Sierra Metals Inc. focuses on the production, exploration, and development of precious and base metals in Peru and Mexico.
Mediocre balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Sierra Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SMTS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
US Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: SMTS underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned 3.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SMTS underperformed the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sierra Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Sierra Metals 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: Insufficient data to calculate SMTS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SMTS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SMTS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.6x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (8.6x).
PE vs Market: SMTS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46.6x) compared to the US market (16.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate SMTS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SMTS is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.3x).
How is Sierra Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if SMTS's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if SMTS's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SMTS's revenue (28.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SMTS's revenue (28.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if SMTS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Sierra Metals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SMTS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SMTS's current net profit margins (1.8%) are lower than last year (3.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SMTS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 42.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: SMTS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SMTS had negative earnings growth (-48.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-11.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SMTS's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.
How is Sierra Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SMTS's short term assets ($91.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($42.7M).
Long Term Liabilities: SMTS's short term assets ($91.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($146.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SMTS's debt to equity ratio (47.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SMTS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 36.4% to 47.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SMTS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.8%).
Interest Coverage: SMTS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.2x coverage).
What is Sierra Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SMTS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SMTS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SMTS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SMTS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SMTS is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SMTS'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
Luis Marchese Montenegro (53yo)
Mr. Luis Carlos Marchese Montenegro has been President & Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Metals Inc. since June 1, 2020. He serves as Director at Sierra Metals Inc. since May 19, 2020. Mr. Marchese is a ...
|Chief Financial Officer||5.67yrs||US$526.62k||0.31% $631.4k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.17yrs||US$290.28k||0.048% $97.8k|
|VP of Exploration & Country Manager of Mexico||3.83yrs||US$411.79k||0.020% $41.1k|
|President||0.083yr||no data||0.074% $150.0k|
|GM of Yauricocha & Country Manager of Peru||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Corporate Secretary||7.25yrs||no data||0.028% $57.6k|
|Corporate Controller||0.58yr||no data||0.0074% $15.0k|
Experienced Management: SMTS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|President||0.083yr||no data||0.074% $150.0k|
|Independent Director||8.75yrs||US$220.49k||0.17% $351.5k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$154.88k||0.34% $701.7k|
|Adviser to the Board||2.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Chairman of the Board||7.33yrs||US$154.88k||no data|
|Independent Director||11.08yrs||US$154.88k||0.22% $445.0k|
|Independent Director||1yr||US$64.81k||0.0034% $6.9k|
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$154.88k||0.016% $32.6k|
Experienced Board: SMTS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SMTS insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sierra Metals Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sierra Metals Inc.
- Ticker: SMTS
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1996
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$275.150m
- Listing Market Cap: CA$203.488m
- Shares outstanding: 162.81m
- Website: https://www.sierrametals.com
Number of Employees
- Sierra Metals Inc.
- 161 Bay Street
- Suite 4260
- M5J 2S1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SMT||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Oct 1996|
|SMTS||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Oct 1996|
|SMT||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Shares||PE||USD||Oct 1996|
|DFXN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 1996|
Sierra Metals Inc. focuses on the production, exploration, and development of precious and base metals in Peru and Mexico. It primarily focuses on exploration of silver, copper, lead, zinc, and gold deposits. The company holds 81.84% interest in the polymetallic Yauricocha Mine, which covers 18,778 hectares located in the Yauyos province in Peru. It also holds 100% interest in the Bolivar mine that covers an area of 15,217 hectares located in Chihuahua, Mexico; and Cusi Mines that include 73 mineral concessions covering an area of 11,977 hectares located in the Chihuahua, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Dia Bras Exploration Inc. and changed its name to Sierra Metals Inc. in December 2012. Sierra Metals Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/16 00:34|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/15 00:00|
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