2020 Short Duration Flow-Through Update
The 2020 Short Duration fund will be terminating on February 7, 2022 at which point the after-tax rates of return will be formally calculated. The fund’s cash position is approximately 5%.
Investors are routinely fixated on pre-tax returns. This is surprising considering investors rarely capture those returns on an after-tax basis because most investors are taxed on gains and income. When evaluating the returns of a flow-through fund, the only meaningful measure of performance is on an after-tax basis considering it is a tax mitigating product. Although after-tax return figures are not calculated until the fund is terminated, investors should consider some of the following points when gauging how the investment is performing on an after-tax basis. Many investors incorrectly evaluate the performance of the fund based on the initial investment of $25/unit.
This $25/unit is not adjusted for initial fees, premiums paid to acquire flow-through shares or the tax benefits. Most importantly, it is critical that investors understand how impactful the tax benefits are to the per unit economics. As disclosed in the 2020 Short Duration prospectus, the breakeven point on an after-tax basis for an Ontario investor taxed at the highest marginal rate is approximately $12.43/unit. The bogey for a flow-through fund is the after-tax breakeven point, not the $25/unit initial offering price. Investors need to understand this in order to correctly evaluate the performance of the flow-through fund. The Net Asset Value (NAV) for the 2020 Short Duration fund on December 31, 2021 was $28.51/unit which compares favorably to the peer group average of $28.13/unit.
2021 Flow-Through Update
The fund’s proceeds were fully invested by year end. 56% had been allocated to gold mining equities, 29% to base metal equities while uranium and other metals represent the balance. The portfolio currently consists of 48 companies with a weighted average market capitalization of $225M. The weighted average premium paid was 7%.The NAV on December 31, 2021 was $18.79/unit which compares favorably to the peer group average of $17.22/unit.
2021 Short Duration Flow-Through Update
The fund’s proceeds were fully invested by year end. 56% had been allocated to gold mining equities, 25% to base metal equities while uranium and other metals represent the balance. The portfolio currently consists of 28 companies with a weighted average market capitalization of $155M. The weighted average premium paid was 9%. The NAV on December 31, 2021 was $21.87/unit.
|Ninepoint 2020 Short Duration Flow-Through Series A||$28.51|
|Ninepoint 2021 Flow-Through Series A||$18.79|
|Ninepoint Short Duration 2021 Flow-Through Series A||$21.87|
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