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Wesdome Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Wesdome Gold Mines
Wesdome Gold Mines

(All figures are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.)

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO, OTCQX:WDOFF) (“Wesdome” or the “Company”) today announces second quarter (“Q2 2023”) financial results. Management will host a conference call tomorrow, Friday August 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the results. Dial-in details for the call can be found near the end of this press release.

Second quarter 2023 highlights

  • Payable gold production in the second quarter of 2023 was 30,992 ounces at Cash costs per ounce of $1,743 (US$1,298) and all-in sustaining costs (“AISC”) per ounce of $2,238 (US$1,666). These results compared well relative to internal targets for the quarter and reflect consistent performance from Eagle River and the successful ongoing ramp-up of mining activities at Kiena.

  • At Kiena, execution of development of the ramp to the 129 level giving access to the A Zone of Kiena Deep continues to track ahead of schedule, positioning the mine well for increased production levels in the first half of 2024. Excavation of an exploration ramp from surface to access a drilling platform to test the near-surface Presqu’ile Zone is expected to proceed in the second half of 2023 after the required permits are secured.

  • Cash margins were $28.7 million, however free cash flow was negative $5.3 million as the Company completes final projects related to the production ramp up at Kiena, primarily the ramp to 129 level. While on track to meet 2023 capital spend guidance, timing of expenditures are planned to be highest in the third quarter, before easing in the fourth quarter.

  • Adjusted net loss attributable to shareholders of $5.0 million, or $0.03 per share. Operating cash flow of $14 million, or $0.09 per share.

  • The Company reaffirms its production guidance of 110,000 to 130,000 ounces and cash cost guidance of $1,500 to $1,670 per ounce (US$1,150 to US$1,290), as well as AISC of $2,100 to $2,340 per ounce, (US$1,620 to $1,800).

  • Available liquidity of $133 million, including $22.1 million in cash, and $111 million in available credit, reflecting $11 million of gross issuance under the at-the-market (“ATM”) program during the period.

  • Subsequent to quarter end, a careful review of near-term operating and financial projections concluded that use of the ATM facility is no longer required.

ANNUNCIO PUBBLICITARIO

Charles Main, Lead Independent Director during Warwick Morley-Jepson’s tenure as Interim President and CEO, commented, "On behalf of the Board, we want to thank Warwick for his dedication and leadership in stabilizing the Company over the last six months. We look forward to working with Warwick in his continuing role as independent Chair of the Board.”

Following the appointment of a permanent CEO and Warwick’s return to the independent Chair position the Company has eliminated the Lead Director role. Mr. Main will resume his position as Independent Director.

Anthea Bath, President and CEO of Wesdome stated, “Since starting as President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2023, I have had the privilege to visit both sites and spend time with our teams and stakeholders. I come away confident that Wesdome will become a responsible, efficient, and value-driven free cash flow platform for growth.

“In the second quarter of 2023, Wesdome delivered a solid operational quarter and continues to track well relative to guidance, with production at Eagle River and Kiena delivering above our quarterly budget despite impacts from regional forest fires in the period. During the quarter we also made strong progress on our key projects including ramp development to the 129 level at Kiena, which remains ahead of schedule. Looking ahead to the second half of 2023, we completed our planned shut down at Eagle River for mill upgrades in July, with the mill offline for two weeks. With higher capital spending also planned for the third quarter, we now expect to see an improving cash flow profile in the back end of the year. This cash flow will allow us to continue improving working capital levels.”

Anthea concluded, “Finally, after a careful and deliberate review of our preliminary operating and financial plans, we have greater confidence in the near-term grade profile at Kiena and, therefore, anticipate a production and free cash flow rebound next year. Combined with an improved liquidity position, backstopped by the strength of our credit facility, we now believe that equity issuance under the ATM facility is no longer required. As Wesdome turns a corner late this year, we will remain committed to reducing borrowings under our $150 million credit facility as well as advancing and optimizing our high-quality portfolio.”

Management Update

Subsequent to the quarter-end, Mr. Scott Gilbert advised that he will be leaving Wesdome to pursue another opportunity in the mining industry. Mr. Gilbert has already initiated the process of transitioning his responsibilities and will be available to provide support as needed.

The Company has appointed Mr. Jonathan Singh as Interim Chief Financial Officer effective September 12, 2023. Mr. Singh is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with more than 19 years of experience in progressive senior financial leadership roles within the resource industry. The Company has commenced a recruitment process to select a permanent CFO.

Anthea commented, “Scott has been an invaluable member of the leadership team at Wesdome for nearly 6 years, having joined the Company in 2018 and serving as our Chief Financial Officer since 2020. I would like to thank Scott on behalf of the entire team and Board at Wesdome for his leadership, hard work, and financial acumen, all of which have been instrumental in growing the business into a diversified gold producer. We wish him every success in his future endeavors.”

 

 

Q2 2023

Q1 2023

Q2 2022

YTD 2023

YTD 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore milled (tonnes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

64,672

48,133

59,964

112,805

113,181

Mishi

 

0

6,150

7,685

6,150

19,558

Kiena

 

51,824

42,324

26,478

94,148

47,640

Total Ore Milled

 

116,496

96,607

94,127

213,103

180,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head grade (grams per tonne, “g/t”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

11.4

13.5

9.6

12.3

10.6

Mishi

 

0.0

2.3

2.8

2.3

3.3

Kiena

 

5.0

5.9

10.6

5.4

9.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold production (ounces)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

22,845

20,159

17,756

43,004

37,090

Mishi

 

0

332

570

332

1,735

Kiena

 

8,147

7,877

8,914

16,024

14,026

Total Gold Production

 

30,992

28,368

27,240

59,360

52,851

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production sold (ounces)

 

32,000

30,000

26,000

62,000

54,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Operations and Financial Results

Comparison to Q2 2022

Gold production of 30,992 ounces.

Gold production increased by 14% compared to 27,240 ounces in Q2 2022 primarily due to higher grade at the Eagle River Complex, and despite the impact from the regional forest fires in June at Kiena. New quarterly throughput records established at both sites.

YTD gold production of 59,360 ounces, an increase of 12% when compared to YTD 2022 production of 52,851 ounces.

Cash costs of $1,743 (US$1,298) per ounce of gold sold1.

Cash costs1 in Canadian dollars increased by 13% from Q2 2022 of $1,538 (US$1,205) per ounce due to a 39% increase in aggregate mine operating costs; partially offset by a 23% increase in ounces sold. At Eagle River, the aggregate cash costs increased by 23% due to more ore development metres, waste movement, improvements to strengthen the technical and mine management team and general maintenance of aging site infrastructure. At Kiena the aggregate cash costs increased by 77% due to a 96% increase in throughput and increased staffing levels required to support commercial production, which was declared on December 1, 2022.

AISC of $2,238 (US$1,666) per ounce of gold sold1.

AISC1 in Canadian dollars increased by 11% from Q2 2022 of $2,020 (US$1,582) per ounce due to the increased cash costs, an increase in capital spending at Eagle River resulting from the replacement of aging site infrastructure, and the inclusion of sustaining mining exploration and development costs at Kiena.

Cash margin of $28.7 million1.

Cash margin1 increased by 31% or $6.8 million from Q2 2022 due to higher ounces sold and a higher Canadian dollar realized gold price; partially offset by increased cash operating costs.

Operating cash flow of $14.0 million or $0.09 per share1.

Increased by 16% or $1.9 million (Q2 2022 - $12.1 million or $0.08 per share1) due to the higher cash margin, reduced tax instalments; partially offset by the decrease in cash from working capital changes.

Free cash outflow of $5.3 million or ($0.04) per share1.

The free cash outflow1 decreased by $23.3 million (Q2 2022 - $28.6 million or ($0.20) per share1) primarily due to the increased operating cash flow and decreased capital spending. Invested $17.8 million in capital expenditures at Eagle River and Kiena in the quarter as compared to $38.3 million in Q2 2022.

Net loss and adjusted net loss1 attributable to shareholders of $5.0 million or ($0.03) per share.

Net loss decreased by $9.3 million (Q2 2022 - $14.3 million or ($0.10 per share) primarily because of the Q2 2022 after-tax impairment of an investment in associate of $8.9 million.

After removing these one-time items, the adjusted net loss1 decreased by $0.4 million from Q2 2022.

  1. Refer to the section entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the Financial Statements.



Production Metrics and Exploration Updates

Performance

Eagle River Complex

















  • Q2 2023 production increased by 25% from Q2 2022 to 22,845 ounces due to a 28% increase in head grade; offset partially by a 4% decrease in throughput, which was sourced entirely from the Eagle River underground as the Mishi Pit stockpile was fully depleted in Q1 2023. 64,672 tonnes processed in Q2 represents a new quarterly throughput record from the UG mine as a standalone source of ore for the mill.

  • Q2 2023 cash cost of $1,526 (US$1,136) per ounce of gold sold1 increased by 9% or $131 per ounce from Q2 2022 due to a 23% increase in overall aggregate site operating costs resulting from higher operating costs incurred due to more ore development metres, waste movement, improvements made to strengthen the technical and mine management team at site, and general maintenance improvements; partially offset by a 13% increase in ounces sold.

  • Q2 2023 AISC of $2,019 (US$1,504) per ounce of gold sold1 increased by 4% or $79 per ounce from Q2 2022 due to higher cash costs and site infrastructure spending; partially offset by a 13% increase in ounces sold.

  • Generated $13.6 million in cash margin net AISC1 in Q2 2023 compared to $8.8 million in Q2 2022 due to the 13% increase in ounces sold and the higher average Canadian dollar gold price; partially offset by the 23% increase in overall aggregate site operating costs and the 12% increase in site infrastructure spending.

  • Recent exploration drilling within the mine diorite, has extended the 300 East Zone to the 1,600 m-level and remains open down plunge. Several of these holes have intersected wider widths along the eastern margin of the zone and is interpreted to be the result of intersecting structures with one hole returning 77.6 g/t Au over 9.4 m core length (40.7 g/t Au cut, 6.0 m true width). Drilling is continuing in this area to better define this wider part of the zone.

  • The drilling of the 300 East Zone confirms the continuity of the mineralization at depth, thus suggesting that many other similar parallel zones, such as 808, 811, 818, 711 and 7 East, have this same potential to continue at depth and will be tested with ongoing drilling.

  • On surface, exploration drilling is scheduled to commence in H2 2023 to test targets within the volcanic rocks adjacent to and east and west of the mine diorite. Last year’s surface drilling returned a number of encouraging results, along strike of, and subparallel to the Falcon 7 Zone, and also the interpreted western extension of the mine 311 West and 5 Zones. Approximately 700 metres further to the west, drilling near the historic 9 Zone returned 19.4 g/t au over 0.7 m. All of these areas will be drilled in this year’s program.

  • On the eastern side of the mine diorite, previous drilling within the volcanic rocks 150 metres east and down dip of the historic 2 zone intersected quartz veining and VG that graded 233.0 g/t Au over 0.4 metres. Similar to the Falcon zones located west of the mine diorite, the drilling highlights the potential of discovering additional zones within volcanic rocks east of the mine diorite.

Kiena

  • Q2 2023 production decreased by 9% from Q2 2022 to 8,147 ounces due to a 53% decrease in head grade; partially offset by a 96% increase in throughput (51,824 tonnes, a new quarterly record since restart of operations, despite impact from forest fires in June). The head grade is above the 2023 grade guidance of 3.7 – 4.7 due to an overall positive reconciliation of recovered diluted material from previous mining, and a higher proportion of ore sourced from the higher grade Kiena Deep

  • Q2 2023 AISC of $2,755 (US$2,052) per ounce of gold1 sold increased by 21% or $471 per ounce as compared to Q2 2022 due to increased cash costs and sustaining mine exploration and development costs; offset partially by a 58% increase in ounces sold. The costs remain consistent with the plan and will decrease once full production levels are achieved.

  • Q2 2023 cash margin net AISC1 of negative $0.7 million decreased by $1.2 million compared to $0.5 million in Q2 2022 due to the increased overall aggregate cash cost and the inclusion of sustaining development and exploration costs; offset partially by the 58% increase in ounces sold and the favourable movement Canadian dollar gold price.

  • Development of the ramp to the 129 level, which provides access to the A Zone of Kiena Deep, continued to track ahead of schedule during Q2 2023, positioning the mine to achieve better than planned production levels in 2024 based on the updated Kiena schedule.

  • Underground exploration drilling is ongoing to better define and expand the South Limb zone with the intent to add to the current mineral resource base at year end. Drilling is also ongoing on 33 level east of the Kiena mine to test the strike and dip extensions of the Martin and Wish zones.

  • Surface drilling is ongoing at the Presqu’ile zone, located approximately 2 kilometres west of the Kiena mine, to better define and subsequently convert the current inferred resource to indicated for the anticipated conversion into mineral reserves at year end. The excavation of an exploration ramp from surface will provide drilling access to the near-surface Presqu’ile Zone, is expected to proceed in H2 2023 after the required permits are secured.

  • The recent surface exploration results at Shawkey and Dubuisson zones highlight the potential to increase the resource base in areas adjacent to mine infrastructure, thus potentially providing a second source of mill feed for the underutilized Kiena mill. Both of these zones are proximal to the 33 level track drift development that extends over 3 kilometres east of the Kiena mine shaft towards the Dubuisson Zone.

  • At Shawkey, surface drilling at the end of 2022 intersected wide zones of alteration and mineralization with one hole returning 2.3 g/t Au over 72.0 m within a diorite. The zone has been extended to 200 metres up dip and along strike and remains open along strike to the north-west as well as down dip. Future drilling in this area next year will be able to better define the geometry and therefore the potential of this zone. At Dubuisson, drilling has confirmed that the mineralization occurs along shear zones located at the contact between diorite and ultramafic rocks. One hole returned 9.8 g/t over 25.2 m core length (9.8 g/t Au capped*, 17.2 m true width).

  1. Refer to the section entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the Financial Statements.

Technical Disclosure

The technical content of this release has been compiled, reviewed and approved by Frédéric Langevin, Eng, Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Michael Michaud, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of the Company and each a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 -Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Reserves and Resources

The mineral reserve and resource estimates reported in this news release were prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) applies different standards in order to classify and report mineralization. This news release uses the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” mineral resources, as required by NI 43-101. Readers are advised that although such terms are recognized and required by Canadian securities regulations, the SEC does not recognize such terms. Canadian standards differ significantly from the requirements of the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories constitute or will ever be converted into mineral reserves. In addition, “inferred” mineral resources have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists, is economically or legally mineable or will ever be upgraded to a higher category of mineral resource.

Second Quarter 2023 Conference Call and Webcast

The financial statements and management discussion and analysis will be available on the company’s website at www.wesdome.com and on SEDAR+ www.sedar.com A conference call and webcast to discuss these results will be held on Friday August 11, 2023 at 10:00 am ET.

About Wesdome

Wesdome is a Canadian focused gold producer with two high grade underground assets, the Eagle River mine in Ontario and the recently commissioned Kiena mine in Quebec. The Company’s primary goal is to responsibly leverage this operating platform and high-quality brownfield and greenfield exploration pipeline to build Canada’s next intermediate gold producer. Wesdome trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO,” with a secondary listing on the OTCQX under the symbol “WDOFF.”

For further information, please contact:

Lindsay Carpenter Dunlop
VP Investor Relations
(647) 812-5312
lindsay.dunlop@wesdome.com



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Summarized Operating and Financial Data
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share and per unit amounts and otherwise indicated)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

Operating data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milling (tonnes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

64,672

 

 

59,964

 

 

112,805

 

 

113,181

 

 

Mishi

 

0

 

 

7,685

 

 

6,150

 

 

19,558

 

 

Kiena

 

51,824

 

 

26,478

 

 

94,148

 

 

47,640

 

 

Throughput 2

 

116,496

 

 

94,127

 

 

213,103

 

 

180,379

 

 

Head grades (g/t)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

11.4

 

 

9.6

 

 

12.3

 

 

10.6

 

 

Mishi

 

0.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

2.3

 

 

3.3

 

 

Kiena

 

5.0

 

 

10.6

 

 

5.4

 

 

9.3

 

 

Recovery (%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

96.5

 

 

95.6

 

 

96.7

 

 

96.6

 

 

Mishi

 

0.0

 

 

81.2

 

 

72.5

 

 

83.6

 

 

Kiena

 

97.7

 

 

98.5

 

 

97.8

 

 

98.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production (ounces)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River

 

22,845

 

 

17,756

 

 

43,004

 

 

37,090

 

 

Mishi

 

0

 

 

570

 

 

332

 

 

1,735

 

 

Kiena

 

8,147

 

 

8,914

 

 

16,024

 

 

14,026

 

 

Total gold produced 2

 

30,992

 

 

27,240

 

 

59,360

 

 

52,851

 

 

Total gold sales (ounces)

 

32,000

 

 

26,000

 

 

62,000

 

 

54,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eagle River Complex (per ounce of gold sold) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average realized price

$

2,625

 

$

2,382

 

$

2,584

 

$

2,389

 

 

Cash costs

 

1,526

 

 

1,395

 

 

1,353

 

 

1,330

 

 

Cash margin

$

1,099

 

$

987

 

$

1,231

 

$

1,059

 

 

All-in Sustaining Costs 1

$

2,019

 

$

1,940

 

$

1,859

 

$

1,858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine operating costs/tonne milled 1

$

503

 

$

387

 

$

474

 

$

386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average 1 USD → CAD exchange rate

 

1.3428

 

 

1.2768

 

 

1.3477

 

 

1.2715

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash costs per ounce of gold sold (US$) 1

$

1,136

 

$

1,093

 

$

1,004

 

$

1,046

 

 

All-in Sustaining Costs (US$) 1

$

1,504

 

$

1,519

 

$

1,379

 

$

1,461

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiena Mine (per ounce of gold sold) 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average realized price

$

2,676

 

$

2,372

 

$

2,642

 

$

2,355

 

 

Cash costs 3, 5

 

2,257

 

 

2,018

 

 

2,261

 

 

1,622

 

 

Cash margin

$

419

 

$

354

 

$

381

 

$

733

 

 

All-in Sustaining Costs 1

$

2,755

 

$

2,284

 

$

2,868

 

$

1,834

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine operating costs/tonne milled 1

$

379

 

$

557

 

$

430

 

$

567

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average 1 USD → CAD exchange rate

 

1.3428

 

 

1.2768

 

 

1.3477

 

 

1.2715

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash costs per ounce of gold sold (US$) 1

$

1,681

 

$

1,581

 

$

1,678

 

$

1,276

 

 

All-in Sustaining Costs (US$) 1

$

2,052

 

$

1,789

 

$

2,128

 

$

1,442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash margin 1

$

28,722

 

$

21,873

 

$

63,130

 

$

52,215

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,014

)

$

(14,331

)

$

(5,359

)

$

(7,280

)

 

Net income (loss) adjusted 1

$

(5,014

)

$

(5,481

)

$

(1,757

)

$

1,570

 

 

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization 1

$

22,020

 

$

8,844

 

$

48,144

 

$

29,494

 

 

Operating cash flow

$

13,979

 

$

12,101

 

$

19,099

 

$

41,994

 

 

Free cash outflow 1

$

(5,279

)

$

(28,576

)

$

(24,876

)

$

(35,372

)

 

Per share data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.05

)

 

Adjusted net income 1

$

(0.03

)

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.01

)

$

0.01

 

 

Operating cash flow 1

$

0.09

 

$

0.08

 

$

0.13

 

$

0.30

 

 

Free cash flow 1

$

(0.04

)

$

(0.20

)

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.25

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Refer to the Company’s 2022 Annual Management Discussion and Analysis section entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the consolidated financial statements.

  2. Totals for tonnage and gold ounces may not add due to rounding.



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 As at June 30, 2023

 

As at December 31, 2022

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

22,067

 

 

$

33,185

 

 

Receivables and prepaids

 

 

16,227

 

 

 

12,755

 

 

Inventories

 

 

24,261

 

 

 

22,119

 

 

Income and mining tax receivable

 

 

5,988

 

 

 

6,494

 

 

Share consideration receivable

 

 

2,233

 

 

 

2,994

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

70,776

 

 

 

77,547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted cash

 

 

1,176

 

 

 

1,176

 

 

Deferred financing costs

 

 

1,147

 

 

 

1,411

 

 

Mining properties, plant and equipment

 

 

519,202

 

 

 

525,860

 

 

Exploration properties

 

 

1,339

 

 

 

1,139

 

 

Marketable securities

 

 

600

 

 

 

960

 

 

Share consideration receivable

 

 

1,760

 

 

 

2,576

 

 

Investment in associate

 

 

5,320

 

 

 

8,458

 

 

Total assets

 

$

601,320

 

 

$

619,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Payables and accruals

 

$

30,883

 

 

$

54,734

 

 

Borrowings

 

 

38,779

 

 

 

54,697

 

 

Current portion of lease liabilities

 

 

4,028

 

 

 

6,160

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

73,690

 

 

 

115,591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

 

 

2,065

 

 

 

3,126

 

 

Deferred income and mining tax liabilities

 

 

78,288

 

 

 

82,950

 

 

Decommissioning provisions

 

 

19,819

 

 

 

18,941

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

173,862

 

 

 

220,608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

Capital stock

 

 

237,957

 

 

 

205,361

 

 

Contributed surplus

 

 

9,421

 

 

 

7,359

 

 

Retained earnings

 

 

181,580

 

 

 

186,939

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(1,500

)

 

 

(1,140

)

 

Total equity attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

427,458

 

 

 

398,519

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

601,320

 

 

$

619,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statements of (Loss) / Income and Comprehensive (Loss) / Income
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars except for per share amounts)

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

84,555

 

 

$

61,931

 

 

$

161,256

 

 

$

128,625

 

Cost of sales

 

(84,048

)

 

 

(51,374

)

 

 

(145,466

)

 

 

(96,080

)

Gross profit

 

507

 

 

 

10,557

 

 

 

15,790

 

 

 

32,545

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate and general

 

4,007

 

 

 

3,221

 

 

 

7,669

 

 

 

6,596

 

Stock-based compensation

 

1,551

 

 

 

1,554

 

 

 

3,325

 

 

 

1,630

 

Retirement costs

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,190

 

 

 

-

 

Exploration and evaluation

 

1,267

 

 

 

4,213

 

 

 

2,227

 

 

 

7,169

 

Loss (gain) on disposal of mining equipment

 

99

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

317

 

 

 

(12

)

Total other expenses

 

6,924

 

 

 

8,978

 

 

 

14,728

 

 

 

15,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

 

(6,417

)

 

 

1,579

 

 

 

1,062

 

 

 

17,162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of investment in associate

 

-

 

 

 

(11,800

)

 

 

(2,700

)

 

 

(11,800

)

Fair value adjustment on share consideration receivable

 

459

 

 

 

(3,605

)

 

 

(1,577

)

 

 

(5,839

)

Interest expense

 

(1,175

)

 

 

(316

)

 

 

(2,484

)

 

 

(579

)

Accretion of decommissioning provisions

 

(246

)

 

 

(208

)

 

 

(490

)

 

 

(379

)

Share of loss of associate

 

(310

)

 

 

(131

)

 

 

(666

)

 

 

(543

)

Gain (loss) on dilution of ownership

 

228

 

 

 

(429

)

 

 

228

 

 

 

(634

)

Other income

 

91

 

 

 

322

 

 

 

145

 

 

 

57

 

Loss before income and mining taxes

 

(7,370

)

 

 

(14,588

)

 

 

(6,482

)

 

 

(2,555

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income and mining tax expense (recovery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

1,522

 

 

 

1,788

 

 

 

3,540

 

 

 

4,276

 

Deferred

 

(3,878

)

 

 

(2,045

)

 

 

(4,663

)

 

 

449

 

Total income and mining tax expense (recovery)

 

(2,356

)

 

 

(257

)

 

 

(1,123

)

 

 

4,725

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,014

)

 

$

(14,331

)

 

$

(5,359

)

 

$

(7,280

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of marketable securities

 

(30

)

 

 

(1,410

)

 

 

(360

)

 

 

(900

)

Total comprehensive loss

$

(5,044

)

 

$

(15,741

)

 

$

(5,719

)

 

$

(8,180

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.03

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.05

)

Diluted

$

(0.03

)

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.05

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Weighted average number of common shares (000s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

148,001

 

 

 

142,478

 

 

 

146,242

 

 

 

142,146

 

Diluted

 

148,001

 

 

 

142,478

 

 

 

146,242

 

 

 

142,146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statements of Changes in Equity
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Capital

 

Contributed

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Total

 

Stock

 

Surplus

 

Earnings

 

Loss

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2021

$

187,911

 

 

$

5,859

 

 

$

201,645

 

 

$

(240

)

 

$

395,175

 

Net loss for the period ended June 30, 2022

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(7,280

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(7,280

)

Other comprehensive loss

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(900

)

 

 

(900

)

Exercise of options

 

3,031

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,031

 

Value attributed to options exercised

 

1,173

 

 

 

(1,173

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Value attributed to RSUs exercised

 

638

 

 

 

(638

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Stock-based compensation

 

-

 

 

 

1,630

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,630

 

Balance, June 30, 2022

$

192,753

 

 

$

5,678

 

 

$

194,365

 

 

$

(1,140

)

 

$

391,656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2022

 

205,361

 

 

 

7,359

 

 

 

186,939

 

 

 

(1,140

)

 

 

398,519

 

Net loss for the period ended June 30, 2023

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(5,359

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(5,359

)

At-the-Market offering:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares issued for cash

 

31,988

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

31,988

 

Agents' fees and issuance costs

 

(1,331

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,331

)

Other comprehensive loss

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(360

)

 

 

(360

)

Exercise of options

 

676

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

676

 

Value attributed to options exercised

 

276

 

 

 

(276

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Value attributed to RSUs exercised

 

616

 

 

 

(616

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Value attributed to PSUs exercised

 

371

 

 

 

(371

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Stock-based compensation

 

-

 

 

 

3,325

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,325

 

Balance, June 30, 2023

$

237,957

 

 

$

9,421

 

 

$

181,580

 

 

$

(1,500

)

 

$

427,458

 



Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

 

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,014

)

 

$

(14,331

)

 

$

(5,359

)

 

$

(7,280

)

 

Depreciation and depletion

 

28,215

 

 

 

11,316

 

 

 

47,340

 

 

 

19,670

 

 

Stock-based compensation

 

1,551

 

 

 

1,554

 

 

 

3,325

 

 

 

1,630

 

 

Accretion of decommissioning provisions

 

246

 

 

 

208

 

 

 

490

 

 

 

379

 

 

Deferred income and mining tax (recovery) expense

 

(3,878

)

 

 

(2,045

)

 

 

(4,663

)

 

 

449

 

 

Amortization of deferred financing cost

 

132

 

 

 

85

 

 

 

264

 

 

 

169

 

 

Interest expense

 

1,175

 

 

 

316

 

 

 

2,484

 

 

 

579

 

 

Loss (gain) on disposal of mining equipment

 

99

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

317

 

 

 

(12

)

 

Impairment of investment in associate

 

-

 

 

 

11,800

 

 

 

2,700

 

 

 

11,800

 

 

Fair value adjustment on share consideration receivable

 

(459

)

 

 

3,605

 

 

 

1,577

 

 

 

5,839

 

 

Share of loss of associate

 

310

 

 

 

131

 

 

 

666

 

 

 

543

 

 

(Gain) loss on dilution of ownership

 

(228

)

 

 

429

 

 

 

(228

)

 

 

634

 

 

Foreign exchange gain on borrowings

 

(6

)

 

 

(77

)

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(109

)

 

Net changes in non-cash working capital

 

(8,169

)

 

 

4,642

 

 

 

(26,773

)

 

 

18,906

 

 

Mining and income tax refund (paid)

 

5

 

 

 

(5,522

)

 

 

(3,034

)

 

 

(11,203

)

 

Net cash from operating activities

 

13,979

 

 

 

12,101

 

 

 

19,099

 

 

 

41,994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from At-the-Market offering

 

10,998

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

31,988

 

 

 

-

 

 

Agents' fees and issuance costs

 

(401

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,331

)

 

 

-

 

 

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

-

 

 

 

14,956

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

14,956

 

 

Repayment of revolving credit facility

 

(7,963

)

 

 

(14,810

)

 

 

(15,918

)

 

 

(14,810

)

 

Exercise of options

 

-

 

 

 

264

 

 

 

676

 

 

 

3,031

 

 

Repayment of lease liabilities

 

(1,410

)

 

 

(2,345

)

 

 

(3,194

)

 

 

(4,431

)

 

Interest paid

 

(1,175

)

 

 

(316

)

 

 

(2,484

)

 

 

(579

)

 

Net cash from (used in) financing activities

 

49

 

 

 

(2,251

)

 

 

9,737

 

 

 

(1,833

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to mining properties

 

(17,848

)

 

 

(7,132

)

 

 

(40,581

)

 

 

(13,322

)

 

Additions to mines under development

 

-

 

 

 

(31,200

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(59,613

)

 

Purchase of exploration property

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(200

)

 

 

-

 

 

Funds held against standby letter of credit

 

-

 

 

 

(494

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(494

)

 

Proceeds on disposal of mining equipment

 

827

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

827

 

 

 

20

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(17,021

)

 

 

(38,806

)

 

 

(39,954

)

 

 

(73,409

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(2,993

)

 

 

(28,956

)

 

 

(11,118

)

 

 

(33,248

)

 

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

25,060

 

 

 

52,472

 

 

 

33,185

 

 

 

56,764

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents consist of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

 

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

$

22,067

 

 

$

23,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the benefits of achieving commercial production at Kiena, the Company’s expected capital expenditure in 2023, the timing around reaching the Kiena Deep A Zone, the Company’s ability to be cash flow positive and its annual production run rate. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, 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 the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management’s estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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