MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 29, 2014) - 360 VOX Corporation (TSX VENTURE:VOX)
360 VOX Corporation ("360 VOX" or the "Company"), a global real estate company in the hospitality and asset management, real estate development and sales and marketing businesses, today reported year end results for the year ended December 31, 2013.
(All figures in Canadian dollars and presented under IFRS, except where otherwise indicated).
- Net revenue for the year of $25.5 million on gross revenues of $73 million for a net margin of 35%.
- Reportable segment profit in the sales and marketing division increased to $2.9 million from a loss of $0.35 million in 2012.
- Reportable segment profit for the hospitality and asset management division decreased by 18% to $4 million, from $4.9 million in 2012, as a result of the sale of three hotels under management. The reduction in profit was offset by the revenue earned from agreements entered into to manage two U.S. resorts in 2013.
- Reportable segment loss for the real estate development division decreased to $0.6 million from $1 million in 2012. This segment is poised to have a strong 2014 as new development agreements have been entered into in the latter part of 2013.
- Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 of $3.3 million, or $0.01 per share, compared to $10.4 million in 2012. The loss includes $1.3 million of acquisition and due diligence related costs and $3.8 million in amortization and write-offs, which, if excluded, results in adjusted net earnings(1) of $1.7 million.
- Cash balance at December 31, 2013 of $3.6 million.
Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 was $19.8 million, down 1% from $20 million in the third quarter and up by $12.8 million from the same quarter of fiscal 2012. Net revenue increased by $1.2 million from the third quarter, and increased by $1.6 million over the same quarter in fiscal 2012. Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 was $73 million, an increase of $60 million from the same period in 2012. Increase in revenue over 2012 is primarily revenue from the acquired businesses of Sotheby's International Realty Canada announced in the latter part of 2012.
Cash balance at the end of Q4 increased as a result of the private placement of convertible debentures ($8.7 million), announced earlier in the year, offset by the cash used to acquire the Company's hospitality division ($1.0 million), advances and investment made in a development in Croatia ($2.2 million), acquisition of property, plant and equipment ($0.86 million) and cash used for operations ($1.8 million).
Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $3.3 million, or $0.01 per share. The net loss was affected by non-cash adjustments required by IFRS, which includes significant amortization expense ($3.8 million). The net loss is also affected by one-time acquisition and due diligence related costs ($1.3 million). The adjusted net earnings(2), excluding amortization and acquisition and due diligence related costs, for the year ended December 31, 2013 would have been $1.7 million or $0.006 per share.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Robin Conners, President and CEO
About 360 VOX Corporation
360 VOX is a publicly traded company, incorporated under the laws of Ontario and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "VOX". 360 VOX is engaged in the business of managing and developing international hotel, resort, residential and commercial real estate projects through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, 360 VOX Asset Management Inc., 360 VOX GP, 360 VOX LLC, 360 VOX Developments Inc. and Wilton Properties Ltd. 360 VOX is also engaged in the sales and marketing of real estate through Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Blueprint Global Marketing.
For further information on 360 VOX please visit our websites at www.360vox.com and www.sothebysrealty.ca. 360 VOX's public filings, including its most recent audited consolidated financial statements, can be reviewed on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com).
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(1) Adjusted net earnings does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and thus may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the adjusted net earnings presented enables the Company's shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results. Investors should consider this non-IFRS measure in the context of the Company's IFRS results.
(2) Adjusted net earnings does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and thus may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the adjusted net earnings presented enables the Company's shareholders to better assess the Company's operating results. Investors should consider this non-IFRS measure in the context of the Company's IFRS results.