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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DRDGOLD N/A N/A N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.5% of DRDGOLD shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of DRDGOLD shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

DRDGOLD has a beta of -1.98, meaning that its stock price is 298% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DRDGOLD’s competitors have a beta of -0.14, meaning that their average stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for DRDGOLD and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DRDGOLD 0 0 0 0 N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors 471 1831 2141 49 2.39

As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 52.30%. Given DRDGOLD’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DRDGOLD has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DRDGOLD $172.22 million $1.00 million N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 171.44

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

Dividends

DRDGOLD pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 67.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DRDGOLD has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

DRDGOLD competitors beat DRDGOLD on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD Limited is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold production by tailings retreatment. The Company is focused on the recovery of lower-risk, higher-margin ounces primarily from its metallurgical plant located approximately 50 kilometers east of Johannesburg in Brakpan. The Company owns approximately 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO). Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) is owned by EMO. Ergo has a vast footprint adjacent to Johannesburg on the central and eastern Witwatersrand of South Africa. Its assets cover an area of approximately 62 kilometers from east to west and over 25 kilometers from north to south. The Ergo operation has over two metallurgical plants in operation, including Knights plant and The Ergo plant. The Knights plant in Germiston is treating the Cason dump and depositing waste on the Brakpan tailings facility (BTF). The Ergo plant has a total treatment capacity of 300,000 tons per month (tpm).

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