Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE: FSM) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Mining” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Fortuna Silver Mines to similar businesses based off the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fortuna Silver Mines 15.97% 9.08% 7.07%
Fortuna Silver Mines Competitors -15,080.23% -3.16% -2.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fortuna Silver Mines and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Fortuna Silver Mines $251.82 million $118.59 million 20.28
Fortuna Silver Mines Competitors $6.80 billion $2.78 billion -19.05

Fortuna Silver Mines’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Fortuna Silver Mines. Fortuna Silver Mines is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Fortuna Silver Mines and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fortuna Silver Mines 0 1 3 1 3.00
Fortuna Silver Mines Competitors 915 2944 3017 82 2.33

Fortuna Silver Mines presently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 77.51%. All “Integrated Mining” companies have a potential upside of 0.65%. Given Fortuna Silver Mines’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Fortuna Silver Mines is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Fortuna Silver Mines has a beta of 0.22, meaning that its stock price is 78% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Fortuna Silver Mines’ peers have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.6% of Fortuna Silver Mines shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Integrated Mining” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Fortuna Silver Mines beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Fortuna Silver Mines

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canada-based mining company engaged in silver mining and related activities in Latin America, including exploration, extraction and processing. The Company operates the Caylloma silver, lead, and zinc mine (Caylloma) in southern Peru and the San Jose silver and gold mine (San Jose) in southern Mexico. The Company’s segments include Corporate, Bateas and Cuzcatlan. The Company owns interest in the Caylloma mine and related mining concessions located in southern Peru. The Caylloma property is located in the Caylloma Mining District, approximately 220 kilometers north-northwest of Arequipa, Peru. The Company produces approximately 1.7 million ounces of silver and over 1,160 ounces of gold at Caylloma. The Company’s San Jose property, which covers a silver gold bearing epithermal vein system is located in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The Company produces approximately 4.9 million ounces of silver and over 38,530 ounces of gold at San Jose.

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