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Partners Value Fund Inc. Announces 2013 Second Quarter Results

Aug 29 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 -- Partners Value Fund Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PVF), formerly BAM Investments Corp., today announced its financial results for the second quarter June 30, 2013.

Partners Value Fund Inc. ("Partners Value Fund" the "Company") recorded net income of $5.2 million ($0.07 per common share) for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to $3.7 million ($0.05 per common share) for the same period of 2012. The higher net income in the current period was primarily the result of increased dividend income and valuation gains on the Company's other securities investment portfolio.

The Company also announced today that it received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") for its proposed normal course issuer bid (the "Bid") to purchase up to 3,472,415 of its common shares, representing approximately 10% of the public float of its currently outstanding common shares. The period of the Bid will remain effective from August 30, 2013 to August 29, 2014, or such earlier date that the Company completes its purchases. Purchases pursuant to the Bid will be made through the facilities of the Exchange and all applicable exchanges in Canada, and the price which the Company will pay for any common shares purchased will be the market price of the common shares at the time of acquisition. Any common shares acquired through the Bid will be cancelled. Under its former normal course issuer bid that commenced on August 30, 2012 and expired on August 29, 2013, the Company acquired none of its common shares. As of August 29, 2013, there were 74,206,510 common shares outstanding. From time to time, when Partners Value Fund does not possess material non-public information about itself or its securities, it may enter into a pre-defined plan with its broker to allow for the repurchase of shares at times when it ordinarily would not be active in the market due to its own internal trading blackout periods, insider trading rules or otherwise. Any such plans entered into with the Company's broker will be adopted in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

Consolidated Statements of Operations Three months ended Six months ended June 30 June 30 ------------------------------------------------Thousands, except per share amounts 2013 2012 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Investment income Dividends and interest $ 10,999 $ 8,724 $ 20,220 $ 16,974 Cash portion of equity accounted income(1) 1,220 1,220 2,440 2,440 Other investment income (1,336) - 1,109 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10,883 9,944 23,769 19,414Less: Operating expenses 385 122 638 449 Retractable preferred share dividends 6,627 6,494 13,121 12,988----------------------------------------------------------------------------Income from operations(2) 3,871 3,328 10,010 5,977Adjust for other items: Non-cash portion of equity accounted income(1) 2,345 1,075 6,483 5,007 Amortization of deferred financing costs (423) (356) (795) (711) Income tax (expense) recovery (637) (389) (1,775) (1,070)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net income $ 5,156 $ 3,658 $ 13,923 $ 9,203----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net income per common share $ 0.07 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ 0.12----------------------------------------------------------------------------


(1) Equity accounted income is bifurcated into the Company's proportionate share of cash distributions and non-cash changes in value to better reflect the amount of investment income generated by the investment portfolio.

(2) Income from operations is a non-IFRS measure used by the Company to better reflect the operating performance during the period. The measure is defined as investment income less expenses, as shown on the Consolidated Statements of Operations, and then adjusted for cash distributions received from the Company's equity accounted investment.

Financial Profile and Net Book Value

The Company's principal investment is a direct and indirect interest in 56.2 million Class A Limited Voting Shares ("Class A Shares") of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ("Brookfield"), representing 7.6 Brookfield Class A Shares for every 10 common shares of Partners Value Fund Inc.

The net book value of the Company's common shares as at June 30, 2013, based on the market price of Brookfield's Class A Shares of $37.80, was $22.85 per share. The information in the following table shows the changes in net book value for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

For the period ended June 30, 2013 Three months ended Six months ended ------------------------------------------------Thousands, except per share amounts Total Per Share Total Per Share----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net book value, beginning of period(1) $ 1,596,232 $ 21.51 $ 1,534,746 $20.68Net income(2) 5,156 0.07 13,923 0.19Other comprehensive income(2) 94,068 1.27 146,787 1.98----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net book value, end of period(1,3) $1,695,456 $ 22.85 $ 1,695,456 $22.85----------------------------------------------------------------------------


(1) Net book value per common share is a non-IFRS measure.

(2) The weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the six months ended June 30, 2013 was 74,206,510 (June 30, 2012 - 74,206,510) on a fully diluted basis.

(3) As of June 30, 2013 there were 74,206,510 voting and non-voting common shares of the Company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.

The information in the following table has been extracted from the Company's balance sheet as at June 30, 2013:

Statement of Financial Position

(unaudited)Thousands, except per share amounts Net Book Value----------------------------------------------------------------------------Assets Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 2,125,351 Other securities 333,412 Investment in cash and cash equivalents 5,910 Accounts receivable and other 1,465---------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 2,466,138----------------------------------------------------------------------------Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Accounts payable and other $ 12,931 Retractable preferred shares (2) 537,177 Deferred taxes (3) 220,574---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 770,682Shareholders' equity Common equity 1,695,456---------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 2,466,138----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net book value per common share, pre tax (4, 5) $ 25.82Net book value per common share, after tax (4, 5) $ 22.85----------------------------------------------------------------------------


(1) The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 56.2 million Class A Shares at a bid price of $37.80 as at June 30, 2013.

(2) Represents $542.3 million retractable preferred shares gross of $5.1 million unamortized issue costs.

(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 as at the date of this statement.

(4) As at June 30, 2013, there were 74,206,510 (December 31, 2012 - 74,206,510) voting and non-voting common shares of the Company issued and outstanding on a fully diluted basis.

(5) Net book value per common share is a non-IFRS measure.

Note: This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and 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 the anticipated future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information and statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors 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 information and statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by the forward-looking information and statements include: the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, availability of equity and debt financing and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in the Company's other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking information to make decisions with respect to the Company, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Reference should be made to the company's most recent Annual Information Form for a description of the major risk factors.

Partners Value Fund Inc.
Edward C. Kress
(416) 956-5140

Source: Marketwire

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