Head to Head Review: Gold Resource (GORO) versus Its Rivals

Gold Resource (NYSE: GORO) is one of 69 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Gold Resource to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

Gold Resource has a beta of 1.92, suggesting that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gold Resource’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, suggesting that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Gold Resource and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gold Resource -1.39% -1.10% -0.93%
Gold Resource Competitors -18.07% -11.10% -1.48%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gold Resource $135.37 million $5.83 million 33.56
Gold Resource Competitors $1.34 billion $123.69 million 15.60

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.9% of Gold Resource shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of Gold Resource 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Gold Resource pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Gold Resource pays out 44.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.0% and pay out 36.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Gold Resource has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Gold Resource and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gold Resource 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gold Resource Competitors 731 2808 2605 94 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 18.28%. Given Gold Resource’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gold Resource has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

About Gold Resource

Gold Resource Corporation explores for, develops, produces, and sells gold and silver in Mexico and the United States. It also explores for copper, lead, and zinc. The company's flagship property is the Aguila project comprising 18 mining concessions aggregating approximately 24,372 hectares located in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. Gold Resource Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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