Reviewing US Gold (USAU) and The Competition

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for US Gold and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 price target of $2.70, indicating 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, analysts clearly believe US Gold is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

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

Profitability

This table compares US Gold and its rivals’ 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%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares US Gold and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share 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 rivals have higher revenue and earnings than US Gold. US Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

1.7% of US Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.2% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of US Gold shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About US Gold

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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