+ Steady increase in volume. Iron ore concentrates sold increased 66.7% YoY by volume in 4QFY21 and 67.9% in FY21. This lifted revenue by 111.6% in 4QFY21 and 84.1% in FY21. QoQ, volume sold and revenue were higher by 60.2% and 68.3% respectively.
+ Spike in margins. Gross profits more than doubled from US$5.5mn in 4QFY20 to US$13.6mn in 4QFY21. Gross profit margins rose from 67.1% to 78.6%. This was achieved with higher realised ASPs of iron ore concentrates, which went from US$92.83/DMT in 4QFY20 to US$120.70/DMT in 4QFY21. Unit costs also decreased from US$25.32/WMT to US$20.70/WMT with the help of efficiency gains.
+ Operating cash flow turned positive. Operating cash flow turned from a negative US$11k in 4QFY20 to a positive US$2.7mn in 4QFY21. 4QFY21 FCF remained a negative US$4.2mn vs. -US$478k in 4QFY20 from a spike in capex. Full year, FCF increased to US$7.1mn from US$4.8mn in FY20.
– Spike in capex. Capex jumped from US$390k in 4QFY20 to US$3.6mn in 4QFY21, as FML expanded its truck fleet and reinvested in its Bukit Besi mine for further exploration works.