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

Profitability

This table compares Kinross Gold Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold Corporation 3.28% 2.58% 1.39%
Kinross Gold Corporation Competitors -2,998.73% -8.62% -3.98%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Kinross Gold Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold Corporation 0 6 6 0 2.50
Kinross Gold Corporation Competitors 470 1827 2137 48 2.39

Kinross Gold Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $4.88, indicating a potential upside of 15.73%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 40.25%. Given Kinross Gold Corporation’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kinross Gold Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Kinross Gold Corporation has a beta of 0.09, suggesting that its share price is 91% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold Corporation’s peers have a beta of -0.13, suggesting that their average share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kinross Gold Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold Corporation $3.47 billion -$104.00 million 46.89
Kinross Gold Corporation Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 193.38

Kinross Gold Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Kinross Gold Corporation 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.0% of Kinross Gold Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.8% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold Corporation 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kinross Gold Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.

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