Dominion Diamond Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its fiscal 2015 first quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2014.

Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "A year on from our purchase of the Ekati operation, we continue to improve ore production and recoveries as we develop new ore sources. The receipt of full operating permits for the Lynx open pit development in less than a year from application speaks better than words about the determination of a newly empowered Government of the Northwest Territories to effectively manage through this transition and to support well planned resource development."

Diamond Market
Sentiment at the very important JCK Las Vegas show in June reflected the optimism of the US retail market. Demand continues to be steady from China and is picking up from India.

First Quarter Highlights
The first quarter of fiscal 2015 marks the anniversary of the divestiture of the Company's luxury business and the acquisition of the Ekati Diamond Mine. The Company is now focused on delivering enhanced value from its world class diamond mines: an 80% interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine and a 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. The Company is well-funded and has a strong balance sheet.

  • During the first quarter, both the Ekati Diamond Mine and the Diavik Diamond Mine performed well. Production at both mines was substantially ahead of expectations.
  • An improved plan has been developed for mining the Jay kimberlite, the largest diamondiferous resource in North America.
  • A total of $163 million of capital expenditure remains to be spent on the Misery push-back before bringing the Misery Main Pipe, which at 4 carats a tonne is one of the richest ore bodies in the world, into full production at the beginning of calendar 2016.
  • The Company has received the amended Ekati Water License to now incorporate the Lynx development.
  • A decision on the development of the A-21 pipe at the Diavik Diamond Mine is expected later this year.
     
Consolidated Financial Highlights
(in millions of US dollars except earnings per share)
Q1 2015 Q1 2014
Dominion Diamond Corporation Sales 175.5 108.8
  Cost of Sales 137.7 81.5
  Gross Margin 37.8 27.3
  Gross Margin (%) 21.6% 25.1%
  Selling general & administration 7.1 16.8
  Operating profit from continuing operations 30.7 10.5
  EBITDA from continuing operations 69.6 30.7
  EBITDA Margin (%) 39.6% 28.2%
  Earnings per share 0.17 0.04

Excluded from the Ekati sales recorded in the first quarter 2015 were estimated sales of $6.9 million of rough diamonds recovered from the satellite material at the Misery South and Southwest kimberlite pipes, as this material was excavated during the pre-stripping operations for the Misery Main Pipe. The Company estimates that consolidated gross margin and EBITDA margin would have been approximately 23.0% and 40.4%, respectively, if the carats sold from material excavated from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes were recognized as revenue.

Exploration expense of $9.0 million was incurred during the first quarter ($1.0 million in Q1 2014). Included in exploration expense for the first quarter is $8.7 million of exploration work on the Jay pipe within the Buffer Zone at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Two rough diamond sales were completed by the Company during the first quarter. The third rough diamond sale of fiscal 2015, which commenced in the last week of April and only finished in the first week in May, will be included as one of the three sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.  As of April 30, 2014, the Company held rough diamond inventory with a market value of approximately $285 million and total cash and cash equivalents of $328 million ($212.5 million of cash and $115.6 million of restricted cash).

Jay Project Update
An improved plan for mining the Jay kimberlite pipe, which simplifies construction and has a reduced impact on the water and fish population compared to the initial plan, has been introduced to the Northwest Territories regulatory bodies and the impacted communities. Improvements to diamond prices and an improved understanding of the geology of the kimberlite and surrounding rocks supports the mining of Jay alone without the early support of the Cardinal pipe. The changes, which have been received with enthusiastic support, reduce both the expected timeline and the environmental footprint of the project. This gives enhanced assurance of the release of ore from Jay in late calendar 2019 to meet the completion of the current ore reserves. The "Developer's Assessment Report" for the project will be filed with the regulator in September this year in anticipation of ministerial approval from the Government of the Northwest Territories in the fall of next year.

Operational Summary
The stronger than expected production results at the Ekati Diamond Mine for the first quarter reflect the Company's strategy for fully utilizing the processing plant capacity, higher than expected grades in the reserve feed and an increase in diamond recovery (primarily of smaller diamonds) due to operational improvements to the processing plant implemented by the Company over the last 8 months. The Company estimates that process plant improvements to date have increased the recovered grade during the first quarter, albeit in predominantly smaller diamonds, by approximately 15%.

Ore processing at the Diavik Diamond Mine was 11% ahead of plan as a result of greater ore availability, higher mining rates and improved equipment availability, equipment efficiencies and utilization of the processing plant.

       
Rough Diamond Production   Q1 2015 Q1 20141
Ekati Diamond Mine (100%) Tonnes processed ('000's) 962 206
       
Three months ended April 30 Carats Recovered ('000's) 561 82
       
  Grade (carats per tonne) 0.58 0.58
Diavik Diamond Mine (40%) Tonnes processed ('000's) 235 202
       
Three months ended March 312 Carats Recovered ('000's) 746 778
       
  Grade (carats per tonne) 2.913 3.673

1 The Q1 2014 amounts for the Ekati Diamond Mine are for the period from April 10, 2013 (the date of acquisition by the Company of its interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine) to April 30, 2013.
2 The Diavik Diamond Mine reports on a calendar quarter, whereas the Ekati Diamond Mine reports to the Company's fiscal quarter. For the three months ended April 30, 2014, the Diavik Diamond Mine (on a 40% basis) produced 735,000 carats from the processing of 236,000 tonnes of ore. The last month of this production is not included in the Company's first quarter financial results, as the Company reports Diavik results on a one-month lag.
3 Grade adjusted to exclude Coarse Ore Rejects (COR). COR is not included in the reserves and is therefore incremental production.

     
Ekati and Diavik Summary
(in millions of US dollars, except carats sold)
Q1 2015 Q1 20141
Ekati Diamond Mine (100%) Sales2 92.8 20
  Carats sold ('000's) 259 12
  Cash Cost of Production 89.9 17.4
  Cost of Sales 81.4 19.6
  Gross Margin 11.4 0.3
  Gross Margin (%) 12.3% 1.4%
  Operating Profit 9.9 (0.2)
  Depreciation & amortization 20.2 0
  EBITDA 30.1 (0.2)
  EBITDA Margin (%) 32.4% -1.2%
  Capital Expenditures 49.2 8.8
Diavik Diamond Mine (40%) Sales 82.7 88.9
  Carats sold ('000's) 582 783
  Cash Cost of Production 39.2 42.9
  Cost of Sales 56.2 61.9
  Gross Margin 26.4 27.0
  Gross Margin (%) 32.0% 30.4%
  Operating Profit 25.5 25.9
  Depreciation & amortization 18.4 19.9
  EBITDA 43.9 45.8
  EBITDA Margin (%) 53.0% 51.5%
  Capital Expenditures 6.8 10.2

1The Q1 2014 amounts for the Ekati Diamond Mine are for the period from April 10, 2013 (the date of acquisition by the Company of its interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine) to April 30, 2013.
2 Excluded from the Ekati sales recorded in the first quarter 2015 were estimated sales of $6.9 million of rough diamonds recovered from the satellite material at the Misery South and Southwest kimberlite pipes, as this material was excavated during the pre-stripping operations for the Misery Main Pipe. The Company estimates that the Ekati gross margin and EBITDA margin would have been approximately 15.6% and 34.3%, respectively, if the carats sold from material excavated from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes were recognized as revenue.

     
Diamond Inventory
(in millions of US dollars, except carats)
April 30, 2014 January 31, 2014
Ekati Diamond Mine (100%) Carats (million) 0.8 0.5
  At Cost 170 130
  Estimated Market Value 200 140
Diavik Diamond Mine (40%) Carats (million) 0.7 0.4
  At Cost 60 50
  Estimated Market Value 85 65
Consolidated Diamond Inventory  Estimated Market Value of Total Inventory1 285 205

1 Includes an estimated $65 million (at market value) of discretionary stock held back from sale at April 30, 2014.

     
Cash
(in millions of US dollars)
April 30, 2014 Jan 31, 2014
Consolidated Balance Sheet Restricted cash 115.6 113.6
  Unrestricted cash 212.5                   224.8
  Total cash 328.1   338.4 

 
Diamond Prices
April/May 2014 Average Price per Carat (in US dollars) 
Diavik Ore Type Ekati Ore Type1
A-154 South $145 Koala $395
A-154 North $190 Koala North $440
A-418 $105 Fox $315
Coarse Ore Rejects $50 Misery Satellite Pipes $80 - 100
    Coarse Ore Rejects $65 - 120
Rough Diamond Prices  January to June, 2014 +8% Recovered Small Diamonds $70 - 100

1The Ekati prices do not reflect the increased recovery of small diamonds from the improvements in processing so as to be consistent with the Company's current reserve estimates.  The rough diamond price of the additional recovered small diamonds at Ekati is estimated at between $70 and $100 per carat.

Full Year Guidance
(in millions of US dollars)1
Cash Costs2 Depreciation &
Amortization
Cost of Sales Capital
Expenditures2
Ekati Diamond Mine (100%) 345 125 490 180
Diavik Diamond Mine (40%) 150 95 275                   19

1 Assuming an average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.10.
2 The guidance on capital expenditures and cash costs of production for Diavik are for the calendar year ending December 31, 2014; all others are for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015.

Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the first quarter, the estimated price based on
the prices achieved in the May 2014 sale, would have been:
Ekati Diamond Mine (100%) approximately $281 per carat
Diavik Diamond Mine (40%) approximately $120 per carat

Non-IFRS Measures
The terms EBITDA, EBITDA margin and cash cost of production do not have standardized meanings according to International Financial Reporting Standards. See "Non-IFRS Measures" in the Company's First Quarter Management's Discussion and Analysis for additional information.

Conference Call and Webcast
Beginning at 8:30AM (ET) on Thursday, June 12th, the Company will host a conference call for analysts, investors and other interested parties. Listeners may access a live broadcast of the conference call on the Company's web site at www.ddcorp.ca or by dialing 866-515-2915 within North America or 617-399-5129 from international locations and entering passcode 36919939.

An online archive of the broadcast will be available by accessing the Company's web site at www.ddcorp.ca. A telephone replay of the call will be available one hour after the call through 11:00PM (ET), Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by dialing 888-286-8010 within North America or 617-801-6888 from international locations and entering passcode 66271254.

About Dominion Diamond Corporation
Dominion Diamond Corporation is a Canadian diamond mining company with ownership interests in two major producing diamond mines.  Both mines are located in the low political risk environment of the Northwest Territories in Canada.  

The Company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine through its 80% ownership as well as a 58.8% ownership in the surrounding areas containing additional resources, and also owns 40% of the Diavik Diamond Mine. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India and is the world's third largest producer of rough diamonds by value.

For more information, please visit www.ddcorp.ca

Highlights
(ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

FIRST QUARTER RESULTS
Dominion Diamond Corporation (the "Company") recorded a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $14.7 million or $0.17 per share for the quarter, compared to a net profit attributable to shareholders of $506.2 million or $5.96 per share in the first quarter of the prior year. Prior year results include the sale of Harry Winston, Inc. (the "Luxury Brand Segment") to Swatch Group.

Consolidated sales from continuing operations were $175.5 million for the quarter, compared to $108.8 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, resulting in an operating profit of $30.7 million, compared to an operating profit of $10.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Consolidated EBITDA from continuing operations was $69.6 million compared to $30.7 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

During the first quarter, the Company recorded sales from the Diavik Diamond Mine of $82.7 million, compared to $88.9 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company sold approximately 0.6 million carats from the Diavik Diamond Mine for an average price per carat of $142, compared to 0.8 million carats for an average price per carat of $114 in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The 25% increase in the achieved average rough diamond prices and 26% decrease in volume of carats sold versus the comparable quarter of the prior year resulted primarily from the carryover of some lower value inventory at April 30, 2014 for sorting and sale in the second quarter due to increased production volumes during the first quarter. The Diavik segment generated gross margins and EBITDA margins as a percentage of sales of 32.0% and 53%, respectively, compared to 30.4% and 52%, respectively, in the comparable quarter of the prior year. At April 30, 2014, the Company had 0.7 million carats of Diavik Diamond Mine produced inventory with an estimated market value of approximately $85 million.

During the first quarter, the Ekati Diamond Mine recorded sales of $92.8 million, compared to $19.9 million for the period from April 10 to April 30, 2013. The Company sold approximately 0.3 million carats for an average price per carat of $359 compared to 0.01 million carats for an average price per carat of $1,620 for the period of April 10 to April 30, 2013. Excluded from sales recorded in the first quarter were carats produced and sold from the processing of satellite material from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes as this material was excavated during the pre-stripping operations from the Misery Main pipe. The Ekati Diamond Mine generated gross margins and EBITDA margins of 12.3% and 32%, respectively, compared to 1.4% and -1% for the period of April 10 to April 30, 2013. The prior year results include the purchase of inventory at market values as part of the acquisition of the Ekati Diamond Mine (the "Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition"). The Company estimates that gross margins and EBITDA margins would have been approximately 15.6% and 34%, respectively, if the carats sold from material excavated from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes were recognized as revenue. During pre-production, sales of Misery South & Southwest carats have been applied as a reduction of mining assets. At April 30, 2014, the Company had 0.8 million carats of Ekati Diamond Mine produced inventory with an estimated market value of approximately $200 million. Included in ending inventory is an estimated 0.1 million carats of Misery South & Southwest with an estimated market value of approximately $8 million.

The Corporate segment, which includes all costs not specifically related to the operations of the Diavik and Ekati mines, recorded selling, general and administrative expenses of $4.7 million, compared to $15.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Prior year results included $11.3 million of transaction costs related to the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition.

Management's Discussion and Analysis
PREPARED AS OF JUNE 11, 2014 (ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

Basis of Presentation
The following is management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") of the results of operations for Dominion Diamond Corporation for the three months ended April 30, 2014, and its financial position as at April 30, 2014. This MD&A is based on the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards 34 ("IAS 34"), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"), and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the three months ended April 30, 2014, and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2014. Unless otherwise specified, all financial information is presented in United States dollars. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to "first quarter" refer to the three months ended April 30, 2014.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain information included in this MD&A constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian and United States securities laws. Forward-looking information can generally be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "foresee", "appears", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", "objective", "modeled", "hope", "forecast" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information relates to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results, and can include statements or information regarding plans for mining, development, production and exploration activities at the Company's mineral properties, projected capital expenditure requirements, liquidity and working capital requirements, estimated production from the Ekati Diamond Mine and Diavik Diamond Mine, expectations concerning the diamond industry, and expected cost of sales and cash operating costs. Forward-looking information included in this MD&A includes the current production forecast, cost of sales and cash cost of production estimates and planned capital expenditures for the Diavik Diamond Mine and other forward-looking information set out under "Diavik Operations Outlook", and the current production forecast, cost of sales and cash cost of production estimates and planned capital expenditures for the Ekati Diamond Mine and other forward-looking information set out under "Ekati Operations Outlook".

Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions described below and elsewhere in this MD&A including, among other things, the current mine plans for each of the Ekati Diamond Mine and the Diavik Diamond Mine; mining, production, construction and exploration activities at the Company's mineral properties; currency exchange rates; and world and US economic conditions. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on the information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from what the Company currently expects. These factors include, among other things, the uncertain nature of mining activities, including risks associated with underground construction and mining operations, risks associated with joint venture operations, including risks associated with the inability to control the timing and scope of future capital expenditures, the risk that the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine may make changes to the mine plan and other risks arising because of the nature of joint venture activities, risks associated with the remote location of and harsh climate at the Company's mineral property sites, risks resulting from the Eurozone financial crisis and macro economic uncertainty in other financial markets, risks associated with regulatory requirements, the risk of fluctuations in diamond prices and changes in US and world economic conditions, the risk of fluctuations in the Canadian/US dollar exchange rate and cash flow and liquidity risks. Please see page 19 of this MD&A, as well as the Company's current Annual Information Form, available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties involved in the Company's operations. Actual results may vary from the forward-looking information.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue importance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this MD&A, and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. Due to assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the assumptions, risks and uncertainties identified above and elsewhere in this MD&A, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company uses forward-looking statements because it believes such statements provide useful information with respect to the currently expected future operations and financial performance of the Company, and cautions readers that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. While the Company may elect to, it is under no obligation and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise at any particular time, except as required by law.

SUMMARY DISCUSSION

Dominion Diamond Corporation is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market. The Company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its operation of the Ekati Diamond Mine, which the Company controls, and its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. Both mineral properties are located at Lac de Gras in Canada's Northwest Territories.

The Company controls the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Company acquired its interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine on April 10, 2013 (the "Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition"). The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone (in which the Company owns 80%), which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone (in which the Company owns 58.8%), an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential, such as the Jay kimberlite pipe and the Lynx kimberlite pipe. The Company controls and consolidates the Ekati Diamond Mine and minority shareholders are presented as non-controlling interests in the consolidated financial statements.

The Company has an ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik joint venture (the "Diavik Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership ("DDDLP") (40%) where DDDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. Both DDMI and DDDLP are headquartered in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England. The Company receives 40% of the diamond production from the Diavik Diamond Mine.

MARKET COMMENTARY

The rough diamond market maintained the momentum experienced at the beginning of the calendar year. Rough diamond prices then held steady as the normally slow period during late April and early May had little effect on market sentiment. The diamond market has also overcome earlier concerns about liquidity in the Indian diamond manufacturing industry and it has become increasingly evident that tighter credit will lead to more sustainable growth in both market demand and diamond pricing.

Polished sales have remained healthy with shortages still evident in the lower price ranges. The major retail jewelry markets remain upbeat with solid growth in the US and in the market for jewelry in China. The Japanese jewelry market was also positive as the expected decline in demand following the introduction of a consumption tax in April has failed to have the anticipated impact. The new business focused government in India was welcomed by the diamond market and the expected impacts of stability of the Rupee and promised economic growth bodes well for a marked improvement in Indian retail demand.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

The following is a summary of the Company's consolidated quarterly results for the eight quarters ended April 30, 2014.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars except per share amounts and where otherwise noted) (unaudited)

                                         
                                    Three
months
ended
April 30,
2014
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
2013
    2015
Q1
  2014
Q4
  2014
Q3
  2014
Q2
  2014
Q1
  2013
Q4
  2013
Q3
  2013
Q2
   
Sales $ 175,522 $ 233,163 $ 148,138 $ 261,803 $ 108,837 $ 110,111 $ 84,818 $ 61,473 $ 175,522 $ 108,837
Cost of sales   137,680   202,030   136,221   231,086   81,535   79,038   71,663   46,784   137,680   81,535
Gross margin   37,842   31,133   11,917   30,717   27,302   31,073   13,155   14,689   37,842   27,302
Gross margin (%)   21.6%   13.4%   8.0%   11.7%   25.1%   28.2%   15.5%   23.9%   21.6%   25.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   7,148   10,117   7,408   15,056   16,843   10,086   7,581   5,750   7,148   16,843
Operating profit (loss) from continuing operations   30,694   21,016   4,509   15,661   10,459   20,987   5,574   8,939   30,694   10,459
Finance expenses   (3,310)   (3,553)   (3,136)   (17,921)   (2,742)   (2,382)   (2,308)   (2,151)   (3,310)   (2,742)
Exploration costs   (9,044)   (3,290)   (7,074)   (3,145)   (1,039)   (306)   (673)   (568)   (9,044)   (1,039)
Finance and other income   2,827   491   825   1,032   804   601   60   67   2,827   804
Foreign exchange gain (loss)   (947)   (7,917)   1,122   (2,814)   732   116   (301)   1,048   (947)   732
Profit (loss) before income taxes from continuing operations   20,220   6,747   (3,754)   (7,187)   8,214   19,016   2,352   7,335   20,220   8,214
Income tax expense (recovery)   9,533   19,018   2,792   8,655   5,042   6,977   1,583   3,386   9,533   5,042
Net profit (loss) from continuing operations $ 10,687   (12,271) $ (6,546) $ (15,842) $ 3,172 $ 12,039 $ 769 $ 3,949 $ 10,687 $ 3,172
Net profit (loss) from discontinued operations   -   -   -   -   502,656   2,802   3,245   804   -   502,656
Net profit (loss) $ 10,687 $ (12,271) $ (6,546) $ (15,842) $ 505,828 $ 14,841 $ 4,014 $ 4,753 $ 10,687 $ 505,828
Net profit (loss) from continuing operations attributable to                                        
Shareholders $ 14,671 $ (7,802) $ (4,794) $ (13,884) $ 3,504 $ 12,146 $ 152 $ 3,951 $ 14,671 $ 3,504
Non-controlling interest   (3,984)   (4,469)   (1,752)   (1,958)   (332)   (107)   617   (2)   (3,984)   (332)
Net profit (loss) attributable to                                        
Shareholders $ 14,671 $ (7,802) $ (4,794) $ (13,884) $ 506,160 $ 14,948 $ 3,397 $ 4,755 $ 14,671 $ 506,160
Non-controlling interest   (3,984)   (4,469)   (1,752)   (1,958)   (332)   (107)   617   (2)   (3,984)   (332)
Earnings (loss) per share - continuing operations attributable to shareholders                                        
    Basic $ 0.17 $ (0.09) $ (0.06) $ (0.16) $ 0.04 $ 0.14 $ 0.00 $ 0.05 $ 0.17 $ 0.04
    Diluted $ 0.17 $ (0.09) $ (0.06) $ (0.16) $ 0.04 $ 0.14 $ 0.00 $ 0.05 $ 0.17 $ 0.04
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders                                        
    Basic $ 0.17 $ (0.09) $ (0.06) $ (0.16) $ 5.96 $ 0.18 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 5.96
    Diluted $ 0.17 $ (0.09) $ (0.06) $ (0.16) $ 5.89 $ 0.18 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 5.89
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Total assets(i) $ 2,361 $ 2,305 $ 2,305 $ 2,299 $ 2,412 $ 1,710 $ 1,733 $ 1,660 $ 2,361 $ 2,412
Total long-term liabilities(i) $ 676 $ 691 $ 688 $ 694 $ 695 $ 269 $ 682 $ 461 $ 676 $ 695
Operating profit (loss) from continuing operations $ 30,694 $ 21,016 $ 4,509 $ 15,661 $ 10,459 $ 20,987 $ 5,574 $ 8,939 $ 30,694 $ 10,459
Depreciation and amortization(ii)   38,885   55,228   31,978   32,644   20,211   24,346   20,588   13,160   38,885   20,211
EBITDA from continuing operations(iii) $ 69,579 $ 76,244 $ 36,487 $ 48,305 $ 30,670 $ 45,333 $ 26,162 $ 22,099 $ 69,579 $ 30,670

(i) Total assets and total long-term liabilities are expressed in millions of United States dollars.
(ii) Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(iii) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measures" on page 17.

Three Months Ended April 30, 2014, Compared to Three Months Ended April 30, 2013
CONSOLIDATED NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS
The Company recorded a first quarter consolidated net income attributable to shareholders of $14.7 million or $0.17 per share, compared to $506.2 million or $5.96 per share in the first quarter of the prior year. Included in the three month period ended April 30, 2013 amount is the net profit from discontinued operations of $502.7 million recognized on the sale of the Luxury Brand Segment.

CONSOLIDATED SALES
Consolidated sales for the first quarter totalled $175.5 million, consisting of Diavik rough diamond sales of $82.7 million and Ekati rough diamond sales of $92.8 million. This compares to sales of $108.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year (Diavik rough diamond sales of $88.9 million and Ekati rough diamond sales of $19.9 million; Ekati sales are for the period of April 10 to April 30, 2013).

The Company expects that results for its mining operations will fluctuate depending on the seasonality of production at its mineral properties, the number of sales events conducted during the quarter, rough diamond prices and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Company's mineral properties and sold by the Company in each quarter. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 8 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's first quarter cost of sales was $137.7 million resulting in a gross margin of 21.6%, compared to a cost of sales of $81.5 million and a gross margin of 25.1% for the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's cost of sales includes costs associated with mining and rough diamond sorting activities. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 8 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME TAXES
The Company recorded a net income tax expense of $9.5 million during the first quarter, compared to a net income tax expense of $5.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate for the quarter is 26.5%. There are a number of items that can significantly impact the Company's effective tax rate, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the Northwest Territories mining royalty, and earnings subject to tax different than the statutory rate. As a result, the Company's recorded tax provision can be significantly different than the expected tax provision calculated based on the statutory tax rate.

The recorded tax provision is particularly impacted by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company's functional and reporting currency is US dollars; however, the calculation of income tax expense is based on income in the currency of the country of origin. As such, the Company is continually subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, particularly as the Canadian dollar moves against the US dollar. During the first quarter, the Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar. As a result, the Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $3.9 million on the revaluation of the Company's Canadian dollar denominated deferred income tax liability. This compares to an unrealized foreign exchange gain of $1.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The unrealized foreign exchange loss is recorded as part of the Company's deferred income tax expense, and is not deductible for Canadian income tax purposes. During the first quarter, the Company also recognized a deferred income tax recovery of $5.4 million for temporary differences arising from the difference between the historical exchange rate and the current exchange rate translation of foreign currency non-monetary items. This compares to a deferred income tax expense of $3.1 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The recorded tax provision during the quarter also included a net income tax expense of $2.9 million relating to foreign exchange differences between income in the currency of the country of origin and the US dollar. This compares to a net income tax recovery of $1.2 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

Due to the number of factors that can potentially impact the effective tax rate and the sensitivity of the tax provision to these factors, as discussed above, it is expected that the Company's effective tax rate will fluctuate in future periods.

CONSOLIDATED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
The principal components of selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses include expenses for salaries and benefits, professional fees, consulting and travel. The Company incurred SG&A expenses of $7.1 million for the first quarter, compared to $16.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The prior year SG&A expenses included transaction costs related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 8 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE EXPENSES
Finance expense for the first quarter was $3.3 million, compared to finance expense of $2.7 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to accretion expense associated with the future site restoration liability at the Ekati Diamond Mine, which was only recorded for the period from April 10 to April 30 in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Accretion expense was $2.9 million (three months ended April 30, 2013 - $2.2 million) related to future site restoration liabilities at the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Ekati Diamond Mine.

CONSOLIDATED EXPLORATION EXPENSE
Exploration expense of $9.0 million was incurred during the first quarter, compared to $1.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in exploration expense for the first quarter is $8.7 million of exploration work on the Jay pipe within the Buffer Zone at the Ekati Diamond Mine and $0.3 million of exploration work on the Company's claims in the Northwest Territories.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME
Finance and other income of $2.8 million was recorded during the first quarter, compared to $0.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

CONSOLIDATED FOREIGN EXCHANGE
A net foreign exchange loss of $0.9 million was recognized during the first quarter, compared to a net foreign exchange gain of $0.7 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company does not currently have any significant foreign exchange derivative instruments outstanding.

Segmented Analysis
The operating segments of the Company include the Diavik Diamond Mine, the Ekati Diamond Mine and the Corporate segment. The Corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operating the Diavik and Ekati mines.

Diavik Diamond Mine
This segment includes the production, sorting and sale of rough diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited)

                                             
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Sales                                            
  North America     $ - $ 511 $ - $ - $ 6,179 $ 4,604 $ 7,697 $ 2,269 $ - $ 6,179
  Europe       73,918   112,001   45,088   80,530   61,642   84,346   57,438   50,514   73,918   61,642
  India       8,757   6,704   7,818   10,737   21,095   21,161   19,683   8,690   8,757   21,095
Total sales       82,675   119,216   52,906   91,267   88,916   110,111   84,818   61,473   82,675   88,916
Cost of sales       56,232   87,690   40,018   68,328   61,888   79,038   71,663   46,784   56,232   61,888
Gross margin       26,443   31,526   12,888   22,939   27,028   31,073   13,155   14,689   26,443   27,028
Gross margin (%)       32.0%   26.4%   24.4%   25.1%   30.4%   28.2%   15.5%   23.9%   32.0%   30.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses       975   1,122   1,123   1,409   1,110   1,860   1,279   1,050   975   1,110
Operating profit     $ 25,468 $ 30,404 $ 11,765 $ 21,530 $ 25,918 $ 29,213 $ 11,876 $ 13,639 $ 25,468 $ 25,918
Depreciation and amortization (i)       18,389   28,885   12,434   21,768   19,906   24,042   20,283   12,874   18,389   19,906
EBITDA (ii)     $ 43,857 $ 59,289 $ 24,199 $ 43,298 $ 45,824 $ 53,255 $ 32,159 $ 26,513 $ 43,857 $ 45,824

(i) Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(ii) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measures" on page 17.

Three Months Ended April 30, 2014, Compared to Three Months Ended April 30, 2013
DIAVIK SALES
During the first quarter, the Company sold approximately 0.6 million carats from the Diavik Diamond Mine for a total of $82.7 million for an average price per carat of $142, compared to 0.8 million carats for a total of $88.9 million for an average price per carat of $114 in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The 25% increase in the achieved average rough diamond prices and 26% decrease in volume of carats sold versus the comparable quarter of the prior year resulted primarily from the carryover of some lower value inventory at April 30, 2014 for sorting and sale in the second quarter due to increased production volumes during the first quarter. At April 30, 2014, the Company had 0.7 million carats of Diavik Diamond Mine produced inventory with an estimated market value of approximately $85 million, compared to 0.6 million carats with an estimated market value of approximately $85 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the first quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $120 per carat based on the prices achieved in the May 2014 sale.

DIAVIK COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's first quarter cost of sales for the Diavik Diamond Mine was $56.2 million resulting in a gross margin of 32.0%, compared to a cost of sales of $61.9 million and a gross margin of 30.4% in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Cost of sales for the first quarter included $18.3 million of depreciation and amortization, compared to $19.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Diavik segment generated gross margins and EBITDA margins of 32.0% and 53%, respectively, compared to 30.4% and 52%, respectively, in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.

A substantial portion of consolidated cost of sales is mining operating costs incurred at the Diavik Diamond Mine. During the first quarter, the Diavik cash cost of production was $39.2 million compared to $42.9 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the unit-of-production method over estimated proven and probable reserves.

The MD&A refers to cash cost of production, a non-IFRS performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well the Diavik Diamond Mine is performing compared to the mine plan and prior periods. Cash cost of production includes mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and administration, but is exclusive of amortization, capital, and exploration and development costs. Cash cost of production does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This performance measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the Diavik Diamond Mine's cost of sales disclosed for the three months ended April 30, 2014 and 2013.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)   Three months ended
April 30, 2014
Three months ended
April 30, 2013  
Diavik cash cost of production $ 39,195 $ 42,919
Private royalty   1,426   1,194
Other cash costs   712   1,070
Total cash cost of production   41,333   45,183
Depreciation and amortization   20,732   22,909
Total cost of production   62,065   68,092
Adjusted for stock movements   (5,833)   (6,204)
Total cost of sales $ 56,232 $ 61,888

DIAVIK SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the Diavik Diamond Mine segment during the first quarter was $1.0 million, compared to $1.1 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

OPERATIONAL UPDATE
During the first quarter of the calendar year 2014, the Diavik Diamond Mine produced (on a 100% basis) 1.9 million carats from 0.6 million tonnes of ore processed compared to 1.9 million carats from 0.5 million tonnes of ore processed in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Total production includes coarse ore rejects ("COR"), which are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production.

Processing volumes in the first quarter of calendar 2014 were 17% higher than the prior year's comparable quarter as a result of continuing improvements in mining rates as the underground ramp up progressed to full production from all three kimberlite pipes. Carat production from first quarter of calendar 2014 was 4% lower compared to the comparable quarter of the prior year, primarily as a result of mining and processing a greater proportion of the lower grade A-154 North ore.

DOMINION DIAMOND DIAVIK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP'S 40% SHARE OF DIAVIK DIAMOND MINE PRODUCTION
(reported on a one-month lag)

For the three months ended March 31, 2014

Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
A-154 South 38 135 3.56
A-154 North 98 227 2.33
A-418 97 315 3.25
Coarse Ore Rejects ("COR") 2 69 -
Total 235 746 2.91(a)

(a) Grade has been adjusted to exclude COR.

For the three months ended March 31, 2013

Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
A-154 South 60 282 4.71
A-154 North 70 162 2.32
A-418 71 291 4.11
Coarse Ore Rejects 1 43 -
Total 202 778 3.67(a)

(a) Grade has been adjusted to exclude COR.

For the period from February 1 to April 30, 2014(a)

Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
A-154 South 48 168 3.50
A-154 North 97 218 2.26
A-418 90 311 3.46
Coarse Ore Rejects 2 37 23.25
Total 237 734 2.97(b)

(a) The last month of this production is not included in the Company's first quarter financial results, as the Company reports Diavik Diamond Mine results on a one-month lag.
(b) Grade has been adjusted to exclude COR.

For the period from February 1 to April 30, 2013(a)

Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
A-154 South 58 246 4.24
A-154 North 68 134 1.98
A-418 83 296 3.56
Coarse Ore Rejects 3 41 13.6
Total 212 717 3.23(b)

(a) The last month of this production is not included in the Company's first quarter financial results, as the Company reports Diavik Diamond Mine results on a one-month lag.
(b) Grade has been adjusted to exclude COR.

Diavik Operations Outlook
PRODUCTION
The mine plan for calendar 2014 foresees Diavik Diamond Mine production (on a 100% basis) of approximately 6.1 million carats from the mining and processing of approximately 1.9 million tonnes of ore. Mining activities will be exclusively underground with approximately 0.7 million tonnes expected to be sourced from A-154 North, approximately 0.4 million tonnes from A-154 South and approximately 0.8 million tonnes from A-418 kimberlite pipes. In addition to the 6.1 million carats produced from underground mining there will be production from COR and production from the improved recovery of small diamonds. This additional production is not included in the Company's ore reserves, and is therefore incremental to production. Based on historical recovery rates, the tonnage of this material which is planned to be processed during calendar 2014 would have produced 0.6 million carats from COR and 0.2 million carats from the improved recovery process.

Production guidance for the Diavik Diamond Mine will be reviewed at the end of the second quarter.

PRICING
Based on the average prices per carat achieved by the Company in the latest sale which was held in May 2014, the Company has modeled the approximate rough diamond price per carat for each of the Diavik kimberlite process plant feed types in the table that follows:

Ore type   April/May 2014
sales cycle

Average price
per carat
(in US dollars)
A-154 South $ 145
A-154 North   190
A-418   105
Coarse Ore Rejects   50

COST OF SALES AND CASH COST OF PRODUCTION
Based on the current mine plan for the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2014, the Company currently expects its 40% share of the cost of sales for the Diavik Diamond Mine in fiscal 2015 to be approximately $275 million (including depreciation and amortization of approximately $95 million). The Company's 40% share of the cash cost of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2014 is expected to be approximately $150 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.10.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
The Company currently expects DDDLP's 40% share of the planned capital expenditures for the Diavik Diamond Mine in fiscal 2015 to be approximately $19 million, assuming an average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.10. During the first quarter, DDDLP's share of capital expenditures was $6.8 million ($10.2 million for the period ended April 30, 2013).

The Company and Rio Tinto plc are currently assessing the rejuvenation of the A-21 project, which provides a window of opportunity to extract value of the Diavik Diamond Mine before the end of its mine life. Current work is being completed on dike design and mining methodology with the plan to seek Rio Tinto plc investment committee approval in the fall of calendar 2014.

Ekati Diamond Mine
This segment includes the production, sorting and sale of rough diamonds from the Ekati Diamond Mine.

                                             
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
                                           
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Sales                                            
North America     $ - $ 413 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
Europe       88,469   111,542   95,232   170,536   19,921   -   -   -   88,469   19,921
India       4,378   1,992   -   -   -   -   -   -   4,378   -
Total sales       92,847   113,947   95,232   170,536   19,921   -   -   -   92,847   19,921
Cost of sales       81,448   114,340   96,202   162,758   19,647   -   -   -   81,448   19,647
Gross margin       11,399   (393)   (970)   7,778   274   -   -   -   11,399   274
Gross margin (%)       12.3%   (0.3%)   (1.0%)   4.6%   1.4%   -%   -%   -%   12.3%   1.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses       1,475   1,120   362   676   520   -   -   -   1,475   520
Operating profit (loss)     $ 9,924 $ (1,513) $ (1,332) $ 7,102 $ (246) $ - $ - $ - $ 9,924 $ (246)
Depreciation and amortization(i)       20,154   25,892   19,166   10,513   -   -   -   -   20,154   -
EBITDA(ii)     $ 30,078 $ 24,379 $ 17,834 $ 17,615 $ (246) $ - $ - $ - $ 30,078 $ (246)

(i)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses. All sales of inventory purchased as part of the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition are accounted for as cash cost of sales.
(ii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measures" on page 17.
   

Three Months Ended April 30, 2014, Compared to Three Months Ended April 30, 2013
EKATI SALES
During the first quarter, the Company sold approximately 0.3 million carats from the Ekati Diamond Mine for a total of $92.8 million for an average price per carat of $359. Excluded from sales recorded in the first quarter were carats produced and sold from the processing of satellite material from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes as this material was excavated during the pre-stripping operations of the Misery Main pipe. The Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes have been designated as exploration targets, and are not currently classified as resources. The diamonds that have been recovered to date from this material display similar characteristics to diamonds from the Misery Main kimberlite pipe. During the first quarter, the Company sold an estimated 0.1 million carats of production from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipe material for estimated proceeds of $6.9 million for an average price per carat of $75, which includes the recovery of small diamonds. During pre-production, sales of diamonds recovered from the Misery South & Southwest material have been applied as a reduction of mining assets. At April 30, 2014, the Company had 0.8 million carats of Ekati Diamond Mine produced inventory with an estimated market value of approximately $200 million, compared to 0.5 million carats with an estimated market value of approximately $165 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in ending inventory is an estimated 0.1 million carats of Misery South & Southwest with an estimated market value of approximately $8 million.

Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the first quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $281 per carat based on the prices achieved in the May 2014 sale.

EKATI COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's cost of sales for the Ekati Diamond Mine during the first quarter was $81.4 million, resulting in a gross margin of 12.3% and an EBITDA margin of 32%, compared to a cost of sales of $19.6 million and a gross margin of 1.4% and an EBITDA margin of -1% for the period of April 10 to April 30, 2013. Cost of sales for the first quarter of the prior year reflected the purchase of inventory at market values as part of the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition. Cost of sales for the comparable quarter of the prior year would have been approximately $13 million excluding the market value adjustment made as part of the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition. There was no impact during the first quarter of the current fiscal year. At April 30, 2014, the Company had approximately $10 million remaining of inventory acquired as part of the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition, the majority of which are made up of production samples. The gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.

Consolidated cost of sales includes mining operating costs incurred at the Ekati Diamond Mine. During the first quarter, the Ekati cash cost of production was $89.9 million compared to $17.4 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the straight-line method over the remaining mine life.

The MD&A refers to cash cost of production, a non-IFRS performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well the Ekati Diamond Mine is performing compared to the mine plan and prior periods. Cash cost of production includes mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and administration, but is exclusive of amortization, capital, and exploration and development costs. Cash cost of production does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This performance measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the Ekati Diamond Mine's operations' cost of sales disclosed for the three months ended April 30, 2014.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)   Three months ended
April 30, 2014
Period April 10 to
April 30, 2013
Ekati cash cost of production $ 89,859 $ 17,381
Other cash costs   998   134,647
Total cash cost of production   90,857   152,028
Depreciation and amortization   31,601   6,544
Total cost of production   122,458   158,572
Adjusted for stock movements   (41,010)   (138,925)
Total cost of sales $ 81,448 $ 19,647

EKATI SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the Ekati Diamond Mine segment for the first quarter were $1.5 million, compared to $0.5 million for the period of April 10 to April 30, 2013.

OPERATIONAL UPDATE
During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Ekati Diamond Mine produced (on a 100% basis) 0.4 million carats from the processing of 0.9 million tonnes of ore from the reserves. Mining activities during the quarter were focused on ore production from the Fox open pit and Koala underground and pre-stripping operations at the Misery pushback open pit. The Company recovered 0.1 million carats from the processing of 0.1 million tonnes of inferred resource from the Koala North and Koala underground mines and an additional 0.1 million carats from the processing of 0.1 million tonnes of satellite material excavated from the Misery South Pipe & Southwest Extension during the pre-stripping of the Misery Main pipe. These diamond recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves statement and are therefore incremental to production.

The Company estimates that process plant improvements to date have increased the recovered grade during the first quarter by approximately 15% compared to the mine plan. Most of this incremental recovery is in smaller diamonds not currently included in reserves. Historically, the Ekati Diamond Mine has bypassed the recrush circuit in order to maximize process plant throughput and has not recovered the entrained diamonds within the coarse fraction of the tail rejects. The recrush circuit will likely be re-established by year end to further improve diamond recovery. Once the process improvements have been substantially completed the Company intends to incorporate the higher recovery rate into an updated reserves statement.

On April 30th, 2014, the Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) issued the Land use Permit for the Lynx Project and made recommendations to the Minster of Environment and Natural Resources for the Government of the Northwest Territories on an amendment on the Ekati Water Licence to incorporate the Lynx Project. On May 30, 2014, the Minister signed the amended Ekati Water Licence.

EKATI DIAMOND MINE PRODUCTION (100% SHARE)

 
For the three months ended April 30, 2014
Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
Koala 152 172 1.13
Koala North 82 71 0.87
Fox 671 231 0.34
Misery South & Southwest 56 86 1.52
Coarse Ore Rejects - - -
Total 962 561 0.58

For the period from April 10 to April 30, 2013
Pipe Ore processed
(000s tonnes)
Carats
(000s)
Grade
(carats/tonne)
Koala 22 16 1.21
Koala North 22 21 0.97
Fox 162 45 0.28
Misery South & Southwest - - -
Coarse Ore Rejects - - -
Total 206 82 0.58

Ekati Operations Outlook
PRODUCTION
In fiscal 2015, the Ekati Diamond Mine expects to process (on a 100% basis) approximately 2.6 million tonnes from mineral reserves and produce approximately 0.9 million carats. The Company expects to process approximately 1.7 million tonnes from the Fox pipe (including stockpiles) and approximately 0.9 million tonnes from the Koala underground operations split between Koala phase 5 and phase 6 & 7. As part of the Koala deposit, a small portion of inferred resources is extracted along with the reserves. This material is not included in the current production estimate, but will be processed along with the reserve ore and will be incremental to production. Mineral resources that are not reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Additional plant feed to keep the processing plant at capacity for the period will be sourced from satellite material from the Misery South & Southwest kimberlite pipes as well as the stockpile of coarse ore rejects. The Misery South & Southwest satellite bodies as well as the coarse ore rejects are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore considered incremental to production.

Production guidance for the Ekati Diamond Mine will be reviewed at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

PRICING
Based on the average prices per carat achieved by the Company in the latest sale which was held in May 2014, the Company has modeled the approximate rough diamond price per carat for the Ekati kimberlite process plant feed types below. The Ekati prices do not reflect the increased recovery of small diamonds from the improvements in processing so as to be consistent with the Company's current reserve estimates. The rough diamond price of the additional recovered small diamonds at Ekati is estimated at between $70 and $100 per carat.

Ore type   April/May 2014
sales cycle

Average price
per carat
(in US dollars)
Koala $ 395
Koala North   440
Fox   315
Misery South & Southwest   80-100
Coarse Ore Rejects   65-120
Recovered Small Diamonds   70-100

COST OF SALES AND CASH COST OF PRODUCTION
Based on the current mine plan for the Ekati Diamond Mine for fiscal 2015, the Company currently expects cost of sales at the Ekati Diamond Mine (on a 100% basis) in fiscal 2015 to be approximately $490 million (including depreciation and amortization of approximately $125 million). The cash cost of production at the Ekati Diamond Mine for fiscal 2015 is expected to be approximately $345 million (on a 100% basis) at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.10.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
The planned capital expenditures for the Core Zone at the Ekati Diamond Mine for fiscal 2015 (on a 100% basis) are expected to be approximately $180 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.10. The planned capital expenditures include approximately $95 million for the continued development of the Misery Pipe, consisting largely of mining costs to achieve ore release, and approximately $50 million towards the development of the Pigeon Pipe. During the first quarter, the Ekati Diamond Mine incurred capital expenditures of $49.2 million ($8.8 million for the period from April 10 to April 30, 2013).

Corporate

The Corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to the operations of the Diavik and Ekati diamond mines.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(quarterly results are unaudited)

                                         
    2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
    Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Sales $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
Cost of sales   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Gross margin   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -
Gross margin (%)   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%   -%
Selling, general and
  administrative expenses
  4,698   7,875   5,924   12,971   15,213   8,227   6,302   4,700   4,698   15,213
Operating loss $ (4,698) $ (7,875) $ (5,924) $ (12,971) $ (15,213) $ (8,227) $ (6,302) $ (4,700) $ (4,698) $ (15,213)
Depreciation and amortization(i)   342   451   378   363   305   304   306   286   342   305
EBITDA(ii) $ (4,356) $ (7,424) $ (5,546) $ (12,608) $ (14,908) $ (7,923) $ (5,996) $ (4,414) $ (4,356) $ (14,908)

(i)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(ii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measures" on page 17.

Three Months Ended April 30, 2014, Compared to Three Months Ended April 30, 2013
CORPORATE SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the Corporate segment during the quarter decreased by $10.5 million from the comparable quarter of the prior year, primarily due to $11.3 million of transaction costs related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition in the prior year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Working Capital
As at April 30, 2014, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $212.5 million and restricted cash of $115.6 million compared to $224.8 million and $113.6 million at January 31, 2014. The restricted cash is used to support letters of credit to the Government of the Northwest Territories of CDN $127 million in support of the reclamation obligations for the Ekati Diamond Mine. During the quarter ended April 30, 2014, the Company reported cash flow from operations of $27.7 million compared to a use of cash in operations of $9.5 million in the prior year.

As at April 30, 2014, the Company had 1.5 million carats of rough diamond inventory with an estimated market value of approximately $285 million, of which approximately $145 million represented inventory available for sale, with the remaining $140 million being sorted.

Working capital increased to $573.7 million at April 30, 2014 from $572.1 million at January 31, 2014. During the quarter, the Company increased accounts receivable from continuing operations by $7.4 million, decreased other current assets from continuing operations by $11.7 million, increased inventory and supplies from continuing operations by $58.7 million, increased trade and other payables from continuing operations by $41.1 million and decreased employee benefit plans from continuing operations by $2.3 million.

The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate year over year and quarter over quarter depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Company's mineral properties, seasonality of mine operating expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the year, and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Company's mineral properties and sold by the Company in the year.

The Company assesses liquidity and capital resources on a consolidated basis. The Company's requirements are for cash operating expenses, working capital, contractual debt requirements and capital expenditures. The Company believes that it will generate sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated requirements for the next 12 months.

Financing Activities
As at April 30, 2014, $nil and $nil was outstanding under the Company's revolving financing facility relating to its Belgian subsidiary, Dominion Diamond International NV, and its Indian subsidiary, Dominion Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively, compared to $27.9 million and $nil at April 30, 2013.

There were no significant transactions to note during the first quarter.

Investing Activities
During the first quarter, the Company purchased property, plant and equipment of $56.0 million for its continuing operations, of which $6.8 million was purchased for the Diavik Diamond Mine and $49.2 million for the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Contractual Obligations
The Company has contractual payment obligations with respect to interest-bearing loans and borrowings and, through its participation in the Diavik Joint Venture and the Ekati Diamond Mine, future site restoration costs at both the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mine level. Additionally, at the Diavik Joint Venture level, contractual obligations exist with respect to operating purchase obligations, as administered by DDMI, the operator of the mine. In order to maintain its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, DDDLP is obligated to fund 40% of the Diavik Joint Venture's total expenditures on a monthly basis. Not reflected in the table below are currently estimated capital expenditures for the calendar years 2014 to 2018 of approximately $78 million in the aggregate assuming a Canadian/US average exchange rate of $1.10 for each of the five years, representing DDDLP's current projected share of the currently planned capital expenditures (excluding the A-21 pipe) at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Also not reflected in the table below are currently estimated capital expenditures for the fiscal years 2015 to 2019 of approximately $400 million in the aggregate assuming a Canadian/US average exchange rate of $1.10 for each of the five years, representing the current planned capital expenditures (excluding the Jay pipe) at the Ekati Diamond Mine. The most significant contractual obligations for the ensuing five-year period can be summarized as follows:

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS           Less than     Year     Year     After
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)     Total     1 year     2-3     4-5     5 years
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (a)(b)   $ 4,950   $ 1,121   $ 2,241   $ 1,588   $ -
Environmental and participation agreements incremental commitments (c)     182,057     60,096     2,121     4,328     115,512
Operating lease obligations (d)     13,149     7,469     5,680     -     -
Total contractual obligations   $ 200,156   $ 68,686   $ 10,042   $ 5,916   $ 115,512

(a)     (i) Interest-bearing loans and borrowings presented in the foregoing table include current and long-term portions.
   
  (ii) The Company has available a $45.0 million revolving financing facility (utilization in either US dollars or Euros) with Antwerp Diamond Bank for inventory and receivables funding in connection with marketing activities through its Belgian subsidiary, Dominion Diamond International NV, and its Indian subsidiary, Dominion Diamond (India) Private Limited. Borrowings under the Belgian facility bear interest at the bank's base rate plus 1.5%. Borrowings under the Indian facility bear an interest rate of 14.5%. At April 30, 2014, $nil was outstanding under this facility relating to Dominion Diamond International NV and Dominion Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively. The facility is guaranteed by Dominion Diamond Corporation.
   
  (iii) The Company's first mortgage on real property has scheduled principal payments of approximately $0.2 million quarterly, may be prepaid at any time, and matures on September 1, 2018. On April 30, 2014, $4.2 million was outstanding on the mortgage payable.
   
(b)  Interest on loans and borrowings is calculated at various fixed and floating rates. Projected interest payments on the current debt outstanding were based on interest rates in effect at April 30, 2014, and have been included under interest-bearing loans and borrowings in the table above. Interest payments for the next 12 months are approximated to be $0.3 million.
   
(c)  Both the Diavik Joint Venture and the Ekati Diamond Mine, under environmental and other agreements, must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board, and the Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency, respectively. These agreements also state that the mines must provide security deposits for the performance of their reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. The operator of the Diavik Joint Venture has fulfilled such obligations for the security deposits by posting letters of credit, of which DDDLP's share as at April 30, 2014 was $58.9 million based on its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. There can be no assurance that the operator will continue its practice of posting letters of credit in fulfillment of this obligation, in which event DDDLP would be required to post its proportionate share of such security directly, which would result in additional constraints on liquidity. The requirement to post security for the reclamation and abandonment obligations may be reduced to the extent of amounts spent by the Diavik Joint Venture on those activities. In June 2013, the Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board ("WLWB") adjusted the total reclamation liability for the Ekati Diamond Mine (inclusive of the Sable property) to reflect the revised Interim Closure and Reclamation Plan, and this liability is currently set at CDN $264 million. The Company has as at April 30, 2014 posted letters of credit of CDN $127 million with the Government of the Northwest Territories supported by restricted cash in support of the reclamation obligations for the Ekati Diamond Mine, and has provided a proposal to the Government of the Northwest Territories on an appropriate form of security. The Company has provided a guarantee of CDN $20 million for other obligations under the environmental agreement. Both the Diavik and Ekati Diamond Mines have also signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of area Aboriginal bands. The actual cash outlay for obligations of the Diavik Joint Venture under these agreements is not anticipated to occur until later in the life of the mine. The actual cash outlay in respect of the Ekati Diamond Mine under these agreements includes annual payments and special project payments during the operation of the Ekati Diamond Mine.
   
(d)  Operating lease obligations represent future minimum annual rentals under non-cancellable operating leases at the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Non-IFRS Measures

In addition to discussing earnings measures in accordance with IFRS, the MD&A provides the following non-IFRS measures, which are also used by management to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Company.

Cash Cost of Production
The MD&A refers to cash cost of production, a non-IFRS performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well each of the Diavik Diamond Mine and Ekati Diamond Mine is performing compared to the mine plan and prior periods. Cash cost of production includes mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and administration, but is exclusive of amortization, capital, and exploration and development costs. Cash cost of production does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This performance measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS.

EBITDA and EBITDA Margin
The term EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as sales minus cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses, meaning it represents operating profit before depreciation and amortization. EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing EBITDA over total sales for the period.

Management believes that EBITDA and EBITDA margin are important indicators commonly reported and widely used by investors and analysts as an indicator of the Company's operating performance and ability to incur and service debt and as a valuation metric. EBITDA margin is defined as the ratio obtained by dividing EBITDA by sales and is a measurement for cash margins. The intent of EBITDA and EBITDA margin is to provide additional useful information to investors and analysts and such measures do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Other issuers may calculate EBITDA and EBITDA margins differently.

CONSOLIDATED                                            
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
                                           
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Operating profit (loss) from
continuing operations
    $ 30,694 $ 20,016 $ 4,509 $ 15,661 $ 10,459 $ 20,987 $ 5,574 $ 8,939 $ 30,694 $ 10,459
Depreciation and amortization         38,885   55,228   31,978   32,644   20,211   24,346   20,588   13,160   38,885   20,211
EBITDA from continuing operations     $ 69,579 $ 75,244 $ 36,487 $ 48,305 $ 30,670 $ 45,333 $ 26,162 $ 22,099 $ 69,579 $ 30,670
                                             
DIAVIK DIAMOND MINE SEGMENT                                            
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
                                           
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Operating profit     $ 25,468 $ 30,404 $ 11,765 $ 21,530 $ 25,918 $ 29,213 $ 11,876 $ 13,639 $ 25,468 $ 25,918
Depreciation and amortization       18,389   28,885   12,434   21,768   19,906   24,042   20,283   12,874   18,389   19,906
EBITDA     $ 43,857 $ 59,289 $ 24,199 $ 43,298 $ 45,824 $ 53,255 $ 32,159 $ 26,513 $ 43,857 $ 45,824
                                             
EKATI DIAMOND MINE SEGMENT                                            
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
                                           
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Operating profit (loss)     $ 9,924 $ (1,513) $ (1,332) $ 7,102 $ (246) $ - $ - $ - $ 9,924 $ (246)
Depreciation and amortization       20,154   25,892   19,166   10,513   -   -   -   -   20,154   -
EBITDA     $ 30,078 $ 24,379 $ 17,834 $ 17,615 $ (246) $ - $ - $ - $ 30,078 $ (246)
                                             
CORPORATE SEGMENT                                            
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
                                           
        2015   2014   2014   2014   2014   2013   2013   2013   Three
months
ended
April 30,
  Three
months
ended
April 30,
        Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   2014   2013
Operating profit (loss)     $ (4,698) $ (7,875) $ (5,924) $ (12,971) $ (15,213) $ (8,227) $ (6,302) $ (4,700) $ (4,698) $ (15,213)
Depreciation and amortization       342   451   378   363   305   304   306   286   342   305
EBITDA     $ (4,356) $ (7,424) $ (5,546) $ (12,608) $ (14,908) $ (7,923) $ (5,996) $ (4,414) $ (4,356) $ (14,908)

Risk and Uncertainties
The Company is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties as a result of its operations. In addition to the other information contained in this MD&A and the Company's other publicly filed disclosure documents, readers should give careful consideration to the following risks, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.

Nature of Mining
The Company's mining operations are subject to risks inherent in the mining industry, including variations in grade and other geological differences, unexpected problems associated with required water retention dikes, water quality, surface and underground conditions, processing problems, equipment performance, accidents, labour disputes, risks relating to the physical security of the diamonds, force majeure risks and natural disasters. Particularly with underground mining operations, inherent risks include variations in rock structure and strength as it impacts on mining method selection and performance, de-watering and water handling requirements, achieving the required crushed rock-fill strengths, and unexpected local ground conditions. Hazards, such as unusual or unexpected rock formations, rock bursts, pressures, collapses, flooding or other conditions, may be encountered during mining. Such risks could result in personal injury or fatality; damage to or destruction of mining properties, processing facilities or equipment; environmental damage; delays, suspensions or permanent reductions in mining production; monetary losses; and possible legal liability.

The Company's mineral properties, because of their remote northern location and access only by winter road or by air, are subject to special climate and transportation risks. These risks include the inability to operate or to operate efficiently during periods of extreme cold, the unavailability of materials and equipment, and increased transportation costs due to the late opening and/or early closure of the winter road. Such factors can add to the cost of mine development, production and operation and/or impair production and mining activities, thereby affecting the Company's profitability.

Nature of Interest in Diavik Diamond Mine
DDDLP holds an undivided 40% interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Diamond Mine and the exploration and development of the Diavik group of mineral claims is a joint arrangement between DDMI (60%) and DDDLP (40%), and is subject to the risks normally associated with the conduct of joint ventures and similar joint arrangements. These risks include the inability to exert influence over strategic decisions made in respect of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims, including the inability to control the timing and scope of capital expenditures, and risks that DDMI may change the mine plan. By virtue of DDMI's 60% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, it has a controlling vote in all Diavik Joint Venture management decisions respecting the development and operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the development of the Diavik group of mineral claims. Accordingly, DDMI is able to determine the timing and scope of future project capital expenditures, and therefore is able to impose capital expenditure requirements on DDDLP that the Company may not have sufficient cash to meet. A failure to meet capital expenditure requirements imposed by DDMI could result in DDDLP's interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims being diluted.

Diamond Prices and Demand for Diamonds
The profitability of the Company is dependent upon the Company's mineral properties and the worldwide demand for and price of diamonds. Diamond prices fluctuate and are affected by numerous factors beyond the control of the Company, including worldwide economic trends, worldwide levels of diamond discovery and production, and the level of demand for, and discretionary spending on, luxury goods such as diamonds. Low or negative growth in the worldwide economy, renewed or additional credit market disruptions, natural disasters or the occurrence of terrorist attacks or similar activities creating disruptions in economic growth could result in decreased demand for luxury goods such as diamonds, thereby negatively affecting the price of diamonds. Similarly, a substantial increase in the worldwide level of diamond production or the release of stocks held back during recent periods of lower demand could also negatively affect the price of diamonds. In each case, such developments could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.

Cash Flow and Liquidity
The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Company's mineral properties, the seasonality of mine operating expenses, exploration expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter, and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Company's mineral properties and sold by the Company in each quarter. The Company's principal working capital needs include investments in inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets, and accounts payable and income taxes payable. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to meet each or all of its liquidity requirements. A failure by the Company to meet its liquidity requirements could result in the Company failing to meet its planned development objectives, or in the Company being in default of a contractual obligation, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.

Economic Environment
The Company's financial results are tied to the global economic conditions and their impact on levels of consumer confidence and consumer spending. The global markets have experienced the impact of a significant US and international economic downturn since autumn 2008. A return to a recession or weak recovery, due to recent disruptions in financial markets in the US, the Eurozone or elsewhere, budget policy issues in the US and political upheavals in the Middle East, could cause the Company to experience revenue declines due to deteriorated consumer confidence and spending, and a decrease in the availability of credit, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The credit facilities essential to the diamond polishing industry are largely underwritten by European banks that are currently under stress. The withdrawal or reduction of such facilities could also have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The Company monitors economic developments in the markets in which it operates and uses this information in its continuous strategic and operational planning in an effort to adjust its business in response to changing economic conditions.

Currency Risk
Currency fluctuations may affect the Company's financial performance. Diamonds are sold throughout the world based principally on the US dollar price, and although the Company reports its financial results in US dollars, a majority of the costs and expenses of the Company's mineral properties are incurred in Canadian dollars. Further, the Company has a significant deferred income tax liability that has been incurred and will be payable in Canadian dollars. The Company's currency exposure relates to expenses and obligations incurred by it in Canadian dollars. The appreciation of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar, therefore, will increase the expenses of the Company's mineral properties and the amount of the Company's Canadian dollar liabilities relative to the revenue the Company will receive from diamond sales. From time to time, the Company may use a limited number of derivative financial instruments to manage its foreign currency exposure.

Licences and Permits
The Company's mining operations require licences and permits from the Canadian and Northwest Territories governments, and the process for obtaining and renewing such licences and permits often takes an extended period of time and is subject to numerous delays and uncertainties. Such licences and permits are subject to change in various circumstances. Failure to comply with applicable laws and regulations may result in injunctions, fines, criminal liability, suspensions or revocation of permits and licences and other penalties. There can be no assurance that DDMI, as the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, or the Company has been or will be at all times in compliance with all such laws and regulations and with its applicable licences and permits, or that DDMI or the Company will be able to obtain on a timely basis or maintain in the future all necessary licences and permits that may be required to explore and develop their properties, commence construction or operation of mining facilities and projects under development or to maintain continued operations.

Regulatory and Environmental Risks
The operation of the Company's mineral properties are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, exploration, development, production, taxes, labour standards, occupational health, waste disposal, mine safety and other matters. New laws and regulations, amendments to existing laws and regulations, or more stringent implementation or changes in enforcement policies under existing laws and regulations could have a material adverse effect on the Company by increasing costs and/or causing a reduction in levels of production from the Company's mineral properties.

Mining is subject to potential risks and liabilities associated with pollution of the environment and the disposal of waste products occurring as a result of mining operations. To the extent that the Company's operations are subject to uninsured environmental liabilities, the payment of such liabilities could have a material adverse effect on the Company.

The environmental agreements relating to the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Ekati Diamond Mine require that security be provided to cover estimated reclamation and remediation costs. The operator of the Diavik Joint Venture has fulfilled such obligations for the security deposits by posting letters of credit, of which DDDLP's share as at April 30, 2014 was $58 million based on its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. There can be no assurance that the operator will continue its practice of posting letters of credit in fulfillment of this obligation, in which event DDDLP would be required to post its proportionate share of such security directly, which would result in additional constraints on liquidity. In June 2013, the WLWB adjusted the total reclamation liability for the Ekati Diamond Mine (inclusive of the Sable property) to reflect the revised Interim Closure and Reclamation Plan, and this liability is currently set at CDN $264 million. The Company has as at April 30, 2014 posted letters of credit of CDN $127 million with the Government of the Northwest Territories supported by restricted cash in support of the reclamation obligations for the Ekati Diamond Mine, and has provided a proposal to the Government of the Northwest Territories on an appropriate form of security. The Company has provided a guarantee of CDN $20 million for other obligations under the environmental agreement. As reclamation and remediation cost estimates are updated and revised, the Company expects that it will be required to post additional security for those obligations, which could result in additional constraints on liquidity.

Climate Change
The Canadian government has established a number of policy measures in response to concerns relating to climate change. While the impact of these measures cannot be quantified at this time, the likely effect will be to increase costs for fossil fuels, electricity and transportation; restrict industrial emission levels; impose added costs for emissions in excess of permitted levels; and increase costs for monitoring and reporting. Compliance with these initiatives could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.

Resource and Reserve Estimates
The Company's figures for mineral resources and ore reserves are estimates, and no assurance can be given that the anticipated carats will be recovered. The estimation of reserves is a subjective process. Forecasts are based on engineering data, projected future rates of production and the timing of future expenditures, all of which are subject to numerous uncertainties and various interpretations. The Company expects that its estimates of reserves will change to reflect updated information as well as to reflect depletion due to production. Reserve estimates may be revised upward or downward based on the results of current and future drilling, testing or production levels, and on changes in mine design. In addition, market fluctuations in the price of diamonds or increases in the costs to recover diamonds from the Company's mineral properties may render the mining of ore reserves uneconomical.

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty that may attach to inferred mineral resources, there is no assurance that mineral resources will be upgraded to proven and probable ore reserves.

Insurance
The Company's business is subject to a number of risks and hazards, including adverse environmental conditions, industrial accidents, labour disputes, unusual or unexpected geological conditions, risks relating to the physical security of diamonds held as inventory or in transit, changes in the regulatory environment, and natural phenomena such as inclement weather conditions. Such occurrences could result in damage to the Company's mineral properties, personal injury or death, environmental damage to the Company's mineral properties, delays in mining, monetary losses and possible legal liability. Although insurance is maintained to protect against certain risks in connection with the Company's mineral properties and the Company's operations, the insurance in place will not cover all potential risks. It may not be possible to maintain insurance to cover insurable risks at economically feasible premiums.

Fuel Costs
The expected fuel needs for the Company's mineral properties are purchased periodically during the year for storage, and transported to the mine site by way of the winter road. These costs will increase if transportation by air freight is required due to a shortened "winter road season" or unexpected high fuel usage.

The cost of the fuel purchased is based on the then prevailing price and expensed into operating costs on a usage basis. The Company's mineral properties currently have no hedges for their future anticipated fuel consumption.

Reliance on Skilled Employees
Production at the Company's mineral properties is dependent upon the efforts of certain skilled employees. The loss of these employees or the inability to attract and retain additional skilled employees may adversely affect the level of diamond production.

The Company's success in marketing rough diamonds is dependent on the services of key executives and skilled employees, as well as the continuance of key relationships with certain third parties, such as diamantaires. The loss of these persons or the Company's inability to attract and retain additional skilled employees or to establish and maintain relationships with required third parties may adversely affect its business and future operations in marketing diamonds.

Labour Relations
The Company is party to a collective bargaining agreement at its Ekati Diamond Mine operation which will expire on August 31, 2014. The Company expects to begin re-negotiations on this labour agreement during the second quarter of calendar 2014. If the Company is unable to renew this agreement, or if the terms of any such renewal are materially adverse to the Company, then this could result in work stoppages and other labour disruptions, or otherwise materially impact the Company, all of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, results from operations and financial condition.

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, there were no changes in the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal controls over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting.

Critical Accounting Estimates
Management is often required to make judgments, assumptions and estimates in the application of IFRS that have a significant impact on the financial results of the Company. Certain policies are more significant than others and are, therefore, considered critical accounting policies. Accounting policies are considered critical if they rely on a substantial amount of judgment (use of estimates) in their application, or if they result from a choice between accounting alternatives and that choice has a material impact on the Company's financial performance or financial position.

The critical accounting estimates applied in the preparation of the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those applied and disclosed in the Company's MD&A for the year ended January 31, 2014.

Changes in Accounting Policies

(a)   New Accounting Standards Effective in 2014
     
    IFRIC 21 - Levies
    In May 2013, the IASB issued International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) 21, Levies. IFRIC 21 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014 and is to be applied retrospectively. IFRIC 21 provides guidance on accounting for levies in accordance with IAS 37, Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets. The interpretation defines a levy as an outflow from an entity imposed by a government in accordance with legislation and confirms that an entity recognizes a liability for a levy only when the triggering event specified in the legislation occurs. The Company has performed an assessment of the impact of IFRIC 21 and concluded it did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.
     
(b)   New Accounting Standards Issued but Not Yet Effective
     
    IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments
    In November 2009, the IASB issued IFRS 9 Financial Instruments as the first step in its project to replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. IFRS 9 retains but simplifies the mixed measurement model and establishes two primary measurement categories for financial assets: amortized cost and fair value. The basis of classification depends on an entity's business model and the contractual cash flows of the financial asset. Classification is made at the time the financial asset is initially recognized, namely when the entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Requirements for classification and measurement of financial liabilities were added in October 2010 and they largely carried forward existing requirements in IAS 39, except that fair value changes due to an entity's own credit risk for liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss would generally be recorded in other comprehensive income ("OCI") rather than the statement of income. In November 2013, IFRS 9 was amended to include guidance on hedge accounting.
     
    The IASB has tentatively decided to require an entity to apply IFRS 9 for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018, however, early adoption of the new standard is still permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.

Outstanding Share Information

As at May 31, 2014        
Authorized       Unlimited
Issued and outstanding shares       85,134,480
Options outstanding       2,695,819
Fully diluted       87,830,299

Additional Information
Additional information relating to the Company, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form, can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and is also available on the Company's website at www.ddcorp.ca.

 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(UNAUDITED) (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
 
      April 30, 2014     January 31, 2014
ASSETS            
Current assets            
 Cash and cash equivalents (note 4)   $ 212,468   $ 224,778
 Accounts receivable     25,598     20,879
 Inventory and supplies (note 5)     513,951     440,853
 Other current assets     15,414     27,156
      767,431     713,666
Property, plant and equipment     1,463,369     1,469,557
Restricted cash (note 4)     115,553     113,612
Other non-current assets     4,389     4,737
Deferred income tax assets     9,902     3,078
Total assets   $ 2,360,644   $ 2,304,650
             
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
Current liabilities            
 Trade and other payables   $ 145,463   $ 103,653
 Employee benefit plans     1,399     3,643
 Income taxes payable     46,068     33,442
 Current portion of interest-bearing loans and borrowings     822     794
      193,752     141,532
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings     3,349     3,504
Deferred income tax liabilities     226,341     242,563
Employee benefit plans     12,214     14,120
Provisions     433,908     430,968
Total liabilities     869,564     832,687
Equity            
 Share capital     508,570     508,523
 Contributed surplus     23,518     23,033
 Retained earnings     790,090     775,419
 Accumulated other comprehensive income     (2,050)     (2,447)
 Total shareholders' equity     1,320,128     1,304,528
 Non-controlling interest     170,952     167,435
Total equity     1,491,080     1,471,963
Total liabilities and equity   $ 2,360,644   $ 2,304,650
             
             
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(UNAUDITED) (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
 
            Three months
ended
April 30, 2014
  Three months ended
April 30, 2013
(Recast - Note 12)
Sales         $ 175,522 $ 108,837
Cost of sales           137,680   81,535
Gross margin           37,842   27,302
Selling, general and administrative expenses           7,148   16,843
Operating profit           30,694   10,459
Finance expenses           (3,310)   (2,742)
Exploration costs           (9,044)   (1,039)
Finance and other income           2,827   804
Foreign exchange (loss) gain           (947)   732
Profit before income taxes from continuing operations           20,220   8,214
Income tax expense           9,533   5,042
Net profit from continuing operations           10,687   3,172
Net profit from discontinued operations (Note 6)           -   502,656
Net profit         $ 10,687 $ 505,828
Net profit from continuing operations attributable to                
   Shareholders         $ 14,671 $ 3,504
   Non-controlling interest           (3,984)   (332)
Net profit (loss) attributable to                
   Shareholders         $ 14,671 $ 506,160
   Non-controlling interest           (3,984)   (332)
Earnings (loss) per share - continuing operations                
 Basic         $ 0.17 $ 0.04
   Diluted            0.17   0.04
Earnings per share                  
 Basic           0.17   5.96
   Diluted            0.17   5.89
Weighted average number of shares outstanding           85,125,476   84,890,564
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(UNAUDITED) (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
 
          Three month
ended
April 30, 2014
    Three month ended
April 30, 2013
(Recast - Note 12)
Net profit       $ 10,687   $ 505,828
Other comprehensive income                
Items that may be reclassified to profit                
      Net loss on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of $nil)         397     (10,735)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax         397     (10,735)
Total comprehensive income       $ 11,084   $ 495,093
   Comprehensive income from continuing operations       $ 11,084   $ 3,042
   Comprehensive income from discontinued operations         -     492,051
Comprehensive income attributable to                
   Shareholders       $ 15,068   $ 495,425
   Non-controlling interest         (3,984)     (332)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(UNAUDITED) (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
 
    Three months
ended April 30,
2014
  Three months
ended April 30,
2013
(Recast - Note12)
Common shares:        
Balance at beginning of period $ 508,523 $ 508,007
Issued during the period   47   394
Balance at end of period   508,570   508,401
Contributed surplus:        
Balance at beginning of period   23,033   20,387
Stock-based compensation expense   498   1,036
Exercise of stock options   (13)   -
Balance at end of period   23,518   21,423
Retained earnings:        
Balance at beginning of period   775,419   295,738
Net profit attributable to common shareholders   14,671   506,160
Balance at end of period   790,090   801,898
Accumulated other comprehensive income:        
Balance at beginning of period   (2,447)   6,357
Other comprehensive income        
Items that may be reclassified to profit        
      Net loss on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of $nil)   397   (10,735)
Balance at end of period   (2,050)   (4,378)
Non-controlling interest:        
Balance at beginning of period   167,435   763
Non-controlling interest   (3,984)   152,464
Contributions made by minority partners   7,501   -
Balance at end of period   170,952   153,227
Total equity $ 1,491,080 $ 1,480,571
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(UNAUDITED) (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
 
    Three months
ended
April 30, 2014
   Three months ended
 April 30, 2013
 (Recast - note 12)
Cash provided by (used in)        
Operating        
Net profit $ 10,687 $ 505,828
 Depreciation and amortization   38,885   20,211
 Deferred income tax recovery   (23,195)   (8,397)
 Current income tax expense   32,728   13,439
 Finance expenses   3,310   2,742
 Stock-based compensation   498   1,036
   Other non-cash items   3,115   (859)
 Foreign exchange (gain) loss   (210)   (1,037)
 Loss on disposition of assets   862   362
   Gain on sale of assets   (2,375)   -
Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses   (15,568)   (28,671)
Cash provided by operating activities   48,737   504,654
   Interest paid   (384)   (1,212)
 Income and mining taxes paid   (20,679)   (10,249)
Cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations   27,674   493,193
Cash used in operating activities - discontinued operations   -   (502,656)
Net cash from (used in) operating activities   27,674   (9,463)
FINANCING        
Increase (decrease) in interest-bearing loans and borrowings   (194)   (196)
Increase in revolving credit   -   27,863
Decrease in revolving credit   -   (1,128)
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs   34   394
Contribution from non-controlling interest   10,816   -
Cash provided from financing activities - continuing operations   10,656   26,933
Cash provided from financing activities - discontinued operations   -   -
Cash provided from financing activities   10,656   26,933
INVESTING        
Acquisition of Ekati   -   (490,925)
Proceeds from sale of assets   3,726    
Property, plant and equipment   (56,023)   (19,718)
Net proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   585   1,796
Other non-current assets   672   (3,125)
Cash provided in investing activities - continuing operations   (51,040)   (511,972)
Cash provided in investing activities - discontinued operations   -   746,738
Cash used in investing activities   (51,040)   234,766
Foreign exchange effect on cash balances   2,341   354
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   (10,369)   252,590
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   338,390   104,313
Cash and equivalents, end of period   328,021   356,903
Less cash and equivalents of discontinued operations, end of period   -   -
Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations, end of period $ 328,021 $ 356,903
Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses        
Accounts receivable   (7,384)   (3,182)
Inventory and supplies   (58,655)   (31,011)
Other current assets   11,739   1,780
Trade and other payables   41,076   4,735
Employee benefit plans   (2,344)   (993)
  $ (15,568) $ (28,671)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

APRIL 30, 2014 WITH COMPARATIVE FIGURES
(TABULAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE NOTED)

Note 1:
Nature of Operations
Dominion Diamond Corporation is focused on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds to the global market.

The Company is incorporated and domiciled in Canada and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DDC". The address of its registered office is Toronto, Ontario.

The Company has ownership interests in the Diavik and the Ekati group of mineral claims. The Diavik Joint Venture (the "Diavik Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines (2012) Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership ("DDDLP") (40%) where DDDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England, and DDDLP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Diamond Corporation. The Company records its interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Joint Venture in its consolidated financial statements with a one-month lag. The accounting policies described below include those of the Diavik Joint Venture.

On April 10, 2013, the Company completed the $553.1 million acquisition from BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and its various affiliates of all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including assuming control over the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium (the "Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition"). The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. As a result of the completion of the Ekati Diamond Mine Acquisition the Company acquired an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone. The Company controls and consolidates the Ekati Diamond Mine and minority shareholders are presented as non-controlling interests within the consolidated financial statements.

On March 26, 2013, the Company completed the sale of Harry Winston, Inc. (the "Luxury Brand Segment") to Swatch Group. The operations of the Luxury Brand Segment have been presented as discontinued operations for reporting purposes. See note 6.

Note 2:
Basis of Preparation

(a) Statement of compliance
These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements ("interim financial statements") have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, "Interim Financial Reporting" ("IAS 34"). The accounting policies applied in these unaudited interim financial statements are consistent with those used in the annual audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2014, except as disclosed in Note 3.

These interim financial statements do not include all disclosures required by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") for annual audited consolidated financial statements and accordingly should be read in conjunction with the Company's annual audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2014 prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB.

(b) Currency of presentation
These interim financial statements are expressed in United States dollars, which is the functional currency of the Company. All financial information presented in United States dollars has been rounded to the nearest thousand.

(c) Use of estimates, judgments and assumptions
The preparation of the interim financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and reported amounts of assets and liabilities and contingent liabilities at the date of the interim financial statements, and the reported amounts of sales and expenses during the reporting period. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on management's experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. However, actual outcomes can differ from these estimates.

Note 3:
Significant Accounting Policies

(a) New Accounting Standards Effective in 2014

IFRIC 21 - Levies
In May 2013, the IASB issued International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) 21, Levies. IFRIC 21 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014 and is to be applied retrospectively. IFRIC 21 provides guidance on accounting for levies in accordance with IAS 37, Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets. The interpretation defines a levy as an outflow from an entity imposed by a government in accordance with legislation and confirms that an entity recognizes a liability for a levy only when the triggering event specified in the legislation occurs. The Company has performed an assessment of the impact of IFRIC 21 and concluded it did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

(b) New Accounting Standards Issued but not yet Effective

IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments
In November 2009, the IASB issued IFRS 9 Financial Instruments as the first step in its project to replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. IFRS 9 retains but simplifies the mixed measurement model and establishes two primary measurement categories for financial assets: amortized cost and fair value. The basis of classification depends on an entity's business model and the contractual cash flows of the financial asset. Classification is made at the time the financial asset is initially recognized, namely when the entity becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Requirements for classification and measurement of financial liabilities were added in October 2010 and they largely carried forward existing requirements in IAS 39, except that fair value changes due to an entity's own credit risk for liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss would generally be recorded in OCI rather than the statement of income. In November 2013, IFRS 9 was amended to include guidance on hedge accounting.

The IASB has tentatively decided to require an entity to apply IFRS 9 for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018, however, early adoption of the new standard is still permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the standard on its consolidated financial statements.

Note 4:
Cash and Cash Equivalents

        April 30, 2014      
January 31, 2014
Cash on hand and balances with banks     $ 212,468     $ 224,778
Restricted cash       115,553       113,612
Total cash and cash equivalents     $ 328,021     $ 338,390

The Company has provided CDN $127 million in letters of credit to the Government of the Northwest Territories, supported by restricted cash for the reclamation obligations for the Ekati Diamond Mine.

Note 5:
Inventory and Supplies

          April 30, 2014      
January 31, 2013
Stockpile ore       $ 36,077     $ 38,475
Rough diamonds - work in progress         113,169       139,520
Rough diamonds - finished goods (available for sale)         120,317       35,573
Supplies inventory         244,388       227,285
Total inventory and supplies       $ 513,951     $ 440,853

Total inventory and supplies is net of a provision for obsolescence of $0.5 million ($0.6 million at January 31, 2014).

Note 6:
Assets Held for Sale (Discontinued Operations)
On March 26, 2013, the Company completed the sale of Harry Winston Inc. (the "Luxury Brand Segment") to Swatch Group. Continuing operations no longer includes the operations of the Luxury Brand Segment and the results of this segment are now treated as discontinued operations for reporting purposes.

Results of the discontinued operations are presented separately as net profit from discontinued operations in the unaudited interim consolidated statements of income, and comparative periods have been adjusted accordingly.

                 
                Three months
ended April 30,
2013
(Recast - Note 12)
Sales             $ 63,799
Cost of sales               (31,355)
Other expenses               (30,964)
Other income and foreign exchange gain (loss)               (1,551)
Net income tax (expense) recovery               (186)
Net profit (loss) from discontinued operations before gain             $ (257)
Gain on sale             $ 502,913
Net profit from discontinued operations             $ 502,656
Earnings per share - discontinued operations                
 Basic               5.91
   Diluted                5.85

Note 7:
Diavik Joint Venture
The following represents DDDLP's 40% interest in the net assets and operations of the Diavik Joint Venture as at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

                 
        March 31, 2014       December 31, 2013
Current assets     $ 106,292     $ 97,078
Non-current assets       603,335       618,141
Current liabilities       48,921       31,296
Non-current liabilities and participant's account       660,706       683,923
                 
        Three months
ended
March 31,
2014
      Three months
ended March
31, 2013
Expenses net of interest income of $nil (2013 - $nil)(a)     $ 59,095     $ 66,647
Cash flows used in operating activities       (39,518)       (44,828)
Cash flows resulting from financing activities       44,593       53,159
Cash flows used in investing activities       (5,076)       (10,711)
(a) The Joint Venture only earns interest income.

DDDLP is contingently liable for DDMI's portion of the liabilities of the Diavik Joint Venture, and to the extent DDDLP's participating interest has increased because of the failure of DDMI to make a cash contribution when required, DDDLP would have access to an increased portion of the assets of the Diavik Joint Venture to settle these liabilities. Additional information on commitments and contingencies related to the Diavik Joint Venture is found in note 9.

Note 8:
Related Party Disclosure
There were no material related party transaction in fiscal year 2015 and 2014 other than compensation of key management personnel.

(a) Operational information

The Company had the following investments in significant subsidiaries at April 30, 2014:

                 
Name of company       Effective interest       Country of incorporation
Dominion Diamond Holdings Ltd.       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond (India) Private Limited       100%       India
Dominion Diamond International N.V.       100%       Belgium
Dominion Diamond Marketing Corporation       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond (UK) Limited       100%       England
6019838 Canada Inc.       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond Resources Corporation       100%       Canada
Dominion Diamond Marketing N.V.       100%       Belgium

Note 9:
Commitments and Guarantees

Contractual Obligations       Less than   Year   Year   After
    Total   1 year   2-3   4-5   5 years
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings $ 4,950 $ 1,121 $ 2,241 $ 1,588 $ -
Environmental and participation agreements incremental commitments (a)(b)   182,057   60,096   2,121   4,328   115,512
Operating lease obligations (c)   13,149   7,469   5,680   -   -
Total contractual obligations $ 200,156 $ 68,686 $ 10,042 $ 5,916 $ 115,512

(a) Environmental agreements
Through negotiations of environmental and other agreements, both the Diavik Joint Venture and the Ekati Diamond Mine must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board, and the Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency, respectively. Further funding will be required in future years; however, specific amounts have not yet been determined. These agreements also state that the mines must provide security for the performance of their reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. DDDLP's share of the letters of credit outstanding posted by the operator of the Diavik Joint Venture with respect to the environmental agreements as at April 30, 2014 was $59 million. The agreement specifically provides that these funding requirements will be reduced by amounts incurred by the Diavik Joint Venture on reclamation and abandonment activities. The Company has posted letters of credit of CDN $127 million with the Government of the Northwest Territories supported by restricted cash in support of the reclamation obligations for the Ekati Diamond Mine.

The Company has provided a guarantee of CDN $20 million to the Government of the Northwest Territories for other obligations under the environmental agreement.

(b) Participation agreements
Both the Diavik Joint Venture and the Ekati Diamond Mine have signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of the Aboriginal bands. The Diavik participation agreements are each for an initial term of twelve years and shall be automatically renewed on terms to be agreed upon for successive periods of six years thereafter until termination. The Diavik participation agreements terminate in the event that the Diavik Diamond Mine permanently ceases to operate. The Ekati Diamond Mine participation agreements are in place during the life of the Ekati Diamond Mine and the agreements terminate in the event the mine ceases to operate.

(c) Operating lease commitments
The Company has entered into non-cancellable operating leases for the rental of fuel tanks and office premises for the Ekati Diamond Mine, which expire at various dates through 2016. The leases have varying terms, escalation clauses and renewal rights. Any renewal terms are at the option of the lessee at lease payments based on market prices at the time of renewal. Minimum rent payments under operating leases are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, including any periods of free rent.

Note 10:
Financial Instruments
The Company has various financial instruments comprising cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, trade and other payables, and interest-bearing loans and borrowings.

Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on hand and balances with banks and short-term investments held in overnight deposits with a maturity on acquisition of less than 90 days. Cash and cash equivalents, which are designated as held-for-trading, are carried at fair value based on quoted market prices and are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy established by the IASB.

The fair value of accounts receivable is determined by the amount of cash anticipated to be received in the normal course of business from the financial asset.

The Company's interest-bearing loans and borrowings are for the most part fully secured, hence the fair values of these instruments at April 30, 2014 are considered to approximate their carrying value.

The carrying values and estimated fair values of these financial instruments are as follows:

  April 30, 2014 January 31, 2014
    Estimated
fair value
  Carrying
value
  Estimated
fair value
  Carrying
value
Financial assets                
 Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash $ 328,021 $ 328,021 $ 338,390 $ 338,390
 Accounts receivable   25,598   25,598   20,879   20,879
  $ 353,619 $ 353,619 $ 359,269 $ 359,269
Financial liabilities                
 Trade and other payables $ 145,463 $ 145,463 $ 103,653 $ 103,653
 Interest-bearing loans and borrowings   4,171   4,171   4,298   4,298
  $ 149,634 $ 149,634 $ 107,951 $ 107,951

Note 11:
Segmented Information
The reportable segments are those operations whose operating results are reviewed by the Chief Executive Officer to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance provided those operations pass certain quantitative thresholds. Operations whose revenues, earnings or losses, or assets exceed 10% of the total consolidated revenue, earnings or losses, or assets are reportable segments.

In order to determine reportable segments, management reviewed various factors, including geographical locations and managerial structure. It was determined by management that the Company operates in three segments within the diamond industry - Diavik Diamond Mine, Ekati Diamond Mine and Corporate - for the three months ended April 30, 2014.

The Diavik segment consists of the Company's 40% ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims and the sale of rough diamonds. The Ekati segment consists of the Company's ownership interest in the Ekati group of mineral claims and the sale of rough diamonds. The Corporate segment captures all costs not specifically related to the operations of the Diavik and Ekati diamond mines.

                 
For the three months ended April 30, 2014   Diavik   Ekati   Corporate   Total
Sales                
  North America $ - $ - $ - $ -
 Europe   73,918   88,469   -   162,387
 India   8,757   4,378   -   13,135
 Total sales   82,675   92,847   -   175,522
Cost of sales                
 Depreciation and amortization   18,287   20,154   -   38,441
 All other costs   37,945   61,294   -   99,239
 Total cost of sales   56,232   81,448   -   137,680
Gross margin   26,443   11,399   -   37,842
Gross margin (%)   32.0%   12.3%   -%   21.6%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                
 Selling and related expenses   975   1,475   -   2,450
 Administrative expenses           4,698   4,698
 Total selling, general and administrative expenses   975   1,475   4,698   7,148
Operating profit (loss)   25,468   9,924   (4,698)   30,694
Finance expenses   (904)   (2,406)   -   (3,310)
Exploration costs   (353)   (8,691)   -   (9,044)
Finance and other income   2,922   (95)   -   2,827
Foreign exchange gain (loss)   (93)   (854)   -   (947)
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ 27,040 $ (2,122) $ (4,698) $ 20,220
Segmented assets as at April 30, 2014                
 Canada $ 883,020 $ 1,361,939 $ - $ 2,244,959
 Other foreign countries   63,064   52,621   -   115,685
  $ 946,084 $ 1,414,560 $ - $ 2,360,644
Capital expenditures $ (6,779) $ (49,244) $ - $ (56,023)
Inventory   141,845   372,106   -   513,951
Total liabilities   30,816   838,748   -   869,564
Other significant non-cash items:                
 Deferred income tax recovery $ (12,041) $ (11,154) $ - $ (23,195)
                 
Sales to one customer totalled $25 million for the three months ended April 30, 2014.

For the three months ended April 30, 2013   Diavik   Ekati
(Recast -
Note 12)
  Corporate   Total
Sales                
 North America $ 6,179 $ - $ - $ 6,179
 Europe   61,642   19,921   -   81,563
  India   21,095   -   -   21,095
 Total sales   88,916   19,921   -   108,837
Cost of sales                
 Depreciation and amortization   19,542   -   -   19,542
 All other costs   42,346   19,647   -   61,993
 Total cost of sales   61,888   19,647   -   81,535
Gross margin   27,028   274   -   27,302
Gross margin (%)   30.4%   1.4%   -%   25.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                
 Selling and related expenses   1,110   520   -   1,630
 Administrative expenses   -   -   15,213   15,213
 Total selling, general and administrative expenses   1,110   520   15,213   16,843
Operating profit (loss)   25,918   (246)   (15,213)   10,459
Finance expenses   (2,019)   (723)   -   (2,742)
Exploration costs   (1,039)   -   -   (1,039)
Finance and other income   540   264   -   804
Foreign exchange gain (loss)   1,560   (828)   -   732
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ 24,960 $ (1,533) $ (15,213) $ 8,214
Segmented assets as at April 30, 2013                
 Canada $ 1,177,853 $ 1,203,112 $ - $ 2,380,965
 Other foreign countries   27,663   3,003   -   30,666
  $ 1,205,516 $ 1,206,115 $ - $ 2,411,631
Capital expenditures $ (10,154) $ (8,780) $ (784) $ (19,718)
Inventory   154,561   285,225   -   439,786
Total liabilities   306,618   625,351   -   931,969
Other significant non-cash items:                
 Deferred income tax recovery $ (4,474) $ (3,923) $ - $ (8,397)

Note 12:
Recast

As a result of reflecting the final purchase price adjustments relating to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition retrospectively, the interim financial statements for the three months ended April 30, 2013 have been recast. For the three months ended April 30, 2013, finance expense decreased by $1.3 million, whereas income tax expense increased by $0.3 million. In addition, the Company has reclassified $5.3 million from gain on sale of the Luxury Brand Segment to other comprehensive income in connection with the actuarial gain/losses that should not have been reclassified to profit. As a result, net profit attributed to common shareholders increased by $6.2 million.

SOURCE Dominion Diamond Corporation

For further information:

Mr. Richard Chetwode, Vice President, Corporate Development - +44 (0) 7720-970-762 or
rchetwode@ddcorp.ca

Ms. Kelley Stamm, Manager, Investor Relations - (416) 205-4380 or kstamm@ddcorp.ca