Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

Jangada Mines PLC (JAN)

  Print      Mail a friend

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Jangada Mines PLC

Interim Results

RNS Number : 3275R
Jangada Mines PLC
27 February 2019
 

Jangada Mines plc / EPIC: JAN.L / Market: AIM / Sector: Mining

27 February 2019

 Jangada Mines plc ('Jangada' or the 'Company')

Unaudited Interim Results for 6 Months Ended 31 December 2018

 

Jangada Mines plc, a natural resources company developing the Pedra Branca Project, South America's largest and most advanced platinum group metals ('PGM') and nickel project ('Pedra Branca' or 'the Project'), and the Ptombeiras West Vanadium Project, is pleased to announce its unaudited Interim Results for the six-month period ended 31 December 2018. 

 

Highlights

·     Secured a total fundraise package of £2.1 million to progress a bankable feasibility study ('BFS') at Pedra Branca polymetallic project and for general working capital

·     Received the Environmental Licence required for trial mining at Pedra Branca by the Ceara State Environmental Department

·     Identified high-grade JORC-compliant economic nickel and copper sulphide resource immediately beneath the existing PGM and base metal resource potentially enhancing the already strong project economics

The new resource adds 8 million tonnes and could add circa US$110 million to current estimated project revenue - a 10% increase in estimated revenue

·     Updated and optimised the Project's process flowsheet, delivered in partnership with Consulmet, resulting in a significant reduction in projected plant capex costs and overall upfront capex costs, including:

38% reduction in plant capex to US$33.8 million (previously estimated at US$54.2 million)

32% reduction in overall capex figure to US$43.9 million (previously estimated at US$64.9 million)

Post-Period End

·     Significant JORC-compliant resource upgrade including a 117% increase in JORC classified ore to 74.84 million tonnes, including:

64% increase in the Indicated category resources to 29.34 million tonnes

174% increase in Inferred category resources to 37.09 million tonnes

103% increase in palladium equivalent ('Pd Eq') resource to 3.05 million ounces, derived from the following increases:

104% increase in base metal content to 362.5 million pounds ('Mlbs') attributed to newly discovered nickel sulphide resource

·     Existing 1% Net Smelter Royalty ('NSR') on the Pedra Branca project acquired by SilverStream SEZC, a dedicated precious metals streaming and royalty business with investments across Australasia, North and South America

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

The Jangada story continues to evolve as our understanding of the Pedra Branca PGM Project ('Pedra Branca' or 'the Project') in Brazil deepens.  Not only have we continued to strengthen the Project's economics having worked on an updated flowsheet that reduced its estimated overall CAPEX, we have also strengthened the resource with resources including nickel, copper sulphide, vanadium and titanium across the total project area.

 

Earlier in the year, we announced an increase in the JORC (2012) Compliant Resource to 1.45 million ounces of PGM+Au, 140 Mlb of nickel, 26 Mlb of copper and 6.7 Mlb of cobalt.  This was followed in June 2018 by the release of a Preliminary Economic assessment ('PEA') that confirmed Pedra Branca's potential to become a robust, low CAPEX and OPEX, shallow, open pit operation demonstrating an Net Present Value (7%) of US$192 million, an Internal Rate of Return of 67% and 1.6-year payback.  In October 2018, we announced the identification of significant nickel and copper sulphide anomalies at the Project immediately beneath the existing PGM and base metal resource.  Subsequently, we published an independent nickel and copper maiden JORC resource estimate.

 

In November 2018, the anticipated overall CAPEX of the Project was reduced by 32% to US$43.9 million (previously estimated at US$64.9 million) following the creation of an updated process flowsheet in partnership with Consulmet Metals (Pty) Ltd ('Consulmet'), which demonstrated a simpler and more efficient process route.  We anticipate that this will be reflected in reduced operating cost metrics that will feed into the Bankable Feasibility Study ('BFS').

 

Post period end in January 2019, we updated the market on our Q1 2019 work programme focussed on progressing the BFS through to completion of the verification stage. We are hopeful that this will confirm the economic and technical viability of the Project and that the results will be available early in Q2. In January 2019, we also announced  a significant upgrade to the JORC (2012) compliant resource, resulting in the substantial increase in the size and categorisation of the resources at Pedra Branca to 74.84 million tonnes of classified ore, 3.05 million ounces of palladium equivalent and 2.17 million ounces in PGM+gold. 

 

In February 2019, we provided an update on our vanadium exploration activities at the Ptombeiras West vanadium deposit having completed an expanded outcrop sampling campaign.  Results from 72 samples confirmed continuous high-grade vanadium, titanium and iron grades at surface, with grades reported as high as 1.1 % vanadium (V2O5), 14.3 % titanium (TiO2) and 61.4 % iron (Fe).  The average sample grades included 0.91 % vanadium (V2O5), 10.7 % titanium (TiO2) and 53 % iron (Fe); average grades for vanadium and titanium were three times higher than initially anticipated by management.  A 300m diamond core drilling programme intended to confirm deposit continuity and extent is underway with preliminary results expected soon.

 

The Market

The nickel price has strong long-term fundamentals due to increasing demand from the stainless-steel market and the emerging electric vehicle battery sector.  In line with this, it has shown resilience in recent months, where commodity prices have been impacted by volatile macroeconomics.  Likewise, vanadium is trending for similar reasons in tandem with production output from China dropping.

 

Financials

In September 2018, we agreed a total fundraise package of £2.1 million to advance the Project towards a BFS, quantifying the value of the nickel sulphide deposit, additional hydrology and metallurgy test work and exploration drilling at the vanadium project.  This included a placing to raise £1.05 million before expenses and an agreement with Consulmet to accept shares in lieu of cash on completion of work undertaken at the Project, , as well as a 12-month unsecured loan facility from Celtic Capital Pty Limited, as trustee for Celtic Capital Trust for up to US$1.0 million, which remains undrawn. 

 

Post period end, we announced that SilverStream SEZC ('SilverStream'), a dedicated precious metal streaming and royalty business with investments across Australasia, North and South America, had acquired the existing 1% Net Smelter Royalty on the Project from Solitario Zinc Corp.  Having recognised the value in Pedra Branca, we are delighted to welcome SilverStream as a partner. 

 

Outlook

We remain focused on advancing and expanding the breadth of the exciting Pedra Branca Project and further strengthening its already robust economics.   The BFS is the next major milestone, which we are on track to deliver in Q2 2019, alongside other value-driving activities in the coming months.  I am confident that we have the right team to maintain the high level of activity needed to achieve this and would like to thank both them, and our shareholders for their continued support.

 

Brian McMaster

Executive Chairman

27 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited
31 December

Unaudited
31 December

Audited
30 June

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

Notes

$'000

$'000

$'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

7

563

247

324

Property, plant and equipment

 

3

9

4

 

 

566

256

328

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Other receivables

 

44

110

22

Cash and cash equivalents

 

718

800

198

 

 

762

910

220

Total assets

 

1,328

1,166

548

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

 

254

10

74

Loans and borrowings

 

58

-

58

Accruals & other payables

 

68

152

153

Total liabilities

 

380

162

285

 

 

 

 

 

Issued capital and reserves attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

Share capital

8

125

102

102

Share premium

8

4,181

2,844

2,844

Translation reserve

 

(25)

13

7

Retained earnings

 

(3,333)

(1,955)

(2,690)

Total equity

 

948

1,004

263

Total equity & liabilities

 

1,328

1,166

548

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

Translation reserve

Retained earnings

Total equity attributable to owners

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 July 2018

102

2,844

7

(2,690)

263

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

Loss for the half-year

-

-

-

(764)

(764)

Other comprehensive loss

-

-

(32)

-

(32)

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

-

-

(32)

(764)

(796)

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

Shares issued

23

1,337

-

-

1,360

Share options issued

-

-

-

121

121

Total transactions with owners

 

23

 

1,337

-

121

1,481

Balance at 31 December 2018

125

4,181

(25)

(3,333)

948

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 July 2017

102

2,844

(2)

(1,336)

1,608

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

Loss for the half-year

-

-

-

(781)

(781)

Other comprehensive income

-

-

15

-

15

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

-

-

15

(781)

(766)

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

Shares options issued

-

-

-

162

162

Balance at 31 December 2017

102

2,844

13

(1,955)

1,004

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

Loss for the half-year

-

-

-

(860)

(860)

Other comprehensive loss

-

-

(6)

-

(6)

Total comprehensive loss for the half-year

-

-

(6)

(860)

(866)

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

Shares options issued

-

-

-

125

125

Total transactions with owners

 

-

-

-

125

125

Balance at 30 June 2018

102

2,844

7

(2,690)

263

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

Unaudited
31 December

Unaudited
31 December

Audited
30 June

 

2018

2017

2018

Cash flows from operating activities

$'000

$'000

$'000

Loss before Tax

(764)

(781)

(1,641)

 

 

 

 

Add back: depreciation

1

3

4

Non-cash share option charge

121

162

287

Decrease/(increase) in other receivables

(22)

117

205

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

95

(457)

(390)

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(569)

(956)

(1,535)

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Development of exploration and evaluation assets

(239)

(247)

(324)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(239)

(247)

(324)

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Share capital issue

1,360

-

-

Proceeds from related party borrowings

-

(58)

-

Repayment of convertible loan notes

-

(400)

(400)

Net cash from financing activities

1,360

(458)

(400)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net movement in cash and cash equivalents

552

(1,609)

(2,259)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

198

2,450

2,450

Movements in foreign exchange

(32)

(11)

7

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

718

800

198

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

1.      General Information

 

The Company is a public limited company, incorporated on 30 June 2015 with the registration number 09663756 and with its registered office at 20 North Audley Street, London W1K 6WE. The Company's principal activities are the provision of mining services.

 

2.      Accounting Policies

 

         Basis of preparation

 

         The interim unaudited financial information for the period ended 31 December 2018 has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The results for the period ended 31 December 2018 are unaudited.

 

         The condensed unaudited consolidated financial information for the period ended 31 December 2018 has been prepared on a basis consistent with, and on the basis of, the accounting policies set out in the financial information on the Company set out in the Company's published results for the year to 30 June 2018. The unaudited interim financial statements of the Company have been prepared on the basis of the accounting policies, presentation, methods of computation and estimation techniques expected to be adopted in the financial information by the Company in preparing its annual report for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

         The financial information is presented in United States Dollars($), which is also the functional currency of the Company and Group and is the preferred currency of the owners of the Company. Amounts are  rounded to the nearest thousand ($'000), unless otherwise stated.

 

         New and amending Accounting standards

 

         In the period ended 31 December 2018, the Directors have reviewed all the new and revised Standards.  It has been determined by the Directors that there is no impact, material or otherwise, of the new and revised Standards and Interpretations on the Group's business and, therefore, no change is necessary to the Group's accounting policies.

 

         Accounting standards in issue but not yet effective

 

         IFRS 16 "Leases"

 

This standard will require lessees to recognise most leases on the balance sheet as liabilities.

 

This standard will be effective for Jangada Mines Plc's year ending 30 June 2020.

 

The Directors do not expect the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on the Jangada Mines Plc Financial Information.

 

         Going concern

 

As disclosed in the 30 June 2018 financial statements, the Director's secured a fundraising package of £2.1 million, as announced on 27 September 2018, that allows the company to continue to develop the Pedra Branca project and provides general working capital. The Directors are aware that the Group will require further funding to finance the project through its pre-production programme in Brazil. The Directors are confident that the Group will be able to raise funds for such requirements from investors as required although no binding funding agreement is in place at the date of this report. These conditions indicate the existence of material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the Group and Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The financial statements do not include the adjustment that would result if the Group and Company were unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Financial liabilities

 

The Company classifies its financial liabilities into one category:

 

Other financial liabilities

 

Other financial liabilities include the other short-term monetary liabilities, which are initially recognised at fair value and subsequently carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

 

Exploration and evaluation assets represent the costs of pre-feasibility studies, field costs, government fees and the associated support costs at the Group's Pedra Branca project.

 

Costs incurred prior to obtaining the legal rights to explore an area are expensed immediately to the Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income. Only material expenditures incurred after the acquisition of a license interest are capitalised. Historically, the expenditures related to exploration and evaluation have not been material, as the Company is active in areas where there are minimal and immaterial exploration and evaluation costs and therefore the costs in previous years have been expensed.

 

3.      Critical accounting estimates and judgements

 

The Company makes certain estimates and assumptions regarding the future. Judgements, estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.  In the future, actual experience may differ from these estimates and assumptions.  The judgements, estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are discussed below.

 

Judgements

 

As discussed in Note 2 there exists a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the Group and Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The Directors are confident that the Company will be able to raise the required funds and therefore have concluded that the financial statements should be prepared on a going concern basis.

 

The Directors have considered the criteria of IFRS 6 regarding the impairment of exploration and evaluation assets and have decided based on this assessment that there is no basis to impair the carrying value of its exploration assets (2018: $563,396, 2017: $247,000) at this time.

 

Estimates and assumptions

 

The Company measures share options at fair value. For more detailed information in relation to the fair value measurement of such items, please refer to note 9.

 

4.      Segment information

 

The Company evaluates segmental performance on the basis of profit or loss from operations calculated in accordance with IFRS 8. In the Directors' opinion, the Group only operates in one segment: mining services. All non-current assets have been generated in Brazil.

 

The Directors believe that the Group's operations are not subject to any significant seasonality.

 

 

5.      Tax expense

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year ended

 

31 December

31 December

30 June

 

2018

2017

2018

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities before tax       

(764)

(781)

(1,641)

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities multiplied by standard rate of corporation tax in the UK of 19% (2017: 19.75%)

(145)

(148)

(312)

 

 

 

 

Effects of:

 

 

 

Unrelieved tax losses for the period carried forward

145

148

312

 

 

 

 

Total tax charge for the period

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

Factors that may affect future tax charges 

 

There were no factors that may affect future tax charges. 

 

6.         Earnings Per Share

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year ended

 

31 December

31 December

30 June

 

2018

2017

2018

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

(764)

(781)

(1,641)

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares in issue (basic & diluted)

213,619,678

197,515,600

197,515,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share - basic & diluted (cents)

(0.0)

(0.0)

(0.0)

 

 

There is no impact from 34,999,996 warrants and 15,250,000 options outstanding at 31 December 2018 (2017: 15,250,000 options) on the loss per share calculation because they are considered anti-dilutive. These options could potentially dilute basic EPS in the future.

There have been no transactions involving ordinary shares or potential ordinary shares that would significantly change the number of ordinary shares or potential ordinary shares outstanding between the reporting date and the date of completion of these financial statements.

 

 

 

7.      Exploration & Evaluation Assets

 

Exploration and evaluation assets represent the costs of pre-feasibility studies, field costs, government fees and the associated support costs at the Group's Pedra Branca project.

 

8.      Share Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

31 December 2018

Six months ended

31 December 2017

Year ended

30 June 2018

 

Issued

Share Capital

Issued

Share Capital

Issued

Share Capital

 

Number

$'000

Number

$'000

Number

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At beginning of period ordinary shares of 0.04p each:

197,515,600

102

197,515,600

102

197,515,600

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares Issued as part of placement

38,273,328

23

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share issue costs charged to share premium

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At end of period: ordinary shares of 0.04p each:

235,788,928

125

197,515,600

102

197,515,600

102

                   

 

 

9.            Share options

 

2018

2018

2017

2017

 

Average exercise price per share option
$

Number of options

Average exercise price per share option
$

Number of options

At 30 June

                                               0.065

                                       15,250,000

                                                    0.065  

                                                    15,250,000  

 

 

 

 

 

Issued 15 October 2018

                                                    0.079  

34,999,996                                                      

                                               -

                                       -

At 31 December

                                               

                                       50,249,996

                                               

                                       15,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

Vested and exercisable at 31 December

                                               0.065

                                         7,625,000

     -  

  -  

 

 

 

 

 

No options expired during the years covered by the above table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share options outstanding at the end of the year have the following expiry date and exercise prices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant date

Expiry date

Exercise price
$

Share options
31 December 2018

Share options
31 December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2 June 2017

31 December 2019

                                               0.065

                                       15,250,000

                                       15,250,000

           

 

The fair value at grant date is independently determined using an adjusted form of the Black Scholes Model that takes into account the exercise price, the term of the option, the impact of dilution (where material), the share price at grant date and expected price volatility of the underlying share, the expected dividend yield, the risk free interest rate for the term of the option and the correlations and volatilities of the peer group companies.  In addition to the inputs in the table above, further inputs as follows:

 

The model inputs for options granted during the period included:

(a)    options are granted for no consideration and vested options are exercisable for a period of two and a half years after the grant date: 2 June 2017.

(b)   expiry date: 31 December 2019 (2017: 31 December 2019).

(c)    share price at grant date: 5.5 pence.

(d)   expected price volatility of the company's shares: 50% (2017: 50%).

(e)   risk-free interest rate: 1.75% (2017: 1.75%).

(f)    50% of the share options vest 60 days post admission and the remaining 50% vest 90 days post production.

 

Share options granted during the half year ended 31 December 2018 have the following expiry date and exercise prices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant date

Expiry date

Exercise price
$

Share options
31 December 2018

Share options
31 December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 15 October 2018

15 October 2020

                                               0.079

                                       34,999,996

                                       -

           

 

The options were valued using the Black Scholes Model with inputs noted in the above table and further inputs as follows:

 

(a)              share price at grant date: 2.58 pence.

(b)             expected price volatility of the company's shares: 50%.

(c)              risk-free interest rate: 2.0%.

 

Subsequent Events

 

On 23 January 2019, the Company announced SilverStream SEZC ("SilverStream"), a dedicated precious metals streaming and royalty business with investments across Australasia, North and South America, has acquired the existing 1% Net Smelter Royalty ('NSR') on the Pedra Branca project from Solitario Zinc Corp. ("Solitario") (NYSE American: XPL; TSX: SLR).

 

On 28 January 2019, the Company announced  a significant JORC (2012) compliant resource upgrade resulting in substantial increases in the size and categorisation of the resource at its Pedra Branca project.

 

On 5 February 2019, the Company provided an update on its vanadium exploration activities at the Ptombeiras West vanadium deposit having completed an expanded outcrop sampling campaign.  Results from 72 samples confirmed continuous high-grade vanadium, titanium and iron grades at surface, with grades reported as high as 1.1 % vanadium (V2O5), 14.3 % titanium (TiO2) and 61.4 % iron (Fe). 

 

10.       Nature of Financial Information

 

             The unaudited consolidated interim financial information presented above does not constitute statutory financial statements for the period under review.

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR").

 

* ENDS *

 

For further information, please visit www.jangadamines.com or contact:

 

Jangada Mines plc

Brian McMaster (Chairman)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7317 6629

 

 

 

Strand Hanson Limited

(Nominated & Financial Adviser)

James Spinney

Ritchie Balmer

Jack Botros

Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Hill Capital

(Broker)

Jonathan Evans

Oliver Stansfield

Tel: +44 (0)20 3463 5000

 

 

 

St Brides Partners Ltd

(Financial PR)

Isabel de Salis

Gaby Jenner

Tel: +44 (0)20 7236 1177

 

 


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit www.rns.com.
 
END
 
 
IR CKODPPBKDNBB

a d v e r t i s e m e n t