What Gold Fields Investors Are Talking About Today.

Now trading at a price of $16.99, Gold Fields has moved 3.2% so far today.

Gold Fields returned gains of 5.4% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $18.97 and a low of $10.31. Over the same period, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index by -21.1%. The company's 50-day average price was $16.15. Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in Chile, South Africa, Ghana, Canada, Australia, and Peru. Based in Sandton, South Africa, the Large-Cap Basic Materials company has 6,297 full time employees. Gold Fields has offered a 2.5% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

Growing Revenues With No Capital Eexpenditures:

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Revenue (M) $2,762 $2,578 $2,967 $3,892 $4,195 $4,287
Gross Margins 24% 21% 31% 45% 43% 39%
Net Margins -1% -14% 5% 19% 19% 17%
Net Income (M) -$19 -$348 $162 $723 $789 $711
Earnings Per Share n/a -$0.42 $0.19 $0.81 $0.88 $0.78
Free Cash Flow (M) $732 $569 $232 $528 $142 $310
Total Debt (M) $1,588 $1,814 $1,161 $1,443 $1,078 $1,079
Current Ratio 1.3 1.73 0.78 1.89 7.21 7.05

Gold Fields's Valuation Is in Line With Its Sector Averages:

Gold Fields has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 20.4, compared to an average of 16.53 for the Basic Materials sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $1.57, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 10.3. Furthermore, Gold Fields is likely overvalued compared to the book value of its equity, since its P/B ratio of 3.39 is higher than the sector average of 2.07. The company's shares are currently trading 83.9% below their Graham number. Ultimately, Gold Fields's strong cash flows, decent earnings multiple, and healthy debt levels factor towards it being fairly valued, its elevated P/B ratio notwithstanding.

Gold Fields Has an Average Rating of Hold:

The 3 analysts following Gold Fields have set target prices ranging from $14.0 to $17.0 per share, for an average of $15.33 with a hold rating. The company is trading 10.8% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst belief that shares are overpriced.

The largest shareholder is Van Eck Associates Corporation, whose 5% stake in the company is worth $802,633,108.

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