Financial Contrast: Iamgold (IAG) & Its Rivals

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

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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.1% of Iamgold 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & 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 4.62
Iamgold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 167.51

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Iamgold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Iamgold 0 6 2 0 2.25
Iamgold Competitors 472 1833 2141 50 2.39

Iamgold currently has a consensus target price of $7.19, indicating a potential upside of 41.51%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 54.81%. Given Iamgold’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Iamgold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

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

Summary

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

Iamgold Company Profile

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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