Flow Capital Announces Q1 2023 Financial Results
Book Value of $1.23 per share; up 50% over the past four-quarters.
TORONTO, May 26, 2023 – Flow Capital Corp. (TSXV:FW) (“Flow Capital” and “Company”), a leading provider of flexible growth capital and alternative debt solutions, announces its unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter ending March 31, 2023 (“Q1 2023”). Financial references are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.
Q1 2023 Highlights
- Royalty and Loan revenue of $1.69 million, down 4.2% year over year.
- Recurring Revenue  of $1.51 million in Q1, up 5.6% quarter over quarter.
- Adjusted Recurring Free Cash Flow  of approx. $299,000 in Q1; and $964,000 over the past four-quarters.
- Total assets of approximately $59.2 million compared to $46.8 million at Q1 2022.
- Cash of over $10 million compared to $4.6 million at Q1 2022.
- Book Value of $1.23 per share; up 50% over the past four-quarters.
 Excludes loan amortization revenue and one-time payments.  Adjusted recurring free cash flow is an internally defined, non-IFRS measure calculated as recurring revenues from interest and royalties, less recurring operating expenses less interest expense.
“While our revenues were down slightly year over year, they were in line with our expectations. Slower than expected capital deployment combined with several early repayments has led to flat revenue growth.” said Alex Baluta, CEO of Flow Capital. “However, our balance sheet remains very strong with over $10M in cash, and we continue to generate positive cash flow from recurring operations”.
Flow Capital continues to focus its efforts on originating and investing in high growth companies looking to fuel expansion without the excessive and expensive dilution of equity, or restrictive covenants of conventional debt. With over thirty million small and medium sized business in the United States and Canada, and tens of millions of others in Flow Capital’s addressable geographies and sectors, there is a large market of potential investment opportunities.
“In spite of the slow capital deployment, we continue to see a very strong pipeline in terms of quality of opportunities. The equity market volatility is generating a marked increase in demand for the type of creative and flexible capital provided by Flow. In fact, our qualified deal pipeline was at record levels in Q1 and we expect that several of the deals already in late stage due diligence, should close over the coming weeks”, said Alex Baluta, CEO of Flow Capital.
Total revenue for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, was $1,747,126 compared to $3,868,286 in the three-month period ended March 31, 2022. Loan interest and royalty payment income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, was $1,691,481 representing a 4.2 % decrease from the $1,765,374, earned in the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.
Of the $1,691,481 loan interest and royalty payment income earned during the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, $103,666 was contributed by interest earned from new investments acquired in the last twelve months, $1,422,673 from loan interest and royalty payment income from the existing portfolio, and $165,142 on account of loan amortization adjustments.
Income from changes in value of financial assets for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, was $(19,089) compared to $2,100,805 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022.
Total operating expenses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, were $807,073 (2022 – $760,289). The increase is primarily due to higher professional fees compared to the previous corresponding periods.
Profit After Taxes
Profit after taxes for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, were $ 345,450 (2022 – $2,349,942). The movements in the profit after taxes was primarily on account of stable loan interest and royalty payment income and favourable foreign exchange impacts, offset by fewer buyouts, fair value movements, and marginally higher operating costs, compared to the corresponding periods in the previous year.
Conference Call Details
Flow Capital will host a conference call to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, on Monday, May 29, 2023. Participants should call +1 (888) 886-7786 or +1 (416) 764-8658 and ask an operator for the Flow Capital earnings call, Conference ID 16372857. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the call to secure a line. A replay will be available shortly after the call. To access the replay, please dial +1 (416) 764-8692 or +1 (877) 674-7070 and enter passcode 372857#. The replay recording will be available until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, June 12, 2023.
An audio recording of the conference call will be also available on the investors’ page of Flow Capital’s website at www.flowcap.com/financials.
About Flow Capital
Flow Capital Corp. is a diversified alternative asset investor and advisor, specializing in providing minimally dilutive capital to emerging growth businesses. To apply for financing, visit www.flowcap.com.
For further information, please contact:
Flow Capital Corp.
Chief Executive Officer
1 Adelaide Street East, Suite 3002,
PO Box 171,
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V9
Forward-Looking Information and Statements
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An investment in securities of the Company is speculative and subject to a number of risks including, without limitation, risks relating to: the need for additional financing; the relative speculative and illiquid nature of an investment in the Company; the volatility of the Company’s share price; the Company’s limited operating history; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient revenues; the Company’s ability to manage future growth; the limited diversification in the Company’s existing investments; the Company’s ability to negotiate additional royalty purchases from new investee companies; the Company’s dependence on the operations, assets and financial health of its investee companies; the Company’s limited ability to exercise control or direction over investee companies; potential defaults by investee companies and the unsecured nature of the Company’s investments; the Company’s ability to enforce on any default by an investee company; competition with other investment entities; tax matters, including the potential impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act on the Company; the potential impact of the Company being classified as a Passive Foreign Investment Company (“PFIC”); the Company’s ability to pay dividends in the future and the timing and amount of those dividends; reliance on key personnel, particularly the Company’s founders; dilution of shareholders’ interest through future financings; and general economic and political conditions; as well as the risks discuss ed in the joint management information circular of the Company dated May 2, 2018 and the risks discussed herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking information and forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
In connection with the forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release, the Company has made certain assumptions. Assumptions about the performance of the Canadian and U.S. economies over the next 24 months and how that will affect the Company’s business and its ability to identify and close new opportunities with new investees are material factors that the Company considered when setting its strategic priorities and objectives, and its outlook for its business.
Key assumptions include, but are not limited to: assumptions that the Canadian and U.S. economies relevant to the Company’s investment focus will remain relatively stable over the next 12 to 24 months; that interest rates will not increase dramatically over the next 12 to 24 months; that the Company’s existing investees will continue to make royalty payments to the Company as and when required; that the businesses of the Company’s investees will not experience material negative results; that the Company will continue to grow its portfolio in a manner similar to what has already been established; that tax rates and tax laws will not change significantly in Canada and the U.S.; that more small to medium private and public companies will continue to require access to alternative sources of capital; that the Company will have the ability to raise required equity and/or debt financing on acceptable terms; and that the Company will have sufficient free cash flow to pay dividends. The Company has also assumed that access to the capital markets will remain relatively stable, that the capital markets will perform with normal levels of volatility and that the Canadian dollar will not have a high amount of volatility relative to the U.S. dollar. In determining expectations for economic growth, the Company primarily considers historical economic data provided by the Canadian and U.S. governments and their agencies. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing, and the expectations contained in, the forward- looking information and statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements, and no assurance or guarantee can be given that such forward-looking information and statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information and statements.
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