AP Capital MIC
As a financial advisor, investment advisor, institutional investor, family office, or other registered firms, you want the highest quality investment option for your clients and their portfolio. In the alternative lending sector, AP Capital Mortgage Investment Corp may be that for you or your clients. AP Capital MIC has been raising capital through firms for over 10 years and we appreciate the many established relationships from coast to coast. AP Capital MIC is available in multiple classes of shares depending on your status as a firm. We work closely with EMDs, IIROC investment dealers, as well as institutional investors, family offices, and high net worth individuals. We also accept investments from corporations or trust investors. We accept Registered Funds (RRSP, TFSA, etc) as well as cash account investments. Funds in AP Capital MIC are raised primarily through our Offering Memorandum. Please contact us to learn more and to receive a copy of our OM.
Treasury is open for 12 scheduled share issuances per year.
The fund’s Class F shares are available via FundSERV: QWE834
What is a MIC?
A Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) is a company created by virtue of the Canadian Income Tax Act which enables investors to invest in a pool of Canadian mortgages. Investing in mortgages has long been an investment vehicle primarily available to sophisticated and affluent investors. AP Capital allows investors at all levels to share in the returns generated by mortgages on Canadian real estate.
How does a MIC work?
Investors’ capital is pooled and used to fund mortgages – mortgages secured by Canadian real estate. By their nature, mortgages generate a yield through interest rates and fees charged to borrowers. As opposed to many other real estate investments, MICs generate monthly cash flow through interest payment made by borrowers. The Income Tax Act requires that 100% of a MIC’s annual net income be distributed to its shareholders in the form of a dividend.
I thought mortgages were provided by major Canadian lending institutions?
Full-term (e.g. 25-year term) conventional mortgages are most often provided by large Canadian lending institutions. Alternative mortgage lenders like AP Capital offer short-term (1 year term) mortgages that Canadian banks often do not offer. These are desired by some Canadians when the borrower requires funds for a minimal amount of time. Canada’s major financial institutions do not commonly provide these short-term mortgages.
Who are the applicants and borrowers from AP Capital mortgage fund?
Our underwriting team has seen a variety of applicant types over our 16 year history and nearly 2,000 mortgages funded. The first category of borrower is business-for-self individuals that fall outside of conventional bank underwriting guidelines. Through tax planning, these applicants are able to justify higher interest rates from AP Capital as these higher costs are often offset through business/personal income allocations and associated taxes. The second category of borrowers are those that otherwise could qualify with a bank lender, however, given time urgency, they come to AP as funding can occur in as little as 2 to 3 business days. The third category of borrowers are investor-class and the business model of these applicants is based around generating capital gains in their real estate portfolio. They often do not show consistent taxable income year over year, leaving bank financing challenging. AP is able to leverage their real estate assets to provide well secured loans. A fourth category includes a few different scenarios where second mortgages may be secured. These include applicants requiring debt consolidations or bridge financing solutions. A common scenario is where breaking or refinancing an existing fixed rate bank mortgage may be cost prohibitive when compared to securing an AP Capital second mortgage.
While borrower scenarios vary, our priority is in securing mortgages against marketable properties at conservative loan to values.
What about the liquidity of my investment?
By their nature, non publicly traded MICs are not considered liquid investments when compared to equities traded on open exchanges (i.e. TSX). Understanding AP Capital’s business helps investors appreciate the liquidity of their investment. Investor capital is pooled and placed in short-term mortgages. In order to achieve the target rate of return, the company works to place investor capital in mortgages; rather than holding funds in the fund’s cash account. The company also plans for monthly dividend payments as well as redemption requests from its investors. AP Capital aims to fulfill investor redemption requests within 30-90 days. If investors can plan ahead for their retraction of shares, the corporation would prefer capital requests made 60 days prior to the company’s year-end (December 31). Further details are found in AP Capital MIC’s Offering Memorandum (OM).
Are there restrictions on how a MIC operates?
Yes, The Canadian Income Tax Act (Section 130.1) clearly outlines rules that all MICs must follow. They include:
- A MIC must have at least 20 shareholders
- No shareholder may hold more than 25% of total capital
- At least 50% of a MIC’s assets must be comprised of Canadian residential mortgages, and/or cash and insured deposits at Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation member financial institutions
- A MIC may invest up to 25% of its assets directly in real estate, but may not develop land or engage in construction. This ceiling on real estate holdings does not include real estate acquired as a result of mortgage default
- A MIC is a flow-through investment vehicle, and distributes 100% of its net income to its shareholders
- All MIC investments must be in Canada.
- A MIC’s annual financial statements must be audited
|Effective Date||August 31, 2023|
|Mortgages Under Administration||$219.61 MM|
|Mortgages in Portfolio||331|
|Portfolio Loan to Value (LTV)||58%|
|Mortgage funds in BC||92%|
|Mortgage funds in AB||8%|
|Mortgage funds in 1st position||84%|
|Mortgage funds in 2nd position||16%|
|Mortgages secured by:|
|Single Detached Home||57%|
|Average Credit Score of Borrowers||704|
|% of portfolio in foreclosure||5%|
|Average LTV on foreclosures||59%|
|Consecutive months of dividends paid to shareholders||162 months|
|Current monthly distribution||7.75% p.a.|
|Shareholders choosing monthly cash distribution||56%|
|Shareholders choosing share re-investment (DRIP)||44%|
|Shareholders with open/cash investment||70%|
|Shareholders with registered funds (RRSP, TFSA, etc)||30%|
Quarterly Report Winter 2016