SOUTH32 Ltd/S (OTCMKTS: SOUHY) and Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SOUTH32 Ltd/S and Fission Uranium’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SOUTH32 Ltd/S $6.95 billion 1.93 $1.23 billion $1.08 12.15
Fission Uranium N/A N/A -$7.80 million N/A N/A

SOUTH32 Ltd/S has higher revenue and earnings than Fission Uranium.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of SOUTH32 Ltd/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for SOUTH32 Ltd/S and Fission Uranium, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SOUTH32 Ltd/S 1 2 2 0 2.20
Fission Uranium 0 0 1 0 3.00

Fission Uranium has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 310.09%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than SOUTH32 Ltd/S.


SOUTH32 Ltd/S pays an annual dividend of $0.63 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Fission Uranium does not pay a dividend. SOUTH32 Ltd/S pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares SOUTH32 Ltd/S and Fission Uranium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fission Uranium N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

SOUTH32 Ltd/S has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its stock price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fission Uranium has a beta of 0.56, meaning that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.


SOUTH32 Ltd/S beats Fission Uranium on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

SOUTH32 Ltd/S Company Profile

South32 Limited operates as a diversified metals and mining company primarily in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. The company has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminum, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, ferronickel, silver, lead, and zinc. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

Fission Uranium Company Profile

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.

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