Kennedy Wilson Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter Earnings

  Kennedy Wilson Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter Earnings     The Company's Adjusted EBITDA for FY 2013 grows by 85% to $185.1 million   Kennedy Wilson increases dividend by 29% to $0.09 per common share for first                                  quarter 2014  Business Wire  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- February 26, 2014  Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KW) ("Kennedy Wilson") and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively "the Company, our, we, or us"), a global real estate investment and services company, today reported year end 2013 Adjusted EBITDA of $185.1 million, a 85% increase from $100.2 million for 2012. For the fourth quarter 2013, Adjusted EBITDA was $73.9 million, a 65% increase from $44.7 million for the same period in 2012.  Kennedy Wilson reported Adjusted Net Income to common shareholders for the year end 2013 of $57.1 million or $0.80 per basic share, compared to $31.7 million or $0.57 per basic share, for the same period in 2012. Adjusted Net Income to shareholders for the fourth quarter 2013 was $18.5 million or $0.23 per basic share, compared to $23.5 million or $0.39 per basic share, for the same period in 2012. Kennedy Wilson's U.S. GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders for the year end 2013 was $14.5 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted share, compared to a loss of $3.9 million, or $0.07 per basic share and diluted share, for the same period in 2012. U.S. GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders for the fourth quarter 2013 was $4.3 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, compared to income of $8.8 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2012.  "We had a banner year in 2013 continuing our trend of sourcing attractive investments globally," said William McMorrow, chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson. “We remain well positioned to take advantage of great opportunities in 2014 and beyond."  Kennedy Wilson also announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.09 per share, a 29% increase from the previous quarter, to common shareholders of record as of March 31, 2014 with a payment date of April 8, 2014. The quarterly payment equates to an annual dividend of $0.36 per common share.  Recent Highlights  Balance Sheet    *The Company's total assets increased $515.0 million or 40% to $1.8 billion     at December31, 2013 from $1.3 billion at December31, 2012.   *The Company's total equity increased $300.1 million or 58% to $818.9     million at December31, 2013 from $518.8 million at December31, 2012.   *As of December31, 2013, our gross investment account was $1.2 billion,     compared to $908.9 million as of December31, 2012. Our net investment     account was $1.1 billion as of December31, 2013 compared to $837.6     million at December31, 2012, after accumulated depreciation and     amortization of $135.7 million and $71.3 million, respectively. The change     in the net investment account was comprised of $535.8 million of cash     contributed to and income earned on investments offset by $273.1 million     of cash distributed from investments.  Investments business  Operating metrics    *During the year end December31, 2013, our investments segment achieved an     Adjusted EBITDA of $171.8 million, a 94% increase from $88.5 million for     the same period in 2012.   *During the year end December31, 2013, based on the Company and its equity     partner's investments in 11,755 same property multifamily units, rental     revenues increased 5%, net operating income increased 7% and occupancy     remained flat at 94% at the property level from the same period in 2012.     In addition, based on the Company and its equity partner's investments in     2.9 million square feet of same property commercial real estate, rental     revenues increased 13%, net operating income increased 17% and occupancy     increased 5% to 83% at the property level from the same period in 2012.  Acquisition/disposition program    *During 2013, the Company and its equity partners acquired $2.8 billion of     real estate related investments including unpaid principal balance ("UPB")     on loan purchases, in which the Company invested $386.0 million of equity.     Our investments in 2013 were directed 58% to the United Kingdom and     Ireland and 42% to the Western U.S. During 2012, the Company and its     equity partners acquired $2.9 billion of real estate related investments     including UPB on loan purchases, in which the Company invested $402.3     million of equity. Our investments in 2012 were directed 69% to Western     U.S. and 31% to the United Kingdom and Ireland.   *During the fourth quarter, Kennedy Wilson gained control of certain real     estate assets, of which the largest was the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe hotel     investment. As a result of gaining control of the hotel, the Company     recognized an acquisition-related gain of $45.5 million of which $22.6     million was allocated to noncontrolling equity partners.   *During 2013, the Company and its equity partners sold a total of $232.3     million of real estate, which resulted in a gain on sale of $59.2 million     (excluding any distributions during the ownership period), of which our     share was $15.6 million (based on $37.6 million of our equity invested),     including 17 commercial buildings, 2 multifamily properties and 53 condos.  Services business    *Management and leasing fees and commissions increased by 28% to $68.1     million for the year end December31, 2013 from $53.3 million for the same     period in 2012.   *During the year end December31, 2013, our services segment achieved an     Adjusted EBITDA of $27.4 million, a 36% increase from $20.2 million for     the same period in 2012.   *In December 2013, the Company and its equity partners acquired a minority     stake in a real estate and asset management servicing platform in Spain     from Banco Popular that manages €23.0 billion in assets ($27.2 million of     our equity invested).  Subsequent events    *On February 25, 2014, we agreed to acquire £122.0 million (approximately     $203.0 million) of ordinary shares in the initial public offering of     Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc (“KWE”, LSE:KWE). Our investment     will consist of £87.0 million (approximately $145.0 million) of cash     subscription and the contribution of £35.0 million (approximately $58.0     million) of assets acquired by Kennedy Wilson in the first quarter of     2014. Our subscription is conditional on KWE's admission to the London     Stock Exchange ("Admission") which is expected to occur on or around     February 28, 2014. We will own approximately 13.4% of KWE's total share     capital immediately following Admission. One of our wholly-owned     subsidiaries will act as KWE's external manager, in which capacity we will     be entitled to receive certain management and performance fees. In     addition, KWE will be provided priority access to all investment     opportunities sourced by us in Europe.   *Subsequent to December 31, 2013, the Company and its equity partners have     acquired $329.6 million of real estate related investments that includes     1.7 million rentable square feet of real estate comprising 17 commercial     properties along with $157.4 million of loans secured by real estate. Our     equity contribution for these investments is approximately $150.0 million     and represents a 66% ownership. These amounts exclude our investment in     KWE discussed above.   *In January 2014, Kennedy Wilson issued and sold 9.2 million shares of     common stock, resulting in gross proceeds of $197.3 million.  Conference Call and Webcast Details  Kennedy Wilson will hold a live conference call and webcast to discuss results at 7:00 a.m. PT/ 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 27.  The direct dial-in number for the conference call is (888) 895-5479 for U.S. callers and (847) 619-6250 for international callers. The confirmation number for the live call is 36721281.  A replay of the call will be available for one week beginning two hours after the live call and can be accessed by (888) 843-7419 for U.S. callers and (630) 652-3042 for international callers. The passcode for the replay is 36721281#.  The webcast will be available at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/urtn8uyz/lan/en. A replay of the webcast will be available two hours after the original webcast on the Company’s investor relations web site for one year.  About Kennedy Wilson  Founded in 1977, Kennedy Wilson is a vertically integrated global real estate investment and services company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, with 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan. The company, on its own or with partners, invests opportunistically in a variety of real estate related investments, including commercial, multi-family, loan purchases and originations, residential, and hotels. Kennedy Wilson offers a comprehensive array of real estate services including investment management, property services, auction, conventional sales, brokerage and research. For further information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit www.kennedywilson.com.  Forward-Looking Statements  Statements made by us in this report and in other reports and statements released by us that are not historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of our senior management based on our current estimates, expectations, forecasts and projections and include comments that express our current opinions about trends and factors that may impact future operating results. Disclosures that use words such as "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "could," "plan," "expect," "project" or the negative of these, as well as similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events, many of which are outside of our control, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, performance or achievement, or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements, expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties may include the factors and the risks and uncertainties described elsewhere in this report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Item1A. "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year end December31, 2013, as amended by our subsequent filings with the SEC. Any such forward-looking statements, whether made in this report or elsewhere, should be considered in the context of the various disclosures made by us about our businesses including, without limitation, the risk factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise.  Non-GAAP Financial Information  In addition to the results reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) included within this press release, the Company has provided certain information, which includes non-GAAP financial measures (Pro Forma Statements of Operations, Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders, Basic Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders Per Share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA). Additionally, there are certain revenue and expense line items in our pro forma consolidated statements of operations or income that would otherwise be classified as discontinued operations on a GAAP statement. Such information is reconciled to its closest GAAP measure in accordance with the SEC rules and is included in the attached supplemental tables. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to both management and Kennedy Wilson's shareholders in their analysis of the business and operating performance of the Company. Management also uses this information for operational planning and decision-making purposes. Non-GAAP financial measures are not and should not be considered a substitute for any GAAP measures. Additionally, non-GAAP financial measures as presented by Kennedy Wilson may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.  Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (Dollars in millions, except share amounts)                                             December 31,                                                2013            2012 Assets Cash and cash equivalents                      $ 178.2             $ 120.9 Short term investments                         —                   10.0 Accounts receivable                            5.2                 3.6 Accounts receivable—related parties            11.4                22.4 Notes receivable                               52.7                136.6 Notes receivable—related parties               4.1                 — Real estate, net of accumulated depreciation of $15.8 and $7.4 at              668.8               289.4 December 31, 2013 and 2012 Investments in joint ventures ($79.0 and $68.4 carried at fair value as of          751.4               543.2 December 31, 2013 and 2012) Investments in loan pool                       34.7                95.6 participations Other assets                                   68.4                38.1 Goodwill                                       23.9               24.0       Total assets                                   $ 1,798.8          $ 1,283.8                                                                      Liabilities Accounts payable                               $ 2.6               $ 1.8 Accrued expenses and other liabilities         64.3                29.4 Accrued salaries and benefits                  32.2                25.0 Deferred tax liability                         24.1                22.7 Mortgage loans and notes payable               407.7               236.5 Senior notes payable                           409.0               409.6 Junior subordinated debentures                 40.0               40.0       Total liabilities                              979.9              765.0      Equity Cumulative preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, $1,000 per share liquidation preference: 6.00% Series A, 100,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31,             —                   — 2013 and 2012, mandatorily convertible on May 19, 2015 6.45% Series B, 32,550 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively,                   —                   — mandatorily convertible on November 3, 2018 Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 125,000,000 shares authorized, 82,592,607 and 64,789,646 shares               —                   — issued and 82,592,607 and 63,772,598 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital                     801.3               512.8 Retained earnings (accumulated                 (42.2     )         (5.9      ) deficit) Accumulated other comprehensive income         9.2                 12.6 Shares held in treasury                        —                  (9.8      ) Total Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.            768.3               509.7 shareholders’ equity Noncontrolling interests                       50.6               9.1        Total equity                                   818.9              518.8      Total liabilities and equity                   $ 1,798.8          $ 1,283.8                                                                                                                                                               Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (Dollars in millions, except share amounts and per share data)                                                                                     For the Three Months Ended        For the Year Ended                             December 31,                      December 31,                             2013           2012             2013           2012 Revenue Management and              $   12.2         $   11.0         $   54.1         $   40.3 leasing fees Commissions                 1.8              6.8              14.0             13.0 Rental and other            15.6             4.1              43.0             8.5 income Sale of real estate         —               1.0             10.1            2.3         Total revenue               29.6             22.9             121.2            64.1 Operating expenses Commission and              0.8              0.9              3.6              4.6 marketing expenses Rental operating            7.0              1.9              18.9             4.5 expenses Cost of real estate         —                1.0              7.9              2.2 sold Compensation and            23.9             25.2             76.7             55.8 related expenses General and                 6.9              5.8              24.6             19.5 administrative Depreciation and            5.4             2.0             17.4            4.9         amortization Total operating             44.0             36.8             149.1            91.5 expenses Equity in joint             8.8              9.1              29.8             21.5 venture income Interest income from loan pool              3.3             2.1             13.5            9.2         participations and notes receivable Operating (loss)            (2.3       )     (2.7       )     15.4             3.3 income Non-operating income (expense) Interest income             0.2              0.4              0.6              2.9 Acquisition-related         45.5             25.5             56.6             25.5 gain Gain on sale of marketable                  —                1.4              —                4.3 securities Acquisition-related         (1.1       )     (0.7       )     (1.6       )     (0.7       ) expenses Interest expense -          (10.2      )     (6.6       )     (39.9      )     (26.1      ) corporate debt Interest expense -          (4.4       )     (2.0       )     (11.8      )     (2.5       ) property level debt Realized foreign currency                    (2.8       )     —               (2.8       )     —           translation Income from continuing operations before           24.9             15.3             16.5             6.7 (provision for) benefit from income taxes (Provision for) benefit from income         (4.3       )     (4.9       )     (2.9       )     0.2         taxes Income from continuing                  20.6             10.4             13.6             6.9 operations Discontinued Operations Loss from discontinued                —                —                (0.3       )     — operations, net of income taxes Gain (loss) from sale of real                —               —               0.6             (0.2       ) estate, net of income taxes Net income                  20.6             10.4             13.9             6.7 Net (income) loss attributable to the         (22.9      )     0.4             (20.3      )     (2.5       ) noncontrolling interests Net (loss) income attributable to             (2.3       )     10.8             (6.4       )     4.2 Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. Preferred stock dividends and               (2.0       )     (2.0       )     (8.1       )     (8.1       ) accretion of issuance costs Net (loss) income attributable to Kennedy-Wilson              $   (4.3   )     $   8.8         $   (14.5  )     $   (3.9   ) Holdings, Inc. common shareholders Basic earnings per share Income (loss) per basic - continuing          $   (0.05  )     $   0.15         $   (0.21  )     $   (0.07  ) operations Income (loss) per basic -                     —               —               —               —           discontinued Earnings (loss) per         $   (0.05  )     $   0.15        $   (0.21  )     $   (0.07  ) share - basic ^(a) Weighted average shares outstanding          79,173,585      60,450,450      71,159,919      55,285,833  for basic Diluted earnings per share Income (loss) per diluted -                   $   (0.05  )     $   0.15         $   (0.21  )     $   (0.07  ) continuing operations Income (loss) per diluted -                   —               —               —               —           discontinued Earnings per share          $   (0.05  )     $   0.15        $   (0.21  )     $   (0.07  ) - diluted ^(a) Weighted average shares outstanding          79,173,585      61,166,123      71,159,919      55,285,833  for diluted Dividends declared          $   0.07        $   0.05        $   0.28        $   0.20    per common share ^(a) EPS amounts may not add due to rounding.    Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Kennedy Wilson Common Shareholders (Unaudited) (Dollars in millions, except share amounts and per share data)                                                                           Three Months Ended                Year Ended                        December 31,                      December 31,                        2013           2012             2013           2012 Net (loss) income attributable to                     $   (4.3   )     $   8.8          $   (14.5  )     $    (3.9  ) Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. common shareholders Non-GAAP adjustments: Add back: Depreciation and                    5.4              2.0              17.4             4.9 amortization Kennedy Wilson's share of depreciation and                    15.4             9.6              46.7             22.6 amortization included in investment in joint ventures Share-based            2.0             3.1             7.5             8.1         compensation Adjusted Net           $   18.5        $   23.5        $   57.1        $    31.7   Income Basic Weighted Average Number of Common              79,173,585      60,450,450      71,159,919      55,285,833  Shares Outstanding Basic Adjusted Net Income Per         $   0.23        $   0.39        $   0.80        $    0.57   Share                                                                                                                                                                              Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (Unaudited)                                                                               Three Months Ended        Year Ended                              December 31,              December 31,                              2013       2012         2013        2012 Net income                   $ 20.6       $ 10.4       $ 13.9        $ 6.7 Non-GAAP adjustments: Add back: Interest expense -           10.2         6.6          39.9          26.1 corporate debt Interest expense -           4.4          2.0          11.8          2.5 property level debt Kennedy Wilson's share of interest expense included in          11.6         6.1          45.0          29.5 investment in joint ventures and loan pool participations Depreciation and             5.4          2.0          17.4          4.9 amortization Kennedy Wilson's share of depreciation and amortization                 15.4         9.6          46.7          22.6 included in investment in joint ventures Provision for (benefit from)               4.3         4.9         2.9          (0.2    ) income taxes EBITDA                       71.9         41.6         177.6         92.1 Share-based                  2.0         3.1         7.5          8.1      compensation Adjusted EBITDA              $ 73.9      $ 44.7      $ 185.1      $ 100.2                                                                                                                                                               Contact:  Kennedy Wilson Christina Cha, 310-887-6294 Vice President of Corporate Communication ccha@kennedywilson.com www.kennedywilson.com