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Galaxy Digital Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Updates

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TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (TSXV:GLXY) ("Galaxy Digital" or the "Company"), a diversified, multi-service merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry, released Galaxy Digital LP's financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 ("Q2 2018" or "the second quarter"), as well as corporate updates through the date of this press release.  All figures are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

"I am pleased with the progress Galaxy Digital has made in building a world-class firm and the work we've done to help institutionalize the digital assets industry," said Galaxy Digital CEO and Founder, Michael Novogratz. "We remain laser focused on scaling our core businesses and identifying strategic opportunities to expand our global footprint."

Corporate Highlights

  • On July 31, 2018, the Company announced the completion of its previously announced Arrangement Transaction whereby Galaxy Digital LP and First Coin Capital Corp. ("First Coin") combined to form Galaxy Digital Holdings LP ("GDH LP"), an operating partnership managed by the principals of Galaxy Digital LP.  In this transaction, Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc. acquired and holds a minority investment in the operating partnership, and upon completion of the Arrangement, changed its name to Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. and resumed an active public listing on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV").  On August 1, 2018, shares of the Company began trading on TSXV under the ticker GLXY.
  • The Company continues to focus on expanding its team with experienced industry executives with deep institutional expertise spanning technology, investing, advisory, asset management and trading.  As part of these efforts, Galaxy Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Coin as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 4, 2018.  Ms. Coin has extensive operational experience working with numerous financial institutions such as E*TRADE, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch, as well as firms dedicated to the digital assets sector.  In conjunction with this appointment and the continued build-out of the Company, Richard Kim will be shifting his time to strategic projects and business development efforts across the firm.

Select Financial Highlights (Q2 2018)

  • On February 7, 2018, the Company entered into a $100 million Revolving Loan Agreement (the "RLA") with Galaxy Group Investments LLC ("GGI") as a source of additional capital to fund its operations and prospective investments until such time that the plan of arrangement among Bradmer, Galaxy Digital and First Coin (the "Arrangement") is complete. On June 13, 2018, the RLA was upsized by $30 million to $130 million. As of June 30, 2018, the Company owed an aggregate principal amount of $109.4 million under the RLA. Upon closing of the Arrangement, the Company repaid the entire principal balance and accrued interest outstanding under the RLA.
  • Cash and partners' capital stood at $30.4 million and $204.7 million, respectively, as of June 30, 2018. Additionally, the Company had nearly $110 million of liquid digital assets which can be converted into cash on a short-term basis.
  • As of June 30, 2018, digital assets and investments totaled $313.4 million, largely a result of $46.6 million of unrealized appreciation during the quarter.
  • Partners' capital increased $35.0 million to $204.7 million as of June 30, 2018, representing a more than 20% increase during the quarter. This compares to increases (decreases) of (4.1%), (8.2%) and 14.9% for the cryptocurrency market capitalization, bitcoin, and ether prices, respectively, over the same time period (Source: coinmarketcap.com).
  • As of June 30, 2018, pro forma equity after giving effect to the Arrangement is approximately $442 million, as compared to $406 million as of March 31, 2018.

In connection with a staff review, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") staff requested additional disclosure in connection with the Galaxy Digital LP's management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The additional disclosure does not impact current or prior financial figures. OSC staff requested the additional disclosure in accordance with the general objectives of MD&A as discussed in Part 1 of Form 51-102F1 in order to provide further information to investors about the quality and potential variability of Galaxy Digital LP's profit or loss and cash flow, specifically with respect to the realized and unrealized gains or losses on digital assets and investments. Galaxy Digital will enhance its MD&A disclosure to include the following information: additional information regarding new material investments; information regarding the ten largest investments by fair value, including the cost and fair value of such investments; a breakdown of the cost and fair value of net digital assets categorized by market capitalization and accompanied by narrative discussion; and information regarding select digital assets by fair value, including the quantity, cost and fair value of such digital asset.

Q2 2018 Financial Results


June 30,

December 31,


2018

2017

Assets



Current assets




Cash

$

30,425,333

$

32,098,217


Digital assets

112,211,414

22,650,240


Investments

201,221,873

-


Receivables

929,423

-


Due from broker

3,647,535

-


Deferred financing costs

4,202,745

-


Prepaid expenses and other assets

2,368,533

-


355,006,856

54,748,457




Note receivable

750,000

-

Property and equipment

376,291

-


1,126,291


Total assets

$

356,133,147

$

54,748,457







Liabilities



Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

17,971,961

$

1,011,795


Digital assets sold short

14,919,398

-


Due to related party

109,374,924

42,650,240


Due to exchange

9,138,398

9,344,613

Total liabilities

151,404,681

53,006,648




Partners' capital

204,728,466

1,741,809




Total liabilities and partners' capital

$

356,133,147

$

54,748,457











Three months

ended

June 30, 2018

Six months
ended
June 30, 2018

Income




Advisory fees

$

1,303,302

$

1,333,213


Net realized loss on digital assets

(1,139,007)

(14,665,850)


Other income

296,149

316,896


460,444

(13,015,741)




Operating expenses




Compensation and compensation related

7,808,602

14,116,184


Interest     

2,325,574

2,984,328


General and administrative

1,490,397

2,963,020


Professional fees

1,455,082

3,229,982


Insurance

536,790

1,271,790


(13,616,445)

(24,565,304)




Net unrealized gain (loss) on digital assets

1,816,396

(83,724,017)

Net unrealized gain on investments

44,755,752

20,717,616

Unrealized foreign currency gain

1,566,885

1,566,885


48,139,033

(61,439,516)




Net comprehensive income (loss) for the period

$

34,983,032

$

(99,020,561)

 


 

Income and expenses by each reportable segment for the three months ended June 30, 2018 are as follows:



Principal

Asset


Corporate



Trading

Investing

Management

Advisory

and Other

Totals

Income







Advisory fees

$

-

$

-

$

523,068

$

780,234

$

-

$

1,303,302

Net realized loss on digital assets

(1,115,252)

-

(23,755)

-

-

(1,139,007)

Other Income

89,831

-

-

-

206,318

296,149


(1,025,421)

-

499,313

780,234

206,318

460,444








Compensation related

2,164,522

922,752

1,472,445

458,843

2,790,040

7,808,602

Interest

1,412,718

612,530

-

-

300,326

2,325,574

General and administrative & insurance

582,074

265,428

76,973

38,894

1,063,818

2.027,187

Professional fees

(3,167)

110,749

72,500

-

1,275,000

1,455,082


4,156,147

1,911,459

1,621,918

497,737

5,429,184

13,616,445








Net unrealized gain (loss) on digital assets

5,402,938

(30,491)

(3,556,051)

-

-

1,816,396

Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments

(221,850)

44,977,602

-

-

-

44,755,752

Unrealized foreign currency gain (loss)

(2,845)

-

-

-

1,569,730

1,566,885


5,178,243

44,947,111

(3,556,051)

-

1,569,730

48,139,033

Net comprehensive income (loss)

$

(3,325)

$

43,035,652

$

(4,678,656)

$

282,497

$

(3,653,136)

$

34,983,032


* Above table represents the three months ended June 30, 2018.  These amounts can also be derived by subtracting the three months ended March 31, 2018 from the six months ended June 30, 2018, as previously disclosed.


Assets by each reportable segment as of June 30, 2018 are as follows:



Principal

Asset


Corporate



Trading

Investing

Management

Advisory

and Other

Totals

Assets







Cash

$

24,725,848

$

1,342,567

$

1,458,327

$

-

$

2,898,591

$

30,425,333

Digital assets

104,625,731

-

7,585,683

-

-

112,211,414

Investments

228,220

200,993,653

-

-

-

201,221,873

Receivables

63,721

-

-

865,702

-

929,423

Due from broker

-

-

-

-

3,647,535

3,647,535

Deferred financing costs

-

-

-

-

4,202,745

4,202,745

Prepaid expenses and other assets

627,742

-

731,250

-

1,009,541

2,368,533

Note receivable

-

-

-

-

750,000

750,000

Property and equipment

4,695

-

-

-

371,596

376,291


$

130,275,957

$

202,336,220

$

9,775,260

$

865,702

$

12,880,008

$

356,133,147

 

Select statement of financial position information

The fair value of each asset class by reporting segment as of June 30, 2018 is as follows:



Principal

Asset


Corporate



Trading

Investing

Management

Advisory

and Other

Totals

Digital assets:







Cryptocurrency

$

104,625,731

$

-

$

7,585,683

$

-

$

-

$

112,211,414

Investments:







Pre-ICO

-

3,396,962

-

-

-

3,396,962

Preferred Stock

-

52,609,996

-

-

-

52,609,996

Common Stock

147,340

97,081,851

-

-

-

97,229,191

LP/LLC Interests

-

47,804,844

-

-

-

47,804,844

Convertible Notes

-

100,000

-

-

-

100,000

Warrants/Trust Units

80,880

-

-

-

-

80,880


$

104,853,951

$

200,993,653

$

7,585,683

$

-

$

-

$

313,433,287

 

This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis and Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, which have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Galaxy Digital
Galaxy Digital is a diversified, multi-service merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry. Galaxy Digital's multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience spanning investing, portfolio management, capital markets, operations, and blockchain technology.  Galaxy Digital currently operates four distinct business lines, which include: Trading (arbitrage, macro, market making/OTC), Asset Management (management of external capital across passive and ecosystem funds), Principal Investing (private equity, venture, public equity, ICO investments, Pre-ICO investments, and liquid and illiquid cryptocurrencies), and Advisory (capital markets, M&A/restructuring, and technical consulting services to both start-ups and established institutions). Galaxy Digital's CEO and Founder is Michael Novogratz.  The Company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Tokyo, Vancouver, the Cayman Islands (registered office) and New Jersey.

Disclaimers and Additional Information

See the press releases of Bradmer dated February 14, 2018, March 15, 2018, April 13, 2018, May 18, 2018, June 11, 2018, June 12, 2018, June 18, 2018, and July 31, 2018 for further information concerning the Arrangement and concurrent subscription receipt financing (the "Offering").

The TSXV has in no way passed upon the merits of the Arrangement and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

The OSC has not passed upon the merits of the disclosure record of Galaxy Digital.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "estimate," "intend," "continue" or "believe" (or the negatives) or other variations. Because of various risks and uncertainties, including those referenced below, actual events or results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. As a result, you should not rely on such forward-looking statements. Additional information identifying assumptions, risks and uncertainties relating to Galaxy Digital and the Arrangement is contained in Galaxy Digital's filings with the Canadian securities regulators available at www.sedar.com. These risks include those discussed in the risk factors section in the Notice of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders and Management Information Circular dated May 14, 2018. The forward-looking statements in this press release are applicable only as of the date of this release or as of the date specified in the relevant forward-looking statement.

All figures are in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

SOURCE Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.

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