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Silvercorp Reports Net Income of $39.7 Million, $0.23 Per Share, and Cash Flow From Operations of $67.8 Million, for Fiscal 2019


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX: SVM) (NYSE American: SVM) reported its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended March 31, 2019.  All amounts are expressed in US Dollars.

FISCAL YEAR 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

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1 Non-IFRS measure.  Please refer to section 13 of the corresponding MD&A for reconciliation.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER FISCAL 2019 ("Q4 FISCAL 2019") 

FINANCIALS

1. Fiscal 2019 vs. Fiscal 2018

Net income attributable to equity shareholders of the Company in Fiscal 2019 was $39.7 million or $0.23 per share, compared to $47.0 million or $0.27 per share in Fiscal 2018. The adjusted net income attributable to equity shareholders was $32.2 million or $0.19 per share after the adjustment of impairment reversal, compared to the adjusted net income of $41.5 million or $0.24 per share in Fiscal 2018.

Compared to the prior year, the Company's consolidated financial results in Fiscal 2019 were mainly impacted by i) an increase of 6%, 5% and 16% in silver, lead and zinc sold, respectively; ii) a decrease of 7%, 2% and 17% in the realized selling prices for silver, lead and zinc, respectively; and iii) a 2% increase in total production cost.

Sales in Fiscal 2019 were $170.5 million, up $0.5 million compared to $170.0 million in Fiscal 2018.  Silver and gold sales represented $80.7 million and $3.6 million, respectively, while base metals represented $86.2 million of the total sales, compared to silver, gold and base metals sales of $82.4 million, $3.2 million, and $84.5 million, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.

Cost of sales in Fiscal 2019 was $87.3 million compared to $82.2 million in Fiscal 2018.  The cost of sales included $62.5 million of cash production costs (Fiscal 2018 - $59.1 million), $4.9 million of mineral resources tax (Fiscal 2018 - $4.8 million), and $20.0 million of depreciation, amortization and depletion charges (Fiscal 2018 - $18.2 million).  The increase in the cash production costs expensed and amortization charges were mainly due to a 2% increase in production costs and more metals sold. The increase in mineral resources tax was associated with the increase in revenue. The cash production costs expensed in cost of sales represents approximately 893,000 tonnes of ore processed and expensed at a cost of $69.92 per tonne (Fiscal 2018 ? approximately 861,000 tonnes at $68.72 per tonne).

Gross profit margin in Fiscal 2019 was 49%, compared to 52% in Fiscal 2018. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in the realized metal selling prices.  Ying Mining District's gross profit margin was 52% compared to 55% in Fiscal 2018. GC Mine's gross profit margin was 35% compared to 36% in Fiscal 2018.

General and administrative expenses were $19.4 million in Fiscal 2019, and increase of 4% compared to $18.7 million in Fiscal 2018. The increase was mainly due to a $0.3 million increase in non-cash stock based compensation expenses and a $1.0 million increase in labour costs, arising primarily from the increase of employees' pay rate as well as an increase in social insurance premiums in China, offset by a $0.7 million decrease in discretionary office and administrative expenses.

Income tax expenses in Fiscal 2019 were $20.9 million, compared to $18.9 million in Fiscal 2018.  The income tax expense recorded in Fiscal 2019 included a current income tax expense of $17.8 million (Fiscal 2018 - $16.1 million) and a deferred income tax expense of $3.1 million (Fiscal 2017 - $2.8 million). The current income tax included $5.2 million of withholding tax (Fiscal 2018 - $1.0 million), which was paid at a rate of 10% of dividends and interest distributed out of China.

Cash flows provided by operating activities in Fiscal 2019 were $67.8 million, slightly lower than the $67.9 million in the prior year.   The decrease was mainly due to less operating income arising from lower metal prices and the increase in the withholding tax payment.

The Company ended the fiscal year with $115.3 million cash and short-term investments, an increase of $9.2 million or 9%, compared to $106.1 million as at March 31, 2018.

Working capital as at March 31, 2019 was $96.9 million, an increase of $6.4 million or 7%, compared to $90.5 million as at March 31, 2018.

2. Q4 Fiscal 2019 vs. Q4 Fiscal 2018

Net income attributable to equity shareholders of the Company in Q4 Fiscal 2019 was $12.1 million, or $0.07 per share, compared to $12.2 million, or $0.07 per share in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The adjusted net income attributable to equity shareholders was $4.6 million, or $0.03 per share in Q4 Fiscal 2019 after adjustments of impairment reversal of $9.2 million (Q4 Fiscal 2018 - $4.7 million) compared to $7.5 million or $0.04 per share in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

Compared to the prior year quarter, the Company's consolidated financial results in Q4 Fiscal 2019 were mainly impacted by the following: i) a decrease of 11%, 3%, 18%, and 41% in the net realized selling prices for silver, gold, lead, and zinc, respectively; ii) a 5% decrease in silver and lead sold; iii) a 184% increase in zinc sold; and iii) a 7% decrease in per tonne production costs.

Sales were $35.0 million, down 9%, in Q4 Fiscal 2019, compared to $38.4 million in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in net realized selling prices and less silver and lead sold.  Silver and gold sales represented $16.7 million and $0.8 million, respectively, while base metals represented $17.5 million of total sales, compared to silver, gold and base metals of $19.8 million, $0.8 million, and $17.9 million, respectively, in the prior year quarter.

Cost of sales was $18.6 million in Q4 Fiscal 2019, compared to $19.3 million in Q4 Fiscal 2018.  The cost of sales included $13.0 million of cash production cost (Q4 Fiscal 2018 - $13.3 million), $1.0 million of mineral resource taxes (Q4 Fiscal 2018 - $1.1 million), and $4.6 million of depreciation, amortization and depletion charges (Q4 Fiscal 2018 - $5.0 million).

Gross profit margin decreased to 47% in Q4 Fiscal 2019, compared to 50% in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

Cash flows provided by operating activities in Q4 Fiscal 2019 were $6.0 million, an increase of $3.1 million, compared to $2.9 million in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

1. Fiscal 2019 vs. Fiscal 2018

In Fiscal 2019, on a consolidated basis, the Company mined 906,794 tonnes of ore, an increase of 5% or 46,870 tonnes, compared to 859,924 tonnes in Fiscal 2018.  Ore mined at the Ying Mining District increased by 1% or 8,435 tonnes, and ore mined at the GC Mine increased by 16% or 38,435 tonnes.  Ore milled in Fiscal 2019 was 908,846 tonnes, an increase of 5% compared to 863,070 tonnes in Fiscal 2018.

In Fiscal 2019, the Company sold approximately 6.4 million ounces of silver, 3,500 ounces of gold, 64.8 million pounds of lead, and 22.7 million pounds of zinc, up 6%, 13%, 5%, and 16%, respectively, compared to 6.0 million ounces of silver, 3,100 ounces of gold, 61.9 million pounds of lead, and 19.6 million pounds of zinc in Fiscal 2018. 

The consolidated total mining cost and cash mining cost were $74.98 and $55.35 per tonne, up 2% and 1%, respectively, compared to $73.48 and $54.60 per tonne, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.  The increase in cash mining cost was mainly due to inflation resulting in an increase of i) $1.1 million in mining contractor's costs; ii) $0.6 million in raw material costs; and iii) $0.6 million in utility costs.

The consolidated total milling cost and cash milling cost were $13.99 and $11.69 per tonne, up 1% and 4%, respectively, compared to $13.82 and $11.25 per tonne, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.  The increase in the cash milling cost was mainly due to a $0.4 million increase in raw material costs.

The consolidated cash production cost per tonne of ore processed in Fiscal 2019 was $69.92, a 2% increase compared to $68.72 in Fiscal 2018, but below the Company's annual guidance.

The consolidated total production cost and cash production cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, were negative $1.16 and negative $4.29, respectively, compared to negative $1.70 and negative $4.73, respectively,  in the prior year.  The increase was mainly due to a $3.3 million increase in cash production cost expensed offset by a $2.2 million increase in by-product credits. 

The consolidated all-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, was $3.52 compared to $3.27 in Fiscal 2018.  The increase was mainly due to i) a $3.4 million increase in cash production cost expensed; ii) a $0.7 million increase in general and administrative expenses; and iii) a $1.0 million increase in sustaining capital expenditures, offset by a $2.2 million increase in by-product credits.

2. Q4 Fiscal 2019 vs. Q4 Fiscal 2018

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, the Company mined 161,400 tonnes of ore, and increase of 13%, compared to 143,262 tonnes in Q4 Fiscal 2018. Correspondingly, ore milled in Q4 Fiscal 2019 was 159,904 tonnes, an increase of 15% compared to 138,537 tonnes in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, the Company sold approximately 1.3 million ounces of silver, 700 ounces of gold, 12.7 million pounds of lead, and 7.3 million pounds of zinc compared to 1.4 million ounces of silver, 700 ounces of gold, 13.3 million pounds of lead, and 2.6 million pounds of zinc in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

The consolidated total mining cost and cash mining cost were $80.22 and $57.55 per tonne, down 6% and 7%, respectively, compared to $85.55 and $61.78 per tonne in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The consolidated total milling cost and cash milling cost in Q4 Fiscal 2019 were $17.58 and $14.53 per tonne, down 8% and 3%, respectively, compared to $19.14 and $14.96 per tonne in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

The consolidated total production cost and cash production cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, were negative $0.47 and negative $3.97, respectively, compared to negative $0.30 and negative $3.89 in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The improvement was mainly due to the decrease in per tonne mining and milling cost as discussed above. 

The consolidated all-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, was $4.49 compared to $3.04 in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The increase was mainly due to an increase of $1.4 million in sustaining capital expenditures.

3. Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China


         
Ying Mining DistrictQ4 2019Q3 2019Q2 2019Q1 2019Q4 2018 Fiscal year ended March 31,
 March 31, 2019December 31, 2018September 30, 2018June 30, 2018March 31, 2018 2019 2018 
 Ore Mined (tonne) 111,032  174,152 180,662 156,730 113,820  622,576  614,141 
 Ore Milled (tonne) 107,039  184,684 172,200 155,929 112,285  619,851  618,732 
 Head Grades         
Silver (gram/tonne) 324  296 308 323 309  311  305 
Lead  (%) 4.5  4.1 4.6 4.5 4.3  4.4  4.4 
Zinc (%) 0.9  0.8 0.9 1.1 1.0  0.9  0.9 
 Recoveries         
Silver  (%) 95.5  95.6 96.1 96.0 95.9  95.8  95.7 
Lead  (%) 96.1  95.2 95.6 96.3 96.5  95.7  96.3 
Zinc (%) 63.7  50.2 51.2 54.5 54.5  54.1  52.3 
 Metal Sales         
Silver (in thousands of ounce) 1,141  1,545 1,765 1,313 1,319  5,764  5,437 
Gold (in thousands of ounce) 0.7  1.1 1.0 0.7 0.7    3.5  3.1 
Lead (in thousands of pound) 10,310  15,156 17,359 13,313 12,649    56,138  55,180 
Zinc (in thousands of pound) 2,464  381 1,648 2,133 1,106    6,626  6,136 
 Cash mining costs ($ per tonne) 65.24  63.04 58.65 63.49 65.88    63.39  61.46 
 Total mining costs ($ per tonne) 93.86  86.27 81.50 89.57 92.81    88.19  84.59 
 Cash milling costs ($ per tonne) 12.57  10.49 8.54 10.30 12.59    10.43  9.49 
 Total milling costs ($ per tonne) 12.55  12.24 10.47 12.60 15.80    12.58  11.71 
 Cash production costs ($ per tonne) 81.78  77.80 71.45 78.10 82.84    78.04  74.96 
         
 Cash costs per ounce of silver ($) (3.02)(1.74)(2.80)(6.25)(3.41)   (3.35)(3.88)
 All-in sustaining costs per ounce of silver ($) 3.28  5.80 1.52 (0.28)1.39    2.60  2.04 
         

 
Fiscal 2019 vs. Fiscal 2018

In Fiscal 2019, the total ore mined at the Ying Mining District was 622,576 tonnes, an increase of 1% or 8,435 tonnes, compared to 614,141 tonnes mined in Fiscal 2018.  Ore milled was 619,851 tonnes, an increase of 1,119 tonnes compared to 618,732 tonnes in Fiscal 2018.

Head grades of ore milled at the Ying Mining District in Fiscal 2019 were 311 grams per tonne ("g/t") for silver, 4.4% for lead, and 0.9% for zinc, compared to 305 g/t for silver, 4.4% for lead, and 0.9% for zinc in Fiscal 2018.  The Company continues to achieve positive dilution control using its "Enterprise Blog" to assist and manage daily operations.

In Fiscal 2019, the Ying Mining District sold approximately 5.8 million ounces of silver, 3,500 ounces of gold, 56.1 million pounds of lead, and 6.6 million pounds of zinc, up 6%, 13%, 2% and 8%, respectively, compared to 5.4 million ounces of silver, 3,100 ounces of gold, 55.2 million pounds of lead, and 6.1 million pounds of zinc in Fiscal 2018.  As at March 31, 2019, the Ying Mining District has inventories of 3,150 tonnes of silver-lead concentrate and 250 tonnes of zinc concentrate, compared to 4,050 tonnes of silver-lead concentrate and 350 tonnes of zinc concentrate as at March 31, 2018.

Total mining cost and cash mining cost per tonne at the Ying Mining District in Fiscal 2019 were $88.19 and $63.39 per tonne, respectively, compared to $84.59 and $61.46 per tonne, respectively, in Fiscal 2018. The increase was mainly due to inflation resulting in an increase of i) $0.6 million in mining contractor's costs, ii) $0.4 million in raw material costs, and iii) $0.7 million in utility costs. Total milling cost and cash milling cost per tonne at the Ying Mining District in Fiscal 2019 were $12.58 and $10.43, respectively, compared to $11.71 and $9.49, respectively, in Fiscal 2018. 

Correspondingly, the total production cost and cash production cost per tonne of ore processed in Fiscal 2019 at the Ying Mining District were $104.99 and $78.04, respectively, compared to $100.31 and $74.96 in Fiscal 2018.

Cash cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, at the Ying Mining District in Fiscal 2019, was negative $3.35 compared to negative $3.88 in the prior year.  The increase in the cash cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, was mainly due to a $2.4 million increase in cash production cost expensed offset by a $0.6 million increase in by-product credits. 

All-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, at the Ying Mining District in Fiscal 2019, was $2.60 compared to $2.04 in the prior year.  The increase was mainly due to increases of $2.4 million in cash production costs expensed and $2.2 million in sustaining capital expenditures. 

In Fiscal 2019, approximately 75,955 metres or $1.8 million worth of underground diamond drilling (Fiscal 2018 ? 104,798 metres or $2.3 million) and 18,656 metres or $5.4 million worth of preparation tunnelling (Fiscal 2018 ? 19,723 metres or $5.8 million) were completed and expensed as mining preparation costs at the Ying Mining District.  In addition, approximately 65,653 metres or $23.2 million worth of horizontal tunnels, raises, ramps and declines (Fiscal 2018 ? 61,827 metres or $20.1 million) were completed and capitalized.

Q4 Fiscal 2019 vs. Q4 Fiscal 2018

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, a total of 111,032 tonnes of ore were mined at the Ying Mining District, a decrease of 2% or 2,788 tonnes, compared to 113,820 tonnes in Q4 Fiscal 2018.  Ore milled was 107,039 tonnes, a decrease of 3% or 5,246 tonnes, compared to 112,285 tonnes in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

Average head grades of ore processed were 324 g/t for silver, 4.5% for lead, and 0.9% for zinc compared to 309 g/t for silver, 4.3% for lead, and 1.0% for zinc in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

Metals sold were approximately 1.1 million ounces of silver, 700 ounces of gold, 10.3 million pounds of lead, and 2.5 million pounds of zinc, compared to 1.3 million ounces of silver, 700 ounces of gold, 12.6 million pounds of lead, and 1.1 million pounds of zinc in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, the cash mining cost at the Ying Mining District was $65.24 per tonne, down 1% compared to $65.88 in Q4 Fiscal 2018. The cash milling cost was $12.57 per tonne compared to $12.59 in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, cash cost per ounce of silver and all in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, at the Ying Mining District were negative $3.02 and $3.28, respectively, compared to negative $3.41 and $1.39 in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, approximately 6,083 metres or $0.3 million worth of underground diamond drilling (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 18,791 metres or $0.6 million) and 3,061 metres or $1.0 million worth of preparation tunnelling (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 2,809 metres or $0.9 million) were completed and expensed as mining preparation costs at the Ying Mining District.  In addition, approximately 10,730 metres or $4.0 million worth of horizontal tunnels, raises, and declines (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 9,653 metres or $3.9 million) were completed and capitalized.

4.  GC Mine, Guangdong Province, China


        
??GC Mine
Q4 2019Q3 2019Q2 2019Q1 2019Q4 2018 Fiscal year ended March 31,
 March 31, 2019December 31, 2018September 30, 2018June 30, 2018March 31, 2018 2019 2018 
 Ore Mined (tonne)   50,368  86,126 67,757 79,967 29,442    284,218  245,783 
 Ore Milled (tonne)   52,865  86,792 67,528 81,811 26,252    288,995  244,338 
 Head Grades         
 Silver (gram/tonne)   101  84 78 87 96    86  98 
 Lead  (%)   1.8  1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3    1.5  1.5 
 Zinc (%)   3.3  3.1 2.8 2.9 2.9    3.0  2.8 
 Recovery Rates         
 Silver  (%)   81.3  80.5 76.7 75.3 76.3    78.4  76.2 
 Lead  (%)   91.5  91.6 91.2 87.1 87.5    90.4  85.4 
 Zinc (%)   85.7  85.5 83.3 84.8 85.7    84.9  81.8 
 Metal Sales         
Silver (in thousands of ounce)   173  167 136 150 63    626  603 
Lead (in thousands of pound)   2,360  2,644 2,063 1,583 688    8,650  6,754 
Zinc (in thousands of pound)   4,874  3,730 3,240 4,244 1,479    16,090  13,433 
 Cash mining cost ($ per tonne)   40.58  34.17 41.25 36.78 45.92    37.73  37.48 
 Total mining cost ($ per tonne)   50.13  42.40 49.29 44.62 57.47    46.04  45.73 
 Cash milling cost ($ per tonne)   18.52  14.08 11.45 14.46 25.07    14.39  15.72 
 Total milling cost ($ per tonne)   21.70  15.98 14.47 17.14 33.41    17.01  19.17 
 Cash production cost ($ per tonne)   59.10  48.25 52.70 51.24 70.99    52.12  53.20 
         
 Cash cost per ounce of silver ($)   (10.23)(12.32)(10.81)(18.81)(13.95)   (12.97)(12.37)
 All-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver ($)   (4.97)(6.54)(2.03)(11.36)(4.57)   (6.28)(3.69)
         

Fiscal 2019 vs. Fiscal 2018

In Fiscal 2019, the total ore mined at the GC Mine was 284,218 tonnes, an increase of 16% or 38,435 tonnes, compared to 245,783 tonnes in Fiscal 2018, while ore milled was 288,995 tonnes, an increase of 18% or 44,657 tonnes, compared to 244,338 tonnes in Fiscal 2018. 

Average head grades of ore processed at the GC Mine were 86 g/t for silver, 1.5% for lead, and 3.0% for zinc compared to 98 g/t for silver, 1.5% for lead, and 2.8% for zinc in the prior year.  Recovery rates of ore processed at the GC Mine were78.4% for silver, 90.4% for lead, and 84.9% for zinc, compared to 76.2% for silver, 85.4% for lead, and 81.8% for zinc in Fiscal 2018.

In Fiscal 2019, the GC Mine sold 626,000 ounces of silver, 8.7 million pounds of lead, and 16.1 million pounds of zinc, compared to 603,000 ounces of silver, 6.8 million pounds of lead, and 13.4 million pounds of zinc in Fiscal 2018.

Total mining cost and cash mining cost at the GC Mine in Fiscal 2019 were $46.04 and $37.73 per tonne, respectively, a slight increase of 1% compared to $45.73 and $37.48 per tonne, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.  Total milling cost and cash milling cost per tonne at the GC Mine were $17.01 and $14.39, respectively, down 11% and 8%, compared to $19.17 and $15.72, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.

Correspondingly, total production cost and cash production cost per tonne of ore processed in Fiscal 2019 at the GC Mine were $63.05 and $52.12, respectively, a decrease of 3% and 2%, compared to $64.90 and $53.20, respectively, in Fiscal 2018.

Cash cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, at the GC Mine, was negative $12.97 compared to negative $12.37 in the prior year.  The decrease was mainly due to a 4% increase in by-product credits resulting from increases of 28% in lead and 20% in zinc sold offset by a decrease of 3% and 17% in net realized lead and zinc selling prices at the GC Mine.

All-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by-product credits, in Fiscal 2019 at the GC Mine was negative $6.28 compared to negative $3.69 in the prior year. The improvement was mainly due to an increase of $1.6 million in by-product credits and a decrease of $0.9 million in sustaining capital expenditures. 

In Fiscal 2019, approximately 24,727 metres or $1.3 million worth of underground diamond drilling (Fiscal 2018 ? 21,717 metres or $1.1 million) and 19,844 metres or $5.2 million worth of tunnelling (Fiscal 2018 ? 15,811 metres or $4.5 million) were completed and expensed as mining preparation costs at the GC Mine.  In addition, approximately 1,374 metres or $1.0 million of horizontal tunnels, raises and declines (Fiscal 2018 ? 320 metres or $0.3 million) were completed and capitalized.

Q4 Fiscal 2019 vs. Q4 Fiscal 2018

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, a total of 50,368 tonnes of ore were mined and 52,865 tonnes were milled at the GC Mine, up 71% and 101%, respectively, compared to 29,442 tonnes mined and 26,252 tonnes milled in Q4 Fiscal 2018.

Average head grades of ore milled were 101 g/t for silver, 1.8% for lead, and 3.3% for zinc compared to 96 g/t for silver, 1.3% for lead, and 2.9% for zinc in the same prior year quarter.  

Metals sold were approximately 173,000 ounces of silver, 2.4 million pounds of lead, and 4.9 million pounds of zinc, compared to 63,000 ounces of silver, 0.7 million pounds of lead, and 1.5 million pounds of zinc in the same prior year quarter.  

The cash mining cost at the GC Mine was $40.58 per tonne, a decrease of 12% compared to $45.92 per tonne in the same prior year quarter.  The cash milling cost was $18.52 per tonne, a decrease of 26% compared to $25.07 in the same prior year quarter.   Correspondingly, the cash production cost per tonne decreased by 17% to $59.10 from $70.99 in the same prior year quarter. The improvement in production cost was mainly due to higher production output resulting in lower fixed cost allocation.

Cash cost per ounce of silver and all-in sustaining cost per ounce of silver, net of by?product credits, at the GC Mine, for Q4 Fiscal 2019, were negative $10.23 and negative $4.97, respectively, compared to negative $13.95 and negative $4.57 in the same prior year quarter. 

In Q4 Fiscal 2019, approximately 2,864 metres or $0.3 million worth of underground diamond drilling (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 3,464 metres or $0.2 million) and 3,366 metres or $0.9 million of tunnelling (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 1,526 metres or $0.7 million) were completed and expensed as mining preparation costs at the GC Mine.  In addition, approximately 262 metres or $0.2 million of horizontal tunnels, raise, and declines (Q4 Fiscal 2018 ? 40 metres or $0.1 million) were completed and capitalized.

Mr. Guoliang Ma, P.Geo., Manager of Exploration and Resources of the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ? Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and given consent to the technical information contained in this news release.

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

About Silvercorp

Silvercorp is a Canadian low-cost silver-producer of silver, lead and zinc from mines in China. We deliver shareholder value through efficient management, organic growth, and the acquisition of projects we can build and operate profitably. Silvercorp's goal is to achieve lasting and sustainable development for all our stakeholders. For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorp.ca.

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

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

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


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited - Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)


  As at March 31,   As at March 31  
  2019   2018  
ASSETS    
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents$   67,441   $  49,199  
Short-term investments    47,836      56,910  
Trade and other receivables   467      676  
Inventories   10,836      11,018  
Due from a related party   3,022      11  
Income tax receivable   1,301      534  
Prepaids and deposits   3,958      4,456  
    134,861      122,804  
Non-current Assets    
Long-term prepaids and deposits   769      954  
Reclamation deposits   7,953      5,712  
Investment in an associate   38,703      38,001  
Other investments   9,253      6,132  
Plant and equipment    68,617      71,211  
Mineral rights and properties   238,920      232,080  
TOTAL ASSETS$   499,076   $  476,894  
     
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY    
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $   29,856   $  25,198  
Bank Loan   4,475      -  
Deposits received   3,040      6,806  
Income tax payable   502      303  
    37,873      32,307  
Non-current Liabilities    
Deferred income tax liabilities   34,334      33,310  
Environmental rehabilitation   13,688      13,098  
Total Liabilities   85,895      78,715  
     
Equity    
Share capital   231,269      228,729  
Share option reserve   15,898      14,690  
Reserves   25,409      25,409  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (41,864)    (25,875) 
Retained earnings   116,734      86,283  
Total equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company   347,446      329,236  
     
Non-controlling interests   65,735      68,943  
Total Equity   413,181      398,179  
     
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY$   499,076   $  476,894  
     



SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited - Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for per share figures)


  Three Months Ended March 31,
  Year Ended March 31,
  
   2019  2018   2019  2018  
        
Sales $   34,952  $  38,449  $   170,519  $  170,039  
Cost of sales       
Production costs    13,005     13,305     62,461     59,144  
Mineral resource taxes    1,002     1,081     4,864     4,764  
Depreciation and amortization    4,601     4,956     19,997     18,247  
     18,608     19,342     87,322     82,155  
Gross profit    16,344     19,107     83,197     87,884  
        
General and administrative    5,011     4,727     19,427     18,685  
Government fees and other taxes    505     538     2,699     2,971  
Foreign exchange loss (gain)    1,034     (862)    (1,361)   1,628  
Loss on disposal of plant and equipment    13     5     401     329  
Gain on disposal of NSR    -     -     -     (4,320) 
Share of (income) loss in associate    118     189     330     700  
Dilution gain on investment in associate    -     -     -     (822) 
Reclassification of other comprehensive loss upon        
ownership dilution of investment in associate     -     -     -     18  
Impairment reversal of investment in associate    (1,899)   (4,714)    (1,899)   (4,714) 
Impairment reversal of mineral rights and properties    (7,279)   -     (7,279)   -  
Other expense (income)    130     (149)    806     (2,016) 
Income from operations    18,711     19,373     70,073     75,425  
        
Finance income    874     793     3,476     2,839  
Finance costs    (168)   (120)    (631)   (449) 
Income before income taxes    19,417     20,046     72,918     77,815  
        
Income tax expense    3,477     5,333     20,871     18,919  
Net income $   15,940  $  14,713  $   52,047  $  58,896  
        
Attributable to:       
Equity holders of the Company $   12,107  $  12,194  $   39,724  $  46,994  
Non-controlling interests    3,833     2,519     12,323     11,902  
  $   15,940  $  14,713  $   52,047  $  58,896  
        
Earnings per share attributable to the equity holders of the Company     
Basic earnings per share $   0.07  $  0.07  $   0.24  $  0.28  
Diluted earnings per share $   0.07  $  0.07  $   0.23  $  0.27  
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding - Basic    169,705,269   167,374,757     168,483,412   167,848,117  
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding - Diluted   170,645,002   171,756,605     170,386,993   171,405,904  
        


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
(Unaudited - Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)


 Three Months Ended March 31,
  Year Ended March 31,
  
  2019  2018   2019  2018  
Cash provided by      
Operating activities      
Net income$   15,940  $  14,713  $   52,047  $  58,896  
Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:      
Finance costs   168     120     631     449  
Depreciation, amortization and depletion   4,942     5,266     21,250     19,442  
Share of (income) loss in associate   118     189     330     700  
Dilution gain on investment in associate   -     -     -     (822) 
Reclassification of other comprehensive loss upon ownership     
dilution of investment in associate   -     -     -     18  
Gain on disposal of NSR   -     -     -     (4,320) 
Impairment reversal of investment in associate   (1,899)   (4,714)    (1,899)   (4,714) 
Impairment reversal of mineral rights and properties   (7,279)   -     (7,279)   -  
Income tax expense   3,476     5,333     20,871     18,919  
Finance income   (874)   (793)    (3,476)   (2,839) 
Loss on disposal of plant and equipment   13     5     401     329  
Share-based compensation   479     422     1,896     1,566  
Reclamation    (2,455)   (158)    (2,788)   (194) 
Income taxes paid   (5,745)   (10,096)    (18,225)   (19,743) 
Interest received   874     793     3,476     2,839  
Interest paid   (48)   -     (144)   -  
Changes in non-cash operating working capital    (1,700)   (8,223)    659     (2,625) 
Net cash provided by operating activities   6,010     2,857     67,750     67,901  
       
Investing activities      
Mineral rights and properties      
Capital expenditures   (8,639)   (4,310)    (28,049)   (20,948) 
Plant and equipment      
Additions   (1,934)   (1,697)    (6,258)   (6,152) 
Proceeds on disposals   2     14     31     33  
Other investments      
Acquisition   (1,018)   -     (1,018)   -  
Investment in associate   (107)   -     (107)   (23,861) 
Net redemption (purchases) of short-term investments   10,574     (9,458)    5,969     (30,803) 
Net cash provided by  (used in) investing activities   (1,122)   (15,451)    (29,432)   (81,731) 
       
Financing activities      
Related parties      
Payments made   (2,989)   -     (2,989)   -  
Bank loan      
Proceeds   -     -     4,527     -  
Non-controlling interests      
Distribution   (3,333)   (2,894)    (13,259)   (7,785) 
Acquisition   -     -     (1,121)   -  
Cash dividends distributed   -     -     (4,208)   (3,362) 
Proceeds from issuance of common shares   209     208     1,852     550  
Common shares repurchased as part of normal course issuer bid   -     (2,398)    -     (4,177) 
Net cash used in financing activities   (6,113)   (5,084)    (15,198)   (14,774) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   528     603     (4,878)   4,800  
       
Increase in cash and cash equivalents   (697)   (17,075)    18,242     (23,804) 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period 68,138   66,274   49,199   73,003  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period$   67,441  $  49,199  $   67,441  $  49,199  
       


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)


    Year ended March 31, 2019
 
   Ying Mining District1 GC2  Total  
       
Production Data    
  Mine Data     
   Ore Mined (tonne)   622,576    284,218    906,794   
   Ore Milled (tonne)   619,851    288,995    908,846   
       
  +  Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   88.19    46.04    74.98   
  Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   63.39    37.73    55.35   
  Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   24.80    8.31    19.63   
       
  +  Unit shipping costs($)   4.22    -    2.88   
       
  +  Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   12.58    17.01    13.99   
  Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   10.43    14.39    11.69   
  Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   2.15    2.62    2.30   
       
  +  Average Production Cost     
  Silver ($ per ounce)   5.89    5.93    6.10   
  Gold ($ per ounce)   473    -    503   
  Lead ($ per pound)   0.45    0.60    0.48   
  Zinc ($ per pound)   0.43    0.56    0.44   
  Other ($ per pound)   0.44    0.03    0.08   
       
  +  Total production cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   (0.42)  (7.95)  (1.16) 
  +  Total cash cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   (3.35)  (12.97)  (4.29) 
       
  +  All-in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   2.60    (6.28)  3.52   
  +  All-in cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   4.30    (5.49)  5.22   
       
   Recovery Rates     
  Silver  (%)   95.8    78.4    93.8   
  Lead  (%)   95.7    90.4    94.9   
  Zinc (%)   54.1    84.9    72.8   
       
   Head Grades     
  Silver (gram/tonne)   311    86    240   
  Lead  (%)   4.4    1.5    3.5   
  Zinc (%)   0.9    3.0    1.6   
       
  Concentrate in stock     
   Lead concentrate (tonne)   3,150    98    3,248   
   Zinc concentrate (tonne)   250    118    368   
       
  Sales Data     
 Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of ounces)   5,764    626    6,390   
   Gold (in thousands of ounces)   3.5    -    3.5   
   Lead (in thousands of pounds)   56,138    8,650    64,788   
   Zinc (in thousands of pounds)   6,626    16,090    22,716   
       
 Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of $)   74,702    5,952    80,654   
   Gold (in thousands of $)   3,642    -    3,642   
   Lead (in thousands of $)   55,739    8,372    64,111   
   Zinc (in thousands of $)   6,305    14,349    20,654   
   Other (in thousands of $)   1,095    363    1,458   
     141,483    29,036    170,519   
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges     
   Silver ($ per ounce)   12.96    9.51    12.62   
   Gold ($ per ounce)   1,041    -    1,041   
   Lead ($ per pound)   0.99    0.97    0.99   
   Zinc ($ per pound)   0.95    0.89    0.91   
       
 1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG,LM, BCG and HZG.    
 2 GC Silver recovery rate consists of 53.19% from lead concentrates and 25.18% from zinc concentrates.    
 2 GC Silver sold in zinc concentrates is subjected to higher smelter and refining charges which lowers the net silver selling price.  
       


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)


   Year ended March 31, 2018 
   Ying Mining District1 GC2 Total 
       
Production Data    
 Mine Data    
  Ore Mined (tonne)   614,141   245,783   859,924  
  Ore Milled (tonne)  618,732   244,338   863,070  
       
 +Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)  84.59   45.73   73.48  
  Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   61.46   37.48   54.60  
  Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)  23.13   8.25   18.88  
       
 +Unit shipping costs($)  4.01   -   2.87  
       
 +Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   11.71   19.17   13.82  
  Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   9.49   15.72   11.25  
  Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)  2.22   3.45   2.57  
       
 +Average Production Cost    
    Silver ($ per ounce)   5.93   6.52   6.21  
    Gold ($ per ounce)  443   -    475  
    Lead ($ per pound)  0.43   0.61   0.46  
    Zinc ($ per pound)  0.48   0.66   0.50  
    Other ($ per pound)  0.41   0.01   0.02  
       
 +Total production cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)  (1.07)  (7.41)  (1.70) 
 +Total cash cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)  (3.88)  (12.37)  (4.73) 
       
 +All-in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)  2.04   (3.69)  3.27  
 +All-in cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)  2.72   (2.88)  4.01  
       
  Recovery Rates    
    Silver  (%)   95.7   76.2   93.5  
    Lead  (%)  96.3   85.4   95.1  
    Zinc (%)  52.3   81.8   68.7  
       
  Head Grades    
    Silver (gram/tonne)  305   98   246  
    Lead  (%)  4.4   1.5   3.6  
    Zinc (%)  0.9   2.8   1.4  
       
 Concentrate in stock     
  Lead concentrate (tonne)   4,050   20   4,070  
  Zinc concentrate (tonne)  350   20   370  
       
 Sales Data     
 Metal Sales    
  Silver (in thousands of ounces)  5,437   603   6,040  
  Gold (in thousands of ounces)  3.1   -   3.1  
  Lead (in thousands of pounds)  55,180   6,754   61,934  
  Zinc (in thousands of pounds)  6,136   13,433   19,569  
  Other (in thousands of pound)  524   16,276   16,800  
       
 Metal Sales     
  Silver (in thousands of $)   75,891   6,463   82,354  
  Gold (in thousands of $)    3,232   -   3,232  
  Lead (in thousands of $)   55,488   6,763   62,251  
  Zinc (in thousands of $)   7,000   14,462   21,462  
  Other (in thousands of $)   502   238   740  
     142,113   27,926   170,039  
 Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges    
  Silver ($ per ounce)    13.96   10.72   13.63  
  Gold ($ per ounce)   1,043   -   1,043  
  Lead ($ per pound)   1.01   1.00   1.01  
  Zinc ($ per pound)   1.14   1.08   1.10  
       
 1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG,LM, BCG and HZG.    
 2 GC Silver recovery rate consists of 55.2% from lead concentrates and 21.0% from zinc concentrates.   
 2 GC Silver sold in zinc concentrates is subjected to higher smelter and refining charges which lower the net silver selling price. 


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)


    Three months ended March 31, 2019  
   Ying Mining District1 GC2  Total  
       
Production Data    
  Mine Data     
   Ore Mined (tonne)   111,032    50,368    161,400   
   Ore Milled (tonne)   107,039    52,865    159,904   
       
 + Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   93.86    50.13    80.22   
   Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   65.24    40.58    57.55   
   Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   28.62    9.55    22.67   
       
 + Unit shipping costs($)   3.97    -    2.72   
       
 + Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   15.55    21.70    17.58   
   Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   12.57    18.52    14.53   
   Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   2.98    3.18    3.05   
       
 + Average Production Cost     
  Silver ($ per ounce)   6.13    6.08    6.41   
  Gold ($ per ounce)   501    -    546   
  Lead ($ per pound)   0.42    0.59    0.45   
  Zinc ($ per pound)   0.38    0.47    0.38   
  Other ($ per pound)   0.42    0.06    0.11   
       
 + Total production cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   0.27    (5.30)  (0.47) 
 + Total cash cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   (3.02)  (10.23)  (3.97) 
       
  +  All-in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   3.28    (4.97)  4.49   
  +  All-in cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   8.39    (4.45)  9.09   
       
   Recovery Rates     
  Silver  (%)   95.5    81.3    93.6   
  Lead  (%)   96.1    91.5    95.3   
  Zinc (%)   63.7    85.7    77.7   
       
   Head Grades     
  Silver (gram/tonne)   324    101    250   
  Lead  (%)   4.5    1.8    3.6   
  Zinc (%)   0.9    3.3    1.7   
       
  Concentrate in stock     
   Lead concentrate (tonne)   3,150    98    3,248   
   Zinc concentrate (tonne)   250    118    368   
       
  Sales Data     
   Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of ounces)   1,141    173    1,314   
   Gold (in thousands of ounces)   0.7    -    0.7   
   Lead (in thousands of pounds)   10,310    2,360    12,670   
   Zinc (in thousands of pounds)   2,464    4,874    7,338   
       
   Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of $)   15,137    1,595    16,732   
   Gold (in thousands of $)   759    -    759   
   Lead (in thousands of $)   9,318    2,102    11,420   
   Zinc (in thousands of $)   2,028    3,501    5,529   
   Other (in thousands of $)   344    168    512   
     27,586    7,366    34,952   
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges     
   Silver ($ per ounce)   13.27    9.22    12.73   
   Gold ($ per ounce)   1,084    -    1,084   
   Lead ($ per pound)   0.90    0.89    0.90   
   Zinc ($ per pound)   0.82    0.72    0.75   
       
 1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG,LM, BCG and HZG.    
 2 GC Silver recovery rate consists of 56.37% from lead concentrates and 24.92% from zinc concentrates.    
 2 GC Silver sold in zinc concentrates is subjected to higher smelter and refining charges which lowers the net silver selling price.  
       


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining


    Three months ended March 31, 2018 
 
   Ying Mining
District
1
 GC2  Total  
       
Production Data    
  Mine Data     
   Ore Mined (tonne)   113,820   29,442   143,262  
   Ore Milled (tonne)   112,285   26,252   138,537  
       
  +  Mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   92.81   57.47   85.55  
   Cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   65.88   45.92   61.78  
   Non cash mining cost per tonne of ore mined ($)   26.93   11.55   23.77  
       
  +  Unit shipping costs($)   4.37   -   3.46  
       
  +  Milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   15.80   33.41   19.14  
   Cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   12.59   25.07   14.96  
   Non cash milling cost per tonne of ore milled ($)   3.21   8.34   4.18  
       
  +  Average Production Cost     
    Silver ($ per ounce)   6.56   7.92   6.79  
    Gold ($ per ounce)   509   -    532  
    Lead ($ per pound)   0.49   0.81   0.52  
    Zinc ($ per pound)   0.57   0.89   0.61  
    Other ($ per pound)   0.03   -   -  
       
  +  Total production cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   (0.04)  (5.73)  (0.30) 
  +  Total cash cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   (3.41)  (13.95)  (3.89) 
       
  +  All-in sustaining cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   1.39   (4.57)  3.04  
  +  All-in cost per ounce of Silver, net of by-product credits ($)   2.81   2.62   4.91  
       
   Recovery Rates     
    Silver  (%)   95.9   76.3   94.6  
    Lead  (%)   96.5   87.5   95.9  
    Zinc (%)   54.5   85.7   67.6  
       
   Head Grades     
    Silver (gram/tonne)   309   96   269  
    Lead  (%)   4.3   1.3   3.8  
    Zinc (%)   1.0   2.9   1.3  
       
  Concentrate in stock     
   Lead concentrate (tonne)   4,050   20   4,070  
   Zinc concentrate (tonne)   350   20   370  
       
  Sales Data     
   Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of ounces)   1,319   63   1,382  
   Gold (in thousands of ounces)   0.7   -   0.7  
   Lead (in thousands of pounds)   12,649   688   13,337  
   Zinc (in thousands of pounds)   1,106   1,479   2,585  
       
   Metal Sales     
   Silver (in thousands of $)   19,041   728   19,769  
   Gold (in thousands of $)   784   -   784  
   Lead (in thousands of $)   13,760   815   14,575  
   Zinc (in thousands of $)   1,396   1,914   3,310  
   Other (in thousands of $)   7   4   11  
     34,988   3,461   38,449  
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value Added Tax and Smelter Charges     
   Silver ($ per ounce)   14.44   11.56   14.30  
   Gold ($ per ounce)   1,120   -   1,120  
   Lead ($ per pound)   1.09   1.18   1.09  
   Zinc ($ per pound)   1.26   1.29   1.28  
       
 1 Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX, TLP, HPG,LM, BCG and HZG.    
 2 GC Silver recovery rate consists of 53.1% from lead concentrates and 23.2% from zinc concentrates.    
 2 GC Silver sold in zinc concentrates is subjected to higher smelter and refining charges which lowers the net silver selling price.  
       



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