JMP Group LLC
Jul 25, 2012

JMP Group Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JMP Group Inc. (NYSE:JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, reported financial results today for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

"Our second quarter results reflected the negative impact of investors' renewed global-macro concerns on the U.S. equity capital markets, which led to a decline in our investment banking and institutional brokerage revenues and hurt the overall investment performance of our hedge fund strategies," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joe Jolson. "Nevertheless, JMP produced adjusted operating EPS, which excludes acquired loan sale profits, of $0.13 for the second quarter and a record $0.32 for the first half. The better-than-expected quarter was partially due to unusual income of roughly $0.03 per share related to the ending of our advisory agreement with New York Mortgage Trust. Challenged by limited underwriting activity and declining institutional equity trading volumes, JMP Securities still managed to contribute a penny to adjusted operating EPS for the quarter, while Harvest Capital Strategies contributed $0.05 (including the aforementioned $0.03 of unusual income). JMP Credit, which includes net interest income from Harvest Capital Credit, once again posted strong results, adding $0.14 per share on an adjusted operating earnings basis."

Revenues

Investment Banking

Investment banking revenues were $9.1 million for the quarter, a decrease of 9.2% from $10.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, investment banking revenues were $25.8 million, a decrease of 14.8% from $30.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

A statement of the company's investment banking revenues and transaction counts for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods is set forth below.

                   
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
($ in thousands) Count Revenues Count Revenues Count Revenues Count Revenues Count Revenues
Public equity 16 $6,729 23 $9,024 17 $6,069 39 $15,753 40 $18,404

Debt and convertible securities

5 642 5 1,459 4 571 10 2,101 6 5,825

Private capital markets and other

3 1,047 2 2,200 2 1,901 5 3,247 5 3,480
Strategic advisory 1 715 5 3,976 5 1,518 6 4,691 7 2,575
Total 25 $9,133 35 $16,659 28 $10,059 60 $25,792 58 $30,284
 

Brokerage

Net brokerage revenues were $5.4 million for the quarter, a decrease of 12.5% from $6.2 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net brokerage revenues totaled $10.9 million, a decrease of 12.6% from $12.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Asset Management

Asset management fees and other related revenues were $6.2 million for the quarter, a decrease of 10.4% from $6.9 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, asset management fees and other related revenues were $10.8 million, a decrease of 3.3% from $11.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Asset management revenues in the second quarter of 2012 included unusual revenues of $1.7 million associated with the conclusion of Harvest Capital Strategies' advisory relationship with New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. Excluding these revenues, asset management-related fee revenues would have been down 35.4% and 18.9% year-over-year for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. For more information on asset management-related fee revenues, please see the section below titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Client assets under management at June 30, 2012 totaled $1.1 billion, including $684.3 million of funds managed by Harvest Capital Strategies and $459.2 million par value of loans and cash underlying the collateralized loan obligation managed by JMP Credit Advisors. Client assets under management were $1.2 billion at March 31, 2012 and $1.3 billion at June 30, 2011. Including sponsored funds, client assets under management totaled $1.6 billion at June 30, 2012, compared to $2.1 billion at March 31, 2012 and $2.4 billion at June 30, 2011.

During the second quarter, Expo Health Sciences Master Fund, a hedge fund sponsored by Harvest Capital Strategies that represented $497.9 million of assets under management at March 31, 2012, elected to liquidate, returning all capital to its limited partners in mid-July. Accordingly, because all fund balances are recorded net of pending redemptions for the purposes of JMP Group's financial reporting, Expo was deemed to have no assets under management at June 30, 2012, resulting in a significant drop-off in JMP Group's reported client assets under management including sponsored funds. Expo contributed $0.3 million in asset management-related fee revenues in the second quarter of 2012, adding less than $0.01 per share in adjusted operating earnings to Harvest Capital Strategies' and JMP Group's results for the period.

At June 30, 2012, private capital, including corporate credit, small business lending, REIT advisory services, venture capital and distressed mortgage investments, represented 63.5% of client assets under management including sponsored funds.

Principal Transactions

Principal transactions generated net revenues of $7.8 million for the quarter, an increase of 204.6% from $2.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, principal transactions generated net revenues of $14.3 million, an increase of 130.7% from $6.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. JMP Group's investment in Harvest Capital Strategies' hedge funds lost approximately 40 basis points in the second quarter of 2012 but could nevertheless meet its annual gross return objective of 10%, having generated a gross return of 6.6% for the first half of 2012.

A statement of the company's principal transaction revenues for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods is set forth below.

         
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Hedge fund investments ($248) $2,744 $1,612 $2,496 $2,279
 
Principal investments:
Investment in New York Mortgage Trust - (209) 545 (209) 703
Other principal investments 901 (110) - 791 (281)
Total principal investments 901 (319) 545 582 422
 
Venture investments:
Investment in Harvest Growth Capital 328 197 8 525 100
Other venture investments and warrants 279 502 268 781 618
Total venture investments 607 699 276 1,306 718
 

Principal transaction revenues net of non-controlling interest in Harvest Growth Capital

1,260 3,124 2,433 4,384 3,419
 

Non-controlling interest in Harvest Growth Capital

6,520 3,360 121 9,880 2,765
 
Total principal transaction revenues $7,780 $6,484 $2,554 $14,264 $6,184
 

Of the $7.8 million of principal transaction revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, $6.5 million was attributable to non-controlling interests in net realized and unrealized gains at Harvest Growth Capital, a venture capital fund managed by Harvest Capital Strategies that is consolidated under GAAP. GAAP accounting requires that JMP Group consolidate Harvest Growth Capital due to Harvest Capital Strategies' role as the fund's manager and managing member, despite the company's ownership of just 4.5% of the fund. The presentation of adjusted net revenues elsewhere in this press release excludes non-controlling interests in Harvest Growth Capital; and, accordingly, the aforementioned $6.5 million of net realized and unrealized gains for the second quarter of 2012 is not included in adjusted net revenues. Net of non-controlling interests, JMP Group had a net realized and unrealized gain of $0.3 million on its investment in Harvest Growth Capital for the quarter. For more information on adjusted net revenues, including a reconciliation to net revenues, please see the section below titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Gain on Sales and Payoffs of Loans and Loan Loss Provision

JMP Credit Corporation realized net gains of $1.4 million due to the sale or payoff of 19 of the loans in its portfolio during the quarter, compared to $6.8 million in connection with 31 loans during the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, realized gains amounted to $2.4 million as a result of the sale or payoff of 39 loans, compared to $13.6 million in connection with 70 loans for the six months ended June 30, 2011. For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, realized gains of $0.8 million and $1.5 million, respectively, were due to the sale or payoff of loans acquired with JMP Credit in April 2009, compared to realized gains of $6.2 million and $12.0 million, respectively, for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. At June 30, 2012, eight loans with an aggregate par value of $30.5 million and an associated liquidity discount of $7.6 million remained from the portfolio acquired in April 2009.

A loan loss provision of $1.4 million was recorded for the quarter, of which $1.0 million was with regard to an impaired acquired loan at JMP Credit and $0.4 million was as a general reserve in connection with performing loans at JMP Credit and Harvest Capital Credit, a small business lending strategy, both of which are currently consolidated under GAAP. At June 30, 2012, general loan loss reserves equaled 0.6% of gross performing loans, compared to 0.4% at June 30, 2011.

At June 30, 2012, gross impaired loans totaled $3.3 million, or 0.7% of gross loans outstanding, compared to $14.1 million, or 3.1% of gross loans outstanding, at June 30, 2011. With regard to impaired loans at June 30, 2012, discounts and reserves (including credit discounts, liquidity discounts, and allowances for loan losses) equaled $3.3 million, or 100.0% of gross impaired loans outstanding. With regard to performing loans at June 30, 2012, discounts and reserves (including liquidity discounts, allowances for loan losses and deferred loan fees) equaled $15.1 million, or 3.3% of gross performing loans outstanding.

Other Income

Other income was $2.4 million for the quarter, an increase of 253.0% from $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2011. Of the $2.4 million recorded for the second quarter of 2012, $1.7 million was due to a fee paid by New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. upon termination of its advisory agreement with Harvest Capital Strategies. As a result, Harvest Capital Strategies no longer performs ongoing asset management duties for New York Mortgage Trust, and JMP Group no longer holds a strategic equity investment in New York Mortgage Trust. However, Harvest Capital Strategies will continue to earn performance-related incentive fee income on investments made during its tenure as advisor—primarily the mezzanine notes in Cratos CLO I, a collateralized loan obligation managed by JMP Credit Advisors—and will retain its minority ownership interest in RiverBanc LLC, an asset manager that invests in multifamily and commercial mortgages and commercial mortgage-backed securities. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, other income was $3.1 million, an increase of 108.1% from $1.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Excluding the termination fee of $1.7 million, other income fell 1.5% and 6.8% year-over-year for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively.

Net Interest Income

Interest income was $8.3 million for the quarter, and interest expense was $9.9 million, resulting in net interest expense of $1.6 million, compared to $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. Excluding net amortization expense related to liquidity discounts, net interest income was $5.4 million, compared to $4.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The year-over-year increase was due to the launch of Harvest Capital Credit in September 2011 and the subsequent partial deployment of its committed capital. The net amortization expense, which reduced second quarter GAAP EPS by approximately $0.18, is expected to be extinguished in May 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net interest expense was $3.8 million, compared to net interest income of $0.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011; excluding net interest expense due to net amortization of liquidity discounts, net interest income was $10.4 million and $11.5 million, respectively, for the same periods.

Expenses

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits expense was $16.7 million for the quarter, compared to $22.0 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the second quarter of 2012, there was no non-cash compensation expense attributable to restricted stock units, or RSUs, granted in connection with JMP Group's May 2007 initial public offering, as the expense completely amortized in the first half of 2011 with the vesting of the final tranche of IPO-related RSUs. For the second quarter of 2011, non-cash compensation expense attributable to IPO-related RSUs was $0.4 million. For the second quarter of 2012, non-cash compensation expense attributable to performance-related and other RSUs granted subsequent to the company's IPO was $0.2 million, compared to $0.1 million for the second quarter of 2011.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, compensation and benefits expense was $38.5 million, compared to $50.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, and there was no IPO-related RSU expense—as explained above—compared to $0.8 million for the same periods, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, non-cash compensation expense attributable to performance-related and other RSUs granted subsequent to the company's IPO was $0.4 million, compared to $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

As a percentage of adjusted net revenues, compensation and benefits expense was 60.2% for the quarter, compared to 60.2% for the second quarter of 2011, and was 61.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to 61.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Excluding the cost of RSU grants, compensation and benefits expense was 59.5% of adjusted net revenues for the quarter, compared to 58.7% for the second quarter of 2011, and was 60.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to 60.4% for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Non-Compensation Expense

Non-compensation expense was $6.0 million for the quarter, compared to $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, non-compensation expense was $11.7 million, compared to $12.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. As a percentage of adjusted net revenues, non-compensation expense was 21.6% for the quarter, compared to 18.0% for the second quarter of 2011, and was 18.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to 15.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Personnel

At June 30, 2012, the company had 214 full-time employees, compared to 208 at the end of the prior quarter and 210 at June 30, 2011.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the GAAP financial results presented in this press release, JMP Group presents the non-GAAP financial measures discussed below. These non-GAAP measures are provided to enhance investors' overall understanding of the company's current financial performance. Additionally, company management believes that this presentation enables meaningful comparison of JMP Group's financial performance in various periods. However, the non-GAAP financial results presented should not be considered a substitute for results that are presented in a manner consistent with GAAP. A limitation of the non-GAAP financial measures presented is that the adjustments concern gains, losses or expenses that JMP Group expects to continue to recognize; the adjustment of these items should not be construed as an inference that these gains or expenses are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Therefore, company management believes that both JMP Group'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.

Adjusted Net Revenue

Adjusted net revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure that (i) includes asset management fees, net interest income or expense, and other revenues eliminated upon the consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit, (ii) excludes the net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans held and asset-backed securities issued by JMP Credit Corporation, (iii) excludes amortization expense related to an intangible asset, (iv) reverses loan loss provisions taken in connection with Harvest Capital Credit, (v) reverses net unrealized gains and losses on strategic equity investments and warrants and (iv) excludes the non-controlling interest in net unrealized gains and losses on Harvest Growth Capital. In particular, adjusted net revenue adjusts for:

Additionally, management considers it instructive to further adjust the company's adjusted net revenues to exclude the financial impact of gains or losses recognized by JMP Credit Corporation due to the sale or payoff of loans originally included in the portfolio acquired by JMP Group in April 2009.

A reconciliation of JMP Group's net revenues to its adjusted net revenues for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods is set forth below.

         
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Revenues:
Non-interest revenues $28,235 $33,508 $32,529 $61,743 $73,451
Net interest income (1,618) (2,150) (1,068) (3,768) 912
Total net revenues 26,617 31,358 31,461 57,975 74,363

Asset management fees earned on Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit (1)

353 332 203 685 406

Dividend distribution from Harvest Capital Credit (1)

- 77 - 77 -

Less: Net interest income and other revenues from Harvest Capital Credit (1)

(475) (339) - (814) -

 

         

Total net revenues including fee revenues from consolidated entities

26,495 31,428 31,664 57,923 74,769
 
Add back/(subtract):

Net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans and asset-backed securities issued

7,000 7,175 5,746 14,175 10,540
Amortization of intangible asset - - 100 - 200
Loan loss provision — Harvest Capital Credit 322 219 - 541

Net unrealized loss/(gain) on strategic equity investments and warrants

447 (321) (824) 126 (1,221)

Non-controlling interest in net unrealized (gain) on Harvest Growth Capital

(6,520) (3,360) (121) (9,880) (2,765)
Adjusted net revenues 27,744 35,141 36,565 62,885 81,523
 
Subtract:
Net (loss)/gain on loan portfolio acquired (183) 707 6,165 524 11,963

Adjusted net revenues excluding net gain on loan portfolio acquired

$27,927 $34,434 $30,400 $62,361 $69,560

(1)

 

Adjustments to reflect economic contributions from Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit as though deconsolidated for purposes of financial reporting; upon deconsolidation, fee revenues and dividend payments would be recognized, while net interest income and other revenues generated by the two entities would not be recorded by JMP Group.

 

Company management has utilized adjusted net revenue, 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. Management believes that adjusted net revenues provide useful information by excluding non-cash additions to and deductions from total net revenues as well as non-controlling interests and loan sale gains or losses that may otherwise obscure the company's operating revenues and complicate an assessment of the company's core business activities. Management believes that adjusting net revenue in these ways is useful in that it allows for a better evaluation of the performance of JMP Group's ongoing business and facilitates a meaningful comparison of the company's results in a given period to those in prior and future periods.

Asset Management-Related Fee Revenues

Asset management-related fee revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure that sums asset management fees with certain fee revenues (in particular, asset management fundraising fees generated by JMP Securities, loan fees, and revenues from fee-sharing arrangements with other asset managers) that are reported in JMP Group's financial statements as other income. In addition, asset management-related fee revenues incorporate base management and incentive fees earned by Harvest Capital Strategies as manager of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit. JMP Group consolidates Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit in accordance with GAAP accounting standards; however, asset management fees generated by the funds are included in asset management-related fee revenues as though deconsolidated.

A statement of JMP Group's asset management-related fee revenues for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods is set forth below.

         
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Base management fees:
Fees reported as asset management fees $2,462 $2,438 $2,316 $4,900 $4,590
Fees reported as other income 606 709 569 1,315 987

Fees earned at Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit

241 201 203 442 406
Total base management fees 3,309 3,348 3,088 6,657 5,983
 
Incentive fees:
Fees reported as asset management fees 1,030 1,036 3,730 2,066 4,609
Fees reported as other income - - 2 - 352

Fees earned at Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit

112 131 - 243 -
Total incentive fees 1,142 1,167 3,732 2,309 4,961
 

Other fee income:

Fundraising fees 26 27 111 53 171
New York Mortgage Trust termination fee 1,735 - - 1,735 -

Total other fee income

1,761 27 111 1,788 171
 
Asset management-related fee revenues:
All fees reported as asset management fees 3,492 3,474 6,046 6,966 9,199
All fees reported as other income 2,367 736 682 3,103 1,510

All fees earned at Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit

353 332 203 685 406

Total asset management-related fee revenues

$6,212 $4,542 $6,931 $10,754 $11,115
 

Company management has utilized asset management-related fee revenue as a means of assessing the performance of JMP Group's combined asset management activities, including its fundraising and other services for third parties. Management believes that asset management-related fee revenues, as presented above, provide useful information by indicating the relative contributions of base management fees and performance-related incentive fees, thus facilitating a comparison of those fees in a given period to those in prior and future periods. Management also believes that asset management-related fee revenue is a more meaningful measure than standalone asset management fees as reported, because asset management-related fee revenues represent the combined impact of JMP Group's various asset management activities on the company's total net revenues.

Operating Net Income

Operating net income is a non-GAAP financial measure that (i) reverses stock-based compensation expense related to equity awards granted both at the time of JMP Group's May 2007 initial public offering and thereafter, (ii) excludes the net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans held and asset-backed securities issued by JMP Credit Corporation, (iii) excludes amortization expense related to an intangible asset, (iv) reverses loan loss provisions taken in connection with Harvest Capital Credit, (v) reverses net unrealized gains and losses on strategic equity investments and warrants, and (vi) assumes an effective tax rate of 42%. In particular, operating net income adjusts for:

Reconciliations of JMP Group's net income to its operating net income for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods are set forth below.

     
Quarter Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Net (loss)/income attributable to JMP Group Inc. ($1,625) $352 $1,518
 
Add back:
Income tax (benefit)/expense (975) 322 1,281
(Loss)/income before taxes (2,600) 674 2,799
 
Add back/(subtract):
Compensation expense — IPO-related RSUs - - 447
Compensation expense — post-IPO RSUs 208 180 122

Net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans and asset-backed securities issued

7,000 7,175 5,746
Amortization of intangible asset - - 100
Loan loss provision — Harvest Capital Credit 117 94 -

Unrealized loss/(gain) on strategic equity investments and warrants

447 (321) (824)
Operating income before taxes 5,172 7,802 8,390
 
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 2,172 3,277 3,524
Operating net income $3,000 $4,525 $4,866
 
Operating net income per share:
Basic $0.13 $0.20 $0.22
Diluted $0.13 $0.19 $0.22
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 22,772 22,180 22,254
Diluted 22,859 23,273 22,613
 

   
Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Net (loss)/income attributable to JMP Group Inc. ($1,273) $5,056
 
Add back:
Income tax (benefit)/expense (653) 3,764
(Loss)/income before taxes (1,926) 8,820
 
Add back/(subtract):
Compensation expense — IPO-related RSUs - 778
Compensation expense — post-IPO RSUs 388 248

Net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans and asset-backed securities issued

14,175 10,540
Amortization of intangible asset - 200
Loan loss provision — Harvest Capital Credit 211 -

Unrealized loss/(gain) on strategic equity investments and warrants

126 (1,221)
Operating income before taxes 12,974 19,365
 
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 5,449 8,133
Operating net income $7,525 $11,232
 
Operating net income per share:
Basic $0.33 $0.51
Diluted $0.33 $0.49
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 22,476 22,050
Diluted 23,057 22,720
 

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. Management believes that operating net income provides useful information by excluding certain items that may not be representative of the company's core operating results or core business activities. Management also believes that operating net income is a useful measure because it allows for a better evaluation of the performance of JMP Group's ongoing business and facilitates a meaningful comparison of the company's results in a given period to those in prior and future periods.

Adjusted Operating Net Income

Adjusted operating net income excludes from operating net income the financial contribution of gains or losses recognized by JMP Credit Corporation due to the sale or payoff of loans originally included in the portfolio acquired by JMP Group in April 2009. Management believes that this metric can be instructive to investors who wish to assess the company's core earnings over time without regard to a relatively volatile revenue stream. By excluding profits from sales and payoffs of acquired loans, management intends to represent the earnings power of the company's core businesses and ongoing operations. Moreover, the company utilizes adjusted operating net income as a threshold for the vesting of its performance-related RSUs.

Reconciliations of JMP Group's operating net income to its adjusted operating net income for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 and for comparable prior periods are set forth below.

     
Quarter Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Operating net income $3,000 $4,525 $4,866
 
Add back:
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 2,172 3,277 3,524
Operating income before taxes 5,172 7,802 8,390
 
Subtract:

(Loss)/earnings from gains on loan portfolio acquired

(110) 424 3,699
Adjusted operating income before taxes 5,282 7,378 4,691
 
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 2,218 3,099 1,970
Adjusted operating net income $3,064 $4,279 $2,721
 
Adjusted operating net income per share:
Basic $0.13 $0.19 $0.12
Diluted $0.13 $0.18 $0.12
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 22,772 22,180 22,254
Diluted 22,859 23,273 22,613
 

   
 
 
Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Operating net income $7,525 $11,232
 
Add back:
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 5,449 8,133
Operating income before taxes 12,974 19,365
 
Subtract:
Earnings from gains on loan portfolio acquired 314 7,178
Adjusted operating income before taxes 12,660 12,187
 
Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%) 5,317 5,119
Adjusted operating net income $7,343 $7,068
 
Adjusted operating net income per share:
Basic $0.33 $0.32
Diluted $0.32 $0.31
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 22,476 22,050
Diluted 23,057 22,720
 

Segment Reporting

In order to demonstrate the contribution to the company's results of each of its primary businesses on a standalone basis, JMP Group presents the operating net income generated by each segment in the tables that follow. Management believes that these presentations enable investors to better understand the separate but interrelated financial operations of the company's various business lines and to more accurately assess the contribution of each to JMP Group's aggregate results.

Total net revenues have been adjusted, in part, as detailed above in the section titled "Adjusted Net Revenue," and the resulting adjusted net revenues (i) include asset management fees, net interest income or expense, and other revenues eliminated upon the consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit, (ii) exclude the net amortization of liquidity discounts on loans held and asset-backed securities issued by JMP Credit Corporation, (iii) exclude amortization expense related to an intangible asset, (iv) reverse loan loss provisions taken in connection with Harvest Capital Credit; (v) reverse net unrealized gains and losses on strategic equity investments and warrants and (vi) exclude non-controlling interests in net unrealized gains and losses on Harvest Growth Capital. Total non-interest expenses have been adjusted, in part, as detailed above in the section titled "Operating Net Income," and the resulting adjusted non-interest expense reverses stock-based compensation expense related to equity awards granted both at the time of JMP Group's May 2007 initial public offering and thereafter. For the purposes of calculating operating net income, an effective tax rate of 42% is assumed.

Statements of JMP Group's operating net income on a segment basis for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 are set forth below.

                 
Quarter Ended June 30, 2012
Harvest JMP Operating HGC HCC Consoli-
JMP Capital Credit Elimin- JMP Consoli- Consoli- dated JMP
(in thousands, except per share amounts) Securities Strategies Corp. Corporate ations Group dation dation Group
 
Revenues:
Investment banking $9,205 - - - - $9,205 - ($72) $9,133
Brokerage 5,412 - - - - 5,412 - - 5,412
Asset management-related fees (1) (26) $6,353 $24 ($54) ($85) 6,212 ($164) (149) 5,899
Principal transactions (2) 81 1,276 81 377 - 1,815 6,520 (105) 8,230
Gain on sale and payoff of loans - - 1,449 - - 1,449 - - 1,449
Net dividend income (9) - - - - (9) - - (9)
Net interest income (3) 2 77 4,606 81 - 4,766 - 613 5,379
Provision for loan losses (4) - - (1,107) - - (1,107) - - (1,107)
Adjusted net revenues 14,665 7,706 5,053 404 (85) 27,743 6,356 287 34,386
 
Expenses:
Non-interest expenses (5) 14,113 5,836 (429) 3,001 (85) 22,436 24 18 22,478
 
Less: Non-controlling interest (6) - - 135 - - 135 6,332 269 6,736
Operating income before taxes 552 1,870 5,347 (2,597) - 5,172 - - 5,172
 

Income tax expense/(benefit) (assumed rate of 42%)

231 785 2,247 (1,091) - 2,172 - - 2,172

Operating net income/(loss)

$321 $1,085 $3,100 ($1,506) - $3,000 - - $3,000
 

Operating net income/(loss) per share:

Basic $0.01 $0.05 $0.14 ($0.07) - $0.13 - - $0.13
Diluted $0.01 $0.05 $0.14 ($0.07) - $0.13 - - $0.13
 
Reconciliation to Adjusted Operating Net Income
 
Operating income before taxes $5,347 $5,172 $5,172

Less: Earnings contribution from gain on loan portfolio acquired

(110) (110) (110)

Adjusted operating income before taxes

5,457 5,282 5,282
 

Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%)

2,292 2,218 2,218

Adjusted operating net income

$3,165 $3,064 $3,064
 

Adjusted operating net income/(loss) per share:

Basic $0.01 $0.05 $0.14 ($0.07) - $0.13 - - $0.13
Diluted $0.01 $0.05 $0.14 ($0.07) - $0.13 - - $0.13
 

(1)

 

Reflects revenues detailed in section above titled "Asset Management-Related Fee Revenues;" management fees totaling $0.3 million are eliminated upon consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit.

(2)

Reverses net unrealized gains and losses on strategic equity investments and warrants and excludes non-controlling interests in net realized and unrealized gains and losses related to Harvest Growth Capital as well as other principal transaction revenues related to Harvest Capital Credit; net realized and unrealized gains totaling $6.4 million are recognized upon consolidation of the entities.

(3)

Excludes expense related to the non-cash net amortization of liquidity discounts at JMP Credit Corporation and amortization expense related to an intangible asset.

(4)

Excludes general loan loss provision at Harvest Capital Credit in the amount of $0.3 million.

(5)

Reverses stock-based compensation expense and excludes fund-related expenses totaling $42,000 that are recognized upon consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit.

(6)

Excludes non-controlling interests totaling $6.6 million in the net realized and unrealized gains of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit that are recognized upon consolidation of the entities.

                 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
Harvest JMP Operating HGC HCC Consoli-
JMP Capital Credit Elimin- JMP Consoli- Consoli- dated JMP
(in thousands, except per share amounts) Securities Strategies Corp. Corporate ations Group dation dation Group
 
Revenues:
Investment banking $25,918 - - - - $25,918 - ($124) $25,794
Brokerage 10,904 - - - - 10,904 - - 10,904
Asset management-related fees (1) (26) $11,026 $63 ($54) ($255) 10,754 ($402) (244) 10,108
Principal transactions (2) 296 2,747 245 1,291 - 4,579 9,880 (67) 14,392
Gain on sale and payoff of loans - - 2,439 - - 2,439 - - 2,439
Net dividend income (23) 77 - - - 54 - (77) (23)
Net interest income (3) 50 81 9,214 92 - 9,437 - 967 10,404
Provision for loan losses (4) - - (1,200) - - (1,200) - - (1,200)
Adjusted net revenues 37,119 13,931 10,761 1,329 (255) 62,885 9,478 455 72,818
 
Expenses:
Non-interest expenses (5) 33,108 10,603 (682) 6,865 (255) 49,639 45 60 49,744
 
Less: Non-controlling interest (6) - - 272 - - 272 9,433 395 10,100
Operating income before taxes 4,011 3,328 11,171 (5,536) - 12,974 - - 12,974
 

Income tax expense/(benefit) (assumed rate of 42%)

1,684 1,397 4,693 (2,325) - 5,449 - - 5,449

Operating net income/(loss)

$2,327 $1,931 $6,478 ($3,211) - $7,525 - - $7,525
 

Operating net income/(loss) per share:

Basic $0.10 $0.08 $0.29 ($0.14) - $0.33 - - $0.33
Diluted $0.10 $0.08 $0.29 ($0.14) - $0.33 - - $0.33
 
Reconciliation to Adjusted Operating Net Income
 
Operating income before taxes $11,171 $12,974 $12,974

Less: Earnings contribution from gain on loan portfolio acquired

314 314 314

Adjusted operating income before taxes

10,857 12,660 12,660
 

Income tax expense (assumed rate of 42%)

4,560 5,317 5,317
Adjusted operating net income $6,297 $7,343 $7,343
 

Adjusted operating net income/(loss) per share:

Basic $0.10 $0.08 $0.28 ($0.14) - $0.33 - - $0.33
Diluted $0.10 $0.08 $0.28 ($0.14) - $0.32 - - $0.32
 

(1)

 

Reflects revenues detailed in section above titled "Asset Management-Related Fee Revenues;" management fees totaling $0.6 million are eliminated upon consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit.

(2)

Reverses net unrealized gains and losses on strategic equity investments and warrants and excludes non-controlling interests in net realized and unrealized gains and losses related to Harvest Growth Capital as well as other principal transaction revenues related to Harvest Capital Credit; net realized and unrealized gains totaling $9.8 million are recognized upon consolidation of the entities.

(3)

Excludes expense related to the non-cash net amortization of liquidity discounts at JMP Credit Corporation and amortization expense related to an intangible asset.

(4)

Excludes general loan loss provision at Harvest Capital Credit in the amount of $0.5 million.

(5)

Reverses stock-based compensation expense and excludes fund-related expenses totaling $105,000 that are recognized upon consolidation of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit.

(6)

Excludes non-controlling interests totaling $9.8 million in the net realized and unrealized gains of Harvest Growth Capital and Harvest Capital Credit that are recognized upon consolidation of the entities.

Adjusted Tangible Book Value per Share

At June 30, 2012, JMP Group's tangible book value per share was $5.43, compared to $5.52 at March 31, 2012 and $5.91 at June 30, 2011. Adjusting book value to reflect the net liquidity discount on JMP Credit Corporation's loan portfolio and asset-backed securities issued, JMP Group's adjusted tangible book value per share at June 30, 2012 would have been $4.77, as indicated by the table below.

     
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 Mar. 31, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Total JMP Group stockholders' equity $123,385 $125,871 $132,360
Less: Goodwill and intangible assets - - -
Tangible stockholders' equity 123,385 125,871 132,360
 
Liquidity discount on loans 7,582 13,894 20,880
Liquidity discount on asset-backed securities issued (33,097) (41,392) (64,923)
Net liquidity discount (25,515) (27,498) (44,043)
Income tax benefit (assumed rate of 42%) 10,716 11,549 18,498
Net after-tax liquidity discount (14,799) (15,949) (25,545)
 
Adjusted tangible stockholders' equity $108,586 $109,922 $106,815
 
Adjusted tangible book value per share $4.77 $4.82 $4.77
 
Basic shares outstanding 22,742 22,812 22,388
 
Quarterly operating ROATE (1) 11.0% 16.7% 18.2%
LTM operating ROATE (1) 12.5% 14.2% 22.6%

Quarterly operating ROATE (1) excluding the financial impact of gains on acquired loans

11.2% 15.8% 10.2%

LTM operating ROATE (1) excluding the financial impact of gains on acquired loans

11.9% 11.6% 12.1%
 

(1)

 

Return on adjusted tangible equity equals annualized operating net income divided by average adjusted tangible stockholders' equity.

Share Repurchase Activity

During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, JMP Group repurchased 46,500 shares of its common stock at an average price of $6.10 per share, or $0.3 million in total. At quarter-end, approximately 465,000 shares remained eligible for repurchase under the company's existing repurchase authorization.

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 securities trades which it executes for brokerage customers; the performance of its asset management funds and inflows and outflows of assets under management; gains stemming from sales of or prepayments on, or losses stemming from defaults on, loans underlying the company's collateralized loan obligation or in its small business lending portfolio; and the effect 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. Furthermore, JMP Group's compensation expense is generally based upon revenues and can fluctuate materially in any particular quarter, depending upon the amount and sorts 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 may contain 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, including beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. 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. The company'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 Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2012 as well as in the similarly captioned sections of other periodic reports filed by the company under the Exchange Act. The Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and all other periodic reports are available on JMP Group's website at www.jmpg.com and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Unless required by law, JMP Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this press release.

Conference Call

JMP Group will hold a conference call to discuss the results detailed herein at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. To participate in the call, dial (888) 566-6060 (domestic) or (973) 200-3100 (international). The conference identification number is 12253735.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and will be accessible via a link in the investor relations section of the company's website, at investor.jmpg.com/events.cfm. The Internet broadcast will be archived and will remain available on the website for future replay.

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 three subsidiaries: JMP Securities, Harvest Capital Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.

   

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Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(Unaudited)

 
(in thousands) June 30, 2012   Dec. 31, 2011
 
Assets
 
Cash and cash equivalents $63,005 $70,363
Restricted cash and deposits 47,345 48,440
Receivable from clearing broker 1,003 1,138
Marketable securities owned, at fair value 15,625 24,309
Other investments 77,008 51,706
Loans held for sale 2,814 2,957

Loans collateralizing asset-backed securities issued, net of purchase discounts and allowance for loan losses

417,349 410,770
Small business loans, net of allowance for loan losses 21,454 7,477
Deferred tax assets 21,051 26,221
Other assets 19,274 17,240
Total assets $685,928 $660,621
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
Liabilities:
Marketable securities sold, but not yet purchased, at fair value $12,083 $10,921
Accrued compensation 24,441 38,143
Asset-backed securities issued, net of purchase discounts 397,906 381,556
Note payable 27,341 19,222
Deferred tax liability 17,225 23,214
Other liabilities 28,879 31,081
Total liabilities 507,875 504,137
 
Redeemable non-controlling interest 106 50
 
Stockholders' Equity:
Total JMP Group Inc. stockholders' equity 123,385 129,705
Non-redeemable non-controlling interest 54,562 26,729
Total equity 177,947 156,434
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $685,928 $660,621

       
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Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
(in thousands, except per share amounts) June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
 
Revenues:
Investment banking $9,133 $10,059 $25,792 $30,284
Brokerage 5,412 6,187 10,904 12,472
Asset management fees 3,492 6,046 6,966 9,199
Principal transactions 7,780 2,554 14,264 6,184
Gain on sale and payoff of loans 1,449 6,837 2,439 13,608

Net dividend (expense)/income

(9) 298 (23) 548
Other income 2,407 682 3,142 1,510
Non-interest revenues 29,664 32,663 63,484 73,805
 
Interest income 8,260 7,728 15,718 18,348
Interest expense (9,878) (8,796) (19,486) (17,436)
Net interest (expense)/income (1,618) (1,068) (3,768) 912
 
Provision for loan losses (1,429) (134) (1,741) (354)
Total net revenues 26,617 31,461 57,975 74,363
 
Non-interest expenses:
Compensation and benefits 16,704 22,017 38,475 50,248
Administration 1,709 1,744 2,959 2,814
Brokerage, clearing and exchange fees 858 1,179 1,755 2,277
Travel and business development 987 791 1,689 1,461
Communications and technology 825 995 1,733 1,916
Occupancy 721 777 1,538 1,442
Professional fees 718 797 1,357 1,505
Depreciation 217 179 416 337
Impairment loss on intangible asset - - - 700
Other (51) 134 213 238
Total non-interest expenses 22,688 28,613 50,135 62,938
 
Income before income tax expense 3,929 2,848 7,840 11,425
Income tax (benefit)/expense (975) 1,281 (653) 3,764
Net income 4,904 1,567 8,493 7,661
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 6,529 49 9,766 2,605
Net (loss)/income attributable to JMP Group Inc. ($1,625) $1,518 ($1,273) $5,056
 
Net (loss)/income attributable to JMP Group Inc. per share:
Basic ($0.07) $0.07 ($0.06) $0.23
Diluted ($0.07) $0.07 ($0.06) $0.22
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 22,772 22,254 22,476 22,050
Diluted 22,859 22,613 23,057 22,720
 

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