Critical Contrast: Alio Gold (ALO) and Its Rivals

Alio Gold (NYSE: ALO) is one of 74 public companies in the “Gold Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Alio Gold to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.6% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alio Gold N/A N/A N/A
Alio Gold Competitors -2,700.76% -9.25% -4.38%

Risk & Volatility

Alio Gold has a beta of -0.69, suggesting that its stock price is 169% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alio Gold’s peers have a beta of -0.21, suggesting that their average stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Alio Gold and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alio Gold 0 2 0 0 2.00
Alio Gold Competitors 484 1844 2176 49 2.39

Alio Gold currently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 99.43%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 47.29%. Given Alio Gold’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Alio Gold is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alio Gold and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Alio Gold N/A N/A 2.54
Alio Gold Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 146.73

Alio Gold’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Alio Gold. Alio 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.

Summary

Alio Gold peers beat Alio Gold on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Alio Gold Company Profile

Alio Gold Inc, formerly Timmins Gold Corp, is a Canada-based gold producer engaged in the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of resource properties in Mexico through its subsidiaries, Timmins Goldcorp Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Molimentales del Noroeste, S.A. de C.V. (MdN). MdN owns the San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico. MdN also owns the Caballo Blanco Property, an exploration and evaluation asset in Veracruz, Mexico. The Mine and the La Chicharra pit are collectively known as the Gold Property. The Company also holds the Ana Paula gold project, which is an advanced stage development project in the Guerrero Gold Belt. The Guerrero Gold Belt project consists of over two claims totaling approximately 4,200 hectares at the north-west end of the Guerrero Gold Belt, with approximately 38,000 additional hectares in the surrounding area. Ana Paula is located in the north central part of the State of Guerrero in southern Mexico, 180 kilometers from Mexico City.

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