Mines Management Inc. (TSX:MGT,NYSEMKT:MGN) announced its financial and operating results for the full 2015 year, also commenting on the permitting process for its Montanore silver project in Montana.
As quoted in the press release:
As of December 31, 2015, our aggregate cash, short term investments, and long term investments totaled $1.2 million compared to $3.9 million at December 31, 2014. The net cash used in operating activities during 2015 was $4.3 million compared with $5.6 million utilized in operating activities in 2014. Operating activities for both years consisted primarily of permitting, environmental and engineering expenses for the Montanore Project, general and administrative expenses, legal, accounting, and consulting expenses. Net cash flows utilized by financing activities consisted of $0.2 million paid in cumulative preferred stock dividends during 2015 compared to an insignificant amount paid during 2014. Net cash flows provided by financing activities included proceeds of $3.5 million from the sale of preferred stock and $0.2 million in proceeds from stock options exercised during 2014 compared to $0 in 2015. Net cash provided by investing activities during 2015 was primarily proceeds from the sale of equipment in the amount of $1.8 million. Net cash provided by investing activities during 2014 was primarily from certificates of deposit reaching maturity in the amount of $1.6 million. The net decrease in cash and cash equivalents for the year ending December 31, 2015 was $2.7 million.
The company’s 2016 plans include:
During 2016, we plan to continue to focus on planning for our evaluation and delineation drilling program at the Montanore Project provided sufficient outside financing is obtained. We anticipate expenditures in 2016 of approximately $3.6 million, consisting of approximately $0.5 million in each quarter for ongoing operating, legal, and general administrative expenses, and $0.4 million in each quarter for care and maintenance of the Montanore Project, including environmental costs required to monitor the Montanore Project during 2016. We do not currently have enough cash on hand to fund ongoing environmental, maintenance, general and administrative expenses beyond April 2016. Additional financing will be required to continue operations as a going concern and to complete the evaluation drilling program and a bankable feasibility study. If we are successful in raising sufficient additional financing, in addition to the activities described above and providing we receive regulatory approvals, we may engage in additional activities related to the advancement of the Project in preparation for the evaluation phase. See the opinion of our independent registered public accounting firm in our audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2015.
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