Western Copper and Gold Corporation, an exploration stage company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada. More Details
Adequate balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Western Copper and Gold's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WRN is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WRN's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
CA Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
CA Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: WRN exceeded the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 40.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WRN exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 1.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Western Copper and Gold's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StWestern Copper and Gold (TSE:WRN) Is In A Strong Position To Grow Its Business
6 months ago | Simply Wall StShould You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSE:WRN)?
8 months ago | Simply Wall StDo Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSE:WRN)?
Is Western Copper and Gold 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 WRN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate WRN's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WRN is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: WRN 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 WRN's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WRN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (2.7x).
How is Western Copper and Gold forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 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 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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- 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.
- Western Copper and Gold competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.
How has Western Copper and Gold performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WRN is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WRN is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WRN is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 0.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WRN's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WRN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (93.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WRN has a negative Return on Equity (-3.84%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Western Copper and Gold's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WRN's short term assets (CA$3.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$1.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: WRN has no long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WRN is debt free.
Reducing Debt: WRN has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: WRN has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if WRN has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Western Copper and Gold current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WRN's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WRN's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WRN's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WRN's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WRN's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dr. Paul West-Sells, Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at Casino Mining Corporation. Dr. West-Sells has been the Chief Executive Officer of Western Copper and Gold Corporation since Feb...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD244.34K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD577.72K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman||14.67yrs||CA$155.20k||4.73% |
|Chief Executive Officer and President||4.83yrs||CA$314.65k||0.41% |
|Chief Financial Officer||1.58yrs||CA$136.70k||0.057% |
|Vice President of Engineering||10.42yrs||CA$247.95k||0.53% |
|Manager of Corporate Communications||10.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Engineering||no data||CA$80.68k||no data|
|Corporate Secretary||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WRN's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman||14.67yrs||CA$155.20k||4.73% |
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||CA$93.30k||0.041% |
|Independent Director||14.58yrs||CA$50.00k||0.072% |
|Director||0.50yr||no data||3.69% |
|Independent Director||1.67yrs||CA$91.70k||0.020% |
|Director||0.083yr||no data||0.011% |
Experienced Board: WRN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.7 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: WRN insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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 26%.
Western Copper and Gold Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Western Copper and Gold Corporation
- Ticker: WRN
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 2006
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$224.968m
- Shares outstanding: 135.52m
- Website: https://www.westerncopperandgold.com
Number of Employees
- Western Copper and Gold Corporation
- 1040 West Georgia Street
- 15th Floor
- British Columbia
- V6E 4H1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WRN||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||May 2006|
|31WN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||May 2006|
|WRN||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||May 2006|
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, copper, and molybdenum deposits...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/03 23:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/03 00:00|
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