|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||11.51 - 11.79|
|52 Week Range||9.35 - 18.87|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.60|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.82|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.27 (2.41%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Before the opening bell on Tuesday, Fresnillo PLC (FNLPF) released its operating and financial results for 2018. The Mexican miner produced 922,527 ounces of gold, which was a 1.3% increase from 2017, and achieved an annual record of 61.8 million ounces of silver, which reflects 5.3% year-over-year growth. While the company surpassed its guidance on gold production for the year, silver production missed the mark as a result of lower ore grades and some operating issues.
The FTSE 100 ended 0.5 percent lower after steep losses in the morning as the index's stocks, which book much of their earnings in dollars, were marred by the pound surging to four-month highs. The midcaps added 0.1 percent as a 10 percent surge in Travis Perkins on better-than-expected full-year adjusted earnings helped cushion a slump in Metro Bank triggered by a cash call. The pound gained on reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May would rule out a no-deal Brexit and delay the March 29 deadline for exit from the European Union.
Mexico's largest gold producer also reported lower-than-expected full year pretax profit, hurt by weak silver output and higher costs. Fresnillo was forced to cut its 2019 silver production forecast last month after 2018 output missed its own estimates, largely because of lower ore grades at the Fresnillo and Saucito mines as well as operational issues. "We anticipate that 2019 will be a more challenging year than 2018," Fresnillo said.
Fresnillo said it expects 2019 to be a difficult year as a result of lower precious-metal prices, as well as inflation. “I also expect to see higher depreciation costs as a result of the investments we have made in recent years into the operations, while we continue to expect to work through operational issues and lower grades at certain mines during the year,” Chief Executive Octavio Alvidrez said. Fresnillo previously said that while it achieved record production in 2018, it still came in below guidance as a result of lower-than-expected ore grades at its Fresnillo and Saucito mines in Mexico.
If you foresee gold prices pushing over $1,350 in 2019, as Kitco.com says the majority of Wall Street does, then I suggest you look for publicly traded gold miners that tend to outperform the industry during a gold bull market. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with FNLPF. One of these players is Fresnillo PLC (FNLPF) (FRES.L), a Mexican developer, explorer and producer of gold and other precious metals.
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Silver production rose 6.3 percent to 15.5 million ounces in the third quarter due to the contribution of a new plant, higher ore grades at some of its mines and higher volumes at its expanded San Julián facility in Northwestern Mexico. Gold production fell 3.5 percent to 225,202 ounces in the third quarter, partly due to lower volume of ore processed at its Herradura mine in Northwest Mexico and lower ore grade and recovery rate at San Julián Veins.
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MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - European shares hit their lowest in more than 21 months on Thursday following a slide on Wall Street as jitters over rising U.S. Treasury yields and signs of slowing global growth prompted broad selling of risky assets. All sectors in Europe fell, though tech recovered some losses thanks to M&A hopes. The euro zone's STOXX (.STOXXE) index extended losses during the day to close down 1.7 percent, while Britain's FTSE 100 (.FTSE) fell 1.9 percent.
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