Invictus Energy reports major gas find in Zimbabwe, shares surge 28%

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SYDNEY – Invictus Energy Ltd. has announced a significant gas discovery at the Mukuyu-2 well within the Cabora Bassa project in Zimbabwe, leading to a substantial 28% jump in its share price today.

The discovery follows a period of increased activity and optimism, as previous explorations by ExxonMobil (formerly Mobil Oil Corp) had suggested any discoveries were more likely to hold gas than oil.

In response to this promising find using Mobil’s data, Invictus has expanded its license area sevenfold since last March. The company is now embarking on an extensive evaluation program to assess the full potential of the discovery before advancing towards production. Despite the excitement surrounding the find, turning this discovery into actual production will require a substantial investment of time and resources, including a thorough analysis of the reserve’s size and quality.

InvestingPro Insights

In light of the recent developments at Invictus Energy Ltd., investors may be interested in comparable market data to gauge potential investment opportunities. According to InvestingPro, AVZ Minerals, another resource exploration company, has shown some interesting financial metrics and market behavior that could be of interest:

InvestingPro Data indicates that AVZ Minerals has a high Price / Book ratio of 14.78 as of the last twelve months ending Q4 2023. This suggests that the market may be valuing the company’s assets quite optimistically. Additionally, the company’s EBITDA growth was recorded at 36.12% during the same period, highlighting a strong upward trend in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. However, the company’s Return on Assets stands at -6.79%, which could signal challenges in generating profit from its assets.

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