A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ: AMRK) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare A-Mark Precious Metals to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

A-Mark Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. A-Mark Precious Metals pays out 32.3% 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
A-Mark Precious Metals $6.99 billion $10.39 million 16.82
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors $6.77 billion $2.76 billion -16.36

A-Mark Precious Metals has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. A-Mark Precious Metals is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A-Mark Precious Metals 0.10% 9.95% 1.40%
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors -42,380.66% -2.79% -2.31%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.9% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of A-Mark Precious Metals 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for A-Mark Precious Metals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A-Mark Precious Metals 0 1 1 1 3.00
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors 917 2965 3037 82 2.33

A-Mark Precious Metals currently has a consensus target price of $21.65, suggesting a potential upside of 30.03%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 5.84%. Given A-Mark Precious Metals’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe A-Mark Precious Metals is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A-Mark Precious Metals’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

A-Mark Precious Metals beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About A-Mark Precious Metals

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a precious metal trading company. The Company is a wholesaler of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and related products, including bars, wafers, grain and coins. It distributes gold and silver coins and bars from sovereign and private mints; provides financing for the purchase of bullion and numismatics; offers storage for bullion, and offers complementary products, such as consignment, customized finance and liquidity programs, such as repurchase (Repo) accounts, and trade quotes in a variety of foreign currencies. It operates through various business units for accounting purposes, including Industrial, Coin and Bar, Trading, Finance, Collateral Finance Corporation, Transcontinental Depository Services and Logistics. It is an authorized distributor of gold and silver coins for sovereign mints and various private mints. The sovereign mints include the United States Mint, the Australian (Perth) Mint and the Austrian Mint, among others.

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