Sector Expert: Benjamin Asuncion

Haywood Securities

Benjamin Asuncion is a research analysts with Haywood Securities. Asuncion was previously involved in the management of a $10 million endowment fund at Simon Fraser University. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Simon Fraser University.



Recent Interviews

Benjamin Asuncion and Geordie Mark: Six Gold and Silver Leaders at Today's Prices (2/24/14)

gold and silverBenjamin Asuncion and Geordie Mark of Haywood Securities forecast 2014 gold and silver prices of $1,300/ounce and $21.50/ounce, respectively. In this interview with The Gold Report, they argue that the gold and silver companies that will thrive in 2014 will be those blessed with prudent but aggressive management that can post good margins at today's prices. And they suggest a half-dozen gold and silver miners poised to do just that.

Recent Quotes

"AKG appears to be tracking well for its first gold pour in January 2016."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (12/21/15)
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"MND reached an agreement with its mining union at Cerro Bayo."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/2/15)
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"MND's production at Cerro Bayo is expected to increase later this year."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/14/15)
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"MND replaced reserves at Cerro Bayo and Costerfield, net of depletion."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (2/19/15)
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"Q4/14 provided a positive read-through for MND's operating mines."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (2/18/15)
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"MND had a strong finish to 2014, with record production."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (1/12/15)
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"FVI's board approved expansion of the San Jose mine and mill."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (12/18/14)
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"We maintain our Buy rating on SVL stock."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (11/14/14)
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"FVI's solid Q3/14 results were headlined by cash flow of $17.8M."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (11/11/14)
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"SVL recovered 72% silver and 92% gold in Q3/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (10/15/14)
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"MND's Q3/14 consolidated production represents a quarterly record."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (10/15/14)
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"FVI's expansion studies at San Jose continue toward a decision by year-end."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (10/10/14)
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"MND completed the acquisition of Elgin for 50M shares and $27M in cash."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (9/11/14)
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"SVL's Santa Elena drill results are similar to previous wider-spaced holes."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (9/4/14)
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"MND's acquisition of Elgin Mining should close on or about Sept. 10."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (9/3/14)
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"FVI's global resources have demonstrated significant growth, increasing 57% year over year."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/27/14)
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"In Q2/14, SVL delivered operating cash flow of $1.6M."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/15/14)
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"The 40M share transaction does not impact MND's financial position."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/15/14)
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"FVI's Q2/14 operating cash flow came in ahead of our estimates."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/14/14)
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"SVL successfully completed the commissioning phase at Santa Elena mine."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/11/14)
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"We view a successful closing of MND's Elgin acquisition as probable."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (8/8/14)
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"Gold recoveries from AKG's Dynamite Hill beat our projections."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/29/14)
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"FVI intersected 1,029 g/t Ag and 5.94 g/t Au over 3.3m at Trinidad North."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/14/14)
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"FVI's Q2/14 Ag eq production came in 6% higher than our estimate."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/11/14)
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"MND's drilling extended the distribution of known mineralization."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/11/14)
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"MND's Cerro Bayo ramp-up and Cuffley contribution were key in Q2/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/10/14)
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"FVI's Q2/14 production came in 6% higher than our estimate."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (7/10/14)
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"AKG has 4.92 Moz gold in 2P resources with potential for expanding the mine life."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (6/18/14)
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"We look for MND to replicate the turnaround success demonstrated at existing mines."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (6/5/14)
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"FVI delivered Q1/14 operating cash flow of $16.9M ($0.13/share)."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (5/13/14)
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"FVI's Q1/14 operating cash flow exceeded our estimates."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (5/12/14)
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"MND declared a dividend after earnings exceed expectations."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (5/7/14)
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"MND had a stronger-than-anticipated financial performance in Q1/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (5/6/14)
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"MND's bond offering is anticipated to fund the Challacollo capital requirements through start-up."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/30/14)
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"FVI's Trinidad North continues to deliver bonanza intercepts."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/29/14)
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"MND's proposed $60M funding removes questions regarding Challacollo."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/24/14)
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"MND expanded Au-Ag-Sb production in Chile and Australia."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/15/14)
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"SVL produced 201 Koz silver and 7.5 Koz gold during Q1/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/15/14)
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"FVI's Q1/14 consolidated production exceeded expectations."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/14/14)
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"Mill commissioning at SVL's Santa Elena is anticipated in Q2/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/7/14)
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"ICG's Lamaque has favorable infrastructure and the potential to deliver 112.4 Koz/year."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (4/3/14)
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"SVL delivered Q4/13 operating cash flow of $4M on revenues of $12.9M."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (3/25/14)
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"We are upgrading our rating on FVI to Buy."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (3/19/14)
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"FVI continues to return significant grades over potentially mineable widths at Trinidad North."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (3/10/14)
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"FVI has a strong management team with a track record of successful and prudent acquisitions."

The Gold Report Interview with Benjamin Asuncion (2/24/14)
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"MND's alignment with shareholders stands out among its peers."

The Gold Report Interview with Benjamin Asuncion (2/24/14)
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"MND's Cerro Bayo is set for expansion in Q1/14."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (2/19/14)
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"Mine life at MND's Costerfield is ~3 years and at Cerro Bayo, ~5."

— Benjamin Asuncion, Haywood Securities (2/14/14)
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