Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) and Nexa Resources (NYSE:NEXA) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Fission Uranium and Nexa Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Fission Uranium presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 271.54%. Nexa Resources has a consensus price target of $22.52, suggesting a potential upside of 84.41%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than Nexa Resources.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Fission Uranium and Nexa Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Fission Uranium||N/A||N/A||-$7.80 million||N/A||N/A|
|Nexa Resources||$2.45 billion||0.66||$126.88 million||$1.42||8.60|
Nexa Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Fission Uranium.
Nexa Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Fission Uranium does not pay a dividend. Nexa Resources pays out 33.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Fission Uranium and Nexa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
11.5% of Nexa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Nexa Resources beats Fission Uranium on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Fission Uranium
Fission Uranium Corp. engages in the exploration and development of uranium properties in Canada. Its primary asset is the 100% owned Patterson Lake South property that consists of 17 contiguous mineral claims covering an area of 31,039 hectares located in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Kelowna, Canada.
About Nexa Resources
Nexa Resources S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the zinc mining and smelting business in Latin America. It also produces copper, lead, silver and gold deposits. The company owns and operates five mines, including three located in the Central Andes of Peru; and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. In addition, it refines byproducts, such as sulfuric acid, silver concentrate, copper cement, and copper sulfate. Nexa Resources S.A. also exports its products. The company was formerly known as VM Holding S.A. and changed its name to Nexa Resources S.A. in September 2017. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Nexa Resources S.A. is a subsidiary of Votorantim S.A.
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