Boliden’s second quarter: High mined production and strong cash flow
Boliden’s second quarter was characterised by high mined production and strong cash flow. Revenue amounted to SEK 11,554 m (9,596) and the operating profit excluding revaluation of process inventory increased to SEK 2,196 m (901). Free cash flow amounted to SEK 2,152 m.
“A quarter of high mined production and good production at copper smelters resulted in a cash flow of over SEK 2 billion. Production in Aitik and the Boliden Area has developed in a particularly positive manner. The high production compensated for maintenance shutdowns and deteriorated market terms compared to previous quarter,” comments Lennart Evrell, President and CEO of Boliden.
Production within Boliden’s mines was stable, with the exception of Tara. At Aitik, the milled volume and copper production reached record levels as a result of high grades and increased stability. An unusually favourable ore mix in the Boliden Area, as well as high grades in Kevitsa and Kylylahti, also contributed to the result. Garpenberg continued the strong trend with good stability and a high level of zinc production.
Planned maintenance shutdowns took place at Rönnskär, Harjavalta and Kokkola during the quarter. However, the decline in volume compared to the previous quarter was moderate due to higher volumes at zinc smelters and reductions of finished metal stocks.
For more information, please contact:
Sophie Arnius, Director Investor Relations, tel: +46 8 610 15 23, +46 70 590 8072
Klas Nilsson, Director Group Communications, tel: +46 70 453 65 88
Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Scandinavian roots, global market. Our core competence lies within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metal recycling. Boliden has more than 5,500 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 40 billion. The stock is listed in the Large Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.