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RenaissanceRe Reports First Quarter 2020 Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders of $82.0 Million, or $1.89 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income Available to Common Shareholders of $33.4 Million, or $0.76 Per Diluted Common Share

May 6, 2020

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2020-- RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net loss attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $82.0 million, or $1.89 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $273.7 million, or $6.43 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $33.4 million, or $0.76 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $153.6 million, or $3.59 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of 2019. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of negative 6.3% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of positive 2.6% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to positive 23.5% and positive 13.1%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2019. Book value per common share decreased $3.38, or 2.8%, to $117.15 in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a 6.6% increase in the first quarter of 2019. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends decreased $2.99, or 2.6%, to $131.72 in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a 7.0% increase in the first quarter of 2019.

Kevin J. O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: “We extend our sympathies to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and recognize the immense social, economic and health hardships that many are experiencing, as well as the tremendous sacrifices being made by medical personnel and other first responders around the world. Operationally, we are effectively working from home, and I am very proud of what our people have accomplished in such a short time and under difficult circumstances. While our financial performance in the first quarter was negatively impacted by COVID-19, we are well capitalized with ample liquidity and our core franchise remains strong. I am confident that we are prepared to meet both the challenges as well as the opportunities of this evolving situation, and will continue delivering long-term value.”

First Quarter of 2020 Summary

  • Gross premiums written increased by $461.4 million, or 29.5%, to $2.0 billion, in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019, driven by an increase of $273.3 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment and an increase of $188.1 million in the Property segment.
  • Underwriting income of $64.1 million and a combined ratio of 93.0% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to underwriting income of $154.1 million and a combined ratio of 72.0% in the first quarter of 2019. The Property segment generated underwriting income of $147.1 million and had a combined ratio of 65.1% in the first quarter of 2020. The Casualty and Specialty segment incurred an underwriting loss of $83.2 million and had a combined ratio of 116.9% in the first quarter of 2020, principally impacted by net claims and claim expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic of $103.8 million, which added 21.1 percentage points to the combined ratio. The losses primarily represent the cost of claims incurred but not yet reported, with respect to exposures such as event contingency and event-based casualty covers.
  • Total investment result was a loss of $11.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, generating an annualized total investment return of negative 0.1%, compared to a gain of $252.1 million and an annualized total investment return of 8.0% in the first quarter of 2019. The Company was favorably positioned during the recent disruption in global financial markets associated with the COVID-19 pandemic as a significant portion of the Company’s investment portfolio is weighted towards high-quality fixed maturity investments. The primary driver of the investment result was the Company’s net realized and unrealized losses on equity investments trading, which represents 2.0% of the Company’s total investment portfolio of $17.8 billion.
  • Approximately $600 million of net capital raised in the first quarter of 2020 through the Company’s managed joint ventures and third-party capital vehicles, including Upsilon RFO Re Ltd. and RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd.

Acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re

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, “TMR”). The operating activities of TMR from the acquisition date through March 31, 2019 were not material and, as a result, were not included in the Company's consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019. Comparisons of the Company’s results of operations for the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2019 should be viewed in this context.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

Gross premiums written in the Property segment were $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $188.1 million, or 18.2%, compared to $1.0 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $936.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $91.0 million, or 10.8%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. This increase was driven by expanded participation on existing transactions, certain new transactions, rate improvements, and the acquisition of TMR.

Gross premiums written in the other property class of business were $284.3 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $97.2 million, or 51.9%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. This increase was primarily driven by growth from existing relationships, new opportunities across a number of the Company’s underwriting platforms, and business acquired in connection with the acquisition of TMR.

Ceded premiums written in the Property segment were $545.9 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $77.8 million, or 16.6%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. The increase in ceded premiums written was principally due to certain 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, primarily Upsilon and Mona Lisa Re Ltd., as well as an overall increase in ceded purchases made as part of the Company’s gross-to-net strategy, which is core to the construction of its net portfolios of risk.

The Property segment generated underwriting income of $147.1 million and a combined ratio of 65.1% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $152.4 million and 47.6%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2019. The Property segment underwriting result and combined ratio in the first quarter of 2020 were principally impacted by higher current accident year net claims and claim expenses primarily driven by a higher level of attritional losses associated with a larger proportion of the other property class of business earning through, as well as a relatively higher number of small insured catastrophe events, compared to the first quarter of 2019. In addition, there was net adverse development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses of $14.0 million, or 3.3 percentage points, during the first quarter of 2020, primarily driven by higher than expected attritional losses in the other property class of business.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

Gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment were $805.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $273.3 million, or 51.4%, compared to the first quarter of 2019. This increase was due to growth from new and existing business opportunities written in the current and prior periods across various classes of business within the segment, and business acquired in connection with the acquisition of TMR.

The Casualty and Specialty segment incurred an underwriting loss of $83.2 million and had a combined ratio of 116.9% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to an underwriting gain of $1.7 million and a combined ratio of 99.3% in the first quarter of 2019. The net underwriting result and combined ratio in the first quarter of 2020 were principally impacted by net claims and claim expenses of $103.8 million associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which added 21.1 percentage points to the net claims and claims expense ratio and the combined ratio.

In the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Casualty and Specialty segment generated a net claims and claim expense ratio of 86.7%, an underwriting expense ratio of 30.2% and a combined ratio of 116.9%, compared to 65.9%, 33.4% and 99.3%, respectively, in the three months ended March 31, 2019.

The increase in the Casualty and Specialty segment net current accident year claims and claim expense ratio of 18.4 percentage points in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019 was driven by higher current accident year losses as a result of the impact of losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The losses primarily represent the cost of claims incurred but not yet reported, with respect to exposures such as event contingency and event-based casualty covers. The underwriting expense ratio in the Casualty and Specialty segment decreased 3.2 percentage points, to 30.2%, in the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to 33.4% in the three months ended March 31, 2019, due to a decrease in the operating expense ratio as a result of improved operating leverage, as well as a decrease in the acquisition ratio.

COVID-19

Due to the ongoing and rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company is continuing to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on its business and to estimate all of the Company’s potential reinsurance, insurance or investment exposures, or any other effects that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on its results of operations or financial condition.

The Company expects losses to emerge over time as the full impact of the pandemic and its effects on the global economy are realized. A longer or more severe recession, or high unemployment levels will increase the probability of losses. Potential legislative, regulatory and judicial actions are also causing significant uncertainty with respect to policy coverage and other issues. Our loss estimate as of March 31, 2020 represents our best estimate based on currently available information, including communications received to date from cedants and brokers, portfolio and contract reviews, and other risk assessment procedures. Actual losses may vary materially from this initial estimate. Additionally, losses incurred in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic subsequent to March 31, 2020 will be reflected in the periods in which those losses are incurred.

In addition to coverage exposures, volatility in global financial markets and a continued slowdown in global economic conditions, have adversely affected, and may continue to adversely affect, the Company’s investment portfolio. These conditions may also negatively impact the Company’s ability to access liquidity and capital markets financing.

Please refer to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 when available for a more detailed discussion of the risks and potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company.

Other Items

  • The Company’s total investment result, which includes the sum of net investment income and net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on investments, was a loss of $11.2 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a gain of $252.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of $263.3 million. The primary driver of the decrease in the total investment result was net realized and unrealized losses on equity investments trading, combined with net realized and unrealized losses on other investments and lower net realized and unrealized gains on fixed maturity investments, due in part to the recent disruption in global financial markets associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, partially offset by higher returns on investments-related derivatives.
  • Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the first quarter of 2020 was $98.1 million, compared to $70.2 million in the first quarter of 2019. The result was primarily driven by DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd. and Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. generating net income of $108.0 million and $17.9 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $80.3 million and $5.2 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2019.
  • In the first quarter of 2020, total fee income increased by $16.6 million, to $45.4 million, compared to $28.8 million in the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in the dollar value of capital being managed combined with improved underlying performance.
  • During the first quarter of 2020, the Company repurchased 406 thousand common shares in open market transactions at an aggregate cost of $62.6 million and an average price of $154.36 per common share.
  • In February 2020, the Company announced the redemption of all 5 million of its outstanding Series C 6.08% Preference Shares. The Series C 6.08% Preference Shares were redeemed on March 26, 2020 for $125.0 million plus accrued and unpaid dividends thereon. Following the redemption, no Series C 6.08% Preference Shares remain outstanding.
  • On February 4, 2020, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, RenaissanceRe Specialty Holdings (UK) Limited, entered into an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, RenaissanceRe (UK) Limited, a UK run-off company acquired in connection with the acquisition of TMR, to an investment vehicle managed by AXA Liabilities Managers, an affiliate of AXA XL. The sale is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in 2020.
  • On March 15, 2020, the Company repaid in full at maturity the aggregate principal amount of $250.0 million, plus applicable accrued interest, of its 5.75% Senior Notes due 2020 of RenRe North America Holdings Inc. and RenaissanceRe Finance.

This Press Release includes certain financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”) 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 Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 9:00 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 uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken in response thereto; the effect of legislative, regulatory, judicial or social influences related to the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s financial performance and the Company’s ability to conduct its business; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the value of the Company’s investments and access to capital; the effect that measures taken to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic have on the operations of the Company and its counterparties; 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 effect of climate change on the Company’s business, including the trend towards increasingly frequent and severe climate events; the Company’s ability to maintain its financial strength ratings; the effect of emerging claims and coverage issues; collection on claimed retrocessional coverage, and new retrocessional reinsurance being available on acceptable terms and providing the coverage that we intended to obtain; 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; soft reinsurance underwriting market conditions; the performance of the Company’s investment portfolio; 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 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 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 Company’s ability to effectively manage capital on behalf of investors in joint ventures or other entities it manages; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; changes in the method for determining LIBOR and the potential replacement of LIBOR; losses 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 any 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 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 and other transactions; difficulties investors may have in servicing process or enforcing judgments against the Company in the U.S.; 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 TMR disrupts or distracts from current plans and operations; 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,
2020

 

March 31,
2019

Revenues

   

 

 

 

Gross premiums written

   

$

2,025,721

 

 

$

1,564,295

 

Net premiums written

   

$

1,269,808

 

 

$

929,031

 

Increase in unearned premiums

   

(356,710

)

 

(379,003

)

Net premiums earned

   

913,098

 

 

550,028

 

Net investment income

   

99,473

 

 

82,094

 

Net foreign exchange losses

   

(5,728

)

 

(2,846

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

   

4,564

 

 

4,661

 

Other (loss) income

   

(4,436

)

 

3,171

 

Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on investments

   

(110,707

)

 

170,013

 

Total revenues

   

896,264

 

 

807,121

 

Expenses

   

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

   

570,954

 

 

227,035

 

Acquisition expenses

   

210,604

 

 

123,951

 

Operational expenses

   

67,461

 

 

44,933

 

Corporate expenses

   

15,991

 

 

38,789

 

Interest expense

   

14,927

 

 

11,754

 

Total expenses

   

879,937

 

 

446,462

 

Income before taxes

   

16,327

 

 

360,659

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

   

8,846

 

 

(7,531

)

Net income

   

25,173

 

 

353,128

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

   

(98,091

)

 

(70,222

)

Net (loss) income attributable to RenaissanceRe

   

(72,918

)

 

282,906

 

Dividends on preference shares

   

(9,056

)

 

(9,189

)

Net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

$

(81,974

)

 

$

273,717

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic

   

$

(1.89

)

 

$

6.43

 

Net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted

   

$

(1.89

)

 

$

6.43

 

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

   

$

0.76

 

 

$

3.59

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding - basic

   

43,441

 

 

42,065

 

Average shares outstanding - diluted

   

43,441

 

 

42,091

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio

   

62.5

%

 

41.3

%

Underwriting expense ratio

   

30.5

%

 

30.7

%

Combined ratio

   

93.0

%

 

72.0

%

 

   

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

   

(6.3

)%

 

23.5

%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1)

   

2.6

%

 

13.1

%

(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,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

Assets

   

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value

   

$

11,045,801

 

 

$

11,171,655

 

Short term investments, at fair value

   

5,263,242

 

 

4,566,277

 

Equity investments trading, at fair value

   

360,444

 

 

436,931

 

Other investments, at fair value

   

1,058,714

 

 

1,087,377

 

Investments in other ventures, under equity method

   

90,396

 

 

106,549

 

Total investments

   

17,818,597

 

 

17,368,789

 

Cash and cash equivalents

   

896,216

 

 

1,379,068

 

Premiums receivable

   

3,105,441

 

 

2,599,896

 

Prepaid reinsurance premiums

   

1,151,926

 

 

767,781

 

Reinsurance recoverable

   

2,765,583

 

 

2,791,297

 

Accrued investment income

   

73,496

 

 

72,461

 

Deferred acquisition costs and value of business acquired

   

739,875

 

 

663,991

 

Receivable for investments sold

   

341,786

 

 

78,369

 

Other assets

   

312,523

 

 

346,216

 

Goodwill and other intangibles

   

260,076

 

 

262,226

 

Total assets

   

$

27,465,519

 

 

$

26,330,094

 

Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity

   

 

 

 

Liabilities

   

 

 

 

Reserve for claims and claim expenses

   

$

9,406,707

 

 

$

9,384,349

 

Unearned premiums

   

3,245,914

 

 

2,530,975

 

Debt

   

1,134,695

 

 

1,384,105

 

Reinsurance balances payable

   

3,775,375

 

 

2,830,691

 

Payable for investments purchased

   

636,136

 

 

225,275

 

Other liabilities

   

351,320

 

 

932,024

 

Total liabilities

   

18,550,147

 

 

17,287,419

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

   

3,231,846

 

 

3,071,308

 

Shareholders’ Equity

   

 

 

 

Preference shares

   

525,000

 

 

650,000

 

Common shares

   

44,034

 

 

44,148

 

Additional paid-in capital

   

502,608

 

 

568,277

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

   

(1,664

)

 

(1,939

)

Retained earnings

   

4,613,548

 

 

4,710,881

 

Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe

   

5,683,526

 

 

5,971,367

 

Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity

   

$

27,465,519

 

 

$

26,330,094

 

 

   

 

 

 

Book value per common share

   

$

117.15

 

 

$

120.53

 

 

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three months ended March 31, 2020

 

   

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

   

$

1,220,526

 

 

$

805,195

 

 

$

 

 

$

2,025,721

 

Net premiums written

   

$

674,581

 

 

$

595,227

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,269,808

 

Net premiums earned

   

$

421,335

 

 

$

491,763

 

 

$

 

 

$

913,098

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

   

144,852

 

 

426,209

 

 

(107

)

 

570,954

 

Acquisition expenses

   

85,351

 

 

125,253

 

 

 

 

210,604

 

Operational expenses

   

44,007

 

 

23,454

 

 

 

 

67,461

 

Underwriting income (loss)

   

$

147,125

 

 

$

(83,153

)

 

$

107

 

 

64,079

 

Net investment income

   

 

 

 

 

99,473

 

 

99,473

 

Net foreign exchange losses

   

 

 

 

 

(5,728

)

 

(5,728

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

   

 

 

 

 

4,564

 

 

4,564

 

Other loss

   

 

 

 

 

(4,436

)

 

(4,436

)

Net realized and unrealized losses on investments

   

 

 

 

 

(110,707

)

 

(110,707

)

Corporate expenses

   

 

 

 

 

(15,991

)

 

(15,991

)

Interest expense

   

 

 

 

 

(14,927

)

 

(14,927

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

16,327

 

Income tax benefit

   

 

 

 

 

8,846

 

 

8,846

 

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

   

 

 

 

 

(98,091

)

 

(98,091

)

Dividends on preference shares

   

 

 

 

 

(9,056

)

 

(9,056

)

Net loss attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(81,974

)

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

   

$

130,844

 

 

$

426,210

 

 

$

 

 

$

557,054

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

   

14,008

 

 

(1

)

 

(107

)

 

13,900

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

   

$

144,852

 

 

$

426,209

 

 

$

(107

)

 

$

570,954

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

   

31.1

%

 

86.7

%

 

 

 

61.0

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

   

3.3

%

 

%

 

 

 

1.5

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

   

34.4

%

 

86.7

%

 

 

 

62.5

%

Underwriting expense ratio

   

30.7

%

 

30.2

%

 

 

 

30.5

%

Combined ratio

   

65.1

%

 

116.9

%

 

 

 

93.0

%

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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

   

 

 

 

 

82,094

 

 

82,094

 

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

   

 

 

 

 

170,013

 

 

170,013

 

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

%

 

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written

(in thousands of United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

   

 

 

   

Three months ended

 

   

March 31,
2020

 

March 31,
2019

Property Segment

   

 

 

 

Catastrophe

   

$

936,190

 

 

$

845,213

 

Other property

   

284,336

 

 

187,171

 

Property segment gross premiums written

   

$

1,220,526

 

 

$

1,032,384

 

 

   

 

 

 

Casualty and Specialty Segment

   

 

 

 

General casualty (1)

   

$

246,667

 

 

$

153,334

 

Professional liability (2)

   

230,487

 

 

149,377

 

Financial lines (3)

   

147,079

 

 

127,356

 

Other (4)

   

180,962

 

 

101,844

 

Casualty and Specialty segment gross premiums written

   

$

805,195

 

 

$

531,911

 

(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,
2020

 

March 31,
2019

Fixed maturity investments

   

$

73,338

 

 

$

61,483

 

Short term investments

   

12,092

 

 

11,844

 

Equity investments trading

   

1,551

 

 

1,027

 

Other investments

   

 

 

 

Catastrophe bonds

   

14,139

 

 

8,691

 

Other

   

1,629

 

 

1,640

 

Cash and cash equivalents

   

1,504

 

 

1,517

 

 

   

104,253

 

 

86,202

 

Investment expenses

   

(4,780

)

 

(4,108

)

Net investment income

   

99,473

 

 

82,094

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross realized gains

   

68,847

 

 

24,373

 

Gross realized losses

   

(11,360

)

 

(22,943

)

Net realized gains on fixed maturity investments

   

57,487

 

 

1,430

 

Net unrealized (losses) gains on fixed maturity investments trading

   

(20,345

)

 

103,922

 

Net realized and unrealized gains on investments-related derivatives

   

33,181

 

 

13,796

 

Net realized losses on equity investments trading

   

(15,047

)

 

(1,161

)

Net unrealized (losses) gains on equity investments trading

   

(105,937

)

 

52,658

 

Net realized and unrealized losses on other investments - catastrophe bonds

   

(14,352

)

 

(2,210

)

Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on other investments - other

   

(45,694

)

 

1,578

 

Net realized and unrealized (losses) gains on investments

   

(110,707

)

 

170,013

 

Total investment result

   

$

(11,234

)

 

$

252,107

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investment return - annualized

   

(0.1

)%

 

8.0

%

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.

Operating (Loss) Income (Attributable) Available to RenaissanceRe Common Shareholders and Operating Return on Average Common Equity - Annualized

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 (loss) income (attributable) 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, excluding net realized and unrealized gains and losses on other investments - catastrophe bonds, net foreign exchange gains and losses, transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of TMR, the income tax expense or benefit associated with these adjustments and the portion of these adjustments attributable to the Company's redeemable noncontrolling interests." 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 fair value of the Company’s fixed maturity investment portfolio, equity investments trading, other investments (excluding catastrophe bonds) and investments-related derivatives; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; certain transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of TMR; the associated income tax expense or benefit of these adjustments; and the portion of these adjustments attributable to Company's redeemable noncontrolling interests. 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 table is a reconciliation of: (1) net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders to “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders”; (2) net (loss) income (attributable) 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.” Comparative information for all prior periods has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation.

       

 

   

Three months ended

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

   

March 31,
2020

 

March 31,
2019

Net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

$

(81,974

)

 

$

273,717

 

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on investments, excluding net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on other investments - catastrophe bonds

   

96,355

 

 

(172,223

)

Adjustment for net foreign exchange losses

   

5,728

 

 

2,846

 

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

   

4,423

 

 

25,520

 

Adjustment for income tax (benefit) expense (1)

   

(4,141

)

 

8,334

 

Adjustment for net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (2)

   

13,019

 

 

15,414

 

Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

   

$

33,410

 

 

$

153,608

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted

   

$

(1.89

)

 

$

6.43

 

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on investments, excluding net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on other investments - catastrophe bonds

   

2.22

 

 

(4.09

)

Adjustment for net foreign exchange losses

   

0.13

 

 

0.07

 

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

   

0.10

 

 

0.61

 

Adjustment for income tax (benefit) expense (1)

   

(0.10

)

 

0.20

 

Adjustment for net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (2)

   

0.30

 

 

0.37

 

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

   

$

0.76

 

 

$

3.59

 

 

   

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

   

(6.3

)%

 

23.5

%

Adjustment for net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on investments, excluding net realized and unrealized losses (gains) on other investments - catastrophe bonds

   

7.5

%

 

(14.8

)%

Adjustment for net foreign exchange losses

   

0.4

%

 

0.2

%

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

   

0.3

%

 

2.2

%

Adjustment for income tax (benefit) expense (1)

   

(0.3

)%

 

0.7

%

Adjustment for net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests (2)

   

1.0

%

 

1.3

%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized

   

2.6

%

 

13.1

%

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

(2) Adjustment for net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests represents the portion attributable to the Company's redeemable noncontrolling interests associated with the adjustments to net (loss) income (attributable) available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders, including the income tax impact of those adjustments.

Tangible Book Value Per Common Share and Tangible Book Value Per Common Share Plus Accumulated Dividends

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 table 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,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Book value per common share

   

$

117.15

 

 

$

120.53

 

 

$

120.07

 

 

$

119.17

 

 

$

111.05

 

Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1)

   

(6.46

)

 

(6.50

)

 

(6.55

)

 

(6.60

)

 

(6.66

)

Tangible book value per common share

   

110.69

 

 

114.03

 

 

113.52

 

 

112.57

 

 

104.39

 

Adjustment for accumulated dividends

   

21.03

 

 

20.68

 

 

20.34

 

 

20.00

 

 

19.66

 

Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends

   

$

131.72

 

 

$

134.71

 

 

$

133.86

 

 

$

132.57

 

 

$

124.05

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly change in book value per common share

   

(2.8

)%

 

0.4

%

 

0.8

%

 

7.3

%

 

6.6

%

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

   

(2.6

)%

 

0.7

%

 

1.1

%

 

8.2

%

 

7.0

%

Year to date change in book value per common share

   

(2.8

)%

 

15.7

%

 

15.3

%

 

14.4

%

 

6.6

%

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

   

(2.6

)%

 

17.9

%

 

17.1

%

 

15.7

%

 

7.0

%

(1) At March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, June 30, 2019 and March 31, 2019, goodwill and other intangibles included $24.2 million, $24.9 million, $25.6 million, $26.3 million and $27.0 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method.

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Keil Gunther
Vice President, Head of Global Marketing & Client
Communication
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
(441) 239-4932
or
Kekst CNC
Dawn Dover
(212) 521-4800

 

Source: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.