North American Palladium Ltd. (PAL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					           North American Palladium Ltd. (PAL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                   Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDMM24773FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAY 2012

          Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, Suite
                                                             Phone              +1 416 3607590                  Revenue          170.50 (million CAD)
          2350
          Toronto, ON                                        Fax                +1 416 3607709                  Net Profit       -65.15 (million CAD)
          M5J 2J2                                            Website            www.napalladium.com             Employees        425
                                                                                PAL [American Stock
          Canada                                             Exchange                                           Industry         Metals and Mining
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       North American Palladium Ltd. (NAP) is a diversified precious metals mining company. The company, through its subsidiaries
       involves in the exploration and production of palladium. It also involves in the exploration of platinum, gold, copper, silver and
       certain base metals. NAP operates through three reportable segments, namely, palladium operations through the LDI palladium
       mine and mill; gold operations through the Vezza gold mine from 2012, due to the closure of Sleeping Giant gold mine; and
       corporate and other. The company's subsidiary LDI is one of two primary producers of palladium around the world. It also owns
       various exploration properties in the Abitibi region of Quebec.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      North American Palladium Ltd., SWOT Analysis
         William J. Biggar                   Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Andre J. Douchane                   Chairman
                                                                                      Operational Efficiency                 History of Losses
         Steven R. Berlin                    Director
                                                                                      Robust Research and                    Long Term Liabilities
         C. David A. Comba                   Director
                                                                                      Development
         Robert J. Quinn                     Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Rising Demand for Gold and             High Competitive Pressure
         North American Palladium Ltd.                                                Copper
                                                                                                                             Environmental Regulations
        Share Price (CAD) as on 10-                                      2.54         Positive Outlook for Palladium
        May-2012                                                                      Market
        EPS (CAD)                                                       -0.40
        Market Cap (million CAD)                                         415         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million CAD)                                   435
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     163
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Apr 10, 2012         NAP Announces           Preliminary        Q1   2012
                                                                                                           Production Results
                                                                                      Feb 08, 2012         Midland Resumes          Drilling     At   Laflamme
                                                                                                           Property In Quebec
                                                                                      Jul 12, 2011         NAP Provides Gold Exploration Update
                                                                                      Jun 28, 2011         NAP Provides Palladium Exploration Update
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData



       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................ 5
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................... 6
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................. 7
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Major Products and Services .......................................................................................................... 8
       North American Palladium Ltd. - History............................................................................................................................................. 9
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Company Statement ..................................................................................................................... 10
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries........................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Business Description .................................................................................................................... 13
       North American Palladium Ltd. - SWOT Analysis............................................................................................................................. 14
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 14
          North American Palladium Ltd. - Strengths ................................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Robust Research and Development ......................................................................................................................... 14
             Strength - Advance Stage Projects ........................................................................................................................................... 14
          North American Palladium Ltd. - Weaknesses.............................................................................................................................. 15
             Weakness - History of Losses ................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Long Term Liabilities ............................................................................................................................................. 15
          North American Palladium Ltd. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................. 15
             Opportunity - Rising Demand for Gold and Copper................................................................................................................... 15
             Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Palladium Market ................................................................................................................. 15
          North American Palladium Ltd. - Threats ...................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - High Competitive Pressure .......................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Environmental Regulations .......................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Gloomy Outlook for Global Mining Industry ................................................................................................................. 16
       North American Palladium Ltd. - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................... 17
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 18
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 18
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 22
       North American Palladium Ltd., Recent Deals Summary ................................................................................................................. 23
       Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments ................................................................................................................................ 24
          North American Palladium Ltd., Recent Developments ................................................................................................................ 24
             Apr 10, 2012: NAP Announces Preliminary Q1 2012 Production Results ................................................................................. 24
             Feb 08, 2012: Midland Resumes Drilling At Laflamme Property In Quebec.............................................................................. 24
             Jul 12, 2011: NAP Provides Gold Exploration Update............................................................................................................... 25


North American Palladium Ltd. (PAL) - Financial and Strategic                                                                                                 Reference Code: GDMM24773FSA
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             Jun 28, 2011: NAP Provides Palladium Exploration Update ..................................................................................................... 26
       Section 5 – Appendix ....................................................................................................................................................................... 29
          Methodology ....................................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: North American Palladium Ltd. (NAP) is a diversified precious metals mining company. The company, through its subsidiaries involves in the exploration and production of palladium. It also involves in the exploration of platinum, gold, copper, silver and certain base metals. NAP operates through three reportable segments, namely, palladium operations through the LDI palladium mine and mill; gold operations through the Vezza gold mine from 2012, due to the closure of Sleeping Giant gold mine; and corporate and other. The company's subsidiary LDI is one of two primary producers of palladium around the world. It also owns various exploration properties in the Abitibi region of Quebec.
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