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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Iamgold 48.66% 1.81% 1.23%
Iamgold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Risk & Volatility

Iamgold has a beta of -0.57, meaning that its share price is 157% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Iamgold’s competitors have a beta of -0.13, meaning that their average share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Iamgold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iamgold 0 6 2 0 2.25
Iamgold Competitors 471 1833 2141 50 2.39

Iamgold currently has a consensus target price of $7.19, indicating a potential upside of 41.79%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 53.83%. Given Iamgold’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Iamgold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.1% of Iamgold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Iamgold and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Iamgold $987.10 million $52.60 million 4.61
Iamgold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 163.04

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

Summary

Iamgold competitors beat Iamgold on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Iamgold

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAMGOLD) is engaged primarily in the exploration for, and the development and production of, mineral resource properties throughout the world. Through its holdings, IAMGOLD has interests in various operations, exploration and development properties. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with approximately four operating gold mines on over three continents. The Company’s gold mine segment is divided into geographic segments, such as Burkina Faso – Essakane mine; Suriname-Rosebel mine; Canada-Doyon division, which includes the Westwood mine and the Doyon mine, and Joint ventures (Mali)-Sadiola mine (41%) and Yatela mine (40%). The Company’s non-gold segments are divided into Exploration and evaluation, and Corporate, which includes royalty interests located in Canada and investments in associates and joint ventures. In Canada, the Company owns the Westwood mine in Quebec and the Cote Gold project, a development project located in Ontario.

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