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Free Post Earnings Research Report: CNO Financial Group’s Quarterly Net Operating Income Advanced 29.41%

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

CNO's total revenues reached $1.01 billion for Q1 FY18, reflecting a decrease of 5.87% from $1.07 billion in Q1 FY17. The reported revenue number missed analysts' consensus estimates by $10 million. In the quarter under review, the Company had insurance policy income of $659.90 million, 0.59% lower than $663.80 million in the previous year's same quarter.

CNO's first-year collected premiums were $331.10 million in Q1 FY18, down 4.11% from $345.30 million in Q1 2017. In the quarter under review, the Company's total collected premiums reduced 1.27% to $928.10 million on a y-o-y basis, while new annualized premium (NAP) for life and health products declined 11.15% to $78.10 million on a y-o-y basis. CNO's annuity account value was $8.59 billion for Q1 FY18, up 3.81% from $8.27 billion in Q1 FY17. The Company had 3.5 million policies in force (including third party policies in force) in Q1 FY18, down 1% from prior year's same quarter.

During Q1 FY18, CNO had total expenses and benefits of $899.70 million, 7.63% lower than the $974 million reported in Q1 FY17.

CNO's net income for the quarter ending March 31, 2018, was $84.30 million, 35.31% higher than $62.30 million for the same period in previous year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (DEPS) also rose 38.89% to $0.50 in the reported quarter from $0.36 in the year ago corresponding quarter. The reported income included non-operating items such as net realized investment gains and fair value changes in embedded derivative liabilities. CNO's net operating income (non-GAAP) was $73.90 million in Q1 FY18, an increase of 23.58% from $59.80 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's net operating income per diluted share also advanced 29.41% to $0.44 in the reported quarter from $0.34 in Q1 FY17. This exceeded analysts' consensus estimates by $0.01 per share.

CNO Financial Group's Segment Details

The Bankers Life segment had adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $89.50 million in Q1 FY18, down 0.22% on a y-o-y basis. This segment's total collected premiums were $672.50 million in the reported quarter, down 2.22% on a y-o-y basis. The Bankers life segment's new annualized premiums for life and health products also decreased 13.98% to $35.70 million on a y-o-y basis in Q1 FY18.

The Washington National segment's adjusted EBIT was $34.30 million in Q1 FY18, an increment of 45.96% from Q1 FY17. This segment's total collected premiums were $176.20 million in the quarter under review, up 1.79% from prior year's corresponding quarter. This segment's new annualized premiums from life and health products were $23.80 million in Q1 FY18, down 3.25% from Q1 FY17.

For Q1 FY18, the Colonial Penn segment had pretax loss of $1.50 million compared to $0.30 million in Q1 FY17. This segment's total collected premiums were $75.30 million in Q1 FY18, up 1.07% on a y-o-y basis. The Colonial Penn segment's new annualized premiums were $18.60 million in the reported quarter, a decrease of 11.15% from year ago comparable quarter.

The Long-term care in run-off segment only included the long-term care business that was recaptured in September 2016. This segment's adjusted EBIT was nil in Q1 2018 compared to $0.40 million in Q1 2017. This segment's total collected premiums were $4.10 million in the quarter under review compared to $4.60 million in the previous year's same quarter.

Cash Matters

CNO holding had unrestricted cash and investments of $378 million as on March 31, 2018, compared to $397 million as on December 31, 2017.

CNO paid common stock dividends of $15.40 million in 1Q FY18. However, the Company made no repurchases of common stock in the reported quarter.

The Company had a debt-to-capital ratio of 16.50% as on March 31, 2018, an increase of 0.60 percentage points from 15.90% as on December 31, 2017. The Company's debt-to-total capital ratio, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income was 19.70% as on March 31, 2018, compared to 20.10% as on December 31, 2017.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 15, 2018 - At Tuesday's closing bell, CNO Financial Group's stock slightly rose 0.65%, ending the trading session at $20.04.

Volume traded for the day: 766.56 thousand shares.

After yesterday's close, CNO Financial Group's market cap was at $3.40 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 9.21.

The stock has a dividend yield of 1.80%.

The stock is part of the Financial sector, categorized under the Accident & Health Insurance industry.

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