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Southern Copper (SCCO) Competitors

$83.36
+1.00 (+1.21%)
(As of 02/21/2024 ET)

SCCO vs. FCX, VALE, RIO, BHP, ECL, APD, NUE, DOW, PPG, and LYB

Should you be buying Southern Copper stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Southern Copper include Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Vale (VALE), Rio Tinto Group (RIO), BHP Group (BHP), Ecolab (ECL), Air Products and Chemicals (APD), Nucor (NUE), DOW (DOW), PPG Industries (PPG), and LyondellBasell Industries (LYB). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Southern Copper vs.

Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) and Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) are both large-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, community ranking, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

Southern Copper has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Freeport-McMoRan has a beta of 2.06, meaning that its stock price is 106% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Southern Copper has a net margin of 24.51% compared to Freeport-McMoRan's net margin of 8.09%. Southern Copper's return on equity of 30.37% beat Freeport-McMoRan's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Southern Copper24.51% 30.37% 14.20%
Freeport-McMoRan 8.09%8.41%4.31%

7.4% of Southern Copper shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.0% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Southern Copper shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Freeport-McMoRan had 13 more articles in the media than Southern Copper. MarketBeat recorded 15 mentions for Freeport-McMoRan and 2 mentions for Southern Copper. Freeport-McMoRan's average media sentiment score of 0.96 beat Southern Copper's score of 0.46 indicating that Freeport-McMoRan is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Southern Copper
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Freeport-McMoRan
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Southern Copper has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Freeport-McMoRan. Southern Copper is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Freeport-McMoRan, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Southern Copper$9.90B6.51$2.43B$3.1426.55
Freeport-McMoRan$22.86B2.44$1.85B$1.2730.60

Southern Copper currently has a consensus target price of $64.50, indicating a potential downside of 22.63%. Freeport-McMoRan has a consensus target price of $44.95, indicating a potential upside of 15.68%. Given Freeport-McMoRan's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Freeport-McMoRan is more favorable than Southern Copper.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Southern Copper
4 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.33
Freeport-McMoRan
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.45

Freeport-McMoRan received 709 more outperform votes than Southern Copper when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.51% of users gave Freeport-McMoRan an outperform vote while only 56.62% of users gave Southern Copper an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Southern CopperOutperform Votes
389
56.62%
Underperform Votes
298
43.38%
Freeport-McMoRanOutperform Votes
1098
66.51%
Underperform Votes
553
33.49%

Southern Copper pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Freeport-McMoRan pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Southern Copper pays out 101.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Freeport-McMoRan pays out 23.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Freeport-McMoRan beats Southern Copper on 13 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SCCO vs. The Competition

MetricSouthern CopperMetal mining IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$63.67B$8.06B$2.62B$17.27B
Dividend Yield3.89%3.98%5.56%3.57%
P/E Ratio26.556.9486.5520.75
Price / Sales6.5165.211,218,726.815.65
Price / Cash18.5444.7823.2217.89
Price / Book7.911.723.336.30
Net Income$2.43B$1.01B$242.67M$869.26M
7 Day Performance0.48%-1.53%-0.15%-1.23%
1 Month Performance3.65%-4.20%-0.37%1.52%
1 Year Performance13.10%-15.94%118.79%76.11%

Southern Copper Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
FCX
Freeport-McMoRan
4.6412 of 5 stars
$36.67
-2.7%
$44.95
+22.6%
-8.9%$52.58B$22.86B28.8725,600Options Volume
VALE
Vale
4.5776 of 5 stars
$13.17
-1.9%
$16.98
+28.9%
-21.2%$59.04B$43.84B6.3064,516News Coverage
RIO
Rio Tinto Group
1.8786 of 5 stars
$66.65
-2.0%
$72.00
+8.0%
-13.1%$83.39B$55.55B0.0052,000Gap Down
BHP
BHP Group
0.7407 of 5 stars
$58.93
-2.5%
$37.00
-37.2%
-12.8%$149.25B$53.82B0.001,457Analyst Downgrade
ECL
Ecolab
4.8011 of 5 stars
$221.18
+9.0%
$201.38
-9.0%
+37.1%$63.07B$14.19B51.3247,000Gap Up
High Trading Volume
APD
Air Products and Chemicals
4.8011 of 5 stars
$217.69
-2.2%
$281.75
+29.4%
-17.8%$48.39B$12.60B20.7723,000
NUE
Nucor
3.6637 of 5 stars
$179.48
-3.6%
$174.43
-2.8%
+12.7%$44.12B$34.71B9.9831,400Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
DOW
DOW
4.3016 of 5 stars
$53.18
-2.9%
$56.00
+5.3%
-1.9%$37.30B$44.62B64.8535,900Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
PPG
PPG Industries
4.7326 of 5 stars
$138.74
-1.5%
$158.93
+14.6%
+13.0%$32.71B$18.25B25.9852,000Positive News
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
4.3366 of 5 stars
$94.73
-1.8%
$100.92
+6.5%
+2.6%$30.73B$41.11B14.6419,300

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This page (NYSE:SCCO) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff