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 September 30, 2020

OR

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

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                      TO

Commission File Number 001-36908

 

PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Nevada

98-0138393

( State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

665 Anderson Street

Winnemucca, NV

89445

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (775) 625-3600

 

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, or a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company”, and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

  

Small 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  

The number of shares of registrant’s Common Stock outstanding, $0.01 par value per share, as of November 4, 2020 was 34,287,689.

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value Per Share

 

PZG

 

NYSE American

 

 

 

 

 


Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

 

Page

PART I

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

 

2

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 (Unaudited)

 

2

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three -Months Ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019 (Unaudited)

 

3

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 and Year ended June 30, 2020 (Unaudited)

 

4

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows for the Three-months Ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019 (Unaudited)

 

5

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

6

Item 2.

 

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

 

13

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

18

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

19

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

19

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

Signatures

 

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

As at September 30,

 

 

As at June 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2020

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

4,491,478

 

 

$

5,434,081

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

 

721,941

 

 

 

442,596

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

5,213,419

 

 

 

5,876,677

 

Non-Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mineral properties (Note 7)

 

 

47,333,313

 

 

 

47,333,313

 

Reclamation bond (Note 8)

 

 

633,060

 

 

 

695,041

 

Property and equipment

 

 

7,837

 

 

 

8,467

 

Total Non-Current Assets

 

 

47,974,210

 

 

 

48,036,821

 

Total Assets

 

$

53,187,629

 

 

$

53,913,498

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

$

508,359

 

 

$

925,260

 

Reclamation and environmental obligation, current portion (Note 8)

 

 

91,026

 

 

 

154,231

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

599,385

 

 

 

1,079,491

 

Non-Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible debt (Note 6)

 

 

5,081,546

 

 

 

5,256,228

 

Promissory note

 

 

35,628

 

 

 

35,628

 

Reclamation and environmental obligation, non-current portion (Note 8)

 

 

475,949

 

 

 

460,939

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

6,192,508

 

 

 

6,832,286

 

Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01, 50,000,000 authorized shares, 33,937,080 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and 32,958,404 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020

 

 

339,371

 

 

 

329,584

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

102,117,587

 

 

 

100,881,957

 

Deficit

 

 

(55,461,837

)

 

 

(54,130,329

)

Total Stockholders' Equity

 

 

46,995,121

 

 

 

47,081,212

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

 

$

53,187,629

 

 

$

53,913,498

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

Subsequent Events: Note 12

 

 

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PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the

Three-Month

Period Ended September 30, 2020

 

 

For the

Three-Month

Period Ended

September 30, 2019

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (Note 9)

 

$

68,948

 

 

$

31,359

 

Total Revenue

 

 

68,948

 

 

 

31,359

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploration

 

 

636,027

 

 

 

458,572

 

Land holding costs

 

 

131,183

 

 

 

137,577

 

Professional fees

 

 

44,452

 

 

 

23,636

 

Salaries and benefits

 

 

255,941

 

 

 

207,767

 

Directors compensation

 

 

30,942

 

 

 

24,587

 

General and administrative

 

 

114,123

 

 

 

112,124

 

Insurance

 

 

49,687

 

 

 

35,226

 

Depreciation

 

 

630

 

 

 

464

 

Accretion (Note 8)

 

 

15,010

 

 

 

23,647

 

Total Expenses

 

 

1,277,995

 

 

 

1,023,600

 

Net Loss before Other Expense

 

 

1,209,047

 

 

 

992,241

 

Other Expense (Income)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

 

(1,224

)

 

 

(6,797

)

Interest and service charges

 

 

123,685

 

 

 

21,055

 

Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss

 

$

1,331,508

 

 

$

1,006,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per Common Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.04

 

Diluted

 

$

0.04

 

 

$

0.04

 

Weighted Average Number of Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares Used in Per Share Calculations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

33,722,635

 

 

 

27,080,271

 

Diluted

 

 

33,722,635

 

 

 

27,080,271

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

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PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

 

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

for the Three-Month Period Ended September 30, 2020 and Year ended June 30, 2020

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Shares (#)

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Additional

Paid-In Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

Total Stockholders'

Equity

 

Balance at June 30, 2019

 

 

26,519,954

 

 

$

265,200

 

 

$

94,764,730

 

 

$

(47,700,188

)

 

$

47,329,742

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

203,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

203,192

 

Capital issued for services

 

 

1,096,791

 

 

 

10,968

 

 

 

965,176

 

 

 

 

 

 

976,144

 

Capital issued for payment of interest

 

 

161,217

 

 

 

1,612

 

 

 

117,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

119,309

 

Capital issued for financing

 

 

5,180,442

 

 

 

51,804

 

 

 

4,831,162

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,882,966

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,430,141

)

 

 

(6,430,141

)

Balance at June 30, 2020

 

 

32,958,404

 

 

$

329,584

 

 

$

100,881,957

 

 

$

(54,130,329

)

 

$

47,081,212

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

77,424

 

Capital issued for payment of interest

 

 

183,395

 

 

 

1,834

 

 

 

203,579

 

 

 

 

 

 

205,413

 

Capital issued for financing

 

 

595,281

 

 

 

5,953

 

 

 

764,561

 

 

 

 

 

 

770,514

 

Capital issued on conversion of debt

 

 

200,000

 

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

190,066

 

 

 

 

 

 

192,066

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,331,508

)

 

 

(1,331,508

)

Balance at September 30, 2020

 

 

33,937,080

 

 

$

339,371

 

 

$

102,117,587

 

 

$

(55,461,837

)

 

$

46,995,121

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

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PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For the

Three-Month

Period Ended September 30, 2020

 

 

For the

Three-Month

Period Ended

September 30, 2019

 

Net Loss

 

$

(1,331,508

)

 

$

(1,006,499

)

Adjustment for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

630

 

 

 

464

 

Share based payments

 

 

 

 

 

976,144

 

Stock based compensation

 

 

77,424

 

 

 

28,310

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

17,384

 

 

 

2,645

 

Interest expense

 

 

100,674

 

 

 

15,758

 

Accretion expense (Note 8)

 

 

15,010

 

 

 

23,647

 

Interest earned on reclamation bond

 

 

(1,224

)

 

 

(6,790

)

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses

 

 

(279,345

)

 

 

(1,299,992

)

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable

 

 

(312,162

)

 

 

(211,597

)

Cash used in operating activities

 

 

(1,713,117

)

 

 

(1,477,910

)

Cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital issued for financing (Note 5)

 

 

770,514

 

 

 

 

Convertible debt issued (Note 6)

 

 

 

 

 

5,201,807

 

Cash provided by financing activities

 

 

770,514

 

 

 

5,201,807

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in cash during period

 

 

(942,603

)

 

 

3,723,897

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

5,434,081

 

 

 

463,690

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

4,491,478

 

 

$

4,187,587

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

Non-Cash Transactions: Note 4

 

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PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

For the Three-Month Periods Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1. Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (the “Company” or “Paramount”), incorporated under Chapter 78 of Nevada Revised Statutes, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of  precious metal properties. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include New Sleeper Gold LLC, Sleeper Mining Company, LLC, and Calico Resources USA Corp (“Calico”).   The Company is in the process of exploring its mineral properties in Nevada and Oregon, United States. The Company’s activities are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the risk of failing to secure additional funding to advance its projects and the risks of determining whether these properties contain reserves that are economically recoverable.  The Company’s shares of common stock trade on the NYSE American LLC under the symbol “PZG”.

Basis of Presentation and Preparation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements are prepared by management in accordance with accounting principles for interim financial information and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the disclosures required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all the normal and recurring adjustments necessary to fairly present the interim financial information set forth herein have been included.  

 

The Company faces various risks related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.   The Company cannot at this time predict the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it could have a material adverse effect on the business, financial position, results of operations and/or cash flows.  The results of operations for the interim period ending September 30, 2020 is not necessarily indicative of the operating results expected for the year ended June 30, 2021 or for any future period.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis of accounting, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”), are presented in US dollars and follow the same accounting policies and methods of their application as the most recent annual financial statements.   The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries.  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation.  The condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related footnotes for the year ended June 30, 2020.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

Please see Note 1- Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies contained in the 2020 10-K.

 

 

 

 

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Note 2. Recent Accounting Guidance

 

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses.  The changes will be effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.  Among other things, these amendments require the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. The Company adoption of this guidance on July 1, 2020 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows and related disclosures.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement.  These changes will be effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.  The amendments on changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented in the initial fiscal year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. Early adoption is permitted.  The Company adoption of this guidance on July 1, 2020 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows and related disclosures.

 

 

 

Note 3. Fair Value Measurements

Fair value accounting establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value.  The fair value hierarchy consists of three broad levels, which gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3).

The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:

Level 1

Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.

Level 2

Quoted prices in markets that are not active, or inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability; and

Level 3

Prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable (supported by little or no market activity).

The fair value of financial assets and liabilities carried at book value by level within the fair value hierarchy in the Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets at September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are presented in the following table:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value at September 30, 2020

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

Total

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

 

Total

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

4,491,478

 

 

 

4,491,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

5,434,081

 

 

The Company’s cash and cash equivalents are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy due to their short-term nature.  Convertible debt is classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, carried at book value.

 

 

Note 4. Non-Cash Transactions

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company issued 183,395 shares of Common Stock for payment of interest accrued and owing at June 30, 2020 on its outstanding 2019 Convertible Notes.  Additionally, 200,000 shares of Common Stock were issued upon the conversion of 200 of its outstanding 2019 Convertible Notes.

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 1,096,791 shares to Ausenco Engineering USA South Inc. (“Ausenco”) in exchange for services valued at $976,144 to complete a feasibility study at its Grassy Mountain Project.  The shares are being held in escrow until Ausenco delivers a final feasibility study report to the Company.  

 

 

 

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Note 5. Capital Stock

Authorized Capital

Authorized capital stock consists of 50,000,000 common shares with par value of $0.01 per common share (June 30, 2020 – 50,000,000 common shares with par value $0.01 per common share). 

 

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company issued 595,281 shares at an approximate average price of $1.3344 for gross proceeds of $794,345.  Share issuance costs including commissions were $23,830 for net proceeds of $770,514.  The Company also issued 183,395 shares for payment of interest accrued and owing at June 30, 2020 (Note 6). The Company also issued 200,000 shares upon the conversion of 200 of the 2019 Senior Secured Convertible Notes (Note 6).

 

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued 1,096,791 shares at a value of $0.89 per share to Ausenco in exchange for services to complete a feasibility study at its Grassy Mountain Project (Note 4).  

             

At September 30, 2020 there were 33,937,080 common shares issued and outstanding (June 30, 2020 – 32,958,404 common shares).

Warrants

A summary of warrants exercisable into common stock activity as of September 30, 2020, and changes during the three-month period ended is presented below:

 

 

 

Warrants

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

 

Weighted-

Average Remaining

Contractual Term (Years)

 

 

Aggregate

Intrinsic Value

($)

 

Outstanding at July 1, 2020

 

 

1,200,000

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

Issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expired

 

 

(1,200,000

)

 

 

1.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at September 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Stock Options and Stock Based Compensation

Paramount’s 2015 and 2016 Stock Incentive and Compensation Plans, which are stockholder-approved, permits the grant of stock options and stock to its employees for up to 2.169 million shares of common stock.  Option awards are generally granted with an exercise price equal to the market price of Paramount’s stock at the date of grant and have contractual lives of 5 years.  To better align the interests of its key executives and employees with those of its stockholders, a significant portion of those stock option awards will vest contingent upon meeting certain stock price appreciation performance goals or other performance conditions. Option and stock awards provide for accelerated vesting if there is a change in control (as defined in the employee stock option plan).

 

During the three-month period ending September 30, 2020, the Company granted  55,000 stock options to senior management, with a strike price of $1.00. Each option carries a 5 year term.  Options received by senior management will vest and become exercisable on achieving the following performance conditions: 1) one-half upon the completion of the Grassy Mountain Project feasibility study and 2) one-half on the issuance of mining permits for the Grassy Mountain Project by the State of Oregon.  

 

The fair value for these options was calculated using the Black-Scholes option valuations method.  The weighted average assumptions used for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Weighted average risk-free interest rate

 

 

0.22

%

 

 

1.60

%

Weighted-average volatility

 

 

63

%

 

 

61

%

Expected dividends

 

$

0.00

 

 

$

0.00

 

Weighted average expected term (years)

 

 

5.00

 

 

 

5.00

 

Weighted average fair value

 

$

0.64

 

 

$

0.39

 

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A summary of option activity under the Stock Incentive and Compensation Plan as of September 30, 2020, and changes during the three-month period ended are presented below:

 

Options

 

Options

 

 

Weighted

Average

Exercise Price

 

 

Weighted-

Average Remaining

Contractual Term (Years)

 

 

Aggregate

Intrinsic Value

 

Outstanding at July 1, 2020

 

 

1,243,995

 

 

$

1.20

 

 

 

3.63

 

 

$

165,600

 

Granted

 

 

55,000

 

 

 

1.23

 

 

 

4.80

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited or expired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at September 30, 2020

 

 

1,298,995

 

 

$

1.20

 

 

 

3.44

 

 

$

96,600

 

Exercisable at September 30, 2020

 

 

300,003

 

 

$

1.39

 

 

 

2.46

 

 

$

 

 

A summary of the status of Paramount’s non-vested options as at July 1, 2020 and changes during the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 is presented below:

 

Non-vested Options

 

Options

 

 

Weighted-

Average Grant-

Date Fair Value

 

Non-vested at July 1, 2020

 

 

943,992

 

 

$

0.51

 

Granted

 

 

55,000

 

 

 

0.64

 

Vested

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-vested at September 30, 2020

 

 

998,992

 

 

$

0.52

 

 

As of September 30, 2020, there was $110,376 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements granted under the employee share option plan. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 1.03 years. The total fair value of stock based compensation arrangements vested during the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, was $nil and $28,310, respectively.

 

 

Note 6. Convertible Debt

 

 

 

Debt

 

 

 

September 30, 2020

 

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

Non-Current

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

Non-Current

 

2019 Secured Convertible Notes

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

5,277,690

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

5,477,690

 

Less: unamortized discount and issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(196,144

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(221,462

)

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

5,081,546

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

5,256,228

 

 

In September 2019, the Company completed a private offering of 5,478 Senior Secured Convertible Notes (“2019 Convertible Notes”) at $975 per $1,000 face amount due in 2023.  Each 2019 Convertible Note will bear an interest rate of 7.5% per annum, payable semi-annually.  The principal amount of the 2019 Convertible Notes will be convertible at a price of $1.00 per share of Paramount common stock.  Unamortized discount and issuance costs of $275,883 will be amortized as an additional interest expense over the four year term of the 2019 Convertible Notes.  During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company amortized $17,384 (2019- $2,645) of discount and issuance costs.  At any point after the second anniversary of the issuance of the convertible notes, Paramount may force conversion if the share price of its common stock remains above $1.75 for 20 consecutive trading days. The convertible notes are secured by a lien on all assets of the Company and the Company is required to maintain a working capital balance of $250,000.  

 

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During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, 200 of the 2019 Convertible Notes outstanding were converted into 200,000 shares of common stock of the Company (Note 5) and $7,934 of unamortized discount and issuance costs were debited to additional paid in capital to reflect the issued common stock.

 

Note 7. Mineral Properties

The Company has capitalized acquisition costs on mineral properties as follows:

 

 

 

September 30, 2020

 

 

June 30, 2020

 

Sleeper

 

$

24,147,585

 

 

$

24,147,585

 

Grassy Mountain

 

 

23,185,728

 

 

 

23,185,728

 

 

 

$

47,333,313

 

 

$

47,333,313

 

 

Sleeper:

Sleeper is located in Humboldt County, Nevada, approximately 26 miles northwest of the town of Winnemucca.  The Sleeper Gold Mine consists of 2,322 unpatented mining claims totaling approximately 38,300 acres.

Grassy Mountain:

The Grassy Mountain Project is located in Malheur County, Oregon, approximately 22 miles south of Vale, Oregon, and roughly 70 miles west of Boise, Idaho. It consists of 442 unpatented lode claims, 3 patented lode claims, and various leased fee land surface and surface/mineral rights, all totaling approximately 9,300 acres.

 

 

Note 8. Reclamation and Environmental:

The Company holds an insurance policy which is in effect until 2033 related to its Sleeper Gold Project.  The policy covers reclamation costs up to an aggregate of $25 million in the event the Company’s bond is insufficient to cover any mandated reclamation obligations.

As a part of its insurance policy, the Company has funds in a commutation account and reclamation bonds which are used to reimburse reclamation costs and indemnity claims.  The balance of the commutation account and reclamation bonds at September 30, 2020 is $633,060 (June 30, 2020- $695,041).

Reclamation and environmental costs are based principally on legal requirements.  Management estimates costs associated with reclamation of mineral properties and properties under mine closure.  On an ongoing basis the Company evaluates its estimates and assumptions, however, actual amounts could differ from those based on estimates and assumptions.  

The asset retirement obligation at the Sleeper Gold Project has been measured using the following variables: 1) Expected costs for earthwork, re-vegetation, in-pit water treatment, on-going monitoring, labor and management, 2) Inflation adjustment, and 3) Market risk premium.  The sum of the expected costs by year is discounted using the Company’s credit adjusted risk free interest rate from the time it expects to pay the retirement obligation to the time it incurs the obligation.  The reclamation and environmental obligation recorded on the balance sheet is equal to the present value of the estimated costs.

The current undiscounted estimate of the reclamation costs for existing disturbances at the Sleeper Gold Project is $4,010,403 as required by the U.S Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. Assumptions used to compute the asset retirement obligations as at September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 for the Sleeper Gold Project included a credit adjusted risk free rate and inflation rate of 9.76% (June 30, 2020– 9.76%) and 1.6% (June 30, 2020 – 1.6%), respectively. Expenses are expected to be incurred between the years 2019 and 2056.

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Changes to the Company’s asset retirement obligations for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 and the year ended June 30, 2020 are as follows:

 

 

 

Three-Month

Period Ended September 30, 2020

 

 

Year Ended June 30, 2020

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

615,170

 

 

$

965,677

 

Accretion expense

 

 

15,010

 

 

 

94,591

 

Payments

 

 

(63,205

)

 

 

(723,279

)

Change in estimate of existing obligation

 

 

 

 

 

278,181

 

Balance at end of period

 

$

566,975

 

 

$

615,170

 

 

The balance of the asset retirement obligation of $566,975 at September 30, 2020 (June 30, 2020 -$615,170 ) is comprised of a current portion of $91,026 (June 30, 2020 -$154,231 ) and a non-current portion of $475,949 (June 30, 2020 -$460,939). The Company recorded an accretion expense for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 of $15,010 (September 30, 2019 - $23,647)

 

 

Note 9. Other Income

The Company’s other income details for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:

 

 

 

Three-Month Period

 

 

Three-Month Period

 

 

 

Ended September 30, 2020

 

 

Ended September 30, 2019

 

Re-imbursement of reclamation costs

 

$

63,205

 

 

$

25,728

 

Leasing of water rights to third party

 

 

5,743

 

 

 

5,631

 

Total

 

$

68,948

 

 

$

31,359

 

 

 

 

 

Note 10. Segmented Information:

 

Segmented information has been compiled based on the material mineral properties in which the Company performs exploration activities.

 

Expenses and mineral property carrying values by material project for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020:

 

 

 

Exploration

Expenses

 

 

Land Holding

Costs

 

 

Mineral Properties

As at September 30, 2020

 

Sleeper Gold Project

 

$

283,263

 

 

$

106,904

 

 

$

24,147,585

 

Grassy Mountain Project

 

 

352,764

 

 

 

24,279

 

 

 

23,185,728

 

 

 

$

636,027

 

 

$

131,183

 

 

$

47,333,313

 

 

 

Expenses for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019 and mineral property carrying values as at June 30, 2020 by material project:

 

 

 

Exploration

Expenses

 

 

Land Holding

Costs

 

 

Mineral Properties

As at June 30,

2020

 

Sleeper Gold Project

 

$

108,197

 

 

$

102,799

 

 

$

24,147,585

 

Grassy Mountain Project

 

 

350,375

 

 

 

34,778

 

 

 

23,185,728

 

 

 

$

458,572

 

 

$

137,577

 

 

$

47,333,313

 

 

 

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Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies:

 

Lease Commitments

 

The Company has an office premise lease that expires on June 30, 2021.  The aggregate minimum rentals payable for these operating leases are as follows:

 

Year

 

Total Amount

 

2021

 

$

5,288

 

 

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, $16,474 was recognized as rent expense in the statement of operations and comprehensive loss/income.

 

 

 

Other Commitments

 

Paramount has an agreement to acquire 44 mining claims (“Cryla Claims”) covering 589 acres located immediately to the west of the proposed Grassy Mountain site from Cryla LLC.  Paramount is obligated to make annual lease payments of $40,000 per year for the first two years of the lease term commencing in 2018 and $60,000 per year thereafter with an option to purchase the Cryla Claims for $560,000 at any time.  The term of the agreement is 25 years.  In the event Paramount exercises its option to acquire the Cryla Claims, all annual payments shall be credited against a production royalty that will be based on a prevailing price of the metals produced from the Cryla Claims.  The royalty rate ranges between 2% and 4% based on the daily price of gold. The agreement with Cryla can be terminated by Paramount at any time. All lease payments under the agreement are up-to-date and no other payments were made during the three-month period ending September 30, 2020.  The Cryla Claims are without known mineral reserves and there is no current exploratory work being performed.

 

Paramount has an agreement with Nevada Select Royalty (“Nevada Select”) to purchase 100% of the Frost Project, which consists of 40 mining claims located approximately 12 miles west of its Grassy Mountain Project.  A total consideration of $250,000 payable to Nevada Select will be based on certain events over time.  Nevada Select will retain a 2% NSR on the Frost Claims and Paramount has the right to reduce the NSR to 1% for a payment of $1 million.  All required payments under the agreement are up-to-date as of September 30, 2020.  The Frost Claims are without known mineral reserves.

 

 

 

 

Note 12 Subsequent Events

 

Subsequent to the period-ended September 30, 2020, the Company issued 350,609 shares upon the conversion of 351 outstanding 2019 Convertible Notes.  

 

 


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Form 10-Q”) constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give the Company's current expectations and forecasts of future events. All statements other than statements of current or historical fact contained in this quarterly report, including statements regarding the Company's future financial position, business strategy, budgets, projected costs and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company's current plans, and the Company's actual future activities and results of operations may be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this quarterly report may turn out to be inaccurate. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. The forward-looking statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Factors that could cause or contribute to these differences include those discussed below and elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, and in the risk factors on Form 10-K that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 25, 2020. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein, to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto, or any other change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors

Paramount is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act and this filing and other U.S. reporting requirements are governed by the SEC Industry Guide 7.  Additionally, Paramount is subject to certain reporting requirements under applicable Canadian securities laws with respect to our material mineral properties under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101) We caution investors that certain terms used under Canadian reporting requirements and definitions of NI 43-101 to describe 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.  Therefore, investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of the mineralized material contained at any of our material projects will ever be converted to Industry Guide 7 compliant reserves.

 

Overview

We are a company engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring and developing precious metal projects in the United States of America. Paramount owns advanced stage exploration projects in the states of Nevada and Oregon.  We enhance the value of our projects by implementing exploration and engineering programs that have the goal to expand and upgrade known mineralized material to reserves.  The following discussion updates our outlook and plan of operations for the foreseeable future.  It also analyzes our financial condition and summarizes the results of our operations for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 and compares these results to the results of the prior year three-month period ended September 30, 2019.

 

Operating Highlights:

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company announced that the Oregon Water Resource Department (“OWRD”) had reviewed and approved the plans and specifications for the tailings dam proposed for the Grassy Mountain mine and stated that from a safety perspective the plans are construction ready.  The OWRD reviewed the data within the Consolidated Permit Application which Paramount submitted in November 2019 and which included all tailings design drawings, safety analysis, field data collected and laboratory testing. The OWRD and its engineering team are required to review and evaluate the data and design, classify the hazard level (high, significant, or low hazard rating) and evaluate readiness for construction from a dam safety perspective.  Considering the project’s remote geographic location, low population density, arid nature with no rivers or permanent streams in close proximity, seismic analysis and all other data compiled, OWRD has rated the dam as low hazard, its lowest risk level. The approval for construction is valid for 5 years with extensions possible on request.

 

In September 2020, we press released the results of a Canadian NI 43-101 Feasibility Study (“FS”) for our Grassy Mountain Project in Oregon. The FS was completed by a group of industry leading consulting firms led by Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. (“Ausenco”) who managed the overall study and were responsible for processing and infrastructure design and oversaw metallurgical testing; Mine

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Development Associates (“MDA”) who updated the mineral resource estimate and completed the mine planning and reserves estimation; Golder Associates designed the tailings storage facility and EM strategies who oversaw the environmental aspects of the FS.  

 

This mining scenario in the FS results in an average annual production of 47,000 ounces of gold and 55,000 ounces of silver for eight years. The metal prices used for the economic analysis includes $1,472 per ounce of gold sold and $16.96 per ounce of silver sold.  The life of mine average cash operating are estimated to be $583 per gold ounce including silver revenues as credit produced and the total initial capital requirements are estimated to be $97.5 million resulting in a net present value of $105 million using a 5% discount rate.

 

 

Outlook and Plan of Operation:

We believe that investors will gain a better understanding of the Company if they understand how we measure and disclose our results.  As an exploration and development company, we do not generate cash flow from our operations. We recognize the importance of managing our liquidity and capital resources.  We pay close attention to all cash expenses and look for ways to minimize them when possible.  We ensure we have sufficient cash on hand to meet our annual land holding costs as the maintenance of mining claims and leases are essential to preserve the value of our mineral property assets.

As reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020 the Company expects to undertake the following activities:

Grassy Mountain Project:

Paramount expects to receive the Feasibility Study report from Ausenco in its second quarter of the current fiscal year and to focus its efforts on continued state and federal mining permitting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.  As a follow up to submitting the Consolidated Permit Application (“CPA”) in November 2019, Paramount will respond to the State of Oregon’s CPA completeness review (“Review”) received in February 2019.  The Review provided included proposed resolutions and additional information required by the Company and will assist the Company in submitting a revised CPA.  The Company expects the revised CPA to address all the comments and requests for additional information with the objective of submitting a complete revised CPA that allows the State of Oregon to determine whether to issue a state mining permit for the Grassy Mountain Project.  In addition to the State of Oregon permitting activities, Paramount expects to respond to BLM comments it received on its POO.  Once all the comments have been addressed, the BLM will register a Notice in the Federal Register once the application is deemed complete.  The Notice initiates the EIS process under the National Environmental Policy Act.   To complete these activities Paramount will engage specialized mining consulting firms, work with State and Federal contracted thirds parties and work directly with both state and federal permitting agencies.

Sleeper Gold Project:

Paramount is planning to initiate several programs during the upcoming fiscal year that it believes will enhance the value of the Sleeper Gold Project.  The programs planned include:  1) A review of all geological, geochemical and geophysical data for the purposes of generating targets for exploration drilling to locate additional higher-grade mineralization in the close proximity of the original Sleeper pit or in the large mining claim package owned by the Company.; (2) Evaluate the various successful metallurgical tests, previously conducted on the sulfide bearing mineralized material in order to optimize the best economic alternatives and increase the number of gold ounces produced in a proposed mining scenario.  This could include bio or alkaline oxidation in a heap leach scenario, flotation and oxidation and gold recoveries from concentrates.; and (3) Update the resource estimation and preliminary economic assessment with the best alternatives identified for the project.

Frost Project:

The Company will implement an initial reverse circulation drill program to test historical drill results and additional selective targets.

COVID-19 Update

Paramount continues to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to evaluate its business activities and plans.   Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employee and consultants.  We continue to perform the majority of our activities remotely with a limited amount of on-site or in-office attendance only when required.   Video conferencing has replaced in-person participation in conferences, permitting and other corporate activities that typically required corporate travel.

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Comparison of Operating Results for the three-months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

Results of Operations

We did not earn any revenue from mining operations for the three-months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, we continued with activities related to completing a feasibility study on the Grassy Mountain Project and released a summary of results from the comprehensive study in which a complete report is expected in our second quarter.  

Net Loss

 

Our net loss before income taxes for the three-months ended September 30, 2020 was $1,331,508 compared to a net loss before income taxes of $1,006,499 in the previous year. The drivers of the increase in net loss before income taxes of 32% are fully described below.  

 

The Company expects to incur losses for the foreseeable future as we continue with our planned exploration and development programs.

Expenses

Exploration and Land Holding Costs

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, exploration expenses were $636,027 compared to $458,572 in the prior year comparable period.  This represents an increase of 39% or $177,455.  During the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the Company focused its efforts on completing its previously announced feasibility study for the Grassy Mountain project.  Included were expenses related to the Company’s reclamation activities at the Sleeper Project.  Total exploration expenses at the Grassy Mountain Project during the current three-month period were $352,764.  

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, land holding costs were $131,183 compared to $137,577 in the prior year comparable period.  The decrease of land holding costs from the prior year comparable period was due to the expiry of a lease term on non material BLM mining claims owned by a third party. 

Salaries and Benefits

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, salary and benefits increased by 23% or by $48,174 to $255,941 from the prior year’s three-month period ended September 30, 2019.  Salary and benefits is comprised of cash and stock based compensation of the Company’s executive and corporate administration teams.  The increase primarily reflects changes to salary and stock-based compensation incurred during the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 compared to the three-month period ended September 30, 2019.  Included in the salary and benefits expense amount for the three-month period ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 was a non-cash stock-based compensation of $58,929 and $43,409, respectively.

Directors’ Compensation

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, directors’ compensation increased by 26% or by $6,355 from the prior year’s three-month period ended September 30, 2019.  Directors’ compensation consists of cash and stock-based compensation of the Company’s board of directors.  The increase reflects the additional cash compensation recorded in the current quarter compared to the prior year’s comparable period.

 

Professional Fees and General and Administration

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, professional fees were $44,452 compared to $23,636 in the prior year’s comparable period.  This represents an increase of 88% or $20,816.  Advisory fees incurred related to the completion of our feasibility study were the main factors for the increase in these expenses from the prior year comparable period.

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, general and administration expenses increased by 2% to $114,123 from $112,124 in the prior year comparable period.  Although general and administration expenses did not change significantly from the previous year’s comparable period the  Company did incur lower travel related expenses due to the COVID-19 related travel restriction.  The reduction in travel expenses were offset by additional costs to support remote working and the participation in additional industry related virtual investment conferences.

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 Liquidity and Capital Resources

As an exploration and development company, Paramount funds its operations, reclamation activities and discretionary exploration programs with its cash on hand.  At September 30, 2020, we had cash and cash equivalents of $4,491,478 compared to $5,434,081 as at June 30, 2020.  In May 2020, the Company established an $8.0 million “at the market” equity offering with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Canaccord Genuity LLC to proactively increase its financial flexibility.   During the three-months ended September 30, 2020, the Company issued 595,281 shares for net proceeds of $770,514 under the program.

The main uses of cash for the three-month period ending comprised of the following material amounts:

 

Cash used in operating activities which included general and administration expenses, land holding costs, exploration programs at our Grassy Mountain and Sleeper Gold Projects and reclamation activities of $1,713,117

 

We anticipate our operating expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 to be as follows:  

 

 

$1.35 million on corporate administration expenses (expenses include executive management and employee salaries, legal, audit, marketing and other general and administrative expenses)

 

 

$0.85 to $1.1 million on the Sleeper Gold Project (expenses include exploration programs, reclamation costs, employee salary and benefits, and land holding costs)

 

 

 

$2.0 million on the Grassy Mountain Project and Frost Project (expenses include consulting fees, land holding costs and general and administration expenses, environmental impact statement preparation, and costs associated with the State of Oregon permit revised CPA)

Our anticipated expenditures will be funded by our cash on hand and by other capital resources.  Historically, we and other similar exploration and development public companies have accessed capital through equity financing arrangements or by the sale of royalties on its mineral properties.  If, however we are unable to obtain additional capital or financing, our exploration and development activities will be significantly adversely affected.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

Management considers the following policies to be most critical in understanding the judgments that are involved in preparing the Company’s consolidated financial statements and the uncertainties that could impact the results of operations, financial condition and cash flows. Our financial statements are affected by the accounting policies used and the estimates and assumptions made by management during their preparation. Management believes the Company’s critical accounting policies are those related to mineral property acquisition costs, exploration and development cost, stock-based compensation, derivative accounting and foreign currency translation.

Mineral property acquisition costs

The Company capitalizes the cost of acquiring mineral properties and will amortize these costs over the useful life of a property following the commencement of production or expense these costs if it is determined that the mineral property has no future economic value or the properties are sold or abandoned. Costs include cash consideration and the fair market value of shares issued on the acquisition of mineral properties. Properties acquired under option agreements, whereby payments are made at the sole discretion of the Company, are recorded in the accounts of the specific mineral property at the time the payments are made.

The amounts recorded as mineral properties reflect actual costs incurred to acquire the properties and do not indicate any present or future value of economically recoverable reserves.

Exploration expenses

We record exploration expenses as incurred. When we determine that a precious metal resource deposit can be economically and legally extracted or produced based on established proven and probable reserves, further exploration expenses related to such reserves incurred after such a determination will be capitalized. To date, we have not established any proven or probable reserves and will continue to expense exploration expenses as incurred.

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Stock Based Compensation

For stock option grants with market conditions that affect vesting, the Company uses a lattice approach incorporating a Monte Carlo simulation to value stock option granted.

For stock option grants that have no market conditions that affect vesting, the Company uses the Black-Scholes option valuation model to value stock options granted. The Black-Scholes option valuation model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options that have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. The model requires management to make estimates which are subjective and may not be representative of actual results. Changes in assumptions can materially affect estimates of fair values.

Use of Estimates

The Company prepares its consolidated financial statements and notes in conformity to United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates these estimates, including those related to allowances for doubtful accounts receivable, long-lived assets and asset retirement obligations. Management bases these estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis of making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

Reclassification

Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the current year-end presentation.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We are not currently a party to, or otherwise involved with, any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future material effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, or capital resources.

 


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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Risk

The Company holds cash balances in both U.S. and Canadian dollars. We transact most of our business in US dollars. We do not manage our foreign currency exchange rate risk through the use of financial or derivative instruments, forward contracts or hedging activities.

In general, the strengthening of the U.S. dollar will positively impact our expenses transacted in Canadian dollars. Conversely, any weakening of the U.S dollar will increase our expenses transacted in Canadian dollars. We do not believe that any weakening of the U.S. dollar as compared to the Canadian dollar will have an adverse material effect on our operations.

Interest Rate Risk

The Company’s investment policy for its cash and cash equivalents is focused on the preservation of capital and supporting the liquidity requirements of the Company. The Company’s interest earned on its cash balances is impacted on the fluctuations of U.S. interest rates. We do not use interest rate derivative instruments to manage exposure to interest rate changes. We do not believe that interest rate fluctuations will have any material effect on our operations.

 


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Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

(a)

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) and determined that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The evaluation considered the procedures designed to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and communicated to our management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

(b)

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

During the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there was no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(d) and 13d-15(d) under the Exchange Act) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

(c)

Inherent Limitations of Disclosure Controls and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

Because of its inherent limitations, disclosure controls and internal controls over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation or effectiveness to future periods are subject to risks that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

There have been no material changes in our risk factors from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2020.

 

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

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PART IV

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

(a)

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

  31.1*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  31.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  32.1*

 

Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

  32.2*

 

Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

101.INS*

 

XBRL Instance Document

101.SCH*

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL*

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF*

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB*

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE*

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

*

Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Company Name

 

 

 

 

Date: November 5, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Date: November 5, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

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pzg-ex311_7.htm

 

Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Rachel Goldman, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2020 of Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the small business issuer as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The small business issuer's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the small business issuer and have:

 

(a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the small business issuer, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the small business issuer's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the small business issuer's most recent fiscal quarter (the small business issuer's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The small business issuer's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the small business issuer's auditors and the audit committee of the small business issuer's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the small business issuer's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: November 5, 2020

By:

 

/s/ Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

pzg-ex312_9.htm

 

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

RULES 13a-14(a) AND 15d-14(a) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

I, Carlo Buffone, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2020 of Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the small business issuer as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The small business issuer's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the small business issuer and have:

 

(a)

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the small business issuer, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

(b)

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

(c)

Evaluated the effectiveness of the small business issuer's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

(d)

Disclosed in this report any change in the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the small business issuer's most recent fiscal quarter (the small business issuer's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The small business issuer's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the small business issuer's auditors and the audit committee of the small business issuer's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

 

(a)

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the small business issuer's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

(b)

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the small business issuer's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: November 5, 2020

By:

 

/s/ Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

pzg-ex321_6.htm

 

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)

The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

Date: November 5, 2020

By:

 

/s/ Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Rachel Goldman

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

pzg-ex322_8.htm

 

Exhibit 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1)

The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2)

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

 

Date: November 5, 2020

By:

 

/s/ Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Carlo Buffone

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Nov. 04, 2020
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Current Fiscal Year End Date --06-30  
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Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
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Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020  
Trading Symbol PZG  
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Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
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Entity File Number 001-36908  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock  
Security Exchange Name NYSEAMER  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-0138393  
Entity Address, Address Line One 665 Anderson Street  
Entity Address, City or Town Winnemucca  
Entity Address, State or Province NV  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 89445  
City Area Code 775  
Local Phone Number 625-3600  
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Document Transition Report false  
Entity Common Stock Shares Outstanding   34,287,689
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Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets (Unaudited) - USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2020
Jun. 30, 2020
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,491,478 $ 5,434,081
Prepaid expenses and other 721,941 442,596
Total Current Assets 5,213,419 5,876,677
Non-Current Assets    
Mineral properties (Note 7) 47,333,313 47,333,313
Reclamation bond (Note 8) 633,060 695,041
Property and equipment 7,837 8,467
Total Non-Current Assets 47,974,210 48,036,821
Total Assets 53,187,629 53,913,498
Current Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 508,359 925,260
Reclamation and environmental obligation, current portion (Note 8) 91,026 154,231
Total Current Liabilities 599,385 1,079,491
Non-Current Liabilities    
Convertible debt (Note 6) 5,081,546 5,256,228
Promissory note 35,628 35,628
Reclamation and environmental obligation, non-current portion (Note 8) 475,949 460,939
Total Liabilities 6,192,508 6,832,286
Stockholders' Equity    
Common stock, par value $0.01, 50,000,000 authorized shares, 33,937,080 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and 32,958,404 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2020 339,371 329,584
Additional paid in capital 102,117,587 100,881,957
Deficit (55,461,837) (54,130,329)
Total Stockholders' Equity 46,995,121 47,081,212
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 53,187,629 $ 53,913,498