UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of November 2019

Commission File Number: 1-9059

 

 

Barrick Gold Corporation

(Registrant’s name)

 

 

Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 3700

161 Bay Street, P.O. Box 212

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1 Canada

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 6-K is furnished, not filed, and will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement.

Exhibit 99.2 to this report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Registration Statements on Form F-3 (File No. 333-206417), Form S-8 (File No. 333-224560) and Form F-10 (File No. 333-230235).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION
Date:    November 6, 2019     By:  

/s/ Kevin Thomson

    Name:   Kevin Thomson
    Title:   Senior Executive Vice-President, Strategic Matters


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibits

  

Description

99.1

   2019 Q3 Report Press Release dated November 6, 2019

99.2

   Barrick Gold Corporation’s Comparative Unaudited Financial Statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the notes thereto for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the same period.
EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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INCREASED DIVIDEND REFLECTS

STRONG OPERATING PERFORMANCE

AND SIGNIFICANT EARNINGS INCREASE

 

All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated

 

London, November 6, 2019 — Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) today posted its third strong quarter in a row and said it was on track to deliver production at the higher end and costs at the lower end of its guidance ranges for the year.

 

Q3 results show net earnings per share of $1.30, adjusted net earnings per share1 of $0.15, up 67% on Q2 on the back of a higher gold price, and debt net of cash down 14% at $3.2 billion after payment of the dividend. The quarterly dividend was increased by 25% to $0.05 per share on the back of the robust operational performance and the growth in cashflows.

 

The Nevada Gold Mines joint venture delivered a solid performance against plan in what was its inaugural quarter of operation. There was an improved performance at a lower cost from Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic, where its plant expansion pre-feasibility study is heading for completion by the end of this year. Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali and Porgera in Papua New Guinea also posted robust results. Continued efficiency improvements increased the group’s copper production by 15% quarter on quarter.

 

Following the Acacia buy-out, Barrick and the Tanzanian government have agreed in principle on a settlement of that company’s tax and fiscal issues. A dedicated team is currently working on evaluating and stabilizing the North Mara and Bulyanhulu mines.

 

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Key Performance Indicators

Financial and Operating

Highlights

 

 

  Financial Results

 

    Q3 2019       Q2 2019       Q3 2018  

Realized gold price2,3

($ per ounce)

    1,476       1,317       1,216  

Net earnings (loss)

($ millions)

    2,277       194       (412

Adjusted net earnings1

($ millions)

    264       154       89  

Net cash provided by operating activities

($ millions)

    1,004       434       706  

Free cash flow4

($ millions)

    502       55       319  

Net earnings (loss) per share

($)

    1.30       0.11       (0.35

Adjusted net earnings per share1

($)

    0.15       0.09       0.08  

Total attributable capital expenditures5

($ millions)

    397       361       372  

Operating Results

Gold

    Q3 2019       Q2 2019       Q3 2018  

Production

(000s of ounces)

    1,306       1,353       1,149  

Cost of sales6 (Barrick’s share)

($ per ounce)

    1,065       964       850  

Total cash costs7

($ per ounce)

    710       651       587  

All-in sustaining costs7

($ per ounce)

    984       869       785  

Copper

                       

Production

(millions of pounds)

    112       97       106  

Cost of sales6 (Barrick’s share)

($ per pound)

    2.00       2.04       2.18  

C1 cash costs8

($ per pound)

    1.62       1.59       1.94  

All-in sustaining costs8

($ per pound)

 

    2.58       2.28       2.71  

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Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said lean, agile management teams had built on a return to the basics of mineral resource management to deliver performance improvements across the group, as well as a range of new opportunities. These included a major new discovery at Fourmile in Nevada, Life of Mine extensions at Porgera and Veladero, and the confirmation of a wide-ranging geological upside.

Strong Q3 points to higher end of production and lower end of cost guidance for the year

 

Debt net of cash at $3.2 billion after payment of dividend, down 14% from Q2

 

Adjusted net earnings per share1 of $0.15 up 67% on Q2

 

Continued efficiency improvements lead to 15% increase in copper production quarter on quarter

 

Nevada Gold Mines JV delivers on production plan in first quarter of operation

 

Improved performance at lower cost from Pueblo Viejo as expansion study progresses

 

African and LatAm/APac operations remain on track with strong performances from Loulo-Gounkoto and Porgera

 

Refocused mineral resource management and exploration delivers new discovery at Fourmile and highlights geological upside across the group

 

Latest drilling indicates life of mine extensions at Porgera and Veladero

 

Improved position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index as Barrick continues to roll out new sustainability initiatives

 

New focus on safety and environment delivers another quarter of improvements

 

Quarterly dividend increased by 25% to $0.05 per share as cash balance grows

 

“We have prepared detailed five-year plans for each region which we are sharing with the market this quarter. These will be followed by a 10-year production plan, scheduled for publication with our next annual report. The objective is to make capital allocation, budgeting and forecasting more dynamic. This, combined with the roll-out of our new information management systems, will enable us to use real-time data availability for real-time decision-making,” he said.

 

 

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Barrick has also moved the ownership of orebody modelling, reserve and resource estimation and mine planning to the operations, with oversight from the corporate executive, in line with its policy of effective on-site management and a flat organizational structure.

Bristow said the planned disposal of non-core assets was progressing as scheduled and was expected to realize $1.5 billion or more by the end of next year.

“These are exciting times with lots of opportunities to deliver real value for our owners and stakeholders, and Barrick is strongly placed to take full advantage of these,” he said.

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BARRICK ANNOUNCES INCREASED DIVIDEND FOR Q3 2019

 

Barrick Gold Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend for the third quarter of 2019 of $0.05 per share, a 25% increase on the previous quarter’s dividend, payable on December 16, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 29, 2019.9

Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Graham Shuttleworth said Barrick’s business continued to perform well and the increased dividend reflected its strong operating performance and growth in cashflows and is consistent with the Company’s stated financial and operating objectives.

 

 

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The Barrick value chain

GEOCENTRIC FOCUS DELIVERS RESULTS

ACROSS GROUP

Geology is literally the bedrock on which the mining industry is built. The quality and size of the orebodies are not only its foundation but its revenue driver, which is why the geosciences are the key component of Barrick’s business model.

 

Effective exploration and responsible orebody stewardship were central to the success of the group’s legacy companies - the pre-merger Barrick and Randgold - but Barrick’s geocentric focus faded over the years. The merger presented the opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen exploration and mineral resource management, and reposition them as the starting point for optimal planning and the first link in the value chain, explains Mark Bristow, president and CEO of Barrick.

Essentially, says mineral resource management and evaluation executive Rod Quick, the geosciences - geotechnical analysis, geometallurgy and geohydrology - have been integrated, and mine designs and feasibility studies are being revised accordingly.

“Since the start of the year, we’ve strengthened the teams, appointed mineral resource managers at all sites, improved our geological knowledge and models, and started drilling these models. We’ve also re-introduced focused exploration programs for Barrick’s next Tier One10 asset,” he says.

“Already significant new mineral potential has been identified across our portfolio of operations. Exploration has delivered a new discovery close to Fourmile and Goldrush in Nevada, and the latest drilling and modellng results point to potential Life of Mine extensions at Veladero, Pueblo Viejo, Porgera, Hemlo, Loulo-Gounkoto and Kibali. At Carlin, district-scale geological compilation and integration have yielded multiple high-quality targets, and drilling is already underway.”

Executive vice president, exploration and growth, Rob Krcmarov says in addition to maximizing its existing assets, Barrick is already looking beyond the 10-year horizon in its search for new opportunities, based on the group’s broad geological knowledge across multiple world-class destinations.

“Mining is a long-term game, and we’re hunting Tier One10 assets that will deliver value at the top as well as the bottom of the inevitable cycles and will buffer Barrick against any market volatility. That means we want orebodies with quality as well as size,” Krcmarov says.

 

 

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The Barrick value chain

POSITIVE ENERGY

Power is not only the mining industry’s biggest cost driver; its generation also has a significant impact on the environment.

 

That is why Barrick’s energy strategy is designed not only to deliver a reliable supply of affordable power to its mines, but also to minimize the group’s carbon footprint, says metallurgy, engineering and capital projects executive John Steele.

“We’ve moved thermal power generation at the mines that need it from diesel and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to natural gas wherever possible. We’re also extending regional power grids to enable our mines to link up with national systems, and introducing solar power where this can make a difference to our grid supply,” he says.

The development of the Tier One10 Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo included the construction of three run of the river hydropower stations. Tongon in Côte d’Ivoire is supplied with a mix of gas-generated thermal power and hydropower by the country’s national grid. Porgera in Papua New Guinea currently uses gas-fired thermal generation but the potential to introduce a hydropower component is being evaluated. Nevada Gold Mines can be fed by its own gas and coal fired thermal stations but typically

draws power from the Western US grid. To further improve emissions in Nevada, coal to gas conversion is being investigated. Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic supplies the mine and the local grid with thermal power and recently converted from HFO to natural gas to reduce cost and carbon emission. Veladero in Argentina is being connected to grid power from neighboring Chile to eliminate its reliance on diesel-fired thermal generation. Solar power is being added to the supply mix at Loulo in Mali to reduce its diesel consumption and is also being considered in Nevada to offset thermal and grid power consumption.

“Responsible power generation is good business because it cuts costs. And because it reduces Barrick’s carbon footprint, it is also the right thing to do for our host countries and communities,” says Steele.

 

 

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The Barrick value chain

CONVERTING WORLD-CLASS OREBODIES

INTO HIGH-MARGIN BUSINESSES

 

The mineral resource value-creation chain starts with the discovery of a world-class asset and culminates in its optimally efficient metallurgical extraction. Barrick has many of the gold mining industry’s Tier One10 assets and, to make the most of these, it uses a complete range of processing technologies, ranging from simple heap leaching to complex refractory ore processing in autoclaves and roasters.

 

Barrick’s Nevada roasters are the world leaders in complex double refractory ore processing.

 

The Nevada autoclaves process high TCM refractory sulphides with Calcium Thiosulphate leaching and Resin-in-Leach recovery.

 

In Nevada, the Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea, pressure oxidation in autoclaves is used to process single refractory sulphides.

 

Barrick is at the forefront of ultra-fine grinding of partially refractory sulphides to enhance the extraction of gold at its African operations.

It also runs simple milling circuits; sulphide flotation and heap leach operations.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our efficiencies and take our processing operations to the next level. The challenge is not only to stay at the forefront of technological developments but to ensure that our processing facilities are fully integrated with our environmental and sustainability initiatives,” says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

Current projects include a new flotation system to support the proposed expansion of Pueblo Viejo’s operations; a modification of the Mill 6 roaster at Carlin to raise throughput and improve productivity; and pushing the grind/recovery/ throughput trade-off at Twin Creeks in Nevada to deliver a lower cost per ounce of production.

 

 

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SUSTAINABILITY: A VISION BECOMES A REALITY

 

One of the new executive team’s first acts after the merger was to define exactly what its sustainability initiatives should achieve. It set these aims out clearly:

 

Barrick’s mines should create long-term value for all its stakeholders, including investors, host countries and communities, and employees.

 

Environmental and social considerations should be embedded in all business decisions to ensure that high and rising expectations are met.

 

Barrick must build deep partnerships with all stakeholders and act on their concerns.

“Over the past nine months we have been putting these principles into action and our efforts are paying dividends,” says group sustainability executive Grant Beringer.

“We are particularly proud that Barrick has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the twelfth consecutive year. The Index evaluates more than 2,500 companies and uses rigorous criteria to identify the top 10 percent performers. We’ve also been ranked as a leader for our sustainability disclosure by ISS ESG, a governance research firm.

Beringer says that while recognition is a sign that Barrick is on the right track, it is the actions that the teams at the mines take that are critical to the group’s continued success in turning its sustainability vision into a tangible reality.

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SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION: CASE STUDIES

 

Developing agricultural entrepreneurs in Mali and Zambia

Loulo has established an agribusiness and has trained 48 local farmers in setting up a business, production and marketing. Thirty farms have been created with credit provided by a microfinance firm. They have also been provided with water and equipment. To date, the farms have generated production of 30 tonnes of food and income of $39,000. At Barrick’s Lumwana mine in Zambia, women from the local community are being trained in vegetable and fruit production, and have been provided with a borehole, a greenhouse and storage sheds, among other items.

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Bringing back quality healthcare to the Porgera Valley

The Paiam hospital in Papua New Guinea has been reopened after three years thanks to funding assistance provided by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) for its refurbishment and the supply and installation of new equipment. PJV also project-managed the process to facilitate the opening. Throughout its life, Porgera Mine has supported the regional health sector and has provided the funding and infrastructure to develop health services in Porgera and the Enga province.

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A big win for Giant Nickel’s reclamation

Barrick has received the Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee for improvements it made to a reclaimed tailings facility at the historic Giant Nickel mine, which closed in 1978. The improvements took 18 months to complete and demonstrate the company’s commitment to the environment. They include a new water management infrastructure which has improved the water quality and fish habitat in the surrounding environment.

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Rehabilitating El Indio

Located 4,000 meters above sea level in Chile’s Elqui Valley, the El Indio gold mine ceased operations in 2002. As there were no definitive regulations for mine closures in Chile at the time, Barrick voluntarily submitted a plan in accordance with the highest international standards. The plan provided for the dismantling of works and facilities as well as the relocation of employees. Today, more than 80% of the closure works have been completed and last year the Chilean Safety Association recognized Barrick for reaching 14 years without a Lost-Time Injury at the site.

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Support for local farmers in Argentina

Veladero initiated an agricultural project in 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Mining and Production, local municipalities and private sector companies and associations. It involves 45 local farmers who participate in training and development programs aimed at increasing their agricultural yield and extending their distribution network. To increase production and capacity, two greenhouses and eight cold storage chambers have been constructed. Since 2018 the project has produced 400 tons of vegetables, sold for $95,000.

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DEVELOPING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

Barrick is doubling down on its investment in its human capital, with a particular focus on the young people who will provide its future leaders, says president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

 

“Many of our current executives are the product of our university and vocational training bursaries and have been with the legacy companies since completing their studies. Our West and East African management teams are virtually all home-grown, as are many of those in North and Latin America,” says Bristow.

“We hunt for emerging talent at the major tertiary education institutions and we’re now extending that to the school level, to ensure that we identify and recruit the best of the best. We’re building Barrick into a model of what a modern mining business should be, and our flexible, agile management style requires the constant injection of fresh blood.”

Human capital management should be an enabler to the business. We develop our employees meaningfully through stretch assignments and targeted programs that build essential skill sets. We consistently review our talent capability critical to drive business priorities across the regions and sites, says human resources executive Darian Rich.

“Our Compass program is designed for early career professionals in exploration/geology, mine engineering and health and safety. It includes work rotations through various aspects of a function or site operations combined with individual mentoring and very specific technical and leadership development plans over a two- to three-year period. We continue to offer finance for non-finance professionals as a baseline for development in leadership positions. Annually, the operational leadership teams identify promising employees in whom to invest to strengthen our talent bench-strength. Employee identification is linked to career advancement and succession planning. They attend business management and executive leadership development programs offered by universities in Africa, Europe, the Western US and Florida for convenient access from each region.”

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SHAPES

TECHNICAL CAREERS

The Pueblo Viejo apprenticeship program has proved to be a valuable tool in attracting and developing bright young minds. Carried out every second year, the program recruits people aged between 18 and 25 from the mine’s neighboring communities and certifies them in a technical discipline through both theoretical and practical training around the operation.

Three young women, all studying towards a career in welding, excelled in the program at our Pueblo Viejo mine:

 

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Daridalia Batista (19)

“I never imagined studying welding,” she says. “However, I soon fell in love with it and it proves that young women are just as capable at the craft as men.” She says she was concerned at the start of her apprenticeship that she would be undermined as a woman in the male-dominated working environment. “In reality, it has been the complete opposite,” she says. “They respect us, care for us and support us. We have a really good working relationship.”

Cándida Reynosa (19)

Candida says her motivation to pursue a career in welding is because it offers a promising future. She values the importance Barrick places on safety precautions and says she can work with confidence without worrying that something will happen to her. “We have all the necessary protective equipment and training and the company’s motto of returning home safe and sound every day really resonates with me,” she says.

Darieli Sánchez (19)

Darieli, who describes herself as an adventurous and brave young woman, really values Pueblo Viejo’s apprenticeship program. “The fact that they give aspiring young people this opportunity to learn an employable skill is rare in our country and one of the biggest problems facing our youth. I am a very proud person and I’ve felt nothing but pride since joining the program because it has taught me that I can succeed as a woman in a male-dominated field,” she says.

YOUNG EMPLOYEE SUCCESS STORIES

 

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Alexander Peña (34)

Pueblo Viejo Autoclave Maintenance Supervisor

Alexander has been working for Pueblo Viejo for more than eight years and holds the distinction of reducing an aspect of the autoclave maintenance time from two days to 15 hours. “We needed to make an internal repair of the bricks that cover the autoclaves and our initial assessments indicated that this would take 48 hours, which would greatly impact downtime. I realized that we only needed to replace the bricks in the affected area, reducing not only the required bricks from 60 to eight but also saving us a substantial amount of time,” he says.

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Lauren Broncho (31)

Nevada Gold Mines Analytical Lab Supervisor

Lauren’s rapid rise through the ranks of Barrick’s Nevadan gold mines is a testament to the company’s long-standing partnership with the neighboring Native American communities. An enrolled member in the Elko Band of the TeMoak Tribe, Lauren was promoted to Analytical Lab Supervisor in October this year. Previously she worked as a lab technician, emergency response team member, trainer and relief shifter and brings to her new position a solid background in safety leadership.

INTERNS EARN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Three times a year, Pueblo Viejo invites 30 final-year university students to participate in the mine’s internship program. The objective is to give these students the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practical application by working in different areas of the mine.

Two of these students outperformed over the three-month duration of the program and have since been employed on a full-time basis at the mine. They are:

 

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Luis Daniel Rodríguez (24)

“My favorite subject at university was metallurgy and fortunately for me it was in this area of the mine that I was able to showcase my potential. Now I work for the mine doing condition monitoring and non-destructive tests which I fully enjoy,” he says. “Field experience is something that not all engineering students get access to and I never thought that all the theories I learnt at university could be applied so actively every day,” says Luis, who studied electromechanical engineering.

 

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Caroldania Díaz (23)

“I will always recommend to young people to grab an opportunity like this with both hands because, on site, you always learn something new. The internship program helped me grow out of my shell and, because of that, I am now more empowered and confident to make decisions,” Caroldania says. The geology engineering student adds that the company’s safety ethic is what she admires most. “I like the way they treat their people. They are always looking after the safety of their workers,” she says.

KIBALI’S RISING STARS

 

 

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Christelle Simuera Sifa (25)

Lab Technician

Christelle joined Kibali in 2015 as a trainee and quickly developed a reputation for high-quality work. Within six months, she was assigned as a chemist at Kibali’s metallurgical laboratory where she again excelled in her duties. Christelle now works with the metallurgical accounting team and is described by her colleagues as a value-adding member and a pleasure to be around.

 

 

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Robert Talaguma Asana (33)

Lab Technician

Dedicated to his work and admired for his professionalism, Robert is one of the most qualified employees in Kibali’s metallurgical laboratory. He joined the mine in 2016 as a trainee and was soon promoted to Lab Technician. According to his colleagues, he always provides reliable results and the data generated from his test work can be used with full confidence to guide the process team.

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Clara Kasongo Kakudji (29)

Supervisor Engineer

Clara, who is a qualified civil engineer, oversees all the construction activities at Kibali including road maintenance, housing projects and various other community development initiatives. She is also in charge of budgeting and accounting of all these developments and, despite having only joined the mine in 2017, she is showing promising potential to become a senior member of the engineering team.

 

 

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THE LAUNCH OF TWIGA MINERALS HERALDS

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TANZANIAN GOVERNMENT AND

BARRICK

The government of Tanzania (GoT) and Barrick have reached an agreement to settle all disputes between the GoT and the mining companies formerly operated by Acacia but now managed by Barrick. The final agreements have been submitted to the Tanzanian Attorney General for review and legalization.

 

The terms of the agreement include the payment of $300 million to settle all outstanding tax and other disputes; the lifting of the concentrate export ban; the sharing of future economic benefits from the mines on a 50/50 basis; and the

establishment of a unique, Africa-focused international dispute resolution framework.

In conjunction with the finalization of the agreement, a new operating company called Twiga Minerals Corporation

 

 

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(Twiga) has been formed to manage the Bulyanhulu, North Mara and Buzwagi mines. (Twiga is the Swahili word for giraffe, Tanzania’s national symbol.) The GoT will acquire a free carried shareholding of 16% in each of the mines and will receive its half of the economic benefits from taxes, royalties, clearing fees and participation in all cash distributions made by the mines and Twiga. An annual true-up mechanism will ensure the maintenance of the 50/50 split.

Speaking recently after a meeting with the chairman of the Negotiating Committee of the Government of Tanzania, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said the agreements introduced a new era of productive partnership with the GoT and would ensure that Tanzania and its people would share fully in the value created by the mines they hosted. It also marked the end of the long impasse between the GoT and Acacia which had led, among other things, to the closure of North Mara and the freezing of export concentrate from the two other operations.

Barrick took over the management of the mines after its buy-out of the Acacia minorities last month. Since then it has negotiated the re-opening of North Mara and is engaging with the mines’ host communities to restore their social license.

“Rebuilding these operations after three years of value destruction will require a lot of work, but the progress we’ve already made will be greatly accelerated by this agreement. Twiga, which will give the government full visibility of and participation in operating decisions made for and by the mines, represents our new partnership not only in spirit but also in practice,” Bristow said.

He noted that Tanzanian nationals were already being employed and trained to replace expatriate staff as had been done very successfully at Barrick’s other African operations.

 

 

PARTNERSHIP TO CONTINUE BUILDING

MALI’S MINING INDUSTRY

 

The successful two-decade partnership between the government of Mali and Randgold (now Barrick) has made the gold mining industry one of the key drivers of the country’s economy, says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

Briefing local media on the Loulo-Gounkoto complex’s current performance, Bristow said Barrick was committed to further investment in Mali. It was currently developing a new underground mine at Gounkoto, replenishing existing reserves through brownfields exploration, prospecting for another world-class discovery along the Mali/Senegal shear zone and undertaking mapping and research in the south of the country.

He cautioned, however, that Mali’s mining industry was facing many social and fiscal challenges. Overcoming these to ensure that the sector could sustain its contribution to the economy required closer cooperation between government and industry in a spirit of transparency and engagement.

Bristow noted that Barrick entered Mali through Randgold’s discovery and development of Morila, which laid the foundation for its mining industry as well as marking the first true partnership between a host country and investors in West Africa.

Since then, Barrick’s operations have paid approximately $2.7 billion in taxes, royalties and dividends to the state. Its mines currently contribute more than 40% of the country’s total gold production. In line with its commitment to creating value not only for its shareholders and the treasury but to all the other stakeholders, it pioneered the concept of building national capacity. Today all its mines in the country are managed by all-Malian executive teams. In addition, some of the key leaders in Barrick’s Africa and Middle East region are the

products of the group’s human capital development programs in Mali.

Barrick also contributes to the economy through its support for local businesses, to which it has paid approximately $190 million so far this year alone.

Likewise, it continues to invest in the community and all the villages around its mines now have schools, primary healthcare clinics and access to potable water.

At Morila, which is nearing closure, it has invested significantly in an Agripole which will provide a sustainable post-mining micro-economy for the villages around the mine. At Loulo, it has established an agricultural college which this year produced 40 farming graduates who have been deployed across 10 farms.

Turning to the operations, Bristow said in the past quarter Loulo-Gounkoto had again set production records and was on track to meet its production guidance of 690,00011 ounces of gold for 2019. Successful exploration was replacing depleted reserves, ensuring that its remaining life exceeded 10 years.

Loulo-Gounkoto is one of the world’s largest gold mining operations and one of the largest businesses in West Africa in terms of revenue, employment and taxes and dividends paid to the state.

Bristow said that progress had been made in the search for a global and amicable settlement of the tax and fiscal issues between Barrick and the Government of Mali and negotiations on the settlement’s implementation were nearing finalization.

 

 

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UNDERGROUND MINING BREAKS RECORDS AS KIBALI

CONTINUES TO DELIVER

The underground operation at Kibali Gold Mine set new mining and shaft production records in the third quarter to keep the Barrick Tier One10 gold mine on track to meet or beat its guidance of 750,000 ounces for the year11. Throughput and recovery for the quarter were at or above the nameplate level.

 

Briefing local media in Kinshasa recently, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said Kibali - already a world leader in automation - was taking this to the next level with the commissioning of a Newtrax system which would provide real-time data collection, enhance predictive maintenance, track and manage the fleet, and implement a digital safety system with personnel tracking. The mine is also working towards a proof of concept of a highly advanced system which will allow manned and unmanned operations in the same area.

“In line with our policy of local employment and advancement, we continue to transfer the specialized skills required for automated mining to our Congolese workforce. The success of this policy is evident in Kibali’s consistently excellent performance and shows what can be achieved with a world-class asset in a remote and under-developed region of Africa,” Bristow said. Positive drill results over the last few years from Ikmava-Kalimva as well as KCD underground are expected to result in reserve growth net of annual depletion.

Ongoing exploration has positioned Kibali for continued reserve replacement for years to come, with further potential open pit extensions in Gorumbwa, Sessenge and the potential KCD super pit, in addition to the definition of the new KCD underground 11000 Lode. He noted that Kibali was maintaining its solid health, safety and environmental record despite the size and complexity of the operation.“Following the transition of political power in the DRC, which happened peacefully in the face of many challenges, we plan to engage the new administration in a review of the 2018 mining code. We believe it is still possible to arrive at a dispensation which is more equitable to the industry,” he said.

 

 

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LOGO

SENATOR CORTEZ MASTO MEETS WITH NEVADA GOLD

MINES LEADERSHIP

In a scheduled visit to rural Nevada to engage with stakeholders and communities, US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto recently visited the Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) headquarters in Elko, meeting with senior leadership and employees.

 

The visit provided the opportunity for Senator Cortez Masto to engage with NGM leadership to learn more about the social and economic benefits generated by the company for the state of Nevada, and its focus on safe and sustainable operations to create value for all stakeholders. In addition, the senator heard about NGM’s commitment to growing and training its current and future workforce in Nevada.

Benefits from the formation of the world’s largest gold mining complex, a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) as the operator and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), were shared with the Senator.

Greg Walker, NGM executive managing director, said the meeting was another step towards building and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders and community organizations in northern Nevada and across the state.

“Nevada Gold Mines was honored to host Senator Cortez Masto,” said Walker. “We appreciate her interest in our current and future business. With our operations and employees based here in Nevada, we are proud of our contribution to the state’s economy as well as the ongoing development of local communities. We look forward to maintaining our leadership role as a key employer and business partner in the region and an active and responsible corporate citizen to the state and the nation.”

 

 

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Appendix 1

2019 Operating and Capital Expenditure Guidance

 

 GOLD PRODUCTION AND COSTS                        
         
     2019 forecast    2019 forecast cost    2019 forecast total    2019 forecast all-in
      production (000s ozs)    of sales6 ($/oz)    cash costs7 ($/oz)    sustaining costs($/oz)

Carlin12,13

   960 - 1,020    1,020 - 1,080    740 - 790    955 - 995

Cortez12

   760 - 810    810 - 850    530 - 580    670 - 710

Turquoise Ridge12

   330 - 370    800 - 850    550 - 600    680 - 730

Phoenix12

   50 - 70    2,250 - 2,300    940 - 990    1,120 - 1,150

Long Canyon12

   40 - 50    1,100 - 1,150    300 - 350    920 - 950

Pueblo Viejo (60%)

   550 - 600    780 - 830    465 - 510    610 - 650

Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)

   520 - 570    880 - 930    575 - 625    810 - 850

Kibali (45%)

   330 - 350    1,150 - 1,200    555 - 605    670 - 730

Kalgoorlie (50%)

   260 - 280    920 - 970    740 - 790    1,010 - 1,050

Tongon (89.7%)

   250 - 270    1,300 - 1,350    710 - 760    780 - 820

Porgera (47.5%)

   240 - 260    980 - 1,030    800 - 850    985 - 1,025

Veladero (50%)

   230 - 250    1,250 - 1,350    770 - 820    1,150 - 1,250

Hemlo

   200 - 220    890 - 940    765 - 815    1,100 - 1,200

Tanzania (63.9%)14

   320 - 350    920 - 970    665 - 710    860 - 920

Other Sites15

   120 - 160    1,155 - 1,240    895 - 945    1,055 - 1,115

Total Attributable to Barrick16,17,18

   5,100 - 5,600    940 - 990    650 - 700    870 - 920

    

                   
 COPPER PRODUCTION AND COSTS            
         
     2019 forecast    2019 forecast cost    2019 forecast C1    2019 forecast all-in
      production (millions lbs)    of sales6 ($/lb)    cash costs8 ($/lb)    sustaining costs($/lb)

Lumwana

   210 - 240    2.25 - 2.50    1.80 - 2.10    2.75 - 3.15

Zaldívar (50%)

   120 - 130    2.40 - 2.70    1.65 - 1.85    2.00 - 2.20

Jabal Sayid (50%)

   45 - 60    2.00 - 2.30    1.60 - 1.90    1.60 - 1.90

Total Copper17

   375 - 430    2.30 - 2.70    1.70 - 2.00    2.40 - 2.90
                        
 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES      
      ($ millions)

Minesite sustaining

   1,100 - 1,300

Project

   300 - 400

Total attributable capital expenditures14

   1,400 - 1,700

 

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Appendix 2

Production and Cost Summary

Production and Cost Summary - Gold

 

             For the three months ended  
                9/30/19              6/30/19              % Change             9/30/18              % Change  

 Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        535        526        2  %      624        (14 )% 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        870        548        59  %      650        33  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,027        842        22  %      800        28  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        693        594        17  %      526        32  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        946        752        26  %      640        48  % 

Cortez (61.5%)c

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        126        280        (55 )%      326        (61 )% 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        205        280        (27 )%      326        (37 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        829        719        15  %      630        32  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        570        489        17  %      342        67  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        772        561        38  %      444        74  % 

Carlin (61.5%)d

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        278        181        54  %      219        27  % 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        452        181        150  %      219        106  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,007        1,116        (10 )%      1,047        (4 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        775        769        1  %      738        5  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,014        1,088        (7 )%      892        14  % 

Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)e

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        82        65        26  %      79        4  % 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        133        87        53  %      105        27  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,077        665        62  %      805        34  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        622        569        9  %      711        (13 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        840        667        26  %      757        11  % 

Phoenix (61.5%)f

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        25             

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        41             

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        2,186             

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        1,010             

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,622             

Long Canyon (61.5%)f

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        24             

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        39             

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,170             

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        353             

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              714                                     

 Pueblo Viejo (60%)

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        139        124        12  %      151        (8 )% 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        232        207        12  %      252        (8 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        807        852        (5 )%      803        0  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        504        557        (10 )%      517        (3 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              631        702        (10 )%      688        (8 )% 

 

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Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

              
            

For the three months ended

 
                9/30/19              6/30/19              % Change             9/30/18              % Change  

 Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)g

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        153        147        4  %      

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        191        184        4  %      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,018        1,072        (5 )%      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        630        598        5  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              966        811        19  %                  

 Kibali (45%)g

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        91        95        (4 )%      

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        202        211        (4 )%      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,187        868        37  %      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        554        540        3  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              703        651        8  %                  

 Kalgoorlie (50%)

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        58        57        2  %      75        (23 )% 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        116        114        2  %      150        (23 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,037        1,038        0  %      923        12  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        856        846        1  %      753        14  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,170        1,204        (3 )%      840        39  % 

 Tongon (89.7%)g

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        62        61        2  %      

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        69        68        1  %      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,396        1,562        (11 )%      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        793        750        6  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              869        802        8  %                  

 Porgera (47.5%)

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        75        61        23  %      53        42  % 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        158        128        23  %      112        41  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,024        1,032        (1 )%      1,067        (4 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        868        893        (3 )%      775        12  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,053        1,112        (5 )%      1,084        (3 )% 

 Veladero (50%)

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        58        75        (23 )%      49        18  % 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        116        150        (23 )%      98        18  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,243        1,186        5  %      1,083        15  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        773        746        4  %      581        33  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,142        1,046        9  %      995        15  % 

 Hemlo

                

Gold produced (000s oz)

        49        55        (11 )%      41        20  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,083        953        14  %      1,095        (1 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        953        822        16  %      996        (4 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,280        1,015        26  %      1,247        3  % 

 Tanzania (63.9%)h

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        53        101        (48 )%      87        (39 )% 

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        83        158        (47 )%      137        (39 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,057        920        15  %      842        26  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        788        659        20  %      670        18  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              947        792        20  %      880        8  % 

 

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Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

                    
            

For the three months ended

 
                9/30/19              6/30/19              % Change             9/30/18              % Change  

 Lagunas Norte

                

Gold produced (000s oz)

        33        39        (15 )%      64        (48 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,661        952        74  %      720        131  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        1,327        732        81  %      472        181  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,422        998        42  %      631        125  % 

 Total Attributable to Barricki

                

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        1,306        1,353        (3 )%      1,149        14  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)j

        1,065        964        10  %      850        25  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        710        651        9  %      587        21  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              984        869        13  %      785        25  % 

 

a.

Represents the combined results of Cortez, Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) and our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019. Commencing July 1, 2019, the date Nevada Gold Mines was established, the results represent our 61.5% interest in Cortez, Carlin (including Goldstrike and 60% of South Arturo), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon.

b.

These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the 2019 Third Quarter Report to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see endnote 7.

c.

On July 1, 2019, Cortez was contributed to Nevada Gold Mines, a joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp. As a result, the amounts presented are on an 100% basis up until June 30, 2019, and on a 61.5% basis thereafter.

 

d.

On July 1, 2019, Barrick’s Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp’s Carlin were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines and are now referred to as Carlin. As a result, the amounts presented represent Goldstrike on a 100% basis (including our 60% share of South Arturo) up until June 30, 2019, and the combined results of Carlin and Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) on a 61.5% basis thereafter.

 

e.

Barrick owned 75% of Turquoise Ridge through the end of the second quarter of 2019, with our joint venture partner, Newmont Goldcorp, owning the remaining 25%. Turquoise Ridge was proportionately consolidated on the basis that the joint venture partners that have joint control have rights to the assets and obligations for the liabilities relating to the arrangement. The figures presented in this table are based on our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019. On July 1, 2019, Barrick’s 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp’s Twin Creeks and 25% interest in Turquoise Ridge were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines. Starting July 1, 2019, the results represent our 61.5% share of Turquoise Ridge and Twin Creeks, now referred to as Turquoise Ridge.

 

f.

These sites were acquired as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines on July 1, 2019.

 

g.

These sites did not form a part of the Barrick consolidated results in the three months ended June 30, 2018 as these sites were acquired as a result of the Merger.

 

h.

Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc. On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own. Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT’s 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.

 

i.

With the end of mining at Golden Sunlight and Morila in the second quarter as previously reported, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for these sites from July 1, 2019 onwards although these sites are included in the Total Attributable to Barrick in the prior period comparatives.

 

j.

Cost of sales per ounce (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - gold on an attributable basis (excluding sites in care and maintenance) divided by gold equity ounces sold.

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2019    18    PRESS RELEASE


Production and Cost Summary - Copper

 

            

For the three months ended

 
                9/30/19              6/30/19              % Change             9/30/18              % Change  

 Lumwana

                

Copper production (millions lbs)

        65        49        33      64       

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        2.04        2.07        (1)     2.21        (8)

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.83        1.70            2.05        (11)

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              3.66        2.78        32      3.12        17 

 Zaldívar (50%)

                

Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)

        32        32        —      28        14 

Copper produced (millions lbs 100% basis)

        64        64        —      56        14 

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        2.18        2.32        (6)     2.59        (16)

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.55        1.61        (4)     1.98        (22)

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              1.91        1.85            2.29        (17)

 Jabal Sayid (50%)

                

Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)

        15        16        (6)     14       

Copper produced (millions lbs 100% basis)

        30        32        (6)     28       

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        1.63        1.45        12      1.66        (2)

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.42        1.22        16      1.56        (9)

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              1.65        1.31        26      1.67        (1)

 Total Copper

                

Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)

        112        97        15      106       

Cost of sales ($/lb)b

        2.00        2.04        (2)     2.18        (8)

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.62        1.59            1.94        (16)

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              2.58        2.28        13      2.71        (5)

 

a.

These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the press release to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see endnote 8.

b.

Cost of sales per pound (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - copper plus our equity share of cost of sales attributable to Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid divided by copper pounds sold.

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2019    19    PRESS RELEASE


Appendix 3

2019 Outlook Assumptions and Economic Sensitivity Analysis19

 

      2019
Guidance
Assumption
     Hypothetical
Change
     Impact on
EBITDA
(millions)
     Impact on
AISC7,8
 

 Gold revenue, net of royalties

     $1,250/oz        +/- $100/oz        +/- $ 128        +/- $ 3/oz  

 Copper revenue, net of royalties

     $2.75/lb        +/- $0.50/lb        +/- $ 40        +/- $ 0.05/lb  

 Gold all-in sustaining costs7

                                   

 WTI crude oil price

     $65/bbl        +/- $10/bbl        +/- $ 10        +/- $ 7/oz  

 Australian dollar exchange rate

     0.75:1        +/- 10%        +/- $ 7        +/- $ 5/oz  

 Argentine peso exchange rate

     60:1        +/- 10%        +/- $ 1        +/- $ 1/oz  

 Canadian dollar exchange rate

     1.3:1        +/- 10%        +/- $ 9        +/- $ 7/oz  

 European euro exchange rate

     1.2:1        +/- 10%        +/- $ 0        +/- $ 0/oz  

 Copper all-in sustaining costs8

                                   

 WTI crude oil price

     $65/bbl        +/- $10/bbl        +/- $ 2        +/- $ 0.02/lb  

 Chilean peso exchange rate

     680:1        +/- 10%        +/- $ 2        +/- $ 0.03/lb  

Technical Information

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Steven Yopps, MMSA, Director - Metallurgy, North America; Chad Yuhasz, P.Geo, Mineral Resource Manager, Latin America and Australia Pacific; Simon Bottoms, CGeol, MGeol, FGS, MAusIMM, Mineral Resources Manager, Africa and Middle East; Rodney Quick, MSc, Pr. Sci.Nat, Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive; John Steele, CIM, Metallurgy, Engineering and Capital Projects Executive; and Rob Krcmarov, FAusIMM, Executive Vice President, Exploration and Growth — each a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Endnotes

Endnote 1

“Adjusted net earnings” and “adjusted net earnings per share” are non-GAAP financial performance measures. Adjusted net earnings excludes the following from net earnings: certain impairment charges (reversals) related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investments; gains (losses) and other one-time costs relating to acquisitions or dispositions; foreign currency translation gains (losses); significant tax adjustments not related to current period earnings; unrealized gains (losses) on non-hedge derivative instruments; and the tax effect and non-controlling interest of these items. The Company uses this measure internally to evaluate our underlying operating performance for the reporting periods presented and to assist with the planning and forecasting of future operating results. Barrick believes that adjusted net earnings is a useful measure of our performance because these adjusting items do not reflect the underlying operating performance of our core mining business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

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Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Earnings per Share, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Net Earnings per Share

 

($ millions, except per share amounts in dollars)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to equity holders of the Company      2,277       194       (412     2,582       (348
Impairment charges related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investmentsa      (872     12       431       (857     492  
Acquisition/disposition (gains) lossesb      (1,901     (12     (1     (1,913     (49
(Gain) loss on currency translation      40       (6     62       56       152  
Significant tax adjustmentsc      35       (83     (39     (40     23  
Other expense adjustmentsd      53       58       68       158       105  
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-hedge derivative instruments      1       0       0       0       0  
Tax effect and non-controlling interest      631       (9     (20     616       (35
Adjusted net earnings      264       154       89       602       340  
Net earnings per sharee      1.30       0.11       (0.35     1.47       (0.30
Adjusted net earnings per sharee      0.15       0.09       0.08       0.34       0.29  
a. 

Net impairment reversals for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to non-current asset reversals at Lumwana, partially offset by impairments at Cortez and Lagunas Norte. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, net impairment charges primarily relate to non-current asset impairments at Lagunas Norte.

b. 

Acquisition/disposition gains for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to the gain on the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines.

c. 

Significant tax adjustments for the three months ended June 30, 2019 primarily relate to an adjustment to deferred taxes at Veladero.

d. 

Other expense adjustments for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to severance costs as a result of the implementation of a number of organizational reductions, the impact of changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision and transaction costs related to Nevada Gold Mines and Acacia.

e. 

Calculated using weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method of earnings per share.

Endnote 2

Includes Tanzania on a 63.9% basis (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience), Pueblo Viejo on a 60% basis, South Arturo on a 60% basis (36.9% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), and Veladero on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales. Also includes Loulo-Gounkoto on an 80% basis, Kibali on a 45% basis, Tongon on an 89.7% basis and Morila on a 40% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales, commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019 onwards.

Endnote 3

“Realized price” is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes from sales: unrealized gains and losses on non-hedge derivative contracts; unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses on provisional pricing from copper and gold sales contracts; sales attributable to ore purchase arrangements; treatment and refining charges; and export duties. This measure is intended to enable Management to better understand the price realized in each reporting period for gold and copper sales because unrealized mark-to-market values of non-hedge gold and copper derivatives are subject to change each period due to changes in market factors such as market and forward gold and copper prices, so that prices ultimately realized may differ from those recorded. The exclusion of such unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses from the presentation of this performance measure enables investors to understand performance based on the realized proceeds of selling gold and copper production. The realized price measure is intended to provide additional information and does not have any standardized definition under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

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Reconciliation of Sales to Realized Price per ounce/pound

 

  ($ millions, except per

  ounce/pound information

  in dollars)

  

Gold

   

Copper

     Gold     Copper  
                           For the three months ended             For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19      6/30/19      9/30/18      9/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19      9/30/18  

Sales

     2,585       1,937       1,661       45        103        145        6,428       4,866       311        368  

Sales applicable to non-controlling interests

     (748     (240     (179     0        0        0        (1,212     (537     0        0  

Sales applicable to equity method investmentsa,b

     140       135       0       100        124        126        404       0       345        326  

Realized non-hedge gold/ copper derivative (losses) gains

     0       1       0       0        0        0        1       2       0        0  

Sales applicable to sites in care and maintenancec

     (32     (26     (22     0        0        0        (84     (83     0        0  

Treatment and refinement charges

     0       0       0       18        25        43        0       1       74        103  

Export duties

     0       0       3       0        0        0        0       3       0        0  

Revenues – as adjusted

     1,945       1,807       1,463       163        252        314        5,537       4,252       730        797  

Ounces/pounds sold (000s ounces/millions pounds)c

     1,318       1,372       1,204       65        96        114        4,055       3,312       264        273  

Realized gold/copper price per ounce/poundd

     1,476       1,317       1,216       2.55        2.62        2.76        1,365       1,284       2.78        2.92  
a.

Represents sales of $133 million and $375 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $125 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) applicable to our 45% equity method investment in Kibali of $8 million and $30 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $10 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) applicable to our 40% equity method investment in Morila for gold. Represents sales of $66 million and $233 million, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $86 million and September 30, 2018: $74 million and $216 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Zaldívar and $37 million and $125 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $44 million and September 30, 2018: $58 million and $124 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Jabal Sayid for copper.

b.

Sales applicable to equity method investments are net of treatment and refinement charges.

c.

Figures exclude Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, from the calculation of realized price per ounce as the mine is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure.

d.

Realized price per ounce/pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

Endnote 4

“Free cash flow” is a non-GAAP financial performance measure which deducts capital expenditures from net cash provided by operating activities. Barrick believes this to be a useful indicator of our ability to operate without reliance on additional borrowing or usage of existing cash. Free cash flow is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. Free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on this non-GAAP measure are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

 

  ($ millions)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  

Net cash provided by operating activities

     1,004       434       706       1,958       1,354  

Capital expenditures

     (502     (379     (387     (1,255     (1,026

Free cash flow

     502       55       319       703       328  

 

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Endnote 5

These amounts are presented on the same basis as our guidance and include our 60% share of Pueblo Viejo and South Arturo (36.9% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), our 63.9% share of Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and our 50% share of Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid. Also includes our 80% share of Loulo-Gounkoto, 89.7% share of Tongon, 45% share of Kibali and 40% share of Morila commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Starting July 1, 2019, it also includes our 61.5% share of Nevada Gold Mines.

Endnote 6

Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales applicable to gold on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo from cost of sales (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines)), divided by attributable gold ounces. The non-controlling interest of 20% Loulo-Gounkoto and 10.3% of Tongon is also removed from cost of sales and our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Kibali and Morila) is included commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards. Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales applicable to copper including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid), divided by consolidated copper pounds (including our proportionate share of copper pounds from our equity method investments).

Endnote 7

“Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and “All-in costs” per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “Total cash costs” per ounce starts with cost of sales applicable to gold production, but excludes the impact of depreciation, the non-controlling interest of cost of sales, and includes by-product credits. “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce begin with “Total cash costs” per ounce and add further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, sustaining leases, general & administrative costs, minesite exploration and evaluation costs, and reclamation cost accretion and amortization. “All-in costs” per ounce starts with “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and adds additional costs that reflect the varying costs of producing gold over the life-cycle of a mine, including: project capital expenditures and other non-sustaining costs. Barrick believes that the use of “total cash costs” per ounce, “all-in sustaining costs” per ounce and “All-in costs” per ounce will assist investors, analysts and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing gold, understanding the economics of gold mining, assessing our operating performance and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and “All-in costs” per ounce are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. Although a standardized definition of all-in sustaining costs was published in 2013 by the World Gold Council (a market development organization for the gold industry comprised of and funded by 26 gold mining companies from around the world, including Barrick), it is not a regulatory organization, and other companies may calculate this measure differently. Starting from the first quarter of 2019, we have renamed “cash costs” to “total cash costs” when referring to our gold operations. The calculation of total cash costs is identical to our previous calculation of cash costs with only a change in the naming convention of this non-GAAP measure. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

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Reconciliation of Gold Cost of Sales to Total cash costs, All-in sustaining costs and All-in costs, including on a per ounce basis

 

  ($ millions, except per ounce information

  in dollars)

                  For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      Footnote      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  

Cost of sales applicable to gold production

        1,831       1,437       1,164       4,618       3,268  

Depreciation

        (538     (431     (319     (1,353     (907

Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments

        45       62       0       169       0  

By-product credits

        (48     (23     (31     (95     (105

Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivatives

     a        1       (1     0       0       0  

Non-recurring items

     b        (4     (9     (7     (33     (17

Other

     c        (19     (26     (18     (65     (60

Non-controlling interests

     d        (339     (112     (83     (552     (233

Total cash costs

              929       897       706       2,689       1,946  

General & administrative costs

        68       59       71       181       212  

Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

     e        22       12       11       45       31  

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

     f        406       267       233       926       699  

Sustaining leases

        5       8       0       23       0  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

     g        28       16       25       58       63  

Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other

     h        (184     (76     (101     (335     (256

All-in sustaining costs

              1,274       1,183       945       3,587       2,695  

Project exploration and evaluation and project costs

     e        64       86       78       213       228  

Community relations costs not related to current operations

        1       0       1       2       2  

Project capital expenditures

     f        96       108       126       324       332  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (non-operating sites)

     g        5       7       9       19       25  

Non-controlling interest and copper operations and other

     h        (46     (28     (8     (77     (16

All-in costs

              1,394       1,356       1,151       4,068       3,266  

Ounces sold - equity basis (000s ounces)

     i        1,318       1,372       1,204       4,055       3,312  

Cost of sales per ounce

     j,k        1,065       964       850       991       859  

Total cash costs per ounce

     k        710       651       587       663       588  

Total cash costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

     k,l        735       663       603       680       609  

All-in sustaining costs per ounce

     k        984       869       785       883       813  

All-in sustaining costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

     k,l        1,009       881       801       900       834  

All-in costs per ounce

     k        1,074       999       956       999       986  

All-in costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

     k,l        1,099       1,011       972       1,016       1,007  

 

a.

Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivatives

Includes realized hedge losses of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $2 million), and realized non-hedge losses of $1 million and $nil, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: gains of $1 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $2 million, respectively). Refer to note 5 to the Financial Statements for further information.

 

b.

Non-recurring items

Non-recurring items in 2019 relate to organizational restructuring. These costs are not indicative of our cost of production and have been excluded from the calculation of total cash costs.

 

c.

Other

Other adjustments for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 include the removal of total cash costs and by-product credits associated with our Pierina mine, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, which all are mining incidental ounces as they enter closure, of $19 million and $57 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $19 million and September 30, 2018: $18 million and $60 million, respectively, relating to Pierina only).

 

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d.

Non-controlling interests

Non-controlling interests include non-controlling interests related to gold production of $506 million and $829 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $171 million and September 30, 2018: $121 million and $339 million, respectively). Non-controlling interests include Pueblo Viejo and Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience). Starting January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger, non-controlling interests also include Loulo-Gounkoto and Tongon and starting July 1, 2019, it also includes Nevada Gold Mines. Refer to note 5 to the Financial Statements for further information.

 

e.

Exploration and evaluation costs

Exploration, evaluation and project expenses are presented as minesite sustaining if it supports current mine operations and project if it relates to future projects. Refer to page 70 of the Third Quarter 2019 MD&A.

 

f.

Capital expenditures

Capital expenditures are related to our gold sites only and are presented on a 100% cash basis starting from January 1, 2019 and on a 100% accrued basis for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018. They are split between minesite sustaining and project capital expenditures. Project capital expenditures are distinct projects designed to increase the net present value of the mine and are not related to current production. Significant projects in the current year are stripping at Rangefront declines, Cortez Crossroads, the Goldrush exploration declines, the Deep South Expansion, and construction of the third shaft at Turquoise Ridge. Refer to page 68 of the Third Quarter 2019 MD&A.

 

g.

Rehabilitation—accretion and amortization

Includes depreciation on the assets related to rehabilitation provisions of our gold operations and accretion on the rehabilitation provision of our gold operations, split between operating and non-operating sites.

 

h.

Non-controlling interest and copper operations

Removes general & administrative costs related to non-controlling interests and copper based on a percentage allocation of revenue. Also removes exploration, evaluation and project expenses, rehabilitation costs and capital expenditures incurred by our copper sites and the non-controlling interest of our Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and Pueblo Viejo operating segments and South Arturo (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines). Also removes the non-controlling interest of our Loulo-Gounkoto and Tongon operating segments commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger, and of Nevada Gold Mines starting July 1, 2019. It also includes capital expenditures applicable to equity method investments. Figures remove the impact of Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila. The impact is summarized as the following:

 

  ($ millions)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
  Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other    9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  

General & administrative costs

     (22     (23     (20     (55     (68

Minesite exploration and evaluation expenses

     (9     0       0       (10     (1

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

     (10     (1     (1     (12     (4

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

     (143     (52     (80     (258     (183

All-in sustaining costs total

     (184     (76     (101     (335     (256

Project exploration and evaluation and project costs

     (12     (26     (7     (40     (13

Project capital expenditures

     (34     (2     (1     (37     (3

All-in costs total

     (46     (28     (8     (77     (16

 

i.

Ounces sold - equity basis

Figures remove the impact of Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, which are mining incidental ounces as the sites enter closure.

 

j.

Cost of sales per ounce

Figures remove the cost of sales impact of Pierina of $28 million and $99 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $44 million and September 30, 2018: $23 million and $84 million, respectively), and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight of $1 million and $1 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) and Morila of $10 million and $10 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) which are mining incidental ounces as these sites enter closure. Cost of sales per ounce excludes non-controlling interest related to gold production. Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo from cost of sales (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines)), divided by attributable gold ounces. The non-controlling interest of 20% Loulo-Gounkoto and 10.3% of Tongon is also removed from cost of sales and our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Kibali and Morila) is included commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards.

 

k.

Per ounce figures

Cost of sales per ounce, total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

 

l.

Co-product costs per ounce

Total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce presented on a co-product basis removes the impact of by-product credits of our gold production (net of non-controlling interest) calculated as:

 

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  ($ millions)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  

By-product credits

     48       23       31       95       105  

Non-controlling interest

     (16     (7     (11     (31     (35

By-product credits (net of non-controlling interest)

     32       16       20       64       70  

Endnote 8

“C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “C1 cash costs” per pound is based on cost of sales but excludes the impact of depreciation and royalties and includes treatment and refinement charges. “All-in sustaining costs” per pound begins with “C1 cash costs” per pound and adds further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, general & administrative costs and royalties and production taxes. Barrick believes that the use of “C1 cash costs” per pound and “all-in sustaining costs” per pound will assist investors, analysts, and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing copper, understanding the economics of copper mining, assessing our operating performance, and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are intended to provide additional information only, do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Copper Cost of Sales to C1 cash costs and All-in sustaining costs, including on a per pound basis

 

  ($ millions, except per pound information in dollars)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     9/30/18     9/30/19     9/30/18  

Cost of sales

     49       101       144       281       348  

Depreciation/amortization

     (13     (28     (37     (83     (86

Treatment and refinement charges

     18       25       43       74       103  

Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments

     59       69       81       194       203  

Less: royalties and production taxesa

     (5     (9     (10     (26     (29

By-product credits

     (3     (2     (1     (8     (4

Other

     0       (5     0       (5     0  

C1 cash cost of sales

     105       151       220       427       535  

General & administrative costs

     5       6       7       16       23  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization

     2       3       5       8       13  

Royalties and production taxesa

     5       9       10       26       29  

Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

     1       1       1       4       2  

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

     48       48       65       155       153  

Sustaining leases

     0       1       0       2       0  

Inventory write-downs

     0       0       0       0       0  

All-in sustaining costs

     166       219       308       638       755  

Pounds sold - consolidated basis (millions pounds)

     65       96       114       264       273  

Cost of sales per poundb,c

     2.00       2.04       2.18       2.10       2.22  

C1 cash cost per poundb

     1.62       1.59       1.94       1.62       1.97  

All-in sustaining costs per poundb

     2.58       2.28       2.71       2.42       2.76  
a.

For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019, royalties and production taxes include royalties of $5 million and $26 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $9 million and September 30, 2018: $11 million and $28 million, respectively).

b.

Cost of sales per pound, C1 cash costs per pound and all-in sustaining costs per pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

c.

Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid), divided by consolidated copper pounds (including our proportionate share of copper pounds from our equity method investments).

Endnote 9

The declaration and payment of dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and will depend on the Company’s financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

 

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Endnote 10

A Tier One Gold Asset is a mine with a stated life in excess of 10 years with 2017 production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and 2017 total cash cost per ounce within the bottom half of Wood Mackenzie’s cost curve tools (excluding state-owned and privately-owned mines). For purposes of determining Tier One Gold Assets, total cash cost per ounce is based on data from Wood Mackenzie as of August 31, 2018, except in respect of Barrick’s mines where Barrick may rely on its internal data which is more current and reliable. The Wood Mackenzie calculation of total cash cost per ounce may not be identical to the manner in which Barrick calculates comparable measures. Total cash cost per ounce is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Total cash cost per ounce should not be considered by investors as an alternative to operating profit, net profit attributable to shareholders, or to other IFRS measures. Barrick believes that total cash cost per ounce is a useful indicator for investors and management of a mining company’s performance as it provides an indication of a company’s profitability and efficiency, the trends in cash costs as the company’s operations mature, and a benchmark of performance to allow for comparison against other companies.

Wood Mackenzie is an independent third party research and consultancy firm that provides data for, among others, the metals and mining industry. Wood Mackenzie does not have any affiliation to Barrick.

Endnote 11

On a 100% basis. Our 2019 attributable production forecast is 520 - 570 thousand ounces for Loulo-Gounkoto and 330 - 350 thousand ounces for Kibali.    

Endnote 12

These five operations are part of Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019. Amounts include Cortez (100%), Goldstrike (100%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%), also known collectively as Barrick Nevada, from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, and Cortez, Carlin (which includes Goldstrike), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon on a 61.5% basis from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

Endnote 13

Includes our 60% share of South Arturo from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and 36.9% from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

Endnote 14

Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc. On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own. Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT’s 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.

Endnote 15

Other sites include Lagunas Norte, Golden Sunlight, and Morila (40%) and excludes Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure. Due to the planned ramp down of operations, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for Golden Sunlight or Morila after the second quarter and will cease to include Lagunas Norte after the end of the third quarter.

Endnote 16

Total cash costs and all-in sustaining costs per ounce include the impact of hedges and/or costs allocated to non-operating sites.

Endnote 17

Operating unit guidance ranges reflect expectations at each individual operating unit, and may not add up to the company-wide guidance range total. Guidance ranges exclude Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure.

Endnote 18

Includes corporate administration costs.

Endnote 19

Reflects impact on the remaining three months of 2019.

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2019    27    PRESS RELEASE


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Enquiries

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Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

 

Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “on track”, “deliver”, heading for”, “working on”, “points to”, “plan”, “progresses”, “upside”, “opportunities”, “scheduled for”, “objective”, “expected”, “potential”, “underway”, “strategy”, “will”, “being evaluated”, “proposed”, “aims”, “developing”, “continues” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: Barrick’s forward-looking production and cost guidance; timing of completion of a feasibility study for the potential plant expansion at Pueblo Viejo; potential mineralization, including at Fourmile; potential extensions to life of mine, including at Porgera, Veladero, Pueblo Viejo, Hemlo, Loulo Gounkoto and Kibali; timing of completion of Barrick’s five- and ten-year plans; dispositions of non-core assets, and potential proceeds from any such

transactions; potential exploration targets and mineral resource potential, including reserve replenishment; opportunities to deliver value for Barrick’s owners and stakeholders; Barrick’s energy and sustainability strategies, and potential reductions to Barrick’s carbon footprint and costs; potential efficiency improvements and capital projects initiatives; future investments in community projects and contributions to local economies; the new partnership between Barrick and the GoT and the agreement to resolve all outstanding disputes between Acacia and the GoT; expectations regarding settlement negotiations with the Government of Mali; potential advancements in automation technology; Barrick’s human capital management and employee development plans; future engagement with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in respect of the new Mining Code introduced in 2018 and related regulations; and expectations regarding future price assumptions, financial performance and other outlook or guidance.

 


Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; whether the agreement to settle all disputes between Acacia and the Government of Tanzania (the “GoT”) will be legalized and executed by the GoT; the Company’s ability to successfully re-integrate Acacia’s operations; the benefits expected from recent transactions being realized, including Nevada Gold Mines; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; increased costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the construction of capital projects; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; non-renewal of key licenses by governmental authorities; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick’s targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; adverse changes in our credit ratings; the impact of inflation; fluctuations in the currency markets; changes in U.S. dollar interest rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; lack of certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, corruption and other factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law; risks associated with illegal and artisanal mining; the risks of operating in jurisdictions where infectious diseases present major health care issues; disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling,

engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties, or over access to water, power and other required infrastructure; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions or complete divestitures; risks associated with working with partners in jointly controlled assets; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 
EX-99.2

Exhibit 99.2

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS (“MD&A”)

QUARTERLY REPORT ON THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2019

 

This portion of the Quarterly Report provides management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) of the financial condition and results of operations, to enable a reader to assess material changes in financial condition and results of operations as at, and for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019, in comparison to the corresponding prior-year periods. The MD&A is intended to help the reader understand Barrick Gold Corporation (“Barrick”, “we”, “our” or the “Company”), our operations, financial performance and present and future business environment. This MD&A, which has been prepared as of November 5, 2019, is intended to supplement and complement the condensed unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (“IAS 34”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (collectively, the “Financial Statements”), which are included in this Quarterly Report on pages 102 to 123. You are encouraged to review the Financial Statements in conjunction with your review of this MD&A. This MD&A should be read in conjunction with both the annual audited consolidated financial statements for the two years ended December 31, 2018, the related annual MD&A included in the 2018 Annual Report, and the most

recent Form 40–F/Annual Information Form on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities. These documents and additional information relating to the Company are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Certain notes to the Financial Statements are specifically referred to in this MD&A and such notes are incorporated by reference herein. All dollar amounts in this MD&A are in millions of United States dollars (“$” or “US$”), unless otherwise specified.

For the purposes of preparing our MD&A, we consider the materiality of information. Information is considered material if: (i) such information results in, or would reasonably be expected to result in, a significant change in the market price or value of our shares; or (ii) there is a substantial likelihood that a reasonable investor would consider it important in making an investment decision; or (iii) it would significantly alter the total mix of information available to investors. We evaluate materiality with reference to all relevant circumstances, including potential market sensitivity.

 

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this MD&A, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “target”, “plan”, “objective”, “assume”, “intend”, “project”, “pursue”, “goal”, “continue”, “budget”, “estimate”, “potential”, “may”, “will”, “can”, “could”, “would”, “should” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this MD&A contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: (i) Barrick’s forward-looking production guidance; (ii) estimates of future cost of sales per ounce for gold and per pound for copper, total cash costs per ounce and C1 cash costs per pound, and all-in-sustaining costs per ounce/pound; (iii) cash flow forecasts; (iv) projected capital, operating and exploration expenditures; (v) mine life and production rates; (vi) estimated timing for construction of, and production from, new projects; (vii) anticipated gold production from the Deep South Project; (viii) timing of completion of a feasibility study for Goldrush and Fourmile and timing of approval of the plan of operations; (ix) the potential for plant expansion at Pueblo Viejo to increase throughput and convert resources into reserves; (x) the new partnership between Barrick and the Government of Tanzania (“GoT”) and the agreement to resolve all outstanding disputes between Acacia and the GoT; (xi) expected agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea regarding an extension of Porgera’s special mining lease; (xii) expected timing for completion of refurbishments at one of the smelters that processes Lumwana concentrate; (xiii) our pipeline of high confidence projects at or near existing operations; (xiv)

potential mineralization and metal or mineral recoveries; (xv) our ability to convert resources into reserves; (xvi) asset sales, joint ventures and partnerships, including with respect to Kalgoorlie; and (xvii) expectations regarding future price assumptions, financial performance and other outlook or guidance.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this MD&A in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; whether the agreement to settle all disputes between Acacia and the GoT will be legalized and executed by the GoT; the Company’s ability to successfully re-integrate Acacia’s operations; the benefits expected from recent transactions being realized, including Nevada Gold Mines; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; increased

 

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2019   28   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS


costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the construction of capital projects; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; non-renewal of key licenses by governmental authorities; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick’s targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; adverse changes in our credit ratings; the impact of inflation; fluctuations in the currency markets; changes in U.S. dollar interest rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; lack of certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, corruption and other factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law; risks associated with illegal and artisanal mining; the risks of operating in jurisdictions where infectious diseases present major health care issues; disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; risk

of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties, or over access to water, power and other required infrastructure; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions or complete divestitures; risks associated with working with partners in jointly controlled assets; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this MD&A are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this MD&A. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 

 

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MERGER WITH RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED

On January 1, 2019, Barrick acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Randgold Resources Limited (“Randgold”) for $7.9 billion based on the December 31, 2018 closing share price of Barrick’s common shares (the “Merger”). We began consolidating the operating results, cash flows and net assets of Randgold from January 1, 2019 and the results presented in this MD&A reflect that. Refer to note 4 of the Financial Statements for further details of this transaction.

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE MEASURES

We use the following non-GAAP financial performance measures in our MD&A:

 

   

“adjusted net earnings”

 

   

“free cash flow”

 

   

“EBITDA”

 

   

“adjusted EBITDA”

 

   

“total cash costs per ounce”

 

   

“C1 cash costs per pound”

 

   

“all-in sustaining costs per ounce/pound”

 

   

“all-in costs per ounce” and

 

   

“realized price”

For a detailed description of each of the non-GAAP financial performance measures used in this MD&A and a detailed reconciliation to the most directly comparable measure under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), please refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures section of this MD&A on pages 77 to 98. Each non-GAAP financial performance measure has been annotated with a reference to an endnote on page 99. The non-GAAP financial performance measures set out in this MD&A are intended to provide additional information to investors and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Changes in Presentation of Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures

Total cash costs

Starting from the first quarter of 2019, we have renamed “cash costs” to “total cash costs” when referring to our gold operations. The calculation of total cash costs is identical to our previous calculation of cash costs with only a change in the naming convention of this non-GAAP measure.

All-in sustaining costs and all-in costs

Starting from the first quarter of 2019, we have included sustaining capital expenditures and project capital expenditures on a cash basis instead of an accrual basis. As a result of adopting IFRS 16 Leases, the full lease amount is included in accrued capital expenditures on initial recognition. We believe that the change in capital expenditures from an accrual basis to a cash basis better reflects the timing of costs associated with our operations. The original World Gold Council (“WGC”) Guidance Note explicitly excluded certain financing activities from all-in sustaining costs and all-in costs. As a result of the new lease accounting standard, the WGC Guidance Note was updated to include both the principal and interest portion of the cash lease payment in the all-in sustaining costs and all-in cost metrics. We have updated our calculation accordingly. Prior periods have not been restated but would not be materially different.

INDEX    page  
Overview   

Financial and Operating Highlights

     31  

Key Business Developments

     35  

Full Year 2019 Outlook

     37  

Production and Cost Summary

     39  
Operating Divisions Performance      41  

Nevada Gold Mines LLC

     42  

Cortez

     43  

Carlin

     45  

Turquoise Ridge

     47  

Other Mines

     49  

Pueblo Viejo

     50  

Loulo-Gounkoto

     52  

Kibali

     53  

Veladero

     55  

Tanzania

     57  

Other Mines

     60  

Projects

     62  

Exploration

     63  
Review of Financial Results      65  

Revenue

     65  

Production Costs

     67  

Capital Expenditures

     68  

General and Administrative Expenses

     69  

Exploration, Evaluation and Project Expenses

     70  

Finance Costs, Net

     70  

Additional Significant Statement of Income Items

     71  

Income Tax Expense

     72  
Financial Condition Review      73  

Balance Sheet Review

     73  

Shareholders’ Equity

     73  

Financial Position and Liquidity

     73  

Summary of Cash Inflow (Outflow)

     74  
Commitments and Contingencies      75  
Review of Quarterly Results      76  
Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Disclosure Controls and Procedures      76  
IFRS Critical Accounting Policies and Accounting Estimates      77  
Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures      77  
Technical Information      99  
Endnotes      99  
Financial Statements      102  
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements      107  
 

 

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OVERVIEW

Financial and Operating Highlights

 

     For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/19     6/30/19     % Change     9/30/18     % Change     9/30/19     9/30/18     % Change  

Financial Results ($ millions)

                

Revenues

     2,678       2,063       30  %      1,837       46  %      6,834       5,339       28  % 

Cost of sales

     1,889       1,545       22  %      1,315       44  %      4,924       3,643       35  % 

Net earnings (loss)a

     2,277       194       1,074  %      (412     653  %      2,582       (348     842  % 

Adjusted net earningsb

     264       154       71  %      89       197  %      602       340       77  % 

Adjusted EBITDAb

     1,297       972       33  %      776       67  %      3,271       2,274       44  % 

Adjusted EBITDA marginc

     48     47     2  %      42     14  %      48     43     12  % 

Total capital expenditures - sustainingd

     406       267       52  %      256       59  %      926       701       32  % 

Total project capital expendituresd

     96       108       (11 )%      131       (27 )%      324       325       0  % 

Total consolidated capital expendituresd,e

     502       379       32  %      387       30  %      1,255       1,026       22  % 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     1,004       434       131  %      706       42  %      1,958       1,354       45  % 

Net cash provided by operating activities marginf

     37     21     76  %      38     (3 )%      29     25     16  % 

Free cash flowb

     502       55       813  %      319       57  %      703       328       114  % 

Net earnings (loss) per share (basic and diluted)

     1.30       0.11       1,082  %      (0.35     471  %      1.47       (0.30     590  % 

Adjusted net earnings (basic)b per share

     0.15       0.09       67  %      0.08       88  %      0.34       0.29       17  % 

Weighted average diluted common shares

(millions of shares)

     1,756       1,752       0  %      1,167       50  %      1,751       1,167       50  % 

Operating Results

                

Gold production (thousands of ounces)g

     1,306       1,353       (3 )%      1,149       14  %      4,026       3,265       23  % 

Gold sold (thousands of ounces)g

     1,318       1,372       (4 )%      1,204       9  %      4,055       3,312       22  % 

Market gold price ($/oz)

     1,472       1,309       12  %      1,213       21  %      1,364       1,282       6  % 

Realized gold priceb,g ($/oz)

     1,476       1,317       12  %      1,216       21  %      1,365       1,284       6  % 

Gold cost of sales (Barrick’s share)g,h ($/oz)

     1,065       964       10  %      850       25  %      991       859       15  % 

Gold total cash costsb,g ($/oz)

     710       651       9  %      587       21  %      663       588       13  % 

Gold all-in sustaining costsb,g ($/oz)

     984       869       13  %      785       25  %      883       813       9  % 

Copper production (millions of pounds)i

     112       97       15  %      106       6  %      315       274       15  % 

Copper sold (millions of pounds)i

     65       96       (32 )%      114       (43 )%      264       273       (3 )% 

Market copper price ($/lb)

     2.63       2.77       (5 )%      2.77       (5 )%      2.74       3.01       (9 )% 

Realized copper priceb,i ($/lb)

     2.55       2.62       (3 )%      2.76       (8 )%      2.78       2.92       (5 )% 

Copper cost of sales (Barrick’s share)i,j ($/lb)

     2.00       2.04       (2 )%      2.18       (8 )%      2.10       2.22       (5 )% 

Copper C1 cash costsb,i ($/lb)

     1.62       1.59       2  %      1.94       (16 )%      1.62       1.97       (18 )% 

Copper all-in sustaining costsb,i ($/lb)

     2.58       2.28       13  %      2.71       (5 )%      2.42       2.76       (12 )% 
      As at
9/30/19
    As at
6/30/19
    % Change     As at
9/30/18
    % Change                       

Financial Position ($ millions)

                

Debt (current and long-term)

     5,560       5,807       (4 )%      5,745       (3 )%       

Cash and equivalents

     2,405       2,153       12  %      1,697       42  %       

Debt, net of cash

     3,155       3,654       (14 )%      4,048       (22 )%                         
a.

Net earnings (loss) represents net earnings (loss) attributable to the equity holders of the Company.

b.

Adjusted net earnings, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted net earnings per share, realized gold price, all-in sustaining costs, total cash costs, C1 cash costs and realized copper price are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of this MD&A.

c.

Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.

d.

Amounts presented on a consolidated cash basis. Project capital expenditures are included in our calculation of all-in costs, but not included in our calculation of all-in sustaining costs.

e.

Total consolidated capital expenditures also includes capitalized interest.

f.

Represents net cash provided by operating activities divided by revenue.

g.

Includes Tanzania on a 63.9% basis (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience), Pueblo Viejo on a 60% basis, South Arturo on a 60% basis (36.9% from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), and Veladero on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales. Also includes Loulo-Gounkoto on an 80% basis, Kibali on a 45% basis, Tongon on an 89.7% basis and Morila on a 40% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales, commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019 onwards.

h.

Gold cost of sales (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - gold on an attributable basis (excluding sites in care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold.

i.

Amounts reflect production and sales from Jabal Sayid and Zaldívar on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production, and Lumwana.

j.

Copper cost of sales (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - copper plus our equity share of cost of sales attributable to Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid divided by pounds sold.

 

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LOGO

 

a.

These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of this MD&A.

b.

Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales applicable to gold on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo from cost of sales (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines)), divided by attributable gold ounces. The non-controlling interest of 20% Loulo-Gounkoto and 10.3% of Tongon is also removed from cost of sales and our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Kibali and Morila) is included commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards. Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales applicable to copper including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid), divided by consolidated copper pounds (including our proportionate share of copper pounds from our equity method investments).

 

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Factors affecting net earnings and adjusted net earnings1 - three months ended September 30, 2019 versus June 30, 2019

Net earnings attributable to equity holders of Barrick (“net earnings”) for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were $2,277 million compared to $194 million in the prior quarter. The significant increase was primarily due to a gain of $1.9 billion ($1.5 billion net of taxes) relating to the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines LLC (“Nevada Gold Mines”) and an impairment reversal of $947 million ($663 million net of taxes) at Lumwana. After adjusting for items that are not indicative of future operating earnings, adjusted net earnings1 of $264 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were 71% higher than the prior quarter. The increase in adjusted net earnings was primarily due to higher realized gold prices1 of $1,476 per ounce in the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1,317 per ounce in the prior quarter. This was partially offset by lower gold sales volumes as a result of the Prohibition Notice, which resulted in the suspension of operations at North Mara in Tanzania.

Factors affecting net earnings and adjusted net earnings1 - three months ended September 30, 2019 versus September 30, 2018

Net earnings for the third quarter of 2019 were $2,277 million compared to a loss of $412 million in the same prior year period. The significant increase was mainly due to a gain of $1.9 billion ($1.5 billion net of taxes) relating to the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines and an impairment reversal of $947 million ($663 million net of taxes) at Lumwana. In addition to these impacts, there was a $405 million impairment charge recorded in the third quarter of 2018 resulting from an asset impairment of Lagunas Norte. After adjusting for items that are not indicative of future operating earnings, adjusted net earnings1 of $264 million in the third quarter of 2019 were $175 million higher than the same prior year period. The increase in adjusted net earnings was primarily due to the Merger. Excluding the impact of the Merger, the increase in adjusted net earnings was primarily due to higher realized gold prices1 of $1,476 per ounce in the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1,216 per ounce in the same prior year period.

Significant adjusting items (pre-tax and excluding non-controlling interest effects) in the three months ended September 30, 2019 include:

 

   

$1,901 million in acquisition/disposition gains mainly relating to the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines; partially offset by

 

   

$872 million in net impairment reversals, relating to Lumwana, partially offset by impairments of land holdings and CHOP infrastructure assets at Cortez; and

 

   

$53 million in other expense adjustments, primarily related to severance costs as a result of the implementation of a number of organizational reductions, the impact of changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision, and transaction costs related to Nevada Gold Mines and Acacia Mining plc.

Refer to page 78 for a full list of reconciling items between net earnings and adjusted net earnings1 for the current and previous periods.

Factors affecting net earnings and adjusted net earnings1 - nine months ended September 30, 2019 versus September 30, 2018

Net earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 were $2,582 million compared to a loss of $348 million in the same prior year period. The significant increase was mainly due to a gain of $1.9 billion ($1.5 billion net of taxes) relating to the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines and an impairment reversal of $947 million ($663 million net of taxes) at Lumwana. In addition to these impacts, there was a $405 million impairment charge recorded in the third quarter of 2018 resulting from an asset impairment of Lagunas Norte. Net earnings were also positively impacted by relatively lower foreign currency translation losses relating to the Argentine peso. The peso has significantly depreciated in both periods and has revalued our peso denominated value-added tax receivable balances. After adjusting for items that are not indicative of future operating earnings, adjusted net earnings1 of $602 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 were $262 million higher than the same prior year period. The increase in adjusted net earnings was primarily due to the Merger. Excluding the impact of the Merger, the increase in adjusted net earnings was primarily due to an increase in realized gold prices1.

Significant adjusting items (pre-tax and excluding non-controlling interest effects) in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 include:

 

   

$1,913 million in acquisition/disposition gains mainly relating to the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines; partially offset by,

 

   

$158 million in other expense adjustments, primarily related to severance costs as a result of the implementation of a number of organizational reductions, the impact of changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision, and transaction costs related to Nevada Gold Mines and Acacia Mining plc; and

 

   

$857 million in net impairment reversals, relating to Lumwana, partially offset by impairments of land holdings and CHOP infrastructure assets at Cortez.

Refer to page 78 for a full list of reconciling items between net earnings and adjusted net earnings1 for the current and previous periods.

* Numerical annotations throughout the text of this document refer to the endnotes found on page 99.

 

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Factors affecting Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow1 - three months ended September 30, 2019 versus June 30, 2019

In the three months ended September 30, 2019, we generated $1,004 million in operating cash flow, compared to $434 million in the prior quarter. The increase of $570 million was primarily due to the impact of the production from Nevada Gold Mines, which commenced on July 1, 2019 and is consolidated and included at 100%. This was combined with higher realized gold prices1 of $1,476 per ounce in the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1,317 per ounce in the prior quarter and a favorable movement in working capital, mainly as a result of the timing of payments and receivables, partially offset by an unfavorable movement in other current assets. Operating cash flow was also positively impacted by lower income taxes paid and cash interest paid.

Free cash flow1 for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $502 million, compared to $55 million in the prior quarter, reflecting higher operating cash flows, partially offset by higher capital expenditures. In the three months ended September 30, 2019, capital expenditures on a cash basis were $502 million compared to $379 million in the prior quarter primarily due to the consolidation impact of Nevada Gold Mines, as described above. This was combined with a strategic land acquisition at Cortez and increased capitalized stripping, underground development and minesite sustaining capital at Loulo-Gounkoto, while project capital expenditures were in line with the same prior year period.

Factors affecting Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow1 - three months ended September 30, 2019 versus September 30, 2018

In the third quarter of 2019, we generated $1,004 million in operating cash flow, compared to $706 million in the same prior year period. The increase of $298 million was primarily due to higher sales volume as a result of the Merger and the formation of Nevada Gold Mines as discussed above. This was combined with higher realized gold prices1 of $1,476 per ounce in the three months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1,216 per ounce in the same prior year period, partially offset by higher direct mining costs as a result of the increased sales volume.

In the third quarter of 2019, we generated free cash flow1 of $502 million compared to $319 million in the same prior year period. The increase primarily reflects higher operating cash flows, partially offset by higher capital expenditures. In the third quarter of 2019, capital expenditures on a cash basis were $502 million compared to $387 million in the third quarter of 2018. The increase in capital expenditures of $115 million was primarily due to higher project minesite sustaining capital expenditures as a result of the Merger and the consolidation impact of Nevada Gold Mines, partially offset by decreases at Pueblo Viejo as a result of lower capitalized stripping costs and timing in project execution and at Tanzania due to lower capitalized stripping. This was further impacted by a decrease in project capital expenditures at Cortez due to the ramp down in the Rangefront Declines, Deep South, and Crossroads dewatering projects, partially offset by increased Crossroads stripping.

Factors affecting Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow1 - nine months ended September 30, 2019 versus September 30, 2018

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we generated $1,958 million in operating cash flow, compared to $1,354 million in the same prior year period. The increase of $604 million was primarily due to higher sales volume as a result of the Merger, the formation of Nevada Gold Mines. This was combined with higher realized gold prices1 of $1,365 per ounce in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to $1,284 per ounce in the same prior year period and higher direct mining costs as a result of the increased sales volume.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, we generated free cash flow1 of $703 million compared to $328 million in the same prior year period. The increase primarily reflects higher operating cash flows, partially offset by higher capital expenditures. In the nine months ended September 30, 2019, capital expenditures on a cash basis were $1,255 million compared to $1,026 million in the same prior year period. Higher capital expenditures of $229 million were primarily due to an increase in minesite sustaining capital expenditures as a result of the Merger and the consolidation impact of Nevada Gold Mines, while project capital expenditures remained in line with the same prior year period.

 

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Key Business Developments

Acacia Mining plc

On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the Acacia Mining plc (“Acacia”) shares we did not already own through a share-for-share exchange of 0.168 Barrick shares and any Acacia Exploration Special Dividends for each ordinary share of Acacia. The Acacia Exploration Special Dividends3 and any deferred cash consideration dividends (if applicable) will be paid as a consequence of a sales process to realize value from the sale of certain Acacia exploration properties to be undertaken during the two year period following closing. This transaction resulted in the issuance of 24,836,876 Barrick common shares or approximately 1% of Barrick’s share capital. As a result, Acacia ceased trading on the London Stock Exchange and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barrick called Barrick TZ Limited. Refer to note 4 to the Financial Statements for more information.

Notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience. As at September 30, 2019, we derecognized the non-controlling interest on the balance sheet related to our former 63.9% ownership of Acacia to reflect our current 100% interest. The former Acacia mine sites (Bulyanhulu, North Mara and Buzwagi) will now be referred to as Tanzania in this report.

On October 20, 2019, we announced that we had reached an agreement with the Government of Tanzania (“GoT”) to settle all disputes between the GoT and the mining companies formerly operated by Acacia but now managed by Barrick. The final agreements have been submitted to the Tanzanian Attorney General for review and legalization.

The terms of the agreement include the payment of $300 million to settle all outstanding tax and other disputes; the lifting of the concentrate export ban; the sharing of future economic benefits from the mines on a 50/50 basis; and a dispute resolution mechanism that provides for binding international arbitration.

In conjunction with the finalization of the agreement, a new operating company called Twiga Minerals Corporation (“Twiga”) has been formed to manage the Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara mines. The GoT will receive a free carried shareholding of 16% in each of the mines and will receive its half of the economic benefits from taxes, royalties, clearing fees and participation in all cash distributions made by the mines and Twiga. An annual true-up mechanism will be included to maintain the 50/50 split.

Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 up until the GoT’s 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.

Nevada Gold Mines LLC

On March 10, 2019, we entered into an implementation agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation, now Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, (“Newmont Goldcorp”) to create a joint venture combining our respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada, USA. This includes Barrick’s Cortez, Goldstrike, Turquoise Ridge and Goldrush properties

 

and Newmont’s Carlin, Twin Creeks, Phoenix, Long Canyon and Lone Tree properties. On July 1, 2019, the transaction closed, establishing Nevada Gold Mines LLC (“Nevada Gold Mines”), and we began consolidating the operating results, cash flows and net assets of Nevada Gold Mines from that date forward. Barrick is the operator of the joint venture and owns 61.5%, with Newmont Goldcorp owning the remaining 38.5% of the joint venture.

As a result of this transaction, Barrick recognized a gain through earnings of $1.9 billion on the remeasurement of our previous 75% interest of Turquoise Ridge. Refer to note 4 to the Financial Statements for more information.

Debt Management

On July 15, 2019, Barrick completed a make-whole repurchase of the approximately $248 million of outstanding principal on our 4.95% Notes due 2020 and incurred a loss on debt extinguishment of $3 million in the third quarter of 2019. The debt repayment is expected to result in an annualized interest saving of approximately $12 million.

Reko Diq Arbitration

On July 12, 2019, the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) awarded $5.84 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited, a joint venture held equally by Barrick and Antofagasta plc, in relation to the arbitration claims filed against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan following the unlawful denial of a mining lease for the Reko Diq project in Pakistan in 2011.

Damages include compensation of $4.087 billion in relation to the fair market value of the Reko Diq project at the time the mining lease was denied, and interest until the date of the award of $1.753 billion. Compound interest continues to apply at a rate of US Prime +1% per annum until the award is paid. The proceeds of this award will not be recognized in our financial statements until any such proceeds have been collected. Refer to note 17 to the Financial Statements for more information regarding these and related matters.

Randgold Resources Limited Merger

On January 1, 2019, we acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Randgold. Each Randgold shareholder received 6.1280 common shares of Barrick for each Randgold share, which resulted in the issuance of 583,669,178 Barrick common shares. After this share issuance, Barrick shareholders owned 66.7%, while former Randgold shareholders owned 33.3%, of the shares of the combined company. We have determined that this transaction represents a business combination with Barrick identified as the acquirer. Based on the December 31, 2018 closing share price of Barrick’s common shares, the total consideration of the acquisition is $7.9 billion.

Randgold was a publicly traded mining company with ownership interests in the following gold mines: Kibali in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Tongon in Côte d’Ivoire; Loulo-Gounkoto and Morila in Mali; and the Massawa project in Senegal and various exploration properties. We began consolidating the operating results, cash flows and net assets of Randgold from January 1, 2019.

 

 

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In conjunction with the Merger, Barrick has a new management team, effective January 1, 2019. Mark Bristow is now President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Randgold, a position he held since its incorporation in 1995. Graham Shuttleworth is now Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick, having formerly served as Randgold‘s Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Kevin Thomson, Senior Executive Vice-President, Strategic Matters, continues in the role to which he was appointed at Barrick in October 2014.

In addition, Barrick is now managed by three regional Chief Operating Officers, each of whom report to the President and CEO. Mark Hill, formerly Barrick’s Chief Investment Officer, was appointed Chief Operating Officer, LATAM and Australia Pacific. Willem Jacobs, formerly Randgold’s General Manager East and Central Africa, was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Africa and Middle East. Catherine Raw, formerly Barrick’s Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Chief Operating Officer, North America.

Following the closing of the Merger, Barrick’s Board of Directors was reconstituted with the following nine Directors: John Thornton (Executive Chairman), Brett Harvey (Lead Independent Director) Mark Bristow, María Ignacia Benítez, Gustavo Cisneros, Christopher Coleman, Michael Evans, Brian Greenspun, and Andrew Quinn. Regrettably, on February 28, 2019, María Ignacia Benítez passed away. Barrick’s Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee initiated a search for an equally compelling and qualified female candidate to fill the vacant Board position and on August 9, 2019, we announced the appointment of Loreto Silva to the Board of Directors as an independent director.

 

 

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Full Year 2019 Outlook

Based on the solid results of our first three quarters of 2019, we expect 2019 attributable gold production to be at the upper end of our existing guidance range of 5.1-5.6 million ounces and both total cash costs per ounce1 and all-in sustaining costs per ounce1 at the lower end of the ranges. As reported in our second quarter MD&A, our guidance range for cost of sales per ounce has now been revised for the impact of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines.

Commencing with this third quarter MD&A, we report on Nevada Gold Mines as five distinct operating divisions in which we own 61.5%: Cortez, Carlin (including Goldstrike), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon. In relation to Cortez, Goldstrike and Turquoise Ridge, the full year guidance is inclusive of our interest in these operating divisions for the first six months of 2019 prior to the formation of Nevada Gold Mines. The guidance for cost of sales per ounce for Carlin, Turquoise Ridge, Phoenix and Long Canyon has been updated to include the additional depreciation resulting from the restatement of these assets to fair market value as a consequence of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019.

As reported in our second quarter MD&A, we will cease to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for Lagunas Norte going forward following the decision to place the mine on care and maintenance at the end of the third quarter.

All other guidance metrics are unchanged inclusive of the Company Outlook.

Five year outlook (2020-2024)

We continue to expect our five-year gold production outlook to be maintained within the 5.1-5.6 million ounce range based on the existing portfolio. We also expect that our cost metrics will be maintained within the following ranges over this five-year time frame: cost of sales per ounce at $1,000-$1,060 per ounce, total cash costs per ounce1 at $650-$700 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs per ounce1 at $850-$950 per ounce, noting we expect all-in sustaining costs per ounce1 to decline over this period.

  Company Outlook

     ($ millions, except per ounce/pound data)

  

2019

Estimate

 

Gold production (millions of ounces)

     5.10 - 5.60  

Gold unit production costs

  

Cost of sales - gold ($/oz)

     940 - 990  

Total cash costs ($/oz)a

     650 - 700  

Depreciation ($/oz)

     320 - 350  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)a

     870 - 920  

Copper production (millions of pounds)

     375 - 430  

Copper unit production costs

  

Cost of sales - copper ($/lb)

     2.30 - 2.70  

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

     1.70 - 2.00  

Depreciation ($/lb)

     0.60 - 0.70  

Copper all-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

     2.40 - 2.90  

Exploration and project expenses

     280 - 340  

Exploration and evaluation

     170 - 180  

Project expenses

     120 - 150  

General and administrative expenses

     ~200  

Corporate administration

     ~140  

Share-based compensationb

     ~40  

Tanzaniac

     ~20  

Other expensed

     80 - 100  

Finance costs

     500 - 550  

Attributable capital expenditures:

  

Attributable minesite sustaining

     1,100 - 1,300  

Attributable project

     300 - 400  

Total attributable capital expenditurese

     1,400 - 1,700  

Effective income tax ratef

     40% - 50%  

Key Assumptions

  

Gold Price ($/oz)

     1,250  

Copper Price ($/lb)

     2.75  

Oil Price (WTI) ($/barrel)

     65  

AUD Exchange Rate (AUD:USD)

     0.75  

ARS Exchange Rate (USD:ARS)

     60.00  

CAD Exchange Rate (USD:CAD)

     1.30  

CLP Exchange Rate (USD:CLP)

     680  

EUR Exchange Rate (EUR:USD)

     1.20  
a.

Total cash costs, C1 cash costs and all-in sustaining costs are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures used in this section of the MD&A to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of this MD&A.

b.

Based on US$12.40 share price and excludes share-based compensation relating to Acacia Mining plc.

c.

Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc, this includes share-based compensation based on a share price of £1.50 or ~US$2.00.

d.

Other expense guidance excludes the remeasurement gain on Turquoise Ridge

e.

2019 Guidance includes our 60% share of Pueblo Viejo, our 80% share of Loulo-Gounkoto, our 89.7% share of Tongon, our 63.9% share of Tanzania up until September 30, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, our guidance includes our 63.9% share up until the end of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience), our 50% share of Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid, our 45% of Kibali, and our share of joint operations. Furthermore, 2019 Guidance includes Cortez (100%), Goldstrike (100%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%), also known as Barrick Nevada, from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, and Cortez, Carlin (including Goldstrike), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon on a 61.5% basis from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019. South Arturo is included on a 60% basis from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and 36.9% from July 1, 2019 onwards.

f.

Based on key assumptions included in this table.

 

 

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Operating Division Guidance

Our 2019 forecast gold and copper production, cost of sales, total cash costs1, and all-in sustaining costs1 ranges by operating division are as follows:

 

  Operating Division    2019 forecast attributable
production (000s ozs)
     2019 forecast cost  of
salesa ($/oz)
     2019 forecast total cash
costsb ($/oz)
     2019 forecast all-in    
sustaining costsb ($/oz)    
 
  Gold            

Carlinc,d

     960 - 1,020        1,020 - 1,080        740 - 790        955 - 995  

Cortezc

     760 - 810        810 - 850        530 - 580        670 - 710  

Turquoise Ridgec

     330 - 370        800 - 850        550 - 600        680 - 730  

Phoenixc

     50 - 70        2,250 - 2,300        940 - 990        1,120 - 1,150  

Long Canyonc

     40 - 50        1,100 - 1,150        300 - 350        920 - 950  

Pueblo Viejo (60%)

     550 - 600        780 - 830        465 - 510        610 - 650  

Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)

     520 - 570        880 - 930        575 - 625        810 - 850  

Kibali (45%)

     330 - 350        1,150 - 1,200        555 - 605        670 - 730  

Kalgoorlie (50%)

     260 - 280        920 - 970        740 - 790        1,010 - 1,050  

Tongon (89.7%)

     250 - 270        1,300 - 1,350        710 - 760        780 - 820  

Porgera (47.5%)

     240 - 260        980 - 1,030        800 - 850        985 - 1,025  

Veladero (50%)

     230 - 250        1,250 - 1,350        770 - 820        1,150 - 1,250  

Hemlo

     200 - 220        890 - 940        765 - 815        1,100 - 1,200  

Tanzania (63.9%)e

     320 - 350        920 - 970        665 - 710        860 - 920  

Other Sitesf

     120 - 160        1,155 - 1,240        895 - 945        1,055 - 1,115  
  Total Attributable to Barrickg,h,i      5,100 - 5,600        940 - 990        650 - 700        870 - 920  
                                     
      2019 forecast attributable
production (millions lbs)
     2019 forecast cost of
salesa ($/lb)
     2019 forecast C1 cash
costsb ($/lb)
     2019 forecast all-in    
sustaining costsb ($/lb)    
 
  Copper            

Lumwana

     210 - 240        2.25 - 2.50        1.80 - 2.10        2.75 - 3.15  

Zaldívar (50%)

     120 - 130        2.40 - 2.70        1.65 - 1.85        2.00 - 2.20  

Jabal Sayid (50%)

     45 - 60        2.00 - 2.30        1.60 - 1.90        1.60 - 1.90  
  Total Copperh      375 - 430        2.30 - 2.70        1.70 - 2.00        2.40 - 2.90  
  a.

Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales applicable to gold on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 20% of Loulo-Gounkoto, 10.3% of Tongon, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, our guidance includes our 63.9% share up until the end of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines) from cost of sales and including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to our equity method investments in Kibali and Morila), divided by attributable gold ounces sold. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards. Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales applicable to copper including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to our equity method investments in Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid, divided by consolidated copper pounds sold (including our proportionate share of copper pounds sold from our equity method investments). The guidance for cost of sales per ounce for Carlin, Turquoise Ridge, Phoenix and Long Canyon has been updated to include the additional depreciation resulting from the restatement of these assets to fair market value as a consequence of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019.

  b.

Total cash costs, all-in sustaining costs and C1 cash costs are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures used in this section of the MD&A to the most directly comparable IFRS measures, please see pages 61 to 76 of this MD&A.

  c.

These five operations are part of Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019. Amounts include Cortez (100%), Goldstrike (100%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%), also known collectively as Barrick Nevada, from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, and Cortez, Carlin (which includes Goldstrike), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon on a 61.5% basis from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

  d.

Includes our 60% share of South Arturo from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and 36.9% from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

  e.

Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc. On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own. Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT’s 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.

  f.

Other sites include Lagunas Norte, Golden Sunlight, and Morila (40%) and excludes Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure. Due to the planned ramp down of operations, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for Golden Sunlight or Morila after the second quarter and will cease to include Lagunas Norte after the end of the third quarter.

  g.

Total cash costs and all-in sustaining costs per ounce include the impact of hedges and/or costs allocated to non-operating sites.

  h.

Operating unit guidance ranges reflect expectations at each individual operating unit, and may not add up to the company-wide guidance range total. Guidance ranges exclude Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure.

  i.

Includes corporate administration costs.

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2019   38   MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS


Production and Cost Summary - Gold

 

     For the three months ended  
                      9/30/19                      6/30/19      % Change                     9/30/18      % Change  
  Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     535        526        2  %      624        (14 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,027        842        22  %      800        28  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     693        594        17  %      526        32  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     946        752        26  %      640        48  % 

Cortez (61.5%)c

             

Gold produced (000s oz)

     126        280        (55 )%      326        (61 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     829        719        15  %      630        32  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     570        489        17  %      342        67  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     772        561        38  %      444        74  % 

Carlin (61.5%)d

             

Gold produced (000s oz)

     278        181        54  %      219        27  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,007        1,116        (10 )%      1,047        (4 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     775        769        1  %      738        5  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,014        1,088        (7 )%      892        14  % 

Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)e

             

Gold produced (000s oz)

     82        65        26  %      79        4  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,077        665        62  %      805        34  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     622        569        9  %      711        (13 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     840        667        26  %      757        11  % 

Phoenix (61.5%)f

             

Gold produced (000s oz)

     25             

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     2,186             

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     1,010             

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,622             

Long Canyon (61.5%)f

             

Gold produced (000s oz)

     24             

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,170             

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     353             

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     714                                     
  Pueblo Viejo (60%)              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     139        124        12  %      151        (8 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     807        852        (5 )%      803        0  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     504        557        (10 )%      517        (3 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     631        702        (10 )%      688        (8 )% 
  Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)g              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     153        147        4  %      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,018        1,072        (5 )%      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     630        598        5  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     966        811        19  %                  
  Kibali (45%)g              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     91        95        (4 )%      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,187        868        37  %      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     554        540        3  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     703        651        8  %                  
  Kalgoorlie (50%)              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     58        57        2  %      75        (23 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,037        1,038        0  %      923        12  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     856        846        1  %      753        14  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,170        1,204        (3 )%      840        39  % 

 

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Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

 

     For the three months ended  
                      9/30/19                      6/30/19      % Change                     9/30/18      % Change  
  Tongon (89.7%)g              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     62        61        2  %      

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,396        1,562        (11 )%      

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     793        750        6  %      

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     869        802        8  %                  
  Porgera (47.5%)              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     75        61        23  %      53        42  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,024        1,032        (1 )%      1,067        (4 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     868        893        (3 )%      775        12  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,053        1,112        (5 )%      1,084        (3 )% 
  Veladero (50%)              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     58        75        (23 )%      49        18  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,243        1,186        5  %      1,083        15  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     773        746        4  %      581        33  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,142        1,046        9  %      995        15  % 
  Hemlo              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     49        55        (11 )%      41        20  % 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,083        953        14  %      1,095        (1 )% 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     953        822        16  %      996        (4 )% 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

     1,280        1,015        26  %      1,247        3  % 
  Tanzania (63.9%)h              

Gold produced (000s oz)

     53        101        (48 )%      87        (39 )% 

Cost of sales ($/oz)

     1,057        920        15  %      842        26  % 

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

     788        659        20  %      670        18  % 

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b