CST: 27/09/2016 15:40:01   

Altius Minerals Corporation Reports Quarterly Attributable Revenue of $7,301,000 and Adjusted EBITDA of $6,273,000

195 Days ago

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2016) - Altius Minerals Corporation ("Altius" or the "Corporation") (TSX:ALS) reports attributable revenue (1) of $7,301,000 and adjusted EBITDA (2) of $6,273,000, or $0.16 per share, for the quarter ended January 31, 2016. This compares to attributable revenue of $7,583,000 and adjusted EBITDA of $5,200,000, or $0.16 per share, for the corresponding period last year.

A net loss of $16,794,000, or ($0.42) per share was recorded during the quarter resulting largely from non-cash asset impairments of $17,773,000. This compares to a net loss of $5,701,000 and ($0.18) per share, in the prior year corresponding quarter.

For the nine months ended January 31, 2016, the Corporation has attributable revenue of $25,620,000, adjusted EBITDA of $20,143,000, or $0.51 per share, and a net loss of $18,476,000, or ($0.46) per share. In the corresponding period in the prior year, the Corporation had attributable revenue of $21,827,000, adjusted EBITDA of $17,954,000, or $0.56 per share and a net loss of $39,150,000.

A summary of the financial results is included in the following table.

For the 3 months ended
January 31,
For the 9 months ended
January 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
$ $ $ $
Royalty revenue
777 1,642,000 - 6,534,000 -
Coal 3,212,000 4,462,000 11,284,000 13,978,000
Potash 1,298,000 1,590,000 4,058,000 4,008,000
Voisey's Bay 381,000 500,000 1,430,000 1,762,000
CDP 435,000 618,000 1,297,000 1,477,000
Interest and investment 332,000 67,000 1,014,000 216,000
Other 1,000 346,000 3,000 386,000
Attributable revenue (1) 7,301,000 7,583,000 25,620,000 21,827,000
Adjusted EBITDA (2) 6,273,000 5,200,000 20,143,000 17,954,000
Net loss attributable to common shareholders (16,794,000 ) (5,701,000 ) (18,476,000 ) (39,150,000 )
Net loss per share
basic and diluted (0.42 ) (0.18 ) (0.46 ) (1.22 )
Total assets 422,252,000 424,571,000 422,252,000 424,571,000
Total liabilities 93,482,000 155,017,000 93,482,000 155,017,000
Cash dividends declared & paid to shareholders 1,198,000 Nil 3,594,000 Nil

Additional information on the Corporation's results of operations is included in the Corporation's MD&A, and Financial Statements, which were filed on SEDAR today and are also available on the Corporation's website at www.altiusminerals.com.

Non-IFRS Measures

Attributable revenue and adjusted EBITDA is intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Other companies may calculate these measures differently. For a reconciliation of these measures to various IFRS measures, please see below.

  1. Attributable revenue is defined by the Corporation as total revenue from the consolidated financial statements and the Corporation's proportionate share of gross revenue in the joint ventures. The Corporation's key decision makers use attributable royalty revenue and related attributable royalty expenses as a basis to evaluate the business performance. The attributable royalty revenue amounts, together with as amortization of royalty interests, general and administrative costs and mining tax, are not reported gross in the consolidated statement of earnings (loss) since the royalty revenues are being generated in a joint venture and IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements requires net reporting as an equity pick up. The reconciliation to IFRS reports the elimination of the attributable revenues and reconciles to the revenues recognized in the consolidated statements of earnings (loss).
  1. Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Corporation as net earnings (loss) before taxes, amortization, interest, non-recurring items, non-cash amounts such as impairments, losses and gains, and share based compensation. The Corporation also adjusts earnings in joint ventures to reflect EBITDA on those assets which exclude amortization of royalty interests as well as adjusting for any one time items. Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of the performance of our business, especially for demonstrating the impact that EBITDA in joint ventures have on the overall business. Adjusted EBITDA identifies the cash generated in a given period that will be available to fund the Corporation's future operations, growth opportunities, shareholder dividends and to service debt obligations.

Reconciliations to IFRS measures

Attributable revenue

For the 3 months ended
January 31,
For the 9 months ended
January 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
$ $ $ $
Royalty revenue
777 1,642,000 - 6,534,000 -
Coal 3,212,000 4,462,000 11,284,000 13,978,000
Potash 1,298,000 1,590,000 4,058,000 4,008,000
Voisey's Bay 381,000 500,000 1,430,000 1,762,000
CDP 435,000 618,000 1,297,000 1,477,000
Interest and investment 332,000 67,000 1,014,000 216,000
Other 1,000 346,000 3,000 386,000
Attributable revenue (1) 7,301,000 7,583,000 25,620,000 21,827,000
Adjust: joint venture revenue (4,891,000 ) (6,552,000 ) (16,772,000 ) (19,748,000 )
IFRS revenue per consolidated financial statements 2,410,000 1,031,000 8,848,000 2,079,000
Adjusted EBITDA For the 3 months ended
January 31,
For the 9 months ended
January 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
$ $ $ $
(Loss) earnings before income taxes (17,644,000 ) (6,120,000 ) (18,330,000 ) (42,818,000 )
Addback (deduct):
Amortization 2,494,000 40,000 6,068,000 127,000
Exploration and evaluation assets abandoned or impaired 2,000 244,000 661,000 336,000
Share based compensation (share settled) 228,000 - 393,000 -
Interest on long-term debt 1,328,000 2,378,000 4,180,000 7,687,000
Loss (gain) on disposal of investments & impairment recognition 5,763,000 (208,000) 5,219,000 1,305,000
Unrealized (gain) loss on fair value adjustment of derivatives (129,000 ) 574,000 (348,000 ) 2,975,000
Dilution (gain) on issuance of shares by associates - (89,000 ) - (163,000 )
Share of loss and impairment in associates 3,780,000 6,215,000 7,067,000 42,299,000
Earnings from joint ventures 5,785,000 (4,253,000 ) (1,119,000 ) (12,631,000 )
Callinan related costs - - 210,000 -
LNRLP EBITDA 265,000 359,000 1,086,000 1,369,000
Prairie Royalties EBITDA 4,401,000 6,060,000 15,056,000 17,468,000
Adjusted EBITDA 6,273,000 5,200,000 20,143,000 17,954,000
LNRLP EBITDA
Revenue 381,000 500,000 1,430,000 1,762,000
Less: mining taxes (116,000 ) (100,000 ) (344,000 ) (352,000 )
Less: administrative charges - (41,000 ) - (41,000 )
LNRLP Adjusted EBITDA 265,000 359,000 1,086,000 1,369,000
Prairie Royalties EBITDA
Revenue 4,511,000 6,260,000 15,342,000 17,986,000
Operating expenses (110,000 ) (200,000 ) (286,000 ) (518,000 )
Prairie Royalties Adjusted EBITDA 4,401,000 6,060,000 15,056,000 17,468,000

About Altius

Altius is a diversified mining royalty company with royalty interests in 13 producing mines located in Canada. The royalty interests include mining operations that produce nickel, copper, zinc, cobalt, gold, silver, potash, thermal (electrical) and metallurgical coal. Altius holds other significant pre-development stage royalties and its project generation pipeline contains a diversified portfolio of exploration stage projects and royalties, many of which are being advanced through various partner-funding arrangements.

Altius has 39,832,102 shares issued and outstanding that are listed on Canada's Toronto Stock Exchange. It is a member of both the S&P/TSX Small Cap and S&P/TSX Global Mining Indices.

Altius Minerals Corporation
Ben Lewis
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Altius Minerals Corporation
Chad Wells
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709.576.3441
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www.altiusminerals.com