May 29, 2019
Toronto, Canada – Fountain Asset Corp. (TSXV:FA) (“Fountain” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce strong financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (“Q1/19”).
“The Company posted another solid quarter during Q1/19 as Fountain was able to grow its Adjusted Net Asset Value by over 10% quarter over quarter. We continue to believe we offer a strong value proposition for our investors by giving them a vehicle to access early round financings that they would otherwise not have access to.” said Andrew Parks, CEO of Fountain.
Highlights from Q1/19:
- Adjusted net asset value (“ANAV”) of $40.60 million ($0.68 per share) at March 31, 2019 compared to $36.77 million ($0.63 per share) at December 31, 2018, representing a 10.4% increase quarter over quarter on a per share basis. ANAV reflects the net asset value plus the amount of available tax loss pools available;
- Net comprehensive income of $3.92 million compared to a loss of $1.62 million for three months ended March 31, 2018 (“Q1/18”);
- Total revenue from investment activity was $4.24 million compared to losses $1.39 million for Q1/18;
- Net realized gains on the sale of portfolio investments of $0.32 million compared to net realized gains of $4.45 million for Q1/18;
- Net unrealized gains on portfolio investments of $3.13 million compared to net unrealized losses of $5.92 million for Q1/18;
- Total expenses of $0.32 million, which includes stock-based compensation of $0.11 million, compared to $0.23 million for Q1/18; and
- Operating expenses of $0.21 million compared to $0.23 million for Q1/18.
During the quarter, the Company saw strong positive performance from its portfolio, driven by several private investments including BabelBark Inc., and Wolverine Partners Corp. This was offset by our investment in 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd. For the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $4.24 million compared to losses of $1.39 million in the comparative quarter.
The Company reported total expenses of $0.32 million for Q1/19 compared to $0.23 million in the prior year. Included in total expenses for the current year was stock-based compensation of $0.11 million. Operating expenses decreased slightly to $0.21 million from $0.23 million in the comparative quarter.
The Company generated net income and comprehensive income of $3.92 million for Q1/19 compared to a net loss and comprehensive loss of $1.62 million for Q1/18. As at March 31, 2019, the Company’s adjusted net assets were valued at $40.60 million or $0.68 per share compared to $36.77 million or $0.63 per share at December 31, 2018.
A full set of Q1/19 unaudited financial statements and the management discussion & analysis are available on SEDAR.
About Fountain Asset Corp.
Fountain Asset Corp. is a merchant bank which provides equity financing, bridge loan services (asset back/collateralized financing) and strategic financial consulting services to companies across many industries such as marijuana, oil & gas, mining, real estate, manufacturing, retail, financial services, blockchain technology and biotechnology.
Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking information, which is information relating to possible events, conditions or results of operations of the Company, which are based on assumptions and courses of action and which are inherently uncertain. All information other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, growing Fountain’s capital base and a strong pipeline going forward. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: the level of bridge loans and equity investments completed, the nature and credit quality of the collateral security and the nature and quality of equity investments, and the other risks disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s annual information form dated December 22, 2017 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
For further information: please contact Andrew Parks at (647) 344-4429 or visit Fountain Asset Corp.’s website at www.fountainassetcorp.com.