Copper Mountain announces third quarter 2013 results
____________________________________________________________________ |This release should be read with the unaudited financial statements | |and management's discussion and analysis available at | |www.cumtn.com and | |filed on | |www.sedar.com. Our| |financial results are prepared in accordance with IFRS and expressed| |in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted. Sales and production | |volumes for the Company's 75%-owned Copper Mountain mine are | |presented on a 100% basis unless otherwise indicated. | |____________________________________________________________________|
Web Site: www.CuMtn.com TSX: CUM
VANCOUVER, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain") announces revenues of $67.6 million after pricing adjustments and treatment charges for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
_____________________________________________________________________ | Third Quarter 2013 Highlights (100% Basis) | |_____________________________________________________________________| | -- Total production for the 2013 third quarter at Copper | | Mountain Mine (100%) was 17.7 million pounds of copper, 6,400| | ounces of gold and 79,300 ounces of silver. | | -- Revenues of $67.6 million for the quarter after pricing | | adjustments and treatment charges. | | -- Copper concentrate shipments contained approximately 16.6 | | million pounds of copper, 6,300 ounces of gold, and 77,100 | | ounces of silver during the quarter. | | -- Mining activities continued at a steady rate of 154,300 | | tonnes per day mined during the third quarter of 2013. | | -- Milling activities continued to improve - Average throughput | | rate was 29,130 tonnes per day (tpd) in the third quarter of | | 2013, as compared to 26,000 tpd for the first half of the | | year. | | -- Copper Recoveries were 87.2% in the third quarter as compared| | to 85.0 % for the first half of the year. | | -- EBITDA(1 )and Adjusted EBITDA(2 )were $29.5 million and $14.8| | million for the quarter respectively. | | -- Net income attributable to the shareholders of the Company | | were $11.2 million or $0.11 per share | | -- Site cash costs were US$1.68 per pound of copper produced net| | of precious metal credits. | | -- Total costs were US$2.22 per pound of copper sold net of | | precious metal credits and after all off site charges. | | -- Average realized copper price for the period US $3.22 per | |________pound._______________________________________________________|
__________________________ (1) EBITDA represents earnings before interest, income taxes and depreciation (2) Adjusted EBITDA removes unrealized gains/ losses on derivative instruments and foreign exchange gains/ losses
Jim O'Rourke, President and CEO of Copper Mountain, remarked "we are very pleased with the progress that is being made at the site. SAG Mill throughput has continued to improve with our recently implemented short term improvements which will continue while the longer term permanent secondary crusher is installed. September was an excellent month with mill availability exceeding budget and mill throughput averaging 31,925 tpd, a 22.8 percent increase over the 26,000 tpd average for the first half of the year. Production of 6.8 million pounds copper has been our best month of production since start up. We are cash flow positive and we will be continuing to improve the operation as we further increase the amount of minus 2 inch ore being fed to the SAG Mill".
Mr. O'Rourke continued, "Looking forward, management's efforts are fully focused on the installation of a secondary crusher and we are continuing to work with our partner and project banks to get the installation advanced as soon as possible."
Production during the quarter totaled 17.7 million pounds of copper, 6,400 ounces of gold, and 79,300 ounces of silver. Sales for the quarter were 16.6 million pounds of copper, 6,300 ounces of gold, and 77,100 ounces of silver, generating an EBITDA of $29.5 million for the quarter. The Company ended the quarter with $17.1 million in cash which helped eliminate the working capital deficit of the previous quarter. Listed in the table below is a summary of the financial results:
Summary Financial Results
Three months ended Nine months ended September 30, September 30, (CDN$, except for cash 2013 2012 2013 2012 cost data in US$) $ (restated) $ (restated) $ $ Revenues 67,615,718 47,646,402 168,408,043 179,387,350 Gross profit (loss) 16,369,921 4,188,510 22,799,370 45,294,852 Operating income (loss) 15,094,744 2,324,545 18,779,078 39,929,541 Adjusted earnings 447,137 (2,976,392) 9,819,332 33,827,627 (loss)(3) Net Income (loss) 15,086,632 9,837,744 731,073 38,335,134 Earnings (loss) 11,228,008 7,021,854 (441,356) 27,544,900 attributable to shareholders of the Company Adjusted earnings 0 (0.03) 0.1 0.34 (loss) per share(4) Earnings (loss) per 0.11 0.07 0.00 0.28 share(5) EBITDA 29,450,061 17,259,395 33,906,978 63,856,900 Adjusted EBITDA 14,810,566 4,445,259 42,995,237 59,349,393 Cash and cash 17,111,172 20,382,828 17,111,172 20,382,828 equivalents Working capital 12,770,023 24,716,985 12,770,023 24,716,985 Equity 264,430,692 255,077,339 264,430,692 255,077,339 Copper produced (lbs) 17,679,000 12,543,000 47,617,000 42,809,000 Gold produced (oz) 6,400 4,300 17,400 13,000 Silver produced (oz) 79,300 77,200 214,500 287,000 Copper sold (lbs) 16,630,000 12,081,000 46,349,000 45,936,000 Gold sold (oz) 6,300 3,400 17,600 14,700 Silver sold (oz) 77,100 81,800 212,600 330,400 Site cash costs per 1.68 2.32 1.71 1.61 pound of copper produced (net of gold, silver credits) (US$) Total cash costs per 2.22 2.83 2.24 2.15 pound of copper sold (net of gold, silver credits) (US$) __________________________ (3) Adjusted earnings (loss) and adjusted earnings (loss) per share are non-GAAP financial measures which remove unrealized gains/losses on interest rate swaps and unrealized foreign currency gains/losses. (4) Calculated based on weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method based on adjusted earnings. (5) Calculated based on weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method based on earnings attributable to shareholders. Copper Mountain Mine During the quarter, the company completed three shipments of concentrate containing approximately 16.6 million pounds of copper to Japan for smelting and recorded revenues, net of smelter charges and pricing adjustments, of $67.6 million, realizing a gross profit of $16.4 million. The total cash cost of copper sold for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was US$2.22 per pound of copper after gold and silver by-product credits. Mining activities continued in the Pit #3 and Pit#2 area during the quarter. A total of 13.3 million tonnes of material was mined, including 3.9 million tonnes of ore and 9.4 million tonnes of waste at an average mining rate of 154,300 tpd moved during the third quarter of 2013. The ore grade averaged 0.34% Copper for the third quarter. Site cash costs were $1.68 per pound of copper after gold and silver by-product credits. The mine exited the quarter on a positive note with the mill availability averaging 94.2% and copper production of 6.8 million pounds for the month of September. Mine production was 17.7 million pounds of copper, 6,400 ounces of gold, and 79,300 ounces of silver during the three months of operations ended September 30, 2013. This brought production for the nine months to 47.6 million pounds of copper, 17,400 ounces of gold and 214,500 ounces of silver. Production improvements can be attributed to the increased average mill throughput rate made possible with the short term secondary crushing strategies that have been implemented and improved in late July. These short term strategies include: utilizing an increased powder factor in the blasting of ore to create more fines; continuing with a contract portable crusher to crush plus 5,000 tpd of ore to minus two inches; and the introduction of the Company's own small portable crusher that was purchased and installed at the coarse ore stockpile during the quarter. The combination of these three activities is designed to create between 12,000 tpd and 13,000 tpd of minus two inch ore feed for the SAG mill. These short term measures have had positive results towards increasing mill throughput. Listed below are a summarized balance sheet and income statement as well as conference call in details: Summarized Balance Sheet September 30, December 31, 2013 2012 $ (restated) $ Assets Cash 17,111,172 24,300,790 Accounts Receivable and prepaids 16,810,572 15,352,990 Inventory 28,297,830 20,874,291 Property, plant and equipment 535,813,979 541,607,854 Other Assets 40,238,370 29,684,388 638,271,923 631,820,303 Liabilities Current liabilities 49,449,551 49,851,807 Decommissioning and restoration provision 6,348,755 6,997,883 Interest rate swap liability 7,462,642 10,980,888 Long-term debt 304,163,284 304,178,343 Deferred tax liability 6,416,999 2,754,880 373,841,231 374,763,801 Equity Share capital 158,110,551 157,942,209 Contributed surplus 9,657,971 9,469,280 Retained earnings (deficit) 17,854,400 18,025,756 Non-controlling interest 79,077,770 71,619,257 Total equity 264,430,692 257,056,502 638,271,923 631,820,303 Summarized Income Statement Three months ended Nine months September 30, ended September 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 $ (restated $ (restated note 3) note 3) $ $ Revenue 67,615,718 47,646,402 168,408,043 179,387,350 Cost of sales (51,245,797) (43,457,892) (145,608,673) (134,092,498) Gross profit 16,369,921 4,188,510 22,799,370 45,294,852 (loss) Other income and expenses General and (1,249,714) (1,052,319) (3,978,854) (3,455,690) administration Share based (25,463) (811,646) (41,438) (1,909,621) compensation Operating income 15,094,744 2,324,545 18,779,078 39,929,541 (loss) Finance income 310,828 1,256,603 30,649 216,073 Finance expense (2,080,671) (1,763,226) (6,383,667) (6,072,661) Unrealized gain 71,580 2,274,698 (3,259,889) (loss) on (279,510) interest rate swap Foreign exchange 6,636,035 8,988,290 (10,145,810) 7,530,574 (loss) gain Income (loss) 19,401,247 9,932,017 4,740,372 39,384,168 before tax Current resource (817,615) (94,273) (1,235,040) (1,049,034) tax recovery (expense) Deferred income (3,497,000) - (2,774,259) - tax recovery (expense) Net income (loss) 15,086,632 9,837,744 731,073 38,335,134 and comprehensive income (loss) Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to: Shareholders of 11,228,008 7,021,854 (441,356) 27,544,900 the Company Non-controlling 3,858,624 2,815,890 1,172,429 10,790,234 interest 15,086,632 9,837,744 731,073 38,335,134 Earnings per share: Basic 0.11 0.07 0.00 0.28 Diluted 0.11 0.07 0.00 0.26 Weighted average 98,618,383 98,509,366 98,618,383 98,506,469 shares outstanding, basic and diluted Shares 98,619,427 98,547,377 98,619,427 98,547,377 outstanding at end of the period The full set of financial statements and accompanying MD&A are posted on Sedar.com. About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation: Copper Mountain's flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. The Company has a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation who owns the remaining 25%. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the latter half of 2011, and has continued to improve its operations during the year. The 18,000 acre site has a resource of approximately 5 billion pounds of copper and remains open laterally and at depth. The mine has significant exploration potential that will need to be explored over the next few years to fully appreciate the properties full development potential. Additional information is available on the Company's new web page at www.CuMtn.com. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________ |Copper Mountain will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 30(th), 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time (7:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss | |the 2013 third quarter results. The conference call may be accessed by dialing:
| |Live Dial-in information
| |Toronto and international: 416-764-8688
| |North America (toll-free): 888-390-0546
| |To participate in the webcast live via your computer go to:
| |Replay call information
| |Toronto and international: 416-764-8677, passcode 284484
| |North America (toll-free): 888-390-0541, passcode 284484
| |The conference call replay will be available from 10:30 am (PST) on October 30th, 2013, until 11:59 pm PST on November 6(th), 2013 | |Participant audio webcast will also be available on the company's website
| |http://www.cumtn.com | |_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________|
On behalf of the Board of
COPPER MOUNTAIN MINING CORPORATION
Rodney A. Shier, CA. Chief Financial Officer
Note: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents, filed by the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statement.
SOURCE Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
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