Royal Oak Ventures Inc.

November 18, 2013 16:31 ET

Royal Oak Announces Third Quarter Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2013) - Royal Oak Ventures Inc. ("Royal Oak" or the "company") recorded net income of $298 thousand ($nil per share) for the three months ended September 30, 2013, compared to net income of $368 thousand ($nil per share) recorded in the same period in 2012. Net income in 2013 included $181 thousand of investment income recorded on the sale of securities for proceeds of $363 thousand.

The company classifies securities within its investment portfolio as available-for-sale financial instruments and accordingly records unrealized change in the fair value of these investments in other comprehensive income. The company recorded a pre-tax unrealized gain of $145 thousand during the period (2012 - $603 thousand) as a result of an increase in the fair value of the company's securities. Comprehensive income was $424 thousand in the current quarter (2012 - $890 thousand).

Net income and comprehensive income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $655 thousand (2012 - $767 thousand) and $840 thousand (2012 - $1.5 million), respectively.

On October 30, 2013, Royal Oak and Brookfield Holdings Canada Inc. ("BHCI"), a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:BAM)(TSX:BAM.A)(EURONEXT:BAMA), entered into an agreement to privatize Royal Oak, whereby, BHCI offered to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and all of the issued and outstanding non-voting shares of Royal Oak not already owned by BHCI or its affiliates at a price of $0.15 per share (the "Offer").

A Special Committee was formed by the directors of Royal Oak to consider the Offer. The Special Committee unanimously determined that the proposed transaction is in the best interests of Royal Oak and is fair, from a financial point of view, to the shareholders of Royal Oak other than BHCI and its affiliates. In light of the conclusions of the Special Committee and the independent valuation, the board of directors of Royal Oak has unanimously approved (with interested directors abstaining) the proposed transaction and recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the proposed transaction. A special meeting of shareholders will be held in mid-December to consider the Offer and will be subject to shareholder approvals.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Three months ended September 30 Nine months ended September 30
(CDN$ Thousands, except per share amounts) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenue
Interest and dividend income $ 214 $ 221 $ 651 $ 683
Other investment income 181 - 181 -
395 221 832 683
Expenses
General, administrative and other 67 81 207 237
328 140 625 446
Foreign currency revaluation (49 ) 147 2 215
Income before income taxes 279 287 627 661
Deferred income tax recovery 19 81 28 106
Net income $ 298 $ 368 $ 655 $ 767
Net income per share $ - $ - $ 0.01 $ -
CHANGES IN NET BOOK VALUE
Three months ended September 30 Nine months ended September 30
2013 2012 2013 2012

(CDN$ Thousands, except
per share amounts)
Total Per
Share
(1)
Total Per
Share
Total Per
Share
(1)
Total Per
Share
Net book value, beginning of period (2) $ 34,941 $ 0.22 $ 33,500 $ 0.20 $ 34,525 $ 0.21 $ 32,927 $ 0.20
Net income 298 - 368 - 655 0.01 767 -
Other comprehensive income 126 - 522 0.01 185 - 696 0.01
Comprehensive income 424 - 890 0.01 840 0.01 1,463 0.01
Net book value, end of period(2) $ 35,365 $ 0.22 $ 34,390 $ 0.21 $ 35,365 $ 0.22 $ 34,390 $ 0.21
(1) The company is capitalized with 162,496,456 shares, consisting of 3,157,189 common shares and 159,339,267 non-voting shares, which are referred to collectively as "shares"
(2)Net book value is a non-IFRS measure
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
The information in the following table has been extracted from the company's statements of financial position as at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012.
(CDN$ Thousands, except per share amounts) September 30,
2013
December 31,
2012
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 10,727 $ 10,669
Securities 20,849 19,988
Accounts receivable 260 251
Loans 3,637 3,703
$ 35,473 $ 34,611
Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 108 $ 86
Equity 35,365 34,525
$ 35,473 $ 34,611
Net book value per share (1,2) $ 0.22 $ 0.21
(1) As at September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 there were 162,496,456 shares, issued and outstanding
(2)Net book value is a non-IFRS measure

Contact Information

  • Royal Oak Ventures Inc.
    Derek E. Gorgi
    Vice-President Finance
    (416) 363-9491