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Marsh & McLennan informa resultados del Q4 del 2020, y del año completo

Lunes, 25 Enero 2021

Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2020.

Dan Glaser, President and CEO, said: “2020 was a year like no other. I am proud of how our colleagues rose to the challenge, helping clients and one another and achieving impressive financial performance. We ended the year with a strong fourth quarter with positive underlying revenue growth. In 2020, we achieved revenue growth of 3% with underlying revenue growth of 1% and grew adjusted EPS 7%. 

“We demonstrated our resilience as a company in 2020 and are well positioned for growth in 2021.”

Consolidated Results

Consolidated revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $4.4 billion, an increase of 4% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, or 1% on an underlying basis. Operating income was $571 million compared with $592 million in the prior year period. Adjusted operating income, which excludes noteworthy items as presented in the attached supplemental schedules, was $855 million, compared with $856 million in the prior year period. Net income attributable to the Company was $374 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared with $0.76 in the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted earnings per share was $1.19, compared with $1.19 for the prior year period. 

For the year 2020, revenue was $17.2 billion, an increase of 3% compared with 2019, or 1% on an underlying basis. Operating income was $3.1 billion, while adjusted operating income rose 9% to $3.6 billion. Net income attributable to the Company was $2.0 billion. Earnings per share increased 16% to $3.94. Adjusted earnings per share increased 7% to $4.97 compared with $4.66 in 2019.

Risk & Insurance Services

Risk & Insurance Services revenue was $2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 6%, or 3% on an underlying basis. Operating income was $463 million, compared with $365 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted operating income decreased 5% to $525 million. For the year 2020, revenue was $10.3 billion, an increase of 8%, or 3% on an underlying basis. Operating income was $2.3 billion, compared to $1.8 billion in 2019. Adjusted operating income rose 14% to $2.6 billion.

Marsh's revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 was $2.4 billion, an increase of 7%, or 4% on an underlying basis. In U.S./Canada, underlying revenue rose 7%. International operations underlying revenue was flat compared to the prior year period, reflecting underlying growth of 3% in Latin America and 1% in Asia Pacific, and partially offset by a decline of 2% in EMEA. For the year 2020, Marsh’s revenue growth was 7%, or 3% on an underlying basis.

Guy Carpenter's fourth quarter revenue was $162 million, an increase of 7%, or 5% on an underlying basis. For the year 2020, Guy Carpenter’s revenue grew 15% compared to a year ago, or 6% on an underlying basis.

Consulting

Consulting revenue was $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 1%, or a decline of 1% on an underlying basis. Operating income declined to $179 million, compared with $336 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily due to a provision for a legacy JLT E&O. Adjusted operating income was $387 million, an increase of 8% compared with $359 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. For the year 2020, revenue was $7.0 billion, a decrease of 2% on both a GAAP and underlying basis. Operating income was $1.0 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in 2019. Adjusted operating income decreased 2% to $1.2 billion. 

Mercer’s revenue was $1.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 1%, or a 3% decline on an underlying basis. Wealth, with revenue of $629 million, decreased 1% on an underlying basis. Health, with revenue of $445 million, decreased 2% on an underlying basis. Career revenue of $238 million decreased 7% on an underlying basis. For the year 2020, Mercer’s revenue declined 2%, or 1% on an underlying basis.

Oliver Wyman’s revenue was $590 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 4% on an underlying basis. For the year 2020, Oliver Wyman’s revenue was $2.0 billion, a decline of 4% on an underlying basis.

Other Items

In December 2020, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) closed the acquisitions of independent agencies INSPRO, Heritage Insurance Service, Inc., and Compass Financial Partners. For the year 2020, MMA achieved a record year of acquisitions, completing eight transactions with approximately $235 million of combined revenue, marking the largest year of acquired revenue since it was started in 2009. 

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company repaid $700 million of senior notes and prepaid $300 million of floating rate notes due December 2021.

Acerca de Marsh

Marsh, es líder global en corretaje de seguros y consultoría de riesgos. Con más de 35,000 colegas operando en más de 130 países, Marsh da servicio a clientes comerciales e individuales con soluciones de riesgo y servicios de consultoría. Marsh es una subsidiaria, propiedad de Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), la firma profesional global líder de servicios en materia de riesgos, estrategia y capital humano. Con ingresos anuales de más de 18,000 millones de dolares y  76,000 empleados en todo el mundo, MMC ayuda a sus clientes a navegar un ambiente, donde el dinamismo y la complejidad se incrementan constantemente, a través de cuatro firmas líderes de mercado: MarshGuy CarpenterMercer, y  Oliver Wyman. Síguenos en Twitter @MarshGlobal, o en LinkedInFacebook, y YouTube, o suscríbase a BRINK.