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Kelt Exploration TSX:KEL Stock Report

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26 Sep, 2022


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KEL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

KEL Stock Overview

Kelt Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas resources primarily in northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, Canada.

Kelt Exploration Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Kelt Exploration
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$5.03
52 Week HighCA$8.32
52 Week LowCA$4.00
1 Month Change-24.13%
3 Month Change-20.91%
1 Year Change5.67%
3 Year Change44.54%
5 Year Change-28.35%
Change since IPO-6.85%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 15
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Shareholder Returns

KELCA Oil and GasCA Market

Return vs Industry: KEL underperformed the Canadian Oil and Gas industry which returned 23.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KEL exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -7.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KEL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KEL volatility
KEL Average Weekly Movement7.5%
Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement10.4%
Market Average Movement9.9%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market18.2%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market3.8%

Stable Share Price: KEL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KEL's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

201272David Wilson

Kelt Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas resources primarily in northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The company markets its crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids production primarily to third party marketing companies. As of December 31, 2021, it had proved developed producing reserves of 43.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE); total proved reserves of 134.1 million BOE; and total proved plus probable reserves of 254.1 million BOE.

Kelt Exploration Fundamentals Summary

How do Kelt Exploration's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KEL fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$964.21m
Earnings (TTM)CA$138.18m
Revenue (TTM)CA$462.82m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KEL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$127.61m
Gross ProfitCA$335.21m
Other ExpensesCA$197.04m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Nov 10, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.72
Gross Margin72.43%
Net Profit Margin29.85%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did KEL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is KEL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for KEL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

KEL key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA4.5x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does KEL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

KEL PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for KEL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average15.7x
AOI Africa Oil
FEC Frontera Energy
CJ Cardinal Energy
KEC Kiwetinohk Energy
KEL Kelt Exploration

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: KEL is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7x) compared to the peer average (15.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does KEL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the CA Oil and Gas Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: KEL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7x) compared to the Canadian Oil and Gas industry average (5.4x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is KEL'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.

KEL PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio7x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KEL's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of KEL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: KEL (CA$5.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$17.57)

Significantly Below Fair Value: KEL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

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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Future Growth

How is Kelt Exploration forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if KEL's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.6%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if KEL's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if KEL's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: KEL's revenue (29.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: KEL's revenue (29.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if KEL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Kelt Exploration performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KEL has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KEL's current net profit margins (29.9%) are lower than last year (30.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KEL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 2.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: KEL's earnings growth over the past year (132.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (2.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KEL earnings growth over the past year (132.4%) underperformed the Oil and Gas industry 176.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: KEL's Return on Equity (16.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Kelt Exploration's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KEL's short term assets (CA$98.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$116.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: KEL's short term assets (CA$98.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$100.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KEL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: KEL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 16.4%.

Debt Coverage: KEL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: KEL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Kelt Exploration current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KEL'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 KEL has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


David Wilson (62 yo)





Mr. David John Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Kelt Exploration Ltd. since October 11, 2012. Mr. Wilson was President and the Chief Executive Officer of Celtic Exploration Ltd....

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KEL's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: KEL's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 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

TSX:KEL Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
20 Jun 22BuyCA$2,315,249David WilsonIndividual365,600CA$6.36
06 Jun 22SellCA$775,000Alan FranksIndividual100,000CA$7.75
18 Apr 22SellCA$348,210Alan FranksIndividual47,700CA$7.30
13 Apr 22SellCA$144,660William GuinanIndividual20,000CA$7.23
13 Apr 22SellCA$685,386Alan FranksIndividual94,536CA$7.25
29 Mar 22SellCA$498,380William GuinanIndividual73,000CA$6.90
15 Mar 22BuyCA$4,085,907David WilsonIndividual774,850CA$5.31
12 Nov 21BuyCA$102,630Janet VellutiniIndividual20,000CA$5.13
12 Nov 21SellCA$119,814Carol Van BrunschotIndividual23,915CA$5.01

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of KEL?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Private Companies28,3340.01%
Individual Insiders32,639,34817.0%
Hedge Funds32,829,00017.1%
General Public108,090,22856.4%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 42.67% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
GMT Capital Corp.
David Wilson
23,529,075CA$118.4m0.11%no data
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
4,290,192CA$21.6m-3.05%no data
Fiera Capital Corporation
David and Penny Wilson Family Foundation, Endowment Arm
Neil Sinclair
2,572,807CA$12.9m1.5%no data
Sadiq Lalani
1,766,861CA$8.9m0%no data
Franklin Resources, Inc.
1,212,800CA$6.1m0%no data
William Guinan
1,174,459CA$5.9m-4.32%no data
Douglas MacArthur
973,797CA$4.9m0%no data
Patrick W. Miles
876,647CA$4.4m0%no data
AGF Management Limited
CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund
749,705CA$3.8m320.68%no data
Mackenzie Financial Corporation
618,581CA$3.1m-1.02%no data
Michael Shea
544,320CA$2.7m0%no data
Douglas Errico
488,772CA$2.5m0%no data
American Century Investment Management Inc
430,797CA$2.2m9.77%no data
Manulife Asset Management
403,973CA$2.0m-2.02%no data
Alan Franks
374,755CA$1.9m-39.26%no data
BlackRock, Inc.
336,150CA$1.7m21.73%no data
Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited
Bessemer Investment Management LLC
268,145CA$1.3m57.14%no data
SEI Investments Company
265,746CA$1.3m0%no data
Canada Life Investment Management Ltd.

Company Information

Kelt Exploration Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Kelt Exploration Ltd.
  • Ticker: KEL
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 2012
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$964.214m
  • Shares outstanding: 191.69m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Kelt Exploration Ltd.
  • East Tower
  • Suite 300
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T2P 3H2
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KELTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMar 2013
KELT.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 2013
2KEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMar 2013

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.