Sierra Metals trades as part of the metals and mining industry and is in the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Igor Gonzales. Sierra Metals Inc is a precious and base metals producer in Latin America. The company acquires, explores, extracts, and produces mineral concentrates consisting of silver, copper, lead, zinc and gold in Mexico and Peru.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SMTS shares had a previous change of -2.90% which opened at 1.36 and closed at 1.38. It moved to an intraday high of 1.36 and a low of 1.34.

SeekingAlpha:  Sierra Metals Inc. 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SMTS shares returned 0.73% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.39%. Over three months, it changed -19.77%. In one year it has changed -49.82% and within that year its 52-week high was 2.90 and its 52-week low was 1.26. SMTS stock is 9.52% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 2.06 and a 50 day moving average of 1.52. Right now, SMTS stock is trading -33.10% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Sierra Metals Inc. 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $218.7m with 163.2m shares outstanding and a float of 163.2m shares. Trading volume was 1,784 shares and has experienced an average volume of 14,831 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Sierra Metals was 0 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.04. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.19, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 7.05.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 0.05, which means it might overvalued by -2,834.30%

The next earnings report will be: 05-20-2019

The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Sierra Metals; it is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 17.70% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 64.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 26,794, which was 0.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.65. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.87

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.71%, return on assets is 5.51%, profit margin is 8.84%, price-to-sales is 0.95 and price-to-book is 1.27.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 5  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 4  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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