Contrasting Northern Dynasty Minerals (NAK) and Its Competitors

Northern Dynasty Minerals (NYSE: NAK) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Northern Dynasty Minerals to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.6% of Northern Dynasty Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Northern Dynasty Minerals and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northern Dynasty Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors 731 2808 2605 94 2.33

As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 18.28%. Given Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Northern Dynasty Minerals has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Northern Dynasty Minerals has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Northern Dynasty Minerals and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Northern Dynasty Minerals N/A -$52.14 million -7.50
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors $1.34 billion $123.69 million 15.60

Northern Dynasty Minerals’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Northern Dynasty Minerals. Northern Dynasty Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Northern Dynasty Minerals and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northern Dynasty Minerals N/A -42.38% -38.05%
Northern Dynasty Minerals Competitors -18.07% -11.10% -1.48%

Summary

Northern Dynasty Minerals rivals beat Northern Dynasty Minerals on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

Northern Dynasty Minerals Company Profile

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration of mineral properties in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project comprising 2,402 mineral claims that covers an area of approximately 417 square miles located in southwest Alaska. The company was formerly known as Northern Dynasty Explorations Ltd. and changed its name to Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. in October 1997. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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