Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings and Announces Quarterly Dividend

Date : 04/27/2018 @ 8:00AM
Source : PR Newswire (Canada)
Stock : Oppenheimer Holdings Class A (DE) (OPY)
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Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reports First Quarter 2018 Earnings and Announces Quarterly Dividend

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NEW YORK, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: OPY) today reported net income of $6.7 million or $0.51 basic net income per share for the first quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $4.8 million or $0.36 basic net loss per share for the first quarter of 2017. Income before income taxes from continuing operations was $9.6 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with a loss before income taxes from continuing operations of $7.0 million for the first quarter of 2017. Revenue from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2018 was $234.5 million compared with revenue from continuing operations of $213.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 10.0%.


Summary Operating Results (Unaudited)

('000s, except Per Share Amounts)



For the 3-Months Ended



3/31/2018


3/31/2017


%

Revenue


$

234,530


$

213,261


10.0

Expenses


224,905


220,286


2.1

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes from Continuing Operations


9,625


(7,025)


*

Income Taxes


2,916


(1,687)


*

Net Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations


6,709


(5,338)


*

Net Income from Discontinued Operations



587


(100.0)

Net Income (Loss )


6,709


(4,751)


*

Less Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interest, Net of Tax


4


96


(95.8)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.


$

6,705


$

(4,847)


*






Basic Net Income (Loss) Per Share (1)






Continuing Operations


$

0.51


$

(0.40)


*


Discontinued Operations



0.04


(100.0)


Net Income (Loss) Per Share                                             


$

0.51


$

(0.36)


*






Diluted Net Income (Loss) Per Share (1)






Continuing Operations


$

0.48


$

(0.40)


*


Discontinued Operations



0.04


(100.0)


Net Income (Loss) Per Share


$

0.48


$

(0.36)


*






Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding






Basic


13,240


13,399


(1.2)


Diluted


13,977


13,399


4.3








As of




3/31/2018


12/31/2017


%

Book Value Per Share (1)


$

40.04


$

39.55


1.2

Tangible Book Value Per Share (1)(2)


$

27.20


$

26.74


1.7

(1)

Attributable to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.

(2)

Represents book value less goodwill and intangible assets divided by number of shares outstanding.

*

Percentage not meaningful.

 

The S&P 500 index decreased 1.2% during the first quarter of 2018 as volatility increased in the equity markets for the first time in several years. A continuing strong economy, low unemployment, and lower individual and corporate tax rates were not sufficient to offset uncertainty around interest rate increases, threats of increased tariffs, and a potential trade war.  These factors as well as continued political uncertainty in Washington dampened investor enthusiasm during the period.  The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 25 basis points in March 2018, the sixth 25 basis point increase since the Fed began raising rates in December 2015.  The increase in short-term interest rates coupled with low inflation expectations led to a narrowing of the spread between the 2-Year and the 10-Year Treasury Yields to lows not seen since the fourth quarter of 2007.

Albert G. Lowenthal, Chairman and CEO commented, "Our results continued to improve during the period driven by increased investment banking activity, higher asset management fee-based revenues, as well as higher fees from the FDIC-insured bank deposit program. Retail and institutional commission revenues declined overall for the period reflecting the continued downward trend in the transaction-based business as investors continued to show a preference for passive strategies amid lower levels of focus on individual security selection and lower turnover.  Investment banking results were positively impacted by increased participations in equities underwritings and higher advisory fees from M&A transactions.  The fee-based business continued to perform well, driven by higher asset valuations over the comparable period as clients continue to embrace a managed product solution.  Increases in short-term interest rates continued to benefit our bank deposit fee income.  We are increasingly optimistic that these positive trends will continue and that we can continue to build momentum for our business."

Financial Highlights

  • Commission revenue was $83.4 million for the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 3.8% compared with $86.7 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to lower transaction-based revenues in both the retail and institutional businesses during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Advisory fees were $77.5 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 11.7% compared with $69.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to a higher level of client assets under management ("AUM").

  • Investment banking revenue increased 56.5% to $28.2 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with $18.0 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to higher equity underwriting fees as well as higher merger and acquisition advisory fees during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Bank deposit sweep income was $25.3 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 79.1% compared with $14.1 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to higher short-term interest rates during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Interest revenue was $12.2 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 15.7% compared with $10.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 due primarily to an increase in interest revenue on margin extended to customers during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Principal transactions revenue decreased 49.3% to $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with $5.4 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to lower trading income from corporate and municipal bonds during the first quarter of 2018.

 


Business Segment Results (Unaudited)

('000s)









For the 3-Months Ended



3/31/2018


3/31/2017


%

Revenue








Private Client


$

154,094



$

137,389



12.2


Asset Management                                                                     


17,644



18,666



(5.5)


Capital Markets


61,529



55,903



10.1


Corporate/Other


1,263



1,303



(3.1)




234,530



213,261



10.0

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes from Continuing Operations








Private Client


40,162



28,762



39.6


Asset Management


3,718



3,711



0.2


Capital Markets


(6,057)



(12,614)



(52.0)


Corporate/Other


(28,198)



(26,884)



4.9




$

9,625



$

(7,025)



*











*

Percentage not meaningful.

 

Private Client

Private Client reported revenue of $154.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, 12.2% higher than the first quarter of 2017 due to increased advisory fee revenue from higher AUM, higher fees earned on client deposits in the FDIC-insured bank deposit program, and higher margin interest revenue during the first quarter of 2018. Income before income taxes was $40.2 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 39.6% compared with the first quarter of 2017 due to the increases in revenue referred to above during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Client assets under administration were $84.9 billion at March 31, 2018 compared with $86.9 billion at December 31, 2017, a decrease of 2.3%.

  • Financial adviser headcount was 1,082 at the end of the first quarter of 2018, down from 1,159 at the end of the first quarter of 2017. The decline in financial adviser headcount since the first quarter of 2017 has resulted from the Company's attention to adviser productivity. The decline in headcount also has been impacted by retirements and normal attrition.

  • Retail commissions were $51.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 1.4% from the first quarter of 2017 due to reduced transaction volumes from retail investors during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Advisory fee revenue on traditional and alternative managed products was $60.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 16.9% from the first quarter of 2017 (see Asset Management below for further information). The increase in advisory fees was due to the increase in the value of AUM.

  • Bank deposit sweep income was $25.3 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 79.1% compared with $14.1 million for the first quarter of 2017 due to higher short-term interest rates during the first quarter of 2018.

Asset Management

Asset Management reported revenue of $17.6 million for the first quarter of 2018, 5.5% lower than the first quarter of 2017 due to a change in the method of reporting management fees earned through an investment adviser of alternative investments during the first quarter of 2018.  Income before income taxes was $3.7 million for the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 0.2% compared with the first quarter of 2017.

  • Advisory fee revenue on traditional and alternative managed products was $17.4 million for the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 3.3% from the first quarter of 2017. Advisory fees are calculated based on the value of AUM at the end of the prior quarter which totaled $28.3 billion at December 31, 2017 ($24.8 billion at December 31, 2016) and are allocated to the Private Client and Asset Management business segments.

  • AUM increased 9.3% to $28.2 billion at March 31, 2018 compared with $25.8 billion at March 31, 2017. AUM at March 31, 2018 is the basis for advisory fee billings for the second quarter of 2018. The increase in AUM was comprised of asset appreciation of $1.3 billion and net contributions of assets of $1.1 billion.

Capital Markets

Capital Markets reported revenue of $61.5 million for the first quarter of 2018, 10.1% higher than the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to higher equities underwriting and merger and acquisition advisory fees partially offset by lower institutional equities and fixed income commissions during the first quarter of 2018.  Loss before income taxes was $6.1 million for the first quarter of 2018, compared with a loss before income taxes of $12.6 million for the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to a charge related to a value-added tax assessment levied by the Israel VAT Authority in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Institutional equities commissions decreased 3.3% to $23.2 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017 as higher volatility during late January and early February of 2018 was not enough to offset lower client trading activity in March of 2018.

  • Advisory fees from investment banking activities increased 23.6% to $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017 due to higher fees earned on completed mergers and acquisitions transactions during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Equity underwriting fees increased 347.1% to $15.2 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017 due to the Company's increased focus on equity issuance leading to higher equity underwriting activity during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Revenue from Taxable Fixed Income decreased 15.4% to $12.1 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017 due to concerns around a rising interest rate environment which led to decreased institutional fixed income activity during the first quarter of 2018.

  • Public Finance and Municipal Trading revenue decreased 52.0% to $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter of 2017 due to lower municipal income trading revenue amid more volatile markets.

Compensation and Related Expenses

Compensation and related expenses (including salaries, production and incentive compensation, share-based compensation, deferred compensation, and other benefit-related items) totaled $153.1 million during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 6.4% compared with the first quarter of 2017.  Higher production-related, incentive, and share-based compensation expenses were partially offset by lower deferred compensation costs during the first quarter of 2018. Compensation and related expenses as a percentage of revenue was 65.3% during the first quarter of 2018 compared with 67.5% during the first quarter of 2017.

Non-Compensation Expenses

Non-compensation expenses were $71.8 million during the first quarter of 2018, a decrease of 6.0% compared with $76.4 million during the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to a charge related to a value-added tax assessment levied by the Israel VAT Authority in the first quarter of 2017 as well as lower legal and regulatory costs partially offset by higher interest costs during the first quarter of 2018.

Income Taxes

The effective income tax rate from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2018 was 30.3% (tax expense) compared with 24.0% (tax benefit) for the first quarter of 2017 and reflects the Company's estimate of the annual effective tax rate adjusted for certain discrete items. The low estimated effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2018 is due to the lower Federal tax rate of 21% (versus 35%) as a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") in December 2017 offset by foreign income inclusion and larger non-deductible expenses related to items such as entertainment, fringe benefits, regulatory fines and penalties, and limitations around the deductibility of executive compensation under the TCJA. 

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

  • At March 31, 2018, total equity was $530.5 million compared with $523.9 million at December 31, 2017.

  • At March 31, 2018, book value per share was $40.04 (compared with $39.55 at December 31, 2017) and tangible book value per share was $27.20 (compared with $26.74 at December 31, 2017).

  • The Company's level 3 assets, primarily auction rate securities, were $87.5 million at March 31, 2018 (compared with $87.6 million at December 31, 2017).

Dividend Announcement

The Company today announced a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.11 per share payable on May 25, 2018 to holders of Class A non-voting and Class B voting common stock of record on May 11, 2018.

Company Information

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading middle market investment bank and full service broker-dealer that provides a wide range of financial services including retail securities brokerage, institutional sales and trading, investment banking (both corporate and public finance), research, market-making, trust, and investment management.  With roots tracing back to 1881, the firm is headquartered in New York and has 92 retail branch offices in the United States and has institutional businesses located in London, Tel Aviv, and Hong Kong.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain "forward-looking statements" relating to anticipated future performance.  For a discussion of the factors that could cause future performance to be different than anticipated, reference is made to Factors Affecting "Forward-Looking Statements" and Part 1A – Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 


Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

('000s, except Per Share Amounts)



For the 3-Months Ended



3/31/2018



3/31/2017


%

REVENUE


Commissions

$

83,407


$

86,717


(3.8)


Advisory fees

77,548


69,409


11.7


Investment banking

28,210


18,021


56.5


Bank deposit sweep income

25,297


14,126


79.1


Interest

12,227


10,565


15.7


Principal transactions, net

2,726


5,373


(49.3)


Other

5,115


9,050


(43.5)


Total revenue

234,530


213,261


10.0

EXPENSES


Compensation and related expenses                                                          

153,104


143,878


6.4


Communications and technology

18,688


17,706


5.5


Occupancy and equipment costs

15,428


15,272


1.0


Clearing and exchange fees

6,096


5,854


4.1


Interest

8,963


5,356


67.3


Other

22,626


32,220


(29.8)


Total expenses

224,905


220,286


2.1

Income (Loss) before income taxes from continuing operations

9,625


(7,025)


*

Income taxes

2,916


(1,687)


*

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

6,709


(5,338)


*





Discontinued operations




Income from discontinued operations


976


(100.0)

Income taxes


389


(100.0)

Net income from discontinued operations


587


(100.0)





Net income (loss)

6,709


(4,751)


*

Less net income attributable to non-controlling interest, net of tax

4


96


(95.8)

Net income (loss) attributable to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.

$

6,705


$

(4,847)


*






Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.





Continuing operations

$

0.51


$

(0.40)


*


Discontinued operations


0.04


(100.0)


Net income (loss) per share

$

0.51


$

(0.36)


*

Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.





Continuing operations

$

0.48


$

(0.40)


*


Discontinued operations


0.04


(100.0)


Net income (loss) per share

$

0.48


$

(0.36)


*

Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding





Basic

13,240


13,399


(1.2)


Diluted

13,977


13,399


4.3


(1)

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

*

Percentage not meaningful.

 

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