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Adriatic Metals

Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis


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Company Description

Adriatic Metals is a mining company headquartered in London, UK, founded in 2017. It focuses on exploring, developing, and mining base and precious metals in the Adriatic region, mainly Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main products and services are zinc, lead, silver, and gold. It serves global markets with its high-grade ore deposits.

Industry Overview

Adriatic Metals operates in the mining industry, where the global market size is estimated to be at $987 billion US Dollars. According to the World Bank, in 2018 there were approximately 10 million people employed in the mining industry. These employees are based in countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and China.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Adriatic Metals as a business operating within the Mining and Materials industry.

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Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: Apparatus for measuring the composition of a material
Patent ID: US10493783B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Method for controlling a remote-controlled device
Patent ID: US10491588B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Method for measuring the composition of a material
Patent ID: US10491587B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491586B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491584B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491583B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491582B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491581B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491580B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491579B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Patent Title: Autonomous system for gathering and analysing data
Patent ID: US10491578B2
Date: May 12, 2020

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Zinc-Lead-Silver Mining
  • Exploration
  • Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Production
  • Refining
  • Tailings Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Community Engagement

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • Eldorado Gold Corporation
  • Asarel Medet
  • RTB Bor
  • AuRico Gold
  • Resolute Mining
  • Kazzinc
  • Eurasian Resources Group
  • Hochschild Mining
  • Sasa
  • Balkan Mineral & Mining
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Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Investors: Adriatic relies on investors to provide upfront capital for exploration and development of their projects.

2. Contractors and Suppliers: Adriatic needs to build relationships with a range of contractors and suppliers to ensure they have the resources they need to complete their projects.

3. Employees: Adriatic needs to attract and retain talent to ensure their projects are completed on time and in budget.

4. Local Communities: Adriatic needs to build relationships with local communities to ensure they are respected and taken care of during their exploration and operational activities.

5. Government Agencies: Adriatic needs to work with government agencies to ensure they can operate within the legal framework of the jurisdiction.

6. Customers: Adriatic sells their products to customers for a profit, so they need to ensure they are delivering quality products at competitive prices.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Adriatic Metals different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Adriatic Metals and its position within the marketplace.

Adriatic Metals is a resource development company focused on the mining and production of precious metals, minerals and other resources.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

Strategic Location: Adriatic Metals’ assets are located in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, two countries with a long mining tradition and favourable mining laws. This provides Adriatic Metals with an advantageous position within the region and access to a large pool of skilled and experienced staff.

Pre-Existing Infrastructure: Adriatic Metals' assets are located close to existing infrastructure, including roads, railway lines, power grids and water supplies. This reduces the cost and time for development.

High Grade Resources: Adriatic Metals' assets contain high grade resources, which reduces the cost of extracting and processing the minerals.

Low Cost Production: Adriatic Metals has a low cost production structure, which provides it with a competitive advantage in the market.

Experienced Management Team: Adriatic Metals is led by a highly experienced management team with a strong track record of successful mine development and operations. This provides the company with a competitive edge.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Mining Companies
  • Exploration Companies
  • Investors
  • Geologists
  • Consultants
  • Government Agencies
  • Suppliers
  • Analysts
  • Financial Institutions
  • Media Outlets

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Technology: As technology continues to evolve, Adriatic Metals will need to stay ahead of the curve in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. This could mean investing in technological advancements that can help increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide a better customer experience.

Globalization: The increased globalization of markets will bring greater competition to Adriatic Metals, as more players enter the market. They will need to be able to compete on an international level, as well as in their local market.

Environmental Awareness: As environmental awareness increases, Adriatic Metals will need to ensure that their operations are in line with environmental standards. This could mean investing in green technology, or engaging in practices that will reduce their environmental footprint.

Social Media: Social media has become an increasingly important marketing tool for companies, and Adriatic Metals will need to ensure that they are leveraging these platforms effectively in order to reach their target audience. This could mean investing in social media marketing campaigns, or creating content that resonates with their audience.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Adriatic Metals include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement

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Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

Exploration and Mining Consulting Services: Adriatic Metals could offer consulting services to other exploration and mining companies, helping them to identify and manage their projects more efficiently.

Software and Technology Solutions: Adriatic Metals could develop software and technology solutions to manage data collection and analysis for exploration and mining operations.

Training and Education: Adriatic Metals could provide training courses and educational materials to help other companies in the industry understand the best practices for exploration and mining operations.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments: Adriatic Metals could offer independent assessments of the environmental and social impacts of exploration and mining operations, to help companies make more responsible decisions.

Advisory Services: Adriatic Metals could offer advisory services to other exploration and mining companies, helping them to identify and maximize potential opportunities.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. Mining exploration and development companies
2. Mining services companies
3. Drilling companies
4. Geological survey companies
5. Processing and refining companies
6. Refractory and metallurgy companies
7. Environmental and engineering consulting firms
8. Investment companies
9. Logistics companies
10. Financial institutions
11. Government agencies 1
2. Suppliers of mining equipment and parts 1
3. Mining equipment manufacturers 1
4. Metal fabrication companies 1
5. Legal firms 1
6. Industrial machinery manufacturers 1
7. Industry associations 1
8. Academic institutions

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries
Adriatic Metals scores HIGHLY in relation to Porter's 5 forces.

The company has a strong competitive advantage in terms of its LOW-cost operations and its ability to vertically integrate its operations. Additionally, Adriatic Metals has a strong brand recognition and a loyal customer base.

The company's main weaknesses are its dependence on a small number of mines and its limited geographical diversification.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Adriatic Metals' customers are primarily investors who are seeking exposure to precious metals such as silver and gold. They may be looking for short-term gains or long-term investments, and may be individuals, institutions, or other organisations.

Actors: The actors in the Adriatic Metals organisation include management, investors, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Transformation process: Adriatic Metals' transformation process involves converting resources into precious metals and then selling them to customers. This includes the extraction of resources from mines, the processing of the ore, and the refining of the metals.

World view: Adriatic Metals' world view is that precious metals are a valuable resource that can be used to generate wealth and provide financial security for their customers.

Owners: Adriatic Metals is owned by its shareholders, who are primarily investors who believe in the long-term potential of the company.

Environmental constraints: Adriatic Metals is subject to environmental regulations that are designed to protect the environment from the impacts of mining and refining operations. The company must also adhere to safety regulations to ensure the safety of its employees and the public.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Adriatic Metals business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Adriatic Metals PLC has a large and high-quality portfolio of exploration and development assets in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

2. The company has a strong management team with significant experience in the mining industry.

3. Adriatic Metals PLC is well-funded, with a current cash balance of approximately AUD$145 million.

4. The company has a strong strategic partnership with Teck Resources Limited, one of the world's largest diversified mining companies.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Expand exploration activities in targeted areas. Adriatic Metals could identify areas with high potential for mineral deposits and increase exploration efforts there, allowing for greater understanding of the potential resources and the potential for future production.

2. Invest in local infrastructure. Adriatic Metals could invest in local infrastructure projects to better develop their operations and their relationship with the local community. This could include road improvements and other construction projects that would make it easier to access the mines and transport resources.

3. Develop a sustainability strategy. Adriatic Metals could create a sustainability strategy to ensure that their operations are environmentally responsible and that they are taking steps to reduce their impacts on the environment. This could include investing in renewable energy sources and other green technologies to reduce their carbon footprint.

4. Increase efficiency. Adriatic Metals could focus on optimizing their operations to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This could include implementing new technologies and processes to improve production and reduce waste, as well as investing in labour training to ensure that their employees are able to work efficiently.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of experience in large-scale mining projects

2. Limited financial resources

3. Lack of significant past production

4. Limited number of personnel


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Unfavorable economic conditions: Adriatic Metals is subject to fluctuations in global economic conditions, which can impact the demand and pricing of their products. This can affect their ability to raise capital, and may lead to decreased profitability.

2. Competition: Adriatic Metals faces competition from both domestic and international companies, which can impact their ability to win contracts and maintain market share.

3. Access to resources: Adriatic Metals depends on access to adequate resources, such as raw materials, skilled labour, and technology, to remain competitive and remain profitable.

4. Regulatory environment: Adriatic Metals is subject to a variety of laws and regulations, which can affect their ability to operate and can increase their costs. Such regulations may include environmental regulations, labour laws, and anti-trust laws.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Adriatic Metals. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Adriatic Metals, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Adriatic Metals is an Australian mineral exploration and development company focusing on base metals. It has an advanced portfolio of projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Collaborators: Adriatic Metals is partnering with a number of companies in the region to carry out its exploration and development activities. These partners include local Bosnian companies, international mining companies, and other organisations with expertise in the mining industry.

Customers: Adriatic Metals is focused on mining and selling base metals, primarily zinc, lead and silver, to customers around the world.

Competitors: Adriatic Metals’ competitors are other mining companies operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina and around the world. These competitors include both international and local companies.

Content: Adriatic Metals is focusing on the exploration and development of base metals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is investing in the infrastructure and resources necessary to carry out these activities. It is also working with local and international partners to ensure that its operations are compliant with local regulations and standards.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Adriatic Metals as having an innovation score of C3.


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The changelog for this report can be found below, complete with the next scheduled update:

v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 25th April 2023

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