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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 0.30
HL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. HL: 0.30 )
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: 0.3
Equity to Asset 0.60
HL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. HL: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
HL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.6
0.23
0.83
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -2.94
WACC vs ROIC
6.18%
-4.55%
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 : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -8.03
HL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -0.29 vs. HL: -8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
HL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.39  Med: 7.21 Max: 41.38
Current: -8.03
-12.39
41.38
Net-margin (%) -19.61
HL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -1.93 vs. HL: -19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
HL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.52  Med: 8.18 Max: 31.79
Current: -19.61
-32.52
31.79
ROE (%) -6.28
HL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -9.77 vs. HL: -6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
HL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.05  Med: 2.57 Max: 35.52
Current: -6.28
-14.05
35.52
ROA (%) -3.84
HL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1395 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -8.53 vs. HL: -3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
HL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.12  Med: 2.56 Max: 22.35
Current: -3.84
-8.12
22.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.28
HL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -11.41 vs. HL: -0.28 )
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: 43.61
Current: -0.28
-8.65
43.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.20
HL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -3.50 vs. HL: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28  Med: -3.40 Max: 20
Current: 3.2
-28
20
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
HL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -15.30 vs. HL: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
HL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.8  Med: -5.15 Max: 81
Current: 3.7
-23.8
81
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-05)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

HL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 2,827,818 sh (+2.91%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 13,339 sh (-72.97%)
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Q2 2015

HL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 96,169 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,812,818 sh (-0.53%)
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Q3 2015

HL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 329,069 sh (+242.18%)
Chuck Royce 2,886,818 sh (+2.63%)
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Q4 2015

HL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 86,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 407,569 sh (+23.86%)
Chuck Royce 2,917,818 sh (+1.07%)
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Preferred stocks of Hecla Mining Co

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
HLPRB58.004.53$3.50 Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 53.76
HL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. HL: 53.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.22
HL's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. HL: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
HL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.41 Max: 5.27
Current: 1.22
0.33
5.27
P/S 3.62
HL's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. HL: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
HL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 3.65 Max: 7.19
Current: 3.62
0.6
7.19
POCF 15.12
HL's POCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. HL: 15.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
HL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 15.61 Max: 1120
Current: 15.12
4.1
1120
EV-to-EBITDA 18.53
HL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. HL: 18.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
HL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -256.9  Med: 11.00 Max: 73.4
Current: 18.53
-256.9
73.4
Shiller P/E 31.34
HL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. HL: 31.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
HL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.29  Med: 30.45 Max: 417
Current: 31.34
11.29
417
Current Ratio 2.12
HL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1332 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. HL: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
HL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.24 Max: 8.62
Current: 2.12
0.82
8.62
Quick Ratio 1.76
HL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1332 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. HL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
HL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.83 Max: 8.33
Current: 1.76
0.62
8.33
Days Inventory 41.98
HL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 73.36 vs. HL: 41.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
HL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.13  Med: 42.10 Max: 56.34
Current: 41.98
32.13
56.34
Days Sales Outstanding 11.10
HL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 29.88 vs. HL: 11.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
HL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.1  Med: 22.19 Max: 32.73
Current: 11.1
11.1
32.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.23
HL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
92% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. HL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.23
0.28
1.69
Dividend Growth (3y) -45.00
HL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -19.80 vs. HL: -45.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
HL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -20.6
Current: -45
Forward Dividend Yield 0.23
HL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. HL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.23
HL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. HL: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.55 Max: 1.69
Current: 0.23
0.23
1.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.90
HL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. HL: -7.90 )
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: -30.6  Med: -7.90 Max: -0.8
Current: -7.9
-30.6
-0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.22
HL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. HL: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
HL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.58 Max: 6.08
Current: 1.22
0.53
6.08
Price/Projected FCF 1.85
HL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. HL: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
HL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.78 Max: 19.43
Current: 1.85
0.81
19.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
HL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. HL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
HL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.80 Max: 2.15
Current: 1
0.12
2.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.30
HL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Silver industry.

( Industry Median: -5.20 vs. HL: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
HL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 3.50 Max: 21.5
Current: -0.3
0.2
21.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $444
EPS $ -0.24
Beta0.40
Short Percentage of Float10.21%
52-Week Range $1.45 - 4.34
Shares Outstanding(Mil)378.56

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 505 529
EPS($) 0.03 0.08
EPS without NRI($) 0.03 0.08

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Silver
Compare:TSX:SLW, TSX:THO, TSX:PAA, TSX:FR » details
Traded in other countries:HCL.Germany, HL.Switzerland, 0R0A.UK,
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.
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