A June 29 Canaccord Genuity research note indicated that earlier in the month, on June 15, Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (KBLT:TSX.V; CBLLF:OTC; 27O:FSE) agreed to acquire 32.6% of cobalt produced at Vale's Voisey's Bay mine when it starts up in 2021.
"This is the second stream in the companyís portfolio, showing the market that it is continuing to execute its business plan," wrote analyst Eric Zaunscherb. "This stream could offer investors more confidence in the direction the company is going."
Based on this acquisition, Canaccord raised its target price on Cobalt 27 to CA$22.50 per share from CA$18. In comparison, the stock is currently trading at around CA$9.10 per share. "Our rating remains Speculative until cash flow commences," noted Zaunscherb.
Zaunscherb relayed that the agreement calls for cobalt delivery to Cobalt 27 of up to approximately 850 tons per year for a total of 10.8 thousand tons, followed by 16.3% of the production. Cobalt 27 will pay $300 million ($300M) up front. After, "it will receive ongoing payments equal to 18% of the cobalt reference price for each pound of cobalt delivered, until Cobalt 27 has recovered the full value of the advance amount through Vale's deliveries of finished cobalt," explained the analyst.
Also, he noted in the report that Cobalt 27 announced on June 27 the closing of its bought deal financing in which it raised more than CA$300M. "Although the financing was slightly more dilutive than previously anticipated, the accretive nature of the stream offset dilution," said Zaunscherb. The company will use a portion of those proceeds to fund the stream acquisition from Vale.
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