Colorado Springs, CO - (NewMediaWire) - November 03, 2015 - Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company") reported production results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 of 6,825 ounces of gold, 561,985 ounces of silver ounces, or 14,133 precious metal gold equivalent (AuEq) ounces (calculated at actual sales price ratio of 77:1), which generated $19.4 million in net revenue for the quarter. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and exploration in Nevada, USA. The Company has returned over $107 million to shareholders in monthly dividends since commercial production commenced July 1, 2010, and offers shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends and take delivery in physical gold and silver.
2015 Q3 HIGHLIGHTS
- 14,133 ounces AuEq mill production
- 12,773 ounces AuEq sold
- $19.4 million sales, net
- $603 total cash cost per ounce AuEq (after by-product credits)
- $6.4 million adjusted cash flow from mine site operations
- $8.3 million by-product credits, or $647 per ounce AuEq sold
- $1.6 million dividend distributions, or $0.03 per share for quarter
Overview of Q3 2015 Aguila Project Results
Gold Resource Corporation's Aguila Project produced 14,133 ounces AuEq at a total cash cost of $603 per ounce (after by-product credits). Realized average metal price sales during the quarter were $1,115 per ounce gold and $14.50 per ounce silver. The Company recorded a net loss of $0.5 million, or $(0.01) per share. Adjusted cash flow from mine site operations totaled $6.4 million. The Company paid $1.6 million to shareholders in dividends, or $0.03 per share during the quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at quarter end totaled $14.1 million. Realized gold and silver prices decreased 14% and 28%, respectively, compared to the third quarter of 2014.
Production for the first three quarters of 2015 totaled 21,960 ounces of gold and 1,932,611 ounces of silver. With the weaker than expected 2015 second and third quarter performance, the Company confirms its prior announcement related to the revised 2015 Outlook which reduced annual production targets to 29,600 gold ounces and 2,500,000 silver ounces, a reduction of 6% for gold ounces, and 16% for silver ounces.
The following table summarizes certain information about our mining operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014:
Production and Sales Statistics - Arista Underground Mine
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 100% interest in six potential high-grade gold and silver properties at its producing Oaxaca, Mexico Mining Unit and exploration properties at its Nevada, USA, Mining Unit. The Company has 54,179,369 shares outstanding, no warrants, no long term debt and has returned over $107 million back to shareholders since commercial production commenced July 1, 2010. Gold Resource Corporation offers 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 10-K for an understanding of the risk factors involved.
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.
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The following information summarizes the results of operations for Gold Resource Corporation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, its financial condition at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 and its cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. The summary data for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 is unaudited; the summary data for the year ended December 31, 2014 is derived from our audited financial statements contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, 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 ounce contained in this press release is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see "Management's Discussion and Analysis and Results of Operation" 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.