Analyzing Goldcorp (GG) & First Colombia Gold (FCGD)

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Goldcorp 2.47% 0.97% 0.63%
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Goldcorp and First Colombia Gold’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Goldcorp $3.42 billion 2.73 $658.00 million $0.40 26.93
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Goldcorp has higher revenue and earnings than First Colombia Gold.

Dividends

Goldcorp pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. First Colombia Gold does not pay a dividend. Goldcorp pays out 20.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of Goldcorp shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of First Colombia Gold shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Goldcorp has a beta of 0.3, suggesting that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Colombia Gold has a beta of -0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 131% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Goldcorp and First Colombia Gold, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Goldcorp 0 8 9 0 2.53
First Colombia Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A

Goldcorp presently has a consensus price target of $13.53, indicating a potential upside of 25.62%. Given Goldcorp’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Goldcorp is more favorable than First Colombia Gold.

Summary

Goldcorp beats First Colombia Gold on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Goldcorp Company Profile

Goldcorp Inc. acquires, explores for, develops, and operates precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. It primarily explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper deposits. The company's principal producing mining properties include the Éléonore, Musselwhite, Porcupine, and Red Lake mines in Canada; the Peñasquito mine in Mexico; the Cerro Negro mine in Argentina; and the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic. Goldcorp Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered 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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