407 International Reports 2014 Results

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - 407 International Inc. (the "Company") announced today revenues of $887.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to $801.2 million for the same period of 2013.  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"1) totalled $735.7 million for 2014 as compared with $664.8 million for the same period of 2013.  The Company reported net income of $222.9 million for 2014, compared with net income of $248.7 million for the same period of 2013.

The Board of Directors declared an eligible dividend of $0.242 per common share, payable on or about February 12, 2015 to shareholders of record on February 12, 2015.

2014 was a record year for both the number of trips made and the total number of kilometres driven on the highway.  Drivers continue to increase their use of the toll road, and the total number of transponders in circulation has reached a new record high.  In response to record high traffic (from 72 million trips in 1999 to over 118 million trips in 2014), 407 ETR continues to add new lanes to meet traffic demand and provides a fast, safe and reliable trip for drivers while helping to reduce traffic on other GTA roads and highways.

407 International Inc. is owned by Cintra Infraestructuras Internacional, S.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%), by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 40%), and by SNC-Lavalin (16.77%).

News releases are available at www.407etr.com.

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1 EBITDA is not a recognized measure under International Financial Reporting Standards and investors are cautioned that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to net income or cash from operating activities as an indicator of the Company's performance or cash flows.  The Company's method of calculating EBITDA may differ from other companies' methods, and may not be comparable to measures used by other companies. EBITDA less depreciation and amortization, interest and other expenses and deferred income tax expense, results in net income.

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Unaudited





Three-month period


Year ended





ended December 31


December 31





2014


2013


2014


2013
















Selected Financial Information (in millions)














Revenues



$

228.1


$

204.5


$

887.6


$

801.2

















Operating expenses




49.2



45.0



151.9



136.4


Depreciation and amortization




27.3



16.4



78.4



62.6


Interest and other expenses




68.3



73.4



354.6



264.7


Income before tax




83.3



69.7



302.7



337.5


Deferred income tax expense




22.0



18.4



79.8



88.8


Net income



$

61.3


$

51.3


$

222.9


$

248.7





























































Traffic















Total trips (in thousands)




30,220



29,224



118,165



114,858


Average revenue per trip




$7.35



$6.97



$7.44



$6.96


Average workday number of trips




397,807



387,121



391,523



381,266


Total vehicle kilometres (in thousands)



616,028



595,936



2,436,888



2,356,343


Number of transponders in circulation














at December 31



1,202,393



1,157,830



1,202,393



1,157,830

SOURCE 407 International Inc.

For further information: Investors: Louis-M. St-Maurice, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: 905-265-4070; Media: Kevin Sack, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Government Relations, Tel: 905-264-5374


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