Federated Investors, Inc. Reports Second Quarter EPS of $0.44; Board Approves 21 Percent Dividend Increase; Dividend Up 49 Percent

  • Period-end managed assets reach a record $202.4 billion; Assets double over last five years
  • Equity and fixed-income assets top $50 billion for the first time
  • Quarterly dividend of $0.085 declared

(PITTSBURGH, Pa., 07/22/2003 04:29 PM) — Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII), one of the nation's largest investment management companies, today reported earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $0.44 for the quarter ended June 30, 2003, a decrease of two percent from $0.45 per share for Q2 2002 and an increase of two percent from $0.43 per share for Q1 2003. Federated reported year-to-date 2003 EPS of $0.87 as compared to $0.89 for the first six months of 2002. Net income was $49.1 million for Q2 2003 compared to net income of $52.6 million for Q2 2002 and $97.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2003, compared to $104.9 million for the same period in 2002.

Federated's managed assets grew across investment classes to a record $202.4 billion at June 30, 2003, up $17.4 billion or nine percent from $185.0 billion at June 30, 2002 and up $6.7 billion from the $195.7 billion reported at March 31, 2003. Since June 30, 1998, Federated's managed assets have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent, doubling from $101 to $202 billion. Average managed assets for the quarter were $199.4 billion, $8.6 billion higher than the $190.8 billion reported for Q2 2002 and slightly lower than the $200.7 billion in average managed assets reported for Q1 2003.

"During the quarter an improved equity environment contributed to a significant increase in Federated's equity assets, while the demand for fixed-income products also remained robust," said J. Christopher Donahue, president and CEO. "Federated continued to add strength to our investment management capabilities by enhancing our equity team with additional top-tier fund managers and experienced analysts."

The company also announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.085 per share, an increase of 21 percent from the May 15, 2003 dividend and up 49 percent from the dividend paid on February 14, 2003. This dividend is payable on August 15, 2003, to shareholders of record as of August 7, 2003. Federated continued its share buyback program by purchasing 1,225,600 shares of Federated Investors, Inc. class B common stock for $32.9 million in the open market.

"Based on Federated's strong financial performance and position in the marketplace, as well as recent changes in tax treatment for dividends, the board of directors chose to increase our quarterly dividend for the second time in three months, further enhancing shareholder value," Donahue said.

Through its mutual funds and separate accounts, Federated managed $51.0 billion in fixed-income and equity assets as of June 30, 2003, an increase of 15 percent from $44.1 billion for Q2 2002. Equity assets were $20.8 billion at the end of Q2 2003, compared to the $20.9 billion at the end of Q2 2002 and up from $17.4 billion at the end of Q1 2003. In addition to positive market returns, Federated's distribution channels continued to produce positive equity fund flows with $1.4 billion in gross sales and $113 million in net sales for Q2 2003. Fixed-income assets increased to a new high of $30.2 billion at June 30, 2003, up $6.9 billion from the end of Q2 2002 and up $1.8 billion from the end of Q1 2003. Federated delivered strong fixed-income fund sales across the investment spectrum, reaching $3.8 billion in gross sales and $480 million in net sales for Q2 2003.

"In particular, our large-cap core, small-and mid-cap growth and strategic value products are attracting investors across all of our distribution channels," Donahue said. "On the fixed income side, we continued to have strong flows into core strategies, high yield and municipal bond products." Money market assets in both funds and separate accounts totaled $151.4 billion at June 30, 2003, $10.5 billion or seven percent over the $140.9 billion at June 30, 2002. Money market fund assets increased to $135.9 billion at the end of Q2 2003 from $128.0 billion at the end of Q2 2002. Money market separate account assets increased to $15.5 billion at the end of Q2 2003 from $12.9 billion at the end of Q2 2002.

For the second quarter of 2003, total revenue declined two percent to $178.0 million from the same period in 2002. Total revenue for the first half of 2003 declined four percent to $348.0 million from $364.0 million for the first half of 2002. For Q2 2003, Federated derived 45 percent of its revenue from
money market assets, 28 percent from equity assets, 21 percent from fixed-income assets and six percent from other products. Operating expenses fell marginally for Q2 2003 to $98.1 million from $98.3 million for Q2 2002. For the first half of the year, operating expenses were down three percent to $189.2 million compared to $194.2 million for the same period last year.

Federated will host an earnings conference call at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2003. Investors are invited to listen to Federated's Q2 earnings teleconference by calling 888-412-9259 (domestic) or 706-679-0848 (international) prior to the 9:00 a.m. Eastern start time. The call may also be accessed in real time on the Internet via the Company section of www.federatedinvestors.com. A replay will be available after 12:30 p.m. and until July 30, 2003, by calling 800-642-1687 (domestic) or 706-645-9291 (international) and entering code 1412630.

Federated Investors, Inc. is one of the largest investment managers in the United States, managing $202.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2003. With more than 135 mutual funds, various separately managed account and closed end funds, Federated provides comprehensive investment management to more than 5,900 institutions and intermediaries including corporations, government entities, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, banks and broker/dealers. Federated ranks in the top one percent of money market fund managers in the industry, the top four percent of fixed income fund managers and the top five percent of equity fund managers.1 For more information, visit www.federatedinvestors.com.


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1Strategic Insight, May, 2003. Based on assets in open-end funds.

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