CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 28, 2017) – Blackhawk Resource Corp. (“Blackhawk” or the “Corporation“) (TSX VENTURE:BLR) is pleased to announce that the financial statements and MD&A for its second quarter ended December 31, 2016 have been filed on Sedar.
- Blackhawk had interest income of $80,877 on its debt portfolio and a realized gain on disposal of equity investments of $33,569 for the period ended December 31, 2016.
- Blackhawk had cash flow from operations of $80,443 for the period ended December 31, 2016.
- As at December 31, 2016, Blackhawk had $2,778,670 in working capital.
- As at December 31, 2016, Blackhawk held $2,805,965 in current investments.
- As at December 31, 2016, NAV per share was $0.07.
- As at February 28, 2017, NAV per share was $0.15.
Blackhawk continues to hold numerous equity investments, and has begun to strategically focus its investments in e-sports. As part of this focus, the equity portion of its portfolio includes a significant investment in a private eSports company, UMG Media Corp. (“UMG”). UMG has involvement in both live tournament events as well as on line match play. On February 27, 2017, UMG completed an equity financing at $1.50 per share which increases the fair value of Blackhawk’s investment from $1,250,000 to $4,792,500.
The increase of investments at fair value results in a NAV per share of $0.15.
The Corporation continues to review both equity and debt investment opportunities. The goal of this strategy is to build a portfolio of investments, which is expected to include equity, debt instruments and direct asset investments in certain situations which will continue to provide positive cash flow returns.
As at December 31, 2016, the Corporation held total investments of $2,805,965 comprised of equity type investments of $1,715,223 and debt type investments of $1,090,742. In addition, the Corporation held a cash balance of $44,106.
As of February 27, 2017, the value of the Corporation’s total investments has increased to $6,243,465. This increase from December 31, 2016 is mainly due to the increase in the value of the UMG investment.
|Investments at fair value by sector consist of the following as at December 31, 2016:|
|% of total |
|Technology and media||1,751,822||1,465,973||85%|
|Current debt instrument investments consist of the following as at December 31, 2016:|
|Short term loans||$940,752|
|Total current debt instrument investments||$1,090,742|
Additional information is available on our website at www.blackhawkcorp.ca.
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NON-GAAP OR NON IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES
This press release includes references to “net asset value per share (“NAV per share”),” a financial measure that does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or International IFRS. NAV per share is calculated as the value of total assets less the value of total liabilities divided by the total number of common shares outstanding as at a specific date. Investors are cautioned that this non-GAAP measure should not be construed as an alternative to the measurement calculated in accordance with IFRS as, given its non-standardized meaning; it is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.
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As forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and should not be read as guarantees or assurances of future performance. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained in this news release as a number of factors could cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from the targets, expectations, estimates or intentions expressed in the forward-looking statements. Statements containing forward-looking information reflect management’s current beliefs and assumptions based on information in its possession on the date of this news release. Although management believes that the assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.
The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Corporation does not undertake or assume any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new events or circumstances except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.