BAM Investments Corp.
TSX VENTURE : BNB

BAM Investments Corp.

November 29, 2011 23:07 ET

(BNB-TSX VENTURE) BAM Investments Reports Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2011) - BAM Investments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BNB) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

BAM Investments Corp. recorded income from operations of $2.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011 compared to $4.4 million in the comparative period in the prior year. The decrease in income from operations compared to the prior year was primarily the result of dividends paid on preferred shares issued in late 2010. Net income, which includes income from operations as well as certain other items, was a loss of $2.8 million ($0.04 per common share) for the current quarter compared to income of $2.1 million ($0.03 per common share) for the same period in the prior year. The company's net book value was $15.42 per share at September 30, 2011 compared to $17.27 per share at June 30, 2011 and $17.78 per share at the beginning of the year. The changes in net book value are primarily the 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 nine months ended September 30:

Three months ended Nine months ended
(unaudited) September 30 September 30
Thousands, except per share amounts 2011 2010 2011 2010
Investment income
Dividends and interest $ 9,172 $ 9,123 $ 27,794 $ 27,553
Gain on sale of investments - 388 859 432
9,172 9,511 28,653 27,985
Less: Operating costs 6,645 5,078 19,878 15,402
Income from operations1 2,527 4,433 8,775 12,583
Adjust for other items:
Unrealized loss on equity accounted investments (4,697 ) - (7,015 ) -
Foreign currency revaluation - (1,726 ) (1,202 ) (578 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs (613 ) (463 ) (1,835 ) (1,390 )
Income tax (expense) recovery 3 (128 ) 87 (1,052 )
Net (loss) income $ (2,786 ) $ 2,116 $ (1,190 ) $ 9,563
Notes:
1. Income from operations is a non-IFRS measure.

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 September 30, 2011, based on the stock market price of Brookfield's Class A Shares of $28.98, was $15.42 per share. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011.

For the period ended September 30, 2011 Three months ended Nine months ended
(Thousands, except per share amounts) Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period(1) $ 1,281,809 $ 17.27 $1,408,311 $ 17.78
Net income(2) (2,786 ) (0.04 ) (1,190 ) (0.02 )
Other comprehensive (loss) income(2) (134,881 ) (1.81 ) (178,921 ) (2.36 )
Common shares repurchased - - (84,058 ) 0.02
Net book value, end of period(1,3) $ 1,144,142 $ 15.42 $ 1,144,142 $ 15.42
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 September 30, 2011 was 74,206,510 (nine months ended - 76,984,299).
3. As of September 30, 2011 there were 74,206,510 common shares of the company issued and outstanding.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three months ended Nine months ended
(unaudited) September 30 September 30
Thousands, except per share amounts 2011 2010 2011 2010
Investment income
Dividends and interest $ 7,952 $ 9,123 $ 25,354 $ 27,553
Gain on the sale of investments - 388 859 432
7,952 9,511 26,213 27,985
Unrealized loss on equity accounted investment (3,477 ) - (4,575 ) -
4,475 9,511 21,638 27,985
Expenses
Operating 151 100 583 467
Amortization of deferred financing costs 613 463 1,835 1,390
Retractable preferred share dividends 6,494 4,978 19,295 14,935
7,258 5,541 21,713 16,792
(2,783 ) 3,970 (75 ) 11,193
Foreign currency revaluation - (1,726 ) (1,202 ) (578 )
Current tax recovery (expense) (64 ) (419 ) 138 (1,342 )
Deferred tax expense 61 291 (51 ) 290
Net income $ (2,786 ) $ 2,116 $ (1,190 ) $ 9,563
Net income per common share $ (0.04 ) $ 0.03 $ (0.02 ) $ 0.12

Statement of Financial Position

The information in the following table has been extracted from the company's consolidated balance sheet as at September 30, 2011.

(unaudited)
Thousands, except per share amounts Net Book Value
Assets
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 1,629,437
Other securities 110,709
Cash and cash equivalents 28,060
Other assets 1,280
$ 1,769,486
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and provisions $ 329
Retractable preferred shares (2) 486,107
Deferred taxes (3) 138,908
625,344
Shareholders' equity 1,144,142
$ 1,769,486
Net book value per common share, pre tax (4, 5) $ 17.29
Net book value per common share, after tax (4) $ 15.42
Notes:
1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 56.2 million Class A Shares at a bid price of $28.98 per Class A Share as at September 30, 2011.
2. Represents $492.4 million retractable preferred shares gross of $6.2 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 September 30, 2011, there were 74,206,510 common shares of the company issued and outstanding.
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
    President
    (416) 956-5140