Half-year Report

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ALTYN PLC
Interim report - six months to 30 June 2019

Altyn Plc (“Altyn” or the “Company”), the gold mining and development company, announces its unaudited results for the six months to 30 June 2019.

Highlights:

Mine development

  • The Company concentrated on the development of the ore bodies 3-8 at level +200MASL and associated infrastructure development works. The Company will commence further development work to take the decline down to +135MASL in Q4 2019.
  • During the period the Company conducted extensive exploration drilling of 9 thousand running metres.
  • Altyn is in the process of completing a Competent Persons report (CPR) updating the reserve and resource statement on the Sekisovskoye deposit. The results are expected to be released in Q3 2019.
  • The Company purchased the following new machinery: CAT R1300G loading and hauling machine and Sandvik TH-430 underground dump truck with a lifting capacity of 30 ton using funding provided by Assaubayev family.

Fund raising

  • During the period a member of the Assaubayev family loaned the Company an amount of US$1.05m on an interest free basis.
  • The Company reached an agreement with Kazakh bank, JSC “Bank CenterCredit” (BCC), and as a first step entered into a loan agreement for a sum of KZT350m (approximately USD 950k) which was made to Altyn’s subsidiary company Altyn MM LLP that owns and operates the processing plant at the Sekisovskoye gold deposit.
  • The Company is currently at an advanced stage with BCC for the provision of development funding, which will be used in order to achieve 800ktpa mining capacity. The Company expects to be in a position to update shareholders in relation to this in Q3 2019.

Production

  • Production results in the current period were below budgeted expectations, primarily as a result of some equipment breakdowns and the associated time-lag in receiving the necessary spare parts. As such for Q1 2019 the monthly run rate of ore extraction averaged 13,300t a month compared to 20,000t in the same period in 2018. Following the delivery of the new equipment as noted in the RNS of July 2019 production has increased achieving 29,000t in July 2019.
  • The overall grade of ore was higher at 2.06g/t, compared to than 1.96 g/t obtained in 1H 2018.
  • The milled ore was 114,000 tons (H1 2018 - 182,000 tons), included lower grade stockpiled ore at 0.5g/t as in the previous period. As a number of ore bodies are ready for production the additional equipment purchased recently will result in increasing production in H2 2019 and going forward.
  • Gold recovery averaged 81.53% during the 6-month period (H1 2018 - 83.65%).The decline in average gold recovery was due to a larger share of low grade stockpiles being utilised principally in 2 month period. In July 2019 recovery has returned to its normal value at above 83%
  • Gold production was 5,561oz, compared with H1 2018 of 8,461oz.

Financial

  • As a result of the setback in production turnover declined to US$7.2m (H1 2018 US$10.9m). The gold price achieved averaged US$1,308oz during the period (Year 2018 US$1,292).
  • The Company made an operating profit of US$1.3m (H1 2018 profit US$1.6m), with a net loss before taxation of US$0.6m (H1 2018 profit US$0.6m).
  • The total cash cost of production was lower at US$1,015oz (Year 2018 US$1,235oz), as the Company contained costs during the period.
  • EBITDA achieved was positive at US$1.5m (Year 2018 US$0.9m).
  • Cash flow from operating activities was positive at US$0.4m, (H1 2018 US$2.5m)

Teren-Sai fields (formerly known as Karasuyskoye)

  • Exploration work at Teren-Sai ore fields continued in line with the development plans. Development has been intensified at two sites which have been identified as having potential for the extraction of ore at a low cost, within the contract licence area. Positive results were obtained from the test samples taken, and the detailed exploration drilling and trenching combined together with the historical data is being used as the basis for an independent Competent Persons Report (CPR), the results of which are expected in Q3 2019.

Aidar Assaubayev, CEO of Altyn Plc commented:

Recovery in production is well on track with a significant pick up in production in July 2019. The key to moving ahead to the longer term plan is obtaining the necessary development finance. On this front we are optimistic as talks are progressing well and shareholders will be updated in Q3 2019.

In tandem with seeking development finance the management has also been working hard on finalising CPR reports for both the Sekisovskoye site and the Teren-Sai site (formerly known as Karasuyskoye), the results of which will be available shortly.

For further information please contact:

Altyn Plc
Rajinder Basra, CFO +44 (0) 207 932 2456

VSA Capital (Corporate Broker)
Andrew Monk / Andrew Raca +44 (0) 203 005 5000

Information on the Company

Altyn Plc (LSE:ALTN) is an exploration and development company, which is listed on the standard segment of the London Stock Exchange.

To read more about Altyn Plc please visit our website www.altyn.uk

ALTYN PLC
Chief Executive Review

H1 2019 Review

Mine development

In H1 2019, the Company has concentrated on developing the productive ore bodies. During the period due to equipment failures progress was not in line with that envisaged. It was the intention to take the decline down to the horizon 135masl, this will now commence in Q4 2019.

The actual ore mined ranged from a low of 10,200t in February to a 24,000t in April 2019, resulting in an average tonnage over 6 months of approximately 16,500t (H1 2018: 25,000t). This was a significant shortfall to the prior year, however production has increased after maintenance and currently stands at 28,000t a month.

The production during H1 2019 was mainly from the group of ore bodies 3-8 from 200masl. Ore bodies 3-8 will continue to be developed during H2 2019, and ore will be taken from ore body 11 in addition which has an expected higher grade of 3.43g/t.

Ore body 3-8 were further developed at the 200masl which will release 300,000t for future production, from exploratory drilling conducted the grade is expected to be 2.25g/t at this level. During the period extensive exploratory work was carried out with 9,000 running meters being drilled. Infrastructure repairs were also carried out with enhancements to the sewage system and the ventilation system. Improvements were also made to accessing the various ore bodies with access tunnels being completed between ore bodies 3-8 and ore body 11. This successfully linked the eastern and western flanks of the ore body facilitating the movement of resources between the ore bodies.

Teren-Sai (formerly known as Karasuyskoye)

In addition to the underground mine development the Company is continuing to develop its prospective site at Teren-Sai. With extensive exploratory drilling being undertaken and test production being analysed at the plant based at Sekisovskoye.

H1 2019 Operational Overview – Sekisovskoye

Underground mine

H1 2019

H1 2018

Ore extracted

tons

98,725

152,639

Gold grade

g/t

2.09

1.96

Silver grade

g/t

1.77

3.34

 

 

 

Mineral processing

H1 2019

H1 2018

Milling

tons

113,669

182,832

Gold grade

g/t

1.89

1.72

Silver grade

g/t

1.67

2.98

Gold recovery

%

81.53%

83.65%

Silver recovery

%

70.01%

74.29%

Gold produced

ounces

5,561

8,461

Silver produced

ounces

4,111

12,875

During the period the ore extracted in the first three months averaged 13,300t a month, significantly lower than the prior period. The extraction rate has increased with the new supply of equipment and increased to 28,000t in July 2019.

As in prior periods the difference between the ore extracted and the milling is due to the use of lower grade stockpiled ore. The stockpiled ore has a grade of approximately 0.5%, leading to a processed grade of 1.89 overall (2018: 1.72). As production increases the lower grade ore is not expected to be used.

The gold recovery has dropped from that achieved last year, this is expected to be a short term issue due to a number of breakdowns as elaborated on below. The management are expecting to maintain a recovery rate of above 83%, once the necessary investment has been made.

The underground ore grade continues to be lower than that forecast as it contains a higher quantity of development ore being mined leading to a decrease in the gold grade, again the increase in grade is dependent on the deployment of additional mining equipment.

Current developments

During the period the production has been below budgeted levels due principally to the constraint of having sufficient operational machinery. As a result of time lags in obtaining parts and frequent breakdowns, there was an inevitable impact on to the level of ore mined and subsequent production.

In March 2019 the Company obtained a bank loan and in May 2019 funding was provided by the principal shareholders. The Company used the funds in order to repair the machinery in the interim and are looking to invest in new machinery once further funds become available. In addition, the Company purchased the following new machinery:

- CAT R1300G loading and hauling machine with a bucket capacity of 3.1 m3 from CAT Kazakhstan;
- TN-430 underground dump truck with a lifting capacity of 30 tons from Sandvik Kazakhstan.

The Company is progressing talks with a bank in Kazakhstan to raise funds of approximately US$17m. The discussions are at an advanced stage, and the Company will update shareholders once agreements have been entered into. The funding will be used to purchase equipment, parts and provide funding to grow the productive capacity. In addition, the Company will continue to develop the decline and ore bodies in order to progress to the next stage of development.

In addition to the principal gold project at Sekisovskoye the Company is continuing the development of the Teren-Sai ore fields. During the year there was extensive drilling conducted the results of which are being interpreted, and will be used for the basis of the independent CPR.

During the period the management instructed a Company to conduct a detailed Competent Person Report (CPR), under JORC (2012), for both projects. The results are expected to be announced in Q3 2019.

H1 2018 Financial Review

The Company has reported a gross profit of US$1.3m for H1 2019, against US$2.6m for H1 2018, with turnover of US$7.2m (H1 2018 US$10.9m).

Sekisovskoye produced 5,561oz of gold in H1 2019 (H1 2018: 8,461oz). Gold sold during the period amounted to 5,369oz (H1 2018: 8,235oz) at an average price of US$1,338/oz (H1 2018: US$1,323/oz). The average price of sales achieved includes revenues generated from silver sales in the period, which are treated as incidental to gold production.

The operating cash cost of production (cost of sales excluding depreciation and provisions) for the period was US$801/oz (Year 2018 US$731/oz). The total cash cost was US$1,073/oz as compared to US$883/oz in year ended 2018. The increase in cash cost is a result of the lower level of production in the period. Costs have been rationalised and economies made as far as possible.

As of 30 June 2019, the Company had cash balances of US$50,000. The Company currently has sufficient cash resources when combined with the support of the principal shareholders to continue to operate a cash generative business.

Aidar Assaubayev
Chief Executive Officer

30 August 2019

ALTYN PLC

Consolidated income statement

 

 

Six months
ended 30 June
2019

Six months
ended 30 June
2018

Year ended
31 December
2018

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(audited)

 

US$’000

US$’000

US$’000

Revenue

7,184

10,894

19,366

Cost of sales

(5,914)

(8,240)

(16,871)

Gross profit

1,270

2,654

2,495

Administrative expenses

(1,459)

(1,248)

(5,543)

Impairments

81

176

562

Operating (loss)/profit

(108)

1,582

(2,486)

Foreign exchange

12

(383)

(196)

Finance Expense

(507)

(596)

(1,283)

(Loss)/profit before taxation

(603)

603

(3,965)

Taxation

-

-

(323)

(Loss)/profit attributable to s equity shareholders

(603)

603

(4,288)

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit per ordinary share
Basic & diluted (US cent)

(0.02c)

0.02c

(0.17c)

ALTYN PLC

Consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income

 

 

Six months
ended 30 June
2019

Six months
ended 30 June
2018

Year ended
31 December
2018

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

US$’000

US$’000

US$’000

(Loss)/profit for the period/year

(603)

603

(1,929)

Currency translation differences arising on translations of F foreign operations items which will or may be reclassified to profit or los

411

(2,027)

(5,712)

 

Currency translation differences arising on translations of

foreign operations relating to taxation

-

-

2,560

Total comprehensive loss for the period/year

attributable to equity shareholders

(192)

(1,424)

(7,440)

ALTYN PLC

Consolidated statement of financial position

 

 

 

 

Six months
ended 30 June
2019

 

Six months
ended 30 June
2018

 

Year ended
31 December
2018

Notes

 

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

US$’000

US$’000

US$’000

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible asset

3

12,481

11,641

12,338

Property, plant and equipment 

4

29,037

34,135

28,391

Other receivables

 

1,315

-

1,303

Deferred tax asset

 

8,078

6,750

7,999

Restricted cash

 

-

16

28

 

 

50,911

52,542

50,059

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

2,017

3,096

1,297

Trade and other receivables

 

3,829

3,964

3,081

Cash and cash equivalents

 

50

201

105

 

 

5,896

7,261

4,483

Total assets

 

56,807

59,803

55,542

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(8.645)

(8,501)

(7,846)

Other financial liabilities

 

-

(407)

(122)

Provisions

 

(152)

(85)

(94)

Borrowings

 

(2,947)

(1,557)

(1,218)

 

 

(11,744)

(10,550)

(9,280)

Net current liabilities

 

(5,848)

(3,289)

(4,797)

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

VAT payable

 

(885)

-

(1,383)

Other financial liabilities & payables

 

(636)

(120)

(644)

Provisions

 

(4,745)

(4,684)

(4,412)

Borrowings

 

(4,129)

(2,905)

(3,963)

 

(10,395)

(7,709)

(10,402)

Total liabilities

 

(22,140)

(18,259)

(19,682)

Net assets

 

34,668

41,544

34,860

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Called-up share capital

 

4,054

4,210

4,054

Share premium

 

151,470

151,314

151,470

Merger reserve

 

(282)

(282)

(282)

Other reserve

 

333

333

333

Currency translation reserve

 

(47,359)

(46.645)

(47,770)

Accumulated loss

 

(73,548)

(67,386)

(72,945)

Total equity

 

34,668

41,544

34,860

The financial information was approved and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 30 August 2019 and were signed on its behalf by:

Aidar Assaubayev – Chief Executive Officer

ALTYN PLC

Consolidated statement of changes of equity

 

 

Share
capital

Share
premium

Merger
reserve

Currency
translation
reserve

Other
reserves

Accumulated
losses

 

Total

Unaudited

US$'000

US$'000

US'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

At 1 January 2019

4,054

151,470

(282)

(47,770)

333

(72,945)

34,860

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(603)

(603)

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

-

-

-

411

-

-

411

Total comprehensive profit for the period

-

-

-

411

-

(603)

(192)

At 30 June 2019

4,054

151,470

(282)

(47,359)

333

(73,548)

34,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

US$'000

US$'000

US'000

US$'000

US$’000

US$'000

US$'000

At 1 January 2018

3,886

141,918

(282)

(44,618)

333

(67,989)

33,248

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

603

603

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

-

-

-

(2,027)

-

-

(2,027)

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

(2,027)

-

603

(1,424)

Equity shares issued

324

9,396

-

-

-

-

9,720

At 30 June 2018

4,210

151,314

(282)

(46,645)

333

(67,386)

41,544

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audited

US$'000

US$'000

US'000

US$'000

US$’000

US$'000

US$'000

At 1 January 2018

3,886

141,918

(282)

(44,618)

333

(67,989)

33,248

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

(4,288)

(4,288)

Other comprehensive loss

-

-

-

(3,152)

-

-

(3,152)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

(3,152)

-

(4,288)

(7,440)

Conversion of bonds into shares

168

9,552

-

-

-

(668)

9,052

At 31 December 2018

4,054

151,470

(282)

(47,770)

333

(72,945)

34,860

ALTYN PLC

Notes to the consolidated financial information

 

 

 

Six months ended 30
June 2019

Six months ended 30
June 2018

Year ended 31
December 2018

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

unaudited

 

(audited)

Note

US$’000

US$’000

US$’000

Net cash inflow from operating activities

7

352

2,504

940

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(2,291)

(2,397)

(1,108)

Disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

-

-

264

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(2,291)

(2,397)

(844)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

Loans received

 

2,023

-

151

Loans and Interest paid

 

(139)

(610)

(710)

Net cash flow from/(used in) financing activities

 

1,884

(610)

(559)

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(55)

(503)

(463)

Foreign currency translation

-

-

(136)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period/year

 

105

704

704

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period/year

 

50

201

105

1. Basis of preparation

General

Altyn Plc is registered and domiciled in England and Wales, whose shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.

The interim financial results for the period ended 30 June 2019 are unaudited. The financial information contained within this report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined by Section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

This interim financial information of the Company and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) for the six months ended 30 June 2019 have been prepared, in accordance with IAS34 ( interim financial statements) and on a basis consistent with the accounting policies set out in the Group's consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018. It has not been audited, does not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Group's consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018. The 2018 annual report and accounts, as filed with the Registrar of Companies, received an unqualified opinion from the auditors.

The financial information is presented in US Dollars and has been prepared under the historical cost convention.

The same accounting policies, presentation and method of computation are followed in this consolidated financial information as were applied in the Group's latest annual financial statements except that in the current financial year, the Group has adopted a number of revised Standards and Interpretations. However, none of these have had a material impact on the Group.

In addition, the IASB has issued a number of IFRS and IFRIC amendments or interpretations since the last annual report was published. It is not expected that any of these will have a material impact on the Group.

Going concern

The current cash position is sufficient to cover ongoing operating and administrative expenditure for the next 12 months from the date these accounts were released.

The Directors consider that the cash generated from its operations from the Company’s producing assets to be sufficient to cover the expenses of running the Company’s business for the foreseeable future.

In terms of financing the underground development, the Company will not be incurring any substantial capital expenditure until further capital funds are raised under terms acceptable to the Company. The Company is currently in advanced discussions with a Kazakh bank in order to obtain the necessary finance.

The Company has therefore adopted the going concern basis in the preparation of these financial statements.

Directors Responsibility Statement and Report on Principal Risks and Uncertainties

Responsibility statement

The Board confirms to the best of their knowledge:

The condensed set of financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU;

The interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by:

DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosures and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during the period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

The Company’s management has analysed the risks and uncertainties and has in place control systems that monitor daily the performance of the business via key performance indicators. Certain factors are beyond the control of the Company such as the fluctuations in the price of gold and possible political upheaval. However, the Company is aware of these factors and tries to mitigate these as far as possible. In relation to the gold price the Company is pushing to achieve a lower cost base in order to minimise possible downward pressure of gold prices on profitability. In addition, it maintains close relationships with the Kazakhstan authorities in order to minimise bureaucratic delays and problems.

Risks and uncertainties identified by the Company are set out on page 8 and 9 of the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. There have been no significant changes in the first half of 2019 to the principal risks and uncertainties as set out in the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts and these are as follows:

  • Fiscal changes in Kazakhstan
  • No access to capital / funding for Sekisovskoye or Karasuyskoye
  • Commodity price risk
  • Currency risk
  • Changes to mining code in Kazakhstan
  • Reliance on operating in one country
  • Reliant on one operating mine
  • Technical difficulties associated with developing the underground mine at Sekisovskoye
  • Failure to achieve production estimates

2. (Loss)/profit per ordinary share

Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period. The weighted average number of ordinary shares and retained (loss)/profit for the financial period for calculating the basic loss per share for the period are as follows:

 

Six months
ended 30
June 2019

Six months
ended 30
June 2018

Year ended
31 December
2018

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

The basic weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period

2,567,875,463

2,528,508,797

2,567,875,463

 

2. (Loss)/profit per ordinary share

 

 

 

The (loss)/profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders (US$’000s)

(603)

603

4,054

The potential number of shares which could be issued following the conversion of the bonds currently outstanding amounts to approximately 198m shares being issued on conversion.

3. Intangible assets

Teren-Sai
Geological data

Exploration and
evaluation costs

US$'000

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

 

 

1 January 2018

11,424

3,326

14,750

Additions

-

-

-

Amortisation capitalised

-

581

581

Currency translation adjustment

(338)

-

(338)

30 June 2018

11,086

3,907

14,993

Additions

-

1,605

1,605

Amortisation capitalised

-

520

520

Currency translation adjustment

(1,197)

(113)

(1,310)

December 2018

 

9,889

5,919

15,808

Amortisation capitalised

-

501

501

Currency translation adjustment

112

62

174

 

 

 

 

30 June 2019

10,001

6,482

16,483

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation

 

 

 

1 January 2018

2,869

-

2,869

Charge for the period

581

-

581

Currency translation adjustment

(98)

-

(98)

30 June 2018

3,352

-

3,352

Charge for the period

520

-

520

Currency translation adjustment

(402)

 

(402)

31 December 2018

3,470

-

3,470

Charge for the period

501

-

501

Currency translation adjustment

31

-

31

30 June 2019

4,002

-

4,002

 

 

 

 

Net books values

 

 

 

30 June 2018

7,734

3,907

11,641

31 December 2018

6,419

5,919

12,338

30 June 2019

5,999

6,482

12,481

The intangible assets relate to the historic geological information pertaining to the Teren-Sai (formerly Karasuyskoye) ore fields. The ore fields are located in close proximity to the current open pit and underground mining operations of Sekisovskoye. In May 2016 the Company was awarded an exploration and evaluation contract, which is valid for six years, with a right to extend for a further 4 years. Ongoing costs in relation to exploration and evaluation are capitalised. The Company is in the process of carrying out a detailed Competent Persons Report on the site, the results of which are expected shortly.

4. Property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

Mining
properties and
leases

Freehold land
and
buildings

Plant,
Equipment
fixtures and
fittings

Assets under
construction

Total

US$000

US$000

US$000

US$000

US$000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

1 January 2018

10,843

26,751

20,074

2,106

59,774

Additions

1,837

2

141

417

2,397

Disposals

-

-

(262)

-

(262)

Transfers

389

7

8

(404)

-

Currency translation adjustment

(488)

(686)

(679)

-

(1,853)

30 June 2018

12,581

26,074

19,282

2,119

60,056

Additions

1,103

 

7

304

1,414

Disposals

-

(1)

(2,921)

-

(2,922)

Transfers

(389)

1,487

33

(1,257)

(126)

Currency translation adjustment

(1,565)

(3,079)

(1,653)

(188)

(6,485)

31 December 2018

11,730

24,481

14,748

978

51,937

Additions

1,451

-

652

189

2,292

Disposals

-

(4)

(27)

-

(31)

Transfers

 

 

 

(221)

(221)

Currency translation adjustment

136

236

135

11

518

30 June 2019

13,317

24,713

15,508

957

54,495

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

1 January 2018

2,306

7,260

15,045

-

24,611

Charge for the period

124

1,254

839

-

2,217

Disposals

-

-

(147)

-

(147)

Currency translation adjustment

(65)

(240)

(455)

-

(760)

30 June 2018

2,365

8,274

15,282

-

25,921

Charge for the period

127

988

569

-

1,684

Disposals

 

(1)

(1,294)

 

(1,295)

Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation adjustment

(272)

(970)

(1,522)

-

(2,764)

31 December 2018

2,220

8,291

13,035

-

23,546

Charge for the period

122

1,050

440

-

1,612

Disposals

-

(3)

(23)

-

(26)

Currency translation adjustment

21

184

121

-

326

30 June 2019

2,363

9,522

13,573

-

25,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Values

 

 

 

 

 

1 January 2018

8,537

19,491

5,029

2,106

35,163

30 June 2018

10,216

17,800

4,000

2,119

34,135

31 December 2018

9,510

16,190

1,713

978

28,391

30 June 2019

10,954

15,191

1,935

957

29,037

The additions in the period relate to the continuing works associated with the underground mine.

5. Reserves

A description and purpose of reserves is given below:

Reserve

 

Description and purpose

   

Share capital

 

Amount of the contributions made by shareholders in return for the issue of shares.

   

Share premium

 

Amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value.

   

Share based payment

 

Amount accrued in relation to the share based payment charge relating to the share options issued.

   

Merger Reserve

 

Reserve created on application of merger accounting under a previous GAAP.

   

Currency translation reserve

 

Gains/losses arising on re-translating the net assets of overseas operations into US Dollars.

   

Accumulated losses

 

Cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the consolidated statement of financial position.

6. Related party transactions

Remuneration of key management personnel

The remuneration of the Directors, who are the key management personnel of the Group, is set out below in aggregate for each of the categories specified in IAS 24 - “Related Party Disclosures”. The total amount remaining unpaid with respect to remuneration of key management personnel amounted to US$148,000 (December 2017 US$127,000).

 

Six months
ended 30
June 2019

Six months
ended 30
June 2018

Year to
December
2018

 

US$

US$

US$

Short term employee benefits

54,600

73,500

189,956

 

54,600

73,500

189,956

Social security costs

3.450

7,132

13,469

 

58,050

80,632

203,425

During the period, the Company entered into the following transactions in which the Assaubayev family have an interest:

  • An amount is owing to Asia Mining Group of US$458,000, (H1 30 June 2018: US$522,000) and is included within trade payables.
  • Loans at an average in interest rate of 7% were made to the subsidiaries by Amrita Investments Limited. The total amount currently outstanding including accrued interest amounts to US$1,078,000 (31 December 2018 US$850,000), the loans are repayable on demand or by 31 December 2019, however the management of Amrita have confirmed that the repayments will only be repaid if cash resources permit.
  • During the period a member of the Assaubayev family loaned a subsidiary of the parent Company an amount of US$1,050,000 on an interest free basis on demand basis, but only to be repaid if cash resources permit.
  • The Company has in issue a convertible bond issued to African Resources Limited which carries a coupon rate of 10% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on 29 February and 29 July each year. Unless the bonds are re-purchased and cancelled redeemed or converted prior to the scheduled maturity date, they will be repaid in February 2021 at their principal amount. At 30 June 2019 an amount of US$2.2m, including accrued interest was payable on the remaining bonds.

The transactions incurred by the Company were on normal commercial terms.

7. Notes to the cash flow statement

 

Six months
ended 30 June
2019
(unaudited)
US$000's

Six months
ended 30 June
2018
(unaudited)
US$000's

Year ended
31 December
2018
(audited)
US $000's

(Loss)/profit before taxation

(603)

603

(3,965)

Adjusted for

 

 

 

Finance expense

507

596

1,055

Depreciation of tangible fixed assets

1,612

2,217

3,901

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(720)

(1,383)

332

Decrease in other financial liabilities

(122)

(92)

(277)

(Increase)/decrease in trade receivables

(733)

41

1,432

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other payables

418

4

(1,701)

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

5

135

301

Fair value adjustment

-

-

228

Foreign currency translation

(12)

383

196

Cash inflow from operations

 

2,504

940

Income taxes

-

-

-

 

352

2,504

940

8. Events after the balance sheet date

There were no significant post balance sheet events to report.

This report will be available on our website at www.altyn.uk

ALTYN PLC

Company information

 

Directors

 

Kanat Assaubayev

Aidar Assaubayev

Sanzhar Assaubayev

Ashar Qureshi

Victor Shkolnik

 

Chairman

Chief executive officer

Executive director

Non-executive director

Non-executive director

Secretary

 

Rajinder Basra

Registered office and number

 

Company number: 05048549

28 Eccleston Square

London

SW1V 1NZ

Telephone: +44 208 932 2455

Company website

 

www.altyn.uk

Kazakhstan office

 

10 Novostroyevskaya

Sekisovskoye Village

Kazakhstan

Telephone: +7 (0) 72331 27927

Fax: +7 (0) 72331 27933

Auditor

 

BDO LLP,

55 Baker Street,

London W1U 7EU

Registrars

 

Neville Registrars

18 Laurel Lane

Halesowen

West Midlands B63 3DA

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 585 1131

Bankers

 

NatWest Bank plc

London City Commercial Business Centre

7th Floor, 280 Bishopsgate

London

EC2M 4RB

 

LTG Bank AG

Herrengasse 12

FL-9490, Vaduz

Principal of Liechtenstein

 

Short Name: Altyn Plc
Category Code: IR
Sequence Number: 674964
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20190830T184857+0100

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