Marsh McLennan Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

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GAAP Revenue Increases 9%; Underlying Revenue Rises 9% Growth in GAAP Operating Income of 12% and Adjusted Operating Income of 11% First Quarter GAAP EPS Rises 14% to $2.82 and Adjusted EPS Increases 14% to $2.89

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

John Doyle, President and CEO, said: "We had a terrific start to the year, reflecting continued momentum across our business. For the quarter, we generated 9% underlying revenue growth, 14% adjusted EPS growth, and 80 basis points of margin expansion. With this strong start, we are well positioned for another good year in 2024."

"I am proud of our colleagues' dedication as they focus on helping our clients thrive in a complex and dynamic environment."

Consolidated Results

Consolidated revenue in the first quarter of 2024 was $6.5 billion, an increase of 9% compared with the first quarter of 2023. On an underlying basis, revenue increased 9%. Operating income rose 12% to $1.9 billion. Adjusted operating income, which excludes noteworthy items as presented in the attached supplemental schedules, rose 11% to $2.0 billion. Net income attributable to the Company was $1.4 billion. Earnings per share increased 14% to $2.82. Adjusted earnings per share increased 14% to $2.89.

Risk & Insurance Services

Risk & Insurance Services revenue was $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 9% on both a GAAP and underlying basis. Operating income increased 12% to $1.6 billion, while adjusted operating income increased 11% to $1.6 billion.

Marsh's revenue in the first quarter of 2024 was $3.0 billion, an increase of 9%, or 8% on an underlying basis. In U.S./Canada, underlying revenue rose 8%. International operations produced underlying revenue growth of 8%, reflecting 9% growth in EMEA, 8% growth in Latin America, and 6% growth in Asia Pacific.

Guy Carpenter's revenue in the first quarter was $1.1 billion, an increase of 7%, or 8% on an underlying basis.

Consulting

Consulting revenue was $2.2 billion in the first quarter of 2024, an increase of 9% on both a GAAP and underlying basis. Operating income increased 5% to $432 million, while adjusted operating income increased 9% to $444 million.

Mercer's revenue in the first quarter was $1.4 billion, an increase of 6% on both a GAAP and underlying basis. Health revenue of $538 million increased 10% on an underlying basis. Wealth revenue of $672 million increased 5% on an underlying basis. Career revenue of $215 million increased 1% on an underlying basis.

Oliver Wyman’s revenue in the first quarter of 2024 was $789 million, an increase of 13% on an underlying basis.

Other Items

The Company repurchased 1.5 million shares of stock for $300 million in the first quarter of 2024.

In the first quarter of 2024, the Company issued $1 billion of senior notes and repaid $1 billion of senior notes that matured.

In February, Oliver Wyman completed the acquisition of SeaTec Consulting, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and digital expertise across the aviation, aerospace and defense, and transportation industries.

In March, Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) completed the acquisition of Querbes & Nelson and Louisiana Companies, two leading middle-market agencies in Louisiana, and Mercer completed the acquisition of Vanguard's U.S. Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss first quarter 2024 results will be held today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The live audio webcast may be accessed at marshmclennan.com. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the event. The webcast is listen-only. Those interested in participating in the question-and-answer session may register here to receive the dial-in numbers and unique PIN to access the call.

About Marsh McLennan

Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company’s more than 85,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue of $23 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and well being for a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit marshmclennan.com, or follow us on LinkedIn and X.

INFORMATION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which express management's current views concerning future events or results, use words like "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project" and similar terms, and future or conditional tense verbs like "could," "may," "might," "should," "will" and "would".

Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect our future results include, among other things:

  • the impact of geopolitical or macroeconomic conditions on us, our clients and the countries and industries in which we operate, including from multiple major wars, escalating conflict throughout the Middle East and rising tension in the South China Sea, slower GDP growth or recession, lower interest rates, capital markets volatility and inflation;
  • the increasing prevalence of ransomware, supply chain and other forms of cyber attacks, and their potential to disrupt our operations, or the operations of our third party vendors, and result in the disclosure of confidential client or company information;
  • the impact from lawsuits or investigations arising from errors and omissions, breaches of fiduciary duty or other claims against us in our capacity as a broker or investment advisor, including claims related to our investment business’ ability to execute timely trades;
  • the financial and operational impact of complying with laws and regulations, including domestic and international sanctions regimes, anti-corruption laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Anti Bribery Act and cybersecurity, data privacy and artificial intelligence regulations;
  • our ability to attract, retain and develop industry leading talent;
  • our ability to compete effectively and adapt to competitive pressures in each of our businesses, including from disintermediation as well as technological change, digital disruption and other types of innovation such as artificial intelligence;
  • our ability to manage potential conflicts of interest, including where our services to a client conflict, or are perceived to conflict, with the interests of another client or our own interests;
  • the impact of changes in tax laws, guidance and interpretations, such as the implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development international tax framework, or the increasing number of disagreements with and challenges by tax authorities in the current global tax environment; and
  • the regulatory, contractual and reputational risks that arise based on insurance placement activities and insurer revenue streams.

The factors identified above are not exhaustive. Marsh McLennan and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") operate in a dynamic business environment in which new risks emerge frequently. Accordingly, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to us and speak only as of the dates on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it is made.

Further information concerning the Company, including information about factors that could materially affect our results of operations and financial condition, is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section and the "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

     

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

Revenue

 

$

6,473

 

 

$

5,924

 

Expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

 

3,470

 

 

 

3,207

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,078

 

 

 

991

 

Operating expenses

 

 

4,548

 

 

 

4,198

 

Operating income

 

 

1,925

 

 

 

1,726

 

Other net benefit credits

 

 

67

 

 

 

58

 

Interest income

 

 

37

 

 

 

14

 

Interest expense

 

 

(159

)

 

 

(136

)

Investment income

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

1,871

 

 

 

1,664

 

Income tax expense

 

 

447

 

 

 

412

 

Net income before non-controlling interests

 

 

1,424

 

 

 

1,252

 

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

 

24

 

 

 

17

 

Net income attributable to the Company

 

$

1,400

 

 

$

1,235

 

Net income per share attributable to the Company:

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

$

2.84

 

 

$

2.50

 

- Diluted

 

$

2.82

 

 

$

2.47

 

Average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic

 

 

492

 

 

 

495

 

- Diluted

 

 

497

 

 

 

500

 

Shares outstanding at March 31

 

 

493

 

 

 

495

 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Supplemental Information - Revenue Analysis Three Months Ended March 31 (Millions) (Unaudited)

The Company advises clients in over 130 countries. As a result, foreign exchange rate movements may impact period over period comparisons of revenue. Similarly, certain other items such as acquisitions and dispositions, including transfers among businesses, may impact period over period comparisons of revenue. Non-GAAP underlying revenue measures the change in revenue from one period to the next by isolating these impacts.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Components of Revenue Change*

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

% Change GAAP Revenue*

 

Currency Impact

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact**

 

Non-GAAP Underlying Revenue

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

Risk and Insurance Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh

 

$

3,003

 

 

$

2,744

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

8

%

Guy Carpenter

 

 

1,148

 

 

 

1,071

 

 

7

%

 

 

 

(1

)%

 

8

%

Subtotal

 

 

4,151

 

 

 

3,815

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

8

%

Fiduciary interest income

 

 

122

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Risk and Insurance Services

 

 

4,273

 

 

 

3,906

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

9

%

Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercer (a)

 

 

1,425

 

 

 

1,344

 

 

6

%

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

6

%

Oliver Wyman Group

 

 

789

 

 

 

687

 

 

15

%

 

1

%

 

1

%

 

13

%

Total Consulting

 

 

2,214

 

 

 

2,031

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

9

%

Corporate Eliminations

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue

 

$

6,473

 

 

$

5,924

 

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

9

%

Revenue Details

The following table provides more detailed revenue information for certain of the components presented above:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Components of Revenue Change*

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

% Change GAAP Revenue*

 

Currency Impact

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact**

 

Non-GAAP Underlying Revenue

 

 

2024

 

2023

 

Marsh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

$

1,025

 

$

932

 

10

%

 

1

%

 

 

 

9

%

Asia Pacific

 

 

336

 

 

312

 

8

%

 

(4

)%

 

6

%

 

6

%

Latin America

 

 

125

 

 

115

 

8

%

 

(3

)%

 

3

%

 

8

%

Total International

 

 

1,486

 

 

1,359

 

9

%

 

 

 

2

%

 

8

%

U.S./Canada

 

 

1,517

 

 

1,385

 

10

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

8

%

Total Marsh

 

$

3,003

 

$

2,744

 

9

%

 

 

 

1

%

 

8

%

Mercer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth (a)

 

$

672

 

$

581

 

16

%

 

 

 

11

%

 

5

%

Health (a)

 

 

538

 

 

545

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

(10

)%

 

10

%

Career

 

 

215

 

 

218

 

(1

)%

 

(2

)%

 

(1

)%

 

1

%

Total Mercer

 

$

1,425

 

$

1,344

 

6

%

 

(1

)%

 

 

 

6

%

(a)

 

Acquisitions, dispositions and other in 2024 includes a net gain of $21 million from the sale of the U.K. pension administration and U.S. health and benefits administration businesses, that comprised of a $66 million gain in Wealth, offset by a $45 million loss in Health.

 

*

 

Rounded to whole percentages. Components of revenue may not add due to rounding.

**

 

Acquisitions, dispositions, and other includes the impact of current and prior year items excluded from the calculation of non-GAAP underlying revenue for comparability purposes. Details on these items are provided in the reconciliation of non-GAAP revenue to GAAP revenue tables included in this release.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures Three Months Ended March 31 (Millions) (Unaudited)

Overview

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (referred to in this release as in accordance with "GAAP" or "reported" results). The Company also refers to and presents certain additional non-GAAP financial measures, within the meaning of Regulation G and item 10(e) Regulation S-K in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These measures are: non-GAAP revenue, adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted operating margin, adjusted income, net of tax and adjusted earnings per share (EPS). The Company has included reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP in the following tables.

The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information that enables investors to better compare the Company’s performance across periods. Management also uses these measures internally to assess the operating performance of its businesses and to decide how to allocate resources. However, investors should not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the financial information that the Company reports in accordance with GAAP. The Company's non-GAAP measures include adjustments that reflect how management views its businesses, and may differ from similarly titled non-GAAP measures presented by other companies.

Adjusted Operating Income (Loss) and Adjusted Operating Margin

Adjusted operating income (loss) is calculated by excluding the impact of certain noteworthy items from the Company's GAAP operating income (loss). The following tables identify these noteworthy items and reconcile adjusted operating income (loss) to GAAP operating income (loss), on a consolidated and reportable segment basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023. The following tables also present adjusted operating margin. For the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, adjusted operating margin is calculated by dividing the sum of adjusted operating income and identified intangible asset amortization by consolidated or segment adjusted revenue. The Company's adjusted revenue used in the determination of adjusted operating margin is calculated by excluding the impact of certain noteworthy items from the Company's GAAP revenue.

 

 

Risk & Insurance Services

 

Consulting

 

Corporate/ Eliminations

 

Total

Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

$

1,565

 

 

$

432

 

 

$

(72

)

 

$

1,925

 

Operating margin

 

 

36.6

%

 

 

19.5

%

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

29.7

%

Add (deduct) impact of noteworthy items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring (a)

 

 

22

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

42

 

Changes in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

5

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Acquisition and disposition related costs (b)

 

 

1

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

Disposal of businesses (c)

 

 

 

 

 

(21

)

 

 

 

 

 

(21

)

Operating income adjustments

 

 

28

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

49

 

Adjusted operating income (loss)

 

$

1,593

 

 

$

444

 

 

$

(63

)

 

$

1,974

 

Total identified intangible amortization expense

 

$

79

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

 

 

$

90

 

Adjusted operating margin

 

 

39.1

%

 

 

20.7

%

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

32.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

 

$

1,395

 

 

$

411

 

 

$

(80

)

 

$

1,726

 

Operating margin

 

 

35.7

%

 

 

20.2

%

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

29.1

%

Add (deduct) impact of noteworthy items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring (a)

 

 

32

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

53

 

Changes in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

6

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Acquisition related costs (b)

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

Disposal of businesses (c)

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

JLT legacy legal charges (d)

 

 

 

 

 

(51

)

 

 

 

 

 

(51

)

Operating income adjustments

 

 

38

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

12

 

 

 

45

 

Adjusted operating income (loss)

 

$

1,433

 

 

$

406

 

 

$

(68

)

 

$

1,771

 

Total identified intangible amortization expense

 

$

74

 

 

$

11

 

 

$

 

 

$

85

 

Adjusted operating margin

 

 

38.6

%

 

 

20.3

%

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

31.2

%

(a)

 

Costs primarily include severance and lease exit charges for activities focused on workforce actions, rationalization of technology and functional resources, and reductions in real estate.

(b)

 

Primarily reflects exit costs for the disposition of the Mercer U.K. pension administration and U.S. health and benefits administration businesses in 2024. Prior year reflects integration costs related to the Westpac superannuation fund transaction.

(c)

 

Net gain on sale of the Mercer U.K. pension administration and U.S. health and benefits administration businesses. In 2023, the amount reflects a loss on sale of a small individual financial advisory business in Canada. These amounts are included in revenue in the consolidated statements of income and excluded from non-GAAP revenue and adjusted revenue used in the calculation of adjusted operating margin.

(d)

 

Insurance and indemnity recoveries for a legacy JLT E&O matter relating to suitability of advice provided to individuals for defined benefit pension transfers in the U.K.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures Three Months Ended March 31 (In millions, except per share data) (Unaudited)

Adjusted income, net of tax is calculated as the Company's GAAP income from continuing operations, adjusted to reflect the after tax impact of the operating income adjustments in the preceding tables and the additional items listed below. Adjusted EPS is calculated by dividing the Company’s adjusted income, net of tax, by the average number of shares outstanding-diluted for the relevant period. The following tables reconcile adjusted income, net of tax to GAAP income from continuing operations and adjusted EPS to GAAP EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023.

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2024

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2023

 

 

Amount

 

Adjusted EPS

 

Amount

 

Adjusted EPS

Net income before non-controlling interests, as reported

 

 

 

$

1,424

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,252

 

 

Less: Non-controlling interest, net of tax

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

Subtotal

 

 

 

$

1,400

 

$

2.82

 

 

 

$

1,235

 

$

2.47

Operating income adjustments

 

$

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

45

 

 

 

 

 

Investments adjustment

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Pension settlement

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax effect of adjustments (a)

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

 

31

 

 

0.06

Adjusted income, net of tax

 

 

 

$

1,438

 

$

2.89

 

 

 

$

1,266

 

$

2.53

(a)

 

For items with an income tax impact, the tax effect was calculated using an effective tax rate based on the tax jurisdiction for each item.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Supplemental Information

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

$

3,470

 

$

3,207

Other operating expenses

 

 

1,078

 

 

991

Total expenses

 

$

4,548

 

$

4,198

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

99

 

$

84

Identified intangible amortization expense

 

 

90

 

 

85

Total

 

$

189

 

$

169

 

 

 

 

 

Risk and Insurance Services

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits (a)

 

$

2,118

 

$

1,931

Other operating expenses (a)

 

 

590

 

 

580

Total expenses

 

$

2,708

 

$

2,511

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

46

 

$

37

Identified intangible amortization expense

 

 

79

 

 

74

Total

 

$

125

 

$

111

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits (a)

 

$

1,314

 

$

1,235

Other operating expenses (a)

 

 

468

 

 

385

Total expenses

 

$

1,782

 

$

1,620

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

$

37

 

$

21

Identified intangible amortization expense

 

 

11

 

 

11

Total

 

$

48

 

$

32

(a)

 

The Company reclassified certain prior period amounts between Compensation and benefits and Other operating expenses for each reporting segment for comparability purposes. The reclassification had no impact on consolidated or reporting segment total expenses.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Millions)

 

 

 

(Unaudited) March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,452

 

$

3,358

Cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity

 

 

11,458

 

 

10,794

Net receivables

 

 

7,216

 

 

6,418

Other current assets

 

 

1,173

 

 

1,178

Total current assets

 

 

21,299

 

 

21,748

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and intangible assets

 

 

19,945

 

 

19,861

Fixed assets, net

 

 

877

 

 

882

Pension related assets

 

 

2,114

 

 

2,051

Right of use assets

 

 

1,494

 

 

1,541

Deferred tax assets

 

 

276

 

 

357

Other assets

 

 

1,567

 

 

1,590

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

47,572

 

$

48,030

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt

 

$

1,169

 

$

1,619

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

3,379

 

 

3,403

Accrued compensation and employee benefits

 

 

1,539

 

 

3,346

Current lease liabilities

 

 

310

 

 

312

Accrued income taxes

 

 

456

 

 

321

Dividends payable

 

 

349

 

 

Fiduciary liabilities

 

 

11,458

 

 

10,794

Total current liabilities

 

 

18,660

 

 

19,795

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

12,300

 

 

11,844

Pension, post-retirement and post-employment benefits

 

 

747

 

 

779

Long-term lease liabilities

 

 

1,600

 

 

1,661

Liabilities for errors and omissions

 

 

324

 

 

314

Other liabilities

 

 

1,319

 

 

1,267

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

 

12,622

 

 

12,370

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

$

47,572

 

$

48,030

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Millions) (Unaudited)

     

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

Operating cash flows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income before non-controlling interests

 

$

1,424

 

 

$

1,252

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

189

 

 

 

169

 

Non-cash lease expense

 

 

67

 

 

 

73

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

 

103

 

 

 

99

 

Net (gain) loss on investments, disposition of assets and other

 

 

(28

)

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued compensation and employee benefits

 

 

(1,779

)

 

 

(1,670

)

Provision for taxes, net of payments and refunds

 

 

209

 

 

 

189

 

Net receivables

 

 

(742

)

 

 

(775

)

Other changes to assets and liabilities

 

 

(59

)

 

 

(29

)

Contributions to pension and other benefit plans in excess of current year credit

 

 

(88

)

 

 

(75

)

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(77

)

 

 

(79

)

Net cash used by operations

 

 

(781

)

 

 

(819

)

Financing cash flows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of treasury shares

 

 

(300

)

 

 

(300

)

Borrowings from term-loan and credit facilities

 

 

 

 

 

250

 

Net proceeds from issuance of commercial paper

 

 

50

 

 

 

594

 

Proceeds from issuance of debt

 

 

989

 

 

 

589

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(1,004

)

 

 

(4

)

Net issuance of common stock from treasury shares

 

 

(56

)

 

 

(94

)

Net distributions of non-controlling interests and deferred/contingent consideration

 

 

(19

)

 

 

(14

)

Dividends paid

 

 

(354

)

 

 

(296

)

Change in fiduciary liabilities

 

 

829

 

 

 

48

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

135

 

 

 

773

 

Investing cash flows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

 

(87

)

 

 

(84

)

Purchases of long term investments and other

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(1

)

Sales of long term investments

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Dispositions

 

 

26

 

 

 

(20

)

Acquisitions, net of cash and cash held in a fiduciary capacity acquired

 

 

(301

)

 

 

(263

)

Net cash used for investing activities

 

 

(368

)

 

 

(368

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity

 

 

(228

)

 

 

152

 

Decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity

 

 

(1,242

)

 

 

(262

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity at beginning of period

 

 

14,152

 

 

 

12,102

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity at end of period

 

$

12,910

 

 

$

11,840

 

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity to the Consolidated Balance Sheets

Balance at March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

(In millions)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,452

 

$

1,006

Cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity

 

 

11,458

 

 

10,834

Total cash, cash equivalents, and cash and cash equivalents held in a fiduciary capacity

 

$

12,910

 

$

11,840

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures Three Months Ended March 31 (Millions) (Unaudited)

Non-GAAP revenue isolates the impact of foreign exchange rate movements and certain transaction-related items from the current period GAAP revenue. The non-GAAP revenue measure is presented on a constant currency basis, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations. The Company isolates the impact of foreign exchange rate movements period over period, by translating the current period foreign currency GAAP revenue into U.S. Dollars based on the difference in the current and corresponding prior period exchange rates. Similarly, certain other items such as acquisitions and dispositions, including transfers among businesses, may impact period over period comparisons of revenue and are consistently excluded from current and prior period GAAP revenues for comparability purposes. Percentage changes, referred to as non-GAAP underlying revenue, are calculated by dividing the period over period change in non-GAAP revenue by the prior period non-GAAP revenue.

The following table provides the reconciliation of GAAP revenue to non-GAAP revenue:

 

 

2024

 

2023

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

GAAP Revenue

 

Currency Impact

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact

 

Non-GAAP Revenue

 

GAAP Revenue

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact

 

Non-GAAP Revenue

Risk and Insurance Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh

 

$

3,003

 

 

$

6

 

 

$

(39

)

 

$

2,970

 

 

$

2,744

 

 

$

 

 

$

2,744

 

Guy Carpenter

 

 

1,148

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(3

)

 

 

1,143

 

 

 

1,071

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

1,059

 

Subtotal

 

 

4,151

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

(42

)

 

 

4,113

 

 

 

3,815

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

3,803

 

Fiduciary interest income

 

 

122

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

121

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

 

Total Risk and Insurance Services

 

 

4,273

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

(43

)

 

 

4,234

 

 

 

3,906

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

3,894

 

Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercer (a)

 

 

1,425

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

(28

)

 

 

1,405

 

 

 

1,344

 

 

 

(24

)

 

 

1,320

 

Oliver Wyman Group

 

 

789

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(10

)

 

 

775

 

 

 

687

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

686

 

Total Consulting

 

 

2,214

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

(38

)

 

 

2,180

 

 

 

2,031

 

 

 

(25

)

 

 

2,006

 

Corporate Eliminations

 

 

(14

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14

)

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

Total Revenue

 

$

6,473

 

 

$

8

 

 

$

(81

)

 

$

6,400

 

 

$

5,924

 

 

$

(37

)

 

$

5,887

 

Revenue Details

The following table provides more detailed revenue information for certain of the components presented above:

 

 

2024

 

2023

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

GAAP Revenue

 

Currency Impact

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact

 

Non-GAAP Revenue

 

GAAP Revenue

 

Acquisitions/ Dispositions/ Other Impact

 

Non-GAAP Revenue

Marsh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

 

$

1,025

 

$

(10

)

 

$

(1

)

 

$

1,014

 

$

932

 

$

 

 

$

932

Asia Pacific

 

 

336

 

 

13

 

 

 

(19

)

 

 

330

 

 

312

 

 

 

 

 

312

Latin America

 

 

125

 

 

3

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

124

 

 

115

 

 

 

 

 

115

Total International

 

 

1,486

 

 

6

 

 

 

(24

)

 

 

1,468

 

 

1,359

 

 

 

 

 

1,359

U.S./Canada

 

 

1,517

 

 

 

 

 

(15

)

 

 

1,502

 

 

1,385

 

 

 

 

 

1,385

Total Marsh

 

$

3,003

 

$

6

 

 

$

(39

)

 

$

2,970

 

$

2,744

 

$

 

 

$

2,744

Mercer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth (a)

 

$

672

 

$

2

 

 

$

(62

)

 

$

612

 

$

581

 

$

1

 

 

$

582

Health (a)

 

 

538

 

 

2

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

572

 

 

545

 

 

(25

)

 

 

520

Career

 

 

215

 

 

4

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

221

 

 

218

 

 

 

 

 

218

Total Mercer

 

$

1,425

 

$

8

 

 

$

(28

)

 

$

1,405

 

$

1,344

 

$

(24

)

 

$

1,320

(a)

 

Acquisitions, dispositions and other in 2024 includes a net gain of $21 million from the sale of the U.K. pension administration and U.S. health and benefits administration businesses, that comprised of a $66 million gain in Wealth, offset by a $45 million loss in Health.

 

Media: Erick R. Gustafson Marsh McLennan +1 202 263 7788 erick.gustafson@mmc.com

Investors: Sarah DeWitt Marsh McLennan +1 212 345 6750 sarah.dewitt@mmc.com

Source: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

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