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Brookfield Residential Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results

August 07, 2012
Calgary, Alberta – (BRP: NYSE/TSX) Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (“Brookfield Residential”) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. The financial results are based on U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). The Letter to Shareholders and the Company’s Supplemental Information contain further information on the Company’s strategy, accomplishments, outlook, operations and financial results. Shareholders are encouraged to read these documents, which are available on the Company’s website at www.brookfieldrp.com. 

“Net new orders, backlog and average selling prices improved during the quarter, together with stronger net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 – particularly, when one takes out the non-recurring income in last year’s results arising from the merger,” commented Alan Norris, President and CEO of Brookfield Residential. 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 

Results of Operations Three Months Ended June 30 Six Months EndedJune 30
(US$ millions, except per share amounts)
2012
2011
2012
2011
Total revenue
$248
$236
$380
$416
Income before income taxes 34
26
38
52
Income tax expense
(13)
(7)
(16)
(91)
Net income/(loss) attributable to Brookfield Residential 22
19
22
(38)
Basic income/(loss) per share
$0.22
$0.19
$0.22
$(0.37)
Diluted income/(loss) per share
$0.22
$0.19
$0.22
$(0.37)
Total assets
$2,711
$2,583
Totalliabilities
$1,671
$1,620


Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $22 million or $0.22 per share, compared to $19 million or $0.19 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2011. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was also $22 million or $0.22 per share, compared to a net loss of $38 million or loss of $0.37 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2011. The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was largely the result of a one-time valuation allowance taken against the Company’s U.S. deferred tax assets on the completion of the merger. 

The 2011 financial statements represented the first year as a public company and reflected non-recurring items as a result of the merger that impacted revenue and net income. Specifically, the first and second quarters of 2011 included $26 million and $15 million of income before tax from a non-recurring change in business practice. In addition, the first quarter of 2012 included $9 million of interest on the transaction debt that was not included in the comparable period in 2011. Taking these items into account, income before income taxes for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, improved $23 million and $36 million on a comparable basis over the same periods in 2011. 


Three Months Ended June 30 Six Months EndedJune 30
(US$ millions)
2012
2011
2012
2011
Income before income taxes
$ 34
$26
$38
$ 52
Non-recurring land income -
(15)
-
(41)
Transaction debt interest expense -
-
9
-
Comparable income before taxes $ 34
$ 11
$ 47
$ 11


Second Quarter Operational Highlights 

(US$ millions, except per unit activity and avg. selling price) Three Months EndedJune 30 Six Months Ended June 30
2012
2011
2012 2011
Land revenue - normalized
$ 110
$ 98
$ 153 $ 134
Lot closings - normalized(single family units) 463
489
737 723
Land revenue- non-recurring $ -
$ 49
$ - $ 110
Lot closings - non-recurring(single family units) - 270 - 605
Average land sellingprice - normalized(single family units) $142,000 $197,000 $149,000 $182,000
Acres closings(multi-family, industrial and commercial parcels) 22 8 23 12
Average per acre selling price(multi-family, industrial and commercial parcels) $1,162,000 $952,000 $1,119,000 $931,000
Housing revenue $ 138 $ 89 $ 227 $ 172
Home closings for Brookfield Residential(units) 355 240 606 460
Home closings for unconsolidated entities(units) 21 2 31 5
Average home selling price(per unit) $391,000 $369,000 $374,000 $374,000
Net new home orders for Brookfield Residential(units) 598 455 1,072 837
Net new home orders for unconsolidated entities(units) 19 20 37 20
Backlog forBrookfield Residential(units at end of period) 1,111 733 1,111 733
Backlog forunconsolidated entities(units at end of period) 20 - 20 -

Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, land revenue totaled $110 million, compared to $147 million for the same period of 2011. Approximately $49 million of the revenue from 2011 was due to the change in business practice referred to above. Excluding this non-recurring revenue, normalized land revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2012 increased by $12 million or 12% over the same period of 2011. The increase in the normalized land revenue was driven by changes in product mix including the sale of 22 acres of multi-family and commercial parcels in Canada. The average lot selling price in Canada remained consistent with the prior year, while the lower priced lots sold in the U.S. reduced the overall average. 

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, housing revenue increased to $138 million from $89 million for the same period of 2011 as a result of increased home closings and a higher average home selling price. Sales activity continued to be strong in the second quarter, particularly in Canada and the Washington, D.C. Area, with an increase in overall net new home orders of 31% when compared to the same period of 2011. 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, land revenue totaled $153 million, compared to $244 million for the same period of 2011. Approximately $110 million of the revenue from 2011 was due to the change in business practice referred to above. Excluding the non-recurring revenue, normalized land revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased by $19 million or 14% over the same period of 2011. The increase in the normalized land revenue was mainly driven by the multi-family and commercial parcels sold in Canada. Additional lot closings, particularly in the Canadian and the Central and Eastern U.S. operating segments, also contributed to the increase in normalized revenue. 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, housing revenue increased to $227 million from $172 million for the same period of 2011 as a result of a 32% increase in home closings. Our backlog increased 52% to 1,111 homes at June 30, 2012 compared to 733 homes at June 30, 2011. This was largely the result of a 28% increase in net new home orders for the period due to continued growth in our markets, particularly in Canada and the Washington, D.C. Area. 

OUTLOOK 

“We remain on track to achieve the performance in our limited guidance for 2012. As we continue to enhance our disclosure, we have split out our parcel land sales to show them as acres as opposed to lot equivalent closings. Our translated guidance shows the Canadian operations are projected to close approximately 1,200 lots, 80 acres of multi-family, commercial and industrial parcels and 1,200 homes, and the U.S. operations are projected to close approximately 550 homes, which includes our share of unconsolidated entities. In addition, there are several potential bulk lot sales projected in the U.S. 

We therefore are optimistic about the balance of the year and believe that our 2012 operating income will exceed last year’s normal recurring income,” commented Alan Norris, President and CEO of Brookfield Residential. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

The Letter to Shareholders and the Company’s Supplemental Information for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 contain further information on the Company’s strategy, operations, financial results and outlook. Shareholders are encouraged to read these documents, which are available on the Company’s website at www.brookfieldrp.com. 

The attached financial statements are based primarily on information that has been extracted from our financial statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, which have been prepared using the standards and interpretations currently issued under U.S. GAAP. 

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Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a North American land developer and homebuilder, active in ten principal markets with over 100,000 lots controlled. We entitle and develop land and build homes for our own communities, as well as sell lots to third-party builders. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BRP. For more information, please visit our website at www.brookfieldrp.com. 

Please note that Brookfield Residential’s unaudited quarterly reports and audited annual report are filed on EDGAR and SEDAR and can also be found in the investor section of our website at www.brookfieldrp.com. Hard copies of the quarterly and annual reports can be obtained free of charge upon request. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.brookfieldrp.com or contact: 

Investors:
Nicole French
Manager, Investor Relations & Communications
Tel.: (403) 231-8952
Email: nicole.french@brookfieldrp.com
Media:
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications & Media
Tel.: (416) 369-8236
Email: andrew.willis@brookfield.com

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Note: This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and United States federal securities laws. Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations of the company, the company’s 2012 outlook, and those statements preceded by, followed by, or that include the words “believe,” “projected,” “planned,” “anticipate,” “should,” “goals,” “expected,” “potential,” “estimate,” “targeted,” “scheduled” or similar expressions, constitute “forward-looking statements.” Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results to differ materially from the anticipated future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forward in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, real estate and other conditions; changes in interest rates; mortgage rate changes; availability of suitable undeveloped land at acceptable prices; adverse legislation or regulation; ability to obtain necessary permits and approvals for the development of our land; availability of labour or materials or increases in their costs; ability to develop and market our master-planned communities successfully; laws and regulations related to property development and to the environment that could lead to additional costs and delays; confidence levels of consumers; ability to raise capital on favourable terms; our debt and leverage; adverse weather conditions and natural disasters; relations with the residents of our communities; risks associated with increased insurance costs or unavailability of adequate coverage and ability to obtain surety bonds; competitive conditions in the homebuilding industry, including product and pricing pressures; ability to retain our executive officers; relationships with our affiliates; and additional risks and uncertainties referred to in our filings with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States, many of which are beyond our control. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, any further disclosures made on related subjects in subsequent reports should be consulted.