Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) - NYSE
  • Fri, Jun. 24, 3:13 PM
    • With London's status as a financial hub, Brexit raises questions over just how firms - including U.S. asset managers - will do business on the Continent from the City (such as selling financial products) under the new regime.
    • The good news, says Citi's William Katz, is the poor performance of most of the sector means investors may have already priced in falling NAVs and AUM.
    • The worst of the fallout, says Katz, will hit those managers with the largest presence in the U.K., including Invesco (IVZ -13%) and Affiliated Mangers Group (AMG -10.8%). Again, the recent struggles for both these stocks means the blow could be softer than feared.
    • While the whole affair could make for good buying opportunities for private-equity funds, that doesn't mean the stock prices of players like Carlyle Group (CG -2.8%), Blackstone (BX -5%), KKR (KKR -6%), Fortress (FIG -3.9%), and Oaktree (OAK -1.7%) couldn't come under a great deal of pressure in the short term.
    | Fri, Jun. 24, 3:13 PM | 15 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 2, 12:54 PM
    • Led by nearly $1B of net inflows in May in the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund (MUTF:DBLTX), assets under management at Jeff Gundlach's shop reached $100B last month.
    • Year-to-date inflows at DoubleLine are $9.05B, led by $7.2B from the Total Return Bond Fund.
    • It's good news for Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), which paid $20M in 2009 for a stake in DoubleLine that's so far paid out more than $150M and now is likely worth $1B or more ... a pretty fair ROI for Howard Marks and company.
    | Thu, Jun. 2, 12:54 PM | 7 Comments
  • Wed, May 18, 3:37 PM
    • Former BofA banker Bill Egan was hired by Oaktree (OAK +0.9%) two years ago to start a reinsurance venture. and his exit follows a struggle to raise enough funds to set up an operation with enough scale.
    • Oaktree had hoped to team up with XL Group, but investor interest in the industry isn't exactly strong thanks to too much pricing competition. John Paulson recently shuttered a reinsurer and Dan Loeb's Third Point Reinsurance is selling for less than its 2013 IPO price.
    | Wed, May 18, 3:37 PM
  • Thu, Apr. 28, 8:33 AM
    • Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK): Q1 EPS of $0.49 misses by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $312.94M (-21.1% Y/Y) beats by $21.25M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Apr. 28, 8:33 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 27, 5:30 PM
  • Tue, Mar. 15, 4:18 PM
    • A sign of the times: Clayton Williams Energy this month announced it was borrowing $350M from Ares Management (NYSE:ARES) to replace an equivalent loan from a consortium of banks. For its part, Ares charges a higher rate than the banks, and received the rights to buy up to 18.5% of the company and appoint two to the Clayton board.
    • Clayton had no choice, and for Ares it's "loan-to-own" - either it makes plenty on the loan (12.5% interest) or it potentially winds up with the company in a bankruptcy.
    • Look for similar deals to be struck this spring, with shops with big credit units like Blackstone (NYSE:BX), Apollo (NYSE:APO), and Oaktree (NYSE:OAK) prime candidates to take the lead.
    • Source: Reuters' Koh Gui Qing
    | Tue, Mar. 15, 4:18 PM | 14 Comments
  • Fri, Mar. 11, 8:34 AM
    • The analyst team lead by Brian Bedell is altering its valuation methodology for private-equity players from multiples of distributable earnings to a sum-of-the-parts model. The "volatile backdrop" makes one-two year distributable earnings estimates "highly uncertain," they say.
    • Thanks to its higher sensitivity to real estate than peers, Blackstone (NYSE:BX) is cut to Hold from Buy.
    • Within the subsector, Bedell and team like in order: Exchanges, online brokers, large-cap asset managers, trust banks, and at the end of list alternative asset managers (private-equity).
    • Their top pick in exchanges is CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), thanks to its leverage to uncertainty on global rate policy, economic growth, oil, and equity markets.
    • In online brokerage, Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) is a "solid play" on more Fed tightening.
    • In custodial names, the team continues to like a pair trade of long BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK) and short State Street (NYSE:STT).
    • For traditional asset managers, Affiliated Managers (NYSE:AMG) is especially undervalued, followed by Invesco (NYSE:IVZ), BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), and T.Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW).
    • In alternatives, Oaktree (NYSE:OAK) is best-positioned thanks to its ability to put money to work in distressed credit opportunities.
    | Fri, Mar. 11, 8:34 AM | 29 Comments
  • Wed, Mar. 2, 4:12 PM
    • Oaktree Capital (OAK +1.7%) has invested in the region for years, but given the energy and commodity bust, now seems to a particularly good time for the distressed asset giant to open an office in Sydney.
    • It will be lead by Managing Director Byron Beath, who joined the company this year to focus on Australia and New Zealand.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Wed, Mar. 2, 4:12 PM
  • Thu, Feb. 18, 8:03 AM
    • Howard Marks has a career filled with dingers, but Oaktree Capital's (NYSE:OAK) $20M 2009 investment in Jeff Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital stands out. The stake has paid out $158M to Oaktree since, and now could be worth nearly $1B.
    • Gundlach started DoubleLine after getting fired by TCW, and his firm's AUM have grown to $85B in the six years since, with the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund now at more than $55B after beating 99% of peers over the last five years.
    • Wells Fargo's Christopher Harris and Robert Ryan figure the DoubleLine stake accounts for about $5.80 of Oaktree's stock value of $44.60 per share - translating into a value of $893M. Morningtree's Stephen Ellis puts a more conservative number on it, but in any case the ROI compares with the best deals Marks has ever pulled off.
    • Source: Bloomberg
    | Thu, Feb. 18, 8:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Feb. 9, 9:10 AM
    • Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK): Q4 EPS of $0.26 beats by $0.02.
    • Segment Revenue of $212M (-20.4% Y/Y).
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Feb. 9, 9:10 AM
  • Mon, Feb. 8, 5:30 PM
    | Mon, Feb. 8, 5:30 PM | 13 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 11, 10:13 AM
    • Alongside an already-reported downgrade for WisdomTree (it's lower by 6.4% today), Goldman cuts Oaktree Capital (OAK -1.9%) to Buy from Conviction Buy, and Artisan Partners (APAM +0.2%) and Janus Capital (JNS +0.2%) to Neutral from Buy.
    • The group of four is down 18-37% over the past year, including double-digit declines in just 2016's first handful of sessions.
    | Mon, Jan. 11, 10:13 AM | 4 Comments
  • Dec. 10, 2015, 1:12 PM
    • Raymond James (NYSE:RJF), Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS), and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are best-positioned in the event of a one-and-done move from the Fed, says Goldman, as they get most the earnings upside from the initial move higher in rates, rather than needing "normalization."
    • "Deposit betas" may be a source of underappreciated surprise, says Goldman, which doesn't believe banks will pass along much of the initial 50 basis point hike in rates to customers. Poised to benefit here: JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), BofA, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), PNC Financial (NYSE:PNC), and E*Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC).
    • Finally, clarity on the interest rate picture should allow bank managements to get moving in growing returns, Favored "self-help" stories: AIG, Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), and Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION).
    | Dec. 10, 2015, 1:12 PM | 15 Comments
  • Dec. 8, 2015, 4:00 PM
    • "Post Lehman there was too much to do and now there is again," says Oaktree Capital's (OAK -2.1%) Howard Marks, speaking about the distressed debt opportunities out there today. "It's been a long, long time."
    • It's a change from Marks, who for the last couple have of years has lamented the slim pickings for distressed asset investors like himself.
    • Oaktree put billions to work after Lehman, mostly in its Opportunities Fund VII, and the vehicle so far has had distributions of $22B to clients on $13.5B of drawn capital.
    • Energy is mostly where the action is, and Marks and company are spending plenty of time studying oil and gas concerns.
    • “Hedges were in place that have worn off; companies will lose their credit lines,” Marks says of oil producers. “Some of the price declines and some of the weakness makes the prospective buyer very happy.”
    | Dec. 8, 2015, 4:00 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 2, 2015, 3:14 PM
    • Leading the way higher for the roughed-up sector are alternative players like Och-Ziff Capital (OZM +10.1%) and KKR (KKR +9.3%). There's also Blackstone (BX +4.3%), Fortress (FIG +3.2%), Oaktree (OAK +4.2%), and Carlyle Group (CG +7.4%).
    • Traditional names like Manning and Napier (MN +11.7%), Affiliated (AMG +2.6%), Waddell & Reed (WDR +2.7%), Virtus Investment (VRTS +3.7%), and Legg Mason (LM +2.3%).
    • Many of these names have reported Q3 already, and the results have mostly disappointed. On tap for tomorrow is Och-Ziff.
    | Nov. 2, 2015, 3:14 PM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 29, 2015, 8:40 AM
    • Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK): Q3 EPS of $0.11 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $178.9M (-35.8% Y/Y) misses by $19.12M.
    | Oct. 29, 2015, 8:40 AM
Company Description
Oaktree Capital Group LLC is a global investment management company. It provides investment management services through funds and separate accounts. The company's closed-end funds are typically structured as limited partnerships that have a specified period during which clients can subscribe for... More
Sector: Financial
Industry: Asset Management
Country: United States