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Western Copper and Gold

TSX:WRN
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WRN
TSX
CA$80M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CA
  3. Materials
Company description

Western Copper and Gold Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. The last earnings update was 7 days ago. More info.


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  • Western Copper and Gold has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
WRN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.3%
TSX:WRN
-2.1%
CA Metals and Mining
0.3%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
-25.5%
TSX:WRN
-5.9%
CA Metals and Mining
0.7%
CA Market
WRN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Western Copper and Gold (WRN) -1.3% -14.1% 38.6% -25.5% 23.4% -20.2%
CA Metals and Mining -2.1% 1.4% 13.1% -5.9% 8.9% -22%
CA Market 0.3% 2% 13.2% 0.7% 16.6% 5.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WRN underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -5.9% over the past year.
  • WRN underperformed the Market in Canada which returned 0.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WRN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Western Copper and Gold undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Western Copper and Gold. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is CA$0.79.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Western Copper and Gold's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Western Copper and Gold's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSX:WRN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in CAD CA$-0.03
TSX:WRN Share Price ** TSX (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$0.79
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 115 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 12.49x
Canada Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 542 Publicly-Listed Companies 14.78x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Western Copper and Gold.

TSX:WRN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSX:WRN Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CAD)

= 0.79 ÷ -0.03

-27.63x

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  • Western Copper and Gold is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
  • Western Copper and Gold is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Western Copper and Gold's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSX:WRN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -27.63x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
Not available
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 35 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 0.7x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 253 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.2x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Western Copper and Gold, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Western Copper and Gold's assets?
Raw Data
TSX:WRN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in CAD CA$0.46
TSX:WRN Share Price * TSX (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$0.79
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,080 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 1.44x
Canada Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,349 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.58x
TSX:WRN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSX:WRN Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CAD)

= 0.79 ÷ 0.46

1.72x

* Primary Listing of Western Copper and Gold.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Western Copper and Gold is overvalued based on assets compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Western Copper and Gold expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

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 Western Copper and Gold 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 Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
33.3%
Expected Metals and Mining industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Western Copper and Gold expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Western Copper and Gold's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Western Copper and Gold's earnings growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Western Copper and Gold's revenue growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSX:WRN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Canada Metals and Mining Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 33.3%
Canada Metals and Mining Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7%
Canada Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.8%
Canada Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
TSX:WRN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CAD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
TSX:WRN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 154 29 1
2022-12-31 160 -505 1
2021-12-31 30 -780 1
2020-12-31 0 -700 1
2019-12-31 0 -130 2
TSX:WRN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 -2 -3
2018-09-30 -2 -3
2018-06-30 -2 -3
2018-03-31 -2 -2
2017-12-31 -2 -3
2017-09-30 -2 -3
2017-06-30 -2 -3
2017-03-31 -2 -2
2016-12-31 -2 -2
2016-09-30 -2 -2
2016-06-30 -2 -2
2016-03-31 -2 -2

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Western Copper and Gold is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Western Copper and Gold is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
TSX:WRN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Western Copper and Gold Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:WRN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31
TSX:WRN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.03
2018-09-30 -0.03
2018-06-30 -0.03
2018-03-31 -0.03
2017-12-31 -0.03
2017-09-30 -0.03
2017-06-30 -0.03
2017-03-31 -0.02
2016-12-31 -0.02
2016-09-30 -0.02
2016-06-30 -0.02
2016-03-31 -0.03

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Western Copper and Gold will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Western Copper and Gold's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Western Copper and Gold's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Materials companies here
  3. Western Copper and Gold's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Canada market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Canada market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Western Copper and Gold performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Western Copper and Gold's growth in the last year to its industry (Metals and Mining).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Western Copper and Gold does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Western Copper and Gold's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Western Copper and Gold's 1-year growth to the CA Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Western Copper and Gold's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Western Copper and Gold Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:WRN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 -2.86 2.13
2018-09-30 -2.79 1.99
2018-06-30 -2.73 1.90
2018-03-31 -2.45 1.80
2017-12-31 -2.66 1.83
2017-09-30 -2.56 1.96
2017-06-30 -2.53 1.93
2017-03-31 -2.15 1.89
2016-12-31 -2.09 1.85
2016-09-30 -2.12 1.81
2016-06-30 -2.02 1.83
2016-03-31 -2.38 1.91
2015-12-31 -2.12 1.98
2015-09-30 -2.07 2.00
2015-06-30 -1.82 1.98
2015-03-31 -1.90 1.96
2014-12-31 -1.91 1.88
2014-09-30 -1.90 1.90
2014-06-30 -2.32 1.98
2014-03-31 -1.68 2.06
2013-12-31 -1.37 2.22
2013-09-30 -1.85 2.57
2013-06-30 -1.95 2.84
2013-03-31 -2.85 3.23
2012-12-31 -3.91 3.56
2012-09-30 -22.06 3.83
2012-06-30 -22.79 3.92
2012-03-31 -22.52 3.60

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Western Copper and Gold has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Western Copper and Gold has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Western Copper and Gold 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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Past performance checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Metals and Mining industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Western Copper and Gold's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Western Copper and Gold's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Western Copper and Gold is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Western Copper and Gold has no long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Western Copper and Gold's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Western Copper and Gold has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Western Copper and Gold Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

TSX:WRN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 46.29 0.00 4.78
2018-09-30 46.77 0.00 5.46
2018-06-30 46.87 0.00 6.18
2018-03-31 47.28 0.00 6.84
2017-12-31 44.54 0.00 4.39
2017-09-30 45.08 0.00 5.49
2017-06-30 44.99 0.00 5.97
2017-03-31 44.91 0.00 6.30
2016-12-31 45.38 0.00 7.22
2016-09-30 45.16 0.00 8.12
2016-06-30 45.62 0.00 8.93
2016-03-31 45.78 0.00 9.41
2015-12-31 46.43 0.00 10.53
2015-09-30 46.90 0.00 11.56
2015-06-30 47.32 0.00 13.05
2015-03-31 47.90 0.00 14.84
2014-12-31 48.26 0.00 16.57
2014-09-30 48.63 0.00 18.79
2014-06-30 48.71 0.00 20.27
2014-03-31 49.12 0.00 21.44
2013-12-31 49.46 0.00 23.21
2013-09-30 49.79 0.00 26.52
2013-06-30 50.27 0.00 29.83
2013-03-31 50.16 0.00 32.49
2012-12-31 50.01 0.00 33.52
2012-09-30 50.12 0.00 3.44
2012-06-30 50.37 0.00 5.18
2012-03-31 50.71 0.00 7.57
  • Western Copper and Gold has no debt.
  • Western Copper and Gold has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
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.

  • Western Copper and Gold has sufficient cash runway for 1.4 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Western Copper and Gold has sufficient cash runway for 1.4 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -13.4% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Western Copper and Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Western Copper and Gold dividends.
If you bought CA$2,000 of Western Copper and Gold shares you are expected to receive CA$0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Western Copper and Gold's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Western Copper and Gold's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
TSX:WRN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Canada Metals and Mining Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 28 Stocks 1.2%
Canada Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 330 Stocks 3.5%
Canada Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
Canada Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
Canada Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

TSX:WRN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in CA$) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Western Copper and Gold has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Western Copper and Gold's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Western Copper and Gold's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Western Copper and Gold 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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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Western Copper and Gold afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Western Copper and Gold's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Paul West-Sells
COMPENSATION CA$250,000
TENURE AS CEO 3.1 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Paul West-Sells, Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Casino Mining Corporation. Dr. West-Sells has been the Chief Executive Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation since February 1, 2016 and has been its President since March 2010. Dr. West-Sells has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has worked with BHP, Placer Dome and Barrick in a series of increasingly senior roles in Research and Development and Project Development. He led the advancement of Western Copper's Casino copper-gold-molybdenum through pre-feasibility engineering to permitting. Dr. West-Sells has worked for Western Copper and gold since 2006, where he has held a number of technical and executive positions. Dr. West-Sells served as Chief Operating Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation since March 2010 until February 1, 2016 and served as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development since November 11, 2008. Dr. West-Sells sits on the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board, the Board of the Yukon Mining Alliance and is also on the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining Governing Council. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering.

CEO Compensation
  • Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Paul's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Western Copper and Gold management team in years:

8.4
Average Tenure
67
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Western Copper and Gold management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Francis Corman

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
CA$100K
AGE
80

Paul West-Sells

TITLE
Chief Executive Officer and President
COMPENSATION
CA$250K
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Julien François

TITLE
VP of Finance
COMPENSATION
CA$175K
AGE
40
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Chris Donaldson

TITLE
Director of Corporate Development
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Julie Pelly

TITLE
Manager of Corporate Communications
TENURE
8.4 yrs

Jonathan Clegg

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Engineering
COMPENSATION
CA$81K

Jack McClintock

TITLE
Consulting Geologist
AGE
67
TENURE
8.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Western Copper and Gold board of directors in years:

12.8
Average Tenure
78.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Western Copper and Gold board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Francis Corman

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
CA$100K
AGE
80
TENURE
13.2 yrs

Klaus Zeitler

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$27K
AGE
79
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Bob Gayton

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
CA$32K
AGE
78
TENURE
1.7 yrs

David Williams

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$69K
AGE
74
TENURE
12.8 yrs

Archie Lang

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$24K
TENURE
4.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
03. Dec 18 Buy Paul West-Sells Individual 03. Dec 18 03. Dec 18 15,000 CA$0.67 CA$10,050
18. Jun 18 Sell Julien François Individual 12. Jun 18 12. Jun 18 -50,000 CA$1.26 CA$-63,000
07. Jun 18 Sell Klaus Zeitler Individual 04. Jun 18 06. Jun 18 -100,000 CA$1.27 CA$-124,388
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Management checks
We assess Western Copper and Gold's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Western Copper and Gold has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Need To Know: Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSE:WRN) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSE:WRN). … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Western Copper and Gold. … In total, Western Copper and Gold insiders sold more than they bought over the last year

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Why Western Copper and Gold Corporation's (TSE:WRN) CEO Salary Matters To You

Paul West-Sells is the CEO of Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSE:WRN), which has recently grown to a market capitalization of CA$112.50m. … Recognizing whether CEO incentives are aligned with shareholders is a crucial part of investing. … See our latest analysis for Western Copper and Gold

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Company Info

Description

Western Copper and Gold Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. The company explores for gold, silver, copper, and molybdenum deposits. It focuses on advancing Casino mineral property located in Yukon, Canada. The company was formerly known as Western Copper Corporation and changed its name to Western Copper and Gold Corporation in October 2011. Western Copper and Gold Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Details
Name: Western Copper and Gold Corporation
WRN
Exchange: TSX
Founded: 2006
CA$79,658,860
100,834,001
Website: http://www.westerncopperandgold.com
Address: Western Copper and Gold Corporation
1040 West Georgia Street,
15th Floor,
Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6E 4H1,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSX WRN Common Shares The Toronto Stock Exchange CA CAD 15. May 2006
AMEX WRN Common Shares NYSE MKT LLC US USD 15. May 2006
DB 31WN Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 15. May 2006
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
Western Copper and Gold employees.
Industry
Diversified Metals and Mining
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/21 00:06
End of day share price update: 2019/03/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/14
Last earnings filing: 2019/03/14
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.