Head-To-Head Contrast: African Barrick Gold (OTCMKTS:ABGLF) versus Its Competitors

African Barrick Gold (OTCMKTS: ABGLF) is one of 138 publicly-traded companies in the “METALS-NON FERR” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare African Barrick Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for African Barrick Gold and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
African Barrick Gold 0 0 1 0 3.00
African Barrick Gold Competitors 1027 3513 3715 164 2.36

As a group, “METALS-NON FERR” companies have a potential upside of 17.76%. Given African Barrick Gold’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe African Barrick Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

37.2% of shares of all “METALS-NON FERR” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.4% of shares of all “METALS-NON FERR” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

African Barrick Gold has a beta of 0.68, indicating that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, African Barrick Gold’s rivals have a beta of 2.90, indicating that their average share price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares African Barrick Gold and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
African Barrick Gold -94.13% -91.11% -63.52%
African Barrick Gold Competitors -153.78% -11.24% 0.56%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares African Barrick Gold and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
African Barrick Gold $751.51 million -$707.39 million 6.09
African Barrick Gold Competitors $5.71 billion $442.89 million -8.71

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

Summary

African Barrick Gold rivals beat African Barrick Gold on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

African Barrick Gold Company Profile

Acacia Mining plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines, processes, and sells gold in Africa. The company has three gold mines in north-west Tanzania, including Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi, and North Mara; and a portfolio of exploration projects at various stages of development in Tanzania, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Mali. It also produces co-products, such as copper and silver. The company was formerly known as African Barrick Gold plc and changed its name to Acacia Mining plc in November 2014. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Acacia Mining plc is a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation.

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