Comparison of Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS) and IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG)

Both Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSS) and IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) compete on a level playing field in the Gold industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Golden Star Resources Ltd. 3 2.27 75.65M -0.14 0.00
IAMGOLD Corporation 4 1.59 465.21M -0.20 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Golden Star Resources Ltd. and IAMGOLD Corporation.


Table 2 shows the return on equity, net margins and return on assets of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Golden Star Resources Ltd. 2,214,902,649.69% -12.9% -3.5%
IAMGOLD Corporation 13,267,453,798.77% -3.5% -2.4%


The Current Ratio of Golden Star Resources Ltd. is 0.8 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.5. The Current Ratio of rival IAMGOLD Corporation is 4.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 3. IAMGOLD Corporation is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Golden Star Resources Ltd.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 61.4% of Golden Star Resources Ltd. shares and 76.8% of IAMGOLD Corporation shares. Golden Star Resources Ltd.’s share held by insiders are 26.52%. Competitively, 1.7% are IAMGOLD Corporation’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Golden Star Resources Ltd. 1.21% 5.02% 15.12% 0.6% 13.95% 6.35%
IAMGOLD Corporation -3.87% -5.18% 2.05% 30.34% 8.75% -5.43%

For the past year Golden Star Resources Ltd. had bullish trend while IAMGOLD Corporation had bearish trend.


On 7 of the 10 factors IAMGOLD Corporation beats Golden Star Resources Ltd.

Golden Star Resources Ltd. operates as a gold mining and exploration company. The company owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine, the Wassa underground development project, and a carbon-in-leach processing plant located northeast of the town of Tarkwa, Ghana; and Bogoso gold mining and processing operation located near the town of Prestea, Ghana. It also holds interests in various gold exploration projects in Ghana and other parts of West Africa, and in South America, as well as holds and manages exploration properties in Brazil. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

IAMGOLD Corporation explores for, develops, and operates gold mining properties in North and South America, and West Africa. It also explores for copper and silver. The company owns interest in the Rosebel gold mine located in north eastern Suriname, South America; Essakane gold mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso, West Africa; Westwood gold mine in southwestern Québec, Canada; and Sadiola, as well as Yatela gold mines situated in southwest Mali, West Africa. It also holds interests in various exploration projects, including Boto gold project in Senegal; and Pitangui project in Brazil. IAMGOLD Corporation was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.