Year-end Report 2016

2017-02-13 08:00

East Capital Explorer's year-end report 1 January – 31 December 2016 was published on Monday, 13 February 2017.

The report will be presented at a telephone conference by Mia Jurke, CEO at East Capital Explorer, Kestutis Sasnauskas, CIO at East Capital Explorer, and Lena Krauss, CFO at East Capital Explorer.

Date:                     Monday, 13 February 2017

Time:                     10.00 am CET

Dial-in numbers:  +46 8 566 42 661 (SE) +44 203 194 05 44 (UK) + 1 855 269 26 04 (US)

Please dial in a few minutes before the conference starts. The presentation for the telephone conference will be made available on www.eastcapitalexplorer.com no later than 15 minutes before the conference begins.

To listen to the webcast, click here.

The webcast will also be available on the website after the telephone conference.

Contact information

East Capital Explorer +46 8 505 977 00

Presentations

Press release

East Capital Explorer - Year-end Report 2016

Key events during the quarter

  • Net Asset Value (NAV) per share, adjusted for share buybacks, was EUR 9.67, an increase of 10.7% during the quarter and 7.4% during the full year. Total NAV was EUR 248m
  • The Real Estate segment increased by 1.3% during Q4 and Private Equity by 50.0% after a 62.6% appreciation of Melon Fashion Group, while Public Equity increased by 9.9%
  • The sale of Starman was completed for a total cash consideration of EUR 83.6m, implying an exit gain of EUR 37.5m and a gross IRR of 24%. Following the transaction the carried interest liability to East Capital of EUR 6.7m was settled
  • The construction of a third office tower adjacent to 3 Burės in Vilnius was started. The building will have a GLA of 13,000 sqm, of which 70% is covered by a long-term rental agreement with Swedbank
  • EUR 2.0m of the holding in East Capital Global Frontier Markets Fund and EUR 5.0m in East Capital Deep Value Fund was sold during Q4
  • 461,355 shares, equivalent to 1.6% of outstanding shares, were repurchased during the quarter, whereby the full year’s buybacks added up to a total of 9.1% of outstanding shares

Key events after the quarter

  • The Board will propose an ordinary dividend for 2016 of SEK 0.90, or EUR 0.09, per share
  • An EGM in January voted in favour of electing Göran Bronner as a new Board Member and cancelling 2,500,000 own shares
  • During 1 January - 10 February the Company repurchased 148,900 own shares, corresponding to 0.58% of outstanding shares
  • Fund holdings totalling EUR 2.1m were sold after the end of the quarter

Contact information

Mia Jurke, CEO, East Capital Explorer, +46 8 505 885 32

Lena Krauss, CFO and Head of Investor Relations, East Capital Explorer, +46 73 988 44 66

About East Capital Explorer

East Capital Explorer AB (publ) is a Swedish investment company, offering unique investment opportunities in Eastern Europe, where the Baltic countries represent the Company’s largest investment region. The Company primarily invests in unlisted assets within the Private Equity and Real Estate segments. East Capital Explorer’s main investment theme is domestic growth and the Company targets fast growing sectors such as Retail and Consumer goods, Financials and Real Estate. East Capital Explorer is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap.

Listing: Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap - Ticker: ECEX - ISIN: SE0002158568 -
Reuters: ECEX.ST - Bloomberg: ECEX SS Equity

This information is information that East Capital Explorer AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 08:00 CET on 13 February 2017.