TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 31, 2015) – Mitchell Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UFC) (the “Company”), confirmed today that the Company has filed financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2015 (the “Financial Statements”).
For the three month period ended June 30, 2015, the Company reported earnings before income taxes of $135,125 on rental revenues of $1,188,353 compared to earnings before income taxes of $137,747 on rental revenues of $1,187,179 for the corresponding period in 2014. Revenues remained constant for the six month comparative periods. Rental expenses for the three month period ended June 30, 2015 decreased to $554,026 compared to $629,880 for the corresponding period in 2014. The decrease is a result of decrease in repairs and maintenance expense in respect of the Company’s interest in 10 residential properties consisting of 1,870 residential suites located in Quebec and Montreal (the “Quebec Properties”) from the corresponding period.
Net income during the six month period ended June 30, 2015 increased to $506,696 from $284,388 during the corresponding period in 2014. This increase is attributable to a reduction in financing costs, unrealized gain on marketable securities, and decrease in unrealized loss on investment properties.
Financing costs decreased during the three month period ended June 30, 2015 to $201,580 from $240,824 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2014. Administrative costs also decreased to $156,168 during the three month period ended June 30, 2015 from $159,878 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2014.
FUNDS FROM OPERATIONS
Funds from Operations (“FFO”) is a non-IFRS measure and should not be construed as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS. However, FFO is an operating performance measure which is widely used by the real estate industry and the Company has calculated FFO in accordance with the recommendations of the Real Properties Association of Canada (“REALpac”).
FFO, or any other non-IFRS performance measure, is not intended to represent operating profits for the period or from a property. Furthermore, it should not be viewed as an alternative to net income, cash flow from operating activities or similar measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS.
FFO is a widely accepted supplemental measure of financial performance for real estate entities; however, it does not represent amounts available for capital programs, debt service obligations, commitments or uncertainties. FFO should not be interpreted as an indicator of cash generated from operating activities and is not indicative of cash available to fund operating expenditures, or for the payment of cash distributions. FFO is simply one measure of operating performance.
FFO for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2015 are as follows:
|3 Months Ended
June 30, 2015
3 Months Ended
June 30, 2014
|6 Months Ended
June 30, 2015
|6 Months Ended
June 30, 2014
|Earnings (Loss) before income tax||$135,125||$137,747||$565,505||$347,523|
|Gain on sale of securities||–||–||–||–|
|Unrealized (gain) loss on securities||$18,380||($20,196)||($142,990)||($52,360)|
|Unrealized loss on investment properties||$139,821||$47,223||$139,821||$247,394|
|Funds from Operations (FFO)||$276,579||$156,597||$537,543||$524,285|
During the three month period ended June 30, 2015, FFO increased to $276,579 from $156,579 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2014. FFO increased during the six month period ended June 30, 2015 to $537,543 from $524,285 for the corresponding six month period ended June 30, 2014.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
As of June 30, 2015, the Company had cash and marketable securities on hand in the amount of $5,724,187 and $621,382, respectively, and short term investments in the amount of $2,721,171.
As of June 30, 2015, the Company had mortgages payable in the amount of $23,441,226, which was comprised of: (i) $11,917,558 representing a mortgage payable for the Don Mills Properties; (ii) $5,422,585 is representing mortgages payable for the Belleville Properties and London Properties; and (iii) $6,101,083 representing a mortgage payable on the Quebec Properties.
With continuing increases in the Company’s rental income, the stability of the Belleville and London Properties and with the addition of the Quebec Properties, cash flow is expected to remain stable and the Company is expected to continue to satisfy its debt obligations.
ASSETS / LIABILITIES
As of June 30, 2015, total assets were $51,573,828 compared to $47,211,558 as of December 31, 2014.
The Company announced on June 17, 2015 that it adopted a dividend policy (the “Dividend Policy”), a dividend reinvestment plan for holders of common shares in the capital of the Company and a dividend reinvestment plan for the holder of Series A, first preferred shares (the “Preferred Shares”) in the capital of the Company.
As part of the Company’s long-term strategy to maximize shareholder value, the board of directors approved the implementation of the Dividend Policy. Pursuant to the Dividend Policy, the Company intends to pay an annual aggregate dividend of $0.005 per common share and $0.005 per Preferred Share, payable quarterly in the amount of $0.00125 per Common Share and Preferred Share. The record date for dividends is anticipated to be set as the last business day of March, June, September and December in each year and the payment date in each case is anticipated to be approximately two weeks from the record date.
SUMMARY OF QUARTERLY RESULTS
The following selected financial data is derived from the unaudited quarterly financial statements of the Company:
|Quarter ended||Revenue||Net Income||
|June 30, 2015||$1,188,353||$89,726||0.002||0.002|
|March 31, 2015||$1,183,528||$416,970||0.010||0.008|
|December 31, 2014||$1,192,556||$2,462,190||0.057||0.048|
|September 30, 2014||$1,203,021||$315,922||0.010||0.010|
|June 30, 2014||$1,185,504||$119,301||0.003||0.002|
|March 31, 2014||$1,158,263||$165,087||0.004||0.003|
|December 31, 2013||$1,330,217||$1,418,536||0.033||0.027|
|September 30, 2013||$686,670||$441,974||0.010||0.010|
1 Basic earnings per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted net income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Potential common shares consist of the incremental common shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options using the treasury stock method.
For comprehensive disclosure of the Company’s performance for the three month and six month periods ended June 30, 2015 and its financial position as at such date, reference should be made to: (i) the Financial Statements and the notes thereto; and (ii) management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition at, and results of operations for the period ended June 30, 2015, which have been filed with applicable securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Urbanfund Corp. is a Toronto-based real estate development and operating company. Urbanfund Corp. is a TSX Venture exchange listed real estate company based in Toronto. The Company’s common shares trade under the symbol UFC on the TSX Venture Exchange. Urbanfund’s focus is to identify, evaluate and invest in real estate or real estate related projects. The Company’s assets are located in Toronto, Kitchener, Belleville and London, Ontario and in Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec. The Company’s strategy going forward remains committed to seek accretive real estate or real estate-related opportunities.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect Management’s expectations regarding the Company’s growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities and dividends. Statements about the Company’s future plans and intentions, results, levels of activity, cash flow from operations, performance, goals or achievements, proposed dividends or other future events constitute forward-looking statements. Wherever possible, words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict” or “potential” or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect Management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management as at the date hereof.
Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: general economic and market segment conditions, interest rates, costs outside of the Company’s control such as Real Estate Taxes and utilities, the ability of tenants to satisfy their contractual rent obligations and any unforeseen repair, maintenance or replacement of the Company’s assets. More detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ than current expectations is contained in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section of the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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