BAM Investments Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter Results

2008-03-28 17:23:00

BAM Investments Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO–( EMWNews – March 28, 2008) – BAM Investments Corp. (TSX:BNB) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2007.

The company recorded net income of $7.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2007, compared with $15.9 million in 2006. After providing for preferred share dividend obligations, the net income per common share was $0.09 for 2007, compared with $0.13 in 2006. The 2006 results include a future tax benefit of $10.5 million arising from the purchase of Brookfield’s Class A shares during the year.

The company’s principal investment is a direct and indirect interest in 55.5 million Class A Limited Voting shares (“Class A shares”) of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”).



Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three months ended Years ended
December 31 December 31
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$thousands, except per share amounts 2007 2006 2007 2006
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Investment income $ 6,643 $ 6,720 $ 32,404 $ 21,114
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Expenses
Operating 273 132 1,033 513
Interest 898 1,088 4,458 2,168
Amortization of deferred financing
costs 451 153 1,662 1,286
Retractable preferred share
dividends 4,111 2,944 19,465 11,773
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5,733 4,317 26,618 15,740
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Net income before tax 910 2,403 5,786 5,374
Future tax recovery (expense) 131 (51) 1,759 10,483
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Net income 1,041 2,352 7,545 15,857
Preferred share dividends - (1,239) (213) (4,953)
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Net income for common shareholders $ 1,041 $ 1,113 $ 7,332 $ 10,904
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Net income per common share $ 0.01 $ 0.03 $ 0.09 $ 0.13
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Net Book Value

The net book value of the company’s common shares as at December 31, 2007 based on the market price of Brookfield’s Class A shares of $35.45 was $17.50 per share. BAM Investments holds 6.98 Brookfield Class A shares for every 10 common shares of BAM Investments. The information in the following table has been extracted from the company’s consolidated balance sheet as at December 31, 2007.



Statement of Financial Position as at December 31, 2007

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$thousands except per share amounts Net Book Value
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Assets
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc.(1) $ 1,966,278
Cash and equivalents 51,179
Other assets 9,206
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2,026,663
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Liabilities
Accounts payable and provisions 2,915
Retractable preferred shares(2) 397,586
Future tax liability(3) 236,454
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636,955
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Shareholders' Equity
Common equity 1,389,708
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$ 2,026,663
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Net Book Value Per Common Share(4) $ 17.50
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(1) The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 55.5
million Class A shares at a bid price of $35.45 per Brookfield
share as at December 31, 2007. This represents the total shares owned
of 60.8 million Class A shares less 5.3 million Class A shares
that have been set aside for settlement of exchangeable debentures
issued by the company.
(2) Represents $405 million retractable preferred shares issued by BAM
Split Corp., which is a subsidiary of the company, net of
unamortized issuance costs.
(3) The future tax liability represents the potential future income tax
liability of the company 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 December 31, 2007, there were 79,418,910 common shares of the
company issued and outstanding.

 

Note: This news release contains “forward-looking statements”. The words “potential” and “estimated” and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and which do not relate to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking 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 achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include general economic conditions, interest rates, availability of equity and debt financing and other risks detailed from time to time in the company’s continuous disclosure documents. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information, please contact

BAM Investments Corp.
Brian D. Lawson
President and Chief Executive Officer
(416) 359-8620

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