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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.39
HL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 291.20 vs. HL: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
HL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.4 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39
Equity-to-Asset 0.62
HL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. HL: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
HL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.62
0.23
0.83
Interest Coverage 5.37
HL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. HL: 5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
HL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 11.13 Max: 91.36
Current: 5.37
0.81
91.36
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 1.84
Beneish M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
6.62%
3.67%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 18.10
HL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
81% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. HL: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
HL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.39  Med: 8.06 Max: 41.38
Current: 18.1
-12.39
41.38
Net Margin % 10.77
HL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
79% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. HL: 10.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
HL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.52  Med: 7.72 Max: 31.65
Current: 10.77
-32.52
31.65
ROE % 4.92
HL's ROE % is ranked higher than
81% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -10.31 vs. HL: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
HL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.05  Med: 2.57 Max: 14.55
Current: 4.92
-14.05
14.55
ROA % 3.03
HL's ROA % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -9.58 vs. HL: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
HL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.12  Med: 2.06 Max: 10.88
Current: 3.03
-8.12
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.04
HL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -13.76 vs. HL: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
HL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.65  Med: 2.45 Max: 33.01
Current: 6.04
-8.65
33.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.40
HL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. HL: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
HL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: -2.9 Max: 20
Current: 11.4
-28
20
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 40.90
HL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1105 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -18.10 vs. HL: 40.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
HL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.1  Med: 3.4 Max: 267.8
Current: 40.9
-29.1
267.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-23 Est.)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

HL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 737,084 sh (+80.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 113,100 sh (+31.05%)
Chuck Royce 2,417,300 sh (-17.15%)
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Q2 2016

HL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 4,677,694 sh (+534.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 209,011 sh (+84.80%)
Chuck Royce 1,782,300 sh (-26.27%)
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Q3 2016

HL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 173,485 sh (-17.00%)
Chuck Royce 1,193,900 sh (-33.01%)
Jim Simons 2,345,653 sh (-49.85%)
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Q4 2016

HL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,538,700 sh (-34.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 92,149 sh (-46.88%)
Chuck Royce 494,600 sh (-58.57%)
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Preferred stocks of Hecla Mining Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HLPRB54.506.42$3.50 Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Silver    NAICS: 212222    SIC: 1044
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Traded in other countries:HCL.Germany, HL.Switzerland, 0R0A.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Hecla Mining Co through its subsidiaries produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it sells to custom smelters, and unrefined bullion bars containing gold and silver, which are further refined before sale to precious metals traders.

Hecla Mining produces and explores for silver, gold, lead, and zinc. Its main silver mines include Idaho-based Lucky Friday and Greens Creek in Alaska. Hecla acquired 100% of the Greens Creek from Rio Tinto in April 2008, after holding a 29% interest for 20 years. The acquisition doubled the company's silver production. The operating business segments are the Greens Creek unit, the Lucky Friday unit, the Casa Berardi unit, and the San Sebastian unit.

Top Ranked Articles about Hecla Mining Co

Hecla Mining Releases Preliminary Operating Results The company increased its liquidity due to solid mine performance
Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) released its preliminary operating results for first-quarter 2017 on April 20. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 30.39
HL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 19.78 vs. HL: 30.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
HL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.25  Med: 23.25 Max: 159.47
Current: 30.39
9.25
159.47
Forward PE Ratio 18.55
HL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 17.01 vs. HL: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.39
HL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
61% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 20.29 vs. HL: 30.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
HL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.25  Med: 27.64 Max: 972
Current: 30.39
9.25
972
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 24.42
HL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
60% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 17.45 vs. HL: 24.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
HL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.02  Med: 17.57 Max: 75.15
Current: 24.42
9.02
75.15
PB Ratio 1.46
HL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. HL: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.36 Max: 5.27
Current: 1.46
0.33
5.27
PS Ratio 3.28
HL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. HL: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 3.54 Max: 7.19
Current: 3.28
0.6
7.19
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.29
HL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
71% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. HL: 35.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
HL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 22.55 Max: 98.6
Current: 35.29
8.1
98.6
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.43
HL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
52% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. HL: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
HL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 14.9 Max: 185.5
Current: 9.43
4.1
185.5
EV-to-EBIT 20.27
HL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. HL: 20.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -515.4  Med: 18 Max: 583.5
Current: 20.27
-515.4
583.5
EV-to-EBITDA 10.20
HL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. HL: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -257.2  Med: 11.9 Max: 73.4
Current: 10.2
-257.2
73.4
Shiller PE Ratio 64.38
HL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. HL: 64.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 35.89 Max: 417
Current: 64.38
11.29
417
Current Ratio 2.38
HL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. HL: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.56 Max: 8.62
Current: 2.38
0.82
8.62
Quick Ratio 1.99
HL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. HL: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.92 Max: 8.33
Current: 1.99
0.62
8.33
Days Inventory 39.49
HL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 76.92 vs. HL: 39.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.13  Med: 40.41 Max: 56.34
Current: 39.49
32.13
56.34
Days Sales Outstanding 11.35
HL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 36.83 vs. HL: 11.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.1  Med: 19.06 Max: 32.11
Current: 11.35
11.1
32.11

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.18
HL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
98% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. HL: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
HL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.18
0.17
1.69
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.06
HL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. HL: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
HL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.13 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.06
0.04
1.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.18
HL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
98% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. HL: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.05
HL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
97% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. HL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
HL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.05
0.05
0.48
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.90
HL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -12.90 vs. HL: -4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
HL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.7  Med: -9.2 Max: 0.3
Current: -4.9
-28.7
0.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.46
HL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. HL: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
HL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.7 Max: 6.08
Current: 1.46
0.53
6.08
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.44
HL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. HL: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
HL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.34 Max: 19.43
Current: 2.44
0.81
19.43
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.93
HL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. HL: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
HL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.93
0.12
2.22
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.41
HL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HL: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
HL' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.49 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.41
0.77
3.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.93
HL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. HL: 4.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.7 Max: 21.4
Current: 4.93
0.2
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.50
HL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -2.06 vs. HL: -5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
HL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.2  Med: -1.5 Max: 21.8
Current: -5.5
-30.2
21.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $646.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.18
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float4.64%
52-Week Range $3.63 - 7.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)395.83

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 763 752
EPS ($) 0.30 0.30 0.20
EPS without NRI ($) 0.30 0.30 0.20
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.01 0.01
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