Financial Contrast: McEwen Mining (MUX) and The Competition

McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX) is one of 105 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare McEwen Mining to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for McEwen Mining and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McEwen Mining 0 0 1 0 3.00
McEwen Mining Competitors 874 2871 3032 80 2.34

McEwen Mining currently has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 141.55%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 0.28%. Given McEwen Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe McEwen Mining is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

McEwen Mining has a beta of -1.42, meaning that its stock price is 242% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McEwen Mining’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
McEwen Mining $54.53 million -$11.30 million -103.50
McEwen Mining Competitors $6.77 billion $2.77 billion -18.16

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.5% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.5% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 26.6% of McEwen Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
McEwen Mining -9.19% -1.69% -1.51%
McEwen Mining Competitors -36,072.47% -0.87% -2.11%

McEwen Mining Company Profile

McEwen Mining Inc. is a mining and minerals production and exploration company. The Company is focused on precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The Company’s segments include Mexico, Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (MSC), Nevada and Los Azules. The Mexico Operations segment includes properties, such as El Gallo 1 mine and the El Gallo 2 project. The MSC segment includes properties, such as the San Jose mine and other concessions located around the mine. The Company’s properties in Nevada segment include Gold Bar project and exploration properties. The Gold Bar project is a proposed mine project. The Los Azules segment includes various properties, such as Los Azules project, Chonchones project, Laganoso project, La Cerrada project and Other Argentina properties. The Los Azules copper project is an advanced-stage porphyry copper exploration project located in the cordilleran region of San Juan Province, Argentina near the border with Chile.

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