July 31, 2015

WisdomTree Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

 Record net income up 128% year-over-year to $24.2 million or diluted EPS $0.18

Record revenues up 85% year-over-year to $81.6 million

Record U.S. pre-tax margin of 53.2%; Record consolidated pre-tax margin of 50.2%

$6.6 billion in net inflows for the quarter; $20.1 billion in first half 2015

Net inflow market share of 15.6% for the quarter

Declares $0.08 quarterly dividend

NEW YORK, July 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager today reported net income of $24.2 million for the second quarter of 2015 or $0.18 per share on a fully diluted basis.  This compares to $10.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 and $12.1 million in the first quarter of 2015.

WisdomTree CEO and President Jonathan Steinberg said, "Our innovative ETF platform attracted $6.6 billion in inflows in the second quarter and more than $20 billion in the first half of the year, making WisdomTree one of the fastest-growing companies within the ETF and broader asset management industry in 2015 to date.  We also delivered industry-leading operating margins and record financial results, demonstrating the increasing scale and strength of our business model."

Mr. Steinberg continued, "I am pleased with our strong execution in the second quarter and excited about the investments and capabilities we are adding to enhance our global ETF franchise and drive future growth." 


Summary Operating and Financial Highlights

 Three Months EndedChange From
 Jun. 30,Mar. 31,Jun. 30,Mar. 31,Jun. 30,
Operating Highlights 2015  2015  2014  2015  2014 
U.S. listed ETFs ($, in billions):     
AUM$61.3 $55.8 $35.5  9.9% 72.7%
Net inflows$6.6 $13.5 $0.3  (51.2%) 1,875.4%
Average AUM$61.2 $46.4 $34.1  31.8% 79.1%
Average advisory fee 0.53% 0.52% 0.51%  +.01  +.02 
Market share of U.S. industry inflows 15.6% 24.4% 0.6% -8.8  +15.0 
      
European listed ETPs ($, in millions):     
AUM$611.9 $334.1 $113.2  83.2% 440.4%
Net inflows$194.6 $174.2 $17.7  11.7% 1,001.9%
Average advisory fee 0.68 % 0.75% 0.82%  -.07  -.14 
      

Financial Highlights ($, in millions, except per share amounts):
     
Consolidated Results:     
Total revenues$81.6 $60.1 $44.1  35.6% 84.8%
Pre-tax income$40.9 $21.0 $20.1  94.8% 103.3%
Net income$24.2 $12.1 $10.6  100.4% 128.0%
Diluted earnings per share$0.18 $0.09 $0.08 $0.09 $0.10 
Pre-tax margin 50.2% 35.0% 45.6% +15.2  +4.6 
      
U.S. listed ETFs:     
Gross margin[1] (non-GAAP) 86.4% 83.2% 82.4% +3.2  +4.0 
Pre-tax margin 53.2% 38.3% 49.4% +14.9  +3.8 
      

1 Gross margin is defined as total revenues less fund management and administration expenses and third-party sharing arrangements.

Recent Business Developments

Personnel 

  • On June 15, 2015, the Company named Kurt MacAlpine Executive Vice President and Head of Global Distribution
  • On July 1, 2015, the Company announced plans for a Japan office and the appointment of Jesper Koll as Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan K.K.
  • On July 23, 2015, the Company announced the expansion of its Japan Management team with the appointment of Junichi Kamitsubo as Head of Sales and Atsushi Yamamoto as Chief Compliance Officer of WisdomTree Japan K.K. 

Product launches 

  • On May 28, 2015, the Company launched the WisdomTree Japan Dividend Growth Fund (JDG)
  • On June 4, 2015, the Company launched the WisdomTree International Hedged SmallCap Dividend Fund (HDLS) and the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Hedged Dividend Fund (DXUS)
  • On June 6, 2015, the Company launched the WisdomTree Western Asset Unconstrained Bond Fund (UBND)
  • On July 9, 2015, the Company launched the WisdomTree International Hedged Equity Fund (HDWM) and the WisdomTree Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Enhanced Yield Fund (AGGY)
  • On July 21, 2015, the Company launched the WisdomTree Strong Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (USSD) and the WisdomTree Weak Dollar U.S. Equity Fund (USWD) 

Other 

  • On June 9, 2015, the Company announced the cross-listing of 2 additional ETFs on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores: the WisdomTree Germany Hedged Equity Fund (DXGE) and the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW)
  • On June 30, 2015, WisdomTree added four additional ETFs to Schwab ETF  OneSource™: the WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (EUSC), the WisdomTree Germany Hedged Equity Fund (DXGE), the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Dividend Growth Fund (JHDG), and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund (DXJS)
  • On July 1, 2015, the Company announced the WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund (CXSE), formerly the WisdomTree China Dividend ex-Financials Fund (CHXF)
  • WisdomTree Europe:
    • Listed the WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF (DXGP) — GBP hedged — in London on the London Stock Exchange on May 14, 2015; listed the WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF (DXJ) and the WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF (HEDJ) — both USD hedged - in London on the London Stock Exchange, Italy on the Borsa Italiana and Germany on the Börse Xetra on May 20, 2015, and Switzerland on the SIX Swiss Exchange on July 14, 2015; and announced it surpassed $500 Million in AUM on May 28, 2015
    • Listed four Boost ETPs in London on the London Stock Exchange on April 14, 2015; listed eight ETPs in Germany on the Börse Xetra on June 30, 2015; and listed five ETPs in Italy on the Borsa Italiana

Assets Under Management and Net Inflows

U.S. listed ETF assets under management ("AUM") reached a record $61.3 billion at June 30, 2015, up 56.1% from December 31, 2014, primarily due to record inflows of $20.1 billion.

European listed AUM was $611.9 million, up 237.7% from $181.2 million at December 31, 2014 primarily due to $368.8 million of net inflows.

Performance

In evaluating the performance of our U.S. listed equity, fixed income and alternative ETFs against actively managed and index based mutual funds and ETFs, 90.4% of the $60.5 billion invested in our ETFs and 58% (32 of 55) of our ETFs outperformed their comparable Morningstar average since inception as of June 30, 2015.

For more information about WisdomTree ETFs including standardized performance, please click here or visit www.wisdomtree.com.

Second Quarter Financial Discussion

Revenues

Total revenues increased 84.8% from the second quarter of 2014 and 35.6% compared to the first quarter of 2015 to a record $81.6 million primarily due to higher average AUM from strong inflows. Revenues from our European listed ETPs increased to $0.9 million from $0.2 million in the second quarter of 2014 primarily due to higher inflows from the launch of WisdomTree UCITS ETFs as well as our Boost branded ETPs.  The average advisory fee for our U.S. listed ETFs increased to 0.53% as compared to 0.51% for the second quarter of 2014 and 0.52% in the first quarter of 2015 due to the change in the mix of our AUM.

Margins

Gross margin for our U.S. listed ETFs, which is our total revenues less fund management and administration expenses and third party sharing arrangements, was 86.4% in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to 82.4% in the second quarter of 2014 and 83.2% in the first quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily due to higher average AUM.

Consolidated pre-tax margin was 50.2% in the second quarter of 2015.  Pre-tax margin for our U.S. listed ETFs was 53.2% on average U.S. listed AUM of $61.2 billion.

Expenses

Total expenses increased 69.3% from the second quarter of 2014 and 3.8% compared to the first quarter of 2015 to $40.6 million.  Included in the quarter was $2.9 million of expenses associated with our European listed ETPs.  

  • Compensation and benefits expense increased 147.2% from the second quarter of 2014 to $18.7 million due to higher accrued incentive compensation due to our record setting inflow levels, increased headcount related expenses to support our growth and higher stock based compensation due to equity granted as part of incentive compensation.  Included in the quarter was $1.2 million in compensation costs for employees associated with our European listed ETPs. 

This expense decreased 4.8% compared to the first quarter of 2015.  Payroll related taxes were higher in the first quarter due to bonus payments and employees exercising stock options.    

  • Fund management and administration expense increased 43.4% from the second quarter of 2014 and 10.2% from the first quarter of 2015 to $11.2 million.  This increase was primarily due to higher average AUM, inflow levels and number of ETFs.  We also incurred additional costs for our European listed ETPs as a result of launching our WisdomTree UCITS ETFs in the fourth quarter of 2014.  We had 75 U.S. listed ETFs and 67 European listed ETPs at the end of the quarter. 
     
  • Marketing and advertising expense increased 33.1% from the second quarter of 2014 and 17.9% from the first quarter of 2015 to $3.6 million primarily due to higher levels of advertising related activities to support our growth. 
     
  • Sales and business development expense increased 20.2% from the second quarter of 2014 and 9.3% from the first quarter to $2.1 million primarily due to higher spending for sales related activities for both our U.S. and European listed ETPs.
     
  • Professional and consulting fees decreased 12.8% from the second quarter of 2014 to $1.6 million.  In the second quarter of last year, we incurred fees in connection with closing on our acquisition of Boost.  This expense increased 9.6% compared to the first quarter of 2015 primarily due to headcount recruiting fees.
     
  • Occupancy, communication and equipment expense was essentially unchanged at $0.9 million as compared to the second quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.     
     
  • Depreciation and amortization expense was also relatively unchanged at $0.2 million as compared to the second quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015.
     
  • Third-party sharing arrangements expense increased to $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the second quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2015 primarily due to higher fees for our marketing agents in Latin America and listing our ETFs on a third party platform.
     
  • Other expenses increased 29.6% from the second quarter of 2014 and 22.2% from the first quarter to $1.5 million primarily due to higher general and administrative spending.
     
  • Acquisition contingent payment expense was $0.3 million in the second quarter.  This represents the current expense accrual for expected payments due to the former Boost shareholders related to our acquisition in April 2014 and is primarily driven by increased AUM derived from our European business. 
     
  • Income tax expense was $16.8 million for the second quarter of 2015.  The effective tax rate on our U.S. listed ETF business was 39.1% in the second quarter.  The Company's overall effective tax rate was 41.0% due to the non-deductibility of losses in our European ETP business.  These losses may be recognized in the future after the European business is profitable.

 

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2015, the Company had total assets of $265.2 million which consisted primarily of cash and cash equivalents and investments of $210.5 million.  There were approximately 136.3 million shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2015. Fully diluted weighted average shares outstanding were 138.0 million for the second quarter.

Quarterly Dividend and Stock Buyback

The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share of the Company's common stock.  The dividend will be paid on August 26, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 12, 2015.  In addition, during the quarter, the Company purchased approximately 62,000 shares for $1.2 million in the second quarter of 2015.

Conference Call 

WisdomTree will discuss its results and operational highlights during a conference call on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The call-in number will be (877) 303-7209.  Anyone outside the U.S. or Canada should call (970) 315-0420.  The slides used during the presentation will be available at http://ir.wisdomtree.com.  For those unable to join the conference call at the scheduled time, an audio replay will be available on http://ir.wisdomtree.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements relate to future events or our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could materially affect results. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, the risks described below.  If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties occur, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual events or results may vary significantly from those implied or projected by the forward-looking statements. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance. You should read this press release completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

In particular, forward-looking statements in this press release may include statements about: 

  • anticipated trends, conditions and investor sentiment in the global markets and ETPs;
                  
  • anticipated levels of inflows into and outflows out of our ETPs;
      
  • our ability to deliver favorable rates of return to investors;
       
  • our ability to develop new products and services;
       
  • our ability to maintain current vendors or find new vendors to provide services to us at favorable costs;
       
  • our ability to successfully expand our business into non-U.S. markets;
       
  • timing of payment of our cash income taxes;
       
  • competition in our business; and
       
  • the effect of laws and regulations that apply to our business.

Our business is subject to many risks and uncertainties, including without limitation: 

  • Recent historical growth may not provide an accurate representation of the growth we may experience in the future, which may make it difficult to evaluate our future prospects.
       
  • Challenging global market conditions associated with declining prices of securities can adversely affect our business by reducing the market value of the assets we manage or causing customers to sell their fund shares and trigger redemptions.
       
  • Fluctuations in the amount and mix of our AUM may negatively impact revenue and operating margin.
       
  • We derive a substantial portion of our revenue from a limited number of products — in particular two funds, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund and the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund — and, as a result, our operating results are particularly exposed to the performance of those funds, investor sentiment toward the strategies pursued by those funds and our ability to maintain the AUM of those funds.
       
  • Most of our AUM are held in our U.S. listed ETFs that invest in foreign securities and we therefore have substantial exposure to foreign market conditions and are subject to currency exchange rate risks.
       
  • We derive a substantial portion of our revenue from international hedged equity ETFs and are exposed to the market-specific political and economic risks, as well as general investor sentiment regarding monetary policy of those markets.
       
  • We derive a substantial portion of our revenue from products invested in securities of Japanese and European companies and are exposed to the market-specific political and economic risks, as well as general investor sentiment regarding future growth of those markets and currency fluctuations.
       
  • We derive a significant portion of our revenue from products invested in emerging markets and are exposed to the market-specific political and economic risks as well as general investor sentiment regarding future growth of those markets.
       
  • Many of our ETPs and ETFs have a limited track record, and poor investment performance could cause our revenue to decline.
       
  • We depend on third parties to provide many critical services to operate our business and our ETPs and ETFs. The failure of key vendors to adequately provide such services could materially affect our operating business and harm our customers.

Other factors, such as general economic conditions, including currency exchange rate fluctuations, also may have an effect on the results of our operations. For a more complete description of the risks noted above and other risks that could cause our actual results to differ from our current expectations, please see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

The forward-looking statements in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release.  We anticipate that subsequent events and developments may cause our views to change.  However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we have no current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law.  Therefore, these forward-looking statements do not represent our views as of any date other than the date of this press release. 

About WisdomTree

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries in the U.S. and Europe (collectively, "WisdomTree"), is an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager headquartered in New York.  WisdomTree offers products covering equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and alternative strategies.  WisdomTree currently has approximately $63.2 billion in assets under management globally.

WisdomTree® is the marketing name for WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide. 

 

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS, INC.   
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS   
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   
(Unaudited)   
                   
 Three Months Ended % Change From Six Months Ended   
 Jun. 30, Mar. 31, Jun. 30, Mar. 31, Jun. 30, Jun. 30, Jun. 30, %   
  2015   2015   2014   2015   2014   2015   2014  Change   
                   
Revenues                  
  Advisory fees$  81,320  $  59,869  $  43,938   35.8%  85.1% $  141,189  $  86,547   63.1%   
  Other income   239     272     190   -12.1%  25.8%    511     501   2.0%   
                   
  Total revenues   81,559     60,141     44,128   35.6%  84.8%    141,700     87,048   62.8%   
                   
Expenses                  
  Compensation and benefits   18,669     19,601     7,551   -4.8%  147.2%    38,270     16,906   126.4%   
  Fund management and administration   11,208     10,168     7,818   10.2%  43.4%    21,376     16,986   25.8%   
  Marketing and advertising   3,628     3,076     2,726   17.9%  33.1%    6,704     5,304   26.4%   
  Sales and business development   2,076     1,900     1,727   9.3%  20.2%    3,976     3,028   31.3%   
  Professional and consulting fees   1,604     1,463     1,840   9.6%  -12.8%    3,067     3,635   -15.6%   
  Occupancy, communication and equipment   943     918     853   2.7%  10.6%    1,861     1,753   6.2%   
  Depreciation and amortization   223     220     201   1.4%  10.9%    443     393   12.7%   
  Third party sharing arrangements   497     283     115   75.6%  332.2%    780     125   524.0%   
  Acquisition contingent payment   264     257     -    2.7% n/a    521     -   n/a   
  Other   1,509     1,235     1,164   22.2%  29.6%    2,744     2,306   19.0%   
  Total expenses   40,621     39,121     23,995   3.8%  69.3%    79,742     50,436   58.1%   
                   
Income before taxes   40,938     21,020     20,133   94.8%  103.3%    61,958     36,612   69.2%   
                   
Income tax expense/(benefit)   16,766     8,958     9,531     -      -      25,724     (4,194)    -     
                   
Net income$  24,172  $  12,062  $  10,602   100.4%  128.0% $  36,234  $  40,806   -11.2%   
                   
                   
                   
                   
Income before taxes per share - basic$  0.30  $  0.16  $  0.15      $  0.46  $  0.28      
                   
Income before taxes per share - diluted$  0.30  $  0.15  $  0.15      $  0.45  $  0.26      
                   
                   
Net income per share - basic $  0.18  $  0.09  $  0.08      $  0.27  $  0.31      
                   
Net income per share - diluted$  0.18  $  0.09  $  0.08      $  0.26  $  0.29      
                   
Weighted average common shares - basic    135,895     134,075     131,533         134,990     131,235      
                   
Weighted average common shares - diluted   137,951     137,311     138,258         137,620     138,501      
                   

  

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS, INC.     
NON-GAAP SUPPLEMENTAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS     
(in thousands)     
(Unaudited)     
                  
  USEuropean              
  ListedListed  US Listed Business     
  BusinessBusinessTotal     % Change From     
  Q2/15Q2/15Q2/15 Q2/15Q1/15Q2/14 Q1/15 Q2/14     
Revenues                 
  Advisory fees $  80,409 $  911 $  81,320  $  80,409 $  59,346 $  43,753   35.5%  83.8%     
  Other income    238    1    239     238    234    182   1.7%  30.8%     
                  
  Total revenues    80,647    912    81,559     80,647    59,580    43,935   35.4%  83.6%     
                  
Expenses                 
  Compensation and benefits    17,437    1,232    18,669     17,437    18,475    7,026   -5.6%  148.2%     
  Fund management and administration    10,462    746    11,208     10,462    9,733    7,625   7.5%  37.2%     
  Marketing and advertising    3,256    372    3,628     3,256    2,952    2,675   10.3%  21.7%     
  Sales and business development    2,048    28    2,076     2,048    1,865    1,653   9.8%  23.9%     
  Professional and consulting fees    1,541    63    1,604     1,541    1,298    1,026   18.7%  50.2%     
  Occupancy, communication and equipment    889    54    943     889    847    807   5.0%  10.2%     
  Depreciation and amortization    221    2    223     221    219    199   0.9%  11.1%     
  Third party sharing arrangements    497    -     497     497    283    115   75.6%  332.2%     
  Acquisition contingent payment    -     264    264     -     -     -   n/a n/a     
  Other    1,413    96    1,509     1,413    1,091    1,105   29.5%  27.9%     
  Total expenses    37,764    2,857    40,621     37,764    36,763    22,231   2.7%  69.9%     
                  
Income/(loss) before taxes    42,883    (1,945)   40,938     42,883    22,817    21,704   87.9%  97.6%     
                  
Income tax expense/(benefit)    16,785    (19)   16,766     16,785    8,987    9,873   86.8% n/a     
                  
Net income/(loss) $  26,098 $  (1,926)$  24,172  $  26,098 $  13,830 $  11,831   88.7%  120.6%     
                  
Pretax margin  53.2%  50.2%             
                  
Gross margin  86.4%  85.6%             
                  

  

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS, INC. 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET 
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 
  
 June 30, December 31, 
  2015   2014  
 (Unaudited)   
     
ASSETS    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents$  189,272  $  165,284  
Accounts receivable 28,652   18,176  
Deferred tax asset, net 6,560     3,872  
Other current assets   3,543     1,708  
     
Total current assets   228,027     189,040  
     
Fixed assets, net   10,274     10,356  
Investments   21,247     13,990  
Deferred tax asset, net   3,519     5,618  
Goodwill   1,676     1,676  
Other noncurrent assets   463     71  
     
Total assets$  265,206  $  220,751  
       
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
LIABILITIES   
Current liabilities:    
Fund management and administration payable$  13,263  $  9,983  
Compensation and benefits payable   21,725     14,333  
Accounts payable and other liabilities   5,368     5,115  
     
Total current liabilities   40,356     29,431  
     
Other noncurrent liabilities:    
Acquisition payable   2,278     1,757  
Deferred rent payable   5,183     5,278  
     
Total liabilities   47,817     36,466  
     
     
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Common stock, par value $0.01; 250,000 shares authorized:    
  issued: 137,770 and 134,959   1,377     1,350  
  outstanding: 136,313  and 133,445    
Additional paid-in capital   227,975     209,216  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (175)    (53) 
Accumulated deficit   (11,788)    (26,228) 
     
Total stockholders' equity   217,389     184,285  
     
     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$  265,206  $  220,751  
     
     
     

  

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS, INC. 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
     
     
 Six Months Ended 
  June 30,   June 30,  
  2015   2014  
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income$  36,234  $  40,806  
Non-cash items included in net income:    
Income tax expense/(benefit)   25,218     (4,194) 
Depreciation and amortization    443     393  
Stock-based compensation   4,952     4,045  
Deferred rent   (70)    1,286  
Deferred acquisition contingent payment   521     -   
Accretion to interest income and other   6     (79) 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Accounts receivable   (10,318)    2,546  
Other assets   (2,279)    (1,230) 
Fund management and administration payable   3,219     (473) 
Compensation and benefits payable   7,290     (9,887) 
Accounts payable and other liabilities   316     (553) 
     
Net cash provided by operating activities   65,532     32,660  
     
Cash flows from investing activities    
Purchase of fixed assets   (364)    (3,741) 
Purchase of investments   (8,449)    (1,237) 
Cash acquired on acquisition   -      1,349  
Proceeds from the redemption of investments    1,187     803  
     
Net cash used in investing activities   (7,626)    (2,826) 
     
Cash flows from financing activities    
Shares repurchased   (15,264)    (5,426) 
Dividends paid   (21,794)    -   
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   3,293     116  
     
Net cash used in financing activities   (33,765)    (5,310) 
     
(Decrease)/increase in cash flows due to changes in foreign exchange rate   (153)    7  
     
     
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   23,988     24,531  
     
Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period    165,284     104,316  
    
Cash and cash equivalents - end of period$  189,272  $  128,847  
     
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information    
     
Cash paid for taxes$  356  $  21  
     
     
     

  

             
 WisdomTree Investments, Inc.          
 Key Operating Statistics (Unaudited)          
             
             
             
   Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30, 
    2015   2015   2014   2015   2014  
 US LISTED ETFs          
 Total ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   55,758     39,281     33,884     39,281     34,884  
  Inflows/(outflows)   6,598     13,520     334     20,118     (168) 
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (1,057)    2,957     1,282     1,900     784  
  End of period assets   61,299     55,758     35,500     61,299     35,500  
             
  Average assets during the period   61,153     46,391     34,141     53,772     34,000  
  Revenue Days   91     90     91     181     181  
             
 ETF Industry and Market Share (in billions)          
  ETF industry net inflows   42.3     55.5     57.7     97.8     72.2  
  WisdomTree market share of industry inflows 15.6%  24.4%  0.6%  20.6%  0.0% 
             
 International Hedged Equity ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   33,925     17,760     12,612     17,760     13,348  
  Inflows/(outflows)   6,083     13,440     (502)    19,523     (514) 
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (786)    2,725     447     1,939     (277) 
  End of period assets   39,222     33,925     12,557     39,222     12,557  
             
  Average assets during the period   38,548     24,559     12,189     31,553     12,620  
             
 US Equity ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   9,748     9,390     7,505     9,390     7,181  
  Inflows/(outflows)   (320)    294     221     (26)    410  
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (183)    64     326     (119)    461  
  End of period assets   9,245     9,748     8,052     9,245     8,052  
             
  Average assets during the period   9,664     9,770     7,721     9,717     7,448  
             
 Emerging Markets Equity ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   6,068     6,187     6,753     6,187     7,448  
  Inflows/(outflows)   250     (165)    388     85     (244) 
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (74)    46     465     (28)    402  
  End of period assets   6,244     6,068     7,606     6,244     7,606  
             
  Average assets during the period   6,336     6,147     7,088     6,242     6,932  
             
 International Developed Equity ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   4,323     3,988     4,830     3,988     3,864  
  Inflows   497     188     518     685     1,330  
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   9     147     (8)    156     146  
  End of period assets   4,829     4,323     5,340     4,829     5,340  
             
  Average assets during the period   4,790     4,111     5,135     4,450     4,741  
             
 Fixed Income ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   904     1,152     1,610     1,152     1,906  
  Inflows/(outflows)   67     (210)    (278)    (143)    (584) 
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (15)    (38)    44     (53)    54  
  End of period assets   956     904     1,376     956     1,376  
             
  Average assets during the period   929     1,018     1,435     974     1,591  
             
 Currency ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   565     599     422     599     979  
  Inflows/(outflows)   7     (44)    (21)    (37)    (570) 
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   1     10     5     11     (3) 
  End of period assets   573     565     406     573     406  
             
  Average assets during the period   651     571     413     611     512  
             
 Alternative Strategy ETFs (in millions)          
  Beginning of period assets   225     205     152     205     158  
  Inflows   14     17     8     31     4  
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   (9)    3     3     (6)    1  
  End of period assets   230     225     163     230     163  
             
  Average assets during the period   235     215     160     225     156  
             
   Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended 
   June 30, March 31, June 30, June 30, June 30, 
    2015   2015   2014   2015   2014  
 Average ETF assets during the period          
  International hedged equity ETFs 63%  53%  36%  59%  37% 
  US equity ETFs 16%  21%  23%  18%  22% 
  Emerging markets equity ETFs 10%  14%  21%  12%  20% 
  International developed equity ETFs 8%  9%  15%  8%  14% 
  Fixed income ETFs 2%  2%  4%  2%  5% 
  Currency ETFs  1%  1%  1%  1%  2% 
  Alternative strategy ETFs 0%  0%  0%  0%  0% 
  Total 100%  100%  100%  100%  100% 
             
 Average ETF advisory fee during the period          
  Alternative strategy ETFs 0.95%  0.95%  0.94%  0.95%  0.94% 
  Emerging markets equity ETFs 0.71%  0.71%  0.67%  0.71%  0.67% 
  International developed equity ETFs 0.56%  0.56%  0.57%  0.56%  0.56% 
  International hedged equity ETFs 0.54%  0.53%  0.50%  0.53%  0.49% 
  Fixed income ETFs 0.52%  0.52%  0.55%  0.52%  0.55% 
  Currency ETFs  0.50%  0.50%  0.49%  0.50%  0.49% 
  US equity ETFs 0.35%  0.35%  0.35%  0.35%  0.35% 
  Blended total 0.53%  0.52%  0.51%  0.52%  0.51% 
             
 Number of ETFs - end of the period          
  International developed equity ETFs   18     17     17     18     17  
  International hedged equity ETFs   16     13     12     16     12  
  US equity ETFs   13     13     13     13     13  
  Fixed income ETFs   12     11     12     12     12  
  Emerging markets equity ETFs   8     8     7     8     7  
  Currency ETFs    6     6     6     6     6  
  Alternative strategy ETFs   2     2     2     2     2  
  Total   75     70     69     75     69  
             
 EUROPEAN LISTED ETPs          
 Total ETPs (in thousands)          
  Beginning of period assets   288,222     165,018     96,817     165,018    
  Inflows   50,331     145,381     17,658     195,712    
  Market appreciation/(depreciation)   44,776     (22,177)    (1,231)    22,599    
  End of period assets   383,329     288,222     113,244     383,329    
             
 Average ETP advisory fee during the period 0.82%  0.81%  0.82%  0.82%   
 Number of ETPs - end of the period   57     57   38     57    
             
 Total UCITS ETFs (in thousands)          
  Beginning of period assets****   45,846     16,179       16,179    
  Inflows   144,234     28,851       173,085    
  Market appreciation   38,508     816       39,324    
  End of period assets   228,588     45,846       228,588    
             
 Average ETP advisory fee during the period 0.44%  0.40%    0.42%   
 Number of ETPs - end of the period   10     6       10    
             
 U.S. headcount   117     109   92     117    
 European headcount   28     27   11     28    
             
             
 Note: Previously issued statistics may be restated due to trade adjustments          
 Source: Investment Company Institute, Bloomberg, WisdomTree          
             
 ****UCITS first launched October 24, 2014          
             

  

Non-GAAP Financial Measurements
 
In an effort to provide additional information regarding our results as determined by GAAP, we also disclose certain non-GAAP information which we believe provides useful and meaningful information.  The non-GAAP financial measurements included in this release include gross margin, gross margin percentage and our operating results for our US and European listed ETF businesses. Our management reviews these non-GAAP financial measurements when evaluating our financial performance and results of operations; therefore, we believe it is useful to provide information with respect to these non-GAAP measurements so as to share this perspective of management.  Non-GAAP measurements do not have any standardized meaning, do not replace nor are superior to GAAP financial measurements and are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measurements should be considered in the context with our GAAP results. We disclose gross margin as a non-GAAP financial measurement to allow investors to analyze our revenues less the direct costs paid to third parties attributable to those revenues.  We disclose the results of our US listed ETF business to allow investors to better compare our results to the prior year as in April 2014, we acquired Boost ETP, a UK based ETP sponsor.
 

  

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS, INC.  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS 
GAAP to NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION 
(in thousands) 
(Unaudited) 
          
    
 Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended  
 Jun. 30, Mar. 31, Jun. 30,Jun. 30, Jun. 30, 
  2015   2015   2014  2015   2014  
GAAP total revenue$  81,559  $  60,141  $  44,128 $  141,700  $  87,048  
Fund management and administration   (11,208)    (10,168)    (7,818)   (21,376)    (16,986) 
Third party sharing arrangements   (497)    (283)    (115)   (780)    (125) 
          
Gross margin$  69,854  $  49,690  $  36,195 $  119,544  $  69,937  
          
          
Gross margin$  69,854  $  49,690  $  36,195 $  119,544  $  69,937  
  Divide GAAP total revenue   81,559     60,141     44,128    141,700     87,048  
          
Gross margin percentage 85.6%  82.6%  82.0% 84.4%  80.3% 
          
          
US listed ETFs:         
          
GAAP total revenue$  80,647  $  59,580  $  43,935 $  140,227  $  86,855  
  Fund management and administration   (10,462)    (9,733)    (7,625)   (20,195)    (16,793) 
  Third party sharing arrangements   (497)    (283)    (115)   (780)    (125) 
          
Gross margin$  69,688  $  49,564  $  36,195 $  119,252  $  69,937  
          
Gross margin percentage 86.4%  83.2%  82.4% 85.0%  80.5% 
          

  

Contact Information:
WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
Stuart Bell / Jessica Zaloom
+1.917.267.3702 / +1.917.267.3735
sbell@wisdomtree.com / jzaloom@wisdomtree.com


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