South African miner Harmony Gold on Tuesday reported a jump in third-quarter core profit, boosted by higher output and a strong gold price, positioning the miner to pursue growth.
“The company has a pipeline of cash-enhancing projects which will boost its cash flow margins and sustain its production for many years to come,” Harmony said.
Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation) rose 360% to 9.439 billion rand for the quarter.
The gold miner said production increased to 1,124,274 ounces from 990,691 ounces the same period a year earlier. However, all-in sustaining costs rose 16% to $1,416 per ounce driven by higher royalties and covid-19 and safety related costs.
Harmony lowered its annual production guidance to between 1.50 million to 1.55 million ounces from 1.56 to 1.6 million ounces due to major repair work and maintenance at its Hidden Valley operations in Papua New Guinea.
The miner maintained its annual underground grade and overall cost guidance.
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