Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines and explores for mineral properties. More Details
Good value average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Central Asia Metals's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CAML is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CAML's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
GB Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: CAML exceeded the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 60.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CAML exceeded the UK Market which returned 23.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Central Asia Metals's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 days ago | Simply Wall StMost Shareholders Will Probably Agree With Central Asia Metals plc's (LON:CAML) CEO Compensation
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHere's What You Should Know About Central Asia Metals plc's (LON:CAML) 5.7% Dividend Yield
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Selling Central Asia Metals plc (LON:CAML) Shares This Year?
Is Central Asia Metals 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: CAML (£2.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£7.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CAML is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CAML is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.6x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (12x).
PE vs Market: CAML is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.6x) compared to the UK market (25.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CAML is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CAML is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (2.2x).
How is Central Asia Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAML's forecast earnings growth (5.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CAML's earnings (5.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CAML's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: CAML's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CAML's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CAML's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.9%).
How has Central Asia Metals performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CAML has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CAML's current net profit margins (27.3%) are lower than last year (30.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CAML's earnings have grown by 14% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: CAML's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CAML had negative earnings growth (-15.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (20.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CAML's Return on Equity (11.1%) is considered low.
How is Central Asia Metals's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($64.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($65.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($64.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($85.2M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CAML's debt to equity ratio (20.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if CAML's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CAML's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (83.9%).
Interest Coverage: CAML's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11x coverage).
What is Central Asia Metals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CAML's dividend (5.71%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: CAML's dividend (5.71%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.1%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CAML has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.
Growing Dividend: CAML's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 8 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (77.1%), CAML's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: CAML's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Nigel Robinson (60 yo)
Mr. Nigel Francis Robinson has been the Chief Executive Officer at Central Asia Metals Plc since April 16, 2018. He is Director of Central Asia Metals Plc since April 7, 2009. He was Chief Financial Office...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Nigel's total compensation ($USD887.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD955.48K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Nigel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CAML's management team is considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CAML's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Central Asia Metals plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Central Asia Metals plc
- Ticker: CAML
- Exchange: AIM
- Founded: 2005
- Industry: Copper
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: UK£473.949m
- Shares outstanding: 172.97m
- Website: https://www.centralasiametals.com
Number of Employees
- Central Asia Metals plc
- Sackville House
- 40 Piccadilly
- Greater London
- W1J 0DR
- United Kingdom
Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines and explores for mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, zinc, lead, and silver deposits. It holds 100% interests in the solvent...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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