Agnico Eagle Mines Value Stock - Dividend - Research SelectionAgnico Eagle Mines Ltd (ISIN: CA0084741085, WKN: 860325)Market price date: 21.11.2019 Market price: 60,17 USD
|Market Capitalization||14.019.609.600,00 USD|
|Raw Data Source||US GAAP in Millionen USD|
|Last Balance Sheet Update||18.02.2019|
|Fundamental ratios calculated on: 21-11-2019|
Description of the company
The Company is an established Canadian-based international gold producer with mining operations in northwestern Quebec, northern Mexico, northern Finland and Nunavut and exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The Company's operating history includes over three decades of continuous gold production primarily from underground operations. Since its formation on June 1, 1972, the Company has produced approximately 8.5 million ounces of gold. For definitions of certain technical terms used in the following discussion, see "– Glossary of Selected Mining Terms" in this Item 4.
The Company's strategy is to focus on the continued exploration, development and expansion of its properties, all of which are located in politically stable jurisdictions. The Company has spent approximately $3.1 billion on mine development over the last five years. Through this development program, the Company transformed itself from a regionally focused, single mine producer to a multi-mine international gold producer with five operating, 100% owned mines, two mine development projects and one advanced exploration project.
Since 1988, the LaRonde mine, in the Abitibi region of Quebec, has been the Company's flagship operation, producing approximately 4.5 million ounces of gold as well as valuable byproducts. The Lapa mine, one of the Company's highest grade metals mines, is 11 kilometres east of the LaRonde mine, and the Goldex mine project, where mine construction on the M and E zones was approved in July 2012, is 60 kilometres east of the LaRonde mine. The synergies between these sites contribute to the Company's efforts to reduce costs. The Kittila mine in Finland, which achieved commercial production in May 2009, has a long reserve life and has significant production expansion potential. In February 2012, the Board approved expansion of mining operations at the Kittila mine to a capacity of 3,750 tonnes per day. The Pinos Altos mine, in Mexico, achieved commercial production in November 2009 and also has significant production expansion potential. The Company's fifth mine, Meadowbank, in Nunavut, achieved commercial production in March 2010 and is expected to produce the most gold (approximately 360,000 ounces) in 2013. In September 2012, the Company began the development and construction at the La India mine project in Mexico. The La India mine project and the Goldex mine project are both expected to achieve commercial production in the second quarter of 2014. In addition, the Company plans to pursue opportunities for growth in gold production and gold reserves through the prudent acquisition or development of exploration properties, development properties, producing properties and other mining businesses in the Americas and Europe.
In 2012, the Company produced 1,043,811 ounces of gold at total cash costs per ounce of $640 net of revenues from byproduct metals. For 2013, the Company expects to produce between 970,000 and 1,010,000 ounces of gold at a total cash cost per ounce of gold produced of between $700 and $750 net of byproduct revenue. These expected higher total cash costs compared to 2012 reflect the high proportion of production coming from the Meadowbank mine, which is expected to have higher total cash costs per ounce compared to the Company's average; higher costs associated with the transition to underground mining operations at the Pinos Altos mine and the Kittila mine; and increased production from the Company's mines that do not contain byproduct metals, revenue from which reduces total cash costs per ounce. In addition, the higher total cash costs per ounce also reflect the strength of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar and continued escalations in labour, shipping and transportation costs. See "Note to Investors Concerning Certain Measures of Performance" for a discussion of the use of the non-US GAAP measure total cash costs per ounce. The Company has traditionally sold all of its production at the spot price of gold due to its general policy not to sell forward its future gold production.
The Company expects its all-in sustaining costs for 2013 to be approximately $1,075 per ounce of gold. The Company calculates all-in sustaining costs as the aggregate of total cash costs (net of byproduct credits), sustaining capital expense, corporate, general and administrative expense (net of stock option expense) and exploration expenses divided by the number of ounces produced. All-in sustaining costs is a non-US GAAP measure and is used to show the full cost of gold production from current operations. The Company's methodology for calculating all-in sustaining costs may not be similar to the methodology used by other producers that disclose all-in sustaining costs. The Company may change the methodology it uses to calculate all-in sustaining costs in the future, including in response to the adoption of formal industry guidance regarding this measure by the World Gold Council.
The Company operates through four segments: Canada, Europe, Latin America and Exploration.
The Canadian Segment is comprised of the Company's operations in the Province of Quebec and the Nunavut Territory. The Company's Quebec properties include the LaRonde mine, the Lapa mine and the Goldex mine project, each of which is held directly by the Company. In 2012, the Quebec properties accounted for approximately 25% of the Company's gold production, comprised of approximately 15% from the LaRonde mine and approximately 10% from the Lapa mine. In 2013, the Company anticipates that its Quebec properties will account for approximately 28% of the Company's gold production, of which 18% and 10% of the Company's gold production will come from the LaRonde mine and the Lapa mine, respectively.
The Company's Nunavut properties are comprised of the Meadowbank mine and the Meliadine project, which are both held directly by the Company. In 2012, the Meadowbank mine accounted for approximately 35% of the Company's gold production and the Company anticipates that in 2013 the Meadowbank mine will account for approximately 36% of the Company's gold production.
The Company's operations in the European Segment are conducted through its indirect subsidiary, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, which owns the Kittila mine in Finland. In 2012, the Kittila mine accounted for approximately 17% of the Company's gold production and the Company anticipates that in 2013 the Kittila mine will again account for approximately 17% of the Company's gold production.
In the Latin American Region, the Company's mining at Pinos Altos are conducted through its subsidiary, Agnico Eagle Mexico S.A. de C.V., which owns the Pinos Altos mine, including the Creston Mascota deposit. The La India mine project is owned by the Company's indirect subsidiary, Agnico Sonora, S.A. de C.V. In 2012, the Pinos Altos mine accounted for approximately 23% of the Company's gold production and the Company anticipates that in 2013 the Pinos Altos mine will account for approximately 19% of the Company's gold production.
The Exploration Segment includes the Company's grassroots exploration operations in the United States, the European exploration office, the Canadian exploration offices and the Latin American exploration office. In addition, the Company has international exploration offices in Reno, Nevada and Vancouver, Canada.