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Variscan Mines Ltd (VAR)

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VAR's Principal Activity is the exploration of economic metal and mineral deposits.

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vs Sector (1yr) -61.81%
vs ASX 200 (1yr) -60.31%


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Excludes mandatory escrowed shares and foreign shares.
ASX Rank 2,154 of 2,422
Sector Rank 773 of 899

Key Fundamentals

Shares Issued
Sector Basic Materials
Similar Companies DEX / RMG / G88
EPS -$0.004
DPS $0.00
Book Value Per Share $0.03

Broker Consensus

VAR 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

Variscan Mines Limited (VAR) is a natural resources company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of high quality strategic mineral projects. The Company has compiled a portfolio of high-impact base-metal interests in Spain, Chile and Australia.

Incorporation Details

Incorporated in NSW on 16/03/1987 as Platinum Search NL. Name change to PlatSearch NL on 15/12/1994.

Corporate Details

Head Office Mount Pleasant WA 6153
Registry BoardRoom
Auditor HLB Mann Judd Chartered Accountants
Date Listed 20 Aug 1987

Upcoming Calendar (Forecasted)

Date Event
01/08/2022 Report (Quarterly)
28/10/2022 Report (Quarterly)
28/10/2022 Report (Annual)
30/01/2023 Report (Quarterly)

Dividend History

DPS and Yield calculations use the Pay Date.

Ex-Date Amount Franking Gross Type Payable
No dividends paid.

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Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Name Title Since Bio
Mr Nicholas Farr-Jones Non-Executive Director Jul 2021

Mr Nicholas Farr-Jones

Non-Executive Director

Mr Farr-Jones has over 25 years of experience in the global mining sector as a specialist in natural resources investment and corporate governance. Additionally, he is an experienced public company director. Nick qualified as a lawyer before pursuing a career in investment banking. He was responsible for the metal derivative business of Societe Generale in Europe and Africa before leading its commodity finance business in Australia. He is currently a Director at Taurus Funds Management, headquartered in Sydney, which focuses on bespoke financing solutions for global mid-tier and junior mining companies. Mr Farr-Jones holds a number of charitable appointments and is a speaker on leadership. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992 for services to rugby union having captained the Australian rugby team to World Cup success in 1991.

Mr Mark Edward Pitts Company Secretary Mar 2018

Mr Mark Edward Pitts

Company Secretary

Mr Pitts has more than 30 years' experience in statutory reporting and business administration. Mark has been directly involved with and consulted to a number of public companies holding senior financial management positions.

Mr Stewart Dickson Managing Director,Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director May 2017

Mr Stewart Dickson

Managing Director,Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director

Mr Dickson is an experienced corporate financier with a decade of investment banking experience. Most recently, he was Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, based in London. He had responsibility for client coverage of public and private mining companies across precious metals and base metals, bulks, fertilizers and specialty metals. He has a broad range of international financial advisory, equity capital markets and corporate broking transaction experience including initial public offerings, financings and M&A. Prior to investment banking, Mr Dickson served in the British Army as a commissioned officer and saw operational service overseas. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Trans-Siberian Gold plc on 19 September 2017, a gold producer listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Mr Michael (Mike) James Moore Non-Executive Director Aug 2015

Mr Michael (Mike) James Moore

Non-Executive Director

Mr Moore has over 20 years operational and executive management experience across a diverse range of commodities in Australia, Indonesia, West Africa and Europe. He has previously held senior and executive management roles with a number of companies including Rock Australia Mining & Civil Pty Ltd, Carnegie Minerals PLC and with ASX listed Montezuma Mining Company Ltd where he was CEO. Mike is currently serving as Managing Director of Golden State Mining Limited as well as serving on the board of Cape Care.

Dr Foo Fatt Kah Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman Oct 2009

Dr Foo Fatt Kah

Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Kah is the Managing Director and co-founder of Luminor Capital, a private equity fund management company based in Singapore. He has over 20 years' experience in the investment banking, fund management and advisory businesses spanning Europe and Asia. He was previously Head of Asian Equities for SG Securities Asia (the Asian Investment Banking business for Societe Generale) covering 10 Asian countries. Since 2004 Dr Foo has been active as an investor, overseeing investments in Resources, Energy and Healthcare. He has experience with listed companies in Singapore, being previously Executive Director of CyberVillage Holdings Ltd and Lead Independent Director of PEC Ltd.

Director Transactions

VAR 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
20/12/21 Nicholas Farr-Jones Issued 750,000 $0.044 $33,000 Issue of securities
20/12/21 Michael (Mike) Moore Issued 750,000 $0.044 $33,000 Issue of securities
20/12/21 Stewart Dickson Expiry 500,000 $0.044 $22,000 Options expired
20/12/21 Stewart Dickson Issued 1,500,000 $0.044 $66,000 Issue of securities
20/12/21 Foo Kah Issued 750,000 $0.044 $33,000 Issue of securities
28/09/21 Stewart Dickson Issued 625,000 $0.08 $50,000 Placement
01/09/21 Nicholas Farr-Jones Buy +1,135,544 $0.06 $68,132 On-market trade
01/06/21 Foo Kah Expiry 1,210,386 $0.057 $68,992 Options expired
09/12/20 Stewart Dickson Issued 2,500,000 $0.029 $72,500 Issue of securities
09/12/20 Stewart Dickson Issued 3,000,000 $0.029 $87,000 Issue of securities
09/12/20 Stewart Dickson Issued 2,570,643 $0.022 $57,451 Director remuneration
09/12/20 Foo Kah Issued 130,258 $0.022 $2,917 Director remuneration
09/12/20 Foo Kah Issued 2,250,000 $0.029 $65,250 Issue of securities
09/12/20 Michael (Mike) Moore Issued 93,786 $0.022 $2,100 Director remuneration
09/12/20 Elizabeth Vearncombe Issued 2,250,000 $0.029 $65,250 Issue of securities
11/12/19 Stewart Dickson Issued 25,000,000 $0.002 $50,000 Placement
11/12/19 Michael (Mike) Moore Issued 10,000,000 $0.002 $20,000 Placement
11/12/19 Kwan Seng Issued 50,000,000 $0.002 $100,000 Placement
11/12/19 Foo Kah Issued 40,000,000 $0.002 $80,000 Placement
11/12/19 Stewart Dickson Issued 48,104,500 $0.002 $96,209 Issue of securities

Director Interests

The current holdings of VAR directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Stewart Dickson 20/12/2021 0 7,330,772 5,000,000 N/A
Michael (Mike) Moore 20/12/2021 0 793,786 3,000,000 N/A
Foo Kah 20/12/2021 5,018,107 42,625,355 3,000,000 N/A
Nicholas Farr-Jones 20/12/2021 1,135,544 N/A 750,000 N/A
Mark Pitts 30/01/2020 0 N/A N/A N/A

Shareholder Info

Top 20 Shareholders

Data supplied by Morningstar and accurate on Oct 12, 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
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 39,304,716 14.74%
Slipstream Resources International Pty Ltd <Slipstream Capital A/C> 35,000,000 13.12%
Delphi Unternehmensberatung Aktiengesellschaft 16,968,750 6.36%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 9,538,667 3.58%
Effective Investments Pty Ltd <Vearncombe Super A/C> 7,546,432 2.83%
Feldi Limited 7,330,772 2.75%
Hispanibal Sl 7,279,412 2.73%
Lightning Jack Pty Ltd <Indigo Family A/C> 7,080,000 2.65%
Scintilla Strategic Investments Limited 3,850,000 1.44%
Ccgf Holding Pty Limited 3,607,125 1.35%
Opeka Dale Pty Ltd <Opeka Dale P/L S/F No 2 A/C> 3,480,000 1.30%
Dr Fatt Kah Foo 2,886,839 1.08%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 2,821,175 1.06%
Kwan Chee Seng 2,725,000 1.02%
Sammex Consulting Pty Ltd 2,531,250 0.95%
Upsky Equity Pty Ltd <Upsky Investment A/C> 2,500,000 0.94%
Rubi Holdings Pty Ltd <John Rubino Super Fund A/C> 2,500,000 0.94%
Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund Llc 2,350,000 0.88%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd <Drp A/C> 2,184,610 0.82%
Mr George Evan Louizidis 2,000,000 0.75%

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 743 195 93 274 225 1,530

Substantial Shareholders

A substantial shareholder is a person or entity that owns 5% or more of the voting shares in a company. Shares can be held through multiple entities, so the Substantial Shareholders list differs from the Top 20 Shareholders list.

Shareholding changes less than 1% do not require notification to the market. When all “Last Notice” dates are identical, it suggests that no (or minimal) change has occurred since the most recent Annual Report.

Name Last Notice Total Shares Shares Held (%)
Slipstream Resources Investments Pty Ltd 12/10/2021 35,000,000 13.12
Citicorp Nominees Pty Ltd 12/10/2021 39,304,716 14.74
Delphi Unternehmensberatung Aktiengesellschaft 12/10/2021 16,968,750 6.36

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.

Date Name Sold Previous % New %
09-08-21 Delphi Unternehmensberatung Aktiengesellschaft 221,011,513 5.81 6.90
05-08-21 Effective Investments Pty Ltd 220,000,000 5.34 --

Historical Data

Share Price History

Date Close Change %Chg Open High Low Volume Turnover

Historical Data

Year Closing Price Last Trade
2021 $0.075 30 June
2020 $0.016 30 June
2019 $0.001 28 June
2018 $0.003 29 June
2017 $0.009 28 June
2016 $0.018 28 June
2015 $0.029 30 June
2014 $0.038 30 June
VAR Historical Price Data (CSV)
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