Aussie Mine 2014

Standing out from
the crowd

Welcome to the 8th edition of Aussie Mine – Standing out from the crowd. This report provides an industry and financial analysis of the largest 50 mining companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with a market capitalisation of less than $5 billion at 30 June 2014 (the mid-tier 50).

With commodity prices retreating from record highs that saw them soar well over and above the cost curve, costs are suddenly important again. No longer is it all about adding incremental tonnes (or pounds or ounces) whatever it takes. The industry has stabilised as the wall of new supply has finally caught up with the ever rising demand for minerals, leading to prices settling at or near the top of the cost curve.

In most commodities and for most producers, pricing is not something that they can control. What the mid-tier 50 can control are their costs of production and productivity. The emphasis must shift back to where each mine (or project or target) sits on the cost curve.

In this edition of Aussie Mine, we take a look at what the mid-tier 50 is doing or could be doing to stand out from the crowd.

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Aussie Mine - Standing out from the crowd

Please contact

Jock O’Callaghan

National Leader - Energy,
Utilities & Mining
Tel: +61 (3) 8603 3183

John O’Donoghue

VIC Mining Leader
Aussie Mine 2014
Project Leader
Tel: +61 (3) 8603 3067

Previous editions

Aussie Mine 2013

Unloved...survival of the fittest

Aussie Mine 2012

Staying the course

Aussie Mine 2011

Onward and Upward!

Aussie Mine 2010

Rise and Shine

Aussie Mine 2009

Road to Recovery

Aussie Mine 2008

A tale of two halves

Aussie Mine 2007

Reaping the rewards

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