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Xinergy Announces Results for First Quarter 2013

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) -

  • First quarter 2013 revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $4.1 million and $(3.6) million, respectively

  • Operating efficiencies at South Fork beginning to take hold, with cash costs trending towards low $120s/ton on limited production;

  • Construction of preparation plant, rail load-out and rail rehabilitation on budget during the first quarter, with project completion anticipated by end of the second quarter of 2013;

  • Divested Kentucky thermal operations for gross proceeds of $47.2 million as Xinergy continues to focus on its strategy of building out a high-quality, metallurgical coal portfolio;

  • Total liquidity at March 31 of $37.4 million (excluding $29.4 million in restricted cash); and

  • Investor Day at South Fork scheduled for July 10, 2013 

Xinergy Ltd. (XRG.TO), a Central Appalachian coal producer, today announced that it had a net loss of $(1.9) million, or $(0.03) per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. This is compared with net income of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Adjusting for an $11.0 million one-time gain on the sale of our Kentucky operations during the first quarter of 2013, as well as an $18.9 million one-time gain on contract settlements realized during the first quarter of 2012, our adjusted net loss for the first quarter of 2013 would have been $12.9 million as compared to an adjusted net loss of $17.2 million for the first quarter of 2012. First quarter 2013 adjusted EBITDA was $(3.6) million compared with $(3.7) million for the first quarter 2012. The Company's Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2013, together with its Management's Discuss and Analysis ("MD&A") for the corresponding period, have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.xinergycorp.com.

"Against a backdrop of continuing broader market weakness, Xinergy made substantial progress during the first quarter towards moving our world-class South Fork project closer to completion, while maintaining a disciplined approach towards cost containment and balance sheet liquidity," said Matt Goldfarb, Xinergy's Chief Executive Officer. "With South Fork anticipated to ramp production this summer, we are very pleased with unit cost trends realized late in the first quarter and early in the second quarter. Although we remain cautious on the met coal market in the short term due to weak global steel demand and steel mill overcapacity, we see production curtailments by coal producers continuing on a global basis until a more rational pricing environment prevails. We anticipate that more balanced met coal market conditions will present opportunities for outsized returns for premium quality assets over the medium term, and are positioning our assets accordingly."

Financial Overview

The following tables present selected balance sheet, statement of operations and coal production and sales data as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.

  As of   As of  
  March 31   December 31  
($'000) 2013   2012  
Balance Sheet        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 27,634   $ 32,325  
Total current assets $ 66,043   $ 50,723  
Total assets $ 178,516   $ 188,772  
Total current liabilities $ 20,650   $ 20,797  
Total long-term liabilities $ 221,280   $ 229,786  
Shareholders' equity $ (63,414 ) $ (61,811 )

($'000, except per share)
Three months ended
March 31, 2013
    Three months ended
March 31, 2012
Statement of Operations          
Coal revenues $ 4,086     $ 29,946  
Cost of coal sales $ 5,930     $ 30,507  
Gross margin $ (1,844 )   $ (561 )
(Loss) income before taxes $ (1,905 )   $ 2,372  
Net (loss) income $ (1,905 )   $ 1,690  
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.03 )   $ 0.03  
Sales & Operating Statistics
Three months ended
March 31, 2013
Three months ended
March 31, 2012
Tons sold   59,956       425,697  
Tons produced   51,152       380,173  
Sales price/ton $ 68.16     $ 70.35  
COGS/ton sold $ 98.90     $ 71.66  
Gross margin/ton sold $ (30.74 )   $ (1.31 )
  Cash costs/ton produced $ 108.07     $ 66.99  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of March 31, 2013, we had total cash and cash equivalents (excluding restricted cash) of $27.6 million, compared with $32.3 million at December 31, 2012. As of March 31, 2013 the Company's liquidity profile is as follows:

      Cash   $ 27.6 million
      Term Loan B Commitment   $ 9.8 million
        Liquidity   $ 37.4 million
      Restricted Cash   $ 39.2 million

Investor Day at South Fork

Xinergy will hold an investor day at its South Fork facility in Greenbrier County, West Virginia on Wednesday, July 10th. Space will be limited, and details will follow as the date approaches. The day's planned events include a tour of the preparation plant and rail load-out facility, as well as an opportunity for investors to engage Xinergy's senior management team in a discussion and question-and-answer session.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay

The Company will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2013 operating results on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call will be open to the public toll free at (877) 317-6789. International callers should use (412) 317-6789, and Canadian callers should use (866) 605-3852. The conference call can also be accessed via webcast on the Company's website with a replay available shortly after the event.

About Xinergy Ltd.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Xinergy Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary Xinergy Corp. and its subsidiaries, is engaged in coal mining in West Virginia and Virginia. Xinergy sells high quality thermal and metallurgical coal to electric utilities, steelmakers, energy trading firms and industrial companies. For more information, please visit www.xinergycorp.com.