Starcore International Mines Ltd.

Starcore International Mines Ltd.

October 29, 2013 03:30 ET

Starcore International Mines Ltd.: Year End Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) - Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX:SAM) (the "Company") has filed the results for the year ended July 31, 2013 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, or SEDAR at All financial information is prepared in accordance with IFRS and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Year Ended July 31, 2013 Highlights:

  • Earnings from mining operations was $8.3 million compared to $21.7 million in the prior year. The main reasons for the differences from the prior year were lower metal prices coupled with higher mining costs and approximately 12% lower metal production this year due to the very poor first quarter production;
  • Income for the year was $4,702, or $0.03 per share compared to $14,335, or $0.11 per share for the prior year;
  • The following table contains selected highlights from the Company's audited consolidated statement of operations for the years ended July, 2013 and 2012:
(in thousands of Canadian dollars) July 31, 2013 July 31, 2012
Revenues $ 30,246 $ 57,039
Cost of Sales (21,948 ) (35,349 )
Earnings from mining operations 8,298 21,690
Net income
(i) Net income $ 4,702 $ 14,335
(ii) Income per share - basic $ 0.03 $ 0.11
(iii) Income per share - diluted $ 0.03 $ 0.10
  • The mine improved ore grade for the year to 2.36 g/t and 21.0 g/t for gold and silver, respectively, over the prior year, however, poor recovery over the first two quarters reduced average recovery to 77.9% and 54% for the year despite much improved gold recovery of 84.6% for the last quarter of the year. As a result, overall metal production was much improved for the last quarter at 6,300 equivalent ounces ("EqOz"), however, the annual gold production was 2,700 EqOz lower at 20,100 EqOz than in the prior year;
  • Mine operating cash costs increased to US$844/EqOz compared to US$724/EqOz in the prior year. All-in Sustaining Costs, which includes sustaining capital expenditures, exploration, reclamation and corporate and administrative cost were US$1,194/EqOz compared to US$1,131 in the prior year;
  • The following table is a summary of mine production statistics for the San Martin mine for the three months ended July 31, 2013 and for the years ended July, 2013 and 2012:
(Unaudited) Unit of
Actual results
for 3 months
ended July 31,
Actual results
for 12 months
ended July 31,
Actual results
for 12 months
ended July 31,
Production of Gold in Dore thousand ounces 5.8 18.2 18.2
Production of Silver in Dore thousand ounces 31.4 110 232
Equivalent ounces of Gold thousand ounces 6.3 20.1 22.8
Silver to Gold equivalency ratio 64:1 57:1 51:1
Gold recovery percent 84.6 % 77.9 % 84.4 %
Silver recovery percent 50.0 % 53.7 % 69.2 %
Gold grade grams/
2.81 2.36 2.17
Silver grade grams/
25.7 21.0 33.6
Milled thousands of tonnes 76.1 307.3 308.3
Operating Cost per tonne milled US dollars/
59 55 54
Operating Cost per Equivalent Ounce US dollars/
705 844 724

About Starcore

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. The Company is a public reporting issuer on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company is also engaged in owning, acquiring, exploiting, exploring and evaluating mineral properties, and either joint venturing or developing these properties further. The Company has interests in properties which are exclusively located in Mexico.


Gary Arca, Chief Financial Officer and Director

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Contact Information

  • Starcore International Mines Ltd.
    Gary Arca
    Chief Financial Officer and Director
    1-604-602-4935 or Toll Free: 1-866-602-4935
    1-604-602-4936 (FAX)