Analyzing Endeavour Silver (EXK) and The Competition

Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Endeavour Silver to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Endeavour Silver and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Endeavour Silver $150.50 million $9.68 million 35.25
Endeavour Silver Competitors $1.40 billion $84.66 million 42.61

Endeavour Silver’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Endeavour Silver. Endeavour Silver is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.6% of Endeavour Silver shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Endeavour Silver and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endeavour Silver 6.43% 6.78% 5.35%
Endeavour Silver Competitors -8.64% 3.68% 2.67%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Endeavour Silver and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endeavour Silver 0 2 2 0 2.50
Endeavour Silver Competitors 422 1738 1624 67 2.35

Endeavour Silver presently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 112.77%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 21.20%. Given Endeavour Silver’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Endeavour Silver has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endeavour Silver’s competitors have a beta of 0.34, indicating that their average share price is 66% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Endeavour Silver competitors beat Endeavour Silver on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Endeavour Silver Company Profile

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier precious metals mining company, engages in the mining, evaluation, acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver in Mexico and Chile. The company also explores for gold deposits. It owns interests in the Guanaceví mine located in the Guanaceví district, Durango, Mexico; and the Bolañitos and El Cubo silver-gold mines located in the northern parts of the Guanajuato and La Luz silver districts in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company also has interests in various exploration and development projects, including the Terronera property in Jalisco state; the El Compas property in Zacatecas State; and the Parral property located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. In addition, it holds interests in the Guadalupe y Calvo property located in Chihuahua State; and the Lourdes located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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