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Source: Adrian Day 01/03/2024

Global Analyst Adrian Day catches up on news from two stocks.

Nestle SA (NESN:VX; NSRGY:OTC) has recently introduced several healthful or plant-based foodstuffs as part of a long-term move away from sugary snacks. It recently launched Maggi Soya Chunks, a plant-based meat alternative marketed in Africa to enable consumers there to add protein to their everyday food.

Another new launch is a range of plant-based alternatives to white fish, including nuggets, fingers, and fillets. It is also bringing back its “Voie Gras” alternative to foie gras for a limited time and only in selected northern European countries.

“N3” is made from cow’s milk but with added prebiotics and low-lactose, is being test-marketed in China. Many of these and similar products over the last year and more can be expensive to develop and market, and many are niche markets, but they are part of a broad strategy that may prove profitable over the long term.

Nestle is a Buy for long-term investors.

Pan American’s New Mine: Long Life but Expensive

Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS:TSX; PAAS:NASDAQ) released a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on its La Colorada skarn project, with strong return metrics but a high capital cost. The project, essentially a new cave mine underneath its existing La Colorado mine, is a large, long-life polymetallic project.

The project, with production expected to start in 2033, will have a 17-year mine life and 14% internal rate of return, with 60% of the value from zinc and 20% each from lead and silver. The capex is estimated at $2.8 billion, with a payback of 4.3 years. The estimated start date, after a six-year construction period, fits well with the depletion of the current mine.

The capex came in higher than the market was expecting. Because of the large amount of base metals and the high capex, the company is looking to partner with the project, keeping the silver for itself. This large project adds to Pan American’s net asset value.


TOP BUYS this week in addition to above include Franco-Nevada Corp. (FNV:TSX; FNV:NYSE), Altius Minerals Corp. (ALS:TSX.V), Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (MTA:TSX.V; MTA:NYSE American), Midland Exploration Inc. (MD:TSX.V), Lara Exploration Ltd. (LRA:TSX.V), Orogen Royalties Inc. (OGN:TSX.V), and Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPHT:Singapore).

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