Gold Fields Limited (NYSE & JSE, Nasdaq Dubai: GFI) today announced net earnings for the September quarter of R1,424 million compared with R1,606 million in the June quarter and R2,055 million in the September 2011 quarter. In US dollar terms net earnings for the September quarter were US$171 million, compared with US$198 million in the June quarter and US$293 million in the September 2011 quarter.

September 2012 quarter salient features:

Production losses of 35,000 ounces due to illegal strike action at KDC and Beatrix;
Underground fire at KDC West responsible for 30,000 ounces of lost production;
Group attributable equivalent gold production of 811,000 ounces compared with 862,000 ounces in the June quarter;
Total cash cost of US$916 per ounce and NCE of US$1,448 per ounce;
Operating margin of 45 per cent and NCE margin of 13 per cent; and
“24/7″ arrangements and other operating improvements agreed at South Deep.

Institutional Holders

% Shares Owned:41.72%
# of Holders:144
Total Shares Held:304,409,182
3 Mo. Net Change: 426,859
# New Positions:7
# Closed Positions:7
# Increased Positions:50
# Reduced Positions:40
# Net Buyers:10

Valuation Ratios

P/E Ratio (TTM)9.1716.9230.72
P/E High – Last 5 Yrs.78.59164.45
P/E Low – Last 5 Yrs.12.4628.85
Price to Sales (TTM)1.6711.251.84
Price to Book (MRQ)1.542.141.75
Price to Tangible Book (MRQ)1.702.402.28
Price to Cash Flow (TTM)5.1412.9019.22
Price to Free Cash Flow (TTM)31.2496.7314.42


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