Head-To-Head Contrast: Platinum Group Metals (PLG) and Its Rivals

Platinum Group Metals (NYSE:PLGGet Rating) is one of 106 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Platinum Group Metals to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Platinum Group Metals and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Platinum Group Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Platinum Group Metals Competitors 930 3782 4103 115 2.38

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 56.38%. Given Platinum Group Metals’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Platinum Group Metals has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.2% of Platinum Group Metals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Platinum Group Metals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Platinum Group Metals N/A -42.26% -23.67%
Platinum Group Metals Competitors -114.62% -88.92% 0.18%

Risk & Volatility

Platinum Group Metals has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Platinum Group Metals’ peers have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Platinum Group Metals and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Platinum Group Metals N/A -$13.06 million -12.38
Platinum Group Metals Competitors $1.65 billion $141.54 million -10,321.00

Platinum Group Metals’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Platinum Group Metals. Platinum Group Metals is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

About Platinum Group Metals (Get Rating)

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. engages in the exploration and development of platinum and palladium properties. It explores for palladium, platinum, gold, copper, nickel, and rhodium deposits. The company holds 50.02% interest in the Waterberg project located on the Northern Limb of the Western Bushveld complex, South Africa. It also develops next-generation battery technology using platinum and palladium. Platinum Group Metals Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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