Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2023

February 22, 2024 4:10 PM EST | Source: Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc.

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 22, 2024) - Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc. (TSXV: LPC) ("LPCP" or the "Company") today announced its results for the quarter ending December 31, 2023 ("Q4 2023") and for the year ending December 31, 2023 ("FY 2023").

Revenue for FY 2023 was $29.4 million, an increase of $2.8 million or 10.7%, compared to $26.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2022 ("FY 2022"). Revenue for Q4 2023 was $7.5 million, an increase of $0.8 million or 12.0%, compared to $6.7 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 ("Q4 2022").

Assets under management were $3.01 billion on December 31, 2023, compared to $2.58 billion on December 31, 2022. On December 15, 2023, the Company acquired 100% membership interest of Fulcrum Equity Management, LLC. ("Fulcrum"), resulting in the addition of $248 million. Fulcrum is a Texas limited liability company, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment advisor. During FY 2023, the Company also added $15 million in other net new assets and had foreign exchange and market appreciation of $167 million.

"Surpassing $3 billion in assets under management is a significant achievement," said Robert Sewell, President and CEO. "Considering we were under $2 billion only 5 quarters ago, makes this achievement even more remarkable. We continue to be grateful to all of our supporters, partners and our team for making this milestone possible. It speaks to the dedication of our team to outstanding client service, our unique investment offering, and our ability to execute on our growth strategy across Canada and the USA."

Net earnings for FY 2023 were $0.4 million, a decrease of $0.6 million or 61.4%, compared to $1.0 million during FY 2022, and were $33 thousand for Q4 2023, compared to $8 thousand during Q4 2022. Adjusted EBITDA1, a non-IFRS measure, for FY 2023 was $7.3 million, an increase of $0.8 million or 11.7%, compared to $6.5 million during FY 2022, and was $2.1 million for Q4 2023, an increase of $0.3 million or 16.4%, compared to $1.8 million during Q4 2022.

These results are not a comprehensive statement of the Company's financial results for FY 2023 and Q4 2023. They should not be viewed as a substitute for financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and are not necessarily indicative of the Company's results for any future period.

About Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc.

LPCP was created to bring together boutique investment management and wealth advisory firms in order to deliver robust, cost-effective investment solutions to affluent investors, foundations, estates and trusts. LPCP's unique strategy creates better alignment between investment managers and wealth advisors while providing them with additional resources to accelerate their growth.

For further information, please contact:

Robert Sewell
Chief Executive Officer
Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc.
(905) 337-2227

Non-IFRS Measures

LPCP's annual consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. The information presented in this press release includes non-IFRS financial measures, namely EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to a similar measure presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company's results of operations from management's perspective. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of the Company's financial information reported under IFRS. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is used to provide investors with supplemental measures of the Company's operating performance and thus highlight trends in LPCP's core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. The Company's management also believes that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-IFRS measures in the evaluation of issuers. LPCP's management also uses non-IFRS measures in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period, to prepare annual operating budgets and forecasts and to determine components of management compensation. The Company's management believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are an important supplemental measure of LPCP's performance, primarily because they and similar measures are used widely among others in the investment management industry as a means of evaluating a company's underlying operating performance. EBITDA is defined as net earnings before financing costs, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted for acquisition, restructuring, integration, and share-based compensation expenses.

The following table outlines how EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA was determined:

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Cautionary Notes

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release contains statements which constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information may be identified by such terms as "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", "plan", and other similar expressions. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, without limitation, LPCP's objectives, goals and future plans. Forward-looking information addresses possible future events, conditions and financial performance based upon management's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. In particular, the forward-looking information contained in this news release reflects assumptions about the timing and results of the amalgamation and regulatory approvals. Management of LPCP considers the assumptions on which the forward-looking information contained herein are based to be reasonable. However, by its very nature, forward-looking information inherently involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such information. Such risks include, without limitation, changes in economic conditions, applicable laws or regulations. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. LPCP disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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