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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for GalianoGoldInc . and its competitors, 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 target price 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 probable upside, analysts plainly believe GalianoGoldInc . is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares GalianoGoldInc . and its competitors’ 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%

Insider and 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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GalianoGoldInc . and its competitors revenue, earnings per share 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than GalianoGoldInc .. GalianoGoldInc . is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

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

Summary

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

GalianoGoldInc . Company Profile

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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