Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - May 25, 2023) - Antioquia Gold Inc. (TSXV: AGD) (OTC Pink: AGDXF) ("Antioquia Gold" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce a summary of its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022. All amounts are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise indicated.
For the fourth quarter of 2022, the company has shown an decrease in its financial performance in comparison to the previous period for the three months and the year ended December 31,2022. The Company has continued improvements in mine planning and mining operations, process plant optimization and increased processing of third-party mineralized material.
The main operational and financial results for the fourth quarter 2022 are as follows (1):
Revenue of $27.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to $24.49 million in the same period of 2021 and of $105.27 for the year 2022 compared to $83.23 for the year 2021(a 14% and 26% increase).
A total of 12,845 ounces of gold were produced during Q4 2022 compared to 10,121 ounces of gold during Q4 2021, an increase of 27%. During Q4 2022 the plant processed 132,345 tonnes compared to 114,379 tonnes in Q4 2021. Gold grades increased in Q4 2022 to 3.13 grams/tonne from 2.87 grams/tonne in Q4 2021.
Adjusted EBITDA (2) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $4.3M compared to $5.1M for the fourth quarter of 2021 (a 15.7% decrease). Adjusted EBITDA (2) for the year ended December of 2022 was $22.6M compared to $21.4M for the year ended December of 2021 (a 5.6% increase).
The loss from operations in the last quarter of 2022 of $2.1 million compared to an income of $1.0 million in Q4 2021 reflects the increase of foreign exchange due to the devaluation of the Colombian Peso that affects the registration of the US loan granted by Banco de Crédito del Perú.
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $7.6M compared to an loss of $3.5M for the fourth quarter of 2021 and of $8.3M for the year 2022 compared to $5.6M for the year 2021 (a 115% and 48% increase).
The average realized gold price (2) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was US$1,599/ounce compared to US$1,629/ounce for the fourth quarter of 2021 (a 1.9% decrease).
Cash cost per ounce sold (2) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was US$1,257 compared to $1,271 for the fourth quarter 2021 (a 1.1% decrease).
AISC per ounce sold (2) for the fourth quarter of 2022 was US$1,398 compared to $1,623 for the fourth quarter of 2021 (a 13.9% decrease).
For the full year ended 2022 there was a production of 48,955 ounces of gold compared to 37,867 ounces of gold in 2021, an increase of 29%. During 2022 the plant processed 498,414 tonnes compared to 421,252 tonnes in 2021. Gold grades increased in 2022 to 3.18 grams/tonne from 2.89 grams/tonne in 2021.
Summary of main operating and financial results Q4 2022
| ||$CAD 000's||For the three months ended|
|For the year ended|
| ||Plant Process data|
| ||Gold produced (ounces)||12,845||10,121||48,955||37,867||20,301|
| ||Gold sold (ounces)||12,593||11,634||47,848||38,634||18,413|
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| ||Operating data (2) (Currency: CAD)|
| ||Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)||2,171||2,053||2,153||2,097||2,295|
| ||Total cash costs ($/oz sold)||1,707||1,602||1,656||1,532||1,642|
| ||AISC ($/oz sold)||1,888||2,043||1,816||1,702||1,731|
| ||All-in costs ($/oz sold)||1,898||2,046||1,838||1,744||1,800|
| || |
| ||Operating data (2) (Currency: USD)|
| ||Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)||1,599||1,629||1,654||1,673||1,711|
| ||Total cash costs ($/oz sold)||1,257||1,271||1,273||1,222||1,224|
| ||AISC ($/oz sold)||1,390||1,621||1,396||1,358||1,290|
| ||All-in costs ($/oz sold)||1,398||1,623||1,412||1,391||1,342|
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| ||Financial data (Currency: CAD 000's)|
| ||Cost of sales||23,750||21,852||93,348||71,786||37,488|
| ||Gain (Loss) from mine operations||4,154||2,639||11,926||11,447||6,417|
| ||Exploration and evaluation expenditures||130||31||1,044||1,648||1,259|
| ||General and administrative expenses||995||920||3,273||3,034||2,338|
| ||EBITDA (2)||42||4,316||18,374||18,918||12,533|
| ||Adjusted EBITDA (2)||4,300||5,103||22,632||21,425||13,279|
| ||Gain (Loss) from operations||(2,101)||932||3,689||5,907||2,839|
| ||Interest expense and other income||4,552||2,396||11,059||9,436||7,359|
| ||Net Gain (Loss)|
| ||Net Gain (Loss) per share, basic and fully diluted|
(1) This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
(2) Non-IFRS performance measures. For more information, refer to the definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Average realized gold price, Cash Cost, AISC and All-in Cost in the "Non-IFRS Measures" section of the year ended December 31, 2022 MD&A.
The Company owns and operates the Cisneros Project, located in the Municipality of Santo Domingo (Antioquia, Colombia) and approximately 70-km from the city of Medellin. The Cisneros Project consists of two operating, underground mines, Guaico and Guayabito and a processing plant with a newly expanded capacity of 1,200-tonnes/day, tailings deposit and a 10 km pipeline. Flotation and gravity concentrates are produced and sold through internationally recognized trading houses.
The Company controls the mineral rights to a large, consolidated land package of approximately 17,000 hectares and maintains an active exploration program. This program helps to identify and confirm resources around current mines.
Of the total ounces of gold produced, 70% came from the Company's Guaico - Guayabito mine production the remaining 30% corresponds to mineralized material acquired from third parties.
Mine Technical Services (MTS) audited the Cisneros Mineral Resource estimate and completed an independent mineral resource estimate for validation purposes. Differences were generally less than 10% in tonnes, grade and contained metal.
Mineral Resources for the project were classified under the 2014 CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves by applying a cut-off grade that incorporated mining costs, process operating costs, metallurgical recovery parameters and commodity prices.
The Qualified Person for the Mineral Resource estimate is David G. Thomas, P.Geo of MTS. Mineral resources are reported using a long-term metal price of $1,800/troy oz USD. Variable marginal cut-off grades were applied depending on the anticipated mining method. Resources have an effective date of October 1, 2022
The updated MRE for Cisneros has been completed according to CIM Definition Standards and it is supported by a NI 43-101 independent report published and filed on the Company's website and SEDAR profile on December 16, 2022
Roger Moss, Ph.D., P.Geo., Consultant to Antioquia Gold, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information provided in this news release.
For further information on Antioquia Gold Inc. contact:
Gonzalo de Losada - CEO
Thomas Kelly - Director
Antioquia Gold Inc.
Phone 57 604 6041948
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