Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE:FSM) and First Colombia Gold (OTCMKTS:FCGD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
41.3% of Fortuna Silver Mines 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Fortuna Silver Mines has a beta of 0.33, suggesting that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Colombia Gold has a beta of -0.32, suggesting that its share price is 132% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Fortuna Silver Mines and First Colombia Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Fortuna Silver Mines||0||1||2||0||2.67|
|First Colombia Gold||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Fortuna Silver Mines and First Colombia Gold’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fortuna Silver Mines||$263.30 million||1.73||$33.99 million||$0.24||11.88|
|First Colombia Gold||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Fortuna Silver Mines has higher revenue and earnings than First Colombia Gold.
This table compares Fortuna Silver Mines and First Colombia Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Fortuna Silver Mines||8.90%||4.94%||3.90%|
|First Colombia Gold||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Fortuna Silver Mines beats First Colombia Gold on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Fortuna Silver Mines Company Profile
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. engages in the exploration, extraction, and processing of precious and base metal deposits in Latin America. The company explores for silver, gold, lead, and zinc deposits. Its principal properties include the Caylloma silver, lead, and zinc mine located in southern Peru; the San Jose silver-gold mine located in southern Mexico; and the Lindero gold project located in Argentina. The company was formerly known as Fortuna Ventures Inc. and changed its name to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. in June 2005. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
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.
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