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Analysis

Overview

Current recommendation
Business risk Med-High
Share price risk Med-High

General Information

Western Areas Limited
WSA
http://www.westernareas.com.au
Diversified Metals & Mining
659
263

Current Price Data+

Current Price $2.500
Open $2.530
High $2.555
Low $2.500
Last Close $2.510
Volume 1715309
Price Movement $0.01 ( 0.40% )
  • +Security prices are delayed by least 20 minutes and are indicative only.

Stock Price

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation

Hold
27 Apr 2016
4

Company Overview

Business Description

Western Areas Limited (WSA, formerly Western Areas NL) is an Australian-based nickel sulphide explorer and producer. The core asset is the 100% owned Forrestania Nickel Operation which comprises two operating mines, producing approx 25,000tpa nickel in ore. WSA also has interest in projects overseas through investments in Mustang Minerals (Canada) and FinnAust Mining (Finland), and 100% interest in Bioheap Ltd, a patented bacterial leaching technology.

Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2017 F 6.8 2.5 -131.7% 100.4 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
2016 F -19.2 -7.9 -152.8% -31.8 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
2015 A 35.0 14.9 22.7% 28.0 7.0 1.7% 100.0%

Peer Comparison

Company Mkt Cap EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
2015 A 2016 F 2017 F 2015 A 2016 F 2017 F 2015 A 2016 F 2017 F
BHP Billiton (BHP) $66,064M -0.2542 -0.8297 0.0478 11.3854 66.8726 63.8225 7.85% 1.82% 1.59%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $2,675M -0.1016 1.1858 1.0900 49.8829 22.8214 10.9193 3.91% 3.91% 5.48%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $21,333M -0.3302 -0.5749 -0.3477 12.1301 28.5366 43.7495 5.85% 2.85% 1.30%
South32 (S32) $8,784M 0.0000 0.0000 23.5000 0.0000 1,031.2500 42.0918 0.00% 0.24% 1.24%
Western Areas (WSA) $661M -0.0779 0.0000 0.0000 16.8343 0.0000 16.3838 2.79% 0.00% 0.54%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 1.99 0.00 1.47 0.00
Market 1.05 16.10 1.31 1.54
Sector 1.15 15.30 1.05 0.68

Directors

Name Position Start Date
Mr David Clifford Southam Finance Director 15 Nov 2010
Mr Daniel Richard Lougher Managing Director 19 May 2008
Mr Julian Philip Hanna Non-Executive Director 24 Dec 1999
Mr Craig Leslie Readhead Non-Executive Director 26 Jun 2014
Mr Timothy Carl Netscher Non-Executive Director 1 Aug 2014
Mr Richard James Yeates Non-Executive Director 1 Oct 2009
Mr Ian Alexander Macliver Non-Executive Director, Non-Executive Chairman 1 Oct 2011

Management

Name Position
Joe Belladonna Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
G Marshall General Manager Commercial
C Wilkinson General Manager Exploration
W Jones General Manager Operations

Substantial Shareholders

Holding Name
16,789,858 (7.20%) Jungle Creek Gold Mines Pty Ltd
13,781,714 (5.90%) Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited
13,823,222 (5.90%) JCP Investment Partners Ltd

Calendar of Events

Date Event
21 April 2017 Report (Quarterly)
23 February 2017 Report (Interim)
25 January 2017 Report (Quarterly)
24 October 2016 Report (Quarterly)
21 October 2016 Report (Annual)
18 August 2016 Report (Prelim)
19 July 2016 Report (Quarterly)
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