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Reinsurance Group of America Reports Second Quarter Results

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  • Net income available to RGA shareholders of $2.92 per diluted share

  • Adjusted operating income* of $5.78 per diluted share

  • Premium growth of 4.3% over the prior-year quarter

  • ROE 2.5% and adjusted operating ROE* 3.3% for the trailing twelve months

  • Deployed capital of $121 million into transactions

  • Increased quarterly dividend 9.6% to $0.80 per share

  • Global estimated COVID-19 impacts1 of approximately $11 million on a pre-tax basis, or $0.12 per diluted share2

ST. LOUIS, August 04, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA), a leading global provider of life reinsurance, reported second quarter net income available to RGA shareholders of $198 million, or $2.92 per diluted share, compared with net income available to RGA shareholders of $344 million, or $5.02 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted operating income* totaled $391 million, or $5.78 per diluted share, compared with adjusted operating income of $274 million, or $4.00 per diluted share, the year before. Net foreign currency fluctuations had a favorable effect of $0.08 per diluted share on net income available to RGA and an adverse effect of $0.16 per diluted share on adjusted operating income as compared with the prior year.

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions, except per share data)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

3,230

$

3,098

$

6,385

$

6,012

Net income available to RGA shareholders

198

344

135

483

Net income available to RGA shareholders per diluted share

2.92

5.02

2.00

7.06

Adjusted operating income*

391

274

423

190

Adjusted operating income per diluted share*

5.78

4.00

6.25

2.78

Book value per share

87.14

197.72

Book value per share, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI)*

140.26

138.29

Total assets

84,609

88,944

*

See ‘Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures’ below

1

COVID-19 impact estimates include mortality and morbidity claims of approximately $11 million with no offsetting impact from longevity in the quarter.

2

Tax effected at 24%.

In the second quarter, consolidated net premiums totaled $3.2 billion, an increase of 4.3% over last year’s second quarter, with an adverse net foreign currency effect of $119 million. Compared with the year-ago period, excluding spread-based businesses and the value of associated derivatives, second quarter investment income increased 3.7%, reflecting a higher average asset balance. Average investment yield was flat at 4.63% in the second quarter compared with 4.64% in the prior year.

The effective tax rate for the quarter was 22.1% on pre-tax income.

The adjusted operating effective tax rate for the quarter was 22.5%, compared with the expected range of 23% to 24%.

Anna Manning, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This was a record level of earnings for us, and importantly it included strong contributions from many of our business segments. In addition, growth in organic new business was good and we had another active quarter for capital deployment into in-force and other transactions. COVID-19 claim costs came down substantially this quarter, and our underlying non-COVID-19 mortality was favorable in many markets.

"On the capital front, we deployed $121 million into in-force and other transactions, and increased our quarterly dividend 9.6% to $0.80 per share. Our balance sheet remains strong, and we ended the quarter with excess capital of approximately $1.0 billion. This quarter continues to demonstrate that our global platform can perform well in a range of economic environments."

SEGMENT RESULTS

U.S. and Latin America

Traditional

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

1,631

$

1,578

$

3,172

$

2,997

Pre-tax income (loss)

209

135

43

(203

)

Pre-tax adjusted operating income (loss)

190

134

9

(210

)

  • Quarterly results reflected favorable individual mortality experience.

  • Non-COVID-19 individual mortality experience was favorable, both large and non-large claims.

  • COVID-19 claim costs were a net positive of $9 million, including IBNR adjustments.

Financial Solutions

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Asset-Intensive:

Pre-tax income (loss)

$

(11

)

$

163

$

9

$

223

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

66

126

141

175

Capital Solutions:

Pre-tax income

72

23

96

46

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

72

23

96

46

  • Asset-Intensive results for the quarter reflected favorable overall experience.

  • Capital Solutions results for the quarter were above expectations, due to a treaty recapture fee.

Canada

Traditional

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

314

$

301

$

618

$

581

Pre-tax income

16

32

22

56

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

24

34

29

57

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $13 million on net premiums for the quarter.

  • Quarterly results reflected unfavorable individual life mortality experience driven by large claims and COVID-19 claim costs of $4 million.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $1 million on pre-tax income and pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Financial Solutions

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Pre-tax income

$

4

$

4

$

17

$

10

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

4

4

17

10

  • Quarterly results were in-line with expectations.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an immaterial effect on pre-tax income and pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Traditional

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

427

$

433

$

878

$

871

Pre-tax income (loss)

2

(12

)

(4

)

(80

)

Pre-tax adjusted operating income (loss)

2

(12

)

(4

)

(80

)

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $46 million on net premiums for the quarter.

  • Quarterly results reflected unfavorable U.K. mortality experience and $5 million of COVID-19 claim costs, partially offset by favorable results in other markets.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $1 million on pre-tax income and pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Financial Solutions

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Pre-tax income

$

33

$

83

$

118

$

143

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

66

83

145

125

  • Quarterly results reflected favorable longevity experience.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $4 million on pre-tax income and $7 million on pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Asia Pacific

Traditional

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

640

$

616

$

1,290

$

1,225

Pre-tax income (loss)

58

(12

)

109

29

Pre-tax adjusted operating income (loss)

58

(12

)

109

29

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $38 million on net premiums for the quarter.

  • Quarterly results reflected favorable underwriting experience, absorbing $7 million of COVID-19 claim costs.

  • Australia reported a small loss for the quarter, driven by COVID-19 claim costs.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had an adverse effect of $5 million on pre-tax income and $4 million on pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Financial Solutions

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net premiums

$

60

$

48

$

103

$

101

Pre-tax income (loss)

(66

)

31

(122

)

59

Pre-tax adjusted operating income

28

20

49

39

  • Quarterly results reflected business growth and favorable investment yields, partially offset by $4 million of COVID-19 claim costs.

  • Foreign currency exchange rates had a favorable effect of $16 million on pre-tax loss and an adverse effect of $1 million on pre-tax adjusted operating income for the quarter.

Corporate and Other

Quarterly Results

Year-to-Date Results

($ in millions)

2022

2021

2022

2021

Pre-tax income (loss)

$

(63

)

$

35

$

(94

)

$

385

Pre-tax adjusted operating income (loss)

(5

)

(39

)

(27

)

55

  • Second quarter pre-tax adjusted operating loss was favorable as compared to with the quarterly average run rate, primarily due to higher net investment income, including limited partnership income.

Long Duration Targeted Improvements

In the first quarter of 2023, the Company will adopt Accounting Standards Update 2018-12, Financial Services – Insurance (Topic 944): Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts ("LDTI"). The Company estimates the adoption of LDTI will decrease:

  • retained earnings by $500 million to $800 million, net of tax, as of December 31, 2021;

  • retained earnings by $1.0 billion to $1.3 billion, net of tax, as of the transition date of January 1, 2021;

  • accumulated other comprehensive income by $3.2 billion to $5.2 billion, net of tax, as of December 31, 2021; and

  • accumulated other comprehensive income by $5.1 billion to $7.1 billion, net of tax, as of the transition date of January 1, 2021.

The LDTI adoption impacts, including the 24% tax rate assumed in the above figures, are estimates and subject to change due to ongoing review and refinement of actuarial assumptions and projection models, additional review of tax impacts across various tax jurisdictions and additional implementation guidance. Additionally, the ultimate impact on retained earnings and accumulated other comprehensive income upon adoption of LDTI on January 1, 2023, may differ materially from the above figures based on the performance of the Company’s business during 2022 and macroeconomic conditions, including changes in interest rates. Please see the Company’s quarterly earnings presentation furnished as Exhibit 99.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 4, 2022, for additional details.

Dividend Declaration

Effective August 2, 2022, the board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.80, payable August 30, 2022, to shareholders of record as of August 16, 2022.

Earnings Conference Call

A conference call to discuss second quarter results will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 5. Interested parties may access the call by dialing 888-204-4368 (domestic) or 323-994-2093 (international). The access code is 9502707. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations website at www.rgare.com. A replay of the conference call will be available at the same address for 90 days following the conference call.

The Company has posted to its website an earnings presentation and a Quarterly Financial Supplement that includes financial information for all segments as well as information on its investment portfolio. Additionally, the Company posts periodic reports, press releases and other useful information on its Investor Relations website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

RGA uses a non-GAAP financial measure called adjusted operating income as a basis for analyzing financial results. This measure also serves as a basis for establishing target levels and awards under RGA’s management incentive programs. Management believes that adjusted operating income, on a pre-tax and after-tax basis, better measures the ongoing profitability and underlying trends of the Company’s continuing operations, primarily because that measure excludes substantially all of the effect of net investment related gains and losses, as well as changes in the fair value of certain embedded derivatives and related deferred acquisition costs. These items can be volatile, primarily due to the credit market and interest rate environment, and are not necessarily indicative of the performance of the Company’s underlying businesses. Additionally, adjusted operating income excludes any net gain or loss from discontinued operations, the cumulative effect of any accounting changes, tax reform and other items that management believes are not indicative of the Company’s ongoing operations. The definition of adjusted operating income can vary by company and is not considered a substitute for GAAP net income.

Book value per share excluding the impact of AOCI is a non-GAAP financial measure that management believes is important in evaluating the balance sheet in order to ignore the effects of unrealized amounts primarily associated with mark-to-market adjustments on investments and foreign currency translation.

Adjusted operating income per diluted share is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as adjusted operating income divided by weighted average diluted shares outstanding. Adjusted operating return on equity is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as adjusted operating income divided by average stockholders’ equity excluding AOCI. Similar to adjusted operating income, management believes these non-GAAP financial measures better reflect the ongoing profitability and underlying trends of the Company’s continuing operations, they also serve as a basis for establishing target levels and awards under RGA’s management incentive programs.

Reconciliations from GAAP net income, book value per share, net income per diluted share and average stockholders’ equity are provided in the following tables. Additional financial information can be found in the Quarterly Financial Supplement on RGA’s Investor Relations website at www.rgare.com in the "Financial Information" section.

About RGA

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is a global industry leader specializing in life and health reinsurance and financial solutions that help clients effectively manage risk and optimize capital. Founded in 1973, RGA is one of the world’s largest and most respected reinsurers and is guided by a fundamental purpose: to make financial protection accessible to all. RGA is widely recognized for superior risk management and underwriting expertise, innovative product design, and dedicated client focus. RGA serves clients and partners in key markets around the world and has approximately $3.4 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $84.6 billion as of June 30, 2022. To learn more about RGA and its businesses, visit www.rgare.com. Follow RGA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, among others, statements relating to projections of the future operations, strategies, earnings, revenues, income or loss, ratios, financial performance and growth potential of the Company. Forward-looking statements often contain words and phrases such as "intend," "expect," "project," "estimate," "predict," "anticipate," "should," "believe" and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Future events and actual results, performance, and achievements could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by or underlying the forward-looking statements.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response thereto on economic conditions, the financial markets and insurance risks, and the resulting effects on the Company’s financial results, liquidity, capital resources, financial metrics, investment portfolio and stock price, could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Further, any estimates, projections, illustrative scenarios or frameworks used to plan for potential effects of the pandemic are dependent on numerous underlying assumptions and estimates that may not materialize. Additionally, numerous other important factors (whether related to, resulting from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise) could also cause results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: (1) adverse changes in mortality, morbidity, lapsation or claims experience, (2) inadequate risk analysis and underwriting, (3) adverse capital and credit market conditions and their impact on the Company’s liquidity, access to capital and cost of capital, (4) changes in the Company’s financial strength and credit ratings and the effect of such changes on the Company’s future results of operations and financial condition, (5) the availability and cost of collateral necessary for regulatory reserves and capital, (6) requirements to post collateral or make payments due to declines in market value of assets subject to the Company’s collateral arrangements, (7) action by regulators who have authority over the Company’s reinsurance operations in the jurisdictions in which it operates, (8) the effect of the Company parent’s status as an insurance holding company and regulatory restrictions on its ability to pay principal of and interest on its debt obligations, (9) general economic conditions or a prolonged economic downturn affecting the demand for insurance and reinsurance in the Company’s current and planned markets, (10) the impairment of other financial institutions and its effect on the Company’s business, (11) fluctuations in U.S. or foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, or securities and real estate markets, (12) market or economic conditions that adversely affect the value of the Company’s investment securities or result in the impairment of all or a portion of the value of certain of the Company’s investment securities, that in turn could affect regulatory capital, (13) market or economic conditions that adversely affect the Company’s ability to make timely sales of investment securities, (14) risks inherent in the Company’s risk management and investment strategy, including changes in investment portfolio yields due to interest rate or credit quality changes, (15) the fact that the determination of allowances and impairments taken on the Company’s investments is highly subjective, (16) the stability of and actions by governments and economies in the markets in which the Company operates, including ongoing uncertainties regarding the amount of U.S. sovereign debt and the credit ratings thereof, (17) the Company’s dependence on third parties, including those insurance companies and reinsurers to which the Company cedes some reinsurance, third-party investment managers and others, (18) financial performance of the Company’s clients, (19) the threat of natural disasters, catastrophes, terrorist attacks, epidemics or pandemics anywhere in the world where the Company or its clients do business, (20) competitive factors and competitors’ responses to the Company’s initiatives, (21) development and introduction of new products and distribution opportunities, (22) execution of the Company’s entry into new markets, (23) integration of acquired blocks of business and entities, (24) interruption or failure of the Company’s telecommunication, information technology or other operational systems, or the Company’s failure to maintain adequate security to protect the confidentiality or privacy of personal or sensitive data and intellectual property stored on such systems, (25) adverse litigation or arbitration results, (26) the adequacy of reserves, resources and accurate information relating to settlements, awards and terminated and discontinued lines of business, (27) changes in laws, regulations, and accounting standards applicable to the Company or its business, including Long Duration Targeted Improvement accounting changes and (28) other risks and uncertainties described in this document and in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

Forward-looking statements should be evaluated together with the many risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business, including those mentioned in this document and described in the periodic reports the Company files with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even though the Company’s situation may change in the future. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, you are advised to see Item 1A - "Risk Factors" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, as may be supplemented by Item 1A - "Risk Factors" in the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Consolidated Net Income to Adjusted Operating Income

(Dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

Diluted
Earnings Per
Share

Diluted
Earnings Per
Share

Net income available to RGA shareholders

$

198

$

2.92

$

344

$

5.02

Reconciliation to adjusted operating income:

Capital (gains) losses, derivatives and other, included in investment related gains/losses, net

151

2.25

(82

)

(1.19

)

Capital (gains) losses on funds withheld, included in investment income, net of related expenses

7

0.10

(1

)

(0.01

)

Embedded derivatives:

Included in investment related gains/losses, net

54

0.80

1

0.01

Included in interest credited

(22

)

(0.33

)

(2

)

(0.03

)

DAC offset, net

6

0.09

(1

)

(0.01

)

Investment (income) loss on unit-linked variable annuities

6

0.09

(2

)

(0.03

)

Interest credited on unit-linked variable annuities

(6

)

(0.09

)

2

0.03

Interest expense on uncertain tax positions

3

0.04

Non-investment derivatives and other

(7

)

(0.10

)

(12

)

(0.18

)

Uncertain tax positions and other tax related items

3

0.04

24

0.35

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

1

0.01

Adjusted operating income

$

391

$

5.78

$

274

$

4.00

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

Diluted
Earnings Per
Share

Diluted
Earnings Per
Share

Net income available to RGA shareholders

$

135

$

2.00

$

483

$

7.06

Reconciliation to adjusted operating income:

Capital (gains) losses, derivatives and other, included in investment related gains/losses, net

245

3.62

(261

)

(3.82

)

Capital (gains) losses on funds withheld, included in investment income, net of related expenses

13

0.19

(2

)

(0.03

)

Embedded derivatives:

Included in investment related gains/losses, net

69

1.02

(53

)

(0.77

)

Included in interest credited

(35

)

(0.52

)

(26

)

(0.38

)

DAC offset, net

(2

)

(0.03

)

8

0.12

Investment (income) loss on unit-linked variable annuities

13

0.19

(1

)

(0.01

)

Interest credited on unit-linked variable annuities

(13

)

(0.19

)

1

0.01

Interest expense on uncertain tax positions

5

0.07

Non-investment derivatives and other

(7

)

(0.10

)

(3

)

(0.04

)

Uncertain tax positions and other tax related items

4

0.06

39

0.57

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

1

0.01

Adjusted operating income

$

423

$

6.25

$

190

$

2.78

REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Consolidated Effective Income Tax Rates

(Dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2022

Six Months Ended June 30, 2022

Pre-tax Income (Loss)

Income Taxes

Effective Tax Rate (1)

Pre-tax Income (Loss)

Income Taxes

Effective Tax Rate (1)

GAAP income

$

254

$

55

22.1

%

$

194

$

58

30.1

%

Reconciliation to adjusted operating income:

Capital (gains) losses, derivatives and other, included in investment related gains/losses, net

203

52

322

77

Capital (gains) losses on funds withheld, included in investment income, net of related expenses

9

2

17

4

Embedded derivatives:

Included in investment related gains/losses, net

68

14

87

18

Included in interest credited

(27

)

(5

)

(44

)

(9

)

DAC offset, net

7

1

(3

)

(1

)

Investment (income) loss on unit-linked variable annuities

8

2

17

4

Interest credited on unit-linked variable annuities

(8

)

(2

)

(17

)

(4

)

Interest expense on uncertain tax positions

Non-investment derivatives and other

(9

)

(2

)

(9

)

(2

)

Uncertain tax positions and other tax related items

(3

)

(4

)

Adjusted operating income

$

505

$

114

22.5

%

$

564

$

141

25.0

%

(1)

The Company rounds amounts in the financial statements to millions and calculates the effective tax rate from the underlying whole-dollar amounts. Thus certain amounts may not recalculate based on the numbers due to rounding.

Reconciliation of Consolidated Income before Income Taxes to Pre-tax Adjusted Operating Income

(Dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Income before income taxes

$

254

$

482

$

194

$

668

Reconciliation to pre-tax adjusted operating income:

Capital (gains) losses, derivatives and other, included in investment related gains/losses, net

203

(104

)

322

(332

)

Capital (gains) losses on funds withheld, included in investment income, net of related expenses

9

(1

)

17

(2

)

Embedded derivatives:

Included in investment related gains/losses, net

68

1

87

(67

)

Included in interest credited

(27

)

(3

)

(44

)

(33

)

DAC offset, net

7

(2

)

(3

)

10

Investment (income) loss on unit-linked variable annuities

8

(2

)

17

(1

)

Interest credited on unit-linked variable annuities

(8

)

2

(17

)

1

Interest expense on uncertain tax positions

3

6

Non-investment derivatives and other

(9

)