THE CHARTS BELOW COMPARE SLW TO THE OTHER MAJOR SILVER PRODUCERS.
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As of Thrs 10 Dec, the 1 yr chart shows SLW outperforming them all.
CHARTS COMPARING PERFORMANCE OF SLW TO HL,CDE,SLV,MGN,AGQ,EXK: (notice that the ETF SLV underperforms con$i$tently)
1 YR http://tinyurl .com/yl6nulu
6 MOS http://tinyurl .com/yfp5utr
3 MOS http://tinyurl .com/yf6gz2a
5 DAY http://tinyurl .com/yjvon6s
The 6 month & 3 mo charts show HL & EXK outperforming slightly, which makes SLW a BETTER VALUE relative to those two. Long term, over next 3 years, SLW will blow them all away. _________________________________________________________
Cf. Key Stats on SLW to any other silver miner above; (HL,CDE,SLV,MGN,AGQ,EXK: even SSRI)
Analysts estimate SLW will increase revenues +514% from 87M to 448 M by Dec 2010, while earnings per share triple from 0.04 to 0.11. Profits from 2010 thru 2013 will soar with the price of silver. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ae?s=SLW
2009/09/09; Silver Wheaton: Propelling Itself to the Top of the Food Chain (on Barick deal) by: Hyperinflation 9 Sept | about: ABX / SLW http://tinyurl .com/lhx287
The CEO has promised "more deals are coming!" 17 Sept 09 MP3 AUDIO Interview with SLW CEO Peter Barnes @ King World News: http://tinyurl .com/magn7y <<< Please LISTEN to this!!
Note that the CEO makes points out that SLW is also a ROYALTY company. This means FUTURE DIVIDEND DISTRIBUTIONS ON A REGULAR BA$I$, either quarterly or monthly.
As silver increases in price over the next 2-3 years, SLW will have even more capital to make deals, expanding its business, because its production cost for silver ore has been locked-in years in advance at only $3.90 per ounce no matter how high silver goes. Their pure profit will soar with the price of silver.
Since SLW IS ALSO A ROYALTY COMPANY, meaning that after the price of silver soars significantly, when SLW is done making deals with new silver stream suppliers, it will then implement a CA$H DIVIDEND in the future, sothat shareholders can also share the HUGE PROFITS from the spread between the fixed production cost of only $3.90 per oz & the high price of silver (then $26 +).
Silver is widely expected to hit $26 in 2010 http://tinyurl .com/yjns7uw
Silver could easily match its historic high of $50 on a mania into PM as an inflation or hedge.
CONCLU$ION: SILVER WHEATON IS THE PREMIER SILVER PRODUCER The only thing that may zoom further than silver are the silver producers. Of the few making a profit, the best pick by is SILVER WHEATON (NYSE: SLW) which has a fixed by contract cost of $3.90 with each & every one of its many silver ore "stream" suppliers to produce one troy ounce of silver bullion, without any of the mining management liabilities of operating a mine. Not only will that share price potentially DOUBLE, but it is likely to initiate Ca$h DIVIDEND$.
View the Dec presentation at their web site: SLW December 2009 Presentation http://tinyurl .com/yhabpgz