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First Majestic Silver Corp.
Type
Public
Traded as TSX: FR NYSE: AG
Industry Mining
Founded 2002
Founder Keith Neumeyer
Headquarters Vancouver, Canada
Key people
Robert A. McCallum chair
Keith Neumeyer pres,ceo,dir
Raymond L. Polman cfo
Products Silver Zinc Lead
Revenue US$ 245.5 million
Operating income
US$ (93) million
Net income
US$ (61.5) million
Total assets US$ 771 million
Total equity US$ 520.5 million
Number of employees
3,563 December 2012
Website www.firstmajestic.com

First Majestic Silver Corp. is a Canadian silver mining company that operates in Mexico. The Company has five producing mines under its control; La Encantada Silver Mine, La Parrilla Silver Mine, San Martin Silver Mine, La Guitarra Silver Mine (acquired in July 2012) and the recently inaugurated Del Toro Silver Mine. First Majestic also produces and sells its own bullion rounds and bars (others like Pan American Silver Corp. produce and market bullion through private mints).

According to the Company, production from its five mines is anticipated to be between 12.3 to 13.0 million ounces of silver equivalents or 11.1 to 11.7 million ounces of pure silver in 2013.

First Majestic was founded in 2002 by president and CEO Keith Neumeyer. In June 2006 First Majestic acquired First Silver Reserve Inc (initially just a controlling stake and within three months it purchased all remaining interest), owner of the San Martin silver property in central Mexico. Then in September 2006 it took control of Desmin, the owner/operator of La Encantada (Coahuila, Mexico) in a US$4.75 million deal (ownership of the mine was purchased through Desmin from Industrias Penoles for US$3.25 million). At the time La Encantada produced 800,000 ounces per year operating at 40% of capacity; the mine was First Majestic's third.

According to the stock chart on its website and the company's profile on the TSX Venture Exchange website, it is listed since 2002 (but the oldest part of the company goes back as far as 1984 (Brandy Resources Inc).

On March 5, 2009 it graduated to the Toronto Stock Exchange with an initial offering of Cdn$25 million. About a year and a half later it joined the New York Stock Exchange (Dec.23, 2010).

In 2009 First Majestic added a fourth silver project when it acquired Normabec Mining Resources Ltd (completed in September). Initially the deal was thought to have included both Mexico's Real de Catorce mine and Quebec's Pitt Gold Property however non Mexican assets (including Pitt Gold) were spun off into a new company called Bionor Resources Inc.

There are five in total:

Wirikuta one of the sacred mountains of the Huichol people, important in their ceremonial migration, Peyote hunt, and deer dance is being purchased for silver mining by First Majestic Silver Corp. On October 27, 2000 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) claimed this site as a protected area for its importance as a cultural route and endemic flora and fauna species. Before a gathering of 60,000 people at Wirikuta Fest on May 26, 2012, First Majestic silver announced it had returned some of their mining concessions to the national mining reserve to protect Wirikuta, but the Wixarika Regional Council expose this as a farce. Later on June 9, 2001 it was declared as a National Sacred Site under the State of San Luis Potosí's Natural Protection act. Canada's First Majestic Silver Corp still decided to purchase mineral rights on November 13, 2009 with 80% of their interest within the protected land.

The company's current methods includes open pit mining and lixiviation through cyanide, using two kilograms of NaCN per tonne of ore. While open pit mining itself removes entire habitats and landscapes, the addition of sodium cyanide, NaCN, is a lethal method requiring only 0.2 grams to kill a person. In April, 2010 the company also opened a new cyanidation plant in Coahuila, Mexico where it has started producing 3500 tons of cyanide a day to help them expand their mining efforts. Currently the Huicholes are trying to find outside groups to help them in the conservation of their land and culture by protecting this mountain, as well as appealing to the President to honor his agreement to protect their holy sites.

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First Majestic Silver Corp. -7.21% (basic materials)

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q2 2020 2020-11-05 Future report Set alerts
Q1 2020 2020-05-14 0.04 -0.15
Q4 2019 2020-02-19 0.00 -0.19
Q3 2019 2019-11-07 0.06 0.04
Q2 2019 2019-08-07 -0.02 -0.06
Q1 2019 2019-05-09 -0.01 0.01
Q4 2018 2019-02-25 -0.05 -0.85
Q3 2018 2018-11-07 -0.03 0.03
Q2 2018 2018-08-13 -0.07 -0.22
Q1 2018 2018-05-09 -0.06 -0.03

Ratings

2016-06-29 Downgrade TD Securities Buy to Hold
2016-05-12 Upgrade Desjardins Sell to Hold
2016-04-20 Downgrade Raymond James Market Perform to Underperform
2016-04-20 Downgrade Raymond James Financial Inc. Market Perform to Underperform
2016-04-15 Boost Price Target Rodman & Renshaw Buy $6.00 to $8.75
2016-03-31 Downgrade Desjardins Hold to Sell
2016-03-14 Downgrade BMO Capital Markets Market Perform to Underperform $5.00 to $5.50
2016-03-08 Downgrade TD Securities Buy to Hold
2016-03-07 Upgrade TD Securities Hold to Buy $9.00
2016-02-29 Initiated Coverage Rodman & Renshaw Buy $6.00
2015-10-17 Reiterated Rating Desjardins Hold $5.50 to $5.30
2015-10-07 Reiterated Rating National Bank Financial resumes Sector Perform
2015-10-07 Downgrade Desjardins Buy to Hold
2015-09-01 Lower Price Target Scotiabank $6.25 to $5.00
2015-07-28 Boost Price Target Scotiabank $6.00 to $6.25
2015-06-15 Upgrade Desjardins Hold to Buy
2015-05-11 Reiterated Rating TD Securities Hold $8.50 to $7.50
2015-04-08 Downgrade Desjardins Buy to Hold
2015-01-14 Downgrade Scotiabank Outperform to Sector Perform
2014-11-24 Downgrade Raymond James Market Perform
2014-11-14 Reiterated Cowen Market Perform $7 to $4
2014-11-14 Lower Price Target Cowen and Company Market Perform $7.00 to $4.00
2014-08-14 Lower Price Target Cowen and Company Market Perform $11.72
2014-08-14 Lower Price Target Raymond James Outperform C$16.00 to C$15.50
2014-08-04 Reiterated Rating Dundee Securities Buy
2014-07-10 Boost Price Target TD Securities Hold C$13.00 to C$13.50
2014-05-15 Lower Price Target TD Securities Hold C$15.50 to C$13.00
2014-03-21 Boost Price Target Cowen and Company $9.92 to $10.92
2014-02-27 Boost Price Target Cowen and Company Market Perform $9.41 to $11.08
2014-02-27 Downgrade TD Securities Buy to Hold
2014-01-31 Downgrade Raymond James Strong-Buy to Outperform
2014-01-15 Lower Price Target TD Securities Buy C$17.50 to C$15.50
2013-12-05 Lower Price Target BMO Capital Markets Market Perform C$17.50 to C$12.00
2013-11-13 Lower Price Target TD Securities Buy C$18.00 to C$16.00
2013-11-12 Lower Price Target Raymond James Strong-Buy $18.00 to $17.00
2013-09-19 Upgrade Raymond James Outperform to Strong-Buy $16.00 to $18.00
2013-08-19 Downgrade Cowen Outperform to Market Perform
2012-01-25 Initiated GARP Research Buy
2011-03-01 Reiterated Rodman & Renshaw Mkt Outperform $18 to $20
2016-06-29 Downgrade TD Securities Buy to Hold
2016-05-12 Upgrade Desjardins Sell to Hold
2016-04-20 Downgrade Raymond James Market Perform to Underperform
2016-04-20 Downgrade Raymond James Financial Inc. Market Perform to Underperform
2016-04-15 Boost Price Target Rodman & Renshaw Buy $6.00 to $8.75

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