Goldcorp Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Date : 07/25/2018 @ 5:01PM
Source : PR Newswire (Canada)
Stock : Goldcorp Inc. (GG)
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Goldcorp Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

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VANCOUVER, July 25, 2018 /CNW/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) ("Goldcorp" or the "Company") is pleased to report its second quarter 2018 results. 

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net loss was $131 million, or $0.15 per share, which was impacted by non-cash foreign exchange losses of $178 million, or $0.20 per share, primarily arising on deferred tax balances. Operating cash flows and adjusted operating cash flows(1) for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $158 million and $310 million, respectively, compared to $158 million and $320 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
  • Gold production of 571,000 ounces at all-in sustaining costs(1) ("AISC") of $850 per ounce, compared to 635,000 ounces at AISC of $800 per ounce for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Ramp-up of sustainable capacity at Éléonore and Cerro Negro continued and are expected to be key contributors to increasing production in the second half of the year. Full year 2018 guidance reconfirmed for gold production of 2.5 million ounces (+/-5%) at AISC of $800(2) per ounce (+/- 5%).

  • Project pipeline continues to advance in support of the Company's 20/20/20 growth plan. The Peñasquito Pyrite Leach has completed construction with commissioning further accelerated to the third quarter of 2018, now two quarters ahead of schedule, while the Musselwhite Materials Handling project advanced to 76% completion, on schedule and 10% below budget.

  • Significant milestones reached at Coffee and Borden with the signing of agreements with First Nation communities. On April 30, 2018, Goldcorp signed a collaboration agreement with Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in relating to the Coffee project and, on June 6, 2018, signed an Impacts and Benefits Agreement with three First Nation communities with respect to the development and operation of the Borden project.

  • Successfully executed on the Company's $250 million sustainable annual efficiency program with target now increased by a further $100 million. Through the execution of numerous cost reduction and productivity improvements across the portfolio, the Company achieved its target of $250 million of sustainable efficiencies and extended the program, targeting additional improvements of $100 million by the end of 2019.

"With the ongoing successful ramp up of the Éléonore and Cerro Negro mines, on plan gold production across the portfolio and our pipeline of growth projects being advanced on budget and on schedule, we continue to execute on the delivery of our 20/20/20 plan of growing production and reducing AISC by 20% by 2021," said David Garofalo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp. "In addition, the strong exploration results achieved during the quarter, highlighted by the results at Musselwhite and Cerro Negro, demonstrate our exploration team's ability to find new discoveries within Goldcorp's highly prospective and underexplored land packages in order to achieve 20% reserve growth by 2021."

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

($ millions, except where indicated)

Three months ended
June 30, 2018

Three months ended
June 30, 2017

Gold production(1) (ounces)

571,000

635,000

Gold sales(1) (ounces)

562,000

649,000

Operating cash flows

$158

$158

Adjusted operating cash flows(1)(2)

$310

$320

Net earnings (loss)

($131)

$135

Net earnings (loss) per share

($0.15)

$0.16

By-product cash costs(1)(3) (per ounce)

$527

$510

AISC(1)(3) (per ounce)

$850

$800

 

Please refer to the Company's financial statements, related notes and accompanying Management's Discussion and Analysis for a full review of its operations and projects. This can be accessed by clicking on this link: Q2-2018 MD&A and Financial Statements.

Second Quarter 2018 Conference Call and Webcast details:

Date:


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time:


10:00 a.m. (PT)

Toll Free (US and Canada):


1-800-355-4959

Outside US and Canada:


1-416-340-2216

 

A live and archived webcast will also be available on Goldcorp's website at www.goldcorp.com.

The conference call will be available for replay by phone at:

Toll Free (US and Canada):


1-800-408-3053

Outside US and Canada:


1-905-694-9451

Replay end date:


August 26, 2018

Replay Passcode:


4818060#

 

Footnotes

  1. The Company has included certain performance measures, including non-GAAP performance measures on an attributable basis (Goldcorp share) throughout this release. Attributable performance measures include the Company's mining operations and projects and the Company's share from Pueblo Viejo, Alumbrera and NuevaUnión.  Attributable performance measures also include the Company's share from Leagold up to May 24, 2018, the date on which Goldcorp ceased to have significant influence over Leagold. 
  2. Adjusted operating cash flows are comprised of Goldcorp's share of operating cash flows before working capital changes, calculated on an attributable basis to include the Company's share of Pueblo Viejo, Alumbrera, NuevaUnión and Leagold's operating cash flows before working capital changes. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance and ability to operate without reliance on additional external funding or use of available cash.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities in the consolidated financial statements to Goldcorp's share of adjusted operating cash flows:


Three months ended
June 30

($ millions)

2018

2017

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations

$158

$158

Change in working capital

112

77

Adjusted operating cash flows provided by Pueblo Viejo, Alumbrera and Leagold

40

85

Goldcorp's share of adjusted operating cash flows

$310

$320

3.             "Cash costs: by product" per ounce and "AISC" per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures.

 

Cash costs: by-product:

Total cash costs: by-product incorporate Goldcorp's share of all production costs, including adjustments to inventory carrying values, adjusted for changes in estimates in reclamation and closure costs at the Company's closed mines which are non-cash in nature, and include Goldcorp's share of by-product silver, lead, zinc and copper credits, and treatment and refining charges included within revenue. Additionally, cash costs are adjusted for realized gains and losses arising on the Company's commodity and foreign currency contracts which the Company enters into to mitigate its exposure to fluctuations in by-product metal prices, heating oil prices and foreign exchange rates, which may impact the Company's operating costs.

In addition to conventional measures, the Company assesses this per ounce measure in a manner that isolates the impacts of gold production volumes, the by-product credits, and operating costs fluctuations such that the non-controllable and controllable variability is independently addressed. The Company uses total cash costs: by product per gold ounce to monitor its operating performance internally, including operating cash costs, as well as in its assessment of potential development projects and acquisition targets. The Company believes this measure provides investors and analysts with useful information about the Company's underlying cash costs of operations and the impact of by-product credits on the Company's cost structure and is a relevant metric used to understand the Company's operating profitability and ability to generate cash flow. When deriving the production costs associated with an ounce of gold, the Company includes by-product credits as the Company considers that the cost to produce the gold is reduced as a result of the by-product sales incidental to the gold production process, thereby allowing the Company's management and other stakeholders to assess the net costs of gold production.

The Company reports total cash costs: by-product on a gold ounces sold basis. In the gold mining industry, this is a common performance measure but does not have any standardized meaning. The Company follows the recommendations of the Gold Institute Production Cost Standard. The Gold Institute, which ceased operations in 2002, was a non-regulatory body and represented a global group of producers of gold and gold products. The production cost standard developed by the Gold Institute remains the generally accepted standard of reporting cash costs of production by gold mining companies.

AISC:

AISC include total production cash costs incurred at the Company's mining operations, which forms the basis of the Company's by-product cash costs. Additionally, the Company includes sustaining capital expenditures, corporate administrative expense, mine-site exploration and evaluation costs, and reclamation cost accretion and amortization. The measure seeks to reflect the full cost of gold production from current operations, therefore expansionary capital and non-sustaining expenditures are excluded. Certain other cash expenditures, including tax payments, dividends and financing costs are also excluded.

The Company believes that this measure represents the total costs of producing gold from current operations, and provides the Company and other stakeholders of the Company with additional information of the Company's operational performance and ability to generate cash flows. AISC, as a key performance measure, allows the Company to assess its ability to support capital expenditures and to sustain future production from the generation of operating cash flows. This information provides management with the ability to more actively manage capital programs and to make more prudent capital investment decisions.

The Company reports AISC on a gold ounces sold basis. This performance measure was adopted as a result of an initiative undertaken within the gold mining industry; however, this performance measure has no standardized meaning and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The Company follows the guidance note released by the World Gold Council, which became effective January 1, 2014. The World Gold Council is a non-regulatory market development organization for the gold industry whose members comprise global senior gold mining companies.

The following tables provide a reconciliation of total cash costs: by product to reported production costs:

Three months ended June 30, 2018
($ millions unless stated otherwise)


Production
costs (a)

By-Product
Credits

Treatment and
Refining Charges
on Concentrate
Sales

Other

Total Cash
Costs: by-
product

Ounces (000's)

Total Cash Costs:
by-product per
ounce (b)(c)

Total before associates and joint
venture

$

442

$

(220)

$

15

$

(1)

$

236


457

$

516

Associates and joint venture

$

87

$

(29)

$

2

$

-

$

60


105

$

578

Total - Attributable

$

529

$

(249)

$

17

$

(1)

$

296


562

$

527


Three months ended June 30, 2017

($ millions unless stated otherwise)

 


Production
costs (a)

By-Product
Credits

Treatment and
Refining Charges
on Concentrate
Sales

Other

Total Cash
Costs: by-
product

Ounces (000's)

Total Cash Costs:
by-product per
ounce (b)(c)

Total before associates and joint
venture

$

456

$

(224)

$

30

$

(2)

$

260


497

$

520

Associates and joint venture

$

111

$

(42)

$

3

$

-

$

72


152

$

478

Total - Attributable

$

567

$

(266)

$

33

$

(2)

$

332


649

$

510
















(a)           

Production costs includes $17 million in royalties for the three months ended June 30, 2018 (three months ended June 30, 2017– $18 million).



(b) 

Total cash costs: by-product per ounce may not calculate based on amounts presented in these tables due to rounding.



(c)

If silver, copper, lead and zinc were treated as co-products, total cash costs for the three months ended June 30, 2018 would have been $700 per ounce of gold (three months ended June 30, 2017 – $644).

          

As described above, AISC include total production cash costs incurred at the Company's mining operations, which forms the basis of the Company's cash costs: by-product and which are reconciled to reported production costs in the tables above.  The following tables provide a reconciliation of AISC per ounce to total cash costs: by product:

Three months ended June 30, 2018
($ millions unless stated otherwise)


Total cash
costs: by-
product

Corporate
Administration

Exploration
& evaluation
costs

Reclamation
cost accretion
and
amortization

Sustaining
capital
expenditures

Total AISC

Ounces
(thousands)

Total AISC
per ounce(a)

Total before associates and
joint venture

$

236

$

39

$

8

$

6

$

120

$

409


457

$

896

Associates and joint ventures

$

60

$

-

$

-

$

1

$

7

$

68


105

$

650

Total - Attributable

$

296

$

39

$

8

$

7

$

127

$

477


562

$

850


















Three months ended June 30, 2017
($ millions unless stated otherwise)

















 


Total cash
costs: by-
product

Corporate
Administration

Exploration
& evaluation
costs

Reclamation
cost accretion
and
amortization

Sustaining
capital
expenditures

Total AISC

Ounces
(thousands)

Total AISC
per ounce(a)

Total before associates and
joint venture

$

260

$

36

$

5

$

9

$

123

$

433


497

$

868

Associates and joint ventures

$

72

$

-

$

-

$

4

$

10

$

86


152

$

574

Total – Attributable

$

332

$

36

$

5

$

13

$

133

$

519


649

$

800


















(a)            AISC may not calculate based on amounts presented in these tables due to rounding.

 

About Goldcorp

Goldcorp is a senior gold producer focused on responsible mining practices with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the United States Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,  the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or in releases made by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, all as may be amended from time to time, and "forward-looking information" under the provisions of applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Goldcorp. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the future price of gold, silver, zinc, copper and lead, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, targeted cost reductions, capital expenditures, free cash flow, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting and certification time lines, hedging practices, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, health, safety and diversity initiatives, timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" , "believes", or variations or comparable language of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotation thereof.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Goldcorp to be materially different from future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding Goldcorp's present and future business strategies and the environment in which Goldcorp will operate in the future, including the price of gold, anticipated costs and ability to achieve goals. Certain important factors that could cause actual results, performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, gold price volatility, discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and mineral resources and metallurgical recoveries, mining operational and development risks, litigation risks, regulatory restrictions (including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability), changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or change in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Chile or other jurisdictions in which the Company does or may carry on business in the future, delays, suspension and technical challenges associated with capital projects, higher prices for fuel, steel, power, labour and other consumables, currency fluctuations, the speculative nature of gold exploration, the global economic climate, dilution, share price volatility, competition, loss of key employees, additional funding requirements and defective title to mineral claims or property. Although Goldcorp believes its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions and has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Goldcorp to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: future prices of gold, silver, zinc, copper and lead; mine development and operating risks; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; risks related to international operations, including economic and political instability in foreign jurisdictions in which Goldcorp operates; risks related to current global financial conditions; risks related to joint venture operations; actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of current reclamation activities; environmental risks; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; risks associated with restructuring and cost-efficiency initiatives; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; risks related to the integration of acquisitions; risks related to indebtedness and the service of such indebtedness, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business – Risk Factors" in Goldcorp's most recent annual information form  available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Although Goldcorp has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, accordingly, are subject to change after such date. Except as otherwise indicated by Goldcorp, these statements do not reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring or other special items or of any disposition, monetization, merger, acquisition, other business combination or other transaction that may be announced or that may occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans and allowing investors and others to get a better understanding of Goldcorp's operating environment. Goldcorp does not intend or undertake to publicly update any forward-looking statements that are included in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

For further information please contact:

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Shawn Campbell, Director, Investor Relations, Telephone: (800) 567-6223, E-mail: info@goldcorp.com;

MEDIA CONTACT:
Christine Marks, Director, Corporate Communications, Telephone: (604) 696-3050, E-mail: media@goldcorp.com

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