Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, silver miner Hecla Mining
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Hecla's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (1891)|
|Market Cap||$2.66 billion|
|Industry||Precious metals and minerals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$418.81 million|
CEO Phillips Baker Jr. (since 2003)
CFO James Sabala (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||2.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$285.1 million / $6.3 million|
Pan American Silver
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, AlNameless listed several of Hecla's positives:
Demand for silver exceeds supply. Hecla's silver production will increase significantly over the next 2 years. It has been able to lower production costs. It has a healthy balance sheet. All in all, it is worth a try.
Currently, Hecla even trades at a cheapish price-to-cash flow of 13.0. That represents a discount to other silver stocks like Coeur d'Alene (19.0), Pan American (17.5), and Silver Wheaton
CAPS member AverageRob elaborates on the opportunity:
Mining company that mines ores such as silver, gold, zinc. Has a negative price per ounce mined of silver and with prices of silver having the potential to reach near 60 dollars this year I think [Hecla] is a great choice for precious meatl mining company. ... Plenty of room to grow in the next couple years in my opinion.
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