TSXV:BEX

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Executive Summary

Benton Resources Inc., a development stage company, acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in Canada. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BEX's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

6.7%

BEX

2.5%

CA Metals and Mining

0.6%

CA Market


1 Year Return

255.6%

BEX

50.9%

CA Metals and Mining

-7.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: BEX exceeded the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 50.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BEX exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -7.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BEXIndustryMarket
7 Day6.7%2.5%0.6%
30 Day-13.5%3.1%-1.1%
90 Day60.0%26.9%6.6%
1 Year255.6%255.6%52.0%50.9%-4.2%-7.5%
3 Year146.2%146.2%62.4%59.1%10.0%-0.6%
5 Year255.6%255.6%185.7%177.1%42.3%20.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

4x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BEX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate BEX's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BEX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (24.8x).

PE vs Market: BEX is good value based on its PE Ratio (4x) compared to the Canadian market (16.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BEX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BEX is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Benton Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

22.0%

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 Benton 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 Benton Resources performed over the past 5 years?

38.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BEX has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BEX became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BEX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 38.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: BEX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: BEX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (56.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BEX's Return on Equity (28.1%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Benton Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BEX's short term assets (CA$2.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$341.2K).

Long Term Liabilities: BEX's short term assets (CA$2.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$189.4K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BEX is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BEX has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BEX has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: BEX has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BEX'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 BEX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

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


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

8.6yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Stephen Stares (49 yo)

no data

Tenure

CA$238,787

Compensation

Mr. Stephen A. Stares, also known as Steve, is a Co-Owner of Stares Contracting Corp. and Ontario Inc. Mr. Stares is a Co-Founder of Alset Energy Corp. He has been an Advisor of Canada Rare Earth Corporati ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Stephen's total compensation ($USD181.30K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD178.23K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Stephen Stares
Presidentno dataCA$238.79k5.19%
CA$ 788.2k
Timothy Froude
Director0.17yrno data0.011%
CA$ 1.6k
Michael Stares
Independent Director8.83yrsCA$11.27k2.17%
CA$ 329.7k
John Sullivan
Independent Director8.58yrsCA$5.64k0.032%
CA$ 4.8k
Thomas Sarvas
Director0.17yrno datano data

8.6yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BEX's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

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


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 12.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Benton Resources Inc.
  • Ticker: BEX
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 2011
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$15.190m
  • Shares outstanding: 94.94m
  • Website: https://www.bentonresources.ca

Location

  • Benton Resources Inc.
  • 684 Squier Street
  • Thunder Bay
  • Ontario
  • P7B 4A8
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BEXTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADAug 2012
BNTR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDAug 2012
BR0DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURAug 2012

Biography

Benton Resources Inc., a development stage company, acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in Canada. The company explores for gold, silver, copper, nickel, palladium, platinum group, and ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/19 05:46
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/06/30


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.