|CAF Performance Article By Simply Wallstreet|
What You Must Know About Canaf Investments Inc’s (CVE:CAF) Financial Strength
Armando Maloney July 13, 2018
Canaf Investments Inc (CVE:CAF) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of US$4.98m. While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies, they end up ignoring a key aspect, which could be the biggest threat to its existence: its financial health. Why is it important? Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is crucial, as mismanagement of capital can lead to bankruptcies, which occur at a higher rate for small-caps. I believe these basic checks tell most of the story you need to know. Nevertheless, this commentary is still very high-level, so I recommend you dig deeper yourself into CAF here.
Does CAF produce enough cash relative to debt?
CAF’s debt levels have fallen from US$566.85k to US$271.61k over the last 12 months , which comprises of short- and long-term debt. With this debt payback, the current cash and short-term investment levels stands at US$315.41k , ready to deploy into the business. Moreover, CAF has generated cash from operations of US$536.73k during the same period of time, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 197.61%, indicating that CAF’s debt is appropriately covered by operating cash. This ratio can also be a sign of operational efficiency as an alternative to return on assets. In CAF’s case, it is able to generate 1.98x cash from its debt capital.
Does CAF’s liquid assets cover its short-term commitments?
At the current liabilities level of US$2.72m liabilities, the company has been able to meet these obligations given the level of current assets of US$4.36m, with a current ratio of 1.61x. Usually, for Metals and Mining companies, this is a suitable ratio since there is a bit of a cash buffer without leaving too much capital in a low-return environment.
TSXV:CAF Historical Debt July 12th 18
TSXV:CAF Historical Debt July 12th 18
Is CAF’s debt level acceptable?
CAF’s level of debt is appropriate relative to its total equity, at 10.45%. CAF is not taking on too much debt commitment, which can be restrictive and risky for equity-holders. We can check to see whether CAF is able to meet its debt obligations by looking at the net interest coverage ratio. A company generating earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) at least three times its net interest payments is considered financially sound. In CAF’s, case, the ratio of 32.89x suggests that interest is comfortably covered, which means that lenders may be inclined to lend more money to the company, as it is seen as safe in terms of payback.
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Canaf Group to sell 30% of unit for $1.7M
2018-07-06 10:44 MT - News Release
Mr. Christopher Way reports
CANAF ANNOUNCES B-BBEE TRANSACTION FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SUBSIDIARY
Canaf Investments Inc., formerly known as Canaf Group Inc., has provided the terms of its new broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) transaction for its South African subsidiary, Southern Coal (Pty.) Ltd.
As part of Southern Coal's continuing B-BBEE transformation program, Amandla Amakhulu (Pty) Ltd. (AAM), a 100-per-cent black, privately owned company incorporated in South Africa, has agreed to acquire 30 per cent of the issued shares of Southern Coal, from Canaf's wholly owned subsidiary, Quantum Screening and Crushing Pty. Ltd., for the value of 18 million South African rand (approximately $1.7-million (Canadian)).
Quantum will in return receive cumulative, redeemable preference shares in AAM in the amount of the purchase price, 18 million rand (approximately $1.7-million (Canadian)). These preference shares shall provide preferential dividends, until redeemed by AAM. These dividends will be secured by an irrevocable direction from AAM to Southern Coal to pay Quantum such dividends from any distribution to AAM. The transaction will close by Aug. 31, 2018.
Christopher Way, chief executive officer of Canaf, states: "The signing of this important agreement to sell 30 per cent of Quantum's shares in Southern Coal, confirms our intention to ensure that Southern Coal achieves the required B-BBEE level for the current financial year. We remain focused on securing new long-term contracts for the existing business and also continue to look at diversification opportunities in South Africa and its neighbours."
In addition to this transaction, Southern Coal can confirm that it remains on track in ensuring that all other areas of its B-BBEE transformation plan, including its enterprise, socio-economic, skills, and supplier and development programs, are fully invested in, so to ensure that the company reaches its desired level.
About Canaf Group Inc.
Canaf's head office is in Vancouver, Canada, with subsidiary offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Canaf owns 100 per cent of Quantum Screening and Crushing Pty. Ltd., a South African-based company that owns 100 per cent of Southern Coal Pty. Ltd., a company that produces a high carbon, devolatized anthracite. As of July 3, 2018, Quantum agrees to sell 30 per cent of its shares in Southern Coal for the net consideration of 18 million rand; the transaction will close by Aug. 31, 2018.
About Southern Coal
Southern Coal produces calcined anthracite, a product used primarily as a substitute to coke in sintering processes. Southern Coal produces calcined anthracite by feeding washed anthracite coal through a rotary kiln, at temperatures between 900 and 1,100 C; the volatiles are driven off and the effective carbon content increased.
Southern Coal's two largest clients are African leaders in steel and ferromanganese production. Southern Coal operates near Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, where Quantum's three kilns operate; the majority of Southern Coal's feedstock anthracite is supplied from local anthracite mines in KwaZulu-Natal.
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