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About Birch Mountain Resources Ltd.
Birch Mountain Resources, Ltd. engages in the production and sale of limestone aggregate products. The company holds metallic and industrial mineral rights over a portion of the Athabasca region.
The company operates the Muskeg Valley Quarry (MVQ), an early production stage limestone quarry that produces limestone aggregate products for sale to customers in the Athabasca oil sands region of northeastern Alberta. The MVQ produces various products from limestone rock and crushed limestone rock in the form of aggregate or reagent limestone.
The company conducts mineral exploration of the Hammerstone Project. The Hammerstone Project, which encompasses the MVQ, is located within Birchs Athabasca mineral property, approximately 60 km north of the City of Fort McMurray near the hamlet of Fort McKay, Alberta.
The company also has a 49% interest in a joint venture partnership operating as Hammerstone Products Ltd. The other joint venture partner is the Fort McKay First Nation who owns the remaining 51% interest. Hammerstone Products Ltd. provides a marketing service and receives a limestone marketing fee on all limestone product sold from MVQ and the Hammerstone Project.
Birch's mineral properties are located in northeast Alberta and they are collectively called the Athabasca mineral property.
Mineral Tenure in Alberta
Mineral Permits: Birch holds mineral permits issued by the Alberta Department of Energy. Mineral permits convey the right to explore for metallic and industrial minerals.
Mineral Leases: Birch also holds mineral leases issued by the Alberta Department of Energy. Mineral leases convey the right to develop and produce metallic and industrial minerals. In addition to Alberta mineral leases, Birch holds one Mineral Lease Agreement issued by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. This agreement conveys the mineral rights, including limestone, on lands included as part of a Treaty Settlement agreement between Canada and the Fort McKay First Nation.
Athabasca Mineral Property
As of December 31, 2007, Birchs Athabasca mineral property covered 317,626 hectares (784,851 acres). The Athabasca mineral property is located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) in northeast Alberta, Canada.
Birch Mountain Resources, Ltd. was founded in 1994.
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1. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Metals & Mining Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Industry Position Analysis
6. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. BIRCH MOUNTAIN RESOURCES LTD. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Major Shareholders
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. History
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Offices and Representations
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Metals & Mining Industry Statistics
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?