Designated News Release         
SECOND QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - "Throughout the first half of 2022, we have focused on optimizing our portfolio and further enhancing our financial flexibility in order to ensure that we are well positioned to respond to accretive growth opportunities and continue creating value for our shareholders," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wheaton Precious Metals. "While not without its challenges, our diverse portfolio once again delivered strong operating cash flow and an attractive dividend yield, highlighting the resiliency of the streaming model to the inflationary pressures currently being felt across the global economy. Furthermore, we are pleased with our continued progress and leadership on sustainability initiatives as highlighted in our third annual Sustainability Report."

Second Quarter 2022 Highlights:

  • Over $300 million in revenue and $206 million in operating cash flow, resulting in a cash balance of $449 million and no debt as at June 30, 2022.
  • $149 million in adjusted net earnings1.
  • Announced the proposed termination of the Keno Hill precious metal purchase agreement ("PMPA") for $135 million.
  • Subsequent to the quarter, Wheaton added a sustainability-linked element in connection with the extension to its existing undrawn US$2 billion revolving credit facility.
  • Recognized as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights.
  • Declared quarterly dividend1 of $0.15 per common share, consistent with the comparable period in 2021.

Operational Overview

(all figures in US dollars unless otherwise noted)



Q2 2022



Q2 2021


Change



YTD 2022



YTD 2021



Change

Units produced


















Gold ounces



68,365



90,072


(24.1) %



146,419



168,601



(13.2) %

Silver ounces



6,537



6,529


0.1 %



12,770



13,294



(3.9) %

Palladium ounces



3,899



5,301


(26.4) %



8,387



11,070



(24.2) %

Cobalt pounds



136



380


(64.1) %



371



1,542



(76.0) %

Gold equivalent ounces 2



162,569



190,272


(14.6) %



333,265



387,028



(13.9) %

Units sold


















Gold ounces



84,337



90,090


(6.4) %



162,238



165,194



(1.8) %

Silver ounces



5,848



5,600


4.4 %



11,401



12,257



(7.0) %

Palladium ounces



3,378



3,869


(12.7) %



7,453



9,000



(17.2) %

Cobalt pounds



225



395


(43.0) %



736



527



39.7 %

Gold equivalent ounces 2



170,371



176,502


(3.5) %



336,436



348,773



(3.5) %

Revenue


$

302,922


$

330,393


(8.3) %


$

610,166


$

654,512



(6.8) %

Net earnings


$

149,074


$

166,124


(10.3) %


$

306,542


$

328,126



(6.6) %

Per share


$

0.330


$

0.369


(10.6) %


$

0.679


$

0.729



(6.9) %

Adjusted net earnings 1


$

149,285


$

161,626


(7.6) %


$

307,292


$

322,760



(4.8) %

Per share 1


$

0.331


$

0.359


(7.8) %


$

0.681


$

0.718



(5.1) %

Operating cash flows


$

206,359


$

216,415


(4.6) %


$

416,899


$

448,569



(7.1) %

Per share 1


$

0.457


$

0.481


(5.0) %


$

0.924


$

0.997



(7.3) %

All amounts in thousands except gold, palladium & gold equivalent ounces, and per share amounts.


Revised Annual and Long-Term Production Guidance
Given the proposed termination of the Keno Hill PMPA, lower production from Stillwater due to severe weather and flooding in the state of Montana in June as well as lower than expected production at Salobo, Wheaton is lowering production guidance. Wheaton's estimated attributable production for 2022 is now forecast to be approximately 640,000 to 680,000 gold equivalent ounces2 ("GEOs"). For the five-year period ending December 31, 2026, average annual production is expected to increase to 820,000 GEO's2, primarily due to anticipated continued production growth from Salobo, Stillwater, Constancia, and Voisey's Bay as well as incremental production ounces from Marmato, Blackwater, Toroparu, Marathon, the Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont) and Santo Domingo towards the latter end of the forecast period. Average forecast production for the ten-year period ending December 31, 2031, is expected to now be 870,000 GEO's2 and includes incremental production from the Kutcho project and the Victor mine in Sudbury. Vale S.A. has indicated the potential for an additional expansion after the completion of the current Salobo III expansion, but Wheaton does not currently include this in its forecast.

2022 Production Guidance Forecast


Original Guidance

Updated Guidance

Gold Ounces

350,000 to 380,000

300,000 to 320,000

Silver Ounces ('000s)

23,000 to 24,500

22,500 to 24,000

Other Metals2 (GEOs)

44,000 to 48,000

35,000 to 40,000

Total GEOs2

700,000 to 760,000

640,000 to 680,000

Long-Term Forecast



5-Year Annual Average (GEOs)2

850,000

820,000

10-Year Annual Average (GEOs)2

910,000

870,000


Financial Review

Revenues
Revenue was $303 million in the second quarter of 2022 representing an 8% decrease from the second quarter of 2021 due primarily to a 5% decrease in the average realized gold equivalent² price; and a 3% decrease in the number of GEOs² sold.

Revenue was $610 million in the six months ended June 30, 2022, representing a 7% decrease from the comparable period of the previous year due primarily to a 4% decrease in the number of gold equivalent² ounces sold; and a 3% decrease in the average realized gold equivalent² price.

Cash Costs and Margin
Average cash costs¹ in the second quarter of 2022 were $440 per GEO² as compared to $444 in the second quarter of 2021. This resulted in a cash operating margin¹ of $1,338 per GEO² sold, a decrease of 6% as compared with the second quarter of 2021.

Average cash costs¹ for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were $431 per GEO² as compared to $451 in the comparable period of the previous year. This resulted in a cash operating margin¹ of $1,383 per GEO² sold, a decrease of 3% as compared with the comparable period of the previous year.

Balance Sheet (at June 30, 2022)

  • Approximately $449 million of cash on hand.
  • Subsequent to the quarter, the Company extended its existing undrawn $2 billion revolving term loan (the "Revolving Facility") with its maturity date now July 18, 2027. As part of the extension, Wheaton added a sustainability-linked element which impacts the interest rate paid on drawn amounts and standby fees.
  • The Company is well positioned to fund all outstanding commitments and known contingencies as well as providing flexibility to acquire additional accretive mineral stream interests.

Second Quarter Asset Highlights

Salobo: In the second quarter of 2022, Salobo produced 34,100 ounces of attributable gold, a decrease of approximately 39% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to lower throughput and grades. According to Vale S.A.'s Production and Sales  2Q22 report ("Vale"), mine movement saw continued improvement throughout the quarter, but concentrate production was negatively impacted by plant performance due to delays in ramp-up after planned and corrective maintenance. Vale expects further maintenance work to continue in the second half of 2022. 

As per Vale's Second Quarter 2022 Performance Report, Vale outlines the Salobo lll Project progress including the start of commissioning activities at the primary crushing and stockpile areas. In addition, Vale notes that the remediation work for the January 2022 landslide has been completed. Vale reports that physical completion of the Salobo III mine expansion was 95% at the end of the second quarter.

Antamina: In the second quarter of 2022, Antamina produced 1.4 million ounces of attributable silver, a decrease of approximately 11% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to lower grades as per the mine plan.

Constancia: In the second quarter of 2022, Constancia produced 600,000 ounces of attributable silver and 8,000 ounces of attributable gold, an increase of approximately 25% and 46%, respectively, relative to the second quarter of 2021, with the increases being primarily due to the mining of higher-grade material associated with the Pampacancha deposit.

Sudbury: In the second quarter of 2022, Vale's Sudbury mines produced 7,200 ounces of attributable gold, an increase of approximately 58% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to higher throughput as during 2021, operations at the mine were suspended due to a labour dispute which lasted from June 1to August 9, 2021.  

Stillwater: In the second quarter of 2022, the Stillwater mines produced 2,200 ounces of attributable gold and 3,900 ounces of attributable palladium, a decrease of approximately 27% for gold and 26% for palladium relative to the second quarter of 2021. As per Sibanye-Stillwater Limited's news release dated August 11, 2022, regional floods impacted the Stillwater operations on June 13, 2022, including damage to bridges and the access road to the Stillwater mine. Operations at the Stillwater mine, which accounts for 60% of the mined production from the Stillwater operations, were suspended for seven weeks, but resumed on July 29, 2022.  Access to the East Boulder mine and the Columbus metallurgical facilities remains intact and both facilities continued operating during the flooding events.

San Dimas: In the second quarter of 2022, San Dimas produced 10,000 ounces of attributable gold, a decrease of approximately 12% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily the result of mining lower grade material. According to First Majestic Silver Corp.'s ("First Majestic") Q2 production report, underground development for stope preparation and ventilation within the Perez vein is progressing and forecast to be ready for initial production in August. Furthermore, First Majestic reports that improving dilution controls at San Dimas and prioritizing long-hole stoping of the Jessica and Regina veins is anticipated to improve ore grade and overall production in the second half of 2022.

Other Gold: In the second quarter of 2022, total Other Gold attributable production was 6,800 ounces, a decrease of approximately 32% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to the lower throughput and grades at 777, which closed as of June 2022.

Voisey's Bay: In the second quarter of 2022, the Voisey's Bay mine produced 136,000pounds of attributable cobalt, a decrease of approximately 64% relative to the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to lower throughput resulting from a scheduled maintenance shut down coupled with lower grades during the ongoing transitional period between the depletion of the Ovoid open-pit mine and ramp-up to full production of the Voisey's Bay underground project. As per Vale's Second Quarter 2022 Performance Report, physical completion of the Voisey's Bay underground mine extension was 74% at the end of the second quarter. Civil works continue for the balance of facilities, with civil completion planned by the end of 2022.

Development Assets

Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont): On June 8, 2022, Hudbay Minerals Inc. ("Hudbay") announced the results of the preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") of its 100%-owned Copper World Complex in Arizona, which includes the recently discovered Copper World deposits along with the Rosemont deposit. The PEA highlights a two-phase mine plan, with Phase I reflecting a standalone operation on private land and patented mining claims over a 16-year mine life. Phase II expands mining activities onto federal land and extends the mine life to 44 years. In addition, Hudbay is evaluating several opportunities to optimize the project, including the potential to expand Phase I beyond 16 years with additions to the company's private land package for tailings and waste rock storage and the potential to accelerate Phase II if federal permits are received earlier than as outlined in the PEA. As per the PEA, Hudbay anticipates the Phase 1 feasibility study and permits should be completed by the end of 2023, with a sanctioning decision by Hudbay in 2024, and construction expected to take three years.

Fenix: On June 28, 2022, Rio2 Limited ("Rio2") provided an update on the Fenix Gold environmental assessment process. The Environmental Assessment Service ("SEA") published the Consolidation Evaluation Report with the recommendation to reject the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") as it has been alleged that Fenix Gold has not provided enough information during the evaluation process to eliminate adverse impacts over the chinchilla, guanaco, and vicuña. On July 5, 2022, Rio2 announced that the Regional Evaluation Commission has voted for not approving the EIA for its Fenix Gold project in Chile. Following this decision, Rio2 provided a further update on July 11, 2022, stating that Rio2 along with its Chilean environmental and legal advisor, are currently evaluating options to continue to advance the project.

Portfolio Optimization

Keno Hill: On July 5, 2022, Hecla Mining Company ("Hecla") announced a definitive agreement for Hecla to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Alexco Resource Corp. ("Alexco"). In conjunction with this agreement, the Company has entered into an agreement with Hecla to terminate the Keno Hill PMPA in exchange for $135 million of Hecla common stock, conditional upon the completion of Hecla's acquisition of Alexco and other customary approvals.

Produced But Not Yet Delivered3 and Inventory

As at June 30, 2022, payable ounces and pounds attributable to the Company produced but not yet delivered amounted to:

  • 61,200 payable gold ounces, a decrease of 20,200 ounces during Q2 2022, primarily due to decreases at the Salobo and Sudbury mines.
  • 3.7 million payable silver ounces, a decrease of 0.2 million ounces during Q2 2022 primarily due to decreases at the Peñasquito and Yauliyacu mines.
  • 6,300 payable palladium ounces, an increase of 700 ounces during Q2 2022.
  • 280,000 payable cobalt pounds, a decrease of 270 thousand pounds during Q2 2022.

As of June 30, 2022, approximately 582,000 pounds of cobalt were held in inventory by Wheaton, an increase of 172,000 pounds during Q2 2022.

Detailed mine-by-mine production and sales figures can be found in the Appendix to this press release and in Wheaton's consolidated MD&A in the 'Results of Operations and Operational Review' section.

Sustainability

Recognized as One of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada: Wheaton was named to the Corporate Knights' 2022 list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. Corporate Knights has been producing global corporate and fund rankings for 20 years. Wheaton was selected from a pool of 332 Canadian companies – each evaluated on a set of 24 environmental, social and governance indicators, relative to their industry peers and using publicly available information. The Best 50 Corporate Citizens sets the standard for sustainability leadership in Canada.

Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility: Wheaton has added a sustainability-linked element in connection with the extension to its existing undrawn US$2 billion revolving credit facility, underscoring Wheaton's commitment to sustainability initiatives. Under the renewed revolving credit facility, the interest rate paid on drawn amounts and standby fees will be adjusted based upon Wheaton's performance in three sustainability-related areas including climate change, diversity and overall sustainability performance.

Published third Annual Sustainability Report: On May 24, 2022, Wheaton published its third annual Sustainability Report. Highlights of the report include establishment of a formal ESG strategy with targets and commitments across several material ESG topics and significant enhancement of disclosure around climate change (including inaugural reporting of our Scope 3 financed emissions associated with our Mining Partners).

Webcast and Conference Call Details

A conference call and webcast will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 starting at 8:00am PT / 11:00 am ET to discuss these results. To participate in the live call please use one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:             1-888-664-6383
Dial from outside Canada or the US:             1-416-764-8650
Pass code:                                                      06939369
Live webcast:                                                  Webcast URL

The accompanying slideshow will also be available in PDF format on the 'Events' page of the Wheaton Precious Metals website before the conference call.

The conference call will be recorded and available until August 19, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. The webcast will be available for one year. You can listen to an archive of the call by one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:             1-888-390-0541
Dial from outside Canada or the US:             1-416-764-8677
Pass code:                                                      939369 #
Archived webcast:                                          Webcast URL 

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with Wheaton Precious Metals' MD&A and Financial Statements, which are available on the Company's website at www.wheatonpm.com and have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Mr. Wes Carson, P.Eng., Vice President, Mining Operations is a "qualified person" as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101, and have reviewed and approved the technical information disclosed in this news release.

Wheaton Precious Metals believes that there are no significant differences between its corporate governance practices and those required to be followed by United States domestic issuers under the NYSE listing standards. This confirmation is located on the Wheaton Precious Metals website at http://www.wheatonpm.com/Company/corporate-governance/default.aspxhttp://www.silverwheaton.com/company/corporate-governance/default.aspx.  

About Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and Outlook

Wheaton is the world's premier precious metals streaming company with the highest-quality portfolio of long-life, low-cost assets. Its business model offers investors commodity price leverage and exploration upside but with a much lower risk profile than a traditional mining company. Wheaton delivers amongst the highest cash operating margins in the mining industry, allowing it to pay a competitive dividend and continue to grow through accretive acquisitions. As a result, Wheaton has consistently outperformed gold and silver, as well as other mining investments. Wheaton is committed to strong ESG practices and giving back to the communities where Wheaton and its mining partners operate. Wheaton creates sustainable value through streaming for all of its stakeholders.

In accordance with Wheaton Precious Metals™ Corp.'s ("Wheaton Precious Metals", "Wheaton" or the "Company") MD&A and financial statements, reference to the Company and Wheaton includes the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries.

End Notes

_______________________________

1 Please refer to non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release. Dividends declared in the referenced calendar quarter, relative to the financial results of the prior quarter. Details of the dividend can be found in the Wheaton's news release date August 11, 2022, titled "Wheaton Precious Metals Declares Quarterly Dividend."

2 Commodity price assumptions for the gold equivalent production and sales in 2022 are $1,800 / ounce gold, $24 / ounce silver, and $2,100 / ounce palladium and $33 / pound cobalt. Other metal includes palladium and cobalt.

3 Payable gold, silver and palladium ounces and cobalt pounds produced but not yet delivered are based on management estimates only and rely upon information provided by the owners and operators of mining operations and may be revised and updated in future periods as additional information is received.


Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Earnings



Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30


(US dollars and shares in thousands, except per

share amounts - unaudited)


2022

2021

2022

2021


Sales


$

302,922

$

330,393

$

610,166

$

654,512

Cost of sales










Cost of sales, excluding depletion


$

74,943

$

78,445

$

144,936

$

157,228

Depletion



65,682


70,308


123,084


140,482

Total cost of sales


$

140,625

$

148,753

$

268,020

$

297,710

Gross margin


$

162,297

$

181,640

$

342,146

$

356,802

General and administrative expenses



9,685


8,904


19,089


18,639

Share based compensation



1,608


7,978


11,509


9,608

Donations and community investments



1,160


1,583


1,973


2,188

Earnings from operations


$

149,844

$

163,175

$

309,575

$

326,367

Other (income) expense



(820)


(3,420)


(650)


(3,301)

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes

$

150,664

$

166,595

$

310,225

$

329,668

Finance costs



1,389


1,357


2,811


2,930

Earnings before income taxes


$

149,275

$

165,238

$

307,414

$

326,738

Income tax (expense) recovery



(201)


886


(872)


1,388

Net earnings


$

149,074

$

166,124

$

306,542

$

328,126

Basic earnings per share


$

0.330

$

0.369

$

0.679

$

0.729

Diluted earnings per share


$

0.330

$

0.368

$

0.678

$

0.728

Weighted average number of shares outstanding










Basic



451,524


450,088


451,221


449,800

Diluted



452,359


451,203


452,123


450,869













Condensed Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets


As at
June 30

As at
December 31

(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)

2022

2021

Assets





Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$

448,626

$

226,045

Accounts receivable


13,550


11,577

Other


16,160


12,102

Total current assets

$

478,336

$

249,724

Non-current assets





Mineral stream interests

$

5,841,478

$

5,905,797

Early deposit mineral stream interests


45,342


34,741

Mineral royalty interest


6,606


6,606

Long-term equity investments


60,799


61,477

Convertible notes receivable


-


17,086

Property, plant and equipment


4,814


5,509

Other


11,320


15,211

Total non-current assets

$

5,970,359

$

6,046,427

Total assets

$

6,448,695

$

6,296,151

Liabilities





Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

9,546

$

13,935

Current portion of performance share units


11,989


14,807

Current portion of lease liabilities


824


813

Other


97


136

Total current liabilities

$

22,456

$

29,691

Non-current liabilities





Lease liabilities


1,619


2,060

Deferred income taxes


236


100

Performance share units


4,517


11,498

Pension liability


3,066


2,685

Total non-current liabilities

$

9,438

$

16,343

Total liabilities

$

31,894

$

46,034

Shareholders' equity





Issued capital

$

3,729,300

$

3,698,998

Reserves


12,273


47,036

Retained earnings


2,675,228


2,504,083

Total shareholders' equity

$

6,416,801

$

6,250,117

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

6,448,695

$

6,296,151


Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows



Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30

(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)


2022

2021

2022

2021

Operating activities










Net earnings


$

149,074

$

166,124

$

306,542

$

328,126

Adjustments for










Depreciation and depletion



66,080


70,775


123,875


141,424

Interest expense



24


32


50


294

Equity settled stock based compensation



1,498


1,307


2,839


2,632

Performance share units



(18,137)


(10,258)


(9,577)


(9,952)

Pension expense



271


265


429


416

Income tax expense (recovery)



201


(886)


872


(1,388)

Loss (gain) on fair value adjustment of share purchase warrants held



154


194


897


1,145

Fair value (gain) loss on convertible note receivable



-


(3,388)


1,380


(4,626)

Investment income recognized in net earnings



(549)


(95)


(743)


(97)

Other



42


103


(1,472)


694

Change in non-cash working capital



7,365


(7,803)


(8,553)


(9,775)

Cash generated from operations before income taxes and interest


$

206,023

$

216,370

$

416,539

$

448,893

Income taxes recovered (paid)



(80)


(21)


(112)


(51)

Interest paid



(25)


(29)


(51)


(370)

Interest received



441


95


523


97

Cash generated from operating activities


$

206,359

$

216,415

$

416,899

$

448,569

Financing activities










Bank debt repaid


$

-

$

-

$

-

$

(195,000)

Credit facility extension fees



(2)


(1,673)


(2)


(1,673)

Share purchase options exercised



1,777


743


7,549


5,536

Lease payments



(202)


(173)


(402)


(387)

Dividends paid



(117,117)


(103,549)


(117,117)


(103,549)

Cash (used for) generated from financing activities


$

(115,544)

$

(104,652)

$

(109,972)

$

(295,073)

Investing activities










Mineral stream interests


$

(15,549)

$

(64,771)

$

(60,801)

$

(215,790)

Early deposit mineral stream interests



-


-


(750)


(750)

Mineral royalty interest



-


(10)


-


(3,571)

Acquisition of long-term investments



(2,633)


(2,377)


(22,768)


(2,377)

Proceeds on disposal of long-term investments



-


-


-


112,188

Dividends received



108


-


220


-

Other



(89)


(386)


(125)


(520)

Cash (used for) generated from investing activities


$

(18,163)

$

(67,544)

$

(84,224)

$

(110,820)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


$

(189)

$

65

$

(122)

$

87

Increase in cash and cash equivalents


$

72,463

$

44,284

$

222,581

$

42,763

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


376,163


191,162


226,045


192,683

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

448,626

$

235,446

$

448,626

$

235,446


Summary of Units Produced


Q2 2022 

Q1 2022 

Q4 2021 

Q3 2021 

Q2 2021 

Q1 2021 

Q4 2020 

Q3 2020 

Gold ounces produced ²









Salobo

34,129

44,883

48,235

55,205

55,590

46,622

62,854

63,408

Sudbury 3

7,212

5,362

4,379

148

4,563

7,004

6,659

3,798

Constancia

8,042

6,311

9,857

8,533

5,525

2,453

3,929

3,780

San Dimas 4

10,044

10,461

13,714

11,936

11,478

10,491

11,652

9,228

Stillwater 5

2,171

2,497

2,664

2,949

2,962

3,041

3,290

3,176

Other









Minto

2,480

4,060

3,506

1,703

3,206

2,638

789

1,832

777 6

3,509

4,003

4,462

4,717

5,035

6,280

2,866

5,278

Marmato

778

477

479

433

1,713

-

-

-

Total Other

6,767

8,540

8,447

6,853

9,954

8,918

3,655

7,110

Total gold ounces produced

68,365

78,054

87,296

85,624

90,072

78,529

92,039

90,500

Silver ounces produced 2









Peñasquito

2,089

2,219

2,145

2,180

2,026

2,202

2,014

1,992

Antamina

1,379

1,268

1,366

1,548

1,558

1,577

1,930

1,516

Constancia

584

506

578

521

468

406

478

430

Other









Los Filos 7

23

42

37

17

26

31

6

17

Zinkgruvan

739

577

482

658

457

420

515

498

Yauliyacu

756

637

382

372

629

737

454

679

Stratoni 8

-

-

129

18

164

165

185

156

Minto

25

45

44

25

33

21

16

15

Neves-Corvo

345

344

522

362

408

345

420

281

Aljustrel

292

287

325

314

400

474

440

348

Cozamin

169

186

213

199

183

230

-

-

Marmato

8

11

7

10

39

-

-

-

Keno Hill 9

48

20

30

44

55

27

-

-

777 6

80

91

96

81

83

130

51

96

Total Other

2,485

2,240

2,267

2,100

2,477

2,580

2,087

2,090

Total silver ounces produced

6,537

6,233

6,356

6,349

6,529

6,765

6,509

6,028

Palladium ounces produced ²









Stillwater 5

3,899

4,488

4,733

5,105

5,301

5,769

5,672

5,444

Cobalt pounds produced ²









Voisey's Bay

136

234

381

370

380

 1,162 ¹⁰

-

-

GEOs produced 11

162,569

170,696

184,551

183,012

190,272

196,756

185,436

177,230

SEOs produced 11

12,193

12,802

13,841

13,726

14,270

14,757

13,908

13,292

Average payable rate 2









Gold

95.1 %

95.2 %

96.0 %

96.0 %

95.8 %

95.0 %

95.2 %

95.3 %

Silver

85.5 %

86.2 %

86.0 %

86.6 %

86.9 %

86.6 %

86.3 %

86.1 %

Palladium

94.6 %

92.7 %

92.2 %

94.5 %

95.0 %

91.6 %

93.6 %

94.0 %

Cobalt

93.3 %

93.3 %

93.3 %

93.3 %

93.3 %

93.3 %

n.a.

n.a.

GEO 11

90.2 %

90.5 %

91.4 %

91.3 %

91.8 %

90.7 %

91.2 %

91.2 %

1)

All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces produced.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures and payable rates are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures and payable rates may be updated in future periods as additional information is received. 

3)

Comprised of the Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests. Operations at the Sudbury mines were suspended from June 1, 2021 to August 9, 2021 as a result of a labour disruption by unionized employees.

4)

Under the terms of the San Dimas PMPA, the Company is entitled to an amount equal to 25% of the payable gold production plus an additional amount of gold equal to 25% of the payable silver production converted to gold at a fixed gold to silver exchange ratio of 70:1 from the San Dimas mine. If the average gold to silver price ratio decreases to less than 50:1 or increases to more than 90:1 for a period of 6 months or more, then the "70" shall be revised to "50" or "90", as the case may be, until such time as the average gold to silver price ratio is between 50:1 to 90:1 for a period of 6 months or more in which event the "70" shall be reinstated. Effective April 1, 2020, the fixed gold to silver exchange ratio was revised to 90:1, with the 70:1 ratio being reinstated on October 15, 2020. For reference, attributable silver production from prior periods is as follows: Q2-2022 - 382,000 ounces; Q1-2022 - 408,000 ounces; Q4-2021 - 544,000 ounces; Q3-2021 - 472,000 ounces; Q2-2021 - 467,000 ounces; Q1-2021 - 429,000 ounces; Q4-2020 - 485,000 ounces; Q3-2020 - 420,000 ounces.

5)

Comprised of the Stillwater and East Boulder gold and palladium interests.

6)

Operations at 777 were temporarily suspended from October 11, 2020 to November 25, 2020 as a result of an incident that occurred on October 9th during routine maintenance of the hoist rope and skip. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced.

7)

Operations at Los Filos were suspended from September 3, 2020 to December 23, 2020 as the result of an illegal road blockade by members of the nearby Carrizalillo community and had been temporarily suspended from June 22, 2021 to July 26, 2021 as the result of illegal blockades by a group of unionized employees and members of the Xochipala community.

8)

The Stratoni mine was placed into care and maintenance during Q4-2021.

9)

On June 22, 2022, Alexco elected to temporarily suspend milling operations for five to six months to focus on advancing underground development at Keno Hill.

10)

Effective January 1, 2021, the Company was entitled to cobalt production from the Voisey's Bay mine. As per the Voisey's Bay PMPA with Vale, Wheaton is entitled to any cobalt processed at the Long Harbour Processing Plant as of January 1, 2021, resulting in reported production in the first quarter of 2021 including some material produced at the Voisey's Bay mine in the previous quarter.

11)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.    


Summary of Units Sold


Q2 2022 

Q1 2022 

Q4 2021 

Q3 2021 

Q2 2021 

Q1 2021 

Q4 2020 

Q3 2020 

Gold ounces sold









Salobo

48,515

42,513

47,171

35,185

57,296

51,423

53,197

59,584

Sudbury 2

7,916

3,712

965

1,915

6,945

3,691

7,620

7,858

Constancia

7,431

10,494

6,196

8,159

2,321

1,676

3,853

4,112

San Dimas

10,633

10,070

15,182

11,346

11,214

10,273

11,529

9,687

Stillwater 3

2,626

2,628

2,933

2,820

2,574

3,074

3,069

3,015

Other









Minto

2,806

3,695

2,462

1,907

2,359

2,390

1,540

-

777

3,629

4,388

4,290

5,879

5,694

2,577

5,435

5,845

Marmato

781

401

423

438

1,687

-

-

-

Total Other

7,216

8,484

7,175

8,224

9,740

4,967

6,975

5,845

Total gold ounces sold

84,337

77,901

79,622

67,649

90,090

75,104

86,243

90,101

Silver ounces sold









Peñasquito

2,096

2,188

1,818

2,210

1,844

2,174

1,417

1,799

Antamina

1,177

1,468

1,297

1,502

1,499

1,930

1,669

1,090

Constancia

494

644

351

484

295

346

442

415

Other









Los Filos

41

42

17

12

42

27

-

19

Zinkgruvan

650

355

346

354

355

293

326

492

Yauliyacu

817

44

551

182

601

1,014

15

580

Stratoni

(2)

133

42

41

167

117

169

134

Minto

21

31

27

24

29

26

20

-

Neves-Corvo

167

204

259

193

215

239

145

201

Aljustrel

123

145

133

155

208

257

280

148

Cozamin

148

177

174

170

168

173

-

-

Marmato

11

8

8

10

35

-

-

-

Keno Hill

30

27

24

51

33

12

-

-

777

75

87

69

99

109

49

93

121

Total Other

2,081

1,253

1,650

1,291

1,962

2,207

1,048

1,695

Total silver ounces sold

5,848

5,553

5,116

5,487

5,600

6,657

4,576

4,999

Palladium ounces sold









Stillwater 3

3,378

4,075

4,641

5,703

3,869

5,131

4,591

5,546

Cobalt pounds sold









Voisey's Bay

225

511

228

131

395

132

-

-

GEOs sold 4

170,371

166,065

157,439

149,862

176,502

172,271

152,613

163,218

SEOs sold 4

12,778

12,455

11,808

11,240

13,238

12,920

11,446

12,241

Cumulative payable units PBND 5









Gold ounces

61,198

81,365

84,989

80,819

66,238

70,072

70,555

75,750

Silver ounces

3,684

3,920

4,200

3,845

3,802

3,738

4,486

3,437

Palladium ounces

6,267

5,535

5,629

5,619

6,822

5,373

5,597

4,616

Cobalt pounds

280

550

596

637

777

820

-

-

GEO 4

122,758

150,170

158,477

150,317

139,145

141,206

136,894

126,968

SEO 4

9,207

11,263

11,886

11,274

10,436

10,590

10,267

9,523

Inventory on hand









Cobalt pounds

582

410

657

488

134

132

-

-

1)

All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces sold.

2)

Comprised of the Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests. 

3)

Comprised of the Stillwater and East Boulder gold and palladium interests.

4)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.

5)

Payable gold, silver and palladium ounces as well as cobalt pounds produced but not yet delivered ("PBND") are based on management estimates. These figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.


Results of Operations
 

The operating results of the Company's reportable operating segments are summarized in the tables and commentary below.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022


Units
Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

34,129

48,515

$

1,872

$

416

$

334

$

90,842

$

54,462

$

70,649

$

2,407,579

Sudbury 4

7,212

7,916


1,867


400


1,090


14,780


2,983


11,613


294,485

Constancia

8,042

7,431


1,872


412


271


13,915


8,838


10,686


98,930

San Dimas

10,044

10,633


1,872


624


260


19,910


10,520


13,280


161,350

Stillwater

2,171

2,626


1,872


340


429


4,917


2,897


4,024


217,530

Other 5

6,767

7,216


1,868


727


57


13,478


7,823


8,529


419,696


68,365

84,337

$

1,872

$

465

$

369

$

157,842

$

87,523

$

118,781

$

3,599,570

Silver

















Peñasquito

2,089

2,096

$

22.47

$

4.36

$

3.57

$

47,102

$

30,488

$

37,963

$

306,742

Antamina

1,379

1,177


22.47


4.42


7.06


26,448


12,934


21,242


561,383

Constancia

584

494


22.47


6.08


6.35


11,101


4,958


7,784


198,672

Other 6

2,485

2,081


21.91


7.44


5.74


45,577


18,148


30,198


577,944


6,537

5,848

$

22.27

$

5.61

$

5.28

$

130,228

$

66,528

$

97,187

$

1,644,741

Palladium

















Stillwater

3,899

3,378

$

2,132

$

408

$

399

$

7,203

$

4,477

$

5,825

$

229,855

Platinum

















Marathon

-

-

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

4,852

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

136

225

$

34.01

$

6.86

$

10.40

$

7,649

$

3,769

$

13,797

$

362,460

Operating results








$

302,922

$

162,297

$

235,590

$

5,841,478

Other















General and administrative










$

(9,685)

$

(8,379)



Share based compensation











(1,608)


(18,161)



Donations and community investments











(1,160)


(1,135)



Finance costs












(1,389)


(1,011)



Other











820


(465)



Income tax












(201)


(80)



Total other









$

(13,223)

$

(29,231)

$

607,217












$

149,074

$

206,359

$

6,448,695

1)

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests and the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating 777, Minto and Marmato gold interests as well as the non-operating Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont), Santo Domingo, Blackwater, Fenix, Goose, Marathon and Curipamba gold interests. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto, Keno Hill, Cozamin, Marmato and 777 silver interests as well as the non-operating Loma de La Plata, Stratoni, Pascua-Lama, Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont), Blackwater and Curipamba silver interests. The Stratoni mine was placed into care and maintenance during Q4-2021. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced. On June 22, 2022, Alexco elected to temporarily suspend milling operations for five to six months to focus on advancing underground development at Keno Hill.

 

On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash
Operating
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

162,569

170,371

$    1,778

$    440

$    1,338

$    386

$    952

Silver equivalent basis 5

12,193

12,778

$   23.71

$   5.87

$   17.84

$   5.14

$   12.70

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received. 

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021


Units
Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

55,590

57,296

$

1,798

$

412

$

374

$

103,039

$

58,015

$

79,426

$

2,468,716

Sudbury 4

4,563

6,945


1,817


400


1,024


12,618


2,725


10,262


310,120

Constancia

5,525

2,321


1,798


408


315


4,174


2,496


3,227


104,310

San Dimas

11,478

11,214


1,798


618


322


20,167


9,627


13,242


175,275

Stillwater

2,962

2,574


1,798


326


397


4,629


2,769


3,791


222,069

Other 5

9,954

9,740


1,814


559


125


17,666


11,007


12,238


65,296


90,072

90,090

$

1,801

$

450

$

390

$

162,293

$

86,639

$

122,186

$

3,345,786

Silver

















Peñasquito

2,026

1,844

$

26.65

$

4.29

$

3.55

$

49,133

$

34,682

$

41,223

$

336,314

Antamina

1,558

1,499


26.63


5.39


7.53


39,903


20,545


31,013


601,117

Constancia

468

295


26.65


6.02


7.56


7,865


3,858


6,088


212,197

Other 6

2,477

1,962


26.78


8.39


5.20


52,554


25,893


34,132


608,588


6,529

5,600

$

26.69

$

6.11

$

5.40

$

149,455

$

84,978

$

112,456

$

1,758,216

Palladium

















Stillwater

5,301

3,869

$

2,797

$

503

$

442

$

10,822

$

7,164

$

8,876

$

237,407

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

380

395

$

19.82

$

4.41

$

8.17

$

7,823

$

2,859

$

2,052

$

222,106

Operating results








$

330,393

$

181,640

$

245,570

$

5,563,515

Other















General and administrative










$

(8,904)

$

(8,573)



Share based compensation











(7,978)


(16,926)



Donations and community investments











(1,583)


(1,075)



Finance costs












(1,357)


(978)



Other











3,420


(1,582)



Income tax












886


(21)



Total other









$

(15,516)

$

(29,155)

$

417,951












$

166,124

$

216,415

$

5,981,466

1)

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests as well as the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating Minto, 777 and Marmato gold interests as well as the non-operating Copper World Complex gold interest (formerly referred to as Rosemont). On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Stratoni, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto, Keno Hill, 777, Marmato and Cozamin silver interests as well as the non-operating Loma de La Plata, Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont) and Pascua-Lama silver interests. The Stratoni mine was placed into care and maintenance during Q4-2021. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced. On June 22, 2022, Alexco elected to temporarily suspend milling operations for five to six months to focus on advancing underground development at Keno Hill.


On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the three months ended June 30, 2021 were as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30, 2021


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash
Operating
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

190,272

176,502

$    1,872

$    444

$    1,428

$    398

$    1,030

Silver equivalent basis 5

14,270

13,238

$   24.96

$   5.93

$   19.03

$   5.31

$   13.72

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2022


Units
Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

79,012

91,028

$

1,872

$

416

$

334

$

170,407

$

102,147

$

132,517

$

2,407,579

Sudbury 4

12,574

11,628


1,865


400


1,091


21,689


4,354


17,038


294,485

Constancia

14,353

17,925


1,872


412


271


33,555


21,308


26,168


98,930

San Dimas

20,505

20,703


1,872


621


260


38,756


20,528


25,901


161,350

Stillwater

4,668

5,254


1,872


335


429


9,835


5,823


8,078


217,530

Other 5

15,307

15,700


1,865


750


40


29,275


16,871


17,351


419,696


146,419

162,238

$

1,871

$

470

$

346

$

303,517

$

171,031

$

227,053

$

3,599,570

Silver

















Peñasquito

4,308

4,284

$

23.30

$

4.36

$

3.57

$

99,829

$

65,874

$

81,151

$

306,742

Antamina

2,647

2,645


23.37


4.71


7.06


61,806


30,680


49,001


561,383

Constancia

1,090

1,138


23.39


6.08


6.34


26,614


12,484


19,697


198,672

Other 6

4,725

3,334


22.89


6.93


4.88


76,311


36,946


54,073


577,944


12,770

11,401

$

23.21

$

5.36

$

5.04

$

264,560

$

145,984

$

203,922

$

1,644,741

Palladium

















Stillwater

8,387

7,453

$

2,246

$

400

$

399

$

16,736

$

10,781

$

13,755

$

229,855

Platinum

















Marathon

-

-

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

4,852

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

371

736

$

34.43

$

6.09

$

8.85

$

25,353

$

14,350

$

17,269

$

362,460

Operating results








$

610,166

$

342,146

$

461,999

$

5,841,478

Other















General and administrative










$

(19,089)

$

(23,506)



Share based compensation











(11,509)


(18,161)



Donations and community investments











(1,973)


(1,565)



Finance costs












(2,811)


(2,088)



Other











650


333



Income tax












(872)


(113)



Total other









$

(35,604)

$

(45,100)

$

607,217












$

306,542

$

416,899

$

6,448,695

1)

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests and the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating 777, Minto and Marmato gold interests as well as the non-operating Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont), Santo Domingo, Blackwater, Fenix, Goose, Marathon and Curipamba gold interests. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto, Keno Hill, Cozamin, Marmato and 777 silver interests as well as the non-operating Loma de La Plata, Stratoni, Pascua-Lama, Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont), Blackwater and Curipamba silver interests. The Stratoni mine was placed into care and maintenance during Q4-2021. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced. On June 22, 2022, Alexco elected to temporarily suspend milling operations for five to six months to focus on advancing underground development at Keno Hill.

 

On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were as follows:

Six Months Ended June 30, 2022


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash
Operating
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

333,265

336,436

$    1,814

$    431

$    1,383

$    366

$    1,017

Silver equivalent basis 5

24,995

25,233

$   24.18

$   5.74

$   18.44

$   4.88

$   13.56

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received. 

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021


Units Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

102,212

108,719

$

1,797

$

412

$

374

$

195,395

$

109,962

$

150,590

$

2,468,716

Sudbury 4

11,567

10,636


1,815


400


1,024


19,306


4,156


15,480


310,120

Constancia

7,978

3,997


1,797


408


315


7,184


4,294


5,553


104,310

San Dimas

21,969

21,487


1,797


615


322


38,617


18,477


25,404


175,275

Stillwater

6,003

5,648


1,797


327


397


10,150


6,059


8,300


222,069

Other 5

18,872

14,707


1,813


582


83


26,667


16,885


18,093


65,296


168,601

165,194

$

1,800

$

450

$

382

$

297,319

$

159,833

$

223,420

$

3,345,786

Silver

















Peñasquito

4,228

4,018

$

26.41

$

4.29

$

3.55

$

106,116

$

74,621

$

88,879

$

336,314

Antamina

3,135

3,429


26.39


5.27


7.53


90,485


46,603


71,604


601,117

Constancia

874

641


26.41


6.02


7.56


16,936


8,229


13,076


212,197

Other 6

5,057

4,169


26.34


8.93


5.78


109,800


48,482


73,230


608,588


13,294

12,257

$

26.38

$

6.23

$

5.63

$

323,337

$

177,935

$

246,789

$

1,758,216

Palladium

















Stillwater

11,070

9,000

$

2,566

$

460

$

442

$

23,097

$

14,978

$

18,960

$

237,407

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

1,542

527

$

20.42

$

4.55

$

8.17

$

10,759

$

4,056

$

1,086

$

222,106

Operating results








$

654,512

$

356,802

$

490,255

$

5,563,515

Other















General and administrative










$

(18,639)

$

(21,236)



Share based compensation











(9,608)


(16,926)



Donations and community investments











(2,188)


(1,573)



Finance costs












(2,930)


(2,207)



Other











3,301


307



Income tax












1,388


(51)



Total other









$

(28,676)

$

(41,686)

$

417,951












$

328,126

$

448,569

$

5,981,466

1)

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests as well as the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating Minto, 777 and Marmato gold interests as well as the non-operating Copper World Complex gold interest (formerly referred to as Rosemont). On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Stratoni, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto, Keno Hill, 777, Marmato and Cozamin silver interests as well as the non-operating Loma de La Plata, Copper World Complex (formerly referred to as Rosemont) and Pascua-Lama silver interests. The Stratoni mine was placed into care and maintenance during Q4-2021. On June 22, 2022, Hudbay announced that mining activities at 777 have concluded and closure activities have commenced. On June 22, 2022, Alexco elected to temporarily suspend milling operations for five to six months to focus on advancing underground development at Keno Hill.

 

On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the six months ended June 30, 2021 were as follows:

Six Months Ended June 30, 2021


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash
Operating
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

387,028

348,773

$    1,877

$    451

$    1,426

$    403

$    1,023

Silver equivalent basis 5

29,027

26,158

$   25.02

$   6.01

$   19.01

$   5.37

$   13.64

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium  and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $24.00 per ounce silver; $2,100 per ounce palladium; and $33.00 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2022.

 

Non-IFRS Measures

Wheaton has included, throughout this document, certain non-IFRS performance measures, including (i) adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share; (ii) operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted); (iii) average cash costs of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis; and (iv) cash operating margin.

i.

Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share are calculated by removing the effects of  non-cash impairment charges (reversals) (if any), non-cash fair value (gains) losses and other one-time (income) expenses as well as the reversal of non-cash income tax expense (recovery) which is offset by income tax expense (recovery) recognized in the Statements of Shareholders' Equity and OCI, respectively. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance. 

 

     The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share (basic and diluted).


Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)


2022


2021


2022


2021

Net earnings


$

149,074


$

166,124


$

306,542


$

328,126

Add back (deduct):













(Gain) loss on fair value adjustment of
    share purchase warrants held



154



194



897



1,145

(Gain) loss on fair value adjustment of
    convertible notes receivable



-



(3,388)



1,380



(4,626)

Income tax expense (recovery)
    recognized in the Statement of
    Shareholders' Equity



(292)



(463)



500



1,107

Income tax expense (recovery)
    recognized in the Statement of OCI



349



(479)



155



(2,616)

Other



-



(362)



(2,182)



(376)

Adjusted net earnings


$

149,285


$

161,626


$

307,292


$

322,760

Divided by:













Basic weighted average number of
    shares outstanding



451,524



450,088



451,221



449,800

Diluted weighted average number of
    shares outstanding



452,359



451,203



452,123



450,869

Equals:













Adjusted earnings per share - basic


$

0.331


$

0.359


$

0.681


$

0.718

Adjusted earnings per share - diluted


$

0.330


$

0.358


$

0.680


$

0.716

 

ii.

Operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted) is calculated by dividing cash generated by operating activities by the weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic and diluted). The Company presents operating cash flow per share as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metal mining industry who present results on a similar basis.

 

     The following table provides a reconciliation of operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted).


Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cash generated by operating activities


$

206,359


$

216,415


$

416,899


$

448,569

Divided by:













Basic weighted average number of
    shares outstanding



451,524



450,088



451,221



449,800

Diluted weighted average number of
    shares outstanding



452,359



451,203



452,123



450,869

Equals:













Operating cash flow per share - basic


$

0.457


$

0.481


$

0.924


$

0.997

Operating cash flow per share - diluted


$

0.456


$

0.480


$

0.922


$

0.995

 

iii.

Average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis is calculated by dividing the total cost of sales, less depletion, by the ounces or pounds sold. In the precious metal mining industry, this is a common performance measure but does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. In addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance and ability to generate cash flow.

 

     The following table provides a calculation of average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis.


Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30

(in thousands, except for gold and palladium ounces sold
and per unit amounts)


2022


2021


2022


2021

Cost of sales


$

140,625


$

148,753


$

268,020


$

297,710

Less:  depletion



(65,682)



(70,308)



(123,084)



(140,482)

Cash cost of sales


$

74,943


$

78,445


$

144,936


$

157,228

Cash cost of sales is comprised of:













Total cash cost of gold sold


$

39,189


$

40,543


$

76,321


$

74,318

Total cash cost of silver sold



32,834



34,216



61,149



76,375

Total cash cost of palladium sold



1,378



1,946



2,980



4,137

Total cash cost of cobalt sold



1,542



1,740



4,486



2,398

Total cash cost of sales


$

74,943


$

78,445


$

144,936


$

157,228

Divided by:













Total gold ounces sold



84,337



90,090



162,238



165,194

Total silver ounces sold



5,848



5,600



11,401



12,257

Total palladium ounces sold



3,378



3,869



7,453



9,000

Total cobalt pounds sold



225



395



736



527

Equals:













Average cash cost of gold (per ounce)


$

465


$

450


$

470


$

450

Average cash cost of silver (per ounce)


$

5.61


$

6.11


$

5.36


$

6.23

Average cash cost of palladium (per ounce)


$

408


$

503


$

400


$

460

Average cash cost of cobalt (per pound)


$

6.86


$

4.41


$

6.09


$

4.55

 

iv.

Cash operating margin is calculated by subtracting the average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis from the average realized selling price of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis. The Company presents cash operating margin as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metal mining industry who present results on a similar basis as well as to evaluate the Company's ability to generate cash flow. 

     

     The following table provides a reconciliation of cash operating margin.


Three Months Ended
June 30

Six Months Ended
June 30

(in thousands, except for gold and palladium ounces sold and per
unit amounts)


2022


2021


2022


2021

Total sales:













Gold


$

157,842


$

162,293


$

303,517


$

297,319

Silver


$

130,228


$

149,455


$

264,560


$

323,337

Palladium


$

7,203


$

10,822


$

16,736


$

23,097

Cobalt


$

7,649


$

7,823


$

25,353


$

10,759

Divided by:













Total gold ounces sold



84,337



90,090



162,238



165,194

Total silver ounces sold



5,848



5,600



11,401



12,257

Total palladium ounces sold



3,378



3,869



7,453



9,000

Total cobalt pounds sold



225



395



736



527

Equals:













Average realized price of gold (per ounce)


$

1,872


$

1,801


$

1,871


$

1,800

Average realized price of silver (per ounce)


$

22.27


$

26.69


$

23.21


$

26.38

Average realized price of palladium (per ounce)


$

2,132


$

2,797


$

2,246


$

2,566

Average realized price of cobalt (per pound)


$

34.01


$

19.82


$

34.43


$

20.42

Less:













Average cash cost of gold 1 (per ounce)


$

(465)


$

(450)


$

(470)


$

(450)

Average cash cost of silver 1 (per ounce)


$

(5.61)


$

(6.11)


$

(5.36)


$

(6.23)

Average cash cost of palladium 1 (per ounce)


$

(408)


$

(503)


$

(400)


$

(460)

Average cash cost of cobalt 1 (per pound)


$

(6.86)


$

(4.41)


$

(6.09)


$

(4.55)

Equals:













Cash operating margin per gold ounce sold


$

1,407


$

1,351


$

1,401


$

1,350

As a percentage of realized price of gold



75 %



75 %



75 %



75 %

Cash operating margin per silver ounce sold


$

16.66


$

20.58


$

17.85


$

20.15

As a percentage of realized price of silver



75 %



77 %



77 %



76 %

Cash operating margin per palladium ounce sold


$

1,724


$

2,294


$

1,846


$

2,106

As a percentage of realized price of palladium



81 %



82 %



82 %



82 %

Cash operating margin per cobalt pound sold


$

27.15


$

15.41


$

28.34


$

15.87

As a percentage of realized price of cobalt



80 %



78 %



82 %



78 %

1) Please refer to non-IFRS measure (iii), above.

 

These non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and other companies may calculate these measures differently.  The presentation of these non-IFRS measures is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For more detailed information, please refer to Wheaton's MD&A available on the Company's website at www.wheatonpm.com and posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance of Wheaton and, in some instances, the business, mining operations and performance of Wheaton's PMPA counterparties. Forward-looking statements, which are all statements other than statements of historical fact, include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of commodities, the estimation of future production from Mining Operations (including in the estimation of production, mill throughput, grades, recoveries and exploration potential), the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources (including the estimation of reserve conversion rates) and the realization of such estimations, the commencement, timing and achievement of construction, expansion or improvement projects by Wheaton's PMPA counterparties at mineral stream interests owned by Wheaton (the "Mining Operations"), the payment of upfront cash consideration to counterparties under PMPAs, the satisfaction of each party's obligations in accordance with PMPAs and royalty arrangements and the receipt by the Company of precious metals and cobalt production in respect of the applicable Mining Operations under PMPAs or other payments under royalty arrangements, the ability of Wheaton's PMPA counterparties to comply with the terms of a PMPA (including as a result of the business, mining operations and performance of Wheaton's PMPA counterparties) and the potential impacts of such on Wheaton, future payments by the Company in accordance with PMPAs, the costs of future production, the estimation of produced but not yet delivered ounces, the impact of epidemics (including the COVID-19 virus pandemic), including the potential heightening of other risks, future sales of common shares under the ATM program, continued listing of the Company's common shares, any statements as to future dividends, the ability to fund outstanding commitments and the ability to continue to acquire accretive PMPAs, including any acceleration of payments, projected increases to Wheaton's production and cash flow profile, projected changes to Wheaton's production mix, the ability of Wheaton's PMPA counterparties to comply with the terms of any other obligations under agreements with the Company, the ability to sell precious metals and cobalt production, confidence in the Company's business structure, the Company's assessment of taxes payable and the impact of the CRA Settlement for years subsequent to 2010, possible domestic audits for taxation years subsequent to 2016 and international audits, the Company's assessment of the impact of any tax reassessments, the Company's intention to file future tax returns in a manner consistent with the CRA Settlement, the Company's climate change and environmental commitments, and assessments of the impact and resolution of various legal and tax matters, including but not limited to audits. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "projects", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", "potential", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Wheaton to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the satisfaction of each party's obligations in accordance with the terms of the Company's PMPAs or royalty arrangements, risks associated with fluctuations in the price of commodities (including Wheaton's ability to sell its precious metals or cobalt production at acceptable prices or at all), risks of significant impacts on Wheaton or the Mining Operations as a result of an epidemic (including the COVID-19 virus pandemic), risks related to the Mining Operations (including fluctuations in the price of the primary or other commodities mined at such operations, regulatory, political and other risks of the jurisdictions in which the Mining Operations are located, actual results of mining, risks associated with the exploration, development, operating, expansion and improvement of the Mining Operations, environmental and economic risks of the Mining Operations, and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined), the absence of control over the Mining Operations and having to rely on the accuracy of the public disclosure and other information Wheaton receives from the Mining Operations, uncertainty in the estimation of production from Mining Operations, uncertainty in the accuracy of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimation, the ability of each party to satisfy their obligations in accordance with the terms of the PMPAs, the estimation of future production from Mining Operations, Wheaton's interpretation of, compliance with or application of, tax laws and regulations or accounting policies and rules being found to be incorrect, any challenge or reassessment by the CRA of the Company's tax filings being successful and the potential negative impact to the Company's previous and future tax filings, assessing the impact of the CRA Settlement (including whether there will be any material change in the Company's facts or change in law or jurisprudence), potential implementation of a 15% global minimum tax, counterparty credit and liquidity, mine operator concentration, indebtedness and guarantees, hedging, competition, claims and legal proceedings against Wheaton or the Mining Operations, security over underlying assets, governmental regulations, international operations of Wheaton and the Mining Operations, exploration, development, operations, expansions and improvements at the Mining Operations, environmental regulations, climate change, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to obtain and maintain necessary licenses, permits, approvals and rulings, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to comply with applicable laws, regulations and permitting requirements, lack of suitable supplies, infrastructure and employees to support the Mining Operations, inability to replace and expand mineral reserves, including anticipated timing of the commencement of production by certain Mining Operations (including increases in production, estimated grades and recoveries), uncertainties of title and indigenous rights with respect to the Mining Operations, environmental, social and governance matters, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to obtain adequate financing, the Mining Operations ability to complete permitting, construction, development and expansion, global financial conditions, Wheaton's acquisition strategy and other risks discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business – Risk Factors" in Wheaton's Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, Wheaton's Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Form 6-K filed March 31, 2022 both on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR (the "Disclosure"). Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management currently believes to be reasonable, including (without limitation): that there will be no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, that the Mining Operations will continue to operate and the mining projects will be completed in accordance with public statements and achieve their stated production estimates, that the mineral reserves and mineral resource estimates from Mining Operations (including reserve conversion rates) are accurate, that each party will satisfy their obligations in accordance with the PMPAs, that Wheaton will continue to be able to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, that Wheaton will be able to source and obtain accretive PMPAs, that neither Wheaton nor the Mining Operations will suffer significant impacts as a result of an epidemic (including the COVID-19 virus pandemic), that any outbreak or threat of an outbreak of a virus or other contagions or epidemic disease will be adequately responded to locally, nationally, regionally and internationally, without such response requiring any prolonged closure of the Mining Operations or having other material adverse effects on the Company and counterparties to its PMPAs, that the trading of the Company's common shares will not be adversely affected by the differences in liquidity, settlement and clearing systems as a result of multiple listings of the Common Shares on the LSE, the TSX and the NYSE, that the trading of the Company's common shares will not be suspended, and that the net proceeds of sales of common shares, if any, will be used as anticipated, that expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters will be achieved (including ongoing CRA audits involving the Company), that Wheaton has properly considered the interpretation and application of Canadian tax law to its structure and operations, that Wheaton has filed its tax returns and paid applicable taxes in compliance with Canadian tax law, that Wheaton's application of the CRA Settlement is accurate (including the Company's assessment that there will be no material change in the Company's facts or change in law or jurisprudence), and such other assumptions and factors as set out in the Disclosure. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and even if events or results described in the forward-looking statements are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Wheaton. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are cautioned that actual outcomes may vary. The forward-looking statements included herein are for the purpose of providing readers with information to assist them in understanding Wheaton's expected financial and operational performance and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Any forward looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, reflects Wheaton's management's current beliefs based on current information and will not be updated except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Although Wheaton has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in forward‑looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results, level of activity, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

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