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WSA General Information

Western Areas Limited
WSA
http://www.westernareas.com.au
Diversified Metals & Mining
566
273

WSA Current Share Price+

Current Price $2.020
Open $2.020
High $2.060
Low $1.995
Last Close $2.070
Volume 2438485
Price Movement $0.05 ( 2.42% )
  • +Security prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes and are indicative only.

WSA 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.

WSA Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2020 F 0.00 22.40 58.00% 9.20 2.00 1.00% 0.0%
2019 F 0.00 14.20 232.60% 14.60 1.30 0.60% 0.0%
2018 A 11.84 4.30 0.00% 71.10 2.00 0.70% 100.0%

WSA Peer Comparison

Company Mkt Cap EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
2018 A 2019 F 2020 F 2018 A 2019 F 2020 F 2018 A 2019 F 2020 F
BHP Billiton (BHP) $104,059M 0.4448 -0.0026 -0.0628 12.9818 13.0162 13.8877 4.93% 6.00% 4.48%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,151M 0.0000 2.1987 0.3326 35.8826 11.2180 8.4180 4.16% 2.59% 3.69%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $27,682M 0.6114 0.0972 -0.1321 11.8740 10.8218 12.4697 4.99% 5.36% 5.03%
South32 (S32) $16,666M 0.2485 0.1007 -0.0859 8.8101 8.0039 8.7560 4.33% 7.48% 6.13%
Western Areas (WSA) $544M 0.0000 2.6183 0.5819 46.6042 12.8803 8.1424 1.01% 0.67% 1.01%

WSA Market Comparison

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 1.32 23.30 1.16 0.18
Market 0.90 15.80 1.43 1.57
Sector 1.19 12.90 1.36 0.56

WSA Directors

Name Position Start Date
Mr Daniel Richard Lougher Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director 19 May 2008
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
Dr Natalia Streltsova Non-Executive Director 1 Jan 2017
Mr Ian Alexander Macliver Non-Executive Director, Non-Executive Chairman 1 Oct 2011

WSA Management

Name Position
Joseph (Joe) Belladonna Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
W Jones General Manager Operations

WSA Substantial Shareholders

Holding Name
22,786,684 (8.33%) Paradice Investment Management Pty Ltd

WSA Calendar of Events

Date Event
29 October 2019 Report (Quarterly)
18 October 2019 Report (Annual)
21 August 2019 Report (Prelim)
22 July 2019 Report (Quarterly)
23 April 2019 Report (Quarterly)
19 February 2019 Report (Interim)
23 January 2019 Report (Quarterly)

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