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Essential Metals Ltd (ESS)

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ESS's Principal Activity is the mineral exploration in Western Australia and Ontario, Canada.

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vs Sector (1yr) +508.94%
vs ASX 200 (1yr) +504.29%


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Excludes mandatory escrowed shares and foreign shares.
ASX Rank 896 of 2,411
Sector Rank 193 of 885

Key Fundamentals

Shares Issued
Sector Basic Materials
Similar Companies HYM / GAL / HCH
EPS -$0.003
DPS $0.00
Book Value Per Share $0.10

Broker Consensus

ESS is not covered by a major broker, or data from most recent compilation was omitted due to not meeting QA guidelines.


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Corporate Overview

Essential Metals Limited (ESS, formerly Pioneer Resources Limited) is a minerals exploration and development company holding multi-commodity tenement portfolio strategically located largely within 200 km of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia.

Incorporation Details

Incorporated Pioneer Nickel Limited was incorporated in Western Australia on 17 January 2003. Name changed to Pioneer Resources Limited (PIO) on 22/07/2009.

Corporate Details

Head Office West Perth WA 6005
Registry Automic Group
Auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Date Listed 4 Dec 2003

Upcoming Calendar (Forecasted)

Date Event
20/07/2022 Report (Quarterly)
23/09/2022 Report (Annual)
21/10/2022 Report (Quarterly)
27/01/2023 Report (Quarterly)

Dividend History

DPS and Yield calculations use the Pay Date.

Ex-Date Amount Franking Gross Type Payable
10/02/2011 $0.12 100% $0.1714 Interim 28/02/2011
20/09/2010 $0.0175 100% $0.025 Final 11/10/2010

See Upcoming Dividends for all ASX companies.

Key Data
DPS(TTM) $0.00
Gross DPS(TTM) $0.00
Dividend yield
Gross yield
Payout Ratio --
DRP Features -

Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Name Title Since Bio
Mr Warren (Wayne) Shaye Hallam Non-Executive Director Aug 2020

Mr Warren (Wayne) Shaye Hallam

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hallam has over 35 years of technical and commercial experience across numerous commodities and businesses within the resources industry including with top-tier mining companies Western Mining Corporation, Metals X Limited, Westgold Resources Limited and is currently Chairman of ASX listed Nelson Resources Limited and Kingfisher Mining Limited. Mr Hallam also held a range of senior operation, strategic and business development roles with diversified ASX-100 resource company Western Mining Corporation.

Mr Carl Travaglini Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary Feb 2020
Mr Paul Charles Payne Non-Executive Director Jan 2020

Mr Paul Charles Payne

Non-Executive Director

Mr Payne an experienced geologist with a technical background as well as senior executive experience across a range of commodities in both Australia and internationally. Mr Payne's experience includes the role of founding Managing Director of Dacian Gold Limited where he was instrumental in the major initial gold discoveries at its Mount Morgans project. Mr Payne is currently non-executive director of a number of ASX listed resource companies and continues to provide expert technical services to the resources industry through his consultancy PayneGeo.

Mr Timothy Gerard Spencer Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director Nov 2017

Mr Timothy Gerard Spencer

Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director

Mr Spencer has over 25 years of experience in the resources sector and precious metals markets, working in various executive, accounting, treasury and finance roles including with three mining companies as an executive director or Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary as well as with a large gold refining and trading enterprise.

Mr Craig Ian McGown Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director Jun 2008

Mr Craig Ian McGown

Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director

Mr McGown is an investment banker with over 35 years of experience consulting to companies in Australia and internationally, particularly in the natural resources sector. Mr McGown is an executive director of the corporate advisory business New Holland Capital Pty Ltd and prior to that appointment was the chairman of DJ Carmichael Pty Limited. Mr McGown also chairs the Harry Perkins Institute for Respiratory Health, a not-for-profit organisation focused on prevention and treatment of all forms of respiratory disease.

Director Transactions

ESS directors must report any change in shareholding to the ASX within 5 business days.

See Director Transactions for all ASX companies.

Date Director Type Amount Price Value Notes
29/04/22 Timothy Spencer Exercise 176,470 $0.15 $26,470 Exercise of options
29/04/22 Timothy Spencer Issued 176,470 $0.15 $26,470 Exercise of options
24/11/21 Timothy Spencer Issued 795,918 $0.205 $163,163 Issue of securities
22/09/21 Timothy Spencer Issued 400,000 $0.125 $50,000 Placement
22/09/21 Paul Payne Issued 200,000 $0.125 $25,000 Placement
22/09/21 Craig McGown Issued 400,000 $0.125 $50,000 Placement
22/09/21 Warren (Wayne) Hallam Issued 200,000 $0.125 $25,000 Placement
14/01/21 Craig McGown Issued 176,470 $0.11 $19,411 Participation in share purchase plan
14/01/21 Timothy Spencer Issued 176,470 $0.11 $19,411 Participation in share purchase plan
14/01/21 Paul Payne Issued 176,470 $0.11 $19,411 Participation in share purchase plan
31/12/20 Timothy Spencer Cancelled 373,636 $0.082 $30,638 Cancellation of securities
16/12/20 Warren (Wayne) Hallam Issued 600,000 $0.078 $46,800 Issue of options
16/12/20 Timothy Spencer Issued 454,545 $0.078 $35,454 Issue of securities
16/12/20 Paul Payne Issued 352,941 $0.085 $30,000 Participation in share purchase plan
16/12/20 Timothy Spencer Issued 352,941 $0.085 $30,000 Participation in share purchase plan
16/12/20 Craig McGown Issued 352,941 $0.085 $30,000 Participation in share purchase plan
30/07/20 Craig McGown Cancelled 611,112 $0.10 $61,111 Cancellation of securities
07/07/20 Craig McGown Issued 10,000,000 $0.011 $110,000 Issue of options
07/07/20 Paul Payne Issued 6,000,000 $0.011 $66,000 Issue of options
17/03/20 Paul Payne Buy +2,000,000 $0.009 $18,000 On-market trade
26/07/19 David Crook Exercise 1,333,600 $0.017 $22,671 Conversion of securities
26/07/19 David Crook Cancelled 2,666,400 $0.017 $45,329 Cancellation of securities
26/07/19 David Crook Buy +1,333,600 $0.017 $22,671 Conversion of securities

Director Interests

The current holdings of ESS directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Timothy Spencer 29/04/2022 N/A 1,289,411 1,500,000 N/A
Paul Payne 22/09/2021 N/A 754,099 1,676,470 N/A
Warren (Wayne) Hallam 22/09/2021 0 200,000 600,000 N/A
Craig McGown 22/09/2021 N/A 2,000,561 1,176,472 N/A

Shareholder Info

Top 20 Shareholders

Data supplied by Morningstar and accurate on Sep 22, 2021.

It's not possible to publish a real-time Top 20 Shareholder list. Companies are not obliged to report this data (with the exception of Substantial Shareholders above 5%). If a company chooses to publish the data, it's usually once a year in their Annual Report.

All data is manually compiled so there might be a delay between the Annual Report being published and the data appearing on Market Index (<7 days for ASX 300 and up to 30 days for micro-caps).

Name Shares Capital
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 10,999,996 4.57%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 7,738,053 3.21%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 6,784,436 2.82%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Acf Clearstream 3,698,967 1.54%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Ib Au Noms Retailclient Drp> 2,015,634 0.84%
Ionikos Pty Ltd <Mcgown Super Fund A/C>1 1,793,894 0.74%
Mr Thomas Wayne Spilsbury & Mrs Marcey Eva Spilsbury <Tiger Super Fund 1,729,524 0.72%
Mr Mark Kevin Proctor 1,620,483 0.67%
Nasdaq Securities Australia Pty Ltd <Nasdaq Securities Aust A/C> 1,600,000 0.66%
Mr Christopher Allan Eaglesham 1,555,555 0.65%
No Limit Holdings Pty Ltd <No Limit Holdings A/C> 1,539,113 0.64%
CS Fourth Nominees Pty Limited <HSBC Cust Nom Au Ltd 11 A/C> 1,537,110 0.64%
Sailors Of Samui Pty Ltd 1,455,000 0.60%
Rafe Pty Ltd <The Tomasich Super Fund A/C> 1,400,000 0.58%
Kobala Investments Pty Ltd <Fernando Edward Family A/C> 1,400,000 0.59%
Ms Min Wang 1,380,000 0.57%
Francis Holdings (Wa) Pty Ltd 1,359,941 0.56%
Comsec Nominees Pty Limited 1,344,269 0.56%
Mr Hong Meng Pepsi Ong 1,328,888 0.55%
Mr Timothy Gerard Spencer <The Spencer Investment A/C> 1,112,941 0.46%
Mr Cedric Desmond Parker 1,100,000 0.46%

Shareholder Distribution

As reported in the most recent Annual Report.

Holding Size 1 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 100,000 100,001+ Total
No. of Shareholders 480 1,039 743 1,771 446 4,479

Substantial Shareholders

No Substantial Shareholders for ESS in our database.

Shareholders Buying

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

No buy transactions reported by Substantial Shareholders in the past 12 months.

Shareholders Selling

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

No sell transactions reported by Substantial Shareholders in the past 12 months.

Historical Data

Share Price History

Date Close Change %Chg Open High Low Volume Turnover

Historical Data

Year Closing Price Last Trade
2021 $0.092 30 June
ESS Historical Price Data (CSV)
Up to 20 years of EOD share price history
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