ASX:AEE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Aura Energy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and evaluation of mineral properties in Sweden and Mauritania.


Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet and overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Aura Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AEE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

AEE

-10.4%

AU Oil and Gas

-7.1%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-65.5%

AEE

-19.1%

AU Oil and Gas

6.7%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: AEE underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -19.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AEE underperformed the Australian Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AEEIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-10.4%-7.1%
30 Day-16.7%-14.6%-5.3%
90 Day0%-16.2%-3.2%
1 Year-65.5%-65.5%-15.9%-19.1%11.3%6.7%
3 Year-86.1%-86.1%0.4%-10.4%28.2%11.2%
5 Year-83.9%-83.9%-7.3%-23.2%40.9%9.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Aura Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Aura Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.31x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AEE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AEE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AEE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: AEE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AEE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AEE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Aura Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

14.8%

Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Aura Energy has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Aura Energy performed over the past 5 years?

2.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AEE is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AEE is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AEE is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AEE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: AEE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-0.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AEE has a negative Return on Equity (-14.74%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Aura Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets (A$907.3K) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$1.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: AEE's short term assets (A$907.3K) exceed its long term liabilities (A$709.6K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AEE's debt to equity ratio (7.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AEE's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.7% to 7.1% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: AEE has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: AEE's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: AEE has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AEE has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -20.3% each year


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Dividend

What is Aura Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AEE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AEE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AEE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AEE's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AEE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.6yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Peter Reeve (57yo)

4.8yrs

Tenure

AU$812,832

Compensation

Mr. Peter Desmond Reeve, B.Sc.(Metallurgy), BE, has been Executive Chairman of Aura Energy Limited since January 1, 2015 and has been its Managing Director since April 30, 2015. Mr. Reeve has been involved ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD534.76K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD252.03K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Peter Reeve
Executive Chairman & MD4.8yrsAU$812.83k1.91% A$151.6k
Robert Beeson
Non-Executive Director13.9yrsAU$43.80k0.37% A$29.7k
Julian Perkins
Non-Executive Director8.7yrsAU$43.80k0.24% A$19.0k
John Bennett
Non-Executive Director0.08yrsno datano data

7.6yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: AEE's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 28.2%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Aura Energy Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Aura Energy Limited
  • Ticker: AEE
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: AU$7.946m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.59b
  • Website: https://www.auraenergy.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Aura Energy Limited
  • 34-36 Punt Road
  • Level 1
  • Windsor
  • Victoria
  • 3181
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AEEASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMay 2006
AUEE.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMay 2006
VU1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMay 2006
AEECHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMay 2006
AURAAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPMay 2006

Biography

Aura Energy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and evaluation of mineral properties in Sweden and Mauritania. The company owns 100% interests in the Tiris uranium project covering an area of 390 square kilometers located in Mauritania; and the Häggån vanadium project located in Sweden. It also holds interest in the Tasiast South gold property covering an area of 175 square kilometers in Mauritania. Aura Energy Limited was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Windsor, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 10:36
End of Day Share Price2020/02/27 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.