GobiMin Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

(Expressed in United States dollars except where otherwise indicated)


TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - (TSXV: GMN) GobiMin Inc. ("GobiMin" or the "Company") reports its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2015.  The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements along with management's discussion and analysis have been filed with SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and are also available at the website of the Company (www.gobimin.com). 

Financial Highlights

3 months ended June 30

12 months ended



December 31, 2014








Other revenue

0.2 million

0.2 million

0.7 million

Share of results of associates and a joint venture


(0.2 million)

0.1 million

Gain from reorganization of an associate



0.4 million

Additional gain on disposal of an associate


4.0 million

3.9 million

Profit (loss) for the period

(0.7 million)

2.3 million

0.3 million


(0.6 million)

2.8 million

0.6 million

Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share




EBITDA (LBITDA) per share (1)




Cash and cash equivalents

27.6 million

39.3 million

31.8 million

Cash and cash equivalents per share (1)




Working capital

22.4 million

38.1 million

26.0 million

Total non-current financial liabilities


1.8 million


Total liabilities

5.8 million

8.8 million

6.4 million

Total assets

84.4 million

93.9 million

88.2 million



As non-IFRS measurements, EBITDA (LBITDA) (earnings (losses) before interest income and expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortisation), EBITDA (LBITDA) per share and Cash and cash equivalents per share do not comply with IFRS and, therefore, the amounts presented in the above table may not be comparable to similar data presented by other companies. The data 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.

Business Summary and Development

The Company owns a 70% equity interest in a company which is developing and operating the Sawayaerdun Gold Project ("Gold Project") in Xinjiang. The Company has focused on conserving cash and controlling costs since completion of the drilling program of the Gold Project in 2014. The development plan of the Gold Project will only be proceeded when the economic climate and international gold price are improved.

GobiMin holds an equity interest of 48.29% in Loco Hong Kong Holdings Limited ("Loco HK"), which together with its subsidiaries are engaged in the processing and trading of metals and commodity forward contracts. During this quarter, GobiMin has acquired an additional 1,180,000 shares of Loco HK at a consideration of $0.1 million and so the equity interest held by GobiMin was increased from 48.02% to 48.29%. Loco HK has completed the setting up of the testing laboratory with the assistance from the Hong Kong Productivity Council. It is laying down the plan on evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing processing facilities after fine-tuning certain equipment of the laboratory. Loco HK recorded a net profit of about $0.19 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, with GobiMin's share amounting to $0.09 million.

The Group owns 40% equity interests each in three exploration companies incorporated in Xinjiang, China for nickel, copper, and gold. They are accounted for as associates of the Group. The carrying value of these companies as at June 30, 2015 was $0.1 million (RMB0.7 million). During the period ended June 30, 2015, one of the exploration companies reduced its share capital from $0.8 million (RMB5 million) to $0.3 million (RMB2 million) and the Group received $0.2 million from the capital reduction. The Group will seek to sell certain exploration licences held by these exploration companies to third party.

GobiMin holds 3.5% equity interest in Xinjiang Tongxing Minerals Limited, which is the licence holding company of the Yanxi Copper Property.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As at June 30, 2015, the Group had a working capital of about $22.4 million (December 31, 2014: $26.0 million), by netting off its current assets of $28.2 million (December 31, 2014: $32.3 million) with current liabilities of $5.8 million (December 31, 2014: $6.3 million). 

The Group has no difficulties in meeting obligations associated with its financial liabilities and commitment. The Group has determined that its cash and cash equivalents will be more than sufficient to finance its operation, including the contractual commitments of the Gold Project of approximately $4.9 million and the commitment for the capital contributions to the exploration company in Xinjiang of $0.5 million (RMB3.2 million).

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information. Such statements are based on the current expectations of management of GobiMin. You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, future circumstances or events to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information.  Forward looking information includes without limitation, statements regarding the size and quality of the Company's mineral resources, progress in development of mineral properties, the prospective mineralization of the properties, and planned exploration programs.  The reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information included in this press release given that (i) actual results could differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection in the forward-looking information, and (ii) certain material factors or assumptions were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection as reflected in the forward-looking information could prove to be inaccurate.  These statements speak only as of the date they are made, and GobiMin assumes no obligation to revise such statements as a result of any event, circumstance or otherwise, except in accordance with law.       

"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."

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SOURCE GobiMin Inc.

For further information: Felipe Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Tel: (852) 3586-6500, Email: felipe@gobimin.com


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