Northern Dynasty Minerals (NAK) vs. Its Peers Financial Review

Northern Dynasty Minerals (NYSE: NAK) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Northern Dynasty Minerals to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Northern Dynasty Minerals and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northern Dynasty Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors 731 2808 2605 94 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 18.28%. Given Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Northern Dynasty Minerals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Northern Dynasty Minerals has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its share price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northern Dynasty Minerals N/A -42.38% -38.05%
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors -18.07% -11.10% -1.48%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

7.6% of Northern Dynasty Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Northern Dynasty Minerals N/A -$52.14 million -7.50
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors $1.34 billion $123.69 million 15.60

Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Northern Dynasty Minerals. Northern Dynasty 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.

Summary

Northern Dynasty Minerals rivals beat Northern Dynasty Minerals on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Northern Dynasty Minerals

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration of mineral properties in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project comprising 2,402 mineral claims that covers an area of approximately 417 square miles located in southwest Alaska. The company was formerly known as Northern Dynasty Explorations Ltd. and changed its name to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. in October 1997. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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