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Executive Summary

Aurora Spine Corporation, through its subsidiary, Aurora Spine, Inc., develops and distributes spinal implant products in Canada.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Aurora Spine's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ASG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Medical Equipment


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Medical Equipment


CA Market

Return vs Industry: ASG underperformed the Canadian Medical Equipment industry which returned 1.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ASG underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -12.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-8.5%1.9%0.5%
30 Day25.6%9.6%-3.5%
90 Day80.0%40.4%8.4%
1 Year-37.2%-37.2%4.2%4.2%-9.3%-12.4%
3 Year107.7%107.7%-6.8%-6.8%3.5%-6.4%
5 Year-50.0%-50.0%-81.5%-81.5%20.3%2.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Aurora Spine 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 ASG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ASG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Medical Equipment industry average.

PE vs Market: ASG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ASG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ASG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.2x) compared to the CA Medical Equipment industry average (4.1x).

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Future Growth

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


Forecasted Healthcare 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 Aurora Spine 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 Aurora Spine performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ASG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ASG is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ASG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 48.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ASG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Medical Equipment industry (3.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ASG has a negative Return on Equity (-70.94%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Aurora Spine's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ASG's short term assets ($4.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: ASG's short term assets ($4.7M) exceed its long term liabilities ($2.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ASG's debt to equity ratio (120.5%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ASG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 0.02% to 120.5% over the past 5 years.

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: ASG has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: ASG is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 9 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.

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What is Aurora Spine current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

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


Average board tenure


Trent Northcutt (53yo)





Mr. Trent J. Northcutt is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Aurora Spine Corporation since February 2012. Mr. Northcutt served as Vice President at Spineart Inc. Prior to working for Spineart In ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Trent's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD173.09K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Trent's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.

Board Members

Trent Northcutt
President8.42yrsUS$157.05k9.35% $1.4m
David Rosenkrantz
Independent Chairman4.75yrsUS$20.28k15.95% $2.4m
Tracy Graf
Independent Director7yrsUS$2.02k0.13% $18.9k
Joseph MacLellan
Independent Director7yrsUS$1.98k0.71% $106.1k
James Snow
Independent Director7yrsUS$2.50k1.98% $295.8k
Michael Seid
Independent Director7yrsUS$1.73k0.18% $26.2k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ASG's board of directors are considered experienced (7 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 19.3%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Aurora Spine Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Aurora Spine Corporation
  • Ticker: ASG
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 2013
  • Industry: Health Care Equipment
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Market Cap: CA$14.961m
  • Shares outstanding: 55.41m
  • Website: https://www.aurora-spine.com


  • Aurora Spine Corporation
  • 20 Holly Street
  • Suite 300
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M4S 3B1
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ASGTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 2013
AROS.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 2013


Aurora Spine Corporation, through its subsidiary, Aurora Spine, Inc., develops and distributes spinal implant products in Canada. The company offers interspinous process lumbar fusion devices for patients suffering from degenerative disc diseases; Ti-Coated polyether ether ketone interbody cages, which provide spacing and stability between the vertebrae and bone grows to complete the fusion process; sterile-packed titanium plasma spray coated spinal infusion implants for bone growth; and 3D Printed Stand Alone ALIF Cage, an integrated plate and spacer system that helps to preserve the natural anatomic profile, and provides spinal column support and stability. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/09 00:06
End of Day Share Price2020/07/07 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.