SOURCE: Uranerz Energy Corporation

Uranerz Energy Corporation

November 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Uranerz Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

CASPER, WY--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - Uranerz Energy Corporation ("Uranerz" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: URZ) (TSX: URZ) (FRANKFURT: U9E) is pleased to announce its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014. A full version of the financial statements is filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and with the Canadian securities administrators (on SEDAR).

2014 Third Quarter Highlights

  • First reporting of uranium sales revenue in the Company's history
  • Uranium revenue of $3.9 million
  • 97,000 pounds of uranium captured during the quarter

Following the June commencement of uranium extraction at its wholly-owned Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project located in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, U.S.A, the Company has steadily increased daily recovery rates and operating efficiency. During the quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company sold 75,000 pounds at an average operating cost of $26 per pound, excluding taxes and royalties. The average cost of production is expected to decline as operations continue to be fine-tuned and volumes increase as continuing wellfield development allows access to additional uranium material.

The Company intends to minimize sales in the spot market until prices improve; thus certain mine development activities are being managed to control costs and meet our commitments. It is expected that the Nichols Ranch processing facility will serve as a platform for the potential future development of the Company's other Powder River Basin uranium properties allowing enhanced economics for adjacent and satellite projects. 

The financial information summarized below is in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and the SEC's Industry Guide 7. Pursuant to the SEC's Industry Guide 7, Uranerz is an exploration stage company without "proven or probable reserves" and therefore expenses its construction and wellfield installation as mineral property expenditures.

During the three months ended September 30, 2014, mineral property expenditures incurred were $672,848. These expenditures include mine development costs incurred for the Nichols Ranch project totaling $213,241, all of which have been expensed pursuant to the SEC's Industry Guide 7.

       
  Units Q3, 2014 Q3, 2013
Production of U3O8 lbs. 97,000 -
Sales of U3O8 lbs. 75,000 -
Revenue $ 3,900,000 -
Net Loss $ 813,610 11,051,792
Basic and Diluted Net Loss Per Share $ 0.01 0.14
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities $ 4,502,297 7,491,530
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities $ 69,831 18,223
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities $ 11,114,744 9,062,565
    

The Company's financial position is as follows.

Financial Position at

  September 30, 2014 December 31, 2013
Cash and Cash Equivalents $9,473,395 $11,915,676
Working Capital $11,937,568 $11,050,125
Total Assets $19,634,267 $16,948,765
Long Term Debt $17,858,257 $20,000,000
Stockholders' Deficit $4,386,101 $6,661,967
   

To review Uranerz' quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2014, including its management discussion and analysis, please visit the Company's website at www.uranerz.com, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov, or the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Uranerz
Uranerz Energy Corporation is a U.S.-domiciled uranium company. The Company's Nichols Ranch unit is its first ISR uranium mine. Uranerz controls a large strategic land position in the central Powder River Basin. The Company's management team has specialized expertise in the ISR uranium mining method and a record of licensing, constructing and operating ISR uranium projects. The Company has entered into long-term uranium sales contracts for a portion of its planned production with Exelon and one other of the largest nuclear utilities in the country.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release may contain or refer to "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable United States and Canadian securities laws, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company's expectation that the Nichols Ranch project will serve as a platform for future development of the Company's other Powder River Basin properties with possible enhanced economics, and all other statements which are in the future tense or which describe future activities or express intentions or expectations. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, the risks and uncertainties outlined in our most recent financial statements and reports and registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and with Canadian securities administrators (available at www.sedar.com). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact
    Derek Iwanaka
    Manager of Investor Relations
    1-800-689-1659
    investor@uranerz.com