AIM:URU

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

URU Metals Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral projects primarily in South Africa.


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-24.2%

URU

-11.2%

GB Oil and Gas

-8.6%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-30.6%

URU

-14.7%

GB Oil and Gas

-1.3%

GB Market

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.


Shareholder returns

URUIndustryMarket
7 Day-24.2%-11.2%-8.6%
30 Day-19.4%-15.5%-8.4%
90 Day-43.2%-14.4%-5.3%
1 Year-30.6%-30.6%-10.3%-14.7%4.0%-1.3%
3 Year-96.5%-96.5%10.7%-3.4%7.6%-6.1%
5 Year-91.8%-91.8%26.0%1.5%23.4%-4.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is URU Metals undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.73x

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).


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Future Growth

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

5.5%

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.


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Past Performance

How has URU Metals performed over the past 5 years?

-9.1%

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


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Financial Health

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.


Balance Sheet

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.


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Dividend

What is URU Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.9%markettop25%5.4%industryaverage6.4%forecastin3Yearsn/a

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.


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Management

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

1.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

John Zorbas (48yo)

5.7yrs

Tenure

US$183,000

Compensation

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.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
John Zorbas
CEO & Director5.7yrsUS$183.00k4.31% $42.1k
Kyle Appleby
Non-Executive Director1.9yrsUS$16.00kno data
Jacinto Victor Da Vieira
Non-Executive Chairman1.4yrsUS$16.00k0.57% $5.6k

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

48yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: URU's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.9 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

URU Metals Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • 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


Location

  • URU Metals Limited
  • 4 King Street
  • Suite 401
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M5H 1B6
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NVRADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)ORD NPV (DI)DEEURNo data
URUAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)ORD NPV (DI)GBGBPNo data
URUAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPSep 2007
NVRADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 2007
NULT.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDSep 2007

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/28 21:57
End of Day Share Price2020/02/28 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


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.