Silver Wheaton Reports Second Quarter Results for 2014

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VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Wheaton Corp. ("Silver Wheaton" or the "Company") (TSX:SLW) (NYSE: SLW) is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. All figures are presented in United States dollars unless otherwise noted.

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS


  • Attributable silver equivalent production in Q2 2014 of 8.4 million ounces (6.3 million ounces of silver and 31,400 ounces of gold), compared to 8.7 million ounces in Q2 2013, representing a decrease of 4%.

  • Attributable silver equivalent sales volume in Q2 2014 of 7.5 million ounces (5.2 million ounces of silver and 34,800 ounces of gold), compared to 7.2 million ounces in Q2 2013, representing an increase of 4%.

  • Revenues of $148.6 million in Q2 2014 compared with $166.9 million in Q2 2013, representing a decrease of 11%.

  • Average realized sale price per silver equivalent ounce sold in Q2 2014 of $19.83 ($19.81 per ounce of silver and $1,295 per ounce of gold), representing a decrease of 14% as compared to Q2 2013.

  • Net earnings of $63.5 million ($0.18 per share) in Q2 2014 compared with $71.1 million ($0.20 per share) in Q2 2013, representing a decrease of 11%.

  • Operating cash flows of $102.5 million ($0.29 per share1) in Q2 2014 compared with $125.3 million ($0.35 per share1) in Q2 2013, representing a decrease of 18%.

  • Cash operating margin1 in Q2 2014 of $15.11 per silver equivalent ounce compared with $18.28 in Q2 2013.

  • Average cash costs1 in Q2 2014 were $4.15 and $393 per ounce of silver and gold, respectively. On a silver equivalent basis, average cash costs1 decreased to $4.72 compared with $4.77 in Q2 2013.

  • Declared quarterly dividend of $0.06 per common share.

  • Asset Highlights:
    • Subsequent to the quarter end, Primero Mining Corp. ("Primero") announced its decision to expand the San Dimas mine to 3,000 from 2,500 tonnes per day.

    • Vale S.A.'s ("Vale") Salobo II expansion, which will double the mill throughput capacity to 24 million tonnes per annum, was completed and first ore processed in Q2.

    • Hudbay Minerals Inc. ("Hudbay") announced that the Constancia project is approximately 85% complete as of the end of Q2.

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1 Please refer to non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release.

"In the second quarter, we saw substantial steps forward at Salobo and Constancia, two of our key growth platforms," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Wheaton. "Most significantly, Vale received first production from Salobo II, the expansion which doubles the mill's capacity. At Constancia, Hudbay continues to advance the project, which is now approximately 85% complete, and we look forward to seeing production from Constancia in the fourth quarter of this year. In addition, one of Silver Wheaton's cornerstone assets, Peñasquito, also advanced during the quarter.  Not only did Peñasquito achieve record production despite continued water issues, Goldcorp also continues to highlight the significant potential upside of the mine. Finally, another of our cornerstone assets, San Dimas, completed an expansion to 2,500 tonnes per day earlier this year and Primero has recently announced a further expansion to 3,000 tonnes per day. Given the progress being made at our diversified portfolio of mines and projects, we believe that Silver Wheaton is on the cusp of seeing its next stage of growth realized, leaving it well-positioned to benefit from rebounding precious metal prices."

Financial Review

Revenues

Revenue was $148.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, on silver equivalent sales of 7.5 million ounces (5.2 million ounces of silver and 34,800 ounces of gold). This represents an 11% decrease from the $166.9 million of revenue generated in the second quarter of 2013, due primarily to a 14% decrease in the average realized silver equivalent price ($19.83 in Q2 2014 compared to $23.05 in Q2 2013), partially offset by a 4% increase in the number of silver equivalent ounces sold.

Costs and Expenses

Average cash costs1 in the second quarter of 2014 were $4.72 per silver equivalent ounce as compared to $4.77 during the comparable period of 2013. This resulted in a cash operating margin1 of $15.11 per silver equivalent ounce, a reduction of 17% as compared to Q2 2013. The decrease in the cash operating margin was primarily due to a 14% decrease in the average silver equivalent price realized in Q2 2014 compared to Q2 2013.

Earnings and Operating Cash Flows

Net earnings and cash flow from operations in the second quarter of 2014 were $63.5 million ($0.18 per share) and $102.5 million ($0.29 per share1), compared with $71.1 million ($0.20 per share) and $125.3 million ($0.35 per share1) for the same period in 2013, a decrease of 11% and 18%, respectively. Earnings and cash flow continued to be impacted by lower gold and silver prices.

Balance Sheet

At June 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $139.2 million of cash on hand. The combination of cash and ongoing operating cash flows, combined with the credit available under the Company's $1 billion Revolving Facility, positions the Company well to fund all outstanding commitments as well as provide flexibility to acquire additional accretive precious metal stream interests.

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1 Please refer to non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release.

Operational and Development Highlights

During the second quarter of 2014, attributable silver equivalent production was 8.4 million ounces (6.3 million ounces of silver and 31,400 ounces of gold), representing a decrease of 4% compared to the second quarter of 2013.

Operational highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, are as follows:

San Dimas -

As per Primero's second quarter 2014 Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"), mill throughput in the second quarter averaged 2,405 tonnes per day ("tpd"), below the current capacity of 2,500 tpd due to a planned nine day shutdown at the Company's hydro-power facility in order to expand its capacity. In addition, Primero recently announced its decision to expand the San Dimas mine to 3,000 tpd.

Peñasquito -

As per Goldcorp Inc.'s ("Goldcorp") second quarter 2014 MD&A, Peñasquito had record production in the second quarter driven by higher mill throughput and higher ore grades as mining continued at the bottom of Phase 4. Initial permits for the Northern Well Field ("NWF") were received, allowing construction to commence, with completion expected mid-year 2015.  Goldcorp indicated that contingency plans remain in place for fresh water supply to Peñasquito until the NWF is operational. The studies for the long-term tailings facility continued during the second quarter of 2014, and Goldcorp indicated that three viable options are being evaluated. Additionally, the existing tailings facility life has been extended to 2018.

Goldcorp has indicated that in the second quarter of 2014, Peñasquito's exploration drilling program continued to focus on defining the copper-gold sulphide rich skarn deposit located below and adjacent to the diatreme ore body. Current exploration activities include drilling to establish the vertical and horizontal size and extent of the skarn deposit.

In addition to exploration, Goldcorp is investigating the potential for producing a saleable copper concentrate at Peñasquito (the Concentrate Enrichment Project or "CEP") as well as assessing the viability of leaching a pyrite concentrate from the zinc flotation tailings ("Pyrite Leach"). Pre-feasibility studies for CEP and Pyrite Leach are advancing and expected to be completed in late 2014 and early 2015, respectively. Successful implementation of one or both of these projects has the potential to significantly improve the overall economics and add to the reserves and resources of Peñasquito through the addition of another saleable product, and to increase gold and silver recoveries, respectively.

Salobo -

As per Vale's second quarter 2014 MD&A, Salobo II - the expansion of the mill throughput capacity at the Salobo mine to 24 million tonnes per annum ("Mtpa") - was completed in the second quarter with first production of copper concentrate achieved on June 5, 2014. Salobo I, the original 12 Mtpa line, experienced minor delays in its ramp-up in the second quarter as the components of the Salobo II project were connected into the operation.

Sudbury -

As per Vale's second quarter 2014 MD&A, second quarter production was impacted by planned annual maintenance at some surface facilities. However, Vale indicated that during this year's scheduled maintenance, the Sudbury mines - which are the bottleneck in the Sudbury system - did not stop producing. They continued to build up inventory of ore and concentrates, which Vale anticipates should be smelted and refined in the second half of this year. As a result, Vale expects stronger output for the second half of 2014, compensating for the planned lower production in the second quarter.

Other -

Constancia - As per Hudbay's second quarter 2014 MD&A, the Constancia project in Peru is approximately 85% complete and remains on track for initial production in the fourth quarter of 2014 and commercial production in the second quarter of 2015. Key milestones have been achieved, including the construction of the power transmission line from Tintaya to Constancia, the placement of first ore on the run of mine pad in July, and the commencement of commissioning activities on the primary crusher and coarse ore stockpile conveying systems. As per the agreement with Hudbay, a final payment of $135 million1 relative to the gold stream on Constancia will be paid to Hudbay once $1.35 billion in capital expenditures has been incurred by Hudbay on Constancia. Silver Wheaton's payment to Hudbay is expected to be made in the third quarter of 2014.

Mineral Park - As per Mercator Minerals Ltd.'s ("Mercator") news release dated August 1, 2014, the proposed business combination between Mercator and Intergeo MMC Ltd. ("Intergeo") has been terminated. As a result of the termination of the arrangement, Mercator has indicated that certain events of default have occurred and are continuing under the credit agreement entered into between Mercator's indirect wholly owned subsidiary, Mineral Park Inc. ("MPI"), and its senior lenders, and under the bridge loan agreement entered into between Mineral Park and Intergeo's controlling shareholder, Daselina Investments Ltd. The MPI lenders have agreed to forebear from exercising their various rights and remedies under the credit agreement, until August 15, 2014. Under the current streaming agreement, Silver Wheaton is entitled to 100% of the payable silver from the Mineral Park mine.

Produced But Not Yet Delivered 2 -

Payable silver equivalent ounces produced but not yet delivered to Silver Wheaton by its partners decreased by 0.1 million ounces to approximately 6.3 million silver equivalent payable ounces at June 30, 2014. A large increase in produced but not yet delivered ounces at the Yauliyacu mine was more than offset by significant decreases at the Salobo, 777, Peñasquito, and Sudbury mines.

Detailed mine by mine production and sales figures can be found in the Appendix to this press release and in Silver Wheaton's MD&A in the 'Results of Operations and Operational Review' section.

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1 Silver Wheaton has the option to make the $135 million payment in either cash or Silver Wheaton shares. If the latter, the number of shares is calculated at the time the payment is made.
2 Payable silver equivalent ounces produced but not yet delivered are based on management estimates, and may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

A conference call will be held Thursday, August 14, starting at 11:00 am (Eastern Time) to discuss these results. To participate in the live call, please use one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:       888-231-8191
Dial from outside Canada or the US:       647-427-7450
Pass code:          71008064
Live audio webcast:         www.silverwheaton.com

Participants should dial in five to ten minutes before the call.

The conference call will be recorded. You can listen to an archive of the call by one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:       855-859-2056
Dial from outside Canada or the US:       416-849-0833
Pass code:          71008064
Archived audio webcast:        www.silverwheaton.com

About Silver Wheaton

Silver Wheaton is the largest precious metals streaming company in the world. Based upon its current agreements, forecast 2014 annual attributable production is approximately 36 million silver equivalent ounces1, including 155,000 ounces of gold. By 2018, annual attributable production is anticipated to increase significantly to approximately 48 million silver equivalent ounces1, including 250,000 ounces of gold. This growth is driven by the Company's portfolio of low-cost and long-life assets, including precious metal and gold streams on Hudbay's Constancia project and Vale's Salobo and Sudbury mines.

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with Silver Wheaton's MD&A and unaudited Financial Statements, which are available on the Company's website at www.silverwheaton.com and have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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1 Silver equivalent production forecast assumes a gold/silver ratio of 60:1.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING-STATEMENTS

The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation.  Forward-looking statements, which are all statements other than statements of historical fact, include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of silver or gold, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production (including 2014 and 2018 attributable annual production), costs of production, reserve determination, reserve conversion rates, statements as to any future dividends, the ability to fund outstanding commitments and continue to acquire accretive precious metal stream interests and assessments of the impact and resolution of various legal and tax matters.  Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".  Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, operations, level of activity, performance or achievements of Silver Wheaton to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: fluctuations in the price of silver or gold; the absence of control over mining operations from which Silver Wheaton purchases silver or gold and risks related to these mining operations including risks related to fluctuations in the price of the primary commodities mined at such operations, actual results of mining and exploration activities, environmental, economic and political risks of the jurisdictions in which the mining operations are located and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; differences in the interpretation or application of tax laws and regulations; and the Company's interpretation of, or compliance with, tax laws, is found to be incorrect; as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in Silver Wheaton's Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and in Silver Wheaton's Form 40-F on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to: the continued operation of the mining operations from which Silver Wheaton purchases silver and gold, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, that the mining operations will operate and the mining projects will be completed in accordance with their public statements and achieve their stated production outcomes, the continuing ability to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, the ability to source and obtain accretive precious metal stream interests, expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters, that Silver Wheaton will be successful in challenging any reassessment by the Canada Revenue Agency and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein.  Although Silver Wheaton has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are cautioned that actual outcomes may vary.  Silver Wheaton does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are included or incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE REGARDING RESERVES AND RESOURCES
For further information on Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources and on Silver Wheaton more generally, readers should refer to Silver Wheaton's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other continuous disclosure documents filed by Silver Wheaton since January 1, 2014, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Silver Wheaton's Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources are subject to the qualifications and notes set forth therein. Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources: The information contained herein uses the terms "Measured", "Indicated" and "Inferred" Mineral Resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them and expressly prohibits U.S. registered companies from including such terms in their filings with the SEC. "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves or that any exploration potential will ever be converted to any category of Mineral Reserves or Mineral Resources. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.  United States investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in Silver Wheaton's Form 40-F, a copy of which may be obtained from Silver Wheaton or from http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.




                                       
Consolidated Statement of Earnings                                      
                                       
            Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
(US dollars and shares in thousands, except per share
amounts - unaudited)
          2014     2013     2014     2013
                                       
Sales           $ 148,570     $ 166,890     $ 313,949     $ 372,651
                                       
Cost of sales                                      
  Cost of sales, excluding depletion           $ 35,368     $ 34,497     $ 72,456     $ 64,907
  Depletion             38,514       41,362       75,136       65,703
Total cost of sales           $ 73,882     $ 75,859     $ 147,592     $ 130,610
Earnings from operations           $ 74,688     $ 91,031     $ 166,357     $ 242,041
                                       
Expenses and other income                                      
  General and administrative 1           $ 10,375     $ 8,876     $ 20,485     $ 18,768
  Foreign exchange loss (gain)             147       (75)       (134)       (185)
  Interest expense             591       2,525       1,699       3,205
  Other expense             933       6,926       1,842       9,771
            $ 12,046     $ 18,252     $ 23,892     $ 31,559
Earnings before income taxes           $ 62,642     $ 72,779     $ 142,465     $ 210,482
Income tax recovery (expense)             850       (1,662)       836       (5,944)
Net earnings           $ 63,492     $ 71,117     $ 143,301     $ 204,538
                                       
Basic earnings per share           $ 0.18     $ 0.20     $ 0.40     $ 0.58
Diluted earnings per share           $ 0.18     $ 0.20     $ 0.40     $ 0.57
                                       
Weighted average number of shares outstanding                                      
  Basic             357,655       354,800       357,453       354,612
  Diluted             358,097       355,804       357,945       356,112
            $ 2,034     $ 2,375     $ 4,216     $ 3,845
1) Equity settled stock based compensation (a non-cash item)
included in general and administrative expenses.

                                               
Consolidated Balance Sheets                                              
                                               
                                June 30       December 31
(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)                               2014       2013
                                                 
Assets                                              
Current assets                                              
  Cash and cash equivalents                               $   139,199       $ 95,823
  Accounts receivable                                   7,911         4,619
  Other                                   1,811         845
Total current assets                               $   148,921       $ 101,287
                                               
Non-current assets                                              
  Silver and gold interests                               $   4,285,347       $ 4,228,484
  Early deposit - gold interest                                   13,599         13,602
  Long-term investments                                   68,038         40,801
  Other                                   5,690         5,670
Total non-current assets                               $   4,372,674       $ 4,288,557
Total assets                               $   4,521,595       $ 4,389,844
                                                 
Liabilities                                              
Current liabilities                                              
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                               $   18,109       $ 20,416
  Current portion of performance share units                                   1,792         718
Total current liabilities                               $   19,901       $ 21,134
                                               
Non-current liabilities                                              
  Long-term portion of bank debt                               $   997,990       $ 998,136
  Deferred income taxes                                   1,243         2,191
  Performance share units                                   2,257         1,837
Total non-current liabilities                               $   1,001,490       $ 1,002,164
Total liabilities                               $   1,021,391       $ 1,023,298
                                                 
Shareholders' equity                                              
Issued capital                               $   1,890,102       $ 1,879,475
Reserves                                   3,626         (25,618)
Retained earnings                                   1,606,476         1,512,689
Total shareholders' equity                               $   3,500,204       $ 3,366,546
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                               $   4,521,595       $ 4,389,844
                                   

                                             
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows                                            
                                             
            Three Months Ended
June 30
    Six Months Ended
June 30
(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)           2014     2013     2014     2013
                                             
Operating activities                                            
Net earnings           $     63,492     $ 71,117     $   143,301     $ 204,538
Adjustments for                                            
  Depreciation and depletion                 38,580       41,417         75,268       65,808
  Amortization of credit facility origination fees:                                            
    Interest expense                 35       278         90       424
    Amortization of credit facility origination fees - undrawn facilities                 257       423         508       1,428
    Write off of credit facility origination fees upon the
cancellation of the Bridge Facility
                -       4,490         -       4,490
  Interest expense                 556       2,247         1,609       2,781
  Equity settled stock based compensation                 2,034       2,375         4,216       3,845
  Performance share units                 1,349       (95)         1,496       119
  Deferred income tax (recovery) expense                 (907)       1,631         (947)       5,870
  Loss on fair value adjustment of share purchase warrants held                 -       1,364         -       2,694
  Investment income recognized in net earnings                 (74)       (63)         (159)       (294)
  Other                 32       67         (46)       65
Change in non-cash working capital                 (2,253)       2,727         (6,385)       1,617
Cash generated from operations           $     103,101     $ 127,978     $   218,951     $ 293,385
Interest paid - expensed                 (575)       (2,727)         (1,621)       (2,727)
Interest received                 17       7         45       212
Cash generated from operating activities           $     102,543     $ 125,258     $   217,375     $ 290,870
                                             
Financing activities                                            
Bank debt repaid           $     -     $ (1,530,000)     $   -     $ (1,580,060)
Bank debt drawn                 -       1,585,000         -       2,675,000
Credit facility origination fees                 (19)       (2,433)         (619)       (13,951)
Share purchase warrants exercised                 -       7         -       2,982
Share purchase options exercised                 3,683       4,909         3,696       5,951
Dividends paid                 (44,792)       (92,219)         (44,792)       (92,219)
Cash generated from (applied to) financing activities           $     (41,128)     $ (34,736)     $   (41,715)     $ 997,703
                                             
Investing activities                                            
Silver and gold interests           $     (52)     $ (124,855)     $   (125,134)     $ (2,025,475)
Interest paid - capitalized to silver interests                 (3,607)       (4,707)         (6,498)       (4,845)
Silver and gold interests - early deposit                 -       -         (149)       -
Dividend income received                 57       56         114       113
Other                 (642)       (156)         (668)       (175)
Cash applied to investing activities           $     (4,244)     $ (129,662)     $   (132,335)     $ (2,030,382)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents           $     58     $ (138)     $   51     $ (150)
                                             
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents           $     57,229     $ (39,278)     $   43,376     $ (741,959)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period                 81,970       75,535         95,823       778,216
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period           $     139,199     $ 36,257     $   139,199     $ 36,257
                                     

                                                               
Summary of Ounces Produced and Sold                                                              
                                                               
        2014       2013       2012
        Q2       Q1       Q4       Q3       Q2       Q1       Q4     Q3
                                                               
Silver ounces produced 2                                                              
San Dimas 3       1,118       1,608       1,979       1,660       1,160       1,743       1,694     1,288
Yauliyacu       658       718       687       639       668       624       616     640
Peñasquito       2,054       2,052       2,047       1,636       1,440       1,093       1,445     1,940
Barrick 4       299       301       423       465       556       741       769     617
Other 5       2,182       2,185       2,119       2,450       2,586       2,038       2,345     2,251
Total silver ounces produced       6,311       6,864       7,255       6,850       6,410       6,239       6,869     6,736
                                                               
Gold ounces produced 2                                                              
777       11,611       12,785       14,134       18,259       16,986       16,951       19,615     11,824 ⁸
Sudbury       6,086       6,426       7,060       7,341       8,840       9,846       -     -
Salobo       8,486       8,903       10,067       8,061       6,342       4,677       -     -
Other 6       5,185       5,749       9,530       2,894       4,226       5,967       6,785     5,200
Total gold ounces produced       31,368       33,863       40,791       36,555       36,394       37,441       26,400     17,024
Silver equivalent ounces of gold produced 7       2,054       2,121       2,476       2,237       2,269       2,095       1,432     881
Silver equivalent ounces produced 7       8,365       8,985       9,731       9,087       8,679       8,334       8,301     7,617
                                                               
Silver ounces sold                                                              
San Dimas 3       1,194       1,529       2,071       1,560       1,194       1,850       1,629     1,178
Yauliyacu       111       1,097       674       13       559       149       1,097     184
Peñasquito       1,958       1,840       1,412       1,388       1,058       1,459       1,642     1,304
Barrick 4       291       361       397       447       560       753       826     528
Other 5       1,673       1,398       1,510       2,257       1,771       1,741       2,153     1,592
Total silver ounces sold       5,227       6,225       6,064       5,665       5,142       5,952       7,347     4,786
                                                               
Gold ounces sold                                                              
777       13,599       6,294       15,889       16,972       23,483       9,414       28,084     -
Sudbury       6,718       6,878       6,551       6,534       4,184       111       -     -
Salobo       11,902       10,560       6,944       6,490       2,793       720       -     -
Other 6       2,559       6,390       1,840       5,287       3,409       6,698       4,876     6,905
Total gold ounces sold       34,778       30,122       31,224       35,283       33,869       16,943       32,960     6,905
Silver equivalent ounces of gold sold 7       2,267       1,891       1,909       2,163       2,097       971       1,784     357
Silver equivalent ounces sold7       7,494       8,116       7,973       7,828       7,239       6,923       9,131     5,143
Gold / silver ratio 7       65.2       62.8       61.1       61.3       61.9       57.3       54.1     51.7
Cumulative payable silver equivalent ounces
produced but not yet delivered 9
      6,250       6,353       6,277       5,492       4,994       4,264       3,478     5,038

1)   All figures in thousands except gold ounces produced and sold.
2)   Ounces produced represent the quantity of silver and gold contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. 
Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the silver or gold interests
relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available.  Certain production figures may be
updated in future periods as additional information is received.
3)   The ounces produced and sold include ounces received from Goldcorp in connection with Goldcorp's four year commitment commencing
on August 6, 2010 to deliver to Silver Wheaton 1.5 million ounces of silver per annum resulting from their sale of San Dimas to Primero.
4)   Comprised of the Lagunas Norte, Pierina and Veladero silver interests.
5)   Comprised of the Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Mineral Park, Cozamin, Neves-Corvo, Stratoni, Keno Hill, Minto, 777, Aljustrel and Campo Morado
silver interests.
6)   Comprised of the Minto gold interest.
7)   Gold ounces produced and sold are converted to a silver equivalent basis based on either (i) the ratio of the average silver price received
to the average gold price received during the period from the assets that produce both gold and silver; or (ii) the ratio of the price of silver
to the price of gold on the date of sale as per the London Bullion Metal Exchange for the assets which produce only gold.
8)   Represents production for the period August 8, 2012 to September 30, 2012.
9)   Payable silver equivalent ounces produced but not yet delivered are based on management estimates.  These figures may be updated
in future periods as additional information is received

   

Results of Operations (unaudited)

The Company currently has nine reportable operating segments: the silver produced by the San Dimas, Yauliyacu, Peñasquito and Barrick mines, the gold produced by the 777, Sudbury and Salobo mines, the silver and gold produced by the Other mines and corporate operations.

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014
    Ounces
Produced²
    Ounces
Sold
  Sales     Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)
    Average
Cash
Cost
($'s Per
Ounce)3
    Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)
  Net
Earnings
  Cash Flow
From
Operations
  Total Assets
                                                     
Silver                                                    
  San Dimas 4   1,118     1,194   $ 23,775   $ 19.92   $ 4.17   $ 0.81   $ 17,822   $ 18,794   $ 155,274
  Yauliyacu   658     111     2,184     19.67     4.16     5.92     1,065     1,722     200,120
  Peñasquito   2,054     1,958     38,366     19.60     4.05     2.98     24,607     30,437     460,980
  Barrick 5   299     291     5,853     20.11     3.90     3.26     3,768     3,580     603,799
  Other 6   2,182     1,673     33,362     19.94     4.29     4.45     18,730     25,189     663,924
     6,311     5,227   $ 103,540   $ 19.81   $ 4.15   $ 3.03   $ 65,992   $ 79,722   $ 2,084,097
                                                     
Gold                                                    
  777   11,611     13,599   $ 17,621   $ 1,296   $ 400   $ 823   $ 994   $ 12,181   $ 263,661
  Sudbury   6,086     6,718     8,692     1,294     400     841     352     6,005     598,013
  Salobo   8,486     11,902     15,379     1,292     400     462     5,121     10,618     1,312,108
  Other 7   5,185     2,559     3,338     1,304     309     124     2,229     2,340     27,468
     31,368     34,778   $ 45,030   $ 1,295   $ 393   $ 651   $ 8,696   $ 31,144   $ 2,201,250
Silver equivalent 8   8,365     7,494   $ 148,570   $ 19.83   $ 4.72   $ 5.14   $ 74,688   $ 110,866   $ 4,285,347
                                                     
Corporate                                                    
  General and administrative                                     $ (10,375)            
  Other                                       (821)            
Total corporate                                     $ (11,196)   $ (8,323)   $ 236,248
    8,365     7,494   $ 148,570   $ 19.83   $ 4.72   $ 5.14   $ 63,492   $ 102,543   $ 4,521,595

1)   All figures in thousands except gold ounces produced and sold and per ounce amounts.
2)   Ounces produced represent the quantity of silver and gold contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions.  Production
figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the silver or gold interests relate or management
estimates in those situations where other information is not available.  Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as
additional information is received.
3)   Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release.
4)   Results for San Dimas include 375,000 ounces received from Goldcorp in connection with Goldcorp's four year commitment commencing on
August 6, 2010 to deliver to Silver Wheaton 1.5 million ounces of silver per annum resulting from their sale of San Dimas to Primero.
5)   Comprised of the operating Lagunas Norte, Pierina and Veladero silver interests in addition to the non-operating Pascua-Lama silver interest.
6)   Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Keno Hill, Mineral Park, Cozamin, Neves-Corvo, Stratoni, Campo Morado, Minto, 777 and
Aljustrel silver interests in addition to the non-operating Rosemont, Loma de La Plata and Constancia silver interests.
7)   Comprised of the operating Minto gold interest in addition to the non-operating Constancia and Rosemont gold interests.
8)   Gold ounces produced and sold are converted to a silver equivalent basis based on either (i) the ratio of the average silver price received to
the average gold price received during the period from the assets that produce both gold and silver; or (ii) the ratio of the price of silver to
the price of gold on the date of sale as per the London Bullion Metal Exchange for the assets which produce only gold.

 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2013
    Ounces
Produced²
    Ounces
Sold
  Sales     Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)
    Average
Cash
Cost
($'s Per
Ounce)3
    Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)
  Net
Earnings
  Cash Flow
From
Operations
  Total Assets
                                                     
Silver                                                    
  San Dimas 4   1,160     1,194   $ 27,319   $ 22.88   $ 4.14   $ 0.82   $ 21,407   $ 22,381   $ 160,454
  Yauliyacu   668     559     13,353     23.89     4.12     5.75     7,837     11,049     211,225
  Peñasquito   1,440     1,058     24,690     23.34     4.02     2.66     17,629     20,438     480,588
  Barrick 5   556     560     14,331     25.59     3.90     3.31     10,293     12,573     599,031
  Other 6   2,586     1,771     39,192     22.13     4.29     4.82     23,066     34,369     564,642
     6,410     5,142   $ 118,885   $ 23.12   $ 4.14   $ 3.38   $ 80,232   $ 100,810   $ 2,015,940
                                                     
Gold                                                    
  777   16,986     23,483   $ 33,872   $ 1,442   $ 400   $ 802   $ 5,655   $ 24,479   $ 306,367
  Sudbury   8,840     4,184     5,824     1,392     400     829     681     4,150     620,306
  Salobo   6,342     2,793     3,844     1,377     400     462     1,437     2,727     1,328,717
  Other 7   4,226     3,409     4,465     1,310     307     115     3,026     3,743     29,050
     36,394     33,869   $ 48,005   $ 1,417   $ 391   $ 708   $ 10,799   $ 35,099   $ 2,284,440
Silver equivalent 8   8,679     7,239   $ 166,890   $ 23.05   $ 4.77   $ 5.71   $ 91,031   $ 135,909   $ 4,300,380
                                                     
Corporate                                                    
  General and administrative                                     $ (8,876)            
  Other                                       (11,038)            
Total corporate                                     $ (19,914)   $ (10,651)   $ 95,632
    8,679     7,239   $ 166,890   $ 23.05   $ 4.77   $ 5.71   $ 71,117   $ 125,258   $ 4,396,012

1)   All figures in thousands except gold ounces produced and sold and per ounce amounts.
2)   Ounces produced represent the quantity of silver and gold contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions.  Production
figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the silver or gold interests relate or management
estimates in those situations where other information is not available.  Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as
additional information is received.
3)   Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release.
4)   Results for San Dimas include 375,000 ounces received from Goldcorp in connection with Goldcorp's four year commitment commencing on
August 6, 2010 to deliver to Silver Wheaton 1.5 million ounces of silver per annum resulting from their sale of San Dimas to Primero.
5)   Comprised of the operating Lagunas Norte, Pierina and Veladero silver interests in addition to the non-operating Pascua-Lama silver interest.
6)   Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Keno Hill, Mineral Park, Cozamin, Neves-Corvo, Stratoni, Campo Morado, Minto, 777 and
Aljustrel silver interests in addition to the non-operating Rosemont, Loma de La Plata and Constancia silver interests.
7)   Comprised of the operating Minto gold interest in addition to the non-operating Rosemont gold interest.
8)   Gold ounces produced and sold are converted to a silver equivalent basis based on either (i) the ratio of the average silver price received to
the average gold price received during the period from the assets that produce both gold and silver; or (ii) the ratio of the price of silver to
the price of gold on the date of sale as per the London Bullion Metal Exchange for the assets which produce only gold.

Non-IFRS Measures

Silver Wheaton has included, throughout this document, certain non-IFRS performance measures, including (i) operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted); (ii) average cash costs of silver and gold on a per ounce basis; and (iii) cash operating margin.

i.      Operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted) is calculated by dividing cash generated by operating activities by the weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic and diluted).  The Company presents operating cash flow per share as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metals mining industry who present results on a similar basis.
   
ii.      Average cash cost of silver and gold on a per ounce basis is calculated by dividing the total cost of sales, less depletion, by the ounces sold.  In the precious metals mining industry, this is a common performance measure but does not have any standardized meaning.  In addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance and ability to generate cash flow.
   
iii.      Cash operating margin is calculated by subtracting the average cash cost of silver and gold on a per ounce basis from the average realized selling price of silver and gold on a per ounce basis.  The Company presents cash operating margin as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metals mining industry who present results on a similar basis.

These non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and other companies may calculate these measures differently.  The presentation of these non-IFRS measures is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For more detailed information, please refer to Silver Wheaton's Management Discussion and Analysis available on the Company's website at www.silverwheaton.com and posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  

 

SOURCE Silver Wheaton Corp.



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