First Au Limited explores for gold and base metals in Western Australia’s Goldfields and Pilbara.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$0.012|
|52 Week High||AU$0.01|
|52 Week Low||AU$0.031|
|1 Month Change||-20.00%|
|3 Month Change||-7.69%|
|1 Year Change||-47.83%|
|3 Year Change||-52.00%|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||-92.00%|
Recent News & Updates
|FAU||AU Metals and Mining||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: FAU underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 10.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FAU underperformed the Australian Market which returned 21.3% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: FAU is more volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 15% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FAU's weekly volatility (15%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Australian stocks.
About the Company
First Au Limited explores for gold and base metals in Western Australia’s Goldfields and Pilbara. It holds 100% interests in the Gimlet gold project located to the north west of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; the Victoria Gold project; and the Talga project comprising 7 exploration tenements located in the East Pilbara. The company was formerly known as Public Holdings (Australia) Limited and changed its name to First Au Limited in June 2018.
First Au Fundamentals Summary
|FAU fundamental statistics|
Is FAU overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|FAU income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$0|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.0044|
|Net Profit Margin||-386.33%|
How did FAU perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is First Au 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 FAU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate FAU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: FAU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: FAU 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 FAU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FAU is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.8x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (2.6x).
How is First Au 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 First Au 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.
How has First Au performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FAU is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: FAU is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FAU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 35% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare FAU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: FAU 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: FAU has a negative Return on Equity (-64.9%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is First Au's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FAU's short term assets (A$3.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$201.9K).
Long Term Liabilities: FAU has no long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FAU is debt free.
Reducing Debt: FAU had no debt 5 years ago.
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: FAU has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: FAU has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 41.5% each year
What is First Au current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate FAU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate FAU'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 FAU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if FAU'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 FAU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Ryan Skeen is Chief Executive Officer of First Au Limited from July 26, 2021. He joined the First Au Limited on July 26, 2021. Notably, Mr. Skeen has been involved in financial services start-ups and h...
Experienced Management: FAU's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.4 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: FAU's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 42.8%.
First Au Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: First Au Limited
- Ticker: FAU
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1960
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: AU$9.219m
- Shares outstanding: 768.29m
- Website: https://www.firstau.com
- First Au Limited
- 123 Whitehorse Road
- Level 1
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/25 16:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/25 00:00|
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.