Financial Analysis: Pershing Gold (PGLC) and The Competition
Pershing Gold (NASDAQ: PGLC) is one of 61 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Pershing Gold to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Pershing Gold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Pershing Gold Competitors||471||1831||2140||49||2.39|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Pershing Gold and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Pershing Gold||N/A||-$15.63 million||-5.33|
|Pershing Gold Competitors||$2.41 billion||-$32.21 million||172.16|
Pershing Gold’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Pershing Gold. Pershing Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Pershing Gold and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Pershing Gold Competitors||-2,998.75%||-8.66%||-3.99%|
Volatility and Risk
Pershing Gold has a beta of 0.91, indicating that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pershing Gold’s competitors have a beta of -0.14, indicating that their average share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
19.6% of Pershing Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 36.8% of Pershing Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Pershing Gold beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About Pershing Gold
Pershing Gold Corporation is a gold and precious metals exploration company. The Company focuses on exploration, development and mining opportunities in Nevada. The Company is focused on exploration at its Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. The Company operates its business directly and also through its subsidiary, Gold Acquisition Corp. Gold Acquisition Corp. owns and is engaged in conducting exploration on the Relief Canyon Mine property in northwestern Nevada. The Company is engaged in conducting exploration on the Relief Canyon expansion properties. The Relief Canyon Mine includes approximately three open pit mines, heap leach pads consisting of approximately six cells, approximately two solution ponds and a cement block constructed adsorption desorption-recovery (ADR) solution processing circuit. The Pershing Pass property includes approximately 490 lode mining claims. The Company has not generated any revenues.
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