Alamos Gold (NYSE: AGI) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Alamos Gold to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alamos Gold and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Alamos Gold $482.20 million -$17.90 million 316.00
Alamos Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 175.95

Alamos Gold’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Alamos Gold. Alamos 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.0% of Alamos Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Alamos Gold has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alamos Gold’s competitors have a beta of -0.11, indicating that their average stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alamos Gold 2.08% 1.07% 0.82%
Alamos Gold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Alamos Gold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alamos Gold 0 2 2 0 2.50
Alamos Gold Competitors 471 1831 2141 48 2.39

Alamos Gold currently has a consensus price target of $10.83, indicating a potential upside of 71.41%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 48.07%. Given Alamos Gold’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Alamos Gold is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Alamos Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Alamos Gold pays out 100.0% 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 Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 49.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Alamos Gold lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Summary

Alamos Gold beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Alamos Gold

Alamos Gold Inc. is a Canada-based mid-tier gold producer. The Company owns and operates the Mulatos Mine, as well as the Esperanza, Agi Dagi, Kirazli and Camyurt gold development projects. The Mulatos mine is located within the 30,536 hectares Salamandra group of concessions in the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico. The Esperanza Gold Project is a development stage asset located in south-central Mexico in the state of Morelos. Agi Dagi and Kirazli gold development projects are located in Canakkale Province on the Biga Peninsula of northwestern Turkey. The Camyurt project is located near southeast of Canakkale, Turkey. In addition, the Company owns a 100% interest in the Quartz Mountain Property, which is located on the northern extension of the prolific Basin and Range Province of Nevada in Oregon.

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