With us today is Frank C. Smeenk President & Chief Executive Officer of KWG Resources Inc. Mr. Smeenk discusses recent conversation with Noront Resources after proposed acquisition of Cliffs Chromite was announced.
Please be advised that Omagine, Inc. has filed its quarterly report with the SEC today on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2011.
To review the complete filing please use the link below, or to review all corporate filings, please click on the “View Filings” section of the main page of the Omagine hub here at Agoracom. See below in this posting for excerpts from the report.
The contract between the Government and Omagine LLC which will govern the design, development, construction, management and ownership of the Omagine Project, and the Government’s and Omagine LLC’s rights and obligations with respect to the Omagine Project, is the “Development Agreement” (the “DA”).
The Development Agreement has been approved by all the required Ministries of the Government of Oman.
In July 2011 the newly appointed Minister of Tourism approved the DA for the Omagine Project and sent a formal letter to His Majesty the Sultan requesting the Sultan’s final approval of the project. Since His Majesty the Sultan is a 25% shareholder of Omagine LLC, management expects the formality of a royal approval to be forthcoming.
Other than His Majesty the Sultan’s approval referred to above, the Registration of the names and ownership positions of the Omagine LLC shareholders was the last remaining condition precedent necessary to be accomplished in order to sign the DA. The Registration was accomplished on September 13, 2011. As of the date hereof, no date has yet been set for the signing of the DA, but management is presently in Oman for the sole purpose of meeting with the Minister of Tourism and concluding the signing of the DA.
In order to move into the actual design and development stage of the Omagine Project, Omagine LLC and the Government must first sign the Development Agreement. All of management’s past estimates regarding the timing of the signing of the DA have been confounded by the often inexplicable delays on the Government’s part and it is not possible to predict a precise DA signing date at this time. While this process has experienced numerous and nonsensical delays, management believes its patience will be rewarded and that the Development Agreement will be signed before the end of 2011. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and in view of the history of continuous delays by the Government, no assurance can be given at this time that the Development Agreement will be signed soon, or at all.
Omagine LLC’s financial model is frequently updated, modified and adjusted in order to capture what management believes are present market realities and projected trends. The financial model is organized to show best case, worst case and probable case scenarios. The most recent probable case scenario forecasts net positive cash flows for Omagine LLC of approximately $900 million dollars over the seven year period subsequent to the signing of the Development Agreement with a net present value of the Omagine Project of approximately $450 million dollars. Management believes this is a conservative forecast but cautions that it is an uncertain forecast and it is as of the date of this report. Omagine LLC will update this model at regular intervals as new facts and information become available, as the development program and design process unfolds and as market conditions require. It is virtually certain that the various components of the financial model – and therefore the estimates of total cash flow and net present value – will change and fluctuate from time to time as the project unfolds.
The sale of residential and commercial properties combined with the increase over the last several years in the value of the land constituting the Omagine Site, are the main revenue drivers supporting Omagine LLC's financial projections. The increase over the last several years in the value of the land constituting the Omagine Site is expected to have a positive effect on the valuation of the PIK.
Management cautions that investors should not place undue reliance on the aforementioned financial model projections or on estimates by market participants mentioned herein as all such projections, estimates and forecasts are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control, and no assurance can be given that the projections will be realized or that the estimates or forecasts will prove to be accurate. Potential investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statement or forecast, which speaks only as of the date hereof.