Saxon Financial reports record second quarter results



    Revenue up 18%, earnings up 22%
    Third dividend increase in two years

    TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Saxon Financial Inc. (TSX:SFI) today reported
record financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007. The
Company continued its strong performance, with 18% growth in revenue and a 22%
increase in earnings over the second quarter of 2006. Saxon's assets under
management grew 13% in the 12 month period ended June 30, 2007, climbing to a
record $13.1 billion. Saxon raised the quarterly dividend for the third time
in two years, representing a 28% increase year over year.
    "Saxon's results mark the success of our strategy in leveraging a 21 year
investment performance record," said Allan Smith, President and CEO of Saxon
Financial. "Our dividend increase, the third in our short history as a public
company, demonstrates our continuing commitment to enhancing shareholder
value."

    
    Highlights: A quarter of double-digit growth

    Financial Highlights
     (unaudited -
     $ thousands, except   Three month period          Six month period
     per share data)          ended June 30              ended June 30
                        -------------------------- --------------------------
                          2007     2006  Increase    2007     2006   Increase
                        -------- ------- --------- -------- -------- --------
                            $        $                 $        $
    Revenue(*)           14,182   12,066      18%   27,807   23,409      19%
    EBITDA(xx)            7,098    6,010      18%   13,370   10,884      23%
    Net Income            4,602    3,760      22%    8,690    6,868      27%
    Earnings per share      .34      .28      21%      .64      .50      28%

    (*)  Revenue refers to management fee revenue and excludes investment
         income.
    (xx) The amount of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
         amortization ("EBITDA") is a non-GAAP measure used by management,
         investors and analysts to evaluate and analyze the Company's
         results. EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning and may not be
         comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. EBITDA
         is defined as earnings before investment income, interest expense,
         income taxes, depreciation and amortization.


    Highlights included:

    -   Saxon Financial's assets under management increased by $1.5 billion,
        or 13%, year over year to $13.1 billion as at June 30, 2007.

    -   Saxon's Q2 management fee revenue was $14.2 million, an 18% increase
        over the second quarter of 2006. All three Saxon business segments -
        retail mutual funds, institutional and private client - registered
        double-digit fee revenue increases.

    -   Saxon's second quarter net income rose to $4.6 million, up 22% over
        the second quarter of 2006.

    -   Saxon increased its quarterly dividend by $0.02 to $0.23 per common
        share, the third dividend increase since becoming a public company
        two years ago. The annualized dividend has increased 28% over the
        past year from $0.72 to $0.92 per share.

    -   Saxon Mutual Funds continued to record strong sales in its principal-
        protected notes, with second quarter note sales outpacing those
        during RRSP season.

    -   Saxon Financial's institutional investment management subsidiary,
        Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel Limited, enhanced its reputation
        as an international investment manager with the addition of three new
        clients in foreign equity mandates.
    

    For detailed financial statements, including management's discussion and
analysis, please refer to Saxon's website at www.saxonfinancial.ca.

    Conference call

    Saxon will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday,
August 9, 2007 at 10:00am EST. Please dial 416-695-6130 or toll-free
1-800-565-0813.

    About Saxon Financial Inc. (www.saxonfinancial.ca)

    Saxon Financial Inc. is one of Canada's most respected value style
investment management firms. The Company has three principal lines of
business: Saxon Funds Management Limited, which manages a family of
high-performing, low-fee mutual funds; Howson Tattersall Investment Counsel
Limited, an institutional asset management business; and Howson Tattersall
Private Asset Management Inc., a private client asset management business.





For further information:

For further information: Mel Gabel, Chief Financial Officer, Saxon
Financial Inc., (416) 227-1617, mel.gabel@saxonfinancial.ca; Jason Graham or
Daniel Tisch (media only), Argyle Communications, (416) 968-7311, ext. 229 or
223, jgraham@argylecommunications.com, dtisch@argylecommunications.com

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