ASX:AUL

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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

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Fundamentals

Imperfect balance sheet with poor track record.

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

33.3%

AUL

-2.1%

AU Metals and Mining

0.03%

AU Market


1 Year Return

33.3%

AUL

15.7%

AU Metals and Mining

15.3%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: AUL exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 15.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AUL exceeded the Australian Market which returned 15.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AULIndustryMarket
7 Day33.3%-2.1%0.03%
30 Day33.3%0.8%0.5%
90 Dayn/a-1.0%4.7%
1 Year33.3%33.3%24.2%15.7%22.0%15.3%
3 Year-55.6%-55.6%60.5%38.5%40.8%21.6%
5 Year-72.8%-73.3%85.5%41.2%56.1%20.7%

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?

21.16x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AUL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (21.2x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

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

2.4%

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.


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Past Performance

How has AuStar Gold performed over the past 5 years?

-14.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AUL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AUL's current net profit margins (-602.4%) are lower than last year (-145.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AUL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -14.2% 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 (7.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AUL has a negative Return on Equity (-7584.02%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is AuStar Gold's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AUL's short term assets (A$1.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$1.4M)

Long Term Liabilities: AUL has no long term liabilities


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AUL's debt to equity ratio (29.6%) is considered satisfactory

Reducing Debt: AUL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0% to 29.6% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: AUL's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 18.7x 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: AUL has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: AUL has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -20.7% each year


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.4%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage4.7%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AUL'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 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

What is the CEO of AuStar Gold's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

0.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Frazer 0

0.08yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Bill Frazer, Dip Min Eng RMIT MAusIMM, is the Chief Executive Officer of AuStar Gold Limited since October 28, 2019. Bill joined the business following a role at Oreteck Consulting, Melbourne. Mr. Fraz ...


Management Age and Tenure

0.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: AUL's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

0.9yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: AUL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: AUL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyAU$2,77505 Sep 19
Philip Amery
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Executive Director
Shares925,000
Max PriceAU$0.003
BuyAU$4,37603 Sep 19
Philip Amery
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Executive Director
Shares1,250,000
Max PriceAU$0.0035
BuyAU$50,15725 Jul 19
Paul McNally
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Non-Executive Director
Shares12,500,000
Max PriceAU$0.004
BuyAU$7,50028 Mar 19
Frank Terranova
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Executive Chairman
Shares1,500,000
Max PriceAU$0.005

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 87.3%.


Management Team

  • Frank Terranova (50yo)

    Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$106.01k
  • Toni Griffith

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0.08yrs
  • Bill Frazer

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Tenure: 0.08yrs
  • Philip Amery

    Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Stephen Kelly

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 0.8yrs
  • Peter deVries

    Exploration Manager

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Frank Terranova (50yo)

    Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$106.01k
  • Philip Amery

    Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Matt Gill

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$64.39k
  • Christopher Wellesley

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$22.50k
  • Paul McNally

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs

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$13.561m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.39b
  • Website: https://www.austargold.com

Location

  • AuStar Gold Limited
  • 15 Astor Terrace
  • Level 6
  • Spring Hill
  • Queensland
  • 4000
  • 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

Biography

AuStar Gold Limited engages in the exploration of gold mines in Australia. Its flagship property is the Morning Star gold project located in Melbourne, Victoria. The company was formerly known as Mantle Mi ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/11/15 10:34
End of Day Share Price2019/11/13 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.