McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare McEwen Mining to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for McEwen Mining and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McEwen Mining 0 0 1 0 3.00
McEwen Mining Competitors 915 2956 3030 82 2.33

McEwen Mining presently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 93.80%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 7.05%. Given McEwen Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe McEwen Mining is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

McEwen Mining has a beta of -1.32, indicating that its stock price is 232% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McEwen Mining’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares McEwen Mining and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
McEwen Mining $54.53 million -$11.30 million -129.00
McEwen Mining Competitors $6.81 billion $2.78 billion -17.90

McEwen Mining’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than McEwen Mining. McEwen Mining 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 McEwen Mining and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
McEwen Mining -9.19% -1.69% -1.51%
McEwen Mining Competitors -15,080.23% -3.16% -2.52%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.3% of McEwen Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.6% of McEwen Mining shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

McEwen Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. McEwen Mining pays out -50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 41.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

McEwen Mining beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

McEwen Mining Company Profile

McEwen Mining Inc. is a mining and minerals production and exploration company. The Company is focused on precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The Company’s segments include Mexico, Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (MSC), Nevada and Los Azules. The Mexico Operations segment includes properties, such as El Gallo 1 mine and the El Gallo 2 project. The MSC segment includes properties, such as the San Jose mine and other concessions located around the mine. The Company’s properties in Nevada segment include Gold Bar project and exploration properties. The Gold Bar project is a proposed mine project. The Los Azules segment includes various properties, such as Los Azules project, Chonchones project, Laganoso project, La Cerrada project and Other Argentina properties. The Los Azules copper project is an advanced-stage porphyry copper exploration project located in the cordilleran region of San Juan Province, Argentina near the border with Chile.

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