Head to Head Contrast: US Gold (USAU) vs. Its Peers

US Gold (NASDAQ: USAU) is one of 55 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare US Gold to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for US Gold and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Gold 0 0 1 0 3.00
US Gold Competitors 554 1546 1615 91 2.33

US Gold currently has a consensus target price of $2.70, suggesting a potential upside of 203.37%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 72.55%. Given US Gold’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe US Gold is more favorable than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

US Gold has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, US Gold’s peers have a beta of -0.77, suggesting that their average share price is 177% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares US Gold and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Gold N/A -97.47% -93.69%
US Gold Competitors -445.58% 15.77% 2.05%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares US Gold and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Gold N/A -$8.05 million -2.02
US Gold Competitors $7.43 billion $1.41 billion 11.00

US Gold’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than US Gold. US Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.7% of US Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of US Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


US Gold peers beat US Gold on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

US Gold Company Profile

U.S. Gold Corp. operates as a gold exploration and development company in the United States. It has a portfolio of development and exploration properties. The company's properties include the Copper King project, an advanced stage gold and copper exploration and development project located in southeast Wyoming; Keystone project, an exploration property on the Cortez Trend in Nevada; and the Gold Bar North project, a gold exploration property located in Eureka County, Nevada. The company is based in Elko, Nevada.

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