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How to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock

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Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc is a copper business based in the US. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares (FCX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold employs 24,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $24.3 billion.

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Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock price (NYSE: FCX)

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Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$29.34
52-week range$24.80 - $51.53
50-day moving average $29.76
200-day moving average $37.91
Wall St. target price$37.79
PE ratio 8.2818
Dividend yield $0.525 (2.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.30

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Is it a good time to buy Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock?

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Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.34 from 2022-10-03

1 week (2022-09-23) N/A
1 month (2022-09-02) 3.67%
3 months (2022-06-30) 0.27%
6 months (2022-03-31) N/A
1 year (2021-10-04) -10.30%
2 years (2020-10-02) 84.07%
3 years (2019-10-04) 232.28%
5 years (2017-10-04) 101.93%

Is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's P/E ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's PEG ratio

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's EBITDA

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold financials

Revenue TTM $24.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 37.79%
Gross profit TTM $10.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 12%
Return on equity TTM 26.78%
Profit margin 20.08%
Book value $10.38
Market capitalisation $39.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's overall score of 38.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score

Environmental score: 17.07/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's environmental score of 17.07 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score

Social score: 11.57/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's social score of 11.57 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score

Governance score: 6.25/100

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.4
Total ESG percentile 82.48
Environmental score 17.07
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 11.57
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.25
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 4

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share dividends

15%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.97% of net profits

Recently Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold has paid out, on average, around 14.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shareholders could enjoy a 2.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.525 per share.

While Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is investing more in its future growth.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 1 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares ever split?

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 February 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's share price.

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.8 up to $51.534. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCX.US volatility(beta: 2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's is 1.9996. This would suggest that Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold overview

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals, as well as oil and gas. Its assets include the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, and Miami in Arizona; Tyrone and Chino in New Mexico; and Henderson and Climax in Colorado, North America, as well as Cerro Verde in Peru and El Abra in Chile. The company also operates a portfolio of oil and gas properties primarily located in offshore California and the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2021, it operated approximately 135 wells. The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.522% of Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold shares are held by insiders and 79.749% by institutions.
How many people work for Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold?
Latest data suggests 24,700 work at Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold.
When does the fiscal year end for Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold?
Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold based?
Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's address is: 333 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85004-2189
What is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's ISIN number?
Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's international securities identification number is: US35671D8570
What is Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's CUSIP number?
Freeport-McMoran Copper-and-Gold's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 35671D105

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