Reports Third-Quarter and Nine-Month 2022 Results
•Strong production performance; copper and gold sales volumes above July 2022 guidance
•Unit net cash costs were 5% above July 2022 guidance
•Solid balance sheet, liquidity and financial flexibility
•Significant debt retirements through open-market transactions
•Published updated climate report
▪Net income attributable to common stock in third-quarter 2022 totaled $404 million, $0.28 per share, and adjusted net income attributable to common stock totaled $375 million, $0.26 per share, after excluding net credits totaling $29 million, $0.02 per share.
▪Consolidated sales totaled 1.1 billion pounds of copper, 480 thousand ounces of gold and 17 million pounds of molybdenum in third-quarter 2022. Consolidated sales for the year 2022 are expected to approximate 4.2 billion pounds of copper, 1.8 million ounces of gold and 76 million pounds of molybdenum, including 1.0 billion pounds of copper, 420 thousand ounces of gold and 20 million pounds of molybdenum in fourth-quarter 2022.
▪Average realized prices in third-quarter 2022 were $3.50 per pound for copper, $1,683 per ounce for gold and $17.05 per pound for molybdenum.
▪Average unit net cash costs in third-quarter 2022 were $1.75 per pound of copper and are expected to average $1.55 per pound of copper for the year 2022.
▪Operating cash flows totaled $0.8 billion (net of $0.3 billion of working capital and other uses) in third-quarter 2022 and $4.1 billion (net of $1.0 billion of working capital and other uses) for the first nine months of 2022. Based on current sales volume and cost estimates, and assuming average fourth-quarter 2022 prices of $3.50 per pound for copper, $1,700 per ounce for gold and $18.00 per pound for molybdenum, operating cash flows are expected to approximate $4.7 billion (net of $1.4 billion of working capital and other uses) for the year 2022.
▪Capital expenditures totaled $0.8 billion (including $0.4 billion for major mining projects and $0.2 billion for the Indonesia smelter projects) in third-quarter 2022 and $2.4 billion (including $1.2 billion for major mining projects and $0.5 billion for the Indonesia smelter projects) for the first nine months of 2022. Capital expenditures for the year 2022 are expected to approximate $3.6 billion ($2.7 billion excluding the Indonesia smelter projects, including $1.8 billion for major mining projects).
▪FCX has purchased approximately $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes in open-market transactions during 2022 (through October 19, 2022) for a total cost of $1.0 billion (including $402 million aggregate principal amount in third-quarter 2022).
▪At September 30, 2022, consolidated debt totaled $10.7 billion and consolidated cash and cash equivalents totaled $8.6 billion, resulting in net debt of $2.1 billion ($1.3 billion excluding net debt for the Indonesia smelter projects). Refer to the supplemental schedule, "Net Debt," on page IX.
▪Approximately $3.2 billion remains available under FCX's $5.0 billion share repurchase program. During 2022, 35.1 million shares have been repurchased for $1.3 billion, with no shares repurchased since July 11, 2022. Future share repurchases will be funded with available cash flow pursuant to FCX's established financial policy.
The following information was filed by Freeport-McMoRan, Inc (FCX) on Thursday, October 20, 2022 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.