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Uni-Select Inc./Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2012: Sales of $463 Million, Adjusted Earnings of $11.5 Million

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS)

Highlights


--  Implementation of the distribution network optimization plan. 
    --  Restructuring and other costs of $18.5 million, of which $11.4
        million will have no impact on cash flows.  
--  Status report on deployment of the new integrated Enterprise Resource
    Planning system, more than 23 warehouses and 139 stores have been
    converted to date. 
--  $65 million inventory reduction and $37 million reduction in total net
    indebtedness during the same period. 
--  Implementation of a new operational structure in all of our activities
    in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Corporation with
    regards to sales and operational efficiency. 

                                                                            
(Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts are expressed in US dollars)       
                                   -----------------------------------------
(In thousands of dollars, except                                            
 per share amounts)                        3rd Quarter     NINE-MONTH PERIOD
                                   -----------------------------------------
                                        2012      2011       2012       2011
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Sales                                463,401   472,491  1,396,901  1,343,920
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Adjusted EBITDA                       25,464    30,759     84,670     87,202
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EBITDA                                24,062    29,904     78,877     83,907
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Adjusted earnings                     11,511    17,186     40,619     47,674
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Net earnings (net loss)                 (926)   16,633     25,391     44,799
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Adjusted earnings per share             0.53      0.79       1.87       2.20
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Earnings per share                     (0.04)     0.77       1.17       2.07
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Uni-Select Inc. generated sales of $463.4 million in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $472.5 million for the same period in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to $25.5 million this quarter compared to $30.8 million in the third quarter 2011. Adjusted earnings stood at $11.5 million in the third quarter compared to $17.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. During the third quarter, a non-recurring charge net of taxes of $12.4 million was recorded against earnings to cover implementation costs of the distribution network consolidation plan and other non-recurring items. Given this charge, the Corporation recorded a net loss in the third quarter 2012 of $0.9 million or $0.04 per share compared to net earnings of $16.6 million or $0.77 per share for the same period in 2011.

The 1.9% decrease in sales for the quarter is mainly due to a temporary slowdown in the industry. This slowdown has had a greater impact in areas in the North East of the continent. It should also be noted that the third quarter of 2012 had one less billing day as compared to the same period last year. These negative factors were partially offset by sales derived from the assets in Florida purchased in the fourth quarter 2011. Sales of US operations totaled $330 million in the third quarter while sales of Canadian operations totaled $133 million.

The adjusted EBITDA margin stood at 5.5% in the third quarter 2012 compared to 6.5% in the corresponding quarter in 2011. This decrease is mainly attributable to the rapid decline in sales with spending that could not be adjusted at the same rate. In addition, higher IT maintenance and support costs related to the transition to the new ERP system also had an adverse effect on the adjusted EBITDA margin. The optimization plan implemented during the quarter combined with the improved purchasing conditions obtained from our suppliers helped to partially offset the items mentioned above and should contribute to the improvement of our long-term performance.

For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, sales grew by 3.9% to $1.397 billion compared to $1.344 billion for the same period of the previous year. This increase is primarily attributable to the assets in Florida purchased in the fourth quarter 2011. This increase was partially offset by one less billing day in Canada and a decrease in organic sales of 0.9% combined with the variations in the value of the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar which had a negative impact of $10.3 million.

Sales in the United States totaled $1.002 billion for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012 compared to $929 million for the same period in 2011. Canadian operations generated sales of $394 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, compared to $415 million in 2011.

For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012, the adjusted EBITDA margin amounted to 6.1% compared to 6.5% for the corresponding period of 2011. The same factors as those mentioned for the quarter affected the adjusted EBITDA margin for the nine months. However, adverse economic conditions having prevailed only since April, their financial impact was less significant for that period. These items were partially offset by the additional marginal contribution from acquisitions completed in 2011, and their materialized synergies.

"The many initiatives implemented during the quarter and previous quarters, including the optimization of our distribution network, did not offset the weak demand that prevails currently in our industry." says Richard G. Roy, President and CEO of Uni-Select.

"We remain confident that the outlook for our business remains positive. However, we expect that our results for the balance of the year will continue to be affected by the slowdown in sales. We will pursue our efforts to provide excellent service to our customers while exercising tight control of our costs to return quickly to our usual levels of profitability. The reorganization of our sales team in the United States combined with the network consolidation plan will result in a significant reduction in our costs both operational and administrative. "says Mr. Roy.

Finally, the Board of Directors, of Uni-Select declared a dividend of CDN$0.13 per share payable on January 22, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 30, 2012. This dividend is an eligible dividend for tax purposes.

About Uni-Select

Founded in 1968, Uni-Select is a major distributor of replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories for motor vehicles in North America. Leader in the Canadian industry, Uni-Select is the 6th largest distributor in the United States and the leader independent distributor of automotive paint and related products in the country. With 6,200 employees, the Uni-Select network includes over 2,500 independent jobbers and services more than 3,500 points of sale in North America. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

The information provided in this press release includes some forward-looking information, which includes 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.

The following terms do not have any standardized meaning according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). As a result, they are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other corporations.

(1) "EBITDA", represents operating profit before finance costs, depreciation and amortization, restructuring charges, write-off of assets and others, net gain on disposal of property and equipment, income taxes and net earnings attributable to non-controlling interests. 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.

(2) "Adjusted EBITDA", used to assess adjusted EBITDA, adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share to assess EBITDA from operating activities, excluding certain adjustments which may affect the comparability of the Corporation's financial results. Management is of the view that these measures are more representative of the Corporation's operational performance and more appropriate in providing additional information.

(3) "Adjustements", are unusual incurred costs that Management regards as not being characteristic or representative of the Corporation's regular operations. They include, amongst others, the non-capitalizable costs related to the development and implementation of the ERP system, costs related to the closure and disposal of stores, restructuring charges, write-off of assets and others, as well as net gain on disposal of property and equipment. The exclusion of these items does not indicate that they are non-recurring.

(4) "Total net indebtedness", consists of bank indebtedness, long-term debt and merchant members' deposits in the guarantee fund (including short-term portions), net of cash.

Additional Information

The management report and the unaudited financial statements as well as accompanying notes for the Second Quarter of 2012 are available in the "Investor Information" section on the Corporation's website at: www.uniselect.com as well as on SEDAR's: www.sedar.com. The reader will also find on these websites the Corporation's Annual Report as well as other information related to Uni-Select, including its Annual Information Form.

Conference Call

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3 PM (EST), Uni-Select will host a conference call to discuss the 2012 Third Quarter financial results. To join the conference, dial 1 866 696-5910 followed by 8567461.


UNI-SELECT INC.                                                             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS (LOSS)                                   
(In thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts, unaudited)           
                                                                            
                                Three-month period       Nine-month period  
                                ended September 30,     ended September 30, 
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                                   2012        2011        2012        2011 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                      $           $           $           $ 
Sales                           463,401     472,491   1,396,901   1,343,920 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Earnings before the                                                         
 following items:                24,062      29,904      78,877      83,907 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Finance costs, net (Note 5)       4,661       4,009      14,061      12,724 
Depreciation and                                                            
 amortization (Note 6)            7,157       6,248      20,325      16,428 
Restructuring charges,                                                      
 write-off of assets and                                                    
 others (Note 7)                 18,458           -      18,458       2,976 
Net gain on the disposal of                                                 
 property and equipment               -           -           -      (1,728)
                            ------------------------------------------------
Earnings (Loss) before                                                      
 income taxes                    (6,214)     19,647      26,033      53,507 
Income taxes (Note 10)                                                      
  Current                        (5,297)       (127)      4,716       1,932 
  Deferred                            9       3,298      (3,982)      7,254 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                 (5,288)      3,171         734       9,186 
                            ------------------------------------------------
Net earnings (loss)                (926)     16,476      25,299      44,321 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Attributable to shareholders       (926)     16,633      25,390      44,799 
Attributable to non-                                                        
 controlling interests                -        (157)        (91)       (478)
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                   (926)     16,476      25,299      44,321 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Earnings (Loss) per share                                                   
 (in US dollars) (Note 9)                                                   
  Basic                           (0.04)       0.77        1.17        2.07 
  Diluted                         (0.04)       0.75        1.17        2.05 
                                                                            
Weighted average number of                                                  
 shares outstanding (in                                                     
 thousands) (Note 9)                                                        
  Basic                          21,629      21,678      21,634      21,643 
  Diluted                        21,629      22,925      21,635      22,863 
                                                                            
The Consolidated Statement of Earnings (Loss) by nature is presented in Note
 18.                                                                        
                                                                            
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Interim Consolidated     
Financial Statements.                                                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
UNI-SELECT INC.                                                             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                              
(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)                                     


                                 Three-month period       Nine-month period 
                                ended September 30,     ended September 30, 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   2012        2011        2012        2011 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                      $           $           $           $ 
Net earnings (loss)                (926)     16,476      25,299      44,321 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Other comprehensive income                                                  
  Effective portion of                                                      
   changes in the fair value                                                
   of cash flow hedges (net                                                 
   of income taxes of $173                                                  
   and $496 for the three                                                   
   and nine-month periods                                                   
   ($37 and $196 in 2011))         (471)        (87)     (1,348)       (529)
                                                                            
  Net change in the fair                                                    
   value of derivative                                                      
   financial instruments                                                    
   designated as cash flow                                                  
   hedges transferred to                                                    
   earnings (net of income                                                  
   taxes of $168 and $512                                                   
   for the three and nine-                                                  
   month periods ($254 and                                                  
   $707 in 2011))                   456         620       1,391       1,860 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                    (15)        533          43       1,331 
                                                                            
  Unrealized exchange gains                                                 
   (losses) on the                                                          
   translation of financial                                                 
   statements to the                                                        
   presentation currency         (8,296)     11,395      (7,984)      9,074 
                                                                            
  Unrealized exchange gains                                                 
   (losses) on the                                                          
   translation of debt                                                      
   designated as a hedge of                                                 
   net investments in                                                       
   foreign operations            11,603     (16,192)     11,108     (10,139)
                                                                            
  Actuarial loss on defined                                                 
   benefit pension plans                                                    
   (net of income taxes of                                                  
   $806 and $1,336 for the                                                  
   three and nine-month                                                     
   periods)                      (2,083)          -      (3,523)          - 
                                                                            
                            ------------------------------------------------
Other comprehensive income                                                  
 (loss)                           1,209      (4,264)       (356)        266 
                            ------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive income                283      12,212      24,943      44,587 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Attributable to shareholders        283      12,369      25,034      45,065 
Attributable to non-                                                        
 controlling interests                -        (157)        (91)       (478)
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                    283      12,212      24,943      44,587 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Interim Consolidated     
Financial Statements.                                                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
UNI-SELECT INC.                                                             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY                                 
(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)                                     


                                               Attributable to shareholders 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
                                                       Equity               
                                                 component of               
                                     Accumulated  convertible               
                                           other   debentures               
                                   comprehensive          and               
                                          income  contributed      Retained 
                    Share capital      (Note 14)      surplus      earnings 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                                $              $            $             $ 
Balance, December                                                           
 31, 2010                  39,099          4,700          375       337,795 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Net earnings                    -              -            -        44,799 
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income                         -            266            -             - 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive income            -            266            -        44,799 
                                                                            
Contributions by and                                                        
 distributions to                                                           
 shareholders                                                               
  Share issuances          49,980              -            -             - 
  Share redemptions          (117)             -            -          (541)
  Issuance of                                                               
   convertible                                                              
   debentures                   -              -        1,687             - 
  Dividends                     -              -            -        (7,991)
  Stock-based                                                               
   compensation                                                             
   expense                      -              -           59             - 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                           49,863              -        1,746        (8,532)
Changes in ownership                                                        
 interests in                                                               
 subsidiaries that                                                          
 do not result in a                                                         
 loss of control                                                            
  Buy-back of non-                                                          
   controlling                                                              
   interests                    -              -            -             - 
  Foreign exchange                                                          
   translation                                                              
   adjustment on                                                            
   non-controlling                                                          
   interests                    -              -            -             - 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September                                                          
 30, 2011                  88,962          4,966        2,121       374,062 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                                                            
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, December                                                           
 31, 2011                  88,940          6,216        2,139       375,262 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Net earnings                    -              -            -        25,390 
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income                         -          3,167            -        (3,523)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive income            -          3,167            -        21,867 
                                                                            
Contributions by and                                                        
 distributions to                                                           
 shareholders                                                               
  Share issuances              29              -            -             - 
  Share redemptions          (136)             -            -          (612)
  Dividends                     -              -            -        (8,435)
  Stock-based                                                               
   compensation                                                             
   expense                      -              -           28             - 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                             (107)             -           28        (9,047)
Changes in ownership                                                        
 interests in                                                               
 subsidiaries that                                                          
 do not result in a                                                         
 loss of control                                                            
  Buy-back of non-                                                          
   controlling                                                              
   interests                    -              -          (98)            - 
  Foreign exchange                                                          
   translation                                                              
   adjustment on                                                            
   non-controlling                                                          
   interests                    -              -            -             - 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September                                                          
 30, 2012                  88,833          9,383        2,069       388,082 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
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                           Attributable to non-                             
                          controlling interests                             
                                       (Note 8)                Total equity 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                                              $                           $ 
Balance, December                                                           
 31, 2010                                 2,623                     384,592 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Net earnings                               (478)                     44,321 
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income                                       -                         266 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive income                       (478)                     44,587 
                                                                            
Contributions by and                                                        
 distributions to                                                           
 shareholders                                                               
  Share issuances                             -                      49,980 
  Share redemptions                           -                        (658)
  Issuance of                                                               
   convertible                                                              
   debentures                                 -                       1,687 
  Dividends                                   -                      (7,991)
  Stock-based                                                               
   compensation                                                             
   expense                                    -                          59 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                                              -                      43,077 
Changes in ownership                                                        
 interests in                                                               
 subsidiaries that                                                          
 do not result in a                                                         
 loss of control                                                            
  Buy-back of non-                                                          
   controlling                                                              
   interests                               (634)                       (634)
  Foreign exchange                                                          
   translation                                                              
   adjustment on                                                            
   non-controlling                                                          
   interests                                (40)                        (40)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September                                                          
 30, 2011                                 1,471                     471,582 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                                                            
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, December                                                           
 31, 2011                                 1,033                     473,590 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Net earnings                                (91)                     25,299 
Other comprehensive                                                         
 income                                       -                        (356)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Comprehensive income                        (91)                     24,943 
                                                                            
Contributions by and                                                        
 distributions to                                                           
 shareholders                                                               
  Share issuances                             -                          29 
  Share redemptions                           -                        (748)
  Dividends                                   -                      (8,435)
  Stock-based                                                               
   compensation                                                             
   expense                                    -                          28 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                                              -                      (9,126)
Changes in ownership                                                        
 interests in                                                               
 subsidiaries that                                                          
 do not result in a                                                         
 loss of control                                                            
  Buy-back of non-                                                          
   controlling                                                              
   interests                             (1,053)                     (1,151)
  Foreign exchange                                                          
   translation                                                              
   adjustment on                                                            
   non-controlling                                                          
   interests                                111                         111 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
Balance, September                                                          
 30, 2012                                     -                     488,367 
                    --------------------------------------------------------
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Interim Consolidated     
Financial Statements.                                                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
UNI-SELECT INC.                                                             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS                                        
(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)                                     
                                                                            
                                 Three-month period       Nine-month period 
                                ended September 30,     ended September 30, 
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                                   2012        2011        2012        2011 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                      $           $           $           $ 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES                                                        
Net earnings (loss)                (926)     16,476      25,299      44,321 
Non-cash items                                                              
  Depreciation and                                                          
   amortization (Note 6)          7,157       6,248      20,325      16,428 
  Income tax expense (Note                                                  
   10)                           (5,288)      3,171         734       9,186 
  Finance costs, net (Note                                                  
   5)                             4,661       4,009      14,061      12,724 
  Restructuring charges,                                                    
   write-off of assets and                                                  
   others (Note 7)               17,357           -      17,357           - 
  Net gain on the disposal                                                  
   of property and equipment          -           -           -      (1,728)
  Other non-cash items            1,716         432       2,633         381 
Changes in working capital                                                  
 items                           26,002        (461)     18,126     (29,296)
Interest paid                    (5,014)     (6,168)    (15,145)    (12,316)
Income taxes (paid)                                                         
 recovered                         (200)        799      (1,604)     (8,959)
                            ------------------------------------------------
Cash flows from operating                                                   
 activities                      45,465      24,506      81,786      30,741 
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
INVESTING ACTIVITIES                                                        
Business acquisitions (Note                                                 
 8)                              (2,918)       (237)     (5,247)   (223,002)
Repurchase of non-                                                          
 controlling interests (Note                                                
 8)                                   -        (203)     (1,053)       (432)
Proceeds from business                                                      
 disposals                          423           -         423         157 
Balances of purchase or sale                                                
 price                             (165)        335      (1,062)        454 
Advances to merchant members     (2,324)     (1,644)     (9,377)     (8,251)
Receipts on investments and                                                 
 advances to merchant                                                       
 members                          2,307         177       4,256       1,802 
Acquisitions of property and                                                
 equipment (Note 11)             (2,112)     (3,363)     (7,782)     (7,936)
Disposals of property and                                                   
 equipment (Note 11)                422         302         642       5,984 
Acquisitions and development                                                
 of intangible assets (Note                                                 
 12)                             (4,575)     (6,038)    (11,648)    (21,157)
                            ------------------------------------------------
Cash flows from (used in)                                                   
 investing activities            (8,942)    (10,671)    (30,848)   (252,381)
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
FINANCING ACTIVITIES                                                        
Net increase in bank                                                        
 indebtedness                       120         886         100          55 
Increase in long-term debt          564      17,232      41,358     373,744 
Repayment of long-term debt     (33,585)    (29,242)    (83,865)   (243,216)
Merchant members' deposits                                                  
 in the guarantee fund              (63)        (37)       (138)        178 
Issuance of convertible                                                     
 debentures, net of issuance                                                
 costs                                -           -           -      49,741 
Share issuances, net of                                                     
 issuance costs                       -           -          29      49,361 
Share redemptions                  (735)       (658)       (748)       (658)
Dividends paid                   (2,871)     (2,604)     (8,222)     (7,680)
                            ------------------------------------------------
Cash flows from financing                                                   
 activities                     (36,570)    (14,423)    (51,486)    221,525 
                            ------------------------------------------------
Effects of fluctuations in                                                  
 exchange rates on cash              40         (22)         44         (20)
                            ------------------------------------------------
Decrease in cash                     (7)       (610)       (504)       (135)
Cash, beginning of period         1,174         854       1,671         379 
                            ------------------------------------------------
Cash, end of period               1,167         244       1,167         244 
                            ------------------------------------------------
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Interim Consolidated     
 Financial Statements.                                                      
                                                                            
                                                                            
UNI-SELECT INC.                                                             
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION                                
(In thousands of US dollars, unaudited)                                     


                                           September 30,                    
                                                    2012   December 31, 2011
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                                                       $                   $
ASSETS                                                                      
Current assets                                                              
  Cash                                             1,167               1,671
  Trade and other receivables                    209,251             198,495
  Income taxes receivable                         23,999              25,234
  Inventory                                      513,775             579,246
  Prepaid expenses                                10,866              11,358
                                    ----------------------------------------
  Total current assets                           759,058             816,004
Investments and advances to merchant                                        
 members                                          27,282              22,149
Property and equipment (Note 11)                  48,186              43,134
Intangible assets (Note 12)                      154,487             156,958
Goodwill (Note 12)                               187,698             184,734
Deferred tax assets                               27,433              24,242
                                    ----------------------------------------
TOTAL ASSETS                                   1,204,144           1,247,221
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                                                            
LIABILITIES                                                                 
Current liabilities                                                         
  Bank indebtedness                                  614                 497
  Trade and other payables and other                                        
   provisions                                    270,807             298,686
  Dividends payable                                2,857               2,552
  Current portion of long-term debt                                         
   and merchant members' deposits in                                        
   the guarantee fund                             19,218              15,694
                                    ----------------------------------------
  Total current liabilities                      293,496             317,429
Long-term employee benefit                                                  
 obligations                                      33,073              27,319
Long-term debts                                  296,130             337,319
Convertible debentures                            49,547              47,225
Merchant members' deposits in the                                           
 guarantee fund                                    7,886               7,757
Derivative financial instruments                   2,447               2,505
Deferred tax liabilities                          33,198              34,077
                                    ----------------------------------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                715,777             773,631
                                    ----------------------------------------
EQUITY                                                                      
Share capital                                     88,833              88,940
Contributed surplus                                  382                 452
Equity component of the convertible                                         
 debentures                                        1,687               1,687
Retained earnings                                388,082             375,262
Accumulated other comprehensive                                             
 income (Note 14)                                  9,383               6,216
                                    ----------------------------------------
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                       488,367             472,557
Non-controlling interests                              -               1,033
                                    ----------------------------------------
TOTAL EQUITY                                     488,367             473,590
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                                                            
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                   1,204,144           1,247,221
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of the Interim Consolidated     
 Financial Statements.                                                      

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Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner is Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., will discuss the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conduct a live demonstration of how quickly application development can happen when the need to comply...
Container frameworks, such as Docker, provide a variety of benefits, including density of deployment across infrastructure, convenience for application developers to push updates with low operational hand-holding, and a fairly well-defined deployment workflow that can be orchestrated. Container frameworks also enable a DevOps approach to application development by cleanly separating concerns between operations and development teams. But running multi-container, multi-server apps with containers is very hard. You have to learn five new and different technologies and best practices (libswarm, sy...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DragonGlass, an enterprise search platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. After eleven years of designing and building custom applications, OpenCrowd has launched DragonGlass, a cloud-based platform that enables the development of search-based applications. These are a new breed of applications that utilize a search index as their backbone for data retrieval. They can easily adapt to new data sets and provide access to both structured and unstruc...
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, will discuss IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sector...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. The “Second Containers & Microservices Conference” will take place November 3-5, 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists will peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem fil...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems tha...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefits. The Modern Enterprise model is presented as a newer way to think of enterprise IT, which takes a more holistic approach to embracing modern technologies.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and president of Infobright, will discuss how companies need to rethink their data infrastructure to participate in the IoT, including: Data storage: Understanding the kinds of data: structured, unstructured, big/small? Analytics: What kinds and how responsiv...