Freeport-McMoRan profit beats on higher gold prices, cost curbs

Freeport-McMoRan profit beats on higher gold prices, cost curbs

(Reuters) – Freeport McMoRan Inc FCX.N beat analysts’ estimates for third-quarter profit on Thursday, as the miner benefited from higher gold prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cost cuts.

The Phoenix, Arizona-based company announced a major cost-cutting drive in April and has also lowered its capital expenditure.

Total costs and expenses fell about 7% to $2.97 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

The average price that Freeport received for its gold surged nearly 28% to 1,902 per ounce in the third quarter, with copper and gold sales nearly 7% higher than the company’s July estimates.Gold prices have surged this year as investors flocked to safe-haven investments due to the uncertainty fueled by the pandemic.Freeport said on Thursday plans to transition the giant Grasberg copper and gold project in Indonesia to underground operations from open pit mining were on schedule.The company reported net income attributable to shareholders of $329 million, […]

About the author: StockMan
Any information posted on the website has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and as such, you should before acting on the information or advice, consider the appropriateness of the information or advice in relation to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please be aware that any information posted on this site should not be considered to be financial product advice.
Posting Guidelines
  • Do contribute something to the discussion
  • Do post factual information, analysis and your view on company valuations
  • Do disclose if you have an interest in a security
  • Do take our Terms of Use seriously
Do Not
  • Do not make low-content posts, unsubstantiated ramps or untruthful/misleading statements
  • Do not complain about a post unless you have reported it first, and not on the forum.
  • Do not post financial advice
  • Do not advertise or post sponsored content

Get involved!

Get Connected!

Come and join our community. Expand your network and get to know new people!


No comments yet