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Uni-Select Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results for 2015

232 Days ago

- $259.2 million in sales in Q4, up 2.6% organically;

- Q4 EBITDA margin and adjusted EBITDA margin reach 9.2% and 7.7%, up 2.8 and 1.2 points respectively;

- Q4 net earnings up 22.7% to $13.9 million, while EPS reaches $0.65, up 20.4%;

- 2015 net loss of $40.2 million (or $1.88 per share), impacted by the sale of the net assets of US parts operations. Adjusted earnings reached $56.8 million (or $2.66 per share, up 2.3% or C$3.41 per share when converted into Canadian dollars, up 18.8%);

- 16 acquisitions completed in 2015; and

- Corporation debt-free on a net cash basis as at December 31, 2015.

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2016) -

Unless otherwise indicated in this press release, all amounts are expressed in US dollars.

Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS), a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products across North America, as well as in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada, today reported financial results with increased EBITDA margins for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

"2015 has been a pivotal year for Uni-Select, namely marked by a different asset profile and the development of a truly customer value-creating sales approach. In this context, I am very pleased that both of our business units have been delivering consistent organic growth throughout the year, while at the same time directly contributing to making Uni-Select a more profitable and increasingly competitive organization", said Henry Buckley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Uni-Select. "As we enter 2016, our objective is to continue to actively pursue our growth objectives through strategic acquisitions and organic growth initiatives aimed at increasing market share across both our business segments."

The 2015 results in dollars vary compared to last year's figures, since the 2015 twelve-month period includes five months of operations from the net assets of Uni-Select USA, Inc. and Beck/Arnley Worldparts, Inc., sold on June 1, 2015.

(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts
and percentages)
FOURTH QUARTER TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD
2015 2014 2015 2014
Sales 259,221 427,184 1,355,434 1,784,359
EBITDA 23,970 27,267 (53,322 ) 105,456
Adjusted EBITDA 20,023 27,866 96,603 111,442
Adjusted EBITDA margin 7.7 % 6.5 % 7.1 % 6.2 %
Net earnings (loss) 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Adjusted earnings 11,044 13,323 56,839 55,271
Earnings (loss) per share 0.65 0.54 (1.88 ) 2.36
Adjusted earnings per share 0.52 0.63 2.66 2.60

FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

(All percentage increases and decreases represent year-over-year changes for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, unless otherwise noted.)

Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter were $259.2 million, a 39.3% decrease mainly due to the sale of the net assets of Uni‐Select USA, Inc. and Beck/Arnley Worldparts, Inc. Excluding sales from the net assets sold, consolidated sales grew 0.6% compared to the same period last year. Additional sales from recent acquisitions and organic growth exceeded the impact of the declining Canadian dollar, which alone penalized sales by $17.5 million or 6.8%.

On an organic basis, consolidated sales grew by 2.6%, fuelled namely by the recruitment of new customers in the paint and related products segment combined with the results of the development of a customer-centric strategy in the automotive products segment, as well as by overall pricing increases.

The Corporation generated an EBITDA of $24.0 million, compared to $27.3 million last year, while adjusted EBITDA was $20.0 million compared to $27.9 million last year. The adjusted EBITDA margin grew to 7.7%, up 1.2 point, driven by the sale of the net assets having a lower margin compared to the remaining operations, as well as by a combination of organic growth across both segments and recently completed accretive acquisitions.

Net earnings grew by 22.7% to $13.9 million from $11.4 million last year, while adjusted earnings dropped by 17.1%. Earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share were $0.65 and $0.52 respectively compared to $0.54 and $0.63 in 2014.

As indicated above, the Corporation's results are presented in US dollars. Once converted to Canadian dollars, adjusted earnings per share were C$0.69 for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 4.2% compared to C$0.72 for the same quarter in 2014.

Segmented Results

Sales for the automotive products segment were $105.7 million, from $285.3 million in the prior year. Excluding the impact on sales related to the net assets sold, sales decreased by 8.7% compared to 2014, while the weaker Canadian dollar alone accounted for 15.1% of the decrease for the same period. These results were partly offset by organic growth and sales from recent acquisitions. Segment organic sales grew 2.3% in the fourth quarter, driven by an increased regional focus on customer needs, an enhanced product offering and pricing increases. EBITDA for the automotive products segment decreased to $13.0 million in the fourth quarter, from $13.4 million last year, while adjusted EBITDA decreased to $7.1 million from $14.0 million in 2014. The EBITDA margin and adjusted EBITDA margin reached 12.3% and 6.7% respectively, up 7.6 and 1.8 points from 4.7% and 4.9% in 2014. The EBITDA margin performance of this segment was attributable to the net assets sold, which had a lower EBITDA margin than the ongoing operations, combined with a favorable distribution and product mix, strategic buying and accretive business acquisitions.

The paint and related products segment recorded sales of $153.6 million, up 8.2% from 2014, or up 2.8% organically, namely as a result of the recruitment of new customers. The segment EBITDA margin was 10.7%, down 0.9 point from last year. This performance is namely attributable to unexpected employee medical claims and a higher expense level in recently acquired businesses, offsetting the sales leverage of the organic growth.

TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD RESULTS

(All percentage increases and decreases represent year-over-year changes for the twelve-month period of 2015 compared to the twelve-month period of 2014, unless otherwise noted. The 2015 twelve‐month period results include five months of operations from the net assets sold.)

Consolidated sales for 2015 decreased by 24.0% to $1,355.4 million, however when excluding the impact of the sales from net assets sold, this represents an increase of 0.3%, a performance explained by the same factors as for the fourth quarter. On an organic basis, sales grew a healthy 2.6% in 2015 but were impacted by the declining Canadian dollar, which alone penalized sales by $66.5 million or 6.3%.

The Corporation recorded a negative EBITDA of $53.3 million for 2015, compared to an EBITDA of $105.5 million last year. This is explained by non-recurring charges of $150.3 million in impairment and transaction charges in connection with the net assets sold and restructuring charges to rightsize the corporate operations. Adjusted EBITDA for the twelve-month period decreased by 13.3% while the adjusted EBITDA margin increased by 0.9 point, from 6.2% to 7.1%.

The Corporation recorded a net loss of $40.2 million this year, while adjusted earnings grew 2.8% to $56.8 million ($2.66 on a per share basis) from $55.3 million ($2.60 on a per share basis) last year.

As indicated above, the Corporation's results are presented in US dollars. Once converted to Canadian dollars, adjusted earnings per share for 2015 amount to C$3.41 compared to C$2.87 in 2014, up 18.8%.

Segmented Results

Prior to their disposal on June 1, 2015, the net assets sold over the course of the first half of the year were included in the automotive products group for segmented reporting.

Accordingly, sales of the automotive products segment were down 39.2% for 2015 to $736.6 million, or down 8.8% excluding the impact of the net assets sold, mainly related to an impact of 13.9% from the weaker Canadian dollar and partially compensated by organic growth and sales from recent acquisitions. On an organic basis, sales grew 1.8% in 2015. A negative segment EBITDA of $103.9 million was recorded during the same period, down from $52.8 million last year, a decline explained by impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of the net assets. Segment adjusted EBITDA decreased 37.2% to $36.9 million while the adjusted EBITDA margin grew 0.1% as a result of the performance of the operations related to the net assets sold, which had a lower EBITDA margin than the ongoing operations, while the remaining operations improved gross margin with strategic purchases, a favorable distribution and channel mix and accretive business acquisitions.

The paint and related products segment recorded sales of $618.8 million in 2015, up 7.9%, including a solid 3.3% organic sales growth, a performance mainly driven by the recruitment of new customers. Segment EBITDA reached $70.0 million, up 13.6% from 2014, while segment adjusted EBITDA reached $70.4 million, up 14.3%. Segment adjusted EBITDA margin reached 11.4%, up from 10.7% in 2014. This growth is mainly attributable to the sales leverage and accretive business acquisitions as well as strategic products buying.

DIVIDENDS

On February 10, 2016, the Uni-Select Board of Directors declared a dividend of C$0.16 per share payable on April 19, 2016 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2016. In 2015, the Corporation declared dividends amounting to C$0.63 per share compared to C$0.58 in 2014, representing an increase of 8.6%. This dividend is an eligible dividend for tax purposes.

CONFERENCE CALL

Uni-Select will host a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and yearly results for 2015 on February 11, 2016 at 3 PM (EST). To join the conference, dial 1 866 696-5910 followed by 2686549.

A recording of the conference call will be available from 5 PM (EST) until 11:59 PM (EST) on February 22, 2016. To access the replay, dial 1 800 408-3053 followed by 7308519.

ABOUT UNI-SELECT

Uni-Select is a leader in the distribution of automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products across North America, as well as in the automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada. Its over 2,700 team members, spread across a network of 13 distribution centres and over 220 corporate stores, are dedicated to supplying its customers the right products, at the right place, and when they need them. Uni-Select also offers advanced solutions and first-rate service to enable its customers' success. In the United States, FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select, operates a network of automotive refinish corporate stores from coast to coast under the FinishMaster banner and supports more than 6,000 collision repair centre customers. Uni-Select's Canadian automotive aftermarket parts and automotive refinish business supports a growing national network of more than 1,150 independent customers and corporate stores, several of which operate under Uni-Select store banner programs including Auto Parts Plus®, Auto Plus® and Bumper to Bumper®. In Canada, Uni-Select support over 3,900 shops and stores through its automotive repair/installer shop banners Auto Select®, Uni-Pro®, and SAX?ÿ»(Select Auto Xpert), as well as through its automotive refinish banner, Carrossier ProColor®. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec, Canada, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

The information provided in this press release may include some forward-looking information, which could include certain risks and uncertainties, which may cause the final results to be significantly different from those listed or implied within this news release. For additional information with respect to risks and uncertainties, refer to the Annual Report filed by Uni-Select with the Canadian securities commissions. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release, and Uni-Select does not undertake to publicly update such forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), consolidated financial statements and related notes for the year 2015 are available in the "Investors" section on the Corporation's website at uniselect.com as well as on SEDAR at sedar.com. The Corporation's Annual Report may also be found on these websites as well as other information related to Uni-Select, including its Annual Information Form.

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

The information included in this press release contains certain measures that are inconsistent with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are, therefore, unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other entities.

Organic growth - This measure consists of quantifying the increase in pro forma consolidated sales between two given periods, excluding the impact of acquisitions, sales and disposals of stores, net assets sold, exchange‐rate fluctuations and when necessary, the variance in the number of billing days. Determining the rate of organic growth, based on findings that Management regards as reasonable, may differ from the actual rate of organic growth.

EBITDA - This measure represents net earnings excluding finance costs, depreciation and amortization, equity income and income taxes. This measure is a financial indicator of a corporation's ability to service and incur debt. It should not be considered by an investor as an alternative to sales or net earnings, as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity, but as additional information.

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share - Management uses adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share to assess EBITDA, net earnings and net earnings per share from operating activities, excluding certain adjustments, net of income taxes (for adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share), which may affect the comparability of the Corporation's financial results. Management considers that these measures are more representative of the Corporation's operational performance and more appropriate in providing additional information. These adjustments include, among other things, restructuring and other charges, impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets, net gains on the purchase of the remaining interests in joint ventures, the non‐capitalizable costs related to the development and implementation of the ERP system and costs related to the closure and disposal of stores. The exclusion of these items does not indicate that they are non‐recurring.

Adjusted EBITDA margin - The adjusted EBITDA margin is a percentage corresponding to the ratio of adjusted EBITDA to sales.

Free cash flows - This measure corresponds to the cash flows from operating activities according to the consolidated statements of cash flows adjusted for the following items: changes in working capital items, equity income, acquisitions of property and equipment and difference between amounts paid for post‐employment benefits and current year expenses. Uni‐Select considers the free cash flows to be a good indicator of financial strength and of operating performance because it shows the amount of funds available to manage growth in working capital, pay dividends, repay debt, reinvest in the Corporation and capitalize on various market opportunities that arise. The free cash flows exclude certain variations in working capital items (such as trade and other receivables, inventory and trade and other payables) and other funds generated and used according to the statement of cash flows. Therefore, it should not be considered as an alternative to the consolidated statement of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity, but as additional information.

Total net debt - This measure consists of long‐term debt, including the portion due within a year, net of cash.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-IFRS MEASURES

The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.
Fourth quarter Twelve-month period
2015 2014 % 2015 2014 %
Net earnings (loss) 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Income tax expense (recovery) 5,213 4,131 (32,814 ) 12,660
Equity loss (income) 629 (617 ) 533 (2,346 )
Depreciation and amortization 3,334 8,355 13,174 31,685
Finance costs, net 853 4,035 6,006 13,332
EBITDA 23,970 27,267 (53,322 ) 105,456
Restructuring and other charges 1,932 (1,931 ) 5,328 (1,931 )
Impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets (2,578 ) - 144,968 -
Net gains on the purchase of the remaining interests in joint ventures (1) (3,301 ) - (3,301 ) -
Expenses related to the development and deployment of the enterprise resource planning system (ERP) (2) - - - 414
Expenses related to the network optimization and to the closure and disposal of stores (3) - 2,530 2,930 7,503
Adjusted EBITDA 20,023 27,866 (28.1 ) 96,603 111,442 (13.3 )
Adjusted EBITDA margin 7.7 % 6.5 % 7.1 % 6.2 %
(1) Net gains were generated by revaluating the fair value of non-controlling equity interest in the acquirees that were held immediately before obtaining control.
(2) Include costs mainly related to data conversion, employee training and deployment to various sites.
(3) Consist primarily of handling and freight expenses required to relocate inventory.
The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share.
Fourth quarter Twelve-month period
2015 2014 % 2015 2014 %
Net earnings (loss) attributable to shareholders, as reported 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Restructuring and other charges, net of taxes 1,406 (1,154 ) 4,026 (1,154 )
Impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets, net of taxes (2,058 ) - 93,529 -
Net gains on the purchase of the remaining interests in joint ventures, net of taxes (2,245 ) - (2,245 ) -
Expenses related to the development and deployment of the ERP system, net of taxes - - - 247
Expenses related to the network optimization and to the closure and disposal of stores, net of taxes - 2,539 1,750 5,478
Expenses related to the redemption of convertible debentures, net of taxes - 575 - 575
Adjusted earnings 11,044 13,323 (17.1 ) 56,839 55,271 2.8
Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to shareholders, as reported 0.65 0.54 (1.88 ) 2.36
Restructuring and other charges, net of taxes 0.07 (0.05 ) 0.19 (0.05 )
Impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets, net of taxes (0.10 ) - 4.37 -
Net gains on the purchase of the remaining interests in joint ventures, net of taxes (0.10 ) - (0.10 ) -
Expenses related to the development and deployment of the ERP system, net of taxes - - - 0.01
Expenses related to the network optimization and to the closure and disposal of stores, net of taxes - 0.11 0.08 0.25
Expenses related to the redemption of convertible debentures, net of taxes - 0.03 - 0.03
Adjusted earnings per share 0.52 0.63 (17.5 ) 2.66 2.60 2.3
The effect of the declining Canadian dollar was $0.02 on earnings per share for the quarter compared to the same period of 2014, while the effect for the twelve-month period was $0.10 compared to the same period last year.

UNI-SELECT INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts) Quarter ended
December 31,
Year ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(unaudited ) (unaudited ) (audited ) (audited )
Sales 259,221 427,184 1,355,434 1,784,359
Purchases, net of changes in inventories 181,689 295,631 952,817 1,250,984
Gross margin 77,532 131,553 402,617 533,375
Employee benefits 42,272 70,690 213,666 283,085
Other operating expenses 11,936 35,527 91,977 146,765
Restructuring and other charges 1,932 (1,931 ) 5,328 (1,931 )
Impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets (2,578 ) - 144,968 -
Earnings (loss) before finance costs, depreciation and amortization, equity income and income taxes 23,970 27,267 (53,322 ) 105,456
Finance costs, net 853 4,035 6,006 13,332
Depreciation and amortization 3,334 8,355 13,174 31,685
Earnings (loss) before equity income and income taxes 19,783 14,877 (72,502 ) 60,439
Equity income (loss) (629 ) 617 (533 ) 2,346
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 19,154 15,494 (73,035 ) 62,785
Income tax expense (recovery)
Current 12,834 6,632 12,235 16,521
Deferred (7,621 ) (2,501 ) (45,049 ) (3,861 )
5,213 4,131 (32,814 ) 12,660
Net earnings (loss) attributable to shareholders 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic 0.65 0.54 (1.88 ) 2.36
Diluted 0.65 0.53 (1.88 ) 2.35
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in thousands)
Basic 21,436 21,231 21,389 21,254
Diluted 21,530 21,283 21,389 21,309

UNI-SELECT INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands of US dollars) Quarter ended
December 31,
Year ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(unaudited ) (unaudited ) (audited ) (audited )
Net earnings (loss) 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Other comprehensive loss
Items that will subsequently be reclassified to net earnings (loss):
Effective portion of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges (net of income tax of nil and $29 for the quarter and year ($20 and $76 in 2014)) - (56 ) (78 ) (206 )
Net change in the fair value of derivative financial instruments designated as cash flow hedges transferred to earnings (net of income tax of nil and $167 for the quarter and year ($45 and $179 in 2014)) - 121 452 483
Unrealized exchange gains (losses) on the translation of financial statements to the presentation currency (net of income tax of $6,689 for the quarter and year (nil in 2014)) (12,976 ) 5,116 (25,938 ) 11,450
Unrealized exchange losses on the translation of debt designated as a hedge of net investments in foreign operations (net of income tax of $6,200 for the quarter and year (nil in 2014)) 6,200 (10,898 ) (4,057 ) (22,326 )
(6,776 ) (5,717 ) (29,621 ) (10,599 )
Items that will not subsequently be reclassified to net earnings (loss):
Remeasurements of long-term employee benefit obligations (net of income tax of $225 and $118 for the quarter and year ($277 and $1,509 in 2014)) (1,247 ) (716 ) (321 ) (4,045 )
Total other comprehensive loss (8,023 ) (6,433 ) (29,942 ) (14,644 )
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareholders 5,918 4,930 (70,163 ) 35,481

UNI-SELECT INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

Attributable to shareholders
(In thousands of US dollars, audited) Share
capital
Contributed
surplus
Equity
component
of the
convertible
debentures
Retained
earnings
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)
Total
equity
Balance, December 31, 2013 87,271 1,332 1,687 394,716 3,749 488,755
Net earnings - - - 50,125 - 50,125
Other comprehensive loss - - - (4,045 ) (10,599 ) (14,644 )
Comprehensive income (loss) - - - 46,080 (10,599 ) 35,481
Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:
Repurchase and cancellation of shares (239 ) - - (1,209 ) - (1,448 )
Issuance of shares 206 - - - - 206
Dividends - - - (11,090 ) - (11,090 )
Stock-based compensation - 1,092 - - - 1,092
(33 ) 1,092 - (12,299 ) - (11,240 )
Balance, December 31, 2014 87,238 2,424 1,687 428,497 (6,850 ) 512,996
Net loss - - - (40,221 ) - (40,221 )
Other comprehensive loss - - - (321 ) (29,621 ) (29,942 )
Comprehensive loss - - - (40,542 ) (29,621 ) (70,163 )
Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:
Repurchase and cancellation of shares (689 ) - - (7,058 ) - (7,747 )
Issuance of shares 11,315 - - - - 11,315
Convertible debentures redemption - - (1,687 ) 1,687 - -
Dividends - - - (10,587 ) - (10,587 )
Stock-based compensation - 1,164 - - - 1,164
10,626 1,164 (1,687 ) (15,958 ) - (5,855 )
Balance, December 31, 2015 97,864 3,588 - 371,997 (36,471 ) 436,978

UNI-SELECT INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands of US dollars) Quarter ended
December 31,
Year ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
(unaudited ) (unaudited ) (audited ) (audited )
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net earnings (loss) 13,941 11,363 (40,221 ) 50,125
Non-cash items:
Restructuring and other charges 1,932 (1,931 ) 5,328 (1,931 )
Impairment and transaction charges related to the sale of net assets (2,578 ) - 144,968 -
Finance costs, net 853 4,035 6,006 13,332
Depreciation and amortization 3,334 8,355 13,174 31,685
Income tax expense (recovery) 5,213 4,131 (32,814 ) 12,660
Amortization of incentives granted to customers 3,419 3,217 12,532 11,623
Other non-cash items (944 ) 3,340 4,277 4,020
Changes in working capital items (41,621 ) (8,026 ) (80,098 ) 24,100
Interest paid (559 ) (2,000 ) (5,330 ) (10,186 )
Income taxes paid (2,241 ) (2,614 ) (12,426 ) (11,894 )
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities (19,251 ) 19,870 15,396 123,534
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Net business acquisitions (14,724 ) (1,118 ) (40,821 ) (18,735 )
Net cash proceeds from sale of net assets (4,501 ) - 321,001 -
Net balance of purchase price 4,461 (17 ) (1,114 ) -
Advances to merchant members and incentives granted to customers (2,660 ) (4,630 ) (13,282 ) (16,980 )
Reimbursement of advances to merchant members 776 642 4,141 6,492
Dividends received from equity investments - 367 664 367
Net acquisitions of property and equipment (2,904 ) (4,993 ) (16,846 ) (13,333 )
Net acquisitions and development of intangible assets (874 ) (585 ) (4,948 ) (6,133 )
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities (20,426 ) (10,334 ) 248,795 (48,322 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Increase in long-term debt 100,467 14,699 210,358 73,558
Repayment of long-term debt (18,104 ) (20,265 ) (327,984 ) (136,597 )
Convertible debenture redemption - - (41,713 ) -
Net increase (decrease) in merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund 133 (12 ) 175 (52 )
Repurchase and cancellation of shares (152 ) (1,256 ) (7,747 ) (1,448 )
Issuance of shares 2,769 206 11,315 206
Dividends paid (2,639 ) (2,828 ) (10,570 ) (10,826 )
Cash flows used in financing activities 82,474 (9,456 ) (166,166 ) (75,159 )
Effects of fluctuations in exchange rates on cash (1,265 ) (2 ) (6,700 ) (3 )
Net increase in cash 41,532 78 91,325 50
Cash, beginning of period 49,900 29 107 57
Cash, end of period 91,432 107 91,432 107

UNI-SELECT INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(In thousands of US dollars, audited) December 31,
2015 2014
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash 91,432 107
Trade and other receivables 127,402 224,910
Income taxes receivable 11,053 10,663
Inventory 269,900 529,575
Prepaid expenses 12,671 11,829
Total current assets 512,458 777,084
Equity investments, other investments and advances to merchant members 14,082 21,743
Property and equipment 30,304 51,924
Intangible assets 65,355 133,556
Goodwill 157,270 192,496
Deferred tax assets 55,681 13,502
TOTAL ASSETS 835,150 1,190,305
LIABILITIES
Current liabilities:
Trade and other payables 274,512 373,690
Provision for restructuring and other charges 3,983 6,724
Dividends payable 2,485 2,743
Current portion of long-term debt, convertible debentures and merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund 2,704 49,993
Total current liabilities 283,684 433,150
Long-term employee benefit obligations 18,033 25,233
Long-term debt 87,722 210,462
Merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund 5,531 6,388
Derivative financial instruments - 511
Deferred tax liabilities 3,202 1,565
TOTAL LIABILITIES 398,172 677,309
EQUITY
Share capital 97,864 87,238
Contributed surplus 3,588 2,424
Equity component of the convertible debentures - 1,687
Retained earnings 371,997 428,497
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (36,471 ) (6,850 )
TOTAL EQUITY 436,978 512,996
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 835,150 1,190,305

Eric Bussieres
Chief Financial Officer
450 641-6958
investorrelations@uniselect.com