Last week, Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. (RCKS) hosted another installment as part of our Drilling Deeper lunch series, this time featuring three
companies that own and are unlocking royalty value in unique ways. The presenting companies were AuRico Metals Inc (TSX:AMI), Marlin Gold Mining Ltd
(TSXV:MLN) and Maverix Metals Inc (TSXV:MMX). We believe all three presenters have the potential to unlock value for investors through each company’s
royalty and streaming assets.
AuRico Metals Inc (TSX:AMI)
is a unique combination of a precious metals royalty
company and a late-stage development company. It currently owns five producing royalties in stable jurisdictions, including a 1.5% NSR on Alamos Gold’s
(TSX:AGI) Young-Davidson mine in Ontario and a 2% NSR on Kirkland Lake Gold’s (TSX:KL) Fosterville mine in Australia. AuRico reported record royalty
revenues in Q3 2016 and has guided for 2016e royalty revenues of US$7.7- 8.1M. Last month, AuRico announced a definitive agreement to acquire Kiska
Metals (TSXV:KSK) for a total consideration of ~C$9.6 million, which would add six new royalties and six early stage projects to its portfolio. AuRico
also wholly owns an advanced stage gold-silver-copper project in British Columbia, Kemess. AuRico’s current valuation implies that the market gives
Kemess minimal value which suggests to us that with the completion of the Environmental Assessment (Q1 2017), followed by the mine permit (H2 2017),
AuRico should be positioned to decouple its royalty and development assets in 2017, and unlock value for shareholders.
Marlin Gold Mining Ltd (TSXV: MLN)
owns a producing gold mine, a silver-gold
development project along with multiple royalty interests, including a stream on Golden Reign's (TSXV:GRR) San Albino project in Nicaragua. In addition,
Marlin owns a 1.5% NSR royalty on Endeavour Silver’s (TSX:EDR) El Compas property and a 1% NSR on a portion of Kootenay Silver’s (TSXV:KTN) La Cigarra
project, both located in Mexico. Marlin’s La Trindad gold mine in Mexico has transitioned into a high-grade zone resulting in meaningful free cash
flow (RCKS estimate US$17-19M per quarter) allowing it to fund exploration, development activities and potentially acquire other projects or royalties.
It is Marlin’s intention that once it’s wholly owned royalty subsidiary Sailfish has visibility to cash flow, either via permits being received by
San Albino or the acquisition of a producing royalty, the company plans to monetize Sailfish for shareholders, either via spin-off or sale.
Maverix Metals Inc (TSXV:MMX)
is a recently created pure play royalty company.
The company was created by the carve-out of Pan American Silver’s (TSX:PAA) royalty assets and recently acquired a royalty package from Gold Fields
(JSE:GFI). Maverix now has seven cash-flowing royalties that are expected to bring in over 12koz of gold-equivalent production in 2017. These royalty
holdings are highlighted by a 2.5% NSR on Evolution Mining’s (ASX:EVN) Mt. Carlton gold mine in Australia, a 6% GRR (gross revenue royalty) on the
gold produced from RNC Mineral’s (TSX:RNX) Beta Hunt mine in Australia, a 100% gold stream on Pan American’s polymetallic La Colorada mine in Mexico,
and a 3.5% NSR on Ramelius Resources’ (ASX:RMS) Vivien mine in Australia. Complementing the operating assets are 19 non-producing streams and royalties,
five of which are at an advanced stage assets. Maverix is aggressively pursuing future acquisitions in the precious metals space to provide growth
beyond its organic development pipeline.
Derek Macpherson | VP Mining Analysis
Sunneva Bernhardsdottir | Associate, Mining Analysis
Victoria Ellis Hayes | Associate
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Company Specific Disclosure Details
AuRico Metals Inc - TSXV: AMI - 1,2
Marlin Gold Mining Ltd - TSXV:MLN - 1,2,3,4
Maverix Metals Inc - TSXV:MMX - 2,4
Alamos Gold Inc - TSX:AGI - None
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd - TSX:KL - None
Kiska Metals Corp - TSXV:KSK - None
Golden Reign Resources - TSXV:GRR - 4
Endeavour Silver Corp - TSX:EDR - None
Kootnay Silver Inc - TSXV:KTN - None
Pan American Silver Corp - TSX:PAA - None
Gold Fields Ltd - JSE:GFI - None
Evolution Mining Ltd - ASX:EVN - None
RNC Minerals Corp - TSX:RNX - 2,4
Ramelius Resources Ltd - ASX:RMS - None
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