Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and an Increase in Monthly Dividend

Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results and an Increase in Monthly Dividend

(TORONTO, ON) August 11, 2017 – Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. (TSX: BRE), a leading provider of services to residential real estate brokers and their REALTORS®1 today announced its second quarter financial results (including its cash flow from operations (“CFFO”)), and the approval of a 3.9% increase in the monthly dividend to holders of the Company’s restricted voting shares.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cash Flow from Operations (“CFFO”) on a rolling twelve-month basis increased by 8.9% compared to 2016 to $2.56 per Share.
  • The Board of Directors of the Company approved a dividend of $0.1125 per restricted voting share, payable September 30, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2017, representing an increase in the targeted annualized dividend to $1.35.
  • The improvement in CFFO was driven by an increase in royalties due to a higher number of REALTORS® in the Company Network.
  • The Company’s network of REALTORS® (the “Network”) increased to 18,116, up from 17,580 as at December 31, 2016.

SECOND QUARTER OPERATING RESULTS

CFFO for the second quarter of 2017 improved to $9.2 million or $0.72 per share on a diluted basis (“Share”), an increase of 14.6% as compared to $8.0 million or $0.63 per Share for the same period in 2016. For the rolling twelve-month period ended June 30, 2017, CFFO was $2.56 per Share as compared to $2.35 per Share for the rolling twelve-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Royalties for the three months ended June 30, 2017 were $12.1 million, compared to $10.9 million for the same period in 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, royalties were $22.5 million, compared to $20.3 million for the same period in 2016.

The increased royalties and improvement in CFFO were driven primarily by an increase in the number of REALTORS® in the Network and continued growth in the Canadian real estate market through the first half of 2017 relative to 2016. 

Net earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2017 were $3.3 million, or $0.35 per Share, compared to $1.2 million or $0.12 per Share, for the same period in 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, net earnings were $4.6 million, or $0.49 per Share, compared to net earnings of $2.1 million or $0.22 per Share, for the same period in 2016.

 “The Company’s strong cash flow performance, driven by growth in the underlying national network, led to a Board of Directors’ decision to increase the dividend,” said Phil Soper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.

THE COMPANY NETWORK

As at June 30, 2017, the Network was comprised of 18,116 REALTORS®, operating under 297 franchise agreements providing services from 669 locations, with approximately a one fifth share of the Canadian residential real estate market (“Canadian Market”) based on 2016 transactional dollar volume.

CASH DIVIDEND

The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.1125 per restricted voting share payable on September 30, 2017, to shareholders of record on August 31, 2017. This represents a targeted annualized dividend of $1.35 per restricted voting share.

CONFERENCE CALL

Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. will host a conference call on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET to discuss its second quarter results.

To access the call by telephone, please dial (888) 231-8191 or (647) 427-7450. Please connect approximately ten minutes prior to the beginning of the call to ensure participation. Participants are also able to listen online via webcast at: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=1478016&s=1&k=93C7A47B8D4F4F915F6DD794D5CB1E1A.

A recording of the conference call will be available in the Investor Centre section of the Company's website by Monday, August 14, 2017.

CFFO

This news release and accompanying financial highlights make reference to CFFO on a total and per Share basis. CFFO is defined as operating income prior to deducting impairment and amortization of intangible assets. CFFO is used by the Company to measure the amount of cash generated from operations which is available to the Company’s shareholders on a diluted basis where such dilution represents the total number of Shares of the Company that would be outstanding if Exchangeable Unitholders converted Class B LP units into Shares of the Company. The Company uses CFFO to assess its operating results and the financial position of its business and believes that many of its shareholders and analysts also find this measure useful. CFFO does not have any standard meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking information and other “forward-looking statements”. Words such as “continued”, “growing”, “growth” and other expressions that are predictions of or could indicate future events and trends and that do not relate to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. Reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that 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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward looking statements include: changes in the Company’s strategy with respect to dividends, changes in the supply of houses for sale in Canada or in any particular region within Canada, changes in the demand for houses in Canada or any particular region within Canada, changes in general economic conditions (including interest rates, consumer confidence and other general economic factors or indicators), changes in global and regional economic growth, the demand for and prices of natural resources on local and international markets, the level of residential real estate transactions, the availability of attractive investment opportunities, the average rate of commissions charged, competition from other real estate brokers or from discount and/or Internet-based real estate alternatives, the closing of existing real estate brokerage offices, other developments in the residential real estate brokerage industry or the Company that reduce the number of REALTORS® in the Company’s Network or royalty revenue from the Company’s Network, our ability to maintain brand equity through the use of trademarks, the methods used by shareholders or analysts to evaluate the value of the Company and its publicly traded securities, the availability of equity and debt financing, changes in tax laws or regulations, and other risks detailed in the Company’s annual information form, which is filed with securities commissions and posted on SEDAR at 
www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.

Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. is a leading provider of services to residential real estate brokers and a network of over 18,000 REALTORS®. We operate in Canada under the Royal LePage, Via Capitale and Johnston & Daniel brands. For more information, go to
www.Brookfieldresinc.com.

Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. is an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $250 billion of assets under management. For more information, go to www.Brookfield.com.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Louise Gardiner
Director of Investor Relations
Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.
sarahlouise.gardiner@brookfieldres.com
Tel: 416-510-5783

1 REALTORS® is a trademark identifying real estate licensees in Canada who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association.


© 2017 Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.