Contrasting Platinum Group Metals (PLG) and The Competition

Platinum Group Metals (NYSE:PLGGet Rating) is one of 106 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Platinum Group Metals to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Platinum Group Metals and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Platinum Group Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Platinum Group Metals Competitors 930 3782 4103 115 2.38

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 56.38%. Given Platinum Group Metals’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Platinum Group Metals has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Platinum Group Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Platinum Group Metals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Platinum Group Metals N/A -$13.06 million -12.38
Platinum Group Metals Competitors $1.65 billion $141.54 million -10,321.00

Platinum Group Metals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Platinum Group Metals. Platinum Group Metals is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Platinum Group Metals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Platinum Group Metals N/A -42.26% -23.67%
Platinum Group Metals Competitors -114.62% -88.92% 0.18%

Volatility and Risk

Platinum Group Metals has a beta of 1.78, indicating that its share price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Platinum Group Metals’ peers have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Platinum Group Metals Company Profile (Get Rating)

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. engages in the exploration and development of platinum and palladium properties. It explores for palladium, platinum, gold, copper, nickel, and rhodium deposits. The company holds 50.02% interest in the Waterberg project located on the Northern Limb of the Western Bushveld complex, South Africa. It also develops next-generation battery technology using platinum and palladium. Platinum Group Metals Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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