TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2017) - Partners Value Investments Inc. (the "Company") announced today its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. All amounts are stated in US dollars.

The Company recorded an increase in net book value during the first quarter of $274 million ($3.72 per share) to $2.6 billion ($35.65 per share). The increase is primarily due to increase in investment income earned and the quoted market prices of the Company's long-term investment portfolio. The market price of Brookfield's Class A common shares increased 11% during the quarter to $36.46 per share.

The net income for the quarter was $5 million, down from net income of $21 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease is primarily driven by the recognition of valuation losses on the change in value of the warrant liability. Adjusting for the warrant liability valuation loss, net income for the quarter was $19 million.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the three months ended March 31
(Thousands, US dollars)
2017 2016
Investment income
Dividends $ 18,216 $ 14,660
Other investment income 1,394 1,352
19,610 16,012
Operating expenses (1,118 ) (1,182 )
Financing costs (781 ) (90 )
Retractable preferred share dividends (6,358 ) (6,232 )
11,353 8,508
Other items
Investment valuation gains (losses) 12,582 241
Warrant liability valuation loss (14,446 ) -
Amortization of deferred financing costs (473 ) (416 )
Change in value of fund unit liability - 406
Income taxes (2,812 ) (6,629 )
Foreign currency gains (losses) (1,421 ) 18,850
Net income $ 4,783 $ 20,960

Financial Profile and Net Book Value

The Company's principal investment is its interest in 86 million Class A Limited Voting Shares ("Brookfield shares") of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. ("Brookfield"), representing a 9% fully-diluted interest as at March 31, 2017. In addition, the Company owns a diversified investment portfolio of marketable securities.

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

For the three months ended March 31 2017 2016
(Thousands, US dollars, except per share amounts) Total Per Share Total Per Share
Net book value, beginning of period1 $ 2,347,968 31.93 $ 2,260,264 $ 30.73
Net income2 4,783 0.07 20,960 0.28
Other comprehensive income2 274,558 3.73 76,491 1.05
Distributions (5,624 ) (0.08 ) - -
Net book value, end of period1,3 $ 2,621,685 35.65 $ 2,357,715 $ 32.06
  1. Net book value per common share is non-IFRS measure.
  2. The weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the three months ended March 31, 2017 was 73,543,831 (2016 - 73,546,899).
  3. As at March 31, 2017, there were 73,543,831 (December 31, 2016 - 73,543,831) 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 Statement of Financial Position:

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

As at
(Thousands, US dollars, except per share amounts)
March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016
Cash and cash equivalents $ 20,424 $ 5,544
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.1 3,127,341 2,829,156
Other securities 725,414 612,734
Accounts receivable and other assets 9,037 20,881
$ 3,882,216 $ 3,468,315
Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable and other liabilities $ 195,999 $ 119,196
Preferred shares2 526,466 521,155
Warrant liability 153,882 139,526
Deferred taxes3 384,184 340,470
1,260,531 1,120,347
Common equity 2,621,685 2,347,968
$ 3,882,216 $ 3,468,315
Net book value per share4,5 $ 35.65 $ 31.93
  1. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Inc. consists of 86 million Brookfield shares with a quoted market value of $36.46 per share as at March 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016 - $32.96).
  2. Represents $533 million of retractable preferred shares less $7 million of unamortized issue costs as at March 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016 - $529 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.
  4. As at March 31, 2017, there were 73,543,831 (December 31, 2016 - 73,543,831) 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 "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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