Second Quarter Results 2010
Edmonton, Alberta - July 30th, 2010 - Athabasca Minerals Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Athabasca" - TSX Venture: ABM) is pleased to announce the filing of its second quarter financial results for the period ending May 31, 2010.
During the second quarter of 2010, the Corporation generated revenue in the amount of $1,763,173, compared to $1,605,768 for the second quarter ending May 31, 2009. The Corporation had a loss of $300,716 for the second quarter compared to a profit of $18,491 from the previous year's comparable period. On an earnings per share basis, the Corporation incurred a loss of $0.01 for the period ending May 31, 2010. The increased loss for this period is due to an aggressive stripping program at locations in the Susan Lake Aggregate Operation. Aggregates (sand and gravel) will be supplied from these additional locations as demand increases in the summer construction season. It is not anticipated that any additional stripping will be required at the Susan Lake Aggregate Operation for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2010.
The Corporation is impacted by seasonality in the construction industry, and typically the first and second quarters are the slowest quarters for the year. For the six month period ending May 31, 2010, aggregates sold from the Susan Lake and Poplar Creek aggregate operations was up 4.6 % from the previous year's period ending May 31, 2009.
The complete financial statements for Athabasca Minerals for the period ending May 31, 2010 and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the same period are available for viewing on SEDAR.
About Athabasca Minerals Inc.
Athabasca Minerals Inc. is a resource company involved in the management, exploration and development of aggregate projects in Canada. These activities include contracts works, aggregate pit management, new aggregate development and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations. The Corporation also has industrial mineral land holdings in the vicinity of Fort McMurray and Peace River, Alberta. The Corporation's aim is to find and develop local sources of industrial minerals essential to the economic development of specific high growth regions.
For further information on Athabasca, please contact:
Dom Kriangkum, P. Eng
President, CEO and CFO
CHF Investor Relations
Robin Cook, Senior Account Manager
T: 416-868-1079 x 228
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