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Strategic Minerals AIM:SML Stock Report

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28 Sep, 2022


Company Financials
SML fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health6/6

SML Stock Overview

Strategic Minerals Plc engages in the exploration, development, and operation of mining projects.

Strategic Minerals Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Strategic Minerals
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUK£0.003
52 Week HighUK£0.0054
52 Week LowUK£0.002
1 Month Change33.33%
3 Month Change9.09%
1 Year Change-29.41%
3 Year Change-55.56%
5 Year Change-85.54%
Change since IPO-95.56%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 15
Strategic Minerals (LON:SML) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

Strategic Minerals (LON:SML) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

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Mar 16
Returns At Strategic Minerals (LON:SML) Are On The Way Up

Returns At Strategic Minerals (LON:SML) Are On The Way Up

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Shareholder Returns

SMLGB Metals and MiningGB Market

Return vs Industry: SML underperformed the UK Metals and Mining industry which returned -7.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SML underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is SML's price volatile compared to industry and market?
SML volatility
SML Average Weekly Movement13.4%
Metals and Mining Industry Average Movement7.9%
Market Average Movement5.3%
10% most volatile stocks in GB Market10.7%
10% least volatile stocks in GB Market2.7%

Stable Share Price: SML is more volatile than 90% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SML's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of UK stocks.

About the Company

201011John Peters

Strategic Minerals Plc engages in the exploration, development, and operation of mining projects. The company operates the Cobre mine in New Mexico, which sells magnetite for use in the cement, fertilizer, dense media/medium, paint pigment, water jet cutting, ballast, magnet, toner, coal cleaning, and landscaping markets. It also holds interest in the Leigh Creek Copper Mine located in the North Flinders Ranges of South Australia; and the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall, the United Kingdom.

Strategic Minerals Fundamentals Summary

How do Strategic Minerals's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
SML fundamental statistics
Market CapUK£6.05m
Earnings (TTM)UK£70.67k
Revenue (TTM)UK£2.26m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
SML income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$532.00k
Gross ProfitUS$1.90m
Other ExpensesUS$1.82m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.00003
Gross Margin78.10%
Net Profit Margin3.13%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did SML perform over the long term?

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


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 0/6

  • 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 SML?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

SML 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/Revenue2.7x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA31x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

SML PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for SML vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average7.5x
BEN Bens Creek Group
CGS Castings
CGNR Conroy Gold and Natural Resources
JAN Jangada Mines
SML Strategic Minerals

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: SML is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (107.5x) compared to the peer average (7.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

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

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: SML is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (107.5x) compared to the UK Metals and Mining industry average (4.7x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is SML'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.

SML PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio107.5x
Fair PE Ration/a

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

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: SML (£0) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£0)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SML is trading above our estimate of fair value.

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 Strategic Minerals forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Materials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Strategic Minerals has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

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  • Examine Strategic Minerals's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  • Strategic Minerals competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Strategic Minerals performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 1/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SML has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SML's current net profit margins (3.1%) are lower than last year (12.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SML's earnings have declined by 38.6% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SML had negative earnings growth (-77.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (-7.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SML's Return on Equity (0.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Strategic Minerals's financial position?

Financial Health Score


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: SML's short term assets ($868.0K) exceed its short term liabilities ($581.0K).

Long Term Liabilities: SML's short term assets ($868.0K) exceed its long term liabilities ($722.0K).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SML is debt free.

Reducing Debt: SML has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 1.6%.

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

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Strategic Minerals's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Strategic Minerals Dividend Yield vs Market
How does Strategic Minerals dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (Strategic Minerals)n/a
Market Bottom 25% (GB)2.1%
Market Top 25% (GB)6.1%
Industry Average (Metals and Mining)10.5%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Strategic Minerals)n/a

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SML'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 SML has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


John Peters (64 yo)





Mr. John Peters, FCPA, FFINSIA, has been Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Minerals plc since October 9, 2015 and its Managing Director since January 2015. Mr. Peters served as the Chief Executive Offic...

CEO Compensation Analysis

John Peters's Compensation vs Strategic Minerals Earnings
How has John Peters's remuneration changed compared to Strategic Minerals's earnings?
DateTotal Comp.SalaryCompany Earnings
Jun 30 2022n/an/a


Mar 31 2022n/an/a


Dec 31 2021US$229kUS$13k


Sep 30 2021n/an/a


Jun 30 2021n/an/a


Mar 31 2021n/an/a


Dec 31 2020US$224kUS$12k


Sep 30 2020n/an/a


Jun 30 2020n/an/a


Mar 31 2020n/an/a


Dec 31 2019US$491kUS$13k


Sep 30 2019n/an/a


Jun 30 2019n/an/a


Mar 31 2019n/an/a


Dec 31 2018US$466kUS$7k


Sep 30 2018n/an/a


Jun 30 2018n/an/a


Mar 31 2018n/an/a


Dec 31 2017US$633kn/a


Sep 30 2017n/an/a


Jun 30 2017n/an/a


Mar 31 2017n/an/a


Dec 31 2016US$176kUS$144k


Sep 30 2016n/an/a


Jun 30 2016n/an/a


Mar 31 2016n/an/a


Dec 31 2015US$177kUS$150k


Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD229.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD323.86K).

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

Leadership Team

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: SML's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SML insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

AIM:SML Recent Insider Transactions by Companies or Individuals
DateValueNameEntityRoleSharesMax Price
30 Jun 22BuyUK£7,250John PetersIndividual2,500,000UK£0.0029
29 Jun 22BuyUK£8,748John PetersIndividual2,500,000UK£0.0035
26 Jan 22BuyUK£5,951John PetersIndividual2,000,000UK£0.003
23 Dec 21BuyUK£12,901John PetersIndividual4,800,000UK£0.003

Ownership Breakdown

What is the ownership structure of SML?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Private Companies9,850,4190.5%
Public Companies17,462,8510.9%
Individual Insiders179,996,9418.9%
General Public920,558,89545.7%

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.6%.

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 51.06% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
HBOS Investment Fund Managers Limited
A J Bell Holdings Limited, Asset Management Arm
Jarvis Securities plc, Asset Management Arm
Royal Bank of Canada, Banking & Securities Investments
81,276,191$243.8k0%no data
John Peters
81,000,000$243.0k6.58%no data
Peter Wale
80,767,266$242.3k0%no data
W H Ireland Group plc, Asset Management Arm
IG Group Holdings Plc, Asset Management Arm
Barclays Bank PLC, Wealth and Investment Management Division
38,930,678$116.8k-32.08%no data
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited
21,166,338$63.5k-8.84%no data
Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd, Asset Management Arm
19,893,051$59.7k4.23%no data
Lloyds Banking Group plc
17,462,851$52.4k12.93%no data
Killik Asset Management
16,929,822$50.8k0%no data
Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
15,910,311$47.7k3.2%no data
Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Limited
15,550,000$46.7k161.34%no data
Equiniti Group Limited, Asset Management Arm
14,969,384$44.9k7.54%no data
Orca Capital Gmbh, Asset Management Arm
Fin-Eco SIM Spa, Asset Management Arm
Bank Julius Bär & Co Ltd., Asset Management Arm
10,000,000$30.0k0%no data
Alan Broome
9,172,319$27.5k0%no data
Capital International Group
James Chisholm
6,859,668$20.6k0%no data
Tilney Group
6,769,869$20.3k-4.82%no data
Davy Asset Management Limited
6,042,993$18.1k-0.93%no data
0.3% Limited, Asset Management Arm

Company Information

Strategic Minerals Plc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Strategic Minerals Plc
  • Ticker: SML
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 2010
  • Industry: Steel
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: UK£6.048m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.02b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Strategic Minerals Plc
  • 27/28 Eastcastle Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • W1W 8DH
  • United Kingdom


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SMLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPJun 2011
SMCD.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 2011
24SBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 2011

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/09/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/09/28 00:00
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.