Critical Review: Endeavour Silver (EXK) & Its Competitors

Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Endeavour Silver to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endeavour Silver and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Endeavour Silver $150.50 million $9.68 million 35.75
Endeavour Silver Competitors $1.41 billion $87.89 million 40.77

Endeavour Silver’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Endeavour Silver. Endeavour Silver is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Endeavour Silver and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endeavour Silver 3.87% 4.12% 3.33%
Endeavour Silver Competitors -11.02% 3.19% 2.47%

Risk and Volatility

Endeavour Silver has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endeavour Silver’s peers have a beta of 0.36, suggesting that their average share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Endeavour Silver and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endeavour Silver 0 2 2 0 2.50
Endeavour Silver Competitors 432 1759 1637 69 2.34

Endeavour Silver currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 110.53%. As a group, “Gold & silver ores” companies have a potential upside of 29.75%. Given Endeavour Silver’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.7% of Endeavour Silver shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.5% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of shares of all “Gold & silver ores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Endeavour Silver beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier precious metals mining company, engages in the mining, evaluation, acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver in Mexico and Chile. The company also explores for gold deposits. It owns interests in the Guanaceví mine located in the Guanaceví district, Durango, Mexico; and the Bolañitos and El Cubo silver-gold mines located in the northern parts of the Guanajuato and La Luz silver districts in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company also has interests in various exploration and development projects, including the Terronera property in Jalisco state; the El Compas property in Zacatecas State; and the Parral property located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. In addition, it holds interests in the Guadalupe y Calvo property located in Chihuahua State; and the Lourdes located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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