Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and produces precious and base metal properties in the United States and internationally. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Hecla Mining's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: HL is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 14% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HL's weekly volatility (14%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
US Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
US Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: HL exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry which returned 97.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HL exceeded the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Hecla Mining's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StAnalysts Expect Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) To Breakeven Soon
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2 months ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) Stock Five Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 158% Gain Today
Is Hecla Mining undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HL ($6.38) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($2.18)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: HL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HL is good value based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (2.3x).
How is Hecla Mining forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: HL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: HL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: HL's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HL's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: HL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6%).
How has Hecla Mining performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: HL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 19.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare HL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: HL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HL has a negative Return on Equity (-0.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Hecla Mining's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HL's short term assets ($284.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($149.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: HL's short term assets ($284.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($815.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HL's debt to equity ratio (29.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: HL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.6% to 29.8% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable HL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: HL is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 19.9% per year.
What is Hecla Mining current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HL's dividend (0.24%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: HL's dividend (0.24%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.46%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Phillips Baker (60 yo)
Mr. Phillips S. Baker, Jr., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hecla Mining Company since May 9, 2003 and its President since November 2001. Mr. Baker served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hecla Mi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Phillips's total compensation ($USD5.19M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.16M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Phillips's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: HL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HL's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: HL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Hecla Mining Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hecla Mining Company
- Ticker: HL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1891
- Industry: Silver
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$3.415b
- Shares outstanding: 535.33m
- Website: https://www.hecla-mining.com
Number of Employees
- Hecla Mining Company
- 6500 North Mineral Drive
- Suite 200
- Coeur d'Alene
- United States
Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and produces precious and base metal properties in the United States and internationally. The company offers lead, zinc,...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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