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Gold Resource Corporation Reports First Quarter Net Income Of $0.01 Per Share, Maintains 2019 Production Outlook

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) (the “Company” or “GRC”) reported production results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 of 6,538 ounces of gold and 364,653 ounces of silver, which along with base metal revenue generated $26.6 million in net revenue and $0.9 million, or $0.01 per share 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, USA.  The Company has returned $111 million to its shareholders in consecutive monthly dividends since July 2010 and offers its shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.

Q1 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • $0.9 million net income, or $0.01 per share
  • $8.5 million cash and cash equivalents (a $0.8 million increase)
  • $26.6 million net sales
  • 6,538 gold ounces produced
  • 364,653 silver ounces produced
  • $340 total cash cost per gold equivalent ounce sold (after by-product credits)
  • $834 total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold
  • $18.4 million base metal by-product credits, or $2,327 per precious metal gold ounce sold
  • $0.3 million dividend distributions, or $0.005 per share for quarter
  • $3.7 million gold and silver bullion
  • Connected the Aguila project, Oaxaca, Mexico to the federal power grid in March 2019
  • Began circulating first leach solution to the Isabella Pearl pad in March 2019

Overview of Q1 2019 Results

Gold Resource Corporation sold 7,911 precious metal gold equivalent ounces at a total cash cost of $340 per ounce (after by-product credits), benefiting from strong base metal production and sales. Average realized metal prices during the quarter included $1,339 per ounce gold and $15.74 per ounce silver*. The Company recorded net income of $0.9 million, or $0.01 per share. The Company paid $0.3 million to its shareholders in dividends, or $0.005 per share during the quarter. Cash and cash equivalents at quarter end totaled $8.5 million.

Production totals for the first quarter of 2019 included 6,538 ounces of gold, 364,653 ounces of silver, 433 tonnes of copper, 2,153 tonnes of lead and 5,838 tonnes of zinc. The Company maintains its 2019 Annual Outlook, targeting a plus or minus 10 percent production of 27,000 gold ounces and 1,700,000 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 Statistics table summarizes certain information about our Oaxaca Mining Unit operations for three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

       
  Three months ended March 31, 
  2019   2018
Arista Mine      
Milled      
Tonnes Milled  150,061    130,789
Grade      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)  1.51    1.92
Average Silver Grade (g/t)  74    106
Average Copper Grade (%)  0.36    0.39
Average Lead Grade (%)  1.87    1.63
Average Zinc Grade (%)  4.67    4.41
Aguila Open Pit Mine      
Milled      
Tonnes Milled  11,464    5,108
Grade      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)  2.11    2.16
Average Silver Grade (g/t)  43    45
Mirador Mine      
Milled      
Tonnes Milled  4,113    3,192
Grade      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)  1.26    1.16
Average Silver Grade (g/t)  226    182
Combined      
Tonnes milled  165,638    139,089
Tonnes Milled per Day (1)  1,917    1,636
Metal production (before payable metal deductions) (2)      
Gold (ozs.)  6,538    6,647
Silver (ozs.)  364,653    425,884
Copper (tonnes)  433    385
Lead (tonnes)  2,153    1,615
Zinc (tonnes)  5,838    4,793
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces produced (mill production) (2)      
Gold Ounces  6,538    6,647
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver  4,287    5,262
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces  10,825    11,909
 

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(1) Based on actual days the mill operated during the period.
(2) The difference between what we report as "ounces/tonnes produced" and "payable ounces/tonnes sold" is attributable to the difference between the quantities of metals contained in the concentrates we produce versus the portion of those metals actually paid for by our customers according to the terms of our sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes incidental to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.
   

The following Sales Statistics table summarizes certain information about our combined Oaxaca Mining Unit operations for three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

           
  Three months ended March 31, 
  2019   2018
           
Metal sold          
Gold (ozs.)    4,758      5,563  
Silver (ozs.)    268,189      381,366  
Copper (tonnes)    338      340  
Lead (tonnes)    1,653      1,493  
Zinc (tonnes)    4,506      3,778  
Average metal prices realized (1)          
Gold ($ per oz.)    1,339      1,342  
Silver ($ per oz.)    15.74      16.58  
Copper ($ per tonne)    6,291      7,156  
Lead ($ per tonne)    2,063      2,573  
Zinc ($ per tonne)    2,856      3,805  
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold          
Gold Ounces    4,758      5,563  
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver    3,153      4,712  
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces    7,911      10,275  
Total cash cost before by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (2) $  2,667   $  1,694  
Total cash cost (credit) after by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (2) (3) $  340   $  (316 )
Total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (2) $  834   $  347  

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(1) 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.
(2) 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 our most recently filed Form 10-K.
(3) Total cash cost after by-product credits are significantly affected by base metals sales during the periods presented.
   

 

See Accompanying Tables

The following information summarizes Gold Resource Corporation’s financial condition at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, its results of operations including the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, and its cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. The summary data as of March 31, 2019 and for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 is unaudited; the summary data for the year ended December 31, 2018 is derived from our audited financial statements contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, 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 per ounce and total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent per 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-K for a complete discussion and reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures.

 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
  March 31,    December 31, 
  2019   2018
  (Unaudited)      
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 8,527     $ 7,762  
Gold and silver rounds/bullion   3,650       3,637  
Accounts receivable   4,515       1,744  
Inventories, net   20,464       14,342  
Prepaid taxes   1,957       1,126  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,607       2,450  
Total current assets   41,720       31,061  
Property, plant and mine development, net   119,617       111,242  
Operating lease assets, net   12,681       -  
Deferred tax assets, net   6,570       7,372  
Other non-current assets   575       656  
Total assets $ 181,163     $ 150,331  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable $ 18,176     $ 12,429  
Loans payable, current   840       765  
Finance lease liabilities, current   418       412  
Operating lease liabilities, current   7,868       -  
Mining royalty taxes payable, net   2,003       1,926  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   1,889       2,030  
Total current liabilities   31,194       17,562  
Reclamation and remediation liabilities   3,811       3,298  
Loans payable, long-term   1,444       1,378  
Finance lease liabilities, long-term   724       831  
Operating lease liabilities, long-term   4,816       -  
Total liabilities   41,989       23,069  
Shareholders' equity:          
Common stock - $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:          
61,496,813 and 58,850,431 shares outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively   95       69  
Additional paid-in capital   132,903       121,592  
Retained earnings   13,231       12,656  
Treasury stock at cost, 336,398 shares   (5,884 )     (5,884 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,171 )     (1,171 )
Total shareholders' equity   139,174       127,262  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 181,163     $ 150,331  


 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended March 31, 
  2019   2018
Sales, net $ 26,578   $  32,151
Mine cost of sales:          
Production costs   17,679      15,535
Depreciation and amortization   3,444      3,493
Reclamation and remediation   16      203
Total mine cost of sales    21,139      19,231
Mine gross profit    5,439      12,920
Costs and expenses:          
General and administrative expenses   2,011      2,354
Exploration expenses   1,450      1,185
Other expense, net    25      278
Total costs and expenses    3,486      3,817
Income before income taxes    1,953      9,103
Provision for income taxes   1,071      3,646
Net income $  882   $  5,457
Net income per common share:          
Basic $  0.01   $  0.10
Diluted $  0.01   $  0.09
Weighted average shares outstanding:          
Basic    60,672,133      57,120,077
Diluted    61,142,088      57,911,299


 
GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended March 31, 
  2019   2018
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income $ 882     $ 5,457  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:          
Deferred income taxes   895       412  
Depreciation and amortization   3,561       3,652  
Stock-based compensation   336       236  
Other operating adjustments   (128 )     (906 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable   (2,771 )     1,242  
Inventories   (6,122 )     (1,283 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   221       868  
Other non-current assets   40       65  
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities   3,222       2,726  
Mining royalty and income taxes payable, net   (784 )     1,489  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (648 )     13,958  
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Capital expenditures   (8,786 )     (7,332 )
Other investing activities   1       2  
Net cash used in investing activities   (8,785 )     (7,330 )
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options   98       244  
Proceeds from at-the-market sales   10,806       -  
Dividends paid   (303 )     (285 )
Repayment of loan payable   (187 )     (140 )
Repayment of finance leases   (101 )     (93 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   10,313       (274 )
           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (115 )     (127 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   765       6,227  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   7,762       22,390  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 8,527     $ 28,617  
           
Supplemental Cash Flow Information          
Interest expense paid $ 42     $ 49  
Income and mining taxes paid $ 209     $ 730  
Non-cash investing activities:          
Change in accrued capital expenditures $ 2,303     $ (193 )
Change in estimate for asset retirement cost $ 462     $ -  
Equipment purchased through loan payable $ 330     $ -  

About GRC:

Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer and explorer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and Nevada, USA.  The Company targets low capital expenditure projects with potential for generating high returns on capital.  The Company has returned $111 million back to its shareholders in consecutive monthly dividends since July 2010 and 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 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