Wheaton Precious Metals Announces Record Revenue, Earnings and Cash Flow for the First Nine Months of 2021

November 4, 2021

TSX | NYSE | LSE: WPM

Designated News Release
THIRD QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL RESULTS

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 4, 2021 /CNW/ - "Wheaton's diversified portfolio of high-quality, long-life assets continues to deliver strong results, including record revenue, earnings and cash flow in the first nine months of 2021. In addition, the Company declared a dividend of $0.15 per common share, a 25% increase relative to the prior year," said Randy Smallwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wheaton Precious Metals. "Strong year to date production, particularly driven by silver, has led the Company to narrow its annual guidance to 735,000 to 765,000 gold equivalent ounces, consistent with the previous midpoint of guidance."

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights:

  • Over $200 million in operating cash flow during the third quarter and a record $650 million in the first nine months of 2021.
  • $269 million in revenue during the third quarter and a record $923 million in the first nine months of 2021.
  • $137 million in adjusted net earnings during the third quarter and a record $460 million in the first nine months of 2021.
  • Signed a non-binding term sheet with Rio2 Limited to enter into a precious metals purchase agreement in connection with the Fenix Gold project located in Chile.
  • Strong financial position with approximately $372 million in cash on hand and $2 billion of additional capacity through the revolving credit facility as of September 30, 2021.
  • Declared quarterly dividend 1 of $0.15 per common share .

Operational Overview

(all figures in US dollars unless otherwise noted)


Q3 2021


Q3 2020

Change

Units produced






Gold ounces


85,941


90,500

(5.0)%

Silver ounces


6,394


6,028

6.1 %

Palladium ounces


5,105


5,444

(6.2)%

Cobalt pounds


370,522


-

n.a.

Gold equivalent ounces 2


184,918


181,184

2.1 %

Units sold






Gold ounces


67,649


90,101

(24.9)%

Silver ounces


5,487


4,999

9.8 %

Palladium ounces


5,703


5,546

2.8 %

Cobalt pounds


131,174


-

n.a.

Gold equivalent ounces 2


152,432


166,611

(8.5)%

Revenue

$

268,957

$

307,268

(12.5)%

Net earnings

$

134,937

$

149,875

(10.0)%

Per share

$

0.300

$

0.334

(10.2)%

Adjusted net earnings 1

$

137,087

$

152,007

(9.8)%

Per share 1

$

0.304

$

0.338

(10.1)%

Operating cash flows

$

201,287

$

228,099

(11.8)%

Per share 1

$

0.447

$

0.508

(12.0)%

All amounts in thousands except gold, palladium & gold equivalent ounces and cobalt pounds produced & sold, per ounce/pound amounts & per share amounts.

Reiterating Gold Equivalent Production Guidance

Wheaton's estimated attributable production in 2021 is now forecast to be approximately 735,000 to 765,000 gold equivalent ounces2 ("GEOs") in line with previous guidance of 720,000 to 780,000 GEOs. However, given strong performances at Peñasquito, Antamina and Voisey's Bay, coupled with production being lower than expected at Salobo, Wheaton is adjusting the production mix by metal as per the table below. Longer term guidance remains unchanged at an average production of 810,000 GEOs for the five-year period ending 2025 and 830,000 GEOs for the ten-year period ending in 20303.


Updated Guidance

Original Guidance

Gold Ounces

330,000 to 345,000

370,000 to 400,000

Silver Ounces('000s)

25,500 to 26,500

22,500 to 24,000

Other Metals2(GEOs)

45,000 to 55,000

40,000 to 45,000

Total GEOs2

735,000 to 765,000

720,000 to 780,000

Corporate Development

Fenix Gold Project: On July 20, 2021, the Company signed a non-binding term sheet with Rio2 Limited ("Rio2") to enter into a precious metals purchase agreement ("PMPA") in connection with the Fenix Gold project located in Chile. Under the terms of the proposed Fenix PMPA, the Company will acquire 6% of the gold production until 90,000 ounces have been delivered and 4% of the gold production until 140,000 ounces have been delivered, after which the stream drops to 3.5% for the life of mine. In addition, under the proposed Fenix PMPA, the Company will pay a total upfront cash consideration of $50 million, $25 million of which is payable upon closing, subject to certain conditions, and $25 million payable subject to Rio2's receipt of its Environmental Impact Assessment for the Fenix Gold project, and certain other conditions. In addition, the Company will make ongoing delivery payments equal to approximately 18% of the spot price until the value of gold delivered less the production payment is equal to the upfront consideration of $50 million, at which point the production payment will increase to 22% of the spot gold price. The entering into of the Fenix PMPA is subject to, among other matters, the negotiation and completion of definitive documentation.

Financial Review

Revenues
Revenue was $269 million in the third quarter of 2021 representing a 12% decrease from the third quarter of 2020 due primarily to a 9% decrease in the number of gold equivalent² ounces sold, primarily the result of a large build-up of payable ounces produced but not yet delivered ("PBND") at Salobo; and a 4% decrease in the average realized gold equivalent² price.

Cash Costs and Margin
Average cash costs¹ in the third quarter of 2021 were $410 per gold equivalent² ounce as compared to $421 in third quarter of 2020. This resulted in a cash operating margin¹ of $1,354 per gold equivalent² ounce sold, a decrease of 5% as compared with the third quarter of 2020.

Balance Sheet (at September 30, 2021 )

  • Approximately $372 million of cash on hand.
  • The Company's $2 billion revolving term loan (the "Revolving Facility") remains fully repaid.

Third Quarter Asset Highlights

Salobo: In the third quarter of 2021, Salobo produced 55,200 ounces of attributable gold, a decrease of approximately 13% relative to the third quarter of 2020 due to lower throughput and grade. On October 22, 2021, Vale S.A. ("Vale") announced the resumption of conveyor belt operations at Salobo, that was halted for 18 days due to a fire. Other activities, including mine and maintenance operations, continued as usual during this period but concentrate production was interrupted. Concentrate production resumed on October 22, 2021 and ramped up over a three day period. Vale further reports that physical completion of the Salobo III mine expansion was 81% at the end of the third quarter and is on track for start-up in the second half of 2022 .

Peñasquito: In the third quarter of 2021, Peñasquito produced 2.2 million ounces of attributable silver, an increase of approximately 9% relative to the third quarter of 2020, with throughput, grades and recoveries all being higher.

Antamina: In the third quarter of 2021, Antamina produced 1.5 million ounces of attributable silver, an increase of approximately 2% relative to the third quarter of 2020, primarily due to higher recoveries . Subsequent to the quarter, as per Compañía Minera Antamina S.A.'s (the operating company of Antamina) news release dated October 31, 2021, operations at Antamina have been temporarily suspended to ensure the health and safety of its workforce and other stakeholders following recent protests in Peru.

Constancia: In the third quarter of 2021, Constancia produced 0.5 million ounces of attributable silver and 8,500 ounces of attributable gold, an increase of approximately 21% and 126%, respectively, relative to the third quarter of 2020. Silver production was higher primarily as a result of higher grades. The increase in gold production was primarily due to higher grades resulting from the commencement of ore production from the Pampacancha satellite deposit and the increase in fixed recoveries from 55% to 70%, partially offset by the receipt of 2,005 ounces in the third quarter of 2020 related to delays in accessing the Pampacancha deposit while no delay payment was received in 2021.

Sudbury: In the third quarter of 2021, Vale's Sudbury mines produced 500 ounces of attributable gold, a decrease of approximately 88% relative to the third quarter of 2020, which was primarily due to lower throughput, as operations at the mine were suspended due to a labour dispute, which lasted from June 1, 2021 to August 9, 2021. Vale announced on August 3, 2021 that a new five-year collective bargaining agreement had been ratified with mine workers. The Sudbury PMPA had an effective date of February 28, 2013 with a term of 20 years. Under the provisions of the Sudbury PMPA, should the facilities at Sudbury be shut down for 60 or more cumulative days, exclusive of scheduled maintenance or shutdowns for periods of 20 days or less, the term of the Sudbury PMPA shall be extended for the same duration. As a result, the term of the agreement was extended by 69 days.

Stillwater: In the third quarter of 2021, the Stillwater mines produced 2,900 ounces of attributable gold and 5,100 ounces of attributable palladium, a decrease of approximately 7% for gold and 6% for palladium relative to the third quarter of 2020 due to lower grades.

San Dimas: In the third quarter of 2021, San Dimas produced 11,900 ounces of attributable gold, an increase of approximately 29% relative to the third quarter of 2020 , primarily due to higher throughput coupled with the impact of changing the silver to gold conversion ratio from 70:1 to 90:1 from April 1, 2020 to October 15, 2020, at which time it reverted to 70:1.   

Voisey's Bay: In the third quarter of 2021, the Voisey's Bay mine produced 371,000 pounds of attributable cobalt. As at the end of the third quarter 2021, approximately 488,000 pounds of cobalt were held in inventory by Wheaton and 638,000 pounds were produced but not yet delivered. As per Vale's Third Quarter 2021 Performance Report, physical completion of the Voisey's Bay underground mine extension, which includes developing two underground mines - Reid Brook and Eastern Deeps - was 70% at the end of the third quarter.  

Rosemont:    Hudbay announced on September 22, 2021, the intersection of additional high-grade copper sulphide and oxide mineralization on its wholly-owned patented mining claims located within close proximity of its Rosemont copper project in Arizona ("Copper World"). To date, seven deposits have been identified at Copper World with a combined strike length of over seven kilometres. As of June 30, 2021, approximately 166 holes were completed totaling over 91,000 feet of drilling. Hudbay expects to publish an initial inferred mineral resource estimate for Copper World before the end of 2021, and these mineral resource estimates will form the basis for a preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") expected to be released by Hudbay in the first half of 2022. The Copper World discovery is included in Wheaton's area of interest under the PMPA.

Produced But Not Yet Delivered4

As at September 30, 2021 , payable ounces and pounds attributable to the Company produced but not yet delivered amounted to:

  • 81,200 payable gold ounces, an increase of 15,000 ounces during Q3 2021 , primarily due to an increase during the period at the Salobo mine.
  • 4.1 million payable silver ounces, virtually unchanged during Q3 2021, as decreases during the period at the Peñasquito mine were offset by an increase at the Yauliyacu mine.
  • 5,600 payable palladium ounces, a decrease of 1,200 ounces during Q3 2021.
  • 638,000 payable cobalt pounds, a decrease of 139,300 pounds during Q3 2021.

Detailed mine-by-mine production and sales figures can be found in the Appendix to this press release and in Wheaton's consolidated MD&A in the 'Results of Operations and Operational Review' section.

Sustainability

COVID-19 Community Support and Response Fund: In the second quarter of 2020, Wheaton announced the launch of a $5 million Community Support and Response Fund (the "CSR Fund") to support global efforts to combat the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSR Fund is designed to meet the immediate needs of the communities in which Wheaton and its mining partners operate. This fund is incremental to Wheaton's already active Community Investment Program that currently provides support to over 50 programs in multiple communities around the world. As of September 30, 2021, the Company has made donations totaling approximately $4 million through the CSR Fund.

ESG Ratings: Following recent rating updates, Wheaton's Sustainalytics5 score further improved from 9.2 to 7.9 indicating reduced risk exposure and maintained its AA rating from MSCI 5 demonstrating Wheaton's continued leadership in ESG practices. Wheaton is currently ranked in the Global Top 50 out of more than 14,000 companies and #1 for precious metals out of 122 companies by Sustainalytics 5 .

Partner CSR Program: Wheaton continues to support a wide range of programs with mining partners including Vale, Glencore, Hudbay and First Majestic Silver focused on education, health, entrepreneurial support, and community engagement opportunities in the communities near the mines from which Wheaton receives precious metals. In the third quarter of 2021, a solar panel installation project was completed at a Knowledge Station run by the Vale Foundation in the community of Marabá, Brazil.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

A conference call and webcast will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 starting at 8:00am PT / 11:00 am ET to discuss these results. To participate in the live call please use one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:             1-888-664-6383
Dial from outside Canada or the US:             1-416-764-8650
Pass code:                                                      61024959
Live audio webcast:                                        Webcast URL

Participants should dial in five to ten minutes before the call.

The accompanying slideshow will also be available in PDF format on the 'Presentations' page of the Wheaton Precious Metals website before the conference call.

The conference call will be recorded and available until November 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. The webcast will be available for one year. You can listen to an archive of the call by one of the following methods:

Dial toll free from Canada or the US:             1-888-390-0541
Dial from outside Canada or the US:             1-416-764-8677
Pass code:                                                      024959#
Archived audio webcast:                                Webcast URL

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with Wheaton Precious Metals' MD&A and Financial Statements, which are available on the Company's website at www.wheatonpm.com and have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Mr. Wes Carson, P.Eng., Vice President, Mining Operations, is a "qualified person" as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information disclosed in this news release.

Wheaton Precious Metals believes that there are no significant differences between its corporate governance practices and those required to be followed by United States domestic issuers under the NYSE listing standards. This confirmation is located on the Wheaton Precious Metals website at http://www.wheatonpm.com/Company/corporate-governance/default.aspx

About Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and Outlook

Wheaton is the world's premier precious metals streaming company with the highest-quality portfolio of long-life, low-cost assets. Its business model offers investors commodity price leverage and exploration upside but with a much lower risk profile than a traditional mining company. Wheaton delivers amongst the highest cash operating margins in the mining industry, allowing it to pay a competitive dividend and continue to grow through accretive acquisitions. As a result, Wheaton has consistently outperformed gold and silver, as well as other mining investments. Wheaton is committed to strong ESG practices and giving back to the communities where Wheaton and its mining partners operate. Wheaton creates sustainable value through streaming for all of its stakeholders.

Wheaton's estimated attributable production in 2021 is forecast to be 330,000 to 345,000 ounces of gold, 25.5 to 26.5 million ounces of silver, and 45,000 to 55,000 GEOs of other metals, resulting in production of approximately 735,000 to 765,000 GEOs, in line with previous guidance.  For the five-year period ending in 2025, the Company estimates that average production will amount to 810,000 GEOs 3 . For the ten-year period ending in 2030, the Company estimates that average annual production will amount to 830,000 GEOs 3 .

In accordance with Wheaton Precious Metals™ Corp.'s ("Wheaton Precious Metals", "Wheaton" or the "Company") MD&A and financial statements, reference to the Company and Wheaton includes the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries.

End Notes

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1 Please refer to non-IFRS measures at the end of this press release. Dividends declared in the referenced calendar quarter, relative to the financial results of the prior quarter. 
2 Commodity price assumptions for the gold equivalent production and sales in 2021 and long-term forecasts are $1,800 / ounce gold, $25 / ounce silver, and $2,300 / ounce palladium and $17.75 / pound cobalt. Other metal includes palladium and cobalt.
3 Gold equivalent guidance based on the commodity prices outlined in note 2 above. Five- and ten-year guidance do not include optionality production from Pascua Lama, Navidad, Cotabambas, or additional expansions at Salobo outside of project currently in construction. In addition, five-year guidance also does not include any production from Rosemont, Toroparu, Kutcho, or the Victor project at Sudbury.
4 Payable gold, silver and palladium ounces and cobalt pounds produced but not yet delivered are based on management estimates only and rely upon information provided by the owners and operators of mining operations and may be revised and updated in future periods as additional information is received.
5 Rating current as of October 7, 2021, for Sustainalytics and as of September 23, 2021, for MSCI.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Earnings



Three Months Ended
September 30

Nine Months Ended
September 30

(US dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts - unaudited)


2021


2020


2021


2020

Sales


$

268,957

$

307,268

$

923,468

$

810,012

Cost of sales










Cost of sales, excluding depletion


$

62,529

$

70,119

$

219,757

$

202,238

Depletion



54,976


60,601


195,458


184,104

Total cost of sales


$

117,505

$

130,720

$

415,215

$

386,342

Gross margin


$

151,452

$

176,548

$

508,253

$

423,670

General and administrative expenses



13,595


21,326


44,030


56,307

Earnings from operations


$

137,857

$

155,222

$

464,223

$

367,363

Other (income) expense



1,108


2,624


(2,194)


(1,340)

Earnings before finance costs and income taxes

$

136,749

$

152,598

$

466,417

$

368,703

Finance costs



1,379


2,766


4,309


14,519

Earnings before income taxes


$

135,370

$

149,832

$

462,108

$

354,184

Income tax (expense) recovery



(433)


43


955


(3,601)

Net earnings


$

134,937

$

149,875

$

463,063

$

350,583

Basic earnings per share


$

0.300

$

0.334

$

1.029

$

0.782

Diluted earnings per share


$

0.299

$

0.332

$

1.026

$

0.779

Weighted average number of shares outstanding










Basic



450,326


449,125


449,977


448,484

Diluted



451,717


451,999


451,369


449,892

Condensed Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets


As at
September 30

As at
December 31

(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)

2021

2020

Assets





Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents

$

372,450

$

192,683

Accounts receivable


10,392


5,883

Other


9,874


3,265

Total current assets

$

392,716

$

201,831

Non-current assets





Mineral stream interests

$

5,505,663

$

5,488,391

Early deposit mineral stream interests


34,741


33,241

Mineral royalty interest


6,606


3,047

Long-term equity investments


71,741


199,878

Convertible notes receivable


15,489


11,353

Property, plant and equipment


5,790


6,289

Other


13,994


13,242

Total non-current assets

$

5,654,024

$

5,755,441

Total assets

$

6,046,740

$

5,957,272

Liabilities





Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

14,514

$

13,023

Current portion of performance share units


13,348


17,297

Current portion of lease liabilities


801


773

Other


154


76

Total current liabilities

$

28,817

$

31,169

Non-current liabilities





Bank debt

$

-

$

195,000

Lease liabilities


2,258


2,864

Deferred income taxes


276


214

Performance share units


8,667


11,784

Pension liability


2,369


1,670

Total non-current liabilities

$

13,570

$

211,532

Total liabilities

$

42,387

$

242,701

Shareholders' equity





Issued capital

$

3,685,032

$

3,646,291

Reserves


50,769


126,882

Retained earnings


2,268,552


1,941,398

Total shareholders' equity

$

6,004,353

$

5,714,571

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

6,046,740

$

5,957,272

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows



Three Months Ended
September 30

Nine Months Ended
September 30

(US dollars in thousands - unaudited)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating activities









Net earnings

$

134,937

$

149,875

$

463,063

$

350,583

Adjustments for









Depreciation and depletion


55,445


61,050


196,869


185,542

Interest expense


30


1,795


324


11,289

Equity settled stock based compensation


1,315


1,319


3,946


4,127

Performance share units


2,824


9,325


(7,128)


11,734

Pension expense


294


265


710


533

Income tax expense (recovery)


433


(43)


(955)


3,601

Loss (gain) on fair value adjustment of share purchase warrants held


1,246


1,107


2,392


845

Fair value (gain) loss on convertible note receivable


490


1,095


(4,136)


(1,382)

Investment income recognized in net earnings


(178)


(23)


(275)


(178)

Other


(9)


567


685


513

Change in non-cash working capital


4,434


3,656


(5,341)


2,771

Cash generated from operations before income taxes and interest

$

201,261

$

229,988

$

650,154

$

569,978

Income taxes recovered (paid)


-


-


(51)


70

Interest paid


(31)


(1,912)


(401)


(12,745)

Interest received


57


23


154


177

Cash generated from operating activities

$

201,287

$

228,099

$

649,856

$

557,480

Financing activities









Bank debt repaid

$

-

$

(153,000)

$

(195,000)

$

(387,000)

Credit facility extension fees


(54)


(6)


(1,727)


(1,373)

Share purchase options exercised


183


2,763


5,719


20,779

Lease payments


(196)


(132)


(583)


(438)

Dividends paid


(57,235)


(37,309)


(160,784)


(120,312)

Cash (used for) generated from financing activities

$

(57,302)

$

(187,684)

$

(352,375)

$

(488,344)

Investing activities









Mineral stream interests

$

(1,055)

$

(40)

$

(216,845)

$

(40)

Early deposit mineral stream interests


(750)


(750)


(1,500)


(1,500)

Mineral royalty interest


-


-


(3,571)


-

Acquisition of long-term investments


(5,076)


(10,671)


(7,453)


(10,671)

Proceeds on disposal of long-term investments


-


49,454


112,188


49,577

Dividends received


110


-


110


-

Other


(171)


(363)


(691)


(691)

Cash generated from (used for) investing activities

$

(6,942)

$

37,630

$

(117,762)

$

36,675

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

$

(39)

$

25

$

48

$

37

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

137,004

$

78,070

$

179,767

$

105,848

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period


235,446


131,764


192,683


103,986

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

372,450

$

209,834

$

372,450

$

209,834

Summary of Units Produced



Q3 2021 

Q2 2021 

Q1 2021 

Q4 2020 

Q3 2020 

Q2 2020 

Q1 2020 

Q4 2019 

Gold ounces produced ²









Salobo

55,205

55,590

46,622

62,854

63,408

59,104

62,575

74,716

Sudbury 3

465

4,563

7,004

6,659

3,798

9,257

7,795

6,468

Constancia 8

8,533

5,519

2,453

3,929

3,780

3,470

3,681

4,757

San Dimas 4, 8

11,936

11,478

10,491

11,652

9,228

6,074

11,318

11,352

Stillwater 5

2,949

2,962

3,041

3,290

3,176

3,222

2,955

3,585

Other










Minto 6

1,703

3,206

2,638

789

1,832

2,928

2,124

2,189


777 9

4,717

5,035

6,280

2,866

5,278

4,728

4,551

3,987


Marmato

433

1,713

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total Other

6,853

9,954

8,918

3,655

7,110

7,656

6,675

6,176

Total gold ounces produced

85,941

90,066

78,529

92,039

90,500

88,783

94,999

107,054

Silver ounces produced 2









Peñasquito 8

2,180

2,026

2,202

2,014

1,992

967

2,658

1,895

Antamina 8

1,548

1,558

1,577

1,930

1,516

612

1,311

1,342

Constancia 8

521

468

406

478

430

254

461

632

Other










Los Filos 8

12

26

31

6

17

14

29

55


Zinkgruvan

658

457

420

515

498

389

662

670


Yauliyacu 8

432

821

737

454

679

273

557

358


Stratoni

8

164

165

185

156

148

183

147


Minto 6

25

33

21

16

15

19

18

18


Neves-Corvo

362

408

345

420

281

479

377

385


Aljustrel

314

400

474

440

348

388

352

325


Cozamin

199

183

230

-

-

-

-

-


Marmato

10

39

-

-

-

-

-

-


Keno Hill

44

55

27

-

-

-

-

-


777 9                           

81

83

130

51

96

108

96

81

Total Other

2,145

2,669

2,580

2,087

2,090

1,818

2,274

2,039

Total silver ounces produced

6,394

6,721

6,765

6,509

6,028

3,651

6,704

5,908

Palladium ounces produced ²









Stillwater 5

5,105

5,301

5,769

5,672

5,444

5,759

5,312

6,057

Cobalt pounds produced ²









Voisey's Bay

370,522

379,757

 1,162,243 ¹⁰

-

-

-

-

-

GEOs produced 7

184,918

193,927

191,308

189,682

181,184

146,857

194,901

196,850

SEOs produced 7

13,314

13,963

13,774

13,657

13,045

10,574

14,033

14,173

Average payable rate 2









Gold

96.2%

95.8%

95.0%

95.2%

95.3%

94.7%

95.1%

95.6%

Silver

86.6%

87.0%

86.6%

86.3%

86.1%

81.9%

85.6%

85.3%

Palladium

94.5%

95.0%

91.6%

93.6%

94.0%

90.8%

91.0%

92.2%

Cobalt

93.3%

93.3%

93.3%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

GEO 7

91.2%

91.7%

90.4%

91.1%

91.1%

89.8%

90.4%

91.5%

1)

All figures in thousands except cobalt pounds and gold and palladium ounces produced.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures and payable rates are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures and payable rates may be updated in future periods as additional information is received. 

3)

Comprised of the Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests. Operations at the Sudbury mines were suspended from June 1, 2021 to August 9, 2021 as a result of a labour disruption by unionized employees.

4)

Under the terms of the San Dimas PMPA, the Company is entitled to an amount equal to 25% of the payable gold production plus an additional amount of gold equal to 25% of the payable silver production converted to gold at a fixed gold to silver exchange ratio of 70:1 from the San Dimas mine. If the average gold to silver price ratio decreases to less than 50:1 or increases to more than 90:1 for a period of 6 months or more, then the "70" shall be revised to "50" or "90", as the case may be, until such time as the average gold to silver price ratio is between 50:1 to 90:1 for a period of 6 months or more in which event the "70" shall be reinstated. Effective April 1, 2020, the fixed gold to silver exchange ratio was revised to 90:1, with the 70:1 ratio being reinstated on October 15, 2020. For reference, attributable silver production from prior periods is as follows: Q3-2021 - 472,000 ounces; Q2-2021 - 467,000 ounces; Q1-2021 - 429,000 ounces; Q4-2020 - 485,000 ounces; Q3-2020 - 420,000 ounces; Q2-2020 - 276,000 ounces; Q1-2020 - 419,000 ounces; Q4-2019 - 415,000 ounces.

5)

Comprised of the Stillwater and East Boulder gold and palladium interests.

6)

The Minto mine was placed into care and maintenance from October 2018 to October 2019.

7)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $25.00 per ounce silver; $2,300 per ounce palladium; and $17.75 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2021.

8)

Operations at these mines had been temporarily suspended during the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the second half of 2020, all of the operations were restarted. Additionally, operations at Los Filos were suspended from September 3, 2020 to December 23, 2020 as the result of an illegal road blockade by members of the nearby Carrizalillo community and had been temporarily suspended from June 22, 2021 to July 26, 2021 as the result of illegal blockades by a group of unionized employees and members of the Xochipala community.

9)

Operations at 777 were temporarily suspended from October 11, 2020 to November 25, 2020 as a result of an incident that occurred on October 9th during routine maintenance of the hoist rope and skip.

10)

Effective January 1, 2021, the Company was entitled to cobalt production from the Voisey's Bay mine. As per the Voisey's Bay PMPA with Vale, Wheaton is entitled to any cobalt processed at the Long Harbour Processing Plant as of January 1, 2021, resulting in reported production in the first quarter of 2021 including some material produced at the Voisey's Bay mine in the previous quarter.

Summary of Units Sold



Q3 2021 

Q2 2021 

Q1 2021 

Q4 2020 

Q3 2020 

Q2 2020 

Q1 2020 

Q4 2019 

Gold ounces sold









Salobo

35,185

57,296

51,423

53,197

59,584

68,487

74,944

58,137

Sudbury 2

1,915

6,945

3,691

7,620

7,858

7,414

4,822

7,394

Constancia 7

8,159

2,321

1,676

3,853

4,112

3,024

3,331

5,108

San Dimas 7

11,346

11,214

10,273

11,529

9,687

6,030

11,358

11,499

Stillwater 3

2,820

2,574

3,074

3,069

3,015

3,066

3,510

2,925

Other










Minto 4                                        

1,907

2,359

2,390

1,540

-

-

-

-


777

5,879

5,694

2,577

5,435

5,845

4,783

2,440

4,160


Marmato

438

1,687

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total Other

8,224

9,740

4,967

6,975

5,845

4,783

2,440

4,160

Total gold ounces sold

67,649

90,090

75,104

86,243

90,101

92,804

100,405

89,223

Silver ounces sold









Peñasquito 7

2,210

1,844

2,174

1,417

1,799

1,917

2,310

1,268

Antamina 7

1,502

1,499

1,930

1,669

1,090

788

1,244

1,227

Constancia 7

484

295

346

442

415

254

350

672

Other










Los Filos 7

12

42

27

-

19

25

37

26


Zinkgruvan

354

355

293

326

492

376

447

473


Yauliyacu 7

182

601

1,014

15

580

704

9

561


Stratoni

41

167

117

169

134

77

163

120


Minto 4

24

29

26

20

-

-

-

-


Neves-Corvo

193

215

239

145

201

236

204

154


Aljustrel

155

208

257

280

148

252

123

121


Cozamin

170

168

173

-

-

-

-

-


Marmato

10

35

-

-

-

-

-

-


Keno Hill

51

33

12

-

-

-

-

-


777

99

109

49

93

121

100

41

62

Total Other

1,291

1,962

2,207

1,048

1,695

1,770

1,024

1,517

Total silver ounces sold

5,487

5,600

6,657

4,576

4,999

4,729

4,928

4,684

Palladium ounces sold









Stillwater 3

5,703

3,869

5,131

4,591

5,546

4,976

4,938

5,312

Cobalt pounds sold









Voisey's Bay

131,174

394,623

132,277

-

-

-

-

-

GEOs sold 5

152,432

176,700

175,419

155,665

166,611

164,844

175,154

161,066

SEOs sold 5

10,975

12,722

12,630

11,208

11,996

11,869

12,611

11,597

Cumulative payable units PBND 6









Gold ounces

81,246

66,250

70,072

70,555

75,750

79,632

88,383

98,475

Silver ounces

4,056

3,975

3,738

4,486

3,437

3,222

4,961

4,142

Palladium ounces

5,619

6,822

5,373

5,597

4,616

4,883

4,875

4,872

Cobalt pounds

637,986

777,304

819,819

-

-

-

-

-

GEO 5

151,056

137,835

136,933

140,008

129,391

130,623

163,521

162,225

SEO 5

10,423

9,372

9,277

10,081

9,316

9,405

11,774

11,680

Inventory on hand









Cobalt pounds

488,324

134,482

132,277

-

-

-

-

-

1)

All figures in thousands except cobalt pounds and gold and palladium ounces sold.

2)

Comprised of the Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests.

3)

Comprised of the Stillwater and East Boulder gold and palladium interests.

4)

The Minto mine was placed into care and maintenance from October 2018 to October 2019.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $25.00 per ounce silver; $2,300 per ounce palladium; and $17.75 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2021.

6)

Payable gold, silver and palladium ounces as well as cobalt pounds produced but not yet delivered ("PBND") are based on management estimates. These figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

7)

Operations at these mines had been temporarily suspended during the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the second half of 2020, all of the operations were restarted.

Results of Operations

The operating results of the Company's reportable operating segments are summarized in the tables and commentary below.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2021


Units Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

55,205

35,185

$

1,795

$

412

$

374

$

63,154

$

35,504

$

50,404

$

2,455,567

Sudbury 4

465

1,915


1,794


400


1,024


3,436


708


2,242


308,158

Constancia

8,533

8,159


1,795


411


315


14,645


8,723


11,487


101,741

San Dimas

11,936

11,346


1,795


618


322


20,365


9,693


13,351


171,617

Stillwater

2,949

2,820


1,795


326


397


5,061


3,024


4,144


220,949

Other 5

6,853

8,224


1,794


590


38


14,755


9,586


9,887


64,985


85,941

67,649

$

1,795

$

464

$

337

$

121,416

$

67,238

$

91,515

$

3,323,017

Silver

















Peñasquito

2,180

2,210

$

24.09

$

4.29

$

3.55

$

53,259

$

35,932

$

43,776

$

328,470

Antamina

1,548

1,502


23.99


4.80


7.53


36,000


17,503


28,993


589,816

Constancia

521

484


24.09


6.05


7.56


11,668


5,076


9,033


208,537

Other 6

2,145

1,291


22.97


6.33


4.49


29,660


15,686


24,011


602,796


6,394

5,487

$

23.80

$

5.06

$

5.21

$

130,587

$

74,197

$

105,813

$

1,729,619

Palladium

















Stillwater

5,105

5,703

$

2,426

$

468

$

442

$

13,834

$

8,644

$

11,168

$

234,883

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

370,522

131,174

$

23.78

$

5.15

$

8.17

$

3,120

$

1,373

$

159

$

218,144

Operating results








$

268,957

$

151,452

$

208,655

$

5,505,663

Other















General and administrative










$

(13,595)

$

(6,432)



Finance costs












(1,379)


(1,039)



Other











(1,108)


103



Income tax












(433)


-



Total other









$

(16,515)

$

(7,368)

$

541,077












$

134,937

$

201,287

$

6,046,740

1)

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except cobalt pounds produced and sold, gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests and the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating 777, Minto and Marmato gold interests as well as the non-operating Rosemont and Santo Domingo gold interests.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Stratoni, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto, Keno Hill, Cozamin, Marmato and 777 silver interests as well as the non-operating Loma de La Plata, Pascua-Lama and Rosemont silver interests.

On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the three months ended September 30, 2021 were as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30, 2021


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash Operating Margin
($'s Per Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

184,918

152,432

$    1,764

$    410

$    1,354

$    361

$    993

Silver equivalent basis 5

13,314

10,975

$   24.51

$   5.70

$   18.81

$   5.01

$   13.80

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received. 

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $25.00 per ounce silver; $2,300 per ounce palladium; and $17.75 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2021.

 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2020


Units Produced²

Units
Sold

Average
Realized
Price
($'s
Per Unit)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Unit) 3

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Unit)

Sales

Net
Earnings

Cash Flow
From
Operations

Total
Assets

Gold

















Salobo

63,408

59,584

$

1,902

$

408

$

374

$

113,319

$

66,700

$

91,917

$

2,529,258

Sudbury 4

3,798

7,858


1,929


400


831


15,161


5,485


12,018


327,352

Constancia

3,780

4,112


1,902


407


338


7,819


4,758


6,147


106,870

San Dimas

9,228

9,687


1,902


612


315


18,423


9,442


14,309


185,835

Stillwater

3,176

3,015


1,902


345


449


5,734


3,341


4,695


225,688

Other 5

7,110

5,845


1,929


423


305


11,278


7,022


8,804


9,184


90,500

90,101

$

1,906

$

428

$

404

$

171,734

$

96,748

$

137,890

$

3,384,187

Silver

















Peñasquito

1,992

1,799

$

24.55

$

4.26

$

3.24

$

44,154

$

30,660

$

36,492

$

355,167

Antamina

1,516

1,090


24.55


4.67


8.74


26,758


12,139


21,666


641,521

Constancia

430

415


24.55


5.99


7.63


10,190


4,538


7,704


220,417

Other 6

2,090

1,695


24.98


8.37


1.94


42,332


24,859


24,333


475,613


6,028

4,999

$

24.69

$

5.89

$

4.36

$

123,434

$

72,196

$

90,195

$

1,692,718

Palladium

















Stillwater

5,444

5,546

$

2,182

$

383

$

428

$

12,100

$

7,604

$

9,977

$

243,354

Cobalt

















Voisey's Bay

-

-

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

n.a.

$

-

$

-

$

-

$

227,510

Operating results








$

307,268

$

176,548

$

238,062

$

5,547,769

Other















General and administrative










$

(21,326)

$

(7,239)



Finance costs












(2,766)


(2,820)



Other











(2,624)


96



Income tax












43


-



Total other









$

(26,673)

$

(9,963)

$

543,418












$

149,875

$

228,099

$

6,091,187

1

Units of gold, silver and palladium produced and sold are reported in ounces, while cobalt is reported in pounds. All figures in thousands except cobalt pounds produced and sold, gold and palladium ounces produced and sold and per unit amounts.

2

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Comprised of the operating Coleman, Copper Cliff, Garson, Creighton and Totten gold interests as well as the non-operating Stobie and Victor gold interests.

5)

Comprised of the operating Minto and 777 gold interests as well as the non-operating Rosemont gold interest.

6)

Comprised of the operating Los Filos, Zinkgruvan, Yauliyacu, Stratoni, Neves-Corvo, Aljustrel, Minto and 777 silver interests as well as the non-operating Keno Hill, Loma de La Plata, Pascua-Lama and Rosemont silver interests.

On a gold equivalent and silver equivalent basis, results for the Company for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30, 2020


Ounces
Produced 1, 2

Ounces
Sold 2

Average
Realized
Price
($'s Per
Ounce)

Average
Cash Cost
($'s Per
Ounce) 3

Cash Operating Margin
($'s Per Ounce) 4

Average
Depletion
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gross
Margin
($'s Per
Ounce)

Gold equivalent basis 5

181,184

166,611

$    1,844

$    421

$    1,423

$    364

$    1,059

Silver equivalent basis 5

13,045

11,996

$   25.61

$   5.85

$   19.76

$   5.05

$   14.71

1)

Quantity produced represent the amount of gold, silver, palladium and cobalt contained in concentrate or doré prior to smelting or refining deductions. Production figures are based on information provided by the operators of the mining operations to which the mineral stream interests relate or management estimates in those situations where other information is not available. Certain production figures may be updated in future periods as additional information is received.

2)

Silver ounces produced and sold in thousands.

3)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iii) at the end of this press release.

4)

Refer to discussion on non-IFRS measure (iv) at the end of this press release.

5)

GEOs and SEOs, which are provided to assist the reader, are based on the following commodity price assumptions: $1,800 per ounce gold; $25.00 per ounce silver; $2,300 per ounce palladium; and $17.75 per pound cobalt; consistent with those used in estimating the Company's production guidance for 2021.

Non-IFRS Measures

Wheaton has included, throughout this document, certain non-IFRS performance measures, including (i) adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share; (ii) operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted); (iii) average cash costs of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis, with the Company receiving its first deliveries of cobalt from Voisey's Bay during the first quarter of 2021; and (iv) cash operating margin. The Company has removed the non-IFRS measure associated with net debt as Wheaton fully repaid its debt during the first quarter of 2021.

    i. 

Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share are calculated by removing the effects of non-cash impairment charges,non-cash fair value (gains) losses and other one-time (income) expenses as well as the reversal of non-cash income tax expense (recovery) which is offset by income tax expense (recovery) recognized in the Statements of Shareholders' Equity and OCI, respectively. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance.




The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share (basic and diluted).

 



Three Months Ended
September 30

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)


2021


2020

Net earnings


$

134,937


$

149,875

Add back (deduct):







(Gain) loss on fair value adjustment of share purchase warrants held



1,246



1,107

(Gain) loss on fair value adjustment of convertible notes receivable



490



1,095

Income tax expense (recovery) recognized in the Statement of Shareholders' Equity



(269)



(92)

Income tax expense (recovery) recognized in the Statement of OCI



627



(9)

Other



56



31

Adjusted net earnings


$

137,087


$

152,007

Divided by:







Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding



450,326



449,125

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding



451,717



451,999

Equals:







Adjusted earnings per share - basic


$

0.304


$

0.338

Adjusted earnings per share - diluted


$

0.303


$

0.336

 

ii.

Operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted) is calculated by dividing cash generated by operating activities by the weighted average number of shares outstanding (basic and diluted). The Company presents operating cash flow per share as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metal mining industry who present results on a similar basis.




The following table provides a reconciliation of operating cash flow per share (basic and diluted).

 


Three Months Ended
September 30

(in thousands, except for per share amounts)


2021


2020

Cash generated by operating activities


$

201,287


$

228,099

Divided by:







Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding



450,326



449,125

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding



451,717



451,999

Equals:







Operating cash flow per share - basic


$

0.447


$

0.508

Operating cash flow per share - diluted


$

0.446


$

0.505

 

     iii. 

Average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis is calculated by dividing the total cost of sales, less depletion, by the ounces or pounds sold. In the precious metal mining industry, this is a common performance measure but does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. In addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance and ability to generate cash flow.




The following table provides a calculation of average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis.

 


Three Months Ended
September 30

(in thousands, except for gold and palladium ounces sold, cobalt pounds sold and per unit amounts)


2021


2020

Cost of sales


$

117,505


$

130,720

Less:  depletion



(54,976)



(60,601)

Cash cost of sales


$

62,529


$

70,119

Cash cost of sales is comprised of:







Total cash cost of gold sold


$

31,405


$

38,570

Total cash cost of silver sold



27,782



29,426

Total cash cost of palladium sold



2,667



2,123

Total cash cost of cobalt sold



675



-

Total cash cost of sales


$

62,529


$

70,119

Divided by:







Total gold ounces sold



67,649



90,101

Total silver ounces sold



5,487



4,999

Total palladium ounces sold



5,703



5,546

Total cobalt pounds sold



131,174



-

Equals:







Average cash cost of gold (per ounce)


$

464


$

428

Average cash cost of silver (per ounce)


$

5.06


$

5.89

Average cash cost of palladium (per ounce)


$

468


$

383

Average cash cost of cobalt (per pound)


$

5.15


$

n.a.

 

iv.

Cash operating margin is calculated by subtracting the average cash cost of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis from the average realized selling price of gold, silver and palladium on a per ounce basis and cobalt on a per pound basis. The Company presents cash operating margin as management and certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company's performance in comparison to other companies in the precious metal mining industry who present results on a similar basis as well as to evaluate the Company's ability to generate cash flow.




The following table provides a reconciliation of cash operating margin.

 


Three Months Ended
September 30

(in thousands, except for cobalt pounds sold, gold and palladium ounces sold and per unit amounts)


2021


2020

Total sales:







Gold


$

121,416


$

171,734

Silver


$

130,587


$

123,434

Palladium


$

13,834


$

12,100

Cobalt


$

3,120


$

-

Divided by:







Total gold ounces sold



67,649



90,101

Total silver ounces sold



5,487



4,999

Total palladium ounces sold



5,703



5,546

Total cobalt pounds sold



131,174



-

Equals:







Average realized price of gold (per ounce)


$

1,795


$

1,906

Average realized price of silver (per ounce)


$

23.80


$

24.69

Average realized price of palladium (per ounce)


$

2,426


$

2,182

Average realized price of cobalt (per pound)


$

23.78


$

n.a.

Less:







Average cash cost of gold 1 (per ounce)


$

(464)


$

(428)

Average cash cost of silver 1 (per ounce)


$

(5.06)


$

(5.89)

Average cash cost of palladium 1 (per ounce)


$

(468)


$

(383)

Average cash cost of cobalt 1 (per pound)


$

(5.15)


$

n.a.

Equals:







Cash operating margin per gold ounce sold


$

1,331


$

1,478

As a percentage of realized price of gold



74%



78%

Cash operating margin per silver ounce sold


$

18.74


$

18.80

As a percentage of realized price of silver



79%



76%

Cash operating margin per palladium ounce sold


$

1,958


$

1,799

As a percentage of realized price of palladium



81%



82%

Cash operating margin per cobalt pound sold


$

18.63


$

n.a.

As a percentage of realized price of cobalt



78%



n.a.

1) Please refer to non-IFRS measure (iii), above.

These non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, and other companies may calculate these measures differently.  The presentation of these non-IFRS measures is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For more detailed information, please refer to Wheaton's MD&A available on the Company's website at www.wheatonpm.com and posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Wheaton to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to specific risks relating to the completion of documentation and diligence for the Fenix PMPA with Rio2, the satisfaction of each party's obligations in accordance with the terms of the Fenix PMPA with Rio2, risks associated with fluctuations in the price of commodities (including Wheaton's ability to sell its precious metals or cobalt production at acceptable prices or at all), risks of significant impacts on Wheaton or the Mining Operations as a result of an epidemic (including the COVID-19 virus pandemic), risks related to the Mining Operations (including fluctuations in the price of the primary or other commodities mined at such operations, regulatory, political and other risks of the jurisdictions in which the Mining Operations are located, actual results of mining, risks associated with the exploration, development, operating, expansion and improvement of the Mining Operations, environmental and economic risks of the Mining Operations, and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined), the absence of control over the Mining Operations and having to rely on the accuracy of the public disclosure and other information Wheaton receives from the Mining Operations, uncertainty in the estimation of production from Mining Operations, uncertainty in the accuracy of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimation, the ability of each party to satisfy their obligations in accordance with the terms of the PMPAs, the estimation of future production from Mining Operations, Wheaton's interpretation of, compliance with or application of, tax laws and regulations or accounting policies and rules being found to be incorrect, any challenge or reassessment by the CRA of the Company's tax filings being successful and the potential negative impact to the Company's previous and future tax filings, assessing the impact of the CRA Settlement for years subsequent to 2010 (including whether there will be any material change in the Company's facts or change in law or jurisprudence), potential implementation of a 15% global minimum tax, counterparty credit and liquidity, mine operator concentration, indebtedness and guarantees, hedging, competition, claims and legal proceedings against Wheaton or the Mining Operations, security over underlying assets, governmental regulations, international operations of Wheaton and the Mining Operations, exploration, development, operations, expansions and improvements at the Mining Operations, environmental regulations and climate change, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to obtain and maintain necessary licenses, permits, approvals and rulings, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to comply with applicable laws, regulations and permitting requirements, lack of suitable infrastructure and employees to support the Mining Operations, inability to replace and expand mineral reserves, including anticipated timing of the commencement of production by certain Mining Operations (including increases in production, estimated grades and recoveries), uncertainties of title and indigenous rights with respect to the Mining Operations, Wheaton and the Mining Operations ability to obtain adequate financing, the Mining Operations ability to complete permitting, construction, development and expansion, global financial conditions, and other risks discussed in the section entitled "Description of the Business – Risk Factors" in Wheaton's Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, Wheaton's Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Form 6-K filed March 11, 2021 both on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR (the "Disclosure"). Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management currently believes to be reasonable, including (without limitation):the completion of documentation and diligence in respect of the Fenix PMPA with Rio2, the payment of US$50 million to Rio2 and the satisfaction of each party's obligations in accordance with the terms of the Fenix PMPA with Rio2, that there will be no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, that neither Wheaton nor the Mining Operations will suffer significant impacts as a result of an epidemic (including the COVID-19 virus pandemic), that the Mining Operations will continue to operate and the mining projects will be completed in accordance with public statements and achieve their stated production estimates, that the mineral reserves and mineral resource estimates from Mining Operations (including reserve conversion rates) are accurate, that each party will satisfy their obligations in accordance with the PMPAs, that Wheaton will continue to be able to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, that Wheaton will be able to source and obtain accretive PMPAs, that any outbreak or threat of an outbreak of a virus or other contagions or epidemic disease will be adequately responded to locally, nationally, regionally and internationally, without such response requiring any prolonged closure of the Mining Operations or having other material adverse effects on the Company and counterparties to its PMPAs, that the trading of the Company's common shares will not be adversely affected by the differences in liquidity, settlement and clearing systems as a result of multiple listings of the Common Shares on the LSE, the TSX and the NYSE, that the trading of the Company's common shares will not be suspended, and that the net proceeds of sales of common shares, if any, will be used as anticipated, that expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters will be achieved (including ongoing class action litigation and CRA audits involving the Company), that Wheaton has properly considered the interpretation and application of Canadian tax law to its structure and operations, that Wheaton has filed its tax returns and paid applicable taxes in compliance with Canadian tax law, that Wheaton's application of the CRA Settlement for years subsequent to 2010 is accurate (including the Company's assessment that there will be no material change in the Company's facts or change in law or jurisprudence for years subsequent to 2010), and such other assumptions and factors as set out in the Disclosure. 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