Head to Head Survey: Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) vs. 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 related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Insider and Institutional 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

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%

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 -38.65
Eldorado Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 184.85

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Eldorado Gold and its competitors, as reported 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 471 1831 2141 48 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 48.36%. Given Eldorado Gold’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Eldorado Gold is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and 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 -0.14, suggesting that their average stock price is 114% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

About Eldorado Gold

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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