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Alaris Royalty Corp Releases Second Quarter Financial Results

Friday, July 26, 2013

Alaris Royalty Corp Releases Second Quarter Financial Results

08:00 EDT Friday, July 26, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 26, 2013) -

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Alaris Royalty Corp. (TSX:AD) ("Alaris" or the "Corporation") today announced its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.

The Corporation continued to apply its five investment strategy pillars of Low Volatility, Visibility, Diversification, Liquidity and Growth during another strong quarter. The results of the quarter are summarized in three key performance metrics compared to the prior year period on a per share basis (the Corporation used Normalized EBITDA rather than EBITDA to back out the impact of a significant gain realized in the quarter on the reduction of interest in LifeMark):

Three months ending June 30 Six months ending June 30
2013 2012 % Change 2013 2012 % Change
Revenue per share1 $0.46 $0.37 +21.5% $0.88 $0.73 +20.2%
Normalized EBITDA per share1 $0.35 $0.28 +25.8% $0.73 $0.57 +28.7%
Dividends per share1 $0.325 $0.29 +12.1% $0.64 $0.575 +11.3%

1 Using the weighted average shares outstanding for the period.

Alaris experienced significant increases in revenue, Normalized EBITDA and dividends on a per share basis in the quarter, a direct result of the continued execution of our business plan to find well run, successful new private company partners ("Private Company Partners") with a long track record of sustainable cash flow.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Corporation's revenue from its Private Company Partners increased 55% to $11.36 million compared to $7.34 million in the prior year period. The increase was due to the addition of four new Private Company Partners in the past 13 months: Labstat International Limited Partnership ("Labstat") in June 2012, Agility Health, LLC ("Agility") in December 2012, SHS Services Management Limited Partnership ("SHS") in March 2013 and SCR Mining and Tunneling, LP ("SCR") in May 2013. The Corporation also completed follow on contributions into KMH Limited Partnership ("KMH") and Killick Aerospace Limited Partnership ("Killick") in the second half of 2012. Each of these transactions added new revenues in the current period compared to the prior year. Legal and accounting expenses were approximately $100,000 higher than the prior year period due to a transaction that did not move ahead as well as additional fees from the Corporation's legal and tax advisors due to growth in the business. Corporate and office expenses were approximately $185,000 higher than the prior year period due to increased administrative costs that come from growth in the business including travel, TSX fees and Alaris' annual conference for its Private Company Partners.

Three months ending Six months ending
Reconciliation of Earnings to EBITDA (thousands) June 30, 2013 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2013 June 30, 2012
Earnings $17,597 $4,160 $24,342 $8,135
Adjustments to Earnings:
Amortization 26 27 53 53
Interest expense 352 497 947 623
Deferred income tax expense 3,810 762 6,171 2,300
EBITDA $21,785 $5,446 $31,513 $11,111
Normalizing Adjustments
Gain on reduction of LifeMark interest (13,052) - (13,052) -
Normalized EBITDA $8,733 5,446 $18,461 $11,111

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, the Corporation recorded earnings of $17.6 million and $24.3 million, EBITDA of $21.8 million and $31.5 million and Normalized EBITDA of $8.7 million and $18.5 million compared to earnings of $4.2 million and $8.1 million and EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA of $5.4 million and $11.1 million in the prior year periods. The 60% increase in Normalized EBITDA in the quarter and 66% increase in the six month period was due to the new revenue streams noted above as they were added with minimal additional costs. The more significant increases in earnings and EBITDA in both periods include a $13.05 million gain on the partial redemption of the preferred units in LifeMark Health. LifeMark redeemed $30 million of the $65.5 million preferred units in the current period.

"Our second quarter was another successful one with the addition of another partner, a dividend increase and financial results again as we expected. We began the next quarter with another dividend increase due to the addition of another partner on the first day subsequent to June 30, 2013. With a successful bought deal financing subsequent to the end of the quarter, we are debt free and our balance sheet is poised for the next opportunity," said Darren Driscoll, CFO, Alaris Royalty Corp.

Outlook

Alaris' agreements with its Private Company Partners provide for estimated revenues to Alaris of approximately $51.7 million for 2013. Revenues from our Private Company Partners for the three months ended September 30, 2013 are expected to be $14.8 million. As a result of a successful equity offering subsequent to June 30, 2013, the Corporation has all of its $50 million credit facility for use in future transactions alongside approximately $4 million in cash. General and administrative expenses are currently estimated to be $5.0 million for 2013, inclusive of all public company costs. Cash requirements after earnings are expected to remain at minimal levels.

The Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Comprehensive Income, and Statement of Cash Flows are attached to this news release. Alaris' financial statements and MD&A are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on our website at www.alarisroyalty.com.

Alaris Royalty Corp.
Condensed consolidated statement of financial position (unaudited)

June 30 December 31
2013 2012
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $5,446,762 $3,638,255
Prepayments 121,198 182,811
Trade and other receivables 3,151,262 3,417,642
Current Assets 8,719,222 7,238,708
Promissory note receivable 10,855,000 1,250,000
Equipment 52,494 59,881
Intangible assets 6,524,733 6,570,201
Preferred LP Units 326,760,712 298,226,402
Advance on acquisition of Preferred LP Units 69,425,400 -
Investment tax credit receivable 10,922,393 10,922,393
Deferred income taxes 5,521,114 8,673,125
Non-current assets 430,061,846 325,702,002
Total Assets $438,781,068 $332,940,710
Liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $3,200,143 $1,805,561
Dividends payable 2,899,043 2,345,347
Income taxes payable 600 40,585
Loans and borrowings 54,333,333 -
Current Liabilities 60,433,119 4,191,493
Loans and borrowings 41,666,667 50,000,000
Non-current liabilities 41,666,667 50,000,000
Total Liabilities $102,099,786 $54,191,493
Equity
Share capital $311,416,908 $252,016,172
Equity reserve 3,895,070 2,930,483
Fair value reserve (9,083,951) 2,336,689
Translation reserve 601,661 (265,220)
Retained Earnings 29,851,594 21,731,093
Total Equity $336,681,282 $278,749,217
Total Liabilities and Equity $438,781,068 $332,940,710

Alaris Royalty Corp.
Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income (unaudited)

Three months ended June 30 Six months ended June 30
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenues
Royalties and distributions $11,363,576 $7,337,772 $22,142,406 $14,268,991
Interest and other 268,320 (99,175) 465,219 7,360
Gain on reduction of partner interests 13,052,160 - 13,052,160 -
Gain/(loss) on foreign exchange contracts (333,349) - (489,002) -
Total Revenue 24,350,707 7,238,597 35,170,783 14,276,351
Salaries and benefits 1,775,414 1,218,740 2,066,187 1,451,550
Corporate and office 403,769 216,745 789,017 513,372
Legal and accounting fees 430,137 343,672 576,834 528,998
Non-cash stock-based compensation 748,061 349,488 1,477,760 698,977
Depreciation and amortization 26,427 26,818 52,855 53,357
Subtotal 3,383,808 2,155,463 4,962,653 3,246,254
Earnings from operations 20,966,899 5,083,134 30,208,130 11,030,097
Finance cost 351,577 496,846 946,638 623,025
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain)/loss (791,430) (335,812) (1,251,210) (27,525)
Earnings before taxes 21,406,752 4,922,100 30,512,702 10,434,597
Current income tax expense 329,870 228,890 654,071 365,563
Deferred income tax expense 3,480,220 533,231 5,517,000 1,934,189
Earnings $17,596,662 $4,159,979 $24,341,631 $8,134,845
Other comprehensive income
Net change in fair value of Preferred LP Units - 50,000 - 50,000
Tax impact of change in fair value - (12,500) - (12,500)
Realized gain on reduction of partnership interest (13,052,160) - (13,052,160) -
Tax impact of realized gain 1,631,520 - 1,631,520 -
Foreign currency translation differences 562,838 238,418 866,881 28,802
Other comprehensive income for the period, net of income tax (10,857,802) 275,918 (10,553,759) 66,302
Total comprehensive income for the period $6,738,860 $4,435,897 $13,787,872 $8,201,147
Earnings per share
Basic earnings per share $0.70 $0.21 $0.97 $0.42
Fully diluted earnings per share $0.68 $0.20 $0.94 $0.40
Weighted average shares outstanding
Basic 24,963,420 19,589,153 25,209,090 19,532,881
Fully Diluted 25,909,305 20,301,799 25,865,859 20,214,649

Alaris Royalty Corp.
Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows (unaudited)
For the six months ended June 30

2013 2012
Cash flows from operating activities
Earnings from the period $24,341,631 $8,134,845
Adjustments for:
Finance costs 946,638 623,025
Deferred income tax expense 5,517,000 1,934,189
Depreciation and amortization 52,855 53,357
Unrealized foreign exchange loss/(gain) (1,251,210) (27,525)
(Gain)/Loss on forward contracts 489,002 (7,360)
(Gain)/Loss on reduction of partner interests (13,052,160) -
Non-cash stock based compensation 1,477,760 698,977
18,521,516 11,409,508
Change in:
-trade and other receivables (283,349) 3,194,749
-prepayments 61,613 57,111
-trade and other payables 1,354,597 866,395
Cash generated from operating activities 19,654,377 15,527,763
Interest paid (946,638) (623,025)
Net cash from operating activities $18,707,739 $14,904,738
Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of equipment - (7,417)
Acquisition/disposition of Preferred LP Units (125,780,890) (41,775,150)
Proceeds from reduction in Preferred LP Units 30,000,000 -
Net cash from/(used in) investing activities $(95,780,890) $(41,782,567)
Cash flows from financing activities
New share capital, net of share issue costs 55,821,490 46,370,259
Proceeds from exercise of options 2,332,603 -
Borrowing of senior debt 118,000,000 43,000,000
Repayment of senior debt (72,000,000) (49,000,000)
Promissory notes issued (9,605,000) 1,250,000
Dividends paid (15,538,172) (11,101,954)
Payments in lieu of dividends on RSUs (129,263) (136,295)
Net cash used in financing activities $78,881,658 $27,882,010
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,808,507 1,004,181
Cash and cash equivalents, Beginning of period 3,638,255 3,888,465
Cash and cash equivalents, End of period $5,446,762 $4,892,646

About the Corporation:

Alaris provides alternative financing to the Private Company Partners in exchange for distributions with the principal objective of generating stable and predictable cash flows for dividend payments to its shareholders. Distributions from the Private Company Partners are structured as a percentage of a "top line" financial performance measure such as gross margin and same-store sales and rank in priority to the owners' common equity position.

Non-IFRS Measures

The terms EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA are financial measures used in this news release that are not standard measures under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The Corporation's method of calculating EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA may differ from the methods used by other issuers. Therefore, the Corporation's EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

EBITDA refers to net earnings (loss) determined in accordance with IFRS, before depreciation and amortization, interest expense and income tax expense. EBITDA is used by management and many investors to determine the ability of an issuer to generate cash from operations. Management believes EBITDA is a useful supplemental measure from which to determine the Corporation's ability to generate cash available for debt service, working capital, capital expenditures, income taxes and dividends.

Normalized EBITDA refers to EBITDA excluding items that are non-recurring in nature including the gain on sale of Partner company interests.

The term EBITDA should only be used in conjunction with the Corporation's annual audited and quarterly reviewed financial statements, excerpts of which are available below, while complete versions are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Corporation has provided a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Normalized EBITDA in this news release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, management's expectations, intentions and beliefs concerning the growth, results of operations, performance of the Corporation and the Private Company Partners, the, the future financial position or results of the Corporation, business strategy, and plans and objectives of or involving the Corporation or the Private Company Partners. Many of these statements can be identified by looking for words such as "believe", "expects", "will", "intends", "projects", "anticipates", "estimates", "continues" or similar words or the negative thereof. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the anticipated revenues to be received by Alaris and its general and administrative expenses in 2013, and the cash requirements of Alaris in 2013.

By their nature, forward-looking statements require Alaris to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Assumptions about the performance of the Canadian and U.S. economies in 2013 and how that will affect Alaris' business and that of its Private Company Partners are material factors considered by Alaris management when setting the outlook for Alaris. Key assumptions include, but are not limited to, assumptions that the Canadian and U.S. economies will grow moderately over the next 12 months, that interest rates will not rise in a material way over the next 12 to 24 months, that the Private Company Partners will continue to make distributions to Alaris as and when required, that the businesses of the Private Company Partners will continue to grow, what the Corporation expects to experience regarding resets to its annual royalties and distributions from its Private Company Partners in 2013, and that Alaris will have the ability to raise required equity and/or debt financing on acceptable terms. Management of Alaris has also assumed that capital markets will remain stable and that the Canadian dollar will remain in a range of approximately plus or minus 5% of par relative to the U.S. dollar. In determining expectations for economic growth, management of Alaris primarily considers historical economic data provided by the Canadian and U.S. governments and their agencies.

There can be no assurance that the assumptions, plans, intentions or expectations upon which these forward-looking statements are based will occur. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and should not be read as guarantees or assurances of future performance. The actual results of the Corporation and the Private Company Partners could materially differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of certain risk factors, including, but not limited to, the following: the dependence of Alaris on the Private Company Partners; reliance on key personnel; general economic conditions; failure to complete or realize the anticipated benefit of Alaris' financing arrangements with the Private Company Partners; government regulations; and risks relating to the Private Company Partners and their businesses. Additional risks that may cause actual results to vary from those indicated are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Corporation's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012, which is filed under the Corporation's profile at www.sedar.com. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information contained in this news release. Statements containing forward-looking information reflect management's current beliefs and assumptions based on information in its possession on the date of this news release. Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Alaris Royalty Corp.
Curtis Krawetz
Analyst, Manager of Investor Relations
403-221-7305
www.alarisroyalty.com

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