The Carlyle Group LP (CG) PT Cut to $17 at UBS; 'Buy' Kept

February 11, 2016 9:33 AM EST
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Price: $44.64 -0.78%

Rating Summary:
    10 Buy, 8 Hold, 1 Sell

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Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 20 | Down: 26 | New: 20
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UBS analyst Brennan Hawken lowered his price target on The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ: CG) to $17.00 (from $25.00) but maintains a Buy rating following Q4 results.

Hawken commented, "CG reported 4Q15 ENI per unit of $0.24, below our estimate of $0.38 and consensus of $0.31 per share. However, results included a $50 million legal reserve, which if excluded results would have been in line with our estimate. Carlyle also announced a unit repurchase authorization of $200 million that will focus primarily on public units and should provide support for the shares. Importantly, comp expense for the full year was down and non-comp was roughly flat, demonstrating management's efforts to improve FRE through operational efficiencies, rather than simply relying on the topline. As a result, the company expects quarterly FRE to be in the mid-$40 million range in 2016 despite revenue headwinds, which we view positively."

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Shares of The Carlyle Group LP closed at $11.86 yesterday.

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