|By Marketwired .||
|August 29, 2014 06:37 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/14 -- Majestic Gold Corp. ("Majestic" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MJS)(FRANKFURT: A0BK1D) announces its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2014. This release should be read in conjunction with the Company's condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related management discussion and analysis. The following financial results are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise stated.
2014 Third Quarter Overview
-- Gold production in the third quarter of 2014 decreased to 4,269 ounces, compared to 5,119 ounces produced in the third quarter of 2013. Total gold production for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, increased to 14,824 ounces, compared to 14,769 ounces produced for the comparative period of 2013. -- Gold sales revenue in the third quarter of 2014 was $8.6 million from the sale of 6,590 ounces, at an average realized gold price of $1,311 per ounce, compared to revenue of $3.3 million from the sale of 2,251 ounces, at an average realized gold price of $1,470 per ounce, for the comparative quarter of 2013. Gold sales revenue for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, was $19.8 million from the sale of 14,950 ounces, at an average realized gold price of $1,322 per ounce, compared to revenue of $15.8 million from the sale of 9,734 ounces, at an average realized gold price of $1,621 per ounce, for the comparative period of 2013. -- Average cash costs for the third quarter of 2014 were $1,189 per ounce, compared to $1,040 per ounce for the third quarter of 2013. For the nine months ended June 30, 2014, average cash costs were $1,060 per ounce compared to $1,043 per ounce for the comparative period of 2013. -- Gross profit was $0.5 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to $0.9 million for the third quarter of 2013. Gross profit for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, was $3.1 million compared to $5.4 million for the comparative period of 2013. -- General and administrative expenses ("G&A") were $0.8 million for the third quarter of 2014, compared to $1.9 million for the third quarter of 2013. G&A expenses were $4.7 million for the for the nine months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $5.6 million for the comparative period of 2013. PRODUCTION RESULTS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three months ended June Nine months ended June 30, 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Production data Tonnes mined 361,361 501,851 1,231,838 1,431,589 Tonnes milled 380,744 499,175 1,225,076 1,444,307 Head grade (g/t) 0.42 0.36 0.41 0.36 Mill recovery 88% 86% 88% 86% Gold produced (ozs) 4,269 5,119 14,824 14,769 Gold realized, net of smelting fees (ozs) 4,080 4,770 13,896 13,764 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- FINANCIAL INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three months ended June 30, Nine months ended June 30, 2014 2013 2014 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Operating data Gold produced (ozs) 4,269 5,033 14,824 14,769 Gold realized net of smelting fees (ozs) 4,080 4,681 13,896 13,764 Gold sold (ozs) 6,590 2,251 14,950 9,734 Average realized gold price ($/oz sold) $ 1,311 $ 1,470 $ 1,322 $ 1,621 Total cash costs ($/oz sold) (1) 1,189 1,040 1,060 1,043 Financial data Total revenues $ 8,641,683 $ 3,551,168 $ 20,127,407 $ 16,576,510 Gross profit (2) 456,620 858,996 3,118,460 5,444,311 Net loss attributable to shareholders (979,226) (1,663,360) (3,253,046) (2,782,687) Basic and diluted loss per share (0.00) (0.00) (0.00) (0.00) Cash and cash equivalents 12,444,592 16,255,747 12,444,592 16,255,747 Total assets 99,279,878 108,561,402 99,279,878 108,561,402 Total debt 20,445,677 19,566,849 20,445,677 19,566,849 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) "Total cash costs" are presented on a per ounce sold basis. (2) "Gross profit" represents total revenues, net of cost of goods sold.
Stephen Kenwood, President and CEO of Majestic Gold Corp., is the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is the non-independent Qualified Person that has reviewed and approved the geological and technical information contained in this press release.
About Majestic Gold
Currently focused solely in China, Majestic Gold Corp. is a Vancouver, BC based company engaged in commercial gold production at the Songjiagou Gold Mine in Yantai, China. The mine is an open pit and underground operation. Additional information on the Company and its projects is available at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.majesticgold.com.
Certain statements contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements which relate to future events. Such statements include estimates, forecasts and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, business and financial prospects, financial multiples and accretion estimates, future trends, plans, strategies, objectives and expectations, including with respect to production, exploration drilling, reserves and resources, exploitation activities and events or future operations. Information inferred from the interpretation of drilling results and information concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to be forward-looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when, and if, a project is actually developed.
In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may", "should", "expects", "plans, "anticipates", believes", "estimates", "predicts", "potential", or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our or our industry's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggestions herein. Except as required by applicable law, Majestic Gold does not intend to update any forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results
The Company's production decision was not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. The Company's production decision was made based on the open pit optimization resource model set out in the Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA"), which takes into account the relatively low mining costs negotiated by the Company. The pit optimization that was conducted in the preliminary assessment generated a production schedule summary at grade cut-off of 0.30 gram per tonne Au.
The PEA includes the inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the preliminary assessment will ever be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
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