Galiano Gold ( GAU Quick Quote GAU - Free Report) reported earnings per share of 2 cents for third-quarter 202, faring better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 2 cents. The bottom line surged 100% year over year. Galiano generated revenues of $85.2 million in third-quarter 2021, down 15.4% year over year. The downside resulted from a 10% reduction in sales volume and a 6% fall in the average realized gold price. During the September-end quarter, Galiano recorded gold production of 49,543 ounces from its Asanko Gold Mine (AGM), up 1.2% year over year. During the quarter, the AGM processing plant achieved a milling throughput of 1.5 million tons at an average plant feed grade of 1.1g/t with metallurgical recovery of 90%. The company reported the total cash operating costs of $1,185 per ounce in the reported quarter, up 3%, year over year, due to lower gold sales volume during the quarter. Total all-in sustaining costs (AISC) of $1,598 per ounce came in at 7.4% higher than the prior-year quarter’s tally. During the July-September quarter, the total cost of sales was $72.3 million compared with the prior-year quarter’s $83.3 million. Income from mine operations in the reported quarter was $13 million, down 25% year over year. The operating margin was 14% compared with the year-ago quarter’s 18%. Adjusted EBITDA was $6.2 million during the September-end quarter compared with the prior-year quarter’s $6.5 million. Financial Position
Galiano’s cash and cash equivalents were $55.8 million at the end of the third quarter compared with $62 million recorded at the end of 2020. The company utilized $2.8 million cash in operating activities in the third quarter compared with the prior-year quarter’s $3 million.
Galiano’s mining operator AGM lowered the current-year gold production guidance to 215,000-220,000 ounces, from the prior guidance of 225,000-245,000 ounces. The downside was due to lower mined grades at Esaase and the resulting impact on plant recovery. Total All-in sustaining cost (AISC) is anticipated in the band of $1,350-$1,450 per ounce.
In the past year, Galiano’s shares have depreciated 28.5% compared with the
industry’s fall of 15%. Image Source: Zacks Investment Research Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Galiano currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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