First Quantum Minerals (OTCMKTS:FQVLF) and Pelangio Exploration (OTCMKTS:PGXPF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
First Quantum Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Pelangio Exploration does not pay a dividend.
This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Pelangio Exploration’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Quantum Minerals||$3.97 billion||2.07||$441.00 million||N/A||N/A|
First Quantum Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Pelangio Exploration.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for First Quantum Minerals and Pelangio Exploration, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Quantum Minerals||1||3||4||1||2.56|
This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Pelangio Exploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Quantum Minerals||11.12%||6.27%||2.89%|
Risk and Volatility
First Quantum Minerals has a beta of 3.2, meaning that its stock price is 220% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pelangio Exploration has a beta of 0.38, meaning that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.
First Quantum Minerals beats Pelangio Exploration on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About First Quantum Minerals
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 seven mines, including the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia; the Kansanshi copper-gold mine and copper smelter 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.
About Pelangio Exploration
Pelangio Exploration Inc., a junior gold exploration company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada and Ghana. It holds a 100% interests in the Obuasi property covering approximately 264 square kilometers; Manfo property covering approximately 100 square kilometers; and Akroma property covering approximately 159 square kilometers located in Ghana. The company also holds 100% interests in the Birch Lake property consisting of 28 contiguous unpatented mining claims covering 1,120 acres located in the Keigat Lake area; Poirier gold property located in Bristol Township, Canada; Seeley Lake property comprising 19 claims covering 760 acres; Thunder Gold property covering 120 acres; and Black Township property comprising 2 claims covering an area of 480 acres in Canada. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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