Reviewing GalianoGoldInc . (GAU) and The Competition

GalianoGoldInc . (NYSE: GAU) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare GalianoGoldInc . to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GalianoGoldInc . $161.92 million -$167.93 million 120.00
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors $1.76 billion $40.29 million 13.22

GalianoGoldInc .’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than GalianoGoldInc .. GalianoGoldInc . 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.3% of GalianoGoldInc . shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.0% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.7% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for GalianoGoldInc . and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GalianoGoldInc . 0 0 1 0 3.00
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors 390 1118 1213 38 2.33

GalianoGoldInc . currently has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 108.33%. As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 37.13%. Given GalianoGoldInc .’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GalianoGoldInc . is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares GalianoGoldInc . and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GalianoGoldInc . N/A 15.29% 15.07%
GalianoGoldInc . Competitors -10.38% 6.49% 2.34%

Volatility and Risk

GalianoGoldInc . has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GalianoGoldInc .’s peers have a beta of 2.22, meaning that their average share price is 122% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

GalianoGoldInc . peers beat GalianoGoldInc . on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About GalianoGoldInc .

Asanko Gold, Inc. is an exploration company. It engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources in West Ghana. The company was founded by Ivan James Bebek and Shawn Kristen Wallace on September 23, 1999 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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