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IGM Financial Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Thursday, November 08, 2012

IGM Financial Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings15:50 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2012) -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 2012.Operating earnings available to common shareholders for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $186.9 million or 73 cents per share compared to operating earnings available to common shareholders, excluding other items1, of $213.0 million or 82 cents per share in 2011.Net earnings available to common shareholders for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $186.9 million or 73 cents per share compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $244.0 million or 94 cents per share for the comparative period in 2011.Operating earnings available to common shareholders, excluding other items2, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $565.6 million or $2.21 per share compared to operating earnings available to common shareholders, excluding other items1, of $637.0 million or $2.46 per share in 2011.Net earnings available to common shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $559.2 million or $2.18 per share compared to net earnings available to common shareholders of $670.0 million or $2.58 per share in 2011.Revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $634.1 million compared to $673.8 million a year ago. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $1.94 billion compared to $2.08 billion a year ago. Expenses were $394.4 million for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $397.7 million a year ago and $1.22 billion for the nine month period compared to $1.24 billion in 2011.Total assets under management at September 30, 2012 were $119.3 billion. This compared with total assets under management of $116.7 billion at September 30, 2011.Shareholders' equity at September 30, 2012 was $4.5 billion compared to $4.4 billion at September 30, 2011. Return on average common equity based on operating earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was 17.4% compared to 20.2% for the comparative period in 2011. Investors Group Operations "The Consultant network continued to grow in the quarter. Consultants with at least four years of Investors Group experience increased to 2,744 and the total number of Consultants grew to 4,543," said Murray J. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Group Inc. "In the context of fulfilling overall financial planning needs, year to date insurance sales increased over 2011 by 9%, and year to date mortgage originations increased over 2011 by 52%."Mutual fund sales for the third quarter of 2012 were $1.22 billion compared to $1.29 billion in the prior year, and mutual fund net redemptions for the third quarter were $314 million compared to net redemptions of $162 million a year ago.Mutual fund sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $4.36 billion compared to $4.74 billion in the prior year, and mutual fund net redemptions were $463 million compared to net sales of $197 million a year ago.The twelve month trailing redemption rate (excluding money market funds) was 9.7% at September 30, 2012, compared to 9.4% at June 30, 2012.Mutual fund assets under management at September 30, 2012 were $59.6 billion compared to $56.5 billion at September 30, 2011. Mackenzie Operations Total sales for the third quarter of 2012 were $2.45 billion compared to $2.05 billion in the prior year. Total net redemptions for the third quarter were $1.01 billion compared to total net redemptions of $1.20 billion a year ago.Total sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $7.13 billion compared to $8.22 billion in the prior year. Total net redemptions were $3.23 billion compared to total net redemptions of $1.25 billion a year ago."Investment performance of our mutual fund family remained strong, with 61% of our funds ranked in the first or second quartile of their respective asset categories over the one year period ended September 30, 2012," said Charles R. Sims, FCA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Financial Corporation.Mackenzie's total assets under management at September 30, 2012 were $61.0 billion compared with total assets under management of $60.9 billion at September 30, 2011. Mutual fund assets under management at September 30, 2012 were $39.7 billion compared to $38.5 billion a year ago. Dividends The Board of Directors has declared a dividend of 53.75 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 and the preferred share dividend are payable on January 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012. 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 for the purposes of assisting 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 and 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.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 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 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 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 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; andOther 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 non-IFRS financial measures are identified include but are not limited to "operating earnings available to common shareholders", "operating earnings per share", "operating return on average common equity" and other similar expressions. Non-IFRS financial measures are used to provide management and investors with additional measures to assess earnings performance. However, non-IFRS financial measures do not have standard meanings prescribed by IFRS and are not directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Please refer to the attached Financial Highlights for the appropriate reconciliations of these non-IFRS financial measures to measures prescribed by IFRS.Terms by which additional IFRS measures are identified include "earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations", "net earnings from continuing operations" 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 $120billion in total assets under management as of October 31, 2012. 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 2012 will be held Friday November 9, 2012 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 1-866-226-1792 or 416-340-2216.1Other items for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 consisted of net earnings from discontinued operations of $31.0 million and $33.0 million, respectively, related to the sale of M.R.S. Trust Company and M.R.S. Inc. (MRS).2Other items for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 consisted of a non-cash income tax charge of $6.4 million resulting from increases in Ontario corporate income tax rates and their effect on the deferred income tax liability related to indefinite life intangible assets arising from prior business acquisitions.IGM FINANCIAL INC. Consolidated Statements of Earnings(unaudited)Three months endedNine months ended(in thousands of Canadian dollars,September 30September 30except shares and per share amounts)2012201120122011RevenuesManagement fees$431,502$464,649$1,331,657$1,448,551Administration fees83,34785,116252,584260,540Distribution fees75,16080,759240,873253,676Net investment income and other23,90322,37063,07164,096Proportionate share of affiliate's earnings20,15020,86256,57355,953634,062673,7561,944,7582,082,816ExpensesCommission209,758218,504644,861680,833Non-commission161,461156,032501,661482,129Interest23,16323,19868,98679,608394,382397,7341,215,5081,242,570Earnings before income taxes and discontinued operations239,680276,022729,250840,246Income taxes50,54060,775163,406196,595Net earnings from continuing operations189,140215,247565,844643,651Net earnings from discontinued operations-30,995-33,018Net earnings189,140246,242565,844676,669Perpetual preferred share dividends2,2132,2136,6386,638Net earnings available to common shareholders$186,927$244,029$559,206$670,031Average number of common shares(in thousands)- Basic254,516257,807255,636258,461- Diluted254,905258,730256,202259,464Earnings per share (in dollars)Net earnings available to common shareholders from continuing operations- Basic$0.73$0.83$2.19$2.46- Diluted$0.73$0.82$2.18$2.46Net earnings available to common shareholders- Basic$0.73$0.95$2.19$2.59- Diluted$0.73$0.94$2.18$2.58IGM FINANCIAL INC.Financial HighlightsFor the three months endedAs at and for the nine monthsSeptember 30ended September 30(unaudited)20122011Change20122011ChangeEarnings available to common shareholders ($ millions)Operating Earnings (1)$186.9$213.0(12.3)%$565.6$637.0(11.2)%Net Earnings186.9244.0(23.4)559.2670.0(16.5)Diluted earnings per shareOperating Earnings (1)0.730.82(11.0)2.212.46(10.2)Net Earnings0.730.94(22.3)2.182.58(15.5)Return on equityOperating Earnings (1)17.4%20.2%Net Earnings17.2%21.3%Dividends per share0.53750.5375-1.61251.56253.2Total assets under management (2) ($ millions)$119,279$116,7432.2%Investors GroupMutual funds59,59256,5025.5MackenzieMutual funds39,72838,527Sub-advisory, institutional and other accounts21,28022,389Total61,00860,9160.2CounselMutual funds2,9092,6748.8.InvestorsMutual Funds and Institutional Sales ($ millions)GroupMackenzieCounselTotal (3)For the three months ended September 30, 2012Gross sales$1,220$2,448$76$3,122Net sales (redemptions)(314)(1,010)(14)(1,788)For the nine months ended September 30, 2012Gross sales$4,360$7,127$303$10,630Net sales (redemptions)(463)(3,234)(8)(4,303)(1)Non-IFRS Financial Measures:•2012 operating earnings excluded a non-cash income tax charge of $6.4 million recorded in the second quarter resulting from increases in Ontario corporate income tax rates and their effect on the deferred income tax liability related to indefinite life intangible assets arising from prior business acquisitions. There is no expectation that the deferred tax liability will become payable as the Company has no intention of disposing of these assets.•2011 operating earnings excluded net earnings from discontinued operations.(2)Total assets under management excluded $4.2 billion of assets sub-advised by Mackenzie on behalf of Investors Group and Investment Planning Counsel ($3.3 billion at September 30, 2011).(3)Total Gross Sales and Net Sales for the three months ended September 30, 2012 excluded $622 million and $450 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, 2012 excluded $1.2 billion and $598 million respectively in accounts sub-advised by Mackenzie on behalf of Investors Group and Investment Planning Counsel.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: IGM Financial Inc.Ron ArnstMedia Relations(204) 956-3364ron.arnst@igmfinancial.comwww.igmfinancial.com