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Sierra Metals (SMTS)(SMT:CA)
Darkest Before The Dawn
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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Fourth quarter and full year 2021 production. During the fourth quarter, Sierra Metals produced 6.1 million pounds of copper, 6.0 million pounds of lead, 14.9 million pounds of zinc, 1.9 thousand ounces of gold, and 805 thousand ounces of silver. Compared with the prior year period, fourth quarter production of copper, lead, zinc, gold, and silver declined 42.9%, 21.2%, 31.0%, 44.6%, and 12.7%, respectively, and declined 26.5%, 23.3%, 22.0%, 17.6%, and 0.2% sequentially. The quarter reflected operational challenges, and while Cusi and Yauricocha are approaching normalized operations, infill drilling and mine development is needed at Bolivar to normalize operations by the end of the second quarter. Compared to 2020, full year silver production increased 1.8%, while copper, lead, zinc, and gold production declined 28.3%, 6.5%, 3.2%, and 30.5%, respectively.
Updating estimates. We are lowering our 2021 EPS and EBITDA estimates to $0.06 and $89.7 million from $0.13 and $105.7 million, respectively, to reflect lower production. We also lowered our 2022 EPS and EBITDA estimates to $0.22 and $121.8 million from $0.36 and $163.2 million, respectively, which reflects a steady improvement in operating performance that is back-end loaded. Our preliminary 2023 ...
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