Trans-Siberian Gold plc (TSG.LN), a low cost, high grade gold producer in Russia, announces its unaudited interim results for the period ended 30 June 2019.
- Record H1 revenue generation of $30 million, up 8.7% YoY (H1 2018: $27.6 million)
- Profit before tax $8.5 million, up 169.7% YoY (H1 2018: $3.2 million)
- EBITDA $14.4 million, up 62.2% YoY (H1 2018: $8.9 million)
- $5.6 million special interim dividend of $0.051 per share declared and paid during the period
- Completed 20.8% share buyback, increasing free float to 24.3%
- Interim dividend of $2.0 million resulting in payment of $0.023 per share (H1 2018: $0.009 per share)
- Gold dore production increased to 21,889 oz, up 26.1% YoY (H1 2018: 17,361 oz.)
- Refined gold production increased to 23,155 oz, up 11.9% YoY (H1 2018: 20,698 oz.)
- Average gold grades 38.7% higher YoY at 8.6g/t (H1 2018: 6.2g/t)
- Average selling price for gold remains flat at $1,312/oz. (H1 2018: $1,324/oz.)
- Reduced Total Cash Cost per oz. gold by 24.6% to $672/oz (H1 2018: $891/oz)
- Reduced AISC per oz. gold by 38.0% to $850/oz (H1 2018: $1,370/oz.)
- Enhanced asset base with acquisition of development and exploration licence for Rodnikova deposit
- Strengthened Senior Management with appointments of new Chief Financial Officer and Mine Manager
- On track to achieve annual production guidance of 40,000 – 44,000 oz.
Alexander Dorogov, CEO of TSG, commented:
"We are proud to once again report record revenues of $30 million for the first six months of the year, reflecting superior operational performance.
We have seen some exciting accomplishments over the period, including the addition of two highly experienced individuals to our Senior Management team, the acquisition of the licence for the high-calibre Rodnikova deposit, one of the largest gold fields in South Kamchatka, and the completion of a $7.6 million share buyback.
I would also like to highlight that we are now mining at consistently higher grades (averaging 8.6g/t) and look to drive further the initiatives for improvements in our operational efficiency.
With the issuance of our seventh consecutive dividend, I am very pleased to be confirming our commitment to continued shareholder returns, and we look forward to the remainder of the year with optimism."
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TSG is focused on low cost, high grade mining operations and stable gold production from its 100% owned Asacha Gold Mine in Far East Russia. The Company also holds the licence for the development and exploration of the Rodnikova deposit, one of the largest gold fields in South Kamchatka.
Additional information is available from the Company's website: www.trans-siberiangold.com
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AISC: All-In Sustaining Costs
g/t: grammes per tonne
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