Silver Wheaton Corporation Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (SLW)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 15.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- SLW's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.07 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 6.28, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, SILVER WHEATON CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $172.92 million or 2.74% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -26.74%.
- The gross profit margin for SILVER WHEATON CORP is currently very high, coming in at 86.00%. Regardless of SLW's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SLW's net profit margin of 70.20% significantly outperformed against the industry.
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