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.

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

3.4%

XPL

0.7%

US Metals and Mining

1.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-14.5%

XPL

-9.4%

US Metals and Mining

7.3%

US Market

Return vs Industry: XPL underperformed the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -9.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: XPL underperformed the US Market which returned 7.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

XPLIndustryMarket
7 Day3.4%0.7%1.8%
30 Day-9.9%-4.4%-0.7%
90 Day-11.9%-7.6%0.06%
1 Year-14.5%-14.5%-6.7%-9.4%9.7%7.3%
3 Year-57.1%-57.1%7.6%2.0%46.3%36.9%
5 Year-73.9%-73.9%-2.7%-10.0%64.5%46.5%

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 compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.63x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: Insufficient data to calculate XPL's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Undervalued: 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

Low 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 (0.6x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

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

28.7%

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

Earnings Trend: XPL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -4.7% 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 (26.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: XPL has a negative Return on Equity (-13.27%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: XPL is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Assets is negative.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: XPL is currently unprofitable, so its Return on Capital Employed is negative.


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Financial Health

How is Solitario Zinc's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: XPL's short term assets ($10.9M) exceeds its short term liabilities ($706.0K)

Long Term Liabilities: XPL's short term assets (10.9M) exceeds its long term liabilities (153.0K)


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 39.5%.


Balance Sheet

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 more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to grow 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 vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.5%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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.

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.


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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?

20.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Chris Herald (65yo)

20.3yrs

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

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Chris's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Management Age and Tenure

20.3yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: XPL's management team is seasoned and experienced (20.3 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: XPL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


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

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Chris Herald (65yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$510.67k
  • James Maronick (63yo)

    CFO, Secretary & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 20.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$381.27k
  • Debbie Mino-Austin (65yo)

    Director of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Walt Hunt (68yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 11.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$409.53k

Board Members

  • Chris Herald (65yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 20.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$510.67k
  • Brian Labadie (66yo)

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 10.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$135.17k
  • John Labate (70yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$121.93k
  • Jim Hesketh (61yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.03k
  • Gil Atzmon (60yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.03k
  • Josh Crumb (39yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
    • 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$16.232m
  • 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 Analysis2019/10/18 00:11
End of Day Share Price2019/10/17 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.