|Bid||2.680 x 3000|
|Ask||2.690 x 3100|
|Day's Range||2.620 - 2.750|
|52 Week Range||2.300 - 3.800|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.02 (0.76%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Eldorado Gold (EGO) stock has seen rapidly deteriorating analyst sentiments in the past year. Currently, only 17% of the 13 Wall Street analysts covering the stock rate it a “buy.” That stands in sharp contrast to the ~50% “buy” ratings it had almost a year ago. Eldorado stock has lost 38.4% of its value year-to-date as of September 24.
The Canadian mid-tier gold producer's stock has not hit a new 52-week low yet, but the share price is just a few cents above the lowest price listed by the technical indicator. Yamana Gold is trading cheaply on the New York Stock Exchange. Following a 12% drop in the market value for the 52 weeks through Sept. 12 the share price is $2.50 as of Thursday morning, and is below the 200-, 100- and 50-day simple moving average lines.
Compounded with the drop in the price of gold, mixed earnings reports sent several gold mining companies' stocks south in the final days of summer.
Canada's Yamana Gold Inc said on Wednesday Argentina's proposal to impose new tax on exports could hurt its cash flow despite the company taking steps to mitigate the impact. The South American country, which is facing an economic crisis, announced new temporary export taxes on grains and other goods last week in a bid to balance its budget in 2019. Yamana, which operates the Cerro Moro, Agua Rica and the Gualcamayo mines in Argentina, said it was taking a number of measures including adjusting its foreign exchange hedging program due to currency fluctuation in Argentina and other countries.
To a point, companies try to optimize their debt-to-equity mixes. In fact, it isn’t always bad to carry debt if a company can repay it through earnings.
One way to assess a company’s liquidity is to calculate its current ratio. Newmont Mining (NEM) and Kinross Gold (KGC) are doing the best among senior miners with ratios of 4.6x and 3.7x, respectively. Goldcorp (GG) and Yamana Gold (AUY), on the other hand, have the lowest current ratios of 1.01x and 1.04x, respectively.
Newmont Mining (NEM) saw its debt rise at the peak of the cycle due to expensive acquisitions. These companies are now focusing on steadily paying off their debt.
Newmont Mining’s (NEM) AISC (all-in sustaining costs) totaled $1,024 per ounce in the second quarter, 16.0% higher YoY (year-over-year) and 5.2% higher sequentially. This represents the temporary rise in costs for Newmont Mining in 2018 as the company executes its stripping campaigns at Carlin, Twin Creeks, Boddington, and Yanacocha.
Newmont Mining (NEM) reported its second-quarter earnings before the market opened on July 26 and held its conference call the same day. The company reported EPS of $0.26, which beat the consensus expectations by $0.02. Its revenues of $1.66 billion, however, missed expectations by 7.0%.
At the end of Q2 2018, Goldcorp’s net debt and adjusted net debt totaled $2.4 billion and $2.3 billion, respectively. Thus, the net debt to EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) for the company was closer to 1.7x during the second quarter. Now it’s focusing on the deleveraging and strengthening its balance sheet further to prepare the company for the next phase of the capital investment cycle, which is expected to start after 2020 with the buildup of the next generation of mines.
Iamgold’s Q2 2018 Results Were a Mixed Bag: Is Outlook Better? Historically, Iamgold (IAG) has traded at a lower valuation than its peers. However, after its significant turnaround in 2017 and year-to-date, its discount compared to its peers has decreased. Among Iamgold’s (IAG) close peers, Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), Yamana Gold (AUY), Eldorado Gold (EGO), and New Gold (NGD) have forward multiples of 11.3x, 5.7x, 6.7x, and 4.6x, respectively.
Goldcorp (GG) reported its Q2 2018 earnings on July 25, 2018, after the market closed and held its earnings conference call on July 26. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.02, which missed the consensus estimate by $0.05. Its revenues of $793 million missed the analyst estimate by ~9%. Lower production and foreign exchange currency costs were mainly responsible for the miss. The company reported that it lost $0.20 per share due to deferred tax balances. Goldcorp also missed analysts’ expectations for its Q1 2018 earnings.
Iamgold (IAG) generated revenues of $277.4 million in Q2 2018, which represents a YoY (year-over-year) growth of 1.1%. Its higher realized prices and higher sales at its Rosebel mine were offset by lower sales volumes at its Essakane and Westwood mines. Its attributable gold production was 214,000 ounces, which was 4% lower than Q2 2017.
Iamgold (IAG) reported its Q2 2018 results after the market closed on August 8. It reported EPS of $0.03, beating the consensus estimate by $0.02. Its revenues, however, missed the expectation, coming in at $277.4 million compared to the consensus of $301 million.
The lustrous yellow metal may be down more than 10% since mid-April, but gold miners are sitting pretty.