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Coeur Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

Stronger quarter-over-quarter revenue and cost performance

Rochester expansion now complete; significant production increase now underway

Coeur Mining, Inc. (“Coeur” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CDE) today reported third quarter 2023 financial results, including revenue of $195 million and cash flow from operating activities of $(2) million. The Company reported GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $21 million, or $0.06 per share. On an adjusted basis1, Coeur reported EBITDA of $31 million, cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital of $14 million and net loss from continuing operations of $19 million, or $0.05 per share.

 

Key Highlights

  • Increased revenue and adjusted EBITDA driven by stronger gold production and lower costs – Revenue increased 10% and adjusted EBITDA increased 38% quarter-over-quarter, due to a 15% quarter-over-quarter increase in gold production and a 13% quarter-over-quarter decline in adjusted costs applicable to sales per gold ounce
  • Rochester expansion project now complete – First production from the new leach pad and process plant was achieved in mid-September. The legacy crushing circuit is now being decommissioned in preparation of mining expected to begin in that location in 2024
  • Material step-up in Rochester production now occurring – During the month of October, Rochester recovered 537,000 ounces of silver and 8,050 ounces of gold, which is more than double the year-to-date monthly average silver production and more than triple the year-to-date monthly average gold production
  • Gold production and cost guidance updated; silver guidance remains unchanged – A stronger anticipated fourth quarter at Wharf is expected to offset adjusted gold production guidance at Kensington. The low end of total 2024 production guidance remains unchanged and the overall range has narrowed to 304,000 - 342,500 ounces. Additionally, Kensington cost guidance has been revised to reflect the impact of revised production expectations. Silver full-year production guidance of 10 - 12 million ounces remains unchanged
  • Balance sheet and hedging initiatives supporting remaining capital requirements – With elevated capital investment levels related to the recently completed Rochester expansion expected through year-end, Coeur ended the quarter with total liquidity2 of approximately $280 million. Realized and unrealized gains from the Company’s 2023 gold and silver hedges total nearly $20 million at quarter-end, providing meaningful downside protection through this period of capital intensity

“Our overall gold production increased 15% quarter-over-quarter while costs applicable to sales per ounce of gold declined by 13%, which led to a 38% increase in adjusted EBITDA,” said Mitchell J. Krebs, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This production growth was driven by an 87% increase at our Kensington gold operation in Alaska and a 16% increase in gold production at our Palmarejo gold-silver mine in northern Mexico. Despite slightly lower gold production from our Wharf mine and the ongoing transition to the newly expanded Rochester infrastructure, the third quarter represented a marked improvement over the prior quarter and sets up the Company to deliver a strong fourth quarter and to achieve our full-year guidance.

“With the Rochester expansion complete, we are now seeing materially higher production levels, a trend that is expected to continue throughout the current quarter and into next year to help drive strong Company-wide production growth, lower costs, and a transition to positive free cash flow during 2024. Commissioning and ramp-up activities will continue over the remainder of the year and into the first half of 2024, which is expected to result in one of the world’s largest operations of its kind and become the country’s largest source of domestically produced and refined silver.”

Financial and Operating Highlights (Unaudited)

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

 

3Q 2023

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Gold Sales

$

139.5

 

$

121.4

 

$

127.1

 

$

157.6

 

$

139.2

 

Silver Sales

$

55.1

 

$

55.9

 

$

60.2

 

$

52.5

 

$

43.8

 

Consolidated Revenue

$

194.6

 

$

177.2

 

$

187.3

 

$

210.1

 

$

183.0

 

Costs Applicable to Sales3

$

147.9

 

$

139.6

 

$

153.1

 

$

159.3

 

$

163.2

 

General and Administrative Expenses

$

9.5

 

$

9.8

 

$

12.1

 

$

10.2

 

$

9.7

 

Net Income (Loss)

$

(21.1

)

$

(32.4

)

$

(24.6

)

$

49.0

 

$

(57.4

)

Net Income (Loss) Per Share

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.08

)

$

0.17

 

$

(0.21

)

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)1

$

(18.6

)

$

(20.2

)

$

(33.1

)

$

(17.5

)

$

(44.7

)

Adjusted Net Income (Loss)1 Per Share

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.11

)

$

(0.06

)

$

(0.16

)

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

 

356.7

 

 

333.1

 

 

301.0

 

 

284.5

 

 

278.1

 

EBITDA1

$

15.3

 

$

4.0

 

$

16.2

 

$

84.9

 

$

(20.5

)

Adjusted EBITDA1

$

30.6

 

$

22.2

 

$

25.1

 

$

35.9

 

$

18.3

 

Cash Flow from Operating Activities

$

(2.4

)

$

39.4

 

$

(35.0

)

$

28.5

 

$

(19.1

)

Capital Expenditures

$

112.3

 

$

85.6

 

$

74.0

 

$

113.1

 

$

96.6

 

Free Cash Flow1

$

(114.7

)

$

(46.2

)

$

(109.0

)

$

(84.5

)

$

(115.7

)

Cash, Equivalents & Short-Term Investments

$

53.2

 

$

56.8

 

$

67.0

 

$

61.5

 

$

75.4

 

Total Debt4

$

512.2

 

$

469.4

 

$

494.1

 

$

515.9

 

$

635.7

 

Average Realized Price Per Ounce – Gold

$

1,788

 

$

1,809

 

$

1,794

 

$

1,787

 

$

1,702

 

Average Realized Price Per Ounce – Silver

$

24.88

 

$

23.91

 

$

23.25

 

$

21.14

 

$

19.09

 

Gold Ounces Produced

 

78,617

 

 

68,406

 

 

69,039

 

 

87,727

 

 

83,438

 

Silver Ounces Produced

 

2.3

 

 

2.4

 

 

2.5

 

 

2.4

 

 

2.4

 

Gold Ounces Sold

 

78,015

 

 

67,090

 

 

70,866

 

 

88,189

 

 

81,782

 

Silver Ounces Sold

 

2.2

 

 

2.3

 

 

2.6

 

 

2.5

 

 

2.3

 

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$

1,273

 

$

1,464

 

$

1,381

 

$

1,270

 

$

1,318

 

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$

17.85

 

$

16.77

 

$

15.83

 

$

15.57

 

$

14.52

 

Financial Results

Third quarter 2023 revenue totaled $195 million compared to $177 million in the prior period and $183 million in the third quarter of 2022. The Company produced 78,617 and 2.3 million ounces of gold and silver, respectively, during the quarter. Metal sales for the quarter totaled 78,015 ounces of gold and 2.2 million ounces of silver. Average realized gold and silver prices for the quarter were $1,788 and $24.88 per ounce, respectively, compared to $1,809 and $23.91 per ounce in the prior period and $1,702 and $19.09 per ounce in the third quarter of 2022.

Gold and silver sales represented 72% and 28% of quarterly revenue, respectively, compared to 68% and 32% in the prior period. The Company’s U.S. operations accounted for approximately 60% of third quarter revenue compared to 59% in the second quarter of 2023.

Costs applicable to sales3 increased 6% quarter-over-quarter to $148 million, largely due to an $8 million LCM adjustment at Rochester. General and administrative expenses continued to trend lower at less than $10 million in the quarter.

Coeur invested approximately $16 million ($12 million expensed and $3 million capitalized) in exploration during the quarter, compared to roughly $5 million ($3 million expensed and $2 million capitalized) in the prior period. See the “Operations” and “Exploration” sections for additional detail on the Company’s exploration activities.

The Company recorded income tax expense of approximately $6.1 million during the third quarter. Cash income and mining taxes paid during the period totaled approximately $6.6 million. As of December 31, 2022, Companywide U.S. net operating loss carryforwards totaled approximately $535 million.

Quarterly operating cash flow totaled $(2) million compared to $39 million in the prior period, mainly driven by unfavorable changes in working capital, timing of prepayments and the semi-annual interest payments on the Company’s 2029 5.125% Senior Notes.

Capital expenditures increased 31% quarter-over-quarter to $112 million, which was due to the timing of payments relating to the Rochester expansion. Rochester expansion-related expenditures totaled $76 million during the third quarter compared to $55 million in the second quarter. Sustaining and development capital expenditures accounted for approximately $34 million and $78 million, or 31% and 69%, respectively, of Coeur’s total capital investment during the quarter.

Rochester Expansion Project Update

Construction of the new three-stage crushing circuit is now complete and first production from the new leach pad and process plant began in mid-September. Commissioning of the process plant is complete and commissioning of the new crusher corridor is underway, with ramp-up expected throughout the remainder of 2023 and into the first half of 2024.

Once operating at full capacity, throughput levels are expected to average 32 million tons per year, which is approximately 2.5 times higher than historical levels, making Rochester one of the largest open pit heap leach operations in the world. The total estimated capital for the project remains at $710 - $730 million.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity Update

Coeur ended the quarter with total liquidity of approximately $280 million, including $53 million of cash, $220 million of available capacity under its $390 million revolving credit facility (“RCF”)2, and $7 million of marketable securities.

During the third quarter, Coeur satisfied $11 million of the $25 million associated with the prepayment agreement at Kensington as well as the full $10 million prepayment agreements at both Rochester and Wharf, respectively. Additionally, the Company exercised options under amended agreements for a $13 million prepayment for deliveries of gold concentrate from Wharf as well as an $18 million prepayment for deliveries of gold and silver doré from Rochester.

Hedging Update

The Company did not execute any additional hedges during the third quarter. Coeur’s hedging strategy continues to focus on mitigating price risk during this period of capital intensity. An overview of the hedges in place is outlined below.

 

4Q 2023

Gold Ounces Hedged

55,749

Avg. Forward Price ($/oz)

$1,977

Silver Ounces Hedged

1,245,000

Avg. Forward Price ($/oz)

$25.47

Rochester LCM Adjustment

Coeur reports the carrying value of metal and leach pad inventory at the lower of cost or net realizable value, with cost being determined using a weighted average cost method. Decreases in the market price of gold and silver can affect the value of metal inventory, stockpiles and leach pads, and it may be necessary to record a write-down to the net realizable value, as well as impact carrying value of long-lived assets. At the end of the third quarter, the cost of ore on leach pads at Rochester exceeded its net realizable value which resulted in a lower of cost or market (“LCM”) adjustment of $9 million (approximately $8 million in costs applicable to sales2 and $1 million of amortization).

Operations

Third quarter 2023 highlights for each of the Company’s operations are provided below.

Palmarejo, Mexico

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Tons milled

 

501,722

 

 

472,622

 

 

533,606

 

 

554,247

 

 

538,750

 

Average gold grade (oz/t)

 

0.055

 

 

0.056

 

 

0.052

 

 

0.051

 

 

0.049

 

Average silver grade (oz/t)

 

3.67

 

 

4.10

 

 

4.02

 

 

3.16

 

 

3.53

 

Average recovery rate – Au

 

97.6

%

 

87.4

%

 

90.1

%

 

92.4

%

 

93.3

%

Average recovery rate – Ag

 

86.9

%

 

83.5

%

 

81.7

%

 

85.0

%

 

84.9

%

Gold ounces produced

 

26,870

 

 

23,216

 

 

25,118

 

 

25,935

 

 

24,807

 

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

 

1,601

 

 

1,617

 

 

1,752

 

 

1,489

 

 

1,612

 

Gold ounces sold

 

26,018

 

 

22,207

 

 

25,970

 

 

25,252

 

 

24,378

 

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

 

1,534

 

 

1,561

 

 

1,795

 

 

1,490

 

 

1,554

 

Average realized price per gold ounce

$

1,499

 

$

1,589

 

$

1,564

 

$

1,509

 

$

1,447

 

Average realized price per silver ounce

$

24.96

 

$

23.98

 

$

23.23

 

$

21.10

 

$

19.01

 

Metal sales

$

77.3

 

$

72.7

 

$

82.3

 

$

69.5

 

$

64.8

 

Costs applicable to sales3

$

48.1

 

$

46.6

 

$

49.3

 

$

47.1

 

$

43.2

 

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$

917

 

$

1,023

 

$

926

 

$

1,027

 

$

948

 

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$

15.56

 

$

15.16

 

$

13.94

 

$

14.23

 

$

12.67

 

Exploration expense

$

2.2

 

$

1.6

 

$

1.3

 

$

1.5

 

$

1.8

 

Cash flow from operating activities

$

22.6

 

$

18.6

 

$

11.5

 

$

18.9

 

$

12.9

 

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$

8.4

 

$

10.7

 

$

8.6

 

$

8.1

 

$

10.8

 

Development capital expenditures

$

2.4

 

$

1.2

 

$

1.6

 

$

 

$

 

Total capital expenditures

$

10.8

 

$

11.9

 

$

10.2

 

$

8.1

 

$

10.8

 

Free cash flow1

$

11.8

 

$

6.7

 

$

1.3

 

$

10.8

 

$

2.1

 

Operational

  • Gold and silver production totaled 26,870 and 1.6 million ounces, respectively, compared to 23,216 and 1.6 million ounces in the prior period and 24,807 and 1.6 million ounces in the third quarter of 2022
  • Production benefited from higher average gold and silver recoveries as well as increased mill throughput, offset by lower average grades
  • During the third quarter, the Company completed its high compression thickener and open pit backfill project at Palmarejo under budget and ahead of schedule. The project increases tailings and waste rock storage capacity to accommodate future growth while decreasing process water requirements by nearly 20%

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 for gold and silver on a co-product basis decreased 10% and increased 3% quarter-over-quarter to $917 and $15.56 per ounce, respectively, driven by higher gold sales, lower silver sales and a stronger Mexican Peso
  • Capital expenditures decreased 9% quarter-over-quarter to $11 million, reflecting completion of the open pit tailings backfill project
  • Free cash flow1 totaled $12 million compared to $7 million in the prior period

Exploration

  • Exploration investment increased by 38% over the prior period to approximately $2 million (substantially all expensed)
  • The focus of exploration has transitioned from primarily mapping and sampling to more intensive drilling from four rigs during the quarter compared to one rig in the previous quarter. Two rigs in the Hidalgo - Morelos area located at the northwest extension of Independencia targeted the extension of the Libertad vein and the San Juan vein along strike and down dip. An additional drill rig in the Zapata - Guadalupe area focused on finding the intersection of structures where there is potential for a higher-grade shoot. The fourth rig focused on the Las Animas target, aimed at extending the resource along strike and down dip
  • Mapping and sampling is also continuing to the east of the current operation and outside of the area of interest relating to the Franco-Nevada gold stream. The goal of the mapping and sampling program is to build a pipeline of targets for drilling in the coming years
  • Coeur expects a total of five drill rigs to be active at Palmarejo in the fourth quarter, focused on expansion drilling at the Hidalgo, Las Animas and Zapata - Guadalupe zones

Other

  • Approximately 41% of Palmarejo’s gold sales were sold under its gold stream agreement at a price of $800 per ounce. The Company anticipates approximately 30% - 40% of Palmarejo’s gold sales for 2023 will be sold under the gold stream agreement

Guidance

  • Full-year 2023 production is expected to be 100,000 - 112,500 ounces of gold and 6.5 - 7.5 million ounces of silver
  • CAS1 in 2023 are expected to be $900 - $1,050 per gold ounce and $14.25 - $15.25 per silver ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be $35 - $47 million, consisting primarily of underground development as well as development of the high compression thickener and other elements of the open pit backfill project

Rochester, Nevada

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Ore tons placed

 

3,487,173

 

 

2,690,840

 

 

2,456,586

 

 

2,754,118

 

 

3,551,353

 

Average silver grade (oz/t)

 

0.50

 

 

0.42

 

 

0.45

 

 

0.68

 

 

0.37

 

Average gold grade (oz/t)

 

0.003

 

 

0.003

 

 

0.003

 

 

0.003

 

 

0.004

 

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

 

608

 

 

683

 

 

761

 

 

973

 

 

745

 

Gold ounces produced

 

4,459

 

 

6,314

 

 

8,155

 

 

11,589

 

 

8,761

 

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

 

606

 

 

695

 

 

770

 

 

975

 

 

733

 

Gold ounces sold

 

4,432

 

 

6,493

 

 

8,349

 

 

11,646

 

 

8,725

 

Average realized price per silver ounce

$

24.63

 

$

23.70

 

$

23.19

 

$

21.10

 

$

19.10

 

Average realized price per gold ounce

$

1,967

 

$

1,946

 

$

1,922

 

$

1,893

 

$

1,852

 

Metal sales

$

23.6

 

$

29.1

 

$

33.9

 

$

42.6

 

$

30.2

 

Costs applicable to sales3

$

30.5

 

$

26.1

 

$

42.9

 

$

44.1

 

$

50.8

 

Adjusted CAS per AgOz1

$

23.64

 

$

20.39

 

$

20.24

 

$

17.60

 

$

18.46

 

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$

1,899

 

$

1,646

 

$

1,655

 

$

1,596

 

$

1,821

 

Prepayment, working capital cash flow

$

7.5

 

$

10.0

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Exploration expense

$

0.3

 

$

0.3

 

$

0.4

 

$

0.6

 

$

0.6

 

Cash flow from operating activities

$

(17.3

)

$

(3.8

)

$

(13.5

)

$

(5.5

)

$

(13.7

)

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$

7.7

 

$

5.1

 

$

4.3

 

$

3.0

 

$

5.1

 

Development capital expenditures

$

76.7

 

$

56.4

 

$

47.7

 

$

89.3

 

$

68.9

 

Total capital expenditures

$

84.4

 

$

61.5

 

$

52.0

 

$

92.3

 

$

74.0

 

Free cash flow1

$

(101.7

)

$

(65.3

)

$

(65.5

)

$

(97.8

)

$

(87.7

)

Operational

  • Silver and gold production totaled 607,735 and 4,459 ounces, respectively, compared to 682,656 and 6,314 ounces in the prior period and 744,880 and 8,761 ounces in the third quarter of 2022. Lower production quarter-over-quarter is a result of the timing of production from the new leach pad related to startup on the new process plant
  • Tons placed increased 30% quarter-over-quarter to roughly 3.5 million, roughly 80% of which were placed on the new leach pad
  • On November 1, 2023 Coeur commenced the decommissioning of the existing crushing circuit in preparation to begin mining in the area at the beginning of 2024 and to affect a smooth transition of the crusher workforce to the new crushing circuit

Financial

  • Third quarter adjusted CAS1 figures in the table above and highlighted below exclude the impact of an LCM adjustment totaling approximately $8 million related to the net realizable value of metal and leach pad inventory due to higher operating costs exceeding the lower market value of ounces under leach at Rochester
  • Adjusted CAS1 for silver and gold on a co-product basis totaled $1,899 and $23.64 per ounce, respectively, due to continued higher costs as well as lower metal sales
  • Capital expenditures increased 37% quarter-over-quarter to $84 million, reflecting timing of spending related to the Rochester expansion project
  • Free cash flow1 totaled $(102) million compared to $(65) million in the prior period

Exploration

  • Exploration investment decreased 17% quarter-over-quarter to approximately $1 million ($0.3 million expensed and $0.2 million capitalized)
  • Exploration activities focused on geologic logging, interpretation and geological modeling. A new geological model for the East Rochester pit is almost complete which clearly illustrates the controls to mineralization and places the Rochester - Nevada Packard corridor into geological context. In addition, the model has outlined compelling new exploration targets for follow-up in 2024 and beyond
  • Additionally, work continued on regional target assessment and ranking. The program will continue for the remainder of the year and systematically thereafter as geological knowledge and understanding of the district increases
  • Guidance
  • Full-year 2023 production is expected to be 3.5 - 4.5 million ounces of silver and 35,000 - 50,000 ounces of gold. Production in 2023 is expected to be second-half weighted due to timing of construction completion
  • The Company expects second half 2023 adjusted CAS1 to be similar to actual first half 2023 adjusted CAS1 as Coeur completes and ramps up the Rochester expansion
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be $290 - $310 million, which reflects Coeur’s estimate to complete the expansion project

Kensington, Alaska

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Tons milled

 

167,950

 

 

152,907

 

 

153,337

 

 

183,410

 

 

175,246

 

Average gold grade (oz/t)

 

0.16

 

 

0.09

 

 

0.15

 

 

0.18

 

 

0.18

 

Average recovery rate

 

92.6

%

 

90.9

%

 

91.2

%

 

92.4

%

 

91.1

%

Gold ounces produced

 

24,614

 

 

13,193

 

 

20,296

 

 

30,335

 

 

28,214

 

Gold ounces sold

 

24,516

 

 

13,273

 

 

20,902

 

 

30,863

 

 

27,609

 

Average realized price per gold ounce, gross

$

1,956

 

$

1,991

 

$

1,983

 

$

1,942

 

$

1,808

 

Treatment and refining charges per gold ounce

$

60

 

$

142

 

$

63

 

$

38

 

$

33

 

Average realized price per gold ounce, net

$

1,896

 

$

1,849

 

$

1,920

 

$

1,904

 

$

1,775

 

Metal sales

$

46.5

 

$

24.6

 

$

40.2

 

$

58.8

 

$

49.1

 

Costs applicable to sales3

$

38.3

 

$

39.1

 

$

37.4

 

$

39.2

 

$

40.3

 

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$

1,543

 

$

2,927

 

$

1,775

 

$

1,265

 

$

1,455

 

Prepayment, working capital cash flow

$

(10.7

)

$

9.9

 

$

(9.9

)

$

9.6

 

$

(9.6

)

Exploration expense

$

2.9

 

$

2.3

 

$

1.0

 

$

2.2

 

$

2.8

 

Cash flow from operating activities

$

(4.4

)

$

(3.7

)

$

(4.8

)

$

20.8

 

$

(0.2

)

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$

15.8

 

$

11.7

 

$

10.7

 

$

7.7

 

$

7.1

 

Development capital expenditures

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

Total capital expenditures

$

15.8

 

$

11.7

 

$

10.7

 

$

7.7

 

$

7.1

 

Free cash flow1

$

(20.2

)

$

(15.4

)

$

(15.5

)

$

13.1

 

$

(7.3

)

Operational

  • Gold production totaled 24,614 ounces compared to 13,193 ounces in the prior period and 28,214 ounces in the third quarter of 2022
  • Higher production during the quarter was driven by improved access to high grade stopes as a result of the resolution of water inflow challenges and improvements in the paste backfill process

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 totaled $1,543 per ounce compared to $2,927 per ounce in the prior period, reflecting increased metal sales
  • Capital expenditures increased 35% quarter-over-quarter to $16 million due to increased capital development to support the ongoing multi-year exploration program aimed at extending mine life
  • Free cash flow1 totaled $(20) million compared to $(15) million in the prior period

Exploration

  • Exploration investment totaled approximately $6 million ($3 million expensed and $3 million capitalized), compared to $5 million ($2 million expensed and $3 million capitalized) in the prior period
  • Up to four underground drill rigs were focused on expansion and infill drilling at Elmira, Kensington and Johnson with one surface rig scout-drilling the Raven deposit. Drilling at both Upper and Lower Kensington is continuing to demonstrate the continuation of structures down dip and along strike
  • At Lower Kensington, some of the best grade thickness intercepts ever encountered were seen during the quarter, as highlighted in the Company’s September 12, 2023 exploration update. In addition, exploration has discovered a hanging wall splay and is starting to outline linking structures between the main vein and this splay, which presents the potential for higher-grade plunging shoots. In Upper Kensington, a new zone, Zone 30C, has been discovered that has so far been delineated over a strike length of approximately 950 feet and 800 feet down dip
  • In the fourth quarter, the Company expects to continue with infill and expansion drilling from underground in addition to continuing geological modeling to support year-end resource calculations

Guidance

  • Improved production and CAS1 trends at Kensington are expected to continue in the fourth quarter, but the Company has refined 2023 gold production and cost guidance to reflect the cumulative impact of paste backfill challenges earlier in the year
  • Full-year 2023 production is now expected to be 81,000 - 85,000 (previously 84,000 - 95,000) gold ounces
  • CAS1 in 2023 are now expected to be $1,850 - $1,950 (previously $1,650 - $1,750) per gold ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be $50 - $62 million, of which approximately $28 - $34 million and $6 - $10 million is related to underground and infill drilling, respectively, as part of the multi-year exploration program

Wharf, South Dakota

(Dollars in millions, except per ounce amounts)

 

3Q 2023

 

2Q 2023

 

1Q 2023

 

4Q 2022

 

3Q 2022

Ore tons placed

 

1,254,267

 

1,041,846

 

1,156,794

 

975,994

 

1,353,071

Average gold grade (oz/t)

 

0.023

 

0.022

 

0.032

 

0.024

 

0.019

Gold ounces produced

 

22,674

 

25,683

 

15,470

 

19,868

 

21,656

Silver ounces produced (000’s)

 

69

 

88

 

21

 

9

 

13

Gold ounces sold

 

23,049

 

25,117

 

15,645

 

20,428

 

21,070

Silver ounces sold (000’s)

 

74

 

82

 

24

 

17

 

8

Average realized price per gold ounce

$

1,966

$

1,946

$

1,938

$

1,895

$

1,838

Metal sales

$

47.1

$

50.8

$

30.9

$

39.0

$

38.9

Costs applicable to sales3

$

31.0

$

27.8

$

23.5

$

28.9

$

28.9

Adjusted CAS per AuOz1

$

1,267

$

1,035

$

1,466

$

1,393

$

1,357

Prepayment, working capital cash flow

$

2.5

$

10.0

$

$

$

Exploration expense

$

$

$

$

$

Cash flow from operating activities

$

19.5

$

33.8

$

1.9

$

10.3

$

6.9

Sustaining capital expenditures (excludes capital lease payments)

$

0.6

$

0.1

$

$

0.7

$

0.3

Development capital expenditures

$

0.1

$

0.1

$

0.1

$

0.1

$

0.2

Total capital expenditures

$

0.7

$

0.2

$

0.1

$

0.8

$

0.5

Free cash flow1

$

18.8

$

33.6

$

1.8

$

9.5

$

6.4

Operational

  • Gold production decreased 12% quarter-over-quarter to 22,674 ounces, largely driven by the timing of ounces placed on the leach pad in the second quarter. Year-over-year production increased 5%

Financial

  • Adjusted CAS1 on a by-product basis increased 22% quarter-over-quarter to $1,267 per ounce, largely driven by lower metal sales
  • Capital expenditures remained consistent quarter-over-quarter at less than $1 million
  • Free cash flow1 totaled $19 million compared to $34 million in the prior period, reflecting lower metal sales

Exploration

  • Exploration investment remained flat quarter-over-quarter
  • Throughout 2023, the focus will remain on geological modeling

Guidance

  • Full-year 2023 production is expected to be 88,000 - 95,000 (previously 85,000 - 95,000) gold ounces
  • CAS1 in 2023 are expected to be $1,200 - $1,350 per gold ounce
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be $1 - $4 million

Exploration

Coeur had up to 13 active rigs across all sites during the second quarter, for a total investment of approximately $16 million ($12 million expensed and $3 million capitalized), compared to roughly $5 million ($3 million expensed and $2 million capitalized) in the prior period. The Company expects full year 2023 exploration investment to be approximately $40 - $50 million ($30 - $35 million expensed and $10 - $15 million capitalized), with the focus on Kensington, Palmarejo and Silvertip. The Company has invested nearly $245 million in exploration over the last five years, which has resulted in significant additions to reserves and resources across the portfolio.

Exploration investment at the Silvertip silver-zinc-lead exploration project in British Columbia, Canada totaled approximately $7 million in the third quarter.

Drilling recommenced at Silvertip late in the second quarter and ramped up significantly during the third quarter with two surface and two underground rigs active. The two underground rigs continued to trace the Southern Silver Zone chimney along strike to the southeast and down dip. These rigs were also well placed to intersect the Saddle zone manto mineralization from underground, and by the end of the quarter 34 of 35 holes had successfully intersected mineralization (visual confirmation). Manto mineralization forms along stratigraphic units and can be more flat-lying, compared to chimney style mineralization which forms on vertical or steeply dipping structures. Surface rigs were focused on the Saddle zone immediately south of the known resource. The aim for this program is to infill-drill previous scout drilling and define a resource in the zone for the first time. The program was successfully completed during the quarter with eight of nine holes intersecting manto-style mineralization at the top of the limestone package (the McDame Limestone) directly below the overlying sediments (the Earn sediments). In addition to mineralization at this contact, drilling showed the potential for stacked manto horizons throughout the McDame limestone unit. The program also indicated that the manto at the Saddle zone likely connects with the manto in the Discovery zone and to the Southern Silver zone chimney mineralization.

Two rigs are expected to be active in the fourth quarter with the goal of expanding resources along strike and down dip at the Southern Silver zone. The Company expects to invest $10 - $14 million in exploration in 2023 at Silvertip, of which roughly $6 - $8 million is underground development.

2023 Guidance

The Company has made the following changes to its 2023 gold production and cost guidance: (i) the low end of Wharf’s gold production guidance has been revised upward; and (ii) Kensington’s 2023 gold production and cost guidance have been refined to reflect the cumulative impact of paste backfill challenges at Kensington earlier in the year.

2023 Production Guidance

 

Previous

 

Updated

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

(oz)

 

(K oz)

 

(oz)

 

(K oz)

Palmarejo

100,000 - 112,500

 

6,500 - 7,500

 

100,000 - 112,500

 

6,500 - 7,500

Rochester

35,000 - 50,000

 

3,500 - 4,500

 

35,000 - 50,000

 

3,500 - 4,500

Kensington

84,000 - 95,000

 

 

81,000 - 85,000

 

Wharf

85,000 - 95,000

 

 

88,000 - 95,000

 

Total

304,000 - 352,500

 

10,000 - 12,000

 

304,000 - 342,500

 

10,000 - 12,000

2023 Costs Applicable to Sales Guidance

 

Previous

 

Updated

 

Gold

Silver

 

Gold

Silver

 

($/oz)

($/oz)

 

($/oz)

($/oz)

Palmarejo (co-product)

$900 - $1,050

$14.25 - $15.25

 

$900 - $1,050

$14.25 - $15.25

Rochester (co-product)

 

Kensington

$1,650 - $1,750

 

$1,850 - $1,950

Wharf (by-product)

$1,200 - $1,350

 

$1,200 - $1,350

The Company expects second half 2023 adjusted CAS1 at Rochester to be similar to actual first half 2023 adjusted CAS1 as Coeur completes and ramps up the expansion project.

2023 Capital, Exploration and G&A Guidance

 

 

 

 

 

($M)

Capital Expenditures, Sustaining

 

 

 

 

$148 - $168

Capital Expenditures, Development

 

 

 

 

$230 - $264

Exploration, Expensed

 

 

 

 

$30 - $35

Exploration, Capitalized

 

 

 

 

$10 - $15

General & Administrative Expenses

 

 

 

 

$36 - $40

Note: The Company’s previous guidance figures assume estimated prices of $1,800/oz gold and $23.00/oz silver as well as CAD of 1.25 and MXN of 20.00. The Company’s updated guidance figures assume estimated prices of $1,900/oz gold and $23.00/oz silver as well as CAD of 1.25 and MXN of 20.00. Guidance figures exclude the impact of any metal sales or foreign exchange hedges.

Financial Results and Conference Call

Coeur will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results on November 9, 2023 at 11:00 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, Michael “Mick” Routledge, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Aoife McGrath, Senior Vice President of Exploration, and other members of management. A replay of the call will be available through November 16, 2023.

Replay numbers:

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

 

(855) 669-9658 (Canada)

 

(412) 317-0088 (International)

Conference ID:

214 52 78

About Coeur

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

Cautionary Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada, including statements regarding cash flow, production growth, costs, exploration and development efforts and plans, mine life extension, the gold stream agreement at Palmarejo, expectations, plans, costs and timing regarding the Rochester expansion project, hedging strategies, anticipated production, costs and expenses and operations at Palmarejo, Rochester, Wharf and Kensington. 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 the Rochester expansion project is not completed on a timely basis or requires more capital than currently anticipated for completion, the risk that ramp-up of the Rochester expansion project following completion takes longer than expected and does not achieve planned performance, 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 and expanding large-scale mining projects, environmental hazards, industrial accidents, weather or geologically-related conditions), changes in the market prices of gold and silver and a sustained lower price or higher treatment and refining charge environment, the uncertainties inherent in Coeur’s production, exploration and development activities, including risks relating to permitting and regulatory delays (including the impact of government shutdowns) and mining law changes, ground conditions, grade and recovery variability, any future labor disputes or work stoppages (involving the Company and its subsidiaries or third parties), the risk of adverse outcomes in litigation, the uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, impacts from Coeur’s future acquisition of new mining properties or businesses, the loss of access or insolvency of any third-party refiner or smelter to whom Coeur markets its production, materials and equipment availability, inflationary pressures, continued access to financing sources, the effects of environmental and other governmental regulations and government shut-downs, 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 reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. 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. This does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.

The scientific and technical information concerning our mineral projects in this news release have been reviewed and approved by a “qualified person” under Item 1300 of SEC Regulation S-K, namely our Senior Director, Technical Services, Christopher Pascoe. For a description of the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate mineral reserves and mineral 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, sociopolitical, marketing or other relevant factors, please review the Technical Report Summaries for each of the Company’s material properties which are available at www.sec.gov.

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), operating cash flow before changes in working capital 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, 2022.

Notes

1.   

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss), operating cash flow before changes in working capital and adjusted costs applicable to sales per ounce (gold and silver) 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. Liquidity is defined as cash and cash equivalents plus availability under the Company’s RCF. Please see tables in Appendix for the calculation of consolidated free cash flow, liquidity and adjusted liquidity.

2.  

As of September 30, 2023, Coeur had $30 million in outstanding letters of credit and $140 million in outstanding borrowings under its RCF. Future borrowing under the RCF may be subject to certain financial covenants.

3.  

Excludes amortization.

4.  

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

Average Spot Prices

 

 

3Q 2023

 

2Q 2023

 

1Q 2023

 

4Q 2022

 

3Q 2022

Average Gold Spot Price Per Ounce

$

1,928

$

1,976

$

1,890

$

1,726

$

1,729

Average Silver Spot Price Per Ounce

$

23.57

$

24.13

$

22.55

$

21.17

$

19.23

Average Zinc Spot Price Per Pound

$

1.10

$

1.15

$

1.42

$

1.36

$

1.49

Average Lead Spot Price Per Pound

$

0.98

$

0.96

$

0.97

$

0.95

$

0.90

 

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

September 30, 2023

 

December 31, 2022

ASSETS

In thousands, except share data

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

53,223

 

 

$

61,464

 

Receivables

 

30,138

 

 

 

36,333

 

Inventory

 

66,704

 

 

 

61,831

 

Ore on leach pads

 

114,314

 

 

 

82,958

 

Equity securities

 

7,231

 

 

 

32,032

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

25,556

 

 

 

25,814

 

 

 

297,166

 

 

 

300,432

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment and mining properties, net

 

1,639,248

 

 

 

1,389,755

 

Ore on leach pads

 

36,627

 

 

 

51,268

 

Restricted assets

 

8,735

 

 

 

9,028

 

Equity securities

 

 

 

 

12,120

 

Receivables

 

22,563

 

 

 

22,023

 

Other

 

65,413

 

 

 

61,517

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

2,069,752

 

 

$

1,846,143

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

138,979

 

 

$

96,123

 

Accrued liabilities and other

 

116,562

 

 

 

92,863

 

Debt

 

22,127

 

 

 

24,578

 

Reclamation

 

5,796

 

 

 

5,796

 

 

 

283,464

 

 

 

219,360

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Debt

 

490,114

 

 

 

491,355

 

Reclamation

 

202,220

 

 

 

196,635

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

15,390

 

 

 

14,459

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

30,186

 

 

 

35,318

 

 

 

737,910

 

 

 

737,767

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized 600,000,000 shares, 382,693,309 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023 and 295,697,624 at December 31, 2022

 

3,827

 

 

 

2,957

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

4,128,553

 

 

 

3,891,265

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

11,654

 

 

 

12,343

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(3,095,656

)

 

 

(3,017,549

)

 

 

1,048,378

 

 

 

889,016

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

2,069,752

 

 

$

1,846,143

 

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

In thousands, except share data

Revenue

$

194,583

 

 

$

182,993

 

 

$

559,116

 

 

$

575,520

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs applicable to sales(1)

 

147,903

 

 

 

163,180

 

 

 

440,596

 

 

 

447,126

 

Amortization

 

22,884

 

 

 

29,151

 

 

 

65,187

 

 

 

83,549

 

General and administrative

 

9,512

 

 

 

9,722

 

 

 

31,384

 

 

 

29,281

 

Exploration

 

12,437

 

 

 

8,406

 

 

 

20,007

 

 

 

19,103

 

Pre-development, reclamation, and other

 

8,680

 

 

 

9,249

 

 

 

29,618

 

 

 

29,839

 

Total costs and expenses

 

201,416

 

 

 

219,708

 

 

 

586,792

 

 

 

608,898

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE), NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

774

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,735

 

 

 

 

Fair value adjustments, net

 

(2,010

)

 

 

(13,067

)

 

 

4,629

 

 

 

(65,272

)

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

 

(7,402

)

 

 

(5,932

)

 

 

(21,703

)

 

 

(15,670

)

Other, net

 

459

 

 

 

153

 

 

 

(10,421

)

 

 

2,203

 

Total other income (expense), net

 

(8,179

)

 

 

(18,846

)

 

 

(23,760

)

 

 

(78,739

)

Income (loss) before income and mining taxes

 

(15,012

)

 

 

(55,561

)

 

 

(51,436

)

 

 

(112,117

)

Income and mining tax (expense) benefit

 

(6,097

)

 

 

(1,883

)

 

 

(26,671

)

 

 

(15,079

)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

(21,109

)

 

$

(57,444

)

 

$

(78,107

)

 

$

(127,196

)

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of derivative contracts designated as cash flow hedges

 

7,227

 

 

 

29,060

 

 

 

7,141

 

 

 

58,087

 

Reclassification adjustments for realized (gain) loss on cash flow hedges

 

(4,920

)

 

 

(9,910

)

 

 

(7,830

)

 

 

(11,181

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

2,307

 

 

 

19,150

 

 

 

(689

)

 

 

46,906

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

$

(18,802

)

 

$

(38,294

)

 

$

(78,796

)

 

$

(80,290

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic income (loss) per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.21

)

 

$

(0.24

)

 

$

(0.47

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.21

)

 

$

(0.24

)

 

$

(0.47

)

(1) Excludes amortization.

 

COEUR MINING, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

In thousands

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(21,109

)

 

$

(57,444

)

 

$

(78,107

)

 

$

(127,196

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization

 

22,884

 

 

 

29,151

 

 

 

65,187

 

 

 

83,549

 

Accretion

 

4,153

 

 

 

3,596

 

 

 

12,219

 

 

 

10,588

 

Deferred taxes

 

(3,872

)

 

 

(4,730

)

 

 

1,536

 

 

 

(12,288

)

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

(774

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3,735

)

 

 

 

Fair value adjustments, net

 

2,010

 

 

 

13,067

 

 

 

(4,629

)

 

 

62,133

 

Stock-based compensation

 

2,635

 

 

 

2,705

 

 

 

8,462

 

 

 

7,319

 

Loss on the disposition of assets

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,650

 

 

 

 

Write-downs

 

7,727

 

 

 

21,204

 

 

 

22,467

 

 

 

38,018

 

Deferred revenue recognition

 

(143

)

 

 

(10,167

)

 

 

(25,358

)

 

 

(10,723

)

Other

 

657

 

 

 

1,290

 

 

 

2,798

 

 

 

824

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

(478

)

 

 

(119

)

 

 

1,659

 

 

 

4,099

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(3,000

)

 

 

(2,075

)

 

 

764

 

 

 

939

 

Inventory and ore on leach pads

 

(18,620

)

 

 

(13,715

)

 

 

(54,993

)

 

 

(42,650

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

5,528

 

 

 

(1,880

)

 

 

41,091

 

 

 

(17,512

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

(2,383

)

 

 

(19,117

)

 

 

2,011

 

 

 

(2,900

)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(112,273

)

 

 

(96,602

)

 

 

(271,902

)

 

 

(239,260

)

Proceeds from the sale of assets

 

152

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,380

 

 

 

16,001

 

Sale of investments

 

 

 

 

40,469

 

 

 

41,558

 

 

 

40,469

 

Proceeds from notes receivable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

 

Other

 

(63

)

 

 

(42

)

 

 

(171

)

 

 

(63

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(112,184

)

 

 

(56,175

)

 

 

(217,135

)

 

 

(182,853

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock

 

57,522

 

 

 

 

 

 

168,964

 

 

 

98,335

 

Issuance of notes and bank borrowings, net of issuance costs

 

163,000

 

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

388,000

 

 

 

255,000

 

Payments on debt, finance leases, and associated costs

 

(109,268

)

 

 

(23,211

)

 

 

(348,092

)

 

 

(145,515

)

Other

 

(23

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(2,345

)

 

 

(3,565

)

CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

111,231

 

 

 

76,787

 

 

 

206,527

 

 

 

204,255

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(278

)

 

 

(234

)

 

 

374

 

 

 

25

 

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

 

(3,614

)

 

 

1,261

 

 

 

(8,223

)

 

 

18,527

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

58,560

 

 

 

75,555

 

 

 

63,169

 

 

 

58,289

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

54,946

 

 

$

76,816

 

 

$

54,946

 

 

$

76,816

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

 

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

LTM 3Q

2023

 

 

3Q 2023

 

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Net income (loss)

$

(29,018

)

 

$

(21,109

)

 

$

(32,412

)

 

$

(24,586

)

 

$

49,089

 

 

$

(57,444

)

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest

 

29,894

 

 

 

7,402

 

 

 

6,912

 

 

 

7,389

 

 

 

8,191

 

 

 

5,932

 

Income tax provision (benefit)

 

26,250

 

 

 

6,097

 

 

 

9,866

 

 

 

10,708

 

 

 

(421

)

 

 

1,883

 

Amortization

 

93,264

 

 

 

22,884

 

 

 

19,595

 

 

 

22,708

 

 

 

28,077

 

 

 

29,151

 

EBITDA

 

120,390

 

 

 

15,274

 

 

 

3,961

 

 

 

16,219

 

 

 

84,936

 

 

 

(20,478

)

Fair value adjustments, net

 

(3,233

)

 

 

2,010

 

 

 

3,922

 

 

 

(10,561

)

 

 

1,396

 

 

 

13,067

 

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

(17

)

 

 

(421

)

 

 

(627

)

 

 

1,154

 

 

 

(123

)

 

 

(93

)

Asset retirement obligation accretion

 

15,862

 

 

 

4,153

 

 

 

4,073

 

 

 

3,993

 

 

 

3,643

 

 

 

3,597

 

Inventory adjustments and write-downs

 

33,449

 

 

 

8,934

 

 

 

1,603

 

 

 

14,187

 

 

 

8,725

 

 

 

22,005

 

(Gain) loss on sale of assets and securities

 

(49,414

)

 

 

19

 

 

 

12,622

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

(62,064

)

 

 

87

 

RMC bankruptcy distribution

 

(3,167

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,516

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,651

)

 

 

 

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

(3,735

)

 

 

(774

)

 

 

(2,961

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 costs

 

246

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

155

 

 

 

294

 

Other adjustments

 

3,428

 

 

 

1,439

 

 

 

1,137

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

782

 

 

 

(181

)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

113,809

 

 

$

30,648

 

 

$

22,235

 

 

$

25,127

 

 

$

35,799

 

 

$

18,298

 

Revenue

$

769,232

 

 

$

194,583

 

 

$

177,235

 

 

$

187,298

 

 

$

210,116

 

 

$

182,993

 

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

 

15

%

 

 

16

%

 

 

13

%

 

 

13

%

 

 

17

%

 

 

10

%

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation

 

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Net income (loss)

$

(21,109

)

 

$

(32,412

)

 

$

(24,586

)

 

$

49,089

 

 

$

(57,444

)

Fair value adjustments, net

 

2,010

 

 

 

3,922

 

 

 

(10,561

)

 

 

1,396

 

 

 

13,067

 

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

 

5

 

 

 

154

 

 

 

1,991

 

 

 

458

 

 

 

(313

)

(Gain) loss on sale of assets and securities

 

19

 

 

 

12,622

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

(62,064

)

 

 

87

 

RMC bankruptcy distribution

 

 

 

 

(1,516

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,651

)

 

 

 

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

(774

)

 

 

(2,961

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 costs

 

14

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

155

 

 

 

294

 

Other adjustments

 

1,439

 

 

 

1,137

 

 

 

70

 

 

 

782

 

 

 

(181

)

Tax effect of adjustments

 

(223

)

 

 

(1,120

)

 

 

(37

)

 

 

(5,616

)

 

 

(231

)

Adjusted net income (loss)

$

(18,619

)

 

$

(20,153

)

 

$

(33,058

)

 

$

(17,451

)

 

$

(44,721

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income (loss) per share - Basic

$

(0.05

)

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.16

)

Adjusted net income (loss) per share - Diluted

$

(0.05

)

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.06

)

 

$

(0.16

)

Consolidated Free Cash Flow Reconciliation

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Cash flow from operations

$

(2,383

)

 

$

39,397

 

 

$

(35,003

)

 

$

28,516

 

 

$

(19,117

)

Capital expenditures

 

112,273

 

 

 

85,581

 

 

 

74,048

 

 

 

113,094

 

 

 

96,602

 

Free cash flow

$

(114,656

)

 

$

(46,184

)

 

$

(109,051

)

 

$

(84,578

)

 

$

(115,719

)

Consolidated Operating Cash Flow

Before Changes in Working Capital Reconciliation

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

3Q 2023

 

 

 

2Q 2023

 

 

 

1Q 2023

 

 

 

4Q 2022

 

 

 

3Q 2022

 

Cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(2,383

)

 

$

39,397

 

 

$

(35,003

)

 

$

28,516

 

 

$

(19,117

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

478

 

 

 

913

 

 

 

(3,050

)

 

 

(353

)

 

 

119

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

3,000

 

 

 

(4,260

)

 

 

496

 

 

 

699

 

 

 

2,075

 

Inventories

 

18,620

 

 

 

18,738

 

 

 

17,635

 

 

 

8,798

 

 

 

13,715

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(5,528

)

 

 

(61,708

)

 

 

26,145

 

 

 

(18,022

)

 

 

1,880

 

Operating cash flow before changes in working capital

$

14,187

 

 

$

(6,920

)

 

$

6,223

 

 

$

19,638

 

 

$

(1,328

)

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended September 30, 2023

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

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

$

57,083

 

 

$

34,708

 

 

$

45,180

 

 

$

32,614

 

 

$

919

 

 

$

170,504

 

Amortization

 

(9,024

)

 

 

(4,176

)

 

 

(6,894

)

 

 

(1,588

)

 

 

(919

)

 

 

(22,601

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

48,059

 

 

$

30,532

 

 

$

38,286

 

 

$

31,026

 

 

$

 

 

$

147,903

 

Inventory Adjustments

 

(328

)

 

 

(7,788

)

 

 

(411

)

 

 

(16

)

 

 

 

 

 

(8,543

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(57

)

 

 

(1,802

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,859

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

47,731

 

 

$

22,744

 

 

$

37,818

 

 

$

29,208

 

 

$

 

 

$

137,501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

26,018

 

 

 

4,432

 

 

 

24,516

 

 

 

23,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

78,015

 

Silver ounces

 

1,533,975

 

 

 

606,083

 

 

 

 

 

 

73,677

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,213,735

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

50

%

 

 

37

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

 

50

%

 

 

63

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

917

 

 

$

1,899

 

 

$

1,543

 

 

$

1,267

 

 

 

 

$

1,273

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

15.56

 

 

$

23.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

17.85

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended June 30, 2023

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

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

$

54,608

 

 

$

29,717

 

 

$

43,950

 

 

$

29,634

 

 

$

1,021

 

 

$

158,930

 

Amortization

 

(8,017

)

 

 

(3,649

)

 

 

(4,801

)

 

 

(1,805

)

 

 

(1,021

)

 

 

(19,293

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

46,591

 

 

$

26,068

 

 

$

39,149

 

 

$

27,829

 

 

$

 

 

$

139,637

 

Inventory Adjustments

 

(209

)

 

 

(1,215

)

 

 

(239

)

 

 

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,586

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(63

)

 

 

(1,922

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,985

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

46,382

 

 

$

24,853

 

 

$

38,847

 

 

$

25,984

 

 

$

 

 

$

136,066

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

22,207

 

 

 

6,493

 

 

 

13,273

 

 

 

25,117

 

 

 

 

 

 

67,090

 

Silver ounces

 

1,560,743

 

 

 

694,657

 

 

 

 

 

 

82,013

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,337,413

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

49

%

 

 

43

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

 

51

%

 

 

57

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

1,023

 

 

$

1,646

 

 

$

2,927

 

 

$

1,035

 

 

 

 

$

1,464

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

15.16

 

 

$

20.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

16.77

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

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

$

57,984

 

 

$

48,083

 

 

$

43,226

 

 

$

24,953

 

 

$

1,221

 

 

$

175,467

 

Amortization

 

(8,719

)

 

 

(5,218

)

 

 

(5,844

)

 

 

(1,409

)

 

 

(1,221

)

 

 

(22,411

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

49,265

 

 

$

42,865

 

 

$

37,382

 

 

$

23,544

 

 

$

 

 

$

153,056

 

Inventory Adjustments

 

(201

)

 

 

(13,474

)

 

 

(207

)

 

 

(38

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13,920

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(570

)

 

 

 

 

(644

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

49,064

 

 

$

29,391

 

 

$

37,101

 

 

$

22,936

 

 

$

 

 

$

138,492

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

25,970

 

 

 

8,349

 

 

 

20,902

 

 

 

15,645

 

 

 

 

 

 

70,866

 

Silver ounces

 

1,795,159

 

 

 

769,804

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,956

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,588,919

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

49

%

 

 

47

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

 

51

%

 

 

53

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

926

 

 

$

1,655

 

 

$

1,775

 

 

$

1,466

 

 

 

 

$

1,381

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

13.94

 

 

$

20.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

15.83

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended December 31, 2022

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

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

$

55,325

 

 

$

50,211

 

 

$

49,887

 

 

$

30,716

 

 

$

1,133

 

 

$

187,272

 

Amortization

 

(8,281

)

 

 

(6,034

)

 

 

(10,672

)

 

 

(1,748

)

 

 

(1,133

)

 

 

(27,868

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

47,044

 

 

$

44,177

 

 

$

39,215

 

 

$

28,968

 

 

$

 

 

$

159,404

 

Inventory Adjustments

 

103

 

 

 

(8,429

)

 

 

(103

)

 

 

(106

)

 

 

 

 

 

(8,535

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(59

)

 

 

(413

)

 

 

 

 

 

(472

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

47,147

 

 

$

35,748

 

 

$

39,053

 

 

$

28,449

 

 

$

 

 

$

150,397

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

25,252

 

 

 

11,646

 

 

 

30,863

 

 

 

20,428

 

 

 

 

 

 

88,189

 

Silver ounces

 

1,490,444

 

 

 

974,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,482,641

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

55

%

 

 

52

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

 

45

%

 

 

48

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

1,027

 

 

$

1,596

 

 

$

1,265

 

 

$

1,393

 

 

 

 

$

1,270

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

14.23

 

 

$

17.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

15.57

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales

for Three Months Ended September 30, 2022

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Rochester

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

 

Silvertip

 

Total

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

$

51,271

 

 

$

57,681

 

 

$

50,658

 

 

$

31,078

 

 

$

1,260

 

 

$

191,948

 

Amortization

 

(8,027

)

 

 

(6,921

)

 

 

(10,369

)

 

 

(2,191

)

 

 

(1,260

)

 

 

(28,768

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

43,244

 

 

$

50,760

 

 

$

40,289

 

 

$

28,887

 

 

$

 

 

$

163,180

 

Inventory Adjustments

 

(445

)

 

 

(21,331

)

 

 

(28

)

 

 

(152

)

 

 

 

 

 

(21,956

)

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(97

)

 

 

(153

)

 

 

 

 

 

(250

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

42,799

 

 

$

29,429

 

 

$

40,164

 

 

$

28,582

 

 

$

 

 

$

140,974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

24,378

 

 

 

8,725

 

 

 

27,609

 

 

 

21,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

81,782

 

Silver ounces

 

1,554,288

 

 

 

733,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,295,602

 

Zinc pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

 

54

%

 

 

54

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

Silver

 

46

%

 

 

46

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Zinc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$

948

 

 

$

1,821

 

 

$

1,455

 

 

$

1,357

 

 

 

 

$

1,318

 

Silver ($/oz)

$

12.67

 

 

$

18.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

14.52

 

Zinc ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Lead ($/lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales for Updated 2023 Guidance

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

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

$

232,269

 

 

$

181,642

 

 

$

114,698

 

Amortization

 

(36,538

)

 

 

(26,295

)

 

 

(6,330

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

195,731

 

 

$

155,347

 

 

$

108,368

 

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

(193

)

 

 

(5,288

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

195,731

 

 

$

155,154

 

 

$

103,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Sales

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ounces

 

99,719

 

 

 

83,310

 

 

 

89,109

 

Silver ounces

 

6,558,482

 

 

 

 

 

221,306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Split

 

 

 

 

 

Gold

49%

 

100%

 

100%

Silver

51%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ($/oz)

$900 - $1,050

 

$1,850 - $1,950

 

$1,200 - $1,350

Silver ($/oz)

$14.25 - $15.25

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Costs Applicable to Sales for Previous 2023 Guidance

 

In thousands (except metal sales, per ounce or per pound amounts)

Palmarejo

 

Kensington

 

Wharf

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

$

233,198

 

 

$

183,769

 

 

$

118,406

 

Amortization

 

(37,547

)

 

 

(26,764

)

 

 

(6,319

)

Costs applicable to sales

$

195,651

 

 

$

157,005

 

 

$

112,087

 

By-product credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,878

)

Adjusted costs applicable to sales

$

195,651

 

 

$

157,005