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Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)

Business description

Wheaton Precious Metals is the pre-eminent pure precious metals streaming company, with c 30 high quality, precious metals streaming and early deposit agreements relating to assets in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, the US and Guyana.

Stock data

Market cap.C$10108.8m
Last closeC$22.79
High / Low (52 weeks)C$29.7 / C$20.1
Stock market listingUS, CN
Forecast net debt (US$m)1268.1
Forecast gearing ratio (%)25
TeamResources - Mining

Price performance

Relative *12.6(16.7)(7.8)

* % Relative to local index

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Company news

Investment summary

WPM's Q218 underlying results (excluding an exceptional gain relating to the San Dimas stream) were closely in line with our forecasts, with sales correlating closely with production. Prior to that, WPM acquired a cobalt stream from Vale's Voisey's Bay mine for US$390m. Since then, it has acquired a gold/palladium stream from Sibanye's Stillwater mine for US$500m. We estimate that the two transactions together will increase basic EPS by an aggregate 10.3c per share once both are operational after FY21. Nevertheless they leave WPM with capacity for up to c US$0.7bn in additional deals as at end-Q318.

Last updated on 28/09/2018

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2016A 891.6 602.7 269.8 62.0 28.2 12.4
2017A 843.2 564.7 277.4 63.0 27.8 13.7
2018E 811.5 525.8 240.5 54.0 32.4 14.4
2019E 1013.0 696.9 361.9 81.7 21.4 11.1

Last updated on 25/09/2018

Latest research

Q218 results in line with expectations

Update | Mining | 21/08/2018

Palladium ex machina

Update | Mining | 24/07/2018

Kobold ex machina

Update | Mining | 21/06/2018

Serene start

Update | Mining | 18/05/2018

A fine finish

Update | Mining | 27/03/2018


Update | Mining | 15/02/2018

Never knowingly undersold

Update | Mining | 10/11/2017

Still shining

Outlook | Mining | 30/08/2017

Formerly Silver Wheaton (SLW)

Update | Mining | 18/05/2017

What a difference a quarter makes

Update | Mining | 29/03/2017

Q3 in perspective and Q4 preview

Update | Mining | 06/12/2016

Q3 results scheduled for 9 November

Update | Mining | 02/11/2016

Latest video

Analyst Interview - Silver Wheaton

Industry outlook

Assuming no material purchases of additional streams, we forecast a value for WPM of US$33.00/share (C$43.25/share) in FY21. In the meantime, it is trading on near-term financial ratios that are cheaper than its royalty/streaming peers on 91% of typical valuation measures and the miners themselves on at least 37% of the same measures, despite being associated with materially less risk.

Last updated on 28/09/2018

Key management

Randy V. J. Smallwood , CEO
Gary D. Brown , CFO
Patrick Drouin , Director of Investor Relations
Rory Quinn , IR

Company address

Suite 3150
666 Burrard Street
V6C 2X8
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