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
Adequate 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 not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HL's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.
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 76.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HL exceeded the US Market which returned 42.6% 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
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHecla Mining Company's (NYSE:HL) Has Been On A Rise But Financial Prospects Look Weak: Is The Stock Overpriced?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHecla Mining's (NYSE:HL) Performance Is Even Better Than Its Earnings Suggest
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Compensation For Hecla Mining Company's (NYSE:HL) CEO Looks Deserved And Here's Why
Is Hecla Mining undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: HL ($7.85) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($4.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: HL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (221.2x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (16.3x).
PE vs Market: HL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (221.2x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: HL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: HL's PB Ratio (2.4x) is in line with the US Metals and Mining industry average.
How is Hecla Mining forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: HL's forecast earnings growth (39.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: HL's earnings (39.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: HL's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-5.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: HL's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5.9% 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 (7.3%).
How has Hecla Mining performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HL has a large one-off loss of $15.0M impacting its March 31 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: HL became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: HL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -20.7% per year.
Accelerating Growth: HL has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HL has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (21.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: HL's Return on Equity (1.1%) is considered low.
How is Hecla Mining's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HL's short term assets ($297.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($109.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: HL's short term assets ($297.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($821.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HL's debt to equity ratio (29.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: HL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 37.3% to 29.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (42.1%).
Interest Coverage: HL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.3x coverage).
What is Hecla Mining current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: HL's dividend (0.57%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.3%).
High Dividend: HL's dividend (0.57%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.46%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: HL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of HL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Phillips Baker (60 yo)
Mr. Phillips S. Baker, Jr., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hecla Mining Company since May 9, 2003 and its President since November 2001. Mr. Baker served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hecla Mi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Phillips's total compensation ($USD5.19M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.31M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Phillips's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: HL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.7 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$4.204b
- Shares outstanding: 535.56m
- 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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