TORONTO, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Trez Capital Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX: TZS) (the "Company") today released its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018. The financial statements and MD&A can be found at www.sedar.com or www.trezcapitalseniormic.com.
Financial Highlights & Business Update
On June 16, 2016 the shareholders of the Company approved the orderly wind-up of the Company ("Orderly Wind-Up"). As such, the financial results reflect the ongoing reduction in the size of the portfolio as capital is returned to shareholders.
For the three and nine months ended December 31, 2018, income from operations increased by $0.5 and $0.4 million compared to the same periods in 2017. Net income in the period was equal to income from operations. Basic and diluted income per share was $0.03 and $0.08 compared to $(0.04) and $0.03 in the same periods in 2017. Revenue declined by $0.1 and $0.7 million compared to the same periods in 2017. The decreases were attributable to reduced mortgage interest and was the result of a gradual decrease in the mortgage portfolio following the cessation of mortgage funding activity as part of the Orderly Wind-Up of the Company.
At December 31, 2018, the Company had two mortgages remaining to be liquidated, down from four as at December 31, 2017. Of the mortgages that are remaining, the more significant one is set to mature in December 2020.
Regular Monthly & Special Distributions
In Quarter 3 of 2017, the Board made a decision to suspend regular monthly distributions until further notice. This decision was premised on a review of the last remaining mortgages and cash requirements. One of the two remaining mortgages is shared with an external senior loan-sharing partner. Given the limited amount of principal and interest payments expected in the future, the company intends to maintain its current cash levels until the senior position is fully repaid by the borrower. The Board anticipates making further special distributions as the two remaining mortgages in the portfolio mature or are sold, subject to reasonable expected operating expenditures and repayment of the senior loan participant.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this news release about Trez Capital Senior 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 outlooks (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 holds a portfolio of mortgages in Canada. Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership is the manager of and portfolio advisor to the Company. On June 16, 2016 the Shareholders of the Company approved the orderly wind-up of the Company. Under the orderly wind-up plan the Company will distribute the net proceeds through special distributions, the repurchase of shares pursuant to the normal course issuer bid, or otherwise.
SOURCE Trez Capital Senior Mortgage Investment Corporation
For further information: Alexander Manson, Chief Executive Officer, Trez Capital, Tel: (604) 630-0775, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org