Russia: Polyus ore reserves down in 2017

As of December 31, 2017 Polyus gold JORC reserves were estimated at 68 million ounces, down from 71 million ounces as of December 31, 2016. Average gold content is 1.8 g per ton, including alluvial sites and ores with low contents. Polyus retains the second position among the largest gold producers in the world as…

Russia: Polyus to increase gold output

Polyus has confirmed its gold output forecast for 2018 on the level of 2.375-2.425 million ounces and 2.8 million ounces in 2019. In 2020 it is expected to produce also 2.8 million ounces. Expenses are projected to reach $425 and $450 per ounce in 2018 and 2019-2020. This year capital expenses will amount to $850…

Russia: Polyus profits down in 2017

In 2017 Polyus received $1.241 billion of net profit, down by 14% YoY, or 72.191 billion rubles, down by 24.2%. Revenue grew by 11%, to $2.721 billion, EBITDA – by 11%, to $1.7 billion. In Q4 2017 Polyus net profit dropped by 28% QoQ, to $267 million, and corrected net profit by 19%, to $242…

Russia: Polymetal gold output up in 2017

Gold output of precious metals producer Polymetal International rose by 21% YoY, to 1.075 million ounces, while silver production decreased by 8%, to 26.8 million ounces in 2017, it said in a statement on January 24. Total output in gold equivalent grew by 13% YoY, to 1.433 million ounces, overshooting the production plan by 2%.…

Russia: Polyus sets dividend minimum

Polyus, the largest gold-extracting company in Russia, has changed its dividend policy. The company Board of directors has approved the change of the dividend policy having set the minimum annual size of dividends for 2017 and 2018 on the level of $550 million. Thus, the amount of dividends for the corresponding period will total 30%…

Russia: Polyus gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Polyus increased gold output by 10% YoY, to 2.16 million ounces (67.2 tons) mostly because of the increase of production at Olimpiada and Verninskoye deposits. The company forecast the output on the level of 2.075-2.125 million ounces of gold. Sales grew by 13%, to 2.158 million ounces, including 170 thousand ounces of gold…

Russia: Polyus output up in Q3 2017

In July-September Polyus gold output increased by 16% YoY, to 642 thousand ounces. Ore output went up by 45%, to 10 million tons. Ore processing grew by 12%, to 7.3 million tons. Sales increased by 10% YoY, to 578 thousand ounces. EBITDA went up by 7%, to $475 million (28.16 billion rubles). Profits decreased to…

Russia: Polyus to increase gold output in 2018

In 2018 Polyus intends to increase gold output to 2.35-2.4 million ounces (73.1-74.6 tons) against 2.075-2.125 million ounces this year. The company long-term plan presupposes reaching 2.8 million ounces (87.1 tons) in 2019. Earlier the company planned to obtain 2.7 million ounces of gold by 2020. One of the growth drivers will be the Natalka…

Russia: Polyus gold output up in H1 2017

In January-June Polyus increased gold output by 12%, to 938 thousand ounces (29.17 tons), mostly thanks to the growth of manufacture at Olimpiada and Verninskoye deposits. Gold sales increased by 17%, to 983 thousand ounces, including 71 thousand ounces in concentrate from Olimpiada. Sales revenue reached $1.217 billion, up by 14%, at the average price…

Russia: Polyus SPO volume at $879 million

The volume of Russian gold producer Polyus’ secondary public offering (SPO) amounted to $879 million taking into account the option of oversubscription or $799 million without this option, the company said in a statement. Polyus said earlier its board of directors set the SPO price at $66.5 per share. Around 9% of the company’s shares…