Brookfield Business Partners Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results

7/31/2019, 12:45 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

BROOKFIELD, NEWS, July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE: BBU) (TSX: BBU.UN) (“Brookfield Business Partners”) announced today financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

“We are pleased to have successfully completed several of our strategic initiatives,” said Cyrus Madon, CEO of Brookfield Business Partners. “We closed our acquisitions of Clarios, Healthscope and Ouro Verde and increased our liquidity to a record level by completing the sales of our facilities management and relocation services businesses, raising approximately $840 million of equity while also increasing the size of our undrawn credit facilities to $1.6 billion. We also achieved strong operating performance during the quarter.”

 Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
US$ millions (except per unit amount), unaudited 2019  2018  2019  2018 
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders1$107 $119 $169 $193 
Net income (loss) per limited partnership unit2,3$0.82 $0.60 $1.30 $0.07 
             
Company EBITDA4$237 $182 $503 $373 
             
Company FFO1,5 $435 $177 $640 $315 
Company FFO per unit2$3.35 $1.37 $4.94 $2.44 

Brookfield Business Partners generated Company EBITDA of $237 million compared to $182 million in 2018 reflecting contributions from investments closed across our segments as well as growth from our existing businesses. Company FFO for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $435 million ($3.35 per unit) compared to $177 million ($1.37 per unit) in 2018 and included gains realized on sale of operations within our business services segment. For the second quarter 2019, net income attributable to unitholders was $107 million ($0.82 per unit) and included an impairment loss recognized in our infrastructure services segment, compared to $119 million ($0.60 per unit) in 2018.

Operational Update

The following table presents Company EBITDA by segment:

 Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
US$ millions, unaudited 2019  2018  2019  2018 
Business Services$61 $37 $106 $66 
Infrastructure Services 88  41  223  78 
Industrials 108  118  215  258 
Corporate and Other (20) (14) (41) (29)
Company EBITDA1,4$237 $182 $503 $373 

Our business services segment generated Company EBITDA of $61 million, compared to $37 million in the same period last year. Results benefited from improved performance in our construction services business and contribution from our Healthscope acquisition which we closed on June 6.

Our infrastructure services segment generated Company EBITDA of $88 million during the quarter, compared to $41 million in the same period last year. Results benefited from the incremental contribution from Westinghouse which we acquired in August 2018. The company reported strong performance for the quarter.

Our industrials segment generated Company EBITDA of $108 million during the quarter, compared to $118 million in the same period last year. Results benefited from strong performance at North American Palladium, partially offset by reduced contribution from GrafTech as a result of our reduced ownership position.  2019 results included positive contribution from Clarios which we acquired at the end of April, partially offset by higher than normal costs related to the write up of inventory on acquisition. 2018 results included the contribution from our Australian oil and gas operation which was sold in November 2018.

The following table presents Company FFO by segment:

 Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
US$ millions, unaudited 2019  2018  2019  2018 
Business Services$342 $66 $374 $83 
Infrastructure Services 54  26  156  48 
Industrials 46  99  127  213 
Corporate and Other (7) (14) (17) (29)
Company FFO1,5$435 $177 $640 $315 
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net 297  53  297  57 
Company FFO, excluding gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions1,5$138 $124 $343 $258 
Company FFO, excluding gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions per unit2$1.06 $0.96 $2.65 $2.00 

Company FFO for the three months ended June 30, 2019 was $435 million compared to $177 million in 2018. The increase in Company FFO was a result of incremental contributions from recent investments, gain on sales of businesses and improved performance of select businesses within our operating segments. Our business services segment Company FFO includes a $297 million after tax gain recorded on the sales of our facilities management and executive relocation businesses, while 2018 second quarter Company FFO included a $46 million after tax gain on the sale of our U.S. brokerage joint venture.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Healthscope Limited
    In June 2019, together with institutional partners, we closed our acquisition of Healthscope for a total purchase price of approximately $4.1 billion including $1 billion of equity. Brookfield Business Partners’ share of the equity is approximately $295 million for a 28% ownership interest. We may syndicate a portion of this to our institutional partners. The remainder of the purchase price was funded with approximately $1.4 billion in debt financing and $1.7 billion from the sale and leaseback of 22 wholly owned freehold hospital properties. Healthscope is the second largest private hospital operator in Australia and the largest pathology services provider in New Zealand and we plan to enhance its position as a leading private healthcare operator.
  • Ouro Verde Locação e Seviços S.A.
    Subsequent to quarter end, together with institutional partners, we acquired 100% of Ouro Verde Locação e Seviços S.A. (“Ouro Verde”), a leading Brazilian heavy equipment and light vehicle fleet management company. Our acquisition was made by way of a recapitalization, where we invested $131 million to strengthen Ouro Verde’s balance sheet. Brookfield Business Partners’ share of the investment was $50 million.
  • BGRS
    In June 2019 we sold our executive relocation business, BGRS. The sale generated net proceeds of approximately $230 million for Brookfield Business Partners.
  • BGIS
    In May 2019, together with institutional partners, we sold BGIS, our global provider of facilities management services, for approximately $1 billion. Brookfield Business Partners’ share of net proceeds was approximately $170 million.

Capital Position

During the quarter, we issued approximately 20.4 million units for a total of $795 million in gross proceeds through an equity offering and concurrent private placements that closed on June 28, 2019. Subsequent to the quarter end, the underwriters exercised an overallotment option and purchased approximately 1.1 million additional units for additional gross proceeds of approximately $42 million. All proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes including future growth opportunities.

During the quarter we increased our credit facilities to an aggregate of $1.6 billion. These transactions, including funding for closed acquisitions, brought our total liquidity to approximately $2.4 billion, a record level for our business.

Distribution

The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly distribution in the amount of $0.0625 per unit, payable on September 30, 2019 to unitholders of record as at the close of business on August 30, 2019. 

Additional Information

The Board has reviewed and approved this news release, including the summarized unaudited consolidated financial statements contained herein.

Brookfield Business Partners’ Letter to Unitholders and the Supplemental Information are available at https://bbu.brookfield.com/reports-and-filings.

Notes:

  1. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, redemption-exchange unitholders and special limited partnership unitholders.
  2. Average number of partnership units outstanding on a fully diluted time weighted average basis, assuming the exchange of redemption exchange units held by Brookfield Asset Management for limited partnership units, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 was 129.9 million and 129.5 million, respectively (2018: 129.3 million).
  3. Income (loss) attributed to limited partnership unit on a fully diluted basis is reduced by incentive distributions declared to special limited partnership unitholders during the period based on the volume-weighted average increase in unit price of the partnership’s unit over an incentive threshold. A reconciliation of net income per unit is available on page 12 of this release.
  4. Company EBITDA is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as Company FFO excluding the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), interest income (expense), current income taxes, the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), current income taxes and interest income (expense) related to equity accounted investments, and other items. When determining Company EBITDA, we include our proportionate share of Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments. A reconciliation of net income to Company EBITDA is available on pages 8 and 9 of this release.
  5. Company FFO is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, breakage and transaction costs, non-cash gains or losses as appropriate and other items. When determining Company FFO, we include our proportionate share of Company FFO of equity accounted investments. A reconciliation of net income to Company FFO is available on pages 8 and 9 of this release.
  6. The comparative figures have been updated to conform with the new segment presentation.

Brookfield Business Partners is a business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information.

Brookfield Business Partners is the flagship listed business services and industrials company of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM)(TSX: BAM.A)(EURONEXT: BAMA), a leading global alternative asset manager with over $385 billion of assets under management.

For more information, please visit our website at https://bbu.brookfield.com or contact:

Media:
Claire Holland
Tel: (416) 369-8236
Email: claire.holland@brookfield.com
Investors:
Alan Fleming
Tel: (416) 645-2736
Email: alan.fleming@brookfield.com
  

Conference Call and 2019 Second Quarter Earnings Webcast Details

Investors, analysts and other interested parties can access Brookfield Business Partners’ 2019 second quarter results as well as the Letter to Unitholders and Supplemental Information on our website under the Reports & Filings section at https://bbu.brookfield.com

The conference call can be accessed via webcast on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at https://bbu.brookfield.com or via teleconference at +1 (866) 688-9431 toll free in the U.S. and Canada. For overseas calls please dial +1 (409) 216-0818, at approximately 9:50 a.m. Eastern Time. The Conference ID is 5199606. A recording of the conference call will be available until August 6, 2019 by dialing +1 (855) 859-2056 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or +1 (404) 537-3406 for overseas calls (Conference ID 5199606). A replay of the webcast will be available at https://bbu.brookfield.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Statements and Information

Note: This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and in any applicable Canadian securities regulations. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, include statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of Brookfield Business Partners, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods, and include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.”

Although we believe that our 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 our control, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Brookfield Business Partners 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 include, but are not limited to: the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in the countries in which we do business; the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates; global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; strategic actions including dispositions; the ability to complete and effectively integrate acquisitions into existing operations and the ability to attain expected benefits; changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); the ability to appropriately manage human capital; the effect of applying future accounting changes; business competition; operational and reputational risks; technological change; changes in government regulation and legislation within the countries in which we operate; governmental investigations; litigation; changes in tax laws; ability to collect amounts owed; catastrophic events, such as earthquakes and hurricanes; the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts and cyber terrorism; and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in our documents filed with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as required by law, Brookfield Business Partners undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cautionary Statement Regarding the Use of Non-IFRS Measures

This news release contains references to Non-IFRS Measures. When determining Company FFO and Company EBITDA, we include our unitholders’ proportionate share of Company FFO and Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments. Company FFO and Company EBITDA are not generally accepted accounting measures under IFRS and therefore may differ from definitions used by other entities. We believe these metrics are useful supplemental measures that may assist investors in assessing the financial performance of Brookfield Business Partners and its subsidiaries. However, Company FFO and Company EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as substitutes for, analysis of our financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS.

References to Brookfield Business Partners are to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. together with its subsidiaries, controlled affiliates and operating entities. Brookfield Business Partners’ results include publicly held limited partnership units, redemption-exchange units, general partnership units and special limited partnership units. More detailed information on certain references made in this news release will be available in our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.


Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

  
 As of
US$ millions, unaudited Jun. 30, 2019 Dec. 31, 2018
     
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents$2,940$1,949
Financial assets 1,199 1,369
Accounts receivable, net 5,888 5,160
Inventory and other assets 5,182 3,075
Assets held for sale 516 63
Property, plant and equipment 13,859 6,947
Deferred income tax assets 573 280
Intangible assets 11,663 5,523
Equity accounted investments 1,394 541
Goodwill 5,115 2,411
 $48,329$27,318
     
Liabilities and equity    
Liabilities    
Corporate borrowings$nil $nil
Accounts payable and other 14,430 9,082
Liabilities associated with assets held for sale 250 9
Non-recourse borrowings in subsidiaries of Brookfield Business Partners 22,516 10,866
Deferred income tax liabilities 1,843 867
 $39,039$20,824
     
Equity     
Limited partners 2,150 1,548
Non-controlling interests attributable to:    
Redemption-Exchange Units, Preferred Shares and Special Limited Partnership Units held by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 1,736 1,415
Interest of others 5,404 3,531
  9,290 6,494
 $48,329$27,318



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Operating Results

 
US$ millions, unauditedThree months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
 2019  2018  2019  2018 
         
Revenues$10,717 $8,775 $19,918 $16,969 
Direct operating costs (9,776) (8,200) (17,969) (15,849)
General and administrative expenses (211) (142) (389) (260)
Depreciation and amortization expense (441) (105) (752) (211)
Interest income (expense), net (313) (83) (497) (169)
Equity accounted income (loss), net 23  (7) 30  10 
Impairment expense, net (324) ─   (324)  
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net 522  90  520  106 
Other income (expenses), net (181) (7) (271) (21)
Income (loss) before income tax 16  321  266  575 
Income tax (expense) recovery        
Current (93) (52) (123) (80)
Deferred 41  39  22  29 
Net income (loss)$(36)$308 $165 $524 
Attributable to:        
Limited partners$55 $40 $87 $5 
Non-controlling interests attributable to:        
Redemption-exchange units held by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. 52  38  82   4 
Special Limited Partners   41    184 
Interest of others$(143)$189 $(4)$331 



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Statements of Company Funds from Operations

           
For the three months ended
June 30, 2019

US$ millions, unaudited
Business
Services

 Infrastructure
Services

 Industrials
 Corporate
and Other

 Total
 
Revenues$7,345 $1,105 $2,267 $ $10,717 
Direct operating costs (7,169) (838) (1,767) (2) (9,776)
General and administrative expenses (67) (41) (85) (18) (211)
Equity accounted Company EBITDA 11  35  17    63 
Company EBITDA attributable to others (59) (173) (324)   (556)
Company EBITDA1,2 61  88  108  (20) 237 
Realized disposition gains (loss), net 522        522 
Other income (expense), net   4      4 
Interest income (expense), net (38) (97) (186) 8  (313)
Equity accounted current taxes and interest (2) (5) (3)   (10)
Current income taxes (47)   (51) 5  (93)
Company FFO attributable to others (net of Company EBITDA attributable to others) (154) 64  178    88 
Company FFO1,3 342  54  46  (7) 435 
Depreciation and amortization expense          (441)
Realized disposition gain (loss) recorded in prior periods          
Impairment expense, net         (324)
Gain on acquisition and disposition          
Deferred income taxes         41 
Other income (expense), net         (185)
Non-cash items attributable to equity accounted investments         (30)
Non-cash items attributable to others         611 
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders4        $107  

Notes:

  1. The Statements of Company Funds from Operations above are prepared on a basis that is consistent with Brookfield Business Partners’ Supplemental Information and differs from net income as presented in Brookfield Business Partners’ Consolidated Statements of Operating Results on page 7 of this release, which is prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses Company FFO and Company EBITDA as key measures to evaluate operating performance. Readers are encouraged to consider all measures in assessing Brookfield Business Partners’ results.
  2. Company EBITDA is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as Company FFO excluding the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), interest income (expense), current income taxes, the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), current income taxes and interest income (expense) related to equity accounted investments, and other items. When determining Company EBITDA, we include our proportionate share of Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments.
  3. Company FFO is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, breakage and transaction costs, non-cash gains or losses as appropriate and other items. When determining Company FFO, we include our proportionate share of Company FFO for equity accounted investments.
  4. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, special limited partnership unitholders and redemption-exchange unitholders.



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Statements of Company Funds from Operations

           
For the six months ended
June 30, 2019

US$ millions, unaudited
Business
Services

 Infrastructure
Services

 Industrials
 Corporate
and Other

 Total
 
Revenues$14,280 $2,394 $3,244 $ $19,918 
Direct operating costs (13,947) (1,730) (2,288) (4) (17,969)
General and administrative expenses (134) (75) (143) (37) (389)
Equity accounted Company EBITDA 19  56  21    96 
Company EBITDA attributable to others (112) (422) (619)   (1,153)
Company EBITDA1,2 106  223  215  (41) 503 
Realized disposition gains (loss), net 522    (2)   520 
Other income (expense), net     2    2 
Interest income (expense), net (58) (198) (255) 14  (497)
Equity accounted current taxes and interest (3) (8) (4)   (15)
Current income taxes (57) 9  (85) 10  (123)
Company FFO attributable to others (net of Company EBITDA attributable to others) (136) 130  256    250 
Company FFO1,3 374  156  127  (17) 640 
Depreciation and amortization expense         (752)
Realized disposition gain (loss) recorded in prior periods          
Impairment expense, net         (324)
Gain on acquisition and disposition          
Deferred income taxes         22 
Other income (expense), net         (273)
Non-cash items attributable to equity accounted investments         (51)
Non-cash items attributable to others         907 
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders4        $169 

Notes:

  1. The Statements of Company Funds from Operations above are prepared on a basis that is consistent with Brookfield Business Partners’ Supplemental Information and differs from net income as presented in Brookfield Business Partners’ Consolidated Statements of Operating Results on page 7 of this release, which is prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses Company FFO and Company EBITDA as key measures to evaluate operating performance. Readers are encouraged to consider all measures in assessing Brookfield Business Partners’ results.
  2. Company EBITDA is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as Company FFO excluding the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), interest income (expense), current income taxes, the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), current income taxes and interest income (expense) related to equity accounted investments, and other items. When determining Company EBITDA, we include our proportionate share of Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments.
  3. Company FFO is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, breakage and transaction costs, non-cash gains or losses as appropriate and other items. When determining Company FFO, we include our proportionate share of Company FFO for equity accounted investments.
  4. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, special limited partnership unitholders and redemption-exchange unitholders.



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Statements of Company Funds from Operations

           
For the three months ended
June 30, 2018

US$ millions, unaudited
Business
Services

 Infrastructure Services
 Industrials
 Corporate
and Other

 Total
 
Revenues$7,859 $3 $909 $4 $8,775 
Direct operating costs (7,711)   (487) (2) (8,200)
General and administrative expenses (72)   (54) (16) (142)
Equity accounted Company EBITDA 7  38  18    63 
Company EBITDA attributable to others (46)   (268)   (314)
Company EBITDA1,2 37  41  118  (14) 182 
Realized disposition gains (loss), net 55    35    90 
Other income (expense), net         
Interest income (expense), net (22)   (61)   (83)
Equity accounted current taxes and interest (1) (15) (4)   (20)
Current income taxes (22)   (30)   (52)
Company FFO attributable to others (net of Company EBITDA attributable to others) 19    41    60 
Company FFO1,3 66  26  99  (14) 177 
Depreciation and amortization expense         (105)
Realized disposition gain (loss) recorded in prior periods          
Impairment expense, net          
Gain on acquisition and disposition          
Deferred income taxes         39 
Other income (expense), net         (7)
Non-cash items attributable to equity accounted investments         (50)
Non-cash items attributable to others         65 
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders4        $119 

Notes:

  1. The Statements of Company Funds from Operations above are prepared on a basis that is consistent with Brookfield Business Partners’ Supplemental Information and differs from net income as presented in Brookfield Business Partners’ Consolidated Statements of Operating Results on page 7 of this release, which is prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses Company FFO and Company EBITDA as key measures to evaluate operating performance. Readers are encouraged to consider all measures in assessing Brookfield Business Partners’ results.
  2. Company EBITDA is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as Company FFO excluding the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), interest income (expense), current income taxes, the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), current income taxes and interest income (expense) related to equity accounted investments, and other items. When determining Company EBITDA, we include our proportionate share of Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments.
  3. Company FFO is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, breakage and transaction costs, non-cash gains or losses as appropriate and other items. When determining Company FFO, we include our proportionate share of Company FFO for equity accounted investments.
  4. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, special limited partnership unitholders and redemption-exchange unitholders.



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Statements of Company Funds from Operations

 
For the six months ended
June 30, 2018

US$ millions, unaudited
Business
Services

 Infrastructure
Services

 
Industrials
 Corporate
and Other

 Total
 
Revenues$15,206 $5 $1,751 $7 $16,969 
Direct operating costs (14,945)   (900) (4) (15,849)
General and administrative expenses (139)   (89) (32) (260)
Equity accounted Company EBITDA 15  73  34    122 
Company EBITDA attributable to others (71)   (538)   (609)
Company EBITDA1,2 66  78  258  (29) 373 
Realized disposition gains (loss), net 55    51    106 
Other income (expense), net          
Interest income (expense), net (41)   (128)   (169)
Equity accounted current taxes and interest (1) (30) (8)   (39)
Current income taxes (30)   (50)   (80)
Company FFO attributable to others (net of Company EBITDA attributable to others) 34    90    124 
Company FFO1,3 83  48  213  (29) 315 
Depreciation and amortization expense         (211)
Realized disposition gain (loss) recorded in prior periods          
Impairment expense, net          
Gain on acquisition and disposition          
Deferred income taxes         29 
Other income (expense), net         (21)
Non-cash items attributable to equity accounted investments         (73)
Non-cash items attributable to others         154 
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders4        $193 

Notes:

  1. The Statements of Company Funds from Operations above are prepared on a basis that is consistent with Brookfield Business Partners’ Supplemental Information and differs from net income as presented in Brookfield Business Partners’ Consolidated Statements of Operating Results on page 7 of this release, which is prepared in accordance with IFRS. Management uses Company FFO and Company EBITDA as key measures to evaluate operating performance. Readers are encouraged to consider all measures in assessing Brookfield Business Partners’ results.
  2. Company EBITDA is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as Company FFO excluding the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), interest income (expense), current income taxes, the impact of realized disposition gains (losses), current income taxes and interest income (expense) related to equity accounted investments, and other items. When determining Company EBITDA, we include our proportionate share of Company EBITDA for equity accounted investments.
  3. Company FFO is presented as a net amount attributable to unitholders and is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as net income excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, breakage and transaction costs, non-cash gains or losses as appropriate and other items. When determining Company FFO, we include our proportionate share of Company FFO for equity accounted investments.
  4. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, special limited partnership unitholders and redemption-exchange unitholders.



Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Reconciliation of Net Income per Unit

   
 Three months ended
June 30
Six months ended
June 30
US$, unaudited 2019 2018  2019 2018 
Net income (loss) per unitholder, excluding incentive distribution1$0.82$0.92 $1.30$1.49 
Incentive distribution per unit2 ─  (0.32) ─  (1.42)
Net income (loss) attributable to limited partnership unit1,2 $0.82$0.60 $1.30$0.07 

Notes:

  1. Average number of partnership units outstanding on a fully diluted time weighted average basis, assuming the exchange of redemption exchange units held by Brookfield Asset Management for limited partnership units, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 was 129.9 and 129.5 million, respectively (2018: 129.3 million).
  2. Income (loss) attributed to limited partnership unit on a fully diluted basis is reduced by incentive distributions paid to special limited partnership unitholders during the period based on the volume-weighted average increase in unit price of the partnership’s unit over an incentive threshold.

 

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