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Buenaventura Announces First Quarter 2024 Results

Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (“Buenaventura” or “the Company”) (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest publicly-traded precious metals mining company, today announced results for the first quarter (1Q24) ended March 31, 2024. All figures have been prepared in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) on a non-GAAP basis and are stated in U.S. dollars (US$).

First Quarter 2024 Highlights:

  • 1Q24 EBITDA from direct operations was US$ 94.4 million, compared to US$ 51.6 million reported in 1Q23.
  • 1Q24 net income was US$ 67.1 million, compared to US$ 72.8 million net income in 1Q23.
  • Buenaventura's cash position reached US$ 174.0 million, while net debt amounted to US$ 525.3 million, resulting in a Leverage Ratio of 1.87x by quarter’s end, March 31, 2024.
  • On March 18, 2024, the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines granted Buenaventura its final operating permit to begin production at its Yumpag mine. This milestone marks the initiation of 1,000 ton per day uninterrupted mining at Yumpag, enabling Buenaventura to achieve its 2024 production guidance of 6.5 - 7.2 million silver ounces.
  • On April 26, 2024, Buenaventura received US$29.4 million in dividends related to its stake in Cerro Verde.
  • 1Q24 CAPEX related to San Gabriel was US$ 38.4 million, primarily for the comprehensive installation and operation of the concrete plant, camp construction completion, underground mine rehabilitation, and civil works at the plant.

Financial Highlights (in millions of US$, excluding EPS):




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EBITDA Direct Operations




EBITDA Including Affiliates




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Net Income attributable to owners of the parent


As of March 31, 2024, Buenaventura had a weighted average number of shares outstanding of 253,986,867

For a full version of Compañía de Minas Buenaventura First Quarter 2024 Earnings Release, please visit:


Compañia de Minas Buenaventura will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to discuss these results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Peru Time.

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Company Description

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is Peru’s largest, publicly traded precious and base metals Company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company is engaged in the exploration, mining development, processing and trade of gold, silver and other base metals via wholly-owned mines and through its participation in joint venture projects. Buenaventura currently operates several mines in Peru (Orcopampa*, Uchucchacua*, Julcani*, Tambomayo*, La Zanja*, El Brocal and Coimolache).

The Company owns 19.58% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper producer (a partnership with Freeport-McMorRan Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation).

For a printed version of the Company’s 2023 Form 20-F, please contact the investor relations contacts on page 1 of this report or download the PDF format file from the Company’s web site at

(*) Operations wholly owned by Buenaventura

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and related conference call contain, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements including statements related to the Company’s ability to manage its business and liquidity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s results of operations, including net revenues, earnings and cash flows, the Company’s ability to reduce costs and capital spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic if needed, the Company’s balance sheet, liquidity and inventory position throughout and following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s prospects for financial performance, growth and achievement of its long-term growth algorithm following the COVID-19 pandemic, future dividends and share repurchases.

This press release may also contain forward-looking information (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including those concerning the Company’s, Cerro Verde’s costs and expenses, results of exploration, the continued improving efficiency of operations, prevailing market prices of gold, silver, copper and other metals mined, the success of joint ventures, estimates of future explorations, development and production, subsidiaries’ plans for capital expenditures, estimates of reserves and Peruvian political, economic, social and legal developments. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s view with respect to the Company’s, Cerro Verde’s future financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors discussed elsewhere in this Press Release.


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