Solitario Zinc Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of zinc properties in North and South America.
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Solitario Zinc's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: XPL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
US Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: XPL exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: XPL underperformed the US Market which returned 19.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Solitario Zinc's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Solitario Zinc undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate XPL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate XPL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: XPL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: XPL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate XPL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: XPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).
How is Solitario Zinc forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
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 Solitario Zinc 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.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Solitario Zinc'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.
- Solitario Zinc competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
- Explore growth companies in the Materials industry.
How has Solitario Zinc performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: XPL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: XPL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: XPL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -7.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare XPL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: XPL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-17.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: XPL has a negative Return on Equity (-17.13%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Solitario Zinc's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: XPL's short term assets ($9.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($232.0K).
Long Term Liabilities: XPL's short term assets ($9.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($142.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: XPL is debt free.
Reducing Debt: XPL has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 63.4%.
Inventory Level: XPL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if XPL's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: XPL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: XPL has sufficient cash runway for 2.5 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 17.2% each year.
What is Solitario Zinc's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate XPL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate XPL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XPL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XPL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of XPL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Herald (65yo)
Mr. Christopher Engle Herald, also known as Chris, M.Sc., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. since June 1999 and has been its President since August 1993. Mr. Her ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD510.67K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.37K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CFO, Secretary & Treasurer||21.1yrs||US$381.27k||1.02% $193.7k|
|Chief Operating Officer||11.7yrs||US$409.53k||0.71% $136.1k|
|Director of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: XPL's management team is seasoned and experienced (20.7 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||10.9yrs||US$135.17k||0.33% $63.2k|
|Independent Director||3.2yrs||US$121.93k||0.017% $3.3k|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$118.03k||0.0086% $1.6k|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$118.03k||4.69% $893.3k|
|Independent Director||2.6yrs||US$118.03k||0.031% $5.9k|
Experienced Board: XPL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: XPL 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.
Solitario Zinc Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Solitario Zinc Corp.
- Ticker: XPL
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1984
- Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$19.051m
- Shares outstanding: 58.13m
- Website: https://www.solitarioxr.com
Number of Employees
- Solitario Zinc Corp.
- 4251 Kipling Street
- Suite 390
- Wheat Ridge
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|XPL||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1994|
|SLR||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CA||CAD||Jul 1994|
|RJO||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1994|
Solitario Zinc Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of zinc properties in North and South America. It primarily owns a 39% interest in the Florida Canyon zinc project located in northern Peru; and a 50% interest in the Lik zinc-lead-silver property located in Northwest Alaska. The company also owns the La Promesa gold exploration project; and an 85% interest in the Chambara exploration project located in Peru. The company was formerly known as Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. and changed its name to Solitario Zinc Corp. in July 2017. Solitario Zinc Corp. was founded in 1984 and is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 00:23|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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