- 728.9% increase in total revenue as compared to Q1 2022
- 94.2% increase in advertising revenue as compared to Q1 2022
- Net investment gains of $3.4M from our investment portfolio
- Ended the quarter with total cash, cash equivalents, and investments of $53.6M
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 25, 2023) - EarthLabs Inc. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) ("EarthLabs" or the "Company"), a leading mineral exploration technology and investment company, is pleased to announce the unaudited consolidated financial results for three months ended March 31, 2023 of the Company (the "Financial Results").
"We are proud of the performance EarthLabs has shown in the first quarter of 2023," said Denis Laviolette, Executive Chairman and CEO of EarthLabs. "Our 728.9% increase in total revenue, including a 94.2% increase in advertising revenue as compared to Q1 2022, underscores the effectiveness of our strategic acquisitions and the unique value proposition we offer. Moreover, our reported net investment gains of $3,428,775 from our investment portfolio are a significant turnaround from the same period last year as we deploy capital into compelling opportunities. These results are a testament to the hard work of our team and the trust our shareholders and clients have in us. As we move forward, we remain focused on our commitment to maximizing torque to the junior resource sector and delivering superior value to our stakeholders."
Highlights for the three-months period ended March 31, 2023:
- Advertising revenue of $790,494 as compared to $406,981 for the three months ended March 31, 2022;
- Net investment gains of $3,428,775 from our investment portfolio as compared to net investment losses of $258,474 for the three months ended March 31, 2022;
- Net income from operations of $2,265,931 (basic earnings per share of $0.02) as compared to net loss from operations of $872,749 (basic loss per share of $0.00) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
- Net income and comprehensive income of $2,265,931 (basic earnings per share of $0.02) as compared to net loss and comprehensive loss of $619,058 (basic loss per share of $0.00) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
Summary of financial results
The following are selected unaudited consolidated financial results as at and for the three months ended March 31, 2023, with comparatives:
|Interim condensed consolidated statements of income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) highlights||Three months ended |
|Sales of exploration maps||88,310||80,450|
|Net investment gains (losses)||3,428,775||(258,474)|
|Loss from equity investment||(46,302)||(78,904)|
|Deemed gain on disposition of equity investment||-||407,790|
|Income tax expense (recovery)||302,875||(33,057)|
|Net income (loss) from operations for the period||2,265,931||(872,749)|
|Net income from discontinued operations for the period||-||253,691|
|Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) for the period||2,265,931||(619,058)|
|Earnings (loss) per common share for the period - basic and diluted||0.02||(0.00)|
|Interim condensed consolidated statements of financial position highlights||March 31, |
|December 31, 2022|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||23,113,368||$||25,346,049|
|Due from brokers||785,400||3,180,098|
|Accounts receivable, net of expected credit losses||186,627||116,214|
|Investments, at fair value||27,515,239||21,774,168|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||633,041||1,002,120|
|Income tax payable||98,255||1,017,408|
|Deferred tax liabilities||2,061,352||1,572,001|
|Share capital, contributed surplus, and warrants||50,318,258||50,034,868|
About EarthLabs Inc.
EarthLabs Inc. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF) is a mining investment and technology company that aims to maximize torque to the junior resource sector with $50M in cash and investments, a royalty portfolio and a full suite of data-driven media SaaS tools and services, including CEO.CA, the largest social media platform for resource investors, and DigiGeoData, a software-based interactive mapping interface which provides earth modeling, geology data management, and specialized financial products.
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