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Executive Summary

Austral Gold Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of precious metals in South America.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet and good value.


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Share Price & News

How has Austral Gold's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.3%

AGD

-1.8%

AU Metals and Mining

3.8%

AU Market


1 Year Return

130.8%

AGD

2.0%

AU Metals and Mining

-10.6%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: AGD exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 1.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AGD exceeded the Australian Market which returned -11.2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AGDIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.3%-1.8%3.8%
30 Day-9.1%11.6%9.9%
90 Day7.1%2.4%-13.0%
1 Year134.3%130.8%7.2%2.0%-6.9%-10.6%
3 Year-7.7%-9.1%60.0%39.1%12.7%-2.1%
5 Year7.6%0.001%97.2%59.4%27.9%0.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Austral Gold undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AGD (A$0.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$2.27)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AGD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AGD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the Metals and Mining industry average (10.1x).

PE vs Market: AGD is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the Australian market (15x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AGD is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

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

4.5%

Forecasted Materials 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 Austral Gold 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 Austral Gold performed over the past 5 years?

-21.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AGD has a large one-off loss of $3.1M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: AGD became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AGD has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -21.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: AGD has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AGD has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-7.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AGD's Return on Equity (2.9%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Austral Gold's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AGD's short term assets ($26.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($23.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: AGD's short term assets ($26.8M) exceed its long term liabilities ($25.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AGD's debt to equity ratio (14.2%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AGD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0% to 14.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AGD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (366.8%).

Interest Coverage: AGD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Austral Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AGD'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 AGD'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?

3.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Stabro Kasaneva

3.75yrs

Tenure

US$762,742

Compensation

Mr. Stabro Kasaneva has been the Chief Executive Officer at Austral Gold Limited since August 12, 2016 and served as its President. Mr. Kasaneva has been General Manager of the El Penon mine in Chile since ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stabro's total compensation ($USD762.74K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD251.35K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Stabro's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Stabro Kasaneva
CEO & Executive Director3.75yrsUS$762.74k1.23% $1.0m
José Bordogna
Chief Financial Officer3.75yrsUS$233.70kno data
Rodrigo Ramirez
Vice President of Operationsno dataUS$618.72k0.050% $41.9k
David Hwang
Company Secretary0.83yrno datano data
Heath Sandercock
Mining Consultantno datano datano data

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: AGD's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Stabro Kasaneva
CEO & Executive Director3.75yrsUS$762.74k1.23% $1.0m
Eduardo Sergio Elsztain
Non-Executive Chairman8.92yrsUS$100.00k5.17% $4.3m
Wayne Hubert
Independent Non-Executive Director8.58yrsUS$58.00k0.31% $262.5k
Saul Zang
Non-Executive Director12.92yrsUS$50.00k0.29% $246.1k
Pablo Daniel Vergara del Carril
Non-Executive Director14yrsUS$50.00k0.012% $10.2k
Robert Trzebski
Independent Non-Executive Director13yrsUS$50.00kno data
Benjamin Jarvis
Independent Non-Executive Director8.92yrsUS$50.00kno data

10.6yrs

Average Tenure

57.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AGD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AGD 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 4.7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Austral Gold Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Austral Gold Limited
  • Ticker: AGD
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Precious Metals and Minerals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$83.909m
  • Shares outstanding: 559.39m
  • Website: https://www.australgold.com

Location

  • Austral Gold Limited
  • 126-130 Phillip Street
  • Level 5
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AGDASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDApr 1997
AGLD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDApr 1997
AGDCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDApr 1997
AGLDTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesCACADApr 1997

Biography

Austral Gold Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of precious metals in South America. The company explores for gold and silver deposits. Its flagship project is the 100% owned Guanaco/Amancaya gold and silver mine located to the south east of Antofagasta in Northern Chile. The company also holds a 100% interest in the Pingüino project located in Santa Cruz and Casposo mine located in San Juan, Argentina. Austral Gold Limited is based in Sydney, Australia. Austral Gold Limited is a subsidiary of Inversiones Financieras Del Sur SA. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/26 10:33
End of Day Share Price2020/05/26 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.