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Galaxy Digital Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Updates

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NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSX: GLXY) today released financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 for both itself and Galaxy Digital Holdings LP, as well as corporate updates through the date of this press release.

Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (CNW Group/Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.)
Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (CNW Group/Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.)

"Galaxy Digital made progress across our business lines in the third quarter, including record volumes in our Trading business," said Michael Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital. "We've taken several key steps forward in the second half of 2020, including making critical senior hires, expanding our capital base, and completing strategic actions to position Galaxy Digital for the clear, incoming wave of institutional adoption ahead of digital assets and blockchain solutions by investors, corporates and governments."

Corporate Updates

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (the "Company" or "GDH Ltd.") closing of private investment in public equity financing:

  • Other corporate updates:

Operating Highlights

  • Galaxy Digital Trading ("GDT") delivered the best quarter in its history in the third quarter, with trading volume of approximately $1.4 billion in the period, and up 75%+ year over year. The increase in trading volume can be attributed to GDT's close management of its global counterparty base which grew by 30 new counterparties in the third quarter, the expanding roll out of its electronic trading platform, and the growth of its crypto derivatives business. GDT's momentum and market share gains have continued into October and November as Bitcoin approaches 2017 highs and its counterparties remain engaged and nimble. During the same period GDT's continued enhancements to its product suite have generated ongoing demand across its spot, lending, derivatives, and structured products businesses.

  • As previously disclosed, Galaxy Digital Asset Management ("GDAM") had assets under management ("AUM") of $407.4 million at the end of the third quarter. AUM consisted of $82.4 million in GDAM's passive Bitcoin and Index fund products, and $325.0 million in the Galaxy EOS VC Fund.

  • In the third quarter, Galaxy Digital Investment Banking continued to make progress on mandates for clients across financing, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic matters, with several active mandates in various stages of execution.

  • Galaxy Digital launched a cryptocurrency mining practice strategically focused on providing innovative and sophisticated financial tools for North American miners. Galaxy Digital Mining is actively growing its pipeline of potential clients and partners.

  • During the third quarter of 2020, the Principal Investments team closed six new and four follow-on investments, representing $7.5 million of invested capital.

Select GDH LP's Financial Highlights (Q3 2020)

  • As of September 30, 2020, digital assets, including digital assets posted as collateral, stood at $241.6 million, an increase of $147.4 million from December 31, 2019. This increase was primarily due to the increase in the fair value of the digital assets during the period, as the prices of digital assets held by the Partnership increased, as well as an increase in the holdings of certain digital assets. The digital assets balance as of September 30, 2020 include $44.3 million held by non-controlling interests.

  • As of September 30, 2020, the Partnership had a material holding in bitcoin of $176.4 million (December 31, 2019 - $81.3 million), which includes approximately $41.2 million held by non-controlling interests. As of November 12, 2020, the holding in bitcoin increased primarily due to contributions by non-controlling interests into the Bitcoin Funds.

  • Investments stood at $200.7 million as of September 30, 2020, an increase of $42.5 million from December 31, 2019. The change was primarily due to $27.4 million of new capital deployed by the Principal Investments team during the period and an increase in unrealized gains, which were partially offset by the sale of some investments.

  • Total equity increased by $90.5 million to $445.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 primarily due to $55.4 million of net comprehensive income.

  • As of September 30, 2020, the Partnership's net book value1 per unit was approximately C$2.05 (US$1.54), compared to C$1.62 (US$1.24) as of December 31, 2019.

  • For the three months ended September 30, 2020, net comprehensive income was $44.6 million, which primarily was a result of realized and unrealized gains on digital assets and on investments, partially offset by operating expenses. This compares to a net comprehensive loss of $68.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, which was largely a result of an unrealized loss on digital assets and operating expenses. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, net comprehensive income was $55.4 million, as compared to net comprehensive income of $58.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The current year to date income was largely a result of realized and unrealized gains on digital assets and investments, partially offset by the year to date operating expenses. The net comprehensive income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was largely a result of realized gains on digital assets, partially offset by the year to date operating expenses.

_________________________

1 Net book value includes non-controlling interests.

Corporate Structure

  • Galaxy Digital is structured and trades as an umbrella partnership C-corporation ("Up-C").

  • Galaxy Digital's Up-C comprises two primary entities, a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (GDH Ltd.), and a partnership containing Galaxy's operating businesses, assets and investments (GDH LP). This structure enables our founders and employees to hold their interests in tax efficient form and is similar to the approach used by several public alternative asset managers.

  • Ordinary Shares in GDH Ltd. represent the publicly traded float of the firm. Each share represents a corresponding Class A unit in GDH LP, equal to a 22.5% holding in the Partnership as of September 30, 2020. As a result of the PIPE financing each share represents a corresponding Class A unit in GDH LP, equal to a 27.4% holding in the Company as of November 12, 2020.

  • Founder and employee interests are held primarily in the form of Class B units in GDH LP. These are equal economically to Class A units and can be converted on a one-for-one basis into shares of GDH Ltd.

  • From a reporting perspective, book value and earnings per share figures are calculated on the combined, as-converted total share count. As of September 30, 2020, Galaxy had 65,125,264 ordinary shares and 224,253,231 Class B units, for a total of 289,378,495 as-converted units, which is used in the calculation of Net Book Value per Unit. The PIPE financing that Galaxy Digital completed on November 12, 2020, subsequently resulted in 19,070,000 ordinary shares being issued, with each share accompanied by a two-year termed warrant to purchase 0.25 of an ordinary share, or 4,767,500 shares, with a C$8.25 strike price. As of November 12, 2020, Galaxy had 84,474,714 ordinary shares and 223,973,781 Class B units, for a total of 308,448,495 as-converted units.

GDH LP's Financial Results


September 30,


December 31,


2020


2019

Assets




Current assets




Cash

$

54,666,020



$

106,262,780


Digital assets

224,847,948



85,980,731


Investments

200,672,653



158,163,420


Receivable for digital asset trades

590,657



330,609


Digital asset loans receivable

23,657,167



16,061,945


Assets posted as collateral

16,768,600



10,585,819


Receivables

2,216,386



1,853,169


Derivatives

2,072,522




Prepaid expenses and other assets

2,328,841



2,580,255


Loans receivable



11,719,738



527,820,794



393,538,466






Right of use asset

4,725,670



5,182,993


Property and equipment

3,703,037



4,057,662



8,428,707



9,240,655


Total assets

$

536,249,501



$

402,779,121






Liabilities




Current liabilities




Digital assets sold short

$

12,077,789



$

18,616,860


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

15,055,582



11,719,494


Payable for digital asset trades

3,808,919



250,158


Digital asset loans payable

53,975,808



11,134,329


Collateral payable

420,385



434,498


Lease liability

759,260



772,003



86,097,743



42,927,342






Lease liability

4,581,259



4,747,214


Total liabilities

90,679,002



47,674,556






Equity




Partners' capital

401,315,533



347,785,081


Non-controlling interests

44,254,966



7,319,484


Total equity

445,570,499



355,104,565






Total liabilities and equity

$

536,249,501



$

402,779,121



Three months
ended

September 30,
2020

Three months
ended
September 30,
2019


Nine months
ended

September 30,
2020

Nine months
ended

September 30,
2019

Income (loss)






Advisory and management fees

$

1,544,200


$

1,260,725



$

4,602,042


$

4,110,936


Net realized gain (loss) on digital assets

10,473,168


(8,532,363)



20,838,311


107,038,137


Net realized gain (loss) on investments

15,818,968


(18,159)



11,401,110


38,082,476


Interest income

1,702,678


1,272,231



4,411,610


2,898,153


Net derivative gain (loss)

(792,130)


5,187,275



6,081,183


10,886,584



28,746,884


(830,291)



47,334,256


163,016,286








Operating expenses






Equity based compensation

3,339,278


6,297,963



8,251,249


23,441,735


Compensation and compensation related

6,376,099


7,551,497



19,370,264


22,230,967


General and administrative

3,513,028


5,466,079



9,833,382


9,875,149


Professional fees

1,709,746


2,269,488



4,212,947


5,886,115


Interest

1,867,101


637,525



4,138,742


2,264,779


Insurance

190,954


282,876



855,215


1,039,980


Director fees

29,915


50,000



129,915


150,000



(17,026,121)


(22,555,428)



(46,791,714)


(64,888,725)








Net unrealized gain (loss) on digital assets

16,156,476


(39,957,814)



26,877,763


(29,009,140)


Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments

17,044,180


(4,761,276)



28,676,078


(10,583,501)


Unrealized foreign currency gain (loss)

(29,476)


(136,911)



(595,158)


143,687


Realized foreign currency gain (loss)

(334,790)


16,704



(193,250)


(183,034)



32,836,390


(44,839,297)



54,765,433


(39,631,988)








Income (loss) for the period

$

44,557,153


$

(68,225,016)



$

55,307,975


$

58,495,573








Income (loss) attributed to:






Unit holders of the Partnership

41,423,998


(63,531,407)



49,779,599


57,004,219


Non-controlling interests

3,133,155


(4,693,609)



5,528,376


1,491,354



$

44,557,153


$

(68,225,016)



$

55,307,975


$

58,495,573


Other comprehensive income (loss)






Foreign currency translation adjustment

78,455


(13,128)



95,248


(101,396)








Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) for the period

$

44,635,608


$

(68,238,144)



$

55,403,223


$

58,394,177








Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributed to:






Unit holders of the Partnership

$

41,502,453


$

(63,544,535)



$

49,874,847


$

56,902,823


Non-controlling interests

3,133,155


5,797,856



5,528,376


1,491,354



$

44,635,608


$

(68,238,144)



$

55,403,223


$

58,394,177


Income and expenses by each reportable segment of GDH LP for the three months ended September 30, 2020 are as follows:


Trading

Principal Investments

Asset
Management

Investment Banking

Corporate
and Other

Totals

Income (loss)







Advisory and management fees

$


$


$

1,277,050


$

267,150


$


$

1,544,200


Net realized gain (loss) on digital assets

10,912,286


(439,118)





10,473,168


Net realized gain on investments


15,818,968





15,818,968


Interest Income

1,241,123


461,511




44


1,702,678


Net derivative loss

(792,130)






(792,130)



11,361,279


15,841,361


1,277,050


267,150


44


28,746,884









Operating expenses

5,925,256


1,132,163


3,436,517


1,323,317


5,208,868


17,026,121









Net unrealized gain on digital assets

5,379,862


10,776,614





16,156,476


Net unrealized gain on investments


17,044,180





17,044,180


Unrealized foreign currency loss

(29,476)






(29,476)


Realized foreign currency loss

(334,790)






(334,790)



5,015,596


27,820,794





32,836,390









Net income (loss) for the period, including non-controlling interests

$

10,451,619


$

42,529,992


$

(2,159,467)


$

(1,056,167)


$

(5,208,824)


$

44,557,153


Income and expenses by each reportable segment of GDH LP for the three months ended September 30, 2019 are as follows:


Trading

Principal Investments

Asset
Management

Investment Banking

Corporate
and Other

Totals

Income (loss)







Advisory and management fees

$


$


$

1,260,725


$


$


$

1,260,725


Net realized loss on digital assets

(8,073,212)


(459,151)





(8,532,363)


Net realized loss on investments


(18,159)





(18,159)


Interest Income

327,933


927,524



16,556


218


1,272,231


Net derivative gain (loss)

5,008,525


190,000


(11,250)




5,187,275



(2,736,754)


640,214


1,249,475


16,556


218


(830,291)









Operating expenses

7,268,827


1,576,050


4,181,199


1,578,080


7,951,272


22,555,428









Net unrealized loss on digital assets

(33,151,646)


(6,806,168)





(39,957,814)


Net unrealized loss on investments


(4,761,276)





(4,761,276)


Unrealized foreign currency loss

(136,911)






(136,911)


Realized foreign currency gain

16,704






16,704



(33,271,853)


(11,567,444)





(44,839,297)









Net loss for the period, including non-controlling interests

$

(43,277,434)


$

(12,503,280)


$

(2,931,724)


$

(1,561,524)


$

(7,951,054)


$

(68,225,016)


Assets and liabilities by reportable segment of GDH LP as of September 30, 2020 are as follows:


Trading

Principal
Investments

Asset
Management

Investment
Banking

Corporate and
Other

Totals

Total assets

$

218,388,530


$

291,835,575


$

5,012,174


$

1,801,917


$

19,211,305


$

536,249,501









Total liabilities

$

71,822,898


$

246,793


$

6,589,594


$

43,281


$

11,976,436


$

90,679,002


Assets and liabilities by reportable segment of GDH LP as of December 31, 2019 are as follows:


Trading

Principal
Investments

Asset
Management

Investment
Banking

Corporate and
Other

Totals

Total assets

$

177,226,904


$

199,678,202


$

1,415,135


$

1,102,055


$

23,356,825


$

402,779,121









Total liabilities

$

30,329,154


$

403,187


$

1,377,492


$

96,273


$

15,468,450


$

47,674,556


Select statement of financial position information

The fair value of each asset class by reporting segment of GDH LP as of September 30, 2020 is as follows:


Trading

Principal Investments

Asset Management

Investment Banking

Corporate and Other

Totals

Digital assets:







Cryptocurrency

$

137,764,820


$

87,083,128


$


$


$


$

224,847,948


Digital assets posted as collateral

16,768,600






16,768,600


Investments:







Pre-ICO


5,757,327





5,757,327


Convertible Notes


7,570,019





7,570,019


Preferred Stock


90,061,363





90,061,363


Common Stock


20,927,242





20,927,242


LP/LLC Interests


64,346,281





64,346,281


Warrants/Trust Units/Trust Shares

11,455,702


554,719





12,010,421



$

165,989,122


$

276,300,079


$


$


$


$

442,289,201


The fair value of each asset class by reporting segment of GDH LP as of December 31, 2019 is as follows:


Trading

Principal
Investments

Asset
Management

Investment
Banking

Corporate and
Other

Totals

Digital assets:







Cryptocurrency

$

53,882,704


$

32,098,027


$


$


$


$

85,980,731


Digital assets posted as collateral

8,208,653






8,208,653


Investments:







Pre-ICO


6,005,114





6,005,114


Convertible Notes


5,255,579





5,255,579


Preferred Stock


75,703,153





75,703,153


Common Stock


32,476,631





32,476,631


LP/LLC Interests


38,120,805





38,120,805


Warrants/Trust Units


602,138





602,138



$

62,091,357


$

190,261,447


$


$


$


$

252,352,804


This press release should be read in conjunction with (i) GDH LP's Management Discussion and Analysis and Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and (ii) GDH Ltd.'s Management Discussion and Analysis and Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 (together, the "Consolidated Financial Statements" and "MD&As"), which have been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Grant of Stock Options
In the fourth quarter 2020, the Company intends to grant an aggregate of 9,600,000 stock options to acquire ordinary shares of the Company (the "Options") pursuant to the Company's amended and restated stock option plan. 8,900,000 of the Options will be granted to new officers joining the Company and 700,000 of the Options will be granted to new employees and will be priced at the greater of C$3.50 or fair market value at the time of grant. 150,000 options will be granted to the new manager on the Board of managers and will be priced at fair market value at the time of grant. The Options are exercisable for a period of five years from the date of grant.

About GDH Ltd. and GDH LP (Galaxy Digital)
Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.'s only significant asset is a minority investment in GDH LP. GDH LP is a diversified, financial services and investment management company in the digital asset, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sector. GDH LP's multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience spanning investing, portfolio management, capital markets, operations, and blockchain technology. GDH LP currently operates four distinct business lines, which include: Trading, Asset Management, Principal Investments and Investment Banking. The CEO of GDH Ltd. and the general partner of GDH LP is Michael Novogratz. GDH LP is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Tokyo, Japan, London, England, Hong Kong, Jersey City, U.S., San Francisco, U. S., and the Cayman Islands (registered office). Additional information about GDH LP's businesses and products is available on www.galaxydigital.io.

Disclaimers and Additional Information

The TSX has not approved or disapproved of the information contained herein. The Ontario Securities Commission has not passed upon the merits of the disclosure record of Galaxy Digital.

The Company listed on the TSX via TSX Sandbox, an initiative intended to facilitate listing applications that may not satisfy the original listing requirements of TSX, but due to facts or situations unique to a particular issuer otherwise warrant a listing on TSX. The TSX has exercised its discretion to waive the requirements of subsection 309(c)(i) of its manual (C$10 million in treasury resulting from public raise) which the Company did not meet and has approved the listing of the Company pursuant to TSX Sandbox. Galaxy Digital's approval pursuant to TSX Sandbox was conditioned upon public filing of an Annual Information Form and prominent quarterly disclosure of digital assets and investments, which the Company has completed and agreed to continue to provide. The Company will remain listed pursuant to TSX Sandbox until such time as it has completed a twelve-month period without significant compliance issues after graduation. In addition, Galaxy Digital is required to disclose the following two risk factors that were also included in the most recent Annual Information Form for the year-ended 2019: (1) The Company has limited operating history and its business lines are nascent and subject to material legal, regulatory, operational and other risks in every jurisdiction; and (2) the market price and trading volume of the Company's ordinary shares has been volatile and will likely continue to be so in response to, among other factors, market fluctuations in digital assets generally or the digital assets that Galaxy Digital holds or trades.

The performance of the Bitcoin Funds and the Index Fund will vary from the performance of their respective indices. BLOOMBERG is a trademark or service mark of Bloomberg Finance L.P. GALAXY is a trademark of GDCM. Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates (collectively, Bloomberg) are not affiliated with GDCM, the GBCIF, the Bitcoin Funds and their respective affiliates (collectively, Galaxy). Bloomberg's association with Galaxy is to act as the administrator and calculation agent of the CFIX and the BGCI (collectively, the "Index"), which is the property of Bloomberg. Neither Bloomberg nor Galaxy guarantee the timeliness, accurateness, or completeness of any data or information relating to the Index or results to be obtained. Neither Bloomberg nor Galaxy make any warranty, express or implied, as to the Index, any data or values relating thereto or any financial product or instrument linked to, using as a component thereof or based on the Index (Products) or results to be obtained therefrom, and expressly disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect thereto. To the maximum extent allowed by law, Bloomberg, its licensees, Galaxy, and their respective employees, contractors, agents, suppliers, and vendors shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any injury or damages—whether direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive, or otherwise—arising in connection with the Index, any data or values relating thereto or any Products—whether arising from their negligence or otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the digital asset opportunity set and momentum in the businesses, the Company or Partnership's anticipated results and the use of proceeds for the PIPE, may constitute forward looking information (collectively, forward-looking statements), which can be identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "estimate," "intend," "continue" or "believe" (or the negatives) or other similar variations. Because of various risks and uncertainties, including those referenced below, actual events or results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are subject to the risk that the global economy, industry or the Company's businesses and investments do not perform as anticipated, that revenue or expenses estimates may not be met or may be materially less or more than those anticipated, that trading momentum does not continue or the demand for trading solutions declines, that expected fundraising for asset management products is delayed, that advisory transactions may be modified or not completed at all, that the mining business is not able to gain traction with clients and partners and management's discretion to reallocate the use of proceeds and those other risks contained in the MD&A's and Annual Information Form (AIF) for the year ended December 31, 2019. Factors that could cause actual results of the Company and its businesses to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, a decline in the digital asset market or general economic conditions; the failure or delay in the adoption of digital assets and the blockchain ecosystem by institutions; a delay or failure in developing infrastructure for the trading and mining businesses or achieving mandates and gaining traction; failure to grow assets under management and for advisory transactions, a decline in the securities markets, an adverse development with respect to an issuer or party to the transaction or failure to obtain a required regulatory approval. In connection with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, the Company has made assumptions that no significant events occur outside of the Company's and Partnership's normal course of business. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, accordingly, you should not put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Information identifying assumptions, risks and uncertainties relating to the Company and the Partnership are contained in Galaxy Digital's filings with the Canadian securities regulators available at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are applicable only as of the date of this release or as of the date specified in the relevant forward-looking statement and Galaxy Digital undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

All figures are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

SOURCE Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.

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