Comparing Fresnillo (OTCMKTS:FNLPF) and Copper Mountain Mining (OTCMKTS:CPPMF)

Copper Mountain Mining (OTCMKTS:CPPMFGet Rating) and Fresnillo (OTCMKTS:FNLPFGet Rating) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Copper Mountain Mining and Fresnillo, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Copper Mountain Mining 0 4 3 0 2.43
Fresnillo 1 4 0 0 1.80

Copper Mountain Mining presently has a consensus target price of $2.64, indicating a potential upside of 58.70%. Given Copper Mountain Mining’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Copper Mountain Mining is more favorable than Fresnillo.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Copper Mountain Mining and Fresnillo’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Copper Mountain Mining $231.89 million 1.54 $24.58 million $0.09 18.48
Fresnillo $2.43 billion 2.49 $271.90 million N/A N/A

Fresnillo has higher revenue and earnings than Copper Mountain Mining.

Risk and Volatility

Copper Mountain Mining has a beta of 2, meaning that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fresnillo has a beta of 0.41, meaning that its stock price is 59% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Copper Mountain Mining and Fresnillo’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Copper Mountain Mining 7.31% -8.37% -3.71%
Fresnillo N/A N/A N/A

About Copper Mountain Mining

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Copper Mountain Mining Corp. engages in the exploration, development and operation of mineral deposits. It holds interest in Copper Mountain Mine, Eva Copper, New Ingerbelle, and Cameron Copper Projects. The company was founded on April 20, 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Fresnillo

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Fresnillo Plc is a holding company, which engages in the production of gold and silver. It operates through the following segments: Fresnillo, Saucito, Cienaga, Herradura, Noche Buena, and San Julian. The Fresnillo, and Saucito segments are located in the state of Zacatecas, an underground silver mine. The Cienega segment includes San Ramón satellite mine which are both located in the state of Durango, an underground gold mine. The Herradura, and Noche Buena segments are located in the state of Sonora, a surface gold mine. The San Julian segment operates on the border of Chihuahua/Durango states, an underground silver-gold mine. The company was founded on August 15, 2007 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

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