|2008, 2009 data 2010 First Half|
|Gold production (000 oz)||882||1124||473.682||(<865year)|
|Operating Cash Flow (US$ mil)||208||451||204|
|Net Profit (US$ mil)||111||(-)234||87.1||139.0|
|Revenue (US$ mil)||749||1087||544.9||455.0|
On April 1, 2010 the company announced that it was in talks with Australia's second largest gold miner Lihir gold to acquire it in a scrip and cash transaction. The proposed deal would give Lihir shareholder's 35% ownership of the new company. Lihir has criticised the deal and talks are still ongoing. Gold production by the combined company would account for about 3% of world gold supply. The top 3 shareholder of both companies are the same.. For the 2011 fiscal first half Lihir was largely responsible for the 70% increase in Newcrests total gold production (up to 1.397002 million ounces).
Since the merger with Newcrest, for FY2011 Lihir is on track to produce upwards of 865,000 ounces of gold at a total site cash cost of between A$380 and A$410 million (total site cash cost is about 4-5 time higher than at Bonikro (65-75,000 oz/yr) and Mt. Rawdon (85-95,000 oz/yr).