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CROPS

TSXV:COPS
Snowflake Description

Worrying balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

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

CROPS Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in Peru. The last earnings update was 139 days ago. More info.


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  • CROPS has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
COPS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0%
TSXV:COPS
0.1%
CA Metals and Mining
0.7%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
-62.5%
TSXV:COPS
-7.9%
CA Metals and Mining
-0.1%
CA Market
COPS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
CROPS (COPS) 0% 0% -14.3% -62.5% -88.5% -97.5%
CA Metals and Mining 0.1% 1.5% 10.1% -7.9% 5.7% -23.5%
CA Market 0.7% 1.6% 11.5% -0.1% 15.4% 5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • COPS underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -7.9% over the past year.
  • COPS underperformed the Market in Canada which returned -0.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility
COPS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

COPS Value

 Is CROPS 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 CROPS. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is CA$0.03.
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 CROPS's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are CROPS's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSXV:COPS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-08-31) in CAD CA$-0.04
TSXV:COPS Share Price ** TSXV (2019-03-18) in CAD CA$0.03
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 115 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 13.41x
Canada Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 542 Publicly-Listed Companies 14.84x

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

** Primary Listing of CROPS.

TSXV:COPS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSXV:COPS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CAD)

= 0.03 ÷ -0.04

-0.69x

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

  • CROPS is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
  • CROPS is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does CROPS's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSXV:COPS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.69x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 35 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 0.69x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 251 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.2x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for CROPS, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on CROPS's assets?
Raw Data
TSXV:COPS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-08-31) in CAD CA$0.01
TSXV:COPS Share Price * TSXV (2019-03-18) in CAD CA$0.03
Canada Metals and Mining Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,081 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 1.45x
Canada Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,348 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.57x
TSXV:COPS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSXV:COPS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CAD)

= 0.03 ÷ 0.01

5.49x

* Primary Listing of CROPS.

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

  • CROPS is overvalued based on assets compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
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Value checks
We assess CROPS'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. CROPS 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.

COPS Future Performance

 How is CROPS expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 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 CROPS 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
33.7%
Expected Metals and Mining industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is CROPS expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare CROPS's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare CROPS's earnings growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare CROPS's revenue growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSXV:COPS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Canada Metals and Mining Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 33.7%
Canada Metals and Mining Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.9%
Canada Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.9%
Canada Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 6.8%

*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
TSXV:COPS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CAD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
TSXV:COPS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-08-31 0 -2 -3
2018-05-31 0 -2 -2
2018-02-28 1 -3 -2
2017-11-30 1 -3 -2
2017-08-31 0 -4 -3
2017-05-31 0 -4 -3
2017-02-28 0 -2 -3
2016-11-30 -3 -4
2016-08-31 -3 -4
2016-05-31 -5 -5
2016-02-29 -6 -7
2015-11-30 -5 -7

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if CROPS is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if CROPS 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
TSXV:COPS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from CROPS Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:COPS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2018-08-31 -0.04
2018-05-31 -0.04
2018-02-28 -0.04
2017-11-30 -0.04
2017-08-31 -0.07
2017-05-31 -0.09
2017-02-28 -0.10
2016-11-30 -0.12
2016-08-31 -0.15
2016-05-31 -0.20
2016-02-29 -0.29
2015-11-30 -0.32

*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 CROPS will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of COPS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. CROPS'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. CROPS'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 CROPS'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.
CROPS 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.

COPS Past Performance

  How has CROPS 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 CROPS'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.
  • CROPS does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare CROPS's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare CROPS's 1-year growth to the CA Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
CROPS'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 CROPS Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:COPS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-08-31 0.41 -2.56 1.12
2018-05-31 0.48 -2.28 1.22
2018-02-28 0.58 -2.26 1.28
2017-11-30 0.67 -1.92 1.32
2017-08-31 0.38 -2.93 1.35
2017-05-31 0.19 -3.31 1.81
2017-02-28 0.10 -3.10 1.91
2016-11-30 -3.78 2.23
2016-08-31 -4.21 3.30
2016-05-31 -5.47 3.66
2016-02-29 -7.13 4.82
2015-11-30 -7.17 5.13
2015-08-31 -5.62 4.42
2015-05-31 -5.05 4.33
2015-02-28 -4.52 4.12
2014-11-30 -4.71 4.16
2014-08-31 -4.32 3.78
2014-05-31 -3.92 3.41
2014-02-28 -3.36 2.84
2013-11-30 -1.72 1.65
2013-08-31 -3.67 3.21
2013-05-31 -4.02 3.59
2013-02-28 -0.24 3.58
2012-11-30 -0.14 3.48
2012-08-31 0.21 3.24
2012-05-31 0.77 2.76

*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 CROPS has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if CROPS 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 CROPS 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 CROPS'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.
CROPS 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.

COPS Health

 How is CROPS'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 CROPS's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • CROPS is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • CROPS's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of CROPS'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.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.3x debt.
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 CROPS Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

TSXV:COPS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-08-31 2.86 3.99 0.12
2018-05-31 3.27 3.86 0.06
2018-02-28 3.87 3.74 0.59
2017-11-30 4.43 3.70 1.19
2017-08-31 5.42 3.72 1.54
2017-05-31 5.63 3.95 2.28
2017-02-28 2.47 4.47 1.02
2016-11-30 1.41 4.46 0.20
2016-08-31 3.06 4.26 0.62
2016-05-31 2.92 4.47 0.78
2016-02-29 2.96 4.54 0.82
2015-11-30 3.77 4.39 2.14
2015-08-31 3.65 4.26 0.70
2015-05-31 4.35 5.78 3.45
2015-02-28 1.21 0.00 0.08
2014-11-30 2.11 0.00 0.64
2014-08-31 3.43 0.00 1.76
2014-05-31 1.40 0.00 0.50
2014-02-28 1.36 0.00 0.45
2013-11-30 1.85 0.00 1.31
2013-08-31 0.90 0.00 0.23
2013-05-31 1.71 0.00 0.93
2013-02-28 2.71 0.00 1.78
2012-11-30 3.52 0.00 2.88
2012-08-31 4.54 0.00 3.96
2012-05-31 3.97 0.00 3.65
  • CROPS's level of debt (139.4%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 139.4% today).
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.

  • CROPS has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • CROPS has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -22.5% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess CROPS'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. CROPS has a total score of 1/6, 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.

COPS Dividends

 What is CROPS'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 CROPS dividends.
If you bought CA$2,000 of CROPS 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 CROPS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate CROPS'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
TSXV:COPS 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 0 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 331 Stocks 3.6%
Canada Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
Canada Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.1%
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.

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as CROPS has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if CROPS's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of CROPS's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CROPS 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 CROPS'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 CROPS afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. CROPS 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.

COPS Management

 What is the CEO of CROPS'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
Simon T. Ridgway
COMPENSATION CA$42,000
AGE 69
TENURE AS CEO 9.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Simon T. P. Ridgway is Founder of Radius Gold Inc. and Volcanic Gold Mines Inc. He has served as an Executive Chairman at Volcanic Gold Mines Inc. since August 29, 2017. Mr. Ridgway has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Radius Gold Inc. since 2007 and December 13, 2012 respectively. He has been the Executive Chairman of Executive Chairman since August 29, 2017. He is a Co-Founder of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (formerly, Fortuna Ventures Inc.) and has been its Chairman since March 2006. He is a Co-Founder of the Gold Group. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rackla Metals Inc. since September 20, 2011 and serves as its President. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CROPS Inc.(formerly, Focus Ventures Ltd.) since November 2009. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Medgold Resources Corp. He serves as the President of Pillar Resources Inc. and Balaclava Mines Inc. He is a well known financier with over 20 years of mining and exploration experience worldwide. He has been involved in the mining industry for fifteen years. He is accomplished mine developer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He served as the Chairman and President of Cordoba Minerals Corp. from August 18, 2011 to March 2014 and from January 17, 2014 to March 2014 respectively and served as its Chief Executive Officer from April 11, 2012 to March 2014. Mr. Ridgway served as the President of Radius Gold from August 1999 to December 8, 2011. During the 1990s, he led the discovery and development of two gold deposits in Honduras and Guatemala, both of which were subsequently sold and put into production GoldCorp. He served as a Consultant of Silver Quest Resources Ltd. He served for 18 years in exploration. He served as the President of Pilagold Inc., since August 27, 1996. He served as the President of Mar-West Resources Ltd. He has been the Chairman of Radius Gold since December 8, 2011. He served as the Chairman of Emerick Resources Corp. and also served as its Director since October 28, 2008. Mr. Ridgway served as the Chairman of Northland Resources SE (formerly, Northland Resources S.A) until February 13, 2009. He has been a Director of Medgold Resources Corp. since October 28, 2008. He has been a Non-Executive Director at Focus Ventures Ltd., since November 5, 1996, Southern Rio Resources Ltd. and Radius Gold Inc., since July 1, 2004. He serves as a Non-Independent Director of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. since January 25, 2005. He has been a Director of Rackla Metals Inc. since September 20, 2011. He serves as a Director of Pillar Resources Inc. and Balaclava Mines Inc. He served as Director of Cordoba Minerals Corp. since August 18, 2011. He served as Member of Board of Advisors of Western Pacific Resources Corp. He served as a Director of Pilagold Inc. since August 27, 1996. He served as Independent Director of Niogold Mining Corp. since June 27, 2013 and served as its Director since October 19, 2010. He served as Member of the Advisory Board at Niogold Mining Corp. He served as a Director of Mena Resources Inc., since March 27, 2006 and Northland Resources S.A. from May 26, 2003 to February 13, 2009.

CEO Compensation
  • Simon T.'s compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Simon T.'s remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the CROPS management team in years:

6.5
Average Tenure
62
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the CROPS management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Simon T. Ridgway

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
CA$42K
AGE
69
TENURE
9.4 yrs

Gordon Tainton

TITLE
President & Director
AGE
62
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Kevin Bales

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
CA$37K
AGE
51
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Bert Quin

TITLE
Consultant
TENURE
3.6 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the CROPS board of directors in years:

9.8
Average Tenure
59.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the CROPS board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Simon T. Ridgway

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
CA$42K
AGE
69
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Gordon Tainton

TITLE
President & Director
AGE
62
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Tim Osler

TITLE
Director
AGE
66
TENURE
23.8 yrs

Mario Szotlender

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
57
TENURE
23.8 yrs

David Cass

TITLE
Non-Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$134K
AGE
52
TENURE
10.3 yrs

Ralph Rushton

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$67K
AGE
55
TENURE
9.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by CROPS insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
21. Jan 19 Buy Gordon Tainton Individual 17. Jan 19 17. Jan 19 600,000 CA$0.05 CA$30,000
21. Jan 19 Buy Mario Szotlender Individual 17. Jan 19 17. Jan 19 1,900,000 CA$0.05 CA$95,001
21. Jan 19 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 17. Jan 19 17. Jan 19 2,000,000 CA$0.05 CA$100,001
10. Dec 18 Buy Mario Szotlender Individual 07. Dec 18 07. Dec 18 200,000 CA$0.04 CA$7,000
10. Dec 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 07. Dec 18 07. Dec 18 79,000 CA$0.03 CA$2,370
03. Dec 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 30. Nov 18 30. Nov 18 117,000 CA$0.04 CA$4,095
20. Aug 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 16. Aug 18 16. Aug 18 1,000 CA$0.03 CA$30
16. Aug 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 15. Aug 18 15. Aug 18 6,000 CA$0.03 CA$180
13. Aug 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 09. Aug 18 09. Aug 18 93,000 CA$0.03 CA$2,790
27. Jun 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 26. Jun 18 26. Jun 18 17,000 CA$0.05 CA$850
25. Jun 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 22. Jun 18 22. Jun 18 3,000 CA$0.05 CA$150
01. May 18 Buy Simon T. Ridgway Individual 30. Apr 18 30. Apr 18 10,000 CA$0.08 CA$800
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Management checks
We assess CROPS'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. CROPS 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.

COPS News

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Is CROPS Inc's (CVE:COPS) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

CROPS Inc (CVE:COPS) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of CA$2.05m. … While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health.

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Is CROPS Inc (CVE:COPS) A Financially Sound Company?

While small-cap stocks, such as CROPS Inc (CVE:COPS) with its market cap of CA$2.94m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn.

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COPS Company Info

Description

CROPS Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in Peru. The company primarily holds an interest in the Bayovar 12 phosphate project covering approximately 12,575 hectares in the Sechura district of northern Peru. It also explores for precious metals. The company was formerly known as Focus Ventures Ltd. and changed its name to CROPS Inc. in April 2018. CROPS Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Details
Name: CROPS Inc.
COPS
Exchange: TSXV
Founded:
CA$2,096,718
69,890,620
Website: http://www.crop2o5.com
Address: CROPS Inc.
200 Burrard Street,
Suite 650,
Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6C 3L6,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSXV COPS Common Shares TSX Venture Exchange CA CAD 11. Sep 1996
DB 8FV Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 11. Sep 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
CROPS employees.
Industry
Diversified Metals and Mining
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/18 23:36
End of day share price update: 2019/03/18 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2018/10/30
Last earnings reported: 2018/08/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/11/30


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.