Analyzing Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) & Hudbay Minerals (HBM)

Hudbay Minerals (NYSE: HBM) and Fission Uranium (OTCMKTS:FCUUF) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Hudbay Minerals and Fission Uranium’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudbay Minerals $1.36 billion 1.36 $163.89 million $0.57 12.46
Fission Uranium N/A N/A -$7.80 million N/A N/A

Hudbay Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Fission Uranium.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Hudbay Minerals and Fission Uranium, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudbay Minerals 0 3 5 0 2.63
Fission Uranium 0 0 1 0 3.00

Hudbay Minerals presently has a consensus price target of $11.38, suggesting a potential upside of 60.21%. Fission Uranium has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 227.87%. Given Fission Uranium’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Fission Uranium is more favorable than Hudbay Minerals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

68.6% of Hudbay Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Hudbay Minerals and Fission Uranium’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudbay Minerals 12.03% 7.13% 3.08%
Fission Uranium N/A N/A N/A


Hudbay Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Fission Uranium does not pay a dividend. Hudbay Minerals pays out 3.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Hudbay Minerals has a beta of 2.98, indicating that its share price is 198% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fission Uranium has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its share price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Hudbay Minerals beats Fission Uranium on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hudbay Minerals

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produces copper concentrates containing copper, gold, and silver; and zinc metal. The company owns four polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators, and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, as well as in Cusco, Peru; and a copper project in Arizona, the United States. HudBay Minerals Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

About Fission Uranium

Fission Uranium Corp., an exploration company, acquires, evaluates, and develops 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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