Coeur Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results

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19.02.2020, 22:30  |  644   |   |   

Coeur Mining, Inc. (“Coeur” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CDE) today reported fourth quarter 2019 financial results, including revenue of $195.0 million and cash flow from operating activities of $39.3 million. Including non-cash write downs of $277.7 million taken in the quarter, the Company reported GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $270.9 million, or $1.13 per share. On an adjusted basis1, the Company reported EBITDA of $59.8 million and net loss from continuing operations of $3.3 million, or $0.01 per share.

For the full year, Coeur reported revenue of $711.5 million and cash flow from operating activities of $91.9 million. Including non-cash write downs totaling $320.0 million, the Company reported GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $346.9 million, or $1.59 per share. On an adjusted basis1, the Company reported EBITDA of $173.9 million and net loss from continuing operations of $54.6 million, or $0.25 per share.

Key Highlights

  • Solid improvement in annual financial results - Revenue, operating cash flow and adjusted EBITDA1 increased 14%, 357% and 11%, respectively, in 2019. The year-over-year improvement in financial results reflects solid performance from the Company’s primary gold operations as well as higher precious metals prices in 2019
  • Strong cost performance from primary gold operations - Full-year adjusted costs applicable to sales (“CAS”)1 at Palmarejo, Kensington and Wharf were below or within their guidance ranges for 2019, leading to strong free cash flow1 at each of these primary gold operations. During 2019, gold sales represented 69% of the Company’s total revenue
  • Third consecutive quarter of increasing, positive free cash flow1 - Coeur generated $18.4 million of free cash flow1 during the fourth quarter, representing a 63% increase compared to the prior period and a $36.1 million improvement compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. This third consecutive quarter of increasing, positive free cash flow1 was primarily driven by strong performance from the Company’s Palmarejo, Kensington and Wharf operations
  • Positive results from high-pressure grinding roll (“HPGR”) unit at Rochester - 60-day silver recovery rates from HPGR-crushed ore are in-line with prior test work and are significantly better than recoveries from traditionally-crushed material. Permitting and planning for Plan of Operations Amendment 11 (“POA 11”) expansion advancing on-schedule
  • $250.8 million impairment, and temporarily suspending mining and processing activities at Silvertip - Reduction in carrying value to $150.0 million and temporary suspension of mining and processing activities driven by further deterioration in zinc and lead market conditions as well as processing facility-related challenges. The Company plans to (i) double its exploration investment in 2020 to potentially further expand the resource and extend the mine life, and (ii) pursue a mill expansion to improve the asset’s cost structure and its ability to deliver sustainable cash flow
  • Success from 2019 investment in exploration delivered resource growth - The Company focused its exploration efforts primarily on resource expansion drilling in 2019. Measured and indicated resources increased across all metals, and inferred gold, zinc and lead resources were higher year-over-year. Proven and probable silver reserves also increased, while zinc and lead reserves were consistent year-over-year
  • Over $160.0 million reduction in total debt2 achieved during 2019 - The Company ended the year with $295.5 million in total debt2, compared to $458.8 million at the end of 2018. This 36% reduction reflects the results of Coeur’s deleveraging initiatives and improved financial performance during 2019

“Higher precious metals prices and strong performance from our primary gold operations drove a 14% increase in revenue, an 11% increase in adjusted EBITDA1, and a four-fold increase in operating cash flow,” said Mitchell J. Krebs, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our 2019 results reflect our strategy to discover, develop, and operate a balanced portfolio of North American-based precious metals assets. Palmarejo delivered over $65.0 million of free cash flow1 last year while Wharf generated over $37.0 million of free cash flow, bringing its cumulative free cash flow1 to over $170.0 million since we acquired the operation in 2015 for $99.5 million. We were also pleased to see Kensington deliver record free cash flow1 after a multi-year effort to discover and develop higher-grade mineralization.”

“Despite a weaker than anticipated fourth quarter due to lower crushing rates, our Rochester open-pit, silver-gold mine in Nevada remains our top growth opportunity. We began processing ore through a new crushing circuit during the second half of the year utilizing HPGR technology. Early indications suggest that HPGR is having its intended impact by increasing and accelerating silver recovery rates. HPGR forms the basis of a larger expansion during the next two years that is expected to position Rochester as a long-life, strong cash flow generator for the Company.”

Mr. Krebs continued, “The decision to temporarily suspend operating activities at Silvertip, which represented approximately 6% of the Company’s 2019 revenue, was driven by our goal of maximizing the long-term value of the operation. While we have been successful in executing key projects and improving mill availability, the further deterioration in the zinc and lead markets - particularly for spot concentrate treatment charges - represents significant headwinds to our ability to generate positive cash flow. While mining and processing activities are paused, we plan to more than double our investment in drilling to further expand Silvertip’s high-grade deposit and extend its mine life. During 2019, we were able to grow Silvertip’s inferred resources by over 70% and its measured and indicated resources by nearly 40%. In addition, we have commenced a pre-feasibility study to evaluate a mill expansion, which we believe will significantly enhance Silvertip’s economics.”

“Looking ahead, our top priorities for 2020 are to (i) advance and execute our strategy to further expand Rochester, (ii) increase our level of investment in exploration, particularly at our most prospective sites, (iii) evaluate and pursue a successful repositioning of Silvertip, (iv) deliver consistent results from our operations, leading to positive free cash flow1 and lower overall costs, and (v) continue to enhance our leading environmental, social and governance profile,” concluded Mr. Krebs.

Financial and Operating Highlights (Unaudited)

(Amounts in millions, except per share amounts, gold ounces produced & sold, and per-ounce/pound metrics)

2019

4Q
2019

3Q
2019

2Q
2019

1Q
2019

2018

4Q
2018

Gold Sales

$

493.3

 

$

134.3

 

$

141.9

 

$

110.3

 

$

106.8

 

$

427.0

 

$

96.3

 

Silver Sales

$

191.5

 

$

54.8

 

$

51.6

 

$

45.0

 

$

40.1

 

$

193.2

 

$

44.6

 

Zinc Sales

$

12.8

 

$

2.6

 

$

2.0

 

$

2.6

 

$

5.6

 

$

3.6

 

$

1.9

 

Lead Sales

$

13.9

 

$

3.3

 

$

4.0

 

$

4.2

 

$

2.4

 

$

2.1

 

$

1.0

 

Consolidated Revenue

$

711.5

 

$

195.0

 

$

199.5

 

$

162.1

 

$

154.9

 

$

625.9

 

$

143.8

 

Costs Applicable to Sales3

$

551.2

 

$

146.6

 

$

141.0

 

$

131.9

 

$

131.7

 

$

441.0

 

$

116.6

 

General and Administrative Expenses

$

34.5

 

$

7.6

 

$

9.6

 

$

7.8

 

$

9.5

 

$

31.3

 

$

7.1

 

Net Income (Loss)

$

(346.9

)

$

(270.9

)

$

(14.3

)

$

(36.8

)

$

(24.9

)

$

(49.0

)

$

0.4

 

Net Income (Loss) Per Share

$

(1.59

)

$

(1.13

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.18

)

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.26

)

$

0.00

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)1

$

(54.6

)

$

(3.3

)

$

(5.3

)

$

(23.0

)

$

(23.0

)

$

(2.2

)

$

16.1

 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)1 Per Share

$

(0.25

)

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.02

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.01

)

$

0.08

 

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

218.8

 

238.7

 

225.9

 

207.8

 

202.4

 

188.6

 

199.5

 

EBITDA1

$

(154.4

)

$

(214.5

)

$

37.6

 

$

7.7

 

$

14.8

 

$

87.1

 

$

7.9

 

Adjusted EBITDA1

$

173.9

 

$

59.8

 

$

61.0

 

$

30.6

 

$

26.1

 

$

157.3

 

$

36.2

 

Cash Flow from Operating Activities

$

91.9

 

$

39.3

 

$

42.0

 

$

26.4

 

$

(15.8

)

$

20.1

 

$

0.1

 

Capital Expenditures

$

99.8

 

$

21.0

 

$

30.7

 

$

20.7

 

$

27.4

 

$

140.8

 

$

17.8

 

Free Cash Flow1

$

(7.9

)

$

18.4

 

$

11.3

 

$

5.7

 

$

(43.3

)

$

(120.7

)

$

(17.7

)

Cash, Equivalents & Short-Term Investments

$

55.6

 

$

55.6

 

$

65.3

 

$

37.9

 

$

69.0

 

$

115.1

 

$

115.1

 

Total Debt2

$

295.5

 

$

295.5

 

$

298.7

 

$

370.0

 

$

456.8

 

$

458.8

 

$

458.8

 

Average Realized Price Per Ounce – Gold

$

1,342

 

$

1,407

 

$

1,413

 

$

1,277

 

$

1,251

 

$

1,218

 

$

1,214

 

Average Realized Price Per Ounce – Silver

$

16.07

 

$

16.99

 

$

17.17

 

$

14.75

 

$

15.22

 

$

15.65

 

$

14.59

 

Average Realized Price Per Pound – Zinc

$

0.71

 

$

0.62

 

$

0.50

 

$

0.49

 

$

1.19

 

$

0.83

 

$

0.83

 

Average Realized Price Per Pound – Lead

$

0.84

 

$

0.78

 

$

0.92

 

$

0.82

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.80

 

$

0.80

 

Gold Ounces Produced

359,418

 

94,716

 

99,782

 

86,584

 

78,336

 

359,520

 

92,546

 

Silver Ounces Produced

11.7

 

3.1

 

3.0

 

3.1

 

2.5

 

12.8

 

3.5

 

Zinc Pounds Produced

17.1

 

3.9

 

4.2

 

5.3

 

3.7

 

4.2

 

3.1

 

Lead Pounds Produced

16.6

 

4.0

 

4.5

 

5.0

 

3.1

 

2.1

 

1.7

 

Gold Ounces Sold

367,650

 

95,532

 

100,407

 

86,385

 

85,326

 

350,508

 

79,291

 

Silver Ounces Sold

11.9

 

3.3

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

2.6

 

12.4

 

3.1

 

Zinc Pounds Sold

18.2

 

4.1

 

4.1

 

5.3

 

4.7

 

4.4

 

2.6

 

Lead Pounds Sold

16.5

 

4.3

 

4.3

 

5.2

 

2.7

 

2.6

 

1.4

 

Financial Results

Fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $195.0 million was slightly lower compared to the prior period and 36% higher compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. During the fourth quarter, the Company sold 95,532 ounces of gold, 3.3 million ounces of silver, 4.1 million pounds of zinc and 4.3 million pounds of lead.

For the full year, the Company generated $711.5 million of revenue, representing a 14% increase year-over-year. Full-year 2019 metal sales totaled 367,650 ounces of gold, 11.9 million ounces of silver, 18.2 million pounds of zinc and 16.5 million pounds of lead, compared to 350,508 ounces of gold, 12.4 million ounces of silver, 4.4 million pounds of zinc and 2.6 million pounds of lead in 2018.

Average realized gold and silver prices were slightly lower quarter-over-quarter, totaling $1,407 and $16.99 per ounce, respectively, and were both approximately 16% higher compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The average realized zinc price increased 24% to $0.62 per pound during the quarter, while the average realized lead price decreased 15% to $0.78 per pound.

For the full year, average realized gold and silver prices increased 10% and 3%, respectively, to $1,342 and $16.07 per ounce. The average realized zinc price decreased 14% year-over-year to $0.71 per pound, while the average realized lead price increased 5% to $0.84 per pound.

The average realized gold prices for the fourth quarter and full year include the sale of 10,949 and 36,727 ounces of gold, respectively, at a price of $800 per ounce pursuant to Palmarejo's stream agreement. The average zinc and lead prices are presented net of treatment and refining charges and reflect the impact of provisional price and quantity adjustments.

Gold and silver sales accounted for 69% and 28% of fourth quarter revenue, respectively, while zinc and lead accounted for the remaining 3%. The Company’s U.S. operations accounted for approximately 59% of fourth quarter revenue, relatively consistent with the prior period.

During 2019, gold and silver sales contributed 69% and 27% of full-year revenue, respectively, while zinc and lead sales comprised the remaining 4%. For the full year, Coeur’s U.S. operations contributed approximately 58% of metal sales, relatively consistent year-over-year.

Costs applicable to sales totaled $146.6 million and $551.2 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively, compared to $141.0 million and $441.0 million in the prior periods. Higher costs during the fourth quarter were largely attributable to an inventory adjustment at Wharf and elevated expense levels at Silvertip compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The year-over-year increase in costs was largely attributable to a full year of commercial production at the Jualin deposit (Kensington) and Silvertip operation.

General and administrative expenses decreased 21% quarter-over-quarter to $7.6 million and increased 10% year-over-year to $34.5 million. Lower general and administrative expense in the fourth quarter reflect lower employee-related expenses and legal fees, while increased general and administrative expense in 2019 reflect higher employee-related expenses and legal fees.

Exploration expense for the fourth quarter and full year was $7.2 million and $22.5 million, respectively, compared to $5.9 million in the third quarter and $25.4 million in 2018. The majority of the Company’s expensed exploration investment in 2019 was focused on resource expansion targets at Palmarejo, Kensington, Silvertip, and Sterling and Crown. See the “Operations” section and page 16 for additional details on the Company’s exploration activities in 2019.

Coeur recorded an income tax expense of $2.9 million during the fourth quarter and an income tax benefit of $11.1 million for the full year. Cash income and mining taxes paid during the quarter were $2.1 million, bringing the full-year total to $33.7 million. Cash taxes paid in 2019 primarily reflect income and mining tax payments in Mexico and cash taxes related to the Company’s acquisition of Northern Empire Resources Corp.

Fourth quarter operating cash flow totaled $39.3 million, a 6% decrease quarter-over-quarter, reflecting higher cash outflow at Silvertip, partially offset by higher cash flow at Kensington. The improvement at Kensington was related to cash flows from its prepayment arrangement under the existing off-take agreement. Coeur delivered 7,038 gold ounces from Kensington during the fourth quarter to fulfill its original $25.0 million prepayment obligation. At the end of the quarter, the Company exercised its option to receive an additional $15.0 million under the terms of the original prepayment arrangement. Together, these transactions contributed a net cash inflow of $4.7 million in the fourth quarter.

Full-year 2019 operating cash flow totaled $91.9 million, over four-times higher than in 2018. Significantly higher year-over-year operating cash flow was largely driven by (i) solid operational results from Palmarejo, Kensington and Wharf, (ii) higher gold and silver prices, and (iii) favorable impacts from changes in working capital.

Capital expenditures during the fourth quarter were $21.0 million (32% lower quarter-over-quarter and 18% higher than the fourth quarter of 2018), bringing the full-year total to $99.8 million (29% lower year-over-year). Investment in capitalized infill drilling, included in capital expenditures, totaled $1.9 million and $7.5 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. The majority of the Company’s capitalized exploration investment in 2019 focused on infill targets at Palmarejo, Rochester and Kensington. The decrease in total capital expenditures during the year was largely attributable to lower capital spending at Kensington and Silvertip, partially off-set by increased investment at Rochester related to the new crusher configuration. Sustaining and development capital expenditures accounted for approximately 68% and 32%, respectively, of the Company’s total capital investment in 2019.

Update on Hedging Strategy

Shortly after the end of the fourth quarter, Coeur implemented an additional series of zero-cost collar hedges on a portion of its gold production. Similar to the Company’s previous hedging program, the structure allows for downside protection against potential decreases in the price of gold, while enabling participation in the potential upside to a specified ceiling price. An overview of the 2020 hedges implemented so far is outlined below:

  • First quarter: 38,000 ounces of gold at an average floor of $1,411 per ounce and an average ceiling of $1,806 per ounce;
  • Second quarter: 42,000 ounces of gold at an average floor of $1,417 per ounce and an average ceiling of $1,813 per ounce;
  • Third quarter: 45,000 ounces of gold at an average floor of $1,437 per ounce and an average ceiling of $1,814 per ounce; and
  • Fourth quarter: 54,000 ounces of gold at an average floor of $1,471 per ounce and an average ceiling of $1,818 per ounce

Non-Cash Write Downs

Fourth quarter non-cash write downs of $277.7 million reflect (i) an impairment on the carrying value of Silvertip’s long-lived assets, (ii) an inventory adjustment related to concentrate at Silvertip, and (iii) an inventory adjustment related to ore stacked on a leach pad at Wharf. Full-year non-cash write downs of $320.0 million also include (i) inventory adjustments at Silvertip during the first three quarters of 2019 and (ii) an adjustment with respect to the partial settlement of a receivable associated with the bankruptcy filing of Republic Metals Corp., which occurred in 2018.

Silvertip Update

The Company has elected to temporarily suspend mining and processing activities at the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in British Columbia, Canada, which represented approximately 6% of the Company’s revenue in 2019. Coeur has been focused on stabilizing mill performance, which has shown signs of improvement, and implementing cost optimization initiatives. Despite these efforts, prevailing market conditions for lead and zinc concentrates remain significant headwinds for the operation. During the temporary suspension, the Company intends to significantly increase its investment in exploration as well as pursue a mill expansion for a modest capital investment estimated to be $50.0 - $75.0 million to improve the asset’s cost structure and its ability to deliver sustainable cash flow.

Coeur believes this approach will allow the Company to (i) preserve and maximize the value of Silvertip’s orebody, (ii) reduce near-term downside risk to cash flow, (iii) better determine the economics of a mill expansion by completing a pre-feasibility study around mid-year, (iv) build upon the successful drilling program in 2019, seeking to further expand the resource and extend Silvertip’s mine life, and (v) potentially re-start the operation with an improved cost structure in a more stable operating environment and a longer mine life better capable of withstanding market downturns, while generating more robust cash flow during stronger market conditions.

The Company expects quarterly care and maintenance costs to total approximately $6.0 million, excluding one-time costs of approximately $5.0 - $10.0 million primarily related to employee severance and contractual obligations, which are expected to be incurred during the first half of 2020. In addition, Coeur expects to commence an $8.0 - $10.0 million resource expansion drilling program in March and to spend approximately $2.0 million on the pre-feasibility study.

Operations

Fourth quarter and full-year 2019 highlights for each of the Company’s operations are provided below.

Palmarejo, Mexico

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

2019

 

4Q
2019

 

3Q
2019

 

2Q
2019

 

1Q
2019

 

2018

 

4Q
2018

Tons milled

1,755,957

 

486,779

 

442,464

 

447,727

 

378,987

 

1,382,471

 

378,389

Average gold grade (oz/t)

0.08

 

0.07

 

0.09

 

0.07

 

0.07

 

0.10

 

0.08

Average silver grade (oz/t)

4.85

 

5.11

 

4.88

 

4.74

 

4.64

 

6.49

 

5.96

Average recovery rate – Au

84.3%

 

84.9%

 

81.7%

 

87.7%

 

83.4%

 

88.9%

 

97.6%

Average recovery rate – Ag

79.3%

 

81.7%

 

79.6%

 

81.8%

 

72.8%

 

83.8%

 

84.0%

Gold ounces produced

111,932

 

28,702

 

31,779

 

28,246

 

23,205

 

122,722

 

31,239

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

6,762

 

2,029

 

1,720

 

1,735

 

1,278

 

7,516

 

1,893

Gold ounces sold

116,104

 

27,952

 

32,731

 

28,027

 

27,394

 

115,592

 

23,667

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

6,841

 

1,980

 

1,747

 

1,709

 

1,405

 

7,229

 

1,534

Average realized price per gold ounce

$1,220

 

$1,238

 

$1,269

 

$1,210

 

$1,154

 

$1,140

 

$1,148

Average realized price per silver ounce

$16.23

 

$17.28

 

$17.05

 

$14.86

 

$15.39

 

$15.77

 

$14.57

Metal sales

$252.7

 

$68.9

 

$71.3

 

$59.3

 

$53.2

 

$245.8

 

$49.6

Costs applicable to sales3

$141.9

 

$34.8

 

$37.4

 

$36.5

 

$33.2

 

$120.1

 

$27.1

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$683

 

$622

 

$660

 

$741

 

$713

 

$556

 

$624

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$9.11

 

$8.79

 

$8.95

 

$9.17

 

$9.66

 

$7.69

 

$7.92

Exploration expense

$5.7

 

$2.0

 

$1.6

 

$1.1

 

$1.0

 

$10.5

 

$0.1

Cash flow from operating activities

$99.2

 

$41.4

 

$36.3

 

$15.6

 

$5.9

 

$50.5

 

$13.3

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$21.9

 

$6.2

 

$4.7

 

$5.0

 

$6.0

 

$24.4

 

$3.6

Development capital expenditures

$10.8

 

$2.4

 

$3.1

 

$2.6

 

$2.7

 

$5.0

 

$2.3

Total capital expenditures

$32.7

 

$8.6

 

$7.8

 

$7.6

 

$8.7

 

$29.4

 

$5.9

Free cash flow1

$66.5

 

$32.8

 

$28.5

 

$8.0

 

$(2.8)

 

$21.1

 

$7.4

Operational

  • Fourth quarter gold production decreased 10% to 28,702 ounces, while silver production increased 18% to 2.0 million ounces compared to the prior quarter. Full-year gold and silver production decreased by 9% and 10% to 111,932 and 6.8 million ounces, respectively
  • Fourth quarter gold and silver production benefited from higher mill throughput, which increased 10% quarter-over-quarter. Lower average gold grade led to decreased gold production during the quarter, while an improvement in average silver grade resulted in higher silver production. Lower full-year gold and silver production was due to lower average grades, partially offset by a 27% increase in tons milled
  • Production at La Nación, located within the Independencia mine complex, continued to successfully ramp up, averaging approximately 700 tons per day ("tpd") during the fourth quarter, which was well in excess of the 400 tpd target. Production from La Nación is expected to remain at approximately 700 tpd in 2020

Financial

  • Fourth quarter adjusted CAS1 for gold and silver on a co-product basis decreased 6% and 2% to $622 and $8.79 per ounce, respectively, compared to the prior quarter. Continued strong cost performance during the quarter reflects higher average silver grade and effective cost management
  • For the full year, adjusted CAS1 for gold and silver increased 23% and 18%, respectively, to $683 and $9.11 per ounce, but finished within full-year 2019 guidance ranges of $650 - $750 per gold ounce and $9.00 - $10.00 per silver ounce. The year-over-year increases were largely attributable to lower average grades, cost pressures from exchange rates and inflation, mining through a geotechnically-challenging environment and the increased reliance on longitudinal stopes
  • Fourth quarter and full-year capital expenditures increased 10% and 11%, respectively, to $8.6 million and $32.7 million, reflecting ongoing investment in mine development and infrastructure projects
  • Free cash flow1 in the fourth quarter increased 15% to $32.8 million, while free cash flow1 for the full year totaled $66.5 million and was over-three times higher compared to 2018. Improved free cash flow1 for both periods reflects higher operating cash flow, partially offset by increased investment

Exploration

  • Exploration investment for the fourth quarter and full year totaled approximately $2.9 million ($2.0 million expensed and $1.0 million capitalized) and $10.1 million ($5.7 million expensed and $4.5 million capitalized), respectively
  • Up to seven surface and underground core rigs were active during the fourth quarter, focusing largely on resource expansion drilling near the two underground mine complexes, Independencia and Guadalupe
  • For the full year, exploration activity was initially focused on infill and resource expansion drilling around the Guadalupe mine complex. As the year progressed, rigs were gradually migrated to the Independencia mine complex where they focused on testing the extension of veins to the north
  • A total of 63 resource expansion holes and 85 infill holes were completed in 2019

Guidance

  • Full-year 2020 production is expected to be 95,000 - 110,000 ounces of gold and 6.3 - 7.8 million ounces of silver
  • CAS are expected to be $785 - $885 per gold ounce and $10.35 - $11.35 per silver ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $35 - $40 million
Rochester, Nevada

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

2019

 

4Q
2019

 

3Q
2019

 

2Q
2019

 

1Q
2019

 

2018

 

4Q
2018

Ore tons placed

10,582,518

 

2,612,319

 

2,516,353

 

2,786,287

 

2,667,559

 

16,169,807

 

3,674,566

Average silver grade (oz/t)

0.46

 

0.47

 

0.43

 

0.45

 

0.46

 

0.52

 

0.46

Average gold grade (oz/t)

0.003

 

0.003

 

0.004

 

0.003

 

0.003

 

0.004

 

0.004

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

3,761

 

848

 

982

 

971

 

960

 

5,038

 

1,466

Gold ounces produced

35,400

 

10,634

 

7,901

 

8,609

 

8,256

 

54,388

 

15,926

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

3,845

 

932

 

951

 

962

 

1,000

 

4,855

 

1,391

Gold ounces sold

36,052

 

11,248

 

7,651

 

8,642

 

8,511

 

52,789

 

15,339

Average realized price per silver ounce

$16.07

 

$17.22

 

$17.02

 

$14.83

 

$15.31

 

$15.50

 

$14.53

Average realized price per gold ounce

$1,393

 

$1,484

 

$1,476

 

$1,295

 

$1,299

 

$1,261

 

$1,234

Metal sales

$112.0

 

$32.6

 

$27.5

 

$25.5

 

$26.4

 

$141.8

 

$39.1

Costs applicable to sales3

$100.2

 

$25.3

 

$27.7

 

$24.7

 

$22.5

 

$105.7

 

$29.4

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$13.67

 

$13.25

 

$14.24

 

$13.19

 

$12.83

 

$11.44

 

$10.79

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$1,193

 

$1,142

 

$1,230

 

$1,153

 

$1,092

 

$930

 

$917

Exploration expense

$0.7

 

$0.4

 

$0.1

 

$0.1

 

$0.1

 

$0.3

 

$—

Cash flow from operating activities

$15.8

 

$6.9

 

$8.3

 

$1.6

 

$(1.0)

 

$33.0

 

$17.9

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$2.1

 

$0.9

 

$(1.0)

 

$0.4

 

$1.8

 

$10.7

 

$7.1

Development capital expenditures

$20.5

 

$4.1

 

$11.2

 

$2.4

 

$2.8

 

$(0.8)

 

$(4.1)

Total capital expenditures

$22.6

 

$5.0

 

$10.2

 

$2.8

 

$4.6

 

$9.9

 

$3.0

Free cash flow1

$(6.8)

 

$1.9

 

$(1.9)

 

$(1.2)

 

$(5.6)

 

$23.1

 

$14.9

Operational

  • Silver production decreased 14% quarter-over-quarter to approximately 0.8 million ounces, while gold production increased 35% to 10,634 ounces. For the full year, silver and gold production decreased 25% and 35% to 3.8 million and 35,400 ounces, respectively
  • Silver production in the fourth quarter was impacted by lower than anticipated throughput rates related to the secondary crusher, which reduced metal inventory on the Stage III and Stage IV leach pads. Gold production increased largely due to the placement of higher-grade material close to the liner of the Stage IV leach pad early in the fourth quarter

Financial

  • Fourth quarter adjusted CAS1 for silver and gold on a co-product basis both decreased by approximately 7% quarter-over-quarter, totaling $13.25 and $1,142 per ounce, respectively, reflecting higher gold ounces sold
  • Year-over-year adjusted CAS1 for silver and gold increased 19% and 28%, respectively, to $13.67 and $1,193 per ounce. Higher unit costs in 2019 reflect lower production levels and fewer ounces sold, primarily due to the commissioning and ramp up of the new crushing circuit
  • Fourth quarter capital expenditures decreased 51% to $5.0 million, bringing the full-year total to $22.6 million (over double the investment in 2018). Capital expenditures during the year were focused on the new crushing circuit, further development of the Stage IV leach pad and initial work on Plan of Operations Amendment 11
  • Free cash flow1 totaled $1.9 million and $(6.8) million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. Higher free cash flow1 in the fourth quarter resulted from increased metal sales and lower capital expenditures, while full-year results were impacted by the integration of the new crushing circuit

Exploration

  • Exploration investment for the fourth quarter and full year totaled approximately $1.0 million ($0.4 million expensed and $0.7 million capitalized) and $1.9 million ($0.7 million expensed and $1.2 million capitalized), respectively
  • An infill diamond drilling program was completed in the fourth quarter. A portion of the program drilled four holes in the center of the Rochester pit, while the other portion utilized directional drilling techniques to test areas of potential mineralization under the Stage I leach pad at East Rochester
  • Drilling at the Lincoln Hill project, which was acquired from Alio Gold Inc. in October 2018 for approximately $19.0 million and is located approximately four miles west of Rochester, was also completed during the fourth quarter. Exploration activity was primarily focused on infill drilling to validate the previous owner’s resource model and collect additional information regarding mineralization and host rock

Other

  • Overall crushing and placement rates were lower as a result of the secondary crusher, which was installed in the beginning of the third quarter to replace a failed larger unit. Coeur expects to process approximately 34,000 tpd through the current crusher configuration during 2020, down from initial expectations of 37,000 tpd. The Company is pursuing opportunities to increase throughput rates to achieve this initial target
  • Initial HPGR cells on the Stage IV leach pad indicate silver recovery rates in-line with original expectations. The Company has isolated approximately 194,000 tons on the north end of the Stage IV leach pad that have exhibited a 60-day silver recovery rate of approximately 60%, in-line with third-party test work and substantially higher than traditionally-crushed and run-of-mine material which historically exhibit silver recoveries of 36% and 13%, respectively, over the same time period
  • The final Environmental Impact Statement has been published and Coeur expects to receive the Record of Decision from the Bureau of Land Management for POA11 towards the end of the first quarter. The Company is completing engineering, procurement and construction planning, and expects to request formal approval from its Board of Directors to advance the project in mid-2020
  • The Company plans to file an updated technical report in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 in late 2020 further outlining the expansion, including an updated capital estimate as well as additional operational and financial information regarding the expected impacts of HPGR technology

Guidance

  • Full-year 2020 production is expected to be 4.0 - 5.5 million ounces of silver and 27,000 - 33,000 ounces of gold
  • CAS in 2020 are expected to be $13.25 - $14.50 per silver ounce and $1,175 - $1,325 per gold ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $28 - $35 million

Kensington, Alaska

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Tons milled

658,378

 

167,061

 

166,475

 

160,510

 

164,332

 

641,058

 

149,998

Average gold grade (oz/t)

0.21

 

0.20

 

0.22

 

0.23

 

0.20

 

0.18

 

0.21

Average recovery rate

91.0%

 

87.2%

 

93.2%

 

93.0%

 

90.2%

 

92.3%

 

91.1%

Gold ounces produced

127,914

 

29,736

 

34,156

 

34,049

 

29,973

 

105,570

 

28,421

Gold ounces sold

130,495

 

29,293

 

35,452

 

34,415

 

31,335

 

106,555

 

24,979

Average realized price per gold ounce, gross

$1,408

 

$1,493

 

$1,505

 

$1,332

 

$1,301

 

$1,277

 

$1,267

Treatment and refining charges per gold ounce

$20

 

$24

 

$20

 

$20

 

$15

 

$30

 

$21

Average realized price per gold ounce, net

$1,388

 

$1,469

 

$1,485

 

$1,312

 

$1,286

 

$1,247

 

$1,246

Metal sales

$181.1

 

$43.0

 

$52.6

 

$45.2

 

$40.3

 

$132.9

 

$31.1

Costs applicable to sales3

$119.6

 

$28.8

 

$29.5

 

$29.1

 

$32.2

 

$112.4

 

$21.4

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$910

 

$976

 

$822

 

$842

 

$990

 

$1,050

 

$843

Prepayment, working capital cash flow

$15.0

 

$4.7

 

$(14.7)

 

$25.0

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

Exploration expense

$5.6

 

$1.6

 

$1.5

 

$2.0

 

$0.5

 

$5.9

 

$1.3

Cash flow from operating activities

$72.0

 

$19.9

 

$4.5

 

$41.4

 

$6.2

 

$15.3

 

$7.9

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$23.5

 

$4.3

 

$4.9

 

$4.9

 

$9.4

 

$37.2

 

$9.8

Development capital expenditures

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$7.5

 

$0.8

Total capital expenditures

$23.5

 

$4.3

 

$4.9

 

$4.9

 

$9.4

 

$44.7

 

$10.6

Free cash flow1

$48.5

 

$15.6

 

$(0.4)

 

$36.5

 

$(3.2)

 

$(29.4)

 

$(2.7)

  • Commercial production at Jualin was declared on December 1, 2018. The figures shown in the table above exclude pre-commercial production

Operational

  • Gold production decreased 13% quarter-over-quarter to 29,736 ounces, while full-year gold production increased 21% to 127,914 ounces
  • Gold production in the fourth quarter was primarily driven by lower average grade as a result of a change in mine sequencing. Lower recoveries during the quarter reflect the settlement of gold shipments made in prior periods
  • Higher gold production in 2019 was primarily due to an 17% increase in average grade, reflecting a full year of production from the high-grade Jualin deposit
  • Production from Jualin accounted for approximately 15% and 14% of Kensington’s production during the fourth quarter and full year, respectively

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 increased 19% quarter-over-quarter to $976 per ounce, largely due to fewer gold ounces sold. Full-year adjusted CAS1 decreased 13% year-over-year to $910 per ounce, finishing below the low end of its guidance range of $950 - $1,050 per ounce. Strong unit cost performance throughout the year was driven by the contribution of high-grade ore from the Jualin deposit
  • Capital expenditures of $4.3 million were slightly lower quarter-over-quarter, reflecting ongoing underground development. Full-year capital expenditures decreased 47% year-over-year to $23.5 million, primarily driven by lower investment in underground development, infrastructure projects and infill drilling
  • Free cash flow1 for the fourth quarter and full year totaled $15.6 million and $48.5 million, respectively, and reflect the impacts of the prepayment. Excluding the effect of the prepayment, free cash flow1 totaled approximately $10.9 million and $33.5 million in the fourth quarter and full year, respectively

Exploration

  • Exploration investment for the fourth quarter and full year totaled approximately $1.7 million (substantially all expensed) and $7.6 million ($5.6 million expensed and $2.0 million capitalized), respectively
  • Two underground core drill rigs were focused on resource expansion drilling at the Eureka and Jualin veins as well as lower Kensington Zone 10 during the fourth quarter. Results were encouraging, particularly at Eureka, while assays from Zone 10 are currently pending
  • A total of 112 resource expansion holes and 42 infill holes were completed in 2019

Guidance

  • Production in 2020 is expected to be 115,000 - 130,000 ounces of gold
  • CAS in 2020 are expected to be $900 - $1,000 per ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be $24 - $28 million in 2020

Wharf, South Dakota

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Ore tons placed

4,613,359

 

1,100,393

 

1,503,021

 

919,435

 

1,090,510

 

4,923,774

 

1,644,168

Average gold grade (oz/t)

0.023

 

0.023

 

0.027

 

0.023

 

0.020

 

0.022

 

0.020

Gold ounces produced

84,172

 

25,644

 

25,946

 

15,680

 

16,902

 

76,840

 

16,960

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

63

 

20

 

18

 

12

 

13

 

51

 

13

Gold ounces sold

84,999

 

27,039

 

24,573

 

15,301

 

18,086

 

75,572

 

15,306

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

64

 

21

 

17

 

12

 

14

 

48

 

11

Average realized price per gold ounce

$1,416

 

$1,482

 

$1,481

 

$1,311

 

$1,317

 

$1,267

 

$1,247

Metal sales

$121.4

 

$40.5

 

$36.7

 

$20.2

 

$24.0

 

$96.5

 

$19.3

Costs applicable to sales3

$80.7

 

$25.7

 

$22.1

 

$15.5

 

$17.4

 

$67.2

 

$14.6

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$894

 

$802

 

$887

 

$1,002

 

$949

 

$876

 

$939

Exploration expense

$0.3

 

$0.2

 

$0.1

 

$—

 

$—

 

$0.1

 

$—

Cash flow from operating activities

$39.3

 

$17.0

 

$17.6

 

$0.5

 

$4.2

 

$11.9

 

$(1.9)

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$2.2

 

$0.8

 

$0.8

 

$0.2

 

$0.4

 

$3.4

 

$0.7

Development capital expenditures

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

Total capital expenditures

$2.2

 

$0.8

 

$0.8

 

$0.2

 

$0.4

 

$3.4

 

$0.7

Free cash flow1

$37.1

 

$16.2

 

$16.8

 

$0.3

 

$3.8

 

$8.5

 

$(2.6)

Operational

  • Continued strong gold production totaled 25,644 ounces in the fourth quarter, consistent with the prior period. Full-year gold production increased 10% year-over-year to 84,172 ounces
  • Consistent production during the quarter was primarily driven by strong crusher performance, placement of additional tons in the prior period and continued stacking of higher-grade ore
  • Notably, second half gold production increased 58% from the first half of 2019

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 on a by-product basis decreased 10% quarter-over-quarter to $802 per ounce, primarily driven by higher gold and silver ounces sold. Full-year adjusted CAS1 was slightly higher in 2019, totaling $894 per ounce but remaining within its guidance range of $850 - $950 per ounce
  • Fourth quarter capital expenditures of $0.8 million were consistent quarter-over-quarter. Full-year capital expenditures totaled $2.2 million, compared to $3.4 million in 2018, and were primarily focused on equipment purchases
  • Fourth quarter and full year free cash flow1 totaled $16.2 million and $37.1 million, respectively. Since acquiring the operation in February 2015 for approximately $99.5 million, Wharf has generated $172.8 million of free cash flow1

Exploration

  • Exploration investment for the fourth quarter and full year was minimal, reflecting limited drilling activity during 2019
  • One drill rig completed a small exploration campaign at the Richmond Hill project during the fourth quarter. Only eight holes were completed due to the timing of the program and the arrival of winter weather conditions; drilling is expected to restart in the second quarter of 2020

Guidance

  • Gold production in 2020 is expected to be 80,000 - 90,000 ounces. CAS are expected to be $1,025 - $1,125 per ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $2 - $3 million in 2020

Silvertip, British Columbia

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce and per pound amounts)

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Tons milled

236,547

 

61,662

 

53,145

 

59,689

 

62,051

 

49,454

 

38,802

Average silver grade (oz/t)

6.84

 

6.97

 

7.54

 

7.48

 

5.50

 

6.19

 

6.06

Average zinc grade (%)

7.1%

 

7.5%

 

7.6%

 

7.5%

 

5.9%

 

6.2%

 

5.8%

Average lead grade (%)

4.8%

 

4.9%

 

5.4%

 

5.4%

 

3.7%

 

4.0%

 

3.9%

Average recovery rate – Ag

71.8%

 

65.1%

 

74.8%

 

77.0%

 

69.9%

 

59.6%

 

60.5%

Average recovery rate – Zn

50.8%

 

42.0%

 

51.7%

 

59.1%

 

50.5%

 

67.8%

 

69.1%

Average recovery rate – Pb

72.6%

 

66.4%

 

78.4%

 

77.3%

 

66.8%

 

52.5%

 

54.7%

Silver ounces produced (000's)

1,162

 

279

 

300

 

344

 

239

 

182

 

142

Zinc pounds produced (000's)

17,103

 

3,865

 

4,197

 

5,322

 

3,719

 

4,181

 

3,082

Lead pounds produced (000's)

16,556

 

4,021

 

4,478

 

4,980

 

3,077

 

2,072

 

1,659

Silver ounces sold (000's)

1,164

 

294

 

290

 

365

 

215

 

223

 

124

Zinc pounds sold (000's)

18,155

 

4,053

 

4,076

 

5,303

 

4,723

 

4,376

 

2,604

Lead pounds sold (000's)

16,488

 

4,223

 

4,331

 

5,186

 

2,748

 

2,649

 

1,419

Average realized price per silver ounce, gross

$16.69

 

$16.61

 

$19.94

 

$15.18

 

$14.98

 

$15.00

 

$15.54

Treatment and refining charges per silver ounce

$1.60

 

$2.34

 

$1.63

 

$1.18

 

$1.24

 

$0.84

 

$1.38

Average realized price per silver ounce, net

$15.09

 

$14.27

 

$18.31

 

$14.00

 

$13.74

 

$14.16

 

$14.16

Average realized price per zinc pound, gross

$1.06

 

$1.04

 

$0.86

 

$0.83

 

$1.50

 

$1.12

 

$1.07

Treatment and refining charges per zinc pound

$0.35

 

$0.42

 

$0.36

 

$0.34

 

$0.31

 

$0.29

 

$0.24

Average realized price per zinc pound, net

$0.71

 

$0.62

 

$0.50

 

$0.49

 

$1.19

 

$0.83

 

$0.83

Average realized price per lead pound, gross

$0.91

 

$0.89

 

$0.98

 

$0.87

 

$0.92

 

$0.90

 

$0.87

Treatment and refining charges per lead pound

$0.07

 

$0.11

 

$0.06

 

$0.05

 

$0.06

 

$0.10

 

$0.07

Average realized price per lead pound, net

$0.84

 

$0.78

 

$0.92

 

$0.82

 

$0.86

 

$0.80

 

$0.80

Metal sales

$44.3

 

$10.2

 

$11.3

 

$11.9

 

$10.9

 

$8.9

 

$4.8

Costs applicable to sales3

$108.8

 

$32.0

 

$24.2

 

$26.2

 

$26.4

 

$35.6

 

$24.1

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$12.89

 

$11.22

 

$14.14

 

$13.31

 

$13.73

 

$14.16

 

$17.68

Adjusted CAS per ZnLb1

$0.95

 

$0.69

 

$0.75

 

$1.02

 

$1.18

 

$0.83

 

$0.95

Adjusted CAS per PbLb1

$0.72

 

$0.62

 

$0.71

 

$0.77

 

$0.88

 

$0.80

 

$1.02

Exploration expense

$2.5

 

$0.9

 

$0.8

 

$0.7

 

$0.1

 

$2.7

 

$0.3

Cash flow from operating activities

$(69.4)

 

$(28.6)

 

$(15.3)

 

$(11.6)

 

$(13.9)

 

$(40.9)

 

$(34.1)

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$17.5

 

$2.0

 

$6.4

 

$5.0

 

$4.1

 

$8.6

 

$8.2

Development capital expenditures

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$—

 

$44.3

 

$(10.8)

Total capital expenditures

$17.5

 

$2.0

 

$6.4

 

$5.0

 

$4.1

 

$52.9

 

$(2.6)

Free cash flow1

$(86.9)

 

$(30.6)

 

$(21.7)

 

$(16.6)

 

$(18.0)

 

$(93.8)

 

$(31.5)

  • Silvertip achieved commercial production on September 1, 2018. The figures shown in the table above exclude pre-commercial production

Operational

  • Fourth quarter silver, zinc and lead production decreased 7%, 8% and 10% quarter-over-quarter to 0.3 million ounces, 3.9 million pounds and 4.0 million pounds, respectively. Production during the quarter was driven primarily by lower average recovery rates as a result of ongoing mill optimization initiatives
  • Full-year silver, zinc and lead production totaled 1.2 million ounces, 17.1 million pounds and 16.6 million pounds, respectively

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 figures shown in the table above and highlighted below exclude the impact of non-cash write downs of metal inventory
  • Fourth quarter adjusted CAS1 on a co-product basis were $11.22 per silver ounce, $0.69 per payable zinc pound and $0.62 per payable lead pound, compared to $12.89, $0.95 and $0.72, respectively, for the full year
  • Capital expenditures during the fourth quarter were $2.0 million and focused primarily on underground development. Full-year capital expenditures totaled $17.5 million, significantly lower year-over-year due to the commencement of commercial production on September 1, 2018
  • Free cash flow1 for the fourth quarter and full year totaled $(30.6) million and $(86.9) million, respectively

Exploration

  • Exploration investment for the fourth quarter and full year totaled approximately $1.0 million (substantially all expensed) and $1.3 million ($2.5 million expensed and $(0.9) million capitalized), respectively
  • Up to three surface core drill rigs were active during the fourth quarter, focused primarily on expansion drilling at the Discovery East, South and North zones. A total of 44 resource expansion holes and eight infill holes were completed in 2019

Other

  • Mill throughput increased 16% quarter-over-quarter to 61,662 tons but remained below target primarily due to extended planned downtime, which was implemented to complete key projects targeting improved mill availability
  • Mill stability initiatives throughout 2019 led to improved availability and more consistent operational performance late in the fourth quarter and in the beginning of 2020. Notably, mill availability averaged over 90% in January 2020
  • Coeur paid the first milestone payment related the receipt of its amended permit in the fourth quarter. The Company also paid the second milestone payment tied to its year-end reserves and resources in the first quarter of 2020. Each payment totaled $25.0 million, including approximately $18.8 million in cash and $6.3 million in stock

Guidance

  • 2020 capital expenditures are expected to total $4 - $6 million

Exploration

During the fourth quarter, the Company drilled 142,385 feet (43,400 meters) at a total investment of $9.1 million ($7.2 million expensed and $1.9 million capitalized), compared to 110,361 feet (33,638 meters) at a total investment of $7.5 million ($5.9 million expensed and $1.6 million capitalized) in the third quarter. Total feet drilled during the fourth quarter was approximately 29% higher compared to the prior period, largely due to expansion drilling at the Richmond Hill project near Wharf in South Dakota and drilling at the Lincoln Hill project near Rochester in Nevada as well as infill drilling at East Rochester.

For the full year, Coeur drilled 511,164 feet (155,805 meters) at a total investment of $30.0 million ($22.5 million expensed and $7.5 million capitalized), compared to 691,779 feet (210,857 meters) at a total investment of $44.0 million ($25.4 million expensed and $18.6 million capitalized) in 2018. An update of Coeur’s exploration activities during the year was released on December 17, 2019, highlighting encouraging results from expansion drilling at several of its operations. Please refer to the news release for additional details4.

At the Sterling and Crown exploration properties in southern Nevada, two reverse circulation rigs and a surface geology mapping program were active during the fourth quarter. One rig focused on expansion drilling at the SNA and Secret Pass deposits, which are contained in the Crown Block. The second rig focused on drilling extensions of known mineralization in and around the Sterling mine, specifically targeting the higher-grade faults that controlled oxide gold mineralization in historical mining areas. Expansion drilling at both Sterling and the Crown Block is expected to continue throughout 2020, including the addition of a third drill rig to test a geophysical target on the northernmost area of the Crown Block and a core drilling program to begin metallurgical work in both zones.

At the La Preciosa project, located in Durango, Mexico, a new geological model for the Martha and associated veins was completed in the fourth quarter. Ground mapping and sampling were also completed in new areas on the southern Martha structure, which were not previously drilled. The Company successfully identified new areas of mineralization; however, additional work will need to be completed to verify the potential size and grade of the zones. The new global resource estimate and further economic evaluation of the project is expected to be completed in 2020.

2020 Production Guidance

 

 

 

Gold

Silver

 

 

 

(oz)

(K oz)

Palmarejo

 

 

95,000 - 110,000

6,300 - 7,800

Rochester

 

 

27,000 - 33,000

4,000 - 5,500

Kensington

 

 

115,000 - 130,000

Wharf

 

 

80,000 - 90,000

Total

 

 

317,000 - 363,000

10,300 - 13,300

2020 Costs Applicable to Sales Guidance

 

 

 

Gold

Silver

 

 

 

($/oz)

($/oz)

Palmarejo (co-product)

 

 

$785 - $885

$10.35 - $11.35

Rochester (co-product)

 

 

$1,175 - $1,325

$13.25 - $14.50

Kensington

 

 

$900 - $1,000

Wharf (by-product)

 

 

$1,025 - $1,125

2020 Capital, Exploration and G&A Guidance

 

 

 

 

($M)

Capital Expenditures, Sustaining

 

 

 

$65 - $80

Capital Expenditures, Development

 

 

 

$30 - $35

Exploration, Expensed

 

 

 

$38 - $44

Exploration, Capitalized

 

 

 

$6 - $10

General & Administrative Expenses

 

 

 

$32 - $36

Note: The Company’s guidance figures assume $1,520/oz gold, $17.25/oz silver, $1.00/lb zinc and $0.86/lb lead as well as CAD of 1.30 and MXN of 19.00.

Financial Results and Conference Call

Coeur will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Dial-In Numbers:

 

(855) 560-2581 (U.S.)

 

 

(855) 669-9657 (Canada)

 

 

(412) 542-4166 (International)

Conference ID:

 

Coeur Mining

Hosting the call will be Mitchell J. Krebs, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coeur, who will be joined by Thomas S. Whelan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Terry F. D. Smith, Senior Vice President of Operations, Hans J. Rasmussen, Senior Vice President of Exploration, and other members of management. A replay of the call will be available through March 5, 2020.

Replay numbers:

 

(877) 344-7529 (U.S.)

 

 

(855) 669-9658 (Canada)

 

 

(412) 317-0088 (International)

Conference ID:

 

101 37 743

About Coeur

Coeur Mining, Inc. is a U.S.-based, well-diversified, growing precious metals producer with five wholly-owned operations: the Palmarejo gold-silver complex in Mexico, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, and the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead mine in British Columbia. In addition, the Company has interests in several precious metals exploration projects throughout North America.

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada, including statements regarding anticipated production, costs, capital expenditures, recovery rates, throughput, exploration and development efforts and plans, suspension of operations at Silvertip, including anticipated costs associated therewith, a pre-feasibility study regarding an expansion of the mill at Silvertip, the impact of the new crushing circuit, permitting and technical report preparation at Rochester, the prepayment transaction at Kensington, our gold price hedging strategy, and operations at Palmarejo, Rochester, Wharf, Kensington and Silvertip. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Coeur’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk that anticipated production, cost and expense levels are not attained, the risks and hazards inherent in the mining business (including risks inherent in developing large-scale mining projects, environmental hazards, industrial accidents, weather or geologically-related conditions), changes in the market prices of gold, silver, zinc and lead and a sustained lower price environment, the uncertainties inherent in Coeur’s production, exploratory and developmental activities, including risks relating to permitting and regulatory delays (including the impact of government shutdowns), ground conditions, grade variability, any future labor disputes or work stoppages, the uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral reserves, changes that could result from Coeur’s future acquisition of new mining properties or businesses, the loss of any third-party smelter to which Coeur markets its production, the effects of environmental and other governmental regulations, the risks inherent in the ownership or operation of or investment in mining properties or businesses in foreign countries, Coeur’s ability to raise additional financing necessary to conduct its business, make payments or refinance its debt, as well as other uncertainties and risk factors set out in filings made from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Canadian securities regulators, including, without limitation, Coeur’s most recent report on Form 10-K. Actual results, developments and timetables could vary significantly from the estimates presented. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Coeur disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, Coeur undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of Coeur, its financial or operating results or its securities.

Christopher Pascoe, Coeur’s Director, Technical Services and a qualified person under Canadian National Instrument 43-101, approved the scientific and technical information concerning Coeur’s mineral projects in this news release. For a description of the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate mineral reserves and resources, as well as data verification procedures and a general discussion of the extent to which the estimates may be affected by any known environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing or other relevant factors, Canadian investors should refer to the Technical Reports for each of Coeur’s properties as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Non-U.S. GAAP Measures

We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) with certain non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted costs applicable to sales per ounce (gold and silver) or pound (zinc or lead). We believe that these adjusted measures provide meaningful information to assist management, investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. We believe these adjusted financial measures are important indicators of our recurring operations because they exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to our core operating results, and provide a better baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. We believe EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted costs applicable to sales per ounce (gold and silver) and pound (zinc and lead) are important measures in assessing the Company’s overall financial performance. For additional explanation regarding our use of non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, please refer to our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Notes

1. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted costs applicable to sales per ounce (gold and silver) or pound (lead and zinc) are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for the reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities less capital expenditures and gold production royalty payments. Please see table in Appendix for the calculation of consolidated free cash flow.

2. Includes capital leases. Net of debt issuance costs and premium received.

3. Excludes amortization.

4. https://www.coeur.com/_resources/news/nr_20191217.pdf.

Average Spot Prices

 

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Average Gold Spot Price Per Ounce

$

1,393

 

$

1,481

 

$

1,472

 

$

1,309

 

$

1,304

 

$

1,268

 

$

1,226

 

Average Silver Spot Price Per Ounce

$

16.21

 

$

17.32

 

$

16.98

 

$

14.88

 

$

15.57

 

$

15.71

 

$

14.54

 

Average Zinc Spot Price Per Pound

$

1.16

 

$

1.08

 

$

1.07

 

$

1.25

 

$

1.23

 

$

1.33

 

$

1.19

 

Average Lead Spot Price Per Pound

$

0.91

 

$

0.93

 

$

0.92

 

$

0.85

 

$

0.92

 

$

1.02

 

$

0.89

 

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

December 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

ASSETS

In thousands, except share data

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

55,645

 

 

$

115,081

 

Receivables

18,666

 

 

29,744

 

Inventory

55,886

 

 

66,279

 

Ore on leach pads

66,192

 

 

75,122

 

Prepaid expenses and other

14,047

 

 

11,393

 

 

210,436

 

 

297,619

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

248,789

 

 

298,451

 

Mining properties, net

711,955

 

 

971,567

 

Ore on leach pads

71,539

 

 

66,964

 

Restricted assets

8,752

 

 

12,133

 

Equity and debt securities

35,646

 

 

17,806

 

Receivables

28,709

 

 

31,151

 

Other

62,810

 

 

16,809

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,378,636

 

 

$

1,712,500

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

69,176

 

 

$

47,210

 

Accrued liabilities and other

95,616

 

 

82,619

 

Debt

22,746

 

 

24,937

 

Reclamation

3,114

 

 

6,552

 

 

190,652

 

 

161,318

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Debt

272,751

 

 

433,889

 

Reclamation

133,417

 

 

128,994

 

Deferred tax liabilities

41,976

 

 

79,070

 

Other long-term liabilities

72,836

 

 

56,717

 

 

520,980

 

 

698,670

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized 300,000,000 shares, 241,529,021 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019 and 203,310,443 at December 31, 2018

2,415

 

 

2,033

 

Additional paid-in capital

3,598,472

 

 

3,443,082

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(136

)

 

(59

)

Accumulated deficit

(2,933,747

)

 

(2,592,544

)

 

667,004

 

 

852,512

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

1,378,636

 

 

$

1,712,500

 

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

Year ended December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

In thousands, except share data

Revenue

$

711,502

 

 

$

625,904

 

 

$

709,598

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

Costs applicable to sales(1)

551,181

 

 

440,950

 

 

440,260

 

Amortization

178,876

 

 

128,473

 

 

146,549

 

General and administrative

34,493

 

 

31,345

 

 

33,616

 

Exploration

22,527

 

 

25,397

 

 

30,311

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

250,814

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-development, reclamation, and other

18,421

 

 

20,043

 

 

18,936

 

Total costs and expenses

1,056,312

 

 

646,208

 

 

669,672

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

(1,281

)

 

 

 

(9,342

)

Fair value adjustments, net

16,030

 

 

3,638

 

 

(864

)

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

(24,771

)

 

(24,364

)

 

(16,440

)

Other, net

(3,193

)

 

(24,705

)

 

26,643

 

Total other income (expense), net

(13,215

)

 

(45,431

)

 

(3

)

Income (loss) before income and mining taxes

(358,025

)

 

(65,735

)

 

39,923

 

Income and mining tax (expense) benefit

11,129

 

 

16,780

 

 

(28,998

)

Income (loss) from continuing operations

$

(346,896

)

 

$

(48,955

)

 

$

10,925

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

5,693

 

 

550

 

 

(12,244

)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

(341,203

)

 

$

(48,405

)

 

$

(1,319

)

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gain (loss) on debt and equity securities

 

 

26

 

 

3,227

 

Reclassification adjustments for impairment of equity securities

 

 

 

 

426

 

Reclassification adjustments for realized (gain) loss on sale of equity securities

 

 

 

 

1,354

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

(77

)

 

26

 

 

5,007

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

$

(341,280

)

 

$

(48,379

)

 

$

3,688

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

(1.59

)

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.06

 

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

0.03

 

 

 

 

(0.07

)

Basic(2)

$

(1.56

)

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

(0.01

)

Diluted income (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

$

(1.59

)

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

0.06

 

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

0.03

 

 

 

 

(0.07

)

Diluted(2)

$

(1.56

)

 

$

(0.26

)

 

$

(0.01

)

(1) Excludes amortization.

(2) Due to rounding, the sum of net income per share from continuing operations and discontinued operations may not equal net income per share.

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

Year ended December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2017

 

In thousands

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(341,203

)

 

$

(48,405

)

 

$

(1,319

)

(Income) loss from discontinued operations

(5,693

)

 

(550

)

 

12,244

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization

178,876

 

 

128,473

 

 

146,549

 

Accretion

12,147

 

 

13,933

 

 

9,980

 

Deferred taxes

(36,817

)

 

(48,441

)

 

(13,888

)

Loss on debt extinguishment

1,281

 

 

 

 

9,342

 

Fair value adjustments, net

(16,030

)

 

(3,638

)

 

864

 

Stock-based compensation

9,189

 

 

8,328

 

 

10,541

 

Gain on sale of the Joaquin project

 

 

 

 

(21,138

)

Impairment of long-lived assets

250,814

 

 

 

 

 

Write-downs

69,246

 

 

55,297

 

 

 

Deferred revenue recognition

(1,857

)

 

 

 

 

Other

14,281

 

 

7,353

 

 

(7,974

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

(2,739

)

 

(9,260

)

 

18,895

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

280

 

 

4,876

 

 

(2,015

)

Inventory and ore on leach pads

(62,998

)

 

(44,488

)

 

23,517

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

23,103

 

 

(43,370

)

 

11,562

 

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

91,880

 

 

20,108

 

 

197,160

 

CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

 

(2,690

)

 

11,296

 

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES

91,880

 

 

17,418

 

 

208,456

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

(99,772

)

 

(140,787

)

 

(136,734

)

Acquisitions, net

 

 

6,914

 

 

(156,248

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets

1,033

 

 

577

 

 

16,705

 

Purchase of investments

(5,023

)

 

(426

)

 

(15,058

)

Sale of investments

2,109

 

 

12,713

 

 

11,321

 

Proceeds from notes receivable

7,168

 

 

19,000

 

 

 

Other

1,919

 

 

11

 

 

2,864

 

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(92,566

)

 

(101,998

)

 

(277,150

)

CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

 

(28,470

)

 

(1,392

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES

(92,566

)

 

(130,468

)

 

(278,542

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock

123,059

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of notes and bank borrowings, net of issuance costs

60,000

 

 

95,000

 

 

342,620

 

Payments on debt, finance leases, and associated costs

(221,854

)

 

(95,059

)

 

(203,045

)

Silvertip contingent consideration

(18,697

)

 

 

 

 

Other

(3,404

)

 

(5,160

)

 

(3,746

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES OF CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(60,896

)

 

(5,219

)

 

135,829

 

CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

 

(22

)

 

(84

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES

(60,896

)

 

(5,241

)

 

135,745

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

531

 

 

28

 

 

203

 

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH

(61,051

)

 

(118,263

)

 

65,862

 

Less net cash used in discontinued operations(1)

 

 

(32,930

)

 

(10,939

)

 

(61,051

)

 

(85,333

)

 

76,801

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

118,069

 

 

203,402

 

 

126,601

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

57,018

 

 

$

118,069

 

 

$

203,402

 

(1) Less net cash used in discontinued operations includes the following cash transactions: net subsidiary payments to parent company of $1,748 and 20,759,000 during the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Net income (loss)

$

(341,203

)

 

$

(270,961

)

 

$

(14,277

)

 

$

(36,764

)

 

$

(19,201

)

 

$

(48,405

)

 

$

468

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(5,693

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,693

)

 

(550

)

 

 

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

24,771

 

 

5,512

 

 

5,980

 

 

6,825

 

 

6,454

 

 

24,364

 

 

6,563

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

(11,129

)

 

2,857

 

 

218

 

 

(5,546

)

 

(8,658

)

 

(16,780

)

 

(36,231

)

Amortization

178,876

 

 

48,118

 

 

45,678

 

 

43,204

 

 

41,876

 

 

128,473

 

 

37,053

 

EBITDA

(154,378

)

 

(214,474

)

 

37,599

 

 

7,719

 

 

14,778

 

 

87,102

 

 

7,853

 

Fair value adjustments, net

(16,030

)

 

(7,829

)

 

(4,377

)

 

5,296

 

 

(9,120

)

 

(3,638

)

 

(731

)

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

4,346

 

 

268

 

 

2,945

 

 

468

 

 

665

 

 

9,069

 

 

1,986

 

Asset retirement obligation accretion

12,154

 

 

3,124

 

 

3,080

 

 

3,007

 

 

2,943

 

 

11,116

 

 

2,747

 

Inventory adjustments and write-downs

5,904

 

 

363

 

 

5,371

 

 

2,193

 

 

1,623

 

 

2,093

 

 

858

 

(Gain) loss on sale of assets and securities

714

 

 

594

 

 

100

 

 

72

 

 

(52

)

 

(19

)

 

298

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

250,814

 

 

250,814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvertip inventory write-down

64,610

 

 

23,325

 

 

13,966

 

 

11,872

 

 

15,447

 

 

26,720

 

 

17,974

 

Wharf inventory write-down

3,596

 

 

3,596

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

1,282

 

 

 

 

1,282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable write-down

1,040

 

 

 

 

1,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,536

 

 

6,536

 

Interest income on notes receivables

(198

)

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

 

(180

)

 

(1,776

)

 

(327

)

Manquiri sale consideration write-down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,599

 

 

 

Rochester In-Pit crusher write-down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,441

 

 

 

Mexico inflation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,939

)

 

 

Transaction costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

(1,044

)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

173,854

 

 

$

59,781

 

 

$

61,006

 

 

$

30,609

 

 

$

26,104

 

 

$

157,309

 

 

$

36,150

 

Revenue

$

711,502

 

 

$

195,040

 

 

$

199,469

 

 

$

162,123

 

 

$

154,870

 

 

$

625,904

 

 

143,855

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

24

%

 

31

%

 

31

%

 

19

%

 

17

%

 

25

%

 

25

%

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

2019

 

4Q 2019

 

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Net income (loss)

$

(341,203

)

 

$

(270,961

)

 

$

(14,277

)

 

$

(36,764

)

 

$

(19,201

)

 

$

(48,405

)

 

$

468

 

Income loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

(5,693

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,693

)

 

(550

)

 

 

Fair value adjustments, net

(16,030

)

 

(7,829

)

 

(4,377

)

 

5,296

 

 

(9,120

)

 

(3,638

)

 

(731

)

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

5,900

 

 

1,733

 

 

2,022

 

 

889

 

 

1,256

 

 

8,611

 

 

(530

)

(Gain) loss on sale of assets and securities

714

 

 

594

 

 

100

 

 

72

 

 

(52

)

 

(19

)

 

326

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

250,814

 

 

250,814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvertip inventory write-down

64,610

 

 

23,325

 

 

13,966

 

 

11,872

 

 

15,447

 

 

26,720

 

 

17,974

 

Wharf inventory write-down

3,596

 

 

3,596

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

1,282

 

 

 

 

1,282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable write-down

1,040

 

 

 

 

1,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,536

 

 

6,536

 

Interest income on notes receivables

(198

)

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

 

(180

)

 

(1,776

)

 

(327

)

Manquiri sale consideration write-down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,599

 

 

 

Rochester In-Pit crusher write-down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,441

 

 

 

Gain on repurchase of Rochester royalty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(28

)

Mexico inflation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,939

)

 

 

Transaction costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

(1,044

)

Tax effect of adjustments(1)

(19,415

)

 

(4,572

)

 

(5,096

)

 

(4,332

)

 

(5,415

)

 

(9,750

)

 

(6,559

)

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

(54,583

)

 

$

(3,300

)

 

$

(5,340

)

 

$

(22,985

)

 

$

(22,958

)

 

$

(2,165

)

 

$

16,085

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income (loss) per share - Basic

$

(0.25

)

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

(0.02

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

0.08

 

Adjusted net income (loss) per share - Diluted

$

(0.25

)

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

(0.02

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.01

)

 

$

0.08

 

Consolidated Free Cash Flow Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

2019

Q4 2019

3Q 2019

 

2Q 2019

 

1Q 2019

 

2018

 

4Q 2018

Cash flow from continuing operations

$

91,880

 

$

39,295

 

$

41,996

 

 

$

26,435

 

 

$

(15,846

)

 

$

20,108

 

 

$

72

 

Capital expenditures from continuing operations

99,772

 

20,907

 

30,678

 

 

20,749

 

 

27,438

 

 

140,787

 

 

17,805

 

Free cash flow

$

(7,892

)

$

18,388

 

$

11,318

 

 

$

5,686

 

 

$

(43,284

)

 

(120,679

)

 

$

(17,733

)

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Year Ended December 31, 2019

In thousands except per ounce or per pound amounts

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

Costs applicable to sales, including amortization (U.S. GAAP)

$

201,306

 

 

$

118,246

 

 

$

170,194

 

 

$

92,969

 

 

$

145,496

 

 

$

728,211

 

Amortization

(59,379

)

 

(18,041

)

 

(50,592

)

 

(12,280

)

 

(36,738

)

 

(177,030

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

141,927

 

 

$

100,205

 

 

$

119,602

 

 

$

80,689

 

 

$

108,758

 

 

$

551,181

 

Inventory Adjustments

(344

)

 

(4,625

)

 

(913

)

 

(3,617

)

 

(64,610

)

 

(74,109

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,072

)

 

 

 

(1,072

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

141,583

 

 

$

95,580

 

 

$

118,689

 

 

$

76,000

 

 

$

44,148

 

 

$

476,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

116,104

 

 

36,052

 

 

130,495

 

 

84,999

 

 

 

 

367,650

 

Silver ounces

6,841,380

 

 

3,844,556

 

 

 

 

64,161

 

 

1,164,470

 

 

11,914,567

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,154,521

 

 

18,154,521

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,487,847

 

 

16,487,847

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

56

%

 

45

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

44

%

 

55

%

 

 

 

 

 

34

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

683

 

 

$

1,193

 

 

$

910

 

 

$

894

 

 

 

 

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

9.11

 

 

$

13.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

12.89

 

 

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.72

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended December 31, 2019

In thousands except per ounce or per pound amounts

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

Costs applicable to sales, including amortization (U.S. GAAP)

$

49,590

 

 

$

31,100

 

 

$

41,537

 

 

$

29,818

 

 

$

42,189

 

 

$

194,234

 

Amortization

(14,799

)

 

(5,791

)

 

(12,776

)

 

(4,072

)

 

(10,166

)

 

(47,604

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

34,791

 

 

$

25,309

 

 

$

28,761

 

 

$

25,746

 

 

$

32,023

 

 

$

146,630

 

Inventory Adjustments

(11

)

 

(116

)

 

(176

)

 

(3,677

)

 

(23,325

)

 

(27,305

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(373

)

 

 

 

(373

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

34,780

 

 

$

25,193

 

 

$

28,585

 

 

$

21,696

 

 

$

8,698

 

 

$

118,952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

27,953

 

 

11,248

 

 

29,293

 

 

27,039

 

 

 

 

95,533

 

Silver ounces

1,979,315

 

 

931,326

 

 

 

 

21,132

 

 

294,498

 

 

3,226,271

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,052,554

 

 

4,052,554

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,223,504

 

 

4,223,504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

50

%

 

51

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

50

%

 

49

%

 

 

 

 

 

38

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

622

 

 

$

1,142

 

 

$

976

 

 

$

802

 

 

 

 

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

8.79

 

 

$

13.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

11.22

 

 

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.69

 

 

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.62

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

In thousands except per ounce or per pound amounts

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

Costs applicable to sales, including amortization (U.S. GAAP)

$

53,237

 

 

$

31,999

 

 

$

43,085

 

 

$

25,385

 

 

$

32,457

 

 

$

186,163

 

Amortization

(15,840

)

 

(4,250

)

 

(13,552

)

 

(3,301

)

 

(8,268

)

 

(45,211

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

37,397

 

 

$

27,749

 

 

$

29,533

 

 

$

22,084

 

 

$

24,189

 

 

$

140,952

 

Inventory Adjustments

(175

)

 

(4,799

)

 

(405

)

 

(7

)

 

(13,966

)

 

(19,352

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(293

)

 

 

 

(293

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

37,222

 

 

$

22,950

 

 

$

29,128

 

 

$

21,784

 

 

$

10,223

 

 

$

121,307

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

32,731

 

 

7,651

 

 

35,452

 

 

24,573

 

 

 

 

100,407

 

Silver ounces

1,747,250

 

 

951,043

 

 

 

 

16,612

 

 

289,910

 

 

3,004,815

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,076,390

 

 

4,076,390

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,330,862

 

 

4,330,862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

58

%

 

41

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

42

%

 

59

%

 

 

 

 

 

39

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

660

 

 

$

1,230

 

 

$

822

 

 

$

887

 

 

 

 

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

8.95

 

 

$

14.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

14.14

 

 

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.75

 

 

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

In thousands except per ounce or per pound amounts

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

Costs applicable to sales, including amortization (U.S. GAAP)

$

50,708

 

 

$

28,656

 

 

$

41,670

 

 

$

17,691

 

 

$

36,038

 

 

$

174,763

 

Amortization

(14,212

)

 

(3,963

)

 

(12,537

)

 

(2,225

)

 

(9,878

)

 

(42,815

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

36,496

 

 

$

24,693

 

 

$

29,133

 

 

$

15,466

 

 

$

26,160

 

 

$

131,948

 

Inventory Adjustments

(39

)

 

(2,045

)

 

(156

)

 

48

 

 

(11,872

)

 

(14,064

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(188

)

 

 

 

(188

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

36,457

 

 

$

22,648

 

 

$

28,977

 

 

$

15,326

 

 

$

14,288

 

 

$

117,696

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

28,027

 

 

8,642

 

 

34,415

 

 

15,301

 

 

 

 

86,385

 

Silver ounces

1,709,406

 

 

961,634

 

 

 

 

12,364

 

 

364,961

 

 

3,048,365

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,302,508

 

 

5,302,508

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,185,634

 

 

5,185,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

57

%

 

44

%

 

100

%

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

43

%

 

56

%

 

 

 

 

 

34

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

741

 

 

$

1,153

 

 

$

842

 

 

$

1,002

 

 

 

 

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

9.17

 

 

$

13.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

13.31

 

 

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1.02

 

 

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

0.77

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

In thousands except per ounce or per pound amounts

Palmarejo

 

Rochester