Anglo American Platinum (OTCMKTS:AGPPF – Get Rating) and Barrick Gold (NASDAQ:GOLD – Get Rating) are both non-energy minerals companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
4.8% of Anglo American Platinum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of Barrick Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Barrick Gold shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Anglo American Platinum and Barrick Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Anglo American Platinum||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Anglo American Platinum and Barrick Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Anglo American Platinum||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Anglo American Platinum and Barrick Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Anglo American Platinum||N/A||N/A||N/A||($8.29)||-6.87|
|Barrick Gold||$11.01 billion||2.89||$432.00 million||$0.24||75.50|
Barrick Gold has higher revenue and earnings than Anglo American Platinum. Anglo American Platinum is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Barrick Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Barrick Gold beats Anglo American Platinum on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the supply of platinum group metals. The firm specializes in mined, recycled, and traded metal which include palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. The company was founded on July 13, 1946 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
About Barrick Gold
Barrick Gold Corp. engages in the production and sale of gold, copper, and related activities. It also provides exploration and mining development. It operates through the following business segments: Carlin, Cortez, Turquoise Ridge, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Kibali, Veladero, North Mara, Bulyanhulu, and Others. The Others segments includes Long Canyon, Phoenix, Nevada Gold Mines, Hemlo, Latin America and Asia Pacific, North Mara, Tongon, Buzwagi, and Africa and Middle East. The company was founded by Peter D. Munk in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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