FORTESCUE METAL/S (OTCMKTS: FSUGY) is one of 50 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare FORTESCUE METAL/S to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.1% of FORTESCUE METAL/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|FORTESCUE METAL/S||$6.89 billion||$879.00 million||9.09|
|FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors||$6.29 billion||$843.29 million||15.71|
FORTESCUE METAL/S has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. FORTESCUE METAL/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors||365||1145||1345||82||2.39|
As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 27.90%. Given FORTESCUE METAL/S’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FORTESCUE METAL/S has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors||-327.18%||-26.70%||-6.74%|
Risk and Volatility
FORTESCUE METAL/S has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FORTESCUE METAL/S’s competitors have a beta of 5.47, indicating that their average share price is 447% more volatile than the S&P 500.
FORTESCUE METAL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. FORTESCUE METAL/S pays out 44.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Metal mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.8% and pay out 45.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. FORTESCUE METAL/S is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
FORTESCUE METAL/S beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About FORTESCUE METAL/S
Fortescue Metals Group Limited engages in the exploration, development, production, processing, and sale of iron ore in Australia, China, and internationally. The company owns and operates the Chichester Hub that includes the Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek mines located in the Chichester ranges; and the Solomon Hub comprising the Firetail and Kings Valley mines located in the Hamersley ranges of Pilbara, Western Australia. It is also developing the Eliwana mine situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in East Perth, Australia.
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