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Manning & Napier, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Results

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FAIRPORT, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Manning & Napier, Inc. (NYSE: MN), ("Manning & Napier" or "the Company") today reported 2017 third quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2017.

Summary Highlights

  • Assets under management ("AUM") at September 30, 2017 was $26.5 billion, compared with $27.1 billion at June 30, 2017
  • Revenue for the third quarter decreased 23% year-over-year and 5% sequentially to $48.8 million
  • Third quarter income before taxes was $12.6 million
  • Net income attributable to Manning & Napier, Inc. for the third quarter was $1.5 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, and on a non-GAAP basis, economic net income was $7.7 million, or $0.10 per adjusted share
  • The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share of Class A common stock at their July 2017 board meeting
  • Completed the adoption of the Rainier International Discovery Fund into the Manning & Napier Fund complex during the third quarter, which further enhances our international product set

William Manning, co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "During the third quarter we were able to maintain or extend our year-to-date relative outperformance advantage for many strategies across our complex, most notably including traditional products like our Life Cycle and Equity Series as well as our Disciplined Value, International Discovery and Real Estate offerings. We are encouraged by the returns we have been able to achieve to date in 2017 despite the backdrop of elevated valuations and low volatility in an extended bull market."

Mr. Manning continued, "Equally encouraging has been the positive feedback we've heard from clients regarding not only our returns, but the broader consultative approach that we have utilized to add value for our clients. Our clients appreciate the flexibility, discernment and risk management that only an active manager can provide when the bull market starts to lose steam. Additionally, our clients continue to look to us for solutions to long-term financial problems such as tax planning, estate solutions and more. Delivering these and other services allow us to maintain deep relationships with our clients and are a strategic goal for us, and we are committed to having the resources, expertise and infrastructure in place to support these initiatives."

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Review

Manning & Napier reported third quarter 2017 revenue of $48.8 million, a decrease of 23% from revenue of $63.3 million reported in the third quarter of 2016, and a decrease of 5% from revenue of $51.5 million reported in the second quarter of 2017. The changes in revenue resulted primarily from changes in average AUM. Average AUM for the quarter was $27.0 billion, a 24% and 6% decrease from average AUM for the third quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017, when average AUM was $35.4 billion and $28.6 billion, respectively. Revenue as a percentage of average AUM was 0.72% for the third quarter of 2017, compared to 0.71% for the third quarter of 2016 and 0.72% for the second quarter of 2017.

Operating expenses for the third quarter 2017 were $37.1 million, a decrease of $4.5 million, or 11%, compared with the third quarter of 2016, and an increase of $0.5 million, or 1%, compared with the second quarter of 2017.

Compensation and related costs decreased by $2.3 million and increased by less than $0.1 million compared with the third quarter of 2016 and second quarter of 2017, respectively. The expense decrease in the current quarter compared to the third quarter of 2016 was primarily due to lower variable incentive costs as a result of the reduction in AUM as well as a reduction in our average overall workforce of approximately 7%. As a percentage of revenue, compensation and related costs for the third quarter of 2017 were 46%, compared with 39% for the third quarter of 2016 and 43% for the second quarter of 2017.

Distribution, servicing and custody expenses for the third quarter of 2017 decreased by $1.9 million, or 21%, compared with the third quarter of 2016 while average mutual fund and collective trust AUM decreased by 37%.  The percentage decrease in AUM exceeds the percentage decrease in expense since 2017 redemptions have been concentrated in those relationships where we do not have distribution and servicing obligations. Specifically, we had a single retirement plan relationship which redeemed approximately $2.5 billion during the second quarter of 2017 where there was no associated distribution obligation. Distribution, servicing and custody expenses for the third quarter of 2017 decreased by $0.2 million, or 2%, compared with the second quarter of 2017, while average mutual fund and collective trust AUM decreased by 9%.

Other operating costs decreased by $0.3 million, or 4%, compared with the third quarter of 2016, and increased by $0.7 million, or 9%, compared with the second quarter of 2017. As a percentage of revenue, other operating costs for the third quarter of 2017 was 16% compared to 13% for third quarter of 2016 and 14% for the second quarter of 2017.

Operating income was $11.7 million for the quarter, a decrease of $9.9 million, or 46%, from the third quarter of 2016 and a decrease of $3.2 million, or 22%, from the second quarter of 2017. Operating margin was 24% for the third quarter of 2017, compared with 34% for the third quarter of 2016 and 29% for the second quarter of 2017.

Non-operating income was $0.8 million for the quarter, compared to a net loss of $0.1 million and net income of $0.8 million reported for the third quarter of 2016 and second quarter of 2017, respectively. Non-operating income for the quarter included $0.7 million of net income on investments held by the Company to provide initial cash seeding for product development purposes, compared to net loss of $0.1 million and net income of $0.6 million for the third quarter of 2016 and second quarter of 2017, respectively.

Income before taxes was $12.6 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $21.6 million in the third quarter of 2016, a 42% decrease, and $15.8 million in the second quarter of 2017, a 20% decrease. Net income attributable to the controlling and noncontrolling interests for the third quarter of 2017 was $11.9 million, compared to net income of $20.0 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $14.6 million in the second quarter of 2017. Net income attributable to Manning & Napier, Inc. for the third quarter of 2017 was $1.5 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, compared to $2.3 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, in the third quarter of 2016 and $1.7 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2017 and reflects the public ownership of the Company's subsidiary, Manning & Napier Group, LLC. The remaining ownership interest is attributed to the other members of Manning & Napier Group, LLC. For the third quarter of 2017, diluted weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding reflect the impact of the exchangeable units of Manning & Napier Group, LLC.

As defined in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section below, the Company uses economic net income and economic net income per adjusted share to provide greater clarity regarding the cash earnings of the business. On this basis, Manning & Napier reported third quarter 2017 economic net income of $7.7 million, or $0.10 per adjusted share, compared to $13.4 million, or $0.16 per adjusted share, in the third quarter of 2016 and $9.7 million, or $0.12 per adjusted share, in the second quarter of 2017.

Nine-months ended September 30, 2017 Financial Review

Manning & Napier reported 2017 year-to-date revenue of $155.9 million, a decrease of 18% from revenue of $189.9 million reported in 2016. This decrease was consistent with changes in average AUM, which decreased by 17% from the prior year to $29.2 billion in 2017. Revenue as a percentage of average AUM was 0.71%, compared to 0.71% for the prior year.

Operating expenses for 2017 year-to-date were $112.4 million, a decrease of $10.0 million, or 8%, from 2016.

Compensation and related costs decreased by $3.1 million, or 4%, when compared to 2016. This decrease was primarily driven by lower variable incentive costs as a result of the reduction in AUM, coupled with a reduction in stock-based compensation. As a percentage of revenue, compensation and related costs for 2017 year-to-date were 44%, compared to 37% for the prior year.

Distribution, servicing and custody expenses for 2017 year-to-date decreased by $5.2 million, or 19%, from 2016, while average mutual fund and collective trust AUM decreased by 27% for the same period. The percentage decrease in AUM exceeds the percentage decrease in expense since redemptions during 2017 were concentrated in those relationships where we did not have distribution and servicing obligations. Specifically, we had a single retirement plan relationship which redeemed approximately $2.5 billion during the second quarter of 2017 where there was no associated distribution obligation.

Other operating costs decreased by $1.8 million, or 7%, when compared to 2016. As a percentage of revenue, other operating costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 15% compared to 13% for 2016.

Operating income was $43.4 million for 2017 year-to-date, a decrease of $24.0 million, or 36%, from 2016. Operating margin for 2017 year-to-date was 28% compared to the prior year of 36%.

Non-operating income for 2017 year-to-date was $2.8 million, an increase of $1.6 million from non-operating income of $1.2 million reported in 2016. Included in non-operating income for 2017 year-to-date was $2.3 million of net income on investments held by the Company to provide initial cash seeding for product development purposes, compared to net income of $1.2 million reported in 2016.

Income before taxes was $46.3 million for 2017 year-to-date, compared to $68.7 million in 2016, a 33% decrease. Net income attributable to the controlling and noncontrolling interests was $43.0 million and $63.9 million in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Net income attributable to the common shareholders for 2017 was $5.1 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, compared to $7.3 million, or $0.49 per basic share and $0.48 per diluted share in 2016.

On a Non-GAAP basis, economic net income was $28.2 million, or $0.35 per adjusted share for 2017 year-to-date, compared to $42.6 million, or $0.52 per adjusted share in 2016.

Assets Under Management

As of September 30, 2017, AUM was $26.5 billion, a decrease of 2% from $27.1 billion as of June 30, 2017 and a decrease of 24% from $34.8 billion as of September 30, 2016. The composition of the Company's AUM as of both September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017 was 65% in separate accounts and 35% in mutual funds and collective investment trusts, compared to 59% in separate accounts and 41% in mutual funds and collective investment trusts as of September 30, 2016.

Since June 30, 2017, AUM decreased by $0.5 billion. This decrease in AUM was attributable to net client outflows of $1.5 billion, partially offset by market appreciation of approximately $1.0 billion. The net client outflows of $1.5 billion consisted of net client outflows for both the separate account and mutual fund and collective investment trust products of approximately $1.0 billion and $0.5 billion, respectively. The annualized separate account retention rate for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was 89%, compared to 82% for the rolling 12 months ended September 30, 2017.

When compared to September 30, 2016, AUM decreased by $8.3 billion from $34.8 billion, including a decrease of $3.2 billion, or 15%, in separate account AUM and a decrease of $5.1 billion, or 36%, in mutual fund and collective investment trust AUM. The $8.3 billion decrease in AUM from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017 was attributable to net client outflows of approximately $11.1 billion, partially offset by market appreciation of $2.8 billion. The net client outflows of $11.1 billion consisted of $4.9 billion of net outflows for separate accounts and $6.2 billion of net outflows for mutual funds and collective investment trusts.

Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents were $103.3 million and investments, including short-term investments and seeded products, were $38.3 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents of $93.0 million and investments of $45.3 million at June 30, 2017. The increase in cash and cash equivalents during the quarter was driven primarily by net income and the Company's redemption of approximately $8.9 million of seeded product investments. This increase was partially offset by the timing of accrued incentive compensation payments and by Manning & Napier Group's distribution of $8.3 million in cash to its members, resulting in a third quarter dividend of $0.08 per share of Class A common stock. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had no debt.

Conference Call

Manning & Napier will host a conference call to discuss its 2017 third quarter financial results on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. ET. To access the teleconference, please dial 706-758-9224 (domestic and international) approximately ten minutes before the teleconference's scheduled start time and reference ID# 99235703. A live webcast will also be available on the investor relations portion of Manning & Napier's website at http://ir.manning-napier.com/. A supplemental slide deck will be posted to the Company's website prior to the call.

If you are unable to access the live teleconference, a replay will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call's completion and available through November 8, 2017. The teleconference replay can be accessed by dialing 404-537-3406 (domestic and international) and entering the ID# 99235703. A webcast replay will also be available on the investor relations portion of Manning & Napier's website at http://ir.manning-napier.com/.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors with greater insight, promote transparency and allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making, the Company supplements its consolidated statements of income presented on a GAAP basis with non-GAAP financial measures of earnings. Please refer to the schedule in this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP measures.

Management uses economic net income and economic net income per adjusted share as financial measures to evaluate the profitability and efficiency of the Company's business. Economic net income and economic net income per adjusted share are not presented in accordance with GAAP.

Economic net income is a non-GAAP measure of after-tax operating performance and equals the Company's income before tax provision for income taxes less adjusted income taxes. Adjusted income taxes are estimated assuming the exchange of all outstanding units of Manning & Napier Group, LLC into Class A common stock on a one-to-one basis. Therefore, all income of Manning & Napier Group, LLC allocated to the units of Manning & Napier Group, LLC is treated as if it were allocated to Manning & Napier and represents an estimate of income tax expense at an effective rate of 39.0% for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017 and 38.0% for the three-month period ending September 30, 2016, and 39.0% and 38.0% for the nine-months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, reflecting assumed federal, state and local income taxes. Economic net income per adjusted share is equal to economic net income divided by the total number of adjusted Class A common shares outstanding. The number of adjusted Class A common shares outstanding for all periods presented is determined by assuming the weighted average exchangeable units of Manning & Napier Group, LLC and unvested equity awards are converted into the Company's outstanding Class A common stock as of the respective reporting date, on a one-to-one basis. The Company's management uses economic net income, among other financial data, to determine the earnings available to distribute as dividends to holders of its Class A common stock and to the holders of the units of Manning & Napier Group, LLC.

Investors should consider the non-GAAP measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, the Company's non-GAAP measures may differ from similar measures used by other companies, even if similar terms are used to identify such measures.

About Manning & Napier, Inc.

Manning & Napier (NYSE: MN) provides a broad range of investment solutions as well as a variety of consultative services that complement our investment process. Founded in 1970, we offer U.S. and non-U.S. equity, fixed income, and a range of blended asset portfolios, such as life cycle funds and actively-managed exchange-traded fund ("ETF")-based portfolios. We serve a diversified client base of high-net-worth individuals and institutions, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, Taft-Hartley plans, endowments and foundations. For many of these clients, our relationship goes beyond investment management and includes customized solutions that address key issues and solve client-specific problems. We are headquartered in Fairport, NY and had 434 employees as of September 30, 2017.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release and other statements that the Company may make may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect the Company's current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. Words like "believes," "expects," "may," "estimates," "will," "should," "intends," "plans," or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, are used to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Although the Company believes that it is basing its expectations and beliefs on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of what it currently knows about its business and operations, there can be no assurance that its actual results will not differ materially from what the Company expects or believes. Some of the factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ from its expectations or beliefs include, without limitation: changes in securities or financial markets or general economic conditions; a decline in the performance of the Company's products; client sales and redemption activity; changes of government policy or regulations; and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts
Investor Relations:
Sean Silva
Prosek Partners
212-279-3115
ssilva@prosek.com

Public Relations:
Nicole Kingsley Brunner
Manning & Napier, Inc.
585-325-6880
nbrunner@manning-napier.com

 

 

Manning & Napier, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)














Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,
2017


June 30,
2017


September 30,
2016


September 30,
2017


September 30,
2016

Revenues











Investment management services revenue


$            48,838


$          51,536


$          63,305


$         155,859


$        189,852

Expenses











Compensation and related costs


22,287


22,233


24,627


67,901


70,973

Distribution, servicing and custody expenses


6,920


7,084


8,798


21,415


26,590

Other operating costs


7,887


7,234


8,188


23,099


24,854

Total operating expenses


37,094


36,551


41,613


112,415


122,417

Operating income


11,744


14,985


21,692


43,444


67,435

Non-operating income (loss)











Non-operating income (loss), net


847


846


(142)


2,835


1,216

Income before provision for income taxes


12,591


15,831


21,550


46,279


68,651

Provision for income taxes


739


1,242


1,565


3,324


4,784

Net income attributable to the controlling and the
   noncontrolling interests


11,852


14,589


19,985


42,955


63,867

Less: net income attributable to the noncontrolling
   interests


10,331


12,904


17,727


37,852


56,586

Net income attributable to Manning & Napier,
   Inc.


$              1,521


$            1,685


$            2,258


$             5,103


$            7,281












Net income per share available to Class A
   common stock











Basic


$                0.10


$              0.12


$              0.15


$               0.35


$              0.49

Diluted


$                0.10


$              0.12


$              0.15


$               0.35


$              0.48

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock
   outstanding











Basic


14,249,347


14,111,368


14,042,880


14,135,288


13,916,721

Diluted


78,210,019


14,298,834


14,175,321


14,241,642


14,173,283

 

 

Manning & Napier, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP Measures

(in thousands, except share data)

(unaudited)














Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



September 30,
2017


June 30,
2017


September 30,
2016


September 30,
2017


September 30,
2016

Net income attributable to Manning & Napier, Inc.


$               1,521


$               1,685


$                 2,258


$               5,103


$               7,281

Add back: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling
interests


10,331


12,904


17,727


37,852


56,586

Add back: Provision for income taxes


739


1,242


1,565


3,324


4,784

Income before provision for income taxes


12,591


15,831


21,550


46,279


68,651

Adjusted income taxes (Non-GAAP)


4,910


6,174


8,189


18,049


26,081

Economic net income (Non-GAAP)


$              7,681


$              9,657


$             13,361


$           28,230


$           42,570












Weighted average shares of Class A common stock
outstanding - Basic


14,249,347


14,111,368


14,042,880


14,135,288


13,916,721

Assumed vesting, conversion or exchange of:











Manning & Napier Group, LLC units outstanding (non-
controlling interest)


63,937,284


63,941,860


65,784,571


64,541,055


66,686,373

Unvested restricted share-based awards


874,080


1,136,144


1,343,664


1,071,448


1,679,504

Weighted average adjusted shares (Non-GAAP)


79,060,711


79,189,372


81,171,115


79,747,791


82,282,598












Economic net income per adjusted share (Non-GAAP)


$                0.10


$                0.12


$                  0.16


$                0.35


$                0.52

 

 

Manning & Napier, Inc.

Assets Under Management ("AUM")

(in millions)

(unaudited)






For the three months ended:


Investment Vehicle


Portfolio



Separate
accounts


Mutual funds
and collective
investment trusts


Total


Blended Asset


Equity


Fixed
Income


Total

As of June 30, 2017


$      17,714.9


$                 9,360.6


$ 27,075.5


$      16,613.8


$   9,094.3


$  1,367.4


$ 27,075.5

Gross client inflows (1)


407.2


393.4


800.6


468.0


278.0


54.6


800.6

Gross client outflows (1)


(1,383.4)


(928.2)


(2,311.6)


(1,193.5)


(1,014.5)


(103.6)


(2,311.6)

Market appreciation/  
(depreciation) & other (2)


621.6


359.7


981.3


491.8


479.6


9.9


981.3

As of September 30, 2017


$      17,360.3


$                 9,185.5


$ 26,545.8


$      16,380.1


$   8,837.4


$  1,328.3


$ 26,545.8

Average AUM for period


$      17,707.0


$                 9,294.0


$ 27,001.0


$      16,538.6


$   9,125.2


$  1,337.2


$ 27,001.0
















As of March 31, 2017


$      18,762.8


$               12,866.6


$ 31,629.4


$      19,851.8


$ 10,496.4


$  1,281.2


$ 31,629.4

Gross client inflows (1)


621.2


450.0


1,071.2


560.7


318.0


192.5


1,071.2

Gross client outflows (1)


(2,316.8)


(4,375.2)


(6,692.0)


(4,251.0)


(2,314.4)


(126.6)


(6,692.0)

Market appreciation/  
(depreciation) & other (2)


647.7


419.2


1,066.9


452.3


594.3


20.3


1,066.9

As of June 30, 2017


$      17,714.9


$                 9,360.6


$ 27,075.5


$      16,613.8


$   9,094.3


$  1,367.4


$ 27,075.5

Average AUM for period


$      18,424.4


$               10,218.0


$ 28,642.4


$      17,249.6


$ 10,061.2


$  1,331.6


$ 28,642.4
















As of June 30, 2016


$         20,585.0


$               15,131.2


$ 35,716.2


$      21,676.8


$ 12,608.9


$  1,430.5


$ 35,716.2

Gross client inflows (1)


374.6


752.2


1,126.8


742.8


329.1


54.9


1,126.8

Gross client outflows (1)


(1,226.0)


(2,163.2)


(3,389.2)


(1,628.3)


(1,612.5)


(148.4)


(3,389.2)

Market appreciation/  
(depreciation) & other (2)


803.4


561.3


1,364.7


757.6


599.3


7.8


1,364.7

As of September 30, 2016


$      20,537.0


$               14,281.5


$ 34,818.5


$      21,548.9


$ 11,924.8


$  1,344.8


$ 34,818.5
















Average AUM for period


$      20,678.1


$               14,767.5


$ 35,445.6


$      21,649.0


$ 12,412.7


$  1,383.9


$ 35,445.6






For the nine months ended:


Investment Vehicle


Portfolio



Separate
accounts


Mutual funds
and collective
investment trusts


Total


Blended Asset


Equity


Fixed
Income


Total

As of December 31, 2016


$      18,801.9


$               12,881.1


$ 31,683.0


$      19,909.4


$ 10,463.9


$  1,309.7


$ 31,683.0

Gross client inflows (1)


1,384.3


1,554.4


2,938.7


1,733.9


914.1


290.7


2,938.7

Gross client outflows (1)


(5,223.1)


(6,807.8)


(12,030.9)


(7,321.1)


(4,382.1)


(327.7)


(12,030.9)

Market appreciation/  
(depreciation) & other (2)


2,397.2


1,557.8


3,955.0


2,057.9


1,841.5


55.6


3,955.0

As of September 30, 2017


$      17,360.3


$                 9,185.5


$ 26,545.8


$      16,380.1


$   8,837.4


$  1,328.3


$ 26,545.8

Average AUM for period


$      18,397.8


$               10,784.9


$ 29,182.7


$      17,917.8


$   9,948.0


$  1,316.9


$ 29,182.7
















As of December 31, 2015


$      20,735.4


$               14,706.8


$ 35,442.2


$      22,442.4


$ 11,828.4


$  1,171.4


$ 35,442.2

Gross client inflows (1)


1,295.9


2,534.1


3,830.0


2,571.2


972.1


286.7


3,830.0

Gross client outflows (1)


(4,178.4)


(5,694.7)


(9,873.1)


(4,982.2)


(4,550.1)


(340.8)


(9,873.1)

Acquired assets


1,234.2


1,660.1


2,894.3



2,719.8


174.5


2,894.3

Market appreciation/  
(depreciation) & other (2)


1,449.9


1,075.2


2,525.1


1,517.5


954.6


53.0


2,525.1

As of September 30, 2016


$      20,537.0


$               14,281.5


$ 34,818.5


$      21,548.9


$ 11,924.8


$  1,344.8


$ 34,818.5

Average AUM for period


$      20,584.2


$               14,724.0


$ 35,308.2


$      21,840.7


$ 12,167.4


$  1,300.1


$ 35,308.2

(1) Transfers of client assets between portfolios are included in gross client inflows and gross client outflows.

(2) Market appreciation/(depreciation) and other includes investment gains/(losses) on assets under management, the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and net flows from non-sales related activities including net reinvested dividends.

 

 

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