• Quarterly gold production of 71,344oz (Guidance: 65 – 70,000oz)
• Cash and gold balance of A$221.9M (Net cash of A$205.7M)
Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX: RMS) (“Ramelius”, “the Company”) advised that it has exceeded the September 2020 Quarter Production Guidance with 71,344 ounces of gold
produced. The Company’s balance sheet remains strong with cash and gold of A$221.9M and a reduced debt figure of A$16.25M as at the end of the Quarter, giving a net cash position of A$205.7M. A provisional update on operational, finance and the Company’s ongoing response to COVID-19 follows.
Group Quarterly gold production of 71,344 ounces (Guidance: 65 – 70,000 oz):
• Mt Magnet (incl. Vivien) – 41,064 ounces
• Edna May (incl. Marda) – 30,280 ounces
FINANCE & FORWARD GOLD SALES
Cash and gold on hand was A$221.9M at the end of the Quarter (Jun 2020 Qtr: A$185.5M) after planned capital and exploration expenditure, a scheduled A$8.1M debt repayment, stamp duty
payment on the 2019 Explaurum acquisition of A$3.6M and a A$1.1M income tax instalment.
Underlying cash and gold, which excludes the debt repayment, increased by A$44.6M over the Quarter. The Company finished the Quarter with a net cash position of A$205.7M.
Ramelius continues to deliver gold into its forward sales book as the current schedule requires, with a Quarter end position of 238,750 ounces at an average price of A$2,223/oz.
Ramelius continues to maintain certain procedures, related to physical distancing and pre-commute screening. The Company continues to carry out swab testing and/or wearing of clinical masks on aircraft where required, as well as carry out temperature testing and screening processes prior to commuting to sites.
Further details will be available in the full Quarterly Report later this month.