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Partners Value Investments Inc. Announces Q1 2020 Interim Results

TORONTO, May 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Partners Value Investments Inc. (the “Company”, TSX: PVF.WT) announced today its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. All amounts are stated in US dollars.

The Company generated net income of $170 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to net loss of $61 million in the prior year period. The increase in net income was primarily driven by foreign currency gains on our CAD denominated preferred shares and a decrease in warrant liability as a result of the change in market price of Partners Value Investments L.P.

The market price of a Brookfield share on a post-split basis was $29.50 as at March 31, 2020 (December 31, 2019 – $38.53). Brookfield completed a three-for-two stock split on April 1, 2020.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the periods ended March 31
(Thousands, US dollars)
    2020       2019  
Investment income            
Dividends   $ 23,567     $ 18,473  
Other investment income     987       3,918  
      24,554       22,391  
Operating expenses     (206 )     (305 )
Financing costs     (17 )     (1,273 )
Retractable preferred share dividends     (5,408 )     (6,217 )
       (5,631 )     (7,795 )
Other items            
Investment valuation (losses) gains     (15,451 )     37,747  
Warrant liability valuation gains (losses)      68,488       (85,181 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs     (529 )     (536 )
Current taxes recovery (expense)     315       (4,309 )
Deferred taxes (expense) recovery     (866 )     1,414  
Foreign currency gains (losses)     99,479       (24,405 )
Net income (loss)   $ 170,359     $ (60,674 )

Financial Profile

The Company’s principal investment is its interest in approximately 129 million Class A Limited Voting Shares (“Brookfield shares”) of Brookfield, ”), on a post-split basis. Brookfield completed a three-for-two stock split on April 1, 2020. This represents a 9% fully diluted interest as at March 31, 2020. 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:

As at
(Thousands, US dollars, except per share amounts)
  March 31, 2020       December 31, 2019  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 207,419     $ 99,488  
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 1   3,798,377       4,961,496  
Other investments carried at fair value   361,638       465,380  
Accounts receivable and other assets   23,289       21,985  
  $ 4,390,723     $ 5,548,349  
Liabilities and Equity              
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 12,162     $ 21,195  
Preferred shares2   523,497       454,076  
Warrant liability   274,598       368,039  
Deferred taxes3   449,286       608,876  
    1,259,543       1,452,186  
Common equity   3,131,180       4,096,163  
  $ 4,390,723     $ 5,548,349  

1 The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of approximately 129 million Brookfield shares on a post-split basis with a quoted market value of $29.50 per share as at March 31, 2020 (December 31, 2019 – $38.53). Brookfield completed a three-for-two stock split on April 1, 2020.
2 Represents $533 million of retractable preferred shares less $10 million of unamortized issue costs as at March 31, 2020 (December 31, 2019 – $462 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.

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.


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