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

Dividends

DRDGOLD pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 57.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DRDGOLD has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Risk & Volatility

DRDGOLD has a beta of -1.98, suggesting that its stock price is 298% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DRDGOLD’s rivals have a beta of -0.11, suggesting that their average stock price is 111% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
DRDGOLD $172.22 million $1.00 million N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 180.64

DRDGOLD’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than DRDGOLD.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

18.5% of DRDGOLD shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of DRDGOLD shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DRDGOLD N/A N/A N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for DRDGOLD and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DRDGOLD 0 0 0 0 N/A
DRDGOLD Competitors 471 1832 2141 48 2.39

As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 50.00%. Given DRDGOLD’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe DRDGOLD has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

DRDGOLD rivals beat DRDGOLD on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD Limited is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold production by tailings retreatment. The Company is focused on the recovery of lower-risk, higher-margin ounces primarily from its metallurgical plant located approximately 50 kilometers east of Johannesburg in Brakpan. The Company owns approximately 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO). Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) is owned by EMO. Ergo has a vast footprint adjacent to Johannesburg on the central and eastern Witwatersrand of South Africa. Its assets cover an area of approximately 62 kilometers from east to west and over 25 kilometers from north to south. The Ergo operation has over two metallurgical plants in operation, including Knights plant and The Ergo plant. The Knights plant in Germiston is treating the Cason dump and depositing waste on the Brakpan tailings facility (BTF). The Ergo plant has a total treatment capacity of 300,000 tons per month (tpm).

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