Analyzing AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) & Its Competitors
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare AngloGold Ashanti Limited to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share 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||126.06|
AngloGold Ashanti Limited has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. AngloGold Ashanti Limited 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
32.2% of AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|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||1824||2136||47||2.39|
AngloGold Ashanti Limited presently has a consensus price target of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 15.12%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 66.38%. Given AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe AngloGold Ashanti Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and its rivals’ 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||-2,998.98%||-8.79%||-4.27%|
Volatility & Risk
AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a beta of -1.45, suggesting that its share price is 245% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s rivals have a beta of -0.11, suggesting that their average share price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.
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.
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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