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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. More Details

Rewards

Earnings have grown 13.9% per year over the past 5 years

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for LA from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent 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 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: LA's weekly volatility has decreased from 16% to 8% over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.0%

LA

5.0%

CA Metals and Mining

0.04%

CA Market


1 Year Return

90.9%

LA

40.9%

CA Metals and Mining

1.3%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: LA exceeded the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 40.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LA exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 1.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LAIndustryMarket
7 Day5.0%5.0%0.04%
30 Day23.5%-3.1%10.9%
90 Day80.0%-8.1%7.2%
1 Year90.9%90.9%42.1%40.9%5.0%1.3%
3 Year93.8%93.8%52.5%49.2%13.5%2.4%
5 Year641.2%641.2%150.6%143.0%54.2%30.5%

Long-Term 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?

2.15x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: LA (CA$6.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value (CA$1.02)

Significantly Below Fair Value: LA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the CA 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 (2.2x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (2.7x).


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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?

28.2%

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?

13.9%

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 13.9% 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 (93.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LA has a negative Return on Equity (-1.6%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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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$8.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$1.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: LA's short term assets (CA$8.4M) 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 had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet


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: Whilst unprofitable LA has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: LA is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 18.1% per year.


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Dividend

What is Los Andes Copper 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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LA'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 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?

4.7yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Antony Amberg

5.58yrs

Tenure

CA$238,901

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 ($USD185.52K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD166.09K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Antony's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Fernando Porcile Valenzuela
Executive Chairman1.58yrsCA$57.15kno data
Antony Amberg
President5.58yrsCA$238.90kno data
Harpreet Nijjar
Chief Financial Officer0.83yrno datano data
Juan Benabarre
Head of Hydro Electric Project Developmentno datano datano data
Pedro Loch
Controllerno datano datano data
Gonzalo Saldias
Geologist Consultant4.67yrsno datano data

4.7yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: LA's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Fernando Porcile Valenzuela
Executive Chairman1.58yrsCA$57.15kno data
Francis O'Kelly Bowskill
Independent Director13.58yrsCA$23.46k0.026%
CA$ 47.1k
Eduardo Covarrubias
Director10yrsCA$238.81kno data
Francisco Covarrubias
Director9.25yrsCA$6.00k0.026%
CA$ 47.1k
Paul Miquel
Independent Director7.58yrsCA$5.00k0.28%
CA$ 514.9k

9.3yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: LA's board of directors are considered experienced (9.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


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$183.369m
  • Shares outstanding: 27.17m
  • Website: https://www.losandescopper.com

Location

  • Los Andes Copper Ltd.
  • 580 Hornby Street
  • Suite 880
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 3B6
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LATSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1988
LSAN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1988
L41ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 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 Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/03 23:08
End of Day Share Price2020/12/03 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
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.