Buenaventura Mining (NYSE: BVN) is one of 74 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Buenaventura Mining to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Buenaventura Mining and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Buenaventura Mining $1.07 billion -$323.49 million -10.16
Buenaventura Mining Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 104.60

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Buenaventura Mining 0 2 2 0 2.50
Buenaventura Mining Competitors 484 1839 2172 49 2.39

Buenaventura Mining presently has a consensus price target of $17.30, suggesting a potential upside of 22.52%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 47.66%. Given Buenaventura Mining’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Buenaventura Mining has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Buenaventura Mining has a beta of 0.93, meaning that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Buenaventura Mining’s peers have a beta of -0.21, meaning that their average share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Buenaventura Mining and its peers’ 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 -2,700.82% -9.21% -4.37%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

45.0% of Buenaventura Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.1% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 19.3% of Buenaventura Mining shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Buenaventura Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Buenaventura Mining pays out -3.6% 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 55.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

About Buenaventura Mining

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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