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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                     to                     

Commission file number 001-13619

 

BROWN & BROWN, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Florida

 

 

59-0864469

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

220 South Ridgewood Avenue,

Daytona Beach, FL

 

 

32114

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (386) 252-9601

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.10 Par Value

BRO

New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes       No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes       No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

 

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes       No  

The number of shares of the Registrant’s common stock, $0.10 par value, outstanding as of April 28, 2020 was 283,403,675 .

 

 

 

 

 


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BROWN & BROWN, INC.

INDEX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE NO.

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements (Unaudited):

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

5

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019

 

6

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

7

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

 

8

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

22

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

36

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

 

37

 

 

 

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

38

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

 

38

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

39

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

 

40

SIGNATURE

 

41

 

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Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Brown & Brown, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “Brown & Brown” or the “Company”), makes “forward-looking statements” within the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, throughout this report and in the documents we incorporate by reference into this report , including those relating to the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, operations, financial performance and prospects. You can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan” and “continue” or similar words. We have based these statements on our current expectations about potential future events. Although we believe the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the reports, statements, information and announcements incorporated by reference into this report are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of our knowledge of our business, a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, whether oral or written, made by us or on our behalf. Further, statements about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, operations, financial performance and prospects may constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to the risk that the actual impacts may differ, possibly materially, from what is reflected in those forward-looking statements due to factors and future developments that are uncertain, unpredictable and in many cases beyond our control, including the scope and duration of the pandemic, actions taken by governmental authorities in response to the pandemic, and the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on our customers, insurance carriers, third parties and us. Many of these factors have previously been identified in filings or statements made by us or on our behalf. Important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this report include but are not limited to the following items, in addition to those matters described in Part I, Item 2 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”:

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting governmental and societal responses, the severity and duration of the pandemic, and the resulting impact on the U.S. economy, the global economy, and the Company’s business, liquidity, customers, insurance carriers and third parties;

 

The inability to retain or hire qualified employees, as well as the loss of any of our executive officers or other key employees;

 

Acquisition-related risks that could negatively affect the success of our growth strategy, including the possibility that we may not be able successfully identify suitable acquisition candidates, complete acquisitions, integrate acquired businesses into our operations, and expand into new markets;

 

A cybersecurity attack or any other interruption in information technology and/or data security and/or outsourcing relationships;

 

The requirement for additional resources and time to adequately respond to dynamics resulting from rapid technological change;

 

Changes in data privacy and protection laws and regulations or any failure to comply with such laws and regulations;

 

The loss of or significant change to any of our insurance company relationships, which could result in additional expense, loss of market share or material decrease in our profit-sharing contingent commissions, guaranteed supplemental commissions or incentive commissions;

 

Adverse economic conditions, natural disasters, or regulatory changes in states where we have a high concentration of our business;

 

The inability to maintain our culture or a change in management, management philosophy or our business strategy;

 

Risks facing us in our Services Segment, including our third-party claims administration operations, that are distinct from those we face in our insurance intermediary operations;

 

Our failure to comply with any covenants contained in our debt agreements;

 

The possibility that covenants in our debt agreements could prevent use from engaging in certain potentially beneficial activities;

 

Changes in estimates, judgments or assumptions used in the preparation of our financial statements;

 

Improper disclosure of confidential information;

 

The limitations of our system of disclosure and internal controls and procedures in preventing errors or fraud, or in informing management of all material information in a timely manner;

 

The potential adverse effect of certain actual or potential claims, regulatory actions or proceedings on our businesses, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity;

 

Changes in the U.S.-based credit markets that might adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition;

 

The significant control certain existing shareholders have over the Company;

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Risks related to our international operations, which may require more time and expense than our domestic options to achieve or maintain profitability;

 

Risks associated with the current interest rate environment and to the extent we use debt to finance our investments, changes in interest rates will affect our cost of capital and net investment income;

 

Disintermediation within the insurance industry, including increased competition from insurance companies, technology companies and the financial services industry, as well as the shift away from traditional insurance markets;

 

Changes in current U.S. or global economic conditions;

 

Effects related to pandemics, epidemics, or outbreaks of infectious diseases;

 

Conditions that result in reduced insurer capacity;

 

Quarterly and annual variations in our commissions that result from the timing of policy renewals and the net effect of new and lost business production;

 

The possibility that one of the financial institutions we use fails or is taken over by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC);

 

Uncertainty in our business practices and compensation arrangements due to potential changes in regulations;

 

Regulatory changes that could reduce our profitability or growth by increasing compliance costs, technology compliance, restricting the products or services we may sell, the markets we may enter, the methods by which we may sell our products and services, or the prices we may charge for our services and the form of compensation we may accept from our customers, carriers and third-parties;

 

Intangible asset risk, including the possibility that our goodwill may become impaired in the future;

 

A decrease in demand for liability insurance as a result of tort reform litigation;

 

Changes in our credit ratings;

 

Volatility in our stock price; and

 

Other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.

Assumptions as to any of the foregoing and all statements are not based upon historical fact, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events. Forward-looking statements that we make or that are made by others on our behalf are based upon a knowledge of our business and the environment in which we operate, but because of the factors listed above, among others, actual results may differ from those in the forward-looking statements. Consequently, these cautionary statements qualify all of the forward-looking statements we make herein. We cannot assure you that the results or developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that those results or developments will result in the expected consequences for us or affect us, our business or our operations in the way we expect. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. We assume no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements.

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1 — Financial Statements (Unaudited)

BROWN & BROWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

For the three months

ended March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissions and fees

 

$

696,503

 

 

$

617,463

 

Investment income

 

 

1,161

 

 

 

1,081

 

Other income, net

 

 

831

 

 

 

736

 

Total revenues

 

 

698,495

 

 

 

619,280

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

349,624

 

 

 

332,837

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

107,132

 

 

 

88,783

 

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

(260

)

 

 

505

 

Amortization

 

 

26,391

 

 

 

26,192

 

Depreciation

 

 

6,021

 

 

 

6,035

 

Interest

 

 

15,291

 

 

 

15,198

 

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(10,957

)

 

 

1,210

 

Total expenses

 

 

493,242

 

 

 

470,760

 

Income before income taxes

 

 

205,253

 

 

 

148,520

 

Income taxes

 

 

52,853

 

 

 

34,624

 

Net income

 

$

152,400

 

 

$

113,896

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.41

 

Diluted

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.40

 

Dividends declared per share

 

$

0.085

 

 

$

0.080

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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BROWN & BROWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

March 31,

2020

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

385,788

 

 

$

542,174

 

Restricted cash and investments

 

 

389,390

 

 

 

420,801

 

Short-term investments

 

 

16,595

 

 

 

12,325

 

Premiums, commissions and fees receivable

 

 

1,000,120

 

 

 

942,834

 

Reinsurance recoverable

 

 

33,556

 

 

 

58,505

 

Prepaid reinsurance premiums

 

 

333,806

 

 

 

366,021

 

Other current assets

 

 

124,582

 

 

 

152,142

 

Total current assets

 

 

2,283,837

 

 

 

2,494,802

 

Fixed assets, net

 

 

159,361

 

 

 

148,627

 

Operating lease assets

 

 

193,591

 

 

 

184,288

 

Goodwill

 

 

3,881,576

 

 

 

3,746,094

 

Amortizable intangible assets, net

 

 

932,874

 

 

 

916,768

 

Investments

 

 

23,340

 

 

 

27,378

 

Other assets

 

 

107,766

 

 

 

104,864

 

Total assets

 

$

7,582,345

 

 

$

7,622,821

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiums payable to insurance companies

 

$

974,297

 

 

$

1,014,317

 

Losses and loss adjustment reserve

 

 

33,553

 

 

 

58,505

 

Unearned premiums

 

 

333,806

 

 

 

366,021

 

Premium deposits and credits due customers

 

 

127,641

 

 

 

113,841

 

Accounts payable

 

 

151,674

 

 

 

99,960

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

210,898

 

 

 

337,717

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

58,750

 

 

 

55,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

1,890,619

 

 

 

2,045,361

 

Long-term debt less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

 

 

1,483,355

 

 

 

1,500,343

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

176,748

 

 

 

167,855

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

 

323,404

 

 

 

328,277

 

Other liabilities

 

 

228,378

 

 

 

230,706

 

Shareholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.10 per share; authorized 560,000 shares; issued 298,934 shares and outstanding 283,441 shares at 2020, issued 297,106

   shares and outstanding 281,655 shares at 2019 - in thousands.

 

 

29,893

 

 

 

29,711

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

718,261

 

 

 

716,049

 

Treasury stock, at cost at 15,493 shares at 2020, 15,451 shares at 2019, respectively - in thousands

 

 

(537,672

)

 

 

(536,243

)

Retained earnings

 

 

3,269,359

 

 

 

3,140,762

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

3,479,841

 

 

 

3,350,279

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

7,582,345

 

 

$

7,622,821

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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BROWN & BROWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

Shares

 

 

Par Value

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

Capital

 

 

Treasury

Stock

 

 

Retained

Earnings

 

 

Total

 

Balance at December 31, 2019

 

 

297,106

 

 

$

29,711

 

 

$

716,049

 

 

$

(536,243

)

 

$

3,140,762

 

 

$

3,350,279

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

152,400

 

 

 

152,400

 

Net unrealized holding (loss) gain on available-for-

   sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

194

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

 

 

 

293

 

Common stock issued for employee stock benefit plans

 

 

1,828

 

 

 

182

 

 

 

2,018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,200

 

Purchase of treasury stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,429

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,429

)

Cash dividends paid ($0.085 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23,902

)

 

 

(23,902

)

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

298,934

 

 

$

29,893

 

 

$

718,261

 

 

$

(537,672

)

 

$

3,269,359

 

 

$

3,479,841

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

 

293,380

 

 

$

29,338

 

 

$

615,180

 

 

$

(477,572

)

 

$

2,833,622

 

 

$

3,000,568

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113,896

 

 

 

113,896

 

Net unrealized holding (loss) gain on available-for-

   sale securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

 

Common stock issued for employee stock benefit plans

 

 

2,465

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

5,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,209

 

Cash dividends paid ($0.080 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22,348

)

 

 

(22,348

)

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

 

295,845

 

 

$

29,584

 

 

$

621,249

 

 

$

(477,572

)

 

$

2,925,170

 

 

$

3,098,431

 

��

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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BROWN & BROWN, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)  

 

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

152,400

 

 

$

113,896

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization

 

 

26,391

 

 

 

26,192

 

Depreciation

 

 

6,021

 

 

 

6,035

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation

 

 

9,047

 

 

 

12,994

 

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(10,957

)

 

 

1,210

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(4,974

)

 

 

(14,875

)

Amortization of debt discount and disposal of deferred financing costs

 

 

512

 

 

 

456

 

Accretion (amortization) of discounts and premiums, investment

 

 

7

 

 

 

(7

)

Net gain/(loss) on sales of investments, fixed assets and customer accounts

 

 

(196

)

 

 

799

 

Payments on acquisition earn-outs in excess of original estimated payables

 

 

(337

)

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect from acquisitions and divestitures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premiums, commissions and fees receivable (increase) decrease

 

 

(53,090

)

 

 

(6,484

)

Reinsurance recoverables (increase) decrease

 

 

24,949

 

 

 

14,040

 

Prepaid reinsurance premiums (increase) decrease

 

 

32,215

 

 

 

23,557

 

Other assets (increase) decrease

 

 

24,623

 

 

 

(29,521

)

Premiums payable to insurance companies increase (decrease)

 

 

(53,622

)

 

 

(61,229

)

Premium deposits and credits due customers increase (decrease)

 

 

13,149

 

 

 

(11,362

)

Losses and loss adjustment reserve increase (decrease)

 

 

(24,952

)

 

 

(13,856

)

Unearned premiums increase (decrease)

 

 

(32,215

)

 

 

(23,557

)

Accounts payable increase (decrease)

 

 

56,981

 

 

 

56,436

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities increase (decrease)

 

 

(126,786

)

 

 

(97,689

)

Other liabilities increase (decrease)

 

 

(5,349

)

 

 

8,321

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

33,817

 

 

 

5,356

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions to fixed assets

 

 

(16,458

)

 

 

(23,186

)

Payments for businesses acquired, net of cash acquired

 

 

(153,291

)

 

 

(95,081

)

Proceeds from sales of fixed assets and customer accounts

 

 

385

 

 

 

32

 

Purchases of investments

 

 

(1,513

)

 

 

(31

)

Proceeds from sales of investments

 

 

1,668

 

 

 

2,392

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(169,209

)

 

 

(115,874

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments on acquisition earn-outs

 

 

(6,477

)

 

 

(579

)

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

350,000

 

Payments on long-term debt

 

 

(13,750

)

 

 

(8,750

)

Deferred debt issuance costs

 

 

 

 

 

(3,698

)

Payments on revolving credit facilities

 

 

 

 

 

(350,000

)

Issuances of common stock for employee stock benefit plans

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

Repurchase shares to fund tax withholdings for non-cash stock-based compensation

 

 

(6,847

)

 

 

(6,832

)

Purchase of treasury stock

 

 

(1,429

)

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid

 

 

(23,902

)

 

 

(22,348

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

(52,405

)

 

 

(42,191

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash

 

 

(187,797

)

 

 

(152,709

)

Cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

962,975

 

 

 

777,596

 

Cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash at end of period

 

$

775,178

 

 

$

624,887

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Refer to Note 10 for the reconciliations of cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash and investments.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

NOTE 1  Nature of Operations

Brown & Brown, Inc., a Florida corporation, and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Brown & Brown” or the “Company”) is a diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and service organization that markets and sells insurance products and services, primarily in the property, casualty and employee benefits areas. Brown & Brown’s business is divided into 4 reportable segments. The Retail Segment provides a broad range of insurance products and services to commercial, public and quasi-public entities, professional and individual insured customers, and non-insurance risk-mitigating products through our automobile dealer services (“F&I”) businesses. The National Programs Segment, which acts as a managing general agent (“MGA”), provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals, a range of insurance products for individuals, flood coverage, and targeted products and services designated for specific industries, trade groups, governmental entities and market niches, all of which are delivered through a nationwide network of independent agents, including Brown & Brown retail agents. The Wholesale Brokerage Segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal lines insurance, primarily through independent agents and brokers, as well as Brown & Brown retail agents. The Services Segment provides insurance-related services, including third-party claims administration and comprehensive medical utilization management services in both the workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, as well as Medicare Set-aside services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services and claims adjusting services.

NOTE 2  Basis of Financial Reporting

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions for Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation have been included. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

The preparation of these financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, as well as disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities, at the date of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2020-04, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting." The amendments provide optional guidance for a limited time to ease the potential burden in accounting for reference rate reform. The new guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. The amendments apply only to contracts and hedging relationships that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued due to reference rate reform. These amendments are effective immediately and may be applied prospectively to contract modifications made and hedging relationships entered into or evaluated on or before December 31, 2022. We are currently evaluating our contracts and the available expedients provided by the new standard.

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes”. The standard removes specific exceptions in the current rules and eliminates the need for an organization to analyze whether the following apply in a given period: (a) exception to the incremental approach for intra-period tax allocation; (b) exceptions to accounting for basis differences when there are ownership changes in foreign investments and (c) exception in interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The standard also is designed to improve financial statement preparers’ application of income tax-related guidance and simplify GAAP for (a) franchise taxes that are partially based on income; (b) transactions with a government that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill; (c) separate financial statements of legal entities that are not subject to tax and (d) enacted changes in tax laws in interim periods. The standard takes effect for public business entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this standard will have on the Company’s financial position.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other—Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract,” which provides guidance for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal-use software license). ASU 2018-15 became effective for public companies for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted ASU 2018-15 effective January 1, 2020. The impact of adoption of these standards on our consolidated financial statements, including accounting policies, processes, and systems, was not material.

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In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, “Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment.” The new guidance eliminates Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. The updated guidance requires an entity to perform its annual or interim goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit to its carrying value, and recognizing a non-cash impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value with the loss not exceeding the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. ASU 2017-04 became effective for public companies for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019 and will be applied prospectively. The Company adopted ASU 2017-04 effective January 1, 2020, with interim or annual goodwill impairment tests now comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value and no longer performing Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. NaN impairment charges were recorded as a result of adopting ASU 2017-04.

  In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments”. The new guidance adds an impairment model, known as the current expected credit loss (CECL) model that is based on expected losses rather than incurred losses. These amendments require the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable forward-looking information, which is intended to result in more timely recognition of such losses. All related guidance has been codified into, and is now known as, ASC 326 – Financial Instruments—Credit Losses. The new standard is effective for public companies for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods therein. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 effective January 1, 2020 and has determined there is not a material impact on the Company’s Financial Statements given that historical trend analysis and assessments for forward-looking qualitative analysis are already integrated into financial assessments for the Company where possible.

NOTE 3  Revenues

The following tables present the revenues disaggregated by revenue source:

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other (8)

 

 

Total

 

Base commissions (1)

 

$

315,888

 

 

$

88,582

 

 

$

55,563

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

460,033

 

Fees (2)

 

 

57,483

 

 

 

34,659

 

 

 

15,641

 

 

 

44,452

 

 

 

(322

)

 

 

151,913

 

Incentive commissions (3)

 

 

52,802

 

 

 

197

 

 

 

3,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

56,759

 

Profit-sharing contingent commissions (4)

 

 

16,095

 

 

 

5,711

 

 

 

2,136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,942

 

Guaranteed supplemental commissions (5)

 

 

4,432

 

 

 

(1,013

)

 

 

437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,856

 

Investment income (6)

 

 

83

 

 

 

263

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

765

 

 

 

1,161

 

Other income, net (7)

 

 

706

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

831

 

Total Revenues

 

$

447,489

 

 

$

128,412

 

 

$

77,698

 

 

$

44,452

 

 

$

444

 

 

$

698,495

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2019

 

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other (8)

 

 

Total

 

Base commissions (1)

 

$

287,200

 

 

$

77,178

 

 

$

54,173

 

 

$

 

 

$

(12

)

 

$

418,539

 

Fees (2)

 

 

43,877

 

 

 

30,246

 

 

 

12,510

 

 

 

49,444

 

 

 

(288

)

 

 

135,789

 

Incentive commissions (3)

 

 

42,775

 

 

 

919

 

 

 

373

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

44,178

 

Profit-sharing contingent commissions (4)

 

 

11,547

 

 

 

860

 

 

 

2,915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15,322

 

Guaranteed supplemental commissions (5)

 

 

3,240

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

391

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,635

 

Investment income (6)

 

 

 

 

 

316

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

677

 

 

 

1,081

 

Other income, net (7)

 

 

592

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

736

 

Total Revenues

 

$

389,231

 

 

$

109,560

 

 

$

70,509

 

 

$

49,492

 

 

$

488

 

 

$

619,280

 

 

(1)

Base commissions generally represent a percentage of the premium paid by an insured and are affected by fluctuations in both premium rate levels charged by insurance companies and the insureds’ underlying “insurable exposure units,” which are units that insurance companies use to measure or express insurance exposed to risk (such as property values, or sales and payroll levels) to determine what premium to charge the insured. Insurance companies establish these premium rates based upon many factors, including loss experience, risk profile and reinsurance rates paid by such insurance companies, none of which we control.

(2)

Fee revenues relate to fees for services other than securing coverage for our customers, fees negotiated in lieu of commissions, and F&I.

(3)

Incentive commissions include additional commissions over base commissions received from insurance carriers based on predetermined production levels mutually agreed upon by both parties.

(4)

Profit-sharing contingent commissions are based primarily on underwriting results, but may also reflect considerations for volume, growth and/or retention.

(5)

Guaranteed supplemental commissions represent guaranteed fixed-base agreements in lieu of profit-sharing contingent commissions.

(6)

Investment income consists primarily of interest on cash and investments.

(7)

Other income consists primarily of legal settlements and other miscellaneous income.

(8)

Fees within other reflects the elimination of intercompany revenues.

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Contract Assets and Liabilities

The balances of contract assets and contract liabilities arising from contracts with customers as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Contract assets

 

$

357,567

 

 

$

289,609

 

Contract liabilities

 

$

53,791

 

 

$

58,126

 

Unbilled receivables (contract assets) arise when the Company recognizes revenue for amounts which have not yet been billed in the Company's systems and are reflected in premiums, commissions and fee receivables in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  Deferred revenue (contract liabilities) relates to payments received in advance of performance under the contract before the transfer of a good or service to the customer.   Deferred revenue is reflected within accrued expenses and other liabilities for those to be recognized in less than 12 months and in other liabilities for those to be recognized more than 12 months from the date presented in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

As of March 31, 2020, deferred revenue consisted of $37.2 million as current portion to be recognized within one year and $16.6 million in long term to be recognized beyond one year.  As of December 31, 2019, deferred revenue consisted of $41.2 million as current portion to be recognized within one year and $16.9 million in long-term deferred revenue to be recognized beyond one year.

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the amount of revenue recognized related to performance obligations satisfied in a previous period, was $9.0 million.  This revenue is primarily related to variable consideration and is inclusive of changes due to estimates.

Other Assets and Deferred Cost

Incremental cost to obtain - The Company defers certain costs to obtain customer contracts primarily as they relate to commission-based compensation plans in the Retail Segment, in which the Company pays an incremental amount of compensation on new business. These incremental costs are deferred and amortized over a 15-year period.  The cost to obtain balance within the other assets caption in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was $31.1 million and $26.9 million as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.  For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company deferred $4.7 million of incremental cost to obtain customer contracts.  The Company recorded an expense of $0.5 million associated with the incremental cost to obtain customer contracts for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Cost to fulfill - The Company defers certain costs to fulfill contracts and recognizes these costs as the associated performance obligations are fulfilled.  The cost to fulfill balance within the other current assets caption in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was $62.9 million and $73.3 million as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.  For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company had net expense of $10.4 million related to the release of previously deferred contract fulfillment costs associated with performance obligations that were satisfied in the period, net of current year deferrals for costs incurred that related to performance obligations yet to be fulfilled.

NOTE 4  Net Income Per Share

Basic net income per share is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares (including participating securities) issued and outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares issued and outstanding plus equivalent shares, assuming the exercise of stock options. The dilutive effect of stock options is computed by application of the treasury-stock method. The following is a reconciliation between basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

For the three months

ended March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net income

 

$

152,400

 

 

$

113,896

 

Net income attributable to unvested awarded performance stock

 

 

(5,192

)

 

 

(3,201

)

Net income attributable to common shares

 

$

147,208

 

 

$

110,695

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basic

 

 

282,397

 

 

 

280,564

 

Less unvested awarded performance stock included in weighted

   average number of common shares outstanding – basic

 

 

(9,621

)

 

 

(7,885

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding for basic

   net income per common share

 

 

272,776

 

 

 

272,679

 

Dilutive effect of stock options

 

 

2,085

 

 

 

2,335

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – diluted

 

 

274,861

 

 

 

275,014

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.41

 

Diluted

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

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NOTE 5  Business Combinations

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, Brown & Brown acquired the assets and assumed certain liabilities of 5 insurance intermediaries.  Additionally, miscellaneous adjustments were recorded to the purchase price allocation of certain prior acquisitions completed within the last 12 months as permitted by Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805 — Business Combinations (“ASC 805”). Such adjustments are presented in the “Other” category within the following two tables. The recorded purchase price for all acquisitions includes an estimation of the fair value of liabilities associated with any potential earn-out provisions. Subsequent changes in the fair value of earn-out obligations will be recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income when incurred.

The fair value of earn-out obligations is based on the present value of the expected future payments to be made to the sellers of the acquired businesses in accordance with the provisions outlined in the respective purchase agreements. In determining fair value, the acquired business’s future performance is estimated using financial projections developed by management for the acquired business and reflects market participant assumptions regarding revenue growth and/or profitability. The expected future payments are estimated on the basis of the earn-out formula and performance targets specified in each purchase agreement compared to the associated financial projections. These payments are then discounted to present value using a risk-adjusted rate that takes into consideration the likelihood that the forecasted earn-out payments will be made.

Based on the acquisition date and the complexity of the underlying valuation work, certain amounts included in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements may be provisional and thus subject to further adjustments within the permitted measurement period, as defined in ASC 805. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, adjustments were made within the permitted measurement period that resulted in an increase in the aggregate purchase price of the affected acquisitions of $0.1 million relating to the assumption of certain liabilities. These measurement period adjustments have been reflected as current period adjustments in the three months ended March 31, 2020 in accordance with the guidance in ASU 2015-16 “Business Combinations.”  The measurement period adjustments primarily impacted goodwill, with no effect on earnings or cash in the current period.

Cash paid for acquisitions was $153.3 million in the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The Company completed 5 acquisitions (excluding book of business purchases) in the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The Company completed 8 acquisitions (excluding book of business purchases) in the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

The following table summarizes the purchase price allocations made as of the date of each acquisition for current year acquisitions and adjustments made during the measurement period for prior year acquisitions. During the measurement periods, the Company will adjust assets or liabilities if new information is obtained about facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date that, if known, would have resulted in the recognition of those assets and liabilities as of that date. These adjustments are made in the period in which the amounts are determined and the current period income effect of such adjustments will be calculated as if the adjustments had been completed as of the acquisition date.

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Business

segment

 

Effective

date of

acquisition

 

Cash

paid

 

 

Other

payable

 

 

Recorded

earn-out

payable

 

 

Net assets

acquired

 

 

Maximum

potential earn-

out payable

 

Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd. (Special Risk)

 

National Programs

 

January 1, 2020

 

$

68,812

 

 

$

 

 

$

4,884

 

 

$

73,696

 

 

$

14,650

 

Texas All Risk General Agency, Inc. et al (Texas Risk)

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

January 1, 2020

 

 

10,511

 

 

 

135

 

 

 

310

 

 

 

10,980

 

 

 

1,150

 

The Colonial Group, Inc. et al (Colonial)

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

March 1, 2020

 

 

29,037

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

5,639

 

 

 

35,203

 

 

 

10,150

 

RLA Insurance Intermediaries, LLC (RLA)

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

March 1, 2020

 

 

42,496

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

2,951

 

 

 

46,233

 

 

 

22,500

 

Other

 

Various

 

Various

 

 

2,435

 

 

 

1,291

 

 

 

194

 

 

 

2,704

 

 

 

1,140

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

$

153,291

 

 

$

1,536

 

 

$

13,978

 

 

$

168,816

 

 

$

49,590

 

 

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The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the aggregate assets and liabilities acquired as of the date of each acquisition and adjustments made during the measurement period of the prior year acquisitions.

 

(in thousands)

 

Special Risk

 

 

Texas Risk

 

 

Colonial

 

 

RLA

 

 

Other

 

 

Total

 

Cash

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Other current assets

 

 

2,159

 

 

 

446

 

 

 

808

 

 

 

 

 

 

747

 

 

 

4,160

 

Fixed assets

 

 

346

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

486

 

Goodwill

 

 

55,607

 

 

 

8,488

 

 

 

26,030

 

 

 

44,592

 

 

 

765

 

 

 

135,482

 

Purchased customer accounts

 

 

14,897

 

 

 

3,674

 

 

 

9,393

 

 

 

12,549

 

 

 

1,279

 

 

 

41,792

 

Non-compete agreements

 

 

136

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

481

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

706

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets acquired

 

 

73,145

 

 

 

12,660

 

 

 

36,333

 

 

 

57,676

 

 

 

2,812

 

 

 

182,626

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

551

 

 

 

(1,680

)

 

 

(1,130

)

 

 

(11,443

)

 

 

(108

)

 

 

(13,810

)

Other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities assumed

 

 

551

 

 

 

(1,680

)

 

 

(1,130

)

 

 

(11,443

)

 

 

(108

)

 

 

(13,810

)

Net assets acquired

 

$

73,696

 

 

$

10,980

 

 

$

35,203

 

 

$

46,233

 

 

$

2,704

 

 

$

168,816

 

 

The other column represents current year acquisitions with total net assets acquired of less than $10.0 million and adjustments from prior year acquisitions that were made within the permitted measurement period.

The weighted average useful lives for the acquired amortizable intangible assets are as follows: purchased customer accounts, 15 years; and non-compete agreements, 5 years.

Goodwill of $135.5 million, which is net of any opening balance sheet adjustments within the allowable measurement period, was allocated to the Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage and Services Segments in the amounts of $0.7 million, $55.6 million, $79.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively. Of the total goodwill of $135.5 million, the amount currently deductible for income tax purposes is $121.5 million and the remaining $14.0 million relates to the recorded earn-out payables and will not be deductible until it is earned and paid.

For the acquisitions completed during 2020, the results of operations since the acquisition dates have been combined with those of the Company. The total revenues from the acquisitions completed through March 31, 2020, included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2020, was $5.6 million. The income before income taxes, including the intercompany cost of capital charge, from the acquisitions completed through March 31, 2020, included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2020, was a loss of $0.5 million. If the acquisitions had occurred as of the beginning of the respective periods, the Company’s results of operations would be as shown in the following table. These unaudited pro forma results are not necessarily indicative of the actual results of operations that would have occurred had the acquisitions actually been made at the beginning of the respective periods.

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except per share data)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Total revenues

 

$

702,333

 

 

$

628,230

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

206,330

 

 

$

150,948

 

Net income

 

$

153,200

 

 

$

115,758

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.41

 

Diluted

 

$

0.54

 

 

$

0.41

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

272,776

 

 

 

272,679

 

Diluted

 

 

274,861

 

 

 

275,014

 

 

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As of March 31, 2020 and 2019, the fair values of the estimated acquisition earn-out payables were re-evaluated and measured at fair value on a recurring basis using unobservable inputs (Level 3) as defined in ASC 820- Fair Value Measurement. The resulting additions, payments, and net changes, as well as the interest expense accretion on the estimated acquisition earn-out payables, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Balance as of the beginning of the period

 

$

161,513

 

 

$

89,924

 

Additions to estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

13,978

 

 

 

18,155

 

Payments for estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(6,814

)

 

 

(579

)

Subtotal

 

 

168,677

 

 

 

107,500

 

Net change in earnings from estimated acquisition earn-out payables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value on estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(12,641

)

 

 

50

 

Interest expense accretion

 

 

1,684

 

 

 

1,160

 

Net change in earnings from estimated acquisition

   earn-out payables

 

 

(10,957

)

 

 

1,210

 

Balance as of March 31,

 

$

157,720

 

 

$

108,710

 

 

Of the $157.7 million estimated acquisition earn-out payables as of March 31, 2020, $12.4 million was recorded as accounts payable and $145.3 million was recorded as other non-current liabilities. As of March 31, 2020, the maximum future acquisition contingency payments related to all acquisitions was $366.5 million, inclusive of the $157.7 million estimated acquisition earn-out payables as of March 31, 2020.  Included within the additions to estimated acquisition earn-out payables are any adjustments to opening balance sheet items within the allowable measurement period, which may therefore differ from previously reported amounts. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded a decrease in the estimated acquisition earn-out payables for acquisitions completed in the last three years partially as a result of the potential for lower future financial performance associated with COVID-19.

NOTE 6  Goodwill

Goodwill is subject to at least an annual assessment for impairment by applying a fair value-based test. The Company completed its most recent annual assessment as of November 30, 2019 and identified no impairment as a result of the evaluation.

The changes in the carrying value of goodwill by reportable segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Total

 

Balance as of December 31, 2019

 

$

2,351,291

 

 

$

925,541

 

 

$

298,101

 

 

$

171,161

 

 

$

3,746,094

 

Goodwill of acquired businesses

 

 

657

 

 

 

55,607

 

 

 

79,110

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

135,482

 

Goodwill disposed of relating to sales of businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31, 2020

 

$

2,351,948

 

 

$

981,148

 

 

$

377,211

 

 

$

171,269

 

 

$

3,881,576

 

 

NOTE 7  Amortizable Intangible Assets

Amortizable intangible assets at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 consisted of the following:

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

(in thousands)

 

Gross

carrying

value

 

 

Accumulated

amortization

 

 

Net

carrying

value

 

 

Weighted

average

life

(years) (1)

 

 

Gross

carrying

value

 

 

Accumulated

amortization

 

 

Net

carrying

value

 

 

Weighted

average

life

(years) (1)

 

Purchased customer accounts

 

$

1,967,117

 

 

$

(1,037,652

)

 

$

929,465

 

 

 

15.0

 

 

$

1,925,326

 

 

$

(1,011,574

)

 

$

913,752

 

 

 

15.0

 

Non-compete agreements

 

 

34,587

 

 

 

(31,178

)

 

 

3,409

 

 

 

4.6

 

 

 

33,881

 

 

 

(30,865

)

 

 

3,016

 

 

 

4.6

 

Total

 

$

2,001,704

 

 

$

(1,068,830

)

 

$

932,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,959,207

 

 

$

(1,042,439

)

 

$

916,768

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Weighted average life calculated as of the date of acquisition.

Amortization expense for amortizable intangible assets for the years ending December 31, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 is estimated to be $103.8 million, $100.5 million, $96.1 million, $89.1 million, and $85.2 million, respectively.

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NOTE 8  Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 consisted of the following:  

 

(in thousands)

 

March 31, 2020

 

 

December 31, 2019

 

Current portion of long-term debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current portion of 5-year term loan facility expires 2022

 

$

40,000

 

 

$

40,000

 

Current portion of 5-year term loan facility expires 2023

 

 

18,750

 

 

 

15,000

 

Total current portion of long-term debt

 

 

58,750

 

 

 

55,000

 

Long-term debt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note agreements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.200% senior notes, semi-annual interest payments, net of the unamortized discount,

   balloon due 2024

 

$

499,298

 

 

$

499,259

 

4.500% senior notes, semi-annual interest payments, net of the unamortized discount,

   balloon due 2029

 

 

349,498

 

 

 

349,484

 

Total notes

 

 

848,796

 

 

 

848,743

 

Credit agreements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-year term-loan facility, periodic interest and principal payments, LIBOR plus up to

   1.750%, expires June 28, 2022

 

 

280,000

 

 

 

290,000

 

5-year revolving-loan facility, periodic interest payments, LIBOR plus up to 1.500%, plus

   commitment fees up to 0.250%, expires June 28, 2022

 

 

100,000

 

 

 

100,000

 

5-year term-loan facility, periodic interest and principal payments, LIBOR plus up to

   1.750%, expires December 21, 2023

 

 

262,500

 

 

 

270,000

 

Total credit agreements

 

 

642,500

 

 

 

660,000

 

Debt issuance costs (contra)

 

 

(7,941

)

 

 

(8,400

)

Total long-term debt less unamortized discount and debt issuance costs

 

 

1,483,355

 

 

 

1,500,343

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

58,750

 

 

 

55,000

 

Total debt

 

$

1,542,105

 

 

$

1,555,343

 

On June 28, 2017, the Company entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (the “Amended and Restated Credit Agreement”) with the lenders named therein, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as administrative agent and certain other banks as co-syndication agents and co-documentation agents. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amended and restated the credit agreement dated April 17, 2014, among such parties (the “Original Credit Agreement”). The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement extends the applicable maturity date of the existing revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”) of $800.0 million to June 28, 2022 and re-evidences unsecured term loans at $400.0 million while also extending the applicable maturity date to June 28, 2022. The quarterly term loan principal amortization schedule was reset. At the time of the execution of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, $67.5 million of principal from the original unsecured term loans was repaid using operating cash balances, and the Company added an additional $2.8 million in debt issuance costs related to the Revolving Credit Facility to the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. The Company also expensed to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income $0.2 million of debt issuance costs related to the Original Credit Agreement due to certain lenders exiting prior to execution of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The Company also carried forward $1.6 million on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet the remaining unamortized portion of the Original Credit Agreement debt issuance costs, which will be amortized over the term of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. On March 31, 2020, the Company made a scheduled principal payment of $10.0 million per the terms of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. As of March 31, 2020, there was an outstanding debt balance issued under the term loan of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement of $320.0 million and $100.0 million borrowings outstanding against the Revolving Credit Facility. As of December 31, 2018, there was an outstanding debt balance issued under the term loan of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement of $330.0 million with $100.0 million in borrowings outstanding against the Revolving Credit Facility. The Company had borrowed approximately $600.0 million under its Revolving Credit Facility on November 15, 2018 in connection with the closing of the acquisition of certain assets and assumption of certain liabilities of the Hays Companies. Per the terms of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, a scheduled principal payment of $10.0 million is due June 30, 2020.

On September 18, 2014, the Company issued $500.0 million of 4.200% unsecured Senior Notes due in 2024. The Senior Notes were given investment grade ratings of BBB-/Baa3 with a stable outlook. The notes are subject to certain covenant restrictions and regulations which are customary for credit rated obligations. At the time of funding, the proceeds were offered at a discount of the original note amount which also excluded an underwriting fee discount. The net proceeds received from the issuance were used to repay the outstanding balance of $475.0 million on the Revolving Credit Facility and for other general corporate purposes. As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, there was an outstanding debt balance of $500.0 million exclusive of the associated discount balance.

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On December 21, 2018, the Company entered into a term loan credit agreement (the “Term Loan Credit Agreement”) with the lenders named therein, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and certain other banks as co-syndication agents and as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners. The Term Loan Credit Agreement provides for an unsecured term loan in the initial amount of $300.0 million, which may, subject to lenders’ discretion, potentially be increased up to an aggregate amount of $450.0 million (the “Term Loan”). The Term Loan is repayable over the five-year term from the effective date of the Term Loan Credit Agreement, which was December 21, 2018. Based on the Company’s net debt leverage ratio or a non-credit enhanced senior unsecured long-term debt rating as determined by Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poor’s Rating Service, the rates of interest charged on the term loan are 1.00% to 1.75%, above the adjusted 1-Month LIBOR rate. On December 21, 2018, the Company borrowed $300.0 million under the Term Loan Credit Agreement and used $250.0 million of the proceeds to reduce indebtedness under the Revolving Credit Facility. As of March 31, 2020, there was an outstanding debt balance issued under the Term Loan of $281.3 million. As of December 31, 2019, there was an outstanding debt balance issued under the Term Loan of $285.0 million. Per the terms of the Term Loan Credit Agreement, a scheduled principal payment of $3.8 million is due June 30, 2020.

On March 11, 2019, the Company completed the issuance of $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company's 4.500% Senior Notes due 2029. The Senior Notes were given investment grade ratings of BBB-/Baa3 with a stable outlook. The notes are subject to certain covenant restrictions, which are customary for credit rated obligations. At the time of funding, the proceeds were offered at a discount of the original note amount, which also excluded an underwriting fee discount. The net proceeds received from the issuance were used to repay a portion of the outstanding balance of $350.0 million on the Revolving Credit Facility, utilized in connection with the financing related to the Hays Companies acquisition and for other general corporate purposes. As of March 31, 2020, there was an outstanding debt balance of $350.0 million exclusive of the associated discount balance.

The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and Term Loan Credit Agreement require the Company to maintain certain financial ratios and comply with certain other covenants. The Company was in compliance with all such covenants as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.

The 30-day Adjusted LIBOR Rate for the term loan and Revolving Credit Facility of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and Term Loan Credit Agreement as of March 31, 2020 was 1.000%, 0.813% and 1.000%, respectively.

NOTE 9  Leases

Substantially all of the Company's operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities represent real estate leases for office space used to conduct the Company's business that expire on various dates through 2043. Leases generally contain renewal options and escalation clauses based upon increases in the lessors’ operating expenses and other charges. The Company anticipates that most of these leases will be renewed or replaced upon expiration.

The Company assesses at inception of a contract if it contains a lease. This assessment is based on: (1) whether the contract involves the use of a distinct identified asset, (2) whether the Company obtains the right to substantially all the economic benefit from the use of the asset throughout the period, and (3) whether the Company has the right to direct the use of the asset.

The right-of-use asset is initially measured at cost, which is primarily composed of the initial lease liability, plus any initial direct costs incurred, less any lease incentives received. The lease liability is initially measured at the present value of the minimum lease payments through the term of the lease. Minimum lease payments are discounted to present value using the incremental borrowing rate at the lease commencement date, which approximates the rate of interest the Company expects to be paid on a secured borrowing in an amount equal to the lease payments for the underlying asset under similar terms and economic conditions. The Company has elected not to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for short-term leases that have a total term of 12 months or less. The effect of short-term leases on the Company's right-of-use asset and lease liability would not be significant.

The balances and classification of operating lease right-of-use assets and operating lease liabilities within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet is as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

 

March 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

 

Balance Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets

Operating lease assets

 

$

193,591

 

$

184,288

 

Total Assets

 

 

 

193,591

 

 

184,288

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current operating lease liabilities

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

43,352

 

 

43,415

 

Non-current operating lease liabilities

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

176,748

 

 

167,855

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

$

220,100

 

$

211,270

 

As of March 31, 2020, the Company has entered into future lease agreements expected to commence later in 2020 and 2021 consisting of undiscounted lease liabilities of $11.3 million and $.6 million, respectively.

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Lease expense for operating leases consists of the lease payments, inclusive of lease incentives, plus any initial direct costs, and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Included in lease expense are any variable lease payments incurred in the period that were not included in the initial lease liability. Variable lease cost is lease payments that are based on an index or similar rate. They are initially measured using the index or rate in effect at lease commencement and are based on the minimum payments stated in the lease. Additional payments based on the change in an index or rate, or payments based on a change in the Company's portion of the operating expenses, including real estate taxes and insurance, are recorded as a period expense when incurred.

The components of lease cost for operating leases for the three months ended March 31, 2020 were:

 

(in thousands)

Three months ended

March 31, 2020

 

 

Three months ended

March 31, 2019

 

Operating leases:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease cost

$

12,968

 

 

$

12,088

 

Variable lease cost

 

845

 

 

 

713

 

Short-Term lease cost

 

128

 

 

 

 

Operating lease cost

$

13,941

 

 

$

12,801

 

Sublease income

 

(268

)

 

 

 

Total lease cost net

$

13,673

 

 

$

12,801

 

The weighted average remaining lease term and the weighted average discount rate for operating leases as of March 31, 2020 were:

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term

 

 

6.01

 

Weighted-average discount rate

 

 

3.63

 

Maturities of the operating lease liabilities by fiscal year at March 31, 2020 for the Company's operating leases are as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

Operating Leases

 

2020 (Remainder)

 

$

37,172

 

2021

 

 

48,817

 

2022

 

 

41,138

 

2023

 

 

34,417

 

2024

 

 

26,685

 

Thereafter

 

 

58,148

 

Total undiscounted lease payments

 

 

246,377

 

Less: Imputed interest

 

 

26,277

 

Present value of lease payments

 

$

220,100

 

Supplemental cash flow information for operating leases:

 

(in thousands)

Three months ended

March 31, 2020

 

 

Three months ended

March 31, 2019

 

Cash paid for amounts included in measurement of liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows from operating leases

$

13,001

 

 

$

12,311

 

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating

   liabilities

$

19,158

 

 

$

2,439

 

 

NOTE 10  Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information and Non-Cash Financing and Investing Activities

Brown & Brown's cash paid during the period for interest and income taxes are summarized as follows: 

 

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Cash paid during the period for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

24,028

 

 

$

20,127

 

Income taxes

 

$

4,296

 

 

$

3,120

 

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Brown & Brown’s significant non-cash investing and financing activities are summarized as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Other payable issued for purchased customer accounts

 

$

1,547

 

 

$

608

 

Estimated acquisition earn-out payables and related charges

 

$

13,978

 

 

$

18,155

 

The Company's restricted cash balance is composed of funds held in separate premium trust accounts as required by state law or, in some cases, by agreement with carrier partners. The following is a reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash as of March 31, 2020 and 2019.

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Table to reconcile cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

385,788

 

 

$

322,477

 

Restricted cash

 

 

389,390

 

 

 

302,410

 

Total cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash at the end of the period

 

$

775,178

 

 

$

624,887

 

The following is a reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash as of December 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Table to reconcile cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

542,174

 

 

$

438,961

 

Restricted cash

 

 

420,801

 

 

 

338,635

 

Total cash and cash equivalents inclusive of restricted cash at the end of the period

 

$

962,975

 

 

$

777,596

 

 

NOTE 11  Legal and Regulatory Proceedings

The Company is involved in numerous pending or threatened proceedings by or against Brown & Brown, Inc. or one or more of its subsidiaries that arise in the ordinary course of business. The damages that may be claimed against the Company in these various proceedings are in some cases substantial, including in certain instances claims for punitive or extraordinary damages. Some of these claims and lawsuits have been resolved; others are in the process of being resolved and others are still in the investigation or discovery phase. The Company will continue to respond appropriately to these claims and lawsuits and to vigorously protect its interests.

The Company continues to assess certain litigation and claims to determine the amounts, if any, that management believes will be paid as a result of such claims and litigation and, therefore, additional losses may be accrued and paid in the future, which could adversely impact the Company’s operating results, cash flows and overall liquidity. The Company maintains third-party insurance policies to provide coverage for certain legal claims, in an effort to mitigate its overall exposure to unanticipated claims or adverse decisions. However, as (i) one or more of the Company’s insurance carriers could take the position that portions of these claims are not covered by the Company’s insurance, (ii) to the extent that payments are made to resolve claims and lawsuits, applicable insurance policy limits are eroded and (iii) the claims and lawsuits relating to these matters are continuing to develop, it is possible that future results of operations or cash flows for any particular quarterly or annual period could be materially affected by unfavorable resolutions of these matters. Based upon the AM Best Company ratings of these third-party insurers and other factors, management does not believe there is a substantial risk of an insurer’s material non-performance related to any current insured claims.

On the basis of current information, the availability of insurance and legal advice, in management’s opinion, the Company is not currently involved in any legal proceedings which, individually or in the aggregate, would have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, operations and/or cash flows.

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NOTE 12  Segment Information

Brown & Brown’s business is divided into 4 reportable segments: (1) the Retail Segment, which provides a broad range of insurance products and services to commercial, public and quasi-public entities, and to professional and individual customers, and non-insurance risk-mitigating products through our F&I businesses, (2) the National Programs Segment, which acts as an MGA, provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals, a range of insurance products for individuals, flood coverage, and targeted products and services designated for specific industries, trade groups, governmental entities and market niches, all of which are delivered through nationwide networks of independent agents, and Brown & Brown retail agents, (3) the Wholesale Brokerage Segment, which markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal lines insurance, primarily through independent agents and brokers, as well as Brown & Brown retail agents, and (4) the Services Segment, which provides insurance-related services, including third-party claims administration and comprehensive medical utilization management services in both the workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, as well as Medicare Set-aside services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services and claims adjusting services.

Brown & Brown conducts all of its operations within the United States of America, except for a wholesale brokerage operation based in London, England, retail operations in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and a national programs operation in Canada. These operations earned $3.9 million and $3.4 million of total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Long-lived assets held outside of the United States as of March 31, 2020 and 2019 were not material.

The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 1 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. The Company evaluates the performance of its segments based upon revenues and income before income taxes. Inter-segment revenues are eliminated.

Summarized financial information concerning the Company’s reportable segments is shown in the following tables. The “Other” column includes any income and expenses not allocated to reportable segments, corporate-related items, including the intercompany interest expense charge to the reporting segment.

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other

 

 

Total

 

Total revenues

 

$

447,489

 

 

$

128,412

 

 

$

77,698

 

 

$

44,452

 

 

$

444

 

 

$

698,495

 

Investment income

 

$

83

 

 

$

263

 

 

$

50

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

765

 

 

$

1,161

 

Amortization

 

$

16,287

 

 

$

6,365

 

 

$

2,349

 

 

$

1,390

 

 

$

 

 

$

26,391

 

Depreciation

 

$

2,036

 

 

$

1,905

 

 

$

431

 

 

$

351

 

 

$

1,298

 

 

$

6,021

 

Interest expense

 

$

21,798

 

 

$

4,682

 

 

$

1,711

 

 

$

1,091

 

 

$

(13,991

)

 

$

15,291

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

128,662

 

 

$

29,645

 

 

$

17,686

 

 

$

10,080

 

 

$

19,180

 

 

$

205,253

 

Total assets

 

$

6,375,532

 

 

$

3,054,411

 

 

$

1,514,243

 

 

$

475,168

 

 

$

(3,837,009

)

 

$

7,582,345

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

2,499

 

 

$

1,513

 

 

$

1,227

 

 

$

267

 

 

$

10,952

 

 

$

16,458

 

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2019

 

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other

 

 

Total

 

Total revenues

 

$

389,231

 

 

$

109,560

 

 

$

70,509

 

 

$

49,492

 

 

$

488

 

 

$

619,280

 

Investment income

 

$

0

 

 

$

316

 

 

$

40

 

 

$

48

 

 

$

677

 

 

$

1,081

 

Amortization

 

$

15,444

 

 

$

6,596

 

 

$

2,849

 

 

$

1,303

 

 

$

 

 

$

26,192

 

Depreciation

 

$

1,624

 

 

$

1,590

 

 

$

404

 

 

$

284

 

 

$

2,133

 

 

$

6,035

 

Interest expense

 

$

21,153

 

 

$

5,354

 

 

$

1,327

 

 

$

872

 

 

$

(13,508

)

 

$

15,198

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

93,841

 

 

$

19,316

 

 

$

15,569

 

 

$

9,177

 

 

$

10,617

 

 

$

148,520

 

Total assets

 

$

5,773,290

 

 

$

2,852,824

 

 

$

1,292,406

 

 

$

480,108

 

 

$

(3,592,339

)

 

$

6,806,289

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

3,136

 

 

$

4,568

 

 

$

1,189

 

 

$

109

 

 

$

14,184

 

 

$

23,186

 

 

NOTE 13  Investments

At March 31, 2020, the Company’s amortized cost and fair values of fixed maturity securities are summarized as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

Cost

 

 

Gross

unrealized

gains

 

 

Gross

unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

U.S. Treasury securities, obligations of U.S. Government

   agencies and Municipalities

 

$

26,486

 

 

$

586

 

 

$

(4

)

 

$

27,068

 

Corporate debt

 

 

5,319

 

 

 

71

 

 

 

(65

)

 

 

5,325

 

Total

 

$

31,805

 

 

$

657

 

 

$

(69

)

 

$

32,393

 

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At March 31, 2020, the Company held $27.1 million in fixed income securities composed of U.S. Treasury securities, securities issued by U.S. Government agencies and municipalities, and $5.3 million issued by corporations with investment grade ratings. Of that total, $9.1 million is classified as short-term investments on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as maturities are less than one-year. Additionally, the Company holds $7.5 million in short-term investments, which are related to time deposits held with various financial institutions.

For securities in a loss position, the following table shows the investments’ gross unrealized loss and fair value, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

Less than 12 Months

 

 

12 Months or More

 

 

Total

 

(in thousands)

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

U.S. Treasury securities, obligations of U.S. Government

   agencies and Municipalities

 

$

1,080

 

 

$

(4

)

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,080

 

 

$

(4

)

Corporate debt

 

 

941

 

 

 

(65

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

941

 

 

 

(65

)

Total

 

$

2,021

 

 

$

(69

)

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

2,021

 

 

$

(69

)

The unrealized losses were caused by interest rate increases. At March 31, 2020, the Company had 3 securities in an unrealized loss position. The corporate securities are highly rated securities with no indicators of potential impairment. Based on the ability and intent of the Company to hold these investments until recovery of fair value, which may be maturity, the bonds were not considered to be other-than-temporarily impaired at March 31, 2020.

At December 31, 2019, the Company’s amortized cost and fair values of fixed maturity securities are summarized as follows:

 

(in thousands)

 

Cost

 

 

Gross

unrealized

gains

 

 

Gross

unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

U.S. Treasury securities, obligations of U.S. Government

   agencies and Municipalities

 

$

26,487

 

 

$

174

 

 

$

(39

)

 

$

26,622

 

Corporate debt

 

 

5,324

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

5,384

 

Total

 

$

31,811

 

 

$

242

 

 

$

(47

)

 

$

32,006

 

At December 31, 2019, the Company held $26.6 million in fixed income securities composed of U.S. Treasury securities, securities issued by U.S. Government agencies and municipalities, and $5.4 million issued by corporations with investment grade ratings. Of that total, $4.6 million is classified as short-term investments on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as maturities are less than one-year, which also includes $7.7 million that is related to time deposits held with various financial institutions.

For securities in a loss position, the following table shows the investments’ gross unrealized loss and fair value, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position as of December 31, 2019:

 

 

 

Less than 12 Months

 

 

12 Months or More

 

 

Total

 

(in thousands)

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

 

Fair value

 

 

Unrealized

losses

 

U.S. Treasury securities, obligations of U.S. Government

   agencies and Municipalities

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

7,053

 

 

$

(39

)

 

$

7,053

 

 

$

(39

)

Corporate debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

998

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

998

 

 

 

(8

)

Total

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

8,051

 

 

$

(47

)

 

$

8,051

 

 

$

(47

)

The unrealized losses from corporate issuers were caused by interest rate increases. At December 31, 2019, the Company had 10 securities in an unrealized loss position. The corporate securities are highly rated securities with no indicators of potential impairment. Based on the ability and intent of the Company to hold these investments until recovery of fair value, which may be maturity, the bonds were not considered to be other-than-temporarily impaired at December 31, 2019.

The amortized cost and estimated fair value of the fixed maturity securities at March 31, 2020 by contractual maturity are set forth below:

 

(in thousands)

 

Amortized cost

 

 

Fair value

 

Years to maturity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due in one year or less

 

$

8,982

 

 

$

9,053

 

Due after one year through five years

 

 

22,823

 

 

 

23,340

 

Due after five years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

31,805

 

 

$

32,393

 

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The amortized cost and estimated fair value of the fixed maturity securities at December 31, 2019 by contractual maturity are set forth below:

 

(in thousands)

 

Amortized cost

 

 

Fair value

 

Years to maturity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due in one year or less

 

$

4,616

 

 

$

4,628

 

Due after one year through five years

 

 

27,195

 

 

 

27,378

 

Due after five years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

31,811

 

 

$

32,006

 

The expected maturities in the foregoing table may differ from the contractual maturities because certain borrowers have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without penalty.

There were no sales or maturity of the Company’s investment in fixed maturity securities in the period$0.0 million, but maturing time deposits yielded total cash proceeds from the sale of investments of $1.7 million in the period of January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. These proceeds were principally used to purchase additional fixed maturity securities and time deposits. There were 0 gains and losses realized on the sale of securities for the period from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

Realized gains and losses are reported on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, with the cost of securities sold determined on a specific identification basis.

At March 31, 2020, investments with a fair value of approximately $4.3 million were on deposit with state insurance departments to satisfy regulatory requirements.

NOTE 14  Insurance Company WNFIC

Although the reinsurers are liable to the Company for amounts reinsured, our subsidiary, Wright National Flood Insurance Company (“WNFIC”) remains primarily liable to its policyholders for the full amount of the policies written whether or not the reinsurers meet their obligations to the Company when they become due. The effects of reinsurance on premiums written and earned are as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

(in thousands)

 

Written

 

 

Earned

 

Direct premiums

 

$

142,962

 

 

$

175,177

 

Ceded premiums

 

 

(142,959

)

 

 

(175,174

)

Net premiums

 

$

3

 

 

$

3

 

All premiums written by WNFIC under the National Flood Insurance Program are 100% ceded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, for which WNFIC received a 30.1% expense allowance from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. For the period from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020, the Company ceded $142.5 million of written premiums.

As of March 31, 2020 the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet contained reinsurance recoverable of $33.6 million and prepaid reinsurance premiums of $333.8 million. There was 0 net activity in the reserve for losses and loss adjustment expense during the period January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020, as WNFIC’s direct premiums written were 100% to 2 reinsurers. The balance of the reserve for losses and loss adjustment expense, excluding related reinsurance recoverable, as of March 31, 2020 was $33.6 million.

WNFIC maintains capital in excess of the minimum statutory amount of $7.5 million as required by regulatory authorities. The unaudited statutory capital and surplus of WNFIC was $30.2 million at March 31, 2020 and $29.6 million as of December 31, 2019. For the period from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020, WNFIC generated statutory net income of $0.1 million. For the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, WNFIC generated statutory net income of $8.1 million. The maximum amount of ordinary dividends that WNFIC can pay to shareholders in a rolling 12-month period is limited to the greater of 10% of statutory adjusted capital and surplus of 100% of adjusted net income. There was no dividend payout in 2018 and the maximum dividend payout that may be made in 2019 without prior approval is $8.1 million.

NOTE 15  Shareholders’ Equity

Under the authorization from the Company’s Board of Directors, shares may be purchased from time to time, at the Company’s discretion and subject to the availability of stock, market conditions, the trading price of the stock, alternative uses for capital, the Company’s financial performance and other potential factors. These purchases may be carried out through open market purchases, block trades, accelerated share repurchase plans of up to $100.0 million each (unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors), negotiated private transactions or pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

On March 26, 2020, the Company completed a share repurchase in the open market of 42,080 shares at a total cost of $1.4 million. After completing these open market share repurchases, the Company has outstanding approval to purchase up to approximately $459.9 million, in the aggregate, of the Company's outstanding common stock.

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ITEM 2 — Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion updates the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and the two discussions should be read together.

GENERAL

Impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”), the expected resulting recession and its follow-on effects are impacting and will likely continue to impact business activity across industries worldwide, including us.

The impact on our results of operations was a net immaterial impact in the first quarter. However, COVID-19 remains dynamic with uncertainty around its duration and broader impact. We are monitoring and assessing the situation as well as actively preparing for implications to our business. We expect that the pandemic and resulting recession will reduce the volume of business from new and existing customers and reduce insurable exposure units. Due to the expected impact of COVID-19 on the economy, we do not expect to attain the level of Organic Revenue growth achieved in the first quarter through the remainder of 2020. While we cannot predict the precise impact, we believe the reduction in insurable exposure units will make it more difficult to grow at the level we experienced in the first quarter of 2020 and at the level we would have anticipated prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As described in Part I, Item 2 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under the section titled, “Liquidity and Capital Resources,” the Company has access to $450.0 million of additional borrowings under the existing Revolving Credit Facility following the $250.0 million expected to be borrowed by the Company prior to May 1, 2020.  Additionally, the Revolving Credit Facility contains an expansion option for up to an additional $500.0 million of borrowing capacity, subject to the approval of participating lenders.  In addition, under the Term Loan Credit Agreement, the unsecured term loan in the initial amount of $300.0 million may by increased by up to $150.0 million, subject to the approval of participating lenders.  Therefore, including such expansion options under all existing credit agreements, the Company has access to up to $1.1 billion of incremental borrowing capacity.  Debt principal payments due in 2020 and 2021 are $55.0 million and $70.0 million, respectively.

The Company will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on its customers and operations over the coming quarters.

Company Overview — First Quarter of 2020

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the related Notes to those Financial Statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In addition, please see “Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below regarding important information on non-GAAP financial measures contained in our discussion and analysis.

We are a diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and services organization headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. As an insurance intermediary, our principal sources of revenue are commissions paid by insurance companies and, to a lesser extent, fees paid directly by customers. Commission revenues generally represent a percentage of the premium paid by an insured and are affected by fluctuations in both premium rate levels charged by insurance companies and the insureds’ underlying “insurable exposure units,” which are units that insurance companies use to measure or express insurance exposed to risk (such as property values, or sales and payroll levels) to determine what premium to charge the insured. Insurance companies establish these premium rates based upon many factors, including loss experience, risk profile and reinsurance rates paid by such insurance companies, none of which we control.

The volume of business from new and existing customers, fluctuations in insurable exposure units, changes in premium rate levels, changes in general economic and competitive conditions, a health pandemic, and the occurrence of catastrophic weather events all affect our revenues. For example, level rates of inflation or a general decline in economic activity could limit increases in the values of insurable exposure units. Conversely, increasing costs of litigation settlements and awards could cause some customers to seek higher levels of insurance coverage. Historically, our revenues have typically grown as a result of our focus on net new business growth and acquisitions. We foster a strong, decentralized sales and service culture with the goal of consistent, sustained growth over the long-term.

The term “Organic Revenue,” a non-GAAP measure, is our core commissions and fees less: (i) the core commissions and fees earned for the first 12 months by newly-acquired operations and (ii) divested business (core commissions and fees generated from offices, books of business or niches sold or terminated during the comparable period). The term “core commissions and fees” excludes profit-sharing contingent commissions and guaranteed supplemental commissions, and therefore represents the revenues earned directly from specific insurance policies sold, and specific fee-based services rendered. “Organic Revenue” is reported in this manner in order to express the current year’s core commissions and fees on a comparable basis with the prior year’s core commissions and fees. The resulting net change reflects the aggregate changes attributable to: (i) net new and lost accounts, (ii) net changes in our customers’ exposure units, (iii) net changes in insurance premium rates or the commission rate paid to us by our carrier partners, and (iv) the net change in fees paid to us by our customers.  Organic Revenue is reported in “Results of Operations” and in “Results of Operations - Segment Information” of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

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We also earn profit-sharing contingent commissions, which are commissions based primarily on underwriting results, but which may also reflect considerations for volume, growth and/or retention. These commissions which are included in our commissions and fees in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, are accrued throughout the year based on actual premiums written and are primarily received in the first and second quarters of each year, based upon the aforementioned considerations for the prior year(s). Over the last three years, profit-sharing contingent commissions have averaged approximately 3.0% of commissions and fees revenue.

Certain insurance companies offer guaranteed fixed-base agreements, referred to as “Guaranteed Supplemental Commissions” (“GSCs”) in lieu of profit-sharing contingent commissions. GSCs are accrued throughout the year based on actual premiums written. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2019, we had earned $23.1 million of GSCs, of which $12.7 million remained accrued at December 31, 2019, the balance of which is typically collected over the first and second quarters of the subsequent year. For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, we earned and accrued $3.9 million and $3.6 million, respectively, from GSCs.

Combined, our profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased by $8.8 million compared to the first quarter of 2019.  This increase was primarily driven by cash received for profit-sharing contingent commissions in the first quarter of 2020 being materially higher than the amount accrued as of December 31, 2019 for the estimate of contingents earned in 2019 and to a lesser extent growth associated with acquisitions completed over the last twelve months.

Fee revenues primarily relate to services other than securing coverage for our customers, as well as fees negotiated in lieu of commissions, and are recognized as performance obligations are satisfied. Fee revenues have historically been generated primarily by: (1) our Services Segment, which provides insurance-related services, including third-party claims administration and comprehensive medical utilization management services in both the workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, as well as Medicare Set-aside services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services, and claims adjusting services; (2) our National Programs and Wholesale Brokerage Segments, which earn fees primarily for the issuance of insurance policies on behalf of insurance companies; and to a lesser extent (3) our Retail Segment in our large-account customer base, where we primarily earn fees for securing insurance for our customers, and in our automobile dealer services (“F&I”) businesses where we primarily earn fees for assisting our customers with creating and selling warranty and service risk management programs. Fee revenues as a percentage of our total commissions and fees, represented 27.1% in 2019 and 26.3% in 2018.

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, our total commissions and fees growth rate was 12.8%, and our consolidated Organic Revenue growth rate was 5.6%. As a result of the Company’s assessment of COVID-19 impacts on future levels of employment in the economy, the Company lowered its estimates for projected remaining policy year revenues related to employee benefits and workers’ compensation lines of coverage by $10.5 million in the first quarter with approximately $7.9 million relating to policies effective in the first quarter of 2020 and the balance relating to policies with effective dates prior to 2020.

Historically, investment income has consisted primarily of interest earnings on operating cash and where permitted, on premiums and advance premiums collected and held in a fiduciary capacity before being remitted to insurance companies. Our policy is to invest available funds in high-quality, short-term fixed income investment securities. Investment income also includes gains and losses realized from the sale of investments. Other income primarily reflects legal settlements and other miscellaneous income.

Income before income taxes for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 increased from the first quarter of 2019 by $56.7 million, primarily as a result of net new business, acquisitions completed in the past 12 months, the decrease in estimated acquisition earnout payables and increased profit-sharing contingent commissions in addition to leveraging expenses. Additionally, partially as a result of the projected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our estimated acquisition earn-out payables were decreased, which increased our income before income taxes for the first quarter of 2020 by $6.0 million.

Information Regarding Non-GAAP Measures

In the discussion and analysis of our results of operations, in addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), we provide references to the following non-GAAP financial measures as defined in Regulation G of SEC rules: Organic Revenue, Organic Revenue growth, EBITDAC and EBITDAC Margin. We view these non-GAAP financial measures as important indicators when assessing and evaluating our performance on a consolidated basis and for each of our segments because they allow us to determine a more comparable, but non-GAAP, measurement of revenue growth and operating performance that is associated with the revenue sources that were a part of our business in both the current and prior year. We believe that Organic Revenue provides a meaningful representation of our operating performance and view Organic Revenue growth as an important indicator when assessing and evaluating the performance of our four segments. Organic Revenue can be expressed as a dollar amount or a percentage rate when describing Organic Revenue growth. We also use Organic Revenue growth and EBITDAC Margin for incentive compensation determinations for executive officers and other key employees. We view EBITDAC and EBITDAC Margin as important indicators of operating performance, because they allow us to determine more comparable, but non-GAAP, measurements of our operating margins in a meaningful and consistent manner by removing the significant non-cash items of depreciation, amortization and the change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables, and also interest expense and taxes, which are reflective of investment and financing activities, not operating performance.

 

 

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These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative to the GAAP information provided in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We present such non-GAAP supplemental financial information because we believe such information is of interest to the investment community and because we believe they provide additional meaningful methods of evaluating certain aspects of the Company’s operating performance from period to period on a basis that may not be otherwise apparent on a GAAP basis. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures improve the comparability of results between periods by eliminating the impact of certain items that have a high degree of variability. Our industry peers may provide similar supplemental non-GAAP information with respect to one or more of these measures, although they may not use the same or comparable terminology and may not make identical adjustments. This supplemental financial information should be considered in addition to, not in lieu of, our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Tabular reconciliations of this supplemental non-GAAP financial information to our most comparable GAAP information are contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q under “Results of Operations - Segment Information.”

Acquisitions

Part of our continuing business strategy is to attract high-quality insurance intermediaries to join our operations. From 1993 through the first quarter of 2020, we acquired 541 insurance intermediary operations, excluding acquired books of business (customer accounts).

Critical Accounting Policies

We have had no changes to our Critical Accounting Policies as described in our most recent Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. We believe that of our significant accounting and reporting policies, the more critical policies include our accounting for revenue recognition, business combinations and purchase price allocations, intangible asset impairments, non-cash stock-based compensation and reserves for litigation. In particular, the accounting for these areas requires significant use of judgment to be made by management. Different assumptions in the application of these policies could result in material changes in our consolidated financial position or consolidated results of operations. Refer to Note 1 in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for details regarding our critical and significant accounting policies.

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2020 AND 2019

The following discussion and analysis regarding results of operations and liquidity and capital resources should be considered in conjunction with the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes.

Financial information relating to our condensed consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:  

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

%

Change

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core commissions and fees

 

$

668,705

 

 

$

598,506

 

 

 

11.7

%

Profit-sharing contingent commissions

 

 

23,942

 

 

 

15,322

 

 

 

56.3

%

Guaranteed supplemental commissions

 

 

3,856

 

 

 

3,635

 

 

 

6.1

%

Investment income

 

 

1,161

 

 

 

1,081

 

 

 

7.4

%

Other income, net

 

 

831

 

 

 

736

 

 

 

12.9

%

Total revenues

 

 

698,495

 

 

 

619,280

 

 

 

12.8

%

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

349,624

 

 

 

332,837

 

 

 

5.0

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

107,132

 

 

 

88,783

 

 

 

20.7

%

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

(260

)

 

 

505

 

 

 

-151.5

%

Amortization

 

 

26,391

 

 

 

26,192

 

 

 

0.8

%

Depreciation

 

 

6,021

 

 

 

6,035

 

 

 

-0.2

%

Interest

 

 

15,291

 

 

 

15,198

 

 

 

0.6

%

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(10,957

)

 

 

1,210

 

 

NMF

 

Total expenses

 

 

493,242

 

 

 

470,760

 

 

 

4.8

%

Income before income taxes

 

 

205,253

 

 

 

148,520

 

 

 

38.2

%

Income taxes

 

 

52,853

 

 

 

34,624

 

 

 

52.6

%

NET INCOME

 

$

152,400

 

 

$

113,896

 

 

 

33.8

%

Income Before Income Taxes Margin (1)

 

 

29.4

%

 

 

24.0

%

 

 

 

 

EBITDAC (2)

 

$

241,999

 

 

$

197,155

 

 

 

22.7

%

EBITDAC Margin (2)

 

 

34.6

%

 

 

31.8

%

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

2.0

%

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits relative to

   total revenues

 

 

50.1

%

 

 

53.7

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses relative to total revenues

 

 

15.3

%

 

 

14.3

%

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

16,458

 

 

$

23,186

 

 

 

-29.0

%

Total assets at March 31,

 

$

7,582,345

 

 

$

6,806,289

 

 

 

11.4

%

 

(1) "Income Before Income Taxes Margin" is defined as income before income taxes divided by total revenues

(2) A non-GAAP financial measure.

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

Commissions and Fees

Commissions and fees, including profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs, for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased $79.0 million to $696.5 million, or 12.8%, over the same period in 2019. Core commissions and fees revenue for the first quarter of 2020 increased $70.2 million: composed of (i) $41.3 million from acquisitions that had no comparable revenues in the same period of 2019; (ii) approximately $33.0 million represented net new and renewal business; and (iii) an offsetting decrease of $4.1 million related to commissions and fees revenue from businesses divested in 2019 and 2020, which reflects an Organic Revenue growth rate of 5.6%. The 5.6% Organic Revenue growth rate was negatively impacted by a $10.5 million adjustment as a result of the Company’s assessment of COVID-19 impacts on future levels of employment in the economy.  The Company lowered its estimates for projected remaining policy year revenues related to employee benefits and workers’ compensation lines of coverage by $10.5 million in the first quarter, with approximately $7.9 million relating to policies with effective dates in the first three months of 2020 and the balance relating to policies with effect dates prior to 2020.  The Company will continue to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its customers and operations over the coming quarters.  Profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs for the first quarter of 2020 increased by $8.8 million, or 46.6%, compared to the same period in 2019. The net increase of $8.8 million in the first quarter of 2020 was primarily driven by profit-sharing contingent commissions received in the first quarter of 2020 being materially higher than the amount accrued as of December 31, 2019 for the estimate of contingents earned in

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2019 and expected to be received in the first quarter of 2020 and to a lesser extent growth associated with acquisitions completed over the last twelve months.

Investment Income

Investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased $0.1 million, or 7.4%, over the same period in 2019. This increase was primarily driven by cash management activities to earn a higher yield on excess cash balances.

Other Income, net

Other income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $0.8 million, compared with $0.7 million in the same period in 2019. Other income consists primarily of legal settlements and other miscellaneous income.

Employee Compensation and Benefits

Employee compensation and benefits expense as a percentage of total revenues was 50.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2020 as compared to 53.7% for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and increased 5.0%, or $16.8 million, for the first quarter of 2020 compared to 2019. This increase included $11.8 million of compensation costs related to stand-alone acquisitions that had no comparable costs in the same period of 2019. Therefore, employee compensation and benefits expense attributable to those offices that existed in the same time periods of 2020 and 2019 increased by $5.0 million or 1.5%. This underlying employee compensation and benefits expense increase was primarily related to (i) an increase in staff salaries attributable to salary inflation; (ii) an increase in bonus expense driven by the attainment of various revenue and profit targets within our businesses; (iii) increased producer commissions due to higher revenue; partially offset by (iv) the decrease in the value of deferred compensation liabilities driven by changes in the market prices of our employees' investment elections, which was substantially offset by other operating expenses; and (v) a decrease in non-cash stock-based compensation expense driven by adjustments to projected Company performance for 2020 related to the impact of COVID-19.

Other Operating Expenses

Other operating expenses represented 15.3% of total revenues for the first quarter of 2020 as compared to 14.3% for the first quarter of 2019. Other operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020 increased $18.3 million, or 20.7%, over the same period of 2019. The net increase included: (i) $4.2 million of other operating expenses related to stand-alone acquisitions that had no comparable costs in the same period of 2019; and (ii) the decrease in the value of corporate-owned life insurance policies associated with our deferred compensation plan, which was substantially offset by decreases in the value of liabilities in the Company’s deferred compensation plan recognized as expense in employee compensation and benefits.

(Gain)/Loss on Disposal

The Company recognized a gain on disposal of $0.3 million in the first quarter of 2020 and a loss on disposal of $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. The change in the (gain)/loss on disposal was due to activity associated with book of business sales. Although we are not in the business of selling customer accounts, we periodically sell an office or a book of business (one or more customer accounts) that we believe does not produce reasonable margins or demonstrate a potential for growth, or because doing so is in the Company’s best interest.

Amortization

Amortization expense for the first quarter of 2020 increased $0.2 million, or 0.8%, from the first quarter of 2019. This increase reflects the amortization of new intangibles from recently acquired businesses, partially offset by certain intangible assets becoming fully amortized.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense for the first quarter of 2020 was substantially unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2019. Changes in depreciation expense reflect the addition of fixed assets resulting from capital projects related to our multi-year technology investment program and other business initiatives, net additions of fixed assets resulting from recent acquisitions, partially offset by fixed assets which became fully depreciated.

Interest Expense

Interest expense for the first quarter of 2020 increased $0.1 million, or 0.6%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. This increase is due to (i) the incremental debt issued on the existing Revolving Credit Facility of $100.0 million in the third quarter of 2019 as a result of various acquisitions during that period; (ii) the impact of the full quarter expense related to the Company's 4.500% Senior Notes due 2029 issued as of March 11, 2019; offset by (iii) the scheduled principal amortization payments on existing various floating rate notes; (iv) and the decrease in interest rates associated with our floating rate debt balances.


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Change in Estimated Acquisition Earn-Out Payables

Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 805-Business Combinations is the authoritative guidance requiring an acquiring entity to recognize 100% of the fair value of acquired assets, including goodwill, and assumed liabilities (with only limited exceptions) upon initially obtaining control of an acquired entity. Additionally, the fair value of contingent consideration arrangements (such as earn-out purchase price arrangements) at the acquisition date must be included in the purchase price consideration. As a result, the recorded purchase prices for all acquisitions consummated after January 1, 2009 include an estimation of the fair value of liabilities associated with any potential earn-out provisions. Subsequent changes in these earn-out obligations are required to be recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income when incurred or reasonably estimated. Estimations of potential earn-out obligations are typically based upon future earnings of the acquired operations or entities, usually for periods ranging from one to three years.

The net charge or credit to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the period is the combination of the net change in the estimated acquisition earn-out payables balance, and the interest expense imputed on the outstanding balance of the estimated acquisition earn-out payables.

As of March 31, 2020 and 2019, the fair values of the estimated acquisition earn-out payables were re-evaluated based upon projected operating results and measured at fair value on a recurring basis using unobservable inputs (Level 3) as defined in ASC 820-Fair Value Measurement. The resulting net changes, as well as the interest expense accretion on the estimated acquisition earn-out payables, for the three month period ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 were as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Change in fair value of estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

$

(12,641

)

 

$

50

 

Interest expense accretion

 

 

1,684

 

 

 

1,160

 

Net change in earnings from estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

$

(10,957

)

 

$

1,210

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the fair value of estimated earn-out payables was re-evaluated and decreased by $12.6 million and increased by $0.1 million, respectively, which resulted in credits and charges to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.  $6.0 million of the $12.6 million current year adjustment was due to lower expected future performance of several businesses acquired in the last three years related to the estimated impact of COVID-19 on the general economy.

As of March 31, 2020, estimated acquisition earn-out payables totaled $157.7 million, of which $12.4 million was recorded as accounts payable and $145.3 million was recorded as other non-current liabilities.

Income Taxes

The effective tax rate on income from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was 25.8% and 23.3%, respectively. This increase was driven primarily by changes in our state tax footprint and corresponding apportionment as well as changes to tax rates in certain states and the unfavorable tax implications of decreased market values associated with our company owned life insurance policies.

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS — SEGMENT INFORMATION

As discussed in Note 12 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, we operate four reportable segments: Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage, and Services. On a segmented basis, changes in amortization, depreciation and interest expenses generally result from activity associated with acquisitions. Likewise, other income in each segment reflects net gains primarily from legal settlements and miscellaneous income. As such, in evaluating the operational efficiency of a segment, management focuses upon the Organic Revenue growth rate of core commissions and fees revenue, the ratio of total employee compensation and benefits to total revenues, and the ratio of other operating expenses to total revenues.

The reconciliation of commissions and fees included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income to Organic Revenue, a non-GAAP financial measure, for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and 2019, including by segment, and the growth rates for Organic Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020, including by segment, are as follows:

2020

 

Retail (1)

 

 

National Programs

 

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Total

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Commissions and fees

 

$

446,379

 

 

$

388,450

 

 

$

128,136

 

 

$

109,207

 

 

$

77,536

 

 

$

70,362

 

 

$

44,452

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

$

696,503

 

 

$

617,463

 

Total change

 

$

57,929

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

18,929

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

7,174

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(4,992

)

 

 

 

 

 

$

79,040

 

 

 

 

 

Total growth %

 

 

14.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10.1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.8

%

 

 

 

 

Profit-sharing contingent

   commissions

 

 

(16,095

)

 

 

(11,547

)

 

 

(5,711

)

 

 

(860

)

 

 

(2,136

)

 

 

(2,915

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23,942

)

 

 

(15,322

)

GSCs

 

 

(4,432

)

 

 

(3,240

)

 

 

1,013

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(437

)

 

 

(391

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,856

)

 

 

(3,635

)

Core commissions and fees

 

$

425,852

 

 

$

373,663

 

 

$

123,438

 

 

$

108,343

 

 

$

74,963

 

 

$

67,056

 

 

$

44,452

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

$

668,705

 

 

$

598,506

 

Acquisitions

 

 

(34,908

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,503

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,388

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,485

)

 

 

 

 

 

(41,284

)

 

 

 

Dispositions

 

 

 

 

 

(3,973

)

 

 

 

 

 

(141

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4,114

)

Organic Revenue (2)

 

$

390,944

 

 

$

369,690

 

 

$

120,935

 

 

$

108,202

 

 

$

72,575

 

 

$

67,056

 

 

$

42,967

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

$

627,421

 

 

$

594,392

 

Organic Revenue growth (2)

 

$

21,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

12,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

5,519

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(6,477

)

 

 

 

 

 

$

33,029

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

5.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13.1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

The Retail Segment includes commissions and fees reported in the “Other” column of the Segment Information in Note 12 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, which includes corporate and consolidation items.

 

(2)

A non-GAAP financial measure.

 

The reconciliation of commissions and fees included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income to Organic Revenue, a non-GAAP financial measure, for the three month period ended March 31, 2019, and 2018, including by segment, and the growth rates for Organic Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019, including by segment, are as follows:

2019

 

Retail (1)

 

 

National Programs

 

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Total

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Commissions and fees

 

$

388,450

 

 

$

278,095

 

 

$

109,207

 

 

$

112,332

 

 

$

70,362

 

 

$

65,918

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

$

43,993

 

 

$

617,463

 

 

$

500,338

 

Total change

 

$

110,355

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(3,125

)

 

 

 

 

 

$

4,444

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

5,451

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

117,125

 

 

 

 

 

Total growth %

 

 

39.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2.8

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.4

%

 

 

 

 

Profit-sharing contingent

   commissions

 

 

(11,547

)

 

 

(6,130

)

 

 

(860

)

 

 

(3,982

)

 

 

(2,915

)

 

 

(1,572

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,322

)

 

 

(11,684

)

GSCs

 

 

(3,240

)

 

 

(2,522

)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(15

)

 

 

(391

)

 

 

(443

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,635

)

 

 

(2,980

)

Core commissions and fees

 

$

373,663

 

 

$

269,443

 

 

$

108,343

 

 

$

108,335

 

 

$

67,056

 

 

$

63,903

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

$

43,993

 

 

$

598,506

 

 

$

485,674

 

Acquisition revenues

 

 

(94,582

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2,589

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,399

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5,247

)

 

 

 

 

 

(103,817

)

 

 

 

Divested business

 

 

 

 

 

(34

)

 

 

 

 

 

(112

)

 

 

 

 

 

(326

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(472

)

Organic Revenue (2)

 

$

279,081

 

 

$

269,409

 

 

$

105,754

 

 

$

108,223

 

 

$

65,657

 

 

$

63,577

 

 

$

44,197

 

 

$

43,993

 

 

$

494,689

 

 

$

485,202

 

Organic Revenue growth (2)

 

$

9,672

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(2,469

)

 

 

 

 

 

$

2,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

204

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

9,487

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

3.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

The Retail Segment includes commissions and fees reported in the “Other” column of the Segment Information in Note 12 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, which includes corporate and consolidation items.

 

(2)

A non-GAAP financial measure.

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The reconciliation of income before incomes taxes, included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income, to EBITDAC, a non-GAAP measure, and Income Before Income Taxes Margin to EBITDAC Margin, a non-GAAP measure, for the three months ended March 31, 2020, is as follows:

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale

Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other

 

 

Total

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

128,662

 

 

$

29,645

 

 

$

17,686

 

 

$

10,080

 

 

$

19,180

 

 

$

205,253

 

Income Before Income Taxes Margin

 

 

28.8

%

 

 

23.1

%

 

 

22.8

%

 

 

22.7

%

 

NMF

 

 

 

29.4

%

Amortization

 

 

16,287

 

 

 

6,365

 

 

 

2,349

 

 

 

1,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

26,391

 

Depreciation

 

 

2,036

 

 

 

1,905

 

 

 

431

 

 

 

351

 

 

 

1,298

 

 

 

6,021

 

Interest

 

 

21,798

 

 

 

4,682

 

 

 

1,711

 

 

 

1,091

 

 

 

(13,991

)

 

 

15,291

 

Change in estimated acquisition

   earn-out payables

 

 

(6,117

)

 

 

(1,337

)

 

 

(418

)

 

 

(3,085

)

 

 

 

 

 

(10,957

)

EBITDAC

 

$

162,666

 

 

$

41,260

 

 

$

21,759

 

 

$

9,827

 

 

$

6,487

 

 

$

241,999

 

EBITDAC Margin

 

 

36.4

%

 

 

32.1

%

 

 

28.0

%

 

 

22.1

%

 

NMF

 

 

 

34.6

%

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

The reconciliation of income before incomes taxes, included in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income, to EBITDAC, a non-GAAP measure, and Income Before Income Taxes Margin to EBITDAC Margin, a non-GAAP measure, for the three months ended March 31, 2019, is as follows:

(in thousands)

 

Retail

 

 

National

Programs

 

 

Wholesale Brokerage

 

 

Services

 

 

Other

 

 

Total

 

Income before income taxes

 

$

93,841

 

 

$

19,316

 

 

$

15,569

 

 

$

9,177

 

 

$

10,617

 

 

$

148,520

 

Income Before Income Taxes Margin

 

 

24.1

%

 

 

17.6

%

 

 

22.1

%

 

 

18.5

%

 

NMF

 

 

 

24.0

%

Amortization

 

 

15,444

 

 

 

6,596

 

 

 

2,849

 

 

 

1,303

 

 

 

 

 

 

26,192

 

Depreciation

 

 

1,624

 

 

 

1,590

 

 

 

404

 

 

 

284

 

 

 

2,133

 

 

 

6,035

 

Interest

 

 

21,153

 

 

 

5,354

 

 

 

1,327

 

 

 

872

 

 

 

(13,508

)

 

 

15,198

 

Change in estimated acquisition

   earn-out payables

 

 

1,028

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,210

 

EBITDAC

 

$

133,090

 

 

$

32,898

 

 

$

20,190

 

 

$

11,735

 

 

$

(758

)

 

$

197,155

 

EBITDAC Margin

 

 

34.2

%

 

 

30.0

%

 

 

28.6

%

 

 

23.7

%

 

NMF

 

 

 

31.8

%

NMF = Not a meaningful figure


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Retail Segment

The Retail Segment provides a broad range of insurance products and services to commercial, public and quasi-public, professional and individual insured customers, and non-insurance risk-mitigating products through our automobile dealer services (“F&I”) businesses. Approximately 87% of the Retail Segment’s commissions and fees revenue is commission based. Because most of our other operating expenses are not correlated to changes in commissions on insurance premiums, a significant portion of any fluctuation in the commissions we receive, net of related producer compensation and cost to fulfill expense deferrals and releases as required by ASC 340, Other Assets and Deferred Costs, will result in a similar fluctuation in our income before income taxes, unless we make incremental investments or modifications to the costs in the organization.

Financial information relating to our Retail Segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core commissions and fees

 

$

426,173

 

 

$

373,852

 

 

 

14.0

%

Profit-sharing contingent commissions

 

 

16,095

 

 

 

11,547

 

 

 

39.4

%

Guaranteed supplemental commissions

 

 

4,432

 

 

 

3,240

 

 

 

36.8

%

Investment income

 

 

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

(—

%)

Other income, net

 

 

706

 

 

 

592

 

 

 

19.3

%

Total revenues

 

 

447,489

 

 

 

389,231

 

 

 

15.0

%

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

223,221

 

 

 

199,699

 

 

 

11.8

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

61,862

 

 

 

55,937

 

 

 

10.6

%

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

(260

)

 

 

505

 

 

 

-151.5

%

Amortization

 

 

16,287

 

 

 

15,444

 

 

 

5.5

%

Depreciation

 

 

2,036

 

 

 

1,624

 

 

 

25.4

%

Interest

 

 

21,798

 

 

 

21,153

 

 

 

3.0

%

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(6,117

)

 

 

1,028

 

 

NMF

 

Total expenses

 

 

318,827

 

 

 

295,390

 

 

 

7.9

%

Income before income taxes

 

$

128,662

 

 

$

93,841

 

 

 

37.1

%

Income Before Income Taxes Margin (1)

 

 

28.8

%

 

 

24.1

%

 

 

 

 

EBITDAC (2)

 

$

162,666

 

 

$

133,090

 

 

 

22.2

%

EBITDAC Margin (2)

 

 

36.4

%

 

 

34.2

%

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

5.7

%

 

 

3.6

%

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits relative to

   total revenues

 

 

49.9

%

 

 

51.3

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses relative to total revenues

 

 

13.8

%

 

 

14.4

%

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

2,499

 

 

$

3,136

 

 

 

(20.3

%)

Total assets at March 31,

 

$

6,375,532

 

 

$

5,773,290

 

 

 

10.4

%

 

(1) "Income Before Income Taxes Margin" is defined as income before income taxes divided by total revenues

(2) A non-GAAP financial measure.

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

 

The Retail Segment’s total revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 15.0%, or $58.3 million, from the same period in 2019, to $447.5 million. The $52.3 million increase in core commissions and fees revenue was driven by: (i) approximately $34.9 million related to the core commissions and fees revenue from acquisitions that had no comparable revenues in the same period of 2019; (ii) an increase of $21.3 million related to net new and renewal business; and (iii) an offsetting decrease of $3.9 million related to commissions and fees recorded in 2019 from businesses since divested. Profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs for the first quarter of 2020 increased 38.8%, or $5.7 million, from the same period in 2019, to $20.5 million, primarily driven by acquisition activity in the past 12 months and qualifying for certain contingents and GSCs in the current year that we did not qualify for in 2019. The Retail Segment’s total commissions and fees increased by 14.9%, and the Organic Revenue growth rate was 5.7% for the first quarter of 2020. As a result of the Company’s assessment of COVID-19 impacts on future levels of employment in the economy, the Company lowered its estimates for projected remaining policy year revenues related to employee benefits and workers’ compensation lines of coverage by $10.5 million in the first quarter with approximately $7.9 million relating to policies effective in the first quarter of 2020 and the balance relating to policies with effective dates prior to 2020. The Organic Revenue growth rate was driven by revenue from net new business written during the preceding 12 months. Net new business was impacted by rate increases in most lines of business with the most pronounced being the continued increases in commercial auto rates and employee benefits, partially offset by continued premium rate reductions in workers compensation.  Organic Revenue growth was realized in all lines of business.

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Income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 37.1%, or $34.8 million, from the same period in 2019, to $128.7 million. The primary factors affecting this were: (i) the profit associated with the net increase in revenue as described above and (ii) a decrease in the change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables, partially offset by (iii) an increase in intercompany interest charges and amortization associated with new acquisitions.

 

EBITDAC for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 22.2%, or $29.6 million, from the same period in 2019, to $162.7 million.  EBITDAC Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased to 36.4% from 34.2% in the same period in 2019.  The increase in EBITDAC Margin was driven by: (i) the net Organic Revenue increase; (ii) higher profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs and (iii) an acquisition from a prior quarter that is accretive to the margin, partially offset by (iv) higher non-cash stock-based compensation costs and an increase in intercompany IT charges.

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National Programs Segment

The National Programs Segment manages over 40 programs supported by approximately 100 well-capitalized carrier partners. In most cases, the insurance carriers that support the programs have delegated underwriting and, in many instances, claims-handling authority to our programs operations. These programs are generally distributed through a nationwide network of independent agents and Brown & Brown retail agents, and offer targeted products and services designed for specific industries, trade groups, professions, public entities and market niches. The National Programs Segment operations can be grouped into five broad categories: Professional Programs, Personal Lines Programs, Commercial Programs, Public Entity-Related Programs and the National Flood Program. The National Programs Segment’s revenue is primarily commission based.

Financial information relating to our National Programs Segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core commissions and fees

 

$

123,438

 

 

$

108,343

 

 

 

13.9

%

Profit-sharing contingent commissions

 

 

5,711

 

 

 

860

 

 

NMF

 

Guaranteed supplemental commissions

 

 

(1,013

)

 

 

4

 

 

NMF

 

Investment income

 

 

263

 

 

 

316

 

 

 

(16.8

)%

Other income, net

 

 

13

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

(64.9

)%

Total revenues

 

 

128,412

 

 

 

109,560

 

 

 

17.2

%

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

60,547

 

 

 

52,744

 

 

 

14.8

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

26,605

 

 

 

23,918

 

 

 

11.2

%

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Amortization

 

 

6,365

 

 

 

6,596

 

 

 

(3.5

)%

Depreciation

 

 

1,905

 

 

 

1,590

 

 

 

19.8

%

Interest

 

 

4,682

 

 

 

5,354

 

 

 

(12.6

)%

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(1,337

)

 

 

42

 

 

NMF

 

Total expenses

 

 

98,767

 

 

 

90,244

 

 

 

9.4

%

Income before income taxes

 

$

29,645

 

 

$

19,316

 

 

 

53.5

%

Income Before Income Taxes Margin (1)

 

 

23.1

%

 

 

17.6

%

 

 

 

 

EBITDAC (2)

 

$

41,260

 

 

$

32,898

 

 

 

25.4

%

EBITDAC Margin (2)

 

 

32.1

%

 

 

30.0

%

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

11.8

%

 

 

(2.3

)%

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits relative to

   total revenues

 

 

47.2

%

 

 

48.1

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses relative to total revenues

 

 

20.7

%

 

 

21.8

%

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

1,513

 

 

$

4,568

 

 

 

(66.9

)%

Total assets at March 31,

 

$

3,054,411

 

 

$

2,852,824

 

 

 

7.1

%

 

(1) "Income Before Income Taxes Margin" is defined as income before income taxes divided by total revenues

(2) A non-GAAP financial measure.

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

The National Programs Segment’s total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 17.2%, or $18.9 million, from the same period in 2019, to $128.4 million. The $15.1 million increase in core commissions and fees revenue was driven by: (i) $12.7 million related to net new and renewal business; (ii) approximately $2.5 million related to the core commissions and fees revenue from acquisitions that had no comparable revenues in the same period of 2019; and (iii) an offsetting decrease of $0.1 million related to commissions and fees recorded in 2019 from businesses since divested. Profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs were $4.7 million for the first quarter of 2020, which was an increase of $3.8 million from the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by qualifying for a contingent commission due to increased written premium and lower losses in our lender placement program book.

The National Programs Segment’s total commissions and fees increased by 17.3%, and the Organic Revenue growth rate was 11.8%, for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The Organic Revenue growth was strong for many programs, including lender placement, commercial and residential earthquake.

Income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 53.5%, or $10.3 million, from the same period in 2019, to $29.6 million. Income before income taxes increased due to a change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables and lower intercompany interest expense.

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EBITDAC for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 25.4%, or $8.4 million, from the same period in 2019, to $41.3 million.  EBITDAC Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased to 32.1% from 30.0% in the same period in 2019.  The EBITDAC growth was driven by higher profit-sharing contingent commissions and leveraging our expense base with higher organic revenue, which was partially offset by higher intercompany IT charges.

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Wholesale Brokerage Segment

The Wholesale Brokerage Segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal lines insurance, primarily through independent agents and brokers, including Brown & Brown retail agents. Like the Retail and National Programs Segments, the Wholesale Brokerage Segment’s revenues are primarily commission based.

Financial information relating to our Wholesale Brokerage Segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core commissions and fees

 

$

74,963

 

 

$

67,056

 

 

 

11.8

%

Profit-sharing contingent commissions

 

 

2,136

 

 

 

2,915

 

 

 

(26.7

%)

Guaranteed supplemental commissions

 

 

437

 

 

 

391

 

 

 

11.8

%

Investment income

 

 

50

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

25.0

%

Other income, net

 

 

112

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

4.7

%

     Total revenues

 

 

77,698

 

 

 

70,509

 

 

 

10.2

%

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

42,504

 

 

 

37,510

 

 

 

13.3

%

Other operating expenses

 

 

13,435

 

 

 

12,809

 

 

 

4.9

%

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Amortization

 

 

2,349

 

 

 

2,849

 

 

 

(17.6

%)

Depreciation

 

 

431

 

 

 

404

 

 

 

6.7

%

Interest

 

 

1,711

 

 

 

1,327

 

 

 

28.9

%

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(418

)

 

 

41

 

 

NMF

 

     Total expenses

 

 

60,012

 

 

 

54,940

 

 

 

9.2

%

Income before income taxes

 

$

17,686

 

 

$

15,569

 

 

 

13.6

%

Income Before Income Taxes Margin (1)

 

 

22.8

%

 

 

22.1

%

 

 

 

 

EBITDAC (2)

 

$

21,759

 

 

$

20,190

 

 

 

7.8

%

EBITDAC Margin (2)

 

 

28.0

%

 

 

28.6

%

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

8.2

%

 

 

3.3

%

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits relative to total

   revenues

 

 

54.7

%

 

 

53.2

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses relative to total revenues

 

 

17.3

%

 

 

18.2

%

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

1,227

 

 

$

1,189

 

 

 

3.2

%

Total assets at March 31,

 

$

1,514,243

 

 

$

1,292,406

 

 

 

17.2

%

 

(1) "Income Before Income Taxes Margin" is defined as income before income taxes divided by total revenues

(2) A non-GAAP financial measure.

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

The Wholesale Brokerage Segment’s total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 10.2%, or $7.2 million, from the same period in 2019, to $77.7 million. The $7.9 million net increase in core commissions and fees revenue was driven primarily by: (i) $5.5 million related to net new and renewal business; and (ii) $2.4 million related to the core commissions and fees revenue from acquisitions that had no comparable revenues in the same period of 2019. Profit-sharing contingent commissions and GSCs for the first quarter of 2020 decreased approximately $0.7 million compared to the first quarter of 2019. The Wholesale Brokerage Segment’s growth rate for total commissions and fees was 10.2%, and the Organic Revenue growth rate was 8.2% for the first quarter of 2020. The Organic Revenue growth rate was driven by net new business, some rate increases for property & casualty and professional liability accounts, and modest increases in exposure units.

Income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 13.6%, or $2.1 million from the same period in 2019, to $17.7 million. The increase was due to: (i) higher Organic Revenue growth; (ii) the change in acquisition earn-out payables, and (iii) leveraging our expense base.

EBITDAC for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 7.8%, or $1.6 million from the same period in 2019, to $21.8 million.  EBITDAC Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased to 28.0% from 28.6% in the same period in 2019.  The decrease was due to: (i) slightly lower profit-sharing contingent commissions; and (ii) increased intercompany IT allocations, which offset underlying margin expansion.

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Services Segment

The Services Segment provides insurance-related services, including third-party claims administration and comprehensive medical utilization management services in both the workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas. The Services Segment also provides Medicare Set-aside account services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services, and claims adjusting services.

Unlike the other segments, nearly all of the Services Segment’s revenue is generated from fees, which are not significantly affected by fluctuations in general insurance premiums.

Financial information relating to our Services Segment for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

March 31,

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

% Change

 

REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core commissions and fees

 

$

44,452

 

 

$

49,444

 

 

 

(10.1

%)

Profit-sharing contingent commissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Guaranteed supplemental commissions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Investment income

 

 

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

(100.0

%)

Other income, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

      Total revenues

 

 

44,452

 

 

 

49,492

 

 

 

(10.2

%)

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits

 

 

22,291

 

 

 

22,427

 

 

 

(0.6

%)

Other operating expenses

 

 

12,334

 

 

 

15,330

 

 

 

(19.5

%)

(Gain)/loss on disposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

%

Amortization

 

 

1,390

 

 

 

1,303

 

 

 

6.7

%

Depreciation

 

 

351

 

 

 

284

 

 

 

23.6

%

Interest

 

 

1,091

 

 

 

872

 

 

 

25.1

%

Change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables

 

 

(3,085

)

 

 

99

 

 

NMF

 

     Total expenses

 

 

34,372

 

 

 

40,315

 

 

 

(14.7

%)

Income before income taxes

 

$

10,080

 

 

$

9,177

 

 

 

9.8

%

Income Before Income Taxes Margin (1)

 

 

22.7

%

 

 

18.5

%

 

 

 

 

EBITDAC (2)

 

$

9,827

 

 

$

11,735

 

 

 

(16.3

%)

EBITDAC Margin (2)

 

 

22.1

%

 

 

23.7

%

 

 

 

 

Organic Revenue growth rate (2)

 

 

(13.1

%)

 

 

0.5

%

 

 

 

 

Employee compensation and benefits relative to total

   revenues

 

 

50.1

%

 

 

45.3

%

 

 

 

 

Other operating expenses relative to total revenues

 

 

27.7

%

 

 

31.0

%

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

267

 

 

$

109

 

 

 

145.0

%

Total assets at March 31,

 

$

475,168

 

 

$

480,108

 

 

 

(1.0

%)

 

(1) "Income Before Income Taxes Margin" is defined as income before income taxes divided by total revenues

(2) A non-GAAP financial measure.

NMF = Not a meaningful figure

The Services Segment’s total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased 10.2%, or $5.0 million, from the same period in 2019, to $44.5 million. The $5.0 million net decrease in core commissions and fees revenue was driven primarily by: (i) a decrease of $6.5 million related to net new and renewal business; and (ii) an offsetting increase of $1.5 million related to the core commissions and fees revenue from acquisitions that had no comparable revenues in the same period of 2019. The Services Segment’s total commissions and fees declined 10.1%, and Organic Revenue declined 13.1% for the first quarter of 2020. The Organic Revenue decline was impacted by lower weather-related claims, lower claims in our Social Security advocacy businesses and a prior year terminated customer contract in one of our claims processing businesses.

Income before income taxes for the three months ended March 31, 2020 increased 9.8%, or $0.9 million, from the same period in 2019, to $10.1 million driven by a change in estimated acquisition earn-out payables which more than offset the decline in EBITDAC related to the decrease in Organic Revenue.

EBITDAC for the three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased 16.3%, or $1.9 million, from the same period in 2019, to $9.8 million.  EBITDAC Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2020 decreased to 22.1% from 23.7% in the same period in 2019.  The decrease in EBITDAC Margin was driven by the Organic Revenue decline and an increase in intercompany IT allocations.

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Other

As discussed in Note 12 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, the “Other” column in the Segment Information table includes any income and expenses not allocated to reportable segments, and corporate-related items, including the intercompany interest expense charges to reporting segments.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

The Company seeks to maintain a conservative balance sheet and strong liquidity profile. Our capital requirements to operate as an insurance intermediary are low and we have been able to grow and invest in our business principally through cash that has been generated from operations. We have the ability to utilize our existing Revolving Credit Facility, which as of March 31, 2020 provided up to $700.0 million in available cash.  We believe that we have access to additional funds, if needed, through the capital markets or private placements to obtain further debt financing under the current market conditions. The Company believes that its existing cash, cash equivalents, short-term investment portfolio and funds generated from operations, together with the funds available under the Revolving Credit Facility, will be sufficient to satisfy our normal liquidity needs, including principal payments on our long-term debt, for at least the next 12 months.

Prior to May 1, 2020, the Company expects to borrow $250.0 million under the Revolving Credit Facility. The proceeds are expected to be used in conjunction with the payment of the purchase price for the previously announced acquisition LP Insurance Services LLC and for additional liquidity to further strengthen the Company’s financial position in the event cash receipts from customers or carrier partners are delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has access to $450.0 million of additional borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility following such borrowing.  The Revolving Credit Facility contains an expansion option for up to an additional $500.0 million of borrowing capacity, subject to the approval of participating lenders.  In addition, under Term Loan Credit Agreement. The unsecured term loan in the initial amount of $300.0 million may be increased by up to $150.0 million, subject to the approval of participating lenders.  Therefore, including such expansion options under all existing credit agreements, the Company has access to up to $1.1 billion of incremental borrowing capacity.

Contractual Cash Obligations

As of March 31, 2020, our contractual cash obligations were as follows:

 

 

Payments Due by Period

 

(in thousands)

 

Total

 

 

Less than

1 year

 

 

1-3

years

 

 

4-5

years

 

 

After

5 years

 

Long-term debt

 

$

1,551,250

 

 

$

58,750

 

 

$

440,000

 

 

$

702,500

 

 

$

350,000

 

Other liabilities (1)

 

 

71,206

 

 

 

3,409

 

 

 

7,635

 

 

 

4,826

 

 

 

55,336

 

Operating leases (2)

 

 

257,670

 

 

 

49,755

 

 

 

88,752

 

 

 

60,143

 

 

 

59,020

 

Interest obligations

 

 

276,874

 

 

 

53,315

 

 

 

95,797

 

 

 

65,418

 

 

 

62,344

 

Unrecognized tax benefits

 

 

1,477

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,477

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum future acquisition contingency payments (3)

 

 

366,487

 

 

 

35,573

 

 

 

324,039

 

 

 

6,875

 

 

 

 

Total contractual cash obligations

 

$

2,524,964

 

 

$

200,802

 

 

$

957,700

 

 

$

839,762

 

 

$

526,700

 

 

(1)

Includes the current portion of other long-term liabilities.

 

(2)

Includes $11.9 million of future lease commitments not reflected on the balance sheet

 

(3)

Includes $157.7 million of current and non-current estimated earn-out payables

Debt

Total debt at March 31, 2020 was $1,542.1 million net of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs, which was a decrease of $13.2 million compared to December 31, 2019. The decrease includes (i) the repayment of the principal balance of $13.7 million for scheduled principal amortization balances related to our various existing floating rate debt term notes, (ii) net of the amortization of discounted debt related to our various unsecured Senior Notes, and debt issuance cost amortization of $0.5 million.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Neither we nor our subsidiaries have ever incurred off-balance sheet obligations through the use of, or investment in, off-balance sheet derivative financial instruments or structured finance or special purpose entities organized as corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies or trusts.

For further discussion of our cash management and risk management policies, see “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.”

ITEM 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Market risk is the potential loss arising from adverse changes in market rates and prices, such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates and equity prices. We are exposed to market risk through our investments, revolving credit line, term loan agreements and international operations.

Our invested assets are held primarily as cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, available-for-sale marketable debt securities, non-marketable debt securities, certificates of deposit, U.S. treasury securities, and professionally managed short duration fixed income funds.

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These investments are subject to interest rate risk. The fair values of our invested assets at March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, approximated their respective carrying values due to their short-term duration and therefore, such market risk is not considered to be material.

We do not actively invest or trade in equity securities. In addition, we generally dispose of any significant equity securities received in conjunction with an acquisition shortly after the acquisition date.

As of March 31, 2020, we had $701.3 million of borrowings outstanding under our various term loans, which bear interest on a floating basis tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and therefore can result in changes to our associated interest expense. The effect of an immediate hypothetical 10% change in interest rates would not have a material effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. As of July 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority has urged banks and institutions to discontinue their use of the LIBOR benchmark rate for floating rate debt, and other financial instruments tied to the rate after 2021. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”) have recommended the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) as the best alternative rate to LIBOR post discontinuance and has proposed a transition plan and timeline designed to encourage the adoption of SOFR from LIBOR.

The Company is currently evaluating the transition from LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark to other potential alternative reference rates, including but not limited to the SOFR interest rate. Management will continue to actively assess the related opportunities and risks associated with the transition and monitor related proposals and guidance published by ARRC and other alternative-rate initiatives, with an expectation that the Company will be prepared to for a termination of LIBOR benchmarks after 2021.

We are subject to exchange rate risk primarily in our U.K.-based wholesale brokerage business that has a cost base principally denominated in British pounds and a revenue base in several other currencies, but principally in U.S. dollars, and in our Canadian MGA business that has substantially all of its revenues and cost base denominated in Canadian Dollars. Based upon our foreign currency rate exposure as of March 31, 2020, an immediate 10% hypothetical change of foreign currency exchange rates would not have a material effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 4. Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation (the “Evaluation”) required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rule 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act (“Disclosure Controls”) as of March 31, 2020. Based upon the Evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that the design and operation of our Disclosure Controls were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our senior management, including our CEO and CFO, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

Changes in Internal Controls

There has not been any change in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the Evaluation that occurred during the quarter ended March 31, 2020, that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Our management, including our CEO and CFO, does not expect that our Disclosure Controls and internal controls will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake. Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the control.

The design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, a control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.

CEO and CFO Certifications

Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2 are the Certifications of the CEO and the CFO, respectively. The Certifications are supplied in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Section 302 Certifications”). This Item 4 of Part I of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains the information concerning the evaluation referred to in the Section 302 Certifications and this information should be read in conjunction with the Section 302 Certifications for a more complete understanding of the topics presented.

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PART II

In Item 3 of Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, certain information concerning litigation claims arising in the ordinary course of business was disclosed. Such information was current as of the date of filing. During the Company’s fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020, no new legal proceedings, or material developments with respect to existing legal proceedings, occurred which require disclosure in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

ITEM 1A. Risk Factors

Other than as described below, there were no material changes in the risk factors previously disclosed in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE RESULTING GOVERNMENTAL AND SOCIETAL RESPONSES, THE SEVERITY AND DURATION OF THE PANDEMIC, AND THE RESULTING IMPACT ON THE U.S. ECONOMY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, MAY MATERIALLY AND ADVERSELY AFFECT THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS, LIQUIDITY, CUSTOMERS, INSURANCE CARRIERS AND THIRD PARTIES.

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, surfaced. Since then, COVID-19 has spread to many countries, including the United States, and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve. The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant volatility, uncertainty and economic disruption, which will adversely affect our business and may materially and adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts our business will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the ultimate geographic spread and severity of COVID-19; the duration of the pandemic; business closures, travel restrictions, social distancing and other actions taken to contain and treat COVID-19; the effectiveness of actions taken to contain and treat the virus; the impact of the pandemic on economic activity; the extent and duration of the effect on customer demand and buying patterns; and any impairment in value of our tangible or intangible assets which could be recorded as a result of a weaker economic conditions. In addition, if the pandemic continues to create disruptions or turmoil in the credit or financial markets, or impacts our credit ratings, it could adversely affect our ability to access capital on favorable terms and continue to meet our liquidity needs, all of which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and any associated protective or preventative measures continue to spread in the United States and around the world, we may experience disruptions to our business, including:

 

our customers choosing to limit purchases of insurance and services due to declining business conditions, our customers ceasing their business operations on a temporary or permanent basis, and a reduction in our customers’ insurable exposure units, all of which would inhibit our ability to generate commission revenue and other revenue;

•  a delay in cash payments to us from customers or carrier partners due to COVID-19, which could negatively impact our financial condition;

 

travel restrictions and quarantines leading to a lack of in-person meetings, which would hinder our ability to establish relationships or originate new business; and

 

alternative working arrangements, including teammates working remotely, which could negatively impact our business should such arrangements remain for an extended period of time.

We cannot predict the impact that COVID-19 will have on our customers, insurance carriers, suppliers, and other third party contractors, and each of their financial conditions; however, any material effect on these parties could adversely impact us.

Additionally, COVID-19 could negatively affect our internal controls over financial reporting as a portion of our workforce is required to work from home and therefore new processes, procedures, and controls could be required to respond to changes in our business environment. Further, should any key employees become ill from the coronavirus and unable to work, the attention of the management team could be diverted. Our management is focused on mitigating the effects of COVID-19, which has required and will continue to require a large investment of time and resources across our business.

These and other disruptions related to COVID-19 could materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Further, the potential effects of COVID-19 also could impact many of our risk factors disclosed in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. However, as the COVID-19 situation is unprecedented and continuously evolving, the potential impacts to our risk factors that are further described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, remain uncertain.

 

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ITEM 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

The following table provides information about our repurchase of shares of our common stock during the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

Total number

of shares

purchased (1)

 

 

Average price

paid per share

 

 

Total number of

shares purchased

as part of publicly

announced plans

or programs (2)

 

 

Maximum value

that may yet be

purchased

under the plans

or programs (3)

 

January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2020

 

 

99,489

 

 

$

40.00

 

 

 

 

 

$

461,282,789

 

February 1, 2020 to February 29, 2020

 

 

38,178

 

 

 

48.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

461,282,789

 

March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020

 

 

70,548

 

 

 

34.86

 

 

 

42,080

 

 

 

459,852,961

 

Total

 

 

208,215

 

 

$

39.75

 

 

 

42,080

 

 

$

459,852,961

 

 

 

(1)

We purchased 208,215 shares during the quarter ended March 31, 2020, of which 42,080 shares were purchased in open market transactions, and 166,135 shares were acquired from our employees to cover required tax withholdings on the vesting of shares in our equity compensation plans.  

 

(2)

In March 2020, the Company made share repurchases in the open market of 42,080 shares at a total cost of $1.4 million.

 

(3)

On May 1, 2019, the Board of Directors approved an additional repurchase authorization amount of $372.5 million to bring the total available share repurchase authorization to approximately $500.0 million. After completing these open market share repurchases, the Company’s outstanding Board approved share repurchase authorization is approximately $459.9 million.  Between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2020, the Company repurchased a total of approximately 15.5 million shares for the aggregate cost of approximately $537.7 million.

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ITEM 6. Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed as a part of this Report:

 

    3.1

  

Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed on March 29, 2018),   Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (adopted April 24, 2003) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3a to Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2003)  and   Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3a to Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1999).

 

 

    3.2

  

By-Laws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Form 8-K filed on October 12, 2016).

 

 

  10.1*

Form of Performance Stock Award Agreement under the 2019 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on February 25, 2020).

 

 

  10.2*

Form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement under the 2019 Stock Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Form 8-K filed on February 25, 2020).

 

 

  31.1

  

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Chief Executive Officer of the Registrant.

 

 

  31.2

  

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant.

 

 

  32.1

  

Section 1350 Certification by the Chief Executive Officer of the Registrant.

 

 

  32.2

  

Section 1350 Certification by the Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant.

 

 

  101

  

The following financial statements from the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, formatted in inline XBRL, include: (i) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity, (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and (v) the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

  104

  

Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in inline XBRL and included in Exhibit 101).

*Management Contract or Compensatory Plan or Arrangement

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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

BROWN & BROWN, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ R. Andrew Watts

Date: April 29, 2020

 

R. Andrew Watts

 

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

 

(duly authorized officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer)

 

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