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Market Cap $1.23 billion
P/E Ratio 51.28
Dividend Yield 0.32%
Shares Outstanding 321.64 million
Earnings per share 0.074
Dividend per share 0.02
Year To Date Return 11.37%
Earnings Yield 1.95%
Franking 100%
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Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA)
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Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
17 Sep 2020 $0.0100 100.00% Final 09 Oct 2020
12 Mar 2020 $0.0100 100.00% Interim 03 Apr 2020
12 Sep 2019 $0.0200 100.00% Final 04 Oct 2019
13 Sep 2018 $0.0200 100.00% Final 05 Oct 2018
14 Sep 2017 $0.0200 100.00% Final 06 Oct 2017
08 Sep 2015 $0.0400 100.00% 08 Oct 2015
25 Mar 2015 $0.0300 100.00% 10 Apr 2015
24 Sep 2014 $0.0400 100.00% Final 10 Oct 2014
26 Mar 2014 $0.0100 100.00% Interim 11 Apr 2014
08 Mar 2013 $0.0200 100.00% Interim 04 Apr 2013
17 Sep 2012 $0.0600 30.00% Final 12 Oct 2012
08 Mar 2012 $0.0500 0.00% Interim 04 Apr 2012
12 Sep 2011 $0.1500 0.00% Final 03 Oct 2011
09 Sep 2010 $0.0300 0.00% Final 01 Oct 2010
09 Mar 2010 $0.0300 0.00% Interim 31 Mar 2010

WSA ASX Announcements

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About Western Areas Ltd

Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA) (formerly Western Areas NL) is an Australia-based nickel producer. Western Areas owns the Forrestania Nickel Project, along with development projects in Canada and Finland.

The company has two of the highest-grade nickel producing mines in the world, Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll. Western Areas also has a 100% interest in Bioheap Ltd, a patented bacterial leaching technology.

Western Areas shares first listed on the ASX in 2000, and now make up part of the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO). Western Areas shares sit under the Diversified Metals and Mining sub industry.

WSA Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
16 May 2022 $3.83 $0.01 0.26% 3,959,490 $3.83 $3.84 $3.83
13 May 2022 $3.82 $0.00 0.00% 1,605,079 $3.83 $3.83 $3.82
12 May 2022 $3.82 $-0.02 -0.52% 1,647,345 $3.83 $3.84 $3.82
11 May 2022 $3.84 $0.01 0.26% 1,490,798 $3.84 $3.84 $3.83
10 May 2022 $3.83 $-0.01 -0.26% 2,657,528 $3.84 $3.84 $3.82
09 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 1,359,626 $3.84 $3.85 $3.83
06 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 2,849,464 $3.84 $3.85 $3.83
05 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 2,811,251 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84
04 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 1,315,175 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84
03 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 1,513,565 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84
02 May 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 1,495,864 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84
29 Apr 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 3,703,999 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84
28 Apr 2022 $3.84 $-0.01 -0.26% 1,367,144 $3.85 $3.86 $3.84
27 Apr 2022 $3.85 $0.01 0.26% 1,214,239 $3.85 $3.86 $3.84
26 Apr 2022 $3.84 $-0.01 -0.26% 3,281,932 $3.85 $3.86 $3.84
22 Apr 2022 $3.85 $0.01 0.26% 1,142,690 $3.84 $3.86 $3.84
21 Apr 2022 $3.84 $0.00 0.00% 873,046 $3.85 $3.86 $3.84
20 Apr 2022 $3.84 $-0.02 -0.52% 733,725 $3.85 $3.85 $3.84

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
19 Nov 2021 Daniel Lougher Issued 376 $1,254,277
Issue of securities. 1,148,710 - Performance Rights
28 Jul 2021 Daniel Lougher Cancelled 277 $687,158
Cancellation of securities.

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Mr Ian Alexander Macliver Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Chairman Oct 2011
Mr Macliver is a experienced listed company director with experience as a senior executive and director of both resource and industrial companies, with particular responsibility for company strategy development, capital raising and other corporate development initiatives. Mr Macliver is Executive Chairman of Grange Consulting Group Pty Ltd which provides specialist corporate advisory services to both listed and unlisted companies, and its capital raising arm, Grange Capital Partners Pty Ltd. He is Member of the Risk Committee. Other current listed company directorships includes: Sheffield Resources Ltd (since August 2019) and MMA Offshore Ltd (since January 2020). He was director of Otto Energy Ltd (January 2004 - November 2019).
Mr Craig Leslie Readhead Non-Executive Director Jun 2014
Mr Readhead have more than 30 years legal and corporate advisory experience with specialisation in the resources sector, including the implementation of large-scale mining projects both in Australia and overseas. Mr Readhead had a distinguished legal career specialising in mining and corporate law. He is Chairman of the Risk Committee. He was director of Beadell Resources Ltd (ceased April 2019), Eastern Goldfields Ltd (ceased February 2019) and Redbank Copper Ltd (ceased January 2019). Other relevant experience includes: Formerly President of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and Previously a member of the WA Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Daniel Richard Lougher Chief Executive OfficerManaging Director May 2008
Mr Lougher have more than 38 years of experience in all facets of mining projects, exploration, feasibility, development and operational activities in Australia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He has training in Mine Planning and Geotechnical Engineering. Mr Lougher's experience covers a diverse range of commodities including nickel, gold, platinum and copper, and has experience in nickel offtakes both domestically and internationally. He is director of Perseus Mining Ltd and Chairman of Technical Committee and Nomination Committee of Perseus Mining Ltd. He also have WA Mines Manager Certificate.
Ms Yasmin Broughton Non-Executive Director Oct 2020
Ms Broughton has gained experience working as a non-executive director and a corporate lawyer in a range of industries including mining and energy. Ms Broughton has knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance at the national law firm Clayton Utz and international law firm, Ashurst. Ms Broughton has over 20 years' experience working with ASX-listed companies and has an understanding of governance, risk management, compliance and regulation. Ms Broughton is also a non-executive director of Resolute Mining Limited, Synergy, and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
Mr Timothy Carl Netscher Non-Executive Director Aug 2014
Mr Netscher is an experienced international mining executive with operational, project development, transactional and sustainability experience gained in senior executive and board roles over many years. His key executive positions during the past 25 years included Managing Director and CEO of Gindalbie Metals Ltd, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific Region of Newmont Inc., Managing Director of Vale Coal Australia, President of P T Inco and Executive Director of Refining & New Business at Impala Platinum Ltd. Mr Netscher's experience covers a range of resources including nickel, coal, iron ore, uranium, platinum group metals and gold in Africa, Asia, North America and Australia. He is member of Risk Committee. Currently he is Chairman, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committee of Gold Road Resources Ltd (since September 2014). He is also Chairman Member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Growth and Development Committee of St Barbara Ltd (since February 2014). Other relevant experience icnldues: Director of Queensland Resources Council, Director of Minerals Council of Australia and Director of Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia.
Mr Richard James Yeates Non-Executive Director Oct 2009
Mr Yeates is an experienced international mining executive with 38 years industry experience in the fields of mineral exploration, project management, feasibility studies, project finance audits, project development and transactions. He was a founding director, major shareholder and principal consultant of Resource Service Group (RSG), subsequently RSG Global and Coffey Mining, growing a boutique Goldfields consulting entity into an international enterprise over a 20-year period, culminating in the business sale to Coffey International Ltd (now Tetra Tech) in 2006. Mr Yeates experience covers a range of commodities (including nickel, copper, lead, zinc, tin, tungsten, gold, coal and mineral sands), in 39 countries on five continents. He is Managing Director and CEO, Member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Middle Island Resources Ltd (since March 2010). He is Former Director, Austmine Former Director of Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG, now AAMEG) and Formerly a member of Swick Mining Services Limited R&D Advisory Board.
Dr Natalia Streltsova Non-Executive Director Jan 2017
Dr Streltsova have more than 25 years experience in the minerals industry. She has a background in mineral processing and metallurgy with specific expertise in nickel, gold and base metals. Dr Streltsova has held various leadership and technical roles with major mining houses including Vale SA, BHP Billiton and WMC Resources Ltd. She has international experience, both in technical and in business development capacities, covering projects in Australia, Africa, South America and in the countries of the Former Soviet Union. He is director, Chair of the Risk Committee and Member of the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees of Neometals Ltd (since April 2016) and also he is director, Chair of the Risk and Sustainability Committee, Member of the Audit Committee of Ramelius Resources Ltd (since October 2019). He was director of Parkway Minerals NL (ceased September 2019). He is also Member of the Executive Council of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).
Mr Joseph (Joe) Belladonna Chief Financial OfficerCompany Secretary May 2008
Joseph (Joe) Belladonna Chief Financial OfficerCompany Secretary

Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Shares Capital
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 104,556,688 32.51%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 40,390,823 12.56%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 33,863,168 10.53%
Bnp Paribas Noms Pty Ltd (Drp) 7,185,446 2.23%
Northmead Holdings Pty Ltd (The Greenwell Family A/C) 4,350,000 1.35%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 3,623,635 1.13%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six Sis Ltd (Drp A/C) 2,921,993 0.91%
National Nominees Limited 2,508,835 0.78%
Bell Potter Nominees Ltd (Bb Nominees A/C) 2,487,659 0.77%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd (Drp A/C) 2,424,213 0.75%
Ubs Nominees Pty Ltd 2,286,543 0.71%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd (Agency Lending Drp A/C) 1,980,529 0.62%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd (Ib Au Noms Retailclient Drp) 1,712,379 0.53%
Cs Fourth Nominees Pty Limited (Hsbc Cust Nom Au Ltd 11 A/C) 1,562,339 0.49%
Ms Bo Xu 1,500,000 0.47%
Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Limited (Mlpro A/C) 1,317,841 0.41%
Brazil Farming Pty Ltd 1,260,000 0.39%
Warbont Nominees Pty Ltd (Unpaid Entrepot A/C) 1,074,212 0.33%
3Rd Wave Investors Pty Ltd 1,000,000 0.31%
Alphagen Capital Pty Ltd 1,000,000 0.31%
Farjoy Pty Ltd 1,000,000 0.31%