Urbanfund Corp.
TSX VENTURE : UFC

August 30, 2011 08:55 ET

Urbanfund Corp. Reports Financial Results for the Three Month and Six Month Periods Ended June 30, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - Mitchell Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UFC) (the "Company"), confirmed today that the Company has filed financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011 under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as summarized below.

For the three month period ended June 30, 2011, the Company reported earnings before other items and income taxes of $164,885 on revenues of $924,632 compared to earnings before other items and income taxes of $146,430 on revenues of $846,179 for the corresponding period in 2010.

Revenues increased during the three month period ended June 30, 2011 as a result of continued improvement in leasing at the Company's Richmond Property along with the collection of common area maintenance costs from certain commercial tenants.

Rental expenses for the three month period ended June 30, 2011 increased to $362,400 compared to $345,326 for the corresponding period in 2010. The increase is a result of increases in real estate taxes and the application of Harmonized Sales Tax.

Funds From Operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011 are as follows:




6 Months
Ended
June 30,
2011


6 Months
ended
June 30,
2010


3 Months
Ended
June 30,
2011


3 Months
Ended
June 30,
2010
Earnings (Loss) before income tax $3,979,577 $1,019,878 $214,759 $163,403
Adjust for:
Interest income ($14,415) ($29,189) ($7,749) ($16,973)
Dividend income ($16,221) - ($6,750) -
Gain on sale of securities ($2,716) - - -
Unrealized gain on securities ($35,375) - ($35,375)
Fair value gain ($3,484,794) ($634,222) - -

Funds from Operations (FFO)



$426,056



$356,467



$164,885



$146,430

FFO increased during the six month period ended June 30, 2011 to $426,056 from $356,467 for the corresponding six month period ended June 30, 2010. During the three month period ended June 30, 2011, FFO increased to $164,885 from $146,430 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2010.

Funds from Operations ("FFO") is a non-IFRS measure and should not be construed as an alternative to net income determined in accordance with IFRS. However, FFO is an operating performance measure which is widely used by the real estate industry and the Company has calculated FFO in accordance with the recommendations of the Real Property Association of Canada ("REALpac").

Financing costs decreased slightly during the three month period ended June 30, 2011 to $254,586 from $266,552 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2010. Administrative costs increased to $142,761 during the three month period ended June 30, 2011 from $87,871 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2010. This increase in Administrative costs is a result of the implementation of International Reporting Financial Standards (IFRS) and a slight increase in property management fees.

For comprehensive disclosure of the Company's performance for the period ended June 30, 2011 and its financial position as at such date, reference should be made to: (i) the Company's unaudited consolidated financial statements as at and for the period ended June 30, 2011 and the notes thereto; and (ii) management's discussion and analysis of financial condition at, and results of operations for the period ended June 30, 2011, which have been filed with applicable securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Urbanfund Corp. is a Toronto-based real estate development and operating company. Urbanfund Corp. is a TSX Venture exchange listed real estate company based in Toronto. The Company's common shares trade under the symbol UFC on the TSX Venture Exchange. Urbanfund's focus is to identify, evaluate and invest in real estate or real estate related projects. The Company's assets are located in Belleville, London and Toronto, Ontario. The Company's strategy going forward remains committed to seek accretive real estate or real estate-related opportunities.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which reflect Management's expectations regarding the Company's growth, results of operations, performance and business
prospects and opportunities. Statements about the Company's future plans and intentions, results, levels of activity, cash flow from operations, performance, goals or achievements or other future events constitute forward-looking statements. Wherever possible, words such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expect", "plan", "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict" or "potential" or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect Management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management as at the date hereof.

Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: general economic and market segment conditions, interest rates, costs outside of the Company's control such as Real Estate Taxes and utilities, the ability of tenants to satisfy their contractual rent obligations and any unforeseen repair, maintenance or replacement of the Company's assets. More detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ than current expectations is contained in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of the Company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Urbanfund Corp.
    Mitchell Cohen
    President & CEO
    (416) 703-1877 x1025