Barrick Gold (NASDAQ:GOLD – Get Rating) and Anglo American Platinum (OTCMKTS:AGPPF – Get Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
56.8% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.8% of Anglo American Platinum shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Barrick Gold and Anglo American Platinum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Anglo American Platinum||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Barrick Gold||$11.01 billion||2.89||$432.00 million||$0.24||75.50|
|Anglo American Platinum||N/A||N/A||N/A||($8.29)||-6.87|
Barrick Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Anglo American Platinum. Anglo American Platinum is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Barrick Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Barrick Gold and Anglo American Platinum, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Anglo American Platinum||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Barrick Gold beats Anglo American Platinum on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Barrick Gold
Barrick Gold Corp. engages in the production and sale of gold, copper, and related activities. It also provides exploration and mining development. It operates through the following business segments: Carlin, Cortez, Turquoise Ridge, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Kibali, Veladero, North Mara, Bulyanhulu, and Others. The Others segments includes Long Canyon, Phoenix, Nevada Gold Mines, Hemlo, Latin America and Asia Pacific, North Mara, Tongon, Buzwagi, and Africa and Middle East. The company was founded by Peter D. Munk in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the supply of platinum group metals. The firm specializes in mined, recycled, and traded metal which include palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. The company was founded on July 13, 1946 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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