Coverage Initiated on Near-Term Commercial Silver Producer Rerating Expected
“Silver X marks the spot in the junior silver producer sector with the Nueva Recuperada project,” noted an Echelon Capital Markets report. “We see the current valuation as a potentially rewarding risk-return proposition.”
Silver X Mining Corp. (AGX:TSX.V) is now part of Echelon Capital Markets’ coverage universe given the producer is on the cusp of commercial production, and has growth plans and exploration potential, reported analyst Gabriel Gonzalez in a Dec. 9 research note.
The investment bank just initiated coverage on Silver X with a Speculative Buy rating and a CA$1 per share price target. The latter represents about a 222% projected return from the miner’s current share price of about CA$0.31.
Gonzalez presented Echelon’s investment thesis on Silver X, which he described as “an emerging junior silver producer focused on near-term positive cash flow and production growth at its Nueva Recuperada project in Peru.”
Now in commercial preproduction, Silver X plans to ramp up production at its flagship silver-zinc-lead project in Peru at least through the next three to four years, noted Gonzalez. The first goal is completion of an in-progress expansion to 720 tons per day (tpd) of output from 600 tpd, which should move the company into positive cash flow territory in early Q1/22.
Then in about mid-H1/22, the company aims to commence commercial production, Gonzalez relayed and during next year will produce 1,800,000 ounces (1.8 Moz) of silver equivalent (Ag eq), Echelon forecasts. With an estimated all-in sustaining cost of $17–18 per ounce of Ag eq, this would generate about $8.1 million in EBITDA.
Subsequently, management intends to further boost production to 2,500 tpd by 2024-2025, yielding about 6–7 Moz of Ag eq per year, according to Echelon’s estimates.
Gonzalez highlighted that Silver X has significant potential to grow the district and its current mineral resource. After many acquisitions and agreements, the miner now has a consolidated land package of about 15,000 hectares and an Inferred resource of 7,300,000 tons of 131 grams per ton of silver equivalent. The company is currently conducting a 25,000 meter drill program, aiming to expand and upgrade resources and make new discoveries.
“Aside from Nueva Recuperada and the company’s current exploration/development pipeline, management continues looking for additional opportunities to further grow the company,” Gonzalez wrote.
Finally, the analyst pointed out that Silver X stock is “still flying under investors’ radar” and trading at a discount, about 0.2 times Echelon’s net asset value (NAV) for it versus where sector peers are trading, at 0.8 times NAV. However, Echelon expects Silver X to rerate once it starts generating positive cash flow and the story gets more attention.
“With the ramp-up of production, delivery of positive cash flow, increased resource confidence with an updated resource and preliminary economic assessment in H1/22, we see the current valuation as a potentially rewarding risk-return proposition,” Gonzalez wrote.
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Has the Analyst had an onsite visit with the Issuer within the last 12 months? Nueva Recuperada Project. Peru. October 28-30, 2021. Yes.
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