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     Exhibit 99

Piper Jaffray Companies
Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results
MINNEAPOLIS – October 26, 2018 – Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
"We had great overall results, led by our second best quarter ever in advisory," said Chad R. Abraham, chief executive officer. "Our investment banking business had an all-around strong quarter, both advisory and equity financing, and momentum in public finance continues. We are well positioned to have a strong finish to the year."
 
Third Quarter 2018 Results
 
U.S. GAAP
 
Adjusted (1)
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)
Q3
 
vs.

vs.

 
Q3
 
vs.

vs.

2018
 
Q2-18

Q3-17

 
2018
 
Q2-18

Q3-17

Net revenues
$
217.5

 
25.4
%
-9.6
 %
 
$
215.7

 
24.0
%
-10.7
 %
Net income applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies
$
22.0

 
253.7
%
N/M

 
$
28.6

 
106.4
%
-12.2
 %
Earnings per diluted common share
$
1.43

 
232.6
%
N/M

 
$
1.86

 
102.2
%
-12.7
 %
(1) A non-U.S. GAAP ("non-GAAP") measure. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures, see "Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Selected Summary Financial Information." We believe that presenting our results and measures on an adjusted basis in conjunction with U.S. GAAP measures provides the most meaningful basis for comparison of our operating results across periods.
N/M — Not meaningful
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Revenues of $217.5 million in the quarter improved meaningfully on a sequential basis as our investment banking franchises led the quarter with strong relative and absolute performance.
Our advisory business reported the second highest quarter on record. Our pipeline is robust and we expect the fourth quarter to be another strong quarter.
Equity financing continues to be strong driven by our market-leading healthcare franchise. We believe we are positioned favorably to continue capitalizing on our strength in this industry sector.
Debt financing revenues have improved each quarter as the year progressed. We expect a strong finish to the year as we execute on a healthy pipeline in our specialty sector practices.
Results for the quarter, both on a U.S. GAAP and non-GAAP basis, reflect the significant operating leverage in our model and demonstrate the earnings power of our platform.
Earnings per diluted common share of $1.43 and adjusted earnings per diluted common share of $1.86.
Pre-tax operating margin of 13.6% and adjusted pre-tax operating margin of 17.7%.
TALENT
Continued to grow our investment banking platform by adding high-quality talent.
Strengthened our software-driven technology group with the addition of one managing director focused on application software companies.
Hired one managing director on our industry-leading consumer team.
Added two senior research analysts in energy, covering exploration and production, and integrated oil companies, further bolstering our strong brand and sector expertise.
CAPITAL RETURNED
Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share to be paid to shareholders of record as of November 28, 2018.
Repurchased approximately 90,000 shares of common stock, or $6.8 million, at an average price of $75.06 per share during the quarter.
Returned an aggregate of $41.6 million, or $2.75 per share, to shareholders on a year-to-date basis through quarterly dividends and the annual special dividend.


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SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
U.S. GAAP Results and Commentary
We adopted new revenue recognition guidance effective as of January 1, 2018. As a result of adopting the new guidance, we now present client reimbursed deal expenses on a gross basis on the consolidated statements of operations, rather than the previous presentation of netting deal expenses within revenues. This change did not impact our pre-tax operating income, however the financial measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 were impacted as follows:
Higher net revenues,
Decreased compensation ratio,
Higher non-compensation expenses,
Higher non-compensation ratio, and
Lower pre-tax operating margin.
The new guidance is applied prospectively in our consolidated financial statements from January 1, 2018 and reported financial information for historical comparable periods has not been revised.
The following table summarizes our results on a U.S. GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Net revenues
$
217,528

 
$
173,481

 
$
240,567

 
25.4
 %
 
-9.6
 %
Compensation and benefits expenses
139,151

 
115,574

 
169,469

 
20.4
 %
 
-17.9
 %
Non-compensation expenses
48,742

 
52,648

 
153,334

 
-7.4
 %
 
-68.2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Compensation ratio
64.0
%
 
66.6
%
 
70.4
 %
 
 
 
 
Non-compensation ratio
22.4
%
 
30.3
%
 
63.7
 %
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax operating margin
13.6
%
 
3.0
%
 
-34.2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies
$
22,023

 
$
6,226

 
$
(49,713
)
 
253.7
 %
 
N/M

Earnings/(loss) per diluted common share
$
1.43

 
$
0.43

 
$
(3.91
)
 
232.6
 %
 
N/M

N/M — Not meaningful
The compensation ratio of 64.0% in the current quarter decreased compared to the sequential quarter primarily due to higher revenues. The compensation ratio declined compared to the year-ago period due to lower acquisition-related compensation and the impact of presenting client reimbursed deal expenses on a gross basis, as required under new accounting guidance. This change resulted in a 230 bps decrease to the compensation ratio in the current quarter.
Non-compensation expenses of $48.7 million in the current quarter decreased compared to the sequential quarter and year-ago period. In the second quarter of 2018 we recorded $3.8 million of restructuring costs primarily related to headcount reductions in our sales and trading and asset management businesses. Non-compensation expenses in the third quarter of 2017 included a $114.4 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge associated with our asset management segment.
Net income of $22.0 million and earnings of $1.43 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2018 reflects operating leverage driven by higher revenue levels. Earnings in the second quarter of 2018 were reduced by higher non-compensation expenses, and aided by a $1.4 million tax benefit related to restricted stock awards vesting at values greater than their grant date price. Despite record revenue levels in the third quarter of 2017, pre-tax operating margin and earnings were significantly impacted by the non-cash goodwill impairment charge.


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Non-GAAP Results and Commentary
Throughout the press release we present financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP").
The non-GAAP financial measures include adjustments to exclude:
(1) revenues and expenses related to noncontrolling interests,
(2) amortization of intangible assets related to acquisitions,
(3) compensation and non-compensation expenses from acquisition-related agreements,
(4) goodwill impairment charges,
(5) the impact from remeasuring deferred tax assets resulting from changes to the U.S. federal tax code, and
(6) the impact of the annual special cash dividend paid in the first quarter of 2018 resulting in an undistributed loss on earnings per diluted common share.
Management believes that presenting results and measures on this adjusted basis alongside U.S. GAAP measures provides the most meaningful basis for comparison of its operating results across periods, and enhances the overall understanding of our current financial performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of our core operating results. The non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures, see "Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Selected Summary Financial Information."
The following table summarizes our results on an adjusted, non-GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Adjusted net revenues
$
215,652

 
$
173,919

 
$
241,551

 
24.0
 %
 
-10.7
 %
Adjusted compensation and benefits expenses
133,237

 
108,237

 
155,160

 
23.1
 %
 
-14.1
 %
Adjusted non-compensation expenses
44,327

 
48,765

 
34,862

 
-9.1
 %
 
27.1
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted compensation ratio
61.8
%
 
62.2
%
 
64.2
%
 
 
 
 
Adjusted non-compensation ratio
20.6
%
 
28.0
%
 
14.4
%
 
 
 
 
Adjusted pre-tax operating margin
17.7
%
 
9.7
%
 
21.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income
$
28,566

 
$
13,839

 
$
32,521

 
106.4
 %
 
-12.2
 %
Adjusted earnings per diluted common share
$
1.86

 
$
0.92

 
$
2.13

 
102.2
 %
 
-12.7
 %
The adjusted compensation ratio of 61.8% for the current quarter was slightly lower compared to the sequential quarter. The adjusted compensation ratio in the current quarter was reduced by 230 bps compared to the third quarter of 2017 due to the change in presentation of client reimbursed deal expenses, as required under new accounting guidance. Despite lower revenues on a year-over-year basis, our adjusted compensation ratio was consistent with the third quarter of 2017, after adjusting for the deal-related expenses.
Adjusted non-compensation expenses of $44.3 million in the third quarter of 2018 decreased compared to the second quarter of 2018 which included restructuring costs of $3.8 million. Adjusted non-compensation expenses increased compared to the year-ago period due to new accounting guidance requiring the gross presentation of client reimbursed deal expenses. Excluding the $7.7 million of deal-related expenses, adjusted non-compensation expenses in the quarter were $36.7 million.


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BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS
The firm has two reportable business segments: Capital Markets and Asset Management. Consolidated net revenues and expenses are fully allocated to these two segments.
U.S. GAAP Results and Commentary
Capital Markets
The following table summarizes our Capital Markets business segment results on a U.S. GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 

 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
(Dollars in thousands)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Net revenues
$
205,870

 
$
162,621

 
$
227,988

 
26.6
%
 
-9.7
 %
Operating expenses
$
176,783

 
$
156,381

 
$
196,409

 
13.0
%
 
-10.0
 %
Pre-tax operating income
$
29,087

 
$
6,240

 
$
31,579

 
366.1
%
 
-7.9
 %
Pre-tax operating margin
14.1
%
 
3.8
%
 
13.9
%
 
 
 
 
Advisory services revenues of $113.5 million were up 47.0% compared to the sequential quarter driven by more completed engagements and higher revenue per deal, and reflect strong relative performance in a market where the number of completed transactions was down. Advisory services revenues declined 23% compared to the year-ago period. Although the number of completed transactions was consistent year-over-year, revenues in the third quarter of 2017 were elevated by several large fees, and represented our strongest quarter on record. We believe markets remain constructive and we expect to finish the year strong.
Equity financing revenues of $32.2 million increased 7% compared to the sequential quarter driven by higher revenue per deal as we completed a larger proportion of bookrun deals. Revenues in the current quarter increased 46% compared to the year-ago period driven by more completed transactions and higher revenue per deal. We outperformed our target market, where the sub-$2 billion fee pool was up 11% on a year-to-date basis, reflecting market share gains and the strength of our franchise. Consistent with the market, our deal activity was concentrated in healthcare, our strongest industry sector.
Debt financing revenues of $20.9 million, up 24% compared to the second quarter of 2018, reflect the breadth of our platform as we achieved strong relative performance in an environment where municipal market issuance volumes were down. Our performance has continued to build momentum during the year from historically low levels in the first quarter of 2018, albeit down from robust 2017 levels. We believe our performance will continue to follow this trend as we finish the year.
Equity institutional brokerage revenues of $17.8 million decreased 7% compared to the sequential quarter due to lower commissions from client trading as we typically experience a slowdown in the summer months.
Fixed income institutional brokerage revenues of $18.2 million were consistent compared to the second quarter of 2018 and down 12% compared to the year-ago period as we have reduced inventory levels to coincide with current market opportunities.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were $176.8 million, up 13% compared to the second quarter of 2018 primarily due to higher compensation expenses arising from increased revenues. Operating expenses in the current quarter decreased 10% compared to the third quarter of 2017 due to lower compensation expenses driven by decreased revenues, offset in part by higher non-compensation expenses resulting from new accounting guidance requiring the gross presentation of client reimbursed deal expenses.


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Segment pre-tax operating margin was 14.1% compared to 3.8% in the second quarter of 2018 and 13.9% in the year-ago period. Segment pre-tax operating margin improved on a sequential basis primarily due to higher revenues. Despite lower revenues compared to the year-ago period, segment pre-tax operating margin increased due to lower acquisition-related compensation.

Asset Management
The following table summarizes our Asset Management business segment results on a U.S. GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 

 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
(Dollars in thousands, except AUM)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Net revenues
$
11,658

 
$
10,860

 
$
12,579

 
7.3
 %
 
-7.3
 %
Operating expenses
$
11,110

 
$
11,841

 
$
126,394

 
-6.2
 %
 
-91.2
 %
Pre-tax operating income/(loss)
$
548

 
$
(981
)
 
$
(113,815
)
 
N/M

 
N/M

Pre-tax operating margin
4.7
%
 
-9.0
 %
 
-904.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets under management (in millions)
$
7,308

 
$
7,483

 
$
7,628

 
-2.3
 %
 
-4.2
 %
N/M — Not meaningful
AUM of $7.3 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2018 was down slightly compared to both of the prior periods. The decline in AUM sequentially was attributable to net client outflows offset in part by market appreciation.
Net revenues of $11.7 million increased compared to the sequential quarter due to higher management fees resulting from higher average AUM. Net revenues decreased 7% compared to the year-ago period due to lower management fees from a lower effective yield driven by the mix of our equity products.
Operating expenses for the current quarter were $11.1 million, down 6% compared to the sequential quarter reflecting our continued focus on cost management. Operating expenses in the third quarter of 2017 were impacted by a $114.4 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge.
Segment pre-tax operating margin was 4.7% in the current quarter driven by increased revenues and lower operating expenses. The improved segment pre-tax operating margin resulted from proactive initiatives to reduce operating expenses as market conditions remain challenging. Segment pre-tax operating margin in the third quarter of 2017 was impacted by the non-cash goodwill impairment charge.



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Non-GAAP Results and Commentary
Capital Markets
The following table summarizes our Capital Markets business segment results on a non-GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
(Dollars in thousands)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Adjusted net revenues
$
203,994

 
$
163,059

 
$
228,972

 
25.1
%
 
-10.9
 %
Adjusted operating expenses
$
167,855

 
$
146,561

 
$
179,269

 
14.5
%
 
-6.4
 %
Adjusted pre-tax operating income
$
36,139

 
$
16,498

 
$
49,703

 
119.1
%
 
-27.3
 %
Adjusted pre-tax operating margin
17.7
%
 
10.1
%
 
21.7
%
 
 
 
 
The variance explanations for adjusted net revenues and adjusted operating expenses on a non-GAAP basis are consistent with those for net revenues and operating expenses on a U.S. GAAP basis.
Adjusted segment pre-tax operating margin was 17.7% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to 10.1% in the second quarter of 2018 and 21.7% in the year-ago period. Adjusted segment pre-tax operating margin increased sequentially and decreased on a year-over-year basis driven by the variability in adjusted net revenue levels.

Asset Management
The following table summarizes our Asset Management business segment results on a non-GAAP basis for the periods presented:
 
 Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
% Change vs.
(Dollars in thousands)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
Sequential
 
Prior Year
Adjusted net revenues
$
11,658

 
$
10,860

 
$
12,579

 
7.3
 %
 
-7.3
 %
Adjusted operating expenses
$
9,709

 
$
10,441

 
$
10,753

 
-7.0
 %
 
-9.7
 %
Adjusted pre-tax operating income
$
1,949

 
$
419

 
$
1,826

 
365.2
 %
 
6.7
 %
Adjusted pre-tax operating margin
16.7
%
 
3.9
%
 
14.5
%
 
 
 
 
The variance explanations for adjusted net revenues on a non-GAAP basis are consistent with those for the corresponding measures on a U.S. GAAP basis. The differences between our operating expenses and pre-tax operating margin on a U.S. GAAP basis, and our adjusted operating expenses and adjusted pre-tax operating margin on a non-GAAP basis are due to intangible asset amortization and goodwill impairment charges.




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TAXES
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017, reduced the corporate federal tax rate from 35% to 21% effective as of January 1, 2018. 
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of $0.4 million and $6.8 million, respectively, related to restricted stock vesting at values greater than the grant price. Excluding the impact of this tax benefit, our non-GAAP effective tax rate was 26.1% and 25.2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively.

CAPITAL
Dividends
On October 26, 2018, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of $0.375 per share to be paid on December 14, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 28, 2018.
During the third quarter, we paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share, totaling $5.5 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we returned an aggregate of $41.6 million, or $2.75 per share, to shareholders through cash dividends including the special cash dividend of $1.62 per share paid in the first quarter of 2018.

Share Repurchases
During the third quarter of 2018, we repurchased approximately 22,000 shares of the company's common stock, at an average price of $76.40 per share, from restricted stock award recipients selling shares upon the award vesting to meet their employment tax obligations. We also repurchased approximately 68,000 shares, at an average price of $74.62 per share, pursuant to our share repurchase authorization. The aggregate amount of approximately 90,000 shares, or $6.8 million, were repurchased at an average price of $75.06 per share.

Senior Notes
We repaid our $125 million fixed rate senior note upon maturity on October 9, 2018. Given our level of capital and strong cash generation from earnings, we decided not to renew our long-term borrowings.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
 Three Months Ended
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
2018
 
2018
 
2017
Human Capital
 
 
 
 
 
Full time employees
1,262
 
1,269
 
1,275
Investment banking managing directors
89
 
87
 
84
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business Line Statistics
 
 
 
 
 
Advisory deals
 
 
 
 
 
Completed (#)
45
 
37
 
43
Aggregate value (in billions)
$8.5
 
$5.0
 
$11.3
Equity financing deals
 
 
 
 
 
Bookrun (#)
14
 
15
 
13
Total (#)
19
 
26
 
16
Capital raised (in billions)
$3.2
 
$5.5
 
$1.9
Municipal negotiated issues
 
 
 
 
 
Total (#)
116
 
114
 
139
Par value (in billions)
$4.1
 
$2.3
 
$3.4
Asset management
 
 
 
 
 
AUM (in billions)
$7.3
 
$7.5
 
$7.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shareholder Information
 
 
 
 
 
Common shareholders’ equity (in millions)
$700.2
 
$685.5
 
$738.3
Common shares outstanding (in millions)
13.4
 
13.3
 
12.9
Return on average common shareholders’ equity – rolling 12 month *
-1.0%
 
-10.9%
 
-6.8%
Adjusted return on average common shareholders’ equity – rolling 12 month †
13.0%
 
13.1%
 
13.9%
Book value per share
$52.38
 
$51.41
 
$57.23
Tangible book value per share ‡
$45.14
 
$43.95
 
$48.89
*
Rolling 12 month return on average common shareholders' equity is computed by dividing net income applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies' for the last 12 months by average monthly common shareholders' equity.
Adjusted rolling 12 month return on average common shareholders' equity, a non-GAAP measure, is computed by dividing adjusted net income for the last 12 months by average monthly common shareholders' equity. For a detailed explanation of the components of adjusted net income, see "Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Selected Summary Financial Information." Management believes that the adjusted rolling 12 month return on average common shareholders' equity provides a meaningful measure of our return on the core operating results of the business.
‡    Tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP measure, is computed by dividing tangible common shareholders' equity by common shares outstanding. Tangible common shareholders' equity equals total common shareholders' equity less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets. Management believes that tangible book value per share is a meaningful measure of the tangible assets deployed in our business. Shareholders' equity is the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure to tangible shareholders' equity. The following is a reconciliation of shareholders' equity to tangible shareholders' equity:    
 
As of
 
As of
 
As of
(Amounts in thousands)
Sept. 30, 2018
 
June 30, 2018
 
Sept. 30, 2017
Common shareholders’ equity
$
700,211

 
$
685,524

 
$
738,266

Deduct: goodwill and identifiable intangible assets
96,844

 
99,459

 
107,623

Tangible common shareholders’ equity
$
603,367

 
$
586,065

 
$
630,643



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Conference Call
Chad R. Abraham, chief executive officer; Debbra L. Schoneman, president; and Timothy L. Carter, chief financial officer, will hold a conference call to review the financial results on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time). The earnings release will be available on or after October 26, 2018, at the firm's Web site at www.piperjaffray.com. The call can be accessed via webcast or by dialing (888) 810-0209 (toll-free domestic) or (706) 902-1361 (international) and referencing reservation number: 1699548. Callers should dial in at least 15 minutes prior to the call time. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately noon Eastern Time (11 a.m. Central Time) on October 26, 2018 at the same Web address or by dialing (855) 859-2056 and referencing reservation number: 1699548.

About Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray is an investment bank and asset management firm serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. Proven advisory teams combine deep industry, product and sector expertise with ready access to capital. Founded in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices across the United States and in London, Aberdeen and Hong Kong. www.piperjaffray.com

Investor Relations Contact
Tim Carter 
Chief Financial Officer, Piper Jaffray 
612 303-5607 
timothy.l.carter@pjc.com




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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and the conference call to discuss the contents of this press release contain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, statements made about the outlook, particularly with respect to the fourth quarter, for corporate advisory (i.e., M&A), capital markets, and public finance transactions (including our performance in specific sectors), areas of potential growth for the company (e.g., sectors within corporate advisory), economic and market conditions (including the outlook for equity markets and the interest rate environment), the state of our equity and fixed income brokerage and asset management businesses, anticipated financial results generally (including expectations regarding our revenue levels, non-compensation expenses, effective tax rate, compensation ratio, compensation and benefits expense, operating margins, return on equity, and earnings per share), current deal pipelines (or backlogs) for the remainder of the year and into 2019, the level of financial instruments owned (i.e., our securities inventory), our strategic priorities (including growth and the remixing of our product platform, the payment of our quarterly and special dividends to our shareholders, or other similar matters.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, and important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and important factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

revenues from corporate advisory (i.e., M&A) engagements and equity and debt financings may vary materially depending on the number, size, and timing of completed transactions, and completed transactions do not generally provide for subsequent engagements;
market and economic conditions or developments may be unfavorable, including in specific sectors in which we operate, and these conditions or developments, such as market fluctuations or volatility, may adversely affect our business, revenue levels and profitability;
the volume of anticipated transactions – including corporate advisory (i.e., M&A), equity financing, and debt financing – and the corresponding revenues from the transactions may vary from quarter to quarter significantly, particularly if there is a decline in macroeconomic conditions or the financial markets;
asset management revenue may vary based on product trends favoring passive investment products, and investment performance and market factors, with market factors impacting certain sectors that are more heavily weighted to our business, e.g. energy-based MLP funds;
interest rate volatility, especially if the changes are rapid or severe, could negatively impact our fixed income institutional business and the negative impact could be exaggerated by reduced liquidity in the fixed income markets; and
our stock price may fluctuate as a result of several factors, including but not limited to, changes in our revenues and operating results.

A further listing and description of these and other risks, uncertainties and important factors can be found in the sections titled "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and updated in our subsequent reports filed with the SEC (available at our Web site at www.piperjaffray.com and at the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov).

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. We undertake no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.


© 2018 Piper Jaffray Companies, 800 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-7020
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Piper Jaffray Companies
Preliminary Results of Operations (U.S. GAAP – Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Percent Inc/(Dec)
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
3Q '18
 
3Q '18
 
Sept. 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
Percent
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
vs. 2Q '18
 
vs. 3Q '17
 
2018
 
2017
 
Inc/(Dec)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment banking
$
166,458

 
$
123,904

 
$
190,482

 
34.3
 %
 
(12.6
)%
 
$
411,203

 
$
461,260

 
(10.9
)%
Institutional brokerage
31,738

 
33,032

 
34,873

 
(3.9
)
 
(9.0
)
 
92,415

 
111,083

 
(16.8
)
Asset management
13,377

 
12,740

 
12,818

 
5.0

 
4.4

 
38,706

 
44,011

 
(12.1
)
Interest
6,592

 
8,178

 
7,164

 
(19.4
)
 
(8.0
)
 
25,183

 
22,649

 
11.2

Investment income/(loss)
3,068

 
726

 
(422
)
 
322.6

 
N/M

 
6,706

 
15,406

 
(56.5
)
Total revenues
221,233

 
178,580

 
244,915

 
23.9

 
(9.7
)
 
574,213

 
654,409

 
(12.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
3,705

 
5,099

 
4,348

 
(27.3
)
 
(14.8
)
 
14,142

 
15,568

 
(9.2
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
217,528

 
173,481

 
240,567

 
25.4

 
(9.6
)
 
560,071

 
638,841

 
(12.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Compensation and benefits
139,151

 
115,574

 
169,469

 
20.4

 
(17.9
)
 
369,895

 
438,161

 
(15.6
)
Outside services
9,521

 
10,564

 
7,495

 
(9.9
)
 
27.0

 
29,024

 
27,612

 
5.1

Occupancy and equipment
8,967

 
8,931

 
8,127

 
0.4

 
10.3

 
26,476

 
24,846

 
6.6

Communications
7,561

 
7,925

 
7,136

 
(4.6
)
 
6.0

 
24,112

 
22,025

 
9.5

Marketing and business development
6,718

 
7,685

 
6,683

 
(12.6
)
 
0.5

 
21,702

 
22,512

 
(3.6
)
Deal-related expenses
7,671

 
6,166

 

 
24.4

 
N/M

 
18,888

 

 
N/M

Trade execution and clearance
2,049

 
2,028

 
2,125

 
1.0

 
(3.6
)
 
6,240

 
5,864

 
6.4

Restructuring costs

 
3,770

 

 
N/M

 
N/M

 
3,770

 

 
N/M

Goodwill impairment

 

 
114,363

 
N/M

 
N/M

 

 
114,363

 
N/M

Intangible asset amortization
2,615

 
2,615

 
3,822

 

 
(31.6
)
 
7,845

 
11,466

 
(31.6
)
Back office conversion costs

 

 
1,293

 
N/M

 
N/M

 

 
3,027

 
N/M

Other operating expenses
3,640

 
2,964

 
2,290

 
22.8

 
59.0

 
9,187

 
8,525

 
7.8

Total non-interest expenses
187,893

 
168,222

 
322,803

 
11.7

 
(41.8
)
 
517,139

 
678,401

 
(23.8
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income/(loss) before income tax expense/(benefit)
29,635

 
5,259

 
(82,236
)
 
463.5

 
N/M

 
42,932

 
(39,560
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense/(benefit)
7,365

 
567

 
(31,423
)
 
1,198.9

 
N/M

 
5,351

 
(26,912
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income/(loss)
22,270

 
4,692

 
(50,813
)
 
374.6

 
N/M

 
37,581

 
(12,648
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income/(loss) applicable to noncontrolling interests
247

 
(1,534
)
 
(1,100
)
 
N/M

 
N/M

 
(1,271
)
 
3,217

 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies (a)
$
22,023

 
$
6,226

 
$
(49,713
)
 
253.7

 
N/M

 
$
38,852

 
$
(15,865
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income/(loss) applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies’ common shareholders (a)
$
19,377

 
$
5,522

 
$
(50,415
)
 
250.9

 
N/M

 
$
33,650

 
$
(18,106
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings/(loss) per common share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
1.45

 
$
0.43

 
$
(3.91
)
 
237.2
 %
 
N/M

 
$
2.54

 
$
(1.42
)
 
N/M

Diluted (b)
$
1.43

 
$
0.43

 
$
(3.91
)
 
232.6
 %
 
N/M

 
$
2.50

 
$
(1.42
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
$
0.38

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.31

 

 
22.6
 %
 
$
2.75

(c)
$
0.94

 
192.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
13,343

 
13,303

 
12,898

 
0.3
 %
 
3.5
 %
 
13,248

 
12,774

 
3.7
 %
Diluted
13,508

 
13,438

 
12,975

 
0.5
 %
 
4.1
 %
 
13,444

 
12,945

 
3.9
 %
N/M — Not meaningful
(a)
Piper Jaffray Companies calculates earnings per common share using the two-class method, which requires the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings to participating securities. No allocation of undistributed earnings is made for periods in which a loss is incurred, or for periods in which cash dividends exceed net income resulting in an undistributed loss. Distributed earnings (e.g., dividends) are allocated to participating securities. Participating securities include all of the Company’s unvested restricted shares.
(b)
Earnings per diluted common share is calculated using the basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding for periods in which a loss is incurred, or for periods in which cash dividends exceed net income resulting in an undistributed loss.
(c)
Includes the declaration of a special cash dividend of $1.62 per share and three quarterly cash dividends totaling $1.125 per share on the Company's common stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.


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Piper Jaffray Companies
Preliminary Segment Data (U.S. GAAP – Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Percent Inc/(Dec)
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
3Q '18
 
3Q '18
 
Sept. 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
Percent
(Dollars in thousands)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
vs. 2Q '18
 
vs. 3Q '17
 
2018
 
2017
 
Inc/(Dec)
Capital Markets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment banking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advisory services
$
113,540

 
$
77,214

 
$
146,816

 
47.0
 %
 
(22.7
)%
 
$
266,083

 
$
332,205

 
(19.9
)%
Financing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equities
32,188

 
30,038

 
22,117

 
7.2

 
45.5

 
99,868

 
70,229

 
42.2

Debt
20,936

 
16,851

 
21,687

 
24.2

 
(3.5
)
 
45,473

 
60,066

 
(24.3
)
Total investment banking
166,664

 
124,103

 
190,620

 
34.3

 
(12.6
)
 
411,424

 
462,500

 
(11.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institutional sales and trading
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equities
17,804

 
19,141

 
18,410

 
(7.0
)
 
(3.3
)
 
54,951

 
59,085

 
(7.0
)
Fixed income
18,162

 
18,436

 
20,676

 
(1.5
)
 
(12.2
)
 
52,932

 
63,137

 
(16.2
)
Total institutional sales and trading
35,966

 
37,577

 
39,086

 
(4.3
)
 
(8.0
)
 
107,883

 
122,222

 
(11.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Management and performance fees
1,806

 
1,630

 
678

 
10.8

 
166.4

 
4,824

 
4,172

 
15.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment income/(loss)
3,166

 
1,143

 
(660
)
 
177.0

 
N/M

 
7,607

 
15,155

 
(49.8
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term financing expenses
(1,732
)
 
(1,832
)
 
(1,736
)
 
(5.5
)
 
(0.2
)
 
(5,351
)
 
(6,003
)
 
(10.9
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
205,870

 
162,621

 
227,988

 
26.6

 
(9.7
)
 
526,387

 
598,046

 
(12.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
176,783

 
156,381

 
196,409

 
13.0

 
(10.0
)
 
482,024

 
524,702

 
(8.1
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income
$
29,087

 
$
6,240

 
$
31,579

 
366.1
 %
 
(7.9
)%
 
$
44,363

 
$
73,344

 
(39.5
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating margin
14.1%
 
3.8%
 
13.9%
 
 
 
 
 
8.4%
 
12.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Management and performance fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Management fees
$
11,571

 
$
11,110

 
$
12,140

 
4.1
 %
 
(4.7
)%
 
$
33,874

 
$
39,839

 
(15.0
)%
Performance fees

 

 

 
N/M

 
N/M

 
8

 

 
N/M

Total management and performance fees
11,571

 
11,110

 
12,140

 
4.1

 
(4.7
)
 
33,882

 
39,839

 
(15.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment income/(loss)
87

 
(250
)
 
439

 
N/M

 
(80.2
)
 
(198
)
 
956

 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
11,658

 
10,860

 
12,579

 
7.3

 
(7.3
)
 
33,684

 
40,795

 
(17.4
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
11,110


11,841

 
126,394

(a) 
(6.2
)
 
(91.2
)
 
35,115

 
153,699

(a) 
(77.2
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating income/(loss)
$
548

 
$
(981
)
 
$
(113,815
)
 
N/M

 
N/M

 
$
(1,431
)
 
$
(112,904
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment pre-tax operating margin
4.7%
 
(9.0)%
 
(904.8)%
 
 
 
 
 
(4.2)%
 
(276.8)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
$
217,528

 
$
173,481

 
$
240,567

 
25.4
 %
 
(9.6
)%
 
$
560,071

 
$
638,841

 
(12.3
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
187,893


168,222

 
322,803

(a) 
11.7

 
(41.8
)
 
517,139

 
678,401

(a) 
(23.8
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax operating income/(loss)
$
29,635

 
$
5,259

 
$
(82,236
)
 
463.5
 %
 
N/M

 
$
42,932

 
$
(39,560
)
 
N/M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax operating margin
13.6%
 
3.0%
 
(34.2)%
 
 
 
 
 
7.7%

(6.2)%
 
 
N/M — Not meaningful
(a) Includes a $114.4 million goodwill impairment charge


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Piper Jaffray Companies
Preliminary Selected Summary Financial Information (Non-GAAP – Unaudited) (1)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Percent Inc/(Dec)
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
3Q '18
 
3Q '18
 
Sept. 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
Percent
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
vs. 2Q '18
 
vs. 3Q '17
 
2018
 
2017
 
Inc/(Dec)
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment banking
$
166,458

 
$
123,904

 
$
190,482

 
34.3
 %
 
(12.6
)%
 
$
411,203

 
$
461,260

 
(10.9
)%
Institutional brokerage
31,738

 
33,032

 
34,873

 
(3.9
)
 
(9.0
)
 
92,415

 
111,083

 
(16.8
)
Asset management
13,377

 
12,740

 
12,818

 
5.0

 
4.4

 
38,706

 
44,011

 
(12.1
)
Interest
6,592

 
8,178

 
7,164

 
(19.4
)
 
(8.0
)
 
25,183

 
22,649

 
11.2

Investment income
1,192

 
1,164

 
562

 
2.4

 
112.1

 
4,349

 
10,526

 
(58.7
)
Total revenues
219,357

 
179,018

 
245,899

 
22.5

 
(10.8
)
 
571,856

 
649,529

 
(12.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
3,705

 
5,099

 
4,348

 
(27.3
)
 
(14.8
)
 
14,142

 
15,568

 
(9.2
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net revenues (2)
$
215,652

 
$
173,919

 
$
241,551

 
24.0
 %
 
(10.7
)%
 
$
557,714

 
$
633,961

 
(12.0
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-interest expenses:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Adjusted compensation and benefits (3)
$
133,237

 
$
108,237

 
$
155,160

 
23.1
 %
 
(14.1
)%
 
$
346,440

 
$
407,860

 
(15.1
)%
Ratio of adjusted compensation and benefits to adjusted net revenues
61.8
%
 
62.2
%
 
64.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
62.1
%
 
64.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


 
 
 
 
 


Adjusted non-compensation expenses (4)
$
44,327

 
$
48,765

 
$
34,862

 
(9.1
)%
 
27.1
 %
 
$
135,259

 
$
112,320

 
20.4
 %
Ratio of adjusted non-compensation expenses to adjusted net revenues
20.6
%
 
28.0
%
 
14.4
%
 
 
 
 
 
24.3
%
 
17.7
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted income before adjusted income tax expense (5)
$
38,088

 
$
16,917

 
$
51,529

 
125.1
 %
 
(26.1
)%
 
$
76,015

 
$
113,781

 
(33.2
)%
Adjusted operating margin (6)
17.7
%
 
9.7
%
 
21.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
13.6
%
 
17.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted income tax expense (7)
9,522

 
3,078

 
19,008

 
209.4

 
(49.9
)
 
12,288

 
32,505

 
(62.2
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income (8)
$
28,566

 
$
13,839

 
$
32,521

 
106.4
 %
 
(12.2
)%
 
$
63,727

 
$
81,276

 
(21.6
)%
Effective tax rate (9)
25.0
%
 
18.2
%
 
36.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
16.2
%
 
28.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted net income applicable to Piper Jaffray Companies’ common shareholders (10)
$
25,134

 
$
12,172

 
$
27,718

 
106.5
 %
 
(9.3
)%
 
$
55,804

 
$
68,584

 
(18.6
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted earnings per diluted common share
$
1.86

 
$
0.92

 
$
2.13

 
102.2
 %
 
(12.7
)%
 
$
4.15

 
$
5.31

 
(21.8
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted
13,508

 
13,438

 
12,975

 
0.5
 %
 
4.1
 %
 
13,444

 
12,945

 
3.9
 %
N/M — Not meaningful
This presentation includes non-GAAP measures. The non-GAAP measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures, and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures, see "Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Selected Summary Financial Information."




13


Piper Jaffray Companies
Preliminary Adjusted Segment Data (Non-GAAP – Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Percent Inc/(Dec)
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
Sept. 30,
 
June 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
3Q '18
 
3Q '18
 
Sept. 30,
 
Sept. 30,
 
Percent
(Dollars in thousands)
2018
 
2018
 
2017
 
vs. 2Q '18
 
vs. 3Q '17
 
2018
 
2017
 
Inc/(Dec)
Capital Markets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment banking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advisory services
$
113,540

 
$
77,214

 
$
146,816

 
47.0
 %
 
(22.7
)%
 
$
266,083

 
$
332,205

 
(19.9
)%
Financing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equities
32,188

 
30,038

 
22,117

 
7.2

 
45.5

 
99,868

 
70,229

 
42.2

Debt
20,936

 
16,851

 
21,687

 
24.2

 
(3.5
)
 
45,473

 
60,066

 
(24.3
)
Total investment banking
166,664

 
124,103

 
190,620

 
34.3

 
(12.6
)
 
411,424

 
462,500

 
(11.0
)