FORTESCUE METAL/S (OTCMKTS: FSUGY) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare FORTESCUE METAL/S to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

FORTESCUE METAL/S has a beta of 1.66, meaning that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, FORTESCUE METAL/S’s competitors have a beta of 5.47, meaning that their average stock price is 447% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors -301.24% -10.75% -1.97%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of FORTESCUE METAL/S shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.3% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors 366 1148 1348 82 2.39

As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 35.84%. Given FORTESCUE METAL/S’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe FORTESCUE METAL/S has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares FORTESCUE METAL/S and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
FORTESCUE METAL/S $6.89 billion $879.00 million 8.43
FORTESCUE METAL/S Competitors $6.29 billion $843.29 million 15.10

FORTESCUE METAL/S has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. FORTESCUE METAL/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


FORTESCUE METAL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.3%. FORTESCUE METAL/S pays out 44.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Metal mining” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.1% and pay out 46.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. FORTESCUE METAL/S is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.


FORTESCUE METAL/S beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.


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.

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