Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties.
Solid track record with excellent balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Kirkland Lake Gold's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: KL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
CA Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: KL underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 38.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: KL exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -11% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Kirkland Lake Gold's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Kirkland Lake Gold undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: KL (CA$51.72) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$78.25)
Significantly Below Fair Value: KL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: KL is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the Metals and Mining industry average (17.4x).
PE vs Market: KL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.7x) compared to the Canadian market (12.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: KL is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: KL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.7x).
How is Kirkland Lake Gold forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: KL's forecast earnings growth (12.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: KL's earnings (12.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Canadian market (22.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: KL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: KL's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (5.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: KL's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: KL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.1%).
How has Kirkland Lake Gold performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: KL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: KL's current net profit margins (40.1%) are higher than last year (32.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: KL's earnings have grown significantly by 55.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: KL's earnings growth over the past year (95.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (55.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: KL earnings growth over the past year (95.1%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry 15.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: KL's Return on Equity (15.1%) is considered low.
How is Kirkland Lake Gold's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: KL's short term assets ($721.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($477.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: KL's short term assets ($721.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: KL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: KL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 38%.
Debt Coverage: KL has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: KL has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Kirkland Lake Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: KL's dividend (1.33%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (2.04%).
High Dividend: KL's dividend (1.33%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (6.37%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, KL has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: KL's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (9%), KL's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: KL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be thoroughly covered by earnings (13.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tony Makuch (61yo)
Mr. Anthony Paul Makuch, also known as Tony, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng., has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (formerly, Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.) since ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tony's total compensation ($USD3.16M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD6.80M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tony's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||1.5yrs||US$962.31k||no data|
|Vice President of Australian Operations||2.92yrs||US$1.09m||no data|
|Vice President of Technical Services||1.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||2.92yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Legal & Corporate Secretary||3.5yrs||US$395.97k||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Development||3yrs||no data||0.00018% $25.8k|
|Vice President of Human Resources||1.33yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility||3.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Exploration||1.5yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: KL's management team is considered experienced (2.9 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||0.67yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||0.0080% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$221.50k||0.0054% $775.7k|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$207.50k||0.0020% $292.5k|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Non-Executive Independent Chairman||1yr||US$215.50k||0.0071% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$213.00k||no data|
Experienced Board: KL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: KL insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 32%.
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
- Ticker: KL
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Gold
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$14.339b
- Shares outstanding: 277.24m
- Website: https://www.klgold.com
Number of Employees
- Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
- South Tower
- Suite 3120
- M5J 2J1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|KL||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Dec 2016|
|KL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Dec 2016|
|NGDA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Dec 2016|
|KL N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Shares||MX||MXN||Dec 2016|
|0V38||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||CAD||Dec 2016|
|KLA||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||NPV CDI (1:1)||AU||AUD||Nov 2017|
|KLA||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||NPV CDI (1:1)||AU||AUD||Nov 2017|
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of gold properties. It owns and operates four underground gold mines, including the Macassa, Holt, and Taylor mines located in northeastern Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine located in Victoria, Australia, as well as three milling facilities in Canada and Australia. The company was formerly known as Newmarket Gold Inc. and changed its name to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. in December 2016. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/28 05:30|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/27 00:00|
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