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Serabi Gold plc: Unaudited Interim Financial Results for the three and six month periods to 30 June 2018 and Management's Discussion and Analysis

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            14 August 2018

 

Serabi Gold plc
("Serabi" or the "Company")
Unaudited Interim Financial Results for the three and six month periods to 30 June 2018 and Management's Discussion and Analysis

 

Serabi Gold ((AIM:SRB, TSX:SBI), the Brazilian focused gold mining and development company, today releases its unaudited interim financial results for the three and six month periods ending 30 June 2018 and at the same time has published its Management's Discussion and Analysis for the same periods.

 

Key Financial Information

 

  6 months to
30 June 2018
US$
3 months to
30 June 2018
US$
6 months to
30 June 2017
US$
3 months to
30 June 2017
US$
Revenue 25,700,634  11,873,783  23,316,260  10,142,676 
Cost of Sales (17,272,887) (7,783,786) (16,862,310) (6,849,960)
Gross Operating Profit 8,227,747  3,889,997  6,453,950  3,292,716 
Administration and share based payments (2,780,485) (1,422,883) (2,482,415) (1,175,340)
EBITDA 5,447,262  2,467,114  3,971,535  2,117,376 
Depreciation and amortisation charges (4,490,900) (2,498,047) (4,610,861) (2,710,157)
Operating profit before finance and tax 956,362  (30,933) (639,326) (592,781)
         
Loss after tax (482,634) (493,420) (1,005,680) (891,637)
Earnings per ordinary share (basic) (1.10c) (0.94c) (2.88c) (1.10c)
         
Average gold price received US$1,309 US$1,296 US$1,221 US$1,242
         
      As at
30 June
2018
As at
31 December 2017
Cash and cash equivalents     21,052,325  4,093,866 
Net assets     74,465,696  60,770,712 
         
Cash Cost and All-In Sustaining Cost ("AISC")        
      6 months to
30 June 2018
6 months to
30 June 2017
Gold production for cash cost and AISC purposes     18,751  18,009 
         
Total Cash Cost of production (per ounce)     US$861 US$819
Total AISC of production (per ounce)     US$1,121 US$1,072

 


 

Key Operational Information

 

    SUMMARY PRODUCTION STATISTICS FOR 2018 YEAR TO DATE AND 2017
    Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Year to Date Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Total
2018 2018 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017
Horizontal development – Total Metres 2,353 2,744 5,097 2,251 1,855 2,996 2,762 9,864
                   
Mined ore – Total Tonnes 39,669 36,071 75,740 36,918 41,684 41,263 49,011 168,876
  Gold grade (g/t) 7.49 8.12 7.79 10.12 7.80 9.80 8.25 8.92
                   
Milled ore Tonnes 43,145 38,155 81,300 41,722 43,294 44,205 43,345 172,565
  Gold grade (g/t) 7.04 7.71 7.36 7.62 6.29 7.28 7.27 7.11
Gold production (1) (2) Ounces 9,188 9,563 18,751 9,861 8,148 9,657 9,337 37,004

 

  1. Gold production figures are subject to amendment pending final agreed assays of the gold content of the copper/gold concentrate and gold doré that is delivered to the refineries.
  2. Gold production totals for 2018 include treatment of 6,624 tonnes of flotation tails at a grade of 3.92 g/t (2017 full year : 4,568 tonnes)
  3. The table may not sum due to rounding.

 

Financial Highlights

 

  • Cash holdings at period end of over US$21 million (31 December 2017: US$4.1 million).
  • EBITDA for the six months to 30 June 2018 has increased by 37% to US$5.45 million (six months to 30 June 2017: US$3.97 million).
  • Operating profit before finance and tax for the six month period of US$956,362 (six months to 30 June 2017: loss of US$639,326).
  • Completion of share placements raising gross proceeds of US$23.8 million with strategic and institutional investors.
  • Payment, on 16 April 2018, of second US$5 million instalment for the purchase of Chapleau Resource Ltd and the Coringa Gold Project.
  • Consolidation of share capital completed on 19 June 2018, with every 20 existing ordinary shares being exchanged for 1 new ordinary share.

 

2018 Guidance

 

  • Management maintains its initial production guidance and expects that gold production for 2018 will exceed that of 2017 and be up to 40,000 ounces.

 

Operational Highlights

 

•       Second quarter production of 9,563 ounces of gold.
•       Mine production totalling 36,071 tonnes at 8.12 grams per tonne ("g/t") of gold. 
•       38,155 tonnes of run of mine ("ROM") ore processed through the plant from the combined Palito and Sao Chico orebodies, with an average grade of 7.71 g/t of gold.
•       Additional 4,861 tonnes of historical tailings processed through the leaching circuit at a grade of 4.38 g/t of gold. 
•       2,744 metres of horizontal mine development completed during the quarter.
•       Palito development and production continues to focus on the four main sectors of Senna, Pipocas, G3 and Mogno, whilst in the Sao Chico orebody, the main ramp is now close to reaching the next planned level at -15mRL, approximately 280 vertical metres below surface. Production is coming from levels 70 and 56mRL, with levels 10 and -3mRL in development. 
•       Step out surface drilling is underway on both the Palito and Sao Chico orebodies with initial drilling results to be released during Q3.
•       By the end of the quarter, surface ore stocks were approximately 7,800 tonnes, (March end 2018:  10,200 tonnes) with an average grade of 3.5 g/t of gold, together with approximately 36,000 tonnes of flotation tailings grading approximately 3.0 g/t gold.

 

 

 

Mike Hodgson, CEO of Serabi commented:

 

"As reported in the news release on 23 July 2018, Serabi enjoyed an excellent second quarter, producing 9,563 ounces of gold, bringing total gold production for the year to date to 18,750 ounces. The Company remains on track to meet its annual production guidance.

 

"Following the successful placings in April, the Company is now also in a financially strong position and is able to push forwards with the growth plans, which it hopes to realise from the successful development of the Coringa project, which was acquired in December 2017, and from exploration success around its existing operations where there are significant indications of further parallel mineralised structures as well as strike extensions at both the Palito and Sao Chico deposits. 

 

"It is clearly very pleasing that the operations continue to be profitable and that EBITDA has improved by 37% compared to the same six month period in 2017.  The Group has benefitted during the first six months from the combination of a good gold price and a relatively weak Brazilian Real during the first six months.  The fall off in the gold price in the last two months will impact on the revenue for the third quarter but we do see some protection in the continued weakness of the Real.

 

"As I have noted previously, the Company has increased development rates during the year and, more recently, we have introduced our new generation ‘mini-scoops', the first of which arrived on site during the second quarter.  These, along with a narrow-width face drilling jumbo, will allow us to advance much faster with less dilution and waste handling.  This increased level of development together with stepping up the levels of underground drilling has, however, had a short-term impact on our cost base reflected in a slight increase in the AISC for the year to date.  In some areas of the mine, development may be more than 12 months ahead of stope production, but it is absolutely essential to keep development moving forward to ensure the sustainability of long-term production.  We also use development as part of the mine exploration and resource growth.  Based on the current success with the new, smaller fleet, we plan a staged programme to replace the existing mine fleet at Palito with these smaller units and will redeploy the larger units to Sao Chico and in the future possibly to Coringa.  This should result in reducing development size by approximately 40%, compared with current development dimensions, with consequent cost reductions, in those areas where it is beneficial to use this smaller fleet.

 

"Finance costs for the first six months of 2018 are significantly higher than the comparative period, in part reflecting the increased loan arrangement that the Group had compared with June 2017, but in fact many of these are non-cash items, with actual interest charges on loans being US$357,000, whilst US$352,000 arises from the accounting treatment that the regulations require for derivative transactions and the future payment obligations for Coringa.

 

"The income tax expense, reflecting the reported profits in Brazil, is also impacted by accounting requirements with the actual liability being approximately US$111,000 and the balance being deferred tax charges reflecting the benefit of past tax losses which are being used to reduce the tax changes in Brazil.

 

"We are committing funding to the exploration programme and whilst much of the initial drilling activity was to assist with short-term mine planning at Palito, we are now drilling some of the strike extensions at Palito and the geophysical anomalies at Sao Chico.  In addition, we have, during July, completed an airborne geophysical survey over approximately 30,000 hectares of our tenements. This means that the whole of the contiguous exploration tenements, in which the Palito and Sao Chico orebodies are hosted, has now been covered by airborne geophysics as a first pass exploration tool.  We expect to receive all the data files from the contractor during September and will then be able to undertake our own evaluation of the results of this survey and correlate these with our historic geological information database.  For the six months to June we had spent approximately US$2.0 million on exploration of which US$0.5 million related to the initial costs of the airborne survey.

 

"We continue to progress the licencing of Coringa and completion of the various studies that are required by the various authorities.  Over the last quarter, expenditure has been fairly modest at less than US$500,000 and outside of the costs for the various studies and licence applications has been limited to maintaining the exploration site in good order and steady refurbishment work of the process plant that was acquired with the project.  I do anticipate that as soon as the necessary approvals are received that expenditure will increase as the preparatory works for initial development get underway."

 

 

 

SERABI GOLD PLC
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

           
    For the three months ended
30 June
For the six months ended
30 June
   
    2018  2017  2018  2017 
(expressed in US$) Notes (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
CONTINUING OPERATIONS          
Revenue   11,873,783  10,142,676  25,700,634  23,316,260 
Cost of sales   (7,983,786) (6,849,960) (17,472,887) (16,642,310)
Release of provision for impairment of inventory   200,000  —  200,000  (220,000)
Depreciation of plant and equipment   (2,498,047) (2,710,157) (4,490,900) (4,610,861)
Gross profit   1,591,950  582,559  3,936,847  1,843,089 
Administration expenses   (1,357,814) (1,178,903) (2,689,238) (2,420,358)
Share based payments   (78,278) (112,412) (155,571) (178,032)
Gain on disposal of assets   13,209  115,975  64,324  115,975 
Operating (loss) / profit   169,067  (592,781) 1,156,362  (639,326)
Foreign exchange loss   (498,543) (167,236) (555,633) (120,399)
Finance expense 2 (109,145) (34,194) (699,518) (68,011)
Finance income     35  34  69 
(Loss) / profit before taxation   (438,621) (794,176) (98,755) (827,667)
Income tax expense 3 (54,799) (97,461) (383,879) (178,013)
(Loss) / profit for the period from continuing operations (1) (493,420) (891,637) (482,634) (1,005,680)
           
Exchange differences on translating foreign operations   (8,925,573) (2,124,542) (9,260,004) (656,695)
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period   (9,418,993) (3,016,179) (9,742,638) (1,662,375)
           
(Loss) / profit per ordinary share (basic) (1) (2) (3) 4 (0.94c) (2.55c) (1.10c) (2.88c)
(Loss) / profit per ordinary share (diluted) (1) (2 (3) 4 (0.94c) (2.55c) (1.10c) (2.88c)

 

(1) All revenue and expenses arise from continuing operations.
(2) On 19 June 2018, the Group completed a capital reorganisation with every 20 existing shares being consolidated to one new share. The total number of existing ordinary shares in issue immediately prior to the capital reorganisation was 1,175,281,440. The total number of ordinary shares in issue following the capital reorganisation was 58,764,072.
(3) For comparative purpose the weighted average ordinary shares in issue and the diluted ordinary shares in issue for the three and six month periods ended 30 June 2017, have been adjusted to reflect the share consolidation of 20 existing shares being consolidated into one new share.
               

 

 

 

SERABI GOLD PLC
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

  As at As at As at
  30 June 30 June 31 December
  2018  2017  2017 
(expressed in US$) (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited)
Non-current assets      
Deferred exploration costs 24,490,001  9,868,205  23,898,819 
Property, plant and equipment 42,049,417  43,557,012  48,980,381 
Taxes receivable 1,556,129  —  1,474,062 
Deferred taxation 2,276,588  3,133,428  2,939,634 
Total non-current assets 70,372,135  56,558,645  77,292,896 
Current assets      
Inventories 5,827,745  6,844,757  6,934,438 
Trade and other receivables 1,596,978  2,865,877  1,277,142 
Prepayments and accrued income 3,398,201  5,166,612  3,237,412 
Cash and cash equivalents 21,052,325  3,832,218  4,093,866 
Total current assets 31,875,249  18,709,464  15,542,858 
Current liabilities      
Trade and other payables 5,050,232  5,330,772  5,347,964 
Interest bearing loan 5,000,000  1,371,489  1,980,000 
Amounts due on acquisition   —    5,000,000 
Trade and asset finance facilities 774,122  1,338,475  865,712 
Derivative financial liabilities 346,992  650,000  709,255 
Accruals 350,878  512,649  614,198 
Total current liabilities 11,522,224  9,203,385  14,517,129 
Net current assets 20,353,025  9,506,079  1,025,729 
Total assets less current liabilities 90,725,160  66,064,724  78,318,625 
Non-current liabilities      
Trade and other payables 2,233,353  2,133,294  2,753,409 
Provisions 1,857,564  1,824,472  2,047,131 
Amounts due on acquisition 10,481,843  —  9,997,961 
Interest bearing loan 1,610,000  —  2,500,000 
Trade and asset finance liabilities 76,704  212,328  249,412 
Total non-current liabilities 16,259,464  4,170,094  17,547,913 
Net assets 74,465,696  61,894,630  60,770,712 
Equity      
Share capital 8,863,755  5,540,960  5,540,960 
Share premium reserve 21,681,478  1,722,222  1,722,222 
Option reserve 1,189,318  1,332,578  1,425,024 
Other reserves 5,066,796  3,404,624  4,015,369 
Translation reserve (40,459,572) (31,264,543) (31,199,568)
Retained earnings 78,123,921  81,158,789  79,266,705 
Equity shareholders' funds 74,465,696  61,894,630  60,770,712 

 

The interim financial information has not been audited and does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Whilst the financial information included in this announcement has been compiled in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") this announcement itself does not contain sufficient financial information to comply with IFRS.  The Group statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017 prepared under IFRS as adopted in the EU and with IFRS and their interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on these accounts was unqualified.  The auditor's report did not contain a statement under Section 498 (2) or 498 (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

SERABI GOLD PLC
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity

 

(expressed in US$)              
(unaudited) Share
 capital
Share
premium
Share option reserve Other reserves (1) Translation reserve Retained Earnings Total equity
Equity shareholders' funds at 31 December 2016 5,540,960 1,722,222 1,338,652  3,051,862 (30,607,848) 82,333,125  63,378,973 
Foreign currency adjustments —  (656,695) —  (656,695)
Loss for the period —  —  (1,005,680) (1,005,680)
Total comprehensive income for the period —  (656,695) (1,005,680) (1,662,375)
Transfer to taxation reserve —  352,762   (352,762) — 
Share options lapsed in period (184,106) —  184,106  — 
Share option expense 178,032  —  —  178,032 
Equity shareholders' funds at 30 June 2017 5,540,960 1,722,222 1,332,578  3,404,624 (31,264,543) 81,158,789  61,894,630 
Foreign currency adjustments —  64,975  —  64,975 
Loss for the period —  —  (1,392,223) (1,392,223)
Total comprehensive income for the period —  64,975  (1,392,223) (1,327,248)
 Transfer to taxation reserve —  610,745 —  (610,745) — 
Share options lapsed in period (110,884) —  110,884  — 
Share option expense 203,330  —  —  203,330 
Equity shareholders' funds at 31 December 2017 5,540,960 1,722,222 1,425,024  4,015,369 (31,199,568) 79,266,705  60,770,712 
Foreign currency adjustments —  (9,260,004) —  (9,260,004)
Profit for the period —  —  (482,634) (482,634)
Total comprehensive income for the period —  (9,260,004) (482,634) (9,742,638)
Transfer to taxation reserve —  1,051,427 —  (1,051,427) — 
Share options lapsed in period (391,277) —  391,277  — 
 Shares issued in period 3,322,795 19,959,256 —  —  —  23,282,051 
Share option expense 155,571  —  —  155,571 
Equity shareholders' funds at 30 June 2018 8,863,755 21,681,478 1,189,318  5,066,796 (40,459,572) 78,123,921  74,465,696 

 

  1. Other reserves comprise a merger reserve of US$361,461 and a taxation reserve of US$4,705,335 (31 December 2017: merger reserve of US$361,461 and a taxation reserve of US$3,653,908).

 

 

 

SERABI GOLD PLC
Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statements

 

  For the three months
ended
30 June
For the six months
 ended
30 June
  2018  2017  2018  2017 
(expressed in US$) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Operating activities        
Operating (loss)/profit (493,420) (891,637) (482,634) (1,005,680)
Depreciation – plant, equipment and mining properties 2,498,047  2,710,157  4,490,900  4,610,861 
Net financial expense 607,688  201,395  1,165,117  188,341 
Provision for impairment of inventory (200,000) —  (200,000) 220,000 
Provision for taxation 54,799  97,461  383,879  178,013 
Share-based payments 78,278  112,412  245,571  178,032 
Foreign exchange (loss) / gain 222,774  (84,778) 154,350  40,560 
Changes in working capital        
  (Increase)/decrease in inventories (619,967) (483,319) 117,146  987,364 
  (Increase) in receivables, prepayments and accrued income (1,003,947) (333,475) (1,503,295) (2,577,285)
  Increase/(decrease) in payables, accruals and provisions 242,933  894,832  113,080  3,589 
Net cash inflow from operations 1,387,185  2,223,048  4,484,114  2,823,795 
         
Investing activities        
Acquisition payment for subsidiary (4,740,928) —  (4,740,928) — 
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and projects in construction (892,233) (815,924) (1,317,926) (1,083,839)
Capitalised mine development costs (1,064,966) (877,530) (2,030,489) (1,964,320)
Geological exploration expenditure (1,443,384) 21  (2,011,802)  (2,500)
Pre-operational project costs (496,049) —  (1,289,479) — 
Proceeds from sale of assets 13,209  115,975  64,324  115,975 
Interest received   35  34  69 
Net cash outflow on investing activities (8,624,351 ) (1,577,423) (11,326,266) (2,934,615)
         
Financing activities        
Issue of ordinary share capital 23,807,346  —  23,807,346  — 
Costs associated with issue of share capital (566,518) —  (566,518) — 
Drawdown secured loan   —  3,000,000  — 
Repayment of secured loan (666,667) —  (1,000,000) — 
Payment of finance lease liabilities (143,063) (132,164) (426,210) (132,164)
Interest paid and other finance costs (234,166) (55,807) (386,587) (67,455)
Net cash inflow / (outflow) from financing activities 22,196,932  (187,971) 24,428,031  (199,619)
         
Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 14,959,766  457,654  17,585,879  (310,439)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 6,695,526  3,407,117  4,093,866  4,160,923 
Exchange difference on cash (602,967) (32,553) (627,420) (18,266)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 21,052,325  3,832,218  21,052,325  3,832,218 

 


 

Notes

 

1.             General Information
The financial information set out above does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Whilst the financial information included in this announcement has been compiled in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") this announcement itself does not contain sufficient financial information to comply with IFRS. A copy of the statutory accounts for 2016 will be filed with the Registrar of Companies following their adoption by shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting.  The full audited financial statements for the years end 31 December 2017 do comply with IFRS.

 

2.             Basis of Preparation
These interim condensed consolidated financial statements are for the three and six month periods ended 30 June 2018. Comparative information has been provided for the audited three and six month periods ended 30 June 2017 and, where applicable, the audited twelve month period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all the disclosures that would otherwise be required in a complete set of financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the 2017 annual report.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements for the periods have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" and the accounting policies are consistent with those of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 and those envisaged for the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2018.

 

The Group has not adopted any standards or interpretations in advance of the required implementation dates.

 

As of 1 January 2018, lFRS 9 - Financial Instruments, and lFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts, became effective and have been adopted.  The effect of implementation has not had a material impact on the financial results of the Group

 

As of the date of authorisation of these financial statements, IFRS 16 – Leases, was in issue but not effective and has not been applied to these financial statements.

 

IFRS 16 will require the recognition of an asset and liability with respect to the material operating lease commitments that the group have. Management are currently considering the impact that this will have on the financial statements.  The Group does not at this time anticipate voluntary early adoption of IFRS 16.

 

These financial statements do not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

  1. Going concern

 

On 12 April 2018 the Company completed a Subscription Agreement with Greenstone Resources II LP ("Greenstone"), whereby Greenstone agreed to subscribe ("the Subscription") for 297,759,419 New Ordinary Shares ("the Subscription Shares") at a price of 3.6 pence per share (the "Subscription Price"). The New Ordinary Shares issued pursuant to the Subscription rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares.

 

On 15 May 2018 the Company completed the placing of a further 176,678,445 new ordinary shares ("Placing Shares") at a price of 3.6 pence per Placing Share (the "Placing Price"), raising gross proceeds of £6.36 million for the Company.  The Placing Shares rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares.

 

The Directors anticipate the Group now has access to sufficient funding for its immediate projected needs.  The Group expects to have sufficient cash flow from its forecast production to finance its on-going operational requirements, to repay its secured loan facilities and to fund planned exploration and development activity on its other gold properties. However additional funding will be required to bring the newly acquired Coringa gold project into production including the final acquisition payment. The secured loan facility is repayable by 30 June 2020 and at 30 June 2018, the amount outstanding under this facility was US$6.61 million (31 December 2017: US$4.48 million). 

 

The Directors consider that the Group's operations are performing at the levels that they anticipate but the Group remains a small-scale gold producer.  Any unplanned interruption or reduction in gold production, unforeseen reductions in the gold price or appreciation of the Brazilian currency, could adversely affect the level of free cash flow that the Group can generate on a monthly basis.  Nonetheless with the proceeds to be received from the Subscription, the Directors consider that they will nonetheless be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due.

 

On this basis, the Directors have therefore concluded that it is appropriate to prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis.

 

 (ii)   Use of estimates and judgements
There have been no material revisions to the nature and amount of changes in estimates of amounts reported in the 2017 annual financial statements.

 

 (iii)  Impairment

 

At each balance sheet date, the Group reviews the carrying amounts of its property, plant and equipment and intangible assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered impairment. Prior to carrying out of impairment reviews, the significant cash generating units are assessed to determine whether they should be reviewed under the requirements of IFRS 6 - Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources or IAS 36 - Impairment of Assets. Such determination is by reference to the stage of development of the project and the level of reliability and surety of information used in calculating value in use or fair value less costs to sell. Impairment reviews performed under IFRS 6 are carried out on a project by project basis, with each project representing a potential single cash generating unit. An impairment review is undertaken when indicators of impairment arise; typically when one of the following circumstances applies:

 

(i)            sufficient data exists that render the resource uneconomic and unlikely to be developed

 

(ii)           title to the asset is compromised

 

(iii)         budgeted or planned expenditure is not expected in the foreseeable future

 

(iv)          insufficient discovery of commercially viable resources leading to the discontinuation of activities

 

Impairment reviews performed under IAS 36 are carried out when there is an indication that the carrying value may be impaired. Such key indicators (though not exhaustive) to the industry include:

 

(i)            a significant deterioration in the spot price of gold

 

(ii)           a significant increase in production costs

 

(iii)         a significant revision to, and reduction in, the life of mine plan

 

If any indication of impairment exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated, being the higher of fair value less costs to sell and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset for which the estimates of future cash flows have not been adjusted.

 

If the recoverable amount of an asset (or cash-generating unit) is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the asset (or cash-generating unit) is reduced to its recoverable amount. Such impairment losses are recognised in profit or loss for the year.

 

Where an impairment loss subsequently reverses, the carrying amount of the asset (or cash-generating unit) is increased to the revised estimate of its recoverable amount, but so that the increased carrying amount does not exceed the carrying amount that would have been determined had no impairment loss been recognised for the asset (or cash-generating unit) in prior years. A reversal of an impairment loss is recognised in profit or loss for the year.

 

2. Finance Costs

 


 
Six months ended

 

 

 

December 2016
Six months ended

 

 

 

December 2016
  30 June 2018 30 June 2017
  US$ US$
Interest on secured loan (357,899) (68,011)
Unwinding of discount on acquisition payment (483,883) – 
Amortisation of fair value of derivatives (130,000) – 
Arrangement fee for secured loan (90,000) – 
  (1,061,782) (68,011)
Gain on revaluation of derivatives 362,264  – 
Interest income 34  69 
Net finance expense

 

 

 
(699,484) (67,942)

 

3. Taxation

 

The Group has recognised a deferred tax asset to the extent that the Group has reasonable certainty as to the level and timing of future profits that might be generated and against which the asset may be recovered.  The Group has released the amount of US$272,459 as a deferred tax charge during the six month period to 30 June 2018.

 

The Group has also incurred a tax charge for the period in Brazil of US$111,420. 

 

4. Earnings per share

 

  3 months ended 30 June 2018
US$
(unaudited)
3 months ended 30 June 2017
US$
(unaudited)
6 months ended 30 June 2018
US$
(unaudited)
6 months ended 30 June 2017
US$
(unaudited)
Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (US$) (493,420) (891,637) (482,634) (1,005,680)
Weighted average ordinary shares in issue 52,529,475  34,935,089  43,821,118  34,935,089 
Basic loss per share (US cents) (0.94) (2) (2.55) (3) (1.10) (2) (2.88) (3)
Diluted ordinary shares in issue(1) 52,529,475  34,935,089  43,821,118  34,935,089 
Diluted loss per share (US cents) (0.94)(2) (2.55)(3) (1.10)(2) (2.88) (3)

 

  1. As the effect of dilution is to reduce the loss per share, the diluted loss per share is considered to be the same as the basic loss per share.
  2. On 19 June 2018, the Group completed a capital reorganisation with every 20 existing shares being consolidated into one new share. The total number of existing ordinary shares in issue immediately prior to the capital reorganisation was 1,175,281,440. The total number of ordinary shares in issue following the capital reorganisation was 58,764,072. 
  3. For comparative purpose the weighted average ordinary shares in issue and the diluted ordinary shares in issue for the three and six month periods ended 30 June 2017, have been adjusted to reflect the share consolidation of 20 existing shares being consolidated into one new share.

 

Enquiries:

 

Serabi Gold plc  
Michael Hodgson Tel: +44 (0)20 7246 6830
Chief Executive Mobile: +44 (0)7799 473621
   
Clive Line Tel: +44 (0)20 7246 6830
Finance Director Mobile: +44 (0)7710 151692
   
Email: contact@serabigold.com  
Website:  www.serabigold.com  
   
Beaumont Cornish Limited
Nominated Adviser and Financial Adviser
 
Roland Cornish Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 3396
Michael Cornish Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 3396
   
Peel Hunt LLP
UK Broker
 
Ross Allister Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 9000
James Bavister Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 9000
   
Blytheweigh
Public Relations
 
Tim Blythe Tel: +44 (0)20 7138 3204
Camilla Horsfall Tel: +44 (0)20 7138 3224

 

Copies of this announcement are available from the Company's website at www.serabigold.com.

 

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange, nor any other securities regulatory authority, has approved or disapproved of the contents of this announcement.

 

The Company will, in compliance with Canadian regulatory requirements, post the Unaudited Interim Financial Statements and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the three month period ended 31 March 2018 on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  These documents will also available from the Company's website – www.serabigold.com.

 

Serabi's Directors Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 together the Chairman's Statement and the Management Discussion and Analysis, are available from the Company's website – www.serabigold.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 

This announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014. The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Clive Line, Director.

 

GLOSSARY OF TERMS
The following is a glossary of technical terms:
"Au" means gold.
 "assay" in economic geology, means to analyse the proportions of metal in a rock or overburden sample; to test an ore or mineral for composition, purity, weight or other properties of commercial interest.
"development" - excavations used to  establish access to the mineralised rock and other workings.
"doré – a semi-pure alloy of gold silver and other metals produced by the smelting process at a mine that will be subject to further refining.
"DNPM" is the Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral.
"grade" is the concentration of mineral within the host rock typically quoted as grams per tonne (g/t), parts per million (ppm) or parts per billion (ppb).
"g/t" means grams per tonne.
"granodiorite" is an igneous intrusive rock similar to granite.
"igneous" is a rock that has solidified from molten material or magma.
"Intrusive" is a body of igneous rock that invades older rocks.
"on-lode development" - Development that is undertaken in and following the direction of the Vein.
 "mRL" – depth in metres measured relative to a fixed point – in the case of Palito and Sao Chico this is sea-level.  The mine entrance at Palito is at 250mRL.
"saprolite" is a weathered or decomposed clay‐rich rock.
"stoping blocks" – a discrete area of mineralised rock established for planning and scheduling purposes that will be mined using one of the various stoping methods. 
"Vein" is a generic term to describe an occurrence of mineralised rock within an area of non-mineralised rock.

 

Qualified Persons Statement
The scientific and technical information contained within this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Michael Hodgson, a Director of the Company. Mr Hodgson is an Economic Geologist by training with over 26 years' experience in the mining industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology, University of London, a MSc Mining Geology, University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK, recognising him as both a Qualified Person for the purposes of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and by the AIM Guidance Note on Mining and Oil & Gas Companies dated June 2009.

 

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this announcement are, or may be deemed to be, forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe'', ‘‘could'', "should" ‘‘envisage'', ‘‘estimate'', ‘‘intend'', ‘‘may'', ‘‘plan'', ‘‘will'' or the negative of those, variations or comparable expressions, including references to assumptions. These forward looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors' current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company's future growth, results of operations, performance, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), competitive advantages, business prospects and opportunities. Such forward looking statements reflect the Directors' current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions, competition, environmental and other regulatory changes, actions by governmental authorities, the availability of capital markets, reliance on key personnel, uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward looking statements.

 

ENDS

 

 

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