Gold bugs would be breathing a sigh of relief this week as the price stabilises just shy of $US1,800/oz ($2,463/oz Aussie) thanks to Monday’s healthy 1.5% gain.

While there are plenty of other red hot sectors attracting investor dollars right now, the gold price itself has actually remained reasonably steady since mid-June — chaotic flash crash aside.

USD gold price over the past 2 years.

Its reporting season, so we know prices over the past year like this — ☝ — mean healthy profits for ASX listed miners. For investors, the dividends are flowing.

Africa gold miner Perseus Mining (ASX:PRU) saw a 48% rise in net profit after tax (NPAT) to $139.4 million in FY2021 and 11% increase in EBITDA to $303.1m.

It will see Perseus, which operates the Yaoure, Sissingue and Edikan gold mines, pay a maiden dividend of 1.5c per share to shareholders.

WA gold miner Ramelius Resources (ASX:RMS) reported a record profit for FY21 of $126.8m and will pay a full franked 2.5c per share dividend.

And after almost a year as a merged entity with Saracen, Northern Star (ASX:NST) is on the way to a 2Mozpa production profile, a level that could see it challenge Newcrest (ASX:NCM) to the title of Australia’s biggest gold digger by 2026.

Northern Star sold ~1.6Moz of gold in 2020-21 at a record average price of $2277/oz, with prices having risen to record levels early in the financial year.

That generated a statutory NPAT of $1.03 billion.

They weren’t all winners — Gwalia gold mine owner St Barbara (ASX:SBM) ate a statutory loss of $177m after a 26% drop in underlying profit from $108m in FY20 to $81m in FY21.

It will still pay a 2c per share dividend.

Despite their solid FY21 results, the Ramelius and Northern Star share prices are down 21% and 30% respectively over the past 12 months.

Perseus notched up a small 7% gain.

It’s hard to argue with those experts who reckon gold stocks are cheap right now.

 

Winners & Losers

Here’s how ASX-listed gold & silver stocks are performing:

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CODE COMPANY 1 WEEK RETURN % 1 MONTH RETURN % 6 MONTH RETURN % 1 YEAR RETURN % PRICE [INTRADAY FRI] MARKET CAP
NCM Newcrest Mining -4 -5 0 -22 24.58 $ 19,958,214,278.64
NST Northern Star 0 -6 -8 -30 9.38 $ 10,990,539,824.00
EVN Evolution Mining -2 -6 -6 -28 3.94 $ 7,133,313,171.30
CHN Chalice Mining 1 -5 41 333 6.5 $ 2,368,215,187.80
RRL Regis Resources 2 0 -17 -52 2.5 $ 1,862,894,258.94
PRU Perseus Mining 1 -7 26 7 1.4675 $ 1,803,645,267.90
DEG De Grey Mining 3 5 29 34 1.19 $ 1,492,741,705.46
RMS Ramelius Resources 2 -5 22 -21 1.56 $ 1,241,497,147.25
SLR Silver Lake Resource 3 -8 -6 -35 1.37 $ 1,190,762,809.61
GOR Gold Road Res 1 -2 3 -20 1.2525 $ 1,101,100,797.50
SBM St Barbara Limited -1 -11 -24 -52 1.58 $ 1,086,970,016.12
WAF West African Res -2 -9 25 14 1.0075 $ 909,904,176.39
BGL Bellevue Gold 7 3 34 -3 0.965 $ 815,919,275.25
CMM Capricorn Metals 6 20 47 13 2.21 $ 802,905,843.94
WGX Westgold Resources. -1 -4 -17 -17 1.7 $ 716,781,346.06
ALK Alkane Resources -2 -15 35 -8 0.955 $ 574,550,192.00
ADT Adriatic Metals -2 -7 26 16 2.71 $ 498,005,296.20
RSG Resolute Mining -5 -22 -31 -60 0.4425 $ 491,232,254.17
FFX Firefinch -7 29 130 324 0.53 $ 488,388,906.10
SSR SSR Mining Inc. -1 4 16 21.61 $ 467,015,912.00
RED Red 5 Limited 4 1 10 -28 0.1925 $ 447,646,326.24
AMI Aurelia Metals -1 -29 -13 -30 0.34 $ 432,158,956.25
EMR Emerald Res NL 0 -9 1 32 0.81 $ 417,471,737.67
AGG AngloGold Ashanti -3 -11 -12 -41 4.66 $ 404,111,175.45
ADN Andromeda Metals -6 3 -51 256 0.16 $ 393,768,327.36
AXE Archer Materials -16 7 76 256 1.71 $ 391,655,259.12
MAU Magnetic Resources 0 6 7 -2 1.59 $ 346,895,849.10
TBR Tribune Res -2 -8 4 -34 5.3 $ 272,309,319.63
PNR Pantoro Limited 0 -10 -7 -22 0.19 $ 267,709,752.62
SVL Silver Mines Limited -2 -11 -9 -9 0.2 $ 244,187,907.40
DGO DGO Gold Limited -5 -9 9 -6 3.06 $ 235,071,157.86
DCN Dacian Gold 9 -6 -35 -26 0.245 $ 232,183,200.96
CEL Challenger Exp 4 -2 -14 10 0.27 $ 219,272,674.66
CAI Calidus Resources 22 20 38 1 0.565 $ 199,964,173.50
CYL Catalyst Metals -1 -6 3 -24 1.9 $ 187,744,830.93
NVA Nova Minerals -7 -10 -26 124 0.1075 $ 176,499,397.94
PDI Predictive Disc -4 -19 128 86 0.13 $ 175,696,345.89
MML Medusa Mining -1 -10 -14 -9 0.81 $ 167,338,007.31
WMC Wiluna Mining Corp 6 0 -10 -14 1.045 $ 167,014,184.62
HCH Hot Chili 10 19 0 13 0.044 $ 162,247,635.52
MGV Musgrave Minerals 2 -5 2 -47 0.305 $ 159,966,884.70
KCN Kingsgate Consolid. -2 -14 -26 25 0.71 $ 159,489,287.70
AUT Auteco Minerals -1 -22 -14 -53 0.09 $ 150,046,104.24
EM2 Eagle Mountain 15 -1 54 215 0.74 $ 149,123,108.51
TIE Tietto Minerals -3 -10 -9 -43 0.31 $ 141,417,491.36
TTM Titan Minerals 0 -13 -9 -16 0.105 $ 127,656,469.71
BCN Beacon Minerals 6 3 -1 10 0.035 $ 125,423,415.08
ASO Aston Minerals 13 -7 265 246 0.135 $ 124,045,665.77
BDC Bardoc Gold 3 5 -8 -14 0.067 $ 111,056,472.06
DRE Drednought Resources 5 0 175 267 0.044 $ 109,090,072.14
AOP Apollo Consolidated -3 10 3 9 0.37 $ 107,899,618.30
SVY Stavely Minerals 0 -14 -47 -29 0.41 $ 106,994,195.32
BBX BBX Minerals -2 -4 -27 -4 0.22 $ 100,764,724.50
AZS Azure Minerals 56 43 8 109 0.335 $ 98,955,430.72
OBM Ora Banda Mining -18 -24 -60 -69 0.099 $ 92,504,777.98
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0 -7 -36 180 0.014 $ 89,666,339.24
WWI West Wits Mining 2 -23 -21 176 0.058 $ 88,094,438.25
LCL Los Cerros Limited -7 -13 0 100 0.14 $ 85,812,705.16
MZZ Matador Mining -4 1 33 -2 0.405 $ 85,590,240.03
RVR Red River Resources 9 -15 -30 30 0.175 $ 85,432,770.56
ARV Artemis Resources 11 32 -15 -11 0.07 $ 85,339,840.27
IVR Investigator Res 2 2 -30 33 0.065 $ 84,732,582.85
TAM Tanami Gold NL -4 -1 -13 3 0.072 $ 83,431,890.27
RND Rand Mining -4 -3 -8 -27 1.455 $ 82,754,523.26
NUS Nusantara Resources 0 0 31 15 0.34 $ 79,099,187.42
BC8 Black Cat Syndicate 8 4 -13 -26 0.58 $ 76,036,217.94
CHZ Chesser Resources 0 15 -14 -9 0.15 $ 74,159,380.00
VRC Volt Resources 4 -17 93 71 0.029 $ 70,761,495.97
HWK Hawkstone Mng 3 43 0 74 0.04 $ 70,366,704.98
VAN Vango Mining -2 -4 25 -39 0.064 $ 70,346,777.66
BRV Big River Gold -4 -24 -26 -43 0.2975 $ 65,832,735.60
ARL Ardea Resources -6 -3 -13 -17 0.48 $ 65,566,254.03
HMX Hammer Metals 0 -4 -36 67 0.08 $ 65,079,569.84
ZNC Zenith Minerals 0 -22 48 100 0.2 $ 64,453,401.40
GWR GWR Group -10 -42 -23 198 0.215 $ 63,585,153.03
BRB Breaker Res NL 8 27 0 -14 0.21 $ 63,538,981.16
ICG Inca Minerals 25 30 47 117 0.125 $ 62,501,458.50
AUC Ausgold Limited -5 -3 -23 -8 0.037 $ 61,828,632.10
PUR Pursuit Minerals 3 2 7 310 0.065 $ 60,255,904.54
NML Navarre Minerals 0 -9 -38 -33 0.087 $ 59,939,604.99
HRZ Horizon -5 -11 6 -19 0.105 $ 59,637,396.00
ENR Encounter Resources 23 9 9 16 0.185 $ 58,507,456.76
RXL Rox Resources 3 -8 -25 -52 0.385 $ 58,314,817.18
OKU Oklo Resources -4 -4 -31 -58 0.115 $ 57,963,428.38
YRL Yandal Resources 3 4 36 118 0.545 $ 54,739,774.39
TSO Tesoro Resources 0 -34 -48 -38 0.105 $ 50,100,686.90
LEX Lefroy Exploration 8 -40 -32 62 0.42 $ 49,292,113.47
KAI Kairos Minerals 2 4 4 -24 0.029 $ 48,618,829.59
KZR Kalamazoo Resources -6 -5 -19 -46 0.3625 $ 47,634,409.07
KSN Kingston Resources -3 -21 -15 -38 0.17 $ 47,215,501.91
MEI Meteoric Resources -3 -29 -51 -32 0.034 $ 46,805,203.87
AAR Anglo Australian -4 -9 -19 -59 0.078 $ 46,501,980.64
TMZ Thomson Res -5 -13 -38 127 0.1 $ 45,938,346.40
GBZ GBM Rsources -9 -19 -5 -32 0.105 $ 45,864,977.24
STN Saturn Metals -10 -11 0 -51 0.405 $ 45,608,876.55
WRM White Rock Min -14 -35 -46 -51 0.3225 $ 45,589,047.04
LM8 Lunnonmetalslimited -3 -5 0.565 $ 44,811,091.26
FML Focus Minerals -2 -4 -27 -40 0.245 $ 44,773,398.43
AQI Alicanto Min 0 -18 8 -16 0.135 $ 44,397,107.24
CST Castile Resources 2 16 26 -24 0.22 $ 43,936,226.62
OKR Okapi Resources 14 19 132 105 0.44 $ 43,046,858.55
MEU Marmota Limited -7 -11 -5 -16 0.042 $ 41,646,948.67
S2R S2 Resources -7 -10 -21 -32 0.13 $ 40,935,853.27
STK Strickland Metals -3 -36 64 -10 0.038 $ 39,983,421.15
MTH Mithril Resources 0 -11 -15 -55 0.017 $ 39,953,961.70
DTR Dateline Resources 0 -22 80 80 0.09 $ 39,105,857.97
E2M E2 Metals -7 -20 -31 18 0.26 $ 39,091,535.86
MTC Metalstech 23 2 63 17 0.245 $ 38,876,021.31
AME Alto Metals Limited -4 -6 14 -2 0.0845 $ 38,722,337.30
TCG Turaco Gold Limited -15 15 92 130 0.115 $ 38,512,990.55
AWV Anova Metals 13 30 30 -30 0.026 $ 37,260,449.20
FFR Firefly Resources 4 4 7 38 0.12 $ 37,000,743.60
ARN Aldoro Resources 13 1 110 415 0.505 $ 36,971,761.08
SIH Sihayo Gold Limited 0 0 -9 -62 0.01 $ 36,854,614.13
XAM Xanadu Mines 4 -24 -38 -34 0.029 $ 36,512,094.75
NAG Nagambie Resources 9 -14 33 35 0.073 $ 36,495,061.26
ERM Emmerson Resources 6 11 13 -28 0.072 $ 34,378,455.74
HXG Hexagon Energy 7 4 -21 24 0.077 $ 34,343,064.68
KRM Kingsrose Mining -2 -16 -12 39 0.046 $ 33,580,338.19
TRY Troy Resources 0 -11 -47 -68 0.04 $ 32,512,425.24
GML Gateway Mining -6 -6 -41 -26 0.017 $ 32,361,805.20
AGS Alliance Resources 15 0 -16 -25 0.155 $ 32,242,655.77
BNZ Benzmining 1 -12 -17 0.7475 $ 31,926,034.98
MVL Marvel Gold Limited 0 0 19 12 0.057 $ 31,841,304.44
TLM Talisman Mining -6 -15 73 26 0.17 $ 31,726,825.45
CTO Citigold Corp 10 -8 -8 -8 0.011 $ 31,170,250.00
NXM Nexus Minerals 13 45 29 82 0.135 $ 30,518,958.88
HRN Horizon Gold -18 -30 -29 -42 0.28 $ 30,407,224.56
GBR Greatbould Resources 10 1 87 83 0.086 $ 30,198,038.40
ANX Anax Metals 8 15 13 252 0.086 $ 30,115,814.54
TBA Tombola Gold 23 29 -16 10 0.053 $ 29,931,972.07
MKR Manuka Resources. 7 9 -34 -50 0.305 $ 29,432,408.27
PNX PNX Metals Limited 0 -11 0 -33 0.008 $ 29,217,548.09
SKY SKY Metals -2 -7 -47 -32 0.088 $ 27,981,100.35
MKG Mako Gold -9 -9 -18 -28 0.086 $ 27,975,024.17
CLA Celsius Resource -4 -24 -51 56 0.025 $ 27,227,930.11
IPT Impact Minerals 8 0 -43 -41 0.013 $ 26,309,333.95
GSN Great Southern 5 14 -29 -56 0.0525 $ 26,294,341.84
RDN Raiden Resources -5 -19 -13 133 0.021 $ 26,221,471.42
ADV Ardiden 8 53 -19 -24 0.013 $ 25,792,250.59
TAR Taruga Minerals 2 -4 4 -24 0.05 $ 25,603,000.30
IDA Indiana Resources 0 -20 -36 40 0.056 $ 25,197,923.68
ICL Iceni Gold 14 40 0.21 $ 25,153,798.53
VMC Venus Metals Cor -3 -11 -13 -28 0.17 $ 24,927,982.70
DEX Duke Exploration 2 -10 -25 0.27 $ 24,357,011.04
CWX Carawine Resources 7 -2 -36 5 0.22 $ 23,955,778.44
GMN Gold Mountain 0 5 -43 -50 0.022 $ 23,543,281.74
VKA Viking Mines 5 5 -48 121 0.023 $ 23,488,943.91
KAU Kaiser Reef 12 -12 -48 -29 0.23 $ 23,234,004.96
PRX Prodigy Gold NL 8 0 -2 -47 0.04 $ 23,225,104.24
BAT Battery Minerals -12 -27 -62 10 0.011 $ 23,131,102.86
ONX Orminex 17 35 24 -7 0.042 $ 21,915,780.96
CGN Crater Gold Min 0 0 -19 42 0.017 $ 20,867,429.74
TNR Torian Resources -8 -4 -59 71 0.024 $ 20,865,291.65
TIN Tnt Mines Limited 0 6 3 17 0.17 $ 20,408,198.93
MAT Matsa Resources 4 -16 -39 -66 0.056 $ 20,056,658.72
GMR Golden Rim Resources -13 -22 -22 -50 0.007 $ 20,027,622.59
AAU Antilles Gold 1 7 -21 88 0.078 $ 19,686,309.86
LNY Laneway Res 25 0 -17 -38 0.005 $ 19,520,329.67
MM8 Medallion Metals. 2 -8 0.24 $ 19,432,820.64
MCT Metalicity Limited 0 -18 -25 -64 0.009 $ 19,293,943.79
SNG Siren Gold 6 17 -31 0.28 $ 18,932,841.26
A1G African Gold . 17 -2 5 37 0.205 $ 18,281,568.80
CAZ Cazaly Resources 0 -4 14 17 0.049 $ 18,108,600.08
AL8 Alderan Resource 8 15 -40 -64 0.054 $ 17,786,977.26
SI6 SI6 Metals Limited -4 -12 -48 -12 0.0115 $ 17,137,727.82
AYM Australia United Min 29 0 -10 200 0.009 $ 16,583,197.37
SPQ Superior Resources -7 -17 14 56 0.0125 $ 16,576,029.49
GUL Gullewa Limited 0 5 2 -13 0.087 $ 16,562,459.70
SRN Surefire Rescs NL -7 8 -44 27 0.014 $ 15,460,345.73
KTA Krakatoa Resources -6 4 -21 -33 0.05 $ 15,324,915.68
MHC Manhattan Corp -10 -25 -47 -76 0.009 $ 15,262,786.93
QML Qmines Limited -7 -3 0.325 $ 15,251,307.18
OAU Ora Gold Limited -5 -10 -18 0 0.018 $ 15,157,714.00
BGD Bartongoldholdings 0 -10 0.18 $ 15,021,999.30
NAE New Age Exploration 0 -15 -15 38 0.011 $ 14,998,188.56
BAR Barra Resources 10 5 0 -15 0.022 $ 14,907,378.22
AQX Alice Queen -17 -8 -61 -73 0.012 $ 14,839,039.74
GRL Godolphin Resources 17 0 -21 -15 0.17 $ 14,719,472.43
HAW Hawthorn Resources 0 -4 -45 -57 0.044 $ 14,674,686.97
GIB Gibb River Diamonds 17 19 -9 19 0.069 $ 14,594,151.71
SAU Southern Gold 3 6 -29 -48 0.067 $ 14,293,026.65
KCC Kincora Copper -7 -19 0.195 $ 14,207,468.00
PF1 Pathfinder Resources -2 -10 19 0.285 $ 14,171,394.15
CXU Cauldron Energy -6 0 -9 11 0.031 $ 14,135,984.87
CBY Canterbury Resources 5 15 -4 15 0.115 $ 13,822,830.95
RGL Riversgold 0 -5 -24 -43 0.035 $ 13,737,434.66
NWM Norwest Minerals 9 -5 1 -40 0.076 $ 13,726,152.90
NPM Newpeak Metals -25 -25 -25 -25 0.0015 $ 13,654,870.31
DDD 3D Resources Limited -13 -13 -15 -23 0.0035 $ 13,581,302.32
CY5 Cygnus Gold Limited -4 0 -29 -43 0.125 $ 13,552,512.25
KWR Kingwest Resources 3 -20 -61 -58 0.065 $ 13,538,017.42
REZ Resourc & En Grp 7 3 -26 48 0.031 $ 13,382,104.46
TRN Torrens Mining 5 -29 8 0.195 $ 13,301,912.91
EMU EMU NL 12 -9 -58 7 0.029 $ 13,238,920.04
RMX Red Mount Min 0 -10 -25 13 0.009 $ 13,180,124.72
GTR Gti Resources 17 17 0 -28 0.021 $ 12,890,359.96
DCX Discovex Res 0 -9 -29 -44 0.005 $ 12,843,320.38
BTR Brightstar Resources -13 8 -44 -10 0.027 $ 12,752,772.16
SMI Santana Minerals -9 -5 -30 -50 0.105 $ 12,543,589.96
NSM Northstaw 2 -1 -27 0.335 $ 12,400,000.00
ANL Amani Gold 0 0 -33 -50 0.001 $ 12,386,996.75
BMO Bastion Minerals 24 20 0.21 $ 12,065,394.60
MDI Middle Island Res -1 -18 -56 -75 0.098 $ 11,996,985.76
ZAG Zuleika Gold -6 -9 -36 -17 0.029 $ 11,892,707.82
SLZ Sultan Resources -3 -13 -11 -11 0.17 $ 11,820,846.13
PNM Pacific Nickel Mines 2 -19 -4 25 0.055 $ 11,819,226.98
PUA Peak Minerals 0 0 -37 -32 0.019 $ 11,679,350.39
KGM Kalnorth Gold 0 0 0 0 0.013 $ 11,625,120.78
G50 Gold50Limited -2 0.23 $ 11,573,140.23
BYH Bryah Resources 0 -14 -18 2 0.051 $ 11,230,565.93
PGD Peregrine Gold -11 -19 0.38 $ 11,057,542.10
GNM Great Northern 0 -9 -17 -52 0.01 $ 10,881,458.78
MBK Metal Bank 13 0 -18 0 0.009 $ 10,701,614.74
DTM Dart Mining NL -9 -23 -39 -50 0.1 $ 10,494,274.98
GSM Golden State Mining -8 -14 -17 -61 0.12 $ 10,343,544.75
CDT Castle Minerals 8 0 56 17 0.014 $ 10,255,011.45
MRZ Mont Royal Resources 13 20 -4 15 0.27 $ 10,226,713.05
M2R Miramar 19 23 -7 0.215 $ 10,151,229.30
RML Resolution Minerals 10 -15 -15 -67 0.022 $ 9,848,951.51
ALY Alchemy Resource 0 0 -18 -26 0.014 $ 9,411,408.34
TSC Twenty Seven Co. 0 -13 -50 -30 0.0035 $ 9,312,848.67
FG1 Flynngold 7 -11 0.16 $ 8,999,999.70
BNR Bulletin Res 0 -12 -25 -26 0.05 $ 8,964,653.70
MRR Minrex Resources -6 -16 -33 -47 0.016 $ 8,898,192.88
NES Nelson Resources. -7 -21 -63 -39 0.041 $ 8,548,856.58
GED Golden Deeps -8 -8 -8 -27 0.011 $ 8,534,365.84
MLS Metals Australia -25 -25 -25 -25 0.0015 $ 8,454,376.09
PKO Peako Limited -13 -18 4 -22 0.027 $ 8,328,260.73
XTC Xantippe Res 0 0 0 -43 0.002 $ 8,149,128.80
AGC AGC -11 -17 -29 0.12 $ 8,127,274.08
AGC AGC -11 -17 -29 0.12 $ 8,127,274.08
AAJ Aruma Resources 6 31 3 -20 0.072 $ 7,947,069.53
THR Thor Mining PLC 0 -13 -13 30 0.013 $ 7,886,625.47
G88 Golden Mile Res 6 10 10 -10 0.054 $ 7,756,008.04
RDS Redstone Resources -9 -17 -33 -41 0.01 $ 7,189,990.63
NMR Native Mineral Res 2 7 -4 0.24 $ 7,059,307.50
OZM Ozaurum Resources 4 4 -29 0.135 $ 7,022,700.00
FAU First Au -8 0 -35 -35 0.011 $ 6,760,916.29
SBR Sabre Resources 0 0 -43 -20 0.004 $ 6,732,254.60
M24 Mamba Exploration 3 -8 -25 0.18 $ 6,660,000.00
TMX Terrain Minerals 13 29 -10 -36 0.009 $ 6,621,849.08
TG1 Techgen Metals -6 -18 0.165 $ 6,549,893.45
AM7 Arcadia Minerals 0 12 0.19 $ 6,498,000.00
AWJ Auric Mining 7 4 -19 0.145 $ 6,441,266.71
CDR Codrus Minerals -3 -16 0.155 $ 6,200,000.00
MOH Moho Resources -8 -14 -25 -56 0.06 $ 6,196,524.12
DLC Delecta Limited 0 9 -8 -14 0.006 $ 6,051,727.23
PRS Prospech Limited 16 -11 -40 0 0.093 $ 6,046,914.78
SFM Santa Fe Minerals 1 -1 -28 15 0.083 $ 6,043,959.49
WCN White Cliff Min 0 -8 -37 -8 0.012 $ 5,689,160.39
POL Polymetals Resources 7 0 0.145 $ 5,629,372.27
AVW Avira Resources 0 -20 -20 -33 0.004 $ 5,500,160.00
A8G Australasian Gold 17 17 0.17 $ 5,298,390.56
A8G Australasian Gold 17 17 0.17 $ 5,298,390.56
PAK Pacific American Hld 0 -6 -27 -6 0.016 $ 5,097,358.40
TRM Truscott Mining Corp -9 -14 7 94 0.031 $ 4,862,129.41
MEG Megado 5 -9 -45 0.105 $ 4,520,123.79