AMEX:XPL

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Solitario Zinc Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of zinc properties in North and South America.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.

Risks

  • Solitario Zinc has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • Solitario Zinc is covered by less than 3 analysts.

Share Price & News

How has Solitario Zinc's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.9%

AMEX:XPL

-0.1%

US Metals and Mining

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

-23.5%

AMEX:XPL

-17.0%

US Metals and Mining

-3.0%

US Market

XPL underperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -17% over the past year.

XPL underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -3% over the past year.


Share holder returns

XPLIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.9%-0.1%-1.6%
30 Day-8.5%-10.0%-5.7%
90 Day-18.9%2.4%0.2%
1 Year-23.5%-23.5%-14.6%-17.0%-0.8%-3.0%
3 Year-63.1%-63.1%2.9%-2.3%38.1%29.1%
5 Year-80.6%-80.6%-19.1%-25.1%50.8%34.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Solitario Zinc's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Solitario Zinc undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

0.66x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Solitario Zinc to establish if it is available at moderate discount.

Unable to calculate intrinsic value for Solitario Zinc to establish if it is available at substantial discount.


Price Based on Earnings

Solitario Zinc is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Metals and Mining industry average.

Solitario Zinc is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Solitario Zinc, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Solitario Zinc is good value based on assets compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Solitario Zinc expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

22.4%

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.


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Past Performance

How has Solitario Zinc performed over the past 5 years?

-4.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Solitario Zinc does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare Solitario Zinc's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare Solitario Zinc's 1-year growth to the US Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if Solitario Zinc has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if Solitario Zinc has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if Solitario Zinc improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.


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Financial Health

How is Solitario Zinc's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Solitario Zinc is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Solitario Zinc's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Solitario Zinc has no debt.

Solitario Zinc has no debt compared to 5 years ago when it was 39.5%.


Balance Sheet

High level of physical assets or inventory.

Solitario Zinc has no debt, it does not need to be 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.

Solitario Zinc has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on current free cash flow.

Solitario Zinc has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -12.6% each year.


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Dividend

What is Solitario Zinc's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Solitario Zinc's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Solitario Zinc's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Solitario Zinc has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Solitario Zinc's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Solitario Zinc has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Solitario Zinc's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

20.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chris Herald (65yo)

20.2yrs

Tenure

US$510,669

Compensation

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

Chris's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Chris's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.


Management Age and Tenure

20.2yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Solitario Zinc management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.


Board Age and Tenure

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the Solitario Zinc board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$1,22002 Jan 19
James K. Hesketh
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.24
BuyUS$2,02817 Dec 18
Gil Atzmon
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares7,800
Max PriceUS$0.26
BuyUS$62727 Nov 18
James Maronick
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$0.31
BuyUS$56614 Nov 18
Christopher Herald
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$0.28
BuyUS$57714 Nov 18
James Maronick
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$0.29
BuyUS$1,47513 Nov 18
Christopher Herald
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.29
BuyUS$62030 Oct 18
James Maronick
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$0.31
BuyUS$62024 Oct 18
James Maronick
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Financial Officer
CFO, Secretary & Treasurer
Shares2,000
Max PriceUS$0.31
BuyUS$3,19522 Oct 18
Christopher Herald
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$0.32
BuyUS$1,65519 Oct 18
Christopher Herald
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.33
BuyUS$1,68017 Oct 18
Christopher Herald
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares5,000
Max PriceUS$0.34

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Chris Herald (65yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 20.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$510.67k
  • James Maronick (63yo)

    CFO, Secretary & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 20.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$381.27k
  • Debbie Mino-Austin (65yo)

    Director of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0.0yrs
  • Walt Hunt (68yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 11.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$409.53k

Board Members

  • Chris Herald (65yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 20.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$510.67k
  • Brian Labadie (66yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 10.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$135.17k
  • John Labate (70yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$121.93k
  • Jim Hesketh (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.03k
  • Gil Atzmon (60yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.03k
  • Josh Crumb (39yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.03k

Company Information

Solitario Zinc Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Solitario Zinc Corp.
  • Ticker: XPL
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 1984
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$16.947m
  • Shares outstanding: 58.14m
  • Website: https://www.solitarioxr.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Solitario Zinc Corp.
  • 4251 Kipling Street
  • Suite 390
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Colorado
  • 80033
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
XPLAMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJul 1994
SLRTSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCACADJul 1994
RJODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJul 1994

Biography

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 C ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/08/25 00:10
End of Day Share Price2019/08/23 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
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.