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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)    

ý

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015

Or

o

 

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: 001-36418

Moelis & Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  46-4500216
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

399 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York NY
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

10022
(Zip Code)

(212) 883-3800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

        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 and 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. ý Yes    o No

        Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). ý Yes    o No

        Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer ý
(Do not check if a
smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o

        Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). o Yes    ý No

        As of July 30, 2015, there were 20,190,623 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and 31,402,673 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding.

   


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.    Financial Statements

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Unaudited)

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Moelis & Company

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Financial Condition

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
  June 30, 2015   December 31, 2014  

Assets

             

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 127,635   $ 197,944  

Restricted cash

    908     833  

Receivables:

             

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,645 and $1,552 as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

    22,159     22,987  

Other receivables

             

    10,152     4,907  

Total receivables

    32,311     27,894  

Deferred compensation

   
6,772
   
5,652
 

Investments at fair value (cost basis $26,994 and $39,999 as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively)

    26,995     39,997  

Equity method investments

    19,381     17,416  

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

    8,137     7,338  

Deferred tax asset

    163,344     160,137  

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    8,864     7,038  

Total assets

  $ 394,347   $ 464,249  

Liabilities and Equity

             

Compensation payable

  $ 45,665   $ 135,920  

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

    17,595     19,888  

Amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement

    120,392     119,738  

Deferred revenue

    7,926     5,152  

Other liabilities

    9,590     9,166  

Total liabilities

    201,168     289,864  

Commitments and Contingencies (See Note 13)

             

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

   
655
   
85
 

Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 20,353,760 issued and 20,161,100 outstanding at June 30, 2015; 1,000,000,000 authorized, 19,770,893 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014)

    204     198  

Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share (1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 31,402,673 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2015; 1,000,000,000 authorized, 31,621,542 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014)

    314     316  

Treasury stock, at cost; 192,660 and 0 shares as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

    (5,953 )    

Additional paid-in-capital

    161,090     136,896  

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

    (20,949 )   (24,118 )

Total Moelis & Company equity

    135,361     113,377  

Noncontrolling interests

    57,818     61,008  

Total equity

    193,179     174,385  

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 394,347   $ 464,249  

   

See notes to the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements (unaudited).

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Moelis & Company

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
 
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Revenues

  $ 125,873   $ 131,687   $ 225,285   $ 246,204  

Expenses

   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Compensation and benefits

    69,663     162,204     125,056     232,645  

Occupancy

    3,715     3,331     7,392     6,635  

Professional fees

    4,143     5,258     7,697     8,593  

Communication, technology and information services

    4,440     3,870     8,541     7,644  

Travel and related expenses

    5,131     6,265     10,744     11,350  

Depreciation and amortization          

    688     519     1,308     1,094  

Other expenses

    5,321     7,547     10,394     11,615  

Total expenses

    93,101     188,994     171,132     279,576  

Operating income (loss)

    32,772     (57,307 )   54,153     (33,372 )

Other income and expenses

    (33 )   (14 )   (18 )   5  

Income (loss) from equity method investments

    195     (2,851 )   3,060     (4,071 )

Income (loss) before income taxes

    32,934     (60,172 )   57,195     (37,438 )

Provision for income taxes

    6,079     438     10,379     1,080  

Net income (loss)

    26,855     (60,610 )   46,816     (38,518 )

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

   
19,724
   
(41,600

)
 
34,349
   
(19,508

)

Net income (loss) attributable to Moelis & Company

  $ 7,131   $ (19,010 ) $ 12,467   $ (19,010 )

Weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding

                         

Basic

    19,978,108     15,263,653     19,961,286     15,263,653  

Diluted

    21,088,220     15,263,653     21,144,161     15,263,653  

Net income (loss) per share attributable to holders of shares of Class A common stock

                         

Basic

  $ 0.36   $ (1.25 ) $ 0.62   $ (1.25 )

Diluted

  $ 0.34   $ (1.25 ) $ 0.59   $ (1.25 )

Dividends declared per share of Class A common stock

  $ 0.20   $   $ 0.40   $  

   

See notes to the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements (unaudited).

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Moelis & Company

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Net income (loss)

  $ 26,855   $ (60,610 ) $ 46,816   $ (38,518 )

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax          

    2,409     1,713     1,566     1,714  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

    2,409     1,713     1,566     1,714  

Comprehensive income (loss)

    29,264     (58,897 )   48,382     (36,804 )

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

    21,256     (40,369 )   35,345     (18,277 )

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Moelis & Company

  $ 8,008   $ (18,528 ) $ 13,037   $ (18,527 )

   

See notes to the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements (unaudited).

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Moelis & Company

Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

 
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
  2015   2014  

Cash flows from operating activities

             

Net income (loss)

  $ 46,816   $ (38,518 )

Adjustments to reconcile combined net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

             

Bad debt expense

    298     1,682  

Depreciation and amortization

    1,308     1,094  

(Income) loss from equity method investments

    (3,060 )   4,071  

Equity-based compensation

    20,518     106,238  

Deferred tax provision

    1,092     (252 )

Other

    (3 )   3,383  

Changes in assets and liabilities:

             

Accounts receivable

    726     3,830  

Other receivables

    (5,204 )   (7,978 )

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    (1,797 )   (1,108 )

Deferred compensation

    (1,121 )   (1,176 )

Compensation payable

    (89,844 )   (31,786 )

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

    (2,285 )   1,319  

Deferred revenue

    2,778     1,320  

Dividends received

    985      

Other liabilities

    413     697  

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

    (28,380 )   42,816  

Cash flows from investing activities

             

Purchase of investments

    (26,994 )   (20,917 )

Proceeds from sales of investments

    39,999     83,237  

Return of capital from equity method investments

    109      

Investment in equity method investments

        (4,445 )

Note payments received from employees

        831  

Purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements

    (2,102 )   (789 )

Change in restricted cash

    (68 )   (1 )

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    10,944     57,916  

Cash flows from financing activities

             

Pre-offering distribution to partners

        (195,017 )

Dividends and distributions

    (47,754 )   (46,748 )

IPO related proceeds (net of $5,711 of offering costs)

        168,287  

Distributions of IPO proceeds to partners

        (139,429 )

Other cash contributions from (distributions to) Parent

        (34,730 )

Purchase of treasury stock

    (5,953 )    

Cash proceeds from issuance of Class B common stock

        500  

Class A partnership units and other equity purchased

    (90 )    

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    (53,797 )   (247,137 )

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents

    924     1,387  

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

    (70,309 )   (145,018 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    197,944     303,024  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 127,635   $ 158,006  

Supplemental cash flow disclosure:

             

Cash paid during the period for:

   
 
   
 
 

Income taxes

  $ 11,904   $ 2,228  

Other non-cash activity

             

Initial establishment of deferred tax assets, net of amounts payable under tax receivable agreement

  $   $ 10,854  

Capitalized offering costs paid in prior or subsequent period

  $   $ 6,180  

Tax benefit related to settlement of appreciation units

  $   $ 4,308  

Establishment of deferred tax asset related to reorganization

  $   $ 3,261  

Increase in deferred tax asset related to IPO

  $   $ 1,302  

Other non-cash distributions

  $   $ 1,105  

Class A Partnership Units or other equity converted into Class A Common Stock

  $ 3,644   $  

Dividend equivalents issued

  $ 1,339   $  

Net tax benefit from the delivery of restricted stock units and payments of dividend equivalents

  $ 47   $  

   

See notes to the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements (unaudited).

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Condensed Consolidated and Combined Statements of Changes in Equity

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
  Shares    
   
   
   
   
   
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
  Retained
Earnings
(Accumulated
Deficit)
   
   
   
 
 
  Class A
Common
Stock
  Class B
Common
Stock
  Treasury
Stock
  Class A
Common
Stock
  Class B
Common
Stock
  Treasury
Stock
  Additional
Paid-In
Capital
  Parent
Company
Investment
  Noncontrolling
Interests
  Total
Equity
 

Balance as of January 1, 2015

    19,770,893     31,621,542       $ 198   $ 316   $   $ 136,896   $ (24,118 ) $   $ 85   $ 61,008     174,385  

Net income (loss)

                                12,467             34,349     46,816  

Equity-based compensation

    81,608     (5,300 )       1             18,605                 1,912     20,518  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

                                        570     996     1,566  

Dividends and distributions

                            1,339     (9,298 )           (39,795 )   (47,754 )

Treasury Stock Purchases

            (192,660 )           (5,953 )                       (5,953 )

Class A Partnership Units and other equity purchased or converted into Class A Common Stock

    501,259     (213,569 )       5     (2 )       4,203                 (652 )   3,554  

Net tax benefit from the delivery of restricted stock units and payment of dividend equivalents

                            47                     47  

Balance as of June 30, 2015

    20,353,760     31,402,673     (192,660 ) $ 204   $ 314   $ (5,953 ) $ 161,090   $ (20,949 ) $   $ 655   $ 57,818   $ 193,179  

Balance as of January 1, 2014

              $   $   $   $   $   $ 308,444   $ 926   $   $ 309,370  

Net income (loss)

                                    29,768             29,768  

Net cash distributions to Parent

                                    (80,983 )           (80,983 )

Equity-based compensation

                                    13,834             13,834  

Equity-based contributions to joint venture and Parent's advisory board

                                    1,223             1,223  

Pre-offering distribution to partners

                                    (195,017 )           (195,017 )

Other non-cash distributions

                                    (1,105 )           (1,105 )

Other comprehensive income

                                        1         1  

Establishment of deferred tax asset related to reorganization

                            3,261                     3,261  

Reorganization of equity structure

    7,699,851             77             12,475         (76,164 )       63,612      

Issuance of Class B common stock

        36,158,698             362         138                     500  

Balance post-reorganization

    7,699,851     36,158,698         77     362         15,874             927     63,612     80,852  

Issuance of Class A common stock in connection with IPO

    7,483,442             75             162,032                     162,107  

Net income (loss)

                                (19,010 )           (49,276 )   (68,286 )

Distributions of IPO proceeds to partners

                            (139,429 )                   (139,429 )

Equity-based compensation

    80,360             1             27,583                 64,820     92,404  

Equity-based contributions to joint venture and global advisory board

                            5,504                 123     5,627  

Initial establishment of deferred tax assets, net of amounts payable under tax receivable agreement

                            10,854                     10,854  

Increase in deferred tax asset related to IPO                  

                            1,302                     1,302  

Tax benefit related to settlement of appreciation units

                            4,308                     4,308  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

                                        482     1,231     1,713  

Other

                                            (495 )   (495 )

Balance as of June 30, 2014

    15,263,653     36,158,698       $ 153   $ 362   $   $ 88,028   $ (19,010 ) $   $ 1,409   $ 80,015   $ 150,957  

   

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

1. ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

        The accompanying condensed consolidated and combined financial statements include the accounts and operations of Moelis & Company since its initial public offering ("IPO") in April of 2014, along with the historical carved out accounts and operations of the advisory business of Moelis & Company Holdings LP (the "Parent" or "Old Holdings") prior to Moelis & Company's IPO (Moelis & Company and the advisory business of the Parent are referred to as the "Company," "we," "our," or "us").

        Prior to the Company's IPO, the Parent operated as a Delaware limited partnership that commenced operations on May 1, 2007. The general partner of the Parent was Moelis & Company Holdings GP LLC. The sole member of Moelis & Company Holdings GP LLC was Moelis & Company Manager LLC ("Manager"), which was wholly-owned by certain co-founding partners. In April of 2014, Old Holdings reorganized its business in connection with the IPO of 7,475,000 shares of Moelis & Company Class A common stock. Following the reorganization, the advisory business is now held under Moelis & Company Group LP ("Group LP"), a U.S. Delaware limited partnership, and Group LP is controlled by Moelis & Company. The net assets associated with the advisory operations were distributed to Group LP at their carrying amounts. The details of the reorganization and IPO are described further in Note 4.

        The Company's activities as an investment banking advisory firm constitute a single business segment offering clients, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors, a range of advisory services with expertise across all major industries in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters.

        Basis of Presentation—The condensed consolidated and combined financial statements of Moelis & Company include its partnership interests in Group LP, its equity interest in the sole general partner of Group LP, Moelis & Company Group GP LLC ("Group GP"), and its interests in its subsidiaries. Moelis & Company will operate and control all of the business and affairs of Group LP and its operating entity subsidiaries indirectly through its equity interest in Group GP. The Company operates through the following subsidiaries:

    Moelis & Company LLC ("Moelis U.S."), a Delaware limited liability company, a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA").

    Moelis & Company International Holdings LLC ("Moelis International"), a Delaware limited liability company, owns the following entities:

    Moelis & Company UK LLP ("Moelis UK"), a limited liability partnership registered under the laws of England and Wales. In addition to the United Kingdom, Moelis UK maintains operations through the following branches:

    Moelis & Company UK LLP, French Branch (French branch) (previously operated as a subsidiary named Moelis & Company France SAS through June 4, 2015)

    Moelis & Company Europe Limited, Frankfurt am Main (German branch)

    Moelis & Company UK LLP, DIFC Branch (Dubai branch)

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

1. ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (Continued)

      50% of Moelis Australia Holdings PTY Limited ("Moelis Australia Holdings", or the "Australian JV"), a joint venture with Magic Trust Trustee PTY Limited (the "Trust").

      Moelis & Company Asia Limited ("Moelis Asia"), a limited company incorporated in Hong Kong licensed under the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance to provide financial advisory services. In addition to Hong Kong, Moelis Asia maintains operations in Beijing China through Moelis & Company Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited.

      Moelis & Company India Private Limited, a private limited company incorporated in Mumbai, India.

      Moelis & Company Assessoria Financeira Ltda. ("Moelis Brazil"), a limited liability company incorporated in São Paulo, Brazil.

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

        Basis of Accounting—The Company prepared the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). As permitted by the interim reporting rules and regulations set forth by the SEC, the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements presented exclude certain financial information and footnote disclosures normally included in audited financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In the opinion of the Company's management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated and combined financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary to fairly present the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated and combined financial statements. These unaudited condensed consolidated and combined financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated and combined audited financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

        Consolidation—The Company's policy is to consolidate (i) entities in which it has a controlling financial interest, (ii) variable interest entities where the Company has a variable interest and is deemed to be the primary beneficiary and (iii) limited partnerships where the Company is the general partner, unless the presumption of control is overcome. When the Company does not have a controlling interest in an entity, but exerts significant influence over the entity's operating and financial decisions, the Company applies the equity method of accounting in which it records in earnings its share of income or losses of the entity. All intercompany balances and transactions with the Company's subsidiaries have been eliminated in consolidation.

        Use of Estimates—The preparation of condensed consolidated and combined financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically, and the effects of revisions are reflected in the period in which they are determined to be necessary.

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Moelis & Company

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

        In preparing the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements, management makes estimates and assumptions regarding:

    the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts;

    the realization of deferred taxes;

    the measurement of equity-based compensation; and

    other matters that affect the reported amounts and disclosures of contingencies in the financial statements.

        Cash and Cash Equivalents—Cash and cash equivalents include all short-term highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and have original maturities of three months or less from the date of purchase.

        As of June 30, 2015, the Company had cash equivalents of $75,061 (December 31, 2014: $128,739) invested primarily in government securities money market funds. Additionally, as of June 30, 2015, the Company had cash of $52,574 (December 31, 2014: $69,205) maintained in U.S. and non-U.S. bank accounts, of which most U.S. bank account balances exceeded the FDIC coverage limit of $250.

        Restricted Cash—The Company held cash of $908 and $833 as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, in restricted collateral deposits primarily held by certain non-U.S. subsidiaries.

        Receivables—The accompanying condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition present accounts receivable balances net of allowance for doubtful accounts based on the Company's assessment of the collectability of customer accounts.

        The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts that, in management's opinion, provides for an adequate reserve to cover losses that may be incurred. The Company regularly reviews the allowance by considering factors such as historical experience, credit quality, age of the accounts receivable, and the current economic conditions that may affect a customer's ability to pay such amounts owed to the Company.

        After concluding that a reserved accounts receivable is no longer collectible, the Company will charge-off the receivable. This is determined based on several factors including the age of the accounts receivable and the credit worthiness of the customer. This has the effect of reducing both the gross receivable and the allowance for doubtful accounts.

        Deferred Compensation—Deferred compensation costs represent arrangements with certain employees whereby cash payments are subject to a required period of service subsequent to payment by the Company. These amounts are charged to expenses over the period that the employee is required to provide services in order to vest in the payment.

        Financial Instruments at Fair Value—Fair value is generally based on quoted prices, however if quoted market prices are not available, fair value is determined based on other relevant factors, including dealer price quotations, price activity for equivalent instruments and valuation pricing models. The Company established a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes and ranks the level of market price

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(Unaudited)

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2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

observability used in measuring financial instruments at fair value. Market price observability is affected by a number of factors, including the type of instrument, the characteristics specific to the instrument and the state of the marketplace (including the existence and transparency of transactions between market participants). Financial instruments with readily-available actively quoted prices or for which fair value can be measured from actively-quoted prices in an orderly market will generally have a higher degree of market price observability and a lesser degree of judgment used in measuring fair value.

        Financial instruments measured and reported at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories (from highest to lowest) based on inputs:

    Level 1—Quoted prices (unadjusted) are available in active markets for identical instruments that the Company has the ability to access as of the reporting date. The Company, to the extent that it holds such instruments, does not adjust the quoted price for these instruments, even in situations in which the Company holds a large position and a sale could reasonably affect the quoted price.

    Level 2—Pricing inputs are observable for the instruments, either directly or indirectly, as of the reporting date, but are not the same as those used in Level 1. Fair value is determined through the use of models or other valuation methodologies.

    Level 3—Pricing inputs are unobservable for the instruments and include situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the investments. The inputs into the determination of fair value require significant judgment or estimation by the Company's management.

        In certain cases, the inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy. In such cases, the determination of which category within the fair value hierarchy is appropriate for any given investment is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company's assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, and considers factors specific to the instrument.

        For level 3 investments in which pricing inputs are unobservable and limited market activity exists, management's determination of fair value is based on the best information available, may incorporate management's own assumptions and involves a significant degree of judgment.

        Equity Method Investments—The Company accounts for its equity method investments under the equity method of accounting as the Company does not control these entities but has the ability to exercise significant influence. The amounts recorded on the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements of financial condition reflects the Company's share of contributions made to, distributions received from, and the equity earnings and losses of, the investments. The Company reflects its share of gains and losses of the investment in income (loss) from equity method investments in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

        Equipment and Leasehold Improvements—Office equipment and furniture and fixtures are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation, which is determined using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, ranging from three to seven years, respectively. Leasehold improvements are stated at cost less accumulated amortization, which is determined using the straight-line method over the lesser of the term of the lease or the estimated useful life of the asset.

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        Major renewals and improvements are capitalized and minor replacements, maintenance and repairs are charged to expenses as incurred. Upon retirement or disposal of assets, the cost and related accumulated depreciation or amortization are removed from the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition and any gain or loss is reflected in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

        Deferred Tax Asset and Amount Due Pursuant to Tax Receivable Agreement—In conjunction with the IPO, the Company is treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as having directly purchased Class A partnership units in Group LP from the existing unitholders. In the future, additional Group LP Class A partnership units may be exchanged for shares of Class A common stock in the Company. The initial purchase and these future exchanges are expected to result in an increase in the tax basis of Group LP's assets attributable to the Company's interest in Group LP. These increases in the tax basis of Group LP's assets attributable to the Company's interest in Group LP would not have been available but for this initial purchase and future exchanges. Such increases in tax basis are likely to increase (for tax purposes) depreciation and amortization deductions and therefore reduce the amount of income tax the Company would otherwise be required to pay in the future. As a result, the Company records a deferred tax asset for such increase in tax basis.

        The Company has entered into a tax receivable agreement with its eligible Managing Directors that will provide for the payment by the Company to its eligible Managing Directors of 85% of the amount of cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, state and local income tax or franchise tax that the Company actually realizes as a result of (a) the increases in tax basis attributable to exchanges by its eligible Managing Directors and (b) tax benefits related to imputed interest deemed to be paid by the Company as a result of this tax receivable agreement. The Company expects to benefit from the remaining 15% of cash savings, if any, in income tax that it realizes and record any such estimated tax benefits as an increase to additional paid-in-capital. For purposes of the tax receivable agreement, cash savings in income tax will be computed by comparing the Company's actual income tax liability to the amount of such taxes that it would have been required to pay had there been no increase to the tax basis of the tangible and intangible assets of Group LP as a result of the exchanges and had it not entered into the tax receivable agreement. The term of the tax receivable agreement commenced upon consummation of the IPO and will continue until all such tax benefits have been utilized or expired, unless the Company exercises its right to terminate the tax receivable agreement for an amount based on an agreed value of payments remaining to be made under the agreement. The Company has recorded the estimated tax benefits related to the increase in tax basis and imputed interest as a result of the initial purchase described above as a deferred tax asset in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The amount due to its eligible Managing Directors related to the tax receivable agreement as a result of the initial purchase described above is recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The amounts recorded for the deferred tax asset and the liability for our obligations under the tax receivable agreement are estimates. Any adjustments to our estimates subsequent to their initial establishment will be included in net income (loss). Future exchanges of Class A partnership units in Group LP for Class A common shares in the Company will be accounted for in a similar manner.

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

        Revenue and Expense Recognition—The Company recognizes revenues from providing advisory services when earned and collection is reasonably assured. Upfront fees are recognized over the estimated period that the related services are performed. Transaction-related fees are recognized when all services for a transaction have been provided, specified conditions have been met and the transaction closes. Underwriting revenues are recognized when the offering is deemed complete and is presented net of related expenses. Deferred revenues are recorded for fees received that have not yet been earned. Expenses are reflected on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations, net of client reimbursements. Reimbursable expenses billed to clients totaled $2,998 and $2,217 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $5,871 and $4,727 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

        Equity-based Compensation—The Company recognizes the cost of employee services received in exchange for an equity instrument award. The cost is based on its grant-date fair value amortized over the service period required by the award's vesting terms. Prior to the Company's IPO, the measurement of the grant-date fair value required the Company's Parent to make estimates about its future operating results and the appropriate risk- adjusted discount rates. The methods used to estimate the fair value of equity- based compensation generally included the market approach and the income approach, each of which involve a significant degree of judgment. Under the market approach, fair value is determined with reference to observable valuation measures for comparable companies (e.g., multiplying a key performance metric of the comparable company by a relevant valuation multiple—adjusted for differences between the Company's Parent and the referenced comparable). Under the income approach, fair value is determined by converting future amounts (e.g., cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted) using current expectations about those future amounts. Subsequent to the Company's IPO, the grant-date fair value of equity awards is based on quoted market prices at the time of grant. The Company recognizes such amounts in compensation and benefits expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations and as an increase to equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition and changes in equity. The Company records as treasury stock shares repurchased from its employees for the purpose of settling tax liabilities incurred upon the vesting of restricted stock units. The Company records dividend equivalent payments, net of forfeitures, on outstanding restricted stock units as a dividend payment and a charge to equity. See Note 9 for further discussion.

        For the purposes of calculating diluted net income (loss) per share to holders of Class A common stock, unvested service-based awards are included in the diluted weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding using the treasury stock method. See Note 8 for further discussion.

        The Company generally permits a retiring employee to retain and not forfeit certain qualifying incentive RSUs granted during employment if at retirement the employee (i) is at least 54 years old and (ii) has provided at least 8 consecutive years of service to the Company. Any such RSUs will continue to vest on their applicable vesting schedule, subject to noncompetition and other terms. Over time a greater number of employees may become retirement eligible and the related requisite service period over which we will expense these awards will be shorter than the stated vesting period.

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

        Income Taxes—Prior to the Company's reorganization and IPO of Moelis & Company, the Company had been primarily subject to the New York City unincorporated business tax ("UBT") and certain other foreign, state and local taxes as applicable. The Company's operations were historically comprised of entities that are organized as limited liability companies and limited partnerships. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, taxes related to income earned by these entities represent obligations of the individual partners and members and have historically not been reflected in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. In connection with the Company's reorganization and IPO, the Company became subject to U.S. corporate federal and state income tax on its allocable share of results of operations from Group LP.

        The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740, "Accounting for Income Taxes" ("ASC 740"), which requires the recognition of tax benefits or expenses on temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of its assets and liabilities by applying the enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Such net tax effects on temporary differences are reflected on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition as deferred tax assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when the Company believes that it is more-likely-than-not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

        ASC 740-10 prescribes a two-step approach for the recognition and measurement of tax benefits associated with the positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return that affect amounts reported in the financial statements. The Company has reviewed and will continue to review the conclusions reached regarding uncertain tax positions, which may be subject to review and adjustment at a later date based on ongoing analyses of tax laws, regulations and interpretations thereof. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, no unrecognized tax benefit was recorded. To the extent that the Company's assessment of the conclusions reached regarding uncertain tax positions changes as a result of the evaluation of new information, such change in estimate will be recorded in the period in which such determination is made. The Company reports income tax-related interest and penalties, if applicable, as a component of income tax expense. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, no such amounts were recorded.

        Foreign Currency Translation—Assets and liabilities held in non-U.S. dollar denominated (functional) currencies are translated into U.S. dollars at exchange rates in effect at the end of the reporting period. Revenues and expenses are translated at average exchange rates during the reporting period. A charge or credit is recorded to other comprehensive income to reflect the translation of these amounts to the extent the non-U.S. currency is designated the functional currency of the subsidiary. Non-functional currency related transaction gains and losses are immediately recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

3. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

        In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" ("ASU 2014-09"). ASU 2014-09 requires a company to recognize revenue in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for services provided. The

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amendment requires enhanced disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows from contracts with customers. The amendments in this update are effective prospectively during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption prohibited. The Company is currently assessing the impact the adoption of ASU 2014-09 will have on its condensed consolidated and combined financial statements.

        In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-01, "Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items" ("ASU 2015-01"). ASU 2015-01 eliminates the concept of extraordinary items under U.S. GAAP. The amendments in this update are effective prospectively during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. The amendments may also be applied retrospectively to all prior periods in the financial statements. The adoption of ASU 2015-01 will not have a material impact on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined financial statements.

        In February 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-02, "Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis" ("ASU No. 2015-02") to provide consolidation guidance for limited partnerships, limited liability companies and securitization structures. In addition to reducing the number of consolidation models, the new standard places more emphasis on risk of loss when determining a controlling financial interest. ASU No. 2015-02 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. The adoption of ASU 2015-02 will not have a material impact on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined financial statements.

4. BUSINESS CHANGES AND DEVELOPMENTS

Moelis Brazil

        In August 2014, the Company established Moelis Brazil, a new corporate entity located in São Paulo, Brazil for the purpose of providing investment banking advisory services to clients in Brazil and increasing the global reach of the Company. The Company owns a 94% interest in Moelis Brazil and the remaining 6% is owned by senior bankers of the newly formed entity. As the majority owner of Moelis Brazil, the Company consolidates its financial results.

Reorganization and Initial Public Offering

        In April 2014, Old Holdings reorganized its business in connection with the IPO of Class A common stock by Moelis & Company, a newly-formed Delaware corporation. Following the reorganization, the advisory operations are owned by Group LP and Group LP is controlled by Moelis & Company. The shareholders are entitled to receive a portion of the economics of the operations through their direct ownership interests in shares of Class A common stock of Moelis & Company. The existing owners of Group LP will continue to receive the majority of the economics of the operations, as noncontrolling interest holders, primarily through direct and indirect ownership interests in Group LP partnership units. As a corporation, Moelis & Company is subject to United States federal and state corporate income taxes, which results in a material increase in the applicable tax rates and current tax expense incurred post reorganization.

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

4. BUSINESS CHANGES AND DEVELOPMENTS (Continued)

        Group LP has one principal class of units, Class A partnership units. Group LP issued Class A partnership units to Moelis & Company and to certain existing holders of Old Holdings units. Following the reorganization, each Group LP Class A partnership unit (not held by Moelis & Company or its subsidiaries) is exchangeable into one share of Moelis & Company Class A common stock. In addition, Group LP issued Class B partnership units to Moelis & Company. The Class B partnership units correspond with the economic rights of shares of Moelis & Company Class B common stock. The economic rights of Class B common stock are based on the ratio of the Class B subscription price to the initial public offering price of shares of Class A common stock (.00055 to 1), and the aggregate number of shares of Class B common stock may be converted to Class A common stock (up to a maximum of 20,000 shares). Holders of shares of Class B common stock are entitled to receive dividends of the same type as any dividends payable on outstanding shares of Class A common stock at a ratio of .00055 to 1.

        Group LP Class A partnership unitholders have no voting rights by virtue of their ownership of Group LP Class A partnership units, except for the limited rights described in Group LP's Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership. Moelis & Company Partner Holdings LP holds all shares of Class B common stock, enabling it initially to exercise majority voting control over Moelis & Company. Among other items, Class B common stock contains a condition (the "Class B Condition") that calls for Mr. Moelis to maintain a defined minimum equity stake. So long as the Class B Condition is satisfied, each share of Class B common stock entitles its holder to ten votes for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders. Shares of Class B common stock are generally not transferrable and, if transferred other than in the limited circumstances set forth in Moelis & Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, such shares shall automatically convert into a number of shares of Class A common stock, or dollar equivalent, set forth in Moelis & Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. Upon failure of the Class B Condition, each share of Class B common stock will have one vote for each share held. Each share of Class B common stock may, at the option of the holder, be converted into a number of shares of Class A common stock, or dollar set forth in Moelis & Company's Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

        In connection with the reorganization and IPO described above, several transactions took place which impacted the Company's condensed consolidated and combined financial statements including the following:

    A pre-offering distribution to the partners of Old Holdings of $195,017 reflected within financing activities in the consolidated and combined statements of cash flows and in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of changes in equity;

    The purchase by Moelis & Company of Class A partnership units directly from Group LP with the proceeds of the IPO. The proceeds received related to the issuance of Class A common stock in connection with the IPO is recorded net of underwriting discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Net cash received of $168,287 during the six months ended June 30, 2014 is reflected within financing activities in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of cash flows. Net proceeds recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of

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      changes in equity of $162,107 during the period ended June 30, 2014, adjusts for IPO related expenses paid during 2013 and any accruals remaining as of June 30, 2014;

    The one-time cash distribution of $139,429 by Group LP to the partners of Old Holdings of a portion of the proceeds arising from the sale of Class A partnership units to Moelis & Company is reflected within financing activities in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of cash flows and in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of changes in equity;

    The tax impact associated with the one-time cash distribution to certain partners of Old Holdings is treated as an acquisition for U.S. federal income tax purposes of Class A partnership units in Group LP from certain partners of Old Holdings. This transaction resulted in a deferred tax asset of which approximately $60,946 is attributable to exchanges by certain of the partners of Old Holdings who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, 85% (or $51,804) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to certain partners of Old Holdings over the next 15 years and is recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The remaining $10,854 of the tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

    Expenses related to the reorganization and IPO recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2014 include the following:

    $87,601 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by Managing Directors. Excluded from this acceleration was $10,349 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of equity held by Managing Directors during the three months ended March 31, 2014 which was subsequently accelerated upon completion of the IPO;

    $379 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of RSUs granted in connection with the IPO (excludes expense associated with RSUs granted at the time of the IPO in connection with 2013 equity incentive compensation); amortization expense of RSUs granted in connection with the IPO will be recognized over a five year vesting period;

    $952 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of stock options granted in connection with the IPO; amortization expense of stock options granted in connection with the IPO will be recognized over a five year vesting period;

    $4,014 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the issuance of cash (expense of $2,004) and fully vested shares of Class A common stock (expense of $2,010) in settlement of appreciation rights issued in prior years;

    $1,240 of professional fees expense associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by non-employee members of Moelis & Company's Global Advisory Board; and

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      $4,916 of expenses associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by employees of the Australian JV. Half of the expenses associated with acceleration of equity held by employees of the Australian JV is included in other expenses and the other half is included in income (loss) from equity method investments.

Secondary Offering

        In November 2014, the Company completed a secondary offering of 6,325,000 shares of Class A common stock in order to facilitate organized liquidity and increase the public float of its Class A common stock. In connection with the offering, the shares of Class A common stock outstanding of the Company increased by 4,511,058 shares as a result of the Company acquiring additional Class A partnership units in Group LP. The Company did not retain any proceeds from the secondary offering.

        This transaction is treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as an acquisition of Class A partnership units in Group LP from certain partners of Group LP, which resulted in a deferred tax asset of which approximately $80,117 is attributable to exchanges by certain partners of Group LP who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to the tax receivable agreement, 85% (or $68,099) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to certain partners of Group LP over the next 15 years and is recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The remaining tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

5. EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENTS

Investment in Joint Venture

        On April 1, 2010, the Company entered into a 50-50 joint venture in Moelis Australia Holdings, investing a combination of cash and certain net assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Moelis Australia, in exchange for its interests. The remaining 50% is owned by an Australian trust established by and for the benefit of Moelis Australia senior executives.

        For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, losses of $33 and $2,851 were recorded on this investment, respectively, and for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, $279 of income and $4,071 of loss was recorded on this investment, respectively.

        During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company made a cash contribution to Moelis Australia Holdings in the amount of $4,180. The Company treated this contribution as an increase in equity method investments in the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements.

Other Equity Method Investment

        In June 2014, the Company made an investment of $265 into a general partner entity which invests third-party funds and is controlled by a related party, Moelis Asset Management LP. The Company has determined that it should account for this investment as an equity method investment on its condensed consolidated and combined financial statements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, $228 and $2,781 of income was recorded on this investment, respectively.

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(Unaudited)

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5. EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENTS (Continued)

        During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company received cash distributions from this entity in the amount of $1,094.

6. EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS

        Equipment and leasehold improvements, net consist of the following:

 
  June 30,
2015
  December 31,
2014
 

Office equipment

  $ 10,173   $ 9,387  

Furniture and fixtures

    2,820     2,258  

Leasehold improvements

    6,536     5,931  

Total

    19,529     17,576  

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

    (11,392 )   (10,238 )

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

  $ 8,137   $ 7,338  

        Depreciation and amortization expenses for fixed assets totaled $688 and $519 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $1,308 and $1,053 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

7. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

        The Company established a fair value hierarchy which prioritizes and ranks the level of market price observability used in measuring investments at fair value. Financial instruments measured and reported at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories (from highest to lowest) based on inputs:

    Level 1—Quoted prices (unadjusted) are available in active markets for identical instruments that the Company has the ability to access as of the reporting date. The Company, to the extent that it holds such instruments, does not adjust the quoted price for these instruments, even in situations in which the Company holds a large position and a sale could reasonably affect the quoted price.

    Level 2—Pricing inputs are observable for the instruments, either directly or indirectly, as of the reporting date, but are not the same as those used in Level 1. Fair value is determined through the use of models or other valuation methodologies. The estimated fair values of government securities money markets and U.S. Treasury Bills classified in Level 2 as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 are based on quoted prices for recent trading activity in identical or similar instruments. The Company generally invests in U.S. Treasury Bills with maturities of less than six months.

    Level 3—Pricing inputs are unobservable for the instruments and include situations in which there is little, if any, market activity for the investments. The inputs into the determination of fair value require significant judgment or estimation by the Company's management.

        See Note 2 for further information on the Company's fair value hierarchy.

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7. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS (Continued)

        The following tables summarize the levels of the fair value hierarchy into which the Company's financial assets and liabilities fall as of June 30, 2015:

 
  Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3  

Financial assets:

                         

Included in cash and cash equivalents

                         

Government securities money market

  $ 75,061   $   $ 75,061   $  

Investments

                         

U.S. treasury bills

    26,995         26,995      

Total financial assets

  $ 102,056   $   $ 102,056   $  

        The following table summarizes the levels of the fair value hierarchy into which the Company's financial assets fall as of December 31, 2014:

 
  Total   Level 1   Level 2   Level 3  

Financial assets:

                         

Included in cash and cash equivalents

                         

Government securities money market

  $ 128,739   $   $ 128,739   $  

Investments

                         

U.S. treasury bills

    39,997         39,997      

Total financial assets

  $ 168,736   $   $ 168,736   $  

        The Company's methodology for reclassifications impacting the fair value hierarchy is that transfers in/out of the respective category are reported at fair value as of the beginning of the period in which the reclassification occurred. There were no investments classified as Level 3 as of June 30, 2015. The changes to the Company's investment classified as Level 3 are as follows for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

 
  Common Stock  

January 1, 2014

  $ 1,904  

Non-cash settlement of customer receivable

    1,000  

Distribution to Parent

    (2,904 )

June 30, 2014

  $  

Unrealized gains (losses) related to investment still held as of June 30, 2014

  $  

        There were no transfers between Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 during the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

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Investment Risk Factors and Concentration of Investments

        The Company's financial instruments are subject to the following risk factors:

    Market Risk

        Market risk represents the loss that can be caused by a change in the fair value of a financial instrument.

    Currency Risk

        The Company is exposed to the risk that the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies may have an adverse effect on the reported value of the Company's non-U.S. dollar denominated or based assets and liabilities.

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8. NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CLASS A COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

        The calculations of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to holders of shares of Class A common stock for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 are presented below.

 
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,  
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Numerator:

                         

Net income (loss) attributable to holders of shares of Class A common stock—basic

  $ 7,131   $ (19,010 ) $ 12,467   $ (19,010 )

Add (deduct) dilutive effect of:

                         

Noncontrolling interests related to Class A partnership units

      (a)     (a)     (a)     (a)

Net income (loss) attributable to holders of shares of Class A common stock—diluted

  $ 7,131   $ (19,010 ) $ 12,467   $ (19,010 )

Denominator:

                         

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding—basic

    19,978,108     15,263,653     19,961,286     15,263,653  

Add (deduct) dilutive effect of:

                         

Noncontrolling interests related to Class A partnership units

      (a)     (a)     (a)     (a)

Weighted average number of incremental shares issuable from unvested restricted stock, RSUs and stock options, as calculated using the treasury stock method

    1,110,112 (b)     (b)   1,182,875 (b)     (b)

Weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding—diluted

    21,088,220     15,263,653     21,144,161     15,263,653  

Net income (loss) per share attributable to holders of shares of Class A common stock

                         

Basic

  $ 0.36   $ (1.25 ) $ 0.62   $ (1.25 )

Diluted

  $ 0.34   $ (1.25 ) $ 0.59   $ (1.25 )

The allocation of income (loss) to Class A shareholders only began following the IPO closing on April 22, 2014.

We have not included the impact of Class B common stock because these shares are entitled to an insignificant amount of economic participation.

(a)
Class A partnership units may be exchanged for Moelis & Company Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis, subject to applicable lock-up, vesting and transfer restrictions. If all Class A partnership units were to be exchanged for Class A common stock, fully diluted Class A common stock outstanding would be 55,248,459 and 54,717,470 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and 55,321,222 and 54,717,470 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. In computing the dilutive effect, if any, that the aforementioned exchange would have on net income (loss) per share, net income (loss) available to holders of Class A common stock would be adjusted due to the elimination of the noncontrolling interests in consolidated entities associated with the Group LP Class A partnership units (including any tax impact). For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, such exchange is not reflected in diluted net income (loss) per share as the assumed exchange is not dilutive.

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

8. NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO CLASS A COMMON SHAREHOLDERS (Continued)

(b)
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, certain shares of Moelis & Company's Class A common stock assumed to be issued pursuant to certain RSUs as calculated using the treasury stock method were antidilutive and therefore have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Moelis & Company. During the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 the additional weighted average amount of RSUs that would have been included in this calculation if the effect were dilutive would have been 1,701,845 and 432,400 units, respectively, and 1,012,501 and 432,400 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014, respectively. Antidilution in the prior year is the result of the Company producing a loss for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

9. EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION

Partnership Units

        Prior to the Company's restructuring and IPO, the Parent's ownership structure was comprised of common partners (principally outside investors) holding units and employees holding units, which collectively represented the partnership interests in the Parent and evidence of the right to receive distributions and allocations of net profit and losses as defined in the Parent Limited Partnership Agreement. The common partners contributed capital to the Parent and are not subject to vesting. Units granted to Managing Directors upon joining the Company and as part of annual incentive compensation generally vested based on service over five to eight years. Certain non-Managing Director employees were granted units as part of their incentive arrangements and these units generally vest based on service ratably over four years. In connection with the Company's restructuring and IPO, substantially all of the Managing Director partner equity subject to vesting had been accelerated. Units granted to non-Managing Director employees were not accelerated in connection with the Company's restructuring and IPO and continue to vest based on the original terms of the grant.

        In connection with the reorganization and IPO, Group LP issued Class A partnership units to Moelis & Company and to certain existing holders of Old Holdings. Following the reorganization, a Group LP Class A partnership unit (not held by Moelis & Company or its subsidiaries) is exchangeable into one share of Moelis & Company Class A common stock and represents the Company's noncontrolling interests. As of June 30, 2015, partners held 33,977,246 Group LP partnership units, 646,684 of which were unvested and will continue to vest over their service life.

        In relation to the vesting of units, the Company recognized compensation expenses of $846 and $88,939 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and expenses of $1,912 and $99,949 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. As of June 30, 2015, there was $7,638 of unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested Class A partnership units. The Company expects to recognize the unrecognized compensation expense at June 30, 2015, over a weighted-average period of 2.6 years, using the graded vesting method.

2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan

        In connection with the IPO, the Company adopted the Moelis & Company 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "Plan") to provide additional incentives to selected officers, employees, Managing Directors, non-employee directors, independent contractors, partners, senior advisors and consultants.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

9. EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION (Continued)

The Plan provides for the issuance of incentive stock options ("ISOs"), nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights ("SARs"), restricted stock, RSUs, stock bonuses, other stock-based awards and cash awards.

        In the first quarter of 2015, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of shares of Class A common stock of the Company and/or Class A partnership units of Group LP with no expiration date. Under this share repurchase program, shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The timing and the actual number of shares repurchased will be opportunistic and measured in nature and will depend on a variety of factors, including price and market conditions. As of June 30, 2015, approximately $21 million of shares remain that may yet be purchased under the program.

Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

        Pursuant to the Plan and in connection with the Company's annual compensation process and ongoing hiring process, the Company has issued 2,369,571 RSUs in 2015 which generally vest over a service life of four to five years. For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recognized expenses of $10,148 and $3,327 respectively, and expenses of $16,572 and $3,327 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, in relation to these awards.

        The following table summarizes activity related to restricted stock and RSUs for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

 
  Restricted Stock & RSUs  
 
  2015   2014  
 
  Number of
Shares
  Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
  Number of
Shares
  Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
 

Unvested Balance at January 1,

    2,473,624   $ 25.86       $  

Granted

    2,369,571     32.13     2,227,916     25.01  

Forfeited

    (21,149 )   30.32     (60 )   25.00  

Vested

    (82,236 )   27.14     (2,000 )   25.00  

Unvested Balance at June 30,

    4,739,810   $ 28.83     2,225,856   $ 25.01  

        As of June 30, 2015, the total compensation expense related to unvested restricted stock and RSUs not yet recognized was $93,626. The Company assumes a forfeiture rate of 3% annually based on expected turnover and periodically reassesses this rate. The weighted-average period over which this compensation expense is expected to be recognized at June 30, 2015 is 2.9 years.

        During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company repurchased 192,660 shares pursuant to the Company's share repurchase program, as well as shares repurchased from its employees for the purpose of settling tax liabilities incurred upon the vesting of RSUs. The result of the repurchases was an increase in treasury stock of $5,953 on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined statement of financial condition as of June 30, 2015.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

9. EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION (Continued)

Stock Options

        Pursuant to the Plan, the Company issued 3,501,881 stock options in 2014 which vest over a five-year period. The Company estimated the fair value of stock option awards at grant using the Black-Scholes valuation model with the following assumptions:

 
  Assumptions  

Expected life (in years)

    6  

Weighted-average risk free interest rate

    1.91 %

Expected volatility

    35 %

Dividend yield

    2.72 %

Weighted-average fair value at grant date

  $ 6.70  

        On November 24, 2014 the Company paid a special dividend of $1.00 per share to common stock holders of record as of November 10, 2014. As required under Section 5 of the Company's 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan, the Compensation Committee of the Company's Board of Directors equitably reduced the exercise price of the Company's outstanding options to purchase common stock by $1.00 from $25.00 per share to $24.00 per share.

        The following table summarizes activity related to stock options for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

 
  Stock Options Outstanding  
 
  2015   2014  
 
  Number
Outstanding
  Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
Per Share
  Number
Outstanding
  Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
Per Share
 

Outstanding at January 1,

    3,296,906   $ 24.00       $  

Grants

            3,501,881     24.00  

Exercises

                24.00  

Forfeiture or expirations

    (146,977 )   24.00     (23,375 )   24.00  

Outstanding at June 30,

    3,149,929   $ 24.00     3,478,506   $ 24.00  

        For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company recognized expenses of $975 and $952, respectively, and expenses of $2,034 and $952 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, in relation to these stock options. As of June 30, 2015, the total compensation expense related to unvested stock options not yet recognized was $13,240. The Company assumes a forfeiture rate of 3% annually based on expected turnover and periodically reassesses this rate. This compensation expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 3.3 years.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

10. STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY

Class A Common Stock

IPO and Reorganization

        In April 2014, the Company issued 15,263,653 shares of Class A common stock as follows:

    7,699,851 shares in connection with the reorganization;

    7,475,000 shares in connection with the IPO; and

    88,802 shares in connection with the settlement of appreciation rights issued in prior years.

Secondary Offering

        In November 2014, the Company completed a secondary offering of 6,325,000 shares of Class A common stock in order to facilitate organized liquidity and increase the public float of its Class A common stock. In connection with the offering, the shares of Class A common stock outstanding of the Company increased by 4,511,058 shares as a result of the Company acquiring additional Class A partnership units in Group LP. The Company did not retain any proceeds from the secondary offering.

        As of June 30, 2015, 20,353,760 shares of Class A common stock were issued and 20,161,100 shares were outstanding.

Class B Common Stock

        In conjunction with Moelis & Company's IPO of its Class A common stock, the Company issued 36,158,698 shares of Class B common stock. The economic rights of Class B common stock are based on the ratio of the Class B subscription price to the initial public offering price of shares of Class A common stock (.00055 to 1), and the aggregate number of shares of Class B common stock may be converted to Class A common stock (up to a maximum of 20,000 shares). Holders of shares of Class B common stock are entitled to receive dividends of the same type as any dividends payable on outstanding shares of Class A common stock at a ratio of .00055 to 1. As of June 30, 2015, 31,402,673 shares of Class B common stock were issued and outstanding.

Treasury Stock

        During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company repurchased 192,660 shares pursuant to the Company's share repurchase program, as well as shares repurchased from its employees for the purpose of settling tax liabilities incurred upon the vesting of RSUs. The result of the repurchases was an increase in treasury stock of $5,953 on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined statement of financial condition as of June 30, 2015.

Noncontrolling Interests

        In connection with the Company's reorganization, Group LP issued Class A partnership units to Moelis & Company and to certain existing holders of Old Holdings. Following the reorganization, a Group LP Class A partnership unit (not held by Moelis & Company or its subsidiaries) is exchangeable

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

10. STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY (Continued)

into one share of Moelis & Company Class A common stock and represents the Company's noncontrolling interests (non-redeemable). As of June 30, 2015, partners held 33,977,246 Group LP partnership units, representing a 63% noncontrolling interest in Moelis & Company.

        Moelis & Company operates and controls all of the business and affairs of Group LP and its operating entity subsidiaries indirectly through its equity interest in Group GP, and thus the 20,161,100 shares of Class A common stock outstanding at June 30, 2015 represents the controlling interest.

11. RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS

        Aircraft Lease—On April 21, 2010, Manager acquired an aircraft with funds received solely from its managing member (Mr. Moelis). Manager was obligated to bear all depreciation and other costs of operating the aircraft related to uses other than for the Company's business. To the extent the Company utilized the aircraft for business; the Company was obligated to incur such expenses. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company recorded expenses of $0 and $401 for use of the aircraft.

        In connection with the restructuring and IPO, Manager could no longer operate the aircraft for use in the Company's business and as a result, the arrangement under which the plane was provided to the Company for its use was required to be restructured. Starting on April 15, 2014, the aircraft was used by the Company pursuant to a ten-year dry lease with Manager, the terms of which were comparable to the market rates of leasing from an independent third party. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 the Company incurred $154 in lease costs to be paid to manager. Consistent with such dry lease arrangement, the Company was obligated to bear all the costs of operating the aircraft. While the primary use of the aircraft was for business purposes, because of the benefit afforded to the Company in terms of security and productivity while traveling for personal reasons, the Company entered into a timesharing agreement with Mr. Moelis to allow him to use the aircraft for personal use. Under such timesharing agreement, Mr. Moelis was required to reimburse the Company for the maximum amount of reimbursement allowed by applicable Federal Aviation Administration rules. Such amounts are included in prepaid expenses and other assets on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. During the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Manager sold the aircraft and the ten-year dry lease was terminated.

        On August 30, 2014, Manager acquired a new aircraft with funds received solely from its managing member (Mr. Moelis). The aircraft is used and operated by the Company pursuant to a dry lease with Manager which terminates on December 31, 2019. The terms of the dry lease are comparable to the market rates of leasing from an independent third party. Pursuant to this dry lease arrangement, the lessee is obligated to bear its share of the costs of operating the aircraft. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company incurred $312 and $624 in aircraft lease costs to be paid to Manager, respectively. In addition, there are two other lessees of the aircraft; one of whom is Mr. Moelis and the other is Moelis Asset Management LP. These lessees share the lease, operating and related costs of the plane in proportion to their respective use pursuant to a cost sharing and operating agreement.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

11. RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS (Continued)

        Promissory Notes—As of June 30, 2015, there were $119 of unsecured promissory notes from employees held by the Company (December 31, 2014: $119). Any outstanding balances are reflected in other receivables on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The notes held as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 bear a fixed interest rate of 4.00%. During the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company received $0 and $831, respectively, of principal repayments and recognized interest income of $2 and $4, respectively, on such notes, which is included in other income and expenses on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

        Expense Allocations—Prior to the Company's IPO in April of 2014, certain expenses have been allocated from the Parent based on the most relevant measure, including relative usage or proportion of the Company's headcount to that of the Parent. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, $2,316 of occupancy expenses have been allocated to the Company based on the proportion of the Company's headcount to that of the Parent. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, $2,745 of communication, technology and information services expense have been allocated to the Company based on a combination of relative usage and the proportion of the Company's headcount to that of the Parent. All other expenses were specifically identifiable to the Company.

        Management believes the assumptions and allocations underlying the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements are reasonable and the allocated amounts are representative of the amounts that would have been recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements had the Company operated independent of the Parent for the historical periods presented.

        Services Agreement—In connection with the Company's IPO, the Company entered into a services agreement with a related party, Moelis Asset Management LP, whereby the Company provides certain administrative services, technology, and office space to Moelis Asset Management LP for a fee. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, this fee totaled $399 and $845, respectively. The amount of the fee is based upon the estimated usage and related expense of all shared services between the Company and Moelis Asset Management LP during the relevant period, and will be assessed periodically by Management as per the terms of the agreement. As of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 the Company had balances due from Moelis Asset Management LP of $0 and $79, respectively.

        Joint Venture—As of June 30, 2015, the Company had a net balance due to the Australian JV of $88 and a net balance due from of $945 as of December 31, 2014, which are reflected in other receivables on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. This balance consists of amounts due to the Australian JV for advisory services performed and billable expenses incurred on behalf of the Company during the period, offset by expenses paid by the Company on behalf of the Australian JV. The relationship between the Company and the Australian JV is governed by a services agreement.

        Other Equity Method Investment—In June of 2014, the Company made an investment of $265 into an entity controlled by a related party, Moelis Asset Management LP. The Company has determined that it should account for this investment as an equity method investment on the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, income of $228 and $2,781 was recorded on this investment, respectively.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

11. RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS (Continued)

        During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company received cash distributions from this entity in the amount of $1,094.

        Revenues—From time to time, the Company enters into advisory transactions with Moelis Asset Management LP and its affiliates. The Company earned revenues associated with such transactions of $3,594 and $948 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $4,336 and $948 for the six months ended June 30 2015 and 2014, respectively.

12. REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

        Under the SEC Uniform Net Capital Rule (SEC Rule 15c3-1) Alternative Standard under Section (a)(1)(ii), the minimum net capital requirement is $250. At June 30, 2015, Moelis U.S. had net capital of $47,605, which was $47,355 in excess of its required net capital. At December 31, 2014, Moelis U.S. had net capital of $80,270 which was $80,020 in excess of its required net capital.

        Moelis U.S. does not carry customer accounts and does not otherwise hold funds or securities for, or owe money or securities to, customers and accordingly is exempt under Section (k)(2)(ii) of SEC Rule 15c3-3.

        At June 30, 2015, the aggregate regulatory net capital of Moelis UK was $21,004 which exceeded the minimum requirement by $20,947. At December 31, 2014, the aggregate regulatory net capital of Moelis UK was $22,980, which exceeded the minimum requirement by $22,919.

13. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

        Bank Line of Credit—In May 2015 the Company renewed its unsecured revolving credit facility which increased the commitment amount and extended the maturity date to June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2015, the commitment amount was $40,000.

        Borrowings on the facility bear interest at the greater of a fixed rate of 3.50% per annum or at the borrower's option of (i) LIBOR plus 1% or (ii) Prime minus 1.50%. As of June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company had no borrowings under the credit facility.

        As of June 30, 2015, the Company's available credit under this facility was $31,727 as a result of the issuance of an aggregate amount of $8,273 of various standby letters of credit, which were required in connection with certain office lease and other agreements. The Company incurs a 1% per annum fee on the outstanding balance of issued letters of credit.

        Leases—The Company maintains operating leases with expiration dates that extend through 2023. The Company incurred expense relating to its operating leases of $3,143 and $2,677 for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $6,385 and $5,295 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

13. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Continued)

        The future minimum rental payments required under the operating leases in place at June 30, 2015 are as follows:

Fiscal year ended
  Amount  

Remainder of 2015

  $ 7,402  

2016

    14,289  

2017

    14,050  

2018

    13,954  

2019

    13,894  

Thereafter

    11,214  

Total

  $ 74,803  

        Contractual Arrangements—In the normal course of business, the Company enters into contracts that contain a variety of representations and warranties and which provide indemnification for specified losses, including certain indemnification of certain officers, directors and employees.

        Joint Venture Put and Call Options—In connection with the Company's Australian JV, the Company granted a put option in April 2010 enabling the key senior Australian executive to sell his shares held in the Australian JV back to the Company at fair value. The put option can be exercised if the key senior Australian executive ceases to be employed by the Australian JV (including due to death, disability or resignation but excluding termination for cause) and following such cessation of employment, the key senior Australian executive, the remaining Australian executives and the Company are unable to agree upon a restructuring of the Australian JV. If the put option is exercised, the Company will be required to pay 50% of the purchase price upon exercise and the remaining balance within 18 months (in cash or listed stock). In addition, since April 2010, the Company has held a call option to purchase the shares from the Trust at fair value with payment terms equal to those called for under the put option.

        Legal—There are no legal actions pending or, to management's knowledge, threatened against the Company or any of its combined entities, other than ordinary course of business actions that we believe will not have a material adverse effect on our business or financial statements.

14. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

        The Company covers substantially all salaried employees with a defined contribution 401(k) plan. Each salaried employee of the Company who has attained the age of 21 is eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan on their first day of employment. Any employer contributions to the 401(k) plan are entirely at the discretion of the Company. The Company accrued expenses relating to employer matching contributions to the 401(k) plan for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 in the amount of $360 and $312, respectively, and $656 and $625 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

15. INCOME TAXES

        Prior to the Company's reorganization and IPO of Moelis & Company, the Company had been primarily subject to the New York City unincorporated business tax ("UBT") and certain other foreign, state and local taxes. The Company's operations were historically comprised of entities that are organized as limited liability companies and limited partnerships. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, taxes related to income earned by these entities represent obligations of the individual partners and members and have historically not been reflected in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. In connection with the Company's reorganization and IPO, the Company became subject to U.S. corporate federal, state and local income tax on its allocable share of results of operations from Group LP.

        The Company's provision for income taxes and effective tax rate were $6,079 and 18% and $438 and negative 1% for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company's provision for income taxes and effective tax rates were $10,379 and 18% and $1,080 and negative 3%, respectively. The effective tax rates for the aforementioned periods primarily reflect the effect of the Company's allocable share of earnings from Group LP related to the post-IPO period becoming subject to U.S. federal, state and local corporate income taxes in connection with the Company's reorganization and IPO and the effect of certain nondeductible expenses related to the vesting of Class A partnership units.

        The Company recorded an increase in the net deferred tax asset of $3,207 for the six months ended June 30, 2015, which primarily relates to the step-up in tax basis in Group LP assets resulting from the exchange of Class A partnership units in Group LP for Class A common stock during the second quarter. Approximately $769 of this deferred tax asset is attributable to exchanges by certain partners of Group LP who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, 85% (or $654) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to such exchanging partners over the next 15 years and recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The remaining tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

16. BUSINESS INFORMATION

        The Company's activities as an investment banking advisory firm constitute a single business segment offering clients, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors, a range of advisory services with expertise across all major industries in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters.

        We do not allocate our revenue by the type of advice we provide because of the complexity of the transactions on which we may earn revenue and our comprehensive approach to client service. For example, a restructuring engagement may evolve to require a sale of all or a portion of the client, M&A assignments can develop from relationships established on prior restructuring engagements and capital markets expertise can be instrumental on both M&A and restructuring assignments.

        There was one client in the three months ended June 30, 2014 which accounted for more than 10% of revenues. There were no clients that accounted for more than 10% of revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 or the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Since the financial

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(Unaudited)

(dollars in thousands)

16. BUSINESS INFORMATION (Continued)

markets are global in nature, the Company generally manages its business based on the operating results of the enterprise taken as whole, not by geographic region. The following table sets forth the geographical distribution of revenues and assets based on the location of the office that generates the revenues or holds the assets, and therefore may not be reflective of the geography in which our clients are located.

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Revenues:

                         

United States

  $ 95,086   $ 91,814   $ 164,517   $ 189,719  

Europe

    23,573     35,678     48,995     46,227  

Rest of World

    7,214     4,195     11,773     10,258  

Total

  $ 125,873   $ 131,687   $ 225,285   $ 246,204  

 

 
  June 30,
2015
  December 31,
2014
 

Assets:

             

United States

  $ 328,899   $ 378,573  

Europe

    33,951     52,975  

Rest of World

    31,497     32,701  

Total

  $ 394,347   $ 464,249  

17. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

        On July 28, 2015, the Board of Directors of Moelis & Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 8, 2015 to common stockholders of record on August 24, 2015.

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Item 2.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

        This Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed consolidated and combined financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q and our audited consolidated and combined financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Forward-Looking Statements and Certain Factors that May Affect Our Business

        The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated and combined financial statements and the related notes that appear elsewhere in this Form 10-Q. We have made statements in this discussion that are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions about us, may include projections of our future financial performance, based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward- looking statements. In particular, you should consider the numerous risks outlined under "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

        Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of future events. We are under no duty to and we do not undertake any obligation to update or review any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this filing to conform our prior statements to actual results or revised expectations whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Executive Overview

        Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. With 17 offices located in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, we advise clients around the world on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters.

        We were founded in July 2007 by veteran investment bankers to create a global independent investment bank that offers multi-disciplinary solutions and exceptional transaction execution. We opened for business in New York and Los Angeles with a team of top tier advisory professionals. The dislocation in the financial services industry caused by the global financial crisis provided us with a unique opportunity to rapidly build a firm with global scale and broad advisory expertise, and we more than tripled our professional headcount from the end of 2008 through the end of 2011. Since our founding, we have added new Managing Directors with sector, regional or transactional expertise and with strong client relationships. In addition, we have established recruiting programs at top universities to hire talented junior professionals and instituted training programs to help develop them into advisory specialists.

        We have added Managing Directors to expand our sector expertise, and currently provide capabilities across all major industries including Consumer, Retail & Restaurants; Financial Institutions;

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Financial Sponsors; General Industrials; Healthcare; Natural Resources; Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. In addition, we hired professionals to broaden our global reach and opened a network of offices, expanding into London in 2008, Sydney in 2009, Dubai in 2010, Hong Kong and Beijing in 2011, Frankfurt, Mumbai and Paris in 2012 and Melbourne and São Paulo in 2014. We also added regional capabilities in the U.S., opening offices in Boston in 2007, Chicago in 2008, Houston and Palo Alto in 2011 and Washington DC in 2014. We have developed additional areas of advisory expertise to complement our strong M&A capabilities and to meet the changing needs of our clients. Our early investment in recapitalization and restructuring talent in mid-2008 positioned us to capitalize on the significant increase in restructuring volume during the global financial crisis. In 2009, we added expertise in advising clients on capital markets matters and advising financial institutions on complex risk exposures. Most recently in 2014, we added capabilities to provide capital raising, secondary transaction and other advisory services to private fund sponsors and limited partners. Our ability to provide services to our clients across sectors and regions and through all phases of the business cycle has led to long-term client relationships and a diversified revenue base.

        As of June 30, 2015, we served our clients globally with 398 advisory bankers. We plan to continue to grow our firm across sectors, geographies and products to deliver the most relevant advice and innovative solutions to our clients.

        We generate revenues primarily from providing advisory services on transactions that are subject to individually negotiated engagement letters which set forth our fees. We generally generate fees at key transaction milestones, such as closing, the timing of which is outside of our control. As a result, revenues and net income in any period may not be indicative of full year results or the results of any other period and may vary significantly from year to year and quarter to quarter. The performance of our business depends on the ability of our professionals to build relationships with clients over many years by providing trusted advice and exceptional transaction execution.

Reorganization and Initial Public Offering

        In April 2014, we reorganized our business in connection with Moelis & Company's IPO of Class A common stock. See Note 4 in these condensed consolidated and combined financial statements for further information. In connection with the reorganization and IPO, several transactions took place which had a significant impact on our results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 including the following:

    $87,601 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by Managing Directors. Excluded from this acceleration was $10,349 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of equity held by Managing Directors during the three months ended March 31, 2014 which was subsequently accelerated upon completion of the IPO;

    $379 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of RSUs granted in connection with the IPO (excludes expense associated with RSUs granted at the time of the IPO in connection with 2013 incentive compensation); amortization expense of RSUs granted in connection with the IPO will be recognized over a five year vesting period;

    $952 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the amortization of stock options granted in connection with the IPO; amortization expense of stock options granted in connection with the IPO will be recognized over a five year vesting period;

    $4,014 of compensation and benefits expense associated with the issuance of cash (expense of $2,004) and fully vested shares of Class A common stock (expense of $2,010) in settlement of appreciation rights issued in prior years;

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    $1,240 of professional fees expense associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by non-employee members of Moelis & Company's former Global Advisory Board; and

    $4,916 of expenses associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity held by employees of the Australian JV. Half of the expenses associated with acceleration of equity held by employees of the Australian JV is included in other expenses and the other half is included in income (loss) from equity method investments.

Secondary Offering of Class A Common Stock

        In November 2014, the Company completed a secondary offering of 6,325,000 shares of Class A common stock in order to facilitate organized liquidity and increase the public float of its Class A common stock. In connection with the offering, the shares of Class A common stock outstanding of the Company increased by 4,511,058 shares as a result of the Company acquiring additional Class A partnership units in Group LP. The Company did not retain any proceeds from the secondary offering. See Note 4 in these condensed consolidated and combined financial statements for further information.

Business Environment and Outlook

        Economic and global financial conditions can materially affect our operational and financial performance. See "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K for a discussion of some of the factors that can affect our performance. Revenues and net income in any period may not be indicative of full year results or the results of any other period and may vary significantly from year to year and quarter to quarter.

        During the first half of 2015, the global M&A market continued to steadily improve, although different trends emerged for large-cap and mid-cap M&A activity. While the value of announced transactions above $5 billion in value increased 86% and the corresponding number of transactions increased 40% over the prior year period, the value of announced transactions between $100 million and $5 billion increased only 4% and the corresponding number of transactions increased only 3% over the first half of 2014.

        In the US, the value of announced transactions over $100 million increased 50% in the first half of 2015 while the corresponding number of transactions decreased 15% consistent with slower middle market activity. Similarly in Europe, the value of announced transactions over $100 million increased 15% in the first half of 2015 while the corresponding number of transactions decreased 5%. Despite declines in the number of announced transactions, we believe the fundamentals for a long-term steadily improving M&A cycle remain in place. The current economic backdrop (high corporate cash balances, healthy capital markets and low interest rates) provides a solid foundation for global M&A, which we expect will offset a more subdued restructuring environment given the continuation of low interest rates and low default rates.

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Results of Operations

        The following is a discussion of our results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014.

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Variance   Six Months Ended
June 30,
  Variance  
 
  2015 vs. 2014   2015 vs. 2014  
($ in thousands)
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Revenues

  $ 125,873   $ 131,687     –4 % $ 225,285   $ 246,204     –8 %

Expenses:

                                     

Compensation and benefits

    69,663     162,204     –57 %   125,056     232,645     –46 %

Non-compensation expenses

    23,438     26,790     –13 %   46,076     46,931     –2 %

Total operating expenses

    93,101     188,994     –51 %   171,132     279,576     –39 %

Operating income (loss)

    32,772     (57,307 )   N/M     54,153     (33,372 )   N/M  

Other income and expenses

    (33 )   (14 )   136 %   (18 )   5     N/M  

Income (loss) from equity method investments

    195     (2,851 )   N/M     3,060     (4,071 )   N/M  

Income (loss) before income taxes

    32,934     (60,172 )   N/M     57,195     (37,438 )   N/M  

Provision for income taxes

    6,079     438     N/M     10,379     1,080     N/M  

Net income (loss)

  $ 26,855   $ (60,610 )   N/M   $ 46,816   $ (38,518 )   N/M  

N/M = not meaningful

Revenues

        We operate in a highly competitive environment. Each revenue-generating engagement is separately solicited, awarded and negotiated, and there are usually no long-term contracted sources of revenue. As a consequence, our fee-paying client engagements are not predictable, and high levels of revenues in one quarter are not necessarily predictive of continued high levels of revenues in future periods. To develop new business, our professionals maintain an active business dialogue with a large number of existing and potential clients. We add new clients each year as our bankers continue to expand their relationships, as we hire senior bankers who bring their client relationships and as we receive introductions from our relationship network of senior executives, board members, attorneys and other third parties. We also lose clients each year as a result of the sale or merger of clients, changes in clients' senior management, competition from other financial services firms and other causes.

        We earn substantially all of our revenues from advisory engagements, and, in many cases, we are not paid until the successful completion of an underlying transaction. Complications that may terminate or delay a transaction include failure to agree upon final terms with the counterparty, failure to obtain required regulatory consents, failure to obtain board or stockholder approvals, failure to secure financing, adverse market conditions or unexpected operating or financial problems related to either party to the transaction. In these circumstances, we often do not receive advisory fees that would have been received if the transaction had been completed, despite the fact that we may have devoted considerable time and resources to the transaction. Barriers to the completion of a restructuring transaction may include a lack of anticipated bidders for the assets of our client or the inability of our client to restructure its operations or indebtedness due to a failure to reach agreement with its creditors. In these circumstances, our fees are generally limited to monthly retainer fees and reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses.

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engagement may evolve to require a sale of all or a portion of the client, M&A assignments can develop from relationships established on prior restructuring engagements and capital markets expertise can be instrumental on both M&A and restructuring assignments.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Revenues were $125.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $131.7 million for the same period in 2014, representing a decrease of 4%. The decline in revenues was primarily driven by a continued soft restructuring environment and fewer capital markets advisory completions.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Revenues were $225.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $246.2 million for the same period in 2014, representing a decrease of 8%. The decline in revenues was primarily driven by a continued soft restructuring environment and fewer capital markets advisory completions.

Operating Expenses

        The following table sets forth information relating to our operating expenses, which are reported net of reimbursements by our clients:

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Variance   Six Months Ended
June 30,
  Variance  
 
  2015 vs. 2014   2015 vs. 2014  
($ in thousands)
  2015   2014   2015   2014  

Expenses:

                                     

Compensation and benefits

  $ 69,663   $ 162,204     –57 % $ 125,056   $ 232,645     –46 %

% of revenues

    55 %   123 %         56 %   94 %      

Non-compensation expenses

  $ 23,438   $ 26,790     –13 % $ 46,076   $ 46,931     –2 %

% of revenues

    19 %   20 %         20 %   19 %      

Total operating expenses

  $ 93,101   $ 188,994     –51 % $ 171,132   $ 279,576     –39 %

% of revenues

    74 %   144 %         76 %   114 %      

Income (loss) before income taxes

  $ 32,934   $ (60,172 )   N/M   $ 57,195   $ (37,438 )   N/M  

% of revenues

    26 %   N/M           25 %   N/M        

N/M = not meaningful

        Our operating expenses are classified as compensation and benefits expenses and non-compensation expenses, and headcount is the primary driver of the level of our expenses. Compensation and benefits expenses account for the majority of our operating expenses. Non-compensation expenses, which include the costs of professional fees, travel and related expenses, communication, technology and information services, occupancy, depreciation and other expenses, generally have been less significant in comparison with compensation and benefits expenses. Expenses are recorded on the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations, net of any expenses reimbursed by clients.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

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of revenues. Our income before taxes increased, improving from a loss of $60.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 to income of $32.9 million for the same period in 2015.

        Our income before income taxes in 2014 was significantly impacted by $99.1 million of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering."

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Operating expenses were $171.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and represented 76% of revenues, compared with $279.6 million for the same period in 2014 which represented 114% of revenues. Our income before taxes improved from a loss of $37.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 to income of $57.2 million for the same period in 2015.

        Our income before income taxes in 2014 was significantly impacted by approximately $109.5 million of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering."

Compensation and Benefits Expenses

        Our compensation and benefits expenses are determined by management based on revenues earned, the competitiveness of the prevailing labor market and anticipated compensation requirements for our employees, the level of recruitment of new Managing Directors, the amount of compensation expenses amortized for equity awards and other relevant factors.

        Our compensation expenses consist of base salary and benefits, annual incentive compensation payable as cash bonus awards, including certain amounts subject to clawback and contingent upon a required period of service ("contingent cash awards") and amortization of equity-based compensation awards. Base salary and benefits are paid ratably throughout the year. Equity awards are amortized into compensation expenses on a graded basis (based upon the fair value of the award at the time of grant) during the service period over which the award vests, which is typically four to five years. The awards are recorded within equity as they are expensed. Contingent cash awards are amortized into compensation expenses over the required service period, which is typically two to three years. Cash bonuses, which are accrued each quarter, are discretionary and dependent upon a number of factors including the performance of the Company and are generally paid during the first two months of each calendar year with respect to prior year performance. The equity component of the annual incentive award is determined with reference to the Company's estimate of grant date fair value, which in turn determines the number of equity awards granted subject to a vesting schedule.

        Our compensation expenses are primarily based upon revenues, prevailing labor market conditions and other factors that can fluctuate, including headcount, and as a result, our compensation expenses may fluctuate materially in any particular period. Accordingly, the amount of compensation expenses recognized in any particular period may not be consistent with prior periods or indicative of future periods.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        For the three months ended June 30, 2015, compensation-related expenses of $69.7 million represented 55% of revenues, compared with $162.2 million which represented 123% of revenues in the prior year period. Compensation expenses in 2014 were significantly impacted by approximately $92.9 million of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering."

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$46.1 million and $126.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Excluding the expenses related to the reorganization and IPO, the increase in fixed compensation expense relates to an additional tranche of equity amortization as well as an increase in headcount as compared to the prior year. The aggregate amount of discretionary cash bonus expenses, which generally represents the excess amount of total compensation over base compensation and amortization of equity and contingent cash awards, was $23.6 million and $35.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The decrease in discretionary cash bonus expense primarily relates to lower revenues earned.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        For the six months ended June 30, 2015, compensation-related expenses of $125.1 million represented 56% of revenues, compared with $232.6 million which represented 94% of revenues in the prior year period. Compensation expenses in 2014 were significantly impacted by approximately $103.3 million of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering."

        Our fixed compensation costs, which are primarily the sum of base salaries, payroll taxes and benefits and the amortization of previously issued equity and contingent cash awards, was $86.4 million and $166.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Excluding the expenses related to the reorganization and IPO, the increase in fixed compensation expense relates to an additional tranche of equity amortization as well as an increase in headcount as compared to the prior year. The aggregate amount of discretionary cash bonus expenses, which generally represents the excess amount of total compensation over base compensation and amortization of equity and contingent cash awards, was $38.7 million and $65.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The decrease in discretionary cash bonus expense primarily relates to lower revenues earned combined with higher fixed compensation levels.

Non-Compensation Expenses

        Our non-compensation expenses include the costs of occupancy, professional fees, communication, technology and information services, travel and related expenses, depreciation and other expenses. Reimbursed client expenses are netted against non-compensation expenses.

        Historically, our non-compensation expenses, particularly occupancy and travel costs associated with business development, have increased as we have grown our business and made strategic investments. This trend may continue as we expand into new sectors, geographies and products to serve our clients' evolving needs. In addition, we will experience increased non-compensation expenses in connection with having become a public company.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Non-compensation expenses were $23.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015, representing 19% of revenues, a decrease from the ratio of 20% in the prior year period. Non-compensation expenses in 2014 were impacted by approximately $3.7 million of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering." Excluding the expense related to the reorganization and IPO, non-compensation expense in 2015 increased when compared with 2014, driven by greater headcount.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Non-compensation expenses were $46.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2015, representing 20% of revenues, an increase from the ratio of 19% in the prior year period due to decreased revenues. Non-compensation expenses in 2014 were impacted by approximately $3.7 million

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of expense relating to the reorganization and IPO as described above in "Reorganization and Initial Public Offering". Excluding the expense related to the reorganization and IPO, non-compensation expense in 2015 increased when compared with 2014, driven by greater headcount.

Income (Loss) From Equity Method Investments

        The Company accounts for its equity method investments under the equity method of accounting as the Company does not control these entities but has the ability to exercise significant influence. The amounts recorded on the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements of financial condition reflects the Company's share of contributions made to, distributions received from, and the equity earnings and losses of, the investments. The Company reflects its share of gains and losses of the investment in income (loss) from equity method investments in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

    Investment in Joint Venture

        On April 1, 2010, we entered into the Australian JV in Sydney, investing a combination of cash and certain net assets in exchange for a 50% interest in the Australian JV. The remaining 50% of the Australian JV is owned by an Australian trust established by and for the benefit of Australian executives. The Australian JV's primary business is offering advisory services, much like the Company. The Australian JV also has an equity capital markets and research, sales and trading business covering Australian public equity securities. The Australian JV expanded into Melbourne in 2014.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Income (loss) from equity method investments related to our share of gains and losses of the Australian JV, was $0 and a loss of $2.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. During the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Australian JV generated $5.1 million of revenues and $5.1 million of expenses, resulting in net earnings of $0.0 million, of which we recognized our 50% share, or $0.0 million. For the same period in 2014, the Australian JV generated $4.5 million of revenues and $10.2 million of expenses, resulting in a net loss of $5.7 million, of which we recognized our 50% share, or $2.9 million. The Australian JV's revenues increased by 13% for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. The Australian JV generally derives revenues from a varying number of engagements each period which may result in revenues that vary significantly from period to period. Operating expenses decreased 50% during the three months ended June 30, 2015 when compared with the same period in 2014 primarily due to increased compensation expenses during 2014 associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity related to our IPO.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Income (loss) from equity method investments related to our share of gains and losses of the Australian JV, was income of $0.3 million and a loss of $4.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Australian JV generated $12.5 million of revenues and $11.9 million of expenses, resulting in net earnings of $0.6 million, of which we recognized our 50% share, or $0.3 million. For the same period in 2014, the Australian JV generated $7.6 million of revenues and $15.7 million of expenses, resulting in a net loss of $8.1 million, of which we recognized our 50% share, or $4.1 million. The Australian JV's revenues increased by 64% for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. The Australian JV generally derives revenues from a varying number of engagements each period which may result in revenues that vary significantly from period to period. Operating expenses decreased 24% during the six months ended June 30, 2015 when compared with the same period in 2014 primarily due to

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increased compensation expenses during 2014 associated with the one-time non-cash acceleration of unvested equity related to our IPO.

    Other Equity Method Investment

        In June 2014, the Company made an investment into a general partner entity which invests third-party funds and is controlled by a related party, Moelis Asset Management LP. The Company has determined that it should account for this investment as an equity method investment on its condensed consolidated and combined financial statements.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Income (loss) from equity method investments related to our investment in an entity which invests in funds was $0.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        Income (loss) from equity method investments related to our investment in an entity which invests in funds was $2.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Provision for Income Taxes

        Prior to the Company's reorganization and IPO of Moelis & Company, the Company had been primarily subject to the New York City unincorporated business tax ("UBT") and certain other foreign, state and local taxes. The Company's operations were historically comprised of entities that are organized as limited liability companies and limited partnerships. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, taxes related to income earned by these entities represent obligations of the individual partners and members and have historically not been reflected in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. In connection with the Company's reorganization and IPO, the Company became subject to U.S. corporate federal, state and local income tax on its allocable share of result of operations from Group LP.

    Three Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        During the three months ended June 30, 2015, the provision for income taxes was $6.1 million, which reflected an effective tax rate of 18%. The income tax provision and effective tax rate for the period primarily reflect the effect of the earnings of Group LP being subject to UBT and certain other foreign, state and local taxes and the Company's allocable share of earnings from Group LP at the prevailing U.S. federal, state and local corporate income tax rate.

        During the three months ended June 30, 2014, the provision for income taxes was $0.4 million, which reflected an effective tax rate of negative 1%. The income tax provision and effective tax rate for the period reflect the effect of certain nondeductible expenses, primarily related to the vesting of partnership units. Only a portion of the earnings related to the post-IPO period was subject to U.S. federal, state and local income tax at the prevailing corporate income tax rate.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 versus 2014

        During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the provision for income taxes was $10.4 million, which reflected an effective tax rate of 18%. The income tax provision and effective tax rate for the period primarily reflect the effect of the earnings of Group LP being subject to UBT and certain other foreign, state and local taxes and the Company's allocable share of earnings from Group LP at the prevailing U.S. federal, state and local corporate income tax rate.

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        During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the provision for income taxes was $1.1 million, which reflected an effective tax rate of negative 3%. The income tax provision and effective tax rate for the period reflect the effect of certain nondeductible expenses, primarily related to the vesting of partnership units. Only a portion of the earnings related to the post-IPO period was subject to U.S. federal, state and local income tax at the prevailing corporate income tax rate.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

        Our current assets have historically comprised cash, short-term liquid investments and receivables related to fees earned from providing advisory services. Our current liabilities include accrued expenses, including accrued employee compensation. We pay a significant portion of incentive compensation during the first two months of each calendar year with respect to the prior year's results. We also distribute estimated partner tax payments in the first quarter of each year in respect of the prior year's operating results. Therefore, levels of cash generally decline during the first quarter of each year after incentive compensation has been paid to our employees and estimated tax payments have been distributed to partners. Cash then typically increases over the remainder of the year.

        We evaluate our cash needs on a regular basis in light of current market conditions. Cash and cash equivalents include all short-term highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and have original maturities of three months or less from the date of purchase. As of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company had cash equivalents of $75.1 million and $128.7 million, respectively, invested in U.S. Treasury Bills and government securities money market funds. Additionally, as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company had cash of $52.6 million and $69.2 million, respectively, maintained in U.S. and non-U.S. bank accounts, of which most U.S. account balances exceeded the FDIC coverage limit of $250,000.

        In addition to cash and cash equivalents, we hold U.S. Treasury Bills classified as investments on our statement of financial condition as they have original maturities of three months or more from the date of purchase. As of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company held $27.0 million and $40.0 million of U.S. Treasury Bills classified as investments, respectively.

        Our liquidity is highly dependent upon cash receipts from clients which are generally dependent upon the successful completion of transactions as well as the timing of receivable collections, which typically occurs within 60 days of billing. As of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 accounts receivable were $22.2 million and $23.0 million, respectively, net of allowances of $1.6 million and $1.6 million, respectively.

        To provide for additional working capital and other general corporate purposes, we maintain a $40.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility that matures on June 30, 2017. Advances on the facility bear interest at the greater of a fixed rate of 3.50% per annum or at the Company's option of (i) LIBOR plus 1% or (ii) Prime minus 1.50%. As of June 30, 2015, the Company had no borrowings under the credit facility.

        As of June 30, 2015, the Company's available credit under this facility was $31.7 million as a result of the issuance of an aggregate amount of $8.3 million of various standby letters of credit, which were required in connection with certain office leases and other agreements. The Company incurs a 1% per annum fee on the outstanding balances of issued letters of credit.

        On July 28, 2015, the Board of Directors of Moelis & Company declared quarterly dividends of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 8, 2015 to common stockholders of record on August 24, 2015. During the three months ended June 30, 2015 the Company declared and paid dividends of $0.20 per share.

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Regulatory Capital

        We actively monitor our regulatory capital base. Our principal subsidiaries are subject to regulatory requirements in their respective jurisdictions to ensure general financial soundness and liquidity. This requires, among other things, that we comply with certain minimum capital requirements, record-keeping, reporting procedures, experience and training requirements for employees and certain other requirements and procedures. These regulatory requirements may restrict the flow of funds to and from affiliates. See Note 12 of the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements as of June 30, 2015 for further information. These regulations differ in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and other countries in which we operate a registered broker-dealer. The license under which we operate in each such country is meant to be appropriate to conduct an advisory business. We believe that we provide each of our subsidiaries with sufficient capital and liquidity, consistent with their business and regulatory requirements.

Tax Receivable Agreement

        In connection with the IPO, we entered into a tax receivable agreement with our eligible Managing Directors that provides for the payment by us to our eligible Managing Directors of 85% of the amount of cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, state and local income tax or franchise tax that we actually realize as a result of (a) the increases in tax basis attributable to exchanges by our eligible Managing Directors and (b) tax benefits related to imputed interest deemed to be paid by us as a result of this tax receivable agreement. We expect to benefit from the remaining 15% of cash savings, if any, in income tax that we realize.

        In connection with the IPO, the Company made a one-time cash distribution to certain partners of Old Holdings which is treated as an acquisition for U.S. federal income tax purposes of Class A partnership units in Group LP from certain partners of Old Holdings. This transaction resulted in an estimated deferred tax asset of which approximately $60.8 million is attributable to exchanges by certain of the partners of Old Holdings who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, 85% (or $51.6 million) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to certain partners of Old Holdings over the next 15 years and recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The remaining tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

        In connection with the secondary offering in November 2014, the Company acquired Class A partnership units in Group LP from certain partners of Group LP. This transaction resulted in an estimated deferred tax asset of which approximately $80.1 million is attributable to exchanges by certain partners of Group LP who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to the tax receivable agreement, 85% (or $68.1 million) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to certain partners of Group LP over the next 15 years and recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. The remaining tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

        In connection with the exchange of Class A partnership units in Group LP for Class A common stock in June 2015, the Company recorded an estimated deferred tax asset as a result of the increase in the tax basis of Group LP's assets attributable to the exchanges. Of this deferred tax asset, $769 is attributable to exchanges by certain partners of Group LP who are party to the tax receivable agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, 85% (or $654) of the tax benefits associated with this portion of the deferred tax asset are payable to such exchanging partners over the next 15 years and recorded as amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the condensed consolidated and combined

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statements of financial condition. The remaining tax benefit is allocable to the Company and is recorded in additional paid-in-capital.

        For purposes of the tax receivable agreement, cash savings in income tax will be computed by comparing our actual income tax liability to the amount of such taxes that we would have been required to pay had there been no increase to the tax basis of the tangible and intangible assets of Group LP as a result of the exchanges and had we not entered into the tax receivable agreement. The term of the tax receivable agreement commenced upon consummation of the IPO and will continue until all such tax benefits have been utilized or expired, unless we exercise our right to terminate the tax receivable agreement for an amount based on an agreed value of payments remaining to be made under the agreement.

        Payments made under the tax receivable agreement are required to be made within 225 days of the filing of our tax returns. Because we generally expect to receive the tax savings prior to making the cash payments to the eligible selling holders of Group LP partnership units, we do not expect the cash payments to have a material impact on our liquidity.

        In addition, the tax receivable agreement provides that, upon a merger, asset sale, or other form of business combination or certain other changes of control or if, at any time, we elect an early termination of the tax receivable agreement, our (or our successor's) obligations with respect to exchanged or acquired units (whether exchanged or acquired before or after such change of control or early termination) will be based on certain assumptions, including that we would have sufficient taxable income to fully utilize the deductions arising from the increased tax deductions and tax basis and other benefits related to entering into the tax receivable agreement, and, in the case of an early termination election, that any units that have not been exchanged are deemed exchanged for the market value of the Class A common stock at the time of termination. Consequently, it is possible, in these circumstances, that the actual cash tax savings realized by us may be significantly less than the corresponding tax receivable agreement payments.

Cash Flows

        Our operating cash flows are primarily influenced by the amount and timing of receipt of advisory fees, which are generally collected within 60 days of billing, and the payment of operating expenses, including payments of incentive compensation to our employees. We distribute estimated partner taxes and pay a significant portion of incentive compensation during the first two months of each calendar year with respect to the prior year's results. A summary of our operating, investing and financing cash flows is as follows:

 
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
($ in thousands)
  2015   2014  

Cash Provided By (Used In)

             

Operating Activities:

             

Net income (loss)

  $ 46,816   $ (38,518 )

Non-cash charges

    20,153     116,216  

Other operating activities

    (95,349 )   (34,882 )

Total operating activities

    (28,380 )   42,816  

Investing Activities

    10,944     57,916  

Financing Activities

    (53,797 )   (247,137 )

Effect of exchange rate changes

    924     1,387  

Net increase (decrease) in cash

    (70,309 )   (145,018 )

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    197,944     303,024  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 127,635   $ 158,006  

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    Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

        Cash and cash equivalents were $127.6 million at June 30, 2015, a decrease of $70.3 million from $197.9 million of cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2014. Operating activities resulted in a net outflow of $28.4 million primarily attributable to discretionary bonuses earned in 2014 and paid in 2015. Investing activities resulted in a net inflow of $10.9 million primarily attributable to proceeds from sales of investments, partially offset by the purchase of investments. Financing activities resulted in a net outflow of $53.8 million primarily related to tax distributions and payment of the quarterly dividend.

    Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

        Cash and cash equivalents were $158.0 million at June 30, 2014, a decrease of $145.0 million from $303.0 million of cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2014. Operating activities resulted in a net inflow of $42.8 million primarily attributable to cash collected from clients during the period, partially offset by annual bonus payments made to employees. Investing activities resulted in a net inflow of $57.9 million primarily attributable to net proceeds from sales of investments of U.S. Treasury Bills. Financing activities resulted in a net outflow of $247.1 million primarily related to the pre and post offering distributions to partners and tax distributions to partners, partially offset by net proceeds received related to the issuance of Class A common stock.

Contractual Obligations

        The following table sets forth information relating to our contractual obligations as of June 30, 2015:

 
  Payment Due by Period  
($ in thousands)
  Total   Less than
1 Year
  1 - 3 Years   3 - 5 Years   More than
5 Years
 

Operating Leases

  $ 74,803   $ 14,606   $ 28,126   $ 26,134   $ 5,937  

Total

  $ 74,803   $ 14,606   $ 28,126   $ 26,134   $ 5,937  

        The commitment table above excludes contractual amounts owed under the tax receivable agreement because the ultimate amount and timing of the amounts due are not presently known. As of June 30, 2015, a total payable of $120.4 million has been recorded in amount due pursuant to tax receivable agreement in the consolidated and combined financial statements representing management's best estimate of the amounts currently expected to be owed under the tax receivable agreement. Payments made under the tax receivable agreement are required to be made within 225 days of the filing of our tax returns. Because we generally expect to receive the tax savings prior to making the cash payments to the eligible selling holders of Group LP partnership units, we do not expect the cash payments to have a material impact on our liquidity.

        In connection with the Company's Australian JV, the Company granted a put option enabling the key senior Australian executive to sell his shares held in the Australian JV back to the Company at fair value upon certain defined exit events. If the put option is exercised, the Company will be required to pay 50% of the purchase price upon exercise and the remaining balance within 18 months (in cash or listed stock). In addition, the Company holds a call option, exercisable upon the occurrence of certain defined events, to purchase the shares from the Australian Trust at fair value with the same payment terms as called for under the put option, described above.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

        We do not invest in any off-balance sheet vehicles that provide liquidity, capital resources, market or credit risk support, or engage in any activities that expose us to any liability that is not reflected in our combined financial statements except for those described under "Contractual Obligations" above.

Market Risk and Credit Risk

        Our business is not capital-intensive and we do not invest in derivative instruments or, generally, borrow through issuing debt. As a result, we are not subject to significant market risk (including interest rate risk, foreign currency exchange rate risk and commodity price risk) or credit risk.

    Risks Related to Cash and Short-Term Investments

        Our cash and cash equivalents include all short-term highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and have original maturities of three months or less from the date of purchase. We invest most of our cash in U.S. Treasury Bills and government securities money market funds. Cash is maintained in U.S. and non-U.S. bank accounts. Most U.S. account balances exceed the FDIC coverage limit. In addition to cash and cash equivalents, we hold U.S. Treasury Bills and bank time deposits classified as investments on our statement of financial condition as they have original maturities of three months or more (but less than twelve months) from the date of purchase. We believe our cash and short-term investments are not subject to any material interest rate risk, equity price risk, credit risk or other market risk.

    Credit Risk

        We regularly review our accounts receivable and allowance for doubtful accounts by considering factors such as historical experience, credit quality, age of the accounts receivable, and the current economic conditions that may affect a customer's ability to pay such amounts owed to the Company. We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts that, in our opinion, provides for an adequate reserve to cover losses that may be incurred. See "—Critical Accounting Policies—Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts."

    Exchange Rate Risk

        The Company is exposed to the risk that the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies may have an adverse effect on the reported value of the Company's non-U.S. dollar denominated assets and liabilities. Non- functional currency-related transaction gains and losses are recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations. In addition, the reported amounts of our revenues may be affected by movements in the rate of exchange between the pound sterling and the euro and the U.S. dollar, in which our financial statements are denominated. For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the net impact of the fluctuation of foreign currencies in other comprehensive income (loss) in the condensed combined statements of comprehensive income was income of $2.4 million and $1.7 million, respectively, and $1.6 million and $1.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. We have not entered into any transactions to hedge our exposure to these foreign currency fluctuations through the use of derivative instruments or other methods.

Critical Accounting Policies

        We believe that the critical accounting policies included below represent those that are most important to the presentation of our financial condition and results of operations and require management's most difficult, subjective and complex judgment.

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        The preparation of combined financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically, and the effects of revisions are reflected in the period for which they are determined to be necessary.

        Prior to our IPO in April of 2014, certain expenses have been allocated from Old Holdings based on the most relevant measure, including relative usage or proportion of the Company's headcount to that of Old Holdings. Occupancy expenses have been allocated to the Company based on the proportion of the Company's headcount to that of Old Holdings, and communication, technology and information services expenses have been allocated to the Company based on a combination of relative usage and the proportion of the Company's headcount to that of Old Holdings. All other expenses were specifically identifiable to the Company. Management believes the assumptions and allocations underlying the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements are reasonable, and the allocated amounts are representative of the amounts that would have been recorded in the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements had the Company operated independent of Old Holdings for the historical periods presented.

        In connection with the Company's IPO, the Company entered into a services agreement with a related party, Moelis Asset Management LP, whereby the Company provides certain administrative services and office space to Moelis Asset Management LP for a fee. See Note 11 for further information.

        All intercompany balances and transactions within the Company have been eliminated.

Revenue and Expense Recognition

        The Company recognizes revenues from providing advisory services when earned and collection is reasonably assured. Upfront fees and retainers are recognized over the estimated period during which the related services are to be performed. Transaction-related fees are recognized when all services for a transaction have been provided, specified conditions have been met and the transaction closes. Deferred revenues are recorded for fees received that have not yet been earned. Expenses are recorded on the combined financial statements, net of client reimbursements.

Accounts Receivable and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

        The accompanying combined statements of financial condition present accounts receivable balances net of allowance for doubtful accounts based on the Company's assessment of the collectability of customer accounts.

        The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts that, in management's opinion, provides for an adequate reserve to cover losses that may be incurred. The Company regularly reviews the allowance by considering factors such as historical experience, credit quality, age of the accounts receivable, and the current economic conditions that may affect a customer's ability to pay such amounts owed to the Company.

        After concluding that a reserved accounts receivable is no longer collectible, the Company will charge-off the receivable. This is determined based on several factors including the age of the accounts receivable and the credit worthiness of the customer. This has the effect of reducing both the gross receivable and the allowance for doubtful accounts.

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Equity-based Compensation

        The Company recognizes the cost of employee services received in exchange for an equity instrument award. The cost is based on its grant-date fair value amortized over the service period required by the award's vesting terms. Prior to the Company's IPO, the measurement of the grant-date fair value required Old Holdings to make estimates about its future operating results and the appropriate risk-adjusted discount rates. The methods used to estimate the fair value of equity-based compensation generally included the market approach and the income approach, each of which involve a significant degree of judgment. Under the market approach, fair value is determined with reference to observable valuation measures for comparable companies (e.g., multiplying a key performance metric of the comparable company by a relevant valuation multiple—adjusted for differences between Old Holdings and the referenced comparable). Under the income approach, fair value is determined by converting future amounts (e.g., cash flows or earnings) to a single present amount (discounted) using current expectations about those future amounts. Subsequent to the Company's IPO, the grant-date fair value of equity awards is based on quoted market prices at the time of grant. The Company recognizes such amounts in compensation and benefits expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations and as an increase to equity in the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition and changes in equity. The Company records as treasury stock shares repurchased from its employees for the purpose of settling tax liabilities incurred upon the vesting of restricted stock units. The Company records dividend equivalent payments, net of forfeitures, on outstanding restricted stock units as a dividend payment and a charge to equity.

        For the purposes of calculating diluted net income (loss) per share to holders of Class A common stock, unvested service-based awards are included in the diluted weighted average shares of Class A common stock outstanding using the treasury stock method.

        The Company has a retirement plan whereby a retiring employee generally will not forfeit certain qualifying incentive RSUs granted during employment if at retirement the employee (i) is at least 54 years old and (ii) has provided at least 8 consecutive years of service to the Company. Any such RSUs will continue to vest on their applicable vesting schedule, subject to noncompetition and other terms. Over time a greater number of employees may become retirement eligible and the related requisite service period over which we will expense these awards will be shorter than the stated vesting period.

Equity Method Investments

        The Company accounts for its equity method investments under the equity method of accounting as the Company does not control these entities but has the ability to exercise significant influence. The amounts recorded on the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements of financial condition reflects the Company's share of contributions made to, distributions received from, and the equity earnings and losses of, the investments. The Company reflects its share of gains and losses of the investment in income (loss) from equity method investments in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of operations.

Income Taxes

        Prior to the Company's reorganization and IPO, the Company had been primarily subject to the New York City UBT and certain other foreign, state and local taxes as applicable. The Company's operations were historically comprised of entities that are organized as limited liability companies and limited partnerships. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, taxes related to income earned by these entities represent obligations of the individual partners and members and have historically not been reflected in the condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition. In connection

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with the Company's reorganization and IPO, the Company became subject to U.S. corporate federal and state income tax on its allocable share of results of operations from Group LP.

        The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740, "Accounting for Income Taxes" ("ASC 740"), which requires the recognition of tax benefits or expenses on temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of its assets and liabilities by applying the enacted tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. Such net tax effects on temporary differences are reflected on the Company's condensed consolidated and combined statements of financial condition as deferred tax assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when the Company believes that it is more-likely- than-not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

        ASC 740-10 prescribes a two-step approach for the recognition and measurement of tax benefits associated with the positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return that affect amounts reported in the financial statements. The Company has reviewed and will continue to review the conclusions reached regarding uncertain tax positions, which may be subject to review and adjustment at a later date based on ongoing analyses of tax laws, regulations and interpretations thereof. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, no unrecognized tax benefit was recorded. To the extent that the Company's assessment of the conclusions reached regarding uncertain tax positions changes as a result of the evaluation of new information, such change in estimate will be recorded in the period in which such determination is made. The Company reports income tax-related interest and penalties, if applicable, as a component of income tax expense. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, no such amounts were recorded.

Recent Accounting Developments

        For a discussion of recently issued accounting developments and their impact or potential impact on our combined financial statements, see Note 3—Recent Accounting Pronouncements, of the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements included in this 10-Q.

Item 3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

        Quantitative and Qualitative disclosures about market risk are set forth above in "Item 2—Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Market Risk and Credit Risk"

Item 4.    Controls and Procedures

        Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act")). Based upon this evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.

        No change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.    Legal Proceedings

        The Company is from time to time involved in legal proceedings incidental to the ordinary course of business. We do not believe any such proceedings will have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors

        There have been no material changes to the Risk Factors described in Part I "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as supplemented by the additional risk factor described in Part II "Item 1A. Risk Factors—Our share price may decline due to the large number of shares eligible for future sale and for exchange" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Unregistered Sales

        None.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Period
  Total Number
of Shares
Purchased(1)
  Average
Price Paid
Per Share
  Total Number of Shares
Purchased as Part of
Publicly Announced
Plans or Programs(2)
  Approximate Dollar Value
of Shares that May Yet
Be Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs(2)
 

April 1 - April 30, 2015

    18,699   $ 30.10       $ 20.9 million  

May 1 - May 31, 2015

    38,033     27.94       $ 20.9 million  

June 1 - June 30, 2015

    22     29.13       $ 20.9 million  

Total

    56,754   $ 28.65       $ 20.9 million  

(1)
Comprised of treasury transactions arising from net settlement of equity awards to satisfy minimum tax obligations.

(2)
In the first quarter of 2015, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million of shares of Class A common stock of the Company and/or Class A partnership units of Group LP with no expiration date. Under this share repurchase program, shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. The timing and the actual number of shares repurchased will be opportunistic and measured in nature and will depend on a variety of factors, including price and market conditions.

Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities

        None.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures

        Not applicable.

Item 5.    Other Information

        None.

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Item 6.    Exhibits

Exhibit Number   Description
  3.1   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 22, 2014)
        
  3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 22, 2014)
        
  10.1   Advisory Units Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2015, by and among Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., Moelis & Company Group LP, Moelis & Company and Moelis & Company Group GP LLC (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2015)
        
  10.2   Assignment and Assumption of the Strategic Alliance Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2015, by and among Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., Moelis Asset Management LP, Moelis & Company Group LP, Moelis & Company and Moelis & Company Holdings GP LLC (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2015)
        
  10.3   Master Services Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2015, by and between Moelis & Company Group LP, Moelis Asset Management LP and certain subsidiaries of Moelis Asset Management LP (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Form 8-K filed on May 1, 2015)
        
  10.4   Statement of Terms and Conditions of the 2015 Restricted Stock Unit Award for NonEmployee Directors (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Company's Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2015)
        
  31.1   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer of the Registrant in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
        
  31.2   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
        
  32.1 * Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer of the Registrant in accordance with Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
        
  32.2 * Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant in accordance with Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
        
  101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
        
  101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
        
  101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
        
  101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
        
  101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase
        
  101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

*
Document has been furnished, is not deemed filed and is not to be incorporated by reference into any of the Registrant's filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 irrespective of any general incorporation language contained in any such filing.

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SIGNATURE

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized this 6th day of August, 2015.

    MOELIS & COMPANY

 

 

/s/ KENNETH MOELIS

Kenneth Moelis
Chief Executive Officer

 

 

/s/ JOSEPH SIMON

Joseph Simon
Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

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