Financial Contrast: First Colombia Gold (FCGD) versus Franco Nevada (FNV)

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.6% of Franco Nevada shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of First Colombia Gold shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A
Franco Nevada 21.16% 4.64% 4.46%

Dividends

Franco Nevada pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. First Colombia Gold does not pay a dividend. Franco Nevada pays out 82.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Franco Nevada has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for First Colombia Gold and Franco Nevada, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Colombia Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Franco Nevada 0 6 3 0 2.33

Franco Nevada has a consensus price target of $90.83, suggesting a potential upside of 19.82%.

Risk and Volatility

First Colombia Gold has a beta of -0.34, suggesting that its share price is 134% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Franco Nevada has a beta of 0.1, suggesting that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares First Colombia Gold and Franco Nevada’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Colombia Gold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Franco Nevada $653.20 million 21.71 $139.00 million $1.17 64.79

Franco Nevada has higher revenue and earnings than First Colombia Gold.

Summary

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

About First Colombia Gold

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.

About Franco Nevada

Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and Africa. It also holds interests in silver and platinum group metals; and oil, gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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