Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (“Buenaventura” or “the Company”) (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest, publicly-traded precious metals mining company, announced today results for the second quarter 2012. All figures have been prepared in accordance with IFRS and are stated in U.S. dollars (US$).
Comments from the Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Roque Benavides, Buenaventura’s Chief Executive Officer, stated:
“Net income in the second quarter was US$152.6 million, which was 23% lower than the figure reported in 2Q11 (US$197.6 million). EBITDA from Buenaventura’s Direct Operations was US$112.9 million, 38% lower than the figure reported in 2Q11 (US$182.5 million), while EBITDA including Affiliates decreased 16%, from US$406.3 million in 2Q11 to US$341.9 million in 2Q12.These results were mainly explained by the higher cost of and exploration costs at non-operating mining sites.
Financial Highlights (in millions of US$, except EPS figures):
(BVN Direct Operations)†
(inc. Affiliates) †