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Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. Reports Q3 2014 Results

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SAMG) (the "Company" or "Silvercrest") today reported its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Business Update

Silvercrest successfully obtained meaningful new assets, contributing to the firm's organic growth, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, along with increased revenue. The firm's relationships increased from 526 as of June 30, 2014, to 533 as of September 30, 2014. There were 483 relationships as of December 31, 2013. 

While total assets under management declined to $16.4 billion during the third quarter due to market volatility, the firm's discretionary assets under management remained substantially unchanged for the quarter due to new client acquisition and client commitments. 

We are pleased with the continued organic growth result during a time of market volatility. The firm's growth was due to organic growth in both our core family wealth business and continued progress building our institutional business. 

The Company's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.12 cents per Class A share payable on December 19, 2014 to Class A shareholders of record on December 12, 2014.

Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

  • AUM of $16.4 billion at September 30, 2014
  • Revenue of $17.8 million
  • U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") net income of $2.9 million
  • Basic and diluted net income per share of $0.18
  • Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA")1 of $5.3 million
  • Adjusted net income1 of $2.8 million
  • Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share1 of $0.23

The table below presents a comparison of certain GAAP and non-GAAP ("adjusted") financial measures and AUM.

 



For the Three Months
Ended September 30,



For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,


(in thousands except per share amounts and as indicated)


2014



2013



2014



2013


Revenue


$

17,817



$

14,737



$

51,763



$

42,894


Income before other income (expense), net


$

4,476



$

3,187



$

12,514



$

14,785


Net income


$

2,923



$

2,249



$

7,962



$

13,179


Net income attributable to Silvercrest


$

1,358



$

734



$

3,653



$

11,664


Adjusted EBITDA1


$

5,292



$

4,286



$

15,381



$

12,816


Adjusted EBITDA margin1



29.7

%



29.1

%



29.7

%



29.9

%

Adjusted net income1


$

2,776



$

1,925



$

7,637



$

5,813


Adjusted basic earnings per share1


$

0.23



$

0.16



$

0.62



$

0.49


Adjusted diluted earnings per share1


$

0.23



$

0.16



$

0.62



$

0.47


Assets under management at period end (billions)


$

16.4



$

14.6



$

16.4



$

14.6


Average assets under management (billions)2


$

16.6



$

14.3



$

16.1



$

12.9


 

AUM of $16.4 billion

Silvercrest's AUM decreased by $0.3 billion, or 1.8%, to $16.4 billion at September 30, 2014 from $16.7 billion at June 30, 2014. The decrease in AUM was attributable to $0.5 billion in market depreciation. This was partially offset by an increase in new discretionary AUM of $0.2 billion during the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Silvercrest's AUM increased by $1.8 billion, or 12.3%, to $16.4 billion at September 30, 2014 from $14.6 billion at September 30, 2013. The increase was attributable to $1.0 billion of net client inflows and $0.8 billion of market appreciation.

Third Quarter 2014 vs. Third Quarter 2013

Revenue increased by $3.1 million, or 20.9%, to $17.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, from $14.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. This increase was driven primarily by growth in the Company's management and advisory fees as a result of increased AUM.

Total expenses increased by $1.8 million, or 15.5%, to $13.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 from $11.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. This increase was primarily attributable to increases in compensation and benefits expense and general and administrative expenses of $1.6 million and $0.2 million, respectively. The increase in compensation and benefits expense was primarily attributable to an increase in the partner incentive bonuses of $1.4 million as a result of the recognition of partner incentive payments as compensation expense, an increase in accrued employee incentive bonuses of $0.3 million, the accrual of earnouts related to our Richmond expansion of $0.1 million and an increase in salaries expense of $0.1 million, as a result of both merit increases and increased headcount. This was partially offset by a decrease in equity-based compensation expense primarily as a result of lower levels of deferred equity units due to vesting in prior periods. General and administrative expenses increased by $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 from the same period in the prior year. This increase was primarily due to an increase in occupancy and related expenses of $0.2 million as a result of a reduction in subtenant rental income earned for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the same period in the prior year.

Consolidated net income was $2.9 million. Net income attributable to Silvercrest was $1.4 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The Company's Adjusted Net Income1 was $2.8 million, or $0.23 per adjusted basic and diluted share4 for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA1 was $5.3 million or 29.7% of revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $4.3 million or 29.1% of revenue for the same period in the prior year.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 vs. Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

Revenue increased by $8.9 million, or 20.7%, to $51.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, from $42.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. This increase was driven primarily by growth in the Company's management and advisory fees as a result of increased AUM.

Total expenses increased by $11.1 million, or 39.6%, to $39.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 from $28.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. This increase was primarily attributable to increases in compensation and benefits expense and general and administrative expenses of $9.9 million and $1.2 million, respectively. The increase in compensation and benefits expense was primarily attributable to an increase in the accrual for partner incentive bonuses of $9.8 million as a result of the recognition of partner incentive payments as compensation expense and an increase in salaries and benefits expense of $0.5 million and $0.2 million, respectively, as a result of both merit increases and increased headcount. This was partially offset by a decreased equity-based compensation expense of $0.6 million primarily due to lower levels of deferred equity units due to vesting in prior periods. General and administrative expenses increased by $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 from the same period in the prior year. This increase was primarily due to an increase in occupancy expense of $0.5 million as a result of a reduction of subtenant rental income earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to the same period in the prior year, an increase in the provision for doubtful accounts of $0.2 million in conjunction with increased revenue levels, an increase in client reimbursement costs of $0.1 million, an increase in marketing costs of $0.1 million, an increase in sub-advisory fees of $0.1 million and an increase in insurance costs of $0.1 million.

Consolidated net income was $8.0 million. Net income attributable to Silvercrest was $3.7 million, or $0.48 per basic and diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2014. The Company's Adjusted Net Income1 was $7.6 million, or $0.62 per adjusted basic and diluted share4 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA1 was $15.4 million or 29.7% of revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 as compared to $12.8 million or 29.9% of revenue for the same period in the prior year.

1  Adjusted measures are non-GAAP measures and are explained and reconciled to the comparable GAAP measures in Exhibits 2 and 3.

The Company has computed average AUM by averaging AUM at the beginning of the applicable period and AUM at the end of the applicable period.

3  The Company became the general partner of Silvercrest L.P. on June 26, 2013, but net income of Silvercrest L.P. was allocated to the Company effective July 2013 as allocable net income prior to July 2013 was de minimus. Accordingly, the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 do not present separate earnings attributable to the Class A stockholders.

4  Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 are based on the number of shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock outstanding as of September 30, 2013. Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 are based on the number of shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock outstanding as of September 30, 2014.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash and cash equivalents were $27.9 million at September 30, 2014, compared to $27.1 million at December 31, 2013. Silvercrest L.P. had notes payable of $8.1 million at September 30, 2014 and $8.3 million at December 31, 2013. As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the principal balance on the Company's revolving credit facility with City National Bank was $3.0 million. In July 2013, Silvercrest completed its initial public offering of 4,790,684 of its Class A common shares at $11.00 per share (the "IPO"). Silvercrest's stock began trading on June 27, 2013 on NASDAQ under the symbol "SAMG". The net proceeds from the IPO were $47.9 million. In connection with the IPO, the Company used a portion of the net proceeds to purchase 3,540,684 Class B units from partners of Silvercrest L.P. for $35.4 million. Furthermore, on July 12, 2013, Silvercrest sold an additional 718,603 shares of its Class A common stock at $11.00 per share pursuant to the underwriters' exercise in full of the over-allotment option that Silvercrest granted to the underwriters in connection with its IPO. The net proceeds from this exercise were $7.4 million.

Total stockholders' equity was $49.9 million at September 30, 2014. The Company had 7,658,010 shares of Class A common stock outstanding and 4,570,413 shares of Class B common stock outstanding at September 30, 2014.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To provide investors with additional insight, promote transparency and allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making, the Company supplements its consolidated financial statements presented on a basis consistent with GAAP with Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Earnings Per Share which are non-GAAP financial measures of earnings. These adjustments, and the non-GAAP financial measures that are derived from them, provide supplemental information to analyze the Company's operations between periods and over time. Investors should consider the Company's non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on November 13, 2014, at 8:30am (Eastern Time) to discuss these results. Hosting the call will be Richard R. Hough III, Chief Executive Officer and President and Scott A. Gerard, Chief Financial Officer. Listeners may access the call by dialing 1-866-394-9665 or for international listeners the call may be accessed by dialing 1-253-237-1128. An archived replay of the call will be available after the completion of the live call on the Investor Relations page of the Silvercrest website at http://ir.silvercrestgroup.com.  

Forward-Looking Statements And Other Disclosures

Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and Silvercrest's future performance, as well as management's current expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are only predictions based on current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Among the important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: fluctuations in quarterly and annual results, incurrence of net losses, adverse effects of management focusing on implementation of a growth strategy, failure to develop and maintain the Silvercrest brand and other factors disclosed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors listed under the caption entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release. Any discrepancies included in this release between totals and the sums of the amounts listed are due to rounding.

About Silvercrest

Silvercrest was founded in April 2002 as an independent, employee-owned registered investment adviser. With offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Virginia, Silvercrest provides traditional and alternative investment advisory and family office services to wealthy families and select institutional investors.

 

 

Exhibit 1


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts or as noted)




Three months ended
September 30,



Nine months ended
September 30,



2014



2013



2014



2013

Revenue
















Management and advisory fees


$

16,816



$

13,516



$

48,487



$

39,245

Performance fees and allocations






14







17

Family office services



1,001




1,207




3,276




3,632

Total revenue



17,817




14,737




51,763




42,894

Expenses
















Compensation and benefits



9,959




8,388




29,431




19,513

General and administrative



3,382




3,162




9,818




8,596

Total expenses



13,341




11,550




39,249




28,109

Income before other (expense) income, net



4,476




3,187




12,514




14,785

Other (expense) income, net
















Other income, net



8




29




16




86

Interest income



17




36




53




85

Interest expense



(113)




(180)




(368)




(288)

Total other (expense) income, net



(88)




(115)




(299)




(117)

Income before provision for income taxes



4,388




3,072




12,215




14,668

Provision for income taxes



(1,465)




(823)




(4,253)




(1,489)

Net income



2,923




2,249




7,962




13,179

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests



(1,565)




(1,515)




(4,309)




(1,515)

Net income attributable to Silvercrest


$

1,358



$

734



$

3,653



$

11,664

Net income per share/unit:
















Basic


$

0.18



$

0.14



$

0.48



$

1.34

Diluted


$

0.18



$

0.14



$

0.48



$

1.31

Weighted average shares/units outstanding:
















Basic



7,583,911




5,363,493




7,544,443




8,716,686

Diluted



7,583,911




5,363,493




7,544,443




8,873,877

 

 

Exhibit 2


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP ("Adjusted") Adjusted EBITDA Measure

(Unaudited and in thousands, except share and per share amounts or as noted)


Adjusted EBITDA


Three Months Ended
September 30,



Nine Months Ended
September 30,




2014



2013



2014



2013


Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure:

















Net income


$

2,923



$

2,249



$

7,962



$

13,179


Provision for income taxes



1,465




823




4,253




1,489


Delaware Franchise Tax



45







135





Interest expense



113




180




368




288


Interest income



(29)




(36)




(53)




(85)


Partner incentive allocations (A)












(6,000)


Depreciation and amortization



507




501




1,489




1,455


Equity-based compensation



74




433




849




1,469


Other adjustments (B)



194




136




378




1,021


Adjusted EBITDA


$

5,292



$

4,286



$

15,381



$

12,816


Adjusted EBITDA Margin



29.7

%



29.1

%



29.7

%



29.9

%

 

(A)  Partner incentive allocations, prior to the Company's initial public offering, were treated as distributions of net income and recorded when paid. Upon the completion of the reorganization and initial public offering, the Company accounts for partner incentive payments as an expense in its Statement of Operations and has reflected the related adjustments in its historical financial information. Accordingly, this has the effect of increasing compensation expense relative to the amounts that have been recorded historically in the Company's financial statements.

(B)   Other adjustments consist of the following:

 

Loss on sub-lease (a)


$



$

(21)



$



$

(63)


Client reimbursement









125





IPO professional fees






43







23


IPO-related non-principal bonuses












754


Acquisition costs (b)






16







90


Non-acquisition expansion costs (c)



99







125





Other (d)



95




98




128




217


Total other adjustments


$

194



$

136



$

378



$

1,021


 

(a)  Reflects the amortization recognized, on a present value basis, between the per square foot rental rate for the Company's primary lease and a sub-lease that was signed in 2011 with a sub-tenant for the Company's headquarters in New York.

(b)  Reflects the legal and accounting fees associated with the closing of the Ten-Sixty acquisition in 2013. Also reflects transition expenses related to integrating the Ten-Sixty acquisition in 2013.

(c)  Represents $110 of accrued earnout and $15 of professional fees related to the Company's Richmond expansion.

(d)  In 2013, represents the accrual of Quarterly Income Payments, as defined in the MW Commodity Advisors, LLC purchase agreement. In 2014, represents $50 of professional fees related to the modification of partner redemption notes and $78 of professional fees related to the Company's shelf registration filing.

 

 

Exhibit 3


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP ("Adjusted")

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share Measures

(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts or as noted)


Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share


Three Months Ended
September 30,



Nine Months Ended
September 30,




2014



2013



2014



2013


Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measure:

















Net income


$

2,923



$

2,249



$

7,962



$

13,179


GAAP Provision for income taxes



1,465




823




4,253




1,489


Delaware Franchise Tax



45







135





Partner incentive allocations (See A in Exhibit 2 )












(6,000)


Other adjustments (See B in Exhibit 2)



194




136




378




1,021


Adjusted earnings before provision for income taxes



4,627




3,208




12,728




9,689


Adjusted provision for income taxes:

















Adjusted provision for income taxes (40% assumed tax rate)



(1,851)




(1,283)




(5,091)




(3,876)


Adjusted net income


$

2,776



$

1,925



$

7,637



$

5,813


Adjusted earnings per share/unit:

















Basic


$

0.23



$

0.16



$

0.62



$

0.49


Diluted


$

0.23



$

0.16



$

0.62



$

0.47


Shares/units outstanding:

















Basic Class A shares outstanding



7,658




5,509




7,658




5,509


Basic Class B shares/units outstanding



4,570




6,462




4,570




6,462


Total basic shares/units outstanding



12,228




11,971




12,228




11,971


Diluted Class A shares outstanding



7,658




5,509




7,658




5,509


Diluted Class B shares/units outstanding (C)



4,622




6,891




4,622




6,891


Total diluted shares/units outstanding



12,280




12,400




12,280




12,400


 

(C)  Includes 52,188 and 191,828 unvested deferred equity units as of September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Also, 0 and 237,089 performance units, which are conditionally issuable units that would be issuable if September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, was the end of the contingency period, are included.

 

 

Exhibit 4


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(in thousands, except par value data)




September 30,
2014



December31,




(Unaudited)



2013


Assets









Cash and cash equivalents


$

27,943



$

27,122


Restricted certificates of deposit and escrow



586




1,021


Investments



100




103


Receivables, net



5,081




5,405


Due from Silvercrest Funds



2,926




2,653


Furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements, net



2,161




1,913


Goodwill



20,008




20,031


Intangible assets, net



11,510




12,589


Deferred tax asset – tax receivable agreement



23,815




25,022


Prepaid expenses and other assets



2,377




4,868


Total assets


$

96,507



$

100,727


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity









Accounts payable and accrued expenses


$

2,096



$

6,587


Accrued compensation



15,572




17,424


Notes payable



8,127




8,303


Borrowings under revolving credit facility



3,000




3,000


Deferred rent



1,422




1,742


Deferred tax and other liabilities



16,436




15,506


Total liabilities



46,653




52,562


Commitments and Contingencies









Stockholders' Equity









Preferred Stock, par value $0.01,10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013







Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01,50,000,000 shares authorized; 7,658,010 and 7,522,974 issued and outstanding, as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively



77




75


Class B Common Stock, par value $0.01,25,000,000 shares authorized; 4,570,413 and 4,464,617 issued and outstanding, as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively



46




45


Additional Paid-In Capital



39,137




39,003


Retained earnings



3,028




2,099


Total stockholders' equity



42,288




41,222


Non-controlling interests



7,566




6,943


Total equity



49,854




48,165


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

96,507



$

100,727


 

 

Exhibit 5


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Total Assets Under Management

(Unaudited and in billions)


Total Assets Under Management:












Three Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

16.7



$

13.9




20.1

%

Gross client inflows



0.9




0.8




12.5

%

Gross client outflows



(0.7)




(0.6)




16.7

%

Market (depreciation)/appreciation



(0.5)




0.5




-200.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

16.4



$

14.6




12.3

%





Nine Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

15.7



$

11.2




40.2

%

Gross client inflows



2.9




5.0




-42.0

%

Gross client outflows



(2.2)




(3.1)




-29.0

%

Market appreciation






1.5




-100.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

16.4



$

14.6




12.3

%

 

 

Exhibit 6


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Discretionary Assets Under Management

(Unaudited and in billions)


Discretionary Assets Under Management



Three Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

11.1



$

8.6




29.1

%

Gross client inflows



0.8




0.7




14.3

%

Gross client outflows



(0.6)




(0.5)




20.0

%

Market (depreciation)/appreciation



(0.2)




0.4




-150.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

11.1



$

9.2




20.7

%





Nine Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

10.1



$

8.0




26.3

%

Gross client inflows



2.5




2.8




-10.7

%

Gross client outflows



(1.8)




(2.6)




-30.8

%

Market appreciation



0.3




1.0




-70.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

11.1



$

9.2




20.7

%

 

 

Exhibit 7


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Non-Discretionary Assets Under Management

(Unaudited and in billions)


Non-Discretionary Assets Under Management



Three Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

5.6



$

5.3




5.7

%

Gross client inflows



0.1




0.1




0.0

%

Gross client outflows



(0.1)




(0.1)




0.0

%

Market (depreciation)/appreciation



(0.3)




0.1




-400.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

5.3



$

5.4




-1.9

%





Nine Months Ended
September 30,



% Change From
September 30,




2014



2013



2013


Beginning assets under management


$

5.6



$

3.1




80.7

%

Gross client inflows



0.4




2.2




-81.8

%

Gross client outflows



(0.4)




(0.4)




0.0

%

Market (depreciation)/appreciation



(0.3)




0.5




-160.0

%

Ending assets under management


$

5.3



$

5.4




-1.9

%

 

 

Exhibit 8


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Assets Under Management

(Unaudited and in billions)




For the Three Months Ended
September 30,





2014



2013



Total AUM as of June 30,


$

16.668



$

13.921



Discretionary AUM:










Total Discretionary AUM as of June 30,



11.122




8.597



New client accounts/assets



0.130




0.310


(1)

Closed accounts



(0.003)




(0.006)


(2)

Net cash inflow/(outflow)



0.032




(0.130)


(3)

Non-discretionary to Discretionary AUM



(0.026)




(0.024)


(4)

Market (depreciation)/appreciation



(0.129)




0.425



Change to Discretionary AUM



0.004




0.575



Total Discretionary AUM as of September 30,



11.126




9.172



Change to Non-Discretionary AUM



(0.225)




0.086


(5)

Total AUM as of September 30,


$

16.447



$

14.582





For the Nine Months Ended
September 30,





2014



2013



Total AUM as of January 1,


$

15.679



$

11.162



Discretionary AUM:










Total Discretionary AUM as of January 1,



10.094




8.021



New client accounts/assets



0.562




0.470


(1)

Closed accounts



(0.033)




(0.020)


(2)

Net cash inflow/(outflow)



0.143




(0.300)


(3)

Non-discretionary to Discretionary AUM



0.039




0.058


(4)

Market appreciation



0.321




0.943



Change to Discretionary AUM



1.032




1.151



Total Discretionary AUM as of September 30,



11.126




9.172



Change to Non-Discretionary AUM



(0.264)




2.269


(5)

Total AUM as of September 30,


$

16.447



$

14.582



 

(1)  Represents new account flows from both new and existing client relationships
(2)  Represents closed accounts of existing client relationships and those that terminated
(3)  Represents periodic cash flows related to existing accounts
(4)  Represents client assets that converted to Discretionary AUM from Non-Discretionary AUM
(5)  Represents the net change to Non-Discretionary AUM

 

 

Exhibit 9


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Equity Investment Strategy Composite Performance1, 2

As of September 30, 2014

(Unaudited)


PROPRIETARY EQUITY PERFORMANCE

as of 9/30/14



ANNUALIZED PERFORMANCE


INCEPTION


1-YEAR


3-YEAR


5-YEAR


7-YEAR


INCEPTION

 

Large Cap Value Composite


4/1/02



15.1



21.9



14.4



6.3



8.1

Russell 1000 Value Index





18.9



23.9



15.3



4.8



7.1

 

Small Cap Value Composite


4/1/02



4.8



22.3



15.8



11.1



10.9

Russell 2000 Value Index





4.1



20.6



13.0



5.1



7.8

 

Smid Cap Value Composite


10/1/05



9.0



21.6



14.3



7.9



9.2

Russell 2500 Value Index





9.9



22.8



15.2



6.6



7.3

 

Multi Cap Value Composite


7/1/02



14.4



22.9



15.8



8.0



9.3

Russell 3000 Value Index





17.7



23.7



15.1



4.8



8.1

 

Equity Income Composite


12/1/03



15.3



22.0



16.1



9.4



11.9

Russell 3000 Value Index





17.7



23.7



15.1



4.8



8.3

 

Focused Value Composite


9/1/04



14.5



23.8



14.8



8.3



10.9

Russell 3000 Value Index





17.7



23.7



15.1



4.8



7.9

 

1 Returns are based upon a time weighted rate of return of various fully discretionary equity portfolios with similar investment objectives, strategies and policies and other relevant criteria managed by SAMG LLC. Performance results are gross of fees and net of commission charges. An investor's actual return will be reduced by the advisory fees and any other expenses it may incur in the management of the investment advisory account. SAMG LLC's standard advisory fees are described in Part 2 of its Form ADV. Actual fees and expenses will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of a particular account. Returns greater than one year are shown as annualized compounded returns and include gains and accrued income and reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This piece contains no recommendations to buy or sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities or investment services or adopt any investment position. This piece is not intended to constitute investment advice and is based upon conditions in place during the period noted. Market and economic views are subject to change without notice and may be untimely when presented here. Readers are advised not to infer or assume that any securities, sectors or markets described were or will be profitable. SAMG LLC is an independent investment advisory and financial services firm created to meet the investment and administrative needs of individuals with substantial assets and select institutional investors. SAMG LLC claims compliance with the AIMR Performance Presentation Standards (AIMR-PPS®), the U.S. and Canadian version of GIPS®. AIMR has not been involved with or reviewed SAMG LLC's claim of compliance.

2  The market indices used to compare to the performance of Silvercrest's strategies are as follows:

The Russell 1000 Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that measures the 1000 largest companies in the Russell 3000. The Russell 1000 Value Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that includes those Russell 1000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values.

The Russell 2000 Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that measures the 2000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000. The Russell 2000 Value Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that includes those Russell 2000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values.

The Russell 2500 Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that measures the 2500 smallest companies in the Russell 3000. The Russell 2500 Value Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that includes those Russell 2000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values.

The Russell 3000 Value Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that measures those Russell 3000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth.

 

 

Exhibit 10


Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.

Model Portfolio Performance

As of September 30, 2014

(Unaudited)


MODEL PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE

as of 9/30/14



ANNUALIZED PERFORMANCE


INCEPTION


1-YEAR


3-YEAR


5-YEAR


7-YEAR


INCEPTION

Income Portfolio


5-1-03



7.6



9.8



7.7



5.4



6.8

25/45/30% S&P 500, Barclays Aggregate, HFRI FOF Comp





8.7



8.2



6.9



4.6



6.0

Balanced Portfolio


5-1-03



8.7



12.5



9.4



5.7



7.9

50/30/20% S&P 500, Barclays Aggregate, HFRI FOF Comp





12.4



13.0



9.9



5.5



7.3

Growth Portfolio


5-1-03



9.1



17.0



12.3



5.8



9.1

80/10/10% S&P 500, Barclays Aggregate, HFRI FOF Comp





16.9



19.0



13.4



5.9



8.5


These model portfolios are not actual strategies in which clients can invest or allocate assets. They are hypothetical combinations of: (i) internally-managed strategies in which clients are invested and (ii) externally-managed funds or products in which clients are invested. We track three such portfolios depending on the overall strategy by which the securities purchased may be characterized. They are Income, Growth, and Balanced (Income and Growth). The returns shown assume annual rebalancing and reinvestment of dividends over the entirety of each of the periods shown. Some of the underlying returns used to calculate each portfolio's returns were net of fees and some were gross of fees. The rates of return for each of the three portfolios are presented gross of investment management fees and custody fees, but include the deduction of estimated brokerage commissions and transaction costs. An investor's actual return on a portfolio of the type shown would be reduced by the advisory fees and any other expenses it may incur in the management of the investment advisory account. For example, assume the Firm achieves a 10% annual return prior to the deduction of fees each year for a period of 10 years. If an annual investment management fee of 1% of assets under management for the 10 year period were charged, the resulting annual average return after fees would be reduced to 8.9%. Silvercrest's standard annual asset-based fee schedule is described in Part 2 of its Form ADV, and outsourced manager's standard annual asset-based fee schedules are described in Part 2 of each of their Form ADVs. Actual fees and expenses will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of a particular account. Generally, investment management fees are charged based upon the size of the portfolio, computed quarterly. An investor's actual result would be different from those portrayed in the models. A reader should not infer or assume that any portfolio is appropriate to meet the objectives, situation or needs of a particular investor, as the implementation of any financial strategy, and the purchase or sale of any security, should only be made after consultation with an attorney, tax advisor and investment advisor. Past performance is no indication of future results.

The benchmark is a composite of the S&P 500 Index, the Barclays Capital Aggregate Index, and the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index. Each index's blend is rebalanced annually. Index returns do not reflect a deduction for fees or expenses. Investors cannot invest directly in any of these indices.

The market indices used to compare to the performance of our strategies are as follows:

  • The Barclays Capital Aggregate Index is an index of investment grade government and corporate bonds with a maturity of more than one year.
  • The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted, unmanaged index that measures 500 widely held US common stocks of leading companies in leading industries, representative of the broad US equity market.
  • The HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index is an index that is equal weighted, net of fees, and comprised of over 1,500 funds which report to Hedge Fund Research.

 

SOURCE Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc.