IGM Financial Inc.
TSX : IGM

IGM Financial Inc.

November 05, 2015 14:18 ET

IGM Financial Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) - Readers are referred to the disclaimer regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Non-IFRS Financial Measures and Additional IFRS Measures at the end of this Release.

IGM Financial Inc. (IGM or the Company) (TSX:IGM) today announced earnings results for the third quarter of 2015.

Operating earnings and net earnings available to common shareholders for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $199.0 million or 81 cents per share compared to operating earnings and net earnings available to common shareholders of $219.7 million or 87 cents per share in 2014.

Operating earnings available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $597.8 million or $2.40 per share compared to operating earnings available to common shareholders, excluding other items,(1) of $618.0 million or $2.44 per share in 2014.

Net earnings available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $597.8 million or $2.40 per share compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $604.4 million or $2.39 per share for the comparative period in 2014.

Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $751.7 million compared to $750.2 million a year ago. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $2.28 billion compared to $2.19 billion a year ago. Expenses were $494.8 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $463.8 million a year ago and $1.50 billion for the nine month period compared to $1.41 billion a year ago.

Total assets under management at September 30, 2015 were $130.9 billion compared to $140.6 billion at September 30, 2014. Mutual fund assets under management at September 30, 2015 were $124.9 billion compared to $125.2 billion at September 30, 2014.

Shareholders' equity at September 30, 2015 was $4.8 billion, compared to $4.9 billion at September 30, 2014. Return on average common equity based on operating earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was 17.0% compared to 17.7% for the comparative period in 2014.

Investors Group Operations

"Mutual fund quarterly gross sales are the highest level of third quarter sales in the history of the Company. This strong result was due in part to the successful launch in the quarter of the Maestro Portfolio of funds, which had grown to $225 million at September 30, 2015," said Murray J. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc. "The growth in our Consultant network remained strong reaching an all time high of 5,221 at September 30, 2015."

Mutual fund sales for the third quarter of 2015 were $1.8 billion, an increase of 5.0% compared to $1.7 billion in the prior year, and mutual fund net sales for the third quarter were $139 million compared to net sales of $86 million a year ago.

Mutual fund sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $6.1 billion, an increase of 8.0% compared to $5.6 billion in the prior year, and mutual fund net sales were $754 million compared to net sales of $457 million a year ago.

The twelve month trailing redemption rate (excluding money market funds) was 8.4% at September 30, 2015, compared to 8.5% at June 30, 2015.

Mutual fund assets under management at September 30, 2015 were $73.5 billion compared to $72.7 billion at September 30, 2014.

Mackenzie Operations

Mutual fund sales for the third quarter of 2015 were $1.5 billion compared to $1.4 billion in the prior year. Mutual fund net redemptions for the third quarter were $180 million compared to net redemptions of $207 million a year ago.

Mutual fund sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $5.3 billion compared to $5.5 billion in the prior year. Mutual fund net redemptions were $831 million compared to net sales of $262 million a year ago.(2)

Total net redemptions for the third quarter of 2015 were $126 million compared to total net redemptions of $1.1 billion a year ago. Total net redemptions for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $10.2 billion compared to total net sales of $1.1 billion a year ago. Excluding rebalance activities,(2)(3) total net redemptions for the third quarter of 2015 were $126 million compared to total net redemptions of $196 million a year ago and total net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were $527 million compared to total net sales of $1.1 billion a year ago.

"Mutual fund gross sales of $1.5 billion are the highest level of third quarter sales since 2008," said Jeffrey R. Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Financial Corporation. "The strength of gross sales in the quarter was led by sales in the global equity category, which were up 42%."

Mackenzie's total assets under management at September 30, 2015 were $60.3 billion compared to $70.0 billion at September 30, 2014. Mutual fund assets under management at September 30, 2015 were $47.4 billion compared to $48.8 billion a year ago.

Dividends

The Board of Directors has declared a dividend of 56.25 cents per share on the Company's common shares and has declared a dividend of $0.36875 per share on the Company's 5.90% Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series "B". The common share dividend is payable on January 29, 2016 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2015. The preferred share dividend is payable on February 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2015.

  1. Other items for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 consisted of an after-tax charge of $13.6 million related to restructuring and other charges.
  2. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, there was a mutual fund rebalance by an institutional client which resulted in net redemptions of $12 million, and third party programs which include Mackenzie mutual funds made fund allocation changes which resulted in net redemptions of $444 million.
  3. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, MD Financial Management ("MD") re-assigned sub-advisory responsibilities on four fixed income mandates (totalling $10.3 billion) advised by Mackenzie. The impact on Mackenzie's pre-tax earnings from these mandate changes is not meaningful. Following the changes, Mackenzie continues to advise MD on a number of fixed income, balanced and equity mandates.

    During the third quarter of 2014, there were tactical rebalances by an institutional client that resulted in redemptions of $905 million.

    During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, there were tactical rebalances by an institutional client that resulted in net sales of $35 million into separately managed account investment mandates advised by Mackenzie.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this Release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements based on certain assumptions and reflect IGM Financial's current expectations. Forward-looking statements are provided to assist the reader in understanding the Company's financial position and results of operations as at and for the periods ended on certain dates and to present information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Company, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies, for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "seeks", "intends", "targets", "projects", "forecasts" or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "may", "will", "should", "would" and "could".

This information is based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection as reflected in the forward-looking statements, including the perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to management, they may prove to be incorrect.

By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved.

A variety of material factors, many of which are beyond the Company's and its subsidiaries' control, affect the operations, performance and results of the Company, and its subsidiaries, and their businesses, and could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations of estimated or anticipated events or results. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in North America and internationally, interest and foreign exchange rates, global equity and capital markets, management of market liquidity and funding risks, changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates), the effect of applying future accounting changes, operational and reputational risks, business competition, technological change, changes in government regulations and legislation, changes in tax laws, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, catastrophic events, the Company's ability to complete strategic transactions, integrate acquisitions and implement other growth strategies, and the Company's and its subsidiaries' success in anticipating and managing the foregoing factors.

The reader is cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements. The reader is also cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Other than as specifically required by applicable Canadian law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.

Additional information about the risks and uncertainties of the Company's business and material factors or assumptions on which information contained in forward-looking statements is based is provided in its disclosure materials filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada, available at www.sedar.com.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures and Additional IFRS Measures

This release contains non-IFRS financial measures and additional IFRS measures. Net earnings available to common shareholders, which is an additional measure in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), may be subdivided into two components consisting of:

  • Operating earnings available to common shareholders; and
  • Other items, which include the after-tax impact of any item that management considers to be of a non-recurring nature or that could make the period-over-period comparison of results from operations less meaningful.

Terms by which additional IFRS measures are identified include "earnings before income taxes" and "net earnings available to common shareholders". Additional IFRS measures are used to provide management and investors with additional measures to assess earnings performance. These measures are considered additional IFRS measures as they are in addition to the minimum line items required by IFRS and are relevant to an understanding of the entity's financial performance.

The Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) of operating results are available on IGM Financial Inc.'s website at www.igmfinancial.com.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of Canada's premier personal financial services companies, and one of the country's largest managers and distributors of mutual funds and other managed asset products, with approximately $134 billion in total assets under management as of October 31, 2015. Its activities are carried out principally through Investors Group, Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Investment Planning Counsel. IGM Financial Inc. is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

Media Note: A live webcast of IGM's Analyst conference call for the Third Quarter 2015 will be held on Friday November 6, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. (ET) at www.igmfinancial.com. Media and interested parties may alternatively choose to listen to the live analyst teleconference call by dialing 1-866-223-7781 or 416-340-2218.

IGM FINANCIAL INC.
Consolidated Statements of Earnings
(unaudited)
(in thousands of Canadian
dollars, except shares
Three months ended
September 30
Nine months ended
September 30
and per share amounts) 2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues
Management fees $ 508,531 $ 517,063 $ 1,534,921 $ 1,506,716
Administration fees 104,595 101,997 312,826 296,529
Distribution fees 92,695 84,968 282,514 263,492
Net investment income and other 19,545 21,257 63,787 50,180
Proportionate share of affiliate's earnings 26,362 24,877 81,772 68,316
751,728 750,162 2,275,820 2,185,233
Expenses
Commission 263,158 249,833 797,712 738,701
Non-commission 208,471 190,802 637,946 597,741
Interest 23,200 23,200 68,914 68,913
494,829 463,835 1,504,572 1,405,355
Earnings before income taxes 256,899 286,327 771,248 779,878
Income taxes 55,660 64,456 166,776 168,883
Net earnings 201,239 221,871 604,472 610,995
Perpetual preferred share dividends 2,213 2,213 6,638 6,638
Net earnings available to common shareholders $ 199,026 $ 219,658 $ 597,834 $ 604,357
Average number of common shares
(in thousands)
- Basic 246,953 252,089 249,025 252,247
- Diluted 247,059 252,788 249,169 253,079
Earnings per share (in dollars)
- Basic $ 0.81 $ 0.87 $ 2.40 $ 2.40
- Diluted $ 0.81 $ 0.87 $ 2.40 $ 2.39
IGM FINANCIAL INC.
Financial Highlights
(unaudited) For the three months ended September 30 As at and for the nine months ended September 30
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Earnings available to common shareholders
($ millions)
Operating Earnings(1) $ 199.0 $ 219.7 (9.4 )% $ 597.8 $ 618.0 (3.3 )%
Net Earnings 199.0 219.7 (9.4 ) 597.8 604.4 (1.1 )
Diluted earnings per share
Operating Earnings(1) 0.81 0.87 (6.9 ) 2.40 2.44 (1.6 )
Net Earnings 0.81 0.87 (6.9 ) 2.40 2.39 0.4
Return on equity
Operating Earnings(1) 17.0 % 17.7 %
Net Earnings 17.0 % 17.4 %
Dividends per share 0.5625 0.5375 4.7 1.6875 1.6125 4.7
Total assets under management(2) ($ millions) $130,923 $140,617 (6.9 )%
Investors Group
Mutual funds 73,532 72,686 1.2
Mackenzie
Mutual funds 47,420 48,774
Sub-advisory, institutional and other accounts 12,871 21,180
Total 60,291 69,954 (13.8 )
Counsel
Mutual funds 4,005 3,769 6.3
.
Mutual Funds and Institutional Sales
($ millions)
Investors Group Mackenzie Counsel Total (3 )
For the three months ended September 30, 2015 Mutual Funds Total
Gross sales $ 1,810 $ 1,485 $ 2,623 $ 185 $ 3,791
Net sales (redemptions) 139 (180 ) (126 ) 54 (92 )
For the nine months ended September 30, 2015
Gross sales $ 6,069 $ 5,313 $ 9,345 $ 538 $ 13,738
Net sales (redemptions) 754 (831 ) (10,229 ) 135 (9,930 )
(1) Non-IFRS Financial Measures: 2014 operating earnings excluded an after-tax charge of $13.6 million, recorded in the second quarter, related to restructuring and other charges.
(2) Total assets under management excluded $6.9 billion of assets sub-advised by Mackenzie on behalf of Investors Group and Investment Planning Counsel ($5.8 billion at September 30, 2014).
(3) Total Gross Sales and Net Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2015 excluded $827 million and $159 million, respectively, in accounts sub-advised by Mackenzie on behalf of Investors Group and Investment Planning Counsel.
Total Gross Sales and Net Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 excluded $2.2 billion and $590 million, respectively, in accounts sub-advised by Mackenzie on behalf of Investors Group and Investment Planning Counsel.

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