Head to Head Review: A-Mark Precious Metals (AMRK) versus Its Rivals

A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ: AMRK) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare A-Mark Precious Metals to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

A-Mark Precious Metals has a beta of 0.11, indicating that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, A-Mark Precious Metals’ peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.9% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 43.0% of A-Mark Precious Metals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

A-Mark Precious Metals pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. A-Mark Precious Metals pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 43.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
A-Mark Precious Metals 0.10% 10.04% 1.38%
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors -15,080.23% -3.16% -2.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for A-Mark Precious Metals and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
A-Mark Precious Metals 0 1 1 1 3.00
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors 915 2953 3026 82 2.33

A-Mark Precious Metals currently has a consensus price target of $21.65, suggesting a potential upside of 27.50%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 5.37%. Given A-Mark Precious Metals’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe A-Mark Precious Metals is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares A-Mark Precious Metals and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
A-Mark Precious Metals $7.40 billion $10.53 million 17.15
A-Mark Precious Metals Competitors $6.80 billion $2.78 billion -17.90

A-Mark Precious Metals has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. A-Mark Precious 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.

Summary

A-Mark Precious Metals beats its peers on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About A-Mark Precious Metals

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. is a precious metal trading company. The Company is a wholesaler of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and related products, including bars, wafers, grain and coins. It distributes gold and silver coins and bars from sovereign and private mints; provides financing for the purchase of bullion and numismatics; offers storage for bullion, and offers complementary products, such as consignment, customized finance and liquidity programs, such as repurchase (Repo) accounts, and trade quotes in a variety of foreign currencies. It operates through various business units for accounting purposes, including Industrial, Coin and Bar, Trading, Finance, Collateral Finance Corporation, Transcontinental Depository Services and Logistics. It is an authorized distributor of gold and silver coins for sovereign mints and various private mints. The sovereign mints include the United States Mint, the Australian (Perth) Mint and the Austrian Mint, among others.

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