St. Barbara Limited, ASX:SBM, Intrepid Mines Limited (Australia), ASX:IAU, Kingsgate Consolidated Limited ASX:KCN

There are some bargains to be had in Australia this week with the junior Gold Miners.

St Barbara Limited is an Australia-based company.

The Company is engaged in mining and the sale of gold, mineral exploration and development. The Company operates in two segments: Leonora and Southern Cross Operations.

The Leonora Operation comprise the Gwalia 1.2 ton per annum processing plant and the Gwalia underground mine, as well as nearby development opportunities.

The Southern Cross Operations comprise the Marvel Loch 2.4 million ton per annum processing facility, the Marvel Loch underground mine and a number of development opportunities.

The two gold operations produce in aggregate over 200, 000 ounces of gold per annum. St Barbara evaluates opportunities in a range of belts throughout Australia, and has land holdings in the Gawler Block of South Australia and the East Lachlan Belt in New South Wales.

Consensus Estimates Analysis

# of EstimatesMeanHighLow1 Year Ago
SALES (in millions)
Year Ending Jun-118369.51400.53358.56355.12
Year Ending Jun-128496.21539.63456.10467.74
EARNINGS (per share)
Year Ending Jun-11919.3924.9016.3017.40
Year Ending Jun-12930.8037.2023.7035.12
LT Growth Rate (%)198.8398.8398.83218.20

Sales and Earnings Figures in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Valuation Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
P/E Ratio (TTM)970.1128.3220.1214.81
P/E High - Last 5 Yrs.61.75102.77134.0898.71
P/E Low - Last 5 Yrs.61.7552.9827.6012.60
Beta-0.020.841.261.22
Price to Sales (TTM)1.7018.792.092.06
Price to Book (MRQ)1.442.812.152.86
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ)1.473.062.334.60
Price to Cash Flow (TTM)9.5318.2417.109.12
Price to Free Cash Flow (TTM)126.7948.0821.3620.11
% Owned Institutions----

Dividends

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Dividend Yield-1.241.242.14
Dividend Yield - 5 Year Avg.0.001.521.442.40
Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate--0.3715.81-2.25
Payout Ratio(TTM)0.0017.1516.2526.66

Growth Rates

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Sales (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago27.6142.4421.3311.77
Sales (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago9.0850.6020.8410.23
Sales - 5 Yr. Growth Rate35.3422.8813.487.80
EPS (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago4,020.5292.7928.4510.87
EPS (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago101.35---
EPS - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-7.5923.326.13
Capital Spending - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-20.5315.433.84

Financial Strength

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Quick Ratio (MRQ)2.451.680.810.65
Current Ratio (MRQ)2.782.961.201.00
LT Debt to Equity (MRQ)1.4225.4016.38115.50
Total Debt to Equity (MRQ)3.0827.6234.21154.05
Interest Coverage (TTM)-9.230.1423.34

Profitability Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Gross Margin (TTM)34.1332.9027.4334.12
Gross Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.34.0528.9225.7232.70
EBITD Margin (TTM)21.29---
EBITD - 5 Yr. Avg2.428.7519.2320.34
Operating Margin (TTM)3.61-52.9915.49-
Operating Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.-10.45-3.2514.0715.54
Pre-Tax Margin (TTM)0.15-51.0115.5014.94
Pre-Tax Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.-12.920.1413.8915.11
Net Profit Margin (TTM)0.15-56.2611.4511.25
Net Profit Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.-12.92-5.8210.1011.22
Effective Tax Rate (TTM)0.0022.2424.0821.47
Effecitve Tax Rate - 5 Yr. Avg.-24.5027.8524.89

Efficiency

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Revenue/Employee (TTM)-2,650,9751,186,334,840723,527
Net Income/Employee (TTM)-294,303134,014,45697,663
Receivable Turnover (TTM)36.7820.965.858.64
Inventory Turnover (TTM)10.744.115.357.80
Asset Turnover (TTM)0.640.481.060.57

Management Effectiveness

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Return on Assets (TTM)0.097.9011.236.66
Return on Assets - 5 Yr. Avg.-8.095.8410.866.27
Return on Investment (TTM)0.119.7718.058.84
Return on Investment - 5 Yr. Avg.-10.056.7416.158.31
Return on Equity (TTM)0.1213.5218.3618.72
Return on Equity - 5 Yr. Avg.-14.347.1319.5120.22

Intrepid Mines Limited (Australia), ASX:IAU

Intrepid Mines Limited (Intrepid) is an Australia-based company engaged in gold mining and, development and exploration at a portfolio of properties.

It operates the Tujuh Bukit exploration activity which is funded under a joint venture alliance in respect of the Tujuh Bukit gold-silver-copper project in eastern Java, Indonesia.

In July 2010, the Company sold the Paulsens gold mine in Western Australia to focus its activities on the exploration of the Tujuh Bukit project in Indonesia. Intrepid's subsidiaries include DRD (Porgera) Limited, DRD Australasia Services Pty Ltd, DRD Isle of Man Limited, Emperor Mines Limited, Fortis Limited, Intrepid Mines Mexico SA de CV, Intrepid Mines (Isle of Man) Ltd, Intrepid NuStar Exchange Corporation, Minera Planicie SA de CV, Minera Sierra SA de CV, Mountain Exploration Ltd, Nustar Mining Corporation Pty Ltd and Tujuh Bukit Pte Ltd.

Valuation Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
P/E Ratio (TTM)-28.3220.1214.81
P/E High - Last 5 Yrs.-102.77134.0898.71
P/E Low - Last 5 Yrs.-52.9827.6012.60
Beta1.760.841.261.22
Price to Sales (TTM)212.3718.792.092.06
Price to Book (MRQ)4.302.812.152.86
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ)4.403.062.334.60
Price to Cash Flow (TTM)-18.2417.109.12
Price to Free Cash Flow (TTM)-48.0821.3620.11
% Owned Institutions----

Dividends

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Dividend Yield-1.241.242.14
Dividend Yield - 5 Year Avg.-1.521.442.40
Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate--0.3715.81-2.25
Payout Ratio(TTM)-17.1516.2526.66

Growth Rates

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Sales (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago1,666.2942.4421.3311.77
Sales (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago638.1750.6020.8410.23
Sales - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-22.8813.487.80
EPS (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago-124.7792.7928.4510.87
EPS (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago-38.71---
EPS - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-7.5923.326.13
Capital Spending - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-59.2120.5315.433.84

Financial Strength

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Quick Ratio (MRQ)-1.680.810.65
Current Ratio (MRQ)71.422.961.201.00
LT Debt to Equity (MRQ)0.0025.4016.38115.50
Total Debt to Equity (MRQ)0.0027.6234.21154.05
Interest Coverage (TTM)-9.230.1423.34

Profitability Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Gross Margin (TTM)-32.9027.4334.12
Gross Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.-28.9225.7232.70
EBITD Margin (TTM)-626.87---
EBITD - 5 Yr. Avg-8.7519.2320.34
Operating Margin (TTM)-983.78-52.9915.49-
Operating Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.--3.2514.0715.54
Pre-Tax Margin (TTM)-983.78-51.0115.5014.94
Pre-Tax Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.-0.1413.8915.11
Net Profit Margin (TTM)-991.27-56.2611.4511.25
Net Profit Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.--5.8210.1011.22
Effective Tax Rate (TTM)-22.2424.0821.47
Effecitve Tax Rate - 5 Yr. Avg.-24.5027.8524.89

Efficiency

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Revenue/Employee (TTM)-2,650,9751,186,334,840723,527
Net Income/Employee (TTM)-294,303134,014,45697,663
Receivable Turnover (TTM)2.2220.965.858.64
Inventory Turnover (TTM)-4.115.357.80
Asset Turnover (TTM)0.030.481.060.57

Management Effectiveness

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Return on Assets (TTM)-31.527.9011.236.66
Return on Assets - 5 Yr. Avg.-5.8410.866.27
Return on Investment (TTM)-32.899.7718.058.84
Return on Investment - 5 Yr. Avg.-6.7416.158.31
Return on Equity (TTM)-33.5213.5218.3618.72
Return on Equity - 5 Yr. Avg.-7.1319.5120.22

Kingsgate Consolidated Limited ASX:KCN

Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (Kingsgate) is an Australia-based gold mining and exploration company. The Company is engaged in mining in Thailand and mineral exploration in Australia and Thailand. The company owns and operates the Chatree Gold Mine in central Thailand through its Thai subsidiary, Akara Mining Limited. The Company operates in the gold mining and exploration segment. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010), the Company's total production at Chatree mine was 132,628 ounces of gold and 549,522 ounces of silver. The Company's exploration processes include resource development (within the mining leases), near-mine exploration and regional exploration.

Consensus Estimates Analysis

# of EstimatesMeanHighLow1 Year Ago
SALES (in millions)
Year Ending Jun-1113188.60245.20145.06178.18
Year Ending Jun-1213393.40467.85320.57293.83
EARNINGS (per share)
Year Ending Jun-111544.1173.5016.6083.03
Year Ending Jun-1215103.43160.5033.70131.38
LT Growth Rate (%)424.4446.3713.0942.01

Sales and Earnings Figures in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Valuation Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
P/E Ratio (TTM)15.1428.3220.1214.81
P/E High - Last 5 Yrs.26.66102.77134.0898.71
P/E Low - Last 5 Yrs.12.7152.9827.6012.60
Beta0.800.841.261.22
Price to Sales (TTM)6.9218.792.092.06
Price to Book (MRQ)3.432.812.152.86
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ)3.453.062.334.60
Price to Cash Flow (TTM)16.8418.2417.109.12
Price to Free Cash Flow (TTM)-48.0821.3620.11
% Owned Institutions----

Dividends

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Dividend Yield3.811.241.242.14
Dividend Yield - 5 Year Avg.1.871.521.442.40
Dividend 5 Year Growth Rate37.97-0.3715.81-2.25
Payout Ratio(TTM)65.1117.1516.2526.66

Growth Rates

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Sales (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago-25.2342.4421.3311.77
Sales (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago-16.0550.6020.8410.23
Sales - 5 Yr. Growth Rate21.4022.8813.487.80
EPS (MRQ) vs Qtr. 1 Yr. Ago-66.4692.7928.4510.87
EPS (TTM) vs TTM 1 Yr. Ago-36.21---
EPS - 5 Yr. Growth Rate50.157.5923.326.13
Capital Spending - 5 Yr. Growth Rate-3.9420.5315.433.84

Financial Strength

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Quick Ratio (MRQ)1.051.680.810.65
Current Ratio (MRQ)1.182.961.201.00
LT Debt to Equity (MRQ)0.0325.4016.38115.50
Total Debt to Equity (MRQ)13.0327.6234.21154.05
Interest Coverage (TTM)-9.230.1423.34

Profitability Ratios

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Gross Margin (TTM)67.8432.9027.4334.12
Gross Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.52.0728.9225.7232.70
EBITD Margin (TTM)50.31---
EBITD - 5 Yr. Avg45.308.7519.2320.34
Operating Margin (TTM)39.28-52.9915.49-
Operating Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.33.28-3.2514.0715.54
Pre-Tax Margin (TTM)39.28-51.0115.5014.94
Pre-Tax Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.33.280.1413.8915.11
Net Profit Margin (TTM)33.42-56.2611.4511.25
Net Profit Margin - 5 Yr. Avg.29.56-5.8210.1011.22
Effective Tax Rate (TTM)14.9222.2424.0821.47
Effecitve Tax Rate - 5 Yr. Avg.11.1924.5027.8524.89

Efficiency

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Revenue/Employee (TTM)368,1482,650,9751,186,334,840723,527
Net Income/Employee (TTM)123,043294,303134,014,45697,663
Receivable Turnover (TTM)11.8320.965.858.64
Inventory Turnover (TTM)5.774.115.357.80
Asset Turnover (TTM)0.440.481.060.57

Management Effectiveness

CompanyIndustrySectorS&P 500
Return on Assets (TTM)14.807.9011.236.66
Return on Assets - 5 Yr. Avg.13.025.8410.866.27
Return on Investment (TTM)16.989.7718.058.84
Return on Investment - 5 Yr. Avg.14.466.7416.158.31
Return on Equity (TTM)18.0013.5218.3618.72
Return on Equity - 5 Yr. Avg.15.247.1319.5120.22

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