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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.43
HL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 2423 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. HL: 0.43 )
HL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.43

Equity to Asset 0.62
HL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. HL: 0.62 )
HL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.62

0.23
0.84
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.12
M-Score: -2.49
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.04
HL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. HL: 4.04 )
HL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -104.83   Max: 41.38
Current: 4.04

-104.83
41.38
Net-margin (%) -0.40
HL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -2.15 vs. HL: -0.40 )
HL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -110.7   Max: 31.79
Current: -0.4

-110.7
31.79
ROE (%) -0.15
HL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2380 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -8.03 vs. HL: -0.15 )
HL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -94.64   Max: 35.81
Current: -0.15

-94.64
35.81
ROA (%) -0.09
HL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2441 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -5.88 vs. HL: -0.09 )
HL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.25   Max: 22.35
Current: -0.09

-36.25
22.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.10
HL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2404 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -7.50 vs. HL: 1.10 )
HL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -43.22   Max: 36.11
Current: 1.1

-43.22
36.11
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.20
HL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HL: -8.20 )
HL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28   Max: 20.1
Current: -8.2

-28
20.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 25,497 sh (New)
Arnold Van Den Berg 4,188,339 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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Q3 2014

HL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 90,435 sh (+249.75%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 3,124,746 sh (-1.26%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 3,909,257 sh (-6.12%)
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Q4 2014

HL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 1,499,241 sh (-61.65%)
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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 2014-12-31 Reduce -61.65%0.59%$2.04 - $2.86 $ 3.4238%1499241
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$2.75 - $3.42 $ 3.4212%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 New Buy1.1%$2.93 - $3.61 $ 3.425%4188339
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Reduce -48.15%0.01%$2.93 - $3.61 $ 3.424%21966
Arnold Schneider 2013-12-31 Reduce -49.02%0.01%$2.66 - $3.44 $ 3.4213%42366
Arnold Schneider 2013-09-30 Reduce -51.89%0.02%$2.76 - $3.84 $ 3.425%83096
Arnold Schneider 2013-06-30 New Buy0.05%$2.67 - $3.97 $ 3.421%172706
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$4.21 - $6.84 $ 3.42-33%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$3.8 - $4.82 $ 3.42-21%127166
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$5.03 - $6.88 $ 3.42-42%0
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Preferred stocks of Hecla Mining Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HLPRB0.006.64$3.50 Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 69.44
HL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 69.44 )
N/A
P/B 0.90
HL's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. HL: 0.90 )
HL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 5.46
Current: 0.9

0.33
5.46
P/S 2.40
HL's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 2.40 )
HL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 7.67
Current: 2.4

0.6
7.67
POCF 14.74
HL's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 14.74 )
HL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 672
Current: 14.74

4.16
672
EV-to-EBIT 76.94
HL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 76.94 )
HL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -308.1   Max: 1756.5
Current: 76.94

-308.1
1756.5
Shiller P/E 29.40
HL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 29.40 )
HL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.88   Max: 605
Current: 29.4

18.88
605
Current Ratio 3.15
HL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 2420 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. HL: 3.15 )
HL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.62
Current: 3.15

0.44
8.62
Quick Ratio 2.75
HL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 2419 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. HL: 2.75 )
HL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 8.33
Current: 2.75

0.37
8.33
Days Inventory 40.13
HL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
96% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 40.13 )
HL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.08   Max: 172.04
Current: 40.13

33.08
172.04
Days Sales Outstanding 20.14
HL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 20.14 )
HL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 15.52   Max: 144.62
Current: 20.14

15.52
144.62

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.30
HL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
90% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. HL: 0.30 )
HL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.3

0.31
1.69
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
HL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 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
85% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -9.70 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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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
HL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. HL: 0.90 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 6.1
Current: 0.9

0.51
6.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
HL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 1.10 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 78.29
Current: 1.1

0.77
78.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
HL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HL: 0.60 )
HL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.6

0.11
2.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.30
HL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2396 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. HL: 1.30 )
HL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.5
Current: 1.3

0.1
17.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Silver
Compare:CDE, SLW, PAAS, AG, SSRI » details
Traded in other countries:HCL.Germany, HL.Switzerland,
Hecla Mining Co was established in 1891 in northern Idaho's Silver Valley. The Company produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it sells to custom smelters, and unrefined bullion bars (doré) containing gold and silver, which are further refined before sale to precious metals traders. It operates in three segments, namely the Greens Creek, Lucky Friday, and Casa Berardi units. The Greens Creek unit is located on Admiralty Island, near Juneau, Alaska. Greens Creek is 100% owned and has been in production since 1989, with a temporary care and maintenance period from April 1993 through July 1996. The Lucky Friday unit is located in northern Idaho. Lucky Friday is 100%-owned and has been a producing mine for the Company since 1958. Production at the Lucky Friday unit began ramping up during February 2013. The Casa Berardi unit is located in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, Canada. Casa Berardi is 100% owned and was acquired on June 1, 2013. The Company competes with other mining companies for the services of skilled personnel and contractors and their specialized equipment, components and supplies, such as drill rigs, necessary for exploration and development.
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