US Gold (NASDAQ: USAU) is one of 55 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare US Gold to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.
This table compares US Gold and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|US Gold Competitors||-445.58%||15.77%||2.05%|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for US Gold and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|US Gold Competitors||554||1546||1615||91||2.33|
US Gold currently has a consensus target price of $2.70, suggesting a potential upside of 203.37%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 72.55%. Given US Gold’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe US Gold is more favorable than its peers.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares US Gold and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|US Gold||N/A||-$8.05 million||-2.02|
|US Gold Competitors||$7.43 billion||$1.41 billion||11.00|
US Gold’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than US Gold. US Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Volatility and Risk
US Gold has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, US Gold’s peers have a beta of -0.77, indicating that their average share price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
1.7% of US Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of US Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
US Gold peers beat US Gold on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
US Gold Company Profile
U.S. Gold Corp. operates as a gold exploration and development company in the United States. It has a portfolio of development and exploration properties. The company's properties include the Copper King project, an advanced stage gold and copper exploration and development project located in southeast Wyoming; Keystone project, an exploration property on the Cortez Trend in Nevada; and the Gold Bar North project, a gold exploration property located in Eureka County, Nevada. The company is based in Elko, Nevada.
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