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Jones Lang LaSalle Reports Second-Quarter 2010 Net Income of $32 Million
Revenue of $680 million; earnings per share of $0.72
 
CHICAGO, July 27, 2010 – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, today reported net income of $32 million on a U.S. GAAP basis, or $0.72 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.  This compares with a net loss of $14 million on a U.S. GAAP basis, or $0.40 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2009.   Adjusting for Restructuring and certain non-cash co-investment charges in the second quarter of 2010, net income would have been $37 million, or $0.83 per share, compared with adjusted net income of $11 million, or $0.30 per share, in 2009.  The firm’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“adjusted EBITDA”) was $78 million for the second quarter of 2010 compared with adjusted EBITDA of $49 million for the same period in 2009.  Revenue for the second quarter of 2010 was $680 million, compared with $576 million in the second quarter of 2009, an increase of 18 percent in U.S. dollars and in local currency. 
 
On a year-to-date basis net income was $32 million, or $0.73 per share, compared with a net loss of $76 million, or $2.15 per share, for the first half of 2009.  Adjusted EBITDA on a year-to-date basis was $115 million compared with adjusted EBITDA of $60 million in 2009.  Revenue for the first six months of 2010 was $1.3 billion, compared with $1.1 billion in 2009, an increase of 18 percent, 15 percent in local currency.
 
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Second-Quarter 2010 Highlights:
  • Revenue up 18 percent in local currency compared with the second quarter of 2009

  • Revenue growth in Leasing and Capital Markets across all regions

  • Continued annuity revenue growth; Property and Facility Management revenue up 15 percent in local currency

  • Solid operating income improvement in all segments
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Results included $4 million of Restructuring charges in the second quarter of 2010, compared with $15 million in 2009.  Second-quarter results also included $2 million of non-cash co-investment impairment charges, compared with $15 million in 2009.  Restructuring charges are excluded from segment operating results although they are included for consolidated reporting.  Non-cash co-investment impairments are included in Equity losses at the consolidated and segment reporting levels. 

On a year-to-date basis, results included $5 million of Restructuring charges, compared with $32 million in 2009, and $9 million of co-investment impairment charges compared with $44 million in 2009.

“We are pleased with our second-quarter results, which showed a solid performance based broadly across our geographies and service lines,” said Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. “Business prospects for the year remain good, and we are moving forward with confidence while watching market and economic dynamics.   Our competitive position is strong in real estate markets, which continue their cyclical recovery.”
 

Business Line Revenue Comparison (in millions, “LC” = local currency)

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

% Change

Six Months

Ended June 30,

% Change

 

2010

2009

In LC

 

2010

2009

In LC

 

Investor and Occupier Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

$234.6

 $181.4

30%

 

$405.0

$318.3

26%

 

Capital Markets & Hotels

63.4

38.6

65%

 

115.7

66.9

67%

 

Property & Facility Management

168.1

142.7

15%

 

328.7

277.2

13%

 

Project & Development Services

80.8 

76.5

7%

 

149.1

147.5

0%

 

Advisory, Consulting and Other

74.0

73.3

2%

 

137.7

130.6

4%

 

Total IOS revenue

620.9

512.5

21%

 

1,136.2

940.5

18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaSalle Investment Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory fees

$56.0

$59.0

(6%)

 

$114.4

$ 118.9

(7%)

 

Transaction and Incentive fees

3.4

4.6

(28%)

 

10.4

11.0

(12%)

 

Total Investment Management

$59.4

$63.6

(7%)

 

$124.8

$ 129.9

(7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Firm Revenue

$680.3

$576.1

18%

 

$1,261.0

$1,070.4

15%

 

 
 
Operating expenses excluding Restructuring charges were $619 million for the second quarter, compared with $543 million in 2009.  On a local currency basis, operating expenses excluding Restructuring charges increased 13 percent, primarily as a result of increased incentive compensation related to transactional revenue and costs associated with winning new business.  While operating expenses increased, total compensation as a percentage of firm revenue for the second quarter was 64.4 percent, compared with 66.2 percent in the second quarter of last year. 

Year-to-date operating expenses excluding Restructuring charges were $1.2 billion, an increase of 10 percent in local currency compared with the first half of 2009.  Total compensation as a percent of firm revenue on a year-to-date basis was 65.5 percent in 2010, compared with 67.6 percent for the first half of 2009.

Adjusted operating income margin improved to 9.0 percent in the second quarter, compared with a 5.7 percent margin in the same period of 2009.  Year-to-date adjusted operating income margin through the first half of the year was 6.4 percent, reflecting the seasonally low-margin first-quarter period.

Balance Sheet

The firm’s outstanding debt on its long-term credit facilities was $268 million at June 30, 2010, compared with $398 million at June 30, 2009.   Total net debt, including deferred business acquisition obligations, was $648 million, a $134 million decrease from June 30, 2009.  The firm anticipates making the first deferred payment related to the Staubach acquisition for $78 million in the third quarter of 2010.
 
Business Segment Second-Quarter and Year-to-Date Performance Highlights

Americas Investor and Occupier Services

Second-quarter revenue in the Americas region was $296 million, an increase of 19 percent, 18 percent in local currency, over the prior year, driven by increased transactional activities, both in Leasing, which increased 25 percent year over year, and Capital Markets and Hotels. 
 
 

 

                   

Three Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

 

Americas (in millions)

2010

2009

 

 

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

$151.4

$121.4

25%

 

$257.6

$211.1

22%

 

 

Capital Markets & Hotels

14.3

6.0

138%

 

23.8

13.6

73%

 

 

Property & Facility Management

62.0

51.0

21%

 

120.2

94.6

26%

 

 

Project & Development Services

38.5

40.8

(6%)

 

70.1

79.4

(12%)

 

 

Advisory, Consulting and Other

29.3

29.2

0%

 

52.0

50.7

2%

 

 

Operating revenue

$295.5

$248.4

18%

 

$523.7

$449.4

16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity earnings (losses)

0.0

0.2

n/m

 

0.2

(1.2)

n/m

 

 

Total segment revenue

$295.5

$248.6

18%

 

$523.9

$448.2

16%

 

 

n/m – not meaningful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Operating expenses were $263 million in the second quarter, 14 percent higher than a year ago, driven by higher incentive compensation expense related to increased transaction revenue as well as the cost of serving more outsourcing clients.  Year-to-date operating expenses were $482 million, compared with $434 million for the same period in 2009. 

The region’s EBITDA for the second quarter of 2010 was $41 million, compared with $31 million for the same period last year.  Year-to-date EBITDA for 2010 was $59 million compared with $43 million for the first six months of 2009.

EMEA Investor and Occupier Services

EMEA’s second-quarter revenue was $171 million in 2010 compared with $143 million in 2009, an increase of 20 percent, 26 percent in local currency.   The most significant revenue improvements were made in France and England, up 48 percent and 40 percent, respectively, in local currency compared with the second quarter of 2009.  Year-to-date revenue in the region was $322 million in 2010 compared with $264 million in 2009, an increase of 22 percent in USD and in local currency.
 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

Six Months

Ended June 30,

% Change

in LC

 

 

EMEA (in millions)

2010

2009

 

 

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

$46.8

$36.5

36%

 

$85.5

$66.2

30%

 

 

Capital Markets & Hotels

32.0

22.7

50%

 

58.2

38.4

52%

 

 

Property & Facility Management

35.2

28.8

27%

 

69.7

58.7

16%

 

 

Project & Development Services

27.6

26.1

13%

 

53.6 

47.5

13%

 

 

Advisory, Consulting and Other

29.1

29.4

5%

 

55.2

53.8

3%

 

 

Operating revenue

$170.7

$143.5

26%

 

$322.2

$264.6

22%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity earnings (losses)

0.0

(0.6)

n/m

 

0.0

(1.0)

n/m

 

 

Total segment revenue

$170.7

$142.9

26%

 

$322.2

$263.6

22%

 

 

n/m – not meaningful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses were $165 million in the second quarter, an increase of 15 percent from the prior year, 21 percent in local currency, primarily due to increased variable compensation expense related to improved year-over-year performance.  Year-to-date operating expenses were $326 million, an increase of 14 percent, 13 percent in local currency.

The region’s EBITDA for the second quarter of 2010 was $10 million, compared with $4 million for the same period last year.  Year-to-date EBITDA for 2010 was $5 million compared with an EBITDA loss of $12 million for the first six months of 2009.

Asia Pacific Investor and Occupier Services

Revenue in the Asia Pacific region was $155 million for the second quarter of 2010, compared with $119 million for the same period in 2009, an increase of 30 percent, 21 percent in local currency.  The year-over-year increase was driven by transactional revenue improvement compared with a year ago.  Year-to-date revenue in the region was $290 million in 2010, an increase of 30 percent compared with the same period in 2009, 18 percent in local currency.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

 

Asia Pacific (in millions)

2010

2009

 

 

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

$36.4

$23.5

46%

 

$61.9

$41.0

40%

 

 

Capital Markets & Hotels

17.1

9.9

56%

 

33.7

14.9

96%

 

 

Property & Facility Management

70.9

62.9

5%

 

138.8 

123.9

2%

 

 

Project & Development Services

14.7

9.6

43%

 

25.4

20.6

14%

 

 

Advisory, Consulting and Other

15.6

14.8

(1%)

 

30.5

26.1

8%

 

 

Operating revenue

$154.7

$120.7

20%

 

$290.3

$226.5

17%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity earnings (losses)

0.0

(1.4)

n/m

 

0.0

(2.4)

n/m

 

 

Total segment revenue

$154.7

$119.3

21%

 

$290.3

$224.1

18%

 

 

n/m – not meaningful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses for the region were $144 million for the quarter, compared with $117 million in 2009, an increase of 15 percent year over year in local currency.  Operating expenses were $274 million for the first half of 2010, compared with $225 million in 2009, an increase of 11 percent in local currency.

The region’s EBITDA for the second quarter of 2010 was $14 million, compared with $6 million for the same period last year.  Year-to-date EBITDA for 2010 was $23 million compared with $5 million for the first six months of 2009.

LaSalle Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management’s second-quarter Advisory fees were $56 million, down 5 percent, 6 percent in local currency.  Year-to-date Advisory fees were $114 million, compared with $119 million through the first six months of 2009. The business recognized Incentive fees of $3 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $10 million for the first half of 2010. Asset purchases, a key driver of Transaction fees, were limited by the low levels of attractive assets available.
 
 

 

 

LaSalle Investment Management

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

 

Six Months

Ended June 30,

% Change in LC

 

 

(in millions)

2010

2009

 

 

2010

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory fees

$56.0

$59.0

(6%)

 

$114.4

$118.9

(7%)

 

 

Transaction and Incentive fees

3.4

4.6

(28%)

 

10.4

11.0

(12%)

 

 

Operating revenue

$59.4

$63.6

(7%)

 

$ 124.8

$ 129.9

(7%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity losses

(2.8)

(17.5)

n/m

 

(9.1)

(46.7)

n/m

 

 

Total segment revenue

$56.6

$46.1

22%

 

$ 115.7

$ 83.2

34%

 

n/m – not meaningful

 

 
During the quarter, LaSalle Investment Management secured an additional portfolio assignment of $700 million from an existing separate account client and raised nearly $200 million of net equity for its funds and public securities business.  New commitments and additional portfolio takeovers reflect LaSalle’s strong performance track record and reputation in the market.  At the end of the second quarter assets under management were $38.3 billion.

Summary

The firm has demonstrated its competitive strength coming out of the economic downturn and is pleased with its performance through the first half of the year.  It continues to focus on controlling costs to enhance operating margins, with increased variable compensation reflecting improved business performance.  The firm protected market positions and key transaction staffing through the recession, which has added growth opportunities, and it has expanded its outsourcing capabilities into local and global markets. 


Statements in this press release regarding, among other things, future financial results and performance, achievements, plans and objectives, may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance, achievements, plans and objectives of Jones Lang LaSalle to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include those discussed under “Business,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk,” and elsewhere in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, and in other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Statements speak only as of the date of this release. Jones Lang LaSalle expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Jones Lang LaSalle’s expectations or results, or any change in events.
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle
 
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit the company’s Web site, www.joneslanglasalle.com.

 
Contacts:

Lauralee Martin
Chief Operating and Financial Officer
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