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Polaris Minerals Corporation T.PLS

Sector: Building Materials | Sub-Sector: Building Materials
Alternate Symbol(s):  POLMF

Polaris Materials Corp is engaged in the development of quarries and the production of construction aggregates. The Company's products include large and small gravel, and concrete sand.
Price: $2.21 | Change: $-0.02 | %Change: -0.90%
Volume: 3,925 | Day High/Low: 2.23/2.21 | 52 Week High/Low: 3.20/1.65
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5 stars

google plans

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/11/11/google-snatching-up-silicon-valley-real-estate-to-prepare-for-massive-hiring-spree/  rate and reply
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Canadian export article

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-22/rate-cut-gives-exports-boost-amid-plunging-oil-corporate-canada.html  rate and reply
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Looney collapse

This is only anecdotal, but I notice that PLS's neighbor, WEF was up 15% yesterday and looks to open up again. They export from BC to the US and elsewhere. I'm not aware of a rally in the non-Canadian...read more
5 stars

RE:RE:RE:News

Not to discount weather-related delays completely, but I sensed a new confidence in pricing power. In my own biased opinion, pricing guidance is all that matters near term. They will get volume -- SF...read more
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RE:RE:News

Can we qualify 15 to 20% increase in tonnage as sandbagging ?  or very conservative ?   I would have expected a bit more as this would be an increase of 500  to 700 thousand tons for the year.   And...read more
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RE:News

So we have a good idea about volume for 2015.  If Polaris is to become cash flow positive this year, we need at least $14 a ton, assuming no unexpected issues come up.  rate and reply
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News

Polaris ships 3.4 million tons from Orca quarry in 2014 2015-01-19 19:59 ET - News Release Mr. Herb Wilson reports POLARIS MATERIALS PROVIDES ANNUAL BUSINESS UPDATE AND OUTLOOK Shipments from...read more
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insider buy

another small insider buy by a director.  rate and reply
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RE:2015 - Californian Market Demand side

Following up on your Long Beach thoughts, this is a link to Google Earth, which shows the ready mix customer adjacent to PLS's site. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Robertson's+Ready+Mix/@33.7683061...read more
5 stars

2015 - Californian Market Demand side

A lot published this week.   2 most important call-outs: 1.  An immense amout of articles on the bottle-neck at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles - driven by size of ships now docking there...read more
5 stars

Redwood City

http://www.marinelink.com/news/dredging-redwood-phase382480.aspx  rate and reply
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Canadian Exporters

You would think free fall in the CAD (almost touched $1.18 today) will sprout investment themes around Canadian-based exporters. The drop amounts to almost 10% since June. Not huge for PLS in that it...read more
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Vulcan Materials Buys West Coast Aggregates (July,14 trans.)

Not new news, but some details around it - just east of Half Moon Bay - this resource serves the Peninsula market.  This granite material does not compete against PLS's sand and gravels directly.  As...read more
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2015

eattle Slim - I do appreciate your analysis of PLS - in fact - would I like most - is that you think like a portfolio manager - in that - you look at Canadian Energy names, Canadian energy field...read more
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RE:2024 Olympic bid presentation - made at Redwood City

I think you've already pointed out that momentum in pricing and volumes seem irreversible through at least 2017. Certainly speculative at this point, but a 2024 SF Olympics would stretch that...read more
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2024 Olympic bid presentation - made at Redwood City

Interesting: bids presented today - LA, SF, BOS, DC. LA Times reports Bostons bid is weakest. LA + SF strongest. Winner announced in early 2015 - bid would go in 2016 - so there is 50 percent chance...read more
0 stars

RE:IR, other functions, marketing and the new logo

Aggman, I agree with your analysis - you are clearly a sophisticated investor/shareholder of PLS. But, in my opinion, the main purpose of a (cost-effective) IR function is to bring in new investors...read more
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IR, other functions, marketing and the new logo

Kind words Mr. Miningfundi -  - appreciate that commentary. I don't think PLS needs an inestor relations type - as an investor I am all about keeping Corporate overhead and SG&A tight and lean on...read more
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RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:2014-2015 the eternal, relentless march forward

Thanks Aggman for all the excellent posts - very interesting and helpful! It seems that Polaris does not have an investor relations function (internal or external)? You seem to be well qualified...read more
4.5 stars

RE:RE:RE:RE:2014-2015 the eternal, relentless march forward

Excellent posts. It seems as though the stars are aligning for them. Virtually all of PLS's costs outside of bunker fuel (one way or another embedded in the customer's price) are in CAD -- also...read more