The Comparing AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) & Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

The Comparing AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) & Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)

Institutional & Insider Ownership

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) and Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitabiliy, earnings and dividends.

35.9% of AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of Kinross Gold Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Kinross Gold Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Kinross Gold Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Risk & Volatility

AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a beta of -1.37, indicating that its stock price is 237% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold Corporation has a beta of 0.22, indicating that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Kinross Gold Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited currently has a consensus target price of $12.43, indicating a potential upside of 31.53%. Kinross Gold Corporation has a consensus target price of $4.90, indicating a potential upside of 18.82%. Given AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe AngloGold Ashanti Limited is more favorable than Kinross Gold Corporation.

Dividends

AngloGold Ashanti Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Kinross Gold Corporation does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Kinross Gold Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Kinross Gold Corporation.

Summary

Kinross Gold Corporation beats AngloGold Ashanti Limited on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited Company Profile

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products. The Company operates through four segments: South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and Americas. Its South African operations comprise over four mines and surface production facilities, which include the Vaal River operations, including Kopanang and Moab Khotsong; The West Wits operations, including Mponeng and TauTona, and surface operations. It has operations in Continental Africa in locations, including Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanzania. The Australasia segment includes the operations in Australia. It consists of Sunrise Dam and Tropicana. The Americas segment includes the operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

Kinross Gold Corporation Company Profile

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. The Company’s segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Bald Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano. Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located in Fairbanks, Alaska. Round Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nye County, Nevada. Bald Mountain open-pit mine is located in Nevada. Kettle River-Buckhorn mine is located in northern Washington State. The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines. Paracatu is a gold mine located in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Maricunga open pit mine is located in Copiapo, Chile. Tasiast mine is located in north-western Mauritania. Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana.

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