Gendis Inc.
TSX : GDS

Gendis Inc.

April 13, 2012 17:18 ET

Gendis Inc. Announces Annual Profit

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2012) - Gendis Inc. (TSX:GDS) today announced its financial results for the 4th quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2012.

Revenue for the 4th quarter was $1.4-million compared to $1.6-million for last year's 4th quarter. Revenue for the year was $5.9-million compared to $5.7-million last year.

Net earnings for the 4th quarter were $17.8-million compared to $1.3-million for last year's 4th quarter. The increase in earnings is due to the settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency on a long outstanding tax matter and the fair value increase in the investment in OSUM based on OSUM's recent equity financing.

Net earnings for the year were $17.1-million compared to $10.7-million last year. The increase in earnings is primarily due to the settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency.

"As we move forward into fiscal 2013, we do so with much confidence in our solid and growing investment portfolio, which is designed to capitalize on the continuing rise in global living standards and the ever-increasing demands for energy and improving nutrition and diet," commented Gendis President & Chief Executive Officer, James E. Cohen. "Already during this first quarter, we have strengthened our investment portfolio and enhanced our position in the Western Canadian energy sector with a new $2 million investment (for 1 million shares), in Calgary-based Oak Point Energy Ltd.

"Oak Point is the only junior oil sands developer with a project in the 'majors-dominated' Northern Athabasca oil sands region of Northeast Alberta," he added.

A private company, Oak Point Energy has secured rights to over 63,000 gross acres (99 sections) of Tier 1 oil sands land in the Athabasca region of northeast Alberta. Their lands include the Lewis Steepbank, Lewis Southwest, Chelsea River, Great Divide and Duncan.

Oak Point Energy has several proprietary designs and patents pending on modular facilities related to more environmentally sensitive and cost efficient means of extracting oil resources.

"We are delighted to have secured a strong investment position in a company that combines access to exceptional oil resources with a unique, proprietary, highly efficient modular, portable Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology," Mr. Cohen stated.

Oak Point's SAGD facility design will be deployed throughout its operations, with the first installation at Lewis Steepbank in operation by summer of 2013.

"This new investment complements Gendis' energy, infrastructure and pipeline investments held through our ownership of shares in Veresen Inc. and OSUM Oilsands Corp.," Mr. Cohen added. "Gendis also has a 100% leased commercial real estate portfolio and we have recently made, and will continue to make, investments in the global agri-foods sector through purchases in publicly traded marketable securities as buying opportunities are identified."

"We are confident that our focus on energy and agri-foods, along with the commercial real estate sector will serve us well both now, and well into the future," he concluded.

Condensed summarized information is as follows:

quarter ended year-to-date
in millions of Canadian dollars
except per share
Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Lease rental revenue 0.9 1.1 3.9 3.7
Investment income 0.5 0.5 2.0 2.0
Fair value change:
Veresen 1.3 0.8 4.1 5.1
OSUM 6.2 0.2 (2.2 ) 7.0
Other investments - 0.1 (0.2 ) 0.1
Real estate 0.7 (0.6 ) 2.5 0.4
Expenses 1.0 0.3 3.9 2.8
Settlement of legal claims - 0.1 - 2.8
Current tax recovery 11.9 - 11.9 0.1
Deferred tax recovery (expense) (2.7 ) (0.4 ) (1.0 ) (1.9 )
Net earnings 17.8 1.3 17.1 10.7
Earnings per share $1.28 $0.09 $1.23 $0.77
Fair value of investments:
Veresen 30.1 26.0
OSUM 25.6 27.9
Other investments 0.1 0.3
Real estate 27.6 25.0
Other assets 1.6 0.5
Debt & payables 5.1 13.7
Deferred tax payable 4.7 3.7
Shareholders' equity 75.2 62.3
quarter ended year-to-date
in millions of Canadian dollars
Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Cash flow from:
Operations
Cash receipts 1.3 1.7 5.8 5.8
Cash disbursements & interest 0.8 0.9 4.0 3.2
Settlement of legal claims - 0.2 1.3 1.7
Income taxes recovered, net 11.2 - 11.1 -
Investing
Proceeds on sales of investments - - - 0.4
Purchase of investments - - - 1.1
Financing
Debt reduction 7.8 0.6 7.4 0.4
Dividends 3.8 - 4.2 -

Gendis Inc. has applied International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') for the quarters ended January 31, 2012 and 2011, and has retrospectively applied those standards to all prior year periods. Applying those standards has resulted in an increase in volatility to reported earnings, primarily from fair value changes to the Company's investments in equity securities and real estate. The Company reported net earnings of $2.6-million ($0.18 per share) in the prior year 4th quarter and has restated net earnings to $1.3- million ($0.09 per share) under IFRS for the prior year 4th quarter. Similarly, The Company reported annual net earnings of $0.5-million ($0.03 per share) for the prior year and has restated net earnings to $10.7-million ($0.77 per share) under IFRS for the prior year.

GENDIS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Feb 01
2010
(thousands of Canadian dollars)
ASSETS
Cash 142 39 261
Receivables 762 454 305
Income tax recovery 702 - -
Equity investments (note 2) 55,813 54,150 41,366
Investment property 27,560 25,020 24,550
Furnishings and equipment 52 59 43
Total assets 85,031 79,722 66,525
LIABILITIES
Credit facilities (note 3) 3,600 10,995 11,398
Payables 582 1,791 790
Provisions - - 89
Current income tax payable - 69 -
Post employment benefit obligation 961 890 872
Deferred income tax payable 4,723 3,719 1,811
Total liabilities 9,866 17,464 14,960
Shareholders' equity 75,165 62,258 51,565
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 85,031 79,722 66,525
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

(thousands - shares & Canadian
dollars as applicable)
Share
Capital
Retained
Earnings
Total
# $ $ $
Balance - January 31, 2010 13,937 14,650 36,915 51,565
Comprehensive income for the period
ended October 31, 2010



9,439

9,439
Balance - October 31, 2010 13,937 14,650 46,354 61,004
Comprehensive income for the remainder
of the year



1,254

1,254
Balance - January 31, 2011 13,937 14,650 47,608 62,258
Comprehensive income for the period
ended October 31, 2011



(671

)


(671

)
Dividend (348 ) (348 )
Balance - October 31, 2011 13,937 14,650 46,589 61,239
Comprehensive income for the remainder
of the year



17,759

17,759
Dividends (3,833 ) (3,833 )
Balance - January 31, 2012 13,937 14,650 60,515 75,165
GENDIS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JANUARY 31
(thousands of Canadian dollars
except for share data)
quarter year-to-date
2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenue
Lease rentals 915 1,114 3,905 3,739
Dividends & distributions 506 510 2,033 1,994
Total revenue 1,421 1,624 5,938 5,733
Expenses
Property 404 368 1,860 1,443
Administration 605 (86 ) 1,745 1,045
Provision for settlement of legal claims - 61 - 2,811
Finance expense 62 96 351 333
Total expenses 1,071 439 3,956 5,632
Fair value change
Equity investments 681 1,067 2,508 413
Investment property 7,532 (572 ) 1,663 12,161
Total fair value change 8,213 495 4,171 12,574
Earnings before income tax 8,563 1,680 6,153 12,675
Income tax expense (recovery)
Current income tax recovery (note 4) (11,939 ) 74 (11,939 ) 74
Deferred income tax expense 2,763 352 1,004 1,908
Income tax expense (recovery) (9,196 ) 426 (10,935 ) 1,982
Net earnings from operations and
comprehensive earnings

17,759

1,254

17,088

10,693
Net earnings from operations per share $1.28 $0.09 $1.23 $0.77
GENDIS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JANUARY 31
quarter year-to-date
(thousands of Canadian dollars) 2012 2011 2012 2011
Changes in cash position
By operations
Cash receipts 1,284 1,705 5,830 5,768
Cash disbursements (767 ) (882 ) (3,666 ) (2,891 )
Payment on settlement of legal claims - (150 ) (1,250 ) (1,650 )
Income taxes recovered 11,235 - 11,235 -
Income taxes paid - - (74 ) -
Finance expense paid (58 ) (96 ) (349 ) (336 )
Total 11,694 577 11,726 891
By investing activities
Proceeds from sale of equity investments - - - 345
Purchase of equity investments - - - (967 )
Expenditures on investment property (7 ) (1 ) (32 ) (57 )
Proceeds from sale of furnishings
and equipment - - 3 -
Expenditures on furnishings and equipment - - (17 ) (31 )
Total (7 ) (1 ) (46 ) (710 )
By financing activities
Net advance (repayment) of creditfacilities (7,795 ) (600 ) (7,396 ) (403 )
Dividends paid (3,833 ) - (4,181 ) -
Total (11,628 ) (600) (11,577 ) (403 )
Increase (decrease) in cash 59 (24 ) 103 (222 )
Cash - beginning of period 83 63 39 261
Cash - end of period 142 39 142 39
Gendis Inc.
Notes to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements
January 31, 2012
(All tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated)

1. Significant Accounting Policies and Basis of Presentation

These unaudited condensed interim financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board using the accounting standards expected to be effective at January 31, 2012. These condensed interim financial statements do not contain all the disclosures that would be required under generally accepted accounting principles for a comprehensive set of financial statements.
These condensed interim financial statements are presented in Canadian dollars, which is the Company's functional and presentation currency. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the quarter ended January 31, 2012 have been reviewed by the Company's Audit Committee on April 13, 2012. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the quarter ended January 31, 2012 have not been audited or reviewed by the Company's independent Auditors.

2. Investments

Jan 31
2012
Jan 31
2011
Veresen 30,120 25,980
OSUM 25,595 27,869
Other equity investments 98 301
Total 55,813 54,150

3. Credit facilities

Borrowing Remaining borrowing Carrying value
Balance availability of collateral
Jan 31 Jan 31 Jan 31 Jan 31 Jan 31 Jan 31
2012 2011 2012 2011 2012 2011
Banker's acceptances 3,000 10,995
Bank demand loan 600 -
3,600 10,995 8,400 1,000 27,890 24,056
Broker's margin account - - 1,115 1,113 2,328 2,225
Total 3,600 10,995 9,515 2,113 30,218 26,281

4. Recovery of Income Tax

During the 4th quarter ended January 31, 2012, the Company reached a settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency of its tax case involving the sale of the Company's shares in Sony of Canada Ltd in 1995. The Company received $11.2-million. The settlement represents a refund of 25% of the tax and arrears interest paid in 2001 on re assessment, plus interest from 2001 to the refund date.

5. Operating segments

The segment information provided to the CEO for the reportable segments is as follows:

Quarter ended
Jan 31

Realty

Corporate
Inter-
segment

Total
External revenue 2012 915 506 - 1,421
2011 1,114 510 - 1,624
Fair values changes 2012 681 7,532 - 8,213
2011 (572 ) 1,067 - 495
Intersegment revenue 2012 15 139 (154 ) -
2011 15 150 (165 ) -
Operating expenses 2012 434 619 (44 ) 1,009
2011 398 (10 ) (45 ) 343
Finance expense 2012 110 62 (110 ) 62
2011 120 96 (120 ) 96
Income tax expense 2012 134 (9,330 ) - (9,196 )
2011 (68 ) 494 - 426
Net earnings from operations & 2012 933 16,826 - 17,759
Comprehensive income 2011 107 1,147 - 1,254
Year-to-date ended Inter-
Jan 31 Realty Corporate segment Total
External revenue 2012 3,905 2,033 - 5,938
2011 3,739 1,994 - 5,733
Fair values changes 2012 2,508 1,663 - 4,171
2011 413 12,161 - 12,574
Intersegment revenue 2012 60 570 (630 ) -
2011 61 570 (631 ) -
Operating expenses 2012 1,980 1,805 (180 ) 3,605
2011 1,563 1,106 (181 ) 2,488
Finance expense 2012 450 351 (450 ) 351
2011 450 333 (450 ) 333
Provision for lawsuit settlement 2012 - - - -
2011 - 2,811 - 2,811
Income tax (expense) recovery 2012 (477 ) 11,412 - 10,935
2011 (240 ) (1,742 ) - (1,982 )
Net earnings from operations & 2012 3,566 13,522 - 17,088
Comprehensive income 2011 1,960 8,733 - 10,693
Total assets 2012 28,149 69,234 (12,352 ) 85,031
2011 25,261 69,141 (14,680 ) 79,722
Total liabilities 2012 15,813 6,405 (12,352 ) 9,866
2011 16,628 15,516 (14,680 ) 17,464

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