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Marcus & Millichap, Inc. Reports Strong Financial Results for Second Quarter 2014

August 7, 2014

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Marcus & Millichap, Inc., (the “Company”, “Marcus and Millichap”) (NYSE: MMI), a leading national brokerage firm specializing in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Second Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • Revenue increased 27.3% to $134.3 million compared to the second quarter of the prior year, with real estate brokerage commissions up 28.7%.
  • Sales volume increased 21.0% to $7.1 billion compared to the second quarter of the prior year.
  • The number of transactions was 1,907 representing an increase of 232 transactions, or 13.9% as compared to the second quarter of the prior year.
  • Net income increased to $12.8 million, compared to $8.0 million in the second quarter of the prior year. Earnings per common share was $0.33 (Basic and Diluted).
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $24.0 million, compared to $17.1 million in the second quarter of the prior year.

    Year-to-Date Highlights

  • Revenue increased 42.3% to $248.9 million compared to the first half of the prior year, with real estate brokerage commissions up 45.3%.
  • Net income was $19.6 million, compared to $9.6 million compared to the first half of the prior year. Earnings per common share was $0.50 (Basic and Diluted).
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $37.5 million, compared to $21.1 million in the first half of the prior year.

    Commenting on the Company’s results, John J. Kerin, Marcus & Millichap's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The momentum we generated early in the year continued into the second quarter, producing strong results for the Company throughout the first-half of 2014. Revenues in the second quarter grew by 27.3% year-over-year for the quarter and 42.3% year to date due to the strength in our core private client market as well as positive results related to our various growth initiatives.”

    Kerin continued, “We saw strong increases in our second quarter key operating metrics for our real estate brokerage business, including average number of sales professionals, total number of transactions and total sales volume over the same period in the prior year. While our growth continues to be driven by transactions for retail and multi-family properties, I am pleased with our expansion in the office and hospitality groups. We also remain focused on expanding our geographic footprint with strong growth in the second quarter from regions in the eastern United States. Key market indicators and our business pipeline remain favorable.”

    Second Quarter 2014 Results

    Total revenues for the second quarter of 2014 were $134.3 million, compared to $105.5 million for the same period in the prior year, an increase of $28.8 million, or 27.3%. The increase in total revenues is primarily a result of increases in revenues from real estate brokerage commissions which increased to $123.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $95.8 million for the same period in the prior year, an increase of $27.5 million or 28.7%. This increase was primarily driven by a combination of an increase in the number of investment sales transactions and an increase in the average commission size, offset by a slight decrease in average commission rates during the three months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to the same period in the prior year. Financing fees and other revenues contributed the remaining increase in total revenues.

    Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2014 were $112.5 million, compared to $91.3 million for the same period in the prior year, an increase of $21.2 million, or 23.3%. The increase was primarily driven by an $18.1 million increase in cost of services, which are variable commissions paid to the Company’s investment sales professionals and compensation-related costs in connection with our financing activities. Cost of services as a percent of total revenues increased to 59.3% compared to 58.3% for the same period in the prior year primarily due to an increase in the proportion of transactions closed by our more senior investment sales professionals who are compensated at higher commission rates. In addition, selling, general and administrative expense increased by $3.0 million, or 10.4% during the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase was due primarily to (i) an increase in salaries and related benefits driven by an increase in headcount in the areas of recruiting and corporate support in connection with our growth and with being a public company; (ii) an increase in legal costs and accruals; (iii) an increase in management performance related compensation driven by the increase in operating results; and (iv) increases in other expense categories primarily driven by our business growth.The increases were partially offset by a decrease in stock-based compensation expense due to the replacement of the pre-IPO stock-based compensation award program.

    Net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $12.8 million or $0.33 per common share (Basic and Diluted) compared to net income of $8.0 million for the same period in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2014 was $24.0 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $17.1 million for the same period in the prior year.

    Year-to-date Results

    The Company reported total revenues of $248.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, an increase of $74.0 million, or 42.3%, compared to revenues of $174.8 million for the same period in the prior year. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014, were $215.1 million compared to $158.0 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of $57.1 million, or 36.1%. The Company reported net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 of $19.6 million compared with net income of $9.6 million for the same period in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $37.5 million, which represents an increase of $16.4 million, or 77.5%, as compared to $21.1 million for the same period in the prior year.

    Business Outlook

    Commenting on the Company's business outlook, Mr. Kerin said, “We are very pleased with our year-over-year growth in the first half of 2014 and continue to expect positive results for the remainder of the year. The combination of an improving real estate market and our growth initiatives should drive solid results for the Company in the remainder of 2014.”

    Conference Call Details

    Marcus & Millichap will host a conference call today to discuss its results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, callers from the United States and Canada should dial (877) 407-4018 ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time. International callers should dial + 1 (201) 689-8471. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available from 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time/8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 7, 2014 through 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time/11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by dialing (877) 870-5176 in the United States and Canada or +1 (858) 384-5517 internationally and entering passcode 13586279.

    About Marcus & Millichap, Inc.

    Marcus & Millichap, Inc. is a leading national brokerage firm specializing in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services. The Company has more than 1,300 investment sales and financial professionals in 77 offices who provide investment brokerage and financing services to sellers and buyers of commercial real estate. The Company also offers market research, consulting and advisory services to our clients. Marcus & Millichap closed 6,608 transactions in 2013, with a sales volume of approximately $24.0 billion. For additional information, please visit www.MarcusMillichap.com.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this earnings press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including our business outlook for 2014. Statements about our beliefs and expectations and statements containing the words “may,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimate,” “target,” “project,” “intend,” “well-positioned” and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results and performance in future periods to be materially different from any future results or performance suggested in forward-looking statements in this earnings press release. Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this earnings press release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If the Company does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: (1) general economic conditions and commercial real estate market conditions, including the conditions in the global markets and, in particular, the U.S. debt markets; (2) the Company’s ability to attract and retain transaction professionals; (3) the Company’s ability to retain its business philosophy and partnership culture; (4) competitive pressures; (5) the Company’s ability to integrate new agents and sustain its growth; and (6) other factors discussed in the Company’s public filings, including the risk factors included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2014.

     
    MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET
    AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
    (dollar and share amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)
     
          Three Months       Six Months
    Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
    2014       20132014       2013
     
    Revenues:
    Real estate brokerage commissions $ 123,278 $ 95,765 $ 228,026 $ 156,963
    Financing fees 8,384 6,874 14,484 11,888
    Other revenues   2,603     2,832   6,345     5,990
    Total revenues 134,265 105,471 248,855 174,841
    Operating expenses:
    Cost of services 79,601 61,456 147,997 102,677
    Selling, general, and administrative expense 32,127 29,092 65,484 53,824
    Depreciation and amortization expense   811     754   1,586     1,514
    Total operating expenses   112,539     91,302   215,067     158,015
    Operating income 21,726 14,169 33,788 16,826
    Other income, net 330 7 269 249
    Interest expense   (401 )     (805 )  
    Income before provision for income taxes 21,655 14,176 33,252 17,075
    Provision for income taxes   8,859     6,167   13,674     7,428
    Net income 12,796 8,009 19,578 9,647
     

    Other comprehensive income (loss):

    Foreign currency translation (loss) gain, net of tax of $28, $0, $2, and $0 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 and the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively

     

    (39

    )

     



     

    3

       



    Total other comprehensive income (loss)

     

    (39

    )

     



     

    3

       



     

    Comprehensive income

    $

    12,757

     

    $

    8,009

    $

    19,581

     

    $

    9,647

     

    Earnings per share(1):

    Basic

    $

    0.33

    $

    0.50

    Diluted

    $

    0.33

    $

    0.50

     

    Weighted average common shares outstanding(1):

    Basic

    38,847

    38,847

    Diluted

    38,926

    38,917

     
    (1)     Earnings per share information has not been presented for periods prior to the IPO on October 31, 2013 as amounts were not meaningful.

    MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.

    KEY OPERATING METRICS SUMMARY

    (Unaudited)

    Total sales volume was $7.1 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014, encompassing 1,907 transactions consisting of $5.6 billion for real estate brokerage (1,392 transactions), $0.9 billion for financing (349 transactions) and $0.6 billion in other transactions, including consulting and advisory services (166 transactions). Total sales volume was $13.3 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014, encompassing 3,545 transactions consisting of $10.0 billion for real estate brokerage (2,573 transactions), $1.5 billion for financing (637 transactions) and $1.8 billion in other transactions, including consulting and advisory services (335 transactions). As of June 30, 2014, the Company had 1,290 investment sales professionals and 79 financing professionals. Key metrics for Real Estate Brokerage and Financing are as follows:

               
    Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
    June 30,June 30,

    Real Estate Brokerage Commissions

    2014

          20132014       2013
    Average Number of Sales Professionals 1,265 1,102 1,251 1,082
    Average Number of Transactions per Sales Professional 1.1 1.1 2.1 1.9
    Average Commission per Transaction $ 88,562 $ 81,364 $ 88,622 $ 77,018
    Average Transaction Size $ 3,997,137 $ 3,465,110 $ 3,882,042 $ 3,440,436

    Total Number of Transactions

    1,392

    1,177

    2,573

    2,038

    Total Sales Volume (in millions) $ 5,564 $ 4,078 $ 9,988 $ 7,012
     
     
     
    Three Months EndedSix Months Ended

    June 30,

    June 30,

    Financing Fees

    2014201320142013
    Average Number of Financing Professionals 78 69 77 68
    Average Number of Transactions per Financing Professional 4.5 4.6 8.3 8.1
    Average Fee per Transaction $ 24,024 $ 21,819 $ 22,738 $ 21,691
    Average Transaction Size $ 2,571,936 $ 2,280,751 $ 2,385,968 $ 2,138,292
    Total Number of Transactions 349 315 637 548
    Total Dollar Volume (in millions) $ 898 $ 718 $ 1,520 $ 1,172
     
     
    MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    (dollar amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
     
          June 30,      
    2014

    December 31,

    (Unaudited)

    2013

    Assets
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents $ 104,613 $ 100,952

    Commissions and other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $73 and $99 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

    5,827 4,115
    Employee notes receivable 223 229
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,273 5,204
    Deferred tax assets, net   6,838     8,663  
    Total current assets 123,774 119,163
    Prepaid rent 4,236 4,999
    Investments held in rabbi trust 4,280 4,067

    Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $20,438 and $19,412 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

    8,261 8,560
    Employee notes receivable 199 189
    Deferred tax assets, net 27,446 27,185
    Other assets   3,920     3,146  
    Total assets $ 172,116   $ 167,309  
     
     
    Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 6,330 $ 6,911
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses – related party 74 506
    Income tax payable 4,937 6,459
    Notes payable to former stockholders 894 851
    Commissions payable 15,017 25,086
    Accrued bonuses and other employee related expenses   13,656     16,947  
    Total current liabilities 40,908 56,760
    Deferred compensation and commissions 30,468 32,177
    Notes payable to former stockholders 10,610 11,504
    Other liabilities   5,350     4,371  
    Total liabilities 87,336 104,812
     
    Stockholders’ equity:
    Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value:

    Authorized shares – 25,000,000; issued and outstanding shares – none at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

    Common Stock $0.0001 par value:

    Authorized shares – 150,000,000; issued and outstanding shares – 36,623,781 and 36,600,897 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

    4 4
    Additional paid-in capital 73,143 70,445
    Stock notes receivable from employees (9 ) (13 )
    Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 11,639 (7,939 )
    Accumulated other comprehensive income   3      
    Total stockholders’ equity   84,780     62,497  
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $172,116   $

    167,309

     
     

    MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC

    ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

    (Unaudited)

    Adjusted EBITDA, which the Company defines as net income before interest income/expense, taxes, depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation is a non-GAAP financial measure. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA in its business operations to, among other things, evaluate the performance of its business, develop budgets and measure its performance against those budgets. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate its overall operating performance. However, Adjusted EBITDA has material limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under U.S. GAAP. The Company finds Adjusted EBITDA as a useful tool to assist in evaluating performance because it eliminates items related to capital structure and taxes and non-cash stock-based compensation charges. In light of the foregoing limitations, the Company does not rely solely on Adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure and also considers its U.S. GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of the Company’s financial performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other measures derived in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated in the same manner by all companies, it may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies.

    A reconciliation of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income, to Adjusted EBITDA is as follows (in thousands):

               
    Three MonthsSix Months
    Ended June 30,Ended June 30,

    2014

          20132014       2013
    Net income $ 12,796 $ 8,009 $ 19,578 $ 9,647
    Adjustments:
    Interest income (1 ) (43 )

    (4

    )

    (84 )
    Interest expense 401 805
    Provision for income taxes 8,859 6,167 13,674 7,428
    Depreciation and amortization 811 754 1,586 1,514
    Stock-based compensation   1,141     2,190     1,858     2,626  
    Adjusted EBITDA $24,007   $17,077   $37,497   $21,131  





    Investor Relations Contact:

    Addo Communications

    Lasse Glassen, 424-238-6249

    lasseg@addocommunications.com

    Source: Marcus & Millichap, Inc.


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