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Quest Capital Corp. (Quest) is a merchant banking organization that focuses on providing financial services primarily to companies in the real estate, manufacturing, mining and energy sectors. The Company's primary focus is providing commercial bridge loans and mortgage financings. Quest also provides a range of services, including the raising of capital, consulting, management and administrative services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Quest Management Corp. and Quest Securities Corporation (Quest Securities). The Company's business consists of providing commercial bridge loans to publicly traded development stage companies; mortgage financing secured by first and second real estate mortgages; financial and corporate finance services in arranging equity offerings for companies, and management and administrative services to public and private companies.|
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|TSX SYMBOL: QC
AMEX, AIM SYMBOL: QCC
March 6, 2006
Quest Reports its Financial Results for 2005
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 6, 2006) - Quest Capital Corp. ('Quest' or the
'Company') (TSX:QC)(AMEX:QCC)(AIM:QCC) is pleased to announce its unaudited consolidated financial
results for the year ended December 31, 2005.
- Unaudited earnings before taxes of $17.2 million ($0.17 per share) or after tax net earnings of
$23.6 million ($0.23 per share);
- Loan portfolio increased 63% in 2005 to $124.6 million, as compared to $76.2 million as at December
- Total loans arranged in 2005 were $173.7 million, of which the Company funded $116.8 million;
- Net Assets increased in 2005 by 78% to $177.6 million, as compared to $99.5 million as at December
For the year ended December 31, 2005 the Company had unaudited net earnings of $23.6 million ($0.23
per share), as compared to net earnings of $12.7 million ($0.14 per share) in 2004 and a net loss of
$1.4 million ($0.02 per share) in 2003. The Company has concluded the likely realization of a portion
of its unused tax losses from future earnings, as required by Canadian generally accepted accounting
principles earnings have been positively impacted by the recognition of a future tax recovery and
future tax asset of $6.4 million.
Interest and related fees earned from the Company's loan portfolio have grown by 59% in 2005 with only
a 17% increase in operating costs (excluding expenses related to resource operations) as compared to
2004. In 2005, fees realized from the corporate finance activities increased by 90% to $4.2 million as
compared to 2004. As at December 31, 2005, the composition of the loan portfolio was 89% real estate
mortgages, 6% in the energy sector, and 5% in other types of companies. In addition, the Company had
$33.7 million of cash at year end and subsequently received additional cash of $13.3 million from the
exercise of warrants.
Additional highlights for 2005 include the announcement of a C$0.03 semi-annual dividend per share,
equity financings of approximately $56 million, a listing on AMEX and the admission to the AIM market
of the London Stock Exchange subsequent to year end.
Managing partner, A. Murray Sinclair said, "In 2005, the Company reported strong growth in revenues
and earnings, and we are confident that this will continue into 2006. To support this growth we made
strategic additions in management, adding considerable depth to our team."
2005 Financial Statements and MD&A
The complete reports of the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for
the year ended December 31, 2005, 2004 and 2003, together with Management's Discussion and Analysis of
financial conditions are expected to be filed on sedar on or before March 14, 2006.
Quest Capital Corp. is a merchant bank that focuses on providing financial services, specifically
mortgages and bridge loans. Quest's primary expertise is providing asset backed loans of between
$1,000,000 and $35,000,000 to operations in real estate, manufacturing, mining and energy. Quest
complements its lending business by providing corporate finance services through its wholly owned
subsidiary, Quest Securities Corporation.|
|Quest Capital Corp. is a merchant banking organization that focuses on providing financial services primarily to companies in the mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and real estate industries. Quest provides bridge and mortgage financing, and corporate finance and management services
Quest has also invested capital in emerging and developing companies mainly in the natural resource sector.
Company website : http://www.questcapcorp.com/
TSE SYMBOL: QC
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