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Swiss Chalet is owned by Cara Operations Ltd., which is a good dividend-growing company.

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Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.
 
Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LIQ-T) reported third-quarter sales of $208.8-million, up 7.5 per cent compared to $194.2-million a year ago.

Same-store sales decreased by 2.1 per cent in Canada "primarily due to the unusual amount of rain in Alberta over the summer which significantly impacted our beer sales," the company said.

Net earnings were $4.6-million or 16 cents per share compared to $4.2-million or 15 cents a year ago.
Analysts were expecting earnings of 11 cents per share and revenue of $163.1-million.
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DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (DRT-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $71.5-million, a 15.2-per-cent increase over a year ago.

Net income was $4-mllion or 5 cents per share compared to $5.4-million or 6 cents per share.,

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Analysts were expecting earnings of 5 cents per share and revenue of $51.1-million.

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Bonterra Energy Corp. (BNE-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $46.2-million compared to $52.2-million a year ago.

Its net loss was $5.8-million or 18 cents per share compared to a loss of $321,000 or a penny per share a year ago.
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Trican Well Service Ltd. (TCW-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $78-million compared to $192.5-million a year earlier.

Its net loss was $14.7-million or 8 cents per share compared to a profit of $10.1-million or 7 cents a year ago. 

Analysts were expecting a loss of 9 cents per share and revenue of $62.7-million.

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Canexus Corp. (CUS-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $142-million compared to $140.5-million a year ago.

Its loss was $605,000 compared to a loss of $17.5-million a year ago. Analysts were expecting revenue of $106-million.

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Cara Operations Ltd. (CARA-T) reported total system sales of $500.1-million for the 13 weeks ended Sept. 25, up 14 per cent from a year earlier.

Same-restaurant sales fell 2.3 per cent year-over-year.
Corporate restaurant sales were $74.7-million compared to $63.4-million a year ago.

Net earnings were $14.9-million or 27 cents per share compared to $19.2-million or 36 cents a year ago.
Analysts were expecting earnings of 25 cents per share.

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Bird Construction Inc. (BDT-T) reported third-quarter net income of $6-million compared with a net loss of $5.6-million for the same time last year.

Construction revenue was $407.7-million compared to $389.9-million for the same time in 2015.

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Analysts were expecting revenue of $335.3-million.

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Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. 
(PPY-T) reported third-quarter funds flow from operations of $12.6-million or 13 cents per share compared to $6.3-million or 6  cents per share during the third quarter of 2015

Its net profit was $11.6-million or 11 cents per share compared to a loss of $400,000 or zero cents per share a year ago.

Analysts were expecting a loss of 4 cents per share.

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Tricon Capital Group Inc.
 (TCN-T) reported third-quarter net income of $23.5-million (U.S.) or 17 cents per share.

That compared to $33.1-million and 20 cents a year ago.

Analysts were expecting earnings of 11 cents per share.

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Exchange Income Corp. (EIF-T) increased its dividend and reported third-quarter revenue of $60-million, up 6 per cent compared to a year ago.

Net earnings totalled $20.6-million, up 29 per cent from $16-million, or 72 cents per share, up from 64 cents per share a year ago.

The company Increased its dividend distributions by 4.5 per cent to $2.10 per share on an annualized basis.

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Analysts were expecting earnings of 53 cents and revenue of $169.6-million.

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Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (SAND-N; SSL-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $16.8-million (U.S.) up from $12.1-million a year ago.

Net income was $6.9-million compared to a loss of $5.5-million a year ago, the company said.

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Surge Energy Inc. (SGY-T) reported third-quarter funds flow from operations of $19.1-million or 9 cents per share, compared to $17-million or 8 cents per share a year earlier.

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Cott Corp. (COT-N; BCB-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $885.1-million (U.S.) compared to $755.6-million a year ago.

Its net loss was $3.9-million or 3 cents per share compared to net income of $4.8-million or 4 cents a year ago.

Analysts were expecting revenue of $873-million and a profit of 7 cents.

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Stingray Digital Group Inc. (RAY.A-T; RAY.B-T) said its third-quarter revenue rose 15 per cent to $24.5-million.

"The increase in revenues for the second quarter was due primarily to acquisitions, a large contract in the U.S. combined with growth in Commercial Music in Canada," stated CEO Eric Boyko.

Net income was $1.4-million or 3 cents per share compared to $9.2-million or 18 cents per share last year, "due to one-time change in fair value of AppDirect recognized last year."

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Yellow Pages Ltd. (Y-T) reported a drop in third-quarter revenue to $201.1-million, as compared to $210.6-million for the same period last year.

Analysts were expecting revenue of $156.8-million.

The company said the revenue decline for the quarter is due to lower print revenues. Digital revenues grew 8.4 per cent year-over-year to total $138.6-million for the quarter, representing 68.9 per cent of total revenues.

Net earnings were $3.8-million or 14 cents per share, as compared to net earnings of $13.2-million or 49 cents the year prior.

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Fiera Capital Corp. (FSZ-T) has acquired Centria Commerce Inc., a Quebec-based private investment manager that deals with f construction financing, real estate investment and short-term business financing.

The purchase was from DJM Capital Inc.

Fiera Capital said it will integrate Centria as its own private lending platform, "bringing a major alternative investment portfolio in-house and allowing Fiera Capital to now offer its own diversified investment solutions directly to clients."

It said the new private lending platform will be called Fiera Private Lending.

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Knight Therapeutics Inc. (GUD-T) reported third-quarter revenues of $1.9-million an increase of $1.8-million over the same period last year, when revenue was $114,000.

Net income was $5.7-million or 4 cents per share compared to $6.2-million or 7 cents a year ago.

Analysts were expecting earnings of 2 cents per share.

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Enercare Inc. (ECI-T) reported third-quarter revenue of $315.9-million, up from $114.5-million a year ago.

The increase was due to the acquisition of Service Experts by Enercare in May.

Net earnings were $19.3-million or 19 cents per share,  up from $13.1-million or 14 cents a year ago.

Analysts were expecting revenue of $241-million and earnings of 13 cents per share.
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