QIS Update #29 2012 - December 5th 2012
Included in this update:
- Audiotech Healthcare going-private transaction complete, to delist after Dec. 4 market close
- NTG Clarity Networks announces third quarter 2012 results
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Audiotech Healthcare Corporation (AUD:TSX-V)
Current Price: $0.34 (coverage commenced Nov. 8/04 - $0.14)
AHC Acquisition Inc. of Suite 760, 175 Second Ave., Kamloops, B.C., has acquired ownership of 13,329,825 issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of Audiotech Healthcare Corp., being 100 per cent of Audiotech's issued and outstanding common shares, pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement.
AHC is a corporation controlled by Osvaldo (Ozzie) Iadarola, Audiotech's president and chief executive officer, and his family. Mr. and Mrs. Iadarola have been principal shareholders of Audiotech since it commenced operations, and, prior to Dec. 3, 2012, the majority shareholders as a group held, directly and indirectly, or exercised control or direction over approximately 65.6 per cent of Audiotech's issued common shares. On July 24, 2012, AHC made a proposal to Audiotech for a going-private transaction, whereby AHC would acquire by way of statutory plan of arrangement all of the outstanding common shares of Audiotech, such that AHC would own 100 per cent of Audiotech's issued common shares. Following approval by Audiotech's board of directors, shareholders of Audiotech and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the arrangement was effected on Dec. 3, 2012. As a result of the arrangement, Audiotech is a wholly owned subsidiary of AHC and, after close of market on Dec. 4, 2012, will no longer be publicly traded.
Disclosure with respect to the arrangement is available in Audiotech's management information circular dated Oct. 22, 2012, prepared in connection with the special meeting of shareholders held on Nov. 27, 2012, which has been electronically filed with regulators and is available for viewing under Audiotech's issuer profile on the SEDAR website.
AHC has no present future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of Audiotech.
The arrangement was effected in accordance with the terms of an arrangement agreement made as of Sept. 10, 2012, between Audiotech and AHC. A copy of the arrangement agreement is attached as Appendix C to the circular, and it has also been filed with regulators and is available for viewing under Audiotech's issuer profile on the SEDAR website.
Consideration paid by AHC under the arrangement is as follows:
- Cash payment of 35 cents per common share in respect of 4,590,325 common shares of Audiotech owned by the minority shareholders of Audiotech;
- Issuance of 8,739,500 common shares in the capital of AHC, at a deemed value of 35 cents per AHC common share, in exchange for 8,739,500 common shares of Audiotech owned by the majority shareholders.
A report respecting this acquisition will be electronically filed with the securities commission in each jurisdiction where Audiotech is reporting and will be available for viewing online at www.sedar.com.
QIS Capital Comments:
This will be our last update on Audiotech Healthcare as the company is now private. Shareholders should shortly be receiving a cash payment of $0.35 per share in their trading accounts. We would again like to congratulate management on a company that was very well run with profitable operations and many platforms for future growth. Given the level of administrative fees, filing requirements, new accounting regulations, and lackluster small-cap markets it just didn’t make sense for Audiotech to stay as a public entity any longer. Congratulations as well to all shareholders who made a very respectful return with Audiotech.
NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (NCI:TSX-V)
Current Price: $0.05 (coverage commenced Feb. 4/10 - $0.045)
NTG Clarity Networks Inc. has reported third quarter 2012 revenues of $1,386,554, compared to $1,283,229 in the same period last year. Gross margin for the period was 48% compared to 44% for the same period in 2011.
The company reported a net income for the three months ended September 30, 2012 of $176,973, compared to a net income of $176,702 for the comparable period last year.
As at September 30, 2012, NTG had positive working capital of $563,584 and long-term debt of only $103,733. There are currently 25,468,391 shares issued and outstanding.
Consolidated interim financial statements for the quarter ending September 30, 2012 have been prepared in accordance with IAS34. See NTG's Q3 2012 MD&A and Q3 Consolidated Interim Financial statements for details.
|LATEST FINANCIAL RESULTS|
|3 Mos. Ended Sep. 30||9 Mos. Ended Sep. 30|
|Cost of Sales||718,411||721,167||2,114,483||2,737,248|
|Selling, G&A Exp.||258,423||299,860||753,405||936,288|
(as at Sept. 30, 2012)
|Current Assets||$ 2,766,505|
Management is very pleased with the company's third quarter performance along with the recent positive trend in earnings. During the latest quarter NTG received a purchase order to upgrade and expand the NTS/BSS installation at a major customer site. This project has a value of $1.9 million. The company continues to make progress with a number of potential clients in the Gulf region.
In an unrelated matter, the company announced the following member of the Board of Directors will have stock options issued; M. Adel Zaghloul; 100,000 options. Each option will be exercisable at a price of $0.10 per share and will vest upon issuance.
QIS Capital Comments:
NTG Clarity has been making strides in returning to its previous level of positive earnings and cash flow. In the last two quarters, the company has reported net income of $384,744 or $0.015 per share.
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