Comparing Kirkland Lake Gold (KL) and Its Rivals

Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE: KL) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Kirkland Lake Gold to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

43.9% of Kirkland Lake Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.6% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kirkland Lake Gold $747.49 million $132.42 million 22.52
Kirkland Lake Gold Competitors $1.40 billion $84.66 million 41.75

Kirkland Lake Gold’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Kirkland Lake Gold. Kirkland Lake Gold is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kirkland Lake Gold 17.72% 14.37% 10.55%
Kirkland Lake Gold Competitors -8.64% 3.68% 2.67%


Kirkland Lake Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Kirkland Lake Gold pays out 8.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 48.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Kirkland Lake Gold and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kirkland Lake Gold 0 0 3 0 3.00
Kirkland Lake Gold Competitors 424 1742 1626 67 2.35

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 23.86%. Given Kirkland Lake Gold’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kirkland Lake Gold has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Kirkland Lake Gold beats its competitors on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

Kirkland Lake Gold Company Profile

Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the exploration and development of gold properties. The company owns and operates four underground gold mines, including the Macassa mine, the Holt mine, and the Taylor mine in Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine in Victoria, Australia, as well as three milling facilities in Canada and Australia. The company was formerly known as Newmarket Gold Inc. and changed its name to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. in December 2016. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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