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Last A$2.76 AUD
Change Today -0.06 / -2.13%
Volume 2.6M
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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. 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$1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Total Annual Compensation: A$569.0K
General Manager of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: A$566.4K
Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$856.5K
General Manager of Commercial
Total Annual Compensation: A$437.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

western areas ltd (WSA) Key Developments

Western Areas Ltd Declares Final Dividend for the Year 2015; Announces Earnings and Operating Results for the Full Year Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Operating Guidance for the Fiscal 2016

Western Areas Ltd. announced that a fully franked 4 cent per share final dividend has been declared, which brings total fully franked dividends for the year to 7 cents compared to 5 cents for the year 2014, meeting the company's commitment to increase dividends responsibly. The payout ratio for fiscal year 2015 is 46.6% of NPAT and the directors believe this strikes the right balance in recognizing a strong fiscal year 2015, whilst also balancing the current nickel price environment and investment for growth into fiscal year 2016. The company announced earnings results and operating results for the full year ended June 30, 2015. Net Profit after Tax (NPAT) was AUD 35.0 million, representing an increase of 37.5% or AUD 9.6 million over the prior year. This is an exceptional result despite the challenging nickel price environment where the Company's realized nickel price fell 4% or AUD 0.33/lb compared to the previous year. Operating cash flow for the year was AUD 148.5 million, up AUD 31.4 million on 2014 demonstrating the significant inroads made with operational cost savings and a reduction in interest expense from the repayment of convertible bonds at the beginning of 2015. Net cash increased AUD 60.0 million to AUD 70.4 million at 30 June 2015, putting the company's balance sheet in its strongest ever position. Sales revenue was AUD 312.7 million against AUD 320.1 million a year ago. Operating cash flow (after all capital expenditure) was AUD 76.7 million against AUD 63.7 million a year ago. For the year, the company reported mine production of 26,524 tones, Mill production was 25,801 tones against 25,700 tones a year ago. Recovery was 90% against 89% a year ago. Sales volume was 26,036 tones against 25,756 tones a year ago. For the fiscal 2016, the company expects mine production (nickel in ore) of 25,000 to 27,000 tones; nickel in concentrate production of 24,000 to 25,000 tones; unit cash cost of production (nickel in concentrate) of AUD 2.30/lb to AUD 2.50/lb; sustaining capital expenditure of AUD 45 million and forrestania and regional exploration of AUD 15 million.

Western Areas Limited, 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 20, 2015

Western Areas Limited, 2015 Earnings Call, Aug 20, 2015

Western Areas Limited to Report Fiscal Year 2015 Results on Aug 20, 2015

Western Areas Limited announced that they will report fiscal year 2015 results at 9:00 AM, AUS Central Standard Time on Aug 20, 2015


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