AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) is one of 61 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare AngloGold Ashanti Limited to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
AngloGold Ashanti Limited N/A N/A N/A
AngloGold Ashanti Limited Competitors -2,999.24% -8.93% -4.37%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
AngloGold Ashanti Limited $4.25 billion $63.00 million -24.98
AngloGold Ashanti Limited Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 166.72

AngloGold Ashanti Limited has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a beta of -1.45, meaning that its stock price is 245% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s competitors have a beta of -0.14, meaning that their average stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
AngloGold Ashanti Limited 1 2 3 0 2.33
AngloGold Ashanti Limited Competitors 470 1822 2136 47 2.39

AngloGold Ashanti Limited presently has a consensus price target of $11.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.12%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 46.57%. Given AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe AngloGold Ashanti Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

AngloGold Ashanti Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. AngloGold Ashanti Limited pays out -22.5% 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 55.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

32.8% of AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.6% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

About AngloGold Ashanti Limited

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products. The Company operates through four segments: South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and Americas. Its South African operations comprise over four mines and surface production facilities, which include the Vaal River operations, including Kopanang and Moab Khotsong; The West Wits operations, including Mponeng and TauTona, and surface operations. It has operations in Continental Africa in locations, including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanzania. The Australasia segment includes the operations in Australia. It consists of Sunrise Dam and Tropicana. The Americas segment includes the operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

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