Starcore Reports Q1 Results

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 15, 2022) - Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX: SAM) ("Starcore" or the "Company") reports the results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2022 for the Company and its mining operations in Queretaro, Mexico. The full version of the Company's Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.starcore.com, or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial information is prepared in accordance with IFRS and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

"We continue to build our cash and working capital position," reported Robert Eadie, CEO of the Company. "We hope to have results of the exploration progress we have made utilizing our $2million additional budget to explore our properties as well as to expand development and resources at the San Martin mine."

Financial Highlights for the three-month period ended July 31, 2022 (unaudited):

  • Gold and silver sales of $6.75 million;
  • Earnings from mining operations of $1.05 million;
  • Loss of $0.66 million, or $0.01 per share;
  • EBITDA(1) of $0.6 million;

The following table contains selected highlights from the Company's unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the quarters ended July 31, 2021 and 2020:

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)

Quarter ended
July 31,
 


2022

2021 
Revenues$6,750
$6,161 
Cost of Sales
(5,703)
(4,597)
Earnings from mining operations
1,047

1,564
Administrative Expenses, interest and foreign exchange
(1,435)
(510)
Loss on investment
(103)
(39)
Income tax (expense) recovery
(166)
(80)
Net income $(657)$935 
    (i) Income (loss) per share - basic$(0.01)$0.02 
    (ii) Income (loss) per share - diluted$(0.01)$0.02 

 

Reconciliation of Net income to EBITDA(1)



For the three months ended July 31,
20222021 
Net Income (Loss)$(657)$935
Unrealized loss on investment
103

39
Income tax expense
166

80
Interest
-

44
Depreciation and depletion
987

781 
EBITDA$599
 $ 1,879
 
EBITDA MARGIN(2) 8.9%
  30.5%
 

 

(1) EBITDA ("Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization") is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.

(2) EBITDA MARGIN is a measurement of a company's operating profitability calculated as EBITDA divided by total revenue. EBITDA MARGIN is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.

Production Highlights for the three-month period ended July 31, 2022:

  • Equivalent gold production of 2,925 ounces;
  • Mine operating cash cost of US$1,272/EqOz;
  • All-in sustaining costs of US$1,398/EqOz;

The following table is a summary of mine production statistics for the San Martin mine for the periods ended July 31, 2022 and 2021 and for the previous year ended April 30, 2022:



Actual Results for

Unit of measure3 months ended
July 31, 2022
3 months ended
July 31, 2021
12 months ended
April 30, 2022
Mine Production of Gold in Dorethousand ounces2.72.610.0
Mine Production of Silver in Dorethousand ounces18.619.885.4
Gold equivalent ouncesthousand ounces2.92.911.2
     




Silver to Gold equivalency ratio
86.068.175.0
Mine Gold gradegrams/tonne1.701.641.58
Mine Silver gradegrams/tonne21.320.923.0
Mine Gold recoverypercent89.4%88.3%88.2%
Mine Silver recoverypercent49.1%52.1%51.4%
Milledthousands of tonnes55.356.3224.4
Mine operating cash cost per tonne milledUS dollars676162
Mine operating cash cost per equivalent ounceUS dollars1,2721,1771,239

 

Salvador Garcia, B. Eng., a director of the Company and Chief Operating Officer, is the Company's qualified person on the project as required under NI 43-101 and has prepared the technical information contained in this press release.

About Starcore

Starcore International Mines is engaged in precious metals production with focus and experience in Mexico. This base of producing assets is complemented by exploration and development projects throughout North America. The Company is a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and advocates value driven decisions that will increase long term shareholder value. You can find more information on the investor friendly website here: www.starcore.com.

ON BEHALF OF STARCORE INTERNATIONAL
MINES LTD.

Signed "Gary Arca"
Gary Arca, Chief Financial Officer and Director

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

EVAN EADIE
Investor Relations
Telephone: (604) 602-4935 ext. 230
Email: eeadie@starcore.com

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed nor does it accept responsibility
for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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