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THS Tharisa Plc

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24 May 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Tharisa Plc LSE:THS London Ordinary Share CY0103562118 ORD USD0.001 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.00% 75.80 74.00 77.00 - 0.00 07:40:37
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Miscellaneous Metal Ores,nec 649.89M 82.24M 0.2743 2.52 206.86M
Tharisa Plc is listed in the Miscellaneous Metal Ores sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker THS. The last closing price for Tharisa was 75.80p. Over the last year, Tharisa shares have traded in a share price range of 47.25p to 94.00p.

Tharisa currently has 299,794,034 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Tharisa is £206.86 million. Tharisa has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 2.52.

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Great conversations. I am not glum always,I just thought PGM’s were overpriced and would fall, and more so recently as slip from deficit to surplus with chip shortage, which surplus as Tiger says may take a while to work itself out. I continue to hold, as Tiger and other point out, for this being worth its value on chromium alone, so PGM’s are cream. I see no inconsistency in holding as I consider very undervalued while expecting this PGM rise to just be a bounce in PGM prices before the fall continues. Our share price will probably go lower, that is not gloom just rational expectation, but as I consider fundamentally undervalued and I am not a trader, I shall continue to hold because of my OPTIMISM, that fundamentals will out in the end plus this year we should make a third of our valuation alone!
Thanks Wimbled.
Thanks TigerByTheTail, I have been reading more recently due to all the logistics issues, that some car manufacturers are now moving from a 'just in time' build model to a 'stockpiling' approach.

This could start having a positive effect on the Rhodium price itself, the chip issue should also start resolving itself from Q4-21 onwards.

Thanks for your help, I am looking to add more around this price, but need to raid my wife's piggy bank first....Ha Ha!

Hi Tony!
IMO, it's better to use the JMAT (Johnson Matthey) price tables for rhodium, which change 4 times every day. They represent the price JMAT are asking for rhodium sponge, which is what the car industry uses in cats (c. 87% of total Rh demand).
I believe (?) the Kitco price reflects the tiny market in rhodium coins and bullion, and it bounces around with incredible volatility. In particular, when rhodium drops Kitco lets the bottom fall out of their price - I think because they don't want to buy any rhodium coins in a falling market.
(Kitco prices for platinum and palladium are good, though - they reflect the spot market in these two metals, which are freely traded).
But, yes, rhodium does seem to have stopped falling, and even bounced a bit. Hopefully, automotive buyers are coming in at this "bargain" price.

I've shares in PAF and their BB header has displays PM prices including Rh. Link below.
So is that around a 15 % increase in the Rhodium price this afternoon on Kitco.....Mmmmmmm.
The future Chrome profits can be forecast from the last Interims. With a Chrome AISC of under $100tn and so as not to "superglue your crystal ball", you have to apply 2MT of Chrome. So at Chrome $175tn, margin of $75tn x 2MT = $150m, before SA Corp Tax and BEE Interest. And that's being conservative considering the 2MT Chrome increase through Vulcan Project adds little cost and will push down cost per tonne through economies of scale.

Being extremely bearish short-term and bearish long-term on the main commodities THS mines is a bizarre combo to stay invested in.

I happen to disagree with the prognosis ICE cars will be in decline as a total produced any time soon and any incremental decrease will be outweighed by the increase in PGM loadings per car. In 2008 a group of "experts" predicted there would be no ICE cars by 2020... Quite. The same on these 2030/2035 targets will come to pass. The UK is already way out on their target and will be compounded over the years. EU auto makers have already started their lobbying to push any deadline from 2035 to 2040. There is a complete lack of infrastructure, step change in technology (batteries, charging times etc.) no plan on how lithium/ cobalt mining will be ramped up (clue - it can't, unless Cornwall is the Saudi Arabia of Lithium!) and I have no idea when this pie in the sky new battery tech Canetoad mentions on LSE board with no lithium will be ready to actually roll out.

Rather than us arm-chair experts try and 2nd guess PGM demand, JM is far better placed:


Hi Sotolo!
By the way, just to point out the bad result from FY 2019 was caused by the investment required to switch to owner mining from contractor mining, which has since paid off handsomely.
You can see that when those FY 2019 results came out, there was a lurch down in share price from 106p to 81p. (The crash down to the low of 45p in March 2020 was down the wider market crash).
Well, isn't Tharisa in a far stronger position now than it was then? Net cash positive instead of debts, own fleet mining, Vulcan plant, much higher PGM basket price (even now), decent dividends, etc. In short, the current share price is a bit perplexing, and IMO manically depressively overdone.

I think you need to separate short-term effects (i.e. no chips for ICE cars but lots of demand) from medium-long term ones (i.e. end of cats as ICE engines die out).
Right now, we're trying to judge how much speculation there was in rhodium and palladium which has now washed out of the market, releasing ounces, and how much and how quickly automotive demand will recover. If the car industry were working normally, both rhodium and palladium should be in deficit, but take out c. 25% of demand (30% less cars x approx 85% automotive use of both metals), and the two metals must currently be in surplus. When does that reverse again? I'm not sure we'll get back to $30K rhodium again, (because the car makers (esp. Ford) were caught with their pants down the first time around). But (IMO) Rh and Pd prices should strengthen (or at least hold) through 2022-2024.
Famous last words, but I don't see the doom scenario of palladium returning to $1K/oz and rhodium to say $3K per ounce for now.

After say 2025, we're looking at medium term factors coming into play, and I certainly don't expect Pd to be trading at $2K an ounce by 2030. More like $1K on a best case basis. And rhodium will also get hit hard by the end of ICEs. Hopefully, the possibly coming hydrogen economy (platinum, iridium, ruthenium) can save the overall PGM basket price, but it's an open question.

It's up to Tharisa to ride the change here. And hope that their estimate of 5% CAGR in chrome through the 2020s is correct.

Don't forget that Vulcan will add about 400,000t per year of ultra-low cost chrome ($10/t? opex). So that should help chrome profits very nicely in the future. All told, Vulcan is looking like a clever investment right now.

Hi Sotolo why so glumy all the time? Do you ever look at the positives in life?
Tiger I don’t mean to be Cassandra but if you superglue your crystal ball you will see it says this is just a bounce in very oversold rhodium, so more fall to come; and if you read Canetoad and others over on the other board you will see mid term concern on the rise of electric cars. This is not only in Europe and US but also China which has mandated 40% of cars sold must be electric by 2030 which is not that long, and a small world change in total ice affects the supply demand ratio for rh etc and so the price radically as we have seen with chips. So if PGM profits become smaller my question is how much profit do we make from chrome now and what are the prospects? Interesting to see in 2019 made overall roughly £5m and in 2020 £40m, so our profit swings hugely but if was to settle around £25m would be a PE of 10 which is respectable - tho 2019 dividend was only just over a ha’penny which would be half a per cent at this share price! However this was before extra SA tax
80p? Maybe. Maybe not. My crystal ball is broken.
But, rhodium and palladium have stopped falling for now - palladium has bounced back to $2,000 / oz (spot price) and rhodium seems to be holding at about $11,250 / oz (JMAT).
It's worth opening THS's chart out to a five year view and comparing it against the basket price for PGMs (and chrome) over that period. It's trading way under its historical norms.
And yet business has never been better for THS. The company is net cash positive, (with a huge trade receivables - trade payables balance as well), has gone from contractor mining to its own fleet, and has built (presumably all but complete now) the Vulcan plant, which will supply an extra 400,000t of ultra-cheap chrome per year.
Barring unexpected bad news, it doesn't make sense for THS to be trading even at today's price, let alone 80p. It's taking far longer than we all hoped, but the automotive chip supply chain will sort itself out eventually, and actual demand for vehicles is reported to be very strong.

No support on the chart now. Next stop 80p
I'm down about 30% but am thinking with the dividend at over 7% and the div cover being 4x it probably makes sense at this point to hold.
Sadly looks like 80p is looking likely. Very annoying and I got sucked in by the high rhodium price. Oh well If it drops to that I will be buying. Roll on some good results and the capital spending dropping.
Martin I think this is one of the most intelligent and courteous boards, thanks. What I have posted for many months is that Rhodium was in a bubble but even if it falls by a large percentage fundamentally (which is how I invest) it doesn’t matter to me as the profit from Chromium alone is enough to justify the price to me. The market can pay what it wants, I joined as a long term holder.
you must think we are 2 yrs old with an iq to match

"oh look i've bought everything at or near the peak but hey i've gone against my other thoughts to just hold even though i post non stop about the downfall of rhodium on a daily basis"

really believable........

more likely one of those that missed the initial pgm surge last year

Xx Whitehunter
A stonking special dividend would smell a lot better :)
Yes, I am terrible and never believe my own prognostications, have held Centamin since 220, Hoc since 320 both more than halved, I am afraid I shall just hang on in here. The fact is this would be reasonably priced at profits of £30000 a year so should come right, even if Rhodium falls considerably more, Chromium falls and South Africa taxes us a lot more, and requires more sharing. However RHS may fall further in the meantime, a stinking special dividend would help and a greater than 17% of profit payout to us.
Cheers for the info.
I haven't made the trade (yet). I decided to wait and see how prices are tomorrow morning.
I've used SPDM for palladium in the past, and SPLT for platinum. They both did the job I asked of them.

Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium ETF (PALL) looks the largest. But my broker does not appear to offer options here.
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