Analyzing Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW) and The Competition

Sibanye Stillwater (NYSE: SBSW) is one of 102 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sibanye Stillwater to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.3% of Sibanye Stillwater shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.6% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Sibanye Stillwater shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.1% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Sibanye Stillwater has a beta of 1.69, suggesting that its stock price is 69% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sibanye Stillwater’s rivals have a beta of 1.12, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Sibanye Stillwater and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sibanye Stillwater 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sibanye Stillwater Competitors 734 2818 2619 95 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 29.30%. Given Sibanye Stillwater’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sibanye Stillwater has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sibanye Stillwater and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sibanye Stillwater $5.04 billion $4.50 million 1,124.00
Sibanye Stillwater Competitors $1.10 billion $90.11 million 35.68

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


Sibanye Stillwater pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Sibanye Stillwater pays out 1,000.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 35.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Sibanye Stillwater lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sibanye Stillwater N/A N/A N/A
Sibanye Stillwater Competitors -17.98% -13.35% -1.45%

About Sibanye Stillwater

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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