Revenue for the financial year ended 31st December 2016 was K492.41 million (US$49.9 million) (unaudited)
(2015: K432.54 (US$66.5 million)). Net loss over the same period was K29.60 million (US$3.0 million) (2015: K127.49 million (US$19.6 million). Chibuluma Mines Plc’s (CMP) cash position increased to K16.83 million (US$1.64 million) as at 31st December 2016 (2015: K0.42 million (US$0.056 million).
Production continued to be negatively affected by the poor availability of mining production equipment due to frequent breakdowns of machines, a typical feature of an aged fleet, which coupled with depleting ore reserves resulted in reduced volumes and contributed to constrained cash flow at the company.
The Company has been making progress towards commissioning of the Chifupu Mine Project and was awaiting the installation of 220 Kw ventilation fans to service lower production mine levels.
The company continued implementation of various cost saving and cost containment initiatives to ensure it achieved its set Key Performance Indicators and advance from a loss to a profitable position.
Management was also focusing on identifying and progressing viable initiatives which would assist in extending the footprint of the Jinchuan/Metorex Group in Zambia beyond the current Life of Mine.
No dividends were paid for the financial year ended 31st December 2016 (2015: Nil).