All Amounts in US Dollars Unless Otherwise Stated
Fiscal 2020 Highlights:
Fiscal 2021 Guidance Highlights:
Juan Gavidia, CEO of Orvana Minerals Corp. stated: "We are pleased to be resuming Fiscal 2021 annual guidance now that pandemic consequences are better understood and mitigation efforts are in place. While Fiscal 2020 was challenging for the mining industry, we are satisfied to report consistent and stable results. We are also looking forward to Fiscal 2021 as the incoming NI 43-101 Reports on our properties will boost our growth strategies in Spain, Argentina, and Bolivia, indicating where the value creation in Orvana lies".
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX: ORV) (the "Company" or "Orvana") announced today financial and operational results for the fourth quarter ("Q4 2020") and for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020 ("Fiscal 2020").
The audited consolidated financial statements for Fiscal 2020 ("2020 Financials") and Management's Discussion and Analysis related thereto ("2020 MD&A") are available on SEDAR and on the Company's website at www.orvana.com.
Fiscal 2020 Highlights:
Selected Consolidated Operational and Financial Information
Average realized price / oz
Production ('000 lbs)
Sales ('000 lbs)
Average realized price / lb
Financial Performance (in 000's, except per share amounts)
Net income (loss)
Net income (loss) per share (basic/diluted)
Operating cash flows before non-cash working
Operating cash flows
Free Cash Flow (1)
Ending cash and cash equivalents
Capital expenditures (2)
Cash operating costs (by-product) ($/oz) gold (1)
All-in sustaining costs (by-product) ($/oz) gold (1)(2)
All-in costs (by-product) ($/oz) gold (1)(2)
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"), free cash flow, cash operating costs ("COC"), all-in sustaining costs ("AISC") and all-in costs ("AIC") are non-IFRS performance measures.
These amounts are presented in the consolidated cash flows in the Q4 Financials on a cash basis. Each reported period excludes capital expenditures incurred in the period which will be paid in subsequent periods and includes capital expenditures incurred in prior periods and paid for in the applicable reporting period. The calculation of all-in sustaining costs ("AISC") and all-in costs ("AIC") includes capex incurred (paid and unpaid) during the period.
Fiscal 2021 Primary Objectives:
Fiscal 2021 Guidance:
The Company is pleased to provide Fiscal 2020 results and fiscal 2021 guidance:
El Valle Production
50,000 - 55,000
Copper (million lbs)
7.0 – 8.5
$14,000 - $15,000
$14,000 - $15,000
Cash operating costs (by-product) ($/oz) gold (1)
$1,050 - $1,150
$1,200 - $1,300
All-in sustaining costs (by-product) ($/oz) gold (1
$1,350 - $1,450
$1,500 - $1,600
Fiscal 2021 guidance assumptions for COC and AISC include by-product commodity prices of $2.90 per pound of copper and an average Euro to US Dollar exchange of 1.16.
About Orvana Minerals
Orvana is a multi-mine gold-copper-silver company. Orvana's assets consist of the producing El Valle and Carlés gold-copper-silver mines in northern Spain and the Don Mario gold-silver property in Bolivia, currently in care and maintenance. Additional information is available at Orvana's website (www.orvana.com).
Cautionary Statements - Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements made herein constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, potentials, future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "believes", "expects", "plans", "estimates", "intends" or "anticipates" or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "will" or "are projected to" be taken or achieved) are not statements of historical fact, but are forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements herein relate to, among other things, the continuing development of the exploration programs at the Lidia Project and at Carlés, the potential impact of the COVID-19 on the Company's business and operations, including its ability to continue operations; the Company's ability to manage challenges presented by COVID-19; the accounting treatment of COVID-19 related matters; Orvana's ability to prevent and/or mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases at or near the Company's mines and support the sustainability of its business including through the development of crisis management plans, increasing stock levels for key supplies, monitoring of guidance from the medical community, and engagement with local communities and authorities; Orvana's ability to achieve improvement in free cash flow; the potential to extend the mine life of El Valle and Don Mario beyond their current life-of-mine estimates including specifically, but not limited to in the case of Don Mario, the processing of the mineral stockpiles and the reprocessing of the tailings material; Orvana's ability to optimize its assets to deliver shareholder value; the Company's ability to optimize productivity at Don Mario and El Valle; estimates of future production, operating costs and capital expenditures; mineral resource and reserve estimates; statements and information regarding future feasibility studies and their results; future transactions; future metal prices; the ability to achieve additional growth and geographic diversification, including without limitation, the ability to complete the acquisition of the Taguas Property; future financial performance, including the ability to increase cash flow and profits; and future financing requirements and mine development plans.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies as particularly set out in the notes accompanying the Company's most recently filed financial statements. The estimates and assumptions of the Company contained or incorporated by reference in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the various assumptions set forth herein and in Orvana's most recently filed Management's Discussion & Analysis and Annual Information Form in respect of the Company's most recently completed fiscal year (the "Company Disclosures") or as otherwise expressly incorporated herein by reference as well as: there being no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; permitting, development, operations, expansion and acquisitions at El Valle and Don Mario being consistent with the Company's current expectations; political developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company operates being consistent with its current expectations; certain price assumptions for gold, copper and silver; prices for key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; production and cost of sales forecasts meeting expectations; the accuracy of the Company's current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates; and labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with Orvana's current expectations.
A variety of inherent risks, uncertainties and factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control, affect the operations, performance and results of the Company and its business, and could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results expressed or implied by forward looking statements. Some of these risks, uncertainties and factors include fluctuations in the price of gold, silver and copper; the need to recalculate estimates of resources based on actual production experience; the failure to achieve production estimates; variations in the grade of ore mined; variations in the cost of operations; the availability of qualified personnel; the Company's ability to obtain and maintain all necessary regulatory approvals and licenses; the Company's ability to use cyanide in its mining operations; risks generally associated with mineral exploration and development, including the Company's ability to continue to operate the El Valle and/or Don Mario and/or ability to resume long-term operations at the Carlés Mine; the Company's ability to successfully implement a sulphidization circuit and ancillary facilities to process the current oxides stockpiles at Don Mario; the Company's ability to acquire and develop mineral properties and to successfully integrate such acquisitions; the Company's ability to execute on its strategy; the Company's ability to obtain financing when required on terms that are acceptable to the Company; challenges to the Company's interests in its property and mineral rights; current, pending and proposed legislative or regulatory developments or changes in political, social or economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates; general economic conditions worldwide; and the risks identified in the Company's disclosures. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements and reference should also be made to the Company's Disclosures for a description of additional risk factors.
Any forward-looking statements made herein with respect to the anticipated development and exploration of the Company's mineral projects are intended to provide an overview of management's expectations with respect to certain future activities of the Company and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions and, except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.