Atlas Mining Attained Php2 Billion Net Income in 1H 2022

By: Philippine Resources July 28, 2022

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Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation (“Atlas Mining”) completed the first half of the year 2022 with a reported net income of Php2 billion compared to the net income of Php1.935 billion for the same period in 2021. The improvement in the bottom line is attributed to the considerable increase in grades and metal prices during the first half of the year.

Atlas Mining’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Carmen Copper Corporation, reported copper metal production from 38.73 million pounds in 2021 to 36.58 million pounds in 2022 which attributed to lower tonnage milled. In the first half of 2022, milling tonnage decreased by 6% from 9.26 million tonnes to 8.66 million tonnes. On the other hand, copper grade increased by 1% from 0.231% to 0.234% and gold grade improved by 6% from 5.09 grams/dmt to 5.41 grams/dmt. Copper metal content of concentrate shipped decreased by 2% to 38.80 million pounds but gold content increased by 6% to 11,212 ounces due to higher gold grade.

The increase in metal prices continued in the first half of this year where copper price increased by 6% from $4.21/lb to $4.45/lb and gold price increased by 4% from USD1,812/ounce to USD1,879/ounce compared to the same period last year.

Number of shipments were comparatively the same as first half of last year but the higher prices in the first half of this year pushed revenues to grow by 8% to Php9.74 billion from Ph9.01 billion.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) settled at Php3.89 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared to Php4.93 billion in the same period of 2021. The reduction was caused by the increase in energy cost particularly power and fuel. This likewise pulled down core income for the period to Php930 million in the first half of 2022 from Php2.16 billion in same period of 2021.

Accordingly, cash generated from operations improved which enabled the additional loan payment of $60 million of Atlas Mining’s loans on the first half of 2022. With the partial repayment of loan, an accounting gain of Php938 million was recognized in the second quarter.


Article courtesy of the Philippine Stock Exchange

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