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RenaissanceRe Reports Net Income of $146.8 Million for the Third Quarter of 2016 or $3.56 Per Diluted Common Share; Quarterly Operating Income of $87.0 Million or $2.09 Per Diluted Common Share

November 1, 2016

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2016-- RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $146.8 million, or $3.56 per diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $75.5 million, or $1.66 per diluted common share, respectively, in the third quarter of 2015. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $87.0 million, or $2.09 per diluted common share, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $116.7 million, or $2.58 per diluted common share, respectively, in the third quarter of 2015. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 13.5% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 8.0% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 6.9% and 10.7%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2015. Book value per common share increased $3.40, or 3.3%, in the third quarter of 2016 to $107.10, compared to a 1.0% increase in the third quarter of 2015. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $3.75, or 3.9%, in the third quarter of 2016 to $116.82, compared to a 1.3% increase in the third quarter of 2015.

Kevin J. O'Donnell, CEO, commented: "We reported $146.8 million of net income and 3.9% growth in tangible book value per share plus accumulated dividends for the quarter. Our results benefited from a low level of insured catastrophe activity, favorable reserve development and mark-to-market investment gains. For the first nine months of the year, we have generated $411.1 million of net income and grown tangible book value per share by 9.5%, after adjusting for dividends, while also returning almost $350 million of capital to our shareholders through share repurchases and dividends."

Mr. O'Donnell continued: "We continue to see select opportunities for disciplined organic growth within our casualty and specialty franchise. Given where we are in the reinsurance cycle, we are executing our gross to net strategy, trading underwriting risk for fee income, and protecting our balance sheet for the long term. We continue to focus on deepening our customer relationships and look forward to meeting their needs during the upcoming renewal period."

THIRD QUARTER 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gross premiums written of $430.2 million increased $60.6 million, or 16.4%, in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the third quarter of 2015, with the Company’s Specialty Reinsurance and Lloyd’s segments experiencing increases of $56.5 million, or 26.4%, and $18.4 million, or 25.0%, respectively, partially offset by a decrease in the Catastrophe Reinsurance segment of $14.3 million, or 17.5%.
  • The Company generated underwriting income of $112.9 million and a combined ratio of 67.4% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $129.7 million and 64.2%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in the combined ratio in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the third quarter of 2015, was primarily driven by an increase in net claims and claim expenses, adding 4.9 percentage points to the combined ratio, primarily due to a decrease in favorable development on prior accident year net claims and claim reserves to $45.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, from $70.4 million in the third quarter of 2015, and partially offset by a decrease in underwriting expenses, reducing the combined ratio by 1.7 percentage points.
  • The Company’s total investment result, which includes the sum of net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains on investments, was $111.2 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of $13.0 million in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of $124.2 million. The total investment result during the third quarter of 2016 was primarily driven by net unrealized gains on equity investments trading as a result of the strong performance of a number of the Company’s equity positions during the quarter as well as net realized gains on the Company’s fixed maturity investment portfolio. Partially offsetting these items was a modest level of net unrealized losses in the Company’s portfolio of fixed maturity investments trading, principally the result of an upward shift of the yield curve.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Catastrophe Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written in the Catastrophe Reinsurance segment were $67.4 million in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of $14.3 million, or 17.5%, compared to $81.7 million in the third quarter of 2015. Market conditions remained challenging during the third quarter of 2016 and the Company continued to exercise underwriting discipline given prevailing market terms and conditions. Gross premiums written in the Catastrophe Reinsurance segment were $825.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, a decrease of $31.0 million, or 3.6%, compared to $856.3 million in the first nine months of 2015.

Managed catastrophe premiums were $76.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, a decrease of $13.3 million, or 14.8%, compared to $90.2 million in the third quarter of 2015. For the first nine months of 2016, managed catastrophe premiums were $924.9 million, a decrease of $27.7 million, or 2.9%, compared to $952.7 million in the first nine months of 2015.

The Catastrophe Reinsurance segment generated underwriting income of $96.2 million and a combined ratio of 20.6% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $99.8 million and 37.5% in the third quarter of 2015, respectively. Principally impacting underwriting income and the combined ratio in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the third quarter of 2015, was a $38.6 million decrease in net premiums earned, partially offset by a $21.4 million decrease in net claims and claim expenses and a $13.6 million decrease in underwriting expenses. The decrease in underwriting expenses in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the third quarter of 2015, was principally driven by the decrease in net premiums earned, combined with increased profit commissions earned due to the relatively low level of insured catastrophe loss activity experienced by the Company during the third quarter of 2016.

The Company experienced $17.3 million of favorable development on prior accident year net claims and claim reserves within its Catastrophe Reinsurance segment during the third quarter of 2016, compared to $13.9 million in the third quarter of 2015. The $17.3 million of favorable development in the third quarter of 2016 was principally driven by a reduction in estimated ultimate losses of $7.2 million associated with the 2015 Tianjin Explosion as well as a reduction in estimated ultimate losses associated with a number of relatively small catastrophe events from the 2015 accident year.

Specialty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written in the Specialty Reinsurance segment were $270.9 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of $56.5 million, or 26.4%, compared to the third quarter of 2015, principally driven by an increase in mortgage reinsurance opportunities reflected in the Company’s credit line of business. For the first nine months of 2016, gross premiums written in the Specialty Reinsurance segment were $840.6 million, an increase of $341.9 million, or 68.6%, compared to $498.7 million in the first nine months of 2015, driven in large part by the acquisition of Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (“Platinum”), as well as by select organic growth, principally related to mortgage reinsurance opportunities within the Company’s credit line of business. The Company’s Specialty Reinsurance segment premiums are prone to significant volatility as this business can be influenced by a relatively small number of relatively large transactions.

The Specialty Reinsurance segment generated underwriting income of $1.3 million and a combined ratio of 99.2% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to generating underwriting income of $37.2 million and a combined ratio of 74.5%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in the Company’s Specialty Reinsurance segment’s combined ratio was driven by a 26.5 percentage point increase in the net claims and claim expense ratio in the third quarter of 2016 to 54.5%, compared to 28.0% in the third quarter of 2015, principally driven by a $35.8 million decrease in favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses.

The Company experienced $19.9 million of favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim reserves within its Specialty Reinsurance segment during the third quarter of 2016, compared to $55.7 million in the third quarter of 2015. The favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $19.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 was principally driven by actual reported losses coming in better than expected on attritional net claims and claim expenses.

Lloyd’s Segment

Gross premiums written in the Lloyd’s segment were $92.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase of $18.4 million, or 25.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2015, primarily due to Syndicate 1458 continuing to grow organically in the Lloyd’s marketplace, notwithstanding challenging overall market conditions. For the first nine months of 2016, gross premiums written in the Lloyd’s segment were $385.6 million, an increase of $65.3 million, or 20.4%, compared to $320.3 million in the first nine months of 2015.

The Lloyd’s segment generated underwriting income of $15.6 million and a combined ratio of 79.1% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to an underwriting loss of $7.0 million and a combined ratio of 112.3% in the third quarter of 2015. Impacting the combined ratio in the Lloyd’s segment during the third quarter of 2016, compared to the third quarter of 2015, was an $18.2 million increase in net premiums earned and favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $8.7 million.

The Lloyd’s segment experienced $8.7 million of favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2015, principally driven by actual reported loss activity coming in lower than expected.

Other Items

  • During the third quarter of 2016, the Company repurchased an aggregate of 321 thousand common shares in open market transactions at an aggregate cost of $37.2 million and at an average share price of $115.68.
  • Equity in losses of other ventures in the third quarter of 2016 was a loss of $11.6 million, compared to equity in earnings of other ventures of a gain of $5.7 million in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of $17.4 million. Primarily impacting equity in losses of other ventures during the third quarter of 2016 was a $15.0 million loss related to the Company’s 50% ownership in Top Layer Reinsurance Ltd. (“Top Layer Re”). During the third quarter of 2016, Top Layer Re reduced its estimated ultimate claim and claim expenses and related reinsurance recoverable associated with the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake to $Nil as a result of favorable loss emergence, resulting in an increase in underwriting income for Top Layer Re for the third quarter of 2016. However, the increase in underwriting income was more than offset by the reversal of an unrealized foreign exchange gain related to the reserve for claims and claim expenses, which were denominated in Japanese Yen. While Top Layer Re had fully hedged its net economic exposure to Japanese Yen associated with this loss since inception, because the hedged net liability went to $Nil, Top Layer Re recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss for the quarter. If the reserve for net claims and claim expenses had been paid in full, rather than being reduced to $Nil, there would have been no financial statement impact to Top Layer Re.
  • Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in the third quarter of 2016 was $35.6 million, an increase from $31.2 million in the third quarter of 2015, principally due to an increase in the profitability of DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd. (“DaVinciRe”). The Company’s ownership in DaVinciRe was 24.0% at September 30, 2016, compared to 26.3% at September 30, 2015.
  • Corporate expenses increased $4.2 million to $11.5 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2015, primarily reflecting expenses associated with an executive retirement during the third quarter of 2016, partially offset by a decrease to $0.2 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition and integration of Platinum incurred during the third quarter of 2016, compared to $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2015.

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”, “managed catastrophe premiums”, “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 “Investor Information - 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 Holdings Ltd. will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:00 am ET to discuss this release. Live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the “Investor Information - Company Webcasts” section of RenaissanceRe’s website at www.renre.com.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance. The Company’s business consists of three reportable segments: (1) Catastrophe Reinsurance, which includes catastrophe reinsurance and certain property catastrophe joint ventures managed by the Company’s ventures unit; (2) Specialty Reinsurance, which includes specialty reinsurance and certain specialty joint ventures managed by the Company’s ventures unit; and (3) Lloyd’s, which includes reinsurance and insurance business written through RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458.

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; the effect of emerging claims and coverage issues; 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; continued soft reinsurance underwriting market conditions; a contention by the Internal Revenue Service that Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd., or any of the Company’s other Bermuda subsidiaries, is subject to U.S. taxation; the performance of the Company’s investment portfolio; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its business strategies and initiatives; the Company’s ability to retain key senior officers and to attract or retain the executives and employees necessary to manage its business; the Company’s ability to determine the impairments taken on investments; the availability of retrocessional reinsurance on acceptable terms; the effect of inflation; the adequacy of the Company’s ceding companies’ ability to 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; uncertainties related to the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union; 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; challenges to the claim of exemption from insurance regulation of RenaissanceRe and its subsidiaries and increased global regulation of the insurance and reinsurance industry; losses that the Company could face from terrorism, political unrest or war; the Company’s dependence on the ability of its operating subsidiaries to declare and pay dividends; 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 effect of cybersecurity risks, including technology breaches or failure on the Company’s business; 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; regulatory or legislative changes adversely impacting the Company; 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; consolidation of customers or insurance and reinsurance brokers; adverse tax developments, including potential changes to the taxation of inter-company or related party transactions, or changes to the tax treatment of investors in RenaissanceRe or joint ventures or other entities the Company manages; changes in regulatory regimes and/or accounting rules, including the European Union directive concerning capital adequacy, risk management and regulatory reporting for insurers; the Company’s need to make many estimates and judgments in the preparation of its financial statements; and other factors affecting future results disclosed in RenaissanceRe’s filings with the SEC, 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   Nine months ended
September 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
September 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
Revenues
Gross premiums written $ 430,224   $ 369,642   $ 2,051,485   $ 1,675,217  
Net premiums written $ 284,222 $ 266,820 $ 1,315,813 $ 1,179,532
Decrease (increase) in unearned premiums 62,299   95,568   (264,284 ) (140,556 )
Net premiums earned 346,521 362,388 1,051,529 1,038,976
Net investment income 51,423 28,338 134,410 106,649
Net foreign exchange (losses) gains (5,986 ) 616 (8,368 ) (4,254 )
Equity in (losses) earnings of other ventures (11,630 ) 5,730 (3,997 ) 17,185
Other income 2,268 2,306 9,001 5,272
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 59,870   (41,138 ) 191,295   (26,101 )
Total revenues 442,466   358,240   1,373,870   1,137,727  
Expenses
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 112,575 100,028 406,930 346,225
Acquisition expenses 80,580 78,126 215,177 183,193
Operational expenses 40,493 54,518 147,801 154,812
Corporate expenses 11,537 7,322 25,514 65,723
Interest expense 10,536   10,542   31,610   25,720  
Total expenses 255,721   250,536   827,032   775,673  
Income before taxes 186,745 107,704 546,838 362,054
Income tax benefit (expense) 1,316   4,573   (8,040 ) 54,319  
Net income 188,061 112,277 538,798 416,373
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (35,641 ) (31,153 ) (110,867 ) (82,982 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe 152,420 81,124 427,931 333,391
Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (5,595 ) (16,786 ) (16,786 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 146,825   $ 75,529   $ 411,145   $ 316,605  
 
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic $ 3.58 $ 1.68 $ 9.77 $ 7.25
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 3.56 $ 1.66 $ 9.71 $ 7.19
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (1) $ 2.09 $ 2.58 $ 5.14 $ 7.79
 
Average shares outstanding - basic 40,513 44,564 41,594 43,166
Average shares outstanding - diluted 40,733 44,913 41,842 43,531
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio 32.5 % 27.6 % 38.7 % 33.3 %
Underwriting expense ratio 34.9 % 36.6 % 34.5 % 32.6 %
Combined ratio 67.4 % 64.2 % 73.2 % 65.9 %
 
Return on average common equity - annualized 13.5 % 6.9 % 12.6 % 10.2 %
Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1) 8.0 % 10.7 % 6.7 % 11.0 %

 

(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)
   
September 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
Assets (Unaudited) (Audited)
Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value $ 7,088,419 $ 6,765,005
Fixed maturity investments available for sale, at fair value 11,721   17,813
Total fixed maturity investments, at fair value 7,100,140 6,782,818
Short term investments, at fair value 1,136,660 1,208,401
Equity investments trading, at fair value 345,565 393,877
Other investments, at fair value 511,621 481,621
Investments in other ventures, under equity method 120,569   132,351
Total investments 9,214,555 8,999,068
Cash and cash equivalents 493,330 506,885
Premiums receivable 1,181,331 778,009
Prepaid reinsurance premiums 511,421 230,671
Reinsurance recoverable 240,769 134,526
Accrued investment income 37,245 39,749
Deferred acquisition costs 351,841 199,380
Receivable for investments sold 193,071 220,834
Other assets 181,290 181,011
Goodwill and other intangibles 254,678   265,154
Total assets $ 12,659,531   $ 11,555,287
Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity
Liabilities
Reserve for claims and claim expenses $ 2,861,099 $ 2,767,045
Unearned premiums 1,434,136 889,102
Debt 951,620 960,495
Reinsurance balances payable 774,660 523,974
Payable for investments purchased 437,826 391,378
Other liabilities 227,847   245,145
Total liabilities 6,687,188   5,777,139
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 1,164,553 1,045,964
Shareholders’ Equity
Preference shares 400,000 400,000
Common shares 41,156 43,701
Additional paid-in capital 213,053 507,674
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,621 2,108
Retained earnings 4,150,960   3,778,701
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe 4,807,790   4,732,184
Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity $ 12,659,531   $ 11,555,287
 
Book value per common share $ 107.10   $ 99.13
 
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
       
Three months ended September 30, 2016

Catastrophe
Reinsurance

Specialty
Reinsurance

Lloyd’s Other   Total
Gross premiums written $ 67,394   $ 270,876   $ 91,954   $   $ 430,224  
Net premiums written $ 37,526   $ 177,331   $ 69,365   $   $ 284,222  
Net premiums earned $ 121,062 $ 150,766 $ 74,693 $ $ 346,521
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 927 82,113 29,337 198 112,575
Acquisition expenses 7,603 52,019 20,958 80,580
Operational expenses 16,355   15,360   8,760   18   40,493  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 96,177   $ 1,274   $ 15,638   $ (216 ) 112,873
Net investment income 51,423 51,423
Net foreign exchange losses (5,986 ) (5,986 )
Equity in losses of other ventures (11,630 ) (11,630 )
Other income 2,268 2,268
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 59,870 59,870
Corporate expenses (11,537 ) (11,537 )
Interest expense (10,536 ) (10,536 )
Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests 186,745
Income tax benefit 1,316 1,316
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (35,641 ) (35,641 )
Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (5,595 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 146,825  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 18,267 $ 102,025 $ 38,068 $ $ 158,360
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (17,340 ) (19,912 ) (8,731 ) 198   (45,785 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 927   $ 82,113   $ 29,337   $ 198   $ 112,575  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 15.1 % 67.7 % 51.0 % 45.7 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (14.3 )% (13.2 )% (11.7 )% (13.2 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 0.8 % 54.5 % 39.3 % 32.5 %
Underwriting expense ratio 19.8 % 44.7 % 39.8 % 34.9 %
Combined ratio 20.6 % 99.2 % 79.1 % 67.4 %
 
 
Three months ended September 30, 2015

Catastrophe
Reinsurance

Specialty
Reinsurance

Lloyd’s Other Total
Gross premiums written $ 81,692   $ 214,372   $ 73,578   $   $ 369,642  
Net premiums written $ 55,182   $ 155,987   $ 55,651   $   $ 266,820  
Net premiums earned $ 159,641 $ 146,213 $ 56,534 $ $ 362,388
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 22,319 41,005 36,425 279 100,028
Acquisition expenses 14,048 50,432 13,654 (8 ) 78,126
Operational expenses 23,513   17,542   13,427   36   54,518  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 99,761   $ 37,234   $ (6,972 ) $ (307 ) 129,716
Net investment income 28,338 28,338
Net foreign exchange gains 616 616
Equity in earnings of other ventures 5,730 5,730
Other income 2,306 2,306
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments (41,138 ) (41,138 )
Corporate expenses (7,322 ) (7,322 )
Interest expense (10,542 ) (10,542 )
Income before taxes and noncontrolling interests 107,704
Income tax benefit 4,573 4,573
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (31,153 ) (31,153 )
Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (5,595 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 75,529  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 36,244 $ 96,737 $ 37,397 $ $ 170,378
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (13,925 ) (55,732 ) (972 ) 279   (70,350 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 22,319   $ 41,005   $ 36,425   $ 279   $ 100,028  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 22.7 % 66.2 % 66.1 % 47.0 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (8.7 )% (38.2 )% (1.7 )% (19.4 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 14.0 % 28.0 % 64.4 % 27.6 %
Underwriting expense ratio 23.5 % 46.5 % 47.9 % 36.6 %
Combined ratio 37.5 % 74.5 % 112.3 % 64.2 %
 
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
       
Nine months ended September 30, 2016

Catastrophe
Reinsurance

Specialty
Reinsurance

Lloyd’s Other   Total
Gross premiums written $ 825,271   $ 840,598   $ 385,616   $   $ 2,051,485  
Net premiums written $ 481,956   $ 569,842   $ 264,015   $   $ 1,315,813  
Net premiums earned $ 399,663 $ 443,252 $ 208,614 $ $ 1,051,529
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 64,878 241,666 100,185 201 406,930
Acquisition expenses 33,410 127,871 53,896 215,177
Operational expenses 55,308   57,092   35,302   99   147,801  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 246,067   $ 16,623   $ 19,231   $ (300 ) 281,621
Net investment income 134,410 134,410
Net foreign exchange losses (8,368 ) (8,368 )
Equity in losses of other ventures (3,997 ) (3,997 )
Other income 9,001 9,001
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 191,295 191,295
Corporate expenses (25,514 ) (25,514 )
Interest expense (31,610 ) (31,610 )
Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests 546,838
Income tax expense (8,040 ) (8,040 )
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (110,867 ) (110,867 )
Dividends on preference shares (16,786 ) (16,786 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 411,145  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 102,471 $ 275,520 $ 105,583 $ $ 483,574
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (37,593 ) (33,854 ) (5,398 ) 201   (76,644 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 64,878   $ 241,666   $ 100,185   $ 201   $ 406,930  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 25.6 % 62.2 % 50.6 % 46.0 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (9.4 )% (7.7 )% (2.6 )% (7.3 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 16.2 % 54.5 % 48.0 % 38.7 %
Underwriting expense ratio 22.2 % 41.7 % 42.8 % 34.5 %
Combined ratio 38.4 % 96.2 % 90.8 % 73.2 %
 
 
Nine months ended September 30, 2015

Catastrophe
Reinsurance

Specialty
Reinsurance

Lloyd’s Other Total
Gross premiums written (1) $ 856,305   $ 498,676   $ 320,326   $ (90 ) $ 1,675,217  
Net premiums written $ 548,312   $ 399,769   $ 231,540   $ (89 ) $ 1,179,532  
Net premiums earned $ 466,113 $ 396,673 $ 176,279 $ (89 ) $ 1,038,976
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 85,289 166,655 93,951 330 346,225
Acquisition expenses 41,016 99,372 42,557 248 183,193
Operational expenses 65,966   49,579   39,086   181   154,812  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 273,842   $ 81,067   $ 685   $ (848 ) 354,746
Net investment income 106,649 106,649
Net foreign exchange losses (4,254 ) (4,254 )
Equity in earnings of other ventures 17,185 17,185
Other income 5,272 5,272
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments (26,101 ) (26,101 )
Corporate expenses (65,723 ) (65,723 )
Interest expense (25,720 ) (25,720 )
Income before taxes and noncontrolling interests 362,054
Income tax benefit 54,319 54,319
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (82,982 ) (82,982 )
Dividends on preference shares (16,786 ) (16,786 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 316,605  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 127,702 $ 250,316 $ 93,778 $ $ 471,796
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (42,413 ) (83,661 ) 173   330   (125,571 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 85,289   $ 166,655   $ 93,951   $ 330   $ 346,225  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 27.4 % 63.1 % 53.2 % 45.4 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (9.1 )% (21.1 )% 0.1 % (12.1 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 18.3 % 42.0 % 53.3 % 33.3 %
Underwriting expense ratio 22.9 % 37.6 % 46.3 % 32.6 %
Combined ratio 41.2 % 79.6 % 99.6 % 65.9 %
 

(1) Included in gross premiums written in the Other category is the elimination of inter-segment gross premiums written of $(0.1) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written and Managed Premiums
(in thousands of United States Dollars)
(Unaudited)
       
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2016
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2015
September 30,
2016
September 30,
2015

Catastrophe Reinsurance Segment

Renaissance catastrophe premiums $ 52,857 $ 61,479 $ 550,641 $ 570,455
DaVinci catastrophe premiums 14,537   20,213   274,630   285,850  
Total Catastrophe Reinsurance segment gross premiums written $ 67,394   $ 81,692   $ 825,271   $ 856,305  
 

Specialty Reinsurance Segment

Casualty $ 118,408 $ 116,851 $ 354,198 $ 263,909
Credit 108,835 66,839 318,860 115,461
Property 25,163 10,405 83,022 38,829
Other 18,470   20,277   84,518   80,477  
Total Specialty Reinsurance segment gross premiums written $ 270,876   $ 214,372   $ 840,598   $ 498,676  
 

Lloyd’s Segment

Casualty $ 54,810 $ 41,352 $ 187,848 $ 151,749
Property 19,334 18,717 79,875 66,616
Catastrophe 8,013 7,465 70,648 66,489
Credit 1,936 3,377 9,000 7,496
Other 7,861   2,667   38,245   27,976  
Total Lloyd’s segment gross premiums written $ 91,954   $ 73,578   $ 385,616   $ 320,326  
 

Managed Premiums (1)

Total Catastrophe Reinsurance segment gross premiums written $ 67,394 $ 81,692 $ 825,271 $ 856,305
Catastrophe premiums written in the Lloyd’s segment 8,013 7,465 70,648 66,489
Catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company’s joint venture, Top Layer Re (2) 1,493 1,089 38,278 36,664
Catastrophe premiums written by the Company in its Catastrophe Reinsurance segment and ceded to Top Layer Re     (9,263 ) (6,785 )
Total managed catastrophe premiums (1) $ 76,900   $ 90,246   $ 924,934   $ 952,673  
 

(1) See Comments on Regulation G for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.
(2) Top Layer Re is accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Total Investment Result
(in thousands of United States Dollars)
(Unaudited)
       
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2016
September 30,
2015
September 30,
2016
September 30,
2015
Fixed maturity investments $ 39,959 $ 37,023 $ 122,056 $ 96,753
Short term investments 1,174 267 3,401 761
Equity investments trading 797 1,791 3,325 6,308
Other investments
Private equity investments 4,572 (14,505 ) (430 ) 1,333
Other 8,765 7,261 17,109 11,443
Cash and cash equivalents 246   80   584   355  
55,513 31,917 146,045 116,953
Investment expenses (4,090 ) (3,579 ) (11,635 ) (10,304 )
Net investment income 51,423   28,338   134,410   106,649  
 
Gross realized gains 20,383 9,160 60,794 39,364
Gross realized losses (3,363 ) (13,720 ) (25,832 ) (40,143 )
Net realized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments 17,020 (4,560 ) 34,962 (779 )
Net unrealized (losses) gains on fixed maturity investments trading (4,235 ) 10,208 125,501 (11,924 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments-related derivatives 1,727 (16,612 ) (26,873 ) (1,004 )
Net realized gains (losses) on equity investments trading 127 (114 ) 14,038 16,199
Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments trading 45,231   (30,060 ) 43,667   (28,593 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 59,870 (41,138 ) 191,295 (26,101 )
Change in net unrealized gains on fixed maturity investments available for sale (113 ) (243 ) (472 ) (986 )
Total investment result $ 111,180   $ (13,043 ) $ 325,233   $ 79,562  
 
Total investment return - annualized 4.9 % (0.6 )% 4.7 % 1.2 %
 

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 measurements in previous investor communications and the Company’s management believes that these measurements 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. 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. 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:

   
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(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages) September 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
September 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 146,825 $ 75,529 $ 411,145 $ 316,605
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments (59,870 ) 41,138   (191,295 ) 26,101  
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 86,955   $ 116,667   $ 219,850   $ 342,706  
 
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 3.56 $ 1.66 $ 9.71 $ 7.19
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments (1.47 ) 0.92   (4.57 ) 0.60  
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 2.09   $ 2.58   $ 5.14   $ 7.79  
 
Return on average common equity - annualized 13.5 % 6.9 % 12.6 % 10.2 %
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments (5.5 )% 3.8 % (5.9 )% 0.8 %
Operating return on average common equity - annualized 8.0 % 10.7 % 6.7 % 11.0 %
 

The Company has also included in this Press Release “managed catastrophe premiums”. “Managed catastrophe premiums” is defined as gross catastrophe premiums written by the Company and its related joint ventures. “Managed catastrophe premiums” differs from total Catastrophe Reinsurance segment gross premiums written, which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, due to the inclusion of catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company’s joint venture Top Layer Re, which is accounted for under the equity method of accounting, and the inclusion of catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company’s Lloyd’s segment. The Company’s management believes “managed catastrophe premiums” is useful to investors and other interested parties because it provides a measure of total catastrophe premiums assumed by the Company through its consolidated subsidiaries and related joint ventures. A reconciliation of “managed catastrophe premiums” to Catastrophe Reinsurance segment gross premiums written is included on page 10 of this Press Release.

The Company has also 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
September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  March 31,
2016
  December 31,
2015
  September 30,
2015
Book value per common share $ 107.10 $ 103.70 $ 101.19 $ 99.13 $ 97.41
Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1) (6.69 ) (6.73 ) (6.59 ) (6.59 ) (6.65 )
Tangible book value per common share 100.41 96.97 94.60 92.54 90.76
Adjustment for accumulated dividends 16.41   16.10   15.79   15.48   15.18  
Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends $ 116.82   $ 113.07   $ 110.39   $ 108.02   $ 105.94  
 
Quarterly change in book value per common share 3.3 % 2.5 % 2.1 % 1.8 % 1.0 %
Quarterly change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 3.9 % 2.8 % 2.6 % 2.3 % 1.3 %
Year to date change in book value per common share 8.0 % 8.1 %
Year to date change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 9.5 % 2.7 %
(1)   At September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015, goodwill and other intangibles included $20.6 million, $21.4 million, $22.3 million, $23.2 million and $22.9 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method.

Source: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Investors:
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
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Corporate Controller
or
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