Press Release

KCG Provides Pro Forma Information With Respect To Its Tender Offer

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KCG) is providing the following additional information with respect to its offer to purchase (the Offer) up to $330 million of its Class A common stock at a specified price per share not less than $13.50 and not greater than $14.00.

Pro Forma Information
The following unaudited consolidated pro forma financial information is derived from KCG's consolidated statements, which KCG prepares in accordance with GAAP. The pro forma financial information presented below should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and our unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the three months ended March 31, 2015, included in our Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2015.

The pro forma financial information below assumes that: (i) the Offer is fully subscribed; (ii) the purchase price per share is determined to be $13.50 (the lowest per-share purchase price in the Offer); and (iii) purchases under the Offer were made as of March 31, 2015 with respect to the selected Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition data provided and as of January 1, 2014 with respect to the selected Consolidated Statements of Operations data provided. This pro forma financial information is not necessarily indicative of either our financial position or results of operations that would have been obtained had these transactions been consummated on the terms and dates described above and is not necessarily indicative of future results. Our future results are subject to prevailing economic and industry specific conditions and financial, business and other risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond our control.

 

 

Selected Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition Data (in thousands, except per share amounts)






March 31, 2015


Actual


Adjustments
for the Offer


Pro Forma

ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents (1)

$       990,542


$    (330,000)


$        660,542

Cash and cash equivalents segregated under federal and other regulations

3,000




3,000

Funds held in escrow

330,163




330,163

Financial instruments owned, at fair value

2,640,951




2,640,951

Securities borrowed

1,685,850




1,685,850

Receivable from brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

918,506




918,506

Fixed assets and leasehold improvements, 
    less accumulated depreciation and amortization

129,171




129,171

Investments

105,624




105,624

Goodwill and intangible assets, less accumulated amortization

146,539




146,539

Deferred tax asset, net

164,298




164,298

Other assets

217,407




217,407

Total assets

$    7,332,051


$    (330,000)


$     7,002,051







LIABILITIES & EQUITY






Liabilities






Financial instruments sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

$    2,142,284


$


$     2,142,284

Securities loaned

792,887




792,887

Financial instruments sold under agreements to repurchase

905,567




905,567

Payable to brokers, dealers and clearing organizations

538,843




538,843

Payable to customers

12,126




12,126

Accrued compensation expense

41,831




41,831

Accrued expenses and other liabilities (2)

161,850


5,000


166,850

Income taxes payable (3)

148,481


(1,900)


146,581

Capital lease obligations

5,080




5,080

Debt

799,847




799,847







Total liabilities

5,548,796


3,100


5,551,896







Equity






Class A common stock (1), (4)

1,296


(244)


1,052

Additional paid-in capital (1), (4)

1,391,368


(329,756)


1,061,612

Retained earnings (5)

522,081


(3,100)


518,981

Treasury stock, at cost

(133,188)




(133,188)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,698




1,698

Total equity

1,783,255


(333,100)


1,450,155







Total liabilities and equity

$    7,332,051


$    (330,000)


$     7,002,051













Shares outstanding (including restricted stock units) (4)

118,091


(24,444)


93,647

Book value per share

$           15.10




$            15.49







NOTE:  Pro forma information assumes the Offer occurred on balance sheet date.

(1)

Pro forma information assumes shares repurchased in the Offer using cash on hand.

(2)

Pro forma information reflects estimated professional fees payable directly attributable to the Offer.

(3)

Pro forma information reflects estimated reduction in income taxes payable directly attributable to the Offer.

(4)

Pro forma information assumes the Offer is fully subscribed and $330 million of shares were repurchased and retired at the minimum purchase price for the Offer of $13.50 per share.

(5)

Pro forma information reflects estimated professional fees payable, net of 38% tax rate, directly attributable to the Offer.

 

 

Selected Consolidated Statements of Operations Data (in thousands, except per share amounts)











For the year ended
December 31, 2014


For the three months ended
March 31, 2015


Actual


Pro Forma


Actual


Pro Forma

Revenues








Trading revenues, net

$      837,357


$       837,357


$       208,795


$          208,795

Commissions and fees

437,022


437,022


99,961


99,961

Interest, net

621


621


(23)


(23)

Investment income and other, net

41,232


41,232


387,423


387,423

Total revenues

$   1,316,232


$    1,316,232


$       696,156


$          696,156









Expenses








Employee compensation and benefits

$      437,269


$       437,269


$       106,718


$          106,718

Execution and clearance fees

305,177


305,177


68,473


68,473

Communications and data processing

150,595


150,595


33,764


33,764

Depreciation and amortization

81,448


81,448


20,615


20,615

Payments for order flow

70,183


70,183


15,221


15,221

Professional fees

25,596


25,596


11,181


11,181

Debt interest expense

32,456


32,456


8,463


8,463

Collateralized financing interest

27,860


27,860


8,456


8,456

Occupancy and equipment rentals

32,707


32,707


7,340


7,340

Business development

9,763


9,763


1,857


1,857

Writedown of assets and lease loss accrual, net

8,625


8,625


132


132

Writedown of capitalized debt costs

9,552


9,552



Other

39,814


39,814


7,808


7,808

Total expenses

$   1,231,045


$    1,231,045


$       290,028


$          290,028









Income from continuing operations before income taxes

$        85,187


$         85,187


$       406,128


$          406,128

Income tax expense

22,753


22,753


156,827


156,827

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

$        62,434


$         62,434


$       249,301


$          249,301

















Basic earnings per share from continuing operations

$            0.55


$             0.71


$             2.25


$                2.89









Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations

$            0.54


$             0.68


$             2.19


$                2.80









Shares used in computation of basic earnings per share (1)

112,854


88,410


110,782


86,338









Shares used in computation of diluted earnings per share (1)

116,534


92,090


113,615


89,171









Other Data:








Ratio of earnings to fixed charges (2)

1.80


1.80


41.48


41.48









(1)

Pro forma information assumes the Offer is fully subscribed at the minimum purchase price for the Offer of $13.50 per share and $330 million of shares (that is, 24,444,444 shares) were repurchased on January 1, 2014.

(2)

"Ratio of earnings to fixed charges" refers to the ratio of (a) pre-tax income from continuing operations to (b) fixed charges; and (ii) "fixed charges" refers to the sum of (a) debt interest expense and (b) the sum of amortization of issuance cost and commitment fee related to indebtedness and borrowing facilities.

 

 

The terms and conditions previously set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated May 4, 2015, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related documentation (collectively, as amended and supplemented from time to time, the Offer Documents) remain unchanged and are applicable in all respects, and this press release should be read in conjunction therewith. The tender offer statement on Schedule TO and the Offer Documents are available free of change on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and the investor information section of KCG's website at www.kcg.com. Stockholders should carefully read the Offer Documents prior to making a decision with respect to the Offer.

About KCG
KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors and clients a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. The firm combines advanced technology with exceptional client service across market making, agency execution and venues. KCG has multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities via voice or automated execution. www.kcg.com

Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "target," "estimate," "continue," "positions," "prospects" or "potential," by future conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may," or by variations of such words or by similar expressions. These "forward-looking statements" are not historical facts and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about KCG's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Any forward-looking statement contained herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict including, without limitation, risks associated with: (i) the strategic business combination (the "Mergers") of Knight Capital Group, Inc. ("Knight") and GETCO Holding Company, LLC ("GETCO"), including, among other things, (a) difficulties and delays in integrating the Knight and GETCO businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits, (b) the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth, and (c) customer and client reactions to the Mergers; (ii) the August 1, 2012 technology issue that resulted in Knight's broker-dealer subsidiary sending numerous erroneous orders in NYSE-listed and NYSE Arca securities into the market and the impact to Knight's business as well as actions taken in response thereto and consequences thereof; (iii) the sale of KCG's reverse mortgage origination and securitization business, sale of KCG's futures commission merchant and the sale of KCG Hotspot; (iv) changes in market structure, legislative, regulatory or financial reporting rules, including the increased focus by regulators, the New York Attorney General, Congress and the media on market structure issues, and in particular, the scrutiny of high frequency trading, alternative trading systems, market fragmentation, colocation, access to market data feeds, and remuneration arrangements such as payment for order flow and exchange fee structures; (v) past or future changes to organizational structure and management; (vi) KCG's ability to develop competitive new products and services in a timely manner and the acceptance of such products and services by KCG's customers and potential customers; (vii) KCG's ability to keep up with technological changes; (viii) KCG's ability to effectively identify and manage market risk, operational and technology risk, legal risk, liquidity risk, reputational risk, counterparty and credit risk, international risk, regulatory risk, and compliance risk; (ix) the cost and other effects of material contingencies, including litigation contingencies, and any adverse judicial, administrative or arbitral rulings or proceedings; (x) the effects of increased competition and KCG's ability to maintain and expand market share; and (xi) the completion of the Offer. The list above is not exhaustive. Readers should carefully review the risks and uncertainties disclosed in KCG's reports with the SEC, including, without limitation, those detailed under "Risk Factors" in KCG's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2014, and other reports or documents KCG files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time to time.

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SOURCE KCG Holdings, Inc.

Sophie Sohn, Communications & Marketing, 312-931-2299, media@kcg.com, Jonathan Mairs, Investor Relations, 201-356-1529, jmairs@kcg.com