EXHIBIT 99.1

 

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Royal Gold Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

 

DENVER, COLORADO.  MAY 1, 2019:  ROYAL GOLD, INC. (NASDAQ: RGLD) (together with its subsidiaries, “Royal Gold” or the “Company,” “we” or “our”) reports net income of

$28.8 million, or $0.44 per share, on revenue of $109.8 million in its fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2019 (“third quarter”). 

 

Third Quarter Key Metrics Compared to Prior Year Quarter:

 

·

Revenue of $109.8 million, a decrease of 5.3%

·

Operating cash flow of $77.4 million, a decrease of 25.9%1

·

Volume of 84,200 GEOs2, a decrease of 3.6%

·

Dividends paid of $17.4 million, an increase of 6.1%

·

Average price of $1,304 per gold ounce, a decrease of 1.9%

 

“We delivered another solid quarter with several positive developments in our portfolio,” commented Tony Jensen, President and CEO.  “Most notably, we were pleased that amendments were granted to the Mount Milligan environmental assessment certificate that should relieve water supply constraints on mill operations, which Centerra expects to return to full capacity starting mid-May.  We were also pleased to see that improvements at Rainy River continued, with mill availability increasing to 89% and gold recovery at 90% for the quarter.”

 

“In February, we announced an agreement to acquire a silver stream on the Khoemacau Copper Project in Botswana.  This is a high-quality and long-life development project that will fit nicely into our portfolio and add another component of growth to our portfolio over the next several years.  We expect to fund this acquisition from cash flow or the currently undrawn $1 billion revolving credit facility, which will leave us well positioned with a strong balance sheet as we evaluate more opportunities in what is currently an active business development environment.” 

 

 


1

Operating cash flow for the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2018 included a one-time cash refund of a $20.8 million tax receivable from the Servicio de Impuestos Internos, the Chilean tax authority.

2

Gold Equivalent Ounces (“GEOs”) are calculated as revenue divided by the average gold price for the same period.  GEOs, net of stream payments, were 69,600 in the third quarter, compared to 71,200 in the prior year third quarter.

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Recent Developments

 

Agreement to Acquire Silver Stream on Khoemacau Copper Project

 

On February 25, 2019, Royal Gold, through its wholly owned subsidiary RGLD Gold AG, announced the acquisition of a silver stream on the Khoemacau Copper Project (“Khoemacau”) in Botswana with Khoemacau Copper Mining (Pty.) Limited (“KCM”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cupric Canyon Capital LP (together with all its subsidiaries including KCM, “Cupric”), a private company owned by management and funds advised by Global Natural Resource Investments (“GNRI”). 

 

Khoemacau is an advanced stage copper-silver project.  Cupric has assembled an experienced board, executive team and project team to develop Khoemacau, and has obtained all permits and approvals required for construction to proceed.  Cupric envisions a 21 year mine life, averaging payable production of approximately 62,000 tonnes of copper and 1.9 million ounces of silver per year.  Silver represents approximately 7% of the mine’s anticipated revenues at current metal prices.

 

Royal Gold will make an advance payment of $212 million for 80% of the silver produced from Khoemacau until certain delivery thresholds are met (the “Silver Stream”), and at Cupric’s option, up to an additional $53 million for up to the remaining 20% of the silver produced (the “Option Stream”).  Royal Gold will pay 20% of the spot silver price for each ounce delivered.  Royal Gold will also make available up to $25 million of subordinated debt towards the end of project development to fund potential cost overruns, subject to various conditions (the “Overrun Facility”).  Cupric’s development plans indicate that Royal Gold could expect average annual silver deliveries of 1.5 million ounces at a stream rate of 80%, or 1.9 million ounces based on a stream rate of 100% if Cupric exercises the entire Option Stream.  Initial deliveries are expected to start in the first half of 2021. 

 

Before accounting for the Silver Stream and Option Stream, Cupric forecasts life of mine by-product C1 plus sustaining capital costs of approximately $1.71 per pound of copper on a by-product basis at a silver price of $16.00 per ounce, placing the operation at approximately the 50th percentile on the global copper cost curve.     

 

Mount Milligan

 

On February 27, 2019, Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra”) announced that it received an amendment to the Mount Milligan environmental assessment certificate that permits access to additional sources of surface water and groundwater.  According to Centerra, Mount Milligan will be permitted to use water at set rates from Philip Lake 1, Rainbow Creek and Meadows Creek until November 30, 2021, as well as water from groundwater sources within a six kilometer radius of the mine for the life of mine.  Mount Milligan reported that it has upgraded its water pumping infrastructure and commenced accessing water from the newly permitted sources at the beginning of April, 2019.  Mill throughput was limited to 32,000 tonnes per operating day in the first calendar quarter of 2019, and has increased slowly as water levels increased in the tailings facility.  Centerra

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expects mill throughput to be at full capacity of 55,000 tonnes per day starting mid-May as additional water is captured during the pending spring melt, and to remain at that level throughout the remainder of 2019. 

 

With respect to the long-term water supply plan, Centerra continues to work with relevant stakeholders to identify and evaluate water sources for the remainder of the mine life.  Centerra expects formal applications and government review to commence later this calendar year.  Centerra also expects that the long-term source, or sources, should be available after November 2021, for the entire mine life.

 

For the full calendar year, Centerra continues to expect Mount Milligan’s payable gold production to range from 155,000 to 175,000 ounces, and payable copper production to range from 65 to 75 million pounds.

 

Rainy River

 

Improved operating performance at the Rainy River mine, owned and operated by New Gold Inc. (“New Gold”), continued during the quarter.  Quarterly gold production was approximately 62,000 ounces, with full calendar year production guidance of 245,000 to 270,000 ounces.  Although ice buildup in the crushed ore stockpile caused mill throughput to track below the annual target of 22,000 to 24,000 tonnes per day, New Gold reported average mill throughput returned to target levels at the end of the quarter.  Mill availability has been improving and reached a record 89% for the quarter, with 95% achieved in March, despite planned downtime to complete repairs.  Gold recovery also improved, with an average 90% for the quarter.  New Gold expects recovery to continue to improve, and average 90 to 92% for the calendar year.

 

New Gold is undertaking an optimization study for Rainy River during calendar 2019 with the objective of increasing cash flow generation by focusing on medium and high grade ore.  Potential scenarios for underground development are also being evaluated.  This work is to be completed with an updated mine plan in the fourth quarter of this calendar year. 

 

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on May 1, 2019, New Gold announced that a buildup of excess water in the tailings facility from snowmelt caused a temporary suspension of milling operations at Rainy River on April 24.  Mining and crushing operations are continuing and ore is being stockpiled during the suspension.  New Gold is managing the excess water and expects full mill operations to resume within five days of the announcement of the suspension depending on precipitation levels over the same period.

 

Peñasquito

 

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 29, 2019, Newmont Goldcorp reported a temporary suspension of operations at Peñasquito due to a blockade by a trucking contractor and certain community leaders.  Newmont Goldcorp reported that it is pursuing legal avenues and is working with government authorities to resolve the situation, but did not indicate what effect this suspension is expected to have on calendar 2019 production. 

 

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Third Quarter 2019 Overview

 

Third quarter revenue was $109.8 million compared to $116.0 million in the prior year quarter, with stream revenue totaling $77.8 million and royalty revenue totaling $32.0 million.  The decrease in total revenue for the third quarter compared to the prior year quarter was due to lower average gold, silver and copper prices, as well as lower stream revenue primarily attributable to a decrease in gold and copper sales at Mount Milligan.  The lower stream sales at Mount Milligan were partially offset by higher gold and silver sales at Pueblo Viejo and higher gold sales at Andacollo due to timing of deliveries.

 

Third quarter cost of sales was approximately $19.1 million, compared to $21.3 million in the prior year quarter.  The decrease was primarily due to decreased gold and copper sales from Mount Milligan.  Cost of sales is specific to the Company’s stream agreements and is the result of the purchase of gold, silver and copper for a cash payment.

 

General and administrative expenses decreased to $6.8 million in the third quarter from $8.1 million during the prior year quarter.  The decrease during the current period was primarily due to lower legal costs resulting from settlement of the Voisey’s Bay royalty calculation dispute.

 

On July 1, 2018, the Company adopted new Accounting Standards Update guidance which impacts how changes in fair value of equity securities are recognized at each reporting period.  As a result, for the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company recognized a gain of $1.8 million on changes in fair value of equity securities related to the holdings in Contango ORE, Inc. and Rubicon Minerals Corporation.  The new guidance will increase earnings volatility at each reporting period.

 

The Company recognized a third quarter income tax expense of $9.4 million, compared to a benefit of $45.9 million during the prior year quarter, which resulted in an effective tax rate for the third quarter of 24.7% compared to 22.9% for the prior year quarter.  The increase in the effective tax rate was primarily related to lower discrete benefits recorded in the current quarter as compared to the prior year quarter, which included a tax benefit related to impairment charges.

 

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had current assets of $265.4 million compared to current liabilities of $49.3 million, resulting in working capital of $216.1 million.  This compares to current assets of $125.8 million and current liabilities of $51.4 million at June 30, 2018, resulting in working capital of $74.4 million.

 

During the third quarter, liquidity needs were met from $90.7 million in net revenue and available cash resources.  As of March 31, 2019, the Company had no amounts outstanding and the full
$1 billion available under its revolving credit facility.  Working capital, combined with the Company’s undrawn revolving credit facility, resulted in approximately $1.2 billion of total liquidity as of March 31, 2019.

 

In June 2012, the Company completed an offering of $370 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% convertible senior notes due 2019 (“2019 Notes”).  The 2019 Notes mature on June 15,

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2019, and the Company will settle the principal amount of each 2019 Note in cash and settle any excess conversion value in shares, plus cash in lieu of fractional shares. 

 

Third quarter cash flow from operations was $77.4 million, compared to $104.6 million in the prior year quarter.  The decrease over the prior year quarter was primarily due to lower proceeds received in the current quarter of $7.0 million from stream and royalty interests, net of production taxes and cost of sales, and the receipt of an income tax receivable from a foreign taxing authority of $20.8 million in the prior year quarter.

 

Property Highlights

 

A summary of third quarter and historical production reported by operators of the Company’s principal stream and royalty properties can be found on Tables 1 and 2.  Calendar year 2019 operator production estimates for these properties compared to actual production at those properties through March 31, 2019 can be found on Table 3.  Results of the streaming business for the third quarter, compared to the prior year quarter, can be found on Table 4.  Highlights at certain of the Company’s principal producing and development properties during the third quarter, compared to the prior year quarter, are detailed in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

CORPORATE PROFILE

 

Royal Gold is a precious metals stream and royalty company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metal streams, royalties and similar production-based interests.  As of March 31, 2019, the Company owns interests on 191 properties on five continents, including interests on 43 producing mines and 17 development stage projects.  Royal Gold is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “RGLD.”  The Company’s website is located at www.royalgold.com.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Alistair Baker

Director, Business Development

(720) 554-6995

 

Note:  Management’s conference call reviewing the third quarter results will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at noon Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Mountain Time).  The call will be webcast and archived on the Company’s website for a limited time.

 

Third Quarter Earnings Call Information:

 

 

 

 

Dial-In Numbers:

    

855-209-8260 (U.S.); toll free

 

 

855-669-9657 (Canada); toll free

 

 

412-542-4106 (International)

Conference Title:

 

Royal Gold

Webcast URL:

 

www.royalgold.com under Investors, Events & Presentations

 

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Cautionary “Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  With the exception of historical matters, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projections or estimates contained herein.  Such forward-looking statements include statements about solid quarterly results and positive portfolio developments; the Khoemacau Copper Project, including the new silver stream fitting into the Company’s portfolio and adding growth, funding for advance payments, being well-positioned to evaluate opportunities in an active business development environment, mine life, average annual payable copper and silver production, silver contribution to mine revenue, expected initial and annual silver deliveries and life of mine cash and capital costs; Mount Milligan, including permit amendments allowing near- and long-term access to additional surface and groundwater, expectations for mill operations returning to full capacity and average mill throughput through 2019, work to secure water sources for the life of the mine and expected gold and copper production through 2019; Rainy River, including continued operating improvements, expectations for improved recoveries at expected rates, and results of studies to increase cash flow generation, evaluations of underground development, completing an updated mine plan and expectations to resume full mill operations after suspension; effect of production suspension at Peñasquito; the Peak Gold Project, including efforts to identify options with respect to the Company’s interests; potential future earnings volatility caused by accounting guidance on recognition of changes in equity securities fair value; changes in taxes and tax rates; expectations to settle the Company’s 2019 Notes primarily in cash from the revolving credit facility; and operators’ estimated and actual production for calendar year 2019 and future years, and their estimates of reserves and mineralized material.  Net gold and metal reserves attributable to Royal Gold’s stream, royalty and other interests are subject to certain assumptions and, like reserves, do not reflect actual ounces that will be produced.  Like any stream, royalty or similar interest on a non-producing or not-yet-in-development project, our interests on development projects are subject to certain risks, such as the ability of the operators to bring the projects into production and operate in accordance with their feasibility studies or other technical studies and mine plans, and the ability of Royal Gold to make accurate assumptions regarding valuation and timing and amount of payments.  In addition, many of our interests are subject to risks associated with conducting business in a foreign country, including application of foreign laws to contract and other disputes, foreign environmental laws and enforcement and uncertain political and economic environments.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from projections include, among others:  precious metals, copper and nickel prices; performance of and production at the Company's stream and royalty properties; the ability of operators to finance project construction to completion and bring projects into production as expected, including development stage mining properties, mine and mill expansion projects and other development and construction projects; operators’ delays in securing or inability to secure or maintain necessary governmental permits; decisions and activities of the operators of the Company's stream and royalty properties; unanticipated grade, environmental, geological, seismic, metallurgical, processing, liquidity or other problems the operators of the Company’s stream and royalty properties may encounter; operators’ inability to access sufficient raw materials, water or power; changes in operators’ project parameters as plans continue to be refined; changes in estimates of reserves and mineralization by the operators of the Company’s stream and royalty properties; contests to the Company’s stream and royalty interests and title and other defects in the properties where the Company holds stream and royalty interests; errors or disputes in calculating stream deliveries and royalty payments, or deliveries or payments not made in accordance with

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stream and royalty agreements; economic and market conditions; changes in laws governing the Company and its stream and royalty interests or the operators of the properties subject to such interests, and other subsequent events; as well as other factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Most of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to predict or control.  The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.  Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

Statement Regarding Third-Party Information:   Certain information provided in this press release, including production estimates for calendar 2019, has been provided to us by the operators of the relevant properties or is publicly available information filed by these operators with applicable securities regulatory bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Royal Gold has not verified, and is not in a position to verify, and expressly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or fairness of any such third-party information and refers the reader to the public reports filed by the operators for information regarding those properties.

 

Information in this press release concerning the Khoemacau Copper Project mine life, average annual payable copper and silver production, silver contribution to mine revenue, cost information and initial deliveries of silver under the streaming agreement was provided to the Company by Cupric Canyon Capital L.P., the privately-held owner and developer of Khoemacau.  Such information may not have been prepared in accordance with applicable laws, stock exchange rules or international standards governing preparation and public disclosure of technical data and information relating to mineral properties.  Royal Gold has not verified, and is not in a position to verify, and expressly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or fairness of this third-party information, and investors are cautioned not to rely upon this information.

 

 

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TABLE 1

Third Quarter Fiscal 2019

Revenue and Operators’ Reported Production for Principal Stream and Royalty Interests

(In thousands, except reported production in oz. and lbs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

 

 

 

Reported

Stream/Royalty

    

Metal(s)

    

Revenue

    

Production(1)

    

Revenue

    

Production(1)

Stream:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Milligan

 

 

 

$

26,938

 

 

 

 

$

47,807

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

15,200

oz.

 

 

 

 

25,800

oz.

 

 

Copper

 

 

 

 

2.6

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

4.3

Mlbs.

Pueblo Viejo

 

 

 

$

20,787

 

 

 

 

$

15,734

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

10,400

oz.

 

 

 

 

8,500

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

469,000

oz.

 

 

 

 

260,800

oz.

Andacollo

 

Gold

 

$

15,638

 

12,000

oz.

 

$

7,186

 

5,400

oz.

Wassa and Prestea

 

Gold

 

$

7,328

 

5,600

oz.

 

$

8,350

 

6,300

oz.

Other(2)

 

 

 

$

7,074

 

 

 

 

$

3,902

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

5,000

oz.

 

 

 

 

2,800

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

40,800

oz.

 

 

 

 

11,100

oz.

Total stream revenue

 

 

 

$

77,765

 

 

 

 

$

82,979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royalty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peñasquito

 

 

 

$

4,465

 

 

 

 

$

6,452

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

37,300

oz.

 

 

 

 

91,200

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

4.9

Moz.

 

 

 

 

5.0

Moz.

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

34.5

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

26.0

Mlbs.

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

72.8

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

88.0

Mlbs.

Cortez

 

Gold

 

$

4,127

 

32,700

oz.

 

$

1,901

 

18,900

oz.

Other(2)

 

Various

 

$

23,421

 

N/A

 

 

$

24,651

 

N/A

 

Total royalty revenue

 

 

 

$

32,013

 

 

 

 

$

33,004

 

 

 

Total Revenue

 

 

 

$

109,778

 

 

 

 

$

115,983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

 

 

 

 

Reported

Stream/Royalty

    

Metal(s)

    

Revenue

    

Production(1)

    

Revenue

    

Production(1)

Stream:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Milligan

 

 

 

$

63,954

 

 

 

 

$

101,390

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

38,500

oz.

 

 

 

 

57,100

oz.

 

 

Copper

 

 

 

 

5.8

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

8.7

Mlbs.

Pueblo Viejo

 

 

 

$

58,504

 

 

 

 

$

67,492

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

28,500

oz.

 

 

 

 

35,900

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

1.5

Moz.

 

 

 

 

1.3

Moz.

Andacollo

 

Gold

 

$

51,016

 

40,900

oz.

 

$

41,124

 

32,100

oz.

Wassa and Prestea

 

Gold

 

$

24,939

 

20,000

oz.

 

$

26,049

 

20,200

oz.

Other(2)

 

 

 

$

17,067

 

 

 

 

$

4,973

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

12,300

oz.

 

 

 

 

3,600

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

108,300

oz.

 

 

 

 

11,100

oz.

Total stream revenue

 

 

 

$

215,480

 

 

 

 

$

241,028

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royalty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peñasquito

 

 

 

$

12,763

 

 

 

 

$

20,439

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

 

141,000

oz.

 

 

 

 

296,200

oz.

 

 

Silver

 

 

 

 

14.1

Moz.

 

 

 

 

15.9

Moz.

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

100.4

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

95.5

Mlbs.

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

220.1

Mlbs.

 

 

 

 

274.8

Mlbs.

Cortez

 

Gold

 

$

7,066

 

59,700

oz.

 

$

7,823

 

73,800

oz.

Other(2)

 

Various

 

$

72,053

 

N/A

 

 

$

73,517

 

N/A

 

Total royalty revenue

 

 

 

$

91,882

 

 

 

 

$

101,779

 

 

 

Total revenue

 

$

307,362

 

 

 

 

$

342,807

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TABLE 2

Operators’ Historical Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported Production For The Quarter Ended1

Property

Operator

Stream/Royalty

Metal(s)

Mar. 31, 2019

Dec. 31, 2018

Sep. 30, 2018

Jun. 30, 2018

Mar. 31, 2018

Stream:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Milligan

Centerra

35% of payable gold

Gold

15,200

oz.

17,700

oz.

5,500

oz.

20,700

oz.

25,800

oz.

 

 

18.75% of payable copper

Copper

2.6

Mlbs.

2.4

Mlbs.

.8

Mlbs.

1.6

Mlbs.

4.3

Mlbs.

Pueblo Viejo

Barrick (60%)

7.5% of gold produced up to 990,000 ounces; 3.75% thereafter

Gold

10,400

oz.

8,900

oz.

9,200

oz.

13,200

oz.

8,500

oz.

 

 

75% of payable silver up to 50 million ounces; 37.5% thereafter

Silver

469,000

oz.

509,500

oz.

540,200

oz.

616,300

oz.

260,800

oz.

Andacollo

Teck

100% of gold produced

Gold

12,000

oz.

6,200

oz.

22,700

oz.

12,400

oz.

5,400

oz.

Wassa and Prestea

Golden Star

10.5% of gold produced up to 240,000 ounces; 5.5% thereafter

Gold

5,600

oz.

7,800

oz.

6,500

oz.

2,800

oz.

6,300

oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royalty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peñasquito

Newmont Goldcorp

2.0% NSR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

37,300

oz.

53,400

oz.

50,300

oz.

79,600

oz.

91,200

oz.

 

 

 

Silver

4.9

Moz.

5.0

Moz.

4.2

Moz.

5.0

Moz.

5.0

Moz.

 

 

 

Lead

34.5

Mlbs.

36.1

Mlbs.

29.9

Mlbs.

26.6

Mlbs.

26.0

Mlbs.

 

 

 

Zinc

72.8

Mlbs.

83.1

Mlbs.

64.2

Mlbs.

73.7

Mlbs.

88.0

Mlbs.

Cortez

Barrick

GSR1, GSR2, GSR3, NVR1

Gold

32,700

oz.

19,900

oz.

7,000

oz.

3,900

oz.

18,900

oz.


FOOTNOTES

Tables 1 and 2

 

1

Reported production for stream interests relates to the Company’s actual metal sales, and for royalty interests relates to the amount of metal sales that are subject to the Company’s royalty interests for the stated period as reported to the Company by operators of the mines.

2

Individually, no stream or royalty included within the “Other” category contributed greater than 5% of the Company’s total revenue for either period, except Rainy River for the nine months ended March 31, 2019.  The “Other” category for streams is the Rainy River gold and silver stream. 

 

 

 

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TABLE 3

Calendar 2019 Operator’s Production Estimate vs Actual Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar 2019 Operator’s Production

 

Calendar 2019 Operator’s Production

 

 

Estimate(1)

 

Actual(2,3)

 

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Base Metals

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Base Metals

Stream/Royalty

    

(oz.)

  

(oz.)

  

(lbs.)

  

(oz.)

  

(oz.)

  

(lbs.)

Stream:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andacollo(4)

  

62,000

  

 

  

 

  

13,200

  

 

  

 

Mount Milligan(5)

 

155,000 - 175,000

 

 

 

 

 

33,300

 

 

 

 

Copper

 

 

 

 

 

65 - 75 million

 

 

 

 

 

11.4 million

Pueblo Viejo(6)

 

550,000 - 600,000

 

N/A

 

 

 

148,000

 

N/A

 

 

Wassa and Prestea(7)

 

220,000 - 240,000

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Royalty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cortez GSR1

 

102,000

 

 

 

 

 

28,500

 

 

 

 

Cortez GSR2

 

98,000

 

 

 

 

 

4,100

 

 

 

 

Cortez GSR3

 

199,000

 

 

 

 

 

32,600

 

 

 

 

Cortez NVR1

 

168,200

 

 

 

 

 

30,700

 

 

 

 

Peñasquito(8)

 

370,000 - 400,000

 

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

 

Lead

 

  

 

  

 

240 - 290 million

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

Zinc

 

  

 

  

 

390 - 450 million

 

 

 

 

 

N/A


1

Production estimates received from the operators are for calendar 2019.  There can be no assurance that production estimates received from the operators will be achieved.  Please refer to the cautionary language regarding forward-looking statements and the statement regarding third party information contained in this press release, as well as the Risk Factors identified in Part I, Item 1A, of the Company’s Fiscal 2019 Form 10-K for information regarding factors that could affect actual results.

2

Actual production figures shown are from the operators and cover the period January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, except for Wassa and Prestea, and Peñasquito, which are not available at the date of this press release. 

3

Actual production figures for Cortez are based on information provided to the Company by Barrick, and actual production figures for Andacollo, Mount Milligan and Pueblo Viejo are the publicly reported figures of the operators of those properties.

4

The estimated and actual production figures shown for Andacollo are contained gold in concentrate.

5

The estimated and actual production figures shown for Mount Milligan are payable gold and copper in concentrate.

6

The estimated and actual production figures shown for Pueblo Viejo are payable gold in doré and represent Barrick’s 60% interest gold produced from Pueblo Viejo.  The operator did not provide estimated silver production.

7

The estimated gold production figures shown for Wassa and Prestea are payable gold in doré.

8

The estimated gold production figures shown for Peñasquito are payable gold in concentrate and doré.  The estimated lead and zinc production figures shown are payable lead and zinc from concentrate.  The operator did not provide estimated silver production.

 

 

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TABLE 4

Stream Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Gold Stream

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

Mount Milligan

 

23,100

 

15,200

 

27,400

 

25,800

 

7,900

 

300

Pueblo Viejo

 

12,400

 

10,400

 

13,200

 

8,500

 

12,400

 

9,200

Andacollo

 

9,900

 

12,000

 

10,000

 

5,400

 

2,400

 

7,400

Wassa and Prestea

 

5,800

 

5,600

 

6,800

 

6,300

 

900

 

3,900

Rainy River

 

4,400

 

5,000

 

2,900

 

2,800

 

1,000

 

800

Total

 

55,600

 

48,200

 

60,300

 

48,800

 

24,600

 

21,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Silver Stream

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

Pueblo Viejo

 

553,000

 

469,000

 

616,300

 

260,800

 

553,000

 

540,200

Rainy River

 

35,700

 

40,800

 

41,800

 

11,100

 

36,600

 

32,300

Total

 

588,700

 

509,800

 

658,100

 

271,900

 

589,600

 

572,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Copper Stream

    

Purchases (Mlbs.)

    

Sales (Mlbs.)

    

Purchases (Mlbs.)

    

Sales (Mlbs.)

    

Inventory (Mlbs.)

    

Inventory (Mlbs.)

Mount Milligan

 

2.5

 

2.6

 

3.4

 

4.3

 

0.8

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Gold Stream

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

Mount Milligan

 

46,100

 

38,500

 

63,800

 

57,100

 

7,900

 

300

Andacollo

 

35,900

 

41,000

 

36,500

 

32,100

 

2,400

 

7,400

Pueblo Viejo

 

31,700

 

28,500

 

36,300

 

35,900

 

12,400

 

9,200

Wassa and Prestea

 

17,000

 

20,000

 

20,200

 

20,200

 

900

 

3,900

Rainy River

 

12,500

 

12,300

 

3,900

 

3,600

 

1,000

 

800

Total

 

143,200

 

140,300

 

160,700

 

148,900

 

24,600

 

21,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Silver Stream

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Purchases (oz.)

    

Sales (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

    

Inventory (oz.)

Pueblo Viejo

 

1,531,400

 

1,518,700

 

1,346,500

 

1,267,000

 

553,000

 

540,200

Rainy River

 

112,600

 

108,300

 

53,700

 

11,100

 

36,600

 

32,300

Total

 

1,644,000

 

1,627,000

 

1,400,200

 

1,278,100

 

589,600

 

572,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

March 31, 2018

 

March 31, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Copper Stream

    

Purchases (Mlbs.)

    

Sales (Mlbs.)

    

Purchases (Mlbs.)

    

Sales (Mlbs.)

    

Inventory (Mlbs.)

    

Inventory (Mlbs.)

Mount Milligan

 

6.6

 

5.8

 

8.7

 

8.7

 

0.8

 

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited, in thousands except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2019

    

June 30, 2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$

215,996

 

$

88,750

Royalty receivables

 

 

27,554

 

 

26,356

Income tax receivable

 

 

8,790

 

 

40

Stream inventory

 

 

12,413

 

 

9,311

Prepaid expenses and other

 

 

602

 

 

1,350

Total current assets

 

 

265,355

 

 

125,807

Stream and royalty interests, net

 

 

2,381,592

 

 

2,501,117

Other assets

 

 

52,438

 

 

55,092

Total assets

 

$

2,699,385

 

$

2,682,016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

5,005

 

$

9,090

Dividends payable

 

 

17,361

 

 

16,375

Income tax payable

 

 

16,251

 

 

18,253

Withholding taxes payable

 

 

2,861

 

 

3,254

Other current liabilities

 

 

7,786

 

 

4,411

Total current liabilities

 

 

49,264

 

 

51,383

Debt

 

 

362,915

 

 

351,027

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

90,321

 

 

91,147

Uncertain tax positions

 

 

36,524

 

 

33,394

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

13,796

Total liabilities

 

 

539,024

 

 

540,747

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; and 0 shares issued

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; and 65,400,304 and 65,360,041 shares outstanding, respectively

 

 

654

 

 

654

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

2,199,349

 

 

2,192,612

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

(1,201)

Accumulated losses

 

 

(74,563)

 

 

(89,898)

Total Royal Gold stockholders’ equity

 

 

2,125,440

 

 

2,102,167

Non-controlling interests

 

 

34,921

 

 

39,102

Total equity

 

 

2,160,361

 

 

2,141,269

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

2,699,385

 

$

2,682,016

 

 

 

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Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited, in thousands except for per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For The Three Months Ended

 

For The Nine Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 

 

March 31, 

 

March 31, 

 

March 31, 

 

    

2019

    

2018

    

2019

    

2018

Revenue

 

$

109,778

 

$

115,983

 

$

307,362

 

$

342,807

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

19,075

 

 

21,345

 

 

53,764

 

 

61,627

General and administrative

 

 

6,798

 

 

8,100

 

 

24,147

 

 

24,555

Production taxes

 

 

1,006

 

 

423

 

 

3,206

 

 

1,568

Exploration costs

 

 

330

 

 

536

 

 

5,534

 

 

5,098

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

39,368

 

 

39,679

 

 

120,726

 

 

121,380

Impairment of royalty interests

 

 

 —

 

 

239,364

 

 

 —

 

 

239,364

Total costs and expenses

 

 

66,577

 

 

309,447

 

 

207,377

 

 

453,592

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

43,201