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

Profitability

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

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Coeur Mining and Endeavour Silver Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Coeur Mining $714.88 million 1.96 $187.25 million $0.43 17.95
Endeavour Silver Corporation $139.79 million 2.02 $22.30 million $0.05 44.40

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Coeur Mining and Endeavour Silver Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Coeur Mining presently has a consensus target price of $11.79, suggesting a potential upside of 52.74%. Endeavour Silver Corporation has a consensus target price of $6.13, suggesting a potential upside of 175.90%. Given Endeavour Silver Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver Corporation is more favorable than Coeur Mining.

Risk and Volatility

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.3% of Coeur Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.7% of Endeavour Silver Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Coeur Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

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

About Coeur Mining

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.

About Endeavour Silver Corporation

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.

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