Evaluation of Canadian mining company's long-term operations

CRA was hired to evaluate the operations of a mining company subsidiary of a major Canadian company to determine whether the long-term outlook for its products and the operations of the company itself had sufficient long-term potential. The major challenge included properly assessing current major assets, determining the subsidiary’s existing cost position versus worldwide competitors, ability to make major cost reductions and estimating future pricing of lead, zinc and silver. The result of this analysis was to provide the client with a variety of recommendations to improve their long-term position on the cost curve.