Quarterly Financial Highlights

   
  Quarters ended August 31
  2014 2013(2) Change
(in thousands of dollars, except percentages and per share data) $ $ %
Operations
Revenue 524,523 504,714 3.9
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 229,332 224,608 2.1
Impairment of property, plant and equipment 3,296 - -
Profit for the period 59,229 43,770 35.3
Profit for the period attributable to owners of the Corporation 15,765 13,869 13.7
       
Cash Flow
Cash flow from operating activities 332,218 233,464 42.3
Cash flow from operations(1) 184,781 162,138 14.0
Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment, intangible and other assets(3) 166,642 108,756 53.2
Free cash flow(1) 18,139 53,382 (66.0)
       
Financial Condition(4)
Property, plant and equipment 1,852,270 1,874,866 (1.2)
Total assets 5,367,730 5,348,627 0.4
Indebtedness(5) 2,848,040 3,054,275 (6.8)
Equity attributable to owners of the Corporation 513,965 456,905 12.5
       
Per Share Data(6)
Earnings per share attributable to the owners of the Corporation      
Basic 0.94 0.83 13.3
Diluted 0.94 0.82 14.6


(1) The indicated terms do not have standardized definitions prescribed by IFRS, and therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. For more details, please consult the “Non-IFRS financial measures” section of the MD&A.

(2) Comparative figures have been adjusted to comply with the adoption of IAS 19 Employee Benefits. For further details, please refer to Note 3 of the consolidated financial statements.

(3) Fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 acquisitions of property, plant and equipment, intangible and other assets include assets acquired under finance lease of $0.9 million that are excluded from the statements of cash flows.

(4) At August 31, 2014 and August 31, 2014.

(5) Indebtedness is defined as the aggregate of bank indebtedness, principal on long-term debt, balance due on business combinations and obligations under derivative financial instruments.

(6) Per multiple and subordinate voting share.