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Kemper Reports Strong Third Quarter 2019 Operating Results

November 4, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 4, 2019--

Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) reported net income of $129.0 million, or $1.91 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $92.2 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. In the third quarter of 2019, net income included a $7.8 million after-tax gain, or $0.11 per diluted share, attributable to the change in fair value of equity and convertible securities. As adjusted for the acquisition of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (“as adjusted”) 1, net income was $135.6 million, or $2.01 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $131.7 million, or $2.01 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018.

Adjusted consolidated net operating income 1 was $130.0 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $104.5 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. These results increased primarily from the continued profitable growth in the Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance segment.

Highlights of the quarter include:

“Kemper had a great quarter, and thanks to the ongoing efforts of our committed team, our results demonstrate that our strategy and business model continue to perform well,” said Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., President and CEO. “We generated industry-leading organic growth while maintaining a strong margin and balance sheet. We continued to create shareholder value as demonstrated by strong increases in earned premiums, book value per share and tangible book value per share, as well as our underlying fundamentals including return on equity, earnings per share, and net operating income.”

1 Non-GAAP financial measure. All Non-GAAP financial measures are denoted with footnote 1 throughout this release. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for additional information.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

Net Income

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

92.2

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

$

183.6

 

Income from Continuing Operations

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

92.3

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

$

183.4

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

$

130.0

 

 

$

104.5

 

 

$

320.4

 

 

$

198.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of Catastrophe Losses and Related Loss Adjustment Expense (LAE) on Net Income

 

$

(11.6

)

 

$

(15.9

)

 

$

(48.2

)

 

$

(56.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Net Income Per Share From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

$

3.23

 

Income from Continuing Operations

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

$

3.23

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

1.59

 

 

$

4.81

 

 

$

3.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of Catastrophe Losses and Related LAE on Net Income Per Share

$

(0.17

)

$

(0.24

)

$

(0.73

)

$

(0.99

)

Capital

Total Shareholders’ Equity at the end of the quarter was $3,894.2 million, an increase of $844.1 million, or 28 percent, since year-end 2018 driven by net income, unrealized gains on the fixed maturity portfolio and proceeds from the issuance of stock partially offset by dividends paid to shareholders. Kemper ended the quarter with cash and investments at the holding company of $169.1 million, and the $400 million revolving credit agreement was undrawn.

During the third quarter of 2019, Kemper paid dividends of $16.7 million.

Kemper ended the quarter with a book value per share of $58.43, an increase of 24 percent from $47.10 at the end of 2018. Book value per share excluding net unrealized gains on fixed maturities 1 was $51.51, up 13 percent from $45.40 at the end of 2018, driven by net income partially offset by dividends paid to shareholders.

Revenues

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2019 increased $48.3 million, or 4 percent, to $1,243.8 million, compared to the third quarter of 2018, driven by $72.2 million of higher Specialty P&C earned premiums. Specialty P&C earned premiums increased primarily from higher policies in force. Net investment income decreased $0.3 million to $91.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. Net realized investment gains were $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $3.6 million last year. Other income decreased from $37.8 million to $7.2 million in the third quarter of 2019 due primarily to the recognition of a $35.7 million gain for the partial satisfaction of a final judgment against CSC in the third quarter of 2018.

Segment Results

Unless otherwise noted, (i) the segment results discussed below are presented on an after-tax basis, (ii) prior-year development includes both catastrophe and non-catastrophe losses and LAE, (iii) catastrophe losses and LAE exclude the impact of prior-year development, (iv) loss ratio includes loss and LAE, and (v) all comparisons are made to the prior year quarter unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

Segment Net Operating Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance

 

$

21.1

 

 

$

12.2

 

 

$

29.1

 

 

$

19.7

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance

 

78.5

 

 

21.5

 

 

220.8

 

 

67.3

 

Life & Health Insurance

 

33.4

 

 

27.1

 

 

69.8

 

 

77.9

 

Total Segment Net Operating Income

 

133.0

 

 

60.8

 

 

319.7

 

 

164.9

 

Corporate and Other Net Operating Income (Loss)

 

(3.0

)

 

43.7

 

 

0.7

 

 

33.6

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

130.0

 

 

104.5

 

 

320.4

 

 

198.5

 

Net Income (Loss) From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

7.8

 

 

8.7

 

 

78.8

 

 

9.6

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

1.4

 

 

2.8

 

 

30.9

 

 

7.9

 

Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earnings

 

(1.5

)

 

(1.4

)

 

(9.6

)

 

(1.8

)

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

 

(4.1

)

 

(22.3

)

 

(9.5

)

 

(30.8

)

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

(4.6

)

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

92.3

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

$

183.4

 

The Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance segment reported net operating income of $21.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $12.2 million in 2018. Improved results were primarily due to lower incurred catastrophe losses and LAE and the sale of the Company’s subrogation rights associated with California wildfires in 2017 and 2018, partially offset by higher underlying losses and LAE as a percentage of earned premiums. The Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance segment’s combined ratio decreased 10.9 percentage points to 92.4 percent, while the underlying combined ratio 1 increased 0.4 percent points to 94.9 percent in the third quarter of 2019, driven by a slight deterioration in the underlying loss ratio 1.

The Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance segment reported net operating income of $78.5 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $21.5 million in 2018. Results improved primarily from strong organic Personal Automobile growth and a reduction in amortization of purchase accounting adjustments compared to 2018. The segment’s underlying combined ratio 1 was 91.8 percent compared to 99.1 percent in the third quarter of 2018.

The Life & Health Insurance segment reported net operating income of $33.4 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $27.1 million in 2018. Results increased primarily from a decrease in policyholders’ benefits. The decrease in policyholders’ benefits and incurred losses reflected a release in accrued reserves.

Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 are presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

1,135.2

 

 

$

1,052.9

 

 

$

3,326.6

 

 

$

2,320.8

 

Net Investment Income

 

91.7

 

 

92.0

 

 

270.4

 

 

249.6

 

Other Income

 

7.2

 

 

37.8

 

 

31.8

 

 

40.2

 

Income from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

9.8

 

 

11.0

 

 

99.7

 

 

12.1

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

1.7

 

 

3.6

 

 

39.1

 

 

10.0

 

Other-than-temporary Impairment Losses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Other-than-temporary Impairment Losses

 

(1.8

)

 

(1.8

)

 

(12.0

)

 

(2.3

)

Portion of Losses Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earnings

 

(1.8

)

 

(1.8

)

 

(12.1

)

 

(2.3

)

Total Revenues

 

1,243.8

 

 

1,195.5

 

 

3,755.5

 

 

2,630.4

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policyholders’ Benefits and Incurred Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses

 

782.6

 

 

757.3

 

 

2,373.4

 

 

1,693.7

 

Insurance Expenses

 

256.0

 

 

296.0

 

 

754.3

 

 

627.3

 

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

5.8

 

 

 

 

5.8

 

 

 

Interest and Other Expenses

 

37.9

 

 

61.7

 

 

117.3

 

 

116.4

 

Total Expenses

 

1,082.3

 

 

1,115.0

 

 

3,250.8

 

 

2,437.4

 

Income from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes

 

161.5

 

 

80.5

 

 

504.7

 

 

193.0

 

Income Tax (Expense) Benefit

 

(32.5

)

 

11.8

 

 

(98.3

)

 

(9.6

)

Income from Continuing Operations

 

129.0

 

 

92.3

 

 

406.4

 

 

183.4

 

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

 

0.2

 

Net Income

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

92.2

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

$

183.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations Per Unrestricted Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

1.42

 

 

$

6.17

 

 

$

3.26

 

Diluted

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

$

3.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income Per Unrestricted Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

1.42

 

 

$

6.17

 

 

$

3.26

 

Diluted

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

$

3.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average Outstanding (Shares in Thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted Shares - Basic

 

66,622.4

 

 

64,580.4

 

 

65,621.8

 

 

55,925.7

 

Unrestricted Shares and Equivalent Shares - Diluted

 

67,207.7

 

 

65,349.5

 

 

66,341.2

 

 

56,495.5

 

Unaudited business segment revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 are presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Automobile

 

$

119.7

 

 

$

111.4

 

 

$

353.0

 

 

$

325.0

 

Homeowners

 

61.5

 

 

62.5

 

 

182.6

 

 

186.5

 

Other Personal

 

9.8

 

 

10.1

 

 

29.5

 

 

30.4

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

191.0

 

 

184.0

 

 

565.1

 

 

541.9

 

Net Investment Income

 

12.0

 

 

20.1

 

 

32.6

 

 

47.8

 

Total Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance Revenues

 

203.0

 

 

204.1

 

 

597.7

 

 

589.7

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Automobile

 

719.2

 

 

655.3

 

 

2,092.5

 

 

1,229.0

 

Commercial Automobile

 

64.2

 

 

55.9

 

 

186.2

 

 

80.6

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

783.4

 

 

711.2

 

 

2,278.7

 

 

1,309.6

 

Net Investment Income

 

28.8

 

 

20.7

 

 

79.2

 

 

40.8

 

Other Income

 

4.4

 

 

0.9

 

 

6.2

 

 

1.6

 

Total Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance Revenues

 

816.6

 

 

732.8

 

 

2,364.1

 

 

1,352.0

 

Life & Health Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life

 

96.2

 

 

95.2

 

 

289.0

 

 

284.3

 

Accident & Health

 

47.6

 

 

44.9

 

 

142.4

 

 

132.0

 

Property

 

17.0

 

 

17.6

 

 

51.4

 

 

53.0

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

160.8

 

 

157.7

 

 

482.8

 

 

469.3

 

Net Investment Income

 

49.7

 

 

51.0

 

 

154.4

 

 

159.2

 

Other Income

 

2.9

 

 

1.2

 

 

5.6

 

 

2.9

 

Total Life & Health Insurance Revenues

 

213.4

 

 

209.9

 

 

642.8

 

 

631.4

 

Total Segment Revenues

 

1,233.0

 

 

1,146.8

 

 

3,604.6

 

 

2,573.1

 

Income from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

9.8

 

 

11.0

 

 

99.7

 

 

12.1

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

1.7

 

 

3.6

 

 

39.1

 

 

10.0

 

Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earning

 

(1.8

)

 

(1.8

)

 

(12.1

)

 

(2.3

)

Other

 

1.1

 

 

35.9

 

 

24.2

 

 

37.5

 

Total Revenues

$

1,243.8

$

1,195.5

$

3,755.5

$

2,630.4

KEMPER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Dec 31,
2018

Assets:

 

 

 

Investments:

 

 

 

Fixed Maturities at Fair Value

$

6,883.6

 

 

$

6,424.2

 

Equity Securities at Fair Value

928.7

 

 

684.4

 

Equity Securities at Modified Cost

41.2

 

 

41.5

 

Equity Method Limited Liability Investments at Cost Plus Cumulative Undistributed Earnings

213.4

 

 

187.0

 

Convertible Securities at Fair Value

35.6

 

 

31.5

 

Short-term Investments at Cost which Approximates Fair Value

424.2

 

 

286.1

 

Other Investments

447.4

 

 

414.8

 

Total Investments

8,974.1

 

 

8,069.5

 

Cash

133.6

 

 

75.1

 

Receivables from Policyholders

1,139.8

 

 

1,007.1

 

Other Receivables

217.1

 

 

245.4

 

Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs

536.5

 

 

470.0

 

Goodwill

1,114.0

 

 

1,112.4

 

Current Income Tax Assets

44.1

 

 

38.9

 

Other Assets

660.7

 

 

526.5

 

Total Assets

$

12,819.9

 

 

$

11,544.9

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

Insurance Reserves:

 

 

 

Life & Health

$

3,566.2

 

 

$

3,558.7

 

Property & Casualty

1,941.6

 

 

1,874.9

 

Total Insurance Reserves

5,507.8

 

 

5,433.6

 

Unearned Premiums

1,574.9

 

 

1,424.3

 

Deferred Income Tax Liabilities

175.3

 

 

26.2

 

Liabilities for Unrecognized Tax Benefits

 

 

4.4

 

Collateralized Investment Borrowings at Cost

137.6

 

 

10.0

 

Debt at Amortized Cost

778.7

 

 

909.0

 

Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

751.4

 

 

687.3

 

Total Liabilities

8,925.7

 

 

8,494.8

 

Shareholders’ Equity:

 

 

 

Common Stock

6.7

 

 

6.5

 

Paid-in Capital

1,812.9

 

 

1,666.3

 

Retained Earnings

1,704.5

 

 

1,355.5

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

370.1

 

 

21.8

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

3,894.2

 

 

3,050.1

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

$

12,819.9

 

 

$

11,544.9

 

Unaudited selected financial information for the Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance segment follows.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

Net Premiums Written

 

$

189.6

 

 

$

195.6

 

 

$

566.7

 

 

$

564.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

191.0

 

 

$

184.0

 

 

$

565.1

 

 

$

541.9

 

Net Investment Income

 

12.0

 

 

20.1

 

 

32.6

 

 

47.8

 

Total Revenues

 

203.0

 

 

204.1

 

 

597.7

 

 

589.7

 

Incurred Losses and LAE related to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

121.7

 

 

116.6

 

 

361.6

 

 

338.6

 

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

11.9

 

 

18.3

 

 

51.1

 

 

65.9

 

Prior Years:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

(1.1

)

 

(1.9

)

 

(10.5

)

 

2.9

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

(15.4

)

 

(0.2

)

 

(15.3

)

 

(7.4

)

Total Incurred Losses and LAE

 

117.1

 

132.8

 

386.9

 

400.0

Insurance Expenses

 

59.4

 

57.2

 

174.6

 

167.7

Operating Income

 

26.5

 

14.1

 

36.2

 

22.0

Income Tax Expense

 

(5.4

)

 

(1.9

)

 

(7.1

)

 

(2.3

)

Segment Net Operating Income

 

$

21.1

 

 

$

12.2

 

 

$

29.1

 

 

$

19.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratios Based On Earned Premiums

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

63.8

%

 

63.4

%

 

64.1

%

 

62.5

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

6.2

 

9.9

 

9.0

 

12.2

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(0.6

)

 

(1.0

)

 

(1.9

)

 

0.5

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(8.1

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(2.7

)

 

(1.4

)

Total Incurred Loss and LAE Ratio

 

61.3

 

72.2

 

68.5

 

73.8

Insurance Expense Ratio

 

31.1

 

31.1

 

30.9

 

30.9

Combined Ratio

 

92.4

%

 

103.3

%

 

99.4

%

 

104.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

63.8

%

 

63.4

%

 

64.1

%

 

62.5

%

Insurance Expense Ratio

 

31.1

 

31.1

 

30.9

 

30.9

Underlying Combined Ratio 1

 

94.9

%

 

94.5

%

 

95.0

%

 

93.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measure Reconciliation

Combined Ratio

 

92.4

%

 

103.3

%

 

99.4

%

 

104.7

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

6.2

 

9.9

 

9.0

 

12.2

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(0.6

)

 

(1.0

)

 

(1.9

)

 

0.5

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(8.1

)

 

(0.1

)

 

(2.7

)

 

(1.4

)

Underlying Combined Ratio 1

 

94.9

%

 

94.5

%

 

95.0

%

 

93.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited selected financial information for the Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance segment follows.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

Net Premiums Written

 

$

815.0

 

 

$

735.4

 

 

$

2,428.8

 

 

$

1,392.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

783.4

 

 

$

711.2

 

 

$

2,278.7

 

 

$

1,309.6

 

Net Investment Income

 

28.8

 

 

20.7

 

 

79.2

 

 

40.8

 

Other Income

 

4.4

 

 

0.9

 

 

6.2

 

 

1.6

 

Total Revenues

 

816.6

 

 

732.8

 

 

2,364.1

 

 

1,352.0

 

Incurred Losses and LAE related to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

579.4

 

 

527.6

 

 

1,702.9

 

 

987.1

 

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

2.3

 

 

1.4

 

 

7.3

 

 

3.7

 

Prior Years:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

(4.1

)

 

(1.6

)

 

(31.0

)

 

2.0

 

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

 

0.2

 

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

(0.3

)

Total Incurred Losses and LAE

 

577.8

 

 

527.4

 

 

1,679.5

 

 

992.5

 

Insurance Expenses

 

139.2

 

 

176.8

 

 

404.9

 

 

273.7

 

Other Expenses

 

1.0

 

 

1.7

 

 

2.3

 

 

1.7

 

Operating Income

 

98.6

 

 

26.9

 

 

277.4

 

 

84.1

 

Income Tax Benefit

 

(20.1

)

 

(5.4

)

 

(56.6

)

 

(16.8

)

Segment Net Operating Income

 

$

78.5

 

 

$

21.5

 

 

$

220.8

 

 

$

67.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratios Based On Earned Premiums

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

74.0

%

 

74.2

%

 

74.8

%

 

75.3

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

0.3

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.3

 

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(0.5

)

 

(0.2

)

 

(1.4

)

 

0.2

 

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Incurred Loss and LAE Ratio

 

73.8

 

 

74.2

 

 

73.7

 

 

75.8

 

Insurance Expense Ratio

 

17.8

 

 

24.9

 

 

17.8

 

 

20.9

 

Combined Ratio

 

91.6

%

 

99.1

%

 

91.5

%

 

96.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

74.0

%

 

74.2

%

 

74.8

%

 

75.3

%

Insurance Expense Ratio

 

17.8

 

 

24.9

 

 

17.8

 

 

20.9

 

Underlying Combined Ratio 1

 

91.8

%

 

99.1

%

 

92.6

%

 

96.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measure Reconciliation

Combined Ratio

 

91.6

%

 

99.1

%

 

91.5

%

 

96.7

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

0.3

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.3

 

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

(0.5

)

 

(0.2

)

 

(1.4

)

 

0.2

 

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying Combined Ratio 1

 

91.8

%

 

99.1

%

 

92.6

%

 

96.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited selected financial information for the Life & Health Insurance segment follows.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

160.8

 

 

$

157.7

 

 

$

482.8

 

 

$

469.3

 

Net Investment Income

 

49.7

 

 

51.0

 

 

154.4

 

 

159.2

 

Other Income

 

2.9

 

 

1.2

 

 

5.6

 

 

2.9

 

Total Revenues

 

213.4

 

 

209.9

 

 

642.8

 

 

631.4

 

Policyholders’ Benefits and Incurred Losses and LAE

 

88.8

 

 

97.0

 

 

307.7

 

 

301.1

 

Insurance Expenses

 

83.6

 

 

79.4

 

 

248.7

 

 

232.7

 

Operating Profit

 

41.0

 

 

33.5

 

 

86.4

 

 

97.6

 

Income Tax Expense

 

(7.6

)

 

(6.4

)

 

(16.6

)

 

(19.7

)

Segment Net Operating Income

 

$

33.4

 

 

$

27.1

 

 

$

69.8

 

 

$

77.9

 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1 is an after-tax, non-GAAP financial measure computed by excluding from Income from Continuing Operations the after-tax impact of 1) loss from change in fair value of equity and convertible securities, 2) net realized gains on sales of investments, 3) net impairment losses recognized in earnings related to investments, 4) acquisition related transaction, integration and other costs, 5) loss from early extinguishment of debt and 6) significant non-recurring or infrequent items that may not be indicative of ongoing operations. Significant non-recurring items are excluded when (a) the nature of the charge or gain is such that it is reasonably unlikely to recur within two years and (b) there has been no similar charge or gain within the prior two years. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is Income from Continuing Operations.

Kemper believes that Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1 provides investors with a valuable measure of its ongoing performance because it reveals underlying operational performance trends that otherwise might be less apparent if the items were not excluded. Loss from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities, Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments and Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earnings related to investments included in the Company’s results may vary significantly between periods and are generally driven by business decisions and external economic developments such as capital market conditions that impact the values of the Company’s investments, the timing of which is unrelated to the insurance underwriting process. Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt is driven by the Company’s financing and refinancing decisions and capital needs, as well as external economic developments such as debt market conditions, the timing of which is unrelated to the insurance underwriting process. Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs may vary significantly between periods and are generally driven by the timing of acquisitions and business decisions which are unrelated to the insurance underwriting process. Significant non-recurring items are excluded because, by their nature, they are not indicative of the Company’s business or economic trends.

A reconciliation of Income from Continuing Operations to Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 is presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

Income from Continuing Operations

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

92.3

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

$

183.4

 

Less Net Income (Loss) From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

7.8

 

 

8.7

 

 

78.8

 

 

9.6

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

1.4

 

 

2.8

 

 

30.9

 

 

7.9

 

Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earnings

 

(1.5

)

 

(1.4

)

 

(9.6

)

 

(1.8

)

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

 

(4.1

)

 

(22.3

)

 

(9.5

)

 

(30.8

)

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

(4.6

)

 

 

 

(4.6

)

 

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

$

130.0

 

 

$

104.5

 

 

$

320.4

 

 

$

198.5

 

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share 1

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share 1 is a non-GAAP financial measure computed by dividing Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1 attributed to unrestricted shares by the weighted-average unrestricted shares and equivalent shares outstanding. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is Diluted Income from Continuing Operations Per Unrestricted Share.

A reconciliation of Diluted Income from Continuing Operations Per Unrestricted Share to Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share 1 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 is presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2018

Diluted Income from Continuing Operations Per Unrestricted Share

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

$

3.23

 

Less Net Income (Loss) Per Unrestricted Share From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

0.11

 

 

0.13

 

 

1.18

 

 

0.17

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

0.02

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.46

 

 

0.14

 

Net Impairment Losses Recognized in Earnings

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.02

)

 

(0.14

)

 

(0.03

)

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

 

(0.06

)

 

(0.34

)

 

(0.14

)

 

(0.54

)

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

(0.07

)

 

 

 

(0.07

)

 

 

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share 1

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

1.59

 

 

$

4.81

 

 

$

3.49

 

Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities1

Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities 1 is a ratio that uses a non-GAAP financial measure. It is calculated by dividing shareholders’ equity after excluding the after-tax impact of net unrealized gains on fixed income securities by total Common Shares Issued and Outstanding. Book Value Per Share is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Kemper uses the trends in book value per share, excluding the after-tax impact of net unrealized gains on fixed income securities, in conjunction with book value per share to identify and analyze the change in net worth attributable to management efforts between periods. Kemper believes the non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors because it eliminates the effect of items that can fluctuate significantly from period to period and are generally driven by economic developments, primarily capital market conditions, the magnitude and timing of which are not influenced by management. Kemper believes it enhances understanding and comparability of performance by highlighting underlying business activity and profitability drivers.

A reconciliation of the numerator used in the computation of Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities 1 and Book Value Per Share at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018 is presented below.

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Dec 31,
2018

Shareholders’ Equity

 

$

3,894.2

 

 

$

3,050.1

 

Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities

 

461.3

 

 

110.4

 

Shareholders’ Equity Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities 1

 

$

3,432.9

 

 

$

2,939.7

 

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Underlying Combined Ratio 1 is a non-GAAP financial measure that is computed by adding the current year non-catastrophe losses and LAE ratio with the insurance expense ratio. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is the combined ratio, which is computed by adding total incurred losses and LAE, including the impact of catastrophe losses and loss and LAE reserve development from prior years, with the insurance expense ratio. Kemper believes the underlying combined ratio is useful to investors and is used by management to reveal the trends in Kemper’s property and casualty insurance businesses that may be obscured by catastrophe losses and prior-year reserve development. These catastrophe losses may cause loss trends to vary significantly between periods as a result of their incidence of occurrence and magnitude, and can have a significant impact on incurred losses and LAE and the combined ratio. Prior-year reserve development is caused by unexpected loss development on historical reserves. Because reserve development relates to the re-estimation of losses from earlier periods, it has no bearing on the performance of the company’s insurance products in the current period. Kemper believes it is useful for investors to evaluate these components separately and in the aggregate when reviewing its underwriting performance. The underlying combined ratio 1 should not be considered a substitute for the combined ratio and does not reflect the overall underwriting profitability of our business.

As Adjusted for Acquisition1

As Adjusted for Acquisition 1 amounts are non-GAAP financial measures. For three months ended September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, as adjusted amounts are computed by subtracting the impact of purchase accounting adjustments from the comparable consolidated GAAP financial measure reported by Kemper. The Company believes computing and presenting results on an adjusted basis are useful to investors and are used by management to provide meaningful and comparable year-over-year comparisons.

A reconciliation of the As Adjusted for Acquisition 1 non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to the comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months ended September 30, 2019 is presented below.

(Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

Kemper
Consolidated
GAAP
Financial
Measure

 

Less Impact
of Purchase
Accounting
Adjustments

 

As Adjusted
for
Acquisition 1

Net Income

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

(6.6

)

 

$

135.6

 

Net Income Per Share - Diluted

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

(0.10

)

 

$

2.01

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

783.4

 

 

$

 

 

$

783.4

 

Segment Net Operating Income

 

$

78.5

 

 

$

(6.4

)

 

$

84.9

 

A reconciliation of the As Adjusted for Acquisition 1 non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to the comparable GAAP financial measure for the three months ended September 30, 2018 is presented below.

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

 

Kemper
Consolidated
GAAP
Financial
Measure

 

Less Impact
of Purchase
Accounting
Adjustments

 

As Adjusted
for
Acquisition 1

Net Income

 

$

92.2

 

 

$

(39.5

)

 

$

131.7

 

Net Income Per Share - Diluted

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

(0.61

)

 

$

2.01

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance Segment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

711.2

 

 

$

 

 

$

711.2

 

Segment Net Operating Income

 

$

21.5

 

 

$

39.7

 

 

$

61.2

 

Conference Call

Kemper will discuss its third quarter 2019 results in a conference call on Monday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern (3:30 p.m. Central) Time. Kemper’s conference call will be accessible via the internet and by telephone. The phone number for Kemper’s conference call is 844.826.3041. To listen via webcast, register online at the investor section of kemper.com at least 15 minutes prior to the webcast to download and install any necessary software.

A replay of the call will be available online at the investor section of kemper.com.

More detailed financial information can be found in Kemper’s Investor Financial Supplement and Earnings Call Presentation for the third quarter of 2019, which is available at the investor section of kemper.com.

About Kemper

The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation’s leading specialized insurers. With over $12 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by providing affordable and easy-to-use personalized solutions to individuals, families and businesses through its Auto, Personal Insurance, Life and Health brands. Kemper serves over 6.4 million policies, is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers, and has over 8,400 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.

Learn more about Kemper.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release may contain or incorporate by reference information that includes or is based on forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give expectations or forecasts of future events, and can be identified by the fact that they relate to future actions, performance or results rather than strictly to historical or current facts.

Any or all forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong, and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and are not guarantees of future performance. Among the general factors that could cause actual results and financial condition to differ materially from estimated results and financial condition are the possibility that the anticipated benefits and synergies from an acquisition may not be fully realized to the extent or within the time frame previously expected and other factors listed in periodic reports filed by Kemper with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). No assurances can be given that the results and financial condition contemplated in any forward-looking statements will be achieved or will be achieved in any particular timetable. Kemper assumes no obligation to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statements as a result of events or developments subsequent to the date of this press release. The reader is advised, however, to consult any further disclosures Kemper makes on related subjects in its filings with the SEC.

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