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Critical Elements

TSXV:CRE
Snowflake Description

Imperfect balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CRE
TSXV
CA$86M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CA
  3. Materials
Company description

Critical Elements Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mining properties in Canada. The last earnings update was 63 days ago. More info.


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  • Critical Elements has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
CRE Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-8.5%
TSXV:CRE
-2.1%
CA Metals and Mining
0.3%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
-48.1%
TSXV:CRE
-5.9%
CA Metals and Mining
0.7%
CA Market
CRE Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Critical Elements (CRE) -8.5% -12.9% -22.9% -48.1% 111.8% 237.5%
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
  • CRE underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -5.9% over the past year.
  • CRE underperformed the Market in Canada which returned 0.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CRE
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CRE Value

 Is Critical Elements 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 Critical Elements. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is CA$0.54.
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 Critical Elements's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Critical Elements's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSXV:CRE PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-11-30) in CAD CA$-0.04
TSXV:CRE Share Price ** TSXV (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$0.54
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 Critical Elements.

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

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

= 0.54 ÷ -0.04

-12.92x

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  • Critical Elements is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CA Metals and Mining industry average.
  • Critical Elements is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Critical Elements's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSXV:CRE PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -12.92x
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 0.7x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 253 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 Critical Elements, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Critical Elements's assets?
Raw Data
TSXV:CRE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-11-30) in CAD CA$0.13
TSXV:CRE Share Price * TSXV (2019-03-20) in CAD CA$0.54
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
TSXV:CRE PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 0.54 ÷ 0.13

4.04x

* Primary Listing of Critical Elements.

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

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

CRE Future Performance

 How is Critical Elements 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 Critical Elements 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 Critical Elements expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Critical Elements's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Critical Elements's earnings growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Critical Elements's revenue growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSXV:CRE 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
TSXV:CRE Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 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:CRE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
TSXV:CRE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-11-30 -4 -6
2018-08-31 -4 -6
2018-05-31 -3 -4
2018-02-28 -2 -3
2017-11-30 -3 -2
2017-08-31 -2 -4
2017-05-31 -4 -3
2017-02-28 -3 -2
2016-11-30 -2 -2
2016-08-31 -2 0
2016-05-31 -1 -1
2016-02-29 -1 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Critical Elements is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Critical Elements 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:CRE Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Critical Elements Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:CRE Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
TSXV:CRE Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2018-11-30 -0.04
2018-08-31 -0.04
2018-05-31 -0.02
2018-02-28 -0.02
2017-11-30 -0.01
2017-08-31 -0.03
2017-05-31 -0.02
2017-02-28 -0.02
2016-11-30 -0.01
2016-08-31 0.00
2016-05-31 -0.01
2016-02-29 -0.01

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

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of CRE’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. Critical Elements'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. Critical Elements'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 Critical Elements'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.
Critical Elements 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.

CRE Past Performance

  How has Critical Elements 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 Critical Elements'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.
  • Critical Elements does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Critical Elements's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Critical Elements's 1-year growth to the CA Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Critical Elements'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 Critical Elements Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSXV:CRE Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-11-30 -6.46 5.20
2018-08-31 -5.55 5.19
2018-05-31 -3.63 4.95
2018-02-28 -3.18 4.44
2017-11-30 -1.93 2.66
2017-08-31 -3.83 3.75
2017-05-31 -2.71 3.35
2017-02-28 -2.48 3.17
2016-11-30 -1.80 2.49
2016-08-31 -0.23 0.96
2016-05-31 -1.05 0.88
2016-02-29 -0.97 0.82
2015-11-30 -1.13 0.97
2015-08-31 -1.11 0.97
2015-05-31 -1.72 1.06
2015-02-28 -1.90 1.20
2014-11-30 -1.71 1.02
2014-08-31 -1.97 1.20
2014-05-31 -1.99 1.14
2014-02-28 -2.44 1.18
2013-11-30 -2.58 1.29
2013-08-31 -2.37 1.24
2013-05-31 -1.29 1.19
2013-02-28 -1.24 1.29
2012-11-30 -1.32 1.40
2012-08-31 -1.39 1.30
2012-05-31 -1.95 1.38

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

CRE Health

 How is Critical Elements'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 Critical Elements's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Critical Elements is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Critical Elements's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Critical Elements'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 covered by short term assets, assets are 1.4x 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 Critical Elements Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

TSXV:CRE Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-11-30 21.18 3.74 4.69
2018-08-31 21.85 3.69 4.67
2018-05-31 22.71 3.64 5.66
2018-02-28 17.23 3.60 0.94
2017-11-30 17.95 3.56 1.96
2017-08-31 17.81 3.51 2.72
2017-05-31 17.42 1.20 1.60
2017-02-28 17.48 1.19 4.16
2016-11-30 17.82 1.18 6.10
2016-08-31 17.84 0.00 5.69
2016-05-31 11.72 0.00 0.09
2016-02-29 11.93 0.00 0.07
2015-11-30 12.12 0.00 0.16
2015-08-31 12.34 0.00 0.26
2015-05-31 12.02 0.00 0.04
2015-02-28 12.21 0.00 0.15
2014-11-30 12.03 0.00 0.10
2014-08-31 12.16 0.00 0.09
2014-05-31 12.93 0.00 0.18
2014-02-28 13.28 0.00 0.23
2013-11-30 13.45 0.00 0.46
2013-08-31 13.62 0.00 0.56
2013-05-31 14.93 0.00 0.66
2013-02-28 15.18 0.00 0.39
2012-11-30 14.21 0.00 0.23
2012-08-31 14.01 0.00 0.71
2012-05-31 14.82 0.00 1.15
  • Critical Elements's level of debt (17.7%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 17.7% 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.

  • Critical Elements has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.
  • Critical Elements has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 47.9% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Critical Elements'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. Critical Elements has a total score of 2/6, 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.

CRE Dividends

 What is Critical Elements'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 Critical Elements dividends.
If you bought CA$2,000 of Critical Elements 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 Critical Elements's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Critical Elements'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:CRE 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 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.

TSXV:CRE Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in CA$) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts

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

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

CRE Management

 What is the CEO of Critical Elements'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
Jean-Sébastien Lavallée
COMPENSATION CA$1,969,156
AGE 41
TENURE AS CEO 8.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, P.Geo is Vice President Exploration and was its Executive Chairman at Quebec Precious Metals Corporation since May 4, 2017 . Mr. Lavallée served as Exploration manager of Canada Strategic Metals, Inc., since May 4, 2017. Mr. Lavallée has been the Chief Executive Officer of Critical Elements Corporation (formerly, First Gold Exploration, Inc.) since November 2010 and served as its President from November 2010 to January 1, 2017. Mr. Lavallée serves as Vice President and Project Manager of Consul-Teck Exploration Minière Inc. He serves as a Vice President of Consul-Teck Exploration Inc. Mr. Lavallée served as the Chief Executive Officer of Canada Strategic Metals, Inc. from November 5, 2012 May 5, 2017. He served as President of Canada Strategic Metals, Inc. Mr. Lavallée served as a Technical Advisor of Litewave Corp. Mr. Lavallée served as a Geologist for many companies, including Eloro Resources Ltd., Uracan Resources Ltd., Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., Noranda Minerals Inc., Champion Minerals Inc., Matamec Explorations Inc. and Atlanta Gold Inc., and was responsible for the planning and execution of many exploration programs in recent years. Mr. Lavallée has been active in mining exploration since 1994 and has acquired a solid experience in exploration project development. Mr. Lavallée has over 15 years of exploration experience in Canada and worked as a Consultant for numerous exploration companies through Consul-Teck Exploration Inc. Mr. Lavallée has been Chairman of Critical Elements Corporation since November 2016. He has been a Director of First Gold Exploration, Inc., since October 29, 2009, Critical Elements Corporation since October 29, 2009 and Canada Rare Earths Inc. since April 19, 2012. He has been a Director of Quebec Precious Metals Corporation since November 5, 2012.

CEO Compensation
  • Jean-Sébastien's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Jean-Sébastien's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Critical Elements management team in years:

5.3
Average Tenure
  • The average tenure for the Critical Elements management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
CA$2M
AGE
41
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Steffen Haber

TITLE
President & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$584K
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Nathalie Laurin

TITLE
Secretary & CFO
COMPENSATION
CA$337K
AGE
49
TENURE
8.9 yrs

Marcus Brune

TITLE
VP of Finance & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$129K
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Mark Baggio

TITLE
Consultant
COMPENSATION
CA$82K
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure of the Critical Elements board of directors in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Critical Elements board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée

TITLE
Chairman & CEO
COMPENSATION
CA$2M
AGE
41
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Steffen Haber

TITLE
President & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$584K
TENURE
1.9 yrs

Marcus Brune

TITLE
VP of Finance & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$129K
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Marc Simpson

TITLE
Director
TENURE
6 yrs

Jean-Raymond Lavallée

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$1M
TENURE
6 yrs

Richard Saint-Jean

TITLE
Director
TENURE
6 yrs

Matthew Starnes

TITLE
Director
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Chuck Main

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
AGE
61
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Critical Elements insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
20. Feb 19 Buy Consul-Teck Exploration Minière Inc. Company 19. Feb 19 19. Feb 19 50,000 CA$0.65 CA$32,500
20. Feb 19 Buy Jean-Sébastien Lavallée Individual 19. Feb 19 19. Feb 19 15,000 CA$0.66 CA$9,900
07. Dec 18 Buy Charles Main Individual 26. Nov 18 26. Nov 18 10,000 CA$0.96 CA$9,600
26. Nov 18 Buy Charles Main Individual 22. Nov 18 22. Nov 18 40,000 CA$0.97 CA$38,600
13. Aug 18 Buy Steffen Haber Individual 07. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 20,000 CA$0.75 CA$14,827
13. Aug 18 Buy Jean-Sébastien Lavallée Individual 10. Aug 18 10. Aug 18 24,500 CA$0.75 CA$18,375
13. Aug 18 Buy Marcus Brune Individual 07. Aug 18 09. Aug 18 30,000 CA$0.77 CA$22,594
15. Aug 18 Buy Marcus Brune Individual 10. Aug 18 13. Aug 18 20,000 CA$0.82 CA$15,714
08. Aug 18 Buy Consul-Teck Exploration Minière Inc. Company 08. Aug 18 08. Aug 18 50,000 CA$0.72 CA$35,950
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Management checks
We assess Critical Elements'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. Critical Elements 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.

CRE News

Simply Wall St News

Is Critical Elements Corporation's (CVE:CRE) Balance Sheet A Threat To Its Future?

Critical Elements Corporation (CVE:CRE) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of CA$111m. … 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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Who Are The Largest Shareholders In Critical Elements Corporation (CVE:CRE)?

In this analysis, my focus will be on developing a perspective on Critical Elements Corporation’s (CVE:CRE) latest ownership structure, a less discussed, but important factor. … The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. … The effect of an active institutional investor with a similar ownership as a passive pension-fund can be vastly different on a company's corporate governance and accountability to shareholders.

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Are Critical Elements Corporation's (CVE:CRE) Interest Costs Too High?

While small-cap stocks, such as Critical Elements Corporation (CVE:CRE) with its market cap of CA$157.03m, 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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Who Are The Largest Shareholders In Critical Elements Corporation (TSXV:CRE)?

Insider Ownership Insiders form another group of important ownership types as they manage the company's operations and decide the best use of capital. … TSXV:CRE Insider_trading Dec 5th 17 General Public Ownership A big stake of 81.09% in CRE is held by the general public. … Private Company Ownership Another important group of owners for potential investors in CRE are private companies that hold a stake of 0.21% in CRE.

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What Investors Should Know About Critical Elements Corporation's (TSXV:CRE) Financial Strength

See our latest analysis for CRE Does CRE generate an acceptable amount of cash through operations? … We should examine if the company's cash and short-term investment levels match its current liabilities. … You should continue your analysis by taking a look at CRE's past performance analysis on our free platform to figure out CRE's financial health position.

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CRE Company Info

Description

Critical Elements Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mining properties in Canada. The company explores for copper, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, lead, lithium, niobium, tantalum, and platinum group and rare earth elements. Its flagship project is the Rose Lithium-Tantalum property that consists of 473 claims covering a total area of 246.55 square kilometers located in the Eastmain greenstone belt. The company was formerly known as First Gold Exploration Inc. and changed its name to Critical Elements Corporation in February 2011. Critical Elements Corporation is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Details
Name: Critical Elements Corporation
CRE
Exchange: TSXV
Founded:
CA$85,659,318
158,628,368
Website: http://www.cecorp.ca
Address: Critical Elements Corporation
1080, Cote du Beaver Hall,
Suite 2101,
Montreal,
Quebec, H2Z 1S8,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSXV CRE Common Shares TSX Venture Exchange CA CAD 22. Feb 2007
OTCPK CREC.F Common Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 22. Feb 2007
DB F12 Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 22. Feb 2007
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
0
Critical Elements employees.
Industry
Diversified Metals and Mining
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/21 00:11
End of day share price update: 2019/03/20 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2017/11/22
Last earnings filing: 2019/01/17
Last earnings reported: 2018/11/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/08/31


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.