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[QUOTE]Originally posted by chiliandrillman: [QB] CAF made $190K net income in Q4 except there was a $244K tax expense for the year, plus $40K bank loan interest. On top of that, CAF was able to pay $300K of the $400K bank loan they had. This was used to buy new equipment in 2014. Impressive that they were able to put down $540K US and pay off $1.15 of the $1.25 million USD borrow(with interest) and not diluting the stock by raising funds. Plus keep in mind that 2015-2016 were not very good years either. This stock deserves much more credit. November 18, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia - Canaf Group Inc. (TSXV: CAF) ("Canaf") the Canadaregistered mining group, is pleased to announce agreed terms for the acquisition of a new processing plant worth R20 million (South African Rand) for its South African owned coal beneficiating operation, Quantum Screening and Crushing (Pty) Ltd., (“Quantum”). The new anthracite beneficiating facility, (“Calciner 3”) will be installed and commissioned at its operation near Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Calciner 3 is being purchased from a South African company specialising in furnace technologies. In May 2014 Quantum ran a successful trial of material through Calciner 3, and as a result Quantum signed a deal earlier this month to acquire the asset, subject to financing. Payment terms for the Acquisition and Loan Facility The value of the acquisition is R20 million (approximately US$1.8million). During November 2014, the Company paid a deposit of R6 million (approximately US$0.54million) from cash and working capital. The balance of the acquisition will be paid by a loan facility of R14million (approximately US$1.25million), which will be provided in payments as and when Quantum requires it, and borrowed over a period of 48 months, however it is the intention of the Company to pay down the loan within 24 months. The loan facility will be provided by Quantum’s existing bank, ABSA Business Bank, South Africa. In addition to the payments for the acquisition, the Company expects to invest approximately R2 million (US$0.18million) in civil and electrical infrastructure for the new facility; this investment will come from working capital. Motivation for New Calciner 3 The purchase of Calciner 3 is not only due to an expected increase in demand for Quantum’s product looking forward to 2015, but the new plant will also be environmentally compliant and significantly more efficient. Increased demand is expected to come from the newly refurbished ArcelorMittal Newcastle steel facility as well as an expected new contract during the course of 2015. Calciner 3 will produce the same product as Quantum’s existing two plants, however, the design is far more environmentally beneficial and does not use electricity as its source of heat. This new, autogenous (selfsustaining) calciner will offer the following benefits to the Company, which include: 1. Reduction of electricity consumption by 95% for each tonne of calcine product produced. 2. Increase of current capacity of Quantum by up to 60%. 3. Significant environmental improvements compared to Quantum’s existing calciners. The Company plans to commission the new facility, Calciner 3, in May 2015. Subsequent to this, the Company plans to then convert Quantum’s existing two calciners to a similar design as Calciner 3; this will be scheduled in a way that will safeguard sales to existing customers and is expected to commence during the fiscal year 2015- 2016. [/QB][/QUOTE]
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