Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE: EXK) and Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Endeavour Silver Corporation and Coeur Mining’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endeavour Silver Corporation $139.79 million 2.27 $22.30 million $0.05 49.80
Coeur Mining $714.88 million 2.22 $187.25 million $0.43 20.35

Coeur Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Endeavour Silver Corporation. Coeur Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Endeavour Silver Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.1% of Endeavour Silver Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of Coeur Mining shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Endeavour Silver Corporation and Coeur Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Endeavour Silver Corporation 4.58% 4.68% 3.54%
Coeur Mining 9.65% 10.44% 5.71%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Endeavour Silver Corporation and Coeur Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endeavour Silver Corporation 1 4 4 0 2.33
Coeur Mining 0 3 5 0 2.63

Endeavour Silver Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $6.13, suggesting a potential upside of 145.98%. Coeur Mining has a consensus target price of $11.79, suggesting a potential upside of 34.76%. Given Endeavour Silver Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver Corporation is more favorable than Coeur Mining.

Risk & Volatility

Endeavour Silver Corporation has a beta of -0.01, meaning that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coeur Mining has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Coeur Mining beats Endeavour Silver Corporation on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Endeavour Silver Corporation Company Profile

Endeavour Silver Corp. is engaged in silver mining in Mexico, and related activities, including property acquisition, exploration, development, mineral extraction, processing, refining and reclamation. The Company is engaged in exploration activities in Chile. The Company’s operating mining segments include Guanacevi, Bolanitos and El Cubo, which are located in Mexico, as well as Exploration and Corporate segments. The Exploration segment consists of projects in the exploration and evaluation phases in Mexico and Chile. The Company produces silver-gold from its underground mines at Guanacevi, Bolanitos and El Cubo in Mexico. Its exploration projects include Guadalupe y Calvo, Parral Mine, Terronera and Lourdes. The Company conducts its business primarily in Mexico through its subsidiary companies, such as Endeavour Gold Corporation, S.A. de C.V., Minera Plata Adelante, S.A. de C.V., Refinadora Plata Guanacevi, S.A. de C.V., Minas Lupycal S.A. de C.V. and MXRT Holdings Inc.

Coeur Mining Company Profile

Coeur Mining, Inc. is a gold and silver producer. The Company has its mines located in the United States, Mexico, and Bolivia and exploration projects in Mexico and Argentina. Its segments include Palmarejo, Rochester, Kensington, Wharf, San Bartolome mines, Coeur Capital and Other. The Palmarejo complex is located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The Rochester mine is located in Pershing County, Nevada, approximately 13 miles northeast of the city of Lovelock. The Kensington underground gold mine and associated milling facilities are located on the east side of the Lynn Canal over 45 miles north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska. The Wharf mine is located in the northern Black Hills of western South Dakota. The San Bartolome silver mine is located on the flanks of the Cerro Rico Mountain bordering the town of Potosi, in the department of Potosi, Bolivia. Coeur Capital segment consists of the Endeavor silver stream. The Other segment includes the La Preciosa project and Joaquin project.

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