The Metals Company (NASDAQ: TMC)

Last close As at 23/05/2024


0.07 (4.83%)

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The Metals Company (TMC) is focused on the collection, processing and refining of polymetallic nodules, containing nickel, copper and cobalt, found on the seafloor in the international waters of the Clarion Clipperton Zone, 1,300 nautical miles off the coast of Southern California.

The decarbonisation of the automotive sector is gathering pace with sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increasing 59% in 2022 to nearly 15% of the global market. This seismic shift will require a significant increase in the availability of nickel, cobalt and manganese for the batteries required to power EVs. We estimate that TMC’s total nickel resources could electrify 230m cars.

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Equity Analyst

David Larkam

David Larkam

Analyst, Industrials

Harry Kilby


Key Management

  • Craig Shesky


  • Gerard Barron

    Chairman & CEO

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Share Price Performance

Price Performance
% 1M 3M 12M
Actual (8.4) 13.4 108.6
Relative (11.9) 9.6 64.1
52 week high/low US$2.8/US$0.7


TMC has been exploring the Clarion Clipperton Zone, a deep seabed off the coast of Western California containing polymetallic nodules rich in nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper. The International Seabed Authority, established by the UN, is mandated to establish deep sea exploitation regulations. This is scheduled to be completed by July 2024, with TMC planning to submit an application shortly afterwards. With a c 12-month application process, management is planning on commencing commercial operations at the end of Q126.

Y/E Dec Revenue (US$m) EBITDA (US$m) PBT (US$m) EPS (fd) (c) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2022A 0.0 (84.4) (86.0) (32.0) N/A N/A
2023A 0.0 (59.7) (61.9) (20.0) N/A N/A
2024E 0.0 (50.0) (50.0) (16.0) N/A N/A
2025E 0.0 (39.6) (40.0) (12.0) N/A N/A



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