Brookfield Investments Corporation
TSX VENTURE : BRN.PR.A

Brookfield Investments Corporation

May 22, 2015 16:31 ET

Brookfield Investments Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - Brookfield Investments Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BRN.PR.A) (the "company") reported net income of $2 million or $0.03 per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $90 million or $1.80 per common share in the prior year quarter. The 2014 quarter included $90 million of disposition gains generated on the sale of securities. Net income in the current quarter benefited from an increased level of dividend and interest income, however, this was partially offset by the impact of foreign currency revaluation of non-U.S. dollar investments.

Comprehensive income, which consists of net income and other comprehensive income, was $122 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to a loss of $67 million in the same period of 2014. Other comprehensive income was $120 million during the quarter, compared to a loss of $157 million in the first quarter of 2014. The current period reflects favourable market performance of the company's investment portfolio relative to the prior year.

Brookfield Investments Corporation holds investments in the property and forest products sectors, as well as a portfolio of preferred shares issued by companies within the Brookfield group. The common shares of Brookfield Investments Corporation are wholly owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with over $200 billion in assets under management, has more than a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity and is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.A, respectively.

Derek Gorgi, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be available at 416-363-9491 to answer any questions on the company's financial results.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
March 31 December 31
(US$ millions) 2015 2014
Assets
Current assets
Deposits receivable $ 514 $ 599
Securities 35 40
Non-current assets
Investments - Securities 433 436
Investments - Associates 1,711 1,564
$ 2,693 $ 2,639
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and other $ 9 $ 7
Loans payable 13 10
Retractable preferred shares 1,015 1,057
Deferred income tax 103 82
Equity 1,553 1,483
$ 2,693 $ 2,639
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
(US$ millions, except per share amounts)
Three months ended March 31
2015 2014
Investment Income
Equity accounted income $ 17 16
Dividend and interest income 25 6
Realized and unrealized gains ╠╢ 90
Foreign exchange loss (30) (9)
Interest expense (7) (7)
Income tax expense (3) (6)
Net income $ 2 $ 90
Net income per common share $ 0.03 $ 1.80
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)
(US$ millions)
Three months ended March 31
2015 2014
Net income $ 2 $ 90
Other comprehensive income (loss)
Foreign currency translation (2) (1)
Available-for-sale securities - fair value changes (5) (67)
Equity accounted other comprehensive income (loss) 146 (103)
Deferred income tax (19) 14
120 (157)
Comprehensive income (loss) $ 122 $ (67)

Contact Information

  • Brookfield Investments Corporation
    Derek Gorgi
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    416-363-9491