Analyzing Endeavour Silver Corporation (EXK) and Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS)

Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE: EXK) and Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and profitabiliy.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Endeavour Silver Corporation and Pan American Silver Corp.’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Endeavour Silver Corporation $151.67 million 1.86 $31.75 million $0.05 44.20
Pan American Silver Corp. $815.19 million 2.96 $294.08 million $0.77 20.47

Pan American Silver Corp. has higher revenue and earnings than Endeavour Silver Corporation. Pan American Silver Corp. 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.

Risk & Volatility

Endeavour Silver Corporation has a beta of -0.01, suggesting that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pan American Silver Corp. has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its stock price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Endeavour Silver Corporation and Pan American Silver Corp.’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%
Pan American Silver Corp. 14.56% 6.13% 4.58%

Dividends

Pan American Silver Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Endeavour Silver Corporation does not pay a dividend. Pan American Silver Corp. pays out 13.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

32.2% of Endeavour Silver Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.0% of Pan American Silver Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.9% of Pan American Silver Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Endeavour Silver Corporation and Pan American Silver Corp., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Endeavour Silver Corporation 1 4 4 0 2.33
Pan American Silver Corp. 0 5 4 0 2.44

Endeavour Silver Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $6.13, suggesting a potential upside of 177.15%. Pan American Silver Corp. has a consensus price target of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 26.90%. Given Endeavour Silver Corporation’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver Corporation is more favorable than Pan American Silver Corp..

Summary

Pan American Silver Corp. beats Endeavour Silver Corporation on 12 of the 15 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.

Pan American Silver Corp. Company Profile

Pan American Silver Corp. is a silver production company. The Company is principally engaged in the operation and development of, and exploration for, silver producing properties. The Company’s segments include Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia. The Company also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead and copper. The Company’s operating properties in Mexico include La Colorada Mine, Dolores and Alamo Dorado. The Company’s operating properties in Peru include Huaron Mine and Morococha Mine. The Company’s operating properties in Bolivia include San Vicente. The Company’s operating properties in Argentina include Manantial Espejo. The Company’s development properties include Navidad Property. The La Colorada underground silver mine is located in the Chalchihuites district in Zacatecas State, Mexico, approximately 99 kilometers south of Durango and 156 kilometers northwest of Zacatecas. The La Colorada consists of approximately 60 claims totaling approximately 8,400 hectares.

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