Partners Value Investments L.P. Announces 2020 Annual Results

March 25, 2021 6:55 AM EDT

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TORONTO, March 25, 2021 (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, 2020. All amounts are stated in US dollars.

The Partnership generated net income of $44 million for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to a net loss of $4 million in the prior year. The increase in net income was primarily driven by foreign currency gains on CAD denominated preferred shares, partially offset by higher deferred income taxes.

The market price of a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) share was $41.27 as at December 31, 2020 (2019 – $38.53).

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the years ended December 31(Thousands, US dollars) 
 2020   2019 
Investment income     
Dividends$ 73,780   $69,091 
Other investment income  3,305    7,939 
   77,085    77,030 
Operating expenses  (1,485)  (2,522)
Financing costs  (1,979)  (210)
Retractable preferred share dividends  (25,618)  (24,128)
  (29,082 )  (26,860)
  48,003    50,170 
Other items     
Investment valuation losses  (2,394)  (4,741)
Amortization of deferred financing costs  (2,575)  (2,722)
Current tax expense  (1,649)  (6,496)
Deferred tax (expense) recovery  (6,877)  6,215 
Foreign currency gains (losses)  9,781   (46,373)
Net income (loss)$ 44,289  $(3,947)

Change in Net Book Value

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

For the years ended December 31(Thousands, except per unit amounts)2020  2019 
 Total   Per Unit   Total   Per Unit 
Net book value, beginning of period1$ 4,365,103     49.50   $2,844,238  $32.25 
Net income (loss)2  32,594     0.38    (20,867)  (0.23)
Other comprehensive income2  363,175     4.13    1,535,386   17.41 
Adjustment for impact of warrant3  7,348     0.09    6,969   0.08 
Equity LP repurchase  (4,287)   (0.05)  (623)  (0.01)
Net book value, end of period1,4,5$4,763,933     54.05   $4,365,103  $49.50 
  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, 2020 was 73,387,650. The diluted weighted average number of Equity Limited Partnership (“Equity LP”) units available and outstanding during the year ended December 31, 2020 was 88,096,325; this includes the 14,708,675 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 88,056,097 (December 31, 2019 – 88,181,966).
  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, 2020 was $375 million (December 31, 2019 – $367 million).

Financial Profile

The Partnership’s principal investment is its interest in 129 million Class A Limited Voting Shares (“Brookfield shares”) of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”), on a post-split basis. This represents approximately a 9% interest as at December 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:

Statement of Financial Position

As at(Thousands, US dollars, except per share amounts) December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019
Cash and cash equivalents$ 316,718  $99,497
Accounts receivable and other assets 40,109  19,445
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.1 5,313,865  4,961,496
Other investments carried at fair value 365,949  266,572
 $ 6,036,641  $5,347,010
Liabilities and Equity     
Accounts payable and other liabilities$ 15,604  $21,120
Corporate Borrowings  117,286   75
Preferred shares2  694,148   454,076
Deferred taxes3  654,217   608,876
   1,481,255   1,084,147
Common equity 4,555,386  4,262,863
 $ 6,036,641  $5,347,010
  1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 129 million Brookfield shares with a quoted market value of $41.27 per share as at December 31, 2020 (December 31, 2019 – $38.53).
  2. Represents $706 million of retractable preferred shares less $12 million of unamortized issue costs as at December 31, 2020 (December 31, 2019 – $462 million less $8 million).
  3. 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.

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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Source: Partners Value Investments LP

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