Carlyle Group reported a $59 million non-cash loss in income in the second quarter of 2012, which the District-based private equity giant attributed in part to a poor June stock market, which forced the company to write down the value of some of its holdings.
The firm also reported its first dividend of 11 cents per share, payable Aug. 31, and said the company’s distributable earnings — which includes the money that the company earns on its investments — were $115 million, up 29 percent over a year ago.
Tim Loughran, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, said Carlyle’s stock performance to date “means it’s not a flash in the pan. It’s not like they are going into social media,” Lougran said. “They are buying auto paint. It’s not very glamorous, but sometimes slow and steady and dull wins.”