Critical Comparison: General Moly (GMOLQ) & Its Competitors

General Moly (OTCMKTS: GMOLQ) is one of 84 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare General Moly to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.1% of General Moly shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.9% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of General Moly shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

General Moly has a beta of 0.58, suggesting that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Moly’s rivals have a beta of 0.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares General Moly and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
General Moly N/A -$7.88 million -0.18
General Moly Competitors $6.13 billion $780.33 million 21.29

General Moly’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than General Moly. General Moly 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.


This table compares General Moly and its rivals’ 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 -174.11% 3.03% 0.45%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for General Moly and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Moly 0 0 0 0 N/A
General Moly Competitors 676 1926 2089 113 2.34

As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential downside of 2.94%. Given General Moly’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe General Moly has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

About General Moly

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. On November 18, 2020, General Moly, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

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