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AusQuestASX:AQD Stock Report

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22 Oct, 2021


Company Financials
AQD fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6

AQD Overview

AusQuest Limited explores and evaluates mineral resources in Australia and Peru.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for AusQuest
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.017
52 Week HighAU$0.014
52 Week LowAU$0.03
1 Month Change-10.53%
3 Month Change-22.73%
1 Year Change-39.29%
3 Year Change-32.00%
5 Year Change112.50%
Change since IPO-90.56%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

AQDAU Metals and MiningAU Market

Return vs Industry: AQD underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 12.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AQD underperformed the Australian Market which returned 21.4% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AQD's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AQD volatility
AQD Beta0.80
Industry Beta0.97
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: AQD is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AQD's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2000n/aGraeme Drew

AusQuest Limited explores and evaluates mineral resources in Australia and Peru. The company explores for copper, iron oxide, gold, zinc, and nickel deposits. It holds approximately 5,500km² of exploration title within Australia, which includes 5,000km² within Western Australia and 500km² within Queensland.

AusQuest Fundamentals Summary

How do AusQuest's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AQD fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$13.99m
Earnings (TTM)-AU$1.40m
Revenue (TTM)AU$1.02m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AQD income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$0
Gross ProfitAU$1.02m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.0017
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin-137.12%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did AQD perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison


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


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AQD is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: AQD 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 AQD's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AQD is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (2.6x).

Future Growth

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


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 AusQuest 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.

Past Performance

How has AusQuest performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AQD is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AQD is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AQD is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 36% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: AQD is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (35.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: AQD has a negative Return on Equity (-17.66%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is AusQuest's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AQD's short term assets (A$6.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: AQD has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AQD is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AQD has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.08%.

Balance Sheet

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: AQD has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AQD has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 22.2% each year


What is AusQuest current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AQD'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 AQD's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AQD'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 AQD's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.

Next Steps


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


Average board tenure


Graeme Drew

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Mr. Graeme John Drew, B.Sc.Hons., FAIMM, MASEG is a Co-Founder of AusQuest Limited and serves as its Managing Director and also has been its Executive Director since February 15, 2000. Mr. Drew has experie...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Graeme's total compensation ($USD231.41K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD303.33K).

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: AQD's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.9 years average tenure).


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 21.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

AusQuest Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: AusQuest Limited
  • Ticker: AQD
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$13.994m
  • Shares outstanding: 823.19m
  • Website:


  • AusQuest Limited
  • 8 Kearns Crescent
  • Ardross
  • Western Australia
  • 6153
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/22 15:39
End of Day Share Price2021/10/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.