VANCOUVER, Aug. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSX-V: ICL) ("Itasca" or "Company") today filed its unaudited interim financial statements for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and the related management discussion & analysis, both of which are available under Itasca's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise.
The Company reported net gain attributable to common shareholders of $1.2 million, or $0.05 earnings per share in the second quarter of 2019, primarily due to $1.6 million unrealized gain on the Company's investment in 1347 Investors LLC, partially reduced by foreign exchange loss of $0.3 million. Itasca reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $0.1 million, or $0.005 loss per share in the second quarter of 2018.
As of June 30, 2019, Itasca reported total shareholders' equity of $14.3 million with a book value per share of $0.65 based on the 21,810,626 issued and outstanding common shares.
Itasca also announced the appointment of Hassan R. Baqar to the Company's Board of Directors, effective as of August 13, 2019. Hassan has previously served in several executive positions, including in capacity of officer and director of publicly traded and privately held entities. Mr. Baqar will also continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
Larry G. Swets, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Director, stated, "We are pleased to see improved common share price of Limbach Holdings Inc., which drives the value of our investment in 1347 Investors LLC. We continue to pursue realization options for our investment and other value-enhancing opportunities for Itasca and our shareholders. I am pleased that Hassan agreed to join the Board of Directors as he is instrumental to our future ability to develop opportunities to enhance shareholder value."
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Book value per share is a non-IFRS measure calculated as the total of shareholders' equity divided by the issued and outstanding shares of Itasca. The term "book value per share" does not have any standardized meaning according to IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. There is no comparable IFRS measure presented in Itasca's audited consolidated financial statements and thus no applicable quantitative reconciliation for such non-IFRS financial measure. Itasca believes that book value per share can provide information useful to its shareholders.
SOURCE Itasca Capital Ltd.
For further information: Larry G. Swets, Jr., 630-290-2432