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Brookfield Business Partners Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Brookfield, News, Nov. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBUC, BBU; TSX: BBUC, BBU.UN) announced today financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

“We are pleased with our strong third quarter results in a challenging environment and our excellent progress on capital recycling initiatives,” said Cyrus Madon, CEO of Brookfield Business Partners. “The proceeds we expect to generate from the recently announced sale of our nuclear technology services operation will meaningfully enhance our corporate liquidity and position us well to continue building value in our business.”

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions (except per unit amounts), unaudited 2022  2021  2022 2021
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders1$(33)$87 $138$602
Net income (loss) per limited partnership unit2$(0.14)$0.59 $0.69$3.53
      
Adjusted EBITDA3$627 $443 $1,676$1,211

Net loss attributable to unitholders for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $33 million (loss of $0.14 per limited partnership unit) compared to net income of $87 million ($0.59 per limited partnership unit) in the prior period. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $627 million compared to $443 million in the prior period, reflecting increased contribution from businesses acquired during the past 12 months.

Operational Update

The following table presents Adjusted EBITDA by segment:

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions, unaudited 2022  2021   2022  2021 
Business Services$229 $163  $509 $412 
Industrials 228  171   649  488 
Infrastructure Services 205  140   618  401 
Corporate and Other (35) (31)  (100) (90)
Adjusted EBITDA3$627 $443  $1,676 $1,211 

Our Business Services segment generated Adjusted EBITDA of $229 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $163 million for the same period in 2021. Results benefited from the contributions of new acquisitions, partially offset by reduced contribution from our residential mortgage insurer. Current period results included contributions from our dealer software and technology services operation and our Australian residential mortgage lender which we acquired in July 2022 and May 2022, respectively.

Our Industrials segment generated Adjusted EBITDA of $228 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $171 million during the same period in 2021. Results benefited from the contributions of new acquisitions, resilient performance of our advanced energy storage operation and increased contribution from other smaller operations. Current period results included contributions from our engineered components manufacturer and our solar power solutions provider which we acquired in October 2021 and August 2021, respectively.

Our Infrastructure Services segment generated Adjusted EBITDA of $205 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $140 million during the same period in 2021. Results benefited from the contributions of new acquisitions, partially offset by decreased contribution from our offshore oil services operation. Current period results included contributions from our modular building leasing services operation and lottery services operation which we acquired in December 2021 and April 2022, respectively.

The following table presents Adjusted EFO4 by segment:

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions, unaudited 2022  2021   2022  2021 
Business Services$152 $109  $383 $272 
Industrials 131  101   354  738 
Infrastructure Services 102  91   365  236 
Corporate and Other (46) (25)  (111) (69)

Adjusted EFO for the three months ended September 30, 2022 reflected increased contributions from our Business Services, Industrials and Infrastructure Services operating segments. Adjusted EFO in the current period included an $11 million after-tax net gain on the partial sale of our investment in public securities.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Nuclear Technology Services
    In October 2022 we agreed to sell Westinghouse, our nuclear technology services operation, to a strategic consortium led by Cameco Corporation and Brookfield Renewable Partners for a total enterprise value of approximately $8 billion including proceeds from the separate sale of a non-core asset expected to be received prior to closing the transaction. We expect to generate approximately $1.8 billion in net proceeds from the sale of our 44% interest in the business. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2023, subject to certain conditions, including Brookfield Business Partners unitholder approval, regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

    Since reaching an agreement to sell Westinghouse, unitholders representing more than 50% of the votes eligible to be cast have provided us with written support to vote in favor of the transaction. With that support, we have applied to the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) for exemptive relief from the requirements to call a special unitholder meeting to approve the transaction and to send an informational circular to unitholders, as previously described in our October 11, 2022 press release. If granted exemptive relief, we would obtain minority unitholder approval by written consent and provide additional disclosure describing the transaction to unitholders on SEDAR. In the absence of exemptive relief, a special meeting of unitholders will be held and an informational circular will be mailed to unitholders as previously contemplated, the timing of which, if required, will be provided in due course. The exemptive relief has not yet been obtained and there can be no assurance that the OSC will grant the exemptive relief.

  • Audience Measurement Services
    In October 2022 we completed the privatization of Nielsen alongside our partner in the business. Nielsen is the market leader in third-party audience measurement, data and analytics across all forms of media and content.
  • Payment Processing Services
    In August 2022 we completed the acquisition of 60% of Magnati, a Middle East based payment processing services provider, for an equity investment of approximately $190 million, of which we funded approximately $70 million for a 22% ownership interest.

Liquidity

We ended the quarter with approximately $2.5 billion of liquidity at the corporate level including $538 million of cash and liquid securities, $1.2 billion of availability on our credit facilities and $750 million of remaining availability on Brookfield Asset Management's commitment to subscribe for up to $1.5 billion of perpetual preferred equity securities.

Distribution

The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly distribution in the amount of $0.0625 per unit, payable on December 30, 2022 to unitholders of record as at the close of business on November 30, 2022.

Additional Information

The Board has reviewed and approved this news release, including the summarized unaudited consolidated financial statements contained herein.

Brookfield Business Partners’ Letter to Unitholders and the Supplemental Information are available on our website https://bbu.brookfield.com under Reports & Filings.

Notes:

  1. Attributable to limited partnership unitholders, general partnership unitholders, redemption-exchange unitholders, special limited partnership unitholders and BBUC exchangeable shareholders.
  2. Net income (loss) per limited partnership unit calculated as net income (loss) attributable to limited partners divided by the average number of limited partnership units outstanding for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 which was 74.6 million and 75.5 million, respectively (September 30, 2021: 78.3 million and 78.6 million, respectively).
  3. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure of operating performance presented as net income and equity accounted income at the Partnership’s economic ownership interest in consolidated subsidiaries and equity accounted investments, respectively, excluding the impact of interest income (expense), net, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, gains (losses) on acquisition/disposition, net, transaction costs, restructuring charges, revaluation gains or losses, impairment expenses or reversals, other income (expense), net, and distributions to preferred equity holders. The Partnership’s economic ownership interest in consolidated subsidiaries and equity accounted investments excludes amounts attributable to non-controlling interests consistent with how the Partnership determines net income attributable to non-controlling interests in its IFRS consolidated statement of operating results. The Partnership believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a comprehensive understanding of the ability of its businesses to generate recurring earnings which allows users to better understand and evaluate the underlying financial performance of the Partnership’s operations and excludes items that the Partnership believes do not directly relate to revenue earning activities and are not normal, recurring items necessary for business operations. Please refer to the reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA included elsewhere in this release.
  4. Adjusted EFO is the Partnership’s segment measure of profit or loss and is presented as net income and equity accounted income at the Partnership’s economic ownership interest in consolidated subsidiaries and equity accounted investments, respectively, excluding the impact of depreciation and amortization, deferred income taxes, transaction costs, restructuring charges, revaluation gains or losses, impairment expenses or reversals, and other income or expense items that are not directly related to revenue generating activities. The Partnership’s economic ownership interest in consolidated subsidiaries excludes amounts attributable to non-controlling interests consistent with how the Partnership determines net income attributable to non-controlling interests in its IFRS consolidated statement of operating results. In order to provide additional insight regarding the Partnership’s operating performance over the lifecycle of an investment, Adjusted EFO includes the impact of preferred equity distributions and realized disposition gains or losses, recorded in net income, other comprehensive income, or directly in equity, such as ownership changes. Adjusted EFO does not include legal and other provisions that may occur from time to time in the partnership's operations and that are one-time or non-recurring and not directly tied to the partnership's operations, such as those for litigation or contingencies. Adjusted EFO includes expected credit losses and bad debt allowances recorded in the normal course of the partnership's operations. Adjusted EFO allows the Partnership to evaluate its segments on the basis of return on invested capital generated by its operations and allows the Partnership to evaluate the performance of its segments on a levered basis.

Brookfield Business Partners is a global business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that provide essential products and services and benefit from a strong competitive position. Investors have flexibility to invest in our company either through Brookfield Business Corporation (NYSE, TSX: BBUC), a corporation, or Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE: BBU; TSX: BBU.UN), a limited partnership. For more information, please visit https://bbu.brookfield.com.

Brookfield Business Partners is the flagship listed vehicle of Brookfield Asset Management’s Private Equity Group. Brookfield Asset Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with over $750 billion of assets under management. More information is available at www.brookfield.com.

Please note that Brookfield Business Partners’ previous audited annual and unaudited quarterly reports have been filed on SEDAR and EDGAR and are available at https://bbu.brookfield.com under Reports & Filings. Hard copies of the annual and quarterly reports can be obtained free of charge upon request.

For more information, please contact:

Media:
Sebastien Bouchard
Tel: +1 (416) 943-7937
Email: [email protected]

Investors:
Alan Fleming
Tel: +1 (416) 645-2736
Email: [email protected]

Conference Call and Quarterly Earnings Webcast Details

Investors, analysts and other interested parties can access Brookfield Business Partners’ third quarter 2022 results as well as the Letter to Unitholders and Supplemental Information on our website https://bbu.brookfield.com under Reports & Filings.

The results call can be accessed via webcast on November 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time at BBU2022Q3Webcast or participants can preregister at BBU2022Q3ConferenceCall. Upon registering, participants will be emailed a dial-in number, direct passcode, and unique PIN. A replay of the webcast will be available at https://bbu.brookfield.com.


Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

 As at
US$ millions, unauditedSeptember 30, 2022  December 31, 2021
       
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $3,056    $2,588
Financial assets  12,249     8,550
Accounts and other receivable, net  6,570     5,638
Inventory and other assets  7,469     6,359
Property, plant and equipment  14,525     15,325
Deferred income tax assets  1,233     888
Intangible assets  23,371     14,806
Equity accounted investments  2,052     1,480
Goodwill  14,431     8,585
Total Assets $84,956    $64,219
       
Liabilities and Equity      
Liabilities      
Corporate borrowings $2,100    $1,619
Accounts payable and other  20,554     19,636
Non-recourse borrowings in subsidiaries of Brookfield Business Partners  42,558     27,457
Deferred income tax liabilities  3,612     2,507
       
Equity      
Limited partners1,334       2,252    
Non-controlling interests attributable to:      
Redemption-exchange units  1,249       2,011    
Special limited partners             
BBUC exchangeable shares  1,305           
Preferred securities  765       15    
Interest of others in operating subsidiaries  11,479       8,722    
   16,132     13,000
Total Liabilities and Equity $84,956    $64,219

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Operating Results

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions, unaudited 2022  2021   2022  2021 
      
Revenues$14,739 $12,043  $42,837 $33,107 
Direct operating costs (13,545) (11,155)  (39,814) (30,682)
General and administrative expenses (364) (247)  (974) (751)
Interest income (expense), net (717) (358)  (1,733) (1,057)
Equity accounted income (loss), net 38  25   129  61 
Impairment reversal (expense), net (20)    58  (201)
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net 11     11  1,823 
Other income (expense), net (214) (20)  (531) (78)
Income (loss) before income tax (72) 288   (17) 2,222 
Income tax (expense) recovery     
Current (132) (119)  (286) (430)
Deferred 160  131   572  246 
Net income (loss)$(44)$300  $269 $2,038 
Attributable to:     
Limited partners$(11)$46  $52 $277 
Non-controlling interests attributable to:     
Redemption-exchange units (11) 41   47  246 
Special limited partners        79 
BBUC exchangeable shares (11)    39   
Preferred securities 5     5   
Interest of others in operating subsidiaries (16) 213   126  1,436 

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2022
US$ millions, unaudited  Business Services
   Infrastructure Services
   Industrials
   Corporate and Other
   Total
 
           
Net income (loss) $168  $(179) $12  $(45) $(44)
           
Add or subtract the following:          
Depreciation and amortization expense  225   370   325      920 
Impairment reversal (expense), net  20            20 
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net        (11)     (11)
Other income (expense), net1  49   67   94   4   214 
Income tax (expense) recovery  45   (21)  (36)  (16)  (28)
Equity accounted income (loss), net  (11)  (9)  (18)     (38)
Interest income (expense), net  185   220   290   22   717 
Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA2  13   37   23      73 
Amounts attributable to non-controlling interests3  (465)  (280)  (451)     (1,196)
Adjusted EBITDA $229  $205  $228  $(35) $627 

Notes

  1. Other income (expense), net corresponds to amounts that are not directly related to revenue earning activities and are not normal, recurring income or expenses necessary for business operations. The components of other income (expense), net include $125 million of net revaluation losses, $88 million of business separation expenses, stand-up costs and restructuring charges, $50 million of transaction costs and $49 million of other income.
  2. Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA corresponds to the Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the Partnership that is generated by its investments in associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
  3. Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries.

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
US$ millions, unaudited  Business Services
   Infrastructure Services
   Industrials
   Corporate and Other
   Total
 
           
Net income (loss) $313  $10  $63  $(117) $269 
           
Add or subtract the following:          
Depreciation and amortization expense  457   961   990      2,408 
Impairment reversal (expense), net  23   125   (206)     (58)
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net        (11)     (11)
Other income (expense), net1  110   161   249   11   531 
Income tax (expense) recovery  95   (425)  89   (45)  (286)
Equity accounted income (loss)  (26)  (39)  (64)     (129)
Interest income (expense), net  326   541   815   51   1,733 
Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA2  37   102   69      208 
Amounts attributable to non-controlling interests3  (826)  (818)  (1,345)     (2,989)
Adjusted EBITDA $509  $618  $649  $(100) $1,676 

Notes

  1. Other income (expense), net corresponds to amounts that are not directly related to revenue earning activities and are not normal, recurring income or expenses necessary for business operations. The components of other income (expense), net include $273 million of net revaluation losses, $154 million of business separation expenses, stand-up costs and restructuring charges, $109 million of transaction costs, $26 million of net gains on the sale of property, plant and equipment and $21 million of other expenses.
  2. Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA corresponds to the Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the partnership that is generated by our investments in associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
  3. Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries.

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

  Three Months Ended September 30, 2021
US$ millions, unaudited  Business Services
   Infrastructure Services
   Industrials
   Corporate and Other
   Total
 
           
Net income (loss) $182  $(19) $165  $(28) $300 
           
Add or subtract the following:          
Depreciation and amortization expense  120   171   265      556 
Other income (expense), net1  8   18   (9)  3   20 
Income tax (expense) recovery  66   5   (73)  (10)  (12)
Equity accounted income (loss), net  (6)     (19)     (25)
Interest income (expense), net  64   83   207   4   358 
Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA2  11   28   20      59 
Amounts attributable to non-controlling interests3  (282)  (146)  (385)     (813)
Adjusted EBITDA $163  $140  $171  $(31) $443 

Notes:

  1. Other income (expense), net corresponds to amounts that are not directly related to revenue earning activities and are not normal, recurring income or expenses necessary for business operations. The components of other income (expense), net include $69 million of net revaluation gains, $56 million of business separation expenses, stand-up costs and restructuring charges, $16 million of net losses on debt extinguishment/modification and $17 million of other expenses.
  2. Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA corresponds to the Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the Partnership that is generated by its investments in associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
  3. Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries.

Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures

  Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
US$ millions, unaudited  Business Services
   Infrastructure Services
   Industrials
   Corporate and Other
   Total
 
           
Net income (loss) $415  $(85) $1,781  $(73) $2,038 
           
Add back or deduct the following:          
Depreciation and amortization expense  344   519   788      1,651 
Impairment reversal (expense), net  (13)     214      201 
Gain (loss) on acquisitions/dispositions, net        (1,823)     (1,823)
Other income (expense), net1  43   27   4   4   78 
Income tax expense (recovery)  158   18   40   (32)  184 
Equity accounted income (loss)  (4)  (6)  (51)     (61)
Interest income (expense), net  176   250   620   11   1,057 
Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA2  19   88   60      167 
Amounts attributable to non-controlling interests3  (726)  (410)  (1,145)     (2,281)
Adjusted EBITDA $412  $401  $488  $(90) $1,211 

Notes:

  1. Other income (expense), net corresponds to amounts that are not directly related to revenue earning activities and are not normal, recurring income or expenses necessary for business operations. The components of other income (expense), net include $215 million of net revaluation gains, $130 million of business separation expenses, stand-up costs and restructuring charges, $21 million of transaction costs, $28 million of net loss on debt extinguishment/modification and $114 million of other expenses.
  2. Equity accounted Adjusted EBITDA corresponds to the Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the partnership that is generated by our investments in associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
  3. Adjusted EBITDA that is attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries.

Brookfield Business Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Brookfield, News, November 4, 2022 – Brookfield Business Corporation (NYSE, TSX: BBUC) announced today its net income (loss) for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, which is captured in Brookfield Business Partners’ financial statements and results.

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions, unaudited 2022 2021  2022 2021
      
Net income (loss) attributable to Brookfield Business Partners$92$1 $717$

Net income attributable to Brookfield Business Partners for the three months ended September 30, 2022 was $92 million compared to $1 million during the same period in 2021. Current period results included contribution from our dealer software and technology services operation which we acquired in July 2022 and a remeasurement gain on our exchangeable and class B shares that are classified as liabilities under IFRS. As at September 30, 2022, the exchangeable and class B shares were remeasured to reflect the closing price of $19.46 per unit.

Dividend

The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.0625 per share, payable on December 30, 2022 to shareholders of record as at the close of business on November 30, 2022. This dividend is identical in amount per share and has identical record and payment dates to the quarterly distribution declared today by the Board of Directors of the general partner of Brookfield Business Partners on its units.

Additional Information

Each exchangeable share of Brookfield Business Corporation has been structured with the intention of providing an economic return equivalent to one unit of Brookfield Business Partners L.P. Each exchangeable share will be exchangeable at the option of the holder for one unit. Brookfield Business Corporation will target that dividends on its exchangeable shares will be declared and paid at the same time as distributions are declared and paid on the Brookfield Business Partners’ units and that dividends on each exchangeable share will be declared and paid in the same amount as distributions are declared and paid on each unit to provide holders of exchangeable shares with an economic return equivalent to holders of units.

In addition to carefully considering the disclosures made in this news release in its entirety, shareholders are strongly encouraged to carefully review the Letter to Unitholders, Supplemental Information and other continuous disclosure filings which are available at https://bbu.brookfield.com.

Please note that Brookfield Business Corporation’s previous audited annual and unaudited quarterly reports have been filed on SEDAR and EDGAR and are available at https://bbu.brookfield.com/bbuc under Reports & Filings. Hard copies of the annual and quarterly reports can be obtained free of charge upon request.

Brookfield Business Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

 As at
US$ millions, unauditedSeptember 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
      
Assets     
Cash and cash equivalents $883    $894 
Financial assets  611     349 
Accounts and other receivable, net  2,616     2,281 
Inventory, net  600     580 
Other assets  1,458     920 
Property, plant and equipment  3,538     4,036 
Deferred income tax assets  579     348 
Intangible assets  9,266     4,226 
Equity accounted investments  246     70 
Goodwill  6,806     2,216 
Total Assets $26,603    $15,920 
      
Liabilities and Equity     
Liabilities     
Accounts payable and other $7,233    $7,191 
Loan payable to Brookfield Business Partners       1,860 
Non-recourse borrowings in subsidiaries of Brookfield Business Corporation  13,247     5,246 
Exchangeable and class B shares  1,420      
Deferred income tax liabilities  1,545     487 
Equity     
Brookfield Business Partners131     $(516)    
Non-controlling interests  3,027      1,652     
   3,158     1,136 
Total Liabilities and Equity $26,603    $15,920 


Brookfield Business Corporation

Consolidated Statements of Operating Results

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
US$ millions, unaudited 2022  2021   2022  2021 
      
Revenues$2,905 $2,340  $7,474 $7,161 
Direct operating costs (2,604) (2,162)  (6,739) (6,606)
General and administrative expenses (129) (74)  (269) (216)
Interest income (expense), net (248) (106)  (488) (305)
Equity accounted income (loss), net 3  2   6  3 
Remeasurement of exchangeable and class B shares 126     654   
Other income (expense), net (43) (19)  (110) (46)
Income (loss) before income tax 10  (19)  528  (9)
Income tax (expense) recovery     
Current (27) (9)  (60) (40)
Deferred 48  7   450  21 
Net income (loss)$31 $(21) $918 $(28)
Attributable to:     
Brookfield Business Partners$92 $1  $717 $ 
Non-controlling interests (61) (22)  201  (28)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Statements and Information

Note: This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, include statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of Brookfield Business Partners, as well as regarding recently completed and proposed acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions, and the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods, and include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.”

Although we believe that our anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Brookfield Business Partners to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in the countries and industries in which we do business; including as a result of recessionary factors, rising interest rates, inflation and supply chain issues, as well as the ongoing novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, including any SARS-CoV-2 variants (See “Risks Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the “Risk Factors” section included in our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 (“2021 Annual Report”)); the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates; global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; strategic actions including our ability to complete dispositions and achieve the anticipated benefits therefrom; the ability to complete and effectively integrate acquisitions into existing operations and the ability to attain expected benefits; changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); the ability to appropriately manage human capital; the effect of applying future accounting changes; business competition; operational and reputational risks; technological change; changes in government regulation and legislation within the countries in which we operate; governmental investigations; litigation; changes in tax laws; ability to collect amounts owed; catastrophic events, such as earthquakes; hurricanes and pandemics/epidemics; the possible impact of international conflicts, wars and related developments including Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, terrorist acts and cyber terrorism; and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in our documents filed with the securities regulators in Canada and the United States including in the “Risks Factors” section in our 2021 Annual Report.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements and information, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as required by law, Brookfield Business Partners undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cautionary Statement Regarding the Use of Non-IFRS Measures

This news release contains references to Non-IFRS Measures. Adjusted EBITDA is not a generally accepted accounting measure under IFRS and therefore may differ from definitions used by other entities. We believe this measure is a useful supplemental measure that may assist investors in assessing the financial performance of Brookfield Business Partners and its subsidiaries. However, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, analysis of our financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS.

References to Brookfield Business Partners are to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. together with its subsidiaries, controlled affiliates and operating entities. Brookfield Business Partners’ results include publicly held limited partnership units, redemption-exchange units, general partnership units, BBUC exchangeable shares and special limited partnership units. More detailed information on certain references made in this news release will be available in our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our interim report for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 furnished on Form 6-K.

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