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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

 

x      Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

 

or

 

o         Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from                 to                

 

Commission File Number 001-11339

 

Protective Life Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

95-2492236

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification Number)

 

2801 Highway 280 South

Birmingham, Alabama 35223

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(205) 268-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated Filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller Reporting Company o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  Yes o  No x

 

Number of shares of Common Stock, $0.50 Par Value, outstanding as of July 24, 2012: 80,049,106

 

 

 



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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2012

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

PART I

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (unaudited):

 

 

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income For The Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

3

 

Consolidated Condensed Statement of Comprehensive Income For The Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

4

 

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011

5

 

Consolidated Condensed Statement of Shareowners’ Equity For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and For The Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

6

 

Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

7

 

Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

8

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

50

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

108

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

109

 

 

 

PART II

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors and Cautionary Factors that may Affect Future Results

110

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

115

Item 6.

Exhibits

116

 

Signature

117

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011(2)

 

2012

 

2011(2)

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiums and policy fees

 

$

711,429

 

$

716,586

 

$

1,407,734

 

$

1,382,929

 

Reinsurance ceded

 

(344,673

)

(364,248

)

(649,231

)

(696,056

)

Net of reinsurance ceded

 

366,756

 

352,338

 

758,503

 

686,873

 

Net investment income

 

456,222

 

448,785

 

918,343

 

892,998

 

Realized investment gains (losses):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivative financial instruments

 

(48,268

)

(34,993

)

(78,177

)

(47,679

)

All other investments

 

65,593

 

58,917

 

101,319

 

63,389

 

Other-than-temporary impairment losses

 

(13,670

)

(15,632

)

(48,090

)

(31,653

)

Portion recognized in other comprehensive income (before taxes)

 

62

 

6,145

 

15,718

 

16,503

 

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

 

(13,608

)

(9,487

)

(32,372

)

(15,150

)

Other income

 

81,480

 

87,224

 

192,740

 

159,433

 

Total revenues

 

908,175

 

902,784

 

1,860,356

 

1,739,864

 

Benefits and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits and settlement expenses, net of reinsurance ceded:
(three months: 2012 - $306,172; 2011 - $357,165;
six months: 2012 - $587,979; 2011 - $670,271)

 

568,522

 

551,553

 

1,158,151

 

1,087,922

 

Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

67,188

 

65,718

 

124,024

 

130,944

 

Other operating expenses, net of reinsurance ceded:
(three months: 2012 - $45,978; 2011 - $48,810;
six months: 2012 - $92,609; 2011 - $94,070)

 

164,778

 

150,674

 

319,915

 

295,445

 

Total benefits and expenses

 

800,488

 

767,945

 

1,602,090

 

1,514,311

 

Income before income tax

 

107,687

 

134,839

 

258,266

 

225,553

 

Income tax expense

 

31,532

 

46,920

 

83,090

 

78,807

 

Net income

 

76,155

 

87,919

 

175,176

 

146,746

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

296

 

 

245

 

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners(1)

 

$

76,155

 

$

87,623

 

$

175,176

 

$

146,501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - basic

 

$

0.93

 

$

1.01

 

$

2.14

 

$

1.69

 

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - diluted

 

$

0.91

 

$

1.00

 

$

2.10

 

$

1.67

 

Cash dividends paid per share

 

$

0.18

 

$

0.16

 

$

0.34

 

$

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding - basic

 

81,639,756

 

86,346,216

 

81,985,649

 

86,474,012

 

Average shares outstanding - diluted

 

83,243,703

 

87,653,731

 

83,583,025

 

87,736,449

 

 


(1) Protective Life Corporation (“PLC”)

(2)Recast from previously reported information

 

See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011(1)

 

2012

 

2011(1)

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Net income

 

$

76,155

 

$

87,919

 

$

175,176

 

$

146,746

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in net unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net of income tax:
(three months: 2012 - $172,798; 2011 - $86,927;
six months: 2012 - $178,106; 2011 - $105,370)

 

320,913

 

161,440

 

330,769

 

195,698

 

Reclassification adjustment for investment amounts included in net income, net of income tax: (three months: 2012 - $(886); 2011 - $(7,271);
six months: 2012 - $(1,335); 2011 - $(10,325))

 

(1,647

)

(13,508

)

(2,480

)

(19,186

)

Change in net unrealized gains (losses) relating to other-than-temporary impaired investments for which a portion has been recognized in earnings, net of income tax: (three months: 2012 - $1,391; 2011 - $(5,444);
six months: 2012 - $2,962; 2011 - $(9,052))

 

2,583

 

(10,111

)

5,500

 

(16,811

)

Change in accumulated (loss) gain - derivatives, net of income tax:
(three months: 2012 - $(2,497); 2011 - $(1,777);
six months: 2012 - $911; 2011 - $1,844)

 

(4,637

)

(3,299

)

1,693

 

3,425

 

Reclassification adjustment for derivative amounts included in net income, net of income tax: (three months: 2012 - $362; 2011 - $238;
six months: 2012 - $61; 2011 - $(123))

 

672

 

443

 

113

 

(228

)

Change in postretirement benefits liability adjustment, net of income tax:
(three months: 2012 - $(728); 2011 - $(451);
six months: 2012 - $(1,456); 2011 - $(902))

 

(1,351

)

(838

)

(2,703

)

(1,676

)

Total other comprehensive income

 

316,533

 

134,127

 

332,892

 

161,222

 

Comprehensive income

 

392,688

 

222,046

 

508,068

 

307,968

 

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(296

)

 

(245

)

Total comprehensive income attributable to Protective Life Corporation

 

$

392,688

 

$

221,750

 

$

508,068

 

$

307,723

 

 


(1)Recast from previously reported information

 

See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

June 30, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed maturities, at fair value (amortized cost: 2012 - $26,450,813; 2011 - $26,137,960)

 

$

28,850,496

 

$

27,983,446

 

Equity securities, at fair value (cost: 2012 - $355,460; 2011 - $345,874)

 

350,503

 

335,232

 

Mortgage loans (includes amounts related to securitizations of: 2012 - $805,575; 2011 - $858,139)

 

5,203,999

 

5,353,481

 

Investment real estate, net of accumulated depreciation (2012 - $1,247; 2011 - $1,547)

 

20,582

 

29,899

 

Policy loans

 

870,775

 

879,819

 

Other long-term investments

 

333,358

 

257,714

 

Short-term investments

 

89,495

 

101,489

 

Total investments

 

35,719,208

 

34,941,080

 

Cash

 

219,877

 

267,298

 

Accrued investment income

 

354,282

 

350,580

 

Accounts and premiums receivable, net of allowance for uncollectible amounts (2012 - $4,033; 2011 - $3,899)

 

111,362

 

84,754

 

Reinsurance receivables

 

5,716,333

 

5,645,471

 

Deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

3,208,319

 

3,248,041

 

Goodwill

 

110,110

 

111,659

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation (2012 - $138,256; 2011 - $134,924)

 

48,307

 

48,578

 

Other assets

 

164,354

 

150,549

 

Income tax receivable

 

62,316

 

50,783

 

Assets related to separate accounts

 

 

 

 

 

Variable annuity

 

7,949,926

 

6,741,959

 

Variable universal life

 

530,630

 

502,617

 

Total assets

 

$

54,195,024

 

$

52,143,369

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Policy liabilities and accruals

 

$

22,467,333

 

$

22,126,774

 

Stable value product account balances

 

2,676,312

 

2,769,510

 

Annuity account balances

 

10,774,666

 

10,946,848

 

Other policyholders’ funds

 

539,364

 

546,516

 

Other liabilities

 

1,157,689

 

1,065,451

 

Mortgage loan backed certificates

 

 

19,755

 

Deferred income taxes

 

1,430,027

 

1,260,629

 

Non-recourse funding obligations

 

297,000

 

407,800

 

Repurchase program borrowings

 

200,000

 

 

Debt

 

1,510,000

 

1,520,000

 

Subordinated debt securities

 

515,593

 

524,743

 

Liabilities related to separate accounts

 

 

 

 

 

Variable annuity

 

7,949,926

 

6,741,959

 

Variable universal life

 

530,630

 

502,617

 

Total liabilities

 

50,048,540

 

48,432,602

 

Commitments and contingencies - Note 9

 

 

 

 

 

Shareowners’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Stock, $1 par value, shares authorized: 4,000,000; Issued: None

 

 

 

Common Stock, $.50 par value, shares authorized: 2012 and 2011 - 160,000,000; shares issued: 2012 and 2011 - 88,776,960

 

44,388

 

44,388

 

Additional paid-in-capital

 

603,045

 

598,106

 

Treasury stock, at cost (2012 - 8,730,702 shares; 2011 - 7,107,765 shares)

 

(157,412

)

(107,740

)

Retained earnings

 

2,338,877

 

2,191,319

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net of income tax: (2012 -$765,903; 2011 - $589,132)

 

1,422,392

 

1,094,103

 

Net unrealized (losses) gains relating to other-than-temporary impaired investments for which a portion has been recognized in earnings, net of income tax: (2012 - $(15,466); 2011 - $(18,428))

 

(28,724

)

(34,224

)

Accumulated loss - derivatives, net of income tax: (2012 - $(3,139); 2011 - $(4,111))

 

(5,828

)

(7,634

)

Postretirement benefits liability adjustment, net of income tax: (2012 -$(37,426); 2011 - $(35,970))

 

(69,504

)

(66,801

)

Total Protective Life Corporation’s shareowners’ equity

 

4,147,234

 

3,711,517

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

(750

)

(750

)

Total equity

 

4,146,484

 

3,710,767

 

Total liabilities and shareowners’ equity

 

$

54,195,024

 

$

52,143,369

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

Corporation’s

 

Non

 

 

 

 

 

Common

 

Paid-In-

 

Treasury

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

shareowners’

 

controlling

 

Total

 

 

 

Stock

 

Capital

 

Stock

 

Earnings

 

Income (Loss)

 

equity

 

Interest

 

Equity

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Balance, December 31, 2011

 

$

44,388

 

$

598,106

 

$

(107,740

)

$

2,191,319

 

$

985,444

 

$

3,711,517

 

$

(750

)

$

3,710,767

 

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99,021

 

 

 

99,021

 

 

99,021

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,359

 

16,359

 

 

16,359

 

Comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115,380

 

 

115,380

 

Cash dividends ($0.16 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13,073

)

 

 

(13,073

)

 

(13,073

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

 

 

 

(25,977

)

 

 

 

 

(25,977

)

 

(25,977

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

(4,176

)

2,139

 

 

 

 

 

(2,037

)

 

(2,037

)

Balance, March 31, 2012

 

$

44,388

 

$

593,930

 

$

(131,578

)

$

2,277,267

 

$

1,001,803

 

$

3,785,810

 

$

(750

)

$

3,785,060

 

Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76,155

 

 

 

76,155

 

 

76,155

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

316,533

 

316,533

 

 

316,533

 

Comprehensive income for the three months ended June 30, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

392,688

 

 

392,688

 

Cash dividends ($0.18 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(14,545

)

 

 

(14,545

)

 

(14,545

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

 

 

 

(26,775

)

 

 

 

 

(26,775

)

 

(26,775

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

9,115

 

941

 

 

 

 

 

10,056

 

 

10,056

 

Balance, June 30, 2012

 

$

44,388

 

$

603,045

 

$

(157,412

)

$

2,338,877

 

$

1,318,336

 

$

4,147,234

 

$

(750

)

$

4,146,484

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

For The

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011(1)

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

175,176

 

$

146,746

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Realized investment losses (gains)

 

9,230

 

(560

)

Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

124,024

 

130,944

 

Capitalization of deferred policy acquisition costs

 

(131,865

)

(213,321

)

Depreciation expense

 

4,527

 

4,478

 

Deferred income tax

 

(32,792

)

51,091

 

Accrued income tax

 

(11,533

)

5,646

 

Interest credited to universal life and investment products

 

485,550

 

490,348

 

Policy fees assessed on universal life and investment products

 

(379,426

)

(343,102

)

Change in reinsurance receivables

 

(70,862

)

(112,485

)

Change in accrued investment income and other receivables

 

4,801

 

(21,578

)

Change in policy liabilities and other policyholders’ funds of traditional life and health products

 

60,603

 

57,235

 

Trading securities:

 

 

 

 

 

Maturities and principal reductions of investments

 

151,362

 

172,470

 

Sale of investments

 

332,332

 

456,232

 

Cost of investments acquired

 

(470,663

)

(498,105

)

Other net change in trading securities

 

32,547

 

2,549

 

Change in other liabilities

 

(115,963

)

(65,216

)

Other income - surplus note repurchase

 

(35,456

)

(30,667

)

Other, net

 

20,119

 

22,130

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

151,711

 

254,835

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Maturities and principal reductions of investments, available-for-sale

 

629,778

 

935,399

 

Sale of investments, available-for-sale

 

1,178,337

 

1,746,847

 

Cost of investments acquired, available-for sale

 

(2,039,344

)

(2,633,559

)

Mortgage loans:

 

 

 

 

 

New lendings

 

(143,721

)

(276,254

)

Repayments

 

288,402

 

245,496

 

Change in investment real estate, net

 

8,892

 

369

 

Change in policy loans, net

 

9,044

 

12,252

 

Change in other long-term investments, net

 

(41,388

)

(76,580

)

Change in short-term investments, net

 

(30,497

)

109,352

 

Net unsettled security transactions

 

59,803

 

187,885

 

Purchase of property and equipment

 

(3,667

)

(6,927

)

Payments for business acquisitions

 

 

(209,609

)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

(84,361

)

34,671

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings under line of credit arrangements and debt

 

342,500

 

10,000

 

Principal payments on line of credit arrangement and debt

 

(361,650

)

(17,000

)

Repayment of non-recourse funding obligations

 

(110,800

)

(94,100

)

Repurchase program borrowings

 

200,000

 

 

Dividends to shareowners

 

(27,618

)

(25,714

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

(52,752

)

(24,893

)

Investment product deposits and change in universal life deposits

 

1,711,087

 

2,101,553

 

Investment product withdrawals

 

(1,809,786

)

(2,060,672

)

Other financing activities, net

 

(5,752

)

(23,895

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(114,771

)

(134,721

)

Change in cash

 

(47,421

)

154,785

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

267,298

 

264,425

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

219,877

 

$

419,210

 

 


(1)Recast from previously reported information

 

See Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements

 

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PROTECTIVE LIFE CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1.             BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements of Protective Life Corporation and subsidiaries (the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring items) necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented. Operating results for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2012, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2012. The year-end consolidated condensed financial data was derived from audited financial statements, after the retrospective application of the matter discussed in Note 5, Deferred Acquisition Costs and Value of Business Acquired, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the Form 8-K filed on May 14, 2012.

 

The operating results of companies in the insurance industry have historically been subject to significant fluctuations due to changing competition, economic conditions, interest rates, investment performance, insurance ratings, claims, persistency, and other factors.

 

In January of 2012, the Company adopted ASU No. 2010-26 which changed how the Company accounts for its deferred acquisition costs.  See Note 2, Summary of Significant Policies and Note 5, Deferred Acquisition Costs and Value of Business Acquired.

 

Reclassifications and Accounting Changes

 

Certain reclassifications have been made in the previously reported financial statements and accompanying notes to make the prior year amounts comparable to those of the current year. Such reclassifications had no effect on previously reported net income or shareowners’ equity. Current and prior period operating income results within the Annuities segment have been updated to reflect the revised definition of operating income (loss) as it relates to embedded derivatives on our variable annuity contracts and the related hedging activities. This change did not impact its comparable GAAP measure income before income tax. See Note 16, Operating Segments and Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Results of Operations for additional information.

 

In January of 2012, the Company adopted ASU No. 2010-26 which changed certain previously reported items within the Company’s financial statements and accompanying notes. The changes affected previously reported amounts in the financial statements, Note 3, Significant Acquisitions, Note 5, Deferred Acquisition Costs and Value of Business Acquired, Note 12, Earnings Per Share, Note 13, Income Taxes, and Note 16, Operating Segments.

 

Entities Included

 

The consolidated condensed financial statements include the accounts of Protective Life Corporation and subsidiaries and its affiliate companies in which the Company holds a majority voting or economic interest. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

 

2.             SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Significant Accounting Polices

 

Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs

 

In the first quarter of 2012, the Company adopted ASU No. 2010-26 — Financial Services — Insurance - Accounting for Costs Associated with Acquiring or Renewing Insurance Contracts. The objective of this Update is

 

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to address diversity in practice regarding the interpretation of which costs relating to the acquisition of new or renewal insurance contracts qualify for deferral. This Update prescribes that certain incremental direct costs of successful initial or renewal contract acquisitions may be deferred. It defines incremental direct costs as those costs that result directly from and are essential to the contract transaction and would not have been incurred by the insurance entity had the contract transaction not occurred. This Update also clarifies the definition of the types of incurred costs that may be capitalized and the accounting and recognition treatment of advertising, research, and other administrative costs related to the acquisition of insurance contracts.

 

The incremental direct costs associated with successfully acquired insurance policies, are deferred to the extent such costs are deemed recoverable from future profits. Such costs include commissions and other costs of acquiring traditional life and health insurance, credit insurance, universal life insurance, and investment products. Deferred acquisition costs (“DAC”) is subject to recoverability testing at the end of each accounting period. Traditional life and health insurance acquisition costs are amortized over the premium-payment period of the related policies in proportion to the ratio of annual premium income to the present value of the total anticipated premium income. Credit insurance acquisition costs are being amortized in proportion to earned premium. Acquisition costs for universal life and investment products are amortized over the lives of the policies in relation to the present value of estimated gross profits before amortization.

 

Based on the Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC” or “Codification”) Financial Services-Insurance Topic, the Company makes certain assumptions regarding the mortality, persistency, expenses, and interest rates the Company expects to experience in future periods. These assumptions are to be best estimates and are periodically updated whenever actual experience and/or expectations for the future change from that assumed. Additionally, using guidance from ASC Investments-Debt and Equity Securities Topic, these costs have been adjusted by an amount equal to the amortization that would have been recorded if unrealized gains or losses on investments associated with our universal life and investment products had been realized. Acquisition costs for stable value contracts are amortized over the term of the contracts using the effective yield method.

 

Accounting Pronouncements Recently Adopted

 

Accounting Standard Update (“ASU” or “Update”) No. 2010-26 — Financial Services — Insurance - Accounting for Costs Associated with Acquiring or Renewing Insurance Contracts. The objective of this Update is to address diversity in practice regarding the interpretation of which costs relating to the acquisition of new or renewal insurance contracts qualify for deferral. This Update prescribes that certain incremental direct costs of successful initial or renewal contract acquisitions may be deferred. It defines incremental direct costs as those costs that result directly from and are essential to the contract transaction and would not have been incurred by the insurance entity had the contract transaction not occurred. This Update also clarifies the definition of the types of incurred costs that may be capitalized and the accounting and recognition treatment of advertising, research, and other administrative costs related to the acquisition of insurance contracts. This Update was effective for the Company on January 1, 2012. The Company retrospectively adopted this Update, which resulted in a reduction in its deferred acquisition cost asset as well as a decrease in the amortization associated with those previously deferred costs. There was also a reduction in the level of costs the Company defers. For additional information on the effect this Update had on the Company, see Note 5, Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs and Value of Business Acquired.

 

ASU No. 2011-03 — Transfers and Servicing - Reconsideration of Effective Control for Repurchase Agreements. This Update amends the assessment of effective control for repurchase agreements to remove 1) the criterion requiring the transferor to have the ability to repurchase or redeem the financial assets on substantially the agreed terms, even in the event of default by the transferee, and 2) the collateral maintenance implementation guidance related to the criterion. The Board determined that these criterion should not be a determining factor of effective control. This Update was effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after December 15, 2011. For the Company, the Update was applied to all repurchase agreements beginning January 1, 2012. The Company has modified its policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the updated guidance. There was no impact to the Company’s results of operations or financial position as a result of this adoption.

 

ASU No. 2011-04 — Fair Value Measurement - Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. The amendments in this Update result in common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements in GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRSs”). The intent of this Update was not to change the application of the requirements in Topic 820. Some of the amendments clarify the intent regarding the application of existing fair value measurement requirements. The Update expanded requirements for disclosing information about fair value measurements. These changes were effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company has

 

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included the required additional disclosures in Note 14, Fair Value of Financial Instruments, and has modified its policies and processes to ensure compliance with the updated guidance.

 

ASU No. 2011-05 — Comprehensive Income — Presentation of Comprehensive Income. In this Update, a company has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in 1) a single continuous statement of comprehensive income, or 2) in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, a company is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. The Company has implemented the two-statement report format outlined in ASU No. 2011-05 beginning in the first quarter of 2012. The amendments in this Update do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income, or the timing of its subsequent reclassification to net income. This Update was effective January 1, 2012.

 

Commensurate with the effective date of ASU No. 2011-05, the requirement to present reclassifications from other comprehensive income on the face of the income statement, was deferred indefinitely by ASU No. 2011-12 — Comprehensive Income — Deferral of the Effective for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05.

 

Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

 

ASU No. 2011-11 — Balance Sheet — Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. This Update contains new disclosure requirements regarding the nature of an entity’s rights of offset and related arrangements associated with its financial and derivative instruments. The new disclosures are designed to make financial statements that are prepared under GAAP more comparable to those prepared under IFRSs. Generally, it is more difficult to qualify for offsetting under IFRSs than it is under GAAP. As a result, entities with significant financial instrument and derivative portfolios that report under IFRSs typically present positions on their balance sheets that are significantly larger than those of entities with similarly sized portfolios whose financial statements are prepared in accordance with GAAP. To facilitate comparison between financial statements prepared under GAAP and IFRSs, the new disclosures will give financial statement users information about both gross and net exposures. This Update is effective January 1, 2013. This Update will not have an impact on the Company’s results of operations or financial position.

 

ASU No. 2012-02 — Intangibles-Goodwill and Other — Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. This Update is intended to reduce the complexity and cost of performing an impairment test for indefinite-lived intangible assets by allowing an entity the option to make a qualitative evaluation about the likelihood of impairment prior to the quantitative calculation required by current guidance. Under the amendments to Topic 350, an entity has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the quantitative impairment test. If an entity determines it is not more likely than not that impairment exists, quantitative impairment testing is not required. However, if an entity concludes otherwise, the impairment test outlined in current guidance is required to be completed. The Update does not change the current requirement that indefinite-lived intangible assets be reviewed for impairment at least annually.

 

This Update is effective January 1, 2013. The Company is currently assessing the impact of this Update on its accounting and reporting processes.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

For a full description of significant accounting policies, see Note 2 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the Form 8-K filed on May 14, 2012. There were no significant changes to the Company’s accounting policies during the six months ended June 30, 2012, except as noted above. See Note 5, Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs and Value of Business Acquired for additional information on the accounting policies.

 

3.             SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS

 

On April 29, 2011, Protective Life Insurance Company (“PLICO”) closed a previously announced reinsurance transaction with Liberty Life Insurance Company (“Liberty Life”) under the terms of which PLICO reinsured substantially all of the life and health business of Liberty Life. The transaction closed in conjunction with Athene Holding Ltd’s acquisition of Liberty Life from an affiliate of Royal Bank of Canada. The capital invested by

 

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PLICO in the transaction at closing was $321 million, including a $225 million ceding commission. In conjunction with the closing, PLICO invested $40 million in a surplus note issued by Athene Life Re. The Company accounted for this transaction in a manner consistent with the purchase method of accounting as required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) guidance under the ASC Business Combinations topic. This guidance requires that the total consideration paid be allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values at the transaction date.

 

The following (unaudited) pro forma condensed consolidated results of operations assumes that the aforementioned transaction with Liberty Life was completed as of January 1, 2010:

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2011

 

June 30, 2011

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Revenue

 

$

923,426

 

$

1,822,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

88,265

 

$

147,538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPS - basic

 

$

1.02

 

$

1.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPS - diluted

 

$

1.01

 

$

1.68

 

 

4.             INVESTMENT OPERATIONS

 

Net realized investment gains (losses) for all other investments are summarized as follows:

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Fixed maturities

 

$

15,994

 

$

30,196

 

$

36,040

 

$

35,491

 

Equity securities

 

148

 

70

 

148

 

9,170

 

Impairments on fixed maturity securities

 

(13,608

)

(9,487

)

(32,372

)

(15,150

)

Modco trading portfolio

 

56,063

 

33,603

 

74,162

 

27,954

 

Other investments

 

(6,612

)

(4,952

)

(9,031

)

(9,226

)

Total realized gains (losses) - investments

 

$

51,985

 

$

49,430

 

$

68,947

 

$

48,239

 

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, gross realized gains on investments available-for-sale (fixed maturities, equity securities, and short-term investments) were $16.2 million and $39.4 million and gross realized losses were $13.6 million and $35.4 million, including $13.5 million and $32.2 million of impairment losses, respectively.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, gross realized gains on investments available-for-sale (fixed maturities, equity securities, and short-term investments) were $31.8 million and $46.4 million and gross realized losses were $10.8 million and $16.6 million, including $9.2 million and $14.8 million of impairment losses, respectively. The $9.2 million and $14.8 million excludes $0.3 million and $0.4 million of impairment losses in the trading portfolio, respectively.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company sold securities in an unrealized gain position with a fair value (proceeds) of $411.8 million and $900.1 million, respectively. The gain realized on the sale of these securities was $16.2 million and $39.4 million, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company sold securities in an unrealized gain position with a fair value (proceeds) of $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively. The gain realized on the sale of these securities was $31.8 million and $46.4 million, respectively.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company sold securities in an unrealized loss position with a fair value (proceeds) of $0.3 million and $17.5 million, respectively. The losses realized on the sale of these securities were $0.1 million and $3.2 million, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company sold securities in an unrealized loss position with a fair value (proceeds) of $142.9 million and

 

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$162.9 million, respectively. The losses realized on the sale of these securities were $1.6 million and $1.8 million, respectively.

 

Certain European countries have experienced varying degrees of financial stress. Risks from the continued debt crisis in Europe could continue to disrupt the financial markets which could have a detrimental impact on global economic conditions and on sovereign and non-sovereign obligations. There remains considerable uncertainty as to future developments in the European debt crisis and the impact on financial markets. The chart shown below includes the Company’s non-sovereign fair value exposures in these countries as of June 30, 2012. As of June 30, 2012, the Company had no unfunded exposure and had no direct sovereign fair value exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Gross

 

 

 

Non-sovereign Debt

 

Funded

 

Financial Instrument and Country

 

Financial

 

Non-financial

 

Exposure

 

 

 

(Dollars In Millions)

 

Securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

$

320.9

 

$

391.2

 

$

712.1

 

Switzerland

 

124.0

 

205.2

 

329.2

 

France

 

99.2

 

86.8

 

186.0

 

Sweden

 

158.3

 

 

158.3

 

Netherlands

 

94.5

 

87.2

 

181.7

 

Spain

 

39.2

 

90.7

 

129.9

 

Belgium

 

 

89.6

 

89.6

 

Germany

 

25.7

 

58.5

 

84.2

 

Ireland

 

5.6

 

83.7

 

89.3

 

Luxembourg

 

 

56.9

 

56.9

 

Italy

 

 

41.6

 

41.6

 

Norway

 

 

14.1

 

14.1

 

Total securities

 

867.4

 

1,205.5

 

2,072.9

 

Derivatives:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

17.0

 

 

17.0

 

Switzerland

 

0.2

 

 

0.2

 

Total derivatives

 

17.2

 

 

17.2

 

 

 

$

884.6

 

$

1,205.5

 

$

2,090.1

 

 

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The amortized cost and fair value of the Company’s investments classified as available-for-sale as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Gross

 

Gross

 

 

 

Total OTTI

 

 

 

Amortized

 

Unrealized

 

Unrealized

 

Fair

 

Recognized

 

 

 

Cost

 

Gains

 

Losses

 

Value

 

in OCI(1)

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed maturities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage-backed securities

 

$

2,089,458

 

$

94,822

 

$

(57,036

)

$

2,127,244

 

$

(30,802

)

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

 

710,487

 

36,657

 

(1,313

)

745,831

 

 

Other asset-backed securities

 

1,008,490

 

6,817

 

(93,563

)

921,744

 

(8,307

)

U.S. government-related securities

 

1,240,975

 

77,755

 

 

1,318,730

 

 

Other government-related securities

 

101,521

 

6,792

 

(137

)

108,176

 

 

States, municipals, and political subdivisions

 

1,158,705

 

237,455

 

(9

)

1,396,151

 

 

Corporate bonds

 

17,117,558

 

2,212,443

 

(121,000

)

19,209,001

 

(5,081

)

 

 

23,427,194

 

2,672,741

 

(273,058

)

25,826,877

 

(44,190

)

Equity securities

 

337,281

 

7,732

 

(12,689

)

332,324

 

 

Short-term investments

 

46,093

 

 

 

46,093

 

 

 

 

$

23,810,568

 

$

2,680,473

 

$

(285,747

)

$

26,205,294

 

$

(44,190

)

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed maturities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential mortgage-backed securities

 

$

2,345,578

 

$

82,594

 

$

(86,042

)

$

2,342,130

 

$

(47,806

)

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

 

531,322

 

24,466

 

(4,229

)

551,559

 

 

Other asset-backed securities

 

997,398

 

6,529

 

(90,898

)

913,029

 

(6,559

)

U.S. government-related securities

 

1,150,525

 

65,212

 

(58

)

1,215,679

 

 

Other government-related securities

 

88,058

 

4,959

 

 

93,017

 

 

States, municipals, and political subdivisions

 

1,154,374

 

173,408

 

 

1,327,782

 

 

Corporate bonds

 

16,910,738

 

1,920,142

 

(250,595

)

18,580,285

 

1,787

 

 

 

23,177,993

 

2,277,310

 

(431,822

)

25,023,481

 

(52,578

)

Equity securities

 

328,833

 

5,993

 

(16,635

)

318,191

 

(74

)

Short-term investments

 

15,649

 

 

 

15,649

 

 

 

 

$

23,522,475

 

$

2,283,303

 

$

(448,457

)

$

25,357,321

 

$

(52,652

)

 


(1) These amounts are included in the gross unrealized gains and gross unrealized losses column above.

 

As of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, the Company had an additional $3.0 billion and $3.0 billion of fixed maturities, $18.2 million and $17.0 million of equity securities, and $43.4 million and $85.8 million of short-term investments classified as trading securities.

 

The amortized cost and fair value of available-for-sale fixed maturities as of June 30, 2012, by expected maturity, are shown below. Expected maturities of securities without a single maturity date are allocated based on estimated rates of prepayment that may differ from actual rates of prepayment.

 

 

 

Amortized

 

Fair

 

 

 

Cost

 

Value

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Due in one year or less

 

$

469,501

 

$

474,255

 

Due after one year through five years

 

4,762,290

 

5,080,431

 

Due after five years through ten years

 

5,735,422

 

6,259,568

 

Due after ten years

 

12,459,981

 

14,012,623

 

 

 

$

23,427,194

 

$

25,826,877

 

 

Each quarter the Company reviews investments with unrealized losses and tests for other-than-temporary impairments. The Company analyzes various factors to determine if any specific other-than-temporary asset impairments exist. These include, but are not limited to: 1) actions taken by rating agencies, 2) default by the issuer, 3) the significance of the decline, 4) an assessment of the Company’s intent to sell the security (including a more likely than not assessment of whether the Company will be required to sell the security) before recovering the security’s amortized cost, 5) the time period during which the decline has occurred, 6) an economic analysis of the issuer’s industry, and 7) the financial strength, liquidity, and recoverability of the issuer. Management performs a security by security review each quarter in evaluating the need for any other-than-temporary impairments. Although no set formula is used in this process, the investment performance, collateral position, and continued viability of the

 

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issuer are significant measures considered, and in some cases, an analysis regarding the Company’s expectations for recovery of the security’s entire amortized cost basis through the receipt of future cash flows is performed. Once a determination has been made that a specific other-than-temporary impairment exists, the security’s basis is adjusted and an other-than-temporary impairment is recognized. Equity securities that are other-than-temporarily impaired are written down to fair value with a realized loss recognized in earnings. Other-than-temporary impairments to debt securities that the Company does not intend to sell and does not expect to be required to sell before recovering the security’s amortized cost are written down to discounted expected future cash flows (“post impairment cost”) and credit losses are recorded in earnings. The difference between the securities’ discounted expected future cash flows and the fair value of the securities is recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) as a non-credit portion of the recognized other-than-temporary impairment. When calculating the post impairment cost for residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”), commercial mortgage-backed securities (“CMBS”), and other asset-backed securities (collectively referred to as asset-backed securities or “ABS”), the Company considers all known market data related to cash flows to estimate future cash flows. When calculating the post impairment cost for corporate debt securities, the Company considers all contractual cash flows to estimate expected future cash flows. To calculate the post impairment cost, the expected future cash flows are discounted at the original purchase yield. Debt securities that the Company intends to sell or expects to be required to sell before recovery are written down to fair value with the change recognized in earnings.

 

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recorded pre-tax other-than-temporary impairments of investments of $13.7 million and $48.1 million, respectively. Of the $13.7 million of impairments for the three months ended June 30, 2012, $13.6 million was recorded in earnings and $0.1 million was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). Of the $48.1 million of impairments for the six months ended June 30, 2012, $32.4 million was recorded in earnings and $15.7 million was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss).

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, there was $13.7 million and $48.1 million of pre-tax other-than-temporary impairments related to debt securities, respectively, and an immaterial amount of impairments related to equity securities. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, there were no other-than-temporary impairments related to debt securities or equity securities that the Company intended to sell or expected to be required to sell.

 

During the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company recorded other-than-temporary impairments on investments of $15.7 million and $31.7 million, respectively, related to debt securities. Of the $15.7 million of impairments for the three months ended June 30, 2011, $9.5 million was recorded in earnings and $6.2 million was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). Of the $31.7 million of impairments for the six months ended June 30, 2011, $15.2 million was recorded in earnings and $16.5 million was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss).  During this period, there were no other-than-temporary impairments related to debt securities or equity securities that the Company intends to sell or expects to be required to sell.

 

The following chart is a rollforward of available-for-sale credit losses on debt securities held by the Company for which a portion of an other-than-temporary impairment was recognized in other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Beginning balance

 

$

88,352

 

$

40,615

 

$

69,719

 

$

39,427

 

Additions for newly impaired securities

 

3,619

 

5,797

 

19,473

 

9,406

 

Additions for previously impaired securities

 

9,499

 

3,435

 

12,278

 

4,103

 

Reductions for previously impaired securities due to a change in expected cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

Reductions for previously impaired securities that were sold in the current period

 

 

 

 

(3,089

)

Ending balance

 

$

101,470

 

$

49,847

 

$

101,470

 

$

49,847

 

 

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The following table includes the gross unrealized losses and fair value of the Company’s investments that are not deemed to be other-than-temporarily impaired, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of June 30, 2012:

 

 

 

Less Than 12 Months

 

12 Months or More

 

Total

 

 

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

 

 

Value

 

Loss

 

Value

 

Loss

 

Value

 

Loss

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Residential mortgage-backed securities

 

$

212,108

 

$

(13,512

)

$

360,891

 

$

(43,524

)

$

572,999

 

$

(57,036

)

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

 

85,756

 

(1,313

)

 

 

85,756

 

(1,313

)

Other asset-backed securities

 

478,279

 

(41,230

)

207,480

 

(52,333

)

685,759

 

(93,563

)

U.S. government-related securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other government-related securities

 

14,863

 

(137

)

 

 

14,863

 

(137

)

States, municipals, and political subdivisions

 

509

 

(9

)

 

 

509

 

(9

)

Corporate bonds

 

1,017,092

 

(47,334

)

562,291

 

(73,666

)

1,579,383

 

(121,000

)

Equities

 

13,496

 

(7,779

)

28,047

 

(4,910

)

41,543

 

(12,689

)

 

 

$

1,822,103

 

$

(111,314

)

$

1,158,709

 

$

(174,433

)

$

2,980,812

 

$

(285,747

)

 

The RMBS have a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $43.5 million as of June 30, 2012. These losses are a result of continued weakness in the residential housing market which has reduced the fair value of the RMBS holdings. Factors such as the credit enhancement within the deal structure, the average life of the securities, and the performance of the underlying collateral support the recoverability of these investments.

 

The other asset-backed securities have a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $52.3 million as of June 30, 2012. This category predominately includes student-loan backed auction rate securities, the underlying collateral of which is at least 97% guaranteed by the Federal Family Education Loan Program (“FFELP”). These unrealized losses have occurred within the Company’s auction rate securities (“ARS”) portfolio since the market collapse during 2008. At this time, the Company has no reason to believe that the U.S. Department of Education would not honor the FFELP guarantee, if it were necessary. In addition, the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The corporate bonds category has gross unrealized losses greater than twelve months of $73.7 million as of June 30, 2012. These losses relate primarily to fluctuations in credit spreads. The aggregate decline in market value of these securities was deemed temporary due to positive factors supporting the recoverability of the respective investments. Positive factors considered include credit ratings, the financial health of the issuer, the continued access of the issuer to capital markets, and other pertinent information including the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The equities category has a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $4.9 million as of June 30, 2012. These losses primarily relate to fluctuations in credit spreads on perpetual preferred stock holdings. The aggregate decline in market value of these securities was deemed temporary due to factors supporting the recoverability of the respective investments. Positive factors include credit ratings, the financial health of the issuer, the continued access of the issuer to the capital markets, and other pertinent information including the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The Company does not consider these unrealized loss positions to be other-than-temporary, based on the factors discussed, and does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

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The following table includes the gross unrealized losses and fair value of the Company’s investments that are not deemed to be other-than-temporarily impaired, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of December 31, 2011:

 

 

 

Less Than 12 Months

 

12 Months or More

 

Total

 

 

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

Fair

 

Unrealized

 

 

 

Value

 

Loss

 

Value

 

Loss

 

Value

 

Loss

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Residential mortgage-backed securities

 

$

277,858

 

$

(15,447

)

$

527,120

 

$

(70,595

)

$

804,978

 

$

(86,042

)

Commercial mortgage-backed securities

 

78,892

 

(4,229

)

 

 

78,892

 

(4,229

)

Other asset-backed securities

 

531,653

 

(32,074

)

190,639

 

(58,824

)

722,292

 

(90,898

)

U.S. government-related securities

 

21,311

 

(58

)

 

 

21,311

 

(58

)

Other government-related securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

States, municipals, and political subdivisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate bonds

 

1,880,931

 

(132,297

)

526,333

 

(118,298

)

2,407,264

 

(250,595

)

Equities

 

50,638

 

(8,436

)

22,295

 

(8,199

)

72,933

 

(16,635

)

 

 

$

2,841,283

 

$

(192,541

)

$

1,266,387

 

$

(255,916

)

$

4,107,670

 

$

(448,457

)

 

The RMBS have a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $70.6 million as of December 31, 2011. These losses relate to a widening in spreads and defaults as a result of continued weakness in the residential housing market which have reduced the fair value of the RMBS holdings. Factors such as the credit enhancement within the deal structure, the average life of the securities, and the performance of the underlying collateral support the recoverability of these investments.

 

The other asset-backed securities have a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $58.8 million as of December 31, 2011. This category predominately includes student-loan backed auction rate securities, the underlying collateral of which is at least 97% guaranteed by the FFELP. These unrealized losses have occurred within the Company’s ARS portfolio since the market collapse during 2008. At this time, the Company has no reason to believe that the U.S. Department of Education would not honor the FFELP guarantee, if it were necessary. In addition, the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The corporate bonds category has gross unrealized losses greater than twelve months of $118.3 million as of December 31, 2011. These losses relate primarily to fluctuations in credit spreads. The aggregate decline in market value of these securities was deemed temporary due to positive factors supporting the recoverability of the respective investments. Positive factors considered include credit ratings, the financial health of the issuer, the continued access of the issuer to capital markets, and other pertinent information including the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The equities category has a gross unrealized loss greater than twelve months of $8.2 million as of December 31, 2011. These losses primarily relate to a widening in credit spreads on perpetual preferred stock holdings. The aggregate decline in market value of these securities was deemed temporary due to factors supporting the recoverability of the respective investments. Positive factors include credit ratings, the financial health of the issuer, the continued access of the issuer to the capital markets, and other pertinent information including the Company does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

The Company does not consider these unrealized loss positions to be other-than-temporary, based on the factors discussed and does not intend to sell or expect to be required to sell the securities before recovering the Company’s amortized cost of these securities.

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company had securities in its available-for-sale portfolio which were rated below investment grade of $1.7 billion and had an amortized cost of $1.9 billion. In addition, included in the Company’s trading portfolio, the Company held $334.1 million of securities which were rated below investment grade. Approximately $414.7 million of the below investment grade securities were not publicly traded.

 

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The change in unrealized gains (losses), net of income tax, on fixed maturity and equity securities, classified as available-for-sale is summarized as follows:

 

 

 

For The

 

For The

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Fixed maturities

 

$

340,781

 

$

169,348

 

$

360,227

 

$

197,308

 

Equity securities

 

(1,411

)

(3,372

)

3,695

 

(3,788

)

 

Securities Lending

 

In prior periods, the Company participated in securities lending, primarily as an enhancement to its investment yield. Securities that the Company held as investments were loaned to third parties for short periods of time. The Company required initial collateral, in the form of short-term investments, which equaled 102% of the market value of the loaned securities.

 

During the second quarter of 2011, the Company discontinued this program. Certain collateral assets, which the Company previously intended to ultimately dispose of and on which it recorded an other-than-temporary impairment of $1.3 million, were instead retained by the Company and are included in its fixed maturities as of June 30, 2012. The Company currently does not have any intent to sell these securities, and does not anticipate being required to sell them.

 

Mortgage Loans

 

Refer to Note 8, Mortgage Loans for information on the Company’s mortgage loan portfolio.

 

5.                                      DEFERRED POLICY ACQUISITION COSTS AND VALUE OF BUSINESS ACQUIRED

 

In the first quarter of 2012, the Company adopted ASU No. 2010-26 — Financial Services — Insurance - Accounting for Costs Associated with Acquiring or Renewing Insurance Contracts. The objective of this Update is to address diversity in practice regarding the interpretation of which costs relating to the acquisition of new or renewal insurance contracts qualify for deferral. This Update prescribes that certain incremental direct costs of successful initial or renewal contract acquisitions may be deferred. It defines incremental direct costs as those costs that result directly from and are essential to the contract transaction and would not have been incurred by the insurance entity had the contract transaction not occurred. This Update also clarifies the definition of the types of incurred costs that may be capitalized and the accounting and recognition treatment of advertising, research, and other administrative costs related to the acquisition of insurance contracts. This Update was effective for the Company on January 1, 2012. The Company retrospectively adopted this Update, which resulted in a reduction in its deferred acquisition cost asset as well as a decrease in the amortization associated with those previously deferred costs. There was also a reduction in the level of costs the Company defers.

 

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The chart shown below summarizes the effect of these adjustments on the Company’s balance sheet (only balances impacted by the Update are presented).

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2011

 

 

 

As originally

reported

 

As adjusted

 

Effect of
Change

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

$

4,036,757

 

$

3,248,041

 

$

(788,716

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

52,932,085

 

$

52,143,369

 

$

(788,716

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

$

1,540,397

 

$

1,260,629

 

$

(279,768

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

$

48,712,370

 

$

48,432,602

 

$

(279,768

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retained earnings

 

$

2,719,492

 

$

2,191,319

 

$

(528,173

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized gain (losses) on investments, net of income tax

 

1,074,878

 

1,094,103

 

19,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Equity

 

$

4,219,715

 

$

3,710,767

 

$

(508,948

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareowners’ equity

 

$

52,932,085

 

$

52,143,369

 

$

(788,716

)

 

The chart shown below summarizes the effect of the adjustments on the Company’s income statement (only balances impacted by the Update are presented).

 

 

 

For The Three Months Ended June 30, 2011

 

 

 

As originally
reported

 

As adjusted

 

Effect of
Change

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

$

79,688

 

$

65,718

 

$

(13,970

)

Other operating expenses

 

128,270

 

150,674

 

22,404

 

Total benefits and expenses

 

759,511

 

767,945

 

8,434

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income tax

 

143,273

 

134,839

 

(8,434

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

49,909

 

46,920

 

(2,989

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

93,364

 

$

87,919

 

$

(5,445

)

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

296

 

296

 

 

Net Income available to PLC’s common shareowners

 

$

93,068

 

$

87,623

 

$

(5,445

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - basic

 

$

1.08

 

$

1.01

 

$

(0.07

)

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - diluted

 

$

1.06

 

$

1.00

 

$

(0.06

)

 

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For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2011

 

 

 

As originally
reported

 

As adjusted

 

Effect of
Change

 

 

 

(Dollars In Thousands)

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of deferred policy acquisition costs and value of business acquired

 

$

154,051

 

$

130,944

 

$

(23,107

)

Other operating expenses

 

250,523

 

295,445

 

44,922

 

Total benefits and expenses

 

1,492,496

 

1,514,311

 

21,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income tax

 

247,368

 

225,553

 

(21,815

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

86,538

 

78,807

 

(7,731

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

160,830

 

$

146,746

 

$

(14,084

)

Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

245

 

245

 

 

Net Income available to PLC’s common shareowners

 

$

160,585

 

$

146,501

 

$

(14,084

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - basic

 

$

1.86

 

$

1.69

 

$

(0.17

)

Net income available to PLC’s common shareowners - diluted

 

$

1.83

 

$

1.67

 

$

(0.16

)

 

The chart shown below summarizes the effect of the adjustments on the Company’s cash flow statement (only balances impacted by the Update are presented).

 

 

 

For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2011