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Playfair Mining TSXV:PLY Stock Report

Last Price


Market Cap







30 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
PLY fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6

PLY Stock Overview

Playfair Mining Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties.

Playfair Mining Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Playfair Mining
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$0.065
52 Week HighCA$0.20
52 Week LowCA$0.06
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change-13.33%
1 Year Change-67.50%
3 Year Change44.44%
5 Year Change8.33%
Change since IPO-99.71%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

PLYCA Metals and MiningCA Market

Return vs Industry: PLY underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned -10.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PLY underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -6.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is PLY's price volatile compared to industry and market?
PLY volatility
PLY Average Weekly Movementn/a
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement11.7%
Market Average Movement9.9%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market18.1%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market3.8%

Stable Share Price: Insufficient data to determine PLY's volatility over the past 3 months.

Volatility Over Time: Insufficient data to determine PLY's volatility change over the past year.

About the Company

1988n/aDon Moore

Playfair Mining Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. It explores for gold, copper, cobalt, molybdenum, and nickel. The company holds a 100% interest in the Grey River Tungsten property that consisting of nine mineral claims covering an area of 1,750 hectares located in southern Newfoundland, Canada; and holds a 100% interest in the Granite Lake Molybdenum located in central Newfoundland, Canada.

Playfair Mining Fundamentals Summary

How do Playfair Mining's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
PLY fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$7.64m
Earnings (TTM)-CA$1.56m
Revenue (TTM)n/a


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
PLY income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$0
Gross ProfitCA$0
Other ExpensesCA$1.56m

Last Reported Earnings

May 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-0.013
Gross Margin0.00%
Net Profit Margin0.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did PLY perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is PLY undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Book vs Peers

  • Price-To-Book vs Industry

  • Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for PLY?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

PLY key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-5x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Book Ratio vs Peers

How does PLY's PB Ratio compare to its peers?

PLY PB Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PB ratio for PLY vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPBEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average10.6x
CMT Cullinan Metals
QZM Quartz Mountain Resources
PM Pampa Metals
ROX Canstar Resources
PLY Playfair Mining

Price-To-Book vs Peers: PLY is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (3x) compared to the peer average (10.6x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does PLY's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the CA Metals and Mining Industry?

Price-To-Book vs Industry: PLY is expensive based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (3x) compared to the Canadian Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x)

Price to Book Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is PLY's PB Ratio compared to its Fair PB Ratio? This is the expected PB Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

PLY PB Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PB Ratio3x
Fair PB Ration/a

Price-To-Book vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PLY's Price-To-Book Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of PLY when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PLY's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PLY's fair value for valuation analysis.

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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 Playfair Mining 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.

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  • Examine Playfair Mining's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • Playfair Mining competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Playfair Mining performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PLY is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: PLY is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PLY is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 29.1% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: PLY is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-7.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: PLY has a negative Return on Equity (-61.04%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Playfair Mining's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PLY's short term assets (CA$240.4K) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$185.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: PLY has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PLY is debt free.

Reducing Debt: PLY 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: PLY has sufficient cash runway for 2 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.

Forecast Cash Runway: PLY is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 2 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.

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What is Playfair Mining current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Playfair Mining Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Playfair Mining dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Playfair Mining)n/a
Market Bottom 25% (CA)2.0%
Market Top 25% (CA)6.1%
Industry Average (Metals and Mining)2.6%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Playfair Mining)n/a

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLY'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 PLY's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PLY's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as PLY has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


Don Moore (76 yo)



Mr. Donald G. Moore, also known as Don, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Playfair Mining Ltd and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Moore has been an Independent Consultant to junior mining c...

Board Members

Experienced Board: PLY's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 25.2 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: PLY insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

TSXV:PLY Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
10 Aug 22BuyCA$6,200Alan BrimacombeIndividual75,000CA$0.085
07 Jul 22BuyCA$5,100Alan BrimacombeIndividual65,000CA$0.08
17 Jun 22BuyCA$150,000Alan BrimacombeIndividual2,000,000CA$0.075
24 Nov 21BuyCA$2,250FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany25,000CA$0.09
15 Nov 21BuyCA$5,500FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany50,000CA$0.11
10 Nov 21BuyCA$20,000Donald MooreIndividual200,000CA$0.10
10 Nov 21BuyCA$10,000FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany100,000CA$0.10
02 Nov 21BuyCA$7,000FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany50,000CA$0.14
29 Oct 21BuyCA$3,875FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany25,000CA$0.15
18 Oct 21BuyCA$36,000FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany200,000CA$0.18
13 Oct 21BuyCA$9,250FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany50,000CA$0.18
08 Oct 21BuyCA$4,750FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany25,000CA$0.19
07 Oct 21BuyCA$17,000FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany100,000CA$0.17
06 Oct 21BuyCA$22,500FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany125,000CA$0.18
04 Oct 21BuyCA$19,500FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KGCompany100,000CA$0.20

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of PLY?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Private Companies14,250,00012.1%
Individual Insiders30,207,64525.7%
General Public73,039,51562.2%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 10.5%.

Top Shareholders

Top 6 shareholders own 37.84% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Alan Brimacombe
23,400,000CA$1.5m0.6%no data
FruchtExpress Grabher GmbH & Co KG
14,250,000CA$926.3k0%no data
Donald Moore
3,841,740CA$249.7k0%no data
D. Briggs
1,411,060CA$91.7k0%no data
Gregory Davison
1,132,000CA$73.6k0%no data
Wai-Hung Ho
422,845CA$27.5k0%no data

Company Information

Playfair Mining Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Playfair Mining Ltd.
  • Ticker: PLY
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1988
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$7.637m
  • Shares outstanding: 117.50m
  • Website:


  • Playfair Mining Ltd.
  • 470 Granville Street
  • Suite 224
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 1V5
  • Canada


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PLYTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADNov 1992
P1J1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURNov 1992
PLYF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDNov 1992

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/30 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/02/28

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.