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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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2021 YTD
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vs Sector (1yr) +101.33%
vs ASX 200 (1yr) +90.02%


Market Capitalisation
ASX Rank 1,366 of 2,319
Sector Rank 354 of 801

Key Fundamentals

Shares Issued
Sector Basic Materials
Similar Companies HRN / TTT / WRM
EPS -$0.008
DPS $0.00
NTA per share $0.00

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
13/01/2022 Report (Quarterly)
14/04/2022 Report (Quarterly)
20/07/2022 Report (Quarterly)
23/09/2022 Report (Annual)

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

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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 Director Bio icon

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 and is currently Chairman of ASX listed Nelson Resources. Warren was a member of the senior leadership team at Metals X (both as Executive Director and Managing Director). Mr Hallam also held a range of senior operation, strategic and business development roles with 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 Director Bio icon

Mr Paul Charles Payne

Non-Executive Director

Mr Payne has technical background as well as senior executive and board 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 part of 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 technical services to the resources industry through his consultancy PayneGeo.

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

Mr Timothy Gerard Spencer

Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director

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

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

Mr Craig Ian McGown

Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director

Mr McGown has over 35 years of experience consulting to companies in Australia and internationally 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. Mr McGown has experience of equity and debt markets and financing of resource projects.

Stuart Kerr Exploration Manager N/A

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
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
15/04/19 Thomas Spilbsury Buy +9,000,000 $0.014 $126,000 Off-market trade
15/04/19 Thomas Spilbsury Sell +9,000,000 $0.014 ($126,000) Off-market trade
03/12/18 David Crook Issued 4,000,000 $0.016 $64,000 Issue of securities
03/12/18 David Crook Issued 16,000,000 $0.016 $256,000 Issue of options
03/12/18 Thomas Spilbsury Issued 5,416,667 $0.016 $86,667 Issue of options

Director Interests

The current holdings of ESS directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Paul Payne 22/09/2021 N/A 754,099 776,470 N/A
Timothy Spencer 22/09/2021 N/A 1,112,941 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 23, 2020.

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
Beatons Creek Gold Pty Ltd 5,000,000 3.31%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 2,975,309 1.97%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Ib Au Noms Retailclient Drp> 2,173,116 1.44%
Xstrata Nickel Australasia Investments Pty Ltd 2,139,694 1.42%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Umited 1,984,189 1.29%
Mr Thomas Wayne Spilsbury & Mrs Marcey Eva Spilsbury <Tiger Super Fund Nc> 1,729,524 1.15%
Basildene Pty Ltd <Warren Brown Super Fund Nc> 1,580,020 1.05%
Mr Warren Thomas Brown & Mrs Roslyn Una Brown <Wt & Ru Brown Family A/C> 1,488,242 0.99%
Rafe Pty Ltd <The Tomasich Super Fund Nc> 1,400,000 0.93%
Mr Mark Kevin Proctor 1,332,514 0.88%
Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Limited 1,317,158 0.87%
Mr Christopher Allan Eaglesham 1,250,000 0.83%
Mr Cedric Desmond Parker 1,100,000 0.73%
Seventh Vemalux Pty Ltd 1,074,851 0.71%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 1,065,589 0.71%
Monex Boom Securities (Hk) Ltd <Clients Account> 1,058,526 0.70%
Ionikos Pty Ltd <Mccown Super Fund A/C> 1,040,953 0.69%
Claymore Investments Pty Ltd <Waldeck S/F Nc> 1,000,000 0.66%
Francis Holdings (Wa) Pty Ltd 1,000,000 0.66%
Wip Funds Management Pty Ltd <Porter Family S/F Nc> 900,000 0.60%
Mr Peter Grant Alleway & Mrs Colleen Gloria Alleway <Alleway Family Nc> 865,000 0.57%

Shareholder Distribution

As reported in the most recent Annual Report.

The most recent Annual Report didn't contain Shareholder Distribution data.

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

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