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Towers Watson Reports Record-Breaking Year and Strong Fourth Quarter Earnings

  • Revenues increased 1% over prior year fourth quarter (7% constant currency)
  • Adjusted Diluted EPS of $1.51, increase of 13% over prior year fourth quarter
  • Diluted EPS of $1.28, increase of 9% over prior year fourth quarter

Fiscal Year 2015 Reported Revenues of $3.6 billion, up 5% over prior year

Fiscal Year 2015 Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $6.19, up 7% over prior year

Fiscal Year 2015 Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $5.50, up 10% over prior year

Fiscal Year 2015 Free Cash Flow of $502 million, up 28% over prior year

Fiscal Year 2015 Cash flow from operating activities of $574 million, up 26% over prior year

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2015-- Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW), a leading global professional services company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, 2015.

Total revenues were $888 million for the quarter, an increase of 1% (7% constant currency and 6% organic) from $879 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. For the fiscal year, revenues were $3.6 billion, an increase of 5% over the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $180 million, or 20% of revenues, versus Adjusted EBITDA of $169 million, or 19% of revenues, for the prior-year fourth quarter. For the fiscal year, Adjusted EBITDA was $767 million or 21% of revenues.

Income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $89 million, an increase from $82 million for the prior-year fourth quarter. For the quarter, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.28, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.51. For the fiscal year, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $5.50, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $6.19. The tax rate for the quarter for continuing operations was 32%.

“We had a strong finish to a great fiscal year, and are extremely pleased with the quarterly results. This was a year marked by some significant milestones. We achieved record-setting quarterly results as a result of strong client focus and market demand, enhanced our product offerings with the Acclaris and Saville acquisitions, and saw strong growth in our OneExchange membership,” said John Haley, Towers Watson’s chief executive officer. “It’s been rewarding to see the building blocks of our long-term growth strategy starting to take shape, and I look forward to continuing to build on this momentum with the merger of Towers Watson and the Willis Group. We believe Willis to be the right partner to help accelerate and surpass the overall growth strategies of the individual organizations.”

Fourth Quarter Company Highlights

Benefits

For the quarter, the Benefits segment had revenues of $473 million, a decrease of 2% (3% increase constant currency) from $484 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Retirement had low-single digit constant currency revenue growth, led by EMEA as a result of increased client demand in Europe. Health and Group Benefits had high-single digit constant currency revenue growth, due to an increase in new plan management clients and general advisory demand. Technology and Administration Solutions had constant currency revenue growth in the mid-single digits, due to an increase in clients and project work in EMEA. The Benefits segment had a Net Operating Income (“NOI”) margin of 36% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Exchange Solutions

For the quarter, the Exchange Solutions segment had revenues of $98 million, an increase of 31% (31% increase constant currency) from $75 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Retiree and Access Exchanges revenue increased by 30%, primarily as a result of a growing membership base. Exchange Other revenues increased by more than 30%. Revenues grew primarily as a result of increased membership in the Actives and Health and Welfare practices. Consumer Driven Accounts, a practice which was created as a result of the Acclaris acquisition, posted revenues of approximately $4 million. The Exchange Solutions segment had an NOI margin of 15% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Risk and Financial Services

For the quarter, the Risk and Financial Services segment had revenues of $145 million, a decrease of 10% (2% decrease constant currency) from $161 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Risk Consulting and Software had a constant currency revenue decline of low-single digits. Revenue growth in the Americas was offset by decreased consulting demand in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Investment constant currency revenue decreased by mid-single digits. Revenue increases in the Americas and Asia Pacific were offset by declines of performance fees in EMEA. The Risk and Financial Services segment had an NOI margin of 23% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Talent and Rewards

For the quarter, the Talent and Rewards segment had revenues of $145 million, an increase of 11% (17% increase constant currency) from $131 million in the prior-year fourth quarter. Executive Compensation constant currency revenues increased by low-double digits, due to strong demand related to M&A activity in the Americas. Rewards, Talent and Communication had constant currency revenue growth in the mid-teens primarily driven by M&A activity and strong client demand in the Americas and EMEA regions. Data, Surveys and Technology had mid-20% constant currency revenue growth, due to increased demand for employee engagement surveys and project work. Demand remained strong for HR technology projects. The Talent and Rewards segment had an NOI margin of 18% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The second half of the fiscal year typically has lower margins due to the seasonality of the business.

Outlook for Fiscal 2016

This guidance excludes any impact of the merger with Willis.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company expects to report revenues in the range of $870 million to $885 million, reflecting constant currency revenue growth in the range of 5% to 6%. The company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share in the range of $1.30 to $1.35. This guidance assumes an average exchange rate of 1.55 U.S. dollars to the British Pound and 1.10 U.S. dollars to the Euro for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, average exchange rates were 1.67 U.S. dollars to the British Pound and 1.33 U.S. dollars to the Euro. The year over year impact of the change in foreign currency rates is expected to negatively impact reported revenues by approximately $40 million or adjusted diluted earnings per share by $0.04. This impact is incorporated in our guidance ranges.

Conference Call

The company will host a live webcast and conference call to discuss the financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. It will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and can be accessed via the Internet at www.towerswatson.com. The replay of the call will be available shortly after the live call for a period of three months. A telephonic replay of the call will also be available through August 12, 2015 at 404-537-3406, conference ID 92166490.

About Towers Watson

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 16,000 associates around the world, the company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Learn more at towerswatson.com.

Non-U.S. GAAP Measures

In order to assist readers of our financial statements in understanding the core operating results that the Company’s management uses to evaluate the business and for financial planning, we present the following non-U.S. GAAP measures: (1) Constant Currency Change, (2) Organic Change, (3) Adjusted EBITDA, (4) Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share from continuing operations, (5) Adjusted income from continuing operations and (6) Free Cash Flow. The Company believes these measures are relevant and provide useful information widely used by analysts, investors and other interested parties in our industry to provide a baseline for evaluating and comparing our operating results.

We evaluate our revenues on an as reported, constant currency, and an organic basis. We believe providing constant currency and organic information provides valuable supplemental information regarding our results, consistent with how we evaluate our performance internally.

We consider Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share from continuing operations to be important financial measures, which we use to internally evaluate and assess our core operations, and benchmark our operating results against our competitors. We use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate and measure awards made under our performance-based compensation plans. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share are important in illustrating what our operating results would have been had we not incurred these acquisition-related expenses. Adjusted Income from continuing operations is used solely for the purpose of calculating Adjusted diluted earnings per share. Free Cash Flow is used to evaluate our core operating performance.

The Company’s non-U.S. GAAP measures and their accompanying definitions are presented as follows:

  • Constant Currency Change – Represents the year over year change in revenues excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations. To calculate this impact, the prior year local currency results are first translated using the current year monthly average exchange rates. The change is calculated by comparing the adjusted prior year revenues to the current year as reported revenues for the same period.
  • Organic Change - excludes both the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, as described above, as well as the impact of acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Adjusted EBITDA – net income (attributable to common stockholders) adjusted for discontinued operations, net of tax, provision for income taxes, interest, net, depreciation and amortization, transaction and integration expenses, and other non-operating income excluding income from variable interest entity.
  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share - Adjusted Income from continuing operations divided by the weighted average shares of common stock, diluted.
  • Adjusted income from continuing operations – net income (attributable to common stockholders) adjusted for discontinued operations, net of tax, and adjusted for certain tax-effected merger and acquisition related items of amortization of intangible assets and transaction and integration expenses.
  • Free Cash Flow - Cash Flows from Operating Activities less cash used to purchase Fixed Assets and Software for Internal Use.

These non-U.S. GAAP measures are not defined in the same manner by all companies and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. Non-U.S. GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, the information contained within our financial statements.

Reconciliation of the As Reported Change to Constant Currency Change, the As Reported Change to Organic Change, Net income (attributable to common stockholders) to Adjusted EBITDA, Net income (attributable to common stockholders) to Adjusted income from continuing operations, Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share from continuing operations and Cash Flows from Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow are included in the accompanying tables and supplemental slides to today’s press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements and other forward-looking statements in this document by words such as “may”, “will”, “would”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “plan”, “intend”, “continue”, or similar words, expressions or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Towers Watson's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the ability to consummate the Company’s proposed merger with Willis (the “proposed transaction”); the ability to obtain requisite regulatory and shareholder approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction on the proposed terms and schedule; the ability of Willis and Towers Watson to successfully integrate their respective operations and employees and realize synergies and cost savings at the times, and to the extent, anticipated; the potential impact of the announcement or consummation of the proposed transaction on relationships, including with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; significant competition that Willis and Towers Watson face; compliance with extensive government regulation; the combined company’s ability to make acquisitions and its ability to integrate or manage such acquired businesses; a decline in client demand (for example, resulting from the reduced use of defined benefit plans); the risk of a disclosure breach of company or client data; the risk of translation exposure impacting our results, arising from foreign currency exchange and interest rate fluctuations and volatility; the ability to successfully make suitable acquisitions and divestitures; the risk that the acquisitions of Acclaris, Saville Consulting or other acquisitions are not profitable or successful, or are not otherwise successfully integrated; the risk of a change in the availability to employers of tax-advantaged consumer-directed benefits; our ability to protect client data and our information systems; the risk that potential changes in federal and state health care regulations, or future interpretation of existing regulations, may have a material adverse impact on our business; the risk that our Exchange Solutions or OneExchange businesses fail to maintain good relationships with insurance carriers, become dependent upon a limited number of insurance carriers or fail to develop new insurance carrier relationships; the risk that changes and developments in the health insurance system in the United States could harm our business; our ability to respond to rapid technological changes; the ability to recruit and retain qualified employees and to retain client relationships; and the risk that a significant or prolonged economic downturn could have a material adverse effect on Towers Watson's business, financial condition and results of operations. Additional risks and factors are identified under “Risk Factors” in Towers Watson’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC.

You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events because these statements are based on assumptions that may not come true and are speculative by their nature. Towers Watson does not undertake an obligation to update any of the forward-looking information included in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed expectations or otherwise.

Where You Can Find Additional Information

In connection with the proposed merger of Towers Watson and Willis Group, Willis Group will file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) that will contain a joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. YOU ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND THE OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TOWERS WATSON, WILLIS GROUP AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. You will be able to obtain the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when it becomes available) and the other documents filed with the Commission free of charge at the Commission’s website, www.sec.gov. In addition, you may obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when it becomes available) and the other documents filed by Towers Watson and Willis Group with the Commission by requesting them in writing from Towers Watson, 901 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, Attention: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (703) 258-8000, or from Willis Group, Brookfield Place, 200 Liberty Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10281-1003, Attention: Peter Poillon, Investor Relations, or by telephone at (212) 915-8084.

Towers Watson and Willis Group and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed under the rules of the Commission to be participants in the solicitation of proxies. Information about Towers Watson’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Towers Watson common stock is set forth in Towers Watson’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed on October 3, 2014 with the Commission. Information about Willis Group’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Willis Group common stock is set forth in Willis Group proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 17, 2015 with the Commission. Information regarding the identity of the potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other materials when they are filed with the Commission.

               
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Supplemental Segment Information
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
 
 
Segment Revenue
 
Revenue for the Three Components of Revenue Change
Months Ended June 30, As Reported Currency Constant Currency Acquisitions Organic
2015 2014 Change Impact Change Divestitures Change
 
Benefits* $ 472,651 $ 484,399 (2 )% (5 )% 3 % 0 % 3 %
Exchange Solutions* 97,851 74,793 31 % 0 % 31 % 6 % 25 %
Risk & Financial Services 145,105 161,094 (10 )% (8 )% (2 )% 0 % (2 )%
Talent & Rewards   145,450   131,239 11 % (6 )% 17 % 2 % 15 %
Reportable Segments $ 861,057 $ 851,525
 
*FY14 recast to reflect Exchange Solutions Segment expansion
 
Revenue for the Components of Revenue Change
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, As Reported Currency Constant Currency Acquisitions Organic
2015 2014 Change Impact Change Divestitures Change
 
Benefits* $ 1,922,380 $ 1,873,289 3 % (3 )% 6 % 0 % 6 %
Exchange Solutions* 375,020 276,360 36 % 0 % 36 % 3 % 33 %
Risk & Financial Services 603,621 638,437 (5 )% (4 )% (1 )% 0 % (1 )%
Talent & Rewards   622,820   582,703 7 % (3 )% 10 % 0 % 10 %
Reportable Segments $ 3,523,841 $ 3,370,789
 
*FY14 recast to reflect Exchange Solutions Segment expansion
 
Reconciliation of Reportable Segment Revenue to Consolidated Revenue
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Reportable Segments $ 861,057 $ 851,525 $ 3,523,841 $ 3,370,789
Reimbursable Expenses and Other   27,153   27,460     121,112     111,123  
Consolidated Revenues $ 888,210 $ 878,985 $ 3,644,953 $ 3,481,912
 
 
Reconciliation of As Reported Revenue change to Constant Currency change and Organic change
 
Components of Revenue Change
Consolidated Revenue As Reported Currency Constant Currency Acquisitions Organic
2015 2014 Change Impact Change Divestitures Change
 
Three Months ended June 30, $ 888,210 $ 878,985 1 % (6 )% 7 % 1 % 6 %
Fiscal Year Ended June 30, $ 3,644,953 $ 3,481,912 5 % (3 )% 8 % 0 % 8 %
 

         
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Supplemental Segment Information
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
 
 
 
Segment Net Operating Income
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Benefits* $ 170,506 $ 159,823 $ 692,161 $ 599,907
Exchange Solutions* 14,536 17,423 61,813 51,941
Risk & Financial Services 33,467 38,472 160,442 148,448
Talent & Rewards   26,876     10,569     159,233     119,287  
Reportable Segments $ 245,385 $ 226,287 $ 1,073,649 $ 919,583
 
*FY14 recast to reflect Exchange Solutions Segment expansion
 
Reconciliation of Reportable Segment Net Operating Income to Income from Operations
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Reportable Segments $ 245,385 $ 226,287 $ 1,073,649 $ 919,583
Differences in Allocation Methods (691 ) 9,328 25,513 19,298
Amortization of Intangible Assets (15,892 ) (18,249 ) (65,741 ) (75,212 )
Transaction and Integration Expenses (6,984 ) - (6,984 ) (1,049 )
Stock-Based Compensation (6,021 ) (3,578 ) (22,040 ) (11,285 )
Discretionary Compensation (72,760 ) (75,509 ) (373,672 ) (301,428 )
Payroll Tax on Discretionary Compensation (2,744 ) (3,506 ) (20,451 ) (17,484 )
Other, net   (9,177 )   (9,535 )   (21,673 )   (37,915 )
Income from Operations $ 131,116 $ 125,238 $ 588,601 $ 494,508
 

               
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Data)
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Net Income (attributable to common stockholders) $ 89,102 $ 82,392 $ 384,978 $ 359,300
Less: Income from Discontinued Operations, net of tax   -    

77

    -     6,057  
Income from Continuing Operations (attributable to common stockholders) 89,102 82,315 384,978 353,243
Adjusted for certain acquisition related items:
Amortization of intangible assets 10,845 12,089 43,285 54,354
Transaction and integration expenses including severance   4,766     -     4,598     758  
Adjusted Income from continuing operations $ 104,713 $ 94,404 $ 432,861 $ 408,355
 
Weighted average shares of common stock, diluted (000) 69,528 70,679 70,007 70,955
 
Diluted EPS from continuing operations $ 1.28 $ 1.17 $ 5.50 $ 4.98
Adjusted for certain acquisition related items:
Amortization of intangible assets 0.16 0.17 0.62 0.77
Transaction and integration expenses including severance   0.07     -     0.07     0.01  
Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations $ 1.51 $ 1.34 $ 6.19 $ 5.76
 
 
Three Months Ended June 30, Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Net Income (attributable to common stockholders) $ 89,102 $ 82,392 $ 384,978 $ 359,300
Less: Income from Discontinued Operations, net of tax   -     77     -     6,057  
Income from Continuing Operations (attributable to common stockholders) 89,102 82,315 384,978 353,243
Provision for Income Taxes 41,603 41,927 200,062 138,249
Interest, net 1,034 1,522 5,132 6,228
Depreciation and Amortization 42,126 43,887 172,287 174,818
Transaction and Integration Expenses 6,984 - 6,984 1,049
Other Non-Operating Income (a)   (910 )   (483 )   (2,224 )   (3,929 )
Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin $ 179,939 20.3 % $ 169,168 19.2 % $ 767,219 21.0 % $ 669,658 19.2 %
 
(a) Other non-operating income includes income from affiliates and other non operating income excluding income from variable interest entity
 

       
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Per Share Data)
 
 

Three Months Ended June 30,

Fiscal Year Ended June 30,

2015 2014 2015 2014
 
Revenue $ 888,210   $ 878,985   $ 3,644,953   $ 3,481,912  
 
Costs of providing services:
Salaries and employee benefits 525,034 531,896 2,159,057 2,106,431
Professional and subcontracted services 68,604 61,572 268,277 249,775
Occupancy 32,596 35,595 137,841 137,883
General and administrative expenses 81,750 80,797 311,906 317,448
Depreciation and amortization 42,126 43,887 172,287 174,818
Transaction and integration expenses   6,984     -     6,984     1,049  
  757,094     753,747     3,056,352     2,987,404  
 
Income from operations 131,116 125,238 588,601 494,508
 
Income from affiliates 50 - 33 -
Interest income 1,048 956 3,943 2,803
Interest expense (2,082 ) (2,478 ) (9,075 ) (9,031 )
Other non-operating income   860     483     2,191     10,226  
 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 130,992 124,199 585,693 498,506
 
Provision for income taxes   41,603     41,927     200,062     138,249  
 
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 89,389 82,272 385,631 360,257
 
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $-, ($1,810), $- and $39,202, respectively   -     77     -     6,057  
 
NET INCOME BEFORE NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS 89,389 82,349 385,631 366,314
 
Less: Income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests   287     (43 )   653     7,014  
 
NET INCOME (attributable to common stockholders) $ 89,102   $ 82,392   $ 384,978   $ 359,300  
 
 
Basic earnings per share (attributable to common stockholders):
Income from continuing operations $ 1.29 $ 1.17 $ 5.52 $ 5.00
Income from discontinued operations   -     -     -     0.09  
Net income $ 1.29   $ 1.17   $ 5.52   $ 5.09  
 
Diluted earnings per share (attributable to common stockholders):
Income from continuing operations $ 1.28 $ 1.17 $ 5.50 $ 4.98
Income from discontinued operations   -     -     -     0.08  
Net income $ 1.28   $ 1.17   $ 5.50   $ 5.06  
 
 
Weighted average shares of common stock, basic (000)   69,336     70,291     69,766     70,587  
Weighted average shares of common stock, diluted (000)   69,528     70,679     70,007     70,955  
 

   
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars, Except Share Data)
 
June 30, June 30,
2015 2014
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 715,151 $ 727,849
Fiduciary assets 38,075 12,010
Short-term investments 127,156 122,761
Receivables from clients:

 

Billed, net of allowances of $7,665 and $8,075 479,536 507,213
Unbilled, at estimated net realizable value   320,827     314,020  
800,363 821,233
 
Other current assets   155,487     124,645  
Total current assets 1,836,232 1,808,498
 
Fixed assets, net 390,681 374,444
Deferred income taxes 62,772 79,103
Goodwill 2,278,351 2,313,058
Intangible assets, net 654,087 657,293
Other assets   172,051     395,390  
Total Assets $ 5,394,174   $ 5,627,786  
 
Liabilities
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred income $ 424,403 $ 404,760
Employee-related liabilities 581,115 518,532
Fiduciary liabilities 38,075 12,010
Term loan - current 25,000 25,000
Other current liabilities   62,281     74,297  
Total current liabilities 1,130,874 1,034,599
 
Revolving credit facility 40,000 -
Term loan 175,000 200,000
Accrued retirement benefits and other employee-related liabilities 648,655 768,024
Professional liability claims reserve 235,856 225,959
Other noncurrent liabilities   216,277     288,255  
Total Liabilities   2,446,662     2,516,837  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Stockholders' Equity

Class A Common Stock — $0.01 par value: 300,000,000 shares authorized; 74,552,661 issued, and 69,281,754 and 70,338,891 outstanding

746 746
Additional paid-in capital 1,870,745 1,849,119
Treasury stock, at cost — 5,270,907 and 4,213,770 shares (429,286 ) (286,182 )
Retained earnings 2,066,104 1,722,927
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (576,298 )   (189,702 )
Total Stockholders' Equity   2,932,011     3,096,908  
Non-controlling interest   15,501     14,041  
Total Equity   2,947,512     3,110,949  
 
Total Liabilities and Total Equity $ 5,394,174   $ 5,627,786  
 

   
TOWERS WATSON & CO.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In Thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
Fiscal Year Ended June 30,
2015 2014
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income before non-controlling interests $ 385,631 $ 366,314
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
Provision for doubtful receivables from clients 20,584 4,429
Depreciation 106,546 99,606
Amortization of intangible assets 65,741 75,932
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, pretax - (23,950 )
Provision for deferred income taxes 70,452 58,220
Stock-based compensation 36,129 22,517
Other, net 3,876 (3,704 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (net of business acquisitions)
Receivables from clients (42,534 ) 17,528
Fiduciary assets (25,323 ) 113,317
Other current assets (3,483 ) 14,722
Other noncurrent assets 10,617 (9,175 )
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred income 14,655 16,000
Employee-related liabilities 111,611 (46,766 )
Fiduciary liabilities 25,323 (113,317 )
Accrued retirement benefits and other employee-related liabilities (114,387 ) (139,922 )
Professional liability claims reserves 16,393 (27,967 )
Other current liabilities 14,560 4,838
Other noncurrent liabilities (36,764 ) (26,095 )
Income tax related accounts   (86,108 )   53,564  
Cash flows from operating activities   573,519     456,091  
 
Cash flows used in investing activities:
Cash paid for business acquisitions (210,774 ) (211,894 )
Cash transferred with discontinued operations - (25,066 )
Proceeds from discontinued operations - 259,677
Cash acquired from business acquisitions 3,759 17,763
Fixed assets and software for internal use (71,435 ) (64,825 )
Capitalized software costs (63,791 ) (55,996 )
Purchases of investments of consolidated variable interest entity - (109,510 )
Purchases of held-to-maturity investments (288,957 ) (142,971 )
Redemptions of held-to-maturity investments 261,122 37,161
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (14,978 ) (30,143 )
Sales and redemptions of available-for-sale securities   23,079     57,742  
Cash flows used in investing activities   (361,975 )   (268,062 )
 
Cash flows used in financing activities:
Borrowings under credit facility 493,000 220,600
Repayments under credit facility (423,000 ) (220,600 )
Repayments of notes payable (25,000 ) (25,000 )
Earn-out payments (3,526 ) (3,652 )
Cash received from consolidated variable interest entity - 109,510
Contingent retention liability - 21,746
Cash paid on retention liability (10,338 ) (1,939 )
Dividends paid (41,801 ) (21,058 )
Repurchases of common stock (168,242 ) (92,823 )
Payroll tax payments on vested shares (16,161 ) (11,822 )
Excess tax benefits   4,540     9,794  
Cash flows used in financing activities   (190,528 )   (15,244 )
 
Effect of exchange rates on cash   (33,714 )   22,259  
 
(Decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents (12,698 ) 195,044
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   727,849     532,805  
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 715,151   $ 727,849  
 

Source: Towers Watson

Towers Watson
Investor Contact:
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aida.sukys@towerswatson.com