Surge Copper Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada.
Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Surge Copper's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SURG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
CA Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: SURG underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 4.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SURG underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 0.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Surge Copper's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Surge Copper undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SURG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate SURG's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SURG is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: SURG 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 SURG's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SURG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).
How is Surge Copper 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 Surge 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.
- Take a look at our analysis of SURG’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
- Surge Copper competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.
How has Surge Copper performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SURG is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: SURG is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SURG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 35% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare SURG's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: SURG 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: SURG has a negative Return on Equity (-1.38%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Surge Copper's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SURG's short term assets (CA$180.5K) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$82.9K).
Long Term Liabilities: SURG's short term assets (CA$180.5K) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$350.7K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SURG is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SURG has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 4.8%.
Inventory Level: SURG has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if SURG'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: SURG has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: SURG has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 44.5% each year.
What is Surge Copper's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SURG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SURG'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 SURG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SURG'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 SURG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Shane Ebert (52yo)
Dr. Shane W. Ebert, Ph.D., P.Geo., has been the Chief Executive Officer, President, VP of Exploration and Director of Surge Copper Corp. (formerly, Gold Reach Resources Ltd.) since July 1, 2016 and Decembe ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Shane's total compensation ($USD62.87K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD155.12K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Shane's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chief Financial Officer||3yrs||CA$67.10k||0.10% CA$3.4k|
|1.8yrs||no data||4.84% CA$158.2k|
|Corporate Secretary||8.8yrs||CA$18.45k||no data|
|Executive Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SURG's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||4yrs||no data||8.02% CA$262.3k|
|7.7yrs||no data||no data|
|0yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||16.2yrs||no data||0.81% CA$26.5k|
|Independent Director||12.6yrs||no data||2.18% CA$71.2k|
|5.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||4.7yrs||no data||0.056% CA$1.8k|
|Independent Director||2.3yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: SURG's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.7%.
Surge Copper Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Surge Copper Corp.
- Ticker: SURG
- Exchange: TSXV
- Founded: 1965
- Industry: Copper
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: CA$3.270m
- Shares outstanding: 59.46m
- Website: https://www.surgecopper.com
- Surge Copper Corp.
- 700 West Georgia Street
- Suite 888
- British Columbia
- V7Y 1G5
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SURG||TSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Nov 1989|
|GRJV.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Nov 1989|
Surge Copper Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada. It explores for copper, gold, silver, and molybdenum deposits. The company holds a 100% interest in the Ootsa property that comprises 124 mineral claims covering 72,710.4 hectares located in central British Columbia. It also owns 2% net smelter return royalty on the Auro and Auro South properties located in British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Gold Reach Resources Ltd. and changed its name to Surge Copper Corp. in February 2018. Surge Copper Corp. was incorporated in 1965 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/26 00:48|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/24 00:00|
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