Quinsam Capital Corporation

Quinsam Capital Corporation

August 20, 2015 07:10 ET

Quinsam Reports Strongly Profitable Q2/2015 Financial Results and Comments on Recent Developments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2015) -


Quinsam Capital Corporation (CSE:QCA) ("Quinsam" or the "Company") today released unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and provided investors with an update on recent developments.

Q2/2015 Results

Quinsam reported net income of $269,789 in Q2/2015 ($0.01 per share) versus $62,276 in Q2/2014 ($0.00 per share). This brings earnings for the first half to $436,839 ($0.02 per share) versus $167,154 ($0.01 per share) in the preceding year. "The TSX-V Composite Index lost ground in Q2," said Roger Dent, CEO of Quinsam. "In contrast, our net income in Q2 was nearly 10% of our shareholders' equity at the start of the quarter."

Quinsam's financial results and MD&A have been posted on sedar.com.

Update on Recent Events

During Q2, the TSX.V declined by 1.3%. Subsequently, the Canadian small cap markets have been increasingly difficult. The TSX-V Composite Index has dropped approximately 16% since June 30 and recently hit new all-time lows. The TSX Composite Index has also declined, though less dramatically.

"Against this very difficult backdrop, Quinsam has in our opinion performed well," said Roger Dent. Quinsam's total investments and cash declined only marginally from approximately $3.1 million at June 30 to $3.0 million on August 15.

The Company's warrant portfolio now consists of approximately 11 million warrants issued by approximately 15 issuers. Only two tranches of warrants have a carrying value in the August 15 portfolio value. Quinsam generally only attaches value to unlisted warrants if the share price exceeds the exercise price.

Quinsam recently committed to the purchase of shares by Resideo Properties Inc, which is purchasing a portfolio of high-yielding residential properties in Detroit. Resideo has announced an RTO with a CNSX-listed entity and has indicated that it expects to be public on approximately September 30, 2015.

One of the private companies in which the company made a pre-listing investment, Distincttech, is nearing the end of its listing process. We should note that Distincttech is expected to trade on August 24 on the TSXV as per a recent news release.

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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