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CAML

Central Asia Metals AIM:CAML Stock Report

Last Price

UK£2.40

Market Cap

UK£420.0m

7D

3.2%

1Y

-11.3%

Updated

25 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CAML fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends4/6

CAML Stock Overview

Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a base metals producer.

Central Asia Metals Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Central Asia Metals
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£2.40
52 Week HighUK£2.89
52 Week LowUK£1.87
Beta1.03
1 Month Change-9.77%
3 Month Change12.68%
1 Year Change-11.28%
3 Year Change7.62%
5 Year Change8.60%
Change since IPO142.42%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 24
Central Asia Metals' (LON:CAML) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Central Asia Metals' (LON:CAML) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Central Asia Metals plc ( LON:CAML ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the 30th of May to...

Shareholder Returns

CAMLGB Metals and MiningGB Market
7D3.2%2.5%-0.4%
1Y-11.3%2.6%-3.0%

Return vs Industry: CAML underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 2.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAML underperformed the UK Market which returned -3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CAML's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CAML volatility
CAML Average Weekly Movement6.7%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement8.5%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market11.6%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: CAML is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CAML's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20051,052Nigel Robinsonhttps://www.centralasiametals.com

Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a base metals producer. The company produces copper, zinc, silver, and lead. It owns a 100% interest in the Kounrad solvent extraction- electrowinning operation located near the city of Balkhash in central Kazakhstan; and a 100% interest in the Sasa mine located in north eastern Macedonia.

Central Asia Metals Fundamentals Summary

How do Central Asia Metals's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CAML fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$527.44m
Earnings (TTM)US$84.18m
Revenue (TTM)US$223.37m

6.2x

P/E Ratio

2.3x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CAML income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$223.37m
Cost of RevenueUS$82.25m
Gross ProfitUS$141.13m
Other ExpensesUS$56.95m
EarningsUS$84.18m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.49
Gross Margin63.18%
Net Profit Margin37.69%
Debt/Equity Ratio8.1%

How did CAML perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

9.7%

Current Dividend Yield

57%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

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

Valuation Score

4/6

Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAML (£2.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£5.88)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAML's Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.2x) is in line with the UK Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: CAML is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (6.2x) compared to the UK market (15.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAML's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAML is good value based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (1.3x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).


Future Growth

How is Central Asia Metals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score

0/6

Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


-3.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAML's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: CAML's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CAML's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CAML's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CAML's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.4% 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 (14.5%).


Past Performance

How has Central Asia Metals performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

6/6

Past Performance Score 6/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


13.8%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CAML has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CAML's current net profit margins (37.7%) are higher than last year (27.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAML's earnings have grown by 13.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CAML's earnings growth over the past year (92.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (13.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CAML earnings growth over the past year (92.5%) exceeded the Metals and Mining industry 42.5%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: CAML's Return on Equity (20.6%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is Central Asia Metals's financial position?

Financial Health Score

5/6

Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($75.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($50.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($75.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($60.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAML has more cash than its total debt.

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 (341.5%).

Interest Coverage: CAML's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (31.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

Dividend Score

4/6

Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


9.74%

Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CAML's dividend (9.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).

High Dividend: CAML's dividend (9.74%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.82%)


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 9 years.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.8%), CAML's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (52%), CAML's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.


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Management

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

4.1yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Nigel Robinson (61 yo)

4.08yrs

Tenure

US$938,000

Compensation

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 ($USD938.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD1.02M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Nigel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CAML's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CAML's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 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.


Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Central Asia Metals plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Central Asia Metals plc
  • Ticker: CAML
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Copper
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£420.046m
  • Shares outstanding: 173.21m
  • Website: https://www.centralasiametals.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Central Asia Metals plc
  • Sackville House
  • 40 Piccadilly
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1J 0DR
  • United Kingdom

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/25 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/25 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.