Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc LSE:CMCL London Ordinary Share JE00BF0XVB15 COM SHS NPV (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.50 -0.25% 990.00 950.00 1,025.00 991.50 987.50 991.50 5,472 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 71.0 22.2 86.9 10.7 127

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It's a tough one, as the worse case is it could overnight go to zero if the Zimbabwe government do something odd, yet it could also be a brilliant business. I feel position sizing is of importance here!
Indeed which is why it'll never really attract a high rating. But at 75,000 oz and a gold price of, say, $1,500/oz, I reckon it'll churn out, at least, $40m maybe $45m cash a year. Even on 6 x that, that's a share price upto double the current one. They could easily pay out 150p a share dividend (cost $20m a year).
The bear case is the political and financial instability in Zimbabwe do not underestimate the mess the country is in or the level of corruption.
Add cheap oil and depreciating local currency v $ (salaries) thus reducing AISC and stable dividends.
All looking rather good for CMCL

With strong Q1 production (14,233 oz) and production at 93% capacity during the brief 'lockdown', seems little reason why CMCL won't hit their 2020 target of 53,000 - 56,000 oz. A strong gold price will convert that into very robust cashflow as they complete commissioning of the central shaft.

Target for next year is 75,000 oz (an increase of 34-42%). With little capex and a decent gold price, cashflow is going to be a thing of beauty...

Gold through $1,700/oz
Shares Mag & AJ Bell hosting a webinar featuring Shanta Gold, Caledonia Mining & plus one other on 5th May starting 6pm.
Decent first quarter and encouraging comments about the current level of production.
Stunning as expected. Positive outlook. A safish haven in difficult times.
sailing john
Stonking results from CMCL, both financially and operationally. All set now for a step change in profits from 2021 onwards and yet still on a P/E of 5.5, dividend yield of 3.8% with cash in the bank. Quality outfit.
With gold price at $1540/oz CMCL should be relatively unaffected by the current crisis, but shares suffering from 'sell everything' sentiment and maybe people cashing in profits to take advantage of bargains to come in general market?
Caledonia Mining sets stage for next decade with Blanket gold mine expansion


$10.16 in USA or 778p due to strengthening £/$ rate... expecting volatile share price today

Eventually the market will discover the junior exploration stocks and the share prices will be off to the races. This is part of the reason Eric Sprott continues to invest aggressively in the companies he considers to have the highest probability of getting enough “wood on the ball to knock the ball out of the park” (sorry, baseball is right around the corner).

Precious metals mining stocks are exceptionally cheap relative to the price of gold (and silver). Many of the junior exploration stocks have sold down to historically cheap levels in the latest pullback in the sector. As such, this is a good opportunity to add to existing positions in these names or to start a new position.

- Dave Kranzler

$10.98 in USA or 852p
$10.26 in USA or 815p ... :)
$10.44 in USA or 805p ... :)
$10.30 in USA or 795p ... :)
Thank you for posting. That's very helpful.
Caledonia Mining Corporation - Briefing Note
Published on January 24, 2020
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Michael C.
Private Investor and Analyst
January 24th 2020

The Proactive presentation at London on 22nd January gave the opportunity to talk with the managers of Zimbabwe-focused Gold producer, Caledonia Mining Corporation (AIM:CMCL, TSX:CAL, NYSE:CMCL). There were two main issues that I wanted to address. The first was the development of the Central Shaft and the second was the reliability of electricity supplies to its mine.

When asked bluntly what would stop the commissioning of the Central Shaft, they were adamant that there were no obvious hurdles that would cause it not to be brought into commission within the time frames given. No further regulatory requirements are needed. In fact, the most technically challenging factors appear to have been overcome. The shaft has been sunk and it’s now being fitted out. All further costs will be met out of cash flow - assuming that the Gold price does not collapse, this appears quite reasonable. And we need to put this into perspective, the company has invested some US$63m in developing the Shaft since 2015. With a six metre diameter and 1,200 metres deep, it appears to fundamentally change the dynamics of the business. Not only will it substantially extend the mine life (To 2034) but it also feeds into operating efficiencies that the market may have not yet taken on board. Basically, the Central Shaft moves the company’s centre of gravity closer to its major ore bodies. Put simply, it's a huge logistical improvement and further opens up the mine’s potential. Once in operation, the company is looking at increasing production to 80,000 oz of Gold per annum by 2022.

The reliability or otherwise of its electricity supplies are key to its development. The company has put in place diesel generators to deal with temporary outages (It has increased its backup capacity to 18.5MW). It also benefits from a mining industry wide scheme that gives it preferential access to electricity. The management were keen to emphasise the development of its Solar power project. The impression given was that this should be operational by the end of 2020. When asked about the possibility of issuing Green Bonds, they seemed to believe that this was probably not an option considering the jurisdiction. But, in my view, this is a project that will substantially change the dynamics of the organisation. To some degree, it derisks it.

At a broader level, I questioned the management about the jurisdictional risk. For many investors, Zimbabwe is simply off limits. The country has been grossly mismanaged and a way out of its economic morass is difficult to envisage. I would suggest that if there is a way out that will include a successful mining sector - it’s the country’s biggest foreign exchange earner. That said, Caledonia is not only a profitable business operation but it also supports a great many people in a very poor country and, through a variety of mechanisms, its ownership is shared with the indigenous communities. When asked about labour relations, a useful but possibly overlooked point was made. This is not South Africa and the company shares good relations with its trade unions. Possibly not surprising given the 95% unemployment rate but easy to go unnoticed. As for the Government, it has had 15 years to nationalise the operation and has chosen not to. When pressed about this threat, the management regarded it as a non-issue. The broad impression given was the Government is very supportive of the sector. In addition, the company has done a great deal to ensure that it can navigate any potential political issues. The one downside that was pointed out was the bureaucracy it faced. But this appears to be little more than an irritant.

Putting the Central Shaft project to one side, and it’s looking at growth through acquisition in Zimbabwe. When pressed, the management were quite forceful about the company’s focus on Zimbabwe. It appears to have virtually no interest in overseas growth - this is a pure Zimbabwe Gold play. The one obstacle to this strategy could be the price it’s willing to pay for acquisitions. It’s determined not to overpay but appears to be encountering sellers who have what it regards as outlandish offer prices. There also appears to be an issue with paperwork. Finalising the ownership of assets is slowing down the buying process. Nevertheless, an acquisition this year appears very likely. But I was informed that this would not be funded through a placing, it would be financed through cash flow. It also views its dividend policy as key to its investment model - there was no indication of a cut or termination of the dividend, in fact the reverse was the case.

When questioned about Nick Clarke's role as Non-Executive Director, I was told that he brings with him a great deal of local knowledge and technical expertise. That's fair enough, but I suspected that there may be some synergies with Clarke's role at Central Asia Metals (LON:CAML). That doesn't seem to be the case. The company is obviously very focused on Gold and Zimbabwe.

The overall message seems to be that the Zimbabwean mining sector is open for business and Caledonia is determined to expand its footprint in the country. As an investor, my prime concern is about events outside the company's control. But I believe this to be a well managed company with much growth upside in Zimbabwe. But it obviously comes with inherent risk.

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