Tahoe Resources (TAHO) versus First Colombia Gold (FCGD) Financial Review

First Colombia Gold (OTCMKTS:FCGD) and Tahoe Resources (NYSE:TAHO) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.6% of Tahoe Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of First Colombia Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for First Colombia Gold and Tahoe Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Colombia Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tahoe Resources 0 2 1 0 2.33

Tahoe Resources has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.36%.

Profitability

This table compares First Colombia Gold and Tahoe Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A
Tahoe Resources -46.41% -2.31% -1.96%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Colombia Gold and Tahoe Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tahoe Resources $733.60 million 1.55 $81.79 million $0.27 13.48

Tahoe Resources has higher revenue and earnings than First Colombia Gold.

Risk & Volatility

First Colombia Gold has a beta of -0.34, suggesting that its stock price is 134% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tahoe Resources has a beta of 0.41, suggesting that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.

First Colombia Gold Company Profile

First Colombia Gold Corp. engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties. The company operates through Energy and Mining divisions. It holds interests in 96 oil wells with a gross acreage of 4,302 acres in the counties of Cumberland, Monroe, Overton, and Clinton. The company is also involved in the precious minerals exploration business. It owns 2 unpatented mining claims in the Skip Silver prospect covering an area of approximately 40 acres in central Montana. The company was formerly known as Amazon Goldsands Ltd. and changed its name to First Colombia Gold Corp. in November 2010. First Colombia Gold Corp. was founded in 1997 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tahoe Resources Company Profile

Tahoe Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, develops, and operates mineral properties in the Americas. It explores for silver, gold, lead, zinc, and copper deposits, as well as precious metals assets. The company holds interest in the La Arena gold mine located in the Huamachuco district of northern Peru; Shahuindo mine located in the province of Cajabamba in northern Peru; and La Arena II, a copper-gold porphyry deposit located in Peru. It also holds interest in the Timmins mines, including the Bell Creek and Timmins West mines, the Fenn-Gib project, the Juby project, the Vogel project, and the Gold River project located in Timmins, Ontario. The company was formerly known as CKM Resources Inc. and changed its name to Tahoe Resources Inc. in January 2010. Tahoe Resources Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

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