United States Antimony Corporation (“USAC”, OTCBB “uamy.ob”) announced that USAC has had the strongest quarter in its history. Benefiting from record prices and record volumes for both its antimony and zeolite products, USAC reported gross revenues of $2,659,733 and net income of $85,815 for Q3 2010. The profit was adversely affected by a non-cash write down of $199,302 for the moving of the Mexican flotation mill and an additional Mexican start-up cost of $195,013. For the first nine months of 2010 the sales were $6,164,732 compared to $2,937,414 for the same period in 2009, and the net income was $282,746 for 2010 compared to a loss of $325,903 for 2009.
Antimony supplies from China, which produces 92% of the world supply have been uncertain for multiple reasons. The metal’s price has responded by increasing strongly to all-time record highs. USAC’s production remains in a “sold out” condition even though the Company has been establishing new sources of concentrates and ore from South and Central America, Australia, Europe and other areas.
Commenting on the quarter, USAC’s CEO said, “We are fully focused on relocating our completed mill in Mexico, which is expected to further drive revenue growth and showcase USAC as a fully integrated world supplier of this strategic metal.” Mr. Lawrence went on to comment, “that the selection of Bear River zeolite over other zeolites by the Department Of Energy for remediation of a nuclear leak near Buffalo, New York may result in numerous additional orders.” A further comment by Lawrence was “With current business trends USAC intends to strengthen senior management, balance sheet liquidity, and investor relations. I wanted to thank our personnel, and staff, for handling the surge in our business and to the shareholders for their support.”
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