|Bid||3.060 x 41400|
|Ask||3.070 x 35600|
|Day's Range||2.990 - 3.080|
|52 Week Range||2.440 - 3.590|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||34.11|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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.
Small-caps and large-caps are wildly popular among investors; however, mid-cap stocks, such as Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TSX:TRQ) with a market-capitalization of CA$7.87B, rarely draw their attention. However, history showsRead More...
In the previous part of this series, we noted that Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) expects its 1Q18 copper shipments to be similar to the sequential quarter. Meanwhile, for commodity producers Antofagasta (ANTO), Southern Copper (SCCO), and Rio Tinto (RIO)(TRQ), commodity prices have a higher impact on earnings than shipments. In this article, we’ll see how commodity prices played out in 1Q18 amid the US-China trade war and how it could impact Freeport’s financial performance.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is scheduled to release its 1Q18 earnings on April 24. In this article, we’ll see what analysts are projecting for Freeport’s 1Q18 revenues. Freeport managed to beat its revenue estimates by a wide margin in the last two consecutive quarters.
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.
While inventory levels are a key price driver, offering insights into the underlying demand-supply balance, we’ve also seen sudden arrivals to and withdrawals from LME (London Metal Exchange) warehouses. The LME copper inventory fell from 301,000 on August 3 to 211,000 on September 8, 2017. Looking at current markets, we’ve again seen a sudden spike in the LME copper inventory.
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What Could Sustain Freeport’s Rally? In the previous article, we looked at issues facing Freeport-McMoRan’s (FCX) Grasberg operations and compared the stock’s valuation to its peer companies. Notably, Grasberg is a key long-term asset for the company.
Annual revenue from Mongolia's giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine fell 22 per cent last year, the Rio Tinto unit in charge of the project said, with construction delays leaving it unable to take full advantage of higher prices. Oyu Tolgoi booked $939.8 million in revenue for 2017, down from $1.2 billion the previous year, Turquoise Hill Resources said in its 2017 financial report published on Thursday.
The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company said it had profit of 3 cents per share. The metal and coal mining company posted revenue of $251.7 million in the period. For the year, the company reported ...
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The Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia's southern Gobi Desert will lift force majeure effective March 1 and majority owner Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Wednesday that it expected to make up any sales-related effect over the next few quarters. Force majeure was declared Jan. 17 after protests by Chinese coal haulers disrupted deliveries by blockading roads near the Chinese-Mongolian border, leaving Oyu Tolgoi convoys unable to deliver copper concentrates. Force majeure is a legal status companies invoke when they cannot make deliveries of a commodity because of forces outside of their control.
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.
Mongolia can build a power plant at its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine by 2021 to supply the Oyu Tolgoi copper project, energy officials said on Tuesday, as the government seeks to hold Rio Tinto to an agreement to use Mongolian power. Tensions have mounted between the Mongolian government and its fellow shareholders in Oyu Tolgoi, where Rio Tinto is operating a huge underground extension.
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.