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Tough as tungsten
16 Aug 16
Operating against persistently low tungsten prices, Almonty has continued to grow its business and has raised two-thirds of the capex required, as debt, for its flagship South Korean Sangdong project, with the remainder likely via equity-linked instruments. We consider development of Sangdong as key to the company managing its gearing levels and the current low tungsten price environment. Aside from growing its production capabilities, Almonty plans to take over Vietnamese ferro-tungsten producer ATC Alloys, thereby diversifying into downstream processing.
APT price rebound key, finances bolstered
11 Mar 16
The present weakness in tungsten (APT) prices continues to be reflected in Almonty’s financial results, against a backdrop of steady production, improving costs and corporate efforts to strengthen its balance sheet. Alongside its corporate activity, Almonty is progressing optimisation of its Wolfram Camp Mine (WCM) to bring costs in line with Los Santos’s, as well as progressing development of its Sangdong asset (commissioning is expected in 2017). With APT prices at 10-year lows, it is clear a rebound in prices is the key for Almonty emerging as the pre-eminent global tungsten producer and maintaining itself as a going concern.
Robust Q315 results despite weaker APT
17 Sep 15
Almonty reported solid Q315 financial results, with an adjusted EBITDA loss narrowing to C$0.9m compared to C$1.0m in Q215 and C$1.5m in Q115, against the backdrop of a falling APT price. The results were supported by the continuing strong performance from Los Santos, which benefited from improved plant recovery and higher processed grade. Having incorporated Sangdong, the reported results and updated tungsten price assumptions into our model, we revise our valuation of Almonty from C$1.00/share to C$1.26/share.
Woulfe transaction implications
31 Jul 15
Following the recent transaction to acquire Woulfe Mining’s equity and debt, Almonty has proposed a merger of the companies, which would give Woulfe shareholders c 40% share in the combined entity. Woulfe’s main asset is the past-producing Sangdong tungsten project, which boasts low opex, capital intensity and a relatively short lead time. We have attempted a preliminary valuation of the project, estimating its NPV10 at C$0.7 per Almonty share on a funded and fully diluted basis, using a US$300/mtu APT price and assuming the IMC JV goes ahead.
01 Nov 16
Since our last outlook note, Quadrise has begun to supply MSAR for extended LONO sea trials, paving the way for commercial adoption from calendar H217 onwards. In August it signed a memorandum of understanding with clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which is a key enabler for progressing the production-to-combustion pilot there. In October it completed a placing and open offer raising a total of £5.25m (gross). This should enable it to transition comfortably to the commercial phase on successful completion of the LONO and KSA trials.
30 Nov 16
Abzena (ABZA): Interim results indicate happy customers (BUY) | Horizonte Minerals* (HZM): Fund raise completed (CORP) | SacOil* (SAC): Half-year trading statement (CORP) | Revolution Bars (RBG): New openings (BUY) | Amino Technologies* (AMO): Multi operator FUSION roll out (CORP)
GTL transaction not going ahead
01 Dec 16
Intelligent Energy (IEH) has announced that the deal to acquire the Energy Management Business of GTL will not now be consummated. The move leaves management free to concentrate on driving sales of commercially ready B2B products, which is a key element of its strategy. We adjust our FY17e revenue estimate while leaving our pre-exceptional losses and cash-flow forecasts unchanged.
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
30 Nov 16
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24 Nov 16
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Operating profits and net cash position – restored; market outlook – precarious
01 Dec 16
The turnaround was noticeable Lonmin’s full-year (September-ending) results were ahead of consensus and AV’s estimates. Sales came in at $1.1bn (-14% yoy) as the average realised (USD-denominated) PGM prices and sales volumes were down yoy 12% and 2%, respectively. However, platinum sales (736koz) were much ahead of earlier guidance (700koz) – thanks to certain smelting/processing efficiencies, which helped more than offset the impact of reorganisation-related disruptions. After two consecutive years (FY14-15) of hefty operating losses, Lonmin finally reported an adjusted operating profit (even though feeble) of $7m. This was facilitated by the record weakness in the South African rand (down from ZAR12/$ in FY15 to ZAR14.77/$ in FY16) and ZAR1.3bn of cost savings – 86% higher than the earlier target. Disappointingly, Lonmin recognised $335m of asset impairments (vs. $1.8bn in FY2015), which resulted in a full-year net loss of $400m. But the turnaround in reported OCFs – inflow of $58m vs. an outflow of $12m – was a much-needed improvement, which, along with conservative capex (-35% yoy) of $87m, resulted in a net cash position of $173m (with no short-term repayments) vs. a net debt position of $185m (at end-FY15). But the guidance spells caution For FY17, management targets conservative platinum sales of 650-680koz, while unit costs are expected to remain under pressure – ZAR10,800-11,300/oz vs. ZAR10,748/oz achieved in FY16. On the other hand, capex plans would be aggressive – ZAR1.8bn (which includes ZAR400m for the tailings project – already delayed by almost two years) vs. ZAR1.3bn spent in FY16.