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Teck Resources Limited

October 29, 2014 05:00 ET

Teck Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Results for 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2014) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") reported third quarter adjusted profit attributable to shareholders of $159 million, or $0.28 per share, compared with $252 million or $0.44 per share in 2013. Profit attributable to shareholders was $84 million in the third quarter, or $0.14 per share, compared with $267 million, or $0.46 per share, a year ago.

"Our operations performed well during the third quarter and this has allowed us to report profits, conserve cash and maintain a strong financial position with approximately $5 billion of liquidity at the end of the quarter," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "We are pleased with the progress being made in the development of the Fort Hills oil sands project and the reopening of the Pend Oreille zinc mine while continuing our focus on reducing costs and spending on other capital projects."

Highlights and Significant Items

  • Profit attributable to shareholders was $84 million in the third quarter, which included a non-cash tax charge of $64 million associated with the introduction of new Chilean tax legislation.
  • EBITDA was $651 million in the third quarter compared with $815 million a year ago.
  • Gross profit before depreciation and amortization was $750 million compared with $919 million in the third quarter of 2013.
  • Cash flow from operations, before working capital changes, was $492 million in the third quarter of 2014 compared with $647 million a year ago.
  • Our liquidity remains strong with a cash balance of $2.0 billion at October 28, 2014 and US$3 billion available under our revolving credit facility that matures in 2019.
  • Our cost reduction program continues to deliver results as we realized lower total operating and lower unit costs in our copper and zinc business units.
  • We have reached agreements with our customers to sell $6.3 million tonnes of coal in the fourth quarter of 2014 based on US$119 per tonne for the highest quality product and we expect total sales in the fourth quarter, including spot sales, to be at or above 6.5 million tonnes, resulting in 2014 sales of approximately 26.2 million tonnes.
  • Coal production was up 2% in the quarter compared with a year ago and on a year-to-date basis, production is one million tonnes higher than a year ago. Coal sales of 6.7 million tonnes in the third quarter were the second highest on record for this period and follow record-high sales for the first half of 2014.
  • All of our six coal mines reported positive cash margins in the quarter.
  • The Pend Oreille zinc mine restart is progressing well, with first ore expected in December 2014.
  • We are increasing our zinc in concentrate production guidance for the second time this year as a result of strong performance from our Red Dog Operations and now expect to produce in the range of 615,000 to 630,000 tonnes in 2014.
  • Since the start of the year, the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate has moved significantly in our favour. Each Cdn$0.01 change in the exchange rate affects our EBITDA by approximately $60 million on an annualized basis.
  • Our estimated capital spending for 2014 has been revised downward to $1.5 billion, or approximately $375 million lower than our original annual guidance. Timing of cash expenditures at Fort Hills accounts for approximately $225 million of the reduction, while the balance primarily relates to our cost reduction program.

This management's discussion and analysis is dated as at October 29, 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Teck Resources Limited ("Teck") and the notes thereto for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and with the audited consolidated financial statements of Teck and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2013. In this news release, unless the context otherwise dictates, a reference to "the company" or "us," "we" or "our" refers to Teck and its subsidiaries. Additional information, including our annual information form and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2013, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This document contains forward-looking statements. Please refer to the cautionary language under the heading "CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION."

Overview

Our profits and cash flows continue to be negatively affected by lower steelmaking coal prices. Coal prices in U.S dollar terms were similar to the second quarter of this year, but US$29 per tonne lower than the same period a year ago. While demand from our customers remains robust, increased production from Australia has put pressure on prices in 2014. The profitability of our copper business unit declined primarily due to reduced volumes from Antamina. The lower copper results were more than offset by favourable results from our zinc business unit, which benefited from a 25% increase in zinc prices compared with a year ago, reflecting improved zinc market fundamentals.

The U.S dollar continued to strengthen against the Canadian dollar in the third quarter, which had a favourable effect on our results. Sales of our products are denominated in U.S dollars, while the majority of our operating and capital costs are incurred in Canadian dollars. The stronger U.S. dollar will, to a lesser extent, put upward pressure on a portion of our operating costs and capital spending.

Our cost reduction program, which began in the second half of 2012, continues to exceed our initial goals with $590 million of annualized reductions realized to date. Over the nine months to September, at 10 of our 13 operations we have managed to maintain or reduce unit costs while increasing throughput. We note that while we have achieved significant efficiencies through this program, there are offsetting factors such as lower grades, increased waste haul distances, higher fuel prices and contractual labour rate increases which can offset these cost control measures. Some of these cost pressures will become more significant as mining progresses at each of our sites.

While we continue to assess growth opportunities that present themselves, our primary development focus is on the oil sands business with the development of the Fort Hills oil sands project. The construction phase of Fort Hills will require a substantial investment of capital through 2017, but is expected to provide significant cash flows, diversify our commodity mix and provide a long-life asset located in a stable jurisdiction. We are also in the process of restarting our Pend Oreille zinc mine in December 2014 to benefit from improving zinc market fundamentals and the synergy it provides to our Trail Operation. In addition, we are continuing to plan, design, and permit the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project with a disciplined approach to creating shareholder value.

Profit and Adjusted Profit(1)

Profit attributable to shareholders was $84 million, or $0.14 per share, in the third quarter compared with $267 million or $0.46 per share in the same period last year. Included in profit attributable to shareholders was a $64 million non-cash tax charge as a result of the Chilean tax reform bill being signed into law.

Adjusted profit, before the effect of Chilean tax reform and other items identified in the table below, was $159 million, or $0.28 per share, in the third quarter compared with $252 million, or $0.44 per share, a year ago. The decline in adjusted profit was primarily due to significantly lower coal prices and partly due to reduced copper production. Partially offsetting these items was the positive effect of the stronger U.S. dollar and a 25% rise in zinc prices. We also provided $28 million ($17 million after tax) for negative pricing adjustments, which is included in arriving at both the profit and adjusted profit amounts. This compares with positive pricing adjustments of $24 million ($15 million after-tax) last year.

Profit and Adjusted Profit

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Profit attributable to shareholders as reported $ 84 $ 267 $ 233 $ 729
Add (deduct):
Asset sales and provisions 5 5 13 27
Foreign exchange (gains) losses 8 (9 ) 5 13
Derivative (gains) losses (2 ) (1 ) - (2 )
Tax items 64 (10 ) 85 10
Adjusted profit $ 159 $ 252 $ 336 $ 777
Adjusted earnings per share $ 0.28 $ 0.44 $ 0.58 $ 1.34

Notes:

1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions, except per share data) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenue and profit
Revenue $ 2,250 $ 2,524 $ 6,343 $ 7,006
Gross profit $ 412 $ 597 $ 1,112 $ 1,880
Gross profit before depreciation and amortization (1) $ 750 $ 919 $ 2,115 $ 2,784
EBITDA (1) $ 651 $ 815 $ 1,766 $ 2,387
Profit attributable to shareholders $ 84 $ 267 $ 233 $ 729
Cash flow
Cash flow from operations $ 554 $ 656 $ 1,535 $ 2,109
Property, plant and equipment expenditures $ 343 $ 486 $ 1,078 $ 1,317
Capitalized stripping costs $ 145 $ 160 $ 548 $ 559
Investments $ 6 $ 85 $ 32 $ 278
Balance Sheet (2)
Cash balances $ 1,853 $ 2,772
Total assets $ 36,447 $ 36,183
Debt, including current portion $ 8,129 $ 7,723
Per share amounts
Profit attributable to shareholders $ 0.14 $ 0.46 $ 0.40 $ 1.26
Dividends declared $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.45 $ 0.45
PRODUCTION, SALES AND PRICES
Production (000's tonnes, except coal)
Coal (millions tonnes) 6.8 6.7 19.9 18.9
Copper (3) 78 91 250 259
Zinc in concentrate 169 156 489 464
Zinc - refined 70 77 204 221
Sales (000's tonnes, except coal)
Coal (millions tonnes) 6.7 7.5 19.7 20.4
Copper (3) 82 95 252 264
Zinc in concentrate 196 191 455 412
Zinc - refined 70 78 204 221
Average prices and exchange rates
Coal (realized US$/tonne) $ 110 $ 139 $ 117 $ 151
Copper (LME cash - US$/pound) $ 3.17 $ 3.21 $ 3.15 $ 3.35
Zinc (LME cash - US$/ pound) $ 1.05 $ 0.84 $ 0.97 $ 0.87
Average exchange rate (C$ per US$1.00) $ 1.09 $ 1.04 $ 1.09 $ 1.02
Gross profit margins before depreciation (1)
Coal 23 % 38 % 27 % 44 %
Copper 46 % 45 % 47 % 48 %
Zinc 33 % 25 % 28 % 22 %
Notes:
1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.
2) Balance sheet figures for prior year are as at December 31, 2013.
3) We include 100% of production and sales from our Highland Valley Copper, Quebrada Blanca and Carmen de Andacollo mines in our production and sales volumes, even though we own 97.5%, 76.5% and 90%, respectively, of these operations, because we fully consolidate their results in our financial statements. We include 22.5% of production and sales from Antamina, representing our proportionate equity interest in Antamina.

BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS

Our revenue, gross profit before depreciation and amortization, and gross profit by business unit are summarized in the table below.

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenue
Coal $ 798 $ 1,088 $ 2,511 $ 3,150
Copper 628 714 1,930 2,091
Zinc 823 721 1,900 1,761
Energy 1 1 2 4
Total $ 2,250 $ 2,524 $ 6,343 $ 7,006
Gross profit, before depreciation and amortization (1)
Coal $ 187 $ 417 $ 679 $ 1,377
Copper 292 318 903 1,007
Zinc 270 183 531 396
Energy 1 1 2 4
Total $ 750 $ 919 $ 2,115 $ 2,784
Gross profit
Coal $ 8 $ 217 $ 145 $ 840
Copper 169 226 529 719
Zinc 235 154 438 319
Energy - - - 2
Total $ 412 $ 597 $ 1,112 $ 1,880

Note:

1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.

COAL BUSINESS UNIT

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Coal price (realized US$/tonne) $ 110 $ 139 $ 117 $ 151
Coal price (realized Cdn$/tonne) $ 119 $ 144 $ 127 $ 154
Production (million tonnes) 6.8 6.7 19.9 18.9
Sales (million tonnes) 6.7 7.5 19.7 20.4
Gross profit, before depreciation and amortization $ 187 $ 417 $ 679 $ 1,377
Gross profit $ 8 $ 217 $ 145 $ 840
Property, plant and equipment expenditures $ 58 $ 134 $ 188 $ 336

Performance

Gross profit before depreciation and amortization from our coal business unit declined by $230 million in the third quarter (see table below) compared with a year ago primarily due to lower coal prices and sales volumes that were lower than the record 7.5 million tonnes sold last year. The average realized coal price of US$110 per tonne was 21% lower than the same period a year ago and reflects the oversupplied steelmaking coal market conditions. These factors were partly offset by the favourable effect of a stronger U.S. dollar.

Production in the third quarter of 6.8 million tonnes rose by 2% compared with the same period a year ago. The higher production is largely attributable to record quarterly and year-to-date production at the Elkview and Greenhills mines. The last of our planned annual maintenance shutdowns were completed during the quarter.

Coal sales of 6.7 million tonnes in the third quarter were the second highest on record for this period and follow record high sales for the first half of 2014, an illustration that demand continues to grow although at a slower pace. Sales for the third quarter, however, were 12% lower than the record level achieved in the comparable period last year.

The table below summarizes the gross profit changes, before depreciation and amortization, in our coal business unit for the quarter:

($ in millions) Three months
ended September 30
As reported in the third quarter of 2013 $ 417
Changes:
Coal price realized:
US$ price (200 )
Foreign exchange 38
Sales volume (49 )
Operating costs 3
Coal inventory write-down (22 )
Net decrease (230 )
As reported in current quarter $ 187

Property, plant and equipment expenditures totaled $58 million in the third quarter. Total sustaining capital in the quarter was $36 million. In addition, $17 million was spent on our major enhancement projects and $5 million on the Quintette project. Capitalized stripping costs were $81 million in the third quarter compared with $98 million a year ago.

Markets

Increased production and exports from Australia, combined with lower imports into China, maintained the seaborne market in an oversupplied position and pricing has remained range-bound since April 2014. While producers have announced over 25 million tonnes of production cuts since January 2014, many of these cuts have not yet taken effect. We expect that the unsustainably low pricing levels will lead to announcements of further cuts by other producers.

Coal prices for the fourth quarter of 2014 have been agreed with the majority of our customers based on US$119 per tonne for the highest quality products. This is consistent with prices reportedly achieved by our competitors. Additional sales priced on a spot basis will reflect market conditions when sales are concluded.

Operations

Mining and coal processing performance in the third quarter was very strong with Elkview and Greenhills each setting new quarterly production records for the second time this year.

Our cost reduction initiatives continue to produce significant results and are focused on improvement in equipment and labour productivities, reduced use of contractors, reduced consumable usage and limiting the use of higher cost equipment. A number of factors have partially offset the strong performance of our cost reduction program. These included the effect of the strengthening U.S. dollar on diesel fuel, parts and supplies, as well as increased use of tires and explosives as strip ratios have increased compared to a year ago.

Unit Costs

Total cost of sales in the third quarter of 2014, before depreciation and inventory write-downs, were $88 per tonne, the same as a year ago.

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(amounts reported in Cdn$ per tonne) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Site cost of sales $ 50 $ 50 $ 52 $ 49
Transportation costs 38 38 38 38
Inventory write-down 3 - 3 -
Unit costs (1) $ 91 $ 88 $ 93 $ 87
Note:
1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.

Elk Valley Water Management

Our Elk Valley water management program to date has focused on two main areas: development of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan under an Area Based Management Plan Order from the Government of British Columbia, and construction of the West Line Creek water treatment plant at our Line Creek Operations.

The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan is intended to address the management of selenium as well as other substances released by mining activities throughout the watershed in the short, medium and long term. The plan establishes water quality targets which are protective of the environment and human health, while considering social and economic factors. The plan was informed by scientific advice received from a Technical Advisory Committee chaired by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, and included representatives from Teck, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State of Montana, Ktunaxa Nation, other provincial and federal agencies and an independent scientist. Input from the public, which was received through three phases of consultation, was also included in the development of the plan. The plan has been completed and submitted to the B.C. Ministry of Environment. The ministry is expected to review the plan and to approve it, with or without amendments, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

A previous draft action plan for valley-wide selenium management contemplated total capital spending of up to $600 million over a five year period. This $600 million included the $120 million spent on the West Line Creek Treatment Facility which, in addition to the treatment facility itself, consists of water intake, outtake and residual management structure. The estimated capital and operating costs of implementing the new Elk Valley Water Quality Plan will depend on the terms of the B.C. Government's approval of the plan, but are expected to vary from those outlined in the previous draft. The final costs will depend on the water quality targets approved by the government, as well as the technologies applied to manage selenium and other substances. The initial cost estimate in the previous plan assumed the application of biological treatment technology, which is the technology installed in the West Line Creek Treatment Facility. This facility is being commissioned and has operated at full design rates, although commissioning work continues.

Our work on the new Elk Valley Water Quality Plan is expected to result in revised cost estimates by the end of 2014. We expect that, in order to maintain water quality, water treatment will need to continue for an indefinite period after mining operations end. Our ongoing work could reveal technical issues or advances associated with potential treatment technologies which could substantially increase or decrease both capital and operating costs associated with water quality management. Delays in obtaining approval of the plan could result in consequential delays in permitting new mining areas, which would limit our ability to maintain or increase coal production in accordance with our long term plans. If this were to occur, the potential shortfall in future production could be material.

Outlook

We are expecting coal sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 to be at, or above, 6.5 million tonnes. Vessel nominations for quarterly contract shipments are determined by customers and final sales and average prices for the quarter will depend on product mix, market direction for spot priced sales, timely arrival of vessels, as well as the performance of the rail transportation network and coal-loading facilities.

We now expect our 2014 coal production to be in the range of 26.5 to 27 million tonnes.

We now expect our 2014 annual cost of product sold, before transportation and depreciation charges, to be in the range of $52 to $55 per tonne (US$46 to US$49) based on current exchange rates and production plans and our 2014 annual transportation costs are expected to be in the range of $37 to $39 per tonne.

COPPER BUSINESS UNIT

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Copper price (realized - US$/pound) $ 3.17 $ 3.23 $ 3.16 $ 3.38
Production (000's tonnes) 78 91 250 259
Sales (000's tonnes) 82 95 252 264
Gross profit, before depreciation and amortization $ 292 $ 318 $ 903 $ 1,007
Gross profit $ 169 $ 226 $ 529 $ 719
Property, plant and equipment expenditures $ 56 $ 280 $ 254 $ 769

Performance

Gross profit before depreciation and amortization from our copper business unit decreased by $26 million in the third quarter (see table below) compared with a year ago. This was primarily due to lower sales and production levels, slightly lower copper prices and increased smelter processing charges in the quarter. These items were partially offset by the positive effect of the stronger U.S. dollar and reduced unit costs at most of our operations.

Copper production in the third quarter declined by 13,000 tonnes compared with a year ago primarily due to lower production from Antamina and Carmen de Andacollo, partially offset by increases at Highland Valley Copper. Our share of Antamina's copper production decreased by 11,200 tonnes, primarily due to the mining of lower grades as anticipated in the mine plan. Production at Carmen de Andacollo declined as a result of unexpected mill downtime in September due to the failure of key electrical equipment. Repairs have been completed and the mill has operated at full production rates since the end of September. Highland Valley Copper's production increased by 4,200 tonnes primarily as a result of increased mill throughput, reflecting the increased capacity from commissioning the mill optimization project that occurred in the second quarter.

The table below summarizes the changes in gross profit, before depreciation and amortization, in our copper business unit for the quarter:

($ in millions) Three months
ended September 30
As reported in the third quarter of 2013 $ 318
Changes:
Copper price realized:
US$ price (11 )
Foreign exchange 28
Sales volume (36 )
Co-product and by-product revenues (5 )
Smelter processing charges (11 )
Operating costs 10
Royalties (1 )
Net decrease (26 )
As reported in current quarter $ 292

Capital expenditures consisted of $30 million for sustaining capital, $9 million for major enhancement projects and $17 million for new mine development, primarily at the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project. Capitalized stripping costs were $55 million in the third quarter, similar to $56 million a year ago.

Markets

LME copper prices averaged US$3.17 per pound in the third quarter of 2014, up 3% compared with US$3.08 per pound in the second quarter of this year, but down 1% compared with US$3.21 in the same period a year ago. Copper prices declined through most of the third quarter after peaking in the middle of July, as tight market conditions were offset by concerns over the ownership of certain warehoused metals in China. The uncertainty resulted in the liquidation of stocks held in bonded warehouses and price weakness during the quarter. Expectations that these Chinese stocks would flow into the LME proved unfounded as LME stocks fell 2,125 tonnes during the quarter. Reported stocks including LME, Comex & SHFE were up approximately 18,000 tonnes in the third quarter and remain at their lowest levels since 2008.

Consumption in China continues to grow based on infrastructure investment and state power grid spending plans. In the U.S., consumption continues to grow based on increased automotive production with spot metal premiums remaining above annual contract levels.

Operations

Highland Valley Copper

Copper production was 29,700 tonnes in the third quarter or 16% higher than a year ago, due to significant increases in mill throughput resulting from the mill optimization project and continued focus on mine-to-mill improvement efforts with high energy blasting. Grades in the third quarter were similar to a year ago, but declined from the second quarter of this year, as anticipated in the mine plan, and are expected to remain similar in the fourth quarter. Molybdenum production increased to 1.6 million pounds from 1.0 million pounds a year ago primarily due to the increased mill throughput and higher grades.

As a result of our cost reduction efforts, operating costs in the third quarter were similar to last year, despite the significantly higher mill throughput rates that rose 24%. Unit costs declined substantially as a result of higher copper production.

Mill throughput averaged 139,000 tonnes per day during the third quarter, exceeding the design capacity of 130,000 tonnes per day. Recoveries were lower than a year ago primarily due to the lower grades processed in the quarter. Further process optimization efforts continue, but throughput rates and recoveries are dependent on the mix of ore sources. We expect similar throughput rates and recoveries in the fourth quarter.

A 30,000 metre drill program was completed in the quarter, focused on further defining and upgrading resources in the Bethlehem area.

Antamina

Copper production in the third quarter decreased by 38% compared with a year ago as a result of significantly lower copper grades and changes in ore types, as planned. Also contributing to the lower production was the mix of mill feed in the quarter, which was 63% copper-only ore and 37% copper-zinc ore, compared with 81% and 19%, respectively, in the same period a year ago. Grades are expected to remain similar for the remainder of the year due to mine sequencing and continued processing of lower grade stockpiles. Zinc production rose to 73,200 tonnes from 44,100 tonnes in the same period a year ago due to the higher amount of copper-zinc ore processed in the period. Despite the higher amount of zinc produced in the quarter, zinc production year to date is almost 50,000 tonnes lower than the comparable period a year ago.

Operating costs in the third quarter, before changes in inventory, were 11% lower compared to a year ago as a result of focused cost reduction efforts. Mill throughput averaged 134,000 tonnes per day during the quarter, 5% higher than the same period last year.

Quebrada Blanca

Copper production in the third quarter declined by 12% compared with the same period a year ago. As anticipated in the mine plan, the placement of dump leach ore continued to decline while heap leach ore placement increased as heap leach circuit improvement efforts were implemented in the quarter.

Operating costs, before changes in inventory, decreased by US$17 million compared with the same period a year ago as a result of reduced material movement in the mine, lower supply costs and continued cost reduction efforts. Depreciation and amortization costs increased by US$7 million compared with a year ago as a result of depreciation of accumulated capitalized stripping costs.

Work continues on updating the permits for the existing facilities and life extension of the supergene operation. As previously announced, the social and environmental impact assessment to extend cathode production to 2020 was submitted in the third quarter. The review, response and consultation processes by the relevant regulatory agencies is in progress.

Carmen de Andacollo

Copper production in the third quarter declined by 18% compared with a year ago as mill throughput declined by 15% primarily as a result of the failure of key electrical equipment that resulted in unexpected mill downtime in September. Repairs have been completed and the mill has operated at full production rates since the end of September.

Production costs, before changes in inventories, decreased by US$11 million compared with a year ago primarily due to continued lower costs for operating supplies and consumables as well as other cost reduction efforts a reduction in contractors.

Duck Pond

Copper and zinc production in the third quarter was 3,800 and 4,700 tonnes, respectively, compared with 3,700 and 3,700 tonnes, respectively, last year. Mill throughput was a record 2,000 tonnes per day during the quarter, an 18% increase compared to the same period last year as ore availability and improved maintenance practices resulted in increased production levels, offset by lower copper grades and recoveries. Zinc grades and recoveries were higher due to the mix of ores processed during the quarter.

The Duck Pond Operation has been extended by a few months and is now expected to close in July 2015.

Cost of Sales

Unit costs of product sold in the third quarter of 2014 as reported in U.S. dollars, before cash margins for by-products, decreased primarily due to cost reduction efforts across all of our operations and the favourable effects of a stronger U.S. dollar at our Canadian operations.

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(amounts reported in US$ per pound) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Adjusted cash cost of sales (1) $ 1.74 $ 1.87 $ 1.70 $ 1.84
Smelter processing charges 0.23 0.18 0.22 0.18
Total cash unit costs before by-product margins (1) $ 1.97 $ 2.05 $ 1.92 $ 2.02
Cash margin for by-products (1) (2) (0.33 ) (0.32 ) (0.29 ) (0.38 )
Total cash unit costs after by-product margins (1) $ 1.64 $ 1.73 $ 1.63 $ 1.64
Note:
1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.
2) By-products includes both by-products and co-products.

Copper Development Projects

Quebrada Blanca Phase 2

During the third quarter of 2014, we continued optimization and detailed design activities for the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project, but at a slower pace aligned with permitting activities. Optimization efforts are focused on capital reduction opportunities and mine planning using recent resource model updates.

As previously noted, the permits for our existing facilities need to be updated before resubmission of the Phase 2 SEIA. Timing for resubmission for the Phase 2 SEIA will depend to some extent on progress on updating permits for the existing facilities and project optimization activities.

Other Copper Projects

At Relincho, optimization studies continued in the quarter, focused on capital and operating cost reductions and other value-enhancing initiatives.

Focused engineering studies continue for our Galore Creek, Schaft Creek and Mesaba projects as we further explore ways to enhance the value of these projects. A pre-feasibility program at our 50% owned Zafranal copper-gold project located in Southern Peru commenced in the quarter. Our share of expenditures will be $15 million.

Outlook

We now expect our 2014 copper production to be in the range of 330,000 to 340,000 tonnes. Our previous guidance was in the range of 320,000 to 340,000 tonnes.

We now expect our copper unit costs in 2014 to be in the range of US$1.90 to US$2.00 per pound before margins from by-products and US$1.60 to US$1.70 per pound after by-product margins based on current production plans and exchange rates. This is lower than our previous guidance of US$1.95 to US$2.05 and US$1.65 to US$1.75 per pound, respectively.

ZINC BUSINESS UNIT

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Zinc price (realized - US$/lb) $ 1.04 $ 0.84 $ 0.98 $ 0.87
Production (000's tonnes)
Refined zinc 70 77 204 221
Zinc in concentrate (1) 148 142 441 409
Sales (000's tonnes)
Refined zinc 70 78 204 221
Zinc in concentrate (1) 183 174 415 357
Gross profit before depreciation and amortization $ 270 $ 183 $ 531 $ 396
Gross profit $ 235 $ 154 $ 438 $ 319
Property, plant and equipment expenditures $ 42 $ 56 $ 122 $ 137
Note:
1) Represents production from Red Dog only and excludes co-product zinc production from our Copper Business Unit.

Performance

Gross profit before depreciation and amortization from our zinc business unit increased by $87 million in the third quarter (see table below) compared with a year ago. Significantly higher zinc prices and the favourable effect of the stronger U.S. dollar, partly offset by higher profit-based royalty expense, contributed to the increased gross profit.

Refined zinc production from Trail decreased by 8% compared to last year due to the timing of the annual maintenance shutdown of the zinc feed roasters. At Red Dog, zinc in concentrate production rose slightly as a result of increased mill throughput.

The table below summarizes the gross profit change, before depreciation and amortization, in our zinc business unit for the quarter.

($ in millions) Three months
ended September 30
As reported in the third quarter of 2013 $ 183
Changes
Zinc price realized:
US$ price 86
Foreign exchange 28
Sales volume (12 )
Co-product and by-product revenues 13
Operating costs 7
Royalties (35 )
Net increase 87
As reported in current quarter $ 270

Capital expenditures totaled $42 million, including $10 million on the re-start of Pend Oreille.

Markets

LME zinc prices increased by 25% from a year ago and averaged US$1.05 per pound in the third quarter. Lead prices increased by 4% from a year ago and averaged US$0.99 per pound in the third quarter. Combined LME and SHFE zinc metal inventories rose by approximately 23,000 tonnes, or 3% in the third quarter. Year-to-date combined LME and SHFE zinc inventories are down 23%, or approximately 270,000 tonnes.

Zinc metal demand in the U.S. continues to be strong, driven by both good auto production, up 7.9% year-over-year to August, and construction spending, which grew by 8.2% year-over-year to August 2014. Auto production is also strong in China, up 8.6% year-over-year, which has translated into strong demand growth for zinc. Mine closures that started to occur in 2013 are expected to continue through this year and into 2015, which is expected to move the global zinc market from surplus in prior years to deficit in 2015. The global lead metal market is expected to move into deficit from 2014 onwards. Combined LME and SHFE lead inventories have risen 37,800 tonnes or 14% in the third quarter, but are down 2% year to date to the end of September.

Operations

Red Dog

Zinc production in the third quarter increased 4% due to an increase in tonnes milled in the quarter, while lead production rose by 24% primarily due to significantly higher ore grades. Operating costs in the third quarter remained similar to a year ago while royalty costs increased significantly due to higher revenues linked to rising zinc prices.

The 2014 shipping season was completed on October 20, 2014 following the shipment of 1,025,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 205,000 tonnes of lead concentrate compared with 1,017,000 tonnes and 183,000 tonnes respectively, for the 2013 season. This represents all of Red Dog's concentrates available to be shipped from the operation. Sales volumes of contained zinc are estimated at approximately 183,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Trail

Refined zinc production declined by 8% in the third quarter compared with a year ago due to a 20-day annual maintenance shutdown of one of the zinc feed roasters in July. Last year the annual maintenance shutdown occurred in the second quarter.

Refined lead production in the third quarter was similar to a year ago as higher levels of lead in feed material were offset by reduced online time due to several reliability issues in July. The major Kivcet smelter cold shutdown and inspection, which occurs every four years, is scheduled for the fourth quarter this year. Lead sales in the current quarter were lower than both production in the current period and sales last year, as inventory levels increased in advance of the shutdown.

Cost of concentrates decreased compared to a year ago reflecting lower production levels, partially offset by higher zinc prices.

Pend Oreille

Pend Oreille is on schedule for re-start in December 2014 and costs are on budget. Recruiting is progressing as planned with 197 of the planned 236 positions committed and critical underground and surface equipment has been received on-site. Cumulative capital spending for the re-start project has totalled US$17 million to September 2014. The re-start project is expected to cost US$41 million.

Outlook

We now expect zinc in concentrate production, including co-product zinc production from our copper business unit, to be in the range of 615,000 to 630,000 tonnes as a result of stronger performance from Red Dog in 2014. This is higher than our original guidance of 555,000 to 585,000 tonnes.

We now expect refined zinc production from Trail to be in the range of 275,000 to 280,000 tonnes due to poor performance in the first half of the year from the aging acid plant, which was replaced in June. Our previous guidance was in the range of 280,000 to 290,000 tonnes.

ENERGY BUSINESS UNIT

Fort Hills Project

Construction of the Fort Hills Project is progressing substantially in accordance with the project schedule. We forecast our share of incurred costs for 2014 to be approximately $800 million, including our earn-in commitments. Our share of Fort Hills cash expenditures in the first three quarters of 2014 was $421 million, including our earn-in commitments. Cash expenditures tend to lag incurred costs in the initial phase of construction.

Since sanction, the project has achieved and continues to track to key milestones. Engineering activity is progressing well, and is now over 50% complete. The capital cost and schedule outlook has not changed since we announced project sanction last October 30. First oil is still expected as early as the fourth quarter of 2017, with 90% of our planned production capacity of 180,000 barrels per day expected within 12 months.

Frontier Energy Project

The Frontier project regulatory application review continues with the provincial and federal regulators. The regulatory review period is expected to continue into the second half of 2015, making late 2015 or 2016 the earliest an approval decision is expected.

Wintering Hills Wind Power Facility

During the first three quarters of 2014, our share of the power generation from Wintering Hills was 58 GWhs. Expected power generation in 2014 is dependent on weather conditions and the anticipated 85 GWhs of power generated will result in approximately 55,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent offsets.

OTHER OPERATING COST AND EXPENSES

Our general and administrative costs declined to $22 million from $30 million a year ago. The reduction in spending reflects the cost reduction program at head office, with reduced travel, staffing levels and lower discretionary spending.

Other operating expenses, as set out in Note 3 of our financial statements, were $41 million in the third quarter and consisted primarily of negative price adjustments of $28 million. Other operating expense in 2013 was $36 million.

The table below outlines our outstanding receivable positions, provisionally valued at September 30 and June 30, 2014.

Outstanding at Outstanding at
September 30, 2014 June 30, 2014
(pounds in millions) Pounds US$/lb Pounds US$/lb
Copper 224 3.04 225 3.15
Zinc 164 1.04 75 1.00

Financing expense was $79 million in the third quarter compared with $83 million a year ago. Changes in the Fort Hills project agreements in the fourth quarter of 2013 changed the basis of accounting for the project and as a result we now capitalize interest relating to our investment in the Fort Hills project. Capitalized interest was $42 million in the third quarter versus $33 million a year ago. This was partly offset by the stronger U.S. dollar as all our debt and related interest expense is U.S. dollar denominated.

We recorded $16 million of other non-operating expenses, which consisted of foreign exchange losses of $10 million and a $6 million provision on marketable securities. In 2013, we recorded $4 million in non-operating gains, which included $10 million of foreign exchange gains less a $6 million provision on marketable securities.

Income and resource taxes for the third quarter were $151 million, or 64% of pre-tax profits, as compared to the Canadian statutory corporate income tax rate of 26%. We have provided additional deferred taxes as a result of the Chilean tax reform bill signed into law in the third quarter. Without the non-cash Chilean tax reform impact of $64 million, income and resources taxes were $87 million or 37% of pre-tax profits. The rate of 37% is higher than the Canadian statutory rate as a result of higher tax rates in foreign jurisdictions and the effect of resource taxes. Due to available tax pools, we are currently shielded from cash income taxes, but not resource taxes in Canada. We remain subject to cash taxes in foreign jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL POSITION AND LIQUIDITY

Our financial position and liquidity remains strong. Our debt position and credit ratios are summarized in the table below:

September 30, December 31,
($ in millions) 2014 2013
Fixed-rate term notes $ 7,131 $ 7,124
Other 127 137
Total debt (US$ in millions) $ 7,258 $ 7,261
Canadian $ equivalent (1) 8,129 7,723
Less cash balances (1,853 ) (2,772 )
Net debt $ 6,276 $ 4,951
Debt to debt-plus-equity ratio (2) 30 % 29 %
Net-debt to net-debt-plus-equity ratio (2) 25 % 21 %
Average interest rate 4.8 % 4.8 %
Note:
1) Translated at period end exchange rates.
2) Non-GAAP financial measure. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section for further information.

At the date of this report, we currently have $2.0 billion in cash and US$3 billion available on our revolving credit facility that matures in 2019.

In October we renewed our debt shelf prospectus, which qualifies up to US$6.0 billion of debt securities for sale in Canada and the United States over a period of 25 months, and will facilitate access to the debt capital markets over that period as and when deemed appropriate.

Operating Cash Flow

Cash flow from operations, before changes in non-cash working capital items, was $492 million in the third quarter compared with $647 million a year ago. This reduction is primarily due to significantly lower coal prices in the quarter.

Changes in non-cash working capital items provided a source of cash of $62 million in the third quarter. Changes to non-cash working capital were minimal in the third quarter of 2013.

Investing Activities

Expenditures on property, plant and equipment were $343 million in the third quarter and included $99 million on sustaining capital, $36 million on major enhancement projects and $208 million on new mine development. The largest components of sustaining expenditures were $36 million at our coal operations. Major enhancement expenditures included $7 million at Highland Valley Copper, $17 million at our coal operations and $10 million at Pend Oreille. New mine development expenditures included $173 million for our share of Fort Hills spending and $13 million for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2.

Capitalized stripping expenditures were $145 million in the third quarter of 2014 compared with $160 million a year ago. The majority of this item constitutes the preparation of pits for future production at our coal mines.

Financing Activities

Financing activities in the third quarter totalled $437 million and were primarily comprised of debt interest payments of $156 million and payment for our semi-annual dividend that totaled $259 million. Financing activities in the same period a year ago totalled $423 million.

OUTLOOK

We continue to experience challenging markets for our products and prices for some of our products have declined significantly in 2014. Commodity markets have historically been volatile, prices can change rapidly and customers can alter shipment plans. This can have a substantial effect on our business. Demand for our products, particularly coal, remains strong. However, increased supply from Australian mines has put downward pressure on coal prices. While we believe that the longer term fundamentals for steelmaking coal, copper and zinc are favorable, the weakness in some of these markets may persist for some time. We are also significantly affected by foreign exchange rates. For the nine months to September 30, 2014, the U.S. dollar has strengthened by approximately 5% against the Canadian dollar, which has had a positive effect on the profitability of our Canadian operations. It will, to a lesser extent, put upward pressure on the portion of our operating costs and capital spending that is denominated in U.S. dollars.

We have committed an estimated $2.9 billion on the development of the Fort Hills oil sands project, of which $421 million has been expended to date. We have access to credit lines which are expected to be sufficient to meet our capital commitments and working capital needs over this period. We are taking further steps to manage our capital spending profile and we continuously monitor all aspects of our cost reduction program, our capital spending and key markets as conditions evolve.

Capital Expenditures

We have further reduced our sustaining and development capital expenditures through the deferral of equipment purchases and by reducing spending on certain development projects. As a result, our original 2014 capital expenditure forecast of $1.9 billion has been reduced by approximately $375 million to $1.5 billion. Timing of cash expenditures at Fort Hills accounts for approximately $225 million of the reduction, while the balance relates to our cost reduction program.

The amount and timing of actual capital expenditures is also dependent upon being able to secure permits, equipment, supplies, materials and labour on a timely basis and at expected costs to enable the projects to be completed as currently anticipated. We may change capital spending plans for the balance of this year and next, depending on commodity markets, our financial position, results of feasibility studies and other factors.

Our forecast of approved capital expenditures is expected to be approximately $1.5 billion and is summarized in the following table:


($ in millions)

Sustaining

Major
Enhancement

New Mine
Development

Total
Coal $ 180 $ 60 $ 15 $ 255
Copper 160 100 90 350
Zinc 145 50 10 205
Energy - - 705 705
Corporate 15 - - 15
$ 500 $ 210 $ 820 $ 1,530

We also expect to spend $700 million on capitalized stripping preparing mining areas for future production, which is unchanged from our previous guidance.

Foreign Exchange, Debt Revaluation and Interest Expense

The sales of our products are denominated in U.S. dollars, while a significant portion of our expenses are incurred in local currencies, particularly the Canadian dollar. Foreign exchange fluctuations can have a significant effect on our operating margins, unless such fluctuations are offset by related changes to commodity prices.

Our U.S. dollar denominated debt is subject to revaluation based on changes in the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate. As at September 30, 2014, $6.4 billion of our U.S. dollar denominated debt is designated as a hedge against our U.S. dollar denominated foreign operations. As a result, any foreign exchange gains or losses arising on that amount of our U.S. dollar debt are recorded in other comprehensive income, with the remainder being charged to profit.

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND DERIVATIVES

We hold a number of financial instruments and derivatives, which are recorded on our balance sheet at fair value with gains and losses in each period included in other comprehensive income and profit for the period as appropriate. The most significant of these instruments are marketable securities, foreign exchange forward sales contracts, metal-related forward contracts and settlements receivable and payable. Some of our gains and losses on metal-related financial instruments are affected by smelter price participation and are taken into account in determining royalties and other expenses. All are subject to varying rates of taxation depending on their nature and jurisdiction.

QUARTERLY PROFIT AND CASH FLOW

(in millions, except for share data) 2014 2013 2012
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
Revenues $ 2,250 $ 2,009 $ 2,084 $ 2,376 $ 2,524 $ 2,152 $ 2,330 $ 2,730 $ 2,505
Gross profit 412 295 405 546 597 582 701 825 827
EBITDA 651 558 557 766 815 670 902 653 861
Profit attributable to shareholders 84 80 69 232 267 143 319 200 256
Earnings per share $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.12 $ 0.40 $ 0.46 $ 0.25 $ 0.55 $ 0.34 $ 0.44
Cash flow from operations 554 436 545 769 656 690 763 911 729

OUTSTANDING SHARE DATA

As at October 28, 2014 there were 566.8 million Class B subordinate voting shares and 9.4 million Class A common shares outstanding. In addition, there were 10.7 million director and employee stock options outstanding with exercise prices ranging between $4.15 and $58.80 per share. More information on these instruments and the terms of their conversion is set out in Note 20 of our 2013 year end financial statements.

INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Any system of internal control over financial reporting, no matter how well designed, has inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. There have been no significant changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2014 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.

REVENUE AND GROSS PROFIT

Our revenue and gross profit by business unit are summarized in the tables below:

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Teck's share in Cdn$ millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
REVENUE
Coal $ 798 $ 1,088 $ 2,511 $ 3,150
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 229 206 719 662
Antamina 151 226 478 572
Quebrada Blanca 91 102 281 311
Carmen de Andacollo 129 153 376 466
Duck Pond 26 27 67 73
Other 2 - 9 7
628 714 1,930 2,091
Zinc
Trail 438 415 1,280 1,323
Red Dog 459 354 814 594
Other 3 8 8 11
Inter-segment sales (77 ) (56 ) (202 ) (167 )
823 721 1,900 1,761
Energy 1 1 2 4
TOTAL REVENUE $ 2,250 $ 2,524 $ 6,343 $ 7,006
GROSS PROFIT (LOSS)
Coal $ 8 $ 217 $ 145 $ 840
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 64 48 228 211
Antamina 90 156 277 381
Quebrada Blanca (8 ) - (28 ) 11
Carmen de Andacollo 23 30 57 117
Duck Pond (2 ) (6 ) (11 ) (3 )
Other 2 (2 ) 6 2
169 226 529 719
Zinc
Trail 28 8 64 41
Red Dog 206 143 374 270
Other 1 3 - 8
235 154 438 319
Energy - - - 2
TOTAL GROSS PROFIT $ 412 $ 597 $ 1,112 $ 1,880

COST OF SALES SUMMARY

Our cost of sales information by business unit is summarized in the table below:

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Teck's share in Cdn$ millions)2014 2013 2014 2013
OPERATING COSTS
Coal$357 $379 $1,081 $993
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 114 122 342 339
Antamina 35 51 116 125
Quebrada Blanca 65 76 195 221
Carmen de Andacollo 77 91 227 258
Duck Pond 16 22 45 47
Other - 2 3 5
307 364 928 995
Zinc
Trail 98 97 290 291
Red Dog 95 98 167 141
Other 1 - 5 (2)
$194 $195 $462 $430
Energy - - - -
Total operating costs$858 $938 $2,471 $2,418
TRANSPORTATION COSTS
Coal$251 $289 $743 $771
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 10 9 30 25
Antamina 4 7 14 17
Quebrada Blanca 2 1 5 5
Carmen de Andacollo 6 8 21 23
Duck Pond 1 2 4 4
23 27 74 74
Zinc
Trail 30 26 89 82
Red Dog 46 40 92 73
Other 1 5 3 5
77 71 184 160
Total transportation costs$351 $387 $1,001 $1,005
CONCENTRATE PURCHASES
Trail$266 $270 $791 $871
Inter-segment purchases (77) (56) (202) (167)
Total concentrate purchases$189 $214 $589 $704
ROYALTY COSTS
Coal $3 $3 $8 $9
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 4 - 7 -
Antamina 2 5 17 14
Duck Pond - - 1 1
6 5 25 15
Zinc
Red Dog 93 58 134 71
Total royalty costs$102 $66 $167 $95
DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION
Coal $179 $200 $534 $537
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 37 27 112 87
Antamina 20 7 54 35
Quebrada Blanca 32 25 109 74
Carmen de Andacollo 23 24 71 68
Duck Pond 11 9 28 24
123 92 374 288
Zinc
Trail 16 14 46 38
Red Dog 19 15 47 39
35 29 93 77
Energy 1 1 2 2
Total depreciation and amortization$338 $322 $1,003 $904
TOTAL COST OF SALES$1,838 $1,927 $5,231 $5,126
CAPITALIZED STRIPPING COSTS
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Teck's share in Cdn$ millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Coal $ 81 $ 98 $ 349 $ 359
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 29 30 96 81
Antamina 16 14 47 52
Quebrada Blanca 8 11 25 39
Carmen de Andacollo 2 1 3 3
55 56 171 175
Zinc
Red Dog 9 6 28 25
Total $ 145 $ 160 $ 548 $ 559

PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS

Production statistics for each of our operations are presented in the tables below. Operating results are on a 100% basis.

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
Coal 2014 2013 2014 2013
Waste production (million BCM's) 71.9 64.9 205.2 191.9
Clean coal production (million tonnes) 6.8 6.7 19.9 18.9
Clean coal strip ratio (waste BCM's/coal tonnes) 10.1:1 9.3:1 9.9:1 9.7:1
Sales (million tonnes) 6.7 7.5 19.7 20.4
Highland Valley Copper
Tonnes mined (000's) 32,318 27,634 91,982 80,773
Tonnes milled (000's) 12,755 10,295 36,212 33,111
Copper
Grade (%) 0.27 0.28 0.3 0.28
Recovery (%) 85.1 88.5 85.2 85.5
Production (000's tonnes) 29.7 25.5 92 79.5
Sales (000's tonnes) 29.6 27.1 93.6 83.2
Molybdenum
Production (million pounds) 1.6 1 3.9 4.4
Sales (million pounds) 1.5 1.3 3.8 4.6
Antamina
Tonnes mined (000's) 54,675 56,428 150,309 160,714
Tonnes milled (000's)
Copper-only ore 7,735 9,569 26,088 24,021
Copper-zinc ore 4,635 2,195 10,767 10,497
12,370 11,764 36,855 34,518
Copper (1)
Grade (%) 0.81 1.21 0.86 1.05
Recovery (%) 80.6 89.6 83.1 87
Production (000's tonnes) 79.2 128.6 261 312.8
Sales (000's tonnes) 81.1 126.9 255.6 299.3
Zinc (1)
Grade (%) 1.88 2.12 1.72 2.25
Recovery (%) 86.1 83.6 83.8 85.1
Production (000's tonnes) 73.2 44.1 153.5 201.6
Sales (000's tonnes) 45.6 56.7 132.5 192.3
Molybdenum
Production (million pounds) 0.2 2.9 2.6 7.5
Sales (million pounds) 0.3 2.7 3.5 7
Notes:
(1) Copper ore grades and recoveries apply to all of the processed ores. Zinc ore grades and recoveries apply to copper-zinc ores only.
PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS, continued
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
Quebrada Blanca 2014 2013 2014 2013
Tonnes mined (000's) 9,575 14,296 25,885 43,904
Tonnes placed (000's)
Heap leach ore 1,705 1,462 4,369 4,490
Dump leach ore 2,404 2,912 5,521 8,534
4,109 4,374 9,890 13,024
Grade (SCu%) (1)
Heap leach ore 0.68 0.66 0.7 0.71
Dump leach ore 0.25 0.26 0.25 0.25
Production (000's tonnes)
Heap leach ore 7.9 7.2 23.5 21.8
Dump leach ore 3.4 5.6 12.1 18.3
11.3 12.8 35.6 40.1
Sales (000's tonnes) 11.9 13.7 36.6 40.7
Notes:
(1) For heap leach and dump leach operations, copper grade is reported as % soluble copper (SCu%) rather than % total copper.
Carmen de Andacollo
Tonnes mined (000's) 7,183 7,397 22,216 19,917
Tonnes milled (000's) 4,048 4,723 13,223 13,211
Copper
Grade (%) 0.44 0.45 0.43 0.49
Recovery (%) 84.9 87.2 86.4 87.4
Production (000's tonnes) 14.9 18.6 49.7 56.2
Sales (000's tonnes) 16.8 20.4 51.3 60.3
Gold (1)
Production (000's ounces) 10.4 17.7 35.2 53.1
Sales (000's ounces) 10.6 18.3 31.8 54.3
Copper cathode
Production (000's tonnes) 1 0.9 3.2 3
Sales (000's tonnes) 1 1 3.1 3
Note:
(1) Carmen de Andacollo processes 100% of gold mined, but 75% of the gold produced is for the account of Royal Gold Inc.
Duck Pond
Tonnes mined (000's) 268 207 585 490
Tonnes milled (000's) 183 156 485 430
Copper
Production (000's tonnes) 3.8 3.7 11 10.2
Sales (000's tonnes) 3.8 3.8 9.4 9.1
Zinc
Production (000's tonnes) 4.7 3.7 13.3 9.5
Sales (000's tonnes) 3 3.8 10.1 11.9
PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS, continued
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
Trail 2014 2013 2014 2013
Concentrate treated (000's tonnes)
Zinc 127 139 375 410
Lead 37 39 110 113
Metal production
Zinc (000's tonnes) 70.3 76.4 204.3 221.2
Lead (000's tonnes) 23.6 23.9 66.5 65.5
Silver (million ounces) 5.7 5.7 16.7 16.5
Gold (000's ounces) 13.7 14.9 40.2 42.9
Metal sales
Zinc (000's tonnes) 70.2 77.8 204.2 221
Lead (000's tonnes) 19.2 23 60.2 63.6
Silver (million ounces) 5.5 5.8 16.4 16.3
Gold (000's ounces) 13.1 15.1 40.4 46.2
Red Dog
Tonnes mined (000's) 2,032 1,410 6,033 5,798
Tonnes milled (000's) 1,079 1,030 3,202 2,868
Zinc
Grade (%) 16.5 16.3 16.6 17
Recovery (%) 83 84.9 82.9 84.1
Production (000's tonnes) 147.7 142.5 440.9 409.4
Sales (000's tonnes) 182.7 174.3 415.1 356.8
Lead
Grade (%) 4.5 3.8 4.4 3.9
Recovery (%) 59.8 60.3 60.7 64.3
Production (000's tonnes) 29.1 23.4 85.2 71.3
Sales (000's tonnes) 63.8 59.8 63.8 59.8

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Our financial results are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). This document refers to gross profit before depreciation and amortization, EBITDA, adjusted profit, adjusted earnings per share, cash unit costs, adjusted cash costs of sales, cash margins for by-products, adjusted revenue, net debt, debt to debt-plus-equity ratio, and the net debt to net debt-plus-equity ratio, which are not measures recognized under IFRS in Canada and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in the United States.

Gross profit before depreciation and amortization is gross profit with the depreciation and amortization expense added back. EBITDA is profit attributable to shareholders before net finance expense, income and resource taxes, and depreciation and amortization. For adjusted profit, we adjust profit attributable to shareholders as reported to remove the effect of certain types of transactions that in our judgment are not indicative of our normal operating activities or do not necessarily occur on a regular basis. This both highlights these items and allows us to analyze the rest of our results more clearly. We believe that disclosing these measures assists readers in understanding the cash generating potential of our business in order to provide liquidity to fund working capital needs, service outstanding debt, fund future capital expenditures and investment opportunities, and pay dividends.

Gross profit margins before depreciation are gross profit before depreciation and amortization, divided by revenue for each respective business unit.

Unit costs are calculated by dividing the cost of sales for the principal product by sales volumes. We include this information as it is frequently requested by investors and investment analysts who use it to assess our cost structure and margins and compare it to similar information provided by many companies in our industry.

We sell both copper concentrates and refined copper cathodes. The price for concentrates sold to smelters is based on average London Metal Exchange prices over a defined quotational period, from which processing and refining deductions are made. In addition, we are paid for an agreed percentage of the contained copper in concentrates, which constitutes payable pounds. Adjusted revenue excludes the revenue from co-products and by-products, but adds back the processing and refining allowances to arrive at the value of the underlying payable pounds of copper. Readers may compare this on a per unit basis with the price of copper on the London Metal Exchange.

Adjusted cash cost of sales is defined as the cost of the product as it leaves the mine, excluding depreciation and amortization charges. It is common practice in the industry to exclude depreciation and amortization as these costs are 'non-cash' and discounted cash flow valuation models used in the industry substitute expectations of future capital spending for these amounts. In order to arrive at adjusted cash costs of sales for copper we also deduct the costs of by-products and co-products. Total cash unit costs include the smelter and refining allowances added back in determining adjusted revenue. This presentation allows a comparison of unit costs, including smelter allowances, to the underlying price of copper in order to assess the margin. Unit costs, after deducting co-product and by-product margins, are also a common industry measure. By deducting the co- and by-product margin per unit of the principal product, the margin for the mine on a per unit basis may be presented in a single metric for comparison to other operations. Readers should be aware that this metric, by excluding certain items and reclassifying cost and revenue items, distorts our actual production costs as determined under GAAP.

Net debt is total debt less cash and cash equivalents. The debt to debt-plus-equity ratio takes total debt as reported and divides that by the sum of total debt plus total equity. The net debt to net debt-plus-equity ratio is net debt divided by the sum of net debt plus total equity, expressed as a percentage. These measures are disclosed as we believe they provide readers with information that allows them to assess our credit capacity and the ability to meet our short and long-term financial obligations.

The measures described above do not have standardized meanings under IFRS, may differ from those used by other issuers, and may not be comparable to such measures as reported by others. These measures have been derived from our financial statements and applied on a consistent basis as appropriate. We disclose these measures because we believe they assist readers in understanding the results of our operations and financial position and are meant to provide further information about our financial results to investors. These measures should not be considered in isolation or used in substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Reconciliation of EBITDA
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Profit attributable to shareholders $ 84 $ 267 $ 233 $ 729
Finance expense net of finance income 78 82 220 255
Provision for income and resource taxes 151 144 310 499
Depreciation and amortization 338 322 1,003 904
EBITDA $ 651 $ 815 $ 1,766 $ 2,387
Reconciliation of Gross Profit Before Depreciation and Amortization
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
($ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Gross profit $ 412 $ 597 $ 1,112 $ 1,880
Depreciation and amortization 338 322 1,003 904
Gross profit before depreciation and amortization $ 750 $ 919 $ 2,115 $ 2,784
Reported as:
Coal $ 187 $ 417 $ 679 $ 1,377
Copper
Highland Valley Copper 101 75 340 298
Antamina 110 163 331 416
Quebrada Blanca 24 25 81 85
Carmen de Andacollo 46 54 128 185
Duck Pond 9 3 17 21
Other 2 (2 ) 6 2
292 318 903 1,007
Zinc
Trail 44 22 110 79
Red Dog 225 158 421 309
Other 1 3 - 8
270 183 531 396
Energy 1 1 2 4
Gross profit before depreciation and amortization $ 750 $ 919 $ 2,115 $ 2,784
Coal Unit Cost Reconciliation
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions, except where noted) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Cost of sales as reported (1) $ 790 $ 871 $ 2,366 $ 2,310
Less:
Transportation (251 ) (289 ) (743 ) (771 )
Depreciation and amortization (179 ) (200 ) (534 ) (537 )
Inventory write-down (22 ) - (66 ) -
Adjusted cash cost of sales $ 338 $ 382 $ 1,023 $ 1,002
Tonnes sold (millions) 6.7 7.5 19.7 20.4
Adjusted per unit costs - Cdn$/tonne
Adjusted cost of sales $ 50 $ 50 $ 52 $ 49
Transportation 38 38 38 38
Inventory write-down 3 - 3 -
Cash unit costs - Cdn$/tonne $ 91 $ 88 $ 93 $ 87
US$ AMOUNTS
Average exchange rate (Cdn$ per US$1.00) $ 1.09 $ 1.04 $ 1.09 $ 1.02
Adjusted per unit costs - US$/tonne (2)
Adjusted cost of sales $ 46 $ 48 $ 47 $ 48
Transportation 35 37 35 37
Inventory write-down 3 - 3 -
Cash unit costs - US$/tonne $ 84 $ 85 $ 85 $ 85
Notes:
(1) As reported in our segmented information note included with our consolidated financial statements.
(2) Average period exchange rates are used to convert to US$/tonne equivalent.
Copper Unit Cost Reconciliation
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions, except where noted) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenue as reported (1) $ 628 $ 714 $ 1,930 $ 2,091
By-product revenue (A) (2) (71 ) (75 ) (194 ) (246 )
Smelter processing charges 42 38 126 102
Adjusted revenue $ 599 $ 677 $ 1,862 $ 1,947
Cost of sales as reported (1) $ 459 $ 488 $ 1,401 $ 1,372
Less:
Depreciation and amortization (123 ) (92 ) (374 ) (288 )
By-product cost of sales (B) (2) (8 ) (6 ) (24 ) (28 )
Adjusted cash cost of sales $ 328 $ 390 $ 1,003 $ 1,056
Payable pounds sold (millions) (C) 173.8 202.1 537.9 563.4
Adjusted per unit cash costs - Cdn$/pound
Adjusted cash cost of sales $ 1.89 $ 1.94 $ 1.86 $ 1.88
Smelter processing charges 0.25 0.19 0.24 0.18
Total cash unit costs - Cdn$/pound (D) $ 2.14 $ 2.13 $ 2.10 $ 2.06
Cash margin for by-products - Cdn$/pound ((A - B)/C =(G)) (2) $ (0.36 ) $ (0.34 ) $ (0.32 ) $ (0.39 )
Net cash unit cost Cdn$/pound (D - G) (3) $ 1.78 $ 1.79 $ 1.78 $ 1.67
US$ AMOUNTS
Average exchange rate (Cdn$ per US$1.00) (E) $ 1.09 $ 1.04 $ 1.09 $ 1.02
Adjusted per unit costs - US$/pound (4)
Adjusted cash cost of sales $ 1.74 $ 1.87 $ 1.70 $ 1.84
Smelter processing charges 0.23 0.18 0.22 0.18
Total cash unit costs - US$/pound (F) (2) $ 1.97 $ 2.05 $ 1.92 $ 2.02
Cash margin for by-products - US$/pound (G/E = H) $ (0.33 ) $ (0.32 ) $ (0.29 ) $ (0.38 )
Net cash unit costs - US$/pound (F - H) $ 1.64 $ 1.73 $ 1.63 $ 1.64
Notes:
(1) As reported in our segmented information note included with our consolidated financial statements.
(2) By-products includes both by-products and co-products.
(3) Net unit cost cash cost of principal product after deducting co-product and by-product margins per unit of principal product and excluding depreciation and amortization.
(4) Average period exchange rates are used to convert to US$/lb equivalent.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, principally under the headings "Outlook," that appear in this release but also elsewhere in this document, include estimates, forecasts, and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, anticipated costs and production at our business units and individual operations and expectation that we will meet our production guidance, sales volume and selling prices for our products (including settlement of coal contracts with customers), plans and expectations for our development projects, expected progress, costs and outcomes of our various projects and investments, including but not limited to those described in the discussions of our operations, the potential savings that may be realized under our cost reduction program, the impact of currency exchange rates, the expected timing of restarting the Pend Oreille zinc operation, the expected timing of production at the Fort Hills oil sands project, expectations regarding fourth quarter coal sales levels and cost of product sold, forecast copper unit costs, the amount of our portion of the 2014 expenditures for the Fort Hills oil sands project, the expectation that the Fort Hills oil sands project will provide us with significant cash flows and the life of the project, the Frontier application timing milestones, costs associated with our Elk Valley water management and timing of approval of our Elk Valley Water Quality Plan, anticipated capital expenditures, expectations that we have sufficient credit capacity to meet capital commitments and working capital over the next four years, and demand and market outlook for commodities. These forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary materially.

These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of prices of, zinc, copper and coal and other primary metals and minerals as well as oil, and related products, the timing of the receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for our development projects and other operations, our costs of production and production and productivity levels, as well as those of our competitors, power prices, continuing availability of water and power resources for our operations, market competition, the accuracy of our reserve estimates (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based, conditions in financial markets, the future financial performance of the company, our ability to attract and retain skilled staff, our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies, positive results from the studies on our expansion projects, our coal and other product inventories, our ability to secure adequate transportation for our products, our ability to obtain permits for our operations and expansions, our ongoing relations with our employees and business partners and joint venturers. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could cause actual results to vary materially.

Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to, changes in commodity and power prices, changes in market demand for our products, changes in interest and currency exchange rates, acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings, inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, adverse weather conditions and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), union labour disputes, political risk, social unrest, failure of customers or counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, changes in our credit ratings, unanticipated increases in costs to construct our development projects, difficulty in obtaining permits, inability to address concerns regarding permits of environmental impact assessments, and changes or further deterioration in general economic conditions. Our Fort Hills project is not controlled by us and construction and production schedules may be adjusted by our partners.

Statements concerning future production costs or volumes are based on numerous assumptions of management regarding operating matters and on assumptions that demand for products develops as anticipated, that customers and other counterparties perform their contractual obligations, that operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts and supplies, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, adverse weather conditions, and that there are no material unanticipated variations in the cost of energy or supplies. Statements regarding anticipated coal sales volumes and average coal prices for the quarter depend on timely arrival of vessels and performance of our coal-loading facilities, as well as the level of spot pricing sales.

We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required under securities laws. Further information concerning risks and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements and our business can be found in our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed under our profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and on EDGAR (www.sec.gov) under cover of Form 40-F.

WEBCAST

Teck will host an Investor Conference Call to discuss its Q3/2014 financial results at 11:00 AM Eastern time, 8:00 AM Pacific time, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with supporting presentation slides, will be available at our website at www.teck.com. The webcast will be archived at www.teck.com.

Teck Resources Limited

Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

(Unaudited)

Teck Resources Limited
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)

(Cdn$ in millions, except for share data)
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenues $ 2,250 $ 2,524 $ 6,343 $ 7,006
Cost of sales (1,838 ) (1,927 ) (5,231 ) (5,126 )
Gross profit 412 597 1,112 1,880
Other operating expenses
General and administration (22 ) (30 ) (83 ) (98 )
Exploration (14 ) (27 ) (40 ) (66 )
Research and development (5 ) (4 ) (15 ) (10 )
Other operating income (expense) (Note 3) (41 ) (36 ) (180 ) (136 )
Profit from operations 330 500 794 1,570
Finance income 1 1 3 3
Finance expense (Note 4) (79 ) (83 ) (223 ) (258 )
Non-operating income (expense) (Note 5) (16 ) 4 (15 ) (46 )
Share of losses of associates - (2 ) (2 ) (3 )
Profit before tax 236 420 557 1,266
Provision for income and resource taxes (151 ) (144 ) (310 ) (499 )
Profit for the period $ 85 $ 276 $ 247 $ 767
Profit attributable to:
Shareholders of the company $ 84 $ 267 $ 233 $ 729
Non-controlling interests 1 9 14 38
Profit for the period $ 85 $ 276 $ 247 $ 767
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.14 $ 0.46 $ 0.40 $ 1.26
Diluted $ 0.14 $ 0.46 $ 0.40 $ 1.26
Weighted average shares outstanding (millions) 576.1 576.2 576.2 579.0
Shares outstanding at end of period (millions) 576.1 576.2 576.1 576.2
Teck Resources Limited
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)

(Cdn$ in millions)
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Profit $ 85 $ 276 $ 247 $ 767
Other comprehensive income (loss) in the period
Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit
Currency translation differences (net of taxes of $44, $(20), $48 and $33) 70 (46) 84 82
Change in fair value of available-for-sale financial instruments (net of taxes of $1, $(20), $(1) and $2) (9) 143 9 (18)
Cash flow hedges (net of taxes of $3, $(3), $1 and $(1)) (9) 7 (2) 1
52 104 91 65
Items that will not be reclassified to profit
Remeasurements of retirement benefit plans (net of taxes of $4, $(12), $8 and $(87)) (9) 24 (6) 185
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period 43 128 85 250
Total comprehensive income for the period $ 128 $ 404 $ 332 $ 1,017
Total other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:
Shareholders of the company $ 39 $ 130 $ 81 $ 247
Non-controlling interests 4 (2) 4 3
$ 43 $ 128 $ 85 $ 250
Total comprehensive income attributable to:
Shareholders of the company $ 123 $ 397 $ 314 $ 976
Non-controlling interests 5 7 18 41
$ 128 $ 404 $ 332 $ 1,017

Teck Resources Limited
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)

(Cdn$ in millions)
Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Operating activities
Profit $ 85 $ 276 $ 247 $ 767
Adjustments:
Depreciation and amortization 338 322 1,003 904
Provision (recovery) for deferred income and resource taxes 3 (18 ) (12 ) 97
Share of losses of associates - 2 2 3
Loss on sale of investments and assets 1 - 1 -
Foreign exchange (gains) losses 10 (10 ) 6 14
Finance expense 79 83 223 258
Other (24 ) (8 ) 12 (36 )
492 647 1,482 2,007
Net change in non-cash working capital items 62 9 53 102
554 656 1,535 2,109
Investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (343 ) (486 ) (1,078 ) (1,317 )
Capitalized stripping costs (145 ) (160 ) (548 ) (559 )
Expenditures on financial investments and other assets (6 ) (85 ) (32 ) (278 )
Proceeds from the sale of investments and other assets 12 - 17 4
(482 ) (731 ) (1,641 ) (2,150 )
Financing activities
Issuance of debt - - 12 -
Repayment of debt (16 ) (6 ) (54 ) (24 )
Debt interest paid (156 ) (150 ) (347 ) (324 )
Issuance of Class B subordinate voting shares - 1 - 1
Purchase and cancellation of Class B subordinate voting shares - - (5 ) (176 )
Dividends paid (259 ) (259 ) (518 ) (521 )
Distributions to non-controlling interests (6 ) (9 ) (17 ) (34 )
(437 ) (423 ) (929 ) (1,078 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 87 (51 ) 116 102
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (278 ) (549 ) (919 ) (1,017 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 2,131 2,799 2,772 3,267
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 1,853 $ 2,250 $ 1,853 $ 2,250
Teck Resources Limited
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)

(Cdn$ in millions)
September 30,
2014
December 31,
2013
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,853 $ 2,772
Current income and resource taxes receivable 63 71
Trade accounts receivable 1,028 1,232
Inventories 1,835 1,695
4,779 5,770
Financial and other assets 807 746
Investments in associates 31 24
Property, plant and equipment 28,760 27,811
Deferred income and resource tax assets (Note 7) 378 164
Goodwill 1,692 1,668
$ 36,447 $ 36,183
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
Trade accounts payable and other liabilities $ 1,465 $ 1,784
Dividends payable (Note 8(d)) - 259
Current income and resource taxes payable 52 61
Debt (Note 6) 80 59
1,597 2,163
Debt (Note 6) 8,049 7,664
Deferred income and resource tax liabilities (Note 7) 6,129 5,908
Retirement benefit liabilities 551 479
Other liabilities and provisions 1,237 1,158
Equity
Attributable to shareholders of the company 18,662 18,597
Attributable to non-controlling interests 222 214
18,884 18,811
$ 36,447 $ 36,183
Teck Resources Limited
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(Unaudited)


(Cdn$ in millions)

Nine months
ended September 30,
2014 2013
Class A common shares $ 7 $ 7
Class B subordinate voting shares
Beginning of period 6,503 6,699
Share repurchase (2 ) (73 )
Issued on exercise of options 1 1
Provision for tax benefit - (124 )
End of period 6,502 6,503
Retained earnings
Beginning of period 11,853 11,291
Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the company 233 729
Dividends declared (259 ) (259 )
Share repurchase (2 ) (102 )
Remeasurements of retirement benefit plans (6 ) 185
End of period 11,819 11,844
Contributed surplus
Beginning of period 130 113
Share option compensation expense 13 13
Transfer to Class B subordinate voting shares on exercise of options - (1 )
End of period 143 125
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareholders of the company(Note 8(b))
Beginning of period 104 (35 )
Other comprehensive income 81 247
Less remeasurements of retirement benefit plans recorded in retained earnings 6 (185 )
End of period 191 27
Non-controlling interests
Beginning of period 214 189
Profit for the period attributed to non-controlling interests 14 38
Other comprehensive income 4 3
Other 7 4
Dividends or distributions (17 ) (34 )
End of period 222 200
Total equity $ 18,884 $ 18,706

Teck Resources Limited

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

1. BASIS OF PREPARATION

We prepare our annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"). These condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting ("IAS 34").

These condensed interim consolidated financial statements follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as our most recent annual financial statements. Accordingly, they should be read in conjunction with our most recent annual financial statements. The Board of Directors approved these financial statements for issue on October 28, 2014.

2. NEW IFRS PRONOUNCEMENTS

Revenue from Contracts with Customers

In May 2014, the IASB and the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") completed its joint project to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue and to develop a common revenue standard for IFRS and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP"). As a result of the joint project, the IASB issued IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("IFRS 15"). IFRS 15 establishes principles to address the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from an entity's contracts with customers.

IFRS 15 will be effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017, with early adoption permitted. We are currently assessing the effect of this standard on our financial statements.

Financial Instruments

The IASB issued its completed version of IFRS 9, Financial Instruments ("IFRS 9") in July 2014. The completed standard provides revised guidance on the classification and measurement of financial assets. It also introduces a new expected credit loss model for calculating impairment for financial assets. The new hedging guidance that was issued in November 2013 is incorporated into this new final standard.

This final version of IFRS 9 will be effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018, with early adoption permitted. We are currently assessing the effect of this standard on our financial statements.

3. OTHER OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE)

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Pricing adjustments $ (28 ) $ 24 $ (60 ) $ (72 )
Share-based compensation (Note 8(a)) (3 ) (19 ) (16 ) (13 )
Provision for closed properties 6 3 (6 ) 24
Environmental costs (2 ) (11 ) (17 ) (13 )
Care and maintenance (2 ) (3 ) (12 ) (8 )
Write-down on operating assets - - (12 ) -
Social responsibility and donations (3 ) (18 ) (11 ) (21 )
Derivatives 4 2 - 3
Restructuring (2 ) - (10 ) -
Gain (loss) on operating assets (1 ) (14 ) (1 ) (19 )
Other (10 ) - (35 ) (17 )
$ (41 ) $ (36 ) $ (180 ) $ (136 )

4. FINANCE EXPENSE

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Debt interest $ 95 $ 90 $ 285 $ 266
Discount and financing fee amortization 2 2 5 4
Less capitalized interest (42 ) (33 ) (137 ) (89 )
55 59 153 181
Net interest expense on retirement benefit plans 4 7 12 21
Decommissioning and restoration provision accretion 18 14 52 50
Other 2 3 6 6
$ 79 $ 83 $ 223 $ 258

5. NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE)

Three months
ended September 30,
Nine months
ended September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions) 2014 2013 2014 2013
Foreign exchange gains (losses) $ (10 ) $ 10 $ (6 ) $ (14 )
Provision for marketable securities (6 ) (6 ) (6 ) (31 )
Other - - (3 ) (1 )
$ (16 ) $ 4 $ (15 ) $ (46 )

6. DEBT

(Cdn$ in millions) September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Carrying Fair Carrying Fair
Value Value Value Value
5.375% notes due October 2015 (US$300 million) $ 336 $ 350 $ 318 $ 342
3.15% notes due January 2017 (US$300 million) 335 347 318 330
3.85% notes due August 2017 (US$300 million) 333 354 315 338
2.5% notes due February 2018 (US$500 million) 556 561 528 537
3.0% notes due March 2019 (US$500 million) 557 557 527 530
4.5% notes due January 2021 (US$500 million) 556 582 528 538
4.75% notes due January 2022 (US$700 million) 779 810 739 753
3.75% notes due February 2023 (US$750 million) 829 797 787 745
6.125% notes due October 2035 (US$700 million) 769 821 729 731
6.0% notes due August 2040 (US$650 million) 724 732 688 668
6.25% notes due July 2041 (US$1,000 million) 1,107 1,148 1,051 1,078
5.2% notes due March 2042 (US$500 million) 552 516 524 473
5.4% notes due February 2043 (US$500 million) 554 525 526 494
Antamina senior revolving credit facility due April 2015 25 25 24 24
Other 117 117 121 121
8,129 8,242 7,723 7,702
Less current portion of long-term debt (80 ) (80 ) (59 ) (59 )
$ 8,049 $ 8,162 $ 7,664 $ 7,643

The fair values of debt are determined using market values where available and discounted cash flows based on our cost of borrowing for other items.

7. INCOME AND RESOURCE TAXES

a. Internal Reorganization

During the first quarter, we completed an internal reorganization that transferred certain mining assets previously held by our wholly-owned subsidiaries to the parent company. This had the effect of reclassifying approximately $260 million from our deferred tax liabilities to our deferred tax assets.

b. Chile Tax Reform

In the quarter, the Chilean Government enacted a comprehensive tax reform bill. We have adjusted our deferred tax liability related to our Chilean operations and investments based on the legislated tax rates we expect to apply, resulting in a non-cash charge to profit of $64 million.

8. EQUITY

a. Share-Based Compensation

During the first three quarters of 2014, we granted 3,205,905 Class B subordinate voting share options to employees. These options have a weighted average exercise price of $26.22, a term of 10 years and vest in equal amounts over three years. The weighted average fair value of Class B subordinate voting share options issued was estimated at $7.36 per share option at the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The option valuations were based on an average expected option life of 4 years, a risk-free interest rate of 1.62%, a dividend yield of 3.43% and an expected volatility of 41%.

During the first three quarters of 2014, we issued 1,016,601 deferred, restricted and performance share units to employees and directors. Deferred, restricted and performance share units issued vest immediately for directors and vest in three years for employees. Furthermore, the performance share units have a performance vesting criterion that may increase or decrease the number of units ultimately vested. The total number of deferred, restricted and performance share units outstanding at September 30, 2014 was 3,566,833.

A share-based compensation expense (recovery) of $3 million (2013 - $19 million) and $16 million (2013 - $13 million) was recorded for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, in respect of all outstanding share options and units.

b. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

The components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are:

September 30, September 30,
(Cdn$ in millions) 2014 2013