Comparing US Gold (USAU) and The Competition

US Gold (NASDAQ: USAU) is one of 55 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare US Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares US Gold and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Gold N/A -$8.05 million -1.98
US Gold Competitors $7.43 billion $1.41 billion 10.76

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.7% of US Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of US Gold shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares US Gold and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Gold N/A -97.47% -93.69%
US Gold Competitors -445.58% 15.77% 2.05%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for US Gold and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Gold 0 0 1 0 3.00
US Gold Competitors 554 1545 1613 90 2.33

US Gold currently has a consensus price target of $2.70, indicating a potential upside of 210.34%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 77.73%. Given US Gold’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe US Gold is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

US Gold has a beta of 0.97, indicating that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, US Gold’s peers have a beta of -0.77, indicating that their average share price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

US Gold peers beat US Gold on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About US Gold

U.S. Gold Corp. operates as a gold exploration and development company in the United States. It has a portfolio of development and exploration properties. The company's properties include the Copper King project, an advanced stage gold and copper exploration and development project located in southeast Wyoming; Keystone project, an exploration property on the Cortez Trend in Nevada; and the Gold Bar North project, a gold exploration property located in Eureka County, Nevada. The company is based in Elko, Nevada.

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