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- The Semafo, Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Semafo, Inc. business.
About Semafo, Inc.
Semafo Inc. operates as a mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. It operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Guinea.
Mana Mine: The Mana gold deposits and mine are located in the southwest of Burkina Faso, in the provinces of Balé and Mouhoun at about 270 kilometers from the capital of Ouagadougou.
The Samira Hill Mine: The Samira Hill Mine consists of an open pit mine operating the Samira and Libiri gold deposits and associated carbon-in-leach mill and infrastructure. It is located in the Tilaberi prefecture in south-western Niger, at the immediate border of Burkina Faso, approximately 100 kilometers west of the capital city Niamey, in the geographical area known as the Liptako region. The Samira Hill Mine is owned and operated by SML, which holds the Samira-Libiri 14.52 kilometers mining permit. AGMDC owns 80% of SML, while the Republic of Niger holds the remaining 20%. The company, indirectly through its subsidiaries, owns 50% of AGMDC and indirectly controls AGMDC pursuant to its right to elect a majority of the board members of AGMDC.
The Kiniero Mine: The Kiniero Mine is an open pit mine operating the Jean Gobelé and West Balan gold deposits, an associated carbon-in-leach mill and infrastructure in the Kouroussa prefecture in Guinea. The Kiniero Mine is owned and operated by Semafo Guinée, which holds the Jean Gobelé and West Balan mining permits. The company owns 85% of Semafo Guinée while the Government of Guinea holds the remaining 15%. Semafo Guinée also holds two gold exploration permits surrounding the Kiniero Mine allowing it to conduct gold exploration activities on an area of 318 square kilometers.
Other strategic exploration properties
In addition to the Mana mining permit, the company holds eight exploration permits in Burkina Faso, covering approximately 1,600 square kilometers along the Houndé volcano-sedimentary syncline. AGMDC also holds the Datambi permit, in which the company, indirectly through its subsidiaries, owns 50% of AGMDC. The Datambi permit covers 155.20 square kilometers and is located in north-east Burkina Faso, contiguous with the Tiawa permit along the Burkina Faso-Niger border.
On July 22, 2009, Semafo, Inc. announced that it has acquired from Etruscan Resources inc. their minority interest in the Samira Hill mine located in Niger.
The company has received the mining permit for the Boulon Jounga zone at its Samira Hill mine in Niger. The Boulon Jounga permit covers 7 square kilometers with estimated reserves of 570,300 tonnes.
Semafo Inc. was founded in 1994.
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1. SEMAFO, INC. 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. SEMAFO, INC. 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. SEMAFO, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SEMAFO, INC. 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. SEMAFO, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Semafo, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Semafo, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Semafo, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Semafo, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Metals & Mining Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Semafo, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SEMAFO, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SEMAFO, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SEMAFO, INC. 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. SEMAFO, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SEMAFO, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SEMAFO, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Semafo, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Semafo, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Semafo, Inc. Major Shareholders
Semafo, Inc. History
Semafo, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Semafo, Inc. Offices and Representations
Semafo, Inc. 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
Semafo, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Semafo, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Semafo, Inc. 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
Semafo, Inc. 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
Semafo, Inc. 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
Semafo, Inc. 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
Semafo, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Semafo, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Semafo, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Semafo, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Semafo, Inc. 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?