2 ASX 200 mining shares getting totally hammered on results announcements

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Two S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) mining shares are tumbling as much as 9% on the release of earnings today. That’s despite one posting a whopping 300% jump in profits.

Let’s take a closer look at the news seemingly driving them deep into the red on Wednesday.

Right now, the ASX 200 is trading 0.28% lower at 7,316 points.

2 ASX 200 mining shares tumbling on earnings today

The St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price is suffering on the release of the company’s first-half earnings, tumbling 9.4% to trade at 58 cents.

The ASX 200 gold mining share posted a $70 million gross profit – down 52% – amid higher operating costs and lower production.

It also posted a $407 million statutory loss for the half – down from the prior comparable period’s (pcp) $14 million profit. The company didn’t declare a dividend for the period.

St Barbara managing director and CEO Dan Lougher commented on today’s release, saying:

Our financial results reflect the operational difficulties we have endured during the first half of the financial year, exacerbated by the non-cash impairment of Atlantic and Simberi. However, there is plenty to look forward to in the second half of FY23 and beyond.

Indeed, the company announced plans to merge with peer Genesis Minerals Ltd (ASX: GMD) and demerge its non-Leonora assets in December.

Joining the ASX 200 mining share in the red today is its coal producing peer Coronado Global Resources Inc (ASX: CRN). Its stock is down 5.4% right now, trading at $2.015.

It comes after the company dropped its full-year earnings, detailing a 66% jump in revenue, reaching US$3.6 billion, and a US$772 million profit – up 307% year-on-year. That saw it declaring a 5 US cent per share dividend for the period.

The lift in earnings was mainly due to soaring coal prices. Indeed, its average realised price per tonne of metallurgical coal sold was US$265.80. That’s nearly double that of the prior year.

Meanwhile, the energy producer saw its saleable production and sales volumes each fall 7%.

Commenting on the results, managing director and CEO Gerry Spindler said:

Our record financial results and returns have occurred despite the impacts to production from considerable wet weather conditions in Queensland and global economic circumstances that have driven significantly higher inflation.

Expectations are that weather patterns will improve in 2023 and global inflationary impacts will ease, which should translate to improved production and costs for our business.

I remain extremely confident in our ability to address all challenges presented to the company and in our ability to continue to provide enhanced value and returns to all shareholders.

Coronado expects coal prices to stay high. It hopes to produce between 16.8 million metric tonnes and 17.2 million metric tonnes in 2024. It also expects to realise a mining cost per tonne sold of between US$84 to US$87.

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