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Buenaventura Announces Fourth Quarter and Twelve Month 2020 Results

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Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. ("Buenaventura" or "the Company") (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest publicly-traded precious metals mining company, today announced results for the fourth quarter (4Q20) and twelve-month (FY20) period ended December 31, 2020. All figures have been prepared in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) on a non-GAAP basis and are stated in U.S. dollars (US$).

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights:

  • EBITDA from direct operations reached US$ 59.1 million in 4Q20, compared to US$ 73.9 million reported in 4Q19.

  • 4Q20 Adjusted EBITDA including associated companies reached US$ 192.4 million, compared to US$ 183.7 million in 4Q19.

  • 4Q20 capital expenditures were US$ 38.0 million, compared to US$ 39.6 million for the same period in 2019.

  • 4Q20 net loss of US$ 60.0 million, compared to a net loss of US$ 53.7 million for the same period in 2019.

  • The Company´s De-Bottlenecking Program continued to progress at a reduced level during the fourth quarter of 2020. The program focused primarily on Buenaventura’s Tambomayo, Uchucchacua and El Brocal mines during 2020 (please refer to page 6 for related details).

  • Buenaventura’s cash position reached US$ 235.4 million for the fourth quarter 2020.

  • The Company had no mine-related fatalities during the full year 2020.

Financial Highlights (in millions of US$, except EPS figures):

4Q20

4Q19

Var

FY20

FY19

Var

Total Revenues

236.1

235.5

0%

676.5

867.9

-22%

Operating Profit

-16.4

-8.7

-90%

-81.3

-58.0

-40%

EBITDA Direct Operations

59.1

73.9

-20%

147.3

202.8

-27%

Adjusted EBITDA (Inc Associates)

192.4

183.7

5%

490.6

652.0

-25%

Net Income

-60.0

-53.7

-12%

-135.7

-12.2

-1,012%

EPS*

-0.24

-0.21

-12%

-0.53

-0.05

-1,012%

(*) As of December 31, 2020, Buenaventura had a weighted average number of shares outstanding of 253,986,867.

For a full version of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Release, please visit: http://www.buenaventura.com/en/inversionistas

CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION:

Compañia de Minas Buenaventura will host a conference call on Friday, February 26, 2021 to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 9:00 a.m. Peru Time

To participate in the conference call, please dial:

Toll Free US:
+1-844-763-8274

Toll International:
+1-412-717-9224

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Company Description
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is Peru’s largest, publicly traded, precious metals company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company is engaged in the mining, processing, development and exploration of gold and silver and other metals via wholly owned mines as well as through its participation in joint exploration projects. Buenaventura currently operates several mines in Peru: Orcopampa*, Uchucchacua*, Julcani*, El Brocal, La Zanja and Coimolache, and is developing the Tambomayo project.

The Company owns 43.65% of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L (a partnership with Newmont Mining Corporation), an important precious metal producer; 19.58% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper producer.

For a printed version of the Company’s 2019 Form 20-F, please contact the investor relations contacts on page 1 of this report, or download the PDF format file from the Company’s web site at www.buenaventura.com.

(*) Operations wholly owned by Buenaventura

Note on Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and related conference call contain, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements including statements related to the Company’s ability to manage its business and liquidity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s results of operations, including net revenues, earnings and cash flows, the Company’s ability to reduce costs and capital spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic if needed, the Company’s balance sheet, liquidity and inventory position throughout and following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s prospects for financial performance, growth and achievement of its long-term growth algorithm following the COVID-19 pandemic, future dividends and share repurchases.

This press release may also contain forward-looking information (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including those concerning the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s costs and expenses, results of exploration, the continued improving efficiency of operations, prevailing market prices of gold, silver, copper and other metals mined, the success of joint ventures, estimates of future explorations, development and production, subsidiaries’ plans for capital expenditures, estimates of reserves and Peruvian political, economic, social and legal developments. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s view with respect to the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s future financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors discussed elsewhere in this Press Release.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225006309/en/

Contacts

Contacts in Lima:
Daniel Dominguez, Chief Financial Officer
(511) 419 2540

Rodrigo Echecopar, Head of Investor Relations
(511) 419 2591 / rodrigo.echecopar@buenaventura.pe

Contact in NY:
Barbara Cano
(646) 452-2334 / barbara@inspirgroup.com

Company Website: http://www.buenaventura.com/en/inversionistas