Contrasting Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) and Timberline Resources (TLRS)

Timberline Resources (OTCMKTS:TLRS) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Timberline Resources N/A -14.32% -13.72%
Endeavour Silver -8.29% -5.70% -4.71%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Timberline Resources and Endeavour Silver’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Timberline Resources N/A N/A -$5.05 million N/A N/A
Endeavour Silver $150.51 million 1.89 -$12.44 million ($0.09) -24.11

Timberline Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Endeavour Silver.

Risk & Volatility

Timberline Resources has a beta of 0.12, suggesting that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Endeavour Silver has a beta of -0.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Timberline Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.4% of Endeavour Silver shares are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of Timberline Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Timberline Resources and Endeavour Silver, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Timberline Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Endeavour Silver 0 1 3 0 2.75

Endeavour Silver has a consensus target price of $2.83, suggesting a potential upside of 30.57%. Given Endeavour Silver’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Endeavour Silver is more favorable than Timberline Resources.

Summary

Endeavour Silver beats Timberline Resources on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Timberline Resources Company Profile

Timberline Resources Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. It holds interests in the Eureka property covering an area of approximately 16,000 acres located in the southern part of the Eureka mining district of Eureka county, Nevada; the Elder Creek property covering approximately 9,600 acres located in northern Nevada; and the ICBM (Paiute) Project consisting of approximately 1,346 acres located in the Battle Mountain Mining District, Lander and Humboldt Counties, Nevada. The company was formerly known as Silver Crystal Mines, Inc. and changed its name to Timberline Resources Corporation in February 2004. Timberline Resources Corporation was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Endeavour Silver Company Profile

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier silver mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of mining properties in Mexico and Chile. The company also explores for gold deposits and precious metals. The company has interests in three producing silver-gold mines in Mexico, including the Guanaceví mine in Durango; the Bolañitos mine in Guanajuato; and the El Cubo mine in Guanajuato. It also has interests in the El Compas mine in Zacatecas; and exploration and development projects comprising the Terronera property in Jalisco the Parral properties in Chihuahua in Mexico. In addition, it holds interests in the Guadalupe y Calvo property located in Chihuahua State; and the Lourdes located in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as in the Aida silver, the Paloma gold, and the Cerro Marquez copper-molybdenum-gold projects located in Chile. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in September 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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