Xtract Resources - Initiation of Coverage

Compelling combination of strong cash flow generating gold projects and quality blue-sky exploration copper-gold plays

Xtract Resources is the old Xtract Energy that Executive Chairman Colin Bird rescued back in 2013 and set on a new course. The early acquisition of a Chilean gold mine failed to meet expectations but the Manica Gold mining licence in Mozambique looks to be coming good. The company has been benefiting from a growing profit share from the alluvial gold on its licence area in a neat deal where other parties fund the necessary capex.

  • Growing profit share from Manica alluvials and hard rock gold mining

    Profit share from Manica has been growing steadily for a couple of years now but it is about to step up a gear. The same sort of model is being employed at the Fair Bride hard rock deposit where a 35,000oz pa gold operation is set to begin before the year-end. Here, Omnia is providing the $6-8 million necessary capex and Xtract will get 23% of revenue after costs.

  • On course for £12.5m share of annual mining profits within 12 months

    More similar profit-sharing deals are about to come to fruition at Eureka (copper & gold) and Kalenga (copper), dramatically transforming Xtract’s fortunes. The board has worked hard on these deals for a while, but it does seem that all the trains are about to arrive at the station at the same time.

  • Blue-sky projects include Bushranger in the hot Lachland Fold Belt

    This area in New South Wales is Australia’s world-class copper-gold province and elephant country. Here, Xtract has just acquired an open ended JORC resource of 350,000t of contained copper in quite a coup. ASX listed explorers with interests here have recently seen big re-ratings.

  • Big disconnect in the share price as our valuation shows 480%+ upside

    We believe our valuation is conservative and initiate coverage of Xtract with a target price of 6.56p and a Conviction Buy stance.


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Table: financial overview
Year to Dec 2018A 2019A 2020E 2021E
Revenue (£’000) 892 1,351 1,400 8,300
PTP (£’000) (736) (1,090) (720) 5,300
EPS (p) (0.20) (0.30) (0.15) 0.86
Source: Company accounts & Align Research