BAM Investments Corp.
TSX VENTURE : BNB

BAM Investments Corp.

May 30, 2013 17:35 ET

BAM Investments Announces 2013 First Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - BAM Investments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BNB) today announced its financial results for the first quarter March 31, 2013.

The company recorded net income of $8.8 million ($0.12 per common share) for the first three months of 2013 compared to $5.5 million ($0.07 per common share) for the same period of 2012. The higher net income in the current period was primarily the result of increased dividend income and valuation gains on the company's other securities investment portfolio.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(unaudited) Three months ended
March 31
Thousands, except per share amounts 2013 2012
Investment income
Dividends and interest $ 11,666 $ 8,250
Cash portion of equity accounted income(1) 1,220 1,220
12,886 9,470
Less:
Operating expenses 253 327
Retractable preferred share dividends 6,494 6,494
Income from operations(2) 6,139 2,649
Adjust for other items:
Non-cash portion of equity accounted income(1) 4,138 3,932
Amortization of deferred financing costs (372 ) (355 )
Income tax expense (1,138 ) (681 )
Net income $ 8,767 $ 5,545
Net income per common share $ 0.12 $ 0.07
Notes:
(1) Equity accounted income is bifurcated into the company's proportionate share of cash distributions and non-cash changes in value to better reflect the amount of investment income generated by the investment portfolio.
(2) Income from operations is a non-IFRS measure used by the company to better reflect the operating performance during the period. The measure is defined as investment income less expenses, as shown on the Consolidated Statements of Operations, and then adjusted for cash distributions received from the company's equity accounted investment.

Financial Profile and Net Book Value

The company's principal investment is a direct and indirect interest in 56.2 million Class A Limited Voting Shares ("Class A Shares") of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ("Brookfield"), representing 7.6 Brookfield Class A Shares for every 10 common shares of BAM Investments Corp.

The net book value of the company's common shares as at March 31, 2013, based on the market price of Brookfield's Class A Shares of $37.10 was $21.51 per share. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value for the three months ended March 31, 2013.

Three months ended
March 31, 2013
Three months ended
March 31, 2012
Thousands, except per share amounts Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period(1) $ 1,534,746 $ 20.68 $ 1,102,815 $ 14.86
Net income(2) 8,767 0.12 5,545 0.07
Other comprehensive (loss) income(2) 52,719 0.71 182,156 2.46
Net book value, end of period(1,3) $ 1,596,232 $ 21.51 $ 1,290,516 $ 17.39
Notes:
(1) Net book value per common share is a non-IFRS measure.
(2) The weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2013 was 74,206,510
(March 31, 2012 - 74,206,510) on a fully diluted basis.
(3) As of March 31, 2013 there were 74,206,510 voting and non-voting common shares of the company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.

The information in the following table has been extracted from the company's balance sheet as at March 31, 2013:

Statement of Financial Position

(unaudited)
Thousands, except per share amounts Net Book Value
Assets
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 2,085,993
Other securities 216,926
Cash and cash equivalents 40,144
Accounts receivable and other 1,771
$ 2,344,834
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and other $ 5,277
Retractable preferred shares (2) 536,957
Deferred taxes (3) 206,368
748,602
Shareholders' equity 1,596,232
$ 2,344,834
Net book value per common share, pre tax (4, 5) $ 24.29
Net book value per common share, after tax (4, 5) $ 21.51
Notes:
(1) The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 56.2 million Class A Shares at a bid price of $37.10 per Class A Share as at March 31, 2013.
(2) Represents $542 million retractable preferred shares gross of $5 million unamortized issue costs.
(3) The deferred tax liability represents the potential future income tax liability of the company recorded for accounting purposes based on the difference between the carrying values of the company's assets and liabilities and their respective tax values, as well as giving effect to estimated capital and non-capital losses as at the date of this statement.
(4) As at March 31, 2013, there were 74,206,510 (December 31, 2012 - 74,206,510) voting and non-voting common shares of the company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
(5) Net book value per common share is a non-IFRS measure.

Note: This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and regulations. The words "potential" and "estimated" and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events, trends or prospects and which do not relate to historical matters, identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements with regard to the company's potential future income taxes.

Although the company believes that the anticipated future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information and statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking information and statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by the forward-looking information and statements include: the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, availability of equity and debt financing and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in the company's other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking information to make decisions with respect to the company, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as may be required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Reference should be made to the company's most recent Annual Information Form for a description of the major risk factors.

Contact Information

  • BAM Investments Corp.
    Edward C. Kress
    President
    (416) 956-5140