Hecla Mining Co.Find Ratings Reports
HECLA MINING CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2019 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. HECLA MINING CO has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.30 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.78% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||152.62||139.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||-25.53||8.24|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||11.8||246.93|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2694.61||2398.09|
|Total Debt ($mil)||569.55||546.33|
|Profitability||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||28.34||47.89|
|Return on Assets||-2.23||-1.75|
|Return on Equity||-3.64||-2.85|
|Debt||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Share Data||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||482.99||400.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.46||3.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||7297254.0||5271983.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.50 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.44 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 2.44. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HECLA MINING CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|HL NM||Peers 21.50||HL 8.79||Peers 9.07|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
HL's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Average. 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.
HL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|HL NM||Peers 14.73||HL NA||Peers 0.29|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
HL's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|HL 0.50||Peers 2.44||HL -9.09||Peers 58.09|
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.
HL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, HL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|HL 1.43||Peers 3.38||HL 0.88||Peers 4.98|
Discount. 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.
HL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
HL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.