Analyzing Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) and Beadell Resources (NYSE:BDREF)

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barrick Gold -16.51% 3.88% 1.87%
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

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

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

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


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.

Volatility and Risk

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Barrick Gold and Beadell Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Barrick Gold $7.24 billion 4.45 -$1.55 billion $0.35 52.54
Beadell Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.8% of Barrick Gold shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Barrick Gold Company Profile

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.

Beadell Resources Company Profile

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.

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