PINX:TRGD Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 3/31/2012

Effective Date 3/31/2012



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
 
R  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2012
 
£  TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
FOR THE TRANSITION FROM __________ TO __________.

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER   000-29595

TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Nevada
 
90-0316566
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
 (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
     
375 N. Stephanie St., Bldg. 2 Ste. #211
   
Henderson, NV
 
89014
(Address of principal executive office)
 
  (Zip code)
     
(888) 901-4550
   
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
   

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 R    No £

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§233.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes R  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. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer £
                 Accelerated filer £
Non-accelerated filer £
                  Smaller reporting company R

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  £   No R
 
As of May 14, 2012 the Company had 102,795,119 outstanding shares common stock.
 


 
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TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(An Exploration Stage Company)


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR
THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012 AND 2011
AND
THE PERIOD FROM INCEPTION (OCTOBER 14, 1999) THROUGH MARCH 31, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

   
March 31,
 2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
Assets
           
Current assets:
           
Cash
 
$
122
   
$
419
 
Other receivables, net
   
558
     
539
 
Deferred tax asset, current portion
   
4,041
     
4,041
 
Other current assets
   
108
     
117
 
Assets available for sale, net
   
1,506
     
-
 
Total current assets
   
6,335
     
5,116
 
Property, plant, equipment, mine development and land, net
   
9,553
     
11,084
 
Mining deposits
   
27
     
29
 
Deferred tax asset, non-current portion
   
2,475
     
2,475
 
Goodwill
   
-
     
12
 
Other assets
   
262
     
210
 
Total assets
 
$
18,652
   
$
18,926
 
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
3,299
   
$
2,858
 
Notes payable, current portion
   
2,644
     
2,607
 
Notes payable related party, current portion
   
100
     
100
 
Due to related parties, net of due from
   
218
     
156
 
Total current liabilities
   
6,261
     
5,721
 
Notes payable, non-current portion
   
66
     
69
 
Total liabilities
   
6,327
     
5,790
 
                 
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument, net
   
570
     
570
 
                 
Stockholders’ equity:
               
Common stock: $0.001 par value; authorized 150,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding
102,795,119 and 102,795,119 shares
   
103
     
103
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
10,787
     
10,787
 
Accumulated deficit during exploration stage
   
(20,218
)
   
(19,620
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
   
(630
)
   
(446
)
Total Tara Gold stockholders’ deficit
   
(9,958
)
   
(9,176
Non-controlling interest
   
21,713
     
21,742
 
Total stockholders’ equity
   
11,755
     
12,566
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
18,652
   
$
18,926
 
 
See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 

TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(UNAUDITED)
 (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share amounts)

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2011
   
From
inception
October 14,
1999 to
March 31, 2012
 
         
(Restated)
       
Revenues:
                 
Revenue from website development and software
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
168
 
Mining revenues
   
-
     
-
     
557
 
Total revenues
   
-
     
-
     
725
 
Cost of revenue
   
-
     
-
     
759
 
Gross margin
   
-
     
-
     
(34
)
Exploration expenses
   
145
     
1,930
     
9,397
 
Operating, general, and administrative expenses
   
776
     
1,777
     
40,833
 
Net operating loss
   
(921
)
   
(3,707
)
   
(50,264
)
                         
Non-operating (income) expense:
                       
Interest (income)
   
(7
)
   
(7
)
   
(350
)
Interest  expense
   
5
     
5
     
1,244
 
Settlement (income)
   
-
     
-
     
(134
)
Loss on debt due to extinguishment and conversion
   
-
     
-
     
1,549
 
(Gain) on deconsolidation, dissolution and sale of joint venture interest
   
-
     
-
     
(21,036
)
Loss on disposal of assets
   
-
     
4
     
403
 
(Gain) on acquisition of mining concession
   
-
     
-
     
(100
)
Realized loss on the sale of marketable securities
   
-
     
-
     
5,099
 
(Gain) on sale of net cash flow interest
   
-
     
-
     
(197
)
(Gain) on Tara Minerals stock dividend, net of non-controlling interest
   
-
       
-
   
(1,028
)
Other (income)
   
-
     
(11
)
   
(1,345
)
Total non-operating income
   
(2
   
(9
   
(15,895
)
Loss before income taxes
   
(919
   
(3,698
)
   
(34,369
)
Income tax benefit
   
-
     
-
     
(5,902
)
Loss from continuing operations
   
(919
   
(3,698
)
   
(28,467
)
Discontinued operations:
                       
Loss from operations of oil properties and La Escuadra
   
-
     
-
     
(1,021
)
Loss from operations of American Copper Mining
   
(55
)
   
-
     
(55
)
Net loss
   
(974
   
(3,698
)
   
(29,543
)
Add:  Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest
   
376
     
794
     
9,325
 
Net loss attributable to Tara Gold shareholders’
   
(598
)
   
(2,904
)
   
(20,218
)
                         
Other comprehensive loss:
                       
Foreign currency translation
   
(184
   
(67
)
   
(630
)
Total comprehensive loss
 
$
(782
)
 
$
(2,971
)
 
$
(20,848
)
                         
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
(0.04
)
       
                         
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted
   
102,795,119
     
102,795,119
         

See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 (In thousands of U.S. Dollars)

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2011
   
From Inception
October 14,
1999 to
March 31, 2012
 
         
(Restated)
       
Cash flows from operating activities:
                 
Net loss attributable to Tara Gold shareholders
 
$
(598
)
 
$
(2,904
)
 
$
(20,218
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
   
74
     
75
     
1,041
 
Allowance for doubtful accounts
   
230
     
713
     
3,360
 
Common stock issued for services and other expenses
   
-
     
-
     
2,599
 
Stock based compensation and stock bonuses
   
-
     
-
     
126
 
Gain on deconsolidation, dissolution and sale of joint venture interest
   
-
     
-
     
(20,311
)
Non-cash expense due to deconsolidation of joint venture
   
-
     
-
     
216
 
Loss on debt due to extinguishment and conversion
   
-
     
-
     
1,529
 
Loss on disposed and discontinued operations
   
55
     
-
     
1,056
 
Deferred tax asset, net
   
-
     
-
     
(6,516
)
Non-controlling interest in net loss of consolidated subsidiaries
   
(376)
     
(794
)
   
(9,325
)
Amortization of beneficial conversion
   
-
     
-
     
650
 
Loss on the disposal of assets
   
-
     
4
     
222
 
Realized loss on the sale of marketable securities
   
-
     
-
     
4,993
 
Common stock of subsidiary issued and option valuation for services
   
-
     
100
     
8,033
 
Subsidiaries’ stock based compensation and stock bonuses
   
-
     
219
     
6,892
 
Exploration expenses paid with stock of subsidiaries
   
-
     
1,752
     
3,716
 
Lawsuit settlement payable in stock
   
-
     
-
     
315
 
Cancellation of common stock for settlement (Tara Minerals)
   
-
     
-
     
(750
)
Gain on acquisition of mining concession and mining assets
   
-
     
-
     
(430
)
Gain on sale of net cash flow interest
   
-
     
-
     
(197
)
Gain on Tara Minerals stock dividend
   
-
     
-
     
(1,028
)
    Other
   
12
     
12
     
143
 
Changes in current operating assets and liabilities:
                       
Other receivables
   
(290
)
   
(133
)
   
(1,337
)
Other assets
   
(54
)
   
84
     
(1,039
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
   
442
     
111
     
3,828
 
Deferred joint venture income
   
-
     
-
     
(33
)
Net cash used in operating activities
   
(505
)
   
(761
)
   
(22,465
)
                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment
   
-
     
-
     
(3,250
)
Proceeds from the sale of marketable securities
   
-
     
-
     
6,322
 
Proceeds from the sale or disposal of assets
   
-
     
29
     
731
 
Purchase of mining concession
   
-
     
-
     
159
 
Mining deposits
   
2
     
(6
)
   
(179
)
Loans to unrelated third parties
   
-
     
-
     
(380
)
Assets available for sale, net
   
(30)
     
-
     
(30
)
Other
   
-
     
-
     
(5
)
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities
   
(28)
     
23
     
3,368
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Proceeds from short term debt
   
-
     
-
     
72
 
Proceeds from notes payable, related party
   
-
     
-
     
150
 
Proceeds from notes payable
   
18
     
-
     
498
 
Payments toward short term debt
   
-
     
-
     
(22
)
Payments toward notes payable
   
-
     
(62
)
   
(10,913
)
Change in due to/from related parties, net
   
55
     
47
     
330
 
Non-controlling interest – cash from sale of sale of common stock of
 subsidiaries
   
347
     
763
     
12,816
 
Payments from joint venture partners
   
-
     
-
     
10,020
 
Cash from the sale of common stock
   
-
     
-
     
5,753
 
Iron Ore financial instrument
   
-
     
-
     
750
 
Other
   
-
     
-
     
(9)
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
420
     
748
     
19,445
 
                         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
   
(184
   
(67
)
   
(226
                         
Net (decrease) increase
   
(297)
     
(57)
     
122
 
Cash, beginning of period
   
419
     
193
     
-
 
Cash, end of period
 
$
122
   
$
136
   
$
122
 
                         
Supplemental Information:
                       
Interest paid
 
$
15
   
$
-
   
$
955
 
Income taxes paid
 
$
-
   
$
10
   
$
20
 
                         
Non-cash Investing and Financing Transactions:
                       
Conversion of debt to common stock or payable, plus accrued interest
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
1,292
 
Issuance of common stock for assets
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
304
 
Purchase of or (reduction) in purchase of concession notes payable, stock
and warrants plus capitalized interest
 
$
-
   
$
(1,311
)
 
$
18,186
 
Beneficial conversion feature, convertible debt, related and nonrelated party
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
391
 
Recoverable value-added taxes incurred through additional debt and due to
related party, net of mining concession modification
 
$
-
   
$
(218
)
 
$
1,216
 
Purchase of property, equipment and assets with debt
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
1,833
 
Receipt of stock for joint venture payments and fee income
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
2,301
 
Accrued and capitalized interest
 
$
15
   
$
16
   
$
426
 
Beneficial conversion feature, financial instrument
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
180
 
Other
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
90
 
American Copper Mining assets, net of liabilities reclassified to assets available for sale
 
$
1,532
   
$
-
   
$
1,532
 
 
See Accompanying Notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 

TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 (An Exploration Stage Company)
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 
Note 1.   Nature of Business and Significant Accounting Policies
 
Basis of Presentation and Organization

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Tara Gold Resources Corp. (the “Company”) should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as may be amended, for the year ended December 31, 2011. Significant accounting policies disclosed therein have not changed except as noted below.
 
In May 2005 Tara Gold, through its subsidiary Corporacion Amermin S.A. de C.V. (“Amermin”), began acquiring mining properties in Mexico.  In May 2006, the Company formed Tara Minerals Corp. (“Tara Minerals”), which owns 99.9% of the common stock of American Metal Mining S.A. de C.V. (“AMM”), a Mexican corporation.  Tara Minerals also owns 85% of the common stock of Adit Resources Corp (“Adit”). Tara Gold’s operations in Mexico are conducted through Amermin and American Metal Mining since Mexican law provides that only Mexican corporations are allowed to own mining properties. Tara Gold, through Amermin, focuses primarily on gold mining concessions.  American Metal Mining’s primary focus is on industrial minerals, copper, lead, zinc, iron, industrial metals, and other associated metals.  All of Tara Gold’s operations in Mexico are conducted through its Mexican subsidiaries.  As of March 31, 2012, Tara Gold owned approximately 53% of the outstanding common stock of Tara Minerals.

On April 4, 2012 Adit Resources Corp. sold its subsidiary, American Copper Mining S.A. de C.V. (“ACM”) to Yamana Mexico Holdings B.V. (“Yamana”).  ACM’s primary asset is the Picacho groupings.

The Company currently has limited operations and, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”) Development Stage Entities Topic, is considered an Exploration Stage Company.

In this filing references to "Company," "we," "our," and/or "us," refers to Tara Gold Resources and, unless the context indicates otherwise, its consolidated subsidiaries.

The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related footnote information are unaudited.  In the opinion of management, they include all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated balance sheets of the Company as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the condensed consolidated results of its operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011. Results of operations reported for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire year.  All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the Company include the operation of its subsidiaries and all references to Adit include the operations of its subsidiary.

The reporting currency of the Company, Tara Minerals and Adit is the U.S. dollar.  The functional currency of Amermin, AMM and ACM is the Mexican Peso. As a result, the financial statements of the subsidiaries have been re-measured from Mexican pesos into U.S. dollars using (i) current exchange rates for monetary asset and liability accounts, (ii) historical exchange rates for nonmonetary asset and liability accounts, (iii) historical exchange rates for revenues and expenses associated with nonmonetary assets and liabilities and (iv) the weighted average exchange rate of the reporting period for all other revenues and expenses. In addition, foreign currency transaction gains and losses resulting from U.S. dollar denominated transactions are eliminated. The resulting re-measurement gain or loss is recorded as other comprehensive income (loss).
 
 
Current and historical exchange rates are not indicative of what future exchange rates will be and should not be construed as such.

Relevant exchange rates used in the preparation of the financial statements for Amermin, AMM and ACM are as follows the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (denoted in Mexican pesos per one U.S. dollar):

 
March 31, 2012
Current exchange rate
Ps.     
 12.8489
Weighted average exchange rate for the three months ended
Ps.     
 13.0087
 
 
March 31, 2011
Current exchange rate
Ps.     
 11.9219
Weighted average exchange rate for the three months ended
Ps.     
 12.0782

Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications, which have no effect on net loss, have been made in the prior period financial statements to conform to the current presentation.

Recoverable Value-Added Taxes (IVA) and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

Impuesto al Valor Agregado taxes (IVA) are recoverable value-added taxes charged by the Mexican government on goods sold and services rendered at a rate of 16%.  Under certain circumstances, these taxes are recoverable by filing a tax return and as determined by the Mexican taxing authority.

Each period, receivables are reviewed for collectability.  When a receivable is determined to not be collectable we allow for the receivable until we are either assured of collection or assured that a write-off is necessary.  Our allowance in association with our receivable from IVA from our Mexico subsidiaries is based on our determination that the Mexican government may not allow the complete refund of these taxes.


   
March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
             
Allowance – recoverable value-added taxes
  $ 2,529     $ 2,495  
Allowance - other receivables
    25       7  
Total
  $ 2,554     $ 2,502  

Recently Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Guidance

Adopted

In May 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standard update that amends the accounting standard on fair value measurements. The accounting standard update provides for a consistent definition and measurement of fair value, as well as similar disclosure requirements between U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards. The accounting standard update changes certain fair value measurement principles, clarifies the application of existing fair value measurement, and expands the fair value measurement disclosure requirements, particularly for Level 3 fair value measurements. The amendments in this accounting standard update are to be applied prospectively and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011.  The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows
 
 
In June 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standard update which requires the presentation of components of other comprehensive income with the components of net income in either (1) a continuous statement of comprehensive income that contains two sections, net income and other comprehensive income, or (2) two separate but consecutive statements. This accounting standard update eliminates the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity, and is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011.   The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In September 2011, the FASB issued an accounting standard update that amends the accounting guidance on goodwill impairment testing. The amendments in this accounting standard update are intended to reduce complexity and costs by allowing an entity the option to make a qualitative evaluation about the likelihood of goodwill impairment to determine whether it should calculate the fair value of a reporting unit. The amendments also improve previous guidance by expanding upon the examples of events and circumstances that an entity should consider between annual impairment tests in determining whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount.  The amendments in this accounting standard update are effective for interim and annual goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011.  The adoption of this accounting standard update became effective for the reporting period beginning January 1, 2012.  The adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, result of operations or cash flows.

Issued

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB (including its Emerging Issues Task Force), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the SEC did not, or are not believed by management to, have a material impact on the Company's present or future financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Note 2.   Property, plant, equipment, mine development and land

   
March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
   
December 31,
2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
             
Land
 
$
20
   
$
20
 
                 
La Currita
   
1,253
     
1,253
 
Las Minitas (a)
   
2,427
     
2,412
 
Pilar
   
728
     
728
 
Don Roman  
   
522
     
522
 
Las Nuvias
   
100
     
100
 
Centenario
   
636
     
636
 
La Palma
   
80
     
80
 
La Verde
   
60
     
60
 
Picacho and Picacho Fractions (b)
   
-
     
1,457
 
Las Brisas
   
3
     
3
 
Mezquite and Mariana
   
171
     
171
 
Auriferos
   
100
     
100
 
Pirita
   
250
     
250
 
Las Viboras Dos
   
188
     
188
 
Mining concessions
   
6,519
     
7,960
 
                 
Property, plant and equipment
   
3,734
     
3,751
 
     
10,273
     
11,731
 
Less – accumulated depreciation
   
(720
)
   
(647
)
   
$
9,553
   
$
11,084
 

Las Minitas, Auriferos, Mariana and Mezquite, and Las Brisas properties are located in Mexico in close proximity to each other.

Pilar, Don Roman, Las Nuvias, Centenario, La Palma and La Verde properties are located in Mexico and are known as the Don Roman Groupings.
 
 
The Picacho and Picacho Fraction are located in Mexico and are known as the Picacho Groupings.

a.  
In March 2006, the Company acquired “Las Minitas” from an independent third party for the effective purchase price of $2,427,403, plus $340,000 in value-added tax.

The remaining notes payable schedule, including applicable value-added tax, is as follow:

2011
  $ 2,052,328  

In accordance with the Interest Expense topic of FASB ASC, the note payable amount of $2,150,000 has been discounted using the incremental borrowing rate of 3.56%. As of March 31, 2012, the present value of future payments toward the notes payable on the Las Minitas contract is as follows:

   
Debt
   
IVA
   
Total
 
Future payments
  $ 1,750,000     $ 302,500     $ 2,052,500  
Imputed interest
    (172 )     -       (172 )
Present value of debt
    1,749,828       302,500       2,052,328  
Less:  current portion
    (1,749,828     (302,500 )     (2,052,328 )
    $ -     $ -     $ -  

The Company is currently reviewing the Las Minitas property for continued inclusion as part of the Company’s mining property portfolio.  No payments toward this property have been made since February 2008 and the Company may decide to terminate the purchase agreement and return the property.
 
b.  
Picacho Groupings is owned by ACM and were reclassified to assets available for sale, net at March 31, 2012 (See Note 4).

Other Mining Commitments

Mina El Champinon Iron Ore Project

In September 2011, the Company leased the Mina El Champinon Iron Ore Project (“Champinon”) for royalty payments based on production which gives the Company the right to mine the project for a period of 10 years with an automatic renewal clause.

Tara Minerals will semi-annually pay the concession owner a royalty of $5, plus any value-added tax, for each tonne of material sold with a minimum of $300,000 in royalty payments every 6 months. The concession owner has been paid $235,345 and $175,000, plus value-added taxes at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively (see Note 3), and will be advanced funds, against the minimum royalty, on a monthly basis. The concession owner granted the Company additional time to pay the remaining $64,655 towards the $300,000 minimum semi-annual royalty advance.

Mina Godinez

In July 2010, Tara Minerals entered into a joint venture agreement whereby third parties would contribute 100% of the mining rights to the concession “Mina Godinez” and Tara Minerals would have the exclusive rights to manage, operate, explore and exploit the concession. This joint venture was terminated on January 18, 2012.

Note 3.  Other assets

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, the Company had made advances of $235,345 and $175,000 toward Champinon (see Note 2) and security deposits of $24,920 and $32,752. During the three months ending March 31, 2012, the Company made an additional advance toward Champinon in the amount of $60,345 and reclassified security deposits for vacated rental properties in Manzanillo, Colima to other receivables until a reimbursement is received.
 
Note 4.  Assets Available for Sale, Net

On April 4, 2012 Adit sold ACM to Yamana.  ACM’s primary asset is the Picacho groupings (See Note 11). The following assets and liabilities have been presented as assets available for sale, net of liabilities as of March 31, 2012 (unaudited).
 
 
Other Receivables, net
  $ 24,338  
Other current assets
    10,365  
Goodwill
    12,028  
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation
    3,983  
Mining concessions
    1,456,242  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    (415 )
Due to related parties
    (42 )
     Total assets held for disposition as of March 31, 2012
  $ 1,506,495  

Note 5.  Notes Payable

The following table represents the outstanding balance of notes payable.

   
March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
Mining concessions
  $ 2,614     $ 2,579  
Auto loans
    96       97  
Related party
    100       100  
      2,810       2,776  
Less – current portion
    (2,744 )     (2,707 )
Non-current portion
  $ 66     $ 69  

See Note 2 above for notes payable relating to mining concessions.

The five year maturity schedule for notes payable is (in thousands of U.S. dollars):

   
2013
   
2014
   
2015
   
2016
   
2017
   
Total
 
                                     
Mining concessions
  $ 2,614     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 2,614  
Auto loans
    30       36       26       4       -       96  
Related party
    100       -       -       -       -       100  
Total
  $ 2,744     $ 36     $ 26     $ 4     $ -     $ 2,810  

Note 6.  Related Party Transactions

 
March 31, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
 
(Unaudited)
     
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Due from related parties, net
  $ 151     $ 152  
Due to related parties
    (369 )     (308 )
    $ (218 )   $ (156 )

All transactions with related parties have occurred in the normal course of operations and Mexico based related party transactions are measured at the foreign exchange amount.

Note 7.  Stockholders’ Equity

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, Tara Gold did not issue any shares of common stock.
 
 
Note 8.  Non-controlling Interest

All non-controlling interest of the Company is a result of the Company’s subsidiaries stock movement and results of operations.  For additional details on these underlying stock movements, consult the Tara Minerals Form 10-K as filed at www.sec.gov.

   
March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
Cash for subsidiary common stock
 
$
20,098
   
$
19,751
 
Services for subsidiary common stock
   
4,566
     
4,566
 
Stock based compensation paid for in subsidiary common stock
   
945
     
945
 
Other
   
(474)
     
(474)
 
Loan conversion plus accrued interest
   
1,342
     
1,342
 
Exploration expenses paid for in subsidiary common stock
   
3,716
     
3,716
 
Tara Gold dividends of Tara Minerals’ shares
   
540
     
540
 
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest through
December 31, 2011
   
(8,644
)
   
(8,644
)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest in 2012
   
(376
)
   
-
 
Total non-controlling interest
 
$
21,713
   
$
21,742
 

Note 9.  Options and Warrants

Tara Gold Resources does not have any stock option or bonus plans.

Tara Minerals has the following stock option plans which are registered under a Form S-8:
·     
Incentive Stock Option Plan
·     
Nonqualified Stock Option Plan
·     
Stock Bonus Plan

In March 2012, Tara Minerals sold 594,000 units in a private offering for $297,000 in cash, or $0.50 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock, which have not been issued and are recorded as common stock payable, and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock at a price of $1.00 per share at or any time before December 31, 2012.  The shares and warrants were issued in April 2012.

On October 28, 2009, Adit, the Company’s subsidiary, adopted the following stock option plans which have not been registered:
·     
Incentive Stock Option Plan
·     
Nonqualified Stock Option Plan
·     
Stock Bonus Plan

There was no issuance of instruments under the Adit plans in 2012.

The fair value of each award discussed above is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes valuation model that uses the assumptions noted in the following table. Expected volatilities are based on volatilities from the Tara Minerals’ traded common stock. The expected term of the award granted is usually estimated at half of the contractual term as noted in the individual agreements, unless the life is one year or less based upon management’s assessment of known factors, and represents the period of time that management anticipates awards granted to be outstanding.  The risk-free rate for the periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury bond rate in effect at the time of grant for bonds with maturity dates at the estimated term of the options.

 
March 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
Expected volatility
121.09%
98.06% - 163.11%
Weighted-average volatility
121.09%
143.46%
Expected dividends
0
0
Expected term (in years)
1.50
1.50
Risk-free rate
0.21%
0.58%
 
 
A summary of option activity under the Plans as of March 31, 2012 (unaudited) and changes during the period then ended is presented below (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for per share amounts):

Options
 
Shares
   
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
   
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
 Term
   
Aggregate
Intrinsic
 Value
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
    3,350,000       0.69              
Granted
    -       -              
Exercised
    -       -              
Forfeited, expired or cancelled
    -       -              
Outstanding at March 31, 2012
    3,350,000     $ 0.69       3.0     $ 1,108  
Exercisable at March 31, 2012
    2,340,000     $ 1.03       3.5     $ 1,038  


Nonvested Options
 
Options
   
Weighted
-Average
Grant-Date
 Fair Value
 
Nonvested at December 31, 2011
    1,010,000       1.08  
Granted
    -       -  
Vested
    -       -  
Forfeited, expired or cancelled
    -       -  
Nonvested at March 31, 2012
    1,010,000     $ 1.08  

A summary of warrant activity as of March 31, 2012 (unaudited) and changes during the period then ended is presented below (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for per share amounts):

Warrants
 
Shares
   
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
   
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
   
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Outstanding at  December 31, 2010
    7,393,081     $ 0.89              
Granted
    594,000       0.87              
Exercised
    -       -              
Forfeited, cancelled or expired
    (250,000     0.01              
Outstanding at  March 31, 2012
    7,737,081     $ 1.04       1.5     $ 687  
Exercisable at March 31, 2012
    7,143,081     $ 1.04       1.5     $ 687  

All warrants vest upon issuance.
 
 
Note 10.  Fair Value

Tara Gold's financial assets and liabilities, measured at fair value by level within the fair value hierarchy, are shown below. Assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

   
Fair Value at March 31, 2012
(Unaudited)
 
   
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
None
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
                                 
Liabilities:
                               
Total due to related parties, net
 
$
218
   
$
218
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Total notes payable, unrelated and related
   
2,810
     
2,810
     
-
     
-
 
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument
   
570
     
-
     
-
     
570
 
Total
 
$
3,598
   
$
3,028
   
$
-
   
$
570
 
 
   
Fair Value at December 31, 2011
 
   
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
None
 
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
                                 
Liabilities:
                               
Total due to related parties, net
 
$
156
   
$
156
   
$
-
   
$
-
 
Total notes payable, unrelated and related
   
2,776
     
2,776
     
-
     
-
 
Iron Ore Properties financial instrument
   
570
     
-
     
-
     
570
 
Total
 
$
3,502
   
$
2,932
   
$
-
   
$
570
 

Note 11.
Subsequent Events

a)  
On April 4, 2012, Adit agreed to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, ACM, to Yamana. American Copper’s primary asset is the Picacho group of concessions. The Picacho concessions do not have any proven reserves.

As consideration for the sale of ACM, Yamana agreed to pay Adit, in U.S. dollars:

·  
$7.5 million, minus approximately $780,000 (the amount required to pay the Mexican government to release its tax lien on the property), which amount was deposited into an escrow account and will be released to Adit when the Mexican government releases its tax lien on the property (the “Escrow Release Date”);
·  
$10 million one year after the Escrow Release Date;
·  
During the period ending five years after the Escrow Release Date, $1.0 million for every 100,000 ounces of gold, (whether proved, measured or inferred) discovered on the property. If no gold is discovered on the property three years after the Escrow Release Date, Yamana will nevertheless pay Adit $3 million. Regardless of the number of ounces of gold discovered on the property, Yamana, pursuant the agreement, will pay a maximum of $14 million and a minimum of $3 million.
·  
$4.3 million six years after the Escrow Release Date.

As part of the agreement, Yamana will also surrender the shares and warrants which it purchased from Adit.

Yamana has the option to terminate the agreement within ten business days prior to the one year anniversary of Escrow Release Date for any reason.  If the agreement is terminated, Yamana will be required to return the capital stock of American Copper.
 
 

Tara Gold was incorporated in October 1999.  During the period from its incorporation through March 31, 2012 Tara Gold generated revenue of approximately $725,000 and incurred expenses of approximately $759,000 in cost of sales; approximately $9,397,000 in exploration expenses and approximately $40,831,000 in operating and general administration expenses.  Included in operating and general and administrative expenses is a non-cash charge of approximately $8,464,000 pertaining to the issuance of stock options.

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s Statement of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2012
   
March 31, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Revenue
  $ -     $ -  
Cost of revenue
    -       -  
Exploration expenses
    145       1,930  
Operating, general and administrative expenses
    776       1,777  
Net operating loss
  $ (921 )   $ (3,707 )

For the three months ending March 31, 2012, exploration expenses consisted of geological consulting, assaying, field supplies and other mine expenses.  As of March 31, 2011, exploration expenses consisted of $1,852,000 for the purchase of technical data for the Centenario and La Palma, and approximately $78,000 for geological consulting, assaying, field supplies and other mine expenses.

Material changes of certain items in Tara Gold’s operating, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012, as compared to the same period last year, are discussed below.

Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2012
   
March 31, 2011
 
(In thousands of U.S. Dollars)
     
Bad debt (recovery) expense
  $ (3 )   $ 643  
Investment banking and investor relations expense
    40       52  
Compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses
    225       419  
Professional fees
    319       234  
Repairs and maintenance
    28       8  
Rent and rental of equipment
    6       41  

At March 31, 2012, the Company recognized a bad debt recovery due to collection of IVA that had been allowed for in a previous period.  During the three months ending March 31, 2011 bad debt included an adjustment at Amermin in the allowance and the renegotiation of an agreement which included IVA and caused an adjustment of IVA Receivables, allowance and bad debt expense.

The decrease in investment banking and investor relations expense is due to fewer consultants needed in 2012. As of March 31, 2012 investor relations consisted of $39,700 in cash. As of March 31, 2011 investor relations expenses consisted of options to purchase Tara Minerals shares, valued at $36,353 and the remainder in cash.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of officer compensation of approximately $225,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2011 compensation, officer employment contracts and bonuses consisted of options valued at $182,735 and officer compensation of $235,000.

Professional fees increased in 2012 due to increased legal expenses due to negotiations of the sale of American Copper Mining, which was finalized in April 2012.

Repairs and maintenance increased during the three months ended March 31, 2012 due to fixed assets being fully utilized and therefore expensed. During the three months ended March 31, 2011 repair and maintenance expenses consisted of ordinary repairs and maintenance of machinery, and other plant and mining equipment
 
 
Rent and rental equipment decreased during the three months ended March 31, 2012 because the Company vacated the rental offices and apartments in Manzanillo, Colima where the Tania Iron Ore Properties are located. During the three months ended March 31, 2011 the Company was renting the offices and apartments mentioned on the preceding sentence.

The following is an explanation of Tara Gold’s material sources and uses of cash during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:

   
March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
         
Net cash used in operating activities
 
$
(505
)
 
$
(761
)
Proceeds from the sale or disposal of assets
   
-
     
29
 
Payments made for mining deposits
   
2
     
(6
)
Assets available for sale, net
   
(30)
     
-
 
Proceeds from notes payable
   
18
     
-
 
Payments toward notes payable
   
-
     
(62
)
Change in due to/from related parties, net
   
55
     
47
 
Non-controlling interest in net assets of consolidated
subsidiaries
   
 347
     
 763
 
Cash on hand at beginning of period
   
419
     
193
 

In March 2012, Tara Minerals sold 594,000 units in a private offering for $297,000 in cash, or $0.50 per unit. Each unit consisted of one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock, which have not been issued and are recorded as common stock payable, and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Tara Minerals’ common stock at a price of $1.00 per share at or any time before December 31, 2012.

Tara Gold anticipates that its capital requirements during the twelve months ending March 31, 2013 will be:

Tara Minerals
     
Exploration and Development – Don Roman Groupings
 
$
1,500,000
 
Exploration and Development – Iron Ore Properties
   
1,000,000
 
Property taxes
   
150,000
 
General and administrative expenses
   
750,000
 
         
Tara Gold
       
Property taxes
   
150,000
 
General and administrative expenses
   
500,000
 
Total
 
$
5,379,000
 

The capital requirements shown above include capital required by Tara Gold and subsidiaries.

Tara Gold will need to obtain additional capital if it is unable to generate sufficient cash from its operations or find joint venture partners to fund all or part of its exploration and development costs.

Tara Gold continues to evaluate the economics of the Mina El Champinon Iron Ore Project (“Champinon”).

As of the date of this filing, the Company is reviewing the Las Minitas, Mariana & Mezquite, Pirita, Tania and Las Viboras Dos properties for continued inclusion as part of the Company’s mining property portfolio.  No payments toward Las Minintas, Mariana and Mezquite or Pirita were made in 2012 or 2011.  The Company may decide to terminate the purchase/lease agreements and return the properties. Tara Gold is critically reviewing all properties for joint venture, option or sale opportunities.

Tara Gold does not know of any trends, events or uncertainties that have had, or are reasonably expected to have, a material impact on its sales, revenues or income from continuing operations, or liquidity and capital resources.

Tara Gold’s future plans will be dependent upon the amount of capital available to Tara Gold, the amount of cash provided by it and its subsidiaries operations and the extent to which Tara Gold is able to have joint venture partners pay the costs of exploring and developing its mining properties.
 
 
Tara Gold does not have any commitments or arrangements from any person to provide Tara Gold with any additional capital. If additional financing is not available when needed, Tara Gold may continue to operate in its present mode or Tara Gold may need to cease operations. Tara Gold does not have any plans, arrangements or agreements to sell its assets or to merge with another entity.
 
See Note 1 to the financial statements included as part of this report for a description of Tara Gold’s accounting policies and recent accounting pronouncements.


Francis Richard Biscan, Jr., Tara Gold’s Principal Executive Officer and Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, Tara Gold’s Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, have evaluated the effectiveness of Tara Gold’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of the end of the period covered by this report, and in their opinion Tara Gold’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

There were no changes in Tara Gold’s internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Tara Gold’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER INFORMATION


On September 13, 2010, Tara Gold announced that it had entered into a tentative agreement with Tara Minerals which provided that Tara Minerals would acquire all of the common shares of Tara Gold by exchanging one share of Tara Minerals' common stock for two Tara Gold shares.  In an effort to avoid any conflicts due to common directors, the transaction would require the approval of non-affiliate shareholders owning a majority of the outstanding shares of Tara Minerals and Tara Gold.

On September 20, 2010 Chris Columbo filed a lawsuit in the District Court for Carson City Nevada, against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and Tara Minerals' officers and directors. The essence of the lawsuit was to obtain the fairest price for Tara Gold, whether from Tara Minerals or a third party.  On October 25, 2010 Mr. Columbo voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against Tara Minerals and other defendants.

On October 22, 2010 Patricia J. Root filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Dupage County, Illinois, against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and Tara Gold’s directors.  The essence of the lawsuit was to prevent the Company’s proposed acquisition of Tara Gold.

Tara Minerals believes the lawsuit filed by Ms. Root was premature since, as noted in the September 13, 2010 press release, the transaction was tentative and was subject to the approval of the shareholders of Tara Gold who are not officers or directors of Tara Gold.  No binding agreement between Tara Gold and Tara Minerals has been was ever signed.

On April 6, 2011 Ms. Root voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against Tara Minerals, Tara Gold, and all other defendants.

Tara Minerals subsequently decided that it would not acquire Tara Gold.

In August 2011 Tara Minerals entered into an agreement with Carnegie Mining and Exploration, Inc. which provided Carnegie with the option to earn up to a 50% interest in Tara Minerals’ Don Roman and iron ore projects.

In order to earn an interest in the Don Roman project, Carnegie was required to spend certain amounts on the Don Roman property such that the Don Roman plant reached minimum production levels. Carnegie could earn a 50% interest in Tara Minerals’ iron ore projects by spending $1,000,000 toward the projects by November 6, 2011.

Carnegie did not spend the required amounts on either project and Tara Minerals terminated the option.

On November 10, 2011, Tara Minerals filed a complaint against Carnegie seeking a declaration that Carnegie failed to properly exercise its option to acquire an interest in the iron ore properties. Carnegie was required to respond to the complaint on or before March 21, 2012.

On December 9, 2011, Carnegie and a purported affiliate, Carnegie Operations, LLC filed a complaint in Texas state court against former employees of Carnegie. Although Tara Minerals was not initially named as a defendant, the substance of the state court complaint made it clear that the core issues were substantially similar to those raised in the Nevada litigation. The individual defendants removed the case to federal court in Dallas, Texas on December 22, 2011. Carnegie responded with a First Amended Complaint on January 31, 2012, which formally named Tara Minerals as a defendant. In its amended complaint, Carnegie seeks an injunction against Tara Minerals in connection with its option on the iron ore properties, as well as damages for alleged fraud, trade secret theft, civil conspiracy, and tortuous interference with Carnegie’s employment contracts with the individual defendants.

On February 14, 2012, Tara Minerals moved the Texas court for a transfer of venue to Nevada so that the cases could be consolidated. The motion is premised upon the facts that: 1) the option agreement includes an express consent to jurisdiction and venue in Nevada; 2) Tara Minerals filed its lawsuit first in Nevada; 3) the cases involve common issues of fact and law; and 4) transfer is cost-efficient and more convenient for the key witnesses in both matters. As of May 14, 2012, Tara Minerals is waiting for the court’s ruling on the motion.


None.


None.
 
 

None.


None.

 

Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
 
31.1
Rule 13a-14(a) Certifications – CEO
(1)
31.2
Rule 13a-14(a) Certifications - CFO
(1)
32
Section 1350 Certifications
(1)
101.INS
XBRL Instance Document
(1)
101.SCH
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
(1)
101.CAL
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
(1)
101.DEF
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
(1)
101.LAB
XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document
(1)
101.PRE
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document
(1)

(1)
Filed with this report.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
TARA GOLD RESOURCES CORP.
 
       
       
Dated: May 14, 2012
By:
/s/ Francis Richard Biscan, Jr.
 
   
Francis R. Biscan, Jr., President and
 
   
Chief Executive Officer
 
       
       
Dated: May 14, 2012
By: 
/s/ Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, CPA
 
   
Lynda R. Keeton-Cardno, CPA
 
   
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PINX:TRGD Quarterly Report 10-Q Filling

PINX:TRGD Stock - Get Quarterly Report SEC Filing of PINX:TRGD stocks, including company profile, shares outstanding, strategy, business segments, operations, officers, consolidated financial statements, financial notes and ownership information.

PINX:TRGD Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 3/31/2012
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