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KKR Financial Holdings LLC Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results and Quarterly Distribution of $0.18 per Common Share

KKR Financial Holdings LLC Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results and Quarterly Distribution of $0.18 per Common Share

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN) ("KFN" or the "Company") today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Third Quarter 2011 Highlights

  • Net investment income increased 10.6% to $86.6 million for the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
  • Net investment income less non-investment expenses increased 22.4% to $68.7 million for the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
  • Declared a cash distribution of $0.18 per common share for the third quarter of 2011.
  • KFN received a BBB rating from Fitch Ratings and a BBB- rating from Standard & Poor's, in each case with a stable outlook.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, KFN reported net income of $39.8 million, or $0.22 per diluted common share, and $241.1 million, or $1.32 per diluted common share, respectively. Comparatively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, KFN reported net income of $82.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, and $292.9 million, or $1.85 per diluted common share, respectively.

KFN's third quarter 2011 results included net investment income of $86.6 million, other loss of $29.3 million and non-investment expenses of $17.9 million. Comparatively, KFN's third quarter 2010 results reflected net investment income of $78.3 million, other income of $26.6 million and non-investment expenses of $22.2 million. Net investment income increased $8.3 million, or 10.6%, from the three months ended September 30, 2010 to 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to revenue earned on the Company's working and royalty interests in oil and gas properties. Other loss of $29.3 million included net realized gains from corporate debt securities sales in July 2011 totaling $33.6 million, which were more than offset by unrealized losses consisting of mark-to-market losses on the Company's equities portfolio of $13.5 million and a $43.8 million lower of cost or estimated fair value charge for loans classified as held for sale. These unrealized losses are attributable to declines in equity and credit prices that occurred during the third quarter of 2011. Additionally, KFN's results were negatively impacted by foreign currency translation losses totaling $7.5 million, which were also included in other loss for the quarter.

KFN's results for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 included net investment income of $254.8 million, other income of $79.7 million and non-investment expenses of $85.1 million. Comparatively, KFN's results for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 reflected net investment income of $238.4 million, other income of $120.9 million and non-investment expenses of $66.0 million. The $51.8 million decrease in net income was primarily due to the factors affecting KFN's third quarter results discussed above and the absence of an aggregate one-time gain on extinguishment of debt totaling $38.7 million that was recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2010, related to the purchase of certain notes issued by two CLOs.

KKR Financial CLO 2011-1, Ltd. ("CLO 2011-1")

On July 8, 2011, the Company announced that it had upsized CLO 2011-1 to $600.0 million from $400.0 million. The increase in the transaction size is a result of an amendment to the transaction whereby CLO 2011-1 is now able to borrow up to $450.0 million representing an increase of $150.0 million from what was previously available under the securitization. In addition, the Company increased its residual interest in the transaction from $100.0 million to $150.0 million through the acquisition of an additional $50.0 million of subordinated notes issued by CLO 2011-1. As of September 30, 2011, CLO 2011-1 had completed its ramp up by deploying $589.4 million to acquire senior secured corporate loans.

Debt Transactions

During the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, the Company repurchased $45.1 million par amount of its 7.0% convertible senior notes due July 15, 2012 (the "7.0% Notes"). This transaction resulted in the Company recording a loss of $1.7 million and a write-off of $0.1 million of unamortized debt issuance costs during the three months ended September 30, 2011. As of September 30, 2011, the Company had committed to purchase an additional $1.2 million par amount of its 7.0% Notes.

Book Value

Book value per share decreased $0.77 from $9.91 as of June 30, 2011 to $9.14 as of September 30, 2011. The decrease in book value per share from June 30, 2011 was primarily driven by a decrease in the Company's accumulated other comprehensive income, a component of shareholders' equity, of $0.81 per share primarily as a result of declines in value of its securities-available-for sale and interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges, as well as the Company's quarterly distribution to shareholders of $0.18 per common share, partially offset by its earnings for the quarter of $0.22 per common share.

Corporate Rating

On November 3, 2011, KFN received a BBB rating from Fitch Ratings and a BBB- rating from Standard & Poor's, in each case with a stable outlook.

Distributions

On November 3, 2011, the Company's board of directors declared a cash distribution of $0.18 per common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. The distribution is payable on December 1, 2011 to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 17, 2011.

Information for Investors: Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast to review its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on November 3, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET). The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 723-9511 (Domestic) or +1 (719) 325-4923 (International); a pass code is not required. A telephonic replay of the call will be available through November 17, 2011 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (Domestic) and +1 (719) 457-0820 (International) / pass code 6249213. Supplemental materials that will be discussed during the call and the live audio web cast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.kkr.com/kfn_ir/kfn_events.cfm. An audio replay of the web cast will be archived in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.kkr.com/kfn_ir/kfn_events.cfm.

From time to time the Company may use its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other important information regarding the Company is routinely posted on and accessible at the Investor Relations section for KFN at www.kkr.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about the Company by enrolling your email by visiting the "Email Alerts" area in KFN's Investor Relations section.

About KKR Financial Holdings LLC

KKR Financial Holdings LLC is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. KFN's core business strategy is to leverage the proprietary resources of its manager with the objective of generating both current income and capital appreciation. KFN executes its core business strategy through its majority-owned subsidiaries. KFN is externally managed by KKR Financial Advisors LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR Asset Management LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.  Additional information regarding KFN is available at http://www.kkr.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this press release and actual results may differ. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond the Company's control. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If the Company does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to the Company's business in general, please refer to the Company's SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2011 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, filed with the SEC on November 3, 2011.

Schedule I

KKR Financial Holdings LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands, except per share information)




For the three
months ended September 30, 2011


For the three
months ended September 30, 2010


For the nine
months ended September 30, 2011


For the nine
months ended September 30, 2010


Net investment income:










Loan interest income                      


$

104,197


$

96,814


$

316,498


$

282,812


Securities interest income                  


20,143


25,406


64,772


79,067


Other investment income                   


10,100


29


24,343


2,086


Total investment income                   


134,440


122,249


405,613


363,965


Interest expense                         


32,604


30,051


97,703


100,402


Interest expense to affiliates                


12,688


5,791


38,926


17,072


Provision for loan losses                   


2,533


8,087


14,194


8,087


Net investment income                     


86,615


78,320


254,790


238,404


Other (loss) income:










Net realized and unrealized (loss) gain on investments


(24,531)


19,441


73,194


83,047


Net realized and unrealized (loss) gain on derivatives and foreign exchange


(7,603)


3,831


(295)


(3,437)


Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, and residential mortgage-backed securities issued, carried at estimated fair value


2,274


1,492


2,145


(7,764)


Net (loss) gain on restructuring and extinguishment of debt


(1,736)



(1,736)


39,999


Other income                            


2,290


1,863


6,400


9,085


Total other (loss) income                   


(29,306)


26,627


79,708


120,930


Non-investment expenses:










Related party management compensation


8,198


17,551


53,714


52,518


General, administrative and directors expenses  


8,554


3,561


27,092


10,127


Professional services                     


1,134


1,041


4,257


3,335


Total non-investment expenses             


17,886


22,153


85,063


65,980


Income before income tax expense           


39,423


82,794


249,435


293,354


Income tax (benefit) expense                


(397)


452


8,344


489


Net income                              


$

39,820


$

82,342


$

241,091


$

292,865












Net income per common share:










Basic                                


$

0.22


$

0.52


$

1.35


$

1.85


Diluted                               


$

0.22


$

0.52


$

1.32


$

1.85












Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:










Basic                                


177,723


157,057


177,493


157,018


Diluted                               


180,220


157,461


181,304


157,294





Schedule II

KKR Financial Holdings LLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(Amounts in thousands, except share information)




September 30,
2011


December 31,
2010


Assets






Cash and cash equivalents                                                     


$

137,309


$

313,829


Restricted cash and cash equivalents                                            


321,734


571,425


Securities available-for-sale, $690,336 and $728,558 pledged as collateral as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively


786,195


838,894


Corporate loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $191,407 and $209,030 as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively


6,115,948


5,857,816


Corporate loans held for sale                                                   


500,490


463,628


Residential mortgage-backed securities, at estimated fair value                         


88,209


93,929


Equity investments, at estimated fair value, $13,410 and $12,036 pledged as collateral as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively


170,175


99,955


Derivative assets                                                             


26,066


19,519


Interest and principal receivable                                                 


59,917


57,414


Other assets                                                                


209,861


102,003


Total assets                                                             


$

8,415,904


$

8,418,412


Liabilities                                                                  






Collateralized loan obligation secured debt                                         


$

5,596,020


$

5,630,272


Collateralized loan obligation junior secured notes to affiliates                         


365,848


366,124


Credit facilities                                                               


38,300


18,400


Convertible senior notes                                                       


299,877


344,142


Junior subordinated notes                                                     


283,517


283,517


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities                             


52,596


14,193


Accrued interest payable                                                      


15,987


22,846


Accrued interest payable to affiliates                                             


7,579


6,316


Related party payable                                                         


3,687


12,988


Derivative liabilities                                                           


123,957


76,566


Total liabilities                                                           


6,787,368


6,775,364


Shareholders' Equity                                                        






Preferred shares, no par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized and none issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010




Common shares, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, and 178,145,482 and 177,848,565 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively




Paid-in-capital                                                               


2,758,891


2,756,200


Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income                                   


(37,413)


133,596


Accumulated deficit                                                           


(1,092,942)


(1,246,748)


Total shareholders' equity                                                


1,628,536


1,643,048


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                                   


$

8,415,904


$

8,418,412





Investor Relations Contact:
Angela Yang
415-315-6567
investor-relations@kkr.com

Media Contact:
Kristi Huller
212-750-8300
media@kkr.com

SOURCE KKR Financial Holdings LLC

 

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