First Quantum Minerals (FQVLF) vs. Thunder Mountain Gold (THMG) Head to Head Analysis

First Quantum Minerals (OTCMKTS:FQVLF) and Thunder Mountain Gold (OTCMKTS:THMG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of First Quantum Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.5% of Thunder Mountain Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

First Quantum Minerals has a beta of 3.2, indicating that its stock price is 220% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Thunder Mountain Gold has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Thunder Mountain Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Quantum Minerals $3.97 billion 1.93 $441.00 million N/A N/A
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -$640,000.00 N/A N/A

First Quantum Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Thunder Mountain Gold.


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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for First Quantum Minerals and Thunder Mountain Gold, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Quantum Minerals 1 3 4 1 2.56
Thunder Mountain Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Thunder Mountain Gold’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%
Thunder Mountain Gold N/A N/A -69.74%


First Quantum Minerals beats Thunder Mountain Gold on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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 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.

Thunder Mountain Gold Company Profile

Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., a mineral exploration stage company, explores for and develops mining properties in Nevada and Idaho. It primarily explores for gold, silver, base metals, and other commodities. The company's principal properties include the South Mountain project that covers an area of approximately 1,518 acres located in Owyhee County, Idaho; and Trout Creek project, which includes 78 unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 1,560 acres situated in the Eureka-Battle Mountain mineralized gold trend in central Nevada. Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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