First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) and First Colombia Gold (OTCMKTS:FCGD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares First Majestic Silver and First Colombia Gold’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Majestic Silver -33.27% -5.13% -3.49%
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for First Majestic Silver and First Colombia Gold, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Majestic Silver 0 2 4 0 2.67
First Colombia Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

First Majestic Silver presently has a consensus price target of $8.58, suggesting a potential upside of 72.36%. Given First Majestic Silver’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe First Majestic Silver is more favorable than First Colombia Gold.

Risk and Volatility

First Majestic Silver has a beta of 0.18, meaning that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Colombia Gold has a beta of 0.05, meaning that its stock price is 95% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.7% of First Majestic Silver shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of First Majestic Silver shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of First Colombia Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Majestic Silver and First Colombia Gold’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Majestic Silver $252.29 million 3.82 -$53.27 million ($0.04) -124.50
First Colombia Gold $10,000.00 48.38 -$5.58 million N/A N/A

First Colombia Gold has lower revenue, but higher earnings than First Majestic Silver.

Summary

First Majestic Silver beats First Colombia Gold on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About First Majestic Silver

First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver production in Mexico. It owns and operates six silver producing mines, including the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine covering an area of 101,837 hectares located in Sonora; La Encantada Silver Mine covering an area of 4,076 hectares situated in Coahuila; La Parrilla Silver Mine covering an area of 69,478 hectares located in Durango; Del Toro Silver Mine covering an area of 2,159 hectares situated in Zacatecas; San Martin Silver Mine covering an area of 38,512 hectares located in Jalisco; and La Guitarra Silver Mine that consists of 39,714 hectares situated in México State. The company was formerly known as First Majestic Resource Corp. and changed its name to First Majestic Silver Corp. in November 2006. First Majestic Silver Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About First Colombia Gold

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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