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How to buy First Quantum Minerals (FM) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in First Quantum Minerals stocks.

First Quantum Minerals is a copper business based in Canada. First Quantum Minerals stocks (FM.TO) are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and all prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Its last market close was C$15.94 – an increase of 5.24% over the previous week. First Quantum Minerals employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$6.5 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted First Quantum Minerals's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, First Quantum Minerals's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was C$16.06, which is 27.71% up on its pre-crash value of C$11.61 and 240.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as C$4.71.

If you had bought C$1,000 worth of First Quantum Minerals stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth C$475.47 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth C$1,515.10.

First Quantum Minerals stock price

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First Quantum Minerals stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-12.
Latest market closeC$16.06
52-week rangeC$9.31 - C$39.13
50-day moving average C$13.4464
200-day moving average C$21.8751
Wall St. target priceC$16.96
Dividend yield C$0.061 (1.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) C$-1.87

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Is it a good time to buy First Quantum Minerals stock?

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First Quantum Minerals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of C$16.06

1 week (2024-04-05) 5.24%
1 month (2024-03-13) 8.08%
3 months (2024-01-12) 22.13%
6 months (2023-10-13) -48.01%
1 year (2023-04-13) -53.89%
2 years (2022-04-13) -61.24%
3 years (2021-04-13) -38.06%
5 years (2019-04-12) 1.90%

Is First Quantum Minerals under- or over-valued?

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

First Quantum Minerals's EBITDA

First Quantum Minerals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is CADC$2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a First Quantum Minerals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

First Quantum Minerals financials

Revenue TTM CADC$6.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.38%
Gross profit TTM CADC$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.8%
Return on equity TTM -10.8%
Profit margin -14.78%
Book value C$14.92
Market capitalisation CADC$13.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Quantum Minerals'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 First Quantum Minerals.

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

First Quantum Minerals's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 40.79

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and First Quantum Minerals's overall score of 40.79 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 90th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like First Quantum Minerals 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.).

First Quantum Minerals's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.66/100

First Quantum Minerals's environmental score of 18.66 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that First Quantum Minerals is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

First Quantum Minerals's social score

Social score: 14.02/100

First Quantum Minerals's social score of 14.02 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that First Quantum Minerals is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

First Quantum Minerals's governance score

Governance score: 12.11/100

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

First Quantum Minerals's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. First Quantum Minerals scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that First Quantum Minerals hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

First Quantum Minerals Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 40.79
Total ESG percentile 90
Environmental score 18.66
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 14.02
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 12.11
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

First Quantum Minerals stock dividends

84%

Dividend payout ratio: 84% of net profits

Recently First Quantum Minerals has paid out, on average, around 84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Quantum Minerals shareholders could enjoy a 1.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Quantum Minerals's case, that would currently equate to about C$0.061 per share.

First Quantum Minerals's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

First Quantum Minerals's most recent dividend payout was on 18 September 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 24 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Quantum Minerals stocks ever split?

First Quantum Minerals stocks were split on a 5:1 basis on 8 August 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Quantum Minerals stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for First Quantum Minerals stocks which in turn could have impacted First Quantum Minerals's stock price.

First Quantum Minerals stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Quantum Minerals's stocks have ranged in value from as little as C$9.31 up to C$39.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FM.TO volatility(beta: 2.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (TO average) beta is 1, while First Quantum Minerals's is 2.006. This would suggest that First Quantum Minerals's stocks are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

First Quantum Minerals overview

First Quantum Minerals Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, nickel, pyrite, silver, gold, and zinc ores, as well as produces acid. The company has operating mines located in Zambia, Panama, Finland, Turkey, Spain, Australia, and Mauritania, as well as a development project in Zambia. It is exploring the Taca Taca copper-gold-molybdenum project in Argentina, as well as the Haquira copper deposit in Peru. The company was formerly known as First Quantum Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in July 1996. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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