Trez Capital Junior Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

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Trez Capital Junior Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Trez Capital Junior Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: TZZ) (the "Company") today released its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Financial Highlights

On June 16, 2016 the shareholders of the Company approved the orderly wind-up of the Company. As such, the financial results will reflect the ongoing reduction in the size of the portfolio as capital is returned to shareholders.

For the three months ended March 31st

  • Income from operations totaled $0.88 million, compared to income from operations of $2.87 million in Q1 of 2016
  • Net income totaled $1.02 million, compared to net income of $2.77 million in Q1 of 2016
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.07 and distributions declared were $0.175 per share
  • Cash and equivalents totaled $12.8 million
  • Book value per share is $8.32

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, revenue decreased by $2.3 million compared to the same period in 2016. The decrease was the result of reduced interest income of $2.2 million and reduced commitment fees of $0.1 million which reflected a decrease in the mortgage portfolio of $74.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. Effective June 16th, due to a shareholder action which resulted in the Orderly Wine-Up Plan, the Company ceased all new mortgage funding activity.

Investment Portfolio Highlights

  • 72.0% of the portfolio was invested in first mortgages
  • Weighted average loan-to-value of the mortgage portfolio was 83.2%
  • Weighted average interest rate and term to maturity on mortgage investments was 6.3% and 15.0 months, respectively
  • Geographical exposure: Ontario 53.4%, Alberta 20.5%, Nova Scotia 18.4%, and New Brunswick 7.7%

Business Update

The Orderly Wind-Up of the Company continues to progress with one mortgage sold in the current quarter. Since the Orderly Wind-Up was announced on July 21, 2016, the Manager was able to reduce the outstanding loan portfolio balance from $152,117,399 ($147,282,899 net of FV adjustments of $4,834,500) to $99,492,678 ($89,831,292 net of FV adjustments of $9,661,386) as at April 1, 2017, a total reduction of $52,624,721. Two substantial issuer bids ("SIB") were completed in connection with the Orderly Wind-Up. Under the first SIB, on September 22, 2016 the Company repurchase for cancellation $17,000,000 of its Shares. Under the second SIB, on February 17, 2017 the Company repurchased for cancellation $35,000,000 of its Shares. In addition, to date, as approved by the Board, the Company continues to pay a distribution (return of capital) at an annual rate of $0.70/share.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release about Trez Capital Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation (the "Company"), and its business, operations, investments and strategies, and financial performance and condition may constitute forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or financial outlooks (collectively, "forward looking statements"). The forward-looking statements are stated as of the date of this news release and are based on estimates and assumptions made by Trez Capital Fund Management LP ("Trez") in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that Trez believes are appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances.  There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results, performance and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Past performance is not an indication of future returns, and there can be no guarantee that targeted returns or yields can be achieved. Trez refers you to the Company's public disclosure for information regarding these forward-looking statements, including the assumptions made in preparing forward-looking statements and management's expectations, and the risk factors that could cause the Company's actual results, yield, levels of activity, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such public disclosure is available on SEDAR and at the request of Trez.  This news release does not represent an offer or solicitation to sell securities of the Company.

About the Company

The Company holds a diversified portfolio of mortgages in Canada. Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership is the manager of and portfolio advisor to the Company. On June 16, 2016 the Shareholders of the Company approved the orderly wind-up of the Company. Under the orderly wind-up plan the Company will distribute the net proceeds through special distributions, the repurchase of shares pursuant to the normal course issuer bid, or otherwise.

SOURCE Trez Capital Junior Mortgage Investment Corporation

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