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RenaissanceRe Reports Second Quarter 2019 Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $367.9 Million, or $8.35 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income Available to Common Shareholders of $212.6 Million, or $4.78 Per Diluted Common Share

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2019-- RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $367.9 million, or $8.35 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $191.8 million, or $4.78 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2018. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $212.6 million, or $4.78 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $204.3 million, or $5.10 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2018. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 28.9% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 16.7% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to 18.6% and 19.8%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018. Book value per common share increased $8.12, or 7.3%, to $119.17 in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a 4.3% increase in the second quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $8.52, or 8.2%, to $132.57 in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a 4.9% increase in the second quarter of 2018.

Kevin J. O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: “I am pleased with our performance in the second quarter, where we achieved annualized operating return on average common equity of 16.7% and growth in tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends of 8.2%. This strong performance was due to the diligent execution of our differentiated strategy, resulting in solid profits, material growth and improved operational efficiency. The portfolio of risks we have constructed is larger, more diverse and increasingly efficient, and poised to drive superior long-term returns for our shareholders.”

Second Quarter of 2019 Summary

  • Gross premiums written increased by $499.6 million, or 51.1%, to $1.5 billion, in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the second quarter of 2018, driven by an increase of $286.6 million in the Property segment and an increase of $213.0 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment.
  • Underwriting income of $170.8 million and a combined ratio of 81.3% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $226.6 million and 47.2%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018. The Property segment generated underwriting income of $151.7 million and had a combined ratio of 64.3%. The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $19.0 million and had a combined ratio of 96.1%. Underwriting income decreased in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of changes in the estimates of the net negative impact of the 2017 Large Loss Events (as defined herein) during the second quarter of 2018, resulting in a net positive impact on the underwriting result in the second quarter of 2018, partially offset by higher net earned premium in the second quarter of 2019 as a result of growth across all business lines.
  • Total investment result was a gain of $309.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, generating an annualized total investment return of 8.0%, driven by net realized and unrealized gains on investments of $194.0 million, comprised of $143.3 million from fixed maturity investments and $50.7 million from equity investments and investments-related derivatives.
  • Over $700.0 million of capital raised through the Company’s third-party vehicles, including DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd. (“DaVinciRe”), Upsilon RFO Re Ltd. (“Upsilon RFO”), Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. (“Vermeer”) and RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd.

Acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re

As previously announced, on March 22, 2019, the Company completed its acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re AG (now known as RenaissanceRe Europe AG), Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited (now known as RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited) and their subsidiaries (collectively, the “TMR Group Entities”). The operating activities of the TMR Group Entities for the period from the acquisition date, March 22, 2019, through June 30, 2019 are included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. The Company accounted for the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic Business Combinations.

The second quarter of 2019 was the first full quarter that reflected the results of the TMR Group Entities on the Company’s results of operations. As such, the results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2018, should be viewed in that context. In addition, the results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2019 may not be reflective of the ultimate ongoing business of the combined entities.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

Gross premiums written in the Property segment were $839.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $286.6 million, or 51.9%, compared to $552.6 million in the second quarter of 2018.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $602.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $164.9 million, or 37.7%, compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business in the second quarter of 2019 was driven by expanded participation on existing transactions and certain new transactions, in addition to the impact of the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities.

Gross premiums written in the other property class of business were $236.5 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $121.6 million, or 105.9%, compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the other property class of business was primarily driven by growth across a number of the Company’s underwriting platforms, from existing relationships, new opportunities, as well as the business acquired in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities.

Ceded premiums written in the Property segment were $295.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $40.3 million, or 15.8%, compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in ceded premiums written in the second quarter of 2019 was principally due to a portion of the increase in gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business noted above being ceded to third-party investors in the Company’s managed vehicles, as well as an overall increase in ceded purchases.

The Property segment generated underwriting income of $151.7 million and had a combined ratio of 64.3% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $213.7 million and negative 4.7%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018. During the second quarter of 2019, the Property segment underwriting result included a lower current accident year net claims and claim expense ratio driven by a relatively lower level of insured catastrophe events, compared to the second quarter of 2018, partially offset by net adverse development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $10.8 million, or an increase in the combined ratio of 2.6 percentage points, primarily driven by higher than expected losses in the other property class of business.

As previously reported, the second quarter of 2018 results, in particular the underwriting result and combined ratio of the Company’s Property segment, were favorably impacted by changes in the estimates of the net negative impact associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Mexico City Earthquake, and the wildfires in California during the fourth quarter of 2017 (collectively, the “2017 Large Loss Events”), resulting in a net positive impact on the Property segment underwriting result of $86.1 million, and a corresponding reduction in the Property segment combined ratio of 50.1 percentage points. Net negative impact includes the sum of estimates of net claims and claim expenses incurred, earned reinstatement premiums assumed and ceded, lost profit commissions and redeemable noncontrolling interest. The Company’s estimates of net negative impact are based on a review of its potential exposures, discussions with certain counterparties and catastrophe modeling techniques. The Company’s actual net negative impact, both individually and in the aggregate, will vary from these estimates, perhaps materially. Changes in these estimates will be recorded in the period in which they occur.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

Gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment were $637.7 million in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of $213.0 million, or 50.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase was due to business acquired in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities, as well as growth from new and existing business opportunities written in the current and prior periods across various classes of business within the segment.

The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $19.0 million and had a combined ratio of 96.1% in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $13.0 million and 94.2%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2018. The increase in underwriting income was primarily due to the growth in net premiums earned as a result of the business acquired in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities. The increase in the Casualty and Specialty segment combined ratio was driven by an increase of 3.3 percentage points in the net claims and claim expense ratio, principally the result of less net favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2018. Partially offsetting the increase in the net claims and claim expense ratio was a 1.4 percentage point decrease in the underwriting expense ratio primarily the result of a decrease in the operating expense ratio due to improved operating leverage as a result of the business acquired in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities.

Other Items

  • The Company’s total investment result, which includes the sum of net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments, was a gain of $309.8 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a gain of $53.5 million in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of $256.4 million. The increase in the total investment result was principally due to significant net realized and unrealized gains from the Company’s fixed maturity, public equity and investments-related derivative portfolios, combined with higher net investment income primarily driven by the Company’s fixed maturity, short term and private equity investment portfolios. Also driving the investment result for the second quarter of 2019 were higher average invested assets primarily resulting from the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities, combined with capital raised in certain of the Company’s consolidated third-party capital vehicles, namely DaVinciRe, Vermeer and Upsilon RFO, and the subsequent investment of those funds as part of the Company’s consolidated investment portfolio.
  • Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the second quarter of 2019 was $71.8 million, compared to $54.5 million in the second quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily driven by the results of operations of Vermeer being included in net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the second quarter of 2019, combined with DaVinciRe generating higher underwriting income and higher total investment results.
  • During the second quarter of 2019, the Company recorded $14.5 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities, comprised of $9.2 million of compensation-related costs, $3.4 million of integration-related costs and $1.9 million of transaction-related costs.
  • On April 2, 2019, the Company issued $400.0 million of its 3.600% Senior Notes due April 15, 2029. A portion of the net proceeds were used to repay, in full, the $200.0 million outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility, which was drawn on March 20, 2019 in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
  • In the second quarter of 2019, total fee income increased $7.5 million, to $40.2 million, compared to $32.7 million in the second quarter of 2018, primarily driven by an increase in the dollar value of capital being managed, combined with improved underlying performance.
  • Income tax expense was $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2018, principally driven by investment gains in our U.S.-based operations.

This Press Release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures including “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders”, “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted”, “operating return on average common equity - annualized”, “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends.” A reconciliation of such measures to the most comparable GAAP figures in accordance with Regulation G is presented in the attached supplemental financial data.

Please refer to the “Investors - Financial Reports - Financial Supplements” section of the Company’s website at www.renre.com for a copy of the Financial Supplement which includes additional information on the Company’s financial performance.

RenaissanceRe will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss this release. Live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the “Investors - Webcasts & Presentations” section of the Company’s website at www.renre.com.

About RenaissanceRe

RenaissanceRe is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance that specializes in matching well-structured risks with efficient sources of capital. The Company provides property, casualty and specialty reinsurance and certain insurance solutions to customers, principally through intermediaries. Established in 1993, the Company has offices in Bermuda, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any forward-looking statements made in this Press Release reflect RenaissanceRe’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements, including the following: the frequency and severity of catastrophic and other events that the Company covers; the effectiveness of the Company’s claims and claim expense reserving process; the Company’s ability to maintain its financial strength ratings; the effect of climate change on the Company’s business, including the trend towards increasingly frequent and severe climate events; collection on claimed retrocessional coverage, and new retrocessional reinsurance being available on acceptable terms and providing the coverage that we intended to obtain; the effect of emerging claims and coverage issues; the effects of U.S. tax reform legislation and possible future tax reform legislation and regulations, including changes to the tax treatment of the Company’s shareholders or investors in the Company’s joint ventures or other entities the Company manages; soft reinsurance underwriting market conditions; the Company’s reliance on a small and decreasing number of reinsurance brokers and other distribution services for the preponderance of its revenue; the Company’s exposure to credit loss from counterparties in the normal course of business; the effect of continued challenging economic conditions throughout the world; a contention by the Internal Revenue Service that Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd., or any of the Company’s other Bermuda subsidiaries, is subject to taxation in the U.S.; the success of any of the Company’s strategic investments or acquisitions, including the Company’s ability to manage its operations as its product and geographical diversity increases; the Company’s ability to retain key senior officers and to attract or retain the executives and employees necessary to manage its business; the performance of the Company’s investment portfolio; losses that the Company could face from terrorism, political unrest or war; the effect of cybersecurity risks, including technology breaches or failure on the Company’s business; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its business strategies and initiatives; the Company’s ability to determine the impairments taken on investments; the effects of inflation; the ability of the Company’s ceding companies and delegated authority counterparties to accurately assess the risks they underwrite; the effect of operational risks, including system or human failures; the Company’s ability to effectively manage capital on behalf of investors in joint ventures or other entities it manages; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the Company’s ability to raise capital if necessary; the Company’s ability to comply with covenants in its debt agreements; changes to the regulatory systems under which the Company operates, including as a result of increased global regulation of the insurance and reinsurance industries; changes in Bermuda laws and regulations and the political environment in Bermuda; the Company’s dependence on the ability of its operating subsidiaries to declare and pay dividends; aspects of the Company’s corporate structure that may discourage third-party takeovers or other transactions; the cyclical nature of the reinsurance and insurance industries; adverse legislative developments that reduce the size of the private markets the Company serves or impede their future growth; consolidation of competitors, customers and insurance and reinsurance brokers; the effect on the Company’s business of the highly competitive nature of its industry, including the effect of new entrants to, competing products for and consolidation in the (re)insurance industry; other political, regulatory or industry initiatives adversely impacting the Company; the Company’s ability to comply with applicable sanctions and foreign corrupt practices laws; increasing barriers to free trade and the free flow of capital; international restrictions on the writing of reinsurance by foreign companies and government intervention in the natural catastrophe market; the effect of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or European Union (“EU”) measures to increase the Company’s taxes and reporting requirements; the effect of the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU; changes in regulatory regimes and accounting rules that may impact financial results irrespective of business operations; the Company’s need to make many estimates and judgments in the preparation of its financial statements; risks that the ongoing integration of the TMR Group Entities disrupts or distracts from current plans and operations; the Company’s ability to recognize the benefits of the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities; and other factors affecting future results disclosed in RenaissanceRe’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Summary Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended

 

Six months ended

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross premiums written

$

1,476,908

 

 

$

977,343

 

 

$

3,041,203

 

 

$

2,136,995

 

Net premiums written

$

1,022,965

 

 

$

604,509

 

 

$

1,951,996

 

 

$

1,267,553

 

Increase in unearned premiums

(111,463

)

 

(175,124

)

 

(490,466

)

 

(397,886

)

Net premiums earned

911,502

 

 

429,385

 

 

1,461,530

 

 

869,667

 

Net investment income

115,832

 

 

71,356

 

 

197,294

 

 

127,832

 

Net foreign exchange gains (losses)

9,309

 

 

(10,687

)

 

6,463

 

 

(6,930

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

6,812

 

 

5,826

 

 

11,473

 

 

6,683

 

Other income (loss)

922

 

 

1,225

 

 

4,093

 

 

(17

)

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

194,003

 

 

(17,901

)

 

364,648

 

 

(100,045

)

Total revenues

1,238,380

 

 

479,204

 

 

2,045,501

 

 

897,190

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

453,373

 

 

60,167

 

 

680,408

 

 

231,870

 

Acquisition expenses

227,482

 

 

105,052

 

 

351,433

 

 

202,763

 

Operational expenses

59,814

 

 

37,543

 

 

104,747

 

 

78,815

 

Corporate expenses

23,847

 

 

8,301

 

 

62,636

 

 

15,034

 

Interest expense

15,534

 

 

11,768

 

 

27,288

 

 

23,535

 

Total expenses

780,050

 

 

222,831

 

 

1,226,512

 

 

552,017

 

Income before taxes

458,330

 

 

256,373

 

 

818,989

 

 

345,173

 

Income tax expense

(9,475

)

 

(4,506

)

 

(17,006

)

 

(1,099

)

Net income

448,855

 

 

251,867

 

 

801,983

 

 

344,074

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

(71,812

)

 

(54,483

)

 

(142,034

)

 

(84,382

)

Net income attributable to RenaissanceRe

377,043

 

 

197,384

 

 

659,949

 

 

259,692

 

Dividends on preference shares

(9,189

)

 

(5,596

)

 

(18,378

)

 

(11,191

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

367,854

 

 

$

191,788

 

 

$

641,571

 

 

$

248,501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic

$

8.36

 

 

$

4.78

 

 

$

14.82

 

 

$

6.21

 

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted

$

8.35

 

 

$

4.78

 

 

$

14.81

 

 

$

6.21

 

Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (1)

$

4.78

 

 

$

5.10

 

 

$

8.39

 

 

$

8.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding - basic

43,483

 

 

39,641

 

 

42,774

 

 

39,597

 

Average shares outstanding - diluted

43,521

 

 

39,654

 

 

42,806

 

 

39,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio

49.7

%

 

14.0

%

 

46.6

%

 

26.7

%

Underwriting expense ratio

31.6

%

 

33.2

%

 

31.2

%

 

32.3

%

Combined ratio

81.3

%

 

47.2

%

 

77.8

%

 

59.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

28.9

%

 

18.6

%

 

26.4

%

 

12.2

%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1)

16.7

%

 

19.8

%

 

15.1

%

 

16.0

%

(1) See Comments on Regulation G for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Assets

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value

$

10,479,666

 

 

$

8,088,870

 

Short term investments, at fair value

4,579,171

 

 

2,586,520

 

Equity investments trading, at fair value

273,646

 

 

310,252

 

Other investments, at fair value

955,437

 

 

784,933

 

Investments in other ventures, under equity method

100,396

 

 

115,172

 

Total investments

16,388,316

 

 

11,885,747

 

Cash and cash equivalents

670,626

 

 

1,107,922

 

Premiums receivable

3,140,688

 

 

1,537,188

 

Prepaid reinsurance premiums

1,158,534

 

 

616,185

 

Reinsurance recoverable

2,865,150

 

 

2,372,221

 

Accrued investment income

76,949

 

 

51,311

 

Deferred acquisition costs and value of business acquired

780,756

 

 

476,661

 

Receivable for investments sold

395,787

 

 

256,416

 

Other assets

344,938

 

 

135,127

 

Goodwill and other intangibles

265,217

 

 

237,418

 

Total assets

$

26,086,961

 

 

$

18,676,196

 

Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Reserve for claims and claim expenses

$

8,484,848

 

 

$

6,076,271

 

Unearned premiums

3,362,520

 

 

1,716,021

 

Debt

1,382,890

 

 

991,127

 

Reinsurance balances payable

3,280,048

 

 

1,902,056

 

Payable for investments purchased

554,696

 

 

380,332

 

Other liabilities

396,651

 

 

513,609

 

Total liabilities

17,461,653

 

 

11,579,416

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

2,712,466

 

 

2,051,700

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Preference shares

650,000

 

 

650,000

 

Common shares

44,162

 

 

42,207

 

Additional paid-in capital

552,210

 

 

296,099

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,869

)

 

(1,433

)

Retained earnings

4,670,339

 

 

4,058,207

 

Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe

5,912,842

 

 

5,045,080

 

Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity

$

26,086,961

 

 

$

18,676,196

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

$

119.17

 

 

$

104.13

 

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three months ended June 30, 2019

 

   

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

   

$

 

 

839,200

 

 

$

 

 

637,708

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

1,476,908

 

Net premiums written

   

$

 

 

544,115

 

 

$

 

 

478,850

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

1,022,965

 

Net premiums earned

   

$

 

 

425,013

 

 

$

 

 

486,489

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

911,502

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

   

 

146,874

 

 

 

306,501

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

453,373

 

Acquisition expenses

   

 

89,711

 

 

 

137,963

 

 

 

(192

)

 

 

227,482

 

Operational expenses

   

 

36,764

 

 

 

23,016

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

59,814

 

Underwriting income (loss)

   

$

 

 

151,664

 

 

$

 

 

19,009

 

 

$

 

 

160

 

 

 

170,833

 

Net investment income

   

 

 

 

 

 

115,832

 

 

 

115,832

 

Net foreign exchange gains

   

 

 

 

 

 

9,309

 

 

 

9,309

 

Equity in earnings of other ventures

   

 

 

 

 

 

6,812

 

 

 

6,812

 

Other income

   

 

 

 

 

 

922

 

 

 

922

 

Net realized and unrealized gains on investments

   

 

 

 

 

 

194,003

 

 

 

194,003

 

Corporate expenses

   

 

 

 

 

 

(23,847

)

 

 

(23,847

)

Interest expense

   

 

 

 

 

 

(15,534

)

 

 

(15,534

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

458,330

 

Income tax expense

   

 

 

 

 

 

(9,475

)

 

 

(9,475

)

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

 

(71,812

)

 

 

(71,812

)

Dividends on preference shares

   

 

 

 

 

 

(9,189

)

 

 

(9,189

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

367,854

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

   

$

 

 

136,111

 

 

$

 

 

317,029

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

453,140

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

   

 

10,763

 

 

 

(10,528

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

233

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

   

$

 

 

146,874

 

 

$

 

 

306,501

 

 

$

 

 

(2

)

 

$

 

 

453,373

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

   

 

32.0

%

 

 

65.2

%

 

 

 

 

49.7

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

   

 

2.6

%

 

 

(2.2)

%

 

 

 

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

   

 

34.6

%

 

 

63.0

%

 

 

 

 

49.7

%

Underwriting expense ratio

   

 

29.7

%

 

 

33.1

%

 

 

 

 

31.6

%

Combined ratio

   

 

64.3

%

 

 

96.1

%

 

 

 

 

81.3

%

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Three months ended June 30, 2018

 

   

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

   

$

 

 

552,627

 

 

$

 

 

424,716

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

977,343

 

Net premiums written

   

$

 

 

297,832

 

 

$

 

 

306,677

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

604,509

 

Net premiums earned

   

$

 

 

204,138

 

 

$

 

 

225,247

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

429,385

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

   

 

(74,269

)

 

 

134,524

 

 

 

(88

)

 

 

60,167

 

Acquisition expenses

   

 

40,850

 

 

 

64,201

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

105,052

 

Operational expenses

   

 

23,810

 

 

 

13,552

 

 

 

181

 

 

 

37,543

 

Underwriting income (loss)

   

$

 

 

213,747

 

 

$

 

 

12,970

 

 

$

 

 

(94

)

 

 

226,623

 

Net investment income

   

 

 

 

 

 

71,356

 

 

 

71,356

 

Net foreign exchange losses

   

 

 

 

 

 

(10,687

)

 

 

(10,687

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

   

 

 

 

 

 

5,826

 

 

 

5,826

 

Other income

   

 

 

 

 

 

1,225

 

 

 

1,225

 

Net realized and unrealized losses on investments

   

 

 

 

 

 

(17,901

)

 

 

(17,901

)

Corporate expenses

   

 

 

 

 

 

(8,301

)

 

 

(8,301

)

Interest expense

   

 

 

 

 

 

(11,768

)

 

 

(11,768

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

256,373

 

Income tax expense

   

 

 

 

 

 

(4,506

)

 

 

(4,506

)

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

 

(54,483

)

 

 

(54,483

)

Dividends on preference shares

   

 

 

 

 

 

(5,596

)

 

 

(5,596

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

191,788

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

   

$

 

 

68,876

 

 

$

 

 

147,520

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

216,396

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

   

 

(143,145

)

 

 

(12,996

)

 

 

(88

)

 

 

(156,229

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

   

$

 

 

(74,269

)

 

$

 

 

134,524

 

 

$

 

 

(88

)

 

$

 

 

60,167

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

   

 

33.7

%

 

 

65.5

%

 

 

 

 

50.4

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

   

 

(70.1

)%

 

 

(5.8

)%

 

 

 

 

(36.4

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

   

 

(36.4

)%

 

 

59.7

%

 

 

 

 

14.0

%

Underwriting expense ratio

   

 

31.7

%

 

 

34.5

%

 

 

 

 

33.2

%

Combined ratio

   

 

(4.7

)%

 

 

94.2

%

 

 

 

 

47.2

%

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

Six months ended June 30, 2019

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

 

1,871,584

 

 

$

 

1,169,619

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

3,041,203

 

Net premiums written

$

 

1,108,345

 

 

$

 

843,651

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

1,951,996

 

Net premiums earned

$

 

715,758

 

 

$

 

745,772

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

1,461,530

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

 

202,957

 

 

 

477,434

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

680,408

 

Acquisition expenses

 

143,450

 

 

 

208,175

 

 

 

(192

)

 

 

351,433

 

Operational expenses

 

65,308

 

 

 

39,405

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

104,747

 

Underwriting income (loss)

$

 

304,043

 

 

$

 

20,758

 

 

$

 

141

 

 

 

324,942

 

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

 

197,294

 

 

 

197,294

 

Net foreign exchange gains

 

 

 

 

 

6,463

 

 

 

6,463

 

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

 

11,473

 

 

 

11,473

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

 

4,093

 

 

 

4,093

 

Net realized and unrealized gains on investments

 

 

 

 

 

364,648

 

 

 

364,648

 

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(62,636

)

 

 

(62,636

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

(27,288

)

 

 

(27,288

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

818,989

 

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

(17,006

)

 

 

(17,006

)

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

(142,034

)

 

 

(142,034

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

 

(18,378

)

 

 

(18,378

)

Net income attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

641,571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

 

190,317

 

 

$

 

494,164

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

684,481

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

 

12,640

 

 

 

(16,730

)

 

 

17

 

 

 

(4,073

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

 

202,957

 

 

$

 

477,434

 

 

$

 

17

 

 

$

 

680,408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

 

26.6

%

 

 

66.3

%

 

 

 

 

46.8

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

 

1.8

%

 

 

(2.3

)%

 

 

 

 

(0.2

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

 

28.4

%

 

 

64.0

%

 

 

 

 

46.6

%

Underwriting expense ratio

 

29.1

%

 

 

33.2

%

 

 

 

 

31.2

%

Combined ratio

 

57.5

%

 

 

97.2

%

 

 

 

 

77.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended June 30, 2018

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

 

1,259,595

 

 

$

 

877,400

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

2,136,995

 

Net premiums written

$

 

651,909

 

 

$

 

615,644

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

1,267,553

 

Net premiums earned

$

 

429,187

 

 

$

 

440,480

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

869,667

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

 

(43,662

)

 

 

275,602

 

 

 

(70

)

 

 

231,870

 

Acquisition expenses

 

81,571

 

 

 

121,191

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

202,763

 

Operational expenses

 

50,356

 

 

 

28,145

 

 

 

314

 

 

 

78,815

 

Underwriting income (loss)

$

 

340,922

 

 

$

 

15,542

 

 

$

 

(245

)

 

 

356,219

 

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

 

127,832

 

 

 

127,832

 

Net foreign exchange losses

 

 

 

 

 

(6,930

)

 

 

(6,930

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

 

6,683

 

 

 

6,683

 

Other loss

 

 

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

(17

)

Net realized and unrealized losses on investments

 

 

 

 

 

(100,045

)

 

 

(100,045

)

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(15,034

)

 

 

(15,034

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

(23,535

)

 

 

(23,535

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

345,173

 

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

(1,099

)

 

 

(1,099

)

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

(84,382

)

 

 

(84,382

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

 

(11,191

)

 

 

(11,191

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

248,501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

 

127,045

 

 

$

 

292,389

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

419,434

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

 

(170,707

)

 

 

(16,787

)

 

 

(70

)

 

 

(187,564

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

 

(43,662

)

 

$

 

275,602

 

 

$

 

(70

)

 

$

 

231,870

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

 

29.6

%

 

 

66.4

%

 

 

 

 

48.2

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

 

(39)

%

 

 

(3.8)

%

 

 

 

 

(21.5)

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

 

(10.2)

%

 

 

62.6

%

 

 

 

 

26.7

%

Underwriting expense ratio

 

30.8

%

 

 

33.9

%

 

 

 

 

32.3

%

Combined ratio

 

20.6

%

 

 

96.5

%

 

 

 

 

59.0

%

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written

(in thousands of United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

Six months ended

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

Property Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catastrophe

$

602,656

 

 

$

437,720

 

 

$

1,447,869

 

 

$

1,028,057

 

Other property

236,544

 

 

114,907

 

 

423,715

 

 

231,538

 

Property segment gross premiums written

$

839,200

 

 

$

552,627

 

 

$

1,871,584

 

 

$

1,259,595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casualty and Specialty Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General casualty (1)

$

258,357

 

 

$

153,648

 

 

411,691

 

 

280,274

 

Professional liability (2)

167,206

 

 

97,811

 

 

316,583

 

 

254,924

 

Financial lines (3)

91,202

 

 

88,215

 

 

218,558

 

 

181,482

 

Other (4)

120,943

 

 

85,042

 

 

222,787

 

 

160,720

 

Casualty and Specialty segment gross premiums written

$

637,708

 

 

$

424,716

 

 

$

1,169,619

 

 

$

877,400

 

(1)

 

Includes automobile liability, casualty clash, employer’s liability, umbrella or excess casualty, workers’ compensation and general liability

(2)

 

Includes directors and officers, medical malpractice, and professional indemnity.

(3)

 

Includes financial guaranty, mortgage guaranty, political risk, surety and trade credit.

(4)

 

Includes accident and health, agriculture, aviation, cyber, energy, marine, satellite and terrorism. Lines of business such as regional multi-
line and whole account may have characteristics of various other classes of business, and are allocated accordingly.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Total Investment Result

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

Six months ended

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

Fixed maturity investments

$

88,106

 

 

$

50,416

 

 

$

149,589

 

 

$

96,059

 

Short term investments

17,807

 

 

7,633

 

 

29,651

 

 

12,937

 

Equity investments trading

916

 

 

1,490

 

 

1,943

 

 

2,188

 

Other investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private equity investments

10,309

 

 

3,860

 

 

12,763

 

 

3,426

 

Other

630

 

 

10,658

 

 

7,875

 

 

18,681

 

Cash and cash equivalents

2,306

 

 

1,039

 

 

3,823

 

 

1,604

 

 

120,074

 

 

75,096

 

 

205,644

 

 

134,895

 

Investment expenses

(4,242

)

 

(3,740

)

 

(8,350

)

 

(7,063

)

Net investment income

115,832

 

 

71,356

 

 

197,294

 

 

127,832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross realized gains

28,512

 

 

5,133

 

 

52,885

 

 

9,716

 

Gross realized losses

(7,217

)

 

(26,519

)

 

(30,160

)

 

(52,372

)

Net realized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments

21,295

 

 

(21,386

)

 

22,725

 

 

(42,656

)

Net unrealized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments trading

121,991

 

 

(9,420

)

 

225,913

 

 

(64,792

)

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments-related derivatives

37,173

 

 

1,038

 

 

50,969

 

 

(3,326

)

Net realized gains on equity investments trading

31,899

 

 

348

 

 

30,738

 

 

582

 

Net unrealized (losses) gains on equity investments trading

(18,355

)

 

11,519

 

 

34,303

 

 

10,147

 

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

194,003

 

 

(17,901

)

 

364,648

 

 

(100,045

)

Total investment result

$

309,835

 

 

$

53,455

 

 

$

561,942

 

 

$

27,787

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total investment return - annualized

8.0

%

 

2.0

%

 

7.3

%

 

0.5

%

Comments on Regulation G

In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this Press Release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G. The Company has provided these financial measures in previous investor communications and the Company’s management believes that these measures are important to investors and other interested persons, and that investors and such other persons benefit from having a consistent basis for comparison between quarters and for comparison with other companies within the industry. These measures may not, however, be comparable to similarly titled measures used by companies outside of the insurance industry. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP measures in assessing the Company’s overall financial performance.

The Company uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as a measure to evaluate the underlying fundamentals of its operations and believes it to be a useful measure of its corporate performance. “Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as used herein differs from “net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders,” which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, by the exclusion of net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders, transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities and the income tax expense or benefit associated with these exclusions to “net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders". The Company’s management believes that “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” is useful to investors because it more accurately measures and predicts the Company’s results of operations by removing the variability arising from: fluctuations in the Company’s fixed maturity investment portfolio, equity investments trading and investments-related derivatives; certain transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities; and the associated income tax expense or benefit of these adjustments. The Company also uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” to calculate “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted” and “operating return on average common equity - annualized”. The following is a reconciliation of: 1) net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders; 2) net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted; and 3) return on average common equity - annualized to operating return on average common equity - annualized:

 

Three months ended

 

Six months ended

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

 

June 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2018

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

367,854

 

 

$

191,788

 

 

$

641,571

 

 

$

248,501

 

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)

(177,418

)

 

12,562

 

 

(330,582

)

 

81,590

 

Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities

14,483

 

 

 

 

40,003

 

 

 

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

7,653

 

 

(58

)

 

15,940

 

 

(3,706

)

Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

212,572

 

 

$

204,292

 

 

$

366,932

 

 

$

326,385

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted

$

8.35

 

 

$

4.78

 

 

$

14.81

 

 

$

6.21

 

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)

(4.08

)

 

0.32

 

 

(7.72

)

 

2.06

 

Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities

0.33

 

 

 

 

0.93

 

 

 

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

0.18

 

 

 

 

0.37

 

 

(0.09

)

Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted

$

4.78

 

 

$

5.10

 

 

$

8.39

 

 

$

8.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

28.9

%

 

18.6

%

 

26.4

%

 

12.2

%

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)

(13.9

)%

 

1.2

%

 

(13.6

)%

 

4.0

%

Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities

1.1

%

 

%

 

1.6

%

 

%

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

0.6

%

 

%

 

0.7

%

 

(0.2

)%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized

16.7

%

 

19.8

%

 

15.1

%

 

16.0

%

 (1)  

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders represents:
net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments as set forth in the Company's consolidated statement of operations less net
realized and unrealized gains (losses) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests, which is included in net income attributable to
redeemable noncontrolling interests in the Company's consolidated statement of operations. Comparative information for all prior periods
has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation.

 (2)  

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) represents the income tax expense (benefit) associated with the adjustments to net income
(loss) available (attributable) to RenaissanceRe common shareholders. The income tax impact is estimated by applying the statutory rates
of applicable jurisdictions, after consideration of other relevant factors.

The Company has included in this Press Release “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends”. “Tangible book value per common share” is defined as book value per common share excluding goodwill and intangible assets per share. “Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends” is defined as book value per common share excluding goodwill and intangible assets per share, plus accumulated dividends. The Company’s management believes “tangible book value per common share” and “tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends” are useful to investors because they provide a more accurate measure of the realizable value of shareholder returns, excluding the impact of goodwill and intangible assets. The following is a reconciliation of book value per common share to tangible book value per common share and tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends:

 

At

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

September 30,
2018

 

June 30,
2018

Book value per common share

$

119.17

 

 

$

111.05

 

 

$

104.13

 

 

$

105.21

 

 

$

104.56

 

Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1) (2)

(6.60

)

 

(6.66

)

 

(6.28

)

 

(6.63

)

 

(6.69

)

Tangible book value per common share

112.57

 

 

104.39

 

 

97.85

 

 

98.58

 

 

97.87

 

Adjustment for accumulated dividends

20.00

 

 

19.66

 

 

19.32

 

 

18.99

 

 

18.66

 

Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends

$

132.57

 

 

$

124.05

 

 

$

117.17

 

 

$

117.57

 

 

$

116.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly change in book value per common share

7.3

%

 

6.6

%

 

(1.0

)%

 

0.6

%

 

4.3

%

Quarterly change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends

8.2

%

 

7.0

%

 

(0.4

)%

 

1.1

%

 

4.9

%

Year to date change in book value per common share

14.4

%

 

6.6

%

 

4.4

%

 

5.5

%

 

4.9

%

Year to date change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends

15.7

%

 

7.0

%

 

6.4

%

 

6.8

%

 

5.7

%

(1)  

At June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, goodwill and other intangibles included
$26.3 million, $27.0 million, $27.7 million, $28.4 million and $29.1 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in
investments in other ventures, under equity method.

 (2)  

At June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, goodwill and other intangibles included $30.8 million and $31.1 million, respectively, of goodwill and
other intangibles recognized by the Company in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities on March 22, 2019.

 

Source: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

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