VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - November 14, 2016: New Pacific Holdings Corp. (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) today announced its unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis, Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements for the corresponding period, which have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and are also available on the Company's website at www.newpacificholdings.ca. All figures are expressed in Canadian Dollars (CAD) unless otherwise stated.
Q1 Fiscal 2017 Highlights
- Net income attributable to equity holders of $3.58 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to net income attributable to equity holders of $1.39 million or $0.02 per share in Q1 Fiscal 2016;
- Bonds portfolio continued to perform well, fair value gain and interest earned combined were $458,766 for the quarter, representing an annualized return of 10.82%;
- Successfully acquired equity investments from open markets and private placements. Unrealized gain on equity investments during the quarter was $3.22 million.
Fiscal 2017 Q1 vs. Fiscal 2016 Q1
For the three months ended September 30, 2016 (“Fiscal 2017 Q1”), net income attributable to equity holders was $3,528,268 or $0.05 per share compared to net income of $1,386,059 or $0.02 per share for three months ended September 30, 2015.(“Fiscal 2016 Q1”).
In Q1 2017, the Company’s financial results were significantly improved as a result of the transition in the company’s business to an investment issuer. Major items impacking financial performance are as follows:
Income from investments for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $3,682,428, an increase of 4,251%, compared to $84,626 for three months ended September 30, 2015. This significant increase was a direct result of the Company’s business change from exploration and development on mineral properties to investing in publicly-traded or privately-held corporations and other marketable instruments such as bonds. Within the investments income, $3,220,712 was an unrealized gain on the Company’s equity investments and $458,766 was from fair value change and interest earned on bonds.
Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $253,360, a decrease of 14%, compared to $294,321 for the three months ended September 30, 2015.
Foreign exchange gain for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $149,066, a decrease of 91%, compared to $1,576,158 in the same prior year period. The Company holds a large portion of cash and cash equivalents and bonds in US dollars while the Company’s functional currency is Canadian dollar, the fluctuation in exchange rates between the US dollar and Canadian dollar will impact the financial results of the Company. During the three months ended September 30, 2016, the US dollar appreciated by 0.8% against Canadian dollar (from 1.3009 to 1.3117) while in the same prior year period the US dollar appreciated by 7.4% against Canadian dollar (from 1.2474 to 1.3394). The slowdown of US dollar appreciation against Canadian dollar in the relative periods was the reason of the reduced amount of foreign exchange gains.
As at September 30, 2016, the Company had working capital of $19,020,192 (June 30, 2016 - $21,816,903), comprised of cash and cash equivalents of $2,010,248 (June 30, 2015 - $5,267,066), bonds of $17,684,145 (June 30, 2016 -$17,201,630) and other current assets of $130,910 (June 30, 2016 - $138,547) offset by current liabilities of $805,111 (June 30, 2016 - $790,340). Management believes that the Company has sufficient funds to support its normal investing and operating requirement on an ongoing basis.
ABOUT NEW PACIFIC
New Pacific is a Canadian Investment Issuer engaged in investing in privately held and publicly traded corporations.
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