Contango ORE Inc. Announces Earnings For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2018
February 8, 2019– HOUSTON, TX. Contango ORE, Inc. (“CORE” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: CTGO) announced today that it has filed its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company reported a net loss of $1.8million, or ($0.30) per basic and diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to a net loss of $0.8 million or $(0.14) per basic and diluted share for the same period last year. For the six months ended December 31, 2018, the Company reported a net loss of $4.8 million, or ($0.77)per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.5 million, or ($0.28)per basic and diluted share, for the same period last year. The increase in the net loss for the three month and six month period is primarily due to resumption of the Company making capital contributions to Peak Gold, LLC, as a result of Royal Gold earning its full 40% interest in the joint venture. Accordingly, the Company has resumed recognizing its allocable share of the Peak Gold, LLC losses. The increase in net loss is also due to an increase in non-cash stock compensation expense resulting from higher stock prices and increased legal fees.
CORE is a Houston-based company that engages in the exploration in Alaska for gold and associated minerals through Peak Gold, LLC, its joint venture company with Royal Gold, Inc. Additional information can be found on our web page atwww.contangoore.com.
Contango ORE, Inc.
Brad Juneau (713) 877-1311
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding CORE that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor "forward-looking statements "provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on CORE’s current expectations and includes statements regarding future results of operations, quality and nature of the asset base,the assumptions upon which estimates are based and other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, strategies or statements about future events orperformance (often, but not always, using words such as "expects",“projects”, "anticipates", "plans", "estimates", "potential", "possible", "probable", or"intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results"may", "will", "should", or "could" betaken, occur or be achieved). Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those, reflectedin the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to: the risks of the exploration and the mining industry (for example, operational risks in exploring for, developing mineral reserves; risks and uncertainties involving geology; the speculative nature of the mining industry; th euncertainty of estimates and projections relatingto future production, costs and expenses; the volatility of natural resources prices, including prices of gold and associated minerals; the existence and extent of commercially exploitable minerals in properties acquired by CORE; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the interpretation of exploration results and the estimation of mineral resources; the loss of key employees or consultants; health, safety andenvironmental risks and risks related to weather and other natural disasters); uncertainties asto the availability and cost of financing; inability to realize expected valuefrom acquisitions; inability of our management team to execute its plans tomeet its goals; and the possibility that government policies may change or governmental approvals may be delayed or withheld, including the inability toobtain any mining permits. Additional information on these and other factorswhich could affect CORE’s exploration program or financial results are includedin CORE’s other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guaranteesof future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the projections in the forward-looking statements. Forward-lookingstatements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the timethe statements are made. CORE does not assume any obligation to updateforward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates oropinions change