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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from               to

 

Commission File Number: 001-33190

 

MCEWEN MINING INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Colorado

 

84-0796160

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

150 King Street West, Suite 2800, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5H 1J9

(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip code)

 

(866) 441-0690

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒  No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

 

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

 

 

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.☐   

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes ☐  No  ☒

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 360,003,871 shares outstanding as of April 29, 2019.

 

 

 


 

MCEWEN MINING INC.

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part I        FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1. 

    

Financial Statements

    

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (unaudited)

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2. 

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 3. 

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4. 

 

Controls and Procedures

 

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part II        OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A. 

 

Risk Factors

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4 

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 6. 

 

Exhibits

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES 

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

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PART I

Item 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

MCEWEN MINING INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (UNAUDITED)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended  March 31,

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

 

REVENUE:

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Gold and silver sales

 

$

15,583

 

$

41,041

 

Other revenue

 

 

57

 

 

244

 

Total revenue

 

 

15,640

 

 

41,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTS AND EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production costs applicable to sales

 

 

13,168

 

 

26,394

 

Gross profit

 

 

2,472

 

 

14,891

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine development

 

 

776

 

 

380

 

Exploration

 

 

3,789

 

 

11,454

 

Property holding

 

 

1,608

 

 

1,411

 

General and administrative

 

 

3,871

 

 

5,187

 

Loss from investment in Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (note 5)

 

 

2,310

 

 

212

 

Depreciation

 

 

152

 

 

360

 

Revision of estimates and accretion of asset reclamation obligations (note 6)

 

 

461

 

 

294

 

Total other operating expenses

 

 

12,967

 

 

19,298

 

Operating loss

 

 

(10,495)

 

 

(4,407)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other expense

 

 

(513)

 

 

(134)

 

Gain (loss) on investments (note 2)

 

 

827

 

 

(2,735)

 

Foreign currency gain

 

 

163

 

 

927

 

Total other income (expense)

 

 

477

 

 

(1,942)

 

Loss before income and mining taxes

 

 

(10,018)

 

 

(6,349)

 

Income and mining tax (expense) recovery (note 7)

 

 

(118)

 

 

1,138

 

Net loss and comprehensive loss

 

$

(10,136)

 

$

(5,211)

 

Net loss per share (note 10):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

$

(0.03)

 

$

(0.02)

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding (thousands) (note 10):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted

 

 

338,557

 

 

337,062

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' distribution declared per common share (note 8)

 

$

 —

 

$

0.005

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

    

2019

    

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents (note 16)

 

$

11,907

 

$

15,756

 

Investments (note 2)

 

 

4,222

 

 

3,131

 

Value added taxes receivable

 

 

1,204

 

 

1,058

 

Inventories (note 3)

 

 

30,682

 

 

22,039

 

Restricted cash (note 8 and note 16)

 

 

14,762

 

 

14,685

 

Other current assets

 

 

2,883

 

 

2,707

 

Total current assets

 

 

65,660

 

 

59,376

 

Mineral property interests, plant and equipment and construction in progress, net (note 4)

 

 

435,659

 

 

423,879

 

Investment in Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (note 5)

 

 

123,484

 

 

127,814

 

Other assets (note 3 and note 16)

 

 

4,173

 

 

5,872

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

628,976

 

$

616,941

 

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

$

27,292

 

$

30,817

 

Flow-through share premium (note 8)

 

 

2,893

 

 

2,950

 

Current portion of lease liabilities (note 15)

 

 

1,710

 

 

1,511

 

Current portion of asset retirement obligation (note 6)

 

 

1,087

 

 

734

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

32,982

 

 

36,012

 

Asset retirement obligation, less current portion (note 6)

 

 

32,380

 

 

28,668

 

Deferred income and mining tax liability (note 7)

 

 

6,449

 

 

6,426

 

Lease liabilities, less current portion (note 15)

 

 

5,611

 

 

4,918

 

Long-term debt (note 17)

 

 

24,640

 

 

24,603

 

Long-term debt from related party (note 11 and note 17)

 

 

24,640

 

 

24,603

 

Other liabilities

 

 

4,077

 

 

5,765

 

Total liabilities

 

$

130,779

 

$

130,995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock and additional paid-in capital, no par value, 500,000 shares authorized (in thousands);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common: 359,986 as of March 31, 2019 and 344,560 as of December 31, 2018 issued and outstanding (in thousands) (note 8)

 

 

1,477,342

 

 

1,457,422

 

Warrants (note 8)

 

 

2,467

 

 

 —

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(981,612)

 

 

(971,476)

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

498,197

 

 

485,946

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

$

628,976

 

$

616,941

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars and shares)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid-in Capital

 

Warrants

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Amount

    

Deficit

    

Total

 

Balance, December 31, 2017

 

337,051

 

$

1,444,056

 

$

3,823

 

$

(926,606)

 

$

521,273

 

Stock-based compensation (note 9)

 

 —

 

 

203

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

203

 

Exercise of stock options (note 8)

 

35

 

 

40

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

40

 

Shareholder distributions (note 8)

 

 —

 

 

(1,686)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,686)

 

Net loss

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(5,211)

 

 

(5,211)

 

Balance, March 31, 2018

 

337,086

 

$

1,442,613

 

$

3,823

 

$

(931,817)

 

$

514,619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, December 31, 2018

 

344,560

 

$

1,457,422

 

$

 —

 

$

(971,476)

 

$

485,946

 

Stock-based compensation (note 9)

 

 —

 

 

61

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

61

 

Exercise of stock options (note 8)

 

222

 

 

223

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

223

 

Common stock issued in connection with registered direct offering (note 8)

 

14,194

 

 

17,785

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

17,785

 

Warrants issued in connection with registered direct offering (note 8)

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

2,467

 

 

 —

 

 

2,467

 

Sale of common stock in ATM offering (note 8)

 

1,010

 

 

1,851

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,851

 

Net loss

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(10,136)

 

 

(10,136)

 

Balance, March 31, 2019

 

359,986

 

$

1,477,342

 

$

2,467

 

$

(981,612)

 

$

498,197

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended  March 31,

 

    

2019

    

2018

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid to suppliers and employees

 

$

(25,148)

 

$

(35,098)

Cash flow from revenues

 

 

15,640

 

 

41,285

Interest paid

 

 

(1,316)

 

 

 —

Interest received

 

 

 3

 

 

50

Cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(10,821)

 

 

6,237

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to mineral property interests, plant and equipment and construction in progress

 

 

(16,512)

 

 

(10,832)

Proceeds from sale of investments (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 

2,663

Return of investment received from Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (note 5)

 

 

2,020

 

 

4,851

Cash used in investing activities

 

 

(14,492)

 

 

(3,318)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' distribution (note 8)

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,685)

Proceeds of exercise of stock options (note 8)

 

 

223

 

 

40

Proceeds of at-the-market common share issuance (note 8)

 

 

1,851

 

 

 —

Principal repayments on leases (note 15)

 

 

(448)

 

 

 —

Proceeds from equity issued (note 8)

 

 

19,320

 

 

 —

Proceeds from warrants issued (note 8)

 

 

2,680

 

 

 —

Share and warrant issuance costs (note 8)

 

 

(1,748)

 

 

 —

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

21,878

 

 

(1,645)

Effect of exchange rate change on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(337)

 

 

314

(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(3,772)

 

 

1,588

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

 

30,489

 

 

37,153

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period (note 16)

 

$

26,717

 

$

38,741

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of net loss to cash (used in) provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(10,136)

 

$

(5,211)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from investment in Minera Santa Cruz S.A., net of amortization (note 5)

 

 

2,310

 

 

212

Loss (gain) on investments (note 2)

 

 

(827)

 

 

2,735

Income and mining tax expense (recovery) (note 7)

 

 

118

 

 

(1,137)

Stock-based compensation (note 9)

 

 

61

 

 

203

Revision of estimates and accretion of asset reclamation obligations (note 6)

 

 

461

 

 

294

Adjustment to the asset retirement obligation estimate (note 6)

 

 

301

 

 

(359)

Depreciation and amortizations

 

 

3,186

 

 

4,127

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

 

 

337

 

 

(314)

Change in non-cash working capital items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in VAT taxes receivable, net of collection of $126 (2018 - $1,968)

 

 

(146)

 

 

151

(Increase) decrease in other assets related to operations

 

 

(5,729)

 

 

4,337

(Decrease) increase in liabilities related to operations

 

 

(757)

 

 

1,199

Cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

$

(10,821)

 

$

6,237

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

NOTE 1 NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

 

McEwen Mining Inc. (the “Company”) was organized under the laws of the State of Colorado on July 24, 1979. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, production and sale of gold and silver and exploration for copper.

The Company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico and ArgentinaThe Company owns the Gold Bar gold mine in Nevada, the Black Fox gold mine in Ontario, Canada, the El Gallo Project in Sinaloa, Mexico, the Los Azules copper deposit in San Juan, Argentina, the Fenix silver-gold project in Sinaloa, Mexico, and a portfolio of exploration properties in Nevada, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. The Company also owns a 49% interest in Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (“MSC”), owner of the producing San José silver-gold mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina, which is operated by the joint venture majority owner, Hochschild Mining plc.

 

The interim consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by the Company, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and are unaudited. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures included are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.

In management’s opinion, the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (“Statement of Operations”) for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets as at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, and the unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, contained herein, reflect all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring items, which are necessary for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows on a basis consistent with that of the Company’s prior audited consolidated financial statements. However, the results of operations for the interim periods may not be indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto and summary of significant accounting policies included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. Except as noted below, there have been no material changes in the footnotes from those accompanying the audited consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Codification Improvements: In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-09 “Codification Improvements” (“ASU 2018- 09”). ASU 2018-09 provides amendments to various topics in the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification which apply to all reporting entities within the scope of the affected accounting guidance. The transition and effective date guidance are based on the facts and circumstances of each amendment. Some of the amendments in ASU 2018-09 do not require transition guidance and were effective upon issuance. However, many of the amendments do have transition guidance with effective dates for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The adoption of ASU 2018-09 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements and related disclosures.

Leases – ASC 842: From 2016 to 2019, the FASB issued multiple accounting standard updates (“ASU”) regarding the new ASC 842. The ASUs outline amendments and updates to ASC 842, which provides that a lessee should recognize the assets and the liabilities that arise from leases, including operating leases. Under the new requirements, a lessee will recognize in the statement of financial position a liability to make lease payments (the lease liability) and the right-of-use asset representing the right to the underlying asset for the lease term. Adoption of this ASC was completed by the Company

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

under a modified retrospective transition method with certain practical expedients. The Company’s initial date of adoption was January 1, 2019; the adoption of ASC 842 did not result in significant changes to the financial statements.

Practical expedients and elections under ASUs and ASC 842 made by the Company are as follows:

ASU 2018-11: This update permitted an entity to elect an optional transitional practical expedient to continue to apply ASC 840, Leases, including its disclosure requirements, in the comparative periods presented in the year of adoption of ASC 842. Under this optional practical expedient, the Company applied the transition provisions on January 1, 2019 (the date of adoption) rather than January 1, 2017 (the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented); first reporting under the new standard will be the results for the first quarter of 2019.  Upon adoption of ASC 842, the Company recognized a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening accumulated deficit balance.

Package of practical expedients – to permit an entity to (a) not reassess whether expired or existing contracts contain leases, (b) not reassess lease classification for existing or expired leases and (c) not consider whether previously capitalized initial direct costs would be appropriate under the new standard. The Company opted to elect the package of practical expedients.

Hindsight practical expedient – to permit an entity to use hindsight in determining the lease term. The Company opted to elect this provision.

Easements practical expedient – this permitted an entity to elect an optional transitional practical expedient to not evaluate land easements that exist or expire before the Company’s adoption of ASC 842 that were not previously accounted for as leases under ASC 840. The Company opted to elect this transitional provision and as a result did not evaluate any of its land agreements.

Short term election – an entity may elect not to apply lease accounting to leases that are not greater than 12 months. The Company elected this short term election.

Non-lease component election – lessees may elect to account for non-lease components as part of the lease component to which they relate; an election made by class of underlying asset. This election is not relevant for the Company and therefore, the Company did not make the election.

The adoption included the following overall impact (a) increase the Company’s recorded assets and liabilities, (b) increase related depreciation and amortization expense, (c) increase interest expense and (d) decrease lease/rental expenses. Note 15 Leases within the financial statements details the Company’s cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening accumulated deficit balance.

Lease Accounting Policy: Contracts entered into are analyzed to identify whether the contract contains an operating or financing lease according to ASC 842.  If a contract is determined to contain a lease, the Company will include lease payments (the lease liability) and the right-of-use asset representing the right to the underlying asset for the lease term within the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  Related depreciation and amortization expense and interest expense is recorded within the Consolidated Statements of Operations. For leases with a term of twelve months or less, an accounting policy election is made to not recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. The Company has not elected to account for non-lease components as part of the lease component to which they relate.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments: In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments”. ASU 2016-13 will change how companies account for credit losses for most financial assets and certain other instruments. For trade receivables, loans and held-to-maturity debt securities, companies will be required to estimate lifetime expected credit losses and recognize an allowance against the related instruments. For

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MCEWEN MINING INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

available-for-sale debt securities, companies will be required to recognize an allowance for credit losses rather than reducing the carrying value of the asset. The adoption of this update, if applicable, will result in earlier recognition of losses and impairments.

In November 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-19, “Codification Improvements to ASC 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses.” ASU 2016-13 introduced an expected credit loss methodology for the impairment of financial assets measured at amortized cost basis. That methodology replaces the probable, incurred loss model for those assets. ASU 2018-19 is the final version of Proposed Accounting Standards Update 2018-270, which has been deleted. Additionally, the amendments clarify that receivables arising from operating leases are not within the scope of Subtopic 326-20. Instead, impairment of receivables arising from operating leases should be accounted for in accordance with ASC 842, Leases.

These updates are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and the Company is currently evaluating ASU 2016-13 and 2018-19 and the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its financial reporting.

Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement: In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018- 13, “Fair Value Measurement (ASC 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement”. This update modifies the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying or adding disclosures. ASU 2018-13 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and early adoption is permitted. Certain disclosures in the update are applied retrospectively, while others are applied prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on its financial statements.

NOTE 2 INVESTMENTS

The following is a summary of the balances of investments for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions

 

Net gains

 

Disposals

 

Unrealized

 

Fair value

 

 

Opening

 

during

 

(loss) on

 

during

 

gain (loss) on

 

end of the

As of March 31, 2019

    

balance

    

period

    

securities sold

    

period

    

securities held

    

period

Marketable equity securities

 

$

2,718

 

$

264

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

605

 

$

3,587

Warrants

 

 

413

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

222

 

 

635

Investments

 

$

3,131

 

$

264

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

827

 

$

4,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions

 

Net gains

 

Disposals

 

Unrealized

 

Fair value

 

 

Opening

 

during

 

(loss) on

 

during

 

gain (loss) on

 

end of the

As of March 31, 2018

    

balance

    

period

    

securities sold

    

period

    

securities held

    

period

Marketable equity securities

 

$

6,404

 

$

 —

 

$

(734)

 

$

(2,663)

 

$

(1,137)

 

$

1,870

Warrants

 

 

1,567

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(864)

 

 

703

Investments

 

$

7,971

 

$

 —

 

$

(734)

 

$

(2,663)

 

$

(2,001)

 

$

2,573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of March 31, 2019, the cost of the marketable equity securities and warrants was approximately $3.1 million (December 31, 2018 – $2.9 million).

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

NOTE 3 INVENTORIES

Inventories at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2019

    

December 31, 2018

 

Material on leach pads

    

$

12,970

    

$

10,370

 

In-process inventory

 

 

6,128

 

 

3,446

 

Stockpiles

 

 

1,401

 

 

1,272

 

Precious metals

 

 

6,432

 

 

3,421

 

Materials and supplies

 

 

3,751

 

 

3,530

 

Current Inventories

 

$

30,682

 

$

22,039

 

A portion of leach pad inventories at March 31, 2019 in the amount of $3.4 million (December 31, 2018 – $4.6 million) is expected to be recovered beyond twelve months, and has been included in Other assets.

NOTE 4 MINERAL PROPERTY INTERESTS, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS

The definition of proven and probable reserves is set forth in the SEC Industry Guide 7. If proven and probable reserves exist at the Company’s properties, the relevant capitalized mineral property interests and asset retirement costs are charged to expense based on the units of production method upon commencement of production. The Company’s Gold Bar, Black Fox and San José properties have proven and probable reserves compliant with SEC Industry Guide 7.

The Company conducts a review of potential triggering events for impairment on all its mineral projects on a quarterly basis. When events or changes in circumstances indicate that the related carrying amounts may not be recoverable, the Company carries out a review and evaluation of these assets for impairment, in accordance with its accounting policy. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, no such triggering events were identified with respect to the carrying values of the Company’s properties.

The following table summarizes mineral property interests, plant and equipment and construction in progress at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2019

    

December 31, 2018

 

Mineral property interests

    

$

336,372

    

$

326,086

 

Land

 

 

8,708

 

 

8,699

 

Construction in progress

 

 

2,508

 

 

74,643

 

Plant and equipment

 

 

128,855

 

 

49,578

 

Subtotal

 

$

476,443

 

$

459,006

 

Less: accumulated depreciation

 

 

(40,784)

 

 

(35,127)

 

Net carrying value

 

$

435,659

 

$

423,879

 

As at March 31, 2019, $1.4 million of capitalized interest in plant and equipment related to the Gold Bar mine (December 31, 2018 – $0.8 million). During the three months ended March 31, 2019, first production occurred at the Gold Bar mine and costs were transferred out of construction-in-progress into the appropriate category of plant and equipment and amortized.

NOTE 5 INVESTMENT IN MINERA SANTA CRUZ S.A. (“MSC”) – SAN JOSÉ MINE

The Company accounts for investments over which it exerts significant influence but does not control through majority ownership using the equity method of accounting. In applying the equity method of accounting to the Company’s investment in MSC, MSC’s financial statements, which are originally prepared by MSC in accordance with International

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, have been adjusted to conform with U.S. GAAP. As such, the summarized financial data presented under this heading is in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

The Company’s 49% attributable share of results of operations from its investment in MSC was a loss of $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 – loss of $0.2 million). These amounts include the amortization of the fair value increments arising from the purchase price allocation and related income tax recovery. Included in the income tax recovery is the impact of fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Argentina peso and the U.S. dollar on the peso-denominated deferred tax liability associated with the investment in MSC recorded as part of the acquisition of Minera Andes.

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company did not identify any potential triggering events for impairment in relation to its investment in MSC, and consequently the Company did not record any impairment during the period.

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company received $2.0 million in dividends from MSC, compared to $4.9 million during the same period in 2018.

Changes in the Company’s investment in MSC for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and year ended December 31, 2018 and as follows:

Changes in the Company’s investment in MSC for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and year ended December 31, 2018 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2019

    

December 31, 2018

Investment in MSC, beginning of the period

 

$

127,814

 

$

150,064

Attributable net loss from MSC

 

 

(1,358)

 

 

(10,065)

Amortization of fair value increments

 

 

(1,913)

 

 

(9,730)

Income tax recovery

 

 

961

 

 

7,930

Dividend distribution received

 

 

(2,020)

 

 

(10,385)

Investment in MSC, end of the period

 

$

123,484

 

$

127,814

A summary of the operating results from MSC for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended  March 31,

 

    

2019

    

2018

Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (100%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

46,203

 

$

50,662

Production costs applicable to sales

 

 

(36,340)

 

 

(43,468)

Other operating expenses

 

 

(9,403)

 

 

(4,059)

Other expenses

 

 

(2,443)

 

 

(2,118)

Net (loss) income before tax

 

$

(1,983)

 

$

1,017

Current and deferred tax expense

 

 

(789)

 

 

(139)

Net (loss) income

 

$

(2,772)

 

$

878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portion attributable to McEwen Mining Inc. (49%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) income

 

$

(1,358)

 

$

430

Amortization of fair value increments

 

 

(1,913)

 

 

(2,115)

Income tax recovery

 

 

961

 

 

1,473

Loss from investment in MSC, net of amortization

 

$

(2,310)

 

$

(212)

As of March 31, 2019, MSC had current assets of $64.7 million, total assets of $324.9 million, current liabilities of $36.3 million and total liabilities of $72.9 million on an unaudited basis. These balances include the adjustments to fair value and amortization of the fair value increments arising from the purchase price allocation. Excluding the fair value increments from the purchase price allocation, MSC had current assets of $64.0 million, total assets of $190.1 million, current liabilities of $36.3 million, and total liabilities of $62.9 million as at March 31, 2019.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

NOTE 6 ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS

The Company is responsible for reclamation of certain past and future disturbances at its properties. The most significant properties subject to these obligations are the Gold Bar and Tonkin properties in Nevada, the El Gallo Project in Mexico, and the Timmins properties in Canada.

A reconciliation of the Company’s asset retirement obligations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and for the year ended December 31, 2018 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2019

    

December 31, 2018

Asset retirement obligation liability, beginning of the period

 

$

29,402

 

$

24,722

Settlements

 

 

(61)

 

 

(392)

Accretion of liability

 

 

397

 

 

1,205

Adjustment reflecting updated estimates

 

 

3,428

 

 

5,024

Foreign exchange revaluation

 

 

301

 

 

(1,157)

Asset retirement obligation liability, ending balance

 

$

33,467

 

$

29,402

Current portion

 

 

(1,087)

 

 

(734)

Non-current portion

 

$

32,380

 

$

28,668

The Company adjusted its estimated liability in relation to the Gold Bar mine for disturbance caused up to March 31, 2019.

NOTE 7 INCOME AND MINING TAXES

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded an income and mining tax expense of $0.1 million (March 31, 2018  – a recovery of $1.1 million) as a result of an increase to deferred mining taxes and amortization of the flow-through premium, partly offset by the devaluation of the Argentine peso.

NOTE 8 SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Stock options

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, 221,500 shares of common stock were issued upon exercise of stock options under the Equity Incentive Plan, at a weighted average exercise price of $1.00 per share for proceeds of $0.2 million.  This compares to 35,199 shares of common stock issued upon exercise of stock options at a weighted average exercise price of $1.15 per share for proceeds of $0.1 million during the same period of 2018.

Shareholders’ distributions

No distributions were paid during the three months ended March 31, 2019. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Company paid a shareholders’ distribution of $0.005 per share of common stock, for a total of $1.7 million. 

Pursuant to a term loan facility dated August 10, 2018, there exists limitations on the distributions the Company is authorized to declare and pay. The Company may declare and pay distributions in any fiscal year that do not exceed the amount of dividends per share made in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Equity Issuances

On March 29, 2019, the Company issued 14,193,548 Units at $1.55 per Unit, for net proceeds of $20.3 million, after deducting issuance costs of $1.7 million.  Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one warrant to purchase one common share at a price of $2.00. Warrants are exercisable at any time prior to March 29, 2022, after which the warrants will expire and be of no value. 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

The Company concluded that both common shares and warrants are equity-linked financial instruments and should be accounted for permanently in the shareholders’ equity section in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, with no requirement to subsequently revalue any of the instruments. Based on the relative fair values, the Company allocated $17.8 million to common shares and $2.5 million to warrants, net of issuance costs. 

The Company used the Black-Scholes pricing model to determine the fair value of warrants using the following assumptions:

 

 

 

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

2.30

%

Dividend yield

 

0.00

%

Volatility factor of the expected market price of common stock

 

50

%

Weighted-average expected life

 

3 years

 

Weighted-average grant date fair value

$

0.43

 

All 7,096,774 warrants remained outstanding and unexercised as of March 31, 2019.

On March 29, 2019, the Company also issued 1,935,484 Subscription Receipts at $1.55 per Subscription Receipt to certain of our executive officers, directors, employees and consultants for gross proceeds of $3.0 million or net proceeds of $2.8 million.  Each Subscription Receipt will automatically entitle the holder to receive, without payment of additional consideration, one Unit, upon necessary shareholder and NYSE approvals.  We are seeking shareholder approval for the conversion of the Subscription Receipts at our 2019 annual meeting of shareholders on May 23, 2019.  All proceeds from the sale of Subscription Receipts have been placed into escrow, and will be held until the necessary approvals are obtained. 

Flow-through shares

On December 20, 2018, the Company issued 6,634,000 flow-through common shares (within the meaning of subsection 66(15) of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) priced at $2.24 per share for total proceeds of $14.9 million. On December 19, 2017, the Company issued 4,000,000 flow-through common shares priced at $2.50 per share for total proceeds of $10.0 million. The purpose of both offerings was to fund exploration activities on the Company’s properties in the Timmins region of Canada. The total proceeds were allocated between the sale of tax benefits and the sale of common shares. As at March 31, 2019 the Company recorded a liability for the flow-through premium in the amount of $2.9 million (December 31, 2018 – $3.0 million). The obligation is fulfilled when eligible expenditures are incurred.

As at March 31, 2019, the Company reduced the flow-through premium by $0.1 million (March 31, 2018 – $0.6 million) to reflect the effect of the cost incurred to date. The reduction of the flow-through premium was recognized in income and mining tax recovery on the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

The proceeds of the flow-through shares offering are shown as restricted cash on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  During the three months ended March 31, 2019, $0.4 million was spent on flow-through qualifying expenditures for Timmins exploration activities as intended (three months ended March 31, 2018 – $1.2 million). The restricted cash balance was $14.8 million at March 31, 2019.

At-the-market (“ATM”) offering

Pursuant to an equity distribution agreement dated November 8, 2018, the Company was permitted to offer and sell from time to time shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $90.0 million, with the net proceeds to fund working capital and general corporate purposes. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company utilized this stock offering program to issue an aggregate of 1,010,545 shares of common stock for gross and net proceeds of approximately $1.9 million (March 31, 2018 – $nil). The agreement was terminated by the Company on March 13, 2019.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

NOTE 9 STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded stock option expense of $0.1 million (March 31, 2018 – $0.2 million).

 

NOTE 10 NET LOSS PER SHARE

Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. As the Company was in a loss position for the periods presented, all potentially dilutive instruments were anti-dilutive and therefore not included in the calculation of diluted net loss per share. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, 3,838,317 outstanding options and 7,096,744 outstanding warrants (March 31, 2018 – 4,886,563 outstanding options and 10,350,000 outstanding warrants) to purchase shares of common stock were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share.

Below is a reconciliation of the basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding and the computations for basic and diluted net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended  March 31,

 

    

 

2019

    

2018

 

 

 

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Net loss

 

 

$

(10,136)

 

$

(5,211)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

338,557

 

 

337,062

Diluted shares outstanding:

 

 

 

338,557

 

 

337,062

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

$

(0.03)

 

$

(0.02)

 

 

NOTE 11 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company recorded the following expense in respect to the related parties outlined below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

Three months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

2019

    

2018

Lexam L.P.

 

 

 

$

61

 

$

27

REVlaw

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

52

The Company has the following outstanding accounts payable balances in respect to the related parties outlined below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

    

 

    

2019

    

2018

Lexam L.P.

 

 

 

$

65

 

$

 —

REVlaw

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

32

An aircraft owned by Lexam L.P. (which is controlled by Robert R. McEwen, limited partner and beneficiary of Lexam L.P. and the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) has been made available to the Company in order to expedite business travel. In his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. McEwen must travel extensively and frequently on short notice. Mr. McEwen is able to charter the aircraft from Lexam L.P. at a preferential rate approved by the Company’s independent board members under a policy whereby only the variable expenses of operating this aircraft for business related travel are eligible for reimbursement by the Company.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2019

(tabular amounts are in thousands of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

REVlaw is a company owned by Carmen Diges, General Counsel of the Company. The legal services of Ms. Diges as General Counsel and one other member of the legal department are provided by REVlaw in the normal course of business and have been recorded at their exchange amount.

An affiliate of Mr. McEwen is also a lender in the $50.0 million senior secured three-year term loan facility (“Term Loan”). That affiliate participated as a lender for $25.0 million of the total $50.0 million term loan. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company paid $0.6 million (March 31, 2018 – $nil) in interest to this affiliate. See Note 17 Debt. 

NOTE 12 OPERATING SEGMENT REPORTING

McEwen Mining is a mining and minerals production and exploration company focused on precious metals in Argentina, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The Company’s chief operating decisions maker (“CODM”) reviews the operating results, assesses performance and makes decisions about allocation of resources to these segments at the geographic region level or major mine/project where the economic characteristics of the individual mines or projects are not alike.  As a result, these operating segments also represent the Company’s reportable segments. The Company’s business activities that are not considered operating segments and not provided to the CODM for review are included in Corporate and other and are provided in this note for reconciliation purposes.

The CODM reviews segment (loss) income, defined as gold and silver sales less production costs applicable to sales, mine development costs, exploration costs, property holding costs and general and administrative costs, for all segments except for the MSC segment which is evaluated based on the attributable equity income or loss. Gold and silver sales and production costs applicable to sales for the reportable segments are reported net of intercompany transactions.

Significant information relating to the Company’s reportable operating segments is summarized in the tables below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2019

    

Mexico

    

MSC

    

Los Azules

    

USA

    

 

Canada

    

Total

Gold and silver sales

 

$

5,798

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

842

 

$

8,943

 

$

15,583

Other revenue

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

57

 

 

 —

 

 

57

Production costs applicable to sales

 

 

(3,925)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(748)

 

 

(8,495)

 

 

(13,168)

Mine development costs

 

 

(776)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(776)

Exploration costs

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(913)

 

 

(484)

 

 

(2,392)

 

 

(3,789)

Property holding costs

 

 

(1,197)

 

 

 —

 

 

(20)

 

 

(341)

 

 

(50)

 

 

(1,608)

General and administrative costs

 

 

(1,202)

 

 

 —

 

 

(184)

 

 

(195)

 

 

(28)

 

 

(1,609)

Loss from investment in Minera Santa Cruz S.A. (net of amortization)

 

 

 —

 

 

(2,310)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(2,310)

Segment loss

 

$

(1,302)

 

$

(2,310)

 

$

(1,117)

 

$

(869)

 

$

(2,022)

 

$

(7,620)

Corporate and other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(2,262)

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(152)

Revision of estimates and accretion of reclamation obligations