Comparing First Quantum Minerals (FQVLF) and Quantum Materials (QTMM)

First Quantum Minerals (OTCMKTS:FQVLF) and Quantum Materials (OTCMKTS:QTMM) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

First Quantum Minerals has a beta of 2.92, meaning that its stock price is 192% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quantum Materials has a beta of 2.9, meaning that its stock price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Quantum Materials’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
First Quantum Minerals $3.31 billion 2.00 -$316.00 million N/A N/A
Quantum Materials $20,000.00 710.52 -$9.40 million N/A N/A

Quantum Materials has lower revenue, but higher earnings than First Quantum Minerals.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for First Quantum Minerals and Quantum Materials, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Quantum Minerals 0 3 5 1 2.78
Quantum Materials 0 0 0 0 N/A


This table compares First Quantum Minerals and Quantum Materials’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Quantum Minerals 3.37% 6.11% 2.84%
Quantum Materials N/A N/A -340.11%


First Quantum Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Quantum Materials does not pay a dividend.


First Quantum Minerals beats Quantum Materials on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

First Quantum Minerals Company Profile

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, nickel, gold, and zinc ores, as well as produces acid. The company operates in seven mines and one copper smelter, including the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia; the Kansanshi copper-gold mine in Zambia; the Sentinel copper operation in North Western Province of Zambia; the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania; the Çayeli copper-zinc mine in Turkey; the Las Cruces copper mine in Spain; and the Pyhäsalmi copper-zinc mine in Finland. It also has interests in copper and nickel projects at various stages of development located in Panama, Argentina, Peru, and Zambia. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has strategic alliance with Japan Gold Corp. to explore four of its prospective lithocap projects. The company was formerly known as First Quantum Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in July 1996. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Quantum Materials Company Profile

Quantum Materials Corp., a nanotechnology company, designs, develops, produces, and supplies quantum dots, tetrapod quantum dots, and other nanoparticles in the United States. Its products are used for a range of applications in the televisions, displays and other optoelectronics, photovoltaics, solid state lighting, life sciences, security ink, battery, and sensor sectors. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas.

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