: Centerra Gold: Rekordgewinn im zweiten Quartal
gab gestern die Produktions- und Finanzzahlen des Juniquartals 2018 bekannt. Demnach konnte das Unternehmen in den drei Monaten Einnahmen in Höhe von 243,3 Mio. $ erzielen. Insgesamt ergab sich ein Nettogewinn von 43,5 Mio. $ bzw. 0,15 $ je Aktie, das beste Ergebnis der Unternehmensgeschichte.
Darin enthalten sind allerdings auch ein Erlös von 28,0 Mio. $ vor Steuern aus dem Verkauf des Royalty-Porfolios sowie ein Erlös von 9,4 Mio. $ aus dem Verkauf der Liegenschaft Altan Tsagaan Ovoo. Im zweiten Quartal 2017 hatte Centerra einen Nettogewinn von 23,4 Mio. $ bzw. 0,08 $ je Aktien verzeichnet.
Der operative Cashflow lag im Berichtszeitraum bei 47,6 Mio. $ und die Barmittel, Barmitteläquivalente und kurzfristigen Investments beliefen sich zum 30. Juni auf 215,5 Mio. $.
Die Goldproduktion des Unternehmens erreichte im vergangenen Quartal rund 130.200 oz, wobei 83.800 oz an der Mine Kumtor und 46.400 oz bei Mount Michigan gefördert wurden. Darüber hinaus produzierte die Mine Mount Michigan in den drei Monaten 16,5 Mio. Pfund Kupfer.
Produced a total of 130,183 ounces of gold, including 83,803 ounces at Kumtor and 46,380 ounces at Mount Milligan;
Sold a total of 140,427 ounces of gold in the quarter, including 90,620 ounces at Kumtor and 49,807 ounces at Mount Milligan;
Mount Milligan produced 16.5 million pounds of copper during the period and sold 12.7 million pounds of copper;
Company-wide all-in sustaining costs on a byproduct basis per ounce sold were $996, excluding revenue-based tax in the Kyrgyz Republic and income tax.
Construction of the Oksut project progressed, providing main road access and initiating site preparation.
All conditions precedent on the $150-million Oksut credit facility were satisfied on June 26, 2018, with an initial draw of $15-million occurring on June 29, 2018.
A construction permit was received for the Kemess project on July 6, 2018. Preconstruction activities continue. No construction decision has yet been made.
The company sold its gold royalty portfolio for $155-million, recognizing a gain of $28-million.
The company recognized the final instalments of the purchase price receivable from the sale of the ATO property with an additional $9.4-million after-tax gain recognized in the quarter on the sale; the total gross proceeds increased to $19.8-million and a total after-tax gain recognized on the sale of $16.3-million.
The company sold a silver stream on the Kemess project for $45-million, with first of four stream payments to be received when a construction decision is made on the project.
Cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital was $47.6-million.
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments at June 30, 2018, were $215.5-million.
wegen der Wasserknappheit muss die Prognose für Mt. Milligan nach unten revidiert werden
"At that rate, the production outlook for 2018 at Mount Milligan would be reduced to 175 000 oz to 195 000 oz and 40-million to 47-million pounds of copper. This compares with a previous guidance range of 195 000 oz to 215 000 oz and a copper range of 47-million pounds to 52-million pounds."
"Announcing the sale on Friday, Perry said that the disposition of the Mongolian unit would allow management to focus on the company?s development projects in other jurisdictions, including Canada and Turkey."
Increased company-wide gold production guidance range for 2018 to 665,000 to 705,000 ounces (from 625,000 to 695,000) reflecting increased gold production guidance at Kumtor of 490,000 to 510,000 ounces (from 450,000 to 500,000);
Lowered all-in sustaining costs on a byproduct basis per ounce sold company-wide range to $782 to $829 (from $812 to $903) which reflects lower cost guidance at both Kumtor and Mount Milligan; capital spending lowered to $217-million (from $237-million), reflecting lower spending at the Oksut project and at Kumtor;
Produced a total of 181,243 ounces of gold, including 122,445 ounces at Kumtor and 58,798 ounces at Mount Milligan; Kumtor accessed and processed high-grade ore ahead of plan;
Sold a total of 166,716 ounces of gold in the quarter, including 119,521 ounces at Kumtor and 47,195 ounces at Mount Milligan;
Produced 12.7 million pounds of copper during the period and sold 13.6 million pounds of copper at Mount Milligan;
Company-wide all-in sustaining costs on a byproduct basis per ounce sold of $698, excluding revenue-based tax in the Kyrgyz Republic and income tax;
Progressed construction of the Oksut project, substantially completing main road access and site preparation and advancing site infrastructure preparation; Oksut project remains on budget and on schedule;
Completed the sale of the company's Mongolian business unit on Oct. 11, 2018, for net proceeds of $35-million;
Extended long-stop date in connection with the strategic agreement with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic to Jan. 31, 2019;
Gold and copper mineralization identified at depth and to the west of Mount Milligan's existing pit design;
Cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital of $67.1-million;
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments at Sept. 30, 2018, of $222-million.
Centerra receives permits to re-start mining at Kumtor
Latest company-wide production guidance for 2019 was for approximately 748,000 gold oz. at all-in sustaining costs of $728 per oz., with Kumtor contributing 575,000 oz. to 590,000 oz. at AISCs of $635 to $685 per oz.