Ariana Resources* (AAU LN) – Partial disposal of Salinbas and Zenit Madencilik | Bushveld Minerals* (BMN LN) - MIT team look to chitin for large-scale flow batteries | Eurasia Mining* (EUA LN) Suspended – Launch formal sale process under UK Takeover code | Greatland Gold (GGP LN) – Additional licence acquired in the Paterson region | KEFI Minerals * (KEFI LN) – Tulu Kapi project finance update | Metals Exploration (MTL LN) – Update on operations and AIM Suspension | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Progress report on financing | Richland Resources (RLD LN) – Suspension | SolGold* (SOLG LN) – Offer for Cornerstone | Versarien* (VRS LN) – Innovate fund extends £5m to Versarien
Companies: AAU bmn EUA GGP KEFI MTL RMM RLD SOLG VRS
Amur Minerals* (AMC LN) – EGM notice | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Kayen exploration license sold for $15m and 2% royalty | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) - Global manganese ore output falls 22% in April | Mkango Resources* (MKA LN) – COVID-19 medical equipment donated to main Malawi hospital | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – US$1m bridging loan
Companies: AMC HGM KRS MKA RMM
Amur Minerals* (AMC LN) – Kun Manie copper concentrate production | Beowulf Mining* (BEM LN) - Madjan Peak Shows Epithermal Gold Potential in Northern Kosovo | Mkango Resources* (MKA LN) – Q1 Results highlight progress towards feasibility study | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Appointment of new CEO | Savannah Resources* (SAV LN) – Mina do Barroso EIA submission | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) – Award of US$21.9m by arbitrator
Companies: AMC BEM MKA RMM SAV SML
Atalaya Mining (ATYM LN) – Environmental permit confirmed at Proyecto Riotinto | Condor Gold* (CNR LN) – Permit awarded for America pit | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Bridge Loan from CE Mining III Rambler
Companies: ATYM CNR RMM
Adriatic Metals* (ADT1 LN) – Latest drilling at Rupice confirms extension of mineralisation to south and down dip. | Bushveld Minerals* (MBN LN) –– Strong vanadium sales and weaker rand offset impact of South African lockdown in Q1 | Cora Gold* (CORA LN) – ESIA to be carried by Digby Wells | Pensana Metals (PM8 AU) – Pensana awarded additional exploration licence close to Longonjo | Phoenix Copper* (PXC LN) – Empire oxide resources increase | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Q1 copper production stable as higher grade areas are developed
Companies: ADT1 bmn CORA PXC RMM
BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – Extension to lockdown in South Africa till end April | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – MoU with trader for 200ktpa of ilmenite | Chaarat Gold* (CGH LN) – FY19 financial results | Hochschild Mining (HOC LN) – Temporary suspension of the final dividend | Orosur Mining* (OMI LN) – Q3 results | Phoenix Copper* (PXC LN) – Reports a 32% reduction in losses for 2019 | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Covid19 mitigation measures | Serabi Gold* (SRB LN) –– March delivers highest monthly gold production since operations began
Companies: BRD JAY CGH HOC OMI PXC RMM SRB
Arc Minerals* (ARC LN) – Royalty agreement signed with royalty agreement with Golden Square Equity Partners Limited | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Greenland waives mineral exploration license obligations for 2020 | Caledonia Mining* (CMCL LN) – Q1 production rises 19% | Central Asia Metals (CAML LN) – Maintaining 2020 production guidance for now | Cora Gold* (CORA LN) – Drilling suspended at Madina Foulbe on official COVID-19 related instructions | Eurasia Mining (EUA LN) SUSPENDED – Operations and corporate update | Kenmare Resources (KMR LN) – Draws on facilities to weather Coronavirus storm | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Appointment of non-executive director | Renascor (RNU AU) - Work Continues on Siviour Graphite Project despite COVID-19 | Serabi Gold* (SRB LN) –– Amended payment schedule for Coringa acquisition
Companies: ARCM JAY CMCL CAML CORA EUA KMR RMM SRB
Oriole Resources (ORR LN) – Iamgold to start drilling at Senala project, Senegal | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – Agreement for possible utilisation of Nugget Pond gold circuit | Metal Tiger (MTR LN) – Metal Tiger terminates acquisition jv in Thailand | Talga Resources* (TLG AU) – Talga joint venture with Faraday may have some similarity with Samsung solid state battery development
Companies: ORR RMM MTR TLG
Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) 1.5p, Mkt Cap £19m – Building solid foundations for growth | W Resources (WRES LN) 0.23p, Mkt Cap £15m – First blast at the Régua tungsten project in Portugal
Companies: Rambler Metals And Mining W Resources
Rambler Metals’ Ming underground copper / gold mine and associated Nugget Pond mill and Goodyear Cove port site in Newfoundland is an established copper producer. Recent successful efforts to establish the depth continuity of high-grade mineralisation underpins a stabilisation of the company’s initial 1250tpd processing target and may eventually justify a future expansion to over 2000tpd Even though the industry faces a looming supply deficit, copper remains essential for the growth of electrification and the proliferation of the new battery metals powered green economy with a potentially beneficial influence on copper price. Canada provides a stable operating environment with an established physical, legal and fiscal infrastructure and access to a skilled mining workforce.
Companies: Rambler Metals And Mining
Aura Energy* (AURA LN) – Shares issued to advisors | Rambler Metals & Mining* (RMM LN) – Increased mineral resource at the Ming copper/gold mine
Companies: Aura Energy Rambler Metals And Mining
Altus Strategies* (ALS LN) – Publication of a circular with regards to a £6.4m La Mancha equity investment | Anglo Asian Mining* (AAZ LN) – 81.4koz GEOs produced in FY19 with net cash position up at $21.1m | Orosur Mining* (OMI LN) – | Q2 results highlight Newmont’s continuing interest in Anzá | Rambler Metals & Mining* (RMM LN) – Off-take partner financing facility | Savannah Resources* (SAV LN) – Mining licence issued at Mutamba | Serabi Gold (SRB LN) – Over 40,000oz gold production for the first time in 2019 | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) –Cobre magnetite sales
Companies: ALS AAZ OMI RMM SAV SRB SML
Calisen Group. Potential Intention to Float. Owner and manager of essential energy infrastructure assets . Consolidated FY Dec 18 revenue £162.1m and operating profit £25.4m. Raising up to £300m in primary plus partial vendor sale. The Global Sustainable Farmland Income Trust will invest in a diversified portfolio of operational farmland assets located in major agricultural markets including the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and certain countries within Latin and South America. Raising up to $300m. Due 28 February. Investment firm Nippon Active Value fund is seeking to raise up to £200m at an issue price of 100p per share via an IPO. The company aims to invest in a portfolio of quoted Japanese stocks with market capitalisations of up to $1bn. First day of dealings expected early February.
Companies: MJH FIPP PGH BOOM TPFG OSI D4T4 OMG SAV RMM
Aura Energy* (AURA LN) – New shares in respect of a Lind convertible facility | Rambler Metals & Mining* (RMM LN) – Convertible loan note update | Vast Resources* (VAST LN) – Start of drilling at Baita Plai
Companies: AURA RMM VAST
Base Resources (BSE LN) – Toliara, Ranobe ore reserve shows high-grade ilmenite, rutile, leucoxene and zircon | Rambler Metals & Mining* (RMM LN) – Latest high-grade results from the Ming Mine drilling | Rio Tinto to spend US$4bn on new iron ore projects in Australia (Bloomberg) | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) –Tax rebate for Cornwall Resources’ Redmoor exploration | Tertiary Minerals* (TYM LN) – Issue of convertible
Companies: BSE RMM SML TYM
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A number of REITs have the ability to thrive in current market conditions and thereafter. Not only do they hold assets that will remain in strong demand, but they have focus and transparency. The leases and underlying rents are structured in a manner to provide long visibility, growth and security. Hardman & Co defined an investment universe of REITs that we considered provided security and “safer harbours”. We introduced this universe with our report published in March 2019: “Secure income” REITs – Safe Harbour Available. Here, we take forward the investment case and story. We point to six REITs, in particular, where we believe the risk/reward is the most attractive.
Companies: AGY ARBB ARIX BUR CMH CLIG DNL HAYD NSF PCA PIN PXC PHP RE/ RECI SCE SHED VTA
Central Asia Metals (CAML LN) announced robust Q2 2020 operating statistics which highlight that there were no COVID-19 related interruptions, in part due to stringent measures put in place by the company. Q2 2020 copper output of 3.4kt was down 6% YoY, up 6% QoQ, however, H1 2020 total production was flat at 6.6kt indicating the company is on track for our 13.4kt 2020F target. Q2 Lead and zinc production of 7.5kt and 6.1kt were up 3% and 5% YoY although both were down 1% QoQ respectively. For H1 2020 12.2kt of zinc and 15.1kt of lead were up 5% and 6% which was primarily due to higher throughput.
Companies: Central Asia Metals
Robust, cash-generative production from mining waste
Jubilee operates several chrome-Platinum Group Metal (PGM) operations in South Africa and is constructing a zinc-lead (vanadium) plant at Kabwe in Zambia after already commissioning the copper and cobalt circuits (the ‘Sable' refinery). The company has a growth pipeline identified and significant opportunities to find new projects in Africa (or globally); more specifically, Jubilee announced that it is looking to increase its copper (cobalt) production in Zambia aggressively to make full use of the Sable Refinery. Jubilee also owns the Tjate PGM project in South Africa, which is currently on hold. The company model is to treat its own waste materials and to supplement these with third party ores and wastes where possible. This year has been nothing if not eventful for Jubilee, but further progress and material catalysts are expected over the course of 2020. Jubilee has a high-margin business with cash on hand, and we see plenty of opportunities for Jubilee to capitalise on its robust business model through the global Covid-19 crisis and beyond. We initiate with a fair value of 11.2p/sh
Companies: Jubilee Platinum
Companies: Hurricane Energy
U.S. futures and European stocks dropped on Friday as investors mulled a reported conflict among policy makers over a stimulus package for the single-currency region, as well as political upheaval in France.
The Stoxx 600 Index fell after Bloomberg News reported the European Central Bank is facing a potential rift over how much their emergency bond-purchase program should stay weighted toward weaker countries such as Italy. The euro fluctuated following French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to name a new prime minister after asking his government to resign. Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc slumped after the British jet-engine maker said its exploring options to raise funds to strengthen its balance sheet.
The dollar was slightly down, posting its first weekly drop in a month, while American cash equity and bond markets were shut for Independence Day. President Donald Trump will attend an early July 4 celebration at Mount Rushmore with thousands of guests who won't be required to wear masks, while his U.K. counterpart Boris Johnson urged Britons to act responsibly as pubs prepare to re-open and the government lifts quarantine rules on travel for 60 countries.
The friction at the ECB highlights the risk to markets should promised stimulus measures fall short. Investors continue to weigh policy support and upbeat economic data against relentless new outbreaks of the virus. U.S payrolls figures Thursday fuelled optimism of a V-shaped recovery in the world's biggest economy, even as Florida reported that infections and hospitalizations jumped the most yet, and Houston had a surge in intensive-care patients. Emerging-market stocks posted the biggest weekly gain in a month.
Elsewhere, crude oil dipped but remained on track for a weekly gain.
Companies: TGL JSE IAE ADME BP/ DGOC ENOG NTQ NTOG PMO RBD ROSE RDSA UKOG TRIN
Caledonia's Q2 2020 production from its 64% owned Blanket mine in Zimbabwe was 13.5koz gold. This was an increase over the same period last year of 6.2%, leaving Caledonia with a first half production of 27.7koz – well ahead of this time last year (24.7koz) and on track to meet its 2020 full year guidance of 53-56koz (WHI etc. 55.5koz).
Spectra Systems Corporation is a provider of machine-readable high-speed banknote authentication, brand protection technologies and gaming security software. The company has announced that it has executed a new contract with a major world central bank to ‘enhance existing authentication sensors to detect a unique type of counterfeit notes'.
Companies: Spectra Systems Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc Com Shs Npv
Stable platform agreement approved by creditors
Companies: Premier Oil
Jubilee today takes us through its H1 2020 numbers, which, importantly, cover the critical COVID-19 initial lockdown period in South Africa. The numbers continue to show growth and progress, with headline H1 2020 operational earnings up 54% to GBP 12.8 million – the sixth consecutive, six-monthly period of double-digit growth. The cash position increased to £10.8m despite settling the final payment of £1.4m for the acquisition of additional PGM and chrome rights as well as settling historical debt of £2.5m, all while commissioning the Zambian Sable Refinery.
Following the appointment two months ago of new CEO Rob Richards, VDTK's newsflow has been encouraging in recent weeks, and we view this morning's announcement as a further affirmation of the company's renewable energy solution. Today's RNS highlighting a contract to supply ultra lightweight, flexible solar panels to Black Tulip Minerals SA, of Peru, is, at over €200,000, the latest in a string of recent positive announcements, while also taking the company into a completely new sector which it had announced as a target area.
Image Scan is a specialist in the field of X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets. The company has announced, as part of its organic growth strategy, a new partnership agreement with a major security technology company that will lead to the launch of a new range of security X-ray screening systems for the international market. Competitively priced, and leveraging Image Scan's IP and direct and indirect international channel partners, the new system will be a high performance, competitive conveyor X-ray machine, suitable for security checkpoints in government and commercial buildings around the world. Importantly, these systems will also allow the company to increase its recurring service and support revenue.
Companies: IGE JLP VDTK
Over the last 18 months, Powerhouse has cemented its relationship with Peel Environmental, which is targeting the development of at least 30 distributed modular generation (DMG) plants across the UK. Each of these will potentially generate £0.5m in annual licence fees for Powerhouse. This roll-out is conditional on shareholders approving the proposed acquisition of former development partner Waste2Tricity (W2T) at the general meeting on 14 July
Companies: Powerhouse Energy Group
InfraStrata has raised £9m in gross proceeds via a share placing (subject to the approval of shareholders), which will be used to provide growth capital to execute on the company's pipeline. The proceeds will also be used to repay high-cost short-term debt (leaving the group with a c£4.5m net cash position). Given the significant earnings potential of H&W, along with that of the group's other infrastructure assets as they mature, we consider the company to be significantly undervalued and reaffirm our Buy recommendation.
PetroTal (PTAL LN/TAL CN)C; Target price £0.45: 1Q20 results/Bretaña expected to restart in July – 1Q20 financials are in line with expectations and 1Q20 production had been reported previously. At the end of 1Q20, current trade and other payables had been reduced to ~US$45 mm compared to ~US$55 mm at YE19. Most importantly. PetroTal continues to expect the Bretaña field to be re-opened this month. The contingent liability with Petroperu is estimated at US$25 mm at the current oil price and the company has entered into a financial swap for 0.46 mmbbl of oil with an ICE Brent reference price of US $40.58/bbl to cover the upcoming sale by Petroperu at the Bayovar port. This is a recovery story that we continue to like. It offers a combination of value, production and cash flow growth and reserves upside. We anticipate that the imminent reopening of the field with be an important catalyst to the share price.
i3 Energy (I3E LN): Reveals takeover target in Canada | Maha Energy (MAHA-A SS): Production update | Aker BB (AKERBP NO): 2Q20 update in Norway | Energy (RRE LN): Recommended offer by Viaro Energy | Spirit Energy: Dry hole in Norway | Enwell Energy (ENW LN): Ukraine update | JKX Oil & Gas (JKX LN): 2Q20 update in Ukraine and Russia | Pharos Energy (PHAR LN): Operating update in Egypt and Vietnam | Sound Energy (SOU LN)C: Terms of Moroccan licence renegotiated | Tethys Oil (TETY SS): June production in Oman | Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG LN): Gas sales contract with ENEO in Cameroon terminated
EVENTS TO WATCH NEXT WEEK
14/07/2020: Aker BP (AKERBP NO) – 2Q20 results
15/07/2020: Premier Oil (PMO LN) – 1H20 update
13-17/07/2020: GeoPark (GPRK US) – 2Q20 update
Companies: I3E MAHAA JKX PHAR EQNR AKERBP ENI HUR PTAL REP RRE SOU TPL VOG OMV
• 1Q20 financials are in line with expectations and 1Q20 production had been reported previously.
• At the end of 1Q20, current trade and other payables had been reduced to ~US$45 mm compared to ~US$55 mm at YE19.
• Most importantly, PetroTal continues to expect the Bretaña field to be re-opened this month.
• The contingent liability with Petroperu is estimated at US$25 mm at the current oil price and the company has entered into a financial swap for 0.46 mmbbl of oil with an ICE Brent reference price of US $40.58/bbl to cover the upcoming sale by Petroperu at the Bayovar port.
Recovery, value and cashflow
PetroTal is a recovery story that we continue to like. It offers a combination of value, production and cash flow growth and reserves upside. PetroTal’s shares continue to trade at around one quarter of our Core NAV of £0.47 per share and at less than half of the company’s value based on its 2P reserves only (2P NAV of £0.28 per share). This reflects Brent price assumptions in line with what BP, Shell and ENI are using. This is important because the commodity prices assumptions of the Majors have often been more conservative than those used by smaller companies that could see PetroTal as an acquisition target. On flat production, PetroTal’s share price implies EV/DACF multiples of 1.0x in 2021 turning negative in 2022. In 2021, we forecast PetroTal generates ~US$90 mm cash flow with ~US$35 mm cash capex (incl. servicing the payables). Our target price of £0.45 per share (~our Core NAV) represents 4.5x the current share price.
Looking beyond the restart of the field
We anticipate that the imminent reopening of the field will be an important catalyst to the share price with 4Q20 production expected to be over 12 mbbl/d. This is however just a first step and there are multiple areas of additional value creation. (1) The story would strongly benefit from a further increase in oil prices. At US$50/bbl for Brent, the Petroperu US$25 mm contingent liability would be reduced to
The market should be in no doubt that Pure Gold will deliver first gold before the end of the year before ramping up to 66koz in 2021 through to 125koz in 2025 (the company is already looking at ways it can accelerate the ramp up). All critical path items are on track with long lead equipment on order, all license applications expected to be approved by Q2, and mine sequencing being planned. Management are already planning on how they might ramp up quicker, improving flexibility in the system with a new decline and tweaking metallurgical recoveries. Perhaps most importantly they are growing their knowledge of the geology with the team putting together a drill programme to start next year once in production. This will target extensions to the 1Moz, 9g/t reserve (will be the 17th highest grade mine in the world when in production) down dip, at satellite deposits and, most excitingly, at Zone 8 where there is already a 0.5Mt resource grading 21g/t.
Companies: Pure Gold Mining
Jubilee Metals (JLP) – Corporate – Large copper tailings project in Zambia – staged expansion for Sable
Market Cap £82m Share Price 3.8p
Jubilee announced yesterday that it had secured a JV with a private company - Star Tanganika – for the rights over a copper project at Ndola in Zambia. The purchase price was $5m ($0.6m in cash the rest in shares in Jubilee) which will be used to advance a further potential copper tailings project held by the owners of Tanganika. Jubilee will provide all of the operating and capital funding for the first phase project and will receive 75% of the project earnings until all capital is recovered dropping to 60% after that – Jubilee will also have first right of refusal over the copper-bearing concentrates produced on 3rd party offtake terms.
Despite the ongoing economic headwinds, 2020 has already been a significant year for United, with the 2019-20 infill-drilling campaign at Abu Sennan exceeding expectations and delivering significant reserve and production additions. Since the Abu Sennan acquisition was announced in July 2019, net production has nearly tripled from 1,100boepd to 3,100boepd, following successful wells at ASH-2 and El Salmiya-5 and the onset of gas production from the Al Jahraa field. We value United's portfolio (minus Jamaica) at US$91.3m, c4.5x its current market cap. Unrisked, we value United's entire portfolio at US$321.7m (including Jamaica) or 34.9p per share, >16x United's current market cap. We set our target price in line with our risked valuation (minus Jamaica) at 9.5p, a 280% premium to the current share price and reiterate our BUY recommendation.
Companies: United Oil & Gas