A World Class Streaming and Royalty Company
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Royal Gold Reports Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Per Share

11/02/2016

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) (together with its subsidiaries, “Royal Gold” or the “Company,” “we” or “our”) reports record net income attributable to stockholders (“net income”) of $29.8 million, or $0.46 per share, on record revenue of $117.9 million in its fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2016 (“first quarter”). Earnings increased significantly compared to the prior year quarter net loss of $45.0 million, or ($0.69)1 per share, on revenue of $74.1 million.

First Quarter Highlights Compared to the Prior Year Quarter:

  • Strong volume of 88,400 Gold Equivalent Ounces (“GEOs2”), an increase of 34%
  • Record revenue of $117.9 million, an increase of 59%
  • Operating cash flow of $55.1 million, versus $2.5 million prior year
  • Record earnings per share of $0.46, versus ($0.69) per share prior year
  • Dividends paid of $15.0 million, an increase of 5%
  • Average gold price of $1,335, an increase of 19%

“Fiscal 2017 is off to a great start with two powerful business development catalysts and very strong financial results,” commented Tony Jensen, President and CEO. “Our purchase of another royalty at Cortez Crossroads provides additional exposure to one the world’s premier gold mines, while Centerra Gold’s successful acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals adds a strong partner to our portfolio and provides clarity for our Mount Milligan interest. In addition to these successes, the benefits of other investments we made over the last six quarters are now contributing to the record financial results we are announcing today.”

Recent Developments

Amended Stream at Mount Milligan

On October 20, 2016, Royal Gold amended its streaming interest at the Mount Milligan mine, now owned by a subsidiary of Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra”).

Under the terms of the amendment, our 52.25% gold stream at Mount Milligan has been amended to a 35.0% gold stream and an 18.75% copper stream. We will continue to pay $435 per ounce of gold delivered and will pay 15.0% of the spot price per metric tonne of copper delivered. Mount Milligan gold in concentrate that was in transit prior to October 20, 2016 will be delivered to us under the current 52.25% stream. Under the terms of both the original and amended agreements, there is a maximum of five months between concentrate shipment and final settlement, and the Company expects to begin receiving gold and copper deliveries reflecting the amended stream agreement in March 2017.

After transition to the amended stream, Royal Gold expects that, on the basis of its current stream and royalty portfolio, approximately 85% of total future net revenue will come from precious metals and 15% from base metals.

Acquisition of Additional Royalty Interests at Cortez

On September 19, 2016, Royal Gold, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Denver Mining Finance Company, Inc. acquired a 3.75% Net Value Royalty (“NVR”) covering a significant area of Barrick Gold Corporation’s (“Barrick”) Cortez gold mine in Nevada, including the Crossroads deposit from a private party seller for total consideration of $70 million. With this acquisition, Royal Gold’s interests at Cortez Crossroads comprise a 4.43% NVR and a 5% sliding-scale Gross Smelter Return (“GSR”) royalty at current gold prices. Royal Gold’s interests on production from the Pipeline and South Pipeline deposits as well as portions of the Gap deposit are comprised of a 4.83% NVR and a 5.71% GSR royalty at current gold prices.

As of December 31, 2015, proven and probable reserves subject to Royal Gold’s interests at Cortez were estimated at 3.7 million ounces of gold, including approximately 3 million gold ounces at Crossroads. Waste stripping at Crossroads is underway and production is estimated to begin in calendar 2018.

First Quarter Overview

First quarter revenue of $117.9 million included stream revenue of $85.5 million and royalty revenue of $32.4 million. Stream segment gold purchases totaled approximately 63,000 ounces and gold sales were approximately 60,000 ounces. Stream segment silver purchases were approximately 543,000 ounces and silver sales were approximately 323,000 ounces. The Company had approximately 24,000 ounces of gold and 544,000 ounces of silver in inventory at September 30, 2016, as previously announced, compared to approximately 20,000 ounces of gold and approximately 324,000 ounces of silver at June 30, 2016.

First quarter cost of sales was $22.7 million, compared to $11.5 million in the year ago quarter. Cost of sales is specific to our stream agreements and is the result of Royal Gold’s purchase of gold and silver for a cash payment. The increase is primarily attributable to new production from our gold and silver streams at Pueblo Viejo and increased deliveries from Andacollo and Mount Milligan.

General and administrative expenses were $10.5 million in the first quarter, compared to $9.5 million in the year ago quarter. The increase was related to increased legal and litigation costs of approximately $1.3 million.

Depreciation, depletion and amortization increased to $40.1 million for the first quarter, an increase from $27.1 million from the year ago quarter. The increase was primarily attributable to new production from our gold and silver streams at Pueblo Viejo ($9.6 million) and an increase in gold stream sales from Mount Milligan and Andacollo, which resulted in additional depletion of approximately $5.7 million. These increases were partially offset by lower overall production within our royalty interest segment.

Exploration costs, which are related to our Peak Gold joint venture in Alaska, totaled $3.3 million in the first quarter, compared to $3.2 million in the year ago quarter. As of September 30, 2016, Royal Gold had earned a 15.1% interest in the Peak Gold joint venture.

We recognized a first quarter income tax expense of $7.2 million, compared with income tax expense of $59.2 million during the year ago quarter. This resulted in an effective tax rate of 21.1% in the current period, compared with 415.7% in the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The decrease in the effective tax rate is primarily related to the discrete tax impacts attributable to the Company’s Andacollo transactions and the liquidation of our Chilean subsidiary during the three months ended September 30, 2015.

At September 30, 2016, we had current assets of $192.0 million compared to current liabilities of $25.6 million, resulting in working capital of $166.4 million. This compares to current assets of $164.8 million and current liabilities of $22.7 million at June 30, 2016, resulting in working capital of $142.1 million. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had $305 million available and $345 million outstanding under its revolving credit facility. Working capital, combined with the Company’s undrawn revolving credit facility, resulted in approximately $471 million of total liquidity at September 30, 2016.

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS

A summary of first quarter and historical production can be found on Tables 1 and 2. Calendar year production estimates versus actual production at certain producing properties can be found on Table 3. Results of our streaming business for the first quarter compared to the year ago quarter, can be found on Table 4. Highlights at certain of the Company’s principal producing and development properties during the first quarter, compared to the year ago quarter, are detailed in our Form 10-Q.

CORPORATE PROFILE

Royal Gold is a precious metals stream and royalty company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metal streams, royalties and similar production based interests. The Company owns interests on 192 properties on six continents, including interests on 38 producing mines and 24 development stage projects. Royal Gold is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “RGLD.” The Company’s website is located at www.royalgold.com.

Note: Management’s conference call reviewing the first quarter results will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016, followed by a conference call that day at noon Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Mountain Time). The call will be webcast and archived on the Company’s website for a limited time.

First Quarter Earnings Call Information:

     
Dial-In Numbers: 855-209-8260 (U.S.); toll free
855-669-9657 (Canada); toll free
412-542-4106 (International)
Conference Title: Royal Gold
Webcast URL:

www.royalgold.com under Investors, Events & Presentations

 

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 an additional royalty at Cortez providing exposure to one of the world’s premier gold mines, Centerra’s acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals adding a strong partner to the Company’s portfolio and providing clarity for the Company’s Mount Milligan interest; operators’ expectations about development; anticipated production and returns from our stream and royalty properties; estimated percentages of precious and base metals expected from Mount Milligan and from the Company’s stream and royalty portfolio in the aggregate after transition to the amended Mount Milligan stream agreement; development and estimated start of production at Cortez Crossroads; operators’ production estimates for calendar year 2016 and statements about the opportunities for portfolio and investment growth and diversification and the Company’s ability to pursue such opportunities. 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 stream and royalty properties, including gold and copper production at Mount Milligan; the ability of operators of development properties to finance project construction to completion and bring projects into production as expected; operators’ delays in securing or inability to secure necessary governmental permits; decisions and activities of the operators of the Company's stream and royalty properties; unanticipated grade, environmental, geological, seismic, metallurgical, processing, liquidity or other problems the operators of the mining properties may encounter; changes in operators’ project parameters as plans continue to be refined; changes in estimates of reserves and mineralization by the operators of the Company’s stream and royalty properties; contests to the Company’s stream and royalty interests and title and other defects to the Company’s stream and royalty properties; errors or disputes in calculating stream and royalty payments, or payments not made in accordance with stream and royalty agreements; economic and market conditions; risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries; changes in laws governing the Company and its stream and royalty properties or the operators of such properties, and other subsequent events; as well as other factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports 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.

Statement Regarding Third Party Information: Certain information provided in this press release, including production estimates for calendar 2016, has been provided to us by the operators of those properties or is publicly available information filed by these operators with applicable securities regulatory bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission. Royal Gold has not verified, and is not in a position to verify, and expressly disclaims any responsibility for, the accuracy, completeness or fairness of such third-party information and refers the reader to the public reports filed by the operators for information regarding those properties.

 

TABLE 1
First Quarter Fiscal 2017
Revenue and Reported Production for Principal Stream and Royalty Interests
(In thousands, except reported production in oz. and lbs.)

                       

 

 

 

  Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016     September 30, 2015

 

 

 

  Reported   Reported

Stream/Royalty

 

Metal(s)

 

Revenue

  Production1     Revenue   Production1
Stream:                              
Mount Milligan Gold $ 38,386 28,900   oz. $ 23,465 21,000   oz.
Pueblo Viejo $ 20,950 N/A N/A
Gold 11,000 oz. N/A N/A
Silver 323,300 oz. N/A N/A
Andacollo Gold $ 20,169 15,200 oz. $ 10,716 9,500 oz.
Wassa and Prestea Gold $ 5,999 4,500 oz. $ 3,624 3,200 oz.
Other Gold $ - N/A oz. $ 52 100

oz.

Total stream revenue $ 85,504 $ 37,857
                               
Royalty:                              
Peñasquito $ 5,821 $ 8,046
Gold 100,100 oz. 226,500 oz.
Silver 5.2 Moz. 7.3 Moz.
Lead 33.0 Mlbs. 49.1 Mlbs.
Zinc 73.0 Mlbs. 118.7 Mlbs.
Cortez Gold $ 2,040 21,800 oz. $ 1,812 22,600 oz.
Other Various $ 24,582 N/A $ 26,341 N/A
Total royalty revenue $ 32,443 $ 36,199
Total revenue $ 117,947 $ 74,056
                               
 

TABLE 2
Operators’ Historical Production

       
                 

 

 

 

Reported Production For The Quarter Ended1

Property

 

Stream/Royalty

 

Operator

  Metal(s)   Sep. 30, 2016   Jun. 30, 2016   Mar. 31, 2016   Dec. 31, 2015   Sep. 30, 2015
Stream:                                                    
Mount Milligan2   35.00% of payable gold; 18.75% of payable copper   Centerra   Gold   28,900   oz.   23,800   oz.   25,400   oz.   38,700   oz.   21,000   oz.
Pueblo Viejo

7.5% of gold produced up to 990,000 ounces; 3.75% thereafter

Barrick (60%) Gold   11,000   oz.   10,600   oz.   11,800   oz.   8,800   oz.   N/A    
   

75% of payable silver up to 50 million ounces; 37.5% thereafter

      Silver   323,300   oz.   208,900   oz.   N/A       N/A       N/A    
Andacollo   100% of gold produced   Teck   Gold   15,200   oz.   13,500   oz.   13,500   oz.   5,200   oz.   9,500   oz.
Wassa and Prestea  

9.25% of gold produced up to 240,000 ounces; 5.5% thereafter

  Golden Star   Gold   4,500   oz.   4,600   oz.   3,500   oz.   8,800   oz.   3,200   oz.
Royalty:                                                    
Peñasquito 2.0% NSR Goldcorp                                          
Gold   100,100   oz.   41,900   oz.   120,300   oz.   195,400   oz.   226,500   oz.
Silver   5.2   Moz.   2.6   Moz.   4.8   Moz.   6.8   Moz.   7.3   Moz.
Lead   33.0   Mlbs.   13.3   Mlbs.   30.2   Mlbs.   41.7   Mlbs.   49.1   Mlbs.
            Zinc   73.0   Mlbs.   43.2   Mlbs.   73.1   Mlbs.   98.0   Mlbs.   118.7   Mlbs.
Cortez   GSR1 and GSR2, GSR3, NVR1   Barrick   Gold   21,800   oz.   16,100   oz.   18,400   oz.   17,000   oz.   22,600   oz.
 

FOOTNOTES

Tables 1 and 2

 
1 Reported production relates to the amount of metal sales that are subject to our stream and royalty interests for the stated period, as reported to us by operators of the mines.
2 Reflects the October 20, 2016 amendment to our Mount Milligan streaming agreement. Prior to the amendment, Royal Gold had a 52.25% gold stream. Gold concentrate that is currently in transit will be delivered to us under the 52.25% gold stream.
 

TABLE 3
Calendar 2016 Operators’ Production Estimate vs Actual Production

         
  Calendar 2016 Operator’s Production Estimate1  

Calendar 2016 Operator's Production Actual2,3

     

 

Gold Silver Base Metals Gold   Silver   Base Metals
Stream/Royalty   (oz.)   (oz.)   (lbs.)   (oz.)   (oz.)   (lbs.)
Stream:                        
Andacollo4   57,600   -   -   40,100   -   -
Mount Milligan5   240,000-270,000   -   -   99,700   -   -
Pueblo Viejo6   670,000-700,000   Not provided       511,000   Not provided   -
Wassa and Prestea7   180,000-205,000           95,700        
Royalty:                        
Cortez GSR1   119,200   -   -   53,100   -   -
Cortez GSR2   1,300   -   -   3,100   -   -
Cortez GSR3   120,500   -   -   56,200   -   -
Cortez NVR1   68,900   -   -   36,600   -   -
Peñasquito8   520,000-580,000   22-24 million   -   282,000   13.1 million   -
Lead           145-155 million           79.8 million
Zinc           375-400 million           184.6 million
 
1   Production estimates received from our operators are for calendar 2016. There can be no assurance that production estimates received from our operators will be achieved. Please refer to our cautionary language regarding forward-looking statements preceding Table 1 above, as well as the Risk Factors identified in Part I, Item 1A, of our Fiscal 2016 10-K for information regarding factors that could affect actual results.
2 Actual production figures shown are from our operators and cover the period January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016, unless otherwise noted.
3 Actual production figures for Andacollo and Cortez are based on information provided to us by the operators, and actual production figures for Andacollo, Mount Milligan, Pueblo Viejo, Peñasquito (gold), and Wassa and Prestea are the operators’ publicly reported figures.
4 The estimated and actual production figures shown for Andacollo are contained gold in concentrate.
5 The estimated and actual production figures shown for Mount Milligan are payable gold in concentrate. Actual production shown is for the six months ended June 30, 2016. Nine months ended September 30, 2016, information was not available from the operator as of the date of this report.
6 The estimated and actual production figures shown are payable gold in doré and represent Barrick’s 60% interest in Pueblo Viejo.
7 The estimated production figure shown is payable gold in doré. Actual production shown is for the six months ended June 30, 2016. Nine months ended September 30, 2016, information was not available from the operator as of the date of this report.
8 The estimated gold and silver production figures reflect payable gold and silver in concentrate and doré, while the estimated lead and zinc production figures reflect payable metal in concentrate.
 

TABLE 4
Stream Summary

           

Three months ended September 30,
2016

Three months ended September 30,
2015

As of September 30,
2016

As of June 30,
2016

Gold Stream Purchases (oz.) Sales (oz.) Purchases (oz.) Sales (oz.) Ounces in inventory Ounces in inventory
Mount Milligan 29,900 28,900 23,800 21,000 8,500 7,500
Wassa and Prestea 4,500 4,500 6,300 3,200 1,300 1,300
Pueblo Viejo 13,700 11,000 N/A N/A 13,700 11,000
Andacollo 15,300 15,200 9,800 9,500 100 -
Phoenix Gold - - 100 100 - -
Total 63,400 59,600 40,000 33,800 23,600 19,800
 

Three months ended September 30,
2016

Three months ended September 30,
2015

As of September 30,
2016

As of June 30,
2016

Silver Stream Purchases (oz.) Sales (oz.) Purchases (oz.) Sales (oz.) Ounces in inventory Ounces in inventory
Pueblo Viejo 543,300 323,300 N/A N/A 543,700 323,700
 

ROYAL GOLD, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30,
(In thousands except share data)

   
September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016
ASSETS
Cash and equivalents $ 133,042 $ 116,633
Royalty receivables 23,951 17,990
Income tax receivable 21,028 20,043
Stream inventory 12,615 9,489
Prepaid expenses and other   1,350   614
Total current assets 191,986 164,769
 
Stream and royalty interests, net 2,898,094 2,848,087
Other assets   58,511   53,696
Total assets $ 3,148,591 $ 3,066,552
 
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable $ 6,129 $ 4,114
Dividends payable 15,023 15,012
Other current liabilities   4,433   3,554
Total current liabilities 25,585 22,680
 
Debt 674,029 600,685
Deferred tax liabilities 120,672 133,867
Uncertain tax positions 23,370 16,996
Other long-term liabilities   6,391   6,439
Total liabilities 850,047 780,667
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
EQUITY

Preferred stock, $.01 par value, authorized 10,000,000 shares
authorized; and 0 shares issued

- -

Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; and 65,142,812 and
65,093,950 shares outstanding, respectively

652 651
Additional paid-in capital 2,180,815 2,179,781
Accumulated other comprehensive loss - -
Accumulated earnings   63,349   48,584
Total Royal Gold stockholders’ equity 2,244,816 2,229,016
Non-controlling interests   53,728   56,869
Total equity   2,298,544   2,285,885
Total liabilities and equity $ 3,148,591 $ 3,066,552
 

ROYAL GOLD, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(In thousands except for per share data)

 
For The Three Months Ended
September 30,   September 30,
  2016     2015  
Revenue $ 117,947 $ 74,056
 
Costs and expenses
Cost of sales 22,662 11,466
General and administrative 10,507 9,510
Production taxes 497 1,592
Exploration costs 3,288 3,156
Depreciation, depletion and amortization   40,102     27,147  
Total costs and expenses   77,056     52,871  
 
Operating income 40,891 21,185
 
Interest and other income 1,557 265
Interest and other expense   (8,305 )   (7,214 )
Income before income taxes 34,143 14,236
 
Income tax expense   (7,188 )   (59,177 )
Net income (loss) 26,955 (44,941 )
Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests   2,832     (105 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Royal Gold common stockholders $ 29,787   $ (45,046 )
 
Net income (loss) $ 26,955 $ (44,941 )
Adjustments to comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Unrealized change in market value of available-for-sale securities   -     (449 )
Comprehensive income (loss) 26,955 (45,390 )
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests   2,832     (105 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Royal Gold stockholders $ 29,787   $ (45,495 )
 
Net income (loss) per share available to Royal Gold common stockholders:
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.46   $ (0.69 )
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   65,116,686     65,048,439  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.46   $ (0.69 )
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   65,280,904     65,048,439  
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.23   $ 0.22  
 

ROYAL GOLD, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In Thousands)

   
For The Three Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
  2016     2015  
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 26,955 $ (44,941 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 40,102 27,147
Amortization of debt discount and issuance costs 3,351 3,197
Non-cash employee stock compensation expense 4,144 4,227
Tax benefit of stock-based compensation exercises 24 150
Deferred tax expense (1,030 ) 11,767
Other (153 ) (390 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Royalty receivables (5,962 ) 13,142
Stream inventory (3,125 ) (1,981 )
Income taxes receivable (16,480 ) (17,192 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (1,724 ) (2,682 )
Accounts payable 1,777 3,266
Uncertain tax positions 6,374 77
Other liabilities   879     6,704  
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 55,132   $ 2,491  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of stream and royalty interests (90,083 ) (1,300,881 )
Andacollo royalty termination - 345,000
Golden Star term loan - (20,000 )
Other   (226 )   (228 )
Net cash used in investing activities $ (90,309 ) $ (976,109 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings from revolving credit facility 70,000 350,000
Net payments from issuance of common stock (2,038 ) -
Common stock dividends (15,012 ) (14,341 )
Purchase of additional royalty interest from non-controlling interest (1,025 ) -
Tax expense of stock-based compensation exercises (24 ) (150 )
Other   (315 )   (430 )
Net cash provided by financing activities $ 51,586   $ 335,079  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents 16,409 (638,539 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period   116,633     742,849  
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 133,042   $ 104,310  
 

SCHEDULE A

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP financial measures are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standard meaning prescribed by generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income as measures of operating performance to assist in comparing performance from period to period on a consistent basis; as a measure for planning and forecasting overall expectations and for evaluating actual results against such expectations; in communications with the board of directors, stockholders, analysts and investors concerning our financial performance; as useful comparisons to the performance of our competitors; and as metrics of certain management incentive compensation calculations. We believe that these measures are used by and are useful to investors and other users of our financial statements in evaluating our operating performance because they provide an additional tool to evaluate our performance without regard to special and noncore items, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets and capital structure. We have provided reconciliations of all non-GAAP measures to their nearest U.S. GAAP measures and have consistently applied the adjustments within our reconciliations in arriving at each non-GAAP measure. We consider these items to be necessary adjustments for purposes of evaluating our ongoing business performance and are often considered non-recurring. Such adjustments are subjective and involve significant management judgment.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as net income (loss) 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 loss (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. 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 and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. See the table below for a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA.

SCHEDULE A

  For The Three Months Ended
September 30,
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  2016     2015  
 
Net income (loss) $ 26,955 $ (44,941 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 40,102 27,147
Non-cash employee stock compensation 4,144 4,227
Interest and other, net 6,748 6,949
Income tax expense 7,188 59,177
Non-controlling interests in operating loss (income) of consolidated subsidiaries 2,984 (105 )
   
Adjusted EBITDA $ 88,121 $ 52,454  
 

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation

Management of the Company uses adjusted net income (loss) to evaluate the Company’s operating performance, and for planning and forecasting future business operations. The Company believes the use of adjusted net income (loss) allows investors and analysts to understand the results relating to receipt of revenue from its royalty interests and purchase and sale of gold from its streaming interests by excluding certain items that have a disproportionate impact on our results for a particular period. The net income (loss) adjustments are presented net of tax generally at the Company’s statutory effective tax rate. Management’s determination of the components of adjusted net income (loss) are evaluated periodically and based, in part, on a review of non-GAAP financial measures used by mining industry analysts. Net income (loss) attributable to Royal Gold stockholders is reconciled to adjusted net income (loss) as follows:

 

For The Three Months Ended

September 30,
(Unaudited, in thousands)
  2016     2015  
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Royal Gold common stockholders $ 29,787 $ (45,046 )
 
Tax expense on Andacollo royalty sale and Chilean subsidiary liquidation - 56,000
   
Adjusted net income attributable to Royal Gold common stockholders $ 29,787 $ 10,954
         
 
Net income (loss) attributable to Royal Gold common stockholders per share $ 0.46 $ (0.69 )
 
Tax expense on Andacollo royalty sale and Chilean subsidiary liquidation - 0.86
   
Adjusted net income attributable to Royal Gold common stockholders per share $ 0.46 $ 0.17  
 

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1 Earnings and operating cash flow in the prior year quarter were impacted by discrete tax expenses of $56 million.
2 GEOs are calculated as revenue divided by the average gold price for the same period. GEOs net of stream payments were 71,400 ounces in the first quarter compared to 55,700 ounces in the year ago quarter.

Source: Royal Gold, Inc.

Royal Gold, Inc.

Karli Anderson, 303-575-6517

Vice President Investor Relations

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