Gold Reserve Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Gold Reserve Inc has a market cap of $54.9 million; its shares were traded at around $0.95 . GRZ is in the portfolios of Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.
Highlight of Business Operations: With the Authorization to Affect, the Company in May 2007 raised (net of expenses) $177.5 million for the Brisas Project comprised of $103.5 million of 5.50% senior subordinated convertible notes (“convertible notes”) and $74 million of common shares. Thereafter we commenced significant pre-construction efforts including awarding contracts for site preparation and construction camp facilities and placing equipment orders totaling approximately $125.3 million. In April 2008, the MinAmb revoked the March 2007 Authorization to Affect without prior notification.
Cash and cash equivalents decreased approximately $1.7 million from December 31, 2009. This decrease was primarily due to cash used in operating activities of approximately $10.3 million more fully described below and net purchase of marketable securities of $0.2 million, partially offset by proceeds from the sale of equipment of approximately $8.9 million. Restricted cash decreased by approximately $0.5 million as a result of purchases of equipment relating to our previous purchase commitments for the Brisas Project.
Cash flow used by operating activities for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2010 was approximately $6.3 and $10.3 million, which was an increase over the same periods in 2009 of approximately $2.9 and $0.6 million, respectively.
Overall investing activities during the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 decreased by $19.8 million and $26.8 million, respectively. These changes are primarily comprised of a reduction in cash used for the purchase of equity and debt marketable securities of $9.9 million and $10.1 million, respectively (See Notes 5 and 6 to the consolidated financial statements); reduction in purchase of property, plant and equipment of approximately $2.8 million and $5.3 million, respectively; proceeds from the sale of equipment of $5.0 million and $8.9 million, respectively; changes in restricted cash of $0.7 million and $0.3 million, respectively (see Note 13 to the consolidated financial statements); and changes due to the change in classification of interest paid on convertible debt from investing activities to operating activities of approximately $2.8 million and $2.8 million, respectively.
Consolidated net loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 was approximately $4.7 million and $9.7 million, an increase of approximately $3.9 million and $5.2 million, respectively. As more fully discussed below, the change in net loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 was the product of a decrease in other income of approximately $1.5 and $1.8 million, respectively and an increase in expenses of approximately $2.5 and $3.4 million, respectively.
During the three months ended June 30, 2010, the decrease in other income was primarily attributed to a reduction in gain on disposition of marketable securities of approximately $1.9 million, partially offset by gain on sale of equipment of $0.3 million. During the six months ended June 30, 2010, the decrease in other income is primarily attributed to a reduction in gain on extinguishment of debt of approximately $0.6 million, due to the absence of any re-purchases of the Companys convertible notes, reduction in gain on disposition of marketable securities of approximately $1.7 million, partially offset by gain on sale of equipment of $0.4 million.
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