Franklin Mining (OTCMKTS:FMNJ) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) Critical Survey

Franklin Mining (OTCMKTS:FMNJGet Rating) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXKGet Rating) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Franklin Mining N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Endeavour Silver $165.32 million 3.92 $13.95 million $0.08 44.88

Endeavour Silver has higher revenue and earnings than Franklin Mining.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Franklin Mining N/A N/A N/A
Endeavour Silver 7.09% 2.99% 2.47%

Volatility and Risk

Franklin Mining has a beta of 3.05, indicating that its stock price is 205% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endeavour Silver has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Franklin Mining and Endeavour Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Franklin Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Endeavour Silver 0 4 2 0 2.33

Endeavour Silver has a consensus price target of $6.86, suggesting a potential upside of 91.21%. Given Endeavour Silver’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than Franklin Mining.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.7% of Endeavour Silver shares are held by institutional investors. 20.0% of Franklin Mining shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Endeavour Silver beats Franklin Mining on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Franklin Mining Company Profile (Get Rating)

Franklin Mining, Inc., a mining and exploration company, acquires and develops mineral properties. The company explores for gold, silver, lead, and zinc deposits. It owns interests in the La Joya mining concession in Bolivia; and Madre de Dios Area, Ch-Mine, and Los Totems project in Peru. The company was formerly known as WCM Capital, Inc. Franklin Mining, Inc. was founded in 1864 and is based in Carson City, Nevada.

Endeavour Silver Company Profile (Get Rating)

Endeavour Silver Corp., a silver mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of mineral properties in Mexico and Chile. The company explores for gold and silver deposits, and precious metals. The company operates two producing silver-gold mines in Mexico, such as the Guanaceví mine in Durango; and the Bolañitos mine in Guanajuato. It is also advancing two exploration and development projects in Mexico, including the Terronera property in Jalisco; and the Parral properties in Chihuahua. In addition, the company holds interests in three exploration projects in northern Chile comprising the Aida silver project, the Paloma gold project, and the Cerro Marquez copper-molybdenum gold project. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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