ASX:AUL

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Executive Summary

AuStar Gold Limited engages in the exploration of gold mines in Australia. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-8.8%

AUL

-2.4%

AU Metals and Mining

-1.4%

AU Market


1 Year Return

3.3%

AUL

11.6%

AU Metals and Mining

-7.1%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: AUL underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 11.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AUL exceeded the Australian Market which returned -7.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AULIndustryMarket
7 Day-8.8%-2.4%-1.4%
30 Day-26.2%-0.2%3.4%
90 Day8.8%-3.7%3.8%
1 Year5.4%3.3%17.5%11.6%-3.7%-7.1%
3 Year-60.5%-61.3%57.4%35.2%16.9%2.1%
5 Year-82.4%-82.8%144.0%96.2%46.0%15.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether AuStar Gold is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as AuStar Gold has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of AUL's management and see if the CEO's compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the potential returns from the core activities, the size of each contract's opportunity, and the capacity of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don't know where to start, we recommend reading through AuStar Gold regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Materials industry.

Future Growth

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

2.8%

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 AuStar 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of AUL’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • AuStar Gold competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.

Past Performance

How has AuStar Gold performed over the past 5 years?

-20.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AUL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: AUL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AUL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 20.5% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: AUL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (22.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AUL's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is AuStar Gold's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AUL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: AUL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AUL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: AUL's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


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: AUL has sufficient cash runway for 2 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.

Forecast Cash Runway: AUL is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 0 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.


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Dividend

What is AuStar Gold current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

0.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

AuStar Gold has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Toni Griffith
CFO & Company Secretary1yrno datano data
Peter deVries
Exploration Managerno datano datano data
Jason Larocca
Senior Exploration Geologist0.25yrno datano data
Franz Schlosser
General Manager0.50yrno datano data

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: AUL's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Philip Amery
Independent Chairman0.75yrAU$59.00k1.63%
A$ 271.4k
Matthew Gill
Independent Non-Executive Director4.17yrsAU$46.79k0.13%
A$ 21.7k
Christopher Wellesley
Independent Non-Executive Director1.83yrsAU$27.12kno data
Paul McNally
Independent Non-Executive Director1.25yrsAU$27.00k3.66%
A$ 610.2k

1.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: AUL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AUL 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 substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 58.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: AuStar Gold Limited
  • Ticker: AUL
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$16.671m
  • Shares outstanding: 53.78m
  • Website: https://www.austargold.com

Location

  • AuStar Gold Limited
  • Bridge Street
  • Woods Point
  • Victoria
  • 3723
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AULASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDNov 2006
QFOADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURNov 2006
AULCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDNov 2006
AULOGASX (Australian Securities Exchange)Npv Dfd 22/10/20(ex-Option)AUAUDOct 2020

Biography

AuStar Gold Limited engages in the exploration of gold mines in Australia. It primarily holds 95% interest in the Morning Star gold project; and 97.5% in the Rose of Denmark mine located in Victoria. The c ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/27 10:43
End of Day Share Price2020/10/27 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.