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  • Athene Holding Ltd. Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

    May 20, 2020 by Athene Holding, Ltd.

    PEMBROKE, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athene Holding Ltd. (“Athene”) (NYSE: ATH), a leading provider of retirement savings products, announced financial results for the first quarter 2020.

    “In these unprecedented times, Athene’s core earnings power remains intact and continues to grow and generate attractive levels of profitability. Our actions over the past year have allowed us to operate from a position of strength,” said Jim Belardi, CEO of Athene. “While the COVID-19 pandemic caused mark-to-market volatility in Athene’s financials during the quarter, we believe these impacts will be transitory and have little impact on Athene’s long-term earnings trajectory. I’m incredibly proud of our team for continuing to execute our differentiated strategy as we continue to serve policyholders at a high standard and underwrite strong levels of new business.”

    Mr. Belardi continued, “We are armed with one of the best capitalized balance sheets in the industry, and when combined with resources in our sidecar capital vehicle, ACRA, we have more than $7 billion of deployable capital which can be used to support nearly $90 billion of opportunistic growth. We have record levels of liquidity, a proven ability to take advantage of dislocation, and I’m confident that we will emerge from this crisis even stronger than before.”

    First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

    Net loss available to AHL common shareholders for the first quarter 2020 was $1.1 billion, or $5.81 per diluted Class A common share (“diluted share”), compared to net income available to AHL common shareholders for the first quarter 2019 of $708 million, or $3.64 per common share. The decrease from the prior year quarter was primarily driven by a decline in the fair value of reinsurance assets due to widening credit spread. The change in fair value of reinsurance assets is included in GAAP net income, while the change in fair value of assets backing directly written liabilities is reflected in accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI).

    Adjusted operating loss available to common shareholders for the first quarter 2020 was $108 million, or $0.60 per adjusted operating common share, compared to adjusted operating income available to common shareholders of $287 million, or $1.50 per adjusted operating common share for the first quarter 2019. The decrease from the prior year quarter was primarily driven by a significant decline in the fair value of the Apollo Operating Group (“AOG”) investment and an alternative investment loss reflecting a challenging macro environment.

    Adjusted operating income available to common shareholders excluding notables and AOG for the first quarter 2020 was $174 million, or $1.00 per adjusted operating common share. Including the impact of AOG, adjusted operating loss available to common shareholders excluding notables was $65 million, or $0.36 per adjusted operating common share.

    Continued Strong Capital Position

    • Book value per common share of $51.28 for the period ended March 31, 2020, a modest decrease of 2% year-over-year. Adjusted book value per common share of $51.07, an increase of 8% year-over-year
    • Total deployable capital of $7.4 billion, including excess capital of $2.7 billion1, $2.3 billion of untapped debt capacitywith no upcoming AHL maturities until 2028, and $2.4 billion of undrawn third-party commitments to ACRA
    • Total cash and cash equivalents of $5.4 billion, and a liquid bond portfolio of approximately $33 billion4
    • Total available liquidity of $6.3 billion2 as of April 30, 2020, including $1.25 billion undrawn revolving credit facility, and additional $900 million of untapped preferred equity capacity
    • Deployed more than $500 million of capital in the first quarter, including $270 million for organic growth, and $319 million of share repurchases at very attractive returns
    • ALRe RBC of 436%5 and U.S. RBC of 438% as of March 31, 2020

       

    1 Pro forma to include $500mn notes offering completed in April 2020. 2 Includes cash and cash equivalents and undrawn revolver of $1.25 billion as of April 30, 2020. 3 Pro forma to include $500 million senior debt offering completed in April 2020 and exclude the $400 million of short-term FHLB debt expected to be repaid in 1H’20. Untapped debt capacity assumes capacity of 25% debt to capitalization and is subject to general availability and market conditions. 4 As of March 31, 2020. Includes $1.6 billion of municipal, political subdivisions, and US and foreign government bonds. 5 ALRe RBC ratio is used to evaluate our capital position and the amount of capital needed to support our Retirement Services segment and is calculated by applying the NAIC RBC factors to the statutory financial statements of AHL’s non-U.S. reinsurance subsidiaries, on an aggregate basis.

    Deposit Highlights

    In the first quarter 2020, Athene generated quarterly gross organic deposits of $3.9 billion, a decrease of 17% year-over-year, but up 8% quarter-over-quarter, reflecting the strength of Athene’s multi-channel distribution platform despite a challenging macro backdrop amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Importantly, organic deposits were underwritten to target returns despite the historically low interest rate environment, reflecting Athene’s disciplined approach to pricing.

    Retail: In the first quarter 2020, Athene generated $1.2 billion of new deposits at target returns. Retail deposits were down 31% year-over-year, but increased 10% quarter-over-quarter, reflecting strong demand for products with principal protection features in a volatile market environment. Athene remains a leader in the fixed indexed annuity (FIA) market, serving as a source of strength for policyholders.

    Flow Reinsurance: In the first quarter 2020, Athene generated $861 million of new deposits, a decrease of 16% year-over-year. Deposits in the first quarter 2020 also declined 28% from a particularly strong result in the prior quarter, which was mostly driven by strong volumes from partnerships established over the prior 18 months. Despite the sequential decline in volumes, as expected, flow reinsurance activity gained momentum in March amid a peak in market volatility, as key partners remained active in underwriting new retail annuity policies.

    Institutional: In the first quarter 2020, Athene generated $1.8 billion of new deposits from institutional products, including $1.0 billion of pension risk transfer deposits from the previously announced deal with Armstrong World Industries, as well as $823 million from one FABN and one FHLB funding agreement at attractive spreads.

    Selected Results

     

     

    As of and for the three months
    ended March 31,

    (In millions, except percentages and per share data)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Book value per common share

     

    $

    52.12

     

     

    $

    51.28

     

    Adjusted book value per common share

     

    $

    47.30

     

     

    $

    51.07

     

    Common shares outstanding1

     

    194.1

     

     

    193.9

     

    Adjusted operating common shares outstanding2

     

    192.4

     

     

    197.7

     

    Return on equity (ROE)

     

    30.8

    %

     

    (36.5

    )%

    Adjusted operating ROE

     

    12.8

    %

     

    (4.4

    )%

    Adjusted operating ROE ex notables and AOG

     

    12.8

    %

     

    7.6

    %

    Adjusted operating ROE – Retirement Services

     

    14.4

    %

     

    10.6

    %

    Return on assets (ROA)

     

    2.19

    %

     

    (2.95

    )%

    Adjusted operating ROA

     

    1.02

    %

     

    (0.36

    )%

    Adjusted operating ROA ex notables and AOG

     

    1.02

    %

     

    0.59

    %

    Net investment spread – Retirement Services

     

    1.36

    %

     

    1.03

    %

    Investments, including related parties

     

    $

    116,346

     

     

    $

    121,969

     

    Net invested assets

     

    $

    113,771

     

     

    $

    121,200

     

    Debt to capital ratio

     

    8.9

    %

     

    12.2

    %

    Adjusted debt to capital ratio

     

    9.8

    %

     

    11.0

    %

    Total AHL shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    10,117

     

     

    $

    9,940

     

    Adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    9,102

     

     

    $

    10,097

     

    Gross organic deposits

     

    $

    4,759

     

     

    $

    3,947

     

    Gross inorganic deposits

     

     

     

     

    Gross deposits

     

    4,759

     

     

    3,947

     

    Deposits attributable to ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

     

    Net deposits

     

    $

    4,759

     

     

    $

    3,947

     

    1

     

    Represents common shares outstanding for all classes eligible to participate in dividends for each period presented. Used for the book value per common share calculation.

    2

     

    Adjusted operating common shares outstanding assumes conversion or settlement of all outstanding items that are able to be converted to or settled in Class A common shares, including the impacts of Class B common shares outstanding on a one-for-one basis, the impacts of all Class M common shares outstanding net of the conversion price and any other stock-based awards outstanding, but excluding any awards for which the exercise or conversion price exceeds the market value of Class A common shares on the applicable measurement date. Effective February 28, 2020, all Class B common shares were converted into Class A common shares and all Class M common shares were converted into warrants and Class A common shares. Our Class B common shares were economically equivalent to Class A common shares and were convertible to Class A common shares on a one-for-one basis at any time. Our Class M common shares were in the legal form of shares but economically functioned as options as they were convertible into Class A common shares after vesting and settlement of the conversion price. We believe this non-GAAP measure is an appropriate economic representation of our share counts for use in an economic view of book value metrics.

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions, except per share data)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders

     

    $

    708

     

     

    $

    (1,065

    )

    Non-operating adjustments

     

     

     

     

    Investment gains (losses), net of offsets1

     

    458

     

     

    (1,139

    )

    Change in fair values of derivatives and embedded derivatives – FIAs, net of offsets

     

    (27

    )

     

    65

     

    Integration, restructuring and other non-operating expenses

     

    (1

    )

     

    (4

    )

    Stock compensation expense

     

    (3

    )

     

    (10

    )

    Income tax (expense) benefit – non-operating

     

    (6

    )

     

    131

     

    Less: Total non-operating adjustments

     

    421

     

     

    (957

    )

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders

     

    $

    287

     

     

    $

    (108

    )

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders by segment

     

     

     

     

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    286

     

     

    $

    204

     

    Corporate and Other

     

    1

     

     

    (312

    )

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders

     

    $

    287

     

     

    $

    (108

    )

    Earnings (loss) per common share – basic2

     

    $

    3.65

     

     

    $

    (5.81

    )

    Earnings (loss) per common share – diluted Class A3

     

    $

    3.64

     

     

    $

    (5.81

    )

    Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share4

     

    $

    1.50

     

     

    $

    (0.60

    )

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic2

     

    194.0

     

     

    194.3

     

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – diluted Class A3

     

    161.7

     

     

    161.4

     

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating4

     

    192.2

     

     

    181.5

     

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating excluding Apollo5

     

    192.2

     

     

    173.3

     

         

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Notable items

     

     

     

     

    Retirement Services adjusted operating income available to common shareholders

     

    $

    286

     

     

    $

    204

     

    Rider reserve and DAC equity market performance

     

     

     

    50

     

    Tax impact of notable items

     

     

     

    (7

    )

    Retirement Services notable items

     

     

     

    43

     

    Retirement Services adjusted operating income available to common shareholders excluding notable items

     

    286

     

     

    247

     

    Corporate and Other adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders

     

    1

     

     

    (312

    )

    Consolidated adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders excluding notable items

     

    $

    287

     

     

    $

    (65

    )

    Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share excluding notables4

     

    $

    1.50

     

     

    $

    (0.36

    )

    1

     

    Investment gains (losses), net of offsets includes an unfavorable change in the provision for credit losses of $284 million and $0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and the three months ended March 31, 2019, respectively.

    2

     

    Basic earnings (loss) per common share, including basic weighted average common shares outstanding includes all classes eligible to participate in dividends for each period presented.

    3

     

    Diluted earnings (loss) per common share on a GAAP basis for Class A common shares, including diluted Class A weighted average common shares outstanding, includes the dilutive impacts, if any, of Class B common shares, Class M common shares and any other stock-based awards. There were no dilutive securities for the quarter. Diluted earnings per common share on a GAAP basis for Class A common shares are based on allocated net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders of $(938) million (88% of net loss available to AHL common shareholders) and $589 million (83% of net loss available to AHL common shareholders) for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

    4  

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating assumes conversion or settlement of all outstanding items that are able to be converted to or settled in Class A common shares, including the impacts of Class B common shares on a one-for-one basis, the impacts of all Class M common shares net of the conversion price and any other stock-based awards, but excluding any awards for which the exercise or conversion price exceeds the market value of Class A common shares on the applicable measurement date. Effective February 28, 2020, all Class B common shares were converted into Class A common shares and all Class M common shares were converted into warrants and Class A common shares. Our Class B common shares were economically equivalent to Class A common shares and could have been converted to Class A common shares on a one-for-one basis at any time. Our Class M common shares were in the legal form of shares but economically functioned as options as they were convertible into Class A common shares after vesting and settlement of the conversion price. In calculating Class A diluted earnings per common share on a GAAP basis, we are required to apply sequencing rules to determine the dilutive impacts, if any, of our Class B common shares, Class M common shares and any other stock-based awards. To the extent our Class B common shares, Class M common shares and/or any other stock-based awards were not dilutive they were excluded. We believe this non-GAAP measure is an appropriate economic representation of our share counts for use in an economic view of adjusted operating earnings per common share.

    5  

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating excluding Apollo is adjusted to exclude the Athene shares issued in exchange for the AOG units as part of the Apollo transaction, but does not include an adjustment for the shares issued in exchange for $350 million cash. For Q1 2020, the calculation also includes the dilution of other stock compensation plans as a result of the exclusion of the loss on the AOG units creating adjusted operating income available to common shareholders instead of a loss.

    Segment Results

    Retirement Services

    For the first quarter 2020, adjusted operating income available to common shareholders in Retirement Services was $204 million, a decrease of $82 million, or 29%, from the first quarter 2019, resulting in an adjusted operating ROE of 10.6%. Excluding notable items, adjusted operating income available to common shareholders in Retirement Services was $247 million, resulting in an adjusted operating ROE of 12.8%.

    The decrease in adjusted operating income available to common shareholders over the prior year quarter was primarily driven by lower net investment earnings from alternatives, reflecting a volatile market backdrop.

    The net investment spread, which measures net investment earnings less cost of funds, was 1.03% of average net invested assets, excluding our strategic investment in Apollo, for the first quarter 2020, a decrease of 33 basis points from the first quarter 2019. The decrease from the prior year quarter was primarily driven by a lower net investment earned rate (NIER) and higher other liability costs.

    The NIER was 4.04% for the first quarter 2020, compared to 4.21% in the prior year quarter. The annualized return on fixed income and other investments during the first quarter 2020 was 4.20%, compared to 4.28% in the prior year quarter, a decline of 8 basis points primarily driven by lower floating rate income and building liquidity, partially offset by higher bond call income and mortgage prepayments. The net annualized return on alternative investments during the first quarter 2020 was 0.56% compared to 2.13% in the prior year quarter. Both periods were impacted by the real-time or lagged effect of significant capital market headwinds, underperforming the longer-term average annualized performance of 9-11%.

    Cost of funds, which is comprised of the total cost of crediting on deferred annuities and institutional products as well as other liability costs, was 3.01% for the first quarter 2020, an increase of 16 basis points from the first quarter 2019, primarily driven by an increase in other liability costs, partially offset by a decrease in the cost of crediting.

    Total cost of crediting was 1.84% for the first quarter 2020, a decrease of 8 basis points from the prior year quarter, driven by a decrease in the crediting rate for both deferred annuities and institutional business. The cost of crediting on institutional business was 3.31%, a decrease of 38 basis points from the first quarter 2019, driven by a lower rate on new deposits over the last twelve months. Cost of crediting on deferred annuities was 1.91%, a decrease of 7 basis points from the first quarter 2019 due to favorable rate actions on in-force renewals.

    Other liability costs were 1.17% for the first quarter 2020, an increase of 24 basis points from the prior year quarter primarily due to an increase in rider reserves and DAC amortization as a result of unfavorable equity market performance. Excluding notable items in the first quarter of 2020, other liability costs were 1.00%, in line with long-term averages.

    Corporate & Other

    In the first quarter 2020, the adjusted operating loss available to common shareholders was $312 million in Corporate & Other, a decrease of $313 million from adjusted operating income available to common shareholders of $1 million in the first quarter 2019. The operating loss was primarily driven by a mark-to-market loss on the AOG investment, as well as net investment losses from alternatives.

    The fair value of Athene’s AOG investment, which is primarily based on the common stock price of Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), declined $239 million, or approximately $1.36 per common share, in the quarter, net of a liquidity discount and associated tax benefit, due to extraordinary market volatility in March 2020. From March 31, 2020 through May 7, 2020, Athene’s AOG investment appreciated $194 million, or approximately $1.00 per common share, net of liquidity and tax considerations.

    Share Repurchase Activity

    In the first quarter 2020, Athene repurchased 10.4 million shares of its common stock for $319 million under previously announced share repurchase programs. During this period, shares were purchased at an average cost of $30.51 per share and an average price-to-adjusted book value multiple of 0.56x.

    Conference Call Information

    Athene will host a conference call today, Friday, May 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. ET. During the call, members of Athene’s senior management team will review Athene’s financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. This press release, the first quarter 2020 earnings presentation and financial supplement are posted to Athene’s website at ir.athene.com.

    • Live conference call: Toll-free at (866) 901-0811 (domestic) or (346) 354-0810 (international)
    • Conference call replay available through May 20, 2020 at (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international)
    • Conference ID number: 7484003
    • Live and archived webcast available at ir.athene.com

    About Athene Holding Ltd.

    Athene, through its subsidiaries, is a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. The products offered by Athene include:

    • Retail fixed, fixed indexed and index-linked annuity products;
    • Reinsurance arrangements with third-party annuity providers; and
    • Institutional products, such as funding agreements and the assumption of pension risk transfer obligations.

    Athene had total assets of $142.2 billion as of March 31, 2020. Athene’s principal subsidiaries include Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company, a Delaware-domiciled insurance company, Athene Annuity and Life Company, an Iowa-domiciled insurance company, Athene Annuity & Life Assurance Company of New York, a New York-domiciled insurance company and Athene Life Re Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled reinsurer.

    Further information about our companies can be found at athene.com.

    Non-GAAP Measures

    In addition to our results presented in accordance with GAAP, we present certain financial information that includes non-GAAP measures. Management believes the use of these non-GAAP measures, together with the relevant GAAP measures, provides information that may enhance an investor’s understanding of our results of operations and the underlying profitability drivers of our business. The majority of these non-GAAP measures are intended to remove from the results of operations the impact of market volatility (other than with respect to alternative investments) as well as integration, restructuring and certain other expenses which are not part of our underlying profitability drivers, as such items fluctuate from period to period in a manner inconsistent with these drivers. These measures should be considered supplementary to our results in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as a substitute for the corresponding GAAP measures.

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders is a non-GAAP measure used to evaluate our financial performance excluding market volatility and expenses related to integration, restructuring, stock compensation and other expenses. Our adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders equals net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders adjusted to eliminate the impact of the following (collectively, the non-operating adjustments):

    • Investment Gains (Losses), Net of Offsets
    • Change in Fair Values of Derivatives and Embedded Derivatives – FIAs, Net of Offsets
    • Integration, Restructuring and Other Non-Operating Expenses
    • Stock Compensation Expense
    • Bargain Purchase Gain
    • Income Tax (Expense) Benefit – Non-Operating

    We consider these non-operating adjustments to be meaningful adjustments to net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders for the reasons discussed in greater detail above. Accordingly, we believe using a measure which excludes the impact of these items is useful in analyzing our business performance and the trends in our results of operations. Together with net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders, we believe adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders provides a meaningful financial metric that helps investors understand our underlying results and profitability. Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders should not be used as a substitute for net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders.

    Adjusted operating ROA is a non-GAAP measure used to evaluate our financial performance and profitability. Adjusted operating ROA is computed using our adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders divided by average net invested assets for the relevant period. To enhance the ability to analyze these measures across periods, interim periods are annualized. While we believe each of these metrics are meaningful financial metrics and enhance our understanding of the underlying profitability drivers of our business, they should not be used as a substitute for ROA presented under GAAP.

    Adjusted operating ROE is a non-GAAP measure used to evaluate our financial performance excluding the impacts of AOCI and the cumulative change in fair value of funds withheld and modco reinsurance assets, net of DAC, DSI, rider reserve and tax offsets. Adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity is calculated as the ending AHL shareholders’ equity excluding AOCI, the cumulative change in fair value of funds withheld and modco reinsurance assets and preferred stock. Adjusted operating ROE is calculated as the adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders, divided by average adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity. These adjustments fluctuate period to period in a manner inconsistent with our underlying profitability drivers as the majority of such fluctuation is related to the market volatility of the unrealized gains and losses associated with our AFS securities. Except with respect to reinvestment activity relating to acquired blocks of businesses, we typically buy and hold AFS investments to maturity throughout the duration of market fluctuations, therefore, the period-over-period impacts in unrealized gains and losses are not necessarily indicative of current operating fundamentals or future performance. Accordingly, we believe using measures which exclude AOCI and the cumulative change in fair value of funds withheld and modco reinsurance assets are useful in analyzing trends in our operating results. To enhance the ability to analyze these measures across periods, interim periods are annualized. Adjusted operating ROE should not be used as a substitute for ROE. However, we believe the adjustments to net income (loss) available to AHL common shareholders and equity are significant to gaining an understanding of our overall financial performance.

    Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share, weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating and adjusted book value per common share are non-GAAP measures used to evaluate our financial performance and financial condition. The non-GAAP measures adjust the number of shares included in the corresponding GAAP measures to reflect the conversion or settlement of all shares and other stock-based awards outstanding. We believe using these measures represent an economic view of our share counts and provide a simplified and consistent view of our outstanding shares. Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share is calculated as the adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders, over the weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating. Adjusted book value per common share is calculated as the adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity divided by the adjusted operating common shares outstanding. Effective February 28, 2020, all Class B common shares were converted into Class A common shares and all Class M common shares were converted into warrants and Class A common shares. Our Class B common shares were economically equivalent to Class A common shares and could have been converted to Class A common shares on a one-for-one basis at any time. Our Class M common shares were in the legal form of shares but economically functioned as options as they were convertible into Class A common shares after vesting and settlement of the conversion price. In calculating Class A diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis, we are required to apply sequencing rules to determine the dilutive impacts, if any, of our Class B common shares, Class M common shares and any other stock-based awards. To the extent our Class B common shares, Class M common shares and/or any other stock-based awards were not dilutive, after considering the dilutive effects of the more dilutive securities in the sequence, they were excluded. Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating and adjusted operating common shares outstanding assume conversion or settlement of all outstanding items that are able to be converted to or settled in Class A common shares, including the impacts of Class B common shares on a one-for-one basis, the impacts of all Class M common shares net of the conversion price and any other stock-based awards, but excluding any awards for which the exercise or conversion price exceeds the market value of our Class A common shares on the applicable measurement date. For certain historical periods, Class M shares were not included due to issuance restrictions which were contingent upon our IPO. Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share, weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating and adjusted book value per common share should not be used as a substitute for basic earnings (loss) per share – Class A common shares, basic weighted average common shares outstanding – Class A or book value per common share. However, we believe the adjustments to the shares and equity are significant to gaining an understanding of our overall results of operations and financial condition.

    Adjusted debt to capital ratio is a non-GAAP measure used to evaluate our capital structure excluding the impacts of AOCI and the cumulative change in fair value of funds withheld and modco reinsurance assets, net of DAC, DSI, rider reserve and tax offsets. Adjusted debt to capital ratio is calculated as total debt divided by adjusted AHL shareholders’ equity. Adjusted debt to capital ratio should not be used as a substitute for the debt to capital ratio. However, we believe the adjustments to total debt and shareholders’ equity are significant to gaining an understanding of our capitalization, debt utilization and debt capacity.

    Net investment spread is a key measurement of the profitability of our Retirement Services segment. Net investment spread measures our investment performance less the total cost of our liabilities. Net investment earned rate is a key measure of our investment performance, while cost of funds is a key measure of the cost of our policyholder benefits and liabilities. Investment margin on our deferred annuities measures our investment performance less the cost of crediting for our deferred annuities, which make up a significant portion of our net reserve liabilities.

    • Net investment earned rate is a non-GAAP measure we use to evaluate the performance of our net invested assets that does not correspond to GAAP net investment income. Net investment earned rate is computed as the income from our net invested assets divided by the average net invested assets, excluding the impacts of our investment in Apollo, for the relevant period. To enhance the ability to analyze these measures across periods, interim periods are annualized. The adjustments to arrive at our net investment earned rate add (a) alternative investment gains and losses, (b) gains and losses related to trading securities for CLOs, (c) net VIE impacts (revenues, expenses and noncontrolling interest), (d) forward points gains and losses on foreign exchange derivative hedges and (e) the change in fair value of reinsurance assets, and removes the proportionate share of the ACRA net investment income associated with the ACRA noncontrolling interest as well as the gain or loss on our investment in Apollo. We include the income and assets supporting our change in fair value of reinsurance assets by evaluating the underlying investments of the funds withheld at interest receivables and we include the net investment income from those underlying investments which does not correspond to the GAAP presentation of change in fair value of reinsurance assets. We exclude the income and assets supporting business that we have exited through ceded reinsurance including funds withheld agreements. We believe the adjustments for reinsurance provide a net investment earned rate on the assets for which we have economic exposure.
    • Cost of funds includes liability costs related to cost of crediting on both deferred annuities and institutional products as well as other liability costs, but does not include the proportionate share of the ACRA cost of funds associated with the noncontrolling interest. Cost of funds is computed as the total liability costs divided by the average net invested assets, excluding our investment in Apollo, for the relevant period. To enhance the ability to analyze these measures across periods, interim periods are annualized.
      • Cost of crediting includes the costs for both deferred annuities and institutional products. Cost of crediting on deferred annuities is the interest credited to the policyholders on our fixed strategies as well as the option costs on the indexed annuity strategies. With respect to FIAs, the cost of providing index credits includes the expenses incurred to fund the annual index credits, and where applicable, minimum guaranteed interest credited. Cost of crediting on institutional products is comprised of PRT costs including interest credited, benefit payments and other reserve changes, net of premiums received when issued, as well as funding agreement costs including the interest payments and other reserve changes. Cost of crediting is computed as the cost of crediting for deferred annuities and institutional products divided by the average net invested assets, excluding the investment in Apollo, for the relevant periods. Cost of crediting on deferred annuities is computed as the net interest credited on fixed strategies and option costs on indexed annuity strategies divided by the average net account value of our deferred annuities. Cost of crediting on institutional products is computed as the PRT and funding agreement costs divided by the average net institutional reserve liabilities. Our average net invested assets, excluding our investment in Apollo, net account values and net institutional reserve liabilities are averaged over the number of quarters in the relevant period to obtain our associated cost of crediting for such period. To enhance the ability to analyze these measures across periods, interim periods are annualized.
      • Other liability costs include DAC, DSI and VOBA amortization, change in rider reserves, the cost of liabilities on products other than deferred annuities and institutional products, excise taxes, premiums, product charges and other revenues. We believe a measure like other liability costs is useful in analyzing the trends of our core business operations and profitability. While we believe other liability costs is a meaningful financial metric and enhances our understanding of the underlying profitability drivers of our business, it should not be used as a substitute for total benefits and expenses presented under GAAP.

    Net investment earned rate, cost of funds, net investment spread and investment margin on deferred annuities are non-GAAP measures we use to evaluate the profitability of our business. We believe these metrics are useful in analyzing the trends of our business operations, profitability and pricing discipline. While we believe each of these metrics are meaningful financial metrics and enhance our understanding of the underlying profitability drivers of our business, they should not be used as a substitute for net investment income, interest sensitive contract benefits or total benefits and expenses presented under GAAP.

    Operating expenses excludes integration, restructuring and other non-operating expenses, stock compensation expense, interest expense and policy acquisition expenses. We believe a measure like operating expenses is useful in analyzing the trends of our core business operations and profitability. While we believe operating expenses is a meaningful financial metric and enhances our understanding of the underlying profitability drivers of our business, it should not be used as a substitute for policy and other operating expenses presented under GAAP.

    In managing our business, we analyze net invested assets, which does not correspond to total investments, including investments in related parties, as disclosed in our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto. Net invested assets represents the investments that directly back our net reserve liabilities as well as surplus assets. Net invested assets, excluding our investment in Apollo, is used in the computation of net investment earned rate, which allows us to analyze the profitability of our investment portfolio. Net invested assets includes (a) total investments on the consolidated balance sheets with AFS securities at cost or amortized cost, excluding derivatives, (b) cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash, (c) investments in related parties, (d) accrued investment income, (e) VIE assets, liabilities and noncontrolling interest adjustments, (f) net investment payables and receivables, (g) policy loans ceded (which offset the direct policy loans in total investments) and (h) an allowance for credit losses. Net invested assets also excludes assets associated with funds withheld liabilities related to business exited through reinsurance agreements and derivative collateral (offsetting the related cash positions). We include the underlying investments supporting our assumed funds withheld and modco agreements in our net invested assets calculation in order to match the assets with the income received. We believe the adjustments for reinsurance provide a view of the assets for which we have economic exposure. Net invested assets includes our proportionate share of ACRA investments, based on our economic ownership, but does not include the proportionate share of investments associated with the noncontrolling interest. Net invested assets also includes our investment in Apollo. Our net invested assets, excluding our investment in Apollo, are averaged over the number of quarters in the relevant period to compute our net investment earned rate for such period. While we believe net invested assets is a meaningful financial metric and enhances our understanding of the underlying drivers of our investment portfolio, it should not be used as a substitute for total investments, including related parties, presented under GAAP.

    Sales statistics do not correspond to revenues under GAAP but are used as relevant measures to understand our business performance as it relates to deposits generated during a specific period of time. Our sales statistics include deposits for fixed rate annuities and FIAs and align with the LIMRA definition of all money paid into an individual annuity, including money paid into new contracts with initial purchase occurring in the specified period and existing contracts with initial purchase occurring prior to the specified period (excluding internal transfers). While we believe sales is a meaningful metric and enhances our understanding of our business performance, it should not be used as a substitute for premiums presented under GAAP.

    Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains, and certain oral statements made by Athene’s representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, such statements. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Athene’s management and the management of Athene’s subsidiaries. Generally, forward-looking statements include actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are often identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “might,” or “continues” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements within this press release include, but are not limited to, discussions related to the issuance and exchange of common equity interests of Athene and Apollo and the results to be derived therefrom; potential inclusion of Athene’s common shares in certain specified indices; the future outcome of Athene’s capital allocation determinations; and future financial performance. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to differ include, without limitation: Athene’s failure to recognize the benefits expected to be derived from the transaction with Apollo; failure to achieve the benefits expected to be derived from the ACRA capital raise; the accuracy of Athene’s assumptions and estimates; Athene’s ability to maintain or improve financial strength ratings; Athene’s ability to manage its business in a highly regulated industry; regulatory changes or actions; the impact of Athene’s reinsurers failing to meet their assumed obligations; the impact of interest rate fluctuations; changes in the federal income tax laws and regulations; the accuracy of Athene’s interpretation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; litigation (including class action litigation), enforcement investigations or regulatory scrutiny; the performance of third parties; the loss of key personnel; telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems failures; the continued availability of capital; new accounting rules or changes to existing accounting rules; general economic conditions; Athene’s ability to protect its intellectual property; the ability to maintain or obtain approval of the Delaware Department of Insurance, the Iowa Insurance Division and other regulatory authorities as required for Athene’s operations; and other factors discussed from time to time in Athene’s filings with the SEC, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, its current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2020 and its other SEC filings, which can be found at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov.

    All forward-looking statements described herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized. Athene does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.

    Athene Holding Ltd.

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited, in millions)

     

     

    December 31,

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Assets

     

     

     

     

    Investments

     

     

     

     

    Available-for-sale securities, at fair value

     

    $

    71,374

     

    $

    65,671

     

    Trading securities, at fair value

     

    2,070

     

    1,979

     

    Equity securities, at fair value

     

    247

     

    206

     

    Mortgage loans, net of allowances

     

    14,306

     

    14,395

     

    Investment funds

     

    750

     

    740

     

    Policy loans

     

    417

     

    403

     

    Funds withheld at interest

     

    15,181

     

    13,716

     

    Derivative assets

     

    2,888

     

    1,610

     

    Short-term investments

     

    596

     

    583

     

    Other investments

     

    158

     

    172

     

    Total investments

     

    107,987

     

    99,475

     

    Cash and cash equivalents

     

    4,240

     

    5,419

     

    Restricted cash

     

    402

     

    564

     

    Investments in related parties

     

     

     

     

    Available-for-sale securities, at fair value

     

    3,804

     

    3,546

     

    Trading securities, at fair value

     

    785

     

    718

     

    Equity securities, at fair value

     

    64

     

    49

     

    Mortgage loans, net of allowances

     

    653

     

    623

     

    Investment funds

     

    3,550

     

    4,631

     

    Funds withheld at interest

     

    13,220

     

    12,452

     

    Other investments, net of allowances

     

    487

     

    475

     

    Accrued investment income

     

    807

     

    802

     

    Reinsurance recoverable

     

    4,863

     

    5,087

     

    Deferred acquisition costs, deferred sales inducements and value of business acquired

     

    5,008

     

    6,392

     

    Other assets

     

    1,005

     

    1,946

     

    Total assets

     

    $

    146,875

     

    $

    142,179

     

    (Continued)

    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited, in millions)

     

     

    December 31,

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Liabilities

     

     

     

     

    Interest sensitive contract liabilities

     

    $

    102,745

     

    $

    101,911

     

    Future policy benefits

     

    23,330

     

    23,741

     

    Other policy claims and benefits

     

    138

     

    145

     

    Dividends payable to policyholders

     

    113

     

    112

     

    Short-term debt

     

    475

     

    400

     

    Long-term debt

     

    992

     

    986

     

    Derivative liabilities

     

    97

     

    222

     

    Payables for collateral on derivatives and securities to repurchase

     

    3,255

     

    2,883

     

    Funds withheld liability

     

    408

     

    396

     

    Other liabilities

     

    1,181

     

    853

     

    Total liabilities

     

    132,734

     

    131,649

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Equity

     

     

     

     

    Preferred stock

     

     

     

    Common stock

     

     

     

    Additional paid-in capital

     

    4,171

     

    5,501

     

    Retained earnings

     

    6,939

     

    5,613

     

    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     

    2,281

     

    (1,174

    )

    Total Athene Holding Ltd. shareholders’ equity

     

    13,391

     

    9,940

     

    Noncontrolling interests

     

    750

     

    590

     

    Total equity

     

    14,141

     

    10,530

     

    Total liabilities and equity

     

    $

    146,875

     

    $

    142,179

     

    (Concluded)

    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) (unaudited, in millions)

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Revenue

     

     

     

     

    Premiums

     

    $

    2,000

     

     

    $

    1,140

     

    Product charges

     

    125

     

     

    140

     

    Net investment income

     

    1,082

     

     

    745

     

    Investment related gains (losses)

     

    1,776

     

     

    (3,572

    )

    Other revenues

     

    12

     

     

    (2

    )

    Total revenues

     

    4,995

     

     

    (1,549

    )

    Benefits and Expenses

     

     

     

     

    Interest sensitive contract benefits

     

    1,516

     

     

    (1,319

    )

    Amortization of DSI

     

    5

     

     

    10

     

    Future policy and other policy benefits

     

    2,329

     

     

    1,356

     

    Amortization of DAC and VOBA

     

    231

     

     

    (413

    )

    Dividends to policyholders

     

    9

     

     

    11

     

    Policy and other operating expenses

     

    165

     

     

    188

     

    Total benefits and expenses

     

    4,255

     

     

    (167

    )

    Income (loss) before income taxes

     

    740

     

     

    (1,382

    )

    Income tax expense (benefit)

     

    32

     

     

    (166

    )

    Net income (loss)

     

    708

     

     

    (1,216

    )

    Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

     

     

     

    (169

    )

    Net income (loss) attributable to Athene Holding Ltd. shareholders

     

    708

     

     

    (1,047

    )

    Less: Preferred stock dividends

     

     

     

    18

     

    Net income (loss) available to Athene Holding Ltd. common shareholders

     

    $

    708

     

     

    $

    (1,065

    )

    Non-GAAP Measure Reconciliations

    The reconciliation of net income (loss) available to Athene Holding Ltd. common shareholders to adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders excluding notable items is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Net income (loss) available to Athene Holding Ltd. common shareholders

     

    $

    708

     

     

    $

    (1,065

    )

    Less: Total non-operating adjustments

     

    421

     

     

    (957

    )

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders

     

    287

     

     

    (108

    )

    Notable items

     

     

     

    43

     

    Adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders excluding notable items

     

    $

    287

     

     

    $

    (65

    )

     

     

     

     

     

    Retirement Services adjusted operating income available to common shareholders

     

    $

    286

     

     

    $

    204

     

    Rider reserve and DAC equity market performance

     

     

     

    50

     

    Tax impact of notable items

     

     

     

    (7

    )

    Retirement Services notable items

     

     

     

    43

     

    Retirement Services adjusted operating income available to common shareholders excluding notable items

     

    286

     

     

    247

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Corporate and Other adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders

     

    1

     

     

    (312

    )

    Consolidated adjusted operating income (loss) available to common shareholders excluding notable items

     

    $

    287

     

     

    $

    (65

    )

    The reconciliation of basic earnings (loss) per Class A common share to adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Basic earnings (loss) per share – Class A common shares

     

    $

    3.65

     

     

    $

    (5.81

    )

    Non-operating adjustments

     

     

     

     

    Investment gains (losses), net of offsets

     

    2.38

     

     

    (6.27

    )

    Change in fair values of derivatives and embedded derivatives – FIAs, net of offsets

     

    (0.14

    )

     

    0.36

     

    Integration, restructuring and other non-operating expenses

     

    (0.01

    )

     

    (0.03

    )

    Stock compensation expense

     

    (0.01

    )

     

    (0.05

    )

    Income tax (expense) benefit – non-operating

     

    (0.03

    )

     

    0.72

     

    Less: Total non-operating adjustments

     

    2.19

     

     

    (5.27

    )

    Less: Effect of items convertible to or settled in Class A common shares

     

    (0.04

    )

     

    0.06

     

    Adjusted operating earnings (loss) per common share

     

    $

    1.50

     

     

    $

    (0.60

    )

    The reconciliation of basic weighted average Class A common shares to weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating, is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Basic weighted average common shares outstanding – Class A

     

    161.3

     

     

    161.4

     

    Conversion of Class B common shares to Class A common shares

     

    25.4

     

     

    16.9

     

    Conversion of Class M common shares to Class A common shares

     

    5.1

     

     

    3.2

     

    Effect of other stock compensation plans

     

    0.4

     

     

     

    Weighted average common shares outstanding – adjusted operating

     

    192.2

     

     

    181.5

     

    The reconciliation of AHL shareholders’ equity to adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity included in adjusted book value per common share, adjusted debt to capital ratio, and adjusted operating ROE is as follows:

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Total AHL shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    10,117

     

     

    $

    9,940

     

    Less: Preferred stock

     

     

     

    1,172

     

    Total AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    10,117

     

     

    8,768

     

    Less: AOCI

     

    706

     

     

    (1,174

    )

    Less: Accumulated change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    309

     

     

    (155

    )

    Total adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    9,102

     

     

    $

    10,097

     

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    8,201

     

     

    $

    8,002

     

    Corporate and Other

     

    901

     

     

    2,095

     

    Total adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    9,102

     

     

    $

    10,097

     

    The reconciliation of average AHL shareholders’ equity to average adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity included in adjusted operating ROE is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Average AHL shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    9,197

     

     

    $

    11,666

     

    Less: Average preferred stock

     

     

     

    1,172

     

    Less: Average AOCI

     

    117

     

     

    554

     

    Less: Average accumulated change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    117

     

     

    169

     

    Average adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    8,963

     

     

    $

    9,771

     

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    8,004

     

     

    $

    7,722

     

    Corporate and Other

     

    959

     

     

    2,049

     

    Average adjusted AHL common shareholders’ equity

     

    $

    8,963

     

     

    $

    9,771

     

    The reconciliation of basic Class A common shares outstanding to adjusted operating common shares outstanding is as follows:

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Class A common shares outstanding

     

    161.3

     

     

    193.9

     

    Conversion of Class B common shares to Class A common shares

     

    25.4

     

     

     

    Conversion of Class M common shares to Class A common shares

     

    5.0

     

     

     

    Effect of other stock compensation plans

     

    0.7

     

     

    3.8

     

    Adjusted operating common shares outstanding

     

    192.4

     

     

    197.7

     

    The reconciliation of book value per common share to adjusted book value per common share is as follows:

     

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Book value per common share

     

    $

    52.12

     

     

    $

    51.28

     

    Preferred stock

     

     

     

    (6.04

    )

    AOCI

     

    (3.64

    )

     

    6.06

     

    Accumulated change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    (1.59

    )

     

    0.80

     

    Effect of items convertible to or settled in Class A common shares

     

    0.41

     

     

    (1.03

    )

    Adjusted book value per common share

     

    $

    47.30

     

     

    $

    51.07

     

    The reconciliation of debt to capital ratio to adjusted debt to capital ratio is as follows:

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions, except percentages)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Total debt

     

    $

    991

     

     

    $

    1,386

     

    Total AHL shareholders’ equity

     

    10,117

     

     

    9,940

     

    Total capitalization

     

    11,108

     

     

    11,326

     

    Less: AOCI

     

    706

     

     

    (1,174

    )

    Less: Accumulated change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    309

     

     

    (155

    )

    Total adjusted capitalization

     

    $

    10,093

     

     

    $

    12,655

     

    Debt to capital ratio

     

    8.9

    %

     

    12.2

    %

    AOCI

     

    0.6

    %

     

    (1.1

    )%

    Accumulated change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    0.3

    %

     

    (0.1

    )%

    Adjusted debt to capital ratio

     

    9.8

    %

     

    11.0

    %

    The reconciliation of net investment income to net investment earnings and earned rate is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    (In millions)

     

    Dollar

     

    Rate

     

    Dollar

     

    Rate

    GAAP net investment income

     

    $

    1,082

     

     

    3.85

    %

     

    $

    745

     

     

    2.51

    %

    Change in fair value of reinsurance assets

     

    132

     

     

    0.47

    %

     

    270

     

     

    0.90

    %

    Alternative income gain (loss)

     

    (5

    )

     

    (0.02

    )%

     

    (101

    )

     

    (0.34

    )%

    ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

    %

     

    (72

    )

     

    (0.24

    )%

    Apollo investment (income) loss

     

     

     

    %

     

    297

     

     

    1.00

    %

    Held for trading amortization and other

     

    (6

    )

     

    (0.02

    )%

     

    12

     

     

    0.04

    %

    Total adjustments to arrive at net investment earnings/earned rate

     

    121

     

     

    0.43

    %

     

    406

     

     

    1.36

    %

    Total net investment earnings/earned rate

     

    $

    1,203

     

     

    4.28

    %

     

    $

    1,151

     

     

    3.87

    %

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    1,171

     

     

    4.21

    %

     

    $

    1,184

     

     

    4.04

    %

    Corporate and Other

     

    32

     

     

    13.19

    %

     

    (33

    )

     

    (8.14

    )%

    Total net investment earnings/earned rate

     

    $

    1,203

     

     

    4.28

    %

     

    $

    1,151

     

     

    3.87

    %

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    111,443

     

     

     

     

    $

    117,295

     

     

     

    Corporate and Other ex. Apollo investment

     

    959

     

     

     

     

    1,624

     

     

     

    Consolidated average net invested assets ex. Apollo investment

     

    $

    112,402

     

     

     

     

    $

    118,919

     

     

     

    The reconciliation of interest sensitive contract benefits to Retirement Services’ cost of crediting, and the respective rates, is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

     

     

    2019

     

    2020

    (In millions)

     

    Dollar

     

    Rate

     

    Dollar

     

    Rate

    GAAP interest sensitive contract benefits

     

    $

    1,516

     

     

    5.44

    %

     

    $

    (1,319

    )

     

    (4.50

    )%

    Interest credited other than deferred annuities and institutional products

     

    55

     

     

    0.20

    %

     

    63

     

     

    0.21

    %

    FIA option costs

     

    278

     

     

    1.00

    %

     

    266

     

     

    0.91

    %

    Product charges (strategy fees)

     

    (28

    )

     

    (0.10

    )%

     

    (32

    )

     

    (0.11

    )%

    Reinsurance embedded derivative impacts

     

    15

     

     

    0.05

    %

     

    14

     

     

    0.05

    %

    Change in fair values of embedded derivatives – FIAs

     

    (1,311

    )

     

    (4.70

    )%

     

    1,504

     

     

    5.13

    %

    Negative VOBA amortization

     

    12

     

     

    0.04

    %

     

    7

     

     

    0.02

    %

    ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

    %

     

    38

     

     

    0.13

    %

    Other changes in interest sensitive contract liabilities

     

    (2

    )

     

    (0.01

    )%

     

    (1

    )

     

    %

    Total adjustments to arrive at cost of crediting

     

    (981

    )

     

    (3.52

    )%

     

    1,859

     

     

    6.34

    %

    Retirement Services cost of crediting

     

    $

    535

     

     

    1.92

    %

     

    $

    540

     

     

    1.84

    %

    Retirement Services cost of crediting on deferred annuities

     

    $

    444

     

     

    1.98

    %

     

    $

    422

     

     

    1.91

    %

    Retirement Services cost of crediting on institutional products

     

    91

     

     

    3.69

    %

     

    118

     

     

    3.31

    %

    Retirement Services cost of crediting

     

    $

    535

     

     

    1.92

    %

     

    $

    540

     

     

    1.84

    %

    Retirement Services average net invested assets

     

    $

    111,443

     

     

     

     

    $

    117,295

     

     

     

    Average net account value on deferred annuities

     

    89,809

     

     

     

     

    88,119

     

     

     

    Average institutional net reserve liabilities

     

    9,809

     

     

     

     

    14,250

     

     

     

    The reconciliation of benefits and expenses to other liability costs is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    GAAP benefits and expenses

     

    $

    4,255

     

     

    $

    (167

    )

    Premiums

     

    (2,000

    )

     

    (1,140

    )

    Product charges

     

    (125

    )

     

    (140

    )

    Other revenues

     

    (12

    )

     

    2

     

    Cost of crediting

     

    (242

    )

     

    (259

    )

    Change in fair value of embedded derivatives – FIA, net of offsets

     

    (1,260

    )

     

    1,456

     

    DAC, DSI and VOBA amortization related to investment gains and losses

     

    (173

    )

     

    425

     

    Rider reserves

     

    (28

    )

     

    76

     

    Policy and other operating expenses, excluding policy acquisition expenses

     

    (103

    )

     

    (117

    )

    AmerUs closed block fair value liability

     

    (53

    )

     

    45

     

    ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

    165

     

    Other

     

    1

     

     

    (4

    )

    Total adjustments to arrive at other liability costs

     

    (3,995

    )

     

    509

     

    Other liability costs

     

    $

    260

     

     

    $

    342

     

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    260

     

     

    $

    342

     

    Corporate and Other

     

     

     

     

    Consolidated other liability costs

     

    $

    260

     

     

    $

    342

     

    The reconciliation of policy and other expenses to operating expenses is as follows:

     

     

    Three months ended

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Policy and other operating expenses

     

    $

    165

     

     

    $

    188

     

    Interest expense

     

    (17

    )

     

    (20

    )

    Policy acquisition expenses, net of deferrals

     

    (62

    )

     

    (71

    )

    Integration, restructuring and other non-operating expenses

     

    (1

    )

     

    (4

    )

    Stock compensation expenses

     

    (3

    )

     

    (10

    )

    ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

    (4

    )

    Total adjustments to arrive at operating expenses

     

    (83

    )

     

    (109

    )

    Operating expenses

     

    $

    82

     

     

    $

    79

     

    Retirement Services

     

    $

    62

     

     

    $

    68

     

    Corporate and Other

     

    20

     

     

    11

     

    Consolidated operating expenses

     

    $

    82

     

     

    $

    79

     

    The reconciliation of total investments, including related parties, to net invested assets is as follows:

     

     

    March 31,

    (In millions)

     

    2019

     

    2020

    Total investments, including related parties

     

    $

    116,346

     

     

    $

    121,969

     

    Derivative assets

     

    (1,920

    )

     

    (1,610

    )

    Cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash)

     

    3,518

     

     

    5,983

     

    Accrued investment income

     

    751

     

     

    802

     

    Payables for collateral on derivatives

     

    (1,781

    )

     

    (1,589

    )

    Reinsurance funds withheld and modified coinsurance

     

    (578

    )

     

    355

     

    VIE and VOE assets, liabilities and noncontrolling interest

     

    17

     

     

    23

     

    Unrealized (gains) losses

     

    (1,254

    )

     

    2,292

     

    Ceded policy loans

     

    (283

    )

     

    (229

    )

    Net investment receivables (payables)

     

    (1,045

    )

     

    (238

    )

    Allowance for credit losses

     

     

     

    505

     

    Total adjustments to arrive at gross invested assets

     

    (2,575

    )

     

    6,294

     

    Gross invested assets

     

    113,771

     

     

    128,263

     

    ACRA noncontrolling interest

     

     

     

    (7,063

    )

    Net invested assets

     

    $

    113,771

     

     

    $

    121,200

     

     

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    Originally Posted at Business Wire on May 8, 2020 by Athene Holding, Ltd..

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