Fortuna Silver Mines Inc

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FSM : NYSE : Basic Materials
$4.42 -0.04 | -0.9%
Today's Range: 4.39 - 4.595
Avg. Daily Volume: 1719500.0
08/18/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.05 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. FSM managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 89.42% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)64.8342.69
EBITDA ($mil)32.4912.01
EBIT ($mil)21.595.61
Net Income ($mil)13.02.58

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)191.295.87
Total Assets ($mil)638.29392.17
Total Debt ($mil)42.342.49
Equity ($mil)508.03268.19

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin58.4951.09
EBITDA Margin50.128.13
Operating Margin33.2913.13
Sales Turnover0.360.4
Return on Assets4.43-3.03
Return on Equity5.56-4.43
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.332.94
Interest Expense0.480.48
Interest Coverage45.0611.73

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)159.22129.98
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.192.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1761255.01838842.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.94 for the Metals & Mining industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.31. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.42 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.77. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FSM 25.17 Peers 40.94   FSM 10.86 Peers 12.79

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

FSM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

FSM is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
FSM NA Peers 22.79   FSM NA Peers 0.94

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
FSM 1.42 Peers 1.77   FSM 300.00 Peers 262.87

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

FSM is trading at a discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

FSM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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FSM 3.10 Peers 2.84   FSM 47.44 Peers 13.05

Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

FSM is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

FSM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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