Royal Gold Provides Update on its Fiscal 2020 Fourth Quarter

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD) (together with its subsidiaries, “Royal Gold” or the “Company,” “we” or “our”) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, RGLD Gold AG, sold approximately 51,000 gold equivalent ounces comprised of approximately 44,000 gold ounces, 450,000 silver ounces and 800 tonnes of copper related to its streaming agreements during its fiscal 2020 fourth quarter ended June 30, 2020 (“fourth quarter”). Fourth quarter stream sales were in line with the previous guidance range of 50,000 to 55,000 gold equivalent ounces. The Company had approximately 25,000 gold equivalent ounces in inventory at the end of the fourth quarter consisting of 19,000 gold ounces, 475,000 silver ounces and 300 tonnes of copper. Inventory at the end of the fourth quarter was higher than the previous guidance range of 18,000 to 23,000 gold equivalent ounces primarily due to timing of deliveries.

RGLD Gold AG’s average realized gold, silver and copper prices for the fourth quarter were $1,686 per ounce, $15.77 per ounce, and $5,235 per tonne ($2.37 per pound), respectively, compared to $1,569, $17.79, and $5,493 ($2.49), respectively, in the prior quarter ended March 31, 2020 (“third quarter”). Cost of sales was approximately $406 per gold equivalent ounce for the fourth quarter using the quarterly average silver-gold ratio of approximately 104 to 1 and copper-gold ratio of approximately 0.32 tonnes per ounce, compared to cost of sales of $355 per gold equivalent ounce in the third quarter. Cost of sales is specific to our streaming agreements and is the result of the Company’s purchase of gold, silver or copper for cash payments at a set contractual price, or a percentage of the prevailing market price of gold, silver or copper when purchased.

Corporate Profile

Royal Gold is a precious metals stream and royalty company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metal streams, royalties and similar production-based interests. As of June 30, 2020, the Company owned interests on 187 properties on five continents, including interests on 41 producing mines and 17 development stage projects. Royal Gold is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “RGLD.” The Company’s website is located at

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Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Call Information:




Alistair Baker



855-209-8260 (U.S.); toll free

Vice President Investor Relations and Business Development



855-669-9657 (Canada); toll free

412-542-4106 (International)



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Note: Royal Gold’s fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 results will be released after the market close on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, followed by a conference call the next day at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Mountain Time). The call will be webcast and archived on the Company’s website for a limited time.


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Forward-Looking Statements: This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are any statements other than statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from these statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words like “will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “forecast,” “potential,” “intend,” “continue,” “project,” or negatives of these words or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about fourth quarter operating results. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: a low-price environment for gold, silver, copper, nickel or other metals; operating activities or financial performance of properties on which we hold stream or royalty interests, including variations between actual and forecasted performance, operators’ ability to complete projects on schedule and as planned, changes to mine plans and reserves, liquidity needs, mining and environmental hazards, labor disputes, distribution and supply chain disruptions, permitting and licensing issues, contractual issues involving our stream or royalty agreements; risks associated with doing business in foreign countries; our ability to identify, finance, value and complete acquisitions; adverse economic and market conditions; changes in laws or regulations governing us, operators or operating properties; changes in management and key employees; and other factors described in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Most of these factors are beyond our ability to predict or control. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. We disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Alistair Baker
Vice President Investor Relations and Business Development

Source: Royal Gold, Inc.

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