Head to Head Analysis: DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) vs. Its Competitors

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

Volatility and Risk

DRDGOLD Limited has a beta of -2.01, meaning that its share price is 301% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DRDGOLD Limited’s peers have a beta of -0.21, meaning that their average share price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
DRDGOLD Limited $172.22 million $1.00 million N/A
DRDGOLD Limited Competitors $2.41 billion -$32.21 million 157.89

DRDGOLD Limited’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than DRDGOLD Limited.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.0% of DRDGOLD Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.1% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of DRDGOLD Limited shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of shares of all “Gold Mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares DRDGOLD Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DRDGOLD Limited Competitors -2,700.76% -9.25% -4.38%


DRDGOLD Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. As a group, “Gold Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.9% and pay out 55.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. DRDGOLD Limited has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for DRDGOLD Limited and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DRDGOLD Limited 0 1 0 0 2.00
DRDGOLD Limited Competitors 484 1842 2175 49 2.39

As a group, “Gold Mining” companies have a potential upside of 47.85%. Given DRDGOLD Limited’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe DRDGOLD Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


DRDGOLD Limited peers beat DRDGOLD Limited on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About DRDGOLD Limited

DRDGOLD Limited is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold production by tailings retreatment. The Company is focused on the recovery of lower-risk, higher-margin ounces primarily from its metallurgical plant located approximately 50 kilometers east of Johannesburg in Brakpan. The Company owns approximately 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO). Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) is owned by EMO. Ergo has a vast footprint adjacent to Johannesburg on the central and eastern Witwatersrand of South Africa. Its assets cover an area of approximately 62 kilometers from east to west and over 25 kilometers from north to south. The Ergo operation has over two metallurgical plants in operation, including Knights plant and The Ergo plant. The Knights plant in Germiston is treating the Cason dump and depositing waste on the Brakpan tailings facility (BTF). The Ergo plant has a total treatment capacity of 300,000 tons per month (tpm).

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