Stornoway reports first quarter 2019 financial results
13 May 2019
Stornoway Diamond Corporation reports its financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.
For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Corporation reported a net loss of $48.4 million ($ (0.05) per share on a basic and fully diluted basis). Adjusted net loss1 for the first quarter was $51.0 million ($(0.05) per share basic and fully diluted).
For the first quarter, the Corporation reported adjusted EBITDA1 of $13.4 million, or 25.2% of revenues, which includes an $8.9 million write-down of cash costs to bring inventory to its net realizable value. For the first quarter of 2018, adjusted EBITDA was $24.7 million, or 44.2% of revenues.
During the quarter, two tender sales totalling 429,506 carats were completed for gross proceeds2 of $47.3 million at an average price of US$83 per carat ($110 per carat3). Revenue recognized during the quarter was $53.3 million. In terms of total carats sold, gross proceeds and pricing, this represents increases of 38%, 47% and 8% over the fourth quarter of 2018, respectively. First quarter diamond sales represent diamonds recovered during the fourth quarter of 2018.
(All quoted figures in CAD$, unless otherwise noted)