Evercore Partners Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Evercore Partners Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Highlights

  • Full Year Financial Summary

    - Record Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues of $638.9 million, up 23% from last year

    - Record Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations of $78.1 million, or $1.78 per share, up 24% compared to 2011

    - U.S. GAAP Net Revenues of $642.4 million, up 23% compared to last year

    - U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $28.9 million, or $0.89 per share, up from $7.9 million, or $0.27 per share, last year
  • Fourth Quarter Financial Summary

    - Record Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues of $212.0 million, up 90% and 42%, respectively, compared to Q4 2011 and Q3 2012

    - Record Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations of $35.3 million, or $0.81 per share, up 151% and 104% compared to Q4 2011 and Q3 2012, respectively

    - U.S. GAAP Net Revenues of $214.0 million, up 90% and 40% compared to Q4 2011 and Q3 2012, respectively

    - U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations of $19.0 million, or $0.56 per share, up from ($3) thousand last year
  • Investment Banking

    - Record full year and fourth quarter Net Revenues and Operating Income

    - Leading Independent Advisory Firm in the United States based on announced transactions, ranking ninth in year-to-date U.S. announced transactions (Thomson Reuters) compared to all firms

    - International capabilities expanded, as full year revenues from clients outside of the United States were $186.1 million, the highest level in firm history

    - Promoted three Advisory Senior Managing Directors, strengthening Financial Institutions, Infrastructure and Mexico Public Finance teams
  • Investment Management

    - Expanded Wealth Management capabilities with the acquisition of Mt. Eden Advisors

    - Assets Under Management in consolidated businesses were up 4% from Q3 2012 to $12.1 billion
  • Repurchased more than 2.6 million shares during the year more than offsetting the dilutive effects of annual bonus equity awards, returning $96.5 million of capital to shareholders, including dividends. Quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Evercore Partners Inc. (NYS: EVR) today announced that its Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues were a record $638.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $520.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted Pro Forma Net Revenues were $212.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared with $111.6 million and $149.2 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012, respectively. Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $78.1 million, or $1.78 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $63.1 million, or $1.48 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. Adjusted Pro Forma Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $35.3 million, or $0.81 per share, for the fourth quarter, compared to $14.1 million, or $0.32 per share, a year ago and $17.3 million, or $0.40 per share, last quarter.


U.S. GAAP Net Revenues were $642.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $524.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011. U.S. GAAP Net Revenues were $214.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to $112.8 million and $153.0 million for the quarters ended December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012, respectively. U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $28.9 million, or $0.89 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.27 per share, for the same period last year. U.S. GAAP Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc. was $19.0 million, or $0.56 per share, for the fourth quarter, compared to ($3) thousand a year ago and $5.3 million, or $0.17 per share, last quarter.

The Adjusted Pro Forma compensation ratio for the year was 59.7%, compared to 59.2% in 2011 and 59.5% for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2012. The Adjusted Pro Forma compensation ratio for the current quarter was 58.0%, compared to 55.6% and 59.9% for the quarters ended December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012, respectively. The U.S. GAAP trailing twelve-month compensation ratio of 67.0% compares to 68.2% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2011 and 68.6% for the twelve months ended September 30, 2012. The U.S. GAAP compensation ratio for the three months ended December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012 was 62.6%, 66.4% and 66.2%, respectively.

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.

"The fourth quarter was a record for Evercore in every respect and 2012 was another record year, our fourth consecutive year of significantly increased net revenues and earnings. Our success has been driven first and foremost by continued market share gains in our Investment Banking businesses, particularly our Advisory business" said Ralph Schlosstein, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our record results, both for the quarter and the year, demonstrate the strength of our independent investment banking advisory model, and the receptivity of business leaders and Boards of Directors to our approach. Our Wealth Management business continued its strategy of organic and inorganic growth ending the year with $4.5 billion of AUM, while our Institutional Asset Management affiliates continued to improve investment performance. I am most proud of the fact that we achieved these results while continuing to make meaningful investments in our business. We recruited six Senior Managing Directors to our Advisory business and promoted three internally, and continued to invest in our Institutional Equities and Private Funds businesses. Notwithstanding these investments, we maintained our focus on our shareholders, returning $96.5 million through dividends and share repurchases, more than offsetting the effect of equity awards to employees, and we were able to improve our operating margins and keep the compensation ratio almost flat, despite these investments and higher cash payouts in bonuses this year."

"2012 ended the year on a strong note, both for Evercore and the M&A markets broadly. Evercore's Investment Banking Net Revenues and Operating Income each grew more than 30%, delivering a full year Operating Margin of 23%. We delivered these results in a year when announced transactions on a global basis were essentially flat and completed transactions were down 15%," said Roger Altman, Executive Chairman. "Once again, we advised on a disproportionate share of the largest transactions. More specifically, we advised on one of the three largest transactions in the United States in each of the oil and gas, consumer, banking, biotech, and publishing sectors, and the largest financial services transaction in Canada. Historically, Evercore has been very strong in the large cap multinational sector, and this is obviously continuing."

                 

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

 
U.S. GAAP
Three Months Ended % Change vs. Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

December 31,

2012

December 31,

2011

% Change  
(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues $ 214,049 $ 153,029 $ 112,781 40 % 90 % $ 642,373 $ 524,264 23 %
Operating Income (Loss) $ 42,238 $ 14,245 $ (1,009 ) 197 % NM $ 65,535 $ 35,812 83 %

Net Income (Loss) from Continuing

Operations Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc.

$ 19,022 $ 5,301 $ (3 ) 259 % NM $ 28,889 $ 7,918 265 %

Diluted Earnings Per Share

from Continuing Operations

$ 0.56 $ 0.17 $ - 229 % NM $ 0.89 $ 0.27 230 %
Compensation Ratio 62.6 % 66.2 % 66.4 % 67.0 % 68.2 %
Operating Margin 19.7 % 9.3 % (0.9 %) 10.2 % 6.8 %
 
Adjusted Pro Forma
Three Months Ended % Change vs. Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

December 31,

2012

December 31,

2011

% Change  
(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues $ 212,029 $ 149,247 $ 111,624 42 % 90 % $ 638,912 $ 520,352 23 %
Operating Income $ 57,020 $ 29,391 $ 19,605 94 % 191 % $ 131,794 $ 105,845 25 %

Net Income from Continuing Operations

Attributable to Evercore Partners Inc.

$ 35,303 $ 17,275 $ 14,067 104 % 151 % $ 78,080 $ 63,129 24 %

Diluted Earnings Per Share

from Continuing Operations

$ 0.81 $ 0.40 $ 0.32 103 % 153 % $ 1.78 $ 1.48 20 %
Compensation Ratio 58.0 % 59.9 % 55.6 % 59.7 % 59.2 %
Operating Margin 26.9 % 19.7 % 17.6 % 20.6 % 20.3 %
 

The U.S. GAAP and Adjusted Pro Forma results for December 31, 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 fourth quarter, Evercore's Investment Banking segment reported Net Revenues of $191.6 million, which represents an increase of 112% year-over-year and 49% sequentially. Operating Income of $56.8 million increased by 203% from the fourth quarter of last year and 107% sequentially. Operating Margins were 29.7% in comparison to 20.8% for the fourth quarter last year. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, Investment Banking reported Net Revenues of $556.0 million, an increase of 32% from last year. Year-to-date Operating Income was $127.3 million, up 33% compared to $95.6 million last year. Results for 2011 included four months of contribution from Lexicon following the closing of the acquisition on August 19, 2011. Year-to-date Operating Margins were 22.9%, comparable to last year. The Company had 60 Investment Banking Senior Managing Directors as of December 31, 2012 as compared to 60 as of December 31, 2011.

                       
Adjusted Pro Forma
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

December 31,

2012

December 31,

2011

(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues:
Investment Banking $ 191,140 $ 127,588 $ 89,485 $ 554,745 $ 419,654
Other Revenue, net   473     647     816     1,293     1,765  
Net Revenues   191,613     128,235     90,301     556,038     421,419  
 
Expenses:
Employee Compensation and Benefits 110,201 77,331 49,008 331,823 249,731
Non-compensation Costs   24,563     23,504     22,543     96,936     76,111  
Total Expenses   134,764     100,835     71,551     428,759     325,842  
 
Operating Income $ 56,849   $ 27,400   $ 18,750   $ 127,279   $ 95,577  
 
Compensation Ratio 57.5 % 60.3 % 54.3 % 59.7 % 59.3 %
Operating Margin 29.7 % 21.4 % 20.8 % 22.9 % 22.7 %
 
 
U.S. GAAP
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31,

2012

September 30,

2012

December 31,

2011

December 31,

2012

December 31,

2011

(dollars in thousands)
Net Revenues:
Investment Banking $ 195,467 $ 133,850 $ 92,854 $ 568,238 $ 430,597
Other Revenue, net   (612 )   (435 )   (251 )   (3,019 )   (2,473 )
Net Revenues   194,855     133,415     92,603     565,219     428,124  
 

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