Pathfinder Announces 2023 Second Quarter Financial Results
VANCOUVER, B.C., August 29, 2023 – Pathfinder Ventures Inc. (TSXV: RV) (the “Company,” or “Pathfinder.”), a growing campground owner and operator reports today on its financial and operating results for the three-month period (or “second quarter” or “Q2”) ended June 30, 2023.
The Company reports a YTD increase in revenue of $1,982 to $1,377,998 driven by the successful build-out of winter stay programs in both Agassiz and Parksville earlier in the year. Advanced site nights booked for the FY24 spring and summer season are up 23% YoY following a successful marketing campaign promoting advanced bookings for the next season.
While Q2 2023 occupancy is down slightly at 48% compared to 50% in Q2 2022, occupancy increased 15% YoY this July compared to last, and the Company is seeing continued strong demand. The Company expects to meet or exceed 2022 revenues this year ending 2023.
The consolidated financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) can be viewed at www.sedar.com. The financial information provided herein should be read in conjunction with and is qualified by additional information and disclosures contained in the consolidated financial statements, including the notes thereto, and the MD&A.
Financial and Operational Highlights
Occupied Site Nights (1)
Net loss and comprehensive loss
Net loss per share
Adjusted EBITDA (loss) (2)
Occupied Site Nights (1)
Net loss and comprehensive loss
Net loss per share
Adjusted EBITDA (loss) (2)
Advanced Site Nights booked (3)
FY24 Spring/Summer only
- Occupied Site Nights is the sum of all actual nights the sites were occupied by visitors to the camp resorts when summing all occupied sites across the Company’s three camp resorts (for example: 1 camp site is available 7 Site Nights per week).
- Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated as income (loss) from operations before depreciation and amortization, interest, accretion, financing costs, and share-based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA calculations may be adjusted from period to period to reflect updated calculation methodology. Management will continue to drive towards positive Adjusted EBITDA through additional cost cutting initiatives and maximizing the operating capacity of the camp resort parks.
- Advanced Site Nights booked is the sum of all reserved nights for the available sites for the next 12 months forward.
2023/2024 Advanced Reservations
Advanced site nights booked for the FY24 spring and summer season are up 23% YoY following a successful marketing campaign promoting advanced bookings for the next season. While campers are tending to book closer to their travel dates, we are pleased with the advance booking interest and will continue to promote advance bookings.
Q2 2023 Summary – for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023
Revenue in Q2 2023 decreased by 6% or $51,324 from same period last year to $865,614. The Management of the Company views this decrease as a return to normal RV industry conditions. Factors that affect RV travel and campgrounds include weather, a return to office workforce, gas prices and general cost of travel. RV sales have softened but there is constant new supply and campers of all ages that are looking to be mobile and use their RVs and other campground accommodation options. All factors considered, we continue to believe that the demand for RV travel will remain strong and our locations are proving resilient as reflected in our advance FY24 reservations.
Adjusted EBITDA decreased by $124,682 to a -$70,455 loss in the current period as a result of both decreased revenue and increased costs. Management continues to find efficiencies and address costs of operations at each site and corporately.
Net loss and comprehensive loss increased by 38% or $153,517 to $555,138 due to decreased revenues and operational costs increase as explained above, as well as increased interest and accretion expense as a result of the Parksville refinancing and extension and amendment of the Company’s corporate debt instruments.
Cash and on June 30, 2023 was $446,321 compared to $982,482 in December 31, 2022. YTD cash used in operating activities was $144,877 largely due to the increased receivables by $224,423 from December 31, 2022 to $340,840. Receivables comprised mainly of holdbacks from credit card processors for the purpose of mitigating the liquidity risk of the financial intermediary. YTD net loss further contributed to the reduction in cash.
Working capital deficiency decreased by $2,898,413 to $5,203,912 from $8,102,325 reported at December 31, 2022, mainly due to a reduction of current liabilities of $3,127,144 in the current period, partially offset by decreased cash and increased loan value of the consolidated Parksville mortgage post refinancing.
YTD Summary – for the six-month period ended June 30, 2023
YTD revenue increased by $1,982 from same period last year to $1,377,998 due to increased revenues in Q1 driven by the successful build-out of winter stay programs in the newly opened properties in Agassiz and Parksville, offset by the decreased Q2 revenues explained above.
YTD adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization increased by 20% or $51,573 to $305,009 in the current period as a result of lower Q2 revenues as well as increased labour costs and corporate overheads, partially offset by decreased property costs.
YTD net loss and comprehensive loss increased by 12% or $132,611 to $1,282,490 due to the operational cost increases as explained above, additional interest and accretion expense resulting from Parksville refinancing and corporate debt amendments in Q2, and an additional mortgage loan secured in connection with the acquisition of land at the Agassiz property in April 2022.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
The discussion of consolidated financial results in this press release includes references to “Adjusted EBITDA” (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), which is a non-IFRS performance measure. The Company presents these measures to provide additional information regarding the Company’s financial results and performance. Please refer to the Company’s MD&A for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022 for a reconciliation of these measures to reported IFRS results.
About Pathfinder Ventures
Pathfinder Ventures Inc. is developing a network of premier branded, upscale and family-friendly RV parks and campgrounds under the “Pathfinder Camp Resorts” name. Pathfinder currently has three camp resorts located in B.C. and is focused on growing its network through both acquisitions and new construction. The Corporation is taking advantage of the rapidly growing market of Canadians who want to experience the great outdoors in an RV.
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On behalf of the board of directors of the Corporation:
Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Director
Pathfinder Ventures Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Simone Capital Corp.
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