ASX:SYA

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Executive Summary

Sayona Mining Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, and exploration of mineral assets in Australia and Canada. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Sayona Mining's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SYA is more volatile than 90% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 23% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SYA's weekly volatility (23%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Australian stocks.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.6%

SYA

5.7%

AU Metals and Mining

0.5%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-22.7%

SYA

26.4%

AU Metals and Mining

0.9%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: SYA underperformed the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 26.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SYA underperformed the Australian Market which returned 0.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SYAIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.6%5.7%0.5%
30 Day6.3%13.9%9.3%
90 Day-5.6%11.6%12.3%
1 Year-21.0%-22.7%33.3%26.4%4.3%0.9%
3 Year-81.1%-81.5%70.2%48.1%23.0%7.9%
5 Year-43.5%-50.0%230.1%174.8%59.8%27.5%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Sayona Mining's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Sayona Mining undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.99x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SYA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SYA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SYA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the AU Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: SYA 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 SYA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SYA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (2.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Sayona Mining forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

3.4%

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 Sayona Mining 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Sayona Mining performed over the past 5 years?

-17.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SYA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: SYA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SYA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 17.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SYA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: SYA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (38%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SYA has a negative Return on Equity (-25.55%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Sayona Mining's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SYA's short term assets (A$759.9K) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$993.2K).

Long Term Liabilities: SYA's short term assets (A$759.9K) exceed its long term liabilities (A$51.6K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SYA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SYA had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet


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: SYA has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: SYA has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 26.7% each year


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Dividend

What is Sayona Mining current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SYA'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 SYA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SYA'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 SYA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


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Management

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

7.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brett Lynch

1.42yrs

Tenure

AU$551,455

Compensation

Mr. Brett Laurence Lynch has been the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director at Sayona Mining Limited since July 1, 2019. Mr. Lynch serves as Chief Executive Officer of VLI Pty Limited (fo...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brett's total compensation ($USD409.94K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD284.56K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Brett's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brett Lynch
CEO, MD & Director1.42yrsAU$551.46k2.97%
A$ 749.3k
Paul Crawford
CFO & Executive Director20.75yrsAU$300.00k5.03%
A$ 1.3m
Simon Attwell
Exploration Managerno datano datano data
Michael Whillier
Group Financial Controller13.83yrsAU$114.05kno data
Guy Laliberte
Chief Executive Officer of Sayona Québecno datano datano data
Mike Seed
Group Exploration Manager12.92yrsAU$116.98kno data

7.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: SYA's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Brett Lynch
CEO, MD & Director1.42yrsAU$551.46k2.97%
A$ 749.3k
Paul Crawford
CFO & Executive Director20.75yrsAU$300.00k5.03%
A$ 1.3m
Allan Charles Buckler
Non-Executive Director7.33yrsAU$72.00k5.31%
A$ 1.3m
Dennis O'Neill
Non-Executive Director20.75yrsAU$185.00k3.02%
A$ 761.5k
James Brown
Non-Executive Director7.33yrsAU$72.00k0.21%
A$ 52.4k

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SYA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 45.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Sayona Mining Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sayona Mining Limited
  • Ticker: SYA
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2000
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$25.240m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.97b
  • Website: https://www.sayonamining.com.au

Location

  • Sayona Mining Limited
  • 283 Given Terrace
  • Suite 68
  • Paddington
  • Queensland
  • 4064
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SYAASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMar 2004
DMNX.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMar 2004
SYACHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMar 2004
DMLDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2004

Biography

Sayona Mining Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the identification, acquisition, evaluation, and exploration of mineral assets in Australia and Canada. It primarily explores for lithium a...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/05 07:09
End of Day Share Price2020/12/04 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.