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Newport Exploration

Executive Summary

Newport Exploration Ltd., a natural resource company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of resource properties. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

How has Newport Exploration's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




CA Metals and Mining


CA Market

1 Year Return




CA Metals and Mining


CA Market

Return vs Industry: NWX underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 40.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NWX exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -8.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.5%-6.3%-4.5%
30 Day-2.5%-6.4%-3.8%
90 Day6.8%-10.3%-3.3%
1 Year43.5%32.2%41.4%40.3%-5.5%-8.8%
3 Year121.8%44.4%45.6%42.7%0.5%-9.2%
5 Year345.8%66.0%138.3%131.2%28.7%8.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Newport Exploration undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NWX (CA$0.39) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$1.79)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NWX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NWX is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (19.5x).

PE vs Market: NWX is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the Canadian market (15.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NWX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (2.7x).

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Future Growth

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


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 Newport Exploration 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 Newport Exploration performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NWX has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: Insufficient data to determine if NWX's profit margins have improved over the past year.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NWX's earnings have grown significantly by 35% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: NWX's earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) is below its 5-year average (35% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: NWX earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) underperformed the Metals and Mining industry 48.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: NWX's Return on Equity (70.3%) is considered outstanding.

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Financial Health

How is Newport Exploration's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NWX's short term assets (CA$8.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$211.9K).

Long Term Liabilities: NWX has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NWX is debt free.

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

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

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Newport Exploration current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NWX's dividend (10.26%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (1.72%).

High Dividend: NWX's dividend (10.26%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Canadian market (6.1%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether NWX's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if NWX's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.2%), NWX's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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


Average board tenure


Ian Rozier (69 yo)

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Mr. Ian Terry Rozier, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., P.Eng., has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Grosvenor Resource Corporation since February 2017. Mr. Rozier has been the President and ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ian's total compensation ($USD378.60K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD171.75K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ian's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Board Members

Ian Rozier
Presidentno dataCA$504.00k19.72%
CA$ 8.0m
Barbara Dunfield
CFO & Director25.83yrsCA$348.00k4.98%
CA$ 2.0m
James Robertson
Independent Director2.83yrsCA$40.00k0.79%
CA$ 319.8k
John Roberts
Independent Director12.33yrsCA$40.00k1.77%
CA$ 721.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: NWX's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 18.5 years average tenure).


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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Newport Exploration Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Newport Exploration Ltd.
  • Ticker: NWX
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1979
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$40.728m
  • Shares outstanding: 104.43m
  • Website: https://www.newport-exploration.com


  • Newport Exploration Ltd.
  • 2168 Marine Drive
  • Suite 202
  • West Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V7V 1K3
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NWXTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1982
NWXP.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1982
1XXBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1982


Newport Exploration Ltd., a natural resource company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of resource properties. The company holds a 100% interest in the Chu Chua copper-gold project located to the ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/28 23:34
End of Day Share Price2020/10/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/07/31

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.