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Gold Resource Corporation Reports First Quarter Results With Net Income of $0.13 per Share; Maintains 2014 Production Outlook

 -- Published: Monday, 12 May 2014 | Print  | Disqus 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company") reported its production results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 of 23,734 ounces precious metal gold equivalent (calculated at actual sales price ratio of 64:1) while decreasing its total cash cost by 18% over the first quarter of 2013. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer with operations in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Company has returned over $96 million to shareholders in monthly dividends since commercial production July 1, 2010, and offers shareholders the option to convert their cash dividends into physical gold and silver and take delivery.


  • 23,734 ounces mill production, precious metal gold equivalent
  • 20,600 precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold
  • Total cash cost of $422 per precious metal gold equivalent ounce (including 5% royalty)
  • Total cash cost decrease of 18% from Q1 2013 and 38% since Q4 2013
  • $17.4 million Cash Flow from Mine Site Operations
  • Net income of $7.1 million, or $0.13 per share
  • Dividend distributions of $1.6 million, or $0.03 per share for quarter
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents increased $4.5 million from prior quarter
  • 1,159 tonnes milled per day, a 28% increase from Q4 2013

Overview of Q1 2014 El Aguila Project Results

Gold Resource Corporation's El Aguila Project produced 23,734 ounces of precious metal gold equivalent at a total cash cost of $422 per ounce. Realized average metal price sales during the quarter were $1,296 per ounce gold and $20 per ounce silver. Net income totaled $7.1 million, or $0.13 per share. Cash Flow from Mine Site Operations totaled $17.4 million. The Company paid $1.6 million to shareholders in dividends or $0.03 per share during the quarter. Gold and silver prices decreased 21.4% and 35.5%, respectively, from the first quarter of 2013.

"During the first quarter, the Company delivered strong operating results with production increasing 15% over the prior quarter," stated Gold Resource Corporation's CEO and President, Mr. Jason Reid. "Equally important, we substantially drove down our total cash costs by 38% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, we continued to distribute our monthly dividend and increased our treasury by $4.5 million over the prior quarter. With a strong first quarter, the Company is on track to meet its annual production outlook goal."

Mr. Reid continued, "In the face of volatile precious metal prices, Gold Resource Corporation has demonstrated it can generate significant profits, build its treasury, and continue to reward shareholders through dividend distributions. We will continue to challenge our team to identify additional cost savings opportunities at our operations while increasing future production."

Below is a table of the key production statistics for our El Aguila Project during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013.

Production and Sales Statistics - La Arista Underground Mine
Three months ended March 31,
Production Summary
Tonnes Milled104,34976,184
Tonnes Milled per Day1,159846
Average Gold Grade (g/t)3.253.67
Average Silver Grade (g/t)285345
Average Copper Grade (%)0.350.39
Average Lead Grade (%)1.231.10
Average Zinc Grade (%)3.432.79
Average Gold Recovery (%)9188
Average Silver Recovery (%)9292
Average Copper Recovery (%)8084
Average Lead Recovery (%)7270
Average Zinc Recovery (%)8279
Mill production (before payable metal deductions)(1)
Gold (ozs.)9,9587,898
Silver (ozs.)878,958777,671
Copper (tonnes)292248
Lead (tonnes)929586
Zinc (tonnes)2,9201,676
Payable metal sold
Gold (ozs.)8,5868,953
Silver (ozs.)766,535863,152
Copper (tonnes)259305
Lead (tonnes)812642
Zinc (tonnes)2,1581,735
Average metal prices realized (2)
Gold (oz.)$1,296$1,648
Silver (oz.)$20$31
Copper (tonne)$6,939$7,996
Lead (tonne)$2,091$2,448
Zinc (tonne)$2,050$2,154
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces produced (mill production)(1)(4)
Gold Ounces9,9587,898
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver13,77614,432
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces23,73422,330
Precious metal gold equivalent ounces sold(3)(4)
Gold Ounces8,5868,953
Gold Equivalent Ounces from Silver12,01416,019
Total Precious Metal Gold Equivalent Ounces20,60024,972
Total cash cost (before by-product credits) per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (including royalties) (3)$806$825
Total cash costs, after by-product credits, per precious metal gold equivalent ounce sold (including royalties) (3)$422$515
(1)Mill production represents metal contained in concentrates produced at the mill, which is before payable metal deductions are levied by the buyer of our concentrates. Payable metal deduction quantities are defined in our contracts with the buyer of our concentrates and represent an estimate of metal contained in the concentrates produced at our mill, for which the buyer cannot recover through the smelting process. There are inherent limitations and differences in the sampling method and assaying of estimated metal contained in concentrates that are shipped, and those contained metal estimates derived from sampling methods and assaying throughout the mill production process. The Company monitors these differences to ensure that precious metal mill production quantities are materially correct.
(2)Average metal prices realized vary from the market metal prices due to out of period 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.
(3)A reconciliation of this Non-GAAP measure to total mine cost of sales, the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure, can be found below in "Non-GAAP Measures".
(4)Precious metal gold equivalent mill production for the first quarter of 2014 of 23,734 ounces differs from gold equivalent ounces sold for the same period of 20,600 due principally to buyer (smelter) concentrate processing deductions of approximately 2,123 gold equivalent ounces and an increase in gold equivalent ounces contained in ending inventory of approximately 1,011 ounces.

About GRC:

Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company focused on production and pursuing development of gold and silver projects that feature low operating costs and produce high returns on capital. The Company has 100% interest in six potential high-grade gold and silver properties in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. The Company has 54,179,369 shares outstanding and no warrants. Gold Resource Corporation offers 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 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.

See Accompanying Tables

The following information summarizes the results of operations for Gold Resource Corporation for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, its financial condition at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 and its cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013. The summary data for the three months ended March 31, 2014 is unaudited; the summary data for the year ended December 31, 2013 is derived from our audited financial statements contained in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, 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

The calculation of our cash cost per ounce contained in this press release is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please see "Management's Discussion and Analysis and Results of Operation" contained in the Company's most recent Form 10Q and Form 10-K.

for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except shares and per share amounts)
Sales of metals concentrate, net$31,152$42,311
Mine cost of sales:
Production costs14,22116,867
Depreciation and amortization745536
Reclamation and remediation-29
Total mine cost of sales14,96617,432
Mine gross profit16,18624,879
Costs and expenses:
General and administrative expenses3,0134,385
Exploration expenses1,2883,299
Facilities and mine construction-4,848
Total costs and expenses4,30112,532
Operating income11,88512,347
Other income (expense)469(36)
Income before income taxes12,35412,311
Provision for income taxes5,2294,924
Net income$7,125$7,387
Other comprehensive income:
Currency translation gain-34
Comprehensive income$7,125$7,421
Net income per common share:
Weighted average shares outstanding:
(U.S. dollars in thousands, except shares)
March 31,December 31,
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$19,457$14,973
Gold and silver bullion3,7933,801
Accounts receivable6,4422,307
Income taxes receivable1,2166,488
Deferred tax assets3,9733,973
Prepaid expenses and other assets4,6875,808
Total current assets46,53544,818
Land and mineral rights227227
Property, equipment and mine development - net21,50618,127
Deferred tax assets27,66327,663
Investments (including $2,512 and nil, respectively, measured at fair value)2,743231
Total assets$99,577$91,969
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$4,223$2,873
Accrued expenses5,0115,613
Capital lease obligations1,4761,469
IVA taxes payable1,762925
Dividends payable542538
Total current liabilities13,01411,418
Capital lease obligations2,0152,387
Reclamation and remediation liabilities2,8832,887
Total liabilities17,91216,692
Shareholders' equity:
Preferred stock - $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized:
no shares issued and outstanding--
Common stock - $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized:
54,515,767 and 54,115,767 shares issued and outstanding, respectively5554
Additional paid-in capital88,68588,044
Accumulated (deficit)-(5,766)
Treasury stock at cost, 336,398 shares(5,884)(5,884)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)(1,171)(1,171)
Total shareholders' equity81,66575,277
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$99,577$91,969
for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013
(U.S. dollars in thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income$7,125$7,387
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization810653
Reclamation and remediation-29
Stock-based compensation7831,512
Unrealized foreign currency exchange loss (gain)137(119)
Impairment loss on gold and silver bullion-178
Unrealized gain due to changes in fair value of investments(702)-
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable(4,176)(4,887)
Prepaid expenses and other assets1,110(1,677)
Accounts payable1,3311,910
Accrued expenses(608)1,469
IVA taxes payable/receivable828(1,216)
Income taxes payable/receivable5,219263
Net cash provided by operating activities12,3536,444
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures(4,190)(3,682)
Purchases of gold and silver bullion-(485)
Proceeds from conversion of gold and silver bullion8664
Net cash used in investing activities(5,987)(3,734)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options100-
Dividends paid(1,617)(9,482)
Repayment of capital leases(365)-
Net cash used in financing activities(1,882)(9,482)
Effect of exchange rates on cash and equivalents-18
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents4,484(6,754)
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period14,97335,780
Cash and equivalents at end of period$19,457$29,026
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
Interest paid$85$-
Income taxes paid$-$3,496


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