First Quantum Minerals (OTCMKTS:FQVLF) and Battle North Gold (OTCMKTS:BNAUF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for First Quantum Minerals and Battle North Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|First Quantum Minerals||1||3||13||0||2.71|
|Battle North Gold||0||0||4||0||3.00|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
1.7% of First Quantum Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
First Quantum Minerals has a beta of 2.2, suggesting that its stock price is 120% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Battle North Gold has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Battle North Gold’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|First Quantum Minerals||$4.07 billion||4.02||-$57.00 million||N/A||N/A|
|Battle North Gold||N/A||N/A||-$15.90 million||N/A||N/A|
Battle North Gold has lower revenue, but higher earnings than First Quantum Minerals.
This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Battle North Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|First Quantum Minerals||-6.23%||-0.45%||-0.19%|
|Battle North Gold||N/A||-83.80%||-42.62%|
First Quantum Minerals beats Battle North Gold on 6 of the 11 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 mines, including the Ravensthorpe nickel and cobalt 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 Ãayeli copper-zinc mine in Turkey; the Las Cruces copper mine in Spain; and the PyhÃ¤salmi copper, pyrite, zinc mine in Finland. It also has interests in copper, gold, molybdenum, and silver 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 incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
About Battle North Gold
Battle North Gold Corporation engages in the exploration of gold properties in Canada and the United States. The company holds a 100% interest in Phoenix Gold project located in the Red Lake gold district in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It also holds interests in approximately 285 square kilometers of exploration ground in the Red Lake gold district; and approximately 900 square kilometers of mineral property interests in the Long Canyon gold district in the Nevada-Utah border. The company was formerly known as Rubicon Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Battle North Gold Corporation in July 2020. Battle North Gold Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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