|Bid||0.00 x 4000|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||23.56 - 23.85|
|52 Week Range||23.56 - 30.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.62%|
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) operates the giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia (EIDO). Rio Tinto (RIO) is Freeport’s partner at the mine. Notably, Grasberg is the second largest copper mine globally after BHP Billiton (BHP) owned Escondida.
Indonesia's markets and country-specific ETFs have been among the worst performers in the emerging markets category as foreign investors pull capital out of the country. The Indonesian equity market has slipped more than 8% in two weeks while the rupiah currency depreciated 1.4% since mid-April as global investors yanked funds from emerging markets, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Foreign ownership in government bonds is positive because it shows foreigners’ confidence on our economic fundamentals,” Luky Alfirman, director-general of financing and risk management at Indonesia’s Finance Ministry, told the WSJ.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) operates the Grasberg mine in Indonesia. The Grasberg mine is the world’s second-largest mine after BHP Billiton’s (BHP) Escondida mine. Rio Tinto (RIO) (TRQ) is Freeport’s partner at the Grasberg mine. Despite Freeport-McMoRan agreeing to two of the key demands made by the Indonesian government, its problems are far from over.
In the previous article, we looked at various factors that may have triggered the massive sell-off in Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) stock yesterday. Southern Copper (SCCO), another pure-play copper miner, also fell on April 24. Along with the abovementioned factors, issues in Indonesia may have made investors wary of Freeport.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) released its 1Q18 earnings today and reported revenues of $4.8 billion. Freeport’s 1Q18 adjusted EPS (earnings per share) from continuing operations were $0.46, versus $0.13 in the corresponding quarter last year. Despite the sharp yearly increase, Freeport’s 1Q18 earnings fell short of expectations.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) operates the Grasberg mine in Indonesia (EIDO) with Rio Tinto (RIO) (TRQ) as a minority partner. While the mine is a crown jewel in Freeport’s portfolio due to its vast size and attractive unit cash costs, its operations have been surrounded by uncertainties. Let’s discuss these uncertainties in perspective.
As we noted in the previous part of this series, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) expects its unit cash costs to fall in 2018, largely due to lower production costs at its Grasberg mine (RIO)(TRQ). Freeport expects a byproduct credit of $2.56 per pound at its Grasberg mine this year, bringing down the mine’s unit cash costs after byproduct credits to -$0.57 per pound. To put this figure in context, consider that the company’s unit cash costs after byproduct credits are expected to average $1.67 per pound in North America and $1.63 per pound in South America.
As we noted previously, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has reinstated its dividend, which was suspended in 2015. In this article, we’ll see what could be Freeport’s management’s next priority after dividend reinstatement. During the 4Q17 earnings call, Richard Adkerson, Freeport’s CEO, said that that he has two personal milestones: “One is when Freeport starts paying dividends again and two is when I can take a group of analysts and shareholders back out to Grasberg to see the place.” While dividend reinstatement was more of a policy decision, Grasberg represents a more complex problem for Freeport.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) operates the giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Rio Tinto (RIO) (TRQ) is Freeport’s minority partner in the mine (GLEN-L). The operations have been surrounded by controversies in the last few years.
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Freeport-McMoRan’s 2018 Outlook: Can It Continue Its Dream Run? In August 2017, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) announced a framework with the Indonesian government (EIDO). Under the terms of that framework, Freeport agreed to construct a smelter in Indonesia within five years.
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