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Partners Value Investments Inc. Announces 2017 Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Partners Value Investments Inc. (the “Company”) announced today its financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2017. All amounts are stated in US dollars.

The net income for the quarter was $75 million, an increase from net income of $19 million in the prior year quarter. The increase is primarily driven by the recognition of valuation gains on the change in value of the warrant liability. Adjusting for the warrant liability valuation gain, net loss for the period was $2 million primarily resulting from foreign exchange losses incurred on our Canadian dollar denominated liabilities.

The market price of Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”) Class A common shares increased 5% during the quarter to $41.30 per share.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)
For the periods ended September 30
(Thousands, US dollars)
Three months ended Nine months ended
2017 2016 2017 2016
Investment income
Dividends$20,721 $ 16,301 $67,734 $ 46,412
Other investment income 1,239 632 2,752 4,418
21,960 16,933 70,486 50,830
Expenses
Operating expenses (10,047) (3,662) (12,807) (9,723)
Financing costs (1,889) (523) (3,677) (924)
Retractable preferred share dividends (6,896) (6,769) (19,525) (18,980)
3,128 5,979 34,477 21,203
Other items
Investment valuation (losses) gains 40,141 23,315 15,134 49,862
Warrant liability valuation gain (loss) (76,667) (96,161)
Amortization of deferred financing costs (726) (480) (968) (1,363)
Change in value of fund unit liability (50) (898)
Income taxes (12,264) (2,823) (18,979) (16,654)
Equity accounted income 262 262
Foreign currency (losses) gains (31,996) (6,958) (44,359) 18,031
Net income (loss)$75,212 $ 18,983 $ 5,488 $ 70,181

Financial Profile

The Company’s principal investment is its interest in 86 million Class A Limited Voting Shares (“Brookfield shares”) of Brookfield, representing a 9% fully-diluted interest as at September 30, 2017. In addition, the Company owns a diversified investment portfolio of marketable securities.

The information in the following table has been extracted from the Company’s Statement of Financial Position:

Statement of Financial Position

As at
(Thousands, US dollars, except per share amounts)
June 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$122,077 $ 5,544
Investments
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.1 3,545,152 2,829,156
Other securities 775,058 612,734
Accounts receivable and other assets 7,153 20,881
Investment in Trisura Group Ltd. 13,635
Goodwill 3,128
$4,466,203 $ 3,468,315
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Accounts payable and other liabilities$159,220 $ 119,196
Preferred shares2 679,852 521,155
Warrant liability 173,976 139,526
Deferred taxes3 410,918 340,470
1,423,966 1,120,347
Shareholders’ equity
Common equity 3,042,237 2,347,968
$4,466,203 $3,468,315

  1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 86 million Brookfield shares with a quoted market value of $40.30 per share as at September 30, 2017 (December 31, 2016 – $32.96).
  2. Represents $690 million of retractable preferred shares less $10 million of unamortized issue costs as at June 30, 2017 (December 31, 2016 – $529 million less $8 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.

Officer Appointment

Partners Value Investments Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Sinclair as a Senior Associate of the Company, effective November 27, 2017. Mr. Sinclair is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a key member of our investment team.

For further information, contact Investor Relations at ir@pvii.ca or 647-503-6516.

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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.

Source:Partners Value Investments Inc.