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Interim Results

Vast Resources PLC
·26-min read

Vast Resources plc / Ticker: VAST / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining

27 January 2021

Vast Resources plc
(‘Vast’ or the ‘Company’)

Interim Results: 1 May 2020 - 31 October 2020

Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company, is pleased to announce that it has released its unaudited interim report and financial results for period of 1 May 2020 to 31 October 2020.

The report is set out below and can be found on the Company’s website at the following address:

https://www.vastplc.com/investor-information/document-downloads

**ENDS**

For further information, visit www.vastplc.com or please contact:

Vast Resources plc
Andrew Prelea (CEO)
Andrew Hall (CCO)

www.vastplc.com
+44 (0) 20 7846 0974

Beaumont Cornish - Financial & Nominated Adviser
Roland Cornish
James Biddle

www.beaumontcornish.com
+44 (0) 020 7628 3396

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP – Joint Broker
Richard Morrison
Caroline Rowe

www.spangel.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

Axis Capital Markets Limited – Joint Broker
Richard Hutchison

www.axcap247.com
+44 (0) 20 3206 0320

St Brides Partners Limited
Susie Geliher
Beth Melluish

www.stbridespartners.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (“MAR”).

ABOUT VAST RESOURCES PLC
Vast Resources plc is a United Kingdom AIM listed mining company with mines and projects in Romania and Zimbabwe.

In Romania, the Company is focused on the rapid advancement of high-quality projects by recommencing production at previously producing mines.

The Company's Romanian portfolio includes 100% interest in the producing Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine, located in the Apuseni Mountains, Transylvania, an area which hosts Romania's largest polymetallic mines. The mine has a JORC compliant Reserve & Resource Report which underpins the initial mine production life of approximately 3-4 years with an in-situ total mineral resource of 15,695 tonnes copper equivalent with a further 1.8M-3M tonnes exploration target. The Company is now working on confirming an enlarged exploration target of up to 5.8M tonnes

The Company also owns the Manaila Polymetallic Mine in Romania, which was commissioned in 2015, currently on care and maintenance. The Company has been granted the Manaila Carlibaba Extended Exploitation License that will allow the Company to re-examine the exploitation of the mineral resources within the larger Manaila Carlibaba licence area.

In Zimbabwe, the Company is focused on the commencement of the joint venture mining agreement on the Community Diamond Concession, Chiadzwa, in the Marange Diamond Fields.

Overview of the Interim Results for the six months to 31 October 2020

Financial

  • No revenue was reported in the period as our Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (“BPPM”) had not commenced sales until after the period end and our Manaila Polymetallic Mine (“MPM”) remains on care and maintenance.

  • The results of the reporting period reflect the continuation of the Company's planning and expenditure prior the commencement of concentrate production in October.

  • 15% decrease in administrative and overhead expenses for the six month period ended 31 October 2020 ($1.672 million) compared to the six month period ended 31 October 2019 ($1.959 million).

  • Foreign exchange gains of $2.015 million for the period compared to a loss of $0.773 million for the six month period ended 31 October 2019. These gains are substantially offset by exchange losses on translation of foreign operations ($1.412 million).

  • 70% decrease in losses after taxation from continuing operations in the period ($1.040 million) compared to the six month period ended 31 October 2019 ($3.524 million).

  • Cash balances at the end of the period $0.239 million compared to $1.216 million as at 31 October 2019.

Operational Development

  • In June, the Company was granted the Manaila Carlibaba Extension Exploitation License which will allow the Company to re-examine the exploitation of the mineral resources within the larger Manaila Carlibaba license area. The enlarged exploitation license is 138.6 hectares in size, an increase of 410% in surface area from the existing exploitation license at Manaila (27.2 hectares).

  • In October, the Company has also received a time extension of five years on the entire Manaila Carlibaba licence area in accordance with Romanian Mining Legislation.

  • During the period the Company completed the installation of new equipment and the rehabilitation of existing mining infrastructure at BPPM resulting in commissioning of the plant and the commencement of concentrate production in October.

  • At the end of October 2020, the Company published a JORC 2012 compliant Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource for BPPM which covers the first four years of production. Further drilling will be conducted with the objective of publishing an expanded JORC 2012 Mineral Resource.

  • Continued discussions to finalise the agreement with Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (Pvt) Ltd (“ZCDC”) regarding the right to mine diamonds for the Company at the community diamond concession.


Post period end:

  • First sale of concentrate concluded in November 2020.

  • In November, the Company announced an increase in exploration target for BPPM from 1.8 - 3 million tonnes to 3.2 - 5.8 million tonnes.

Funding

Share issues during the period: gross proceeds / consideration before cost of issue

£

$

Shares Issued

Issued to

4,329,317

5,459,931

2,708,374,994

Placing with investors

109,800

136,807

61,000,000

Subscription by investors

45,000

56,653

30,000,000

Subscription by management

117,006

147,958

69,989,038

Settle interest costs

4,287

5,410

857,546

Exercise of open offer warrants

4,605,410

5,806,759

2,870,221,578

Post period end:

£

$

Shares Issued

Issued to

6,294,780

8,439,611

4,576,776,439

Placing with investors

4,845,000

6,442,699

2,850,000,000

Purchase of 20% NCI of Vast Baita Plai 20%

365,337

500,000

323,880,177

Settle Atlas convertible loan principal

1,943

2,647

388,586

Exercise of open offer warrants

11,507,060

15,384,957

7,751,045,202

As highlighted in the above table, the Company acquired the remaining 20% interest in Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (‘Vast Baita Plai’) (thus increasing its interest in Baita Plai to 100%) together with further interests in Romanian assets.

Debt Funding

·During the period the Company repaid $500,000 of principal of the first tranche of the Atlas facility.

Post period end:

·On 26 January 2021, the Company announced that Atlas had issued a conversion notice for the repayment of $500,000 of principal of the first tranche of the Atlas facility. The Company has satisfied the conversion rights through the issuance of 323,880,177 shares.

Board and Management

  • Resignation of Eric Diack as Non-executive Director on 4 May 2020.

  • Resignation of Mark Mabhudhu as Executive Director of the Company’s Diamond Division on 22 September 2020 following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Government owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Appointment of Marcus Brewster as General Manager of BPPM and who will join Vast on 1 March 2021.

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

The commencement of production at the Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (“BPPM”) in October represents a major achievement for the Company. It has been a difficult journey made more challenging in the latter stages by the Covid-19 pandemic. The team has worked tirelessly to reach this milestone, installing new equipment and successfully commissioning the plant. We were very encouraged by the Mineral Resource Estimate Report published in October and we are moving ahead with an underground drilling program to determine the further potential of the asset. However, as Andrew Prelea mentions in his report, we were disappointed that we were unable to conclude a new financing facility with an international banking institution that had been well advanced.

In November 2020, the Company acquired the remaining 20% interest in BPPM, increasing its interest in BPPM to 100%, together with further interests in Romanian assets. The Acquisition was satisfied through the issue of 2,850,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.1p in the Company at a price of 0.17p per share. Of these shares, 1,500,001,930 have been allotted to Andrew Prelea and 225,005,790 have been allotted to Roy Tucker, both Directors of the Company, and it was announced on 9 November 2020 that Andrew Prelea and Roy Tucker have agreed subject to their remaining directors of the Company a lock-up period of twelve months in respect of the share allotments.

On 22 September 2020, Mark Mabhudhu, Executive Director of the Company’s Diamond Division left Vast to take up the role of CEO at Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (Pvt) (“ZCDC”). We were saddened by Mark’s leaving but look forward to continuing to work with him as he carries out his new remit to implement ageements between ZCDC and investors in the diamond sector. The Board would like to thank Mark for all his efforts and wish him all the best in his new role.

On 4 May 2020, Eric Diack resigned from his position as a Non-Executive Director of the Company due to other commitments. The Board would like to thank Eric for his contribution over the years and wishes him well in his new role.

On 22 January 2021, we were pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Brewster as the new General Manager of BPPM. Marcus will join us on 1 March 2021.

The Company is now on a solid footing to begin to realise the value of BPPM and continues to be well positioned to successfully execute on its Zimbabwe diamond opportunity.

I wish all our stakeholders well in these difficult times and, as always, remain committed to the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate.

Brian Moritz
Chairman

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

The last twelve months have been unprecedented in peacetime. Many countries continue to battle through the Covid-19 pandemic one year after the first international reports of a novel coronavirus. The stresses and strains on individuals, society and business have clearly been immense. In reaction, we have witnessed the fastest development of effective vaccines and the largest vaccination program in history. This is testament to the ability of individuals, institutions and communities to pull together in the face of adversity and I believe this will be ever more important and prevalent as we emerge from this crisis to face new and existing challenges such as the push for cleaner energy. The call for clean energy and electric vehicles appears to have accelerated during the pandemic and Vast is well placed to take advantage of these developments through its Baita Plai Polymetallic Mine (“BPPM”).

Despite the Covid-19 headwinds we commenced production at BPPM in October and sold our first concentrate in November. This marked a significant achievement. Much of our new equipment was sourced from Chinese suppliers through the lock-down period at the start of 2020, and as the pandemic spread we were still able during the period to take delivery, test and install equipment, whilst at the same time rehabilitating existing mining infrastructure. Travel restrictions also provided significant challenges due to disruptions to the itinerary of key management personnel and which we worked to mitigate. Specific accomplishments at BPPM during the period were as follows:

  • Delivery and working installation of locomotives

  • Delivery of underground railway cutting and bending equipment.

  • Delivery and installation of railway tracks.

  • Delivery of underground wagons, modification as necessary and installation.

  • Delivery of underground rock loaders and mining jackhammers.

  • Delivery of underground pneumatic loaders.

  • Delivery and installation of ceramic filters and hydrocyclones.

  • Delivery and installation of slurry pumps.

  • Continued refurbishment of existing plant equipment.

  • Rehabilitation of underground mining infrastructure.

  • Completion of tailings pipe.

  • Metallurgical test work on initial underground working areas to determine formulas for processing.

  • Drilling and assay work as part of preparing a JORC 2012 compliant resource estimate and further defining the mine plan.

  • Repair to a railway bridge access point using an alternative steel structure.

The potential value of the BPPM was further underpinned by the publication of a Mineral Resource Estimate in October which covers the initial mine production life of approximately 3-4 years whilst historic mineral resources are verified. The report estimates a Resource of 608,000 tonnes at a copper equivalent grade of 2.58% and an exploration target of 1.8 - 3 million tonnes that was increased to 3.2 - 5.8 million tonnes in November following the Company’s review of further historical data which had only recently been made available. Based on these findings, the Directors believe that the Antonio North skarn represents a major near to medium term mining opportunity and an underground exploration drilling programme is currently being compiled to better determine its potential.

As announced on 22 January 2021, we are delighted that Marcus Brewster will join Vast as the new General Manager of BPPM. Marcus brings significant open pit and underground mining and management experience and this role will include the development of BPPM to its full potential whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental compliance.

In November, and as further explained in the Chairman’s statement, the Company acquired the remaining 20% interest in BPPM thereby bringing Vast’s total interest in Baita Plai to 100%. As part of this transaction, the Company also acquired an increased interest in Romanian assets comprising Blueberry, Piciorul Zimbrului, and Magura Neagra. These acquisitions were satisfied through the issue of 2,850,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.1p in the Company and have allowed the Company to simplify its ownership structure.

While good progress has been made in starting to realise BPPM’s underlying value, we were disappointed the Company was not able to refinance the current Atlas facility as planned. The Company was informed in January that the credit committee was unable to proceed with the transaction until the completion of certain restructuring requirements. The Company has been given to understand that this decision is unrelated to its current mining activity in Romania and is not a negative reflection on BPPM. The Company remains committed to seeking cheaper and strategic financing.

Finally, we continue to remain confident that we will be able to conclude a diamond mining agreement with ZCDC once Covid-19 lock-down measures are lifted in Zimbabwe.

Many thanks to fellow Board members and management for the commitment and hard work that has been put into the Group. I thank all our stakeholders for their support through these challenging times.

Andrew Prelea
Chief Executive Officer

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

for the six months ended 31 October 2020

31 Oct 2020

30 Apr 2020

31 Oct 2019

6 Months

12 Months

6 Months

Group

Group

Group

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Note

$’000

$’000

$’000

Revenue

-

-

-

Cost of sales

-

-

-

Gross profit

-

-

-

Overhead expenses

13

(7,243)

(3,179)

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(398)

(913)

(411)

Profit / (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

Share option and warrant expense

-

(440)

(69)

Sundry income

68

175

33

Exchange (loss) / gain

2,015

(1,977)

(773)

Other administrative and overhead expenses

(1,672)

(4,088)

(1,959)

Proft / (loss) from operations

13

(7,243)

(3,179)

Finance income

59

30

-

Finance expense

(1,112)

(1,099)

(345)

Loss before taxation from continuing operations

(1,040)

(8,312)

(3,524)

Taxation charge

-

-

-

Total loss after taxation for the period

(1,040)

(8,312)

(3,524)

Other comprehensive income

Items that may be subsequently reclassified to either profit or loss

(Loss) / gain on available for sale financial assets

-

-

-

Exchange gain / (loss) on translation of foreign operations

(1,412)

1,045

34

Total comprehensive profit / (loss) for the period

(2,452)

(7,267)

(3,490)

Total profit / (loss) attributable to:

- the equity holders of the parent company

(1,076)

(8,000)

(3,398)

- non-controlling interests

36

(312)

(126)

(1,040)

(8,312)

(3,524)

Total comprehensive profit / (loss) attributable to:

- the equity holders of the parent company

(2,488)

(6,955)

(3,364)

- non-controlling interests

36

(312)

(126)

(2,452)

(7,267)

(3,490)

Loss per share – basic and diluted

4

(0.01)

(0.08)

(0.04)



Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

for the six months ended 31 October 2020

Share capital

Share premium

Share option reserve

Foreign currency translation reserve

Available for sale reserve

EBT reserve

Retained deficit

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

At 30 April 2019

23,702

81,685

1,615

(722)

-

-

(100,937)

5,343

(41)

5,302

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

34

-

-

(3,398)

(3,364)

(126)

(3,490)

Share option and warrant charges

-

-

69

-

-

-

-

69

-

69

Share options and warrants lapsed

-

-

(387)

-

-

-

387

-

-

-

Shares issued for cash:

- for cash consideration

2,859

1,066

-

-

-

-

-

3,925

-

3,925

- to settle liabilities

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

At 31 October 2019

26,561

82,751

1,297

(688)

-

-

(103,948)

5,973

(167)

5,806

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

1,011

-

-

(4,602)

(3,591)

(186)

(3,777)

Share option and warrant charges

-

-

371

-

-

-

-

371

-

371

Share options and warrants lapsed

-

-

5

-

-

-

(5)

-

-

-

Share warrants issued to debt provider

-

-

1,310

-

-

-

-

1,310

-

1,310

Derecognised on discontinued operations:

- Millwall International Investments Limited

-

-

-

(1,178)

-

1,178

-

-

-

Shares issued for cash

- for cash consideration

514

237

-

-

-

-

-

751

4

755

- to settle liabilities

21

9

-

-

-

-

-

30

-

30

At 30 April 2020

27,096

82,997

2,983

(855)

-

-

(107,377)

4,844

(349)

4,495

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

(1,412)

-

-

(1,076)

(2,488)

36

(2,452)

Share option and warrant charges

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Share options and warrants lapsed

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Shares issued for cash

- for cash consideration

3,503

1,799

-

-

-

-

-

5,302

-

5,302

- to settle liabilities

117

72

-

-

-

-

-

189

-

189

At 31 October 2020

30,716

84,868

2,983

(2,267)

-

-

(108,453)

7,847

(313)

7,534



Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

As at 31 October 2020

31 Oct 2020

30 Apr 2020

31 Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Assets

Note

Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment

3

15,751

12,735

11,998

15,751

12,735

11,998

Current assets

Inventory

5

840

476

472

Receivables

6

2,747

2,461

1,961

Available for sale investments

977

920

-

Cash and cash equivalents

239

478

1,216

Total current assets

4,803

4,335

3,649

Total Assets

20,554

17,070

15,647

Equity and Liabilities

Capital and reserves attributable to equity holders of the Parent

Share capital

30,716

27,096

26,561

Share premium

84,868

82,997

82,751

Share option reserve

2,983

2,983

1,297

Foreign currency translation reserve

(2,267)

(855)

(688)

Retained deficit

(108,453)

(107,377)

(103,948)

7,847

4,844

5,973

Non-controlling interests

(313)

(349)

(167)

Total equity

7,534

4,495

5,806

Non-current liabilities

Loans and borrowings

7

8,605

8,343

3,073

Provisions

9

473

420

489

Deferred tax liability

-

-

-

9,078

8,763

3,562

Current liabilities

Loans and borrowings

7

249

392

2,348

Trade and other payables

8

3,693

3,420

3,931

Total current liabilities

3,942

3,812

6,279

Total liabilities

13,020

12,575

9,841

Total Equity and Liabilities

20,554

17,070

15,647

Condensed consolidated statement of cash flow

for the six months ended 31 October 2020

31 Oct 2020

30 Apr 2020

31 Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Company

$’000

$’000

$’000

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Profit (loss) before taxation for the period

(1,040)

(8,312)

(3,524)

Adjustments for:

Depreciation and impairment charges

398

913

411

(Profit) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

Liabilities settled in shares

189

30

-

Share option expense

-

440

69

(453)

(6,929)

(3,044)

Changes in working capital:

Decrease (increase) in receivables

(937)

346

613

Decrease (increase) in inventories

(1,122)

131

(55)

Decrease in payables

(393)

1,220

490

(2,452)

1,697

1,048

Taxation paid

-

-

-

Cash generated by / (used in) operations

(2,905)

(5,232)

(1,996)

Investing activities:

Payments to acquire property, plant and equipment

(2,755)

(2,756)

(1,184)

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

Payments to acquire available for sale investments

(891)

-

.

Total cash used in investing activities

(2,755)

(3,647)

(1,184)

Financing Activities:

Proceeds from the issue of ordinary shares

5,302

4,625

3,925

Proceeds from loans and borrowings granted

966

6,519

156

Repayment of loans and borrowings

(847)

(2,356)

(254)

Total proceeds from financing activities

5,421

8,788

3,827

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(239)

(91)

647

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

478

569

569

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

239

478

1,216



Interim report notes

1 Interim Report

These condensed interim financial statements, which are unaudited, are for the six months ended 31 October 2020 and consolidate the financial statements of the Company and all its subsidiaries. The statements are presented in United States Dollars.

The financial information set out in these condensed interim financial statements does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006. The condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Group for the period ended 30 April 2020 which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (“IFRSs”). The Auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain a statement under s.498(2) or s.498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The Auditors report for the period ended 30 April 2020 can be found on Pages 22-25 of the annual financial statements for the period ended 30 April 2020, released elsewhere on this website on 29 October 2020.

The accounts for the period have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 “Interim Financial Reporting” (“IAS 34”) and the accounting policies are consistent with those of the annual financial statements for the period ended 30 April 2020, unless otherwise stated, and those envisaged for the financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2021.

New IFRS accounting standards

At the date of authorisation of these financial statements, a number of Standards and Interpretations were in issue but were not yet effective. The Directors do not anticipate that the adoption of these standards and interpretations, or any of the amendments made to existing standards as a result of the annual improvements cycle, will have a material effect on the financial statements in the year of initial application.

Going concern

After review of the Group’s operations, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the unaudited condensed interim financial statements.

This interim report was approved by the Directors on 26 January 2021.


2 Segmental Analysis

Mining, exploration and development

Admin and corporate

Total

Europe

Africa

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Six months to 31 October 2020

Revenue

-

-

-

-

Production costs

-

-

-

-

Gross profit (loss)

-

-

-

-

Depreciation

(395)

-

(3)

(398)

Profit (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

-

Share option and warrant expense

-

-

-

-

Sundry income

68

-

-

68

Exchange (loss) gain

1,630

-

385

2,015

Other administrative and overhead expenses

(744)

-

(928)

(1,672)

Finance income

-

-

59

59

Finance expense

(267)

-

(845)

(1,112)

Taxation (charge)

-

-

-

-

Profit (loss) for the year from continuing operations

292

-

(1,332)

(1,040)

31 October 2020

Total assets

18,929

-

1,625

20,554

Total non-current assets

15,648

-

103

15,751

Additions to non-current assets

2,753

-

2

2,755

Total current assets

3,281

-

1,522

4,803

Total liabilities

7,719

-

5,301

13,020



2 Segmental analysis (continued)

Mining, exploration and development

Admin and corporate

Total

Europe

Africa

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Twelve months to 30 April 2020

Revenue

-

-

-

-

Production costs

-

-

-

-

Gross profit (loss)

-

-

-

-

Depreciation and impairment

(911)

-

(2)

(913)

Profit (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

-

Share option and warrant expense

-

-

(440)

(440)

Sundry income

175

-

-

175

Exchange (loss) gain

(1,170)

-

(807)

(1,977)

Other administrative and overhead expenses

(1,549)

-

(2,539)

(4,088)

Finance income

-

-

30

30

Finance expense

(508)

-

(591)

(1,099)

Taxation (charge)

-

-

-

-

Profit (loss) for the year from continuing operations

(3,963)

-

(4,349)

(8,312)

30 April 2020

Total assets

14,831

-

2,239

17,070

Total non-current assets

12,627

-

108

12,735

Additions to non-current assets

2,693

-

63

2,756

Total current assets

2,716

-

1,619

4,335

Total liabilities

7,584

-

4,991

12,575



2 Segmental analysis (continued)

Mining, exploration and development

Admin and corporate

Total

Europe

Africa

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Six months to 31 October 2019

Revenue

-

-

-

Production costs

-

-

-

Gross profit (loss)

-

-

-

Depreciation and impairment

(409)

(2)

(411)

Profit (loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

Share option and warrant expense

-

(69)

(69)

Sundry income

33

-

33

Exchange (loss) gain

(156)

(617)

(773)

Other administrative and overhead expenses

(722)

(1,237)

(1,959)

Finance income

-

-

-

Finance expense

(189)

(156)

(345)

Taxation (charge)

-

-

-

Profit (loss) for the year from continuing operations

(1,443)

(2,081)

(3,524)

30 October 2019

Total assets

14,516

1,131

15,647

Total non-current assets

11,998

-

11,998

Additions to non-current assets

1,184

-

1,184

Total current assets

2,120

1,529

3,649

Total liabilities

8,329

1,512

9,841



3 Property, Plant and equipment

Group

Plant and machinery

Fixtures, fittings and equipment

Computer assets

Motor vehicles

Buildings and Improvements

Mining assets

Capital Work in progress

Total

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

$’000

Cost at 1 May 2019

3,203

46

118

245

3,212

6,174

2,784

15,782

Additions during the period

-

1

-

37

-

-

1,146

1,184

Disposals during the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foreign exchange movements

(6)

-

-

(5)

(10)

(16)

(10)

(47)

Cost at 31 October 2019

3,197

47

118

277

3,202

6,158

3,920

16,919

Additions during the period

2

2

36

-

-

143

1,389

1,572

Disposals during the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foreign exchange movements

(135)

(1)

(4)

(12)

(109)

(174)

(103)

(538)

Cost at 30 April 2020

3,064

48

150

265

3,093

6,127

5,206

17,953

Additions during the period

479

6

11

6

-

2,158

95

2,755

Reclassification

363

-

-

-

414

1,963

(2,740)

-

Foreign exchange movements

195

3

8

27

160

255

308

956

Cost at 31 October 2020

4,101

57

169

298

3,667

10,503

2,869

21,664

Depreciation at 1 May 2019

2,059

35

66

132

585

1,040

604

4,521

Charge for the period

184

6

4

14

57

146

-

411

Foreign exchange movements

(2)

-

-

(2)

(4)

(3)

-

(11)

Depreciation at 31 October 2019

2,241

41

70

144

638

1,183

604

4,921

Charge for the period

271

6

10

12

285

(82)

-

502

Disposals during the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foreign exchange movements

(115)

-

(2)

(5)

(48)

(35)

-

(205)

Depreciation at 30 April 2020

2,397

47

78

151

875

1,066

604

5,218

Charge for the period

174

7

8

15

61

133

-

398

Reclassification

-

-

-

-

-

(40)

-

(40)

Foreign exchange movements

171

3

5

28

77

53

-

337

Depreciation at 31 October 2020

2,742

57

91

194

1,013

1,212

604

5,913

Net book value at 31 October 2019

956

6

48

133

2,564

4,975

3,316

11,998

Net book value at 30 April 2020

667

1

72

114

2,218

5,061

4,602

12,735

Net book value at 31 October 2020

1,359

-

78

104

2,654

9,291

2,265

15,751



4 Loss per share

31 Oct 2020

30 Apr 2020

31 Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

Profit and loss per ordinary share has been calculated using the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the relevant financial year.

The weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue for the period is:

12,056,115,803

9,597,112,214

9,017,815,872

Profit / (loss) for the period: ($’000)

(1,076)

(8,000)

(3,398)

Profit / (Loss) per share basic and diluted (cents)

(0.01)

(0.08)

(0.04)

The effect of all potentially dilutive share options is anti-dilutive.

5 Inventory

Oct 2020

Apr 2020

Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Minerals held for sale

104

58

61

Production stockpiles

49

46

48

Consumable stores

687

372

363

840

476

472

6 Receivables

Oct 2020

Apr 2020

Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Trade receivables

203

359

-

Other receivables

822

801

839

Short term loans

233

212

211

Prepayments

92

81

60

VAT

1,397

1,008

851

2,747

2,461

1,961

7 Loans and borrowings

Oct 2020

Apr 2020

Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Non current

Secured borrowings

8,605

8,361

5,035

Unsecured borrowings

179

206

less amounts payable in less than 12 months

(197)

(2,168)

8,605

8,343

3,073

Current

Secured borrowings

-

-

2,018

Unsecured borrowings

249

195

330

Bank overdrafts

-

-

-

Current portion of long term borrowings - secured

-

18

- unsecured

179

249

392

2,348

Total loans and borrowings

8,854

8,735

5,421

8 Payables

Oct 2020

Apr 2020

Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Trade payables

1,287

1,645

1,298

Other payables

883

864

1,293

Other taxes and social security taxes

1,460

672

1,340

Accrued expenses

63

239

-

3,693

3,420

3,931

9 Provisions

Oct 2020

Apr 2020

Oct 2019

Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Group

Group

Group

$’000

$’000

$’000

Provision for rehabilitation of mining properties

- Provision brought forward from previous periods

420

489

489

- Liability recognised during period

-

-

-

- Other movements

53

(69)

-

473

420

489

10 Events after the reporting date

Shares issued and gross proceeds / consideration

£

$

Shares Issued

Issued to

6,294,780

8,439,611

4,576,776,439

Placing with investors

4,845,000

6,442,699

2,850,000,000

Purchase of 20% NCI of Vast Baita Plai 20%

365,337

500,000

323,880,177

Settle Atlas convertible loan principal

1,943

2,647

388,586

Exercise of open offer warrants

11,507,060

15,384,957

7,751,045,202

First sale of concentrate concluded in November 2020.

In November, the Company announced an increase in exploration target for BPPM from 1.8 - 3 million tonnes to 3.2 - 5.8 million tonnes.

In January, the Company announced the appointment of Marcus Brewster as General Manager of BPPM and who will join the Company on 1 March 2021.

On 26 January 2021, the Company announced that Atlas had issued a conversion notice for the repayment of $500,000 of principal of the first tranche of the Atlas facility. The Company has satisfied the conversion rights through the issuance of 323,880,177 shares.

**ENDS**