FINANCIAL POSITION AND LIQUIDITY
Cash Position and Liquidity
As at March 31, 2013, the Company had cash of $24.8 million compared to cash of $19.7 million and short term money market investments of $15.0 million for a total of $34.7 million in cash and money market investments as at December 31, 2012. Working capital (excess current assets over current liabilities) was $115.8 million as at March 31, 2013 compared to $127.2 million as at December 31, 2012.
The Company's total assets as at March 31, 2013 were $708.1 million compared with $729.4 million as at December 31, 2012. The Company's non-current liabilities as at March 31, 2013 were $103.1 million compared with $103.8 million as at December 31, 2012.
Consistent with the Company's capital risk management strategy, the Company expects to have sufficient liquidity and capital resources to meet its ongoing obligations and future contractual commitments for at least twelve months from the end of the March 31, 2013 reporting period. The Company expects its liquidity to remain sufficient based on existing capital resources and estimated income from mining operations. Liquidity beyond the twelve month period is dependent on the success of the recommencement of operations and ongoing demand and prices in the coal market. On March 22, 2013, the Company recommenced mining activities at the Ovoot Tolgoi Mine. The Company continues to minimize uncommitted capital expenditures and exploration expenditures in order to preserve the Company's financial resources.
During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Mongolian Independent Authority Against Corruption (the "IAAC") informed the Company that orders, placing restrictions on certain of its Mongolian assets, had been imposed in connection with its continuing investigation.
The orders placing restrictions on certain of the Company's Mongolian assets could ultimately result in an event of default of the Company's CIC convertible debenture. This matter remains under review by the Company and its advisers but to date, it is the Company's view that this would not result in an event of default as defined under the CIC convertible debenture terms. However, in the event that the orders result in an event of default of the Company's CIC convertible debenture that remains uncured for ten business days, the principal amount owing and all accrued and unpaid interest will become immediately due and payable upon notice to the Company by CIC.
The orders relate to certain items of operating equipment and infrastructure and the Company's Mongolian bank accounts. The orders related to the operating equipment and infrastructure restricts the sale of these items; however, the orders do not restrict the use of these items in the Company's mining activities. The orders related to the Company's Mongolian bank accounts restrict the use of in-country funds. While the orders restrict the use of in-country funds pending outcome of the investigation, they are not expected to have any material impact on the Company's activities.
During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company determined that an indicator of impairment existed for its property, plant and equipment related to the Ovoot Tolgoi Mine. The impairment indicator was the continued weakness in the Company's share price.
Therefore, the Company conducted an impairment test whereby the carrying values of the Company's property, plant and equipment, including mineral properties, related to the Ovoot Tolgoi Mine were compared to their "value-in-use" using a discounted future cash flow valuation model as at March 31, 2013. The Company's property, plant and equipment, including mineral properties, totaled $512.1 million as at March 31, 2013.
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