Head to Head Contrast: Auryn Resources (AUG) versus The Competition

Auryn Resources (NYSE: AUG) is one of 62 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Auryn Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Auryn Resources and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Auryn Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Auryn Resources Competitors 727 2791 2577 92 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 19.52%. Given Auryn Resources’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Auryn Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

6.6% of Auryn Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.1% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Auryn Resources has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Auryn Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Auryn Resources and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Auryn Resources N/A -$10.50 million -17.18
Auryn Resources Competitors $1.44 billion $124.78 million 16.97

Auryn Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Auryn Resources. Auryn Resources 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 Auryn Resources and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Auryn Resources N/A -27.88% -24.30%
Auryn Resources Competitors -12.26% -8.51% -0.13%


Auryn Resources competitors beat Auryn Resources on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Auryn Resources Company Profile

Auryn Resources Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties. Its two flagship properties are the Committee Bay gold project located in Nunavut, Canada; and the Sombrero copper-gold project located in Ayacucho province of Southwestern Peru. The company was formerly known as Georgetown Capital Corp. and changed its name to Auryn Resources Inc. in October 2013. Auryn Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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