In a May 6 research note, analyst Joe Reagor reported that ROTH Capital Partners lowered its target price on Endeavour Silver Corp. (EDR:TSX; EXK:NYSE; EJD:FSE) to US$2.90 per share from US$3 after adjusting its estimates following release of the company's Q1/19 financial results. Endeavour's current share price is about US$1.86.
The reduced target is due to the "poor Q1/19 financial performance" of the company, which impacted ROTH's estimated valuation.
Reagor described Endeavour's Q1/19 results as "mixed but skewed to the negative side." Revenue was a beat at $29.1 million versus ROTH's forecast of $28.4 million. However, earnings per share at $0.02 fell short of ROTH's expectation of $0.10.
Unhappy with the weak first-quarter numbers, Endeavour's management took "swift action," Reagor noted, instituting measures to cut costs and improve performance. For one, the executives took a pay cut, and the Vancouver administrative staff members are working fewer hours. Also, the company assigned a new senior mine planning engineer who will review and revise mine plans to optimize operations. The company should significantly benefit from these changes, the analyst added.
ROTH maintained its Buy rating on Endeavour.[NLINSERT]
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