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Critical Survey: Seabridge Gold (SA) and Sibanye Gold (SBGL)

Seabridge Gold (NYSE: SA) and Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Seabridge Gold and Sibanye Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Seabridge Gold N/A N/A -$7.93 million N/A N/A
Sibanye Gold $3.45 billion 0.21 -$334.13 million N/A N/A

Seabridge Gold has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Sibanye Gold.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Seabridge Gold and Sibanye Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Seabridge Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sibanye Gold 0 1 3 0 2.75

Volatility and Risk

Seabridge Gold has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sibanye Gold has a beta of 0.06, indicating that its stock price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

26.1% of Seabridge Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of Sibanye Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.8% of Seabridge Gold shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Sibanye Gold shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares Seabridge Gold and Sibanye Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Seabridge Gold N/A -2.98% -2.75%
Sibanye Gold N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Sibanye Gold beats Seabridge Gold on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Seabridge Gold

Seabridge Gold Inc., a development stage company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition and exploration of gold properties located in North America. The company also explores for copper and silver ores. It holds a 100% interest in various North American gold resource projects. The company's principal assets are the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell and Iskut properties located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, as well as the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The company was formerly known as Seabridge Resources Inc. and changed its name to Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2002. Seabridge Gold Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

About Sibanye Gold

Sibanye Gold Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. The company operates through PGM; and Gold and Uranium divisions. It owns and operates gold, and platinum group metals (PGM), including platinum, palladium, and rhodium operations and projects, as well as produces by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome. The company owns and operates four underground and surface gold operations in the West Witwatersrand region and the southern Free State province of South Africa; and underground and surface PGM operations in the Bushveld Igneous Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe, and Montana in the United States. It also owns and manages extraction and processing facilities to produce gold dor茅; recycles PGMs from catalytic materials and other industrial sources; and operates a smelter and base metal refinery. Sibanye Gold Limited was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Westonaria, South Africa.