OTCPK:BNTR.F

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Benton Resources Inc., a development stage company, acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in Canada.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.

Share Price & News

How has Benton Resources's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

5.3%

BNTR.F

0.5%

US Metals and Mining

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-4.5%

BNTR.F

-7.8%

US Metals and Mining

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: BNTR.F exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry which returned -7.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BNTR.F underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BNTR.FIndustryMarket
7 Day5.3%0.5%0.4%
30 Day5.1%-2.9%-1.1%
90 Dayn/a-7.0%-0.5%
1 Year-4.5%-4.5%-5.0%-7.8%9.3%6.9%
3 Year-20.0%-20.0%9.4%3.7%45.8%36.4%
5 Year-30.4%-30.4%-2.5%-9.9%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Benton Resources undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: BNTR.F ($0.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1.16)

Significantly Undervalued: BNTR.F is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BNTR.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.

PE vs Market: BNTR.F 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 BNTR.F's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BNTR.F 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 Benton Resources forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

28.9%

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 Benton Resources 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 Benton Resources performed over the past 5 years?

48.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BNTR.F is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 48.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BNTR.F's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BNTR.F 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: BNTR.F has a negative Return on Equity (-17.49%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets

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


Return on Capital Employed

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


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Financial Health

How is Benton Resources's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BNTR.F's short term assets (CA$3.4M) exceeds its short term liabilities (CA$71.6K)

Long Term Liabilities: BNTR.F has no long term liabilities


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BNTR.F is debt free.

Reducing Debt: BNTR.F has not had any debt for past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: BNTR.F has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if BNTR.F'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: Whilst unprofitable BNTR.F has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: BNTR.F is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 75.9% per year.


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Dividend

What is Benton Resources's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.6%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BNTR.F'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 BNTR.F'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 Benton Resources's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

7.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Stephen Stares (48yo)

0yrs

Tenure

CA$238,525

Compensation

Mr. Stephen A. Stares, also known as Steve, is a Co-Owner of Stares Contracting Corp. and Ontario Inc. Mr. Stares is a Co-Founder of Alset Energy Corp. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Preside ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

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

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


Board Age and Tenure

7.9yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: BNTR.F's board of directors are considered experienced (7.9 years average tenure).


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

BuyCA$21,37617 Oct 19
Stares Contracting Corp.
EntityCompany
Shares196,000
Max PriceCA$0.34
BuyCA$1,66216 Jan 19
Stephen Stares
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares40,000
Max PriceCA$0.042
BuyCA$2,57402 Nov 18
Stephen Stares
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
President
Shares75,000
Max PriceCA$0.034

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Gord Fretwell (66yo)

    Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$81.40k
  • Stephen Stares (48yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$238.53k
  • Evan Asselstine

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$155.12k
  • Jim Rogers (77yo)

    • Tenure: 0.6yrs
  • Nathan Sims

    Senior Exploration Manager

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Bill Harper (71yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: CA$15.56k
  • Stephen Stares (48yo)

    President

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$238.53k
  • Mick Stares (53yo)

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: CA$11.12k
  • John Sullivan

    Independent Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$5.56k

Company Information

Benton Resources Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Benton Resources Inc.
  • Ticker: BNTR.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 2011
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$4.208m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$3.204m
  • Shares outstanding: 84.17m
  • Website: https://www.bentonresources.ca

Location

  • Benton Resources Inc.
  • 684 Squier Street
  • Thunder Bay
  • Ontario
  • P7B 4A8
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BEXTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADAug 2012
BNTR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDAug 2012
BR0DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURAug 2012

Biography

Benton Resources Inc., a development stage company, acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in Canada. The company explores for gold, silver, copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum group, and oth ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/20 00:32
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.