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Tuckamore Announces 2011 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tuckamore Announces 2011 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results08:00 EDT Friday, March 30, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2012) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESTuckamore Capital (TSX:TX)(TSX:TX.DB.B)(TSX:TX.DB.C) today announced its results for three months and year ended December 31, 2011.Year-End Results($ millions, except per share amounts)20112010Revenue638.4454.1Gross profit141.198.2Selling, general & administrative expenses(98.3)(78.2)Net Income from continuing operations13.142.7EBITDA76.996.0Adjusted EBITDA40.420.7Income per share from continuing operations0.180.60Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $638.4 million, up 40.6 percent from $454.1 million produced in 2010. The increase was largely driven by the Industrial Services segment where both ClearStream (formerly NPC) and Quantum Murray have benefitted from increased business volumes throughout the year. In addition, Tuckamore's ownership interest in both ClearStream and Quantum Murray increased in 2011. Gross profit increased 43.7 percent to $141.1 million for the year representing a gross profit margin of 22.1 percent. In 2010, Tuckamore reported gross profit of $98.2 million representing a gross profit margin of 21.6 percent.Non-cash items that impacted the results were depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, gains on re-measurement of investment and gain on debt extinguishment. Significant items were as follows:(i)Depreciation and amortization was $27,829 for the year ended December 31, 2011, compared to $22,495 for the prior year.(ii)Gain on re-measurement of investment relates to acquisition accounting under IFRS for transactions where control of an investment is obtained and the existing investment is re-measured. In 2010 a gain on re-measurement of $9,862 and $73,895 was recorded as a result of the 20% acquisition of Gemma and ClearStream respectively. In 2011, a re-measurement gain of $6,016 was recorded for the Quantum Murray acquisition.(iii)Gain on debt extinguishment of $37,451 was recorded when convertible debentures and accrued interest were restructured to secured and unsecured debentures. The new debentures were recorded at fair value and the difference between the fair value, net of costs of the new debentures, and the carrying value of the convertible debentures and accrued interest was recorded as a gain on debt extinguishment.Adjusted EBITDA which excludes the above noted items increased 95 percent to $40.4 million versus $20.7 million for prior year.The net income from continuing operations for 2011 was $13.1 million versus $42.7 million in 2010.PORTFOLIO REVIEW Industrial Services The industrial services segment had a strong year with both investments exceeding prior years' results.At ClearStream, EBITDA growth was a result of increased activity at most divisions and the acquisitions of the remaining 20% ownership of ClearStream and ClearStream's acquisition of the 20% remaining ownership in the Oilsands division. Both the Conventional and Oilsands maintenance services divisions benefitted from strong demand and improved results compared to 2010. The Fabrication division also had increased revenues from project work. The transportation division also had growth compared to the prior year with increased revenues from additional trucks and trailers in deployment to accommodate pipe logistics for clients.Quantum Murray had significantly improved earnings in the year with all three divisions reporting increased results compared to 2010. The acquisition of the remaining 35.7% ownership of Quantum Murray added to the strong fourth quarter results. With the strengthening economy, more large industrial projects became available in 2011 which impacted both the Remediation and Demolition divisions. The Demolition division benefitted from several large projects in Ontario and the Remediation division benefitted from large projects in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Increased scrap prices and volumes resulted in improved results in the Metals division. Marketing The marketing segment had overall improved results compared to the prior year. Gemma had a solid year with new inbound volumes from financial services clients and stable inbound and outbound telesales revenues from other key clients.Armstrong had consistent results over the last two years despite competitive pressure in the industry and the shift in marketing spending to data driven, emerging media and digital solutions.Results were improved at IC group compared to the prior year with increased business from a key client. Other Both Titan and Gusgo had solid results for the year. Titan had significantly improved results compared to the prior year. Increased activity in the conventional drilling market and oil sands development resulted in strong demand for many of Titan's products.Fourth Quarter Results($ millions, except per share amounts)20112010Revenue184.7114.9Gross profit41.126.4Selling, general & administrative expenses(28.0)(21.3)Net Income (loss) from continuing operations(6.3)60.8EBITDA6.871.5Adjusted EBITDA12.55.2Income (loss) per share from continuing operations(0.10)0.85Revenue for the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, was $184.7 million, versus $114.9 million produced in 2010. The increase was primarily driven by the acquisitions of additional ownership percentages in ClearStream and Quantum Murray. Gross profit for the three months ended December 31, 2011 was $41.1 million compared to $26.4 in 2010, an increase of 55.3%. Gross margins were 22.2% for the three months ended December 31, 2011 compared to 23% in the 2010 period. Adjusted EBITDA was $12.5 million, compared to $5.2 million for the corresponding period in 2010.2012 OutlookAt ClearStream, projected global capital investment in the oilsands and the conventional oil and gas sectors should translate into additional project and maintenance work.At Quantum Murray, 2012 is expected to be a solid year but with mixed results on a divisional basis. The remediation division is expecting good business volumes from government work tendered in British Columbia. In the Demolition division there will be a continuation of a few large projects that started in 2011, however increased competition may result in revenue levels not reaching 2011 levels.In the marketing segment, the outlook is mixed with overall comparable results expected from 2012. At Gemma, the focus will be to diversify the client base and opportunities from new clients are encouraging. IC Group is anticipating a slightly improved year with a focus on stimulating its specialized insurance business and continued growth with existing clients as they move more lines of business to IC Group. Armstrong is anticipating a comparable year to 2011 with a focus on retaining a stable client base and maintaining margins in a competitive market.Both Titan and Gusgo are anticipating slightly improved results in 2012. Gusgo is expecting to maintain its solid and stable client base with some volume increases from these existing clients. At Titan there is optimism that revenues will increase with higher business volumes in construction and oil and gas contractors as these markets remain strong.Corporate costs will be significantly reduced in 2012. A number of one-time costs, such as transactions from acquisition activity, costs related to conversion to a corporation and IFRS transition costs will not recur in 2012. The refinancing of the senior credit facility will substantially decrease interest costs.About Tuckamore Capital Management Inc.Tuckamore Capital Management Inc. is a publicly-traded diversified fund that invests in successful Canadian private businesses run by proven entrepreneurs at reasonable prices. We target above-average rates of return by putting our money to work behind talented entrepreneurs who have a record of success in their business and a growth opportunity for the future. Tuckamore currently has $352 million invested in 8 companies representing a diverse cross-section of the Canadian economy.Forward-looking informationThis press release contains certain forward-looking information. Certain information included in this press release may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information may relate to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results and may include statements or information regarding the future plans or prospects of Tuckamore or the Operating Partnerships and reflects management's expectations and assumptions regarding the growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities of Tuckamore and the Operating Partnerships. Without limitation, information regarding the future operating results and economic performance of Tuckamore and the Operating Partnerships constitute forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to management of Tuckamore and the Operating Partnerships. Forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking information including risks related to investments, conditions of capital markets, economic conditions, dependence on key personnel, limited customer bases, interest rates, regulatory change, ability to meet working capital requirements and capital expenditures needs of the Operating Partners, factors relating to the weather and availability of labour. These factors should not be considered exhaustive. In addition, in evaluating this information, investors should specifically consider various factors, including the risks outlined under "Risk Factors," which may cause actual events or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In formulating forward-looking information herein, management has assumed that business and economic conditions affecting Tuckamore and the Operating Partnerships will continue substantially in the ordinary course, including without limitation with respect to general levels of economic activity, regulations, taxes and interest rates. Although the forward- looking information is based on what management of Tuckamore and the Operating Partnerships consider to be reasonable assumptions based on information currently available to it, there can be no assurance that actual events or results will be consistent with this forward-looking information, and management's assumptions may prove to be incorrect. This forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and Tuckamore does not assume any obligation to update or revise it to reflect new events or circumstances except as required by law. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Tuckamore is providing the forward-looking financial information set out in this press release for the purpose of providing investors with some context for the "2012 Outlook" presented. Readers are cautioned that this information may not be appropriate for any other purpose.Non-standard measuresThe terms "EBITDA", "adjusted EBITDA", "invested capital", (collectively the "Non-GAAP) are financial measures used in this press release that are not standard measures under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Tuckamore's method of calculating Non-GAAP measures may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, Tuckamore's Non-GAAP measures, as presented may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.EBITDA refers to net earnings determined in accordance with IFRS, before depreciation and amortization, interest expense and income tax expense. EBITDA is used by management and the Directors as well as many investors to determine the ability of an issuer to generate cash from operations. Management also uses EBITDA to monitor the performance of Tuckamore's reportable segments and believes that in addition to net income or loss and cash provided by operating activities, EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure from which to determine Tuckamore's ability to generate cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, income taxes and distributions. Tuckamore has provided a reconciliation of income to EBITDA in its press release.Adjusted EBITDA refers to EBITDA excluding the gain or loss on reduction or sale of ownership interest (dilution gains or losses), the write-down of goodwill and intangible assets, restructuring costs, gain on re-measurement of investments, gain on debt extinguishment, fair value adjustments on stock based compensation expense and the impairment of long-term investments. Tuckamore has used Adjusted EBITDA as the basis for the analysis of its past operating financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA is used by Tuckamore and management believes it is a useful supplemental measure from which to determineTuckamore's ability to generate cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA is a measure that management believes facilitates the comparability of the results of historical periods and the analysis of its operating financial performance which may be useful to investors.Investors are cautioned that the Non-standard Measures are not alternatives to measures under IFRS and should not, on their own, be construed as an indicator of performance or cash flows, a measure of liquidity or as a measure of actual return on the shares. These Non-standard Measures should only be used in conjunction with the financial statements included in the press release and Tuckamore's (formerly Newport Partners Income Fund) annual audited financial statements available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or www.tuckamore.ca.TUCKAMORE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.Consolidated Balance SheetsDecember 31(In thousands of dollars)December 31,December 31,January 1,201120102010AssetsCurrent Assets:Cash$28,625$27,741$43,882Cash and short-term investments held in trust8,10818,76720,142Accounts receivable149,37196,137119,363Inventories37,46428,03634,034Prepaid expenses3,4863,5292,951Deferred income tax expense (recovery)3,0469,74414,249Current assets of discontinued operations3,517--Total current assets$233,617$183,954$234,621Property, plant and equipment60,10053,83745,603Long-term investments-14,49015,729Goodwill77,09383,98568,914Intangible assets78,92894,806102,224Other assets3,1141,56614,069Total assets$452,852$432,638$481,160Liabilities and Shareholders' EquityCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$91,173$76,081$97,066Provisions-5,4015,667Deferred revenue8,6086,78810,403Current portion of obligations under capital leases5,5404,4644,588Accrued interest on convertible debentures-23,87011,935Subordinated revolving credit facilities-10,08910,089Accrued interest on subordinated revolving credit facilities-1,449449Current portion of senior credit facility10,00086,939150,499Convertible debentures-159,829156,136Stock based payment liability-1,165-Current liabilities of discontinued operations651--Total current liabilities$115,972$376,075$446,832Obligations under capital leases3,6814,4525,915Senior credit facility85,705--Secured debentures146,314--Unsecured debentures14,215--Deferred tax liabilities11,0288,5967,549Unitholders' equity-43,51520,864Shareholders' equity75,937--Total liabilities & equity$452,852$432,638$481,160 TUCKAMORE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive IncomeYears Ended December 31(In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)20112010Revenue$638,401$454,145Cost of revenue(497,216)(355,937)Gross profit141,18598,208Selling, general and administrative(98,346)(78,244)Amortization of intangible assets(15,450)(12,030)Depreciation(12,379)(10,465)Income from equity investments2171,067Interest expense, net(33,070)(37,173)Gain on re-measurement of investment6,01683,757Loss on sale of investment-(442)Gain on debt extinguishment37,451-Fair value adjustment to stock based compensation expense(883)220Transaction costs(2,638)(321)Write-down of long term investment(6,081)-Write-down of goodwill and intangible assets-(8,218)Income before income taxes$16,022$36,359Income tax expense - current(23)(400)Income tax (expense) recovery - deferred(2,856)6,762Net income from continuing operations$13,143$42,721Income (loss) from discontinued operations (net of income tax)14,722(20,070)Net income and comprehensive income$27,865$22,651Income per shareBasic:Continuing operations$0.18$0.60Net income$0.39$0.32Diluted:Continuing operations$0.18$0.60Net income$0.39$0.32 TUCKAMORE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC.Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsYears Ended December 31(In thousands of dollars)20112010Operating activities:Net income for the year$27,865$22,651Income (loss) from discontinued operations (net of income tax)(14,722)20,070Items not affecting cash:Amortization of intangible assets15,45012,030Depreciation12,37910,465Deferred income tax expense (recovery)2,856(6,762)Income from equity investments, net of cash received(244)(728)Loss on sale of investment-442Non-cash interest expense8,0763,693Gain on re-measurement of investment(6,016)(83,757)Gain on extinguishment of debt(37,451)-Stock based compensation expense3,3921,165Write-down of long-term investment6,081-Write-down of goodwill and intangible assets-8,218Changes in non-cash working capital(22,471)10,920Distributions from discontinued operations1,63412,749Cash provided by discontinued operations8299,982Total cash provided by (used in) operating activities$(2,342)$21,138Investing activities:Acquisition of businesses, net cash acquired(31,865)(19,587)Purchase of property, plant and equipment(2,808)(4,038)Proceeds on disposition of property, plant and equipment968885Proceeds on disposition of businesses38,73065,581Purchase of software(852)(634)Purchase of other intangible assets(2,000)-Increase in other assets-751Cash used in discontinued operations(69)(1,980)Total cash provided by investing activities$2,104$40,978Financing activities:Increase in long-term debt46,98915,000Repayment of long term debt(36,973)(78,560)Increase (decrease) in cash held in trust(3,108)667Repayment of capital lease obligations(5,026)(4,587)Cash used in discontinued operations(1,269)(10,777)Total cash provided by (used in) financing activities$613$(78,257)Increase (decrease) in cash375(16,141)Cash beginning of year - continuing operations27,74140,597Cash beginning of year - discontinued operations5093,285Cash end of year$28,625$27,741Cash end of year - continuing operations$28,625$27,232Cash end of year - discontinued operations-509Supplemental cash flow information:Interest paid$19,302$20,941Cash acquired upon acquisition (bank indebtedness)$(1,575)$(814)Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing and investing activities:Acquisition of property, plant and equipment through capital leases$2,155$2,063Debt and accrued interest repaid through issuance of debentures$152,951$-FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Keith HalbertTuckamore Capital Management Inc.Chief Financial Officer416-775-3796keith@tuckamore.cawww.tuckamore.ca