|Bid||0.00 x 4000|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||14.11 - 14.29|
|52 Week Range||13.33 - 20.35|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.39%|
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.
Among the gold miners (RING) (GDX) we’re discussing in this series, only Newmont Mining (NEM) beat analysts’ expectations in the second quarter. Stock reactions to the companies’ beats and misses and the extent of gold’s beats and misses varied among miners.
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.
Kinross Gold’s (KGC) liquidity position at the end of the second quarter wasn’t much different than it was at the end of the first quarter. It ended the second quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $918.7 million. Investors should note that this liquidity position is more significant since the company doesn’t have any debt maturity until 2021.
Barrick Gold (ABX) reported AISC (all-in sustaining costs) of $856 per ounce and cost of sales of $882 per ounce in the second quarter. Its cost of sales reached 22.0%, and its AISC was 21.0% higher YoY (year-over-year). These costs were also higher than the company’s guidance ranges for the full year. However, some of these higher costs were anticipated by the company.
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Besides the rise and fall in the US dollar, another crucial factor affecting precious metals price changes is overall market volatility. Recently, when the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, the markets seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. Also, the geopolitical issues in the Korean Peninsula seem to have subsided. We also saw North Korea free three American detainees just ahead of talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Newmont Mining’s (NEM) AISC (all-in sustaining costs) were $973 per ounce in 1Q18, 8.1% higher YoY (year-over-year) and 0.5% higher quarter-over-quarter. AISC were driven higher by oil prices, mill maintenance at the Boddington mine, higher stockpile and leach pad inventory adjustments, and exploration expenses. While NEM’s unit costs increased YoY, they were in line with its fiscal 2018 guidance.
The recent downturn in metals prices has had a considerable impact on miners. Most of them have entered the red territory. In this part of the series, we’ll look at miners’ RSI (relative strength index) scores and implied volatilities. The miners we’ve selected for our analysis are Alamos Gold (AGI), B2Gold (BTG), Goldcorp (GG), and New Gold (NGD).
Barrick Gold (ABX) generated negative returns amounting to 9.7% year-to-date (or YTD) as of April 17. The stock has significantly underperformed its close peers Goldcorp (GG), Newmont Mining (NEM), and Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), which returned 12.5%, 10.9%, and -1.9%, respectively. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) returned -1.5%.
The recent unrest in the markets has had a significant effect on precious metals and mining companies. The US dollar has a prominent role in influencing dollar-denominated precious metals and mining stocks.
We discussed analysts’ revenue estimates for gold miners in the previous part of this series. In this part, we’ll discuss what analysts expect for these gold miners’ (RING) earnings.
In this part of our series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: Royal Gold (RGLD), Goldcorp (GG), Sibanye Gold (SBGL), and Gold Fields (GFI). Mining stocks mostly move with gold prices, but not always. Among these four miners, Gold Fields has shown the highest correlation with gold, while Royal Gold has seen the lowest correlation with gold on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
Newmont Mining (NEM) is one of the very few gold mining stocks to have given a flat-to-positive return this year. Its strong project pipeline is the major driver behind its consistent-to-increasing production profile. To learn more about its outlook, read Why Newmont Mining Stock Fell despite the 4Q17 Earnings Beat.
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.
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