Wesdome Announces 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

 
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TORONTO, March 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) (“Wesdome” or the “Company”) (“Q4 2019”) and full year 2019 financial results.  The Company’s full consolidated financial statements and management discussion & analysis are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at www.wesdome.com. All figures are stated in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Key highlights of 2019:

  • Production increased by 28% over 2018.
  • Cash costs decreased by 9% over 2018.
  • Eagle River Complex free cash flow generation of $48.4 million.
  • Company free cash flow1 generation of $6.6 million, net of investing $25.1 million into the Kiena Complex.
  • Net income increased 2.7 times over 2018 and adjusted net income1 increased 2.5 times over 2018.
  • Operating cash flow increased by 1.5 times over 2018.
  • Increased Eagle River reserves by 36% net of 91,066 ounces of depletion.
  • Increased Eagle River reserve grade by 20% to 14.4 grams per tonne
  • Increased Eagle River Measured and Indicated Resources by 258%, or 3.6 times over 2018.
  • Increased Kiena Mineral Indicated Resources at the Deep A Zone by 4.1 times over 2018.
  • Concluded a $45.0 million Secured Credit Facility.

Refer to the Company’s 2019 Annual Management Discussion and Analysis on pages 29 – 36, entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the financial statements.

Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO commented, “In 2019, we continued to decrease costs and build up free cash flow, largely driven by an almost doubling of production at Eagle River over the last three years. Cash costs of $825 per ounce (US$621 per ounce) and all-in sustaining costs of $1,293/oz (US$975) per ounce were both below guidance, due to higher grades.

Eagle River reserves increased by 36% net of production, and reserve grade increased by 20%. Measured and Indicated resources increased by 258%. Looking ahead, in 2020 we plan to further increase production at Eagle River Complex, with guidance of 90,000 – 100,000 ounces, and increase the exploration and definition drilling to 105,500 metres (2019: 71,000 metres). 

The Eagle River operations generated $48.4 million of free cash flow, of which the majority was reinvested in major exploration programs at Kiena.

Kiena indicated resources at the Deep A Zone increased by 308% over the initial estimate in 2018.  The Kiena project is also advancing very well. The PEA is on track to be completed in Q2 2020, and concurrently we are drilling 85,000 metres in 2020 (2019: 59,000 metres). After the PEA, we plan to update our resource statement to incorporate an additional 60,000 metres of drilling since our last update and complete a pre-feasibility study which will establish reserves.

Company-wide in 2019 we generated $6.6 million in free cash flow, or $0.05 per share, compared to $2.8 million or $0.02 per share in 2018. On behalf of management and the board of directors, I would like to thank both teams at Eagle River and Kiena for a job done very well and safely. We experienced a 30% improvement in our safety performance and of all the achievements in 2019 we are especially proud of that one.”

Operating and financial highlights of the full year 2019 results include:

  • Gold production of 91,688 ounces from the Eagle River Complex (2018: 71,625 ounces):
    • Eagle River Underground 122,405 tonnes at a head grade of 23.1 grams per tonne (“g/t”) Au for 88,617 ounces produced (2018: 67,315 ounces).
    • Mishi Open Pit 46,405 tonnes at a head grade of 2.5 g/t Au for 3,072 ounces produced (2018: 4,310 ounces).

  • Revenue of $164.0 million (2018: $116.0 million) from 88,423 ounces of gold sold at an average sales price of $1,853/oz (2018: 70,480 ounces at an average price of $1,645/oz).

  • Cash costs1 of $825/oz or US$621/oz (2018: $905/oz or US$699/oz).

  • All-in sustaining costs1 (“AISC”) of $1,293/oz or US$975/oz (2018: $1,276/oz or US$985/oz).

  • Earned mine profit1 of $90.9 million (2018 - $52.1 million).

  • Operating cash flow of $71.1 million or $0.52 per share1 (2018: $46.3 million or $0.34 per share).

  • Free cash flow1 of $6.6 million or $0.05 per share1 (2018: $2.8 million or $0.02 per share).

  • Adjusted net income1 of $38.6 million or $0.28 per share (2018: $14.9 million or $0.11 per share).

  • Earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) for 2019 of $80.7 million (2018: $43.3 million).

  • Cash position at the end of the year of $35.7 million.

  • Mineral Reserves at Eagle River of 550,000 contained gold ounces (1,186,000 tonnes at 14.4 g/t Au), of which 72% is located in the high grade 300 Zone.

  • Indicated & Measured Mineral Resources at Eagle River increased to 111,000 contained gold ounces (380,000 tonnes at 9.0 g/t Au).

  • Mineral Reserves at Mishi of 10,500 contained gold ounces (116,000 tonnes at 2.8 g/t Au).

Operating and financial highlights of Q4 2019 results include:

  • Eagle River Complex gold production of 21,332 ounces (Q4 2018: 17,254 ozs).
    • Eagle River Underground 23,257 tonnes at a head grade of 28.6 g/t Au for 20,894 ounces produced (Q4 2018: 16,712 ounces).
    • Mishi Open Pit 9,108 tonnes at a head grade of 1.9 g/t Au for 438 ounces produced (Q4 2018: 542 ounces).

  • 22,100 gold ounces sold (Q4 2018: 18,077 ozs).

  • Cash costs1 of $786/oz (US$595/oz) (Q4 2018: $937/oz or US$710/oz).

  • AISC1 of $1,305/oz or US$988/oz (Q4 2018: $1,371/oz or US$1,038/oz).

  • Earned mine profit1 of $25.8 million (Q4 2018: $12.5 million).

  • Operating cash flow of $15.8 million or $0.11 per share1 (Q4 2018: $8.6 million or $0.06 per share).

  • Free cash outflow1 of $3.3 million or $(0.02) per share (Q4 2018: free cash outflow of $4.5 million or $(0.03) per share).

  • Adjusted net income1 of $12.1 million or $0.09 per share (Q4 2018: $2.6 million or $0.02 per share).

1. Refer to the Company’s 2019 Annual Management Discussion and Analysis on pages 29 – 36, entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the financial statements.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGE 

Ben Au, will retire as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on March 31, 2020 and his responsibilities will transfer to Scott Gilbert, the Company’s Vice President – Financial Systems and Cost Control since December 2018, will be appointed as the Chief Financial Officer effective on March 31, 2020. Scott has worked very closely with Mr. Au to ensure a seamless transition.  Mr. Gilbert has over 25 years of financial experience in the mining industry.  His portfolio of experience includes companies such as Kinross, Centerra Gold, IAMGOLD, St Andrew’s Goldfield’s and Harte Gold.  Scott has held several senior finance positions and continually achieved strong financial results through leadership and experience. 

Duncan Middlemiss, President and CEO commented, "I am very grateful to have spent over 10 years working with Ben at various mining companies where he consistently and impressively, led our organization’s financial department.  Ben has done an outstanding job as Wesdome’s Chief Financial Officer, where he was instrumental in implanting stronger systems and cost controls.  While we all will miss working with him, his retirement is well-deserved and we wish him all the very best.

In addition, I look forward to the contributions that Scott will bring to Wesdome in our next chapter and I am confident in his abilities and experience as the next CFO.  Scott has mentored with Ben for years and they bring similar strengths to our team.”

EAGLE RIVER COMPLEX RESERVES AND RESOURCES

MINERAL RESERVES – EAGLE RIVER (see notes)December 31, 2019December 31, 2018
  Tonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ouncesTonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ounces
        
Eagle RiverProven33115.5165,00018814.789,000
 Probable85514.0385,00086011.4315,000
 Proven + Probable1,18614.4550,0001,04812.0404,000
        

 

MINERAL RESERVES – MISHI December 31, 2019December 31, 2018
  Tonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ouncesTonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ounces
        
MishiProven81.9500142.21,000
 Probable1082.910,0001102.910,000
 Proven + Probable1162.810,5001242.811,000
        

 

MINERAL RESOURCES
(Exclusive of Mineral Reserves)
(see notes)
December 31, 2019December 31, 2018
  Tonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ouncesTonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ounces
        
Eagle RiverMeasured25.010.18,00011.010.44,000
 Indicated355.09.0103,00097.08.828,000
 Measured + Indicated380.09.0111,000109.09.031,000
 Inferred403.012.3159,000433.011.4159,000
        
  

 
 
MINERAL RESOURCES (Exclusive of Mineral Reserves) (see notes)December 31, 2019December 31, 2018
  Tonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ouncesTonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained ounces
        
Mishi       
Open pitIndicated------
 Inferred2,8081.6147,0002,8081.6147,000
UndergroundIndicated------
 Inferred3735.465,0003735.465,000
Mishi TotalIndicated------
 Inferred3,1822.1212,0003,1822.1212,000
        

EAGLE RIVER PROVEN AND PROBABLE RESERVE BREAKDOWN BY ZONE1

The following table provides a breakdown of Mineral Reserves and Resources at Eagle River by structure to illustrate the growing significance of these recent developments.

 December 31, 2019December 31, 2018
StructureTonnes (000s)Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained OuncesPercentTonnes
(000s)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained OuncesPercent
         
No.30079815.5397,0007250312.4201,00050
No. 726712.9110,5002030013.1126,00031
No. 810311.6  38,500713511.148,00012
Other186.94,00011108.229,0007
TOTAL1,18614.4550,0001001,04812.0404,000100
         
  1. Numbers reflect rounding to nearest 1,000 tonnes and ounces.
  2. Mineral Resources are exclusive of reserves.
  3. Mineral Resources are not in the current mine plan and therefore do not have demonstrated economic viability.
  4. All Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources estimates have been made in accordance with the Standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) and NI 43-101 and assume a gold price of $1,750 (US$1,363) per ounce for the reserves and a gold price of $1,900 (US$1,474) per ounce for the resources, with a $1 USD → CAD exchange rate of $1.3).
  5. Mineral Resources are reported in-situ with no dilution provision.
  6. A density or tonnage factor of 2.7 tonnes per cubic m (t/m3) is applied at both Eagle River Mine and Mishi Mine.
  7. At Eagle River Mine, all high assays are cut to either 60.0 – 140.0 g/t Au for individual zones.
  8. All Mineral Reserves at Eagle River employ a 1.5 m minimum width, a 3.0 g/t Au minimum grade for continuity and include 1.0 m of external dilution and 10% lost ore and metallurgical recoveries of 96.5%.
  9. Falcon Zone mineral resources are included as part of Eagle River Mineral Resources.
  10. At Mishi the 7 lenses considered in the Mineral Resource calculations are cut between 6.0 to 45.0 g/t Au.  All high blasthole assays are cut to 10 g/t Au.
  11. All In-Pit Mineral Reserves at Mishi employ a 1.0 g/t cut-off grade and a 3.0 m minimum width. Estimates provide for 10% dilution, 10% lost ore and metallurgical recoveries of 83%.
  12. Mishi Mineral Reserves currently have a life of mine stripping ratio of 2.2 tonnes of waste per tonne of ore.
  13. Mishi In-Pit Mineral Resources extend to a depth of 110.0 m, employing a 0.5 g/t cut-off grade, a 3.0 m minimum width and are reported in-situ with no dilution or lost ore provisions.
  14. Mishi Underground Mineral Resources are reported in-situ employing a 3.0 g/t cut-off grade and a 1.5 m minimum mining width.
  15. Qualified Persons for the Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources estimates as per NI 43-101 include Marc-André Pelletier P. Eng, COO, and Michael Michaud, P.Geo., VP Exploration of Wesdome.

PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION HIGHLIGHTS


Mine or Projects
Achievements
Eagle River
  • Ongoing extension and definition drilling of the 300 East Zones. In particular, the 303 Lens, has continued to return high grade gold intersections.  The 303 Lens defines a zone where increased widths and grades have been returned. This zone has now been extended an additional 300 m down plunge to the 1,300 m-level.
  • Surface drilling continues to extend and better define the Falcon Zones, located in volcanic rocks approximately 200 m west of the mine diorite. Surface drilling has continued to expand the zone of mineralization to a depth of 4400 m elevation (i.e. 600 vertical m below surface) and over a strike of 200 m.
  • In order to better test the down plunge extension of the Falcon Zones, a drill rig has been positioned underground on the 772 m elevation. Initial drilling from underground has intersected visible gold mineralization in quartz veining approximately 70 m down plunge of the Falcon Zones. Assaying of this hole returned 160.5 g/t Au over 3.9 m. Given the steep easterly plunge defined by the recent drilling, it is interpreted that the Falcon 7 Zone now extends an additional 500 m down plunge and is the up-plunge extension of the 7 Zone currently being mined near the 1,000 m elevation. This down plunge extension of the Falcon Zones is located proximal to existing mine infrastructure, and as such, remains one of the priorities for surface and underground drilling in the first half of 2020.  The Falcon Zones have the potential to provide additional workplaces required to increase the throughput rate from Eagle River underground.
  • A 33,500 m surface drilling program is planned for 2020 to concentrate on better defining and expanding the Falcon Zones and later in the year focus on regional targets west of the mine diorite where recent surface sampling has returned numerous anomalous gold values.
 
Kiena
  • Seven underground drills are now in operation completing the infill and up and down plunge extension drilling of the Kiena Deep A Zone. This drilling has continued to confirm the overall continuity of the geometry and the high-grade gold mineralization of the Kiena Deep A Zone and identify additional mineralization outside of the most recent resource estimate. Recent drilling has extended the gold mineralization of the A Zone an additional 100 m down plunge and now extends a total in excess of 830 m. 
  • The 79 Level Ramp has been completed in early 2020.  It provides optimal drill platforms for testing the up-plunge extension of the Kiena Deep A Zone between the 670 m-level and the 1050 m-level and will serve as a haulage drift for any future production from this area as it accesses the main shaft level dump pocket.  Initial drilling on 79 Level intersected a new zone of gold mineralization in a previously untested area along strike from the S50 Zone.
  • Increased Kiena Deep A Zone Indicated resources from 99,300 ounces to 405,100 ounces and resource grade from 9.95 g/t Au to 18.55 g/t Au.  Increased Kiena Deep A Zone inferred resources from 241,100 ounces to 332,000 ounces and resource grade from 11.43 g/t Au to 15.27 g/t Au.
  • The Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) study is ongoing and is expected to be completed in Q2 2020.
  • The completed PEA and subsequent resource update will lead into a more detailed Pre-Feasibility Study (“PFS”) based upon positive results and exploration success. The intention of the PFS is to come to a production decision and restart the Kiena Mine as Wesdome’s second operating mine, thereby significantly de-risking the Company.

Technical Disclosure

The technical content of this release has been compiled, reviewed and approved by Marc-André Pelletier, P. Eng, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Michaud, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration of the Company and each a "Qualified Person" as defined in National Instrument 43-101 -Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Reserves and Resources

The mineral reserve and resource estimates reported in this news release were prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) applies different standards in order to classify and report mineralization. This news release uses the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” mineral resources, as required by NI 43-101. Readers are advised that although such terms are recognized and required by Canadian securities regulations, the SEC does not recognize such terms. Canadian standards differ significantly from the requirements of the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to assume that any part or all, of the mineral deposits in these categories constitute or will ever be converted into mineral reserves. In addition, “inferred” mineral resources have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists, is economically or legally mineable or will ever be upgraded to a higher category of mineral resource.

Wesdome Gold Mines 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results Conference Call: March 11, 2020 at 10:00 am ET

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ABOUT WESDOME
Wesdome Gold Mines is in its 30th year of continuous gold mining operations in Canada.  The Company is 100% Canadian focused with a pipeline of projects in various stages of development.  The Eagle River Complex in Wawa, Ontario is currently producing gold from two mines, the Eagle River Underground Mine and the Mishi Open pit, from a central mill.  Wesdome is actively exploring its brownfields asset, the Kiena Complex in Val d’Or, Quebec.  The Kiena Complex is a fully permitted former mine with a 930 metre shaft and 2,000 tonne per day mill.  The Company has further upside at its Moss Lake gold deposit, located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is being explored and evaluated to be developed in the appropriate gold price environment.  The Company has approximately 138.0 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO.”

For further information, please contact:

Duncan MiddlemissorLindsay Carpenter Dunlop
President and CEO VP Investor Relations
416-360-3743  ext. 2029 416-360-3743  ext. 2025
duncan.middlemiss@wesdome.com lindsay.dunlop@wesdome.com

220 Bay Street, Suite 1200
Toronto, ON, M5J 2W4
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Website: www.wesdome.com

This news release contains “forward-looking information” which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management’s estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company has included in this news release certain non-IFRS performance measures, including, but not limited to, mine operating profit, mining and processing costs and cash costs. Cash costs per ounce reflect actual mine operating costs incurred during the fiscal period divided by the number of ounces produced.  These measures are not defined under IFRS and therefore should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to or more meaningful than, net income (loss) or cash flow from operating activities as determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of our financial performance or liquidity. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company\'s performance and ability to generate cash flow

 

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Summarized Operating and Financial Data
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share and per unit amounts and otherwise indicated)

  Three Months EndedYears Ended 
  December 31, December 31, 
  2019  2018  2019 2018 
Operating data         
Milling (tonnes)         
Eagle River 23,257  50,536  122,405 185,171 
Mishi 9,108  8,478  46,405 70,633 
Throughput 2 32,365  59,014  168,809 255,804 
Head grades (g/t)         
Eagle River 28.6  10.6  23.1 11.7 
Mishi 1.9  2.4  2.5 2.3 
Recovery (%)         
Eagle River 97.6  97.0  97.3 96.4 
Mishi 77.1  81.9  82.4 82.4 
Production (ounces)         
Eagle River 20,894  16,712  88,617 67,315 
Mishi 438  542  3,072 4,310 
Total gold produced 2 21,332  17,254  91,688 71,625 
Total gold sales (ounces) 22,100  18,077  88,423 70,480 
          
Eagle River Complex (per ounce of gold sold) 1       
Average realized price$1,954 $1,628 $1,853$1,645 
Cash costs 786  937  825 905 
Cash margin$1,168 $691 $1,028$741 
All-in Sustaining Costs 1$1,305 $1,371 $1,293$1,276 
          
Mine operating costs/tonne milled 1$470 $306 $424$250 
          
Average 1 USD → CAD exchange rate 1.3200  1.3204  1.3269 1.2957 
          
Cash costs per ounce of gold sold (US$) 1$595 $710 $621$699 
All-in Sustaining Costs (US$) 1$988 $1,038 $975$985 
          
Financial Data         
Mine profit 1$25,816 $12,495 $90,900$52,124 
Net income$12,077 $2,643 $40,945$14,858 
Net income adjusted 1$12,077 $2,643 $38,576$14,858 
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization 1$23,276 $10,329 $80,722$43,266 
Operating cash flow$15,821 $8,632 $71,077$46,300 
Free cash flow$(3,297)$(4,491)$6,628$2,824 
Per share data         
Net income$0.09 $0.02 $0.30$0.11 
Adjusted net income 1$0.09 $0.02 $0.28$0.11 
Operating cash flow 1$0.11 $0.06 $0.52$0.34 
Free cash flow 1$(0.02)$(0.03)$0.05$0.02 
          

Notes

  1. Refer to the Company’s 2019 Annual Management Discussion and Analysis on pages 29 – 35, entitled “Non-IFRS Performance Measures” for the reconciliation of these non-IFRS measurements to the financial statements.
  2. Totals for tonnage and gold ounces information may not add due to rounding.

 

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

    As at
December 31,
2019
  As at
December 31,
2018
 
Assets      
Current      
  Cash and cash equivalents  $ 35,657 $27,378  
  Receivables and prepaids   1,996  548  
  Sales tax receivable   3,344  2,342  
  Inventories   19,667  8,302  
Total current assets   60,664  38,570  
       
Restricted cash   657  -  
Deferred financing cost   988  -  
Mineral properties, plant and equipment   116,765  89,643  
Exploration properties   106,644  81,424  
Total assets  $ 285,718 $209,637  
       
Liabilities       
Current      
  Borrowings  $ 3,636 $-  
  Payables and accruals   19,219  22,526  
  Income and mining tax payable   1,419  180  
  Current portion of lease liabilities   3,781  4,552  
Total current liabilities   28,055  27,258  
       
Lease liabilities   5,889  5,248  
Deferred income and mining tax liabilities   23,829  8,259  
Decommissioning provisions   21,443  11,663  
Total liabilities   79,216  52,428  
       
Equity      
Equity attributable to owners of the Company      
  Capital stock   174,789  166,387  
  Contributed surplus   5,590  5,777  
  Retained earnings (deficit)   26,123  (14,955) 
Total equity attributable to owners of the Company   206,502  157,209  
       
   $ 285,718 $209,637  


Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Income (loss) and Comprehensive Income (loss)
(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars except for per share amounts)

   Three Months Ended Years Ended 
   December 31 December 31 
    2019   2018   2019   2018  
           
Revenues  $ 43,223  $29,462  $ 163,974  $116,042  
Cost of sales   (22,804)  (22,162)  (94,806)  (81,930) 
Gross profit   20,419   7,300   69,168   34,112  
           
Other expenses          
Corporate and general   1,745   1,337   6,668   5,259  
Stock-based compensation   346   349   2,987   2,614  
Kiena care and maintenance   -   565   -   1,695  
Write-down of mining equipment   247   -   247   290  
    2,338   2,251   9,902   9,858  
           
Operating income    18,081   5,049   59,266   24,254  
           
Quebec exploration credits refund   -   -   2,867   -  
Interest expense   (315)  (83)  (679)  (274) 
Accretion of decommissioning provisions   (71)  (99)  (372)  (412) 
Interest and other income   (131)  184   351   1,412  
Income before income and mining taxes   17,564   5,051   61,433   24,980  
           
Income and mining tax expense          
  Current   1,440   842   4,918   2,713  
  Deferred   4,047   1,566   15,570   7,409  
    5,487   2,408   20,488   10,122  
           
Net income and total          
  comprehensive income  $ 12,077  $2,643  $ 40,945  $14,858  
           
Earnings per share          
  Basic  $ 0.09  $0.02  $ 0.30  $0.11  
  Diluted  $ 0.09  $0.02  $ 0.29  $0.11  
           
Weighted average number of common          
  shares (000s)          
  Basic   137,867   135,132   136,931   134,577  
  Diluted   141,670   138,531   140,550   136,451  
           


Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Total Equity
(Expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

       Retained   
   Capital Contributed Earnings/ Total 
   Stock Surplus (Deficit) Equity 
           
Balance, December 31, 2017  $164,161 $3,967  $(29,905) $138,223 
Net income for the year ended          
  December 31, 2018   -  -   14,858   14,858 
Exercise of options   1,514  -   -   1,514 
Value attributed to options exercised   712  (712)  -   - 
Value attributed to options expired   -  (92)  92   - 
Stock-based compensation   -  2,614   -   2,614 
           
Balance, December 31, 2018  $166,387 $5,777  $(14,955) $157,209 
           
Net income for the year ended          
  December 31, 2019   -  -   40,945   40,945 
Exercise of options   5,361  -   -   5,361 
Value attributed to options exercised   2,613  (2,613)  -   - 
Value attributed to options expired   -  (133)  133   - 
Value attributed to DSUs redeemed   175  (175)  -   - 
Value attributed to RSUs exercised   253  (253)  -   - 
Stock-based compensation   -  2,987   -   2,987 
           
Balance, December 31, 2019  $ 174,789 $ 5,590  $ 26,123  $ 206,502 
           


Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)

   Three Months Ended  Years Ended
   December 31 December 31
    2019   2018   2019   2018 
          
Operating Activities         
  Net income  $ 12,077  $2,643  $ 40,945  $14,858 
  Depreciation and depletion   5,397   5,195   21,732   18,012 
  Stock-based compensation   346   349   2,987   2,614 
  Accretion of decommissioning provisions   71   99   372   412 
  Deferred income and mining tax expense   4,047   1,566   15,570   7,409 
  Interest on long-term debt and other   325   83   703   274 
  Write-down of mining equipment   247   -   247   290 
  Loss on disposal of equipment   52   24   52   24 
    22,562   9,959   82,608   43,893 
  Net changes in non-cash working capital   (5,271)  1,184   (7,851)  5,611 
  Mining tax paid   (1,470)  (2,511)  (3,680)  (3,204)
Net cash from operating activities   15,821   8,632   71,077   46,300 
          
Financing Activities         
  Exercise of options   1,716   515   5,361   1,514 
  Debt issue less of deferred cost   (656)  -   2,648   - 
  Repayment of lease liabilities   (901)  (1,086)  (5,030)  (3,632)
  Termination of lease arrangements   -   -   (3,952)  - 
  Interest paid   (312)  (83)  (676)  (274)
Net cash used in financing activities   (153)  (654)  (1,649)  (2,392)
          
Investing Activities         
  Additions to mining properties   (9,905)  (6,338)  (33,542)  (18,349)
  Additions to exploration properties   (8,312)  (5,699)  (25,220)  (21,495)
  Funds held against standby letter of credit   -   -   (657)  - 
  Net changes in non-cash working capital   (405)  723   (1,730)  1,222 
Net cash used in investing activities   (18,622)  (11,314)  (61,149)  (38,622)
          
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  (2,954)  (3,336)  8,279   5,286 
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of year   38,611   30,714   27,378   22,092 
Cash and cash equivalents - end of year  $ 35,657  $27,378  $ 35,657  $27,378 
          
Cash and cash equivalents consist of:         
  Cash  $ 35,657  $13,378  $ 35,657  $13,378 
  Term deposits   -   14,000   -   14,000 
   $ 35,657  $27,378  $ 35,657  $27,378 
          

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