Financial Contrast: Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) versus Its Peers

Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO) is one of 61 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Eldorado Gold to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Eldorado Gold and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eldorado Gold -5.02% 0.51% 0.38%
Eldorado Gold Competitors -2,998.75% -8.66% -3.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Eldorado Gold and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eldorado Gold 3 6 0 0 1.67
Eldorado Gold Competitors 472 1833 2141 50 2.39

Eldorado Gold currently has a consensus price target of $1.98, indicating a potential upside of 70.26%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 54.53%. Given Eldorado Gold’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Eldorado Gold is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.9% of Eldorado Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eldorado Gold and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Eldorado Gold $650.20 million -$344.15 million -116.00
Eldorado Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 160.12

Eldorado Gold’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Eldorado Gold. Eldorado Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Eldorado Gold has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eldorado Gold’s competitors have a beta of -0.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Eldorado Gold competitors beat Eldorado Gold on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Eldorado Gold Company Profile

Eldorado Gold Corp is a Canada-based gold exploration, development and mining company. The Company’s geographical segments include Turkey, Brazil, Greece, Romania and Other. The Turkey segment includes the Kisladag and the Efemcukuru mines and exploration activities in Turkey. The Brazil segment includes the Vila Nova mine, the Tocantinzinho project and exploration activities in Brazil. The Greece segment includes the Stratoni mine, the Olympias, Skouries, Perama Hill and Sapes projects, and exploration activities in Greece. The Romania segment includes the Certej project and exploration activities in Romania. The Other segment includes operations of the Company’s corporate office and exploration activities in other countries. The Company has operations and ongoing exploration and development projects in Turkey, Greece, Brazil and Romania. Its Operating gold mines include the Kisladag and Efemcukuru mines in Turkey.

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