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Marcus & Millichap, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2021

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ALL-TIME RECORD QUARTERLY REVENUES, NET INCOME AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

CALABASAS, Calif., November 05, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marcus & Millichap, Inc. (the "Company", "Marcus & Millichap", "MMI") (NYSE: MMI), a leading national brokerage firm specializing in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, today reported record financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights Compared to Third Quarter 2020

  • Total revenues increased by 109.6% to $332.4 million

  • Net income increased to $33.9 million, or $0.84 per common share, diluted, compared to $6.0 million, or $0.15 per common share, diluted

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased more than fourfold to $51.0 million compared to $12.2 million

  • Brokerage commissions more than doubled to $299.8 million

    • Private Client brokerage revenue grew 87.0% to $183.0 million

    • Middle Market and Larger Transaction brokerage revenue increased nearly threefold to $109.3 million

  • Financing fees nearly doubled to $29.4 million

Nine Months 2021 Highlights Compared to Nine Months 2020

  • Total revenues increased by 71.7% to $801.3 million

  • Net income increased to $80.5 million, or $2.00 per common share, diluted, compared to $19.2 million, or $0.48 per common share, diluted

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased more than threefold to $124.8 million compared to $38.8 million

  • Brokerage commissions increased by 72.0% to $715.5 million

    • Private Client brokerage revenue increased by 57.8% to $446.6 million

    • Middle Market and Larger Transaction brokerage revenue more than doubled to $247.7 million

  • Financing fees increased by 72.8% to $75.4 million

"This was our second consecutive milestone quarter by almost every measure. Our business is performing exceptionally well with all product lines registering solid growth throughout the year. As expected, our results are substantially higher than last year’s disrupted market. Even more relevant, compared to the same period in 2019, our year-to-date revenues and Adjusted EBITDA were up 40.9% and 50.3%, respectively. This is a direct reflection of our sales force’s ability to shift from helping clients solve problems and navigate the uncertainty of last year to maximizing opportunities amid this year’s market recovery. Our expanded client outreach, steady stream of technology enhancements and recent acquisitions all contributed to a record quarter," commented Hessam Nadji, Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO.

Mr. Nadji continued, "The operating environment remains compelling with still low interest rates, ample liquidity and increasing confidence in the recovery. We are further building on our recent strategic acquisitions and ongoing investments in the Company’s brokerage systems, training and development, all of which are supported by our strong balance sheet and leading market position. For example, our recent strategic alliance with M&T Realty Capital Corporation positions us to expand agency financing for our multi-family clients while improving tools and resources for our originators. We believe this will allow us to grow our Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac market share in the coming years. We continue to work every day to enhance our client services and create shareholder value by building upon a solid foundation to achieve growth and durability."

Third Quarter 2021 Results Compared to Third Quarter 2020

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2021 reached $332.4 million, compared to $158.6 million for the same period during the prior year, increasing by 109.6%. The outperformance in total revenues was driven by increases in real estate brokerage commissions, financing fees and other revenues. Real estate brokerage commissions more than doubled to $299.8 million from the same period in the prior year primarily due to an increase in overall sales volume generated by the increase in the number of investment sales transactions. The increase was partially offset by a reduction in average commission rates due to a larger proportion of closed transactions from the Larger Transaction Market segment. Financing fees nearly doubled to $29.4 million.

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 increased 88.6% to $286.7 million, compared to $152.0 million for the same period in the prior year. The change was primarily driven by a 119.8% increase in cost of services and a 30.1% increase in selling, general and administrative expense. Cost of services as a percent of total revenues increased by 300 basis points to 65.9% compared to the same period during the prior year, primarily due to our senior investment sales and financing professionals earning additional commissions by meeting certain annual financial thresholds and reaching their thresholds earlier than prior years.

Selling, general and administrative expense for the third quarter of 2021 increased by $15.0 million to $64.7 million, compared to the same period in the prior year. The change was primarily due to increases in (i) compensation related costs, primarily driven by increases in management performance compensation due to a significant year-over-year growth in operating results; (ii) business development, marketing and other support related to the long-term retention of our sales and financing professionals; (iii) facilities expenses; and (iv) legal costs.

Net income for the third quarter of 2021 was $33.9 million, or $0.84 per common share, diluted, compared to $6.0 million, or $0.15 per common share, diluted, for the same period in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2021 was $51.0 million, compared to $12.2 million for the same period in the prior year.

Nine Months 2021 Results Compared to Nine Months 2020

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, were $801.3 million, compared to $466.7 million for the same period in the prior year, an increase of $334.6 million, or 71.7%. Total operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased by 56.6% to $693.8 million compared to $443.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Cost of services as a percent of total revenues increased to 63.3%, up 180 basis points compared to the first nine months of 2020. The Company reported net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 of $80.5 million, or $2.00 per common share, diluted, compared with net income of $19.2 million, or $0.48 per common share, diluted, for the same period in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased more than threefold to $124.8 million, from $38.8 million for the same period in the prior year. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had 1,982 investment sales and financing professionals, a net loss of 17 over the prior year.

Business Outlook

Notwithstanding the potential continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment, the Company believes it is well positioned to achieve long-term growth.

The Company benefits from its experienced management team, infrastructure investments, industry-leading market research and proprietary technology. The size and fragmentation of the Private Client Market segment continues to offer long-term growth opportunities through consolidation. This highly fragmented market segment consistently accounts for over 80% of all commercial property sales transactions and over 60% of the commission pool. The top 10 brokerage firms led by MMI have an estimated 23% share of this segment by transaction count.

Key factors that may influence the Company’s business during the remainder of 2021 include:

  • Volatility in market sales and investor sentiment driven by:

    • Slowdown in market sales of asset types impacted by COVID-19, interest rate fluctuations, increasing bid-ask spread between buyers and sellers and economic trends

    • Changes to investor sentiment and sales activity based on favorable interest rates and economic initiatives which may increase real estate investor demand, for the remainder of 2021

    • Possible impact to investor sentiment related to potential tax law changes which maybe contribute to transaction acceleration and/or future fluctuations in sales and financing activity

  • Potential higher cost of services resulting from more experienced investment sales and financing professionals closing a larger share of revenue and surpassing revenue thresholds earlier in the year

  • Volatility in each of the Company’s market segments

  • Global geopolitical uncertainty, which may cause investors to refrain from transacting

  • The potential for accretive acquisition activity and subsequent integration

Webcast Information

Marcus & Millichap will host a live webcast today to discuss the results at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time/10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The webcast will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of Marcus & Millichap's website at ir.marcusmillichap.com and will be archived upon completion of the call. The Company encourages use of the webcast due to potential extended wait times to access the conference call via dial-in.

For those unable to access the webcast, callers from the United States and Canada should dial 1-877-407-9208 ten minutes prior to the scheduled call time. International callers should dial 1-201-493-6784.

Replay Information

For those unable to participate during the live broadcast, a telephonic replay of the call will also be available from 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 5, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 19, 2021 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 in the United States and Canada or 1-412-317-6671 internationally and entering passcode 13724201.

About Marcus & Millichap, Inc.

Marcus & Millichap, Inc. is a leading national brokerage firm specializing in commercial real estate investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had 1,982 investment sales and financing professionals in 82 offices who provide investment brokerage and financing services to sellers and buyers of commercial real estate. The Company also offers market research, consulting and advisory services to our clients. Marcus & Millichap closed 8,942 transactions during the nine months ended September 30, 2021, with a sales volume of approximately $50.2 billion. For additional information, please visit www.MarcusMillichap.com.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes forward-looking statements, including the Company’s business outlook for 2021, the potential continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and expectations for changes (or fluctuations) in market share growth. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results may be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to:

  • uncertainties relating to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the potential impact of new variants and vaccination rates, the impact of the federal government’s stimulus response package, and the pace of recovery following such pandemic;

  • general uncertainty in the capital markets and a worsening of economic conditions and the rate and pace of economic recovery following an economic downturn;

  • changes in our business operations;

  • market trends in the commercial real estate market or the general economy;

  • our ability to attract and retain qualified senior executives, managers and investment sales and financing professionals;

  • the effects of increased competition on our business;

  • our ability to successfully enter new markets or increase our market share;

  • our ability to successfully expand our services and businesses and to manage any such expansions;

  • our ability to retain existing clients and develop new clients;

  • our ability to keep pace with changes in technology;

  • any business interruption or technology failure and any related impact on our reputation;

  • changes in interest rates, tax laws, including potential increases in corporate taxes by the Biden Administration, employment laws or other government regulation affecting our business;

  • our ability to successfully identify, negotiate, execute and integrate accretive acquisitions; and

  • other risk factors included under "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

In addition, in this release, the words "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "predict," "potential," "should" and similar expressions, as they relate to our company, our business and our management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenues:

Real estate brokerage commissions

$

299,759

$

140,844

$

715,458

$

416,044

Financing fees

29,391

15,620

75,448

43,674

Other revenues

3,233

2,111

10,400

6,974

Total revenues

332,383

158,575

801,306

466,692

Operating expenses:

Cost of services

219,194

99,707

506,882

287,207

Selling, general and administrative

64,673

49,722

178,147

148,101

Depreciation and amortization

2,850

2,606

8,806

7,822

Total operating expenses

286,717

152,035

693,835

443,130

Operating income

45,666

6,540

107,471

23,562

Other income (expense), net

323

1,615

2,737

4,224

Interest expense

(144)

(199)

(436)

(695)

Income before provision for income taxes

45,845

7,956

109,772

27,091

Provision for income taxes

11,921

1,916

29,304

7,875

Net income

33,924

6,040

80,468

19,216

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

Marketable debt securities, available-for-sale:

Change in net unrealized gains

(240)

(30)

(715)

687

Less: reclassification adjustment for net losses included in other

income (expense), net

23

8

26

32

Net change, net of tax of $(75), $(7), $(239) and $246 for the three

and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020,

respectively

(217)

(22)

(689)

719

Foreign currency translation gain (loss), net of tax of $0 for the three

and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020,

respectively

192

(214)

(138)

254

Total other comprehensive (loss) income

(25)

(236)

(827)

973

Comprehensive income

$

33,899

$

5,804

$

79,641

$

20,189

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

0.85

$

0.15

$

2.02

$

0.49

Diluted

$

0.84

$

0.15

$

2.00

$

0.48

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

39,940

39,681

39,859

39,617

Diluted

40,241

39,727

40,148

39,676

MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
KEY OPERATING METRICS SUMMARY
(Unaudited)

Total sales volume was $20.8 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2021, encompassing 3,325 transactions consisting of $16.5 billion for real estate brokerage (2,456 transactions), $3.3 billion for financing (600 transactions) and $1.0 billion in other transactions, including consulting and advisory services (269 transactions). Total sales volume was $50.2 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, encompassing 8,942 transactions consisting of $38.9 billion for real estate brokerage (6,374 transactions), $7.8 billion for financing (1,778 transactions) and $3.5 billion in other transactions, including consulting and advisory services (790 transactions). As of September 30, 2021, the Company had 1,897 investment sales professionals and 85 financing professionals. Key metrics for real estate brokerage and financing activities (excluding other transactions) are as follows:

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

Real Estate Brokerage

2021

2020

2021

2020

Average Number of Investment Sales Professionals

1,909

1,917

1,934

1,911

Average Number of Transactions per Investment Sales Professional

1.29

0.80

3.30

2.21

Average Commission per Transaction

$

122,052

$

92,236

$

112,246

$

98,659

Average Commission Rate

1.82%

2.01%

1.84%

1.99%

Average Transaction Size (in thousands)

$

6,721

$

4,581

$

6,108

$

4,947

Total Number of Transactions

2,456

1,527

6,374

4,217

Total Sales Volume (in millions)

$

16,507

$

6,995

$

38,931

$

20,861

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

Financing (1)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Average Number of Financing Professionals

86

82

86

86

Average Number of Transactions per Financing Professional

6.98

5.39

20.67

15.13

Average Fee per Transaction

$

42,319

$

33,531

$

36,126

$

31,607

Average Fee Rate

0.77%

0.88%

0.82%

0.89%

Average Transaction Size (in thousands)

$

5,503

$

3,828

$

4,390

$

3,533

Total Number of Transactions

600

442

1,778

1,301

Total Financing Volume (in millions)

$

3,302

$

1,692

$

7,806

$

4,597

(1)

Operating metrics exclude certain financing fees not directly associated to transactions.

The following table sets forth the number of transactions, sales volume and revenues by commercial real estate market segment for real estate brokerage:

Three Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

Change

Real Estate Brokerage

Number

Volume

Revenues

Number

Volume

Revenues

Number

Volume

Revenues

(in millions)

(in thousands)

(in millions)

(in thousands)

(in millions)

(in thousands)

<$1 million

267

$

183

$

7,419

241

$

156

$

6,290

26

$

27

$

1,129

Private Client Market ($1 - <$10 million)

1,894

6,296

183,033

1,168

3,592

97,856

726

2,704

85,177

Middle Market ($10 - <$20 million)

136

1,940

35,353

70

945

17,643

66

995

17,710

Larger Transaction Market (≥$20 million)

159

8,088

73,954

48

2,302

19,055

111

5,786

54,899

2,456

$

16,507

$

299,759

1,527

$

6,995

$

140,844

929

$

9,512

$

158,915

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

Change

Real Estate Brokerage

Number

Volume

Revenues

Number

Volume

Revenues

Number

Volume

Revenues

(in millions)

(in thousands)

(in millions)

(in thousands)

(in millions)

(in thousands)

<$1 million

791

$

532

$

21,175

649

$

410

$

16,550

142

$

122

$

4,625

Private Client Market ($1 - <$10 million)

4,861

15,639

446,592

3,203

10,207

282,937

1,658

5,432

163,655

Middle Market ($10 - <$20 million)

370

5,141

97,699

204

2,785

51,902

166

2,356

45,797

Larger Transaction Market (≥$20 million)

352

17,619

149,992

161

7,459

64,655

191

10,160

85,337

6,374

$

38,931

$

715,458

4,217

$

20,861

$

416,044

2,157

$

18,070

$

299,414

MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except for shares and par value)

September 30, 2021

(Unaudited)

December 31, 2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

281,007

$

243,152

Commissions receivable, net

15,377

10,391

Prepaid expenses

9,232

10,153

Marketable debt securities, available-for-sale (includes amortized cost of $116,852 and $158,148 at September

30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and $0 allowance for credit losses)

116,902

158,258

Advances and loans, net

3,017

2,413

Other assets

4,436

4,711

Total current assets

429,971

429,078

Property and equipment, net

22,890

23,436

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

85,250

84,024

Marketable debt securities, available-for-sale (includes amortized cost of $128,788 and $45,181 at September 30,

2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, and $0 allowance for credit losses)

130,502

47,773

Assets held in rabbi trust

11,056

10,295

Deferred tax assets, net

24,410

21,374

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

48,974

52,053

Advances and loans, net

108,709

106,913

Other assets

13,318

4,176

Total assets

$

875,080

$

779,122

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and other liabilities

$

20,025

$

18,288

Deferred compensation and commissions

53,068

58,106

Income tax payable

5,658

3,726

Operating lease liabilities

19,745

19,190

Accrued bonuses and other employee related expenses

32,066

21,007

Total current liabilities

130,562

120,317

Deferred compensation and commissions

38,638

38,745

Operating lease liabilities

60,970

59,408

Other liabilities

12,641

13,816

Total liabilities

242,811

232,286

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value:

Authorized shares – 25,000,000; issued and outstanding shares – none at September 30, 2021 and

December 31, 2020, respectively

Common stock, $0.0001 par value:

Authorized shares – 150,000,000; issued and outstanding shares – 39,666,785 and 39,401,976 at

September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

4

4

Additional paid-in capital

118,974

113,182

Retained earnings

511,544

431,076

Accumulated other comprehensive income

1,747

2,574

Total stockholders’ equity

632,269

546,836

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

875,080

$

779,122

MARCUS & MILLICHAP, INC.
OTHER INFORMATION
(Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA, which the Company defines as net income before (i) interest income and other, including net realized gains (losses) on marketable debt securities, available-for-sale and cash and cash equivalents, (ii) interest expense, (iii) provision for income taxes, (iv) depreciation and amortization, (v) stock-based compensation, and (vi) non-cash mortgage servicing rights ("MSRs") activity. The Company uses Adjusted EBITDA in its business operations to evaluate the performance of its business, develop budgets and measure its performance against those budgets, among other things. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate its overall operating performance. However, Adjusted EBITDA has material limitations as a supplemental metric and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP"). The Company finds Adjusted EBITDA to be a useful management metric to assist in evaluating performance, because Adjusted EBITDA eliminates items related to capital structure, taxes and non-cash items. In light of the foregoing limitations, the Company does not rely solely on Adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure and also considers its U.S. GAAP results. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measurement of the Company’s financial performance under U.S. GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not calculated in the same manner by all companies, it may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies.

A reconciliation of the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, net income, to Adjusted EBITDA is as follows (in thousands):

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income

$

33,924

$

6,040

$

80,468

$

19,216

Adjustments:

Interest income and other (1)

(503)

(889)

(1,470)

(4,090)

Interest expense

144

199

436

695

Provision for income taxes

11,921

1,916

29,304

7,875

Depreciation and amortization

2,850

2,606

8,806

7,822

Stock-based compensation

2,703

2,383

7,653

7,551

Non-cash MSR activity (2)

(54)

(26)

(407)

(312)

Adjusted EBITDA(3)

$

50,985

$

12,229

$

124,790

$

38,757

(1)

Other includes net realized gains (losses) on marketable debt securities available-for-sale.

(2)

Non-cash MSR activity includes the assumption of servicing obligations.

(3)

The increase in Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 is primarily

due to an increase in total revenues and a lower proportion of operating expenses compared to total revenues.

Glossary of Terms

  • Private Client Market segment: transactions with values from $1 million to up to but less than $10 million

  • Middle Market segment: transactions with values from $10 million to up to but less than $20 million

  • Larger Transaction Market segment (previously Institutional Market segment): transactions with values of $20 million and above

  • Acquisitions: acquisitions of teams and/or acquisitions as business combinations under accounting standards

Certain Adjusted Metrics

Real Estate Brokerage

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we closed a large portfolio of transactions in our real estate brokerage business in excess of $300 million. Following are actual and as adjusted metrics excluding this transaction:

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

(actual)

(as adjusted)

Total Sales Volume Increase

86.6%

83.6%

Average Commission Rate (Reduction) Growth

(7.9)%

(6.7)%

Average Transaction Size Increase

23.5%

21.6%

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