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TanzaniteOne First-Half Sales, Profits Drop

25 september 2009

TanzaniteOne reported an interim first half loss of $580,000, which was a sharp decline from profits of $3.5 million for the first half of 2008, RAPAPORT reported. Revenue fell 77 percent to $4.9 million. The number of carats recovered fell 21 percent and the cash cost per carat rose to $3.99 from $3.38. The mining company noted that its second sight of the year was delayed and held in July, which further eroded first half revenue. The sale achieved $2.01 million and will be included in second half results.
Zane Swanepoel, managing director of TanzaniteOne, said that results were  encouraging given the "very difficult conditions" at the end of 2008. TanzaniteOne is experiencing a significant upswing in prices for tanzanite. "In addition to selling stones mined during the period we are gradually releasing the stockpile of high value stones which we chose to build up at the worst period for the tanzanite market. Increases in price at our traditional sight sales have also been augmented by a number of new sales strategies with $2.23 million in revenue being achieved through new sales channels such as our own retail outlets in Tanzania and through direct sales to jewellers," he said. TanzaniteOne expects to exceed production targets for the full year at 1.7 million carats. TanzaniteOne will hold two more sights this year.
TanzaniteOne also announced a new marketing and sales strategy, beginning with a joint venture agreement to create TanzaniteOne CuttingEdge. The venture will focus upon precision cutting and visual optimization of lighter colored tanzanites. TanzaniteOne CuttingEdge will cut calibrated stones on order, thereby eliminating the risk of having large quantities of unsold stock. These stones will be sold through existing retail connections most of which are located in Europe and Asia.
Bernard Olivier, executive director of TanzaniteOne, said of the venture that the aim was to increase the value of the lighter pastel colored and slightly included tanzanite. "This initiative will complement and enhance TanzaniteOne's present sales strategy, which is centered on the sale of rough tanzanite via the sightholder system." Olivier introduced  Gavin Pearce and Edward Eramanis as new members of the  board for TanzaniteOne CuttingEdge. Pearce was a sales executive for Argyle Diamonds and became marketing and sales director for the joint venture.  Eramanis is the chief executive of Charles Edward Jewellers of Perth, Australia.
TanzaniteOne CuttingEdge has signed  two agreements with cutting and distribution houses. GRAFGEM will aim to develop an exclusive marketing and sales agreement for using  highest quality tanzanite in the watch and jewelry industry. Alankara SKR  will develop a high-tolerance cutting and polishing co-op.