Eldorado Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial and Operational Results

Gold production of 181,160 ounces, All-In Sustaining Costs of $900 per ounce

TSX: ELD  NYSE: EGO

VANCOUVER, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ - For the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, Eldorado Gold Corporation, ("Eldorado" or "the Company") reports gold production of 181,160 ounces (Q2 2014: 200,551 oz) with average cash costs of $569 per ounce (Q2 2014: $489/oz).  Adjusted net earnings for the quarter were $17.0 million ($0.02 per share) compared to $35.9 million ($0.05 per share) in Q2 2014.

Paul Wright, Chief Executive Officer said: "This was another strong quarter for Eldorado.  The Company remains focused on executing its long-term growth plan, while our operational teams continue to operate in accordance with our internal plans, producing 181,160 ounces of gold with all in sustaining cash costs of $900 per ounce." 

"The teams in Turkey and China again delivered another operationally solid quarter. The Project Permit Approval at Eastern Dragon is a reflection of the perseverance and hard work put forth by the team in China.  In Greece, our 2,000 employees and contractors continued to advance Eldorado's next phase of growth at Skouries and Olympias.  Finally, we demonstrated the potential of our organic growth pipeline by delivering two solid feasibility studies as starting points at both the Certej and Tocantinzinho projects."

"Based on the strong first half of the year, we are updating our 2015 production guidance to be 690,000 ounces of gold at average cash costs of $590 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs of $925 per ounce."

Second Quarter Highlights

Financial

  • Gold production of 181,160 ounces (including production from tailings retreatment at Olympias).
  • Adjusted net earnings of $17.0 million ($0.02 per share). Net loss attributable to shareholders of the Company was $198.6 million ($0.28 per share), primarily due to the recorded impairment loss at Certej of $214.1 million (net of deferred income tax recovery).
  • Gold revenues were $204.2 million on sales of 170,056 ounces of gold at an average realized gold price of $1,201 per ounce.
  • Liquidity of $824.8 million, including $449.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and term deposits, and $375.0 million in undrawn lines of credit.
  • All-in sustaining cash costs averaged $900 per ounce; cash operating costs averaged $569 per ounce.
  • On July 30, 2015, the Company declared that it will pay a dividend of CDN$0.01 per Common Share on August 26, 2015 to the holders of the Company's outstanding Common Shares as the close of business on the record date of August 17, 2015.

Throughout this press release we use cash operating cost per ounce, total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining cost per ounce, gross profit from gold mining operations, adjusted net earnings and cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital as additional measures of Company performance. These are non IFRS measures. Please see our MD&A for an explanation and discussion of these non IFRS measures. All dollar amounts in US dollars unless stated otherwise.

Operational

  • Significant developments at Skouries: multiple foundations completed, initial stripping from open pit complete, process equipment deliveries commenced and installation of flotation equipment began.
  • Receipt of the Eastern Dragon Project Permit Approval; site works recommenced.
  • Operational and implementation plans for Olympias Phase II finalized, with an estimated ~$618 million of pre-tax revenue generated during the first five years of the Phase II operations (excluding ramp-up in 2016).
  • Positive Feasibility Study at the Certej Project completed.
  • Positive Feasibility Study at Tocantinzinho completed.

Second Quarter Financial Results




($ millions except as noted)

Q2 2015

Q2 2014


Revenues

$214.2

$265.0


Gold revenues

$204.2

$247.6


Gold sold (ounces)

170,056

190,621


Average realized gold price (per ounce)

$1,201

$1,299


Cash operating costs (per ounce sold)

$569

$489


Total cash cost (per ounce sold)

$618

$549


All-in sustaining cash cost (per ounce sold)

$900

$829


Gross profit from gold mining operations

$61.4

$102.1


Adjusted net earnings

$17.0

$35.9


Net profit (loss) attributable to shareholders of the Company

($198.6)

$37.6


Earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders of the Company – Basic (US$/share)

($0.28)

$0.05


Earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders of the Company – Diluted (US$/share)

($0.28)

$0.05


Dividends paid (Cdn$/share)

$0.00

$0.00


Cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital

$61.9

$92.2

Gold sales volumes and realized prices fell year over year, which impacted gold revenues and gross profit from gold mining operations. The decrease in sales volumes was due to lower sales at Tanjianshan as a result of June gold production being shipped after quarter end. Sales volumes during the quarter were also impacted by lower production at Kisladag, Jinfeng and White Mountain year over year. Cash operating costs per ounce increased year over year at all mines except Efemcukuru. General and administrative costs fell $5.9 million year over year mainly due to lower costs in the Company's Vancouver and Ankara offices as a result of a weakening in the Canadian and Turkish currencies in relation to the US dollar. Interest and financing costs fell $3.1 million due to an increase in the capitalization of bond interest on the Company's Greek development projects.

Loss attributable to shareholders of the Company was $198.6 million (or $0.28 per share) for the quarter compared with profit of $37.6 million (or $0.05 per share) in the second quarter of 2014. During the quarter the Company recorded an impairment loss of $214.1 million (net of deferred income tax recovery) related to Certej. Based on the technical assumptions of the feasibility study completed in the second quarter, the Company assessed the recoverable amounts of property, plant and equipment for Certej and concluded that the carrying value of Certej was impaired.  An impairment loss of $254.9 million was recorded against property, plant and equipment. A deferred income tax recovery of $40.8 million was also recorded related to the impairment charge and reflected as a reduction in tax expense on the income statement.

On July 16, 2015 the government of Greece enacted legislation increasing the corporate income tax rate from 26% to 29%, effective for fiscal year 2015. As required by IAS 12, "Income Taxes", when an income tax rate changes the deferred tax liability must be adjusted to reflect the change in the income tax rate.  The Company anticipates that the change in the Greek income tax rate will increase the deferred tax liability and deferred tax expense by $65.0 million or approximately $0.09 per share in the third quarter of 2015.

Adjusted net earnings for the quarter were $17.0 million (or $0.02 per share) compared with $35.9 million (or $0.05 per share) in the second quarter of 2014.

Operational Review

TURKEY

Kisladag
As anticipated, gold production at Kisladag was lower and cash operating costs were higher year over year.  These changes year over year were due to planned increases in sulfide run of mine ore placed on the leach pad, which resulted in a lower average head grade and a lower expected recovery rate. Capital expenditures for the quarter included costs for capitalized waste stripping and diamond drilling related to metallurgical testing of the ore body.

Efemcukuru
Gold production was 11% higher year over year due to higher average treated head grade. Cash operating costs were 14% lower year over year due to higher head grade and lower operating costs as a result of the weakening in the Turkish lira. Capital spending during the quarter included underground development and mine mobile equipment.

CHINA

Jinfeng
Gold production at Jinfeng was 16% lower year over year as a result of lower tonnes milled and gold in circuit inventory changes. The decrease in tonnes milled was due to the completion of open pit mining during the first quarter. Cash operating costs were 2% higher year over year as a result of lower gold production. Capital expenditures for the quarter included underground development, mining equipment and tailings dam work.

Tanjianshan
Gold production at Tanjianshan was 3% lower year over year due to slightly lower tonnes milled and average treated head grade. Gold ounces sold were lower year over year due to weather related shipping delays, which resulted in June production of 8,199 ounces being shipped after quarter end. Cash operating costs per ounce were 15% higher mainly as a result of an increase in waste stripping costs charged to ore production. Capital spending for this quarter included work on the exploration decline at the Qinlongtan deposit and earthworks associated with the tailings dam.

White Mountain
Gold production at White Mountain during the quarter was 11% lower year over year due to reduced head grade. Cash operating costs per ounce were 30% higher year over year due to lower head grade as well as higher mining contractor, electricity and reagent costs. Mining contractor costs were higher due to an increase in stope development activity. Capital expenditures for the quarter included capitalized underground development, exploration drilling and sustaining capital projects within the processing plant.

GREECE

Stratoni
Concentrate production in the second quarter at Stratoni was lower year over year due to lower ore tonnes processed and lower zinc head grades. Plant throughput was affected by lower mine production as a result of fewer production areas in the mine, and labour stoppages by the miner's union in support of the Company's Greek projects. Cash operating costs per tonne increased 9% year over year due to the impact of lower concentrate production on fixed costs as well as higher water treatment processing costs.

Development Review

TURKEY

Kisladag Mine Optimization
Detailed engineering work was initiated during the quarter to address changes to the Phase III area of the existing crushing circuit, which will optimize product crush size prior to placement on the leach pad. Detailed engineering also began for the additional 7.5 million tonnes per year crushing and screening circuit as defined in the Phase IV expansion program. Installation of a 154 KV substation to support pit electrification also began. A total of $5.1 million was spent on mine expansion work.

CHINA

Eastern Dragon
During the second quarter, the Company was pleased to receive the Project Permit Approval (PPA) for the Eastern Dragon project in Heilongjang Province, China.  The PPA was approved at the central government level by the National Development and Reform Commission.

With the granting of the PPA, the Company recommenced work at site during the third quarter, initially focusing on completion and testing of the mill circuit along with the work on the power and water supplies. The Company expects Eastern Dragon to commence production in the first half of 2016.

GREECE

Skouries
Construction at Skouries progressed during the quarter with the piling for the equipment foundations and the concrete foundations for the flotation building, filter and out-loading buildings, completed. The installation of internal platform steel work began within the flotation building. Earthworks continued on multiple work fronts in the main process area. Initial deliveries of process equipment to the site began, and installation of the flotation tanks commenced. Construction of a stream diversion structure as well as topsoil removal for the installation of the main starter dam began. Initial stripping of overburden and topsoil from the open pit area was completed. Capital spending totaled $26.5 million during the quarter. A portion of the $200 million in development capital planned for 2015 has been delayed into 2016, as a result of permit issues.

Olympias
During the quarter, Olympias treated 146,894 tonnes of tailings and produced 3,686 gold ounces under the Phase I tailings retreatment plan. Partial reclamation of the dam will begin in the third quarter. Mine development and rehabilitation continued underground in preparation for planned production in 2016. Work continued on the main decline, including cover grouting and post grouting behind the face for water control. 

Engineering and development work for the Phase II reconfiguration program continued during the quarter.  Metallurgical test work aimed at refining the process design also continued. A capital cost estimate for the modifications was completed along with the implementation schedule. The basic engineering package is targeted for completion in the third quarter. Capital costs of $14.9 million were incurred during the quarter for mine development.  A total of $6.6 million was spent on tailings retreatment against proceeds of $4.4 million from the sale of gold recovered from the retreatment process.

Also during the quarter, the Company provided an update on the Phase II of the Olympias project, which is expected to operate, beginning in 2016, for approximately 6-8 years.  Highlights included:

  • Estimated total capital expenditure for the concentrator upgrade and mine development for Phase II through 2015-2016 is $83 million.
  • Estimated average payable annual production during the first full 4 years of Phase II (excluding ramp-up in 2016):
    • 60,725 ounces of gold
    • 1.1 million ounces of silver
    • 12,200 tonnes of lead
    • 12,900 tonnes of zinc
  • Estimated average cash operating costs of $309/oz (including by-product credits) during the first full 4 years of Phase II (excluding ramp-up in 2016).
  • Overall metal recovery in the flotation circuit is estimated to be 89% for lead, 94% for zinc, 92% for silver and 88% for gold.
  • The project is projected to generate ~$618M of pre-tax revenue during the first five years of Phase II operations (excluding ramp-up in 2016).
  • Economic analysis of the project used a gold price of $1,250/oz, silver at $16.50/oz, lead at $2,000/t and zinc at $2,000/t.

ROMANIA

Certej
A total of $3.5 million was spent on Certej during the second quarter, including land acquisition, site work, metallurgical test work, and engineering for the feasibility study.

The Feasibility Study for the Company's 80.5%-owned Certej Project was completed during the quarter.  The Project is located in a pro-mining region in Romania that welcomes long-term investment.  The region will benefit from direct impacts, such as taxes, community projects, salaries, export revenues, skills development, royalties and job creation.  Indirect impacts will include job creation through the supply chain, engineering and environmental services, utilities, transport, development of local services, as well as development of municipal facilities.  Highlights from the Study included:

  • Generation of a post-tax internal rate of return (IRR) of 13% and a net present value (NPV) at a 5% discount rate of $229 million.
  • An open pit strip ratio of 2.96:1, mining a total of 44 million tonnes of ore over the life of mine.
  • Estimated cash operating costs of $568/oz and all-in sustaining costs of $745/oz.
  • Initial capital estimate of $449 million and sustaining capital estimate of $203 million (including closure).
  • Processing rate of ~8,000 tonnes per day would produce an average of 140,000 ounces Au and 830,000 ounces Ag per year.
  • Confirmation of Pressure Oxidation for mineral processing; regarded as Best Available Technology.
  • Recoveries of 87.4% and 80% for gold and silver respectively.
  • Economic analysis of the project used a gold price of $1,250/oz and a silver price of $16.50/oz.

BRAZIL

Tocantinzinho
A total of $0.4 million was spent on Tocantinzinho in the quarter.

The Feasibility Study for the Tocantinzinho Project was completed during the second quarter.  The Company is pleased to have confirmed a positive economic evaluation for the Tocantinzinho Project.  The remote location of the Tocantinzinho Project presents challenges to the costs; however, a conventional approach to mining and processing provides a solid platform on which to develop this well-defined gold deposit.  Opportunities to improve the economics and value of the Tocantinzinho Project were identified during the course of the study.  These areas will continue to be investigated as development of the Tocantinzinho Project continues to be assessed.  Highlights from the Feasibility Study include:

  • Generation of a positive NPV of $245 million at a 5% discount rate and an IRR of 13.5%, using a gold price of $1,250/oz.
  • 1.7 million ounces of gold produced over the life of the project (~165,000 ounces per year)
  • Using conventional open pit mining methods, mining a total of 41.1 million tonnes of ore with a strip ratio of 3.5:1 over the mine life.
  • Cash operating costs of $572/oz.
  • Initial capital cost estimated at $466 million and sustaining capital, including closure costs, estimated at $64 million.
  • Recoveries of 90.1% for primary ore and 75.0% for saprolite ore, utilizing a simple comminution, flotation and leaching process.

Vila Nova
Vila Nova continued on care and maintenance during the second quarter. Settlements during the second quarter of shipments from prior quarters resulted in negative adjustments to revenue.

Exploration Review

Brazil
In the Tapajos District, a 2,000 metre drilling program began, testing the KRB gold anomaly, located approximately 12 kilometres southwest of the Tocantinzinho deposit.  Assay results from the first hole are encouraging, with an intercept of 21.83 metres apparent thickness grading 1.73 g/t Au reported.  Activities elsewhere in the country were focused on project generation, with field activities in the Central Brazil Gold Belt (Tocantins and Goias states) and in northeast Brazil.

Greece
The second quarter exploration activities in Greece were mainly focused on brownfields programs in the Halkidiki area.  In the Skouries/Tsikara/Fisoka porphyry belt, mapping and soil sampling programs defined drill targets within known mineral occurrence areas and also identified several previously unrecognized epithermal mineral occurrences. 

Romania
Exploration activities in Romania focused on brownfields opportunities within the Certej license block and defining drilling targets within the Company's nearby exploration concessions in the Apuseni Belt.  Late in the quarter, drilling commenced at the Muncel project, targeting gold-rich extensions to the historically defined volcanogenic massive sulphide lead-zinc-copper orebodies. 

Turkey
At Efemcukuru, programs of detailed geological mapping and soil and rock sampling continued within the mining concession.  Reconnaissance level field activities elsewhere in Turkey focused on greenfields exploration for porphyry and epithermal systems in the central and eastern Pontide belt.  

China
At White Mountain, underground exploration drilling continued on the north and far north zones.  At Tanjianshan, underground exploration drilling from the Qinlongtan North decline commenced late in the quarter, with three holes targeting the open down-plunge extension of the high-grade mineralized zone.   Surface drilling was also completed at the Xijingou deposit and Dushugou prospect.  Finally, a trenching program was completed on the Anbao license adjacent to the Jinfeng mine, where previous soil surveys identified several prospective zones. 

Outlook

Gold production for 2015 is forecast to be 690,000 ounces of gold with average cash costs for commercial production of $590 per ounce and all-in sustaining cash costs of $925 per ounce. Previous guidance was production of 640,000 - 700,000 ounces at average cash costs of $570 to $615 per ounce and all-in sustaining cash costs of $960 to $995 per ounce. Capital spending is forecast to be $110.0 million in sustaining capital and $300.0 million in new project development capital compared with previous guidance of $165.0 million and $345.0 million respectively. The forecast for new project development capital is lower than original guidance mainly due to presently projected lower capital spending at Skouries.

Conference Call

Senior management of the Company will host a conference call on July 31, 2015 at 11:30 AM ET to discuss Eldorado's Second Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results.  The call will be webcast and can be accessed at Eldorado's website at www.eldoradogold.com.  Participants may join the call by dialing toll-free: 1 888 231 8191 or 647 427 7450.  A replay is available until August 7, 2015 by dialing toll-free: 1 855 859 2056 or 416 849 0833 (pass code 8251 3103).

About Eldorado Gold

Eldorado is a leading low cost gold producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, China, Greece, Romania and Brazil.  The Company's success to date is based on a low cost strategy, a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, safe and responsible operations, and long-term partnerships with the communities where it operates.  Eldorado's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: ELD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EGO).

Dr. Peter Lewis, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration at Eldorado, is the Qualified Person for the technical disclosure of exploration results in this press release. Assay results reported in this release for Brazil were determined from diamond drill core samples of 2 m or shorter intervals.  One half of each sample was archived, and the other half was crushed, split, and pulverized at ALS Brasil Ltda. preparation facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  Gold analyses were completed by fire assay at the ALS Peru Ltd. facility in Lima, Peru.  Field duplicate, and blank samples were inserted prior to shipment to the preparation facility, certified standard reference materials were inserted prior to shipment to the assay laboratory, and results were regularly monitored to ensure the quality of the data.

Norman Pitcher, P. Geo, President at Eldorado Gold, is the Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators who has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release relating to Certej and Tocantinzinho.

Certain of the statements made herein may contain forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws.  Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information herein include, but are not limited, to statements or information with respect to the Company's 2015 Second Quarter Financial and Operating Results.

Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.  We have made certain assumptions about the forward-looking statements and information, including assumptions about the legal restrictions regarding the payment of dividends by the Company; assumptions about the price of gold; anticipated costs and expenditures; estimated production, mineral reserves and metallurgical recoveries; financial position, reserves and resources and gold production; and the ability to achieve our goals. Although our management believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statements or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate.  Furthermore, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information.  These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others, the following: gold price volatility; risks of not meeting production and cost targets;  discrepancies between actual and estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and metallurgical recoveries; mining operational and development risk; litigation risks; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; risks of sovereign investment and operating in foreign countries; currency fluctuations; speculative nature of gold exploration; global economic climate; dilution; share price volatility; competition;  loss of key employees; additional funding requirements; and defective title to mineral claims or property, as well as those factors discussed in the sections entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form & Form 40-F dated March 27, 2015. 

There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements or information contained herein.  Except as required by law, we do not expect to update forward-looking statements and information continually as conditions change and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company's business contained in the Company's reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the U.S.

Table 1:  Q2 2015 Gold Production Highlights (in US$)







Second

Quarter

2015

Second

Quarter

2014

YTD

2015

YTD

2014

Gold Production






Ounces Sold

170,056

190,621

351,876

381,249


Ounces Produced1

181,160

200,551

370,574

397,074


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz)2,4

569

489

545

504


Total Cash Cost ($/oz)3,4

618

549

597

563


Realized Price ($/oz - sold)

1,201

1,299

1,217

1,299

Kişladağ Mine, Turkey






Ounces Sold

67,981

72,815

146,983

139,667


Ounces Produced

67,778

76,980

147,034

144,055


Tonnes to Pad

4,873,089

3,127,844

9,099,202

6,984,726


Grade (grams / tonne)

0.66

1.11

0.68

0.90


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz)4

596

443

556

449


Total Cash Cost ($/oz)3,4

611

466

572

470

Efemçukuru Mine, Turkey






Ounces Sold

28,228

25,435

46,851

53,082


Ounces Produced

27,705

25,034

48,925

52,003


Tonnes Milled

113,851

110,706

219,270

217,207


Grade (grams / tonne)

8.53

7.99

7.95

8.27


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz)4

477

552

527

538


Total Cash Cost ($/oz)3,4

494

576

544

561

Tanjianshan Mine, China






Ounces Sold

16,875

25,790

43,501

54,169


Ounces Produced

25,074

25,790

51,700

54,169


Tonnes Milled

274,194

278,227

531,491

541,836


Grade (grams / tonne)

3.29

3.30

3.42

3.37


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz)4

449

391

423

407


Total Cash Cost ($/oz)3,4

626

570

594

581

Jinfeng Mine, China






Ounces Sold

38,289

45,581

74,975

86,858


Ounces Produced

38,234

45,568

74,920

86,863


Tonnes Milled

329,738

371,971

651,444

736,958


Grade (grams / tonne)

4.21

4.17

4.15

4.08


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz) 4

551

540

535

581


Total Cash Cost ($/oz) 3,4

632

622

621

664

White Mountain Mine, China






Ounces Sold

18,683

21,000

39,566

47,473


Ounces Produced

18,683

21,000

39,566

47,473


Tonnes Milled

210,753

213,741

417,360

414,423


Grade (grams / tonne)

2.97

3.56

3.26

3.84


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz) 4

757

583

674

596


Total Cash Cost ($/oz) 3,4

796

623

713

636

Olympias, Greece






Ounces Sold

-

-

-

-


Ounces Produced1

3,686

6,179

8,429

12,511


Tonnes Milled

146,893

168,013

303,933

312,535


Grade (grams / tonne)

1.85

2.84

2.05

2.95


Cash Operating Cost ($/oz)4

-

-

-

-


Total Cash Cost ($/oz)3,4

-

-

-

-

1

Ounces produced include production from tailings retreatment at Olympias.

2

Cost figures calculated in accordance with the Gold Institute Standard.

3

Cash operating costs, plus royalties and the cost of off-site administration.

4

Cash operating costs and total cash costs are non-IFRS measures. Please see our MD&A for an explanation and discussion of these.

Eldorado Gold Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Expressed in thousands of US dollars)


Note

June 30, 2015

December 31, 2014



$

$

ASSETS




Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


446,126

498,514


Term deposits


3,702

2,800


Restricted cash


258

262


Marketable securities


10,393

4,251


Accounts receivable and other


85,421

117,995


Inventories


219,485

223,412



765,385

847,234

Deferred income tax assets


-

104

Other assets


62,245

43,605

Defined benefit pension plan


13,886

12,790

Property, plant and equipment


5,777,422

5,963,611

Goodwill


526,296

526,296



7,145,234

7,393,640

LIABILITIES & EQUITY




Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


223,808

184,712


Current debt

6

8,179

16,343



231,987

201,055

Debt

6

588,298

587,201

Other non-current liabilities


2,177

49,194

Asset retirement obligations


110,182

109,069

Deferred income tax liabilities


839,690

869,207



1,772,334

1,815,726

Equity




Share capital

7

5,319,101

5,318,950

Treasury stock


(12,005)

(12,949)

Contributed surplus


44,540

38,430

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(17,218)

(18,127)

Deficit


(266,416)

(53,804)

Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company


5,068,002

5,272,500

Attributable to non-controlling interests


304,898

305,414



5,372,900

5,577,914



7,145,234

7,393,640

Approved on behalf of the Board of Directors

(Signed) Robert R. Gilmore   Director
(Signed) Paul N. Wright        Director

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Eldorado Gold Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

(Expressed in thousands of US dollars)



Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,


Note








2015

2014


2015

2014



$

$


$

$

Revenue








Metal sales


214,185

265,497


452,496

545,367








Cost of sales








Production costs


115,548

122,524


234,853

257,309


Inventory write-down


-

-


6,210

-


Depreciation and amortization


40,866

44,095


86,275

89,667



156,414

166,619


327,338

346,976

Gross profit


57,771

98,878


125,158

198,391








Exploration expenses


3,186

3,890


6,309

7,785

Mine standby costs


913

-


1,412

-

General and administrative expenses


13,197

19,099


29,475

34,943

Defined benefit pension plan expense


434

413


860

816

Share based payments


3,759

5,281


10,174

12,275

Impairment loss on property, plant and equipment

5

254,910

-


254,910

-

Foreign exchange loss (gain)


(1,588)

(1,553)


8,651

(2,914)

Operating profit (loss)


(217,040)

71,748


(186,633)

145,486








Loss on disposal of assets


5

1,819


16

1,825

Loss on marketable securities and other investments


-

550


-

1,322

Loss on investments in associates


-

-


-

102

Other income


(2,306)

(3,631)


(4,164)

(2,847)

Asset retirement obligation accretion


595

581


1,198

1,163

Interest and financing costs


4,833

7,916


10,008

16,321








Profit (loss) before income tax


(220,167)

64,513


(193,691)

127,600

Income tax expense (recovery)


(22,582)

24,999


10,407

57,443

Profit (loss) for the period


(197,585)

39,514


(204,098)

70,157








Attributable to:







Shareholders of the Company


(198,600)

37,632


(206,844)

68,900

Non-controlling interests


1,015

1,882


2,746

1,257

Profit (loss) for the period


(197,585)

39,514


(204,098)

70,157








Weighted average number of shares outstanding







Basic


716,587

716,249


716,585

716,239

Diluted


716,587

716,249


716,585

716,239








Earnings per share attributable to shareholders of the Company:







Basic earnings (loss) per share 


(0.28)

0.05


(0.29)

0.10

Diluted earnings (loss) per share


(0.28)

0.05


(0.29)

0.10

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Eldorado Gold Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Expressed in thousands of US dollars except per share amounts)



Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,



2015

2014


2015

2014



$

$


$

$








Profit (loss) for the period


(197,585)

39,514


(204,098)

70,157

Other comprehensive income (loss):







Change in fair value of available-for-sale financial assets

1,020

336


909

(153)

Realized gains on disposal of available-for-sale financial assets


-

-


-

759

Total other comprehensive gain for the period


1,020

336


909

606

Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period


(196,565)

39,850


(203,189)

70,763








Attributable to:







Shareholders of the Company


(197,580)

37,968


(205,935)

69,506

Non-controlling interests


1,015

1,882


2,746

1,257



(196,565)

39,850


(203,189)

70,763

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Eldorado Gold Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Expressed in thousands of US dollars)




Three months ended


Six months ended




June 30,


June 30,



Note

2015

2014


2015

2014




$

$


$

$

Cash flows generated from (used in):








Operating activities








Profit (loss) for the period



(197,585)

39,514


(204,098)

70,157

Items not affecting cash:








Asset retirement obligation accretion



595

581


1,198

1,163

Depreciation and amortization



40,866

44,095


86,275

89,667

Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)



(87)

(508)


927

(124)

Deferred income tax expense (recovery)



(40,977)

471


(29,413)

9,667

Loss on disposal of assets



5

1,819


16

1,825

Loss on investments in associates



-

-


-

102

Impairment loss on property, plant and equipment



254,910

-


254,910

-

Loss on marketable securities and other investments



-

550


-

1,322

Share based payments



3,759

5,281


10,174

12,275

Defined benefit pension plan expense



434

413


860

816




61,920

92,216


120,849

186,870









Property reclamation payments



(93)

-


(93)

-

Changes in non-cash working capital


10

(7,897)

(29,383)


8,180

(54,600)




53,930

62,833


128,936

132,270

Investing activities








Net cash paid on acquisition of subsidiary


4(a)

-

-


-

(30,318)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment



(91,441)

(107,917)


(166,512)

(188,347)

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment


98

92


111

176

Proceeds on production from tailings retreatment



4,381

11,765


10,102

20,557

Purchase of marketable securities



-

(852)


(5,233)

(852)

Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities



-

243


-

865

Redemption of (investment in) term deposits



45,000

(20,000)


(902)

9,676

Decrease in restricted cash



(10)

(24)


591

2




(41,972)

(116,693)


(161,843)

(188,241)

Financing activities








Issuance of common shares for cash



-

-


121

-

Proceeds from contributions from non-controlling interest


4(b)

-

-


-

40,000

Dividend paid to shareholders



-

-


(5,768)

(6,464)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interest



(3,262)

(815)


(3,262)

(815)

Purchase of treasury stock



-

(9)


(2,394)

(6,413)

Long-term and bank debt proceeds



-

-


8,171

16,363

Long-term and bank debt repayments



(8,178)

-


(16,349)

(16,382)




(11,440)

(824)


(19,481)

26,289

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



518

(54,684)


(52,388)

(29,682)

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period



445,608

614,182


498,514

589,180









Cash and cash equivalents - end of period



446,126

559,498


446,126

559,498

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

Eldorado Gold Corporation
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

(Expressed in thousands of US dollars)



Three months ended


Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,


Note

2015

2014


2015

2014



$

$


$

$

Share capital 







Balance beginning of period


5,319,101

5,314,813


5,318,950

5,314,589


Shares issued upon exercise of share options, for cash


-

-


121

-


Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise of options


-

-


30

-


Transfer of contributed surplus on exercise of deferred









phantom units


-

-


-

224

Balance end of period


5,319,101

5,314,813


5,319,101

5,314,813








Treasury stock


(12,662)

(17,357)


(12,949)

(10,953)

Balance beginning of period


-

(9)


(2,394)

(6,413)


Purchase of treasury stock


657

2,521


3,338

2,521


Shares redeemed upon exercise of restricted share units


(12,005)

(14,845)


(12,005)

(14,845)

Balance end of period














Contributed surplus







Balance beginning of period


41,371

35,424


38,430

78,557


Share based payments


3,936

5,035


10,241

11,750


Shares redeemed upon exercise of restricted share units


(657)

(2,521)


(3,338)

(2,521)


Recognition of other non-current liability and related costs


(110)

(741)


(763)

(50,365)


Transfer to share capital on exercise of options and deferred









phantom units


-

-


(30)

(224)

Balance end of period


44,540

37,197


44,540

37,197








Accumulated other comprehensive loss







Balance beginning of period


(18,238)

(16,786)


(18,127)

(17,056)


Other comprehensive gain for the period


1,020

336


909

606

Balance end of period


(17,218)

(16,450)


(17,218)

(16,450)








Deficit







Balance beginning of period


(67,816)

(118,597)


(53,804)

(143,401)


Dividends paid


-

-


(5,768)

(6,464)


Profit (loss) attributable to shareholders of the Company


(198,600)

37,632


(206,844)

68,900

Balance end of period


(266,416)

(80,965)


(266,416)

(80,965)

Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company


5,068,002

5,239,750


5,068,002

5,239,750

Non-controlling interests







Balance beginning of period


305,510

312,503


305,414

273,128


Profit attributable to non-controlling interests


1,015

1,882


2,746

1,257


Dividends declared to non-controlling interests


(1,627)

(3,410)


(3,262)

(3,410)


Increase during the period

4(b)

-

-


-

40,000

Balance end of period


304,898

310,975


304,898

310,975








Total equity


5,372,900

5,550,725


5,372,900

5,550,725

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
Click here for the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter ended Jun 30, 2015.

SOURCE Eldorado Gold Corporation

For further information: Krista Muhr, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, 604 601 6701 or 1 888 353 8166, kristam@eldoradogold.com


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