Corcel – Initiation of Coverage

Blue-sky battery metals exploration & flexible grid solutions are a compelling play on the decarbonisation of the global economy

Corcel is the old Regency Mines, a company probably best known for its vast PNG nickel laterite project Mambare which, on its own, was once valued at £40 million. It has been a bit quiet over recent years as the company has gone through a substantial restructuring since the previous Chairman was rather unceremoniously voted out by shareholders. The decks have now been cleared ready for a period of substantial growth. With James Parsons now at the helm and the 12 month “legacy clean up” phase behind them, investors can look forwards to the creation of a highly relevant vehicle.

  • Positioned to really benefit from expected price hike in battery metals

    The transition to a low carbon world has begun in earnest. Storage is needed for renewable energy to be a viable and stable source of energy, and hence the growing clamour for batteries and battery metals where a supply crunch is expected in the mid-2020s onwards with big structural price hikes.

  • Mambare poised to be a DSO nickel supplier to the large Chinese market

    A Mining Lease could be awarded in 4-6 months allowing a DSO operation, funded by a JV partner. Together with Wowo Gap, another big PNG nickel project that is coming to Corcel, this could create some M&A action.

  • Big opportunities as the UK switches to flexible power generation

    Corcel is investing in energy storage/renewable projects to provide critical services to the UK grid as it transitions from coal/nuclear generated power to renewables. The initial 100MW energy storage at Burwell, Cambridge is strongly backed by a major pipeline of projects that are under review.

  • Peer comparisons & industry metrics suggest an initial 141% upside

    Our highly conservative valuation begins to show the potential. We initiate coverage of Corcel with a target price of 3.19p and Conviction Buy stance.


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Table: financial overview
Year to June 2019A 2020A 2021E 2022E
Revenue (£'000) - - - -
PTP (£'000) (2,608) (1,482) (1,080) (1,730)
EPS (p) (26) (2) (0.72) (0.59)
Source: Company accounts & Align Research