March 15, 2019 - 5:43 PM EDT
Starcore Reports Q3 Results
Starcore Reports Q3 Results

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - March 15, 2019) - Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX :SAM) (the "Company" or "Starcore") has filed the results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2019 for the Company and its mining operations in Queretaro, Mexico. The full version of the Company's Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.starcore.com, or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial information is prepared in accordance with IFRS and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

Financial Highlights for the three-month period ended January 31, 2019 (unaudited):

  • Cash and short-term investments on hand is $2.7 million at January 31, 2019;
  • Gold and silver sales of $6.6 million;
  • Loss of $1.4 million, or $(0.03) per share;
  • EBITDA(1) of $335 for the nine months ended January 31, 2019;

The following table contains selected highlights from the Company's unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2019 and 2018:

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(Unaudited)
Three Months ended
January 31,
Nine Months ended
January 31,

2019 2018 2019 2018
Revenues $ 6,564 $ 5,352 $ 25,898 $ 19,854
Cost of Sales (6,695) (7,925) (25,737) (24,160)
Earnings (Loss) from mining operations (131) (2,573) 161 (4,306)
Office, shareholder and regulatory expenses (295) (338) (1,262) (1,323)
Financing and foreign exchange (401) (479) (186) 50
Management, professional and consulting fees (522) (679) (1606) (2,164)
Allowance for receivables - - (441) -
Impairment of plant and equipment - - (5,943) -
Disposal of E&E assets - - (82) -
Income tax (expense) recovery (68) (556) (565) 849
Net Loss $ (1,417) $ (4,625) $ (9,924) $ (6,894)
     (i) Loss per share - basic (0.03) (0.09) $ (0.20) $ (0.14)
     (ii) Loss per share - diluted (0.03) (0.09) $ (0.20) $ (0.14)
Reconciliation of Net income to EBITDA(1)

For the nine months ended January 31, 2019 2018
Net loss $ (9,924) $ (6,894)
Allowance for receivables 441 -
Disposal of E&E assets 82 -
Impairment of plant and equipment 5,943 -
Income tax expense (recovery) 565 (849)
Interest 237 56
Depreciation and depletion 2,991 3,451
EBITDA $ 335 $ (4,236)
EBITDA MARGIN(2) 1.3% (21.3)%

(1) EBITDA ("Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization") is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.
(2) EBITDA MARGIN is a measurement of a company's operating profitability calculated as EBITDA divided by total revenue. EBITDA MARGIN is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.

Production Highlights for the three month period ended January 31, 2019:

  • Equivalent gold production of 3,982 ounces;
  • Mine operating cash cost of US$1,093/EqOz;
  • All-in sustaining costs of US$1,297/EqOz for the nine months ended January 31, 2019;

The following table is a summary of mine production statistics for the San Martin mine for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2019 and for the previous year ended April 30, 2018:



Actual Results for
  Unit of measure 3 months ended
January 31, 2019
9 months ended
January 31, 2019
12 months ended
April 30, 2018
Mine Production of Gold in Doré thousand ounces 3.4 10.0 11.9
Mine Production of Silver in Doré thousand ounces 46.2 186.9 102.1
Gold equivalent ounces thousand ounces 4.0 12.3 13.2





Silver to Gold equivalency ratio
84.5 81.4 78.2
Mine Gold grade grams/tonne 1.80 1.57 1.62
Mine Silver grade grams/tonne 33.2 42.1 21.3
Mine Gold recovery percent 84.2% 86.3% 84.5%
Mine Silver recovery percent 60.0% 59.3% 55.2%
Milled thousands of tonnes 71.1 229.9 269.6
Mine operating cash cost per tonne milled US dollars 61 56 61
Mine operating cash cost per equivalent ounce US dollars 1,093 1,054 1,237

About Starcore

Starcore International Mines is engaged in precious metals production with focus and experience in Mexico. This base of producing assets is complemented by exploration and development projects throughout North America. The company is a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and advocates value driven decisions that will increase long term shareholder value. You can find more information on the investor friendly website here: www.starcore.com.

ON BEHALF OF STARCORE INTERNATIONAL MINES LTD.

Signed "Gary Arca"
Gary Arca, Chief Financial Officer and Director

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

GARY ARCA
Telephone: (604) 602-4935
Facsimile: 1-604-602-4936

ROBERT EADIE
Investor Relations
Telephone: (604) 602-4935 x 205
Toll Free: 1-866-602-4935

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