NFP Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

Second Quarter 2012 Revenue Grew 6.7% & Organic Revenue Grew 4.1% YOY

$6.1 Million of Shares Repurchased During Second Quarter 2012; $43.9 Million Remaining on Authorization

30 Jul, 2012, 16:15 ET from National Financial Partners Corp.

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 








Financial Highlights(1)

Q2 2012

Q2 2011

% Change

YTD 2012

YTD 2011

% Change

(Dollars in millions, except
  per share amounts)














Revenue

$                255.4

$           239.4

6.7%

$         509.6

$         472.7

7.8%

Net income

4.9

9.5

-48.7%

10.5

16.4

-35.9%

Net income per diluted share

0.12

0.21

-42.9%

0.25

0.36

-30.6%

Cash earnings

27.1

21.6

25.5%

51.5

40.2

28.2%

Cash earnings per diluted share

$                  0.66

$            0.48

37.5%

$           1.23

$           0.89

38.2%

Adjusted EBITDA

$                  33.0

$            30.1

9.6%

$           65.1

$           54.1

20.3%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

12.9%

12.6%


12.8%

11.4%


Net cash provided by operating activities

$                  19.5

$            39.9

-51.0%

$             4.9

$           33.9

-85.5%








(1)  This summary includes financial measures not calculated based on generally accepted accounting principles.

National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. 

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Commenting on today's announcements, Jessica M. Bibliowicz, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "For the quarter, we reported revenue growth of 6.7%, organic revenue growth of 4.1% and demonstrated growth in Adjusted EBITDA and margins, mostly driven by strength in our Corporate Client Group.  We are pleased with our recent industry rankings as eighth on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business and as the ninth Top Global Insurance Broker by Best's Review."

Also commenting, Douglas W. Hammond, president and chief operating officer, said, "We continue to make progress executing on our strategy.  In May, we restarted our stock buyback using $6.1 million during the quarter to repurchase shares.  Also during the quarter, we continued to complete acquisitions, which are focused on complementing our current resources and integrating our businesses under a single brand."

Second Quarter 2012 Results - Consolidated NFP reported second quarter 2012 net income of $4.9 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with net income of $9.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, in the prior year period.  Net income was negatively impacted by impairments, management contract buyout expenses and a change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables, totaling $10.2 million net of tax.  These charges are a result of the execution of the business strategy which entails management contract buyouts and the disposition of non-core assets.  Impairments were associated only with management contracts, not goodwill.

Second quarter 2012 cash earnings was $27.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared with $21.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2011.  Net income and cash earnings in the second quarter 2012 include a $4.0 million pre-tax net gain on sale of businesses, which favorably impacted the tax rate.  Excluding this gain, cash earnings was $23.7 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2012.  Cash earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure and a reconciliation of net income to this non-GAAP financial measure is provided in the attached tables. 

NFP had 41.3 million weighted average fully diluted shares outstanding for the second quarter 2012 compared to 42.6 million shares for the first quarter 2012.  The decrease in the second quarter 2012 is due to a decline in the shares that may be issued upon conversion of NFP's senior convertible notes from 1.5 million shares in the first quarter 2012 to 0.6 million shares as of the end of the second quarter 2012.  NFP's share delivery obligation may be offset by the obligation of the counterparties to the convertible note hedge agreements to deliver a similar number of shares. This decrease was also impacted by a reduction in the weighted average share count from shares repurchased by NFP during the first and second quarters of 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter 2012 was $33.0 million, an increase of 9.6%, compared with $30.1 million in the second quarter 2011.  Adjusted EBITDA margin of 12.9% in the second quarter 2012 grew compared with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 12.6% in the prior year period.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure and a reconciliation of net income to this non-GAAP financial measure is provided in the attached tables.

Revenue was $255.4 million in the second quarter 2012, an increase of $16.0 million, or 6.7%, compared with $239.4 million in the second quarter 2011. Organic revenue grew 4.1% in the second quarter 2012, compared with the prior year period. The increases were driven primarily by the Corporate Client Group. 

Total operating expenses were $245.9 million in the second quarter 2012, compared with $221.2 million in the prior year period, which were driven by the addition of operating expenses of acquired companies, impairments on management contracts related to management contract buyouts and anticipated dispositions, and the adjustment in expected contingent consideration payments from acquisitions that are performing at a level where the expected payment has increased.

Cash flow from operations for the second quarter 2012 was $19.5 million compared with cash flow from operations of $39.9 million in the second quarter 2011. During the second quarter 2012, the Company used $13.0 million for a legal settlement and other payments and expects to be reimbursed for a significant portion of these items in the second half of 2012.  The remaining difference in cash flow from operations, compared with the prior period, is associated with unfavorable timing differences in working capital.  As of June 30, 2012, there was $15.0 million outstanding on the Company's revolving credit facility. 

Second Quarter 2012 Results – Segments NFP reports results in three segments that provide unique products and services to corporate and high net worth individual clients: the Corporate Client Group, the Individual Client Group and the Advisor Services Group. 

Corporate Client Group (CCG) CCG is one of the leading corporate benefits advisors in the middle market, offering independent solutions for health and welfare, retirement planning, executive benefits, and property and casualty insurance.  

CCG accounted for 44.1% of NFP's revenue in the second quarter 2012 and 39.4% in the second quarter 2011.  CCG revenue was $112.6 million in the second quarter 2012 compared with $94.3 million in the prior year period, an increase of $18.3 million or 19.4%.  CCG organic revenue growth was 7.2%. 

CCG Adjusted EBITDA was $22.1 million in the second quarter 2012 compared with $16.7 million in the prior year period.  Adjusted EBITDA margin was 19.6% in the second quarter 2012 compared with 17.7% in the prior year period.

Individual Client Group (ICG) ICG is a leader in the delivery of independent life insurance and wealth transfer solutions for high net worth individuals.  ICG's advisors provide wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer solutions, including estate and business planning and financial advisory services. 

ICG accounted for 31.6% of NFP's revenue in the second quarter 2012 and 34.2% in the second quarter 2011.  ICG revenue was $80.9 million in the second quarter 2012 compared with $81.9 million in the prior year period, a decrease of $1.0 million.  ICG organic revenue growth was 1.5%. 

ICG Adjusted EBITDA was $7.9 million in the second quarter 2012 compared with $10.3 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 9.8% in the second quarter 2012 compared with 12.6% in the prior year period. 

Advisor Services Group (ASG) ASG serves independent financial advisors whose clients are high net worth individuals and companies by offering an open choice of broker-dealer and asset management products and services. 

ASG accounted for 24.3% of NFP's revenue in the second quarter 2012 and 26.4% for the second quarter 2011.  ASG revenue was $62.0 million in the second quarter 2012 compared with $63.2 million in the prior year period, a decrease of $1.2 million.  Revenue and organic revenue declined 1.9%.  

ASG Adjusted EBITDA was $3.0 million in the second quarter 2012 and in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 4.8% in the second quarter 2012 and in the prior year period.

As of June 30, 2012, assets under management at NFP's corporate registered investment advisor were $10.2 billion, compared with $10.0 billion as of June 30, 2011. 

Share Repurchase On February 7, 2012, the Company announced its authorization to repurchase up to $50.0 million of NFP's common stock.  Starting in May 2012, and during the second quarter 2012, NFP repurchased 463,210 shares at a weighted average cost of $13.13 per share.  As of June 30, 2012, the remaining outstanding share repurchase authorization was $43.9 million.

NFP has authorization to repurchase NFP's common stock from time to time for cash in the open market in accordance with applicable federal securities laws and subject to market and other conditions.

Earnings Conference Call & Presentation On July 31, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (ET), members of senior management will discuss second quarter results during a live conference call. The call can be accessed via telephone by dialing 888-396-2386 (domestic) or 617-847-8712 (international) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call (when prompted, callers should provide the access code NFP). The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at www.nfp.com/investor-relations. To listen to the live audio webcast, please go to the Web site at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register.  The conference call and webcast will be accompanied by a presentation. The presentation will be available for electronic download on NFP's Web site before the conference call and webcast is scheduled to begin.  Listeners can access an audio replay of the conference call over the Internet at www.nfp.com/investor-relations, or via telephone by dialing 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international). The access code for the replay is 99675481. The replay will be available for approximately 90 days.

About NFP National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources. NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker-dealer and asset management products and services. Most recently NFP was ranked eighth on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business; as the ninth Top Global Insurance Broker by Best's Review; operated the fourth largest Executive Benefits Provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans administered for recordkeeping clients as ranked by PlanSponsor; operated a top ten Independent Broker Dealer as ranked by Investment Advisor; had three advisors ranked in Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors and is a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers.  For more information, visit www.nfp.com.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures The Company analyzes its performance using historical and forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures called cash earnings, cash earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and percentages or calculations using these measures.  The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional meaningful methods of evaluating certain aspects of the Company's operating performance from period to period on a basis that may not be otherwise apparent under GAAP.  Cash earnings is defined as net income excluding amortization of intangibles; depreciation; the after-tax impact of the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; the after-tax impact of non-cash interest; the after-tax impact of change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables recorded in accordance with purchase accounting that have been subsequently adjusted and recorded in the consolidated statements of operations; the after-tax impact of management contract buyouts and the after-tax impact of certain non-recurring items.  Cash earnings per diluted share is calculated by dividing cash earnings by the number of weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the period indicated.  Cash earnings and cash earnings per diluted share should not be viewed as substitutes for net income and net income per diluted share, respectively.  Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding income tax expense; interest income; interest expense; gain on early extinguishment of debt; other, net; amortization of intangibles; depreciation; impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; (gain) loss on sale of businesses, net; the accelerated vesting of certain RSUs; any change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables recorded in accordance with purchase accounting that have been subsequently adjusted and recorded in the consolidated statements of operations and the expense related to management contract buyouts.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be viewed as a substitute for net income.  A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their GAAP counterparts is provided in the attached tables and the Company's quarterly financial supplement for the period ended June 30, 2012, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at www.nfp.com.

Organic Revenue Growth  The Company uses organic revenue growth as a comparable revenue measurement for future periods.  The Company excludes revenue from new acquisitions, sub-acquisitions, and the revenue derived from businesses fully disposed of for the first twelve months after the respective transaction.  With respect to situations where a significant portion of a business' assets have been disposed, the Company reduces the prior year's comparable revenue proportionally to the percentage of assets that have been disposed to facilitate an equitable organic growth comparison.

Forward-Looking Statements This release contains statements which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may project, indicate or imply future results, events, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "may," "project," "will," "continue" and similar expressions of a future or forward-looking nature. Forward-looking statements may include discussions concerning revenue, expenses, earnings, cash flow, impairments, losses, dividends, capital structure, market and industry conditions, premium and commission rates, interest rates, contingencies, the direction or outcome of regulatory investigations and litigation, income taxes and the Company's operations or strategy.  These forward-looking statements are based on management's current views with respect to future results. Forward-looking statements are based on beliefs and assumptions made by management using currently-available information, such as market and industry materials, experts' reports and opinions, and current financial trends. These statements are only predictions and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by a forward-looking statement. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: (1) the ability of the Company to execute on its strategy of increasing recurring revenue and other business initiatives; (2) NFP's ability, through its operating structure, to respond quickly to operational, financial or regulatory situations impacting its businesses; (3) the ability of the Company's businesses to perform successfully following acquisition, including through the diversification of product and service offerings, and NFP's ability to manage its business effectively and profitably through its principals and employees and through the Company's reportable segments; (4) any losses that NFP may take with respect to dispositions, restructures, the collectability of amounts owed to it or otherwise; (5) seasonality or an economic environment that results in fewer sales of financial products or services; (6) NFP's success in acquiring and retaining high-quality independent financial services businesses and their managers and key producers, and the ability of the Company to retain its broker-dealers' financial advisors and recruit new financial advisors; (7) changes in premiums and commission rates or the rates of other fees paid to the Company's businesses, due to requirements related to medical loss ratios stemming from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or otherwise; (8) NFP's ability to operate effectively within the restrictive covenants of its credit facility; (9) changes that adversely affect NFP's ability to manage its indebtedness or capital structure, including changes in interest rates or credit market conditions; (10) the impact of capital markets behavior, such as fluctuations in the price of NFP's common stock, or the dilutive impact of capital raising efforts; (11) adverse results or other consequences from matters including litigation, arbitration, settlements, regulatory investigations or compliance initiatives, such as those related to business practices, compensation agreements with insurance companies, policy rescissions or chargebacks, or activities within the life settlements industry; (12) the impact of legislation or regulations on NFP's businesses, such as the possible adoption of exclusive federal regulation over interstate insurers, the uncertain impact of legislation regulating the financial services industry, such as the recent Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the impact of the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and resulting changes in business practices, potential changes in estate tax laws, or changes in regulations affecting the value or use of benefits programs, any of which may adversely affect the demand for or profitability of the Company's services; (13) adverse developments in the Company's markets, such as those related to compensation agreements with insurance companies or activities within the life settlements industry, which could result in decreased sales of financial products or services; (14) the effectiveness or financial impact of NFP's incentive plans; (15) the impact of the adoption or change in interpretation of certain accounting treatments or policies and changes in underlying assumptions relating to such treatments or policies, which may lead to adverse financial statement results; (16) the loss of services of key members of senior management; (17) failure by the Company's broker-dealers to comply with net capital requirements; (18) the Company's ability to compete against competitors with greater resources, such as those with greater name recognition; (19) developments in the availability, pricing, design, tax treatment or underwriting of insurance products, including insurance carriers' potential change in accounting for deferred acquisition costs, revisions in mortality tables by life expectancy underwriters or changes in the Company's relationships with insurance companies; (20) the reduction of the Company's revenue and earnings due to the elimination or modification of compensation arrangements, including contingent compensation arrangements and the adoption of internal initiatives to enhance compensation transparency, including the transparency of fees paid for life settlements transactions; (21) the occurrence of adverse economic conditions or an adverse legal or regulatory climate in New York, Florida or California; and (22) the Company's ability to effect smooth succession planning.

Additional factors are set forth in NFP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on February 13, 2012.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. NFP expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited-in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue:

Commissions and fees

$           255,436

$           239,435

$           509,567

$           472,699

Operating expenses:

Commissions and fees

78,973

76,888

161,123

155,985

Compensation expense - employees

73,101

63,629

144,049

130,518

Fees to principals

30,646

31,889

59,853

56,508

Non-compensation expense

39,745

36,955

79,447

75,580

Amortization of intangibles

8,214

7,897

16,489

15,859

Depreciation

3,113

3,037

6,259

6,114

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

9,559

920

12,787

920

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses, net

(4,047)

13

(4,398)

13

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

2,437

-

6,903

-

Management contract buyout

4,182

-

7,537

-

Total operating expenses

245,923

221,228

490,049

441,497

Income from operations

9,513

18,207

19,518

31,202

Non-operating income and expenses

Interest income

640

926

1,269

1,900

Interest expense

(4,146)

(3,974)

(8,267)

(7,745)

Other, net

1,072

1,328

1,952

4,516

Non-operating income and expenses, net

(2,434)

(1,720)

(5,046)

(1,329)

Income before income taxes

7,079

16,487

14,472

29,873

Income tax expense

2,213

6,997

3,988

13,505

Net income

$               4,866

$               9,490

$             10,484

$             16,368

Earnings per share:

Basic

$                  0.12

$                  0.22

$                  0.26

$                  0.37

Diluted

$                  0.12

$                  0.21

$                  0.25

$                  0.36

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

40,466

43,925

40,496

43,842

Diluted

41,300

45,281

41,972

45,284

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

GAAP net income 

$             4,866

$             9,490

$           10,484

$           16,368

Income tax expense

2,213

6,997

3,988

13,505

Interest income

(640)

(926)

(1,269)

(1,900)

Interest expense

4,146

3,974

8,267

7,745

Other, net

(1,072)

(1,328)

(1,952)

(4,516)

Income from operations

$             9,513

$           18,207

$           19,518

$           31,202

Amortization of intangibles

8,214

7,897

16,489

15,859

Depreciation

3,113

3,037

6,259

6,114

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

9,559

920

12,787

920

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses, net

(4,047)

13

(4,398)

13

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

2,437

-

6,903

-

Management contract buyout

4,182

-

7,537

-

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$           32,971

$           30,074

$           65,095

$           54,108

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO CASH EARNINGS 

(Unaudited-in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

GAAP net income

$             4,866

$             9,490

$           10,484

$           16,368

Amortization of intangibles

8,214

7,897

16,489

15,859

Depreciation

3,113

3,037

6,259

6,114

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

9,559

920

12,787

920

Tax benefit of impairment of goodwill and

intangible assets

(3,632)

(364)

(4,859)

(364)

Non-cash interest, net of tax 

724

637

1,441

1,268

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables, net of tax

1,692

-

4,236

-

Management contract buyout, net of tax

2,593

-

4,673

-

Cash earnings (2)

$           27,129

$           21,617

$           51,510

$           40,165

GAAP net income per share - diluted 

$               0.12

$               0.21

$               0.25

$               0.36

Amortization of intangibles

0.20

0.17

0.39

0.35

Depreciation

0.08

0.07

0.15

0.14

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

0.23

0.02

0.30

0.02

Tax benefit of impairment of goodwill and

intangible assets

(0.09)

(0.01)

(0.12)

(0.01)

Non-cash interest, net of tax 

0.02

0.01

0.03

0.03

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables, net of tax

0.04

-

0.10

-

Management contract buyout, net of tax

0.06

-

0.11

-

Cash earnings per share - diluted (3)

$               0.66

$               0.48

$               1.23

$               0.89

(1)  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company defines as net income excluding income tax expense; interest income; interest expense; gain on early extinguishment of debt; other, net; amortization of intangibles; depreciation; impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; (gain) loss on sale of businesses, net; the accelerated vesting of certain RSUs; any change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables recorded in accordance with purchase accounting that have been subsequently adjusted and recorded in the consolidated statements of operations and the expense related to management contract buyouts.

(2)  Cash earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure, which the Company defines as net income excluding amortization of intangibles; depreciation; the after-tax impact of the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets; the after-tax impact of non-cash interest; the after-tax impact of change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables recorded in accordance with purchase accounting that have been subsequently adjusted and recorded in the consolidated statements of operations; the after-tax impact of management contract buyouts and the after-tax impact of certain non-recurring items.

(3)  The sum of the per-share components of cash earnings per share - diluted may not agree to cash earnings per share - diluted, due to rounding. 

 

CORPORATE CLIENT GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue:

Commissions and fees

$           112,578

$             94,315

$           224,667

$           189,865

Operating expenses:

Commissions and fees

13,603

8,667

26,937

19,661

Compensation expense - employees

40,956

33,625

79,689

67,540

Fees to principals

16,170

17,347

32,196

31,860

Non-compensation expense

19,798

17,962

39,263

36,098

Amortization of intangibles

5,878

5,129

11,787

10,280

Depreciation

1,408

1,615

2,835

3,238

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

3,254

-

5,934

-

Loss (gain) on sale of businesses, net

-

(47)

46

(47)

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

2,437

-

6,903

-

Management contract buyout

4,182

-

7,537

-

Total operating expenses

107,686

84,298

213,127

168,630

Income from operations

$               4,892

$             10,017

$             11,540

$             21,235

CORPORATE CLIENT GROUP

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (1)

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Income from operations

$               4,892

$             10,017

$             11,540

$             21,235

Amortization of intangibles

5,878

5,129

11,787

10,280

Depreciation

1,408

1,615

2,835

3,238

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

3,254

-

5,934

-

Loss (gain) on sale of businesses, net

-

(47)

46

(47)

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

2,437

-

6,903

-

Management contract buyout

4,182

-

7,537

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$             22,051

$             16,714

$             46,582

$             34,706

(1)  The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA per reportable segment does not include the following items, which are not allocated to any of the Company's reportable segments: income tax expense; interest income; interest expense; gain on early extinguishment of debt and other, net.  These items are included in the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income on a consolidated basis.

 

INDIVIDUAL CLIENT GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue:

Commissions and fees

$             80,867

$             81,903

$           161,460

$           159,656

Operating expenses:

Commissions and fees

15,384

15,887

33,961

34,277

Compensation expense - employees

27,958

26,144

56,071

55,104

Fees to principals

14,476

14,542

27,657

24,648

Non-compensation expense

15,111

15,014

31,122

32,030

Amortization of intangibles

2,336

2,768

4,702

5,579

Depreciation

1,007

1,126

2,019

2,282

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

6,305

920

6,853

920

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses, net

(4,047)

60

(4,444)

60

Total operating expenses

78,530

76,461

157,941

154,900

Income from operations

$               2,337

$               5,442

$               3,519

$               4,756

INDIVIDUAL CLIENT GROUP

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (1)

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Income from operations

$               2,337

$               5,442

$               3,519

$               4,756

Amortization of intangibles

2,336

2,768

4,702

5,579

Depreciation

1,007

1,126

2,019

2,282

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

6,305

920

6,853

920

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses, net

(4,047)

60

(4,444)

60

Adjusted EBITDA

$               7,938

$             10,316

$             12,649

$             13,597

(1)  The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA per reportable segment does not include the following items, which are not allocated to any of the Company's reportable segments: income tax expense; interest income; interest expense; gain on early extinguishment of debt and other, net.  These items are included in the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income on a consolidated basis.

 

ADVISOR SERVICES GROUP

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenue:

Commissions and fees

$             61,991

$             63,217

$           123,440

$           123,178

Operating expenses:

Commissions and fees

49,986

52,334

100,225

102,047

Compensation expense - employees

4,187

3,860

8,289

7,874

Non-compensation expense

4,836

3,979

9,062

7,452

Depreciation

698

296

1,405

594

Total operating expenses

59,707

60,469

118,981

117,967

Income from operations

$               2,284

$               2,748

$               4,459

$               5,211

ADVISOR SERVICES GROUP

RECONCILIATION OF INCOME FROM OPERATIONS TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (1)

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Income from operations

$               2,284

$               2,748

$               4,459

$               5,211

Depreciation

698

296

1,405

594

Adjusted EBITDA

$               2,982

$               3,044

$               5,864

$               5,805

(1)  The reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA per reportable segment does not include the following items, which are not allocated to any of the Company's reportable segments: income tax expense; interest income; interest expense; gain on early extinguishment of debt and other, net.  These items are included in the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income on a consolidated basis.

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION 

(Unaudited-in thousands)

June 30,

December 31,

2012

2011

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$           89,556

$        135,239

Fiduciary funds - restricted related to premium trust accounts

90,179

75,503

Commissions, fees and premiums receivable, net

110,331

119,945

Due from principals and/or certain entities they own

9,683

4,308

Notes receivable, net

4,228

4,224

Deferred tax assets

10,209

10,209

Other current assets

32,088

18,706

    Total current assets

346,274

368,134

Property and equipment, net

31,122

33,937

Deferred tax assets 

4,693

5,023

Intangibles, net

318,730

320,066

Goodwill, net

132,277

102,039

Notes receivable, net

22,381

23,661

Other non-current assets 

29,653

41,307

    Total assets 

$        885,130

$        894,167

LIABILITIES

Current liabilities:

Premiums payable to insurance carriers

$           90,544

$           74,145

Current portion of long term debt

12,500

12,500

Income taxes payable 

-

3,045

Due to principals and/or certain entities they own

15,918

37,886

Accounts payable

23,774

30,584

Accrued liabilities

66,445

70,855

    Total current liabilities 

209,181

229,015

Long term debt

102,500

93,750

Deferred tax liabilities 

1,631

1,605

Convertible senior notes 

94,211

91,887

Other non-current liabilities

76,779

71,960

    Total liabilities 

484,302

488,217

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preferred stock at par value

-

-

Common stock at par value

4,703

4,665

Additional paid-in capital 

904,003

905,774

Accumulated deficit

(382,264)

(391,202)

Treasury stock

(124,644)

(112,278)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(970)

(1,009)

    Total stockholders' equity 

400,828

405,950

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 

$        885,130

$        894,167

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 

(Unaudited-in thousands)

 Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Cash flow from operating activities

Net income

$               4,866

$               9,490

$             10,484

$             16,368

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by

operating activities:

Stock-based compensation

1,369

1,348

2,733

2,761

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

9,559

920

12,787

920

Amortization of intangibles

8,214

7,897

16,489

15,859

Depreciation

3,113

3,037

6,259

6,114

Accretion of senior convertible notes discount 

1,167

1,054

2,324

2,098

(Gain) loss on sale of businesses, net

(4,047)

13

(4,398)

13

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

2,437

-

6,903

-

Payments on acquisition earn-outs in excess of original estimated payables

(145)

-

(145)

-

Bad debt expense

237

(89)

237

478

Other, net

-

(463)

-

(943)

(Increase) decrease in operating assets:

Fiduciary funds - restricted related to premium

trust accounts

(16,210)

3,825

(14,383)

10,161

Commissions, fees and premiums receivable, net

(6,625)

1,827

12,222

30,435

Due from principals and/or certain entities they own

(3,295)

(1,773)

(5,421)

71

Notes receivable, net - current

484

504

(223)

1,122

Other current assets 

(9,109)

(2,814)

(13,402)

(11,996)

Notes receivable, net - non-current

1,581

1,447

1,215

903

Other non-current assets 

1,469

(806)

77

(178)

Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities:

Premiums payable to insurance carriers

17,592

(810)

16,138

(8,903)

Income taxes payable 

(33)

-

(3,078)

15

Due to principals and/or certain entities they own

3,055

6,834

(22,151)

(19,459)

Accounts payable

(1,446)

2,949

(9,297)

(15,105)

Accrued liabilities 

5,968

5,775

(7,202)

270

Other non-current liabilities 

(682)

(295)

(3,234)

2,927

Total adjustments

14,653

30,380

(5,550)

17,563

Net cash provided by operating activities

19,519

39,870

4,934

33,931

Cash flow from investing activities:

Proceeds from disposal of businesses

5,850

38

6,202

38

Purchases of property and equipment, net

(2,073)

(2,539)

(3,352)

(4,621)

Payments for acquired firms, net of cash

(9,770)

(65)

(36,849)

(4,062)

Payments for contingent consideration

(193)

-

(6,713)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,186)

(2,566)

(40,712)

(8,645)

Cash flow from financing activities:

Payments on acquisition earn-outs

(89)

-

(89)

-

Borrowings on revolving credit facility

-

-

20,000

-

Payments on revolving credit facility

-

-

(5,000)

-

Repayment of long term debt

(3,125)

(3,125)

(6,250)

(6,250)

(Payments for) proceeds from stock-based awards, including

tax benefit

(12)

583

(816)

2,516

Shares cancelled to pay withholding taxes

(12)

(49)

(3,650)

(2,958)

Repurchase of Common Stock

(6,082)

(8,803)

(14,045)

(8,803)

Net cash used in financing activities

(9,320)

(11,394)

(9,850)

(15,495)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(55)

-

(55)

-

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

3,958

25,910

(45,683)

9,791

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period

85,598

112,711

135,239

128,830

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period

$             89,556

$           138,621

$             89,556

$           138,621

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information

Cash paid for income taxes

$               6,745

$               3,997

$             15,564

$             11,350

Cash paid for interest

$               3,984

$               3,479

$               5,018

$               4,455

SOURCE National Financial Partners Corp.



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