Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS: FQVLF) and First Quantum Minerals (OTCMKTS:FQVLF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Fission Uranium and First Quantum Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fission Uranium N/A N/A N/A
First Quantum Minerals 0.41% 4.39% 2.09%

Dividends

First Quantum Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Fission Uranium does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fission Uranium and First Quantum Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fission Uranium 0 0 1 0 3.00
First Quantum Minerals 0 3 2 1 2.67

Fission Uranium currently has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 308.08%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than First Quantum Minerals.

Risk and Volatility

Fission Uranium has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Quantum Minerals has a beta of 3.27, indicating that its stock price is 227% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Fission Uranium and First Quantum Minerals’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fission Uranium N/A N/A -$7.80 million N/A N/A
First Quantum Minerals $3.31 billion 2.68 -$316.00 million N/A N/A

Fission Uranium has higher earnings, but lower revenue than First Quantum Minerals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of First Quantum Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

First Quantum Minerals beats Fission Uranium on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Fission Uranium Company Profile

Fission Uranium Corp. engages in the exploration and development of uranium properties in Canada. Its primary asset is the 100% owned Patterson Lake South property that consists of 17 contiguous mineral claims covering an area of 31,039 hectares located in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.

First Quantum Minerals Company Profile

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, nickel, gold, and zinc ores, as well as produces acid. The company operates in seven mines and one copper smelter, including the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia; the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia; the Sentinel copper operation in North Western Province of Zambia; the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania; the Çayeli copper-zinc mine in Turkey; the Las Cruces copper mine in Spain; and the Pyhäsalmi copper-zinc mine in Finland. It also has interests in copper and nickel projects at various stages of development located in Panama, Argentina, Peru, and Zambia. The company was formerly known as First Quantum Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in July 1996. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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