Franco-Nevada is a gold royalty and stream company. The Company has a diversified portfolio of cash-flow producing assets and interests in some of the largest gold development and exploration projects in the world. Its business model benefits from rising commodity prices and new discoveries while limiting exposure to operating and capital cost inflation. Franco-Nevada has substantial cash with no debt and is generating cash flow from its portfolio that is being used to expand its asset portfolio and pay monthly dividends.
We are the leading gold-focused royalty and stream company. We believe we achieved this through sound management of our current portfolio and through accretive transactions using a long-term investment perspective. Our business model is to grow our portfolio through organic growth and acquisitions of high quality, high margin assets thereby limiting our downside exposure but retaining upside potential to higher commodity prices, new exploration discoveries and expansion decisions. Our growth strategy is predicated on increasing net asset value (“NAV”) on a per share basis, as we strongly believe that sustainable growth in per share NAV will be reflected in growth in our share price. Accordingly, NAV accretion per share is one of our key acquisition metrics.
The Company believes that an investment in Franco-Nevada’s shares can provide yield, exposure to optionality and more upside than a gold ETF with less risk than an operating gold company. Franco-Nevada’s common shares trade under the symbol FNV on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. 2013 marked the Company’s sixth anniversary since its initial public offering (“IPO”) in December 2007. Over the past six years, Franco-Nevada’s share price has outperformed the gold price and other gold equity benchmarks.