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Sierra Metals (SMTS)(SMT:CA)
Better-Than-Expected Third Quarter Production; Increasing Estimates
As of April 24, 2020, Noble Capital Markets research on Sierra Metals is published under ticker symbols (SMTS and SMT:CA). The price target is in USD and based on ticker symbol SMTS. Research reports dated prior to April 24, 2020 may not follow these guidelines and could account for a variance in the price target. 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. Its activity includes the operation of the Yauricocha Mine in Peru, and the Bolivar and Cusi mines in Mexico. Yauricocha is an underground polymetallic mine using the sublevel block caving and cut-and-fill mining methods. Bolivar is a copper-silver-zinc-gold underground mine using room-and-pillar mining method. The majority of the revenue is earned by selling of the mineral concentrates to its customers in Peru.
Mark Reichman, Senior Research Analyst of Natural Resources, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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SMTS reports third quarter production results. Compared with the prior year period, third quarter copper production increased 9.2% to 12.2 million pounds, while gold, zinc, and silver increased 14.3%, 10.6%, and 4.8% to 3,989 ounces, 24.9 million pounds, and 1.0 million ounces, respectively. Lead production declined 6.2% to 9.9 million pounds. Third quarter production exceeded our expectations.
Updating estimates. We have increased our full year 2020 EPS and EBITDA estimates to $0.14 and $83.9 million, respectively, compared to prior estimates of $0.13 and $82.0 million. Additionally, we have raised our 2021 EPS and EBITDA estimates to $0.30 and $137.8 million from $0.28 and $132.1 million, respectively, to reflect modestly higher production at Yauricocha based on greater average ...
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