Iamgold (NYSE: IAG) is one of 61 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Iamgold to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Iamgold and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iamgold 0 6 2 0 2.25
Iamgold Competitors 471 1831 2140 49 2.39

Iamgold currently has a consensus price target of $7.19, suggesting a potential upside of 36.41%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 51.84%. Given Iamgold’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Iamgold has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iamgold 48.66% 1.81% 1.23%
Iamgold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.1% of Iamgold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iamgold and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Iamgold $987.10 million $52.60 million 4.79
Iamgold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 172.27

Iamgold’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Iamgold. Iamgold 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.

Risk and Volatility

Iamgold has a beta of -0.57, indicating that its share price is 157% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iamgold’s rivals have a beta of -0.14, indicating that their average share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Iamgold rivals beat Iamgold on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Iamgold

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAMGOLD) is engaged primarily in the exploration for, and the development and production of, mineral resource properties throughout the world. Through its holdings, IAMGOLD has interests in various operations, exploration and development properties. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with approximately four operating gold mines on over three continents. The Company’s gold mine segment is divided into geographic segments, such as Burkina Faso – Essakane mine; Suriname-Rosebel mine; Canada-Doyon division, which includes the Westwood mine and the Doyon mine, and Joint ventures (Mali)-Sadiola mine (41%) and Yatela mine (40%). The Company’s non-gold segments are divided into Exploration and evaluation, and Corporate, which includes royalty interests located in Canada and investments in associates and joint ventures. In Canada, the Company owns the Westwood mine in Quebec and the Cote Gold project, a development project located in Ontario.

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