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  • Eldorado Gold, Corp. (EGO) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    Eldorado Gold, Corp. (EGO) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

    On the line with me are George Burns, President and CEO; Phil Yee, Executive Vice President and CFO; and Brock Gill, Senior Vice President, Projects & Transformation. Brock Gill will present operations today as Joe Dick is joining the call from a location that may experience connectivity issues.

  • Eldorado Gold Reports Q1 2021 Financial and Operational Results
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    Eldorado Gold Reports Q1 2021 Financial and Operational Results

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eldorado Gold Corporation (“Eldorado” or “the Company”) today reports the Company’s financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2021. First Quarter 2021 and Subsequent Period Highlights Q1 2021 production on plan and in line with 2021 annual guidance: Gold production totalled 111,742 ounces in Q1 2021, in-line with 2021 annual guidance and a decrease of 4% from Q1 2020 production of 115,950 ounces. Eldorado is maintaining its annual guidance of 430,000 - 460,000 ounces of gold at an all-in sustaining cost of $920-$1,150 per ounce sold. Amended Investment Agreement ratified: In March 2021, our Amended Investment Agreement ("Agreement") with the Hellenic Republic was ratified by the Greek parliament and published in the Greek Government Gazette, officially becoming law. The Agreement provides a mutually beneficial and modernized legal and financial framework to allow for investment in the Skouries project and the Olympias and Stratoni mines. Approval for use of dry stack tailings at Skouries: In April 2021, the Greek Ministry of Energy and Environment approved a modification to the Kassandra Mines Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") to allow for the use of dry stack tailings disposal at the Skouries project, which is expected to provide a number of environmental benefits.Planned increase in unit costs due to lower grades: Q1 2021 cash operating costs of $641 per ounce sold (Q1 2020: $627) and all-in sustaining costs ("AISC") of $986 per ounce sold (Q1 2020: $952) were both negatively impacted by planned lower grades at Kisladag and Lamaque. Continued free cash flow: Net cash from operating activities of $90.9 million in Q1 2021 (Q1 2020: $53.3 million) benefited from a higher average realized gold price. Free cash flow of $24.6 million in Q1 2021 (Q1 2020: $7.2 million) also benefited from timing of capital expenditure.Continued strong financial liquidity: The Company currently has $533.8 million of cash, cash equivalents and term deposits and $99.6 million available under its revolving credit facility. Increased EBITDA: Q1 2021 EBITDA was $105.3 million (Q1 2020: $84.7 million) and Q1 2021 adjusted EBITDA was $108.0 million (Q1 2020: $90.0 million). Adjustments in both periods included, among other things, share based compensation and losses on asset disposals. Net earnings and adjusted net earnings attributable to shareholders: Q1 2021 net earnings attributable to shareholders of the Company was $8.3 million or $0.05 per share (Q1 2020: net loss attributable to shareholders of the Company of $4.9 million, or $0.03 loss per share). Adjusted net earnings attributable to shareholders of the Company in Q1 2021 was $21.0 million, or $0.12 per share (Q1 2020: $12.5 million, or $0.08 per share). Measures remain in place to manage the impact of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic: The Company's mines remain fully operational and isolated cases of COVID-19 have been successfully managed. Preventing the spread of COVID-19, ensuring safe working environments across Eldorado's global sites, and preparedness should an outbreak occur, remain priorities. “Our mine teams delivered first quarter gold production in line with the forecast plan that supports our 2021 guidance and represents a good start to the year," said George Burns, President and CEO. "This result was accomplished in spite of a resurgence of COVID-19 in the countries in which we operate and is a testament to the commitment and care of our teams around the world." "Our focus ahead is on maintaining this positive momentum by delivering on key initiatives in a transformational year for Eldorado. In Quebec, the closing of the QMX acquisition and an intensive exploration and development program underway at Lamaque is paving the way for a significantly enhanced production profile at our Canadian flagship operation. In Turkey, we continue to successfully advance key capital investments that will position Kisladag for sustained excellence going forward. In Greece, the new investment agreement governing the operation and development of the Kassandra mines, together with the recent approval for the use of dry stack tailings, has energized our teams at Olympias, Stratoni and Skouries." Consolidated Financial and Operational Highlights 3 months ended March 31, 2021 2020Revenue$224.6 $204.7 Gold revenue$195.7 $183.7 Gold produced (oz) 111,742 115,950 Gold sold (oz) 113,594 116,219 Average realized gold price ($/oz sold) (4)$1,723 $1,580 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,4) 641 627 Total cash costs ($/oz sold) (1,4) 687 678 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,4) 986 952 Net earnings (loss) for the period (2) 8.3 (4.9)Net earnings (loss) earnings per share – basic ($/share) (2) 0.05 (0.03)Adjusted net earnings (loss) (2,3,4) 21.0 12.5 Adjusted net earnings (loss) per share ($/share) (2,3,4) 0.12 0.08 Cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital (4) 78.7 69.4 Free cash flow (4) 24.6 7.2 Cash, cash equivalents and term deposits$533.8 $363.6 (1) By-product revenues are off-set against cash operating costs. (2) Attributable to shareholders of the Company. (3) See reconciliation of net earnings (loss) to adjusted net earnings (loss) in the MD&A section 'Non-IFRS Measures'. (4) These measures are non-IFRS measures. See the MD&A section 'Non-IFRS Measures' for explanations and discussion of these non-IFRS measures. Total revenue was $224.6 million in Q1 2021, an increase of 10% from total revenue of $204.7 million in Q1 2020. The increase was primarily due to higher average realized gold prices. Cash operating costs in Q1 2021 averaged $641 per ounce sold, an increase from $627 per ounce sold in Q1 2020. The increase was primarily due to cash operating costs per ounce sold at Kisladag being negatively impacted by mining and processing lower-grade ore in the quarter, resulting in fewer ounces produced. Cash operating costs per ounce sold at Lamaque were also negatively impacted by lower average grades, combined with strengthening of the Canadian dollar in the quarter as compared to Q1 2020. These increases were partially offset by reductions in cash operating costs per ounce sold at Kisladag and Efemcukuru in Q1 2021 as a result of the weakening of the Turkish Lira from Q1 2020 and a change in the structure of concentrate contracts whereby lower payable ounces are offset by the elimination of treatment charges and other deductions. Total cash costs per ounce sold and AISC per ounce sold both benefited in Q1 2021 from a recent announcement in Turkey whereby the incremental 25% increase to gold royalty rates originally announced on September 4, 2020 was amended to be effective from the announcement date only, and is no longer retroactive to January 1, 2020. As a result of this announcement, $4.5 million of accrued royalty expense was reversed in Q1 2021. We reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of $8.3 million ($0.05 earnings per share) in Q1 2021, compared to a net loss of $4.9 million ($0.03 loss per share) in Q1 2020. Higher net income in Q1 2021 is primarily attributable to higher average realized gold prices, lower finance costs and a higher gain on foreign exchange. Adjusted net earnings were $21.0 million ($0.12 per share) in Q1 2021, compared to adjusted net earnings of $12.5 million ($0.08 earnings per share) in Q1 2020. Higher adjusted net earnings in Q1 2021 removed a $12.0 million loss on foreign exchange due to translation of deferred tax balances and a $0.7 million loss on the non-cash revaluation of the derivative related to redemption options in our debt. Operations Update Gold Operations 3 months ended March 31, 2021 2020Total Ounces produced 111,742 115,950 Ounces sold 113,594 116,219 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$641 $627 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$986 $952 Sustaining capital expenditures (2)$20.5 $19.4 Kisladag Ounces produced 46,172 50,176 Ounces sold 47,507 51,600 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$492 $451 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$607 $578 Sustaining capital expenditures (2)$2.8 $3.0 Lamaque Ounces produced 28,835 27,353 Ounces sold 29,078 26,728 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$759 $641 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$1,162 $1,042 Sustaining capital expenditures (2)$9.3 $8.3 Efemcukuru Ounces produced 23,298 23,239 Ounces sold 24,130 23,221 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$525 $642 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$693 $864 Sustaining capital expenditures (2)$2.6 $3.1 Olympias Ounces produced 13,437 15,182 Ounces sold 12,879 14,670 Cash operating costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$1,145 $1,196 All-in sustaining costs ($/oz sold) (1,2)$1,799 $1,646 Sustaining capital expenditures (2)$5.8 $5.0 (1) By-product revenues are off-set against cash operating costs.(2) These measures are non-IFRS measures. See the MD&A section 'Non-IFRS Measures' for explanations and discussion of these non-IFRS measures. Gold production of 111,742 ounces decreased from 115,950 ounces in the first quarter of 2020. Gold sales in Q1 2021 totalled 113,594 ounces, a slight decrease of 2% from 116,219 ounces in Q1 2020. The slightly lower sales volume compared to the prior year primarily reflected decreases in production at Kisladag and Olympias. For further information on the Company's operating results for the first quarter of 2021, please see the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company’s profile. Conference Call A conference call to discuss the details of the Company’s Q1 2021 results will be held by senior management on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:30 AM PT (11:30 AM ET). The call will be webcast and can be accessed at Eldorado Gold’s website: www.eldoradogold.com and via this link: http://services.choruscall.ca/links/eldoradogold20210430.html Conference Call Details Replay (available until June 4, 2021)Date:April 30, 2021 Vancouver:+1 604 638 9010Time:11:30 am ET (8:30 am PT) Toll Free:+1 800 319 6413Dial in:+1 604 638 5340 Access code:6634Toll free:+1 800 319 4610 About Eldorado Gold Eldorado is a gold and base metals producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, and Brazil. The Company has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, safe and responsible operations, a portfolio of high-quality assets, and long-term partnerships with local communities. Eldorado's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ELD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EGO). Contacts Investor Relations Jeff Wilhoit, Interim Head of Investor Relations604.376.1548 or 1.888.353.8166 jeff.wilhoit@eldoradogold.com Media Louise Burgess, Director Communications & Government Relations604.616.2296 or 1.888.353.8166 louise.burgess@eldoradogold.com Non-IFRS Measures Certain non-IFRS measures are included in this press release, including average realized gold price per ounce sold, cash operating costs and cash operating costs per ounce sold, total cash costs and total cash costs per ounce sold, all-in sustaining costs ("AISC") and AISC per ounce sold, adjusted net earnings/(loss), adjusted net earnings/(loss) per share, working capital, cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash working capital, earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"), free cash flow and sustaining capital. Please see the March 31, 2021 MD&A for explanations and discussion of these non-IFRS measures. The Company believes that these measures, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), provide investors an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. The non-IFRS measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers. Cautionary Note about Forward-looking Statements and Information Certain of the statements made and information provided in this press release are forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Often, these forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", “continue”, “projected”, "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information contained in this release include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to: the Company’s 2021 annual guidance, benefits of the Agreement; the impact of COVID on operations; the benefits of using dry stack tailings; the advancement of technical work and receipt of approvals at Skouries; our expectation as to our future financial and operating performance, including expectations around generating free cash flow; working capital requirements; debt repayment obligations; use of proceeds from financing activities; expected metallurgical recoveries and improved concentrate grade and quality; gold price outlook and the global concentrate market; risk factors affecting our business; our strategy, plans and goals, including our proposed exploration, development, construction, permitting and operating plans and priorities and related timelines; and schedules and results of litigation and arbitration proceedings. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, market uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. We have made certain assumptions about the forward-looking statements and information, including assumptions about: our preliminary gold production and our guidance, timing of construction; benefits of improvements; how the world-wide economic and social impact of COVID-19 is managed and the duration and extent of the COVID-19 pandemic; timing and cost of construction and exploration; the geopolitical, economic, permitting and legal climate that we operate in; the future price of gold and other commodities; the global concentrate market; exchange rates; anticipated costs, expenses and working capital requirements; production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries; the impact of acquisitions, dispositions, suspensions or delays on our business; and the ability to achieve our goals. In particular, except where otherwise stated, we have assumed a continuation of existing business operations on substantially the same basis as exists at the time of this release. Even though our management believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statement or information will prove to be accurate. Many assumptions may be difficult to predict and are beyond our control. Furthermore, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: inability to meet production guidance, the benefits of using dry stack tailings; the advancement of technical work and receipt of approvals at Skouries; global outbreaks of infectious diseases, including COVID-19; timing and cost of construction, and the associated benefits; recoveries of gold and other metals; geopolitical and economic climate (global and local), risks related to mineral tenure and permits; gold and other commodity price volatility; information technology systems risks; continued softening of the global concentrate market; risks regarding potential and pending litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to our business, properties and operations; expected impact on reserves and the carrying value; the updating of the reserve and resource models and life of mine plans; mining operational and development risk; financing risks; foreign country operational risks; risks of sovereign investment; regulatory risks and liabilities including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; discrepancies between actual and estimated production; mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical testing and recoveries; additional funding requirements; currency fluctuations; community and non-governmental organization actions; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; share price volatility and the price of our common shares; competition; loss of key employees; and defective title to mineral claims or properties, as well as those risk factors discussed in the sections titled “Forward-Looking Statements” and "Risk factors in our business" in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form & Form 40-F. The reader is directed to carefully review the detailed risk discussion in our most recent Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR and EDGAR under our Company name, which discussion is incorporated by reference in this release, for a fuller understanding of the risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business and operations. The inclusion of forward-looking statements and information is designed to help you understand management’s current views of our near- and longer-term prospects, and it may not be appropriate for other purposes. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements or information contained herein. Except as required by law, we do not expect to update forward-looking statements and information continually as conditions change. Financial Information and condensed statements contained herein or attached hereto may not be suitable for readers that are unfamiliar with the Company and is not a substitute for reading the Company’s financial statements and related MD&A available on our website and on SEDAR and EDGAR under our Company name. The reader is directed to carefully review such document for a full understanding of the financial information summarized herein. Except as otherwise noted, scientific and technical information contained in this press release was reviewed and approved by Simon Hille, FAusIMM, Vice President, Technical Services, and a "qualified person" under NI 43-101. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Inferred mineral resources are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Eldorado Gold CorporationCondensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial PositionAs at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020(Unaudited – in thousands of U.S. dollars) As atNote March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $530,903 $451,962 Term deposits 2,904 59,034 Accounts receivable and other4 69,186 73,216 Inventories5 170,523 176,271 Current portion of employee benefit plan assets 5,816 5,749 779,332 766,232 Restricted cash 2,170 2,097 Other assets 29,998 39,562 Property, plant and equipment 4,004,550 3,998,493 Goodwill 92,591 92,591 $4,908,641 $4,898,975 LIABILITIES & EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $172,877 $179,372 Current portion of lease liabilities 11,412 11,297 Current portion of debt6 55,567 66,667 Current portion of asset retirement obligations 4,701 4,701 244,557 262,037 Debt6 435,966 434,465 Lease liabilities 13,956 14,659 Employee benefit plan obligations 21,364 21,974 Asset retirement obligations 106,692 106,677 Deferred income tax liabilities 405,215 402,713 1,227,750 1,242,525 Equity Share capital10 3,157,117 3,144,644 Treasury stock (10,879) (11,452)Contributed surplus 2,639,067 2,638,008 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (30,456) (30,297)Deficit (2,117,060) (2,125,326)Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company 3,637,789 3,615,577 Attributable to non-controlling interests 43,102 40,873 3,680,891 3,656,450 $4,908,641 $4,898,975 Subsequent events (Note 17) Approved on behalf of the Board of Directors (Signed) John Webster Director (Signed) George Burns Director Date of approval: April 29, 2021 Please see the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements dated March 31, 2021 for notes to the accounts. Eldorado Gold CorporationCondensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Comprehensive LossFor the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020(Unaudited – in thousands of U.S. dollars) Note Three months endedMarch 31, 2021 Three months endedMarch 31, 2020Revenue Metal sales7 $224,619 $204,655 Cost of sales Production costs 108,560 101,362 Depreciation and amortization 56,309 52,363 164,869 153,725 Earnings from mine operations 59,750 50,930 Exploration and evaluation expenses 4,061 3,227 Mine standby costs8 1,627 4,030 General and administrative expenses 10,145 8,287 Employee benefit plan expense 749 691 Share-based payments expense11 1,781 1,795 Write-down (recovery) of assets (750) 203 Foreign exchange gain (5,943) (762)Earnings from operations 48,080 33,459 Other income (loss)9 678 (1,320)Finance costs9 (10,338) (16,207)Earnings before income tax 38,420 15,932 Income tax expense 28,249 21,405 Net earnings (loss) for the period $10,171 $(5,473) Attributable to: Shareholders of the Company 8,266 (4,880)Non-controlling interests 1,905 (593)Net earnings (loss) for the period $10,171 $(5,473) Weighted average number of shares outstanding (thousands) Basic 174,534 165,211 Diluted 177,234 165,211 Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders of the Company: Basic earnings (loss) per share $0.05 $(0.03)Diluted earnings (loss) per share $0.05 $(0.03) Please see the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements dated March 31, 2021 for notes to the accounts. Eldorado Gold CorporationCondensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Comprehensive LossFor the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020(Unaudited – in thousands of U.S. dollars) Three months endedMarch 31, 2021 Three months endedMarch 31, 2020 Net earnings (loss) for the period $10,171 $(5,473)Other comprehensive loss: Items that will not be reclassified to earnings or loss: Change in fair value of investments in equity securities, net of tax (125) (868)Actuarial losses on employee benefit plans, net of tax (34) (228)Total other comprehensive loss for the period (159) (1,096)Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period $10,012 $(6,569) Attributable to: Shareholders of the Company 8,107 (5,976)Non-controlling interests 1,905 (593) $10,012 $(6,569) Please see the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements dated March 31, 2021 for notes to the accounts. Eldorado Gold CorporationCondensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash FlowsFor the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020(Unaudited – in thousands of U.S. dollars) Note Three months endedMarch 31, 2021 Three months endedMarch 31, 2020Cash flows generated from (used in): Operating activities Net earnings (loss) for the period $10,171 $(5,473)Items not affecting cash: Depreciation and amortization 56,887 52,927 Finance costs 10,338 16,224 Interest income (302) (389)Unrealized foreign exchange gain (2,364) (2,538)Income tax expense 28,249 21,405 Write-down (recovery) of assets (750) 203 Loss on disposal of assets 945 2,454 Share-based payments expense11 1,781 1,795 Employee benefit plan expense 749 691 105,704 87,299 Property reclamation payments (335) (526)Employee benefit plan payments (232) (236)Income taxes paid (24,496) (14,719)Interest paid (2,205) (2,770)Interest received 302 389 Changes in non-cash working capital12 12,132 (16,170)Net cash generated from operating activities 90,870 53,267 Investing activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment (64,856) (40,482)Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment 1,150 22 Value added taxes related to mineral property expenditures, net (2,568) (5,651)Decrease (increase) in term deposits 56,130 (51,525)Decrease (increase) in restricted cash (73) 1,174 Net cash used in investing activities (10,217) (96,462) Financing activities Issuance of common shares for cash, net of issuance costs 11,834 26,836 Contributions from non-controlling interests 324 — Proceeds from borrowings — 150,000 Repayments of borrowings (11,100) — Principal portion of lease liabilities (2,770) (2,534)Net cash generated from (used in) financing activities (1,712) 174,302 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 78,941 131,107 Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 451,962 177,742 Cash decrease in disposal group held for sale — (69)Cash and cash equivalents - end of period $530,903 $308,780 Please see the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements dated March 31, 2021 for notes to the accounts. Eldorado Gold CorporationCondensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in EquityFor the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020(Unaudited – in thousands of U.S. dollars) Note Three months endedMarch 31, 2021 Three months endedMarch 31, 2020Share capital Balance beginning of period $3,144,644 $3,054,563 Shares issued upon exercise of share options, for cash 717 424 Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise of options 285 170 Shares issued to the public, net of share issuance costs 11,471 19,943 Balance end of period10 $3,157,117 $3,075,100 Treasury stock Balance beginning of period $(11,452) $(8,662)Shares redeemed upon exercise of restricted share units 573 348 Balance end of period $(10,879) $(8,314) Contributed surplus Balance beginning of period $2,638,008 $2,627,441 Share-based payments arrangements 1,917 1,897 Shares redeemed upon exercise of restricted share units (573) (348)Transfers to share capital on exercise of options (285) (170)Balance end of period $2,639,067 $2,628,820 Accumulated other comprehensive loss Balance beginning of period $(30,297) $(28,966)Other comprehensive loss for the period (159) (1,096)Balance end of period $(30,456) $(30,062) Deficit Balance beginning of period $(2,125,326) $(2,229,867)Earnings (loss) attributable to shareholders of the Company 8,266 (4,880)Balance end of period $(2,117,060) $(2,234,747)Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company $3,637,789 $3,430,797 Non-controlling interests Balance beginning of period $40,873 $59,304 Earnings (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests 1,905 (593)Contributions from non-controlling interests 324 — Balance end of period $43,102 $58,711 Total equity $3,680,891 $3,489,508 Please see the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements dated March 31, 2021 for notes to the accounts.

  • Eldorado Gold Receives Approval for Use of Dry Stack Tailings at Skouries
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    Eldorado Gold Receives Approval for Use of Dry Stack Tailings at Skouries

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eldorado Gold Corporation (“Eldorado” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Greek Ministry of Energy and Environment has approved a modification to the Kassandra Mines Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) to allow for the use of dry stack tailings disposal at the Skouries project. Dry stack technology involves filtering tailings to remove water prior to stacking and compacting the dry material in a designated tailings area. Using dry stack tailings disposal provides several benefits to the Skouries project: Dry stacked material is denser than conventional slurry tailings and can be stacked and compacted, thus occupying less space and reducing the environmental footprint of the facility by 50%.The high solids content of the dry-stack material, which has a consistency similar to damp sand, significantly improves the tailings facility’s safety and stability, particularly during extreme weather events.Water removed from the tailings will be recycled, reducing the need to extract water from local sources.Allows for continuous reclamation, making final reclamation at the end of mine life faster and easier. “Receipt of this approval is a major milestone for the Skouries project and the use of dry-stack technology results in a number of safety, environmental and economic benefits,” said George Burns, President and CEO. “Eldorado continues to be an industry leader in dry stack tailings as we have deployed this technology at the majority of our mines. Investment in dry stack at Skouries demonstrates our commitments to using best available environmental technologies at our mines and to ensuring the safety and protection of people and the environment. “This approval is one of the key items required to restart construction at Skouries. We continue to advance other work on the project, including the completion of a feasibility-level update to the capital cost estimate. Skouries is a world class asset and once in production will add significant value for our investors, local communities and the Greek State.” About Skouries ProjectThe Skouries project is one component of the Kassandra Mines, which includes the nearby Olympias mine and the Stratoni/Mavres Petres mine. On February 5, 2021, Eldorado Gold signed an Amended Investment Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Hellenic Republic to govern the further development, construction and operation of the Kassandra Mines and facilities in northern Greece. The Agreement was approved and ratified by the Greek Parliament on March 17, 2021. Skouries is a high-grade gold-copper porphyry project that is partially constructed and currently on care and maintenance. Skouries is expected to operate for approximately 23 years based on current reserves, initially as an open pit and underground mine, followed by underground mining only. A copy of the Skouries Technical report can be found here, or on SEDAR. To take a virtual tour of the Skouries site, please visit: https://vrify.com/explore/projects/45/sites/3147 About Eldorado GoldEldorado is a gold and base metals producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, and Brazil. The Company has a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, safe and responsible operations, a portfolio of high-quality assets, and long-term partnerships with local communities. Eldorado's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ELD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EGO). Contacts Investor RelationsJeff Wilhoit, Interim Head of Investor Relations604.376.1548 or 1.888.353.8166 jeff.wilhoit@eldoradogold.com MediaLouise Burgess, Director Communications & Government Relations604.616.2296 or 1.888.363.8166 louise.burgess@eldoradogold.com Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements and Information Certain of the statements made and information provided in this press release are forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Often, these forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", “continue”, “projected”, "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information contained in this release include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to: the completion of workstreams and construction at Skouries, including updates to capital cost estimates and securing project financing, and the ratification of the Amended Investment Agreement. the benefits of using dry stack tailings, the advancement of technical work at Skouries, expected reserves, mine life, production, costs, NPV and design at Skouries, and the benefits thereof, our expectations regarding the timing and quantity annual gold production; our expectation as to our future financial and operating performance, including expectations around generating free cash flow; working capital requirements; debt repayment obligations; use of proceeds from financing activities; expected metallurgical recoveries and concentrate grade and quality; gold price outlook and the global concentrate market; risk factors affecting our business; our strategy, plans and goals, including our proposed exploration, development, construction, permitting and operating plans and priorities and related timelines; and schedules and results of litigation and arbitration proceedings. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, market uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information. We have made certain assumptions about the forward-looking statements and information, including assumptions about: ratification and effectiveness of the Amended Investment Agreement, and the benefits thereof and, the ability to achieve the expected benefits, the completion of advancement of technical work and construction at Skouries, including securing financing, production and cost guidance, and ability to move into production, and the timing thereof, how the world-wide economic and social impact of COVID-19 is managed and the duration and extent of the COVID-19 pandemic; timing and cost of construction and exploration; the geopolitical, economic, permitting and legal climate that we operate in; the future price of gold and other commodities; the global concentrate market; exchange rates; anticipated costs, expenses and working capital requirements; production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries; the impact of acquisitions, dispositions, suspensions or delays on our business; and the ability to achieve our goals. In particular, except where otherwise stated, we have assumed a continuation of existing business operations on substantially the same basis as exists at the time of this release. Even though our management believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statement or information will prove to be accurate. Many assumptions may be difficult to predict and are beyond our control. Furthermore, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: the ratification of the Amended Investment Agreement, including the timing thereof, the ability to achieve the expected benefits of the Agreement, the ability to complete advancement of technical work and construction at Skouries, including securing financing, and meeting production and cost guidance, and ability to move into production, and the timing thereof, ability to meet production and cost guidance, global outbreaks of infectious diseases, including COVID-19; timing and cost of construction, and the associated benefits; recoveries of gold and other metals; geopolitical and economic climate (global and local), risks related to mineral tenure and permits; gold and other commodity price volatility; information technology systems risks; continued softening of the global concentrate market; risks regarding potential and pending litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to our business, properties and operations; expected impact on reserves and the carrying value; the updating of the reserve and resource models and life of mine plans; mining operational and development risk; financing risks; foreign country operational risks; risks of sovereign investment; regulatory risks and liabilities including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; discrepancies between actual and estimated production; mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical testing and recoveries; additional funding requirements; currency fluctuations; community and non-governmental organization actions; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; share price volatility and the price of our common shares; competition; loss of key employees; and defective title to mineral claims or properties, as well as those risk factors discussed in the sections titled “Forward-Looking Statements” and "Risk factors in our business" in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form & Form 40-F. The reader is directed to carefully review the detailed risk discussion in our most recent Annual Information Form filed on SEDAR and EDGAR under our Company name, which discussion is incorporated by reference in this release, for a fuller understanding of the risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business and operations. The inclusion of forward-looking statements and information is designed to help you understand management’s current views of our near- and longer-term prospects, and it may not be appropriate for other purposes. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements or information contained herein. Except as required by law, we do not expect to update forward-looking statements and information continually as conditions change. Except as otherwise noted, scientific and technical information contained in this press release was reviewed and approved by Simon Hille, FAusIMM and VP Technical Services for the Company, and a "qualified person" under NI 43-101.