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Medley Management Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medley Management Inc. (NYSE:MDLY) today reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Highlights

  • Total assets under management were over $5.3 billion as of December 31, 2016
  • Fee earning assets under management were $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2016
  • U.S. GAAP net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. was $0.07 per share for Q4 2016 and $0.02 for the year ended December 31, 2016
  • Core Net Income Per Share was $0.14 for Q4 2016 and $0.54 for the year ended December 31, 2016

“The fourth quarter of 2016 was another consistent quarter of earnings for Medley. During the quarter, AUM increased over 6% to $5.3 billion. We continued to diversify our platform and are pleased with the launch of Sierra Total Return Fund which occurred in January,” said Brook Taube, CEO of Medley.

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2016

Total revenues increased by $2.3 million to $18.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The increase was due primarily to an accrual of performance fee revenue which was partly offset by a decrease in management fees due primarily to lower incentive fees from our permanent capital vehicles.

Total expenses from operations decreased by $0.7 million to $9.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The decrease was due primarily to lower expenses under our expense support agreement with Sierra Income Corporation ("SIC") and lower compensation and benefit expenses. The decrease was partly offset by changes in performance fee compensation.

Total other expense, net decreased by $0.9 million to $1.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The decrease was due primarily to a decrease in expense associated with our revenue share payable.

Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC increased by $1.9 million to $5.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Medley Management Inc.’s net income per share was $0.07 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $0.08 for the same period in 2015.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income remained consistent at $7.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Core Net Income Per Share remained consistent at $0.14 for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to the same period in 2015. Core EBITDA increased by $0.2 million to $9.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

Results of Operations for the Year Ended December 31, 2016

Total revenues increased by $8.6 million to $76.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The increase was due primarily to an accrual of performance fee revenue which was partly offset by a decrease in management fees due primarily to lower incentive fees from our permanent capital vehicles.

Total expenses from operations increased by $20.5 million to $56.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The increase was due primarily to higher expenses under our expense support agreement with SIC and changes in performance fee compensation.

Total other expense, net decreased by $0.2 million to $9.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. The decrease was due primarily to changes in fair value of our investment in SIC.

Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC decreased by $14.1 million to $7.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Medley Management Inc.’s net income per share was $0.02 for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $0.46 for the same period in 2015.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income decreased by $3.8 million to $29.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Core Net Income per Share was $0.54 for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to $0.61 for the same period in 2015. Core EBITDA decreased by $3.2 million to $38.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

Investor Contact:
Sam Anderson
Head of Capital Markets & Risk Management
Medley Management Inc.
212.759.0777

Media Contact:
Liz Bruce
Fitzroy Communications
212.498.9197

Key Performance Indicators:

For the Three Months
Ended December 31,
(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands, except AUM, share and per share amounts)
Consolidated Financial Data:
Pre-Tax Income $7,472 $3,667 $11,015 $22,647
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC 5,257 3,356 7,403 21,517
Net income per Class A common stock $0.07 $0.08 $0.02 $0.46
Net Income Margin (1) 28.8% 21.0% 9.7% 31.9%
Weighted average shares - Basic and Diluted 5,809,130 6,009,400 5,804,042 6,002,422
Non-GAAP Data:
Pre-Tax Core Net Income (2) $7,376 $7,364 $28,954 $32,798
Core Net Income (2) 6,451 6,870 25,531 29,747
Core EBITDA (3) 9,843 9,611 38,481 41,721
Core Net Income Per Share (4) $0.14 $0.14 $0.54 $0.61
Core Net Income Margin (5) 23.0% 26.3% 21.7% 27.7%
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (6)30,800,512 30,470,736 30,689,412 30,459,958
Other Data (at period end, in millions):
AUM $5,335 $4,779 $5,335 $4,779
Fee Earning AUM 3,190 3,302 3,190 3,302

(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 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. 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, September 30, 2016$2,183 $928 $3,111 70% 30%
Commitments29 116 145
Capital reduction
Distributions(27) (79) (106)
Change in fund value22 18 40
Ending balance, December 31, 2016$2,207 $983 $3,190 69% 31%

Total fee earning AUM increased by $79 million, or 3% as of December 31, 2016 compared to total fee earning AUM as of September 30, 2016. The permanent capital vehicles’ share of fee earning AUM decreased to 69% as of December 31, 2016 compared to September 30, 2016.

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, 2015$2,238 $1,064 $3,302 68% 32%
Commitments22 194 216
Capital reduction(12) (12)
Distributions(126) (285) (411)
Change in fund value85 10 95
Ending balance, December 31, 2016$2,207 $983 $3,190 69% 31%

Total fee earning AUM decreased by $112 million, or 3%, to $3.2 billion as of December 31, 2016 compared to total fee earning AUM as of December 31, 2015. The permanent capital vehicles’ share of fee earning AUM increased to 69% as of December 31, 2016 compared to December 31, 2015.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

We will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, March 16, 2017 to discuss our fourth quarter and full year 2016 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 69291290 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 a credit-focused 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 December 31, 2016, Medley had in excess of $5.3 billion of assets under management in two business development companies, Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC) and Sierra Income Corporation, as well as private investment vehicles. Over the past 15 years, Medley has provided capital to over 350 companies across 35 industries in North America. For additional information, please visit Medley Management Inc. at www.mdly.com.

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:MCQ), (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.

Exhibit A. Consolidated Statements of Operations of Medley Management Inc.
For the Three Months
Ended December 31,
(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
Revenues
Management fees$15,276 $19,097 $65,496 $75,675
Performance fees715 (5,058) 2,421 (15,685)
Other revenues and fees2,260 1,940 8,111 7,436
Total revenues18,251 15,979 76,028 67,426
Expenses
Compensation and benefits6,404 7,236 27,800 26,768
Performance fee compensation(81) (3,471) (319) (8,049)
General, administrative and other expenses2,861 6,080 28,540 16,836
Total expenses9,184 9,845 56,021 35,555
Other income (expense)
Dividend income549 221 1,304 886
Interest expense(2,633) (2,134) (9,226) (8,469)
Other income (expenses), net489 (554) (1,070) (1,641)
Total other income (expense), net(1,595) (2,467) (8,992) (9,224)
Income (loss) before income taxes7,472 3,667 11,015 22,647
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes772 62 1,063 2,015
Net income (loss)6,700 3,605 9,952 20,632
Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests and non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries1,443 249 2,549 (885)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC4,632 2,830 6,406 18,406
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc.$625 $526 $997 $3,111
Net income per Class A common stock:
Basic$0.07 $0.08 $0.02 $0.46
Diluted$0.07 $0.08 $0.02 $0.46
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic and Diluted5,809,130 6,009,400 5,804,042 6,002,422


Exhibit B. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
For the Three Months
Ended December 31,
(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands)
Net income (loss)$6,700 $3,605 $9,952 $20,632
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities(74) 194
Total comprehensive income (loss)6,626 3,605 10,146 20,632
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests and non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries1,440 249 2,577 (885)
Comprehensive income attributable to Medley LLC4,575 2,830 6,539 18,406
Comprehensive income attributable to Medley Management Inc.$611 $526 $1,030 $3,111


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 December 31,

(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands)
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc.$625 $526 $997 $3,111
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC4,632 2,830 6,406 18,406
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC$5,257 $3,356 $7,403 $21,517
Reimbursable fund startup expenses(62) 3,275 16,329 6,378
IPO date award stock-based compensation793 505 2,811 2,585
Other non-core items (1)616 166 1,348 303
Income tax benefit (expense) on adjustments(153) (432) (2,360) (1,036)
Core Net Income$6,451 $6,870 $25,531 $29,747
Interest expense2,232 2,134 8,614 8,469
Income taxes925 494 3,423 3,051
Depreciation and amortization235 113 913 454
Core EBITDA$9,843 $9,611 $38,481 $41,721

(1) For the three months ended December 31, 2016, other non-core items consist of a $0.4 million 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 a $0.2 million severance cost to a former employee. For the year ended December 31, 2016, other non-core items also include a $0.5 million impairment loss on our investment in CK Pearl Fund and an additional $0.2 million 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. For the three months and year ended December 31, 2015, other non-core items consist of severance costs to former employees.

Exhibit D. Calculation of Core Net Income Per Share
For the Three Months
Ended
December 31,
(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,

2016 2015 2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Numerator
Core Net Income $6,451 $6,870 $25,531 $29,747
Add: Income taxes 925 494 3,423 3,051
Pre-Tax Core Net Income 7,376 7,364 28,954 32,798
Denominator
Class A common stock 5,809,130 6,009,400 5,804,042 6,002,422
Conversion of LLC Units to Class A common stock 23,333,333 23,333,333 23,333,333 23,333,333
Restricted stock units 1,658,049 1,128,003 1,552,037 1,124,203
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (1) 30,800,512 30,470,736 30,689,412 30,459,958
Pre-Tax Core Net Income Per Share $0.24 $0.24 $0.94 $1.08
Less: corporate income taxes per share (2) (0.10) (0.10) (0.40) (0.47)
Core Net Income Per Share $0.14 $0.14 $0.54 $0.61

(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 during each of the periods presented.
(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 December 31,
(unaudited)
For the Years Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Net Income Margin 28.8% 21.0% 9.7% 31.9%
Reimbursable fund startup expenses (1) (0.3)% 20.5% 21.5% 9.5%
IPO date award stock-based compensation (1) 4.3% 3.2% 3.7% 3.8%
Other non-core items (1)(2) 3.4% 1.0% 1.8% 0.4%
Provision for income taxes (1) 4.2% 0.4% 1.4% 3.0%
Corporate income taxes (3) (17.4)% (19.8)% (16.4)% (20.9)%
Core Net Income Margin 23.0% 26.3% 21.7% 27.7%

(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 December 31, 2016, other non-core items consist of a $0.4 million 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 a $0.2 million severance cost to a former employee. For the year ended December 31, 2016, other non-core items also include a $0.5 million impairment loss on our investment in CK Pearl Fund and an additional $0.2 million 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. For the three months and year ended December 31, 2015, other non-core items consist of severance costs to former employees.
(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 December 31,
2016 2015
(Amounts in thousands)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$49,666 $71,688
Restricted cash equivalents4,897
Investments, at fair value31,904 16,360
Management fees receivable12,630 16,172
Performance fees receivable4,961 2,518
Other assets18,311 13,015
Total assets$122,369 $119,753
Liabilities and Equity
Loans payable$52,178 $100,871
Senior unsecured debt49,793
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities36,270 34,746
Performance fee compensation payable985 1,823
Total liabilities139,226 137,440
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests30,805
Equity
Class A common stock58 60
Class B common stock
Additional paid in capital (capital deficit)3,310 631
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)33
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)(5,254) (730)
Total stockholders' equity (deficit), Medley Management Inc.(1,853) (39)
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries(1,717) (459)
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC(44,092) (17,189)
Total equity (deficit)(47,662) (17,687)
Total liabilities, redeemable non-controlling interests and equity$122,369 $119,753


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