Nordgold Reports Q1 2016 Unaudited Financial and Operating Results
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16 May 2016 - Nord Gold N.V. (“Nordgold” or the “Company”, LSE: NORD), the internationally diversified low-cost gold producer, announces a 28% increase in EBITDA (1) to US$119.3 million and a 8% reduction in All-In Sustaining Costs (1) ("AISC") to US$825 per ounce from Q4 2015.
Q1 2016 Highlights
- EBITDA up 28% quarter-on-quarter (“QoQ”) to US$119 million. EBITDA margin increased to 48%.
- Nordgold maintained its position at the lower end of the global cost curve with:
- Total cash costs (1) (“TCC”) of US$579/oz (down 14% QoQ) and
- AISC of US$825/oz (down 8% QoQ).
- Operating cash flow of US$80.5 million.
- Meaningful free cash flow (1) of US$13.3 million while investing in construction of new low-cost Bouly mine with production expected to start in Q3 2016.
- Normalised net profit attributable to shareholders (2) more than doubled to US$39.4 million from US$19.6 million in Q4 2015.
- EBITDA down 36% year-on-year (“YoY”) due to lower gold price and sales against the exceptional Q1 2015 comparative figures, which included a significant amount of refined gold and gold doré that was produced in Q4 2014 but sold in Q1 2015.
- The Board has declared a dividend of 3.19 US cents per share / GDR for Q1 2016, representing a total pay-out of US$11.8 million.
- (1) For detailed definition, please see “Non-IFRS Financial Measures”.
- (2) Normalised Net Profit attributable to shareholders adjusted for the non-current assets and inventories impairment or utilisation of impairment.
Message from the CEO
"We have delivered a solid financial performance in the quarter with EBITDA up on the preceding quarter, and positive free cash flow generation while constructing Bouly mine. We remain firmly in the lowest quartile of the industry cost curve and continue to generate strong cash flow from our operations. This in turn enables us to invest in our de-risked and capital efficient development pipeline.
“Both our production and costs forecasts for the year remain unchanged and we remain committed to the strategy that delivers robust returns for our shareholders. I am pleased to confirm that our Bouly construction project is ahead of schedule and budget and we look forward to bringing the project on stream in Q3 2016.Nikolai Zelenski, Chief Executive Officer, Nordgold
Telephone Conference and Q&A Session
Nikolai Zelenski, Chief Executive Officer of Nordgold, Dmitry Guzeev, Chief Financial Officer and Louw Smith, Chief Operating Officer will present the Company's financial results for Q1 2016 on a conference call to be held on Monday, 16 May 2016 at 2.00 pm BST (4.00 pm Moscow time). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. To participate in the telephone conference, please register in advance.
Conference Title: Nordgold's Presentation of Q1 2016 Financial Results
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