Beadell Resources (OTCMKTS:BDREF) & Barrick Gold (OTCMKTS:GOLD) Head to Head Survey

Beadell Resources (OTCMKTS:BDREF) and Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Beadell Resources and Barrick Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A
Barrick Gold -16.51% 3.49% 1.77%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Barrick Gold shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Barrick Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Beadell Resources does not pay a dividend. Barrick Gold pays out 45.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Barrick Gold has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Beadell Resources 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
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barrick Gold $7.24 billion 4.45 -$1.55 billion $0.35 52.54

Beadell Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Barrick Gold.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Beadell Resources and Barrick Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Beadell Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Barrick Gold 0 8 6 0 2.43

Barrick Gold has a consensus price target of $15.46, suggesting a potential downside of 15.94%.

Volatility and Risk

Beadell Resources has a beta of 3.24, indicating that its stock price is 224% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barrick Gold has a beta of -0.24, indicating that its stock price is 124% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Barrick Gold beats Beadell Resources on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Beadell Resources

Beadell Resources Ltd. engages in the exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources in Australia and Brazil. It operates through the Australian Exploration; and Brazilian Exploration and Operations segments. Its projects include Brazil Tucano Gold Mine and Brazil Tartaruga Project. The company was founded by Peter Reginald Bowler, Robert Holmes Watkins and Gregory Barrett on May 3, 2007 and is headquartered in West Perth, Australia.

About Barrick Gold

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold and copper deposits. The company holds a 50% interest in the Veladero mine located in the San Juan Province of Argentina; 50% interest in the KCGM, a gold mine located in Australia; 95% interest in Porgera, a gold mine located in Papua New Guinea; 50% interest in the Zaldívar, a copper mine located in Chile; and 50% interest in the Jabal Sayid, a copper mine located in Saudi Arabia. It also owns gold mines and exploration properties in Africa; and gold projects located in South America and North America. Barrick Gold Corporation has strategic cooperation agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co. Ltd. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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