GalianoGoldInc . (NYSE: GAU) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare GalianoGoldInc . to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GalianoGoldInc . $161.92 million -$167.93 million 127.00
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors $1.76 billion $40.29 million 14.02

GalianoGoldInc .’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GalianoGoldInc .. GalianoGoldInc . is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

GalianoGoldInc . has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GalianoGoldInc .’s peers have a beta of 2.22, suggesting that their average share price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.5% of GalianoGoldInc . shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.8% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GalianoGoldInc . N/A 14.48% 14.27%
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors -10.27% 6.74% 2.47%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for GalianoGoldInc . and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GalianoGoldInc . 0 0 1 0 3.00
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors 388 1116 1210 38 2.33

GalianoGoldInc . currently has a consensus price target of $2.50, indicating a potential upside of 96.85%. As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 47.78%. Given GalianoGoldInc .’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GalianoGoldInc . is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

GalianoGoldInc . peers beat GalianoGoldInc . on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About GalianoGoldInc .

Asanko Gold, Inc. is an exploration company. It engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources in West Ghana. The company was founded by Ivan James Bebek and Shawn Kristen Wallace on September 23, 1999 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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