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Form 8-K PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROU For: Apr 28

April 28, 2022 4:26 PM EDT

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Exhibit 99

 

 

 

Release:                              On receipt, Apr. 28, 2022

Media Contact:                   Jane Slusark, 515-362-0482, [email protected]

Investor Contact:                Humphrey Lee, 515-235-9500, [email protected]

 

Principal Financial Group® Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

Company also announces common stock dividend

 

Company Highlights

 

First quarter 2022 net income attributable to Principal Financial Group®, Inc. (PFG) of $376 million, or $1.43 per diluted share.

 

First quarter 2022 non-GAAP operating earnings1 of $429 million, or $1.63 per diluted share.

 

Returned $891 million of capital to shareholders in first quarter, including $724 million in share repurchases and $167 million of common stock dividends.

 

Company declared second quarter 2022 common stock dividend of $0.64 per share.

 

Assets under management (AUM) of $714 billion managed by PFG, which is included in assets under administration (AUA) of $1.6 trillion.

 

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Principal Financial Group® (Nasdaq: PFG) announced results for first quarter 2022.

 

Net income attributable to PFG for first quarter 2022 of $376.2 million, compared to $517.1 million for first quarter 2021. Net income per diluted share of $1.43 for first quarter 2022 compared to $1.87 in the prior year quarter.

 

Non-GAAP operating earnings for first quarter 2022 of $428.8 million, compared to $423.5 million for first quarter 2021. Non-GAAP operating earnings per diluted share of $1.63 for first quarter 2022 compared to $1.53 in the prior year quarter.

 

Quarterly common stock dividend of $0.64 per share for second quarter 2022 was authorized by the company’s Board of Directors, bringing the trailing twelve-month dividend to $2.55 per share, an 11% increase compared to the prior year trailing twelve-month period. The dividend will be payable on June 24, 2022, to shareholders of record as of June 2, 2022.

 

“Strong underlying fundamentals and a sharp focus on our growth drivers drove a solid start to the year despite significant market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty.,” said Dan Houston, chairman, president, and CEO of Principal®. “The resiliency of our diversified business strategy was evident as we delivered non-GAAP operating earnings of $429 million in the quarter and generated $3 billion of positive net cash flow. I am pleased to share that we returned nearly $900 million to our shareholders, well on our way to achieving our target of $2.5 - $3.0 billion in 2022.”

 

 

1 Use of non-GAAP financial measures is discussed in this release after segment results. Non-GAAP operating earnings for total company is after tax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First quarter highlights

 

Returned $891.4 million of capital to shareholders during the first quarter, including:

 

o$167.0 million of common stock dividends with the $0.64 per share common dividend paid in the first quarter; and

 

o$724.4 million to repurchase 10.8 million shares of common stock.

 

Retirement and Income Solutions (RIS) – Fee recurring deposits increased nearly 60% over the first quarter of 2021, including a 17% increase on our legacy block in addition to deposits from the Institutional Retirement and Trust (IRT) retirement participants.

 

Principal Global Investors (PGI) net cash flow of $3.2 billion.

 

Principal International reported total AUM of $163.5 billion. Reported AUM does not include $193.1 billion of AUM in China.

 

Specialty Benefits premium and fees2 increased 10% from record sales, strong retention and employment growth.

 

Investment performance3 - 46% of Principal investment options above median on a one-year basis, 69% on a three-year basis, 82% on a five-year basis, and 79% on a ten-year basis. Additionally, 66% of fund-level AUM had a 4 or 5 star rating from Morningstar.

 

Strong financial position

 

$1.7 billion of excess and available capital in our holding companies and other subsidiaries, which is available for corporate purposes.

 

oPlan to grade excess capital at the holding company down to our $800 million target during 2022 while maintaining a 20-25% leverage ratio.

 

Statutory risk-based capital (RBC) ratio for Principal Life Insurance Company was estimated to be in line with our 400% target.

 

 

 

2 Premiums and fees = premiums and other considerations plus fees and other revenues.

3 Includes only funds with ratings assigned by Morningstar; non-rated funds excluded (87 total, 79 are ranked).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Results

 

Retirement and Income Solutions - Fee

 

  Quarter  

Trailing Twelve Months

 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings4  $112.2   $107.7    4%  $403.8   $480.9    (16)%
Net revenue5  $530.9   $511.6    4%  $2,057.2   $2,013.2    2%
Pre-tax return on net revenue6   21.1%   21.1%        19.6%   23.9%     

 

Pre-tax operating earnings increased $4.5 million due to higher net revenue and disciplined expense management partially offset by higher deferred acquisition costs (DAC) amortization expense.

 

Net revenue increased $19.3 million primarily due to favorable equity markets and revenue from the Principal Deposit Sweep program.

 

Retirement and Income Solutions - Spread

  

  Quarter  

Trailing Twelve Months

 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings  $205.7   $180.3    14%  $767.3   $568.9    35%
Net revenue  $245.2   $228.1    7%  $945.2   $726.0    30%
Pre-tax return on net revenue   83.9%   79.0%        81.2%   78.4%     

 

Pre-tax operating earnings increased $25.4 million primarily due to higher net revenue and lower operating expenses.

 

Net revenue increased $17.1 million primarily due to growth in the business and higher net investment income.

 

 

 

4 Pre-tax operating earnings = operating earnings before income taxes and after noncontrolling interest.

5 Net revenue = operating revenues less benefits, claims and settlement expenses less dividends to policyholders.

6 Pre-tax return on net revenue = pre-tax operating earnings divided by net revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal Global Investors

 

 

  Quarter  

Trailing Twelve Months

 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings  $143.4   $141.1    2%  $710.7   $542.3    31%
Operating revenues less pass-through expenses7  $396.7   $375.8    6%  $1,688.8   $1,412.4    20%
Pre-tax return on operating revenues less pass-through expenses   36.5%   37.9%        42.4%   38.8%     

Total PGI assets under management (billions)

  $537.4   $507.7    6%               
                               
PGI sourced assets under management (billions)  $264.4   $250.3    6%               

 

Pre-tax operating earnings increased $2.3 million due to higher operating revenues less pass-through expenses, partially offset by higher operating expenses.

 

Operating revenues less pass-through expenses increased $20.9 million primarily due to growth in management fees resulting from an increase in AUM.

 

Principal International

 

  Quarter   Trailing Twelve Months 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings  $58.1   $75.1    (23)%  $292.0   $287.9    1%
Combined net revenue (at PFG share) 8  $213.9   $229.1    (7)%  $956.5   $875.7    9%
Pre-tax return on combined net    revenue (at PFG share)   27.2%   32.8%        30.5%   32.9%     
                               
Assets under management (billions)  $163.5   $160.3    2%               

 

Pre-tax operating earnings decreased $17.0 million primarily due to lower combined net revenue.

 

Combined net revenue (at PFG share) decreased $15.2 million due to unfavorable impacts from encaje performance and the regulatory fee reduction in Mexico, partially offset by higher variable investment income in Chile and favorable impacts from inflation.

 

 

7 The company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures at the end of the release. The company has determined this measure is more representative of underlying operating revenues growth for PGI as it removes commissions and other expenses that are collected through fee revenue and passed through expenses with no impact to pre-tax operating earnings.

8 Combined net revenue (a non-GAAP financial measure): net revenue for all PI companies at 100% less pass-through commissions. The company has determined combined net revenue (at PFG share) is more representative of underlying net revenue growth for PI as it reflects our proportionate share of consolidated and equity method subsidiaries. In addition, using this net revenue metric provides a more meaningful representation of our profit margins.

 

 

 

 

Specialty Benefits Insurance

 

  Quarter   Trailing Twelve Months 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings  $76.2   $59.2    29%  $273.3   $263.3    4%
Premium and fees  $674.3   $613.8    10%  $2,590.8   $2,381.5    9%
Pre-tax return on premium and fees9   11.3%   9.6%        10.5%   11.1%     
Incurred loss ratio   64.3%   65.9%        64.6%   63.7%     

 

Pre-tax operating earnings increased $17.0 million due to growth in the business, improved claim experience and disciplined expense management.

 

Premium and fees increased $60.5 million due to record sales, strong retention and employment growth.

 

Incurred loss ratio decreased due to improved claims experience driven by dental.

 

Individual Life Insurance

 

  Quarter   Trailing Twelve Months 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating earnings (losses)  $39.6   $36.0    10%  $218.1   $(57.7)   NM 
Premium and fees  $330.2   $331.1    0%  $1,252.9   $1,241.1    1%
Pre-tax return on premium and fees   12.0%   10.9%        17.4%   (4.6)%     

 

Pre-tax operating earnings increased $3.6 million from higher net investment income and favorable non-COVID claims, partially offset by higher COVID-19 related claims.

 

Premium and fees decreased $0.9 million.

 

Corporate

 

  Quarter   Trailing Twelve Months 
(in millions except percentages or otherwise noted)  1Q22   1Q21   % Change   1Q22   1Q21   % Change 
Pre-tax operating losses  $(129.0)  $(93.8)   (38)%  $(403.2)  $(329.1)   (23)%

 

Pre-tax operating losses increased $35.2 million primarily due to unfavorable variable investment income and higher operating expenses.

 

 

 

9 Pre-tax return on premium and fees = pre-tax operating earnings divided by premium and fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward looking and cautionary statements

 

Certain statements made by the company which are not historical facts may be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements as to non-GAAP operating earnings, net income attributable to PFG, net cash flow, realized and unrealized gains and losses, capital and liquidity positions, sales and earnings trends, and management’s beliefs, expectations, goals and opinions. The company does not undertake to update these statements, which are based on a number of assumptions concerning future conditions that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate. Future events and their effects on the company may not be those anticipated, and actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause or contribute to such material differences are discussed in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021, filed by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as updated or supplemented from time to time in subsequent filings. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: adverse capital and credit market conditions may significantly affect the company’s ability to meet liquidity needs, access to capital and cost of capital; conditions in the global capital markets and the economy generally; volatility or declines in the equity, bond or real estate markets; changes in interest rates or credit spreads or a sustained low interest rate environment; the elimination of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”); the company’s investment portfolio is subject to several risks that may diminish the value of its invested assets and the investment returns credited to customers; the company’s valuation of investments and the determination of the amount of allowances and impairments taken on such investments may include methodologies, estimations and assumptions that are subject to differing interpretations; any impairments of or valuation allowances against the company’s deferred tax assets; the company’s actual experience for insurance and annuity products could differ significantly from its pricing and reserving assumptions; the pattern of amortizing the company’s DAC asset and other actuarial balances on its universal life-type insurance contracts, participating life insurance policies and certain investment contracts may change; changes in laws, regulations or accounting standards; the company may not be able to protect its intellectual property and may be subject to infringement claims; the company’s ability to pay stockholder dividends, make share repurchases and meet its obligations may be constrained by the limitations on dividends or other distributions Iowa insurance laws impose on Principal Life; litigation and regulatory investigations; from time to time the company may become subject to tax audits, tax litigation or similar proceedings, and as a result it may owe additional taxes, interest and penalties in amounts that may be material; applicable laws and the company’s certificate of incorporation and by-laws may discourage takeovers and business combinations that some stockholders might consider in their best interests; competition, including from companies that may have greater financial resources, broader arrays of products, higher ratings and stronger financial performance; technological and societal changes may disrupt the company’s business model and impair its ability to retain existing customers, attract new customers and maintain its profitability; damage to the company’s reputation; a downgrade in the company’s financial strength or credit ratings; client terminations, withdrawals or changes in investor preferences; the company’s hedging or risk management strategies prove ineffective or insufficient; inability to attract, develop and retain qualified employees and sales representatives and develop new distribution sources; an interruption in information technology, infrastructure or other internal or external systems used for business operations, or a failure to maintain the confidentiality, integrity or availability of data residing on such systems; international business risks including changes to mandatory pension schemes; risks arising from participation in joint ventures; the company may need to fund deficiencies in its “Closed Block” assets; a pandemic, terrorist attack, military action or other catastrophic event; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting financial market impacts; the company’s reinsurers could default on their obligations or increase their rates; risks arising from acquisitions of businesses; risks related to the company’s acquisition of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.’s IRT business; risks in completing the company’s announced reinsurance transaction for its in-force U.S. retail fixed annuity and universal life with secondary guarantee blocks of business within the terms or timing contemplated; loss of key vendor relationships or failure of a vendor to protect information of our customers or employees; the company’s enterprise risk management framework may not be fully effective in identifying or mitigating all of the risks to which the company is exposed; and global climate change.

 

  
 

 

 

Use of Non-GAAP financial measures

 

The company uses a number of non-GAAP financial measures that management believes are useful to investors because they illustrate the performance of normal, ongoing operations, which is important in understanding and evaluating the company’s financial condition and results of operations. They are not, however, a substitute for U.S. GAAP financial measures. Therefore, the company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure at the end of the release. The company adjusts U.S. GAAP measures for items not directly related to ongoing operations. However, it is possible these adjusting items have occurred in the past and could recur in future reporting periods. Management also uses non-GAAP measures for goal setting, as a basis for determining employee and senior management awards and compensation and evaluating performance on a basis comparable to that used by investors and securities analysts.

 

Earnings conference call

 

On Friday, Apr. 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Houston and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Deanna Strable will lead a discussion of results and the impacts on future prospects, asset quality and capital adequacy during a live conference call, which can be accessed as follows:

 

Via live Internet webcast. Please go to principal.com/investor at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, and to download and install any necessary audio software.

Via telephone by dialing 833-875-0582 (U.S. and Canadian callers) or 216-562-0095 (international callers) approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call.

Replay of the earnings call via telephone is available by dialing 855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canadian callers) or 404-537-3406 (international callers). The access code is 1872237. This replay will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the live earnings call through the end of day May 6, 2022.

Replay of the earnings call via webcast as well as a transcript of the call will be available after the call at principal.com/investor.

 

The company’s financial supplement and slide presentation is currently available at principal.com/investor, and may be referred to during the call.

 

  
 

 

 

 

About Principal®10

 

Principal Financial Group® (Nasdaq: PFG) is a global financial company with over 18,000 employees11 passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for more than 140 years, we’re helping more than 53 million customers11 plan, insure, invest, and retire, while working to improve our planet, support the communities where we do business, and build a diverse, inclusive workforce. Principal® is proud to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies12, a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and a Top 10 “Best Places to Work in Money Management13.” Learn more about Principal and our commitment to sustainability, inclusion, and purpose at principal.com.

 

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Summary of Principal Financial Group, Inc. and Segment Results

 

    (in millions)  
  Three Months Ended,     Trailing Twelve Months,  
Principal Financial Group, Inc. Results:     3/31/22       3/31/21       3/31/22       3/31/21  
Net income attributable to PFG   $ 376.2     $ 517.1     $ 1,569.7     $ 1,624.0  
Net realized capital (gains) losses, as adjusted     52.6       (93.6 )     283.2       (153.7 )
Non-GAAP Operating Earnings*   $ 428.8     $ 423.5     $ 1,852.9     $ 1,470.3  
Income taxes     77.4       82.1       409.1       286.2  
Non-GAAP Pre-Tax Operating Earnings   $ 506.2     $ 505.6     $ 2,262.0     $ 1,756.5  
                                 
Segment Pre-Tax Operating Earnings (Losses):                                
Retirement and Income Solutions   $ 317.9     $ 288.0     $ 1,171.1     $ 1,049.8  
Principal Global Investors     143.4       141.1       710.7       542.3  
Principal International     58.1       75.1       292.0       287.9  
U.S. Insurance Solutions     115.8       95.2       491.4       205.6  
Corporate     (129.0 )     (93.8 )     (403.2 )     (329.1 )
Total Segment Pre-Tax Operating Earnings   $ 506.2     $ 505.6     $ 2,262.0     $ 1,756.5  

 

   Per Diluted Share 
   Three Months Ended, 
   3/31/22   3/31/21 
Net income  $1.43   $1.87 
Net realized capital (gains) losses, as adjusted   0.20    (0.35)
Adjustment for redeemable noncontrolling interest   0.00    0.01 
Non-GAAP Operating Earnings  $1.63   $1.53 
Weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding (in millions)   263.8    276.0 

 

 

10 Principal, Principal and symbol design and Principal Financial Group are trademarks and service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member of the Principal Financial Group.

11 As of March 31, 2022

12 Ethisphere Institute, 2021

13 Pensions & Investments, 2020

 

  
 

 

 

 

*U.S. GAAP (GAAP) net income attributable to PFG versus non-GAAP operating earnings

 

Management uses non-GAAP operating earnings, which is a financial measure that excludes the effect of net realized capital gains and losses, as adjusted, and other after-tax adjustments the company believes are not indicative of overall operating trends, for goal setting, as a basis for determining employee and senior management awards and compensation and evaluating performance on a basis comparable to that used by investors and securities analysts. Note: it is possible these adjusting items have occurred in the past and could recur in future reporting periods. While these items may be significant components in understanding and assessing our consolidated financial performance, management believes the presentation of non-GAAP operating earnings enhances the understanding of results of operations by highlighting earnings attributable to the normal, ongoing operations of the company’s businesses.

 

Selected Balance Sheet Statistics

 

 

   Period Ended, 
    3/31/22    12/31/21 
Total assets (in billions)  $291.5   $304.7 
Stockholders’ equity (in millions)  $11,952.7   $16,125.8 
Total common equity (in millions)  $11,897.6   $16,069.4 
Total common equity excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) other than foreign currency translation adjustment (in millions)  $12,406.6   $12,894.9 
End of period common shares outstanding (in millions)   252.2    261.7 
Book value per common share  $47.18   $61.40 
Book value per common share excluding AOCI other than foreign currency translation adjustment  $49.19   $49.27 

 

Principal Financial Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in millions, except as indicated)

 

   Period Ended, 
    3/31/22    12/31/21 
Stockholders’ Equity, Excluding AOCI Other Than Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment, Available to Common Stockholders:          
Stockholders’ equity  $11,952.7   $16,125.8 
Noncontrolling interest   (55.1)   (56.4)
Stockholders’ equity available to common stockholders   11,897.6    16,069.4 
Net unrealized capital (gains) losses   171.0    (3,519.2)
Net unrecognized postretirement benefit obligation   338.0    344.7 
Stockholders’ equity, excluding AOCI other than foreign currency translation adjustment, available to common stockholders  $12,406.6   $12,894.9 
           
Book Value Per Common Share, Excluding AOCI Other Than Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment:          
Book value per common share  $47.18   $61.40 
Net unrealized capital (gains) losses   0.67    (13.45)
Net unrecognized postretirement benefit obligation   1.34    1.32 
Book value per common share, excluding AOCI other than foreign currency translation adjustment  $49.19   $49.27 
           

 

  
 

 

 

 

Principal Financial Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in millions)  

 

   Three Months Ended,   Trailing Twelve Months, 
   3/31/22   3/31/21   3/31/22   3/31/21 
Income Taxes:                    
Total GAAP income taxes  $47.3   $97.6   $275.9   $319.4 
Net realized capital gains (losses) tax adjustments   16.5    (23.5)   96.2    (66.4)
Income taxes related to equity method investments and noncontrolling interest   13.6    8.0    37.0    33.2 
Income taxes  $77.4   $82.1   $409.1   $286.2 
                     
Net Realized Capital Gains (Losses):                    
GAAP net realized capital gains (losses)  $(110.5)  $151.4   $(259.4)  $322.6 
                     
Recognition of front-end fee revenues   (1.9)   (7.5)   2.7    (11.8)
Market value adjustments to fee revenues   -    (0.4)   (0.2)   (2.0)
Net realized capital gains (losses) related to equity method investments   (3.6)   (7.1)   (20.5)   (1.2)
Derivative and hedging-related revenue adjustments   (40.1)   (38.4)   (162.0)   (157.7)
Sponsored investment fund adjustments   5.8    5.0    22.1    18.4 
Amortization of deferred acquisition costs   (8.0)   12.0    (20.2)   177.3 
Capital gains distributed – operating expenses   58.9    (13.0)   2.5    (83.3)
Amortization of other actuarial balances   6.7    21.8    (3.8)   49.1 
Market value adjustments of embedded derivatives   (19.8)   (1.5)   61.5    (33.1)
Capital gains distributed – cost of interest credited   32.1    (7.4)   2.2    (30.4)
Net realized capital gains (losses) tax adjustments   16.5    (23.5)   96.2    (66.4)
Net realized capital gains (losses) attributable to noncontrolling interest, after-tax   11.3    2.2    (4.3)   (27.8)
Total net realized capital gains (losses) after-tax adjustments   57.9    (57.8)   (23.8)   (168.9)
                     
Net realized capital gains (losses), as adjusted  $(52.6)  $93.6   $(283.2)  $153.7 

 

  
 

 

 

Principal Financial Group, Inc.

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(in millions)

 

   Three Months Ended,   Trailing Twelve Months, 
   3/31/22   3/31/21   3/31/22   3/31/21 
Principal Global Investors Operating Revenues Less Pass-Through Expenses:                    
Operating revenues  $435.3   $415.2   $1,848.1   $1,563.5 
Commissions and other expenses   (38.6)   (39.4)   (159.3)   (151.1)
Operating revenues less pass-through expenses  $396.7   $375.8   $1,688.8   $1,412.4 
                     
Principal International Combined Net Revenue (at PFG Share)                    
Pre-tax operating earnings  $58.1   $75.1   $292.0   $287.9 
Combined operating expenses other than pass-through commissions (at PFG share)   155.8    154.0    664.5    587.8 
Combined net revenue (at PFG share)  $213.9   $229.1   $956.5   $875.7 

 

  

 



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