Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Reports Strong 2014 First Quarter Results

TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: TZZ) (the "Company") is pleased to report strong financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

First Quarter Highlights

  • Net income for the quarter totaled $3.9 million, up from a loss of $0.6 million in Q1 of 2013
  • Income from operations totaled $4.1 million, an increase of almost 21% from $3.4 million in Q1 of 2013
  • Basic and diluted earnings per share was $0.20

Investment Portfolio Highlights

  • 72% of portfolio in first mortgages
  • Weighted average loan-to-value of the mortgage portfolio was 68.1%, well below the Company's 75% limit as provided for in the Company's Investment Guidelines
  • Weighted average interest rate and term to maturity on mortgage investments was 8.9% and 20 months, respectively
  • Well diversified portfolio across Canada's largest provinces: Ontario (38.7%), Alberta (34.3%), New Brunswick (10.4%), Nova Scotia (9.9%), Saskatchewan (3.3%) and others (3.4%)
  • 100% of equity remains fully invested

"We are pleased with the operating results for the first quarter of 2014", said Michael J.R. Nisker, President and CEO. "Our ongoing ability to continue to preserve investor capital and generate stable yield is predicated on our rigorous underwriting process, prudent governance and absolute commitment to risk management. We continue to successfully resolve the loans in default at year end with 100% recovery of invested capital and interest to date".

Conference Call

The Company will review the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 11:00am EST.

Conference Call Details:

Dial-in-number: 416-764-8688 or toll free 888-390-0546

Event Conference ID: 19567936

A taped replay of the conference call will be available until June 7, 2014 by dialing 416- 764-8677 or 1-888-390-0541, passcode: 567936.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release about Trez Capital 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 outloo9ks (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's objective is to acquire and maintain a diversified portfolio of mortgages in Canada that preserves capital and generates attractive returns in order to pay monthly distributions to its shareholders. The Company accomplishes its investment objectives through prudent investments in mortgages to qualified real estate investors and developers, focusing primarily on short-term bridge financing needs not serviced by traditional real estate lenders. Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership is the Manager of the Company. The Manager has over 17 years of bridge financing experience in the real estate sector and currently manages $1.65 billion in assets.

SOURCE: Trez Capital Junior Mortgage Investment Corporation

For further information:

Karyn Phuong
Vice President, Investor Relations
Trez Capital
Tel: (647) 788-1788


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