Partners Value Split Corp. Announces 2023 Annual Results

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TORONTO, March 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Partners Value Split Corp. (the “Company”, TSX: PVS.PR.F, PVS.PR.G, PVS.PR.H, PVS.PR.I, PVS.PR.J, PVS.PR.K) announced today that the net asset value per unit was $124.10 at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022$95.95). All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Income available for distribution for the year ended December 31, 2023 was $73 million, compared to $1.0 billion in the prior year. The decrease in income was primarily attributable to the absence of the one-time special distribution received by Brookfield Corporation (the “Corporation”) in the prior year. During the year ended December 31, 2023, the Company declared and paid dividends in the amount of $50 million (December 31, 2022$114 million) to the holders of its capital shares.

The net comprehensive income in the period of $1.4 billion was primarily driven by unrealized mark-to-market movement on the share prices of the Corporation and Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. (the “Manager”) shares. The Corporation share price was $40.12 as at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022$31.46) and the Manager share price was $40.17 as at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022$28.67).

The Company’s capital shares, and preferred shares are referred to collectively as units, with each unit consisting of one capital share and one preferred share (“unit”). The net asset value per unit is posted monthly on our website at www.partnersvaluesplit.com.

STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the years ended December 31(Thousands of US dollars, except per unit amounts)  2023    2022 
Income      
Dividend income $71,767  $1,023,874 
Other investment income   1,817    1,350 
   73,584   1,025,224 
Expenses      
Management fees   (19)  (20)
Audit fees  (21)  (38)
Administrative and other   (278)  (238)
   (318)  (296)
Income available for distribution  73,266   1,024,928 
Distributions paid on senior preferred shares and debentures   (31,859)  (31,405)
Income available for distribution to junior preferred and capital shares  41,407   993,523 
Change in unrealized and realized value of investment  1,379,718   (3,556,736)
Amortization of share issuance costs  (3,233)  (3,216)
Unrealized foreign exchange (loss) gain  (19,872 )  60,548 
Net income (loss)  1,398,020   (2,505,881)
Comprehensive income (loss) $1,398,020  $(2,505,881)
Comprehensive income (loss) per unit $28.71  $(52.94)

Quarterly distribution rate per senior preferred share (C$)       
–         Class AA, Series 8  0.3000    0.3000
–         Class AA, Series 9  0.3063    0.3063
–         Class AA, Series 10  0.2938    0.2938
–         Class AA, Series 11  0.2969    0.2969
–         Class AA, Series 12  0.2750    0.2750
–         Class AA, Series 13  0.2781    0.2781

As at December 31, 2023, the Company owned 120 million Class A Limited Voting shares of the Corporation, and 30 million Class A Limited Voting Shares of the Manager, which together generate cash flow through dividend payments that fund quarterly fixed cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the Company’s preferred shares, and provide the holders of the Company's capital shares the opportunity to participate in any capital appreciation of the Brookfield shares.

Brookfield Corporation is a leading global investment firm focused on building long‐term wealth for institutions and individuals around the world. This capital is allocated across three core businesses: asset management, insurance solutions and operating businesses. The Corporation is listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BN and BN.TO respectively. The Company’s investment in Corporation represents approximately an 8% interest in the Corporation.

Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. is a leading global alternative asset manager with over $900 billion of assets under management across real estate, infrastructure, renewable power and transition, private equity and credit as of December 31, 2023. Manager is listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.TO respectively. The Company’s investment in Manager represents approximately an 8% interest in the Manager.

For further information, contact Investor Relations at 416-643-7621.

Note: This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and regulations. The words “generate” and “enable” 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 generation of cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the Company’s preferred shares and potential participation by the holders of the Company’s capital shares in the capital appreciation of Brookfield Shares

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 forward‐looking statements and information include, but are not limited to: the financial performance of Brookfield Corporation, 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; limitations on the liquidity of our investments; 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; risks associated with the use of financial leverage; 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.

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.

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