Price sensitive ("ad hoc") releases
- Net revenues for the first half of 2010 increased significantly, reaching CHF 192.0 million (H1 2009: CHF 158.9 million).
- EBITDA of CHF 135.6 million (H1 2009: CHF 114.4 million) with EBITDA margin at 71%.
- Adjusted net profit at record level of CHF 156.6 million (H1 2009: CHF 85.1 million) supported by a positive financial result.
- Partners Group reconfirms expected new demand for investment programs and mandates for the full year 2010 of EUR 4 billion (CHF 5.0–5.5 billion).
Baar-Zug, 6 September 2010
Partners Group, the global private markets investment management firm with investment activities in private equity, private debt, private real estate and private infrastructure, presents strong financial results supported by a positive investment performance for its clients in H1 2010.
Assets under management (AuM) surpassed for the first time EUR 20 billion, confirming the continued demand from clients who committed EUR 2.1 billion (CHF 3.0 billion) to Partners Group investment programs and mandates in H1 2010, which led to an overall increase of expected new demand for investment programs and mandates of EUR 4 billion (CHF 5.0-5.5 billion) for the full year.
Despite negative foreign exchange effects due to a weaker EUR, revenues increased disproportionally to CHF 192.0 million (H1 2009: CHF 158.9 million), while recurring revenues increased more in line with AuM growth to CHF 153.9 million (H1 2009: CHF 141.7 million).
EBITDA increased significantly to CHF 135.6 million (H1 2009: CHF 114.4 million) with the EBITDA margin standing at 71%.
The adjusted net profit amounted to CHF 156.6 million (H1 2009: CHF 85.1 million) and was supported by a positive financial result, particularly based on net gains resulting from Partners Group's own contribution to its investment programs which experienced again a positive performance in the reporting period.
Alfred Gantner, founding partner and Executive Chairman, comments, "We are clearly satisfied with the development of Partners Group in the first half of 2010. During the financial crisis, we managed to further enlarge and develop our global team and local market presence. Partners Group will continue to expand its resources to identify the most attractive opportunities in private markets, especially in the current environment with investors looking for institutionalized quality managers with solid track record and a truly global investment perspective."
Dr. Marcel Erni, founding partner and Chief Investment Officer, adds, "Based on the extensive work which was done at individual company level during the financial crisis, we have seen a significant value creation in our investment programs for our clients not only in H2 2009 but even higher in H1 2010. We again have been able to acquire high quality assets at trough earnings also in H1 2010."
On the personnel side, Philipp Gysler, current head of Partners Group's Singapore office, will return to Europe by the end of September 2010 and leave the Executive Board. Going forward, Kurt Birchler, head of Product Operations based in Singapore, will also represent Asia on the Executive Board.
Partners Group's senior management will hold a press conference to discuss the semi-annual results as of 30 June 2010 today at 10 am CET at the SIX Swiss Exchange. Dial-in details for the conference call can be obtained using the contact details below.
The interim report as of 30 June 2010 was published today at 7 am CET and is available for download at www.partnersgroup.com / Investors & Media / Financial Reports.
(in CHF m)
Adjusted net profit1
1 Adjusted = excluding changes in fair value of derivatives arising from insurance contracts, amounting to CHF +6.6m in H1 2008, CHF -3.0m in H1 2009 and CHF -2.2m in H1 2010 resulting in an IFRS net profit of CHF 116.7m for H1 2008, CHF 82.1m for H1 2009 and CHF 154.4m for H1 2010.