TSXV:LA

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Los Andes Copper

Executive Summary

Los Andes Copper Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores, and develops copper deposits in Canada and Chile.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Los Andes Copper's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

n/a

LA

4.7%

CA Metals and Mining

0.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

70.0%

LA

4.8%

CA Metals and Mining

4.6%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: LA exceeded the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 4.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LA exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 4.6% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LAIndustryMarket
7 Dayn/a4.7%0.2%
30 Day-17.1%5.2%0.5%
90 Day-4.2%13.4%4.0%
1 Year70.0%70.0%5.5%4.8%7.9%4.6%
3 Year83.8%83.8%-2.8%-4.4%17.8%7.2%
5 Year88.9%88.9%25.5%21.8%33.7%14.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Los Andes Copper's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Los Andes Copper undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.11x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: LA 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 LA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

How is Los Andes Copper forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

14.1%

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 Los Andes Copper 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 Los Andes Copper performed over the past 5 years?

4.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LA is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LA has a negative Return on Equity (-0.93%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Los Andes Copper's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LA's short term assets (CA$1.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$842.4K).

Long Term Liabilities: LA's short term assets (CA$1.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$8.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LA is debt free.

Reducing Debt: LA has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.8%.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: LA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if LA's debt is covered by short term assets.


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: LA has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: LA has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -36.7% each year


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Dividend

What is Los Andes Copper's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LA'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 LA'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?

8.8yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Antony Amberg 0

4.8yrs

Tenure

CA$231,011

Compensation

Mr. Antony J. Amberg has been the Chief Executive Officer at Los Andes Copper Ltd. since May 13, 2015 and serves as its Chief Geologist and serves as its President from May 13, 2015. He began his career in ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Antony's total compensation ($USD174.83K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD154.65K).

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


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Fernando Porcile Valenzuela
Executive Chairman0.8yrsno datano data
Francis O'Kelly Bowskill
Independent Director12.8yrsCA$5.50k0.026% CA$23.7k
Eduardo Covarrubias
Director9.2yrsCA$230.72kno data
Gonzalo Swett Delaveau
Independent Director9.2yrsCA$5.00k0.33% CA$309.2k
Francisco Covarrubias
Director8.4yrsCA$5.50k0.026% CA$23.7k
Paul Miquel
Director6.8yrsCA$5.00k0.28% CA$259.4k

8.8yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: LA's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: LA 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 7%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Los Andes Copper Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Los Andes Copper Ltd.
  • Ticker: LA
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$92.364m
  • Shares outstanding: 271.66m
  • Website: https://www.losandescopper.com

Location

  • Los Andes Copper Ltd.
  • Marine Building
  • Suite 1260
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 2G8
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LATSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1988
LSAN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1988
LASNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesCLUSDSep 1988

Biography

Los Andes Copper Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores, and develops copper deposits in Canada and Chile. It operates through Mineral Exploration and Hydroelectric Project segments. The company holds 100% interest in the Vizcachitas copper, molybdenum, and silver porphyry project located to the north of Santiago, Region V, Chile. It is also involved in the development of a run-of-river hydroelectric power generation facility on the Rocin River. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 01:22
End of Day Share Price2020/02/20 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/09/30


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.