Pilbara Minerals Limited engages in the exploration, development, and operation of mineral resources in Australia.
High growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Pilbara Minerals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: PLS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
AU Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: PLS underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 7.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: PLS underperformed the Australian Market which returned 16.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Pilbara Minerals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StCan We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX:PLS) Share Register?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Are Raving About How The Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) Share Price Increased 588%
2 months ago | Simply Wall StMarket Sentiment Around Loss-Making Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX:PLS)
Is Pilbara Minerals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: PLS (A$0.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$3.35)
Significantly Below Fair Value: PLS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: PLS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: PLS 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 PLS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: PLS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (1.4x).
How is Pilbara Minerals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: PLS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.1%).
Earnings vs Market: PLS is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: PLS's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: PLS's revenue (56.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: PLS's revenue (56.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: PLS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.2%).
How has Pilbara Minerals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: PLS is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: PLS is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: PLS is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -15% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PLS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: PLS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (19.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: PLS has a negative Return on Equity (-7.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Pilbara Minerals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: PLS's short term assets (A$125.9M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$59.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: PLS's short term assets (A$125.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$146.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: PLS's debt to equity ratio (35.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: PLS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 57% to 35.8% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: PLS has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: PLS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.9x 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: PLS has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: PLS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -61% each year
What is Pilbara Minerals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLS'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 PLS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PLS'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 PLS'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
Ken Brinsden 0
Mr. Kenneth Edward Brinsden, also known as Ken, B.Eng (Mining), WASM, MAusIMM, MAICD, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Pilbara Minerals Limited since January 18, 2016 and has been its Managing Direc ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ken's total compensation ($USD919.17K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD704.85K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ken's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD, CEO & Director||4.1yrs||AU$1.37m||0.36% A$2.4m|
|Chief Financial Officer||3.7yrs||AU$772.34k||0.046% A$314.8k|
|Chief Operating Officer||1.9yrs||AU$687.79k||no data|
|Company Secretary & General Counsel||3.4yrs||AU$725.48k||0.022% A$149.5k|
Experienced Management: PLS's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Director||4.1yrs||AU$1.37m||0.36% A$2.4m|
|Non-Executive Chairman||3.6yrs||AU$387.38k||0.026% A$177.8k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3yrs||AU$292.96k||0.0094% A$63.7k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3.6yrs||AU$171.84k||0.0064% A$43.5k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1.8yrs||AU$559.03k||0.0040% A$27.0k|
Experienced Board: PLS's board of directors are considered experienced (3.6 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 8.8%.
Pilbara Minerals Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Pilbara Minerals Limited
- Ticker: PLS
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 2005
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: AU$678.230m
- Shares outstanding: 2.22b
- Website: https://www.pilbaraminerals.com.au
Number of Employees
- Pilbara Minerals Limited
- 88 Colin Street
- Level 2
- West Perth
- Western Australia
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|PLS||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 2013|
|PLS||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 2013|
|PLR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2013|
|PILB.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 2013|
Pilbara Minerals Limited engages in the exploration, development, and operation of mineral resources in Australia. The company holds a 100% interest in the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Pilbara Minerals Limited was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in West Perth, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/16 10:40|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/14 00:00|
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