Sandstorm Gold (NASDAQ: SAND) is one of 74 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sandstorm Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.6% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sandstorm Gold and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sandstorm Gold N/A N/A 73.00
Sandstorm Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 159.24

Sandstorm Gold’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Sandstorm Gold. Sandstorm Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Sandstorm Gold and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sandstorm Gold 0 1 3 0 2.75
Sandstorm Gold Competitors 484 1844 2176 49 2.39

Sandstorm Gold currently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 36.99%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 48.11%. Given Sandstorm Gold’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sandstorm Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Sandstorm Gold and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sandstorm Gold N/A N/A N/A
Sandstorm Gold Competitors -2,700.76% -9.25% -4.38%

Volatility and Risk

Sandstorm Gold has a beta of -0.56, meaning that its share price is 156% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sandstorm Gold’s rivals have a beta of -0.21, meaning that their average share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sandstorm Gold rivals beat Sandstorm Gold on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Sandstorm Gold Company Profile

Sandstorm Gold Ltd is a Canada-based company engaged in providing financing to mining companies. The Company focuses on acquiring gold and other metal purchase agreements (Gold Streams or Silver Streams), and royalties from companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. The Company operates in the segments of Bachelor Lake, Black Fox, Chapada Santa Elena, Yamana Silver Stream, Chapada, Diavik Mine, Other Royalties, Other and Corporate. The Company has acquired a portfolio of approximately 140 streams and royalties, of which approximately 20 of the underlying mines are producing. The Company’s projects include Yamana Silver Stream; Cerro Moro, which is located approximately 70 kilometers southwest of the coastal port city of Puerto Deseado; Chapada Mine, which is located 270 kilometers northwest of Brasilia in Goias state, Brazil; Black Fox Mine; Santa Elena Mine; Bachelor Lake Mine; Karma Mine; Ming Mine, Bracemac-McLeod Mine and Aurizona Mine.

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