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Mopani Copper Mines Plc Extract from 2019 Annual Report

During the financial year ending 31st December 2018, Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) recorded net revenue of ZMW9.43billion (US$842.04 million) (2017: ZMW3.95 billion US$352.60 million).
The net loss for the period under review was at ZMW8.09 billion (US$ 722.85 million) (2017: ZMW2.77 billion US$ 290.12 million net loss).
During the year ending 31st December 2018, MCM produced a total of 59,302 tonnes of copper from own sources and 60,188 tonnes of copper from external third-party concentrates (2017:
41,738 tonnes from own sources and 57,131 tonnes of copper from third party concentrates). The significant growth in revenue is attributable to the scheduled increase in production at the recently developed mine sites.
Through gearing, MCM initiated heavy capital expenditure projects in efforts of developing the Mufulira Deeps and the Synclinorium Shaft over the last financial years. This has resulted in finance costs reducing net profits for the period under review amongst other factors. The value of shareholder loans as at 31st December 2018 was ZMW39.53 billion (US$ 3,242.66
With working capital balances excluding VAT at a 5-year low of ZMW 792.35 million (US$ 65.00 million) as at 31st December 2018, cash constraints have affected the ability to scale
production at the newly commissioned mine sites to optimal levels.
There were no dividends paid during the financial year ended 31st December 2018 (2017: Nil).

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