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Aon Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

10/28/2022

Third Quarter Key Metrics

  • Total revenue was flat at $2.7 billion, including organic revenue growth of 5%
  • Operating margin increased 5,150 basis points to 21.9%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 100 basis points to 23.1%
  • EPS increased 148% to $1.92, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 16% to $2.02
  • For the first nine months of 2022, cash flows from operations increased 74% to $2,177 million, and free cash flow increased 79% to $2,051 million

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Repurchased 4.2 million class A ordinary shares for approximately $1.2 billion
  • Established the Strategy and Technology Group within Reinsurance, which combines strategic advice with data-driven consulting, analytics, and modeling tools to help clients deploy capital efficiently and effectively
  • Within Wealth Solutions, achieved $1 billion in U.S. plan assets and commitments for Aon's pooled employer plan (PEP), and reached a new pension risk transfer milestone, advising on transactions totaling over $200 billion of premium since 2010
  • Appointed James Platt as Chief Digital Officer and Mindy Simon as Chief Operating Officer, accelerating the digital delivery of our capabilities and furthering our growth enablement from Aon Business Services

DUBLIN, Oct. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2022.

Net income (loss) attributable to Aon shareholders increased to $408 million, or $1.92 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $(900) million, or $(3.99) per share, in the prior year period. Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted for certain items, increased 16% to $2.02 on a diluted basis, including an unfavorable impact of $0.05 per share if prior year period results were translated at current period foreign exchange rates ("foreign currency translation"), compared to $1.74 in the prior year period. Certain items that impacted third quarter results and comparisons with the prior year period are detailed in the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share" on page 10 of this press release.

"In the third quarter, our team continued to deliver strong top and bottom-line results, highlighted by 5% organic revenue growth and 16% adjusted EPS growth, and contributing to strong year-to-date progress on our key financial metrics, including 7% organic revenue growth year-to-date, adjusted operating margin expansion of 80 basis points, and strong free cash flow growth," said Greg Case, Chief Executive Officer. "These results demonstrate the importance of our Aon United strategy in helping clients navigate growing volatility and make better decisions that protect and grow their business."

THIRD QUARTER 2022 FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Total revenue in the third quarter was flat at $2.7 billion compared to the prior year period reflecting 5% organic revenue growth and a 1% favorable impact from fiduciary investment income, offset by a 5% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation and a 1% unfavorable impact from acquisitions, divestitures, and other.

Total operating expenses in the third quarter decreased 40% to $2.1 billion compared to the prior year period due primarily to the $1.0 billion payment made in connection with the termination of the proposed combination with Willis Towers Watson (the "Termination Fee") and certain transaction costs incurred related to the termination in the prior year period (together, the "transaction costs") and a $138 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 5% organic revenue growth and investments in long-term growth.

Foreign currency translation in the third quarter had a $9 million, or $0.04 per share, favorable impact on net income and a $10 million, or $0.05 per share, unfavorable impact on adjusted net income. If currency were to remain stable at today's rates, the Company would expect an unfavorable impact of approximately $0.11 per share, or an approximately $33 million decrease in operating income, in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Effective tax rate in the third quarter was 18.0%, compared to (2.6)% in the prior year period. The primary driver of the change was the impact of the $1 billion Termination Fee payment in the prior year period. After adjusting to exclude the applicable tax impact associated with certain non-GAAP adjustments, the adjusted effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2022 decreased to 19.1% compared to 23.9% in the prior year period. The primary drivers of the change in the adjusted tax rate were the geographical distribution of income and a net favorable impact from discrete items.

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding decreased to 212.6 million in the third quarter compared to 225.4 million in the prior year period. The Company repurchased 4.2 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $1.2 billion in the third quarter. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had approximately $6.7 billion of remaining authorization under its share repurchase program.

YEAR TO DATE 2022 CASH FLOW SUMMARY

Cash flows provided by operations for the first nine months of 2022 increased $926 million, or 74%, to $2,177 million compared to the prior year period, primarily due to the transaction costs in the prior year period, and strong operating income growth, partially offset by higher receivables and incentive compensation payments following strong performance in 2021.

Free cash flow, defined as cash flows from operations less capital expenditures, increased 79%, to $2,051 million for the first nine months of 2022 compared to the prior year period, reflecting an increase in cash flows from operations, partially offset by a $24 million increase in capital expenditures.

THIRD QUARTER 2022 REVENUE REVIEW

The third quarter revenue reviews provided below include supplemental information related to organic revenue growth, which is a non-GAAP measure that is described in detail in "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue Growth and Free Cash Flow" on page 9 of this press release.



Three Months Ended
September 30,











(millions)


2022


2021


% Change


Less:
Currency
Impact


Less:
Fiduciary
Investment
Income


Less:
Acquisitions,
Divestitures
 & Other


Organic
Revenue
Growth

Revenue















Commercial Risk Solutions


$    1,482


$    1,505


(2) %


(5) %


1 %


(3) %


5 %

Reinsurance Solutions


396


353


12


(4)


3


6


7

Health Solutions


494


497


(1)


(4)



(2)


5

Wealth Solutions


326


351


(7)


(6)



(3)


2

Eliminations


(2)


(4)


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A

Total revenue


$    2,696


$    2,702


— %


(5) %


1 %


(1) %


5 %

 

Total revenue was flat at $2,696 million compared to the prior year period, with organic revenue growth of 5%, driven by ongoing strong retention and net new business generation.

Commercial Risk Solutions organic revenue growth of 5% reflects strong growth across most major geographies driven by strong retention, new business generation, and management of the renewal book portfolio. Strength in retail brokerage was highlighted by double-digit growth in the UK, Asia, and Latin America, driven by continued strength in core P&C. U.S. retail brokerage was pressured primarily by transaction solutions, which declined primarily due to lower external deal volume. On average globally, exposures and pricing were modestly positive, resulting in a modestly positive market impact.

Reinsurance Solutions organic revenue growth of 7% reflects strong growth in treaty, driven by strong retention and new business generation, as well as solid growth in both facultative placements and the Strategy and Technology Group. Market impact was modestly positive on results in the quarter. The majority of revenue in our treaty portfolio is recurring in nature and is recorded in connection with the major renewal periods that take place throughout the first half of the year, while the second half of the year is largely driven by facultative placements and capital markets that are more transactional in nature.

Health Solutions organic revenue growth of 5% reflects double-digit growth in Human Capital, driven by data and advisory solutions. Results also reflect growth globally in core health and benefits brokerage, driven by strong retention and management of the renewal book portfolio, partially offset by a negative impact from the timing of certain revenues, as described in the second quarter and prior year period.

Wealth Solutions organic revenue growth of 2% reflects growth in Retirement, driven by higher utilization rates and project work related to pension de-risking and ongoing impacts of regulatory changes. In Investments, a decrease in AUM-based delegated investment management revenue was partially offset by growth in project-related work.

THIRD QUARTER 2022 EXPENSE REVIEW



Three Months Ended
September 30,





(millions)


2022


2021


$ Change


% Change

Expenses









Compensation and benefits


$          1,532


$          1,835


$           (303)


(17) %

Information technology


133


130


3


2

Premises


71


98


(27)


(28)

Depreciation of fixed assets


37


56


(19)


(34)

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets


34


36


(2)


(6)

Other general expense


299


1,348


(1,049)


(78)

Total operating expenses


$          2,106


$          3,503


$        (1,397)


(40) %

 

Compensation and benefits expense decreased $303 million, or 17%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to a $245 million decrease in transaction costs and a $106 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 5% organic revenue growth.

Information technology expense increased $3 million, or 2%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to an increase in expense associated with 5% organic revenue growth, partially offset by a $17 million decrease in transaction costs.

Premises expense decreased $27 million, or 28%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to a $22 million decrease in transaction costs and an $8 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Depreciation of fixed assets decreased $19 million, or 34%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to a $16 million decrease in transaction costs.

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets decreased $2 million, or 6%, compared to the prior year period.

Other general expenses decreased $1,049 million, or 78%, compared to the prior year period due primarily to a decrease in transaction costs, partially offset by an increase in expense associated with 5% organic revenue growth, including an increase in travel and entertainment expense.

THIRD QUARTER 2022 INCOME SUMMARY

Certain noteworthy items impacted adjusted operating income and adjusted operating margins in the third quarters of 2022 and 2021, which are also described in detail in "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share" on page 10 of this press release.



Three Months Ended
September 30,



(millions)


2022


2021


% Change

Revenue


$      2,696


$      2,702


— %

Expenses


2,106


3,503


(40) %

Operating income (loss)


$         590


$       (801)


174 %

Operating margin


21.9 %


(29.6) %



Operating income - as adjusted


$         624


$         598


4 %

Operating margin - as adjusted


23.1 %


22.1 %



 

Operating income (loss) increased $1.4 billion to $590 million and operating margin increased from (29.6)% to 21.9%, each compared to the prior year period. Operating income, adjusted for certain items increased $26 million to $624 million and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 100 basis points to 23.1%, each compared to the prior year period. Operating income increased primarily due to the reduction in operating expenses, as described above, and the increase in operating income, as adjusted for certain items primarily reflects strong organic revenue growth, partially offset by increased expenses and investments in long-term growth.

Interest income increased $4 million to $7 million compared to the prior year period. Interest expense increased $23 million to $103 million compared to the prior year period, reflecting an increase in total debt. Other pension expense was $3 million, compared to $5 million of income in the prior year period. Other income was $19 million, compared to $5 million in the prior year period, primarily reflecting net gains due to the favorable impact of exchange rates on the remeasurement of assets and liabilities in non-functional currencies.

Conference Call, Presentation Slides and Webcast Details

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., central time. Interested parties can listen to the conference call via a live audio webcast and view the presentation slides at www.aon.com.

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Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures

This communication includes supplemental information not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("U.S. GAAP"), including organic revenue growth, free cash flow, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted net income attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted net income per share, and adjusted effective tax rate that exclude the effects of intangible asset amortization and impairment, capital expenditures, and certain other noteworthy items that affected results for the comparable periods. Organic revenue growth includes the impact of intercompany activity and excludes foreign exchange rate changes, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers between revenue lines, fiduciary investment income, and gains or losses on derivatives accounted for as hedges. Currency impact is determined by translating last year's revenue, expense, or net income at this year's foreign exchange rates. Reconciliations to the closest U.S. GAAP measure for each non-GAAP measure presented in this communication are provided in the attached appendices. Supplemental organic revenue growth information and additional measures that exclude the effects of certain items noted above do not affect net income or any other U.S. GAAP reported amounts. Free cash flow is cash flows from operating activity less capital expenditures. The adjusted effective tax rate excludes the applicable tax impact associated with expenses for estimated intangible asset amortization and impairment, and certain other noteworthy items. Management believes that these measures are important to make meaningful period-to-period comparisons and that this supplemental information is helpful to investors. Non-GAAP measures should be viewed in addition to, not in lieu of, Aon's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Industry peers provide similar supplemental information regarding their performance, although they may not make identical adjustments.

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
September 30,



(millions, except per share data)


2022


2021


%
Change


2022


2021


%

Change

Revenue













Total revenue


$   2,696


$   2,702


— %


$   9,349


$   9,113


3 %

Expenses













Compensation and benefits


1,532


1,835


(17) %


4,938


5,182


(5) %

Information technology


133


130


2 %


371


359


3 %

Premises


71


98


(28) %


216


251


(14) %

Depreciation of fixed assets


37


56


(34) %


115


138


(17) %

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets


34


36


(6) %


87


112


(22) %

Other general expense


299


1,348


(78) %


965


1,955


(51) %

Total operating expenses


2,106


3,503


(40) %


6,692


7,997


(16) %

Operating income (loss)


590


(801)


174 %


2,657


1,116


138 %

Interest income


7


3


133 %


15


9


67 %

Interest expense


(103)


(80)


29 %


(296)


(237)


25 %

Other income (expense)


16


10


60 %


71


7


914 %

Income (loss) before income taxes


510


(868)


159 %


2,447


895


173 %

Income tax expense (1)


92


23


300 %


467


460


2 %

Net income (loss)


418


(891)


147 %


1,980


435


355 %

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


10


9


11 %


48


43


12 %

Net income (loss) attributable to Aon shareholders


$      408


$    (900)


145 %


$   1,932


$      392


393 %














Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to Aon
shareholders


$     1.93


$   (3.99)


148 %


$     9.06


$     1.73


424 %

Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to Aon
shareholders


$     1.92


$    (3.99)


148 %


$     9.00


$     1.72


423 %

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - basic


210.9


225.4


(6) %


213.2


226.5


(6) %

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted (2)


212.6


225.4


(6) %


214.6


227.7


(6) %



(1)

The effective tax rate was 18.0% and (2.6)% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and 19.1% and 51.4% for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

(2)

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding excludes the dilutive effect of approximately 1.5 million of potentially issuable shares.

 

Aon plc

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue Growth and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)

Organic Revenue Growth (Unaudited)





Three Months Ended
September 30,











(millions)


2022


2021


%
Change


Less:
Currency
Impact (1)


Less:
Fiduciary
Investment
Income (2)


Less:
Acquisitions,
Divestitures
 & Other


Organic
Revenue
Growth (3)

Revenue















Commercial Risk Solutions


$    1,482


$    1,505


(2) %


(5) %


1 %


(3) %


5 %

Reinsurance Solutions


396


353


12


(4)


3


6


7

Health Solutions


494


497


(1)


(4)



(2)


5

Wealth Solutions


326


351


(7)


(6)



(3)


2

Elimination


(2)


(4)


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A

Total revenue


$    2,696


$    2,702


— %


(5) %


1 %


(1) %


5 %














Nine Months Ended
September 30,











(millions)


2022


2021


%
Change


Less:
Currency
Impact (1)


Less:
Fiduciary
Investment
Income (2)


Less:
Acquisitions,
Divestitures
 & Other


Organic
Revenue
Growth (3)

Revenue















Commercial Risk Solutions


$    4,893


$    4,788


2 %


(4) %


— %


(1) %


7 %

Reinsurance Solutions


1,909


1,775


8


(3)


1


3


7

Health Solutions


1,546


1,503


3


(3)



(2)


8

Wealth Solutions


1,014


1,062


(5)


(4)



(3)


2

Elimination


(13)


(15)


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A

Total revenue


$    9,349


$    9,113


3 %


(4) %


— %


— %


7 %



(1)

Currency impact represents the effect on prior year period results if they were translated at current period foreign exchange rates.

(2)

Fiduciary investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 was $26 million and $2 million, respectively. Fiduciary investment income for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 was $35 million and $6 million, respectively.

(3)

Organic revenue growth includes the impact of certain intercompany activity and excludes the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, fiduciary investment income, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers between revenue lines, and gains or losses on derivatives accounted for as hedges.

 

Free Cash Flows (Unaudited)





Nine Months Ended
September 30,



(millions)


2022


2021


% Change

Cash Provided by Operating Activities


$        2,177


$        1,251


74 %

Capital Expenditures


(126)


(102)


24 %

Free Cash Flows (1)


$        2,051


$        1,149


79 %



(1)

Free cash flow is defined as cash flows from operations less capital expenditures. This non-GAAP measure does not imply or represent a precise calculation of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.

 

Aon plc

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income, Operating Margin, and Diluted Earnings Per Share (Unaudited) (1)




Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
September 30,



(millions, except percentages)


2022


2021


%
Change


2022


2021


%

Change

Revenue


$  2,696


$  2,702


— %


$  9,349


$  9,113


3 %














Operating income (loss)


$   590


$  (801)


174 %


$  2,657


$  1,116


138 %

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets


34


36




87


112



Transaction costs and other charges related to the combination
and resulting termination (2)



1,363





1,436



Legal settlements (3)






58




Operating income - as adjusted


$   624


$   598


4 %


$  2,802


$  2,664


5 %

Operating margin


21.9 %


(29.6) %




28.4 %


12.2 %



Operating margin - as adjusted


23.1 %


22.1 %




30.0 %


29.2 %









Three Months Ended
September 30,




Nine Months Ended
September 30,



(millions, except percentages)


2022


2021


%
Change


2022


2021


%

Change

Operating income - as adjusted


$   624


$   598


4 %


$  2,802


$  2,664


5 %

Interest income


7


3


133 %


15


9


67 %

Interest expense


(103)


(80)


29 %


(296)


(237)


25 %

Other income (expense):













Other income (expense) - pensions


(3)


5


(160) %


(9)


19


(147) %

Other income (expense) - other


19


5


280 %


80


(12)


767 %

Total Other income (expense) - as adjusted


16


10


60 %


71


7


914 %

Income before income taxes - as adjusted


544


531


2 %


2,592


2,443


6 %

Income tax expense (4)


104


127


(18) %


504


507


(1) %

Net income - as adjusted


440


404


9 %


2,088


1,936


8 %

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


10


9


11 %


48


43


12 %

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders - as adjusted


$   430


$   395


9 %


$  2,040


$  1,893


8 %

Diluted net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders - as
adjusted


$  2.02


$  1.74


16 %


$  9.51


$  8.31


14 %

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted (5)


212.6


226.9


(6) %


214.6


227.7


(6) %

Effective Tax Rates (4)













U.S. GAAP


18.0 %


(2.6) %




19.1 %


51.4 %



Non-GAAP


19.1 %


23.9 %




19.4 %


20.8 %





(1)

Certain noteworthy items impacting operating income in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 are described in this schedule. The items shown with the caption "as adjusted" are non-GAAP measures.

(2)

As part of the proposed combination with Willis Towers Watson, which was subsequently terminated in the third quarter of 2021, certain transaction costs were incurred by the Company through the third quarter of 2021. These costs included advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees related to the combination, including planned divestitures, some of which were terminated, as well as certain compensation expenses and expenses related to further steps on our Aon United operating model as a result of the termination. Additionally, this includes the $1 billion Termination Fee paid in connection with the termination of the combination.

(3)

In connection with certain legal settlements reached, a $58 million charge was recognized in the second quarter of 2022.

(4)

Adjusted items are generally taxed at the estimated annual effective tax rate, except for the applicable tax impact associated with certain transaction costs and other charges related to the combination and resulting termination, as well as certain legal and pension settlements, which are adjusted at the related jurisdictional rate. In addition, income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was adjusted to exclude the impact of remeasuring the net deferred tax liabilities in the U.K. as a result of the corporate income tax rate increase enacted in the second quarter of 2021.

(5)

For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted includes the dilutive effect of approximately 1.5 million of potentially issuable shares, which have been excluded from the U.S. GAAP Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding.

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position




As of



(Unaudited)



(millions) 


September 30,
2022


December 31,
2021

Assets





Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$                       692


$                       544

Short-term investments


251


292

Receivables, net


2,971


3,094

Fiduciary assets (1)


14,699


14,386

Other current assets


563


716

Total current assets


19,176


19,032

Goodwill


7,979


8,434

Intangible assets, net


456


492

Fixed assets, net


510


529

Operating lease right-of-use assets


668


786

Deferred tax assets


819


766

Prepaid pension


1,140


1,366

Other non-current assets


475


512

Total assets


$                  31,223


$                  31,917






Liabilities and equity (deficit)





Liabilities





Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$                    1,798


$                    2,192

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt


711


1,164

Fiduciary liabilities


14,699


14,386

Other current liabilities


1,480


1,331

Total current liabilities


18,688


19,073

Long-term debt


10,116


8,228

Non-current operating lease liabilities


667


772

Deferred tax liabilities


332


401

Pension, other postretirement, and postemployment liabilities


1,237


1,375

Other non-current liabilities


853


910

Total liabilities


31,893


30,759






Equity (deficit)





Ordinary shares - $0.01 nominal value


2


2

Additional paid-in capital


6,772


6,624

Accumulated deficit


(2,638)


(1,694)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(4,919)


(3,871)

Total Aon shareholders' equity (deficit)


(783)


1,061

Noncontrolling interests


113


97

Total equity (deficit)


(670)


1,158

Total liabilities and equity (deficit)


$                 31,223


$                 31,917



(1)

Includes cash and short-term investments of $6,503 million and $6,101 million for the periods ended September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.

 

Aon plc

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended September 30,

(millions) 


2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities





Net income


$             1,980


435

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





Gain from sales of businesses


(53)


(2)

Depreciation of fixed assets


115


138

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets


87


112

Share-based compensation expense


304


346

Deferred income taxes


(87)


83

Change in assets and liabilities:





Receivables, net


(146)


(79)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


(255)


22

Current income taxes


136


47

Pension, other postretirement and postemployment liabilities


(44)


(101)

Other assets and liabilities


140


250

Cash provided by operating activities


2,177


1,251

Cash flows from investing activities





Proceeds from investments


71


51

Payments for investments


(95)


(68)

Net sales (purchases) of short-term investments - non fiduciary


15


(2)

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash and funds held on behalf of clients


(154)


(3)

Sale of businesses, net of cash and funds held on behalf of clients


80


8

Capital expenditures


(126)


(102)

Cash used for investing activities


(209)


(116)

Cash flows from financing activities





Share repurchase


(2,528)


(1,543)

Issuance of shares for employee benefit plans


(156)


(122)

Commercial paper issuances, net of repayments


(425)


151

Issuance of debt


1,967


999

Repayment of debt



(413)

Increase in fiduciary liabilities, net of fiduciary receivables


1,200


786

Cash dividends to shareholders


(347)


(335)

Noncontrolling interests and other financing activities


(50)


(117)

Cash used for financing activities


(339)


(594)

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients


(1,079)


(93)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients


550


448

Cash, cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients at beginning of period


6,645


6,573

Cash, cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients at end of period


$             7,195


$             7,021

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients:





Cash and cash equivalents


$                692


$                609

Funds held on behalf of clients


6,503


6,412

Total cash and cash equivalents and funds held on behalf of clients


$             7,195


$             7,021

 

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