Financial Analysis: Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) & Gold Fields Limited (GFI) - Watch List News
Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) and Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitabiliy, institutional ownership and risk.
This table compares Sibanye Gold Limited and Gold Fields Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sibanye Gold Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Gold Fields Limited||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
14.0% of Sibanye Gold Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 33.2% of Gold Fields Limited shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Sibanye Gold Limited shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Sibanye Gold Limited and Gold Fields Limited, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sibanye Gold Limited||1||3||1||0||2.00|
|Gold Fields Limited||3||1||2||0||1.83|
Gold Fields Limited has a consensus target price of $5.34, suggesting a potential upside of 46.70%. Given Gold Fields Limited’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Gold Fields Limited is more favorable than Sibanye Gold Limited.
Sibanye Gold Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.3%. Gold Fields Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Sibanye Gold Limited and Gold Fields Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Gross Revenue||Price/Sales |
|Sibanye Gold Limited||$2.43 billion||0.49||$781.16 million||N/A||N/A|
|Gold Fields Limited||$2.75 billion||1.09||$1.17 billion||N/A||N/A|
Gold Fields Limited has higher revenue and earnings than Sibanye Gold Limited.
Risk and Volatility
Sibanye Gold Limited has a beta of -0.17, indicating that its share price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gold Fields Limited has a beta of -1.06, indicating that its share price is 206% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Gold Fields Limited beats Sibanye Gold Limited on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
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