Leon's Furniture Limited - 2015 First Quarter

May 14, 2015, 11:46 ET from Leon's Furniture Limited

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - For the three months ended March 31, 2015, total system wide sales were $503,653,000 including $80,616,000 of franchise sales ($508,400,000 including $82,391,000 of franchise sales in 2014). Same store corporate sales increased slightly by 0.1% from the prior year's first quarter. Net income was $4,106,000, $0.06 per fully diluted common share ($1,336,000, $0.02 per fully diluted common share in 2014). Overall we are pleased with the profit increase in the first quarter 2015 when compared to the prior year's first quarter. We are pleased that our efforts to control and reduce expenses have resulted in increased profits.  

The integration of our online systems between The Brick and Leon's divisions is progressing as expected. Currently both divisions are using the same web platform for our individual websites and Internet sales. As well, we are making excellent progress in the implementation of an enhanced computer system that we anticipate will be fully operational throughout the company by the end of this year. The net result will be greater efficiencies in the operations of our two divisions. This should also allow us to establish integrated distribution networks using all our distribution facilities to better serve our brick and mortar stores as well as our web sales from sea to sea to sea.

With respect to new stores, construction is planned to begin later this year on a new 90,000 square foot Leon's Furniture warehouse and showroom in the Calgary area. We continue to pursue new franchise locations in all areas of the country.

As previously announced, we paid a quarterly 10¢ dividend on April 9, 2015. Today we are happy to announce that the Directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 10¢ per common share payable on the 8th day of July 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on the 8th day of June 2015. As of 2007, dividends paid by Leon's Furniture Limited are "eligible dividends" pursuant to the changes to the Income Tax Act under Bill C-28, Canada.

EARNINGS PER SHARE FOR EACH QUARTER                                              






MARCH
31


JUNE
30


SEPT.
30


DEC.
31


YEAR
TOTAL















2015


-

-

Basic

Fully Diluted









$0.06

$0.06















2014


-

-

Basic

Fully Diluted



24¢

21¢


38¢

34¢


42¢

38¢


$1.07

$0.96















2013


-

-

Basic

Fully Diluted



21¢

18¢


31¢

28¢


37¢

34¢


$0.97

$0.89

LEON'S FURNITURE LIMITED / MEUBLES LEON LTÉE

Mark J. Leon
Chairman of the Board

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014
Dated: May 14, 2015

The Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for Leon's Furniture Limited/Meubles Leon Ltée ("Leon's" or the "Company") should be read in conjunction with i) the Company's 2014 audited consolidated financial statements and the related notes and MD&A and ii) the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2015, and 2014, and the related notes.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This MD&A is intended to provide readers with the information that management believes is required to gain an understanding of Leon's Furniture Limited's current results and to assess the Company's future prospects. This MD&A, and in particular the section under heading "Outlook", includes forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and reflect Leon's Furniture Limited's current plans and expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future prospects to differ materially from current expectations. Some of the factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations are: a further drop in consumer confidence; dependency on product from third party suppliers, further changes to the Canadian bank lending rates; and a further weakening of the Canadian dollar vs. the US dollar. Given these risks, uncertainties and the integration risk associated with the acquisition of The Brick Ltd. ("The Brick"), investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Readers of this report are cautioned that actual events and results may vary.

Financial Statements Governance Practice

Leon's Furniture Limited's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"). The amounts expressed are in Canadian dollars. Per share amounts are calculated using the weighted average number of shares outstanding for the applicable period.

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Leon's Furniture Limited reviewed the MD&A and the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements, and recommended that the Board of Directors approve them. Following review by the full Board, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and MD&A were approved on May 14, 2015.

Introduction

Leon's Furniture Limited is the largest retailer of furniture, appliances and electronics in Canada. Our retail banners now include: Leon's; The Brick; The Brick Mattress Store; The Brick Clearance Centre and United Furniture Warehouse ("UFW"). Finally, the addition of the Brick's Midnorthern Appliance banner alongside with Leon's Appliance Canada banner, makes the Company the country's largest commercial retailer of appliances to builders, developers, hotels and property management companies.

Leon's has in excess of 300 retail stores from coast to coast in Canada under the various banners indicated below which also includes over 100 franchise locations.

Banner


Number
of
Stores

Leon's banner corporate stores


44

Leon's banner franchise stores                                        


36

Appliance Canada banner stores                             


3

The Brick banner corporate stores1          


112

The Brick banner franchise stores2                                         


67

The Brick Mattress Store banner locations                                       


25

UFW banner stores      


6

UFW and The Brick Clearance Centre banner stores


10

Total number of stores                                       


303

1Includes the Midnorthern Appliance banner

2Includes one UFW Franchise

Revenues and Expenses

For the three months ended March 31, 2015, total system wide sales were $503,653,000 including $80,616,000 of franchise sales ($508,400,000 including $82,391,000 franchise sales in 2014).

Overall, same store corporate sales increased slightly by 0.1%.

Our gross margin for the first quarter 2015 increased from 42.1% to 42.2% compared to the prior year's first quarter. Despite the weakening of the Canadian dollar, we were able to maintain our gross margin.

Net operating expenses of $168,540,000 were down $4,479,000 for the first quarter 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. Cost savings occurred with respect to delivery expenses; primarily the reduction of third party cartage companies and the lower price of fuel. Making better use of ominchannel and targeted marketing has resulted in more efficient advertising expenditures.

As a result of the above, net income for the first quarter of 2015 was $4,106,000, $0.06 per common share ($1,336,000, $0.02 per common share in 2014), an increase of $0.04 per common share.

Annual Financial Information





($ in thousands, except earnings per share and dividends)

 

2014

Restated

2013

 

2012

 

Corporate sales

Franchise sales

 

1,974,417

373,959

 

1,694,643

344,785

 

682,163

198,077





Total system wide sales

2,348,376

2,039,428

880,240





Net income

75,524

68,392

46,782

Earnings per share

Basic

Diluted

 

$1.07

$0.96

 

$0.97

$0.89

 

$0.67

$0.65





Total assets

1,563,476

1,565,356

588,178

 

Common share dividends declared

Convertible, non-voting shares dividends declared

 

$0.40

$0.20

 

$0.40

$0.20

 

$0.40

$0.20

Liquidity and Financial Resources





($ in thousands, except dividends per share)

Mar 31/15

Dec. 31, 2014

Restated

Mar 31/14

 

Cash, cash equivalents, available-for-sale financial assets,and bank overdraft

Trade and other accounts receivable

Inventory

Total assets

Working capital

 

17,788

86,181

266,934

1,525,178

9,810

 

58,609

112,171

266,628

1,563,476

18,972

 

28,220

81,300

261,887

1,638,026

(18,847)





 

For the 3 months ended

Current Quarter

Mar 31, 2015

Dec. 31, 2014

Restated

Mar 31, 2014

 

Cash flow (used in) provided by operations

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

Dividends paid

 

(21,227)

3,125

7,105

 

50,618

10,669

7,101

 

(137)

2,291

7,063





Dividends paid per share

$0.10

$0.10

$0.10

Common Shares

At March 31, 2015, there were 71,130,337 common shares issued and outstanding. During the quarter ended March 31, 2015, 42,303 convertible, non-voting series 2005 shares and 31,149 convertible, non-voting series 2009 shares were converted into common shares. For details on the Company's commitments related to its redeemable shares, please refer to note 10 of the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

Commitments



($ in thousands)

Payments Due by Period



Less than




Contractual Obligations

Total

1 year

2-3 years

4-5 years

After 5 years

Long term debt

458,830

62,541

280,582

6,000

109,707

Operating leases 1

498,287

83,038

149,366

112,005

153,878

Trade and other payables

186,324

186,324

-

-

-

Finance leases

19,458

2,893

4,814

3,738

8,013

Total Contractual Obligations

1,162,899

334,796

434,762

121,743

271,598

1The Company is obligated under operating leases to future minimum rental payments for various land and building sites across Canada.

Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions

Please refer to Note 2 of the 2014 annual consolidated financial statements for the Company's critical accounting estimates and assumptions.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Please refer to Note 3 to the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the accounting standards and amendments issued but not yet adopted.

Related Party Transactions

At March 31, 2015, we had no transactions with related parties as defined in IAS24 – Related Party Disclosures, except those pertaining to transactions with key management personnel in the ordinary course of their employment.

Risks and Uncertainties

For a complete discussion of the risks and uncertainties which apply to the Company's business and operating results please refer to the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2015 available on www.sedar.com.

Quarterly Results (2015, 2014, 2013)

Quarterly Income Statement ($000) – except per share data







Quarter Ended

March 31

Quarter Ended

December 31

Quarter Ended

September 30

Quarter Ended

June 30


 

2015

2014*

2014

2013*

2014

2013*

2014*

2013*

Corporate sales

423,037

426,009

542,206

523,025

531,685

528,602

474,517

480,559










Franchise sales

80,616

82,391

107,180

110,846

97,467

100,017

86,921

92,825










Total system wide sales

503,653

508,400

649,386

633,871

629,152

628,619

561,438

573,384










Net income per share

$0.06

$0.02

$0.42

$0.37

$0.38

$0.31

$0.24

$0.21










Fully diluted per share

$0.06

$0.02

$0.38

$0.34

$0.34

$0.28

$0.21

$0.18










* Restated earnings per share

Disclosure Controls & Procedures

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining a system of disclosure controls and procedures to provide reasonable assurance that all material information relating to the Company is gathered and reported on a timely basis to senior management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer so that appropriate decisions can be made by them regarding public disclosure. Based on the evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures, the CEO and CFO have concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective as at March 31, 2015.

Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

Management is also responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting for the Company. The control framework used in the design of disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting is based on the framework established in the publications, Internal Control – Integrated Framework and specifically in Internal Control over Financial Reporting - Guidance for Smaller Public Companies published by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

Management, including the CEO and CFO, does not expect that the Company's disclosure controls or internal controls over financial reporting will prevent or detect all errors and all fraud or will be effective under all potential future conditions. A control system is subject to inherent limitations and, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the control systems objectives will be met.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, there have been no changes in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal controls over financial reporting.

Outlook

We are pleased that we were able to improve our first quarter profit results when compared to the prior year's first quarter. Even though the economy remains soft, we expect to see a continuation of improved profits in 2015.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

In order to provide additional insight into the business, the Company has provided the measure of same store sales in the revenue and expenses section of the MD&A. This measure does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS but it is a key indicator used by the Company to measure performance against prior period results.  Comparable store sales are defined as sales generated by stores that have been open or closed for more than 12 months on a yearly basis. The reconciliation between revenue (an IFRS measure) and comparable store sales is provided below:




 

($ in thousands)

 

Mar 31, 2015

 

Mar 31, 2014

 

Revenue

Adjustments for stores not in both fiscal periods1

 

423,037

-

 

426,009

(3,395)

Comparable store sales

423,037

422,614

1   For the three month period ended March 31, 2014, there are ten locations excluded from the adjustments for stores not in both periods.

 

Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Leon's Furniture Limited

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(UNAUDITED)




 

($ in thousands)

As at March 31

2015

As at December 31

2014




ASSETS



Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

Restricted marketable securities 

Available-for-sale financial assets

Trade receivables 

Inventories [note 6]

Deferred acquisition costs 

Deferred financing costs

 

-

19,046

24,760

86,181

266,934

5,066

810

 

17,941

18,310

22,358

112,171

266,628

4,957

923

Total current assets

Other assets

Deferred acquisition costs

Property, plant and equipment [note 7]

Investment properties [note 8]

Intangible assets [note 9]

Goodwill 

Deferred income tax assets 

402,797

9,657

11,839

329,050

21,974

321,878

418,079

9,904

443,288

6,192

11,093

334,052

21,992

321,302

418,079

7,478

Total assets

1,525,178

1,563,476




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities

Bank overdraft 

Trade and other payables 

Provisions 

Income taxes payable

Customers' deposits

Finance lease liability

Dividends payable

Deferred warranty plan revenue

Loans and borrowings [note 11]

 

26,018

186,324

3,824

6,199

80,521

2,002

7,113

50,986

30,000

 

-

197,044

4,576

34,773

97,705

2,002

7,105

51,111

30,000

Total current liabilities

Loans and borrowings [note 11]

Convertible debentures [note 11]

Finance lease liability 

Deferred warranty plan revenue  

Redeemable share liability [note 10]

Deferred rent liabilities and lease inducements

Deferred income tax liabilities 

392,987

280,903

91,980

13,338

90,722

879

7,265

100,341

424,316

285,363

91,773

13,849

92,254

401

6,794

99,621

Total liabilities

978,415

1,014,371




Shareholders' equity attributable to the shareholders of the Company



Common shares [note 12]

Equity component of convertible debentures [note 11]

Retained earnings

Accumulated other comprehensive income 

31,844

7,089

507,391

439

31,169

7,089

510,398

449

Total shareholders' equity

546,763

549,105

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

1,525,178

1,563,476

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Leon's Furniture Limited

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)




 

($ in thousands)

Three months ended March 31st


Restated [note 5]

2015

2014

 

Revenue 

Cost of sales [note 6]

 

423,037

244,498

 

426,009

246,530

Gross profit

178,539

179,479

Operating expenses 

General and administrative expenses

Sales and marketing expenses

Occupancy expenses

Other operating expenses

 

73,058

50,685

42,235

2,562

 

71,736

54,070

42,906

4,307

Total operating expenses

168,540

173,019

Operating profit

Finance costs 

Finance income

9,999

(4,799)

445

6,460

(5,620)

452

Net income before income tax

Income tax expense (recovery) [note 13]

5,645

1,539

1,292

(44)

Net income for the period

4,106

1,336

 

Earnings per share  [note 14]

Basic

Diluted

 

$                       0.06

$                       0.06

 

$                      0.02

$                      0.02

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Leon's Furniture Limited

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)



 

($ in thousands)

Three months ended March 31

 

2015

 

 Tax effect 

Net of tax

2015


Net income for the period

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

Other comprehensive income to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

4,106

 

-

 

4,106


Unrealized losses on available-for-sale financial assets arising during the period

(14)

(5)

(9)


Reclassification adjustment for net gains (losses) included in profit for the period

(1)

-

(1)


Change in unrealized losses on available-for-sale financial






assets arising during the period

(15)

(5)

(10)

Comprehensive income for the period

4,091

(5)

4,096


Restated [note 5]

 

2014

 

 Tax effect 

Restated [note 5]

Net of tax

2014

 

Net income for the period

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

Other comprehensive income to be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

1,336

 

-

 

1,336


Unrealized gains on available-for-sale financial assets arising during the period

452

98

354


Reclassification adjustment for net gains (losses) included in profit for the period

(62)

(16)

(46)


Change in unrealized gains on available-for-sale financial






assets arising during the period

390

82

308

Comprehensive income for the period

1,726

82

1,644

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Leon's Furniture Limited

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)







($ in thousands)

Equity component
of convertible
debentures

Common shares

Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)

Restated [note 5]
Retained
earnings

Total

 

As at  December 31, 2013

 

7,089

 

27,352

79

 

462,035

 

496,555







Comprehensive income

Net income for the period

Change in unrealized gains on available-for-sale 

financial assets arising during the period

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

-

 

308

 

1,336

 

-

 

1,336

 

308

Total comprehensive income

-

-

308

1,336

1,644

 

Transactions with shareholders

Dividends declared 

Management share purchase plan [note 10]

 

-

-

 

-

728

-

-

 

(7,067)

-

 

(7,067)

728

Total transactions with shareholders

-

728

-

(7,067)

(6,339)







As at March 31, 2014

7,089

28,080

387

456,304

491,860

 

As at December 31, 2014

 

7,089

 

31,169

449

 

510,398

 

549,105







Comprehensive income

Net income for the period

Change in unrealized losses on available-for-sale 

financial assets arising during the period

 

0

0

 

0

0

0

(10)

 

4,106

0

 

4,106

(10)

Total comprehensive income

0

0

(10)

4,106

4,096

 

Transactions with shareholders

Dividends declared 

Management share purchase plan [note 10]

 

0

0

 

0

675

0

0

 

(7,113)

0

 

(7,113)

675

Total transactions with shareholders

0

675

0

(7,113)

(6,438)







As at March 31, 2015

7,089

31,844

439

507,391

546,763

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


Leon's Furniture Limited

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)


 

($ in thousands)

 Three months ended March 31 


 Restated [note 5] 

2015

2014

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Net income for the period

 

4,106

 

1,336

Add (deduct) items not involving an outlay of cash




Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and investment properties

Amortization of intangible assets

Amortization of deferred warranty plan revenue

Net finance costs

Deferred income taxes

Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment

Gain on sale of available-for-sale financial assets

8,137

1,963

(15,602)

4,354

(1,877)

(29)

22

8,841

1,737

(15,669)

5,168

(1,551)

15

0


1,074

(123)

Net change in non-cash working capital balances related




to operations [note 16]

Cash received on warranty plan sales

(36,246)

13,945

(14,408)

14,394

Cash used in operating activities

(21,227)

(137)

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Purchase of property, plant and equipment and investment properties [notes 7 & 8]

Purchase of intangible assets [note 9]

Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment

Purchase of available-for-sale financial assets

Proceeds on sale of available-for-sale financial assets

Interest received

 

(3,125)

(2,539)

36

(4,009)

833

367

 

(2,291)

(316)

26

(2,272)

1,888

360

Cash used in investing activities

(8,437)

(2,605)

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Repayment of finance leases

Dividends paid [note 12]

Repayment of employee loans-redeemable shares[note 10]

Repayment of term loan[note 11]

Interest paid

 

(495)

(7,105)

1,153

(5,000)

(2,848)

 

(884)

(7,063)

1,267

0

(6,454)

Cash used in financing activities

(14,295)

(13,134)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents




during the period

(43,959)

(15,876)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

17,941

5,832

Bank overdraft, end of period

(26,018)

(10,044)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Notes to the Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Leon's Furniture Limited

Amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars except shares outstanding and earnings per share

For the three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

1. REPORTING ENTITY

Leon's Furniture Limited ("Leon's" or the "Company") was incorporated by Articles of Incorporation under the Business Corporations Act on February 28, 1969. Leon's is a retailer of home furnishings, mattresses, appliances and electronics across Canada.  Leon's is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX – LNF, LNF.DB) and is incorporated and domiciled in Canada. The address of the Company's head office and registered office is 45 Gordon Mackay Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9N 3X3.

On November 11, 2012, the Company announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") that provided for the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding common shares and common share purchase warrants of The Brick Ltd. ("The Brick" or "Brick division") by the Company by way of a plan of arrangement for $5.40 per outstanding common share and $4.40 per outstanding common share purchase warrant.  On March 28, 2013, the Company acquired 100% of the common shares and warrants of The Brick [note 5].  The operations of The Brick are included in the Company's results from operations and financial position commencing March 28, 2013. 

The Company's business is seasonal in nature. Retail sales are traditionally higher in the third and fourth quarters.

2. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company are prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting. Accordingly, certain information and note disclosure normally included in the annual financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"), have been omitted or condensed. The financial statements of the Company include the financial results of Leon's Furniture Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

These interim condensed consolidated financial statements were approved and authorized for issuance by the Board of Directors on May 14, 2015.

3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Except for the adoption of the new, revised or amended accounting standards noted below, these interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared using the same accounting policies and methods of computation as the annual consolidated financial statements of Leon's for the year ended December 31, 2014. The disclosure contained in these interim condensed consolidated financial statements does not include all requirements in IAS 1, Presentation of Financial Statements. Accordingly, the interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Segment reporting

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision maker. The chief operating decision maker, who is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the operating segments, has been identified as the Chief Executive Officer. The Company operates in one geographical segment (Canada) and one industry (sale of home furnishings, appliances and electronics). Accordingly, no segment information has been provided in these interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

Accounting standards and amendments issued but not yet adopted

In July 2014, the IASB issued the final amendments to IFRS 9, Financial Instruments ("IFRS 9"), which provides guidance on the classification and measurement of financial assets and liabilities, impairment of financial assets, and general hedge accounting.  The classification and measurement portion of the standard determines how financial assets and financial liabilities are accounted for in financial statements and, in particular, how they are measured on an ongoing basis.  The amended IFRS 9 introduced a new, expected-loss impairment model that will require more timely recognition of expected credit losses.  In addition, the amended IFRS 9 includes a substantially-reformed model for hedge accounting, with enhanced disclosures about risk management activity.  The new standard is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018, with earlier adoption permitted.  The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of adopting these amendments on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("IFRS 15"), was issued in May 2014, which will replace IAS 11, Construction Contracts, IAS 18, Revenue Recognition, IFRIC 13, Customer Loyalty Programmes, IFRIC 15, Agreements for the Construction of Real Estate, IFRIC 18, Transfers of Assets from Customers, and SIC-31, Revenue – Barter Transactions Involving Advertising Services.  IFRS 15 provides a single, principles based five-step model that will apply to all contracts with customers with limited exceptions, including, but not limited to, leases within the scope of IAS 17, Leases; financial instruments and other contractual rights or obligations within the scope of IFRS 9, IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements and IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements ("IFRS 11").  In addition to the five-step model, the standard specifies how to account for the incremental costs of obtaining a contract and the costs directly related to fulfilling a contract.  The incremental costs of obtaining a contract must be recognized as an asset if the entity expects to recover these costs.  The standard's requirements will also apply to the recognition and measurement of gains and losses on the sale of some nonfinancial assets that are not an output of the entity's ordinary activities.  IFRS 15 is required for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2017.   At their April meeting, the IASB recommended deferral of the effective date to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.  The IASB will be issuing a narrow-scope exposure draft with a shortened comment period to facilitate finalising the IASB's discussions on this matter at the July 2015 Board Meeting.  As such, the final decision on deferral is expected to be effected in July 2015. Earlier adoption is permitted.  The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of IFRS 15 on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the IASB issued amendments to IFRS 11 to address the accounting for acquisitions of interests in joint operations.  The amendments address how a joint operator should account for the acquisition of an interest in a joint operation in which the activity of the joint operation constitutes a business.  IFRS 11, as amended, now requires that such transactions shall be accounted for using the principles related to business combinations accounting as outlined in IFRS 3, Business Combinations.  The amendments are to be applied prospectively and are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2016, with earlier application permitted.  The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of adopting this amendment may have on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the IASB issued amendments to IAS 16, Property, Plant and Equipment ("IAS 16") and IAS 38, Intangible Assets ("IAS 38") to clarify acceptable methods of depreciation and amortization.  The amended IAS 16 eliminates the use of a revenue-based depreciation method for items of property, plant and equipment.  Similarly, amendments to IAS 38 eliminate the use of a revenue-based amortization model for intangible assets except in certain specific circumstances.  The amendments are to be applied prospectively and are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2016, with earlier application permitted.  The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of adopting these amendments on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In September 2014, the IASB issued amendments to IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements ("IFRS 10") and IAS 28, Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures ("IAS 28") to address an acknowledged inconsistency between the requirements in IFRS 10 and those in IAS 28, in dealing with the sale or contribution of assets between an investor and its associate or joint venture. The main consequence of the amendments is that a full gain or loss is recognised when a transaction involves a business (whether it is housed in a subsidiary or not). A partial gain or loss is recognised when a transaction involves assets that do not constitute a business, even if the assets are housed in a subsidiary. The amendments are to be applied prospectively and are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2016, with earlier application permitted. The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of adopting this amendment on the Company's consolidated financial statements. 

Adoption of new, revised or amended accounting standards

The Company has adopted the amended International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") pronouncement listed below as at January 1, 2015, in accordance with the transitional provisions outlined in the respective standard.

Operating Segments

The Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2010-2012 included amendments to IFRS 8, Operating Segments.  This standard has been amended to require (1) disclosure of judgements made by a company's management in aggregating segments, and (ii) a reconciliation of segment assets to the entity's assets when a measure of segment is are reported to the Chief Operating Decision Maker.  These amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after July 1, 2014.  As at January 1, 2015, the Corporation adopted this pronouncement and there was no impact on the condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

4. CAPITAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The Company's objectives when managing capital are to:

  • ensure sufficient liquidity to support its financial obligations and execute its operating and strategic plans; and
  • utilize working capital to negotiate favourable supplier agreements both in respect of early payment discounts and overall payment terms.

The capital structure includes finance lease liabilities, convertible debentures, term credit facility and borrowing capacity available under the revolving credit facilities (Note 11). 

Under the Senior Secured Credit Agreement, the financial and non-financial covenants are reviewed on an ongoing basis by management to monitor compliance with the agreement.  The Company was in compliance with these covenants as at March 31, 2015.

The Board of Directors reviews and approves any material transactions out of the ordinary course of business, including proposals on acquisitions or other major investments or divestitures, as well as capital and operating budgets. Based on the Company's borrowing capacity available and expected cash flow from operating activities, management believes that the Company has sufficient funds available to meet its liquidity requirements at any point in time. However, if cash from operating activities is lower than expected or capital costs for projects exceed current estimates, or if the Company incurs major unanticipated expenses, it may be required to seek additional capital.

The Company is not subject to any externally imposed capital requirements, other than with respect to its insurance subsidiaries.

5. RESTATEMENT OF PREVIOUSLY REPORTED FINANCIAL RESULTS

Subsequent to the finalization of the purchase price allocation for the March 28, 2013 acquisition of the Brick as previously disclosed in the Company's interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2014, management discovered that certain of the values allocated to property, plant and equipment, intangible assets and finance lease liabilities were incorrect.

Refer to the annual consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014 for more information.

Summary of restatement

The following table summarizes the impact of the restatement of the purchase price allocation as of March 28, 2013 on the interim consolidated statement of income for the 3 month period ended March 31, 2014.

Interim consolidated income statement for the 3 months ended March 31, 2014


Originally
reported

Adjustments

As restated

Net income for the period

818

518

1,336





Earnings per share




Basic

$0.01

$0.01

$0.02

Diluted

$0.01

$0.01

$0.02





6. INVENTORIES

The amount of inventory recognized as an expense for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 was $238,163 (period ended March 31, 2014 - $239,200), which is presented within cost of sales on the interim consolidated statements of income.

During the three month period ended March 31, 2015, there was $319 in inventory writedowns (three month period ended March 31, 2014 - $622). As at March 31, 2015, the inventory markdown provision totalled $10,158 (as at December 31, 2014 - $9,839).

7. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT












Land

Buildings

Equipment

Vehicles

Building
Improvements

Leased
Property

Leased
Equipment

Total

As at March 31, 2015:

Opening net book

value 

Additions

Disposals

Depreciation

 

 

84,133

 

 

116,722

55

(1,504)

 

 

41,904

1,285

(3)

(2,050)

 

 

8,379

1,481

(4)

(417)

 

 

70,370

189

(3,520)

 

 

10,647

(283)

 

 

1,897

(231)

 

 

334,052

3,010

(7)

(8,005)

Closing net book value

84,133

115,273

41,136

9,439

67,039

10,364

1,666

329,050

As at March 31, 2015:

Cost

Accumulated

depreciation

 

84,133

 

 

228,507

 

(113,234)

 

96,243

 

(55,107)

 

30,837

 

(21,398)

 

139,968

 

(72,929)

 

12,626

 

(2,262)

 

2,954

 

(1,288)

 

595,268

 

(266,218)

Net book value

84,133

115,273

41,136

9,439

67,039

10,364

1,666

329,050

 











Land

Buildings

Equipment

Vehicles

Building
Improvements

Leased
Property

Leased
Equipment

Total

As at December 31, 2014:

Opening net book

value

Additions

Disposals

Depreciation

 

 

83,987

146

 

 

122,077

662

(6,017)

 

 

41,399

8,612

(63)

(8,044)

 

 

4,288

5,453

(31)

(1,331)

 

 

86,295

1,477

(4)

(17,398)

 

 

11,778

(1,131)

 

 

2,883

(986)

 

 

352,707

16,350

(98)

(34,907)

Closing net book value

84,133

116,722

41,904

8,379

70,370

10,647

1,897

334,052

As at December 31, 2014:

Cost

Accumulated

depreciation

 

84,133

 

 

228,452

 

(111,730)

 

95,026

 

(53,122)

 

29,565

 

(21,186)

 

139,779

 

(69,409)

 

12,626

 

(1,979)

 

2,954

 

(1,057)

 

592,535

 

(258,483)

Net book value

84,133

116,722

41,904

8,379

70,370

10,647

1,897

334,052

Included in the above balances as at March 31, 2015 are assets not being amortized with a net book value of approximately $1,716 [as at December 31, 2014$5,741] being construction in progress.

8. INVESTMENT PROPERTIES







Land

Buildings

Building
Improvements

Total

As at March 31, 2015:

Opening net book value

Additions

Depreciation

 

12,519

 

8,798

(119)

 

675

114

(13)

 

21,992

114

(132)

Closing net book value

12,519

8,679

776

21,974

As at March 31, 2015:

Cost

Accumulated depreciation

 

12,519

 

17,694

(9,015)

 

2,295

(1,519)

 

32,508

(10,534)

Net book value

12,519

8,679

776

21,974

As at December 31, 2014:

Opening net book value

Additions

Depreciation

 

12,519

 

9,273

(475)

 

512

212

(49)

 

22,304

212

(524)

Closing net book value

12,519

8,798

675

21,992

As at December 31, 2014:

Cost

Accumulated depreciation

 

12,519

 

17,694

(8,896)

 

2,181

(1,506)

 

32,394

(10,402)

Net book value

12,519

8,798

675

21,992

The estimated fair value of the investment properties portfolio as at March 31, 2015 was approximately $48,000 [as at December 31, 2014 - $48,000]

9. INTANGIBLE ASSETS









Customer
relationships

Brand name
and
franchise
agreements

Non-compete
agreement

Computer
software

Favourable
lease
agreements

Total








As at March 31, 2015:







Opening net book value

4,156

266,750

125

11,946

38,325

321,302

Additions

2,539

2,539

Amortization

(219)

(62)

(31)

(624)

(1,027)

(1,963)

Closing net book value

3,937

266,688

94

13,861

37,298

321,878








As at March 31, 2015:







Cost

7,000

268,500

1,012

20,902

46,049

343,463

Accumulated amortization

(3,063)

(1,812)

(918)

(7,041)

(8,751)

(21,585)

Net book value

3,937

266,688

94

13,861

37,298

321,878

 

As at December 31, 2014:







Opening net book value

5,031

267,000

251

9,996

42,559

324,837

Additions

3,754

3,754

Amortization

(875)

(250)

(126)

(1,804)

(4,234)

(7,289)

Closing net book value

4,156

266,750

125

11,946

38,325

321,302

 

As at December 31, 2014:







Cost

7,000

268,500

1,012

18,363

46,049

340,924

Accumulated amortization

(2,844)

(1,750)

(887)

(6,417)

(7,724)

(19,622)

Net book value

4,156

266,750

125

11,946

38,325

321,302

Amortization of intangible assets is included within general and administrative expenses on the consolidated statements of income.

The following table presents the details of the Company's indefinite-life intangible assets:





 

As at March 31,
2015

As at December 31,
2014

The Brick brand name (allocated to Brick division)

The Brick franchise agreements (allocated to Brick division)

245,000

21,000

245,000

21,000


266,000

266,000

The Company currently has no plans to change The Brick store banners and expects these assets to generate cash flows over an indefinite future period. Therefore, these intangible assets are considered to have indefinite useful lives for accounting purposes. The Brick franchise agreements have expiry dates with options to renew.  The Company's intention is to renew these agreements at each renewal date indefinitely.  The Company expects the franchise agreements and franchise locations will generate cash flows over an indefinite future period. Therefore, these assets are also considered to have indefinite useful lives.

The following table presents the details of the Company's finite-life intangible assets:





 

As at March 31,
2015

 

As at December 31,
2014

Leon's division customer relationships

Leon's division brand name

Leon's division non-compete agreement

Brick division customer relationships

Brick division favourable lease agreements

Computer software

187

688

94

3,750

37,298

13,861

250

750

125

3,906

38,325

11,946


55,878

55,302

The Company has assessed that these finite-life intangible assets have limited life terms.

10. REDEEMABLE SHARE LIABILITY





As at

March 31,

2015

As at

December 31,
2014




Authorized



806,000 convertible, non-voting, series 2005 shares



1,224,000 convertible, non-voting, series 2009 shares



306,500 convertible, non-voting, series 2012 shares



1,485,000 convertible, non-voting, series 2013 shares



740,000 convertible, non-voting, series 2014 shares






Issued and fully paid

208,777 series 2005 shares [December 31, 2014 – 251,080]

683,851 series 2009 shares [December 31, 2014 – 715,000]

243,136 series 2012 shares [December 31, 2014 – 247,896]

1,406,772 series 2013 shares [December 31, 2014 – 1,406,772]

740,000 series 2014 shares [December 31, 2014 – 740,000]

Less employee share purchase loans

1,972

6,052

3,017

16,024

11,137

(37,323)

 

2,371

6,328

3,076

16,024

11,137

(38,535)


879

401

Under the terms of the Plan, the Company advanced non-interest bearing loans to certain of its employees in 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 to allow them to acquire convertible, non-voting series 2005 shares, series 2009 shares, series 2012 shares, series 2013  and series 2014 shares, respectively, of the Company. These loans are repayable through the application against the loans of any dividends on the shares with any remaining balance repayable on the date the shares are converted to common shares. Each issued and fully paid for series 2005, series 2009 and series 2012 share may be converted into one common share at any time after the fifth anniversary date of the issue of these shares and prior to the tenth anniversary of such issue. Each issued and fully paid for series 2013 and 2014 series share may be converted into one common share at any time after the third anniversary date of the issue of these shares and prior to the tenth anniversary of such issue. The series 2005, series 2009, series 2012, series 2013 and 2014 series shares are redeemable at the option of the holder for a period of one business day following the date of issue of such shares. The Company has the option to redeem the series 2005, series 2009 and series 2012 shares at any time after the fifth anniversary date of the issue of these shares and must redeem them prior to the tenth anniversary of such issue. The Company has the option to redeem the series 2013 and 2014 series shares at any time after the third anniversary date of the issue of these shares and must redeem them prior to the tenth anniversary of such issue. The redemption price is equal to the original issue price of the shares adjusted for subsequent subdivisions of shares plus accrued and unpaid dividends. The purchase prices of the shares are $9.44 per series 2005 share, $8.85 per series 2009 share, $12.41 per series 2012 share, $11.39 per series 2013 share and $15.05 per series 2014 share. Dividends paid to holders of series 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2013 shares of approximately $676 [2014 - $624] have been used to reduce the respective shareholder loans. The preferred dividends are paid once a year during the first quarter.

During the three month period ended March 31, 2015, 42,303 series 2005 shares and 31,149 series 2009 shares [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – 77,094 series 2005 shares] were converted into common shares with a stated value of approximately $399 and $276 respectively [three month period ended March 31, 2014 - $728].

During the three month period ended March 31, 2015, the Company cancelled Nil series 2009 shares [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – 6,722], 4,760 series 2012 shares [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – Nil] and Nil series 2013 shares [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – 3,930] in the amount of $Nil, $59 and $Nil, respectively [three month period ended March 31, 2014$59, $Nil and $45].

Employee share purchase loans have been netted against the redeemable share liability, as the Company has the legally enforceable right of set-off and the positive intent to settle on a net basis.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued 740,000 series 2014 shares for proceeds of $11,137. In addition, the Company advanced non-interest bearing loans in the amount of $11,137 to certain of its employees to acquire these shares. 

11. LOANS AND BORROWINGS

Convertible debentures

On March 28, 2013 ("Issuance Date"), the Company closed an offering in which the shareholders of The Brick purchased $100,000 principal amount of 3% convertible unsecured debentures due on March 28, 2023 ("Maturity Date"). Interest is due semi-annually in arrears on June 30 and December 31 in each year. The convertible debentures are convertible, at the option of the holder, at any time during the period between the ninetieth day prior to the fourth anniversary of the Issuance Date and the third business day prior to the Maturity Date in whole or in multiples of one thousand dollars, into fully paid common shares of the Company at the conversion rate of 79.12707 common shares per one thousand dollars principal amount of debentures subject to certain adjustments. The Company has the right to settle the convertible debentures in cash or shares during any time subsequent to the fourth anniversary of the Issuance Date and on the Maturity Date. There are additional conversion options available to debenture holders in the event of an increase in the Company's dividend rate or in the event of a change in control of the Company.  The convertible debentures are unsecured obligations of the Company and are subordinated in right of payment to all of the Company's senior indebtedness.

The Company will accrete the carrying value of the convertible debentures to their contractual face value of $100,000 through a charge to net income over their term. This charge will be included in finance costs.

Carrying value of convertible debentures as at December 31, 2014

91,773

Accretion expense for the period ended March 31, 2015

207

Carrying value of convertible debentures as at March 31, 2015

91,980

The effective interest rate for the convertible debentures is 4.3% and includes accretion expense and semi-annual coupon payments.

Brick debentures

On March 11, 2013, in accordance with the terms of the Arrangement Agreement to acquire all the common shares and warrants of The Brick, The Brick issued a tender offer to all debenture holders to redeem their Debentures for a price of one hundred and ten dollars per one hundred dollars of principal value plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Brick received valid tenders for $17,833 aggregate principal amount of Debentures pursuant to the March 11, 2013 offer, which expired on April 11, 2013. Payment for the Debentures tendered in the amount of $20,191 comprised of $19,616 in respect of principal and the 10% premium on principal, and $575 in respect of accrued interest. The remaining principal amount of Debentures outstanding subsequent to the April 11, 2013 repurchase is $15,000 and bear interest at a fixed rate of 12% per annum payable in cash semi-annually in arrears on June 30 and December 31.

The Debentures matured on May 30, 2014.  Payment for the Debentures totalled $15,740 comprised of $15,000 in respect of principal and $740 in respect of accrued interest.

Bank indebtedness

On January 31, 2013, a Senior Secured Credit Agreement was obtained to fund the acquisition of The Brick. The Senior Secured Credit Agreement includes a credit facility, with a syndicate of banks, with a term credit facility limit of $400,000 and revolving credit facility limit of $100,000. Under the terms of the Senior Secured Credit Agreement amounts borrowed must be repaid in full by March 28, 2017. Bank indebtedness bears interest based on Canadian prime, Bankers' Acceptance and LIBOR ("London Interbank Offered Rate") rates plus an applicable standby fee on undrawn amounts. Transaction costs in the amount of $5,193 have been deferred and are being amortized. The Company has the ability to choose the type of advance required. Interest is based on the market rate plus an applicable margin. Currently, the Company has entered into a 30-day Bankers' Acceptance with a cost of borrowing of 3.29% that was renewed on March 31, 2015. The term credit facility is repayable in quarterly amounts ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. The Company can prepay without penalty amounts outstanding under the facilities at any time. The agreement includes a general security agreement which constitutes a lien on all personal property of the Company. In addition to this, there are financial covenants related to the credit facility.

As at March 31, 2015 the Company is in full compliance of these financial and non-financial covenants.

12. COMMON SHARES





As at March
31, 2015

As at December 31,
2014




Authorized - Unlimited common shares



 

Issued

71,130,337 common shares [2014 – 71,056,885]

31,844

 

31,169

During the three month period ended March 31, 2015, 42,303 series 2005 shares and 31,149 series 2009 shares [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – 77,094 series 2005 shares] were converted into common shares with a stated value of approximately $399 and $276 respectively [three month period ended March 31, 2014 - $728].

The dividends paid for the three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014 were $7,105 [$0.10 per share] and $7,063 [$0.10 per share] respectively.

13. INCOME TAX EXPENSE





Three month period ended
March 31, 2015

Three month period ended
March 31, 2014

Current income tax expense

Deferred income tax expense (recovery)

1,496

43

342

(386)


1,539

(44)

Income tax expense is recognized based on management's best estimate of the weighted average annual income tax rate expected for the full financial year. The estimated average annual rates used for the three month periods ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014 was 26.5%.

14. EARNINGS PER SHARE

Earnings per share are calculated using the weighted average number of shares outstanding. The weighted average number of shares used in the basic earnings per share calculations amounted to 71,099,717 for the three month period ended March 31, 2015 [three month period ended March 31, 2014 – 70,660,120]. The following table reconciles the profit for the period and the number of shares for the basic and diluted earnings per share calculations:





Three month period ended
March 31, 2015

Three month period ended
March 31, 2014

Profit for the period for basic earnings per share

Profit for the period for diluted earnings per share

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Dilutive effect

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic earnings per share

Diluted earnings per share

4,106

4,809

71,099,717

11,227,291

82,327,008

$0.06

$0.06

1,336

2,034

70,660,120

11,016,884

81,677,005

$0.02

$0.02

15. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Classification of financial instruments and fair value

The classification of the Company's financial instruments, as well as their carrying amounts and fair values, are disclosed in the tables below.

March 31, 2015:


Measurement

Total Carrying Amount

Fair Value

Fair Value Hierarchy

Loans and receivables






Trade receivables

Amortized cost

86,181

86,181

Level 2

Available-for-sale






Restricted marketable securities

Fair value

19,046

19,046

Level 1


Available-for-sale financial assets

Fair value

24,760

24,760

Level 1


Investment properties

Amortized cost

21,974

48,000

Level 3

Derivative instruments






Other assets

Fair value

2,056

2,056

Level 2

Other financial liabilities






Bank overdraft

Fair value

26,018

26,018

Level 1


Trade and other payables

Amortized cost

186,324

186,324

Level 2


Provisions

Amortized cost

3,824

3,824

Level 2


Finance lease liabilities

Amortized cost

15,340

15,340

Level 2


Loans and borrowings

Amortized cost

310,903

310,903

Level 2


Convertible debentures

Amortized cost

91,980

150,000

Level 2


Redeemable share liability

Amortized cost

879

879

Level 2

December 31, 2014:


Measurement

Total Carrying Amount

Fair Value

Fair Value Hierarchy

Loans and receivables






Cash and cash equivalents

Fair value

17,941

17,941

Level 1


Trade receivables

Amortized cost

112,171

112,171

Level 2

Available-for-sale






Restricted marketable securities

Fair value

18,310

18,310

Level 1


Available-for-sale financial assets

Fair value

22,358

22,358

Level 1


Investment properties

Amortized cost

21,992

48,000

Level 3

Derivative instruments






Other assets

Fair value

171

171

Level 2

Other financial liabilities






Trade and other payables

Amortized cost

197,044

197,044

Level 2


Provisions

Amortized cost

4,576

4,576

Level 2


Finance lease liabilities

Amortized cost

15,851

15,851

Level 2


Loans and borrowings

Amortized cost

315,363

315,363

Level 2


Convertible debentures

Amortized cost

91,773

138,000

Level 2


Redeemable share liability

Amortized cost

401

401

Level 2

The fair value hierarchy of financial instruments measured at fair value, as at March 31, 2015 includes financial assets of $43,806, $88,237 and $48,000 for Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively, and financial liabilities of $26,018, $667,270 and $Nil for Levels 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

The carrying amounts of the Company's trade receivables, trade and other payables and debentures approximate their fair values due to their short-term nature.

The carrying amounts of the Company's finance lease liabilities approximate their fair values because the interest rate applied to measure their carrying amount approximates current market interest rates.

The carrying amounts of the Company's loans and borrowings approximate their fair values since they bear interest at rates comparable to market rates at the end of the reporting period.

The fair values of available-for-sale financial assets and restricted marketable securities that are traded in active markets are determined by reference to their quoted closing price or dealer price quotations at the reporting date.  For financial instruments that are not traded in active markets, the Company determines fair values using a combination of discounted cash flow models and comparison to similar instruments for which market observable prices exist.

As at March 31, 2015, the fair value of the convertible debentures was determined using their closing quoted market price (not in thousands of dollars) of $150.00 per $100.00 of face value [2014 – $138.00 per $100.00 of face value].  For the convertible debentures at March 31, 2015, fair value is calculated based on the face value of the convertible debentures of $100,000

The fair values of derivative assets and liabilities are estimated using industry standard valuation models.  Where applicable, these models project future cash flows and discount the future amounts to a present value using market based observable inputs including interest rate curves, foreign exchange rates and forward and spot prices for currencies. 

The Company maintains a notional $100,000 [2014 – $100,000] in interest rate swaps that mature by the fourth quarter of 2019 on which it pays a fixed rate of 1.895% and currently receives 1 month BA rate.  The Company also maintains other financial derivatives which comprise of foreign exchange forwards, with maturities that do not exceed past the first quarter of 2017.  At March 31, 2015, a $2,056 [2014 – $171] unrealized receivable was recorded in other assets.

Fair values of financial instruments reflect the credit risk of the Company and counterparties when appropriate.

Fair value hierarchy

The Company uses a fair value hierarchy to categorize the inputs used to measure the fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities, the levels of which are as follows:

Level 1:


Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2:


Inputs other than quoted prices included within level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (that is, as prices) or indirectly (that is, derived from prices).

Level 3:


Inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (that is, unobservable inputs).

16. INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

[a]   The net change in non-cash working capital balances related to operations consists of the following:





Three month period ended
March 31, 2015

Three month period ended
March 31, 2014

Trade receivables

25,990

22,975

Inventories

(306)

15,769

Other assets

(3,465)

(2,937)

Trade and other payables

(11,748)

(36,278)

Income taxes payable

(28,397)

(2,633)

Customers' deposits

(17,184)

(11,113)

Provisions

(752)

549

Deferred acquisition costs

(855)

(1,532)

Deferred rent liabilities and lease inducements

471

792


(36,246)

(14,408)

[b]   Supplemental cash flow information:





Three month period ended
March 31, 2015

Three month period ended
March 31, 2014

Income taxes paid

31,817

4,138

17. COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

The comparative Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been reclassified from statements previously presented to conform to the presentation of the first quarter 2015 Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

SOURCE Leon's Furniture Limited



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