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Medley Management Inc. Declares $0.20 Per Share Dividend, Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results and Schedules Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

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NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medley Management Inc. (NYSE:MDLY) today reported its financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2018 and will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Highlights

  • Fee earning assets under management were $3.0 billion as of June 30, 2018
  • Total assets under management were $5.0 billion as of June 30, 2018
  • U.S. GAAP net loss per share attributable to Medley Management Inc. was $0.08 for Q2 2018
  • Core Net Income Per Share was $0.05 for Q2 2018
  • Declared $0.20 per share dividend for Q2 2018 payable on September 6, 2018

Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2018

Total revenues were $15.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $16.4 million for the same period in 2017. The decrease was due primarily to lower base management fees from our permanent capital vehicles, partly offset by an increase in other revenue and fees.

Total expenses from operations were $11.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $8.5 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was due primarily to an increase in compensation expense and professional fees.

Total other expense, net was $5.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was due primarily to $4.0 million of unrealized losses relating to one of our investments, partly offset by an increase of $0.2 million in dividend income.  The $4.0 million of unrealized losses were allocated to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries which did not have any impact on the net income attributed to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC.

Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC was less than $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $4.2 million for the same period in 2017. Medley Management Inc.'s net loss per share was $0.08 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to net income per share of $0.06 for the same period in 2017.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income was $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $5.2 million for the same period in 2017. Core Net Income Per Share was $0.05 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $0.10 for the same period in 2017. Core EBITDA was $5.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $8.2 million for the same period in 2017.

Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

Total revenues were $29.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $30.4 million for the same period in 2017. The decrease was due primarily to lower base management fees from our permanent capital vehicles, partly offset by an increase in other revenue and fees.

Total expenses from operations were $24.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $16.1 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was due primarily to an increase in compensation expense, professional fees and operating expenses of our consolidated fund.

Total other expense, net was $16.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $3.4 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was due primarily to $13.6 million of unrealized losses relating to one of our investments, partly offset by an increase of $0.9 million in dividend income. Of the $13.6 million of unrealized losses, $10.1 million was allocated to non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries which did not have any impact on the net income attributed to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC.

Net loss attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC was $5.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to net income of $7.4 million for the same period in 2017. Medley Management Inc.'s net loss per share was $0.34 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to net income per share of $0.14 for the same period in 2017.

Pre-Tax Core Net Income was $4.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $10.4 million for the same period in 2017. Core Net Income Per Share was $0.10 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $0.19 for the same period in 2017. Core EBITDA was $10.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $16.1 million for the same period in 2017.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

We will host an earnings conference call and audio webcast at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, August 10, 2018 to discuss our second quarter financial results.

All interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (877) 524-5743 approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the call. International callers should dial (615) 247-0088. Participants should reference Medley Management Inc. and the conference ID of 4978749 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.

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 June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30
(unaudited)
  2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
  (Amounts in thousands, except AUM, share and per share amounts)
Consolidated Financial Data:              
Pre-Tax Income $ (2,264 )   $ 5,923     $ (11,715 )   $ 10,986  
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and non-controlling interests in Medley LLC $ 5     $ 4,191     $ (5,122 )   $ 7,353  
Net income (loss) per Class A common stock $ (0.08 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.34 )   $ 0.14  
Net Income Margin (1) %   25.5 %   (17.3 )%   24.1 %
Weighted average shares - Basic and Diluted 5,543,802     5,588,978     5,513,719     5,697,483  
               
Non-GAAP Data:              
Pre-Tax Core Net Income (2) $ 2,421     $ 5,228     $ 4,529     $ 10,415  
Core Net Income  (2) $ 2,018     $ 4,733     $ 3,275     $ 9,321  
Core EBITDA  (3) $ 5,351     $ 8,226     $ 10,359     $ 16,146  
Core Net Income Per Share (4) $ 0.05     $ 0.10     $ 0.10     $ 0.19  
Core Net Income Margin (5) 10.7 %   18.1 %   10.2 %   19.5 %
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (6) 31,790,112     31,028,903     31,215,945     30,997,006  
               
Other Data (at period end, in millions):              
AUM $ 5,036     $ 5,438     $ 5,036     $ 5,438  
Fee Earning AUM $ 2,960     $ 3,279     $ 2,960     $ 3,279  


(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 33.0% for 2018 and 43.0% for 2017. 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 conversion by the pre-IPO holders of up to 24,639,302 vested and unvested LLC Units for 24,639,302 shares of Class A common stock at the beginning of each period presented.
   

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, March 31, 2018 $ 1,972     $ 1,068     $ 3,040     65 %   35 %
Commitments (29 )   72     43          
Distributions (21 )   (55 )   (76 )        
Change in fund value (26 )   (21 )   (47 )        
Ending balance, June 30, 2018 $ 1,896     $ 1,064     $ 2,960     64 %   36 %
                                   

Total fee earning AUM decreased by $80 million, or 3% as of June 30, 2018 compared to total fee earning AUM as of March 31, 2018. The permanent capital vehicles' share of fee earning AUM decreased to 64% as of June 30, 2018 compared to 65% as of March 31, 2018.

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, 2017 $ 2,090     $ 1,068     $ 3,158     66 %   34 %
Commitments (90 )   154     64          
Distributions (45 )   (88 )   (133 )        
Change in fund value (59 )   (70 )   (129 )        
Ending balance, June 30, 2018 $ 1,896     $ 1,064     $ 2,960     64 %   36 %
                                   

Total fee earning AUM decreased by $198 million, or 6% as of June 30, 2018 compared to total fee earning AUM as of December 31, 2017. The permanent capital vehicles' share of fee earning AUM decreased to 64% as of June 30, 2018 compared to 66% as of December 31, 2017.

Dividend Declaration

On August 7, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of Class A common stock for the second quarter of 2018. The dividend will be paid on September 6, 2018 to stockholders of record as of August 23, 2018.

About Medley

Medley is an alternative asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors. Medley's national direct origination franchise is a premier provider of capital to the middle market in the U.S. Medley has over $5 billion of assets under management in two business development companies, Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC) (TASE: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 America.(1)

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 is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:MCC) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: MCC) and has outstanding bonds which trade on both the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols (NYSE:MCV), (NYSE:MCX) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol (TASE: MCC.B1).

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, 2017. 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 June 30, 2018.

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

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
   (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
Revenues              
Management fees (includes Part I incentive fees of $544
for the six months ending June 30, 2017)
$ 11,965     $ 13,201     $ 24,050     $ 27,096  
Performance fees     546         (1,817 )
Other revenues and fees 3,038     2,668     5,367     4,988  
Investment income (loss):              
Carried interest 432     28     597     173  
Other investment loss (284 )   (9 )   (467 )   (10 )
Total Revenues 15,151     16,434     29,547     30,430  
               
Expenses              
Compensation and benefits 7,333     5,705     15,671     11,499  
Performance fee compensation (26 )   50     (33 )   (831 )
General, administrative and other expenses 4,342     2,754     8,851     5,422  
Total Expenses 11,649     8,509     24,489     16,090  
               
Other Income (Expense)              
Dividend income 960     733     2,389     1,468  
Interest expense (2,715 )   (2,766 )   (5,396 )   (6,413 )
Other income (expenses), net (4,011 )   31     (13,766 )   1,591  
Total Other Expense, Net (5,766 )   (2,002 )   (16,773 )   (3,354 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (2,264 )   5,923     (11,715 )   10,986  
Provision for income taxes 195     428     385     841  
Net Income (Loss) (2,459 )   5,495     (12,100 )   10,145  
Net income (loss) attributable to redeemable non-controlling
interests and non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries
(2,464 )   1,304     (6,978 )   2,792  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests in Medley LLC 133     3,617     (3,766 )   6,386  
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ (128 )   $ 574     $ (1,356 )   $ 967  
               
Net Income (Loss) Per Share of Class A Common Stock:              
Basic $ (0.08 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.34 )   $ 0.14  
Diluted $ (0.08 )   $ 0.06     $ (0.34 )   $ 0.14  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic and Diluted 5,543,802     5,588,978     5,513,719     5,697,483  
                       

Exhibit B. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
  (Amounts in thousands)
Net Income (Loss) $ (2,459 )   $ 5,495     $ (12,100 )   $ 10,145  
Other Comprehensive Income:              
Change in fair value of available-for-sale securities (net of
taxes of $0.2 million for Medley Management Inc. for each
of the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and
$0.1 million for Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC for
each of the three and six months ended June 30, 2017)
    (2,651 )       (2,166 )
Total Comprehensive Income (Loss) (2,459 )   2,844     (12,100 )   7,979  
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to redeemable
non-controlling interests and non-controlling interests in
consolidated subsidiaries
(2,464 )   952     (6,978 )   2,763  
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling
interests in Medley LLC
133     1,646     (3,766 )   4,545  
Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ (128 )   $ 246     $ (1,356 )   $ 671  
                               

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 June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  2018    2017    2018    2017
                             
  (Amounts in thousands)
Net income (loss) attributable to Medley Management Inc. $ (128 )   $ 574     $ (1,356 )   $ 967  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling
interests in Medley LLC
133     3,617     (3,766 )   6,386  
Net income attributable to Medley Management Inc. and
non-controlling interests in Medley LLC
$ 5     $ 4,191     $ (5,122 )   $ 7,353  
Reimbursable fund startup expenses 442     226     1,065     251  
IPO date award stock-based compensation 433     318     574     (343 )
Other non-core items:              
Unrealized losses on shares of MCC         3,543      
Severance expense 338     65     2,224     1,164  
Acceleration of debt issuance costs (1)             1,149  
Other (2)

1,008         1,860      
Income tax expense on adjustments (208 )   (67 )   (869 )   (253 )
Core Net Income $ 2,018     $ 4,733     $ 3,275     $ 9,321  
Interest expense 2,715     2,766     5,396     5,264  
Income taxes 403     495     1,254     1,094  
Depreciation and amortization 215     232     434     467  
Core EBITDA $ 5,351     $ 8,226     $ 10,359     $ 16,146  


(1) Amounts relate to 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.
(2)  For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, other items consists of expenses related to non-core business development activities and other expenses.   
   

Exhibit D. Calculation of Core Net Income Per Share

       
  For the Three Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
  (Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Numerator  
Core Net Income $ 2,018     $ 4,733     $ 3,275     $ 9,321  
Add: Income taxes 403     495     1,254     1,094  
Pre-Tax Core Net Income $ 2,421     $ 5,228     $ 4,529     $ 10,415  
               
Denominator              
Class A common stock 5,543,802     5,588,978     5,513,719     5,697,483  
Conversion of LLC Units and restricted LLC Units to Class A common stock 24,372,591     23,653,333     24,023,329     23,561,400  
Restricted Stock Units 1,873,719     1,786,592     1,678,897     1,738,123  
Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding (1) 31,790,112     31,028,903     31,215,945     30,997,006  
Pre-Tax Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.08     $ 0.17     $ 0.15     $ 0.34  
Less: corporate income taxes per share (2) (0.03 )   (0.07 )   (0.05 )   (0.15 )
Core Net Income Per Share $ 0.05     $ 0.10     $ 0.10     $ 0.19  


(1) The calculation of Pro-Forma Weighted Average Shares Outstanding assumes the conversion by the pre-IPO holders of up to 24,639,302 vested and unvested LLC Units for 24,639,302 shares of Class A common stock at the beginning of each period 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 33.0% for 2018 and 43.0% for 2017. The lower effective corporate tax rate was primarily the result of the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which reduced the federal corporate tax rate from 34.0% to 21.0% effective January 1, 2018.
   

Exhibit E. Reconciliation of Net Income Margin to Core Net Income Margin

  For the Three Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  For the Six Months Ended June 30,
(unaudited)
  2018   2017   2018   2017
               
Net Income Margin %   25.5 %   (17.3 )%   24.1 %
Reimbursable fund startup expenses (1) 2.9 %   1.4 %   3.6 %   0.7 %
IPO date award stock-based compensation (1) 2.9 %   1.9 %   1.9 %   (1.1 )%
Other non-core items:(1)              
Unrealized losses on shares of MCC %   %   12.0 %   %
Severance expense 2.2 %   0.4 %   7.5 %   3.9 %
Acceleration of debt issuance costs %   %   0.0 %   3.8 %
Other

 
6.7 %   %   6.3 %   %
Provision for income taxes (1) 1.3 %   2.6 %   1.3 %   2.8 %
Corporate income taxes (2) (5.3 )%   (13.7 )%   (5.1 )%   (14.7 )%
Core Net Income Margin 10.7 %   18.1 %   10.2 %   19.5 %


(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)  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 33.0% for 2018 and 43.0% for 2017 and presented the calculation as a percentage of total revenue.
   

Exhibit F. Consolidated Balance Sheets of Medley Management Inc.

  As of
  June 30, 2018
(unaudited)
  December 31, 2017
               
  (Amounts in thousands)
Assets              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 24,862     $ 36,327  
Investments, at fair value 44,359     56,632  
Management fees receivable 10,325     14,714  
Performance fees receivable     2,987  
Other assets 14,635     17,262  
Total Assets $ 94,181     $ 127,922  
       
Liabilities, Redeemable Non-controlling Interests and Equity      
Liabilities      
Senior unsecured debt, net $ 117,239     $ 116,892  
Loans payable, net 9,559     9,233  
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 21,461     25,130  
Total Liabilities 148,259     151,255  
       
Redeemable Non-controlling Interests 42,395     53,741  
       
Equity      
Class A common stock 56     55  
Class B common stock      
Additional paid in capital 5,155     2,820  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (1,301 )
Accumulated deficit (15,637 )   (9,545 )
Total stockholders' deficit, Medley Management Inc. (10,426 )   (7,971 )
Non-controlling interests in consolidated subsidiaries (1,644 )   (1,702 )
Non-controlling interests in Medley LLC (84,403 )   (67,401 )
Total Deficit (96,473 )   (77,074 )
Total Liabilities, Redeemable Non-controlling Interests and Equity $ 94,181     $ 127,922  

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