Market Expert Calls Uranium And Vanadium Company A Buy

Uranium is the one energy source that could satisfy every Millennial and Genexer on the planet; zero pollutive impact anywhere and a reliable cost-effective means of heating the planet and recharging Elon Musk’s vehicles – BUT – only as long as earthquakes avoid nuclear power stations and tsunamis avoid Japan. Handled properly, nuclear power is truly the alternative for coal and oil and natural gas but what spooks the world is that the collateral damage of a ruptured nuclear power station is infinitesimally larger than a pipeline leak or a coal fire.
Now, there are friends of mine from university days that shed their bell bottom blue jeans and later their briefly owned white three-piece disco suits to work in the State Department of the U.S. government that years later told me that Chernobyl and Three Mile Island were sabotage jobs carried out by Big Oil interests in the Middle East. I have little doubt that there was a certain degree of shenanigans involving two nuclear disasters within the two major superpowers of the era within a seven-year span of time.
With 55.24 million pounds of uranium and approximately 35 million pounds of vanadium held on the balance sheet (see below), management could be a bunch of trained chimps and still get their share price cranked up when the masses move back to this sector. The in-situ metal value of this historical resource exceeds US$2.8 billion against a 100% ownership and which must be weighed against the company’s US$72 million market cap. At today’s prices, and after a 56% correction in the share price in under eight weeks, the market cap lies at a mere 3.8% of gross metal value and has to be considered “cheap” relative to its peers where, by example, Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU:US) carries on its balance sheet US$2.35 billion of combined U3O8 and V2O5 and a market cap of US$1.28 billion, valuing them at over 17 times the market cap of Western U & V Corp.
The existence of Western’s high-grade vanadium resource (35m lbs.) cannot be overlooked. The vanadium redox battery, a type of flow battery, is an electrochemical cell consisting of aqueous vanadium ions in different oxidation states. Batteries of the type were first proposed in the 1930s and developed commercially from the 1980s onwards. Cells use +5 and +2 formal oxidization state ions. Vanadium redox batteries are used commercially for grid energy storage and it is this application so critical for the implementation of global electrification and carbon footprint reduction.
Also contributing to the underlying value is a royalty interest in a 3,200-acre pooled oil and gas unit where cash payments are expected to commence in Q1/2022. Since this is a fracking procedure, it is not possible to estimate the amount of cash to be generated but unlike most development stage companies, the continual need to finance through public offerings and dilution is mitigated by cash flow contributions from royalty revenues.
My US$10.00 target price assumes a $75/lb price for U3O8 in 2022 as the supply of spot uranium evaporates due to the insatiable appetite of the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust purchases (as well as others joining the fray) and utilities around the globe scramble for the surety of supply.
Subscribers are urged to participate in the current CAD $1.60 unit financing (full, three-year warrant @ $2.50) in order to benefit from the resumption of the uranium bull in 2022 and beyond.