The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited (“Western”) (WI: TSXV) confirms its financial statements and MD&A for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 are available for viewing on SEDAR.
In a message to shareholders, Western CEO Scott Tannas provided the following commentary:
“Our first quarter operations provided Western and its subsidiaries with NPIO net income of $307,157 – we discuss the significance of this figure in our MD&A. After expensing one time closing costs for the March 1 purchase of Foothills Creamery we ended the quarter with a small loss of $28,190. This result is in line with our expectations.
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Ocean Sales provided a significant contribution to profit, with solid sales at various shows across North America, and a very encouraging start to our new partnership in the USA with a leading global retailer.
Our Seniors Care homes at Golden Healthcare remained at full capacity and provided our expected share of earnings.
GlassMasters had a very quiet quarter given the extraordinarily harsh winter months. As a result, they are making sure they have capacity to address the pent up demand this spring. Their annual mall parking lot count of broken windshields confirms a busy season ahead.
Foothills Creamery was under our ownership for only one month (March) and would have normally contributed to net income but for the aforementioned transaction costs.
In the second quarter all our businesses are in full swing with GlassMasters and Foothills entering their high seasons. We remain focused on meeting the financial goals for 2018 that were outlined in my previous letter. We look forward to reporting on our progress in the weeks and months to come.”
Western is a unique publicly traded, private equity company founded by a group of successful Western Canadian business people, and dedicated to building and maintaining ownership in successful Western Canadian companies, and helping them to grow. The company’s shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol WI. For more information on the company, please visit its website at www.winv.ca.
The Western Investment Company of Canada Limited
President and Chief Executive Officer
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