AIM:CAML

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Executive Summary

Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines and explores for mineral properties. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-11.0%

CAML

-1.9%

GB Metals and Mining

-0.7%

GB Market


1 Year Return

8.2%

CAML

21.5%

GB Metals and Mining

-8.5%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: CAML underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned 21.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CAML exceeded the UK Market which returned -8.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

CAMLIndustryMarket
7 Day-11.0%-1.9%-0.7%
30 Day8.0%7.3%3.8%
90 Day47.3%31.4%14.6%
1 Year11.7%8.2%27.5%21.5%-4.7%-8.5%
3 Year-11.0%-24.1%46.7%22.9%3.9%-8.8%
5 Year162.8%92.9%378.0%265.1%47.6%14.1%

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?


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Valuation

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

39.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CAML (£2.43) is trading below our estimate of fair value (£4.04)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CAML is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (15.1x).

PE vs Market: CAML is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the UK market (22.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CAML is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.9x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CAML is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average (2.2x).


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Future Growth

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

7.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CAML's forecast earnings growth (7.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1%).

Earnings vs Market: CAML's earnings (7.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (26% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CAML's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CAML's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the UK market (6.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CAML's revenue (4.7% 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 (15.3%).


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Past Performance

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

19.7%

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 (29.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CAML's earnings have grown by 19.7% 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 (-20%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-23.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CAML's Return on Equity (12.1%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Central Asia Metals's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($58.8M) exceed its short term liabilities ($58.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: CAML's short term assets ($58.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($105.8M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CAML's debt to equity ratio (28.1%) 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 (67.3%).

Interest Coverage: CAML's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

4.77%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CAML's dividend (4.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.55%).

High Dividend: CAML's dividend (4.77%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.55%)


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: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32%), CAML's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CAML's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (39.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

2.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Nigel Robinson (60 yo)

2.75yrs

Tenure

US$904,000

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 ($USD904.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD823.73K).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Nigel Robinson
CEO & Director2.75yrsUS$904.00k0.37%
$ 1.6m
Gavin Ferrar
CFO & Director4.58yrsUS$725.00kno data
Russell Yelland
COO & General Director of Sasa2.75yrsno datano data
Howard Nicholson
Technical Directorno dataUS$321.00kno data
Ryan Wilson
General Counsel9yrsno datano data
Anthony Hunter
Company Secretaryno datano datano data
Leanne Haneefa
Group Financial Controller6.08yrsno datano data
Alex Shapoval
Director of BV & Head of Treasuryno datano datano data

2.8yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CAML's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Nigel Robinson
CEO & Director2.75yrsUS$904.00k0.37%
$ 1.6m
Gavin Ferrar
CFO & Director4.58yrsUS$725.00kno data
Robert Cathery
Independent Non-Executive Director13.33yrsUS$102.00k0.79%
$ 3.3m
Nicholas Royston Clarke
Non-Executive Chairman4.58yrsUS$648.00k0.80%
$ 3.4m
Roger Davey
Independent Non-Executive Director5.08yrsUS$101.00kno data
David Swan
Independent Non-Executive Director6.58yrsUS$102.00k0.0017%
$ 7.3k
Christopher Hurst-Brown
Independent Deputy Chairman4.58yrsUS$127.00k0.53%
$ 2.2m
Nurlan Zhakupov
Non-Executive Director9.25yrsUS$95.00kno data
Gillian Davidson
Independent Non-Executive Director1.08yrsUS$8.00kno data

5.1yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CAML's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CAML insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Central Asia Metals plc
  • Ticker: CAML
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Copper
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: UK£419.463m
  • Shares outstanding: 172.62m
  • 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

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAMLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPSep 2010
9C3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 2010

Biography

Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines and explores for mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, zinc, lead, and silver deposits. The company holds a 100% interests in ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/17 19:14
End of Day Share Price2021/01/15 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.