There’s strength in our numbers.

Enterprise financials
Total sales — 2013: $36.9 billion; 2014: $39.3 billion; 2015: $42.9 billion; 2016: $43.0 billion; 2017: $46.5 billion
Operating revenue — 2013: $23.9 billion; 2014: $25.3 billion; 2015: $26.0 billion; 2016: $26.9 billion; 2017: $27.5 billion
Net operating income — 2013: $1.35 billion; 2014: $1.12 billion; 2015: $1.23 billion; 2016: $0.91 billion; 2017: $0.56 billion
Total assets — 2013: $183.2 billion; 2014: $195.2 billion; 2015: $197.1 billion; 2016: $209.8 billion; 2017: $236.1 billion
Enterprise financial strength ratings
A+ rating
A.M. Best
received 10/17/2002
affirmed 10/2/2017
A1 rating
Moody’s
received 3/10/2009
affirmed 11/7/2017
A+ rating
Standard & Poor’s
received 12/22/2008
affirmed 5/24/2017
Capital strength

Nationwide’s capital position remains strong. Statutory surplus — a measure of financial strength and claims-paying ability evaluated by regulators and rating agencies — was $14.7 billion. Total policyholders’ equity increased to $22.4 billion, compared to $21.8 billion at the end of 2016.

Policyholders’ equity — 2015: $20.6 billion; 2016: $21.8 billion; 2017: $22.4 billion
Investments

Our investment strategy’s primary focus is to meet members’ needs — helping them protect what matters most and support their plans for the future. How do we do that? By striving for superior investment results that help to ensure Nationwide’s financial strength and stability. We accomplish this through:

  • Investment discipline, teamwork and a deep understanding of Nationwide’s investment needs
  • Ongoing analysis of macroeconomic trends, market opportunities, and forward-looking views, coupled with robust and rigorous risk management
  • An experienced, multi-asset class investment team with strong market expertise

In 2017, total investments increased to $104.5 billion, up from $96.6 billion in 2016. Net investment income of $3.9 billion was up from 2016, driven primarily by fixed maturity income from an increase in average balances.

$104.5 billion in investments: 72% Fixed maturity securities; 15% Mortgage loans; 3% Short-term investments; 1% Real estate; 9% Other investments