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Mount Logan Capital Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

All amounts are stated in United States dollars

TORONTO, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mount Logan Capital Inc. (MLC.NE) (“Mount Logan,” “our,” “we,” or the “Company”) announces its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019.

Financial Highlights

  • Total investment income was $990 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2019

  • As of September 30, 2019, the fair value of the Company’s portfolio was $60.5 million1, consisting of 79.0% in first lien senior secured loans, 5.0% in promissory notes and 16.0% in the Great Lakes Unitranche Joint Venture

  • Net income and comprehensive income for the third quarter was $0.7 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share

  • Net assets was $34.1 million, an increase of $1.6 million over last quarter; net asset value per share as of September 30, 2019 was $0.40

Ted Goldthorpe, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Mount Logan, noted, “I am very pleased with the continued growth in book value and achieving a record amount of quarterly investment income. We remain fully invested with a diversified portfolio of fifteen loans and investments, which we continue to opportunistically rebalance based on market conditions and as new investment opportunities arise. During the quarter, we initiated the asset management vertical of our business in the United States and started generating recurring management fee income. We raised new equity capital this quarter, recently enhanced our management team with the addition of Ted Gilpin as our Chief Financial Officer, and are beginning to see strong realizations in our portfolio.”

1 Excludes the Company’s legacy investment in Cline Mining Corporation (“Cline”), which is subject to the contingent value rights issued to the holders of the common shares of the Company prior to its plan of arrangement completed in October 2018.

Operating Results

Total investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $1.0 million as compared to $21 thousand in the same period last year. The increase in income is attributable to the growth in the Company’s investment portfolio related to the broadening of the Company’s investment strategy following its plan of arrangement completed in October 2018, the greater capital resources of the Company from the equity financings last year and this past quarter, and from the Company’s senior revolving credit facility which closed in February 2019.

Total expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2019 were $0.8 million, including interest and financing expense under the revolving senior loan facility of $484 thousand, as compared to total expenses of $0.3 million in the same period last year where there was no interest expense.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

The fair value of our portfolio was $60.5 million as of September 30, 2019 (excluding Cline). The composition of our investment portfolio at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 at fair value (excluding Cline) was as follows:

  September 30, 2019     December 31, 2018  
  Fair value     % of total     Fair value     % of total  
First Lien Loan $ 47,797       79.0 %   $ 14,683       62.6 %
Promissory Notes and Unsecured Debt   3,007       5.0 %     3,789       16.1 %
Great Lakes Unitranche Joint Venture   9,676       16.0 %     4,987       21.3 %
  $ 60,480       100.0 %   $ 23,459       100.0 %

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At September 30, 2019, we had cash and cash equivalents  (including restricted cash) of $5.2 million, total assets of $72.7 million and shareholders' equity of $34.1 million. Our net asset value per common share was $0.40. As of September 30, 2019, we had $34.4 million of borrowings outstanding on our revolving senior loan facility, which is contracted to increase in availability up to a maximum of $50.0 million in November 2019.

Subject to prevailing market conditions, we intend to grow our portfolio of assets by raising additional capital, including through the prudent use of leverage available to us and potentially raising additional equity from time to time.

Our quarterly report and management’s discussion and analysis are available on the Company’s website www.mountlogancapital.ca and SEDAR (www.sedar.com). The quarterly report and management’s discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the accompanying notes thereto, as well as our annual management’s discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Conference Call

We will hold a conference call on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss our third quarter 2019 financial results. Shareholders, prospective shareholders, and analysts are welcome to listen to the call. To register for the call and access dial-in information please visit https://bit.ly/2Cb81eX. The recording of the conference call will be available on our Company’s website www.mountlogancapital.ca in the Investor Relations section under Events.

About Mount Logan Capital Inc.

Mount Logan Capital Inc. is a Canada-based asset manager created to source and execute on credit investment opportunities in North America. The Company holds and actively manages and monitors a portfolio of loans and other investments with credit-oriented characteristics. The Company intends to actively source, evaluate, underwrite, monitor, and primarily invest in additional loans, debt securities, and other credit-oriented instruments that present attractive risk-adjusted returns and present low risk of principal impairment through the credit cycle.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

This news release makes reference to certain non-IFRS financial measures. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement IFRS financial measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from management's perspective. The Company’s definitions of non-IFRS measures used in this news release may not be the same as the definitions for such measures used by other companies in their reporting. Non-IFRS measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s financial information reported under IFRS. The Company has included herein certain Non-IFRS supplemental measures of key performance, including, but not limited to, net asset value (“NAV”) per share and comprehensive income. We utilize NAV per share in managing our business, including performance measurement. We believe that providing these performance measures on a supplemental basis is helpful to investors in assessing the overall performance of the Company’s business. However, these measures are not recognized under IFRS. The definitions and calculations of the non-IFRS measures used in this news release are described in greater detail in the Company’s management discussion and analysis for the period ended September 30, 2019. The Company believes that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS financial measures in the evaluation of issuers. The Company’s management also uses non- IFRS financial measures in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the expressions "seeks", "expects", "believes", "estimates", "will", "target" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the current expectations of the Company regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements discussed in this release include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company’s business strategy, model, approach and future activities, portfolio composition and size, asset management activities and related income, capital raising activities, future credit opportunities of the Company, portfolio realizations, and the expansion of the Company’s loan portfolio. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, the Company can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized by certain specified dates or at all. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risks Factors" in the most recently filed annual information form and management discussion and analysis for the Company. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release.

This press release is not, and under no circumstances is it to be construed as, a prospectus or an advertisement and the communication of this release is not, and under no circumstances is it to be construed as, an offer to sell or an offer to purchase any securities in MLC or in any fund or other investment vehicle.

For additional information, contact:

Ted Gilpin
Chief Financial Officer
(212) 891-5007

Mount Logan Capital Inc.
365 Bay Street, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M5H 2V1

(in thousands of United States dollars, except number of shares and per share amounts)

  Notes     September 30, 2019     December 31, 2018  
        (unaudited)     (as restated -
note 2(a))
Investments, at fair value 3     $ 64,282     $ 29,282  
Cash         1,789       5,882  
Restricted cash         3,437        
Accrued interest and dividend receivable         410       328  
Deferred tax asset 9       2,808       2,044  
Prepaid expenses         2       27  
Total assets       $ 72,728     $ 37,563  
Credit facility (net of deferred financing costs of $213 and $0, respectively) 8     $ 34,187     $  
Interest payable         350        
Contingent value rights 7       3,801       5,823  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities         288       458  
Total liabilities         38,626       6,281  
Shareholders equity                    
Share capital 6       80,988       79,744  
Warrants 6       1,086       1,086  
Contributed surplus         7,240       7,240  
Deficit         (32,694 )     (33,312 )
Cumulative translation adjustment 2       (22,518 )     (23,476 )
Total shareholders equity         34,102       31,282  
Total liabilities and shareholders equity       $ 72,728     $ 37,563  
Common shares issued and outstanding         84,841,880       81,873,130  
Net asset value per share       $ 0.40     $ 0.38  

(in thousands of United States dollars, except number of shares and per share amounts)

        For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
    For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  Notes     2019     2018     2019     2018  
                (as restated -
note 2(a))
            (as restated -
note 2(a))
Investment income                                    
Interest income       $ 839     $ 21     $ 2,166     $ 94  
Dividend income         140             258        
Fee income         11             11        
Total investment income         990       21       2,435       94  
Operating expenses                                    
Management and servicing fees               17             51  
Arrangement costs                     166        
Interest and other credit facility expenses         484             1,052        
Professional fees         93       188       360       529  
Directors’ fees         24       19       72       64  
Regulatory and shareholder relations         88       33       146       74  
Other general and administrative         129       22       331       81  
Total operating expenses         818       279       2,127       799  
Net investment income (loss)         172       (258 )     308       (705 )
Realized and unrealized gain (loss)                                    
Net realized gain (loss) on investments         193       (135 )     252       (323 )
Net realized gain (loss) on foreign currency         (20 )     1       (20 )     17  
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments         (4 )     128       137       319  
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on foreign currency         339       1       (756 )     (49 )
Total net realized and unrealized gain (loss)         508       (5 )     (387 )     (36 )
Income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) before income tax         680       (263 )     (79 )     (741 )
Income tax / recovery deferred 9       2             697        
Income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)       $ 682     $ (263 )   $ 618     $ (741 )
Weighted average shares outstanding basic and diluted         82,100,662       17,702,767       82,543,493       17,702,767  
Income (loss) per share basic and diluted       $ 0.01     $ (0.01 )   $ 0.01     $ (0.04 )