Almonty Announces the Filing of its Financial Statements and MD&A for the Three and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2014

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INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL WEDNESAY AUGUST 27, 2014 AT 8:30am EST

Revenue of $7.4 million and EBITDA1 of $4.0 million and Net Loss of $0.0 million and record operating cash flow of $5.0 million for Q3 2014

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Almonty Industries Inc. ("Almonty" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AII) today announced the filing of its unaudited consolidated interim financial statements and management discussion & analysis ("MD&A") for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2014.  Unless otherwise indicated, all currency amounts contained in this news release are in thousands of Canadian dollars.

Almonty reported revenue of $7,368, gross profit of $5,112 representing a gross profit margin of 69.4%, EBITDA1 of $4,023, net loss of ($13) and operating cash flow of $5,029 for the three month period ended June 30, 2014.

Summary operating information:


Nine Months

Ended June 30,

2014

 Nine Months

Ended June 30,

2013

Three Months

Ended June 30,

2014

Three Months

Ended June 30,

2013

Year Ended

September 30,

2013

Year Ended

September 30,

2012

Ore treated (tonnes)

360,988

339,074

111,082

114,347

456,895

476,591

WO3 concentrate produced (MTU)

65,316

47,796

23,533

12,336

67,435

65,848

WO3 concentrate sold (MTU)

66,652

52,119

24,266

12,963

66,807

66,419

Sales revenue (US$ million)

19.3

13.7

7.0

3.7

17.8

21.5

Cash operating costs (US$/MTU)

119

160

114

198

177

183

Cash operating costs (€/MTU)

80

123

83

152

135

141

Ore mined (tonnes)

332,125

400,974

112,960

113,160

556,861

462,221

Average grade WO3 mined

0.51%

0.34%

0.53%

0.28%

0.33%

0.28%

Average WO3 recovery rate

52.6%

56.3%

52.1%

46.0%

55.2%

57.8%

 

Production volumes for both the three and nine month period ended June 30, 2014 continued on pace with the sales volume and production recorded during Q2 2014 and were at  record levels for the nine month period.  Production increased 87.2% and 27.9% over the three and nine month comparative periods from 2013.  Operating cash costs in US $ decreased 42.4% and 25.6% over the three and nine month comparative periods.

APT prices average US$ 370/MTU and US$375/MTIU for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2014 (US$365/MTU and US$339/MTU for the three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2013).

The following financial information is for three and nine month periods ended June 30, 2014 and 2013:   

 



Three Months

Ended

June 30,

 2014

$'000

Three Months

Ended

June 30,

 2013

$'000

Three Months

Ended

March 31,

 2014

$'000

Gross Revenue


7,368

3,574

8,327

Cost of sales


2,256

2,179

2,468

Gross profit


5,112

1,395

5,859

General and administrative costs


751

780

956

Other expense (income)


338

81

259

Non-cash compensation costs (options issued to directors, officers and key management)


-

166

-

Earnings (loss) before the undernoted items


4,023

368

4,644

Depreciation and amortization


3,924

1,421

2,118

Interest expense


112

76

100

Loss due to fire


-

527

-

Net income (loss) for the period


(13)

(1,656)

2,426

Income (loss) per share basic


$0.00

($0.04)

$0.07

Income (loss) per share diluted


$0.00

($0.04)

$0.07

Dividends


-

-

-






Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities


5,029

(36)

1,140

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities


(3,886)

(3,352)

(2,791)

Cash flows provided by (used in)financing activities


2,777

5,949

1,670



















Nine Months

Ended

June 30,

 2014

$'000

Nine Months

Ended

June 30,

 2013

$'000

Gross Revenue



21,158

13,611

Cost of sales



7,220

7,138

Gross profit



13,938

6,473

General and administrative costs



2,511

2,318

Other expense (income)



502

127

Non-cash compensation costs (options issued to directors, officers and key management)



56

196

Earnings (loss) before the undernoted items



10,869

3,822

Depreciation and amortization



7,108

4,414

Interest expense



304

117

Loss from fire



-

527

Net income (loss) for the period



3,457

(1,226)

Income (loss) per share basic



$0.09

($0.03)

Income (loss) per share diluted



$0.09

($0.03)

Dividends



-

-






Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities



8,775

4,526

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities



(9,536)

(8,631)

Cash flows provided by (used in)financing activities



3,859

5,918














June 30, 2014

September 30, 2013

Cash



4,154

1,083

Restricted cash



-

237

Total assets



43,562

36,676

Long-term trade payables



648

617

Long-term debt



10,775

5,946

Capital lease obligations



333

108

Shareholders' equity



25,421

21,857






Other





Outstanding shares ('000)



36,787

37,044

Weighted average outstanding shares ('000)






Basic



36,916

37,044


Fully diluted (treasury method)



36,923

37,044

Closing share price



$0.76

$0.93

 

Lewis Black, Chief Executive Officer of Almonty commented, "Almonty has been able to maintain the robust production and sales volumes in Q3 and is on pace to match or exceed them again in Q4. The efficiency gains and our focus on cost control are continuing to pay off and should be further enhanced as our tungsten recovery rate improves going forward.  This quarter saw us complete mining activity on one pit with a high capitalized cost base that we inherited at the time of the acquisition of the Los Santos Project.  This led to a higher than anticipated amortization charge during Q3 that had a negative impact on net income and earnings per share but did not impact operating cash flow, which reached record levels during the quarter.  The return of mining activity to the main pits at Los Santos should see Almonty's financial performance improve significantly in Q4 and during fiscal 2015."

A teleconference to review the third quarter results will be held at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday August 27, 2014. Representing management will be Lewis Black, chairman, president & chief executive officer, and Dennis Logan, chief financial officer. A question and answer period will follow brief remarks from management.

To participate in the teleconference:

  • if calling from North America: +1-888-390-0546
  • if calling from outside North America: +1-416-764-8688

An archive of the conference call will be available until September 27, 2014.

To access the archive:

  • from North America: +1 888-390-0541 (pass code: 475068)
  • from outside North America: +1-416-764-8677 (pass code: 475068)

About Almonty

The principal business of Toronto, Canada based Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX-V: AII) is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its tungsten mine at the Los Santos Project.  The Los Santos Project was acquired by Almonty in September 2011.  The Los Santos Project is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate.  Almonty also has an option to acquire a 100% ownership interest in the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in north western Spain.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

When used in this press release, the words "estimate", "project", "belief", "anticipate", "intend", "expect", "plan", "predict", "may" or "should" and the negative of these words or such variations thereon or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. This press release contains forward-looking statements and information including, without limitation, production volumes, tungsten recovery rates, unit costs, future APT prices and future financial performance. These statements and information are based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and reflect Almonty's current expectations.

The forward-looking statements and information in this press release include information relating to the intentions of management. Such statements and information reflect the current view of Almonty with respect to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in those forward-looking statements and information.  By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors and assumptions which may cause actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. Almonty cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on Almonty's forward-looking statements and information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.

Almonty has also assumed that material factors will not cause any forward-looking statements and information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF ALMONTY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS PRESS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE ALMONTY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.


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1  EBITDA is a non-GAAP metric of the Company's financial performance that measures earnings prior to deductions of interest,      taxes, depreciation and amortization.

SOURCE Almonty Industries Inc.

For further information: Dennis Logan, Director & Chief Financial Officer, Telephone: (647) 438-9766, Email: info@almonty.com