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Calibre reports third quarter and year-to-date financial results, Increased growth capital spend to accelerate future production growth On track to meet full year cost and production guidance





 

Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX: CXB; OTCQX: CXBMF) (“Calibre” or the “Company” – https://www.commodity-tv.com/ondemand/companies/profil/calibre-mining-corp/) announces financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 (“Q3 2022”).  Consolidated financial statements and management discussion and analysis can be found at www.sedar.com and the Companyâ€?s website, www.calibremining.com.  All figures are expressed in U.S. dollars.

Year-to-Date (“YTD”) 2022 Highlights

Gold sales of 161,530 ounces grossing $296.0 million in revenue, at an average realized gold price of $1,833/oz;

Consolidated Total Cash Costs (“TCC”)1 of $1,141; Nicaragua $1,059/oz & Nevada $1,491/oz;

Consolidated All-In Sustaining Costs (“AISC”)1 of $1,268; Nicaragua $1,141/oz & Nevada $1,503/oz;

Cash flow from operations of $68.6 million;

Adjusted net income2 of $38.5 million, or $0.09 per share;

Considerable progress made at the Eastern Borosi Project (“EBP”) including the receipt of mining permits in October 2022 (news release dated October 28, 2022), the advancement of road upgrades, site development, and purchase of new mining fleet;

Continuous expansion of the high-grade gold discovery along strike at Panteon North within the Limon Complex (news release dated September 7, 2022);

Drill results at the Pan mine demonstrate strong expansion potential (news release dated August 17, 2022);

Receipt of environmental permit to develop the Pavon Central open pit during Q2 2022, on track for production in 2023 (news release dated June 16, 2022); and

On track to meet 2022 consolidated production guidance of 220,000 – 235,000 ounces gold and announced the 2023/2024 grade driven, increasing production outlook during Q2 2022 (news release dated June 22, 2022).

Q3 2022 Key Results

Gold sales of 49,260 ounces grossing $85.2 million in revenue, at an average realized gold price1 of $1,730/oz;

Strong Nicaragua TCC and AISC of $1,035 and $1,122 per ounce respectively;

Consolidated TCC1 and AISC1 of $1,188 and $1,322 per ounce, respectively; and

Adjusted net income2 of $6.6 million or $0.01 per basic share.

Darren Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Calibre, stated: “Calibre remains on track to meet full year production and cost guidance. Despite industry wide inflationary pressures, our year-to-date AISC of $1,268 per ounce is favorable to budget, within guidance, and we reaffirm our commitment to deliver on our full year guidance.

We continue to make excellent progress at our Eastern Borosi project with the receipt of our mining permit, purchase of the mining fleet, commencement of road works and site preparations. These works plus our increased growth capital spend will accelerate the projectsâ€? contribution to our 2023 grade-driven production growth.  

Our exploration investment continues to deliver positive results as we expand the high-grade gold discovery at Panteon North within the Limon Complex and continue to demonstrate strong resource expansion potential at the Pan mine in Nevada.

The Company continues to deliver positive and sustainable benefits to all stakeholders. Continued integration of our sustainability programs across the entire business enables Calibre the strong social license to operate as we continue to self-fund exploration and organic growth from operating cash flow.”

Operations at the Pan mine in Nevada are included in the consolidated financial statements from January 12, 2022.

Mining operations at Pan advanced per plan through Q3 2022. During the quarter the value of the ounces contained in the heap leach pad were revalued to reflect an updated inventory model calculation. This resulted in an adjustment of $3.3 million or a $289 AISC per ounce negative impact for US operations. Calibre and third-party consultants are reviewing the inventory to determine if historic recovery models understate full cycle recoveries; however, YTD AISC for Nevada are $1,503 per ounce which continue to be in line with guidance.  

CONSOLIDATED Q3 and YTD 2022 FINANCIAL REVIEW

Q3 2022 TCC(1) and AISC(1) were $1,188 per ounce and $1,322 per ounce respectively, as compared to $980 and $1,097 per ounce in Q3 2021. The higher AISC in the quarter over Q3 2021 was due to inflationary impacts related to diesel and other commodities, an adjustment of the Pan heap leach inventory by $2.9 million ($3.3 million including depreciation), and higher cash costs tied to operations at the Pan mine.  

YTD consolidated 2022 TCC(1) and AISC(1) were $1,141 per ounce and $1,268 per ounce which are within 2022 guidance compared to YTD 2021 cash costs of $1,008 and AISC of $1,135 per ounce. The higher cash costs and AISC in 2022 relate to commodity inflation and the costs associated with the operation of the Nevada assets.   

Expenses and Net Income

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, corporate G&A was $3.1 million and $9.4 million compared to $1.6 million and $5.4 million for the same periods in 2021. Corporate administration was higher than the comparable 2021 periods due partially to the addition of G&A expenses related to the Nevada assets as well as increased salaries, professional fees, travel and marketing expenses when compared to prior periods.

Share based compensation for Q3 2022 consisted of a credit of $0.05 million while YTD 2022 had a charge of $1.3 million (Q3 2021 – $0.4 million, YTD 2021 $2.5 million). The decrease in expense over the prior year quarter relates to the revaluation of cash settled RSUs and PSUs.

Current and deferred income tax expense was $7.1 million during Q3 2022 and $25.8 million YTD 2022, compared to the same periods in 2021 of $9.2 million and $28.2 million.  Q3 2022 saw an increase in current and deferred tax expense when compared to Q3 2021, from lower pre-tax income and the prior period utilized previously unrecognized loss carry forwards.

As a result of the above, net income per share in Q3 2022 was $0.00 for both basic and diluted (Q3 2021: $0.04 for both basic and diluted). YTD 2022 net income per share was $0.07 for basic and $0.06 for diluted (YTD 2021: $0.13 for basic and $0.12 for diluted).

FINANCING AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES

Calibre, through its Nicaragua subsidiary DMSA, established a secured loan facility with Banco Lafise in Nicaragua to borrow up to $19 million over a 3-year period to facilitate the purchase and importation of mining equipment for the Eastern Borosi Project.  The agreement allows DMSA to borrow funds at US Prime rate plus a margin of 2.25%, with a floor of 7% and a maximum of 10%.  In addition, the agreement did not include any material arrangement fees, and it allows DMSA to repay early without penalty.

2022 UPDATED GUIDANCE

Calibre has updated its 2022 growth and exploration capital guidance to reflect approved activities. Consolidated gold production and cost guidance remains unchanged. Exploration capital guidance has been slightly increased in both Nevada and Nicaragua as we continue to see success in our discovery drilling, resource delineation, infill, and geotechnical drilling as well as early-stage generative exploration to test numerous satellite targets across all assets. Growth capital guidance has increased in Nicaragua as a result of Eastern Borosi and Pavon Central mine development.  The Company committed to $19 million of new mining equipment for Eastern Borosi, of which $10 million was paid for 2022. As a result of recently approved EBP mine development permits the Company has increased activity and is ahead of schedule.

With $66.5 million in cash and restricted cash at the end of the quarter and strong cashflow from our producing assets, the Company remains able to self fund and accelerate additional production growth opportunities while continuing to invest in value accretive exploration to support Calibre�s future.

Q3 2022 FINANCIAL RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS

Third quarter financial results will be released Wednesday, November 2, 2022, and management will be hosting a conference call to discuss the results and outlook in more details.

Date:                      Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Time:                     9:00 a.m. (ET)

Webcast Link:      https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/b6oxp5rp

Instructions for obtaining conference call dial-in numbers:

All parties must register at the link below to participate in the Calibre Mining, Q3 conference call.

Register by clicking https://register.vevent.com/register/BId2373aa1f3f04d759a4eaf20463df234

Once registered you will receive the dial-in numbers and PIN number for input at the time of the call.

The live webcast and registration link can be accessed here and at www.calibremining.com under the Events and Media section under the Investors tab. The live audio webcast will be archived and made available for replay at www.calibremining.com. Presentation slides that will accompany the conference call will be made available in the Investors section of the Calibre website under Presentations prior to the conference call.

Qualified Person

Darren Hall, MAusIMM President and Chief Executive Officer of Calibre Mining Corp. is a “qualified person” as set out under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this news release. 

About Calibre Mining Corp.

Calibre is a Canadian-listed, Americas focused, growing mid-tier gold producer with a strong pipeline of development and exploration opportunities across Nevada and Washington in the USA, and Nicaragua. Calibre is focused on delivering sustainable value for shareholders, local communities and all stakeholders through responsible operations and a disciplined approach to growth. With a strong balance sheet, a proven management team, strong operating cash flow, accretive development projects and district-scale exploration opportunities Calibre will unlock significant value.

Notes:

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Company believes that investors use certain non-IFRS measures as indicators to assess gold mining companies, specifically Total Cash Costs per Ounce and All-In Sustaining Costs per Ounce. In the gold mining industry, these are common performance measures but do not have any standardized meaning. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company�s performance and ability to generate cash flow. Accordingly, it is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Total Cash Costs per Ounce of Gold: Total cash costs include mine site operating costs such as mining, processing, and local administrative costs (including stock-based compensation related to mine operations), royalties, production taxes, mine standby costs and current inventory write downs, if any.  Production costs are exclusive of depreciation and depletion, reclamation, capital, and exploration costs.  Total cash costs per gold ounce are net of by-product silver sales and are divided by gold ounces sold to arrive at a per ounce figure.

All-In Sustaining Costs per Ounce of Gold:  A performance measure that reflects all of the expenditures that are required to produce an ounce of gold from current operations.  While there is no standardized meaning of the measure across the industry, the Companyâ€?s definition is derived from the AISC definition as set out by the World Gold Council in its guidance dated June 27, 2013 and November 16, 2018.  The World Gold Council is a non-regulatory, non-profit organization established in 1987 whose members include global senior mining companies. The Company believes that this measure will be useful to external users in assessing operating performance and the ability to generate free cash flow from current operations.  The Company defines AISC as the sum of total cash costs (per above), sustaining capital (capital required to maintain current operations at existing levels), capital lease repayments, corporate general and administrative expenses, exploration expenditures designed to increase resource confidence at producing mines, amortization of asset retirement costs and rehabilitation accretion related to current operations.  AISC excludes capital expenditures for significant improvements at existing operations deemed to be expansionary in nature, exploration and evaluation related to resource growth, rehabilitation accretion and amortization not related to current operations, financing costs, debt repayments, and taxes.  Total all-in sustaining costs are divided by gold ounces sold to arrive at a per ounce figure.

Average Realized Price per Ounce Sold

Average realized price per ounce sold is a common performance measure that does not have any standardized meaning.  The most directly comparable measure prepared in accordance with IFRS is revenue from gold sales.

ADJUSTED NET INCOME

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share – basic exclude a number of temporary or one-time items described in the following table, which provides a reconciliation of adjusted net income to the consolidated financial statements:

Consolidated financial and operational results for Q3 and YTD 2022 includes the results from the United States assets acquired and discussed in the MD&A.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release includes certain “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements in this news release that address events or developments that we expect to occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are identified by words such as \”expect\”, \”plan\”, \”anticipate\”, \”project\”, \”target\”, \”potential\”, \”schedule\”, \”forecast\”, \”budget\”, \”estimate\”, \”intend\” or \”believe\” and similar expressions or their negative connotations, or that events or conditions \”will\”, \”would\”, \”may\”, \”could\”, \”should\” or \”might\” occur.  Forward-looking statements necessarily involve assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Calibreâ€?s control. For a listing of risk factors applicable to the Company, please refer to Calibreâ€?s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2021, available on http://www.sedar.com. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect Calibreâ€?s forward-looking statements such as potential sanctions implemented as a result of the United States Executive Order 13851 dated October 24, 2022.

Calibre�s forward-looking statements are based on the applicable assumptions and factors management considers reasonable as of the date hereof, based on the information available to management at such time. Calibre does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management�s beliefs, expectations or opinions should change other than as required by applicable securities laws. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.





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