Partners Value Investments Inc. (the “Company”, TSX: PVF.WT, PVF.PR.V) announced today its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023. All amounts are stated in U.S. dollars.

The Company recorded a net loss of $333 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to net income of $1.9 billion in the prior year. The decrease in income was primarily attributable to the absence of a one-time special distribution received from Brookfield Corporation (the “Corporation”) in the prior year, current year remeasurement losses associated with the retractable shares and warrant liabilities, as well as lower foreign currency gains and tax recoveries compared to the prior year. The Company’s retractable common shares are classified as liabilities due to their cash retraction feature. The remeasurement gains or losses in a given period are driven by the respective appreciation or depreciation of the Partners Value Investments L.P. (the “Partnership”) unit price as the exchangeable shares are recognized at fair value based on the quoted price of the Partnership’s Equity LP units. During the year, the Partnership unit price increased by $4.96 compared to a decrease of $8.09 in the prior year. The financial results reflect the impact of the re-organization finalized on November 24, 2023.

Excluding retractable share and warrant liability remeasurement gains and dividends paid on retractable shares, Adjusted Earnings for the Company was $27 million for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to Adjusted Earnings of $121 million in the prior year. Adjusted Earnings were lower in the current year as a result of lower foreign currency gains and tax recoveries.

As at December 31, 2023, the market prices of a Brookfield Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BN) and Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. (the “Manager”, NYSE/TSX: BAM) share were $40.12 and $40.17, respectively. As at March 27, 2024, the market prices of a BN and BAM share were $41.58 and $41.80, respectively.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the years ended December 31(Thousands, US dollars)      
            2023       2022    
Investment income                      
Dividends           $ 96,269     $ 1,131,797    
Other investment income             11,802       6,694    
              108,071       1,138,491    
Operating expenses             (5,843 )     (1,677 )  
Financing costs             (35,210 )     (33,205 )  
Retractable preferred share dividends             (35,456 )     (34,379 )  
              (76,509 )     (69,261 )  
Other items                      
Investment valuation (losses) gains             (6,237 )     10,653    
Retractable share remeasurement (losses) gains             (281,451 )     495,073    
Warrant liability remeasurement (losses) gains             (52,694 )     215,219    
Amortization of deferred financing costs             (3,380 )     (3,363 )  
Foreign currency (loss) gain             (15,983 )     62,415    
Current tax expense             (1,270 )     (19,990 )  
Deferred tax (expense) recovery             (3,280 )     21,439    
Net (loss) income           $ (332,733 )   $ 1,850,676    

Financial Profile

The Company’s principal investments are its interest in 121 million Class A Limited Voting Shares of the Corporation and approximately 31 million Class A Limited Voting Shares of the Manager. This represents approximately an 8% interest in the Corporation and an 8% interest in the Manager as at December 31, 2023. In addition, the Company owns a diversified investment portfolio of marketable securities and private fund interests.

The information in the following table has been extracted from the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Financial Position:

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

As at(Thousands, US dollars)       December 31, 2023       December 31, 2022  
Cash and cash equivalents     $ 199,856     $ 185,711  
Accounts receivable and other assets       31,456       47,260  
Deferred tax assets       4,309       1,604  
Investment in Brookfield Corporation1       4,853,261       4,149,188  
Investment in Brookfield Asset Management Ltd.2       1,237,554       934,183  
Other investments carried at fair value       889,398       606,223  
      $ 7,215,834     $ 5,924,169  
Liabilities and Equity              
Accounts payable and other liabilities     $ 34,916     $ 36,861  
Corporate borrowings       225,789       220,711  
Preferred shares3       757,254       752,727  
Retractable common shares       3,718,510       3,447,021  
Warrant liability       218,051       363,707  
        4,954,520       4,821,027  
Accumulated deficit       (3,034,013 )     (2,698,663 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income       5,283,347       3,801,805  
Non-controlling interest       11,980        
      $ 7,215,834     $ 5,924,169  
  1. The investment in Brookfield Corporation consists of 121 million Corporation shares with a quoted market value of $40.12 per share as at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022 – $31.46).
  2. The investment in Brookfield Asset Management Ltd. consists of 31 million Manager shares with a quoted market value of $40.17 per share as at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022 – $28.67).
  3. Represents $767 million of retractable preferred shares less $10 million of unamortized issue costs as at December 31, 2023 (December 31, 2022 – $681 million less $13 million), and $nil of three series of preferred shares of a subsidiary of the Company (December 31, 2022 ‐ $84 million).

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

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.

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 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.

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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