TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Becker Milk Company Limited (the “Company”) (TSX-BEK.B) is pleased to report the results for the six months ended October 31, 2022.
- Total revenues for the six months ended October 31, 2022 were $1,360,032 compared to $1,454,704 for the same period in 2021;
- Net loss for the first half fiscal 2023 was $ 1.19 per share, compared to net income of $0.25 per share in the first half fiscal 2022.
- The non-GAAP financial measure Net Operating Income for the first half fiscal 2023 was $1,153,009 compared to $1,211,929 in the first half fiscal 2022.
Revenues and net income
Total revenues for the six months ended October 31, 2022 declined $94,672 compared to the six months ended October 31, 2022, a result of reduced property revenue, partially offset by improved finance income.
|Six months ended|
|Net income (loss) attributable to common and special shareholders||($||2,153,525||)||$||444,734|
|Average common and special shares outstanding||1,808,360||1,808,360|
|Income (loss) per share||($||1.19||)||$||0.25|
Components of the $2,598,259 decrease in net income for the six months ended October 31, 2021 compared to the six months ended October 31, 2020 are:
|Changes in net income – Six months ended October 31, 2022|
|compared to six months ended October 31, 2021|
|Unfavourable change in fair value adjustment||($||2,945,958||)|
|Decrease in net operating income||(58,920||)|
|Increase in current taxes||(43,074||)|
|Increase in strategic review expenses||(40,456||)|
|Increase loss on disposal||(10,254||)|
|Decrease in administrative expenses||13,914|
|Increase in finance income||36,826|
|Increase in recovery of deferred taxes||449,663|
|Decrease in net income||($||2,598,259||)|
Non-GAAP financial measures
Net operating income
The non-GAAP financial measure Net Operating Income for the six months ended October 31, 2022 was $1,153,009, a $58,920 decrease compared with the previous year as a result of reduced revenue for the quarter. Property disposals and the impact of settlement of rent negotiations with the Company’s largest tenant were the principal reasons for the revenue reduction.
|Six months ended|
|Property operating expenses||(150,386||)||(222,964||)|
|Net operating income||$||1,153,009||$||1,211,929|
Funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations
For the six months ended October 31, 2022 the Company recorded funds from operations of $417,188 ($0.17 per share) compared to $429,602 ($0.24 per share) in 2021. Adjusted funds from operations were $305,230 ($0.17 per share) in the six months ended October 31, 2022 compared to $429,602 ($0.24 per share) in 2021.
|Six months ended|
|Net income (loss)||($||2,153,525||)||$||444,734|
|Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:|
|Unfavourable fair value adjustment to investment properties||2,956,958||11,000|
|Loss (gain) on sale of investment properties||10,254||0|
|Tax on gains from sale of property||45,296||0|
|Deferred income taxes||(441,795||)||7,868|
|Sustaining capital expenditures||(111,958||)||(34,000||)|
|Adjusted funds from operations||$||305,230||$||429,602|
|Adjusted funds from operations per share||$||0.17||$||0.24|
The Board of Directors continually evaluates strategic directions for the Company and has engaged in discussions with potential acquirers. While the Company has engaged in some discussions within the last year, none of those discussions are active at this time. The Board has followed a programme of divesting less desirable sites, which has resulted in the sale of 29 investment properties over the past 8 years. The Company continues to review its strategic alternatives and will update the market as appropriate, and as required.
Readers are cautioned that although the terms “Net Operating Income”, and “Funds From Operations” are commonly used to measure, compare and explain the operating and financial performance of Canadian real estate companies and such terms are defined in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis, such terms are not recognized terms under Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. Such terms do not necessarily have a standardized meaning and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by the other publicly traded entities.
For the Board of Directors
G.W.J. Pottow, President