TSXV:PLY

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Playfair Mining's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

14.3%

PLY

-6.0%

CA Metals and Mining

-6.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

33.3%

PLY

2.2%

CA Metals and Mining

-2.0%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: PLY exceeded the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 2.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PLY exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -2% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PLYIndustryMarket
7 Day14.3%-6.0%-6.2%
30 Day14.3%-1.0%-5.0%
90 Dayn/a4.9%-2.8%
1 Year33.3%33.3%2.9%2.2%1.1%-2.0%
3 Year-46.7%-46.7%-2.8%-4.5%10.7%0.6%
5 Year60.0%60.0%25.0%21.4%27.6%8.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Playfair Mining undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

10.09x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PLY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.1x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).


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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?

15.0%

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.

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 Playfair Mining performed over the past 5 years?

48.1%

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, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 48.1% 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 (11.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: PLY has a negative Return on Equity (-405.41%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Playfair Mining's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PLY's short term assets (CA$94.4K) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$310.6K).

Long Term Liabilities: PLY has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PLY is debt free.

Reducing Debt: PLY has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.7%.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if PLY'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: PLY has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: PLY has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 0.7% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.1%markettop25%5.9%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PLY'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 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.


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 PLY'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?


CEO

Don Moore (73yo)

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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 ...


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 26.9%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Playfair Mining Ltd.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: CA$2.942m
  • Shares outstanding: 73.55m
  • Website: https://www.playfairmining.com

Location

  • Playfair Mining Ltd.
  • 470 Granville Street
  • Suite 230
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 1V5
  • Canada

Listings

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

Biography

Playfair Mining Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. The company explores for copper, cobalt, and nickel. It holds a 100% interest in the Grey River Tungsten property consisting of nine mineral claims covering an area of 1,750 hectares located in southern Newfoundland, Canada. The company also has an option to acquire 100% interest in Ox Mountain Gold property located in County Sligo, Ireland; and the RKV Project located in Norway. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 00:18
End of Day Share Price2020/02/27 00:00
Earnings2019/11/30
Annual Earnings2019/02/28


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.