What Can We Learn From Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)’s Valuation Ratios?

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) finished Tuesday with a subtraction of -$0.01 to close at $3.95, a downside of -0.25 percent. An average of 13,088,420 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.11 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 14,105,120 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 13,645,857.

AUY stock has decreased by -10.43% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $3.82 on 09/29/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/05/21, shares of the company touched a low of $3.82 and a high of $6.30 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -37.30% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.32, which compares with the 20.90 for the broader industry and 13.03 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Yamana Gold Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 47.46 and 9.483. The stock’s beta is 1.56. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.87, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 12.99.

Yamana Gold Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 30-Dec. The next dividend payment Yamana Gold Inc. will make is expected to be $0.03.

The quick ratio of Yamana Gold Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 1.50, and the current ratio was 1.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.18 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.23 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 61.90% against a 5-year average of 48.1%. Yamana Gold Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 53.74%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 39.20%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $946.9 million compared to revenue of $1.56 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Yamana Gold Inc.’s return on assets was 2.10%, compared to -0.7% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 5.60%, and the 5-year average is -0.2%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 3.90% and the 5-year average holds at -1.5%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -13.62 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 42.69%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 38.25%.

As of today, AUY’s price is $3.92 -2.71% or -$0.11 from its 5-day moving average. AUY is currently trading -7.71% lower than its 20-day SMA and -20.52% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -4.36% below the SMA50 and -32.71% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 25.53% and 21.74%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.14. With the 14-day stochastic at 34.21% and the average true range at 0.14, the RSI (14) stands at 42.50%. The stock has reached -0.02 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.06.

Analyst Ratings

National Bank Financial upgraded Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) to a an Outperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Sector perform.The consensus rating for Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell AUY, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 11 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is AUY’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $5.00 and $9.01, with a median target of $7.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) stock is $6.89.


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