Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver producer Silver Standard Resources
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Silver Standard's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Silver Standard facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Vancouver, Canada (1946)|
|Market Cap||$1.84 billion|
|Industry||Precious metals and minerals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$72.62 million|
CEO John Smith (since August 2010)
CFO Tom Yip (since July 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(3.9%)|
|Cash/Debt||$55.36 million / $116.3 million|
Pan American Silver
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 721 members who have rated Silver Standard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include likesmoney and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 0.2% of our community.
Just last week, likesmoney tapped the stock as a great way to play the recent pullback in silver prices: "The intermediate cycle correction is just about over for precious metals. Time to scale back in."
Silver Standard's juicy growth prospects continue to support its four-star CAPS rating. Over the next five years, Silver Standard is expected to grow its bottom line at a whopping pace of 524% per annum, easily faster than rivals Coeur d'Alene (25%), Hecla (5%), and Pan American (56%), as well as other silver plays like Silvercorp
CAPS All-Star TSIF believes Silver Standard's recent price slide is too tempting to ignore:
Normally I play the precious metals with junior miners such as [Rubicon Minerals] and [Northgate Minerals]. I believe Gold/Silver have more upside than downside and the correction seems to be capping. Silver Standard Resources appears to be a good silver play. ... I believe it deserves a measurable place in any well rounded portfolio.
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