Analyzing Hycroft Mining (HYMC) and Its Rivals

Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ: HYMC) is one of 96 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Hycroft Mining to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Hycroft Mining has a beta of -0.17, indicating that its share price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hycroft Mining’s competitors have a beta of 1.46, indicating that their average share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hycroft Mining and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hycroft Mining $47.04 million -$132.67 million -0.47
Hycroft Mining Competitors $1.53 billion $198.74 million 1.50

Hycroft Mining’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Hycroft Mining. Hycroft Mining 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.

Profitability

This table compares Hycroft Mining and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hycroft Mining -78.58% N/A -35.32%
Hycroft Mining Competitors 193.00% 2.88% 0.79%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

92.1% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.4% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Hycroft Mining and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hycroft Mining 0 0 2 0 3.00
Hycroft Mining Competitors 769 3420 3676 107 2.39

Hycroft Mining currently has a consensus target price of $15.00, indicating a potential upside of 737.99%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 62.17%. Given Hycroft Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hycroft Mining is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

Hycroft Mining competitors beat Hycroft Mining on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Hycroft Mining Company Profile

Hycroft Mining Holding Corp. engages in the exploration, mining, and development of gold and silver properties. The company was founded on August 28, 2017 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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