Urbanfund Corp.
TSX VENTURE : UFC

August 29, 2014 08:00 ET

Urbanfund Corp. Reports Financial Results for the Three and Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2014) - Mitchell Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UFC) (the "Company"), confirmed today that the Company has filed financial statements for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2014 (the "Consolidated Financial Statements").

For the three month period ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported earnings before income taxes of $137,747 on operating revenues of $1,185,504 compared to earnings before income taxes of $160,734 on operating revenues of $1,203,922 for the corresponding period in 2013. Revenues decreased during the three month period ended June 30, 2014 as a result of adjusted recovery of Common Area Maintenance costs from certain commercial tenants and an increase in residential vacancy at the Company's Quebec property. Rental expenses for the three month period ended June 30, 2014 increased to $564,419 compared to $527,898 for the corresponding period in 2013. The increase is a result of the acquisition of a 10% interest in 10 residential projects consisting of 1,870 residential suites located in Quebec City and Montreal (the "Quebec Property") coming on-line.

Net income during the six month period ended June 30, 2014 decreased to $284,388 from $345,740 during the corresponding period in 2013. This decrease is attributable to the Quebec Property coming on-line in 2013 and a fair value loss of $247,394 in 2014.

Financing costs decreased during the three month period ended June 30, 2014 to $240,824 from $266,787 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2013. Administrative costs also decreased to $223,664 during the three month period ended June 30, 2014 from $249,219 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2013.

The following selected financial data is derived from the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements:


Quarter ended
Revenue Net Income (Loss) Net Income Per Share (Basic)1 Net Income Per Share (Diluted)1
June 30, 2014 $ 1,185,504 $ 119,301 0.003 0.002
March 31, 2014 $ 1,158,263 $ 165,087 0.004 0.003
December 31, 2013 $ 1,330,217 $ 1,418,536 0.030 0.027
September 31, 2013 $ 686,670 $ 441,974 0.010 0.009
June 30, 2013 $ 1,684,854 $ 342,741 0.010 0.009
March 31, 2013 $ 704,020 $ 182,202 0.004 0.004
December 31, 2012 $ 779,940 $ 1,384,925 0.027 0.023
September 30, 2012 $ 864,745 $ (104,131 ) (0.002 ) (0.002 )
Note 1:
1 Basic Net Income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the year. Diluted Net Income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common and potential common shares outstanding during the year. Potential common shares consist of the incremental common shares issuable upon the conversion of preferred shares and the exercise of stock options using the treasury stock method.

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").

FFO, or any other non-IFRS performance measure, is not intended to represent operating profits for the period or from a property. Furthermore, it should not be viewed as an alternative to net income, cash flow from operating activities or similar measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS.

FFO is a widely accepted supplemental measure of financial performance for real estate entities; however, it does not represent amounts available for capital programs, debt service obligations, commitments or uncertainties. FFO should not be interpreted as an indicator of cash generated from operating activities and is not indicative of cash available to fund operating expenditures, or for the payment of cash distributions. FFO is simply one measure of operating performance.

FFO for the six and three month periods ended June 30, 2014 are as follows:

6 Months Ended June 30, 2014
6 Months Ended June 30, 2013
3 Months Ended June 30, 2014 3 Months Ended June 30, 2013
Earnings (Loss) before income tax $ 347,523 $ 331,989 $ 137,747 $ 160,734
Adjust for:
Interest income $ (16,964 ) $ (18,563 ) $ (8,177 ) $ (7,722 )
Dividend income $ (1,308 ) $ (7,177 ) - $ (3,576 )
Gain on sale of securities - $ (37,968 ) - $ (37,968 )
Unrealized (gain) loss on securities $ (52,360 ) $ 82,061 $ (20,196 ) $ 48,550
Fair value gain $ 247,394 - $ 47,223 -
Funds from Operations (FFO) $ 524,285 $ 350,342 $ 156,597 $ 160,018

FFO increased during the six month period ended June 30, 2014 to $524,285 from $350,342 for the corresponding six month period ended June 30, 2013. During the three month period ended June 30, 2014, FFO decreased to $156,597 from $160,018 for the corresponding period ended June 30, 2013.

As of June 30, 2014, total assets were $45,071,573 compared to $45,091,043 as of December 31, 2013.

For comprehensive disclosure of the Company's performance for the period ended June 30, 2014 and its financial position as at such date, reference should be made to: (i) the Consolidated Financial Statements as at the period ended June 30, 2014 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, 2014, which have been filed with applicable securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ABOUT URBANFUND CORP.

Urbanfund Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UFC) is a Toronto-based real estate development and operating company. 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, Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec. 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 dated August 29, 2014.

Neither the 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 the accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

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