Mackie Research Updates Coverage and Speculative Buy Recommendation for Excelsior Mining - Video Posted on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 26, 2013) - Investment firm Mackie Research has updated coverage on Excelsior Mining (TSXV: MIN) (OTCQX: EXMGF) (Frankfurt: 3XS). Following the announcement that the company had entered into a Share Purchase and Royalty
Option Agreement with Callinan Royalties Corporation (TSXV: CAA), analyst Barry Allan re-iterated his speculative buy rating, dropping his target price to $1.50 from $2.00, a healthy premium of 838% to the $0.16 price the day the report
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Excelsior’s principal asset is its flagship Gunnison Project, located within the Copper Porphyry Belt of Arizona. The North Star deposit contains a NI 43-101 compliant measured and indicated resource of 3.2 billion pounds of oxide copper, and
an inferred resource of 830 million pounds of oxide copper. The Gunnison Copper Project is situated close to the required infrastructure and its oxide copper resource has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods.
With respect to the Share Purchase agreement, Excelsior will issued 6.25 million shares to Callinan at $0.16 per share, for gross proceeds of $1 million. Under the Royalty Option arrangement, Callinan will acquire 0.5% gross revenue royalty
on the Gunnison project for consideration of $2 million. The closing of this $3 million initial investment is expected to occur by July 31, 2013
Callinan will also have the option to acquire addition gross revenue royalties of 1.5% for consideration of $9 million based on the successful completion of development milestones, and 1.0% for $10 million, which would be used as part of the
capital required for mine construction.
The Chairman of Excelsior, Mark Morabito, stated, “This transaction stands as confirmation of the financial viability of the Gunnison Copper Project.”
The upfront cash payment of $3 million provides Excelsior’s balance sheet with a much needed capital infusion in a relative non-dilutive manner to meet its working capital requirements, as the company had only $800,000 in cash at the
end of the first quarter of 2013.
Analyst Barry Allan stated, “We assume that Callinan will exercise its option to acquire the full 3% gross revenue royalty for total consideration of $21 million in our financial model. In addition, we have also pushed back our project
commercialization date from 2015 to 2017. “
The shares are currently trading at $0.16 well below Mackie Research’s new target price of $1.50, and with 66.2 million shares outstanding after the closing, the company will be capitalized at $10.6 million.
For more information, please visit the company’s website
www.excelsiormining.com or contact JJ Jennex, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at 604-681-8030 ext 240 or email [email protected].
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