Analyzing Coeur Mining (CDE) and IAMGOLD (IAG)

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Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE) and IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.5% of Coeur Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.0% of IAMGOLD shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Coeur Mining and IAMGOLD, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coeur Mining 0 1 6 0 2.86
IAMGOLD 0 5 3 0 2.38

Coeur Mining presently has a consensus price target of $9.79, suggesting a potential upside of 53.96%. IAMGOLD has a consensus price target of $7.44, suggesting a potential upside of 50.88%. Given Coeur Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Coeur Mining is more favorable than IAMGOLD.


This table compares Coeur Mining and IAMGOLD’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coeur Mining -0.67% -0.32% -0.16%
IAMGOLD 2.54% 2.56% 1.84%

Risk and Volatility

Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IAMGOLD has a beta of -0.41, suggesting that its share price is 141% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Coeur Mining and IAMGOLD’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coeur Mining $709.60 million 1.68 -$1.31 million $0.02 318.00
IAMGOLD $1.09 billion 2.10 $501.60 million $0.06 82.17

IAMGOLD has higher revenue and earnings than Coeur Mining. IAMGOLD is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coeur Mining, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

About Coeur Mining

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. It holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold complex located in Mexico; the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine located in British Columbia; the Rochester silver-gold mine located in Nevada; the Kensington gold mine located in Alaska; and the Wharf gold mine located in South Dakota. The Company also owns interest in the La Preciosa silver-gold project located in the State of Durango in northern Mexico. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States and China. The company was formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


IAMGOLD Corporation explores for, develops, and operates gold mining properties in North and South America, and West Africa. It also explores for copper and silver. The company owns interests in the Rosebel gold mine located in north eastern Suriname, South America; the Essakane gold mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso, West Africa; the Westwood gold mine in southwestern Québec, Canada; and the Sadiola Gold Mine located in southwest Mali, West Africa. It holds interests in various other projects, including the Boto gold project in Senegal; the Pitangui project in Brazil; the Siribaya project in Mali; the Loma Larga project in southern Ecuador; and the Eastern Borosi project in Northeast Nicaragua. IAMGOLD Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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