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Northern Star Resources ASX:NST Stock Report

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19 May, 2022


Company Financials +
NST fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health3/6

NST Stock Overview

Northern Star Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and processing of gold deposits in Australia.

Northern Star Resources Peers

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Northern Star Resources
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$8.71
52 Week HighAU$11.80
52 Week LowAU$7.96
1 Month Change-24.13%
3 Month Change-9.08%
1 Year Change-22.30%
3 Year Change-6.44%
5 Year Change84.53%
Change since IPO3,859.11%

Recent News & Updates

May 03
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Shareholder Returns

NSTAU Metals and MiningAU Market

Return vs Industry: NST underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NST underperformed the Australian Market which returned 2.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is NST's price volatile compared to industry and market?
NST volatility
NST Average Weekly Movement5.7%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement11.2%
Market Average Movement9.5%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.7%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.3%

Stable Share Price: NST is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NST's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

20003,383Stuart Tonkin

Northern Star Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and processing of gold deposits in Australia. It also sells refined gold. The company holds interests in the Pogo, Kalgoorlie, KCGM, Jundee, Thunderbox, and Carosue Dam operations, as well as Paulsens, Tanami, and Bronzewing projects.

Northern Star Resources Fundamentals Summary

How do Northern Star Resources's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
NST fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$9.99b
Earnings (TTM)AU$1.11b
Revenue (TTM)AU$3.46b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
NST income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$3.42b
Gross ProfitAU$38.20m
Other Expenses-AU$1.07b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.95
Gross Margin1.11%
Net Profit Margin32.13%
Debt/Equity Ratio3.7%

How did NST perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
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Future Growth

How is Northern Star Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NST's forecast earnings growth (8.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: NST's earnings (8.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: NST's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: NST's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NST's revenue (6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NST's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.3%).

Past Performance

How has Northern Star Resources performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NST has a large one-off gain of A$1.9B impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: NST's current net profit margins (32.1%) are higher than last year (13.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NST's earnings have grown significantly by 44.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NST's earnings growth over the past year (253.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (44.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NST earnings growth over the past year (253.1%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry 57.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: NST's Return on Equity (13.6%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Northern Star Resources's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NST's short term assets (A$1.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$712.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: NST's short term assets (A$1.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$2.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NST has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: NST's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0% to 3.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: NST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (428.2%).

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

Balance Sheet


What is Northern Star Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NST's dividend (2.3%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.55%).

High Dividend: NST's dividend (2.3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.98%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: NST's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: NST's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.6%), NST's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (66.3%), NST's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Stuart Tonkin (45 yo)





Mr. Stuart Peter Tonkin, BEng (Hons) has been the Chief Executive Officer at Northern Star Resources Limited since October 29, 2016. He has been Managing Director and Director of Northern Star Resources Li...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stuart's total compensation ($USD1.92M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Stuart's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: NST's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: NST's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Northern Star Resources Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Northern Star Resources Limited
  • Ticker: NST
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Gold
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$9.985b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.17b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Northern Star Resources Limited
  • 388 Hay Street
  • Level 1
  • Subiaco
  • Western Australia
  • 6008
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/19 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/19 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.