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Financial Results (Consolidated Statement of Operations appended below)
For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company generated revenue totaling $208.1 million (2011 - $128.0 million). During the year, the Company sold 4,815,073 oz silver and 35,167 oz gold at realized prices of $30.99 and $1,674 per oz respectively as compared to sales of 2,838,784 oz silver and 17,044 oz gold at realized prices of $35.61 and $1,570 per oz respectively in 2011.
After cost of sales of $130.1 million (2011 - $59.2 million), mine operating earnings amounted to $78.0 million (2011 - $68.8 million) from mining and milling operations in Mexico.
Excluding depreciation and depletion of $29.7 million (2011 - $17.1 million), stock-based compensation of $0.5 million (2011- $0.5 million), and a write-down of inventory of $6.2 million (2011- $nil), mine operating cash flow before taxes was $114.4 million (2011 - $86.3 million) in 2012. Operating earnings were $47.5 million (2010 - $15.6 million) and the Company incurred net earnings for the year ended December 31, 2012 of $53.6 million (2011-$47.5 million).
Net earnings include a mark-to-market derivative liability loss related to share purchase warrants issued in 2009 denominated in Canadian dollars, while the Company's functional currency is the US dollar. Under IFRS, these warrants are classified and accounted for as financial liability at fair market value with adjustments recognized through net earnings. The appreciation of these warrants resulted in a derivative liability gain of $1.9 million (2011 - loss of $13.7 million). Therefore, adjusted earnings were $40.2 million ($0.42 per share) compared to $32.4 million ($0.37 per share).
Cash cost, net of gold by-product credits, increased 44% to $7.33 per oz silver produced (2011 - $5.08). The increased cash cost per ounce was largely due to the acquisition of the El Cubo mine, a low-grade, high-cost mining operation. Similar to Guanacevi and Bolanitos, Endeavour sees strong potential to turn El Cubo into a high-grade, low-cost, long life underground mine because the new reserve grades for silver and gold at El Cubo are 78% and 51% higher respectively compared to the current production grades, and because of Endeavour's experience at discovering new high-grade ore-bodies, developing new mines into production and expanding both production tonnes and ore grades at Guanacevi and Bolanitos.
In addition to the acquisition of El Cubo, the Company invested a total of $66.2 million in capital expenditures on property, plant and equipment during 2012. Approximately $19.3 million was invested at Guanacevi, including $12.6 million for 7.3 kilometres (km) of mine development, $1.3 million on processing facilities, $4.8 million on mine equipment and $0.6 million on office equipment, building upgrades and vehicles. The mine equipment capital was primarily for underground equipment, pumps, ventilation, and electrical systems.
A total of $31.3 million was invested at Bolanitos including $18.5 million for significant reserve delineation and 8.5 km of mine development in the Lucero mine area to support 1,600 tpd of mine output. Another $6.6 million was spent on the plant expansion providing capacity of 1,600 tpd, while ensuring the optionality of further plant expansions. Additionally $4.6 million was spent on mine equipment and $1.6 million on office equipment, building upgrades and light vehicles. The mine equipment expenditure was to expand the mobile equipment fleet for increased production, to purchase communications and rescue equipment and rehabilitate the Asuncion shaft. The expenditures on office equipment include software upgrades and the building expenditures include refurbishing the Asuncion head frame.
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