SOURCE: Gold Resource Corporation

Gold Resource Corporation

November 09, 2010 22:37 ET

Gold Resource Corporation Q3 Production Results and Conference Call

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) - Gold Resource Corporation (GORO) (NYSE Amex: GORO) announced today that it is pleased with its first quarter of commercial production at its El Aguila Project and will host a shareholder conference call November 10, 2010. The Company produced 7,351 ounces of gold Q3 at a cash cost of $249/ounce. Gold Resource Corporation is a low-cost gold producer with operations in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

The El Aguila Project produced a gross mine profit of $6.7 million for Q3. The Company had a net loss of $536,835 or ($0.02/share) due primarily to expensing continued construction costs and to non-cash items.

Daily throughput for Q3 averaged 638 tonnes / day compared to the targeted 800 tonnes / day. Mill recovery averaged 81% compared to the targeted 90% recovery. Mill head grade averaged 4.8 grams / tonne compared to our targeted 7.3 grams / tonne, as lower grade ore was processed in this start-up mode. Mill optimization and ramp-up continues.

Gold Resource Corporation's President, Mr. Jason Reid, stated, "It is positive that even with the start-up of initial operations, the project has demonstrated its low operating costs of less than $1 million per month and produced a mine gross profit of $6.7 million. This first quarter of commercial production successfully positions GORO in the low cost peer group of gold producers."

Mr. Jason Reid continued, "Consistent with our long term objective to return meaningful dividends to the owners of the Company, using cash flow generated from operations, Gold Resource Corporation declared and paid cash dividends to its shareholders totaling $0.09 per share during the third quarter."

"As we target higher average grade ore and a greater production level in Q4, not only should our bottom line increase, we expect to reduce unit cash cost per ounce. With continued optimization we look forward to the fourth quarter," stated Mr. Jason Reid.

Gold Resource Corporation's CEO, Mr. William W. Reid, will host a 45 minute conference call Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 1:00 EST. Mr. William Reid will update shareholders on Q3 results followed by a Question & Answer period. The conference call will be recorded and posted to the Company's website in 3 to 5 business days.

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time: 1:00PM EST (11:00 AM Mountain)

Attendee Access Information:

Title: Gold Resource Corporation Call

Host Name: William W. Reid

Company Name: Gold Resource Corporation

US/CAN Toll free: 1-877-341-0792

Int'l Toll: 1-719-234-7878

Passcode: 556257

Please dial-in to the meeting at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time using the attendee phone number and passcode.

This call will be recorded and posted to the Company's website in 3-5 business days.

GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION
(An Exploration Stage Company)

(dollars in thousands, except per share, - unaudited)

                              Third Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended
HIGHLIGHTS                    Sept 30,    Sept 30,    Sept 30,    Sept 30,
FINANCIAL                       2010        2009        2010        2009
DATA                         ---------   ---------   ---------   ---------

Sales of metals concentrate  $   9,609   $       -   $   9,609   $       -
Mine gross profit            $   6,719   $       -   $   6,658   $       -
Loss applicable to common
 shareholders                $    (537)  $  (9,283)  $ (13,270)  $ (26,649)
Basic & diluted loss
 per common share            $   (0.02)  $   (0.21)  $   (0.28)  $   (0.65)





GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION

(An Exploration Stage Company)

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts - unaudited)

                              Third Quarter Ended      Nine Months Ended
                              Sept 30,    Sept 30,    Sept 30,    Sept 30,
                                2010        2009        2010        2009
                              --------    --------    --------    --------

Sales of metals concentrate   $  9,609    $      -    $  9,609    $      -
  Production costs applicable
   to sales                      2,837           -       2,837           -
  Depreciation, depletion and
   amortization                     36           -          63           -
  Accretion                         17           -          51           -
    Total mine cost of sales     2,890           -       2,951           -
Mine gross profit                6,719           -       6,658           -
Costs and Expenses
  General and administrative     2,827         620       4,678       4,328
  Exploration expenses           1,653       1,889       3,966       3,871
  Construction and
   development                   3,741       7,132      12,111      18,890
  Production start-up
   expense, net                      -           -         209           -
    Total costs and expenses     8,221       9,641      20,964      27,089
Operating (loss)                (1,502)     (9,641)    (14,306)    (27,089)
Other income (expense)
  Other income                       7           -           7           -
  Currency exchange (loss)         (89)          -         (89)          -
  Change in fair value of
   derivative contract             359           -         359           -
  Interest income                   43          16          77          25
    Total other income             319          16         353          25
(Loss) before income taxes      (1,183)     (9,625)    (13,953)    (27,064)
  Provision for income taxes         -           -           -           -
Net (loss)                      (1,183)     (9,625)    (13,953)    (27,064)

Other comprehensive income:

  Currency translation gain        646         342         683         415
Net comprehensive (loss)          (537)     (9,283)    (13,270)    (26,649)

Net (loss) per common
 share:

Basic and Diluted                (0.02)      (0.21)      (0.28)      (0.65)

Weighted average shares
 outstanding:
Basic and Diluted               49,852      45,281      49,060      41,530




GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION

(An Exploration Stage Company)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

                                                    Sept. 30,     Dec. 31,
                                                      2010          2009
                                                   ----------    ----------
             ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                          $  54,862     $   6,752
Restricted Cash                                        5,995        11,436
Accounts receivable                                    2,857             -
Inventories                                            1,898           225
Prepaid and refundable taxes                           3,678         2,132
Other current assets                                       9           156
  Total current assets                                69,299        20,701
Land and mineral rights                                  227           227
Property and equipment, net                            4,045         1,726
Other assets                                              38            11
    Total assets                                   $  73,609     $  22,665

          LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses              $   2,653     $     725
Dividends payable                                      1,590             -
    Total current liabilities                          4,243           725

Asset retirement obligation                            2,137         1,992

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock                                            -             -
Common stock                                              53            48
Additional paid-in capital                           156,238        95,692
(Deficit) accumulated during exploration stage       (88,771)      (74,818)
Other comprehensive income                              (291)         (974)
    Total shareholders' equity                        67,229        19,948

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity         $  73,609     $  22,665




GOLD RESOURCE CORPORATION

(An Exploration Stage Company)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(dollars in thousands - unaudited)

                                                      Nine Months Ended
                                                    Sept. 30,   Sept. 30,
                                                       2010        2009
                                                    ----------  ----------
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net (loss)                                          $  (13,953) $  (27,064)
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash
 (used in) operating activities:
  Depreciation                                             241         113
  Accretion expense                                         51           -
  Stock compensation                                     1,718       2,754
  Foreign currency translation adjustment                  683         416
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
  Accounts receivable                                   (2,857)          -
  Prepaid and refundable taxes                          (1,545)          -
  Other current assets                                     146         161
  Inventories                                           (1,673)          -
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities               1,929      (1,164)
  Other                                                    (28)          -
Total adjustments                                       (1,336)      2,280
  Net cash (used in) operating activities              (15,289)    (24,784)

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
  Capital expenditures                                  (2,542)       (505)
  Restricted cash                                        5,441      (4,005)
Net cash provided (used in) by investing activities      2,899      (4,510)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
  Proceeds from sale of stock                           63,392      32,990
  Dividends paid                                        (2,970)          -
  Net cash provided by financing activities             60,422      32,990
Effect of exchange rate on cash and equivalents             77           -
Net increase in cash and equivalents                    48,109       3,696
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period              6,752       3,535
Cash and equivalents at end of period               $   54,862  $    7,230

About GRC:

Gold Resource Corporation is a mining company focused on production and pursuing development of gold and silver projects that feature low operating costs and produce high returns on capital. The Company has 100% interest in five potential high-grade gold and silver properties in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. The company has 52,998,303 shares outstanding, zero warrants and zero debt. For more information, please visit GRC's website, located at www.Goldresourcecorp.com and read the Company's 10-K for an understanding of the risk factors involved.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "target," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding Gold Resource Corporation's strategy, future plans for production, future expenses and costs, future liquidity and capital resources, and estimates of mineralized material. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to Gold Resource Corporation on the date of this press release, and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this press release. In particular, there can be no assurance that production will continue at any specific rate. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the company's 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Greg Patterson
    Corporate Development
    303-320-7708