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GLN - 2021 Half-Year Report

GLN - 2021 Half-Year Report


(Incorporated in Jersey under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991)
(Registration number 107710)
JSE Share Code: GLN
LSE Share Code: GLEN
LEI: 2138002658CPO9NBH955

Baar, 5 August 2021

2021 Half-Year Report

Glencore’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Nagle, commented:
“I am pleased to report strong progress and group performance over the first half of 2021. Our Industrial
assets recorded a much improved safety performance, our strengthened climate commitments are amongst the most
ambitious in the sector, group half-year Adjusted EBITDA of $8.7 billion was a record, Net debt targets were
achieved early and shareholder returns have been topped up.
“Following Covid-19’s severe global impacts in early 2020, the subsequent economic recovery has seen prices
of most of our commodities surging to multi-year highs amid accelerating demand and lingering supply
constraints. Fiscal and monetary stimulus, successful vaccine roll-outs and increasing momentum in relation
to decarbonisation of energy systems should continue to underpin sector sentiment going forward.
“Our marketing business excelled in this environment, recording Adjusted EBIT of $1.8 billion. In contrast to
the outsized oil earnings that dominated last year’s record first-half results, strong trading performances
were delivered by all key commodity teams during this year. In the Industrial business, Adjusted EBITDA of
$6.6 billion was up 152%, benefiting from strong metals prices and expanded mining margins. While our coal
business was impacted by relatively weak pricing and lower volumes earlier in the year, we anticipate a
significantly improved finish to 2021, buoyed by the strong recovery in both thermal and coking coal prices
from Q2.
“Against such first-half backdrop, cash generation was strong, with FFO almost doubling to $7.3 billion, and
Net debt of $10.6 billion correspondingly moving to the lower end of our target range. Accordingly, and aided
by the robust cashflow currently being generated within the business, I am pleased to announce additional
shareholder returns, comprising a c.$0.5 billion special cash distribution ($0.04/share) for payment in
September and a $650 million share buyback to be completed by the release of our full year results next year.
This overall top-up lifts planned 2021 shareholder returns to c.$2.8 billion.
“The strength of Glencore’s enviable portfolio today reflects Ivan’s persistent pursuit of value creation and
his vision in unlocking the enhanced benefits and synergies from combining a large diversified suite of
Industrial assets with related Marketing activities. Our company is ideally positioned in terms of commodity
mix and business model and I look forward to working with all our stakeholders to realise our ambition of
meeting the expected resource needs of the future, while creating sustainable long-term value.”

US$ million                                                       H1 2021     H1 2020    Change %        2020
Key statement of income and cash flows highlights(1):
Revenue                                                            93,805     70,961          32      142,338
Adjusted EBITDA(*)                                                  8,654      4,833          79       11,560
Adjusted EBIT(*)                                                    5,305      1,472         260        4,416
Net income/(loss) attributable to equity holders                    1,277    (2,600)        n.m.      (1,903)
Earnings/(loss) per share (Basic) (US$)                              0.10     (0.20)        n.m.       (0.14)
Funds from operations (FFO)(2*)                                     7,310      3,686          98        8,325
Cash generated by operating activities before working capital
changes                                                             7,181      4,317          66        8,568
Net purchase and sale of property, plant and equipment(2*)          1,767      1,700           4        3,921

US$ million                                                                                               30.06.2021      31.12.2020         Change %
Key financial position highlights:
Total assets                                                                                                 122,419         118,000                4
Net funding(2,3*)                                                                                             31,854          35,428              (10)
Net debt(2,3*)                                                                                                10,624          15,844              (33)
FFO to Net debt(2,3,4*)                                                                                        112.5%          52.5%              114
Net debt to Adjusted EBITDA(3,4*)                                                                                0.69           1.37              (50)

1   Refer to basis of presentation on page 4.
2   Refer to page 8.
3   Includes $1,005 million (2020: $652 million) of Marketing related lease liabilities.
4   H1 2021 ratios based on last 12 months’ FFO and Adjusted EBITDA, refer to APMs section for reconciliation.
*   Adjusted measures referred to as Alternative performance measures (APMs) which are not defined or specified under the requirements of International
    Financial Reporting Standards; refer to APMs section on page 64 for definitions and reconciliations and to note 3 of the financial statements for
    reconciliation of Adjusted EBIT/EBITDA.

    –   Industrial Adjusted EBITDA of $6.6 billion (H1 2020: $2.6 billion) reflects a significantly improved
        Adjusted EBITDA mining margin of 38% (H1 2020: 22%)
    –   Strong Marketing Adjusted EBIT performance of $1.8 billion, albeit down $220 million (11%) on H1 2020,
        reflecting the exceptional oil trading conditions in the prior period. All key commodity departments
        materially contributed
    –   Full year Marketing Adjusted EBIT expected at the top end of our long-term $2.2-3.2 billion p.a. range

    –   H1 unit costs were: Copper 85¢/lb, zinc -18¢/lb (18¢/lb ex-gold), nickel (ex Koniambo) 254¢/lb and
        thermal coal $54/t
    –   Full year estimated unit costs: Copper 80¢/lb, zinc -13¢/lb (28¢/lb ex-gold), nickel (ex Koniambo)
        277¢/lb and thermal coal $55/t (all including by-product credits as appropriate)
    –   H1 Industrial capex was $1.8 billion (H1 2020: $1.8 billion); full year expected around $5.0 billion

    –   Stated after the required accounting recycling to the statement of income of Mopani’s non-controlling
        interests upon its disposal and a non-cash impairment of Koniambo ($625 million)

    –   Towards the low end of our $10-16 billion target range; well below our current c.1x Net debt/ Adjusted
        EBITDA target
    –   Continued healthy cashflow generation expected for balance of 2021, basis current performance and
    –   Available committed liquidity of $9.3 billion at 30 June 2021
    –   Announced today an additional cash distribution of c. $530 million ($0.04/share) and a $650 million
        share buyback
    –   Brings total shareholder returns for 2021 to $2.8 billion, being the 12¢/share base distribution
        announced in February and the above “top-up” elements

To view the full report please click https://www.glencore.com/dam/jcr:40ca2cbb-3bef-4564-8395-
45db79f00c59/GLEN-2021-Half-Year-Report.pdf and on the JSE on

For further information please contact:
 Martin Fewings                  t: +41 41 709 2880   m: +41 79 737 5642    martin.fewings@glencore.com
 Charles Watenphul               t: +41 41 709 2462   m: +41 79 904 3320    charles.watenphul@glencore.com

Glencore LEI: 2138002658CPO9NBH955

Notes for Editors
Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and
marketer of more than 60 responsibly-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations
comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.
With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources,
Glencore's industrial activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices.
Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation,
battery manufacturing and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers
and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors.
Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the
International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.

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Date: 05-08-2021 08:00:00
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