Ameriprise Financial Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
Adjusted operating EPS was $3.60, up 29 percent
Second quarter 2018 return on equity excluding AOCI was 29.6 percent
Adjusted operating ROE excluding AOCI was 31.1 percent, up 590 bps
“Ameriprise had a strong second quarter and a record first half of the year for financial results,” said Jim Cracchiolo, chairman and chief executive officer. “In the quarter, we grew earnings per share by 29 percent and delivered a return on equity of 31.1 percent. We continue to generate strong free cash flow that we invest in the business and return to shareholders at a high level.”
“We remain focused on delivering an exceptional client-advisor experience and serving more clients in personal relationships. Ameriprise was recognized as number one in trust and forgiveness in the industry, and we continue to invest to further our leading advice-based value proposition.”
GAAP Results – Second quarter
Net revenues of $3.2 billion increased 6 percent, or $184 million, from a year ago primarily due to strong net revenue growth in Advice & Wealth Management from growth in client assets.
Expenses of $2.6 billion increased 6 percent compared to a year ago reflecting increased distribution expense from higher advisor productivity.
Adjusted Operating Results – Second quarter
Adjusted operating net revenues increased 6 percent to $3.1 billion. Advice & Wealth Management net revenues increased 12 percent driven by growth in client assets from continued strength in client net inflows and market appreciation.
Adjusted operating expenses of $2.5 billion increased 5 percent reflecting increased distribution expense from higher advisor productivity. General and administrative expense increased 2 percent reflecting ongoing expense discipline and growth investments.
The full press release is available for download below. Earnings materials are also available on the Investor Relations site at ir.ameriprise.com.