Rockwell Diamonds Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended May 31, 2017. For the quarter, the company reported loss attributable to the owners of the parent of CAD 2.289 million or 4.16 cents per basic share compared to profit attributable to the owners of the parent company of CAD 0.570 million or 1.04 cents per basic share a year ago. Loss before income tax was CAD 2,289,000 compared to profit before income tax of CAD 578,000 a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was CAD 430,000 compared to CAD 1,385,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was CAD 3,856,000 compared to CAD 1,737,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted headline loss per share was 3.95 cents compared to earnings per share of 0.67 cents a year ago.