UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2021

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD OF _________ TO _________.

 

Commission File Number: 001-33905

 

UR-ENERGY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  

Canada

 

Not Applicable

State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

10758 West Centennial Road, Suite 200
Littleton, Colorado 80127

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 720-981-4588

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class:

 

Trading Symbol

 

Name of each exchange on which registered:

Common stock

 

URG (NYSE American); URE (TSX)

 

NYSE American; TSX

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒     No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒     No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.:

 

Large accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

☐ 

Smaller reporting company

 

 

Emerging growth company

☐ 

  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes      No ☒

 

As of July 28, 2021, there were 195,407,043 shares of the registrant’s no par value Common Shares (“Common Shares”), the registrant’s only outstanding class of voting securities, outstanding.

 

 

 

 

UR-ENERGY INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

5

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

24

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

36

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

37

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

37

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

37

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

37

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosure

 

37

 

Item 5.

Other Information

 

37

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

39

 

 
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When we use the terms “Ur-Energy,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” or the “Company” we are referring to Ur-Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires. Throughout this document we make statements that are classified as “forward-looking.” Please refer to the “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” section below for an explanation of these types of assertions.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

   

This report on Form 10-Q contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable United States (“U.S.”) and Canadian securities laws, and these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "may," "potential," "intends," "plans" and other similar expressions or statements that an action, event or result "may," "could" or "should" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative thereof or other similar statements. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to: (i) the ability to maintain safe and compliant reduced-level production operations at Lost Creek; (ii) the timing to determine future development and construction priorities at Lost Creek and Shirley Basin, and the ability to ramp-up and transition to full or other warranted production levels in a timely and cost-effective manner when market and other conditions warrant; (iii) life of mine, costs and production results for each project; (iv) the timing and outcome of final regulatory approvals of the amendments for uranium recovery at the LC East Project; (v) the ability to complete additional favorable uranium sales agreements including spot sales if the market warrants and as may be advantageous to the Company; (vi) the impacts of COVID 19 on our business, operations, and financial liquidity, and the impacts of the pandemic directly and indirectly on the uranium market; (vii) resolution of the continuing challenges within the uranium market, including supply and demand projections; (viii) the timing and impact of implementation of the national uranium reserve program and the Company’s role in the program; (ix) timing for implementation of other recommendations made by the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group for the revival and expansion of domestic nuclear fuel production, and whether the Biden Administration will incorporate nuclear energy and domestic production of uranium into its climate change initiatives; (x) whether the proposed transaction of certain non-core assets will be completed, on what terms and timing; and (xi) whether our financing activities and cost-savings measures which we have implemented will be sufficient to support our operations and for what period of time, including whether we will sell any of our existing inventory in 2021. Additional factors include, among others, the following: challenges presented by current inventories and largely unrestricted imports of uranium products into the U.S.; future estimates for production; capital expenditures; operating costs; mineral resources, grade estimates and recovery rates; market prices; business strategies and measures to implement such strategies; competitive strengths; estimates of goals for expansion and growth of the business and operations; plans and references to our future successes; our history of operating losses and uncertainty of future profitability; status as an exploration stage company; the lack of mineral reserves; risks associated with obtaining permits and other authorizations in the U.S.; risks associated with current variable economic conditions; our ability to service our debt and maintain compliance with all restrictive covenants related to the debt facility and security documents; the possible impact of future debt or equity financings; the hazards associated with mining production operations; compliance with environmental laws and regulations; wastewater management; the possibility for adverse results in potential litigation; uncertainties associated with changes in law, government policy and regulation; uncertainties associated with a Canada Revenue Agency or U.S. Internal Revenue Service audit of any of our cross border transactions; changes in size and structure; the effectiveness of management and our strategic relationships; ability to attract and retain key personnel and management; uncertainties regarding the need for additional capital; sufficiency of insurance coverages; uncertainty regarding the fluctuations of quarterly results; foreign currency exchange risks; ability to enforce civil liabilities under U.S. securities laws outside the U.S.; ability to maintain our listing on the NYSE American and Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”); risks associated with the expected classification as a "passive foreign investment company" under the applicable provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; risks associated with our investments and other risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated February 26, 2021.

  

 
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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Disclosure of Mineral Resources

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all resource estimates included in this Form 10-Q have been prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (“CIM Definition Standards”). NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators which establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects.

 

Canadian standards, including NI 43-101, differ significantly from the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and resource information contained in this Form 10-Q may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies. In particular, the term “resources” does not equate to the term “reserves.” Under SEC Industry Guide 7, mineralization may not be classified as a “reserve” unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. SEC Industry Guide 7 does not define and the SEC’s disclosure standards normally do not permit the inclusion of information concerning “measured mineral resources,” “indicated mineral resources” or “inferred mineral resources” or other descriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that do not constitute “reserves” by U.S. standards in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors should also understand that “inferred mineral resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an “inferred mineral resource” will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimated “inferred mineral resources” may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an “inferred mineral resource” exists or is economically or legally mineable. Disclosure of “contained ounces” in a resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” by SEC standards as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. Accordingly, information concerning mineral deposits set forth herein may not be comparable to information made public by companies that report in accordance with U.S. standards.

 

NI 43-101 Review of Technical Information: Michael Mellin, Ur-Energy / Lost Creek Mine Geologist, Certified P.Geo., and Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this Form 10-Q.

 

 
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PART I

Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Ur-Energy Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements)

    

 

 

Note

 

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

3

 

 

 

21,491

 

 

 

4,268

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

-

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,060

 

 

 

814

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

4

 

 

 

 2,413

 

 

 

 -

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,969

 

 

 

5,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current portion of inventory

 

 

5

 

 

 

7,922

 

 

 

7,814

 

Restricted cash

 

 

6

 

 

 

7,860

 

 

 

7,859

 

Mineral properties

 

 

7

 

 

 

35,754

 

 

 

39,184

 

Capital assets

 

 

8

 

 

 

21,004

 

 

 

21,891

 

Total non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

72,540

 

 

 

76,748

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

97,509

 

 

 

81,830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

9

 

 

 

2,680

 

 

 

2,320

 

Current portion of notes payable

 

 

10

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

459

 

Current portion of warrant liability

 

 

12

 

 

 

2,146

 

 

 

729

 

Environmental remediation accrual

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

76

 

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

 

 

4

 

 

 

 875

 

 

 

 -

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,777

 

 

 

3,584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

 

 

10

 

 

 

12,300

 

 

 

12,720

 

Lease liability

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

50

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

 

11

 

 

 

29,336

 

 

 

29,965

 

Warrant liability

 

 

12

 

 

 

8,486

 

 

 

1,415

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,138

 

 

 

44,150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

13

 

 

 

211,128

 

 

 

189,620

 

Contributed surplus

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,934

 

 

 

20,946

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,960

 

 

 

3,707

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(194,428)

 

 

(180,177)

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

41,594

 

 

 

34,096

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

97,509

 

 

 

81,830

 

    

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements)

    

 

 

 

 

 

 Three months ended

 

 

 Six months ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

Note

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

 

 

14

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

6,934

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

8,304

 

Cost of sales

 

 

15

 

 

 

(1,835)

 

 

(6,517)

 

 

(3,508)

 

 

(9,622)

Gross profit (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,828)

 

 

417

 

 

 

(3,501)

 

 

(1,318)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating costs

 

 

16

 

 

 

(2,777)

 

 

(2,227)

 

 

(4,589)

 

 

(4,289)

Profit (loss) from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,605)

 

 

(1,810)

 

 

(8,090)

 

 

(5,607)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

(187)

 

 

(195)

 

 

(376)

 

 

(327)

Warrant liability mark to market gain (loss)

 

 

12

 

 

 

(2,920)

 

 

(231)

 

 

(6,324)

 

 

42

 

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(71)

 

 

(8)

 

 

(367)

 

 

7

 

Other income (expense)

 

 

 10

 

 

 

904

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

906

 

 

 

17

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,879)

 

 

(2,227)

 

 

(14,251)

 

 

(5,868)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

253

 

 

 

31

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,845)

 

 

(2,223)

 

 

(13,998)

 

 

(5,837)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.04)

 

 

(0.02)

 

 

(0.08)

 

 

(0.04)

Diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.04)

 

 

(0.02)

 

 

(0.08)

 

 

(0.04)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

190,240,544

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

 

 

186,089,756

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

Diluted

 

 

 

 

 

 

190,240,544

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

 

 

186,089,756

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

    

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data)

(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 

 

 

Share Capital

 

 

 

 

Contributed

 

 

Comprehensive

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders'

 

 2020

 

Note

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Surplus

 

 

Income

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

 

 

185,754

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,317

 

 

 

3,654

 

 

 

(165,392)

 

 

44,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock compensation

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

234

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

234

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

(3,641)

 

 

(3,614)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

 

 

185,754

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,551

 

 

 

3,681

 

 

 

(169,033)

 

 

40,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock compensation

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

230

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

230

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

(2,227)

 

 

(2,223)

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

160,478,059

 

 

 

185,754

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,781

 

 

 

3,685

 

 

 

(171,260)

 

 

38,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

Share Capital

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed 

 

 

Comprehensive 

 

 

Accumulated 

 

 

Shareholders'

 

 2021

 

Note

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Surplus

 

 

Income

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

170,253,752

 

 

 

189,620

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,946

 

 

 

3,707

 

 

 

(180,177)

 

 

34,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of stock options

 

13

 

 

1,723,818

 

 

 

1,540

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(462)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,078

 

Exercise of warrants

 

13

 

 

481,000

 

 

 

551

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

551

 

Shares issued for cash

 

13

 

 

16,930,530

 

 

 

15,068

 

 

 

169

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

15,237

 

Less amount assigned to warrant liablity

 

12 & 13

 

 

-

 

 

 

(2,435)

 

 

(169)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(2,604)

Less share issue costs

 

13

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,307)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,307)

Stock compensation

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

231

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

231

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

219

 

 

 

(7,372)

 

 

(7,153)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

189,389,100

 

 

 

203,037

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,715

 

 

 

3,926

 

 

 

(187,549)

 

 

40,129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of stock options

 

13

 

 

160,000

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(40)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

94

 

Exercise of warrants

 

13

 

 

825,637

 

 

 

1,245

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,245

 

Shares issued for cash

 

13

 

 

4,423,368

 

 

 

6,930

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,930

 

Less share issue costs

 

13

 

 

-

 

 

 

(218)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(218)

Stock compensation

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

259

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

259

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

(6,879)

 

 

(6,845)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

 

 

194,798,105

 

 

 

211,128

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

20,934

 

 

 

3,960

 

 

 

(194,428)

 

 

41,594

 

 

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

(the accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

Note

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Cash provided by (used for):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) for the year

 

 

 

 

 

(14,251)

 

 

(5,868)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items not affecting cash:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

490

 

 

 

464

 

Net realizable value adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

3,508

 

 

 

4,456

 

Amortization of mineral properties

 

 

 

 

 

1,017

 

 

 

1,254

 

Depreciation of capital assets

 

 

 

 

 

892

 

 

 

910

 

Accretion expense

 

 

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

288

 

Amortization of deferred loan costs

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

35

 

Gain on loan forgiveness

 

 

 

 

 

(903)

 

 

-

 

Provision for reclamation

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3

 

Mark to market loss (gain)

 

 

 

 

 

6,324

 

 

 

(42)

Gain on sale of assets

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(16)

Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)

 

 

 

 

 

369

 

 

 

(7)

Accounts receivable

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

14

 

Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

(3,616)

 

 

(4,515)

Prepaid expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(246)

 

 

(67)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

360

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,791)

 

 

(3,055)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease (increase) in bonding and other deposits

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(5)

Proceeds from sale of capital assets

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

18

 

Purchase of capital assets

 

 

 

 

 

(39)

 

 

(34)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(39)

 

 

(21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common shares and warrants for cash

 

 

 13

 

 

 

22,167

 

 

 

-

 

Share issue costs

 

 

 13

 

 

 

(1,525)

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from exercise of warrants and stock options

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,359

 

 

 

-

 

Proceeds from debt financing

 

 

 10

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,001

 

 

 

893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of foreign exchange rate changes on cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,224

 

 

 

(2,185)

Beginning cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,127

 

 

 

15,215

 

Ending cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

 

 17

 

 

 

29,351

 

 

 

13,030

 

   

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

1.  

Nature of Operations

 

 

 

Ur-Energy Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated on March 22, 2004 under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Company continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act on August 8, 2006. The Company is an Exploration Stage mining company, as defined by United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company is engaged in uranium mining and recovery operations, with activities including the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of uranium mineral resources located primarily in Wyoming. The Company commenced uranium production at its Lost Creek Project in Wyoming in 2013.

 

Due to the nature of the uranium mining methods used by the Company on the Lost Creek Property, and the definition of “mineral reserves” under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”), which uses the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) Definition Standards, the Company has not determined whether the properties contain mineral reserves. However, the Company’s “Amended Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Lost Creek Property, Sweetwater County, Wyoming,” February 8, 2016 (“Lost Creek PEA”) outlines the potential viability of the Lost Creek Property. The recoverability of amounts recorded for mineral properties is dependent upon the discovery of economic resources, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to develop the properties and upon attaining future profitable production from the properties or sufficient proceeds from disposition of the properties.

 

2.  

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

 

 

Basis of presentation

 

These unaudited consolidated financial statements do not conform in all respects to the requirements of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”) for annual financial statements. These unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect all normal adjustments which in the opinion of management are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the periods presented. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020. We applied the same accounting policies as in the prior year. Certain information and footnote disclosures required by US GAAP have been condensed or omitted in these unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

3.  

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

 

 

The Company’s cash and cash equivalents consist of the following:

Cash and cash equivalent

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash on deposit

 

 

10,034

 

 

 

852

 

Money market funds

 

 

11,457

 

 

 

3,416

 

 

 

 

21,491

 

 

 

4,268

 

 

4.

Assets Held for Sale

 

 

 

A non-core, unpermitted, non-operating property held by Pathfinder Mines Corporation is presently considered to be an asset held for sale. The Company has a plan to sell the asset and is considering an offer consisting of cash and mineral properties. The asset’s mineral property cost and asset retirement obligation as shown in the table below have accordingly been reclassified as assets held for sale and liabilities associated with assets held for sale, respectively, as of June 30, 2021.

 

Assets and liabilities held for sale

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral properties

 

 

2,413

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

 

875

 

 

 

-

 

Net assets held for sale

 

 

1,538

 

 

 

-

 

  

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

  

5.

Inventory

 

 

 

The Company’s inventory consists of the following:

 

Inventory by Type

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant inventory

 

 

-

 

 

 

463

 

Conversion facility inventory

 

 

7,922

 

 

 

7,351

 

 

 

 

7,922

 

 

 

7,814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory by Duration

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current portion of inventory

 

 

7,922

 

 

 

7,814

 

 

 

 

7,922

 

 

 

7,814

 

 

 

Using lower of cost or net realizable value (“NRV”) calculations, the Company reduced the inventory valuation by $3,508 and $7,802 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, respectively.  

 

 

6.

Restricted Cash

 

 

 

The Company’s restricted cash consists of the following:

     

Restricted Cash

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cash pledged for reclamation

 

 

7,860

 

 

 

7,859

 

 

 

 

7,860

 

 

 

7,859

 

 

 

The Company’s restricted cash consists of money market accounts and short-term government bonds.

 

The bonding requirements for reclamation obligations on various properties have been reviewed and approved by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (“WDEQ”), including the Wyoming Uranium Recovery Program (“URP”), and the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) as applicable. The restricted money market accounts are pledged as collateral against performance surety bonds, which secure the estimated costs of reclamation related to the properties. Surety bonds providing $27.8 million of coverage towards reclamation obligations are collateralized by the restricted cash

     

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

7.

Mineral Properties

 

 

 

The Company’s mineral properties consist of the following:

     

 

 

 Lost Creek

 

 

 Pathfinder

 

 

 Other U.S.

 

 

 

 

 Mineral Properties

 

 Property

 

 

 Mines

 

 

 Properties

 

 

 Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

6,276

 

 

 

19,730

 

 

 

13,178

 

 

 

39,184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassify assets held for sale (note 4)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(2,413

 

 

-

 

 

 

(2,413

Depletion and amortization

 

 

(1,017)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(1,017)

June 30, 2021

 

 

5,259

 

 

 

17,317

 

 

 

13,178

 

 

 

35,754

 

   

 

Lost Creek Property

 

The Company acquired certain Wyoming properties in 2005 when Ur-Energy USA Inc. purchased 100% of NFU Wyoming, LLC. Assets acquired in this transaction include the Lost Creek Project, other Wyoming properties and development databases. NFU Wyoming, LLC was acquired for aggregate consideration of $20 million plus interest. Since 2005, the Company has increased its holdings adjacent to the initial Lost Creek acquisition through staking additional claims and making additional property purchases and leases.

 

There is a royalty on each of the State of Wyoming sections under lease at the Lost Creek, LC West and EN Projects, as required by law. We are not recovering U3O8 within the State section under lease at Lost Creek and are therefore not subject to royalty payments currently. Other royalties exist on certain mining claims at the LC South, LC East and EN Projects. There are no royalties on the mining claims in the Lost Creek, LC North or LC West Projects.

 

Pathfinder Mines

 

The Company acquired additional Wyoming properties when Ur-Energy USA Inc. closed a Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with an AREVA Mining affiliate in December 2013. Under the terms of the SPA, the Company purchased Pathfinder Mines Corporation (“Pathfinder”). Assets acquired in this transaction include the Shirley Basin mine, portions of the Lucky Mc mine, machinery and equipment, vehicles, office equipment, and development databases. Pathfinder was acquired for aggregate consideration of $6.7 million, the assumption of $5.7 million in estimated asset reclamation obligations, and other consideration. A non-core, unpermitted, non-operating property held by Pathfinder is presently considered to be an asset held for sale (see note 4).

  

Other U.S. properties

 

Other U.S. properties include the acquisition costs of several prospective mineralized properties, which the Company continues to maintain through claim payments, lease payments, insurance, and other holding costs in anticipation of future exploration efforts.

 

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

   

8.

Capital Assets

 

 

 

The Company’s capital assets consist of the following:

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Net Book

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Net Book

 

Capital Assets

 

Cost

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Value

 

 

Cost

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling stock

 

 

3,450

 

 

 

(3,392)

 

 

58

 

 

 

3,450

 

 

 

(3,369)

 

 

81

 

Enclosures

 

 

33,008

 

 

 

(12,661)

 

 

20,347

 

 

 

33,008

 

 

 

(11,834)

 

 

21,174

 

Machinery and equipment

 

 

1,448

 

 

 

(918)

 

 

530

 

 

 

1,446

 

 

 

(885)

 

 

561

 

Furniture and fixtures

 

 

119

 

 

 

(119)

 

 

-

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

(119)

 

 

-

 

Information technology

 

 

1,160

 

 

 

(1,107)

 

 

53

 

 

 

1,123

 

 

 

(1,098)

 

 

25

 

Right of use assets

 

 

109

 

 

 

(93)

 

 

16

 

 

 

165

 

 

 

(115)

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

39,294

 

 

 

(18,290)

 

 

21,004

 

 

 

39,311

 

 

 

(17,420)

 

 

21,891

 

   

9.

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities consist of the following:

 

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

652

 

 

 

396

 

Accrued payroll liabilities

 

 

1,829

 

 

 

1,767

 

Accrued severance, ad valorem, and other taxes payable

 

 

199

 

 

 

157

 

 

 

 

2,680

 

 

 

2,320

 

 

10.

Notes Payable

 

 

 

On October 15, 2013, the Sweetwater County Commissioners approved the issuance of a $34.0 million Sweetwater County, State of Wyoming, Taxable Industrial Development Revenue Bond (Lost Creek Project), Series 2013 (the “Sweetwater IDR Bond”) to the State of Wyoming, acting by and through the Wyoming State Treasurer, as purchaser. On October 23, 2013, the Sweetwater IDR Bond was issued, and the proceeds were in turn loaned by Sweetwater County to Lost Creek ISR, LLC pursuant to a financing agreement dated October 23, 2013 (the “State Bond Loan”). The State Bond Loan calls for payments of interest at a fixed rate of 5.75% per annum on a quarterly basis commencing January 1, 2014. The principal was to be paid in 28 quarterly installments commencing January 1, 2015.

 

On October 1, 2019, the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the State of Wyoming approved an eighteen month deferral of principal payments beginning October 1, 2019. On October 6, 2020, the State Bond Loan was again modified to defer principal payments for an additional eighteen months. Quarterly principal payments are scheduled to resume on October 1, 2022 and the last payment will be due on October 1, 2024.

 

On April 16, 2020, we obtained two Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans (one for each of our subsidiaries with U.S. payroll obligations) through the Bank of Oklahoma Financial (“BOKF”). The program was a part of the CARES Act enacted by Congress March 27, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The combined loan amount was $0.9 million.

   

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”) became law. The Flexibility Act changes key provisions of the PPP, including maturity of the loans, deferral of loan payments, and the forgiveness of the PPP loans, with revisions being retroactive to the date of the CARES Act.

 

Under the program, as modified by the Flexibility Act and SBA and Treasury rulemakings, the repayment of our loans, including interest, would be forgiven based on eligible payroll, payroll-related, and other allowable costs incurred in a twenty-four-week period following the funding of the loans. To have the full amount of the loans forgiven, the following requirements must be met within that period, and be sufficiently documented in the application for forgiveness:

         

 

(1)

Spend not less than 60% of loan proceeds on eligible payroll costs.

 

 

 

 

(2)

Spend the remaining loan proceeds on:

       

 

a.

additional eligible payroll costs above 60%;

 

b.

payments of interest on mortgage obligations incurred before February 15, 2020;

 

c.

rent payments on leases dated before February 15, 2020; and/or

 

d.

utility payments under service agreements dated before February 15, 2020.

 

 

(3)

Maintain employee compensation levels (subject to specific program requirements).

 

 

 

 

For any portion of the loans that is not forgiven, the program provides for an initial deferral of payments based upon the timing of a borrower’s application for forgiveness and SBA’s action on the application up to a maximum of ten months after the use and forgiveness covered period ends (July 30, 2021). In December 2020, we applied for loan forgiveness with the BOKF. The BOKF, after reviewing the loan forgiveness applications, submitted them to the SBA for approval. The Company received notifications in Q2 that the principal amount of $893 thousand and accrued interest of approximately $10 thousand were forgiven under the terms of the PPP. This was treated as a forgiveness of debt on the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three-months ended June 30, 2021 and a $903 thousand gain on debt forgiveness was recognized in other income.

       

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s current and long-term debts.

  

Current and Long-term Debt

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Administration PPP Loans

 

 

-

 

 

 

502

 

State Bond Loan

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Deferred financing costs

 

 

-

 

 

 

(43)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Administration PPP Loans

 

 

-

 

 

 

398

 

State Bond Loan

 

 

12,441

 

 

 

12,441

 

Deferred financing costs

 

 

(141)

 

 

(119)

 

 

 

12,300

 

 

 

12,720

 

      

 

The schedule of remaining payments on outstanding debt as of June 30, 2021 is presented below. 

   

Remaining Payments

 

Total

 

 

2021

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2024

 

 

Final payment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Bond Loan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal

 

 

12,441

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,628

 

 

 

5,487

 

 

 

4,326

 

 

Oct-2024

 

Interest

 

 

1,627

 

 

 

358

 

 

 

697

 

 

 

447

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

14,068

 

 

 

358

 

 

 

3,325

 

 

 

5,934

 

 

 

4,451

 

 

 

 

     

11.

Asset Retirement Obligations

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations (“ARO”) relate to the Lost Creek mine and Pathfinder projects and are equal to the current estimated reclamation cost escalated at inflation rates ranging from 0.74% to 2.44% and then discounted at credit adjusted risk-free rates ranging from 0.33% to 7.25%. Current estimated reclamation costs include costs of closure, reclamation, demolition and stabilization of the well fields, processing plants, infrastructure, aquifer restoration, waste dumps, and ongoing post-closure environmental monitoring and maintenance costs. The schedule of payments required to settle the future reclamation extends through 2033.

     

 
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Ur-Energy Inc.

Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

    

 

The present value of the estimated future closure estimate is presented in the following table.

 

Asset Retirement Obligations

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

29,965

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassify liabilities associated with assets held for sale (note 4)

 

 

(875

Accretion expense

 

 

246

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

29,336

 

    

 

The restricted cash discussed in note 6 relates to the surety bonds provided to the governmental agencies for these obligations.

  

A non-core, unpermitted, non-operating property held by Pathfinder is presently considered to be an asset held for sale (see note 4).

 

12.

Warrant Liability

 

 

 

In September 2018, we issued 13,062,878 warrants as part of an underwritten public offering with two warrants redeemable for one Common Share of the Company’s stock at a price of $1.00 per full share. The warrants expire in September 2021.

 

In August 2020, we issued 9,000,000 warrants as part of a registered direct offering with two warrants redeemable for one Common Share of the Company’s stock at a price of $0.75 per full share. The warrants expire in August 2022.

 

In February 2021, we issued 16,930,530 warrants as part of an underwritten public offering with two warrants redeemable for one Common Share of the Company’s stock at a price of $1.35 per full share. The warrants expire in February 2024.

 

Because the warrants are priced in U.S. dollars and the functional currency of Ur-Energy Inc. is Canadian dollars, a derivative financial liability was created. The liability created, and adjusted quarterly, is calculated using the Black-Scholes technique described below as there is no active market for the warrants. Any gain or loss from the adjustment of the liability is reflected in net income for the period.

 

The Company’s warrant liabilities consist of the following:

 

 

 

Sep-2018

 

 

Aug-2020

 

 

Feb-2021

 

 

 

 

 Warrant Liability Activity

 

 Warrants

 

 

 Warrants

 

 

 Warrants

 

 

 Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

729

 

 

 

1,415

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants issued

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,604

 

 

 

2,604

 

Warrants exercised

 

 

(419)

 

 

(190)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(609)

Mark to market revaluation loss (gain)

 

 

1,792

 

 

 

1,670

 

 

 

2,862

 

 

 

6,324

 

Effects for foreign exchange rate changes

 

 

44

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

87

 

 

 

169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

2,146

 

 

 

2,933

 

 

 

5,553

 

 

 

10,632

 

    

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

 

Sep-2018

 

 

Aug-2020

 

 

Feb-2021

 

 

 

Warrant Liability Duration

 

Warrants

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current portion of warrant liability

 

 

2,146

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,146

 

Warrant liability

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,933

 

 

 

5,553

 

 

 

8,486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

2,146

 

 

 

2,933

 

 

 

5,553

 

 

 

10,632

 

 

 

The fair value of the warrant liabilities on June 30, 2021 was determined using the Black-Scholes model with the following assumptions:

   

 

 

Sep-2018

 

 

Aug-2020

 

 

Feb-2021

 

Black-Scholes Assumptions at June 30, 2021

 

Warrants

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Warrants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected forfeiture rate

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Expected life (years)

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

2.6

 

Expected volatility

 

 

72.3%

 

 

78.1%

 

 

75.6%

Risk free rate

 

 

0.4%

 

 

0.4%

 

 

0.6%

Expected dividend rate

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Exercise price

 

$1.00

 

 

$0.75

 

 

$1.35

 

Market price

 

$1.41

 

 

$1.41

 

 

$1.41

 

    

13.

Shareholders’ Equity and Capital Stock

 

 

 

Common shares

 

The Company’s share capital consists of an unlimited amount of Class A preferred shares authorized, without par value, of which no shares are issued and outstanding; and an unlimited amount of common shares authorized, without par value, of which 194,798,105 shares and 170,253,752 shares were issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

On February 4, 2021, the Company closed an underwritten public offering of 14,722,200 common shares and accompanying warrants to purchase up to 7,361,100 common shares, at a combined public offering price of $0.90 per common share and accompanying warrant. The warrants will have an exercise price of $1.35 per whole common share and will expire three years from the date of issuance. Ur-Energy also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,208,330 common shares and warrants to purchase up to 1,104,165 common shares on the same terms. The option was exercised in full. Including the exercised option, Ur-Energy issued a total of 16,930,530 common shares and 16,930,530 warrants to purchase up to 8,465,265 common shares. The gross proceeds to Ur‑Energy from this offering were approximately $15.2 million. After fees and expenses of $1.3 million, net proceeds to the Company were approximately $13.9 million.

 

Stock options

 

In 2005, the Company’s Board of Directors approved the adoption of the Company’s stock option plan (the “Option Plan”). The Option Plan was most recently approved by the shareholders on May 7, 2020. Eligible participants under the Option Plan include directors, officers, employees, and consultants of the Company. Under the terms of the Option Plan, grants of options will vest over a three-year period: 33.3% on the first anniversary, 33.3% on the second anniversary, and 33.4% on the third anniversary of the grant. The term of the options is five years.

   

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

    

 

Activity with respect to stock options is summarized as follows:

   

 

 

 Outstanding

 

 

 Weighted-average

 

 Stock Option Activity

 

 Options

 

 

 exercise price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

11,910,424

 

 

$0.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

(1,883,818)

 

 

0.63

 

Forfeited

 

 

(219,055)

 

 

0.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

9,807,551

 

 

$0.62

 

  

 

The exercise price of a new grant is set at the closing price for the shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on the trading day immediately preceding the grant date and there is no intrinsic value as of the date of grant.

 

We received $1.2 million from options exercised in the six months ended June 30, 2021. No options were exercised in the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

Stock-based compensation expense from stock options was $0.3 million and $0.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

As of June 30, 2021, there was approximately $0.8 million unamortized stock-based compensation expense related to the Option Plan. The expenses are expected to be recognized over the remaining weighted-average vesting period of 1.9 years under the Option Plan.

 

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

  

 

As of June 30, 2021, outstanding stock options are as follows:

    

 

 

 

 Options outstanding

 

 

 Options exercisable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Weighted-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Weighted-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 remaining

 

 

 Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 

 remaining

 

 

 Aggregate

 

 

 

 Exercise

 

 

 Number

 

 

 contractual

 

 

 intrinsic

 

 

 Number

 

 

 contractual

 

 

 intrinsic

 

 

 

 price

 

 

 of options

 

 

 life (years)

 

 

 value

 

 

 of options

 

 

 life (years)

 

 

 value

 

 

 Expiry

$

 

 

#

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

#

 

 

 

 

 

 $

 

 

 

 

0.59

 

 

 

924,470

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

749,981

 

 

 

924,470

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

749,981

 

 

2021-12-16

 

0.59

 

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

162,251

 

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

162,251

 

 

2022-09-07

 

0.73

 

 

 

1,541,751

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

1,039,371

 

 

 

1,541,751

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

1,039,371

 

 

2022-12-15

 

0.62

 

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

1.7

 

 

 

155,799

 

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

1.7

 

 

 

155,799

 

 

2023-03-30

 

0.75

 

 

 

834,240

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

542,218

 

 

 

532,584

 

 

 

2.1

 

 

 

346,156

 

 

2023-08-20

 

0.73

 

 

 

726,674

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

 

484,027

 

 

 

477,562

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

 

318,097

 

 

2023-12-14

 

0.64

 

 

 

2,555,926

 

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

1,949,826

 

 

 

851,978

 

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

649,944

 

 

2024-11-05

 

0.51

 

 

 

2,824,490

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

 

2,519,177

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

2025-11-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.62

 

 

 

9,807,551

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

7,602,650

 

 

 

4,728,345

 

 

 

1.8

 

 

 

3,421,599

 

 

 

   

 

The aggregate intrinsic value of the options in the preceding table represents the total pre-tax intrinsic value for stock options, with an exercise price less than the Company’s TSX closing stock price as of the last trading day in the six months ended June 30, 2021 (approximately US$1.40), that would have been received by the option holders had they exercised their options on that date. There were 9,807,551 in-the-money stock options outstanding and 4,728,345 in-the-money stock options exercisable as of June 30, 2021.

 

The fair value of the stock options on their respective grant dates was determined using the Black-Scholes model with the following assumptions:

   

Stock Option Fair Value Assumptions

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected forfeiture rate

 

 

6.1%

 

 

6.2%

 

5.8% - 6.0

%

 

5.3% - 6.0

%

 

 

5.6%

Expected life (years)

 

 

3.9

 

 

 

3.7

 

 

3.7 - 3.8

 

 

 

3.7

 

 

 

3.7

 

Expected volatility

 

 

63.2%

 

 

58.6%

 

53.8% - 55.0

%

 

56.0% - 57.5

%

 

 

56.8%

Risk free rate

 

 

0.4%

 

 

1.6%

 

1.9% -2.1

%

 

1.0% - 1.6

%

 

 

1.0%

Expected dividend rate

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Black-Scholes value (CAD$)

 

$0.30

 

 

$0.35

 

 

$0.33 - $0.39

 

 

$0.32 - $0.44

 

 

$0.31

 

 

 

Restricted share units

 

On June 24, 2010, the Company’s shareholders approved the adoption of the Company’s restricted share unit plan (the “RSU Plan”), as subsequently amended. The RSU Plan was approved by our shareholders most recently on May 2, 2019. Amendments to the RSU Plan were approved by our shareholders on June 3, 2021, and the plan is now known as the Restricted Share Unit and Equity Incentive Plan (the “RSU&EI Plan”).

 

Eligible participants under the RSU&EI Plan include directors and employees of the Company. Granted RSUs are redeemed on the second anniversary of the grant. Upon an RSU vesting, the holder of the RSU will receive one Common Share, for no additional consideration, for each RSU held.

 

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

  

 

Activity with respect to RSUs is summarized as follows:

   

 

 

 

 

 

 Weighted average

 

 

 

 Outstanding

 

 

 grant date

 

 Restricted Share Unit Activity

 

 RSUs

 

 

 fair value

 

 

 

#

 

 

$

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

1,404,962

 

 

$0.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Forfeited

 

 

(59,843)

 

$0.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

1,345,119

 

 

$0.57

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense from RSUs was $0.2 million and $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

 

As of June 30, 2021, there was approximately $0.3 million unamortized stock-based compensation expense related to the RSU&EI Plan. The expenses are expected to be recognized over the remaining weighted-average vesting periods of 1.1 years under the RSU&EI Plan.

 

As of June 30, 2021, outstanding RSUs are as follows:

   

RSUs outstanding

 

 

 

 

 Weighted-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 remaining

 

 

 Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 Number

 

 

 contractual

 

 

 intrinsic

 

 

 Redemption

 

 of RSUs

 

 

 life (years)

 

 

 value

 

 

 Date

 

#

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

638,989

 

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

894,585

 

 

2021-11-05

 

 

706,130

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

 

988,582

 

 

2022-11-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,345,119

 

 

 

0.9

 

 

 

1,883,167

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fair value of restricted share units on their respective grant dates was determined using the Intrinsic Value Method with the following assumptions:

 

Restricted Share Unit Fair Value Assumptions

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected forfeiture rate

 

 

4.2%

 

 

4.8%

Grant date fair value (CAD$)

 

$0.63

 

 

$0.79

 

 

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

       

 

Warrants

 

In September 2018, the Company issued 13,062,878 warrants to purchase 6,531,439 of our Common Shares at $1.00 per full share. In August 2020, the Company issued 9,000,000 warrants to purchase 4,500,000 of our Common Shares at $0.75 per full share. In February 2021, the Company issued 16,930,530 warrants to purchase 8,465,265 of our Common Shares at $1.35 per full share.

 

 

 

The following represents warrant activity during the period ended June 30, 2021:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Number of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Outstanding

 

 

 shares to be issued

 

 

 Per share

 

Warrant Activity

 

warrants

 

 

upon exercise

 

 

exercise price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

 

22,062,878

 

 

 

11,031,439

 

 

 

0.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued

 

 

16,930,530

 

 

 

8,465,265

 

 

 

1.35

 

Exercised

 

 

(2,613,274)

 

 

(1,306,637)

 

 

0.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2021

 

 

36,380,134

 

 

 

18,190,067

 

 

 

1.11

 

 

 

We received $1.2 million from warrants exercised in the six months ended June 30, 2021. No warrants were exercised in the six months ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

 

As of June 30, 2021, outstanding warrants are as follows:

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Weighted-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 remaining

 

 

 Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 Exercise

 

 

 Number

 

 

 contractual

 

 

 Intrinsic

 

 

 

 

 price

 

 

 of warrants

 

 

 life (years)

 

 

 Value

 

 

 Expiry

 

$

 

 

#

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

1.00

 

 

 

11,411,604

 

 

 

0.2

 

 

 

2,282,321

 

 

2021-09-25

 

 

0.75

 

 

 

8,038,000

 

 

 

1.1

 

 

 

2,612,350

 

 

2022-08-04

 

 

1.35

 

 

 

16,930,530

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

423,263

 

 

2024-02-04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.11

 

 

 

36,380,134

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

5,317,934

 

 

 

 

       

 
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Condensed Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

 

 

The fair value of the warrants on their respective grant dates was determined using the Black-Scholes model with the following assumptions:

 

Warrant Fair Value Assumptions

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected forfeiture rate

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Expected life (years)

 

 

3.0

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

 

3.0

 

Expected volatility

 

 

69.3%

 

 

71.2%

 

 

55.2%

Risk free rate

 

 

0.2%

 

 

0.2%

 

 

2.2%

Expected dividend rate

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Black-Scholes value (CAD$)

 

$0.39

 

 

$0.26

 

 

$0.32

 

 

 

Fair value calculations

 

 

 

The Company estimates expected future volatility based on daily historical trading data of the Company’s common shares. The risk-free interest rates are determined by reference to Canadian Treasury Note constant maturities that approximate the expected life. The Company has never paid dividends and currently has no plans to do so.

 

Share-based compensation expense is recognized net of estimated pre-vesting forfeitures, which results in expensing the awards that are ultimately expected to vest over the expected life. Forfeitures and expected lives were estimated based on actual historical experience.

  

14.

Sales

 

 

 

Revenue is primarily derived from the sale of U3O8 to domestic utilities under contracts or spot sales.

 

Revenue consists of:

 

 

 

 Six months ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 2021

 

 

 2020

 

Revenue Summary

 

 $

 

 

  %

 

 

 $

 

 

  %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of purchased inventory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company A

 

 

-

 

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

8,300

 

 

 

100.0

%

Total product sales

 

 

-

 

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

8,300

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disposal fee income

 

 

7

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

4

 

 

 

0.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

8,304

 

 

 

100.0

%

 

 
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June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

    

15.

Cost of Sales

 

 

 

Cost of sales includes ad valorem and severance taxes related to the extraction of uranium, all costs of wellfield and plant operations including the related depreciation and amortization of capitalized assets, reclamation and mineral property costs, plus product distribution costs. These costs are also used to value inventory. The resulting inventoried cost per pound is compared to the NRV of the product, which is based on the estimated sales price of the product, net of any necessary costs to finish the product. Any inventory value in excess of the NRV is charged to cost of sales.

 

 

 

Cost of sales consists of the following:

   

 

 

Six months ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

Cost of Sales

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of product sales

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,166

 

Lower of cost or NRV adjustments

 

 

3,508

 

 

 

4,456

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,508

 

 

 

9,622

 

 

16.

Operating Costs

 

 

 

Operating expenses include exploration and evaluation expense, development expense, General and Administration (“G&A”) expense, and mineral property write-offs. Exploration and evaluation expense consists of labor and the associated costs of the exploration and evaluation departments as well as land holding and exploration costs including drilling and analysis on properties which have not reached the permitting or operations stage. Development expense relates to properties that have reached the permitting or operations stage and include costs associated with exploring, delineating, and permitting a property. Once permitted, development expense also includes the costs associated with the construction and development of the permitted property that are otherwise not eligible to be capitalized. G&A expense relates to the administration, finance, investor relations, land, and legal functions, and consists principally of personnel, facility, and support costs.

 

Operating costs consist of the following:

   

 

 

 Three months ended

 

 

 Six months ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

June 30,

 

 Operating Costs

 

 2021

 

 

 2020

 

 

 2021

 

 

 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation

 

 

693

 

 

 

554

 

 

 

1,156

 

 

 

945

 

Development

 

 

333

 

 

 

343

 

 

 

465

 

 

 

616

 

General and administration

 

 

1,628

 

 

 

1,185

 

 

 

2,722

 

 

 

2,439

 

Accretion

 

 

123

 

 

 

145

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

289

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,777

 

 

 

2,227

 

 

 

4,589

 

 

 

4,289

 

  

 
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June 30, 2021

(expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

  

17.

Supplemental Information for Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash per the Statement of Cash Flows consists of the following:

     

Cash and Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

December 31,

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

21,491

 

 

 

4,268

 

Restricted cash

 

 

7,860

 

 

 

7,859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29,351

 

 

 

12,127

 

        

 

Interest expense paid was $0.2 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Interest expense paid was $0.4 million and $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

      

18.

Financial Instruments

 

 

 

The Company’s financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, restricted cash, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, and notes payable. The Company is exposed to risks related to changes in interest rates and management of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments.

 

Credit risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash. These assets include Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar denominated certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and demand deposits. These instruments are maintained at financial institutions in Canada and the U.S. Of the amount held on deposit, approximately $0.5 million is covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, or the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, leaving approximately $28.8 million at risk on June 30, 2021 should the financial institutions with which these amounts are invested be rendered insolvent. The Company does not consider any of its financial assets to be impaired as of June 30, 2021.

 

Liquidity risk

 

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they come due.

 

As of June 30, 2021, the current Company’s financial liabilities consisted of accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $2.7 million.

 

As of June 30, 2021, we had $21.5 million of cash and cash equivalents. In addition to our cash position, our finished, ready-to-sell, conversion facility inventory value is immediately realizable, if necessary. We do not anticipate selling our existing finished-product inventory in 2021, unless market conditions change sufficiently to warrant its sale.

 

Sensitivity analysis

 

The Company has completed a sensitivity analysis to estimate the impact that a change in interest rates would have on the net loss of the Company. This sensitivity analysis shows that a change of +/- 100 basis points in interest rate would have a negligible effect on the three months ended June 30, 2021. The financial position of the Company may vary at the time that a change in interest rates occurs causing the impact on the Company’s results to vary.

 

 
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Item 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION

 

Business Overview

 

The following discussion is designed to provide information that we believe is necessary for an understanding of our financial condition, changes in financial condition, and results of our operations and provides information through July 28, 2021. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the MD&A contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

    

Incorporated on March 22, 2004, Ur-Energy is an exploration stage mining company, as that term is defined by the SEC. We are engaged in uranium mining, recovery and processing activities, including the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of uranium mineral properties in the U.S. We are operating our first in situ recovery uranium mine at our Lost Creek Project in Wyoming. Ur-Energy is a corporation continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act on August 8, 2006. Our Common Shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol “URE” and on the NYSE American under the symbol “URG.”

 

Ur-Energy has one wholly-owned subsidiary, Ur-Energy USA Inc., incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado. Ur-Energy USA Inc. has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: NFU Wyoming, LLC, a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Wyoming which acts as our land holding and exploration entity; Lost Creek ISR, LLC, a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Wyoming to operate our Lost Creek Project and hold our Lost Creek properties and assets; and Pathfinder Mines Corporation (“Pathfinder”), incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, which holds, among other assets, the Shirley Basin and Lucky Mc properties in Wyoming. Our material U.S. subsidiaries remain unchanged since the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated February 26, 2021.

 

We utilize in situ recovery (“ISR”) of the uranium at our flagship project, Lost Creek, and will do so at other projects where possible. The ISR technique is employed in uranium extraction because it allows for an effective recovery of roll front uranium mineralization at a lower cost. At Lost Creek, we extract and process uranium oxide (“U3O8”) for shipping to a third-party conversion facility to be weighed, assayed and stored until sold.

 

Our Lost Creek processing facility, which includes all circuits for the production, drying and packaging of U3O8 for delivery into sales transactions, is designed and anticipated under current licensing to process up to 1.2 million pounds of U3O8 annually from the Lost Creek mine. The processing facility has the physical design capacity and is licensed to process 2.2 million pounds of U3O8 annually, which provides additional capacity, of up to one million pounds U3O8, to process material from other sources. We expect that the Lost Creek processing facility may be utilized to process captured U3O8 from our Shirley Basin Project. However, the Shirley Basin permit and license allow for the construction of a full processing facility, providing greater construction and operating flexibility as may be dictated by market conditions.

 

COVID-19 and SBA Paycheck Protection Program

 

During the quarter, we have adapted accordingly to continuing changes in COVID-19 related restrictions and guidance. We continue to monitor State, Federal and public health guidance as it evolves. Following one case of COVID-19 among our staff in 2020 Q4, staff have experienced no further cases of COVID-19.

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, which created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). As an eligible borrower under the program, we secured two loans, one for each of our subsidiaries with U.S. payroll obligations. The combined loan amount of $0.9 million was received on April 16, 2020.

   

 
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We applied for forgiveness of the full amount of the two loans under the program and, during 2021 Q2, we received notices that our applications had been approved. Both loans were fully forgiven. See note 10 to the accompanying Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

     

Uranium Market Update

 

The Biden Administration is prioritizing climate change initiatives and has expressed an understanding that clean, carbon-free nuclear energy must be an integral part of those initiatives. Several pieces of federal legislation have been proposed which would support nuclear energy and the nuclear fuel cycle industries.

  

The U.S. Department of Energy continues its work to implement the new national uranium reserve which was established in December 2020.

 

During the quarter, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, together with TerraPower and PacifiCorp power company, announced the selection of Wyoming for the launch of an advanced modular nuclear reactor demonstration project.

 

Supply-demand fundamentals continue to strengthen with projections for sustained growth of global nuclear power in coming years through traditional uses and the construction of advanced reactors of various types. Additionally, growing numbers of countries are making commitments to net-zero emissions, which will likely require nuclear energy to meet such objectives.

 

Russell Index

 

The Company joined the Russell 3000Ò Index at the conclusion of the 2021 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the U.S. market opened on June 28, 2021. Annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of May 7, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the U.S. all-cap Russell 3000Ò Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000Ò Index or small-cap Russell 2000Ò Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

 

Mineral Rights and Properties

 

We have 12 U.S. uranium properties. Ten of our uranium properties are located in the Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, including Lost Creek. Currently, we control nearly 1,800 unpatented mining claims and three State of Wyoming mineral leases for a total of approximately 36,000 acres in the area of the Lost Creek Property, including the Lost Creek permit area (the “Lost Creek Project” or “Project”), and certain adjoining properties referred to as LC East, LC West, LC North, LC South and EN Project areas (collectively, with the Lost Creek Project, the “Lost Creek Property”). Our Shirley Basin Project, also in Wyoming, comprises more than 3,700 Company-controlled acres. Our Lucky Mc Project holds 1,800 acres in the Gas Hills Mine District, Wyoming. Our Excel gold project holds approximately 2,400 acres of mining claims in the Excelsior Mountains of Mineral County, Nevada.

 

Lost Creek Property

 

Lost Creek continues to operate at reduced production levels while we await the implementation of the national uranium reserve, further relief pursuant to the recommendations of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group (the “Working Group”) and additional positive developments in the uranium markets. The reduced production operations have allowed us to sustain operating cost reductions at Lost Creek, while continuing to conduct preventative maintenance and optimize processes in preparation for ramp up to full production rates. These preparations include advanced planning for anticipated drilling and production well installation in our fully permitted Mine Unit 2 (“MU2”).

 

 
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Applications for amendment to the Lost Creek licenses and permits were submitted in 2014 in order to include recovery from the uranium resource in the LC East Project (HJ and KM horizons) immediately adjacent to the Lost Creek Project. During Q1, the Wyoming Uranium Recovery Program (“URP”) approved the amendment to the Lost Creek source material license to include recovery from these areas. This license approval grants the Company access to six planned mine units in addition to the already licensed three mine units at Lost Creek. The approval also increases the license limit for annual plant production to 2.2 million pounds U3O8 which includes wellfield production of up to 1.2 million pounds U3O8 and toll processing up to one million pounds U3O8.

 

The BLM previously completed its review and granted approval for this expansion at Lost Creek. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, continues its review of the application for amendment to the Lost Creek permit to mine which will add the LC East and KM mine units. We anticipate that the Land Quality Division review will be complete in 2021.

  

Shirley Basin Project

 

As previously disclosed, during Q2 the State of Wyoming and the EPA completed their respective reviews of our Shirley Basin Project and issued the source material license, permit to mine, and aquifer exemption for the project. These three approvals represent the final major permits required to begin construction of the Shirley Basin Project. We received BLM final approval of the project, following its NEPA review process, in 2020.

 

The Company plans three relatively shallow mining units at the project, where we have the option to build out a complete processing plant with drying facilities or a satellite plant with the ability to send loaded ion exchange resin to Lost Creek for processing. As approved, the Shirley Basin processing facility is allowed to recover up to one million pounds U3O8 annually from the wellfield. The annual production of U3O8 from wellfield production and toll processing of loaded resin or yellowcake slurry will not exceed two million pounds equivalent of dried U3O8 product.

 

Situated in an historic mining district, the project has existing access roads, power, waste disposal facility and shop buildings onsite. Because delineation and exploration drilling were completed historically, the project is construction ready. All wellfield, pipeline and header house layouts are finalized and additional, minor on-the-ground preparations have been initiated in 2021 Q3. We anticipate up to nine years production at the site.

 

 
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Results of Operations

 

The following table provides information on our production and ending inventory of U3O8 pounds.

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures with US GAAP financial statement presentation

 

The U3O8 and cost per pound measures included in the following table do not have a standardized meaning within US GAAP or a defined basis of calculation. These measures are used by management to assess business performance and determine production and pricing strategies. They may also be used by certain investors to evaluate performance.

 

U3O8 Production and Ending Inventory

   

 

 

Unit

 

 

2020 Q3

 

 

2020 Q4

 

 

2021 Q1

 

 

2021 Q2

 

 

2021-06 YTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3O8 Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pounds captured

 

lb

 

 

 

2,503

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

107

 

Pounds drummed

 

lb

 

 

 

4,926

 

 

 

6,622

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Pounds shipped

 

lb

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

15,873

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

15,873

 

Pounds purchased

 

lb

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U3O8 Ending Inventory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pounds