Impact: Neutral Fiore has announced FQ3 financial results following record quarterly production. Despite modestly higher costs QoQ, the company continues to add cash to its balance sheet. We continue to expect Fiore is well positioned to deliver +100koz/year by 2022 driven by the start of production at Gold Rock (we are expecting a PEA by year-end).
Impact: Positive Mako has released constructive drill and trench results from pre-development work at San Albino which appears to have expanded the deposit east. We expect this potential deposit expansion to add to the initial mine-life and the high-grades at surface could accelerate payback and project IRR. Systematic exploration continues to highlight near mine expansion potential and enhances Mako’s value proposition for significant near-term cash flow generation.
Impact: Mildly Positive Production has kicked off at the Baloo Stage I open pit, which we expect is likely to deliver 20-30koz/year to supplement production from Beta Hunt. With mining activities progressing well at both Higginsville and Beta Hunt, we believe that RNC is well positioned to grow to a +100koz/year steady state producer. Two quarters of operating performance and strengthening balance sheet to rerate the stock. Pending guidance, the next key catalyst for RNC.
Impact: Mildly Positive Novo has announced results from four bulk samples on its Egina project with ore grade results from three of four samples. With a recently announced US$30M farm-in with Sumitomo Corp, Novo is well positioned with the technical knowledge and financial support to develop Egina. We expect the market could price in the potential at Egina with successful bulk sampling.
Impact: Mildly Positive Standard Lithium has completed it’s LiSTR direct lithium extraction demonstration plant which it will now ship for installation on site at Lanxess’ (ETR:LXS) South Plant Facility in Southern Arkansas. With an excellent PEA, which highlights a high-margin and economically robust project in Arkansas we believe Standard Lithium’s unconventional approach continues to create significant value for investors, which is not reflected in the company’s share price.
Impact: Positive Aurion has announced a new discovery at its East Launi project in Northern Finland where it has identified several extensive high-grade structures. We believe early exploration at Aurion’s East Launi has potential for another discovery in addition to the prospective areas traced throughout Risti. With a growing portfolio of high-grade gold targets supported by exploration success, we are increasing our fair value estimate to C$2.75/share (was C$2.29/share)
Impact: Positive Sailfish Royalty Corp. has announced the completion of the all-share acquisition of Terraco Gold (TSXV:TEN) at an implied value of C$17.8M. This adds another royalty in a top-tier jurisdiction to the portfolio. Our preliminary view of valuation implies that Sailfish is undervalued, and we expect that as San Albino approaches production, the company should re-rate.
Impact: Mildly Positive Mawson has provided an update summarizing the 15,059m drill program at its Rajapalot Project in Finland where it is positioned to significantly increase its gold-cobalt resource. Mawson’s performance gap creates a buying opportunity as we expect the existing resource to double following this past winter’s drill program and further growth is likely when the company resumes drilling.
Impact: Mildly Positive Chalice has announced EM results from its recently expanded 1,800km2 property nickel property in Western Australia. Equipped with a technical team experienced in nickel sulphide discoveries, we expect the company is well positioned to make a discovery at its King Leopold project. With renewed focus in its Australian assets, we believe Chalice is poised to re-rate on the first hint of drilling success.
Impact: Positive High grade drill results from Mako’s Las Conchitas target continue to suggest the company is well positioned to delineate a second-high grade deposit within trucking distance from the San Albino mine that is currently under construction. Drilling success points to resource growth and supports our view that Mako could be worth 3-4x where it is currently trading with an updated economic study expected in 2020.