Ur-Energy is our top pick in the sector right now.David Talbot
TER: Are you excited about any other uranium companies?
DT: There are two others. Ur-Energy—we have a Buy on this one. It has a $2.20 target price. Ur-Energy is our top pick in the sector right now. This is a U.S.-based, Wyoming-based, in-situ recovery producer. It officially entered production last year. Early indications are the well fields are performing exceptionally well. It produced 135 Klb last year. We expect about 1 Mlb this year, 1.2 Mlb next. Flow rates and front end are operating above expectations. The back end elution and precipitation circuits are performing as designed. Notably, head grades have been significantly above expectation, leading to less header houses and volumes that are required, pointing to lower costs. Right now, the company sells about 40% of its production forward at about $60/lb between 2014 and 2016, so it makes Ur-Energy less sensitive to spot price fluctuations than some of its peers. It's actually getting prices much, much higher than spot. It was in the $63/lb range for last quarter. Shirley Basin is another project it just purchased. That could be up next. It could come online by 2017, ramping up to 1 Mlb/year within a couple years there. Ur-Energy trades at a discount to its producer peers.