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BAIE VERTE, NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2017) – Rambler Metals and Mining plc (TSX VENTURE: RAB) (AIM: RMM)
TSXV: RAB, AIM: RMM
21 August 2017
Rambler Reports Financial Results Quarter Ended June 30, 2017
With Record Mill Throughput and Improving C1 Costs
London, England & Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – Rambler Metals and Mining plc (TSXV: RAB, AIM: RMM) (‘Rambler’ or the ‘Company’), a copper and gold producer operating in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, today reports its unaudited financial results and operational highlights for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 (‘Q2/17’).
- Record production of 86,895 dry metric tonnes (‘dmt’) (Q1/17: 75,438 dmt, Q2/16: 67,524 dmt) a 15% increase on the previous quarter, with copper concentrate grade of 27% (Q1/17: 28%, Q2/16: 28%) and copper head grade of 1.41% (Q1/17: 1.13%, Q2/16: 1.79%).
- Revenue was US$6.9 million (Q1/17: US$5.7 million, Q2/16: US$8.3 million), a 21% increase over the previous quarter.
- Average commodity prices realized for the quarter were US$2.56 per pound of copper (Q1/17: US$2.63, Q2/16: US$2.15) and US$1,255 per ounce gold (Q1/17: US$1,211 Q2/16: US$1,255).
- Narrowing operating loss of US$2.3 million over the previous quarter (Q1/17: US$3.5 million loss, Q2/16: US$0.4 million loss)
- Increased Earnings/(losses) before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation (‘EBITDA’) of US$1.2 million (Q1/17: US$(1.5) million, Q2/16: $1.6 million).
- Improving direct cash costs net of by-product credits (‘C1 costs’) for the quarter were US$2.44, down from US$3.39 in Q1/17 (Q2/16: US$1.86) a 28% improvement over the previous quarter.
- Positive Cash flows (utilized)/generated from operating activities were US$0.5 million (Q1/17: US$(2.1) million, Q2/16: US$1.3 million).
- Advanced purchase facility of US$3 million was repaid in full.
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