New York, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2008
Howlett Research has published research report and opinion on Metanor Resouces Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTO) (US Listing:MEAOF).
The full Analyst report may be found at: http://sectornewswire.com/Analyst_Report_Metanor_06-08.pdf online.
The qualified Analyst has identified Metanor as having significant upside market valuation based on several factors including multiples used to value similar gold producers; "2008 will be a year for yet a new series of milestones - related to its production operation, related to assaying the many samples/integration into a resource estimate, and finding new deposits. It is these milestones that will ultimately propel the company from its current level to a new level - defined by companies with both production operations combined with a significant resource base. We note that for companies with relatively low Prov./Prob. resources (i.e. having well under a 10 year mine life) multiples of yearly production are around the $2,000 - $3,000 level. As the minelife increases, naturally we see this multiple of production expanding - to around the $4,500 per oz. on up to the $8,000 per oz. level for mine enjoying having a LOM in the 15 - 20 year range."
Metanor's current (700 tpd) assumed production of 38,400 oz gold per annum and existing resource base allows for a multiple of ~$2,500/oz produced, giving a current market capitalization of $96 million. Looking forward, Metanor's Bachelor Lake gold mill possesses operational capacity of 1,200 tpd; a modest (future 1000 tpd) assumed production yielding 55,000 oz gold per annum and increased resource base would allows for a multiple of ~$5,000/oz produced - giving a future market capitalization of $275 million. On a fully diluted bases of 92.6 million shares this affords a readily achievable price per share of $2.96 for MTO.V - three times the current share price.
Since closing its IPO late in 2003, Metanor has successfully transformed its' flagship Lac Bachelor property from a past producer with promising exploration potential to one now producing gold at ~95% recoveries at a 700 tpd rate. Mill feed is from the Barry deposit, originally acquired in late 2006 as a small deposit, but is now showing excellent potential to become a significant gold deposit. Metanor has achieved several milestones in several areas, including property acquisitions, raising significant financing, achieving production status, and continued exploration results which have exceeded expectations.
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