NU Online News Service, May 8, 11:15 a.m. – Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., is reporting $153 million in net income for the first quarter on $6.7 billion in revenue, down from $437 million in net income on $6.7 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2001.
Consolidated net results for the latest quarter include $96 million in investment losses, $8 million in losses on divested businesses, and $110 million in “closed block” losses on life policies sold before Prudential demutualized.
Prudential prefers to measure its performance using financial services business “adjusted operating income,” a figure that excludes the investment losses and closed-block losses.
The company’s adjusted operating income fell to $263 million for the latest quarter, from $403 million.
Thanks in part to the acquisition of Gibraltar Life, Prudential’s international division reported the best results. The international division generated $200 million in operating income for the first quarter on $1.4 billion in revenue, up from $98 million in operating income on $672 million in revenue.