Goldcorp Inc. (GG - Free Report) has closed the earlier announced acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of Exeter Resource Corporation, not already owned by the company, through a planned arrangement approved by the court.
Pursuant to this arrangement, Goldcorp acquired all issued and outstanding Exeter shares in exchange of 0.12 of a common share of Goldcorp for each Exeter common share, resulting in 100% ownership.
In regards to this arrangement, Goldcorp will issue a total of up to 1,896,145 Goldcorp shares to the former Exeter shareholders, who now own roughly 0.22% of the 865,034,962 Goldcorp shares issued and outstanding, on a non-diluted basis.
The Exeter Shares are now expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange by Aug 8 and also from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Borse Frankfurt) and the NYSE-MKT.
Goldcorp’s shares have lost 5.9% in last three months versus the 4.6% gain of its industry.
Goldcorp reported net earnings of $135 million or 16 cents per share for second-quarter 2017, against a net loss of $78 million or 9 cents per share a year ago. Barring one-time items, adjusted earnings for the quarter was 12 cents per share. The figure beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 10 cents.
Goldcorp generated revenues of $822 million in the quarter, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $863 million.
Gold sales went up around 5.3% year over year to 649,000 ounces in the quarter and production rose 3.6% to 635,000 ounces.
Goldcorp expects gold production of 2.5 million ounces (+/- 5%) for 2017. The company has revised its outlook for AISC in 2017 to reflect the progress it has made on initiative to realize sustainable annual efficiencies of $250 million by mid-2018. AISC for 2017 has been projected at $825 per ounce (+/- 5%), down from $850 per ounce expected earlier.
Goldcorp currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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Versum Materials has expected long-term earnings growth rate of 11%.
Kronos has expected long-term earnings growth rate of 5%.
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