Newmont Mining (NEM) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

NEM earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.

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Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM)
Q1 2019 Earnings Call
April 25, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Newmont's first-quarter 2019 earnings call. [Operator instructions] Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Jessica Largent, vice president of investor relations. Please go ahead.

Jessica Largent -- Vice President of Investor Relations

Thank you, and good morning, everyone. Welcome to Newmont's first-quarter 2019 earnings conference call. Joining us on the call today are Gary Goldberg, chief executive officer; Nancy Buese, chief financial officer; and Tom Palmer, president and chief operating officer. They will be available to answer questions at the end of the call along with other members of our executive team.

Turning to Slide 2. Please take a moment to review the cautionary statements shown here and refer to our SEC filings, which can be found on our website at newmontgoldcorp.com. And now I'll turn it over to Gary on Slide 3.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Jess, and thank you all for joining our call. Newmont delivered solid first-quarter results as we continue to execute our strategy, which includes delivering superior operational execution by running our mines safely and efficiently, sustaining a global portfolio of long-life assets by advancing profitable expansions and exploration on four continents and leading the gold sector in profitability and responsibility. Turning to the details on Slide 4. In the first quarter, Newmont again delivered superior operational execution, which we demonstrated by producing over 1.2 million ounces of attributable gold production at all-in sustaining costs of $907 per ounce, pouring our 10 millionth ounce at Tanami since mining began in 1986 and forging an agreement with Barrick to create a joint venture in Nevada by combining our operations to unlock synergies and new opportunities for our employees and stakeholders.

We also continued to strengthen our portfolio in the first quarter. We commissioned the Tanami Power Project safely and on schedule, lowering power costs and carbon emissions by 20% and paving the way for a second expansion of this world-class asset in Australia. We invested in profitable growth through the Ahafo Mill Expansion and Quecher Main projects, which are expected to reach commercial production later this year. We progressed studies for future opportunities across our portfolio, including Tanami Expansion 2 and Yanacocha Sulfides, which continue to advance toward full funding decisions.

And we announced, and last week closed, our acquisition of Goldcorp, which I'll discuss in more detail later. Finally, we delivered leading financial performance in the first quarter by generating adjusted EBITDA of $687 million and free cash flow of $349 million; maintaining one of the strongest balance sheets in the gold sector, supported by an investment-grade credit profile; returning cash to shareholders through an industry-leading quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share and a special dividend of $0.88 per share. We also continued to fulfill our commitment to leading environmental, social and governance performance by upholding human rights, serving as responsible natural resource stewards and applying lessons to reduce risk and improve health and safety for the benefit of all employees and stakeholders. I invite you to read more about our performance, programs and targets as well as areas we can continue to improve on in Beyond the Mine, our annual sustainability report, which is available on our website.

Turning to more about sustainability on Slide 5. We began the year with the total recordable injury frequency rate of 0.52, a step back from our 2018 performance and a reminder that we need to remain vigilant in reinforcing key safety systems and behaviors among our employees and contractors throughout our business. Earlier this month marked the anniversary of the tragic loss of our 6 colleagues at the Ahafo Mill Expansion project in Ghana. Although a year has passed, the void in the lives of their families and friends remains as their memories live on.

We learned critical lessons from the thorough investigation conducted after the accident. These lessons have been applied at our operations and have been shared across the mining industry. Creating a more responsible and sustainable business is a continuous journey. The tragic failure of Vale's Brumadinho tailings facility in Brazil earlier this year highlighted the need for the industry to improve its management of these facilities.

Newmont continues to review and improve our existing practices. To improve awareness of our facilities, we published a tailings fact sheet, which can be found on our website. We have 26 tailings facilities in which we safely place more than 100 million tonnes of tailings every year, guided by strict standards for managing and inspecting our facilities. We also actively support raising standards for tailings management across the mining industry, similar to how we've been able to raise our standards on cyanide management.

We are committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of people and the environment. Turning to Slide 6. In January, we announced our intent to combine with Goldcorp, and just last week, we closed the transaction after receiving all regulatory and shareholder approvals. Newmont Goldcorp is the world's leading gold business with the strongest portfolio of operating gold mines, projects and reserves and favorable mining jurisdictions.

Underpinned by our proven and scalable operating model, we'll target six million to seven million ounces per year of sustainable gold production, and we expect to enhance annual revenues by another $1.5 billion through silver, zinc and copper production. We will have the financial flexibility needed to execute our capital priorities, deliver an industry-leading dividend and maintain an investment-grade balance sheet. We have a deep bench of accomplished business leaders and high-performing technical teams with extensive mining industry experience. And we will maintain industry leadership in environmental, social and governance performance.

Beyond great assets, prospects and people, our value proposition is supported by our proven strategy and track record. We expect to generate $365 million in annual pre-tax savings through G&A synergies, supply chain efficiencies and Full Potential improvements. Taken together, these efforts hold the potential to deliver total value creation of $4.4 billion. We also expect to unlock further upside through portfolio optimization, project sequencing, exploration and divestments.

As a result, Newmont Goldcorp is set to deliver stable free cash flow from steady production and improving costs over a decade-long time horizon. Turning to our global portfolio on Slide 7. Newmont Goldcorp's industry-leading portfolio is based in four regions where we have the stability and proven operating model to create value. With the additional assets in Canada, Argentina and Mexico and the Pueblo Viejo joint venture in the Dominican Republic, we now have the strongest portfolio of operating mines in favorable jurisdictions, with 90% of our reserves based in the Americas and Australia.

Turning to our projects on Slide 8. Newmont Goldcorp has a robust project pipeline, creating a foundation for steady production and cash flow for decades to come. This pipeline gives us significant flexibility, and we will continue to advance only those projects that meet our minimum hurdle rate of 15% at a $1,200 gold price. The depth of this pipeline also allows us to optimize and sequence projects to ensure that capital is deployed effectively and efficiently based on value and risk.

This is the same approach we've taken to successfully deliver 11 projects on four continents on or ahead of schedule and at or below budget over the last six years. Turning to our production profile on Slide 9. Here's a look at Newmont Goldcorp's production through 2025. We are well-positioned for the longer term.

And over the next seven years, the combined portfolio is capable of producing seven million to eight million ounces of gold annually with all-in sustaining costs declining from $945 per ounce in 2019 to $830 per ounce in 2025. I would emphasize that we are still targeting production of six million to seven million ounces of gold annually, and this outlook does not include the impact of potential divestitures or project optimization. Turning to the Nevada joint venture on Slide 10. In March, we entered into an implementation agreement with Barrick to form a joint venture that will combine our mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada.

We believe this arrangement will generate long-term value for all of our stakeholders by unlocking synergies, allowing profitable production to continue well into the future and creating opportunities for our employees and other stakeholders through a broader, unified mining enterprise in Nevada. Under the terms of the agreement, Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp will hold economic interest equal to 61.5% and 38.5%, respectively. Barrick will operate the entity with overall management responsibility and will be subject to the supervision and direction of the joint venture's board, which will be comprised of three individuals appointed by Barrick along with Tom Palmer and myself. Collectively, both companies will have equal representation on the joint venture's technical, financial and exploration advisory committees.

Our teams have been meeting regularly to facilitate a smooth transition upon closing and ensure a successful partnership into the future. With that, I'll turn it over to Nancy on Slide 11 to discuss our financial performance.

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Gary. Turning to Slide 12 for the financial highlights. Compared to the prior-year quarter, we delivered revenue of $1.8 billion, which was approximately flat despite lower gold price; adjusted net income of $176 million or $0.33 per diluted share; and adjusted EBITDA of $687 million, an increase of 7%. Cash from continuing operations was $574 million.

And free cash flow was $349 million, primarily due to improvements in working capital. Turning to Slide 13 for a review of earnings per share in more detail. First-quarter GAAP net income from continuing operations was $113 million or $0.21 per diluted share. Primary adjustments included $0.11 related to transaction and integration costs from the Goldcorp acquisition and the Nevada joint venture, $0.04 related to valuation allowances and other tax impacts and $0.03 primarily related to a change in the fair value of our investments and minor restructuring charges.

Taking these adjustments into account, we delivered adjusted net income of $0.33 per diluted share. Turning now to Slide 14. We remain well-positioned to execute our capital priorities, including maintaining an investment-grade credit profile, investing in the next generation of mines to improve margins and build a stronger reserve base and returning cash to shareholders. Newmont closed the first quarter with one of the strongest balance sheets in the gold sector, and over the past month, we've executed a number of key financing activities.

We declared a first-quarter dividend of $0.14 per share and announced a special dividend of $0.88 per share. The special dividend will be paid on May 1 to Newmont shareholders on record as of April 17. We reset our five-year $3 billion revolving credit facility, creating a strong banking syndicate and providing for a solid slate of future financing partners. We completed a successful exchange of Goldcorp notes to Newmont and streamlined our capital structure.

And we paid off $1.25 billion of outstanding Goldcorp debt at closing. Looking forward, 2019 will involve some complex reporting updates as we work to integrate Goldcorp and close the Nevada joint venture. In the second quarter, we will report consolidated Newmont Goldcorp financial results, which will include Goldcorp's performance from the date of close. However, it's worth noting the guidance we provided in March assumed a full year of Goldcorp production, costs and capital.

Impacts from the Nevada joint venture have yet to be fully determined, but once the transaction is completed, we will proportionately consolidate our ownership interest and report the entity as a separate segment in our financials. Despite the reporting changes you will see in 2019, Newmont Goldcorp is well-positioned to continue a trajectory of industry-leading financial performance by executing our capital priorities and staying focused on long-term value creation. And now I'll hand it to Tom for a discussion of our operations starting on Slide 15.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Thanks, Nancy. Turning to North America on Slide 16. Our North American operations turned in a solid quarter after coming off a very strong fourth quarter and overcoming near-term challenges. At Carlin, we delivered steady performance and continued our remediation work at Gold Quarry.

As previously stated, we forecast the impact of geotechnical issues on Carlin's production to be approximately 70,000 ounces in 2019. However, we expect to recover a proportion of these ounces over the medium term, and we plan to start mining Chukar underground at Gold Quarry again in June. During the second quarter, Mill 6 will complete its annual planned maintenance shut for approximately three weeks in May. At CC&V, we completed the drawdown of stockpile concentrates for processing in Nevada and are running at more steady-state production and inventory levels.

And at Phoenix, we started to shift into higher-grade copper zones and away from higher-grade gold zones in our mine sequence. Looking forward, we remain focused on continued execution and finalizing the Nevada joint venture with Barrick as we begin to generate additional value through combining our assets. We're also advancing our studies of CC&V Underground and Galore Creek. Turning to South America on Slide 17.

At Yanacocha, we continued mining higher grades from Tapado Oeste pit. And at Merian, first-quarter performance was impacted by wet weather, but continued improvements in mine and mill productivity helped to offset this. We have reached fresh rock. Although we expect variability in the amount of saprolite we process, the primary crusher will help to sustain mill throughput over the course of 2019.

Quecher Main stripping continues on course, and construction of the new leach pad is ongoing as we target commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2019. Once complete, Yanacocha is expected to deliver approximately 200,000 ounces per year of consolidated production from 2020 to 2025 and serve as a bridge to developing the extensive sulfide deposits in the years ahead. Detailed engineering work for the sulfides project continues, and in March, we achieved a significant milestone, the approval of the overall project's environmental impact assessment. Two subsequent approvals will be required prior to reaching a full funds decision in 2020.

Turning to Australia on Slide 18. At Tanami, we delivered strong performance on the back of higher grades and sustained mill improvements. As Gary mentioned, Tanami reached an impressive milestone in March, and I'd like to congratulate the team for pouring the operation's 10 millionth ounce. At Boddington, stripping in the South Pit continues, and we successfully completed the first of three planned mill maintenance shuts in 2019.

KCGM continues to manage geotechnical challenges, while we draw down stockpiles to help offset reduced ex-pit mining. Mining in the Morrison starter pit is under way, and we expect to reach higher grades in the second half of the year, helping to sustain operations as we work to optimize our longer-term mine plans that will continue through most of 2019. Looking forward, study work for Tanami Expansion 2 continues to advance toward a full funds decision later this year, and shaft sinking has progressed beyond 90 meters. Turning to our latest investment on Slide 19.

In March, the Tanami Power Project was commissioned safely and on schedule. The project included the installation of a 450-kilometer natural gas pipeline, two power stations and an interconnected power line. Transitioning the site from diesel to natural gas provides a reliable energy source, lowering power costs and carbon emissions by 20%, while paving the way to further extend Tanami's mine life. And the project is expected to generate net cash savings of $34 per ounce from 2019 to 2023 and deliver an internal rate of return of greater than 50%.

Tanami is Australia's second largest underground gold mine, and we expect it to remain a cornerstone asset in the Newmont Goldcorp portfolio for decades to come. Turning to Africa on Slide 20. The Africa region yet again delivered another strong quarter. At Akyem, the mill continues to perform well on the back of sustained full-potential improvements.

And at Ahafo, improved performance was driven by higher grades from both the Subika Underground and open pit. The Ahafo Mill Expansion remains on track to achieve commercial production in the fourth quarter, and once completed, will increase production, lower costs and extend mine life at Ahafo. We are reaching the peak construction workforce on site and remain focused on safely completing the construction of the stockpile feed conveyor, sag mill, primary crusher and leach tanks. In the second quarter, we expect to make a full funds decision for the Owansay layback an extension of the current mining operations that would take open-pit mine life at Ahafo through to 2029.

Ahafo's performance is expected to continue improving throughout 2019, and they remain on track to deliver a record year. Finally, we continue to advance our regional growth studies and are working to prioritize our many opportunities on a value-versus-risk basis. Turning to Slide 21 for an update on the Goldcorp assets and our integration work. During the first quarter, Goldcorp operations performed as expected, with the Borden Project at Porcupine on schedule to achieve commercial production in the second half of 2019 and the Pyrite Leach Project running well with overall recoveries trending higher at Peñasquito.

And at Red Lake, the Cochenour project achieved commercial production on April 1 and is expected to contribute approximately 30,000 ounces in 2019. We expect a back half-weighted 2019 for the Goldcorp assets, driven by reaching higher grades at both Peñasquito and Cerro Negro. However, recent events have created headwinds to achieving Goldcorp's previously forecasted production levels. At Musselwhite, our team is conducting a thorough investigation into the conveyor fire, which occurred on March 29.

We're also working to establish full access to the mine, which is expected to occur over the next two months. As a result, the materials handling project work is currently suspended. And we'll provide additional updates on project timing and impacts to production as information becomes available. At Peñasquito, we're engaged in active dialogue to successfully resolve an ongoing partial blockade of the site by a group of local stakeholders.

During this process, the site has maintained planned production levels through the mill, and we expect minimal impacts to 2019 production. But overall mining rates have been reduced. Turning to our integration efforts, which are well under way. In March, we announced Newmont Goldcorp's executive leadership team, featuring accomplished mining leaders who are appointed by based on a number of criteria, including experience, team performance and values-based leadership.

Most of the changes will take place over the coming months to allow for a seamless transition process through the fourth quarter when I'll succeed Gary as president and chief executive officer. Rob Atkinson will join us on June 1 as chief operating officer, leading our operations and projects team, which includes our four regional senior vice presidents. These four individuals were appointed based on their exceptional track records of leadership, project execution and commitment to safety and sustainability. Todd White, who previously served as chief operating officer for Goldcorp, will lead Newmont Goldcorp's new North America region with accountability for our four mines in Canada, CC&V in the U.S.

and Peñasquito in Mexico. After three years successfully leading our Africa region, Alwyn Pretorius will move across to lead our South America region with accountability for the Cerro Negro, Merian and Yanacocha operations. Francois Hardy who is a 16-year veteran with Newmont and led the very successful turnaround of our Tanami mine in Australia from 2012 to 2018 and is currently leading our project development work in Australia has been promoted to replace Alwyn as regional senior vice president of our Africa region with accountability for our Ahafo and Akyem operations. And finally, Alex Bates, the regional senior vice president of our Australia region, who has overseen improvements at our Tanami, Boddington and KCGM operations will continue in his current capacity.

Now that we have appointed all of the senior leaders, the next step will be to launch our Full Potential continuous improvement program at our newly acquired Goldcorp assets, starting at Peñasquito in June and progressing to Cerro Negro and Éléonore over the second half of 2019. Full Potential will have a laser focus on the key value drivers for each location. However, we expect the greatest overall value potential to be in processing improvements, which will concentrate on productivity, reliability and cost efficiency. Our teams have been working diligently to begin delivering G&A savings by removing duplication in the areas of labor and consulting services.

And we're also pursuing near-term supply chain efficiencies, which include the initial consolidation of supply contracts and utilizing our scale to improve global purchasing power. I'm very excited to have Newmont Goldcorp leadership team in place with highly capable people focused on generating long-term value. With that, I'll hand it back to Gary to wrap up on Slide 22.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, Tom. Turning to Slide 23. Newmont delivered solid first-quarter results and laid the groundwork for an even stronger future for Newmont Goldcorp. Our focus remains on generating long-term value for our shareholders.

We will do this by continuing to execute our strategy, which is to deliver superior operational excellence by focusing on safety and a culture of continuous improvement; sustain a global portfolio of long-life assets by investing in the next generation of mines, technology and leaders across our business; and to lead the gold sector in profitability and responsibility by maintaining high standards and respectful relationships with all of our stakeholders. Thank you for your time. And with that, I'll turn it over to the operator to open the line for questions. 

Questions and Answers:

Operator

Thank you. [Operator instructions] Our first question today will come from Fahad Tariq of Credit Suisse. Please go ahead.

Fahad Tariq -- Credit Suisse -- Analyst

Good morning. Thanks for taking my question. On Slide 21, you talk a little bit about Goldcorp. Because we don't have any operational results from Q1, can you give some more color on, specifically, Musselwhite with the underground fire and Cerro Negro with the strike, how that impacted Q1 production? And any other color you can give on Q1.

That would be really helpful.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

It's Tom here. For Cerro Negro, the partial blockade hasn't had any impact on Q1 production. So with -- I'm sorry, not Cerro Negro, Peñasquito, excuse me, hasn't had any impact on Q1 production. We've been able to continue to run the mill as we work through that matter.

And the fire at Musselwhite occurred at the very end of the first quarter. So it's still a fairly recent event that we're working through to understand, work methods to come back in and remediate the areas that were damaged by the fire and to do the rectification work. So it's still very early days there. But from a Q1 perspective, neither of those issues have an impact on Goldcorp's performance.

Fahad Tariq -- Credit Suisse -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

The next question will come from Chris Terry of Deutsche Bank. Please go ahead.

Chris Terry -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

A few questions from me. The first one just around the integration of the Goldcorp assets. How do you think about getting the right speed there where you can make changes, but not, I guess, be too hasty? Will you start making changes at the asset level before giving the overall guidance? And then what is the timing that we should expect where you'll come out with revised estimates for the total company, including the new Goldcorp assets? Thanks. That's my first question.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

I'll take the last question, and I'll hand the first question back over to Tom. In terms of guidance, the plan would be when we announce our second-quarter results in July, we'd update the Newmont Goldcorp guidance. As a reminder, that wouldn't include changes that might be impacting guidance from the Nevada JV. That, we'll take onboard once that gets established moving forward.

In terms of integration, a lot of work going on, on the integration front and has been now for well over two months. And I'll hand over to Tom on the details of the work that's going on there.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Thanks, Gary. The six Goldcorp assets, in effect, there's no change for those six assets. The six general managers remain in place. We'll have five of those assets report through to Todd White, who is our new North American regional senior vice president.

Cerro Negro will report through to Alwyn Pretorius, who is our new South America regional senior vice president. We expect that -- those operations to continue to run under the leadership of those various general managers and regional senior vice presidents. Where you'll see Newmont's impact is as we come in and start to go through our rigorous application of our Full Potential Program, which is a very structured process that takes place over a couple of months of diagnosis and setting up delivery plans. And then there's normally an 18- to 24-month delivery program coming out of that diagnostic work.

We will start in June at Peñasquito. We'll move through to Cerro Negro and then through to Eleonore and have had potential up and running at three of the six sites before we complete this year.

Chris Terry -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Thanks, Tom. And then just on Slide 9, the overall production guidance of six million to seven million ounces overall, that really -- just to reiterate, that's the medium term. You still can expect that 2019, maybe 2020, etc., you're still above that line. Just wanted to get color on the first year where you'd be in that range.

I appreciate it obviously depends on divestments as well, but just some comments there. Thanks.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Sure thing. And as we said, this did not exclude basically what Goldcorp's production was through April 17 of this year. So we'll be addressing that as we go through and have a full 12 months of that production in 2020. This had 12 months for 2019, and it won't be that high.

The other thing it doesn't have is any changes as a result of the Nevada joint venture and what might occur due to further project optimization and asset optimization, including potential divestments. So I would stay tuned for what we give in terms of an update in July, Chris, once we have further details to provide on the Goldcorp piece.

Chris Terry -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

And the last one from me. Just in terms of the Full Potential Program, specifically on the Goldcorp assets, how much of that is cost-out itself? You talked about throughput and efficiencies, etc. What is actual -- what are the cost opportunities?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Yes. The vast majority of the benefit is going to come from processing and then mining improvements. And then cost-outs is, so it's going to come from support and other improvements. It's a relatively small percentage.

If you go back to some of our material, we'll post on the website the details of that. You can see a pie chart that breaks out those 6 assets and the contributions from processing, mining, support and other. Where you see the contributions from processing and mining, a lot of that is going to come from improved productivity and reliability as opposed to cost-outs.

Chris Terry -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. Thanks. Thanks, Tom. That's it for me.

Operator

Our next question will come from John Bridges of JP Morgan. Please go ahead.

John Bridges -- J.P. Morgan -- Analyst

Thanks for taking the question. I was just wondering, now that the contracts are all signed, whether you have -- if you could sort of talk about surprises, positive negative, that you've picked up as you've been looking at the Goldcorp assets that you've acquired.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

John, it's Tom here. No surprises. Our due diligence and the subsequent work we've done to prepare for integration is all holding firm. We remain very excited about what we can bring to improve those assets under our Newmont operating model.

And the other thing that is proven through the integration process is the alignment between the two cultures at Newmont and Goldcorp. The -- I've been, over the course of my career, involved in a number of integration exercises. This has been by far and away the smoothest integration exercise. We moved through day one last week without a blip, and I think that's a credit to both the teams at Newmont and Goldcorp and a reflection on the alignment between the two cultures of our organizations.

John Bridges -- J.P. Morgan -- Analyst

OK. Great. Just as a follow-up, I don't see a mention, although it's early stage, of the Colombian assets that I remember being added as sort of a risk to add a little spice to the portfolio. Now that you're differentiating yourself as being a lower-risk gold mining alternative, where do you think Colombia fits or does it fit in the new portfolio?

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks. Thanks, John. I'm going to hand over to Randy Engel to cover that.

Randy Engel -- Executive Vice President of Strategic Development

Thanks for the question. John, we still think there's very good potential in Colombia. We view it as a long-term opportunity for us. And as we step back and take a look at the entire portfolio, we'll be, of course, looking at the exploration potential of Colombia relative to all other regions out there.

John Bridges -- J.P. Morgan -- Analyst

Yes. OK. That asset is going to need some funding shortly, isn't it?

Randy Engel -- Executive Vice President of Strategic Development

Yes, it will. It will need ongoing funding as they continue to ramp up toward production.

John Bridges -- J.P. Morgan -- Analyst

OK. Cool. Thanks, guys. Good luck.

Operator

[Operator instructions] The next question will come from Greg Barnes of TD Securities. Please go ahead.

Greg Barnes -- TD Securities -- Analyst

Thank you. Tom, I think it's a question for you. $365 million in synergies. I think the impression was always that, that would be a number that could be achieved relatively quickly.

But what kind of ramp up do you expect? What run rate should we be looking for over the next couple of years and toward getting to that number?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Thanks for the question, Greg. It's -- we will certainly get through the three Goldcorp sites that have the greatest value contributions. So we're predicting in that $365 million: Peñasquito to be $50 million; Cerro Negro, $35 million; and Éléonore, $25 million. We will have been through our diagnostic process and be delivering value from the Full Potential work before the end of the year at each of those three sites and then rolling through into the remaining three sites in the first part of 2020.

So we will -- through our Full Potential process, you identify quick wins. And so you'd expect to start to see value coming from that. There'll be some other activities that might take the order of 12 to 18 months through the full, Full Potential Program. Then in terms of other synergies, the $100 million for G&A, that will come very quickly in terms of rationalizing.

In fact, we are well down the path of rationalizing the workforce between Vancouver and Denver and so on and so forth and then the nonlabor costs that come from that. And we are actively involved in the -- in starting to get some of the supply chain efficiencies coming through. So we will start to see run rate starting immediately. And it will ramp up as we roll out Full Potential over the course of the next 12 months across the six Goldcorp assets.

Greg Barnes -- TD Securities -- Analyst

So could I imply that by, let's say, the end of 2020 you think you'll be close to or at that full run rate, $365 million?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

I think that's a very good estimate to make, Greg.

Greg Barnes -- TD Securities -- Analyst

OK. And just cycle back to Musselwhite. How serious was that fire? And I'm hearing numbers out there that like you could be not back in the mine fully operational until six months from now.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

It's still early days. It was a serious fire. It was -- any conveyor fire underground is serious. Fortunately, it occurred at a shift change.

There was no one underground. The fire was contained. But you have to go through -- when you have an underground fire that involves a conveyor system, you've got to go through a very robust process to understand how you access that area, understand the work to rehabilitate the tunnel and then to remove the damaged conveyor, both burnt rubber and conveyor structure. So the team there are currently working through in parallel with the investigation, a work method to be able to remediate both the tunnel and to remove the damaged equipment.

So it's still early days to understand that remediation method and then how we might be able to then work through that conveyor tunnel and effect those repairs. So it's just too early, Greg, to make an estimate on how long that will take.

Greg Barnes -- TD Securities -- Analyst

OK. Thanks, Tom.

Operator

The next question will come from Tanya Jakusconek of Deutsche Bank. Please go ahead.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Great. It's Tanya from Scotiabank. Yes.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

You're always moving banks, Tanya.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

I know, I know. One day, I'll be at BMO and Royal too. OK. Just wanted to come back to -- I have a technical question for Tom and then a financial for Nancy.

Just, Tom -- and again, we didn't have the Goldcorp numbers. But do you have a sense at least on Musselwhite, what the guidance would have been for the year without this fire? So we at least would know what Q1 was like, and what was the guidance for the year, so we could take a stab at what we think could happen at this asset.

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

I think it's still early days for us to be -- to give you that sort of guidance. I'd hope by the time we come out with our second-quarter results, we'll be able to give you a better direction and we'll have greater clarity on the remaining...

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

No worries on that, Tom. It was, what was the guide -- what did Musselwhite do in Q1? And what was the original guidance for the year for Musselwhite for 2019?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Yes. The issue with Musselwhite is that the materials handling system was an important part of their production for this year, and that will be delayed in ramping up in the second half. So that's why it's something that we need to work our way through.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

And back to the core of your question, it was a little over 200,000 ounces, is what was what was planned for the full year out of Musselwhite, Tanya, just to give you a flavor. So even if you took that out of our overall guidance, it's pretty small.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Yes. No. And I just wondered if we had similar production in Q4 2018, would have been similar to Q1, just for us to play around with that number. OK.

I'll play around with it. Just looking then, Tom, at any of the other Goldcorp assets, you said all of the other ones performed in line for Q1. You flagged that Peñasquito and Cerro Negro, the grades are ramping up, so better second half of the year. Are there any other assets -- Borden coming in commercial.

Are there any other assets that we should be -- you want to flag to our attention within the Goldcorp portfolio that may differ from that guidance that was originally put out?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

No, there isn't, Tanya. There's no other -- that's -- everything's pretty consistent with what they had provided.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. OK. That's helpful. And maybe then just for Nancy, just coming in, you mentioned to look at everything from April 17 for the guidance for Goldcorp.

Obviously, on the Barrick joint venture side on Nevada, it would be your share from when the deal closes. Can I just ask what -- besides that from an operational standpoint, what other costs do we look at for yourself that we may be incurring in Q2 that we haven't thought about? We obviously have the goodwill allocation. That will -- we will take a stab at that. Are there any other costs that we should be factoring in or accounting that would have an impact in our forecast?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. From an accounting perspective, you've got it right. There will certainly be some noise in the system around the timing of these various transactions, and the changes in reporting fundamentally will be the biggest piece of that. And then certainly, we'll have integration costs for both of the transactions, which we'll report to you.

And then those will be adjusted out for earnings purposes. But yes, fundamentally, we'll be very transparent about those, but there will be additional integration costs for sure. And we will net everything out and then give you our best bridges to understanding both the impact of the Goldcorp transaction and then the Nevada joint venture when that concludes or when that closes.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. We already have some integration costs. So how much more are we getting in through to Q2? Do we have an idea there?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

We really aren't in a position to give guidance on that, but we'll certainly report it and be transparent about it upon conclusion.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. So more in Q2. And just on your Nevada joint venture with Barrick, costs will be reported differently. I would suspect you're under U.S.

GAAP. They're under IFRS. Will adjustments have to be made for yourselves when we see those numbers?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes, absolutely. So Barrick will create the financial statements that underlie the joint venture. Those adjustments will be made. And then we will report our share from a proportional consolidation basis.

And that will be a separate segment in Newmont's financial statement. So that's how you'll see that running through.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

And then you'll adjust for your U.S. GAAP costs?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

Correct. It will be reported under our standards.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Anything else different from that joint venture besides that to look forward to?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

No. We're still working with Barrick, as you would imagine, on how will we receive all of the financial information that comes through. But again, we'll report that to the best of our ability through as a separate segment, so you'll have good visibility to our 38-point-whatever share of the entire venture. But I would say most of the information and guidance and financial results of the joint venture, you should look to Barrick for those.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. And then maybe lastly, when will you be hosting your investor day so we have a lot more clarity on all of this?

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

We're still working to determine that date. Again, we are in the process today of absorbing and gathering all of our information for the combined Newmont Goldcorp entity. The piece of that we'll have to work for is getting the very material impacts of the Nevada JV. That will be something Barrick will compile.

Once we feel like we're in a position to have all of those data points, we would want to provide a very complete picture to the marketplace. So that will sort of TBD based on when we believe we'll have best information on the Nevada JV.

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

OK. That's helpful. Thank you very much.

Operator

Our next question will come from Stephen Walker of RBC Capital Markets. Please go ahead.

Stephen Walker -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Thank you. Good morning. Just a question, Tom, if you would. At Peñasquito, the blockage, the roadblock, the disruption around the gate, could you talk a little bit about what triggered that and kind of how the discussions are going? My understanding, there's an issue with water or materials handling or something.

There was some sort of catalyst that triggered that blockage around, I believe, it was water?

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

It's a complex issue. It's -- and it's an issue that sort of covers some community members from the local community with some concerns around water and some issues around a trucking contractor. So it's a complex issue in that it involves a couple of issues coming together. The blockade is partial, and the discussions taking place with those folks are very active, and I think I'm quite positive that they'll work through to a sensible resolution in the near term.

So it's a complex issue. It's a contractor and some community issues. And I think our team on the ground, they're working with local authorities and those stakeholders are actively working through a resolution of those matters.

Stephen Walker -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

And just as a follow-up, I know that there was a negotiation to get access to water or transport water over properties. Is it just a revisiting of those previous issues with the landholders? Or is there something more serious with respect to water, material handling, I guess water sourcing or water effluent that may be escaping? Is it use of water? Or is that water that's...

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

No new issues, Stephen. So it's associated with the supply of water rather than issues with water quality or anything like that.

Stephen Walker -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

OK. Thank you, Tom.

Operator

The next question will come from Michael Dudas of Vertical Research Partners. Please go ahead.

Michael Dudas -- Vertical Research Partners -- Analyst

Good morning, gentlemen. For Gary and Tom, maybe you could share a little bit relative to your initial expectations going into the joint venture with Barrick in Nevada and some of the meetings you've had on the board level with them. Were -- have expectations been met, exceeded? How do you think about that relative to the joint venture you guys have created finally?

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

I think it's still early days, Michael. Gary here. As we work very closely with Barrick in terms of items in regards to integration, how you bring the two work forces together, it's been a big focus. Right now, I'd say we're moving as expected at this stage.

Regular meetings. In fact, it's been weekly meetings at the board level and meetings not just at the board level, a number of folks, whether it's financial folks, human resources, technical folks, as we work to help set this joint venture up with Barrick.

Michael Dudas -- Vertical Research Partners -- Analyst

And my follow-up is when you think about -- certainly since January's announcement of the Goldcorp transaction and your announcement of divestiture potential in the range, have -- certainly a lot of phone calls back and forth. Do you feel like there's -- you can be patient on that front? Or is the marketplace -- any signals that can maybe generate some better interest and some opportunities here in the more near to intermediate term? Or is it just trying to get everything under control relative to the integration of both companies to kind of set up where that might be and how we could see those divestitures come through?

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

No. I think we gave that guidance back in January, just to give a flavor that we weren't going to be locked onto any particular asset going forward. We want to make sure we understand the full potential of each of the assets, which is why we're going through the process to make sure we bring in our operating model and take a good look at each of the assets before we make any decisions to move ahead maybe too hastily on divestiture. So we continue to get inbounds, as you suggest, from a variety of different folks, and we'll take those onboard.

But we want to really make sure that we understand the assets well before moving forward. And frankly, we didn't have any divestments built into our acquisition model as we went forward. So we're under no pressure to divest in any kind of a timeframe.

Michael Dudas -- Vertical Research Partners -- Analyst

Makes sense. Gary, thank you.

Operator

The next question will come from John Tumazos of John Tumazos Very Independent Research. Please go ahead.

John Tumazos -- Very Independent Research -- Analyst

Thank you very much. Could you provide a little more explanation of the 38% JV terms in Nevada with Barrick? It looks like it's proportional to gold reserves, maybe giving a little credit for what's on the come at Goldrush and Fourmile and at your Carlin underground or Long Canyon without giving Newmont enough credit for maybe saving Barrick $0.75 billion for another roaster and the land water rights and infrastructure of Newmont's bigger land position. Thanks.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Thanks, John. I think, quite simply, the 38.5% versus 61.5% that we came up with was based on consensus NAV by a number of analysts. And we took the median of those numbers and came up with that. You could kind have gone at it lots of different ways.

And as you know, in the past, we tried lots of different ways and never came to a landing. I think we came to a very successful landing both for Newmont and for Barrick here going forward. And if there's additional reserves that are found on our property that aren't currently in our reserve resource, we have a 1.5% NSR royalty that would get paid to either one of the parties. The one asset, that was excluded by Barrick was Fourmile, because that's one that they still continue to go through and hadn't taken to a point where they understand the reserve resource position.

So that has a process in which we can bring that into the joint venture going forward. So I'm actually quite pleased with where we landed here and how we're bringing things forward and continue to work well with Barrick to bring this joint venture to reality in the next couple of months.

Operator

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, this will conclude our question-and-answer session. At this time, I'd like to turn the conference back over to Gary Goldberg for closing remarks.

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Thank you for joining our call this morning. I'd really like to thank the entire Newmont Goldcorp team for their efforts to continue to deliver safe and strong business results. We look forward to providing you updates on Newmont Goldcorp, the world's leading gold company, throughout the year. Thanks very much.

Operator

[Operator signoff]

Duration: 54 minutes

Call Participants:

Jessica Largent -- Vice President of Investor Relations

Gary Goldberg -- Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Buese -- Chief Financial Officer

Tom Palmer -- President and Chief Operating Officer

Fahad Tariq -- Credit Suisse -- Analyst

Chris Terry -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

John Bridges -- J.P. Morgan -- Analyst

Randy Engel -- Executive Vice President of Strategic Development

Greg Barnes -- TD Securities -- Analyst

Tanya Jakusconek -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst

Stephen Walker -- RBC Capital Markets -- Analyst

Michael Dudas -- Vertical Research Partners -- Analyst

John Tumazos -- Very Independent Research -- Analyst

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