Media Center

July 24, 2014

KKR & Co. L.P. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

Exit Activity Drives Record Total Distributable Earnings

GAAP net income (loss) attributable to KKR & Co. L.P. was $178.2 million and $388.3 million for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $15.1 million and $208.6 million in the comparable periods of 2013.

Total distributable earnings was $701.0 million and $1,147.8 million for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $403.8 million and $694.4 million in the comparable periods of 2013.

Distribution per common unit was $0.67 and $1.10 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $0.42 and $0.69 in the comparable periods of 2013.

Economic net income ("ENI") was $501.6 million and $1,131.8 million for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $144.4 million and $792.2 million in the comparable periods of 2013.

ENI after taxes per adjusted unit was $0.62 and $1.43 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $0.18 and $1.06 in the comparable periods of 2013. (1)

ENI after taxes and equity-based charges per adjusted unit was $0.57 and $1.32 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $0.15 and $0.99 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013. (1)

Fee and yield earnings were $154.2 million and $317.0 million for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, up from $101.0 million and $188.5 million in the comparable periods of 2013.

Book value was $10.4 billion on a total reportable segment basis as of June 30, 2014 or $12.52 per adjusted unit.

Return on equity and cash return on equity were 28.7% and 22.2%, respectively, on a trailing twelve month basis.

Assets under management ("AUM") and fee paying assets under management ("FPAUM") totaled $98.0 billion and $79.7 billion as of June 30, 2014, respectively.

Previously announced acquisition of KFN has closed.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) today reported its second quarter 2014 results.

On April 30, 2014, KKR completed its acquisition of KKR Financial Holdings LLC ("KFN"). Through the acquisition, KKR increased the scale, liquidity, and yield profile of its balance sheet and added over $2 billion of net assets to support the continued growth of its business.

For the three, six and trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2014, the carrying value of our private equity portfolio appreciated 5.0%, 9.3%, and 23.7%, respectively.

KKR declares a distribution of $0.67 per common unit, which includes $0.41 of realized cash carry, the 17th consecutive quarter that realized cash carry has been a component of the distribution.

"Our realization activity in the second quarter drove the highest cash carry and total distributable earnings we've reported since going public, contributing to a quarterly distribution of $0.67. Additionally, our cash flow generation, investment performance, and balance sheet income resulted in a 29% return on equity and 22% cash return on equity over the last twelve months," said Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts, Co-Chairmen and Co-Chief Executive Officers of KKR. "We also closed the KFN acquisition in the second quarter, bringing us recurring cash earnings and more permanent capital to grow the firm."

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Note: Certain financial measures, including FRE, ENI, after-tax ENI, ENI after taxes and equity-based charges, fee and yield earnings, book value, cash and short-term investments and adjusted units, are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). See Exhibits A and B for a reconciliation of such measures to financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

(1) Prospectively, KKR plans to only report ENI after taxes and equity-based charges per adjusted unit

GAAP RESULTS

GAAP results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014, included net income attributable to KKR & Co. L.P. of $178.2 million and $388.3 million, respectively, and net income attributable to KKR & Co. L.P. per common unit of $0.43 and $1.06, respectively, on a diluted basis. For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, net income attributable to KKR & Co. L.P. was $15.1 million and $208.6 million, respectively, and net income attributable to KKR & Co. L.P. per common unit was $0.05 and $0.72, respectively, on a diluted basis. The increases in both comparable periods were primarily due to (i) an increase in investment income; (ii) higher transaction fees; and (iii) an increase in KKR & Co. L.P.'s ownership percentage in the KKR business.

SEGMENT RESULTS*

Private Markets

AUM was $59.4 billion as of June 30, 2014, a decrease of $1.1 billion, or 1.8%, compared to AUM of $60.5 billion as of March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to distributions to the limited partners of our private equity funds arising from realizations which were partially offset by appreciation in the fair value of our private equity portfolio and new capital raised.

FPAUM was $46.2 billion as of June 30, 2014, a decrease of $2.0 billion, or 4.1%, compared to FPAUM of $48.2 billion as of March 31, 2014. The decrease was primarily attributable to the bankruptcy filing of Energy Future Holdings during the second quarter, and to a lesser extent, distributions to the limited partners of our private equity funds arising from realizations. These decreases were partially offset by new capital raised.

Total segment revenues were $642.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $445.1 million compared to total segment revenues of $197.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Total segment revenues were $1,373.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $354.7 million compared to total segment revenues of $1,018.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in both comparable periods was principally attributable to a higher level of net carried interest and total investment income reflecting a higher level of appreciation in our private equity portfolio.

ENI was $376.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $297.7 million compared to ENI of $78.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. ENI was $861.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $217.1 million compared to ENI of $644.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in both comparable periods was principally attributable to a higher level of net carried interest and total investment income reflecting a higher level of appreciation in our private equity portfolio. The increased total segment revenues were partially offset by higher total segment expenses reflecting an increase in allocations to the carry pool driven by a higher level of carried interest recognized during the 2014 periods.

Public Markets

AUM was $38.5 billion as of June 30, 2014, a decrease of $3.3 billion, or 7.9%, compared to AUM of $41.8 billion as of March 31, 2014. FPAUM was $33.5 billion as of June 30, 2014, a decrease of $1.9 billion, or 5.4%, compared to FPAUM of $35.4 billion as of March 31, 2014. For both AUM and FPAUM, the decreases were primarily attributable to the acquisition of KFN which decreased AUM by approximately $4.5 billion and FPAUM by approximately $2.7 billion, partially offset by new capital raised and appreciation in net asset values in our public markets strategies.

Total segment revenues were $157.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $76.6 million compared to total segment revenues of $80.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Total segment revenues were $302.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $117.0 million compared to total segment revenues of $185.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in both comparable periods was principally attributable to higher total investment income primarily relating to the inclusion of KFN during the 2014 periods beginning on May 1, 2014 and to a lesser extent higher management fees reflecting new capital raised.

ENI was $105.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $62.4 million compared to ENI of $43.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. ENI was $203.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $92.7 million compared to ENI of $110.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in both comparable periods was principally attributable to higher total investment income primarily due to the income generated by KFN's operations during the 2014 periods beginning on May 1, 2014 and to a lesser extent higher management fees reflecting new capital raised. These increases were partially offset by higher compensation expense.

Capital Markets and Other

Total segment revenues were $34.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, up slightly when compared to total segment revenues of $32.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Total segment revenues were $103.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $45.6 million compared to total segment revenues of $57.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The increase in total segment revenues in both comparable periods was primarily driven by higher overall capital markets transaction activity.

ENI was $19.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, a decrease of $3.0 million compared to ENI of $22.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The decrease was principally attributable to higher compensation expense. ENI was $66.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $30.0 million compared to ENI of $36.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase was principally attributable to higher transaction fees driven by higher overall capital markets transaction activity, partially offset by higher compensation expense.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

* All segment financial information presented in this release reflect a new presentation as of the second quarter of 2014. For example, certain investment income previously reported in our Capital Markets and Principal Activities segment (which is now named Capital Markets and Other) is now reported in either our Private Markets or Public Markets segment, depending upon the nature of such income, and economic net income is presented as total segment revenue less total segment expenses. As a result of the revised presentation, segment information for historical periods has been restated from previously published results and, consequently, is not consistent with such previously reported information. The Investor Center for KKR & Co. L.P. at http://ir.kkr.com/kkr_ir/kkr_events.cfm contains historical segment financial information for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and each of the quarterly periods in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as revised to give effect to the new presentation.

CAPITAL AND LIQUIDITY

As of June 30, 2014, KKR had $3.4 billion of cash and short-term investments and $2.5 billion of outstanding debt obligations on a total reportable segment basis. In addition, with the acquisition of KFN, KKR reports KFN's debt obligations of $657.3 million and KFN's 7.375% Series A LLC preferred shares of $373.8 million. KFN's debt obligations and preferred shares are non-recourse to KKR beyond the assets of KFN. KKR's availability for borrowings was $750.0 million (which is reduced by an outstanding letter of credit), which does not include a $500.0 million revolving credit facility for use in its capital markets business that was undrawn as of June 30, 2014.

As of June 30, 2014, KKR's portion of total uncalled commitments to its investment funds was $976.9 million, consisting of the following (amounts in thousands):

   
Uncalled

Commitments

Private Markets

Energy Income and Growth Fund $ 208,600
North America Fund XI 178,200
Real Estate Partners Americas 141,300
Asian Fund II 62,600
European Fund III 59,800
2006 Fund 57,900
Infrastructure 15,000
Natural Resources 11,600
Other Private Equity Funds 7,700
Co-Investment Vehicles   32,200
Total Private Markets Commitments   774,900
 

Public Markets

Special Situations Vehicles 120,300
Direct Lending Vehicles 66,300
Mezzanine Fund 13,100
Other Credit Vehicles   2,300
Total Public Markets Commitments   202,000
 
Total Uncalled Commitments $ 976,900
 

DISTRIBUTION

A distribution of $0.67 per common unit has been declared, comprised of (i) $0.09 per common unit from after-tax FRE, (ii) $0.41 per common unit from realized cash carry, (iii) $0.12 per common unit from KKR's net realized investment income and (iv) $0.05 per common unit from KFN's net realized investment income earned for the two months ended June 30, 2014. The distribution will be paid on August 19, 2014 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on August 4, 2014. Please refer to the distribution policy presented later in this release.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call to discuss KKR's financial results will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 303-2917 (U.S. callers) or +1 (253) 237-1135 (non-U.S. callers); a pass code is not required. Additionally, the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and may be accessed through the Investor Center section of KKR's website at http://ir.kkr.com/kkr_ir/kkr_events.cfm. A replay of the live broadcast will be available on KKR's website or by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S. callers) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (non-U.S. callers), pass code 71626990, beginning approximately two hours after the broadcast.

From time to time, KKR may use its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other important information regarding KKR is routinely posted and accessible on the Investor Center for KKR & Co. L.P. at http://ir.kkr.com/kkr_ir/kkr_events.cfm. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about KKR by enrolling your email address at the "Email Alerts" area of the Investor Center on the website.

ABOUT KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements are based on KKR's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of its future performance, taking into account all information currently available to it. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to KKR or are within its control. If a change occurs, KKR's business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations, including but not limited to AUM, FPAUM, FRE, total distributable earnings, ENI, after-tax ENI, ENI after taxes and equity-based charges, fee and yield earnings, fee and yield EBITDA, committed dollars invested and syndicated capital, uncalled commitments, core interest expense, cash and short-term investments, net realized principal investment income and book value, may vary materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to vary from the forward-looking statements: the general volatility of the capital markets; failure to realize the benefits of or changes in KKR's business strategies including the ability to realize the anticipated synergies from acquisitions or strategic partnerships such as Prisma, Nephila, Avoca or KFN; availability, terms and deployment of capital; availability of qualified personnel and expense of recruiting and retaining such personnel; changes in the asset management industry, interest rates or the general economy; underperformance of KKR's investments and decreased ability to raise funds; and the degree and nature of KKR's competition. KKR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date on which such statements were made except as required by law. In addition, KKR's business strategy is focused on the long term and financial results are subject to significant volatility. Additional information about factors affecting KKR is available in KKR & Co. L.P.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on February 24, 2014, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 filed with the SEC on May 7, 2014 and other filings with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov.

       
KKR
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (GAAP BASIS - UNAUDITED)
(Amounts in thousands, except common unit and per common unit amounts)
 
Quarter Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013 June 30, 2014 June 30, 2013
Revenues
Fees $ 249,370   $ 166,376   $ 552,296   $ 317,616  
 
Expenses
Compensation and Benefits 358,730 200,602 689,768 531,723
Occupancy and Related Charges 16,059 13,878 31,467 28,399
General, Administrative and Other   210,536     77,542     337,261     171,230  
Total Expenses   585,325     292,022     1,058,496     731,352  
 
Investment Income (Loss)
Net Gains (Losses) from Investment Activities 1,971,850 98,537 3,944,030 2,368,354
Dividend Income 272,902 209,486 369,606 248,955
Interest Income 215,872 128,020 377,832 237,389
Interest Expense   (65,997 )   (24,614 )   (100,728 )   (47,637 )
Total Investment Income (Loss)   2,394,627     411,429     4,590,740     2,807,061  
 
Income (Loss) Before Taxes 2,058,672 285,783 4,084,540 2,393,325
 
Income Taxes