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Starcore International Mines Reports Q1 2020 Results

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 14, 2020) - Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX: SAM) ("Starcore" or the "Company") reports the results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2020 for the Company and its mining operations in Queretaro, Mexico. The full version of the Company's Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis can be viewed later today on the Company's website at www.starcore.com, or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial information is prepared in accordance with IFRS and all dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

"The current positive Gold and Silver prices, coupled with our staff reductions and cost cutting measures last year have been building momentum for the past three quarters for the Company culminating in the highest earnings from mining operations since fiscal 2014, " reported Robert Eadie, CEO and President of the Company. "We are continuing to look for new opportunities within our own properties while managing our mine as efficiently as possible."

Financial Highlights for the three-month period ended July 31, 2020 (unaudited):

  • Cash and short-term investments on hand is $1.3 million at July 31, 2020 after repayment of $3.24 million of debt in June, 2020;
  • Gold and silver sales of $8.1 million;
  • Earnings from mining operations of $2.9;
  • Net Income of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per share;
  • EBITDA(1) of $2.6 million;

The following table contains selected highlights from the Company's unaudited consolidated statement of operations for the quarters ended July 31, 2020 and 2019:

(in thousands of Canadian dollars)
(unaudited)
  Quarter ended
July 31,
 
    2020     2019  
Revenues $ 8,090   $ 6,389  
Cost of Sales   (5,164)     (6,339)  
Earnings (loss) from mining and toll processing
operations
  2,926     50  
Administrative Expenses, interest and foreign
exchange
  (1,316)     (1,089)  
Sale of Altiplano   -     (36)  
Income tax recovery   53     244  
Net income   $ 1,663   $ (831)  
     (i) Income (loss) per share - basic $ 0.03   $ (0.02  
     (ii) Income (loss) per share - diluted $ 0.03   $ (0.02  
Reconciliation of Net income to EBITDA(1)        
For the three months ended July 31,   2020 2019  
Net Income (Loss) $ 1,663  
$ (831)  
Sale of Altiplano   -  
  36  
Deferred income tax income (expense)   53  
  (244)  
Interest   24  
  90  
Depreciation and depletion   868  
  863  
EBITDA $ 2,608  
$ (86)  
EBITDA MARGIN(2)     32.24% 
  (1.3)%  

(1) EBITDA ("Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization") is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.

(2) EBITDA MARGIN is a measurement of a company's operating profitability calculated as EBITDA divided by total revenue. EBITDA MARGIN is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standard definition under IFRS. It is therefore possible that this measure could not be comparable with a similar measure of another Corporation. The Corporation uses this non-GAAP measure which can also be helpful to investors as it provides a result which can be compared with the Corporation's market share price.

Production Highlights for the three month period ended July 31, 2020:

  • Equivalent gold production of 3,259 ounces;
  • Mine operating cash cost of US$929/EqOz;
  • All-in sustaining costs of US$1,220/EqOz;

The following table is a summary of mine production statistics for the San Martin mine for the periods ended July 31, 2020 and 2019 and for the previous year ended April 30, 2020:

    Actual Results for
 
Unit of measure
3 months ended
July 31, 2020
3 months ended
July 31, 2019
12 months ended
April 30, 2020
Mine Production of Gold in Dore thousand ounces 2.9 3.3 11.8
Mine Production of Silver in Dore thousand ounces 32.5 36.1 121.8
Gold equivalent ounces thousand ounces 3.3 3.7 13.1
         
Silver to Gold equivalency ratio   97.2 89.2 90.3
Mine Gold grade grams/tonne 1.70 1.99 1.82
Mine Silver grade grams/tonne 29.2 31.7 30.5
Mine Gold recovery percent 88.8% 85.1% 87.7%
Mine Silver recovery percent 56.5% 58.4% 54.4%
Milled thousands of tonnes 59.1 60.8 229.8
Mine operating cash cost per tonne milled US dollars 51 75 66
Mine operating cash cost per equivalent ounce US dollars 929 1,234 1,149

Salvador Garcia, B. Eng., a director of the Company and Chief Operating Officer, is the Company's qualified person on the project as required under NI 43-101and has prepared the technical information contained in this press release.

About Starcore

Starcore International Mines is engaged in precious metals production with focus and experience in Mexico. This base of producing assets is complemented by exploration and development projects throughout North America. The Company is a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and advocates value driven decisions that will increase long term shareholder value. You can find more information on the investor friendly website here: www.starcore.com.

ON BEHALF OF STARCORE INTERNATIONAL
MINES LTD.

Signed "Gary Arca"
Gary Arca, Chief Financial Officer and Director

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

GARY ARCA
Telephone: (604) 602-4935
Facsimile: 1-604-602-4936                                                          

EVAN EADIE
Investor Relations
Telephone:  (604) 602-4935 x 230
Toll Free:   1-866-602-4935


The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed nor does it accept responsibility 
for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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