Caledonia Mining has built a solid track record with three years of rising production and declining unit operating costs, this has delivered solid and growing operating cash flow which has supported significant capital investment in the Blanket mine which will deliver the company’s growth ambition of 80,000 ounces by 2022.
|Gold Production (oz)||42,802||50,351||56,133||54,511||55,182||7%|
|Operating Cash Flow ($k)||6,869||23,011||24,512||17,667||18,060||27%|
|Capital Investment ($k)||16,567||19,882||21,639||20,192||20,024||-|
|Return on Shareholders Funds (%)||10%||15%||15%||15%||39%||-|
|Adjusted EPS (USc/share)||44.5||98.6||135.4||131.5||144||36%|
|2017 - Q1||2017 - Q2||2017 - Q3||2017 - Q4||2018 - Q1||2018 - Q2|
|Average Grade (g/t)||3.42||3.08||3.52||3.62||3.48||3.19|
|Average Recovery (%)||93.7||92.8||93.6||93.6||93.4||92.8|
|Gold Produced (oz)||12,794||12,518||14,396||16,425||12,924||12,657|
|Average Realised Gold Price ($/oz)||1,213||1,235||1,265||1,256||1,312||1,278|
|On Mine Costs ($/oz)||659||696||638||556||687||717|
|All in Sustaining Costs ($/oz)||857||855||773||901||832||856|
|G&A Costs ($m)||1,441||1,493||1,607||1,370||1,542||1,660|
Grade is expected to increase to approx. 4 g/t in 2020 in terms of the mine plan; recovery is expected to return to 93.5% following the installation of a new oxygen plant in late 2018.
- On mine costs increased in Q2 2018 due to the inclusion of the costs of the pilot plant and the costs of trackless and other equipment used in the declines. The operation of declines is more expensive than a shaft operation; these costs are expected to normalise after the central shaft is commissioned in 2020 and declines are phased out of operation.
- AISC includes the increase of the export credit incentive paid by the Zimbabwe government which increased from 2.5% to 10% of gold sales with effect from February 2018.