American Resources Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
August 13, 2019 - American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: AREC), a supplier of raw materials to the rapidly growing global infrastructure marketplace, with a primary focus on the extraction, processing, transportation and distribution of metallurgical coal to the steel industry, today reported a net loss from operations of $3.35 million, or a loss of $0.14 per share, in the second quarter of 2019, compared with a net loss from operations of $1.99 million, or a loss of $2.23 per share, in the prior-year period. The Company earned adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, accretion on asset retirement obligations, non-operating expenses, and development costs (‘adjusted EBITDA”) of $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, as compared with adjusted EBITDA loss of $.68 million for the second quarter of 2018. Revenues totaled $9.34 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 versus $7.02 million in the prior-year quarter.
“The market for our coal qualities remained strong in the second quarter and we continue to work hard and focus on increasing our production level to fulfill the contracted demand from our customers. We’re pleased with the thirty percent year-over-year production growth we achieved in the second quarter which resulted in an approximate thirty-two percent revenue growth over the same period,” stated Mark Jensen, Chairman and CEO of American Resources Corporation. “These solid results reflect the beginnings of our growth objectives and what our platform has been set up to deliver for our employees, customers and shareholders.”
The Company produced and sold 126,977 short tons of coal in the second quarter of 2019, 30.3% more than the second quarter of 2018.
Mark Jensen added, “Throughout the second quarter of 2019, we made some solid advancements in our organic growth plans. Most notably, we were able to bring our Carnegie 1 mine back into production after a period of development production which confirmed the appropriate mining style and equipment. We are in the process of ramping our production at Carnegie 1 under our enhanced mine plan to support long-term, expanded production. We expect to have Carnegie 1 running at our expected capacity of 32,000 - 42,000 clean tons per month later this fall. Additionally, we continue to progress on enhancing our already producing mines, such as Mine #15 and Access Energy, to increase production and efficiencies. Once completed, we will be focusing on advancing our organic production growth by bringing our next round of mines online to feed our McCoy Elkhorn Coal and Deane Mining complexes. These mines consist of our Carnegie 2, PointRock, Elk 2 and Classic mines that we have already begun development work on and should begin to see production from this phase of growth later this year and early 2020.”
Total revenues were $9,342,126 for the second quarter of 2019, which increased 33 percent from $7,023,040 in the second quarter of 2018.
Cost of sales (includes mining, transportation, , and processing costs,) for the second quarter of 2019 were $5,654,568, or 60.5 percent of total revenues, compared to $4,619,675, or 65.8% of total revenue in the same period of 2018.
General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2019 were $990,918 for the second quarter of 2019, or 10.6 percent of total revenue. Depreciation for the second quarter of 2019 were $804,889, or 8.6 percent of total revenue. American Resources incurred interest expense of $447,989 during the second quarter of 2019 compared to $311,295 during the second quarter of 2018. Development costs during the quarter were $2,887,448, compared to $1,600,117 in the first quarter of 2019.
The Company did not incur any income tax expense as it was able to utilize its available net operating losses (“NOL”) carried forward from prior periods of approximately $2,027,765 as of December 31, 2018.
As previously stated, based on American Resources’ organic growth from its already owned infrastructure, controlled mining permits and its capital investment schedule, the company is maintaining its 2020 production forecast range of 2.2 to 2.8 million tons.
About American Resources Corporation
American Resources Corporation is a supplier of raw materials to the rapidly growing global infrastructure marketplace. The company’s primary focus is on the extraction, processing, transportation and selling of metallurgical coal and pulverized coal injection (PCI) to the steel industry. The company operations are based in the Central Appalachian basin of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia where premium quality metallurgical products are located.
The company’s business model is based on running a streamlined and efficient operation to economically extract and deliver resources to meet its customers’ demands. By running operations with low or no legacy costs, American Resources Corporation works to maximize margins for its investors while being able to scale its operations to meet the growth of the global infrastructure market.
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