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RenaissanceRe Reports First Quarter 2019 Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $273.7 Million, or $6.43 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income Available to Common Shareholders of $154.4 Million, or $3.60 Per Diluted Common Share

May 7, 2019

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2019-- RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $273.7 million, or $6.43 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $56.7 million, or $1.42 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $154.4 million, or $3.60 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $122.1 million, or $3.07 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2018. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 23.5% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 13.3% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 5.7% and 12.2%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. Book value per common share increased $6.92, or 6.6%, to $111.05 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a 0.6% increase in the first quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $6.88, or 7.0%, to $124.05 in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a 0.8% increase in the first quarter of 2018.

Kevin J. O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: “Our strong first quarter was distinguished by solid profits, material growth and strategic advancement. We achieved an annualized operating return on average common equity of 13.3% and growth in tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends of 7.0%. At the same time, we grew our business materially by leveraging into an improving rate environment. The purchase of Tokio Millennium Re advanced our strategy, and we have moved from planning to execution on what we are optimistic will be a quick and successful integration.”

Acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re

On March 22, 2019, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary RenaissanceRe Specialty Holdings (UK) Limited completed its previously announced purchase of all the share capital 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 “TMR Stock Purchase”). The operating activities of the TMR Group Entities from the acquisition date, March 22, 2019, through March 31, 2019 were not material and as a result were not included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations for the first quarter of 2019. At March 31, 2019, the Company’s consolidated balance sheet reflects the combined entities.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Company recorded $25.5 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition, comprised of $12.9 million of transaction-related costs, $5.9 million of integration-related costs, and $6.7 million of compensation-related costs. In addition, the Company recognized $18.0 million of net identifiable intangible assets and $13.1 million of goodwill in connection with the acquisition, further detailed in the table below, or a total of $0.74 per diluted common share in the first quarter of 2019.

      March 31, 2019
  Top broker relationships   $ 10,000
  Renewal rights   1,200
  Insurance licenses   6,800
  Net identifiable intangible assets at March 31, 2019 related to the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities   18,000
  Excess purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired assigned to goodwill   13,094
  Total net identifiable intangible assets and goodwill recognized related to the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities   $ 31,094

First Quarter of 2019 Summary

  • Underwriting income of $154.1 million and a combined ratio of 72.0% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $129.6 million and 70.6%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. The Property segment generated underwriting income of $152.4 million and had a combined ratio of 47.6%. The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $1.7 million and had a combined ratio of 99.3%.
  • Gross premiums written increased by $404.6 million, or 34.9%, to $1.6 billion, in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the first quarter of 2018, driven by an increase of $325.4 million in the Property segment and an increase of $79.2 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment.
  • Total investment result was a gain of $252.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, generating an annualized total investment return of 8.0%.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

Gross premiums written in the Property segment were $1.0 billion in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $325.4 million, or 46.0%, compared to $707.0 million in the first quarter of 2018.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $845.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $254.9 million, or 43.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business in the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by expanded participation on existing transactions and certain new transactions.

Gross premiums written in the other property class of business were $187.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $70.5 million, or 60.5%, compared to the first 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, both from existing relationships and through new opportunities.

Ceded premiums written in the Property segment were $468.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $115.3 million, or 32.7%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase in ceded premiums written in the first quarter of 2019 was principally due to a significant 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 joint venture, Upsilon RFO.

The Property segment generated underwriting income of $152.4 million and had a combined ratio of 47.6% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $127.2 million and 43.5%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. Principally impacting the Property segment underwriting result and combined ratio in the first quarter of 2019 was lower current accident year net claims and claim expenses driven by a relatively lower level of insured catastrophe events, compared to the first quarter of 2018. Partially offsetting this was net adverse development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $1.9 million, or 0.7% percentage points, during the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by higher than expected losses in the other property class of business.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

Gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment were $531.9 million in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $79.2 million, or 17.5%, compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase was due to continued growth from new and existing business opportunities across various classes of business within the segment.

The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $1.7 million and had a combined ratio of 99.3% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $2.6 million and 98.8%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018.

During the first quarter of 2019, the Casualty and Specialty segment experienced net favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $6.2 million, or 2.4 percentage points, compared to net favorable development of $3.8 million, or 1.8 percentage points, in the first quarter of 2018. The net favorable development during the first quarter of 2019 was principally driven by reported losses generally coming in lower than expected on attritional net claims and claim expenses from various lines of business within the segment.

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 $252.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $25.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of $277.8 million. The increase in the total investment result was principally due to significant net unrealized gains from the Company’s fixed maturity and public equity portfolios and higher net investment income primarily driven by the Company’s fixed maturity, short term and private equity investments.
  • Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the first quarter of 2019 was $70.2 million, compared to $29.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. The result for the first quarter of 2019 was primarily driven by DaVinciRe generating net income of $80.3 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $26.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. The Company’s ownership in DaVinciRe was 22.1% at both March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018. The Company expects its noncontrolling economic ownership in DaVinciRe to fluctuate over time.
  • In connection with the TMR Stock Purchase, the Company issued 1,739,071 of its common shares to Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • 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, $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.

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, May 8, 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; risks that the TMR Stock Purchase disrupts or distracts from current plans and operations; the ability to recognize the benefits of the TMR Stock Purchase; the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the TMR Stock Purchase; the Company’s ability to maintain its financial strength ratings; the effect of climate change on the Company’s business; collection on claimed retrocessional coverage, and new retrocessional reinsurance being available on acceptable terms and providing the coverage that we intended to obtain; 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; the effect of emerging claims and coverage issues; 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; 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
    March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018
Revenues        
Gross premiums written   $ 1,564,295     $ 1,159,652  
Net premiums written   $ 929,031     $ 663,044  
Increase in unearned premiums   (379,003 )   (222,762 )
Net premiums earned   550,028     440,282  
Net investment income   81,462     56,476  
Net foreign exchange (losses) gains   (2,846 )   3,757  
Equity in earnings of other ventures   4,661     857  
Other income (loss)   3,171     (1,242 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments   170,645     (82,144 )
Total revenues   807,121     417,986  
Expenses        
Net claims and claim expenses incurred   227,035     171,703  
Acquisition expenses   123,951     97,711  
Operational expenses   44,933     41,272  
Corporate expenses   38,789     6,733  
Interest expense   11,754     11,767  
Total expenses   446,462     329,186  
Income before taxes   360,659     88,800  
Income tax (expense) benefit   (7,531 )   3,407  
Net income   353,128     92,207  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (70,222 )   (29,899 )
Net income attributable to RenaissanceRe   282,906     62,308  
Dividends on preference shares   (9,189 )   (5,595 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders   $ 273,717     $ 56,713  
         
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic   $ 6.43     $ 1.42  
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted   $ 6.43     $ 1.42  
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (1)   $ 3.60     $ 3.07  
         
Average shares outstanding - basic   42,065     39,552  
Average shares outstanding - diluted   42,091     39,599  
         
Net claims and claim expense ratio   41.3 %   39.0 %
Underwriting expense ratio   30.7 %   31.6 %
Combined ratio   72.0 %   70.6 %
         
Return on average common equity - annualized   23.5 %   5.7 %
Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1)   13.3 %   12.2 %
(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)
         
    March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
Assets   (Unaudited)   (Audited)
Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value   $ 9,473,160     $ 8,088,870  
Short term investments, at fair value   4,012,815     2,586,520  
Equity investments trading, at fair value   389,937     310,252  
Other investments, at fair value   878,373     784,933  
Investments in other ventures, under equity method   98,563     115,172  
Total investments   14,852,848     11,885,747  
Cash and cash equivalents   1,021,275     1,107,922  
Premiums receivable   2,753,098     1,537,188  
Prepaid reinsurance premiums   1,086,027     616,185  
Reinsurance recoverable   2,908,343     2,372,221  
Accrued investment income   64,615     51,311  
Deferred acquisition costs and value of business acquired   841,528     476,661  
Receivable for investments sold   411,172     256,416  
Other assets   353,543     135,127  
Goodwill and other intangibles   267,151     237,418  
Total assets   $ 24,559,600     $ 18,676,196  
Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity        
Liabilities        
Reserve for claims and claim expenses   $ 8,391,484     $ 6,076,271  
Unearned premiums   3,188,678     1,716,021  
Debt   1,191,499     991,127  
Reinsurance balances payable   3,009,492     1,902,056  
Payable for investments purchased   679,596     380,332  
Other liabilities   435,418     513,609  
Total liabilities   16,896,167     11,579,416  
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   2,109,400     2,051,700  
Shareholders’ Equity        
Preference shares   650,000     650,000  
Common shares   44,159     42,207  
Additional paid-in capital   543,889     296,099  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (1,470 )   (1,433 )
Retained earnings   4,317,455     4,058,207  
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe   5,554,033     5,045,080  
Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity   $ 24,559,600     $ 18,676,196  
         
Book value per common share   $ 111.05     $ 104.13  
                 
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
    Three months ended March 31, 2019
    Property  

Casualty and
Specialty

  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 1,032,384     $ 531,911     $     $ 1,564,295  
Net premiums written   $ 564,230     $ 364,801     $     $ 929,031  
Net premiums earned   $ 290,745     $ 259,283     $     $ 550,028  
Net claims and claim expenses incurred   56,083     170,933     19     227,035  
Acquisition expenses   53,739     70,212         123,951  
Operational expenses   28,544     16,389         44,933  
Underwriting income (loss)   $ 152,379     $ 1,749     $ (19 )   154,109  
Net investment income           81,462     81,462  
Net foreign exchange losses           (2,846 )   (2,846 )
Equity in earnings of other ventures           4,661     4,661  
Other income           3,171     3,171  
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments           170,645     170,645  
Corporate expenses           (38,789 )   (38,789 )
Interest expense           (11,754 )   (11,754 )
Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests               360,659  
Income tax expense           (7,531 )   (7,531 )
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests           (70,222 )   (70,222 )
Dividends on preference shares           (9,189 )   (9,189 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders               $ 273,717  
                 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year   $ 54,206     $ 177,135     $     $ 231,341  
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years   1,877     (6,202 )   19     (4,306 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total   $ 56,083     $ 170,933     $ 19     $ 227,035  
                 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year   18.6 %   68.3 %       42.1 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years   0.7 %   (2.4 )%       (0.8 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year   19.3 %   65.9 %       41.3 %
Underwriting expense ratio   28.3 %   33.4 %       30.7 %
Combined ratio   47.6 %   99.3 %       72.0 %
                 
    Three months ended March 31, 2018
    Property  

Casualty and
Specialty

  Other   Total
Gross premiums written   $ 706,968     $ 452,684     $     $ 1,159,652  
Net premiums written   $ 354,077     $ 308,967     $     $ 663,044  
Net premiums earned   $ 225,049     $ 215,233     $     $ 440,282  
Net claims and claim expenses incurred   30,607     141,078     18     171,703  
Acquisition expenses   40,721     56,990         97,711  
Operational expenses   26,546     14,593     133     41,272  
Underwriting income (loss)   $ 127,175     $ 2,572     $ (151 )   129,596  
Net investment income           56,476     56,476  
Net foreign exchange gains           3,757     3,757  
Equity in earnings of other ventures           857     857  
Other loss           (1,242 )   (1,242 )
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments           (82,144 )   (82,144 )
Corporate expenses           (6,733 )   (6,733 )
Interest expense           (11,767 )   (11,767 )
Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests               88,800  
Income tax benefit           3,407     3,407  
Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests           (29,899 )   (29,899 )
Dividends on preference shares           (5,595 )   (5,595 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders               $ 56,713  
                 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year   $ 58,169     $ 144,869     $     $ 203,038  
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years   (27,562 )   (3,791 )   18     (31,335 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total   $ 30,607     $ 141,078     $ 18     $ 171,703  
                 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year   25.8 %   67.3 %       46.1 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years   (12.2 )%   (1.8 )%       (7.1 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year   13.6 %   65.5 %       39.0 %
Underwriting expense ratio   29.9 %   33.3 %       31.6 %
Combined ratio   43.5 %   98.8 %       70.6 %
                       
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written
(in thousands of United States Dollars)
(Unaudited)
       
      Three months ended
      March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018

Property Segment

         
Catastrophe     $ 845,213     $ 590,337
Other property     187,171     116,631
Property segment gross premiums written     $ 1,032,384     $ 706,968
           

Casualty and Specialty Segment

         
General casualty (1)     $ 153,334     $ 126,626
Professional liability (2)     149,377     157,113
Financial lines (3)     127,356     93,267
Other (4)     101,844     75,678
Casualty and Specialty segment gross premiums written     $ 531,911     $ 452,684
(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
    March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018
Fixed maturity investments   $ 61,483     $ 45,643  
Short term investments   11,844     5,304  
Equity investments trading   1,027     698  
Other investments        
Private equity investments   2,454     (434 )
Other   7,245     8,023  
Cash and cash equivalents   1,517     565  
    85,570     59,799  
Investment expenses   (4,108 )   (3,323 )
Net investment income   81,462     56,476  
         
Gross realized gains   24,373     4,583  
Gross realized losses   (22,943 )   (25,853 )
Net realized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments   1,430     (21,270 )
Net unrealized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments trading   103,922     (55,372 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments-related derivatives   13,796     (4,364 )
Net realized (losses) gains on equity investments trading   (1,161 )   234  
Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments trading   52,658     (1,372 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments   170,645     (82,144 )
Total investment result   $ 252,107     $ (25,668 )
         
Total investment return - annualized (1)   8.0 %   (1.0 )%
(1)   Total investment return for the three months ended March 31, 2019 does not include the investment results related to the invested assets of the TMR Group Entities, which were acquired on March 22, 2019.
     

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 (loss) available (attributable) 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 Tokio Millennium Re and the income tax expense or benefit associated with net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments attributable 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 and the associated income tax expense or benefit of those fluctuations; and certain transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re. 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 (loss) available (attributable) to RenaissanceRe common shareholders to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders; 2) net income (loss) available (attributable) 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
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)   March 31,
2019
  March 31,
2018
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders   $ 273,717     $ 56,713  
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)   (153,164 )   69,028  
Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2)   25,520      
Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3)   8,287     (3,648 )
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders   $ 154,360     $ 122,093  
         
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted   $ 6.43     $ 1.42  
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)   (3.64 )   1.74  
Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2)   0.61      
Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3)   0.20     (0.09 )
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted   $ 3.60     $ 3.07  
         
Return on average common equity - annualized   23.5 %   5.7 %
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders (1)   (13.2 )%   6.9 %
Adjustment for transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (2)   2.2 %   %
Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (3)   0.8 %   (0.4 )%
Operating return on average common equity - annualized   13.3 %   12.2 %
(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 transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re for the three months ended March 31, 2019 represents $25.5 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition, comprised of $12.9 million of transaction-related costs, $5.9 million of integration-related costs, and $6.7 million of compensation-related costs. Comparative information for all prior periods has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation.

(3)   Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) represents the income tax expense (benefit) associated with the adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments 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
    March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  June 30,
2018
  March 31,
2018
Book value per common share   $ 111.05     $ 104.13     $ 105.21     $ 104.56     $ 100.29  
Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1) (2)   (6.66 )   (6.28 )   (6.63 )   (6.69 )   (6.66 )
Tangible book value per common share   104.39     97.85     98.58     97.87     93.63  
Adjustment for accumulated dividends   19.66     19.32     18.99     18.66     18.33  
Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends   $ 124.05     $ 117.17     $ 117.57     $ 116.53     $ 111.96  
                     
Quarterly change in book value per common share   6.6 %   (1.0 )%   0.6 %   4.3 %   0.6 %
Quarterly change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends   7.0 %   (0.4 )%   1.1 %   4.9 %   0.8 %
Year to date change in book value per common share   6.6 %   4.4 %   5.5 %   4.9 %   0.6 %
Year to date change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends   7.0 %   6.4 %   6.8 %   5.7 %   0.8 %
(1)   At March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018, September 30, 2018, June 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, goodwill and other intangibles included $27.0 million, $27.7 million, $28.4 million, $29.1 million and $26.3 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method.
(2)   At March 31, 2019, goodwill and other intangibles included $18.0 million of identifiable intangible assets and $13.1 million of goodwill, respectively, recognized by the Company in connection with the acquisition of the TMR Group Entities on March 22, 2019.

 

Source: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Keith McCue
Senior Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
(441) 239-4830

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Keil Gunther
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
(441) 239-4932
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