Medley Management Inc. Declares $0.20 Per Share Dividend and Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medley Management Inc. (NYSE:MDLY) today reported its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Highlights

  • Fee earning assets under management were $3.2 billion as of September 30, 2017
  • Total assets under management were $5.3 billion as of September 30, 2017
  • Declared $0.20 per share dividend for Q3 2017 payable on December 6, 2017
  • U.S. GAAP net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. was $0.03 per share for Q3 2017
  • Core Net Income Per Share was $0.09 for Q3 2017

“The third quarter of 2017 was another consistent quarter for Medley where we saw increased investment activity across our platform. We continue to grow our investment capabilities and our team and I am pleased to announce the filing for our first public real estate fund, Sierra Real Estate Fund,” said Brook Taube, CEO of Medley.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017

Total revenues were $16.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $18.9 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in performance and incentive fees.

Total expenses from operations were $9.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $15.6 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in expenses associated with our expense support agreement with Sierra Income Corporation (“SIC”) as well as a reduction in compensation and benefits expense, partly offset by an increase in general, administrative and other expenses. 

Total other expense, net was $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in expense associated with our revenue share payable and an increase in dividend income from our permanent capital vehicles, partly offset by an increase in interest expense.

Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC was $2.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $0.8 million for the same period in 2016. Medley Management Inc.’s net income per share was $0.03 for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $0.00 for the same period in 2016.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income was $4.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $7.4 million for the same period in 2016. Core Net Income Per Share was $0.09 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to $0.14 for the same period in 2016. Core EBITDA was $7.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $9.8 million for the same period in 2016.

Results of Operations for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017

Total revenues were $47.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $57.8 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in performance and incentive fees, partly offset by an increase in other revenue and fees.

Total expenses from operations were $26.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $46.8 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a reduction in expenses associated with our expense support agreement with SIC, a reduction in compensation and benefits expense, a decrease in performance compensation and lower general and administrative expenses. 

Total other expense, net was $4.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $7.4 million for the same period in 2016. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in expense associated with our revenue share payable and an increase in dividend income, partly offset by an increase in interest expense.

Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC was $10.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $2.1 million for the same period in 2016. Medley Management Inc.’s net income per share was $0.18 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to a net loss per share of $0.05 for the same period in 2016.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income was $15.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $21.6 million for the same period in 2016. Core Net Income Per Share was $0.28 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to $0.40 for the same period in 2016. Core EBITDA was $23.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $28.6 million for the same period in 2016.

Investor Contact:

Sam Anderson
Head of Capital Markets & Risk Management
Medley Management Inc.
212-759-0777

Media Contact:

Erin Clark
Teneo Strategy
646-214-8355

Key Performance Indicators:

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  (Amounts in thousands, except AUM, share and per share amounts)
Consolidated Financial Data:              
Pre-Tax Income $ 5,202     $ 1,291     $ 16,188     $ 3,543  
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC $ 2,633     $ 776     $ 9,986     $ 2,146  
Net income (loss) per Class A common stock $ 0.03     $     $ 0.18     $ (0.05 )
Net Income Margin (1) 15.8 %   4.1 %   21.2 %   3.7 %
Weighted average shares – Basic and Diluted 5,342,939     5,778,409     5,578,003     5,802,334  
               
Non-GAAP Data:              
Pre-Tax Core Net Income (2) $ 4,651     $ 7,383     $ 15,065     $ 21,578  
Core Net Income  (2) $ 3,851     $ 6,552     $ 13,171     $ 19,080  
Core EBITDA  (3) $ 7,592     $ 9,818     $ 23,737     $ 28,638  
Core Net Income Per Share (4) $ 0.09     $ 0.14     $ 0.28     $ 0.40  
Core Net Income Margin (5) 15.9 %   22.3 %   18.2 %   21.3 %
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (6) 30,777,252     30,779,206     30,922,950     30,652,109  
               
Other Data (at period end, in millions):              
AUM $ 5,296     $ 5,011     $ 5,296     $ 5,011  
Fee Earning AUM $ 3,241     $ 3,111     $ 3,241     $ 3,111  
                               

(1)   Net Income Margin equals Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC divided by total revenue.
(2)   Pre-Tax Core Net Income is calculated as Core Net Income before income taxes. Core Net Income reflects net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC adjusted to exclude reimbursable expenses associated with the launch of funds, stock-based compensation associated with restricted stock units that were granted in connection with our IPO, other non-core items and the income tax expense associated with the foregoing adjustments. 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 C for additional details.
(3)   Core EBITDA is calculated as Core Net Income before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. 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.
(4)   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 were subject to federal, state and local corporate income taxes, divided by Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (as defined below). We assumed an effective corporate tax rate of 43.0% for all periods presented. Please refer to the calculation of Core Net Income Per Share in Exhibit D for additional details.
(5)   Core Net Income Margin equals Core Net Income Per Share divided by total revenue per share.
(6)   The calculation of Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding assumes the vesting of restricted stock units and conversion by the pre-IPO holders of 23,333,333 LLC Units for 23,333,333 shares of Class A common stock at the beginning of each period presented, respectively. Please refer to Exhibit D for additional details.

 

Fee Earning AUM

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

              % of  Fee Earning AUM
  Permanent
Capital
Vehicles
  Long-dated
Private
Funds
and SMAs
  Total   Permanent
Capital
Vehicles
  Long-dated
Private
Funds
and SMAs
  (Dollars in millions)        
Ending balance, June 30, 2017 $ 2,259     $ 1,020     $ 3,279     69%     31%  
Commitments (37 )   74     37          
Capital reduction                  
Distributions (23 )   (36 )   (59 )        
Change in fund value (8 )   (8 )   (16 )        
Ending balance, September 30, 2017 $ 2,191     $ 1,050     $ 3,241     68%     32%  
                                   

Total fee earning AUM decreased by $38 million, or 1% as of September 30, 2017 compared to total fee earning AUM as of June 30, 2017. The permanent capital vehicles’ share of fee earning AUM decreased to 68% as of September 30, 2017 compared to June 30, 2017.  

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

              % of  Fee Earning AUM
  Permanent
Capital
Vehicles
  Long-dated
Private
Funds
and SMAs
  Total   Permanent
Capital
Vehicles
  Long-dated
Private
Funds
and SMAs
  (Dollars in millions)        
Ending balance, December 31, 2016 $ 2,207     $ 983     $ 3,190     69%     31%  
Commitments 60     231     291          
Capital reduction                  
Distributions (74 )   (147 )   (221 )        
Change in fund value (2 )   (17 )   (19 )        
Ending balance, September 30, 2017 $ 2,191     $ 1,050     $ 3,241     68%     32%  
                                   

Total fee earning AUM increased by $51 million, or 2% as of September 30, 2017 compared to total fee earning AUM as of December 31, 2016. The permanent capital vehicles’ share of fee earning AUM decreased to 68% as of September 30, 2017 compared to December 31, 2016.

Dividend Declaration

On November 8, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share of Class A common stock for the third quarter of 2017. The dividend will be paid on December 6, 2017 to stockholders of record as of November 24, 2017.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

We will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to discuss our third quarter financial results.

All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (877) 524-5743 approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (615) 247-0088. Participants should reference Medley Management Inc. and the conference ID of 97423481 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

Medley is an alternative asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors. Medley’s national direct origination franchise, with over 85 people, is a premier provider of capital to the middle market in the U.S. As of September 30, 2017, Medley has over $5 billion of assets under management in two business development companies, Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC) and Sierra Income Corporation, a credit interval fund, Sierra Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:SRNTX) and several private investment vehicles. Over the past 15 years, Medley has provided capital to over 400 companies across 35 industries in North America¹.

Medley LLC, the operating company of Medley Management Inc., has outstanding bonds which trade on the NYSE under the symbols (NYSE:MDLX) and (NYSE:MDLQ). Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC) has outstanding bonds which trade on the NYSE under the symbols (NYSE:MCV) and (NYSE:MCX).

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 the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. 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.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We make reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures in this press release. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP is contained in the tables attached hereto.

Non-GAAP measures used by management include Pre-Tax Core Net Income, Core Net Income, Core EBITDA, Core Net Income Per Share and Core Net Income Margin. Management believes that these measures provide analysts, investors and management with helpful information regarding our underlying operating performance and our business, as they remove the impact of items management believes are not reflective of underlying operating performance. These non-GAAP measures are also used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; and for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies. Additionally, we believe these non-GAAP measures provide another tool for investors to use in comparing our results with other companies in our industry, many of whom use similar non-GAAP measures. There are limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures as compared to the use of the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure and these measures supplement and should be considered in addition to and not in lieu of the results of operations discussed below. Furthermore, such measures may be inconsistent with measures presented by other companies.

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.  

1. Medley Management Inc. is the parent company of Medley LLC and several registered investment advisors (collectively,  “Medley”). Assets under management refers to assets of our funds, which represents the sum of the net asset value of such funds, the drawn and undrawn debt (at the fund level, including amounts subject to restrictions) and uncalled committed  capital (including commitments to funds that have yet to commence their investment periods). Assets under management are as of September 30, 2017.

Exhibit A. Consolidated Statements of Operations of Medley Management Inc.

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
Revenues              
Management fees (includes Part I incentive fees of $1,393, $2,372, $1,937 and $11,947, respectively) $ 14,838     $ 15,262     $ 41,934     $ 50,220  
Performance fees (202 )   1,446     (1,846 )   1,706  
Other revenues and fees 2,016     2,172     7,004     5,851  
Total Revenues 16,652     18,880     47,092     57,777  
               
Expenses              
Compensation and benefits 6,382     6,964     17,881     21,396  
Performance fee compensation (14 )   (212 )   (845 )   (238 )
General, administrative and other expenses 3,510     8,801     8,932     25,679  
Total Expenses 9,878     15,553     25,968     46,837  
               
Other Income (Expense)              
Dividend income 1,428     312     2,896     755  
Interest expense (2,718 )   (2,403 )   (9,131 )   (6,593 )
Other income (expenses), net (282 )   55     1,299     (1,559 )
Total Other Expense, Net (1,572 )   (2,036 )   (4,936 )   (7,397 )
Income before income taxes 5,202     1,291     16,188     3,543  
Provision for income taxes 652     77     1,493     291  
Net Income 4,550     1,214     14,695     3,252  
Net income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests and non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries 1,917     438     4,709     1,106  
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC 2,172     556     8,557     1,774  
Net Income Attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ 461     $ 220     $ 1,429     $ 372  
               
Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Class A Common Stock:              
Basic $ 0.03     $     $ 0.18     $ (0.05 )
Diluted $ 0.03     $     $ 0.18     $ (0.05 )
Weighted average shares outstanding – Basic and Diluted 5,342,939     5,778,409     5,578,003     5,802,334  
                       
                       

Exhibit B. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  (Amounts in thousands)
Net Income $  4,550     $  1,214     $ 14,695     $  3,252  
Other Comprehensive Income:              
Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities (net of taxes of $0.3 million and $0.4 million for Medley Management Inc. for the three and nine months ended September, 2017, respectively, and $0.1 million and $0.2 million for Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively) (2,915 )   268     (5,081 )   268  
Total Comprehensive Income 1,635     1,482     9,614     3,520  
Comprehensive income attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests and non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries 1,917     469     4,680     1,137  
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC (381 )   746     4,164     1,964  
Comprehensive Income Attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ 99     $ 267     $ 770     $ 419  
                               
                               

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

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  (Amounts in thousands)
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ 461     $ 220     $ 1,429     $ 372  
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC 2,172     556     8,557     1,774  
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC $ 2,633     $ 776     $ 9,986     $ 2,146  
Reimbursable fund startup expenses 596     5,647     847     16,391  
IPO date award stock-based compensation 532     672     189     2,018  
Other non-core items (1) 238     211     2,550     732  
Income tax expense on adjustments (148 )   (754 )   (401 )   (2,207 )
Core Net Income $  3,851     $  6,552     $ 13,171     $ 19,080  
Interest expense 2,718     2,192     7,982     6,382  
Income taxes 800     831     1,894     2,498  
Depreciation and amortization 223     243     690     678  
Core EBITDA $ 7,592     $ 9,818     $ 23,737     $ 28,638  
                               

(1)   For the three months ended September 30, 2017, other non-core items consist of severance costs to former employees as well as other nonrecurring items. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, other non-core items also consists of $1.2 million in additional interest expense associated with the acceleration of amortization of debt issuance costs and discount relating to prepayments made on our Term Loan Facility as a result of the refinancing of our indebtedness from the issuance of Senior Unsecured Debt and $1.2 million in severance costs to former employees. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, other non-core items consists of a $0.2 million acceleration of debt issuance costs relating to prepayments made on our Term Loan Facility as a result of refinancing of our indebtedness from the issuance of Senior Unsecured Debt. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, other non-core items also includes a $0.5 million impairment loss on our investment in CK Pearl Fund.
     


Exhibit D. Calculation of Core Net Income Per Share

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Numerator              
Core Net Income $ 3,851     $ 6,552     $ 13,171     $ 19,080  
Add: Income taxes 800     831     1,894     2,498  
Pre-Tax Core Net Income $ 4,651     $ 7,383     $ 15,065     $ 21,578  
               
Denominator              
Class A common stock 5,342,939     5,778,409     5,578,003     5,802,334  
Conversion of LLC Units and restricted LLC Units to Class A common stock 23,653,333     23,333,333     23,592,381     23,333,333  
Restricted Stock Units 1,780,980     1,667,464     1,752,566     1,516,442  
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (1) 30,777,252     30,779,206     30,922,950     30,652,109  
Pre-Tax Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.15     $ 0.24     $ 0.49     $ 0.70  
Less: corporate income taxes per share (2) (0.06 )   (0.10 )   (0.21 )   (0.30 )
Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.09     $ 0.14     $ 0.28     $ 0.40  
                               

(1)   The calculation of Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding assumes the conversion by the pre-IPO holders of  23,333,333 Medley LLC units for 23,333,333 shares of Class A common stock at the beginning of each period presented, as well as the vesting of the weighted average number of restricted stock units and, in 2017, 320,000 restricted LLC units during each of the periods presented and conversion of such restricted LLC units for an equal number of shares of Class A common stock.
(2)   Represents a per share adjustment for income taxes assuming that all of our 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 E. Reconciliation of Net Income Margin to Core Net Income Margin

  For the Three Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(unaudited)
  2017   2016   2017   2016
               
Net Income Margin 15.8%     4.1%     21.2%     3.7%  
Reimbursable fund startup expenses (1) 3.6%     29.9%     1.8%     28.4%  
IPO date award stock-based compensation (1) 3.2%     3.6%     0.4%     3.5%  
Other non-core items (1)(2) 1.4%     1.1%     5.4%     1.3%  
Provision for income taxes (1) 3.9%     0.4%     3.2%     0.5%  
Corporate income taxes (3) (12.0)%     (16.8)%     (13.8)%     (16.1)%  
Core Net Income Margin 15.9%     22.3%     18.2%     21.3%  
                       

(1)   Adjustments to Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC to calculate Core Net Income are presented as a percentage of total revenue.
(2)   For the three months ended September 30, 2017, other non-core items consist of severance costs to former employees as well as other nonrecurring items. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, other non-core items also consists of $1.2 million in additional interest expense associated with the acceleration of amortization of debt issuance costs and discount relating to prepayments made on our Term Loan Facility as a result of the refinancing of our indebtedness from the issuance of Senior Unsecured Debt and $1.2 million in severance costs to former employees. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, other non-core items consists of a $0.2 million acceleration of debt issuance costs relating to prepayments made on our Term Loan Facility as a result of refinancing of our indebtedness from the issuance of Senior Unsecured Debt. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, other non-core items also includes a $0.5 million impairment loss on our investment in CK Pearl Fund.
(3)   Assumes that all of our pre-tax earnings, including adjustments above, are subject to federal, state and local income taxes. In determining corporate income taxes, we used a combined effective corporate tax rate of 43.0% and presented the calculation as a percentage of total revenue.

Exhibit F. Consolidated Balance Sheets of Medley Management Inc.

  As of
September 30, 2017
(unaudited)
  As of
December 31, 2016
  (Amounts in thousands)
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 40,135     $ 49,666  
Cash and cash equivalents of consolidated fund 346      
Restricted cash equivalents     4,897  
Investments, at fair value 62,866     31,904  
Management fees receivable 13,415     12,630  
Performance fees receivable 3,119     4,961  
Other assets 15,605     18,311  
Total assets $ 135,486     $ 122,369  
       
Liabilities, Redeemable Non-controlling Interests and Equity      
Liabilities      
Senior unsecured debt $ 116,698     $ 49,793  
Loans payable 9,066     52,178  
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 21,286     37,255  
Total Liabilities 147,050     139,226  
       
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests 53,936     30,805  
       
Equity      
Class A common stock 55     58  
Class B common stock      
Additional paid in capital 2,107     3,310  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (625 )   33  
Accumulated deficit (7,847 )   (5,254 )
Total stockholders’ deficit, Medley Management Inc. (6,310 )   (1,853 )
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries (1,708 )   (1,717 )
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC (57,482 )   (44,092 )
Total deficit (65,500 )   (47,662 )
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Non-controlling Interests and Equity $ 135,486     $ 122,369