MFC Industrial Ltd. Reports Results For The Year 2012 And Details Of Q2 Cash Dividend Payment - Non-cash impairment charge of $48.2 million - - Increased annual cash dividend by 9% and book value up to $12.11 from $8.74 - PR Newswire NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MFC Industrial Ltd. ("MFC" or the "Company") (NYSE: MIL) announces its results for the year ended December 31, 2012 and provides an update on its recent corporate developments. The Company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Unless otherwise noted, all dollar amounts are in United States dollars. 2012 was a time of challenges and opportunities. We saw commodities prices experience a weaker than expected year and we saw a major negative shift in the mining landscape in India. However, on the positive side, we saw doors open to two significant opportunities for us. These opportunities have allowed us to enlarge our commodities footprint, enter new markets and expand our supply chain platform, thus offering growth and the potential for significant contributions to the economics of our company in a recovering economy. HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 - Exited the Indian iron-ore market and recognized a one-time non-cash impairment charge and inventory write-down (net of an income tax recovery) of $48.2 million. - Increased our book value per share to $12.11, from $8.74 at the end of 2011.Total assets are now $1.38 billion. - Increased our annual cash dividend by 9% for 2013, representing a 2.81% yield, based on the closing price of our shares in 2012. - Expanded our commodities platform into natural gas and midstream facilities with the completion of the acquisition of Compton Petroleum Corporation ("CPC"). - Grew our commodity supply chain business with the acquisition of Possehl Mexico S.A. de C.V. ("Possehl") and ACC Resources Co., L.P. ("ACCR"), which also gave us new products and new markets. - Acquired Kasese Cobalt Company Limited, which owns a cobalt refinery and a hydroelectric power station. - Our net income for the year ended December 31, 2012, increased to $30.6 million, or $0.49 per share on a diluted basis, excluding a non-cash accounting gain of $247.0 million, a one-time non-cash impairment charge and inventory write-down (net of an income tax recovery) of $48.2 million and certain one-time transaction expenses of $2.6 million. See page 2 for a reconciliation to net income. RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased to $485.7 million compared to $520.7 million in 2011. Our income for 2012, including a non-cash bargain purchase accounting gain of $247.0 million, primarily from the CPC acquisition, and a one-time non-cash impairment and write-down charge (net of income tax recovery) of $48.2 million for our former subsidiary, increased to $226.8 million, or $3.62 per share on a diluted basis, from $12.2 million, or $0.19 per share on a diluted basis from the same period last year. Excluding a non-cash bargain purchase accounting gain of $247.0 million (which was primarily a net gain on the purchase of CPC excluding our cost), one-time non-cash impairment charge and inventory write-down (net of an income tax recovery) of $48.2 million (on our former subsidiary) and certain one-time transaction expenses of $2.6 million, our income for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased to $30.6 million, or $0.49 per share on a diluted basis, from $12.2 million, or $0.19 per share on a diluted basis from the same period last year. Revenues were down for 2012 because of several factors, including that the Euro depreciated against the United States dollar by 7.6%. We also had lower volumes and price reductions on some commodities during the first half of the year. However, we did offset some of the revenue reduction through the introduction of new products. Our revenue numbers were disappointing, but we believe the new acquisitions will be intergraded and will be major contributors in 2013. Revenues for our commodities and resources business were $455.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $481.7 million for the same period in 2011. Included are the gross revenues generated by our royalty interest, which for the year ended December 31, 2012 were approximately $29.1 million, compared to $30.8 million in 2011. A total of 3,189,443 tons of iron ore pellets and concentrate were shipped during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to 3,472,643 tons shipped in the same period in 2011. Revenues for our merchant banking business were $11.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $22.5 million for the same period in 2011. Other revenues, which encompass our corporate and other investments, were $18.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $16.5 million for the same period in 2011. Costs of sales decreased to $407.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2012 from $435.4 million for the same period in 2011. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $47.7million for the year ended December 31, 2012 from $40.4million for the same period in 2011. OVERVIEW OF OUR RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 The table shows our revenues by operating segments for each of the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011: REVENUES All amounts in thousands December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Commodities and resources $ 455,898 $ 481,677 Merchant banking 11,751 22,487 Other 18,010 16,545 Total revenues $ 485,659 $ 520,709 Our income from operations for each of the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 are shown in the table below: INCOME FROM OPERATIONS All amounts in thousands, except per share amounts December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Commodities and resources $ (25,661) $ 23,157 ^(1) Merchant banking 259,957 ^(2) 8,858 Other (9,301) (14,834) Income before income taxes 224,995 17,181 Income tax recovery(expenses) 8,528 (1,336) Resource property revenuetax expenses (5,902) (4,647) Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests (867) 995 Net income attributable to shareholders $ 226,756 ^(3) $ 12,193 Earning per share $ 3.62 ^(3) $ 0.35 ^(4) Notes: (1) Included a one-time non-cash impairment and write-down of $62.1 million, before income tax recovery of $13.8 million (2) Includes a non-cash bargain purchase accounting gain of $247.0 million. (3) Including a non-cash bargain purchase gain of $247.0 million and a non-cash impairment and write-down of $48.2 million (net of income tax recovery). (4) The first half of 2011 included a one-time expense of $0.14 per share. LIQUIDITY Liquidity is of great importance to companies in our business. As at December 31, 2012, we had cash, short-term deposits and securities of $280.6 million. Our objectives when managing capital are: to safeguard our ability to do business so that we can continue to provide returns to shareholders; and to provide an adequate return by pricing products and services commensurately with the level of risk. We also maintain a flexible capital structure which optimizes the cost of capital at acceptable risk and we set the amount of capital allocated proportionate to risk. We manage our capital structure and make adjustments to it in light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying assets. LIQUIDITY All amounts in thousands December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Total debt $ 162,993 $ 47,127 Less: cash and cash equivalents (273,790) (387,052) Net debt (net cash & cash (110,797) (339,925) equivalents) Shareholders' equity 757,197 546,623 LONG-TERM DEBT The following table highlights certain selected key numbers and ratio as of December 31, 2012. LONG-TERM DEBT All amounts in thousands, except ratio December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Long-term debt, less current $ 118,824 $ 20,150 portion Shareholders' equity 757,197 546,623 Long-term debt-to-equity ratio ^(1) 0.16 0.04 Note (1) The long-term debt-to-equity ratio is calculated as long-term debt divided by shareholders' equity. As at December 31, 2012, the majority of our long-term debt, less current portion in the amount of $105.5 million, consists of borrowing from banks. All-in costs for this unsecured loan, which is due November 2020, are 2.54% annually. CREDIT FACILITIES We maintain various types of credit lines and facilities with various banks, and most of these are short-term. These facilities are used for day-to-day business, structured solutions and various other activities in both the commodities and finance areas. As at December 31, 2012, we had credit facilities aggregating $439.7 million as follows: (i) revolving credit facilities aggregating $195.2 million from banks; (ii) revolving credit facilities aggregating $63.8 million from banks for structured solutions. The margin is negotiable when the facility is used; (iii) a structured factoring arrangement with a bank for up to $122.6 million for our commodities activities. Generally, we can factor our commodity receivables upon invoicing at the inter-bank rate plus a margin; and (iv) a foreign exchange credit facility of $58.1 million with a bank. All of these bank lines and facilities are renewable on a yearly basis. UPDATE ON OUR SOURCES OF FERROUS METALS IN INDIA In September 2012, the Indian government halted all mining activity in the State of Goa following the tabling in Parliament of the Shah Commission report on illegal mining. Subsequently, in October 2012, the Supreme Court, acting on a filed petition, stayed all mining operations, including transport of mined minerals (iron ore and manganese), in the State until further orders. We believe the orders will take many years to resolve for the existing mines and that there is a very strong possibility that no new mining will ever occur. As a result, it was our decision to move on and recognize a loss on our investment. We have sold our position for nominal consideration, consisting of an interest in any future cash flow if mining actually resumes. With this former subsidiary being sold in 2013, MFC recognized an impairment charge of $42.6 million on these interests and a $19.4 million write-down on inventories. The total impairment and write-down was $48.2 million, net of an income tax recovery of $13.8 million. MFC has no further cash flow obligations associated with these operations. EXPANDED OUR COMMODITIES PLATFORM INTO NATURAL GAS & MIDSTREAM FACILITIES The acquisition of CPC in 2012 expanded our commodities platform into natural gas and midstream facilities. We determined to pursue and complete the acquisition of CPC for, among other things, the following key reasons: oto significantly expand our global commodities platform into the energy sector; othe price paid under our takeover of CPC was attractive and considerably below CPC's net asset value, which resulted in our recognition of a bargain purchase gain of $244.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 in connection with the acquisition of CPC; oCPC's operations include significant midstream facilities, which present an opportunity for growth through value-added projects and the consolidation of regional gas production; oin addition to its producing properties, CPC has a significant undeveloped land package, which, as at December 31, 2012, included 309,782 net undeveloped acres which can be further developed; and oat the time we completed the takeover, our acquisition cost per mcf equivalent for CPC's proved and probable natural gas, NGL and oil reserves was approximately CDN$0.10 based on CPC's most recent reserves estimates prior to completion of the acquisition, which were as of June 30, 2012. Please note that these reserves estimates are historic in nature, do not represent our reserves as at December 31, 2012 and were prepared by CPC based upon Canadian securities requirements and are not comparable to the updated reserves figures that we have prepared in accordance with SEC requirements, which are in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 (the "Form 20-F"). The following are selected highlights of this acquisition. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRANSACTION Acquired CPC, a producer and processor of natural gas and other hydrocarbons in Western Canada, for approximately CDN$33.1 million on September 6, 2012. Expanded our global commodities platform to include energy. Majority of operations located in Deep Basin fairway of Western Canada. Significant undeveloped land bank. Future tax benefits. Recognized a $244.6 million bargain purchase gain in connection with the acquisition. In reviewing these assets, we will use our financial strength to arrange credit facilities. We have reduced CPC's selling, general and administrative expenses and we also refinanced their bank debt. As a consequence, we can now look to rationalize these assets and better manage their supply, distribution risk and capital requirements. The following is an overview of our current plans and intentions for CPC's assets in 2013. Developing midstream operations Our plan for our Mazeppa Gas Processing Facility (sweet and sour gas facility), is to develop midstream facilities which will help to reduce our exposure to the volatility of natural gas prices and have the potential to create long-term stable processing income as well as a value-added component to our natural gas. Sour gas is gas containing significant amounts ofhydrogen sulfide,whereas sweet gas is natural gas low in concentration of sulphur compounds. The Mazeppa facility was originally built by Canadian OccidentalPetroleum and we are advised that the replacement cost of this facility today would be in excess of $100 million. Using the Mazeppa facility as the foundation, our strategy involves pursuing bolt-on or value-added projects, which may involve aggregate investments of over $300 million, including the following potential projects: DEVELOPING MIDSTREAM OPERATIONS (ADD-ON OPTIONS) Co-generation plant (10 to 25 MW) providing electricity for our own use and with the surplus for sale to the Alberta electrical grid. Consolidate regional sour gas production by investing in sour gas gathering infrastructure to complement our facility and connecting stranded sour gas suppliers. Design and build a deep-cut straddle plant at our facility for the recovery of ethane, propane and butane. A 10,000 barrel per day natural gas liquid fractionation facility and rail terminal. We have been approached by several interested parties who wish to be our partner in our midstream operations. These projects are in the initial planning, design and contracting phases and the current timing for execution is expected to be approximately 24 to 36 months. Wells and other processing facilities NATURAL GAS WELLS (COSTS AND PRODUCTION) All amounts in Canadian dollars, except production numbers For the period between September 7 and December 31, 2012 Operating cost (lifting cost) per mcf of natural gas CDN$ (1.32) Royalties expenses per mcf of natural gas (0.47) Transportation costs per mcf of natural gas (0.13) Average selling price per mcf of natural gas 3.12 Natural gas production per day, mcf 55,849 Natural gas, liquids and oil production per day, BOE 10,812 It is our intention to sell certain assets as well as some of our smaller low volume wells in due course. Significant undeveloped land bank We have approximately 309,782 net undeveloped acres on which, due to the current pricing environment in natural gas, we do not intend to do any drilling at this time. EXPANDED OUR COMMODITIES SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND ENTERED NEW MARKETS MFC acquired, Park Ridge, NJ-based, ACCR and its affiliated company, Mexico City-based, Possehl in November of 2012. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRANSACTION MFC acquired 60% of the shares of Possehl and 70% of the shares of ACCR for $20.9 million in cash, with the balance of the shares owned by the existing management. The MFC group gained experienced operating management. The acquisition resulted in our expansion into new markets and new products. History ACCR, established in 1957, has a head office in New Jersey and a network of offices in Latin America, including Argentina and Brazil, as well as a sourcing office in China. Possehl, which was established in 1986, has a network of offices, warehousing and agencies in Mexico. They source internationally and sell primarily in Mexico and Central and South America. Purchase price The acquisition price for 60% of Possehl and 70% of ACCR was equal to the Net Tangible Asset Value ("NTAV"), which equals approximately $20.9 million, subject to adjustments. An additional $2.3 million is payable by us in November 2013 at which time we will acquire an additional 10% interest in ACCR. In addition we have created a series of options for additional ACCR shares to retain key individuals with the same NTAV price formula. MFC's notable financial strength and its already substantial global reach will be resources that will enable growth and agility for the combined companies. It is ACCR's, Possehl's and MFC's belief that China will be an excellent sourcing market for us. As the Chinese slowdown continues, their commodities prices should start to come down and they will appreciate relationships with reliable counterparties from international supply chain organizations with ready financing. UPDATE ON THE ROYALTY INTEREST AT THE WABUSH MINE OnMarch 11, 2013,Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.("Cliffs") announced that due to high production costs and lower pellet premium pricing, which is expected to persist in certain markets during the year, it would be taking measures to adjust iron ore pellet production at itsWabushoperation, while continuing to meet its customer commitments. Cliffs's current product mix in its Eastern Canadian iron ore business segment iscomprised of iron ore pellets and concentrate. Cliffs expects to idle production at its Pointe Noire iron ore pellet plant within the city ofSept-Iles,Quebec and transition to producing an iron ore concentrate from its Wabush Scully Mine in the Province ofNewfoundlandandLabradorby the end of the second quarter in 2013. We do not expect that this will affect the royalty payment that we receive from Cliffs. Our royalties are paid on all iron ore products (i.e. pellets, concentrate and chips) shipped from the Wabush Mine. Cliffs also disclosed that, for 2013, it is maintaining its full-year sales and production volume expectations of 9 to 10 million tons out of itsEastern Canadabusiness segment. This is comprised of approximately 3 million tons of both iron ore pellets and/or concentrate products from itsWabushoperation. We believe it is a positive development that Cliffs maintained its 2013 guidance for the same 3 million ton production levels as in 2012. On another Cliffs issue, we are in arbitration again over the underpayment of royalties and the method to calculate the royalty prices going forward. We expect the related hearings to be held in the fall of 2013. UPDATE ON OUR CAPTIVE SOURCES OF FERROUS METALS AT PEA RIDGE MFC currently holds an indirect 50% interest in the Pea Ridge Iron Ore project ("Project"), a past-producing iron ore mine located in Sullivan, Missouri. The Project is a 50/50 joint venture between MFC and Alberici Group Inc., who joined forces with the goal to re-open and further develop the former Pea Ridge Iron Ore Mine. To date our activities at the Project have included, among other things: oa total investment of approximately $16.7 million in the Project; and ocompleting a Canadian National Instrument 43-101 compliant technical report dated August 13, 2012 by Behre Dolbear and Company (USA), Inc. and titled "Technical Report on the PRR Mining Pea Ridge Property" (the "Technical Report"), to update previously disclosed historic resources estimate to current resource estimates. The Technical Report estimated the following resources at a cut-off grade of 40% magnetic iron: omeasured and indicated resources of 248.7 million short tons at 57.82% total iron and 52.87% magnetic iron; and oinferred resources of 15.8 million short tons at 57.64% total iron and 53.67% magnetic iron. Please refer to the Technical Report, a copy of which is available under our profile on www.sedar.com, for further information regarding the Project and the above estimates. In addition to completion of the Technical Report, as part of the work necessary to evaluate the Pea Ridge Mine for re-opening, we engaged the consulting firm Geotechnology, Inc. to investigate the depth and shape of the top and bottom of the subsidence cave zone which is present above the Pea Ridge Mine deposit. This work included direct measurements of the size and extent of the cave zone within existing vertical drill holes above a portion of the Pea Ridge Mine deposit. Having received the results of such investigation, we are, together with our consultants, considering additional steps in the evaluation of the cave zone, including re-drilling several existing holes above the mineralized zone, and conducting a three-dimensional detailed seismic survey over the Pea Ridge Mine site. We believe that the results of this work will be useful in determining the best way to develop and mine the iron deposit. Additionally, in 2012 we commenced confirmatory exploration and development work in connection with the large tonnage of tailings materials of the Pea Ridge Mine site. Together with our consultants, we are conducting additional analysis and investigation regarding the re-opening of the mine, including commencing confirmatory work in connection with the large tonnage of tailings materials present at the Project site. If we determine to move forward with the Project, significant additional investment would be required. We currently expect that development activities would take place in two main phases: oThe first phase focusing on the tailings materials. This would likely require construction of a beneficiation plant to process the tailing at the project. oThe second phase would center on re-opening of the underground mine. This will involve dewatering the mine, substantial new development work, installing new equipment and, in part, will require construction of additional beneficiating facilities. The Project is currently at a preliminary stage and any decision on proceeding with the Project, including development activities, is dependent on the completion of further analysis, including feasibility studies. Activities at the Project are proceeding in an orderly fashion. It is currently anticipated that substantial additional expenditures will be incurred in order to determine the feasibility of the Project. DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSETS AND LIABILITIES DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSETS AND LIABILITIES All amounts in thousands December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Deferred income tax assets $ 18,510 $ 7,524 Deferred income tax liabilities (3,391) (61,045) Net $ 15,119 $ (53,521) It is important to understand what has happened with these different tax assets and liabilities. In 2011 we had a liability of approximately $61.0 million primarily related to the increase in value of the royalty at Wabush that was recognized upon adoption of IFRS. Following the CPC transaction and reorganization of its tax pools, we had enough new benefit in essence to off-set the $50 million and have a net asset of $18.6 million for future use. CORPORATE TAXATION We are a company that strives to be fiscally responsible. The corporate income tax paid in cash was approximately $4.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. ANNUAL CASH DIVIDEND On January 14, 2013, our Board of Directors declared an annual cash dividend for 2013 of US$0.24 per common share. The dividend is 9% higher than the dividend paid in 2012 and, based on the closing price of $8.55 for the Company's common shares on December 31, 2012, represents a yield of approximately 2.81% compared to an annual dividend yield of approximately 2.5% for the NYSE Composite Index in 2012. Q2 Dividend Payment We are pleased to announce the following details with respect to our second quarter 2013 cash dividend payment: oThe dividend payment of $0.06 per common share will be paid on April 22, 2013 to shareholders of record on April 12, 2013. oFor the above payment, the Company's common shares will trade ex-dividend on April 10, 2013. oThe dividend is subject to customary Canadian withholding tax for non-resident shareholders. Pursuant to applicable tax treaties the withholding rate for eligible U.S. resident shareholders is 15%. The dividend is an eligible dividend under the Income Tax Act (Canada). The Company currently anticipates that the next scheduled quarterly dividend payment of $0.06 per share will be made in June 2013. The declaration, timing and payment of future dividends will depend on, among other things, the Company's financial results. COMMENTS Chairman Michael Smith commented: "We must now integrate all of our newly acquired businesses, which we view as both a challenge and a good opportunity. MFC will continue to focus on increasing its efforts in acquiring undervalued captive commodities assets and operating businesses, as well as streamlining its existing operations. To date, our financial foundation has allowed us to expand and diversify our commodities business in an expedient manner." Mr. Smith concluded: "We still have a long way to go to reach our goals. However, we are fortunate to have a good business platform and a sound financial foundation." Shareholders are encouraged to read the entire Form 20-F, which includes our unaudited financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012 and was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and Canadian securities regulators today, for a greater understanding of the Company. Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT (7:00 a.m. PDT), a conference call will be held to review MFC's announcement and results. This call will be broadcast live over the Internet at www.mfcindustrial.com. An online archive will be available immediately following the call and will continue for seven days. You may also to listen to the audio replay by phone by dialing: 1 (888) 286 8010, using conference number 64701581. International callers dial: 1 (617) 801 6888. On March 15, 2013, we were granted an exemption order by applicable Canadian securities regulators, permitting us to prepare our natural gas and oil disclosure in accordance with the rules of the SEC in place of much of the disclosure required by National Instrument 51-101 ("NI 51-101"). Accordingly, proved and probable natural gas and oil reserves data and certain other disclosures with respect to our natural gas and related activities in our Form 20-F and other disclosure are prepared in accordance with SEC requirements, which differ from corresponding information otherwise required by NI 51-101. Accordingly, such disclosures may not be comparable to those prepared by other Canadian reporting issuers. Please see our Form 20-F for further information. About MFC Industrial Ltd. MFC is a global commodity supply chain company and is active in a broad spectrum of activities related to the integrated combination of commodities and resources interests. We also provide logistics, financial and risk management services to producers and consumers of commodities. To obtain further information on the Company, please visit our website at: http://www.mfcindustrial.com. Cautionary Note on Resource Estimates As a reporting issuer in Canada, the Company is required by Canadian law to provide disclosure in accordance with National Instrument 43-101. Accordingly, you are cautioned that the information contained in this press release may not be comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies under the United States federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder. In particular, the terms "measured resource", "indicated resource" and "inferred resource" as used in this press release are not defined in SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves with demonstrated economic viability. In addition, the estimation of inferred resources involves far greater uncertainty as to their existence and economic viability than the estimation of other categories of resources. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally minable. Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information This document contains statements which are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements" which are prospective in nature, including, without limitation, statements regarding our future plans, including in respect of CPC, implementation of current strategies and our plans for our projects and the outcome of proceedings. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "projects", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, revenues, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results, revenues, performance or achievements to differ materially from our expectations include, among other things: (i) periodic fluctuations in financial results as a result of the nature of our business; (ii) commodities price volatility; (iii) economic and market conditions; (iv) competition in our business segments; (v) decisions and activities of operators of our resource interests; (vi) the availability of commodities for our commodities and resources operations; (vii) the availability of suitable acquisition or merger or other proprietary investment candidates and the availability of financing necessary to complete such acquisitions or development plans; (viii) our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of our acquisitions; (ix) additional risks and uncertainties resulting from strategic investments, acquisitions or joint ventures; (x) counterparty risks related to our trading activities; (xi) unanticipated grade, geological, metallurgical, processing or other problems experienced by the operators of our resource interests (xii) delays in obtaining requisite environmental and other permits or project approvals; (xiii) potential title and litigation risks inherent with the acquisition of distressed assets; (xiv) risks related to exploration, development and construction of a previously shut-down mine project, including the suitability and integrity of historic mine structures; (xv) the availability of services and supplies; (xvi) operating hazards; and (xvii) other factors beyond our control. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors. Other than in accordance with its legal or regulatory obligations, the Company is not under any obligation and the Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information about these and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties are set out in our Annual Report on Form 20-F and our Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Canadian securities regulators. MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION December 31, 2012 and 2011 (Audited) (United States Dollars in Thousands) ASSETS December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 273,790 $ 387,052 Short-term cash deposits 182 163 Securities 6,658 13,062 Restricted cash 889 623 Loan receivable – 19,869 Bills of exchange – 10,545 Trade receivables 72,820 21,154 Other receivables 18,314 9,144 Inventories 142,925 81,223 Real estate held for sale 12,210 12,012 Deposits, prepaid and other 27,833 9,344 Assets held for sale 128,657 – Total current assets 684,278 564,191 Non-current Assets Securities 9,637 11,606 Equity method investments 22,382 18,726 Investment property 34,152 33,585 Property, plant and equipment 80,139 3,743 Interests in resource properties 383,745 219,582 Hydrocarbon probable reserves 99,142 – Hydrocarbon undeveloped lands 48,728 – Deferred income tax assets 18,510 7,524 Other 776 – Total non-current assets 697,211 294,766 Total assets $ 1,381,489 $ 858,957 MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION (cont'd) December 31, 2012 and 2011 (Audited) (United States Dollars in Thousands) LIABILITIES AND EQUITY December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 Current Liabilities Short-term bank borrowings $ 150,396 $ 114,239 Debt, current portion 44,169 26,977 Account payables and accrued 77,586 42,226 expenses Facility term financing 7,390 – Provisions 80 115 Income tax liabilities 2,866 4,453 Deferred sale liabilities 26,637 14,958 Liabilities relating to assets held 29,806 – for sale Total current 338,930 202,968 liabilities Long-term Liabilities Debt, less current portion 118,824 20,150 Facility term financing 11,328 – Deferred income tax liabilities 3,391 61,045 Decommissioning obligations 136,642 – Accrued pension obligation, net 1,228 – Puttable instrument financial 7,761 – liabilities Deferred sale liabilities – 25,647 Total long-term 279,174 106,842 liabilities Total 618,104 309,810 liabilities EQUITY Capital stock 382,746 382,289 Treasury stock (68,610) (68,117) Contributed surplus 13,037 13,028 Retained earnings 426,184 213,200 Accumulated other comprehensive 3,840 6,223 income Shareholders' equity 757,197 546,623 Non-controlling interests 6,188 2,524 Total equity 763,385 549,147 $ 1,381,489 $ 858,957 MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS For the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 (Audited) (United States Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) 2012 2011 Net Sales $ 479,507 $ 514,797 Equity income 6,152 5,912 Gross revenues 485,659 520,709 Costs and Expenses: Costs of sales 407,626 435,392 Impairment of available-for-sales-securities 4,265 12,408 Impairment of interest in resource 42,631 – properties Selling, general and administrative 47,737 40,378 Share-based compensation – selling, general and 9 7,219 administrative Finance costs 12,431 7,198 514,699 502,595 Income (loss) from operations (29,040) 18,114 Other items: Exchange differences on foreign currency 7,108 (933) transactions Change in fair value of puttable instrument financial (77) – liabilities Bargain purchase 247,004 – Income before income taxes 224,995 17,181 Income tax (expense) recovery: Income taxes 8,528 (1,336) Resource property revenue taxes (5,902) (4,647) 2,626 (5,983) Net income for the year 227,621 11,198 Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling (867) 995 interests Net income attributable to owners of the parent $ 226,754 $ 12,193 company Basic earnings per share: $ 3.62 $ 0.19 Diluted earnings per share: $ 3.62 $ 0.19 Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic 62,555,438 62,561,421 - diluted 62,555,438 62,561,421 MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS As of December 31, 2012 (Audited) (United States Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amount and Ratios) Cash and cash equivalents $ 273,790 Short-term securities 6,658 Trade receivables 72,820 Current assets 684,278 Total assets 1,381,489 Current liabilities 338,930 Working capital 345,348 Current ratio 2.02 Acid test ratio 1.20 Long term debt, less current portion 118,824 Long-term debt-to-shareholders' equity 0.16 Total Liabilities 618,104 Shareholders' equity 757,197 Equity per common share 12.11 SOURCE MFC Industrial Ltd. Website: http://www.mfcindustrial.com Contact: Corporate: Rene Randall, MFC Industrial Ltd., +1-604-683-8286 ex 224, email@example.com; or Investors: Kevin McGrath, Cameron Associates, +1-212-245-4577, firstname.lastname@example.org
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