Sunstone Metals Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties.
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Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Sunstone Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: STM'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: STM underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned -1.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: STM underperformed the Australian Market which returned -10.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Sunstone Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 months ago | Simply Wall StDo Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Sunstone Metals Limited (ASX:STM)?
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6 months ago | Simply Wall StIs Sunstone Metals Limited's (ASX:STM) CEO Salary Justified?
Is Sunstone Metals 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 STM's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate STM's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: STM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: STM 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 STM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: STM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (1.8x).
How is Sunstone Metals 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 Sunstone Metals 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.
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- Examine Sunstone Metals's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Sunstone Metals competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
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How has Sunstone Metals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: STM is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: STM is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: STM is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -55.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare STM's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: STM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-8.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: STM has a negative Return on Equity (-68.43%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Sunstone Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: STM's short term assets (A$2.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$512.9K).
Long Term Liabilities: STM's short term assets (A$2.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$94.5K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: STM is debt free.
Reducing Debt: STM has not had any debt for past 5 years.
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: STM has sufficient cash runway for 3 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.
Forecast Cash Runway: STM is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 1 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.
What is Sunstone Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate STM's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate STM'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 STM's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if STM'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 STM'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
Malcolm Norris (61yo)
Mr. Malcolm S. Norris, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc Grad Dip App Fin, MAICD, FAusIMM, A Fin, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sunstone Metals Ltd. since April 1, 2014. Mr. Norris has more ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Malcolm's total compensation ($USD314.60K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD262.14K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Malcolm's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|MD, CEO & Director||6.25yrs||AU$450.82k||1% A$165.8k|
|Company Secretary & CFO||5.25yrs||AU$358.63k||0.31% A$52.0k|
|General Manager of Studies & Technical Services||5.5yrs||AU$400.97k||0.30% A$50.0k|
Experienced Management: STM's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Director||6.25yrs||AU$450.82k||1% A$165.8k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||6.67yrs||AU$94.02k||0.88% A$145.6k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.83yrs||AU$59.02k||0.43% A$72.0k|
Experienced Board: STM's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 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 substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 81%.
Sunstone Metals Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sunstone Metals Limited
- Ticker: STM
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 2006
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: AU$16.575m
- Shares outstanding: 2.21b
- Website: https://www.sunstonemetals.com.au
- Sunstone Metals Limited
- 9 Gardner Close
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|STM||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||NPV||AU||AUD||No data|
|STM||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||NPV||AU||AUD||No data|
|STM||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Mar 2007|
|AL9||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Mar 2007|
|STM||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Mar 2007|
Sunstone Metals Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. It explores for gold and copper deposits. It holds interests in the Bramaderos gold-copper porphyry concession covering 4,949 hectares located in Loja province, Southern Ecuador; the Southern Finland gold project located to the north-west of Helsinki in southern Finland; and the Viscaria copper project located to the north of the Stockholm in the Kiruna region in Sweden. The company was formerly known as Avalon Minerals Limited. Sunstone Metals Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Milton, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/07 10:35|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/07 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.