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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.43
HL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 2482 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 285.90 vs. HL: 0.43 )
HL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43

Equity to Asset 0.60
HL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. HL: 0.60 )
HL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.6

0.23
0.86
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.88
M-Score: -2.10
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.47
HL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1314 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. HL: -8.47 )
HL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -104.83   Max: 41.38
Current: -8.47

-104.83
41.38
Net-margin (%) -6.57
HL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -3.18 vs. HL: -6.57 )
HL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -110.7   Max: 31.79
Current: -6.57

-110.7
31.79
ROE (%) -1.89
HL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2408 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -10.66 vs. HL: -1.89 )
HL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -187.65   Max: 30.76
Current: -1.89

-187.65
30.76
ROA (%) -1.13
HL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -8.51 vs. HL: -1.13 )
HL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -43.1   Max: 19.96
Current: -1.13

-43.1
19.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.81
HL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2406 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -10.79 vs. HL: -1.81 )
HL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.86   Max: 36.87
Current: -1.81

-52.86
36.87
Revenue Growth (%) -8.20
HL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. HL: -8.20 )
HL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 20.1
Current: -8.2

-28
20.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

HL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 541,394 sh (New)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 83,096 sh (-51.89%)
Chuck Royce 944,746 sh (-66.31%)
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Q4 2013

HL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 48,388 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,434,746 sh (+51.87%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 42,366 sh (-49.02%)
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Q1 2014

HL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 4,188,339 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,497 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,059,746 sh (+113.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 21,966 sh (-48.15%)
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Q2 2014

HL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 25,857 sh (New)
Jim Simons 976,265 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,164,746 sh (+3.43%)
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 4,164,070 sh (-0.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$2.93 - $3.61 $ 3.270%4188339
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$4.21 - $6.84 $ 3.27-36%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$3.8 - $4.82 $ 3.27-24%127166
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$5.03 - $6.88 $ 3.27-44%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 45.71%$5.43 - $8.45 $ 3.27-56%83200
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$6.99 - $9.76 $ 3.27-61%57100
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Preferred stocks of Hecla Mining Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HLPRB0.006.86$3.50 Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

Ratios

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history
P/B 0.84
HL's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. HL: 0.84 )
HL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.85
Current: 0.84

0.33
5.85
P/S 2.44
HL's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HL: 2.44 )
HL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 8.71
Current: 2.44

0.6
8.71
EV-to-EBIT 92.92
HL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HL: 92.92 )
HL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 1756.5
Current: 92.92

5.7
1756.5
Shiller P/E 31.18
HL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2674 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HL: 31.18 )
HL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.88   Max: 605
Current: 31.18

18.88
605
Current Ratio 2.36
HL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. HL: 2.36 )
HL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.62
Current: 2.36

0.44
8.62
Quick Ratio 2.01
HL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1809 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. HL: 2.01 )
HL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 8.33
Current: 2.01

0.37
8.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.31
HL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. HL: 0.31 )
HL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.31

0.31
1.69
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
HL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
86% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. HL: 0.30 )
HL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.3

0.31
1.69
Share Buyback Rate -5.70
HL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -11.80 vs. HL: -5.70 )
HL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.8   Max: -30.6
Current: -5.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.83
HL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. HL: 0.83 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 6.1
Current: 0.83

0.51
6.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.04
HL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HL: 1.04 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 78.29
Current: 1.04

0.77
78.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.58
HL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HL: 0.58 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.58

0.1
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.10
HL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. HL: 1.10 )
HL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.5
Current: 1.1

0.1
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.27
HL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. HL: 1.27 )
HL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 7.7
Current: 1.27

-2.7
7.7

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Silver
Compare:CDE, SLW, PAAS, AG, SSRI » details
Traded in other countries:HCL.Germany
Hecla Mining Company, a Delaware corporation was establsihed in 1891. The Company discovers, acquires, develops, produces and markets concentrates and doré containing silver, gold, lead and zinc. It is organized and managed into two segments: The Greens Creek unit and The Lucky Friday unit. Its segments are differentiated by geographic region. The Company produces zinc, lead and bulk concentrates at its Greens Creek unit and lead and zinc concentrates at its Lucky Friday unit, which it sells to custom smelters on contract, and unrefined silver and gold bullion bars at Greens Creek, which are sold directly to customers or further refined before sale to precious metals traders. The Greens Creek unit is 100%-owned by the Company. The Greens Creek orebody contains silver, zinc, gold and lead, and lies adjacent to the Admiralty Island National Monument, an environmentally sensitive area. The Greens Creek property includes 639 unpatented lode mining claims, 58 patented lode claims and one patented mill site claim, in addition to property leased from the U.S. Forest Service. It also has title to mineral rights on 7,301 acres of federal land adjacent to the properties. The entire project is accessed by boat and served by 13 miles of road and consists of the mine, an ore concentrating mill, a tailings impoundment area, a ship-loading facility, camp facilities and a ferry dock. The Lucky Friday unit is located in northern Idaho. It is 100%-owned by the Company. The main mining method at the Lucky Friday unit is ramp access, cut and fill. This method utilizes rubber-tired equipment to access the veins through ramps developed outside of the ore body. Once a cut is taken along the strike of the vein, it is backfilled with cemented tailings and the next cut is accessed, either above or below, from the ramp system. The ore produced from Lucky Friday is processed in a conventional lead/zinc flotation flow sheet, with process control guided by a real-time on-line analyzer. The Company competes with other companies both within and outside the mining industry in connection with the recruiting and retention of qualified employees knowledgeable of the mining business. The Company's business is subject to U.S. and foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations governing development, production, labor standards, occupational health, waste disposal, and use of toxic substances, environmental regulations, mine safety and other matters.
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