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Third Quarter 2014 Highlights

Financial Highlights as of September, 2014

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For 167 years, Penn Mutual has been driven by our noble purpose to create a world of possibilities. As an original pioneer of mutual life insurance in America, we believe that life insurance is the center of a sound financial plan. Permanent life insurance provides a safety net through the protection it provides, builds cash value to allow you to do more in life, and makes an enduring impact for generations to come. Penn Mutual is committed to helping individuals, families and small businesses unlock life’s possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. That commitment is evidenced by our recent milestone of reaching $100 billion of life insurance in force. Penn Mutual achieved solid financial results in 2013, and we have continued that position through September 30, 2014. Our financial strength and mutual structure allow us to stay focused on what matters—serving the best interests of our policyholders, as well as ensuring our long-term viability and well-being.

GAAP Financial Performance

Operating Income, which includes our insurance product and broker-dealer segments, for the nine months ended September 30 2014, was $150.2 million, an increase of 26% compared to the prior year-to-date.

Total Revenue supporting our insurance operations was $1,108.5 million year-to-date through September 30, 2014, an increase of $172.0 million compared to the prior year-to-date.

Total Benefits Paid to policyholders or their beneficiaries for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 totaled $466.4 million, which reflects the fulfillment of our promises to them.

Consolidated Net Income through nine months for 2014 was $144.2 million, which reflects higher income from the growth in our in-force business and positive equity market trends.

Financial Strength

Total Surplus (Capital) totaled $1.63 billion at September 30, 2014, an increase of $76 million from December 31, 2013. Surplus is the amount we set aside for unexpected losses and is our financial protection against business volatility. The company continues to be heavily focused on managing our financial strength. This gives our policyholders the confidence that Penn Mutual is positioned to meet its obligations to them today and well into the future.

Statutory Assets and Liabilities — As of September 30, 2014, assets totaled $18.9 billion. Total liabilities were $17.4 billion as of September 30, 2014.

High Quality, Diversified Investment Portfolio

  • Penn Mutual holds a high-quality and well-diversified portfolio of assets with investment-grade bonds representing the single largest class of investments. As of September 30, 2014, cash and short-term and investment-grade bonds represented 87% of the company’s total invested assets (excluding policy loans).
  • With an average credit quality rating of A, Penn Mutual’s bond portfolio holds a high percentage of NAIC 1 bonds, which was 74% as of September 30, 2014, as classified by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Additionally, Penn Mutual holds a low percentage of below investment grade bonds, which was 3% as of September 30, 2014.
  • Our second largest asset class, “Other Invested Assets and Alternative Assets,” represented 9% of the investment portfolio (excluding policy loans). Included in this growing asset class is our investment in Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC broker/dealer subsidiary; assets associated with our hedging activities, which allows us to manage the guarantees we provide within our living benefits for our clients; and alternative assets, consisting of our investments in limited partnerships.


Life Insurance Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $82.8 million. Sales through September 30, 2014 have a more balanced mix with 35% coming from whole life, up from 17% from the comparable period in 2013.

Individual Life Insurance In-Force of $103.5 billion as of September 30, 2014, is the amount of life insurance protection that Penn Mutual provides to policyholders. Once again, this demonstrates that policyholders value the complete value of life insurance - both the protection and the cash accumulation - that our products offer.

New Annuity Sales for the first nine months of 2014 were $457.3 million, lower than the comparable 2013 period and a reflection of the company’s proactive management of our complementary annuity portfolio in order to maintain the proper balance between new sales and reserves for life insurance and annuities.

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