Envoy Capital Group Inc.
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Envoy Capital Group Inc.

August 13, 2009 17:00 ET

Envoy Capital Group Inc. Announces Third Quarter Results for Fiscal 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2009) - Envoy Capital Group Inc. (TSX:ECG)(NASDAQ:ECGI) today announced its financial results for its third quarter of Fiscal 2009.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, Envoy incurred a net loss of ($1.8) million or ($0.21) per fully diluted share compared with a net loss of ($1.3) million or ($0.14) per fully diluted share for the same quarter last year. The per share calculations are based on fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 8.6 million for the current quarter and 8.9 million for last year.

The Consumer and Retail Branding Division, Watt International Inc. incurred a loss of ($647,000) in the third quarter compared with profit of $670,000 last year. This loss includes approximately $325,000 in non-recurring expenses.

The Merchant Banking Division incurred a loss of ($860,000) during the third quarter this year compared with a loss of ($1.4) million last year. This loss includes a foreign currency loss of approximately $600,000.

Management's discussion and analysis, containing a full analysis of financial results, is available on EDGAR (www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

About Envoy Capital Group Inc.

Envoy Capital Group Inc. (TSX:ECG)(NASDAQ:ECGI) is a merchant banking organization that focuses on providing financial services as well as equity and debt capital, to small and mid-cap companies. For more information on Envoy Capital Group Inc., visit our website at www.envoy.to

Cautionary Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E (i) (1) of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Envoy Capital Group's actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these statements. Such factors include the following: general economic and business conditions, changes in demand for Envoy Capital Group's services, changes in competition, the ability of Envoy Capital Group to integrate acquisitions or complete future acquisitions, interest rate fluctuations, currency exchange rate fluctuations, dependence upon and availability of qualified personnel and changes in government regulation. In light of these and other uncertainties, the forward-looking statements included in this press release should not be regarded as a representation by Envoy Capital Group that Envoy Capital Group's plans and objectives will be achieved. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the statements.



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Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet Highlights
Unaudited - Prepared by Management
(Expressed In Canadian dollars)

As at: June 30 September 30
2009 2008
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Current assets $ 23,925,920 $ 28,822,868
Long-term assets 7,261,221 7,659,176
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31,187,141 36,482,044
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Current liabilities 3,167,391 4,322,723
Long-term liabilities - -
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3,167,391 4,322,723

Minority interest 11,852 -

Shareholders' equity 28,007,898 32,159,321
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$ 31,187,141 $ 36,482,044
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Financial Highlights
Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited - Prepared by Management
(Expressed In Canadian dollars)
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For the nine months ended: June 30 June 30
2009 2008
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Net revenue from consumer branding business $ 10,130,534 $ 12,054,545
Net investment losses (481,738) (1,095,490)
Interest and dividend income 233,533 602,841
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9,882,329 11,561,896
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Operating expenses:
Salaries and benefits 10,346,738 9,939,468
General and administrative 2,493,198 2,500,075
Occupancy costs 570,551 442,679
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13,410,487 12,882,222

Depreciation 517,573 551,396

Interest expense and financing costs 50,660 59,793
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13,978,720 13,493,411
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Loss before income taxes and minority interest (4,096,391) (1,931,515)

Income tax recovery - (25,780)

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Loss before minority interest (4,096,391) (1,905,735)

Minority interest (4,445) -

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Net loss (4,091,946) (1,905,735)
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Loss per share
Basic $ (0.48) $ (0.21)
Diluted $ (0.48) $ (0.21)

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Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding - basic 8,558,496 9,268,345
Weighted average number of common shares
outstanding - fully diluted 8,558,496 9,268,345

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Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Retained Earnings (Deficit)
Unaudited - Prepared by Management
(Expressed In Canadian dollars)

(Deficit) retained earnings,
beginning of period $ (7,064,010) $ 3,094,135

Net loss (4,091,946) (1,905,735)

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(Deficit) retained earnings, end of period $ (11,155,956) $ 1,188,400
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Financial Highlights
Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited - Prepared by Management
(Expressed In Canadian dollars)
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For the three months ended: June 30 June 30
2009 2008
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Net revenue from consumer branding business $ 3,134,035 $ 4,521,386
Net investment losses (226,762) (1,164,758)
Interest and dividend income 25,378 165,784
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2,932,651 3,522,412
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Operating expenses:
Salaries and benefits 3,508,366 3,531,981
General and administrative 856,744 940,285
Occupancy costs 180,316 122,248
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4,545,426 4,594,514

Depreciation 166,341 182,950

Interest expense and financing costs 33,401 29,752
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4,745,168 4,807,216
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Loss before income taxes and minority interest (1,812,517) (1,284,804)

Income tax expense - -

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Loss before minority interest (1,812,517) (1,284,804)

Minority interest (1,415) -

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Net loss (1,811,102) (1,284,804)
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Loss per share
Basic $ (0.21) $ (0.14)
Diluted $ (0.21) $ (0.14)

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Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding - basic 8,558,377 8,882,658
Weighted average number of common
shares outstanding - fully diluted 8,558,377 8,882,658

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Envoy Capital Group Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Retained Earnings (Deficit)
Unaudited - Prepared by Management
(Expressed In Canadian dollars)

(Deficit) retained earnings,
beginning of period $ (9,344,854) $ 2,473,204

Net loss (1,811,102) (1,284,804)

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(Deficit) retained earnings, end of period $ (11,155,956) $ 1,188,400
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Contact Information

  • Envoy Capital Group Inc.
    Joseph Leeder
    (416) 593-1212
    Or contact our investor relations department at:
    info@envoy.to