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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

42.4% of Yamana Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Yamana Gold shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by company 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.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Yamana Gold $1.78 billion $541.80 million -6.36
Yamana Gold Competitors $6.81 billion $2.78 billion -17.90

Yamana Gold’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Yamana Gold. Yamana Gold is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Yamana Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Yamana Gold pays out -4.4% 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Yamana Gold and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yamana Gold 1 6 2 0 2.11
Yamana Gold Competitors 915 2956 3030 82 2.33

Yamana Gold currently has a consensus target price of $3.73, indicating a potential upside of 30.24%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 7.06%. Given Yamana Gold’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Yamana Gold is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yamana Gold -23.63% 0.42% 0.22%
Yamana Gold Competitors -15,080.23% -3.16% -2.52%

Risk and Volatility

Yamana Gold has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yamana Gold’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Yamana Gold competitors beat Yamana Gold on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Yamana Gold Company Profile

Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil; El Penon mine in Chile; Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; Gualcamayo mine in Argentina; Minera Florida mine in Chile; Jacobina mine in Brazil; Brio Gold Inc. (Brio Gold), and Corporate and other. The Company’s development projects include Cerro Moro, Argentina; Agua Rica, Argentina, and Gualcamayo, Argentina. Its exploration projects include Chapada, Brazil; El Penon, Chile; Gualcamayo, Argentina; Minera Florida, Chile; Jacobina, Brazil; Cerro Moro, Argentina; Canadian Malartic Corporation, Canada; Monument Bay, Canada; Brio Gold Exploration; Pilar, Brazil; Fazenda Brasileiro, Brazil; RDM, Brazil, and C1 Santa Luz, Brazil.

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