13.40 +0.14 (1.06%)
Pre-Market: 6:34AM EDT
|Bid||13.37 x 700|
|Ask||13.49 x 2400|
|Day's Range||13.25 - 13.48|
|52 Week Range||11.64 - 16.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||17.46|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.08 (0.60%)|
|1y Target Est||17.74|
In this series, we’ll discuss analyst ratings and recommendations for gold miners, starting with Barrick Gold. Of the 24 analysts covering Barrick Gold (ABX), only 25% recommend “buy” for the stock, the lowest percentage of “buy” recommendations among senior miner stocks (GDX).
Among the senior mining companies under review in this series (GDX), Newmont Mining (NEM) is currently trading at the highest EV-to-forward EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 8.3x. NEM is also trading at an 11% premium to its trailing-five-year average multiple and at a 30.4% premium to the peer average. Its strong project pipeline is also encouraging analysts to revise their estimates upward.
Now that we’ve looked at analysts’ revenue estimates for the senior gold miners under review (GDX), let’s take a look at analysts’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) estimates for these companies. In line with the expected fall in Barrick Gold’s (ABX) 2018 revenue, analysts expect a fall of 7.2% YoY (year-over-year) in ABX’s EBITDA to $3.7 billion. Newmont Mining’s (NEM) EBITDA for 2018 is also expected to fall 0.8% YoY to $2.6 billion.
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In this article, we’ll discuss the market sentiments for these companies. Among the senior gold miners under review (GDX) (GDXJ), analysts are most optimistic about Goldcorp (GG). It has the most “buy” ratings at 65%, with only 5% “sell” ratings.
Goldcorp (GG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Mining stocks’ correlations with gold are crucial because gold is the big brother of precious metals. The movements in the remaining three precious metals—silver, platinum, and palladium—mostly depend on gold’s movements. For our correlation analysis, we’ll look at First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), and Goldcorp (GG). Mining-based funds also have high correlations with precious metals.
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 on this front with ratios of 3.6x and 3.9x, respectively. Goldcorp (GG) and Yamana Gold (AUY), on the other hand, have the lowest current ratios of 0.9x and 1.0x, respectively.
As metals prices started weakening, investors shifted their focus from high-leverage miners (GDX) (GDXJ) to low-leverage miners with sound growth plans, leading miners to trim their balance sheets. After reducing its debt by $1.3 billion in 2016, Newmont Mining (NEM) reduced its net debt by ~$1.0 billion in 2017. It ended 4Q17 with net debt of $0.8 billion.
Gold miners (GDX) (GDXJ) have to compensate for every ounce they take out of the ground. While mines have finite lives, the companies operating them don’t, so it’s important to look at miners’ reserves and resource estimates and the assumptions used to calculate them. Goldcorp’s (GG) proven and probable gold reserves as of June 30, 2017, were 53.5 million ounces, an improvement of 26.5% YoY (year-over-year).
After making discretionary cuts on exploration and capital expenditure for many years, gold miners (GDX) (JNUG) have started to refocus on production growth. In the last three years, Newmont Mining (NEM) has built its Merian and Long Canyon mines on time and 20% below budget. The company also sounds confident about finishing its next project, Northwest Exodus, in 2018.