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Royal Gold posts 7% rise in Q3 FY13 revenue

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For the nine-month period ended March 31, 2013, royalty revenue was a record $231.9 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders was $58.5 million, or $0.93 per basic share. This compares to nine-month royalty revenue of $202.9 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $71.9 million, or $1.27 per basic share, for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2012.

DENVER(BullionStreet): Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSX:RGL) has announced net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $6.5 million, or $0.10 per basic share, on royalty revenue of $74.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. This compares to net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $26.0 million, or $0.44 per basic share, on royalty revenue of $69.6 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

Results for the quarter were impacted by two items. First, a non-cash loss was recognized on available-for-sale securities of $12.1 million associated with the common shares of Seabridge Gold, Inc. that were acquired as part of the June 2011 transaction regarding the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Project. Second, a higher income tax expense of $6.9 million was recognized during the quarter related to adjustments resulting from the filing of our June 30, 2012 income tax return.

The after tax effect of the securities loss and tax adjustments on basic earnings per share was $0.17 and $0.10, respectively. Excluding these items, net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders would have been $24.3 million, or $0.37 per basic share for the fiscal third quarter.

For the nine-month period ended March 31, 2013, royalty revenue was a record $231.9 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders was $58.5 million, or $0.93 per basic share. This compares to nine-month royalty revenue of $202.9 million and net income attributable to Royal Gold stockholders of $71.9 million, or $1.27 per basic share, for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA1 for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $66.1 million representing 89% of revenue, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $63.6 million or 91% of revenue for the prior year period. Cash flow from operations for the quarter was $68.1 million, or $1.05 per basic share, compared with $47.5 million, or $0.81 basic per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

The 7% increase in revenue for the quarter was largely driven by increased production at Andacollo and Holt, and the continued ramp up at Wolverine. These increases were partially offset during the period by production declines at Penasquito and Voisey’s Bay, as well as lower gold and other metal prices. The average price of gold for the quarter was $1,632 per ounce compared with $1,691 per ounce for the comparable period, a decrease of 3%.

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had a working capital surplus of $727.4 million. Current assets were $749.0 million compared to current liabilities of $21.6 million, resulting in a current ratio of approximately 35 to 1. In addition to available working capital, the Company has $350 million available under its revolving line of credit.

“Achieving another quarter of strong royalty revenue despite lower year-over-year average gold prices, highlights the strength of our royalty portfolio,” said Tony Jensen, Royal Gold's President and CEO.

“We expect to add Mt. Milligan to our producing portfolio of assets in the near future as production is scheduled to commence in the third calendar quarter of this year. In addition, our strong financial position allows us to seek new business opportunities as we look to expand our high quality portfolio,” he said.

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