Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NEM - Free Report) reported net income from continuing operations of $2,226 million or $2.71 per share in third-quarter 2019, against net loss of $161 million or 31 cents in the year-ago quarter. The results were driven by gains from the formation of Nevada Gold Mines as well as higher realized gold prices and production.
Barring one-time items, adjusted earnings were 36 cents per share. However, the figure trailed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 40 cents.
Newmont Goldcorp delivered revenues of $2,713 million, up around 57.2% year over year. However, the figure missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3,016.9 million.
Newmont Goldcorp's attributable gold production rose around 28% year over year to 1.64 million ounces in the third quarter.
The company’s costs applicable to sales (CAS) for gold was $733 per ounce, up 6.1% year over year.
All-in sustaining costs (AISC) for gold rose nearly 10% year over year to $987 per ounce mainly due to higher gold CAS per ounce and higher sustaining capital spending.
Attributable gold production in North America was 325,000 ounces, up roughly 296% year over year. Gold CAS for the region was $945 per ounce, up around 15% year over year.
Attributable gold production in South America was 275,000 ounces, up 54% year over year. Gold CAS for the region rose around 5% to $669 per ounce.
Attributable gold in the region was 339,000 ounces, down around 12% year over year. Gold CAS in this region rose 11% year over year to $768 per ounce.
Production in the region totaled 267,000 ounces of gold in the quarter, up 26% year over year. Gold CAS was $563 per ounce, up 11% year over year.
The company ended the third quarter with $2.7 billion of consolidated cash. Net debt was around $4.8 billion, up from nearly $1.1 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Net cash from operating activities surged 86.1% year over year to $791 million in the quarter.
Newmont Goldcorp revised its outlook for 2019. The company now expects attributable gold production for 2019 to be 6.3 million ounces, down from 6.5 million ounces projected earlier.
For 2019, all-in sustaining costs for gold are projected to be $965 per ounce, down from previous expectation of $975. Costs applicable to sales expectation for gold are $715 per ounce compared with $735 expected earlier.
Newmont Goldcorp’s shares have gained 20.3% in the past year compared with 57.8% surge of the industry.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Newmont Goldcorp currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the basic materials space are Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC - Free Report) , Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV - Free Report) and Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM - Free Report) , each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Kinross has an expected earnings growth rate of 210% for 2019. The company’s shares have surged 77.1% in the past year.
Franco-Nevada has a projected earnings growth rate of 39.3% for 2019. The company’s shares have rallied 47.6% in a year.
Agnico Eagle has an estimated earnings growth rate of 168.6% for the current year. Its shares have moved up 65.7% in the past year.
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