Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

KWG Resources Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and evaluation of base metals in Canada.

Snowflake Analysis

Imperfect balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has KWG Resources's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Metals and Mining


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Metals and Mining


CA Market

Return vs Industry: KWG underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 4.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KWG underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%3.1%0.6%
30 Day0%3.5%1.0%
90 Day0%11.9%4.5%
1 Year-50.0%-50.0%5.4%4.7%8.6%5.3%
3 Year-80.0%-80.0%-4.3%-5.9%18.0%7.4%
5 Year-80.0%-80.0%24.6%21.0%34.4%14.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is KWG Resources 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 KWG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KWG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).

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Future Growth

How is KWG Resources 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 KWG Resources 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 KWG Resources performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KWG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: KWG is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KWG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 32.3% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: KWG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (11.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: KWG has a negative Return on Equity (-1.5%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is KWG Resources's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KWG's short term assets (CA$343.7K) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$2.5M).

Long Term Liabilities: KWG has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KWG's debt to equity ratio (3.3%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if KWG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: KWG has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: KWG's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).

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

Forecast Cash Runway: KWG has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 32% each year.

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What is KWG Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KWG's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KWG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KWG'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 KWG'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


Frank Smeenk (71yo)





Mr. Frank Cornelius Smeenk, BA, LL.B was the Managing Director of Debut Diamonds Inc. since 2007 until December 23, 2019. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Debut Diamonds Inc. since ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Frank's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD154.33K).

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

Board Members

Frank Smeenk
President16.1yrsCA$300.00k2.99% CA$155.4k
Mousseau Tremblay
Chairman Emeritus0yrsCA$3.00kno data
Bruce Reid
Independent Director3.4yrsCA$13.00k0.46% CA$24.0k
Donald Alexander Sheldon
Director5.8yrsCA$11.00k0.38% CA$19.8k
René Galipeau
Member of The Advisory Board7.4yrsCA$134.90kno data
Douglas Flett
Chairman of the Board0yrsCA$43.70k0.57% CA$29.7k
Cameron Clark
Member of Advisory Panel8.9yrsno datano data
Sheila Willis
Member of Advisory Panel8.9yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: KWG's board of directors are considered experienced (8.2 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: KWG insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

KWG Resources Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: KWG Resources Inc.
  • Ticker: KWG
  • Exchange: CNSX
  • Founded: 1937
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$5.189m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.09b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • KWG Resources Inc.
  • 141 Adelaide Street West
  • Suite 420
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M5H 3L5
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KWGCNSX (Canadian National Stock Exchange)YesSubordinate Voting SharesCACADDec 1982
KW6DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSubordinate Voting SharesDEEURDec 1982
KWG.ACNSX (Canadian National Stock Exchange)Multiple Voting SharesCACADApr 2017


KWG Resources Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and evaluation of base metals in Canada. The company explores for copper, zinc, nickel, and chromite deposits. It holds interests in the Koper Lake project with approximately 1,024 hectares covered by four unpatented mining claims; and Big Daddy project with approximately 1,241 hectares covered by seven unpatented mining claims located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario. The company was formerly known as Kewagama Gold Mines (Québec) Ltd. and changed its name to KWG Resources Inc. in August 1991. KWG Resources Inc. was incorporated in 1937 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 Analysis2020/02/21 00:38
End of Day Share Price2020/02/20 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.