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Trading Update and Update on Publication of Annual Financial Results

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Serabi Gold plc
Serabi Gold plc

For immediate release

30 May 2022

 

Serabi Gold plc

(“Serabi” or the “Company”)

Trading Update and Update on Publication of Annual Financial Results

 

Serabi (AIM:SRB, TSX:SBI), the Brazilian focused gold mining and development company, expects to publish the audited full year results in mid-June 2022. This is to allow the Company's auditors time to complete their audit procedures. As the audit of the full year results is at an advanced stage, the Company does not expect this outstanding work to have any impact on the summary financial information set out below or the cash position of the Company.

 

The Company is today providing a further update on its 2022 activities.

Operational Highlights

  • Gold production for April 2022 was 2,919 ounces, the highest monthly level so far in 2022.

  • The Company anticipates gold production for May 2022 will be similar.

  • An initial 400 tonnes of ore recovered from the Coringa Project is being transported to Palito and ore-sorting test work is due to commence in the coming days. This ore will also provide a bulk sample to be processed through the Palito plant.

Financial Highlights – 2022

  • On 17 May 2022, the Company completed a US$5.1 million unsecured loan arrangement with a Brazilian bank. The loan is repayable as a bullet payment on 12 May 2023 and carries an interest coupon of 6.6 per cent. This additional working capital offsets the unexpected reduction in revenue and cash for the first quarter of 2022.

  • The Group currently has in excess of US$10.5 million in cash, including the proceeds of this loan.

Financial Highlights – Unaudited preliminary results for FY2021

  • Revenue increase of 13 per cent to US$63.1 million (2020: US$55.8 million) reflecting the eight per cent increase in gold production.

  • EBITDA of US$19.13 million also represents the best annual performance for the Group (2020: US$15.52 million).

  • Revenues and EBITDA are in line with consensus forecasts.

  • Post tax profit of US$9.95 million represents the best annual result for the Group and an increase of 42 per cent year on year.

  • Earnings per share of 13.85 cents compared with 11.92 cents for 2020.

  • Average gold price of US$1,776 received on gold sales in 2021. (2020: US$1,727).

  • Cash Cost for the year of US$1,090 per ounce (2020: US$1,075).

  • All-In Sustaining Cost for the year of US$1,429 per ounce (2020: US$1,374 per ounce) reflecting the additional US$2.45 million of mine development expenditure incurred in the year.

 

Key Financial Information

 

UNAUDITED SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR THE THREE AND TWELVE MONTHS ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2021

 

12 months to

31 Dec 2021

US$000’s

(unaudited)

3 months to

31 Dec 2021

US$000’s

(unaudited)

12 months to

31 Dec 2020

US$000’s

(unaudited)

3 months to

31 Dec 2020

US$000’s

(unaudited)

Revenue

63,141

16,400

55,830

11,616

Cost of Sales

(37,759)

(10,532)

(34,166)

(9,237)

Gross Operating Profit

25,382

5,868

21,664

2,378

Administration and share based payments

(6,257)

(1,742)

(6,144)

(1,305)

EBITDA

19,125

4,126

15,520

1,072

Depreciation and amortisation charges

(6,050)

(1,957)

(5,129)

(412)

Operating profit before finance and tax

13,075

2,169

10,391

660

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) after tax

9,950

2,288

7,031

412

Earnings per ordinary share (basic)

13.85 cents

3.02 cents

11.92 cents

(0.70 cents)

 

 

 

 

 

Average gold price received

US$1,776

US$1,772

US$1,727

US$1,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

31 December

2021

(unaudited)

As at

31 December

2020

(unaudited)

Cash and cash equivalents (US$000’s)

 

 

12,218

6,604

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Cost and All-In Sustaining Cost (“AISC”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 months to

31 December 2021

(unaudited)

12 months to

31 December 2020

(unaudited)

Gold production for cash cost and AISC purposes

 

 

33,848 ozs

31,212 ozs

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cash Cost of production (per ounce)

 

 

US$1,090

US$1,075

Total AISC of production (per ounce)

 

 

US$1,429

US$1,374

 

 

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 as it forms part of UK Domestic Law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

 

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

 

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 / Michael Cornish

Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 3396

 

 

Peel Hunt LLP

Joint UK Broker

 

Ross Allister / Alexander Allen

Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 9000

 

 

Tamesis Partners LLP

Joint UK Broker

 

Charlie Bendon / Richard Greenfield

Tel: +44 (0)20 3882 2868

 

 

Camarco        

Financial PR

 

Gordon Poole / Emily Hall

Tel: +44(0) 20 3757 4980

 

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.

 

 

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 30 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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