Quinsam Capital Corporation

Quinsam Capital Corporation

July 21, 2016 12:38 ET

Quinsam Declares Quarterly Dividend and Provides Update on Performance

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) -


Quinsam Capital Corporation (CSE:QCA) ("Quinsam" or the "Company") today announced its regular quarterly dividend and provided an update on performance.

Q2/2016 Dividend

The Board of Directors of Quinsam has approved the eighth consecutive quarterly dividend of $0.001 per share ($0.004 per share per year). The dividend represents an indicated yield of 4.4% based on the most recent trading price of $0.09 per share. The distribution will be paid on August 19, 2016 to shareholders of record on July 29, 2016. This dividend will not be designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes. Future quarterly dividends will be subject to Board approval.

Update on Recent Events

While Q2/2016 results have not been finalized, Quinsam believes at this time that its portfolio generated sufficient returns in Q2 to pay all expenses, cover the quarterly distribution to shareholders plus grow its portfolio to a modest degree.

Since the end of Q2/2016, performance has improved. "While we are still very early in Q3/2016, the last couple of weeks have been the best we have seen since the market weakness last fall," said Roger Dent, CEO.

Some months ago, Quinsam made an investment in a private company that is engaged in commercial unmanned aerial systems (drone) services for agricultural customers. The going-public transaction took longer to complete than was expected. However, trading in Deveron UAS Corp. commenced on July 19, 2016 at a level well in excess of our cost price.

In Q1/2016, Quinsam made an investment in an advanced Ontario based gold explorer, Augustine Ventures Inc. We purchased units at $0.055 including a full warrant exercisable at $0.08. Augustine recently traded at $0.15 and the investment has had a beneficial impact on performance. Augustine is in the process of consolidating ownership of its land holdings through a proposed merger with Red Pine Exploration Inc. We think that the consolidation of ownership will have a beneficial impact on the investment community's perception of the company.

Trading in another of our private investments, Imex Systems Inc., also recently commenced. The trading price is again in excess of our cost price.

In 2015, Quinsam helped create and invested in a Capital Pool Corporation, Quinsam Opportunities I Inc. On July 4, 2016, Quinsam Opportunities I Inc. announced that it had signed an LOI to merge with Vitalhub Corp. Vitalhub Corp. offers a mobile application that provides medical professionals with comprehensive, relevant patient information at the point of care on a wide range of mobile devices.

About Quinsam Capital Corporation

Quinsam is a merchant bank based in Canada. Our merchant banking business may encompass a range of activities including acquisitions, advisory services, lending activities and portfolio investments. Quinsam invests its capital for its own account in assets, companies or projects which we believe are undervalued and where we see a viable plan for unlocking such value. We do not invest on behalf of any third party and we do not offer investment advice.

Generally, Quinsam does not believe that individual investments are material reportable events. Quinsam chooses to announce certain investments once the company is certain that it has finished buying its position because the Company feels that this information helps Quinsam's investors understand its investment decision making process. Generally, Quinsam does not announce the sale of investments.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts but instead represent our beliefs regarding future events, which are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements can often, but not always, be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "expect", "goal", "plan", "intend", "estimate", "may", "project", "predict", "potential", "target", and "will" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance.

By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions which include, among other things, that (i) Quinsam will have sufficient capital under management to effect its business strategies, (ii) the business strategies will produce the results intended by Quinsam, and (iii) the markets will react and perform in a manner consistent with the business strategies.

Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking information expressed in this press release include, but are not limited to: market and general economic conditions, interest rates, regulatory and statutory developments, the nature of the Company's investments, the available opportunities and competition for investments, the concentration of the Company's investments in certain industries and sectors, reliance on key personnel, risks affecting the Company's investments, management of the growth of the Company, and exchange rate fluctuations. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks and factors is not exhaustive. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause events or results to differ from those intended, anticipated or estimated.

The forward-looking information contained herein is provided as at the date of the date of this press release, based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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