Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Primero Mining Posts Solid 4Q
Primero Mining posted a pretty good 4q and full year 2011 results today:
"The Company reported 2011 net earnings of $67.8 million ($0.77 per share) with adjusted net earnings of $28.3 million ($0.32 per share). Operating cash flows(3) were $80.2 million ($0.91 per share)."
For the 4Q: "The Company earned net income of $36.8 million ($0.42 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with net income of $6.9 million ($0.08 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010 due mainly to the impact of the APA filing and the resultant recovery of income taxes retroactive to the date of acquisition of the San Dimas Mine." I do expect this filing to be ruled in favor of Primero at the end of this year.
A production decision to expand the San Dimas mine will be made in the 3Q. Primero currently trades at only $2.50 with a market cap just over $200 million. They are expecting upwards of $90 million in free cash flow for 2012 - Can you say undervalued?
I am long PPP.