Arthur J. Gallagher sees net earnings slip in Q3

Arthur J. Gallagher sees net earnings slip in Q3 | Insurance Business

Arthur J. Gallagher sees net earnings slip in Q3

Global insurance brokerage and risk management group Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2019, and they’re a mixed bag.

The whole enterprise saw a slight decline in net earnings, from US$138.4 million in last year’s third quarter to US$137.1 million this time around. Broken down into segments, here’s how AJG fared in the period in terms of net earnings:

  • Brokerage – US$151.1 million, up 24%
  • Risk management – US$16.2 million, down 2%
  • Corporate – a loss of US$30.2 million

Commenting on the numbers, chairman, president, and chief executive J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., stated: “We delivered an outstanding quarter of operating performance, and we are well positioned for a strong finish to 2019.

“During the third quarter, our core brokerage and risk management segments combined to post 16% growth in earnings per share; 13% growth in revenues, of which 5.8% was organic revenue growth; net earnings margin improved by 78 basis points; and adjusted EBITDAC margins expanded by 66 basis points.”

The AJG boss added that the Illinois-headquartered company completed 14 tuck-in mergers in the period.