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Executive Summary

Polo Resources Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments, buyouts, and strategic investments.


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Share Price & News

How has Polo Resources's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Oil and Gas


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Oil and Gas


GB Market

Return vs Industry: POL underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -6.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: POL underperformed the UK Market which returned 6.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.2%-1.9%-0.2%
30 Day-12.9%-10.5%-1.8%
90 Day-17.2%-10.2%4.0%
1 Year-28.2%-28.2%-2.0%-6.9%11.8%6.1%
3 Year-52.0%-52.0%21.3%6.2%17.5%2.6%
5 Year-43.8%-43.8%41.7%13.3%34.8%3.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Polo Resources undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: POL (£0.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: POL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: POL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: POL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Energy 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 Polo Resources 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.

Past Performance

How has Polo Resources performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: POL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: POL is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: POL is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 33.7% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: POL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (24.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: POL has a negative Return on Equity (-6.96%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

Financial Health

How is Polo Resources's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: POL's short term assets ($11.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($300.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: POL has no long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: POL is debt free.

Reducing Debt: POL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1.8%.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: POL has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if POL'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: Whilst unprofitable POL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: POL is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 34.7% per year.


What is Polo Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if POL's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: POL is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of POL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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


Polo Resources has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


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

Polo Resources Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Polo Resources Limited
  • Ticker: POL
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£10.071m
  • Shares outstanding: 311.79m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Polo Resources Limited
  • P.O. Box 38
  • Sunninghill
  • Sandton
  • Gauteng
  • 2157
  • South Africa


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
POLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPSep 2007
3PONDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 2007
POLJ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDSep 2007


Polo Resources Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments, buyouts, and strategic investments. It considers direct and indirect investments in natural resources and mine development companies and also exploration companies involved in supporting and related activities and companies involved in processing and downstream activities – both listed or unlisted; and specializes in selecting, acquiring, and managing investments in companies and projects with producing assets and/or reserves and resources. The firm prefers to invest in oil, gold, coal, copper, phosphate, iron, and vanadium. The firm prefers to invest globally and consider opportunities anywhere in the world. It seeks controlling as well as minority interests in both public and private companies. The firm may also take legal control of a company and invest in other investment funds or vehicles. Polo Resources Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in Sandton, South Africa. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/15 21:12
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
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.