Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK)(OTCQX:CROCF)(
Commenting on these results, Chantal Lavoie, President and CEO of the Company said, "The fourth quarter results continue to support Crocodile Gold's growth objectives. I am pleased to announce that the Company has achieved its production guidance with 155,000 ounces produced in 2012 and cash costs in line with forecasted figures. I believe that we have now built a stable base upon which to profitably grow gold production. We expect production in 2013 to exceed 2012 levels by 10%-15% as Cosmo enters into commercial production in the first quarter of 2013 and as we move other new projects forward."
Crocodile Gold has posted revenues of $101,770,213 for the fourth quarter of 2012 on gold sales of 59,541 ounces, a sequential increase of 26% over the third quarter gold sales of 47,121 ounces.
The mine operating earnings in the fourth quarter were $12,410,636 compared to $7,028,408 for the third quarter, an increase of 77%. The cash cost per ounce of gold sold in the fourth quarter was $998 per ounce sold, compared to $1,176 per ounce sold in the third quarter.
Cash costs have been positively impacted by strong gold sales and contained operating costs with average annual cash costs of $1,167.
Cash generated from operations for the fourth quarter was $39,143,792, up 20% from $32,511,747 in the previous quarter. The increase in cash from operations was driven by strong gold production, a robust gold price environment and diligent cost management.