(dollars in millions) Q3 FY 18 Q3 FY 17 Inc/(Dec) Commercial Systems sales Original equipment $393 $374 5% Aftermarket 273 279 -2% Wide-body in-flight entertainment 3 5 -40% Total Commercial Systems sales $669 $658 2% Operating earnings
$148 $144 3% Operating margin rate 22.1% 21.9 % 20 bps * Original equipment sales increased due to higher air transport narrow-body and business jet product deliveries, partially offset by lower legacy wide-body production rates and customer-funded development program revenues.
* Operating earnings
decreased by $55.9 million, or 56.5%, from $99.0 million to $43.1 million, mainly as a result of the effect of the accelerated recognition of deferred revenues recorded in the second quarter of 2018.
Harsha Agadi, president and CEO of Crawford & Company, stated, "For the 2019 second quarter, on a constant currency basis and excluding GCG, we delivered 6% operating earnings
growth on revenues that were essentially flat year over year and strong sequential improvement over our first quarter operating earnings
for the three months ended June 30, 2019, were $619 million ($0.77 per share), compared with operating earnings
of $560 million ($0.86 per share) for the same period in 2018.
Accordingly, the company's core annuity operating earnings
will exclude the impact of items that are not necessarily indicative of operating trends, going forward.
It reported Operating Earnings
(a non-GAAP financial measure defined below) of $54.9 million, or $0.44 per diluted share of common stock, for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to $44.6 million, or $0.46 per diluted share of common stock, for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
Fitch said that it would have been better for the requirement to focus on operating earnings
rather than net earnings, because "equities are among the most volatile asset classes in insurers' investment portfolios."
The annuity operations posted $142 million in pretax operating earnings
for the latest quarter on $627 million in net revenues, compared with $146 million in pretax operating earnings
on $619 million in net revenues for the year-earlier quarter.
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of [dollar]18.1 million, up 84 percent compared to the prior year.
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