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.

Risks

  • Aquila Resources has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • Aquila Resources is covered by less than 3 analysts.

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

-8.8%

AQA

3.4%

CA Metals and Mining

1.3%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-35.4%

AQA

22.0%

CA Metals and Mining

-0.1%

CA Market

AQA underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned 20.3% over the past year.

AQA underperformed the Market in Canada which returned -0.4% over the past year.


Share holder returns

AQAIndustryMarket
7 Day-8.8%3.4%1.3%
30 Day-18.4%1.6%4.2%
90 Day-20.5%9.1%1.6%
1 Year-35.4%-35.4%22.9%22.0%3.4%-0.1%
3 Year-45.6%-45.6%-10.0%-11.7%19.1%8.4%
5 Year24.0%24.0%4.1%0.3%23.2%5.7%

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 based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

>50%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Aquila Resources's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).

Aquila Resources's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Aquila Resources is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.

Aquila Resources is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Canada market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Aquila Resources, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Aquila Resources has negative assets, we can't compare the value of its assets to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.


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Future Growth

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

34.8%

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

Aquila Resources does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare Aquila Resources's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Aquila Resources's 1-year growth to the CA Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Aquila Resources has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Aquila Resources has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Aquila Resources improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


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Financial Health

How is Aquila Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Aquila Resources is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Aquila Resources's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Aquila Resources has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.

Irrelevant to check if Aquila Resources's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Aquila Resources has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not 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.

Aquila Resources has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.

Aquila Resources has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow 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 and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Aquila Resources's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Aquila Resources's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Aquila Resources has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Aquila Resources's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Aquila Resources has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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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)

6.5yrs

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

Barry's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Canada.

Barry's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

50yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Aquila Resources management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

3.2yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Aquila Resources board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by Aquila Resources individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$6,75305 Jul 19
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
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
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.15
BuyUS$4,80007 Dec 18
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares30,000
Max PriceUS$0.16
BuyUS$4,95006 Dec 18
Andrew Dunn
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
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: 6.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$620.38k
  • Nadim Wakeam (66yo)

    Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 17.9yrs
  • 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: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$619.92k
  • Andrew Boushy

    Senior Vice President of Projects

    • Tenure: 1.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$403.85k
  • Stephanie Malec

    Chief Financial Officer

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

    Director of Exploration

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs

Board Members

  • Pam Saxton (66yo)

    Director

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

    CEO, President & Director

    • Tenure: 6.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$620.38k
  • Kevin Drover (66yo)

    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: 0.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.97k
  • Ian Pritchard (58yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$40.00k
  • Andrew Dunn (55yo)

    Director

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

    Director

    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • 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$52.434m
  • 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 Analysis2019/09/21 00:01
End of Day Share Price2019/09/20 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.