Freeport-McMoran (NYSE: FCX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Freeport-McMoran to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Freeport-McMoran and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Freeport-McMoran 5.97% 10.45% 2.60%
Freeport-McMoran Competitors -15,080.23% -3.16% -2.52%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Freeport-McMoran and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Freeport-McMoran 2 11 4 0 2.12
Freeport-McMoran Competitors 916 2957 3030 82 2.33

Freeport-McMoran currently has a consensus price target of $15.34, suggesting a potential upside of 10.50%. As a group, “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 6.90%. Given Freeport-McMoran’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Freeport-McMoran is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Freeport-McMoran has a beta of 2.57, meaning that its stock price is 157% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Freeport-McMoran’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Freeport-McMoran and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Freeport-McMoran $15.31 billion $5.20 billion 19.55
Freeport-McMoran Competitors $6.81 billion $2.78 billion -17.87

Freeport-McMoran has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Freeport-McMoran is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

67.9% of Freeport-McMoran shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Freeport-McMoran shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Freeport-McMoran beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Freeport-McMoran Company Profile

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a mining company. The Company operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded copper producer. The Company’s segments include refined copper products, copper in concentrate, gold, molybdenum, oil and other. The Company’s segments include the Morenci, Cerro Verde, Grasberg copper mines, the Rod & Refining operations and the United States (U.S.) Oil and Gas Operations. The Company has organized its operations into five divisions, which include North America copper mines, South America mining, Indonesia mining and Molybdenum mines. The Company’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, copper and gold deposits, and mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde operation in South America.

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