IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) & Sibanye Stillwater (NYSE:SBSW) Head-To-Head Analysis

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IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) and Sibanye Stillwater (NYSE:SBSW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

IAMGOLD has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sibanye Stillwater has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IAMGOLD and Sibanye Stillwater’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IAMGOLD $1.07 billion 1.42 -$412.60 million ($0.04) -79.50
Sibanye Stillwater $5.04 billion 2.74 $4.30 million $0.01 1,868.00

Sibanye Stillwater has higher revenue and earnings than IAMGOLD. IAMGOLD is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sibanye Stillwater, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

51.4% of IAMGOLD shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.7% of Sibanye Stillwater shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Sibanye Stillwater shares 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.


This table compares IAMGOLD and Sibanye Stillwater’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IAMGOLD -31.53% 2.79% 1.70%
Sibanye Stillwater N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for IAMGOLD and Sibanye Stillwater, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IAMGOLD 1 5 6 0 2.42
Sibanye Stillwater 0 0 4 0 3.00

IAMGOLD currently has a consensus target price of $5.85, indicating a potential upside of 83.96%. Sibanye Stillwater has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 28.48%. Given IAMGOLD’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe IAMGOLD is more favorable than Sibanye Stillwater.


Sibanye Stillwater beats IAMGOLD on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

IAMGOLD Company Profile

IAMGOLD Corporation explores for, develops, and operates gold mining properties in North and South America, and West Africa. The company owns interests in the Rosebel mine located in Suriname, South America; the Essakane mine situated in Burkina Faso, West Africa; the Westwood mine located in Quebec, Canada. Its exploration and development projects include the Boto gold project in Senegal; the Diakha-Siribaya gold project in Mali; the Pitangui project in Brazil; the Côté gold project in Ontario; and the Karita gold project in Guinea, as well as holds interest in the Loma Larga, a gold, silver, and copper project in southern Ecuador. IAMGOLD Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Sibanye Stillwater Company Profile

Sibanye Stillwater Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, the United States, Zimbabwe, Canada, and Argentina. The company produces gold; platinum group metals (PGMs), including palladium, platinum, and rhodium projects; and by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome. It owns the East Boulder and Stillwater mines located in Montana, the United States; and Columbus metallurgical complex, which smelts the material mined to produce PGM-rich filter cake, as well as conducts PGM recycling activities. The company is also involved in the Kroondal, Rustenburg, Marikana, and Platinum Mile operations situated in South Africa; Mimosa located on the southern portion of the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe; the Driefontein, Kloof, and Cooke surface operations located on the West Rand of the Witwatersrand Basin; and the Beatrix situated in the southern Free State. In addition, it owns an interest in surface tailings retreatment facilities; the Marathon PGM project in Ontario, Canada; the Altar and Rio Grande copper gold projects in the Andes in north-west Argentina; the Hoedspruit, Zondernaam, and Vygenhoek PGM projects in South Africa; and the Burnstone and southern Free State gold projects in South Africa. Sibanye Gold Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Weltevreden Park, South Africa.

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