Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sandstorm Gold 2017 Production Figures

Today Sandstorm Gold (SAND), one of my favorite streaming companies, announced production figures for 2017. Here is the chart showing historic figures:

source: Simple Digressions

The picture is clear - there is steady growth at Sandstorm. Each year the company adds new streaming / royalty contracts and lifts up the amount of gold equivalents delivered.

However, let us look at the company's sales from a short - term perspective (two years). Here is the appropriate chart:

source: Simple Digressions

Well, now the picture is not that bright - since the first quarter of 2017 the sales have been going down (look at the red arrow).

What is the takeaway for investors? Well, I would not bother too much about the short-term perspective. Precious metals mines do not deliver  the same or only higher amounts of gold and silver each quarter - sometimes production goes down for a while. It is the long-term perspective that counts so...relax. Sandstorm is on the right track.

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