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Aon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

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LONDON, July25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended June30, 2014.

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $304 million, or $1.01 per share, compared to $241 million, or $0.76 per share, for the prior year quarter. Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted for certain items, increased 13% to $1.25, compared to $1.11 in the prior year quarter, including a $0.03 per share unfavorable impact on adjusted net income from continuing operations if the Company were to translate prior year quarter results at current quarter foreign exchange rates. 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.

"Our second quarter results reflect strong earnings per share growth of 13 percent, including organic growth in each segment, underlying operational improvement and effective capital management, despite challenges from both foreign currency translation and market impact," said Greg Case, president and chief executive officer. "Looking forward, we are well on track to deliver continued organic growth across each segment and operational improvement through returns on investments in GRIP and healthcare exchanges. We continue to effectively manage capital for shareholders, as highlighted by the return of $1.4 billion of capital through the first six months of 2014."

SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Totalrevenue increased 1% to $2.9 billion compared to the prior year quarter primarily driven by 2% organic revenue growth, partially offset by a 1% unfavorable impact from acquisitions, net of divestitures.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter decreased 2% to $2.5 billion compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $53 million decrease in formal restructuring costs, a $15 million decrease in expenses related to acquisitions, net of divestitures, and a $12 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 2% organic revenue growth, a $16 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation, and an increase in expense to support future growth in our health care exchange business.

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Depreciation expense increased 5%, or $3 million, to $62 million compared to the prior year quarter.

Intangible asset amortizationexpense decreased 12%, or $12 million, to $87 million compared to the prior year quarter, made up of a $9 million decrease in HR Solutions and a $3 million decrease in Risk Solutions.

Restructuring savings in the second quarter related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program are estimated at $100 million compared to $78 million in the prior year quarter. Of the estimated savings in the second quarter, approximately $76 million were related to the HR Solutions segment compared to $62 million in the prior year quarter, and approximately $24 million were related to the Risk Solutions segment compared to $16 million in the prior year quarter.

In HR Solutions, approximately $294 million of the expected $303 million in total cumulative savings have been achieved under the program, with the remaining $9 million of savings expected to be achieved by the end of 2014. In Risk Solutions, approximately $88 million of the expected $99 million in total cumulative savings have been achieved under the program, with the remaining $11 million of savings expected to be achieved by the end of 2014. The Company has incurred all remaining costs for the Aon Hewitt Restructuring Program, and the program was closed in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Foreign currency exchange rates in the second quarter had a $0.03 per share, or $12 million pretax unfavorable impact (-$15 million in Risk Solutions, -$1 million in Unallocated expenses, +$4 million in HR Solutions) on adjusted net income from continuing operations if the Company were to translate prior year quarter results at current quarter foreign exchange rates.

Effective tax rate in the second quarter was 17.5% compared to 26.4% in the prior year quarter. The effective tax rate in the second quarter of 2014 was favorably impacted by changes in the geographic distribution of income and certain discrete tax items. Potential unfavorable discrete tax adjustments in the second half of 2014 could cause the effective tax rate for the full year 2014 to be higher than the effective tax rate reported in the first half of 2014.

Average diluted shares outstanding decreased to 301.6 million in the second quarter compared to 317.1 million in the prior year quarter.

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Cash flow from operations increased 3%, or $11 million, to $344 million in the second quarter due primarily to solid underlying working capital performance, partially offset by higher cash taxes and organic growth.

Free cash flow, as defined by cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, increased 5%, or $13 million, to $284 million in the second quarter driven by an increase in cash flow from operations and a $2 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 2014 and 2013. 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



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Less:

     

(millions)

 

Three Months Ended

       

Less:

 

Acquisitions,

     

Commissions,

Fees and Other

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

%

Change

 

Currency

Impact

 

Divestitures,

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Retail

 

$

1,582

   

$

1,562

     

1%

   

—%

   

(1)%

   

2%

Reinsurance

 

360

   

376

     

(4)

   

   

   

(4)

Subtotal

 

$

1,942

   

$

1,938

     

—%

   

—%

   

(1)%

   

1%

Investment Income

   

6

     

6

     

                 

Total Revenue

 

$

1,948

   

$

1,944

     

—%

                 

Risk Solutions total revenue was flat at $1.9 billion compared to the prior year quarter due to 1% organic growth in commissions and fees, offset by a 1% decrease in commissions and fees resulting from acquisitions, net of divestitures.

Retail organic revenue increased 2% reflecting revenue growth in both the Americas and International businesses.  Americas organic revenue increased 2% reflecting growth across all regions driven by strong new business generation.  International organic revenue increased 3% driven by solid growth across Asia, New Zealand and strong management of the renewal book portfolio in continental Europe. 

Reinsurance organic revenue decreased 4% compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an unfavorable market impact in treaty and a decline in facultative placements, partially offset by growth in capital markets transactions and advisory business and net new business growth in treaty placements globally.

   

Three Months Ended

     

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

%

 Change

Revenue

 

$

1,948

   

$

1,944

     

—%

Expenses

                 

Compensation and benefits

 

1,080

   

1,096

     

(1)

Other general expenses

 

451

   

457

     

(1)

Total operating expenses

 

1,531

   

1,553

     

(1)

Operating income

 

$

417

   

$

391

     

7%

Operating margin

 

21.4%

   

20.1%

       

Operating income - adjusted

 

$

443

   

$

437

     

1%

Operating margin - adjusted

 

22.7%

   

22.5%

       

Compensation and benefits for the second quarter decreased 1%, or $16 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $9 million decrease in formal restructuring costs, savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program, and a $7 million decrease in expenses related to acquisitions, net of divestitures, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 1% organic revenue growth and an $8 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Other general expenses for the second quarter decreased 1%, or $6 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $9 million decrease in formal restructuring costs and expense discipline, partially offset by a $5 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Second quarter operating income increased 7% to $417 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income increased 1%, or $6 million, and operating margin increased 20 basis points to 22.7%, each compared to the prior year quarter.  The increase in adjusted operating margin was driven by return on investments in the business, expense discipline and savings related to the restructuring programs, partially offset by an 80 basis point, or $15 million, unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

HR SOLUTIONS

(millions)

 

Three Months Ended

       

Less:

 

Less:

Acquisitions,

     

Commissions,

Fees and Other

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

%

Change

 

Currency

Impact

 

Divestitures,

Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Consulting Services

 

$

395

   

$

388

     

2%

   

2%

   

(1)%

   

1%

Outsourcing

 

595

   

578

     

3

   

   

   

3

Intersegment

 

(8)

   

(10)

   

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Subtotal

 

$

982

   

$

956

     

3%

   

1%

   

—%

   

2%

Investment Income

 

   

   

N/A

                 

Total Revenue

 

$

982

   

$

956

     

3%

                 

HR Solutions total revenue increased 3% to $982 million compared to the prior year quarter driven by 2% organic growth in commissions and fees and a 1% favorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Organic revenue in Consulting Services increased 1% driven primarily by strong growth in investment consulting, partially offset by a modest decline in retirement in continental Europe and an anticipated unfavorable impact from timing in compensation consulting. Organic revenue in Outsourcing increased 3% compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to growth driven by new client wins and project related revenue in benefits administration.

   

Three Months Ended

     

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

%

Change

Revenue

 

$

982

 

$

956

   

3%

Expenses

                 

Compensation and benefits

   

605

   

589

   

3

Other general expenses

   

308

   

331

   

(7)

Total operating expenses

   

913

   

920

   

(1)

Operating income

 

$

69

 

$

36

   

92%

Operating margin

   

7.0%

   

3.8%

     

Operating income - adjusted

 

$

130

 

$

142

   

(8)%

Operating margin - adjusted

   

13.2%

   

14.9%

     

Compensation and benefits for the second quarter increased 3%, or $16 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an increase in expense associated with 2% organic revenue growth and an increase in expense to support future growth of our health care exchange business, partially offset by savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program and a $6 million decrease in formal restructuring costs.

Other general expenses for the second quarter decreased 7%, or $23 million, compared to the prior year quarter due to a $30 million decrease in formal restructuring costs and a $9 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 2% organic revenue growth.

Second quarter operating income increased 92% to $69 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income decreased 8%, or $12 million, and operating margin decreased 170 basis points to 13.2%, each compared to the prior year quarter.  An increase in expense to support future growth of our health care exchange business and an anticipated unfavorable impact from the timing of certain revenue in Consulting Services more than offset modest organic revenue growth and savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program.

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

   

Three Months Ended

     

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

%
Change

Risk Solutions

 

$

417

   

$

391

     

7%

HR Solutions

   

69

     

36

     

92

Unallocated expenses

   

(41)

     

(45)

     

(9)

Operating income

 

$

445

   

$

382

     

16%

Interest income

 

2

   

2

     

Interest expense

   

(65)

     

(48)

     

35

Other (expense) income

 

(2)

   

6

     

(133)

Income before income taxes

 

$

380

   

$

342

     

11%

Unallocated expenses decreased $4 million to $41 million compared to the prior year quarter, reflecting a decrease in costs associated with certain derivative hedging programs that are now recognized as interest expense.  Interest income was flat at $2 million compared to the prior year quarter.  Interest expense increased $17 million to $65 million compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an increase in the total debt outstanding and costs related to certain derivative hedging programs.  Other expense of $2 million primarily includes $5 million of net losses due to the unfavorable impact of exchange rates on remeasurement of assets and liabilities in non-functional currencies, partially offset by gains on certain long term investments.  In the prior year quarter, other income of $6 million included a $4 million net gain due to the favorable impact of exchange rates on remeasurement of assets and liabilities in non-functional currencies and a $2 million net gain on certain Company owned life insurance plans and other long-term investments.

 

Conference Call, Presentation Slides and Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, July 25, 2014 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 the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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", 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 conditions in different countries in which Aon does business around the world; changes in the competitive environment; 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; rating agency actions that could affect Aon's ability to borrow funds; fluctuations in exchange and interest rates that could influence revenue and expense; the impact of class actions, individual law suits and other contingent liabilities and loss contingencies arising from errors and omissions and other claims against Aon, including client class actions, securities class actions, derivative actions and ERISA class actions; the impact of any investigations brought by regulatory authorities in the U.S., U.K. and other countries; the failure to retain and attract qualified personnel;  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 effect of the change in global headquarters and jurisdiction of incorporation, including differences in the anticipated benefits; the extent to which Aon retains existing clients and attracts new businesses and Aon's ability to incentivize and retain key employees; the extent to which Aon manages certain risks created in connection with the various services, including fiduciary and advisory services and business process outsourcing services, among others, that Aon currently provides, or will provide in the future, to clients;  Aon's ability to implement restructuring initiatives and other initiatives intended to yield cost savings, and the ability to achieve those cost savings;  the potential of a system or network breach or disruption resulting in operational interruption or improper disclosure of personal data; changes in commercial property and casualty markets and commercial premium rates that could impact revenues; 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 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; changes in costs or assumptions associated with our HR Solutions operating segment's outsourcing and consulting arrangements that affect the profitability of these arrangements; and Aon's ability to grow, develop and integrate companies that it acquires or new lines of business.

Further information concerning Aon and its business, 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 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Aon's businesses. Aon does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in their respective expectations, except as required by law.

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 schedules.  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:

Scott Malchow

 

David Prosperi

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

 

Vice President, Global Public Relations

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312-381-2485

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions, except per share data)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent

Change

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent

Change

Revenue

                                   

Commissions, fees and other

 

$

2,913

   

$

2,891

     

1%

 

$

5,854

   

$

5,799

     

1%

Fiduciary investment income

 

6

   

6

     

 

12

   

13

     

(8)

Total revenue

 

2,919

   

2,897

     

1

 

5,866

   

5,812

     

1

Expenses

                                   

Compensation and benefits

 

1,708

   

1,712

     

 

3,459

   

3,437

     

1

Other general expenses

 

766

   

803

     

(5)

 

1,493

   

1,583

     

(6)

Total operating expenses

 

2,474

   

2,515

     

(2)

 

4,952

   

5,020

     

(1)

Operating income

 

445

   

382

     

16

 

914

   

792

     

15

Interest income

 

2

   

2

     

 

4

   

3

     

33

Interest expense

 

(65)

   

(48)

     

35

 

(123)

   

(100)

     

23

Other (expense) income

 

(2)

   

6

     

(133)

 

(1)

   

15

     

(107)

Income before income taxes

 

380

   

342

     

11

 

794

   

710

     

12

Income taxes (1)

 

67

   

90

     

(26)

 

145

   

186

     

(22)

Net income

 

313

   

252

     

24

 

649

   

524

     

24

Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests

 

9

   

11

     

(18)

 

20

   

22

     

(9)

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

304

   

$

241

     

26%

 

$

629

   

$

502

     

25%

                                     

Basic net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

1.02

   

$

0.77

     

32%

 

$

2.09

   

$

1.59

     

31%

Diluted net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders

 

$

1.01

   

$

0.76

     

33

 

$

2.07

   

$

1.58

     

31

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted

 

301.6

   

317.1

     

(5)%

 

304.4

   

318.6

     

(4)%

                                     

 

(1)

The effective tax rate is 17.5% and 26.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively and 18.3% and 26.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

Aon plc

Revenue (Unaudited)

 
         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent

Change

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (1)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent
Change

 

Organic
Revenue Growth (1)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                                               

Risk Solutions

 

$

1,942

   

$

1,938

     

—%

   

1%

 

$

3,930

   

$

3,902

     

1%

   

2%

HR Solutions

 

982

   

956

     

3

   

2

 

1,947

   

1,910

     

2

   

2

Total Operating Segments

 

$

2,924

   

$

2,894

     

1%

   

2%

 

$

5,877

   

$

5,812

     

1%

   

2%

Fiduciary Investment Income

                                               

Risk Solutions

 

$

6

   

$

6

     

—%

       

$

12

   

$

13

     

(8)%

     

HR Solutions

 

   

   

N/A

       

   

   

N/A

     

Total Operating Segments

 

$

6

   

$

6

     

—%

       

$

12

   

$

13

     

(8)%

     

Total Revenue

                                               

Risk Solutions

 

$

1,948

   

$

1,944

     

—%

       

$

3,942

   

$

3,915

     

1%

     

HR Solutions

 

982

   

956

     

3

       

1,947

   

1,910

     

2

     

Intersegment

 

(11)

   

(3)

     

267

       

(23)

   

(13)

     

77

     

Total

 

$

2,919

   

$

2,897

     

1%

       

$

5,866

   

$

5,812

     

1%

     
                                                         
 
 

(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 12 of this release.

 

Aon plc

Segments (Unaudited)

 

Risk Solutions

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

Revenue

                                   

Commissions, fees and other

 

$

1,942

   

$

1,938

     

—%

 

$

3,930

   

$

3,902

     

1%

Fiduciary investment income

 

6

   

6

     

 

12

   

13

     

(8)

Total revenue

 

1,948

   

1,944

     

 

3,942

   

3,915

     

1

Expenses

                                   

Compensation and benefits

 

1,080

   

1,096

     

(1)

 

2,210

   

2,206

     

Other general expenses

 

451

   

457

     

(1)

 

870

   

915

     

(5)

Total operating expenses

 

1,531

   

1,553

     

(1)

 

3,080

   

3,121

     

(1)

Operating income

 

$

417

   

$

391

     

7%

 

$

862

   

$

794

     

9%

                                     

Operating margin

 

21.4

%

 

20.1

%

       

21.9

%

 

20.3

%

     

 

 

HR Solutions

   
         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

Revenue

                                   

Commissions, fees and other

 

$

982

   

$

956

     

3%

 

$

1,947

   

$

1,910

     

2%

Fiduciary investment income

 

   

   

N/A

 

   

   

N/A

Total revenue

 

982

   

956

     

3

 

1,947

   

1,910

     

2

Expenses

                                   

Compensation and benefits

 

605

   

589

     

3

 

1,199

   

1,179

     

2

Other general expenses

 

308

   

331

     

(7)

 

612

   

644

     

(5)

Total operating expenses

 

913

   

920

     

(1)

 

1,811

   

1,823

     

(1)

Operating income

 

$

69

   

$

36

     

92%

 

$

136

   

$

87

     

56%

                                     

Operating margin

 

7.0

%

 

3.8

%

       

7.0

%

 

4.6

%

     

 

 

Total Operating Income (Loss)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

Risk Solutions

 

$

417

   

$

391

     

7%

 

$

862

   

$

794

     

9%

HR Solutions

 

69

   

36

     

92

 

136

   

87

     

56

Unallocated

 

(41)

   

(45)

     

(9)

 

(84)

   

(89)

     

(6)

Total operating income

 

$

445

   

$

382

     

16%

 

$

914

   

$

792

     

15%

                                     

Total operating margin

 

15.2

%

 

13.2

%

       

15.6

%

 

13.6

%

     

 

Aon plc

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

Organic Revenue (Unaudited)

     
   

Three Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent

Change

 

Less:

Currency

Impact (1)

 

Less: Acquisitions,

Divestitures & Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (2)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                                   

Risk Solutions Segment:

                                   

Retail brokerage

                                   

Americas

 

$

832

   

$

826

     

1%

   

(2)%

   

1%

   

2%

International

 

750

   

736

     

2

   

2

   

(3)

   

3

Total Retail brokerage

 

1,582

   

1,562

     

1

   

   

(1)

   

2

Reinsurance brokerage

 

360

   

376

     

(4)

   

   

   

(4)

Total Risk Solutions

 

1,942

   

1,938

     

   

   

(1)

   

1

HR Solutions Segment:

                                   

Consulting services

 

395

   

388

     

2

   

2

   

(1)

   

1

Outsourcing

 

595

   

578

     

3

   

   

   

3

Intrasegment

 

(8)

   

(10)

   

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total HR Solutions

 

982

   

956

     

3

   

1

   

   

2

Total Operating Segments

 

$

2,924

   

$

2,894

     

1%

   

—%

   

(1)%

   

2%

 

   

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent

Change

 

Less:

Currency

Impact (1)

 

Less: Acquisitions,

Divestitures & Other

 

Organic

Revenue

Growth (2)

Commissions, Fees and Other

                                   

Risk Solutions Segment:

                                   

Retail brokerage

                                   

Americas

 

$

1,530

   

$

1,512

     

1%

   

(2)%

   

—%

   

3%

International

 

1,631

   

1,612

     

1

   

1

   

(3)

   

3

Total Retail brokerage

 

3,161

   

3,124

     

1

   

(1)

   

(1)

   

3

Reinsurance brokerage

 

769

   

778

     

(1)

   

   

   

(1)

Total Risk Solutions

 

3,930

   

3,902

     

1

   

(1)

   

   

2

HR Solutions Segment:

                                   

Consulting services

 

779

   

770

     

1

   

1

   

(1)

   

1

Outsourcing

 

1,184

   

1,159

     

2

   

   

   

2

Intrasegment

 

(16)

   

(19)

   

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total HR Solutions

 

1,947

   

1,910

     

2

   

   

   

2

Total Operating Segments

 

$

5,877

   

$

5,812

     

1%

   

—%

   

(1)%

   

2%

 

Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

Percent Change

Cash Provided By Operations

 

$

344

   

$

333

   

3%

   

$

333

   

$

387

   

(14)%

 

Less: Capital Expenditures

 

(60)

   

(62)

   

(3)

   

(115)

   

(122)

   

(6)

 

Free Cash Flow (3)

 

$

284

   

$

271

   

5%

   

$

218

   

$

265

   

(18)%

 

 

 

(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.

 

Aon plc

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

         
   

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

(millions)

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

1,948

   

$

982

   

$

(11)

   

$

2,919

   

$

3,942

   

$

1,947

   

$

(23)

   

$

5,866

 
                                                 

Operating income (loss) - as reported

 

$

417

   

$

69

   

$

(41)

   

$

445

   

$

862

   

$

136

   

$

(84)

   

$

914

 

Intangible asset amortization

 

26

   

61

   

   

87

   

51

   

122

   

   

173

 

Operating income (loss) - as adjusted

 

$

443

   

$

130

   

$

(41)

   

$

532

   

$

913

   

$

258

   

$

(84)

   

$

1,087

 
                                                 

Operating margins - as adjusted

 

22.7

%

 

13.2

%

 

N/A

 

18.2

%

 

23.2

%

 

13.3

%

 

N/A

 

18.5

%

 

   

Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2013

(millions)

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

 

Risk

Solutions

 

HR

Solutions

 

Unallocated

Income &

Expense

 

Total

Revenue

 

$

1,944

   

$

956

   

$

(3)

   

$

2,897

   

$

3,915

   

$

1,910

   

$

(13)

   

$

5,812

 
                                                 

Operating income (loss) - as reported

 

$

391

   

$

36

   

$

(45)

   

$

382

   

$

794

   

$

87

   

$

(89)

   

$

792

 

Restructuring Charges

 

17

   

36

   

   

53

   

28

   

51

   

   

79

 

Intangible asset amortization

 

29

   

70

   

   

99

   

58

   

140

   

   

198

 

Headquarters relocation costs

 

   

   

1

   

1

   

   

   

4

   

4

 

Operating income (loss) - as adjusted

 

$

437

   

$

142

   

$

(44)

   

$

535

   

$

880

   

$

278

   

$

(85)

   

$

1,073

 
                                                 

Operating margins - as adjusted

 

22.5

%

 

14.9

%

 

N/A

 

18.5

%

 

22.5

%

 

14.6

%

 

N/A

 

18.5

%

 

 

 

   

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

(millions except per share data)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

Operating income - as adjusted

 

$

532

   

$

535

   

$

1,087

   

$

1,073

 

Interest income

 

2

   

2

   

4

   

3

 

Interest expense

 

(65)

   

(48)

   

(123)

   

(100)

 

Other (expense) income

 

(2)

   

6

   

(1)

   

15

 
                         

Income before income taxes - as adjusted

 

467

   

495

   

967

   

991

 

Income taxes (2)

 

82

   

131

   

177

   

260

 

Net income - as adjusted

 

385

   

364

   

790

   

731

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

9

   

11

   

20

   

22

 

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders - as adjusted

 

$

376

   

$

353

   

$

770

   

$

709

 
                         

Diluted earnings per share - as adjusted

 

$

1.25

   

$

1.11

   

$

2.53

   

$

2.23

 
                         
                         

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted

 

301.6

   

317.1

   

304.4

   

318.6

 
   

(1)

Certain noteworthy items impacting operating income in 2014 and 2013 are described in this schedule. The items shown with the caption "as adjusted" are non-GAAP measures.

(2)

The effective tax rate is 17.5% and 26.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively and 18.3% and 26.2% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

 

 

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited)

     
   

As of

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

December 31,
 2013

   

(Unaudited)

     

ASSETS

           

Current Assets

           

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

418

   

$

477

 

Short-term investments

 

308

   

523

 

Receivables, net

 

2,803

   

2,896

 

Fiduciary assets (1)

 

12,786

   

11,871

 

Other current assets

 

1,396

   

563

 

Total Current Assets

 

17,711

   

16,330

 

Goodwill

 

9,099

   

8,997

 

Intangible assets, net

 

2,468

   

2,578

 

Fixed assets, net

 

787

   

791

 

Investments

 

138

   

132

 

Other non-current assets

 

1,573

   

1,423

 

Total Assets

 

$

31,776

   

$

30,251

 
             

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

           

Current Liabilities

           

Fiduciary liabilities

 

$

12,786

   

$

11,871

 

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

 

799

   

703

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

1,498

   

1,931

 

Other current liabilities

 

957

   

906

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

16,040

   

15,411

 

Long-term debt

 

5,155

   

3,686

 

Pension, other post retirement and other post employment liabilities

 

1,533

   

1,607

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

1,289

   

1,352

 

Total Liabilities

 

24,017

   

22,056

 
             

EQUITY

           

Shareholders' Equity

           

Ordinary shares ($0.01 nominal value)

 

3

   

3

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

4,933

   

4,785

 

Retained earnings

 

4,982

   

5,731

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(2,218)

   

(2,374)

 

Total Aon Shareholders' Equity

 

7,700

   

8,145

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

59

   

50

 

Total Equity

 

7,759

   

8,195

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

$

31,776

   

$

30,251

 
                 

 (1) Includes short-term investments: 2014 - $4,032, 2013 - $3,778

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

(millions)

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

 

June 30,
 2014

 

June 30,
 2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

                       

Net income

 

$

313

   

$

252

   

$

649

   

$

524

 

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

                       

Gain from sales of businesses and investments, net

 

(3)

   

   

(8)

   

 

Depreciation of fixed assets

 

62

   

59

   

122

   

118

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

87

   

99

   

173

   

198

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

73

   

68

   

175

   

137

 

Deferred income taxes

 

8

   

11

   

18

   

24

 

Change in assets and liabilities:

                       

Fiduciary receivables

 

(728)

   

(612)

   

(563)

   

(654)

 

Short term investments - funds held on behalf of clients

 

96

   

110

   

(175)

   

(212)

 

Fiduciary liabilities

 

632

   

502

   

738

   

866

 

Receivables, net

 

102

   

17

   

115

   

191

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

(24)

   

(14)

   

(492)

   

(431)

 

Restructuring reserves

 

(22)

   

11

   

(62)

   

(5)

 

Current income taxes

 

(147)

   

(45)

   

(145)

   

(110)

 

Pension and other post employment liabilities

 

(98)

   

(95)

   

(226)

   

(291)

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

(7)

   

(30)

   

14

   

32

 

CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

344

   

333

   

333

   

387

 
                         

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

                       

Proceeds from sale of long-term investments

 

6

   

5

   

48

   

23

 

Purchases of long-term investments

 

(4)

   

(3)

   

(14)

   

(6)

 

Net sales of short-term investments - non-fiduciary

 

34

   

45

   

217

   

29

 

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

(78)

   

(21)

   

(83)

   

(23)

 

Proceeds from sale of businesses

 

   

   

1

   

1

 

Capital expenditures

 

(60)

   

(62)

   

(115)

   

(122)

 

CASH  (USED FOR) PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(102)

   

(36)

   

54

   

(98)

 
                         

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

                       

Share repurchase

 

(650)

   

(225)

   

(1,250)

   

(525)

 

Issuance of shares for employee benefit plans

 

14

   

21

   

40

   

57

 

Issuance of debt

 

2,129

   

1,764

   

3,324

   

2,914

 

Repayment of debt

 

(916)

   

(1,892)

   

(1,745)

   

(2,607)

 

Deposit with trustee

 

(681)

   

   

(681)

   

 

Cash dividends to shareholders

 

(75)

   

(55)

   

(128)

   

(105)

 

Purchase of shares from noncontrolling interests

 

   

1

   

1

   

 

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests

 

(10)

   

(6)

   

(10)

   

(6)

 

CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

(189)

   

(392)

   

(449)

   

(272)

 
                         

EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

27

   

(47)

   

3

   

(42)

 

NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

80

   

(142)

   

(59)

   

(25)

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

338

   

408

   

477

   

291

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

 

$

418

   

$

266

   

$

418

   

$

266

 

 

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