General Moly (GMO) & Its Rivals Critical Survey

General Moly (NYSE: GMO) is one of 79 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare General Moly to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares General Moly and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
General Moly N/A 104.15% 16.12%
General Moly Competitors -9.22% 2.84% 0.12%

Risk & Volatility

General Moly has a beta of 0.42, indicating that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Moly’s competitors have a beta of 0.42, indicating that their average share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for General Moly and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Moly 0 0 0 0 N/A
General Moly Competitors 649 1846 1940 105 2.33

As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 29.19%. Given General Moly’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe General Moly has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.6% of General Moly shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.1% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of General Moly shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares General Moly and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
General Moly N/A -$7.88 million -0.51
General Moly Competitors $6.15 billion $776.64 million -12.13

General Moly’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than General Moly. General Moly is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

General Moly Company Profile

General Moly, Inc., together with its subsidiary, Eureka Moly, LLC, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of mineral properties in the United States. The company explores for molybdenum and copper deposits. It primarily has an 80% interest in the Mt. Hope project consisting of 13 patented lode claims and one mill site claim with proven and probable molybdenum reserves totaling approximately 1.4 billion pounds located in Eureka County, Nevada. General Moly, Inc. was incorporated in 1925 and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.

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