$BKIRF : Black Iron Inc. — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$97.19/dmt
Flagship ProjectShymanivske
Ownership100%
Shares Outstanding186,300,000
Market Cap$11,178,000
Average Annual Production7,065,000 dmt
Recovery98%
Payable Product141.3M dmt
LoM20 Years
True All-in Costs (TAIC)$56.26/dmt.
Gross Revenue$13,732,947,000
Ukrainian Federal Government Royalties($863,300,000)
Net Revenue$1,286,9647,000
Total Operating Costs ($4,446,200,000)
Operating Cash Flow (EBITDA)$8,423,447,000
Income Taxes($1,516,220,460)
Total Capital Costs($1,124,200,000)
Net Income$5,783,026,540
Net Profit Margin42%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)58%
MTQ Score (Higher is Better)0.7
True Value$31.04/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)100%
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Net Annual Cash Flow$289,151,327
Future Market Cap$1,445,756,635
Future Market Cap Growth12,834%
Target$7.76/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

Black Iron Inc. enjoys an MTQ Score of 0.7, which places it within the 80th percentile of companies under investigation. In other words, Black Iron’s projected Net Profit Margin potential is high, while its projected Absolute Cost Structure is low, a combination for which Fahy Capital Management looks when placing a prospective investment under the microscope.

MTQ Scores (BARS — Higher is Better) Vs. Absolute Cost Structure (LINE — Lower is Better)
Update, 27 September 2019

Ukraine’s Defence Minister, Andriy Zagorodniuk, has agreed to the transfer of land required for the development of Shymanivske. A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed next month.

$FCUUF : Fission Uranium — Independent Economic Analysis (U/G PFS Update)

U/G PFS, 23 September 2019
Long-Term Price Case$50/lb. U308
Flagship ProjectPLS (Triple R)
Ownership100%
Mineral Reserves81.4M lbs.
Shares Outstanding486,014,642
Market Cap$141,867,674
Average Annual Production13.1M lbs.
Recovery96.8%
Payable Product78.7 lbs.
LoM7 Years
True All-in Costs (TAIC)$35.26/lb.
Gross Revenue$3,935,000,000
Provincial Revenue Royalties($287,142,555)
Net Revenue$3,647,857,445
Total Operating Costs ($567,803,677)
Operating Cash Flow$3,080,053,768
Provincial Profit Royalties($328,593,580)
Income Taxes($492,136,715)
Total Capital Costs($1,099,582,645)
Net Income$1,159,740,828
Net Profit Margin29%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)71%
MTQ Score (Higher is Better)0.4
True Value$2.39/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)88%
Cash Flow Multiple10x
Net Annual Cash Flow165,677,261
Future Market Cap1,656,772,610
Future Market Cap Growth1,068%
Target$3.41/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

$DNN : ISR Field Tests, Early Results

In a word, in Test Areas 1 & 2, hydraulic responses were observed where hydraulic responses were expected and no hydraulic responses were observed where hydraulic responses were unwanted. That’ll give the naysayers of ISR at Phoenix something to chew on.

Next Step: Commercial Scale Well at Test Area 1.

We believe Phoenix will prove a game-changer, with the potential to soon demonstrate that EBITDA may be generated by select operators in a world of sustained low spot and LT contract prices.

Denison Mines has a current weighting of 3.4% in the NuChem International Catalyst Fund.

Fahy Capital Management Q3 Updates

Our investment target in Alexco Resource Corp. was reached on 27 August 2019. We exited at U.S. $2.43 for a return of 87%.

We added to our position in Equinox Gold Corp. on 20 September 2019, raising its weighting in the NuChem International Catalyst Fund to 8%.

Subsequent to the release of an updated PFS, we raised our target in Vista Gold Corp. from U.S. $5.44 to U.S. $5.50.

On 26 September, we initiated a position in Black Iron Inc.

Fahy Capital Management does not have any additional Q3 Updates to report.

$NORZF : NorZinc — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$24/oz. Ag, $1.10/lb. Zn, $1.00/lb. Pb
ProjectPrairie Creek
Mineral Reserves186,795,000 AgEq ozs.
Shares Outstanding369,700,000
Market Cap$24,030,500
Average Annual Production10,829,166 AgEq ozs.
Recovery87% Ag, 88% Pb, 83%, Zn
LoM15 Years
Payable Product162,437,490 AgEq ozs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC) $21.86/oz.
Gross Revenue$3,898,499,770
Smelter Deductions($454,000,000)
TCRC + Penalties($432,800,000)
Gross Income$3,011,699,770
Total Operating Cost($1,797,500,000)
Operating Profit$1,214,199,770
Income Taxes + Royalties($469,895,310)
Total Capital Costs ($395,900,000)
Net Income$348,404,460
Net Profit Margin9%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)91%
MTQ Score0.1
True Value$0.94/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)93%
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Annual Cash Flow$23,174,415
Future Market Cap$115,872,075
Future Market Cap Growth382%
Target$0.31/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

NorZinc is at the high end of the Absolute Cost Structure curve and the low end of the Net Profit Margin curve. In other words, Prairie Creek is a Project that will require substantially higher Silver, Lead and Zinc prices in order to be viable.

In a raging silver bull market, we think shares could appreciate by as much as 382%, which assumes shares will trade at approximately 5x future net annual cash flows.

Fahy Capital Management is not an investor in NorZinc.

$VNNHF : Belo Sun Receives Positive Ruling — Construction License Remains Valid

Belo Sun Mining reports that a three judge panel decision by the Court of Appeals of the Federal Justice in Brazil has ruled unanimously that SEMAS remains the competent authority for the environmental permitting of the Volta Grande Gold Project.

The ruling confirms that the Construction and Environmental Licenses granted by SEMAS for the Volta Grande Gold Project remain valid, subject to the completion of the Indigenous Study. [LINK]

$VNNHF : Belo Sun Mining — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$1,700/oz. Au
Flagship ProjectVolta Grande
Mineral Reserves3,788,000 ozs.
Shares Outstanding442,631,915
Market Cap$84,100,064
Average Annual Production205,155 ozs.
Recovery93.1%
LoM17.2 Years
Payable Product3,524,100 ozs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC) $900/oz.
Gross Revenue$5,990,970,000
CFEM Royalty($42,240,000)
Gross Income$5,948,730,000
Total Operating Costs($2,488,640,000)
Operating Profit$3,460,090,000
Income Tax($155,060,400)
Total Capital Costs($486,086,900)
Net Income$2,818,942,700
Net Profit Margin47%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)53%
MTQ Score (Higher is Better)0.9
True Value$6.37/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)97%
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Net Annual Cash Flow$164,124,000
Future Market Cap$820,620,000
Future Market Cap Growth876%
Target$1.85/sh.

Note: All Values in U.S. Dollars.

$DNN : Denison Mines — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$65/lb. U308 $65/lb. U308
Flagship ProjectPhoenixGryphon
Project Percentage90% 90%
Mineral Reserves98,460,000 lbs. 98,460,000 lbs.
Shares Outstanding589,100,000589,100,000
Market Cap$342,267,100$342,267,100
Average Annual Production5.966M lbs.7.648M lbs.
Recovery98.5%98.2%
LoM10 Years7 Years
Payable Product58.767M lbs.48.817M lbs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC)$39.20/lb.$47.83/lb.
Gross Revenue$3,819,855,000$3,173,105,000
Saskatchewan Revenue Royalties & Surcharges + Resource Credit($276,939,487)($230,050,112)
Total Operating Cost($194,347,597)($567,610,551)
Operating Profit$3,348,567,916$2,375,444,337
Saskatchewan Profit Royalties ($502,285,187)($356,316,651)
Income Taxes($904,113,337)($641,369,971)
Total Capital Costs($425,950,000)($539,660,498)
Net Income (Denison Share)$1,364,597,453$754,287,495
Net Profit Margin36%24%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)60%74%
MTQ Score (Higher is Better)0.60.3
True Value$3.60/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)86%
PhoenixGryphon
Cash Flow Multiple10x5x
Net Annual Cash Flow$138,530,520$118,184,544
Future Market Cap Contribution$1,385,305,200$590,922,720
Total Future Market Cap Growth477%
Target$3.35/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

We boosted our stake in Denison Mines this morning by 25% following an updated analysis in which the company achieved a maximum in-house Composite Rating of 5. Denison Mines excelled in the following categories: Net Profit Margin (Phoenix), Absolute Cost Structure (Phoenix), True Value Discount, and Market Cap Growth. Our Target, however, has been lowered by 20%, as our updated calculations implied a True All-In Cost (TAIC) that was higher than expected for Phoenix, while Net Profit Margin and Absolute Cost Structure for Gryphon were average.

MTQ Scores & Composite Ratings — Study Group Comparison

$NTGSF : Golden Predator — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$1,700/oz. Au
ProjectBrewery Creek
Mineral Resources577,000 ozs.
Shares Outstanding132,981,088
Market Cap$49,163,108
Average Annual Production53,853 ozs.
Recovery84%
LoM9 Years
Payable Product484,680 ozs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC)$1,291/oz.
Gross Revenue$823,956,000
Freight & Marketing($1,938,720)
Smelter Deduction($4,119,780)
Royalties($32,958,240)
Gross Income$784,939,260
Total Operating Cost($377,081,040)
Operating Profit$407,858,220
Income Tax($122,357,466)
Total Capital Costs ($116,973,363)
Net Income$168,527,391
Net Profit Margin20%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)76%
MTQ Score0.3
True Value$1.27/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)72%
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Annual Cash Flow$22,025,877
Future Market Cap$110,129,385
Future Market Cap Growth124%
Target$0.83/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

$BNNLF : Bannerman Resources — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$75/lb. U308
Flagship ProjectEtango
Mineral Reserves130.1M lbs.
Fully Diluted Shares1,136,000,844
Fully Diluted Market Cap$40,896,030
Average Annual Production7,059,438 lbs.
Recovery87%
LoM16 Years
Payable Product112,951,000 lbs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC) $63.71/lb.
Gross Revenue$8,471,325,000
Royalty($423,566,250)
Gross Income$8,047,758,750
Total Operating Costs($4,291,071,000)
Operating Profit$3,756,687,750
Income Taxes($1,408,757,906)
Total Capital Costs($1,075,141,000)
Net Income$1,272,788,844
Net Profit Margin15%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)85%
MTQ Score (Higher is Better)0.2
True Value$1.12/sh.
True Value Discount (TVD)97%
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Annual Cash Flow$79,701,055
Future Market Cap$398,505,275
Future Market Cap Growth874%
Target$0.35/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

TAIC Comparison (Lower is Better)

Net Profit Margin Comparison (Higher is Better)

MTQ Score Comparison (Higher is Better)

True Value Discount Comparison (Higher is Better)

MTQ Score — Global Study Group Comparison (Higher is Better)

$RIOFF : Rio2 Limited — Independent Economic Analysis

Long-Term Price Case$1,700/oz. Au
ProjectFenix (Cerro Maricunga[OLD])
Mineral Reserves3,743,000 ozs.
Shares Outstanding118,239,464
Market Cap$38,427,826
Average Annual Production227,895 ozs.
Recovery79.2%
LoM13 Years
Payable Product2,962,630 ozs.
True All-in Cost (TAIC) $1,333/oz.
Gross Revenue$5,036,471,000
Royalties($251,823,550)
Gross Income$4,784,647,450
Total Operating Cost($2,748,135,588)
Operating Profit$2,036,511,862
Income Taxes($549,858,203)
Total Capital Costs ($398,900,000)
Net Income$1,087,753,659
Net Profit Margin22%
Absolute Cost Structure (ACS)78%
MTQ Score0.3
True Value$9.20/sh.
Cash Flow Multiple5x
Annual Cash Flow$83,637,465
Future Market Cap$418,187,325
Future Market Cap Growth988%
Target$3.54/sh.

Notes: All Values in U.S. Dollars

The Fenix Project is on the high end of the TAIC curve. It will need higher gold prices to be viable. Above $1,700, Net Profit Margin becomes sustainable. It is important to note that social investment costs will be much higher than envisioned by Atacama Pacific and that will have a further deleterious impact on margins, as has the 35% increase in Chilean Corporate Taxes since 2014.

MTQ Score Comparison