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Gemfields Group


ZAR2471.5m market cap

ZAR1.95 last close

Gemfields is a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. It owns 75% of Montepuez Ruby Mining in Mozambique, 75% of the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia, the Fabergé jewellery business and investments in Jupiter Mines and Sedibelo Platinum.

Investment summary

Gemfields’ chairman Brian Gilbertson is stepping down as chairman and director of the company from 25 November 2019. Mr Martin Tolcher, who has served on the board since November 2008, will take over as chairman. The move paves the way for Gemfields to progress a potential AIM listing. Having completed the buyback of 143m shares at average price of ZAR1.50/share, Gemfields is seeking shareholder approval for further share buybacks.

Y/E Dec
Revenue (US$m)
PBT (US$m)
EPS (c)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2017A 81.7 30.5 55.8 3.9 3.5 N/A
2018A 206.1 58.9 (22.5) (2.3) N/A N/A
2019E 195.3 53.1 25.4 0.5 27.3 N/A
2020E 216.2 58.8 28.9 0.3 45.6 N/A
Industry outlook

Investors concerned that weak diamond market conditions may also be reflected in coloured gemstones should take heart from Gemfields’ most recent auction results: at Montepuez Ruby Mining’s (MRM’s) June auction 98% of lots sold by weight and one lot achieved a record price per carat; Kagem’s August auction totalled US$18.6m – the highest for a commercial quality auction since November 2015. Current diamond market challenges are most unique to that sub-sector with very limited read across to coloured gemstones.

Last updated on 24/01/2020
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net cash (US$m) 46.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual 11.4 30.0 7.1
Relative* 11.4 26.0 0.4
52-week high/low ZAR2.1/ZAR1.4
*% relative to local index
Key management
Sean Gilbertson CEO
David Lovett CFO