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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
ý
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2013
Or
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                                   to                                  
Commission File Number: 001-33783
THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
British Columbia, Canada
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
98-0583591
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
26 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 810, Littleton, CO
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
80120
(Zip code)
(303) 761-8801
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer ý
 
Accelerated filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 (Do not check if a
smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o    No ý
As of May 8, 2013, there were 171,130,007 shares of the registrant's common stock, no par value, outstanding.


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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except share data)
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2013
 
2012
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
469.3

 
$
526.8

Accounts receivable
61.3

 
52.9

Accounts receivable-related parties
3.7

 
6.4

Product inventory
105.7

 
110.8

Material and supplies inventory
50.4

 
48.4

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
13.5

 
5.8

Income and mining taxes receivable
11.3

 
16.0

Restricted cash
25.0

 
37.1


740.2

 
804.2

Property, plant, equipment and development, net
2,622.6

 
2,538.9

Restricted cash
5.7

 
5.7

Reclamation deposits
29.5

 
30.1

Other assets
30.0

 
31.3


$
3,428.0

 
$
3,410.2

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

Current liabilities

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$
105.8

 
$
128.5

Income, mining and other taxes payable
0.8

 
0.6

Current portion of long-term debt
16.4

 
16.6

Current portion of long-term capital lease obligations
18.6

 
14.1

Deferred income tax liabilities
7.0

 
5.9

Other current liabilities
13.7

 
13.8


162.3

 
179.5

Gold Stream deferred revenue
731.6

 
669.6

Long-term debt
918.1

 
921.8

Long-term capital lease obligations
74.5

 
58.0

Other liabilities
5.8

 
5.3

Asset retirement obligations
35.1

 
36.6

Deferred income tax liabilities
122.1

 
137.5


2,049.5

 
2,008.3

Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)

 

Shareholders' equity

 

Common stock, no-par, 170,671,457 and 168,726,984 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
1,025.8

 
1,017.9

Additional paid-in capital
227.7

 
233.8

Retained earnings
93.2

 
92.3

Accumulated other comprehensive income
31.8

 
57.9


1,378.5

 
1,401.9


$
3,428.0

 
$
3,410.2

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
REVENUES

 

Molybdenum sales
$
104.7

 
$
109.6

Tolling, calcining and other
4.0

 
4.0

Total revenues
108.7

 
113.6

COSTS AND EXPENSES

 

Cost of sales

 

Operating expenses
68.6

 
99.6

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
12.8

 
19.6

Total cost of sales
81.4

 
119.2

Selling and marketing
2.3

 
1.9

Accretion expense
0.8

 
0.5

General and administrative
7.1

 
7.7

Exploration
0.1

 
0.8

Total costs and expenses
91.7

 
130.1

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
17.0

 
(16.5
)
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME)

 

Change in fair value of common stock purchase warrants

 
0.1

Loss (gain) on foreign exchange
19.4

 
(6.6
)
Interest and finance fees
0.1

 
1.5

Interest income
(0.2
)
 
(0.2
)
Other

 
(0.3
)
Total other expense (income)
19.3

 
(5.5
)
(Loss) before income and mining taxes
(2.3
)
 
(11.0
)
Income and mining tax (benefit)
(3.2
)
 
(12.1
)
NET INCOME
$
0.9

 
$
1.1

COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME

 

Foreign currency translation
(26.1
)
 
27.4

Total other comprehensive (loss) income
(26.1
)
 
27.4

Total comprehensive (loss) income
$
(25.2
)
 
$
28.5



 

NET INCOME PER SHARE

 

Basic
$
0.01

 
$
0.01

Diluted
$

 
$
0.01

Weighted-average number of common shares
 
 

Basic
169.7

 
168.1

Diluted
216.3

 
168.5

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions)
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

Net income
$
0.9

 
$
1.1

Items not affecting cash:

 

Change in fair value of common stock purchase warrants

 
0.1

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
12.8

 
19.6

Accretion expense
0.8

 
0.5

Amortization of finance fees

 
0.7

Stock-based compensation
1.4

 
1.5

Product inventory write downs
4.7

 
8.3

Deferred income tax benefit
(6.7
)
 
(11.3
)
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments

 
1.6

Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)
19.6

 
(5.1
)
Change in working capital accounts (Note 16)
(18.2
)
 
(13.9
)
Cash generated by operating activities
15.3

 
3.1

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

Capital expenditures
(155.1
)
 
(187.9
)
Capitalized interest payments
(7.9
)
 

Restricted cash
11.4

 
2.7

Reclamation (deposit) refund
(0.2
)
 
5.2

Cash used by investing activities
(151.8
)
 
(180.0
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

Proceeds from the Gold Stream Arrangement
62.0

 
45.0

Proceeds from sales leaseback transactions
27.3



Down payment on capital lease transactions
(2.7
)


Repayment of sale leaseback obligations
(1.0
)


Repayment of capital lease obligations
(2.5
)


Repayment of long-term debt
(3.9
)

(1.5
)
Proceeds from issuance of common shares, net
0.4


0.5

Cash generated by financing activities
79.6

 
44.0

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH
(0.6
)

1.1

DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(57.5
)

(131.8
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
526.8


294.5

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
469.3


$
162.7

Supplementary cash flow information (Note 16)

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Three months ended March 31, 2013
(UNAUDITED)
(in millions, except share data in thousands)
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-in
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Total
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Balances at December 31, 2012
168,727

 
$
1,017.9

 
$
233.8

 
$
92.3

 
$
57.9

 
$
1,401.9

Amortization of stock-based compensation

 

 
1.4

 

 

 
1.4

Stock option exercises
293

 
1.9

 
(1.5
)
 

 

 
0.4

Settlement of prepaid common stock purchase contracts
1,651

 
6.0

 
(6.0
)
 

 

 

Comprehensive loss:


 


 


 


 


 


Net income

 

 

 
0.9

 

 
0.9

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 
(26.1
)
 
(26.1
)
Total comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 
(25.2
)
Balances at March 31, 2013
170,671

 
$
1,025.8

 
$
227.7

 
$
93.2

 
$
31.8

 
$
1,378.5

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



1. Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q. In compliance with those instructions, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“US GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted. This report should be read in conjunction with Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.'s (“TCM” or the “Company”) consolidated financial statements and notes contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (the “2012 Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The information furnished herein reflects all adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods reported. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. TCM bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Accordingly, actual results may differ significantly from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Certain comparative information has been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation.
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of TCM and its subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Financial amounts are presented in United States (“US”) dollars unless otherwise stated. References to C$ are Canadian dollars.
2. Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable are carried at their estimated collectible amounts. Accounts receivable include trade receivables of $44.0 million and other receivables of $17.3 million as of March 31, 2013. Accounts receivable as of December 31, 2012 included trade receivables of $34.6 million and other receivables of $18.3 million. Other receivables primarily consist of $13.8 million and $12.9 million of Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax refundable to TCM as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.
3. Inventory
The carrying value of product inventory is as follows:
(in millions)
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Finished product
 
$
52.0

 
$
53.5

Work-in-process
 
26.9

 
32.3

Stockpiled material
 
26.8

 
25.0

 
 
$
105.7

 
$
110.8

As of March 31, 2013, the carrying value of TCM's in process and finished product inventory was $105.7 million net of lower-of-cost-or-market write downs. Total write downs were $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Inventory write downs in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income for the three months ended March 31, 2013 include $4.7 million of inventory write downs in operating expenses and $0.9 million of inventory write downs in depreciation, depletion and amortization.
As of March 31, 2012, the carrying value of TCM's in process and finished product inventory exceeded the market value. Total write downs were $11.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012. Beginning in the second quarter of 2012, lower-of-cost-or-market inventory write downs were allocated between operating expenses and depreciation, depletion and amortization. Amounts in the financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been reclassified to conform to the current year's presentation. The effect of the reclassification for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was an increase to depreciation, depletion and amortization and a decrease to operating expenses of $2.8 million.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

4. Property, Plant, Equipment and Development
Property, plant, equipment and development is comprised of the following:
(in millions)
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Mining properties and mineral reserves
 
$
982.8

 
$
978.0

Mining and milling equipment and facilities
 
493.7

 
467.5

Processing facilities
 
165.9

 
165.8

Construction-in-progress
 
1,156.7

 
1,089.0

Other
 
18.7

 
18.2

 
 
2,817.8

 
2,718.5

Less: Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization
 
(195.2
)
 
(179.6
)
 
 
$
2,622.6

 
$
2,538.9

The construction-in-progress balance includes $1,147.9 million and $1,079.8 million related to TCM's Mt. Milligan project currently under construction in British Columbia ("Mt. Milligan") as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. Capitalized assets related to the Endako Mine were subject to an asset impairment during the year ended December 31, 2012. See Note 6 of TCM's 2012 Form 10-K for further discussion of the asset impairment.
Allowances, which will be used to offset future taxable income, generated from qualifying new mine development costs are included as reductions to construction-in-progress in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets by $58.0 million and $55.4 million as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.
5. Derivative Financial Instruments
TCM enters into various derivative financial instruments in its normal course of operations, including, but not limited to, provisionally-priced and fixed-price contracts to buy or sell molybdenum, commodity forward contracts, forward currency contracts and common stock purchase warrant contracts.
None of TCM's derivative instruments are treated as hedges for accounting purposes and all are recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income, except those contracts for which TCM has elected to apply the normal purchases and normal sales scope exception.
TCM is exposed to credit loss when counterparties with which it has entered into derivative transactions are unable to pay. To reduce counterparty credit exposure, TCM deals primarily with large, credit-worthy financial institutions and companies and limits credit exposure to each. TCM believes the counterparties to the contracts to be credit-worthy entities, and therefore, TCM believes credit risk of counterparty non-performance is relatively low.
The fair value of TCM's assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis was immaterial to TCM's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012.
For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the impact of derivative instruments was immaterial to TCM's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income.
For the three months ended March 31, 2012, TCM recorded a $1.4 million gain within Loss (gain) on foreign exchange in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income. The impact of other derivative instruments was immaterial to TCM's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income.
6. Fair Value Measurement
US GAAP defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The standards establish a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between (1) market participant assumptions developed based on market data obtained from independent sources (observable inputs) and (2) an entity's own assumptions about market participant assumptions developed based on the best

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(Unaudited)

information available in the circumstances (unobservable inputs). The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:
Level 1
 
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.
Level 2
 
Quoted prices in markets that are not active or inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3
 
Prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable (supported by little or no market activity).
The following table sets forth TCM's liabilities measured at fair value by level within the fair value hierarchy. As required, liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
(in millions)
 
Fair Value at March 31, 2013
 
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior secured notes
 
$
384.8

 
$

 
$
384.8

 
$

Senior unsecured notes
 
479.3

 

 
479.3

 

Tangible equity units (tMEDS) (see Note 10)
 
21.3

 

 

 
21.3

 
 
$
885.4

 
$

 
$
864.1

 
$
21.3

(in millions)
 
Fair Value at December 31, 2012
 
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior secured notes
 
$
363.5

 
$

 
$
363.5

 
$

Senior unsecured notes
 
478.9

 

 
478.9

 

tMEDS
 
27.8

 

 

 
27.8

 
 
$
870.2

 
$

 
$
842.4

 
$
27.8

The sensitivity to changes in the unobservable inputs and their impact on the fair value measurement of senior secured and unsecured notes can be significant. The significant unobservable inputs for the senior secured notes, unsecured notes and tMEDS are risk-free interest rates and credit spread assumptions. The risk-free interest rate and the credit spread are negatively correlated to the fair value measure. An increase (decrease) in risk-free interest rates or the credit spread will decrease (increase) the fair value measure. TCM determined the fair value of senior secured and unsecured notes using a discounted cash flow valuation model, consisting of inputs such as risk-free interest rates and credit spreads. TCM determined the fair value of the debt component of tMEDS using a discounted cash flow model by obtaining yields for comparably-rated issuers trading in the market, considering the market yield of existing TCM debt and the credit rating of TCM.
There were no transfers into or out of Level 3 during the three months ended March 31, 2013. TCM's policy is to recognize transfers into and out of Level 3 as of the actual date of the event or change in circumstances.
7. Leases
Capital Leases
On March 30, 2011, TCM entered into an equipment financing facility, as amended from time to time (the "Equipment Facility"), pursuant to which Caterpillar Financial Services Limited ("Caterpillar") agreed to underwrite up to $132.0 million in mobile fleet equipment financing for the Mt. Milligan project. Each borrowing under the Equipment Facility represents a capital lease and has a term of 48 or 60 months. Interest on the amounts borrowed under the Equipment Facility is payable at either floating or fixed rates, at TCM's option. TCM's ability to borrow under the Equipment Facility terminates in December 2013 (or such later date as may be agreed upon by Caterpillar), and any unused commitments under the Equipment Facility will

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

then terminate and no longer be available to TCM. At the end of each 48- or 60-month lease period, TCM has the option to purchase the underlying equipment for a nominal sum.
The Equipment Facility includes non-financial covenants, and as of March 31, 2013, TCM was in compliance with these covenants. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, TCM had $93.1 million and $72.1 million, respectively, in outstanding borrowings under the Equipment Facility. Interest pertaining to the Equipment Facility is allocable to the cost of developing mining properties and to constructing new facilities and is capitalized until assets are ready for their intended use. For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, TCM capitalized $1.3 million and $0.2 million, respectively, of the interest and debt issuance costs associated with the Equipment Facility. For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, $0.9 million and nil, respectively, of interest related to the Equipment Facility was paid.
During the first quarter of 2013, TCM entered into a sale-leaseback transaction with Caterpillar with respect to certain equipment pursuant to the Equipment Facility. As of March 31, 2013, TCM had received $27.3 million in cash from Caterpillar for the sale of equipment, which was subsequently leased back. Interest payments are based on a fixed rate. The lease is considered to be a capital lease resulting in an increase to TCM's capital lease obligation of $24.6 million after an upfront payment of $2.7 million.
TCM's total capital lease obligations consist of the following:
(in millions)
 
March 31, 2013

 
December 31, 2012

Capital leases
 
$
28.2

 
$
29.8

Sales-leaseback
 
64.9

 
42.3

Total
 
$
93.1

 
$
72.1

8. Debt
TCM's total debt consists of the following:
(in millions)
 
March 31, 2013

 
December 31, 2012

Senior secured notes, net of discount
 
$
346.9

 
$
346.8

Senior unsecured notes
 
550.0

 
550.0

tMEDS
 
27.9

 
30.6

Equipment loans
 
9.5

 
10.6

Other
 
0.2

 
0.4

Total debt
 
934.5

 
938.4

Less: current portion
 
(16.4
)
 
(16.6
)
Total long-term debt
 
$
918.1

 
$
921.8

9.75% Senior Secured Notes
On November 27, 2012, TCM issued $350.0 million of 9.75% senior secured notes (the “2017 Notes”). The proceeds received in the offering were $336.8 million, net of financing fees of $10.0 million and a discount of $3.2 million. TCM is utilizing the net proceeds from the 2017 Notes offering to fund the development of Mt. Milligan and for general working capital purposes. The 2017 Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by substantially all of TCM's subsidiaries and are secured by a first priority lien subjected to permitted liens on substantially all of the Company's and the guarantors' property and assets.
The 2017 Notes mature on December 1, 2017 and accrue interest from November 27, 2012 until maturity at a fixed rate of 9.75% per year. Interest on the 2017 Notes is payable on February 1 and August 1 of each year, commencing February 1, 2013, to the holders of record at the close of business on the January 15 and July 15 prior to each interest payment date. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, TCM paid $6.1 million of interest and capitalized $9.1 million of the interest, discount amortization and debt issuance costs associated with the 2017 Notes. See Note 10 of TCM's 2012 Form 10-K for further discussion.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

For purposes of the fair market value disclosed in Note 6, the carrying value of the 2017 Notes as of March 31, 2013 was lower than the fair value of approximately $384.8 million.
12.5% Senior Unsecured Notes
On May 11, 2012, TCM issued $200.0 million of 12.5% senior unsecured notes (the “2019 Notes”). The proceeds received in the offering were $193.1 million, net of financing fees of $6.9 million. The net proceeds from the 2019 Notes offering were used to fund the development of Mt. Milligan and for general working capital purposes. The 2019 Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by substantially all of TCM's subsidiaries.
The 2019 Notes mature on May 1, 2019 and accrue interest from May 11, 2012 until maturity at a fixed rate of 12.5% per year. Interest on the 2019 Notes is payable on May 1 and November 1 of each year, commencing November 1, 2012, to the holders of record at the close of business on the April 15 and October 15 prior to each interest payment date. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, TCM capitalized $6.5 million of interest and debt issuance costs associated with the 2019 Notes. See Note 10 of TCM's 2012 Form 10-K for further discussion.
For purposes of the fair market value disclosed in Note 6, the carrying value of the 2019 Notes as of March 31, 2013 was higher than the fair value of approximately $195.1 million.
7.375% Senior Unsecured Notes
On May 20, 2011, TCM issued of $350.0 million of 7.375% senior unsecured notes (the "2018 Notes"). The proceeds received in the offering were $339.9 million, net of financing fees of $10.1 million. TCM used the net proceeds from the 2018 Notes offering to fund the development of Mt. Milligan and for general working capital purposes. The 2018 Notes are guaranteed on a senior basis by substantially all of TCM's subsidiaries.
The 2018 Notes mature on June 1, 2018 and accrue interest from May 20, 2011 until maturity at a fixed rate of 7.375% per year. Interest is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year, and the first interest payment occurred on December 1, 2011. Interest is payable to the holders of record at the close of business on the May 15 and November 15 prior to each interest payment date. For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, $6.8 million and $7.0 million, respectively, of interest and debt issuance costs related to the 2018 Notes was capitalized. See Note 10 of TCM's 2012 Form 10-K for further discussion.
For purposes of fair market value disclosed in Note 6, the carrying value of the 2018 Notes as of March 31, 2013 was higher than its fair value of approximately $284.2 million.
Mobile Mining Equipment Loans
On December 8, 2010, TCM executed an equipment financing agreement with Caterpillar in the amount of $12.8 million secured by six units of mobile mining equipment purchased by TCM during 2010. This fixed-rate loan bears interest at 3.6%, is scheduled to mature no later than December 8, 2015 and has an outstanding payable amount of $7.3 million as of March 31, 2013. TCM has an additional fixed-rate loan bearing interest at 5.9% that is scheduled to mature no later than October 31, 2013 and has an outstanding payable amount of $2.1 million as of March 31, 2013.
9. Gold Stream Arrangement
Pursuant to an agreement dated October 2010, as subsequently amended in December 2011 and August 2012, with a subsidiary of Royal Gold, Inc. ("Royal Gold") (referred to as the "Gold Stream Arrangement"), TCM agreed to sell Royal Gold 52.25% of the refined gold production from Mt. Milligan for a total upfront payment of $781.5 million plus $435 per ounce, or the prevailing market rate if lower than $435 per ounce, when the gold is delivered. Pursuant to this Gold Stream Arrangement, TCM received total cash payments from Royal Gold through March 31, 2013 of $731.6 million, comprised of a payment of $62.0 million on March 4, 2013 and payments of $305.0 million in 2012, $138.1 million in 2011 and $226.5 million in 2010. The remaining future scheduled payments by Royal Gold of $49.9 million are to be paid as follows: $37.0 million on June 1, 2013 and $12.9 million on September 1, 2013.
TCM must maintain a deposit record during the term of the Gold Stream Arrangement wherein TCM reduces the $781.5 million paid by Royal Gold by the difference between the current market price at the time of sale of refined gold to Royal Gold and $435 per ounce, multiplied by the amount of refined gold sold in such sale. If, at the end of the initial 50-year term of the agreement, the total deposit amount reflected in the deposit record has not been reduced to nil, TCM must pay to Royal Gold the remaining balance reflected in the deposit record.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Royal Gold has a security interest in all of the Mt. Milligan assets until its total deposit amount has been reduced to nil. Royal Gold's security interest is subject to subordination to project or corporate financings by TCM, except that, in such circumstances, Royal Gold retains a first priority interest in 52.25% of the refined gold from Mt. Milligan. After the total deposit amount has been reduced to nil, Royal Gold's security will consist solely of its first priority interest in 52.25% of the refined gold. The cash payments received under the Gold Stream Arrangement are recorded as deferred revenue and classified as a long-term liability in TCM's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Once Mt. Milligan is in production and begins delivering gold to Royal Gold, the liability will be amortized over the life of the mine based on the amount of gold delivered.
In the event of any default under the Gold Stream Arrangement, Royal Gold could require TCM to repay the deposits received from Royal Gold, which amounts totaled $731.6 million as of March 31, 2013.
10. Tangible Equity Units (tMEDS)
On May 11, 2012, TCM completed a public offering of 8,800,000 tMEDS with a stated value of $25.00 each. Each tMEDS unit consists of a prepaid common stock purchase contract and a senior amortizing note due May 15, 2015. The prepaid common stock purchase contracts were recorded as additional paid-in-capital (a component of shareholders' equity), net of issuance costs, and the senior amortizing notes have been recorded as long-term debt. Issuance costs associated with the debt component were recorded as a prepaid expense, which will be amortized using the straight-line method over the term of the instrument to May 15, 2015. The unamortized prepaid expense related to the tMEDS was $0.9 million as of March 31, 2013. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, TCM paid $0.9 million of interest and had capitalized interest and debt issuance costs of $0.9 million associated with tMEDS.
At any time prior to the third business day immediately preceding May 15, 2015, the holder may settle the purchase contract early. Purchase contracts settled prior to November 10, 2012 were settled at 4.3562, which is 95% of the minimum settlement rate. Purchase contracts settled on or after November 11, 2012 but prior to the third business day preceding May 15, 2015 will be settled for 4.5855, subject in either case to certain adjustments. During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, holders settled 360,000 purchase contracts and TCM issued 1,650,780 shares of common stock.
For purposes of the fair market value disclosed in Note 6, the carrying values of the tMEDS as of March 31, 2013 were higher than the fair values of approximately $21.3 million.
11. Stock-Based Compensation
 Long-Term Incentive Plan
On May 6, 2010, TCM's shareholders approved the 2010 Long-Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP"). The LTIP allows TCM to grant stock options, share appreciation rights, restricted shares, restricted share units ("RSUs"), performance share units ("PSUs") or shares granted as bonus compensation. As of March 31, 2013, TCM has granted stock options, PSUs and RSUs under the LTIP, as discussed below.
TCM does not realize a tax benefit for stock-based awards granted to Canadian employees under the current Canadian tax law.
i)   Stock Options
The expiration date and vesting provisions of stock options granted are established at the time an award is made. Stock options vest over three years and are exercisable over a period of time not to exceed 10 years from the grant date but generally expire five years from the grant date. When an option is exercised, TCM issues the requisite shares from authorized but unissued common stock. The exercise price of options granted prior to March 1, 2011 is equal to the greater of: (i) the volume weighted-average trading price of the underlying shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange over the five consecutive trading days immediately before the grant date and (ii) if the award date occurs in a trading black-out period, the weighted-average trading price over the five consecutive trading days immediately after the black-out period has been lifted. The exercise price of options granted after March 1, 2011 is equal to the volume weighted-average trading price of the underlying shares over the five consecutive trading days immediately before the grant date.
The following table summarizes stock option activity during the three months ended March 31, 2013:

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

(options in thousands)
 
Options
 
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
 
 
(000's)
 
(a)
Stock options outstanding at January 1, 2013
 
2,459

 
$
11.50

Granted
 
233

 
3.36

Exercised
 

 

Canceled/expired/forfeited
 
(42
)
 
10.60

Stock options outstanding at March 31, 2013
 
2,650

 
$
10.80

(a)
The weighted-average exercise price of options outstanding is shown in US dollars as the majority of the options granted starting in 2011 have a strike price denominated in US dollars. Options with a Canadian dollar strike price have been converted to US dollars for disclosure purposes using the exchange rates on the respective date of grant.
For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, TCM recorded compensation expense related to stock options of $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively.
ii)    Performance Share Units
The following table summarizes the PSU activity during the three months ended March 31, 2013:
(units in thousands)
 
Units
 
Weighted-Average
Fair Value
 
 
(000's)
 

Outstanding at January 1, 2013
 
845

 
$
11.95

PSUs granted
 
933

 
4.21

Canceled/expired/forfeited
 
(12
)
 
12.01

Outstanding at March 31, 2013
 
1,766

 
$
7.86

The vesting of the PSUs granted prior to January 1, 2012 is contingent upon employee service and the performance of TCM's share price relative to the established award price. At each anniversary date during the vesting period, if the per share closing price of TCM's common stock on such date is at or higher than the award price, then the awards will vest one-third on each anniversary date, and the requisite shares will be issued from authorized but unissued common stock. If the closing price is less than the award price, and therefore, the market condition is not achieved, then those PSUs do not vest and are carried forward to the following anniversary date. PSUs not vested at the end of the three-year vesting period will expire.
The vesting of the PSUs granted during 2013 and 2012 is contingent upon two performance metrics: 1) TCM's Total Shareholder Return (TSR) relative to the Russell 2000 Index during the three-year performance period and 2) the proven and probable mine reserves replaced by TCM during the three-year performance period. The PSUs cliff vest three years from the date of issuance upon achievement of the above metrics.
All PSUs granted are accounted for at fair value using a Monte Carlo simulation valuation model on the date of grant. The Monte Carlo model is based on random projections of stock price paths. Expected volatility is calculated using a weighted average of historical daily volatilities and implied volatility and represents the extent to which TCM's stock price performance is expected to fluctuate during each of the three calendar-year periods of the award's anticipated term.
For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, TCM recorded compensation expense related to the PSUs of $0.6 million and $0.6 million, respectively.
iii)     Restricted Stock Units
The following table summarizes RSU activity during the three months ended March 31, 2013:

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

 
 
Units
 
Weighted-Average
Fair Value
 
 
(000's)
 

Outstanding at January 1, 2013
 
534

 
$
9.30

RSUs granted
 
965

 
3.31

RSUs vested and common shares issued
 
(151
)
 
8.82

Canceled/expired/forfeited
 
(22
)
 
8.82

Outstanding at March 31, 2013
 
1,326

 
$
5.00

TCM accounts for RSUs at fair value, which is based on the market value of TCM's common shares on the day of grant and recognized over the vesting period of 3 years. Upon vesting, TCM will issue the requisite shares from authorized but unissued common stock. For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, TCM recorded $0.6 million and $0.4 million of compensation expense related to the RSUs, respectively.
12. Commitments and Contingencies
Legal Matters
Below are descriptions of certain legal actions that involve certain properties of TCM. Although the results of legal actions cannot be predicted with certainty, it is the opinion of management that the resolution of these actions is not likely to have a material adverse effect on TCM's future consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In May 2010, the Stellat'en First Nation filed a petition in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the British Columbia Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and TCM alleging that the Endako Mine and the mill expansion project at the Endako Mine represent infringements of the aboriginal title of the petitioners and impacts to their aboriginal rights, and that the government breached its duty to consult with the Stellat'en First Nation in relation to the impacts of the Endako Mine and the mill expansion. The petitioners sought a declaration that the Provincial Crown did not fulfill its duty to consult with them in relation to the mill expansion project, a declaration that the mining permits and/or tenures held by TCM are invalid, an order quashing or setting aside the decision to issue a permit amendment to TCM and an injunction prohibiting further construction or alterations relating to the mill expansion project. The matter was heard by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in a hearing that took place in the first quarter of 2011. In August 2011, the Court dismissed the petitioners' claims in full. The Stellat'en First Nation subsequently filed a notice of appeal from that decision to the Court of Appeal of British Columbia seeking to have the decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia set aside and seeking an order staying the permit amendment and any future permitting until the Province has engaged in further consultation. The government and TCM filed materials in response to the notice of appeal, and the matter was heard by the Court of Appeal in a hearing that took place in early November 2012. The timing of the release of the Court's decision in this matter is unknown.
In April 2012, the Stellat'en First Nation filed a new petition in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the British Columbia Minister of Energy, Mine and Petroleum Resources and TCM making similar allegations to those discussed above in relation to a new permit amendment and new water license granted to TCM in March 2012 for the Endako Mine. In April 2012, the parties agreed to put this matter into abeyance. However, in January 2013, the Stellat'en First Nation indicated that they wish to proceed with this new petition. No date for hearing the new petition has been set.
Molybdenum Purchases
In the normal course of operations, TCM enters into agreements for the purchase of molybdenum. As of March 31, 2013, TCM had commitments to purchase approximately 9.6 million pounds of molybdenum sulfide concentrate throughout the remainder of 2013 to 2016, to be priced at a discount to the market price for molybdenum oxide at the time of purchase.
Molybdenum Sales
In the normal course of operations, TCM enters into certain molybdenum sales contracts where it sells future production at fixed prices. As of March 31, 2013, TCM had commitments to sell approximately 64.0 thousand pounds of molybdenum oxide throughout the remainder of 2013 and 2014 at an average price of $12.93 per pound.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Copper Concentrate Sales Agreements
In 2012, TCM entered into three copper concentrate sales agreements, whereby TCM, among other things, agreed to sell an aggregate of approximately 85% of the copper-gold-silver concentrate produced at Mt. Milligan during 2013 and 2014 and an aggregate of approximately 120,000 dry metric tons (“DMT”) in each of the two calendar years thereafter. Under one of the agreements, TCM has the option to sell to the counterparty, and the counterparty has the obligation to purchase from TCM, additional concentrate up to an amount equal to 40,000 DMT per year during each of 2015 and 2016. Pricing under these concentrate sales agreements will be determined by reference to specified published reference prices during the applicable quotation periods. Payment for the concentrate will be based on the price for the agreed copper, gold and silver content of the parcels delivered, less smelting and refining charges and certain other deductions, if applicable. The copper smelting and refining charges will be negotiated in good faith and agreed by the parties for each contract year based on terms generally acknowledged as industry benchmark terms. The gold and silver refining charges are as specified in the agreements.
Capital Purchase Commitments
As of March 31, 2013, TCM had open purchase orders, contracts and capital purchase commitments of $100.6 million for engineering and equipment related to the development of Mt. Milligan and open purchase orders, contracts and capital purchase commitments of $6.5 million for the development of the permanent operations residence at Mt. Milligan.
Guarantees
In April 2010, TCM entered into a credit support agreement with British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority ("BC Hydro") related to the mill expansion project at the Endako Mine. Under this agreement, TCM is required to post financial assurance in an amount equal to BC Hydro's estimated out-of-pocket costs for work on the Endako mill expansion project. Subsequent to the commissioning of the new mill and subject to annual measurements of BC Hydro's incremental revenues following the mill's commissioning, some or all of this financial assurance may, thereafter, be released in amounts equal to the incremental revenues generated until such time as the full amount of financial assurance has been released or until such time as the expiration period has been reached. The amount of the financial assurance as of March 31, 2013 was approximately C$16.5 million. The financial assurance is comprised of a guarantee for C$5.3 million and a surety bond for approximately C$11.2 million. Sojitz Moly Resources, Inc. (“Sojitz”) has agreed to reimburse TCM for 25% of any amounts paid under the C$5.3 million guarantee. The surety bond can be drawn down in the event of a shortfall in incremental revenues after the commissioning of the new mill facility. At this time, TCM does not anticipate having to post any additional financial assurance with respect to the BC Hydro credit support agreement.
As of March 31, 2013, a shortfall in Endako's future electric power usage that would result in incremental payments to BC Hydro cannot be determined and is not deemed to be probable. As such, no accrual has been recorded. An accrual for any expected shortfall will be recorded if and when it is determined that a shortfall is probable and a reasonable estimate can be made.
13. Income and Mining Tax Benefit
Income and mining taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012, was a benefit of $3.2 million and $12.1 million, respectively. The tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2013 differs from the tax that would result from applying the Canadian federal and provincial income tax rates primarily due to the US percentage depletion benefit and the pre-tax Endako Mine book loss, which has no tax benefit as a result of a valuation allowance recognized, in part, as a result of the asset impairment in the fourth quarter of 2012. The tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 differs from the tax that would result from applying the Canadian federal and provincial income tax rates primarily due to the US percentage depletion benefit and the pre-tax book loss, attributable primarily to Canadian operations, for the first quarter of 2012. The tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was also impacted by an immaterial correction of $1.8 million related to the British Columbia mineral tax associated with TCM's share of the expansion costs at the Endako Mine. The adjustment relates to the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
14. Net Income per Share
The following is a reconciliation of net income and weighted-average common shares outstanding for purposes of calculating diluted net income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2013
 
2012
Net income
 
$
0.9

 
$
1.1

Basic weighted-average number of shares outstanding
 
169.7

 
168.1

Effect of dilutive securities
 
 
 
 
Common stock purchase warrants
 

 
0.4

Share-based awards
 
0.2

 

Prepaid common stock purchase contracts
 
46.4

 

Diluted weighted-average number of shares outstanding
 
216.3

 
168.5

Net income per share
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.01

 
$
0.01

Diluted
 
$

 
$
0.01

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, approximately 2.3 million options and 1.7 million of PSUs were excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares as the exercise prices exceeded the price of the common stock. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, approximately 1.3 million of RSUs were excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares as the effect would have been anti-dilutive under the treasury stock method.
For the three months ended March 31, 2012, approximately 2.5 million stock options, 0.9 million of PSUs and 0.7 million of RSUs were excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares as the exercise prices exceeded the average price of TCM's common stock for the period.
15. Related Party Transactions
Total sales by TCM to Sojitz, TCM's Endako Mine joint venture partner, were $15.3 million and $17.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. This represented 14.1% and 15.2% of TCM's total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
For the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, TCM recorded management fee income of nil and $0.1 million and selling and marketing costs of $0.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively, from Sojitz.
As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, TCM's related accounts receivable owing from Sojitz were $3.7 million and $6.4 million, respectively.
16. Supplementary Cash Flow Information
 (in millions)
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Change in working capital accounts:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
$
(5.9
)
 
$
20.2

Product inventory
0.6

 
(17.4
)
Material and supplies inventory
(2.6
)
 
1.4

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(7.8
)
 
(2.2
)
Income and mining taxes receivable
4.6

 
0.7

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(7.1
)
 
(17.8
)
Income and mining taxes payable

 
1.2

 
$
(18.2
)
 
$
(13.9
)
Cash interest paid
$
7.9

 
$
0.2

Income and mining taxes (refund) paid, net
$
(1.1
)
 
$
2.2


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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, the cash interest paid of $7.9 million was all capitalized interest payments related to the Company's debt, as described in Note 8. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, TCM had no capitalized interest payments; cash interest paid was related to equipment financing loans.
Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities
(in millions)
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Investing activities
 
 
 
Increase in capital expenditure accrual
$

 
$
20.3

Capitalized interest
$
23.7

 
$
6.6

17. Concentration of Credit Risk
TCM is exposed to counterparty risk from its cash and cash equivalent balances and its reclamation deposits held by financial institutions and governmental entities. TCM monitors its positions with, and the credit quality of, the financial institutions and companies in which it invests its cash and cash equivalents and that hold its reclamation deposits. Counterparties to cash balances and its reclamation deposits, other than balances maintained in various bank operating accounts, are US and Canadian institutions and the US and Canadian governments.
TCM manages its credit risk from its accounts receivable through its collection activities. As of March 31, 2013, TCM had five customers who owed TCM more than $3.0 million and accounted for approximately 28.8% of total accounts and other receivables outstanding. Another five customers had balances greater than $1.0 million but less than $3.0 million that accounted for approximately 14.0% of total accounts and other receivables. All of these balances were compliant with credit terms and scheduled payment dates.
TCM's maximum counterparty and credit risk exposure is the carrying value of its cash and cash equivalents and accounts receivable. The carrying amounts of accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and fixed-rate debt, excluding the 2017 Notes, 2018 Notes, 2019 Notes and tMEDS, as discussed in Notes 8 and 10, approximate fair value as of March 31, 2013.
18. Segment Information
TCM has three reportable segments, based on products and geography: US Operations Molybdenum, Canadian Operations Molybdenum and Copper-Gold (Development). The US Operations Molybdenum segment includes all mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and sale of molybdenum products from the TC Mine and the Langeloth Facility, including the roasting at the Langeloth Facility of molybdenum products from the Endako Mine and all roasting and sales of third-party purchased material. The Canadian Operations Molybdenum segment includes all mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and sale of molybdenum products from the 75% owned Endako Mine. The Copper-Gold (Development) segment includes all development expenditures and development site administration from Mt. Milligan. The Inter-segment represents the elimination of management fee income, revenue and cost of sales of product transported from the Canadian Operations to the US Operations for processing.
TCM's chief operating decision makers (Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer) evaluate segment performance based on segment revenue less costs and expenses. TCM attributes other income and expenses to the reporting segments if the income or expense is directly related to segment operations, as described above. TCM does not allocate corporate expenditures such as general and administrative, exploration and interest income and expense items to its reporting segments, unless such expenditures are directly related to segment operations. Segment information for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 is as follows:
For the three months ended March 31, 2013:

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

(in millions)
US
Operations
Molybdenum
 
Canadian
Operations
Molybdenum
 
Copper-Gold
(Development)
 
Inter-
segment
 
Total
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molybdenum sales
$
89.8

 
$
14.9

 
$

 
$

 
$
104.7

Tolling, calcining and other
4.0

 

 

 

 
4.0


93.8

 
14.9

 

 

 
108.7

Cost and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
53.4

 
15.2

 

 

 
68.6

Selling and marketing
1.7

 
0.8

 

 
(0.2
)
 
2.3

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
7.5

 
4.8

 

 

 
12.3

Accretion expense
0.3

 
0.4

 
0.1

 

 
0.8


62.9

 
21.2

 
0.1

 
(0.2
)
 
84.0

Segment revenue less costs and expenses
30.9

 
(6.3
)
 
(0.1
)
 
0.2

 
24.7

Other segment expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss on foreign exchange
0.7

 
1.6

 
3.8

 

 
6.1

Segment income (loss) before income and mining taxes
$
30.2

 
$
(7.9
)
 
$
(3.9
)
 
$
0.2

 
$
18.6


For the three months ended March 31, 2012:
(in millions)
US
Operations
Molybdenum
 
Canadian
Operations
Molybdenum
 
Copper-Gold
(Development)
 
Inter-
segment
 
Total
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molybdenum sales
$
84.5

 
$
25.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
109.6

Tolling, calcining and other
4.0

 

 

 

 
4.0


88.5

 
25.1

 

 

 
113.6

Cost and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
70.9

 
28.7

 

 

 
99.6

Selling and marketing
1.4

 
0.8

 

 
(0.3
)
 
1.9

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
5.7

 
13.3

 

 

 
19.0

Accretion expense
0.4

 
0.1

 

 

 
0.5


78.4

 
42.9

 

 
(0.3
)
 
121.0

Segment revenue less costs and expenses
10.1

 
(17.8
)
 

 
0.3

 
(7.4
)
Other segment income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain on foreign exchange
(0.6
)
 
(0.9
)
 
(3.0
)
 

 
(4.5
)
Segment income (loss) before income and mining taxes
$
10.7

 
$
(16.9
)
 
$
3.0

 
$
0.3

 
$
(2.9
)



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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Segment Income to Net Income
(in millions)
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Segment income (loss)
$
18.6

 
$
(2.9
)
Other (income) expense

 

Change in fair value of common stock purchase warrants

 
0.1

General and administrative
7.1

 
7.7

Exploration
0.1

 
0.8

Interest (income) expense, net
(0.1
)
 
1.3

Loss (gain) on foreign exchange
13.3

 
(2.1
)
Corporate depreciation
0.5

 
0.6

Other

 
(0.3
)
Loss before income and mining taxes
(2.3
)
 
(11.0
)
Income and mining benefit expense
(3.2
)
 
(12.1
)
Net income
$
0.9

 
$
1.1

Other segment information regarding capital expenditures, assets and liabilities, including the assets and liabilities attributed to corporate operations, is as follows (in millions):
As of March 31, 2013
 US Operations Molybdenum
 
 Canadian Operations Molybdenum
 
 Copper-Gold (Development)
 
 Inter-segment
 
 Total
Capital expenditures (1)
$
0.3

 
$
0.3

 
$
154.4

 
$
0.1

 
$
155.1

Property, plant, equipment and development
$
275.9

 
$
181.6

 
$
2,160.2

 
$
4.9

 
$
2,622.6

Assets
$
480.1

 
$
247.4

 
$
2,240.9

 
$
459.6

 
$
3,428.0

Liabilities
$
81.8

 
$
19.1

 
$
882.8

 
$
1,065.8

 
$
2,049.5

As of March 31, 2012
 US Operations Molybdenum
 
 Canadian Operations Molybdenum
 
 Copper-Gold (Development)
 
 Inter-segment
 
 Total
Capital expenditures (2)
$
4.9

 
$
42.1

 
$
140.8

 
$
0.1

 
$
187.9

Property, plant, equipment and development
$
291.5

 
$
740.0

 
$
1,552.7

 
$
6.2

 
$
2,590.4

Goodwill
$
47.0

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
47.0

Assets
$
583.3

 
$
815.0

 
$
1,605.3

 
$
79.5

 
$
3,083.1

Liabilities
$
92.1

 
$
128.9

 
$
698.7

 
$
403.5

 
$
1,323.2

(1)  Capital expenditures are for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
(2)  Capital expenditures are for the three months ended March 31, 2012.
19. Guarantor Financial Information
TCM has not presented separate combined financial statements of subsidiary guarantors that guarantee the 2017 Notes, 2018 Notes and 2019 Notes, because (1) each of the subsidiary guarantors is wholly owned by TCM; (2) the guarantees are full and unconditional; (3) the guarantees are joint and several and (4) TCM has no independent assets and operations, and all subsidiaries of TCM other than the subsidiary guarantors are immaterial.

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THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY INC.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements - (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Pursuant to the indentures governing the 2017 Notes, 2018 Notes and 2019 Notes, a guarantor may be released from its guarantee obligations only under certain customary circumstances specified in the indentures, namely upon (1) the sale or other disposition (including by way of merger, amalgamation or consolidation) of such guarantor, (2) the designation of such guarantor as an unrestricted subsidiary in accordance with the terms of the indentures, (3) upon a legal defeasance or covenant defeasance or (4) upon the full satisfaction of the Company's obligations under the respective indenture.

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ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
This Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") provides information that management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Thompson Creek," "TCM," "we," "us" or "our") for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and should be read in conjunction with TCM's interim financial statements and the notes thereto included in Item 1 herein and the discussion of Risk Factors included in Part II, Item 1A herein. Additionally, the following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements, the related "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," the discussion of "Risk Factors" and the discussion of TCM's "Business and Properties" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.
The results of operations reported and summarized below are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. References to "Notes" are Notes included in the "Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements" in Item 1 herein. Throughout this MD&A, all references to earnings or losses per share are on a diluted basis, unless otherwise noted. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("US GAAP"). All dollar amounts are expressed in United States dollars ("US$") unless otherwise indicated. References to C$ refers to Canadian dollars. Future Canadian to US foreign exchange rates are assumed to be C$1.00 = US$1.00. Additional information on Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is available on EDGAR at www.sec.gov or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this report, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "believe," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "strategy," "future," "opportunity," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," and similar expressions. Our forward-looking statements include, without limitation: future financial or operating performance of the Company or its subsidiaries and its projects; future inventory, production, sales, cash costs, capital expenditures and exploration expenditures; future earnings and operating results; expected concentrate and recovery grades; statements as to the projected development of Mt. Milligan and other projects, including expected production commencement dates; estimates of Mt. Milligan development costs; future operating plans and goals; and future molybdenum prices.
Where we express an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, our forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by those forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results and events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements can be found in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Thompson Creek's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although we have attempted to identify those material factors that could cause actual results or events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements, there may be other factors, currently unknown to us or deemed immaterial at the present time, that could cause results or events to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Given these uncertainties, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Highlights for period ended March 31, 2013
Operating income for the first quarter of 2013 was $17.0 million compared to an operating loss of $16.5 million for the first quarter of 2012. Cost of sales during the first quarters of 2013 and 2012 included lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs of $5.6 million and $11.1 million, respectively.
Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.9 million, or nil per diluted share. Net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $1.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share.

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Consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $108.7 million, down 4.3% from $113.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. The average realized sales price for molybdenum in the first quarter of 2013 was $11.87 per pound compared to $14.74 per pound in the first quarter of 2012.
Molybdenum production from the mines for the first quarter of 2013 was 7.7 million pounds, up 73.8% from 4.4 million pounds in the first quarter of 2012.
Non-GAAP average cash cost per pound produced for the first quarter of 2013 was $5.91 per pound compared to $12.95 per pound in the first quarter of 2012. Cash costs include no stripping costs at the TC Mine in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $10.1 million for the first quarter of 2012. The cash costs for the first quarter of 2012 exclude $2.3 million of start-up and commissioning costs at the Endako Mine. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for the definition and calculation of cash cost per pound produced.
Operating cash generated was $15.3 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2012. See "Liquidity and Capital Resources" below for additional information.
Capital costs on a cash basis incurred for the first quarter of 2013 were $155.1 million, comprised of $154.4 million for the development of Mt. Milligan and $0.7 million of other capital costs for the Endako and TC Mines, the Langeloth Facility and corporate combined. The capital costs on a cash basis for the first quarter of 2013 exclude capitalized interest and debt issuance costs of $24.6 million and decreases in accrued amounts of $28.7 million.
Total cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2013 were $469.3 million, compared to $526.8 million at December 31, 2012. Total debt as of March 31, 2013 was $1,027.6 million, including capital lease obligations, compared to $1,010.5 million as of December 31, 2012.
See "Financial Review" and "Liquidity and Capital Resources" below for additional information related to highlights.
Overview
We are a growing, diversified North American mining company. We are a significant molybdenum supplier to the global steel and chemicals sectors. We are diversifying into copper and gold with the construction and development of our Mt. Milligan project (“Mt. Milligan”) in British Columbia, which is expected to start-up in the third quarter of 2013 and to go into commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Our principal molybdenum producing properties are the Thompson Creek Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine and concentrator in Idaho (the "TC Mine"), the Endako Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine, concentrator and roaster in British Columbia (in which we own a 75% joint venture interest) (the “Endako Mine”) and the Langeloth metallurgical facility in Pennsylvania (the “Langeloth Facility”). In March 2012, we completed a mill expansion project at the Endako Mine. The new mill, which replaced a 1960s-era mill, increased ore processing capacity from 31,000 tons per day to 55,000 tons per day.
Mt. Milligan will be an open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator. Mt. Milligan is designed to be a conventional truck-shovel open-pit mine with a 66,000-ton per day copper flotation processing plant. We have estimated average annual production over the life of the mine of 81 million pounds of copper and 194,500 ounces of gold, each in concentrate.
During the first quarter of 2013, operating income was $17.0 million compared to an operating loss of $16.5 million for the first quarter of 2012. This increase was primarily due to higher sales volumes; higher production; lower operating expenses and lower depreciation, depletion and amortization, partially offset by declining molybdenum market prices and unfavorable changes in the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar. Cost of sales during the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 included lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs at our Endako Mine of $5.6 million and $11.1 million, respectively.
We realized net income of $0.9 million during the first quarter of 2013, primarily due to operating income of $17.0 million and an income and mining tax benefit of $3.2 million, offset by $19.4 million of non-cash foreign currency losses. During the same quarter of 2012, we realized net income of $1.1 million, primarily due to foreign currency gains of $6.6 million and an income and mining tax benefit of $12.1 million, offset by an operating loss of $16.5 million. The foreign currency losses and gains were primarily unrealized and were related to intercompany notes that are denominated in a different currency than their measurement currency.
At our TC Mine, molybdenum production for the first quarter of 2013 was 5.9 million pounds at a cash cost of $4.18 per pound produced compared to 3.4 million pounds at a cash cost of $10.34 per pound produced for the first quarter of 2012. This improvement is primarily the result of the planned mine pit sequencing, transitioning into the next phase of production in the first half of 2012, referred to as Phase 7, together with the suspension of waste stripping activity associated with the next phase of production, referred to as Phase 8. In an effort to reduce costs, given recent declines in molybdenum prices and projected

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operating costs at TC Mine for 2015 and thereafter, in October 2012, we suspended waste stripping activity associated with Phase 8. We expect this revision to the mine plan to defer approximately $100 million in operating costs and $8 to $9 million in capital expenditures from October 2012 through the end of 2014. Mining operations and production are expected to continue as planned through 2014 in the current Phase 7 of the mine. We also expect to preserve the assets at TC Mine to enable us to restart waste stripping of Phase 8 of the mine plan when market conditions warrant. A decision regarding whether and when to put TC Mine on care and maintenance will be made by management based on market conditions and other considerations. If management commits to a plan to put the mine on care and maintenance, depreciation expense and asset values will be adjusted in accordance with applicable accounting rules.
At our Endako Mine, our 75% share of molybdenum production for the first quarter of 2013 was 1.8 million pounds at a cash cost of $11.75 per pound produced compared to 1.0 million pounds at a cash cost of $21.87 per pound produced for the first quarter of 2012. During the first quarter of 2012, the new mill was in the commissioning and start-up phase, which resulted in low production and high cash costs. During the third quarter of 2012, in an effort to reduce costs, we ceased mining ore from the Denak West mine pit at the Endako Mine and have been processing stockpiled material since that time. We currently expect to mill approximately one-third of our existing stockpiled material through mid-2013. We are currently planning to resume mining at the Endako Mine during the second quarter of 2013 at which time we will be processing both mined and stockpiled material.
During the first quarter of 2013, we continued to experience tailings management issues at our Endako Mine associated with frozen water in the tailings pond. We have been unable to feed sufficient water from the tailings pond to the new mill on a consistent basis due to winter conditions, which has negatively impacted mill throughput and, thus, our production of molybdenum for the first quarter of 2013. We have made modifications to the piping of tailings to the pond and have instituted other tailings management procedures to address these issues to ensure the availability of a sufficient supply of water to the mill for the future winter seasons beyond 2013. Further, in an effort to defer required maintenance expense, beginning in mid-February 2013, all milled material from the Endako Mine has been transported to our Langeloth facility to be roasted.
Late in the first quarter of 2013, an 8,900 foot tear in one of the primary conveyor belts at the Endako Mine site resulted in a temporary layoff of certain mine employees while the belt was repaired. As a result, additional repair costs during this time will primarily impact our second fiscal quarter. Despite this disruption, given processing of stockpiled material adjacent to the mill, planned production is still expected to be at or near forecast in the second quarter of 2013.
At March 31, 2013, we estimated future capital project cash expenditures of approximately C$240.0 million for the Mt. Milligan project (through completion) plus an additional C$38.5 million to C$48.5 million of estimated future cash capital expenditures for a permanent operations residence at Mt. Milligan, which is expected to be completed in 2014. We believe that we have solidified our ability to finance these capital project expenditures with our $469.3 million of consolidated cash and cash equivalents, the expected remaining proceeds from Royal Gold (as defined below in Liquidity and Capital Resources) of $49.9 million, the $17.9 million of net funding available under our equipment lease financing facility for the remaining mobile mining fleet at Mt. Milligan and our ongoing expected cash flow from operations.
Our ability to fund the completion of the Mt. Milligan project, satisfy our working capital needs and make our scheduled debt and interest payments depends on our future operating performance and cash flow (including a successful start-up of Mt. Milligan in the last half of 2013); average realized molybdenum, gold and copper prices and our ability to access our current funding sources, including our equipment lease financing and our Gold Stream Arrangement (defined below) with Royal Gold.
Outlook
Our financial results can vary significantly as a result of fluctuations in the market prices of molybdenum and fluctuations in our production. World market prices for molybdenum have fluctuated historically and are affected by numerous factors beyond our control. During the first quarter of 2013, the average Platts Metals Week published price for molybdenum oxide was $11.35 per pound, compared to $11.17 per pound in the fourth quarter of 2012, $11.93 in the third quarter of 2012, $13.83 per pound in the second quarter of 2012 and $14.17 per pound in the first quarter of 2012. The monthly average price for molybdenum oxide for April 2013 further declined to $11.07 per pound. We anticipate that the price for molybdenum oxide will continue to be volatile. Any significant weakness in demand for molybdenum or reduction in molybdenum prices may have a material adverse effect on our operating results, cash flows and financial condition.
The key operating measures that management focuses on in operating our business are production, cash costs per pound produced and capital expenditures. We continually review our operating strategy as commodity market conditions change.
Our in process and finished product inventory was approximately 10.8 million pounds at March 31, 2013 compared to 11.0 million pounds at December 31, 2012. The March 31, 2013 inventory includes 0.9 million pounds purchased from third parties.

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We anticipate that the completion and start-up of Mt. Milligan will take place in the third quarter of 2013, with commercial production of copper and gold beginning in the fourth quarter of 2013. We expect average annual production to be higher during the first full six years of production (approximately 89 million pounds of copper and 262,000 ounces of gold both in concentrate), compared to annual life-of-mine production. We will provide production and cash cost guidance for 2014 once Mt. Milligan is fully operational.
The below table presents selected actual results for the first quarter 2013 and our expected results for the full year 2013 and 2014.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
 
March 31, 2013
(Actual)
 
2013
(Estimated, Including Q1 2013)
 
2014
(Estimated)
Molybdenum production (000's lb):(1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Mine
 
5,929

 
20,000 - 22,000
 
17,000 - 19,000

Endako Mine (75% share)
 
1,761

 
7,500 - 8,500
 
10,500 - 11,500

Total molybdenum production (000's lb)
 
7,690

 
27,500 - 30,500
 
27,500 - 30,500

Cash cost ($/lb produced):(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Mine
 
$
4.18

 
$ 4.75 - 5.75
 
$ 5.00 - 6.00

Endako Mine
 
11.75

 
10.75 - 12.25
 
9.00 - 10.50

Total cash cost ($/lb produced)
 
$
5.91

 
$ 6.50 - 7.50
 
$ 6.50 - 7.75

Capital expenditures (in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mt. Milligan(3),(4),(5)
 
$
153.0

 
$ 370 - 390
 

Mt. Milligan permanent operations residence(6)
 
1.4

 
              35 - 40
 
$ 5 - 10

Mt. Milligan operations
 

 
              20 - 30
 
             20 - 30

TC and Endako Mines, Langeloth & other(3),(4)
 
0.7

 
15 - 20
 
30 - 40

Total capital expenditures
 
$
155.1

 
$ 440 - 480
 
$ 55 - 80

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(1)
Production pounds reflected are molybdenum oxide and high performance molybdenum disulfide (“HPM”) from our share of production from the mines but exclude molybdenum processed from purchased product.
(2)
Weighted-average of the TC Mine and the Endako Mine (75% share) cash costs (mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and packaging) for molybdenum oxide and HPM produced in the period, including all stripping costs. Cash cost excludes: the effect of purchase price adjustments; the effects of changes in inventory; corporate allocations; stock-based compensation; other non-cash employee benefits; depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion; and commissioning and start-up costs for the Endako mill. The cash cost for the TC Mine, which only produces molybdenum sulfide and HPM on site, includes an estimated molybdenum loss (sulfide to oxide), an allocation of roasting and packaging costs from the Langeloth Facility and transportation costs from the TC Mine to the Langeloth Facility. The cash cost for the Endako Mine in 2013 includes an allocation of roasting and packaging costs from the Langeloth Facility and transportation costs from the Endako Mine to the Langeloth Facility. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for additional information.
(3)
Excludes capitalized interest and debt issuance costs of $24.6 million and excludes decreases in accruals of $28.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
(4)
Canadian to US foreign exchange rate for the remainder of 2013 and the year 2014 assumed at parity (C$1.00 = US$1.00).
(5)
Includes capital expenditures anticipated to be incurred during production ramp up. Total project capital expenditures may be affected by the period of time to reach commercial production. All operating expenses will    be capitalized until commercial production is reached.
(6)
Excludes $6.5 million of deposits made to one vendor during the first quarter of 2013.

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Selected Consolidated Financial and Operational Information
(in millions, except per share amounts and statistics)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2013
 
2012
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
Revenues
 
 
 
 
Molybdenum sales
 
$
104.7

 
$
109.6

Tolling, calcining and other
 
4.0

 
4.0

Total revenues
 
108.7

 
113.6

Costs and expenses
 

 

Cost of sales
 

 

Operating expenses
 
68.6

 
99.6

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
 
12.8

 
19.6

Total cost of sales
 
81.4

 
119.2

Selling and marketing
 
2.3

 
1.9

Accretion expense
 
0.8

 
0.5

General and administrative
 
7.1

 
7.7

Exploration
 
0.1

 
0.8

Total costs and expenses
 
91.7

 
130.1

Operating income (loss)
 
17.0

 
(16.5
)
Other expense (income)
 
19.3

 
(5.5
)
(Loss) before income and mining taxes
 
(2.3
)
 
(11.0
)
Income and mining tax (benefit)
 
(3.2
)
 
(12.1
)
Net income
 
$
0.9

 
$
1.1

Net income per share
 

 
 
Basic
 
$
0.01

 
$
0.01

Diluted
 
$

 
$
0.01

Cash generated by operating activities
 
$
15.3

 
$
3.1

Adjusted Non-GAAP Measures:(1)
 

 
 
Adjusted net income (1)
 
$
0.9

 
$
1.2

Adjusted net income per share—basic(1)
 
$
0.01

 
$
0.01

Adjusted net income per share—diluted(1)
 
$

 
$
0.01

Operational Statistics
 
 
 
 
Molybdenum production (000's lb)(2)
 
7,690

 
4,424

Cash cost ($/lb produced)(3)
 
$
5.91

 
$
12.95

Molybdenum sold (000's lb):
 

 
 
TC Mine and Endako Mine product
 
6,574

 
4,871

Purchased and processed product
 
2,240

 
2,567


 
8,814

 
7,438

Average realized sales price ($/lb)(1)
 
$
11.87

 
$
14.74

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(1)
See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for the definition and reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures.
(2)
Production pounds reflected are molybdenum oxide and HPM from our share of production from the mines but exclude molybdenum processed from purchased product.
(3)
Weighted-average of TC Mine and Endako Mine (75% share) cash costs (mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and packaging) for molybdenum oxide and HPM produced in the period, including all stripping costs. Cash cost

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excludes the effect of purchase price adjustments; the effects of changes in inventory; corporate allocations; stock-based compensation; other non-cash employee benefits; depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion; and commissioning and start-up costs for the Endako mill. The cash cost for TC Mine, which only produces molybdenum sulfide and HPM on site, includes an estimated molybdenum loss (sulfide to oxide), an allocation of roasting and packaging costs from the Langeloth Facility and transportation costs from the TC Mine to the Langeloth Facility. The cash cost for the Endako Mine in 2013 includes an allocation of roasting and packaging costs from the Langeloth Facility and transportation costs from the Endako Mine to the Langeloth Facility. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for additional information.
Selected Consolidated Financial and Operational Information (Continued)
(in millions, except share data)
 
As of
March 31, 2013
 
As of
December 31, 2012
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
469.3

 
$
526.8

Total assets
 
$
3,428.0

 
$
3,410.2

Total debt, including capital lease obligations
 
$
1,027.6

 
$
1,010.5

Total liabilities
 
$
2,049.5

 
$
2,008.3

Shareholders' equity
 
$
1,378.5

 
$
1,401.9

Shares outstanding (000's)
 
170,671

 
168,727



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Summary of Quarterly Results
(in millions, except per share amounts and statistics)
 
Mar 31
2013
 
Dec 31
2012
 
Sep 30
2012
 
Jun 30
2012
 
Mar 31
2012
 
Dec 31
2011
 
Sep 30
2011
 
Jun 30
2011
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
 
$
108.7

 
$
99.4

 
$
74.9

 
$
113.5

 
$
113.6

 
$
116.7

 
$
154.8

 
$
190.9

Operating income (loss)
 
$
17.0

 
$
(540.9
)
 
$
(37.4
)
 
$
(18.4
)
 
$
(16.5
)
 
$
(18.1
)
 
$
22.4

 
$
69.1

Net income (loss)
 
$
0.9

 
$
(484.4
)
 
$
(48.2
)
 
$
(14.8
)
 
$
1.1

 
$
0.8

 
$
45.6

 
$
116.8

Income (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
—basic
 
$
0.01

 
$
(2.87
)
 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(0.09
)
 
$
0.01

 
$

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.70

—diluted
 
$

 
$
(2.87
)
 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(0.09
)
 
$
0.01

 
$

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.68

Cash generated (used) by operating activities (1)
 
$
15.3

 
$
(14.2
)
 
$
3.3

 
$
(20.4
)
 
$
3.1

 
$
21.1

 
$
51.4

 
$
53.6

Adjusted Non-GAAP Measures(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income (loss) (2)
 
$
0.9

 
$
(18.0
)
 
$
(1.2
)
 
$
(16.7
)
 
$
1.2

 
$

 
$
3.6

 
$
56.4

Adjusted net income (loss) per share(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
—basic(2)
 
$
0.01

 
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
0.01

 
$

 
$
0.02

 
$
0.34

—diluted(2)
 
$

 
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
0.01

 
$

 
$
0.02

 
$
0.33

Operational Statistics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molybdenum production (000's lb) (3)
 
7,690

 
7,747

 
6,139

 
4,119

 
4,424

 
4,310

 
3,696

 
10,010

Cash cost ($/lb produced)(2)
 
$
5.91

 
$
6.58

 
$
9.46

 
$
14.57

 
$
12.95

 
$
12.69

 
$
15.62

 
$
5.74

Molybdenum sold (000's lb):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Mine and Endako Mine product
 
6,574

 
5,490

 
3,280

 
4,506

 
4,871

 
5,368

 
7,426

 
8,952

Purchased and processed product
 
2,240

 
2,578

 
2,369

 
3,028

 
2,567

 
2,650

 
2,191

 
1,824

 
 
8,814

 
8,068

 
5,649

 
7,534

 
7,438

 
8,018

 
9,617

 
10,776

Average realized sales price ($/lb)(2)
 
$
11.87

 
$
11.77

 
$
12.85

 
$
14.55

 
$
14.74

 
$
14.08

 
$
15.64

 
$
17.28

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(1)
Certain amounts for the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012 have been revised to present adjustments made primarily related to our presentation of capital lease activities in our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. We have concluded that these revisions are not material to our previously issued consolidated financial statements.
(2)
See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for the definition and reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures.
(3)
Production pounds reflected are molybdenum oxide and HPM from our share of production from the mines but exclude molybdenum processed from purchased product.
Financial Review
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 (Unaudited)
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Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.9 million, or nil per diluted share, compared to $1.1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2012. Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was primarily due to operating income of $17.0 million and an income and mining tax benefit of $3.2 million, which were offset by $19.4 million of non-cash foreign currency losses. During the same quarter of 2012, we realized net income of $1.1 million primarily due to non-cash foreign currency gains of $6.6 million and an income and mining tax benefit of $12.1 million offset by an operating loss of $16.5 million. The foreign currency losses and gains were primarily unrealized and were related to intercompany notes that are denominated in a different currency than their measurement currency.
The increase in operating income for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 was primarily due to higher sales volumes; higher production; lower operating expenses and lower depreciation, depletion and amortization, which were partially offset by declining molybdenum market prices and unfavorable changes in the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar.
For the three months ended March 31, 2013, net income and earnings per diluted share presented in accordance with US GAAP equal the non-GAAP financial measures of adjusted net income and adjusted net income per diluted share. Non-GAAP adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $1.2 million, or $0.01 per share. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for the definition and reconciliation of adjusted net income.
Revenues
Revenues in the first quarter of 2013 were $108.7 million, down 4.3% compared to revenue in the first quarter of 2012 as a result of lower average realized sales prices, partially offset by higher sales volumes. The average realized sales price for molybdenum in the first quarter of 2013 was $11.87 per pound, which was $2.87 per pound, or 19.5%, lower than the first quarter of 2012. We sold approximately 8.8 million and 7.4 million pounds of molybdenum in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012, respectively, of which 6.6 million pounds and 4.9 million pounds, respectively, were from our mines.
Operating Expenses
Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2013 were $68.6 million, which were down 31.1% from the same quarter in 2012. Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 included lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs of $4.7 million and $8.3 million, respectively, related to our Endako Mine. Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2012 also included $2.3 million in commissioning and start-up costs for the new mill at the Endako Mine. The period-over-period decline in operating expenses was primarily due to significantly lower costs at the TC Mine due to the suspension of waste stripping activities together with the mining of significantly higher grade ore due to the planned mine pit sequencing discussed above.
The non-GAAP financial measure of cash cost per pound produced from our mines was $5.91 per pound in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $12.95 per pound for the same quarter in 2012. Cash cost per pound produced was lower in the first quarter of 2013 primarily as a result of lower cash costs at the TC Mine. Cash costs at the TC Mine in the first quarter of 2013 were lower than the first quarter of 2012 due to the absence of costs for waste stripping and higher production from a significantly higher ore grade, as discussed above, together with higher production and lower operating costs from the Endako Mine in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012. During the first quarter of 2012, the new mill at the Endako Mine was in the commissioning and start-up phase, which resulted in low production and high cash costs. See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for the definition and reconciliation of cash cost per pound produced.
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Expense
Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense in the first quarter of 2013 was $12.8 million compared to $19.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. During the fourth quarter of 2012, we recognized a pre-tax non-cash write down of our share of the Endako property, plant, equipment and development assets, which significantly lowered the carrying value and depreciable base of our share of assets at the Endako Mine, which, in turn, lowered depreciation, depletion and amortization costs for our share of the Endako Mine in the first quarter of 2013. This decline was partly offset by higher depreciation, depletion and amortization at the TC Mine as a result of a higher volume of molybdenum sold during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012. Product inventory costs include depreciation, depletion and amortization. Additionally, the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 included lower-of-cost-or-market product inventory write downs of $0.9 million and $2.8 million, respectively, related to our Endako Mine.
Selling and Marketing Expense
Selling and marketing expense remained relatively constant in the first quarter of 2013 at $2.3 million compared to $1.9 million for first quarter of 2012.
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General and administrative expense remained relatively constant in the first quarter of 2013 at $7.1 million compared to $7.7 million for first quarter of 2012. General and administrative expense for the first quarter of 2013 and 2012 included $0.8 million and $0.9 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense. Under US GAAP, stock-based compensation is included in the specific operating statement categories that include the compensation costs of the employees, officers and directors for which the stock-based compensation applies.
Exploration Expense
Exploration expense for the first quarter of 2013 was $0.1 million, comprised primarily of property payments on the Davidson property. For the first quarter of 2012, exploration expense of $0.8 million was primarily related to exploration activities at the Berg property.
Interest and Finance Fees
Interest and finance fees were $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2012, we terminated our revolving credit facility. Interest and finance fees in the first quarter of 2013 related to $0.1 million of interest on the mobile mining equipment loans. Interest and finance fees in the first quarter of 2012 related to $0.7 million of commitment fees on the unused revolving credit facility, $0.7 million of debt issuance cost amortization and $0.1 million of interest on the mobile mining equipment loans. In the first quarter of 2013, we capitalized $24.6 million of interest and debt issuance costs, related to our secured and unsecured notes, Tangible equity units (tMEDS) and equipment financing facility. In the first quarter of 2012, we capitalized $7.0 million of interest and debt issuance costs, related to our unsecured note and equipment financing facility.
Foreign Exchange Gains and Losses
For the first quarter of 2013, we recognized non-cash foreign exchange losses of $19.4 million compared to non-cash foreign exchange gains of $6.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. These foreign currency losses and gain were primarily unrealized and were related to intercompany notes that are denominated in a different currency than their measurement currency. The foreign exchange rate averaged US$1.00 = C$1.01 for the first quarter of 2013 compared to an average rate of US$1.00 = C$1.00 for the same period in 2012.
Income and Mining Tax Benefit
For the first quarter of 2013, our tax benefit was $3.2 million compared to a tax benefit of $12.1 million for the first quarter of 2012. The tax benefit for the first quarter of 2013 was primarily impacted by the US percentage depletion benefit and the pre-tax Endako Mine book loss, which has no tax benefit as a result of a valuation allowance recognized, in part, as a result of the asset impairment in the fourth quarter of 2012. The tax benefit for the first quarter of 2012 was primarily impacted by the US percentage depletion benefit and the pre-tax book loss, attributable primarily to Canadian operations, for the first quarter of 2012. The tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was also impacted by an immaterial correction of $1.8 million related to the British Columbia mineral tax associated with our share of the expansion costs at the Endako Mine. The adjustment relates to the quarter ended December 31, 2011.
Segment Discussion
We have three reportable segments, based on products and geography: US Operations Molybdenum, Canadian Operations Molybdenum and Copper-Gold (Development). The US Operations Molybdenum segment includes all mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and sale of molybdenum products from the TC Mine and the Langeloth Facility, including the roasting at the Langeloth Facility of molybdenum products from the Endako Mine and all roasting and sales of third-party purchased material. The Canadian Operations Molybdenum segment includes all mining, milling, mine site administration, roasting and sale of molybdenum products from the 75% owned Endako Mine. The Copper-Gold (Development) segment includes all development expenditures and development site administration from Mt. Milligan. The following discussion presents operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 for each reportable segment.
US Operations Molybdenum
Thompson Creek Mine (TC Mine)
The table that follows summarizes TC Mine's operating and financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

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Three Months Ended March 31,
 
(Unaudited)

2013

2012

Operational Statistics

 
 
 
 
Mined (000's ore tons)

3,356


1,716


Milled (000's tons)

2,539


2,642


Grade (% molybdenum)

0.127


0.077


Recovery (%)

93.8


91.6


Molybdenum production (000's lb)(1)

5,929


3,422


Cash cost ($/lb produced)(2)

$
4.18


$
10.34


Molybdenum sold (000's lb)

5,279