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August 24, 2021updated 01 Feb 2022 10:09am

Newcrest Mining: how well is the company positioned to weather future industry disruption?

By Data Journalism Team

Newcrest Mining, a mining company based in Australia, has a relatively high chance of benefiting from its investments in a series of technological, macroeconomic, and sector-specific investments in recent years, according to analysis from GlobalData.

The company was ranked fifth out of 50 in a ranking of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter the most to the mining sector.

These themes, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies are currently facing, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges, and how they create the long-term winners and losers of the mining industry.

Newcrest Mining received the top mark of five for two of the 10 themes identified as the most important to the mining sector in the GlobalData Thematic Scorecard – M&A and Workplace Safety – indicating that it is a dominant player in those categories. Newcrest Mining received a high mark of four for its performance in Internet of Things, Capital Raising, ESG, Climate Change, Commodity Markets and COVID-19; a mark of three for Autonomous Vehicles; ; and a low mark of one for Lithium-Ion Batteries.

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare Newcrest Mining to the ratings of other mining companies across the 10 themes in question. The higher up a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to weather disruption in the future, while the companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.

Newcrest Mining Ltd (Newcrest) is a gold exploration and mining company. It also focuses on the exploration and development of silver and copper.

The company operates mainly through five reportable business segments, Cadia, Lihir, Telfer, Gosowong and Exploration & Projects. Exploration & Projects did not generate any revenue.

In FY2020, the company’s capital expenditure stood at US$531 million, which was 14.2% of its revenue and decreased 1.8% YoY.

The company had over 25 subsidiaries at the end of FY2020. In FY2020, the company produced 2.48 million ounces (Moz) of gold and 106 kilo tons (kt) of copper.

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