Hecla Mining Co.Find Ratings Reports
HECLA MINING CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2019 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the subsector, the net income growth has not. HECLA MINING CO has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.48 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 decreased by 6.12% 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||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||161.53||143.65|
|Net Income ($mil)||-19.52||-23.18|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||33.0||60.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2673.18||2710.26|
|Total Debt ($mil)||616.22||548.77|
|Profitability||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.76||31.06|
|Return on Assets||-4.31||-1.12|
|Return on Equity||-7.16||-1.81|
|Debt||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Share Data||Q3 FY19||Q3 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||490.25||479.91|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.3||3.59|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||8963982.0||8888650.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.98 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.59 and a discount versus the subsector average of 2.48. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the subsector average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, HECLA MINING CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|HL NM||Peers 36.78||HL 19.20||Peers 9.58|
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.
Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.
|HL 80.75||Peers 42.63||HL NA||Peers 1.59|
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 0.98||Peers 2.48||HL -242.85||Peers 44.44|
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 2.71||Peers 3.46||HL -1.00||Peers 2.86|
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 discount to its subsector on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the subsector implies that a company is losing market share.
HL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.