Karnalyte Resources Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

CALGARY, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Karnalyte Resources Inc. ("Karnalyte" or the "Corporation") (TSX: KRN) today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

"This quarter, Karnalyte entered into an engineering, procurement and construction management agreement with Foster Wheeler, and has since launched detailed engineering for the equipment component of our proposed potash plant," said Robin Phinney, President and CEO of Karnalyte Resources Inc. "Our Saskatoon office had its grand opening last month and the engineering team has started preparing the site for construction. We expect to initiate site construction upon securing additional financing."

As at September 30, 2012, the Company had net working capital of $28.1 million compared to $34.7 million at September 30, 2011, including $28.9 million and $37.3 million, respectively, in cash. Karnalyte's Third Quarter 2012 Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) are available at www.sedar.com.

Outlook

Over the short term, the Corporation will continue to focus on the following key initiatives:

  • Hiring personnel as required to fill positions at its Saskatoon office;
  • Working with the government to obtain the environmental approvals required for construction;
  • Pursuing debt and/or equity financing to obtain the total funding required to bring the Project forward to plant and mine construction;
  • Pursuing a strategic partnership for potential project financing, off-take arrangements and/or marketing assistance;
  • Determining the next steps required to pursue the magnesium compound production and marketing opportunity; and
  • Optimizing product quality in cooperation with machinery and equipment suppliers.

KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
         
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
         
ASSETS        
         
As at   Sept 30,   December 31,
    2012   2011
Current assets        
     Cash   $     28,853,216   $       34,251,529
     Trade and other receivables                301,910                  711,774
     Prepaid expenses                103,295                    99,807
     Deferred financing costs                444,710                 102,893
           29,703,131             35,166,003
Restricted cash               375,000                  375,000
Capital assets             2,900,634               3,223,921
Intangible exploration and evaluation and other assets          42,379,809             37,082,201
         
ASSETS   $     75,358,574   $      75,847,125
         
LIABILITIES        
         
Current liabilities        
     Trade and other payables   $      1,649,501   $        2,365,895
     Capital lease liability                    1,726                      6,904
             1,651,227               2,372,799
Provisions                193,598                  185,617
Total liabilities             1,844,825               2,558,416
         
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY        
         
Share capital           86,547,109            82,105,674
Warrants and rights                             -                   934,950
Contributed surplus              5,171,427              3,276,698
Deficit        (18,204,787)         (13,028,613)
Total shareholders' equity           73,513,749             73,288,709
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   $     75,358,574   $      75,847,125
         
         

KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
           
STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
           
Three and nine months ended Sept 30,
           
    Three months
ended
    Nine months
ended
  2012 2011   2012 2011
Expenses          
     General and administrative $     1,094,436 $        795,147   $     2,675,106 $     2,331,061
     Depreciation and amortization            187,417            154,719              603,477            360,487
     Share-based payments            751,671            245,083           1,446,583         1,138,040
     Transaction costs                        -                          -                108,984                        -  
     Restructuring expenditures            134,398                        -                869,597                        -  
     Other income and expenses             (50,114)           (449,959)             (181,018)           (533,868)
          2,117,808            744,990           5,522,729         3,295,720
     Finance income           (130,209)           (196,712)             (361,792)           (355,662)
     Finance expense                1,006                1,497                15,240              66,547
Net finance income           (129,203)           (195,215)            (346,552)           (289,115)
           
Comprehensive loss        (1,988,605)           (549,775)          (5,176,177)        (3,006,605)
           
Loss per share          
     Basic and diluted $             (0.09) $             (0.03)   $             (0.24) $             (0.15)
           
           

KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
       
STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
       
Nine months ended Sept 30,
       
    2012 2011
Cash Flows from (used in) Operating Activities      
Net loss for the period   $    (5,176,177) $    (3,006,605)
Add/deduct:      
     Depreciation and amortization              603,476                 360,487
     Share-based payment expense           1,446,583             1,138,040
     Net finance and other income             (527,569)           (289,115)
     Interest and other income received              542,810                 282,523
Changes in non-cash working capital:      
     Trade and other receivables                31,804           (644,562)
     Trade and other payables          (1,019,286)               107,086
     Prepaid expenses                13,463                 22,154
           (4,084,896)        (2,029,992)
       
Cash Flows from (used in) Investing Activities      
Additions to intangible assets          (4,306,408)      (20,916,332)
Additions to capital assets             (217,138)        (3,274,116)
           (4,523,546)      (24,190,448)
       
Cash Flows from (used in) Financing Activities      
Issuance of common shares                          -                5,392,279
Exercise of options and warrants           3,613,731                           -  
Share issue costs                          -             (786,464)
Deferred financing costs             (403,599)                            -  
            3,210,132            4,605,815
       
Effect of foreign exchange on cash                        (3)             (70,245)
Change in cash          (5,398,313)      (21,684,870)
Cash, beginning of period         34,251,529           59,000,457
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $   28,853,216 $       37,315,587
       
       

KARNALYTE RESOURCES INC.
           
STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
           
Nine months ended Sept 30,
           
           
    2012 2011
    Number Amount Number Amount
           
Share Capital          
Balance, beginning of period   21,418,536 $ 82,105,674    20,093,740 $   72,313,190
     Common shares issued                    -                      -           470,000         4,042,000
     Common shares issued on exercise of share options        141,325           735,875         135,600            678,000
     Common shares issued on exercise of broker warrants        309,053       2,657,856           78,172            672,279
     Transfer from contributed surplus on options exercised                   -          262,184                    -               230,125
     Transfer from warrants on broker warrants exercised                   -          785,520                    -              198,703
     Share issue costs                   -                      -                     -          (325,471)
Balance, end of period   21,868,914      86,547,109   20,777,512        77,808,826
           
Warrants and Rights          
Balance, beginning of period        368,528         934,950       585,624         1,273,605
     Broker warrants and rights issued                   - -           28,200               71,780
     Broker warrants and rights exercised       (309,053) (785,520) (78,172)        (198,703)
     Broker warrants and rights expired         (59,475) (149,430)                 -                          -  
Balance, end of period                  -                     -          535,652         1,146,682
           
Contributed Surplus          
Balance, beginning of period          3,276,698           2,359,264
     Share-based payment expense (note 10)          2,139,983           1,414,098
     Transfer to share capital on exercise             (262,184)          (230,125)
     Option adjustments             (132,500)                           -  
     Broker warrants expired              149,430                           -  
Balance, end of period           5,171,427            3,543,237
           
Deficit          
Balance, beginning of period        (13,028,610)       (7,674,777)
     Loss for the period          (5,176,177)       (3,006,605)
Balance, end of period        (18,204,787)     (10,681,382)
           
Total Shareholders' Equity          
Balance, end of period     $ 73,513,749   $    71,817,363
           

About Karnalyte Resources Inc.

Karnalyte is engaged in the business of exploration and development of high quality agricultural and industrial potash and magnesium products. Karnalyte intends to develop and extract a carnallite - sylvite mineral deposit through a known solution mining process at competitive costs and with minimal environmental impacts. Using a staged approached to potash plant construction, the Corporation plans to operate a solution mining facility that will initially produce 625,000 tonnes of potash per year, increasing to 2.125 million tonnes of potash per year. Karnalyte owns a 100% interest in Subsurface Permit KP 360A and Subsurface Mineral Lease KLSA-010 located near Wynyard, Saskatchewan, comprising a total of 85,126 acres.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the Corporation's future operations. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Karnalyte, including with respect to the Corporation's future operations. Although Karnalyte believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Karnalyte can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with the mining industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Karnalyte's operations and financial results are included in documents on file with Canadian Securities regulatory authorities and maybe accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and Karnalyte undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE: Karnalyte Resources Inc.

For further information:

Robin Phinney, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ron Love, Executive Vice-President Finance &Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 995-6560
E-mail: info@karnalyte.com
Website: www.karnalyte.com