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Brookfield Enterprise Companions LP (NYSE:BBU)
Q3 2021 Earnings Name
Nov 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

Ready Remarks
Questions and Solutions
Name Contributors

Ready Remarks:

Operator

Welcome to the Brookfield Enterprise Companions’ Third Quarter 2021 Outcomes Convention Name and Webcast. [Operator Instructions]

Now I want to flip the convention over to Alan Fleming, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go forward, Mr. Fleming.

Alan Fleming — Vice President of Investor Relations

Thanks, operator, and good morning. Earlier than we start, I would prefer to remind you that in responding to questions and speaking about our progress initiatives and our monetary and working efficiency, we might make forward-looking statements. These statements are topic to recognized and unknown dangers, and future outcomes might differ materially. For additional info on recognized danger elements, I encourage you to evaluation our filings with the securities regulators in Canada and the U.S., which can be found on our web site. Becoming a member of me at the moment on the decision is Cyrus Madon, Chief Government Officer; Denis Turcotte, Chief Working Officer; and Jaspreet Dehl, our Chief Monetary Officer. I am going to flip the decision first over to Cyrus to supply an replace on our enterprise. Denis will then talk about current actions at our Nuclear Know-how Companies operations, and Jaspreet will end with a evaluation of our monetary outcomes. We’ll then be obtainable to take your questions. And with that, I am going to go it over to Cyrus.

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Thanks, Alan, and good morning, everybody. Recognize you becoming a member of us at the moment. We had an ideal quarter. We generated sturdy progress in EBITDA and FFO, and we proceed to be actually happy with how our general enterprise is performing. We’re engaged on numerous initiatives to proceed constructing long-term worth, and our stability sheet is in nice form. Final week, we reached an settlement to accumulate Scientific Video games Lottery enterprise for $5.8 billion. This enterprise is an important supplier of providers and expertise to many of the main government-sponsored lottery packages world wide. Lotteries characterize a essential and rising supply of funding for governments globally. In lots of circumstances, proceeds from these packages are straight earmarked to fund necessary social infrastructure initiatives associated to healthcare, training, senior providers, infrastructure and environmental safety. Actually, over $100 billion of lottery gross sales yearly are directed to funding these kind of packages. And with growing funds deficits, we anticipate governments to rely much more on the proceeds generated from lottery packages as a funding different.

Scientific Video games Lottery enterprise is rather well positioned with long-term partnerships and the capabilities to satisfy the requirements of service and safety required by extremely regulated lottery packages. Its broad providing contains design, distribution, methods and turnkey expertise options. The enterprise is built-in throughout the lottery ecosystem and its very clear worth proposition has contributed to a excessive degree of buyer retention. We expect we’re buying this high-quality enterprise at an inexpensive worth. We plan to work with administration to assist its progress. We see alternatives to boost service choices to current clients and in addition develop the shopper base. As an important service supplier with a powerful expertise providing, the enterprise can be very properly positioned to learn from the anticipated progress of digital lotteries world wide. We’re funding roughly 30% of the fairness on closing and with the stability of the fairness from our institutional companions.

In October, we closed our acquisition of DexKo International. And simply as a reminder, DexKo is a number one supplier of extremely engineered elements, primarily for industrial trailers and towable gear producers. We invested about $400 million of the fairness for a 35% possession stake. We’re now within the early phases of onboarding and growing our plans for continued progress, increasing into adjoining merchandise and supporting its very profitable acquisition technique. We’re additionally working to shut our acquisition of Modular Group, a number one supplier of modular unit leasing providers in Europe and Asia. We hope to finish this deal by year-end. These are all nice companies. And over the previous few years, we targeted on buying comparable kinds of bigger scale, resilient operations, which has enabled the — enhanced the general profile of BBU.

And when it comes time to start out promoting the bigger companies we have acquired, the dimensions and scale of our monetizations will improve very considerably. Occasionally, we’ll additionally opportunistically purchase smaller companies that we are able to develop and scale. Our current acquisition of Aldo, which closed in August, is a good instance of this. Aldo is a distributor of solar energy kits for the distributed technology market in Brazil. This can be a quickly rising market in Brazil, and Aldo is rather well positioned. It is a market chief with scale, an environment friendly price place and a community of greater than 11,000 impartial resellers. We plan to assist its progress by increasing its service choices and broadening its product portfolio into adjoining markets that may profit from elevated demand for power. On an general foundation, our enterprise continues to develop.

Our adjusted EBITDA is now $1.6 billion for the final 5 — for the final 12 months, properly above $240 million it was 5 years in the past. And our current acquisitions will add about $400 million to our EBITDA based mostly on their annual historic efficiency, which is able to improve as we execute on our price creation plan. On a per unit foundation, our NAV has elevated at an annual compound price of 18%. We’re more than happy with our general progress. Trying ahead, we’re targeted on closing and onboarding our current acquisitions. We’re additionally working to finish the launch of our paired company entity, Brookfield Enterprise Company, and we hope to get this achieved across the finish of this 12 months, topic to regulatory approval. So with that, I will hand it over to Denis.

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Thanks, Cyrus. Good morning, everybody. As Cyrus talked about, we now have enterprise operations professionals working intently with the administration groups at every of our operations to advance their enterprise plans. We offer assist and experience to unlock worth, improve money flows and develop our companies. Westinghouse, our nuclear expertise providers operation, is one among our companies the place our group has had a significant optimistic impression. And I wished to spend a while at the moment offering you with an replace on our progress there. As a reminder, Westinghouse is our world service supplier to the nuclear energy {industry}, the enterprise performs a essential position in making certain the protected and uninterrupted operation of our clients’ energy amenities globally. Westinghouse is the expertise supplier for roughly half of the worldwide nuclear energy fleet. Nearly all of the enterprise’ profitability is generated from frequently recurring plant and refueling upkeep outages and ongoing working enchancment initiatives.

By means of all of the financial disruptions of the final two years, efficiency at Westinghouse has remained remarkably resilient. The enterprise continues to generate lots of free money stream that can proceed to assist distributions as much as BBU, whereas additionally supporting reinvestment alternatives throughout the enterprise, constructing on a broad base of applied sciences to take care of its industry-leading place. Westinghouse’s core enterprise is the supply of gasoline and upkeep providers. The overwhelming majority of its providers are delivered underneath multiyear contracts and the essential and specialised nature of this work ensures very excessive buyer retention. Inside its core enterprise, the overall worth of orders on a per quarter foundation has continued to development upwards since 2019 and underpinned by its steady buyer base with predictable demand pushed by the scheduled timing of outage and upkeep exercise at buyer amenities. At the moment, the corporate is experiencing a powerful fall outage upkeep season executing nearly 30 outages within the Americas with considerably larger scope and volumes in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.

In the course of the quarter, we recognized elevated prices on two legacy manufacturing tasks at one among Westinghouse’s manufacturing amenities in Europe. Each tasks have been underway since earlier than we acquired the enterprise in 2018, contracted in 2010 and 2011 and are progressing towards completion. The prices are predominantly associated to lower-than-expected labor productiveness and better engineering testing and inspection prices on these first-of-a-kind tasks. These two tasks are distinctive of their complexity and construction and usually are not core to the corporate’s ongoing operations. As required with tasks in a loss place, we have acknowledged all estimated future elevated prices this quarter. Extra broadly, our group continues to work intently with administration to advance our ongoing transformation agenda, targeted on optimizing manufacturing, provide chain and G&A prices and on driving natural and inorganic progress.

The group has made significant progress on enhancing its business excellence by aligning the enterprise technique and group with buyer priorities regionally, driving standardization and processes and leveraging knowledge analytics to enhance the enterprise. We expect there’s nonetheless extra room to enhance and have a line of sight to reaching our annual EBITDA goal of — in extra of $700 million towards $800 million over the following few years by way of a mixture of ongoing operational enhancements and contributions from current add-on acquisitions. Westinghouse has efficiently executed seven add-on acquisitions since 2019. Every of those is comparatively small however strategically necessary in augmenting the enterprise’ core engineering and providers capabilities, bolstering its digital product choices and growing its presence in newer markets. In October, the enterprise agreed to accumulate a partial curiosity in a Spanish engineering firm.

The funding additional strengthens the enterprise’ outage upkeep and digital service choices, which is able to improve its competitiveness with clients in Europe and globally. As soon as absolutely built-in and ramped up, we anticipate whole annualized EBITDA from the seven add-on acquisitions accomplished since 2019 to succeed in roughly $70 million annualized, which equates to 10% of whole annual run price EBITDA. The corporate continues to guide the {industry} innovation as properly. As a part of its progress technique, Westinghouse is growing and deploying new merchandise geared toward enhancing the worth proposition of its service choices. It’s main the way in which within the growth of next-generation accident-tolerant gasoline and dealing on progressive new digital options, together with the first-ever 3D-printed gasoline part put in inside a business nuclear reactor.

Because the {industry} chief in expertise and innovation, Westinghouse can be properly positioned to paved the way in commercializing the following technology of nuclear reactor design and power storage options together with the event of modular reactors and — or with wide-ranging purposes. Nuclear energy will play an growing position as a clear power supply to satisfy world decarbonization targets. Westinghouse stays very properly positioned to satisfy its essential position in supporting the protection and reliability of the nuclear energy {industry}, which underpins our confidence within the enterprise’ long-term progress potential. With that, I am going to hand it to Jaspreet.

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Thanks, Denis, and good morning, everybody. As Cyrus talked about, we reported sturdy efficiency within the third quarter, producing adjusted EBITDA or what we formally referred to as firm EBITDA of $443 million in comparison with $381 million final 12 months. Adjusted FFO elevated to $276 million or $1.86 per unit in comparison with $208 million or $1.39 per unit in 2020. Efficiency inside Enterprise Companies was very sturdy in comparison with the prior 12 months. We generated adjusted EBITDA of $163 million. Our residential mortgage insurer contributed $81 million and benefited from low loss ratios, elevated market share and strong new underwriting exercise. Dwelling worth appreciation in Canada has moderated over the previous few months, however the market stays above 2019 ranges and is anticipated to stay resilient in 2022. The enterprise is working with extra capital relative to the required capital adequacy degree.

Yesterday, the Canadian monetary regulator listed a moratorium on dividend will increase for banks and insurance coverage corporations. We hope with this announcement, we’ll be capable to distribute among the extra money within the enterprise by way of a particular dividend by the top of the 12 months. Our healthcare providers in Australia generated adjusted EBITDA of $17 million. Demand for elective surgical procedures at a hospital stays sturdy. Efficiency through the quarter was impacted by intermittent lockdowns and authorities restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria. As these restrictions ease, we’re hopeful that exercise ranges will get well shortly. Our Building enterprise reported adjusted EBITDA of $22 million. Efficiency benefited from sturdy mission execution in Australia, bidding on new enterprise has been sturdy. We secured eight new tasks and ended the quarter with a backlog of roughly $7.8 billion, per the second quarter. Transferring on to our Industrial section.

We generated adjusted EBITDA of $171 million for the third quarter. Our superior power storage operations carried out properly and reported adjusted EBITDA of $120 million. Diminished battery demand from auto producers through the quarter due to world manufacturing reductions was greater than offset by rising demand for higher-margin superior batteries within the aftermarket. We proceed to progress our focused $400 million of annual revenue enchancment and are happy with the money stream technology of the enterprise. And eventually, shifting to our Infrastructure Companies’ section, the place we generated adjusted EBITDA of $140 million for the third quarter of 2021. Nuclear Know-how Companies reported EBITDA of $56 million. Sturdy efficiency was pushed by larger volumes, primarily as a result of timing and scope of the autumn outed cycle throughout the enterprise. In the course of the quarter, we recognized larger prices on two legacy tasks in Europe, which impacted general monetary efficiency, and Denis mentioned this in a little bit little bit of element earlier. Excluding the impression of those legacy mission prices, EBITDA for the quarter elevated by about 15% over prior durations.

Our Work Entry Companies enterprise contributed adjusted EBITDA for the quarter. Industrial finish market exercise ranges are bettering. North American business finish markets have been slower to get well and the enterprise is experiencing some impacts from tighter labor markets in a few of its areas. In the course of the quarter, we acquired Brice Industrial Group, which extends our footprint into strategic U.S. finish markets and repair strains. Earlier than I end my feedback, I would prefer to spend a few minutes on liquidity. Our stability sheet is in nice form. We ended the quarter with $2.3 billion of company liquidity, which supplies us ample capability to proceed funding our progress. We at the moment have initiatives underway to extend liquidity and preserve a powerful company stability sheet. Our operations generate vital money flows, which is able to fund distributions to assist our progress.

Because the earnings of our operations develop, their borrowing capability additionally elevated, and this could present alternatives to extend debt as a way of producing further company liquidity. That stated, we stay aware to finance every of our operations with an applicable degree of long-dated debt at favorable charges, which is nonrecourse to BBU and may be readily serviced and sustained throughout all market cycles. And eventually, over time, we’ll generate vital proceeds as we monetize a few of our investments. We additionally not too long ago elevated our company borrowing capability by roughly $500 million which is able to contribute to us sustaining a powerful company liquidity place. With that, I would like to shut our feedback and switch the decision again over to the operator for questions.

Questions and Solutions:

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Our first query comes from the road of Geoff Kwan with RBC Capital Markets.

Geoff Kwan — RBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Hello, good morning. My first query was on Sagen. Jaspreet, you talked about, clearly, the information out of [Indecipherable] yesterday. And I am simply questioning, the feedback that they’d made was, it appeared like they anticipate corporations to be sort of extra measured by way of dividend will increase, returning capital or buybacks and whatnot. However given Sagen is not public, or probably not public, do you suppose you might need extra flexibility to scale back your extra capital quicker than the publicly traded banks insurers? After which the second a part of my query was, based mostly on the numbers that got here out of Sagen with the [Indecipherable] 170%, my tough math sort of suggests — sorry, the was at 214, but when I assumed 170%, which is above historic, that I feel the mathematics cuts at to about USD300 million that might be pulled out to BBU. Is that appropriate?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

So on the primary half — thanks to your questions, Geoff. On the primary a part of your query, you are proper. Sagen is now personal and — however we’re nonetheless a regulated entity. And extra importantly, we additionally wish to guarantee that we’re managing the enterprise with the suitable degree of capital reserves which are required for the enterprise. And we’re additionally aware of the credit standing and since that is necessary for our clients and sustaining a powerful credit standing for Sagen. Having stated that, you are proper. The MICAT we issued at the moment is at 214%, which is considerably larger than the minimal requirement, which is 150, 150%. And the goal that administration sometimes operates with, which is 160% to 165%. So based mostly on variety of the present obtainable liquidity throughout the enterprise in addition to making certain that we have applicable capital reserves, our view is that we may dividend out roughly at the least USD500 million, and BBU would get its share of that USD500 million. In order that’s sort of the plan for now, however then as you realize properly, Sagen continues to do very properly, continues to generate sturdy free money stream, and there’ll hopefully be alternatives for added distributions down the street.

Geoff Kwan — RBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Okay. After which with respect to GrafTech, they introduced that $150 million share buyback program, is the intent to sort of tender professional rata or to the extent that there is alternative to go larger? Or — how are you approaching that?

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Geoff, Cyrus right here. Look, whether or not we tender into that we may and we’ll simply do what’s opportunistic for us. And as and after we need the liquidity, we’ll simply choose an opportune time. We’re not in any rush to promote our shares right here. If something, the backdrop is fairly sturdy for this firm proper now. So we’ll simply be prudent to do what’s greatest for our stability sheet.

Geoff Kwan — RBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Okay. And simply my final query sort of ties into on the Holdco liquidity. Clearly, you guys have run with extra debt simply since you’ve been extra lively this previous 12 months and a bit. Do you could have an thought with among the liquidity stuff that you are looking at once you suppose you would possibly get again to a internet money place? I do know clearly, there’s been some monetizations you have contemplated that might be fairly large and will get you again to money in a short time, however simply curious your ideas round timing and when that may occur?

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Sure, we’re not working our enterprise round any particular time-frame, Geoff. We really feel we now have an enormous quantity of flexibility at the moment, simply given every part Jaspreet simply talked about, ongoing distributions, the likelihood for up financings with our — in our portfolio are actual and might be fairly substantial. On the similar time, I feel given — simply given the dimensions of our enterprise and the variety of companies we personal at the moment, you possibly can assume — it is best to assume truly that we at all times have one thing on the market. And I am fairly assured that one thing we now have on the market will promote in some unspecified time in the future. Once more, we simply wish to maximize worth. We now have no have to promote something at the moment. But when we wish to create extra liquidity, we are able to at all times do this.

Operator

Our subsequent query comes from the road of Devin Dodge with BMO Capital Markets.

Devin Dodge — BMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Alright thanks. So only a query on the sanitation enterprise in Brazil. Earnings have been rising fairly considerably there. I feel EBITDA was up one thing within the neighborhood like 40percentwithin the first half of the 12 months. Are you able to converse to what the earnings energy of that enterprise might be as extra of the concession investments that you just’re making change into income-generating?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Sure. It is Jaspreet. So your price that the water and lease water enterprise in Brazil has been doing properly. We had a little bit of a gradual begin out of the gate, however during the last couple of years, we have been seeing sturdy execution on the capex packages on the enterprise, which provides new economies and helps EBITDA progress. We additionally added a fairly substantial new concession that was operationalized in the midst of this 12 months. which is all accretive to the underside line within the EBITDA. And we’ll proceed to work with the group there, spend money on the enterprise, and there could also be alternatives to monetize among the extra mature concessions and reinvest these proceeds. However I would say, general, the enterprise is doing properly and continues to do properly.

Devin Dodge — BMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Okay. Possibly simply switching over to Altera. Pretty vital EBITDA raise there versus what you could have been in the previous few quarters. Simply are you able to speak to the drivers of that Q3 efficiency and the way we should always take into consideration its earnings going ahead?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Positive. It is Jaspreet once more. I can begin, and Denis can add. So look, the enterprise continues to be working in a difficult surroundings. We had a little bit little bit of an uplift this quarter as a result of we had some revenue sharing preparations on oil worth and quantity will increase at our clients that had been useful. However the backdrop continues to be difficult for Altera, and we’re persevering with to work with the administration group there to verify we’re supporting sort of initiatives which are ongoing.

Devin Dodge — BMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Okay. And possibly only one clarification. These problematic tasks at Westinghouse that Denis was referring to, how a lot — like how for much longer are we — are you guys going to be engaged on that? When do they wrap up? In the event you can sort of get some context for the way lengthy that shall be within the portfolio.

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Positive. It is two tasks. One is to supply 5 segments to sort of a worldwide fusion reactor mission. The opposite one is to supply 12 steam turbines to EDF. Every contract was in place in 2010, 2011, so are properly underway. The Fusion reactor mission ought to wrap up by — earlier than the top of 2023, and the steam generator mission ought to wrap up by, I feel, round 2028 with the ultimate supply of the twelfth unit plan for that time.

Operator

Our subsequent query comes from the road of Gary Ho with Desjardins Capital.

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Thanks and good morning. Simply going again to Clarios, you talked about the chip scarcity impacting OEM gross sales. Of your vital enterprise in your portfolio that is likely to be impacted by these chip scarcity points. Simply questioning, are you able to touch upon another ones that you just’re seeing that is likely to be impacted by these and/or different provide chain disruptions that we’re seeing within the area?

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Clarios particularly?

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Sure. Clarios and another vital companies that you just is likely to be experiencing.

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Sure. No, we now have nice line of sight to the entire points. We do not see something degrading from this level. And in reality, every part is bettering with every passing day, not simply at Clarios however much more broadly. However this shall be with us for a time period. And we’re targeted on every part we are able to management in that case.

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Okay. After which, Cyrus, simply going again to possibly Geoff’s query on the monetization facet. Possibly are you able to give us an replace on those that you just is likely to be , that is extra mature companies, something imminent?

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Sure. Look, we aren’t going to touch upon particular issues which are on the market or when it is likely to be bought. However as I stated, it is best to assume one thing is on the market at any time limit, simply given the variety of companies we personal now and numerous them are extra mature. However I feel it is higher if we do not remark and if that is OK. However I simply wish to be very clear, we wouldn’t have to promote something at the moment. We’re in a extremely sturdy place right here. Our choice is to be very disciplined as we promote issues simply as we’re after we purchase issues.

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Okay. After which, Cyrus, whereas I’ve you, simply going again to the Scientific Video games transaction. I feel it was reported that the corporate — the guardian firm was going by way of a twin entice course of, the IPO worth was even larger than the $5.8 billion that you just’re paying for. Are you able to give us a glimpse on sort of why you have been profitable with these company carve-outs valuation apart?

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Nicely, look, Scientific Video games, that is all rumor on the road. So take it for what it’s. Nevertheless it was rumored that there was at the least one giant strategic social gathering trying on the enterprise and maybe that decreased the curiosity of some monetary consumers. It was additionally rumored and I feel it is most likely appropriate that they had been working a twin observe course of for an IPO. That will have additionally decreased the curiosity of some consumers. And I feel we had been simply in a position to provide them pace and certainty and rapid liquidity. As you realize, IPO enterprise, then if you would like all of the proceeds, it takes — it may take a while, may take years, proper, to get off that measurement of place. So I feel we provide them pace and certainty and an inexpensive valuation. And we’re — we now — we now have a status as an inexpensive purchaser and never troublesome to take care of by way of these processes. So I feel that reputational benefit made a distinction right here.

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Possibly if I may simply add one factor, it is Jaspreet. I would say simply on the — your query on the operational facet. On the carve-outs, we have a extremely sturdy operations group that works with Denis. And we have now achieved fairly efficiently, stood up a number of company carve-outs like Sagen and Clarios. So once more, that provides us a excessive degree of conviction after we purchase a enterprise like this, and we’ll be capable to stand it up and function it and improve the underlying enterprise.

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Okay. Is sensible. After which simply final one for me, Jaspreet. Exterior of the dividend from Sagen and these inner initiatives that you have highlighted distributions or up financing. Any approach that you could give us a variety or magnitude of the place — what that whole may be?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Sure. In order Cyrus stated with out going into specifics, we have a number of completely different fires going undoubtedly the Sagen dividend. The opposite enterprise that you have seen during the last variety of years the place they’ve fairly frequently given us $200 million to $250 million distribution as Westinghouse and that enterprise continues to carry out properly and our expectation is that we’ll proceed to have dividends there. There’s numerous companies throughout the portfolio which are fairly mature, extra stabilized EBITDA with potential for our financing. So we really feel fairly snug that we have sufficient initiatives underway, however will preserve a powerful stability sheet and liquidity positions and haven’t any drawback funding all of our introduced transactions, together with the Scientific Gaming Lottery enterprise. and even submit that, proceed to take care of vital liquidity to fund future progress.

Operator

And our subsequent query comes from the road of Jaeme Gloyn with Nationwide Financial institution.

Jaeme Gloyn — Nationwide Financial institution — Analyst

Hello, good morning. I simply wished to dig into the opposite segments of the enterprise providers section. So clearly, the — we now have the information on the larger investments. However that different section appears to be doing fairly properly. Additionally, would you be capable to present any coloration on which companies or is it broad-based which are performing properly and driving a few of that good EBITDA progress?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Positive. I can present some high-level coloration. As you discover, we do not — as you famous, we do not normally go into particulars on the entire smaller companies. However broadly the one Toronto, the on line casino enterprise in Canada, the casinos have opened again up, and we have seen sort of sturdy foot visitors there. In order that’s driving optimistic EBITDA. Our gasoline distribution and advertising enterprise within the U.Ok. and Canada has been performing fairly properly. You’ll have seen among the information on gasoline shortages within the U.Ok., which has been optimistic, simply by way of with the ability to provide further quantity out there for that enterprise. In order that’s had a optimistic impression as properly. I would say these are the 2 larger drivers there.

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Okay. Nice. After which within the Industrial section with Cardone. Are you able to discuss among the dynamics which are at play there within the auto elements manufacturing area, possibly a little bit little bit of coloration on how that enterprise is performing and among the dangers you are seeing.

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Positive. The essential driver there’s basically miles pushed, which in case you have entry to that knowledge is down materially, beginning to get well, although. However that is the basic challenge. We’re truly more than happy with the turnaround underway. We’re truly forward of plan on many fronts, and the administration group there continues to reposition our product combine in very favorable methods. However we do want the miles pushed to come back up. We aren’t dropping and, in actual fact, are gaining market share in sure product strains. So it is actually simply the basic macro elements in that state of affairs.

Operator

Your subsequent query comes from the road of Matthew Weekes with IA Capital Markets.

Matthew — IA Capital Markets — Analyst

Hello, Good morning. Thanks for thanking my query. I feel most of mine have been requested at this level. So I am going to most likely simply ask a fast clarification query. I consider you stated earlier that in relation to the 2 legacy tasks in Westinghouse that there have been sort of some price overruns that these had been — these anticipated elevated prices had been all acknowledged within the present quarter. Is that appropriate?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Sure, sure.

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Right.

Matthew — IA Capital Markets — Analyst

Okay. So is it honest to say that, most likely, there may not be an revenue assertion impression going ahead, however will that mirror in form of money flows as time goes on and the work is accomplished on these tasks?

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Sure. It is Jaspreet. So we have labored by way of each of the tasks and have ensured that we have now accrued our greatest estimate of price to finish. So we do not anticipate any further P&L impression. And since they’re loss-making contracts as we incur further prices that can have a money stream impression. And we shall be speaking to at the least one of many clients on potential business remediations, however that is nonetheless by way of TBD at this level. And it will likely be small if we’re profitable.

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

And in parallel, we’ll relaunch an effort targeted on getting the productiveness of the operations up, so hope to have a optimistic impact from that over the following couple of years.

Operator

We now have a follow-up query from the road of Geoff Kwan with RBC Capital Markets.

Geoff Kwan — RBC Capital Markets — Analyst

My query was with all this discuss larger inflation and better charges. Inside your portfolio, which of them do you see as prone to carry out the perfect. And should you needed to choose a number of companies that you just personal that is likely to be a little bit bit extra weak in that surroundings, which of them would they be?

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Nicely, from my perspective, I consider supplies, power and productiveness, labor. And in that regard, the companies which are extra depending on these as a part of its price to fabricate are inherently extra weak, model Safeway for example. There are challenges related to turnover. However once more, the excellent news is the administration groups are hyper-focused on these items. And the worst appears to be, I am going to say, intently behind us, and we see issues bettering shifting ahead in all regards. There are areas, resin materials — uncooked materials resin, for instance, by way of our photo voltaic operation, we have had vital will increase during the last 18 to 24 months. Having stated that, we have been in a position to go these will increase by way of to our clients. So we’re very actively engaged on the business facet of all of those companies, together with model to guarantee that we’re getting forward the place we are able to and shortly catching up the place we will not get forward to go by way of all these incremental prices.

Operator

Thanks. I am going to now flip the convention again over to CEO, Cyrus Madon for any closing remarks.

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Thanks very a lot for becoming a member of us this quarter, and we’ll converse to you in three months. Thanks.

Operator

[Operator Closing Remarks]

Period: 41 minutes

Name members:

Alan Fleming — Vice President of Investor Relations

Cyrus Madon — Managing Associate Chief Government Officer

Denis Turcotte — Managing Associate of Non-public Fairness

Jaspreet Dehl — Managing Associate and Chief Finance Officer of Brookfield Enterprise Companions Restricted

Geoff Kwan — RBC Capital Markets — Analyst

Devin Dodge — BMO Capital Markets — Analyst

Gary Ho — Desjardins Capital — Analyst

Jaeme Gloyn — Nationwide Financial institution — Analyst

Matthew — IA Capital Markets — Analyst

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