Alamos Gold Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2021 Results

Thursday, 24. February 2022 00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI; NYSE:AGI) (“Alamos” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2021.

“Our Canadian operations performed well in the fourth quarter driving a stronger finish to 2021 and meeting our revised full year production and cost guidance. Young-Davidson had a record year in terms of mining rates and free cash flow and Island Gold had another strong year operationally while advancing the Phase III expansion, offsetting the temporary challenges at Mulatos,” said John A. McCluskey, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We look forward to delivering on our 2022 milestones, all of which support our longer-term objective of growing production at substantially lower costs. Our global reserves increased 4% over the past year driven by growth at all three mines, demonstrating increasing value within our operating base. La Yaqui Grande remains on track to achieve commercial production in the third quarter and will be key to driving near-term production higher and costs lower. The updated and optimized mine plan for Island Gold to be released mid-year, is expected to improve already impressive economics and highlight further low-cost growth. We are well positioned to fund these growth projects internally, which will in turn support growing returns to shareholders over the long term,” Mr. McCluskey added.

Fourth Quarter 2021

  • Production of 112,500 ounces of gold, a 7% increase from the third quarter of 2021 with strong performances at Young-Davidson and Island Gold offsetting weaker production at Mulatos. Full year production was in-line with revised guidance
  • Young-Davidson achieved record mining rates of 8,240 tonnes per day ("tpd"), driving production of 51,900 ounces of gold and mine-site free cash flow1 of $30.4 million
  • Island Gold produced 37,500 ounces and generated mine-site free cash flow1 of $15.8 million
  • Consolidated total cash costs1 of $843 per ounce, all-in sustaining costs ("AISC")1 of $1,237 per ounce and cost of sales of $1,225 per ounce, all increased from earlier in the year reflecting higher costs at Mulatos, as previously guided. Full year total cash costs and AISC were in-line with revised guidance
  • La Yaqui Grande remains on track for commercial production in the third quarter of 2022, and is expected to significantly reduce the cost profile at Mulatos starting in the second half of 2022
  • Sold 112,966 ounces of gold at an average realized price of $1,798 per ounce for revenues of $203.1 million
  • Generated cash flow from operating activities of $88.1 million ($91.8 million, or $0.23 per share, before changes in working capital1)
  • Free cash flow1 was negative in the quarter, driven by higher capital spending mainly related to La Yaqui Grande and the Phase III expansion at Island Gold
  • Realized adjusted net earnings1 of $36.7 million, or $0.09 per share1, which includes adjustments for an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $3.3 million recorded within deferred taxes and foreign exchange and other losses of $3.9 million
  • Recorded net earnings of $29.5 million, or $0.08 per share
  • Ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $172.5 million, equity securities of $23.9 million, and no debt
  • Paid a quarterly dividend of $9.8 million, or US$0.025 per share (annualized rate of US$0.10 per share) and repurchased an additional 783,300 shares in the quarter at a cost of $5.7 million under the Company's Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB"). The NCIB was renewed for another year on December 20, 2021
  • Repurchased a Net Profits Interest ("NPI") royalty on Island Gold for $15.7 million which was applicable to certain claims that made up the majority of Mineral Reserves and Resources on the property
  • Reported results from the ongoing exploration program at Island Gold including extending high-grade gold mineralization up to 300 metres (“m”) down-plunge from existing Inferred Mineral Resources in Island East as well as to a depth of more than 1,700 m in the deepest hole drilled to date
  • Provided an exploration update for Lynn Lake, highlighting the potential for further Mineral Reserve and Resource growth around the existing deposits as well as a new greenfields discovery
  • Achieved a top 15% ranking within Canadian corporate boards in the 2021 Globe and Mail Board Games in recognition of strong governance practices. This included ranking as the third highest company in the materials sector listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Received a Medium ESG Risk Rating from Sustainalytics, positioning Alamos in the top 20th percentile of its industry; in addition, received a B- climate change score from the Carbon Disclosure Project ("CDP"), ahead of the industry average

Full Year 2021

  • Produced 457,200 ounces of gold, meeting revised production guidance. Young-Davidson and Island Gold performed well with both meeting full year initial guidance, offsetting temporary weaker production at Mulatos
  • Young-Davidson produced 195,000 ounces, driving record mine-site free cash flow1 of $100.3 million
  • Island Gold produced 140,900 ounces, generating $53.1 million of mine-site free cash flow1 net of $23.5 million of exploration expenditures and $101.2 million of capital spending, primarily related to the Phase III expansion
  • Sold 457,517 ounces of gold at an average realized price of $1,800 per ounce for record revenues of $823.6 million
  • Total cash costs1 of $794 per ounce, AISC1 of $1,135 per ounce and Cost of sales of $1,167 per ounce were in line with revised guidance
  • Realized adjusted net earnings1 for the year of $162.1 million, or $0.41 per share1. Adjusted net earnings include adjustments for the non-cash, after tax impairment charge of $213.8 million on the Company's Turkish projects incurred in the second quarter, unrealized foreign exchange losses recorded within both deferred taxes and foreign exchange of $7.8 million, and other losses totaling $7.2 million
  • Reported a net loss of $66.7 million, or $0.17 per share, reflecting the impairment charge on the Turkish projects
  • Cash flow from operating activities of $356.5 million (including a record $410.9 million, or $1.05 per share, before changes in working capital1), a 7% increase from 2020
  • Declared $39.1 million in dividends, a 53% increase compared to 2020. Combined with 1.6 million shares repurchased at a cost of $11.7 million, the Company returned $50.8 million to shareholders in 2021
  • During the year, the Company generated $25.8 million in cash on the liquidation of certain equity securities and realized an after-tax gain of $12.0 million (recorded within equity)
  • In the second quarter of 2021, filed an investment treaty claim against the Republic of Turkey for expropriation and unfair and inequitable treatment with respect to its Turkey projects.
  • Reported inaugural three-year guidance in January 2022, outlining a strong outlook with growing production at significantly lower costs over the next three years. This includes AISC decreasing to a range of $950 to $1,050 per ounce in 2024, an 18% improvement from 2022 (based on the mid-point of guidance)
  • Reported year end 2021 Mineral Reserves of 10.3 million ounces of gold, a 4% increase from the end of 2020 with growth at all three operating mines more than offsetting mining depletion. This included a 5% increase in global Mineral Reserve Grades reflecting higher grade additions at Island Gold and Mulatos. Island Gold continues to grow with combined Mineral Reserves and Resources increasing 8% to 5.1 million ounces of gold, net of mining depletion, marking a key milestone for the operation and highlighting its significant upside potential

(1) Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.

Highlight Summary

 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020 2021  2020
Financial Results (in millions)    
Operating revenues$203.1 $226.6$823.6 $748.1
Cost of sales (1)$138.4 $135.8$534.1 $482.0
Earnings (Loss) from operations$49.8 $81.3$14.9 $227.6
Earnings (Loss) before income taxes$43.6 $85.8$2.3 $218.2
Net earnings (loss)$29.5 $76.9($66.7)$144.2
Adjusted net earnings (2)$36.7 $58.2$162.1 $156.5
Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (2)$88.0 $133.6$402.0 $381.7
Cash provided by operations before working capital and cash taxes(2)$91.8 $126.5$410.9 $382.9
Cash provided by operating activities$88.1 $131.4$356.5 $368.4
Capital expenditures (sustaining) (2)$32.2 $27.5$113.4 $82.1
Capital expenditures (growth) (2) (3) (5)$51.2 $41.9$218.0 $151.2
Capital expenditures (capitalized exploration) (4)$8.2 $4.0$27.0 $12.8
Free cash flow (2)($3.5)$58.0($1.9)$122.3
Operating Results     
Gold production (ounces) 112,500  120,400 457,200  426,800
Gold sales (ounces) 112,966  121,831 457,517  424,325
Per Ounce Data    
Average realized gold price$1,798 $1,860$1,800 $1,763
Average spot gold price (London PM Fix)$1,795 $1,874$1,799 $1,770
Cost of sales per ounce of gold sold (includes amortization) (1)$1,225 $1,115$1,167 $1,136
Total cash costs per ounce of gold sold (2)$843 $733$794 $761
All-in sustaining costs per ounce of gold sold (2)$1,237 $1,030$1,135 $1,046
Share Data    
Earnings (Loss) per share, basic and diluted$0.08 $0.20($0.17)$0.37
Adjusted earnings per share, basic and diluted(2)$0.09 $0.15$0.41 $0.40
Weighted average common shares outstanding (basic) (000’s) 392,333  392,720 392,649  391,675
Financial Position (in millions)    
Cash and cash equivalents(5)  $172.5 $220.5

(1)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties, and amortization expense.
(2)  Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.
(3)  Includes growth capital from operating sites. Growth capital excludes an Island Gold Net Profits Interest royalty repurchased in December 2021 for $15.7 million, a Net Smelter Return royalty repurchased in March 2020 for $54.8 million, and the acquisition of Trillium Mining Corp for $19.5 million in December 2020.
(4)  Includes capitalized exploration at Island Gold, Young-Davidson and Mulatos.
(5)  Includes capital advances of $nil and $9.8 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 ($nil for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020).

 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Gold production (ounces) (1)    
Young-Davidson 51,900 48,000 195,000 136,200
Island Gold 37,500 41,200 140,900 139,000
Mulatos 23,100 31,200 121,300 150,800
Gold sales (ounces)    
Young-Davidson 53,006 48,094 194,937 134,987
Island Gold 38,101 42,605 139,946 139,614
Mulatos 21,859 31,132 122,634 149,724
Cost of sales (in millions)(2)    
Young-Davidson$62.6$60.8$244.4$201.3
Island Gold$33.1$33.7$112.3$111.9
Mulatos$42.7$41.3$177.4$168.8
Cost of sales per ounce of gold sold (includes amortization)   
Young-Davidson$1,181$1,264$1,254$1,491
Island Gold$869$791$802$801
Mulatos$1,953$1,327$1,447$1,127
Total cash costs per ounce of gold sold (3)    
Young-Davidson$775$792$846$1,019
Island Gold$575$481$529$451
Mulatos$1,473$986$1,013$816
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce of gold sold (3),(4)  
Young-Davidson$1,017$934$1,072$1,214
Island Gold$871$676$863$660
Mulatos$1,899$1,426$1,240$1,032
Capital expenditures (sustaining, growth, capitalized exploration and capital advances) (in millions)(3) 
Young-Davidson(5)$24.8$19.5$88.6$101.7
Island Gold (6)$27.4$26.9$120.0$80.8
Mulatos(7)$34.2$20.5$128.3$42.1
Other$5.2$6.5$21.5$21.5

(1)  Production for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020 included nil and 800 ounces, respectively, from El Chanate which transitioned to the reclamation phase of the mine life in 2019. There was no production from El Chanate for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
(2)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties, COVID-19 costs, and amortization.
(3)  Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.
(4)  For the purposes of calculating mine-site all-in sustaining costs, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative and share based compensation expenses.
(5)  Includes capitalized exploration at Young-Davidson of $1.3 million and $3.8 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 ($nil for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020).
(6)  Includes capitalized exploration at Island Gold of $5.2 million and $18.8 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 ($3.8 million and $11.9 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020); Island Gold capital expenditures exclude the NPI royalty repurchased in December 2021 for $15.7 million, a Net Smelter Return royalty repurchased in March 2020 for $54.8 million and the acquisition of Trillium Mining Corp for $19.5 million in December 2020.
(7)  Includes capitalized exploration at Mulatos of $0.3 million and $1.7 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 ($0.2 million and $0.9 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020).

Environment, Social and Governance Summary Performance

Health and Safety

  • Recordable injury frequency rate1 of 2.77 in the quarter and 2.46 for the year, an increase from 2.25 in 2020
  • Lost time injury frequency rate1 of 0.25 in the quarter and 0.21 for the year, an increase from 0.14 in 2020
  • Performed over 100,000 COVID-19 tests in 2021 on employees, contractors and visitors as part of enhanced screening practices

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the recordable injury frequency rate increased with 33 recordable injuries, up from 29 in the third quarter of 2021. Three lost time injuries were reported in the quarter, down from four in the third quarter of 2021, resulting in an overall decrease to the Company’s lost time injury frequency rate from the previous quarter. Alamos strives to maintain a safe, healthy working environment for all, with a strong safety culture where everyone is continually reminded of the importance of keeping themselves and their colleagues healthy and injury-free. During the quarter, the Company finalized and introduced three new safety standards to its sites, part of the Company’s ongoing development of its Sustainability Performance Management Framework which includes standards specific to safety leadership and managing higher-risk activities. The Company’s flagship Home Safe Every Day safety leadership program was also restarted at both the Young-Davidson and Mulatos mines following their temporary suspension for safety reasons due to COVID-19. The Company’s overarching commitment is to have all employees and contractors return Home Safe Every Day.

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The Company responded rapidly and proactively and implemented several initiatives to help protect the health and safety of our employees, their families and the communities in which we operate.

Specifically, each mine site activated established crisis management plans and developed site-specific plans that have enabled them to meet and respond to changing conditions associated with COVID-19. The Company has adopted the advice of public health authorities and is adhering to government regulations with respect to COVID-19 in the jurisdictions in which it operates

The following measures have been instituted at sites to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus:

  • Medical screening for all personnel prior to entry to site for symptoms of COVID-19
  • Testing of personnel at all operating sites prior to starting their work rotation
  • Vaccinations offered to employees at Island Gold and Mulatos given their unique camp set-up
  • Training on proper hand hygiene and social distancing
  • Remote work options have been implemented for eligible employees
  • Social distancing practices have been implemented for all meetings, huddles and transportation
  • Mandatory use of personal protective equipment for employees where social distancing is not practicable
  • Rigid camp and site hygiene protocols have been instituted and are being followed
  • In addition, since the COVID-19 pandemic began the Company’s teams in Canada, Mexico, and Turkey have donated their time, medical supplies, and funds to help combat the effects and spread of the virus

COVID 19 - Impact on Operations

Given the significant precautionary measures taken by the Company, and thanks to the dedication of its employees, contractors and stakeholders, operations remain relatively unaffected by COVID-19. All the Company's operations continue to incur additional costs related to testing of personnel, lodging and transportation, which have been included in mining and processing costs. These incremental costs have increased total cash costs globally by approximately $25 per ounce.

Environment

  • Zero significant environmental incidents in the fourth quarter and for the year
  • Advanced permitting of the Lynn Lake Project and the Phase III expansion of Island Gold – a project that will significantly increase automation and reduce fleet diesel usage resulting in 35% lower life-of-mine greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions
  • Advanced the power line project at the Mulatos and La Yaqui Grande which will connect the operations to grid power and eliminate the need for site diesel power generation, reducing GHG emissions

Sixteen minor spills occurred during the fourth quarter, including one at Young-Davidson, ten at Island Gold and five at Mulatos. All spills were immediately cleaned and remediated with no anticipated long-term effects. The Company is committed to preserving the long-term health and viability of the natural environment that surround its operations and projects. This includes investing in new initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint with the goal of minimizing the environmental impacts of our activities and offsetting any impacts that cannot be fully mitigated or rehabilitated.

Community

  • Donated time, medical supplies, food supplies and funds across select operations and projects to help combat the effects and spread of COVID-19 in local communities
  • Young-Davidson employees participated in the Great Cycle Challenge in support of the Sick Kids Foundation, raising money through sponsorship and participation with the Company matching all contributions
  • Continued partnership with Tech Manitoba and the Northern Manitoba Sector Council to deliver digital literacy classes in Lynn Lake, and continued to support the Mining Matters charitable organization in providing the Lynn Lake high school with educational resources and curriculum related to Earth sciences, the minerals industry and their roles in society
  • Together with community representatives, completed an annual evaluation of the Mi Matarachi Program to review our progress and shape community development efforts for 2022 and beyond
  • Continued to support local students in Sahuaripa, Matarachi and Hermosillo, Mexico with 180 students supported through the Company’s Scholarship Program
  • In addition to ongoing COVID-19 and influenza vaccination clinics, and community nutrition programs, several new health initiatives were introduced during the quarter in collaboration with the Matarachi community. These included a breast cancer awareness campaign, healthy eating campaign, and training to the Matarachi Community Health Committee on using a defibrillator that we donated to the Matarachi Health Clinic
  • Made various donations to local communities including medicine, cleaning and hygiene equipment, fans, toys, and school supplies for teachers and students returning to classrooms

Alamos believes that excellence in sustainability provides a net benefit to all stakeholders. The Company continues to engage with local communities to understand local challenges and priorities, and to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing investments in local infrastructure, health care, education, cultural and community programs have continued through the COVID-19 pandemic, with appropriate health and safety protocols.

Governance and Disclosure

  • Finalized 12 sustainability standards during the quarter and 22 to date as part of Alamos’ Sustainability Performance Management Framework that addresses governance, health & safety, security, environment and community relations management
  • Achieved a top 15% ranking within Canadian corporate boards in the 2021 Globe and Mail Board Games in recognition of strong governance practices. This included ranking as the third highest company in the materials sector listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Received a B- climate change score from the Carbon Disclosure Project in response to the Company's 2021 CDP Report, ahead of the industry C average
  • Received a Medium ESG Risk Rating from Sustainalytics, positioning Alamos in the top 20th percentile of its industry
  • Received a BBB ESG rating within Alamos’ most recent MSCI ESG Ratings Report

Alamos maintains the highest standards of corporate governance to ensure that corporate decision-making reflects its values, including the Company’s commitment to sustainable development. During the quarter, the Company continued to advance its implementation of the Responsible Gold Mining Principles, developed by the World Gold Council as a framework that sets clear expectations as to what constitutes responsible gold mining.

(1) Frequency rate is calculated as incidents per 200,000 hours worked.

Outlook and Strategy

2022 Guidance
 Young-DavidsonIsland GoldMulatosOther (2)Total
Gold production (000’s ounces)185 - 200125 - 135130 - 145 440 - 480
Cost of sales, including amortization (in millions)(4)    $610
Cost of sales, including amortization ($ per ounce)(4)    $1,325
Total cash costs ($ per ounce)(1)$850 - $900$550 - $600$1,225 - $1,275$875- $925
All-in sustaining costs ($ per ounce)(1)    $1,190 - $1,240
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs ($ per ounce)(1)(3)$1,125 - $1,175$850 - $900$1,325 - $1,375 
Capital expenditures (in millions)     
Sustaining capital(1)$50 - $55$35 - $40$5 - $10$90 - $105
Growth capital(1)$5 - $10$145 - $160$50 - $55$15$215 - $240
Total Sustaining and Growth Capital(1)$55 - $65$180 - $200$55 - $65$15$305 - $345
Capitalized exploration(1)$4$20$3$27
Total capital expenditures and capitalized exploration(1)$59 - $69$200 - $220$55 - $65$18$332 - $372

(1)  Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP" disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description of these measures.
(2)  Includes growth capital and capitalized exploration at the Company's development projects (Lynn Lake and Esperanza).
(3)  For the purposes of calculating mine-site all-in sustaining costs at individual mine sites, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative and share based compensation expenses to the mine sites.
(4)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties, and amortization expense, and is calculated based on the mid-point of total cash cost guidance.

The Company’s objective is to operate a sustainable business model that can support growing returns to all stakeholders over the long-term through growing production, expanding margins, and increasing profitability. This includes a balanced approach to capital allocation focused on generating strong ongoing free cash flow while re-investing in high-return internal growth opportunities and supporting higher returns to shareholders.

The Company continues to deliver on its key long-term objectives, with strong performances at its Canadian operations and significant progress made on its high-return growth projects. Young-Davidson and Island Gold both met full year production guidance and revised cost guidance. This included a record performance from Young-Davidson with the operation achieving record mining rates and mine-site free cash flow. Mulatos had a challenging year as the operation works through a transitional phase with higher costs while making excellent progress on the development of the higher-grade, low-cost La Yaqui Grande project. La Yaqui Grande remains on track achieve commercial production in the third quarter of 2022 and is expected drive costs significantly lower in the second half of the year. Finally, the Phase III expansion at Island Gold continues to advance while ongoing exploration success drove another substantial increase in Mineral Reserves and Resources to more than five million ounces. This represents another key milestone for the operation and highlights the significant upside potential to the Phase III expansion study ("Phase III Study") with Mineral Reserves and Resources having increased 37% since the completion of the study in 2020.

The Company provided inaugural three-year production and operating guidance in January 2022, which outlined growing production at significantly lower costs over the 2022 to 2024 period. Refer to the Company’s January 17, 2022 guidance press release for a summary of the key assumptions and related risks associated with the comprehensive 2022 guidance and three-year production, cost and capital outlook. Production is expected to be between 440,000 and 480,000 ounces of gold in 2022, consistent with 2021, and increase approximately 4% (based on the mid-point of guidance) to between 460,000 and 500,000 ounces in 2023 and 2024. Total cash costs and AISC are expected to increase in 2022 compared to 2021, reflecting industry-wide cost inflation and a temporary increase in costs at Mulatos. La Yaqui Grade is expected to drive Mulatos and consolidated costs lower in the second half of 2022 and will be a key contributor to an expected 18% decrease in AISC between 2022 and 2024. The Company expects a further reduction of costs following the completion of the Phase III expansion at Island Gold in 2025, and over the longer term.

As outlined in the Company's 2022 guidance, first quarter gold production is expected to be the lowest of the year at approximately 100,000 ounces, with costs well above annual guidance. Production is expected to increase and costs decrease through the year, particularly in the second half of the year with the start of low-cost production from La Yaqui Grande.

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Capital spending at producing mines (excluding Lynn Lake and other development projects) is expected to decrease from between $290 to $330 million in 2022 to between $220 and $260 million in 2023. This represents a 23% decrease reflecting the completion of construction of La Yaqui Grande. Total capital is expected to decrease further following the completion of the Phase III expansion at Island Gold in 2025. La Yaqui Grande and the Phase III expansion are expected to be fully funded through ongoing cash flow and existing cash.

Young-Davidson is expected to produce between 185,000 and 200,000 ounces in 2022, consistent with 2021, reflecting similar grades, mining and processing rates. Total cash costs and mine-site AISC are expected to increase from 2021 primarily reflecting industry-wide cost inflation, partially offset by operational improvements. Production and costs are expected to remain at similar levels over the next three years. Capital spending in 2022 (excluding exploration) is expected to range between $55 and $65 million, a 27% decrease from 2021 with construction of the new life of mine tailings facility (“TIA 1”) completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. Capital spending is expected to remain at similar levels in 2023 and decrease slightly in 2024. Young-Davidson generated record mine-site free cash flow of $100 million in 2021. With the lower mine expansion complete and a 15 year Mineral Reserve life, Young-Davidson is expected to generate similar mine-site free cash flow in 2022 and over the long term.

Island Gold is expected to produce between 125,000 and 135,000 ounces in 2022, consistent with the Phase III Study. Total cash costs and mine-site AISC are expected to increase relative to the Phase III Study reflecting industry-wide cost inflation and the stronger Canadian dollar. Capital spending at Island Gold (excluding exploration) is expected to increase to between $180 and $200 million in 2022, reflecting the ramp up of construction activities as outlined in the Phase III Study. Consistent with the study, capital spending is expected to decrease slightly in 2023 and 2024 before decreasing closer to sustaining levels following the completion of the expansion in 2025.

The exploration budget for Island Gold in 2022 of $22 million will follow up on the successful drilling campaign in 2021 that drove an 8% increase in high-grade Mineral Reserves and Resources to 5.1 million ounces of gold. Since the completion of the Phase III Study, Mineral Reserves and Resources have increased 37%, or 1.4 million ounces demonstrating the significant growth in size and value of operation. This ongoing growth will be incorporated into an optimized mine plan to be released mid-2022.

Combined gold production from the Mulatos District (including La Yaqui Grande) is expected to be between 130,000 and 145,000 ounces in 2022. With the start of production from La Yaqui Grande in the third quarter and increasing grades from the El Salto portion of the Mulatos pit, approximately 65% of 2022 production is expected in the second half of the year at substantially lower costs. Total cash costs and mine-site AISC are expected to be well above annual guidance during the first half of 2022 and trend significantly lower during the second half of the year, driven by low-cost production growth from La Yaqui Grande. Costs are expected to improve further in 2023 and 2024 with La Yaqui Grande representing the majority of Mulatos production. Capital spending is expected to total $55 to $65 million in 2022 with the majority being growth capital to complete construction of La Yaqui Grande, which remains on track to achieve commercial production in the third quarter of 2022. Capital spending is expected to trend lower in the second half of 2022 and down closer to sustaining capital levels in 2023 and 2024.

The total capital budget for Lynn Lake in 2022 is $14 million, including $11 million for development activities and $3 million for exploration. Development activities will be focused on environmental work in support of permitting, detailed engineering and other site access upgrades. The approval of the Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the project is expected in the second half of 2022 following which the Company expects to make a construction decision.

A total of $40 million has been budgeted for exploration in 2022 with Island Gold continuing to account for the largest portion of the budget at $22 million, followed by $7 million at Mulatos, $5 million at Young-Davidson and $3 million at Lynn Lake. This follows a widely successful 2021 program with Mineral Reserves more than replaced at all three operations. This drove a 4% increase in Mineral Reserves to 10.3 million ounces of gold with grades also increasing 5% reflecting higher grade increases at Island Gold and Mulatos.

The Company's liquidity position remains strong, ending the year with $172.5 million of cash and cash equivalents, $23.9 million in equity securities, and no debt. Additionally, the Company has a $500 million undrawn credit facility, providing total liquidity of $672.5 million. Combined with strong ongoing cash flow generation, the Company's high-return internal growth initiatives are fully funded, with the capacity to increase production by more than 60% and reduce AISC by over 30% by 2025.

Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2021 results

Young-Davidson Financial and Operational Review

 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Gold production (ounces) 51,900  48,000  195,000  136,200 
Gold sales (ounces) 53,006  48,094  194,937  134,987 
Financial Review (in millions)    
Operating Revenues$95.2 $89.3 $350.5 $239.4 
Cost of sales (1)$62.6 $60.8 $244.4 $201.3 
Earnings from operations$31.9 $28.5 $105.4 $38.1 
Cash provided by operating activities$55.2 $50.3 $188.9 $101.3 
Capital expenditures (sustaining) (2)$12.8 $6.8 $43.8 $26.1 
Capital expenditures (growth) (2)$9.3 $12.7 $38.3 $75.6 
Capital expenditures (capitalized exploration) (2)$2.7 $ $6.5 $ 
Mine-site free cash flow (2)$30.4 $30.8 $100.3 ($0.4)
Cost of sales, including amortization per ounce of gold sold (1)$1,181 $1,264 $1,254 $1,491 
Total cash costs per ounce of gold sold (2)$775 $792 $846 $1,019 
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce of gold sold (2),(3)$1,017 $934 $1,072 $1,214 
Underground Operations    
Tonnes of ore mined 758,089  703,898  2,879,662  1,956,198 
Tonnes of ore mined per day 8,240  7,651  7,889  5,345 
Average grade of gold (4) 2.47  2.20  2.31  2.24 
Metres developed 3,116  3,223  12,367  12,549 
Mill Operations    
Tonnes of ore processed 723,247  729,747  2,883,241  2,181,324 
Tonnes of ore processed per day 7,861  7,932  7,899  5,960 
Average grade of gold (4) 2.47  2.21  2.31  2.08 
Contained ounces milled 57,459  51,774  213,769  145,733 
Average recovery rate 91% 91% 91% 92%

(1)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties and amortization.
(2)  Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.
(3)  For the purposes of calculating mine-site all-in sustaining costs, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative and share based compensation expenses.
(4)  Grams per tonne of gold ("g/t Au").

Young-Davidson finished the year strongly with production of 51,900 ounces of gold in the fourth quarter of 2021, an 8% increase from the prior year period due to higher grades mined. This brought full year production to 195,000 ounces for the year, in line with guidance and a 43% increase from the prior year.

Underground mining rates continued to perform extremely well, increasing to average a record 8,240 tpd in the quarter, and 7,889 tpd for the full year. Mining rates are expected to average design rates of 8,000 tpd going forward.

As anticipated, grades mined increased in the fourth quarter to average 2.47 g/t Au. Full year grades mined were slightly below budget and reserve grade primarily due to mine sequencing. Mill throughput averaged 7,861 tpd in the fourth quarter, lower than tonnes mined due to planned mill maintenance. The resulting stockpile will be processed through the first half of 2022. Mill recoveries averaged 91% in the quarter, consistent with guidance and the prior year.

Financial Review

Fourth quarter revenues of $95.2 million were 7% higher than the prior year period driven by more ounces sold. For the full year, Young-Davidson sold 194,937 ounces for record revenues of $350.5 million, a 46% increase from 2020 due to higher realized gold prices and an increase in ounces sold.

Cost of sales (which includes mining and processing costs, royalties, and amortization expense) of $62.6 million in the fourth quarter were higher than the prior year period, due to increased underground mining rates, partially offset by lower unit mining costs. Similarly, cost of sales for the full year were higher than the prior year given lower mining rates during the temporary shutdown which occurred in 2020. Underground unit mining costs were CAD $42 per tonne in the quarter, an improvement from the prior year and the lowest quarterly unit mining costs of the year driven by economies of scale from averaging a record 8,240 tpd mined.

Total cash costs of $775 per ounce in the fourth quarter were 2% lower than the prior year period driven by higher throughput and lower mining and processing costs per tonne, partially offset by a stronger Canadian dollar. Mine-site AISC of $1,017 per ounce in the fourth quarter were 9% higher than the prior year period primarily reflecting higher sustaining capital, partially offset by lower total cash costs. Full year total cash costs of $846 per ounce and mine-site AISC of $1,072 per ounce were consistent with revised annual guidance, and well below the prior year driven by higher mining rates and lower unit mining costs, partially offset by the stronger Canadian dollar in 2021. The stronger Canadian dollar increased total cash costs by approximately $45 per ounce and mine-site AISC by approximately $60 per ounce, relative to both prior year and initial guidance.

Capital expenditures in the quarter included $12.8 million of sustaining capital and $9.3 million of growth capital. In addition, $2.7 million was invested in capitalized exploration as part of the first significant exploration program at the operation since 2011. Capital expenditures totaled $88.6 million for the full year, including $6.5 million of capitalized exploration. This represented a 13% decrease from the prior year reflecting the completion of the lower mine expansion in July 2020. Capital expenditures were slightly above annual guidance due to the impact of the stronger than budgeted Canadian dollar on capital costs.

Young-Davidson has consistently met or exceeded expectations since transitioning to the new lower mine infrastructure in mid-2020, driving production higher, costs lower, and significant free cash flow growth. This included mine-site free cash flow of $30.4 million in the fourth quarter, and a record $100.3 million for the full year. At current gold prices, Young-Davidson is positioned to generate similar mine-site free cash flow in 2022 and over the long term.

Island Gold Financial and Operational Review

 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Gold production (ounces) 37,500  41,200  140,900  139,000 
Gold sales (ounces) 38,101  42,605  139,946  139,614 
Financial Review (in millions)    
Operating Revenues$68.6 $79.6 $252.0 $247.0 
Cost of sales (1)$33.1 $33.7 $112.3 $111.9 
Earnings from operations$34.0 $45.4 $135.0 $134.1 
Cash provided by operating activities$43.2 $58.7 $173.1 $182.2 
Capital expenditures (sustaining) (2)$11.2 $8.3 $46.7 $29.0 
Capital expenditures (growth) (2) (5)$11.0 $14.8 $54.5 $39.9 
Capital expenditures (capitalized exploration) (2)$5.2 $3.8 $18.8 $11.9 
Mine-site free cash flow (2)$15.8 $31.8 $53.1 $101.4 
Cost of sales, including amortization per ounce of gold sold (1)$869 $791 $802 $801 
Total cash costs per ounce of gold sold (2)$575 $481 $529 $451 
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce of gold sold (2),(3)$871 $676 $863 $660 
Underground Operations    
Tonnes of ore mined 109,541  113,540  438,731  412,169 
Tonnes of ore mined per day ("tpd") 1,191  1,234  1,202  1,126 
Average grade of gold (4) 10.98  10.77  10.27  11.18 
Metres developed 1,906  1,854  7,472  6,168 
Mill Operations    
Tonnes of ore processed 114,689  105,509  435,297  386,591 
Tonnes of ore processed per day 1,247  1,147  1,193  1,056 
Average grade of gold (4) 10.51  11.88  10.35  11.62 
Contained ounces milled 38,742  40,305  144,804  144,378 
Average recovery rate 96% 97% 96% 97%

(1)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties, COVID-19 costs and amortization.
(2)  Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.
(3)  For the purposes of calculating mine-site all-in sustaining costs, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative and share based compensation expenses.
(4)  Grams per tonne of gold ("g/t Au").
(5)  Includes capital advances of $nil and $1.4 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 (($nil for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020).

Island Gold produced 37,500 ounces in the fourth quarter of 2021, a decrease from the fourth quarter of 2020 reflecting lower grades processed. For the full year, Island Gold produced 140,900 ounces, consistent with the prior year, and at the mid-point of production guidance.

Underground mining rates averaged 1,191 tpd in the fourth quarter and 1,202 tpd for the full year, consistent with annual guidance. As previously guided, underground grades increased from the third quarter, averaging 10.98 g/t Au, increasing full year grades mined to 10.27 g/t Au.

Mill throughput averaged 1,247 tpd in the fourth quarter, and 1,193 tpd for the full year, in line with annual guidance of 1,200 tpd. Mill recoveries averaged 96% in the quarter and 96% year-to-date, consistent with annual guidance.

Financial Review

Island Gold generated revenues of $68.6 million in the fourth quarter, a 14% decrease compared to the prior year period, reflecting less ounces sold and lower realized gold prices. Full year revenues were $252.0 million, consistent with the prior year.

Cost of sales (includes mining and processing costs, royalties and amortization expense) of $33.1 million in the fourth quarter and $112.3 million during the full year were consistent with the prior year periods. Higher mining and processing rates for the full year and a stronger Canadian dollar in 2021 were offset by lower unit mining costs and lower amortization charges.

Total cash costs of $575 per ounce in the fourth quarter were significantly higher than the prior year period, due to lower grades processed and the impact of the stronger Canadian dollar. Mine-site AISC of $871 per ounce in the fourth quarter were 29% higher than in the prior year reflecting higher sustaining capital spending with increased underground development. For the full year, total cash costs and mine-site AISC were both higher than the prior year largely reflecting the stronger Canadian dollar in 2021, as well as increased sustaining capital spending. The Canadian dollar increased total cash costs by approximately $30 per ounce and mine-site AISC by approximately $50 per ounce, relative to the prior year and initial guidance.

Total capital expenditures were $27.4 million in the fourth quarter, including $5.2 million of capitalized exploration. Spending was focused on lateral development, engineering and early procurement for the Phase III expansion project, and surface infrastructure. Full year capital spending totaled $118.6 million, including $18.8 million of capitalized exploration. In addition, Island Gold advanced $1.4 million for long lead time items supporting the Phase III expansion.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company acquired and canceled a net profit interest ("NPI") royalty payable on production from certain claims at the Island Gold mine for consideration of $15.7 million. Over the past two years, the Company has acquired both an NPI and an NSR royalty on Island Gold that have significantly enhanced the long term value of the operation.

Island Gold generated mine-site free cash flow of $15.8 million in the fourth quarter and $53.1 million for the full year, net of all capital spending on the Phase III expansion. Given the planned ramp up in capital spending on the Phase III expansion, Island Gold is not expected to generate mine-site free cash flow in 2022.

Mulatos Financial and Operational Review

 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Gold production (ounces) 23,100  31,200  121,300  150,800 
Gold sales (ounces) 21,859  31,132  122,634  149,724 
Financial Review (in millions)    
Operating Revenues$39.3 $57.7 $221.1 $261.7 
Cost of sales (1)$42.7 $41.3 $177.4 $168.8 
(Loss) earnings from operations($5.0)$14.8 $36.4 $88.7 
Cash (used) provided by operating activities($6.3)$24.6 $32.1 $110.5 
Capital expenditures (sustaining) (2)$8.2 $12.4 $22.9 $27.0 
Capital expenditures (growth) (2) (7)$25.7 $7.9 $103.7 $14.2 
Capital expenditures (capitalized exploration) (2)$0.3 $0.2 $1.7 $0.9 
Mine-site free cash flow (2)($40.5)$4.1 ($96.2)$68.4 
Cost of sales, including amortization per ounce of gold sold (1)$1,953 $1,327 $1,447 $1,127 
Total cash costs per ounce of gold sold (2)$1,473 $986 $1,013 $816 
Mine site all-in sustaining costs per ounce of gold sold (2),(3)$1,899 $1,426 $1,240 $1,032 
Open Pit Operations    
Tonnes of ore mined - open pit (4) 660,576  1,270,425  3,116,492  5,641,346 
Total waste mined - open pit (6) 2,496,896  3,913,900  9,060,201  9,534,900 
Total tonnes mined - open pit 3,157,472  5,184,324  12,176,694  15,176,245 
Waste-to-ore ratio (operating) 0.55  0.61  1.23  0.68 
Crushing and Heap Leach Operations    
Tonnes of ore stacked 1,760,629  1,969,732  7,074,460  7,308,457 
Average grade of gold processed (5) 0.85  0.83  0.99  1.08 
Contained ounces stacked 48,133  52,281  225,551  253,736 
Average recovery rate 48% 60% 54% 59%
Ore crushed per day (tonnes) - combined 19,100  21,400  19,400  20,000 

(1)  Cost of sales includes mining and processing costs, royalties, and amortization.
(2)  Refer to the “Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures” disclosure at the end of this press release and associated MD&A for a description and calculation of these measures.
(3)  For the purposes of calculating mine-site all-in sustaining costs, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative and share based compensation expenses.
(4)  Includes ore stockpiled during the quarter.
(5)  Grams per tonne of gold ("g/t Au").
(6)  Total waste mined includes operating waste and capitalized stripping, but excludes tonnes mined at La Yaqui Grande.
(7)  Includes capital advances of $nil and $8.4 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2021 (($nil for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020).

Mulatos produced 23,100 ounces in the fourth quarter, lower than the prior year period though consistent with the third quarter. Production in the second half of 2022 was impacted by longer leach cycles for stockpiled ore stacked and lower production from Cerro Pelon with the deposit being depleted in the quarter. For the year, Mulatos produced 121,300 ounces, a 20% decrease from the prior year driven by lower grades mined, primarily from Cerro Pelon, as well as longer leach times for ore stacked in the second half of the year.

Ore mined in the fourth quarter decreased significantly compared to the prior year period, with mining activities within the main Mulatos pit focused on pre-stripping the El Salto portion of the pit. The majority of ore mined in the quarter was from Cerro Pelon and San Carlos, which were depleted by the end of the year. Total tonnes mined of 3,157,472 is exclusive of pre-stripping activities at La Yaqui Grande, where an additional 6.4 million tonnes of waste was mined in the quarter.

Total crusher throughput in the fourth quarter averaged 19,100 tpd for a total of 1,760,629 tonnes stacked at a grade of 0.85 g/t Au. Crusher throughput was 11% below the prior year period, though improved compared to the third quarter which had been impacted by above average rainfall. Tonnes stacked in the quarter exceeded tonnes mined due to the processing of surface stockpiles, which comprised the majority of tonnes stacked in the fourth quarter. For the full year, tonnes stacked were relatively consistent year-over-year, but at lower grades.

The increased proportion of stockpiles stacked in the quarter, combined with stacking on higher lifts of the leach pad, resulted in a longer than anticipated leach cycle which contributed to a lower recovery rate of 48%. The Company expects an improvement in production over the next two quarters as these previously stacked ounces are recovered; however, at higher processing costs given the additional reagents required. Total cash costs are expected to remain at similar levels of approximately $1,500 per ounce during the first half of 2022 reflecting the higher costs associated with processing the stockpiles as well as lower grades from the El Salto. Production rates are expected to increase in the second half of 2022 at substantially lower costs with the start of production from La Yaqui Grande and higher grades from El Salto.

Financial Review

Revenues of $39.3 million in the fourth quarter were lower than the prior year period driven by fewer ounces sold. For the full year, revenues of $221.1 million were lower than the prior year, as fewer ounces sold were partially offset by a higher realized gold price.

Cost of sales (includes mining and processing costs, royalties and amortization expense) of $42.7 million in the fourth quarter were higher than in the comparative period, primarily due to higher processing costs related to surface stockpiles and higher amortization charges. Amortization per ounce was higher in the quarter given the proportion of ore coming from Cerro Pelon which carries a higher amortization charge, as well as the impact of straight line depreciation on lower sales in the quarter. Total cash costs of $1,473 per ounce were higher than in the prior year period as a result of less tonnes stacked, and an increasing proportion of surface stockpiles processed which carry a higher cost per ounce given increased reagents consumption. The surface stockpiles also include historical inventory costs of approximately $150 per ounce, which were incurred in previous years when these tonnes were mined. Mine-site AISC of $1,899 per ounce in the quarter were higher than in the prior year period, consistent with the increase in total cash costs. Full year total cash costs and mine-site AISC were also higher than the prior year due to the increasing proportion of surface stockpiles stacked.

Capital spending totaled $34.2 million in the fourth quarter, of which $8.2 million was sustaining capital primarily related to capitalized stripping at El Salto. Growth capital of $25.7 million was primarily related to pre-stripping and construction activities at La Yaqui Grande. During the year, Mulatos incurred $119.9 million of capital spending, including $102.0 million on construction of La Yaqui Grande. Given the significant level of spending on La Yaqui Grande, Mulatos generated negative mine-site free cash flow of $40.5 million in the quarter and negative $96.2 million for the year. Full year mine-site free cash flow also was impacted by $26.9 million of tax payments in the first half of the year given the strong profitability in 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Development Activities

Island Gold (Ontario, Canada)

Phase III Expansion Study

On July 14, 2020 the Company reported results of the positive Phase III Study conducted on its Island Gold mine. Based on the results of the study, the Company is proceeding with an expansion of the operation to 2,000 tpd. This follows a detailed evaluation of several scenarios which demonstrated the shaft expansion as the best option, having the strongest economics, being the most efficient and productive, and the best positioned to capitalize on further growth in Mineral Reserves and Resources. The Phase III expansion is expected to drive average annual gold production to 236,000 ounces per year upon completion of the shaft in 2025, representing a 70% increase from 2020 production. This will also reduce total cash costs to an average of $403 per ounce and mine-site all-in sustaining costs to $534 per ounce.

The Phase III Study was based on Mineral Reserves and Resources at Island Gold as of December 31, 2019 and does not include the significant growth subsequent to the study. This includes a 37%, or 1.4 million ounce increase in combined Mineral Reserves and Resources which now total 5.1 million ounces of gold. As a result, the Company is working on an updated Phase III expansion mine plan that will incorporate the significant growth in high-grade Mineral Reserves and Resources into an optimized mine plan which is expected to enhance already attractive economics and the value of the operation. The updated study is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

The Company is currently focused on permitting and detailed engineering of the shaft and associated infrastructure, including the hoisting plant and surface civil works, as well as the paste plant. Contract tendering and awarding remains ongoing, with significant contracts signed for the shaft sinking and headworks, shaft site surface works, and steel supply and fabrication. In addition, procurement of long lead time items is underway. Phase III permitting is anticipated to be completed during the first half of 2022 with the pre-sink for the shaft expected to begin mid-2022.

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company spent $11.0 million on surface infrastructure, capital development, detailed engineering and permitting activities. Growth capital spending through the year totaled $54.5 million, the majority of which relates to the Phase III expansion.

Mulatos District (Sonora, Mexico)

La Yaqui Grande

On July 28, 2020, the Company reported results of an internal study completed on its fully permitted La Yaqui Grande project located in the Mulatos District in Sonora, Mexico. La Yaqui Grande is located approximately seven kilometres (straight line) from the existing Mulatos operation and adjacent to the past producing La Yaqui Phase I operation. As with La Yaqui Phase I, La Yaqui Grande is being developed with an independent heap leach pad and crushing circuit.

La Yaqui Grande is expected to produce an average of 123,000 ounces of gold per year starting in the third quarter of 2022, significantly reducing the Mulatos District mine-site AISC from approximately $1,675 per ounce in the first half of 2022 to $1,175 per ounce in the second half. This is expected to decrease even further in 2023 as higher cost production from the main Mulatos operation is displaced with lower-cost production from La Yaqui Grande.

Construction activities progressed well in the fourth quarter, with the project on schedule to achieve commercial production in the third quarter of 2022. In 2021, approximately $102.0 million was spent on the project (including capital advances).

Fourth quarter highlights at La Yaqui Grande included:

  • Over 21 million tonnes of waste mined in 2021 with the fourth quarter averaging 70,000 tpd;
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary crushers are more than 90% complete; agglomeration system 80% complete;
  • Crusher circuit commissioning is scheduled for Q2 2022;
  • Heap leach construction is 85% complete;
  • Carbon columns and ADR plant construction is 70% complete;
  • Water treatment plant engineering and earthwork has been completed

La Yaqui Grande - Pit:  https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/dfca1b42-8db9-4b5e-8562-1fbfc191857d

La Yaqui Grande - Crusher area: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b6075925-44ef-4409-a343-791e941b25ea

La Yaqui Grande - Leach Pad: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8a1ba811-18de-4ab4-9bc1-08ce0f6f2506

Lynn Lake (Manitoba, Canada)

The Company released a positive Feasibility Study on the Lynn Lake project in December 2017 outlining average annual production of 143,000 ounces over a 10 year mine life at average mine-site all-in sustaining costs of $745 per ounce.

The project economics based on the 2017 Feasibility Study at a $1,500 per ounce gold price include an after-tax internal rate of return ("IRR") of 21.5% and an after-tax NPV of $290 million (12.5% IRR at a $1,250 per ounce gold price). During the second quarter of 2020, the Company filed the Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") with the federal government. Approval of the EIS is expected in the second half of 2022 following which the Company expects to make a construction decision. Assuming a positive construction decision, development of Lynn Lake is expected to take approximately two years.

Development spending (excluding exploration) was $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 to support the ongoing permitting process and engineering, and $6.0 million for the full year.

Kirazlı (Çanakkale, Turkey)

On October 14, 2019, the Company suspended all construction activities on its Kirazlı project following the Turkish government's failure to grant a routine renewal of the Company’s mining licenses, despite the Company having met all legal and regulatory requirements for their renewal. In October 2020, the Turkish government refused the renewal of the Company’s Forestry Permit. The Company had been granted approval of all permits required to construct Kirazlı including the Environmental Impact Assessment approval, Forestry Permit, and GSM (Business Opening and Operation) permit, and certain key permits for the nearby Ağı Dağı and Çamyurt Gold Mines. These permits were granted by the Turkish government after the project earned the support of the local communities and passed an extensive multi-year environmental review and community consultation process.

On April 20, 2021, the Company announced that its Netherlands wholly-owned subsidiaries Alamos Gold Holdings Coöperatief U.A, and Alamos Gold Holdings B.V. (the “Subsidiaries”) would be filing an investment treaty claim against the Republic of Turkey for expropriation and unfair and inequitable treatment, among other things, with respect to the Kirazlı, Ağı Dağı and Çamyurt gold development projects in Turkey. The claim was filed under the Netherlands-Turkey Bilateral Investment Treaty (the “Treaty”). Alamos Gold Holdings Coöperatief U.A. and Alamos Gold Holdings B.V. had its claim against the Republic of Turkey registered on June 7, 2021 with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank Group).

In its effort to secure the renewal of its mining licenses, the Company has attempted to work cooperatively with the Turkish government, has raised with the Turkish government its obligations under the Treaty, has sought to resolve the dispute by good faith negotiations, and has made considerable effort to build support among stakeholders and host communities. The Turkish government has failed to provide the Company with a reason for the non-renewal of its licenses.

Bilateral investment treaties are agreements between countries to assist with the protection of investments. The Treaty establishes legal protections for investment between Turkey and the Netherlands. The Subsidiaries directly own and control the Company’s Turkish assets. The Subsidiaries invoking their rights pursuant to the Treaty does not mean that they relinquish their rights to the Turkish project, or otherwise cease the Turkish operations. The Company will continue to work towards a constructive resolution with the Republic of Turkey.

As a result, the Company incurred an after-tax impairment charge of $213.8 million in the second quarter of 2021. The non-cash impairment charge reflects the Company’s entire net carrying value of the Turkish mineral property, plant and equipment and certain other current assets.

In addition, the Company incurred approximately $2.5 million in the year for severances, legal costs, and ongoing holding costs which have been expensed, with the majority incurred in the second quarter following the announcement of the Treaty claim. Going forward, the Company expects holding costs will be approximately $1.0 to $2.0 million per year during the Treaty claim process.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Exploration Activities

Island Gold (Ontario, Canada)

The 2021 exploration drilling program was focused on expanding high-grade mineralization in the down-plunge and lateral extensions of the Island Gold deposit with the objective of adding new near-mine Mineral Resources across the two kilometre long Island Gold deposit. The most recent drill intercepts from the 2021 program were disclosed in a November 11, 2021 press release.

The Company continued its strong track record of exploration success and Mineral Reserve and Resource growth in 2021, with a 2% increase in Mineral Reserves to 1.3 million ounces of gold (4.1 mt grading 10.12 g/t Au), including a 4% increase in reserve grade, as well as an 8% increase in Inferred Mineral Resources to 3.5 million ounces (7.9 mt grading 13.59 g/t Au).

Four diamond drill rigs continued operating in the fourth quarter focused on the surface directional exploration program. One underground regular exploration diamond drill operated in the quarter and two diamond drill rigs were focused on underground directional drilling. A total of 4,020 m of surface directional drilling, 1,527 m of underground directional drilling and 2,628 m of standard underground exploration drilling was completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Surface exploration drilling

A total of 4,020 m of surface directional drilling was completed in seven holes during the fourth quarter. Surface directional drilling targeted areas peripheral to the Inferred Mineral Resource block in the Island East area between 1,400 m and 1,750 m below surface with drill hole spacing ranging from 75 m to 100 m.

Underground exploration drilling

During the fourth quarter of 2021, a total of 1,527 m of underground directional drilling was completed in three holes from the 740 and 840 levels. A total of 2,628 m of standard underground exploration drilling was completed in 9 holes from the 340 and 840 levels. The objective of the underground drilling is to identify new Mineral Resources close to existing Mineral Resource or Reserve blocks. A total of 205 m of underground exploration drift development was completed on the 490, 620, 790 and 840 levels during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Total exploration expenditures during the fourth quarter were $6.7 million, of which $5.2 million was capitalized. For the full year, $23.5 million of exploration expenditures were incurred, of which $18.8 million was capitalized.

Young-Davidson (Ontario, Canada)

The 2021 drill program represented the first significant exploration campaign at Young-Davidson since 2011, given the focus of the last several years on completing the lower mine expansion. Through a successful delineation drilling program, Mineral Reserves were more than replaced, increasing 5% to 3.4 million ounces (43.7 mt grading 2.42 g/t Au) at the end of 2021, and extending Young-Davidson's Mineral Reserve life to 15 years.

Underground exploration drilling during the fourth quarter was focused on four targets with 4,011 m completed in nine holes. Drilling from the 8960-level exploration drill bay established in the lower mine infrastructure tested the footwall stratigraphy to the north, followed by evaluation to the west and down-plunge of existing Mineral Reserves and Resources with one drill hole completed in the fourth quarter. Drilling is targeting syenite-hosted mineralization as well as continuing to test mineralization in the footwall sediments and in the hanging wall mafic-ultramafic stratigraphy. On the east side of the deposit, a second underground drill completed five holes from the 8900-level targeting an area down-dip from the existing Mineral Reserves and Resources. This drill also completed three holes from the 9710-level testing along strike to the east of existing Mineral Reserves and Resources.

As previously disclosed in a July 12, 2021 press release, the current drilling campaign has been successful in extending gold mineralization 150 m below existing Inferred Mineral Resources. This follows a 220 m extension of gold mineralization in 2020 which contributed to an increase in Inferred Mineral Resources in the 2020 year-end update. The 2021 campaign has also intersected high-grade mineralization 200 m outside of the syenite in the hanging wall, as well as in the footwall of the deposit highlighting significant near-mine exploration potential outside of the known ore body.

Exploration spending totaled $3.4 million of which $2.7 million was capitalized in the fourth quarter 2021 and $7.2 million of which $6.5 million was capitalized for the year.

Mulatos District (Sonora, Mexico)

The Company has a large exploration package covering 28,972 hectares with the majority of past exploration efforts focused around the Mulatos mine. Exploration has moved beyond the main Mulatos pit area and is focused on earlier stage prospects throughout the wider district.

During the fourth quarter of 2021, exploration activities were focused on the near-mine, Puerto del Aire trend with 1,179 m of drilling completed in two drill holes. Drilling at Puerto del Aire during the year was successful in establishing a new underground Mineral Reserve at Mulatos, consisting of 0.4 million ounces of gold (2.8 mt grading 4.67 g/t Au) as at December 31, 2021. Drilling also continued at the El Halcon targets with twelve drill holes completed totaling 3,259 m.

At Halcon west, geophysical work including magnetometry and induced polarization surveys were initiated. The option agreement with Aloro Mining Corp. was extended for a second year in order to further evaluate the Los Venados Property, which is immediately north of the Mulatos mine.

During the fourth quarter, the Company incurred $1.9 million of exploration spending, of which $0.3 million was capitalized. For 2021, $9.0 million was incurred, of which $1.7 million was capitalized.

Lynn Lake (Manitoba, Canada)

During the fourth quarter of 2021, interpretation of results from the 2021 drilling programs were ongoing with a focus on identifying resource expansion opportunities at MacLellan, Gordon, and Burnt Timber. Interpretation and targeting of data collected during the 2021 field season was also underway with the objective of advancing a pipeline of prospective regional exploration targets. This included follow-up exploration targeting at Tulune, a new greenfields discovery, disclosed in a December 16, 2021 press release. Exploration spending totaled $1.4 million in the fourth quarter, and $7.8 million in the year, which was capitalized.

Review of Fourth Quarter Financial Results

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company sold 112,966 ounces of gold for revenues of $203.1 million, a 10% decrease from the prior year period driven by lower realized gold prices and less ounces sold.

The average realized gold price in the fourth quarter was $1,798 per ounce, a 3% decrease compared to $1,860 per ounce realized in the prior year period. The average realized gold price was slightly above the London PM Fix price for the quarter of $1,795 per ounce.

Cost of sales were $138.4 million in the fourth quarter, 2% higher than the prior year period.

Mining and processing costs were $92.2 million, 7% higher than the prior year period. The increase in mining costs was primarily related to increased mining activity at Young Davidson, where mining rates were 8% higher than the prior year, as well as higher processing costs at Mulatos. Further, reported US dollar costs have been impacted by the stronger Canadian dollar in 2021.

Consolidated total cash costs of $843 per ounce and AISC of $1,237 per ounce in the quarter were both higher compared to the prior year period due to higher processing costs for stockpiled ore at Mulatos, a stronger Canadian dollar, and slightly lower grades mined at Island Gold, partially offset by lower unit mining costs at Young-Davidson.

Royalty expense was $3.0 million in the quarter, lower than the prior year period of $3.3 million due to lower ounces sold in the period.

Amortization of $43.2 million in the quarter was lower than the prior year period due to less ounces sold. Amortization of $382 per ounce was consistent with the prior year.

The Company recognized earnings from operations of $49.8 million in the quarter, a decrease from the prior year period as a result of less ounces sold, and lower operating margins driven by a 3% decrease in realized gold prices, and higher cash costs at Mulatos and Island Gold.

The Company reported net earnings of $29.5 million in the quarter, compared to net earnings of $76.9 million in the comparative period. The decrease in net earnings from the prior year period is mainly driven by lower operating margins and a higher effective tax rate resulting from foreign exchange losses recorded within taxes. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2020 benefited from a $13.7 million foreign exchange gain recorded within deferred tax expense. On an adjusted basis, earnings in the fourth quarter of 2021 were $36.7 million, or $0.09 per share.

Review of 2021 Financial Results

For the full year 2021, the Company sold 457,517 ounces of gold for record revenues of $823.6 million, a 10% increase from the prior year period driven by higher realized gold prices and more ounces sold. The 8% increase in ounces sold was primarily driven by higher production at Young-Davidson, as the prior year was impacted by the temporary shutdown of the Northgate shaft. In addition, the average realized gold price in 2021 of $1,800 per ounce was 2% higher than the realized gold price of $1,763 per ounce in the prior year.

Year-to-date cost of sales were $534.1 million, an increase from $482.0 million in the prior year.

Mining and processing costs increased to $351.5 million from $312.6 million in the prior year, driven by significantly higher mining rates at Young-Davidson in 2021. In addition, the stronger Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, as well as costs related to COVID-19 preventative measures at all three operations increased cost of sales compared to the prior year.

Consolidated total cash costs in the year were $794 per ounce compared to $761 per ounce in the prior year. The increase in total cash costs was primarily driven by higher processing costs at Mulatos and the impact of foreign exchange and COVID-19 preventative costs, partially offset by lower unit mining costs at Young-Davidson.

AISC of $1,135 per ounce was higher than the prior year, mainly due to higher sustaining capital spending at the operations.

Royalty expense was $11.7 million, a 15% increase compared to $10.2 million in the prior year, due to more ounces sold and a higher realized gold price.

Amortization of $170.9 million was higher than in the prior year, mainly driven by an increase in amortization per ounce to $374 per ounce, a 4% increase compared to 2020. Amortization cost per ounce was higher reflecting increased production at Cerro Pelon which carries a higher amortization rate, as well as the completion of the lower-mine tie-in at Young-Davidson in mid-2020, which resulted in amortization of the new lower-mine infrastructure.

In accordance with the Company’s accounting policy, assets are tested for impairment when events or changes in circumstances suggest that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. In April 2021, the Company proceeded with a bilateral investment treaty claim following the continued failure by the Republic of Turkey to renew the mining licenses since their expiry, and the continued failure of discussions with the Republic of Turkey to resolve the situation. As a result, the Company concluded that an impairment trigger for accounting purposes existed in the second quarter of 2021.

The recoverable amount relating to mineral properties was determined as nil, based on both the FVLCD and VIU methods. The FVLCD is considered to be nil on the basis that no other market participant would likely be able to progress the Project in the face of the Treaty claim and the current state of the Company’s mining licenses. A market approach was used in estimating the FVLCD as an income approach would not be considered to provide a reliable estimate of fair value. The VIU of the Project is also considered to be nil due to the current probability of resolving the dispute with the Republic of Turkey, and therefore the likelihood of the Project being developed, being now considered to be remote, and therefore no future positive cash flows can be expected to be generated.

As a result, the Company incurred an impairment charge of $224.3 million ($213.8 million after tax) in the second quarter of 2021. The non-cash impairment charge reflects the Company’s entire net carrying value of the Turkish mineral property, plant and equipment and certain other current assets. Refer to note 13 of the Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 for further details.

The Company recognized earnings from operations of $14.9 million, compared to earnings of $227.6 million in the prior year. The decrease in earnings from operations was due to the impairment charge of $224.3 million related to the Turkish Projects.

The Company reported a net loss of $66.7 million for 2021 compared to net earnings of $144.2 million in the prior year. The net loss in the current year was driven by the impairment charge related to the Turkish Projects recorded in the second quarter. On an adjusted basis, earnings of $162.1 million or $0.41 per share in 2021 were 4% higher than in the prior year, driven by higher revenues. Adjusted earnings reflect adjustments for the Turkish impairment charge, other one-time gains and losses, as well as foreign exchange movements recorded in deferred taxes and foreign exchange of $6.9 million.

Associated Documents

This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s interim consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021 and associated Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”), which are available from the Company's website, www.alamosgold.com, in the "Investors" section under "Reports and Financials", and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and EDGAR (www.sec.gov).

Reminder of Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2021 Results Conference Call

The Company's senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:00 am ET to discuss the fourth quarter and year-end 2021 results. Participants may join the conference call via webcast or through the following dial-in numbers:

Toronto and International:  (416) 406-0743
Toll free (Canada and the United States): (800) 898-3989
Participant passcode: 3966847#
Webcast: www.alamosgold.com

A playback will be available until March 27, 2022 by dialling (905) 694-9451 or (800) 408-3053 within Canada and the United States. The pass code is 7399968#. The webcast will be archived at www.alamosgold.com.

Qualified Persons

Chris Bostwick, FAusIMM, Alamos’ Senior Vice President, Technical Services, who is a qualified person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 ("Qualified Person"), has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in this press release.

About Alamos

Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America. This includes the Young-Davidson and Island Gold mines in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos mine in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the Company has a significant portfolio of development stage projects in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and the United States. Alamos employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to the highest standards of sustainable development. The Company’s shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “AGI”.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Scott K. Parsons 
Vice-President, Investor Relations 
(416) 368-9932 x 5439 

All amounts are in United States dollars, unless otherwise stated.

The TSX and NYSE have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.        

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains or incorporates by reference “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, which address events, results, outcomes or developments that the Company expects to occur are, or may be deemed, to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally, but not always, identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expect", “assume”, “inferred”, “schedule”, "believe", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", “potential”, "forecast", "budget", “target”, “on track”, “outlook”, “continue”, “plan” or variations of such words and phrases and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative connotation of such terms.

Such statements include, but may not be limited to, information as to strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance, such as the Company’s expansion plans, project timelines, production plans and expected sustainable productivity increases, expected increases in mining activities and corresponding cost efficiencies, expected drilling targets, expected sustaining costs, expected improvements in cash flows and margins, expectations of changes in capital expenditures, forecasted cash shortfalls and the Company’s ability to fund them, cost estimates, projected exploration results, reserve and resource estimates, expected production rates and use of the stockpile inventory, expected recoveries, sufficiency of working capital for future commitments and other statements that express management’s expectations or estimates of future plans and performance.

Alamos cautions that forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company at the time of making such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, technical, legal, political and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information.

Such factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to: changes to current estimates of mineral reserves and resources; changes to production estimates (which assume accuracy of projected ore grade, mining rates, recovery timing and recovery rate estimates which may be impacted by unscheduled maintenance; weather issues, labour and contractor availability and other operating or technical difficulties); operations may be exposed to new diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global COVID-19 widespread pandemic; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the broader market and the trading price of the Company's shares; provincial and federal orders or mandates (including with respect to mining operations generally or auxiliary businesses or services required for the Company’s operations) in Canada, Mexico, the United States and Turkey; the duration of regulatory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; government and the Company’s attempts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 which may affect many aspects of the Company's operations including the ability to transport personnel to and from site, contractor and supply availability and the ability to sell or deliver gold doré bars; fluctuations in the price of gold or certain other commodities such as, diesel fuel, natural gas, and electricity; changes in foreign exchange rates (particularly the Canadian Dollar, Mexican Peso, U.S. Dollar and Turkish Lira); the impact of inflation; changes in the Company's credit rating; any decision to declare a quarterly dividend; employee and community relations; litigation and administrative proceedings (including but not limited to the investment treaty claim announced on April 20, 2021 against the Republic of Turkey by the Company’s wholly-owned Netherlands subsidiaries, Alamos Gold Holdings Coöperatief U.A, and Alamos Gold Holdings B.V.); disruptions affecting operations; availability of and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labour; expansion delays with the Phase III expansion project at the Island Gold mine; construction delays at the La Yaqui Grande project; delays in permitting, construction decisions and any development of the Lynn Lake project; the risk that the Company’s mines may not perform as planned; uncertainty with the Company’s ability to secure additional capital to execute its business plans; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining and maintaining necessary licenses and permits, including the necessary licenses, permits, authorizations and/or approvals from the appropriate regulatory authorities for the Company’s development stage and operating assets; labour and contractor availability (and being able to secure the same on favourable terms); contests over title to properties; expropriation or nationalization of property; inherent risks and hazards associated with mining and mineral processing including environmental hazards, industrial hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures and cave-ins; changes in national and local government legislation (including tax and employment legislation), controls or regulations in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, the United States and other jurisdictions in which the Company does or may carry on business in the future; increased costs and risks related to the potential impact of climate change; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; risk of loss due to sabotage, protests and other civil disturbances; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; and business opportunities that may be pursued by the Company. The litigation against the Republic of Turkey, described above, results from the actions of the Turkish government in respect of the Company’s projects in the Republic of Turkey. Such litigation is a mitigation effort and may not be effective or successful. If unsuccessful, the Company’s projects in Turkey may be subject to resource nationalism and further expropriation; the Company may lose any remaining value of its assets and gold mining projects in Turkey and its ability to operate in Turkey. Even if successful, there is no certainty as to the quantum of any damages award or recovery of all, or any, legal costs. Any resumption of activities in Turkey or even retaining control of its assets and gold mining projects in Turkey can only result from agreement with the Turkish government. The investment treaty claim described above may have an impact on foreign direct investment in the Republic of Turkey which may result in changes to the Turkish economy, including but not limited to high rates of inflation and fluctuation in the Turkish Lira which may also affect the Company’s relationship with the Turkish government, the Company’s ability to effectively operate in Turkey, and which may have a negative effect on overall anticipated project values.

For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that may affect the Company’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, see the Company's latest 40-F/Annual Information Form and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, each under the heading “Risk Factors”, which is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. The foregoing should be reviewed in conjunction with the information, risk factors and assumptions found in this press release.

The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources

Alamos prepares its disclosure in accordance with the requirements of securities laws in effect in Canada. Unless otherwise indicated, all Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimates included in this document have been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (the “CIM”) - CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended (the “CIM Standards”). NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators, which established standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. Mining disclosure in the United States was previously required to comply with SEC Industry Guide 7 (“SEC Industry Guide 7”) under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has adopted final rules, to replace SEC Industry Guide 7 with new mining disclosure rules under sub-part 1300 of Regulation S-K of the U.S. Securities Act (“Regulation S-K 1300”) which became mandatory for U.S. reporting companies beginning with the first fiscal year commencing on or after January 1, 2021. Under Regulation S-K 1300, the SEC now recognizes estimates of “Measured Mineral Resources”, “Indicated Mineral Resources” and “Inferred Mineral Resources”. In addition, the SEC has amended its definitions of “Proven Mineral Reserves” and “Probable Mineral Reserves” to be substantially similar to international standards.

Investors are cautioned that while the above terms are “substantially similar” to CIM Definitions, there are differences in the definitions under Regulation S-K 1300 and the CIM Standards. Accordingly, there is no assurance any mineral reserves or mineral resources that the Company may report as “proven mineral reserves”, “probable mineral reserves”, “measured mineral resources”, “indicated mineral resources” and “inferred mineral resources” under NI 43-101 would be the same had the Company prepared the mineral reserve or mineral resource estimates under the standards adopted under Regulation S-K 1300. U.S. investors are also cautioned that while the SEC recognizes “measured mineral resources”, “indicated mineral resources” and “inferred mineral resources” under Regulation S-K 1300, investors should not assume that any part or all of the mineralization in these categories will ever be converted into a higher category of mineral resources or into mineral reserves. Mineralization described using these terms has a greater degree of uncertainty as to its existence and feasibility than mineralization that has been characterized as reserves. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to assume that any measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources, or inferred mineral resources that the Company reports are or will be economically or legally mineable.

International Financial Reporting Standards: The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared by management in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard 34, Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. These accounting principles differ in certain material respects from accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Company’s reporting currency is the United States dollar unless otherwise noted.

Non-GAAP Measures and Additional GAAP Measures

The Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement its Consolidated Financial Statements, which are presented in accordance with IFRS, including the following:

  • adjusted net earnings and adjusted earnings per share;
  • cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital and taxes received;
  • Company-wide free cash flow;
  • total mine-site free cash flow;
  • mine-site free cash flow;
  • net cash;
  • total cash cost per ounce of gold sold;
  • all-in sustaining cost ("AISC") per ounce of gold sold;
  • mine-site all-in sustaining cost ("Mine-site AISC") per ounce of gold sold;
  • sustaining and non-sustaining capital expenditures; and
  • earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization

The Company believes that these measures, together with measures determined in accordance with IFRS, provide investors with an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore they may not be comparable to similar measures employed by other companies. The data is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management's determination of the components of non-GAAP and additional measures are evaluated on a periodic basis influenced by new items and transactions, a review of investor uses and new regulations as applicable. Any changes to the measures are dully noted and retrospectively applied as applicable.

Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Earnings per Share

“Adjusted net earnings” and “adjusted earnings per share” are non-GAAP financial measures with no standard meaning under IFRS which exclude the following from net earnings:

  • Foreign exchange gain (loss)
  • Items included in other gain (loss)
  • Certain non-reoccurring items
  • Foreign exchange gain (loss) recorded in deferred tax expense
  • The income and mining tax impact of items included in other gain (loss)

Net earnings have been adjusted, including the associated tax impact, for the group of costs in “Other loss” on the consolidated statement of comprehensive income. Transactions within this grouping are: the fair value changes on non-hedged derivatives; the renunciation of flow-through exploration expenditures; and loss on disposal of assets; severance costs related to Turkish projects; and Turkish Projects holding costs and arbitration costs. The adjusted entries are also impacted for tax to the extent that the underlying entries are impacted for tax in the unadjusted net earnings.

The Company uses adjusted net earnings for its own internal purposes. Management’s internal budgets and forecasts and public guidance do not reflect the items which have been excluded from the determination of adjusted net earnings. Consequently, the presentation of adjusted net earnings enables shareholders to better understand the underlying operating performance of the core mining business through the eyes of management. Management periodically evaluates the components of adjusted net earnings based on an internal assessment of performance measures that are useful for evaluating the operating performance of our business and a review of the non-GAAP measures used by mining industry analysts and other mining companies.

Adjusted net earnings is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The measure is not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flows from operations as determined under IFRS. The following table reconciles this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure.

(in millions)     
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020  2021  2020  2019 
Net earnings (loss)$29.5$76.9 ($66.7)$144.2 $96.1 
Adjustments:     
Impairment charge, net of taxes    213.8     
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 1.1 (2.7) 0.9  1.4  (0.3)
Other loss (gain) 3.9 (3.1) 7.2  3.7  (5.1)
Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) recorded in deferred tax expense 2.2 (13.7) 6.9  3.1  (13.2)
COVID-19 costs      6.5   
Other income tax and mining tax adjustments  0.8    (2.4) 6.0 
Adjusted net earnings$36.7$58.2 $162.1 $156.5 $83.5 
Adjusted earnings per share - basic and diluted$0.09$0.15 $0.41 $0.40 $0.21 

Cash Flow from Operating Activities before Changes in Working Capital and Cash Taxes

“Cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital and cash taxes” is a non-GAAP performance measure that could provide an indication of the Company’s ability to generate cash flows from operations, and is calculated by adding back the change in working capital and taxes received to “Cash provided by (used in) operating activities” as presented on the Company’s consolidated statements of cash flows. “Cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital” is a non-GAAP financial measure with no standard meaning under IFRS.

The following table reconciles the non-GAAP measure to the consolidated statements of cash flows.

(in millions)    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020  2021 2020
Cash flow from operating activities$88.1$131.4 $356.5$368.4
Add: Changes in working capital and cash taxes 3.7 (0.8) 54.4 14.5
Cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital and cash taxes$91.8$130.6 $410.9$382.9

Company-wide Free Cash Flow

“Company-wide free cash flow" is a non-GAAP performance measure calculated from the consolidated operating cash flow, less consolidated mineral property, plant and equipment expenditures. The Company believes this to be a useful indicator of our ability to operate without reliance on additional borrowing or usage of existing cash company-wide. Company-wide free cash flow is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other mining companies. Company-wide free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

(in millions)    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
Cash flow from operating activities$88.1 $131.4 $356.5 $368.4 
Less: mineral property, plant and equipment expenditures (1) (91.6) (73.4) (348.6) (246.1)
Less: capital advances     (9.8)  
Company-wide free cash flow($3.5)$58.0 ($1.9)$122.3 

(1) Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditures exclude royalties repurchased at Island Gold of $15.7 million and $54.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2020, respectively, as well as the acquisition of Trillium Mining Corp. for $19.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Mine-site Free Cash Flow

"Mine-site free cash flow" is a non-GAAP financial performance measure calculated as cash flow from mine-site operating activities, less mineral property, plant and equipment expenditures. The Company believes this to be a useful indicator of our ability to operate without reliance on additional borrowing or usage of existing cash. Mine-site free cash flow is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other mining companies. Mine-site free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Total Mine-Site Free Cash Flow    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
(in millions)    
Cash flow from operating activities$88.1 $131.4 $356.5 $368.4 
Add: operating cash flow used by non-mine site activity 4.0  2.2  37.6  25.6 
Cash flow from operating mine-sites$92.1 $133.6 $394.1 $394.0 
     
Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditure 1$91.6 $73.4 $348.6 $246.1 
Capital advances     9.8   
Less: capital expenditures from development projects, and corporate (5.2)($6.5) (21.5) (21.5)
Capital expenditure and capital advances from mine-sites$86.4 $66.9 $336.9 $224.6 
     
Total mine-site free cash flow$5.7 $66.7 $57.2 $169.4 

(1)  Excludes royalties repurchased at Island Gold of $15.7 million and $54.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2020, respectively, as well as the acquisition of Trillium Mining Corp. for $19.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Young-Davidson Mine-Site Free Cash Flow    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
(in millions)    
Cash flow from operating activities$55.2 $50.3 $188.9 $101.3 
Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditure (24.8) (19.5) (88.6) (101.7)
Mine-site free cash flow$30.4 $30.8 $100.3 ($0.4)


Island Gold Mine-Site Free Cash Flow    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
(in millions)    
Cash flow from operating activities$43.2 $58.7 $173.1 $182.2 
Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditure 1 (27.4) (26.9) (118.6) (80.8)
Capital advances     (1.4)  
Mine-site free cash flow$15.8 $31.8 $53.1 $101.4 

(1)  Excludes royalties repurchased at Island Gold of $15.7 million and $54.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2020, respectively

Mulatos Mine-Site Free Cash Flow    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020 
(in millions)    
Cash flow from operating activities($6.3)$24.6 $32.1 $110.5 
Mineral property, plant and equipment expenditure (34.2) (20.5) (119.9) (42.1)
Capital advances     (8.4)  
Mine-site free cash flow($40.5)$4.1 ($96.2)$68.4 

Net Cash

The Company defines net cash as cash and cash equivalents less long-term debt.

Total Cash Costs per ounce

Total cash costs per ounce is a non-GAAP term typically used by gold mining companies to assess the level of gross margin available to the Company by subtracting these costs from the unit price realized during the period. This non-GAAP term is also used to assess the ability of a mining company to generate cash flow from operations. Total cash costs per ounce includes mining and processing costs plus applicable royalties, and net of by-product revenue and net realizable value adjustments. This metric excludes COVID-19 costs incurred in the period. Total cash costs per ounce is exclusive of exploration costs.

Total cash costs per ounce is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other mining companies. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The measure is not necessarily indicative of cash flow from operations under IFRS or operating costs presented under IFRS.

All-in Sustaining Costs per ounce and Mine-site All-in Sustaining Costs

The Company adopted an “all-in sustaining costs per ounce” non-GAAP performance measure in accordance with the World Gold Council published in June 2013. The Company believes the measure more fully defines the total costs associated with producing gold; however, this performance measure has no standardized meaning. Accordingly, there may be some variation in the method of computation of “all-in sustaining costs per ounce” as determined by the Company compared with other mining companies. In this context, “all-in sustaining costs per ounce” for the consolidated Company reflects total mining and processing costs, corporate and administrative costs, share-based compensation, exploration costs, sustaining capital, and other operating costs.

For the purposes of calculating "mine-site all-in sustaining costs" at the individual mine-sites, the Company does not include an allocation of corporate and administrative costs and share-based compensation, as detailed in the reconciliations below.

Sustaining capital expenditures are expenditures that do not increase annual gold ounce production at a mine site and excludes all expenditures at the Company’s development projects as well as certain expenditures at the Company’s operating sites that are deemed expansionary in nature. For each mine-site reconciliation, corporate and administrative costs, and non-site specific costs are not included in the all-in sustaining cost per ounce calculation.

All-in sustaining costs per gold ounce is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other mining companies. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

The measure is not necessarily indicative of cash flow from operations under IFRS or operating costs presented under IFRS.  

Total Cash Costs and All-in Sustaining Costs per Ounce Reconciliation Tables

The following tables reconciles these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable IFRS measures on a Company-wide and individual mine-site basis.

Total Cash Costs and AISC Reconciliation - Company-wide   
Three Months Ended December 31,Years ended December 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020 2019
(in millions, except ounces and per ounce figures)     
Mining and processing$92.2$86.0$351.5$312.6$339.0
Royalties 3.0 3.3 11.7 10.2 17.4
Total cash costs 95.2 89.3 363.2 322.8 356.4
Gold ounces sold 112,966 121,831 457,517 424,325 494,702
Total cash costs per ounce$843$733$794$761$720
      
Total cash costs$95.2$89.3$363.2$322.8$356.4
Corporate and administrative(1) 6.7 5.7 24.5 21.0 19.8
Sustaining capital expenditures(2) 32.2 27.5 113.4 82.1 76.8
Share-based compensation 3.9 1.2 11.1 10.3 9.2
Sustaining exploration 1.1 1.2 4.9 5.0 5.4
Accretion of decommissioning liabilities 0.6 0.6 2.4 2.6 2.8
Total all-in sustaining costs$139.7$125.5$519.5$443.8$470.4
Gold ounces sold 112,966 121,831 457,517 424,325 494,702
All-in sustaining costs per ounce$1,237$1,030$1,135$1,046$951

(1)  Corporate and administrative expenses exclude expenses incurred at development properties.
(2)  Sustaining capital expenditures are defined as those expenditures which do not increase annual gold ounce production at a mine site and exclude all expenditures at growth projects and certain expenditures at operating sites which are deemed expansionary in nature. Total sustaining capital for the period is as follows:

Three Months Ended December 31,Years ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020  2019 
(in millions)     
Capital expenditures per cash flow statement$91.6 $73.4 $348.6 $246.1 $263.6 
Less: non-sustaining capital expenditures at:     
Young-Davidson (12.0) (12.7) (44.8) (75.6) (53.7)
Island Gold (16.2) (18.6) (71.9) (51.8) (44.8)
Mulatos (26.0) (8.1) (97.0) (15.1) (47.7)
Corporate and other (5.2) (6.5) (21.5) (21.5) (40.6)
Sustaining capital expenditures$32.2 $27.5 $113.4 $82.1 $76.8 


Young-Davidson Total Cash Costs and Mine-site AISC Reconciliation  
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
(in millions, except ounces and per ounce figures)    
Mining and processing$39.8$36.9$159.7$133.9
Royalties 1.3 1.2 5.3 3.7
Total cash costs$41.1$38.1$165.0$137.6
Gold ounces sold 53,006 48,094 194,937 134,987
Total cash costs per ounce$775$792$846$1,019
     
Total cash costs$41.1$38.1$165.0$137.6
Sustaining capital expenditures 12.8 6.8 43.8 26.1
Accretion of decommissioning liabilities   0.2 0.2
Total all-in sustaining costs$53.9$44.9$209.0$163.9
Gold ounces sold 53,006 48,094 194,937 134,987
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce$1,017$934$1,072$1,214


Island Gold Total Cash Costs and Mine-site AISC Reconciliation  
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
(in millions, except ounces and per ounce figures)    
Mining and processing$20.4$18.7$68.7$57.8
Royalties 1.5 1.8 5.3 5.2
Total cash costs$21.9$20.5$74.0$63.0
Gold ounces sold 38,101 42,605 139,946 139,614
Total cash costs per ounce$575$481$529$451
     
Total cash costs$21.9$20.5$74.0$63.0
Sustaining capital expenditures 11.2 8.3 46.7 29.0
Accretion of decommissioning liabilities 0.1  0.1 0.1
Total all-in sustaining costs$33.2$28.8$120.8$92.1
Gold ounces sold 38,101 42,605 139,946 139,614
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce$871$676$863$660


Mulatos Total Cash Costs and Mine-site AISC Reconciliation  
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
(in millions, except ounces and per ounce figures)    
Mining and processing$32.0$30.4$123.1$120.9
Royalties 0.2 0.3 1.1 1.3
Total cash costs$32.2$30.7$124.2$122.2
Gold ounces sold 21,859 31,132 122,634 149,724
Total cash costs per ounce$1,473$986$1,013$816
     
Total cash costs$32.2$30.7$124.2$122.2
Sustaining capital expenditures 8.2 12.4 22.9 27.0
Sustaining exploration 0.6 0.7 2.9 3.0
Accretion of decommissioning liabilities 0.5 0.6 2.1 2.3
Total all-in sustaining costs$41.5$44.4$152.1$154.5
Gold ounces sold 21,859 31,132 122,634 149,724
Mine-site all-in sustaining costs per ounce$1,899$1,426$1,240$1,032

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (“EBITDA”)

EBITDA represents net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. EBITDA is an indicator of the Company’s ability to generate liquidity by producing operating cash flow to fund working capital needs, service debt obligations, and fund capital expenditures.

EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other mining companies. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

The following is a reconciliation of EBITDA to the consolidated financial statements:     

(in millions)    
 Three Months Ended December 31,Years Ended December 31,
  2021  2020  2021  2020
Net earnings (loss)$29.5 $76.9 ($66.7)$144.2
Add back:    
Impairment charge     224.3  
Finance expense 1.2  1.3  4.5  4.3
Amortization 43.2  46.5  170.9  152.7
Deferred income tax expense 19.6  (0.8) 63.7  43.9
Current income tax expense (5.5) 9.7  5.3  30.1
COVID-19 costs       6.5
EBITDA$88.0 $133.6 $402.0 $381.7

Additional GAAP Measures

Additional GAAP measures are presented on the face of the Company’s consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) and are not meant to be a substitute for other subtotals or totals presented in accordance with IFRS, but rather should be evaluated in conjunction with such IFRS measures. The following additional GAAP measures are used and are intended to provide an indication of the Company’s mine and operating performance:

  • Earnings from operations - represents the amount of earnings before net finance income/expense, foreign exchange gain/loss, other income/loss, loss on redemption of senior secured notes and income tax expense

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position, Comprehensive
Income, and Cash Flow

ALAMOS GOLD INC.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited - stated in millions of United States dollars)

 December 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
A S S E T S   
Current Assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$172.5  $220.5 
Equity securities 23.9   43.7 
Amounts receivable 31.1   34.7 
Income taxes receivable 8.7    
Inventory 199.0   148.5 
Other current assets 24.2   26.0 
Total Current Assets 459.4   473.4 
    
Non-Current Assets   
Long-term inventory 10.6   17.9 
Mineral property, plant and equipment 3,108.5   3,101.3 
Other non-current assets 43.0   43.9 
Total Assets$3,621.5  $3,636.5 
    
L I A B I L I T I E S   
Current Liabilities   
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$157.4  $131.4 
Income taxes payable    15.5 
Total Current Liabilities 157.4   146.9 
    
Non-Current Liabilities   
Deferred income taxes 623.2   559.9 
Decommissioning liabilities 102.8   75.2 
Other non-current liabilities 2.5   3.0 
Total Liabilities 885.9   785.0 
    
E Q U I T Y   
Share capital$3,692.9  $3,702.9 
Contributed surplus 89.5   88.5 
Accumulated other comprehensive income 1.9   18.2 
Deficit (1,048.7)  (958.1)
Total Equity 2,735.6   2,851.5 
Total Liabilities and Equity$3,621.5  $3,636.5 

ALAMOS GOLD INC.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income
(Unaudited - stated in millions of United States dollars, except share and per share amounts)

 For three months ended For twelve months ended
 December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
  2021   2020   2021   2020 
OPERATING REVENUES$203.1  $226.6  $823.6  $748.1 
        
COST OF SALES       
Mining and processing 92.2   86.0   351.5   312.6 
Royalties 3.0   3.3   11.7   10.2 
COVID-19 costs          6.5 
Amortization 43.2   46.5   170.9   152.7 
  138.4   135.8   534.1   482.0 
EXPENSES       
Exploration 4.3   2.6   14.7   7.2 
Corporate and administrative 6.7   5.7   24.5   21.0 
Share-based compensation 3.9   1.2   11.1   10.3 
Impairment charge       224.3    
  153.3   145.3   808.7   520.5 
EARNINGS (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS 49.8   81.3   14.9   227.6 
        
OTHER EXPENSES       
Finance expense (1.2)  (1.3)  (4.5)  (4.3)
Foreign exchange (loss) gain (1.1)  2.7   (0.9)  (1.4)
Other (loss) gain (3.9)  3.1   (7.2)  (3.7)
EARNINGS (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS$43.6  $85.8  $2.3  $218.2 
        
INCOME TAXES       
Current income tax expense 5.5   (9.7)  (5.3)  (30.1)
Deferred income tax expense (19.6)  0.8   (63.7)  (43.9)
NET EARNINGS (LOSS)$29.5  $76.9  ($66.7) $144.2 
        
Items that may be subsequently reclassified to net earnings:       
Net change in fair value of currency hedging instruments, net of taxes 2.1   3.7   (1.7)  1.1 
Net change in fair value of fuel hedging instruments, net of taxes    0.4   0.3   0.1 
Items that will not be reclassified to net earnings:       
Unrealized (loss) gain on equity securities, net of taxes (2.3)  9.9   (2.9)  23.8 
Total other comprehensive (loss) income($0.2) $14.0  ($4.3) $25.0 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)$29.3  $90.9  ($71.0) $169.2 
        
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE        
– basic$0.08  $0.20  ($0.17) $0.37 
– diluted$0.07  $0.19  ($0.17) $0.37 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (000's)       
– basic 392,333   392,720   392,649   391,675 
– diluted 394,983   396,033   392,649   394,862 

ALAMOS GOLD INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited - stated in millions of United States dollars)

 For three months ended For twelve months ended
 December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
  2021   2020   2021   2020 
CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN):       
OPERATING ACTIVITIES       
Net earnings (loss) for the period$29.5  $76.9  ($66.7) $144.2 
Adjustments for items not involving cash:       
Amortization 43.2   46.5   170.9   153.8 
Impairment charge       224.3    
Foreign exchange loss (gain) 1.1   (2.7)  0.9   1.4 
Current income tax expense (5.5)  9.7   5.3   30.1 
Deferred income tax expense 19.6   (0.8)  63.7   43.9 
Share-based compensation 3.9   1.2   11.1   10.3 
Finance expense 1.2   1.3   4.5   4.3 
Other items (1.2)  (5.6)  (3.1)  (5.1)
Changes in working capital and taxes paid (3.7)  4.9   (54.4)  (14.5)
  88.1   131.4   356.5   368.4 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES       
Mineral property, plant and equipment (91.6)  (73.4)  (348.6)  (246.1)
Capital advances       (9.8)   
Repurchase of Island Gold royalties (15.7)     (15.7)  (54.8)
Acquisition of Trillium Mining Corp.    (19.5)     (19.5)
Proceeds from disposition of equity securities    8.6   25.8   9.7 
Investment in equity securities (4.0)  (1.1)  (8.8)  (3.4)
  (111.3)  (85.4)  (357.1)  (314.1)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES       
Proceeds from draw down of credit facility          100.0 
Repayment of credit facility    (100.0)     (100.0)
Proceeds from optional share purchase plan    8.3      8.3 
Repayment of equipment financing obligations (0.1)  (0.1)  (0.2)  (0.5)
Credit facility interest and transaction fees (1.1)  (0.7)  (1.1)  (1.5)
Proceeds from the exercise of options    0.1   0.2   7.5 
Dividends paid (8.6)  (7.4)  (34.5)  (23.9)
Repurchase and cancellation of common shares (5.7)     (11.7)  (5.5)
  (15.5)  (99.8)  (47.3)  (15.6)
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents (0.2)  0.2   (0.1)  (1.0)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (38.9)  (53.6)  (48.0)  37.7 
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period 211.4   274.1   220.5   182.8 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS - END OF PERIOD$172.5  $220.5  $172.5  $220.5 


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