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Last A$3.57 AUD
Change Today -0.11 / -2.99%
Volume 3.6M
WSA On Other Exchanges
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As of 1:10 AM 03/31/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

western areas ltd (WSA) Snapshot

Open
A$3.66
Previous Close
A$3.68
Day High
A$3.67
Day Low
A$3.47
52 Week High
09/9/14 - A$5.30
52 Week Low
03/31/14 - A$3.20
Market Cap
830.3M
Average Volume 10 Days
1.0M
EPS TTM
A$0.22
Shares Outstanding
232.6M
EX-Date
03/25/15
P/E TM
16.4x
Dividend
A$0.10
Dividend Yield
2.80%
Current Stock Chart for WESTERN AREAS LTD (WSA)

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western areas ltd (WSA) Details

Western Areas Ltd mines, processes, and sells nickel sulphide concentrates. The company develops high grade nickel mines; and explores for nickel sulphides, other base metals, and platinum group metals in Australia, Canada, and Finland. Its flagship property is the Forrestania nickel project located in Australia. The company’s principal properties also comprise three copper-gold and nickel-copper-PGE projects, including Hammaslahti, Outokumpu, and Enonkoski projects located in Finland. Western Areas Limited was founded in 1999 and is based in West Perth, Australia.

Founded in 1999

western areas ltd (WSA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, D...
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: A$493.7K
General Manager of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: A$526.4K
Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$803.7K
General Manager of Commercial
Total Annual Compensation: A$419.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

western areas ltd (WSA) Key Developments

Western Areas Limited Presents at Mines and Money Hong Kong, Mar-23-2015 09:30 AM

Western Areas Limited Presents at Mines and Money Hong Kong, Mar-23-2015 09:30 AM. Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Speakers: Daniel Lougher, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director and Member of Nomination Committee.

Western Areas Limited Declares Fully Franked Interim Dividend for the Half Year Ended December 31, 2014, Payable on April 10, 2015

The Directors of Western Areas Limited declared a fully franked interim dividend of 3 cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2014. The Directors declared a fully franked interim dividend of 1 cent per share for the half year ended December 31, 2013. The dividend is payable on 10 April 2015 and record date to determine entitlements to dividend 27 March 2015.

Western Areas Limited Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended December 31, 2014; Revised Production Guidance and Revised Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

Western Areas Limited reported consolidated earnings results for the half year ended December 31, 2014. Consolidated revenue for the half year increased by 15% AUD 21.6 million to AUD 164.9 million. The increase in revenue can predominately be attributed to the higher nickel price and the continued focus on cost reduction and efficiency improvements which also ensured a further increase in gross profit. Consolidated net profit after tax for the group amounted to AUD 23.6 million, which is an increase of AUD 20.9 million from the results reported for the half year ended December 31, 2013. EBIT was AUD 42.2 million against AUD 20.7 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was AUD 33.592 million against AUD 5.696 million a year ago. Profit is attributable to owners of Western Areas Ltd. was AUD 23.839 million or 10.1 cents diluted per share against AUD 3.184 million or 1.6 cents diluted per share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was AUD 87.583 million against AUD 49.201 million a year ago. Payments for property, plant and equipment were AUD 3.738 million against AUD 1.982 million a year ago. The company revised earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. For the year, the company now expects Mine Production (Nickel in Ore) to be in the Mid-range of guidance from previous guidance of 25,000 to 27,000 tonnes. Nickel in Concentrate Production to be in the upper end of guidance from the previous guidance of 24,500 to 25,500 tonnes. Capital Expenditure & Mine Development to be in the range of AUD 50 million to AUD 60 million.

 

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