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Panthera Resources PLC   -  PAT   

Interim Results

Released 09:58 28-Dec-2017

RNS Number : 4582A
Panthera Resources PLC
28 December 2017
 

28 December 2017

 

Panthera Resources PLC

("Panthera" or "the Company")

 

Interim Results - Six months ended 30 September 2017

 

Panthera Resources PLC (AIM: PAT), the gold exploration and development company with key assets in India and West Africa, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the half year ended 30 September 2017.

 

Highlights

·      Panthera was incorporated on 8 September 2017 as IGL Resources PLC for the purposes of becoming the holding company for Indo Gold Limited (IGL).

·      On 9 October 2017 the board resolved to change its name to Panthera Resources PLC.

·      Activities of Panthera during the reporting period were restricted to preparations for the acquisition of IGL and the planned IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

·      Panthera listed on AIM on 21 December 2017, following the share exchange with IGL shareholders which resulted in the acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of IGL.

·      Upon completion of the AIM listing, Panthera have a commitment from Republic Investment Management to invest a further A$2m at A$0.35 per share (~£0.20), in addition to the already invested A$2m.

 

IGL Activities during the Reporting Period

The key focus of IGL's operating activities during the reporting period was to:

(i)            Progress the permitting of the Bhukia joint venture property in Rajasthan, India;

(ii)           Continue to build a highly attractive portfolio of West African gold exploration properties, some with clearly identified drill targets;

(iii)          Seek and successfully identify a strategic investor to partner to advance the Company's West African and Indian initiatives; and

(iv)          Nurture and eventually harvest the portfolio of other exploration opportunities and equity investments the company has accumulated through its project generation efforts.

To this end the Company met with good success:

Bhukia Project (70%), India

 

·      During the reporting period, the Bhukia Prospecting Licence application was approved by the joint federal committee formed to review applications for suitability for approval under the new (2015) legislation.

·      This was a significant milestone in the permitting process and provides the basis for optimism that the Rajasthan State Government will soon recommend the application for approval to the Government of India.

·      Panthera is targeting a 6.0Moz+ AU resource at the Bhukia Project, which currently has a JORC inferred resource of 1.74Moz on a 100% basis (1.22Moz on a 70% attributable basis), defined over approximately 10% of an extensive gold in soil geochemical anomaly.

 

West African Gold Exploration Initiative

 

·      During the reporting period good progress was made on the negotiation of several joint venture opportunities in West Africa; one in Burkina Fasa (Naton) and two in Mali (Kalaka and Bassala). These joint ventures negotiations have now been concluded and exploration has commenced on Naton and Kalaka.

·      These properties have undergone various phases of past exploration and several immediate and compelling drill targets have emerged from the Company's review of past exploration results. 

·      The Naton project was targeted based on extensive artisanal gold workings and previous exploration that had identified multiple hard rock gold targets, that had not been sufficiently tested. Exploration work is designed to delineate drill targets for testing in the first half of 2018.

·      Gold mineralisation in the Kalaka permit area appears strongly associated with shearing and alteration and over 9,000 soil samples have previously been collected from the area.

This has allowed the identification of eight priority geochemical targets. Three further structural targets have been identified based on interpretation of geophysical data.

A systematic and phased exploration program is planned to test these exploration targets.

·      Bassala is an early stage exploration project with good indications of gold mineralisation, adjacent to several producing gold mines

Extensive previous soil sampling has allowed the identification of a number of gold anomalous zones in the area. Trenching over some of these anomalies demonstrates that mineralisation is associated with quartz veins controlled by regional shearing. Subsequent RAB drilling identified mineralisation, with 10 holes recording samples with assays higher than 300ppb, the highest being 4.5gpt and widths ranging from 3m to 27m.

Initial exploration at Bassala will focus on field work necessary to allow the definition of drill targets for testing later in 2018.

 

Other Assets

Subsequent to the reporting period, an investment of A$100,000 was approved for IGL's subsidiary, Anglo Saxony Mining, to support its efforts to develop its Tellerhauser tin deposit in Saxony, Germany, where a technical breakthrough has recently led to a very significant improvement in the anticipated economics of that deposit. 

 

Strategic Investor - Republic Investment Management

IGL successfully concluded negotiations and signed a binding investment agreement with Republic Investment Management Pte Ltd. (Republic) of Singapore.  The agreement involves three tranches of equity investment totalling A$6.7m by Republic and co-investors (represented collectively by Republic) into IGL, providing Republic with exposure to the Bhukia project in India, support the West African gold exploration initiative, facilitate the recent AIM IPO and provide initial funding for the Bhukia project drill-out once a Prospecting Licence has been granted.

·      Tranche 1 was an A$2.0 million placing at A$0.25 per share, with funds received during July 2017.

·      Tranche 2 was an A$2.0 million placing at A$0.35 per share, which became effective immediately upon the successful AIM listing.

·      Tranche 3 is an A$2.67 million placing at A$0.65 per share at the time of the Bhukia project PL being granted and the necessary environmental and forestry permits for drilling being obtained.

The agreement with Republic allowed Panthera to move through the IPO process without the need to raise additional capital.

 

Geoff Stanley, Chief Executive Officer of Panthera Resources, commented:

 

"This period has been transformational for the Company and previous IGL shareholders. Progress on the granting of the Prospecting Licence provides a solid basis for the Boards optimism that final approvals can be obtained in the next 6-18 months. The AIM listing will provide the Company the platform to realise the true potential of our flagship Bhukia project.

 

The operating focus in 2018 will be on our portfolio of assets in Burkino Faso and Mali, where we intend to reinforce our view of promising past exploration results and identify drill target areas.

We expect 2018 to be a very busy period both in India and West Africa, and we look forward to providing updates as further progress is made"

 

Enquiries

Panthera Resources PLC

Geoff Stanley (CEO)                                            +1 (917) 941 7704

 

Nominated Advisor and Broker

RFC Ambrian                                                        +44 (0) 20 3440 6800

Nominated Adviser

Rob Adamson                                     

Bhavesh Patel

Broker

Charlie Cryer

Jonathan Williams

 

Financial Public Relations

Blytheweigh                                                          +44 (0) 20 138 3204

Camilla Horsfall                                                   

Nick Elwes

 

 

Panthera Resources PLC
Unaudited Interim Financial Information for the period ended

 30 September 2017

 

Set out below are the unaudited result of the group for the period from inception to 30 September 2017. There are no comparatives as the company was incorporated on 8 September 2017.

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

Continuing Operations

 

8 September to 30 September 2017

 

 

     Unaudited GBP

Revenue from continuing operations

 

-

Expenses from continuing operations

 

-

Profit/(Loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense

 

-

Income tax (expense)/benefit

 

-

Profit/(Loss) for the year from continuing operations

 

-

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the year

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 

30 September 2017

 

 

Unaudited

GBP

Current Assets

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

1

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

-

TOTAL ASSETS

 

1

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

-

 

NET ASSETS

 

1

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

Issued capital

 

1

Share Premium

 

-

TOTAL EQUITY

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Issued capital

GBP

Share Premium

GBP

Retained earnings

GBP

Total

GBP

 

 

8 September to 30 September 2017

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

At incorporation

1

-

-

1

Profit/(Loss) for the period

-

-

-

-

Balance at 30 September 2017

1

-

-

1

             

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

30 September 2017

 

 

Unaudited

GBP

Cash flows from operating activities

 

-

Cash flows from financing activities

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

Indo Gold Ltd Consolidated Group
Unaudited Interim Financial Information for six months ended

 30 September 2017 and comparative period (30 September 2016)

 

Set out below are the unaudited result of the Indo Gold Ltd consolidated group for the six months ended 30 September 2017, together with the unaudited results for the comparative period (30 September 2016).

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

Continuing Operations

 

6 months to 30 September 2017

6 months to 30 September 2016

 

 

     Unaudited AUD$

     Unaudited AUD$

Revenue from continuing operations

 

7,170

1,339

Gain on sale of assets

 

-

5,765

Expenses:

 

 

 

Exploration Expenses

 

(267,871)

(20,496)

Administration expenses

 

(451,534)

(65,000)

Depreciation and amortisation expense

 

(900)

(967)

Impairment expenses

 

-

-

Travel expenses

 

(47,507)

(6,725)

Legal expenses

 

(27,102)

(840)

Total expenses from continuing operations

 

(794,914)

(94,028)

Profit/(Loss) from continuing operations before income tax expense

 

(787,744)

(86,924)

Income tax (expense)/benefit

 

-

-

Profit/(Loss) for the period from continuing operations

 

(787,744)

(86,924)

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:

 

 

 

Changes in the fair value of available-for-sale financial assets

 

-

-

Exchange differences arising on translation of foreign operations

 

12,418

9,174

Income tax relating to components of other comprehensive income

 

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

(775,326)

(77,750)

 

 

 

 

Profit/(Loss) for the period from continuing operations attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

(775,930)

(78,547)

Non-controlling interests

 

(11,814)

(8,377)

Total

 

(787,744)

(86,924)

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

(763,512)

(69,373)

Non-controlling interests

 

(11,814)

(8,377)

Total

 

(775,326)

(77,750)

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 

30 September 2017

31 March 2017

 

 

Unaudited

AUD$

Audited AUD$

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,715,379

331,637

Receivables

 

40,945

56,918

Tenement deposits

 

1,556

-

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

1,757,880

388,555

 

 

 

 

Non-Current Assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

20,710

4,819

Available-for-sale financial assets

 

1,423,684

1,423,684

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

1,444,394

1,428,503

TOTAL ASSETS

 

3,202,274

1,817,058

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Payables

 

100,067

72,978

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

100,067

72,978

 

 

 

 

Non-Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Provisions

 

42,150

43,696

Deferred tax liabilities

 

-

-

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

42,150

43,696

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

142,217

116,674

 

NET ASSETS

 

3,060,057

1,700,384

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

Issued capital

 

22,877,644

20,742,644

Reserves

 

(2,398,269)

(2,410,686)

Accumulated losses

 

(17,197,505)

(16,421,574)

Non-controlling interests

 

(221,814)

(210,000)

TOTAL EQUITY

 

3,060,057

1,700,384

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

Issued capital

AUD$

Share based payments reserves

AUD$

Financial assets reserve

AUD$

Foreign currency translation reserve

AUD$

Accumulated losses

AUD$

Non-controlling interest

AUD$

Total

AUD$

Six months ended 30 September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 April 2016

20,318,644

521,492

(2,529,369)

21,625

(16,367,409)

(189,243)

1,775,740

Profit/(Loss) for the period

-

-

-

-

(78,547)

(8,377)

(86,924)

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

9,174

-

-

9,174

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

9,174

(78,547)

 

(8,377)

(77,750)

Shares Issued

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Balance at 30 September 2016

20,318,644

521,492

(2,529,369)

30,799

(16,445,956)

(197,620)

1,697,990

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 April 2017

20,742,644

421,605

(2,848,761)

16,470

(16,421,574)

(210,000)

1,700,384

Profit/(Loss) for the period

-

-

-

-

(775,930)

(11,814)

(787,744)

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

12,418

-

-

12,418

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

12,418

(775,930)

(11,814)

(775,326)

Shares Issued

2,135,000

-

-

-

-

-

2,135,000

Balance at 30 September 2017

22,877,644

421,605

(2,848,761)

28,888

(17,197,505)

(221,814)

3,060,057

                               

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

30 September 2017

30 September 2016

 

 

Unaudited AUD$

Unaudited
AUD$

Interest received

 

7,170

1,339

 

 


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