HALIFAX, NS, Dec. 19, 2023 /CNW/ - GoGold Resources Inc. (TSX: GGD) (OTCQX: GLGDF) ("GoGold", "the Company") announces the financial results for the year ending September 30, 2023, with Parral generating $30 million (all amounts are in U.S. dollars) from the sale of 1.4 million silver equivalent ounces.

"As we look forwards towards 2024 and the opportunity for value creation for GoGold shareholders, it cannot be understated that the Company is well positioned with such a strong balance sheet, including $95 million USD and strong economics demonstrated from the preliminary economic assessments at Los Ricos North and South. At Los Ricos South, we've been working with our technical team and consultants to complete all engineering and technical work required to make a construction decision on the project in the upcoming year. As part of this work, we are in the process of completing a definitive feasibility study which we expect to release in the first six months of 2024, and advancing the mine permitting application process" said Brad Langille, President and CEO. "At Parral, we've completed construction of our SART Zinc circuit on time and on budget and are currently in the commissioning process. We expect to see the benefits of this project both in an increase in free cash flow and production from Parral in the upcoming year."

Highlights for the year ending September 30, 2023:

  • Cash of $95.3 million USD
  • Revenue of $30.3 million on the sale of 1.4 million silver equivalent ounces at a realized price per ounce of $22.07 per oz
  • Net loss of $7.9 million, after deduction of non-cash inventory valuation adjustment of $10.5 million and asset impairment charge of $3.0 million.
  • Production of 1,517,264 silver equivalent ounces, consisting of 706,891 silver ounces, 7,032 gold ounces, and 615 copper tonnes
  • Adjusted cash cost per silver equivalent ounce of $15.01
  • Adjusted all in sustaining cost per silver equivalent ounce of $20.78

During 2023, while the tests and construction of the SART Zinc circuit was underway, the Company completed a rehandling program at Parral which resulted in creating additional space on the heap leach pad which will defer capital expenditures on the project.  As a result, a negative inventory adjustment of $10.5 million was recorded in the year resulting in an increased operating and net loss. As a result of the rehandling project, production decreased during the year, and the decline in results constituted an indicator of impairment in the quarter ending September 30, 2023.  An impairment assessment was completed resulting in the recognition of a non-cash pre-tax impairment loss of $3.0 million. The operation of the SART Zinc circuit in 2024 should return Parral to normal profitable operations.

Following are tables showing summarized financial information and key performance indicators:

Summarized Consolidated Financial Information

Three months ended Sep 30

Year ended Sep 30

(in thousands USD, except per share amounts)






$      5,690

$      6,476

$    30,260

$   36,054

Cost of sales, including depreciation





Operating loss





Net (loss) income





Basic net (loss) income per share





Cash flow from operations





Key Performance Indicators1

Three months ended Sep 30

Year ended Sep 30

(in thousands USD, except per ounce amounts)





Total tonnes stacked





Silver equivalent ounces sold





Adjusted AISC per silver equivalent ounce2

$     27.28

$     19.30

$    20.78

$    18.36

Adjusted Cash cost per silver equivalent ounce2

$     19.72

$     13.54

$    15.01

$    13.35

Realized silver price

$     23.37

$     17.78

$    22.07

$    20.94

1Key performance indicators are unaudited non-GAAP measures, see reconciliation in MD&A.

2Gold and copper are converted using average market prices.

This news release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2023, notes to the financial statements, and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended September 30, 2023, which have been filed on SEDAR and are available on the Company's website. The Company's annual information form has also been filed and is available on SEDAR and the Company's website.

Technical information contained in this news release with respect to GoGold has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Bob Harris, P.Eng., who is a qualified person for the purposes of NI 43-101.

About GoGold Resources

GoGold Resources (TSX: GGD) is a Canadian-based silver and gold producer focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring high quality projects in Mexico. The Company operates the Parral Tailings mine in the state of Chihuahua and has the Los Ricos South and Los Ricos North exploration projects in the state of Jalisco. Headquartered in Halifax, NS, GoGold is building a portfolio of low cost, high margin projects. For more information visit gogoldresources.com.


The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy of any of GoGold's securities in the United States.

This news release may contain "forward-looking information" as defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Parral tailings project, the Los Ricos project, future operating margins, future production and processing, and future plans and objectives of GoGold, constitute forward looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information is based on a number of factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information but which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions in connection with the continuance of GoGold and its subsidiaries as a going concern, general economic and market conditions, mineral prices, the accuracy of mineral resource estimates, and the performance of the Parral project There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from GoGold's expectations include exploration and development risks associated with the GoGold's projects, the failure to establish estimated mineral resources or mineral reserves, volatility of commodity prices, variations of recovery rates, and global economic conditions. For additional information with respect to risk factors applicable to GoGold, reference should be made to GoGold's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with securities regulators, including, but not limited to, GoGold's Annual Information Form. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date of this release.

Cautionary non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures

Note that for purposes of this section, GAAP refers to IFRS. The Company believes that investors use certain non-GAAP and additional GAAP measures as indicators to assess mining companies. They are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared with GAAP. Non-GAAP and additional GAAP measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

Additional GAAP measures that are presented on the face of the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income include "Operating income (loss)". These measures are intended to provide an indication of the Company's mine and operating performance. Per ounce measures are calculated by dividing the relevant mining and processing costs and total costs by the tonnes of ore processed in the period. "Adjusted cash costs per ounce" and "Adjusted all-in sustaining costs per ounce" are used in this analysis and are non-GAAP terms typically used by mining companies to assess the level of gross margin available to the Company by subtracting these costs from the unit price realized during the period. These non-GAAP terms are also used to assess the ability of a mining company to generate cash flow from operations. There may be some variation in the method of computation of these metrics as determined by the Company compared with other mining companies. In this context, "Adjusted cash costs per ounce" reflects the cash operating costs allocated from in-process and dore inventory associated with ounces of silver and gold sold in the period. "Adjusted cash costs per ounce" may vary from one period to another due to operating efficiencies, grade of material processed and silver/gold recovery rates in the period. "Adjusted all-in sustaining costs per ounce" include total cash costs, exploration, corporate and administrative, share based compensation and sustaining capital costs. For a reconciliation of non-GAAP and GAAP measures, please refer to the Management Discussion and Analysis dated December 18, 2023 for the year ended September 30, 2023, as presented on SEDAR.

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