Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Horizonte Minerals LSE:HZM London Ordinary Share GB00B11DNM70 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.025p +0.62% 4.05p 3.90p 4.20p - - - 4,075,425 16:30:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 0.0 -1.7 -0.2 - 47.46

Horizonte Minerals PLC Interim Results

11/08/2017 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


Horizonte Minerals (LSE:HZM)
Historical Stock Chart

3 Months : From Jul 2017 to Oct 2017

Click Here for more Horizonte Minerals Charts.

TIDMHZM

RNS Number : 7178N

Horizonte Minerals PLC

11 August 2017

Horizonte Minerals plc / Index: AIM and TSX / Epic: HZM / Sector: Mining

NEWS RELEASE

11 August 2017

INTERIM RESULTS

_____________________________________________________________________

Horizonte Minerals Plc, (AIM: HZM, TSX: HZM) ('Horizonte' or 'the Company') the nickel development company focused in Brazil, announces its unaudited financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the same period.

Both of the above have been posted on the Company's website at www.horizonteminerals.com and are also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Chairman's Statement

The first half of 2017 has been focussed on the commencement of the Feasibility Study for our Araguaia Nickel Project which we are developing as Brazil's next ferro-nickel mine. This follows the transaction with Glencore to acquire the adjacent Serra do Tapa project, creating one of the largest and highest-grade nickel saprolite projects globally, in a good mining jurisdiction and a region with good infrastructure. Following significant progress made to date this year, the Araguaia Feasibility Study is now at an advanced stage with a number of the principal work streams over 50% complete for a 14,500tpa ferro-nickel operation with a 28-year life of mine.

Having completed a GBP9 million fundraise in December 2016, which saw us add key strategic institutional investors to our share register, we hit the ground running in January 2017 with the appointment of a Feasibility Study Manager, Wagner Oliveira, who has extensive ferro-nickel experience including being part of the team that lead the design and construction of Anglo American's Barro Alto ferronickel mine in Brazil. Key contracts have also been awarded to several leading consultants including Worley Parsons, Snowden Mining Industry Consultants, and Environmental Resources Management (ERM), creating a strong team to deliver the Feasibility Study.

During the period, a 30 hole pre-excavation drilling programme was completed over the trial excavation site which successfully confirmed the high-grade nature of the Araguaia ore and targeted an area that would be representative of the first five to eight years mine life. The trial excavation programme is nearing completion which is targeting the removal of approximately 20,000 tonnes of ore down to a depth of around 14 metres utilising two 35 tonne excavators and four 35 tonne trucks. The results of this programme, together with the high-grade drilling results will be fed into the Feasibility Study which is on track to be delivered in Q4 2017 into Q1 2018.

Progress has been made during the period by our sustainability team at Araguaia with socio-economic activities progressing positively. As a result, we will shortly be submitting the documents for the Installation Licence which upon award will allow mine construction to commence.

The Company held cash balances of GBP5.6m as at the end of period, meaning we are fully funded to complete the Feasibility Study and beyond.

Despite nickel prices hitting a new six-month low in April of this year, Morgan Stanley and UBS have continued to highlight the base metal as its preferred commodity for 2017. Unlike pricing for other metals, which have recovered significantly from the levels experienced during the lows of the mining cycle, nickel is yet to catch up, and indeed until recently has continued to fall. This presents investors, as Morgan Stanley analyst Menno Sanderse puts it, "with an ideal opportunity to benefit from the recovery when it takes place in the near future."

With the market moving into deficit after five years of over-supply, the nickel price is currently on the rise, reaching a near four-month high in July on renewed supply worries and higher stainless steel prices, albeit from a lower level due to recent political instability in the Philippines which caused the most recent dive. In terms of drivers, nickel is primarily used in stainless steel production, although an Electric Vehicle revolution would add a new driver to the market considering Mr. Musk's comments last year that his lithium ion batteries should be called nickel-graphite batteries as there are c. 11kg contained nickel in a 250kg EV battery. Indeed, Macquarie recently noted that "nickel use in batteries could more than double over the next 10 years from around 70kt to close to 160-170kt", although it is not expected to overtake the stainless-steel market as the primary driver in the mid-term.

As we move into the second half of 2017, Horizonte is well positioned to take full advantage of the positive sentiment in the nickel market as the Araguaia feasibility moves into the final phase. The value of Araguaia, comprising high grade and resource size will only increase as it is further de-risked. A Tier 1 asset such as this will no doubt attract the attention of nickel producers for whom the development pipeline is bare. Meanwhile we look forward to updating you as we progress this project for maximum benefit for our shareholders.

David Hall

Chairman

10 August 2017

Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

 
                                                         6 months ended                       3 months ended 
                                                             30 June                              30 June 
                                                      2017                   2016          2017                   2016 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
                                                 Unaudited   Unaudited (Restated)     Unaudited   Unaudited (Restated) 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
                                       Notes           GBP                    GBP           GBP                    GBP 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 Continuing operations 
 Revenue                                                 -                      -             -                      - 
 Cost of sales                                           -                      -             -                      - 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 
 Gross profit                                            -                      -             -                      - 
 
 Administrative expenses                         (654,548)              (385,028)     (376,487)              (200,938) 
 Charge for share options granted                 (78,810)               (18,184)      (28,424)                (9,092) 
 Change in value of contingent 
  consideration                                    153,095              (148,706)       120,885              (109,008) 
 Gain/(Loss) on foreign exchange                 (245,553)                 80,300     (141,613)                 35,988 
 Other losses - Impairment of 
 available for sale assets                               -                      -             -                      - 
 
 
 Loss from operations                            (825,816)              (471,618)     (425,639)              (283,050) 
 
 Finance income                                      7,448                  2,964         6,825                    909 
 Finance costs                                   (116,944)              (110,409)      (58,758)               (55,204) 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 
 Loss before taxation                            (935,312)              (579,063)     (477,572)              (337,345) 
 
 Taxation                                                -                      -             -                      - 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 
 Loss for the year from continuing 
  operations                                     (935,312)              (579,063)     (477,572)              (337,345) 
====================================  ======  ============  =====================  ============  ===================== 
 
 Other comprehensive income 
 Items that may be reclassified 
 subsequently to profit or loss 
 Change in value of available for 
 sale financial assets                                   -                      -             -                      - 
 Currency translation differences on 
  translating foreign operations               (2,196,597)              9,018,737   (2,499,362)              4,903,938 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 
   Other comprehensive income for 
   the period, net of tax                      (2,196,597)              9,018,737   (2,499,362)              4,903,938 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 Total comprehensive income for the 
 period 
 attributable to equity holders of 
  the Company                                  (3,131,909)              8,439,674   (2,976,934)              4,566,593 
------------------------------------  ------  ------------  ---------------------  ------------  --------------------- 
 
 Earnings per share from continuing 
 operations attributable to the 
 equity holders of the Company 
 
 Basic and diluted (pence per share)       9       (0.080)                (0.086)       (0.041)                (0.036) 
 
 
 

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

 
                                           30 June    31 December 
                                              2017           2016 
                                         Unaudited        Audited 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
                              Notes            GBP            GBP 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Assets 
 Non-current assets 
 Intangible assets                6     32,517,929     32,017,796 
 Property, plant 
  & equipment                                  264            862 
                                        32,518,193     32,018,658 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Current assets 
 Trade and other 
  receivables                               36,286         35,493 
 Cash and cash equivalents               5,655,064      9,317,781 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
                                         5,691,350      9,353,274 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Total assets                           38,209,543     41,371,932 
===========================  ======  =============  ============= 
 Equity and liabilities 
 Equity attributable 
  to owners of the 
  parent 
 Issued capital                   7     11,719,343     11,719,343 
 Share premium                    7     35,747,912     35,767,344 
 Other reserves                          2,270,467      4,467,064 
 Accumulated losses                   (15,755,799)   (14,899,297) 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Total equity                           33,981,923     37,054,454 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Liabilities 
 Non-current liabilities 
 Contingent consideration                3,606,891      3,643,042 
 Deferred tax liabilities                  263,143        282,450 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
                                         3,870,034      3,925,492 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Current liabilities 
 Trade and other 
  payables                                 357,586        391,986 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
                                                          391,986 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Total liabilities                       4,227,620      4,317,478 
---------------------------  ------  -------------  ------------- 
 Total equity and 
  liabilities                           38,209,543     41,371,932 
===========================  ======  =============  ============= 
 
 

Condensed statement of changes in shareholders' equity

 
                                        Attributable to the owners of the 
                                                      parent 
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                             Share        Share    Accumulated         Other 
                           capital      premium         losses      reserves         Total 
                               GBP          GBP            GBP           GBP           GBP 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 As at 1 January 
  2016 (Restated)        6,712,044   31,252,708   (13,477,853)   (4,848,116)    19,638,783 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Comprehensive 
  income 
 Loss for 
  the period                     -            -      (579,063)             -     (579,063) 
 Other comprehensive 
  income 
 Impairment                      -            -              -             -             - 
  of available 
  for sale 
  assets 
 Currency 
  translation 
  differences                    -            -              -     9,018,737     9,018,737 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total comprehensive 
  income                         -            -      (579,063)     9,018,737     8,439,674 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Transactions 
  with owners 
 Share based 
  payments                       -            -         18,184             -        18,184 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total transactions 
  with owners                    -            -         18,184             -        18,184 
 As at 30 
  June 2016 
  (unaudited) 
  (Restated)             6,712,044   31,252,708   (14,038,732)     4,170,621    28,096,641 
=====================  ===========  ===========  =============  ============  ============ 
 
                                        Attributable to the owners of the 
                                                      parent 
                       ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                             Share        Share    Accumulated         Other 
                           capital      premium         losses      reserves         Total 
                               GBP          GBP            GBP           GBP           GBP 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 
 As at 1 January 
  2017                  11,719,343   35,767,344   (14,899,297)     4,467,064    37,054,454 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Comprehensive 
  income 
 Loss for 
  the period                     -            -      (935,312)                   (935,312) 
 Other comprehensive 
  income 
 Impairment                      -            -              - 
  of available 
  for sale 
  assets 
 Currency 
  translation 
  differences                    -            -              -   (2,196,597)   (2,196,597) 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total comprehensive 
  income                         -            -      (935,312)   (2,196,597)   (3,131,909) 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Transactions 
  with owners 
 Share based 
  payments                       -            -         78,810             -        78,810 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Share issue 
  costs                          -     (19,432)              -             -      (19,432) 
---------------------  -----------  -----------  -------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Total transactions 
  with owners                    -     (19,432)         78,810             -        59,378 
 As at 30 
  June 2017 
  (unaudited)           11,719,343   35,747,912   (15,755,799)     2,270,467    33,981,923 
=====================  ===========  ===========  =============  ============  ============ 
 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 
                                                              6 months ended              3 months ended 
                                                                  30 June                     30 June 
-----------------------------------------------------   --------------------------  -------------------------- 
                                                                2017          2016          2017          2016 
-----------------------------------------------------   ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
                                                           Unaudited     Unaudited     Unaudited     Unaudited 
                                                                        (Restated)                  (Restated) 
-----------------------------------------------------   ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
                                                                 GBP           GBP           GBP           GBP 
 Cash flows from operating activities 
 Loss before taxation                                      (935,312)     (579,063)     (477,572)     (337,345) 
 Interest income                                             (7,448)       (2,964)       (6,825)         (909) 
 Finance costs                                               116,944       110,409         58758        55,204 
 Exchange differences                                        245,553      (80,300)       141,613      (35,988) 
 Employee share options charge                                78,810        18,184        28,424         9,092 
 Change in fair value of contingent consideration          (153,095)       148,706     (120,885)       109,008 
 Depreciation                                                    234           579            75           294 
------------------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Operating loss before changes in working capital          (654,314)     (384,449)     (376,412)     (200,644) 
 Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables            (793)        18,657        12,800         5,723 
 (Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables           (252,149)      (43,028)        24,812         3,842 
------------------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net cash outflow from operating activities                (907,256)     (408,820)     (338,800)     (191,079) 
======================================================  ============  ============  ============  ============ 
 Cash flows from investing activities 
 Purchase of intangible assets                           (2,497,924)     (751,986)   (1,664,272)     (359,011) 
 Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment               -             -             -             - 
 Interest received                                             7,448         2,964         6,825           909 
------------------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net cash used in investing activities                   (2,490,476)     (749,022)   (1,657,447)     (358,102) 
------------------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Cash flows from financing activities 
 Issue of shares                                                   -             -             -             - 
 Share issue costs                                          (19,432)             -             -             - 
-----------------------------------------------------   ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net cash used in financing activities                      (19,432)             -             -             - 
-----------------------------------------------------   ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents               (3,417,164)   (1,157,842)   (1,996,247)     (549,181) 
 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period          9,317,781     2,738,905     7,792,924     2,173,055 
 Exchange gain/(loss) on cash and cash equivalents         (245,553)        79,131     (141,613)        36,320 
------------------------------------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period            5,655,064     1,660,194    5,655,064)     1,660,194 
======================================================  ============  ============  ============  ============ 
 

Notes to the Financial Statements

1. General information

The principal activity of the Company and its subsidiaries (together 'the Group') is the exploration and development of precious and base metals. There is no seasonality or cyclicality of the Group's operations.

The Company's shares are listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The Company is incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom. The address of its registered office is 26 Dover Street London W1S 4LY.

2. Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards and in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements set out above do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of the Companies Act 2006. They have been prepared on a going concern basis in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union. Statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved by the Board of Directors on 16 March 2017 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those financial statements was unqualified.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company have not been audited or reviewed by the Company's auditor, BDO LLP.

Going concern

The Directors, having made appropriate enquiries, consider that adequate resources exist for the Group to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and that, therefore, it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2017.

Risks and uncertainties

The Board continuously assesses and monitors the key risks of the business. The key risks that could affect the Group's medium term performance and the factors that mitigate those risks have not substantially changed from those set out in the Group's 2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements, a copy of which is available on the Group's website: www.horizonteminerals.com and on Sedar: www.sedar.com The key financial risks are liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk, credit risk, price risk and interest rate risk.

Critical accounting estimates

The preparation of condensed consolidated interim financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the end of the reporting period. Significant items subject to such estimates are set out in note 4 of the Group's 2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements. The nature and amounts of such estimates have not changed significantly during the interim period.

Prior period restatement

As clearly set out in the 2016 audited annual report and the accompanying management discussion and analysis, which can be found on the company's website and also filed on Sedar, the company restated certain prior year numbers for the year ended 2015 and before. The result of this and applying a consistent methodology means that the 2016 quarterly information has been restated in line with the revised assumptions. These quarterly condensed unaudited financial statements have been restated to reflect the amended figures for the quarter ended 30 June 2016. The figures for 30 June 2017 are not affected.

3. Significant accounting policies

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention as modified by the revaluation of certain of the subsidiaries' assets and liabilities to fair value for consolidation purposes.

The same accounting policies, presentation and methods of computation have been followed in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements as were applied in the preparation of the Group's Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016.

4. Segmental reporting

The Group operates principally in the UK and Brazil, with operations managed on a project by project basis within each geographical area. Activities in the UK are mainly administrative in nature whilst the activities in Brazil relate to exploration and evaluation work. The reports used by the chief operating decision maker are based on these geographical segments.

 
 
   2017                               UK        Brazil         Total 
                                6 months      6 months      6 months 
                                   ended         ended         ended 
                                 30 June       30 June       30 June 
                                    2017          2017          2017 
                                     GBP           GBP           GBP 
--------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Revenue 
--------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Administrative expenses       (424,914)     (229,634)     (654,548) 
 Profit on foreign 
  exchange                     (224,641)      (20,912)     (245,553) 
 (Loss) from operations 
  per reportable segment       (649,555)     (250,546)     (906,101) 
 Inter segment revenues                -             -             - 
 Depreciation charges              (234)             -         (234) 
 Additions and foreign 
  exchange movements 
  to non-current assets                -       519,276       519,276 
 Reportable segment 
  assets                       5,631,052    32,578,490   38,209,543) 
 Reportable segment 
  liabilities                  3,623,391       604,229     4,227,620 
 
 
   2016                               UK        Brazil         Total 
                                6 months      6 months      6 months 
                                   ended         ended         ended 
                                 30 June       30 June       30 June 
                                    2016          2016          2016 
                                     GBP           GBP           GBP 
                              (Restated)    (Restated)    (Restated) 
--------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Revenue                               -             -             - 
--------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Administrative expenses       (256,251)     (128,777)     (385,028) 
  (Loss) on foreign 
   exchange                       63,320        16,980        80,300 
  (Loss) from operations 
   per reportable segment      (192,931)     (111,797)     (304,728) 
 Inter segment revenues                -       567,589       567,589 
 Depreciation charges              (519)          (61)         (579) 
 Additions and foreign 
  exchange movements 
  to non-current assets                -     8,175,863     8,175,863 
 Reportable segment 
  assets                       1,635,604    33,249,296    34,884,900 
 Reportable segment 
  liabilities                  5,848,311     2,220,821     8,069,132 
 
 
 
 
 
   2017                               UK      Brazil       Total 
                                3 months    3 months    3 months 
                                   ended       ended       ended 
                                 30 June     30 June     30 June 
                                    2017        2017        2017 
                                     GBP         GBP         GBP 
----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 Revenue 
----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 Administrative expenses       (272,223)   (104,264)   (376,487) 
 Profit on foreign exchange    (121,113)    (20,501)   (141,613) 
 (Loss) from operations 
  per                          (393,336)   (124,765)   (518,100) 
 reportable segment 
----------------------------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
 Inter segment revenues                -           - 
 Depreciation charges               (75)           -        (75) 
 Additions and foreign 
  exchange movements 
  to non-current assets                -   (648,305)   (648,305) 
 
 
 
 
 
   2016                                 UK        Brazil         Total 
                                  3 months      3 months      3 months 
                                     ended         ended         ended 
                                   30 June       30 June       30 June 
                                      2016          2016          2016 
                                       GBP           GBP           GBP 
                                (Restated)    (Restated)    (Restated) 
----------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Revenue                                 -             -             - 
----------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Administrative expenses         (113,961)      (86,977)     (200,938) 
 (Loss) on foreign exchange         25,808        10,180        35,988 
 (Loss) from operations 
  per                             (88,153)      (76,797)     (164,950) 
 reportable segment 
----------------------------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Inter segment revenues                  -       327,101       327,101 
 Depreciation charges                (259)          (35)         (294) 
 Additions and foreign 
  exchange movements 
  to non-current assets                  -     4,818,164     4,818,164 
 
 

A reconciliation of adjusted loss from operations per reportable segment to loss before tax is provided as follows:

 
                                   6 months      6 months    3 months      3 months 
                                      ended         ended       ended         ended 
                                    30 June       30 June     30 June       30 June 
                                       2017          2016        2017          2016 
                                        GBP           GBP         GBP           GBP 
                                               (Restated)                (Restated) 
-----------------------------    ----------  ------------  ----------  ------------ 
 Loss from operations 
  per reportable segment          (900,101)     (304,728)   (518,100)     (164,950) 
 - Change in fair 
  value of contingent 
  consideration                     153,095     (148,706)     120,885     (109,008) 
 - Charge for share 
  options granted                  (78,810)      (18,184)    (28,424)       (9,092) 
 - Impairment of available 
  for sale asset                          -             -           -             - 
 - Finance income                     7,448         2,964       6,825           909 
 - Finance costs                  (116,944)     (110,409)    (58,758)      (55,204) 
 Loss for the period 
  from continuing operations      (955,312)     (579,063)   (477,572)     (337,345) 
===============================  ==========  ============  ==========  ============ 
 
 
 
 

5. Change in Fair Value of Contingent Consideration

Contingent Consideration payable to the former owners of Teck Cominco Brasil S.A.

Contingent consideration payable to the former owners of Teck Cominco Brasil S.A. has a carrying value of GBP141,325 at 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016 (Restated: GBP176,453).

The fair value of the contingent consideration arrangement with the former owners of Teck Cominco Brasil S.A. was estimated at the acquisition date according to the probability and timing of when future taxable profits will arise against which the tax losses may be utilised in accordance with the terms of the acquisition agreement.

As explained in note 21 of the 2016 Annual Report the estimate of fair value was restated as at 31 December 2015 and all periods up to 31 December 2016. The critical assumptions underlying the fair value estimate are set out in note 4.3. Estimates were also based on the current rates of tax on profits in Brazil of 34% and a discount factor of 7.0% was applied to the future dates at which the tax losses will be utilised and consideration paid.

As at 30 June 2017, there was a finance expense of GBP5,050 (30 June 2016 Restated: GBP6,408) recognised in finance costs within the Condensed Statement of Comprehensive Income in respect of this contingent consideration arrangement, as the discount applied to the contingent consideration at the date of acquisition was unwound.

The cash flow model used to estimate the contingent consideration was adjusted, to take into account changed assumptions in the timing of cash flows as derived from the Pre-Feasibility Study as published by the Group in October 2016. The key assumptions underlying the cash flow model derived from the Pre-Feasibility Study as published by the Group in October 2016 are unchanged as at 30 June 2017. The change in the fair value of contingent consideration payable to the former owners of Teck Cominco Brasil S.A. generated a charge to profit or loss of GBP21,239 for the six months ended 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016 Restated: GBP36,623 charge) due to changes in the functional currency in which the liability is payable.

Contingent Consideration payable to Xstrata Brasil Mineração Ltda.

The contingent consideration payable to Xstrata Brasil Mineração Ltda has a carrying value of GBP3,246,242 at 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016: GBP3,244,253). It comprises two elements: US$1,000,000 due after the date of issuance of a joint feasibility study for the combined Enlarged Project areas and to be satisfied by shares or cash, together with US$5,000,000 consideration in cash as at the date of first commercial production from any of the resource areas within the Enlarged Project area. The key assumptions underlying the treatment of the contingent consideration the US$5,000,000 are as per those applied to the contingent consideration payable to the former owners of Teck Cominco Brasil S.A.

As at 30 June 2017, there was a finance expense of GBP112,464 (2016: GBP104,001) recognised in finance costs within the Statement of Comprehensive Income in respect of this contingent consideration arrangement, as the discount applied to the contingent consideration at the date of acquisition was unwound.

The change in the fair value of contingent consideration payable to Xstrata Brasil Mineração Ltda generated a credit to profit or loss of GBP174,259 for the six months ended 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016: GBP112,083) due to changes in the functional currency in which the liability is payable.

6. Intangible assets

Intangible assets comprise exploration and evaluation costs and goodwill. Exploration and evaluation costs comprise internally generated and acquired assets.

 
 Group                                               Exploration 
                                                             and 
                            Goodwill   Exploration    evaluation         Total 
                                          licences         costs 
                                 GBP           GBP           GBP           GBP 
-------------------------  ---------  ------------  ------------  ------------ 
 Cost 
 At 1 January 2017           280,060     5,645,185    26,092,551    32,017,796 
 Additions                         -             -     2,716,012     2,716,012 
 Exchange rate movements    (19,144)     (316,663)   (1,880,078)   (2,215,879) 
 Net book amount at 
  30 June 2017               260,916     5,328,522    26,928,495    32,517,928 
=========================  =========  ============  ============  ============ 
 

7. Share Capital and Share Premium

 
 Issued and fully                      Ordinary        Share 
  paid                      Number       shares      premium        Total 
                         of shares          GBP          GBP          GBP 
------------------  --------------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
 At 1 January 
  2017               1,171,934,300   11,719,343   35,767,344   47,486,687 
 At 30 June 2017     1,171,934,300   11,719,343   35,767,344   47,486,687 
------------------  --------------  -----------  -----------  ----------- 
 

8. Dividends

No dividend has been declared or paid by the Company during the six months ended 30 June 2017 (2016: nil).

9. Earnings per share

The calculation of the basic loss per share of 0.08 pence for the 6 months ended 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016 loss per share: 0.086 pence) is based on the loss attributable to the equity holders of the Company of GBP (935,312) for the six month period ended 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016: GBP(579,063)) divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period of 1,171,934,300 (weighted average number of shares for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016: 671,047,312).

The calculation of the basic loss per share of 0.041 pence for the 3 months ended 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016 loss per share: 0.036 pence) is based on the loss attributable to the equity holders of the Company of GBP (477,572) for the three month period ended 30 June 2017 (3 months ended 30 June 2016: GBP 337,345) divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period of 1,171,934,300 (weighted average number of shares for the 3 months ended 30 June 2016: 671,204,378).

The basic and diluted loss per share is the same, as the effect of the exercise of share options would be to decrease the loss per share.

Details of share options that could potentially dilute earnings per share in future periods are disclosed in the notes to the Group's Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 and in note 10 below.

10. Issue of Share Options

On 31 March 2017, the Company awarded 41,000,000 share options to Directors and senior management. All of the share options have an exercise price of 3.20 pence. One third of the options are exercisable from 30 September 2017, one third from 31 March 2018 and one third from 30 September 2018.

No share options were issued in the first 6 months of 2016.

11. Ultimate controlling party

The Directors believe there to be no ultimate controlling party.

12. Related party transactions

The nature of related party transactions of the Group has not changed from those described in the Group's Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016.

13. Events after the reporting period

There are no events which have occurred after the reporting period which would be material to the financial statements.

Approval of interim financial statements

These Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 10 August 2017.

* * ENDS * *

For further information visit www.horizonteminerals.com or contact:

 
 Jeremy Martin         Horizonte Minerals        Tel: +44 (0) 
                        plc                       20 7763 7157 
 David Hall            Horizonte Minerals        Tel: +44 (0) 
                        plc                       20 7763 7157 
 Emily Morris          finnCap Ltd (Corporate    Tel: +44 (0) 
  Christopher           Broking)                  20 7220 0500 
  Raggett               finnCap Ltd (Corporate    Tel: +44 (0) 
  James Thompson        Finance)                  20 7220 0500 
                        finnCap Ltd (Corporate    Tel: +44 (0) 
                        Finance)                  20 7220 0500 
 Damon Heath           Shard Capital (Joint      Tel: +44 (0) 
                        Broker)                   20 7186 9952 
 Erik Woolgar          Shard Capital (Joint      Tel: +44 (0) 
                        Broker)                   20 7186 9952 
 Lottie Brocklehurst   St Brides Partners        Tel: +44 (0) 
  Megan Dennison        Ltd (PR)                  20 7236 1177 
                        St Brides Partners        Tel: +44 (0) 
                        Ltd (PR)                  20 7236 1177 
 

About Horizonte Minerals:

Horizonte Minerals plc is an AIM and TSX-listed nickel development company focused in Brazil, which wholly owns the advanced Araguaia nickel laterite project located to the south of the Carajas mineral district of northern Brazil. The Company is developing Araguaia as the next major nickel mine in Brazil, with targeted production by 2019.

The Project has good infrastructure in place including rail, road, water and power.

Horizonte has a strong shareholder structure including Teck Resources Limited 17.9%, Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited 14.11%, Richard Griffiths 14.5%, JP Morgan 8.4%, Hargreave Hale 6.4% and Glencore 6.4%.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the potential of the Company's current or future property mineral projects; the success of exploration and mining activities; cost and timing of future exploration, production and development; the estimation of mineral resources and reserves and the ability of the Company to achieve its goals in respect of growing its mineral resources; and the realization of mineral resource and reserve estimates. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date that such statements are made, and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to risks related to: exploration and mining risks, competition from competitors with greater capital; the Company's lack of experience with respect to development-stage mining operations; fluctuations in metal prices; uninsured risks; environmental and other regulatory requirements; exploration, mining and other licences; the Company's future payment obligations; potential disputes with respect to the Company's title to, and the area of, its mining concessions; the Company's dependence on its ability to obtain sufficient financing in the future; the Company's dependence on its relationships with third parties; the Company's joint ventures; the potential of currency fluctuations and political or economic instability in countries in which the Company operates; currency exchange fluctuations; the Company's ability to manage its growth effectively; the trading market for the ordinary shares of the Company; uncertainty with respect to the Company's plans to continue to develop its operations and new projects; the Company's dependence on key personnel; possible conflicts of interest of directors and officers of the Company, and various risks associated with the legal and regulatory framework within which the Company operates.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

END

IR SFEFMSFWSEIA

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

August 11, 2017 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT)

1 Year Horizonte Minerals Chart

1 Year Horizonte Minerals Chart

1 Month Horizonte Minerals Chart

1 Month Horizonte Minerals Chart
Your Recent History
LSE
GKP
Gulf Keyst..
LSE
QPP
Quindell
FTSE
UKX
FTSE 100
LSE
IOF
Iofina
FX
GBPUSD
UK Sterlin..
Stocks you've viewed will appear in this box, letting you easily return to quotes you've seen previously.

Register now to create your own custom streaming stock watchlist.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P:42 V:gb D:20171016 22:11:22