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Guardian Capital Group Limited (TSX:GCG) (TSX:GCG.A) Announces 2013 Second Quarter Operating Results
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Guardian Capital Group Limited (TSX:GCG) (TSX:GCG.A) Announces 2013 Second Quarter Operating Results17:51 EDT Thursday, August 08, 2013
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2013) - Guardian Capital Group Limited (TSX:GCG) (TSX:GCG.A) -
All per share figures disclosed below are stated on a diluted basis.
|For the periods ended June 30||Three Months||Six Months|
|($ in thousands, except per share amounts)||2013||2012||2013||2012|
|Net gains (losses)||666||(548||)||1,236||(564||)|
|Net earnings before net (losses) gains on securities held for sale||6,255||2,838||11,320||7,217|
|Net (losses) gains on securities held for sale||(1,243||)||(2,961||)||(728||)||626|
|Net earnings (loss) available to shareholders||4,963||(114||)||10,506||7,891|
|Adjusted cash flow from operations available to shareholders||$||6,856||$||5,239||$||11,591||$||10,646|
|EBITDA available to shareholders||7,859||6,260||14,330||12,409|
|Net earnings before net (losses) gains on securities held for sale||$||0.20||$||0.09||$||0.36||$||0.23|
|Net earnings (loss) available to shareholders||0.16||(0.00||)||0.34||0.25|
|Adjusted cash flow from operations available to shareholders||0.22||0.17||0.38||0.34|
|EBITDA available to shareholders||0.25||0.20||0.46||0.39|
|As at||June 30,||March 31,||December 31,||June 30,|
|($ in millions, except per share amounts)||2013||2013||2012||2012|
|Assets under management||$||20,379||$||20,351||$||18,832||$||16,934|
|Assets under administration||10,322||10,497||9,918||8,890|
|Value of corporate holdings of securities||394||403||380||368|
|Value of corporate holdings of securities||$||12.51||$||12.74||$||11.99||$||11.43|
The Company continues to generate asset growth through relatively strong performance and net asset flows across institutional, retail intermediary and private client segments. As a result, and despite market headwinds in the domestic markets, assets under management held steady at $20.4 billion as at June 30, 2013 quarter over quarter (QoQ), and increased 20% year over year (YoY). Assets under administration were slightly down to $10.3 billion as at June 30, 2013, a decrease of less than 2% QoQ and an increase of 16% YoY.
For the second quarter of 2013, the Company is reporting net earnings before gains on securities held for sale of $6.3 million or $0.20 per share, compared to $2.8 million or $0.09 per share in 2012. This 120% increase in net earnings before net gains on securities held for sale was brought about by improvements both in operating earnings across all main business segments, and net gains. Net earnings available to shareholders for the quarter were $5.0 million or $0.16 per share, compared to a loss of $0.1 million or $ nil per share in the second quarter of 2012. Net earnings available to shareholders have been reduced by $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2013 ($3.0 million in 2012) as a result of decreases in the value of investments in mutual funds which are categorized as held for sale.
Adjusted cash flow from operations for the quarter was $6.9 million, or $0.22 per share, compared to $5.2 million, or $0.17 per share in the second quarter of 2012. EBITDA available to shareholders for the quarter were up over 25% at $7.9 million, or $0.25 per share, compared to $6.3 million, or $0.20 per share for the second quarter of 2012.
The fair value of the Company's holdings of securities as at June 30, 2013 was $394 million, or $12.51 per share, compared with $380 million, or $11.99 per share at December 31, 2012. The Company's shareholders' equity at June 30, 2013 was $355 million, or $11.27 per share, compared with $354 million, or $11.16 per share at December 31, 2012.
The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on October 17, 2013, to shareholders of record on October 10, 2013.
Guardian Capital Group Limited is a diversified financial services company founded in 1962, which provides institutional and high net worth investment management services to clients; financial services to international investors; and services to financial advisors in its national mutual fund dealer, securities dealer, and insurance distribution network.
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Guardian Capital Group Limited
Senior Vice-President, Finance and Secretary
Guardian Capital Group Limited
President and Chief Executive Officer