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Torex Gold Reports Strong Q2 2022 Financial Results

 

 

 

 

On Track to Achieve Full Year Production and Cost Guidance
(All amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise stated)

 

Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX: TXG) reports the Company’s financial and operational results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. The Company will host a conference call tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM (ET) to discuss the quarterly results.

 

Torex is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rodrigo Sandoval to its Board of Directors.

 

Jody Kuzenko, President & CEO of Torex, stated:

 

“Torex delivered solid results across multiple fronts in Q2. Our strong production, combined with ongoing discipline in cost containment, resulted in robust revenue, operating cash flow, and free cash flow generation this quarter. With more than $310 million in cash on hand, strong forecasted cash flow from ELG, and advanced stage plans to increase our available credit facility to $250 million, Torex is in a very favourable position to fund the development of Media Luna while continuing to invest in value-generating exploration.

 

“Our excellent operational performance this quarter was primarily driven by higher grades from the ELG open pits as well as record mining rates in the ELG Underground. Underground mining rates averaged 1,582 tonnes per day in Q2, well surpassing the prior record of 1,429 tonnes per day achieved in the same quarter last year. With completion of Portal #3 expected later this year and potential to leverage long hole open stoping in portions of the mine, we are steadily making gains toward achieving our long-term target of 2,000 tonnes per day in the ELG Underground.

 

“At Media Luna, project activity continues to ramp up following Board approval on March 31st. Earthworks have progressed as planned during the quarter, and advance rates continued to improve in both the Guajes Tunnel and South Portal Lower. Procurement activities are well underway, with the key focus on long lead items including flotation cells, regrind mills, the Guajes Tunnel conveyor, and the battery electric fleet. As of June 30th, physical progress on the Media Luna Project was approximately 5%, exactly in line with our plan.

 

“Based on a detailed review of scheduled cost flows for Media Luna, the Company has redistributed the timing of indirect costs associated with freight, import taxes, and contingency. As a result, non-sustaining capital expenditure guidance for Media Luna in 2022 has been lowered to $170 to $210 million from $220 million to $270 million. While the timing of these expenditures has been shifted to 2023 and 2024, the overall cost to develop Media Luna remains unchanged.

 

“Despite challenging headwinds with the current inflationary environment and the persistence of COVID-19, we delivered a very solid first half of 2022, and we are well on track to deliver on production and cost guidance for the fourth year in a row.”

 

Richard Howes, Chair of the Board, stated:

 

“We are very pleased to welcome Rodrigo Sandoval to the Torex Board of Directors. Rodrigo brings significant social, commercial and political knowledge and experience from within Mexico’s mining industry, which will serve to enhance the overall governance of the Company. With Rodrigo’s appointment, we have now completed the process started two years ago to refresh, strengthen and diversify the competencies and skills of our Board.”

 

SECOND QUARTER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Safety excellence continues: No lost time injuries in the quarter. The Company exited the quarter with a lost time injury frequency rate of zero per million hours worked on a rolling 12-month basis and surpassed 10 million hours worked without a lost time injury in June.
  • Gold production: Delivered gold production of 123,185 ounces for the quarter. Gold production is on track to meet full year production guidance of 430,000 to 470,000 ounces.
  • Gold sold: Sold 123,363 ounces of gold at an average realized gold price1 of $1,865 per ounce, contributing to revenue of $235.0 million.
  • Total cash costs1 and all-in sustaining costs1: Total cash costs of $703 per ounce sold and all-in sustaining costs of $911 per ounce sold. The Company is on track to deliver on full year total cash costs guidance of $695 to $735 per ounce as well as all-in sustaining costs guidance of $980 to $1,030 per ounce given ongoing cost management to minimize the impact of inflationary pressures.
  • Net income and adjusted net earnings1: Reported net income of $70.3 million or earnings of $0.82 per share on a basic basis and $0.80 per share on a diluted basis. Adjusted net earnings of $57.0 million or $0.66 per share on a basic basis and $0.66 per share on a diluted basis. Net income includes an unrealized derivative gain of $17.0 million related to gold price contracts entered into during Q1 2022 to reduce downside price risk during the construction of the Media Luna Project (approximately 25% of production between October 2022 to December 2023).
  • EBITDA1 and adjusted EBITDA1: Generated EBITDA of $155.9 million and adjusted EBITDA of $137.1 million.
  • Cash flow from operations: Cash flow from operations totalled $126.9 million and $120.6 million prior to changes in non-cash operating working capital. Cash flow from operations includes $18.6 million of income taxes paid and a payment of $21.5 million in relation to mandated profit sharing in Mexico for 2021.
  • Free cash flow1: Free cash flow of $74.0 million including total capital expenditures of $52.5 million.
  • Net cash1 and financial liquidity: Net cash of $306.3 million, including $310.7 million in cash and $4.4 million of lease obligations, with no debt and an undrawn $150.0 million credit facility, providing more than $460 million in available liquidity as at June 30, 2022. The Company is in the advanced stages of extending and increasing the available credit facilities with a syndicate of international banks. It is expected that these facilities will be executed in Q3 2022 and provide the Company with a total of $250 million in available credit with a maturity date in 2025.
  • Media Luna Project: Project period construction at Media Luna commenced as of April 1, 2022, with direct project expenditures of $29.6 million during the quarter out of a total budget of $874.5 million (including adjustment of $26.1 million for Q1 2022 underspend). Spend primarily focused on continued development of the Guajes Tunnel and South Portals, with development of the Guajes Tunnel reaching more than 2,100 metres and South Portal more than 700 metres at quarter end. Construction at Media Luna is well underway with long-lead procurement and earthworks on schedule. At the end of the quarter, physical progress on the Media Luna Project was approximately 5%.
  • Appointment of New Director: The Company announces the appointment of Mr. Rodrigo Sandoval to the Board of Directors. Mr. Sandoval is a seasoned executive based in Mexico with over 20 years of experience in corporate finance predominantly in the resource and infrastructure sectors, presently as Chief Financial Officer of Grupo Gigante and previously with Grupo Mexico.
  1. These measures are Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures or Non-GAAP ratios (collectively, “Non-GAAP Measures”). For a detailed reconciliation of each Non-GAAP Measure to its most directly comparable IFRS financial measure see Tables 2 to 10 of this press release. For additional information on these Non-GAAP Measures, please refer to the Company’s management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, dated August 3, 2022. The MD&A, and the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, are available on Torex’s website (www.torexgold.com) and under the Company’s SEDAR profile (www.sedar.com).

 

Table 1: Operating & Financial Highlights

 

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
        Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Jun 30,   Jun 30,   Jun 30,
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted       2022   2022     2021   2022   2021
Operating Results                        
Lost-time injury frequency1   /million hours   0.00   0.12     0.26   0.00   0.26
Total recordable injury frequency1   /million hours   1.32   1.69     2.83   1.32   2.83
Gold produced   oz   123,185   112,446     118,054   235,631   247,563
Gold sold   oz   123,363   108,012     111,424   231,375   240,443
Total cash costs2   $/oz   703   748     637   724   606
Total cash costs margin2   $/oz   1,162   1,128   0 1,179   1,147   1,189
All-in sustaining costs2   $/oz   911   1,034     897   969   874
All-in sustaining costs margin2   $/oz   954   841     919   902   922
Average realized gold price2   $/oz   1,865   1,876     1,816   1,871   1,795
Financial Results                        
Revenue   $   235.0   207.7     205.9   442.7   437.1
Cost of sales   $   139.6   132.2     119.7   271.8   251.6
Earnings from mine operations   $   95.4   75.5     86.2   170.9   185.5
Net income   $   70.3   40.0     60.7   110.3   115.7
Per share – Basic   $/share   0.82   0.47     0.71   1.29   1.35
Per share – Diluted   $/share   0.80   0.46     0.69   1.27   1.31
Adjusted net earnings2   $   57.0   37.2     47.4   94.2   104.7
Per share – Basic2   $/share   0.66   0.43     0.55   1.10   1.22
Per share – Diluted2   $/share   0.66   0.43     0.55   1.09   1.22
EBITDA2   $   155.9   103.1     126.9   259.0   279.6
Adjusted EBITDA2   $   137.1   110.7     122.1   247.8   267.0
Cost of sales   $/oz   1,132   1,224     1,074   1,175   1,046
Cash from operating activities   $   126.9   46.7     82.4   173.6   147.6
Cash from operating activities before changes in non-cash operating working capital   $   120.6   60.8     98.4   180.2   177.6
Free cash flow2   $   74.0   (19.1 )   21.9   54.9   31.2
Cash and cash equivalents   $   310.7   237.0     196.0   310.7   196.0
Net cash2   $   306.3   233.4     191.5   306.3   191.5
                         

 

 

 

  1. On a 12-month rolling basis, per million hours worked
  2. Total cash costs, total cash costs margin, all-in sustaining costs, all-in sustaining costs margin, average realized gold price, adjusted net earnings, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow and net cash are non-GAAP financial measures with no standard meaning under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures” for further information and a detailed reconciliation to the comparable IFRS measures in the Company’s MD&A for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, dated August 2, 2022, available on Torex Gold’s website (www.torexgold.com) and under the Company’s SEDAR profile (www.sedar.com).

 

Table 2: Reconciliation of Total Cash Costs and All-in Sustaining Costs to Cost of Sales

 

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted       Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021
Gold sold   oz   123,363     108,012     111,424     231,375     240,443  
                         
Total cash costs per oz sold                        
Production costs and royalties   $   91.6     85.8     74.6     177.4     151.0  
Less: Silver sales   $   (0.7 )   (0.7 )   (0.4 )   (1.4 )   (1.1 )
Less: Copper sales   $   (4.2 )   (4.3 )   (3.2 )   (8.5 )   (4.1 )
Total cash costs   $   86.7     80.8     71.0     167.5     145.8  
Total cash costs per oz sold   $/oz   703     748     637     724     606  
                         
All-in sustaining costs per oz sold                        
Total cash costs   $   86.7     80.8     71.0     167.5     145.8  
General and administrative costs1   $   5.0     7.8     6.6     12.8     14.5  
Reclamation and remediation costs   $   1.2     1.4     1.1     2.6     2.3  
Sustaining exploration costs expensed   $           1.2         2.0  
Sustaining capital expenditure2   $   19.5     21.7     20.0     41.2     45.5  
Total all-in sustaining costs   $   112.4     111.7     99.9     224.1     210.1  
Total all-in sustaining costs per oz sold   $/oz   911     1,034     897     969     874  
                         

 

  1. This amount excludes a gain of $2.2 million, loss $0.4 million and gain of $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021, respectively, and a gain of $1.8 million and gain of $4.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021, respectively, in relation to the remeasurement of share-based payments. This amount also excludes corporate depreciation and amortization expenses totalling nil, $0.1 million and $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021, respectively, $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2021, respectively, recorded within general and administrative costs. Included in general and administrative costs is share-based compensation expense in the amount of $0.8 million or $6/oz for the three months ended June 30, 2022, $1.8 million or $16/oz for the three months ended March 31, 2022, $1.4 million or $13/oz for the three months ended June 30, 2021, $2.6 million or $11/oz for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and $3.6 million or $15/oz for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
  2. Before changes in net working capital, capital expenditures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 totalled $63.2 million and $114.0 million, respectively, including lease payments of $0.9 million and $1.5 million, respectively. Sustaining capital expenditures of $19.5 million and $41.2 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively, are related to $7.9 million and $24.0 million, respectively, for the cash component of capitalized stripping activities, and $11.6 million and $17.2 million, respectively, for sustaining equipment and infrastructure expenditures. Non-sustaining capital expenditures of $40.5 million and $70.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively, relating to ELG Underground and the Media Luna Project, have been excluded from AISC.

 

Table 3: Reconciliation of Sustaining and non-sustaining costs to Capital Expenditures

 

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
        Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Jun 30,   Jun 30,   Jun 30,
In millions of U.S. dollars       2022     2022   2021   2022   2021
Sustaining   $   11.6     5.6   7.7   17.2   14.9
Capitalized Stripping   $   7.9     16.1   12.3   24.0   30.6
Non-sustaining   $   5.0     5.7   7.8   10.7   15.3
Total ELG   $   24.5     27.4   27.8   51.9   60.8
Media Luna Project   $   29.6     18.5   23.3   48.1   36.0
Media Luna Infill Drilling/Other   $   5.9     5.9   7.0   11.8   12.3
Other & Working Capital Changes   $   (7.5 )   13.5   2.2   6.0   6.4
Capital expenditures1   $   52.5     65.3   60.3   117.8   115.5
                         

 

  1. The amount of cash expended on additions to property, plant and equipment in the period as reported in the consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

Table 4: Reconciliation of Average Realized Price and Total Cash Costs Margin to Revenue

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted       Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021
Gold sold   oz   123,363     108,012     111,424     231,375     240,443  
                         
Revenue   $   235.0     207.7     205.9     442.7     437.1  
Less: Silver sales   $   (0.7 )   (0.7 )   (0.4 )   (1.4 )   (1.1 )
Less: Copper sales   $   (4.2 )   (4.3 )   (3.2 )   (8.5 )   (4.1 )
Less: Realized loss on Gold Contracts   $                   (0.2 )
Total proceeds   $   230.1     202.7     202.3     432.8     431.7  
Total average realized gold price   $/oz   1,865     1,876     1,816     1,871     1,795  
                         
Less: Total cash costs   $/oz   703     748     637     724     606  
Total cash costs margin   $/oz   1,162     1,128     1,179     1,147     1,189  
Total cash costs margin   %   62     60     65     61     66  
                         

 

 

Table 5: Reconciliation of All-in Sustaining Costs Margin to Revenue

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted       Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021
Gold sold   oz   123,363     108,012     111,424     231,375     240,443  
                         
Revenue   $   235.0     207.7     205.9     442.7     437.1  
Less: Silver sales   $   (0.7 )   (0.7 )   (0.4 )   (1.4 )   (1.1 )
Less: Copper sales   $   (4.2 )   (4.3 )   (3.2 )   (8.5 )   (4.1 )
Less: Realized loss on Gold Contracts   $                   (0.2 )
Less: All-in sustaining costs   $   (112.4 )   (111.7 )   (99.9 )   (224.1 )   (210.1 )
All-in sustaining costs margin   $   117.7     91.0     102.4     208.7     221.6  
Total all-in sustaining costs margin   $/oz   954     841     919     902     922  
Total all-in sustaining costs margin   %   50     44     50     47     51  
                         

 

 

Table 6: Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Earnings to Net Income

 

                         
                Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted       Jun 30, 2022   Mar 31, 2022   Jun 30, 2021   Jun 30, 2022   Jun 30, 2021
Basic weighted average shares outstanding   shares   85,840,954     85,797,699     85,718,019     85,819,446     85,680,464  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   shares   86,115,071     86,091,564     86,198,022     86,095,060     86,158,780  
                         
Net income   $   70.3     40.0     60.7     110.3     115.7  
                         
Adjustments:                        
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)   $   0.4     (1.0 )   (2.0 )   (0.6 )   (2.9 )
Change in unrealized gains and losses on derivative contracts   $   (17.0 )   8.2     (1.2 )   (8.8 )   (5.4 )
Remeasurement of share-based payments   $   (2.2 )   0.4     (1.6 )   (1.8 )   (4.3 )
Tax effect of above adjustments   $   5.7     (2.3 )   1.4     3.4     3.8  
Tax effect of currency translation on tax base   $   (0.2 )   (8.1 )   (9.9 )   (8.3 )   (2.2 )
Adjusted net earnings   $   57.0     37.2     47.4     94.2     104.7  
Per share – Basic   $/share   0.66     0.43     0.55     1.10     1.22  
Per share – Diluted   $/share   0.66     0.43     0.55     1.09     1.22  
                         

 

 

Table 7: Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars       Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021
Net income   $   70.3     40.0     60.7     110.3     115.7  
                         
Finance (income) costs, net   $   (0.3 )   0.4         0.1     (0.2 )
Depreciation and amortization1   $   48.1     46.4     45.3     94.5     101.0  
Current income tax expense   $   37.0     24.6     31.2     61.6     68.0  
Deferred income tax expense (recovery)   $   0.8     (8.3 )   (10.3 )   (7.5 )   (4.9 )
EBITDA   $   155.9     103.1     126.9     259.0     279.6  
                         
Adjustments:                        
Change in unrealized gains and losses on derivative contracts   $   (17.0 )   8.2     (1.2 )   (8.8 )   (5.4 )
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)   $   0.4     (1.0 )   (2.0 )   (0.6 )   (2.9 )
Remeasurement of share-based payments   $   (2.2 )   0.4     (1.6 )   (1.8 )   (4.3 )
Adjusted EBITDA   $   137.1     110.7     122.1     247.8     267.0  
                         

 

  1. Includes depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales, general and administrative expenses and exploration and evaluation expenses.

 

Table 8: Free Cash Flow

 

                         
                Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars       Jun 30, 2022 Mar 31, 2022 Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2021
Net cash generated from operating activities   $   126.9     46.7     82.4     173.6     147.6  
Less:                        
Additions to property, plant and equipment1   $   (52.5 )   (65.3 )   (60.3 )   (117.8 )   (115.5 )
Interest paid   $   (0.4 )   (0.5 )   (0.2 )   (0.9 )   (0.9 )
Free cash flow   $   74.0     (19.1 )   21.9     54.9     31.2  
                         

 

  1. The amount of cash expended on additions to property, plant and equipment in the year as reported on the consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

Table 9: Net Cash

 

                 
        Jun 30,   Mar 31,   Jun 30,
In millions of U.S. dollars       2022     2022     2021  
Cash and cash equivalents   $   310.7     237.0     196.0  
Less: Lease obligations   $   (4.4 )   (3.6 )   (4.5 )
Net cash   $   306.3     233.4     191.5  
                 

 

 

Table 10: Unit Costs

 

                               
          Three Months Ended             Six Months Ended
In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted   Jun 30, 2022   Mar 31, 2022   Jun 30, 2021   Jun 30, 2022   Jun 30, 2021
                               
Gold sold (oz)   123,363       108,012       111,424       231,375       240,443    
Tonnes mined – open pit (kt)   8,947       10,019       9,724       18,966       20,965    
Tonnes mined – underground (kt)   144       114       130       258       253    
Tonnes processed (kt)   1,124       1,134       1,091       2,258       2,202    
Total cash costs:                              
Total cash costs ($)   86.7       80.8       71.0       167.5       145.8    
Total cash costs per oz sold ($)   703       748       637       724       606    
Breakdown of production costs   $ $/t   $ $/t   $ $/t   $ $/t   $ $/t
Mining – open pit   27.4   3.06   25.7   2.57   24.7   2.54     53.1   2.80   50.8   2.42
Mining – underground   12.0   83.64   9.8   86.14   10.4   79.92     21.8   84.74   19.8   78.33
Plant   38.2   33.95   37.2   32.77   41.9   38.37     75.3   33.35   77.1   35.00
Site support   12.4   11.02   11.0   9.66   11.9   10.95     23.3   10.34   22.4   10.19
Mexican profit sharing (PTU)   5.7   5.08   8.1   7.16   (2.1 ) (1.96 )   13.8   6.13   7.7   3.51
Capitalized stripping   (7.9 )     (16.1 )     (12.3 )     (24.0 )     (30.6 )  
Inventory movement   (4.6 )     2.7       (6.3 )     (1.9 )     (10.4 )  
Other   1.3       1.2       0.2       2.5       0.8    
Production costs   84.5       79.6       68.4       164.1       137.8    
                               

 

 

ABOUT TOREX GOLD RESOURCES INC.

Torex is an intermediate gold producer based in Canada, engaged in the exploration, development, and operation of its 100% owned Morelos Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt located 180 kilometres southwest of Mexico City. The Company’s principal asset is the Morelos Complex, which includes the El Limón Guajes Mining Complex, the Media Luna Project, the processing plant and related infrastructure. Commercial production from the Morelos Complex commenced on April 1, 2016 and an updated Technical Report for the Morelos Complex was released in March 2022. Torex’s key strategic objectives are to extend and optimize production from the ELG Mining Complex, de-risk and advance Media Luna to commercial production, build on ESG excellence, and to grow through ongoing exploration across the entire Morelos Property.

 

Posted August 4, 2022

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Goliath Drills 59.1 Meters of Continuous Sulphide Mineralization Confirming a Mineralized Footprint of 5.25 Square Kilometers; System Remains Wide Open in All Directions

Drill Highlights: 100% of all holes completed to date on the Sure... READ MORE

August 11, 2022

Titan Reports Record Production from Empire State Mines on Q2 2022 Results

Titan Mining Corporation (TSX: TI) announces the results for the... READ MORE

August 11, 2022

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