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Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX:TCM,OTCQX:TCPTF) released its financial results for Q4 2015, as well as the full 2015 year. The company incurred a net loss of $134.9 million, or $0.62 per share, in 2015; that’s slightly higher than its net loss of $124.2 million, or $0.64 per share, in 2014.

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX:TCM,OTCQX:TCPTF) released its financial results for Q4 2015, as well as the full 2015 year. The company incurred a net loss of $134.9 million, or $0.62 per share, in 2015; that’s slightly higher than its net loss of $124.2 million, or $0.64 per share, in 2014.
Other 2015 highlights are as follows:

  • Total cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2015 were $176.8 million compared to $265.6 million at December 31, 2014. Total debt, including capital lease obligations, at December 31, 2015 was $884.6 million, compared to $944.7 million at December 31, 2014.
  • Cash generated by operating activities was $37.4 million in 2015 compared to $184.8 million in 2014.
  • Consolidated revenues for 2015 were $494.1 million compared to $806.7 million in 2014. Copper and gold sales contributed $360.9 million in revenue in 2015 compared to $350.7 million in 2014. Molybdenum sales for 2015 were $103.7 million compared to $441.2 million in 2014. The decrease in revenues was due primarily to our molybdenum mines being on care and maintenance, partially offset by slightly higher gold revenue.
  • Payable production at Mount Milligan Mine for 2015 was 71.4 million pounds of copper and 218,081 ounces of gold, compared to 2014 payable production of 64.6 million pounds of copper and 177,606 ounces of gold.
  • Non-GAAP unit cash cost per pound of copper produced for 2015 was, on a by-product basis, $0.55 per pound, and, on a co-product basis, $1.55 per pound of copper and $478 per ounce of gold. Non-GAAP unit cash costs in 2014 were, on a by-product basis, $1.15 per pound, and on a co-product basis, $1.97 per pound of copper and $525 per ounce of gold. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for the definition and reconciliation of non-GAAP cash costs.
  • Sales volumes and average realized sales prices for copper and gold for 2015 were 76.5 million pounds of copper at an average realized price of $2.28 per pound and 221,902 ounces of gold at an average realized price of $950 per ounce, as compared to 64.7 million pounds of copper at an average realized price of $3.02 per pound and 172,741 ounces of gold at an average realized price of $1,002 per ounce for 2014. Molybdenum sales volumes in 2015 were 12.1 million pounds at an average realized price of $8.55 per pound compared to 36.6 million pounds at an average realized price of $12.06 per pound for 2014.
  • Consolidated operating income for 2015 was $31.0 million compared to a consolidated operating income of $36.1 million for 2014. Consolidated operating income for 2015 was impacted by $23.6 million in costs of idle operations related to our molybdenum business and non-cash lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs of $15.8 million. Consolidated operating income for 2014 was impacted by non-cash asset impairments of $104.8 million and non-cash lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs of $25.5 million. Year over year consolidated operating income was lower due to our molybdenum mines being on care and maintenance.

Click here to read the full Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX:TCM,OTCQX:TCPTF) press release.

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