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Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation Achieves Record Q2 Earnings – 10.5% Increase Over Prior Year

TORONTO, July 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation (TSX:AI) today released its unaudited financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2016.

Highlights for the quarter

  • Record earnings of $6.4 million, up 10.5% from prior year
  • Earnings of $0.24 per share
  • Revenues of $10.7 million, up 11.1% from prior year
  • Regular monthly dividend of $0.215 for the quarter (annualized rate of $0.86)
  • High quality mortgage portfolio
    • 80% of portfolio in first mortgages
    • 92% of portfolio is less than 75% loan to value
    • Mortgage portfolio grew to $505 million
    • Continued focus on low risk real estate sectors
    • Exposure in Alberta reduced to below 10%, ahead of schedule

Interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call with management on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Please refer to the call-in information at the end of this news release.

Results of operations

Atrium achieved record results in the quarter, as its assets grew to $501 million. For the three months ended June 30, 2016, mortgage interest and fee revenue aggregated $10.7 million, an increase of 11.1% from the prior year. For the six months ended June 30, 2016, mortgage interest and fees revenue aggregated $20.8 million, an increase of 8.8% from the prior year.

Net earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2016 were $6.4 million, an increase of 10.5% from the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per common share were $0.24, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $0.24 basic and diluted per common share for the prior year. Net earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2016 were $12.6 million, an increase of 9.9% from the prior year. Basic and diluted earnings per common share were $0.47 and $0.46, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with $0.47 basic and $0.46 diluted earnings per common share for the comparable period in the previous year.

The company had $501 million of mortgages receivable as at June 30, 2016, an increase of 8.8% from the prior quarter and 11.8% from the prior year end. During the quarter, $106 million of gross new mortgages were advanced, and $65 million of gross mortgages were repaid.

Atrium had previously indicated that it expected to reduce exposure to Alberta to 10% of its total mortgage portfolio by year-end, but this objective has been achieved ahead of schedule. Atrium’s exposure to Alberta has been reduced from 25 loans constituting 13.5% of the portfolio at December 31, 2015 to 18 loans and 9.9% of the portfolio at June 30, 2016.

The weighted average interest rate on the mortgage portfolio decreased slightly to 8.60% at June 30, 2016, compared with 8.66% at December 31, 2015 and 8.78% at June 30, 2015.

Interim Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited, 000s, except per share amounts) Three months ended Six months ended
June 30 June 30
2016 2015 2016 2015
Revenue$ 10,691 $ 9,626 $ 20,807 $ 19,118
Mortgage servicing and management fees (1,112) (1,005) (2,178) (1,989)
Other expenses (286) (245) (557) (516)
Provision for mortgage losses (319) (250) (619) (612)
Income before financing costs 8,974 8,126 17,453 16,001
Financing costs (2,541) (2,306) (4,898) (4,579)
Earnings and total comprehensive income$ 6,433 $ 5,820 $ 12,555 $ 11,422
Basic earnings per share$ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.47 $ 0.47
Diluted earnings per share$ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.46 $ 0.46
Dividends declared$ 5,794 $ 5,151 $ 11,575 $ 10,289
Mortgages receivable, end of period$ 500,974 $ 437,039 $ 500,974 $ 437,039
Total assets, end of period$ 501,045 $ 442,646 $ 501,045 $ 442,646
Shareholders’ equity, end of period$ 277,685 $ 250,942 $ 277,685 $ 250,942


For further information on the financial results, and analysis of the company’s mortgage portfolio in addition to that set out below, please refer to Atrium’s unaudited interim financial statements and its management’s discussion and analysis for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2016, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on the company’s website at www.atriummic.com.


Analysis of mortgage portfolio
June 30, 2016 December 31, 2015
Outstanding % of Outstanding % of
Mortgage category Number amount Portfolio Number amount Portfolio
(outstanding amounts in 000s)
Low-rise residential 30 $ 136,939 27.1% 23 $ 110,034 24.3%
House and apartment 102 88,076 17.4% 110 84,755 18.8%
Construction 8 53,493 10.6% 9 44,701 9.9%
High-rise residential 7 46,324 9.2% 9 42,245 9.4%
Mid-rise residential 5 11,663 2.3% 7 14,662 3.2%
Condominium corporation 17 3,890 0.8% 18 4,111 0.9%
Residential portfolio 169 340,385 67.4% 176 300,508 66.5%
Commercial/mixed use 30 164,600 32.6% 31 151,083 33.5%
Mortgage portfolio 199 504,985 100.0% 207 451,591 100.0%


June 30, 2016


Location of underlying property

Number of
mortgages

Outstanding
amount

Percentage
outstanding
Weighted
average
loan to value
Weighted
average
interest rate
(outstanding amounts in 000s)
Greater Toronto Area 155 $ 349,005 69.1% 65.3% 8.54%
Non-GTA Ontario 14 9,855 1.9% 65.4% 9.25%
Saskatchewan 1 11,989 2.4% 71.1% 8.50%
Alberta 18 49,796 9.9% 62.5% 9.10%
British Columbia 11 84,340 16.7% 58.0% 8.48%
199 $ 504,985 100.0% 63.9% 8.60%


December 31, 2015


Location of underlying property

Number of
mortgages

Outstanding
amount

Percentage
outstanding
Weighted
average
loan to value
Weighted
average
interest rate
(outstanding amounts in 000s)
Greater Toronto Area 152 $ 292,547 64.8% 66.1% 8.61%
Non-GTA Ontario 15 11,436 2.5% 67.3% 8.99%
Saskatchewan 1 10,822 2.4% 71.1% 8.50%
Alberta 25 61,078 13.5% 59.7% 8.68%
British Columbia 14 75,708 16.8% 62.6% 8.83%
207 $ 451,591 100.0% 64.7% 8.66%

Conference call

Interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call with management on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the results. To participate or listen to the conference call live, please call 1 (888) 241-0551 or (647) 427-3415. For a replay of the conference call (available until August 4, 2016) please call 1 (855) 859-2056, Conference ID 95465156.

About Atrium

Canada’s Premier Non-Bank Lender™
Atrium is a non-bank provider of residential and commercial mortgages that lends in major urban centres in Canada where the stability and liquidity of real estate are high. Atrium’s objectives are to provide its shareholders with stable and secure dividends and preserve shareholders’ equity by lending within conservative risk parameters.

Atrium is a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) as defined in the Canada Income Tax Act, so is not taxed on income provided that its taxable income is paid to its shareholders in the form of dividends within 90 days after December 31 each year. Such dividends are generally treated by shareholders as interest income, so that each shareholder is in the same position as if the mortgage investments made by the company had been made directly by the shareholder. For further information, please refer to regulatory filings available at www.sedar.com or Atrium’s website at www.atriummic.com.

For additional information, please contact Robert G. Goodall President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. Sherman Chief Financial Officer (416) 607-4200 ir@atriummic.com www.atriummic.com

Source:Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation