Head to Head Survey: Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) & Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC)

Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) and Hycroft Mining (NASDAQ:HYMC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Kinross Gold has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its share price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hycroft Mining has a beta of -0.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.1% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Hycroft Mining shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kinross Gold and Hycroft Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kinross Gold 29.97% 15.18% 9.43%
Hycroft Mining -78.58% N/A -35.32%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Kinross Gold and Hycroft Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kinross Gold 0 2 9 1 2.92
Hycroft Mining 0 0 2 0 3.00

Kinross Gold presently has a consensus price target of $10.56, suggesting a potential upside of 75.75%. Hycroft Mining has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 777.19%. Given Hycroft Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hycroft Mining is more favorable than Kinross Gold.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kinross Gold and Hycroft Mining’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kinross Gold $4.21 billion 1.80 $1.34 billion $0.77 7.81
Hycroft Mining $47.04 million 2.18 -$132.67 million ($3.81) -0.45

Kinross Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Hycroft Mining. Hycroft Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinross Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Kinross Gold beats Hycroft Mining on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kinross Gold Company Profile

Kinross Gold Corp. operates as an exploration company. It engages in the production, acquisition, exploration and development of gold bearing properties in Canada, United States, the Russian Federation, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Ghana and Mauritania. The products are gold and silver produced in the form of dore. The company operates through the following business segments: Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Crixas, La Coipa, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. The company was founded by Robert MacKay Buchan on May 31, 1993 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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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