|Uranium Participation Corporation
TSX : U
February 02, 2016 08:00 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 2, 2016) –
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Uranium Participation Corporation (TSX:U) (“UPC”) reports its estimated net asset value at January 31, 2016 was CAD$729.5 million or CAD$6.31 per share. As at January 31, 2016, UPC’s investment portfolio consisted of the following:
|(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except quantity amounts)||Quantity||Fair Value|
|Investments in Uranium:|
|Uranium oxide in concentrates (“U3O8“)||9,470,024 lbs||$||463,349|
|Uranium hexafluoride (“UF6“)||1,903,471 KgU||$||258,0231|
|U3O8 market value per pound:|
|– In Canadian dollars||$||48.932|
|– In United States dollars||$||34.75|
|UF6 market value1 per KgU:|
|– In Canadian dollars||$||135.55 2|
|– In United States dollars||$||96.27|
|1||The fair value of UF6 has been reduced by $1,276,000 to reflect the risk associated with the remaining material held at the USEC Facility.|
|2||Market values are month-end spot prices published by Ux Consulting Company, LLC, translated at the month-end noon exchange rate of $1.4080.|
On January 29, 2016, the common shares of UPC closed on the TSX at a value of CAD$5.07, which represents a 19.7% discount to the net asset value per share of CAD$6.31.
About Uranium Participation Corporation
Uranium Participation Corporation is a company that invests substantially all of its assets in uranium oxide in concentrates (“U3O8“) and uranium hexafluoride (“UF6“) (collectively “uranium”), with the primary investment objective of achieving appreciation in the value of its uranium holdings through increases in the uranium price. Additional information about Uranium Participation Corporation is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Uranium Participation Corporation’s website at www.uraniumparticipation.com.