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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver explorer Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Endeavour's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Vancouver, Canada (1981)|
|Market Cap||$387.4 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$82.3 million|
|Management||CEO Bradford Cooke (since 2002)
CFO Daniel Dickson (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(12.5%)|
|Cash/Debt||$19.7 million / $337 thousand|
|Competitors||Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL )
Pan American Silver (Nasdaq: PAAS )
Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM )
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 482 members who have rated Endeavour believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include pchop123 and All-Star DarthMaul09, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.
Just two weeks ago, pchop123 highlighted Endeavour as a possible takeover candidate: "[A]cquisition target with good fundamentals. Buy now even with high PE."
Although Endeavour's 80-plus P/E represents a premium to silver plays like Pan American (39.7), Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW ) (56.2), and Hecla (25.7), as well as giant miners like Newmont (9.8) and Goldcorp (NYSE: GG ) (25.4), its prospects might be too bright to ignore. As Foolish silver expert Christopher Barker noted a few months back, Endeavour is targeting organic production growth of about 50% over the next two years, while its Cream Minerals acquisition offers some rather scrumptious expansion upside.
CAPS All-Star DarthMaul09 elaborates on the stock as a timely top-down opportunity:
With the retail sales expected to improve, the general market may have one last rally toward the end of this year. But as quantitative easing in the US becomes the top story again, the commodity bull run will propel the miners ahead of market, repeating what happened in the last couple of months. The higher metals' prices will also help buffer the fall if the market corrects in the early part of 2011.
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