Strategic Minerals Plc (SML) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in the UK. Strategic Minerals is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 10 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||0.3p - 0.95p|
|50-day moving average||0.447p|
|200-day moving average||0.4215p|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||-0.1p|
Valuing Strategic Minerals stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Strategic Minerals's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Strategic Minerals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 137x. In other words, Strategic Minerals shares trade at around 137x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Strategic Minerals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £919,000.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Strategic Minerals's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£3.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||14.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||£2.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.28%|
|Market capitalisation||£11 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Strategic Minerals to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Strategic Minerals's shares have ranged in value from as little as 0.3p up to 0.95p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Strategic Minerals's is 1.5986. This would suggest that Strategic Minerals's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Strategic Minerals Plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and operation of mining projects. The company operates the Cobre mine in New Mexico, which sells magnetite for use in the cement, fertilizer, dense media/medium, paint pigment, water jet cutting, ballast, magnet, toner, coal cleaning, and landscaping markets. It also holds 100% interest in various tenements that are prospective for cobalt, nickel sulphides, rare earth elements, and gold in Western Australia. In addition, the company holds interest in the Leigh Creek Copper Mine located in the North Flinders Ranges of South Australia; and interest in the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall, the United Kingdom. Strategic Minerals Plc was founded in 2010 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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