Look Communications reports results of the third quarter of fiscal 2012
TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Look Communications Inc. ("Look" or the "Corporation") (NEX: LOK.H and LOK.K) today reported its operating and financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2012.
Financial and operating highlights included the following:
- Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments at May 31, 2012 totalled $18.8 million, which represents a decrease of $8.7 million from August 31, 2011. The decrease was due mainly to the return of capital of $7.0 million paid to the shareholders on March 13, 2012 and losses from ongoing operations related primarily to the payment of professional fees;
- Operating expenses for the three months ended May 31, 2012 totalled $1.1 million, an increase of $0.2 million or 21.5% from the $0.9 million incurred during the three months ended May 31, 2011. The increase was due mainly to lower compensation, offset by higher professional costs related to the indemnification hearing; and
- The net loss for the three months ended May 31, 2012 was $1.1 million, or a basic loss per share of $0.007.
Look continues to vigorously pursue recovery of the approximately $20 million of sale awards paid in 2009 pursuant to the Statement of Claim issued by Look in July, 2011 and CBCA motion materials filed in August, 2011.
Look also continues to pursue potential investment opportunities that could utilize Look's cash and tax attributes in an effort to maximize shareholder value. Look's remaining tax attributes of approximately $163 million may be utilized by the Corporation in its future operations, or may be utilized by a potential acquirer to offset income, provided certain tests are satisfied including those related to change in control.
For further information on Look's financial results, please review the Corporation's interim unaudited consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2012 and 2011.
About Look Communications Inc.
Look's shares are listed on the NEX under the symbols "LOK.H" for Multiple Voting Shares and "LOK.K" for Subordinate Voting Shares. Look's website may be found at www.look.ca.
The corporate information contained in this release includes forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Look that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by Look at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. The actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Consequently, there is no representation by Look that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those forecast.
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