Goldmoney Inc. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2024 for the period ending in September 30, 2023Nov 7, 2023
TORONTO – (November 7, 2023) – Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) (US:XAUMF) (“Goldmoney” or the “Company”), today announced financial results for the financial quarter ended September 30, 2023. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.
- Group Tangible Capital of $143 million, an increase of $9.7 million, or 7% Year over Year (“YoY”).
- Group Tangible Capital per Share increased to $10.38 from $8.94, an increase of $1.44 per share, or 16% YoY.
- Group Precious Metal Position consisting of Coins, Bullion, and Bullion Denominated Loan of $23 million, representing 21.25% of Tangible Capital Exclusive of the Mene Inc. Shareholding.
- Gold-Adjusted Tangible Capital per 1 Goldmoney Inc. share of 0.129 grams an increase of 16% YoY.
- Repurchased a total of 155,500 shares at an average purchase price of $8.95 during the quarter, reducing the share count by 1.1%.
- Quarterly Operating Income of $4.2 million, a decrease of 27% YoY.
- Net Income of $2.0 million, a decrease of 46% YoY.
- Basic Earnings per Share of $0.15.
- Goldmoney.com Group Client Assets of $2 billion as at September 30, 2023.
- Menē Inc. reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, generating $5 million in revenue and $1.5 million gross profit.
- The Company announced in September 2023 that it plans to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary Schiff Gold.
IFRS Consolidated Income Statement Data (1)
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- The above table excludes SchiffGold’s operating activity to allow users to evaluate the Company based on the results of its continuing operations.
Statement from Roy Sebag, CEO of Goldmoney Inc.
In the second quarter of fiscal year 2024, Goldmoney Inc. produced $2.0 million in IFRS Net income and $2.84 million in Non-IFRS Adjusted Gain. This is our eighth consecutive quarter of profitability using the Non-IFRS Adjusted Gain metric which excludes non-cash items such as precious metal and FX movements as well as depreciation and stock compensation.
Our financial accounts are presented excluding Schiff Gold, which is being treated as a business held for sale that is expected to close in the current quarter. We do not expect any meaningful impact to tangible capital per share given that 212,600 shares of Goldmoney Inc. will be cancelled as part of the transaction.
Our precious metals business continued to perform well producing $2.5 million of quarterly operating income. This result was achieved despite a weak environment for precious metals over the July 1 – September 30, 2023 period. We have seen an improved environment for precious metals since quarter end and expect our precious metals business to continue delivering consistent operating income and free cash flow.
Our property investment business is becoming increasingly more important with each passing quarter. Since acquiring our first property in June, we have collected two quarterly rent payments totaling $2.1 million. Virtually all this rental income flows to the bottom line.
Since quarter end, we closed on the acquisition of Wales Millennium Centre Phase II (also known as BBC Hoddinott Hall) in Cardiff, Wales. This acquisition will increase our property rental income next quarter by circa $675,000 and circa $2.7 million on an annual basis. Notably, this income is indexed to inflation with uncapped annual rent increases.
Our property investment portfolio is currently annualizing $7.0 million of net rental income with a remaining contractual term of 12.5 years across the two properties. This recurring cash flow, which will rise each year depending on the rate of inflation, will provide the purchasing power for further property acquisitions. We remain focused on growing our property investment business in the UK with the goal of reaching $10 million of annual rental income from investment properties by the end of calendar 2024. We are also growing confident that our timing will be rewarded given that, at the time of writing, it is becoming more likely that interest rates in the UK have peaked.
At Menē, our 24-karat jewelry business, a new management team has taken the reigns. The company is currently undergoing a significant restructuring of its operations and business model. The entire Goldmoney board is supportive of these actions and has confidence in the new leadership team and their vision. Some of their actions are already making an impact. For example, we now expect that Goldmoney Inc.’s circa $10 million of precious metal loans to Menē may be fully repaid over the coming months. Menē is a company still in its infancy but on its way to becoming a globally recognized luxury brand. Consequently, we view our shareholding in Menē as a long-term investment with tremendous potential.
Goldmoney repurchased 155,000 shares or over 1.1% of the company during the quarter. Because we believe our shares to be undervalued, we are repurchasing as many shares as we are allowed. But the restrictions on NCIB’s in Canada make this task more difficult (at least to our minds when viewed relative to other countries) than it should be. Shareholders should note that the outstanding shares for Goldmoney Inc, will decline by a further 212,600 shares following the closing of the Schiff Gold sale, after which the pro-forma total shares outstanding will be circa 13,555,000.
In sum, this was another solid quarter of operating performance for Goldmoney Inc. The decisions we have taken over the course of 2023 continue to bear fruit, and we believe that our operations and control of expenses are now well positioned to build up a significant amount of capital over the medium to long-term. Once this becomes evident in our financial statements, we believe that the discount between our company’s tangible book value per share of $10.38 and our current share price of $8.40 will disappear.
Financial Information and IFRS Standards
The selected financial information included in this release is qualified in its entirety by, and should be read together with, the Company's consolidated financial statements for the quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2023 and prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and the corresponding management's discussion and analysis, which are available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
This news release contains non-IFRS financial measures; the Company believes that these measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of its business, enable comparison of financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in operating its business. Although management believes these financial measures are important in evaluating the Company's performance, they are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. These non-IFRS financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and may not be comparable with similar measures used by other companies. For certain non-IFRS financial measures, there are no directly comparable amounts under IFRS. These non-IFRS financial measures should not be viewed as alternatives to measures of financial performance determined in accordance with IFRS. Moreover, presentation of certain of these measures is provided for year-over-year comparison purposes, and investors should be cautioned that the effect of the adjustments thereto provided herein have an actual effect on the Company's operating results.
Tangible Capital is a non-IFRS measure. This figure excludes from total shareholder equity (i) intangibles, and (ii) goodwill, and is useful to demonstrate the tangible capital employed by the business.
For a full reconciliation of non-IFRS financial measures used herein to their nearest IFRS equivalents, please see the section entitled "Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Financial Measures" in the Company's MD&A for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.
About Goldmoney Inc.
Founded in 2001, Goldmoney (TSX:XAU) is a TSX listed company invested in the real economy. The leading custodians and traders of precious metals, Goldmoney Inc. also owns and operates businesses in jewelry manufacturing, coin retailing, and property investment. For more information about Goldmoney, visit goldmoney.com.
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