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RenaissanceRe Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $33.8 Million, or $0.77 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income Available to Common Shareholders of $23.0 Million, or $0.52 Per Diluted Common Share

February 4, 2020

Annual Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $712.0 million, or $16.29 Per Diluted Common Share; Operating Income Available to Common Shareholders of $402.9 million, or $9.13 Per Diluted Common Share

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2020-- RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: RNR) (the “Company” or “RenaissanceRe”) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $33.8 million, or $0.77 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $83.9 million, or $2.10 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $23.0 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $4.8 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 2.5% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to negative 7.8% and positive 0.4%, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2018. Book value per common share increased $0.46, or 0.4%, to $120.53 in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a 1.0% decrease in the fourth quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $0.85, or 0.7%, to $134.71 in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a 0.4% decrease in the fourth quarter of 2018.

For 2019, the Company reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $712.0 million, or $16.29 per diluted common share, compared to $197.3 million, or $4.91 per diluted common share, in 2018. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $402.9 million, or $9.13 per diluted common share, in 2019, compared to $349.0 million, or $8.73 per diluted common share, in 2018. The Company reported a return on average common equity of 14.1% and an operating return on average common equity of 8.0% in 2019, compared to 4.7% and 8.4%, respectively, in 2018. Book value per common share increased $16.40, or 15.7%, in 2019, to $120.53, compared to a 4.4% increase in 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $17.54, or 17.9%, to $134.71 in 2019, compared to a 6.4% increase in 2018.

Kevin J. O’Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: “I am pleased with our performance this year as we materially grew tangible book value per share plus accumulated dividends and earned a robust operating return on equity. We successfully executed our strategy by organically growing our business while efficiently integrating Tokio Millennium Re. Looking forward, I am excited about our opportunities to build a bigger and more attractive portfolio and am confident in our ability to continue delivering long-term value.”

Fourth Quarter of 2019 Summary

  • During the fourth quarter of 2019, Typhoon Hagibis and losses associated with aggregate loss contracts (the “2019 Aggregate Losses”) resulted in a net negative impact to net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $193.3 million. In addition, the Company reallocated certain losses from Hurricane Dorian and Typhoon Faxai (collectively, the “Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events”) to 2019 Aggregate Losses, which had no net impact on the Company’s net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders.
  • Gross premiums written increased by $357.7 million, or 65.3%, to $905.5 million, in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by an increase of $312.6 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment and an increase of $45.1 million in the Property segment. Included in gross premiums written in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $30.2 million of reinstatement premiums written primarily associated with Typhoon Hagibis. Included in the gross premiums written in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $102.5 million of reinstatement premiums written primarily associated with the wildfires in California during the fourth quarter of 2018 (the “Q4 2018 California Wildfires”) and Hurricane Michael (collectively, the “Q4 2018 Catastrophe Events”).
  • Underwriting loss of $65.2 million and a combined ratio of 106.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to an underwriting loss of $82.3 million and a combined ratio of 114.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Property segment incurred an underwriting loss of $87.1 million and had a combined ratio of 118.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $20.8 million and had a combined ratio of 95.9% in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Company’s underwriting results in the fourth quarter of 2019 were principally impacted by Typhoon Hagibis and the 2019 Aggregate Losses, which had a net negative impact on the underwriting result of $237.0 million and added 25.0 percentage points to the combined ratio.
  • Total investment result was a gain of $130.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, generating an annualized total investment return of 3.1%.
  • Over $300 million of capital raised in the fourth quarter of 2019 through the Company’s managed joint ventures and third-party capital vehicles, including Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd. (“Vermeer”), Upsilon RFO Re Ltd. (“Upsilon RFO”) and RenaissanceRe Medici Fund Ltd (“Medici”).

Net Negative Impact

Net negative impact includes the sum of estimates of net claims and claim expenses incurred, earned reinstatement premiums assumed and ceded, lost profit commissions and redeemable noncontrolling interest. The Company’s estimates of net negative impact are based on a review of its potential exposures, preliminary discussions with certain counterparties and catastrophe modeling techniques. The Company’s actual net negative impact, both individually and in the aggregate, may vary from these estimates, perhaps materially. Changes in these estimates will be recorded in the period in which they occur.

Meaningful uncertainty regarding the estimates and the nature and extent of the losses from these events remains, driven by the magnitude and recent occurrence of each event, the geographic areas in which the events occurred, relatively limited claims data received to date, the contingent nature of business interruption and other exposures, potential uncertainties relating to reinsurance recoveries and other factors inherent in loss estimation, among other things.

The financial data in the table below provides additional information detailing the net negative impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements in the fourth quarter of 2019 resulting from Typhoon Hagibis, the 2019 Aggregate Losses and a reallocation of certain losses from the Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events to 2019 Aggregate Losses.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company announced a preliminary estimated net negative impact on net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of losses from Typhoon Hagibis of approximately $175 million on its fourth quarter 2019 results of operations. The Company's estimated net negative impact from Typhoon Hagibis remains consistent with this initial estimate and is allocated between the Typhoon Hagibis column and the 2019 Aggregate Loss column in the table below.

During the third quarter of 2019, the Company’s initial estimate of the net negative impact of the Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events included loss estimates associated with aggregate loss contracts. Certain of those contracts have been reallocated to 2019 Aggregate Losses, with a comparable change reflected as a reduction to the Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended December 31, 2019

Typhoon
Hagibis

 

2019
Aggregate
Losses

 

Reallocation
of certain
losses from
the Q3
2019
Catastrophe
Events to 2019
Aggregate
Losses

 

Total

 

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in net claims and claims expenses incurred

$

(199,305

)

 

$

(97,591

)

 

$

21,723

 

 

$

(275,173

)

 

 

Assumed reinstatement premiums earned

28,829

 

 

183

 

 

1,158

 

 

30,170

 

 

 

Ceded reinstatement premiums earned

(219

)

 

 

 

(92

)

 

(311

)

 

 

Lost (earned) profit commissions

7,509

 

 

1,740

 

 

(935

)

 

8,314

 

 

 

Net (negative) positive impact on underwriting result

(163,186

)

 

(95,668

)

 

21,854

 

 

(237,000

)

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest - DaVinciRe

35,078

 

 

12,932

 

 

(4,317

)

 

43,693

 

 

 

Net (negative) positive impact on net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

(128,108

)

 

$

(82,736

)

 

$

17,537

 

 

$

(193,307

)

 

 

Percentage point impact on consolidated combined ratio

17.1

 

 

9.8

 

 

(2.3

)

 

25.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (negative) positive impact on Property segment underwriting result

$

(161,654

)

 

$

(95,668

)

 

$

21,854

 

 

$

(235,468

)

 

 

Net (negative) positive impact on Casualty and Specialty segment underwriting result

(1,532

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,532

)

 

 

Net (negative) positive impact on underwriting result

$

(163,186

)

 

$

(95,668

)

 

$

21,854

 

 

$

(237,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Company accounted for the acquisition of TMR under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic Business Combinations. The operating activities of TMR are included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations from March 22, 2019, and comparisons of the Company’s results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 to the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 should be viewed in that context. In addition, the results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 may not be reflective of the ultimate ongoing business of the combined entities.

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

Gross premiums written in the Property segment were $245.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $45.1 million, or 22.6%, compared to $199.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $44.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $64.1 million, or 58.9%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. In the fourth quarter of 2019, gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business included $29.5 million of reinstatement premiums primarily associated with Typhoon Hagibis, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, which included $102.8 million of reinstatement premiums associated with the Q4 2018 Catastrophe Events.

Gross premiums written in the other property class of business were $200.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $109.2 million, or 120.0%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the other property class of business 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 $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of $27.2 million, or 92.9%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The decrease in ceded premiums written in the fourth quarter of 2019 was principally due to $26.0 million of ceded reinstatement premiums written in the fourth quarter of 2018 associated with Q4 2018 Catastrophe Events which did not reoccur in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Property segment incurred an underwriting loss of $87.1 million and had a combined ratio of 118.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to an underwriting loss of $35.0 million and a combined ratio of 110.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Property segment underwriting result and combined ratio in the fourth quarter of 2019 were principally impacted by Typhoon Hagibis and the 2019 Aggregate Losses, which resulted in a net negative impact on the Property segment underwriting result of $235.5 million and added 52.5 percentage points to the Property segment combined ratio.

In comparison, the fourth quarter of 2018 was impacted by the Q4 2018 Catastrophe Events and changes in certain losses associated with aggregate loss contracts in 2018 (the “2018 Aggregate Losses”), which resulted in a net negative impact on the underwriting result of $205.7 million and added 74.1 percentage points to the Property segment combined ratio. In addition, the underwriting results in the fourth quarter of 2018 were positively impacted by changes in the estimates of the net negative impact of the wildfires in California during the third quarter of 2018 (the “Q3 2018 California Wildfires”), Typhoons Jebi, Mangkhut and Trami, and Hurricane Florence (collectively, the “Q3 2018 Catastrophe Events”) and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Mexico City Earthquake, the wildfires in California during the fourth quarter of 2017 and certain losses associated with aggregate loss contracts (collectively, the “2017 Large Loss Events”) of $55.2 million and $24.8 million, respectively, reducing the Property segment combined ratio by 17.7 and 7.9 percentage points, respectively.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

Gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment were $660.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of $312.6 million, or 89.9%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The 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 generated underwriting income of $20.8 million and had a combined ratio of 95.9% in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to an underwriting loss of $47.4 million and a combined ratio of 119.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018. The improvement in the Casualty and Specialty segment combined ratio was driven by a decrease of 14.8 percentage points in the net claims and claim expense ratio, principally the result of lower current accident year losses in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, which included loss estimates for liability exposures associated with the Q4 2018 California Wildfires. The Casualty and Specialty segment also experienced an 8.6 percentage point decrease in the underwriting expense ratio in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, resulting from a decrease in both the acquisition expense ratio and the operating expense ratio. The acquisition ratio decreased in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 primarily as a result of the effects of purchase accounting amortization related to the acquisition of TMR and changes in estimated commissions. The operating expense ratio decreased 3.6 percentage points due to improved operating leverage from the business acquired in connection with the acquisition of TMR.

Other Items

  • The Company’s total investment result, which includes the sum of net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains on investments, was a gain of $130.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $35.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, an improvement of $165.9 million. The improvement in the total investment result was principally due to higher returns on the Company’s equity investments trading, private equity investments and catastrophe bonds, partially offset by lower returns on its portfolio of fixed maturity investments trading. Also driving the investment result for the fourth quarter of 2019 were higher average invested assets primarily resulting from the acquisition of TMR, combined with capital raised during 2019 in certain of the Company’s consolidated third-party capital vehicles, including DaVinciRe Holdings Ltd. (“DaVinciRe”), Upsilon RFO, Vermeer and Medici, and the subsequent investment of those funds as part of the Company’s consolidated investment portfolio.
  • Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $2.6 million compared to $49.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The change was primarily driven by improved performance from DaVinciRe in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, which was negatively impacted by significant losses in DaVinciRe associated with Hurricane Michael, the Q4 2018 California Wildfires and changes in the 2018 Aggregate Losses. In addition, the fourth quarter of 2019 included net income attributable to Vermeer and improved performance in Medici.
  • In the fourth quarter of 2019, total fee income increased by $4.6 million, to $13.2 million, compared to $8.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, primarily driven by an increase in the dollar value of capital being managed combined with improved underlying performance.

     

FULL YEAR 2019 SUMMARY

  • Gross premiums written increased by $1.5 billion, or 45.2%, to $4.8 billion, in 2019, compared to 2018, driven by increases of $670.1 million in the Property segment and $827.3 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment. The increase was primarily driven by expanded participation on existing transactions, certain new transactions, rate improvements, and the impact of the acquisition of TMR.
  • Underwriting income of $256.4 million and a combined ratio of 92.3% in 2019, compared to underwriting income of $244.9 million and a combined ratio of 87.6% in 2018. Underwriting income was comprised of $209.3 million in the Property segment and $46.0 million in the Casualty and Specialty segment. Impacting the underwriting result for 2019 were Typhoon Hagibis, the Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events and 2019 Aggregate Losses (collectively, the “2019 Large Loss Events”), which had a net negative impact on the Company’s underwriting result of $418.9 million and added 12.9 percentage points to the combined ratio.
  • Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $712.0 million in 2019 included total net negative impact on the Company’s net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $348.2 million from the 2019 Large Loss Events.
  • Total investment result was a gain of $838.3 million in 2019, generating an annualized total investment return of 5.2%. The Company’s portfolio of fixed maturity and short term investments had a yield to maturity of 2.1% at December 31, 2019, contributing $423.8 million of net investment income included in the total investment result in 2019.
  • Over $1.5 billion of capital raised in 2019 through the Company’s managed joint ventures and third-party capital vehicles, DaVinciRe, Upsilon RFO, Vermeer and Medici, including $175 million from the Company. In addition, effective January 1, 2020, the Company raised over $625 million of capital through Upsilon RFO and Medici, including over $100 million from the Company.

Net Negative Impact

The financial data below provides additional information detailing the net negative impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements in 2019 resulting from the 2019 Large Loss Events, including Typhoon Hagibis, the Q3 2019 Catastrophe Events and the 2019 Aggregate Losses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended December 31, 2019

Typhoon
Hagibis

 

Q3 2019
Catastrophe
Events

 

2019
Aggregate
Losses

 

Total 2019
Large Loss
Events

 

 

(in thousands, except percentages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claims expenses incurred

$

(199,305

)

 

$

(187,188

)

 

$

(97,591

)

 

$

(484,084

)

 

 

Assumed reinstatement premiums earned

28,829

 

 

24,596

 

 

183

 

 

53,608

 

 

 

Ceded reinstatement premiums earned

(219

)

 

(574

)

 

 

 

(793

)

 

 

Lost profit commissions

7,509

 

 

3,100

 

 

1,740

 

 

12,349

 

 

 

Net negative impact on underwriting result

(163,186

)

 

(160,066

)

 

(95,668

)

 

(418,920

)

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest - DaVinciRe

35,078

 

 

22,677

 

 

12,932

 

 

70,687

 

 

 

Net negative impact on net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

(128,108

)

 

$

(137,389

)

 

$

(82,736

)

 

$

(348,233

)

 

 

Percentage point impact on consolidated combined ratio

5.0

 

 

4.9

 

 

2.8

 

 

12.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net negative impact on Property segment underwriting result

$

(161,654

)

 

$

(157,064

)

 

$

(95,668

)

 

$

(414,386

)

 

 

Net negative impact on Casualty and Specialty segment underwriting result

(1,532

)

 

(3,002

)

 

 

 

(4,534

)

 

 

Net negative impact on underwriting result

$

(163,186

)

 

$

(160,066

)

 

$

(95,668

)

 

$

(418,920

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting Results by Segment

Property Segment

In 2019, gross premiums written in the Property segment increased by $670.1 million, or 38.1%, to $2.4 billion, compared to $1.8 billion in 2018.

Gross premiums written in the catastrophe class of business were $1.6 billion in 2019, an increase of $246.1 million, or 18.2%, compared to 2018. Impacting the catastrophe class of business in 2019 were 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 $835.5 million in 2019, an increase of $423.9 million, or 103.0%, compared to 2018. The increase in gross premiums written in the other property class of business was primarily driven by growth across the Company’s underwriting platforms, both from existing relationships and through new opportunities the Company believes have comparably attractive risk-return attributes, rate improvements, and business acquired in connection with the acquisition of TMR.

The Company’s Property segment generated underwriting income of $209.3 million in 2019, compared to $262.1 million in 2018, a decrease of $52.8 million. In 2019, the Property segment generated a net claims and claim expense ratio of 59.3%, an underwriting expense ratio of 27.8% and a combined ratio of 87.1%, compared to 47.4%, 27.7% and 75.1%, respectively, in 2018.

Principally impacting the Property segment underwriting result and combined ratio in 2019 were the 2019 Large Loss Events, which resulted in a net negative impact on the Property segment underwriting result of $414.4 million and a corresponding increase in the Property segment combined ratio of 26.7 percentage points. In comparison, 2018 was impacted by the Q3 2018 Catastrophe Events, the Q4 2018 Catastrophe Events, and the 2018 Aggregate Losses (collectively, the “2018 Large Loss Events”). The 2018 Large Loss Events resulted in a net negative impact on the underwriting result of $338.7 million, and a corresponding increase in the Property segment combined ratio of 37.4 percentage points. This was partially offset by a net positive impact on the underwriting result associated with changes in the estimates of the net negative impact on the underwriting result of the 2017 Large Loss Events of $145.7 million, and a corresponding decrease in the combined ratio of 14.0 percentage points.

Casualty and Specialty Segment

In 2019, gross premiums written in the Casualty and Specialty segment increased by $827.3 million, or 53.4%, to $2.4 billion, compared to $1.5 billion in 2018. The increase was principally 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 Company’s Casualty and Specialty segment generated underwriting income of $46.0 million in 2019, compared to an underwriting loss of $17.0 million in 2018. In 2019, the Casualty and Specialty segment generated a net claims and claim expense ratio of 66.1%, an underwriting expense ratio of 31.2% and a combined ratio of 97.3%, compared to 67.3%, 34.5% and 101.8%, respectively, in 2018.

The decrease in the Company’s Casualty and Specialty segment’s combined ratio was primarily driven by an improved underwriting expense ratio as well as the overall decrease in the net claims and claim expense ratio. The decrease in the Casualty and Specialty segment net claims and claim expense ratio was principally due to lower current accident year losses, which reduced the net claims and claim expense ratio by 5.1 percentage points in 2019, compared to 2018, which was adversely impacted by liability exposures associated with the Q3 2018 California Wildfires and the Q4 2018 California Wildfires. The underwriting expense ratio in the Casualty and Specialty segment decreased 3.3 percentage points, to 31.2%, in 2019, compared to 34.5% in 2018, primarily due to a decrease in the operating expense ratio as a result of improved operating leverage.

Other Items

  • Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in 2019 was $201.5 million, compared to $41.6 million in 2018, an increase of $159.9 million, principally due to improved performance from DaVinciRe and the addition of net income attributable to Vermeer in 2019, compared to 2018, which was negatively impacted by significant losses in DaVinciRe associated with Hurricane Michael, the Q4 2018 California Wildfires and changes in the 2018 Aggregate Losses.
  • In 2019, total fee income increased by $24.3 million, to $114.2 million, compared to $89.9 million in 2018, primarily driven by an increase in the dollar value of capital being managed and improved underlying performance.
  • 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 $838.3 million in 2019, compared to $86.8 million in 2018, an increase of $751.5 million. The increase was primarily driven by net realized and unrealized gains on investments of $414.5 million in 2019, compared to net realized and unrealized losses on investments of $175.1 million in 2018. The net realized and unrealized gains on investments in 2019 were driven by net realized and unrealized gains on the fixed maturity investments portfolio, equity investments trading and investment-related derivatives. Additionally, higher net investment income was generated from the Company’s portfolio of fixed maturity investments trading, short term investments, private equity investments and catastrophe bonds. Also driving the investment result for 2019 were higher average invested assets primarily resulting from the acquisition of TMR, combined with capital raised during 2019 in certain of the Company’s consolidated third-party capital vehicles, including DaVinciRe, Upsilon RFO, Vermeer and Medici, and the subsequent investment of those funds as part of the Company’s consolidated investment portfolio.
  • During 2019, the Company recorded $49.7 million of corporate expenses associated with the acquisition of TMR, which includes compensation-related costs, integration-related costs and transaction-related costs.
  • On April 2, 2019, the Company issued $400.0 million of its 3.600% Senior Notes due April 15, 2029. A portion of the net proceeds were used to repay, in full, $200.0 million outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit facility, which was drawn on March 20, 2019 in connection with the acquisition of TMR. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
  • 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, to an investment vehicle managed by AXA Liabilities Managers, an affiliate of AXA XL. The sale is expected to close in 2020 and is subject to regulatory approval.

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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss this release. Live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the “Investors - Webcasts & Presentations” section of the Company’s website at www.renre.com.

About RenaissanceRe

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

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any forward-looking statements made in this Press Release reflect RenaissanceRe’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements, including the following: the frequency and severity of catastrophic and other events that the Company covers; the effectiveness of the Company’s claims and claim expense reserving process; the 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; the Company’s ability to recognize the benefits of the acquisition of TMR; 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

 

Twelve months ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross premiums written

$

905,479

 

 

$

547,755

 

 

$

4,807,750

 

 

$

3,310,427

 

Net premiums written

$

725,367

 

 

$

411,094

 

 

$

3,381,493

 

 

$

2,131,902

 

Decrease (increase) in unearned premiums

244,758

 

 

163,519

 

 

(43,090

)

 

(155,773

)

Net premiums earned

970,125

 

 

574,613

 

 

3,338,403

 

 

1,976,129

 

Net investment income

112,695

 

 

53,338

 

 

423,833

 

 

261,866

 

Net foreign exchange losses

(1,126

)

 

(932

)

 

(2,938

)

 

(12,428

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

5,874

 

 

4,143

 

 

23,224

 

 

18,474

 

Other (loss) income

(160

)

 

5,489

 

 

4,949

 

 

5,969

 

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

17,897

 

 

(88,654

)

 

414,483

 

 

(175,069

)

Total revenues

1,105,305

 

 

547,997

 

 

4,201,954

 

 

2,074,941

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

762,093

 

 

477,638

 

 

2,097,021

 

 

1,120,018

 

Acquisition expenses

208,618

 

 

120,465

 

 

762,232

 

 

432,989

 

Operational expenses

64,571

 

 

58,859

 

 

222,733

 

 

178,267

 

Corporate expenses

17,642

 

 

12,108

 

 

94,122

 

 

33,983

 

Interest expense

15,496

 

 

11,765

 

 

58,364

 

 

47,069

 

Total expenses

1,068,420

 

 

680,835

 

 

3,234,472

 

 

1,812,326

 

Income (loss) before taxes

36,885

 

 

(132,838

)

 

967,482

 

 

262,615

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

3,455

 

 

8,852

 

 

(17,215

)

 

6,302

 

Net income (loss)

40,340

 

 

(123,986

)

 

950,267

 

 

268,917

 

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,622

 

 

49,269

 

 

(201,469

)

 

(41,553

)

Net income (loss) attributable to RenaissanceRe

42,962

 

 

(74,717

)

 

748,798

 

 

227,364

 

Dividends on preference shares

(9,189

)

 

(9,189

)

 

(36,756

)

 

(30,088

)

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

$

33,773

 

 

$

(83,906

)

 

$

712,042

 

 

$

197,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

$

0.77

 

 

$

(2.10

)

 

$

16.32

 

 

$

4.91

 

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

$

0.77

 

 

$

(2.10

)

 

$

16.29

 

 

$

4.91

 

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

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

9.13

 

 

$

8.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding - basic

43,467

 

 

40,111

 

 

43,119

 

 

39,732

 

Average shares outstanding - diluted

43,552

 

 

40,111

 

 

43,175

 

 

39,755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio

78.6

%

 

83.1

%

 

62.8

%

 

56.7

%

Underwriting expense ratio

28.1

%

 

31.2

%

 

29.5

%

 

30.9

%

Combined ratio

106.7

%

 

114.3

%

 

92.3

%

 

87.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

2.5

%

 

(7.8

)%

 

14.1

%

 

4.7

%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1)

1.7

%

 

0.4

%

 

8.0

%

 

8.4

%

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Assets

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value

$

11,171,655

 

 

$

8,088,870

 

Short term investments, at fair value

4,566,277

 

 

2,586,520

 

Equity investments trading, at fair value

436,931

 

 

310,252

 

Other investments, at fair value

1,087,377

 

 

784,933

 

Investments in other ventures, under equity method

106,549

 

 

115,172

 

Total investments

17,368,789

 

 

11,885,747

 

Cash and cash equivalents

1,379,068

 

 

1,107,922

 

Premiums receivable

2,599,896

 

 

1,537,188

 

Prepaid reinsurance premiums

767,781

 

 

616,185

 

Reinsurance recoverable

2,791,297

 

 

2,372,221

 

Accrued investment income

72,461

 

 

51,311

 

Deferred acquisition costs and value of business acquired

663,991

 

 

476,661

 

Receivable for investments sold

78,369

 

 

256,416

 

Other assets

346,216

 

 

135,127

 

Goodwill and other intangibles

262,226

 

 

237,418

 

Total assets

$

26,330,094

 

 

$

18,676,196

 

Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Reserve for claims and claim expenses

$

9,384,349

 

 

$

6,076,271

 

Unearned premiums

2,530,975

 

 

1,716,021

 

Debt

1,384,105

 

 

991,127

 

Reinsurance balances payable

2,830,691

 

 

1,902,056

 

Payable for investments purchased

225,275

 

 

380,332

 

Other liabilities

932,024

 

 

513,609

 

Total liabilities

17,287,419

 

 

11,579,416

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

3,071,308

 

 

2,051,700

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Preference shares

650,000

 

 

650,000

 

Common shares

44,148

 

 

42,207

 

Additional paid-in capital

568,277

 

 

296,099

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,939

)

 

(1,433

)

Retained earnings

4,710,881

 

 

4,058,207

 

Total shareholders’ equity attributable to RenaissanceRe

5,971,367

 

 

5,045,080

 

Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity

$

26,330,094

 

 

$

18,676,196

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per common share

$

120.53

 

 

$

104.13

 

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended December 31, 2019

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

245,001

 

 

$

660,478

 

 

$

 

 

$

905,479

 

Net premiums written

$

242,932

 

 

$

482,435

 

 

$

 

 

$

725,367

 

Net premiums earned

$

467,404

 

 

$

502,721

 

 

$

 

 

$

970,125

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

424,207

 

 

338,104

 

 

(218

)

 

762,093

 

Acquisition expenses

90,790

 

 

117,849

 

 

(21

)

 

208,618

 

Operational expenses

39,469

 

 

25,943

 

 

(841

)

 

64,571

 

Underwriting (loss) income

$

(87,062

)

 

$

20,825

 

 

$

1,080

 

 

(65,157

)

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

112,695

 

 

112,695

 

Net foreign exchange losses

 

 

 

 

(1,126

)

 

(1,126

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

5,874

 

 

5,874

 

Other loss

 

 

 

 

(160

)

 

(160

)

Net realized and unrealized gains on investments

 

 

 

 

17,897

 

 

17,897

 

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

(17,642

)

 

(17,642

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

(15,496

)

 

(15,496

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

36,885

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

3,455

 

 

3,455

 

Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

2,622

 

 

2,622

 

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

(9,189

)

 

(9,189

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

33,773

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

432,160

 

 

$

342,268

 

 

$

 

 

$

774,428

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

(7,953

)

 

(4,164

)

 

(218

)

 

(12,335

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

424,207

 

 

$

338,104

 

 

$

(218

)

 

$

762,093

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

92.5

%

 

68.1

%

 

 

 

79.8

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

(1.7

)%

 

(0.8

)%

 

 

 

(1.2

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

90.8

%

 

67.3

%

 

 

 

78.6

%

Underwriting expense ratio

27.8

%

 

28.6

%

 

 

 

28.1

%

Combined ratio

118.6

%

 

95.9

%

 

 

 

106.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended December 31, 2018

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

199,918

 

 

$

347,837

 

 

$

 

 

$

547,755

 

Net premiums written

$

170,647

 

 

$

240,447

 

 

$

 

 

$

411,094

 

Net premiums earned

$

328,585

 

 

$

246,027

 

 

$

1

 

 

$

574,613

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

275,700

 

 

202,047

 

 

(109

)

 

477,638

 

Acquisition expenses

50,817

 

 

69,650

 

 

(2

)

 

120,465

 

Operational expenses

37,021

 

 

21,762

 

 

76

 

 

58,859

 

Underwriting (loss) income

$

(34,953

)

 

$

(47,432

)

 

$

36

 

 

(82,349

)

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

53,338

 

 

53,338

 

Net foreign exchange losses

 

 

 

 

(932

)

 

(932

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

4,143

 

 

4,143

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

5,489

 

 

5,489

 

Net realized and unrealized losses on investments

 

 

 

 

(88,654

)

 

(88,654

)

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

(12,108

)

 

(12,108

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

(11,765

)

 

(11,765

)

Loss before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

(132,838

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

8,852

 

 

8,852

 

Net loss attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

49,269

 

 

49,269

 

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

(9,189

)

 

(9,189

)

Net loss attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

(83,906

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

324,118

 

 

$

227,289

 

 

$

 

 

$

551,407

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

(48,418

)

 

(25,242

)

 

(109

)

 

(73,769

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

275,700

 

 

$

202,047

 

 

$

(109

)

 

$

477,638

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

98.6

%

 

92.4

%

 

 

 

96.0

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

(14.7

)%

 

(10.3

)%

 

 

 

(12.9

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

83.9

%

 

82.1

%

 

 

 

83.1

%

Underwriting expense ratio

26.7

%

 

37.2

%

 

 

 

31.2

%

Combined ratio

110.6

%

 

119.3

%

 

 

 

114.3

%

 

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

(Unaudited)

 

Year ended December 31, 2019

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

2,430,985

 

 

$

2,376,765

 

 

$

 

 

$

4,807,750

 

Net premiums written

$

1,654,259

 

 

$

1,727,234

 

 

$

 

 

$

3,381,493

 

Net premiums earned

$

1,627,494

 

 

$

1,710,909

 

 

$

 

 

$

3,338,403

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

965,424

 

 

1,131,637

 

 

(40

)

 

2,097,021

 

Acquisition expenses

313,761

 

 

448,678

 

 

(207

)

 

762,232

 

Operational expenses

139,015

 

 

84,546

 

 

(828

)

 

222,733

 

Underwriting income

$

209,294

 

 

$

46,048

 

 

$

1,075

 

 

256,417

 

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

423,833

 

 

423,833

 

Net foreign exchange losses

 

 

 

 

(2,938

)

 

(2,938

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

23,224

 

 

23,224

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

4,949

 

 

4,949

 

Net realized and unrealized gains on investments

 

 

 

 

414,483

 

 

414,483

 

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

(94,122

)

 

(94,122

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

(58,364

)

 

(58,364

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

967,482

 

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

(17,215

)

 

(17,215

)

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

(201,469

)

 

(201,469

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

(36,756

)

 

(36,756

)

Net income attributable to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

712,042

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

968,357

 

 

$

1,155,519

 

 

$

 

 

$

2,123,876

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

(2,933

)

 

(23,882

)

 

(40

)

 

(26,855

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

965,424

 

 

$

1,131,637

 

 

$

(40

)

 

$

2,097,021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

59.5

%

 

67.5

%

 

 

 

63.6

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

(0.2

)%

 

(1.4

)%

 

 

 

(0.8

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

59.3

%

 

66.1

%

 

 

 

62.8

%

Underwriting expense ratio

27.8

%

 

31.2

%

 

 

 

29.5

%

Combined ratio

87.1

%

 

97.3

%

 

 

 

92.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended December 31, 2018

 

Property

 

Casualty and
Specialty

 

Other

 

Total

Gross premiums written

$

1,760,926

 

 

$

1,549,501

 

 

$

 

 

$

3,310,427

 

Net premiums written

$

1,055,188

 

 

$

1,076,714

 

 

$

 

 

$

2,131,902

 

Net premiums earned

$

1,050,831

 

 

$

925,298

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,976,129

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred

497,895

 

 

622,320

 

 

(197

)

 

1,120,018

 

Acquisition expenses

177,912

 

 

255,079

 

 

(2

)

 

432,989

 

Operational expenses

112,954

 

 

64,883

 

 

430

 

 

178,267

 

Underwriting income (loss)

$

262,070

 

 

$

(16,984

)

 

$

(231

)

 

244,855

 

Net investment income

 

 

 

 

261,866

 

 

261,866

 

Net foreign exchange losses

 

 

 

 

(12,428

)

 

(12,428

)

Equity in earnings of other ventures

 

 

 

 

18,474

 

 

18,474

 

Other income

 

 

 

 

5,969

 

 

5,969

 

Net realized and unrealized losses on investments

 

 

 

 

(175,069

)

 

(175,069

)

Corporate expenses

 

 

 

 

(33,983

)

 

(33,983

)

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

(47,069

)

 

(47,069

)

Income before taxes and redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

 

 

262,615

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

6,302

 

 

6,302

 

Net income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

 

(41,553

)

 

(41,553

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

(30,088

)

 

(30,088

)

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

197,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year

$

719,185

 

 

$

671,582

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,390,767

 

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years

(221,290

)

 

(49,262

)

 

(197

)

 

(270,749

)

Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total

$

497,895

 

 

$

622,320

 

 

$

(197

)

 

$

1,120,018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year

68.4

%

 

72.6

%

 

 

 

70.4

%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years

(21.0

)%

 

(5.3

)%

 

 

 

(13.7

)%

Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year

47.4

%

 

67.3

%

 

 

 

56.7

%

Underwriting expense ratio

27.7

%

 

34.5

%

 

 

 

30.9

%

Combined ratio

75.1

%

 

101.8

%

 

 

 

87.6

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written

(in thousands of United States Dollars)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

Twelve months ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Property Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catastrophe

$

44,824

 

 

$

108,937

 

 

$

1,595,472

 

 

$

1,349,324

 

Other property

200,177

 

 

90,981

 

 

835,513

 

 

411,602

 

Property segment gross premiums written

$

245,001

 

 

$

199,918

 

 

$

2,430,985

 

 

$

1,760,926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casualty and Specialty Segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General casualty (1)

$

197,338

 

 

$

75,797

 

 

$

807,901

 

 

$

453,097

 

Professional liability (2)

189,838

 

 

119,391

 

 

650,750

 

 

485,851

 

Financial lines (3)

126,983

 

 

102,167

 

 

457,000

 

 

352,902

 

Other (4)

146,319

 

 

50,482

 

 

461,114

 

 

257,651

 

Casualty and Specialty segment gross premiums written

$

660,478

 

 

$

347,837

 

 

$

2,376,765

 

 

$

1,549,501

 

(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

 

Twelve months ended

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Fixed maturity investments

$

85,937

 

 

$

60,189

 

 

$

318,503

 

 

$

211,973

 

Short term investments

11,552

 

 

11,231

 

 

56,264

 

 

33,571

 

Equity investments trading

1,539

 

 

1,383

 

 

4,808

 

 

4,474

 

Other investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private equity investments

6,815

 

 

(11,672

)

 

14,981

 

 

477

 

Other

8,833

 

 

(4,871

)

 

39,246

 

 

22,475

 

Cash and cash equivalents

1,875

 

 

1,102

 

 

7,676

 

 

3,810

 

 

116,551

 

 

57,362

 

 

441,478

 

 

276,780

 

Investment expenses

(3,856

)

 

(4,024

)

 

(17,645

)

 

(14,914

)

Net investment income

112,695

 

 

53,338

 

 

423,833

 

 

261,866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross realized gains

45,814

 

 

6,339

 

 

133,409

 

 

21,284

 

Gross realized losses

(8,380

)

 

(23,399

)

 

(43,149

)

 

(91,098

)

Net realized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments

37,434

 

 

(17,060

)

 

90,260

 

 

(69,814

)

Net unrealized (losses) gains on fixed maturity investments trading

(72,956

)

 

16,212

 

 

170,183

 

 

(57,310

)

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

(3,212

)

 

(8,021

)

 

58,891

 

 

(8,784

)

Net realized gains on equity investments trading

396

 

 

5,898

 

 

31,062

 

 

27,739

 

Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments trading

56,235

 

 

(85,683

)

 

64,087

 

 

(66,900

)

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

17,897

 

 

(88,654

)

 

414,483

 

 

(175,069

)

Total investment result

$

130,592

 

 

$

(35,316

)

 

$

838,316

 

 

$

86,797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total investment return - annualized

3.1

%

 

(1.2

)%

 

5.2

%

 

0.8

%

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 Income 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 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 TMR and the income tax expense or benefit associated with these exclusions to “net income (loss) available (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; certain transaction and integration expenses associated with the acquisition of TMR; and the associated income tax expense or benefit of these adjustments. The Company also uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” to calculate “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted” and “operating return on average common equity - annualized.” The following is a reconciliation of: (1) net income (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

 

Twelve months ended

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

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

December 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

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

$

33,773

 

 

$

(83,906

)

 

$

712,042

 

 

$

197,276

 

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

(18,188

)

 

88,987

 

 

(379,453

)

 

154,205

 

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

5,700

 

 

3,296

 

 

49,725

 

 

3,296

 

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

1,728

 

 

(3,580

)

 

20,597

 

 

(5,750

)

Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders

$

23,013

 

 

$

4,797

 

 

$

402,911

 

 

$

349,027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

$

0.77

 

 

$

(2.10

)

 

$

16.29

 

 

$

4.91

 

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

(0.42

)

 

2.22

 

 

(8.79

)

 

3.88

 

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

0.13

 

 

0.08

 

 

1.15

 

 

0.08

 

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

0.04

 

 

(0.09

)

 

0.48

 

 

(0.14

)

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

$

0.52

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

$

9.13

 

 

$

8.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average common equity - annualized

2.5

%

 

(7.8

)%

 

14.1

%

 

4.7

%

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

(1.3

)%

 

8.2

%

 

(7.5

)%

 

3.7

%

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

0.4

%

 

0.3

%

 

1.0

%

 

0.1

%

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) (2)

0.1

%

 

(0.3

)%

 

0.4

%

 

(0.1

)%

Operating return on average common equity - annualized

1.7

%

 

0.4

%

 

8.0

%

 

8.4

%

(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 loss (income) attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests in the Company's consolidated statement of operations. Comparative information for all prior periods has been updated to conform to the current methodology and presentation.

(2)

 

Adjustment for income tax expense (benefit) represents the income tax expense (benefit) associated with the adjustments to net income 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.

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 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

 

December 31,
2019

 

September 30,
2019

 

June 30,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

Book value per common share

$

120.53

 

 

$

120.07

 

 

$

119.17

 

 

$

111.05

 

 

$

104.13

 

Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1)

(6.50

)

 

(6.55

)

 

(6.60

)

 

(6.66

)

 

(6.28

)

Tangible book value per common share

114.03

 

 

113.52

 

 

112.57

 

 

104.39

 

 

97.85

 

Adjustment for accumulated dividends

20.68

 

 

20.34

 

 

20.00

 

 

19.66

 

 

19.32

 

Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends

$

134.71

 

 

$

133.86

 

 

$

132.57

 

 

$

124.05

 

 

$

117.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly change in book value per common share

0.4

%

 

0.8

%

 

7.3

%

 

6.6

%

 

(1.0

)%

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

0.7

%

 

1.1

%

 

8.2

%

 

7.0

%

 

(0.4

)%

Year to date change in book value per common share

15.7

%

 

15.3

%

 

14.4

%

 

6.6

%

 

4.4

%

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

17.9

%

 

17.1

%

 

15.7

%

 

7.0

%

 

6.4

%

(1)

 

At December 31, 2019, September 30, 2019, June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, goodwill and other intangibles included $24.9 million, $25.6 million, $26.3 million, $27.0 million and $27.7 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method.

 

Source: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.

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

MEDIA:
Keil Gunther
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
(441) 239-4932
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(212) 521-4800