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Cardium Formation

The Cardium Basin runs from northeastern British Columbia to Western Alberta and is a major source of petroleum and natural gas. It is a sandstone and shale basin within the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and its name originates from the abundant amount of fossilized cockle (Cardiidae) shells it contains. The

Major SAGD Projects in Canada

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Valuation of Metals & Mining Companies Part III: Credit

Part I: Introduction Part II: Multiples Part III: Credit Mining credit is interesting because of the capital intensive and cyclical nature of the business and unpredictability of cash flows. Capital structures with high leverage are pretty common amongst players in the space. Since commodities as a whole are at the

Valuation of Metals & Mining Companies Part II: Multiples

Part I: Introduction Part II: Multiples Part III: Credit Once an appropriate price assumptions deck has been selected, analysts use a combination of these metrics to determine the value of a business. P/E (Price/Earnings) The price to earnings ratio looks at the price the investors are paying per share for each dollar

Valuation of Metals & Mining Companies Part I: Introduction

Part I: Introduction Part II: Multiples Part III: Credit Multiples analysis is a key component of valuation within Investment Banking and Equity Research as multiples are calculated based on actual market information and each multiple tells a different story about the state of a business. Analysts usually calculate a variety

Natural Gas Benchmarks

Natural Gas Distribution Hubs A natural gas distribution hub is where natural gas is purchased, received, and distributed. Hubs provide pricing points and locations for spot market transactions and gas trading. They also publish pricing points for gas price transparency. Most distribution hubs are located near storage facilities. The British thermal unit

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Sell Side Handbook regularly advocates for young professionals to invest their savings in the stock market as it is the best way to grow wealth. Cash in a savings account is stagnant and erodes in value over time due to price inflation over time. Investing spare funds ensures that money