EX-12.1 4 ex_100880.htm EXHIBIT 12.1 ex_100880.htm

Exhibit 12.1

 

JMP GROUP LLC

 

STATEMENT REGARDING COMPUTATION OF

 

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

 

The following table sets forth our consolidated ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the periods indicated. For purposes of determining the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings are defined as earnings from continuing operations plus distributed income of equity investees before income taxes and cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle, adjusted to exclude income or loss from equity investees and noncontrolling interest in pre-tax income (loss) of subsidiaries that did not have fixed charges. Fixed charges consist of interest expense primarily related to borrowings under our credit facility and interest expense incurred on asset-backed securities issued and on our 8.00% Senior Notes due 2023 and our 7.25% Senior Notes due 2021.

 

   

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

   

Year Ended December 31,

 
   

2017

   

2016

   

2015

   

2014

   

2013

   

2012

 

Pre-tax income (loss) from continuing operations plus distributed income of equity investees, adjusted to exclude income or loss from equity investees and noncontrolling interest in pre-tax income (loss) of subsidiaries with no fixed charges

  $ (7,950,649 )   $ 1,111,048     $ 3,276,743     $ 19,502,969     $ 18,303,472     $ 4,751,211  

Fixed charges:

                                               

Interest expense on all indebtedness

  $ 24,649,052     $ 32,788,670     $ 29,739,548     $ 23,398,169     $ 30,110,318     $ 39,993,216  

Pre-tax income (loss) from continuing operations plus distributed income of equity investees, adjusted to exclude income or loss from equity investees and noncontrolling interest in pre-tax income (loss) of subsidiaries with no fixed charges, plus fixed charges (1)

  $ 16,698,403     $ 33,899,718     $ 33,016,290     $ 42,901,138     $ 48,413,790     $ 44,744,427  

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges (1)

 

0.68x (2)

   

1.03x

   

1.11x

   

1.83x

   

1.61x

   

1.12x

 

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(1)

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges was computed by dividing earnings available for fixed charges by fixed charges.

(2)

Pre-tax income (loss) from continuing operations adjusted to exclude income or loss from equity investees and noncontrolling interest in pre-tax income (loss) of subsidiaries with no fixed charges for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was inadequate to cover fixed charges. We would have needed additional pre-tax income from continuing operations of $7,950,649 to achieve coverage of 1:1 in this period.