RANA: Rana Gruber's second quarter 2023 results
Mo i Rana, 29 August 2023 - The second quarter of 2023 was characterised by
continued high production volumes, no production-related injuries, successful
deployment of the first electrically operated machine, and led to dividends of
NOK 2.00 per share.
Rana Gruber produced 427 thousand metric tons in the quarter. That is 9 per cent
more than in the second quarter of 2022. The increase in production is a result
of ongoing process improvements in the entire value chain.
The first electrically operated machine in the underground mine was successfully
deployed, and preliminary results indicate excellent efficiency and machine
After quarter-end, Enova (owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment)
committed to providing support for 40 per cent of the additional costs for
electrically operated primary machines, based on today's prices, as compared to
fossil-powered machines in the underground mine.
The revenues came in at NOK 348.8 million, up from NOK 294.4 million in the
second quarter of 2022. The increase is explained by increased sales volumes,
reduced freight rates for shipments to Europe, and higher magnetite sales.
Currency translation effects from a weakened Norwegian krone added to the
revenue growth. Together with a cash cost of NOK 498/mt produced iron ore
concentrate, this resulted in an increased operating profit (EBITDA), which
ended at NOK 93.7 million (NOK 73.0 million).
The adjusted net profit amounted to NOK 106.1 million (NOK 79.9 million), and
the board of directors decided to pay out dividends per share of NOK 2.00.
"In the second quarter, we deployed the first electrically operated machine in
the underground mine. This marks a significant milestone in decarbonising the
operations and shows Rana Gruber's commitment to a more sustainable mining
industry. At the same time, we pay out 70 per cent of the adjusted net profit as
dividends to our shareholders - for the tenth quarter in a row," says Gunnar
Moe, CEO of Rana Gruber.
Please find enclosed the report for the second quarter of 2023.
The financial results will be presented by CEO Gunnar Moe and CFO Erlend Høyen,
29 August, 08.00 a.m. CET. There will also be a Q&A session.
The presentation and Q&A session will be made available through the following
A recording of the presentation will be available on
For more information, please contact:
CEO, Gunnar Moe
+47 941 47 650
CFO, Erlend Høyen
+47 902 02 741
About Rana Gruber
Rana Gruber is a Norwegian iron ore producer established in 1964, with
operations based on more than 200 years of mining experience. The company's
products are based on natural mineral resources, which are processed and
exported to customers worldwide. Key customers include steel producers and
participants in the chemical industry. The company has about 300 employees and a
production capacity of 1.8 million metric tons of iron ore concentrates.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section
5-12 in the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
This stock exchange announcement was published by Vegard Nerdal, IR at Rana
Gruber AS on 29 August 2023 at 07:00 CEST.