The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PNX) Updates Progress on Restatement of GAAP Financial Statements and Statutory Audit
Phoenix said the restatement work continues to move forward and it intends to provide another update on the restatement within the next 60 days. The company also expects to provide second quarter 2013 unaudited statutory financial results for Phoenix Life Insurance Company and second quarter 2013 estimated operating metrics for The Phoenix Companies, Inc. by August 15, 2013.
In addition, the company said it has determined that the completion of the 2012 audited statutory financial statements of its insurance company subsidiaries is dependent on substantial completion of the GAAP restatement process, the evaluation of the control environment related to the statutory and GAAP financial statements and the related audit processes, none of which is expected to be completed by August 1, 2013. The situation remains fluid as additional issues are identified and resolved.
Therefore, the company does not expect to file 2012 audited statutory financial statements of its insurance company subsidiaries with the insurance regulators in the states in which its insurance company subsidiaries are authorized to conduct business within the timeframes afforded by current extensions granted by their respective domiciliary states. The company intends to seek further extensions as required.
The company advised that the full year 2012 and first quarter 2013 unaudited statutory financial results for its insurance company subsidiaries filed with their domiciliary state insurance regulators can continue to be relied upon, but that situation can change. The company noted that there are errors arising from the restatement process and the statutory and GAAP audits that have been identified, some of which have been quantified while others have not yet been fully assessed and quantified. These errors, along with additional errors that may be identified, could, individually or in the aggregate, materially and adversely impact the 2012 unaudited statutory financial results that have been made publicly available by the company. As a result, the 2012 audited statutory financial statements, when completed, could materially and adversely vary from the unaudited 2012 statutory results.
Unaudited statutory financial results for the third quarter of 2012, full year 2012, and the first quarter of 2013 were filed on time with state regulators.
As previously reported, Phoenix is restating GAAP financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, the interim periods for 2011, and the first and second quarters of 2012 and, as a result, delayed filing its third quarter 2012 Form 10-Q, 2012 Form 10-K and first quarter 2013 Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Phoenix also believes it may not be able to timely file with the SEC its Forms 10-Q for the second and third quarters of 2013.
After Phoenix announced the restatement on November 8, 2012, the Company provided updates on the restatement process on March 15, 2013, April 24, 2013 and May 22, 2013.
More details regarding extensions to file the audited 2012 statutory financial statements with state regulatory authorities and other related information are contained in Current Reports on Form 8-K filed by Phoenix and its subsidiary, PHL Variable Insurance Company, with the SEC today.
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (NYS: PNX) is a boutique life insurance and annuity company serving customers' retirement and protection needs through select independent distributors. For more information, visit www.phoenixwm.com.
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