Golden Star Resources (GSS) versus The Competition Head to Head Comparison

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Golden Star Resources (NYSE: GSS) is one of 67 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Golden Star Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.4% of Golden Star Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.8% of Golden Star Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Golden Star Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Golden Star Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Golden Star Resources Competitors 727 2793 2584 92 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 17.26%. Given Golden Star Resources’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Golden Star Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Golden Star Resources has a beta of 0.64, meaning that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Golden Star Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Golden Star Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Star Resources -16.59% -176.24% 5.50%
Golden Star Resources Competitors -13.82% -11.15% -1.28%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Golden Star Resources and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Star Resources $264.74 million -$67.43 million 27.56
Golden Star Resources Competitors $1.34 billion $120.69 million 16.65

Golden Star Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Golden Star Resources. Golden Star Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Golden Star Resources rivals beat Golden Star Resources on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

Golden Star Resources Company Profile

Golden Star Resources Ltd. operates as a gold mining and exploration company. The company owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine, the Wassa underground mine, and a carbon-in-leach processing plant located to the northeast of the town of Tarkwa, Ghana; and the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, the Prestea open-pit mining operations, and the Prestea underground mine located near the town of Prestea, Ghana. It also holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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