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ZEN Graphene Solutions

Executive Summary

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., a graphene technology solutions company, engages in developing graphene-based nanomaterial products and applications.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has ZEN Graphene Solutions's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ZEN's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-9.8%

ZEN

-10.3%

CA Metals and Mining

1.0%

CA Market


1 Year Return

48.4%

ZEN

41.1%

CA Metals and Mining

-2.7%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: ZEN underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 50.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ZEN exceeded the Canadian Market which returned -3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ZENIndustryMarket
7 Day-9.8%-10.3%1.0%
30 Day-32.4%1.8%6.4%
90 Day21.1%14.7%15.5%
1 Year48.4%48.4%42.2%41.1%0.6%-2.7%
3 Year-56.2%-56.2%50.2%47.2%12.4%1.7%
5 Year-72.5%-72.5%140.5%133.3%36.3%15.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is ZEN Graphene Solutions's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is ZEN Graphene Solutions undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.44x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

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

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

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

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ZEN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (2.9x).


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Future Growth

How is ZEN Graphene Solutions forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

24.7%

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 ZEN Graphene Solutions 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 ZEN Graphene Solutions performed over the past 5 years?

17.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ZEN is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ZEN is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ZEN is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 17.8% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: ZEN is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-15.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ZEN has a negative Return on Equity (-5.99%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is ZEN Graphene Solutions's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ZEN's short term assets (CA$1.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$527.6K).

Long Term Liabilities: ZEN has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ZEN is debt free.

Reducing Debt: ZEN has not had any debt for 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: ZEN has sufficient cash runway for 3 months based on last reported free cash flow, but has since raised additional capital.

Forecast Cash Runway: ZEN is forecast to have sufficient cash runway for 3 months based on free cash flow estimates, but has since raised additional capital.


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Dividend

What is ZEN Graphene Solutions's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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

0.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Francis Dube

1.33yrs

Tenure

CA$180,000

Compensation

Dr. Francis Dube, O.D., B.Sc. has been Chief Executive Officer of ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. (formerly known as Zenyatta Ventures Limited) since April 02, 2019 and was appointed as its Head of Market Deve ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Francis's total compensation ($USD135.32K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD176.38K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Francis's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Francis Dube
Chairman & CEO1.33yrsCA$180.00k0.78%
CA$ 300.6k
Peter Wood
President1.92yrsCA$217.43kno data
Brian Bosse
CFO & Director2.25yrsCA$292.50k0.20%
CA$ 76.3k
Greg Fenton
Chief Strategy Officer & Director2.08yrsCA$126.00k2.22%
CA$ 860.5k
James Jordan
COO & Project Manager0.50yrno datano data
Monique Manaigre
Senior Government Relations & Account Manager0.50yrno datano data
Colin van Kuur
Head of Research0.50yrno datano data
Tadashi Yamashita
Member of Advisory Boardno datano datano data

0.9yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: ZEN's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Francis Dube
Chairman & CEO1.33yrsCA$180.00k0.78%
CA$ 300.6k
Brian Bosse
CFO & Director2.25yrsCA$292.50k0.20%
CA$ 76.3k
Greg Fenton
Chief Strategy Officer & Director2.08yrsCA$126.00k2.22%
CA$ 860.5k
Tadashi Yamashita
Member of Advisory Boardno datano datano data
Donald Bubar
Member of Advisory Board1.33yrsCA$142.50kno data
Frank Klees
Independent Director2.08yrsCA$82.50k0.12%
CA$ 46.0k
Bharat Chahar
Member of Advisory Board2.08yrsCA$67.74kno data
Eric Wallman
Independent Director2.25yrsCA$91.50k0.16%
CA$ 63.4k
Andrew Conly
Member of Advisory Boardno datano datano data

2.1yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ZEN's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 13.3%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.
  • Ticker: ZEN
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$38.731m
  • Shares outstanding: 84.20m
  • Website: https://www.zengraphene.com

Location

  • ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.
  • 210–1205 Amber Drive
  • Thunder Bay
  • Ontario
  • P7B 6M4
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ZENTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADDec 2010
ZENY.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDDec 2010
A2PBZUDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURDec 2010
ZAYBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesCommon SharesDEEURDec 2010

Biography

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., a graphene technology solutions company, engages in developing graphene-based nanomaterial products and applications. It owns 100% interest in the Albany Graphite Project locat ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/12 00:04
End of Day Share Price2020/08/11 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.