FORTESCUE METAL/S (OTCMKTS: FSUGY) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare FORTESCUE METAL/S to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Dividends

FORTESCUE METAL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. 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 3.9% 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 rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Risk & Volatility

FORTESCUE METAL/S has a beta of 1.94, suggesting that its stock price is 94% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FORTESCUE METAL/S’s rivals have a beta of 5.38, suggesting that their average stock price is 438% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its rivals’ 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
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors -326.52% -26.14% -6.46%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FORTESCUE METAL/S $6.89 billion $879.00 million 8.23
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors $6.09 billion $816.73 million 16.42

FORTESCUE METAL/S has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. FORTESCUE METAL/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for FORTESCUE METAL/S and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FORTESCUE METAL/S 0 0 0 0 N/A
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors 358 1133 1338 81 2.39

As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 32.08%. Given FORTESCUE METAL/S’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe FORTESCUE METAL/S has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of FORTESCUE METAL/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.5% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by 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.

Summary

FORTESCUE METAL/S beats its rivals 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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