Timbercreek Financial Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – August 10, 2017) – Timbercreek Financial (TSX: TF) (the “Company”) announced today its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017 (“Q2 2017″ and “YTD 2017″, respectively).

“Our second–quarter financial and operational results were strong, highlighted by robust distributable income,” said Andrew Jones, CEO of Timbercreek Financial. “Deal flow continues to be healthy and the competitive environment remains favourable, as evidenced by advances in the period, which were the highest in our history. The portfolio continues to perform well, delivering attractive risk–adjusted income to our shareholders.”

Cameron Goodnough, President of Timbercreek Financial, added: “We continued to increase our capital base in the second quarter in order to capitalize on the demand for our customized financing solutions. We added $50 million of capacity to our credit facility, bringing the total available to $400 million, and completed our third convertible debenture offering since the merger, raising $45 million.”

Second Quarter Highlights (versus Q2 2016)

For financial reporting purposes, the amalgamation contemplates Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation (“TMC”) as the acquirer of Timbercreek Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation (“MTG”) on June 30, 2016, and as a result, the financials reflect a full quarter of TF's results for Q2 2017 in comparison to a full quarter of TMC's results for Q2 2016.

  • Net interest income was $21.4 million, up from $10.9 million (Q1 2017 – $20.8 million)
  • Net income and comprehensive income was $13.1 million, from $13.3 million (Q1 2017 – $12.9 million)
  • Basic adjusted earnings per share remained stable at $0.18 compared to $0.18 (Q1 2017 – $0.18) and diluted earnings per share were $0.18 compared to $0.18 (Q1 2017 – $0.17)
  • Weighted average interest rate on net mortgage investments was 7.2% compared to 9.1% (Q1 2017 – 7.3%), which reflects management's repositioning of the portfolio into lower–risk and more liquid mortgages
  • Weighted average lender fees on all investments were 0.9%, compared to 1.5% (Q1 2017 – 1.1%)
  • Distributable income per share remained stable at $0.19 (Q1 2017 – $0.18)
  • On June 13, 2017, the Company closed on an unsecured convertible debenture offering for gross proceeds of $40.0 million plus additional $5.0 million on June 27, 2017 from the over–allotment option and net proceeds of $42.8 million. The unsecured convertible debentures will mature on June 30, 2024 and pay interest semi–annually on June 30 and December 31 at a rate of 5.30% per annum

June 30, 2017 – Investment Portfolio Highlights

  • Net mortgage investments increased by 7.4% to $1,098.1 million (March 31, 2017 – $1,022.1 million) due to $191.4 million in advances offset by $115.4 million in repayments
  • Net other investments increased to $62.0 million (March 31, 2017 – $24.90 million) due to $38.1 million in net advances offset by $1.0 million in repayments
  • Net mortgage investments secured by cash–flowing properties represented 90.4% of the portfolio (March 31, 2017 – 88.6%), a key hallmark of our defensive investment strategy and highlighted by 50.3% secured by rental apartments
  • First mortgages, which are lower risk, increased to 91.9% of the portfolio (March 31, 2017 – 86.5%)
  • Weighted average loan–to–value decreased to 65.6% (March 31, 2017 – 67.2%)
  • Weighted average remaining term to maturity of 1.3 years (March 31, 2017 – 1.3 years)
  • The portfolio continues to be well diversified across Canada's largest provinces: Ontario (53.2%), Quebec (16.0%), British Columbia (11.6%), and Alberta (10.4%)

Operating Results Highlights

             
    Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
  Year ended December 31,
    2017   2016   2017   2016   2016
Net interest income   $ 21,448   $ 10,922   $ 42,214   $ 21,720   $ 61,422
Income from operations   $ 18,357   $ 8,504   $ 35,901   $ 16,867   $ 51,231
Total net income and comprehensive income   $ 13,135   $ 13,342   $ 26,081   $ 20,518   $ 45,999
Earnings per share (basic)   $ 0.18   $ 0.33   $ 0.35   $ 0.50   $ 0.80
Earnings per share (diluted)   $ 0.18   $ 0.32   $ 0.35   $ 0.50   $ 0.80
Adjusted total net income and comprehensive income   $ 13,135   $ 7,199   $ 26,081   $ 14,375   $ 39,940
Adjusted earnings per share (basic and diluted)   $ 0.18   $ 0.18   $ 0.35   $ 0.35   $ 0.70
                               
Dividends to shareholders   $ 12,656   $ 7,294   $ 25,290   $ 14,589   $ 39,893
Dividends per common share   $ 0.171   $ 0.180   $ 0.342   $ 0.360   $ 0.702
Payout ratio on earnings per share     96.3%     54.7%     97.0%     71.1%     86.7%
Distributable income   $ 14,080   $ 7,606   $ 27,491   $ 14,860   $ 42,636
Distributable income per share   $ 0.19   $ 0.19   $ 0.37   $ 0.37   $ 0.74
Payout ratio on distributable income     89.9%     95.9%     92.0%     98.2%     93.5%
                               
                               

Quarterly Conference Call

Interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call with management on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) which will be followed by a question and answer period with analysts. Instructions on how to participate on this call are provided below:

   
  Dial–in–number(s): 1–(855) 223–7310
   
  Event Conference ID: 53923943
   

The playback of the conference call will also be available on www.timbercreekfinancial.com following the call.

About the Company

Timbercreek Financial is a leading non–bank, commercial real estate lender providing shorter–duration, structured financing solutions to commercial real estate professionals. Our sophisticated, service–oriented approach allows us to meet the needs of borrowers, including faster execution and more flexible terms that are not typically provided by Canadian financial institutions. By employing thorough underwriting, active management and strong governance, we are able to meet these needs while generating strong risk–adjusted yields for investors. Further information is available on our website, www.timbercreekfinancial.com.

Non–IFRS Measures

The Company prepares and releases financial statements in accordance with IFRS. As a complement to results provided in accordance with IFRS, the Company discloses certain financial measures not recognized under IFRS and that do not have standard meanings prescribed by IFRS (collectively the “non–IFRS measures”). These non–IFRS measures are further described in Management's Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) available on SEDAR. The Company has presented such non–IFRS measures because the Manager believes they are relevant measures of the ability of the Company to earn and distribute cash dividends to investors and to evaluate the Company's performance. These non–IFRS measures should not be construed as alternatives to net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) or cash flows from operating activities determined in accordance with IFRS as indicators of the Company's performance.

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Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. Enters Agreement with Investor Relations Provider

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – August 10, 2017) – Wolf Wiese, President & CEO of Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: GOM) (FRANKFURT: 3G8A) (OTC PINK: GDMRF) (the “Company” or “Golden Dawn“), announces the Company has entered into an agreement with Imperial Guardian Capital Group. (“IGCG”) of Toronto, Ontario to provide investor relations services, to target, Canadian, American institutional and retail investors. IGCG is led by founder Andrew P. McDermott. Please visit www.igcg.com for further details. IGCG does not have equity or any other financial interest in the Company. The term of the agreement is for three months with a monthly fee of $5,000. This agreement may be renewed at the option of the Company. 240,000 stock options are issuable to IGCG and subject to vesting as per TSX.V regulations. The stock options are issued at an exercise price of $0.30 and have an expiry date of August 15, 2022.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Wolf Wiese, President & CEO

THIS PRESS RELEASE WAS PREPARED BY MANAGEMENT, WHO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS CONTENT. NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CERTAIN FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WHICH INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, DELAYS, AND UNCERTAINTIES NOT UNDER THE COMPANY'S CONTROL WHICH MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE, OR ACHIEVEMENTS IMPLIED BY THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. WE SEEK SAFE HARBOR.