June 2024 Monthly Investor Update

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SYDNEY, Australia, July 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IREN (NASDAQ: IREN) (together with its subsidiaries, “IREN” or “the Company”), a leading next-generation data center business powering the future of Bitcoin, AI and beyond, today published a monthly investor update for June 2024.

Key Highlights

Bitcoin Mining

  • 233 Bitcoin mined in June
  • 20 EH/s in 3Q, 30 EH/s in 4Q 

Data Centers

  • 260MW operating, 510MW in 2024
  • Monetization program for power and land portfolio
AI Cloud Services

  • 816 NVIDIA H100 GPUs
  • Servicing Poolside AI and other reserved/on-demand customers 

 Corporate

  • 2024 expansion fully funded
  • $425.3m cash1, no debt

Key Metrics Jun-24 May-24 Apr-24
Bitcoin Mining2      
Average operating hashrate (PH/s) 9,316 9,414 8,238
Renewable energy usage (MW)3 246 246 220
Bitcoin mined 233 230 358
Mining revenue (US$’000) 15,490 15,079 23,691
Electricity costs (US$’000)4 9,183* 8,167 7,002
Hardware profit margin (%)5 41% 46% 70%
Revenue per Bitcoin (US$) 66,571 65,498 66,210
Electricity cost per Bitcoin (US$) 39,466 35,475 19,569
AI Cloud Services      
AI Cloud Services revenue (US$’000) 1,078 892 581
Electricity costs (US$’000) 20 16 7
Hardware profit margin (%)5 98% 98% 99%
       

*Note: The Company’s Childress site generated an estimated ~$0.2m of power sales and $0.5m ERS revenue in June (~10 Bitcoin equivalent), which are reflected within electricity costs.

Bitcoin Mining

Expansion schedule

June operations

  • Slightly lower operating hashrate in June due to 4CP participation during the four summer months (expected to result in full year power cost savings of 0.5c/kWh), power sales, ERS demand response and equipment commissioning-related activities

2024 expansion on schedule

  • On track for 20 EH/s in 3Q 2024, 30 EH/s in 4Q 2024
  • New-generation S21 Pro miners scheduled to commence shipping from July
  • Procurement for 2025+ expansion underway

AI Cloud Services

IREN hosted a welcome reception at Collision 2024, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference

IREN hosted a welcome reception at Collision 2024, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference

AI Cloud Services

  • 816 NVIDIA H100 GPUs
    • 504 GPUs contracted with Poolside AI
    • Servicing other customers in the reserved and on-demand market
  • 21% revenue increase in June reflects higher utilization of GPU fleet and onboarding of new customers

Data Centers

Childress (July 2, 2024)

Childress (July 2, 2024)

510MW of data centers in 2024

  • Childress Phase 2 (100MW) – 3Q 2024
    • Foundational, structural and electrical works ongoing
    • Initial substation commissioning commenced
  • Childress Phase 3 (150MW) – 4Q 2024
    • Civil works progressing to schedule
    • Mass grading for substation complete

Monetization program

  • Near-term focus on monetization program for broader power and land portfolio, including 1,400MW West Texas project
  • All options under consideration, including asset sales, colocation deals, joint ventures, build-to-suit data centers, and expansion of existing GPU fleet
Data Center Capacity
(MW)
Capacity
(EH/s)6
Timing Status
Canal Flats (BC, Canada) 30 0.9 Complete Operating
Mackenzie (BC, Canada) 80 2.7 Complete Operating
Prince George (BC, Canada) 50 1.6 Complete Operating
Childress Phase 1 (Texas, USA) 100 4.8 Complete Operating
Total Operating 260 10    
Fleet Upgrade (Incremental) 4 3Q 2024 Miners secured
Childress Phase 2 (Texas, USA) 100 6 3Q 2024 Under construction
Childress Phase 3 (Texas USA) 150 10 4Q 2024 Under construction
Total Operating & Construction 510 30    
Childress Phase 4 – 6 (Texas, USA) 250   TBD Power available
Development Site (Texas, USA) 1,400   Late 2026 Connection underway
Additional Pipeline >1,000     Development
Total >3,000      
         

Corporate

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Daniel Roberts speakingat The Financial Review Entrepreneur Summit

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Daniel Roberts speaking at The Financial Review Entrepreneur Summit

Funding update

  • 2024 expansion fully funded
  • $425.3m cash1, no debt
  • Additional cash buffer provides flexibility for 2025+ expansion, prospective connection agreements for new capacity and other general purposes (e.g. in relation to potential power monetization activities)

Upcoming events

  • IREN Analyst & Institutional Investor Briefing, NYC (Jul 23, 2024) – contact [email protected]
  • IREN Retail Investor Event, NYC (Jul 23, 2024) – register here
  • Bitcoin 2024, Nashville (Jul 25 – 27, 2024)

Assumptions and Notes

  1. Cash of $425.3m reflects USD equivalent, unaudited preliminary cash, cash equivalents and term deposits as of June 28, 2024 plus ATM proceeds to be received first week of July 2024 from shares sold on or prior to June 28, 2024.
  2. Bitcoin and Bitcoin mined in this investor update are presented in accordance with our revenue recognition policy which is determined on a Bitcoin received basis (post deduction of mining pool fees).
  3. Comprises actual power usage for Canal Flats, Mackenzie, Prince George, and Childress. The Company’s Canal Flats, Mackenzie and Prince George sites have been powered by 100% renewable energy since inception of which approximately 98% is directly from renewable energy sources; approximately 2% is from the purchase of RECs. The Company’s Childress site has been powered by 100% renewable energy since inception via the purchase of RECs.
  4. Electricity costs presented on a net basis and calculated as IFRS electricity charges net of realized gain/(loss) on financial asset, ERS revenue (included in other income) and ERS fees (included in other operating expenses). Figures are based on current internal estimates and exclude REC purchases.
  5. Hardware profit margin for Bitcoin mining and AI Cloud Services is calculated as revenue less net electricity costs, divided by revenue (for each respective revenue stream) and excludes all other costs.
  6. Capacity to be installed comprises Bitmain T21 and S21 Pro miner purchases and miner purchase options. Additional S21 Pro miners secured will also be used to upgrade the existing fleet. Final decisions with respect to exercising miner purchase options will be made during 2024 taking into consideration market and funding conditions.

Contacts

Media

Jon Snowball
Domestique
+61 477 946 068

Danielle Ghigliera
Aircover Communications
+1 510 333 2707

Investors

Lincoln Tan
IREN
+61 407 423 395
[email protected]

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

This investor update includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or IREN’s future financial or operating performance. For example, forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the Company’s business strategy, expected operational and financial results, and expected increase in power capacity and hashrate. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “may,” “can,” “should,” “could,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “project,” “strive,” “budget,” “forecast,” “expect,” “intend,” “target”, “will,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “scheduled” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology, but the absence of these words does not mean that statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements or information that refer to expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, performance or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking.

These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause IREN’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward looking statements, including, but not limited to: Bitcoin price and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; IREN’s ability to obtain additional capital on commercially reasonable terms and in a timely manner to meet its capital needs and facilitate its expansion plans; the terms of any future financing or any refinancing, restructuring or modification to the terms of any future financing, which could require IREN to comply with onerous covenants or restrictions, and its ability to service its debt obligations, any of which could restrict our business operations and adversely impact our financial condition, cash flows and results of operations; IREN’s ability to successfully execute on its growth strategies and operating plans, including its ability to continue to develop its existing data center sites and to diversify into the market for high performance computing (“HPC”) solutions, and in particular any current or future AI Cloud (“AI Cloud”) Services we offer; IREN’s limited experience with respect to new markets it has entered or may seek to enter, including the market for AI Cloud Services; expectations with respect to the ongoing profitability, viability, operability, security, popularity and public perceptions of the Bitcoin network; expectations with respect to the profitability, viability, operability, security, popularity and public perceptions of any current or future AI Cloud Services that IREN offers; IREN’s ability to secure and retain customers on commercially reasonable terms or at all, particularly as it relates to its strategy to expand into AI Cloud Services; IREN’s ability to manage counterparty risk (including credit risk) associated with any current or future customers, including customers of our AI Cloud Services and other counterparties; IREN’s ability to secure renewable energy, renewable energy certificates, power capacity, facilities and sites on commercially reasonable terms or at all; the risk that any current or future customers, including customers of our AI Cloud Services, or other counterparties may terminate, default on or underperform their contractual obligations; Bitcoin global hashrate fluctuations; delays associated with, or failure to obtain or complete, permitting approvals, grid connections and other development activities customary for greenfield or brownfield infrastructure projects; our reliance on power and utilities providers, third party mining pools, exchanges, banks, insurance providers and our ability to maintain relationships with such parties; expectations regarding availability and pricing of electricity; IREN’s participation and ability to successfully participate in demand response products and services and other load management programs run, operated or offered by electricity network operators, regulators or electricity market operators; the availability, reliability and/or cost of electricity supply, hardware and electrical and data center infrastructure, including with respect to any electricity outages and any laws and regulations that may restrict the electricity supply available to IREN; any variance between the actual operating performance of IREN’s miner hardware achieved compared to the nameplate performance including hashrate; IREN’s ability to curtail its electricity consumption and/or monetize electricity depending on market conditions, including changes in Bitcoin mining economics and prevailing electricity prices; actions undertaken by electricity network and market operators, regulators, governments or communities in the regions in which IREN operates; the availability, suitability, reliability and cost of internet connections at IREN’s facilities; IREN’s ability to secure additional hardware, including hardware for Bitcoin mining and any current or future AI Cloud Services it offers, on commercially reasonable terms or at all, and any delays or reductions in the supply of such hardware or increases in the cost of procuring such hardware; expectations with respect to the useful life and obsolescence of hardware (including hardware for Bitcoin mining as well as hardware for other applications, including any current or future AI Cloud Services IREN offers); delays, increases in costs or reductions in the supply of equipment used in IREN’s operations; IREN’s ability to operate in an evolving regulatory environment; IREN’s ability to successfully operate and maintain its property and infrastructure; reliability and performance of IREN’s infrastructure compared to expectations; malicious attacks on IREN’s property, infrastructure or IT systems; IREN’s ability to maintain in good standing the operating and other permits and licenses required for its operations and business; IREN ability to obtain, maintain, protect and enforce its intellectual property rights and confidential information; any intellectual property infringement and product liability claims; whether the secular trends IREN expects to drive growth in its business materialize to the degree it expects them to, or at all; the occurrence of any environmental, health and safety incidents at IREN’s sites, and any material costs relating to environmental, health and safety requirements or liabilities; damage to our property and infrastructure and the risk that any insurance IREN maintains may not fully cover all potential exposures; ongoing proceedings relating to the default by two of IREN’s wholly-owned special purpose vehicles under limited recourse equipment financing facilities; ongoing securities litigation relating in part to the default; and any future litigation, claims and/or regulatory investigations, and the costs, expenses, use of resources, diversion of management time and efforts, liability and damages that may result therefrom; IREN’s failure to comply with any laws including the anti-corruption laws of the United States and various international jurisdictions; any failure of IREN’s compliance and risk management methods; any laws, regulations and ethical standards that may relate to IREN’s business, including those that relate to Bitcoin and the Bitcoin mining industry and those that relate to any other services we offer (such as AI Cloud Services), including regulations related to data privacy, cybersecurity and the storage, use or processing of information; our ability to attract, motivate and retain senior management and qualified employees; increased risks to our global operations including, but not limited to, political instability, acts of terrorism, theft and vandalism, cyberattacks and other cybersecurity incidents and unexpected regulatory and economic sanctions changes, among other things; climate change, severe weather conditions and natural and man-made disasters that may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations; public health crises, including an outbreak of an infectious disease (such as COVID-19) and any governmental or industry measures taken in response; our ability to remain competitive in dynamic and rapidly evolving industries; damage to our brand and reputation; expectations relating to Environmental, Social and Governance issues or reporting; the costs of being a public company; and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in IREN’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on September 13, 2023 as such factors may be updated from time to time in its other filings with the SEC, accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Investor Relations section of IREN’s website at https://investors.iren.com.

These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this investor update. Any forward-looking statement that IREN makes in this investor update speaks only as of the date of such statement. Except as required by law, IREN disclaims any obligation to update or revise, or to publicly announce any update or revision to, any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Preliminary Financial Information

The preliminary financial information included in this investor update is not subject to the same closing procedures as our unaudited quarterly financial results and has not been reviewed by our independent registered public accounting firm. The preliminary financial information included in this investor update does not represent a comprehensive statement of our financial results or financial position and should not be viewed as a substitute for unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the preliminary financial information included in this investor update.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

This investor update includes non-IFRS financial measures, including electricity costs (presented on a net basis) and hardware profit margin. We provide these measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. There are a number of limitations related to the use of non-IFRS financial measures. For example, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate these measures differently. The Company believes that these measures are important and supplement discussions and analysis of its results of operations and enhances an understanding of its operating performance.​

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