Hecla Mining Co.Find Ratings Reports
HECLA MINING CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2019 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the subsector when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. HECLA MINING CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.86 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY19||Q4 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||224.95||136.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||-7.98||-23.69|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY19||Q4 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||62.45||27.39|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2637.31||2703.94|
|Total Debt ($mil)||533.77||545.93|
|Profitability||Q4 FY19||Q4 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.34||25.55|
|Return on Assets||-3.77||-0.98|
|Return on Equity||-5.91||-1.6|
|Debt||Q4 FY19||Q4 FY18|
|Share Data||Q4 FY19||Q4 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||522.9||482.6|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.24||3.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||9997898.0||8419723.0|
HOLD. 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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.54 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the subsector average of 1.86. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the subsector 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 17.78||HL 7.53||Peers 7.60|
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 15.82||Peers 11.51||HL NA||Peers 0.19|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
HL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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 0.54||Peers 1.86||HL -320.00||Peers 89.26|
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 1.35||Peers 3.02||HL 18.71||Peers 10.62|
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 subsector on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the subsector implies that a company is gaining market share.
HL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.