|By Marketwired .||
|November 13, 2012 06:36 PM EST||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Dundee Corporation (TSX:DC.A)(TSX:DC.PR.A)(TSX:DC.PR.B) (the "Corporation") is today reporting its financial results as at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. The Corporation's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements, along with the accompanying management's discussion and analysis, have been filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") and may be viewed under the Corporation's profile at www.sedar.com or the Corporation's website at www.dundeecorp.com.
-- Fee Earning Assets under Management and Administration - Fee earning assets under management and administration increased to $15.4 billion at September 30, 2012, compared with $12.3 billion at each of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011. -- Equity Accounted Investments - Earnings from equity accounted investments were $3.3 million during the third quarter of 2012 compared with $15.4 million earned during the same period of the prior year. At September 30, 2012, the market value of equity accounted investments was $697.6 million. -- Market Value of Investments - The market value of the Corporation's portfolio of investments, excluding equity accounted investments, was $1.2 billion at September 30, 2012, and included $0.5 billion in shares of The Bank of Nova Scotia, which were received by the Corporation on its divestment of DundeeWealth Inc. in February 2011. -- Net Earnings - Driven primarily from realized losses on dispositions of certain investments, during the third quarter the Corporation incurred a net loss of $8.1 million attributable to owners of the parent, compared to net earnings of $88.6 million earned during the same period of the prior year. Earnings in the third quarter of the prior year included a pre-tax gain of $95.6 million from the Corporation's divestment of its investment in Breakwater Resources Ltd. -- Corporate Debt at September 30, 2012 was $376.5 million, all of which was borrowed by our operating subsidiaries. At September 30, 2012, there were no amounts borrowed pursuant to the credit facilities at the corporate level.
At September 30, 2012, fee earning assets under management and administration had increased to $15.4 billion, representing a 25% increase over $12.3 billion in fee earning assets under management and administration at September 30, 2011, and December 31, 2011. A significant part of this growth occurred in the real estate asset management division, which benefited from a number of successful new acquisitions of quality assets, including the acquisition in June 2012 of a 67% interest in the Scotia Plaza complex, a premier office complex located in downtown Toronto.
Operating results from Dundee Realty's land and housing business were strong, with revenue increasing 42% to $119.5 million from $84.3 million in the third quarter of the prior year, and with a 50% increase in contribution margins from $21.2 million in the third quarter of 2011 to $31.8 million in the current quarter. Real estate results in the third quarter of 2012 benefited from higher land under development sales, primarily in western Canada, compared to the same period of the prior year. The real estate segment also benefited from first year condominium sales in two of Dundee Realty's projects in the Toronto area. Condominium sales are dependent upon the timing of completion of development projects and may vary significantly from period to period.
Equity markets advanced during the third quarter of 2012, sustained in part by stimulus provided by central banks, most notably in the United States and in the European Union. This is reflected in the market value of the Corporation's portfolio, which appreciated in value by approximately $25.2 million since June 30, 2012, and $16.2 million on a year-to-date basis.
Dundee Capital Markets incurred a loss before taxes of $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2012, compared with a loss of $1.5 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Capital markets investment banking revenue in the third quarter of 2012 increased 54% over the third quarter of the prior year, however this was offset by higher general and administrative costs associated with certain restructuring activities, including its expansion into the United Kingdom.
The Corporation continues to investigate numerous opportunities to expand its agricultural portfolio. The focus of this effort is to spot good potential, in advance of the general market. In agriculture, this means developing a thorough understanding of how marketplace trends are likely to affect industry players; ferreting out new "game changing" agricultural processes and technologies, as well as high growth niche markets; and investing in companies that have a sustainable competitive advantage.
ABOUT THE CORPORATION
Dundee Corporation is an independent publicly traded Canadian asset management company. The Corporation's asset management activities are focused in the areas of the Corporation's core competencies and include real estate and infrastructure as well as energy, resources and agriculture. Asset management activities are carried out by Goodman Investment Counsel Inc. (formerly Ned Goodman Investment Counsel Limited), a registered portfolio manager and exempt market dealer across Canada and an investment fund manager in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland; and by DREAM, the asset management division of Dundee Realty Corporation, a 70% owned subsidiary of the Corporation. Asset management activities are supported by the Corporation's ownership interest in Dundee Capital Markets Inc. Dundee Capital Markets is also the asset manager of the Corporation's flow-through limited partnership business carried out through the "CMP", "CDR" and "Canada Dominion Resources" brands. Dundee Corporation also owns and manages direct investments in these core focus areas, through ownership of both publicly listed and private companies. Real estate operations are carried out through the Corporation's investment in Dundee Realty Corporation, an owner, developer and manager of residential and recreational properties in North America. Energy and resource operations include the Corporation's ownership in Dundee Energy Limited, an oil and natural gas company with a mandate to create long-term value through the development of high impact energy projects. The Corporation also holds other investments in the resource sector, several of which are equity accounted. Agricultural activities are carried out through Dundee Agricultural Corporation. Dundee Agricultural Corporation holds an 84% interest in Blue Goose Capital Corporation, a privately owned Canadian company with a leading position in the organic and natural beef production market with operations in both British Columbia and Ontario.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Modern Systems announced completion of a successful project with its new Rapid Program Modernization (eavRPMa"c) software. The eavRPMa"c technology architecturally transforms legacy applications, enabling faster feature development and reducing time-to-market for critical software updates. Working with Modern Systems, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) leveraged eavRPMa"c to transform its Student Information System from Software AG's Natural syntax to a modern application lev...
Mar. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,025
DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn’t something you buy, install, or implement; rather it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system. In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technologies at SUPERNAP International, will discuss how ...
Mar. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,423
Plutora provides enterprise release management and test environment SaaS solutions to clients in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Leading companies across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, pharmaceutical and media, rely on Plutora's SaaS solutions to orchestrate releases and environments faster and with integrity. Products include Plutora Release Manager, Plutora Test Environment Manager and Plutora Deployment Manager.
Mar. 30, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,615
Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time-to-market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available that allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same advantages for developers in their own organization. In his workshop session at DevOps Summit, Troy Topnik, ActiveState’s Technical Product Manager, will show how on-prem or cloud-hosted Private PaaS can enable organ...
Mar. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,310
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on T...
Mar. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,483
Mar. 30, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,523
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud....
Mar. 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,482
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Ras...
Mar. 30, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,133
SYS-CON Events announced today that the DevOps Institute has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The DevOps Institute provides enterprise level training and certification. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for DevOps education and training.
Mar. 30, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,178
Even though it’s now Microservices Journal, long-time fans of SOA World Magazine can take comfort in the fact that the URL – soa.sys-con.com – remains unchanged. And that’s no mistake, as microservices are really nothing more than a new and improved take on the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) best practices we struggled to hammer out over the last decade. Skeptics, however, might say that this change is nothing more than an exercise in buzzword-hopping. SOA is passé, and now that people are ...
Mar. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,313
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting we...
Mar. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,451
SYS-CON Events announced today the DevOps Foundation Certification Course, being held June ?, 2015, in conjunction with DevOps Summit and 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps – the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will res...
Mar. 30, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,695
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch ...
Mar. 30, 2015 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,245
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
Mar. 30, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,633
SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microser...
Mar. 30, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,072