Claude Resources Inc. Q2 2014 Earnings Call and Webcast
2014 Q2 Conference Call
August 6, 2014
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This document contains certain forward-looking statements relating but not limited to the Company’s expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs.
Forward-looking information can often be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “goal”, “plan”, “intent”,
“estimate”, “may” and “will” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or
statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information may include reserve and resource estimates, estimates of future
production, unit costs, costs of capital projects and timing of commencement of operations, and is based on current expectations that involve a
number of business risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include,
but are not limited to, failure to establish estimated resources and reserves, the grade and recovery of mined ore varying from estimates, capital
and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other
project approvals, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and other factors.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected
Potential shareholders and prospective investors should be aware that these statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Shareholders are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. By its nature, forward-looking information involves numerous assumptions,
inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and various
future events will not occur. Claude Resources undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information
whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Resource Estimate
The resource estimates in this document were prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, adopted by the Canadian Securities
Administrators. The requirements of National Instrument 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In this document, we use the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” resources. Although these terms are
recognized and required in Canada, the SEC does not recognize them. The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to
disclose only those mineral deposits that constitute “reserves”. Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a reserve
unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally extracted at the time the determination is made.
United States investors should not assume that all or any portion of a measured or indicated resource will ever be converted into “reserves”.
Further, “inferred resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and whether they can be mined economically or legally, and
United States investors should not assume that “inferred resources” exist or can be legally or economically mined, or that they will ever be upgraded
to a higher category.
Mike Sylvestre, P.Eng., ICD.D
Chair, Interim President & CEO
Rick Johnson, CA
Vice President of Finance &
Brian Skanderbeg, P.Geo
Senior Vice President & COO
Q2 Financial Highlights
ü Revenue of $24.7 million à 53% increase vs. Q2 2013
ü Total cash cost per ounce of gold (1)
of $753 à 14% decrease vs. Q2
ü Cash flow from operations before net changes in non-cash operating
working capital (1)
of $9.9 million, or $0.05 per share
ü Net profit of $3.3 million, or $0.02 per share
ü Debt reduction totaling $7.1 million during the first half of 2014
§ Forecast approximately $10 million for full year
(1) See description and reconciliation of non-IFRS financial measures in the “Non-IFRS Financial Measures and Reconciliations” section of the Company’s
2014 Q2 MD&A.
Q2 Operations Highlights
ü Set new highs in safety and environment performance
ü Record production of 18,742 ounces à 51% increase vs. Q2 2013
ü Head grade of 7.7 g/t à 50% increase vs. Q2 2013
ü Santoy Gap contributed on average 110 tonnes per day at ~7.1 g/t to
the Seabee Mill in May and June
ü Production and cost guidance revised
Q2 Financial Results
(1) See description and reconciliation of non-IFRS financial measures in the “Non-IFRS Financial Measures and Reconciliations” section of the
Company’s 2014 Q2 MD&A.
(all $ amounts in $CDN)
Q2 2014 Q2 2013
Revenue (in 000’s) $ 24,718 $ 16,070
Production costs (in 000’s) $ 12,594 $ 10,088
Production royalty (NSR) (in 000’s) $ 734 $ -
Depreciation and depletion (in 000’s) $ 6,644 $ 5,794
Gross profit (loss) (in 000’s) $ 4,746 $ 188
Net profit (loss) (in 000’s) $ 3,327 $ (9,915)
Earnings (loss) per share (basic and diluted) $ 0.02 $ (0.06)
Average Realized Price per Ounce $ 1,397 $ 1,393
Total cash costs per ounce (1) $ 753 $ 875
Net Cash Margin per Ounce Sold (1) $ 644 $ 518
Q2 Operating Results
Seabee Gold Operation Production Statistics
Q2 2014 Q2 2013 Change
Tonnes Milled 79,746 79,077 1%
Head Grade (g/t) 7.70 5.13 50%
Recovery 95.0% 95.3%
Produced 18,742 12,438 51%
Sold 17,690 11,532 53%
Q2 2014 production was the highest in the Company’s history!
*Set new highs in safety and environmental performance!
Santoy Gap Update
Key Project Milestones Goal Status
Ventilation Raise Q2 Completed beginning of June
Development Ore Production Q2 Ongoing - averaged 110 tonnes per day at
~7.1 g/t in May and June
Initial Production Ore Q4 Ahead of schedule – Q3
UG Drilling 27,000 m Ongoing – results to date have been
Long Hole Production (200 to
2015 Forecast in late Q3
• Targeting production of 50,000 to 54,000 ounces (previously 47,000 to
• Unit costs to be approximately 10% lower than 2013.
• Capital expenditures to decrease approximately 28% from 2013.
• Focus on increasing production and margins by prioritizing Santoy Gap
development and L62 production.
• Continue Strategic Alternative Review.
Strategy Going Forward
Strengthen Balance Sheet
Strategic Alternative Review Decrease Debt
New Mining Method Improved Grade
Cash Flow Optimization
Focus on Margins Financial Discipline
Key priorities aimed at delivering shareholder value
(1) See footnotes located on page 17
Claude Resources Inc.
Experience. Stability. Potential.
Creating the Capacity to
Discover. Develop. Deliver.
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200, 224 - 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5M5
Chair, Interim President &
Joined the Board of Directors in 2011. Holds a
MSc and BSc in Mining Engineering from McGill
University and Queen’s University. Previous
experience with Inco Ltd. Over 35 years of
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President Finance
16 years with Claude including 10 years as
CFO and VP Finance.
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President
7 years with Claude. Prior to being appointed.
Appointed Sr. VP and COO September 1,
2012, lead the exploration team as VP
Exploration. Previously employed with
Goldcorp, INCO and Helio Resources.
Board of Directors
President & CEO
Currently the President and Chief Executive Officer for Castle Resources Inc. Holds a
MSc and BSc in Mining Engineering from McGill University and Queen’s University.
Previous experience with Inco Ltd. Over 35 years of mining experience. Joined the
Board of Directors in 2011.
Ronald J. Hicks,
Director Spent 41 years with Deloitte where he was a partner. Has served as a Director with
Dickenson Mines Ltd., Kam Kotia Mines Ltd., Saskatchewan Government Insurance
and Prairie Malt Ltd. Joined the Board of Directors in 2007.
Director Held a number of senior positions with the Trane Company over the course of his 42
year career with the company. Joined the Board of Directors in 2007.
Director Held a number of senior positions with Cameco Corporation, including that of Senior
Vice President Corporate Services. Joined the Board of Directors in 2011.
Lead Director Currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pembrook Mining
Corp. Previous work experience includes Inco Ltd. and Lake Shore Gold Corp. Over 30
years of experience in mineral exploration. Joined the Board of Directors in 2012.