It said this week full-year production came in at 477,200oz, higher than the full-year 425,000-465,000oz guidance, with 2020 all-in sustaining costs expected to range between US$975-1,025/oz.
Equinox initiated a staged restart in December of the Los Filos mine in Mexico. It produced 13,700oz gold from the operation in the December quarter after withdrawing guidance in November because of a community blockade.
The company's portfolio-wide production came in at 136,400oz, including output from Los Filos and gold poured during the commissioning and ramp-up at Castle Mountain, in California, USA.
Equinox has moved from a non-producer in mid-2018 to a company with eight operating gold mines and a pipeline of growth projects.
The company, which announced the acquisition of Premier Gold Mines and its Hardrock gold project in Ontario in December, aims to be a 1Moz producer by the end of 2023.
"However, despite the company's progress, Equinox continues to trade at a discount to its peers, which we believe should close over time but currently presents a buying opportunity for investors," said Haywood Securities analyst Kerry Smith.
Haywood maintains a ‘buy' rating on Equinox with a price target of C$24.50.
Its shares (TSX:EQX) last traded at $13.56, capitalizing it at $3.3 billion (US$2.6 billion).