Northern Star is about halfway through restoring Pogo as a Tier 1 gold producer, with an update on its broader plans for the mine and regional exploration upside to land in September. It is what Northern Star does, and does well.
Bullion’s romp beyond the record $2000 an ounce level in Aussie dollar terms has prompted investors to take a closer look at the pantheon of ASX-listed local gold producers – despite some problems in the mid-tier that have tarnished the sector.
I know this is the fifth time I am writing about gold but with the precious metal surging to fresh new multi-year highs I need to stress to readers the enormous opportunity that is being presented to investors.
Credit Suisse believes the company has paid a fair price for 50% of the Super Pit based on the current reserves and the assumption that the current constrained production and elevated costs will improve.
September quarter production was -10% below UBS estimates with costs 12% higher. The broker suggests, being the fourth quarter of weaker-than-expected production, market confidence has been dented and this is potentially affecting the company's premium valuation.