Royal Gold Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 *Record royalty revenue of $79.9 million, a 16% increase year-over-year *Record Adjusted EBITDA^1 of $73.4 million, an 18% increase year-over-year Business Wire DENVER -- January 31, 2013 Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD)(TSX:RGL) today announced net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $27.2 million, or $0.42 per basic share, on record royalty revenue of $79.9 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. This compares to net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $23.4 million, or $0.42 per basic share, on royalty revenue of $68.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. For the six-month period ended December 31, 2012, royalty revenue was $157.7 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders was $52.0 million, or $0.84 per basic share. This compares to royalty revenue of $133.3 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $45.9 million, or $0.83 per basic share, for the six-month period ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted EBITDA^1 for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was a record $73.4 million representing 92% of revenue, an increase of 18% compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $62.1 million or 90% of revenue for the prior year period. Cash flow from operations for the quarter was $10.9 million, or $0.17 per basic share compared with $29.3 million or $0.53 per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Cash flow from operations was negatively impacted by provisional income tax payments of $22.6 million normally due during the quarter, and the timing of a withholding tax payment of $17.2 million, which is expected to be recovered in future periods. The 16% increase in revenue for the quarter was largely driven by increased production at Andacollo, Holt, Robinson, Mulatos, Las Cruces, Canadian Malartic and Wolverine, as well as the higher average price of gold and other metals. These increases were partially offset during the period by production declines at Voisey’s Bay, Cortez, Leeville and Dolores. The average price of gold for the quarter was $1,722 per ounce compared with $1,688 per ounce for the comparable period, an increase of 2%. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had a working capital surplus of $762.5 million. Current assets were $781.1 million (including $680.7 million in cash and equivalents), compared to current liabilities of $18.6 million, resulting in a current ratio of approximately 42 to 1. In addition to available working capital, the Company had $350 million available under its revolving line of credit. Tony Jensen, President and CEO, commented, “Our broad and diverse portfolio of assets continues to provide strong financial results as demonstrated by our record quarterly royalty revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. During the quarter, the majority of our producing properties performed well and, in particular, Andacollo recorded record gold production. We were also pleased that Las Cruces reached its design capacity, and several other properties continued to make steady progress toward targeted production levels.” RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Acquisition of Additional Royalty Option on the KSM Project In December, the Company increased the net smelter return (“NSR”) royalty option it may acquire on the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (“KSM”) project from 1.25% to 2.0%. The net cost to acquire the option was approximately $3.6 million. The Company now holds the right to purchase either a 1.25% NSR royalty for C$100 million, or a 2.0% NSR royalty for C$160 million on all of the gold and silver production from the project, payable in three equal installments over a 540-day period following exercise of its purchase right. The options to purchase the NSR royalty will remain exercisable for 60 days following Royal Gold’s satisfaction that the project has received all material approvals and permits, has sufficient committed funding for construction, and certain other conditions have been met. PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at certain of the Company’s principal producing and development properties during the quarter ended December 31, 2012 are listed below: Producing Properties Andacollo – Gold production increased during the quarter due to higher grade ore and improved recoveries. Teck continues to increase mill throughput rates as they de-bottleneck and optimize the plant. Canadian Malartic – Osisko reported that fourth quarter gold production totaled 101,544 ounces with calendar 2012 output of 388,478 ounces. During the quarter, throughput was affected by a 6-day shutdown to complete the installation of the second pebble crusher and to make modifications to various conveying systems in the crushing and grinding circuits. Osisko also announced calendar 2013 gold production guidance of between 485,000 and 510,000 ounces. Cortez – Barrick continued to prioritize production from their higher grade Cortez Hills operations that is not covered by our royalty interest. As a result, production decreased during the period. Dolores – Pan American announced that calendar 2013 capital expenditures will include construction of a third leach pad, significant pre-stripping and the systematic rehabilitation of the mining fleet. Pan American also announced calendar 2013 production guidance of between 3.25 million to 3.45 million ounces of silver and between 63,500 to 68,000 ounces of gold. Holt – St Andrew Goldfields reported production of 15,082 ounces of gold for the quarter with mill recoveries at 94%. The operator stated that construction of a new ore pass is complete and that it expects to see increased production capacity once commissioning is finalized in mid-January. Las Cruces – Inmet announced that calendar 2012 copper production at Las Cruces increased by more than 60% to 67,700 tonnes from 42,100 tonnes in calendar 2011. The operator also announced calendar 2013 production guidance of between 68,500 to 72,000 tonnes of copper. Leeville – A portion of the mine production at Leeville was derived from an area outside of our royalty interest resulting in a decrease in royalty revenue over the prior period. Mulatos – Alamos reported record production of 67,800 ounces of gold during the fourth quarter achieving its production guidance for the year of 200,000 ounces of gold. Production for the quarter benefitted from higher than budgeted throughput and grade from the gravity mill in addition to record levels of quarterly crusher throughput that averaged 17,900 tonnes of ore per day. Peñasquito – Goldcorp reported that water availability issues limited mill throughput rates. They plan to bring additional water wells into production within the Cedros Basin in addition to new dewatering wells within the Chile Colorado pit. The additional water wells in calendar 2013 are expected to increase mill throughput to 105,000 tonnes per day. A hydrology study is underway to develop a long-term water strategy and is expected to be completed during the first half of 2013. Goldcorp also announced calendar 2013 production guidance of between 360,000 to 400,000 ounces of gold and between 20 to 21 million ounces of silver. Voisey’s Bay – The variability in Vale’s shipping schedule continues to result in uneven metal sales quarter-over-quarter. Copper sales for the quarter were lower than expected due to increased sales during the period ended September 30, 2012. Wolverine – Yukon Zinc stated that production growth during the quarter was due to increased throughput, as they continue to ramp up to design capacity, with improved metallurgical performance and recoveries in the mill. Development Properties Mt. Milligan – Thompson Creek announced that they received notification from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans approving its fish habitat compensation plan, as required by Environment Canada's Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. This approval was the final step to authorize deposition of tailings material into the zero discharge tailings storage facility and the final authorization required to operate the Mt. Milligan mine. Thompson Creek also reiterated that the Mt. Milligan project remains on schedule with commercial production expected in the fourth quarter of calendar 2013. Pascua-Lama – Barrick reported that construction management has been transferred to Fluor and that the project team has been significantly strengthened. As disclosed with its third quarter 2012 financial results, Barrick indicated it expected initial gold production in the second half of 2014, and that the definitive estimate of costs and schedule for the project would be complete by the time of its 2012 year-end results in mid-February. Additional Property Information Second quarter fiscal 2013 production and revenue for the Company’s principal interests are shown in Table 1 and historical production data is shown in Table 2. For more detailed information about each of our principal interests, please refer to the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov, or our website located at www.royalgold.com. CORPORATE PROFILE Royal Gold is a precious metals royalty company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metals royalties and similar interests. The Company owns interests on 205 properties on six continents, including interests on 39 producing mines and 28 development stage projects. Royal Gold is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “RGLD,” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “RGL.” The Company’s website is located at www.royalgold.com. Note: Management’s conference call reviewing the second quarter results will be held today at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time (noon Eastern Time) and will be available by calling (800) 603-2779 (North America) or (973) 200-3960 (international), access #85826820. The call will be simultaneously broadcast on the Company’s website at www.royalgold.com under the “Presentations” section. A replay of this webcast will be available on the Company’s website approximately two hours after the call ends. ________________________ Cautionary “Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical matters, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projections or estimates contained herein. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s assets continuing to deliver strong financial results; further production increases at Andacollo, Peñasquito, Canadian Malartic, Holt, and Wolverine; and the operators’ expectation of production, construction, ramp up, reaching design capacity, throughput, water availability and other developments at various mines. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections include, among others, precious metals, copper and nickel prices; performance of and production at the Company's royalty properties; decisions and activities of the operators of the Company's various properties; unanticipated grade, geological, metallurgical, processing or other problems the operators of the mining properties may encounter; delays in the operators securing or their inability to secure necessary governmental permits; changes in operator’s project parameters as plans continue to be refined; economic and market conditions; the ability of the various operators to bring projects into production as expected; and other subsequent events; as well as other factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Most of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to predict or control. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as net income plus depreciation, depletion and amortization, non-cash charges, income tax expense, interest and other expense, and any ^1 impairment of mining assets, less non-controlling interests in operating income from consolidated subsidiaries, interest and other income, and any royalty portfolio restructuring gains or losses (see Schedule A). TABLE 1 Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Royalty Production and Revenue for Principal Royalty Interests THREE MONTHS ENDED THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 DECEMBER 31, 2011 Royalty Royalty PROPERTY ROYALTY OPERATOR METAL(S) Reported Reported Revenue Revenue Production^1 Production^1 ($ ($ millions) millions) Andacollo^2,3 75% NSR Teck Gold 23.13 18,015 oz. 16.18 13,070 oz. Voisey's Nickel 28.8M lbs. 27.4M lbs. Bay^3 2.7% NSR Vale 7.41 12.04 Copper 31.2M lbs. 78.6M lbs. Gold 91,017 oz. 67,827 oz. Silver 4.6M oz. 5.0M oz. Peñasquito^3 2.0% NSR Goldcorp 6.61 6.31 Lead 23.7M lbs. 40.2M lbs. Zinc 73.6M lbs. 78.4M lbs. 0.00013 x quarterly St Andrew Holt average Goldfields Gold 5.81 15,076 oz. 4.23 11,461 oz. gold price Mulatos^4 1.0% to Alamos Gold 5.25 61,311 oz. 3.57 43,223 oz. 5.0% NSR Gold 11,603 oz. 7,193 oz. Robinson^3 3.0% NSR KGHM 4.67 1.95 Copper 41.1M lbs. 21.1M lbs. Canadian 1.0% to Osisko Gold 2.51 96,276 oz. 1.53 54,141 oz. Malartic^5 1.5% NSR Leeville 1.8% NSR Newmont Gold 2.15 69,754 oz. 3.10 102,946 oz. GSR1 and GSR2 Cortez^6 Barrick Gold 2.06 18,232 oz. 2.66 23,609 oz. GSR3 NVR1 Las Cruces^3 1.5% NSR Inmet Copper 2.03 38.3M lbs. 1.48 28.1M lbs. 0.0% to Gold 3,203 oz. 294 oz. Wolverine^3,7 9.445% Yukon Zinc 1.98 0.83 NSR Silver 742,874 oz. 366,922 oz. 3.25% NSR Pan Gold 14,976 oz. 20,663 oz. Dolores American 1.38 1.67 2.0% NSR Silver Silver 854,739 oz. 887,007 oz. Other Royalty Various 14.88 N/A 13.29 N/A Properties^8 Total Royalty Revenue 79.87 68.84 FOOTNOTES Reported production relates to the amount of metal sales that are 1 subject to our royalty interests for the periods ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, as reported to us by the operators of the mines. The royalty rate is 75% until 910,000 payable ounces of gold have been 2 produced – 50% thereafter. There have been approximately 132,000 cumulative payable ounces produced as of December 31, 2012. Gold is produced as a by-product of copper. Revenues consist of provisional payments for concentrates produced 3 during the current period and final settlements for prior production periods. The Company’s royalty is subject to a 2.0 million ounce cap on gold production. There have been approximately 1.0 million ounces of 4 cumulative production, as of December 31, 2012. NSR sliding-scale schedule (price of gold per ounce – royalty rate): $0.00 to $299.99 – 1.0%; $300 to $324.99 – 1.50%; $325 to $349.99 – 2.0%; $350 to $374.99 – 3.0%; $375 to $399.99 – 4.0%; $400 or higher – 5.0%. 5 NSR sliding-scale schedule (price of gold per ounce – royalty rate): $0.00 to $350 – 1.0%; above $350 – 1.5%. 6 Royalty percentages: GSR1 and GSR2 – 0.40 to 5.0% (sliding-scale); GSR3 – 0.71%; NVR1 – 0.39%. Gold royalty rate is based on the price of silver per ounce. NSR 7 sliding-scale schedule (price of silver per ounce – royalty rate): Below $5.00 – 0.0%; $5.00 to $7.50 – 3.778%; >$7.50 – 9.445%. “Other” includes all of the Company’s non-principal producing royalties 8 for the periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2011. Individually, no royalty included within “Other” contributed greater than 5% of our total royalty revenue for any of the periods. TABLE 2 Historical Production REPORTED PRODUCTION^1 FOR THE QUARTER ENDED PROPERTY^2 ROYALTY OPERATOR METAL(S) September June March December 30, 30, 31, 31, 2012 2012 2012 2011 Andacollo 75% NSR Teck Gold 15,937 11,908 13,174 13,070 oz. oz. oz. oz. 131,239 90,554 87,517 67,827 oz. oz. oz. oz. Gold 7.4M oz. 6.0M 6.6M 5.0M oz. Silver oz. oz. Peñasquito 2.0% NSR Goldcorp 41.7M 40.2M Lead lbs. 42.2M 52.4M lbs. lbs. lbs. Zinc 96.6M 78.4M lbs. 90.8M 75.9M lbs. lbs. lbs. 33.9M 30.6M 50.9M 27.4M Voisey's Nickel lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. Bay 2.7% NSR Vale Copper 43.6M 2.9M 9.7M 78.6M lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. 0.00013 x quarterly St Andrew 12,870 11,469 8,839 11,461 Holt average Goldfields Gold oz. oz. oz. oz. gold price 9,072 oz. 9,191 5,673 7,193 Gold oz. oz. oz. Robinson 3.0% NSR KGHM 36.9M Copper lbs. 32.5M 23.8M 21.1M lbs. lbs. lbs. Mulatos 1.0% to Alamos Gold 42,310 46,077 50,493 43,223 5.0% NSR oz. oz. oz. oz. GSR1 and GSR2 Cortez Barrick Gold 25,751 26,845 23,362 23,609 GSR3 oz. oz. oz. oz. NVR1 Las Cruces 1.5% NSR Inmet Copper 46.2M 37.3M 29.9M 28.1M lbs. lbs. lbs. lbs. Canadian 1.0% to Osisko Gold 91,737 91,734 90,845 54,141 Malartic 1.5% NSR oz. oz. oz. oz. Leeville 1.8% NSR Newmont Gold 68,026 36,582 64,291 102,946 oz. oz. oz. oz. 0.0% to Gold 1,200 oz. 842 oz. 393 oz. 294 oz. Wolverine 9.445% Yukon Zinc NSR Silver 494,496 338,736 326,017 366,922 oz. oz. oz. oz. 13,244 10,085 14,510 20,663 3.25% NSR Pan Gold oz. oz. oz. oz. Dolores American 2.0% NSR Silver Silver 773,369 643,972 858,600 887,007 oz. oz. oz. oz. Reported production relates to the amount of metal sales that are ^1 subject to our royalty interests for the stated period, as reported to us by the operators of the mines. ^2 See individual property footnotes on page 7. ROYAL GOLD, INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited, in thousands except share data) December 31, June 30, 2012 2012 ASSETS Cash and equivalents $ 680,731 $ 375,456 Royalty receivables 70,754 53,946 Income tax receivable 7,204 11,046 Prepaid expenses and 22,361 4,760 other current assets Total current assets 781,050 445,208 Royalty interests in mineral properties, 2,063,604 1,890,988 net Available for sale 18,489 15,015 securities Other assets 23,904 21,834 Total assets $ 2,887,047 $ 2,373,045 LIABILITIES Accounts payable $ 2,255 $ 2,615 Dividends payable 13,010 8,947 Other current 3,288 3,647 liabilities Total current 18,553 15,209 liabilities Debt 297,697 293,248 Net deferred tax 175,875 178,716 liabilities Uncertain tax 19,821 19,469 positions Other long-term 2,353 2,974 liabilities Total liabilities 514,299 509,616 Commitments and contingencies EQUITY Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 10,000,000 - - shares authorized; and 1 share issued Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; and 64,162,252 and 642 586 58,614,221 shares outstanding, respectively Exchangeable shares, no par value, 1,806,649 shares 29,722 35,156 issued, less 1,131,303 and 1,007,823 redeemed shares, respectively Additional paid-in 2,138,153 1,656,357 capital Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (10,289 ) (13,763 ) income Accumulated earnings 190,131 160,123 Total Royal Gold 2,348,359 1,838,459 stockholders’ equity Non-controlling 24,389 24,970 interests Total equity 2,372,748 1,863,429 Total liabilities and $ 2,887,047 $ 2,373,045 equity ROYAL GOLD, INC. Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited, in thousands except share data) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Royalty $ 79,870 $ 68,842 $ 157,732 $ 133,307 revenues Costs and expenses General and 5,720 5,057 11,790 11,355 administrative Production 2,197 2,946 4,676 5,097 taxes Depreciation, depletion and 21,120 21,419 42,620 38,639 amortization Restructuring on royalty interests in - - - 1,328 mineral properties Total costs and 29,037 29,422 59,086 56,419 expenses Operating 50,833 39,420 98,646 76,888 income Interest and 29 489 139 3,322 other income Interest and (6,988 ) (1,609 ) (13,157 ) (3,387 ) other expense Income before 43,874 38,300 85,628 76,823 income taxes Income tax (16,315 ) (14,051 ) (32,776 ) (26,433 ) expense Net income 27,559 24,249 52,852 50,390 Net income attributable to (342 ) (838 ) (865 ) (4,484 ) non-controlling interests Net income attributable to $ 27,217 $ 23,411 $ 51,987 $ 45,906 Royal Gold stockholders Net income $ 27,559 $ 24,249 $ 52,852 $ 50,390 Adjustments to comprehensive income, net of tax Unrealized change in market value of (1,572 ) (6,958 ) 3,474 (12,262 ) available for sale securities Comprehensive 25,987 17,291 56,326 38,128 income Comprehensive income attributable to (342 ) (838 ) (865 ) (4,484 ) non-controlling interests Comprehensive income attributable to $ 25,645 $ 16,453 $ 55,461 $ 33,644 Royal Gold stockholders Net income per share available to Royal Gold common stockholders: Basic earnings $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.84 $ 0.83 per share Basic weighted average shares 63,941,686 55,329,463 61,688,776 55,259,009 outstanding Diluted earnings per $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.84 $ 0.82 share Diluted weighted 64,137,237 55,574,814 61,905,549 55,533,248 average shares outstanding Cash dividends declared per $ 0.20 $ 0.15 $ 0.35 $ 0.26 common share ROYAL GOLD, INC. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited, in thousands) Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 52,852 $ 50,390 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion 42,620 38,639 and amortization Gain on distribution to (88 ) (3,284 ) non-controlling interest Non-cash stock-based 3,900 4,066 compensation expense Tax benefit of stock-based (1,214 ) (3,086 ) compensation exercises Restructuring on royalty interests in mineral - 1,328 properties Deferred tax benefit (2,166 ) (847 ) Amortization of debt 4,448 - discount Changes in assets and liabilities: Royalty receivables (16,808 ) (15,693 ) Prepaid expenses and other (19,659 ) 1,385 assets Accounts payable (661 ) (194 ) Income tax receivable 1,827 1,947 Other liabilities (626 ) 785 Net cash provided by $ 64,425 $ 75,436 operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisition of royalty interests in mineral (215,032 ) (148,182 ) properties Proceeds on sale of 118 4,842 Inventory - restricted Other (38 ) (128 ) Net cash (used in) $ (214,952 ) $ (143,468 ) investing activities Cash flows from financing activities: Borrowing from credit - 100,000 facility Repayment of debt - (37,800 ) Common stock dividends (17,915 ) (12,209 ) Distribution to (1,273 ) (6,315 ) non-controlling interests Proceeds from the issuance 473,776 2,917 of common stock Tax benefit of stock-based 1,214 3,086 compensation exercises Net cash provided by $ 455,802 $ 49,679 financing activities Net increase (decrease) in 305,275 (18,353 ) cash and equivalents Cash and equivalents at 375,456 114,155 beginning of period Cash and equivalents at $ 680,731 $ 95,802 end of period SCHEDULE A Non-GAAP Financial Measures The Company computes and discloses Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as net income plus depreciation, depletion and amortization, non-cash charges, income tax expense, interest and other expense, and any impairment of mining assets, less non-controlling interests in operating income of consolidated subsidiaries, interest and other income, and any royalty portfolio restructuring gains or losses. Other companies may define and calculate this measure differently. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of the performance of our royalty portfolio. Adjusted EBITDA identifies the cash generated in a given period that will be available to fund the Company's future operations, growth opportunities, shareholder dividends and to service the Company's debt obligations. This information differs from measures of performance determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Below is a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA: Royal Gold, Inc. Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation For The Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 (Unaudited, in thousands) Net income $ 27,559 $ 24,249 Depreciation, depletion and 21,120 21,419 amortization Non-cash employee stock 1,805 1,868 compensation Interest and other income (29 ) (489 ) Interest and other expense 6,988 1,609 Income tax expense 16,315 14,051 Non-controlling interests in operating income of (342 ) (572 ) consolidated subsidiaries Adjusted EBITDA $ 73,416 $ 62,135 For The Six Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 (Unaudited, in thousands) Net income $ 52,852 $ 50,390 Depreciation, depletion and 42,620 38,639 amortization Non-cash employee stock 3,900 4,066 compensation Restructuring on royalty interests in mineral - 1,328 properties Interest and other income (139 ) (3,322 ) Interest and other expense 13,157 3,387 Income tax expense 32,776 26,433 Non-controlling interests in operating income of (777 ) (1,200 ) consolidated subsidiaries Adjusted EBITDA $ 144,389 $ 119,721 Contact: Royal Gold, Inc. 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Royal Gold Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013
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