SOURCE: Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross Gold Corporation

July 29, 2015 17:00 ET

Kinross Reports 2015 Second-Quarter Results

Strong Operational Performance and Focus on Costs Contribute to Free Cash Flow; Cash and Cash Equivalents of More Than $1 Billion

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K) (NYSE: KGC) today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

(This news release contains forward-looking information about expected future events and financial and operating performance of the Company. We refer to the risks and assumptions set out in our Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information located on page 18 of this release. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted.)

2015 second quarter highlights:

  • Production1: 660,898 gold equivalent ounces (Au eq. oz.), compared with 679,831 ounces in Q2 2014.
  • Revenue: $755.2 million, compared with $911.9 million in Q2 2014.
  • Production cost of sales2: $724 per Au eq. oz., compared with $742 in Q2 2014.
  • All-in sustaining cost2: $1,011 per Au eq. oz. sold, compared with $976 in Q2 2014. All-in sustaining cost per gold ounce (Au oz.) sold on a by-product basis was $1,006 in Q2 2015, compared with $967 in Q2 2014.
  • Adjusted operating cash flow2: $161.4 million, or $0.14 per share, compared with $240.3 million, or $0.21 per share, in Q2 2014.
  • Adjusted net earnings/loss2,3: Loss of $13.6 million, or $0.01 per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $32.9 million, or $0.03 per share, in Q2 2014.
  • Reported net earnings/loss3: Loss of $83.2 million, or $0.07 per share, compared with earnings of $46.0 million, or $0.04 per share, in Q2 2014.
  • Balance sheet strength: Increased cash and cash equivalents to $1,031.4 million, decreased net debt4 to $960.2 million, $250 million in senior notes due in 2016 only significant debt maturity until 2019.
  • Average realized gold price: $1,194 per ounce, compared with $1,285 per ounce in Q2 2014.
  • Outlook: Kinross is tracking at the high end of 2015 guidance for production (2.4 - 2.6 million Au eq. oz.), at the low end of guidance for production cost of sales ($720 - $780 per Au eq. oz.) and all-in sustaining cost ($1,000 - $1,100 per Au eq. oz.), and below total capital expenditure guidance ($725 million).
  • Comprehensive spending review: Kinross is continuing its comprehensive review of its non-operating discretionary spending in order to further reduce costs. This is in addition to further measures being taken to strengthen the business, including plans to reduce costs and enhance performance at its Tasiast operation, and an agreement reached in July to extend Kinross’ debt profile and amend its debt covenant.

CEO Commentary
J. Paul Rollinson, CEO, made the following comments in relation to 2015 second quarter results:

"Kinross continued to deliver on its targets, with production in the first half of 2015 tracking at the high-end of guidance for the year, and all-in sustaining cost tracking at the low-end of the full-year forecast. The Company achieved these results despite a temporary suspension of operations at Maricunga and fewer ounces sold due to timing of some gold sales, which, together with a decline in the gold price, impacted earnings. Kinross nonetheless continued to generate free cash flow in Q2, in large part as a result of its strong operational performance, benefits from foreign exchange and lower oil prices, and a company-wide effort to drive down procurement costs and reduce working capital.

With strong liquidity, including more than $1 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Kinross is well-positioned to weather the current market volatility. This is no coincidence -- over the past three years we have actively and prudently managed the balance sheet in a declining gold price environment -- and we will continue to do so, with a number of ongoing initiatives to further strengthen the Company’s financial position and drive down costs.”

 
Financial results
Summary of financial and operating results
       
   Three months ended June 30,
 Six months ended June 30,
(in millions, except ounces, per share amounts, and per ounce amounts)  2015   2014  2015   2014
Operating Highlights from Continuing Operations                  
Total gold equivalent ounces(a)                  
 Produced(c)   667,529    686,130   1,303,657    1,358,310
 Sold(c)   633,148    709,606   1,274,900    1,338,243
                   
Attributable gold equivalent ounces(a)                  
 Produced(c)   660,898    679,831   1,290,258    1,344,521
 Sold(c)   626,246    703,234   1,260,811    1,324,765
                   
Financial Highlights from Continuing Operations                  
Metal sales  $755.2   $911.9  $1,536.6   $1,729.3
Production cost of sales  $458.5   $525.9  $913.1   $981.9
Depreciation, depletion and amortization  $216.7   $215.3  $422.9   $411.7
Impairment charges  $24.5   $-  $24.5   $-
Operating (loss) earnings  $(67.8 ) $80.2  $(25.3 ) $161.6
Net earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders  $(83.2 ) $46.0  $(89.9 ) $77.8
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders  $(0.07 ) $0.04  $(0.08 ) $0.07
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders  $(0.07 ) $0.04  $(0.08 ) $0.07
Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders(b)  $(13.6 ) $32.9  $1.7   $67.0
Adjusted net earnings (loss) per share(b)  $(0.01 ) $0.03  $0.00   $0.06
Net cash flow provided from operating activities  $167.2   $163.9  $417.3   $374.4
Adjusted operating cash flow(b)  $161.4   $240.3  $376.2   $482.5
Adjusted operating cash flow per share(b)  $0.14   $0.21  $0.33   $0.42
Average realized gold price per ounce  $1,194   $1,285  $1,206   $1,292
Consolidated production cost of sales per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)  $724   $741  $716   $734
Attributable(a) production cost of sales per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)  $724   $742  $717   $735
Attributable(a) production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis(b)  $712   $725  $704   $717
Attributable(a) all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold on a by-product basis(b)  $1,006   $967  $982   $978
Attributable(a) all-in sustaining cost per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)  $1,011   $976  $987   $988
Attributable(a) all-in cost per ounce sold on a by-product basis(b)  $1,092   $1,055  $1,071   $1,078
Attributable(a) all-in cost per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)  $1,094   $1,062  $1,074   $1,084
               
(a) "Total" includes 100% of Chirano production. "Attributable" includes Kinross' share of Chirano (90%) production.
(b) The definition and reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures is included on pages 13 to 17 of this news release.
(c) "Gold equivalent ounces" include silver ounces produced and sold converted to a gold equivalent based on a ratio of the average spot market prices for the commodities for each period. The ratio for the second quarter of 2015 was 72.75:1, compared with 65.67:1 for the second quarter of 2014 and for the first six months of 2015 was 72.84:1, compared with 64.36:1 for the first six months of 2014.

The following operating and financial results are based on second-quarter 2015 gold equivalent production from continuing operations. Production and cost measures are on an attributable basis:

Production: Kinross produced 660,898 attributable Au eq. oz. in Q2 2015, a 3% decrease compared with Q2 2014, due mainly to lower production at Maricunga as a result of heavy rains in March, which temporarily suspended operations, and at Paracatu, due to lower mill throughput and recoveries, partially offset by increased production at Fort Knox.

Production cost of sales: Production cost of sales per Au eq. oz.2 decreased to $724 for Q2 2015, compared with $742 for Q2 2014, mainly as a result of lower energy costs and favourable foreign exchange rates.

Production cost of sales per Au oz. on a by-product basis2 was $712 in Q2 2015, compared with $725 in Q2 2014, based on Q2 2015 attributable gold sales of 608,893 ounces and attributable silver sales of 1,262,492 ounces.

All-in sustaining cost: All-in sustaining cost per Au eq. oz. sold2 was $1,011 in Q2 2015, compared with $976 in Q2 2014, primarily due to higher capital expenditures and fewer attributable gold ounces sold, partially offset by lower energy costs and favourable foreign exchange rates. All-in sustaining cost per Au oz. sold on a by-product basis2 was $1,006 in Q2 2015, compared with $967 in Q2 2014.

Revenue: Revenue from metal sales was $755.2 million in Q2 2015, compared with $911.9 million during the same period in 2014, primarily due to a lower average realized gold price and lower gold equivalent ounces sold as a result of timing of sales.

Average realized gold price: The average realized gold price in Q2 2015 declined to $1,194 per ounce, compared with $1,285 per ounce in Q2 2014.

Margins: Kinross' attributable margin per Au eq. oz. sold(5) was $470 per Au eq. oz. for Q2 2015, compared with a Q2 2014 margin of $543 per Au eq. oz.

Operating cash flow: Adjusted operating cash flow2 was $161.4 million for Q2 2015, or $0.14 per share, compared with $240.3 million, or $0.21 per share, for Q2 2014.

Earnings/loss: Adjusted net loss2,3 was $13.6 million, or $0.01 per share, for Q2 2015, compared with adjusted net earnings of $32.9 million, or $0.03 per share, for Q2 2014.

Reported net loss3was $83.2 million, or $0.07 per share, compared with reported net earnings of $46.0 million, or $0.04 per share, for Q2 2014. Reported net loss was due mainly to a $24.5 million inventory write-down at Maricunga as a result of an extreme weather event in Chile, and lower revenue due to a lower average gold price and timing of gold sales from Russia.

Capital expenditures: Capital expenditures increased to $128.5 million for Q2 2015, compared with $120.0 million for the same period last year, primarily due to the Paracatu Santo Antonio tailings reprocessing initiative.

Balance sheet strength

Kinross continued to strengthen its financial position despite recent declines in the gold price, increasing its cash position, decreasing its net debt and optimizing its debt portfolio.

As of June 30, 2015, Kinross had cash and cash equivalents of $1,031.4 million, excluding restricted cash, adding $20.9 million during the quarter, and $47.9 million since December 31, 2014. The Company has available credit of $1,513.1 million.

As of June 30, 2015, Kinross' net debt4 was $960.2 million, a reduction of $17.3 million during the quarter and $73.1 million since December 31, 2014.

On July 24, 2015, the Company extended the maturity dates of its $500 million term loan and $1.5 billion revolving credit facility by one year, to 2019 and 2020 respectively. As part of this extension, the terms of Kinross' debt covenant were amended, resulting in an improvement in the net debt to EBITDA ratio6. Based on this amendment, the June 30, 2015 ratio would decrease by 24 basis points to 1.02, well below the maximum permitted level of 3.50.

Other than $250 million in senior notes and $50 million of the outstanding Kupol loan, both of which are scheduled to be repaid by September 2016, Kinross has no debt maturities until 2019.

Operating results
Mine-by-mine summaries for 2015 second-quarter operating results may be found on pages eight and 12 of this news release. Highlights include the following:

Americas

The region performed well in the quarter and is on track to meet its production and cost of sales forecast for the year. At Fort Knox, production increased compared with Q1 2015 due to higher grade mill material and the seasonal impact of warmer weather on heap leach performance. Cost of sales per ounce decreased compared with the previous quarter due to higher mill grades and an increase in gold ounces sold, and decreased year-over-year mainly as a result of lower fuel and power costs. At Kettle River-Buckhorn, production increased slightly compared with Q1 2015, but was down compared with Q2 2014 due to lower grades associated with the expected wind-down of the operation in 2016. Cost of sales per ounce was lower compared with Q1 2015 due to a decrease in fuel costs but increased year-over-year as a result of lower grades. At Round Mountain, cost of sales decreased compared with the previous year and quarter due to lower costs for fuel and supplies related to the heap. Round Mountain also benefited from a continuous improvement initiative, launched in Q4 2014, to improve heap leach performance, which has contributed to increased production and lower costs. The initiative includes optimizing the flow of loaded solution to the carbon columns and other leaching operational improvements.

Paracatu's production decreased year-over-year and compared with Q1 2015 due to reduced throughput and recovery, primarily as a result of the metallurgical characteristics of the ore mined in the open pit during the quarter. Recoveries improved in June, and better performance is expected for the remainder of the year, as mining moved to other areas of the pit. Paracatu's production cost of sales declined compared with Q2 2014 as a result of lower power costs and favourable foreign exchange rates, but increased on a per ounce basis compared with the previous quarter as result of lower production. Maricunga's production decreased year-over-year and compared with Q1 2015 primarily due to heavy rains in late March which suspended mining and crushing operations for nine weeks. While operations have resumed, third quarter production will be impacted by the lack of ore placed on the leach pad during the suspension. Production is expected to improve in Q4. Maricunga's production cost of sales increased compared with Q1 2015 and Q2 2014 due to the resulting reduction in production.

Russia

The region continues to perform well, and is on track to be at the higher end of production and the lower end of cost of sales guidance for the year. Second quarter production at the combined Kupol and Dvoinoye operation was slightly higher compared with the previous quarter as the region began to increase the proportion of higher grade Dvoinoye ore processed through the Kupol mill. The mill is now expected to process approximately 1,200 tonnes of Dvoinoye ore per day, representing approximately 25% of the total throughput, and thereby increasing overall mill grade. Approximately 87,500 Au eq. oz. were produced from processing Dvoinoye ore in Q2 2015. Production cost of sales per ounce for Q2 2015 decreased 8% to $490 per Au eq. oz. compared with the prior year, due mainly to productivity enhancements and favourable foreign exchange movements.

Revenue and production cost of sales per ounce would have benefited further, and overall Company earnings were impacted, by the timing of gold sales. The region produced 191,160 attributable Au eq. oz, but sold 159,950 attributable Au eq. oz. The outstanding ounces were sold in July and the region is expected to see the benefits of additional gold sales in Q3.

West Africa

The region is on track to be at the higher end of production and lower end of cost of sales guidance for the year. At Chirano, production was fairly consistent with the previous quarter, and higher year-over-year, mainly as a result of the mill repairs carried out in Q2 2014. Production cost of sales per ounce increased year-over-year due to higher underground mobile equipment maintenance costs and fuel consumption.

Tasiast's production increased compared with Q1 2015 as a result of higher mill grades and mill recoveries but decreased compared to Q2 2014 due to the wind-down of the dump leach. Production cost of sales per ounce increased year-over-year due mainly to higher maintenance and material supply costs.

Tasiast optimization update

Following the Q1 2015 decision to defer the 38,000 t/d mill expansion in order to preserve balance sheet strength, Kinross continues to focus on optimizing the Tasiast operation to enhance performance and reduce costs.

In addition to a number of continuous improvement initiatives, Kinross is exploring opportunities to optimize mill throughput to address the hardness of the higher grade ore. One concept, which is currently being analysed, involves enhancing the comminution circuit with the installation of additional grinding equipment to improve milling capacity. The objective is to optimize throughput in the near term, while preserving optionality for a possible future expansion at the appropriate time.

In July, Kinross also initiated discussions with the Government of Mauritania and employee representatives regarding cost saving measures; one option under consideration includes a potential workforce reduction.

Tasiast remains an attractive brownfield growth opportunity with a significant mineral resource base. In order to leverage Tasiast's future potential, the Company will continue to look for ways to reduce costs and advance growth opportunities in a financially disciplined way.

Organic production initiatives

La Coipa Phase 7 update: A pre-feasibility study (PFS), begun in Q2 2014 to explore potential re-start options at La Coipa, remains on track to be completed during the third quarter of 2015. The Company continues to believe in the project's potential to mine higher grade material and leverage existing infrastructure in an attractive jurisdiction. The PFS contemplates blending and processing material from the recently delineated Phase 7 mineralization and material from other already defined mineral deposits on the property. Metallurgical test work to understand optimal blend and throughput continues to be a major component of the PFS.

A decision on whether to continue advancing the project will be based on the gold price environment and the status of permit applications. Exploration continues at several district targets, including Catalina, with the assessment of some attractive opportunities to extend the mine life beyond what the PFS will contemplate.

Paracatu Santo Antonio tailings reprocessing: The new continuous improvement project to reprocess tailings from the Santo Antonio tailings facility continues on track for an expected launch in the fourth quarter. The project remains on budget, with an estimated capital cost of $20 million. The project expects to add 34,000 Au oz. per year at a production cost of sales of $400 per ounce. The tailings will be reprocessed through Plant 1, with an expected production of approximately 11,000 Au oz. in Q4 2015.

Chirano mine life extension: Development of the decline at the Akoti deposit commenced in the second quarter, as the Company continues to proceed with plans to extend Chirano's estimated mine life by one year to 2020. Kinross expects to mine additional ounces at two known mineral deposits, Paboase and Akoti, with Akoti being the third underground mine expected to open. The anticipated mine life extension will also provide additional time to realize the exploration potential at Chirano, which is one of Kinross' most cost competitive operations and is located in a highly prospective and low cost mining area.

Outlook
The following section of the news release represents forward-looking information and users are cautioned that actual results may vary. We refer to the risks and assumptions contained in the Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information on page 18 of this news release.

Kinross is tracking at the high end of its 2015 production guidance of approximately 2.4 - 2.6 million Au eq. oz.

The Company is tracking at the low end of its production cost of sales guidance range of $720 - $780 per Au eq. oz. and all-in sustaining cost guidance range of $1,000 - $1,100 per Au eq. oz. sold, and below its capital expenditure forecast of approximately $725 million.

Other operating costs are now expected to be approximately $120 million, compared with the previously-stated guidance of $50 million, partly due to the impact of the extreme weather event in Chile, and changes to legal and tax-related accounting provisions.

Corporate Responsibility update

Kinross released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Data Supplement, which provides updates on the Company's performance in the key areas of health and safety, environment, governance and community from its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report. The Supplement also measures the Company's performance against the principles and standards of the UN Global Compact, which it joined in 2010.

Highlights from the 2014 report include: achieved best safety performance in Company history and among the best in the industry; reduced water usage by a net 25% compared with 2013; reduced non-mineral waste by 32% compared with 2013; 77% of total procurement spent in host countries; 98% of total workforce from host countries; contributed to 687 local community programs, initiatives and events that benefitted over 800,000 people; updated corporate Diversity Policy and achieved new gender diversity target of 33% female representation on Kinross' Board of Directors. Click here to read full report.

In June, Kinross was ranked as the top mining company on the list of Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Companies in Canada developed by Maclean's magazine in partnership with Sustainalytics, an independent sustainability investment research firm. Kinross was also recognized as one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens for the sixth consecutive year by Corporate Knights, a media and research firm that promotes social responsibility in the private sector.

Conference call details

In connection with the release, Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question-and-answer session. To access the call, please dial:

Canada & US toll-free -- 1-800-319-4610
Outside of Canada & US -- 1-604-638-5340

Replay (available up to 14 days after the call):

Canada & US toll-free -- 1-800-319-6413; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.
Outside of Canada & US -- 1-604-638-9010; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.

You may also access the conference call on a listen-only basis via webcast at our website www.kinross.com. The audio webcast will be archived on our website at www.kinross.com.

This release should be read in conjunction with Kinross' 2015 second-quarter unaudited Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis report at www.kinross.com. Kinross' 2015 second-quarter unaudited Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis have been filed with Canadian securities regulators (available at www.sedar.com) and furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Kinross shareholders may obtain a copy of the financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross is a Canadian-based senior gold mining company with mines and projects in the United States, Brazil, Russia, Mauritania, Chile and Ghana. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: KGC).

 
Review of operations
                   
Three months ended June 30,  Gold equivalent ounces               
   Produced   Sold   Production cost of sales ($millions)   Production cost of sales/equivalent ounce sold
   2015   2014   2015   2014   2015   2014   2015  2014(1)
                                   
Fort Knox  116,061   91,316   113,697   85,938   $68.9   $71.7   $606  $834
Round Mountain  48,448   42,275   47,893   42,378    36.4    36.9    760   871
Kettle River - Buckhorn  29,580   40,555   29,524   38,801    23.4    24.9    793   642
Paracatu  110,366   124,329   107,169   132,327    90.5    114.6    844   866
La Coipa  -   -   -   21    -    0.1    -   nm
Maricunga  47,713   64,290   50,957   64,333    55.0    56.2    1,079   874
Americas Total  352,168   362,765   349,240   363,798    274.2    304.4    785   837
                                   
Kupol  191,160   195,275   159,950   216,765    78.3    114.8    490   530
Russia Total  191,160   195,275   159,950   216,765    78.3    114.8    490   530
                                   
Tasiast  57,890   65,099   54,941   65,319    58.4    66.5    1,063   1,018
Chirano (100%)  66,311   62,991   69,017   63,724    47.6    40.2    690   631
West Africa Total  124,201   128,090   123,958   129,043    106.0    106.7    855   827
                                   
Operations Total  667,529   686,130   633,148   709,606    458.5    525.9    724   741
Less Chirano non-controlling interest (10%)  (6,631 ) (6,299 ) (6,902 ) (6,372 )  (4.8 )  (4.0 )       
Attributable Total  660,898   679,831   626,246   703,234   $453.7   $521.9   $724  $742
                                   
(1) "nm" means not meaningful                          
                           
                               
Six months ended June 30,  Gold equivalent ounces               
   Produced   Sold   Production cost of sales ($millions)   Production cost of sales/equivalent ounce sold
   2015   2014   2015   2014    2015    2014    2015   2014
                                   
Fort Knox  198,734   174,904   195,700   198,649   $124.0   $135.9   $634  $684
Round Mountain  88,710   87,329   88,340   83,768    72.4    74.2    820   886
Kettle River - Buckhorn  53,845   66,472   53,691   64,630    47.7    41.3    888   639
Paracatu  235,051   251,414   232,098   248,103    184.4    214.7    794   865
La Coipa  -   -   -   1,365    -    1.7    -   1,245
Maricunga  104,535   117,019   105,333   120,190    111.0    114.8    1,054   955
Americas Total  680,875   697,138   675,162   716,705    539.5    582.6    799   813
                                   
Kupol  376,889   386,513   352,117   355,051    169.8    181.3    482   511
Russia Total  376,889   386,513   352,117   355,051    169.8    181.3    482   511
                                   
Tasiast  111,899   136,770   106,731   131,705    110.3    134.0    1,033   1,017
Chirano (100%)  133,994   137,889   140,890   134,782    93.5    84.0    664   623
West Africa Total  245,893   274,659   247,621   266,487    203.8    218.0    823   818
                                   
Operations Total  1,303,657   1,358,310   1,274,900   1,338,243    913.1    981.9    716   734
Less Chirano non-controlling interest (10%)  (13,399 ) (13,789 ) (14,089 ) (13,478 )  (9.4 )  (8.4 )       
Attributable Total  1,290,258   1,344,521   1,260,811   1,324,765   $903.7   $973.5   $717  $735
                           
 
 
Consolidated balance sheets
 
(unaudited expressed in millions of United States dollars, except share amounts)
   As at  
   June 30   December 31,  
   2015   2014  
            
Assets           
 Current assets           
  Cash and cash equivalents  $1,031.4   $983.5  
  Restricted cash   38.5    41.3  
  Accounts receivable and other assets   194.1    170.4  
  Current income tax recoverable   100.5    115.2  
  Inventories   1,181.2    1,276.7  
    2,545.7    2,587.1  
 Non-current assets           
  Property, plant and equipment   5,265.0    5,409.4  
  Goodwill   162.7    162.7  
  Long-term investments   99.3    111.0  
  Investments in associate and joint venture   162.5    156.8  
  Other long-term assets   411.8    417.9  
  Deferred tax assets   62.9    106.5  
Total assets  $8,709.9   $8,951.4  
            
Liabilities           
 Current liabilities           
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $390.3   $421.9  
  Current income tax payable   15.9    19.2  
  Current portion of long-term debt   43.0    60.0  
  Current portion of provisions   42.1    43.1  
  Current portion of unrealized fair value of derivative liabilities   37.0    60.2  
    528.3    604.4  
 Non-current liabilities           
  Long-term debt   1,987.1    1,998.1  
  Provisions   799.6    780.9  
  Other long-term liabilities   163.6    207.2  
  Deferred tax liabilities   412.7    469.0  
Total liabilities   3,891.3    4,059.6  
            
Equity           
 Common shareholders' equity           
  Common share capital  $14,599.0   $14,587.7  
  Contributed surplus   235.6    239.0  
  Accumulated deficit   (10,027.5 )  (9,937.6 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (35.2 )  (46.1 )
Total common shareholders' equity   4,771.9    4,843.0  
 Non-controlling interest   46.7    48.8  
Total equity   4,818.6    4,891.8  
Total liabilities and equity  $8,709.9   $8,951.4  
            
Common shares           
Authorized   Unlimited    Unlimited  
Issued and outstanding   1,146,280,014    1,144,576,474  
         
 
 
Consolidated statements of operations
 
(unaudited expressed in millions of United States dollars, except per share and share amounts)
   Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Revenue                     
 Metal sales  $755.2   $911.9   $1,536.6   $1,729.3  
                      
Cost of sales                     
 Production cost of sales   458.5    525.9    913.1    981.9  
 Depreciation, depletion and amortization   216.7    215.3    422.9    411.7  
 Impairment charges   24.5    -    24.5    -  
Total cost of sales   699.7    741.2    1,360.5    1,393.6  
Gross profit   55.5    170.7    176.1    335.7  
 Other operating expense   49.0    15.3    65.3    33.0  
 Exploration and business development   29.7    29.0    52.5    51.7  
 General and administrative   44.6    46.2    83.6    89.4  
Operating earnings (loss)   (67.8 )  80.2    (25.3 )  161.6  
 Other income (expense) - net   (6.3 )  (1.1 )  (8.2 )  (7.3 )
 Equity in earnings (losses) of associate and joint venture   5.9    (0.7 )  4.9    (2.0 )
 Finance income   2.0    4.4    4.2    5.8  
 Finance expense   (23.7 )  (19.9 )  (47.7 )  (32.7 )
Earnings (loss) before tax   (89.9 )  62.9    (72.1 )  125.4  
 Income tax recovery (expense) - net   5.4    (17.2 )  (19.9 )  (48.3 )
Earnings (loss) from continuing operations after tax   (84.5 )  45.7    (92.0 )  77.1  
Loss from discontinued operation after tax   -    (1.9 )  -    (4.1 )
Net earnings (loss)  $(84.5 ) $43.8   $(92.0 ) $73.0  
                      
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to:                     
 Non-controlling interest  $(1.3 ) $(0.3 ) $(2.1 ) $(0.7 )
 Common shareholders  $(83.2 ) $46.0   $(89.9 ) $77.8  
                  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to:                     
 Non-controlling interest  $(1.3 ) $(0.3 ) $(2.1 ) $(0.7 )
 Common shareholders  $(83.2 ) $44.1   $(89.9 ) $73.7  
                      
Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders                     
 Basic  $(0.07 ) $0.04   $(0.08 ) $0.07  
 Diluted  $(0.07 ) $0.04   $(0.08 ) $0.07  
                  
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders                     
 Basic  $(0.07 ) $0.04   $(0.08 ) $0.06  
 Diluted  $(0.07 ) $0.04   $(0.08 ) $0.06  
                      
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (millions)                     
 Basic   1,146.2    1,144.4    1,145.7    1,144.1  
 Diluted   1,146.2    1,153.9    1,145.7    1,152.5  
                  
 
 
Consolidated statements of cash flows
 
(unaudited expressed in millions of United States dollars)
   Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
Net inflow (outflow) of cash related to the following activities:                     
                      
Operating:                     
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations  $(84.5 ) $45.7   $(92.0 ) $77.1  
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) from continuing operations to net cash provided from (used in) operating activities:                     
 Depreciation, depletion and amortization   216.7    215.3    422.9    411.7  
 Impairment of inventory   24.5    -    24.5    -  
 Equity in losses (earnings) of associate and joint venture   (5.9 )  0.7    (4.9 )  2.0  
 Non-hedge derivative (gains) losses - net   (1.8 )  0.2    (0.8 )  3.6  
 Share-based compensation expense   4.3    7.0    8.9    14.2  
 Finance expense   23.7    19.9    47.7    32.7  
 Deferred tax expense (recovery)   12.7    (33.9 )  (17.1 )  (5.1 )
 Foreign exchange losses (gains) and other   (28.3 )  (14.6 )  (13.0 )  (53.7 )
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                     
  Accounts receivable and other assets   (29.8 )  (113.5 )  11.0    (63.5 )
  Inventories   36.5    31.7    87.2    8.3  
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   28.0    51.1    0.4    37.1  
Cash flow provided from operating activities   196.1    209.6    474.8    464.4  
 Income taxes paid   (28.9 )  (45.7 )  (57.5 )  (90.0 )
Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities   167.2    163.9    417.3    374.4  
Net cash flow of discontinued operations used in operating activities   -    (2.0 )  -    (4.4 )
                      
Investing:                     
 Additions to property, plant and equipment   (128.5 )  (120.0 )  (278.0 )  (288.9 )
 Net additions to long-term investments and other assets   (20.0 )  (19.7 )  (41.7 )  (49.2 )
 Net proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment   1.6    0.3    1.9    1.4  
 Decrease in restricted cash   2.6    16.6    2.8    15.8  
 Interest received and other   1.0    1.1    2.1    2.5  
Net cash flow of continuing operations used in investing activities   (143.3 )  (121.7 )  (312.9 )  (318.4 )
Net cash flow of discontinued operations provided from investing activities   -    -    1.0    -  
Financing:                     
 Issuance of common shares on exercise of options   -    -    -    0.1  
 Proceeds from issuance of debt   3.0    119.8    22.5    742.2  
 Repayment of debt   (3.0 )  (125.3 )  (52.5 )  (779.3 )
 Interest paid   (2.5 )  (1.4 )  (23.5 )  (3.3 )
 Settlement of derivative instruments   -    -    -    (2.1 )
 Other   (1.0 )  (0.2 )  (1.0 )  0.2  
Net cash flow of continuing operations used in financing activities   (3.5 )  (7.1 )  (54.5 )  (42.2 )
Net cash flow of discontinued operations used in financing activities   -    -    -    -  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations   0.5    1.6    (3.0 )  (5.2 )
Increase in cash and cash equivalents   20.9    34.7    47.9    4.2  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   1,010.5    704.0    983.5    734.5  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $1,031.4   $738.7   $1,031.4   $738.7  
                 
 Operating Summary              

                                        
  Mine Period Ownership Tonnes Ore Mined (1) Ore
Processed (Milled) (1)
Ore
Processed (Heap Leach) (1)
 Grade (Mill)  Grade (Heap Leach)  Recovery (2)  Gold Eq Production (5)  Gold Eq Sales (5)  Production cost of sales  Production cost of sales/oz  Cap Ex (7)  DD&A
      (%) ('000 tonnes) ('000 tonnes) ('000 tonnes)  (g/t)  (g/t)  (%)  (ounces)  (ounces)  ($ millions)  ($/ounce)  ($ millions)  ($ millions)
Americas Fort Knox Q2 2015 100 6,543 3,345 8,255  0.87  0.28  84%  116,061  113,697  $68.9  $606  $26.7  $37.2
Q1 2015 100 5,814 3,366 3,554  0.64  0.29  82%  82,673  82,003   55.1   672   41.4   24.6
Q4 2014 100 5,453 3,261 8,782  0.86  0.30  84%  99,734  99,636   66.6   668   19.2   27.0
Q3 2014 100 2,537 3,491 7,638  0.62  0.30  86%  104,815  110,187   88.5   803   11.1   31.8
Q2 2014 100 3,241 3,479 6,638  0.50  0.29  84%  91,316  85,938   71.7   834   26.0   30.7
Round Mountain(8) Q2 2015 50 5,286 748 4,372  1.08  0.40  75%  48,448  47,893  $36.4  $760  $10.8  $12.0
Q1 2015 50 7,494 146 6,726  0.65  0.40  67%  40,262  40,447   36.0   890   11.2   9.0
Q4 2014 50 6,946 - 6,418  nm  0.38  nm  37,746  37,133   32.2   867   16.7   10.0
Q3 2014 50 6,265 1,010 5,956  0.91  0.35  61%  44,764  45,540   35.9   788   13.0   5.6
Q2 2014 50 6,475 1,008 5,258  0.91  0.37  63%  42,275  42,378   36.9   871   8.3   5.0
Kettle River- Buckhorn Q2 2015 100 95 130 -  8.58  -  93%  29,580  29,524  $23.4  $793  $-  $3.3
Q1 2015 100 93 111 -  6.02  -  91%  24,265  24,167   24.3   1,006   0.6   4.1
Q4 2014 100 91 104 -  7.46  -  93%  24,735  24,849   19.7   793   1.5   10.8
Q3 2014 100 81 93 -  9.78  -  95%  32,175  33,783   22.6   669   2.7   14.1
Q2 2014 100 78 95 -  11.96  -  94%  40,555  38,801   24.9   642   1.0   15.6
Paracatu Q2 2015 100 11,435 11,392 -  0.41  -  72%  110,366  107,169  $90.5  $844  $29.4  $36.4
Q1 2015 100 11,616 11,825 -  0.43  -  77%  124,685  124,929   93.9   752   16.3   37.8
Q4 2014 100 11,271 11,548 -  0.45  -  79%  133,534  127,991   97.8   764   49.7   38.8
Q3 2014 100 12,898 12,635 -  0.44  -  77%  136,078  136,233   105.7   776   31.6   41.1
Q2 2014 100 13,332 12,167 -  0.42  -  75%  124,329  132,327   114.6   866   14.5   40.5
Maricunga (8) Q2 2015 100 2,220 - 1,957  -  0.81  nm  47,713  50,957  $55.0  $1,079  $7.1  $6.4
Q1 2015 100 2,695 - 2,912  -  0.69  nm  56,822  54,376   56.0   1,030   7.5   5.4
Q4 2014 100 4,227 - 4,192  -  0.70  nm  60,918  58,845   60.8   1,033   2.7   13.4
Q3 2014 100 4,328 - 4,174  -  0.77  nm  69,279  68,434   60.3   881   6.2   6.7
Q2 2014 100 3,854 - 3,792  -  0.77  nm  64,290  64,333   56.2   874   11.4   11.5
Russia Kupol (3)(4)(6) Q2 2015 100 516 423 -  13.43  -  95%  191,160  159,950  $78.3  $490  $10.0  $56.3
Q1 2015 100 464 418 -  13.20  -  95%  185,729  192,167   91.5   476   15.5   63.9
Q4 2014 100 437 420 -  13.19  -  95%  183,750  179,722   92.6   515   12.7   64.6
Q3 2014 100 428 417 -  13.28  -  95%  180,838  216,225   106.6   493   23.4   75.0
Q2 2014 100 437 419 -  13.77  -  95%  195,275  216,765   114.8   530   15.7   58.7
West Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tasiast Q2 2015 100 1,609 605 521  2.21  0.56  92%  57,890  54,941  $58.4  $1,063  $31.1  $18.7
Q1 2015 100 1,009 630 66  2.00  0.97  89%  54,009  51,790   51.9   1,002   36.4   16.2
Q4 2014 100 1,226 619 1,139  2.18  0.75  93%  63,277  58,236   57.2   982   59.4   19.7
Q3 2014 100 3,445 615 2,303  2.27  0.70  93%  60,438  62,727   61.0   972   44.5   15.9
Q2 2014 100 4,643 663 2,297  2.04  0.62  89%  65,099  65,319   66.5   1,018   25.8   15.1
Chirano - 100% Q2 2015 90 875 823 -  2.73  -  92%  66,311  69,017  $47.6  $690  $4.9  $44.6
Q1 2015 90 739 899 -  2.62  -  89%  67,683  71,873   45.9   639   7.3   43.6
Q4 2014 90 866 883 -  2.96  -  91%  75,952  72,318   42.3   585   10.5   42.7
Q3 2014 90 787 829 -  2.95  -  93%  72,701  73,296   39.5   539   12.0   41.0
Q2 2014 90 666 615 -  3.42  -  92%  62,991  63,724   40.2   631   9.0   35.5
Chirano - 90%
 
 
 
 
Q2 2015 90 875 823 -  2.73  -  92%  59,680  62,115  $42.8  $690  $4.4  $40.1
Q1 2015 90 739 899 -  2.62  -  89%  60,915  64,686   41.3   639   6.6   39.2
Q4 2014 90 866 883 -  2.96  -  91%  68,357  65,086   38.0   585   9.5   38.4
Q3 2014 90 787 829 -  2.95  -  93%  65,431  65,966   35.6   539   10.8   36.9
Q2 2014 90 666 615 -  3.42  -  92%  56,692  57,352   36.2   631   8.1   32.0
                             

   
(1) Ore processed is to 100%, production and costs are to Kinross' account.
(2) Due to the nature of heap leach operations, recovery rates at Maricunga cannot be accurately measured on a quarterly basis. Recovery rates at Fort Knox, Round Mountain and Tasiast represent mill recovery only.
(3) The Kupol segment includes the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines.
(4) Kupol silver grade and recovery were as follows: Q2 (2015) 106.19g/t, 86.8%; Q1 (2015) 95.64 g/t, 85%; Q4 (2014) 92.78 g/t, 85%; Q3 (2014) 83.94 g/t, 88%; Q2 (2014) 88.79 g/t, 84%.
(5) Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold converted to a gold equivalent based on the ratio of the average spot market prices for the commodities for each period. The ratios for the quarters presented are as follows: Q2 2015: 72.75:1; Q1 2015: 72.91:1; Q4 2014: 72.73:1; Q3 2014: 64.89:1, Q2 2014: 65.67:1.
(6) Dvoinoye ore processed and grade were as follows: Q2 (2015) 104,465 tonnes, 26.43 g/t; Q1 (2015) 93,000 tonnes, 27.40 g/t; Q4 (2014) 90,083 tonnes, 26.14 g/t; Q3 (2014) 100,948 tonnes, 25.94 g/t; Q2 (2014) 91,204 tonnes, 28.68 g/t.
(7) Capital expenditures are presented on a cash basis, consistent with the statement of cash flows.
(8) "nm" means not meaningful
  

Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures

The Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures in this document. These measures are not defined under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation. The Company believes that these measures, together with measures determined in accordance with IFRS, provide investors with an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. The inclusion of these measures is meant to provide additional information and should not be used as a substitute for performance measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily standard and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers.

Adjusted net earnings attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net earnings per share are non-GAAP measures which determine the performance of the Company, excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's underlying performance for the reporting period, such as the impact of foreign exchange gains and losses, reassessment of prior year taxes and/or taxes otherwise not related to the current period, impairment charges, gains and losses and other one-time costs related to acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions, and non-hedge derivative gains and losses. Although some of the items are recurring, the Company believes that they are not reflective of the underlying operating performance of its current business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Management believes that these measures, which are used internally to assess performance and in planning and forecasting future operating results, provide investors with the ability to better evaluate underlying performance, particularly since the excluded items are typically not included in public guidance. However, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings and earnings per share measures as determined under IFRS.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net earnings from continuing operations to adjusted net earnings from continuing operations for the periods presented:

      
   Adjusted Earnings  
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)  Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - as reported  $(83.2 ) $46.0   $(89.9 ) $77.8  
                      
Adjusting items:                     
 Foreign exchange losses   6.5    1.3    7.5    9.6  
 Non-hedge derivatives losses (gains) - net of tax   (0.1 )  0.2    1.9    3.2  
 Losses (gains) on sale of other assets - net of tax   (0.1 )  -    0.8    (0.2 )
 Foreign exchange losses (gains) on translation of tax basis and foreign exchange on deferred income taxes within income tax expense   2.8    (14.4 )  20.5    (23.9 )
 Impairment charges - net of tax   26.0    -    26.0    -  
 Taxes in respect of prior years   19.3    (0.2 )  19.7    0.5  
 Chile weather event related costs, net of tax   15.2    -    15.2    -  
    69.6    (13.1 )  91.6    (10.8 )
Adjusted net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders  $(13.6 ) $32.9   $1.7   $67.0  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic   1,146.2    1,144.4    1,145.7    1,144.1  
Adjusted net earnings (loss) from continuing operations per share  $(0.01 ) $0.03   $0.00   $0.06  
                 
                 

The Company makes reference to a non-GAAP measure for adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share. Adjusted operating cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's regular operating cash flow, and excluding changes in working capital. Working capital can be volatile due to numerous factors, including the timing of tax payments, and in the case of Kupol, a build-up of inventory due to transportation logistics. The Company uses adjusted operating cash flow internally as a measure of the underlying operating cash flow performance and future operating cash flow-generating capability of the Company. However, adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS.

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations for the periods presented:

      
   Adjusted Operating Cash Flow  
(in millions, except share and per share amounts)  Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities - as reported  $167.2   $163.9   $417.3   $374.4  
                      
Adjusting items:                     
Working capital changes:                     
Accounts receivable and other assets   29.8    113.5    (11.0 )  63.5  
Inventories   (36.5 )  (31.7 )  (87.2 )  (8.3 )
Accounts payable and other liabilities, including taxes   0.9    (5.4 )  57.1    52.9  
    (5.8 )  76.4    (41.1 )  108.1  
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations  $161.4   $240.3   $376.2   $482.5  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic   1,146.2    1,144.4    1,145.7    1,144.1  
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share  $0.14   $0.21   $0.33   $0.42  
                 
                 

Consolidated production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as production cost of sales as per the consolidated financial statements divided by the total number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.

Attributable production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as attributable production cost of sales divided by the attributable number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.

Management uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of its operating properties. The following table presents a reconciliation of consolidated and attributable production cost of sales per equivalent ounce sold for the periods presented:

      
   Consolidated and Attributable Production Cost of Sales Per Equivalent Ounce Sold  
   Three months ended   Six months ended  
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per equivalent ounce)  June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Production cost of sales - as reported  $458.5   $525.9   $913.1   $981.9  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest   (4.8 )  (4.0 )  (9.4 )  (8.4 )
Attributable production cost of sales  $453.7   $521.9   $903.7   $973.5  
                      
Gold equivalent ounces sold   633,148    709,606    1,274,900    1,338,243  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest   (6,902 )  (6,372 )  (14,089 )  (13,478 )
Attributable gold equivalent ounces sold   626,246    703,234    1,260,811    1,324,765  
Consolidated production cost of sales per equivalent ounce sold  $724   $741   $716   $734  
Attributable production cost of sales per equivalent ounce sold  $724   $742   $717   $735  
                      
                 

Attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis is a non-GAAP measure which calculates the Company's non-gold production as a credit against its per ounce production costs, rather than converting its non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and crediting it to total production, as is the case in co-product accounting. Management believes that this measure provides investors with the ability to better evaluate Kinross' production cost of sales per ounce on a comparable basis with other major gold producers who routinely calculate their cost of sales per ounce using by-product accounting rather than co-product accounting.

The following table provides a reconciliation of attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis for the periods presented:

      
   Attributable Production Cost of Sales Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis  
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per ounce)  Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Production cost of sales - as reported  $458.5   $525.9   $913.1   $981.9  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest   (4.8 )  (4.0 )  (9.4 )  (8.4 )
Less: attributable silver revenues   (20.2 )  (27.2 )  (40.4 )  (51.7 )
Attributable production cost of sales net of silver by-product revenue  $433.5   $494.7   $863.3   $921.8  
                      
Gold ounces sold   615,777    688,334    1,240,795    1,298,492  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest   (6,884 )  (6,360 )  (14,051 )  (13,445 )
Attributable gold ounces sold   608,893    681,974    1,226,744    1,285,047  
Attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis  $712   $725   $704   $717  
                      
                 

In June 2013, the World Gold Council ("WGC") published its guidelines for reporting all-in sustaining costs and all-in costs. The WGC is a market development organization for the gold industry and is an association whose membership comprises leading gold mining companies including Kinross. Although the WGC is not a mining industry regulatory organization, it worked closely with its member companies to develop these non-GAAP measures. Adoption of the all-in sustaining cost and all-in cost metrics is voluntary and not necessarily standard, and therefore, these measures presented by the Company may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the all-in sustaining cost and all-in cost measures complement existing measures reported by Kinross.

All-in sustaining cost includes both operating and capital costs required to sustain gold production on an ongoing basis. The value of silver sold is deducted from the total production cost of sales as it is considered residual production. Sustaining operating costs represent expenditures incurred at current operations that are considered necessary to maintain current production. Sustaining capital represents capital expenditures at existing operations comprising mine development costs and ongoing replacement of mine equipment and other capital facilities, and does not include capital expenditures for major growth projects or enhancement capital for significant infrastructure improvements at existing operations.

All-in cost is comprised of all-in sustaining cost as well as operating expenditures incurred at locations with no current operation, or costs related to other non-sustaining activities, and capital expenditures for major growth projects or enhancement capital for significant infrastructure improvements at existing operations.

Attributable all-in sustaining cost and all-in cost per ounce sold on a by-product basis are calculated by adjusting total production cost of sales, as reported on the consolidated statement of operations, as follows:

      
   Attributable All-In Sustaining Cost and All-In Cost Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis  
(in millions, except ounces and costs per ounce)  Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Production cost of sales - as reported  $458.5   $525.9   $913.1   $981.9  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(1)   (4.8 )  (4.0 )  (9.4 )  (8.4 )
Less: attributable(2) silver revenues(3)   (20.2 )  (27.2 )  (40.4 )  (51.7 )
Attributable(2) production cost of sales net of silver by-product revenue  $433.5   $494.7   $863.3   $921.8  
Adjusting items on an attributable(2) basis:                     
 General and administrative(4)   44.6    46.2    83.6    89.4  
 Other operating expense - sustaining(5)   2.5    7.6    14.2    15.6  
 Reclamation and remediation - sustaining(6)   14.7    15.8    29.2    30.3  
 Exploration and business development - sustaining(7)   16.4    13.3    29.7    26.9  
 Additions to property, plant and equipment - sustaining(8)   101.1    81.6    184.1    172.6  
All-in Sustaining Cost on a by-product basis - attributable(2)  $612.8   $659.2   $1,204.1   $1,256.6  
 Other operating expense - non-sustaining(5)   14.8    9.3    19.3    20.2  
 Exploration - non-sustaining(7)   12.8    15.3    21.9    25.0  
 Additions to property, plant and equipment - non-sustaining(8)   24.7    35.7    68.5    82.9  
All-in Cost on a by-product basis - attributable(2)  $665.1   $719.5   $1,313.8   $1,384.7  
Gold ounces sold   615,777    688,334    1,240,795    1,298,492  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(9)   (6,884 )  (6,360 )  (14,051 )  (13,445 )
Attributable(2) gold ounces sold   608,893    681,974    1,226,744    1,285,047  
Attributable(2) all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold on a by-product basis  $1,006   $967   $982   $978  
Attributable(2) all-in cost per ounce sold on a by-product basis  $1,092   $1,055   $1,071   $1,078  
                      
                 

The Company also assesses its all-in sustaining cost and all-in cost on a gold equivalent ounce basis. Under these non-GAAP measures, the Company's production of silver is converted into gold equivalent ounces and credited to total production.

Attributable all-in sustaining cost and all-in cost per equivalent ounce sold are calculated by adjusting total production cost of sales, as reported on the consolidated statement of operations, as follows:

      
   Attributable All-In Sustaining Cost and All-In Cost Per Equivalent Ounce Sold  
(in millions, except ounces and costs per equivalent ounce)  Three months ended   Six months ended  
   June 30,   June 30,  
   2015   2014   2015   2014  
                      
Production cost of sales - as reported  $458.5   $525.9   $913.1   $981.9  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(1)   (4.8 )  (4.0 )  (9.4 )  (8.4 )
Attributable(2) production cost of sales  $453.7   $521.9   $903.7   $973.5  
Adjusting items on an attributable(2) basis:                     
 General and administrative(4)   44.6    46.2    83.6    89.4  
 Other operating expense - sustaining(5)   2.5    7.6    14.2    15.6  
 Reclamation and remediation - sustaining(6)   14.7    15.8    29.2    30.3  
 Exploration and business development - sustaining(7)   16.4    13.3    29.7    26.9  
 Additions to property, plant and equipment - sustaining(8)   101.1    81.6    184.1    172.6  
All-in Sustaining Cost - attributable(2)  $633.0   $686.4   $1,244.5   $1,308.3  
 Other operating expense - non-sustaining(5)   14.8    9.3    19.3    20.2  
 Exploration - non-sustaining(7)   12.8    15.3    21.9    25.0  
 Additions to property, plant and equipment - non-sustaining(8)   24.7    35.7    68.5    82.9  
All-in Cost - attributable(2)  $685.3   $746.7   $1,354.2   $1,436.4  
Gold equivalent ounces sold   633,148    709,606    1,274,900    1,338,243  
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(9)   (6,902 )  (6,372 )  (14,089 )  (13,478 )
Attributable(2) gold equivalent ounces sold   626,246    703,234    1,260,811    1,324,765  
Attributable(2) all-in sustaining cost per equivalent ounce sold  $1,011   $976   $987   $988  
Attributable(2) all-in cost per equivalent ounce sold  $1,094   $1,062   $1,074   $1,084  
                      
                 
 
(1) "Portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest" represents the non-controlling interest (10%) in the production cost of sales for the Chirano mine.
(2) “Attributable” includes Kinross' share of Chirano (90%) production.
(3) “Attributable silver revenues” represents the attributable portion of metal sales realized from the production of the secondary or by-product metal (i.e. silver). Revenue from the sale of silver, which is produced as a by-product of the process used to produce gold, effectively reduces the cost of gold production.
(4) “General and administrative” expenses is as reported on the consolidated statement of operations, net of certain severance expenses. General and administrative expenses are considered sustaining costs as they are required to be absorbed on a continuing basis for the effective operation and governance of the Company.
(5) “Other operating expense – sustaining” is calculated as “Other operating expense” as reported on the consolidated statement of operations, less other operating and reclamation and remediation expenses related to non-sustaining activities as well as other items not reflective of the underlying operating performance of our business. Other operating expenses are classified as either sustaining or non-sustaining based on the type and location of the expenditure incurred. The majority of other operating expenses that are incurred at existing operations are considered costs necessary to sustain operations, and are therefore classified as sustaining. Other operating expenses incurred at locations where there is no current operation or related to other non-sustaining activities are classified as non-sustaining.
(6) “Reclamation and remediation - sustaining” is calculated as current period accretion related to reclamation and remediation obligations plus current period amortization of the corresponding reclamation and remediation assets, and is intended to reflect the periodic cost of reclamation and remediation for currently operating mines. Reclamation and remediation costs for development projects or closed mines are excluded from this amount and classified as non-sustaining.
(7) “Exploration and business development – sustaining” is calculated as “Exploration and business development” expenses as reported on the consolidated statement of operations, less non-sustaining exploration expenses. Exploration expenses are classified as either sustaining or non-sustaining based on a determination of the type and location of the exploration expenditure. Exploration expenditures within the footprint of operating mines are considered costs required to sustain current operations and so are included in sustaining costs. Exploration expenditures focused on new ore bodies near existing mines (i.e. brownfield), new exploration projects (i.e. greenfield) or for other generative exploration activity not linked to existing mining operations are classified as non-sustaining. Business development expenses are considered sustaining costs as they are required for general operations.
(8) “Additions to property, plant and equipment – sustaining” represents the majority of capital expenditures at existing operations including capitalized exploration costs, capitalized stripping and underground mine development costs, ongoing replacement of mine equipment and other capital facilities and other capital expenditures and is calculated as total additions to property, plant and equipment (as reported on the consolidated statements of cash flows), less capitalized interest and non-sustaining capital. Non-sustaining capital represents capital expenditures for major growth projects as well as enhancement capital for significant infrastructure improvements at existing operations. Non-sustaining capital expenditures during the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 relate to projects at Tasiast, Chirano and La Coipa.
(9) “Portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest” represents the non-controlling interest (10%) in the ounces sold from the Chirano mine.
 

Cautionary statement on forward-looking information

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release including, but not limited to, any information as to the future financial or operating performance of Kinross, constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) and the provisions for "safe harbour" under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release, include, but are not limited to, those under the headings "Outlook", "Organic production initiatives", "CEO Commentary", "Balance sheet strength" and "Tasiast optimization update", and include, without limitation, statements with respect to our guidance for production; production costs of sales, all-in sustaining cost and capital expenditures; and continuous improvement initiatives, as well as references to other possible events, the future price of gold and silver, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of projects and new deposits, success of exploration, development and mining activities, currency fluctuations, capital requirements, project studies, mine life extensions, restarting suspended or disrupted operations; continuous improvement initiatives; and resolution of pending litigation. The words "anticipate", "believe", "concept", "contemplate", "drive", "estimates", "expects", "explore", "flexibility",' 'forecasts", "focus", "guidance", "indicate", "initiative", "measures", "on track", "options", "optimize", "outlook", "opportunity", "plan", "possible", "potential", "priority", "prospect", "pursue", "study", "target" or "tracking", or variations of or similar such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results may, could, should or 'will be achieved, received or taken, or will occur or result and similar such expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Kinross as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The estimates, models and assumptions of Kinross referenced, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the various assumptions set forth herein and in our most recently filed Annual Information Form and our Management's Discussion and Analysis as well as: (1) there being no significant disruptions affecting the operations of the Company whether due to extreme weather events and other or related natural disasters, labour disruptions (including but not limited to following announced and/or implemented workforce reductions at Tasiast), supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; (2) permitting, development, operations and production from the Company's operations being consistent with Kinross' current expectations including, without limitation, land acquisitions and permitting for the construction and operation of the new tailings facility, power supply and launch of the new tailings reprocessing facility at Paracatu;(3) political and legal developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company operates being consistent with its current expectations including, without limitation, the impact of any escalating political tensions and uncertainty in the Russian Federation and Ukraine or any related sanctions and any other similar restrictions or penalties imposed, or actions taken, by any government, potential power rationing in Brazil and potential amendments to the Brazilian Mining Code, the Chilean Water Code and/or other water use restrictions and regulatory actions in Chile, the Minerals and Mining Act (2006) and dam safety regulation in Ghana, the Customs Code and the Mining Code, (including but not limited amendments to the VAT regime pursuant to the 2015 Budget Law) in Mauritania, and the Tax Code in Russia (including, but not limited to, the interpretation, implementation and application of any such amendments), being consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (4) the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar, Brazilian real, Chilean peso, Russian rouble, Mauritanian ouguiya, Ghanaian cedi and the U.S. dollar being approximately consistent with current levels; (5) certain price assumptions for gold and silver; (6) prices for diesel, natural gas, fuel oil, electricity and other key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; (7) production and cost of sales forecasts for the Company meeting expectations; (8) the accuracy of the current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates of the Company (including but not limited to ore tonnage and ore grade estimates); (9) labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (10) the terms and conditions of the legal and fiscal stability agreements for the Tasiast and Chirano operations being interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with their intent and Kinross' expectations; (11) goodwill and/or asset impairment potential; and (12) access to capital markets, including but not limited to maintaining an investment grade debt rating and, as required, maintaining partial project financing for Dvoinoye and Kupol being consistent with the Company's current expectations. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: sanctions (any other similar restrictions or penalties) now or subsequently imposed, other actions taken, by, against, in respect of or otherwise impacting any jurisdiction in which the Company is domiciled or operates (including but not limited to the Russian Federation, Canada, the European Union and the United States), or any government or citizens of, persons or companies domiciled in, or the Company's business, operations or other activities in, any such jurisdiction; litigation commenced, or other claims or actions brought, against the Company (and/or any of its directors, officers or employees) in respect of the cessation by the Company of investment in and development of FDN and its sale, or any of the Company's prior activities on or in respect thereof or otherwise in Ecuador; fluctuations in the currency markets; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold or certain other commodities (such as fuel and electricity); changes in the discount rates applied to calculate the present value of net future cash flows based on country-specific real weighted average cost of capital; changes in the market valuations of peer group gold producers and the Company, and the resulting impact on market price to net asset value multiples;changes in various market variables, such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates, gold or silver prices and lease rates, or global fuel prices, that could impact the mark-to-market value of outstanding derivative instruments and ongoing payments/receipts under any financial obligations; risks arising from holding derivative instruments (such as credit risk, market liquidity risk and mark-to-market risk); changes in national and local government legislation, taxation (including but not limited to income tax, advance income tax, stamp tax, withholding tax, capital tax, tariffs, value-added or sales tax, capital outflow tax, capital gains tax, windfall or windfall profits tax, royalty, excise tax, customs/import or export taxes/duties, asset taxes, asset transfer tax, property use or other real estate tax, together with any related fine, penalty, surcharge, or interest imposed in connection with such taxes), controls, policies and regulations; the security of personnel and assets; political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Mauritania, Ghana, or other countries in which Kinross does business or may carry on business; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, us; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete divestitures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations; litigation or other claims against, or regulatory investigations and/or any enforcement actions or sanctions in respect of the Company (and/or its directors, officers, or employees) including, but not limited to, securities class action litigation in Canada and/or the United States, or any investigations, enforcement actions and/or sanctions under any applicable anti-corruption, international sanctions and/or anti-money laundering laws and regulations in Canada, the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction; the speculative nature of gold exploration and development including, but not limited to, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating; and contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of gold exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or the inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks). Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, Kinross' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Kinross,including but not limited to resulting in an impairment charge on goodwill and/or assets. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's expectations and plans relating to the future. All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our other filings with the securities regulators of Canada and the United States including, but not limited to, the cautionary statements made in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed Annual Information Form and the "Risk Analysis" section of our full year 2014 and Q1, 2015 Management Discussion and Analysis. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Kinross. Kinross disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Key Sensitivities

Approximately 60%-70% of the Company's costs are denominated in US dollars.
A 10% change in foreign currency exchange rates would be expected to result in an approximate $14 impact on production cost of sales per ounce
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Specific to the Russian rouble, a 10% change in the exchange rate would be expected to result in an approximate $11 impact on Russian production cost of sales per ounce.
A $10 per barrel change in the price of oil would be expected to result in an approximate $1 impact on production cost of sales per ounce.
A $100 change in the price of gold would be expected to result in an approximate $3 impact on production cost of sales per ounce as a result of a change in royalties.

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Where we say "we", "us", "our", the "Company", or "Kinross" in this news release, we mean Kinross Gold Corporation and/or one or more or all of its subsidiaries, as may be applicable.

The technical information about the Company's mineral properties (other than exploration activities) contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr. John Sims, an officer of the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). The technical information about the Company's exploration activities contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr. Sylvain Guerard, an officer of the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101.

(1) Unless otherwise stated, production figures in this news release are based on Kinross' 90% share of Chirano production.

(2) These figures are non-GAAP financial measures and are defined and reconciled on pages 13 to 17 of this news release.

(3) Net earnings/loss figures in this release represent "net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders".

(4) "Net Debt" is defined as short- and long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash.

(5) Attributable margin per equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure defined as "average realized gold price per ounce" less "attributable production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold."

(6) As defined in the Company's credit facility agreement.

(7) Refers to all of the currencies in the countries where the Company has mining operations, fluctuating simultaneously by 10% in the same direction, either appreciating, or depreciating, taking into consideration the impact of hedging and the weighting of each currency within our consolidated cost structure.

For more information, please see Kinross' 2015 second quarter Financial Statements and MD&A at www.kinross.com.

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