Medley Management Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medley Management Inc. (NYSE:MDLY) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Highlights

  • Total assets under management were $3.9 billion, a 51% increase year over year
  • Fee earning assets under management were $3.2 billion, a 45% increase year over year
  • Core Net Income Per Share was $0.25, a 127% increase year over year
  • U.S. GAAP net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. was $0.19 per share

"We are pleased with our strong first quarter performance," said Seth Taube, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Medley Management Inc. "The underlying trends that drive our core businesses remain favorable, and we believe opportunities will increase as traditional lenders continue to withdraw from our segment of the middle market."

Standalone Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

Total revenues increased by 49%, or $8.4 million, to $25.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $17.1 million for the same period in 2014. The increase was due primarily to a $2.6 million increase in management fees due to increases in fee earning AUM, as well as a $6.3 million increase in performance fee revenue.

Total expenses increased by 25%, or $2.3 million to $11.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $9.5 million for the same period in 2014. The increase was due primarily to a $3.5 million increase in compensation and benefits due to higher headcount, partially offset by a decrease of $1.4 million in performance fee compensation.

Total other expense, net increased by $0.5 million to $2.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $1.6 million for the same period in 2014. The increase is due primarily to a $1.5 million increase in interest expense, partially offset by decreases in other expenses.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income increased by 118%, or $7.2 million, to $13.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $6.1 million for the same period in 2014. Core Net Income Per Share increased by 127% to $0.25 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to $0.11 per share in the comparable period in 2014.

Core EBITDA increased by $8.7 million to $15.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $6.8 million for the same period in 2014.

Note: The financial results for the first quarter 2014 reflect those of our operating subsidiaries, Medley LLC and Medley GP Holdings LLC and their consolidated subsidiaries prior to our initial public offering ("IPO") and the related reorganization.

Key Performance Indicators:

  For the Three Months Ended
March 31,
(unaudited)
  2015 2014
  (Amounts in thousands, except AUM,
share and per share data)
Consolidated Financial Data:    
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  $ 9,077  $ 5,788
     
Standalone Data:    
Pre-Tax Core Net Income (1)  $ 13,266  $ 6,073
Core Net Income (1)  11,767  5,843
Core EBITDA (2)  15,462  6,798
Core Net Income Per Share (3)  $ 0.25  $ 0.11
Core Net Income Margin (4) 29.7% 20.3%
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (5)  30,475,937  30,484,722
     
Other Data (at period end, in millions):    
AUM  $ 3,924  $ 2,602
Fee Earning AUM  3,165  2,177

(1) Pre-Tax Core Net Income is calculated as Core Net Income before income taxes. Core Net Income reflects standalone net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC adjusted to exclude reimbursable expenses associated with the launch of funds, certain one-time severance costs and stock-based compensation associated with restricted stock units that were granted in connection with our IPO. In addition, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, Core Net Income includes the pro-forma adjustment to reflect guaranteed payments to Medley LLC members as compensation expense, that, prior to our reorganization and IPO, were recorded as distributions from members' capital. Please refer to the reconciliation of Core Net Income to Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC in Exhibit B for additional details.

(2) Core EBITDA is calculated as Core Net Income before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation. Please refer to the reconciliation of Core EBITDA to Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC in Exhibit C for additional details.

(3) Core Net Income Per Share is calculated as Core Net Income, adjusted for the income tax effect of assuming that all of our pre-tax earnings are subject to federal, state and local corporate income taxes, divided by Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (as defined below). Please refer to the calculation of Core Net Income Per Share in Exhibit B for additional details.

(4) Core Net Income Margin equals Core Net Income Per Share divided by total standalone revenue per share for the respective periods presented.

(5) The calculation of Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding assumes that the following transactions had occurred at the beginning of each period presented: (1) the issuance of 6,000,000 Class A common shares in connection with our IPO (2) conversion by the pre-IPO holders of 23,333,333 Medley LLC units for 23,333,333 Class A shares and (3)  the grant of 1,151,389 restricted stock units in connection with our IPO, adjusted for actual forfeitures and additional grants during the period.

Fee Earning AUM

The table below presents the year-to-date roll forward of our total fee earning AUM:

        % of AUM
  Permanent Long-dated   Permanent Long-dated
  Capital Private Funds   Capital Private Funds
  Vehicles and SMAs Total Vehicles and SMAs
    (Dollars in millions)      
Beginning balance, December 31, 2014  $ 2,047  $ 1,011  $ 3,058 67% 33%
Commitments  90  86  176    
Capital Reduction  (8)  (17)  (25)    
Distributions  (30)  (41)  (71)    
Change in fund value  24  3  27    
Ending balance, March 31, 2015 $ 2,123  $ 1,042  $ 3,165 67% 33%

Total fee earning AUM increased by 3%, or $107 million to $3.2 billion at March 31, 2015 compared to December 31, 2014. The permanent capital vehicles' share of fee earning AUM remained constant at 67% at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

The table below presents the year over year roll forward of our total fee earning AUM:

        % of AUM
  Permanent Long-dated   Permanent Long-dated
  Capital Private Funds   Capital Private Funds
  Vehicles and SMAs Total Vehicles and SMAs
    (Dollars in millions)      
Beginning balance, March 31, 2014 $ 1,266 $ 911 $ 2,177 58% 42%
Commitments  929  501  1,430    
Capital Reduction  (8)  (270)  (278)    
Distributions  (116)  (90)  (206)    
Change in fund value  52  (10)  42    
Ending balance, March 31, 2015 $ 2,123 $ 1,042 $ 3,165 67% 33%

Total fee earning AUM increased by 45%, or $1.0 billion to $3.2 billion at March 31, 2015 compared to March 31, 2014. The permanent capital vehicles' share of fee earning AUM increased to 67% at March 31, 2015 compared to 58% at March 31, 2014.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

We will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday May 15, 2015 to discuss our first quarter 2015 financial results. 

All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (800) 299-8538 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (617) 786-2902. Participants should reference Medley Management Inc. and the participant passcode of 52729866 when prompted. Following the call you may access a replay of the event via audio webcast. This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through the Company's website, http://www.mdly.com. To listen to the live call, please go to the Company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software. For those who are not able to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call on the Company's website.

About Medley Management Inc.

Medley Management Inc. is an asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors through Medley LLC and several registered investment advisors. Medley's national direct origination franchise, with over 80 people, is a premier provider of capital to the middle market in the U.S. As of March 31, 2015, Medley had in excess of $3.9 billion of investable capital in business development companies, Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC), the Sierra Income Corporation, and private investment vehicles. Over the past 13 years, we have invested in excess of $5.3 billion to help over 290 companies grow across 35 industries in North America. For additional information, please visit Medley Management Inc. at www.mdly.com.      

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein may contain "forward-looking statements". Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the section "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release.

This press release does not constitute an offer for any Medley fund.

Available Information

Medley Management Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, earnings releases and other financial information are available at www.mdly.com.

Exhibit A. Standalone Statements of Operations of Medley Management Inc. (Prior to September 29, 2014, Medley LLC and Medley GP Holdings LLC)

  For the Three Months  
  Ended March 31,
  (unaudited)
  2015 2014
  (Amounts in thousands)
Revenues    
Management fees  $ 17,520 $ 14,991
Performance fees  6,336  76
Other revenues and fees  1,624  2,013
Total revenues  25,480  17,080
     
Expenses    
Compensation and benefits  7,221  3,759
Performance fee compensation  112  1,518
General, administrative and other expenses  4,507  4,229
Total expenses  11,840  9,506
     
Other income (expense)    
Dividend income  222  222
Interest expense  (2,085)  (633)
Other expenses, net  (262)  (1,192)
Total other expense, net  (2,125)  (1,603)
Income before income taxes $ 11,515 $ 5,971
Provision for income taxes  1,148  230
Net income  10,367  5,741
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  1,290  (47)
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC $ 9,077 $ 5,788

Exhibit B. Reconciliation of Core Net Income and Core EBITDA (Standalone) to Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC

   For the Three Months  
   Ended March 31, 
  (unaudited)
  2015 2014
  (Amounts in thousands)
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC $ 9,077 $ 5,788
Reimbursable fund startup expenses (1)  1,923  1,275
Severance expense (1)  121  6
IPO date award stock-based compensation (1)  646  --
Adjustment for pre-IPO guaranteed payments to members (1)(2)  --  (1,226)
Core Net Income $ 11,767 $ 5,843
Interest expense  2,085  633
Income taxes  1,499  230
Depreciation and amortization  111  92
Core EBITDA $ 15,462 $ 6,798

(1) Amounts are presented net of income taxes.

(2) Represents a pro-forma adjustment to reflect guaranteed payments to Medley LLC members as compensation expense, that, prior to our reorganization and IPO, were treated as distributions from members' capital.

Exhibit C. Calculation of Core Net Income Per Share (Standalone)

  For the Three Months Ended
   March 31,
  (unaudited)
  2015 2014
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per
share amounts)
Numerator    
Core Net Income $ 11,767 $ 5,843
Add: Income taxes  1,499  230
Pre-Tax Core Net Income  13,266  6,073
     
Denominator    
Class A shares issued in IPO  6,000,000  6,000,000
Conversion of LLC Units to Class A shares  23,333,333  23,333,333
Restricted stock units (1)  1,142,604  1,151,389
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (1)  30,475,937  30,484,722
Pre-Tax Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.44 $ 0.20
Less: corporate income taxes per share (2)  (0.19)  (0.09)
Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.25 $ 0.11

(1) The calculation of Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding assumes that the following transactions had occurred at the beginning of each period presented: (1) the issuance of 6,000,000 Class A common stock in connection with our IPO (2) the conversion by the pre-IPO holders of 23,333,333 LLC units for 23,333,333 shares of Class A common stock and (3) the grant of 1,151,389 restricted stock units on the consummation of our IPO, adjusted for actual forfeitures and additional grants during the period.

(2) Represents a per share adjustment for income taxes assuming that all of our standalone pre-tax earnings were subject to federal, state and local income taxes. We assumed an effective corporate tax rate of 43.0% for all periods presented.

Exhibit D. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations of Medley Management Inc. (Prior to September 29, 2014, Medley LLC and Medley GP Holdings LLC)

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  (unaudited)
  2015 2014
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and
per share data)
Revenues    
Management fees  $ 16,194 $ 13,228
Performance fees  1,212  755
Other revenues and fees  1,624  2,013
Total revenues  19,030  15,996
     
Expenses    
Compensation and benefits  7,221  3,759
Performance fee compensation  112  1,518
Consolidated Funds expenses  793  320
General, administrative and other expenses  4,507  4,229
Total expenses  12,633  9,826
     
Other income (expense)    
Dividend income  222  222
Interest expense  (2,085)  (633)
Other expenses, net  (383)  (931)
Interest and other income of Consolidated Funds  18,727  13,421
Interest expense of Consolidated Funds  (3,804)  (1,312)
Net realized gain (loss) on investments of Consolidated Funds  952  1,357
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of Consolidated Funds  4,022  (7,813)
Net change in unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on secured borrowings of Consolidated Funds  (416)  (324)
Total other income, net  17,235  3,987
Income before income taxes  23,632  10,157
Provision for income taxes  1,690  504
Net income  21,942  9,653
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  11,575  3,912
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  1,290  (47)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  7,803 $ 5,788
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ 1,274  
     
Net income per Class A common stock:    
Basic $ 0.19  
Diluted $ 0.19  
Weighted average shares - Basic and Diluted  6,000,000  

Exhibit E.  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets of Medley Management Inc.

  As of As of
  March 31, 2015 December 31,
  (unaudited) 2014
  (Amounts in thousands)
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 71,834 $ 87,206
Investments, at fair value  11,539  9,901
Management fees receivable  15,024  15,173
Performance fees receivable  6,785  5,573
Other assets  9,084  9,230
     
Assets of Consolidated Funds:    
Cash and cash equivalents  77,725  38,111
Investments, at fair value  735,623  734,870
Interest and dividends receivable  6,415  6,654
Other assets  1,340  3,681
Total assets $ 935,369 $ 910,399
     
Liabilities and Equity    
Loans payable $ 102,932 $ 103,057
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  19,323  27,583
Performance fee compensation payable  11,377  11,807
     
Liabilities of Consolidated Funds:    
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  13,724  5,767
Secured borrowings  136,806  141,135
Total liabilities  284,162  289,349
     
Equity    
Class A Common Stock  60  60
Class B Common Stock  --  --
Capital deficit  (1,606)  (2,384)
Retained earnings  180  272
Total stockholders' deficit, Medley Management Inc.  (1,366)  (2,052)
Non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  654,970  625,548
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  2,816  1,526
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  (5,213)  (3,972)
Total equity  651,207  621,050
Total liabilities and equity $ 935,369 $ 910,399

Exhibit F. Consolidating Statements of Operations and Consolidated Balance Sheets of Medley Management Inc. (Prior to September 29, 2014, Medley LLC and Medley GP Holdings LLC)

  For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
  (unaudited)
    Consolidated    
  Standalone Funds Eliminations Consolidated
  (Amounts in thousands)
Revenues:        
Management fees $ 17,520 $ -- $ (1,326) $ 16,194
Performance fees  6,336  --  (5,124)  1,212
Other revenues and fees  1,624  --  --  1,624
Total revenues  25,480  --  (6,450)  19,030
         
Expenses:        
Compensation and benefits  7,221  --  --  7,221
Performance fee compensation  112  --  --  112
Consolidated Funds expenses  --  2,119  (1,326)  793
General, administrative and other expenses  4,507  --  --  4,507
Total expenses  11,840  2,119  (1,326)  12,633
         
Other income (expense):        
Dividend income  222  --  --  222
Interest expense  (2,085)  --  --  (2,085)
Other income (expenses), net  (262)  --  (121)  (383)
Interest and other income of Consolidated Funds  --  18,727  --  18,727
Interest expense of Consolidated Funds  --  (3,804)  --  (3,804)
Net realized gain (loss) on investments of Consolidated Funds  --  952  --  952
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of Consolidated Funds  --  4,022  --  4,022
Net change in unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on secured borrowings of Consolidated Funds  --  (416)  --  (416)
Total other income (expense), net  (2,125)  19,481  (121)  17,235
Income before income taxes  11,515  17,362  (5,245)  23,632
Provision for income taxes  1,148  542  --  1,690
Net income  10,367  16,820  (5,245)  21,942
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  --  --  11,575  11,575
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  1,290  --  --  1,290
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  7,803  --  --  7,803
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ 1,274 $ 16,820 $ (16,820) $ 1,274
   
  For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
  (unaudited)
    Consolidated    
  Standalone Funds Eliminations Consolidated
  (Amounts in thousands)
Revenues:        
Management fees $ 14,991 $ -- $ (1,763) $ 13,228
Performance fees  76  --  679  755
Other revenues and fees  2,013  --  --  2,013
Total revenues  17,080  --  (1,084)  15,996
         
Expenses:        
Compensation and benefits  3,759  --  --  3,759
Performance fee compensation  1,518  --  --  1,518
Consolidated Funds expenses  --  2,083  (1,763)  320
General, administrative and other expenses  4,229  --  --  4,229
Total expenses  9,506  2,083  (1,763)  9,826
         
Other income (expense):        
Dividend income  222  --  --  222
Interest expense  (633)  --  --  (633)
Other income (expenses), net  (1,192)  --  261  (931)
Interest and other income of Consolidated Funds  --  13,421  --  13,421
Interest expense of Consolidated Funds  --  (1,312)  --  (1,312)
Net realized gain (loss) on investments of Consolidated Funds  --  1,357  --  1,357
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of Consolidated Funds  --  (7,813)  --  (7,813)
Net change in unrealized depreciation (appreciation) on secured borrowings of Consolidated Funds  --  (324)  --  (324)
Total other income (expense), net  (1,603)  5,329  261  3,987
Income before income taxes  5,971  3,246  940  10,157
Provision for income taxes  230  274  --  504
Net income  5,741  2,972  940  9,653
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  --  --  3,912  3,912
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  (47)  --  --  (47)
Net income attributable to Medley LLC $ 5,788 $ 2,972 $ (2,972) $ 5,788
   
  As of March 31, 2015
  (unaudited)
    Consolidated    
  Standalone Funds Eliminations Consolidated
  (Amounts in thousands)
Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 71,834 $ -- $ -- $ 71,834
Investments, at fair value  27,588  --  (16,049)  11,539
Management fees receivable  15,024  --  --  15,024
Performance fees receivable  6,785  --  --  6,785
Other assets  9,338  --  (254)  9,084
         
Assets of Consolidated Funds:        
Cash and cash equivalents  --  77,725  --  77,725
Investments, at fair value  --  735,623  --  735,623
Interest and dividends receivable  --  6,415  --  6,415
Other assets  --  2,040  (700)  1,340
Total assets $ 130,569 $ 821,803 $ (17,003) $ 935,369
         
Liabilities and equity        
Loans payable $ 102,932 $ -- $ -- $ 102,932
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  20,023  --  (700)  19,323
Performance fee compensation payable  11,377  --  --  11,377
         
Liabilities of Consolidated Funds:        
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  --  13,978  (254)  13,724
Secured borrowings  --  136,806  --  136,806
Total liabilities  134,332  150,784  (954)  284,162
         
Equity        
Class A Common Stock  60  --  --  60
Class B Common Stock  --  --  --  --
Capital deficit  (1,606)  --  --  (1,606)
Retained earnings  180  --  --  180
Total stockholders' deficit, Medley Management Inc.  (1,366)  --  --  (1,366)
Non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  --  --  654,970  654,970
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  2,816  --  --  2,816
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  (5,213)  --  --  (5,213)
Members' equity of consolidated funds  --  671,019  (671,019)  --
Total (deficit) equity  (3,763)  671,019  (16,049)  651,207
Total liabilities and equity $ 130,569 $ 821,803 $ (17,003) $ 935,369
   
  As of December 31, 2014
    Consolidated    
  Standalone Funds Eliminations Consolidated
  (Amounts in thousands)
Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 87,206 $ -- $ -- $ 87,206
Investments, at fair value  22,143  --  (12,242)  9,901
Management fees receivable  15,173  --  --  15,173
Performance fees receivable  5,573  --  --  5,573
Other assets  9,230  --  --  9,230
         
Assets of Consolidated Funds:        
Cash and cash equivalents  --  38,111  --  38,111
Investments, at fair value  --  734,870  --  734,870
Interest and dividends receivable  --  6,654  --  6,654
Other assets  --  5,057  (1,376)  3,681
Total assets $ 139,325 $ 784,692 $ (13,618) $ 910,399
         
Liabilities and equity        
Loans payable $ 103,057 $ -- $ -- $ 103,057
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  28,959  --  (1,376)  27,583
Performance fee compensation payable  11,807  --  --  11,807
         
Liabilities of Consolidated Funds:        
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities  --  5,767  --  5,767
Secured borrowings  --  141,135  --  141,135
Total liabilities  143,823  146,902  (1,376)  289,349
         
Equity        
Class A Common Stock  60  --  --  60
Class B Common Stock  --  --  --  --
Capital deficit  (2,384)  --  --  (2,384)
Retained earnings  272  --  --  272
Total stockholders' deficit, Medley Management Inc.  (2,052)  --  --  (2,052)
Non-controlling interests in Consolidated Funds  --  --  625,548  625,548
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries  1,526  --  --  1,526
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC  (3,972)  --  --  (3,972)
Members' equity of consolidated funds  --  637,790  (637,790)  --
Total (deficit) equity  (4,498)  637,790  (12,242)  621,050
Total liabilities and equity $ 139,325 $ 784,692 $ (13,618) $ 910,399

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Medley Management Inc