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What Will Drive Barrick Gold’s Free Cash Flow in 2018 and Beyond?

Annie Gilroy
What Will Drive Barrick Gold’s Free Cash Flow in 2018 and Beyond?

Since the generation of free cash flow (or FCF) creates shareholder value and helps a business’s long-term prospects, it’s important for investors to track gold miners’ (GDX) abilities to generate FCF. Barrick Gold (ABX) has a strategy of value over volume, which prioritizes profitable production. The company defines value creation for shareholders in terms of FCF per share. Barrick Gold generated FCF of $319 million in the third quarter compared to -$172.0 million in the second quarter.