Agnico Eagle Mines Limited AEM reported a net income of $109.8 million or 29 cents per share in first-quarter 2022, down from $145.2 million or 60 cents per share reported in the year-ago quarter.
Barring one-time items, adjusted earnings per share came in at 61 cents. The bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 36 cents per share.
The company generated revenues of $1,325.7 million, up 39.6% year over year. The top line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,153.3 million.
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Payable gold production was 660,604 ounces (806,329 ounces including production from the legacy Kirkland Lake Gold mines) in the reported quarter, up from 516,804 ounces in the prior-year quarter.
Total cash costs per ounce for gold were $811, up from $734 in the year-ago quarter. All-in sustaining costs (AISC) were $1,079 per ounce in the quarter compared with $1,007 per ounce in the prior-year quarter.
Agnico Eagle ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $1,062 million, up471.6% sequentially. Long-term debt was around $1,340.7 million, slightly higher than $1340.2million in the prior quarter.
Total cash from operating activities amounted to $507.4 million in the first quarter, up 38.4% year over year.
The company expects payable gold production for 2022 in the range of 3.2-3.4 million ounces. It also projects total cash costs per ounce of $725-$775 and AISC of $1,000-$1,050 per ounce for 2022.
The forecast for 2022 capital expenditures is pegged at roughly $1.4 billion.
Shares of Agnico Eagle have declined 13.3% in the past year compared with a 0.9% decline of the industry.
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Zacks Rank & Key Picks
Agnico Eagle currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Some better-ranked stocks in the basic materials space are Nutrien Ltd. NTR, AdvanSix Inc. ASIX and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated ATI.
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