DB:W5C

Stock Analysis Report

Great Western Exploration

Executive Summary

Great Western Exploration Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of mineral properties in Australia.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

How has Great Western Exploration's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: W5C's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

W5C

14.8%

DE Metals and Mining

7.1%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-50.0%

W5C

-51.9%

DE Metals and Mining

-17.5%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: W5C exceeded the German Metals and Mining industry which returned -51.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: W5C underperformed the German Market which returned -17.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

W5CIndustryMarket
7 Day0%14.8%7.1%
30 Day-50.0%-37.7%-20.0%
90 Day-50.0%-51.1%-26.1%
1 Year-44.7%-50.0%-51.5%-51.9%-15.0%-17.5%
3 Year-72.4%-75.0%-69.7%-70.7%-18.8%-25.8%
5 Year-44.7%-50.0%-69.6%-71.1%-17.9%-29.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Great Western Exploration's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Great Western Exploration undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.22x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate W5C's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate W5C's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: W5C is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: W5C is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate W5C's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: W5C is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the DE Metals and Mining industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is Great Western Exploration forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

10.5%

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 Great Western Exploration 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 Great Western Exploration performed over the past 5 years?

23.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: W5C is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: W5C is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: W5C is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 23.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare W5C's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: W5C is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: W5C has a negative Return on Equity (-10.91%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Great Western Exploration's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: W5C's short term assets (A$541.0K) exceed its short term liabilities (A$297.3K).

Long Term Liabilities: W5C's short term assets (A$541.0K) exceed its long term liabilities (A$56.2K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: W5C is debt free.

Reducing Debt: W5C had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: W5C has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if W5C'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: W5C has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: W5C has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 9.2% each year.


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Dividend

What is Great Western Exploration's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate W5C's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate W5C'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 W5C's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if W5C'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 W5C's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

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

0.08yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Justin Barton

0.083

Tenure

Mr. Justin Barton serves as Company Secretary and served as Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Exploration Limited since February 5, 2020. Mr. Barton served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Sec ...


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Somes
Executive Chairman6.42yrsAU$60.23k3.02% A$41.9k
Jordan Luckett
Technical Director & Director12.17yrsAU$284.34k2.91% A$40.3k
Justin Barton
Company Secretary0.083yrno data2.65% A$36.7k

0.08yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: W5C's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Kevin Somes
Executive Chairman6.42yrsAU$60.23k3.02% A$41.9k
Jordan Luckett
Technical Director & Director12.17yrsAU$284.34k2.91% A$40.3k
Terrence Grammer
Non-Executive Director5.67yrsAU$38.33k0.19% A$2.7k

6.4yrs

Average Tenure

69yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: W5C's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Great Western Exploration Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Great Western Exploration Limited
  • Ticker: W5C
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: AU$2.505m
  • Listing Market Cap: AU$1.386m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.25b
  • Website: https://greatwesternexploration.com.au

Location

  • Great Western Exploration Limited
  • 30 Richardson Street
  • Level 3
  • West Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6005
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GTENDASX (Australian Securities Exchange)NPV DFD 01/04/20(EX-RIGHTS)AUAUDNo data
GTEASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 2007
W5CDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2007
GTECHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 2007

Biography

Great Western Exploration Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of mineral properties in Australia. It operates through Mineral Exploration, and Finance and Administration segments. The company primarily explores for gold, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead, zinc, vanadium, and base metals. It holds interest in the Yerrida South project covering an area of 5,400 square kilometers in the Proterozoic Yerrida Basin located near Wiluna; and the Fairbairn project covering an area of 1,377 square kilometers located to the north of Wiluna. The company also holds interest in the Yerrida North JV project; and the Yandal West gold project. Great Western Exploration Limited was incorporated in 2007 and is based in West Perth, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/29 21:54
End of Day Share Price2020/03/26 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.