VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 14, 2016) - Starcore International Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX:SAM) has filed the results for the quarter ended October 31, 2016 for the Company and its mining operations. The full version of the Company's Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.starcore.com, or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial information is prepared in accordance with IFRS and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Financial Highlights for quarter ended October 31, 2016:
The following table contains selected highlights from the Company's unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three and six months ended October 31, 2016 and 2015:
|(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
|Three Months ended October 31,||Six Months ended
|Cost of Sales||(5,792||)||(6,568||)||(11,832||)||(13,327||)|
|Earnings from mining operations||1,269||1,136||2,417||743|
|Income tax recovery||148||334||343||1,205|
|(i) Income per share - basic||0.00||0.01||$||0.01||$||0.00|
|(ii) Income per share - diluted||0.00||0.01||$||0.01||$||0.00|
Reconciliation of Net income to EBITDA(1)
|For the six months ending October 31,||2016||2015|
|Income tax recovery||(343||)||(1,205||)|
|Depreciation and depletion||2,795||3,296|
|(1)||EBITDA ("Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization") is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.|
|(2)||EBITDA MARGIN is a measurement of a company's operating profitability calculated as EBITDA divided by total revenue. EBITDA MARGIN is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.|
Production Highlights for quarter ending October 31, 2016:
The following table is a summary of mine production statistics for the San Martin mine for the three and six month periods ended October 31, 2016 and for the previous nine month period ended April 30, 2016:
|Actual Results for||Unit of measure||3 months ended October 31, 2016||6 months ended October 31, 2016||9 months ended April 30, 2016|
|Production of Gold in Dore||thousand ounces||4.1||8.0||12.3|
|Production of Silver in Dore||thousand ounces||20.5||36.3||70.2|
|Equivalent ounces of Gold||thousand ounces||4.4||8.6||13.2|
|Silver to Gold equivalency ratio||69.2:1||70.2:1||76.2:1|
|Milled||thousands of tonnes||73.5||139.6||229.6|
|Operating Cost per tonne milled||US dollars/tonne||50||52||49|
|Operating Cost per Equivalent ounce||US dollars/ounces||844||855||846|
Starcore is engaged in exploring, extracting and processing gold and silver through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Compañia Minera Peña de Bernal, S.A. de C.V., which owns the San Martin mine in Queretaro, Mexico. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altiplano Goldsilver S.A. de C.V, Starcore also owns and operates the Altiplano concentrate processing facility for precious metals in Matehuala, Mexico. Starcore is a public reporting issuer on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Starcore is also engaged in owning, acquiring, exploiting, exploring and evaluating mineral properties, and either joint venturing or developing these properties further. Starcore has interests in properties located in Mexico, Canada and the United States. For more information concerning Starcore, see documents filed under its profile on SEDAR, or visit its website at www.starcore.com.
ON BEHALF OF STARCORE INTERNATIONAL MINES LTD.
Gary Arca, Chief Financial Officer and Director
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