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I've been keeping an eye on Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSE:FVI) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe FVI has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a financially-healthy company with a an optimistic growth outlook, not yet priced into the stock. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in digger a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on Fortuna Silver Mines here.
High growth potential with excellent balance sheet
One reason why investors are attracted to FVI is its notable earnings growth potential in the near future of 37%. The optimistic bottom-line growth is supported by an outstanding revenue growth of 61% over the same time period, which indicates that earnings is driven by top-line activity rather than purely unsustainable cost-reduction initiatives. FVI is currently trading below its true value, which means the market is undervaluing the company's expected cash flow going forward. This mispricing gives investors the opportunity to buy into the stock at a cheap price compared to the value they will be receiving, should analysts' consensus forecast growth be correct. Compared to the rest of the metals and mining industry, FVI is also trading below its peers of similar sizes in terms of their assets. This bolsters the proposition that FVI's price is currently discounted.
FVI is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This indicates that FVI has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is an important determinant of the company’s health. FVI's has produced operating cash levels of 0.96x total debt over the past year, which implies that FVI's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.
For Fortuna Silver Mines, I've compiled three important factors you should further research:
- Historical Performance: What has FVI's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
- Dividend Income vs Capital Gains: Does FVI return gains to shareholders through reinvesting in itself and growing earnings, or redistribute a decent portion of earnings as dividends? Our historical dividend yield visualization quickly tells you what your can expect from FVI as an investment.
- Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FVI? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!
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