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Aon Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
Second Quarter Key Metrics
- Reported revenue decreased 1% to $2.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 3%
- Operating margin increased 470 basis points to 14.6%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 30 basis points to 19.3%
- EPS increased 63% to $1.01, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 6% to $1.39
- For the first six months of 2016, cash flow from operations increased 32% to $764 million, and free cash flow increased 51% to $660 million
Second Quarter Highlights
- The Company closed its acquisition of Univers Workplace Solutions, adding a leading elective benefit enrollment and communication services firm to its health and benefits brokerage business, strengthening Aon Risk Solutions' ability to serve clients as one of the world's leading providers of comprehensive benefit solutions
- Subsequent to the quarter close, Starbucks announced they have joined Aon's innovative active health exchange platform, enabling Starbucks' partners (employees) to have greater choice, opportunities for cost savings, and personalized support to select and get the most out of their health insurance coverage

LONDON, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $272 million, or $1.01 per share, compared to $178 million, or $0.62 per share, for the prior year quarter.  Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted for certain items, increased 6% to $1.39, compared to $1.31 in the prior year quarter.  If the Company were to hold foreign currency exchange rates constant, translating prior year quarter results at current quarter foreign exchange rates ("foreign currency translation"), there would be no material per share impact on either GAAP or adjusted net income from continuing operations. Certain items that impacted second quarter results and comparisons with the prior year quarter are detailed in the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings per Share" on page 12 of this press release. 

"Overall, we delivered positive performance across each of our key metrics in the second quarter, highlighted by four percent organic revenue growth in Retail Brokerage, 70 basis points of adjusted operating margin improvement in Risk Solutions, and substantial free cash flow growth of 51% for the first six months of the year," said Greg Case, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Although we expect continued volatility in the macroeconomic environment, we anticipate improved organic growth and operational performance in the second half of 2016.  Our industry-leading platform and innovative investments across data and analytics continue to position the firm for long-term growth, increased operating leverage and significant free cash flow generation towards our near-term goal of $2.4 billion for the full year 2017."

SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Total revenue decreased 1% to $2.8 billion compared to the prior year quarter driven primarily by a 2% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation and a 2% decrease in commissions and fees related to net divestitures, partially offset by 3% organic revenue growth.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter decreased 7% to $2.4 billion compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $176 million decrease in expense related to certain legacy litigation settlements in the prior year quarter, a $52 million decrease in expenses related to net divestitures, a $49 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, and an $11 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, partially offset by $62 million of expense related to certain non-cash pension settlements and an increase in expense to support 3% organic revenue growth.

Depreciation expense increased $1 million to $58 million compared to the prior year period.

Intangible asset amortization expense decreased 14%, or $11 million, to $68 million compared to the prior year quarter, consisting of an $8 million decrease in HR Solutions and a $3 million decrease in Risk Solutions.

Foreign currency exchange rates in the second quarter had no material pretax impact (+$1 million in Risk Solutions, -$2 million in HR Solutions, and +$1 million Unallocated) on net income and a $1 million pretax unfavorable impact (+$1 million in Risk Solutions, -$3 million in HR Solutions, and +$1 million Unallocated) on adjusted net income if the Company were to translate prior year quarter results at current quarter foreign exchange rates. There was no material impact to earnings per share on either a GAAP or adjusted basis.

Effective tax rate used in the U.S. GAAP financial statements in the second quarter was 16.4%, compared to the prior year quarter of 12.2%.  After adjusting to exclude the applicable tax impact associated with expenses for certain non-cash pension settlements, the adjusted effective tax rate for the second quarter of 2016 was 17.4% compared to 18.0% in the prior year quarter, driven primarily by changes in the geographic distribution of income and certain favorable discrete tax adjustments.  The prior year quarter adjusted effective tax rate excludes the applicable tax impact associated with expenses related to certain legacy litigation.  These adjustments are discussed in the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings per Share" on page 12 of this press release.

Average diluted shares outstanding decreased to 269.8 million in the second quarter compared to 286.7 million in the prior year quarter, driven by the Company's repurchase of Class A ordinary shares in previous quarters.  As of June 30, 2016, the Company had $3.3 billion of remaining authorization under its share repurchase program.

Cash flow from operations for the first six months of 2016 increased 32%, or $186 million, to $764 million primarily driven by an increase in net income, a decline in cash tax payments, a decline in cash paid for pension contributions, and underlying working capital improvements.  Net income in the prior year period was unfavorably impacted by expenses related to legacy litigation.

Free cash flow, defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, increased 51%, or $224 million, to $660 million for the first six months of 2016 driven by an increase in cash flow from operations and a $38 million decrease in capital expenditures.  A reconciliation of free cash flow to cash flow from operations can be found on the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow" on page 11 of this press release.

SECOND QUARTER SEGMENT REVIEW

Certain noteworthy items impacted operating income and operating margins in the second quarters of 2016 and 2015.  The second quarter segment reviews provided below include supplemental information related to organic revenue, adjusted operating income and operating margin, which is described in detail on the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow" on page 11 and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings per Share" on page 12 of this press release.

 

RISK SOLUTIONS

 
                       

Less:

   

(millions)

 

Three Months Ended

     

Less:

 

Acquisitions,

   

Commissions,

Fees and Other

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

%

Change

 

Currency

Impact

 

Divestitures,

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Retail

 

$

1,508

 

$

1,498

 

1%

 

(3)%

 

—%

 

4%

Reinsurance

 

334

 

330

 

1

 

 

 

1

Subtotal

 

$

1,842

 

$

1,828

 

1%

 

(2)%

 

—%

 

3%

Investment Income

 

5

 

5

 

         

Total Revenue

 

$

1,847

 

$

1,833

 

1%

         

 

Risk Solutions total revenue increased 1% compared to the prior year quarter driven by 3% organic growth in commissions and fees, partially offset by a 2% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Retail organic revenue increased 4% reflecting organic revenue growth in both the Americas and International businesses.  Americas organic revenue increased 2% driven by strong growth in Affinity and modest growth in Latin America and US Retail.  International organic revenue increased 6% reflecting solid growth across every major region, including Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, driven by strong new business generation and management of the renewal book portfolio. 

Reinsurance organic revenue increased 1% compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to growth in facultative placements, cedent demand in treaty placements, and new business generation, partially offset by an unfavorable market impact internationally.

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

%

 Change

Revenue

 

$

1,847

 

$

1,833

 

1%

Expenses

       

Compensation and benefits

 

1,097

 

1,018

 

8

Other general expenses

 

377

 

536

 

(30)

Total operating expenses

 

1,474

 

1,554

 

(5)

Operating income

 

$

373

 

$

279

 

34%

Operating margin

 

20.2%

 

15.2%

   

Operating income - adjusted

 

$

459

 

$

444

 

3%

Operating margin - adjusted

 

24.9%

 

24.2%

   

 

Compensation and benefits for the second quarter increased 8%, or $79 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to $61 million of expense related to certain non-cash pension settlements and an increase in expense to support 3% organic growth, partially offset by a $24 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation and a $3 million decrease in expenses related to net divestitures.

Other general expenses for the second quarter decreased 30%, or $159 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $137 million decrease in expense related to certain legacy litigation settlements in the prior year quarter, a $14 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, a $3 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, and expense discipline, partially offset by an increase in expense to support 3% organic revenue growth.

Second quarter operating income increased 34% to $373 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income increased 3% to $459 million, and operating margin increased 70 basis points to 24.9%, each compared to the prior year quarter.  The increase in adjusted operating margin was driven primarily by solid organic revenue growth of 3%, a 50 basis point favorable impact from foreign currency translation, and return on investments in data and analytics across the portfolio.

 

HR SOLUTIONS

(millions)

 

Three Months Ended

     

Less:

 

Less:

Acquisitions,

   

Commissions,

Fees and Other

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

%

Change

 

Currency

Impact

 

Divestitures,

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Consulting Services

 

$

383

 

$

391

 

(2)%

 

(2)%

 

(1)%

 

1%

Outsourcing

 

550

 

599

 

(8)

 

(1)

 

(7)

 

Intersegment

 

(2)

 

(11)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Subtotal

 

$

931

 

$

979

 

(5)%

 

(1)%

 

(5)%

 

1%

Investment Income

 

 

 

N/A

           

Total Revenue

 

$

931

 

$

979

 

(5)%

           

 

HR Solutions total revenue decreased 5% to $931 million compared to the prior year quarter driven by a 5% decrease in commissions and fees resulting from net divestitures and a 1% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by 1% organic growth in commissions and fees.

Organic revenue in Consulting increased 1% driven primarily by continued growth in investment consulting and for pension solutions, partially offset by unfavorable timing of revenue in compensation consulting. Organic revenue in Outsourcing was flat due primarily to continued growth in HR BPO for cloud-based solutions, offset by a modest decline in benefits administration and project-related work.

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

%

Change

Revenue

 

$

931

 

$

979

 

(5)%

Expenses

           

Compensation and benefits

 

565

 

611

 

(8)

Other general expenses

 

291

 

329

 

(12)

Total operating expenses

 

856

 

940

 

(9)

Operating income

 

$

75

 

$

39

 

92%

Operating margin

 

8.1%

 

4.0%

   

Operating income - adjusted

 

$

119

 

$

129

 

(8)%

Operating margin - adjusted

 

12.8%

 

13.2%

   

 

Compensation and benefits for the second quarter decreased 8%, or $46 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $34 million decrease in expenses related to net divestitures and a $7 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Other general expenses for the second quarter decreased $38 million compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $39 million decrease in expense related to certain legacy litigation settlements in the prior year quarter, a $16 million decrease in expenses related to net divestitures, and an $8 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, partially offset by an increase in expense to support future growth.

Second quarter operating income increased 92% to $75 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income decreased 8% to $119 million, and operating margin decreased 40 basis points to 12.8%, each compared to the prior year quarter.  The decrease in adjusted operating margin was primarily driven by an increase in expense to support future growth, divestitures of certain businesses in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, and a 10 basis point unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by organic revenue growth of 1%.

 

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

                 
   

Three Months Ended

     

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

   

Jun 30,
 2015

   

%
Change

Risk Solutions

 

$

373

   

$

279

   

34%

HR Solutions

 

75

   

39

   

92

Unallocated expenses

 

(43)

   

(41)

   

5

Operating income

 

$

405

   

$

277

   

46%

Interest income

 

3

   

4

   

(25)

Interest expense

 

(73)

   

(68)

   

7

Other income

 

   

1

   

(100)

Income before income taxes

 

$

335

   

$

214

   

57%

 

Unallocated expenses for the second quarter increased $2 million to $43 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Interest income decreased $1 million to $3 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Interest expense increased $5 million to $73 million compared to the prior year quarter due to the overlap of $750 million of notes issued in the first quarter of 2016 and $500 million of notes that came due in the second quarter of 2016.  Other income includes losses on certain long-term investments and foreign exchange hedging programs, primarily offset by the sale of a certain business.  The prior year quarter primarily includes net gains on certain long term investments and the sale of certain businesses.

Conference Call, Presentation Slides and Webcast Details
The Company will host a conference call on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., central time.  Interested parties can listen to the conference call via a live audio webcast and view the presentation slides at www.aon.com.

About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: http://aon.mediaroom.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This communication contains certain statements related to future results, or states our intentions, beliefs and expectations or predictions for the future which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from either historical or anticipated results depending on a variety of factors. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our operations. All statements, other than statements of historical facts that address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate may occur in the future, including such things as our outlook, future capital expenditures, growth in commissions and fees, changes to the composition or level of our revenues, cash flow and liquidity, expected tax rates, business strategies, competitive strengths, goals, the benefits of new initiatives, growth of our business and operations, plans and references to future successes, are forward-looking statements. Also, when we use the words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "probably", "potential", "looking forward", or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward looking statements:  general economic and political conditions in different countries in which Aon does business around the world; changes in the competitive environment; fluctuations in exchange and interest rates, including negative yields in some jurisdictions, that could influence revenue and expense; changes in global equity and fixed income markets that could affect the return on invested assets; changes in the funding status of Aon's various defined benefit pension plans and the impact of any increased pension funding resulting from those changes; the level of Aon's debt limiting financial flexibility; rating agency actions that could affect Aon's ability to borrow funds; the effect of the change in global headquarters and jurisdiction of incorporation, including differences in the anticipated benefits; changes in estimates or assumptions on our financial statements; limits on Aon's subsidiaries to make dividend and other payments to Aon; the impact of lawsuits and other contingent liabilities and loss contingencies arising from errors and omissions and other claims against Aon; the impact of, and potential challenges in complying with, legislation and regulation in the jurisdictions in which Aon operates, particularly given the global scope of Aon's  businesses and the possibility of conflicting regulatory requirements across jurisdictions in which Aon does business; the impact of any investigations brought by regulatory authorities in the U.S., U.K. and other countries; the impact of any inquiries relating to compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and non-U.S. anti-corruption laws and with U.S. and non-U.S. trade sanctions regimes; failure to protect intellectual property rights or allegations that we infringe on the intellectual property rights of others; the effects of English law on our operating flexibility and the enforcement of judgments against Aon; the failure to retain and attract qualified personnel; international risks associated with Aon's global operations; the effect of natural or man-made disasters; the potential of a system or network breach or disruption resulting in operational interruption or improper disclosure of personal data; Aon's ability to develop and implement new technology; damage to our reputation among clients, markets or third parties; the actions taken by third parties that preform aspects of our business operations and client services;  the extent to which Aon manages risks associated with the various services, including fiduciary and investments and other advisory services and business process outsourcing services, among others, that Aon provides or will provide to clients; Aon's ability to grow, develop and integrate companies or new lines of business that it acquires; changes in commercial property and casualty markets, commercial premium rates or methods of compensation; changes in the health care system or our relationships with insurance carriers; and Aon's ability to implement initiatives intended to yield cost savings, and the ability to achieve those cost savings.

Any or all of Aon's forward-looking statements may turn out to be inaccurate, and there are no guarantees about Aon's performance.  The factors identified above are not exhaustive.  Aon and its subsidiaries operate in a dynamic business environment in which new risks may emerge frequently.  Further information concerning Aon and its businesses, including factors that potentially could materially affect Aon's financial results, is contained in Aon's filings with the SEC. See Aon's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended march 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016 for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Aon's businesses. These factors may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports.  Aon is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statement that it may make from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures
This communication includes supplemental information related to organic revenue, free cash flow, adjusted operating margin, and adjusted earnings per share that exclude the effects of restructuring charges, intangible asset amortization, capital expenditures, transaction and integration costs and certain other noteworthy items that affected results for the comparable periods.  Organic revenue excludes from reported revenues the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers between business units, reimbursable expenses and unusual items.  The impact of foreign exchange is determined by translating last year's revenue, expense or net income at this year's foreign exchange rates.  Reconciliations are provided in the attached appendices.  Supplemental organic revenue information and additional measures that exclude the effects of the restructuring charges and certain other items do not affect net income or any other GAAP reported amounts.  Free cash flow is cash flow from operating activity less capital expenditures. Management believes that these measures are important to make meaningful period-to-period comparisons and that this supplemental information is helpful to investors.  They should be viewed in addition to, not in lieu of, the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements.  Industry peers provide similar supplemental information regarding their performance, although they may not make identical adjustments.

 

Investor Contact:

 

Media Contact:

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Senior Director, External Communications - Americas

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312-381-1532

 

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions, except per share data)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

   

Jun 30,
 2015

   

Percent

Change

 

Jun 30,
 2016

   

Jun 30,
 2015

   

Percent

Change

Revenue

                                       

 Commissions, fees and other

 

$

2,761

   

$

2,800

   

(1)%

 

$

5,548

   

$

5,642

   

(2)%

Fiduciary investment income

 

5

   

5

   

 

10

   

10

   

Total revenue

 

2,766

   

2,805

   

(1)

 

5,558

   

5,652

   

(2)

Expenses

                     

Compensation and benefits

 

1,688

   

1,653

   

2

 

3,337

   

3,336

   

Other general expenses

 

673

   

875

   

(23)

 

1,366

   

1,598

   

(15)

Total operating expenses

 

2,361

   

2,528

   

(7)

 

4,703

   

4,934

   

(5)

Operating income

 

405

   

277

   

46

 

855

   

718

   

19

Interest income

 

3

   

4

   

(25)

 

5

   

7

   

(29)

Interest expense

 

(73)

   

(68)

   

7

 

(142)

   

(133)

   

7

Other income

 

   

1

   

(100)

 

18

   

43

   

(58)

Income before income taxes

 

335

   

214

   

57

 

736

   

635

   

16

Income taxes (1)

 

55

   

26

   

112

 

129

   

106

   

22

Net income

 

280

   

188

   

49

 

607

   

529

   

15

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

8

   

10

   

(20)

 

20

   

23

   

(13)

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

272

   

$

178

   

53%

 

$

587

   

$

506

   

16%

                       

Basic net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

1.01

   

$

0.63

   

60%

 

$

2.17

   

$

1.78

   

22%

Diluted net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

1.01

   

$

0.62

   

63

 

$

2.16

   

$

1.76

   

23

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted

 

269.8

   

286.7

   

(6)%

 

271.7

   

286.9

   

(5)%

   

(1)

The effective tax rate was 16.4% and 12.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and 17.5% and 16.8% for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.


 

 

 

Aon plc

Revenue (Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (1)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent
Change

 

Organic
Revenue
Growth (1)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                               

Risk Solutions

 

$

1,842

 

$

1,828

 

1%

 

3%

 

$

3,709

 

$

3,718

 

—%

 

3%

HR Solutions

 

931

 

979

 

(5)

 

1

 

1,861

 

1,949

 

(5)

 

2

Total Operating Segments

 

$

2,773

 

$

2,807

 

(1)%

 

3%

 

$

5,570

 

$

5,667

 

(2)%

 

3%

Fiduciary Investment Income

                           

Risk Solutions

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

—%

     

$

10

 

$

10

 

—%

   

HR Solutions

 

 

 

N/A

     

 

 

N/A

   

Total Operating Segments

 

$

5

 

$

5

 

—%

     

$

10

 

$

10

 

—%

   

Total Revenue

                               

Risk Solutions

 

$

1,847

 

$

1,833

 

1%

   

$

3,719

 

$

3,728

 

—%

   

HR Solutions

 

931

 

979

 

(5)

     

1,861

 

1,949

 

(5)

   

Intersegment

 

(12)

 

(7)

 

71

     

(22)

 

(25)

 

(12)

   

Total

 

$

2,766

 

$

2,805

 

(1)%

   

$

5,558

 

$

5,652

 

(2)%

   
   

(1)

Organic revenue excludes the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers, reimbursable expenses and unusual items. Change in organic revenue, a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to the corresponding U.S. GAAP percent change in revenue on page 11 of this release.

 

 

Aon plc

Segments (Unaudited)

         

Risk Solutions

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

Revenue

                               

 Commissions, fees and other

 

$

1,842

 

$

1,828

 

1%

 

$

3,709

 

$

3,718

 

—%

Fiduciary investment income

 

5

 

5

 

 

10

 

10

 

Total revenue

 

1,847

 

1,833

 

1

 

3,719

 

3,728

 

Expenses

                       

Compensation and benefits

 

1,097

 

1,018

 

8

 

2,141

 

2,071

 

3

Other general expenses

 

377

 

536

 

(30)

 

776

 

966

 

(20)

Total operating expenses

 

1,474

 

1,554

 

(5)

 

2,917

 

3,037

 

(4)

Operating income

 

$

373

 

$

279

 

34%

 

$

802

 

$

691

 

16%

                         

Operating margin

 

20.2%

 

15.2%

       

21.6%

   

18.5%

   
 

HR Solutions

   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

Revenue

                               

 Commissions, fees and other

 

$

931

 

$

979

 

(5)%

 

$

1,861

 

$

1,949

 

(5)%

Fiduciary investment income

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

Total revenue

 

931

 

979

 

(5)

 

1,861

 

1,949

 

(5)

Expenses

                 

Compensation and benefits

 

565

 

611

 

(8)

 

1,144

 

1,220

 

(6)

Other general expenses

 

291

 

329

 

(12)

 

575

 

614

 

(6)

Total operating expenses

 

856

 

940

 

(9)

 

1,719

 

1,834

 

(6)

Operating income

 

$

75

 

$

39

 

92%

 

$

142

 

$

115

 

23%

                   

Operating margin

 

8.1%

 

4.0%

     

7.6%

   

5.9%

   
 

Total Operating Income (Loss)

   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

Risk Solutions

 

$

373

 

$

279

 

34%

 

$

802

 

$

691

 

16%

HR Solutions

 

75

 

39

 

92

 

142

 

115

 

23

Unallocated

 

(43)

 

(41)

 

5

 

(89)

 

(88)

 

1

Total operating income

 

$

405

 

$

277

 

46%

 

$

855

 

$

718

 

19%

                 

Total operating margin

   

14.6%

   

9.9%

       

15.4%

   

12.7%

   



 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

 

Organic Revenue (Unaudited)

   

Three Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Less:

Currency

Impact (1)

 

Less: Acquisitions,

Divestitures &

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (2)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                           

Risk Solutions Segment:

                           

  Retail brokerage

                           

     Americas

 

$

830

 

$

837

 

(1)%

 

(3)%

 

—%

 

2%

  International

 

678

 

661

 

3

 

(2)

 

(1)

 

6

  Total Retail brokerage

 

1,508

 

1,498

 

1

 

(3)

 

 

4

  Reinsurance brokerage

 

334

 

330

 

1

 

 

 

1

  Total Risk Solutions

 

1,842

 

1,828

 

1

 

(2)

 

 

3

HR Solutions Segment:

                 

Consulting services

 

383

 

391

 

(2)

 

(2)

 

(1)

 

1

Outsourcing

 

550

 

599

 

(8)

 

(1)

 

(7)

 

Intrasegment

 

(2)

 

(11)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total HR Solutions

 

931

 

979

 

(5)

 

(1)

 

(5)

 

1

Total Operating Segments

 

$

2,773

 

$

2,807

 

(1)%

 

(2)%

 

(2)%

 

3%

   

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Jun 30,
 2015

 

Percent

Change

 

Less:

Currency

Impact (1)

 

Less: Acquisitions,

Divestitures &

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (2)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                           

Risk Solutions Segment:

                           

  Retail brokerage

                           

     Americas

 

$

1,538

 

$

1,550

 

(1)%

 

(3)%

 

(1)%

 

3%

  International

 

1,465

 

1,461

 

 

(4)

 

(1)

 

5

  Total Retail brokerage

 

3,003

 

3,011

 

 

(4)

 

 

4

  Reinsurance brokerage

 

706

 

707

 

 

(1)

 

 

1

  Total Risk Solutions

 

3,709

 

3,718

 

 

(3)

 

 

3

HR Solutions Segment:

                 

Consulting services

 

757

 

762

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(1)

 

2

Outsourcing

 

1,110

 

1,203

 

(8)

 

(1)

 

(7)

 

Intrasegment

 

(6)

 

(16)

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total HR Solutions

 

1,861

 

1,949

 

(5)

 

(2)

 

(5)

 

2

Total Operating Segments

 

$

5,570

 

$

5,667

 

(2)%

 

(3)%

 

(2)%

 

3%

                             

 Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

                           
     

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

           

Jun 30,
 2016
 

  Jun 30,
 2015

 

  Percent Change

Cash Provided By Operating Activities

               

$

764

$

578

 

32%

Less: Capital Expenditures

             

(104)

 

(142)

 

(27)

Free Cash Flow (3)

               

$

660

$

436

 

51%

                             

(1)

Currency impact is determined by translating last year's revenue at this year's foreign exchange rates.

(2)

Organic revenue excludes the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers, reimbursable expenses and unusual items.

(3)

Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. This non-GAAP measure does not imply or represent a precise calculation of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.


 

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Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share (Unaudited) (1)

                                                 
   

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

(millions)

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

1,847

 

$

931

 

$

(12)

 

$

2,766

 

$

3,719

 

$

1,861

 

$

(22)

 

$

5,558

                         

Operating income (loss) - as reported

 

$

373

 

$

75

 

$

(43)

 

$

405

 

$

802

 

$

142

 

$

(89)

 

$

855

Intangible asset amortization

 

25

 

43

 

 

68

 

49

 

86

 

 

135

Pension Settlement

 

61

 

1

 

 

62

 

61

 

1

 

 

62

Operating income (loss) - as adjusted

 

$

459

 

$

119

 

$

(43)

 

$

535

 

$

912

 

$

229

 

$

(89)

 

$

1,052

                         

Operating margins - as adjusted

 

24.9%

 

12.8%

 

N/A

 

19.3%

 

24.5%

 

12.3%

 

N/A

 

18.9%

   

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

 

(millions)

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

1,833

 

$

979

 

$

(7)

 

$

2,805

 

$

3,728

 

$

1,949

 

$

(25)

 

$

5,652

                         

Operating income (loss) - as reported

 

$

279

 

$

39

 

$

(41)

 

$

277

 

$

691

 

$

115

 

$

(88)

 

$

718

Intangible asset amortization

 

28

 

51

 

 

79

 

56

 

103

 

 

159

Legacy Litigation

 

137

 

39

 

 

176

 

137

 

39

 

 

176

Operating income (loss) - as adjusted

 

$

444

 

$

129

 

$

(41)

 

$

532

 

$

884

 

$

257

 

$

(88)

 

$

1,053

                         

Operating margins - as adjusted

 

24.2%

 

13.2%

 

N/A

 

19.0%

 

23.7%

 

13.2%

 

N/A

 

18.6%

                                 
     

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

(millions except per share data)

   

2016

 

2015

 

2016

 

2015

Operating income - as adjusted

                         

$

535

 

$

532

 

$

1,052

 

$

1,053

Interest income

                         

3

 

4

 

5

 

7

Interest expense

                         

(73)

 

(68)

 

(142)

 

(133)

Other income

                         

 

1

 

18

 

43

                                   

Income before income taxes - as adjusted

         

465

 

469

 

933

 

970

Income taxes (2)

                         

81

 

84

 

167

 

180

Net income - as adjusted

                         

384

 

385

 

766

 

790

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

               

8

 

10

 

20

 

23

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders - as adjusted

     

$

376

 

$

375

 

$

746

 

$

767

                                   

Diluted earnings per share - as adjusted

     

$

1.39

 

$

1.31

 

$

2.75

 

$

2.67

                                   

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted

     

269.8

 

286.7

 

271.7

 

286.9

   

(1)

Certain noteworthy items impacting operating income in 2016 and 2015 are described in this schedule. The items shown with the caption "as adjusted" are non-GAAP measures.

(2)

The effective tax rates used in the U.S. GAAP financial statements were 16.4% and 12.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015 for the six months ended 17.5% and 16.8%, respectively.  Reconciling items are generally taxed at the effective tax rate. However, after adjusting to exclude the applicable tax impact associated with expenses for pension settlements, the adjusted effective tax rates for the second quarter and first six months of 2016 were 17.4% and 17.9%, respectively. After adjusting to exclude the applicable tax impact associated with expenses for legacy litigation, the adjusted effective tax rates for the second quarter and first six months of 2015 were 18.0% and 18.6%, respectively.

 

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)

   

As of

(millions)

 

Jun 30,
 2016

 

Dec 31,
 2015

   

(Unaudited)

   

ASSETS

       

Current Assets

       
             

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

438

 

$

384

Short-term investments

 

251

 

356

Receivables, net

 

2,516

 

2,734

Fiduciary assets (1)

 

10,201

 

9,932

Other current assets

 

395

 

329

Total Current Assets

 

13,801

 

13,735

Goodwill

 

8,473

 

8,448

Intangible assets, net

 

2,107

 

2,180

Fixed assets, net

 

751

 

765

Non-current deferred tax assets

 

265

 

234

Prepaid pension

 

720

 

1,033

Other non-current assets

 

576

 

592

Total Assets

 

$

26,693

 

$

26,987

         

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

       

Current Liabilities

       

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

$

1,373

 

$

1,772

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt

 

251

 

562

Fiduciary liabilities

 

10,201

 

9,932

Other current liabilities

 

872

 

819

Total Current Liabilities

 

12,697

 

13,085

Long-term debt

 

5,907

 

5,138

Non-current deferred tax liabilities

 

39

 

37

Pension, other post-retirement and post-employment liabilities

 

1,722

 

1,795

Other non-current liabilities

 

767

 

769

Total Liabilities

 

21,132

 

20,824

         

EQUITY

       

Shareholders' Equity

       

Ordinary shares ($0.01 nominal value)

 

3

 

3

Additional paid-in capital

 

5,434

 

5,409

Retained earnings

 

3,784

 

4,117

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(3,722)

 

(3,423)

Total Aon Shareholders' Equity

 

5,499

 

6,106

Noncontrolling interests

 

62

 

57

Total Equity

 

5,561

 

6,163

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$

26,693

 

$

26,987

   

(1)

Includes cash and short-term investments:  2016 - $3,814 million, 2015 - $3,394 million

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

   
     
   

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

Jun 30,

2016

 

Jun 30,

2015

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

       

 Net income

 

$

607

   

$

529

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

       

Gain from sales of businesses and investments, net

 

(41)

   

(20)

 

Depreciation of fixed assets

 

114

   

113

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

135

   

159

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

155

   

164

 

Deferred income taxes

 

15

   

16

 

Change in assets and liabilities:

       

Fiduciary receivables

 

96

   

(116)

 

Short-term investments — funds held on behalf of clients

 

(449)

   

52

 

Fiduciary liabilities

 

353

   

64

 

Receivables, net

 

175

   

59

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(389)

   

(387)

 

Current income taxes

 

(35)

   

(152)

 

Pension, other post-retirement and other post-employment liabilities

 

(28)

   

(122)

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

56

   

219

 

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

764

   

578

 
         

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

       

Proceeds from investments

 

23

   

10

 

Purchases of investments

 

(29)

   

(1)

 

Net (purchases) sales of short-term investments — non-fiduciary

 

106

   

(97)

 

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

(183)

   

(23)

 

Proceeds from sale of businesses

 

103

   

52

 

Capital expenditures

 

(104)

   

(142)

 

CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(84)

   

(201)

 
         

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

       

Share repurchase

 

(750)

   

(550)

 

Issuance of shares for employee benefit plans

 

(87)

   

(161)

 

Issuance of debt

 

2,056

   

2,445

 

Repayment of debt

 

(1,632)

   

(1,896)

 

Cash dividends to shareholders

 

(169)

   

(156)

 

Noncontrolling interests and other financing activities

 

(62)

   

(23)

 

CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

(644)

   

(341)

 
         

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

18

   

(43)

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

54

   

(7)

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

384

   

374

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

 

$

438

   

$

367

 

 

SOURCE Aon plc



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