Financial performance

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2017 annual report


Financial highlights
C$ millions (1)
(unless otherwise noted)
Q4 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2017 Full Year 2018 Full Year 2017
Reported net income  580 567  207 2,522 2,149
Underlying net income 2 718  730 641  2,947 2,546
Diluted Report EPS ($) 0.96  0.93 0.34  4.14 3.49
Diluted Underlying EPS ($)2 1.19  1.20 1.05  4.86 4.15
Number of common shares
outstanding (in millions)
598.5  603.3 610.5 

598.5

610.5
Reported ROE 10.9%  10.8% 4.1%  12.1% 10.7%
Underlying ROE 2 13.6%  14.0% 12.7%  14.2% 12.7%
Premiums and deposits 2  41,513 35,462 40,966  160,108 164,680
LICAT Ratio SLF 3 144%  145% n/a  144% n/a
Dividend per share 0.500  0.475 0.455  1.905 1.745

All numbers are unaudited. All numbers are in Canadian dollar millions, unless otherwise noted.
Underlying net income (loss), underlying earnings (loss) per share, underlying ROE and premiums and deposits are non-IFRS financial measures. Additional information concerning these non-IFRS financial measures and reconciliations to the closest IFRS measures are available in section M - Non-IFRS Financial Measures of the Earnings News Release. All EPS measures refer to diluted EPS, unless otherwise stated.
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.