Copper Mountain announces 2014 first quarter results PR Newswire VANCOUVER, May 2, 2014 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, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain") announces sales of 19.8 million pounds of copper, 6,500 ounces of gold and 98,600 ounces of silver tp produce revenues of $61.2 million after pricing adjustments and treatment charges, which is net of a $9.8 million negative pricing adjustment for the three months ended March 31^st, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Highlights (100% Basis) *Total production for the 2014 first quarter at Copper Mountain Mine was 19.1 million pounds of copper, 5,400 ounces of gold and 105,300 ounces of silver. This represents a 34% increase in copper production from the same period last year. *Copper concentrate shipments of 39,100 wmt contained the sale of 19.8 million pounds of copper, 6,500 ounces of gold, and 98,600 ounces of silver. *Mill throughput averaged 29,300 tpd which was a 17% improvement from the same period last year. *Adjusted EBITDA^1 was $17.1 million for the three months ended March 31^st 2014. *Adjusted earnings were $6.7 million or $0.07 per share *Cash flows from operations was $12.4 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to negative $5.1 million for 2013. *Site cash costs for the 2014 first quarter were US$1.62 per pound of copper produced net of precious metal credits. *Total cash costs for the period US$2.08 per pound of copper sold net of precious metal credits and after all off-site charges. *Realized prices on metal sales were $3.19 per pound of copper, $1,293 per ounce of gold and $20.49 per ounce of silver. ________________________________ ^1 Adjusted EBITDA removes unrealized gains/ losses on derivative instruments and foreign exchange gains/ losses Jim O'Rourke, President and CEO of Copper Mountain, remarked "This quarter marks our 6^th consecutive quarter of improved production. This continued improvement is a result of the mines focus on integrating the three temporary portable crushers into the circuit to pre-crush a portion of the SAG mill feed. These temporary solutions have been successful in increasing throughput and will remain in place until the permanent secondary crusher is installed this summer. The 2014 first quarter production results are in line with our annual production guidance of 80 -90 million pounds of copper, despite some unscheduled downtime in March. The operational highlights for this first quarter include better than expected grade, improved mill availability and steady progress in mill throughput. These combined factors contributed to record production during the quarter". Mr. O'Rourke continued,"Overall, construction of the secondary crusher is progressing on budget and on schedule for a mid-summer 2014 start-up. Structural steel is being erected and foundations for the new conveyor systems are in progress." Summary Financial Results Three months ended March 31, (CDN$, except for cash cost data in US$) 2014 2013 $ $ Revenues 61,182,272 55,093,821 Cash flow from operations 12,444,204 (5,138,404) Gross profit 1,096,076 8,064,408 Operating income (loss) (1,938,146) 6,309,499 Adjusted earnings ^2 6,724,129 7,844,294 Net loss (15,619,792) (2,271,910) Loss attributable to shareholders of the Company (12,154,340) (2,274,775) Adjusted earnings per share^3 0.07 0.08 Loss per share^4 (0.10) (0.02) EBITDA (5,240,729) 7,461,709 Adjusted EBITDA 17,103,192 17,577,913 Cash and cash equivalents 41,151,517 8,738,558 Working capital 31,541,865 10,078,877 Equity 273,740,178 255,103,182 Copper produced (lbs) 19,100,000 14,200,000 Gold produced (oz) 5,400 5,300 Silver produced (oz) 105,300 64,200 Copper sold (lbs) 19,800,000 15,000,000 Gold sold (oz) 6,500 5,800 Silver sold (oz) 98,700 69,200 Site cash costs per pound of copper produced (net of gold, silver credits) (US$) 1.62 1.62 Total cash costs per pound of copper sold (net of gold, silver credits) (US$) 2.08 2.18 Copper Mountain Mine During the period, the company completed a total of three shipments of concentrate containing approximately 19.7 million pounds of copper to Japan for smelting and recorded revenues, net of smelter charges and pricing adjustments, of $61.2 million, realizing a gross profit of $1.1 million. The total cash cost of copper sold for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was US$2.08 per pound of copper after gold and silver by-product credits. The Copper Mountain Mine achieved record first quarter copper production. Total production for the three months ended March 31^st, 2014 at Copper Mountain Mine was 19.1 million pounds of copper, 5,400 ounces of gold and 105,300 ounces of silver. This represents a 35% growth in copper production from the same period last year. SAG Mill throughput was improved during the quarter as a result of adding the third portable crusher late last year. Copper production during the quarter was in line with guidance, despite some unscheduled down time in March resulting from a ball mill transformer failure. Mill crews completed repairs in a timely manner and identified the root cause of the transformer failure. A permanent solution has been identified and will be implemented across all six mill transformers over the next four months. During the quarter the mill averaged 91% availability. A permanent secondary crusher is being installed at the site at a capital cost of $40 million. Progress is on budget and on schedule for a mid-summer start-up. This crusher will replace the three temporary high cost portable crushers and will provide 100% minus 2 inch feed to the SAG mill. Currently the mill is operating at the planned capacity of 32,000 tpd with about 35% of the mill feed being crushed to the 2 inch size range. Mining activities continued to shift more towards Pit 3 during the quarter and mining in the Pit 2 area shifted more towards the southwest end of the Pit. During the quarter a total of 13.6 million tonnes of material was mined, including 4.1 million tonnes of ore and 9.5 million tonnes of waste. The mine moved an average of approximately 160,000 tonnes of material per day. The Komatsu haul fleet continues to have favourable mechanical availability. _______________________________________ ^2 Adjusted earnings (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure which removes unrealized gains/losses on interest rate swaps, pricing adjustments on concentrate metal sales and foreign currency gains/losses. ^3 Calculated based on weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method based on adjusted earnings. ^4 Calculated based on weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method based on earnings attributable to shareholders. Listed below are a summarized balance sheet and income statement as well as conference call in details: Summarized Balance Sheet March 31, December 31, 2014 2013 $ $ Assets Cash 41,151,517 42,281,137 Accounts Receivable and prepaids 13,149,336 17,953,700 Inventory 27,510,891 26,789,416 Property, plant and equipment 532,093,285 531,890,214 Other Assets 48,731,269 44,166,934 662,636,298 663,081,401 Liabilities Current liabilities 50,269,879 44,374,657 Decommissioning and restoration provision 6,534,508 6,245,963 Interest rate swap liability 7,009,562 6,364,019 Long-term debt 319,561,052 311,241,671 Deferred tax liability 5,521,119 6,354,461 388,896,120 374,580,771 Equity Share capital 186,208,461 186,291,105 Contributed surplus 10,604,961 9,662,977 Retained earnings 3,137,689 15,292,029 Non-controlling interest 73,789,067 77,254,519 Total equity 273,740,178 288,500,630 662,636,298 663,081,401 Summarized Income Statement Three months ended March 31, 2014 2013 (CDN$) $ $ Revenues 61,182,272 55,093,821 Cost of sales^5 (60,086,196) (47,029,413) Gross profit 1,096,076 8,064,408 Other income and expenses General and administration (1,627,662) (1,696,867) Share based compensation (1,406,560) (58,042) Operating income (1,938,146) 6,309,499 Pricing adjustments on concentrate and metal sales 9,864,933 4,146,749 Finance income 22,711 99,481 Finance expense (2,058,711) (2,099,319) Current resource tax expense (124,345) (297,409) Deferred income and resource tax recovery (expense) 957,687 (314,707) Adjusted earnings^6 6,724,129 7,844,294 Pricing adjustments on concentrate and metal sales (9,864,933) (4,146,749) Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate swap (931,894) 289,837 Unrealized loss on foreign exchange (11,547,094) (6,259,292) Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period (15,619,792) (2,271,910) Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to: Shareholders of the company (12,154,340) (2,274,775) Non-controlling interest (3,465,452) 2,865 (15,619,792) (2,271,910) Loss per share (0.10) (0.02) Adjusted earnings per share 0.07 0.08 ____________________________________ ^5 Cost of sales consists of direct mining and milling costs (which include mine site employee compensation and benefits, mine site general and administrative costs, non-capitalized stripping costs, maintenance and repair costs, operating supplies and external services), depreciation and offsite transportation costs. ^6 Adjusted earnings (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes unrealized gains/losses on derivative instruments, changes in fair value of financial instruments, foreign currency gains/losses, pricing adjustments related to metal sales and non-recurring transactions. 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 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 25% of the mine. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the summer of 2011 and has continued to improve its operations since startup. The 18,000 acre site has a large resource of copper that 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 web site at www.CuMtn.com. A conference call and audio webcast will be held on Friday May 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 am (Pacific Standard Time) for management to discuss the 2014 first quarter results. This discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer period with investors. 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: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/detail/1332255/1472383 Replay call information Toronto and international: 416-764-8677, passcode 559428 North America (toll-free): 888-390-0541, passcode 559428 The conference call replay will be available from 10:30 am (PST) on May 2nd , 2014, until 11:59 pm PST on May 8th, 2014 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 "Rod Shier" 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 Contact: Galina Meleger, Corporate Communications 604-682-2992 ext.224 Email:Galina@CuMtn.com or Rod Shier, Chief Financial Officer 604-682-2992 ext.222 Email:Rod@CuMtn.com Website:www.CuMtn.com
Copper Mountain announces 2014 first quarter results
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