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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – August 1, 2017 – Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company or GRC") reported production results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 of 5,696 ounces of gold and 397,670 ounces of silver, which along with base metal revenue generated $21.4 million in net revenue for the quarter and $0.9 million in net income for the quarter. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer and explorer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and Nevada, U.S.A. The Company has returned $110 million to its shareholders in monthly dividends since commercial production commenced July 1, 2010, and offers its shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.

Q2 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5,696 gold ounces produced 
  • 397,670 silver ounces produced 
  • $21.4 million net sales 
  • $0.9 million net income 
  • $272 total cash cost per gold equivalent ounce sold (after by-product credits) 
  • $770 total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold 
  • $11.1 million base metal by-product credits, or $1,207 per precious metal gold ounce sold 
  • $0.3 million dividend distributions, or $0.005 per share for quarter
  • $16.4 million cash and cash equivalents 
  • Expanded Switchback vein system mineralization to 625 meters, system remains open 
  • Mirador mine development advanced to consistent ore feed by end of quarter
     
Overview of Q2 2017 Results

Gold Resource Corporation's Aguila Project sold 9,226 gold equivalent ounces at a total cash cost of $272 per ounce (after by-product credits), benefiting from strong base metals sales. Average realized metal prices during the quarter included $1,300 per ounce gold and $17.77 per ounce silver*. The Company recorded net income of $0.9 million, or $0.02 per share. The Company paid $0.3 million to shareholders in dividends, or $0.005 per share during the quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at quarter end totaled $16.4 million.

Production totals for the first six months of 2017 included 12,443 ounces of gold, 825,560 ounces of silver, 514 tonnes of copper, 2,134 tonnes of lead and 6,820 tonnes of zinc. The Company maintains its 2017 Annual Outlook, targeting a plus or minus 5 percent production of 27,500 gold ounces and 1,850,000 silver ounces.

*Average realized metal prices include final settlement adjustments for previously unsettled provisional sales. Provisional sales may remain unsettled from one quarter into the next. Realized prices will therefore vary from average spot metal market prices upon final settlement. 

The following Production and Sales Statistics table summarizes certain information about our mining operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016:

 
Production and Sales Statistics
  Three months ended
June 30,
 Six months ended
June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Milled        
 Tonnes Milled (1)  113,790  104,333  215,120  217,478
 Tonnes Milled per Day (2)  1,293  1,228  1,251  1,265
Grade            
 Average Gold Grade (g/t)  1.82  3.27  2.10  2.68
 Average Silver Grade (g/t)  118  182  130  156
 Average Copper Grade (%)  0.33  0.40  0.31  0.30
 Average Lead Grade (%)  1.41  1.40  1.29  1.20
 Average Zinc Grade (%)  4.34  4.40  3.74  3.90
Recoveries            
 Average Gold Recovery (%)  85  92  86  91
 Average Silver Recovery (%)  92  94  92  93
 Average Copper Recovery (%)  78  77  78  76
 Average Lead Recovery (%)  77  71  78  71
 Average Zinc Recovery (%)  85  84  85  84
Mill production (before payable metal deductions) (3)            
 Gold (ozs.)  5,696  10,011  12,443  16,474
 Silver (ozs.)  397,670  572,499  825,560  1,006,640
 Copper (tonnes)  294  320  514  564
 Lead (tonnes)  1,207  1,009  2,134  1,847
 Zinc (tonnes)  4,176  3,813  6,820  7,074
Payable metal sold            
 Gold (ozs.)  4,716  8,197  11,849  14,413
 Silver (ozs.)  329,881  548,537  750,116  927,331
 Copper (tonnes)  216  319  441  539
 Lead (tonnes)  1,071  974  1,910  1,737
 Zinc (tonnes)  2,977  3,424  5,126  7,074
Average metal prices realized (4)            
 Gold ($ per oz.)  1,300  1,271  1,248  1,240
 Silver ($ per oz.)  17.77  17.08  17.50  15.97
 Copper ($ per tonne)  5,753  4,740  5,819  4,497
 Lead ($ per tonne)  2,173  1,717  2,251  1,757
 Zinc ($ per tonne)  2,543  1,940  2,667  1,844
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces produced (mill production) (3)            
 Gold Ounces  5,696  10,011  12,443  16,474
 Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver  5,437  7,695  11,571  12,971
 Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces  11,133  17,706  24,014  29,445
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold            
 Gold Ounces  4,716  8,197  11,849  14,413
 Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver  4,510  7,373  10,513  11,949
 Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces  9,226  15,570  22,362  26,362
 Total cash cost before by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (5) $1,479 $948 $1,185 $1,088
 Total cash cost after by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (5) $272 $317 $267 $459
 Total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (5) $770 $547 $677 $773
 Total all-in cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (5) $881 $625 $775 $871
(1)For the second quarter of 2017 and 2016 and first half of 2017 and 2016, this includes 11,250, 10,608, 39,971, and 27,305 tonnes, respectively of open pit ore.
(2)Based on actual days the mill operated during the period.
(3)Mill production represents metal contained in concentrates produced at the mill, which is before payable metal deductions are levied by the buyer of our concentrates. Payable metal deduction quantities are defined in our contracts with the buyer of our concentrates and represent an estimate of metal contained in the concentrates which the buyer cannot recover through the smelting process. There are inherent limitations and differences in the sampling method and assaying of estimated metal contained in concentrates that are shipped, and those contained metal estimates are derived from sampling methods and assaying throughout the mill production process. We monitor these differences to ensure that precious metal mill production quantities are materially correct.
(4)Average metal prices realized vary from the market metal prices due to final settlement adjustments from our provisional invoices when they are settled. Our average metal prices realized will therefore differ from the market average metal prices in most cases.
(5)For a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to total mine cost of sales, which is the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure, please see Non-GAAP Measures in the Company's most recently filed 10-Q.
 
See Accompanying Tables

The following information summarizes the results of operations for Gold Resource Corporation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, its financial condition at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and its cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. The summary data for the six months ended June 30, 2017 is unaudited; the summary data for the year ended December 31, 2016 is derived from our audited financial statements contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, but do not include the footnotes and other information that is included in the complete financial statements. Readers are urged to review the Company's Form 10-K in its entirety, which can be found on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

The calculation of our cash cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce, total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce and total all-in cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce contained in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see "Management's Discussion and Analysis and Results of Operations" contained in the Company's most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K for a complete discussion and reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures.

 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  
  June 30,  December 31, 
  2017  2016 
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
 Cash and cash equivalents $16,410  $14,166 
 Gold and silver rounds/bullion  3,644   3,307 
 Accounts receivable  1,276   630 
 Inventories, net  9,995   8,946 
 Income tax receivable  475   626 
 Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,084   1,587 
  Total current assets  33,884   29,262 
Property, plant and mine development, net  79,498   70,059 
Deferred tax assets, net  16,407   17,580 
Other non-current assets  947   1,542 
  Total assets $130,736  $118,443 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
Current liabilities:        
 Accounts payable $11,796  $5,383 
 Mining royalty taxes payable  977   2,033 
 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  2,243   1,526 
  Total current liabilities  15,016   8,942 
Reclamation and remediation liabilities  2,812   2,425 
Other non-current liabilities  10    
  Total liabilities  17,838   11,367 
Shareholders' equity:        
 Common stock – $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:        
  56,839,823 and 56,566,874 shares outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively  57   57 
 Additional paid-in capital  113,717   112,034 
 Retained earnings  6,179   2,040 
 Treasury stock at cost, 336,398 shares  (5,884)  (5,884)
 Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (1,171)  (1,171)
  Total shareholders' equity  112,898   107,076 
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $130,736  $118,443 
 
 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
  
  Three months ended June 30,  Six months ended June 30, 
  2017 2016  2017 2016 
           
Sales, net $21,391 $26,198  $45,727 $43,601 
Mine cost of sales:              
 Production costs  12,177  10,707   23,512  21,803 
 Depreciation and amortization  3,953  3,054   6,509  5,860 
 Reclamation and remediation  35  44   64  91 
  Total mine cost of sales  16,165  13,805   30,085  27,754 
Mine gross profit  5,226  12,393   15,642  15,847 
Costs and expenses:              
 General and administrative expenses  1,675  1,670   3,487  3,848 
 Exploration expenses  1,136  642   1,958  1,146 
 Other expense (income), net  609  (538)  1,073  (1,244)
  Total costs and expenses  3,420  1,774   6,518  3,750 
Income before income taxes  1,806  10,619   9,124  12,097 
 Provision for income taxes  942  5,011   3,884  5,692 
Net income $864 $5,608  $5,240 $6,405 
Net income per common share:              
 Basic and Diluted $0.02 $0.10  $0.09 $0.12 
Weighted average shares outstanding:              
 Basic  56,839,823  54,266,706   56,818,406  54,266,706 
 Diluted  57,375,938  54,670,594   57,744,817  54,372,705 
 
 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
  
  Six months ended June 30, 
  2017  2016 
       
Cash flows from operating activities:      
 Net income $5,240  $6,405 
 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:        
  Deferred income taxes  1,097   1,623 
  Depreciation and amortization  6,727   6,029 
  Stock-based compensation  383   486 
  Other operating adjustments  148   (713)
 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
  Accounts receivable  (646)  (1,724)
  Inventories  (1,049)  (1,404)
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets  1,086   122 
  Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities  2,324   (1,571)
  Mining royalty and income taxes payable/receivable  (1,316)  2,256 
  Other noncurrent assets  25   41 
 Net cash provided by operating activities  14,019   11,550 
Cash flows from investing activities:        
  Capital expenditures  (10,818)  (10,276)
  Proceeds from the sale of equity investments     324 
  Other investing activities  (187)  3 
 Net cash used in investing activities  (11,005)  (9,949)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
  Dividends paid  (568)  (543)
  Repayment of capital leases  (1)  (606)
 Net cash used in financing activities  (569)  (1,149)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (201)  (10)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents  2,244   442 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  14,166   12,822 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $16,410  $13,264 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information        
 Income and mining taxes paid $2,369  $256 
Non-cash investing activities:        
  Increase (decrease) in accrued capital expenditures $4,328  $(2,769)
  Equipment purchased under capital lease  21   300 
  Common stock issued for the acquisition of mineral rights $1,300  $ 
           

About GRC:

Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company focused on production and pursuing development of gold and silver projects that feature low operating costs and produce high returns on capital. The Company has 56,839,823 shares outstanding, zero warrants and has returned over $110 million back to its shareholders since commercial production commenced July 1, 2010. Gold Resource Corporation offers its shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery. For more information, please visit GRC's website, located at www.Goldresourcecorp.com and read the Company's Form 10-K for an understanding of the risk factors involved.

Cautionary Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "target," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding Gold Resource Corporation's strategy, future plans for production, future expenses and costs, future liquidity and capital resources, and estimates of mineralized material. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to Gold Resource Corporation on the date of this press release, and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this press release. In particular, there can be no assurance that production will continue at any specific rate. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company's 10-K filed with the SEC.

 

 

Contacts:

Corporate Development
Greg Patterson 
303-320-7708

www.Goldresourcecorp.com

Original Article: http://www.goldresourcecorp.com/releases/GRC-2017-08-01-1.pdf

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