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  • Extensive global mining sector coverage
  • Evaluate mining companies and projects
  • Monitor exploration and production trends
  • Examine the cost-competitiveness of mines
  • Metals market analysis and forecasts
  • Keep track of global mining developments
  • Streamline analysis with powerful tools
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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform:
The most-trusted global mining sector data. All in one place.

Simplify the complexity of an evolving global mining sector. From worldwide exploration, discoveries, development, production, mine cost analysis, acquisitions activity, industrials and base metals markets forecasts and analysis, supply chain and ESG — our deep sector coverage provides a comprehensive view of the mining sector worldwide and connects you to global opportunities on a single platform. That’s the power of S&P Capital IQ Pro.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Delivers critical intelligence on mining companies and mining assets

Identify opportunities. Find distressed or quality mining assets.

  • Screen mining projects by regions, development stage, project size and the mine life cycle to identify potential opportunities. Drill-down into asset level data (such as reserves/resources/grades, feasibility study results, production output/operating/cash costs, etc) to find quality mining assets. View all source documentation for due-diligence reviews and connect data to your models.
  • Assess the company financial health performance with key financial data such as cash flow, debt, capital structure, and institutional ownership, etc. Understand the asset level ownership by reviewing joint ventures or transactions, directors, ability to raise capital and complete project funding based on current and historical activity.
  • Act when the time is right. Set up a portfolio to monitor changes and create Alerts for opportunities on your Watch List.

Evaluate the value of mining assets. Benchmark financial performance.

  • Compare mining transactions against a 15+ year history with details on the buyer/seller, deal value, interest acquired, structure of deal, price paid per reserve unit, average price paid etc. Gain deeper insights by filtering data by deal size, resource size, location, type of asset, mining style, production output and cash costs, etc.
  • Benchmark the cost-competitiveness of targeted mine with mine cost forecasts up to 2040. Integrate all-in costs, cash flow analysis (DCF, NPV, IRR) into your valuation model at the mine and company level. Analyze the projected mine costs, cash flows, NAV calculations and create customized cost forecasts based on your own input assumptions (e.g. metal prices, energy costs, fuel prices, etc).
  • Conduct comprehensive company analysis by incorporating key data (such as market performance, institutional owners, debt, projected cash flow, enterprise value, capital structure, major shareholders, key executives, PE ratio’s, enterprise value ratios, etc) to benchmark and evaluate financial performance.
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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: The mining industry’s most extensive exploration budget dataset

Mining exploration

  • Make well-informed resource allocation strategy with our extensive global exploration budget data with over 20 years of historical information, compiled through surveys of mining companies worldwide. In 2020, we conducted surveys with over 2,500 mining companies to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 global exploration trends. You can dissect our latest budget data by location, commodity, development status and company type or drill-down into individual mining company exploration profile for in-depth comparison. 
  • Monitor drilling results as announced to the market. Compare key metrics (such as grade x width, interval, depth, etc) and identify hot spots based on significant drill results. Perform radius searches using current and historical parameters to identify future opportunities. Create a portfolio of projects and companies to receive email alerts and monitor updates.
  • Gain unique insights into the exploration sector with our monthly Industry Monitor reports to keep track of pipeline activity index, significant financings, global drilling activity and resource announcements.

Mine Supply – Discoveries, development and production

  • Model your mining projects pipeline and future supply availability with our supply estimates data. Gain strategic perspective on reserve replacement strategies and mined supply of major gold producers with our research insights to monitor gold supply pipeline and production forecasts. Our Strategies for Reserves Replacement Study of the top 10 gold and copper producers is based on an extensive compilation of their activities from 2011 through 2020. This analysis examines the relationships between the companies' production, reserves, costs, exploration budgets, acquisitions, divestitures and gold / copper discoveries during the 10-year period.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Understand the cost-competitiveness of global mines

Benchmark global cost curves and review mine cost metrics to gauge operational performance.

Gain an understanding on the cost-competitiveness of mines by ranking our Mine Economics cost curves. Our Mine Economics provides an intuitive charting tool to group, filter, label, and highlight multiple cost curves by property, equity owner, or geography. You can also access information on production cost breakdown or historical production data to better understand production cost efficiency.

Perform scenario-based risk analysis to value mining assets.

Perform sensitivity analysis with our intuitive Mine Economics cost curves and NPV models to understand the value of a mine or possible risk caused by market changes. Input your own macro-economic assumptions and evaluate how they affect mine costs, revenue and NPV to make well-informed decisions.

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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Monitor industrial and base metals markets analysis and price forecasts

Understand the future demand for commodities. Review price forecasts with our monthly Commodity Briefing Service reports covering cobalt, copper, lithium, iron ore, nickel and zinc. For more long-term metals price forecasts, access our Commodity Consensus Price Forecasts and price estimates to review forward-looking metal prices.

Seeking for more third-party opinions? Get in-depth research reports from 1,800+ brokers and independent research providers globally with our comprehensive Aftermarket Research offering.

Stay aware of commodity price fluctuations. Monitor daily commodity pricing effectively with detailed streaming, delayed, and historical pricing data back to the launch date of each product from all the major commodities exchanges around the world.

S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Mining news and expert insights

Monitor the latest macro-economic, energy transition, and mining trends with our proprietary research covering exploration, discoveries, development, production, mine cost analysis, M&A, finance, and the supply/demand fundamentals impacting the industrial and battery metals markets.

With our latest RatingsDirect® offering on the S&P Capital IQ Pro platform, you can now access S&P Global Ratings’ credit research on the metals and mining sector.

Our comprehensive, real-time global mining news integrate financial and industry-specific data in our articles so you can easily turn information into actionable insights. Made up of investigative reporting, commentary, and special features—our mining news is accessible in web and mobile platforms, news feeds, and email alerts.

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S&P Capital IQ Pro platform: Advanced visualization tools and analytics

Interactive Mapping
Visualize your strategy on our interactive mapping solution and gain strategic insights of the surrounding mining landscape. Create multi-layered maps using mining project and claims data to search for commodity targets or set up alerts to flag opportunities effortlessly. Our interactive mapping solution provides various customization tools to personalize your visual before exporting the map for your presentation.

Connect our data with Microsoft Office
Access our Metals & Mining data and formulas in Excel, or leverage our pre-built list of Metals & Mining Excel templates - all refresh with just one click.

Monitor companies and markets with Dashboards
Use our Metals & Mining dashboard to monitor the latest activities in the mining sector, covering mining insights, commodity price change, exploration and development and transactions. You can also customize watchlists and review the latest stock performance of mining companies on our Market Monitor dashboard.

Access our data anytime, anywhere with the Mobile App
Our powerful mobile app enables you to monitor your watchlists, receive notifications on sector-focused news and access snapshot of corporate profile on-the-go. Please open new tab with all hyperlinks

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  • Discover hidden risks
  • Monitor supply chain risks
  • Identify climate-risk exposures at mine-level
  • Stay ahead of risks from evolving macroeconomic and market trends
  • Assess credit-worthiness of your counterparties
  • Evaluate climate-risk driven company financial forecasts

Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

In a highly interconnected global economy where trade and business relationships intertwined, how do you detect, measure and manage your risk exposures? S&P Global Market Intelligence delivers vital solutions to navigate risks around supply chain, counterparties and climate change to help you mitigate potential costs from unexpected risk exposures.

Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

Our web-based global trade platform, Panjiva delivers essential supply chain intelligence to help you understand competitors’ supply and customer networks, discover potential new suppliers or customers, and identify companies doing business with risky counterparties.

Data driven insights
Profiles on more than 9 million companies and over 1 billion shipment records

Comprehensive view of global trade
Macro data covering 95% of global trade flows and transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows

Understand company trade activities
Data from customs and businesses provide a complete view of import and export movement

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Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

Understand climate risk exposure at mine-level to make decisions with conviction. Almost a third of 1,400 mines assessed by Trucost could be exposed to an increase in carbon price upwards of $100 in 2030. About a fifth of these 1,400 mines are located in areas of extreme water stress, where water consumption is above 80% of all available water in the area. With Trucost Metals & Mining Analytics, you can now assess potential increases in operating cost driven by regulatory and physical climate risks – and benchmark risk exposure across mining assets. Our data coverage includes over 594 unique mine owners, with 1,400 mine sites, and 15 commodities across 78 countries.

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Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

As the official source for S&P Global Ratings’ credit ratings and research, RatingsDirect® combines this essential intelligence with comprehensive market data, credit risk indicators and dynamic visualization tools, all on a single platform.

Our powerful web-based solution provides the following from S&P Global Ratings:

  • Global, national and regional scale credit ratings on issuer and issue level
  • Detailed research on issuer and issue level, economies, credit trends, hot topics (including Environmental, Social, and Governance [ESG]) and special reports
  • Credit research in local languages (Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) – Credit adjusted Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flows

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Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

Assessing a company’s credit risk can be challenging and time consuming due to differing filing obligations, and inconsistent timeliness, availability and quality of data. Get a detailed picture of your company’s credit risk with S&P Global Market Intelligence Credit Analytics. Our Credit Analytics blends cutting-edge models with robust data to help you reliably assess the credit risk of rated and unrated, public and private companies across the globe.

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Detect and assess risk exposures in the mining sector

Climate Credit Analytics translates climate scenarios into drivers of financial performance tailored to each industry, such as production volumes, fuel costs, and capex spending. These drivers are then used to forecast complete company financial statements under various climate scenarios, including those published by the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), a group of over 60 central banks and supervisors.

Mining companies can perform climate stress testing and scenario analysis, as well as comply with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations or meet the growing requirements from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders to assess, disclose, and manage climate risks. You can access a wider range of scenarios, with options for:

  • Time horizons out to 2050
  • Multiple temperature targets and transition pathways
  • Variety of carbon pricing levels
  • Transition opportunities

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Understand your risk exposures in the mining sector

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ESG Solutions for Metals & Mining

Resource scarcity, climate change and population dynamics continuously shape a metals and mining company’s competitive environment. Get the ESG analysis you need to assess these challenges, identify opportunities, and build strategies to succeed in the transition to a sustainable future. Our essential ESG intelligence delivers:

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Data Management Solutions

Customize, automate and access timely mining sector data sets, on-demand via Flexible Delivery Solutions and Snowflake to streamline your data management. Our Data Management Solutions provide an extensive range of mining sector data to help you better understand the global mining landscape and streamline investment decision-making process. From mining asset level data to company data, financials and estimates, to textual data from machine learning and ESG datasets, we have you covered.

Visualize how you can overlap with our asset level data to enhance your reporting with our interactive dashboard example.

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Data Management Solutions

Capitalize on the explosion of big data and uncover additional insights that can give you an edge in today’s ever-changing market. Quickly and efficiently gain access to data, including our quality traditional data, via Snowflake Data Marketplace.

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  • Improve operational efficiency: Access to ready-to-query data gives you the ability to streamline data analytics operations and get value from your data faster.
  • Streamline your workflow: Directly integrate data into your existing views and workflows with access to over 80 third-party vendors such as Tableau and Alteryx.

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Data Management Solutions

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