Marsh & McLennan Companies Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Underlying Revenue Increases 4%, Reflecting Growth Across All Operating Companies

GAAP EPS Rises 23% to $1.34 and Adjusted EPS Increases 28% to $1.38

Excluding Revenue Standard Impact, GAAP EPS Grows 9% and Adjusted EPS Increases 14%

LONDON--()--

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Dan Glaser, President and CEO, said: "We are pleased with our performance in the first quarter. On a consolidated basis, Marsh & McLennan delivered strong underlying revenue growth of 4% with continued solid earnings growth and margin expansion. We had underlying revenue growth across all of our operating companies, with growth of 3% in Risk & Insurance Services and 5% in Consulting. Adjusted EPS grew 14%, excluding the impact of the new revenue recognition standard."

"We are off to a good start to the year and are well positioned to deliver underlying revenue growth in the 3-5% range, margin expansion and strong growth in earnings per share in 2018," concluded Mr. Glaser.

Consolidated Results

Earnings per share increased 23% to $1.34. Adjusted EPS increased 28% to $1.38 from the prior year period. The 28% increase in adjusted EPS includes a $0.15 per share benefit from application of the new revenue recognition accounting standard, ASC 606, effective January 2018. Excluding the impact of the revenue standard, adjusted EPS increased 14%. The Company adopted the revenue standard using the modified retrospective method, and accordingly has not restated prior years and quarters.

Consolidated revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was $4.0 billion, an increase of 14%, or 4% on an underlying basis, compared with the first quarter of 2017. Operating income was $908 million, an increase of 21% from the prior year. Adjusted operating income, which excludes noteworthy items as presented in the attached supplemental schedules, rose 24% to $918 million, and adjusted net income was $707 million. Excluding the impact of the revenue standard, adjusted operating income rose 10%.

Risk & Insurance Services

Risk & Insurance Services revenue was $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 3% on an underlying basis. Operating income was $716 million, an increase of 26%. Adjusted operating income rose 30% to $723 million compared with $555 million in last year’s first quarter. Excluding the impact of the revenue standard, adjusted operating income increased 11%.

Marsh's revenue in the first quarter was $1.7 billion, an increase of 2% on an underlying basis. In U.S./Canada, underlying revenue rose 3%. International operations underlying revenue growth was flat, reflecting underlying growth of 6% in Latin America, 4% in Asia Pacific and a decline of 2% in EMEA.

Guy Carpenter's revenue in the first quarter was $637 million, an increase of 7% on an underlying basis.

Consulting

Consulting revenue in the first quarter was $1.7 billion, an increase of 5% on an underlying basis. Operating income increased 10% to $247 million. Adjusted operating income increased 8% to $248 million compared with last year’s first quarter. Excluding the impact of the revenue standard, adjusted operating income rose 10%.

Mercer's revenue was $1.2 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 5% on an underlying basis. Wealth, with revenue of $565 million, grew 3% on an underlying basis. Within Wealth, Investment Management & Related Services increased 15% on an underlying basis, while Defined Benefit & Administration declined 4%. Health revenue of $442 million was up 7% on an underlying basis and Career revenue of $164 million increased 4%.

Oliver Wyman Group’s revenue was $497 million in the first quarter, an increase of 6% on an underlying basis.

Other Items

On March 1, 2018, the Company issued $600 million of 4.2% senior notes due in 2048, the net proceeds of which are intended for general corporate purposes. The Company repurchased 3.0 million shares of its common stock for $250 million in the first quarter.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss first quarter 2018 results will be held today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. To participate in the teleconference, please dial +1 888 882 4478. Callers from outside the United States should dial +1 323 794 2149. The access code for both numbers is 5027620. The live audio webcast may be accessed at mmc.com. A replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the event.

About Marsh & McLennan Companies

Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s nearly 65,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. 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 meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @mmc_global or subscribe to BRINK.

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 any investigations, reviews, market studies or other activity by regulatory or law enforcement authorities, including the U.K. CMA investment consultants market investigation, the U.K. FCA wholesale insurance broker market study and the ongoing investigations by the European Commission;
  • the impact from lawsuits, other contingent liabilities and loss contingencies arising from errors and omissions, breach of fiduciary duty or other claims against us;
  • our organization's ability to maintain adequate safeguards to protect the security of our information systems and confidential, personal or proprietary information, particularly given the volume of our vendor network and the need to patch software vulnerabilities;
  • our ability to compete effectively and adapt to changes in the competitive environment, including to respond to disintermediation, digital disruption and other types of innovation;
  • the financial and operational impact of complying with laws and regulations where we operate, including cybersecurity and data privacy regulations such as the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation, anticorruption laws and trade sanctions regimes;
  • the regulatory, contractual and reputational risks that arise based on insurance placement activities and various broker revenue streams;
  • the extent to which we manage risks associated with the various services, including fiduciary and investments and other advisory services;
  • our ability to successfully recover if we experience a business continuity problem due to cyberattack, natural disaster or otherwise;
  • the impact of changes in tax laws, guidance and interpretations, including related to certain provisions of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or disagreements with tax authorities;
  • the impact of fluctuations in foreign exchange and interest rates on our results;
  • the impact of macroeconomic, political, regulatory or market conditions on us, our clients and the industries in which we operate; and
  • the impact of changes in accounting rules or in our accounting estimates or assumptions, including the impact of the adoption of the new revenue recognition, pension and lease accounting standards.

The factors identified above are not exhaustive. Further information concerning Marsh & McLennan Companies and its businesses, 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. 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. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it is made.

   

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In millions, except per share figures)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2018     2017
Revenue $ 4,000   $ 3,503  
 
Expense:
Compensation and Benefits 2,224 2,005
Other Operating Expenses 868   749  
Operating Expenses 3,092   2,754  
Operating Income 908 749
Other Net Benefit Credits (a) 66 60
Interest Income 3 2
Interest Expense (61 ) (58 )
Investment Income    
Income Before Income Taxes 916 753
Income Tax Expense 220   175  
Net Income Before Non-Controlling Interests 696 578
Less: Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interests 6   9  
Net Income Attributable to the Company $ 690   $ 569  
Net Income Per Share Attributable to the Company:
- Basic $ 1.36   $ 1.10  
- Diluted $ 1.34   $ 1.09  
Average Number of Shares Outstanding
- Basic 508   515  
- Diluted 514   522  
Shares Outstanding at 3/31 508   515  
 
(a) ASC 715, as amended, changes the presentation of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement cost. The Company has restated prior years and quarters for this new presentation.
 
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income - Impact of Revenue Standard

(In millions, except per share figures)

(Unaudited)

 
The Company adopted the new revenue standard ("ASC 606") using the modified retrospective method, applied to all contracts. The guidance requires entities that elected the modified retrospective method to disclose the impact to financial statement line items as a result of applying the new guidance (rather than previous U.S. GAAP). The table below shows the impacts on the consolidated statement of income.
    Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018

As
Reported

   

Revenue
Standard
Impact

   

Prior to
Adoption

Revenue $ 4,000   $ (161 ) $ 3,839  
Expense:
Compensation and Benefits 2,224 (60 ) 2,164
Other Operating Expenses 868     868  
Operating Expenses 3,092   (60 ) 3,032  
Operating Income 908 (101 ) 807
Other Net Benefit Credits 66 66
Interest Income 3 3
Interest Expense (61 ) (61 )
Investment Income      
Income Before Income Taxes 916 (101 ) 815
Income Tax Expense 220   (26 ) 194  
Net Income Before Non-Controlling Interests 696 (75 ) 621
Less: Net Income Attributable to Non-Controlling Interests 6     6  
Net Income Attributable to the Company $ 690   $ (75 ) $ 615  
Net Income Per Share Attributable to the Company:
- Basic $ 1.36   $ (0.15 ) $ 1.21  
- Diluted $ 1.34   $ (0.15 ) $ 1.19  
 
Average Number of Shares Outstanding
- Basic 508   508   508  
- Diluted 514   514   514  
Shares Outstanding at 3/31 508   508   508  
         

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Supplemental Information - Revenue Analysis

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
Components of Revenue Change*
Three Months Ended
March 31,

%
Change
GAAP
Revenue

 

Currency
Impact

 

Acquisitions/
Dispositions/
Other Impact

 

Revenue
Standard
Impact

 

Underlying
Revenue

2018     2017
Risk and Insurance Services      
Marsh $ 1,694 $ 1,596 6 % 4 % 3 % (3 )% 2 %
Guy Carpenter 637   385   66 % 2 % 56 % 7 %
Subtotal 2,331 1,981 18 % 4 % 2 % 9 % 3 %
Fiduciary Interest Income 13   8  
Total Risk and Insurance Services 2,344   1,989   18 % 4 % 2 % 8 % 3 %
Consulting
Mercer 1,171 1,077 9 % 4 % (1 )% 5 %
Oliver Wyman Group 497   449   11 % 5 % 6 %
Total Consulting 1,668   1,526   9 % 5 % 5 %
Corporate / Eliminations (12 ) (12 )
Total Revenue $ 4,000   $ 3,503   14 % 4 % 1 % 5 % 4 %
 

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

   

Revenue
Standard
Impact

   

Underlying
Revenue

2018     2017        
Marsh:      
EMEA $ 643 $ 589 9 % 10 % (2 )%
Asia Pacific 164 152 8 % 4 % 4 %
Latin America 84   80   5 % (1 )% 6 %
Total International 891 821 8 % 8 %
U.S. / Canada 803   775   4 % 6 % (6 )% 3 %
Total Marsh $ 1,694   $ 1,596   6 % 4 % 3 % (3 )% 2 %
Mercer:
Defined Benefit Consulting & Administration $ 339 $ 334 2 % 6 % (4 )%
Investment Management & Related Services 226   186   21 % 5 % 1 % 15 %
Total Wealth 565 520 9 % 6 % 3 %
Health 442 415 6 % 3 % (2 )% (2 )% 7 %
Career 164   142   15 % 4 % 7 % 4 %
Total Mercer $ 1,171   $ 1,077   9 % 4 % (1 )% 5 %
 
Note:
Underlying revenue measures the change in revenue using consistent currency exchange rates, excluding the impact of certain items that affect comparability such as: acquisitions, dispositions, transfers among businesses, changes in estimate methodology and the impact of the new revenue standard.
 
* Components of revenue change may not add due to rounding.
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Includes Revenue Standard Impact

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 "GAAP" or "reported" results). The Company also refers to and presents below certain additional non-GAAP financial measures, within the meaning of Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These measures are: 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, to assess performance for employee compensation purposes 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 our 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 or loss. The following tables identify these noteworthy items and reconcile adjusted operating income (loss) to GAAP operating income or loss, on a consolidated and segment basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The following tables also present adjusted operating margin. For the three months ended March 31, 2018, adjusted operating margin is calculated by dividing adjusted operating income by consolidated or segment GAAP revenue.
               

Risk &
Insurance
Services

Consulting

Corporate/
Eliminations

Total
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Operating income (loss) $ 716   $ 247   $ (55 ) $ 908  
Add impact of Noteworthy Items:
Restructuring (a) 3 1 2 6
Adjustments to acquisition related accounts (b) 4       4  
Operating income adjustments 7   1   2   10  
Adjusted operating income (loss) $ 723   $ 248   $ (53 ) $ 918  
Operating margin 30.5 % 14.8 % N/A 22.7 %
Adjusted operating margin 30.9 % 14.9 % N/A 23.0 %
 
(a) Includes severance and related charges from restructuring activities, adjustments to restructuring liabilities for future rent under non-cancellable leases and other real estate costs, and restructuring costs related to the integration of recent acquisitions.
(b) Primarily includes the change in fair value as measured each quarter of contingent consideration related to acquisitions.
 
Note:
Comparative financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2017 is presented on page 9.
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Comparable Accounting Basis

Excludes the Revenue Standard Impact

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
As discussed earlier, the Company has adopted the new revenue standard using the modified retrospective method, which requires the disclosure of the impacts of the standard on each financial statement line item. The non-GAAP measures below present an analysis of results reflecting 2018 financial information excluding the impact of the application of ASC 606, to facilitate a comparison to the 2017 results. Except for the adjustment for the effects of ASC 606 in 2018, these non-GAAP measures are calculated as described on the prior page.
   

Risk &
Insurance
Services

    Consulting    

Corporate/
Eliminations

    Total
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Operating income (loss) without adoption $ 610   $ 252   $ (55 ) $ 807  
Add impact of Noteworthy Items:
Restructuring (a) 3 1 2 6
Adjustments to acquisition related accounts (b) 4       4  
Operating income adjustments 7   1   2   10  
Adjusted operating income (loss) $ 617   $ 253   $ (53 ) $ 817  
Operating margin - Comparable basis 28.0 % 15.0 % N/A 21.0 %
Adjusted operating margin - Comparable basis 28.4 % 15.1 % N/A 21.3 %
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
Operating income (loss) $ 568   $ 225   $ (44 ) $ 749  
Add (Deduct) impact of Noteworthy Items:
Restructuring (a) 4 3 2 9
Adjustments to acquisition related accounts (b) (17 ) 1     (16 )
Operating income adjustments (13 ) 4   2   (7 )
Adjusted operating income (loss) $ 555   $ 229   $ (42 ) $ 742  
Operating margin 28.6 % 14.7 % N/A 21.4 %
Adjusted operating margin 27.9 % 15.0 % N/A 21.2 %
 
(a) Includes severance and related charges from restructuring activities, adjustments to restructuring liabilities for future rent under non-cancellable leases and other real estate costs, and restructuring costs related to the integration of recent acquisitions.
(b) Primarily includes the change in fair value as measured each quarter of contingent consideration related to acquisitions.
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

Includes the Revenue Standard Impact

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
Adjusted Income, Net of Tax and Adjusted Earnings per Share
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 set forth in the preceding tables and investments gains or losses related to the impact of mark-to-market adjustments on certain equity securities previously recorded to equity. Adjusted EPS is calculated by dividing the Company’s adjusted income, net of tax, by MMC's 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, 2018.
   
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
Amount     Adjusted EPS
Income from continuing operations     $ 696
Less: Non-controlling interest, net of tax 6  
Subtotal $ 690 $ 1.34
Operating income adjustments $ 10
Investments adjustment (a) 8
Impact of income taxes (4 )
Adjustments to provisional 2017 tax estimates (b) 3  
17   0.04
Adjusted income, net of tax $ 707   $ 1.38
 
(a) Mark-to-market adjustments for investments classified as available for sale under prior guidance were recorded to equity, net of tax. Beginning January 1, 2018 such adjustments must be recorded as part of investment income. Prior periods were not restated. The Company will exclude such mark-to-market gains or losses from its calculation of adjusted earnings per share. In the first quarter of 2018, the Company recorded $8 million of mark-to-market losses which are included in Investment Income in the Consolidated Statement of Income.
(b) Relates to adjustments to provisional 2017 year-end estimates of transition taxes and U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities from U.S. tax reform.
 
Note:
Comparative financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2017 is presented on page 11.
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Comparable Accounting Basis

Excludes the Revenue Standard Impact

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
As discussed earlier, the Company adopted the new revenue standard using the modified retrospective method, which requires the disclosure of the impacts of the standard on each financial statement line item. The non-GAAP measures below present an analysis of results reflecting 2018 financial information excluding the impact of the application of ASC 606, to facilitate a comparison to the 2017 results. Except for the adjustment for the effects of ASC 606 in 2018, these non-GAAP measures are calculated as described on the prior page.
 
                       
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2018
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2017
Amount

Adjusted
EPS

Amount

Adjusted
EPS

Income from continuing operations, (2018 prior to the impact of ASC 606) $ 621 $ 578
Less: Non-controlling interest, net of tax 6   9  
Subtotal $ 615 $ 1.19 $ 569 $ 1.09
Operating income adjustments $ 10 $ (7 )
Investments adjustment (a) 8
Impact of income taxes (4 ) 1
Adjustments to provisional 2017 tax estimates (b) 3    
17   0.04   (6 ) (0.01 )
Adjusted income, net of tax $ 632   $ 1.23   $ 563   $ 1.08  
 
(a) Mark-to-market adjustments for investments classified as available for sale under prior guidance were recorded to equity, net of tax. Beginning January 1, 2018 such adjustments must be recorded as part of investment income. Prior periods were not restated. The Company will exclude such mark-to-market gains or losses from its calculation of adjusted earnings per share. In the first quarter of 2018, the Company recorded $8 million of mark-to-market losses which are included in Investment Income in the Consolidated Statement of Income.
(b) Relates to adjustments to provisional 2017 year-end estimates of transition taxes and U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities from U.S. tax reform.
   

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Supplemental Information - Impact of Revenue Recognition Standard

Three Months Ended March 31

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
   

Excludes
Impact of
Revenue
Standard

   
2018 2018 2017
Consolidated
Compensation and Benefits $ 2,224 $ 2,164 $ 2,005
Other operating expenses 868   868   749  
Total Expenses $ 3,092   $ 3,032   $ 2,754  
 
Depreciation and amortization expense $ 80 $ 80 $ 80
Identified intangible amortization expense 45   45   40  
Total $ 125   $ 125   $ 120  
 
Stock option expense $ 14 $ 14 $ 14
Capital expenditures $ 58 $ 58 $ 62

Operating cash flows

$ (364 ) $ (364 ) $ (399 )
 
Risk and Insurance Services
Compensation and Benefits $ 1,168 $ 1,106 $ 1,025
Other operating expenses 460   460   396  
Total Expenses $ 1,628   $ 1,566   $ 1,421  
 
Depreciation and amortization expense $ 37 $ 37 $ 35
Identified intangible amortization expense 37   37   32  
Total $ 74   $ 74   $ 67  
 
Consulting
Compensation and Benefits $ 956 $ 958 $ 891
Other operating expenses 465   465   410  
Total Expenses $ 1,421   $ 1,423   $ 1,301  
 
Depreciation and amortization expense $ 25 $ 25 $ 27
Identified intangible amortization expense 8   8   8  
Total $ 33   $ 33   $ 35  
 
Note:
Effective January 1, 2018, the Company recorded the cumulative effect of adopting the new revenue standard, resulting in a $364 million increase to the opening balance of retained earnings, with offsetting increases/decreases to other balance sheet accounts, including accounts receivable, other current assets, other assets and deferred income taxes.
       

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Millions)

 
(Unaudited)
March 31,
2018

December 31,
2017

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,168 $ 1,205
Net receivables 4,562 4,133
Other current assets 540   224  
Total current assets 6,270 5,562
 
Goodwill and intangible assets 10,450 10,363
Fixed assets, net 713 712
Pension related assets 1,857 1,693
Deferred tax assets 554 669
Other assets 1,535   1,430  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 21,379   $ 20,429  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt $ 512 $ 262
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,343 2,083
Accrued compensation and employee benefits 813 1,718
Accrued income taxes 261 199
Dividends payable 193    
Total current liabilities 4,122 4,262
 
Fiduciary liabilities 5,140 4,847
Less - cash and investments held in a fiduciary capacity (5,140 ) (4,847 )
Long-term debt 5,815 5,225
Pension, post-retirement and post-employment benefits 1,842 1,888
Liabilities for errors and omissions 312 301
Other liabilities 1,267 1,311
 
Total equity 8,021   7,442  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 21,379   $ 20,429  
 
 

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets - Impact of Revenue Standard

(Millions) (Unaudited)

 
As discussed earlier, the Company adopted the new revenue standard (ASC 606) using the modified retrospective method, applied to all contracts. The guidance requires entities that elected the modified retrospective method to disclose the impact to financial statement line items as a result of applying the new guidance (rather than previous U.S. GAAP). The table below shows the impacts on the consolidated balance sheet.
   

March 31, 2018

As Reported    

Impact of
Revenue
Standard

   

Prior to
Adoption

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,168 $ $ 1,168
Net receivables 4,562 (242 ) 4,320
Other current assets 540   (294 ) 246  
Total current assets 6,270 (536 ) 5,734
 
Goodwill and intangible assets 10,450 10,450
Fixed assets, net 713 713
Pension related assets 1,857 1,857
Deferred tax assets 554 119 673
Other assets 1,535   (231 ) 1,304  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 21,379   $ (648 ) $ 20,731  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt $ 512 $ $ 512
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,343 (176 ) 2,167
Accrued compensation and employee benefits 813 813
Accrued income taxes 261 261
Dividends payable 193     193  
Total current liabilities 4,122 (176 ) 3,946
 
Fiduciary liabilities 5,140 5,140
Less - cash and investments held in a fiduciary capacity (5,140 )   (5,140 )
Long-term debt 5,815 5,815
Pension, post-retirement and post-employment benefits 1,842 1,842
Liabilities for errors and omissions 312 312
Other liabilities 1,267 (33 ) 1,234
 
Total equity 8,021   (439 ) 7,582  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 21,379   $ (648 ) $ 20,731  

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