Sector Expert: Chris Thompson

Raymond James

Chris Thompson, PGeo, is an analyst for Raymond James specializing in precious metals and small- to mid-cap developers and producers. He worked previously for Haywood Securities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mining and exploration geology, a Master of Science in mineral economics and a graduate diploma in mining engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He was awarded the 2011 StarMine Top Analyst Award for Stock Picker in the Metals and Mining sector.

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Avoid Dodos and Find Gold and Silver Miners that Can Soar, Says Raymond James' Chris Thompson (2/11/15)
Soaring bird

Chris Thompson, mining analyst with Raymond James, is looking for companies that can continue to deliver real growth and shareholder upside—companies that can "fly"—regardless of metal prices. The high-flyers with upside, Thompson says, have good management, strong cash flow at current metal prices, organic growth potential and are undervalued relative to their peers offering those same attributes. In this interview with The Gold Report, Thompson offers some precious metal names that could soar.

Chris Thompson: Gold and Silver Miners that Can Make Money Now (8/13/14)

Gold and moneyAs much as we'd all like significantly higher silver and gold prices, Chris Thompson of Raymond James doesn't expect them. The good news, he argues, is that the relative stability now characterizing the market permits investors to make informed decisions about which companies can build value and demonstrate cash flows at today's prices. In this interview with The Gold Report, Thompson lists a handful of gold and silver miners prepared to do just that.

New Royalty Scheme a Leveler in the Mexican Silver Space (12/31/13)

We may be headed into a new year, but Chris Thompson, mining analyst with Raymond James, expects more of the same in the precious metals prices: volatility. In this Mining Report interview, he advises investors to play that volatility. He details why—despite its higher royalty tax—Mexico remains a silver powerhouse, and which companies will feel the royalty pinch most.

Recent Quotes

"We see plant performance at AKG's Asanko improving with adjustments."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/14/17)
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"We anticipate a positive construction decision on MAG's Juanicipio."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/8/17)
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"AKG reported Q3/17 financial results ahead of expectations."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/3/17)
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"AKG is anticipating first ore at the Dynamite Hill deposit in Q4/17."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (10/19/17)
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"VIT's phase 1 construction program at Eagle is well underway."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (10/11/17)
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"AKG is on track to meet its revised production guidance for the year."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (9/22/17)
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"VIT began a CA$40M, phase 1 construction program at the Eagle mine."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (9/19/17)
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"MAG's JV ground offers additional exploration upside."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/15/17)
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"AKG reported Q2/17 financial results above our expectations."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/3/17)
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"VIT has secured commitment for a $220M debt facility for Eagle."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (7/31/17)
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"AKG's DFS compares favorably with our modeled LOM plan for Asanko."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (6/6/17)
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"VIT is attractively valued relative to Exeter's proposed price."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (3/28/17)
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"We see AKG's growth prospects remaining intact."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (2/24/17)
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"Drill results continue to support the prospectivity and size potential offered by Juanicipio, and MAG's rank as our Top Pick among silver developers."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (2/14/17)
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"AKG has received all permits for the Esaase pit at its Asanko mine."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (2/6/17)
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"VIT's Eagle is capable of delivering a +200 koz/year production profile."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (1/25/17)
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"AKG reported Q4/16 production of 57 Koz, which compares favorably with our estimate."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (1/11/17)
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"For THO, 2017 should be looked upon as a bridge year in preparation for consolidated gold production growth in 2018."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (1/6/17)
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"AKG's Asanko mine's near-term production potential and Phase 2A expansion plan rank as the paramount near-term value drivers."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/24/16)
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"AKG’s operating results for the quarter were ahead of previous expectations."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/7/16)
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"TAHO's Escobal delivered an in-line quarter on production and costs, as did La Arena."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (11/4/16)
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"AKG reported Q3/16 production results, which were ahead of expectations."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (10/13/16)
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"We are initiating coverage on VIT with an Outperform rating; we view Victoria as an attractively priced emerging gold developer."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (10/12/16)
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"MAG offers significant fully funded production and cash flow growth potential unlocked through organic development; it's our favorite developer."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (10/3/16)
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"The initial results from AKG's Akwasiso are encouraging and reflect the Nkran shear corridor's exploration potential."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (9/19/16)
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"The mill is operating steady state at 3.3 Mtpa, which should contribute to a strong H2/16 for AKG."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (9/15/16)
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"Today's drill results continue to support resource growth potential, and MAG's rank as our Top Pick among silver developers."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/15/16)
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"AKG as a fully funded organic growth company."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/15/16)
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"Q2/16 represented as key quarter for THO, as it continued to deliver strong operating results."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/10/16)
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"We continue to recommend AKG as a fully funded organic growth company with production growing to ~260 Koz/year by the end of 2019."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (8/8/16)
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"AKG reported 2Q/16 production results which were in-line with expectations."

— Chris Thompson, Raymond James (7/20/16)
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