AVZ Minerals Limited (ASX AVZ) is a mineral exploration company that acquires, develops, mines and produces lithium, tin, tantalum and other base metals.
AVZ Minerals shares floated at A$0.15 in 2007, fluctuated between A$0.10 and A$0.20 FY07-FY11, before declining sharply to A$0.01 in FY12 and stayed at that level for more than four years.
In FY16, AVZ Minerals completed the acquisition of the Manono Project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the largest lithium deposit in the world. The acquisition pushed the AVZ Minerals share price up more than 3000% to A$0.34 within two years.
Since then the share price has declined to around A$0.10. At this point, AVZ Minerals is a play on the Manono project, of which only 50% has been explored.
AVZ Minerals shares is a typical high risk and high reward stock. Manono was recently confirmed to be the world No.1 lithium deposit in scale and No. 2 in grade. However, lots of risk and uncertainty exist in the short-to-medium term, as AVZ has not even begun commercial mining.
As illustrated in the table, AVZ is not profitable for five years as its activities were merely an initial investment in exploration. Read more
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