TSXV:WKG

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

WestKam Gold Corp. engages in the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation assets in Canada.


Snowflake Analysis

Overvalued with worrying balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has WestKam Gold's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.0%

WKG

4.2%

CA Metals and Mining

6.3%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-45.7%

WKG

-4.3%

CA Metals and Mining

-19.7%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: WKG underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned -4.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WKG underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -19.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WKGIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.0%4.2%6.3%
30 Day0%-0.9%-5.3%
90 Day-9.5%-7.8%-20.3%
1 Year-45.7%-45.7%-3.6%-4.3%-17.0%-19.7%
3 Year-86.4%-86.4%-16.3%-17.7%-7.9%-16.5%
5 Year-91.0%-91.0%14.0%10.8%3.7%-11.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is WestKam Gold undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.054x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WKG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

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

13.1%

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 WestKam Gold 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 WestKam Gold performed over the past 5 years?

8.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WKG is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WKG is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WKG is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 8.6% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WKG is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (16.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WKG has a negative Return on Equity (-3.04%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is WestKam Gold's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WKG's short term assets (CA$25.6K) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$1.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: WKG's short term assets (CA$25.6K) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$41.0K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WKG's debt to equity ratio (1.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if WKG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


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: WKG has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: WKG has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 5.7% each year.


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Dividend

What is WestKam Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WKG'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 WKG'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?

7.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Matt Wayrynen (57yo)

2.25s

Tenure

CA$120,000

Compensation

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CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Matt's total compensation ($USD85.71K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD157.34K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Matt's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Matthew Wayrynen
President2.25yrsCA$120.00k0.97% CA$6.8k
Pamela Saulnier
CFO & Corporate Secretary7.75yrsCA$60.00kno data
Robert Maddigan
Vice President of Exploration15yrsno datano data

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

55yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WKG's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Matthew Wayrynen
President2.25yrsCA$120.00k0.97% CA$6.8k
Peter Jensen
Independent Director0.67yrno datano data
Lindsay Gorrill
Member of Advisory Board8.25yrsno datano data
Tyrone Docherty
Member of Advisory Board8.25yrsno datano data
Josef Fogarassy
Member of the Advisory Board8.08yrsno datano data
Corey Klassen
Independent Director2.42yrsno datano data

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WKG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

WestKam Gold Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: WestKam Gold Corp.
  • Ticker: WKG
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Gold
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$703.115k
  • Shares outstanding: 7.40m
  • Website: https://www.westkamgold.com

Location

  • WestKam Gold Corp.
  • 570 Granville Street
  • Suite 900
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 3P1
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WKGTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 1988
OUH2DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURSep 1988
ERRC.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 1988

Biography

WestKam Gold Corp. engages in the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation assets in Canada. The company primarily explores for gold, copper, and tellurium deposits. Its principal property is the Bonaparte property covering an area of 2,461 hectares located in the Kamloops mining district in British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Encore Renaissance Resources Corporation and changed its name to WestKam Gold Corp. in April 2012. WestKam Gold Corp. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/10 08:51
End of Day Share Price2020/04/06 00:00
Earnings2020/01/31
Annual Earnings2019/10/31


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.