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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Sylvania Platinum Limited LSE:SLP London Ordinary Share BMG864081044 CMN SHS USD0.01 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.70 6.51% 44.20 43.00 44.50 44.50 41.75 41.75 947,784 16:35:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 55.6 19.2 0.0 - 125

Sylvania Platinum Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/7/2020
21:33
I'm surprised that it only went up 6% today, should be around the 70 or 80p range.
nimrod22
09/7/2020
09:38
Good call petewy , took it as a chance to top up
epicsurf
09/7/2020
09:35
Overhang cleared now Blue skies ahead
basem1
06/7/2020
20:59
Heavy buying today....encouraging.
santangello
05/7/2020
12:49
Yes Epic I noticed these buys and they stopped me selling.
petewy
05/7/2020
12:04
They have provided updated production guidance. They reduced it from 74-76koz to 68koz which with 60koz of Q1-3 makes 8koz guidance for Q4, obviously affected by the shutdowns. They don't provide future production guidance until the audited results of the prior year, which makes sense given they won't really know until the year has started and a lot must be in flux at the moment. They don't tend to issue trading statements because they have very good and complete financials in the quarterly statements, this is why we are able to model future earnings reasonably effectively. That said, the Investor Relations function is one of the worst I've ever come across: emails need regular chasing to get the most basic of responses, and sometimes are ignored completely. Phone numbers on RNS's don't work. Bermuda AGM without dial-in options. No online presentations, etc. etc. The Liberum notes are well-written research and provide additional detail but are not available to everyone. So while they should be commended for the quality of the quarterly updates, giving the appearance of a lack of openness with shareholders doesn't sit well with a foreign-domiciled company listed on AIM where some of their past deal-making has been called into question: hTTps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-10-02-the-great-samancor-heist/ Greater openness would go a long way to allaying these fears.
dangersimpson2
04/7/2020
18:43
By now they should have provided a revised production guidance compared to the previous production guidance for the year to show how the lockdown has affected production. And also how the lockdown has affected its finances. Poor comms comes to mind.
risa5
04/7/2020
17:01
The number of new covid cases is still rising daily in south Africa, looks like they haven't peaked yet. That might be one factor for the anaemic share price
chessmaster10
03/7/2020
17:53
There is some large off book transactions https://www.londonstockexchange.com/stock/SLP/sylvania-platinum-limited/trade-recap?lang=en 03.07.2014:39: 38.00GB X 750,000 285,000.00 Off-Book LRGS - 37.38GB X 335,000 125,206.25 Off-Book LRGSAIMX
epicsurf
03/7/2020
17:20
You need to discount a second wave in South Africa.
russman
03/7/2020
15:56
epicsurf, no other explanation, especially if you look at the end of day delayed trades
martinfrench
03/7/2020
15:24
Are we assuming there a forced seller/institution in the background, everytime it starts to rise it's sold into ,happened a few times with shares I own when overhang is cleared recovers pretty quick, just a thought
epicsurf
03/7/2020
13:23
I too am still holding at a loss, larger than I would normally, due to the nature of the movements. You only need to look at the long term chart to see the huge swings. Although we don't expect a spectacular update, the amount of cash generated is what I'm interested in. For all we know with the deficit in palladium ect, the Chinese could still be buying as much as they can and the company could be valued at 2x - 3x it's cash. The share price could just as quickly rise as it did in feb20 if cash generation hasn't been impact too much
pleaty1
03/7/2020
13:23
I too am still holding at a loss, larger than I would normally, due to the nature of the movements. You only need to look at the long term chart to see the huge swings. Although we don't expect a spectacular update, the amount of cash generated is what I'm interested in. For all we know with the deficit in palladium ect, the Chinese could still be buying as much as they can and the company could be valued at 2x - 3x it's cash. The share price could just as quickly rise as it did in feb20 if cash generation hasn't been impact too much
pleaty1
03/7/2020
13:15
A good time to start drip feeding small buys so as to be in on the dip curve and be ready to ride it back up.
nimrod22
03/7/2020
10:13
Platinum virtually unchanged over last month, yet this is down over 20% on no news. How low can it go ?
prettygreen
02/7/2020
19:48
ds2 thanks for the ot imfo
graham86
02/7/2020
19:24
Being a rabbit is not good. Either become an assassin and cut your losses (or take your winnings) Or become an Hunter and buy some more (If you haven't, read the excellent Art of the Execution, it will explain the above) This is the only share in my portfolio I haven't stop lossed, just as well after this morning. I'm waiting to see what happens with the potential 12% dividend on offer. Been a few stockopedia articles rating this stock, so I am still in, currently running a small loss after being nearly 60% up at one stage! but you pays your money you.........
neilunderwood
02/7/2020
18:35
I read all the post but I'm having a Homer moment. Duuuuhhhh. Do I buy sell or keep on my watchlist.
petewy
02/7/2020
15:36
Hi Redtrend, Thanks for the feedback. I have included the 6E production revenue but split into 4E & byproducts. The production forecast is for 4E so we are expecting 8koz of 4E production in Q4 and about 2.7koz of byproducts on top since 4E production is almost always close to 75% of 6E. Byproduct prices here are pretty consistent and don't make a big difference. Byproducts add about $0.6m to the 4E revenue for Q4. The difference between the gross basket quoted by the company and the JM average is usually pretty close, in fact normally the gross basket is slightly higher than JM. However, Q3 was an anomaly and was 89% of the basket, the big change was that Rhodium prices had gone up a lot, which suggests to me that SLP are not getting the JM average for Rhodium. In Q4 Rhodium is still historically elevated on JM values so I may be misguided but I think there is a reasonable chance that the SLP quoted Gross basket for Q4 will be below the JMM average of ZAR37,577 or $2088. On the refining fees vs sales of concentrate, I get your point but this doesn't seem to make any difference. You can calculate the 4E reported revenue/oz and compare it to the gross basket price and it almost always comes out very close to 67%. I think the whole point of the sales adjustments is that they book revenue at prevailing prices and adjust later including the refiners fees which is why this remains so consistent across almost all quarters. 19Q1 19Q2 19Q3 19Q4 20Q1 20Q2 20Q3 AverageJM Average Basket Price 14,716 16,040 17,153 18,253 21,594 25,830 38,056 SLP Reported Gross Basket/Oz 16,263 17,14 19,868 18,659 24,557 27,499 33,921 SLP as a % of JM 111% 107% 116% 102% 114% 106% 89% 106%4E Reported Rev /Oz 10,453 11,815 13,498 11,737 17,415 18,16 22,797 4E Reported Rev as a % of Gross Basket 64% 69% 68% 63% 71% 66% 67% 67%4E Reported Rev as a % of JM Avg Basket 71% 74% 79% 64% 81% 70% 60% 71% Therefore if you want to estimate the 4E revenue you should take the number of oz x 67% of the gross basket price. If Q3 was an anomaly and the gross basket price comes in at $2088 then you have $11.2m 4E revenue but if I'm right and the gross basket will be lower than the JM value in high quoted Rhodium price environments then this could be as low as $10m. I guess we'll know at the end of the month I agree with most of the rest, costs are likely to be higher per oz, hence my value being optimistic. Sales adjustments are a massive unknown, since ZAR weakness may have saved them from this being a loss in ZAR terms. The cash balance will be at balance sheet date though and here the ZAR strengthened slightly from 18.04/$ at end of Q3 to 17.35 at the end of Q4 so this will help cash balances, as will working capital unwind. Good point on the cash taxes. So cash balance may not be that bad, of course depending on whether they ended up with an EBITDA loss for Q4 or can eke out a positive number. I agree Grasvally looks dead in the current environment which is a shame.
dangersimpson2
02/7/2020
14:37
Danger - on your EBITDA ratio of 3, did you normalise for SLP's cash position of $40m+? EBITDA ratios can be misleading as another Company may also have a ratio of 3, but may have large Debt + Interest payments (rather than Cash like SLP, who also themselves get paid interest on their cash) and high Capex eating cashflows - as we all know SLP Capex is very low. I prefer looking at free cashflow, so taking into account Interest & Tax, Capex and then normalising for cash/ debt position. What other miners have a ratio below 3? I'd be interested to know if not too off topic.
redtrend
02/7/2020
14:31
Danger - whilst I agree with your pessimism for this FY Q4 2020, I don't agree with some of your calculations in post 2922. SLP predominantly report on a 4E basis, but do also provide all the 6E stats. However all the Oz production forecasts we all use are 4E (e.g. 8,000 Oz forecast for this Q4), so you need to base all calcs on 4E basis. It is not correct to state SLP receive 67% x 82% of basket price, which would be only 55%. SLP receive the final refined price of 4E basket minus refiner's costs + fees (normally 20-25%), hence the 4-month payment delay from time they hand over concentrate to refiner, to time it's refined and SLP are paid - they do not sell on a concentrate basis. As an example using SLP's last FY Q3 2020 Report: - SLP report a 4E basket price of $2,038 per 4E Oz in their Q Report. - Using JM PGM prices, 4E basket price for same period is $2,052 - near exactly same as SLP reported, so depending on when in period PGMs were sold by SLP, difference is negligible. - SLP don't report exact "Oz sales" each Q, but as Q2 and Q3 had same production level, you could assume they sold circa 19,500 Oz. - $2,038 x 19,500 Oz = $39.7M revenue - SLP don't receive above of course. If you strip out sales adjustments which would inflate SLP's revenues for Q3, their revenue for Q3 was stated as $31.3m, the difference compared to $39,7m being the Refiner's costs + fees. This amounts to basket price realised by SLP of $1,605, therefore a Refiner's costs + fee in realms of 21% for Q3, not 33% and certainly not an additional further reduction of 18% on basket price. In terms of where I agree and why I'm pessimistic for this Q3: - AISC per Oz will shoot up if SLP only produce 8,000 Oz. A lot of costs will be fixed and whilst some may be tied to production, AISC will still increase substantially. - Further ZAR weakness will hit the USD cash balance again, because SLP keep a huge proportion of cash in ZAR. I sent number of emails on this when Terry was at helm that it was better to pay a dividend than leave cash in the bank with risk of Forex. Only benefit is SLP seem to be making near $0.5m per Q on interest which isn't too shabby. - Period of Grasvally Sale has expired and been no news - either way should have received a RNS on this, but assume it hasn't gone through. - SLP appear to pay tax on bi-annual basis, so there will be the taxes to consider (Q2 and Q4 always have less cash build up because of this). - With basket price falling in Q3 compared to Q2, we may see a negative sales adjustment, compared to Q2 which because of rising basket price was a huge $12.3m. I believe therefore the cash balance will actually decrease for this Q4. However with such a large cash balance overall, hard to know if this pessimism is now already baked in to the share price
redtrend
02/7/2020
14:03
I think it will be weak into Q4 results when people see the big drop in EBITDA and then may turn if the FY results in August contain reasonable production guidance for FY21. If they can do around 60koz in FY21 and PGM pricing remains at current levels then they will start to look good value again, maybe on a fwd EV/EBITDA of around 3, just not as good value as earlier this year when they were on less than 1xEV/EBITDA. The big question is, is that cheap enough? Plenty of companies have a fwd EV/EBITTA below 3 in the mining sector at the moment.
dangersimpson2
02/7/2020
12:49
Days of relentless selling here Should turn on a sixpence when the times right
basem1
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