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New York, NY, United States, 2008/06/17 - Gold producer (test batch phase in pre full production status) Metanor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MTO)(Pink Sheets: MEAOF) is identified in newly issued analysts report as having significant upside market valuation justification.
Howlett Research has published research report and opinion on Metanor Resouces Inc. (TSX-V: MTO)(Pink Sheets: MEAOF).
The full Analyst report may be found online or follow link below.
Using generally accepted valuation metrics Metanor, upon achieving assumed production and milestones, is forecasted to be assessed a market capitalization by the market place equivalent to three times the current trading price per share of MTO.V. - a sentiment recently echoed by mining expert Jay Taylor.
The qualified Analyst has identified Metanor as having significant upside market valuation based on several factors including multiples used to value similar gold producers; "2008 will be a year for yet a new series of milestones – related to its production operation, related to assaying the many samples / integration into a resource estimate, and finding new deposits. It is these milestones that will ultimately propel the company from its current level to a new level – defined by companies with both production operations combined with a significant resource base. We note that for companies with relatively low Prov./Prob. resources (i.e. having well under a 10 year mine life) multiples of yearly production are around the CDN$2000 - $3000 level. As the minelife increases, naturally we see this multiple of production expanding – to around the CND$4500 per oz. on up to the $8000 per oz. level for mine enjoying having a LOM in the 15 – 20 year range."
Metanor's current (700 tpd) assumed production of 38,400 oz gold per annum and existing resource base allows for a multiple of ~CDN$2,500/oz produced, giving a current market capitalization of CDN$96M. Looking forward, Metanor's Bachelor Lake gold mill possesses operational capacity of 1,200 tpd; a modest (future 1000 tpd) assumed production yielding 55,000 oz gold per annum and increased resource base would allows for a multiple of ~CDN$5,000/oz produced - giving a future market capitalization of CDN$275,000,000. On a fully diluted bases of 92.6M shares this affords a readily achievable price per share of CDN$2.96 for MTO.V - three times the current share price.
Since closing its IPO late in 2003, Metanor has successfully transformed its' flagship Lac Bachelor property from a past producer with promising exploration potential to one now producing gold at ~95% recoveries at a 700 tpd rate. Mill feed is from the Barry deposit, originally acquired in late 2006 as a small deposit, but is now showing excellent potential to become a significant gold deposit. Metanor has achieved several milestones in several areas, including property acquisitions, raising significant financing, achieving production status, and continued exploration results which have exceeded expectations.
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