Coal power is slowly moving towards a slow death spiral due to the emerging alternatives supplying clean energy. However, the demand for thermal coal is still healthier and is used for many commercial purposes which is not expected to fade in the near future. Here are some of the Thermal coal stocks.
Yancoal Australia Limited (ASX: YAL)
Yancoal Australia is an ASX listed coal mining company. It also produces metallurgical and thermal coal which is used in steel and power generation industries. In its quarterly report for March 2019, the company reported that it produced 17.3Mt of ROM coal, 13.0Mt Saleable coal both of which are up from the last year’s March quarter by 9% and 2% respectively. The Guidance for 2019 remained unchanged. On the thermal coal market outlook front, the company entering the June Quarter witnessed reduced thermal coal imports from China, however the premium quality thermal coal in Asia witnessed strong demand. Recently the company’s director Mr Fucun Wang acquired 196,735 LTIP Performance Rights and 63,128STIP Performance Rights on 4th March 2019. In the coal resources and coal reserves statement for the year ending 31st December 2018, the company reported measured, indicated and inferred coal resources at 6,442Mt whereas recoverable proved and probable coal reserves were at 1,240Mt.
The market capitalisation of the company is at A$4.82 billion. The 52-week high and low of the stock is A$5.089 and A$2.52 respectively. The stock price decreased by 3.1% and closed the day at A$3.480 (as of 18th April 2019).
Stanmore Coal Limited (ASX: SMR)
Stanmore is Australian based coal producer, and it is an independent producer of metallurgical coal. The company also has a diversified portfolio of projects which host coking, thermal and PCI coal. In the March 2019 quarterly production report, it recorded saleable coal production of 691kt and recorded coal sales of 740kt in the March quarter. Net cash with company increased from $9.6 million (as at 31st December 2018) to $58.4 million in the current quarter. Production guidance for the full year was increased to 2.3Mt product. On 5th and 7th, March 2019 Director Stephen Bizzell transferred shares between Bizzell Capital Partners Pty Ltd (of which he is a Director) to HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Ltd for security purposes pursuant to Master Loan Agreement and Deed of Security.
The market capitalisation of the company is at A$289.83 million. The 52-week high and low of the stock is A$1.365 and A$0.590 respectively. The stock price increased by 3.057% and closed the day at A$1.180 (as of 18th April 2019).
Nucoal Resources Limited (ASX: NCR)
Nucoal Resources, another coal mining company recently released 1HFY19 results and reported a net loss for the year at $501,870 which is higher than the previously reported number of $466,649 in 1HFY18. Consequently, the negative earnings per share (EPS) increased from 0.06 to 0.07 cents per here. It is also taking international efforts by continuing to pursue claims against the Australian Government on behalf of U.S. shareholders under the Australia US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA).
The market capitalisation of the company is A$19.98 million. The 52-week high and low of the stock is A$0.30 and A$0.008 respectively. The stock price dropped by 3.846% and closed the day at A$0.025 (as of 18th April 2019).
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