General Moly (GMOL) & Its Peers Financial Contrast

General Moly (OTCMKTS: GMOL) is one of 79 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare General Moly to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.6% of General Moly shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.1% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of General Moly shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares General Moly and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
General Moly N/A -$7.88 million -0.51
General Moly Competitors $6.15 billion $776.64 million -12.13

General Moly’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than General Moly. General Moly is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for General Moly and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
General Moly 0 0 0 0 N/A
General Moly Competitors 649 1846 1940 105 2.33

As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 28.83%. Given General Moly’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe General Moly has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares General Moly and its peers’ 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 -9.22% 2.84% 0.12%

Risk and Volatility

General Moly has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Moly’s peers have a beta of 0.42, suggesting that their average stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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.

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