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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
73% of the 1400 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 25.81 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: 1.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39
Equity-to-Asset 0.62
HL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 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
84% of the 1080 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: 2.14
Beneish M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
7.61%
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 18.10
HL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
82% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 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
80% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 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 1260 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -11.06 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
84% of the 1420 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -9.57 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
79% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -13.80 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
84% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 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
93% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -19.60 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: -23.8  Med: -2.9 Max: 81
Current: 40.9
-23.8
81
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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
HLPRB55.316.33$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,
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 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 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.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 31.73
HL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. HL: 31.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
HL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.25  Med: 23.48 Max: 159.47
Current: 31.73
9.25
159.47
Forward PE Ratio 18.59
HL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. HL: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 31.73
HL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
66% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. HL: 31.73 )
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: 28.21 Max: 972
Current: 31.73
9.25
972
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 26.08
HL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
58% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 18.77 vs. HL: 26.08 )
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: 17.83 Max: 80.96
Current: 26.08
9.02
80.96
PB Ratio 1.53
HL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. HL: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
HL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.38 Max: 5.27
Current: 1.53
0.33
5.27
PS Ratio 3.45
HL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. HL: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
HL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 3.58 Max: 7.19
Current: 3.45
0.6
7.19
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 37.06
HL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
74% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 15.32 vs. HL: 37.06 )
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: 21.98 Max: 98.6
Current: 37.06
8.1
98.6
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.89
HL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
55% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. HL: 9.89 )
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: 15.19 Max: 1120
Current: 9.89
4.1
1120
EV-to-EBIT 24.58
HL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. HL: 24.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
HL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -515.4  Med: 18.2 Max: 583.5
Current: 24.58
-515.4
583.5
EV-to-EBITDA 12.37
HL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
50% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. HL: 12.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -257.2  Med: 12.15 Max: 73.4
Current: 12.37
-257.2
73.4
Shiller PE Ratio 67.50
HL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. HL: 67.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
HL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 34.72 Max: 417
Current: 67.5
11.29
417
Current Ratio 2.38
HL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 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: 2.33 Max: 8.62
Current: 2.38
0.82
8.62
Quick Ratio 1.99
HL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 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 550 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 75.58 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 555 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 34.24 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

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.18
HL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
97% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 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: 0.46 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.18
0.17
1.69
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.06
HL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 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 621 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 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
95% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 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 1110 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 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: -9.9 Max: -0.8
Current: -4.9
-28.7
-0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.52
HL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. HL: 1.52 )
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: 1.43 Max: 6.08
Current: 1.52
0.53
6.08
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.59
HL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. HL: 2.59 )
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 Max: 19.43
Current: 2.59
0.81
19.43
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.96
HL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. HL: 0.96 )
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: 0.89 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.96
0.12
2.19
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.47
HL's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. HL: 1.47 )
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: 1.46 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.47
0.77
3.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.11
HL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. HL: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
HL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.55 Max: 21.4
Current: 4.11
0.2
21.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.47
HL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
53% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -2.62 vs. HL: -5.47 )
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: -1.65 Max: 21.8
Current: -5.47
-30.2
21.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $646.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.18
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float4.66%
52-Week Range $2.46 - 7.64
Shares Outstanding (Mil)395.44

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 771 754
EPS ($) 0.32 0.42
EPS without NRI ($) 0.32 0.42
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.01
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Hecla Mining's Strong Results and Operational Gains Make It a Good Investment Feb 13 2015 
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Hecla's Improving Financial Performance Bodes Well for the Long Run Jan 26 2015 
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