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Icahn Enterprises, L.P. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

November 05, 2010 | About:

Icahn Enterprises, L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2010-09-30.

Icahn Enterprises, L.p. has a market cap of $2.99 billion; its shares were traded at around $36.33 with and P/S ratio of 0.4. The dividend yield of Icahn Enterprises, L.p. stocks is 2.8%.IEP is in the portfolios of Murray Stahl of Horizon Asset Management, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.

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Overview Introduction Icahn Enterprises L.P., or Icahn Enterprises, is a master limited partnership formed in Delaware on February 17, 1987. We own a 99% limited partner interest in Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P., or Icahn Enterprises Holdings. Icahn Enterprises Holdings and its subsidiaries own substantially all of our assets and liabilities and conduct substantially all of our operations. Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., or Icahn Enterprises GP, our sole general partner, which is owned and controlled by Mr. Icahn, owns a 1% general partner interest in both us and Icahn Enterprises Holdings, representing an aggregate 1.99% general partner interest in us and Icahn Enterprises Holdings. As of September 30, 2010, affiliates of Mr. Icahn owned 78,454,899 of our depositary units which represented approximately 92.6% of our outstanding depositary units. As described below, on March 31, 2010, we redeemed all of our preferred units.

Senior Notes Offering On January 15, 2010, we and Icahn Enterprises Finance Corp., or Icahn Enterprises Finance, (referred to collectively as the Issuers), issued $850,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2016, or the 2016 Notes, and $1,150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2018, or the 2018 Notes and, together with the 2016 Notes, referred to as the New Notes, pursuant to the purchase agreement, dated January 12, 2010, or the Purchase Agreement, by and among the Issuers, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, as guarantor, or the Guarantor, and Jefferies & Company, Inc., as initial purchaser, or the Initial Purchaser. Icahn Enterprises Finance, our wholly owned subsidiary, was formed solely for the purpose of serving as co-issuer of our debt securities in order to facilitate offerings of debt securities. The 2016 Notes were priced at 99.411% of their face value and the 2018 Notes were priced at 99.275% of their face value. The gross proceeds from the issuance of the New Notes were approximately $1,986,656,000, a portion of which was used to purchase the approximate $1.28 billion in aggregate principal amount (or approximately 97%) of the senior unsecured 7.125% notes due 2013, or the 2013 Notes, and the senior unsecured 8.125% notes due 2012, or the 2012 Notes, and, together with the 2013 Notes, referred to as the Senior Unsecured Notes, that were tendered pursuant to certain cash tender offers and consent solicitations and to pay related fees and expenses. Interest on the New Notes will be payable on January 15 and July 15 of each year, commencing July 15, 2010. The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties and indemnification and contribution provisions whereby the Issuers and the Guarantor, on the one hand, and the Initial Purchaser, on the other, have agreed to indemnify each other against certain liabilities. The Senior Unsecured Notes were satisfied and discharged on January 15, 2010.

The New Notes are issued under and are governed by an indenture, dated January 15, 2010, or the Indenture, among the Issuers, the Guarantor and Wilmington Trust Company, as trustee. The Indenture contains customary events of defaults and covenants relating to, among other things, the incurrence of debt, affiliate transactions, liens and restricted payments. On or after January 15, 2013, the Issuers may redeem all of the 2016 Notes at a price equal to 103.875% of the principal amount of the 2016 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, with such optional redemption prices decreasing to 101.938% on and after January 15, 2014 and 100% on and after January 15, 2015. On or after January 15, 2014, the Issuers may redeem all of the 2018 Notes at a price equal to 104.000% of the principal amount of the 2018 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, with such option redemption prices decreasing to 102.000% on and after January 15, 2015 and 100% on and after January 15, 2016. Before January 15, 2013, the Issuers may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of each of the 2016 Notes and 2018 Notes with the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at a price equal to 107.750% and 108.000%, respectively, of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption, provided that at least 65% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2016 Notes or 2018 Notes, as the case may be, originally issued remains outstanding immediately after such redemption. If the Issuers experience a change of control, the Issuers must offer to purchase for cash all or any part of each holders New Notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the New Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

Prior to January 1, 2008, the management agreements between Icahn Capital Management LP (referred to as New Icahn Management) and the Private Funds provided for the management fees to be paid by each of the Feeder Funds and the Onshore Fund to New Icahn Management at the beginning of each quarter generally in an amount equal to 0.625% (2.5% annualized) of the net asset value of each Investors (defined below) investment in the Feeder Fund or Onshore Fund, as applicable, and were recognized quarterly.

Beginning July 1, 2009 through July 1, 2010, all limited partnership agreements and offering memoranda of the Private Funds (referred to as the Fund Documents) were revised primarily to provide existing investors and new investors (referred to as the Investors) with various new options for investments in the Private Funds (each referred to as an Option). Each Option has certain eligibility criteria for Investors and existing investors are permitted to roll over their investments made in the Private Funds prior to the applicable Fund Documents being updated (referred to as Pre-Election Investments) into one or more of the new Options. For fee-paying investments, the special profits interest allocations range from 1.5% to 2.25% per annum and the incentive allocations range from 15% (in some cases subject to a preferred return) to 22% per annum. The new Options also have different withdrawal terms, with certain Options being permitted to withdraw capital every six months (subject to certain limitations on aggregate withdrawals) and other Options being subject to three-year rolling lock-up periods, provided that early withdrawals are permitted at certain times with the payment to the Private Funds of a fee. For those Options with rolling lock-ups, the General Partners will not be entitled to receive an incentive allocation for a period of two years or longer.

The economic and withdrawal terms of the Pre-Election Investments remain the same, which include, for most fee-paying Investors, a special profits interest allocation of 2.5% per annum, an incentive allocation of 25% per annum and a three-year lock-up period (or sooner, subject to the payment of an early withdrawal fee). Certain of the Options will preserve each Investors existing high watermark with respect to its rolled over Pre-Election Investments and one of the Options establishes a hypothetical high watermark for new capital invested before December 31, 2010 by persons that had Pre-Election Investments. Effective with permitted withdrawals on December 31, 2009, if an Investor does not roll over a Pre-Election Investment into another Option when it is first eligible to do so without the payment of a withdrawal fee, the Private Funds will require such Investor to withdraw such Pre-Election Investment.

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