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Newmont Goldcorp Announces Newmont’s First Quarter 2019 Results

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) announced first quarter 2019 results for Newmont Mining Corporation (Newmont or the Company).

  • Net income: Delivered GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to stockholders of $113 million or $0.21 per diluted share; delivered adjusted net income1 of $176 million or $0.33 per diluted share, down $0.02 compared to the prior year quarter
  • EBITDA: Generated $687 million in adjusted EBITDA2, up seven percent from the prior year quarter
  • Cash flow: Reported consolidated cash flow from continuing operations of $574 million, more than double prior year quarter, and free cash flow3 of $349 million
  • Gold costs applicable to sales (CAS)4: Reported CAS of $701 per ounce, an improvement of six percent compared to the prior year quarter, and in-line with the Company’s full year guidance
  • Gold all-in sustaining costs (AISC)5: Reported AISC of $907 per ounce, an improvement of four percent compared to the prior year quarter, and in-line with the Company’s full year guidance
  • Attributable gold production: Produced 1.23 million ounces of gold, in-line with the Company’s full year guidance
  • Portfolio improvements: Forged a strategic joint venture agreement with Barrick to create the world’s largest gold producing complex by combining the companies’ respective mining operations, assets, reserves, and talent in Nevada; completed Tanami Power Project in Australia safely and on schedule, lowering power costs and carbon emissions by 20 percent
  • Financial strength: Ended the quarter with net debt of $0.8 billion and $3.5 billion cash on hand, supporting an investment-grade credit profile; declared a first quarter dividend of $0.14 per share; declared a one-time special dividend of $0.88 per share to be paid on May 1, 2019, to Newmont shareholders of record based on outstanding shares as of April 17, 2019, and not including any shares issued in connection with the recently completed Newmont Goldcorp transaction.
  • Newmont Goldcorp update: On January 14, 2019, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding common shares of Goldcorp Inc. (Goldcorp) in a primarily stock transaction. On April 18, 2019, Newmont closed its acquisition of Goldcorp following receipt of all regulatory approvals and approval by Newmont’s and Goldcorp’s shareholders of the resolutions at the shareholder meetings on April 11 and April 4, 2019, respectively. As of the closing date, the combined company is known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, continuing to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker NEM and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker NGT.

“We delivered $349 million in free cash flow in the quarter while meeting production and cost targets on the back of continued operational excellence,” said Gary J. Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer. “This performance gave us the means to deliver superior shareholder value in the form of a special dividend, and to build a stronger future by advancing profitable projects on three continents, and by progressing two historic transactions. Our joint venture in Nevada will generate synergies and create the world’s largest gold mining complex, and our combination with Goldcorp will create the world’s leading gold business as measured by assets, prospects and people.”

First Quarter 2019 Summary Results

Net income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Newmont stockholders was $113 million or $0.21 per diluted share, a decrease of $57 million from the prior year quarter primarily due to integration and transaction costs associated with the Newmont Goldcorp transaction and Nevada Joint Venture and lower average realized gold prices; partially offset by higher gold production.

Adjusted net income was $176 million or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $185 million or $0.35 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. The adjustments to net income of $0.12 related to integration and transaction costs associated with the Newmont Goldcorp transaction and Nevada Joint Venture, an increase in the fair value of investments, restructuring charges, and valuation allowances and other tax adjustments.

Revenue of $1.8 billion was in-line with the prior year quarter as higher gold ounces sold were offset by lower average realized gold price and lower copper pounds sold.

Average realized price6 for gold was $1,300, a decrease of $26 per ounce over the prior year quarter; average realized price for copper was $2.89 per pound, in-line with the prior year quarter.

Attributable gold production increased two percent to 1.23 million ounces primarily due to a full quarter of mining at Subika Underground and higher grade at Merian and Yanacocha, partially offset by reduced mining and lower grade at KCGM.

Gold CAS decreased five percent to $935 million for the quarter. Gold CAS per ounce improved to $701 for the quarter from higher production, lower stockpile and leach pad inventory adjustments and a favorable Australian dollar foreign currency exchange rate.

Gold AISC decreased four percent to $907 per ounce for the quarter on lower CAS.

Attributable copper production decreased 17 percent to 10,000 tonnes for the quarter, primarily due to lower grades and throughput at Boddington, partially offset by higher grades at Phoenix. Copper CAS totaled $43 million for the quarter. Copper CAS was $1.94 per pound, an 11 percent increase over the prior year quarter due to lower production at Boddington, partially offset by higher production at Phoenix and a favorable Australian dollar foreign currency exchange rate. Copper AISC for the quarter rose nine percent to $2.26 per pound primarily from higher CAS per pound.

Capital expenditures7 decreased by three percent from the prior year quarter to $225 million primarily due to the completion of Subika Underground; partially offset by higher spending for growth projects, including Quecher Main, Yanacocha Sulfides, Tanami Expansion 2, and the Ahafo Mill Expansion and Ahafo North.

Consolidated operating cash flow from continuing operations increased 116 percent from the prior year quarter to $574 million due to favorable changes in working capital. Free cash flow also increased $314 million to $349 million for the quarter from higher operating cash flow.

Balance sheet ended the quarter with $3.5 billion cash on hand and a leverage ratio of 0.3x net debt to adjusted EBITDA. Newmont is committed to maintaining an investment-grade credit profile.

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1  

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders.

2

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders.

3

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Net cash provided by operating activities.

4

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Costs applicable to sales.

5

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Costs applicable to sales.

6

Non-GAAP measure. See end of this release for reconciliation to Sales.

7

Capital expenditures refers to Additions to property plant and mine development from the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

 

Corporate update

On March 10, 2019, the Company entered into an implementation agreement with Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) to establish a joint venture that will combine certain mining operations and assets located in Nevada and historically included in the Company’s North America reportable segment and certain of Barrick’s Nevada mining operations and assets (the Nevada JV Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the Nevada JV Agreement, Barrick and the Company will hold economic interests in the joint venture equal to 61.5 percent and 38.5 percent, respectively. Barrick will operate the joint venture with overall management responsibility and will be subject to the supervision and direction of the joint venture’s Board of Managers, which will be comprised of three managers appointed by Barrick and two managers appointed by Newmont. The Company and Barrick will have an equal number of representatives on the joint venture’s technical, finance and exploration advisory committees. Establishment of the joint venture is subject to the usual conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Projects update

Newmont’s capital-efficient project pipeline supports stable production with improving margins and mine life. Near-term development capital projects are presented below. Funding for Ahafo Mill Expansion and Quecher Main has been approved and these projects are in execution. Additional projects represent incremental improvements to production and cost guidance. Internal rates of return (IRR) on these projects are calculated at a $1,200 gold price.

  • Ahafo Mill Expansion (Africa) is designed to maximize resource value by improving production margins and accelerating stockpile processing. The project also supports profitable development of Ahafo’s highly prospective underground resources. Both first production and commercial production are expected in the fourth quarter of 2019. The expansion is expected to increase average annual gold production by between 75,000 and 100,000 ounces per year for the first five years beginning in 2020. Capital costs for the project are estimated between $140 and $180 million with expenditure of approximately $35 to $45 million in 2019. The project has an IRR of more than 20 percent.

    The Ahafo Mill Expansion, together with the Company’s recently completed Subika Underground project, will improve Ahafo’s production to between 550,000 and 650,000 ounces per year for the first five full years of production (2020 to 2024). During this period Ahafo’s CAS is expected to be between $650 and $750 per ounce and AISC is expected to be between $800 and $900 per ounce. This represents average production improvement of between 200,000 and 300,000 ounces at CAS improvement of between $150 and $250 per ounce and AISC improvement of $250 to $350 per ounce, compared to 2016 actuals.
  • Quecher Main (South America) will add oxide production at Yanacocha, leverage existing infrastructure and enable potential future growth at Yanacocha. Commercial production is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019. Quecher Main extends the life of the Yanacocha operation to 2027 with average annual gold production of approximately 200,000 ounces per year between 2020 and 2025 (100 percent basis). During the same period, incremental CAS is expected to be between $750 and $850 per ounce and AISC between $900 and $1,000 per ounce. Capital costs for the project are expected to be between $250 and $300 million with expenditure of $95 to $105 million in 2019. The project IRR is expected to be greater than 10 percent.

Newmont outlook

Newmont issued its 2019 and longer-term outlook in December 2018 and the figures did not include the impact of the Newmont Goldcorp transaction, which closed on April 18, 2019, or the proposed Nevada Joint Venture. The outlook reflected steady gold production and ongoing investment in its operating assets and most promising growth prospects. Newmont does not include development projects that have not yet been funded or reached execution stage in its outlook which represents upside to guidance.

Attributable gold production is expected to be 5.2 million ounces in 2019, primarily driven by a full year of higher grade production from the recently completed Subika Underground project in Africa. Production is expected to be 4.9 million ounces in 2020 and longer-term production is expected to remain stable at between 4.4 and 4.9 million ounces per year through 2023 excluding development projects which have yet to be approved.

  • North America production is expected to be 1.9 million ounces in 2019 as higher grade production from Northwest Exodus and Twin Underground are offset by the depletion of Silverstar ore at Carlin and lower gold production at Phoenix as mining shifts to higher copper grade ore from the Bonanza pit. Production remains at 1.9 million ounces in 2020 and 2021 as higher grades at Long Canyon following the stripping campaign help offset lower grades at CC&V. North American production may be impacted by approximately 70,000 ounces following the Gold Quarry wall slip but mine plan optimization work is ongoing. The Company continues to pursue profitable growth opportunities at Carlin, Long Canyon, CC&V and Galore Creek.
  • South America production is expected to be 650,000 ounces in 2019 as productivity improvements at Merian offset the transition to harder ore. Production is expected to decrease to 560,000 ounces in 2020 and 450,000 ounces in 2021 as the Tapado Oeste pit and Yanacocha laybacks are mined out and Merian transitions from saprolite to hard rock. The Company continues to advance near-mine growth opportunities at Merian and both oxide and sulfide potential at Yanacocha.
  • Australia production is expected to be 1.5 million ounces in 2019 with higher grades and throughput and productivity gains at Tanami, offset by lower mining rates at KCGM following the wall slips and the continuation of stripping at Boddington. Production is expected to be 1.5 million ounces in 2020 and 1.6 million ounces in 2021 as Boddington accesses higher grade ore. KCGM’s near-term production has been lowered due to the wall slips, but optimization work continues to recover the impacted ounces as part of the broader Golden Mile Growth Study. The Company continues to advance studies for a second expansion at Tanami and expects to reach a full-funds decision in the second half of 2019.
  • Africa production is expected to be 1.1 million ounces in 2019 with a full year of production from Subika Underground, higher grades from the Subika open pit and improved mill throughput in the second half of the year with the Ahafo Mill Expansion. Production is expected to be 930,000 ounces in 2020 with lower grades at Akyem and Subika open pit which are partially offset by higher underground grades at Ahafo and a full year of production from the Ahafo Mill Expansion. In 2021, production is expected to be 1 million ounces as Akyem reaches higher grades near the bottom of the pit. The company continues to advance the Ahafo North project and other prospective surface and underground opportunities.

Gold cost outlook CAS is expected to be $710 per ounce for 2019 following higher production at Ahafo, lower mining costs at Yanacocha and lower operational costs at Tanami with the completion of the Tanami Power Project. The Company continues to implement Full Potential cost and efficiency improvements and advance technology initiatives to offset inflation and input cost pressures. CAS is expected to be $750 per ounce for 2020 and between $690 and $740 per ounce longer-term through 2023. AISC is expected to be $935 per ounce in 2019 on improved CAS in Africa and South America partially offset by higher sustaining capital. AISC is expected to be $975 per ounce in 2020 and between $875 and $975 longer-term through 2023. Future Full Potential savings and profitable ounces from projects that are not yet approved represent additional upside not currently captured in guidance.

  • North America CAS is expected to be $785 per ounce in 2019 as lower leach grades drive inventory cost increases at CC&V which are partially offset by cost improvements across the other North American operations. CAS is expected to be $760 per ounce in 2020 and $790 per ounce in 2021 with higher production at Twin Creeks as the Turquoise Ridge Joint Venture (TRJV) optimization project ramps up. AISC is expected to be $975 per ounce in 2019 on improved unit CAS. AISC is expected to be $925 per ounce in 2020 and 2021. North American CAS and AISC guidance may be impacted by the Gold Quarry wall slip and mine plan optimization work is ongoing.
  • South America CAS is expected to be $640 per ounce in 2019 driven by a lower stripping ratio at Yanacocha partially offset by higher labor and mill maintenance costs at Merian. CAS is expected to increase to $825 per ounce in 2020 with higher inventory costs and strip ratio at Yanacocha. CAS is expected to be $830 per ounce in 2021 as Merian fully transitions into harder rock which is partially offset by lower operating costs at Yanacocha as the oxide mill shuts down. AISC is expected to be $800 per ounce in 2019 due to lower CAS and sustaining capital. AISC is expected to be $995 per ounce in 2020 and $1,000 per ounce in 2021 on higher CAS and increases in sustaining capital.
  • Australia CAS is expected to be $775 per ounce in 2019 driven by increased stripping at Boddington and the drawdown of lower grade stockpiles at KCGM, partially offset by higher production and lower power costs at Tanami from switching to natural gas. CAS is expected to be $750 per ounce in 2020 and $645 per ounce in 2021 as Boddington reaches higher grades. AISC is expected to be $945 per ounce in 2019 on increased CAS. AISC is expected to be $925 per ounce in 2020 and $800 per ounce in 2021.
  • Africa CAS is expected to be $570 per ounce in 2019 due to higher grades from Subika Underground and Subika open pit and the Ahafo Mill Expansion coming online. CAS is expected to be $660 per ounce in 2020 and $625 per ounce in 2021 with mine sequencing at the Ahafo and Akyem pits driving production changes. AISC is expected to be $735 per ounce in 2019 on improved unit CAS, partly offset by higher sustaining capital for the Ahafo tailing storage facility expansion. AISC is expected to be $830 per ounce in 2020 and $780 per ounce in 2021.

Copper – Attributable production is expected to be 45,000 tonnes in 2019 and 2020 as Phoenix reaches higher grade copper ore from the Bonanza pit which is offset by lower production at Boddington. Copper production increases to between 45,000 and 65,000 tonnes longer-term through 2023 driven primarily from higher grades at Boddington following completion of the next stripping campaign. CAS is expected to rise to $2.05 per pound in 2019 and $2.10 per pound in 2020 due to higher stripping at Boddington. CAS is expected to improve to $1.55 to $1.75 per pound longer-term through 2023 as production at Boddington increases offsetting lower copper grades at Phoenix. AISC is expected to rise to $2.45 per pound in 2019 on increased CAS. AISC is expected to be $2.55 per pound in 2020 and $1.80 to $2.10 per pound longer-term.

Capital – Total consolidated capital is expected to be $1,070 million for 2019 and $730 million for 2020. Development capital of $390 million in 2019 includes investments in the Tanami Power Project in Australia, Ahafo Mill Expansion in Africa, Quecher Main in South America, and the TRJV third shaft in North America and expenditures to advance studies for future projects. Development capital is expected to be $70 million in 2020 and approximately $50 million longer-term until additional projects are approved. Sustaining capital is expected to be $700 million for 2019, $660 million for 2020 and between $450 and $550 million per year longer-term to cover infrastructure, equipment and ongoing mine development.

Consolidated expense outlook Interest expense is expected to be $215 million for 2019 from leases related to the Tanami Power Project and lower capitalized interest. Investment in exploration and advanced projects is expected to be $430 million in 2019 with increased near-mine and greenfield exploration spend across all regions and higher advanced project spend in North America. 2019 outlook for general & administrative costs is stable at $245 million and guidance for depreciation and amortization is expected to be $1,370 million.

Assumptions and sensitivities – Newmont’s outlook assumes $1,200 per ounce gold price, $2.50 per pound copper price, $0.75 USD/AUD exchange rate and $65 per barrel WTI oil price. Assuming a 35% portfolio tax rate, $100 per ounce increase in gold price would deliver an expected $335 million improvement in attributable free cash flow. Similarly, a $10 per barrel reduction in the price of oil and a $0.05 favorable change in the Australian dollar would deliver an expected $25 million and $45 million improvement in attributable free cash flow, respectively. These estimates exclude current hedge programs; please refer to Newmont’s Form 10-Q which was filed with the SEC on April 25, 2019 for further information on hedging positions.

2019 Newmont outlooka

Outlook figures in the tables below do not include the impact of the Newmont Goldcorp transaction, which closed on April 18, 2019, or the proposed Nevada Joint Venture.

2019 Outlook +/- 5%

   

Consolidated
Production

   

Attributable
Production

   

Consolidated
CAS

   

Consolidated All-in
Sustaining Costsb

   

Consolidated Sustaining
Capital & Finance
Lease Payments

   

Consolidated Development
Capital Expenditures

      (Koz, Kt)     (Koz, Kt)     ($/oz, $/lb)     ($/oz, $/lb)     ($M)     ($M)
North America 1,935 1,935 785 975 285 15
South America 1,030 650 640 800 75 175
Australia 1,470 1,470 775 945 215 70c
Africa     1,140     1,140     570     735     120     130
Total Goldd     5,600     5,200     710     935     700     390
                                     
Total Copper     45     45     2.05     2.45            
2019 Consolidated Expense Outlooke ($M) +/-5%
General & Administrative         245
Interest Expense 215
Depreciation and Amortization 1,370
Advanced Projects & Exploration 430
Adjusted Tax Expensef         210
a   2019 Outlook in the above table are considered “forward-looking statements” and are based upon certain assumptions. For example, 2019 Outlook assumes $1,200/oz Au, $2.50/lb Cu, $0.75 USD/AUD exchange rate and $65/barrel WTI; AISC and CAS estimates do not include inflation, for the remainder of the year. Production, CAS, AISC and capital estimates exclude projects that have not yet been approved. The potential impact on inventory valuation as a result of lower prices, input costs, and project decisions are not included as part of this Outlook. Such assumptions may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ from those anticipated, including variation beyond a +/- 5% range. Amounts may not recalculate to totals due to rounding. See cautionary note at the end of this release.
b All-in sustaining costs or AISC as used in the Company’s Outlook is a non-GAAP metric; see below for further information and reconciliation to consolidated 2019 CAS outlook.
c Includes financing lease payments related to the Tanami Power Project paid over a 10 year term beginning in 2019.
d Production outlook does not include equity production from stakes in TMAC (28.55%) or La Zanja (46.94%) as of December 31, 2018.
e Consolidated expense outlook is adjusted to exclude extraordinary items, such as certain tax valuation allowance adjustments.
f Consists of $75 of mining taxes and $135 of income taxes and is based on a $1,200/oz. gold price and $2.50/lb. copper price. Income taxes and mining taxes are particularly sensitive to pricing and actual expense will vary if realized prices differ significantly from these amounts.
 
 
    Three Months Ended March 31,
Operating Results     2019     2018     % Change
Attributable Sales (koz, kt)        
Attributable gold ounces sold 1,234 1,231 - %
Attributable copper tonnes sold 10 12

(17

)%

 
Average Realized Price ($/oz, $/lb)
Average realized gold price $ 1,300 $ 1,326

(2

)%

Average realized copper price     $ 2.89     $ 2.88     - %
 
Attributable Production (koz, kt)
North America 474 490

(3

)%

South America 185 144 28 %
Australia 340 366

(7

)%

Africa       231       209     11 %
Total Gold       1,230       1,209     2 %
 
North America 4 3 33 %
Australia       6       9    

(33

)%

Total Copper       10       12    

(17

)%

 
CAS Consolidated ($/oz, $/lb)
North America $ 787 $ 765 3 %
South America $ 577 $ 782

(26

)%

Australia $ 756 $ 707 7 %
Africa     $ 594     $ 746    

(20

)%

Total Gold     $ 701     $ 748    

(6

)%

Total Gold (by-product)     $ 683     $ 725    

(6

)%

 
North America $ 1.71 $ 1.88

(9

)%

Australia     $ 2.06     $ 1.68     23 %
Total Copper     $ 1.94     $ 1.74     11 %
 
AISC Consolidated ($/oz, $/lb)
North America $ 958 $ 918 4 %
South America $ 721 $ 921

(22

)%

Australia $ 897 $ 847 6 %
Africa     $ 775     $ 876    

(12

)%

Total Gold     $ 907     $ 943    

(4

)%

Total Gold (by-product)     $ 896     $ 926    

(3

)%

 
North America $ 2.01 $ 2.17

(7

)%

Australia     $ 2.38     $ 2.03     17 %
Total Copper     $ 2.26     $ 2.07     9 %
 
 
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited, in millions except per share)

 

    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019     2018
 
Sales $ 1,803 $ 1,817
 
Costs and expenses
Costs applicable to sales (1) 978 1,029
Depreciation and amortization 312 301
Reclamation and remediation 30 28
Exploration 41 40
Advanced projects, research and development 27 34
General and administrative 59 59
Other expense, net   68     11  
  1,515     1,502  
Other income (expense):
Other income, net 45 21
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest   (58 )   (53 )
  (13 )   (32 )
Income (loss) before income and mining tax and other items 275 283
Income and mining tax benefit (expense) (125 ) (105 )
Equity income (loss) of affiliates   (5 )   (9 )
Net income (loss) from continuing operations 145 169
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations   (26 )   22  
Net income (loss) 119 191
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests   (32 )   1  
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders $ 87   $ 192  
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders:
Continuing operations $ 113 $ 170
Discontinued operations   (26 )   22  
$ 87   $ 192  
Net income (loss) per common share
Basic:
Continuing operations $ 0.21 $ 0.32
Discontinued operations   (0.05 )   0.04  
$ 0.16   $ 0.36  
Diluted:
Continuing operations $ 0.21 $ 0.32
Discontinued operations   (0.05 )   0.04  
$ 0.16   $ 0.36  
 

(1) Excludes Depreciation and amortization and Reclamation and remediation.

 
 
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited, in millions)
 
    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019     2018
Operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 119 $ 191
Adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization 312 301
Stock-based compensation 19 19
Reclamation and remediation 27 26
Loss (income) from discontinued operations 26 (22 )
Deferred income taxes 21 10
Write-downs of inventory and stockpiles and ore on leach pads 44 82
Other operating adjustments (4 ) 10
Net change in operating assets and liabilities   10     (351 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations 574 266
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations (1)   (3 )   (3 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities   571     263  
Investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and mine development (225 ) (231 )
Purchases of investments (53 ) (6 )
Other   3     1  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   (275 )   (236 )
Financing activities:
Dividends paid to common stockholders (76 ) (76 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interests (44 ) (31 )
Payments for withholding of employee taxes related to stock-based compensation (39 ) (39 )
Funding from noncontrolling interests 26 32
Payments on lease and other financing obligations (10 ) (1 )
Repurchases of common stock       (64 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (143 )   (179 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (3 )    
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 150 (152 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   3,489     3,298  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 3,639   $ 3,146  
 
 
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,545 $ 3,111
Restricted cash included in Other current assets 2 1
Restricted cash included in Other noncurrent assets   92     34  
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 3,639   $ 3,146  
 
 
NEWMONT GOLDCORP CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited, in millions)
 
    At March 31,     At December 31,
2019 2018
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,545 $ 3,397
Trade receivables 209 254
Other accounts receivables 80 92
Investments 56 48
Inventories 634 630
Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 739 697
Other current assets   134     159  
Current assets 5,397 5,277
Property, plant and mine development, net 12,264 12,258
Investments 336 271
Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 1,835 1,866
Deferred income tax assets 378 401
Other non-current assets   670     642  
Total assets $ 20,880   $ 20,715  
 
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable $ 287 $ 303
Employee-related benefits 230 305
Income and mining taxes payable 96 71
Debt 626 626
Lease and other financing obligations 59 27
Other current liabilities   517     455  
Current liabilities 1,815 1,787
Debt 3,420 3,418
Reclamation and remediation liabilities 2,499 2,481
Deferred income tax liabilities 614 612
Employee-related benefits 415 401
Lease and other financing obligations 268 190
Other non-current liabilities   330     314  
Total liabilities   9,361     9,203  
       
Contingently redeemable noncontrolling interest   48     47  
 
EQUITY
Common stock 860 855
Treasury stock (109 ) (70 )
Additional paid-in capital 9,632 9,618
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (269 ) (284 )
Retained earnings   385     383  
Newmont stockholders' equity 10,499 10,502
Noncontrolling interests   972     963  
Total equity   11,471     11,465  
Total liabilities and equity $ 20,880   $ 20,715  
 
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standard meaning prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Unless otherwise noted, we present the Non-GAAP financial measures of our continuing operations in the tables below.

Adjusted net income (loss)

Management uses Adjusted net income (loss) to evaluate the Company’s operating performance and for planning and forecasting future business operations. The Company believes the use of Adjusted net income (loss) allows investors and analysts to understand the results of the continuing operations of the Company and its direct and indirect subsidiaries relating to the sale of products, by excluding certain items that have a disproportionate impact on our results for a particular period. Adjustments to continuing operations are presented before tax and net of our partners’ noncontrolling interests, when applicable. The tax effect of adjustments is presented in the Tax effect of adjustments line and is calculated using the applicable regional tax rate. Management’s determination of the components of Adjusted net income (loss) are evaluated periodically and based, in part, on a review of non-GAAP financial measures used by mining industry analysts. Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders is reconciled to Adjusted net income (loss) as follows:

    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019     2018
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders $ 87 $ 192
Net loss (income) attributable to Newmont stockholders from discontinued operations (1)   26     (22 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders from continuing operations 113 170
Goldcorp transaction and integration costs (2) 45
Change in fair value of investments (3) (21 )
Nevada JV transaction and integration costs (4) 12
Impairment of long-lived assets (5) 1
Loss (gain) on asset and investment sales, net (6) (1 )
Impairment of investments (7) 1
Restructuring and other, net (8) 5 5
Tax effect of adjustments (9) (8 ) (2 )
Valuation allowance and other tax adjustments (10)   29     12  
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 176   $ 185  
 
Net income (loss) per share, basic (11) $ 0.16 $ 0.36
Net loss (income) attributable to Newmont stockholders from discontinued operations   0.05     (0.04 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders from continuing operations 0.21 0.32
Goldcorp transaction and integration costs 0.08
Change in fair value of investments (0.04 )
Nevada JV transaction and integration costs 0.03
Impairment of long-lived assets
Loss (gain) on asset and investment sales, net
Impairment of investments
Restructuring and other, net 0.01 0.01
Tax effect of adjustments (0.02 )
Valuation allowance and other tax adjustments   0.06     0.02  
Adjusted net income (loss) per share, basic $ 0.33   $ 0.35  
 
Net income (loss) per share, diluted (11) $ 0.16 $ 0.36
Net loss (income) attributable to Newmont stockholders from discontinued operations   0.05     (0.04 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders from continuing operations 0.21 0.32
Goldcorp transaction and integration costs 0.08
Change in fair value of investments (0.04 )
Nevada JV transaction and integration costs 0.03
Impairment of long-lived assets
Loss (gain) on asset and investment sales, net
Impairment of investments
Restructuring and other, net 0.01 0.01
Tax effect of adjustments (0.02 )
Valuation allowance and other tax adjustments   0.06     0.02  
Adjusted net income (loss) per share, diluted $ 0.33   $ 0.35  
 
Weighted average common shares (millions):
Basic 534 534
Diluted (12) 534 535

(1)

  Net loss (income) attributable to Newmont stockholders from discontinued operations relates to (i) adjustments in our Holt royalty obligation, presented net of tax expense (benefit) of $- and $4, respectively, and (ii) adjustments to our Batu Hijau Contingent Consideration, presented net of tax expense (benefit) of $- and $1, respectively. For additional information regarding our discontinued operations, see Note 9 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Goldcorp transaction and integration costs, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents costs incurred related to the Newmont Goldcorp transaction during the first quarter 2019.

(3)

Change in fair value of investments, included in Other income, net, primarily represents unrealized holding gains and losses primarily related to our investments in Continental Gold, Inc. For additional information regarding our investment in Continental, see Note 16 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4)

Nevada JV transaction and integration costs, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents costs incurred related to the Nevada JV Agreement, including hostile defense fees, during the first quarter 2019.

(5)

Impairment of long-lived assets, included in Other expense, net, represents non-cash write-downs of long-lived assets.

(6)

Loss (gain) on asset and investment sales, net, included in Other income, net, primarily represents gains or losses on various asset sales. Amounts are presented net of income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests of $- and $(1), respectively.

(7)

Impairment of investments, included in Other income, net, represents other-than-temporary impairments of other investments.

(8)

Restructuring and other, net, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents certain costs associated with severance and legal settlements. Amounts are presented net of income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests of $- and $(1), respectively.

(9)

The tax effect of adjustments, included in Income and mining tax benefit (expense), represents the tax effect of adjustments in footnotes (2) through (8), as described above, and are calculated using the applicable regional tax rate.

(10)

Valuation allowance and other tax adjustments, included in Income and mining tax benefit (expense), is recorded for items such as net operating losses, foreign tax credits, capital losses, and disallowed foreign losses. The adjustment in 2019 is primarily due to increases in U.S. net operating losses of $23, increases to credit carryovers subject to valuation allowance of $5, increases to assets at Yanacocha subject to valuation allowance of $1, and increases to assets at Merian subject to valuation allowance of $1. The adjustment in 2018 is primarily due to increases in tax credit carryovers subject to valuation allowance of $5, increases to net operating loss and other deferred tax assets subject to valuation allowance at Yanacocha of $11 and other tax adjustments of $1. Amounts are presented net of income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests of $(1) and $(5), respectively.

(11)

Per share measures may not recalculate due to rounding.

(12)

Adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share is calculated using diluted common shares, which are calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP
 
 

Earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization and Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization

Management uses Earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and EBITDA adjusted for non-core or certain items that have a disproportionate impact on our results for a particular period (“Adjusted EBITDA”) as non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to, net income (loss), operating income (loss), or cash flow from operations as those terms are defined by GAAP, and do not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. Although Adjusted EBITDA and similar measures are frequently used as measures of operations and the ability to meet debt service requirements by other companies, our calculation of Adjusted EBITDA is not necessarily comparable to such other similarly titled captions of other companies. The Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our operating results in the same manner as our management and Board of Directors. Management’s determination of the components of Adjusted EBITDA are evaluated periodically and based, in part, on a review of non-GAAP financial measures used by mining industry analysts. Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders is reconciled to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as follows:

    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019     2018
Net income (loss) attributable to Newmont stockholders $ 87 $ 192
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests 32 (1 )
Net loss (income) from discontinued operations (1) 26 (22 )
Equity loss (income) of affiliates 5 9
Income and mining tax expense (benefit) 125 105
Depreciation and amortization 312 301
Interest expense, net   58     53  
EBITDA $ 645   $ 637  
Adjustments:
Goldcorp transaction and integration costs (2) $ 45 $
Change in fair value of investments (3) (21 )
Nevada JV transaction and integration costs (4) 12
Impairment of long-lived assets (5) 1
Loss (gain) on asset and investments sales (6) (1 ) 1
Impairment of investments (7) 1
Restructuring and other (8)   5     6  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 687   $ 644  

(1)

  Net loss (income) from discontinued operations relates to (i) adjustments in our Holt royalty obligation, presented net of tax expense (benefit) of $- and $4, respectively, and (ii) adjustments to our Batu Hijau Contingent Consideration, presented net of tax expense (benefit) of $- and $1, respectively. For additional information regarding our discontinued operations, see Note 9 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2)

Goldcorp transaction and integration costs, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents costs incurred related to the Newmont Goldcorp transaction during the first quarter 2019.

(3)

Change in fair value of investments, included in Other income, net, primarily represents unrealized holding gains and losses primarily related to our investment instruments in Continental Gold, Inc. For additional information regarding our investments in Continental, see Note 16 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

(4)

Nevada JV transaction and integration costs, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents costs incurred related to the Nevada JV Agreement, including hostile defense fees, during the first quarter 2019.

(5)

Impairment of long-lived assets, included in Other expense, net, represents non-cash write-downs of long-lived assets.

(6)

Loss (gain) on asset and investment sales, included in Other income, net, primarily represents gains or losses on various asset sales.

(7)

Impairment of investments, included in Other income, net, represents other-than-temporary impairments of other investments.

(8)

Restructuring and other, included in Other expense, net, primarily represents certain costs associated with severance and legal settlements.

 
 

Free Cash Flow

Management uses Free Cash Flow as a non-GAAP measure to analyze cash flows generated from operations. Free Cash Flow is Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities less Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of discontinued operations less Additions to property, plant and mine development as presented on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The Company believes Free Cash Flow is also useful as one of the bases for comparing the Company’s performance with its competitors. Although Free Cash Flow and similar measures are frequently used as measures of cash flows generated from operations by other companies, the Company’s calculation of Free Cash Flow is not necessarily comparable to such other similarly titled captions of other companies.

The presentation of non-GAAP Free Cash Flow is not meant to be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company’s performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity as those terms are defined by GAAP, and does not necessarily indicate whether cash flows will be sufficient to fund cash needs. The Company’s definition of Free Cash Flow is limited in that it does not represent residual cash flows available for discretionary expenditures due to the fact that the measure does not deduct the payments required for debt service and other contractual obligations or payments made for business acquisitions. Therefore, the Company believes it is important to view Free Cash Flow as a measure that provides supplemental information to the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, to Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, which the Company believes to be the GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to Free Cash Flow, as well as information regarding Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities and Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities.

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    Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019     2018
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 571 $ 263
Less: Net cash used in (provided by) operating activities of discontinued operations   3     3  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations 574 266
Less: Additions to property, plant and mine development   (225 )   (231 )
Free Cash Flow $ 349   $