BAM Investments Corp.

BAM Investments Corp.

May 30, 2012 18:13 ET

(BNB-TSX Venture) BAM Investments Announces 2012 Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - BAM Investments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BNB) today announced its financial results for the first quarter March 31, 2012.

BAM Investments Corp. recorded comprehensive income, which consists of net income and other comprehensive income, of $187.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, primarily as a result of a $3.49 increase per share in the market price of the company's Brookfield Asset Management shares to $31.45 per share. This, in turn, increased the company's net book value by $2.53 per share during the three months ended March 31, 2012 to $17.39 per share. Comprehensive income in the same period in the prior year was a loss of $78.9 million. The company recorded net income of $5.5 million ($0.07 per common share) for the first three months of 2012 compared to $0.1 million ($nil per common share) for the same period of 2011. The higher net income in the current period was primarily the result of a $3.9 million unrealized mark-to-market gain on the company's other securities.

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

Three months ended
March 31
2012 2011
Investment income
Dividends and interest $ 8,250 $ 9,464
Cash portion of equity accounted income1 1,220 -
Loss on sale of investments - (907 )
9,470 8,557
Operating expenses 327 276
Retractable preferred share dividends 6,494 6,307
Income from operations2 2,649 1,974
Adjust for other items:
Non-cash portion of equity accounted income1 3,932 -
Foreign currency revaluation - (1,142 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs (355 ) (611 )
Income tax (expense) recovery (681 ) (162 )
Net income $ 5,545 $ 59
Net income per common share $ 0.07 $ 0.00
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, 2012, based on the stock market price of Brookfield's Class A Shares of $31.45 was $17.39 per share. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Three months ended Three months ended
March 31, 2012 March 31, 2011
Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period(1) $ 1,102,815 $ 14.86 $ 1,408,311 $ 17.78
Net income(2) 5,545 0.07 59 -
Other comprehensive (loss) income(2) 182,156 2.46 (78,935 ) (1.00 )
Common shares repurchased - - (1 ) -
Net book value, end of period(1,3) $ 1,290,516 $ 17.39 $ 1,329,434 $ 16.78
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, 2012 was 74,206,510 (March 31, 2011 - 74,206,543) on a fully diluted basis.
3. As of March 31, 2012 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 March 31, 2012.

Thousands, except per share amounts Net Book Value
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 1,768,315
Other securities 129,498
Cash and cash equivalents 33,226
Accounts receivable and other 1,644
$ 1,932,683
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and other $ 444
Retractable preferred shares (2) 487,073
Deferred taxes (3) 154,650
Shareholders' equity 1,290,516
$ 1,932,683
Net book value per common share, pre tax (4,5) $ 19.47
Net book value per common share, after tax (4) $ 17.39
1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 56.2 million Class A Shares at a bid price of $31.45 per Class A Share as at March 31, 2012.
2. Represents $492.4 million retractable preferred shares gross of $5.3 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, 2012, 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