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CEL

Challenger ExplorationASX:CEL Stock Report

Market Cap

AU$267.8m

7D

0%

1Y

34.1%

Updated

20 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials
CEL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6
Dividends0/6

CEL Overview

Challenger Exploration Limited engages in the exploration of gold and copper deposits.

Challenger Exploration Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Challenger Exploration
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$0.28
52 Week HighAU$0.18
52 Week LowAU$0.40
Beta1.69
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change-1.79%
1 Year Change34.15%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Change175.00%
Change since IPO-80.70%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 21
Is Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) A Risky Investment?

Is Challenger Exploration (ASX:CEL) A Risky Investment?

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Shareholder Returns

CELAU Metals and MiningAU Market
7D0%3.6%1.7%
1Y34.1%11.3%20.2%

Return vs Industry: CEL exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 11.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CEL exceeded the Australian Market which returned 20.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CEL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CEL volatility
CEL Beta1.69
Industry Beta0.97
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: CEL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CEL's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2007n/aKris Knauerhttps://www.challengerex.com

Challenger Exploration Limited engages in the exploration of gold and copper deposits. Its flagship project is the Hualilan gold project that comprise 15 mining leases and an exploration license application covering an area of 26 square kilometers located in San Juan, Argentina. The company was formerly known as Challenger Energy Limited and changed its name to Challenger Exploration Limited in May 2019.

Challenger Exploration Fundamentals Summary

How do Challenger Exploration's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CEL fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$267.80m
Earnings (TTM)AU$598.26k
Revenue (TTM)n/a

450.8x

P/E Ratio

0x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CEL income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$0
Cost of RevenueAU$0
Gross ProfitAU$0
Expenses-AU$598.26k
EarningsAU$598.26k

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.00061
Gross Margin0.00%
Net Profit Margin0.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio4.8%

How did CEL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

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

450.82x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CEL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (450.8x) compared to the Australian Metals and Mining industry average (14.3x).

PE vs Market: CEL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (450.8x) compared to the Australian market (19.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CEL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.7x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (2.6x).


Future Growth

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

0.7%

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 Challenger Exploration 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 Challenger Exploration performed over the past 5 years?

-16.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CEL has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CEL became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CEL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -16.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: CEL has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (35.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CEL's Return on Equity (0.8%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Challenger Exploration's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CEL's short term assets (A$47.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$1.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: CEL's short term assets (A$47.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$5.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CEL's debt to equity ratio (4.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if CEL's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CEL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (131.8%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if CEL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Challenger Exploration current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Next Steps

Management

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

2.4yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Kris Knauer (52 yo)

2.25yrs

Tenure

AU$295,000

Compensation

Mr. Kris David Knauer, B.Sc (Hons), has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Exploration Limited (formerly, Challenger Energy Limited) July 4, 2019 and serves as its Director si...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kris's total compensation ($USD220.56K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD547.68K).

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


Board Members

Experienced Board: CEL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.4 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: CEL 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 50.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Challenger Exploration Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Challenger Exploration Limited
  • Ticker: CEL
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$267.801m
  • Shares outstanding: 973.82m
  • Website: https://www.challengerex.com

Location

  • Challenger Exploration Limited
  • 1205 Hay Street
  • Level 1
  • West Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6005
  • Australia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/20 07:02
End of Day Share Price2021/10/20 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
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.