RE Royalties Key Milestones 2019
Can you talk about your royalty financing model and your key milestones over the year?
While the royalty business model is well-proven and the renewable industry is not new, the combination of the two is very innovative. We are the first royalty company to focus solely on the renewable energy sector.
Our royalty financing model is an alternative to equity and traditional debt, that provides funding in exchange for a percentage of a company’s future revenues. The actual dollar amount that our clients pay each month fluctuates with the company’s revenue performance.
Our business model is innovative, as we have identified an underserviced segment (the small-to-medium sized renewable energy companies) in the renewable energy market.
Traditional financiers have not focused on the SMREs because they are driven by size of transactions (as a function of fees) rather than asset quality (which drives our returns).
We create “be-spoke” tailored solutions to help address our client’s short-term need with the focus of helping them grow over the long-term. This approach creates a long-lasting relationship, which strengthens our client retention for the next phase of their growth. This in turn, drives our growth organically.
Some of the key milestones that we achieved this year included:
Completed our first year as the first publicly traded renewable energy royalty company on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Commenced issuing quarterly dividends.
Invested $11 million into 3 different solar transactions and acquired 54 new royalties.
The projects that we invested in 2019 provide 222,000 megawatts of clean energy and remove 70 million tonnes of green house gases from the atmosphere annually.
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RE Royalties is a publicly traded company on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "RE", and the first to pioneer the royalty-financing model for renewable energy projects.