Financial Review: Golden Minerals (AUMN) versus The Competition

Golden Minerals (NYSE: AUMN) is one of 67 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Golden Minerals to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Minerals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Minerals -99.95% -143.29% -53.97%
Golden Minerals Competitors -13.82% -11.15% -1.28%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Golden Minerals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Golden Minerals Competitors 730 2803 2594 93 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 15.21%. Given Golden Minerals’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Golden Minerals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

3.3% of Golden Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.6% of Golden Minerals shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Golden Minerals and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Minerals $7.73 million -$5.39 million -8.50
Golden Minerals Competitors $1.34 billion $123.69 million 15.23

Golden Minerals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Golden Minerals. Golden Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Golden Minerals has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Minerals’ rivals have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average share price is 0% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Golden Minerals rivals beat Golden Minerals on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Golden Minerals

Golden Minerals Company, a precious metals exploration and development company, mines, constructs, and explores for mineral properties containing precious metals. It explores for gold, silver, zinc, lead, and other minerals. The company holds a 100% interest in the El Quevar advanced exploration silver property in the province of Salta, Argentina; a 100% interest in the Velardeña and Chicago precious metals mining properties and associated oxide and sulfide processing plants in the State of Durango, Mexico; and a diversified portfolio of precious metals and other mineral exploration properties located primarily in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Apex Silver Mines Limited and changed its name to Golden Minerals Company in March 2009 as a result of reorganization. Golden Minerals Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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