Reviewing Coeur Mining (CDE) & Yamana Gold (AUY)

Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE) and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Coeur Mining and Yamana Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Coeur Mining -2.58% -0.77% -0.40%
Yamana Gold -18.50% 2.33% 1.19%



Risk and Volatility

Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.62, suggesting that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yamana Gold has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Yamana Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Coeur Mining does not pay a dividend. Yamana Gold pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Coeur Mining and Yamana Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Coeur Mining 0 3 4 0 2.57
Yamana Gold 0 4 7 0 2.64

Coeur Mining currently has a consensus price target of $9.70, indicating a potential upside of 18.00%. Yamana Gold has a consensus price target of $3.63, indicating a potential upside of 15.08%. Given Coeur Mining’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Coeur Mining is more favorable than Yamana Gold.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.3% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.3% of Yamana Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Yamana Gold shares are owned 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coeur Mining and Yamana Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coeur Mining $709.60 million 2.16 -$1.31 million $0.02 411.00
Yamana Gold $1.80 billion 1.66 -$194.40 million $0.08 39.38

Coeur Mining has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Yamana Gold. Yamana Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coeur Mining, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Yamana Gold beats Coeur Mining on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Coeur Mining Company Profile

Coeur Mining, Inc. owns, operates, explores for, and develops silver and gold properties. It holds interests in the Palmarejo silver-gold complex located in Mexico; the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine located in British Columbia; the Rochester silver-gold mine located in Nevada; the Kensington gold mine located in Alaska; and the Wharf gold mine located in South Dakota. The Company also owns interest in the La Preciosa silver-gold project located in the State of Durango in northern Mexico. Coeur Mining, Inc. markets its silver and gold concentrates to third-party refiners and smelters in the United States and China. The company was formerly known as Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation and changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. in May 2013. Coeur Mining, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Yamana Gold Company Profile

Yamana Gold Inc. operates as a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. It primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. The company was formerly known as Yamana Resources Inc. and changed its name to Yamana Gold Inc. in July 2003. Yamana Gold Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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