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Pan American Silver announces unaudited net earnings of $101.8 million ($0.66 per share) in 2016 and increases the quarterly dividend

Dienstag, 14.02.2017 21:53 von

PR Newswire

All amounts are expressed in US$ unless otherwise indicated. Financial information is based on International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. Results are unaudited.

This news release refers to measures that are not generally accepted accounting principle ("Non-GAAP") financial measures, including cash costs per payable ounce of silver, all-in sustaining costs per silver ounce sold, and adjusted earnings (losses). Please refer to the section titled "Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures" contained in this news release for further information on these measures.

VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS; TSX: PAAS) ("Pan American", or the "Company") today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016 ("Q4 2016") and full year 2016.

"We achieved solid performance on all fronts in 2016, generating $215 million in net cash from operating activities and beating our original guidance for both costs and silver production," said Michael Steinmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We achieved major milestones at our La Colorada and Dolores mine expansions in Mexico. We expect both expansions will be completed by the end of this year, which contributes to an improving outlook for costs and production over the next three years."

Added Mr. Steinmann: "We entered 2017 in a very strong financial position, with cash and short-term investments of $218 million, despite funding the peak year of capital expenditures for our mine expansions and repaying short-term debt. Our strong financial position enables us to continue investing in our mines and suite of assets, while pursuing attractive growth opportunities."

Highlights for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2016:

  • Silver production in Q4 2016 was 6.31 million ounces compared with 6.79 million ounces in Q4 2015. The decrease primarily reflects anticipated production declines at Alamo Dorado and Manantial Espejo, partially offset by higher silver production at La Colorada and Morococha. For the twelve-month period, silver production totaled 25.42 million ounces in 2016 compared with 26.12 million ounces in the same period of 2015. The decrease in year-over-year production reflects Alamo Dorado and open-pit mining at Manantial Espejo nearing completion, and mine sequencing at Dolores.
  • Gold production was 43.9 thousand ounces in Q4 2016 compared with 48.2 thousand ounces in the same period of 2015. Production decreases at Manantial Espejo and Alamo Dorado more than offset the production increase at Dolores, as anticipated. For the twelve-month period, gold production was 183.9 thousand ounces in 2016 compared with 183.7 thousand ounces in 2015.
  • Consolidated cash costs per payable ounce of silver, net of by-product credits ("Cash Costs") of $6.66 in Q4 2016 declined from $9.09 recorded in Q4 2015. For the year-ended 2016, Cash Costs of $6.29 were down 35% compared with 2015. The reduction in Cash Costs reflects increased by-product credits and lower direct operating costs.
  • Consolidated All-In Sustaining Costs per Silver Ounce Sold ("AISCSOS") was $10.38 in Q4 2016 compared with $14.76 in Q4 2015. For the twelve-month period, AISCSOS was $10.17, down 32% compared with $14.92 in 2015. The decrease in year-over-year AISCSOS mainly reflects increased by-product credits, lower production costs, positive inventory valuation adjustments at Manantial Espejo and Dolores, and export incentives at Manantial Espejo.
  • Revenue was $190.6 million in Q4 2016 compared with $163.0 million in Q4 2015. Annual revenue was up 15% to $774.8 million in 2016 compared with 2015, largely a result of higher metal prices. Realized silver prices per ounce averaged $17.65 in Q4 2016 and $17.35 for the full year 2016 compared with $14.66 and $15.53 in the 2015 respective periods.
  • Net cash generated from operating activities was $45.7 million in Q4 2016, up 95% from Q4 2015. Full year 2016 net cash generated from operating activities of $214.8 million was more than double the $88.7 million recorded in 2015.
  • Net income increased to $22.3 million ($0.14 basic earnings per share) in Q4 2016 compared with a net loss of $137.0 million ($0.88 basic loss per share) in Q4 2015. For the full year, net income was $101.8 million ($0.66 basic earnings per share) in 2016 compared with a net loss of $231.6 million ($1.49 basic loss per share) in 2015. The increase in year-over-year net income reflects higher revenue, lower costs and gains associated with the sale of our interest in Shalipayco to Votorantim Metais - Cajamarquilla S.A. ("Votorantim") and the Maverix Metals Inc. ("Maverix") transaction, partially offset by higher income taxes. Net income in Q4 2015 and full year 2015 were also impacted by impairment charges of $121.5 million and $150.3 million, respectively.
  • Adjusted earnings were $27.5 million ($0.18 basic adjusted earnings per share) in Q4 2016 compared with an adjusted net loss of $12.7 million ($0.08 basic adjusted loss per share) in Q4 2015. Full year 2016 adjusted earnings were $95.2 million ($0.63 basic adjusted earnings per share) compared with an adjusted net loss of $41.3 million ($0.27 basic adjusted loss per share) in 2015. The most significant adjustments to earnings were the removal of the gains associated with the Votorantim and Maverix transactions in 2016 and removal of the impairment charges recorded in 2015.
  • Liquidity position. At December 31, 2016, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investment balances were $217.6 million and the working capital position was $428.6 million. Total debt outstanding was $43.3 million after repayment of $5.9 million in short-term debt in Q4 2016.
  • Capital expenditures totaled $198.4 million in 2016, with $119.0 million directed to expansion projects at the Dolores and La Colorada mines, and the remaining $79.4 million to sustaining capital.
  • A quarterly cash dividend of $0.025 per common share, approximately $3.8 million in aggregate cash dividends, has been approved by the Board of Directors. This is an increase from the quarterly dividend paid in 2016 of $0.0125 per common share. The dividend will be payable on or about Friday, March 10, 2017, to holders of record of Pan American's common shares as of the close on Monday, February 27, 2017. Pan American's dividends are designated as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). As is standard practice, the amounts and specific distribution dates of any future dividends will be evaluated and determined by the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis.
  • Maverix transaction. During Q4 2016, Pan American exercised share purchase warrants in Maverix at a cost of approximately $5.5 million, and received replacement warrants in connection with Maverix acquiring additional royalties from Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV. As at December 31, 2016, Pan American's ownership was approximately 39.8% of the total number of the issued and outstanding common shares of Maverix on a non-diluted basis (approximately 42.8% on a fully-diluted basis). The transaction resulted in recording a dilution gain of $8.5 million in Q4 2016, net of a share of loss from associate.

Consolidated Financial Results


Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,

(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. Dollars,

except as noted)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Revenue

190,596

162,960

774,775

674,688

Mine operating earnings (loss)

48,956

(7,771)

198,879

(32,089)

Net earnings (loss) for the period

22,284

(136,958)

101,825

(231,556)

Adjusted earnings (loss) for the period(1)

27,537

(12,685)

95,172

(41,261)

Net cash generated from operating activities

45,668

23,401

214,804

88,692

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold(1)

10.38

14.76

10.17

14.92

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to

common shareholders (basic)

0.14

(0.88)

0.66

(1.49)

Adjusted earnings (loss) per share attributable to

common shareholders (basic)(1)(2)

0.18

(0.08)

0.63

(0.27)

(1)

Adjusted earnings (loss) and all-in sustaining costs per silver ounce sold are non-GAAP measures. Please refer to the "Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures" section of this news release for further information on these measures.

(2)

The Company has begun including the impact of unrealized FX changes on deferred income tax balances as a new adjusting item. For comparative purposes, 2015 adjusted earnings have been recalculated in the table above. The effect of this new adjusting item on 2015 annual and Q4 adjusted earnings was an increase of $0.11 per share and $0.07 per share, respectively, from those originally reported.

 

Consolidated Operational Results


Three months ended December 31, 2016

Three months ended December 31, 2015


Production

Cash

Costs(1)

$

Production

Cash

Costs(1)

$


Ag

(Moz)

Au

(koz)

Ag

(Moz)

Au

(koz)

La Colorada

1.67

0.86

4.38

1.42

0.65

7.28

Dolores

0.90

28.83

(5.93)

0.95

18.21

11.64

Alamo Dorado

0.40

1.41

22.80

0.82

7.89

5.49

Huaron

0.94

0.20

4.54

0.99

0.24

11.35

Morococha

0.58

0.43

5.52

0.52

0.78

12.99

San Vicente

1.05

n/a

11.22

1.08

n/a

11.12

Manantial Espejo

0.78

12.21

14.61

1.01

20.46

6.48

TOTAL

6.31

43.94

6.66

6.79

48.22

9.09

 


Twelve months ended December 31, 2016

Twelve months ended December 31, 2015


Production

Cash

Costs(1)

$

Production

Cash

Costs(1)

$


Ag

(Moz)

Au

(koz)

Ag

(Moz)

Au

(koz)

La Colorada

5.80

2.93

6.15

5.33

2.63

7.41

Dolores

3.84

102.76

(1.08)

4.25

79.14

9.28

Alamo Dorado

1.86

8.38

16.02

2.97

20.34

11.41

Huaron

3.81

0.81

5.79

3.71

1.05

10.91

Morococha

2.54

2.14

4.21

2.17

3.22

13.03

San Vicente

4.43

n/a

11.95

4.12

n/a

11.57

Manantial Espejo

3.14

66.89

4.28

3.58

77.32

7.33

TOTAL

25.42

183.92

6.29

26.12

183.70

9.70

Totals may not add up due to rounding.

(1)

Cash costs are a non-GAAP measure. Please refer to the section titled "Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures" contained in this news release for further information on these measures.

 

By-Product Results

Production

Three months ended December 31,

Twelve months ended December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Gold - ounces '000s ("koz")

43.9

48.2

183.9

183.7

Zinc - tonnes '000s ("kt")

13.2

11.5

51.9

40.6

Lead - kt

5.5

4.1

20.2

14.6

Copper - kt

3.1

4.0

14.4

15.0

 


Average Market Metal Prices

Three months ended December 31,

Twelve months ended December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Gold $/ounce

1,222

1,106

1,251

1,160

Zinc $/tonne

2,517

1,613

2,095

1,928

Lead $/tonne

2,149

1,681

1,872

1,784

Copper $/tonne

5,277

4,892

4,860

5,495

 

Mexico mine expansions on track for completion in 2017

Pan American achieved significant progress in the expansion of its La Colorada and Dolores mines in Mexico during 2016. At the La Colorada mine, the new mine shaft and sulphide ore processing plant both began operating on schedule in Q3 2016. The new 115kV power line to La Colorada is targeted for completion in Q2 2017, and additional development headings in the underground mine are advancing to enable increased ore mining rates up to the designed 1,800 tonnes per day by the end of 2017. The La Colorada expansion project is expected to increase annual silver production to approximately 7.7 million ounces in 2018, while also resulting in significant increases in zinc and lead production.

At Dolores, construction of the pulp agglomeration plant is approximately 65% complete and development of the new underground mine is advancing towards delivering first ore by the end of 2017.  The Dolores expansion is expected to increase silver production by 40% and gold by 52% during the first 5 years of operation through a combination of greater throughput and higher recoveries, with associated operational efficiencies helping to reduce cash costs.

2017 Guidance and Three-year Outlook

There have been no revisions to the outlook Pan American provided for the years 2017 to 2019 (the "Three-year Outlook") in its press release dated January 12, 2017. The following table provides Pan American's Three-year Outlook:


2017 Guidance

2018 Outlook

2019 Outlook

Silver production (million ounces)

24.5 - 26.0

26.0 - 28.0

26.5 - 29.5

Gold production (thousand ounces)

155 - 165

170 - 185

175 - 200

Zinc production (thousand tonnes)

56.5 - 58.5

59.0 - 63.0

55.0 - 65.0

Lead production (thousand tonnes)

19.0 - 20.0

23.0 - 26.0

23.0 - 27.0

Copper production (thousand tonnes)

8.75 - 9.25

6.00 - 8.00

4.00 - 4.20

Cash Costs(1)($/ounce)

6.45 - 7.45

5.60 - 7.10

5.20 - 6.80

Sustaining capital ($ millions)

82 - 88

75 - 85

75 - 90

Project capital ($ millions)(2)

58 - 62

AISCSOS(1) ($/ounce)

11.50 - 12.90

10.00 - 12.20

9.30 - 11.60

(1)

Cash Costs and AISCSOS are non-GAAP measures. Please refer to the section titled "Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures" at the end of this news release for further information on these measures.

(2)

Project capital relates to the current mine expansions at La Colorada and Dolores; 2017 is expected to be the final year of project capital related to these expansions.

 

The following table provides the price and foreign exchange rate assumptions used to forecast total Cash Costs and AISCSOS in the Three-year Outlook:


2017, 2018 and 2019

Metal prices


Silver ($/ounce)

17.00

Gold ($/ounce)

1,200

Zinc ($/tonne)

2,500

Lead ($/tonne)

2,100

Copper ($/tonne)

5,400

Average annual exchange rates relative to 1 USD


Mexican peso

20.00

Peruvian sol

3.30

Argentine peso

17.05

Bolivian boliviano

7.00

 

Technical information contained in this news release with respect to Pan American has been reviewed and approved by Martin Wafforn, P.Eng., Senior Vice President, Technical Services & Process Optimization, who is the Company's Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101. For additional information about the Company's material mineral properties, please refer to the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 24, 2016, filed at www.sedar.com. For further technical information relating to the La Colorada and Dolores expansion projects, please refer to the National Instrument 43-101 technical reports entitled "Technical Report - Preliminary Economic Analysis for the Expansion of the La Colorada Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico," with an effective date of December 31, 2013, and "Technical Report for the Dolores Property, Chihuahua, Mexico - Preliminary Economic Assessment of a Pulp Agglomeration Treatment and Underground Option", with an effective date of May 31, 2014, both of which are filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The results of preliminary economic assessments are preliminary in nature, in that they include inferred mineral resources that are considered too geologically speculative to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the assessment will be realized. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves have no demonstrated economic viability.

Conference Call on Wednesday, February 15

Pan American will host a conference call to discuss the unaudited results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2016 on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). To participate, please dial toll-free in Canada and the U.S. at 1-800-319-4610 and International at 604-638-5340.

A live audio webcast will be available on the Company's website at www.panamericansilver.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available shortly after the call on the website.

 

About Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver Corp. is one of the largest primary silver producers in the world. We own and operate seven mines located in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Pan American also owns several development projects in the USA, Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Our vision is to be the world's pre-eminent silver producer, with a reputation for excellence in discovery, engineering, innovation and sustainable development. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. and our shares trade on NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker "PAAS".

For more information, visit: www.panamericansilver.com.

Alternative Performance (Non-GAAP) Measures

In this press release we refer to measures that are not generally accepted accounting principle ("non-GAAP") financial measures. These measures are widely used in the mining industry as a benchmark for performance, but do not have a standardized meaning as prescribed by IFRS as an indicator of performance, and may differ from methods used by other companies with similar descriptions. These non-GAAP financial measures include:

  • Cash costs per payable ounce of silver, net of by-product credits ("cash costs"). Cash costs does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS as an indicator of performance. The Company's method of calculating cash costs may differ from the methods used by other entities and, accordingly, the Company's cash costs may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities. Investors are cautioned that cash costs should not be construed as an alternative to production costs, depreciation and amortization, and royalties determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of performance.
  • Adjusted earnings (loss), and adjusted earnings (loss) per share. The Company believes that these measures better reflect normalized earnings as they eliminate items that may be volatile from period to period relating to positions that will settle in future periods, and items that are non-recurring.
  • All-in sustaining costs per silver ounce sold ("AISCSOS"). The Company has adopted AISCSOS as a measure of its consolidated operating performance and its ability to generate cash from all operations collectively, and the Company believes it is a more comprehensive measure of the cost of operating our consolidated business than traditional cash costs per payable ounce, as it includes the cost of replacing ounces through exploration, the cost of ongoing capital investments (sustaining capital), general and administrative expenses, as well as other items that affect the Company's consolidated earnings and cash flow.

Readers should refer to the "Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures" section following the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows in this press release for a more detailed discussion of these and other non-GAAP measures and their calculation.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

Certain of the statements and information in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information in this news release relate to, among other things: future financial or operational performance, including our estimated production of silver, gold and other metals in 2017 and beyond, and our estimated Cash Costs and AISCSOS in 2017 and beyond; the ability of the Company to successfully complete any capital investment programs and projects, including whether on time, or on or below budget, and the impacts of any such programs and projects on the Company, including with respect to production and associated operational efficiencies; the realization of benefits from any transactions and the financial and operational impacts of any such transactions on the Company; and the approval or the amount of any future cash dividends.

These forward-looking statements and information reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant operational, business, economic and regulatory uncertainties and contingencies. These assumptions include: tonnage of ore to be mined and processed; ore grades and recoveries; prices for silver, gold and base metals remaining as estimated; currency exchange rates remaining as estimated; capital, decommissioning and reclamation estimates; our mineral reserve and recourse estimates and the assumptions upon which they are based; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); no labour-related disruptions at any of our operations; no unplanned delays or interruptions in scheduled production; all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals for our operations are received in a timely manner; and our ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.

The Company cautions the reader that forward-looking statements and information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in silver, gold and base metal prices; fluctuations in prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian Dollar, Peruvian Sol, Mexican Peso, Argentine Peso and Bolivian Boliviano versus the U.S. Dollar); operational risks and hazards inherent with the business of mining (including environmental accidents and hazards, industrial accidents, equipment breakdown, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, cave-ins, flooding and severe weather); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations; relationships with, and claims by, local communities and indigenous populations; our ability to obtain all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in a timely manner; changes in laws, regulations and government practices in the jurisdictions where we operate, including environmental, export and import laws and regulations; legal restrictions relating to mining, including in Chubut, Argentina; risks relating to expropriation; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; increased competition in the mining industry for equipment and qualified personnel; and those factors identified under the caption "Risks Related to Pan American's Business" in the Company's most recent form 40-F and Annual Information Form filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities, respectively. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. Investors are cautioned against undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements and information are designed to help readers understand management's current views of our near and longer term prospects and may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not intend, nor does it assume any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, changes in assumptions, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Pan American Silver Corp.




Consolidated Statements of Financial Position




As at December 31, 2016 and 2015




(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)










December 31,
2016

December 31,
2015

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents


$

180,881

$

133,963

Short-term investments


36,729

92,678

Trade and other receivables


130,117

87,041

Income taxes receivable


17,460

27,373

Inventories


237,329

204,361

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


10,337

6,748



612,853

552,164

Non-current assets




Mineral properties, plant and equipment


1,222,727

1,145,221

Long-term refundable tax


7,664

8,994

Deferred tax assets


1,727

3,730

Investment in associates


49,734

1,450

Other assets


379

421

Goodwill


3,057

3,057

Total Assets


$

1,898,141

$

1,715,037





Liabilities




Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

143,502

$

112,829

Loans payable


19,578

Derivative financial instruments


2,815

2,835

Provisions


8,499

8,979

Current portion of finance lease


3,559

2,238

Income tax payable


25,911

13,481



184,286

159,940

Non-current liabilities




Provisions


51,444

45,892

Deferred tax liabilities


170,863

142,127

Long-term portion of finance lease


3,542

1,759

Long-term debt


36,200

36,200

Deferred revenue


11,561

Other long-term liabilities


27,408

30,503

Share purchase warrants


13,833

Total Liabilities


499,137

416,421





Equity




Capital and reserves




Issued capital


2,303,978

2,298,390

Share option reserve


22,946

22,829

Investment revaluation reserve


434

(458)

Deficit


(931,060)

(1,023,539)

Total Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company


1,396,298

1,297,222

Non-controlling interests


2,706

1,394

Total Equity


1,399,004

1,298,616

Total Liabilities and Equity


$

1,898,141

$

1,715,037

 

Pan American Silver Corp.




Consolidated Income Statements




(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for earnings per share)










Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,



2016

2015

2016

2015

Revenue


$

190,596

$

162,960

$

774,775

$

674,688

Cost of sales







Production costs


(110,466)

(127,873)

(428,333)

(532,031)


Depreciation and amortization


(23,032)

(36,917)

(115,955)

(150,845)


Royalties


(8,142)

(5,941)

(31,608)

(23,901)



(141,640)

(170,731)

(575,896)

(706,777)

Mine operating earnings (loss)


48,956

(7,771)

198,879

(32,089)







General and administrative


(5,592)

(5,890)

(23,663)

(18,027)

Exploration and project development


(3,068)

(2,320)

(11,334)

(11,940)

Foreign exchange losses


(4,441)

(3,971)

(9,054)

(13,004)

Impairment charge


(121,512)

(150,268)

Losses on commodity, diesel fuel swaps, and foreign currency contracts


(1,710)

(1,999)

(4,944)

(324)

Gain on sale of mineral properties, plant and equipment


157

38

25,100

372

Share of loss from associate and dilution gain


8,484

7,946

Other income (expense)


2,716

(442)

1,542

(4,762)

Earnings (loss) from operations


45,502

(143,867)

184,472

(230,042)







Gain on derivatives


4

278

Investment income


371

1,394

1,350

2,461

Interest and finance expense


(2,730)

(2,529)

(9,551)

(8,452)

Earnings (loss) before income taxes


43,143

(144,998)

176,271

(235,755)

Income taxes (expense) recovery


(20,859)

8,040

(74,446)

4,199

Net income (loss) for the period


$

22,284

$

(136,958)

$

101,825

$

(231,556)







Attributable to:







Equity holders of the Company


$

21,777

$

(132,909)

$

100,085

$

(226,650)


Non-controlling interests


507

(4,049)

1,740

(4,906)



$

22,284

$

(136,958)

$

101,825

$

(231,556)

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders






Basic earnings (loss) per share


$

0.14

$

(0.88)

$

0.66

$

(1.49)

Diluted earnings (loss) per share


$

0.14

$

(0.88)

$

0.66

$

(1.49)

Weighted average shares outstanding (in 000's) Basic


152,263

151,715

152,118

151,664

Weighted average shares outstanding (in 000's) Diluted


152,669

151,715

152,504

151,664

 


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings (Loss)




(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)










Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,



2016

2015

2016

2015

Net income (loss) for the period


$

22,284

$

(136,958)

$

101,825

$

(231,556)

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to net earnings:







Unrealized net (losses) gains on available for sale securities
(net of zero dollars tax in 2016 and 2015)


(2,151)

(256)

912

(1,459)


Reclassification adjustment for net (losses) gains on available for sale securities included
in earnings (net of zero dollars tax in 2016 and 2015)


(27)

359

(20)

1,486

Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period


$

20,106

$

(136,855)

$

102,717

$

(231,529)







Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:






Equity holders of the Company


$

19,599

$

(132,806)

$

100,977

$

(226,623)

Non-controlling interests


507

(4,049)

1,740

(4,906)

Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period


$

20,106

$

(136,855)

$

102,717

$

(231,529)

 

Pan American Silver Corp.




Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows




(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)










Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,



2016

2015

2016

2015

Cash flow from operating activities






Net earnings (loss) for the period


$

22,284

$

(136,958)

$

101,825

$

(231,556)







Current income tax expense


9,841

7,114

44,031

15,854

Deferred income tax expense (recovery)


11,018

(15,154)

30,415

(20,053)

Interest expense


891

1,166

2,115

3,640

Depreciation and amortization


23,032

36,917

115,955

150,845

Impairment charge


121,512

150,268

Accretion on closure and decommissioning provision


1,090

810

4,363

3,239

Unrealized losses (gains) on foreign exchange


4,139

(1,319)

5,759

860

Share-based compensation expense


586

226

3,826

2,569

Losses on commodity, diesel fuel swaps, and foreign currency contracts


1,710

1,999

4,944

324

Gain on derivatives


(4)

(278)

Losses from investment in associates and dilution gain


(8,484)

(7,946)

Gain on sale of mineral properties, plant and equipment


(157)

(38)

(25,100)

(372)

Net realizable value adjustment for inventories


(10,715)

5,028

(42,815)

10,861

Changes in non-cash operating working capital


2,283

6,064

(5,545)

19,840

Operating cash flows before interest and income taxes


57,518

27,363

231,827

106,041







Interest paid


(1,800)

(823)

(2,553)

(4,472)

Interest received


406

102

1,382

1,012

Income taxes paid


(10,456)

(3,241)

(15,852)

(13,889)

Net cash generated from operating activities


$

45,668

$

23,401

$

214,804

$

88,692







Cash flow from investing activities






Payments for mineral properties, plant and equipment


$

(56,477)

$

(53,705)

$

(202,661)

$

(146,735)

Net (payments) proceeds from sales of short term investments


(3,199)

18,248

56,870

91,296

Proceeds from sale of mineral properties, plant and equipment


738

103

16,319

647

Net (payments) proceeds from commodity, diesel fuel swaps, and foreign currency contracts


(2,145)

990

(4,965)

2,511

Other payments


(5,460)

(666)

(5,460)

(111)

Net cash used in investing activities


$

(66,543)

$

(35,030)

$

(139,897)

$

(52,392)







Cash flow from financing activities






Proceeds from issue of equity shares


$

96

$

$

2,399

$

Distributions to non-controlling interests


(107)

(16)

(428)

(545)

Dividends paid


(1,903)

(7,579)

(7,606)

(41,703)

Payment of Convertible Debenture


(36,235)

(36,235)

Proceeds from credit facility


36,200

36,200

(Payment of) proceeds from short term loans


(5,172)

(367)

(19,536)

1,978

Payment of equipment leases


(725)

(571)

(3,047)

(7,531)

Net cash used in financing activities


$

(7,811)

$

(8,568)

$

(28,218)

$

(47,836)

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


2

(1,139)

229

(694)

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(28,684)

(21,336)

46,918

(12,230)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period


209,565

155,299

133,963

146,193

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period


$

180,881

$

133,963

$

180,881

$

133,963

 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE (NON-GAAP) MEASURES

  • AISCSOS

We believe that AISCSOS reflects a comprehensive measure of the full cost of operating our consolidated business given it includes the cost of replacing ounces through exploration, the cost of ongoing capital investments (sustaining capital), general and administrative expenses, as well as other items that affect the Company's consolidated earnings and cash flow. To facilitate a better understanding of this measure as calculated by the Company, the following table provides the detailed reconciliation of this measure to the applicable cost items, as reported in the consolidated income statements for the respective periods:

All-In Sustaining Cost per Silver Ounce Sold




(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)










Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,

(In thousands of USD, except as noted)


2016

2015

2016

2015

Direct operating costs


$

120,491

$

122,845

$

472,801

$

521,169

Net realizable value ("NRV") inventory adjustments


(10,710)

5,028

(42,810)

10,861

Production costs(1)


$

109,781

$

127,873

$

429,991

$

532,031

Royalties


8,142

5,941

31,608

23,901

Smelting, refining and other direct selling charges(2)


20,656

24,995

80,319

90,858

Less by-product credits(2)


(109,571)

(92,138)

(424,442)

(377,954)

Cash cost of sales net of by-products (3)


$

29,009

$

66,671

$

117,476

$

268,835

Sustaining capital(4)


$

24,976

$

23,476

$

89,394

$

73,701

Exploration and project development


3,068

2,320

11,334

11,940

Reclamation cost accretion


1,090

810

4,363

3,239

General & administrative expense


5,592

5,890

23,663

18,027

All-in sustaining costs(3)

A

$

63,735

$

99,167

$

246,230

$

375,744

Payable ounces sold (in thousands)

B

6,138.2

6,719.5

24,199.5

25,179.8

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products

A/B

$

10.38

$

14.76

$

10.17

$

14.92

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products (excludes NRV) adjustments)


$

12.13

$

14.01

$

11.94

$

14.49

(1)

For the purposes of AISCSOS, Alamo Dorado production costs for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2016 have been decreased by $0.6 million and increased by $1.7 million, respectively, to exclude non-cash adjustments to the closure and decommissioning liabilities that are included in production costs as presented in the unaudited consolidated statements of income (loss).

(2)

Included in the revenue line of the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements included in this press release and are reflective of realized metal prices for the applicable periods.

(3)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

(4)

Please refer to the table below.

 

As part of the AISCSOS measure, sustaining capital is included while expansionary or acquisition capital (referred to by the Company as investment capital) is not. Inclusion of sustaining capital only is a better measure of capital costs associated with current ounces sold as opposed to investment capital, which is expected to increase future production. For the periods under review, the below noted items associated with the La Colorada expansion project, and Dolores' leach pad and other expansionary expenditures are considered investment capital projects.

Sustaining Capital



(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)






Reconciliation of payments for mineral property,
plant and equipment and sustaining capital

Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,

(in thousands of USD)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Payments for mineral properties, plant and equipment(1)

$

56,477

$

53,705

$

202,661

$

146,735

Add/(Subtract)





Advances received for leases

2,213

2,571

6,151

3,491

Non-Sustaining capital (Dolores, La Colorada projects, and other)

(33,714)

(32,800)

(119,418)

(76,524)

Sustaining Capital(2)

24,976

$

23,476

89,394

$

73,702

(1)

As presented on the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements included in this press release.

(2)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 

All-In Sustaining Cost per Silver Ounce Sold per mine
(Unaudited in thousands of U.S. dollars)


Three months ended December 31, 2016

(In thousands of USD, except as noted)

La Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

PASCORP

Consolidated

Direct operating costs

14,674

28,664

7,266

17,991

15,547

10,016

26,331

120,491

NRV inventory adjustments

(6,350)

2,224

(6,584)

(10,710)

Production costs

14,674

22,314

9,490

17,991

15,547

10,016

19,747

109,781

Royalties

135

1,604

33

5,598

772

8,142

Smelting, refining and other direct selling charges

3,712

23

125

7,735

5,643

4,634

(1,215)

20,656

Less by-product credits

(12,238)

(32,868)

(1,609)

(21,206)

(18,379)

(5,372)

(17,898)

(109,571)

Cash cost of sales net of by-products(1)

6,283

(8,927)

8,039

4,520

2,812

14,876

1,406

29,009

Sustaining capital

2,229

10,772

4,355

4,892

1,631

1,097

24,976

Exploration and project development

31

628

576

109

1,723

3,068

Reclamation cost accretion

72

179

104

126

86

54

433

37

1,090

General & administrative expense

5,592

5,592

All-in sustaining costs(1)

8,615

2,652

8,144

9,576

7,899

16,561

2,935

7,352

63,735

Payable ounces sold

1,561,267

895,000

286,303

758,626

525,771

1,332,270

779,002

6,138,240











All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products

$

5.52

$

2.96

$

28.44

$

12.62

$

15.02

$

12.43

$

3.77

$

$

10.38

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products (excludes NRV adjustments)

$

5.52

$

10.06

$

20.68

$

12.62

$

15.02

$

12.43

$

12.22

$

$

12.13

(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Twelve months ended December 31, 2016

(In thousands of USD, except as noted)

La Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

PASCORP

Consolidated

Direct operating costs

50,879

121,162

40,172

67,911

58,868

34,959

98,851

472,801

NRV inventory adjustments


(22,434)

1,173




(21,549)

(42,810)

Production costs

50,879

98,728

41,345

67,911

58,868

34,959

77,302

429,991

Royalties

401

6,224

235

20,929

3,818

31,608

Smelting, refining and other direct selling charges

13,554

107

376

32,443

25,702

15,697

(7,562)

80,319

Less by-product credits

(34,737)

(123,811)

(13,156)

(77,754)

(74,754)

(15,774)

(84,456)

(424,442)

Cash cost of sales net of by-products(1)

30,098

(18,751)

28,800

22,600

9,817

55,811

(10,898)

117,476

Sustaining capital

10,545

48,079

11,994

10,945

4,963

2,868

89,394

Exploration and project development

186

1,792

837

1,053

7,465

11,334

Reclamation cost accretion

287

714

416

505

345

218

1,731

148

4,363

General & administrative expense

23,663

23,663

All-in sustaining costs(1)

41,116

31,834

29,216

35,935

22,159

60,991

(6,299)

31,276

246,229

Payable ounces sold

5,486,434

3,839,000

1,966,899

3,233,249

2,377,241

4,264,089

3,032,604

24,199,515











All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products

$

7.49

$

8.29

$

14.85

$

11.11

$

9.32

$

14.30

$

(2.08)

$

$

10.17

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products (excludes NRV adjustments)

$

7.49

$

14.14

$

14.26

$

11.11

$

9.32

$

14.30

$

5.03

$

$

11.94

(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Three months ended December 31, 2015

(In thousands of USD, except as noted)

La Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

PASCORP

Consolidated

Direct operating costs

11,454

29,065

14,034

16,999

14,707

11,747

24,837

122,845

NRV inventory adjustments

3,132

684

1,212

5,028

Production costs

11,454

32,198

14,718

16,999

14,707

11,747

26,049

127,873

Royalties

73

1,225

97

3,542

1,004

5,941

Smelting, refining and transportation charges

3,009

31

252

7,451

7,711

4,615

1,926

24,995

Less by-product credits

(5,415)

(21,110)

(9,369)

(14,752)

(15,587)

(5,031)

(20,874)

(92,138)

Cash cost of sales net of by-products (1)

9,121

12,344

5,698

9,698

6,831

14,873

8,105

66,671

Sustaining capital

2,965

10,064

4,599

2,516

996

2,337

23,476

Exploration and project development

172

86

53

722

1,287

2,320

Reclamation cost accretion

59

90

58

150

96

56

274

26

810

General & administrative expense

5,890

5,890

All-in sustaining costs(1)

12,317

22,585

5,756

14,500

10,165

15,925

10,716

7,202

99,167

Payable ounces sold

1,262,660

1,048,000

726,214

773,799

483,481

1,447,582

977,754

6,719,489











All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products

$

9.75

$

21.55

$

7.93

$

18.74

$

21.02

$

11.00

$

10.96

$

$

14.76

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products (excludes NRV adjustments)

$

9.75

$

18.56

$

6.98

$

18.74

$

21.02

$

11.00

$

9.72

$

$

14.01

(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Twelve months ended December 31, 2015

(In thousands of USD, except as noted)

La Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

PASCORP

Consolidated

Direct operating costs

48,842

132,343

60,159

66,878

66,096

32,211

114,640

521,169

NRV inventory adjustments

(11,417)

(522)

22,800

10,861

Production costs

48,842

120,926

59,637

66,878

66,096

32,211

137,440

532,031

Royalties

385

5,289

344

14,051

3,832

23,901

Smelting, refining and transportation charges

11,877

132

682

26,986

31,424

11,147

8,609

90,858

Less by-product credits

(22,585)

(96,066)

(23,446)

(58,027)

(68,480)

(13,047)

(96,302)

(377,954)

Cash cost of sales net of by-products (1)

38,519

30,281

37,217

35,837

29,041

44,362

53,579

268,836

Sustaining capital

9,869

25,162

13,610

7,713

3,286

14,061

73,701

Exploration and project development

254

544

765

1,202

9,175

11,940

Reclamation cost accretion

237

362

232

600

384

226

1,096

103

3,239

General & administrative expense

18,027

18,027

All-in sustaining costs(1)

48,879

56,348

37,450

50,813

38,339

47,873

68,736

27,305

375,744

Payable ounces sold

5,108,985

4,448,000

2,944,491

3,009,185

1,995,307

4,019,265

3,654,556

25,179,788











All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products

$

9.57

$

12.67

$

12.72

$

16.89

$

19.21

$

11.91

$

18.81

$

$

14.92

All-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold, net of by-products (excludes NRV adjustments)

$

9.57

$

15.24

$

12.90

$

16.89

$

19.21

$

11.91

$

12.57

$

$

14.49

(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 

  • Cash Costs per Ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits

Pan American produces by-product metals incidentally to our silver mining activities. We have adopted the practice of calculating the net cost of producing an ounce of silver, our primary payable metal, after deducting revenues gained from incidental by-product production, as a performance measure. This performance measurement has been commonly used in the mining industry for many years and was developed as a relatively simple way of comparing the net production costs of the primary metal for a specific period against the prevailing market price of that metal.

Cash costs per ounce metrics, net of by-product credits, were utilized extensively in our internal decision making processes. We believe they are useful to investors as these metrics facilitate comparison, on a mine by mine basis, notwithstanding the unique mix of incidental by-product production at each mine, of our operations' relative performance on a period by period basis, and against the operations of our peers in the silver industry on a consistent basis. Cash costs per ounce is conceptually understood and widely reported in the silver mining industry. However, cash cost per ounce does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and the Company's method of calculating cash costs may differ from the methods used by other entities.

To facilitate a better understanding of these measures as calculated by the Company, the following table provides the detailed reconciliation of these measures to the production costs, as reported in the unaudited consolidated income statements for the respective periods:





Total Cash Costs per ounce of Payable Silver, net of
by-product credits


Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


(in thousands of U.S. dollars except as noted)


2016

2015

2016

2015

Production costs


110,466

$

127,873

$

428,333

$

532,031

Add/(Subtract)






Royalties


8,142

5,941

31,608

23,901

Smelting, refining, and transportation charges


22,204

24,319

91,371

94,804

Worker's participation and voluntary (payments) recoveries


(876)

62

(3,397)

(147)

Change in inventories


(3,473)

(3,115)

(11,937)

(19,114)

Other


363

882

(5,655)

(6,537)

Non-controlling interests (1)


(811)

(1,072)

(3,358)

(4,331)

Metal inventories recovery (write-down)


10,710

(5,028)

42,810

(10,861)

Cash Operating Costs before by-product credits(2)


146,725

149,860

569,775

609,746


Less gold credit


(52,888)

(52,562)

(227,196)

(208,800)


Less zinc credit


(28,486)

(15,855)

(93,428)

(66,831)


Less lead credit


(11,226)

(6,477)

(35,890)

(24,488)


Less copper credit


(14,667)

(17,030)

(63,404)

(71,635)

Cash Operating Costs net of by-product credits (2)

A

39,457

57,936

149,857

237,992

Payable Silver Production (koz)

B

5,924.8

6,370.8

23,817.9

24,530.8

Cash Costs per ounce net of by-product credits

(A*$1000)
/B

$

6.66

$

9.09

$

6.29

$

9.70



(1)

Figures presented in the reconciliation table above are on a 100% basis as presented in the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements with an adjustment line item to account for the portion of the Morococha and San Vicente mines owned by non-controlling interests, an expense item not included in operating cash costs. The associated tables below are for the Company's share of ownership only.

(2)

Figures in this table and in the associated tables below may not add due to rounding.

 


Three months ended December 31, 2016 (1)
(in thousands of USD except as noted)



La
Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

Consolidated
Total

Cash Costs before by-product credits

A

$

19,118

29,875

10,704

$

25,766

$

19,496

$

14,034

26,259

145,251


Less gold credit

b1

$

(841)

$

(35,183)

$

(1,690)

$

$

(165)

$

(86)

$

(14,905)

$

(52,870)


Less zinc credit

b2

(7,801)

(11,056)

(7,361)

(1,568)

(27,787)


Less lead credit

b3

(3,513)

(6,005)

(1,444)

(136)

(11,098)


Less copper credit

b4

31

(5,122)

(7,849)

(1,095)

(14,035)

Sub-total by-product credits

B=( b1+ b2+ b3+ b4)

$

(12,155)

$

(35,183)

$

(1,659)

$

(22,183)

$

(16,819)

$

(2,885)

$

(14,905)

$

(105,790)

Cash Costs net of by-product credits

C=(A+B)

$

6,962

$

(5,308)

$

9,046

$

3,583

$

2,676

$

11,149

$

11,354

$

39,462











Payable ounces of silver (thousand)

D

1,588

895

397

789

485

994

777

5,925











Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

C/D

$

4.38

$

(5.93)

$

22.80

$

4.54

$

5.52

$

11.22

$

14.61

$

6.66



(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Twelve months ended December 31, 2016 (1)
(in thousands of USD except as noted)



La
Colorada

Dolores

Alamo Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial Espejo

Consolidated
Total

Cash Costs before by-product credits

A

$

68,057

$

124,570

$

39,891

$

96,284

$

75,586

$

61,779

$

97,388

$

563,555


Less gold credit

b1

$

(2,929)

$

(128,696)

$

(10,251)

$

(2)

$

(897)

$

(335)

$

(83,992)

$

(227,103)


Less zinc credit

b2

(20,636)

(34,638)

(26,841)

(8,611)

(90,726)


Less lead credit

b3

(10,487)

(18,967)

(5,166)

(795)

(35,415)


Less copper credit

b4

(100)

(24,113)

(33,701)

(2,534)

(60,448)

Sub-total by-product credits

B=( b1+ b2+ b3+ b4)

$

(34,052)

$

(128,696)

$

(10,351)

$

(77,720)

$

(66,605)

$

(12,275)

$

(83,992)

$

(413,692)

Cash Costs net of by-product credits

C=(A+B)

$

34,004

$

(4,126)

$

29,539

$

18,565

$

8,981

$

49,504

$

13,396

$

149,862











Payable ounces of silver (thousand)

D

5,531

3,831

1,844

3,208

2,132

4,143

3,130

23,818











Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

C/D

$

6.15

$

(1.08)

$

16.02

$

5.79

$

4.21

$11.95

$

4.28

$

6.29



(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Three months ended December 31, 2015 (1)
(in thousands of USD except as noted)



La
Colorada

Dolores

Alamo
Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial
Espejo

Consolidated
Total

Cash Costs before by-product credits

A

$

15,861

$

31,089

$

13,353

$

23,380

$

21,143

$

14,376

$

29,203

148, 405

Less gold credit

b1

$

(595)

$

(20,095)

$

(8,726)

$

(24)

$

(330)

$

(63)

$

(22,699)

$

(52,531)

Less zinc credit

b2

(3,420)

(5,299)

(3,664)

(3,006)

(15,390)

Less lead credit

b3

(1,956)

(3,107)

(1,040)

(274)

(6,376)

Less copper credit

b4

(181)

(5,750)

(10,241)

(16,172)

Sub-total by-product credits

B=( b1+ b2+ b3+ b4)

$

(5,971)

$

(20,095)

$

(8,907)

$

(14,179)

$

(15,275)

$

(3,343)

$

(22,699)

$

(90,469)

Cash Costs net of by-product credits

C=(A+B)

$

9,890

$

10,995

$

4,446

$

9,200

$

5,868

$

11,033

$

6,505

$

57,936











Payable ounces of silver (thousand)

D

1,359

945

810

810

452

992

1,003

6,371











Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

C/D

$

7.28

$

11.64

$

5.49

$

11.35

$

12.99

$

11.12

$

6.48

$

9.09



(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 


Twelve months ended December 31, 2015 (1)
(in thousands of USD except as noted)



La
Colorada

Dolores

Alamo Dorado

Huaron

Morococha

San
Vicente

Manantial Espejo

Consolidated
Total

Cash Costs before by-product credits

A

$

61,748

$

130,918

$

57,178

$

93,503

$

88,542

$

56,262

$

115,548

$

603,698


Less gold credit

b1

$

(2,586)

$

(91,551)

$

(23,187)

$

(174)

$

(1,594)

$

(241)

$

(89,320)

$

(208,654)


Less zinc credit

b2

(14,429)

(21,416)

(17,973)

(10,932)

(64,750)


Less lead credit

b3

(7,049)

(11,586)

(4,261)

(1,173)

(24,069)


Less copper credit

b4

(439)

(27,189)

(40,606)

(68,233)

Sub-total by-product credits

B=( b1+ b2+ b3+ b4)

$

(24,064)

$

(91,551)

$

(23,625)

$

(60,365)

$

(64,434)

$

(12,346)

$

(89,320)

$

(365,706)

Cash Costs net of by-product credits

C=(A+B)

$

37,683

$

39,367

$

33,553

$

33,137

$

24,107

$

43,916

$

26,228

$

237,992











Payable ounces of silver (thousand)

D

5,089

4,242

2,941

3,037

1,851

3,796

3,576

24,531











Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

C/D

$

7.41

$

9.28

$

11.41

$

10.91

$

13.03

$11.57

$

7.33

$

9.70



(1)

Totals may not add due to rounding.

 

  • Adjusted Earnings and Basic Adjusted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted earnings is a non-GAAP measure that the Company considers to better reflect normalized earnings as it eliminates items that may be volatile from period to period, relating to positions which will settle in future periods, and items that are non-recurring. Certain items that become applicable in a period may be adjusted for, with the Company retroactively presenting comparable periods with an adjustment for such items and conversely, items no longer applicable may be removed from the calculation. The Company adjusts certain items in the periods that they occurred but does not reverse or otherwise unwind the effect of such items in future periods.

The following table shows a reconciliation of adjusted loss and earnings for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, to the net (loss) earnings for each period:

Adjusted Earnings (Loss) Reconciliation







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015(1)

2016

2015(1)

Net earnings (loss) for the period

$

22,284

$

(136,958)

$

101,825

$

(231,556)

Adjust derivative gain

(4)

(278)

Adjust impairment of mineral properties

121,512

150,268

Adjust write-down of other assets

2,678

22,812

Adjust unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains)

4,139

(1,319)

5,759

860

Adjust net realizable value of heap inventory

6,619

6,366

(872)

6,401

Adjust unrealized  loss on commodity contracts

(435)

2,989

(21)

2,835

Adjust share of loss from associate and dilution gain

(8,484)

(7,946)

Adjust gain on sale of assets

(157)

(38)

(25,100)

(372)

Adjust for effect of taxes

(2,486)

(10,131)

7,204

(5,172)

Adjust for effect of foreign exchange on taxes on above amounts (1)

6,057

2,220

14,323

12,941

Adjusted loss for the period

$

27,537

$

(12,685)

$

95,172

$

(41,261)

Weighted average shares for the period

152,263

151,715

152,118

151,664

Adjusted loss per share for the period

$

0.18

$

(0.08)

$

0.63

$

(0.27)

(1)

The impact of unrealized FX  changes on deferred income tax balances has been added as a new adjusting item, for comparative purposes 2015 adjusted earning have been recalculated,  and are thus different from those originally reported.  The effect of this new adjusting item on 2015 annual and fourth quarter adjusted earnings was an increase of $0.11 per share and $0.07 per share, respectively, from those originally reported. 

 


Mine Operating Highlights

La Colorada mine







Three months ended
December 31

Twelve months ended
December 31


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled - kt

154.6

122.7

528.8

485.4

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

370

401

377

379

Average zinc grade - %

2.79

2.44

2.63

2.20

Average lead grade - %

1.31

1.16

1.31

1.01

Average silver recovery - %

90.5

90.0

90.3

90.1

Average zinc recovery - %

84.5

83.9

82.2

83.6

Average lead recovery - %

86.7

87.6

86.5

86.8

Production:






Silver – koz

1,665

1,423

5,795

5,327


Gold – koz

0.86

0.65

2.93

2.63


Zinc – kt

3.64

2.51

11.40

8.91


Lead – kt

1.76

1.25

6.00

4.26






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

4.38

$

7.28

$

6.15

$

7.41






AISCSOS

$

5.52

$

9.75

$

7.49

$

9.57






Payable silver sold - koz

1,561

1,263

5,486

5,109






Sustaining capital -  ('000s)

$

2,229

$

2,965

$

10,545

$

9,869

 

Dolores mine







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes placed - kt

1,650.5

1,501.3

6,306.5

6,108.9

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

43

36

37

44

Average gold grade – grams per tonne

0.79

0.52

0.75

0.57

Average silver produced to placed ratio - %

39.2

54.2

50.8

49.7

Average gold produced to placed ratio - %

69.1

72.7

67.7

70.9

Production:






Silver – koz

897

947

3,838

4,250


Gold – koz

28.83

18.21

102.76

79.14






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

(5.93)

$

11.64

$

(1.08)

$

9.28






AISCSOS

$

2.96

$

21.55

$

8.29

$

12.67






Payable silver sold - koz

895

1,048

3,839

4,448






Sustaining capital -  ('000s)

$

10,772

$

10,064

$

48,079

$

25,162

 

Alamo Dorado mine







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled - kt

448.6

455.3

1,833.1

1,798.6

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

40

64

45

62

Average gold grade – grams per tonne

0.14

0.56

0.18

0.39

Average silver recovery - %

65.2

86.0

68.8

82.9

Production:






Silver – koz

401

818

1,864

2,970


Gold – koz

1.41

7.89

8.38

20.34


Copper – tonnes

40

30

100






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

22.80

$

5.49

$

16.02

$

11.41






AISCSOS

$

28.44

$

7.93

$

14.85

$

12.72






Payable silver sold - koz

286

726

1,967

2,944






Sustaining capital -  ('000s)

$

$

$

$

 

Huaron mine







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled - kt

229.9

233.0

904.4

894.5

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

149

161

157

157

Average zinc grade - %

3.12

2.63

3.01

2.41

Average lead grade - %

1.59

1.16

1.51

1.08

Average copper grade - %

0.78

0.94

0.90

0.97

Average silver recovery - %

85.3

82.6

84.1

83.2

Average zinc recovery - %

74.6

65.5

74.3

63.8

Average lead recovery - %

81.4

72.8

79.4

73.1

Average copper recovery - %

72.1

76.9

75.5

78.5

Production:






Silver – koz

935

987

3,812

3,705


Gold – koz

0.20

0.24

0.81

1.05


Zinc – kt

5.31

3.98

19.94

13.55


Lead – kt

2.97

1.96

10.72

6.92


Copper – kt

1.27

1.67

6.07

6.70






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

4.54

$

11.35

$

5.79

$

10.91






AISCSOS

$

12.62

$

18.74

$

11.11

$

16.89






Payable silver sold – koz

759

774

3,233

3,009






Sustaining capital - ('000s)

$

4,355

$

4,599

$

11,994

$

13,610

 

Morococha mine (reflects Pan American's 92.3% interest)







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled – kt

164.2

165.6

672.8

637.2

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

126

117

135

124

Average zinc grade  - %

2.81

2.83

3.15

2.83

Average lead grade  - %

0.71

0.70

0.75

0.71

Average copper grade  - %

1.23

1.61

1.44

1.52

Average silver recovery - %

88.6

84.7

88.4

85.2

Average zinc recovery - %

76.2

60.2

73.2

64.1

Average lead recovery - %

62.9

58.1

60.0

59.0

Average copper recovery - %

82.6

86.3

82.6

85.8

Production:






Silver – koz

578

524

2,541

2,165


Gold – koz

0.43

0.78

2.14

3.22


Zinc – kt

3.48

2.76

15.46

11.37


Lead – kt

0.72

0.66

2.94

2.56


Copper – kt

1.60

2.29

7.74

8.16






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

5.52

$

12.99

$

4.21

$

13.03






AISCSOS

$

15.02

$

21.02

$

9.32

$

19.21






Payable silver sold (100%) - koz

526

483

2,377

1,995






Sustaining capital (100%) -  ('000s)

$

4,892

$

2,516

$

10,945

$

7,713

 

San Vicente mine (reflects Pan American's 95% interest)







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled – kt

81.5

86.0

338.9

330.8

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

431

428

443

422

Average zinc grade - %

1.41

3.30

2.05

2.65

Average silver recovery - %

93.9

91.2

93.2

92.6

Average zinc recovery - %

64.3

77.8

73.0

77.6

Production:






Silver – koz

1,050

1,081

4,433

4,118


Zinc – kt

0.75

2.22

5.08

6.82


Lead - kt

0.09

0.22

0.59

0.84


Copper – kt

0.23

0.55






Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

11.22

$

11.12

$

11.95

$

11.57






AISCSOS

$

12.43

$

11.00

$

14.30

$

11.91






Payable silver sold (100%) - koz

1,332

1,448

4,264

4,019






Sustaining capital (100%) -  ('000s)

$

1,631

$

996

$

4,963

$

3,286

 

Manantial Espejo mine







Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,


2016

2015

2016

2015

Tonnes milled - kt

205.0

207.7

753.6

774.9

Average silver grade – grams per tonne

130

164

143

158

Average gold grade – grams per tonne

2.00

3.19

2.94

3.28

Average silver recovery - %

91.1

91.7

90.2

91.6

Average gold recovery - %

92.8

94.6

93.8

95.1

Production:





Silver – koz

779

1,005

3,136

3,583

Gold – koz

12.21

20.46

66.89

77.32

Cash cost per ounce net of by-products

$

14.61

$

6.48

$

4.28

$

7.33

AISCSOS

$

3.77

$

10.96

$

(2.08)

$

18.81

Payable silver sold - koz

779

978

3,033

3,655

Sustaining capital -  ('000s)

$

1,097

$

2,337

$

2,868

$

14,061

 

SOURCE Pan American Silver Corp.