URU Metals Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral projects primarily in South Africa.
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Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has URU Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: URU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
GB Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: URU underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned -14.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: URU underperformed the UK Market which returned -1.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is URU Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is URU Metals 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 URU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate URU's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: URU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: URU 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 URU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: URU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (0.6x).
How is URU Metals 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 URU Metals 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 URU’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.
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How has URU Metals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: URU is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: URU is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: URU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -9.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare URU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: URU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (26.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: URU has a negative Return on Equity (-125.87%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is URU Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: URU's short term assets ($145.0K) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: URU has no long term liabilities.
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: URU is debt free.
Reducing Debt: URU has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Inventory Level: URU has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if URU'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: URU has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: URU has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 8.1% each year.
What is URU Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate URU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate URU'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 URU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if URU'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 URU'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?
Average board tenure
John Zorbas (48yo)
Mr. John Zorbas serves as the President of Captor Capital Corporation and serves as its Director since January 2018 and its Chief Executive Officer since August 3, 2018. He serves as the Chief Executive Of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD183.00K) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD324.44K).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||5.7yrs||US$183.00k||4.31% $42.1k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.9yrs||US$16.00k||no data|
|Non-Executive Chairman||1.4yrs||US$16.00k||0.57% $5.6k|
Experienced Board: URU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
URU Metals Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: URU Metals Limited
- Ticker: URU
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2007
- Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: UK£975.713k
- Shares outstanding: 780.57k
- Website: https://www.urumetals.com
Number of Employees
- URU Metals Limited
- 4 King Street
- Suite 401
- M5H 1B6
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|NVRA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ORD NPV (DI)||DE||EUR||No data|
|URU||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||ORD NPV (DI)||GB||GBP||No data|
|URU||AIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||GBP||Sep 2007|
|NVRA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Sep 2007|
|NULT.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Sep 2007|
URU Metals Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral projects primarily in South Africa. The company explores for uranium, oil, gold, nickel, copper, and platinum group metals. Its flagship property is the Zebedelia Nickel Project located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The company was formerly known as Niger Uranium Limited and changed its name to URU Metals Limited in March 2011. URU Metals Limited was founded in 2007 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/28 21:57|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/28 00:00|
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.