DealNet Capital Corp.
TSX VENTURE : DLS

DealNet Capital Corp.

August 29, 2016 07:30 ET

Dealnet Reports Continued Growth in Consumer Finance Receivables Driven by Strong Origination Volumes in the Second Quarter of 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2016) - Dealnet Capital Corp. ("Dealnet" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DLS), reported today its second quarter 2016 results for the three and six month periods ending June 30, 2016. All results are reported under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise specified.

  • Quarterly originations increased 67% to $20.5 Million including the first full quarter of EcoHome Financial origination volumes.
  • Consumer finance receivables increased 21% over the first quarter to $100.6 Million.
  • Consumer finance interest income increased 128% over the first quarter to $2.46 Million.
  • Consumer finance business reported a segment profit of $0.4 Million.
  • Outstanding consumer finance agreements increased by 15% to a total of 22,224.
  • Cash proceeds of $4.1 Million were received from warrant exercises during the quarter.

Second Consecutive Quarter of Record Origination Volumes of $20.5 Million as a result of organic growth through strategic partnerships with manufacturers and distributors. Dealnet's active dealer count as of June 30, 2016 was over 330.

Consumer Finance Receivables increased 21% to $100.6 Million from $83 Million in the prior quarter. This increase in receivables is a result of accelerated originations across EcoHome Financial and One Dealer Financial, the company's captive lending platforms.

Consumer Finance Interest Income of $2.46 Million compared to $1.08 Million in the prior quarter. The increase from the prior quarter includes a full quarter of interest income from EcoHome.

Consumer Finance Business reported a $0.4 Million segment profit, compared to a $0.1 Million loss in the prior quarter.

Received Cash Proceeds of $4.1 Million from the exercise of common share purchase warrants during the quarter. Since January 1, 2016 to the date of this release, the Company has received a total of $8.1 Million from the exercise of 26.7 Million common share purchase warrants. Included in this amount is approximately $1.4 Million from Management and Directors of the Company.

"With EcoHome fully integrated, our Consumer Finance business, as expected, surpassed the $100 Million milestone this quarter and is now profitable on a segmented basis. We continue to onboard new dealers across Canada driven by both partnerships with manufacturers and distributors of home improvement products as well as new dealer additions," stated Michael Hilmer, CEO of Dealnet. "This month we announced significant new funding facilities which reduces our blended cost of funding to less than 4% based on current market yields. In addition, we completed a securitization with one of our new funders subsequent to the quarter. I am extremely pleased with the hard work of our team and the support of our partners enabling us to achieve all of our goals in the quarter and look forward to the Company realizing the economic benefits of our growth trajectory."

BUSINESS AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Executed strategic financing arrangements with manufacturers and distributors of HVAC and other home improvement products.
  • Completed integration of EcoHome.
  • Closed a securitization facility with a major Canadian life insurance company providing $75 Million in funding for the Company's lease and loan products.
  • Closed a $20 Million funding facility with a financial institution.
  • Renewed an existing securitization facility with a Schedule 1 Bank. The Company typically securitizes approximately $3-4 Million monthly under this facility.

Additionally, on August 24, 2016, the Company's mobile messaging business purchased various mobile messaging contracts from an arms-length party for total consideration of approximately $900,000 including 543,921 common shares valued at $300,000. The shares issued as part of the transaction are subject to a hold period until December 25, 2016. These messaging contracts represented a strategic opportunity for the mobile messaging segment and are expected to add annual recurring revenues and EBITDA of approximately $700,000 and $300,000, respectively.

Q2 2016 CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS:

DATE: Monday August 29, 2016
TIME: 10:00 A.M. EST
DIAL IN NUMBER: Local / International: 416-340-2216
North American Toll Free: 866-223-7781
REPLAY NUMBER: Local / International: 905-694-9451
North American Toll Free: 800-408-3053
Passcode: 9652820
WEBSITE: To view the press release or any additional financial information, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Dealnet website at: http://www.dealnetcapital.com/investors/

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About Dealnet Capital Corp.

Dealnet is an engagement enabled consumer finance company that is initially focused on home improvement finance solutions including heating ventilation and air conditioning financing and leasing. Dealnet leverages its large scale customer service and engagement technology platform to attract home improvement dealers by providing front and back office services to them resulting in dealer origination growth.

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