Toronto, March 3, 2017 - GMP Capital Inc. (GMP) (TSX: GMP) today reported revenue of $65.2 million in fourth quarter 2016 representing an 85% increase relative to the same period a year ago. GMP recorded net income of $3.2 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.03 in fourth quarter 2016 compared with a net loss of $15.6 million and diluted loss per share of $0.26 in fourth quarter 2015. Adjusted EPS1 was $0.07 in fourth quarter 2016 compared with an adjusted diluted loss per share1 of $0.21 in the prior year quarter. “GMP benefited from a solid rebound in client activity in fourth quarter 2016 with a strong performance in our advisory franchise driving a 230% rise in investment banking fees compared with fourth quarter 2015,” said Harris Fricker, President and Chief Executive Officer, GMP. “We are encouraged by our financial results this quarter which included an impressive contribution from GMP FirstEnergy and demonstrate the powerful leverage we've embedded into our business over the last year.” Fourth quarter 2015 results included pre-tax expenses of $21.5 million recorded in connection with the restructuring of the Capital Markets segment.
- Earned net income of $3.2 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.03 in fourth quarter, revenues increased 85%
- Fourth quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share1 of $0.07 including meaningful contribution from GMP FirstEnergy
For further information about GMP Capital Inc., our results for fourth quarter and year-end 2016 and the meaning of certain references, this earnings release should be read in conjunction with our annual financial statements as at and for the year ended December 31, 2016 (2016 Annual Financial Statements), our management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016 (2016 Annual MD&A) and our annual information form, which can be accessed on our website at gmpcapital.com and on SEDAR at sedar.com. Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars and have been taken from our 2016 Annual Financial Statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).