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Altius records firm revenue in Q2

Altius Minerals has indicated a second quarter royalty revenue result of C$28.17 million (US$21.48 million) which, BMO Capital Markets said, was better than expected.
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The Q2 revenue was up from C$21.91 million in Q2 2021 and from C$25.49 million in Q1 2022, Altius reported. And beat BMO's forecast of C$26.5 million

"The better-than-expected results were primarily driven by performance in the potash and thermal coal divisions, which both included unexpected royalty adjustments in the quarter," BMO's Rene Cartier said.

"Given Altius' low share count, our estimates have modestly increased," Cartier said.

BMO's target price for Altius is C$23/share.

The company's share price was C$15.97 on 14 July. It has fallen from a year-to-date high of C$25.59 on 19 April.

Altius' potash revenue of C$11.45 million compared to BMO's forecast of C$10.2 million.

The company said that mine production at the 777 mine ended during the quarter upon the depletion of reserves.

"Looking ahead, we no longer forecast any meaningful attributable revenue from the 777 royalty, a significant contributor, in our view, averaging roughly C$3 million a quarter in royalty revenue recently," BMO said.

"Given the operational challenges at Gunnison, with &&& royalty revenues expected to be largely finished, Altius' base metal exposure as a percentage of its revenue profile is forecast to decline, with Chapada as the main contributor," BMO said.

Altius' base and mattery metals revenue of C$8.4 million for the quarter compared to BMO's forecast of C$9.9 million.

Altius has a market capitalization of C$762.8 million.