Gold Fields Limited [NYSE:GFI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock traders often pay close attention what Wall Street analysts have to say about a potential investment. For Gold Fields Limited [GFI], the latest consensus recommendation available followed its financial results for the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give GFI an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.20 to 5.28. This is compared to its latest closing price of $5.05.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Gold Fields Limited [GFI] is sitting at 3.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Coming Soon..   ).

Fundamental Analysis of Gold Fields Limited [GFI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Gold Fields Limited [GFI] sitting at +11.90 and its Gross Margin at +16.29, this company’s Net Margin is now -13.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.10, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.50%. Its Return on Equity is -11.87, and its Return on Assets is -5.44. These metrics suggest that this Gold Fields Limited does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Gold Fields Limited [GFI] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 81.21. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 44.82, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 34.41. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 77.55, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.79. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 6.68 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.31. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.55, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.45. Gold Fields Limited [GFI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.09, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 4.98.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Gold Fields Limited [GFI] earns $6,099,175 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 19.85 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.40. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.90 and its Current Ratio is 1.50. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Gold Fields Limited [GFI] has 828.16M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.10B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 2.20 to 5.28. At its current price, it has moved by -6.25% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 124.92% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently -1.05, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 74.87. This RSI suggests that Gold Fields Limited is currently Overbought.

Conclusion: Is Gold Fields Limited [GFI] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Gold Fields Limited [GFI], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.