Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) 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 Kinross Gold to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

Kinross Gold has a beta of 0.09, indicating that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold’s competitors have a beta of -0.13, indicating that their average share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Kinross Gold and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold 0 6 6 0 2.50
Kinross Gold Competitors 470 1828 2137 48 2.39

Kinross Gold currently has a consensus target price of $4.88, indicating a potential upside of 15.73%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 42.25%. Given Kinross Gold’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kinross Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.0% of Kinross Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold $3.47 billion -$104.00 million 42.20
Kinross Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 189.45

Kinross Gold has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Kinross Gold 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold 3.28% 2.58% 1.39%
Kinross Gold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Summary

Kinross Gold beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Kinross Gold Company Profile

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.

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