Newmont (NEM) has entered into an agreement to sell its Kalgoorlie power business to Australia-based Northern Star Resources Limited. The mining company engages in the exploration and production of gold, copper, silver, zinc and lead.
As per the agreed terms, Newmont will receive $95 million in cash. The price includes $25 million option payment the company had previously received from Northern Star as part of 50% stake sale in Newmont’s Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) in 2020.
The Kalgoorlie power business supplies electricity to KCGM through a suite of contracts, licenses, approvals and third party arrangements, including a 50% interest in the 110MW duel fuel gas turbine Parkeston Power Station near Kalgoorlie. (See Newmont stock chart on TipRanks)
The President and CEO of Newmont, Tom Palmer, said, “With the sale of this non-core asset, we will continue our regional focus on delivering long term value at our Boddington and Tanami operations and advancing our future project pipeline through active exploration campaigns.”
Recently, Canaccord Genuity analyst Carey MacRury maintained a Buy rating on the stock and lowered the price target to $64 (implies 14.7% upside potential) from $66.
Based on 3 Buys and 5 Holds, the stock has a Moderate Buy consensus rating. The average Newmont price target of $61.94 implies 11% upside potential from current levels.
Investors should always be aware of the risks involved in any stock. According to the new TipRanks’ Risk Factors tool, NEM is at risk mainly from two factors: Macro & Political, and Production, which contribute 29% and 27%, respectively, to the total 48 risks identified for the stock.