All amounts are stated in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated.
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Terra Firma Capital Corporation (TSX-V: TII) (“Terra Firma” or the “Company“), a real estate finance company, today announced its financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021.
Q3 2021 Financial Highlights (as compared to Q3 2020, where applicable):
- Total Assets of $144.1 million compared to 137.2 million
- Total Investments (a non-IFRS financial measure)(1) of $139.1 million compared to $123.7 million
- Total Assets under management (“AUM,” a non-IFRS financial measure)(2) of $152.3 million compared to $145.8 million
- Book Value per share increased by 3.2% to $7.63 (CA$9.67(3)) per share
- Paid CA$0.05 per share in the quarterly dividend
- Revenues increased by 2.5% to $4.2 million
- Income from operations before income taxes decreased to $1.0 million compared to $1.4 million.
- Net income and comprehensive income decreased by 52.7% to $532,000
- Adjusted net income and comprehensive income (a non-IFRS financial measure)(4) decreased by 15.0% to $751,000
- Basic and diluted earnings per share decreased by 49.4% to $0.10 (CA$0.13(3))
- Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share (a non-IFRS financial measure)(4) decreased by 18.9% to $0.13 (CA$0.16(3))
“Terra Firma has made great strides and more than doubled its investments in land banking over the last year in what is a strong and growing business line and continues to form strong relationships with some of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. to build its pipeline for the future. We expect this to be our strongest growth engine in the coming years ahead. Terra Firma has also launched its second fund targeting $75 million and is now in the process of closing it in the coming weeks,” commented Glenn Watchorn, Chief Executive Officer of Terra Firma Capital Corporation. “The significant progress that the Company has made over the year has improved our financial results with the earnings per share growing by over 45% year over year and the adjusted earnings per share growing by 11% over last quarter. As a result of improved results, the Company has increased its cash dividends by 20% from next quarter.”
Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased by 2.5% to $4.2 million, compared to $4.1 million during the same period in 2020, primarily due to an increase in finance income from the Company’s investment in land banking transactions (finance leases), partly offset by a decrease in interest and fees earned from loan investments. Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 remained relatively consistent at $11.9 million compared to the same period in 2020 of $11.8M. The Company continues to see an increase in finance income from land banking (investment in finance leases) as this investment line continues to grow, while there has been a decrease in interest and fee income due to net repayments of loan and mortgage investments.
Interest and financing expense for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased by $320,000 to $2.3 million compared to the same period last year. Interest and financing expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased by 0.8% to $6.4 million compared to $6.36 million from the same period last year.
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021 were $960,000 compared to $618,000 for the same period last year. General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, were $2.8 million compared to $2.1 million for the same period last year. General and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 includes incentive rewards estimate of $166,081 and $516,081, respectively, due to the management reaching its incentive reward targets. Incentive rewards are calculated quarterly and payable once the Company’s operating results for the year are finalized. Previously, the incentive rewards were calculated in the fourth quarter when the Company’s operating results for the year were finalized.
The Company recognized a foreign exchange loss of $77,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to a foreign exchange gain of 190,000 for the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recognized a foreign exchange gain of $127,000 compared to a foreign exchange loss of $246,000 for the same period last year.
The net income and comprehensive income attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $532,000 or $0.10 per basic and diluted per share compared to $1.1 million or $0.20 per basic and diluted share for the same period last year. The net income and comprehensive income attributable to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $2.0 million or $0.35 per basic and diluted share compared to $1.3 million or $0.24 per basic and diluted share for the same period last year. The unrealized foreign exchange gains from the increase in the U.S. dollar for the purposes of Canadian taxes negatively impacted the net income.
The Company’s Total Investments(1) at September 30, 2021, was $139.1 million, compared to $122.6 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of 13.5% or $16.5 million, resulting primarily from the increase in the investment in finance leases totaling $23.5 million.
The combination of the principal balance of the Company’s loan and mortgage syndications and loan payable to Debt Fund I totaled $78.7 million at September 30, 2021, compared to $71.4 million at December 31, 2020, representing an increase of 10.3% or $7.3 million.
The Company’s Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements as at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, have been filed and are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
About Terra Firma
Terra Firma is a full service, publicly traded real estate finance company that provides real estate financings secured by investment properties and real estate developments in Canada and throughout the United States. The Company focuses on arranging and providing financing with flexible terms to real estate developers and owners who require shorter-term loans to bridge a transitional period of one to five years where they require capital at various stages of development or redevelopment of a property. These loans are typically repaid with lower cost, longer-term debt obtained from other Canadian financial institutions once the applicable transitional period is over or the redevelopment is complete or from proceeds generated from the sale of the real estate assets. Terra Firma offers a full spectrum of real estate financing under the guidance of strict corporate governance, clarity and transparency. For further information, please visit Terra Firma’s website at www.tfcc.ca.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
This press release refers to certain financial measures, including adjusted net income and comprehensive income and Total Investments, each as described below, which are not measures defined under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as prescribed by the International Accounting Standards Board, do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and should not be construed as alternatives to profit/loss or other measures of financial performance or financial position calculated in accordance with IFRS. These measures may differ from those made by other companies and accordingly may not be comparable to such measures as reported by other companies. These measures have been derived from the Company’s financial statements and disclosed herein because the Company believes they are of assistance in the understanding of the operational performance of the Company. Non-IFRS financial measures are commonly used by the financial community to analyze and compare the performance of companies engaged in the same industries and to help evaluate the trends more readily.
|(1)||Total Investments (excluding cash) consists of the principal balance of loan and mortgage investments, investment in finance leases, portfolio investments, investments in associates, convertible note receivables and an investment property held in joint operations.|
|(2)||AUM are the assets managed by the Company on behalf of the Company’s syndicate investors, as well as the Company’s assets, and do not include capital commitments that have not yet been funded.|
|(3)||Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share for Q3 2021 were translated to CA$ using the exchange rate of $1.2601, respectively. Book Value per share was translated to CA$ using the exchange rate $1.2680.|
|(4)||Adjusted net income and comprehensive income (as well as adjusted net income and comprehensive income attributable to common shareholders, adjusted diluted net income and comprehensive income attributable to common shareholders, which in the current periods are equal to adjusted net income and comprehensive income and adjusted earnings per share are calculated by adjusting the following (as applicable), irrespective of materiality:|
Note that further information concerning such non-IFRS financial measures, including reconciliations of such non-IFRS financial measures to the most directly comparable measure specified, defined or determined under IFRS for the periods indicated, can be found in the Company’s Management’s Discussion & Analysis for the three and six months ended September 30, 2021.
The TSX-V has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. The TSX-V does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
This Press Release contains forward‐looking statements with respect matters concerning the business, operations, strategy and financial performance of Terra Firma, and include statements concerning size of new transactions expected to result from outstanding LOIs, anticipated transactions to result from relationships with U.S. national homebuilders, prospects for future earnings growth Terra Firma’s loan originations expected in 2021 and their impact on AUM, and the potential to raise a much larger second fund. These statements generally can be identified by use of forward-looking word such as “may”, “will”, “expects”, “estimates”, “indicates” “anticipates”, “intends”, “believe”, “should” or “could” or the negative thereof or similar variations. The future business, operations and performance of Terra Firma could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such forward‐looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations, including the matters covered by any non-binding letters of intent that are not completed, as well as risks relating to market factors, competition, and dependence on tenants’ financial conditions, environmental and tax related matters, and reliance on key personnel, as well as the risks discussed in Terra Firma’s most recently filed annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis, any subsequently filed interim Management’s Discussion and Analysis or Terra Firma’s most recently filed Annual Information Form. Forward‐looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including that the general economy, local real estate conditions and interest rates are stable, the absence of significant changes in government regulation, and the continued availability of equity and debt financing. There can be no assurances that forward‐looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements. The cautionary statements qualify all forward‐looking statements attributable to Terra Firma and persons acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this Press Release and Terra Firma does not assume any obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable Canadian securities laws
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Terra Firma Capital Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020
|Three months ended||Nine months ended|
|Interest and fees||$||2,803,709||$||3,435,583||$||8,449,687||$||9,758,997|
|Property operating costs||15,014||13,538||44,900||40,014|
|General and administrative||959,694||617,904||2,830,233||2,088,758|
|Share based compensation (recovery)||(122,853||)||69,541||239,880||(26,048||)|
|Interest and financing costs||2,309,715||1,990,122||6,408,460||6,355,180|
|Allowance for (recovery of) loan and mortgage investment loss||–||(17,767||)||(155,322||)||899,204|
|Allowance for investment in finance lease loss||52,494||–||310,604||–|
|Allowance for uncollectible receivables||–||–||9,776||161,428|
|Realized and unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain)||76,963||(189,833||)||(126,906||)||246,419|
|Share of loss (income) from investment in associates||(118,060||)||257,929||(285,115||)||172,592|
|Income from operations before income taxes||1,039,859||1,367,800||2,644,882||1,936,820|
|Net income and comprehensive income||$||532,008||$||1,125,597||$||1,970,045||$||1,323,195|
|Earnings per share|
Terra Firma Capital Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||2,361,394||$||3,780,824|
|Funds held in trust||1,910,653||5,862,799|
|Amounts receivable and prepaid expenses||710,287||596,864|
|Loan and mortgage investments||85,581,874||93,043,813|
|Investment in finance lease||43,714,447||20,489,655|
|Investment in associates||4,488,546||3,112,395|
|Investment property held in joint operations||1,741,872||1,735,712|
|Convertible note receivable||1,562,217||1,080,536|
|Right of use asset||901,866||1,056,879|
|Income taxes recoverable||118,176||–|
|Loan and mortgage syndications||54,064,231||71,374,100|
|Loan payable to Debt Fund I||24,662,603||–|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||5,231,967||8,670,756|
|Unsecured note payable||2,256,732||1,794,150|
|Income taxes payable||–||609,499|
|Deferred income tax liabilities||158,189||219,337|
|Foreign currency translation reserve||(6,885,398||)||(6,885,398||)|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||144,138,355||$||133,052,468|