TSX:AQA

Stock Analysis Report

Aquila Resources

Executive Summary

Aquila Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the United States and Canada.

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Fundamentals

Slightly overvalued with worrying balance sheet.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.9%

AQA

0.5%

CA Metals and Mining

0.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-12.5%

AQA

15.0%

CA Metals and Mining

3.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: AQA underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 15% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AQA underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

AQAIndustryMarket
7 Day2.9%0.5%0.2%
30 Day20.7%-8.9%-3.3%
90 Day-10.3%-8.0%-1.9%
1 Year-12.5%-12.5%15.9%15.0%7.3%3.5%
3 Year-27.1%-27.1%-11.6%-13.2%14.7%4.4%
5 Year75.0%75.0%15.4%11.6%26.2%7.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Aquila Resources undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: AQA (CA$0.18) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$1)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AQA has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Aquila Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

38.7%

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 Aquila 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 Aquila Resources performed over the past 5 years?

-19.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AQA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -19.2% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: AQA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AQA's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: AQA is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: AQA is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Aquila Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AQA has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: AQA has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AQA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AQA's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if AQA's debt is covered by short term assets.


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

Forecast Cash Runway: AQA has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -15.7% each year


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.9%industryaverage1.3%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

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

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


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Management

What is the CEO of Aquila Resources's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

3.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Barry Hildred (49yo)

6.6yrs

Tenure

US$620,383

Compensation

Mr. Barry Hildred has been Chief Executive Officer of Aquila Resources Inc. since March 18, 2013 and has been its Director since 2013 and serves as its President. Mr. Hildred is a Principal at Level 2 Advi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Barry's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the Canadian market.

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


Management Age and Tenure

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: AQA's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: AQA's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: AQA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$5,85010 Oct 19
David Hildred
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares39,000
Max PriceUS$0.15
BuyUS$29,00003 Oct 19
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares200,000
Max PriceUS$0.14
BuyUS$15,00030 Sep 19
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares100,000
Max PriceUS$0.15
BuyUS$6,75305 Jul 19
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares36,500
Max PriceUS$0.19
BuyUS$4,62518 Apr 19
David Hildred
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares25,000
Max PriceUS$0.18
BuyUS$6,21627 Dec 18
David Hildred
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares36,500
Max PriceUS$0.17
BuyUS$77511 Dec 18
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.15
BuyUS$4,80007 Dec 18
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$0.16
BuyUS$4,95006 Dec 18
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$0.17
BuyUS$8,17504 Dec 18
David Hildred
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares50,000
Max PriceUS$0.18
BuyUS$7,34019 Nov 18
David Hildred
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
CEO, President & Director
Shares50,000
Max PriceUS$0.15

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Barry Hildred (49yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 6.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$620.38k
  • Nadim Wakeam (66yo)

    Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 18yrs
  • Mark Burridge (50yo)

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$174.35k
  • David Carew

    Director of Corporate Development & Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Michael Welch

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$619.92k
  • Andrew Boushy

    Senior Vice President of Projects

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$403.85k
  • Stephanie Malec

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$252.37k
  • Jeff Lynott

    Director of Exploration

    • Tenure: 2.2yrs

Board Members

  • Pam Saxton (66yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.3yrs
  • Barry Hildred (49yo)

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 6.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$620.38k
  • Kevin Drover (66yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$25.00k
  • Ted Munden (68yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 3.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$50.00k
  • Jacques Perron (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.97k
  • Ian Pritchard (58yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$40.00k
  • Andrew Dunn (55yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 4.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$40.00k
  • Joseph de la Plante (33yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 1.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$25.00k

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Aquila Resources Inc.
  • Ticker: AQA
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$59.200m
  • Shares outstanding: 338.28m
  • Website: https://www.aquilaresources.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Aquila Resources Inc.
  • 141 Adelaide Street West
  • Suite 520
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M5H 3L5
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AQATSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMay 2006
JM4ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMay 2006
AQAR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMay 2006

Biography

Aquila Resources Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the United States and Canada. The company primarily explores for zin ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/24 00:02
End of Day Share Price2019/10/23 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
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.