McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 105 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare McEwen Mining to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
McEwen Mining $54.53 million -$11.30 million -106.00
McEwen Mining Competitors $6.77 billion $2.77 billion -18.82

McEwen Mining’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than McEwen Mining. McEwen Mining 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.

Volatility & Risk

McEwen Mining has a beta of -1.42, indicating that its stock price is 242% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McEwen Mining’s peers have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.4% of McEwen Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.6% of McEwen Mining shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.7% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
McEwen Mining -9.19% -1.69% -1.51%
McEwen Mining Competitors -42,378.23% -5.74% -4.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for McEwen Mining and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McEwen Mining 0 0 1 0 3.00
McEwen Mining Competitors 871 2855 3014 77 2.34

McEwen Mining presently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 135.85%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 2.21%. Given McEwen Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe McEwen Mining is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

McEwen Mining beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

McEwen Mining Company Profile

McEwen Mining Inc. is a mining and minerals production and exploration company. The Company is focused on precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The Company’s segments include Mexico, Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (MSC), Nevada and Los Azules. The Mexico Operations segment includes properties, such as El Gallo 1 mine and the El Gallo 2 project. The MSC segment includes properties, such as the San Jose mine and other concessions located around the mine. The Company’s properties in Nevada segment include Gold Bar project and exploration properties. The Gold Bar project is a proposed mine project. The Los Azules segment includes various properties, such as Los Azules project, Chonchones project, Laganoso project, La Cerrada project and Other Argentina properties. The Los Azules copper project is an advanced-stage porphyry copper exploration project located in the cordilleran region of San Juan Province, Argentina near the border with Chile.

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