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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of FORTESCUE METAL/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pelangio Exploration N/A -409.62% -133.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for FORTESCUE METAL/S and Pelangio Exploration, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FORTESCUE METAL/S 0 3 3 0 2.50
Pelangio Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

FORTESCUE METAL/S has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pelangio Exploration has a beta of 0.32, suggesting that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.


FORTESCUE METAL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Pelangio Exploration does not pay a dividend. FORTESCUE METAL/S pays out 88.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and Pelangio Exploration’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 2.68 $879.00 million $0.69 17.37
Pelangio Exploration N/A N/A -$1.06 million N/A N/A

FORTESCUE METAL/S has higher revenue and earnings than Pelangio Exploration.


FORTESCUE METAL/S beats Pelangio Exploration on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


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.

Pelangio Exploration Company Profile

Pelangio Exploration, Inc. is a junior gold exploration company, which engages in the acquisition and exploration of early stage or undervalued exploration prospects located in world-class gold belts. Its projects include Obuasi, Manfo, and Akroma properties in Ghana; Birch Lake and Poirier Gold properties in Canada. The company was founded on February 27, 2008 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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