SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
|☒||QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.|
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
|☐||TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.|
For the Transition period from to .
Commission File Number 001-34820
KKR & CO. INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction of|
Incorporation or Organization)
| ||(I.R.S. Employer|
30 Hudson Yards
New York, New York 10001
Telephone: (212) 750-8300
(Address, zip code, and telephone number, including
area code, of registrant's principal executive office.)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|KKR||New York Stock Exchange|
6.75% Series A Preferred Stock
|KKR PR A||New York Stock Exchange|
6.50% Series B Preferred Stock
|KKR PR B||New York Stock Exchange|
6.00% Series C Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock
|KKR PR C||New York Stock Exchange|
|4.625% Subordinated Notes due 2061 of KKR Group Finance Co. IX LLC||KKRS||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer||☒||Accelerated filer ||☐|
|Non-accelerated filer ||☐||Smaller reporting company ||☐|
|Emerging growth company ||☐|
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒
As of May 7, 2021, there were 581,778,745 shares of common stock of the registrant outstanding.
KKR & CO. INC.
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), which reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, our operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "believe," "think," "expect," "potential," "continue," "may," "should," "seek," "approximately," "predict," "intend," "will," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," the negative version of these words, other comparable words or other statements that do not relate strictly to historical or factual matters. Without limiting the foregoing, statements regarding the declaration and payment of dividends on common or preferred stock of KKR & Co. Inc.; the timing, manner and volume of repurchase of common stock pursuant to its repurchase program; expansion and growth opportunities and other synergies resulting from acquisitions, reorganizations or strategic partnerships may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements or cause the anticipated benefits and synergies from transactions to not be realized. We believe these factors include those described under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in this report. These factors should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this report and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law.
In this report, references to "KKR," "we," "us" and "our" refer to KKR & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries, including The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC ("TGAFG" and, together with its subsidiaries, "Global Atlantic"), unless the context requires otherwise.
On January 1, 2020, KKR completed an internal reorganization (the "Reorganization"), which was undertaken to, among other purposes, simplify KKR's internal structure. In the Reorganization, KKR Management Holdings L.P. and KKR International Holdings L.P., which were former intermediate holdings companies for KKR's business, were combined with another intermediate holding company, KKR Fund Holdings L.P., which changed its name to KKR Group Partnership L.P. ("KKR Group Partnership") and became the sole intermediate holding company for KKR's business. On May 8, 2020, we amended and restated our certificate of incorporation and our bylaws to, among other things, rename Class A common stock of KKR & Co. Inc. as common stock, and reclassify Class B common stock and Class C common stock of KKR & Co. Inc. into Series I preferred stock and Series II preferred stock, respectively (the "Reclassification"). References to "KKR Group Partnership" for periods prior to the Reorganization mean KKR Fund Holdings L.P., KKR Management Holdings L.P. and KKR International Holdings L.P., collectively, and references to "KKR Group Partnership" for periods following the Reorganization mean KKR Group Partnership L.P. References to a "KKR Group Partnership Unit" mean (i) one Class A partner interest in each of KKR Fund Holdings L.P., KKR Management Holdings L.P. and KKR International Holdings L.P., collectively, for periods prior to the Reorganization and (ii) one Class A partner interest in KKR Group Partnership for periods following the Reorganization. References to "common stock" for periods prior to the Reclassification mean Class A common stock of KKR & Co. Inc. and references to "Series I preferred stock" and "Series II preferred stock" for periods prior to the Reclassification mean Class B common stock and Class C common stock of KKR & Co. Inc., respectively. References to the "Series I preferred stockholder" are to KKR Management LLP, the holder of the sole share of our Series I preferred stock. Contemporaneously with the Reorganization, KKR acquired KKR Capstone Americas LLC and its affiliates ("KKR Capstone") on January 1, 2020. References to "non-employee operating consultants" for periods prior to the acquisition mean employees of KKR Capstone, who were not employees of KKR during such periods. Prior to the acquisition, KKR Capstone was owned and controlled by its senior management and was not a subsidiary or affiliate of KKR.
Unless otherwise indicated, references to equity interests in KKR's business, or to percentage interests in KKR's business, reflect the aggregate equity interests in KKR Group Partnership and are net of amounts that have been allocated to our principals and other employees in respect of the carried interest from KKR's business as part of our "carry pool" and certain minority interests. References to "principals" are to our senior employees who hold interests in KKR's business through KKR Holdings L.P. ("KKR Holdings") or comparable equity structures, including KKR Holdings II L.P., and references to our "senior principals" are to our senior employees who hold interests in the Series I preferred stockholder.
On February 1, 2021, KKR completed its acquisition of Global Atlantic. KKR holds all of the voting interests in Global Atlantic and owns 61.1% of the economic equity interests in Global Atlantic, which percentage is subject to change due to certain post-closing purchase price adjustments. Global Atlantic conducts its insurance business through its subsidiaries that are regulated insurance companies.
In this report, the term "GAAP" refers to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We disclose certain financial measures in this report that are calculated and presented using methodologies other than in accordance with GAAP, including after-tax distributable earnings, asset management segment revenues, distributable operating earnings, fee related earnings ("FRE"), book value and book value per adjusted share. We believe that providing these performance measures on a supplemental basis to our GAAP results is helpful to stockholders in assessing the overall performance of KKR's businesses. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for similar financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We caution readers that these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the calculations of other investment managers, and as a result, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other investment managers. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, where applicable, are included under "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Reconciliations to GAAP Measures." This report also uses the terms AUM, fee paying assets under management ("FPAUM") and capital invested. You should note that our calculations of these and other operating metrics may differ from the calculations of other investment managers and, as a result, may not be comparable to similar metrics presented by other investment managers. These non-GAAP and operating metrics are defined in the section "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Key Non-GAAP Performance Measures and Other Operating Measures."
References to our "funds" or our "vehicles" refer to investment funds, vehicles and accounts that are advised, managed or sponsored by one or more subsidiaries of KKR, including collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs") and commercial real estate mortgage-backed securities ("CMBS") vehicles, unless the context requires otherwise. They do not include investment funds, vehicles or accounts of any hedge fund or other manager with which we have formed a strategic partnership where we have acquired an ownership interest.
Unless otherwise indicated, references in this report to our fully exchanged and diluted common stock outstanding, or to our common stock outstanding on a fully exchanged and diluted basis, reflect (i) actual shares of common stock outstanding, (ii) shares of common stock into which KKR Group Partnership Units held by KKR Holdings are exchangeable pursuant to the terms of the exchange agreement described in this report, (iii) shares of common stock into which all outstanding shares of Series C Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock are convertible and (iv) shares of common stock issuable pursuant to any equity awards actually granted from the Amended and Restated KKR & Co. Inc. 2010 Equity Incentive Plan (the "2010 Equity Incentive Plan") or the Amended and Restated KKR & Co. Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the "2019 Equity Incentive Plan" and, together with the 2010 Equity Incentive Plan, our "Equity Incentive Plans"). Our fully exchanged and diluted common stock outstanding does not include shares of common stock available for issuance pursuant to the Equity Incentive Plans for which equity awards have not yet been granted.
The use of any defined term in this report to mean more than one entities, persons, securities or other items collectively is solely for convenience of reference and in no way implies that such entities, persons, securities or other items are one indistinguishable group. For example, notwithstanding the use of the defined terms "KKR," "we" and "our" in this report to refer to KKR & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries, each subsidiary of KKR & Co. Inc. is a standalone legal entity that is separate and distinct from KKR & Co. Inc. and any of its other subsidiaries. Any KKR entity referenced herein is responsible for its own financial, contractual and legal obligations.
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
KKR & CO. INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (UNAUDITED)
(Amounts in Thousands, Except Share and Per Share Data)
|March 31, 2021||December 31, 2020|
|Assets|| || |
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||5,031,724 ||$||6,507,874 |
|Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents||79,017 ||485,583 |
|Investments||76,156,229 ||69,274,715 |
|Due from Affiliates||1,061,431 ||872,994 |
|Other Assets||2,766,628 ||2,665,336 |
|85,095,029 ||79,806,502 |
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||5,467,012 ||$||— |
|Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents||399,922 ||— |
|Investments||98,271,046 ||— |
|Reinsurance Recoverable||15,681,893 ||— |
|Insurance Intangible Assets||1,089,830 ||— |
|Other Assets||4,970,295 ||— |
|Separate Account Assets||5,470,087 ||— |
|131,350,085 ||— |
|Total Assets||$||216,445,114 ||$||79,806,502 |
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|| || |
|Debt Obligations||$||34,669,430 ||$||33,423,596 |
|Due to Affiliates||322,511 ||325,177 |
|Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities||7,293,077 ||5,257,813 |
|42,285,018 ||39,006,586 |
|Policy Liabilities||$||102,607,224 ||$||— |
|Debt Obligations||1,400,338 ||— |
|Funds Withheld Payable at Interest||13,446,163 ||— |
|Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities||4,511,576 ||— |
|Reinsurance Liabilities||422,078 ||— |
|Separate Account Liabilities||5,470,087 ||— |
|127,857,466 ||— |
|Total Liabilities||170,142,484 ||39,006,586 |
|March 31, 2021||December 31, 2020|
|Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 23)|
|Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests||$||91,845 ||$||— |
|Stockholders' Equity || || |
Series A and B Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value. 13,800,000 and 6,200,000 shares, respectively, issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
|$||482,554 ||$||482,554 |
Series C Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value. 23,000,000 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
|1,115,792 ||1,115,792 |
Series I Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value. 1 share authorized, 1 share issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
|— ||— |
Series II Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value. 499,999,999 shares authorized, 273,367,712 and 275,626,493 shares, issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
|2,733 ||2,756 |
Common Stock, $0.01 par value. 3,500,000,000 shares authorized, 578,269,039 and 572,893,738 shares, issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
|5,783 ||5,729 |
|Additional Paid-In Capital||8,708,339 ||8,687,817 |
|Retained Earnings||5,007,223 ||3,440,782 |
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)||(646,368)||(18,612)|
|Total KKR & Co. Inc. Stockholders' Equity||14,676,056 ||13,716,818 |
|Noncontrolling Interests||31,534,729 ||27,083,098 |
|Total Equity||46,210,785 ||40,799,916 |
|Total Liabilities and Equity||$||216,445,114 ||$||79,806,502 |
See notes to financial statements.
KKR & CO. INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION (UNAUDITED) (Continued)
(Amounts in Thousands)
The following presents the portion of the consolidated balances presented in the consolidated statements of financial condition attributable to consolidated variable interest entities ("VIEs"). As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, KKR's consolidated VIEs consist primarily of (i) certain collateralized financing entities ("CFEs") holding collateralized loan obligations ("CLOs") (ii) certain investment funds and (iii) certain VIEs formed by Global Atlantic.
With respect to consolidated CLOs and certain investment funds, the following assets may only be used to settle obligations of these consolidated VIEs and the following liabilities are only the obligations of these consolidated VIEs and not generally to KKR. The noteholders, creditors and equity holders of these VIEs have no recourse to the assets of any other KKR entity. Additionally, KKR has no right to the benefits from, nor does KKR bear the risks associated with, the assets held by these VIEs beyond KKR's beneficial interest therein and any income generated from the VIEs. There are neither explicit arrangements nor does KKR hold implicit variable interests that would require KKR to provide any material ongoing financial support to the consolidated VIEs, beyond amounts previously committed to them, if any.
With respect to certain other VIEs consolidated by Global Atlantic, Global Atlantic has formed certain VIEs to hold investments, including railcar, aviation and other transportation equipment, renewable energy projects, fixed maturity securities, residential rental properties and student loans. These VIEs issue beneficial interests primarily to Global Atlantic’s insurance companies.
|March 31, 2021|
| ||Consolidated CLOs||Consolidated Funds||Other VIEs||Total|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||1,220,782 ||$||713,459 ||$||— ||$||1,934,241 |
|Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents||— ||40,774 ||— ||40,774 |
|Investments||19,163,155 ||34,896,394 ||— |