Financial performance

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Q1 2018 results

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Annual reports

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2017 annual report


Financial highlights
C$ millions (1)
(unless otherwise noted)
Q1 2018 Q4 2017 Q1 2017 Full Year 2017 Full Year 2016
Reported net income 669 207 551 2,149 2,485
Underlying net income 2 770 641 573 2,546 2,335
Diluted Report EPS ($) 1.09 0.34 0.89 3.49 4.03
Diluted Underlying EPS ($)2 1.26 1.05 0.93 4.15 3.80
Number of common shares
outstanding (in millions)
607.6 610.5 613.7 610.5 613.6
Reported ROE 13.1% 4.1% 11.0% 10.7% 13.0%
Underlying ROE 2 15.1% 12.7% 11.5% 12.7% 12.2%
Premiums and deposits 3 46,116 40,966 42,293 164,680 158,459
LICAT Ratio SLF 4 149% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dividend per share 0.455 0.455 0.42 1.745 1.62

1 All numbers are unaudited. All numbers are in Canadian dollar millions, unless otherwise noted.
2 Beginning in the first quarter of 2017, we no longer report operating net income and its related measures. Underlying net income (loss), underlying earnings (loss) per share and underlying ROE are not based on International Financial Reporting Standards. All EPS measures refer to diluted EPS, unless otherwise stated.
3 Premiums and deposits represents a non-IFRS financial measure.
4 Life Insurance Capital Adequacy Test (“LICAT”) ratio. LICAT ratios are not applicable before January 1, 2018; we previously used the Minimum Continuing Capital and Surplus Requirements (“MCCSR”) guideline, the former capital regulatory guideline.