Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation - 2014 Results of Operations

TORONTO, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation ("LIORC") (TSX: LIF) announced the results of its operations for the year ended December 31, 2014.

To the Holders of Common Shares of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation 

Financial Performance

The Shareholders' adjusted cash flow (see Management's Discussion & Analysis for definition and calculation) for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $113.6 million or $1.77 per share as compared to $115.4 million or $1.80 per share for 2013. 

IOC's 2014 iron ore sales totaled 14.3 million tonnes compared to 14.8 million tonnes in 2013. Royalty revenue decreased to $115.7 million as compared to $137.6 million in 2013. The lower royalty revenue was mainly the result of the sharp decline in the US$ price of iron ore, which started in the summer and by year end had declined almost 50% to levels not seen in over five years. This was partially offset by the lower value of the Canadian dollar against its US counterpart. LIORC had expected that with the completion of IOC's expansion program, 2014 production would be materially greater than 2013 and therefore sales and LIORC's royalty would be also increased. Unusually harsh weather conditions that lasted well into the second quarter resulted in frozen material and unplanned equipment downtime. A railway derailment in November which shut down the railway for a two week period had only a minor effect on production but did cause some sales to be delayed until 2015.

The Shareholders' consolidated net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $104.1 million or $1.63 per share compared to $148.8 million or $2.33 per share in 2013.  Equity earnings from IOC amounted to $40.6 million compared to $82.3 million in 2013. 

IOC Developments

The expansion program to increase IOC's capacity to 23.3 million tonnes of concentrate was completed during the year. This figure is the amount that could be produced if the mine and concentrator operated at maximum efficiency 365 days a year. There are a number of factors that reduce capacity including maintenance shutdowns, winter and other severe weather conditions, operating problems etc. IOC is currently undertaking a major review to reduce the impact of winter operations and to minimize operating problems. IOC had previously idled one of the lines in its pellet plant reducing pellet capacity to 10 million tonnes, currently this line is being refurbished and is expected to be finished by mid-year, returning capacity to 12-13(1) million tonnes. It should be noted that it takes about 1.07 tonnes of concentrate to produce a tonne of pellets. We expect that with average winter weather conditions, concentrate production of approximately 20 million tonnes will occur in 2016, with pellet production of approximately 12.5 million tonnes.

(1) Actual capacity is dependent of pellet product mix.

 

Outlook

With IOC's expansion program now complete and the pellet plant capacity expected to be returned to 12-13 million tonnes by mid-year, IOC will be in a position to increase sales. All areas of operations are being examined to create efficiencies and reduce costs. The outlook for iron ore prices is currently a major question mark and thus cost reductions to remain a low cost producer are of utmost importance. With the premium for pellets remaining at the high end of its trading range, the increased volume of pellet production will help offset the low price for iron ore concentrate, as will the $CDN/$US exchange rate, which is currently more than 10% lower than the 2014 average rate.  Unless a significant recovery in iron ore prices occurs, we anticipate LIORC's royalty revenue will be lower than in 2014 but should still be satisfactory.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Shareholders for their interest and loyalty and my fellow Directors for their wisdom and support.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Directors of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation,

Bruce C. Bone
President and Chief Executive Officer
March 5, 2015

Corporate Structure

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation ("LIORC" or the "Corporation") is a Canadian corporation resulting from the conversion of the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund (the "Fund") under an Arrangement effective on July 1, 2010. LIORC is also the successor by amalgamation under the Arrangement of Labrador Mining Company Limited, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fund. Under the Arrangement, the Fund distributed $248 million of subordinated notes to its unitholders and the unitholders exchanged their units of the Fund for common shares of LIORC. Effective October 3, 2012, the $248 million subordinated notes outstanding were exchanged for additional common shares and the common shares were consolidated, with the result that each holder of common shares ("Shareholder") ended up holding the same number of common shares as before the transactions, and LIORC had 64 million common shares outstanding.

LIORC, directly and through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hollinger-Hanna Limited ("Hollinger-Hanna"), holds a 15.10% equity interest in Iron Ore Company of Canada ("IOC") and receives a 7% gross overriding royalty and a 10 cent per tonne commission on all iron ore products produced, sold and shipped by IOC.  Generally, LIORC pays cash dividends from its net income to the maximum extent possible, subject to the maintenance of appropriate levels of working capital. The common shareholders receive quarterly dividends on the common shares on the 25th day of the month following the end of each quarter.

Ten Directors are responsible for the governance of the Corporation and also serve as directors of Hollinger-Hanna. The Directors, in addition to managing the affairs of the Corporation and Hollinger-Hanna, oversee the Corporation's interests in IOC. Two of the ten Directors sit on the board of IOC and the seven independent Directors serve as members of the Audit, Nominating and Compensation Committees. Scotia Managed Companies Administration Inc., pursuant to an administration agreement, acts as the administrator of the Corporation and Hollinger-Hanna.

Taxation

The Corporation is a taxable corporation. Dividend income received from IOC and Hollinger-Hanna is received tax free while royalty income is subject to income tax and Newfoundland royalty tax. Expenses of the Corporation include administrative expenses. Hollinger-Hanna is a taxable corporation.

Income Taxes

Dividends to a shareholder that are paid within a particular year are to be included in the calculation of the shareholder's taxable income for that year. All dividends paid in 2014 were "eligible dividends" under the Income Tax Act.

Review of Operations

Iron Ore Company of Canada
The income of the Corporation is entirely dependent on IOC as the only assets of the Corporation and its subsidiary are related to IOC and its operations. IOC is one of Canada's largest iron ore producer, operating a mine, concentrator and pellet plant at Labrador City, Newfoundland, and is among the top five producers of iron ore pellets in the world.  It has been producing and processing iron ore concentrate and pellets since 1954.  IOC is strategically situated to serve the markets of the Great Lakes and the balance of the world from its year-round port facilities at Sept-Îles, Quebec.

IOC has ore reserves sufficient for approximately 29 years at current production rates with additional resources of a greater magnitude.  It currently has the nominal capacity to extract around 55 million tonnes of crude ore annually. The crude ore is processed into iron ore concentrate and then either sold or converted into many different qualities of iron ore pellets to meet its customers' needs.  The iron ore concentrate and pellets are transported to IOC's port facilities at Sept-Îles, Quebec via its wholly-owned Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, a 418 kilometer rail line which links the mine and the port.  From there, the products are shipped to markets throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

IOC's 2014 sales totaled 14.3 million tonnes comprised of 6.1 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate and 8.2 million tonnes of iron ore pellets. Production in 2014 was 8.7 million tonnes of pellets and 6.0 million tonnes of concentrate. Production in 2014 was severely affected by the polar vortex with temperatures remaining below -30 degrees centigrade (-22 fahrenheit) for 30 consecutive days. As a result of frozen stock piles, it was mid-summer before operations returned to normal. IOC generated ore sales revenues (excluding third party ore sales) of $1,595 million in 2014 (2013 - $1,952 million). IOC sales traditionally have been approximately 35% in Europe, 35% in North America and 25% in Asia with minor amounts to other areas.

Selected IOC Financial Information


2014

2013

2012

2011

2010




($ in thousands) 



Operating Revenues

1,794,380

2,193,836

1,963,444

2,443,195

2,521,935

Cash flow from operating activities

454,597

780,976

505,319

946,240

911,637

Net income1

273,282

549,010

393,437

826,677

863,226

Capital expenditures

187,042

275,445

757,323

647,209

237,977















1

 Net income includes unrealized foreign exchange gains before tax on U.S. debt translation of $25,361 in 2014, $18,248 in 2013, $1,143 in 2012, $4,122 in 2011, and $10,033 in 2010. All are presented in accordance with IFRS.

 

IOC Royalty

The Corporation holds certain leases and licenses covering approximately 18,200 hectares of land near Labrador City. IOC has leased certain portions of these lands from which it currently mines iron ore. In return, IOC pays the Corporation a 7% gross overriding royalty on all sales of iron ore products produced from these lands. A 20% tax on the royalty is payable to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. For the five years prior to 2014, the average royalty net of the 20% tax had been $105.5 million per year and in 2014 the net royalty was $92.5 million (2013 - $110.1 million). 

Because the royalty is "off-the-top", it is not dependent on the profitability of IOC. However, it is affected by changes in sales volumes, iron ore prices and, because iron ore prices are denominated in US dollars, the United States - Canadian dollar exchange rate.

IOC Equity

In addition to the royalty interest, the Corporation directly and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hollinger-Hanna, owns a 15.10% equity interest in IOC.  The other shareholders of IOC are Rio Tinto Limited with 58.72% and Mitsubishi Corporation with 26.18%.  

IOC Commissions

Hollinger-Hanna has the right to receive a payment of 10 cents per tonne on the products produced and sold by IOC. Pursuant to an agreement, IOC is obligated to make the payment to Hollinger-Hanna so long as Hollinger-Hanna is in existence and solvent.  In 2014, Hollinger-Hanna received a total of $1.4 million in commissions from IOC (2013 - $1.4 million).

Quarterly Dividends

Dividends of $1.650 per share, including special dividends of $0.650 per share, were declared in 2014 (2013 – dividends of $1.875 per share including special dividends of $0.875 per share). These dividends were allocated as follows:







Period

Payment

Dividend

Income

Total

Dividend

Ended

Date

per Share

($ Million)





  Mar. 31, 2014

  Apr. 25, 2014

$0.250

$  16.0

  Special Dividend

  Apr. 25, 2014

0.150

9.6

  Jun.  30, 2014

  Jul. 25, 2014

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend    

  Jul. 25, 2014

0.150

9.6

  Sep. 30, 2014

  Oct. 25, 2014

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend         

  Oct. 25, 2014              

0.250

16.0

  Dec. 31, 2014

  Jan. 25, 2015

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend     

  Jan. 25, 2015            

0.100

6.4









Dividend to Shareholders - 2014

$1.650

$105.6





  Mar. 31, 2013

  Apr. 25, 2013

$         0.250

$16.0

  Special Dividend

  Apr. 25, 2013

0.125

8.0

  Jun.  30, 2013

  Jul. 25, 2013

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend    

  Jul. 25, 2013

0.125

8.0

  Sep. 30, 2013

  Oct. 25, 2013

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend         

  Oct. 25, 2013              

0.125

8.0

  Dec. 31, 2013

  Jan. 25, 2014

0.250

16.0

  Special Dividend     

  Jan. 25, 2014            

0.500

32.0





Dividend to Shareholders - 2013

$ 1.875

$120.0

 

The quarterly dividends are payable to all shareholders of record on the last day of each calendar quarter and are paid on the 25th day of the following month. 


Management's Discussion and Analysis

The following is a discussion of the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation ("LIORC" or the "Corporation") for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.  This discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Corporation and notes thereto for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013.  This information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") and all amounts are shown in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

The Corporation is a Canadian corporation resulting from the conversion of the Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund (the "Fund") under an Arrangement effective on July 1, 2010. LIORC is also the successor by amalgamation under the Arrangement of Labrador Mining Company Limited, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fund. Under the Arrangement, the Fund distributed $248 million of subordinated notes to its unitholders and the unitholders exchanged their units of the Fund for common shares of LIORC. Effective October 3, 2012, the $248 million subordinated notes outstanding were exchanged for additional common shares and the common shares were consolidated, with the result that each holder of common shares ("Shareholder") ended up holding the same number of common shares as before the transactions, and LIORC had 64 million common shares outstanding.

General

The Corporation is dependent on the operations of IOC. IOC's earnings and cash flows are affected by the volume and mix of iron ore products sold and the prices received. Iron ore demand and prices fluctuate and are affected by numerous factors which include demand for steel and steel products, the relative exchange rate of the US dollar, global and regional demand and production, political and economic conditions and production costs in major producing areas.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Corporation had $35.0 million in cash as at December 31, 2014 with total current assets of $60.3 million. The Corporation has a working capital of $32.6 million. The Corporation earned operating cash flows of $113.5 million with the cash balance declining $17.7 million during 2014, as a result of dividends paid.

Cash balances consist of deposits in Canadian dollars with Canadian chartered banks. Accounts receivable primarily consist of royalty payments from IOC. Royalty payments are received in U.S. dollars and converted to Canadian dollars on receipt, usually 25 days after the quarter end. The Company does not normally attempt to hedge this short term foreign currency exposure.

Operating cash flow of the Corporation is sourced entirely from IOC through the Corporation's 7% royalty, 10 cents commission per tonne and dividends from its 15.10% equity interest in IOC. The Corporation intends to pay cash dividends of the net income derived from IOC to the maximum extent possible, subject to the maintenance of appropriate levels of working capital and debt.

The Corporation has a $50 million revolving credit facility with a term ending September 18, 2017 with provision for annual one-year extensions.  No amount is currently drawn under this facility leaving $50.0 million available to provide for any capital required by IOC or requirements of the Corporation.

Operating Results

The following table summarizes the Corporation's 2014 operating results as compared to 2013 results.

Revenue

2014


2013

IOC royalties (net of 20% Newfoundland royalty tax)

$92,546,049


$110,109,340

IOC commissions

1,409,750


1,445,192

Other

390,170


203,191


94,345,969


111,757,723

Expenses




Administrative expenses

2,385,249


3,221,566

Income taxes expense – current

26,455,430


33,143,074


28,840,679


36,364,640

Net Income before undernoted items

65,505,290


75,393,083

Non cash revenue (expense)




Equity earnings in IOC

40,556,772


82,269,765

Deferred income taxes

2,213,000


(5,146,000)

Amortization

(4,143,811)


(3,686,708)


38,625,961


73,437,057





Net income for the year

104,131,251


148,830,140

Other comprehensive (loss) gain

(4,140,000)


9,992,000

Comprehensive income for the year

$99,991,251


$158,822,140

 

A summary of IOC's sales in millions of tonnes is as follows:


 

First
Quarter 
2014

 

Second
Quarter
2014

 

Third
Quarter 
2014


 

Fourth
Quarter 
2014


 

Total
Year 
2014


 

Total
Year
2013











Pellets

1.88

1.93

2.00


2.52


8.33


8.60

Concentrates(1)

0.63

1.91

2.28


1.17


5.99


6.20











Total

2.51

3.84

4.28


3.70


14.32


14.80

(1)       Excludes third party ore sales.

 

IOC's 2014 iron ore sales totaled 14.3 million tonnes compared to 14.8 million tonnes in 2013. Royalty revenue decreased to $ 115.7 million as compared to $137.6 million in 2013. The lower royalty revenue was mainly the result of the sharp decline in the US$ price of iron ore which started in the summer and by year end had declined almost 50% to levels not seen in over five years. This was partially offset by the lower value of the Canadian dollar against its US counterpart. We had expected that with the completion of IOC's expansion program, 2014 production would be materially greater than 2013 and therefore sales and LIORC's royalty would be also increased. Unusually harsh weather conditions that lasted well into the second quarter resulted in frozen material and unplanned equipment downtime. A railway derailment in November which shut down the railway for a two week period had only a minor effect on production but did cause some sales to be delayed until 2015. The lower prices reduced IOC's cash flow from operating activities to $455 million, compared to $781 million in 2013. With the completion of the expansion program, capital expenditure was $200 million as compared to $349 million in 2013.

The Shareholders' consolidated net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $104.1 million or $1.63 per share compared to $148.8 million or $2.33 per share in 2013.  Equity earnings from IOC amounted to $40.6 million compared to $82.3 million in 2013. The main cause of IOC's lower earnings for 2014 as compared to 2013 was the lower iron ore price. As quoted by Platts, the average price for concentrate in 2014 was 28% lower than the 2013 price. The December 31, 2014 price was 53% of the December 31, 2013 price.

Fourth quarter 2014 sales of 3.7 million tonnes were slightly higher than last year but the sharp fall in sales price of iron ore resulted in royalty income of $25.3 million for the quarter as compared to  $34.2 million for the same period in 2013. Adjusted cash flow from operations was $14.4 million ($0.22 per share) compared to 2013 of $57.6 million ($0.90 per share). IOC did not pay a dividend in the 2014 fourth quarter but 2013 cash flow included a $40.0 million dividend ($0.63 per share) in the quarter. IOC recorded a loss of $8 million in the fourth quarter as a result of substantially lower iron ore prices and the derailment that closed the railway for two weeks causing some sales to be deferred until 2015.

Selected Consolidated Financial Information

The following table sets out financial data from a Shareholder's perspective for the three years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012.


Years Ended December 31

Description

2014

2013

2012


(in millions except per Share information)

Revenue

$117.5

$139.3

$124.2

Net Income

$104.1

$148.8

   $122.5(1)

Net Income per Share

$1.63

$2.33

     $1.91(1)

Adjusted Cash Flow (2)

$113.6(3)

 $115.4(4)

  $75.1(1)

Adjusted Cash Flow per Share (2)

$1.77

$1.80

    $1.17(1)

Total Assets

$731.0

$775.6

$696.3(5)

Cash Distribution per Share

$1.650

$1.875

$1.500

Number of Common Shares outstanding

64.0

64.0

64.0

(1)

Includes interest income for the year ended December 31, 2012 of $22,464,000 or $0.351 per share on the subordinated notes of the Corporation.

(2)

"Adjusted cash flow" ( see below)

(3)

Includes $48.1 million of IOC dividends.

(4)

Includes $40.0 million of IOC dividends.

 

The following table sets out quarterly revenue, net income and cash flow data for 2014 and 2013. Due to seasonal weather patterns the first and fourth quarters generally have lower production and sales. Royalty revenues and equity earnings in IOC track iron ore spot prices,which can be very volatile. Dividends, included in adjusted cash flow, are declared and paid by IOC irregularly according to the availability of cash.





Revenue


Net
Income

Net
Income
per Share


Adjusted Cash

 Flow(1)

Adjusted Cash

 Flow

per Share (1)

Distributions

 Declared

   per Share


(in millions except per Common Share/Unit information)

2014







First Quarter

$27.2

$27.1

$0.42

$27.7(2)

$0.43

$0.400

Second Quarter

$33.8

$35.9

$0.56

$33.7(3)

$0.53

$0.400

Third Quarter

$30.8

$29.0

$0.46

 $37.8(4)

$0.59

$0.500

Fourth Quarter

$25.7

$12.1

$0.19

$14.4

$0.22

$0.350








2013







First Quarter

$26.4

$21.7

$0.34

$14.4

$0.22

$0.375

Second Quarter

$42.2

$39.2

$0.61

$23.4

$0.37

$0.375

Third Quarter

$36.1

$41.2

$0.65

$20.0

$0.31

$0.375

Fourth Quarter

$34.6

$46.7

$0.73

$57.6(5)

$0.90

$0.750

(1)

"Adjusted cash flow"(see below)

(2)

Includes a $12.6 million IOC dividend.

(3)

Includes a $14.8 million IOC dividend.

(4)

Includes a $20.7 million IOC dividend.

(5)

Includes a $40.0 million IOC dividend.

 

Standardized Cash Flow and Adjusted Cash Flow

For the Corporation, standardized cash flow is the same as cash flow from operating activities as recorded in the Corporation's cash flow statements as the Corporation does not incur capital expenditures or have any restrictions on dividends.  Standardized cash flow per share was $1.77 for 2014 (2013 - $1.90).  Cumulative standardized cash flow from inception of the Corporation is $20.61 per share and total cash distributions since inception are $19.94 per share, for a payout ratio of 97%.

"Adjusted cash flow" is defined as cash flow from operating activities after adjustments for changes in amounts receivable, accounts and interest payable and income taxes payable. It is not a recognized measure under IFRS.  The Directors believe that adjusted cash flow is a useful analytical measure as it better reflects cash available for distributions to Shareholders.

The following reconciles standardized cash flow from operating activities to adjusted cash flow.


2014


2013

Standardized cash flow from operating activities

$113,541,709


$121,690,503

Changes in amounts receivable, accounts and interest payable and    

income taxes recoverable and payable

29,385


(6,278,509)

Adjusted cash flow

$113,571,094


$115,411,994

Adjusted cash flow per share

$1.77


$1.80

 

Disclosure Controls and Internal Control over Financial Reporting
The President and CEO and the CFO are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting for the Corporation.  Two officers serve as directors of IOC and IOC provides monthly reports on its operations to them.  The Corporation also relies on financial information provided by IOC, including its audited financial statements, and other material information provided to the President and CEO, the Executive Vice President and Secretary and the CFO by officers of IOC.  IOC is a private corporation, and its financial statements are not publicly available.

The Directors are informed of all material information relating to the Corporation and its subsidiary by the officers of the Corporation on a timely basis and approve all core disclosure documents including the Management Information Circular, the annual and interim financial statements and related Management's Discussion and Analyses, the Annual Information Form, any prospectuses and all press releases.  An evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of the Corporation's disclosure controls and procedures was conducted under the supervision of the CEO and CFO.  Based on their evaluation, they concluded that the Corporation's disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that all material information relating to the Corporation was accumulated and communicated for the year ended December 31, 2014.

The President and CEO and the CFO have designed internal control over financial reporting to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS.  An evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting was conducted under the supervision of the CEO and CFO.  Based on their evaluation, they concluded that the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting was effective and that there were no material weaknesses therein for the year ended December 31, 2014. 

No material change in the Corporation's internal control over financial reporting occurred during the year ended December 31, 2014.

Outlook
With IOC's expansion program now complete and the pellet plant capacity expected to be returned to 12-13 million tonnes by mid-year, IOC will be in a position to increase sales. All areas of operations are being examined to create efficiencies and reduce costs. The outlook for iron ore prices is currently a major question mark and thus cost reductions to remain a low cost producer are of utmost importance. With the premium for pellets remaining at the high end of its trading range, the increased volume of pellet production will help offset the low price for iron ore concentrate, as will the $CDN/$US exchange rate, which is currently more than 10% lower than the 2014 average rate.  Unless a significant recovery in iron ore prices occurs, we anticipate LIORC's royalty revenue will be lower than in 2014 but should still be satisfactory.

Additional information

Additional information relating to the Corporation, including the Annual Information Form, is on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Additional information is also available on the Corporation's website at www.labradorironore.com.

Bruce C. Bone, President and Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, Ontario
March 5, 2015

 

LABRADOR IRON ORE ROYALTY CORPORATION



CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


















As at



December 31, 


December 31,



2014


2013






Assets




Current Assets





Cash

$

34,955,633


$

52,613,924


Amounts receivable

24,861,203


35,818,924


Income taxes recoverable

472,626


-

Total Current Assets

60,289,462


88,432,848






Non-Current Assets




Iron Ore Company of Canada ("IOC"),





royalty and commission interests 

275,432,981


279,576,792

Investment in IOC 

395,271,413


407,622,445

Total Non-Current Assets

670,704,394


687,199,237






Total Assets

$

730,993,856


$

775,632,085











Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current Liabilities





Accounts payable

$

5,311,477


$

7,508,145


Dividend payable 

22,400,000


48,000,000


Taxes Payable

-


8,317,812

Total Current Liabilities

27,711,477


63,825,957






Non-Current Liabilities





Deferred income taxes 

125,563,000


128,478,000

Total Liabilities

153,274,477


192,303,957






Shareholders' Equity





Share capital

317,708,147


317,708,147


Retained earnings 

271,757,232


273,225,981


Accumulated other comprehensive loss 

(11,746,000)


(7,606,000)



577,719,379


583,328,128






Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

730,993,856


$

775,632,085






See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.



-






Approved by the Directors,














Bruce C. Bone

Alan R. Thomas



Director

Director



 

LABRADOR IRON ORE ROYALTY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME






For the years ended December 31

2014


2013






Revenue





IOC royalties

$      115,682,561


$             137,631,880


IOC commissions

1,409,750


1,445,192


Interest and other income 

390,170


203,191



117,482,481


139,280,263

Expenses





Newfoundland royalty taxes

23,136,512


27,522,540


Amortization of royalty and commission interests

4,143,811


3,686,708


Administrative expenses 

2,385,249


3,221,566



29,665,572


34,430,814






Income before equity earnings and income taxes

87,816,909


104,849,449

Equity earnings in IOC 

40,556,772


82,269,765






Income before income taxes 

128,373,681


187,119,214






Provision for income taxes 





Current 

26,455,430


33,143,074


Deferred

(2,213,000)


5,146,000



24,242,430


38,289,074






Net income for the year

104,131,251


148,830,140






Other comprehensive (loss) income





Share of other comprehensive (loss) income of IOC that will not be 





reclassified subsequently to profit or loss (net of taxes) 

(4,140,000)


9,992,000






Comprehensive income for the year

$        99,991,251


$             158,822,140






Net income per share 

$                   1.63


$                          2.33






See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.




 

LABRADOR IRON ORE ROYALTY CORPORATION




CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS






































For the years ended December 31 

2014


2013








Net inflow (outflow) of cash related





to the following activities











Operating






Net income for the year

$ 104,131,251


$        148,830,140


Items not affecting cash:






Equity earnings in IOC

(40,556,772)


(82,269,765)



Current income taxes

26,455,430


33,143,074



Deferred income taxes

(2,213,000)


5,146,000



Amortization of royalty and commission interests

4,143,811


3,686,708


Common share dividend from IOC

48,065,804


40,018,911


Change in amounts receivable and accounts payable

8,761,053


(5,169,433)


Income taxes paid 

(35,245,868)


(21,695,132)


Cash flow from operating activities

113,541,709


121,690,503








Financing






Dividends paid to shareholders

(131,200,000)


(96,000,000)


Cash flow used in financing activities

(131,200,000)


(96,000,000)








(Decrease) increase in cash, during the year

(17,658,291)


25,690,503








Cash, beginning of year

52,613,924


26,923,421








Cash, end of year

$   34,955,633


$          52,613,924








See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.




 

LABRADOR IRON ORE ROYALTY CORPORATION





CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY












Accumulated





other 



Share

Retained

comprehensive 



capital

earnings

loss

Total











Balance as at December 31, 2012

$     317,708,147

$     244,395,841

$     (17,598,000)

$           544,505,988

Net income for the year

-

148,830,140

-

148,830,140

Dividends declared to shareholders 

-

(120,000,000)

-

(120,000,000)

Share of other comprehensive income from investment in IOC (net of taxes)

-

-

9,992,000

9,992,000

Balance as at December 31, 2013

$     317,708,147

$     273,225,981

$       (7,606,000)

$           583,328,128






Net income for the year

-

104,131,251

-

104,131,251

Dividends declared to shareholders 

-

(105,600,000)

-

(105,600,000)

Share of other comprehensive loss from investment in IOC (net of taxes)

-

-

(4,140,000)

(4,140,000)

Balance as at December 31, 2014

$     317,708,147

$     271,757,232

$     (11,746,000)

$           577,719,379











See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.





 

The complete consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014, including the notes thereto, are posted on sedar.com and labradorironore.com.  

SOURCE Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation

For further information: please contact: Bruce C. Bone, President & Chief Executive Officer, (416) 863-7133

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