Golden Minerals (AUMN) and Its Peers Head to Head Survey

Golden Minerals (NYSE: AUMN) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Golden Minerals to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Golden Minerals has a beta of 1.02, meaning that its stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Minerals’ competitors have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Golden Minerals and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Golden Minerals Competitors 731 2808 2605 94 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 18.28%. Given Golden Minerals’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Golden Minerals has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.3% of Golden Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Golden Minerals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Golden Minerals and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Minerals -99.95% -143.29% -53.97%
Golden Minerals Competitors -18.07% -11.10% -1.48%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Minerals $7.73 million -$5.39 million -9.40
Golden Minerals Competitors $1.34 billion $123.69 million 15.60

Golden Minerals’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Golden Minerals. Golden Minerals 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.


Golden Minerals competitors beat Golden Minerals on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Golden Minerals Company Profile

Golden Minerals Company, a precious metals exploration and development company, mines, constructs, and explores for mineral properties containing precious metals. It explores for gold, silver, zinc, lead, and other minerals. The company holds a 100% interest in the El Quevar advanced exploration silver property in the province of Salta, Argentina; a 100% interest in the Velardeña and Chicago precious metals mining properties and associated oxide and sulfide processing plants in the State of Durango, Mexico; and a diversified portfolio of precious metals and other mineral exploration properties located primarily in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Apex Silver Mines Limited and changed its name to Golden Minerals Company in March 2009 as a result of reorganization. Golden Minerals Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Golden, Colorado.

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