North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL): Increased Foreign Exchange Losses Widens 1Q14 Losses

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Dallas, Texas 05/19/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) –North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL)recently announced its operating, development and financial results for 1Q14 ended March 31, 2014. The company reported moderate increase of $1.6 million in its revenue with grew to $48.7 million during 1Q14 as compared to $47.1 million during 1Q13. The revenue growth was mainly attributed to favorable exchange rates partially offset by lower payable metals sales combined with lower realized prices for all metals except palladium. The company reported realized palladium selling price of $739 per ounce during 1Q14.

Other Financials:

North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL) reported EBITDA at $1 million during 1Q14 as compared to $2.9 million in 1Q13. Adjusted EBITDA was reported at $9.8 million during 1Q14, moderately up from adjusted EBITDA of $8.3 million during 1Q13. The company reported net loss of $26.7 million which translates to $0.11 per share during 1Q14 as compared to a net loss of $2.8 million or $0.02 per share in 1Q13. The significant increase in the net loss was mainly attributed to the impact of higher foreign exchange losses as well as depreciation and interest expenses, partially offset by lower exploration expenses.

North American Palladium Ltd (USA) (NYSEMKT:PAL) reported cash and cash equivalents of $21.9 million as at March 31, 2014 as compared to $9.8 million as at December 31, 2013.

Guidance:

In lights of recent performance and financings, the company upgraded its guidance for exploration spending to $10 million for FY14 which suggests a potential increase of $6 million from its previous guidance. The company now plans to expand its current drill program for the Offset zone which will help to increase reserves and resources as well as to upgrade existing reserves and resources.

Company brief:

North American Palladium Ltd. is an established precious metals producer owing interests Lac des Iles mine which is one of the primary producers of palladium in the world. On Friday, the stock of the company closed at $0.252, gaining 3.07% from its previous close.

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