Analyzing Centerra Gold (CGAU) and Its Competitors

Centerra Gold (NYSE: CGAU) is one of 95 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Centerra Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Centerra Gold and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Centerra Gold $1.69 billion $408.54 million 4.85
Centerra Gold Competitors $1.52 billion $190.36 million 4.35

Centerra Gold has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Centerra Gold is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Centerra Gold and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centerra Gold 31.99% 20.49% 16.11%
Centerra Gold Competitors 295.09% 5.48% 0.04%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Centerra Gold and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centerra Gold 1 6 1 0 2.00
Centerra Gold Competitors 744 3314 3534 104 2.39

Centerra Gold currently has a consensus price target of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 46.28%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 57.55%. Given Centerra Gold’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Centerra Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Centerra Gold competitors beat Centerra Gold on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Centerra Gold

Centerra Gold, Inc. engages in the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of gold and copper properties. It operates through the following segments: Kumtor, Mount Milligan, and Öksüt. The company was founded on November 7, 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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