Sector Expert: Philip Ker

PI Financial

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Philip Ker is a mining analyst for PI Financial. He has field experience as an exploration geologist working across Canada on gold, diamond and base metal projects. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance at the University of Alberta and also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in geology.



Recent Interviews

Why Miners with Positive Cash Flow Deserve Your Attention: Philip Ker (3/2/15)
Faucet of gold

Cash flow. Cash Flow. Cash flow. That's where investors should focus in 2015, says Philip Ker, mining analyst with PI Financial. Ker says that Canadian and Mexican gold producers are generating greater cash flow owing to a stronger U.S. greenback and more finely tuned mine plans. In this interview with The Gold Report, he shares his top stock pick for 2015 and some equity stories that could unlock further shareholder value with the drill bit.

Thinning the Junior Mining Herd Tough but Necessary: Philip Ker (4/12/13)

A dearth of financing is culling the junior mining herd. Who will be left? Philip Ker, a mining analyst with PI Financial in Toronto, believes cash-flow generators in safe jurisdictions will continue to perform in this market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Ker talks about a few favorite companies that fit the bill.

Junior Miners Still Giving the Street Something to Talk About: Philip Ker (7/30/12)

Which junior miners are giving the Street something to talk about? Some shining examples of promising companies with good balance sheets do exist despite what seems like a market dominated by bad news. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Philip Ker, an analyst with Vancouver-based Union Securities, shares the good news his latest site visits have revealed about projects in Nevada and Mexico.

Recent Quotes

"We anticipate KDX's Hollister becoming a strong complement to high grade ore coming from Fire Creek and foresee Klondex realizing production in 2017 at a 200tpd rate."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/25/16)
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"BAR's joint venture intersected high-grade mineralization at its Northshore property."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/22/16)
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"MAG's Deep Zone has sufficient grades to be economic and could provide significant mine life longevity to an already attractive world class deposit."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/15/16)
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"Increasing gold grades combined with more effective mining control is leading NMI's success."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/13/16)
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"We continue to remain confident that KDX can achieve guidance with its back-end loaded year of production."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/13/16)
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"We maintain our view that KDX's management can meet its target."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/4/16)
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"NMI confirmed positive results today from 57 underground drill holes."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (6/28/16)
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"KDX provided an update on its Canadian Operations which they have now rebranded as the True North Gold Mine."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (6/15/16)
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"BAR announced a bought deal private placement of C$6M on a flow-through basis. "

— Philip Ker, Haywood Securities (6/14/16)
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"With stellar grades, Maud Creek offers solid opportunity for NMI to rapidly payback the project's initial capex."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/16/16)
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"We maintain our view that KDX's management can meet its target of 145-150 Koz Au eq."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/11/16)
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"NMI continues to deliver high-grade drilling results from its surface and underground drilling efforts at Fosterville."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/9/16)
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"NMI's flagship Fosterville operation was highlighted with record head grades of 7.34 g/t."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/29/16)
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"KDX made significant improvements to mill throughput, which set a record of 810 tpd during Q1/16."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/25/16)
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"NMI is in a solid financial position to fund its assortment of organic growth opportunities."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/12/16)
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"TMM is expected to benefit from the recent increase in gold prices."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (3/17/16)
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"We consider BAR's Grasset project to be in a class of its own."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (3/7/16)
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"NMI announced in-line Q4/15 earnings results."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (3/7/16)
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"Development at MAG's Juanicipio continues to progress steadily."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (2/18/16)
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"NMI intends to force a redemption for its convertible debentures."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (2/12/16)
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"NMI announced further positive drill results from Stawell's Aurora B target."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/26/16)
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"KDX's total 2015 results were in line with expectations."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/20/16)
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"NMI reported in-line Q4/15 production results."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/19/16)
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"We are initiating coverage of NMI with a Buy rating."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/13/16)
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"MAG and its joint venture partner continue construction of Juanicipio."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/11/16)
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"KDX continues to be one of the sector darlings."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/11/16)
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"We see future value and deposit expansion from BAR's Grasset."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/11/16)
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"KDX will acquire a turnkey Rice Lake asset at a fraction of book value."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (12/18/15)
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"KDX announced a 32% increase in gold reserves at Fire Creek."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (12/4/15)
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"BAR announced positive drill results at the H3 zone on Grasset."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/16/15)
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"TMM announced positive drill results at its Ana Paula project."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/13/15)
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"KDX announced in-line earnings of $0.03/share for Q3/15."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/12/15)
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"KDX announced in-line production results for Q3/15."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/23/15)
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"Ore from BAR's Grasset project can generate a high-grade concentrate."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/2/15)
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"TMM's El Sauzal acquisition is expected to reduce capex by $40ľ60M."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/25/15)
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"KDX continues to see increases in gold ounces from its drill efforts."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/16/15)
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"BAR reported assay results that extend Grasset's H3 zone at depth."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/8/15)
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"Given the sector's state, the most attractive M&A target would be MAG."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/2/15)
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"We believe BAR's Bug Lake target may contain grades that could support a stand-alone operation."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/27/15)
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"KDX continues incremental tonnage increases at both its operations."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/13/15)
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"We are initiating coverage of BAR with a Buy recommendation."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/11/15)
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"We are confident that KDX's exploration and development efforts will lead to further discoveries."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (8/4/15)
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"TMM will amend its San Francisco mine plan to target high-grade ore zones."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/31/15)
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"KDX continues to deliver on all fronts of its operations."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/22/15)
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"KTN is raising funds to advance its exciting La Negra discovery in Mexico."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/17/15)
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"TMM has begun underground drifting at its San Francisco operation in Mexico."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (7/8/15)
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"KTN's La Negra discovery amplifies the potential of the district."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (6/15/15)
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"Based on upside at Fire Creek and Midas, we maintain our Buy rating on KDX."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/21/15)
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"KTN's final assays confirm broad intercepts of silver mineralization."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/20/15)
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"KDX remains well positioned to meet capital requirements over the remainder of 2015."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/14/15)
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"We are upgrading TMM's stock from Neutral to Buy."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (5/6/15)
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"We are increasing our price target for KTN and maintaining our Buy rating."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/30/15)
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"MAG's highlight intercept boasted a wide interval of mineralization."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/24/15)
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"KDX announced a slight beat to Q1/15 production estimates."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/15/15)
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"TMM had gold production of 24,155 oz for Q1/15."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/14/15)
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"Highlight intersections at KDX's Midas lead to 2015 mine plan upside."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (4/7/15)
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"We remain bullish on KTN's exploration potential at La Negra."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (3/31/15)
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"For 2014, TMM met annual guidance by selling ~121 Koz Au eq."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (3/11/15)
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"BAR's Grasset nickel discovery is on its way to becoming a world-class asset."

The Gold Report Interview with Philip Ker (3/2/15)
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"The recently announced reserve calculation for Midas was a fantastic milestone for KDX."

The Gold Report Interview with Philip Ker (3/2/15)
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"Ana Paula is a very attractive project and a good bolt-on asset for TMM to possess and develop."

The Gold Report Interview with Philip Ker (3/2/15)
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"We are increasing our target price for KDX."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (2/24/15)
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"Ana Paula could yield ~170% growth to TMM's production profile."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (2/18/15)
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"KDX's Fire Creek has blue-sky potential to grow beyond the updated resource."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/30/15)
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"Progress on Caballo Blanco's permitting would reduce TMM's risk."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/27/15)
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"We are raising our target price for KDX."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/20/15)
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"MAG is well positioned to meet funding requirements for the development of Juanicipio."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/6/15)
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"Our best performing precious metals mining top pick for Q4/15 was KDX."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/6/15)
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"TMM plans to advance Caballo Blanco into construction."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (1/6/15)
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"KTN confirmed broader mineralization over the breccia at La Negra."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/26/14)
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"SVL's Q3/14 net income of $3.6M was better than our $2.2M estimate."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/13/14)
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"KDX provides investors with a low-cost, expanding operation."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (11/13/14)
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"TMM generated positive net income despite low gold prices and record rainfall."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/29/14)
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"KDX announced a strong beat for Q3/14 production."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/28/14)
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"TMM's recovery rates of 74% in Q3/14 beat our expectation of 68%."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/17/14)
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"KTN confirmed a significant silver discovery was made at La Negra."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/16/14)
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"SVL is a compelling investment with low costs in a weakened metal price environment."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/15/14)
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"KDX announced an increase in grade and in situ ounces at Midas."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/2/14)
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"We continue to remain positive on SVL's Santa Elena operation."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (10/2/14)
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"SVL is evaluating re-opening Santa Elena's pit and is taking tenders."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/26/14)
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"KDX's drilling will amass ~240,000 ft over the next 18 months."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/5/14)
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"SVL's drill results showed intercepts with good widths and grades."

— Philip Ker, PI Financial (9/4/14)
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