AngloGold Ashanti (AU): 2012 adjusted profit -29% to $924M, EPS falls to $2.39 from $3.36 vs...

|About: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU)|By:, SA News Editor
AngloGold Ashanti (AU): 2012 adjusted profit -29% to $924M, EPS falls to $2.39 from $3.36 vs consensus of $3.03. Earnings hurt by strikes at its South African mines and subsequent production cuts. Gold output 3.94M ounces, missing target of 4.3-4.4M ounces. Costs per ounce +14% to $1,009. To pay dividend of 0.50 rand ($0.06) a share for Q4, matching the payout in Q3. (PR)