NST Stock Overview
Northern Star Resources Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and processing of gold deposits in Australia.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$8.43|
|52 Week High||AU$11.59|
|52 Week Low||AU$6.60|
|1 Month Change||23.97%|
|3 Month Change||-1.17%|
|1 Year Change||-8.87%|
|3 Year Change||-31.63%|
|5 Year Change||69.96%|
|Change since IPO||3,731.84%|
Recent News & Updates
|NST||AU Metals and Mining||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: NST exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned -15.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: NST matched the Australian Market which returned -8.8% over the past year.
|NST Average Weekly Movement||6.4%|
|Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement||12.2%|
|Market Average Movement||10.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||17.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.6%|
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
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
|NST fundamental statistics|
Is NST overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|NST income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$3.42b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 28, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.95|
|Net Profit Margin||32.13%|
How did NST perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.4%Current Dividend Yield
Is NST undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for NST?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is NST's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does NST's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|NST PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
NCM Newcrest Mining
EVN Evolution Mining
PRU Perseus Mining
SLR Silver Lake Resources
NST Northern Star Resources
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: NST is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.8x) compared to the peer average (17.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does NST's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the AU Metals and Mining Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: NST is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.8x) compared to the Australian Metals and Mining industry average (9.6x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is NST's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||8.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||19.7x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: NST is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (19.7x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of NST when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: NST (A$8.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$10.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: NST is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Northern Star Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: NST's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).
Earnings vs Market: NST's earnings (8.2% 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 (6.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: NST's revenue (6.6% 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 (6.8%).
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How has Northern Star Resources performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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 57.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: NST's Return on Equity (13.6%) is considered low.
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How is Northern Star Resources's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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$2.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: NST has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: NST's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0% to 3.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: NST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (428.2%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if NST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
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What is Northern Star Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: NST's dividend (2.37%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.65%).
High Dividend: NST's dividend (2.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.33%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: NST's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: NST's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.6%), NST's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (66.3%), NST's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Stuart Tonkin (46 yo)
Mr. Stuart Peter Tonkin, BEng (Hons) has been the Chief Executive Officer at Northern Star Resources Limited since October 29, 2016. He has been Managing Director and Director of Northern Star Resources Li...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Stuart's total compensation ($USD1.95M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.51M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Stuart's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: NST's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: NST's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.5 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Northern Star Resources Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Northern Star Resources Limited
- Ticker: NST
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 2000
- Industry: Gold
- Sector: Materials
- Implied Market Cap: AU$9.647b
- Shares outstanding: 1.17b
- Website: https://www.nsrltd.com
Number of Employees
- Northern Star Resources Limited
- 388 Hay Street
- Level 1
- Western Australia
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/11 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/11 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.