TORONTO, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Partners Value Investments L.P. (the “Partnership”, TSX: PVF.UN TSX:PVF.PR.U) announced today its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018. All amounts are stated in US dollars.

The Partnership generated net income of $125 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared to $81 million in the prior year. The increase in net income was primarily driven by foreign currency gains, partially offset by lower recognized valuation gains.

The market price of a Brookfield share was $38.35 as at December 31, 2018 (2017 – $43.54).

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the years ended December 31 (Thousands, US dollars)      
              2018       2017  
Investment income                      
Dividends             $ 73,462     $ 87,666  
Other investment income               6,636        2,142  
                80,098        89,808  
Operating expenses               (2,134 )      (13,418 )
Financing costs               (2,945 )      (5,358 )
Retractable preferred share dividends               (26,854 )      (27,341 )
                (31,933 )      (46,118 )
                48,165       43,690  
Other items                      
Investment valuation gains               4,985       87,784  
Amortization of deferred financing costs               (2,360 )      (2,473 )
Current taxes               (12,816 )      (14,745 )
Deferred taxes               5,957       (5,314 )
Equity accounted income               (18 )     253  
Foreign currency gains (losses)               81,384        (29,112 )
Net income             $   125,297     $ 80,083  

Financial Profile and Net Book Value

The Partnership’s principal investment is its interest in 86 million Class A Limited Voting Shares (“Brookfield shares”) of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”), representing a 9% fully-diluted interest as at December 31, 2018. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value:

For the years ended December 31 (Thousands, except per unit amounts) 2018     2017
  Total       Per Unit       Total       Per Unit
Net book value, beginning of period 1 $ 3,268,176     $ 37.05     $ 2,337,457     $ 26.49
Net income 2   102,804       1.17       57,790       0.65
Other comprehensive income 2   (494,704 )     (5.61 )     848,407       9.61
Adjustment for impact of warrant 3   (29,688 )     (0.34 )     24,533       0.28
Equity LP repurchase   (2,350 )     (0.03 )     (11 )    
Net book value, end of period 1,4,5 $ 2,844,238     $ 32.24     $ 3,268,176     $ 37.03
  1. Calculated on a fully diluted basis, net book value is non-IFRS measure.
  2. Attributable to Equity Limited Partners.
  3. The basic weighted average number of Equity Limited Partnership (“Equity LP”) units outstanding during the year ended December 31, 2018 was 73,524,856. The diluted weighted average number of Equity Limited Partnership (“Equity LP”) units available and outstanding during the year ended December 31, 2018 was 88,233,622; this includes the 14,708,766 Equity LP units issued through the exercise of all outstanding warrants.
  4. At the end of the year, the diluted Equity LP units outstanding were 88,200,297 (December 31, 2017 – 88,249,897).
  5. Net book value is a non-IFRS measure and is equal to total equity less General Partner equity and Preferred Limited Partners’ equity, plus the value of consideration to be received on exercising of warrants, which as at December 31, 2017 was $237 million (December 31, 2017 – $380 million).

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 December 31, 2018. 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)   December 31, 2018     December 31, 2017
Cash and cash equivalents $ 272,322   $ 29,801
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 1   3,291,927     3,737,431
Other investments carried at fair value   442,505     750,467
Accounts receivable and other assets   20,685     6,443
Equity accounted investment 2,5       16,745
  $ 4,027,439   $ 4,540,887
Liabilities and Equity          
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 30,767   $ 108,744
Preferred shares 4   602,724     575,620
Deferred taxes 5   395,015     468,040
    1,028,506     1,152,404
Common equity   2,998,933     3,388,483
  $ 4,027,439   $ 4,540,887
  1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 86 million Brookfield shares with a quoted market value of $38.35 per share as at December 31, 2018 (December 31, 2017 – $43.54).
  2. Certain reclassifications have been made to the comparative figures reported. These reclassifications had no effect on the reported results of operations. A reclassification has been made to the Statement of Financial Position for the year ended December 31, 2017 to reclassify the amount previously disclosed as goodwill of $3,102 to equity accounted investment (EAI).
  3. Represents $613 million of retractable preferred shares less $10 million of unamortized issue costs as at December 31, 2018 (December 31, 2017 – $585 million less $9 million).
  4. The deferred tax liability represents the potential future income tax liability of the Partnership recorded for accounting purposes based on the difference between the carrying values of the Partnership’s assets and liabilities and their respective tax values, as well as giving effect to estimated capital and non-capital losses.
  5. Effective April 1, 2018, the basis of accounting for Trisura was changed from EAI to FVTOCI.

For further information, contact Investor Relations at or 416-956-5142.

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.