Colliers Reports Third Quarter Results

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


Growing recurring revenues and broader diversification bring more resilience

Third quarter operating highlights:

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
    September 30   September 30
(in millions of US$, except EPS)   2022     2021     2022     2021
                         
Revenues $ 1,108.3   $ 1,022.8   $ 3,237.1   $ 2,743.7
Adjusted EBITDA (note 1)   145.1     123.6     427.8     352.3
Adjusted EPS (note 2)   1.41     1.27     4.69     3.91
                         
GAAP operating earnings   84.0     76.0     228.7     (269.9)*
GAAP diluted EPS   0.27     0.40     0.54     (10.19)*
* Includes $471.9 million settlement of Long-Term Incentive Arrangement with the Company's Chairman & CEO.

 

TORONTO, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) (“Colliers” or the “Company”) today announced operating and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. All amounts are in US dollars.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, revenues were $1.11 billion, up 8% (12% in local currency), adjusted EBITDA (note 1) was $145.1 million, up 17% (21% in local currency) and adjusted EPS (note 2) was $1.41, up 11% versus the prior year period. Third quarter adjusted EPS would have been approximately $0.06 higher excluding foreign exchange impacts. GAAP operating earnings were $84.0 million as compared to $76.0 million. GAAP diluted net earnings per share were $0.27 versus $0.40 in the prior year quarter. Third quarter GAAP EPS would have been approximately $0.07 higher excluding changes in foreign exchange rates.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, revenues were $3.24 billion, up 18% (21% in local currency), adjusted EBITDA (note 1) was $427.8 million, up 21% (24% in local currency) and adjusted EPS (note 2) was $4.69, up 20% versus prior year. Nine months ended September 30, 2022 adjusted EPS would have been approximately $0.13 higher excluding foreign exchange impacts. The GAAP operating earnings were $228.7 million and included $27.4 million loss on disposal of the Company’s operations, primarily in Russia. The prior year GAAP operating loss of $269.9 million included $471.9 million settlement of the Long-Term Incentive Arrangement (“LTIA”) with the Company's Chairman & CEO. The GAAP earnings per share were $0.54 as compared to diluted loss per share of $10.19. Year to date GAAP EPS would have been approximately $0.14 higher excluding changes in foreign exchange rates.

“Colliers reported solid third quarter results with Outsourcing & Advisory, Investment Management and Leasing all up strongly, more than offsetting the softness in Capital Markets which is being impacted by higher interest rates, availability of capital and other geopolitical uncertainties,” said Jay S. Hennick, Global Chairman & CEO of Colliers. “Growing recurring revenues and earnings, now at 55% of our proforma EBITDA, together with broader diversification across service lines, geography and client types means the Colliers diversified services business model has more balance and resilience than ever.”

“With the recent additions of Rockwood and Versus, our Investment Management business now represents nearly 30% of our pro forma EBITDA and total assets under management has surpassed $92 billion, firmly establishing Colliers as one of the top players in the rapidly growing alternative private capital industry. In addition, about 85% of our AUM are in perpetual or long-dated strategies with 70% invested in highly defensive asset classes like alternatives and infrastructure creating long-term revenue streams that further fortify our business. Importantly, each of our investment platforms has delivered top-tier returns over the long-term and is led by best-in-class leadership teams who hold significant equity in their own operations thereby creating perfect alignment with our investors and shareholders.”

“In our core service business, we acquired Peakurban during the quarter, adding significant engineering capabilities and a new growth engine to our business in Australia. We also bolstered our presence in the Nordics with an agreement to acquire Pangea Property Partners, a leading real estate advisory firm in Norway and Sweden. Together with our existing operations in Denmark and Finland, Colliers will be the number one player in the Nordic region once the transaction is completed. Finally, just after quarter end, we added Arcadia Property Management to our strong US business, creating further scale and capability in our property management operations.”

“With our highly respected global brand, balanced and diversified business model with significant recurring revenues, a unique enterprising culture and a proven track record of more than 27 years, Colliers continues to be well-positioned to deliver exceptional returns for shareholders in the years to come,” he concluded.

About Colliers
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 63 countries, our 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of approximately 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.6 billion and $92 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

Consolidated Revenues by Line of Service

      Three months ended       Nine months ended    
(in thousands of US$)     September 30 Change Change   September 30 Change Change
(LC = local currency)     2022   2021 in US$ % in LC%   2022   2021 in US$ % in LC%
                                   
Outsourcing & Advisory   $ 462,834   $ 390,943 18 % 24 %   $ 1,353,244   $ 1,119,720 21 % 25 %
Investment Management (1)     96,070     78,275 23 % 23 %     257,574     173,379 49 % 49 %
Leasing     273,714     242,890 13 % 16 %     788,382     663,807 19 % 22 %
Capital Markets     275,706     310,648 -11 % -8 %     837,882     786,758 6 % 10 %
Total revenues     $ 1,108,324   $ 1,022,756 8 % 12 %   $ 3,237,082   $ 2,743,664 18 % 21 %
(1) Investment Management local currency revenues, excluding pass-through carried interest, were up 62% and 50% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively.

Consolidated revenues for the third quarter increased 12% on a local currency basis, led by Investment Management, Outsourcing & Advisory and Leasing. Consolidated internal revenues measured in local currencies were up 4% (note 3) versus the prior year quarter.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, consolidated revenues increased 21% on a local currency basis. Consolidated internal revenues measured in local currencies were up 15% (note 3).

Segmented Third Quarter Results
Revenues in the Americas region totalled $695.1 million for the third quarter, up 13% (13% in local currency) versus $617.1 million in the prior year quarter. Revenue growth was led by Outsourcing & Advisory, particularly Engineering & Design (including recent acquisitions) and Leasing, which benefitted from increased activity in office and industrial asset classes. Capital Markets revenues were impacted by rising interest rates and market uncertainty which reduced sales brokerage and debt origination and financing activity. Adjusted EBITDA was $66.8 million, up 1% (2% in local currency) from the very strong prior year quarter. The margin was impacted by (i) higher discretionary and variable costs as well as (ii) changes in revenue mix with a reduction in higher-margin Capital Markets transactions. GAAP operating earnings were $59.9 million, relative to $48.9 million in the prior year quarter.

Revenues in the EMEA region totalled $164.2 million for the third quarter, up 6% (23% in local currency) compared to $154.9 million in the prior year quarter with growth across all service lines, although unevenly distributed across countries. Revenues were particularly strong in the United Kingdom (including a recent project management acquisition), which more than offset the impact of higher interest rates and geopolitical uncertainty. Adjusted EBITDA was $13.3 million, down 11% (up 1% in local currency) relative to the prior year primarily due to changes in revenue mix. GAAP operating earnings were $6.1 million, versus operating earnings of $11.4 million in the prior year quarter.

Revenues in the Asia Pacific region totalled $152.8 million for the third quarter compared to $172.3 million in the prior year quarter, down 11% (down 4% in local currency). Revenues were impacted by higher interest rates, geopolitical uncertainty and COVID-19 restrictions in several Asian markets, especially China. Adjusted EBITDA was $21.1 million, up 2% (up 12% in local currency) relative to the prior year on a lower cost structure. GAAP operating earnings were $17.5 million, versus $18.3 million in the prior year quarter.

Investment Management revenues for the third quarter were $96.1 million compared to $78.3 million in the prior year quarter, up 23% (23% in local currency). Passthrough revenue from historical carried interest was nil in the quarter versus $18.6 million in the prior year quarter. Excluding the impact of carried interest, revenue was up 61% (62% in local currency) driven by (i) acquisitions and (ii) management fee growth from increased assets under management. Adjusted EBITDA was $36.9 million, up 33% (33% in local currency) over the prior year quarter. GAAP operating earnings were $19.5 million in the quarter, versus $19.8 million in the prior year quarter. Assets under management were $86.2 billion as of September 30, 2022, up 87% from $46.1 billion on September 30, 2021. Including Versus Capital (completed on October 12, 2022), assets under management are now $92.2 billion.

Unallocated global corporate earnings as reported in Adjusted EBITDA were $7.0 million in the third quarter, relative to unallocated global corporate costs of $5.6 million in the prior year quarter due to a reduction in performance-based compensation accruals in the current period and foreign exchange impact. The corporate GAAP operating loss for the quarter was $19.0 million relative to a loss of $22.5 million in the third quarter of 2021, with the prior year period impacted by higher contingent acquisition consideration expense related to acquisitions.

Outlook for 2022
The Company is adjusting its outlook for the full year 2022 to reflect year to date operating results, contributions from recent acquisitions, the operating impact of rising global interest rates and geopolitical uncertainties as well as adverse foreign exchange impacts on AEPS. The income tax rate and NCI share of earnings also reflect updated expectations relating to the earnings mix for the year. The financial outlook is based on the Company’s best available information as of the date of this press release, and remains subject to change based on, but not limited to, numerous macroeconomic, health, social, geopolitical (including escalation of hostilities, outbreak of war, elections, disruption of supply chains) and related factors.

Measure Updated Previous
Revenue growth Low double digit revenue growth:
  • High-single digit internal growth
  • Balance from acquisitions
Low double digit revenue growth:
  • High-single digit internal growth
  • Balance from acquisitions
AEBITDA Margin Up 60 bps – 80 bps Up 60 bps – 100 bps
Consolidated income tax rate (1) 29%-31% 27%-29%
NCI share of earnings (1) 22%-24% 20%-22%
AEPS growth Mid-teens Low-twenties

(1) Excluding loss on disposal of operations

Repurchase of Subordinate Voting Shares
During the period from September 28, 2022 to October 28, 2022, the Company purchased 372,888 Subordinate Voting Shares for total consideration of $34.6 million in connection with the Company’s normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) at a weighted average purchase price of $92.59 per US share. Under the NCIB, all shares are purchased for cancellation.

Since the beginning of the year, the Company has purchased, for cancellation, 1.37 million Subordinate Voting Shares for total consideration of $160.9 million at a weighted average purchase price of $120.17 per US share.

Colliers may purchase its Subordinate Voting Shares, from time to time, if it believes that the market price of its Subordinate Voting Shares is attractive and that the purchase would be an appropriate use of corporate funds and in the best interests of the Company.

Conference Call
Colliers will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the quarter’s results. The call, as well as a supplemental slide presentation, will be simultaneously web cast and can be accessed live or after the call at corporate.colliers.com in the Events section.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release includes or may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include the Company’s financial performance outlook and statements regarding goals, beliefs, strategies, objectives, plans or current expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements contemplated in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include: economic conditions, especially as they relate to commercial and consumer credit conditions and consumer spending, particularly in regions where our business may be concentrated; commercial real estate and real asset values, vacancy rates and general conditions of financial liquidity for real estate transactions; trends in pricing and risk assumption for commercial real estate services; the effect of significant movements in average capitalization rates across different asset types; a reduction by companies in their reliance on outsourcing for their commercial real estate needs, which would affect revenues and operating performance; competition in the markets served by the Company; the ability to attract new clients and to retain major clients and renew related contracts; the ability to retain and incentivize producers; increases in wage and benefit costs; the effects of changes in interest rates on the cost of borrowing; unexpected increases in operating costs, such as insurance, workers’ compensation and health care; changes in the frequency or severity of insurance incidents relative to historical experience; the effects of changes in foreign exchange rates in relation to the US dollar on the Company’s Canadian dollar, Euro, Australian dollar and UK pound sterling denominated revenues and expenses; the impact of pandemics on client demand for the Company’s services, the ability of the Company to deliver its services and the health and productivity of its employees; the impact of global climate change; the impact of political events including elections, referenda, trade policy changes, immigration policy changes, hostilities and terrorism on the Company’s operations; the ability to identify and make acquisitions at reasonable prices and successfully integrate acquired operations; the ability to execute on, and adapt to, information technology strategies and trends; the ability to comply with laws and regulations related to our global operations, including real estate investment management and mortgage banking licensure, labour and employment laws and regulations, as well as the anti-corruption laws and trade sanctions; and changes in government laws and policies at the federal, state/provincial or local level that may adversely impact the business.

Additional information and risk factors are identified in the Company’s other periodic filings with Canadian and US securities regulators (which factors are adopted herein and a copy of which can be obtained at www.sedar.com). Forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and are subject to change. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Except as required by applicable law, Colliers undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Summary financial information is provided in this press release. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements and MD&A to be made available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase an interest in any fund.

Notes
Non-GAAP Measures
1. Reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted EBITDA:

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net earnings, adjusted to exclude: (i) income tax; (ii) other expense (income); (iii) interest expense; (iv) settlement of LTIA; (v) loss on disposal of operations; (vi) depreciation and amortization, including amortization of mortgage servicing rights (“MSRs”); (vii) gains attributable to MSRs; (viii) acquisition-related items (including contingent acquisition consideration fair value adjustments, contingent acquisition consideration-related compensation expense and transaction costs); (ix) restructuring costs and (x) stock-based compensation expense. We use adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our own operating performance and our ability to service debt, as well as an integral part of our planning and reporting systems. Additionally, we use this measure in conjunction with discounted cash flow models to determine the Company’s overall enterprise valuation and to evaluate acquisition targets. We present adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure because we believe such measure is useful to investors as a reasonable indicator of operating performance because of the low capital intensity of the Company’s service operations. We believe this measure is a financial metric used by many investors to compare companies, especially in the services industry. This measure is not a recognized measure of financial performance under GAAP in the United States, and should not be considered as a substitute for operating earnings, net earnings or cash flow from operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Our method of calculating adjusted EBITDA may differ from other issuers and accordingly, this measure may not be comparable to measures used by other issuers. A reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted EBITDA appears below.

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30   September 30
(in thousands of US$) 2022     2021     2022     2021  
                         
Net earnings (loss) $ 44,524     $ 50,496     $ 132,572     $ (337,298 )
Income tax   25,097       18,771       70,034       48,490  
Other income, including equity earnings from non-consolidated investments   874       (1,601 )     (3,316 )     (5,547 )
Interest expense, net   13,535       8,300       29,424       24,500  
Operating earnings (loss)   84,030       75,966       228,714       (269,855 )
Settlement of LTIA   -       -       -       471,928  
Loss on disposal of operations   318       -       27,358       -  
Depreciation and amortization   45,142       34,588       125,879       106,939  
Gains attributable to MSRs   (16,391 )     (5,812 )     (24,214 )     (20,728 )
Equity earnings from non-consolidated investments   755       1,487       4,821       4,625  
Acquisition-related items   26,290       14,231       50,738       49,773  
Restructuring costs   191       523       462       1,466  
Stock-based compensation expense   4,730       2,658       14,081       8,180  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 145,065     $ 123,641     $ 427,839     $ 352,328  

2. Reconciliation of net earnings and diluted net earnings per common share to adjusted net earnings and adjusted EPS:

Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted net earnings per share as calculated under the “if-converted” method, adjusted for the effect, after income tax, of: (i) the non-controlling interest redemption increment; (ii) settlement of LTIA; (iii) loss on disposal of operations; (iv) amortization expense related to intangible assets recognized in connection with acquisitions and MSRs; (v) gains attributable to MSRs; (vi) acquisition-related items; (vii) restructuring costs and (viii) stock-based compensation expense. We believe this measure is useful to investors because it provides a supplemental way to understand the underlying operating performance of the Company and enhances the comparability of operating results from period to period. Adjusted EPS is not a recognized measure of financial performance under GAAP, and should not be considered as a substitute for diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Our method of calculating this non-GAAP measure may differ from other issuers and, accordingly, this measure may not be comparable to measures used by other issuers. A reconciliation of net earnings to adjusted net earnings and of diluted net earnings per share to adjusted EPS appears below.

Adjusted EPS is calculated using the “if-converted” method of calculating earnings per share in relation to the Convertible Notes, which were issued on May 19, 2020. As such, the interest (net of tax) on the Convertible Notes is added to the numerator and the additional shares issuable on conversion of the Convertible Notes are added to the denominator of the earnings per share calculation to determine if an assumed conversion is more dilutive than no assumption of conversion. The “if-converted” method is used if the impact of the assumed conversion is dilutive. The “if-converted” method is dilutive for the adjusted EPS calculation for all periods presented.

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30   September 30
(in thousands of US$) 2022     2021     2022     2021  
                         
Net earnings (loss) $ 44,524     $ 50,496     $ 132,572     $ (337,298 )
Non-controlling interest share of earnings   (17,375 )     (13,623 )     (37,697 )     (33,148 )
Interest on Convertible Notes   2,300       2,300       6,900       6,900  
Settlement of LTIA   -       -       -       471,928  
Loss on disposal of operations   318       -       27,358       -  
Amortization of intangible assets   32,760       23,148       89,630       74,019  
Gains attributable to MSRs   (16,391 )     (5,812 )     (24,214 )     (20,728 )
Acquisition-related items   26,290       14,231       50,738       49,773  
Restructuring costs   191       523       462       1,466  
Stock-based compensation expense   4,730       2,658       14,081       8,180  
Income tax on adjustments   (6,341 )     (8,934 )     (22,651 )     (27,117 )
Non-controlling interest on adjustments   (3,519 )     (3,125 )     (11,458 )     (9,920 )
Adjusted net earnings $ 67,487     $ 61,862     $ 225,721     $ 184,055  
                         
    Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30   September 30
(in US$) 2022     2021     2022     2021  
                         
Diluted net earnings (loss) per common share(1) $ 0.25     $ 0.37     $ 0.49     $ (9.20 )
Interest on Convertible Notes, net of tax   0.04       0.04       0.11       0.11  
Non-controlling interest redemption increment   0.32       0.39       1.48       1.34  
Settlement of LTIA   -       -       -       10.02  
Loss on disposal of operations   -       -       0.56       -  
Amortization expense, net of tax   0.42       0.28       1.13       0.94  
Gains attributable to MSRs, net of tax   (0.19 )     (0.07 )     (0.28 )     (0.25 )
Acquisition-related items   0.49       0.20       0.94       0.75  
Restructuring costs, net of tax   -       0.01       -       0.02  
Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax   0.08       0.05       0.26       0.18  
Adjusted EPS $ 1.41     $ 1.27     $ 4.69     $ 3.91  
                         
Diluted weighted average shares for Adjusted EPS (thousands)   47,743       48,722       48,121       47,111  
(1) Amounts shown reflect the "if-converted" method's dilutive impact on the adjusted EPS calculation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

3. Reconciliation of net cash flow from operations to free cash flow:

Free cash flow is defined as net cash flow from operating activities plus contingent acquisition consideration paid, plus the cash portion of the LTIA settlement, less purchases of fixed assets, plus cash collections on AR Facility deferred purchase price. We use free cash flow as a measure to evaluate and monitor operating performance as well as our ability to service debt, fund acquisitions and pay of dividends to shareholders and distributions to non-controlling interests. We present free cash flow as a supplemental measure because we believe this measure is a financial metric used by many investors to compare valuation and liquidity measures across companies, especially in the services industry. This measure is not a recognized measure of financial performance under GAAP in the United States, and should not be considered as a substitute for operating earnings, net earnings or cash flow from operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Our method of calculating free cash flow may differ from other issuers and accordingly, this measure may not be comparable to measures used by other issuers. A reconciliation of net cash flow from operating activities to free cash flow appears below.

    Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30   September 30
(in thousands of US$) 2022     2021     2022     2021  
                         
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 76,840     $ 192,524     $ (171,470 )   $ 211,072  
Contingent acquisition consideration paid   8,129       -       68,939       10,472  
Settlement of LTIA (cash portion)   -       -       -       96,186  
Purchase of fixed assets   (18,391 )     (11,847 )     (41,807 )     (44,450 )
Cash collections on AR Facility deferred purchase price   88,627       11,563       345,056       34,295  
Free cash flow $ 155,205     $ 192,240     $ 200,718     $ 307,575  

4. Local currency revenue growth rate and internal revenue growth rate measures

Percentage revenue variances presented on a local currency basis are calculated by translating the current period results of our non-US dollar denominated operations to US dollars using the foreign currency exchange rates from the periods against which the current period results are being compared. Percentage revenue variances presented on an internal growth basis are calculated assuming no impact from acquired entities in the current and prior periods. Revenue from acquired entities, including any foreign exchange impacts, are treated as acquisition growth until the respective anniversaries of the acquisitions. We believe that these revenue growth rate methodologies provide a framework for assessing the Company’s performance and operations excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and acquisitions. Since these revenue growth rate measures are not calculated under GAAP, they may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers.

5. Assets under management

We use the term assets under management (“AUM”) as a measure of the scale of our Investment Management operations. AUM is defined as the gross market value of operating assets and the projected gross cost of development assets of the funds, partnerships and accounts to which we provide management and advisory services, including capital that such funds, partnerships and accounts have the right to call from investors pursuant to capital commitments. Our definition of AUM may differ from those used by other issuers and as such may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other issuers.

6. Adjusted EBITDA from recurring revenue percentage

Adjusted EBITDA from recurring revenue percentage is computed on a trailing twelve-month basis and represents the proportion of adjusted EBITDA (note 1) that is derived from Outsourcing & Advisory and Investment Management service lines. Both these service lines represent medium to long-term duration revenue streams that are either contractual or repeatable in nature. We report this metric on a pro forma basis, incorporating the expected full year impact of business acquisitions and dispositions.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (LOSS)
(in thousands of US$, except per share amounts)
          Three months     Nine months
          ended September 30     ended September 30
(unaudited)     2022       2021       2022       2021  
                             
Revenues   $ 1,108,324     $ 1,022,756     $ 3,237,082     $ 2,743,664  
                             
Cost of revenues     682,585       645,123       2,017,440       1,689,505  
Selling, general and administrative expenses     269,959       252,848       786,953       695,374  
Depreciation     12,382       11,440       36,249       32,920  
Amortization of intangible assets     32,760       23,148       89,630       74,019  
Acquisition-related items (1)     26,290       14,231       50,738       49,773  
Loss on disposal of operations     318       -       27,358       -  
Settlement of long-term incentive arrangement (2)     -       -       -       471,928  
Operating earnings (loss)     84,030       75,966       228,714       (269,855 )
Interest expense, net     13,535       8,300       29,424       24,500  
Equity earnings from unconsolidated investments     (755 )     (1,487 )     (4,821 )     (4,625 )
Other (income) expense     1,629       (114 )     1,505       (922 )
Earnings (loss) before income tax     69,621       69,267       202,606       (288,808 )
Income tax     25,097       18,771       70,034       48,490  
Net earnings (loss)     44,524       50,496       132,572       (337,298 )
Non-controlling interest share of earnings     17,375       13,623       37,697       33,148  
Non-controlling interest redemption increment     15,121       18,869       71,126       63,180  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Company   $ 12,028     $ 18,004     $ 23,749     $ (433,626 )
                             
Net earnings (loss) per common share                        
                             
  Basic   $ 0.28     $ 0.41     $ 0.55     $ (10.19 )
  Diluted (3)   $ 0.27     $ 0.40     $ 0.54     $ (10.19 )
                             
Adjusted EPS (4)   $ 1.41     $ 1.27     $ 4.69     $ 3.91  
                             
Weighted average common shares (thousands)                        
    Basic     43,283       44,003       43,558       42,543  
    Diluted     43,770       44,754       44,147       42,543  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(1)   Acquisition-related items include contingent acquisition consideration fair value adjustments, contingent acquisition consideration-related compensation expense and transaction costs.
(2)   Settlement of Long-Term Incentive Arrangement with the Company’s Chairman & CEO as approved by 95% of the Company’s disinterested shareholders. The settlement resulted in a cash payment of $96,186 and the issuance of 3,572,858 Subordinate Voting Shares on April 16, 2021.
(3)   Diluted EPS is calculated using the “if-converted” method of calculating earnings per share in relation to the Convertible Notes, which were issued on May 19, 2020. As such, the interest (net of tax) on the Convertible Notes is added to the numerator and the additional shares issuable on conversion of the Convertible Notes are added to the denominator of the earnings per share calculation to determine if an assumed conversion is more dilutive than no assumption of conversion. The “if-converted” method is used if the impact of the assumed conversion is dilutive. The “if-converted” method is anti-dilutive for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.
(4)   See definition and reconciliation above.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.                
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                
(in thousands of US$)      
                 
                   
    September 30,   December 31,   September 30,
(unaudited) 2022   2021   2021
                   
Assets                
Cash and cash equivalents $ 190,520   $ 396,745   $ 134,123
Restricted cash (1)   24,920     28,526     45,348
Accounts receivable and contract assets   557,254     573,710     485,162
Warehouse receivables (2)   103,855     174,717     161,939
Prepaids and other assets   281,763     353,220     213,635
Real estate assets held for sale   209,906     44,089     31,076
  Current assets   1,368,218     1,571,007     1,071,283
Other non-current assets   150,619     120,071     105,487
Fixed assets   147,817     144,755     138,735
Operating lease right-of-use assets   335,072     316,517     311,314
Deferred tax assets, net   67,735     68,502     62,775
Goodwill and intangible assets   2,492,188     1,652,878     1,635,560
  Total assets $ 4,561,649   $ 3,873,730   $ 3,325,154
                   
Liabilities and shareholders' equity                
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 939,075   $ 1,082,774   $ 855,368
Other current liabilities   87,176     186,089     149,097
Long-term debt - current   2,782     1,458     3,565
Warehouse credit facilities (2)   96,420     162,911     152,905
Operating lease liabilities - current   79,530     80,928     80,282
Liabilities related to real estate assets held for sale   120,834     23,095     20,975
  Current liabilities   1,325,817     1,537,255     1,262,192
Long-term debt - non-current   1,149,483     529,596     375,182
Operating lease liabilities - non-current   318,563     296,633     292,133
Other liabilities   133,774     120,489     117,097
Deferred tax liabilities, net   57,107     42,371     36,438
Convertible notes   226,199     225,214     224,895
Redeemable non-controlling interests   869,408     536,903     474,615
Shareholders' equity   481,298     585,269     542,602
  Total liabilities and equity $ 4,561,649   $ 3,873,730   $ 3,325,154
                   
Supplemental balance sheet information                
Total debt (3) $ 1,152,265   $ 531,054   $ 378,747
Total debt, net of cash and cash equivalents (3)   961,745     134,309     244,624
Net debt / pro forma adjusted EBITDA ratio (4)   1.5     0.3     0.5

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(1)   Restricted cash consists primarily of cash amounts set aside to satisfy legal or contractual requirements arising in the normal course of business.
(2)   Warehouse receivables represent mortgage loans receivable, the majority of which are offset by borrowings under warehouse credit facilities which fund loans that financial institutions have committed to purchase.
(3)   Excluding warehouse credit facilities and convertible notes.
(4)   Net debt for financial leverage ratio excludes restricted cash, warehouse credit facilities and convertible notes, in accordance with debt agreements.

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.                        
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS              
(in thousands of US$)
        Three months ended     Nine months ended
        September 30     September 30
(unaudited)     2022       2021       2022       2021  
                           
Cash provided by (used in)                        
                           
Operating activities                        
Net earnings (loss)   $ 44,524     $ 50,496     $ 132,572     $ (337,298 )
Items not affecting cash:                        
  Depreciation and amortization     45,142       34,588       125,879       106,939  
  Settlement of long-term incentive arrangement     -       -       -       375,742  
  Loss on disposal of operations     318       -       27,358       -  
  Gains attributable to mortgage servicing rights     (16,391 )     (5,812 )     (24,214 )     (20,728 )
  Gains attributable to the fair value of loan                        
  premiums and origination fees     (3,264 )     (12,516 )     (14,818 )     (34,799 )
  Deferred income tax     (5,005 )     (10,953 )     (16,198 )     (33,457 )
  Other     42,413       25,777       83,042       87,062  
        107,737       81,580       313,621       143,461  
                           
Increase in accounts receivable, prepaid                        
  expenses and other assets     (78,228 )     (60,389 )     (416,155 )     (139,622 )
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable, accrued                        
  expenses and other liabilities     857       73,779       (8,489 )     75,558  
Increase (decrease) in accrued compensation     44,593       75,911       (163,642 )     74,234  
Contingent acquisition consideration paid     (8,129 )     -       (68,939 )     (10,472 )
Mortgage origination activities, net     4,646       10,014       20,917       45,392  
Sales to AR Facility, net     5,364       11,629       151,217       22,521  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     76,840       192,524       (171,470 )     211,072  
                           
Investing activities                        
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired     (213,491 )     (590 )     (594,089 )     (4,797 )
Purchases of fixed assets     (18,391 )     (11,847 )     (41,807 )     (44,450 )
Purchase of held for sale real estate assets     -       (10,101 )     (117,042 )     (10,101 )
Proceeds from sale of held for sale real estate assets     -       -       48,505       -  
Cash collections on AR Facility deferred purchase price     88,627       11,563       345,056       34,295  
Other investing activities     (12,422 )     (14,147 )     (44,069 )     (34,936 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (155,677 )     (25,122 )     (403,446 )     (59,989 )
                           
Financing activities                        
Increase (decrease) in long-term debt, net     137,635       (154,930 )     675,041       (84,997 )
Purchases of non-controlling interests, net     2,124       1,658       (31,433 )     (20,182 )
Dividends paid to common shareholders     (6,492 )     (2,200 )     (13,100 )     (4,209 )
Distributions paid to non-controlling interests     (13,179 )     (8,270 )     (54,733 )     (43,498 )
Repurchases of Subordinate Voting Shares     -       -       (126,366 )     -  
Other financing activities     (12,312 )     2,240       (46,365 )     8,704  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     107,776       (161,502 )     403,044       (144,182 )
                           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (19,953 )     (3,996 )     (37,959 )     (4,963 )
                           
Net change in cash and cash                        
  equivalents and restricted cash     8,986       1,904       (209,831 )     1,938  
Cash and cash equivalents and                        
  restricted cash, beginning of period     206,454       177,567       425,271       177,533  
Cash and cash equivalents and                        
  restricted cash, end of period   $ 215,440     $ 179,471     $ 215,440     $ 179,471  


 

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC.                              
SEGMENTED RESULTS
(in thousands of US dollars)
                                     
            Asia   Investment        
(unaudited) Americas   EMEA   Pacific   Management   Corporate   Consolidated
                                     
Three months ended September 30                                
                                     
2022                                  
  Revenues $ 695,058   $ 164,198     $ 152,845   $ 96,070   $ 153     $ 1,108,324  
  Adjusted EBITDA   66,775     13,295       21,077     36,885     7,033       145,065  
  Operating earnings (loss)   59,945     6,099       17,451     19,515     (18,980 )     84,030  
                                     
2021                                  
  Revenues $ 617,098   $ 154,937     $ 172,303   $ 78,263   $ 155     $ 1,022,756  
  Adjusted EBITDA   65,808     14,994       20,652     27,770     (5,583 )     123,641  
  Operating earnings (loss)   48,879     11,399       18,342     19,812     (22,466 )     75,966  
                                     
                                     
            Asia   Investment        
  Americas   EMEA   Pacific   Management   Corporate   Consolidated
                                     
Nine months ended September 30                                
                                     
2022                                  
  Revenues $ 2,077,467   $ 486,794     $ 414,829   $ 257,595   $ 397     $ 3,237,082  
  Adjusted EBITDA   249,414     32,581       50,839     92,885     2,120       427,839  
  Operating earnings (loss)(1)   202,360     (20,473 )     43,234     55,886     (52,293 )     228,714  
                                     
2021                                  
  Revenues $ 1,675,644   $ 439,621     $ 454,572   $ 173,367   $ 460     $ 2,743,664  
  Adjusted EBITDA   201,657     40,138       56,847     66,845     (13,159 )     352,328  
  Operating earnings (loss)   154,970     24,703       46,742     43,900     (540,170 )     (269,855 )

Notes to Segmented Results
(1)   Operating earnings (loss) include $27,358 loss on disposal of certain operations, primarily in EMEA.

COMPANY CONTACTS:

Jay S. Hennick
Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Christian Mayer
Global Chief Financial Officer
(416) 960-9500