Endeavour Silver Corp.

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Endeavour Silver Corp.

August 11, 2014 17:07 ET

Endeavour Silver Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter, 2014; Conference Call at 10am PDT (1pm EDT) on August 12, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 11, 2014) - Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE:EXK)(TSX:EDR) released today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Endeavour owns and operates three underground silver-gold mines in Mexico: the Guanaceví mine in Durango state, and the Bolañitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state.

The Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.edrsilver.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov. All amounts are reported in US$.

Highlights of Second Quarter 2014 (Compared to Second Quarter 2013)

Financial

  • Net loss of $0.3 million ($0.00 per share) compared to $0.4 million ($0.00 per share)
  • Adjusted loss(1) of $0.3 million ($0.00 per share) compared to $2.7 million ($0.03 per share)
  • EBITDA(1) decreased 20% to $13.4 million
  • Cash flow from operations before working capital changes decreased 4% to $11.9 million
  • Mine operating cash flow before taxes(1) decreased 25% to $19.6 million
  • Revenue decreased 23% to $54.8 million
  • Realized silver price decreased 6% to $21.10 per ounce (oz) sold
  • Realized gold price increased 1% to $1,308 per oz sold
  • Cash costs(1) decreased 6% to $9.87 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits)
  • All-in sustaining costs decreased 24% to $20.48 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits)
  • Cash and equivalents increased 26% to $44.0 million compared to $35.0 million at year end

Operations

  • Silver production increased 9% to 1,669,609 oz
  • Gold production decreased 24% to 15,131 oz
  • Silver equivalent production decreased 6% to 2.6 million oz (at a 60:1 silver:gold ratio)
  • Bullion inventory at quarter-end included 119,866 silver ounces and 272 gold ounces
  • Concentrate inventory at quarter-end included 86,724 silver ounces and 1,266 gold ounces
(1) Adjusted earnings, mine operating cash flow, EBITDA, cash costs and all-in sustaining costs are non-IFRS measures. Please refer to the definitions in the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis.

Operating Results

Consolidated quarterly and year to date silver production rose 9% and 18% respectively compared to 2013 due mainly to higher silver grades and recoveries, offset by lower tonnage throughput. The Company took advantage of the available capacity of the leased Las Torres plant near El Cubo last year to boost mine production from Bolañitos; however the leased plant was relinquished in August 2013 and as a result the Bolañitos mine is now running at its own plant capacity.

Quarterly and year to date gold production declined 24% and 4% respectively compared to 2013 as a result of lower gold grades and tonnage throughput, offset partly by higher recoveries. Silver equivalent production was down 6% quarterly but up 9% year to date compared to 2013. The reduction in Bolañitos production this year has been largely offset by increases in production from Guanaceví and El Cubo, notwithstanding the production slow-downs in Q2 at both mines due to the temporary closures of the Porvenir Cuatro mine at Guanaceví and the Santa Cecilia mine at El Cubo following fatal accidents in late March-early April.

Bradford Cooke, CEO of Endeavour, stated: "We delivered another solid quarter of silver and gold production in the second quarter; lower as forecast from our outstanding first quarter production, but still well ahead of our production plan for the year. We also completed independent safety reviews at each mine, hired a full time safety specialist to work with our mine safety teams and we have been implementing additional safety training and procedures.

"Cash costs drifted higher in Q2 due to lower silver and gold production and lower metal prices but they are still within guidance thanks to our cost cutting strategies initiated last year. We expect all-in sustaining costs to be higher in Q2 and Q3 because these are typically the peak spending quarters for our capital and exploration programs each year. However, we remain on track to meet full-year guidance on both cash costs and all-in sustaining costs.

"Since completing the rebuild of the El Cubo mine, plant and infrastructure in Q2, 2013, management has focused on reducing our operating costs and expanding our profit margin to replenish the balance sheet. We generated strong free cash flow over the past 12 months and as a result, net cash and equivalents (less debt) totaling $33 million has been added to the balance sheet since June 30, 2013.

"Our outlook to year-end remains positive on both metal prices as well as silver and gold production and we currently have 12 drill rigs working to boost reserves and resources. We aim to complete our operational turn-around of the El Cubo mine this year. At San Sebastián, we are focused on expanding the resource by drilling in advance of completing the mine permitting and an economic study later this year."

Financial Results

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company generated revenue totaling $54.8 million (2013 - $71.3 million). During the quarter, the Company sold 1,774,302 silver ounces and 14,612 gold ounces at realized prices of $20.10 and $1,308 per ounce respectively, compared to sales of 1,787,571 silver ounces and 25,477 gold ounces at realized prices of $21.38 and $1,297 per ounce respectively in Q2, 2013.

After cost of sales of $50.4 million (2013 - $64.8 million), mine operating earnings amounted to $4.4 million (2013 - $6.4 million) from mining and milling operations in Mexico. Excluding depreciation and depletion of $14.7 million (2013 - $13.1 million), share-based compensation of $0.2 million (2013- $0.2 million) and write down of inventory of $0.4 million (2013- $6.4 million), mine operating cash flow before taxes was $19.6 million (2013 - $26.1 million) in Q2, 2014. Net losses were $0.3 million (2013 -$0.4 million).

Cost cutting initiatives that commenced in Q2, 2013 have gained traction, however these initiatives were offset by lower throughput at the El Cubo mine and the payment of the new Mexican special mining duty and environmental tax, resulting in a consolidated direct cost of $103 per tonne, 7% higher than the same period in 2013.

Cash costs, net of by-product credits (a non-IFRS measure and a standard of the Silver Institute), fell 6% to $9.87 per ounce of payable silver, compared to $10.53 per ounce in the same period of 2013 as improved grades and recoveries offset the higher costs per tonne. All-in-sustaining costs per ounce (also a non-IFRS measure) fell 24% to $20.48 per ounce due in part to lower exploration and mine development expenditures compared to Q2, 2013.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss the results will be held on Tuesday, August 12 at 10am PDT (1pm EDT). To participate in the conference call, please dial the following:

Toll-free in Canada and the US: 1-800-319-4610

Local Vancouver: 604-638-5340

Outside of Canada and the US: 1-604-638-5340

No pass-code is necessary to participate in the conference call.

A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 1-800-319-6413 in Canada and the US (toll-free) or 1-604-638-9010 outside of Canada and the US. The required pass-code is 4890 followed by the # sign. The audio replay and a written transcript will also be made available on the Company's website at www.edrsilver.com.

About Endeavour - Endeavour is a mid-tier silver mining company focused on growing production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted nine consecutive years of accretive growth of its silver mining operations. Endeavour's three silver-gold mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should facilitate Endeavour's goal to become a premier senior silver producer.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements and information herein include but are not limited to statements regarding Endeavour's anticipated performance in 2014 and the timing and results of exploration drill programs. The Company does not intend to, and does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

Forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Endeavour and its operations to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, among others, changes in national and local governments, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; risks and hazards of mineral exploration, development and mining; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, risks in obtaining necessary licenses and permits, and challenges to the Company's title to properties; fluctuations in the prices of commodities and their impact on reserves and resources as well as those factors described in the section "risk factors" contained in the Company's most recent form 40F/Annual Information Form filed with the S.E.C. and Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to: the continued operation of the Company's mining operations, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, mining operations will operate and the mining products will be completed in accordance with management's expectations and achieve their stated production outcomes, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
COMPARATIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Three Months Ended June 30 Q2 2014 Highlights Six Months Ended June 30
2014 2013 % Change 2014 2013 % Change
Production
1,669,609 1,535,873 9% Silver ounces produced 3,568,608 3,025,590 18%
15,131 19,915 (24%) Gold ounces produced 33,650 34,948 (4%)
1,620,189 1,479,828 9% Payable silver ounces produced 3,464,354 2,939,533 18%
14,607 18,843 (22%) Payable gold ounces produced 32,403 33,551 (3%)
2,577,469 2,730,773 (6%) Silver equivalent ounces produced(1) 5,587,608 5,122,470 9%
9.87 10.53 (6%) Cash costs per silver ounce(2)(3) 7.21 10.29 (30%)
19.19 18.18 6% Total production costs per ounce(2)(4) 15.93 18.22 (13%)
20.48 26.80 (24%) All-in sustaining costs per ounce(2)(5) 16.05 25.78 (38%)
339,276 393,070 (14%) Processed tonnes 685,801 769,414 (11%)
103.58 96.45 7% Direct production costs per tonne(2)(6) 98.19 98.01 0%
13.24 13.82 (4%) Silver co-product cash costs(7) 11.74 15.07 (22%)
862 838 3% Gold co-product cash costs(7) 756 853 (11%)
Financial
54.8 71.3 (23%) Revenue ($ millions) 107.8 141.1 (24%)
1,774,302 1,787,571 (1%) Silver ounces sold 3,311,967 3,302,648 0%
14,612 25,477 (43%) Gold ounces sold 31,057 41,201 (25%)
20.10 21.38 (6%) Realized silver price per ounce 20.28 25.05 (19%)
1,308 1,297 1% Realized gold price per ounce 1,307 1,417 (8%)
(0.3) (0.4) (20%) Net earnings (loss) ($ millions) 3.7 14.0 (73%)
(0.3) (2.7) (89%) Adjusted net earnings (8) ($ millions) 5.2 10.2 (49%)
4.4 6.4 (32%) Mine operating earnings ($ millions) 15.7 25.3 (38%)
19.6 26.1 (25%) Mine operating cash flow(9) ($ millions) 45.1 58.7 (23%)
11.9 12.4 (4%) Operating cash flow before working capital changes (10) 30.2 37.7 (20%)
13.4 16.6 (20%) Earnings before ITDA (11) 32.7 47.6 (31%)
46.7 16.9 176% Working capital ($ millions) 46.7 16.9 176%
Shareholders
0.00 0.00 0% Earnings (loss) per share - basic 0.04 0.14 (71%)
(0.00) (0.03) (90%) Adjusted earnings per share - basic(8) 0.05 0.10 (50%)
0.12 0.12 (5%) Operating cash flow before working capital changes per share (10) 0.30 0.38 (21%)
101,336,743 99,710,933 2% Weighted average shares outstanding 100,979,486 99,685,615 1%
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30 June 30, June 30
2014 2013 2014 2013
Operating activities
Net earnings (loss) for the period $ (289 ) $ (361 ) $ 3,748 $ 13,996
Items not affecting cash:
Share-based compensation 1,473 1,376 1,932 1,939
Depreciation and depletion 14,776 13,228 28,931 25,376
Deferred income tax expense (recovery) (4,644 ) (1,158 ) (6,918 ) 1,295
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) (20 ) 687 (23 ) 602
Mark-to-market loss (gain) on derivative liability - (2,386 ) 1,434 (3,838 )
Mark-to-market loss (gain) on contingent liability (14 ) (5,408 ) 27 (7,899 )
Finance costs 266 35 702 152
Write down of inventory to net realizable vallue 365 6,383 365 7,878
Gain on sale of investments - - - (1,777 )
Net changes in non-cash working capital 1,497 7,282 319 (8,508 )
Cash from operating activities 13,410 19,678 30,517 29,216
Investing activites
Property, plant and equipment expenditures (10,798 ) (31,641 ) (20,032 ) (60,357 )
Investment in short term investments - - - (130 )
Proceeds from sale of short term investments - - - 4,720
Cash used in investing activities (10,798 ) (31,641 ) (20,032 ) (55,767 )
Financing activities
Proceeds from (repayments of) revolving credit facility (3,000 ) 6,000 (4,000 ) 30,000
Exercise of options and warrants 373 161 3,100 454
Interest paid (262 ) (90 ) (573 ) (132 )
Cash from (used in) financing activites (2,889 ) 6,071 (1,473 ) 30,322
Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents 20 (164 ) 22 (79 )
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (277 ) (5,892 ) 9,012 3,771
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 44,295 28,365 35,004 18,617
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 44,038 $ 22,309 $ 44,038 $ 22,309
This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2014 and the related notes contained therein.
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(expressed in thousands of US dollars, except for shares and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2014 2013 2014 2013
Revenue $ 54,774 $ 71,250 $ 107,774 $ 141,123
Cost of sales:
Direct production costs 34,849 44,746 62,069 81,633
Royalties 278 356 612 806
Share-based compensation 219 202 287 277
Depreciation and depletion 14,709 13,149 28,782 25,223
Write down of inventory to net realizable value 365 6,383 365 7,878
50,420 64,836 92,115 115,817
Mine operating earnings 4,354 6,414 15,659 25,306
Expenses:
Exploration 2,806 4,978 4,974 9,168
General and administrative 3,517 3,787 5,955 6,917
6,323 8,765 10,929 16,085
Operating earnings (loss) (1,969 ) (2,351 ) 4,730 9,221
Mark-to-market loss/(gain) on derivative liabilities - (2,386 ) 1,434 (3,838 )
Mark-to-market loss/(gain) on contingent liability (14 ) (5,408 ) 27 (7,899 )
Finance costs 256 531 702 778
Other income (expense):
Foreign exchange 445 (2,439 ) 188 (1,039 )
Investment and other income 83 371 267 2,349
528 (2,068 ) 455 1,310
Earnings (loss) before income taxes (1,683 ) 2,844 3,022 21,490
Income tax expense:
Current income tax expense 3,250 4,363 6,192 6,199
Deferred income tax expense (recovery) (4,644 ) (1,158 ) (6,918 ) 1,295
(1,394 ) 3,205 (726 ) 7,494
Net earnings (loss) for the period (289 ) (361 ) 3,748 13,996
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
Net change in fair value of available for sale investments 68 (4,242 ) 76 (3,929 )
Comprehensive income (loss) for the period $ (221 ) $ (4,603 ) $ 3,824 $ 10,067
Basic earnings (loss) per share based on net earnings $ (0.00 ) $ (0.00 ) $ 0.04 $ 0.14
Diluted earnings (loss) per share based on net earnings $ (0.00 ) $ (0.00 ) $ 0.04 $ 0.10
Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding 101,336,743 99,710,933 100,985,709 99,685,615
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding 102,048,413 99,710,933 101,920,835 101,828,232
This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2014 and the related notes contained therein.
ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(expressed in thousands of US dollars)
June 30, December 31,
2014 2013
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 44,038 $ 35,004
Investments 1,539 1,463
Accounts receivable 27,226 23,749
Inventories 24,117 23,647
Prepaid expenses 2,292 3,341
Total current assets 99,212 87,204
Non-current deposits 1,077 1,186
Mineral properties, plant and equipment 269,038 278,533
Total assets $ 369,327 $ 366,923
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 20,651 $ 17,221
Income taxes payable 2,815 3,259
Derivative liabilities - 1,491
Revolving credit facility 29,000 33,000
Total current liabilities 52,466 54,971
Provision for reclamation and rehabilitation 6,672 6,652
Contingent liability 126 99
Deferred income tax liability 42,134 49,053
Total liabilities 101,398 110,775
Shareholders' equity
Common shares, unlimited shares authorized, no par value, issued and outstanding 101,456,014 shares (Dec 31, 2013 - 99,784,409 shares) 365,406 358,408
Contributed surplus 15,795 14,836
Accumulated comprehensive income (loss) (4,005 ) (4,081 )
Deficit (109,267 ) (113,015 )
Total shareholders' equity 267,929 256,148
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 369,327 $ 366,923
This statement should be read in conjunction with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2014 and the related notes contained therein.

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