Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver royalty holding company Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Silver Wheaton's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Silver Wheaton facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Vancouver, Canada|
|Market Cap||$12.9 billion|
|Industry||Precious metals and minerals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$778.1 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Randy Smallwood
CFO Gary Brown
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||15.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.1 billion / $64.3 million|
|Competitors||Coeur d'Alene Mines
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 2,715 members who have rated Silver Wheaton believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Since [Silver Wheaton] is a streaming business that buys the right to a miner's sliver (and possibly gold) production up front, it does not need to worry about day-to-day operational hassles at the mines. I think of it as a miner's dealmaker or financier. ... Right now [Silver Wheaton] pays just about $4 for each ounce of silver, which is almost a steal!
With all the catalysts for silver, including its status as a currency or potential one, inflation hedge, and industrial metal, [Silver Wheaton] may be the best way to invest in silver besides going out and getting the physical metal itself.
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