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Monarch Gold Reports its Third Quarter Results

Strong contribution from custom milling operations

MONTREAL , May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION ("Monarch" or the "Corporation") (MQR.TO) (MRQRF) (MR7.F) reported its results today for the third quarter ended March 31, 2019. Amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Emerging gold mining company in Abitibi (CNW Group/Monarch Gold Corporation)

Highlights

  • Third quarter revenues of $5.1 million from the sale of 1,427 ounces of gold combined with revenue from custom milling, which was up 33.8% over last year.

  • Net loss of $0.8 million or $0.003 per share, diluted, compared to $2.2 million or $0.010 per share, diluted, last year.

  • Cash of $5.0 million , investments with a fair value of $2.1 million and 900 ounces of gold in inventory as at May 9, 2019 .

  • Results of the 2018 drilling program on McKenzie Break, which increased the size of the deposit and confirmed its high-grade potential (see press releases dated February 28, 2019 , March 13, 2019 , and March 20, 2019 ).

  • Completion during the second quarter of a positive feasibility study for the Wasamac gold deposit (see feasibility study) that can be summarized as follows:
  • Ongoing discussions with potential parties on the Wasamac gold project.

  • Acquisition of 14.2% of Unigold (UGD.V), whose principal asset, the Neita concession, in Dominican Republic , hosts a deposit of over 2 million ounces of gold (see press release dated May 9, 2019 ).


"As I said not so long ago, this slowdown in our operations is mainly due to the lower production rate at the Beaufor mine, which we reassess on a month-to-month basis, as well as maintenance work at the Camflo mill," said Jean-Marc Lacoste , President and Chief Executive Officer of Monarch.

"We continue to focus our efforts on advancing our flagship Wasamac project, a potential game-changer for Monarch and a project that continues to generate significant interest in North America and abroad. We are currently looking at several options and discussions are ongoing. We are also planning our next work programs for the Croinor Gold and McKenzie Break projects, which both returned excellent 2018 drill results. Finally, we are proud to have succeeded in acquiring the block of shares of Unigold, whose main asset, the Neita concession, has excellent high-grade exploration potential."

Summary of financial results




(dollars, except per share data)

Three months ended

March 31

Nine months ended

 March 31


2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

5,114,247

9,820,111

24,303,607

20,118,035

Gross margin

20,072

(186,549)

2,410,007

1,269,938

Net loss

765,854

2,162,588

440,697

1,994,751

Loss per share, basic and diluted

0.003

0.010

0.002

0.010

Cash flow used in operating activities

(3,790,188)

(3,366,968)

(6,755,510)

(1,772,217)

EBITDA(1)

59,088

(1,552,407)

2,728,834

(1,414,822)


(1)

Non-IFRS measure. See under "Non-IFRS measures" at the end of this press release, and in the Corporation's management discussion and analysis for the reconciliation of this non-IFRS measure.

 




 (dollars)

March 31,
2019

June 30,
2018

Cash and cash equivalents

4,848,417

15,046,248

Total assets

69,743,397

73,665,169

 

Key operating statistics

 





Quarter ended

March 31

Nine months ended

March 31


2019

2018

2019

2018

Ounces of gold sold

1,427

4,823

9,868

10,267

Ounces of gold produced

1,328

4,932

9,653

10,376

Grade (g/t)

3.2

4.72

4.5

4.81

Recovery (%)

97.8

98.91

98.2

98.78






Key data per ounce of gold (CA $)





Average market price

1,734

1,680

1,646

1,641

Average selling price(1)

1,737

1,624

1,624

1,602

Production cash cost (Beaufor/Camflo)(2)

1,896

1,642

1,457

1,490

All-in sustaining cost (Beaufor/Camflo)(2)

1,954

1,980

1,544

1,795






Average exchange rate (CA $/US $)

1.3295

1.2648

1.3189

1.2682






Key data per ounce of gold (US $)





Average market price

1,304

1,329

1,248

1,294

Average selling price(1)

1,307

1,284

1,231

1,263

Production cash cost (Beaufor/Camflo)(2)

1,426

1,298

1,105

1,175

All-in sustaining cost (Beaufor/Camflo)

1,470

1,565

1,171

1,415

(1)

The average selling prices for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2019, would be $15 higher ($32 higher for the same period ended March 31, 2018) if gold deliveries (861 ounces for the quarter) to Auramet International LLC in connection with deferred revenues for the period had been recognized at market price on the date the agreement was entered into on October 2, 2017, instead of at the recorded price, representing the amounts received from future gold production divided by the ounces to be delivered.



(2)

Production cash cost is a non-IFRS measure of financial performance without a standard meaning under IFRS. It may therefore not be comparable to a similar measure presented by another company. See "Non-IFRS measures" in the Corporation's management discussion and analysis for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

 

The technical and scientific content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by Marc-André Lavergne, P.Eng., the Corporation's qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.

ABOUT MONARCH GOLD CORPORATION

Monarch Gold Corporation (MQR.TO) is an emerging gold mining company focused on pursuing growth through its large portfolio of high-quality projects in the Abitibi mining camp in Quebec, Canada . The Corporation currently owns close to 300 km² of gold properties (see map), including the Wasamac deposit (measured and indicated resource of 2.6 million ounces of gold), the Beaufor Mine, the Croinor Gold (see video), McKenzie Break and Swanson advanced projects and the Camflo and Beacon mills, as well as other promising exploration projects. It also offers custom milling services out of its 1,600 tonne-per-day Camflo mill.

Forward-Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Monarch's actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied therein. Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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