Newmont reported its fourth-quarter results as higher yellow metal sales and improved prices pushed sales 8% higher to $1.94 billion from a year ago. The company’s board declared $0.14 per share as the dividend for the quarter.
On a GAAP basis, net loss came in at $527 million. On the flip side, non-GAAP earnings, excluding tax charges and other items, was $0.40 per share, which spiked 60% from that of the same quarter in 2016.
The gold miner recorded a $346 million charge due to changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities and a restructuring fee of $395 million. For the quarter, gold all-in sustaining costs (AISC), a key metric tracked by the Street, rose 5% to $968 per ounce.
Newmont expects to produce 4.9 to 5.4 million ounces of gold in 2018 and 2019 and the gold AISC to range between $965 and $1,025 per ounce in 2018.
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