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2014

Silvercorp Fiscal 2015 Q2 Results: Silver Production Up 32%, Net Income of $7.2 Million ($0.04 Per Share), Cash Flow from Operations of $20.1 Million ($0.12 Per Share)

November 13, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014 ("Q2 Fiscal 2015").

The Company is pleased that operational improvements enacted in fiscal 2014 continue to favourably impact all aspects of operations, with improvements in head grade, mining tonnage, and lower mining costs, resulting in improved cash flow and profitability. Also, in this quarter, commercial production commenced at the GC silver‐lead‐zinc project in the Guangdong Province, contributing over $5.3 million in metal sales.

Compared to the same quarter last year, silver production increased 32% to 1.348 million ounces, lead production increased 48% to 14.1 million pounds, zinc production increased 137% to 5.2 million pounds. Cash mining cost decreased 10% to $39.21 per tonne, and G & A costs decreased by 14% to $6.1 million in Q2 Fiscal 2015. Combined with more efficient capital spending, the Company's cash and short‐term investments balance increased to $85.6 million as at the end of the quarter.

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Silver production of 1.348 million ounces, up 32% from the prior year period; 
     
  • Lead production of 14.1 million pounds and zinc production of 5.2 million pounds, up 48% and 137%, respectively, compared to the prior year period; 
     
  • Sales of $37.3 million, up 31% from the prior year period; 
     
  • Gross margin of 49% compared to 48% in the prior year period; 
     
  • Cash flow from operations of $20.1 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to $5.7 million or $0.03 per share in the prior year period; 
     
  • Net income of $7.2 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to net loss of $43.2 million, or $0.25 per share in the prior year period; 
     
  • Cash cost per ounce of silver, net of by‐product credits, of negative $0.98; 
     
  • All-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by‐product credits, of $9.64; 
     
  • Cash mining cost decreased by 10% to $39.21 per tonne, and G&A costs decreased by 14% to $6.1 million in Q2 Fiscal 2015; 
     
  • Combined with more efficient capital spending, Silvercorp ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents and short‐term investments of $85.6 million and no long term debt; and 
     
  • GC mine commenced commercial production, producing 70,898 tonnes of ore with metal sales of 97,000 ounces of silver, 1.4 million pounds of lead, and 3.3 million pounds of zinc. 
     

FINANCIALS

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, net income attributable to equity holders of the Company was $7.2 million or $0.04 per share compared to net loss of $43.2 million, or $0.25 per share for the three months ended September 30, 2013 ("Q2 Fiscal 2014"). For the six months ended September 30, 2014, net income was $10.0 million, or $0.06 per share compared to net loss of $38.6 million, or $0.23 per share in the same prior year period.

In the current quarter, the Company's financial results were mainly impacted by the following: (i) higher metals produced as silver, lead, and zinc production increased 32%, 48%, and 137%, respectively, compared to the prior year quarter, which resulted in (ii) increased metal sales, up $8.9 million, or 31% compared to prior year quarter, of which $5.3 million was contributed from commercial production at the GC mine, and (iii) overhead general and administrative spending decreased 14% from the prior year quarter, offset by (iv) lower gold production and sales as the BYP mine was put into care and maintenance in this quarter.

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, the Company realized sales of $37.3 million compared to $28.5 million in Q2 Fiscal 2014. Metal sales in the quarter were mainly impacted by increased production at the Ying Mining District and contributions from initial commercial production at the GC mine. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, sales were $67.9 million compared to $68.3 million in the same prior year period.

Cost of sales in Q2 Fiscal 2015 was $18.9 million compared to $14.8 million in Q2 Fiscal 2014. The increase in cost of sales is mainly attributable to an overall increase of ore production in the quarter, offset by a 7% decrease in per tonne production cost. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, cost of sales was $33.9 million compared to $37.3 million in the same prior year period.

The gross profit margin in Q2 Fiscal 2015 was 49% compared to 48% in Q2 Fiscal 2014. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, gross profit margin was 50% compared to 45% in the same prior year period. The increase in gross profit margin is mainly driven by the reduction of production cost offset by decreases in silver prices.

Cash flows from operations in Q2 Fiscal 2015 were $20.1 million, or $0.12 per share, compared to $5.7 million, or $0.03 per share, in Q2 Fiscal 2014. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, cash flows from operations were $33.9 million or $0.20 per share, compared to $23.4 million, or $0.14 per share, in the same prior year period.

OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, the Company produced 1.348 million ounces of silver, 860 ounces of gold, 14.1 million pounds of lead, and 5.2 million pounds of zinc, compared to 1.0 million ounces of silver, 3,012 ounces of gold, 9.5 million pounds of lead, and 2.2 million pounds of zinc, respectively, in Q2 Fiscal 2014. Metal production in this quarter continues to be positively impacted by improved dilution control, mine planning and mining contractor management, which resulted in a 3% and 14% increase in silver and lead head grades, along with a 29% increase in ore production at the Ying Mining District. In addition, the commencement of commercial production at the GC mine contributed to higher metal production.

For the six months ended September 30, 2014, the Company produced 2.5 million ounces of silver, 4,321 ounces of gold, 25.6 million pounds of lead, and 6.4 million pounds of zinc, compared to 2.4 million ounces of silver, 6,789 ounces of gold, 23.0 million pounds of lead, and 5.9 million pounds of zinc, respectively, in the same prior year period.

1. Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, the total ore mined at the Ying Mining District was 197,135 tonnes compared to total ore production of 153,102 tonnes in Q2 Fiscal 2014. In the prior year quarter, ore production was lowered due to a miner shortage during the transition to a new compensation method for miners. In the current quarter, as a result of improved dilution control, silver and lead head grades at the Ying Mining District improved 3% and 14%, respectively, to 223 g/t for silver and 3.3% for lead from 217 g/t for silver and 2.9% for lead, respectively, in Q2 Fiscal 2014.

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, the Ying Mining District produced 1.251 million ounces of silver, 788 ounces of gold, 12.7 million pounds of lead, and 1.9 million pounds of zinc, compared to 1.0 million ounces of silver, 873 ounces of gold, 9.5 million pounds of lead, and 2.2 million pounds of zinc in Q2 Fiscal 2014. The increase in metals produced is mainly due to the higher ore output and improved head grades experienced in the quarter.

The cost control initiatives at the Ying Mining District continue to yield positive results in Q2 Fiscal 2015 where total and cash mining costs per tonne were $55.41 and $43.62, a 1% and 4% decrease, respectively, compared to $56.08 and $45.22, in Q2 Fiscal 2014. The all‐in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by‐product credits, in this quarter, improved to $7.35 compared from $12.47 in the prior year quarter as a result of production cost efficiencies; lower overhead administrative costs, and higher by‐product sales.

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, total ore milled was 190,831 tonnes, an increase of 21% compared to 157,293 tonnes in Q2 Fiscal 2014. Per tonne cash milling costs were $12.77 compared to $14.89 in Q2 Fiscal 2014. The decrease in per tonne cash milling costs is due to the higher tonnage processed in this quarter.

For the six months ended September 30, 2014, the total ore mined at the Ying Mining District was 370,619 tonnes compared to 386,359 tonnes in the same prior year period. Correspondingly, total ore milled was 360,311 tonnes compared to 393,466 tonnes. Head grades were 225 g/t for silver and 3.3% for lead compared to 207 g/t for silver and 2.8% for lead, respectively.

During the same time periods, the Ying Mining District produced 2.4 million ounces of silver, 1,610 ounces of gold, 24.2 million pounds of lead, and 3.2 million pounds of zinc, compared to 2.4 million ounces of silver, 2,155 ounces of gold, 22.6 million pounds of lead, and 5.1 million pounds of zinc in the prior year period.

For the six months ended September 30, 2014, total and cash mining costs per tonne were $56.79 and $45.18, a decrease of 8% and 12%, respectively, compared to $61.62 and $51.18 in the same prior year period. The overall decrease in cash mining costs per tonne was mainly due to reductions in: (i) mining preparation expenditures; (ii) labour and material costs due to improved dilution control; and (iii) mine administration costs. On a per tonne basis, labour costs decreased 38%, mine administration costs decreased 43% and mining preparation expenditures decreased 20%, offset by increases of 23% in raw materials cost and 5% in mining contractor's cost, respectively, as compared to the six months ended September 30, 2013. During the same time periods, the all‐in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by‐product credits, improved to $8.06 compared from $11.83 in the prior year.

After the end of Q2 Fiscal 2015, the Company renewed the mining permit for its Ying (SGX) mine for another 10 years to September 14, 2024. The SGX mine mining permit was renewed after a series of required Chinese government documents and reports were prepared and filed, and a first installment of a mining right fee of RMB 22 million (US$ 3.58 million) (of the total 107.04 million RMB (US$17.4 million, the ("Mining Right Fee")) was paid. The balance of the Mining Right Fee is payable in four annual installments.

The full amount of the mine right fee was capitalized in mineral rights and properties as of September 30, 2014.

During Q2 Fiscal 2015, the Company completed approximately 18,000 metres ("m") of horizontal tunnels, raises and declines. Excluding the capitalized mine right fee, total exploration and development expenditures for the Ying Mining District were $9.0 million compared to $8.5 million in Q2 Fiscal 2014. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, exploration and development expenditures were $17.1 million compared to $18.2 million in the same prior year period.

The consolidated operational results for the past five quarters at the Ying Mining District are summarized in the table below:

Quarterly operational results Ying Mining District
  Q2 2015   Q1 2015 Q4 2014 Q3 2014 Q2 2014
  3000Seppp14   30303Junpp14 3111Mar-14 31313Decpp13 303Sep-13
Ore Mined (tonne) 197,135   173,485 90,057 148,850 153,102
Run of Mine Ore (tonne) 190,831   169,480 91,272 149,755 157,293
Metal Sales            
  Silver (in thousands of ounces) 1,251   1,126 582 883 1,021
  Gold (in thousands of ounces) 0.8   0.8 0.4 0.9 0.9
  Lead (in thousands of pounds) 12,665   11,529 5,165 8,814 9,519
  Zinc (in thousands of pounds) 1,944   1,211 883 1,572 2,199
Head Grade of Run of Mine Ore            
  Silver (gram/tonne) 223   227 216 202 217
  Lead (%) 3.3   3.3 2.7 2.9 2.9
  Zinc (%) 0.7   0.7 0.6 0.7 1.0
Recovery Rate of Run of Mine Ore            
  Silver (%) 94.4   93.6 92.9 93.1 92.7
  Lead (%) 95.2   95.8 95.3 95.7 94.8
  Zinc (%) 56.7   56.8 62.4 64.2 68.5
Cash Mining Cost ($ per tonne) 43.62   46.96 49.04 50.59 45.22
Total Mining Costs ($ per tonne) 55.41   58.35 60.85 60.89 56.08
Cash Milling Cost ($ per tonne) 12.77   12.16 15.08 16.00 14.89
Total Milling Cost ($ per tonne) 14.85   14.48 19.93 18.60 17.29
Cash Cost per Ounce of Silver ($) (0.16 ) 0.46 2.82 2.00 0.49
             
Total Production Cost per Ounce of Silver ($) 2.35   2.92 5.86 4.39 3.41

2. GC Mine, Guangdong Province, China

During the quarter, the GC mine commenced commercial production as operational results including output level (approximately 800 tonnes per day); grades and recovery rates have significantly and consistently achieved planned levels. The Company has completed all permit submission requirements for the application of the Safety Production Permit, including the final on‐site inspection by government authorities. The final documentation process for obtaining the permit is now undergoing government review. The Company expects the new permit prior to the expiry of the temporary permit, which is now extended to the end of December 2014.

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, the total ore mined at the GC mine was 70,898 tonnes (around 800 tonnes per day) and total ore milled was 69,144 tonnes. The head grades at GC mine were 107 g/t for silver, 1.4% for lead, and 2.8% for zinc. In the quarter, the GC mine sold 97,000 ounces of silver, 1.4 million pounds of lead, 3.3 million pounds of zinc, and 11.3 million pounds of sulphur. As of September 30, 2014, the GC mine has approximately 530 tonnes of lead concentrate and 240 tonnes of zinc concentrate in inventory unsold.

In the quarter, total and cash mining cost per tonne were $51.69 and $29.25 respectively, while total and cash milling cost per tonne were $22.81 and $17.59.

In Q2 Fiscal 2015, $1.9 million (Q2 Fiscal 2014 ‐ $3.1 million) of exploration and development expenditures were incurred at the GC mine. For the six months ended September 30, 2014, $2.3 million (six months ended September 30, 2013 ‐ $9.3 million) of exploration and development expenditures were incurred.

OUTLOOK

The Company will continue to focus its efforts on optimizing mining operations, cost control, and cash preservation. At the Ying Mining District, the Company expects to see further improvements in the silver head grade through improved internal management process controls. Additionally, given the rapidly declining metal price environment, the Company may suspend mining within the Ying Mining District of those lower grade or higher cost mines or stoppes which are determined to have negative or marginal cash margins.

The GC Mine is less impacted by the current silver price, as zinc is currently the largest contributor to its revenue. The current improved zinc prices are expected to allow the GC Mine to continue operating with positive cash flows.

At current gold prices, the BYP gold mine will remain on care and maintenance.

CHANGE OF SENIOR MANAGEMENT

The Company announced that Ms. Maria Tang, the Company's Chief Financial Officer since 2008, will be resigning for personal reasons as of February 2015. The Company wishes to thanks Ms. Tang for her contributions to the Company during her years of service with the Company. The Company is commencing a search for a replacement CFO.

Myles Gao, P.Geo., President & CEO, is the Qualified Person for Silvercorp under NI 43‐101 and has reviewed and given consent to the technical information contained in this News Release.

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis, Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements for the corresponding period, which have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and are also available on the Company's website at www.silvercorp.ca. All figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise stated.

About Silvercorp

Silvercorp is a low‐cost silver‐producing Canadian mining company with multiple mines in China. The Company's vision is to deliver shareholder value by focusing on the acquisition of under developed projects with resource potential and the ability to grow organically. For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorp.ca.

CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER ‐ FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain of the statements and information in this press release constitute "forward‐looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward‐looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws. Any statements or information that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "is expected", "anticipates", "believes", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategies", "targets", "goals", "forecasts", "objectives", "budgets", "schedules", "potential" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward‐looking statements or information. Forward‐looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates at the Company's material properties; the sufficiency of the Company's capital to finance the Company's operations; estimates of the Company's revenues and capital expenditures; estimated production from the Company's mines in the Ying Mining District; timing of receipt of permits and regulatory approvals; availability of funds from production to finance the Company's operations; and access to and availability of funding for future construction, use of proceeds from any financing and development of the Company's properties.

Forward‐looking statements or information are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward‐looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks relating to: fluctuating commodity prices; calculation of resources, reserves and mineralization and precious and base metal recovery; interpretations and assumptions of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates; exploration and development programs; feasibility and engineering reports; permits and licences; title to properties; property interests; joint venture partners; acquisition of commercially mineable mineral rights; financing; recent market events and conditions; economic factors affecting the Company; timing, estimated amount, capital and operating expenditures and economic returns of future production; integration of future acquisitions into the Company's existing operations; competition; operations and political conditions; regulatory environment in China and Canada; environmental risks; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; insurance; risks and hazards of mining operations; key personnel; conflicts of interest; dependence on management; internal control over financial reporting as per the requirements of the Sarbanes‐Oxley Act; and bringing actions and enforcing judgments under U.S. securities laws.

This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward‐looking statements or information. Forward‐looking statements or information are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward‐looking statements or information due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, those referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2014 under the heading "Risk Factors". Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements or information.

The Company's forward‐looking statements and information are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management as of the date of this press release, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update forward‐looking statements and information if circumstances or management's assumptions, beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, or changes in any other events affecting such statements or information. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements and information.

SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
  As at September 30, 2014   As at March 31, 2014  
ASSETS            
Current Assets            
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 72,674   $ 60,614  
  Short-term investments   12,903     12,864  
  Trade and other receivables   3,311     4,004  
  Inventories   7,558     5,362  
  Due from related parties   115     68  
  Prepaids and deposits   6,047     6,165  
    102,608     89,077  
Non-current Assets            
  Long-term prepaids and deposits   4,604     4,000  
  Investment in an associate   3,623     3,715  
  Other investments   1,381     2,393  
  Plant and equipment   102,079     101,876  
  Mineral rights and properties   300,242     266,258  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 514,537   $ 467,319  
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY            
Current Liabilities            
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 30,174   $ 23,802  
  Mine right fee payable   3,584     -  
  Deposits received   11,454     7,031  
  Dividends payable   762     773  
  Income tax payable   3,085     515  
  Due to related parties   273     281  
    49,332     32,402  
Non-current Liabilities            
  Mine right fee payable   13,855     -  
  Deferred income tax liabilities   18,595     16,536  
  Environmental rehabilitation   5,970     5,819  
Total Liabilities   87,752     54,757  
             
Equity            
  Share capital   233,513     233,513  
  Share option reserve   11,288     10,492  
  Reserves   25,409     25,409  
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (17,563 )   (20,141 )
  Retained earnings   109,402     100,993  
Total equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company   362,049     350,266  
             
Non-controlling interests   64,736     62,296  
Total Equity   426,785     412,562  
   
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 514,537   $ 467,319  
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for per share figures)
 
    Three Months Ended September 30,   Six Months Ended September 30,
    2014   2013   2014   2013
 
Sales $ 37,333 $ 28,460 $ 67,949 $ 68,295
Cost of sales   18,894   14,823   33,857   37,305
Gross profit   18,439   13,637   34,092   30,990
                 
General and administrative   6,099   7,054   10,867   14,555
General exploration and property investigation   740   764   1,649   1,812
Other taxes   656   572   1,328   1,167
Foreign exchange (gain) loss   (1,594)   798   (469)   (1,083)
Loss on disposal of plant and equipment   14   95   14   123
Share of (gain) loss in associate   (90)   139   42   153
Impairment of mineral rights and properties     66,573     66,573
Loss (gain) on investments     (31)   15   543
Other income   (891)   (41)   (1,047)   (156)
Income (loss) from operations   13,505   (62,286)   21,693   (52,697)
                 
Finance income   268   978   432   1,906
Finance costs   (39)   (33)   (71)   (66)
Income (loss) before income taxes   13,734   (61,341)   22,054   (50,857)
                 
Income tax expense (recovery)   4,120   (8,034)   7,805   (4,034)
Net income (loss) $ 9,614 $ (53,307) $ 14,249 $ (46,823)
                 
Attributable to:                
  Equity holders of the Company $ 7,228 $ (43,201) $ 9,972 $ (38,639)
  Non‐controlling interests   2,386   (10,106)   4,277   (8,184)
  $ 9,614 $ (53,307) $ 14,249 $ (46,823)
                 
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to the equity holders of the Company                
Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.04 $ (0.25) $ 0.06 $ (0.23)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.04 $ (0.25) $ 0.06 $ (0.23)
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding ‐ Basic   170,883,808   170,781,384   170,883,808   170,781,222
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding ‐ Diluted   170,883,808   170,781,384   170,883,808   170,781,222
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flow
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
  Three Months Ended September 30,     Six Months Ended September 30,  
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Cash provided by                        
Operating activities                        
  Net income (loss) $ 9,614   $ (53,307 ) $ 14,249   $ (46,823 )
  Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:                        
    Unwinding of discount of environmental rehabilitation   39     33     71     66  
    Depreciation, amortization and depletion   5,269     4,550     8,692     8,482  
    Share of (gain) loss in associate   (90 )   139     42     153  
    Impairment of mineral rights and properties       66,573         66,573  
    Income tax expense (recovery)   4,120     (8,034 )   7,805     (4,034 )
    Loss (gain) on investments       (31 )   15     543  
    Loss on disposal of plant and equipment   14     95     14     123  
    Share‐based compensation   445     602     796     1,317  
  Income taxes paid   (2,151 )   (1 )   (3,447 )   (3,350 )
  Changes in non‐cash operating working capital   2,845     (4,956 )   5,694     305  
Net cash provided by operating activities   20,105     5,663     33,931     23,355  
                         
Investing activities                        
  Mineral rights and properties                        
    Capital expenditures   (7,430 )   (12,962 )   (13,735 )   (26,605 )
  Plant and equipment                        
    Additions   (2,549 )   (5,874 )   (4,127 )   (11,427 )
  Net (purchases) redemptions of short‐term investments   (1,850 )   (2,354 )   (119 )   22,637  
  Deposit received for sale of subsidiaries       3,256         4,886  
Net cash used in investing activities   (11,829 )   (17,934 )   (17,981 )   (10,509 )
                         
Financing activities                        
  Related parties                        
    Payments made               (1,207 )
  Non‐controlling interests                        
    Distribution   (2,563 )       (2,563 )    
  Cash dividends distributed   (796 )   (4,130 )   (1,571 )   (8,290 )
  Proceeds from issuance of common shares       88         88  
Net cash used in financing activities   (3,359 )   (4,042 )   (4,134 )   (9,409 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (1,056 )   759     244     359  
Increase in cash and cash equivalents   3,861     (15,554 )   12,060     3,796  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period   68,813     91,633     60,614     72,283  
Cash and cash equivalents included in assets held for sale       (4 )       (4 )
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 72,674   $ 76,075   $ 72,674   $ 76,075  
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)
 
  Three months ended September 30, 2014  
  Ying Mining            
  District 1   BYP GC   Total  
               
Production Data              
  Mine Data              
    Ore Mined (tonne) 197,135   10,344 70,898   278,377  
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne) 190,831   18,296 69,144   278,271  
                   
    Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 55.41   29.93 51.69   53.52  
      Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 43.62   23.38 29.25   39.21  
      Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 11.79   6.55 22.44   14.31  
                   
    Unit shipping costs ($) 4.38     3.10  
                   
    Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 14.85   11.73 22.81   16.62  
      Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 12.77   10.56 17.59   13.82  
      Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 2.08   1.17 5.22   2.80  
                   
    Average Production Cost              
      Silver ($ per ounce) 7.43   12.79   8.16  
      Gold ($ per ounce) 383   227   441  
      Lead ($ per pound) 0.36   0.58   0.39  
      Zinc ($ per pound) 0.32   0.61   0.38  
      Sulphur ($ per pound)   0.01   0.01  
                   
    Total production cost per ounce of Silver ($) 2.35     4.39   2.50  
    Total cash cost per ounce of Silver ($) (0.16 )   (11.59 ) (0.98 )
                   
    Total production cost per ounce of Gold ($)     229     229  
    Total cash cost per ounce of Gold ($)     386     386  
    All‐in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 7.35   198.50 (2.46 ) 9.64  
    All‐in cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 23.15   223.50 8.39   25.02  
                   
    Total Recovery of the Run of Mine Ore              
      Silver (%) 3 94.4     79.4   90.4  
      Gold (%)     89.1     89.1  
      Lead (%) 95.2     88.1   93.3  
      Zinc (%) 56.7     81.0   63.2  
      Sulphur (%)       39.1   39.1  
                   
    Head Grades of Run of Mine Ore              
      Silver (gram/tonne) 223     107   192  
      Gold (gram/tonne)     2.3     2.3  
      Lead (%) 3.3     1.4   2.8  
      Zinc (%) 0.7     2.8   1.2  
      Sulphur (%)       6.5   6.5  
               
Sales Data              
  Metal Sales              
    Silver (in thousands of ounce) 1,251   97   1,348  
    Gold (in thousands of ounce) 0.8   0.1   0.9  
    Lead (in thousands of pound) 12,665   1,428   14,093  
    Zinc (in thousands of pound) 1,944   3,259   5,203  
    Sulphur (in thousands of pound)   11,343   11,343  
                 
  Metal Sales              
    Silver (in thousands of $) 20,148   1,583   21,731  
    Gold (in thousands of $) 655   94   749  
    Lead (in thousands of $) 9,759   1,060   10,819  
    Zinc (in thousands of $) 1,364   2,538   3,902  
    Sulphur (in thousands of $)   130   130  
    31,926   94 5,311   37,331  
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges              
    Silver ($ per ounce) 16.11   16.35   16.12  
    Gold ($ per ounce) 831   1,313   871  
    Lead ($ per pound) 0.77   0.74   0.77  
    Zinc ($ per pound) 0.70   0.78   0.75  
    Sulphur ($ per pound)   0.01   0.01  
1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG&LM.
2 BYP gold ounces converted to silver equivalent using a ratio of 50:1.
3 GC silver recovery rate consist of 55.8% from lead concentrate and 23.6% from zinc concentrate.
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)
 
  Three months ended September 30, 2013
  Ying Mining    
  District 1 BYP Total
Production Data      
  Mine Data      
    Ore Mined (tonne) 153,102 17,654 170,756
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne) 157,293 20,073 177,366
           
    Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 56.08 60.72 56.56
      Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 45.22 28.21 43.46
      Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 10.86 32.51 13.10
           
    Unit shipping costs ($) 5.12 4.59
           
    Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 17.29 17.25 17.28
      Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 14.89 15.75 14.98
      Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 2.40 1.50 2.30
           
    Average Production Cost      
      Silver ($ per ounce) 8.11 8.50
      Gold ($ per ounce) 465 853 535
      Lead ($ per pound) 0.38 0.40
      Zinc ($ per pound) 0.30 0.32
      Sulphur ($ per pound)
           
    Total production cost per ounce of Silver ($) 3.41   3.41
    Total cash cost per ounce of Silver ($) 0.49   0.49
           
    Total production cost per ounce of Gold ($)   853 853
    Total cash cost per ounce of Gold ($)   486 486
           
    All‐in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 12.47 16.95 16.50
    All‐in cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 15.27 18.30 25.02
           
    Total Recovery of the Run of Mine Ore      
      Silver (%) 92.7   92.7
      Gold (%)   93.0 93.0
      Lead (%) 94.8   94.8
      Zinc (%) 68.5   68.5
      Sulphur (%)      
           
    Head Grades of Run of Mine Ore      
      Silver (gram/tonne) 217   217
      Gold (gram/tonne)   2.8 2.8
      Lead (%) 2.9   2.9
      Zinc (%) 1.0   1.0
      Sulphur (%)      
       
Sales Data      
  Metal Sales      
    Silver (in thousands of ounces) 1,021 1,021
    Gold (in thousands of ounces) 0.9 2.1 3.0
    Lead (in thousands of pounds) 9,519 9,519
    Zinc (in thousands of pounds) 2,199 2,199
    Sulphur (in thousands of pound)
         
  Metal Sales      
    Silver (in thousands of $) 16,669 16,669
    Gold (in thousands of $) 818 2,277 3,095
    Lead (in thousands of $) 7,349 7,349
    Zinc (in thousands of $) 1,347 1,347
    Sulphur (in thousands of $)
  26,183 2,277 28,460
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges      
    Silver ($ per ounce) 16.33 16.33
    Gold ($ per ounce) 937 1,064 1,027
    Lead ($ per pound) 0.77 0.77
    Zinc ($ per pound) 0.61 0.61
    Sulphur ($ per pound)
1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG&LM.
2 BYP gold ounces converted to silver equivalent using a ratio of 50:1.
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)
 
  Six months ended September 30, 2014  
  Ying Mining          
  District 1 BYP GC   Total  
             
Production Data            
  Mine Data            
    Ore Mined (tonne) 370,619 46,547 70,898   488,064  
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne) 360,311 48,844 69,144   478,299  
                 
    Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 56.79 30.46 51.69   53.53  
      Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 45.18 22.85 29.25   40.74  
      Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 11.61 7.61 22.44   12.80  
                 
    Unit shipping costs($) 4.56   3.46  
                 
    Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 14.69 13.36 22.81   15.72  
      Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 12.49 12.27 17.59   13.20  
      Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 2.20 1.09 5.22   2.52  
                 
    Average Production Cost            
      Silver ($ per ounce) 7.51 12.79   7.96  
      Gold ($ per ounce) 408 564   481  
      Lead ($ per pound) 0.36 0.58   0.38  
      Zinc ($ per pound) 0.32 0.61   0.36  
      Sulphur ($ per pound) 0.01   0.01  
                 
    Total production cost per ounce of Silver ($) 2.62   4.39   2.69  
    Total cash cost per ounce of Silver ($) 0.14   (11.59 ) (0.32 )
                 
    Total production cost per ounce of Gold ($)   565     565  
    Total cash cost per ounce of Gold ($)   454     454  
                 
    All‐in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 8.06 20.46 (2.46 ) 10.59  
    All‐in cost per ounce of Silver ($)2 17.41 22.16 13.05   19.98  
                 
    Total Recovery of the Run of Mine Ore            
      Silver (%) 3 94.0   79.4   91.6  
      Gold (%)   89.5     89.5  
      Lead (%) 95.5   88.1   94.3  
      Zinc (%) 56.7   81.0   60.6  
      Sulphur (%)     39.1   39.1  
                 
    Head Grades of Run of Mine Ore            
      Silver (gram/tonne) 225   107   206  
      Gold (gram/tonne)   2.6     2.6  
      Lead (%) 3.3   1.4   3.0  
      Zinc (%) 0.7   2.8   1.0  
      Sulphur (%)     6.5   6.5  
             
Sales Data            
  Metal Sales            
    Silver (in thousands of ounce) 2,377 97   2,474  
    Gold (in thousands of ounce) 1.6 2.7   4.3  
    Lead (in thousands of pound) 24,194 1,428   25,622  
    Zinc (in thousands of pound) 3,155 3,259   6,414  
    Sulphur (in thousands of pound) 11,343   11,343  
               
  Metal Sales            
    Silver (in thousands of $) 37,926 1,583   39,509  
    Gold (in thousands of $) 1,396 2,775   4,171  
    Lead (in thousands of $) 18,412 1,060   19,472  
    Zinc (in thousands of $) 2,126 2,538   4,664  
    Sulphur (in thousands of $) 130   130  
  59,860 2,775 5,311   67,946  
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges            
    Silver ($ per ounce) 15.96 16.35   15.97  
    Gold ($ per ounce) 867 1,024   965  
    Lead ($ per pound) 0.76 0.74   0.76  
    Zinc ($ per pound) 0.67 0.78   0.73  
    Sulphur ($ per pound) 0.01   0.01  
1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG&LM.
2 BYP gold ounces converted to silver equivalent using a ratio of 50:1.
3 GC silver recovery rate consist of 55.8% from lead concentrate and 23.6% from zinc concentrate.
 
 
SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)
 
  Six months ended September 30, 2013
  Ying Mining        
  District1 X Mines2   BYP Total
Production Data          
  Mine Data          
    Ore Mined (tonne) 386,359   46,729 433,088
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne) 393,466 6,929 * 50,048 450,443
               
    Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 61.62   54.86 60.89
      Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 51.18   23.78 48.23
      Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($) 10.44   31.08 12.67
               
    Unit shipping costs($) 4.44   3.96
               
    Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 15.11   15.36 15.14
      Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 13.21   14.16 13.31
      Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($) 1.90   1.20 1.82
               
    Average Production Cost          
      Silver ($ per ounce) 8.97   9.33
      Gold ($ per ounce) 512   891 580
      Lead ($ per pound) 0.40   0.42
      Zinc ($ per pound) 0.32   0.44 0.33
      Sulphur ($ per pound)  
               
    Total production cost per ounce of Silver ($) 4.51     4.51
    Total cash cost per ounce of Silver ($) 2.06     2.06
               
    Total production cost per ounce of Gold ($)       884 884
    Total cash cost per ounce of Gold ($)       466 466
               
    All‐in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver ($)3 11.83   22.17 15.95
    All‐in cost per ounce of Silver ($)3 15.12   23.70 25.42
               
    Total Recovery of the Run of Mine Ore          
      Silver (%) 92.5     92.5
      Gold (%)       92.6 92.6
      Lead (%) 94.7     94.7
      Zinc (%) 68.4     68.4
      Sulphur (%)          
               
    Head Grades of Run of Mine Ore          
      Silver (gram/tonne) 207     207
      Gold (gram/tonne)       2.9 2.9
      Lead (%) 2.8     2.8
      Zinc (%) 0.9     0.9
      Sulphur (%)          
           
Sales Data          
  Metal Sales          
    Silver (in thousands of ounces) 2,385 10 * 2,395
    Gold (in thousands of ounces) 2.2 0.2 * 4.5 6.9
    Lead (in thousands of pounds) 22,582 405 * 22,987
    Zinc (in thousands of pounds) 5,125 484 * 282 5,891
    Sulphur (in thousands of pound)  
             
  Metal Sales          
    Silver (in thousands of $) 40,760   40,760
    Gold (in thousands of $) 2,101   4,946 7,047
    Lead (in thousands of $) 17,182   17,182
    Zinc (in thousands of $) 3,153   153 3,306
    Sulphur (in thousands of $)  
  63,196   5,099 68,295
Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges          
    Silver ($ per ounce) 17.09   17.09
    Gold ($ per ounce) 975   1,105 1,063
    Lead ($ per pound) 0.76   0.76
    Zinc ($ per pound) 0.62   0.54 0.61
    Sulphur ($ per pound)  
1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG&LM.
2 X Mines includes the XBG project and XHP project.
3 BYP gold ounces converted to silver equivalent using a ratio of 50:1.
* Represents development tunnelling ore at the X mines.

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