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Atlas Mining Net Income soared to Php3.86 billion in 2021

4 March 2022

Manila, Philippines

Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation ("Atlas Mining") reported a record net income of Php3.86 billion for the year 2021 compared to the net income of Php118 million for the same period in 2020. Stable production, resilient operation and higher metal prices sustained the turnaround performance of Atlas Mining.

Metal prices remained high throughout the year pushing average copper price for 2021 higher by 53% to $4.26/lb and gold price from USD1,777/ounce to USD1,802/ounce compared to the same period last year.

Atlas Mining's wholly-owned subsidiary, Carmen Copper Corporation, reported higher copper production and shipments in the second half compared to the first half of the year due to improvements in copper head grades and recovery. Copper metal produced in the second half increased by 13% from 38.73 million lbs to 43.68 million lbs while gold produced increased by 25% from 11,176 ounces to 13,997 ounces. Year-on-year, copper metal production decreased from 107.09 million pounds in 2020 to 82.41 million pounds in 2021, due mainly to the decrease in copper grades by 19% from 0.304% to 0.247%. Gold production decreased year-on-year by 47% from 47,857 ounces to 25,173 ounces due also to lower gold grades from 8.17 grams/dmt to 5.37 grams/dmt. Despite operational disruptions arising from high rainfall levels and typhoon Odette that affected our mining area, milling tonnage in 2020 of 50,000 tonnes per day or 18.3 million tonnes was sustained in 2021 which tempered the impact of lower grades.

Cash costs decreased by 6% year-on-year from Php9.51 billion in 2020 to Php8.95 billion in 2021, due to overall lower volumes of shipments. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was Php9 77 billion for the year, 10% higher compared to Php8.92 billion in 2020. Core income was Php3.28 billion in 2021 compared to Php2.58 billion in 2020.

Atlas Mining continues to strengthen its overall financial position supported by its improving earnings, efficient operations and robust metals market.

According to Atlas Mining President, Adrian Ramos, "The turnaround of Atlas Mining is credited to a resilient and stable operation that was sustained over the years with a disciplined focus on safety and efficiencies. This enabled Atlas Mining to survive the market downturn and to optimize earnings in a resurgent commodities market."





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