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Pilbara Minerals ASX:PLS Stock Report

Last Price

AU$2.85

Market Cap

AU$8.5b

7D

15.4%

1Y

163.9%

Updated

21 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
PLS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth6/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

PLS Stock Overview

Pilbara Minerals Limited explores for, develops, and operates mineral resources in Australia.

Pilbara Minerals Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Pilbara Minerals
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$2.85
52 Week HighAU$3.89
52 Week LowAU$1.07
Beta2.15
1 Month Change-0.35%
3 Month Change-4.04%
1 Year Change163.89%
3 Year Change280.00%
5 Year Change578.57%
Change since IPO17,712.50%

Recent News & Updates

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Shareholder Returns

PLSAU Metals and MiningAU Market
7D15.4%4.9%1.1%
1Y163.9%5.2%1.5%

Return vs Industry: PLS exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 5.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PLS exceeded the Australian Market which returned 1.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is PLS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
PLS volatility
PLS Average Weekly Movement8.9%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement11.2%
Market Average Movement9.5%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.3%

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

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

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2005300Ken Brinsdenhttps://www.pilbaraminerals.com.au

Pilbara Minerals Limited explores for, develops, and operates mineral resources in Australia. The company primarily holds a 100% interest in the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in West Perth, Australia.

Pilbara Minerals Fundamentals Summary

How do Pilbara Minerals's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
PLS fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$8.48b
Earnings (TTM)AU$83.71m
Revenue (TTM)AU$408.45m

101.4x

P/E Ratio

20.8x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
PLS income statement (TTM)
RevenueAU$408.45m
Cost of RevenueAU$231.13m
Gross ProfitAU$177.32m
Other ExpensesAU$93.61m
EarningsAU$83.71m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.028
Gross Margin43.41%
Net Profit Margin20.49%
Debt/Equity Ratio20.4%

How did PLS perform over the long term?

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Future Growth

How is Pilbara Minerals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

Future Growth Score

6/6

Future Growth Score 6/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


54.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PLS's forecast earnings growth (54.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: PLS's earnings (54.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: PLS's revenue (44% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PLS's revenue (44% 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 very high in 3 years time (55.8%).


Past Performance

How has Pilbara Minerals performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


4.0%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PLS has a large one-off loss of A$64.4M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: PLS became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PLS has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 4% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: PLS has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (57.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PLS's Return on Equity (10%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Pilbara Minerals's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PLS's short term assets (A$312.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$153.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: PLS's short term assets (A$312.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$200.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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

Reducing Debt: PLS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1% to 20.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: PLS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (75.5%).

Interest Coverage: PLS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Pilbara Minerals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


3.05%

Forecast Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLS'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 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.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as PLS has not reported any payouts.


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Management

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

5.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ken Brinsden

6.33yrs

Tenure

AU$2,208,626

Compensation

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 ($USD1.55M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.36M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: PLS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: PLS's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PLS 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 diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Pilbara Minerals Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Pilbara Minerals Limited
  • Ticker: PLS
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$8.484b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.98b
  • Website: https://www.pilbaraminerals.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Pilbara Minerals Limited
  • 146 Colin Street
  • Level 2
  • 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 Analysis2022/05/21 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/20 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
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.