Big Moment Looks Overdone: Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFG)

Non-GAAP operating profits for third quarter 2019 of $345.3 M, contrast to $481.2 M for 3rd quarter 2018. Non-GAAP operating revenues per diluted share of $1.23 for third quarter 2019 contrast to $1.67 for third quarter 2018.

Net incomeattributable to PFG for 3rd quarter 2019 of $277.1 M, contrast to $456.3 M for 3rd quarter 2018. Earnings per diluted share of $0.98 for 3rd quarter 2019 contrast to $1.59 in the previous year quarter. Third quarter earnings includes a $74.0 M after-tax loss, or $0.26 per diluted share, related to an impairment of an equity technique financial investment.

As noted in Exhibit 1, 3rd quarter 2019 earnings reflected the results of the important variances, including the yearly actuarial presumption review, which minimized earnings by $36.5 M, or $0.13 per diluted share.
As a reminder, third quarter 2018 net earnings benefited $112.8 M, or $0.40 per diluted share, from the essential variations detailed in Exhibit 1.

The stock revealed a move of -0.31% away from 50 day moving average and 1.49% away from 200 day moving average. Moving more detailed, we can see that shares have been trading -0.20% off 20-day moving average.

Principal Financial Group ® (PFG) recently reported results for third quarter 2019.

Third quarter 2019 non-GAAP operating incomes showed the following important differences from predictable as kept in mind in Exhibit 1:

Quarterly regular stock dividend of $0.55 per share for fourth quarter 2019 was authorized by the businesss Board of Directors, bringing the routing twelve-month dividend to $2.18 per share, a 4 percent boost contrast to the previous year trailing twelve-month period. The dividend will be payable on Dec. 27, 2019, to investors of record since Dec. 3, 2019.

After not including the crucial variances noted in Exhibit 1, non-GAAP operating profits minimized 10 percent over the strong previous year quarter.

Outcomes of the annual actuarial presumption reviewreduced non-GAAP operating revenues by $32.9 M, or $0.12 per diluted share;
$ 8.4 M, or $0.03 per diluted share, oftransition and integration expenses from our current acquisition of the Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & & Trust (IRT) organisation; and
A net benefit of $7.0 M, or $0.03 per diluted share, from greater than foreseeable encaje efficiency and lower than foreseeable inflation, both in Latin America.

” At $345M in the third quarter, and $1.5 B over the routing twelve months, Principal continues to deliver strong non-GAAP operating profits, in spite of continuous cost pressures and macroeconomic headwinds,” stated Dan Houston, ceo, chairman and president. “Principal likewise provided $6.9 B of net capital in the 3rd quarter, our greatest lead to 3 years, with favorable net money circulation for each of our possession management and accumulation areas.”

” Our acquisition of Wells Fargos Institutional Retirement & & Trust company closed July 1st, and combination is advancing according to strategy,” included Houston. “As foreseeable, were already seeing a variety of advantages emerge from the offer. In addition to the acquisition, weve returned $627M to investors through common stock dividends and share repurchases, bringing released capital to over $1.8 B through 9 months.”

Other 3rd quarter highlights

Acquisition includes defined contribution, defined benefit, executive deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans, intuitional trust and custody and institutional asset advisory companies.
Acquired properties under administration (AUA) of $876.2 B since the end of third quarter.

Principal closed the acquisition of the Wells Fargo IRT business on July 1.

Strong Morningstar investment performance2; 81 percent of fund level AUM had a 4- or 5-star score. 49 percent of Principals financial investment optionsabove typical on a 1 year basis, 75 percent on a three-year basis, and 78 percent on a five-year basis.
Retirement and Income Solutions (RIS) – Fee sales were $3.7 B and net capital was $1.1 B, showing a 10 percent increase in recurring deposits from the previous year quarter. Paired with strong possession gratitude, end of duration account worths increased $14.1 B, or 6 percent contrast to a year earlier, to $252.3 B.
RIS-Spread account worths were $49.6 B, an 11 percent increase over the previous year quarter. Third quarter sales were $3.1 B, including a record $1.3 B of pension threat transfer sales.
Principal Global Investors (PGI) AUM was a record $441.9 B, consisting of positive net cash circulation of $2.9 B. Pre-tax return on operating revenues less pass-through expenses3was 37.4 percent.
Principal International (PI) created net capital of $1.6 B, led by Brazil and Hong Kong, marking its 44thconsecutive quarter of favorable net cash flow. In addition, China had $2.8 B of positive net capital, which is not consisted of in stated net capital.
Specialty Benefits premium and fees4increased 7 percent contrast to the year ago quarter driven by strong retention, sales and in-group growth.
Individual Life sales increased 29 percent over the year ago quarter with over 60 percent of sales from business market.
Continued strong capital position as we deployed $201.7 M of capital in third quarter 2019, consisting of:

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The USA based business Principal Financial Group, Inc. moved with modification of -0.15% to $55 with the total traded volume of 910616 shares in current session versus to a typical volume of 1078.43 K. The stock was observed in the 5 days activity at -3.12%. The one month efficiency of stock was -3.75%. PFGs shares are at -5.24% for the quarter and driving a 19.62% return throughout the past year and is now at 24.52% considering that this point in 2018. Today the stock beta is 1.54. The average volatility for the week and month was at 2.05% and 2.02% respectively. There are 278.8 M shares outstanding and 277.97 M shares are drifted in market.

$ 153.0 M of regular stock dividends with the $0.55 per share ordinary dividend paid in the third quarter;
$ 43.7 M to repurchase 0.8 M shares of common stock; and
$ 5.0 M to a minority financial investment.

The stock revealed a move of -0.31% away from 50 day moving average and 1.49% away from 200 day moving average. Net incomeattributable to PFG for 3rd quarter 2019 of $277.1 M, contrast to $456.3 M for 3rd quarter 2018. Net income per diluted share of $0.98 for third quarter 2019 contrast to $1.59 in the previous year quarter. 3rd quarter net income includes a $74.0 M after-tax loss, or $0.26 per diluted share, related to an impairment of an equity approach financial investment.

The average volatility for the week and month was at 2.05% and 2.02% respectively.

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