AIM:CAML

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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

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Fundamentals

Average dividend payer with acceptable track record.

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


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.6%

AIM:CAML

0.7%

GB Metals and Mining

0.1%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-14.9%

AIM:CAML

3.8%

GB Metals and Mining

-3.1%

GB Market

CAML underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned 6.5% over the past year.

CAML underperformed the Market in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which returned -2.2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

CAMLIndustryMarket
7 Day2.6%0.7%0.1%
30 Day-0.3%4.7%1.2%
90 Day-10.5%1.3%0.8%
1 Year-9.5%-14.9%12.2%3.8%1.3%-3.1%
3 Year89.3%55.4%127.4%94.0%31.3%15.2%
5 Year92.1%36.0%55.3%29.1%32.6%5.4%

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 based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

6%

Discount to future cash flow value


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Central Asia Metals's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Central Asia Metals's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Central Asia Metals is good value based on earnings compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average.

Central Asia Metals is good value based on earnings compared to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Central Asia Metals is poor value based on expected growth next year.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Central Asia Metals is overvalued based on assets compared to the GB Metals and Mining industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Central Asia Metals expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

7.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Central Asia Metals's revenue is expected to grow by 0.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Central Asia Metals's earnings are expected to grow by 7.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).

Central Asia Metals's revenue growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.

Central Asia Metals's earnings growth is positive but not above the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland market average.

Central Asia Metals's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 1.2%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Central Asia Metals is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).


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Past Performance

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

-8.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Central Asia Metals's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are above average.

Central Asia Metals's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (52% vs -8.5%)

Central Asia Metals's earnings growth has exceeded the GB Metals and Mining industry average in the past year (52% vs 13.2%).


Return on Equity

Central Asia Metals has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Central Asia Metals used its assets more efficiently than the GB Metals and Mining industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Central Asia Metals's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Central Asia Metals's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Central Asia Metals's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Central Asia Metals's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Central Asia Metals's level of debt (44.5%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).

The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 44.5% today).

Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (57.8%, greater than 20% of total debt).

Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 6.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.4x debt.


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Dividend

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

6.67%

Expected Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Central Asia Metals's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1.99%).

Central Asia Metals's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (5.43%).

Central Asia Metals has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).

Dividend payments have increased, but Central Asia Metals only paid a dividend in the past 7 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.7x coverage).


Future Payout to Shareholders

Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.1x coverage).


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Management

What is the CEO of Central Asia Metals's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

1.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Nigel Robinson

1.2yrs

Tenure

US$807,000

Compensation

Mr. Nigel Robinson has been the Chief Executive Officer at Central Asia Metals Plc since April 16, 2018. He is also Director of Central Asia Metals Plc since November 01, 2007. He was Chief Financial Offic ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Nigel's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Nigel's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.


Management Age and Tenure

1.2yrs

Average Tenure

56.5yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Central Asia Metals management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.


Board Age and Tenure

4.3yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Central Asia Metals board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

No 3 month insider trading information.


Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Louise Wrathall

    Investor Relations

  • Tony Hunter (53yo)

    Company Secretary

  • Nick Royston Clarke (66yo)

    Chairman

    • Compensation: $808.00k
  • Scott Yelland

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
  • Nigel Robinson

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: $807.00k
  • Leanne Haneefa

    Group Financial Controller

    • Tenure: 4.5yrs
  • Gavin Ferrar (48yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 1.2yrs
    • Compensation: $665.00k
  • Ryan Wilson

    General Counsel

    • Tenure: 7.4yrs
  • Howard Nicholson (60yo)

    Technical Director

    • Compensation: $321.00k
  • Alex Shapoval

    Director of BV & Head of Treasury


Board Members

  • Robert Cathery (73yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
    • Compensation: $107.00k
  • Nick Royston Clarke (66yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 3.0yrs
    • Compensation: $808.00k
  • Roger Davey (72yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 3.5yrs
    • Compensation: $107.00k
  • David Swan (63yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.0yrs
    • Compensation: $107.00k
  • Christopher Hurst-Brown

    Deputy Chairman

    • Tenure: 3.0yrs
    • Compensation: $133.00k
  • Gavin Ferrar (48yo)

    CFO & Director

    • Tenure: 3.0yrs
    • Compensation: $665.00k
  • Nurlan Zhakupov (40yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: $100.00k
  • Nigel Robinson

    CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 11.6yrs
    • Compensation: $807.00k

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£384.034m
  • Shares outstanding: 171.44m
  • Website: Click here

Number of Employees


Location

  • Central Asia Metals plc
  • 11 Albemarle Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1S 4HH
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CAMLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPSep 2010
9C3BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 2010
9C3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURSep 2010

Biography

Central Asia Metals plc, together with its subsidiaries, mines and explores for mineral properties. The company explores for copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold, and molybdenum deposits. The company holds a 1 ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/06/19 21:21
End of Day Share Price2019/06/19 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.