Reviewing B2Gold Corp (BTG) and Its Rivals
B2Gold Corp (NYSE: BTG) is one of 74 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare B2Gold Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares B2Gold Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|B2Gold Corp Competitors||$2.41 billion||-$32.21 million||146.73|
B2Gold Corp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than B2Gold Corp. B2Gold Corp 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.
This table compares B2Gold Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|B2Gold Corp Competitors||-2,700.76%||-9.25%||-4.38%|
Risk & Volatility
B2Gold Corp has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, B2Gold Corp’s peers have a beta of -0.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for B2Gold Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|B2Gold Corp Competitors||484||1844||2176||49||2.39|
B2Gold Corp presently has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 51.52%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 47.43%. Given B2Gold Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe B2Gold Corp is more favorable than its peers.
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.
B2Gold Corp beats its peers on 7 of the 11 factors compared.
About B2Gold Corp
B2Gold Corp. (B2Gold) is a Canada-based gold producer with approximately four operating mines and one mine under construction. The Company has a portfolio of other evaluation and exploration projects in various countries, including Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Finland, Chile and Nicaragua. Its material mineral properties consist of three mines and one mine under construction: Otjikoto mine, an open pit gold mine located approximately 300 kilometers north of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia (Otjikoto Mine); Masbate mine, an open pit gold mine, located near the northern tip of the island of Masbate, over 360 kilometers south-east of Manila (Masbate Gold Project); La Libertad mine, an open pit gold mine located over 110 kilometers due east of Managua and 32 kilometers northeast of Juigalpa, Nicaragua (La Libertad Mine), and Fekola gold project, an open pit gold mine under construction located approximately 40 kilometers south of the city of Kenieba, Mali (Fekola Project).
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