Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) announced that its second quarter results for 2012 include a net loss of $54.6 million.
As quoted in the press release:
The second quarter loss includes $13.5 million ($0.06 per share) of abnormal mining costs, an other operating expense of $21.0 million ($0.09 per share) for Kumtor’s contribution to a national micro-credit financing program in the Kyrgyz Republic in April and a charge of $7.2 million ($0.03 per share) for a gold metal reconciliation adjustment of the stockpiles at Kumtor. For the same period in 2011, the Company recorded net earnings of $71.1 million or $0.30 per common share based on revenues of $243.8 million in the same quarter last year reflecting significantly higher gold production and sales.
Ian Atkinson, president and CEO of Centerra, commented:
As expected, our gold production was down for the second quarter. While Kumtor continues with its mitigation plan of moving the ice and waste material to allow access to the SB Zone on the southeast side of the pit, we continue the prestripping in the southwest portion of the pit and are on track to be in ore by mid-September. We expect to achieve our annual production guidance of 450,000 to 470,000 ounces of gold.