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Gold Resource Corporation Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $1.8 Million, or $0.03 Per Share, and Positioned to Increase 2019 Production Outlook

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE American: GORO) (the “Company” or “GRC”) reported production results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 of 9,559 ounces of gold and 467,484 ounces of silver, which along with base metal revenue generated $29.4 million in net revenue and $1.8 million, or $0.03 per share, in net income for the quarter.  The Company maintains its 2019 Oaxaca Mining Unit (“OMU”) production outlook and plans to increase its global production outlook once commercial production levels are reached at its Nevada Mining Unit (“NMU”) Isabella Pearl mine.  The Company produced first gold at Isabella Pearl in just over ten months of breaking ground on the project, with the project now in the gold production ramp-up phase.  Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer, developer and explorer with operations in Oaxaca, Mexico and Nevada, USA.  The Company has returned $112 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.

Q2 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • First gold production at Isabella Pearl mine
  • $1.8 million net income, or $0.03 per share
  • $7.9 million cash and cash equivalents
  • $3.9 million gold and silver bullion
  • $29.4 million net sales
  • 9,559 gold ounces produced
  • 467,484 silver ounces produced
  • $291 total cash cost per gold equivalent ounce sold, after by-product credits (OMU)
  • $652 total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (OMU)
  • $18.2 million base metal by-product credits, or $1,509 per precious metal gold ounce sold (OMU)
  • $0.3 million dividend distributions, or $0.005 per share for quarter
  • Exploration expanded deposits at both the Arista mine and Isabella Pearl mine

Overview of Q2 2019 Results

Second quarter production from the Company’s Oaxaca Mining Unit totaled 7,881 ounces of gold, 466,512 ounces of silver, 482 tonnes of copper, 2,304 tonnes of lead and 6,054 tonnes of zinc.  Through the first half of 2019, the Company’s OMU production numbers total 14,419 ounces of gold, 831,165 ounces of silver, 915 tonnes of copper, 4,457 tonnes of lead and 11,892 tonnes of zinc.  Second quarter production from the Company’s Nevada Mining Unit, which produced first project gold during the quarter, totaled 1,678 ounces of gold and 972 ounces of silver.

The Company maintains its 2019 OMU annual outlook, targeting a plus or minus ten percent production range of 27,000 gold ounces and 1,700,000 silver ounces.  In addition, with its Isabella Pearl mine in the ramp-up phase, the Company is positioned to increase its 2019 annual production outlook in the near future once the project has reached commercial production levels.

The Company sold 12,060 precious metal gold equivalent ounces at a total cash cost of $291 per ounce (after by-product credits) at its OMU, benefiting from strong base metal production and sales. OMU average realized metal prices during the quarter included $1,338 per ounce gold and $14.94 per ounce silver*.  The Company sold 1,131 gold ounces from its Isabella Pearl mine at an average realized price of $1,363 per gold ounce.  The Company recorded net income of $1.8 million, or $0.03 per share, and 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 $7.9 million.

“Gold Resource Corporation has now achieved dual-jurisdictional precious metal producer status in two mining friendly jurisdictions in North America.” stated Mr. Jason Reid, President and CEO of Gold Resource Corporation.  “We now approach important near-term catalysts to increase shareholder value, including our targeted 100% increase to the Company’s gold production profile once the Nevada mine is fully operational, and possible future monthly dividend increases.”

*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 tables summarize certain information about our Oaxaca and Nevada Mining Units for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:

Oaxaca Mining Unit

                       
  Three months ended June 30,    Six months ended June 30, 
  2019   2018   2019   2018
Arista Mine                      
Milled                      
Tonnes Milled    155,847      136,798      305,908      267,587
Grade                      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)    1.87      1.51      1.70      1.71
Average Silver Grade (g/t)    92      141      83      124
Average Copper Grade (%)    0.40      0.36      0.38      0.37
Average Lead Grade (%)    1.96      1.47      1.91      1.55
Average Zinc Grade (%)    4.77      4.07      4.72      4.24
Aguila Open Pit Mine                      
Milled                      
Tonnes Milled    8,872      9,218      20,336      14,326
Grade                      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)    1.39      1.84      1.80      1.95
Average Silver Grade (g/t)    43      43      43      44
Mirador Mine                      
Milled                      
Tonnes Milled    6,737      4,491      10,850      7,683
Grade                      
Average Gold Grade (g/t)    1.10      1.56      1.16      1.39
Average Silver Grade (g/t)    201      182      211      182
Combined                      
Tonnes milled    171,456      150,507      337,094      289,596
Tonnes Milled per Day (1)    1,967      1,735      1,947      1,686
Metal production (before payable metal deductions) (2)                      
Gold (ozs.)    7,881      5,806      14,419      12,453
Silver (ozs.)    466,512      593,955      831,165      1,019,839
Copper (tonnes)    482      387      915      772
Lead (tonnes)    2,304      1,540      4,457      3,155
Zinc (tonnes)    6,054      4,473      11,892      9,266

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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 according to the terms of our sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes incidental to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades and recoveries which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.

Nevada Mining Unit

                       
  Three months ended June 30,    Six months ended June 30, 
  2019   2018   2019   2018
                       
Ore mined                      
Ore (tonnes)    273,223      -      688,277      -
Gold grade (g/t)    0.61      -      0.69      -
Low-grade stockpile (tonnes)                      
Ore (tonnes)    244,650      -      388,726      -
Gold grade (g/t)    0.52      -      0.52      -
Waste (tonnes)    1,101,858      -      1,698,448      -
Metal production (before payable metal deductions) (1)                      
Gold (ozs.)    1,678      -      1,678      -
Silver (ozs.)    972      -      972      -

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(1)   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 according to the terms of our sales contracts. Differences can also arise from inventory changes incidental to shipping schedules, or variances in ore grades and recoveries which impact the amount of metals contained in concentrates produced and sold.

The following Sales Statistics tables summarize certain information about our Oaxaca and Nevada Mining Units operations for three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018:

Oaxaca Mining Unit

                       
  Three months ended June 30,    Six months ended June 30, 
  2019   2018   2019   2018  
                       
Metal sold                      
Gold (ozs.)    7,399      5,460      12,157      11,023  
Silver (ozs.)    417,467      561,009      685,656      942,375  
Copper (tonnes)    431      383      769      723  
Lead (tonnes)    2,120      1,464      3,773      2,957  
Zinc (tonnes)    3,867      3,807      8,373      7,585  
Average metal prices realized (1)                      
Gold ($ per oz.)    1,338      1,304      1,338      1,323  
Silver ($ per oz.)    14.94      16.53      15.26      16.55  
Copper ($ per tonne)    6,205      6,888      6,245      7,014  
Lead ($ per tonne)    1,871      2,389      1,955      2,482  
Zinc ($ per tonne)    2,987      3,110      2,917      3,456  
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold                      
Gold Ounces    7,399      5,460      12,157      11,023  
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver    4,661      7,112      7,820      11,789  
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces    12,060      12,572      19,977      22,812  
Total cash cost before by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold $  1,800   $  1,500   $  2,143   $  1,590  
Total cash cost after by-product credits per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (2) $  291   $  70   $  312   $  (103 )
Total all-in sustaining cost per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold $  652   $  577   $  725   $  475  


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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)   Total cash cost after by-product credits are significantly affected by base metals sales during the periods presented.


Nevada Mining Unit

                       
  Three months ended June 30,    Six months ended June 30, 
  2019   2018   2019   2018
                       
Metal sold                      
Gold (ozs.)    1,131      -      1,131      -
Silver (ozs.)    612      -      612      -
Average metal prices realized (1)                      
Gold ($ per oz.)    1,363      -      1,363      -
Silver ($ per oz.)    15.07      -      15.07      -
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold                      
Gold Ounces    1,131      -      1,131      -
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver    7      -      7      -
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces    1,138      -      1,138      -

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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.

See Accompanying Tables

The following information summarizes Gold Resource Corporation’s financial condition at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, its results of operations including the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, and its cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018. The summary data as of June 30, 2019 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 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)
           
  June 30,    December 31, 
  2019     2018  
  (Unaudited)      
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents $  7,939     $  7,762  
Gold and silver rounds/bullion    3,874        3,637  
Accounts receivable    5,630        1,744  
Inventories, net    26,531        14,342  
Prepaid taxes    3,342        1,126  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets    3,786        2,745  
Total current assets    51,102        31,356  
Property, plant and mine development, net    120,154        111,242  
Operating lease assets, net    11,043        -  
Deferred tax assets, net    6,284        7,372  
Other non-current assets    3,144        361  
Total assets $ 191,727     $  150,331  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable $  17,149     $  12,429  
Loans payable, current    862        765  
Finance lease liabilities, current    434        412  
Operating lease liabilities, current    8,207        -  
Mining royalty taxes payable, net    849        1,926  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    2,909        2,030  
Total current liabilities    30,410        17,562  
Reclamation and remediation liabilities    4,055        3,298  
Loans payable, long-term    1,226        1,378  
Finance lease liabilities, long-term    661        831  
Operating lease liabilities, long-term    2,842        -  
Total liabilities    39,194        23,069  
Shareholders' equity:          
Common stock - $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:          
64,811,555 and 58,850,431 shares outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively    128        69  
Additional paid-in capital    144,750        121,592  
Retained earnings    14,710        12,656  
Treasury stock at cost, 336,398 shares    (5,884 )      (5,884 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (1,171 )      (1,171 )
Total shareholders' equity    152,533        127,262  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $  191,727     $  150,331  





GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
 (U.S. dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
                       
  Three months ended June 30,    Six months ended June 30, 
  2019     2018   2019     2018
Sales, net $ 29,374     $  30,768   $  55,952     $  62,919
Mine cost of sales:                      
Production costs   18,599        17,579      36,278        33,114
Depreciation and amortization   4,243        3,579      7,687        7,072
Reclamation and remediation   41        89      57        292
Total mine cost of sales    22,883        21,247      44,022        40,478
Mine gross profit    6,491        9,521      11,930        22,441
Costs and expenses:                      
General and administrative expenses   2,708        2,225      4,719        4,579
Exploration expenses   631        1,251      2,081        2,436
Other (income) expense, net    (107 )      510      (82 )      788
Total costs and expenses    3,232        3,986      6,718        7,803
Income before income taxes    3,259        5,535      5,212        14,638
Provision for income taxes   1,461        1,781      2,532        5,427
Net income $  1,798     $  3,754   $  2,680     $  9,211
Net income per common share:                      
Basic $  0.03     $  0.07   $  0.04     $  0.16
Diluted $  0.03     $  0.06   $  0.04     $  0.16
Weighted average shares outstanding:                      
Basic    62,778,445        57,315,472      61,729,871        57,218,389
Diluted    63,066,616        58,314,123      62,079,859        58,153,350

 


 

GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
(Unaudited)
           
  Six months ended June 30, 
  2019     2018  
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income $  2,680     $  9,211  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:          
Deferred income taxes    1,275        (1,134 )
Depreciation and amortization    7,921        7,386  
Stock-based compensation    1,214        485  
Other operating adjustments    (293 )      364  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivable    (3,886 )      1,157  
Inventories    (8,744 )      (897 )
Prepaid expenses and other current assets    97        7  
Other non-current assets    (2,012 )      134  
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities    6,183        4,564  
Mining royalty and income taxes payable, net    (3,328 )      (1,815 )
Net cash provided by operating activities    1,107        19,462  
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Capital expenditures    (21,438 )      (15,108 )
Other investing activities    1        4  
Net cash used in investing activities    (21,437 )      (15,104 )
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options    98        1,124  
Proceeds from issuance of stock    21,807        -  
Dividends paid    (617 )      (571 )
Repayment of loan payable    (385 )      (281 )
Repayment of finance leases    (204 )      (189 )
Net cash provided by financing activities    20,699        83  
           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents    (192 )      (186 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents    177        4,255  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period    7,762        22,390  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $  7,939     $  26,645  
           
Supplemental Cash Flow Information          
Interest expense paid $  79     $  94  
Income and mining taxes paid $  2,897     $  6,298  
Non-cash investing activities:          
Change in accrued capital expenditures $  (1,214 )   $  918  
Change in estimate for asset retirement cost $  638     $  -  
Equipment purchased through loan payable $  330     $  -  
Equipment purchased under finance leases $  56     $  -  

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 $112 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