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28. Capital management

Cameco’s capital structure reflects our vision and the environment in which we operate. We seek growth through development and expansion of existing assets by acquisition. Our capital resources are managed to support achievement of our goals. The overall objectives for managing capital in 2013 remained unchanged from the prior comparative period.

Cameco’s management considers its capital structure to consist of bank overdrafts, long-term debt, short-term debt (net of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments), non-controlling interest and shareholders’ equity.

The capital structure at December 31 was as follows:

  2013  (Revised – note 3) 
Bank overdrafts $41,226  $ – 
Long-term debt [note 15] 1,293,383  1,292,440 
Short-term debt [note 14] 50,230  67,090 
Cash and cash equivalents (229,135) (749,499)
Short-term investments –  (49,535)
Net debt 1,155,704  560,496 
Non-controlling interest 1,129  580 
Shareholders’ equity 5,348,265  4,941,384 
Total equity 5,349,394  4,941,964 
Total capital $6,505,098  $5,502,460 

Cameco is bound by certain covenants in its general credit facilities. These covenants place restrictions on total debt, including guarantees, and set minimum levels for net worth. As of December 31, 2013, Cameco met these requirements.

The terms of NUKEM’s revolving loan facility contain a financial covenant that places restrictions on total debt and working capital balances. The facility also requires Cameco, as guarantor, to maintain a minimum credit rating. As of December 31, 2013 the Company is in compliance with all requirements under this facility.