A World Class Royalty Company
RGLD Nasdaq 76.45 +1.39 +1.85% Volume: 492,872 August 28, 2014
RGL: TSX 82.95 +1.41 +1.73% Volume: 3,057 August 28, 2014
Current Gold Price 1289.95 +6.87 +0.54% Volume: August 28, 2014
Business Model

Royalties

What is a royalty?

A royalty is the right to receive a percentage or other denomination of mineral production from a mining operation.

Most of Royal Gold’s royalties are based on production generated from a mine. For example, a 2.0% gross value royalty on a mine that produces 100,000 ounces of gold annually, would generate payments having a value of nearly 2,000 ounces of gold per year. At a gold price of $1,600 per ounce, this would result in royalty revenue to us of nearly $3.2 million per year.

Types of royalties

The Company’s portfolio contains several different kinds of royalties or similar interests which are defined as follows:

Gross proceeds (GPR) royalty: A royalty in which payments are made on the contained ounces in a deposit rather than ounces recovered from metallurgical processing.

Gross smelter return (GSR) royalty: A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less, if applicable, certain contract-defined costs paid by or charged to the operator.

Gross value (GV) royalty: A defined percentage of the gross value, revenue or proceeds from a resource extraction operation, without deductions of any kind.

Milling royalty (MR): A royalty on ore throughput at a mill.

Net profits interest (NPI) royalty: A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, after recovery of certain contract-defined pre-production costs, and after deduction of certain contract-defined mining, milling, processing, transportation, administrative, marketing and other costs.

Net smelter return (NSR) royalty: A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less a proportionate share of incidental transportation, insurance, refining and smelting costs.

Net value royalty (NVR): A defined percentage of the gross revenue from a resource extraction operation, less certain contract-defined costs.

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