Head to Head Survey: Harmony Gold (HMY) & Its Competitors

Harmony Gold (NYSE: HMY) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Harmony Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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25.7% of Harmony Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 16.0% of Harmony Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Harmony Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Harmony Gold pays out 9.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 48.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harmony Gold and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Harmony Gold $1.42 billion $17.00 million 9.95
Harmony Gold Competitors $1.40 billion $84.66 million 43.06

Harmony Gold has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Harmony 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Harmony Gold and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harmony Gold 1 1 1 0 2.00
Harmony Gold Competitors 421 1736 1624 67 2.35

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 19.41%. Given Harmony Gold’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Harmony Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harmony Gold N/A N/A N/A
Harmony Gold Competitors -8.65% 3.68% 2.67%

Risk & Volatility

Harmony Gold has a beta of -1.96, suggesting that its stock price is 296% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Harmony Gold’s competitors have a beta of 0.34, suggesting that their average stock price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Harmony Gold competitors beat Harmony Gold on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Harmony Gold Company Profile

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited engages in the exploration and mining of gold in South Africa and Papua New Guinea. The company also explores for copper and silver deposits. It has nine underground operations; an open-pit mine; and various other surface operations in South Africa. The company owns interests in the Hidden Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine; the Wafi Golpu project in Morobe province; and the Kili Teke gold-copper exploration project in Papua New Guinea. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited was incorporated in 1950 and is based in Randfontein, South Africa.

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