Seabridge Gold Inc. (SEA:TSX; SA:NYSE.MKT) recently announced it would be raising US$150 million royalty deal from Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty, noted Mike Kozak in a Cantor Fitzgerald research note.
This was completed via the sale of a 1.2% net smelter return royalty on all metals production at KSM in the future.
In this research note, Kozak stated, "We have a favorable view of this transaction as it removes a significant financing overhang in a way that is not equity dilutive to shareholders."
Kozak also pointed out that the US$150 million, besides the US$225 million raised the previous year, will be used to finish physical work at the site that Kozak expects "will support Seabridge achieving the "substantially started" project designation well before the July 2026 date required by the B.C. government to keep its Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) valid for the life of the project."
Integrating the 1.2% minimizes Kozak's DCF-based NPV on KSM from US$7.22 billion to US$7.01 billion, "effectively net-neutral after adding back the US$0.15 billion" Seabridge will earn from this NSR sale.
Structure and Predictions
From this news, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated its Buy rating on Seabridge Gold, with a target of US$33.50 / CA$42.
Kozak's research also shares current market data on the company:
- Rating: Buy
- Price: US$15.17/ CA$20.47, with a 52-week range of US$10.03 and US$16.18
- Price Target: US$33.50 / CA$42
- Market Cap: US$1,250
Kozak expects a projected return to target of 105.2% for shareholders. Seabridge has US$248 million in cash and cash equivalents and 82.4 million outstanding shares.
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