Northern Star Resources Ltd (NST)

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General Information
Company Name: Northern Star Resources Ltd
Stock Code: NST
GICS Sub-Industry: Gold
Market Cap ($M): 734
Equiv. Shares (M): 592

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.260 $ 1.255 $ 1.280 $ 1.245 $ 1.240 4,182,591 $ 0.020  1.613 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2)
Recommendation Date: 12th Nov 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
Northern Star Resources Ltd (NST) is a gold production and exploration company with a resource base located in the gold regions of Western Australia. NST’s flagship project is the Paulsens Gold Mine.

Strategy Analysis:
Northern Star Resources are pushing to grow resources, production and cash flow at Paulsens. The Company is working hard to establish its second operating mine at its recently acquired Ashburton Project. Ashburton has a JORC resource of 668,000oz and they believe there is scope to increase this. As well as offering exploration potential, Ashburton is attractive to Northern Star because it is within trucking distance of the Paulsens processing plant.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F -- 30.6 19.5 4.1 7.0 5.7 --
2015  F -- 25.6 219.1 4.8 5.8 4.7 --
2014  A 38.6 8.0 21.5 11.9 3.5 3.7 100.0
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
Newcrest Mining (NCM) $7,634 M -0.0429 -0.2248 0.4715 17.6721 22.7970 15.4923 0.00 0.00 2.01
Northern Star Resources (NST) $723 M 0.2151 2.1908 0.1954 15.2120 4.7675 3.9882 2.87 4.74 5.78
OceanaGold (OGC) $763 M -- -- -0.0380 -- 7.3912 7.6830 0.00 0.00 0.00
OZ Minerals (OZL) $1,153 M -- -- 0.1368 -- 73.2177 64.4068 5.26 5.26 3.97
Regis Resources (RRL) $795 M -- -- 0.8378 -- 12.2214 6.6499 0.00 NaN 5.64

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
NST 0.39 8.19 2.94 0.09 2.01
Market 1.13 13.6 1.00 1.02 3.00
Sector 0.66 11.4 0.75 0.97 2.51

Name Position Start Date
Mr William (Bill) James Beament Managing Director 20 August 2007
Mr Christopher Kenneth George Rowe Non-Executive Chairman 20 February 2003
Mr John Daniel Fitzgerald Non-Executive Director 30 November 2012
Mr Peter Edmund O'Connor Non-Executive Director 21 May 2012

Name Position
Raymond Parry Chief Financial Officer
Liza Carpene Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
28,408,283 (6.70%) Van Eck Associates Corporation
21,475,284 (5.06%) BlackRock Group
21,946,900 (5.17%) Investment Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
22 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
29 September 2015 Report (Annual)
27 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
30 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
28 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
26 February 2015 Report (Interim)
29 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
22 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
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