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AAU

Ariana Resources AIM:AAU Stock Report

Last Price

UK£0.033

Market Cap

UK£37.7m

7D

4.8%

1Y

-28.3%

Updated

07 Aug, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
AAU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

AAU Stock Overview

Ariana Resources plc engages in acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resources in Turkey.

Ariana Resources Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Ariana Resources
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.033
52 Week HighUK£0.05
52 Week LowUK£0.029
Beta0.51
1 Month Change-1.49%
3 Month Change-14.29%
1 Year Change-28.26%
3 Year Change50.00%
5 Year Change140.00%
Change since IPO-75.56%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

AAUGB Metals and MiningGB Market
7D4.8%-0.04%0.5%
1Y-28.3%-14.9%-6.8%

Return vs Industry: AAU underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned -14.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AAU underperformed the UK Market which returned -6.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AAU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AAU volatility
AAU Average Weekly Movement5.8%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement7.8%
Market Average Movement5.4%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: AAU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: AAU's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
200521Ahmet Senerhttps://arianaresources.com

Ariana Resources plc engages in acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resources in Turkey. The company also explores for silver, copper, and molybdenum deposits. Its projects include the Kiziltepe Gold-Silver mine and Tavsan gold project located in western Turkey; and Salinbas gold project located in north-eastern Turkey.

Ariana Resources Fundamentals Summary

How do Ariana Resources's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AAU fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£37.71m
Earnings (TTM)UK£3.86m
Revenue (TTM)n/a

9.8x

P/E Ratio

0.0x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AAU income statement (TTM)
RevenueUK£0
Cost of RevenueUK£0
Gross ProfitUK£0
Other Expenses-UK£3.86m
EarningsUK£3.86m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.0034
Gross Margin0.00%
Net Profit Margin0.00%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did AAU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is AAU undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AAU?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

AAU key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-7.2x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does AAU's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

AAU PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for AAU vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average3x
SRB Serabi Gold
3.6xn/aUK£29.2m
ALTN AltynGold
1.9xn/aUK£29.0m
GDP Goldplat
4.5x27.2%UK£13.8m
BMV Bluebird Merchant Ventures
2.1xn/aUK£13.1m
AAU Ariana Resources
9.8xn/aUK£37.7m

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AAU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.8x) compared to the peer average (3x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does AAU's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the GB Metals and Mining Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AAU is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (9.8x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (6.4x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is AAU's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

AAU PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio9.8x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AAU's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of AAU when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: AAU (£0.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£0.16)

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


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.


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Future Growth

How is Ariana Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score

2/6

Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


45.7%

Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if AAU's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if AAU's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the UK market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if AAU's earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: AAU's revenue (45.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (4.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AAU's revenue (45.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if AAU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Ariana Resources performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-3.6%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AAU has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: Insufficient data to determine if AAU's profit margins have improved over the past year.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AAU's earnings have declined by 3.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AAU's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: AAU had negative earnings growth (-19%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (19.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: AAU's Return on Equity (13.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Ariana Resources's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AAU's short term assets (£17.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (£2.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: AAU has no long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AAU is debt free.

Reducing Debt: AAU has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AAU has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: AAU has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 08 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 18 2022Dividend Pay DateOct 03 202246 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 9 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as AAU has not reported any payouts.


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Management

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

5.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ahmet Sener (46 yo)

17.33yrs

Tenure

UK£248,000

Compensation

Dr. Ahmet Kerim Sener, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., DIC, Ph D., has been Managing Director and Executive Director at Ariana Resources plc since April 2005. He served as Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Pant...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ahmet's total compensation ($USD298.71K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD336.69K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ahmet's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AAU's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: AAU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.6 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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.4%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ariana Resources plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Ariana Resources plc
  • Ticker: AAU
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Gold
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£37.714m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.14b
  • Website: https://arianaresources.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Ariana Resources plc
  • Regis House
  • 2nd Floor
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC4R 9AN
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/07 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/05 00:00
Earnings2021/12/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.