JMP Group LLC
Aug 9, 2007

JMP Group Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

JMP Group Inc. (NYSE:JMP), a growth-oriented investment banking and asset management firm, today reported financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007.

On May 16, 2007, the company completed its initial public offering and a related corporate reorganization, issuing 7,199,864 new shares of common stock. Selling stockholders sold an additional 1,999,098 shares of common stock in the offering. Net proceeds to the company totaled approximately $73.1 million.

Following its corporate reorganization, JMP Group Inc. is organized as a C corporation and, as of May 16, 2007, succeeded to the business of JMP Group LLC. For the purposes of financial reporting, JMP Group Inc. is considered the "Successor" to JMP Group LLC, which is the "Predecessor." Therefore, consolidated results of operations are presented (i) for the Predecessor for the periods ended June 30, 2006, and for the periods from April 1, 2007 through May 15, 2007 and January 1, 2007 through May 15, 2007 (pre-reorganization), and (ii) for the Successor for the period from May 16, 2007 through June 30, 2007 (post-reorganization).

Highlights of the quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2007 included:

-- For the period from April 1 through May 15, 2007, JMP Group LLC, or the Predecessor, reported a net loss of $112.5 million, primarily as the result of a non-cash, one-time expense of $112.9 million related to the corporate reorganization. For the period from May 16 through June 30, 2007, JMP Group Inc., or the Successor, reported net income of $2.8 million. For more information about the non-cash, one-time expense related to the corporate reorganization, please see the section below captioned "Non-Cash Expense Related to Exchange of Redeemable Class A Member Interests."

-- Operating net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 was $2.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, operating net income was $4.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share. Operating net income is a non-GAAP financial measure and gives effect to the corporate reorganization as though it had been completed on December 31, 2006, adjusts for compensation expense related to stock-based compensation in connection with the company's IPO and assumes an effective tax rate of 42%. For further information on operating net income, including a reconciliation to net loss (combined Predecessor/Successor), please see the sections below captioned "Operating Net Income" and "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

-- Total revenues were $23.1 million for the quarter, compared to $24.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, total revenues were $45.0 million, an increase of 4.2% from $43.2 million for the same period in 2006.

-- Investment banking revenues were $12.0 million for the quarter, compared to $14.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, investment banking revenues were $23.5 million, a decrease of 4.9% from $24.7 million for the same period in 2006.

-- Net institutional brokerage revenues were $8.4 million for the quarter, compared to $7.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, net brokerage revenues were $17.1 million, an increase of 18.7% from $14.4 million for the same period in 2006.

-- Asset management fee revenues were $0.9 million for the quarter, compared to $0.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, asset management fee revenues were $1.8 million, an increase of 11.1% from $1.6 million for the same period in 2006. Assets under management totaled $238.4 million as of June 30, 2007, an increase of 23.1% from $193.7 million as of June 30, 2006 and 6.4% from $224.0 million as of March 31, 2007.

-- Costs related specifically to the company's IPO and reorganization that were expensed during the quarter totaled $4.9 million, including $3.2 million of compensation expense recognized for accelerated vesting of stock options, $1.2 million of compensation expense recognized for restricted stock units granted in connection with the IPO, and $0.4 million of one-time professional fees. In addition, underwriting fees of $2.0 million from the company's role as joint bookrunning manager of its own IPO were not recognized as revenue but were instead included in net offering proceeds and recorded as additional paid-in capital.

-- A dividend of $0.025 per share of common stock was declared for the second quarter of 2007, representing a prorated quarterly dividend for the period from the company's IPO on May 16, 2007 through June 30, 2007, based upon a quarterly dividend rate of $0.05 per share.

-- The company's board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to one million shares of JMP Group's outstanding common stock during the next twelve months.

Combined Predecessor/Successor Financial Results

For purposes of comparing the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2007 and June 30, 2006 discussed herein, the company has aggregated the Predecessor period from January 1, 2007 through May 15, 2007 and the Successor period from May 16, 2007 through June 30, 2007, without further adjustment. The aggregated results are presented in the "Combined Predecessor/Successor" columns in the financial results below.

                        Three Months Ended June 30, 2007
                       -----------------------------------

                        April 1,   May 16,                   Three
                           2007       2007                    Months
                         through    through    Combined       Ended
                        May 15,    June 30,   Predecessor/  June 30,
                           2007       2007     Successor       2006
                       ----------- ---------               -----------
(in thousands)         Predecessor Successor               Predecessor
                       ----------- --------- ------------- -----------

Revenues:
Investment banking         $4,562    $7,462        $12,024     $14,351
Brokerage                   4,355     4,070          8,425       7,478
Asset management fees         330       560            890         711
Principal transactions        609     (170)            439         987
Interest, dividends
 and other income             602       734          1,336         914
                       ----------  --------  ------------- -----------
 Total revenues            10,458    12,656         23,114      24,441

Expenses:
Compensation and
 benefits                   5,562    11,745         17,307      14,565
Income allocation and
 accretion -
 Redeemable Class A
  member interests        114,369         -        114,369       3,169
Administration                766       880          1,646         962
Brokerage, clearing
 and exchange fees            551       607          1,158       1,018
Interest and dividend
 expense                      179        59            238         391
Other                       1,522     2,012          3,534       3,206
                       ----------  --------  ------------- -----------
 Total expenses           122,949    15,303        138,252      23,311
                       ----------  --------  ------------- -----------

 Income before
  minority interest
  and income tax        (112,491)   (2,647)      (115,138)       1,130
 Income tax benefit             -   (5,339)        (5,339)           -
 Minority interest             32      (74)           (42)           3
                       ----------  --------  ------------- -----------

 Net (loss)/income     ($112,523)    $2,766     ($109,757)      $1,127
                       ==========  ========  ============= ===========

                        Six Months Ended June 30, 2007
                     -------------------------------------
                      Jan. 1,    May 16,
                         2007       2007                   Six Months
                       through    through     Combined        Ended
                      May 15,    June 30,    Predecessor/   June 30,
                         2007       2007      Successor        2006
                     ----------- ---------                 -----------
(in thousands)       Predecessor Successor                 Predecessor
                     ----------- --------- --------------- -----------

Revenues:
Investment banking      $16,055    $7,462         $23,517      $24,738
Brokerage                12,987     4,070          17,057       14,365
Asset management
 fees                     1,218       560           1,778        1,601
Principal
 transactions               541     (170)             371        1,112
Interest, dividends
 and other income         1,571       734           2,305        1,399
                     ----------  --------  --------------  -----------
 Total revenues          32,372    12,656          45,028       43,215

Expenses:
Compensation and
 benefits                18,393    11,745          30,138       25,965
Income allocation
 and accretion -
 Redeemable Class A
  member interests      117,418         -         117,418        5,001
Administration            1,771       880           2,651        2,234
Brokerage, clearing
 and exchange fees        1,689       607           2,296        1,929
Interest and
 dividend expense           683        59             742          732
Other                     3,948     2,012           5,960        5,812
                     ----------  --------  --------------  -----------
 Total expenses         143,902    15,303         159,205       41,673
                     ----------  --------  --------------  -----------

 Income before
  minority interest
  and income tax      (111,530)   (2,647)       (114,177)        1,542
 Income tax benefit           -   (5,339)         (5,339)            -
 Minority interest          167      (74)              93            3
                     ----------  --------  --------------  -----------

 Net (loss)/income   ($111,697)    $2,766      ($108,931)       $1,539
                     ==========  ========  ==============  ===========

Revenues

Investment Banking

Total investment banking revenues were $12.0 million for the quarter, compared to $14.4 million for the second quarter of 2006. As a percentage of total revenues, investment banking revenues were 52.0%, compared to 58.7% in the quarter ended June 30, 2006.

Public equity underwriting revenues totaled $5.6 million for the quarter, an increase of 21.8% from $4.6 million for the second quarter of 2006. During the quarter, the company executed 11 public equity offerings with total proceeds of $1.5 billion, compared to nine public equity offerings with total proceeds of $0.9 billion during the quarter ended June 30, 2006.

Strategic advisory revenues, which include M&A success fees, totaled $4.7 million for the quarter, an increase of 44.9% from $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2006. During the quarter, the company acted as a strategic advisor on five completed transactions with an aggregate value of $229.3 million, compared to six completed transactions with an aggregate value of $430.6 million in the second quarter of 2006.

Private placement fee revenues totaled $1.8 million for the quarter, a decrease of 72.7% from $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2006. During the quarter, the company acted as placement agent for five private securities offerings raising $285.5 million in total proceeds, compared to eight private securities offerings raising $306.7 million in total proceeds during the quarter ended June 30, 2006.

Institutional Brokerage

Net institutional brokerage revenues totaled $8.4 million for the quarter, compared to $7.5 million for the second quarter of 2006. As a percentage of total revenues, brokerage revenues were 36.4%, compared to 30.6% in the quarter ended June 30, 2006.

Asset Management

Asset management fee revenues totaled $0.9 million for the quarter, compared to $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2006. As a percentage of total revenues, asset management fees were 3.9%, compared to 2.9% in the quarter ended June 30, 2006. At June 30, 2007, assets under management totaled $238.4 million, compared to $193.7 million at June 30, 2006 and $224.0 million at March 31, 2007.

Principal Transactions and Other Income

Principal transaction revenues and other income, including interest and dividends, totaled $1.8 million for the quarter, compared to $1.9 million for the second quarter of 2006. As a percentage of total revenues, principal transaction revenues and other income were 7.7%, compared to 7.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2006.

Expenses

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits expense totaled $17.3 million for the quarter, compared to $14.6 million for the second quarter of 2006. $4.5 million of the $17.3 million recorded is attributable to compensation expense related to stock-based compensation granted in connection with or prior to the company's IPO. This expense is composed of $3.2 million recognized due to the accelerated vesting of stock options and $1.2 million recognized for restricted stock units granted in connection with the IPO. As a percentage of total revenues, compensation and benefits expense was 74.9% for the quarter, compared to 59.6% for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. Excluding the cost of stock-based awards related to the company's IPO, compensation and benefits expense was 55.6% of total revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

Income Allocation and Accretion

Income allocation and accretion totaled $114.4 million for the quarter, compared to $3.2 million for the second quarter of 2006, due primarily to a one-time, non-cash expense of $112.9 million as a result of the exchange of Redeemable Class A member interests in JMP Group LLC for shares of the common stock of JMP Group Inc. at the time of its IPO. Because a corporate reorganization as a C corporation was executed by JMP Group in connection with its IPO, income allocation and accretion expense will not be incurred by the company in future periods.

Non-Compensation Expense

Non-compensation expense totaled $6.6 million for the quarter, compared to $5.6 million for the second quarter of 2006. The increase was due primarily to the change in timing of JMP Securities' annual San Francisco-based research conference from March in 2006 to May in 2007 as well as to one-time professional fees of $0.4 million resulting from the IPO process and additional ongoing costs related to operating as a public company.

Operating Net Income

Operating net income is a non-GAAP financial measure and gives effect to the corporate reorganization as though it had been completed on December 31, 2006, adjusts for compensation expense related to stock-based compensation in connection with the company's initial public offering and assumes an effective tax rate of 42%.

In particular, operating net income includes the following adjustments:

-- The add-back of income allocation and accretion expense related to Redeemable Class A member interests, which was a non-cash expense that would not have been recorded if the Redeemable Class A member interests had been converted into common stock as of December 31, 2006;

-- The add-back of interest expense related to Redeemable Class A member interests because, as a corporation, the company no longer pays any interest on employee members' capital;

-- The reversal of the effect of stock-based compensation events that occurred in connection with the company's IPO, in particular (i) one-time compensation expense in the amount of $3.2 million associated with accelerated vesting of 1,335,000 stock options and (ii) compensation expense in the amount of $1.2 million associated with the grant of 1,931,060 restricted stock units;

-- An adjustment for income tax expense as though the company had been a corporation for the entirety of the periods presented, at an assumed combined federal, state and local income tax rate of 42%; and

-- An adjustment for shares outstanding, assuming that the exchange of Redeemable Class A member interests and Class A and Class B common interests in JMP Group LLC for common stock in JMP Group Inc. had occurred on December 31, 2006.

A reconciliation of the company's net loss (combined Predecessor/Successor) to the company's operating net income for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007 is set forth below.

                                               Three Months Six Months
                                                  Ended       Ended
 (in thousands, except per share amounts)       June 30,    June 30,
                                                   2007        2007
                                               ------------ ----------

 Net loss (combined Predecessor/Successor)       ($109,757) ($108,931)
 Add back:
  Income tax benefit                                (5,339)    (5,339)
  Minority interest                                    (42)         93
                                               ------------ ----------
 Loss before taxes and minority interest
  (combined Predecessor/Successor)                (115,140)  (114,177)

 Add back:
  Income allocation and accretion - Redeemable
   Class A member interests                         114,369    117,418
  Interest expense - Redeemable Class A member
   interests                                            126        545
  Compensation expense - stock-based
   compensation in connection with IPO                4,456      4,456
                                               ------------ ----------
 Operating income before taxes                        3,811      8,242

  Provision for income taxes (assumed tax rate
   of 42%)                                            1,601      3,462
  Minority interest                                    (43)         93
                                               ------------ ----------
 Operating net income                                $2,253     $4,687
                                               ============ ==========


 Operating earnings per share:
  Basic                                               $0.12      $0.28
  Diluted                                             $0.12      $0.28

 Weighted average shares used in calculating
  operating earnings per share: (1)
  Basic                                              18,439     16,647
  Diluted                                            18,616     16,767

(1) Weighted average shares, basic and diluted, are calculated as
 follows:

                                Three Months Ended June 30, 2007
                            -----------------------------------------
                              April 1,     May 16,
                               2007         2007
                              through      through     Predecessor/
                              May 15,      June 30,      Successor
                               2007         2007          Combined
                            -----------   ---------
                            Predecessor   Successor
                            -----------   ---------   ---------------

Weighted average basic
 shares outstanding              14,800(a)   22,025            18,493

Effect of potential
 dilutive securities:
Options to purchase Class B
 common interests                    79(b)        -                38
Options to purchase common
 shares                               -          52(c)             27
Restricted stock units                -         114(d)             58

                            -----------   ---------   ---------------
Weighted average diluted
 shares outstanding              14,879      22,191            18,616
                            ===========   =========   ===============


                                   Six Months Ended June 30, 2007
                              ----------------------------------------
                               Jan. 1,      May 16,
                                  2007         2007
                                through      through    Predecessor/
                               May 15,      June 30,      Successor
                                  2007         2007        Combined
                              -----------   ---------
                              Predecessor   Successor
                              -----------   ---------   --------------

Weighted average basic shares
 outstanding                       14,800(a)   22,025           16,647

Effect of potential dilutive
 securities:
Options to purchase Class B
 common interests                     105(b)        -               78
Options to purchase common
 shares                                 -          52(c)            13
Restricted stock units                  -         114(d)            29

                              -----------   ---------   --------------
Weighted average diluted
 shares outstanding                14,905      22,191           16,767
                              ===========   =========   ==============


(a) Reflects an adjustment for the assumed issuance of shares of the company's common stock to members of JMP Group LLC in exchange for their respective membership interests in connection with the corporate reorganization.

(b) Dilutive impact of options to acquire Class B common interests converted in the corporate reorganization at a one-for-one ratio into options to acquire shares of the company's common stock.

(c) Dilutive impact of options to acquire shares of the company's common stock.

(d) Dilutive impact of restricted stock units granted in connection with the initial public offering.

Non-Cash Expense Related to Exchange of Redeemable Class A Member Interests

Prior to the corporate reorganization, Redeemable Class A member interests were accounted for as a liability due to a redemption right, as required under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (R), Share-Based Payment. In connection with the reorganization, Redeemable Class A member interests were exchanged for shares of the company's common stock and reclassified from liability to equity. The liability-to-equity exchange of the Redeemable Class A member interests required the company to mark the Redeemable Class A member interests to fair market value and to record a non-cash expense related to the change in value. The company accounted for the exchange in its consolidated financial statements as follows:

-- The company recorded a one-time non-cash expense as a component of "Income allocation and accretion - Redeemable Class A member interests" equal to $112.9 million, which represents the difference between (i) the equity amount recorded for the shares of common stock issued in exchange for the Redeemable Class A member interests and (ii) the carrying amount of the Redeemable Class A member interests prior to the reorganization.

-- The company recorded additional equity equal to $111.2 million for the 10,109,957 shares of common stock exchanged for the Redeemable Class A member interests, based on the initial public offering price of $11.00 per share.

Dividend

On August 7, 2007, the board of directors of JMP Group declared a dividend of $0.025 per share for the second quarter of 2007, to be paid on August 30, 2007 to common stockholders of record on August 23, 2007. This cash amount represents a prorated quarterly dividend for the period from the company's initial public offering on May 16, 2007 through June 30, 2007, based upon a quarterly dividend rate of $0.05 per share.

Share Repurchase Authorization

JMP Group's board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to one million shares of the company's outstanding common stock during the next twelve months. The authorization will be exercised from time to time, subject to market conditions, the relative attractiveness of other capital deployment opportunities and regulatory considerations. JMP Group may repurchase shares on the open market or in private transactions. The stock repurchase program may be modified or discontinued at any time.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the GAAP financial results presented in this release, JMP Group is providing non-GAAP financial measures, such as combined Predecessor/Successor results as well as operating net income, on a total and per share basis. When evaluating results of operations, company management views the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007 as two whole measurement periods instead of two pairs of distinct periods--which must be divided and reported separately according to GAAP. Consequently, the company is presenting the operating results of the Predecessor and Successor on a combined basis for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007. This combined presentation is a non-GAAP summation of the Predecessor's pre-reorganization results of operations for the period from January 1, 2007 through May 15, 2007 and the Successor's results of operations for the period from May 16, 2007 through June 30, 2007. Company management believes that the combined presentation provides additional information that enables meaningful comparison of the company's financial performance during uniform periods.

Company management has utilized operating net income on a total and per share basis, adjusted in the manner described above, as an additional device to aid in understanding and analyzing JMP Group's financial results for the periods presented. Specifically, management believes that operating net income provides useful information by excluding or including certain items that may not be indicative of the company's core operating results or business outlook and that are not reflective of the results that JMP Group would have reported had the company operated as a corporation since the beginning of the periods presented. In addition, management uses operating income on a total and per share basis in determining the compensation of the company's senior executive officers. Presenting operating net income on a total and per share basis for the interim periods presented will enable the company's public investors to assess the company's financial results in a manner that is most relevant to an owner of the company's common stock. Furthermore, management believes that operating net income is a useful measure because it will allow for a better evaluation of the operating performance of JMP Group's business and will facilitate a meaningful comparison of the company's results in the current period to those in prior periods and future periods. Although JMP Group expects to grant restricted stock unit awards or other share-based compensation in the future, the company does not expect to make any such substantial grants to employees outside of its regular compensation and hiring process, as it did when JMP Group granted restricted stock unit awards in connection with its initial public offering.

The non-GAAP financial results presented should not be considered a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of JMP Group's current financial performance. A limitation of utilizing non-GAAP measures is that the GAAP accounting effects of events do in fact reflect the underlying financial results of JMP Group's business, which should not be ignored in evaluating and analyzing the company. Therefore, management believes that both the company's GAAP measures of its financial performance and the respective non-GAAP measures should be considered together. The non-GAAP measures presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

Cautionary Note Regarding Quarterly Financial Results

Due to the nature of its business, JMP Group's quarterly revenues and net income may fluctuate materially depending on: the size and number of investment banking transactions on which it advises; the timing of the completion of those transactions; the size and number of equity trades it executes for brokerage customers; the performance of its asset management funds and inflows and outflows of assets under management; and the affect of the overall condition of the securities markets and economy as a whole. Accordingly, revenues and net income in any particular quarter may not be indicative of future results. Further, JMP Group's compensation expense is generally based upon revenue and can fluctuate materially in any particular quarter depending upon the amount of revenue recognized as well as other factors. The amount of compensation and benefits expense recognized in any particular quarter may not be indicative of such expense in a future period. As a result, the company suggests that annual results may be the most meaningful gauge for investors in evaluating the performance of its business.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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. Forward-looking statements provide JMP Group's current expectations or forecasts about future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the company's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the company's awards of stock-based compensation, the accounting treatment for the corporate reorganization effected on May 16, 2007 and the stock repurchase program. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. JMP Group's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the factors described in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2007 as well as in the similarly captioned sections of our periodic reports filed under the Exchange Act. The Registration Statement and the periodic reports are available on JMP Group's website at http://www.jmpg.com and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov. Unless required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this press release.

About JMP Group

JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients and alternative asset management products to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group operates through two subsidiaries, JMP Securities LLC and JMP Asset Management LLC. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.

                            JMP GROUP INC.
                  Consolidated Statements of Income
                             (Unaudited)


                                     Three Months Ended
                                        June 30, 2007
                                    ---------------------
                                     April 1,   May 16,     Three
                                        2007       2007      Months
                                      through    through     Ended
                                     May 15,    June 30,   June 30,
                                        2007       2007       2006
                                    ----------- --------- ------------
(in thousands, except per share
 amounts)                           Predecessor Successor Predecessor
                                    ----------- --------- ------------

Revenues:
Investment banking                       $4,562    $7,462     $14,351
Brokerage                                 4,355     4,070       7,478
Asset management fees                       330       560         711
Principal transactions                      609     (170)         987
Interest and dividends                      474       693         776
Other income                                128        41         138
                                    ----------- --------- ------------
                   Total revenues        10,458    12,656      24,441

Expenses:
Compensation and benefits                 5,562    11,745      14,565
Income allocation and accretion -
 Redeemable Class A member
  interests                             114,369         -       3,169
Administration                              766       880         962
Brokerage, clearing and exchange
 fees                                       551       607       1,018
Travel and business development             500       395       1,057
Communications and technology               448       488         812
Occupancy                                   233       233         467
Professional fees                           151       622         350
Depreciation                                169       153         431
Interest and dividend expense               179        59         391
Other                                        21       121          89
                                    ----------- --------- ------------
                   Total expenses       122,949    15,303      23,311
                                    ----------- --------- ------------

(Loss)/income before income tax
 benefit and minority interest        (112,491)   (2,647)       1,130
Income tax benefit                            -   (5,339)           -
Minority interest                            32      (74)           3
                                    ----------- --------- ------------
Net (loss)/income                    ($112,523)    $2,766      $1,127
                                    =========== ========= ============

Net income per common share:
                   Basic                            $0.13
                   Diluted                          $0.12

Weighted average common shares:
                   Basic                           22,025
                   Diluted                         22,191

Net (loss)/income per unit - Class
 A common interests:
                   Basic               ($23.99)                 $0.30
                   Diluted             ($23.99)                 $0.30


Weighted average units - Class A
 common interests, basic and
 diluted                                  2,390                 1,432

Net (loss) income per unit - Class
 B common interests:
                   Basic               ($23.99)                 $0.30
                   Diluted             ($23.99)                 $0.30

Weighted average units - Class B
 common interests, basic and
 diluted                                  2,300                 2,300


                                       Six Months Ended
                                         June 30, 2007
                                     ---------------------
                                      Jan. 1,    May 16,       Six
                                         2007       2007     Months
                                       through    through     Ended
                                      May 15,    June 30,   June 30,
                                         2007       2007       2006
                                     ----------- --------- -----------
(in thousands, except per share
 amounts)                            Predecessor Successor Predecessor
                                     ----------- --------- -----------

Revenues:
Investment banking                       $16,055    $7,462     $24,738
Brokerage                                 12,987     4,070      14,365
Asset management fees                      1,218       560       1,601
Principal transactions                       541     (170)       1,112
Interest and dividends                     1,245       693       1,237
Other income                                 326        41         162
                                     ----------- --------- -----------
                   Total revenues         32,372    12,656      43,215

Expenses:
Compensation and benefits                 18,393    11,745      25,965
Income allocation and accretion -
 Redeemable Class A member
  interests                              117,418         -       5,001
Administration                             1,771       880       2,234
Brokerage, clearing and exchange
 fees                                      1,689       607       1,929
Travel and business development            1,197       395       1,794
Communications and technology              1,390       488       1,613
Occupancy                                    700       233         914
Professional fees                            376       622         551
Depreciation                                 526       153         851
Interest and dividend expense                683        59         732
Other                                      (241)       121          89
                                     ----------- --------- -----------
                   Total expenses        143,902    15,303      41,673
                                     ----------- --------- -----------

(Loss)/income before income tax
 benefit and minority interest         (111,530)   (2,647)       1,542
Income tax benefit                             -   (5,339)           -
Minority interest                            167      (74)           3
                                     ----------- --------- -----------
Net (loss)/income                     ($111,697)    $2,766      $1,539
                                     =========== ========= ===========

Net income per common share:
                   Basic                             $0.13
                   Diluted                           $0.12

Weighted average common shares:
                   Basic                            22,025
                   Diluted                          22,191

Net (loss)/income per unit - Class
 A common interests:
                   Basic                ($23.84)                 $0.41
                   Diluted              ($23.84)                 $0.41


Weighted average units - Class A
 common interests, basic and
 diluted                                   2,385                 1,432

Net (loss) income per unit - Class
 B common interests:
                   Basic                ($23.84)                 $0.41
                   Diluted              ($23.84)                 $0.41

Weighted average units - Class B
 common interests, basic and
 diluted                                   2,300                 2,300

SOURCE: JMP Group Inc.

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