TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Mega Uranium Ltd. ("Mega") (TSX:MGA - News) today announces its unaudited results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2011.SUMMARY FINANCIAL RESULTSAs at March 31, 2011, Mega had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaling $36.9 million, as compared to $49.9 million at the end of September 30, 2010, a decrease of 26%. The decrease is primarily attributable to the Lake Maitland feasibility costs and other exploration expenditures incurred during the current period.As at March 31, 2011, the Company had mineral properties and related expenditures of $260.8 million, as compared to $251.7 million as at September 30, 2010. The increase reflects expenditures on our mineral properties of $13.8 million, offset by write offs of mineral properties of $4.6 million.Summary results for the three months ended March 31, 2011, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2010:
-- Financial loss from financial and trading activities for the quarter was
$5.9 million, most of which relates to unrealized losses on investments
in public companies and marketable securities, as compared to a
financial loss of $0.4 million in the previous year quarter.
-- Total operating, general & administrative expenses were $2.4 million in
the quarter as compared to $3.2 million in the prior year's quarter,
primarily due to a decrease in consulting and professional advisory
-- Net and comprehensive loss from continued operations in the quarter was
$12.3 million ($0.05 per common share), as compared to net and
comprehensive loss of $8.1 million in the previous year's quarter ($0.03
per common share).
-- Net and comprehensive loss from discontinued operations in the quarter
was $Nil ($0.00 per common share), as compared to a net and
comprehensive loss of $6.4 million in the previous year's quarter ($0.03
per common share).
Summary results for the six months ended March 31, 2011 as compared to the six months ended March 31, 2010:
-- Financial income was $6.1 million in the current period as compared to a
financial loss of $0.7 million for the six months ended March 31, 2010.
The financial income in the current period was due primarily to realized
gain on disposal of investments in public companies and marketable
securities and unrealized gains on investment in public companies.
-- Total operating, general and administrative expenses were $4.3 million
in the current period, as compared to $6 million for the six months
ended March 31, 2010, primarily due to a decrease in consulting and
professional advisory service fees.
-- Net and comprehensive loss from continued operations for the six month
period ended March 31, 2011 was $3.2 million ($0.01 per common share) as
compared to a net and comprehensive loss of $9 million ($0.04 per common
share) for the six months ended March 31, 2010.
-- Net and comprehensive loss from discontinued operations for the in the
six month period ended March 31, 2011 was $Nil ($0.00 per common share),
as compared to a net and comprehensive loss of $6.6 million ($0.03 per
common share) for the six months ended March 31, 2010.
PROJECT ACTIVITYIn the first three months of 2011, Mega continued its feasibility studies of the Lake Maitland project in Western Australia including the completion of the test pit program (announced February 16, 2011). In Canada, Mega also completed a flow-through capital raise and continued its exploration activities on its Canadian projects (See press release dated March 8 and March 14, 2011).ABOUT MEGA URANIUMMega Uranium Ltd. is a Toronto-based mineral resources company with a focus on uranium properties in Australia, Canada and Cameroon. Further information on Mega can be found on the company's website at www.megauranium.com. Mega Uranium's Ben Lomond and Maureen properties in Queensland, Australia are subject to a state policy which presently prohibits the mining of uranium.NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATIONCertain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information", which is information regarding possible events, conditions or results of operations that is based upon assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action. All information other than matters of historical fact may be forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "seek", "expect", "anticipate", "budget", "plan", "estimate", "continue", "forecast", "intend", "believe", "predict", "potential", "target", "may", "could", "would", "might", "will" and similar words or phrases (including negative variations) suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements about our plans regarding future acquisitions and property development, our expectations regarding the uranium market, global growth and the use of nuclear power, our drill results, commodity prices and core intersection lengths, in that they constitute estimates, based on certain assumptions of mineralization that may be encountered if a deposit were to be mined.By its nature, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information contained in this release include, but are not limited to: risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits and conclusions of economic evaluations; results of initial feasibility, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, and the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; risks relating to possible variations in reserves, grade, planned mining dilution and ore loss, or recovery rates and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; mining and development risks, including risks related to accidents, equipment breakdowns, labour disputes (including work stoppages and strikes) or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in exploration and development; the potential for delays in exploration or development activities or the completion of feasibility studies; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses; risks related to commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations; the uncertainty of profitability based upon the cyclical nature of the industry in which the Company operates; risks related to failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis and on acceptable terms or delays in obtaining governmental approvals or in the completion of development or construction activities; risks related to environmental regulation and liability; political and regulatory risks associated with mining and exploration; and other risks and uncertainties related to the Company's prospects, properties and business strategy.Although we have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking information, readers are cautioned that this list is not exhaustive and there may be other factors that we have not identified. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained in this release. Forward-looking information is based upon our beliefs, estimates and opinions as at the date of this release, which we believe are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these will prove to be correct. Furthermore, we undertake no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as otherwise required by applicable law.All forward-looking information contained in this release is expressly qualified by this cautionary note.NOTE REGARDING DISCLOSURE FOR MINERAL PROJECTSThis press release contains disclosure regarding our mineral resources. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral resources may never be converted into reserves. Furthermore, inferred resources are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Further exploration will be required to upgrade the inferred resources to a higher resource category.