Critical Metals (NASDAQ:CRML) and Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) Head-To-Head Comparison

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCXGet Free Report) and Critical Metals (NASDAQ:CRMLGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Freeport-McMoRan and Critical Metals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Freeport-McMoRan $22.86 billion 3.11 $1.85 billion $1.13 43.86
Critical Metals N/A N/A -$100,000.00 N/A N/A

Freeport-McMoRan has higher revenue and earnings than Critical Metals.

Volatility and Risk

Freeport-McMoRan has a beta of 1.96, suggesting that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Critical Metals has a beta of 0.11, suggesting that its share price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Freeport-McMoRan and Critical Metals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Freeport-McMoRan 0 5 10 0 2.67
Critical Metals 0 0 0 0 N/A

Freeport-McMoRan currently has a consensus target price of $52.93, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. Given Freeport-McMoRan’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Freeport-McMoRan is more favorable than Critical Metals.


This table compares Freeport-McMoRan and Critical Metals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Freeport-McMoRan 6.97% 7.17% 3.70%
Critical Metals N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.8% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Critical Metals shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Freeport-McMoRan shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 65.7% of Critical Metals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Freeport-McMoRan beats Critical Metals on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Freeport-McMoRan

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. engages in the mining of mineral properties in North America, South America, and Indonesia. It primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and other metals. The company's assets include the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; Morenci, Bagdad, Safford, Sierrita, and Miami in Arizona; Chino and Tyrone 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 was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. in July 2014. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Critical Metals

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Sizzle Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or related business combination with one or more businesses. Sizzle Acquisition Corp. is based in Washington, the District of Columbia.

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