Kinross Gold (KGC) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast

Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Kinross Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.8% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kinross Gold and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold 3.28% 2.58% 1.39%
Kinross Gold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Volatility and Risk

Kinross Gold has a beta of 0.09, indicating that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold’s rivals have a beta of -0.14, indicating that their average share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Kinross Gold and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold 0 6 6 0 2.50
Kinross Gold Competitors 471 1831 2141 48 2.39

Kinross Gold currently has a consensus target price of $4.88, indicating a potential upside of 17.40%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 48.39%. Given Kinross Gold’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kinross Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kinross Gold and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold $3.47 billion -$104.00 million 46.22
Kinross Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 170.07

Kinross Gold has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Kinross Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Kinross Gold beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Kinross Gold

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.

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