Partners Value Investments Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PVF

Partners Value Investments Inc.

August 31, 2015 16:55 ET

Partners Value Investments Inc. Announces 2015 Second Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 31, 2015) - Partners Value Investments Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PVF), formerly Partners Value Fund Inc., announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

The Company's net book value decreased by $1.69 per share during the second quarter to $42.79 per share due to decreases in the market value of its long-term investment portfolio.

The Company recorded net income of $2 million ($0.02 per common share) for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $18 million ($0.25 per common share) in the prior year quarter. The decrease in net income was due to valuation losses in the Company's other securities portfolios whereas there were valuation gains in the prior year quarter.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the period ended June 30
(Thousands)

Three months ended

Six months ended
2015 2014 2015 2014
Investment income
Dividends $ 17,047 $ 13,218 $ 32,440 $ 28,588
Other investment income 247 73 307 119
17,294 13,291 32,747 28,707
Less
Operating expenses (671 ) (174 ) (1,544 ) (652 )
Financing costs (233 ) (11 ) (246 ) (24 )
Retractable preferred share dividends (6,976 ) (7,001 ) (13,953 ) (13,990 )
9,414 6,105 17,004 14,041
Other items
Investment valuation (losses) gains (8,389 ) 6,780 (3,547 ) 6,504
Equity accounted income - 6,754 - 14,767
Amortization of deferred financing costs (458 ) (440 ) (914 ) (887 )
Change in value of fund unit liability 472 - 141 -
Income tax expense (310 ) (1,543 ) (987 ) (2,824 )
Foreign currency gains 1,228 563 2,405 1,329
Net income $ 1,957 $ 18,219 $ 14,102 $ 32,930

Financial Profile and Net Book Value

The Company's principal investment is its interest in 86 million Class A Limited Voting Shares ("Brookfield shares") of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ("Brookfield"), representing 11.7 Brookfield shares for every 10 common shares of the Company as at June 30, 2015.

The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value:

For the periods ended June 30, 2015 Three months ended Six months ended
(Thousands, except per share amounts) Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period 1 $ 3,271,462 $ 44.48 $ 2,759,067 $ 37.51
Net income 2 1,957 0.02 14,012 0.19
Other comprehensive income 2 (126,112 ) (1.71 ) 374,138 5.09
Net book value, end of period 1,3 $ 3,147,307 $ 42.79 $ 3,147,307 $ 42.79
1 Net book value per common share is non-IFRS measure.
2 The weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the six months ended June 30, 2015 was 73,546,899 (2014 - 74,206,510).
3 As at June 30, 2015, there were 73,546,899 (December 31, 2014 - 73,546,899) 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 Statement of Financial Position:

Statement of Financial Position
As at
(Thousands, except per share amounts)
June 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 19,684 $ 19,350
Investments
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 1 3,746,015 3,273,491
Other securities 512,851 438,524
Accounts receivable and other 13,643 39,183
$ 4,292,193 $ 3,770,548
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Accounts payable and other $ 102,178 $ 24,845
Retractable preferred shares 2 608,687 607,777
Deferred taxes 3 434,021 378,859
1,144,886 1,011,481
Shareholders' equity
Common equity 3,147,307 2,759,067
$ 4,292,193 $ 3,770,548
Net book value per common share 4, 5 $ 42.79 $ 37.51
1 The investment of 86 million Brookfield shares with a quoted market value of $43.64 per share as at June 30, 2015 (December 31, 2014 - $58.22 or $38.81 split-adjusted).
2 Represents $617 million of retractable preferred shares less $8 million of unamortized issue costs (December 31, 2014 - $617million less $9 million).
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.
4 As at June 30, 2015 there were 73,546,899 (December 31, 2014 - 73,546,899) voting and non-voting common shares of the Company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.
5 Net book value per common share is a non-IFRS measure.

Note: This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities 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 its anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond its control, 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 statements and information.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to: the financial performance of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors; the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchanges rates; global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; strategic actions including dispositions; changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); the effect of applying future accounting changes; business competition; operational and reputational risks; technological change; changes in government regulation and legislation; changes in tax laws, catastrophic events, such as earthquakes and hurricanes; the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts; and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in the Company's documents filed with the securities regulators in Canada.

The Company cautions that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on the Company's forward-looking statements and information, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements and information, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Partners Value Investments Inc.
    George E. Myhal
    President
    (416) 359-8620