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Fortuna Silver Mines Inc is a silver business based in the US. Fortuna Silver Mines shares (FSM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Fortuna Silver Mines employs 1,232 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$244.4 million.
|52-week range||USD$1.47 - USD$9.85|
|50-day moving average||USD$7.8903|
|200-day moving average||USD$7.1192|
|Wall St. target price||USD$9|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.121|
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Valuing Fortuna Silver Mines stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fortuna Silver Mines's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Fortuna Silver Mines's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 67x. In other words, Fortuna Silver Mines shares trade at around 67x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Fortuna Silver Mines's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$89.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Fortuna Silver Mines's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$244.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||21.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$84.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.33%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 9.2 million Fortuna Silver Mines shares held short by investors – that's known as Fortuna Silver Mines's "short interest". This figure is 5.7% down from 9.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fortuna Silver Mines shares can be evaluated.
Fortuna Silver Mines's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fortuna Silver Mines shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fortuna Silver Mines shares traded daily (recently around 4.8 million). Fortuna Silver Mines's SIR currently stands at 1.91. In other words for every 100,000 Fortuna Silver Mines shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1910 shares are currently held short.
However Fortuna Silver Mines's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fortuna Silver Mines shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fortuna Silver Mines shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fortuna Silver Mines's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fortuna Silver Mines shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fortuna Silver Mines shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Fortuna Silver Mines.
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We're not expecting Fortuna Silver Mines to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Fortuna Silver Mines's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.47 up to $9.85. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Fortuna Silver Mines's is 1.4238. This would suggest that Fortuna Silver Mines's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. engages in the exploration, extraction, and processing of precious and base metal deposits in Latin America. The company explores for silver, gold, lead, and zinc deposits. Its principal properties include the Caylloma silver, lead, and zinc mine located in southern Peru; the San Jose silver-gold mine located in southern Mexico; and the Lindero gold project located in Argentina. The company was formerly known as Fortuna Ventures Inc. and changed its name to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. in June 2005. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Miraflores, Peru.
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