BAM Investments Corp.

BAM Investments Corp.

April 24, 2012 18:31 ET

(BNB-TSX Venture) BAM Investments Announces 2011 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - BAM Investments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BNB) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011.

BAM Investments Corp. (the "company") recorded income from operations of $11.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2011 compared to $18.3 million in the prior year. The decrease in income from operations compared to the prior year was primarily the result of an increase in retractable preferred share dividends following the December 2010 issuance of $125 million of Class AA Series V Preferred Shares. The proceeds of which were primarily used to repurchase 5 million common shares of the company and to acquire an additional 760,000 Brookfield shares. Net income for the year, which includes income from operations as well as certain other items, was $2.1 million ($0.03 per common share) compared to income of $13.1 million ($0.17 per common share) in the prior year.

The company's net book value was $14.86 per share at December 31, 2011, and decreased compared to the prior year as a result of changes in the market value of the company's investment portfolio.

The following table reconciles income from operations and net income for the three and twelve months ended December 31:

Three months ended
December 31
Year ended
December 31
Thousands, except per share amounts 2011 2010 2011 2010
Investment income
Dividends and interest $ 8,305 $ 9,413 $ 33,672 $ 36,966
Cash portion of equity accounted income1 1,220 - 3,660 -
Gain on sale of investments - 1,563 846 1,995
9,525 10,976 38,178 38,961
Operating expenses 112 231 695 698
Retractable preferred share dividends 6,494 4,979 25,789 19,914
Income from operations2 2,919 5,766 11,694 18,349
Adjust for other items:
Non-cash portion of equity accounted income1 1,699 - (5,316 ) -
Foreign currency revaluation - (1,327 ) (1,202 ) (1,905 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs (611 ) (499 ) (2,446 ) (1,889 )
Income tax (expense) recovery (732 ) (406 ) (645 ) (1,428 )
Net income $ 3,275 $ 3,534 $ 2,085 $ 13,127
Net income per common share $ 0.04 $ 0.05 $ 0.03 $ 0.17
(1) Equity accounted income is adjusted to separate 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 December 31, 2011, based on the stock market price of Brookfield's Class A Shares of $27.96, was $14.86 per share. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011.

Three months ended Twelve months ended
For the period ended December 31, 2011
(Thousands, except per share amounts)
Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period(1) $ 1,144,142 $ 15.42 $ 1,408,311 $ 17.78
Net income(2) 3,275 0.05 2,085 0.03
Other comprehensive (loss) income(2) (44,602 ) (0.61 ) (223,525 ) (2.97 )
Common shares repurchased - - (84,056 ) 0.02
Net book value, end of period(1,3) $ 1,102,815 $ 14.86 $ 1,102,815 $ 14.86
(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 December 31, 2011 was 74,206,510 (twelve months ended - 76,289,852) on a fully diluted basis.
(3) As of December 31, 2011 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 consolidated balance sheet as at December 31, 2011.

Thousands, except per share amounts Net Book Value
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 1,572,085
Other securities 118,412
Cash and cash equivalents 30,904
Accounts receivable and other 1,245
$ 1,722,646
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and other $ 522
Retractable preferred shares(2) 486,718
Deferred taxes(3) 132,591
Shareholders' equity 1,102,815
$ 1,722,646
Net book value per common share, pre tax(4,5) $ 16.65
Net book value per common share, after tax(4) $ 14.86
(1) The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 56.2 million Class A Shares at a bid price of $27.96 per Class A Share as at December 31, 2011.
(2) Represents $492.4 million retractable preferred shares gross of $5.6 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 December 31, 2011, there were 74,206,510 voting and non-voting common shares of the company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
(5) Does not reflect future tax liabilities.

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
    (416) 956-5140