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Endeavour Silver Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) (TSX: EDR) released its financial results today for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021. The Company operates three silver-gold mines in Mexico: the Guanaceví mine in Durango state, the Bolañitos mine in Guanajuato state and the El Compas mine in Zacatecas state. All amounts reported are in United States (US) dollars.

 

Dan Dickson, CEO, commented, “From a financial standpoint, our Q2 performance was stronger than the respective period last year, as revenue, cash flow and earnings were all higher. However, our operating costs are clearly not where we want them to be. We are working to optimize our operating cost profile in the second half of 2021.”

 

“This month, we plan to suspend operations at El Compas due to exhaustion of reserves. This small asset represents less than 5% of 2021 consolidated production and will not affect our progress towards attaining or surpassing our production guidance for the year. Our remaining production platform at Guanacevi and Bolañitos is strong and sustainable with excellent brownfield exploration opportunities.”

 

“We are pleased to enter the second half of the year with a robust cash balance of $125 million and a clean balance sheet ahead of a potential construction decision for Terronera later this year. We will be completing the Feasibility Study during Q3 with a construction decision anticipated shortly thereafter.”

 

2021 Second Quarter Highlights

 

  • Metal Production: Produced 1,073,724 ounces (oz) silver, up 80% and 11,166 oz gold, up 92%, in-line with guidance for 2.0 million oz silver equivalent (AgEq), up 85%, at an 80:1 silver:gold ratio, compared to Q2, 2020 when operations were suspended due to COVID-19 for a portion of the period.
  • Net Revenue: Totaled $47.7 million, up 136%, from the sale of 1,120,266 oz silver and 9,810 oz gold at average realized prices of $26.82 per oz silver and $1,866 per oz gold. Management withheld metal sales in Q1, 2021 and continues to carry higher metal inventory totaling 459,659 oz silver and 1,891 oz gold of bullion inventory and 12,159 oz silver and 944 oz gold in concentrate inventory.
  • Operating Costs: Cash cost(1) $13.03 per oz payable silver, up 369% year-on-year and all-in sustaining cost (AISC)(1) $25.39 per oz payable silver, up 70% year-on-year, net of gold credits. Operating costs were higher than budgeted due to global supply chain constraints creating inflationary pressures, increased labor costs, a strengthening Mexican Peso and increased operating development at Guanacevi.
  • Cash Flow: $8.7 million in cash flow from operations before working capital changes, up 358% compared to Q2, 2020. The Company continued to hold significant finished goods, increased deposits for equipment purchases, invested in exploration activities and advanced the Terronera Feasibility Study.
  • Earnings: Realized earnings of $6.7 million or $0.04 per share, up sharply compared to a loss of $3.3 million in Q2, 2020 due to increased mine operating earnings, the gain on the sale of the El Cubo asset and gain on the sale of marketable securities, offset by increased exploration and evaluation activities, higher general and administrative costs and higher tax expense. Excluding the gain on sale of the El Cubo asset, the adjusted earnings are $0.8 million. At quarter end, the finished golds inventory was carried at a cost of $10.1 million compared to the fair market value of $17.3 million.
  • Strong Balance Sheet: Cash position $125.2 million and working capital $146.8 million. Raised $28.4 million in equity financing through an ATM facility, net of issuance costs. Only remaining term liabilities are equipment loans of $7.8 million.
  • Completed the Sale of El Cubo: The transaction closed on April 9, 2021 for $19.8 million in cash and share payments with up to $3 million in contingent payments payable by Guanajuato Silver (previously Vangold Mining Corp).

 

Subsequent to the End of the Second Quarter 2021:

 

  • Suspension of Operations at El Compas: The Company has decided to suspend mining and milling operations at El Compas in August. Mining assets and key talent will be transferred within the Company to Bolañitos and Terronera. The associated suspension costs are estimated to be $1.3 million, including $1.0 million in severance, to be incurred over the remainder of the year. Management is currently evaluating its alternatives for the assets.
  • Agreement to Acquire Bruner Gold Project from Canamex: strategic acquisition opportunity for an advanced stage exploration property in a favorable jurisdiction for $10 million in cash. The agreement is subject to Canamex shareholder approval in Q3 (see EDR news release dated July 19, 2021).

 

  • Mine operating cash flow, cash costs and all-in sustaining costs are non-IFRS measures. Please refer to the definitions in the Company’s Management Discussion & Analysis.

Financial Overview

 

In Q2 2021, net revenue increased 136% to $47.7 million as a result of higher metal prices and increased production. Mine operating cash flows, operating cash flows and EBITDA increased significantly compared to Q2, 2020. For a period in Q2, 2020, the mine operations were suspended due to government decree to stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

The Company recognized earnings of $6.7 million compared to a loss of $3.3 million in Q2, 2020. A gain of $5.8 million was recognized on the sale of the El Cubo mine and related assets and liabilities.

 

Cost of sales for Q2, 2021 was $37.5 million, an increase of 109% over the cost of sales of $17.1 million for the same period of 2020. The increase in cost of sales was primarily related to the 76% increase in silver ounces sold, significantly higher royalty costs, labour costs and additional costs attributed to global supply constraints. Royalties increased 438% from $0.8 million to $4.3 million due to higher production and realized prices and the increased mining of the high grade Porvenir Cuatro extensions at the Guanaceví operation, which are subject to the significantly higher royalty rates.

 

The Company slightly decreased its finished goods silver and increased its finished goods gold inventory to 459,659oz and 1,891 oz, respectively at June 30, 2021 compared to 529,817 oz silver and 1,689 oz gold at March 31, 2021. The cost allocated to these finished goods was $10.1 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $8.0 million at March 31, 2021. At June 30, 2021, the finished goods inventory fair market value was $17.3 million, compared to $15.9 million at March 31, 2021.

 

Financial Results (Consolidated Statement of Operations Appended Below)

 

For the period ended June 30, 2021, the Company generated net revenue of $47.7 million an increase of 136% compared to $20.2 million. Gross sales of $48.3 million in Q2, 2021 represented a 136% increase over the $20.5 million for the same period in 2020. There was a 76% increase in silver ounces sold and a 57% increase in the realized silver price resulting in a 179% increase to silver sales. Similarly, there was an 88% increase in gold ounces sold at prices similar to the prior year resulting in an 88% increase in gold sales. During the period, the Company sold 1,120,266 oz silver and 9,810 oz gold, for realized prices of $26.82 and $1,866 per oz, respectively, compared to sales of 634,839 oz silver and 5,218 oz gold, for realized prices of $17.04 and $1,862 per oz, respectively, in the same period of 2020. For the three months ended June 30, 2021, silver and gold spot prices averaged $26.69 and $1,816, respectively.

 

After cost of sales of $37.5 million (Q2, 2020 – $17.1 million), mine operating earnings amounted to a $10.2 million (Q2, 2020 –$3.1 million) from mining and milling operations in Mexico.

 

Excluding depreciation and depletion of $6.6 million (Q2, 2020 – $3.9 million), stock-based compensation of $0.1 million (Q2, 2020- $0.1 million) and a write-down of inventory of $0.3 million (Q2, 2020 – $0.5 million), mine operating cash flow before taxes was $17.2 million in Q2, 2021 (Q2, 2020 – $7.6 million). Operating earnings were $0.8 million (Q2, 2020 – loss of $4.6 million) after exploration and evaluation expenditures of $5.0 million (Q2, 2020 – $1.7 million), general and administrative expense of $4.3 million (Q2, 2020 – $3.1 million) and care and maintenance costs of $0.1 million (Q2, 2020 – $2.9 million).

 

Net earnings amounted to $6.7 million ($0.04 per share) compared to a net loss of $3.3 million (loss of $0.02 per share) in Q2, 2020.

 

Current income tax expense increased to $2.2 million (Q2 2020 – $0.2 million) due to increased profitability impacting special mining duty, while deferred income tax expense of $1.1 million was recognized due to the estimated use of loss carry forwards to reduce taxable income at Guanacevi (Q2 2020 – $0.5 million deferred income tax recovery).

 

Direct operating costs per tonne in Q2, 2021 increased 18%, to $119.94 compared with Q2, 2020 due to higher operating costs at all operations. The operations have seen a strengthening of the Mexican Peso, increased labour costs, increased third party ore purchased and increased operating development at Guanaceví compared to prior year and budgeted. Including royalties and special mining duty, direct costs per tonne increased 29% to $141.61. Royalties increase 1,781% to $4.3 million as increased production from the El Curso and El Porvenir concessions at Guanaceví with higher prices substantially increased the royalty expense. The improved profitability increased special mining duty expense to $0.9 million for Q2, 2021, which was negligible in Q2, 2020.

 

Consolidated cash costs per ounce, net of by-product credits (a non-IFRS measure and a standard of the Silver Institute) increased to $13.03 due to the increased direct costs per tonne. All-in sustaining costs (also a non-IFRS measure) increased to $25.39 per ounce in Q2, 2021 as a result of higher corporate general and administrative costs, increased mine site expensed exploration and increased capital expenditures at Guanaceví to accelerate mine development within the El Curso ore body. In Q2, 2021 corporate general and administrative included a $1.6 million mark to market expense of deferred share units expense whereas the mark to market expense was $1.1 million in Q2, 2020.

 

The Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis can be viewed on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

 

About Endeavour Silver 

 

Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns and operates three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently advancing the Terronera mine project towards a development decision and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico and Chile to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer.  Our philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.

 

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
COMPARATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Three Months Ended June 30 Q2 2021 Highlights Six Months Ended June 30
2021 2020   % Change 2021   2020   % Change
Production
1,073,724 596,545   80 % Silver ounces produced 2,121,824   1,454,204   46 %
11,166 5,817   92 % Gold ounces produced 22,275   14,293   56 %
1,062,267 590,618   80 % Payable silver ounces produced 2,098,977   1,440,409   46 %
10,955 5,717   92 % Payable gold ounces produced 21,849   14,037   56 %
1,967,004 1,061,905   85 % Silver equivalent ounces produced 3,903,824   2,597,644   50 %
13.03 2.78   369 % Cash costs per silver ounce 10.48   5.77   82 %
19.55 10.33   89 % Total production costs per ounce 17.51   13.88   26 %
25.39 14.91   70 % All-in sustaining costs per ounce 22.69   16.96   34 %
242,018 114,120   112 % Processed tonnes 451,471   313,447   44 %
119.94 102.02   18 % Direct operating costs per tonne 116.43   98.76   18 %
141.61 109.74   29 % Direct costs per tonne 134.48   104.59   29 %
18.52 10.16   82 % Silver co-product cash costs 16.89   10.99   54 %
1,288 1,111   16 % Gold co-product cash costs 1,116   1,175   (5  
Financial
47.7 20.2   136 % Revenue ($ millions) 82.2   42.1   95 %
1,120,266 634,839   76 % Silver ounces sold 1,743,645   1,300,339   34 %
9,810 5,218   88 % Gold ounces sold 20,473   12,672   62 %
26.82 17.04   57 % Realized silver price per ounce 26.95   16.16   67 %
1,866 1,862   0 % Realized gold price per ounce 1,781   1,727   3 %
6.7 (3.3 ) 302 % Net earnings (loss) ($ millions) 18.9   (19.2 ) 198 %
0.8 (3.3 ) 126 % Adjusted net earnings (loss) ($ millions) (3.7 ) (19.2 ) 81 %
10.2 3.1   228 % Mine operating earnings (loss) ($ millions) 15.9   0.2   6800 %
17.2 7.6   125 % Mine operating cash flow ($ millions) 30.5   11.9   156 %
8.7 1.9   358 % Operating cash flow before working capital changes 13.9   (3.1 ) 551 %
15.9 1.2   1214 % Earnings before ITDA ($ millions) 39.8   (5.5 ) 823 %
146.8 44.6   229 % Working capital ($ millions) 146.8   44.6   229 %
Shareholders
0.04 (0.02 ) 300 % Earnings (loss) per share – basic 0.12   (0.13 ) 192 %
0.01 (0.02 ) 123 % Adjusted earnings (loss) per share – basic (0.02 ) (0.13 ) 83 %
0.05 0.01   302 % Operating cash flow before working capital changes per share 0.08   (0.02 ) 499 %
168,383,755 147,862,393   14 % Weighted average shares outstanding 164,051,368   144,836,300   13 %
             
             

The above highlights are key measures used by management, however they should not be the sole measures used in determining the performance of the Company’s operations. The related definitions and reconciliations are contained in the Management Discussion and Analysis.

 

 

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(expressed in thousands in U.S. dollars)

                   
      Three months ended   Six months ended
      June 30,   June 30,   June 30,   June 30,
       2021    2020    2021    2020
                   
Operating activities                  
Net earnings (loss) for the period     $ 6,656     $ (3,289 )   $ 18,905     $ (19,215 )
                   
Items not affecting cash:                  
Share-based compensation       1,028       848       2,193       1,593  
Depreciation, depletion and amortization       6,723       4,213       14,347       10,481  
Impairment reversal of non-current assets                   (16,791 )      
Deferred income tax expense (recovery)       1,116       (514 )     4,243       1,350  
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)       (143 )     (140 )     (53 )     514  
Finance costs       216       337       507       648  
Write down of inventory to net realizable value       272       486       272       1,528  
Loss (gain) on asset disposal       (5,841 )     57       (5,807 )     135  
Gain on other investments       (1,366 )     (107 )     (3,912 )     (114 )
Net changes in non-cash working capital       806       (2,800 )     (8,360 )     (178 )
Cash from (used in) operating activities       9,467       (909 )     5,544       (3,258 )
                   
                   
Investing activities                  
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment       6,985       73       7,541       100  
Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditures       (8,164 )     (4,872 )     (15,434 )     (10,384 )
Purchase of marketable securities                   (832 )      
Proceeds from disposal of marketable securities       4,905             9,288        
Redemption of (investment in) non-current deposits       19             (1 )      
Cash from (used in) investing activities       3,745       (4,799 )     562       (10,284 )
                   
                   
Financing activities                  
Repayment of loans payable       (918 )     (554 )     (1,887 )     (1,326 )
Repayment of lease liabilities       (43 )     (49 )     (85 )     (92 )
Interest paid       (174 )     (243 )     (367 )     (461 )
Public equity offerings       29,034       22,703       59,134       24,188  
Exercise of options       785       8       4,583       20  
Share issuance costs       (664 )     (963 )     (1,266 )     (1,037 )
Performance share unit redemption       (2,174 )           (2,174 )      
Cash from (used in) financing activities       25,846       20,902       57,938       21,292  
                   
Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents     144       314       64       (620 )
                   
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       39,058       15,194       64,044       7,750  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period       85,989       14,990       61,083       23,368  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period     $ 125,191     $ 30,498     $ 125,191     $ 30,498  
                   

This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2021 and the related notes contained therein.

 

 

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(expressed in thousands in U.S. dollars, except for share and per share amounts)

               
    Three months ended Six months ended
    June 30,   June 30, June 30,   June 30,
     2021    2020  2021    2020
               
Revenue   $ 47,775   $ 20,201   $ 82,241     $ 42,128  
               
Cost of sales:              
Direct production costs     26,223     11,722     44,951       28,522  
Royalties     4,340     834     6,800       1,691  
Share-based payments     111     92     229       183  
Depreciation, depletion and amortization     6,624     3,951     14,120       9,974  
Write down of inventory to net realizable value     272     486     272       1,528  
      37,570     17,085     66,372       41,898  
               
Mine operating earnings     10,205     3,116     15,869       230  
               
Expenses:              
Exploration and evaluation     5,025     1,665     9,155       4,047  
General and administrative     4,293     3,137     7,816       5,142  
Care and maintenance costs     55     2,911     576       4,256  
Impairment reversal of non-current assets             (16,791 )      
      9,373     7,713     756       13,445  
               
Operating earnings (loss)     832     (4,597 )   15,113       (13,215 )
               
Finance costs     216     356     507       666  
               
Other income (expense):              
Foreign exchange     659     740     (35 )     (4,177 )
Gain on asset disposals     5,841         5,841        
Investment and other     1,802     605     4,553       654  
      8,302     1,345     10,359       (3,523 )
               
Earnings (loss) before income taxes     8,918     (3,608 )   24,965       (17,404 )
               
Income tax expense (recovery):              
Current income tax expense     1,146     195     1,817       461  
Deferred income tax expense (recovery)     1,116     (514 )   4,243       1,350  
      2,262     (319 )   6,060       1,811  
               
Net earnings (loss) and comprehensive earnings (loss) for the period   6,656     (3,289 )   18,905       (19,215 )
               
Basic earnings (loss) per share based on net earnings (loss)   $ 0.04   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.12     $ (0.13 )
Diluted earnings (loss) per share based on net earnings (loss) $ 0.04   $ (0.02 ) $ 0.11     $ (0.13 )
               
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding     168,383,755     147,862,393     164,051,368       144,836,300  
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding     172,195,942     147,862,393     167,743,113       144,836,300  
               

This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2021 and the related notes contained therein.

 

 

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(expressed in thousands in U.S. dollars, except for share and per share amounts)

         
    June 30,   December 31,
     2021     2020
         
ASSETS        
         
Current assets        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 125,191     $ 61,083  
Other investments     10,024       4,767  
Accounts and other receivable     16,167       20,144  
Income tax receivable     61       52  
Inventories     23,929       16,640  
Prepaid expenses     7,281       2,284  
Total current assets     182,653       104,970  
         
Deposits     592       591  
Deferred financing costs           294  
Income tax recoverable     3,570        
IVA receivable     2,699       2,676  
Deferred income tax asset     8,510       12,753  
Intangible assets     248       492  
Right-of-use leased assets     757       861  
Mineral properties, plant and equipment     87,845       87,955  
Total assets   $ 286,874     $ 210,592  
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY        
         
Current liabilities        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 29,687     $ 27,764  
Income taxes payable     2,681       3,038  
Loans payable     3,251       3,578  
Lease liabilities     201       173  
Total current liabilities     35,820       34,553  
         
Loans payable     4,534       6,094  
Lease liabilities     923       921  
Provision for reclamation and rehabilitation     4,383       8,876  
Deferred income tax liability     1,080       1,077  
Total liabilities     46,740       51,521  
         
Shareholders’ equity        
Common shares, unlimited shares authorized, no par value, issued        
  and outstanding 170,300,394 shares (Dec 31, 2020 – 157,924,708 shares)   584,378       517,711  
Contributed surplus     5,153       9,662  
Retained earnings (deficit)     (349,397 )     (368,302 )
Total shareholders’ equity     240,134       159,071  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $ 286,874     $ 210,592  
         

This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2021 and the related notes contained therein.

 

 

Posted August 10, 2021

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