FORTESCUE METAL/S (FSUGY) versus Centamin (CELTF) Critical Comparison

FORTESCUE METAL/S (OTCMKTS:FSUGY) and Centamin (OTCMKTS:CELTF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and Centamin’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
FORTESCUE METAL/S $6.89 billion 1.41 $879.00 million $0.69 9.06
Centamin $675.51 million 2.03 $222.03 million N/A N/A

FORTESCUE METAL/S has higher revenue and earnings than Centamin.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for FORTESCUE METAL/S and Centamin, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FORTESCUE METAL/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centamin 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

FORTESCUE METAL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Centamin pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.8%. FORTESCUE METAL/S pays out 44.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and Centamin’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FORTESCUE METAL/S N/A N/A N/A
Centamin 23.81% 10.36% 9.91%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of FORTESCUE METAL/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Centamin shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

FORTESCUE METAL/S has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centamin has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Centamin beats FORTESCUE METAL/S on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

FORTESCUE METAL/S Company Profile

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.

Centamin Company Profile

Centamin Plc engages in the exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It operates through the following business segments: Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Corporate. The company was founded on March 24, 1970 and is headquartered in Saint Helier, the United Kingdom.

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