Brookfield Investments Corporation Announces 2011 Financial Results
APR 27, 2012 - 18:00 ET
FOR: BROOKFIELD INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 27, 2012) - Brookfield Investments Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BRN.PR.A) reported net income of $70 million or $1.52 per common share for the year ended December 31, 2011 compared with $4 million or $0.09 per common share in 2010. The increase in net income compared to the prior year is primarily the result of a higher amount of investment income earned from the company's investment portfolio. Investment income increased by $27 million to $107 million, compared to $80 million in the prior year, as a result of greater earnings from the company's indirect investment in Canary Wharf. In addition, the prior year included $41 million of foreign exchange losses whereas the current year benefited from $3 million of foreign exchange gains, as a result of a larger fluctuation in foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar and a larger foreign currency notional exposure in the prior year.
The company acquired a 49% economic interest in Western Forest Products Inc. in the fourth quarter of 2011. As consideration for the acquisition, Brookfield Investments issued 5,200,000 Class 1 Junior Preferred Shares, Series B and 3,807,573 common shares for total proceeds of C$168 million. Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company, managing timberlands and producing lumber in coastal British Columbia.
Brookfield Investments Corporation holds investments in the property and forest products sectors, as well as a portfolio of preferred shares issued by companies within the Brookfield group. The common shares of Brookfield Investments Corporation are wholly owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a global asset manager focused on property, power and infrastructure assets.
Derek Gorgi, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,