Evercore Partners Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results; Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.22 Per Shar

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Evercore Partners Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results; Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.22 Per Share

Highlights

  • Third Quarter Financial Summary
    • Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues of $149.2 million, down 8% and 13%, respectively, compared to Q3 2011 and Q2 2012, which were the two best quarters in the Firm's history
    • Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations of $17.3 million, or $0.40 per share, down 13% and 18% compared to Q3 2011 and Q2 2012, respectively
    • U.S. GAAP Net Revenues of $153.0 million, down 6% and 11% compared to Q3 2011 and Q2 2012, respectively
    • U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $5.3 million, or $0.17 per share, up from $2.0 million, or $0.06 per share, for the same period last year
  • Year-to-Date Financial Summary
    • Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues of $426.9 million, up 4% from last year
    • Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations of $42.8 million, or $0.98 per share, down 13% compared to the same period in 2011
    • U.S. GAAP Net Revenues of $428.3 million, up 4% compared to last year
    • U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $9.9 million, or $0.31 per share, up from $7.9 million, or $0.27 per share, for the same period last year
  • Investment Banking
    • Investment Banking year-to-date net revenue up 10% from last year
    • Continue to advise on prominent transactions, including:
      • Kraft Foods Inc. on its spin-off of Kraft Foods Group
      • MetroPCS on its pending merger with T-Mobile USA
      • Ally Financial on the pending sale of its Canada operations to Royal Bank of Canada
      • AIA Group Limited on its pending acquisition of ING Malaysia
    • Rank eighth in year-to-date U.S. announced transactions (Thomson Reuters)
    • Hired four new Senior Managing Directors
      • George Estey joined as Head of Canada
      • Brett Pickett and Lowell Strug joined as Co-Heads of the Consumer and Retail Group
      • Stephen Goldstein joined the Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group
  • Investment Management
    • Assets Under Management in consolidated businesses were down 2% from Q2 2012 to $11.6 billion
  • Repurchased more than 1 million shares during the quarter. The Board authorized repurchase of an additional 5 million shares
  • Increased quarterly dividend to $0.22 per share

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Evercore Partners Inc. (NYS: EVR) today announced that its Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues were $149.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared with $163.1 million and $172.1 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively. Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues were $426.9 million for the first nine months of the year compared to $408.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $17.3 million, or $0.40 per share, for the third quarter, compared to $19.8 million, or $0.46 per share, a year ago and $21.2 million, or $0.49 per share, last quarter. Year-to-date Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $42.8 million, or $0.98 per share, compared to $49.1 million, or $1.17 per share, for the same period last year.


U.S. GAAP Net Revenues were $153.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared to $163.2 million and $172.5 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively. U.S. GAAP Net Revenues were $428.3 million for the first nine months of the year, compared to $411.5 million for the first nine months of 2011. U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $5.3 million, or $0.17 per share, for the third quarter, compared to $2.0 million, or $0.06 per share, a year ago and $7.9 million, or $0.25 per share, last quarter. U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $9.9 million, or $0.31 per share, for the first nine months of the year, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.27 per share, for the same period last year.

The Adjusted Pro Forma compensation ratio for the current quarter was 60%, compared to 62% and 60% for the quarters ended September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012, respectively. The Adjusted Pro Forma compensation ratio for the trailing twelve months was 60%, compared to 60% for the twelve months ended September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The U.S. GAAP compensation ratio for the three months ended September 30, 2012, September 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012 was 66%, 70% and 66%, respectively. The U.S. GAAP trailing twelve-month compensation ratio of 69% compares to 68% for the twelve months ended September 30, 2011 and 70% for the twelve months ended June 30, 2012.

Evercore's quarterly results may fluctuate significantly due to the timing and amount of transaction fees earned, as well as other factors. Accordingly, financial results in any particular quarter may not be representative of future results over a longer period of time.

"We are pleased with our third quarter results, reporting our third best quarter for revenue on sustained strong performance in our Advisory business. Our Wealth Management and Institutional Equities businesses continue to take market share and investment performance is improving in the Institutional Asset Management business. While market conditions remain challenging, we are working hard to sustain this momentum through the end of the year and into 2013, continuing to build market share in each of our core businesses," said Ralph Schlosstein, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our results further demonstrate our commitment to delivering strong returns to our shareholders. During the quarter we repurchased more than 1 million shares of stock (2.6 million shares year to date) and increased our dividend by 10% to $0.22 per share. The increased dividend and our Board's authorization of a new stock repurchase program for 5 million shares, more than double the size of the prior program, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to delivering returns to our shareholders as we continue to grow."

"Evercore continues to grow and gain market share. Compared to this time last year, our year-to-date Investment Banking revenues have grown by 10%, despite a 15% decrease in global announced M&A volume and a 27% decrease in global completed M&A volume. We were again strong competitively, ranking eighth among all firms in year-to-date U.S. announced deals. We continued our long standing practice of adding talented Senior Managing Directors, hiring four new SMDs who will strengthen our Consumer, Restructuring and Canada businesses," said Roger Altman, Executive Chairman.

 

Consolidated U.S. GAAP and Adjusted Pro Forma Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)

 
U.S. GAAP
Three Months Ended % Change vs. Nine Months Ended
September 30, June 30, September 30,June 30, September 30,September 30, September 30, 
2012201220112012201120122011

% Change

(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues$153,029$172,497$163,181(11%)(6%)$428,324$411,4834%
Operating Income$14,245$21,195$13,442(33%)6%$23,297$36,821(37%)
Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc.$5,301$7,934$1,957(33%)171%$9,867$7,92125%
Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations$0.17$0.25$0.06(32%)183%$0.31$0.2715%
Compensation Ratio66%66%70%69%69%
Operating Margin9%12%8%5%9%
 
Adjusted Pro Forma
Three Months Ended% Change vs.Nine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
2012201220112012201120122011% Change
(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues$149,247$172,115$163,094(13%)(8%)$426,883$408,7284%
Operating Income$29,391$36,452$33,383(19%)(12%)$74,774$86,240(13%)
Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc.$17,275$21,185$19,792(18%)(13%)$42,777$49,062(13%)
Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations$0.40$0.49$0.46(18%)(13%)$0.98$1.17(16%)
Compensation Ratio60%60%62%61%60%
Operating Margin20%21%20%18%21%
 

The U.S. GAAP and Adjusted Pro Forma results for September 30, 2011 present the continuing operations of the Company, which exclude amounts related to Evercore Asset Management ("EAM"), whose operations were discontinued during the fourth quarter of 2011. See page A-1 for the full financial results of the Company including its discontinued operations.

Throughout the discussion of Evercore's business segments, information is presented on an Adjusted Pro Forma basis, which is an unaudited non-generally accepted accounting principles ("non-GAAP") measure. Adjusted Pro Forma results begin with information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), and then those results are adjusted to exclude certain items and reflect the conversion of vested and unvested Evercore LP Units into Class A shares. Evercore believes that the disclosed Adjusted Pro Forma measures and any adjustments thereto, when presented in conjunction with comparable U.S. GAAP measures, are useful to investors to compare Evercore's results across several periods and facilitate an understanding of Evercore's operating results. Evercore uses these measures to evaluate its operating performance, as well as the performance of individual employees. These measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.For more information about the Adjusted Pro Forma basis of reporting used by management to evaluate the performance of Evercore and each line of business, including reconciliations of U.S. GAAP results to an Adjusted Pro Forma basis, see pages A-2 through A-11 included in Annex I.These Adjusted Pro Forma amounts are allocated to the Company's two business segments: Investment Banking and Investment Management.

Business Line Reporting

A discussion of Adjusted Pro Forma revenues and expenses from continuing operations is presented below for the Investment Banking and Investment Management segments. Unless otherwise stated, all of the financial measures presented in this discussion are Adjusted Pro Forma measures. For a reconciliation of the Adjusted Pro Forma segment data to U.S. GAAP results, see pages A-2 to A-11 in Annex I.

Investment Banking

For the third quarter, Evercore's Investment Banking segment reported net revenues of $128.2 million, which represents a decrease of 7% year-over-year and 15% sequentially. Operating income of $27.4 million decreased by 12% from the third quarter of last year and 23% sequentially. Operating margins were 21% in comparison to 22% this time last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, Investment Banking reported net revenues of $364.4 million, an increase of 10% from last year. Year-to-date operating income was $70.4 million compared to $76.8 million last year. Year-to-date operating margins were 19%, compared to 23% last year. The Company had 61 Investment Banking Senior Managing Directors as of September 30, 2012.

 
Adjusted Pro Forma
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, June 30, 

September 30,

September 30, September 30,
20122012

2011

20122011
(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues:
Investment Banking$127,588$151,397$138,121$363,605$330,169
Other Revenue, net 647  (187) 230  820  949 
Net Revenues 128,235  151,210  138,351  364,425  331,118 
 
Expenses:
Employee Compensation and Benefits77,33189,82985,945221,622200,723
Non-compensation Costs 23,504  25,858  21,301  72,373  53,568 
Total Expenses 100,835  115,687  107,246  293,995  254,291 
 
Operating Income$27,400 $35,523 $31,105 $70,430 $76,827 
 
Compensation Ratio60%59%62%61%61%
Operating Margin21%23%22%19%23%
 
 
U.S. GAAP
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20122012201120122011
(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues:
Investment Banking$133,850$154,426$139,995$372,771$337,743
Other Revenue, net (435) (1,262) (829) (2,407) (2,222)
Net Revenues 133,415  153,164  139,166  370,364  335,521 
 
Expenses:
Employee Compensation and Benefits88,774100,75498,059257,757232,766
Non-compensation Costs30,18029,16525,66086,19965,481
Special Charges -  662  2,626  662  2,626 
Total Expenses  Read Full Story

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