In the end the price of gold was unchanged on the week ending May 1. I would say that while the deal may have had a momentary influence the power of the HFTs overrode it.... The gold market it pretty obviously capped ... wake me at $1225+. Meanwhile it was good to see able to hold $30 with its earnings release...
TORONTO, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") today reported quarterly net incomeof $28.7 million, or net income of $0.13 per share for the first quarter of 2015. This result includes a non-cash foreign currency translation loss on deferred tax liabilities of $23.3 million ($0.11 per share), various mark-to-market and other adjustment gains of $22.7 million ($0.11 per share), unrealized losses on financial instruments of $13.6 million ($0.06 per share), non-cash foreign currency translation gains of $11.7 million ($0.05 per share), non-cash stock option expense of $7.8 million ($0.04 per share) and non-recurring gains of $7.6 million($0.03). Excluding these items would result in adjusted net income of $31.4 million ($0.15 per share) for the first quarter of 2015. In the first quarter of 2014, the Company reported net incomeof $97.1 million or net income of $0.56 per share.
First quarter 2015 cash provided by operating activities was $143.5 million ($176.8 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital). This compares to cashprovided by operating activities of $250.4 million in the first quarter of 2014 ($207.2 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital). The decrease in cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital during the current period was largely due to lower realized gold and silver prices (down 8% and 17% respectively, period over period) and timing of sales which resulted in lower sales volumes relative to the ounces produced during the quarter.
"The year is off to a good start with continued strong operating performance from all of our mines. This performance coupled with lower fuel prices and weaker local currencies, has also resulted in better than expected operating costs", said Sean Boyd, Chief Executive Officer. "This year is also shaping up to be an exciting time on the exploration front, as we have drills operating at most of our mines and development projects. Drilling at Kittila has potentially outlined a new zone parallel to the main mineralized trend, and infill drilling is underway at Amaruq, with initial results suggesting good potential to expand the resource base and ultimately enhance our Nunavut platform", added Mr. Boyd
First Quarter 2015 highlights include:
Record quarterly gold production - Payable gold production1 in Q1 2015 was 404,210 ounces of gold at total cash costs2 per ounce on a by-product basis of $588 and all-in sustaining costs3 ("AISC") of $804 per ounce
Record quarterly precious metal production in Mexico - In Q1 2015, payable gold and silver production was 89,077 ounces and 663,000 ounces respectively. Total cash costs per ounce of gold on a by-product basis from our Mexico operations averaged $387
2015 guidance reiterated - Expected production for 2015 is maintained at approximately 1.6 million ounces with total cash costs on a by-product basis of $610 to $630 per ounce and AISC of approximately $880 to $900 per ounce
Infill drilling at Amaruq continues to yield positive results - Drilling resumed in late March, and holes drilled from the ice on Whale Lake have yielded promising results including 14.0 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold over 18.9 meters, in one of four lenses cut by the same drill hole (AMQ15-168), as well as 15.3 g/t gold over 8.9 meters in another hole (AMQ15-172)
Drilling at Kittila yields deepest Suuri Trend intersection to date and indications of a new parallel zone - Drilling of the Suuri Trend below the Roura area has returned 5.3 g/t gold over 10 meters at a vertical depth of approximately 1.6 km (ROD14-004F). Drilling has also shown indications of a new parallel zone 150 meters east of the main zone with intersections including 7.0 g/t gold over 7.0 meters at almost 1.3 km depth (ROD14-005)
Continued focus on a strong balance sheet - In Q1 2015, $100 million was repaid under the Company's credit facility
A quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share declared
its first quarter 2015 results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, after normal trading hours. Additionally, the Company will host its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") the following day, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Toronto.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Gold and silver SUCKERS have NO clue...the Venezuela news is BAD NEWS for gold/silver garbage....the Citi slimesters will use the gold to WRITE WORTHLESS gold CALL options and SHORT SELL it into the toilet. Girls, Citi is a constituent owner of the Fed Reserve, under control of Robbing Rubin, who DESTROYED gold in the late 90s....and Citi retains a PERMANENT HATE for gold/silver...or haven't you BORN gold/silver DUPES figured out the OBVIOUS yet??? Duuuuuuhh???
GG won't stop until they own Osisko Mining, one way or another.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Gold investors should think -if obama' deal with iran allows iran to obtain atomic bombs [never mind a wait of a set number of years] how will mass proliferation of other countries buying their own deterent affect the price of gold!!!
With the appointment of Al-Joundi, Sean Boyd's title will change from President and CEO to Vice-Chairman and CEO.
Agnico Eagle trades at a discount to its peers despite having the highest quality story in the North American gold sector at present. The company recently filed an updated 43-101 compliant report for Meliadine. The report highlighted a 15% ungeared after tax project IRR at $1,400 gold and 80c CAD
(Canaccord Genuity at 14%) and a 10% IRR at $1,150. While perhaps underwhelming on the surface, Lesiak notes that the report utilized only one-third of the current 10.1moz mineral inventory with a mine life of only 8 years. Assuming the mine life can be extended another five years, the IRR at $1,400 gold would increase to 19% or 14% at $1,200 gold. Agnico Eagle will release its Q1/15 results aftermarket on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
1st-"Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) names former Barrick Gold CFO Ammar Al-Joundi as its new president, grooming him as a potential CEO.Al-Joundi had been AEM's CFO for about two years until June 2012 when he joined ABX; prior to joining AEM in Sept. 2010, he spent 11 years at ABX in various senior financial positions.
2nd-"The Financial Post reports in its Friday edition that RBC Global Asset Management manager Chris Beer In precious metals, the manager's largest weights tend to be in lower-cost companies with strong balance sheets and growing production. This includes Agnico Eagle Mines ($36.27), which has about 60 per cent of its operations in Canada, and Goldcorp ($23.85), which is about 40 per cent. Since their costs are in Canadian dollars and they are selling in U.S. dollars, he estimates that currency moves and oil's price decline probably save these miners $150 to $200 an ounce, which is almost a 10-per-cent margin increase."
I have always maintained the Canadian listing of AEM is a great hedge against the falling Canadian vs. USA.
ighlights from the Updated Meliadine 43-101 Technical Report
The updated technical study at Meliadine is based on extracting only the 3.3 million ounces of gold in proven and probable mineral reserves (13.9 million tonnes of ore at 7.44 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold), which is all contained in the Tiriganiaq and Wesmeg deposits.
Not currently considered in the study are the 3.3 million ounces of gold in measured and indicated mineral resources (20.2 million tonnes at 5.06 g/t gold) and 3.5 million ounces of gold in inferred mineral resources (14.1 million tonnes at 7.65 g/t gold). As drilling continues it is anticipated that a significant amount of the current mineral resource will eventually be converted to mineral reserves and be considered in future development plans.