Terra Firma Capital Corporation
TSX VENTURE : TII

Terra Firma Capital Corporation

August 06, 2015 16:00 ET

Terra Firma Capital Corporation Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2015

68% Increase in Net Income Compared to Q2 2014

47% Total Revenue Growth Year Over Year

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2015) -

All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars.

Terra Firma Capital Corporation (TSX VENTURE:TII) ("Terra Firma" or the "Company"), a real estate finance company, today released its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015.

SECOND QUARTER 2015 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Total revenue is $4.3 million, an increase of $1.4 million or 47%, compared to the same period last year.

  • Net income and comprehensive income in the second quarter is $1.3 million, an increase of $531,000 or 68%, compared to the second quarter of 2014.

  • Basic and diluted earnings per share in the second quarter were $0.03 and $0.02, respectively, same as the year-ago period.

"Our second quarter results reflect our ability to continue to execute on our growth plan. As we recently reported, the closing of $15.5 million bought deal offering and concurrent private placement equity offering, $10 million operating credit facility and closing of two financings in the U.S, favourably positioned Terra Firma for increased future profitability", commented Y. Dov Meyer, Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased with the growth in revenue and of our loan and mortgage investments of $10 million quarter over quarter in spite of significant maturities in our portfolio in this past quarter. We are very excited by the size and quality of our pipeline of new opportunities both in Canada and in the U.S. and are confident that the remaining capital will be deployed in Q3. As well, our syndicated investors have demonstrated meaningful appetite for our U.S. investments in the face of a declining Canadian Dollar. We expect to continue to grow our syndication platform and reinvest our capital as we deploy more funds into new transactions increasing profitability and book value per share." he further said.

"We are focusing on selected areas in the U.S. and Canada which allow us to pick only the best financing opportunities on a risk-adjusted basis. We are excited about initiating our US expansion plan with the closing of two very attractive transactions and remain pleased with the performance of the existing loan portfolio", commented Glenn Watchorn, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Results of operations - three months ended June 30, 2015

Net income in the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $1.3 million or $0.03 per basic share and $0.02 per diluted share, compared to $786,000, or $0.03 per share and $0.02 per diluted share, in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Interest and fee income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 aggregated $4.2 million, an increase of 48% over the $2.8 million in the same period in the previous year, and an increase of 6.3% over $4.0 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Interest and financing costs for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 was $1.4 million, compared to $1.5 million for the comparative period last year and $1.5 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

The Company's Management's Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements as at and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 have been filed and are available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

About Terra Firma

Terra Firma is a full service, publicly traded real estate finance company that provides real estate financings secured by investment properties and real estate developments throughout Canada and the United States. The Company focuses on arranging and providing financing with flexible terms to real estate developers and owners who require shorter-term loans to bridge a transitional period of one to five years where they require capital at various stages of development or redevelopment of a property. These loans are typically repaid with lower cost, longer-term debt obtained from other Canadian financial institutions once the applicable transitional period is over or the redevelopment is complete, or from proceeds generated from the sale of the real estate assets. Terra Firma offers a full spectrum of real estate financing under the guidance of strict corporate governance, clarity and transparency. For further information please visit Terra Firma's website at www.tfcc.ca.

The TSXV has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. The TSXV does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

This Press Release contains forwardlooking statements with respect matters concerning the business, operations, strategy and financial performance of Terra Firma. These statements generally can be identified by use of forward looking word such as "may", "will", "expects", "estimates", "anticipates", "intends", "believe" or "could" or the negative thereof or similar variations. The future business, operations and performance of Terra Firma could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such forwardlooking statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Forwardlooking statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. Additional, important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, local real estate conditions, competition, changes in government regulation, dependence on tenants' financial conditions, interest rates, the availability of equity and debt financing, environmental and tax related matters, and reliance on key personnel. There can be no assurances that forwardlooking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forwardlooking statements. The cautionary statements qualify all forwardlooking statements attributable to Terra Firma and persons acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this Press Release and Terra Firma has no obligation to update such statements except as required by law.

Terra Firma Capital Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income
For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014
(Unaudited)
Three months ended Six months ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue
Interest and fees $ 4,208,446 $ 2,841,816 $ 8,168,858 $ 5,462,356
Rental 47,362 47,319 94,710 162,756
4,255,808 2,889,135 8,263,568 5,625,112
Expenses
Property operating costs 15,268 15,225 $ 30,522 57,301
General and administrative 568,831 529,678 1,366,855 884,195
Share based compensation 724,689 423,994 1,115,728 436,602
Interest and financing costs 1,436,038 1,451,536 2,939,070 2,930,455
Gain on conversion of interest in joint operation - (487,000 ) - (487,000 )
2,744,826 1,933,433 5,452,175 3,821,553
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 1,510,982 955,702 2,811,393 1,803,559
Income taxes 194,304 321,563 549,277 551,211
Income from continuing operations 1,316,678 634,139 2,262,116 1,252,348
Income from discontinued operations - 151,644 - 151,644
Net income and comprehensive income $ 1,316,678 $ 785,783 $ 2,262,116 $ 1,403,992
Earnings per share
Basic $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.05
Diluted 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.04
Terra Firma Capital Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014
June 30, December 31,
2015 2014
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,127,920 $ 1,083,745
Funds held in trust 1,404,903 834,065
Amounts receivable and prepaid expenses 2,321,572 2,058,846
Loan and mortgage investments 75,302,691 78,635,796
Investment properties 2,061,963 2,062,661
Portfolio investments 3,649,293 1,620,828
Deferred income tax asset 483,946 48,381
Total assets $ 91,352,288 $ 86,344,322
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 4,509,546 $ 2,227,308
Provision for discontinued operations 27,500 27,500
Unearned income 630,181 639,307
Income taxes payable 354,650 341,432
Short-term unsecured loans payable - 1,500,000
Revolving operating facility 3,814,196 -
Loan and mortgage syndications 28,613,546 45,390,821
Mortgages payable 1,135,892 1,151,118
Convertible debentures 10,569,736 10,514,431
Total liabilities 49,655,247 61,791,917
Equity
Share capital $ 30,493,370 $ 16,654,718
Equity component of convertible debentures 284,490 284,490
Contributed surplus 2,093,453 1,049,585
Retained earnings 8,615,073 6,352,957
41,486,386 24,341,750
Non-controlling interest 210,655 210,655
Total equity 41,697,041 24,552,405
Total liabilities and Equity $ 91,352,288 $ 86,344,322

Contact Information

  • Terra Firma Capital Corporation
    Y. Dov Meyer
    Chief Executive Officer
    416.792.4709
    ydmeyer@tfcc.ca

    Spinnaker Capital Markets Inc.
    Ali Mahdavi
    Managing Director
    416.962.3300
    am@spinnakercmi.com