Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) is one of 71 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Newmont Mining Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Newmont Mining Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Newmont Mining Corporation $6.71 billion -$627.00 million 51.17
Newmont Mining Corporation Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 154.63

Newmont Mining Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Newmont Mining Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Newmont Mining Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Newmont Mining Corporation 1 6 9 0 2.50
Newmont Mining Corporation Competitors 484 1844 2176 49 2.39

Newmont Mining Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $40.31, suggesting a potential upside of 12.54%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 48.34%. Given Newmont Mining Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Newmont Mining Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Newmont Mining Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Newmont Mining Corporation pays out 42.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 55.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.4% of Newmont Mining Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Newmont Mining Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Newmont Mining Corporation has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newmont Mining Corporation’s peers have a beta of -0.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 120% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Newmont Mining Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Newmont Mining Corporation 1.18% 6.20% 3.55%
Newmont Mining Corporation Competitors -2,700.76% -9.25% -4.38%

Summary

Newmont Mining Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Newmont Mining Corporation

Newmont Mining Corporation is a mining company, which is focused on the production of and exploration for gold and copper. The Company is primarily a gold producer with operations and/or assets in the United States, Australia, Peru, Ghana and Suriname. The Company’s segments include North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The Company’s North America segment consists primarily of Carlin, Phoenix, Twin Creeks and Long Canyon in the state of Nevada, and Cripple Creek &Victor (CC&V) in the state of Colorado, in the United States. The Company’s South America segment consists primarily of Yanacocha in Peru and Merian in Suriname. The Company’s Asia Pacific segment consists primarily of Boddington, Tanami and Kalgoorlie in Australia. The Company’s Africa segment consists primarily of Ahafo and Akyem in Ghana. As of December 31, 2016, it had gold reserves of 68.5 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 23,000 square miles (59,000 square kilometers).

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