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Canadian Cannabis Industry Overview

Across the world attitudes towards cannabis are beginning to relax and in no country is this more evident than in Canada. In recent years, the view has shifted from marijuana being a dangerous drug to a viable medicine, and now to an appropriate form of recreation. Although already prescribed for

Should I Buy Weed Stocks?

Well you could. It seems like there is a lot of momentum and that the train is not running out of steam any time soon but you have to understand that there is a chance for permanent loss on investment. If you are willing to lose what you are going

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

Investment Banking for Dummies

I used to know a socialite girl who worked at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. As they have purchase allowances and because it is incumbent upon junior investment bankers to be immaculately dressed in no small part due to the toxic lifestyles endorsed by new finance Instagram accounts, I was happy