Buenaventura Mining (NYSE: BVN) is one of 61 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Buenaventura Mining to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Buenaventura Mining and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Buenaventura Mining $1.07 billion -$323.49 million -10.06
Buenaventura Mining Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 174.89

Buenaventura Mining’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Buenaventura Mining. Buenaventura Mining 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.3% of Buenaventura Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.3% of Buenaventura Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Buenaventura Mining and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Buenaventura Mining -29.67% -11.11% -7.90%
Buenaventura Mining Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Buenaventura Mining and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Buenaventura Mining 0 2 1 0 2.33
Buenaventura Mining Competitors 471 1831 2141 48 2.39

Buenaventura Mining currently has a consensus target price of $17.30, suggesting a potential upside of 23.66%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 48.49%. Given Buenaventura Mining’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Buenaventura Mining has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Buenaventura Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Buenaventura Mining pays out -5.8% 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 56.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Buenaventura Mining has a beta of 0.93, suggesting that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Buenaventura Mining’s rivals have a beta of -0.14, suggesting that their average share price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Buenaventura Mining rivals beat Buenaventura Mining on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Buenaventura Mining Company Profile

Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (Buenaventura) is a precious metals company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, mining and processing of gold, silver and other metals in Peru. The Company’s segments include Production and sale of minerals; Exploration and development activities; Construction and engineering services; Energy generation and transmission services; Insurance brokerage; Rental of mining concessions; Holding of investment in shares (mainly in Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. and S.M.R.L. Chaupiloma Dos de Cajamarca), and Industrial activities. The Company operates the Orcopampa, Uchucchacua, Julcani, Mallay and Breapampa mines and has controlling interests in over three other mining companies, which operate the Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay and La Zanja mines. It also owns an electric power transmission company, a hydroelectric plant, a processing plant and an engineering services consulting company and non-controlling interests in various other mining companies.

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