Spackman Equities Group Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SQG

Spackman Equities Group Inc.

April 29, 2016 16:00 ET

Spackman Equities Group Reports 2015 Year End Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO and HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Spackman Equities Group Inc. (the "Company" or "SEGI") (TSX VENTURE:SQG) today reported its audited financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Investment income (loss) for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $(9,215,000) compared to $23,120,000 for the same period one year ago.

Net loss for the year was $9,198,000 or $0.06 per share compared with net profit of $17,493,000 or $0.12 per share for fiscal 2014.

The investment loss and net loss for 2015 reflects the decrease in value of the Company's 38.77% stake in Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL") which is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange.

At December 31, 2015, SEGI had $22,715,000, or $0.15 per share in cash or cash equivalents, marketable securities and investment in shares of a public company.

The Company owns 38.77% of SEGL, and based on the most recent closing price of SEGL's shares of SGD $0.131, the market value of the Company's stake in SEGL is SGD $20.3 million (CAD $18.2 million) or CAD $0.125 per SEGI share.

Regarding the results for 2015 and the outlook for 2016, Charles Spackman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "Spackman Entertainment has announced plans to restructure its investments to dispose of Opus Pictures which has recorded losses for the past several years. This will streamline our core operations and allow us to better focus our resources on the profitable theatrical film businesses carried out by Zip Cinema (100% owned) and Novus Mediacorp (51.0% owned).

"Our goal for our shareholders continues to be to maximize, and ultimately realize, the value of the Company's core investments in the Korean film and entertainment business."

The audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 and Management's Discussion and Analysis of the results are posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Spackman Equities Group Inc.

SEGI is an investment company that selectively invests into growth companies that possess proprietary know-how or technology, primarily in Asia. Its objective is to originate opportunities to invest into businesses at attractive valuations, build a compelling portfolio of holdings, and deliver the collective value of our investments to our shareholders.

The current holdings of SEGI consist of investments in public equities as well as privately-held companies. SEGI's holdings include:

  • 38.77% ownership of Spackman Entertainment Group Limited, which is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange (ticker: 40E) and is a leading Korean film and entertainment company. Visit www.spackmanentertainment.com for further information.

  • 100% of SEGI Investments Limited, an investment company that invests into public equities; and

  • marketable securities.

Visit www.spackmanequities.com for further information.

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