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Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

July 24, 2019

RENO, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2019--

Employers Holdings, Inc. (“EHI” or the “Company”) (NYSE:EIG) today reported the following for the second quarter of 2019: (i) net income of $40.7 million ($1.25 per diluted share); (ii) net income before the impact of the LPT of $35.0 million ($1.08 per diluted share); and (iii) adjusted net income of $29.2 million ($0.90 per diluted share).

The Company’s adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2019 decreased $2.0 million year-over-year. This decrease primarily reflects the after-tax impact of the following items: (i) $21.1 million of underwriting income versus $25.6 million a year ago, partially offset by; (ii) $21.4 million of net investment income versus $20.3 million a year ago.

The Company’s net income and net income before the impact of the LPT for the second quarter of 2019 decreased by $1.8 million and $0.6 million, respectively, year-over-year. These second quarter 2019 net income measures were each impacted by the after-tax impact of the items previously mentioned, but also benefitted from a $1.3 million after-tax increase in net investment gains relating to the Company’s investments.

The Company’s book value per share of $35.15, book value per share including the Deferred Gain of $39.59, and adjusted book value per share of $37.92 increased by 14.5%, 12.3%, and 6.4% during the first six months of 2019, respectively, each computed after taking into account dividends declared. Book value per share and book value per share including the Deferred Gain at June 30, 2019 were each favorably impacted by $67.0 million of net after tax unrealized gains from the Company’s portfolio of fixed maturity securities.

Chief Executive Officer Douglas Dirks commented on the results: “Our second quarter and year-to-date results were very strong. During the quarter, we delivered a 9.7% annualized return on adjusted equity while continuing to execute well on our plan of aggressive development and implementation of digital IT initiatives and capabilities that will benefit and support our agency force as well as our direct (Cerity) customers.

Over the past several quarters, including the current period, we have experienced favorable loss reserve development throughout nearly every prior accident year which is due, in part, to our enhanced claims analytics capabilities as well as a continuation of our accelerated claims settlement initiatives.”

Summary ofSecond Quarter 2019 Operating Results
(All comparisons vs. second quarter 2018, unless noted otherwise).

Gross premiums written were $176.6 million, a decrease of 5%. The decrease was due primarily to a period-over-period reduction in average premium rate. Net earned premiums were $175.5 million, a decrease of 1% year-over-year.

The loss and LAE ratio before the impact of the LPT of 52.7% decreased 0.5 percentage points reflecting continued observed favorable paid loss trends. During the quarter, the Company increased its year-to-date current accident year loss and LAE ratio on its voluntary business to 65.5% (versus 64.5% in the first quarter, and 62.5% a year ago) and recognized $24.0 million of favorable prior year loss reserve development (versus $16.5 million of favorable prior year loss reserve development a year ago).

The commission expense ratio of 13.5% decreased 0.3 percentage points, primarily as a result of a decrease in projected 2019 agency incentive commissions.

The underwriting and other operating expense ratio of 25.0% increased 2.5 percentage points. Expenses associated with our aggressive development and implementation of new digital technologies and capabilities were the primary contributors to the increase.

Net investment income of $21.4 million increased 5%, primarily as a result of the Company’s strong operating cash flows, as well as a higher pre-tax book yield on the investment portfolio.

Income tax expense was $9.0 million (an 18.1% effective rate) versus $8.8 million (a 17.2% effective rate). The increase in the effective rate is due primarily to having a higher proportion of fully taxable income in the current quarter than a year ago.

Share Repurchases, Third Quarter Dividend Declaration and Pending Acquisition

During the second quarter of 2019, the Company repurchased 372,290 shares of its common stock at an average price of $41.05 per share.

On July 24, 2019, the Board of Directors also declared a third quarter 2019 dividend of $0.22 per share. The dividend is payable on August 21, 2019 to stockholders of record as of August 7, 2019.

On June 7, 2019, the Company received approval from the Department of Financial Services of the State of New York to acquire PartnerRe Insurance Company of New York (PRNY) from Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. The Company expects to close the transaction on July 31, 2019. The purchase price will be the sum of: (i) PRNY’s statutory capital and surplus at closing (which is currently estimated to be approximately $47.0 million); and (ii) $5.8 million. The Company intends to rename PRNY to be “Cerity Insurance Company” post-closing.

Conference Call and Webcast, Reports Filed with The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and Supplemental Materials

The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the Financial Supplement that is attached to this press release and is available on our website.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to GAAP

Within this earnings release we present various financial measures, some of which are a “non-GAAP financial measure” as defined in Regulation G pursuant to Section 401 of the Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002. A description of these non-GAAP financial measures, as well as a reconciliation of such non-GAAP measures to the Company’s most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in the attached Financial Supplement. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are meaningful to the Company’s investors, analysts and other interested parties who benefit from having an objective and consistent basis for comparison with other companies within our industry. These non-GAAP measures are not a substitute for GAAP measures and investors should be careful when comparing the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Other companies may calculate these measures differently, and, therefore, these measures may not be comparable.

The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The conference call will be available via a live web cast on the Company’s web site at www.employers.com. An archived version will be available several hours after the call. The conference call replay number is (404) 537-3406 or (855) 859-2056 with a pass code of 2873686.

The Company provides its filings with the SEC and its investor presentations on its website at www.employers.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

In this press release, the Company and its management discuss and make statements based on currently available information regarding their intentions, beliefs, current expectations, and projections of, among other things, the Company’s future performance, business growth, retention rates, loss costs, claim trends and the impact of key business initiatives, future technologies and planned investments. Certain of these statements may constitute “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and are often identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “target,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” ” pro forma,” “seek,” “likely,” or “continue,” or other comparable terminology and their negatives. EHI and its management caution investors that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Risks and uncertainties are inherent in EHI’s future performance. Factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among other things, those discussed or identified from time to time in EHI’s public filings with the SEC, including the risks detailed in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

The SEC filings for EHI can be accessed through the “Investors” link on the Company’s website, www.employers.com, or through the SEC’s EDGAR Database at www.sec.gov (EHI EDGAR CIK No. 0001379041).

About Employers Holdings, Inc.

Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EIG) is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers’ compensation insurance and services focused on select small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Insurance is offered by Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, and Employers Assurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found at: www.employers.com.

Copyright © 2019 EMPLOYERS. All rights reserved.

EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist ® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc. Insurance is offered through Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company. Not all insurers do business in all jurisdictions.

Employers Holdings, Inc.
Second Quarter 2019
Financial Supplement

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Table of Contents

Page

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Consolidated Financial Highlights

 

 

 

2

 

Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

3

 

Summary Consolidated Income Statements

 

 

 

4

 

Return on Equity

 

 

 

5

 

Combined Ratios

 

 

 

6

 

Roll-forward of Unpaid Losses and LAE

 

 

 

7

 

Consolidated Investment Portfolio

 

 

 

8

 

Book Value Per Share

 

 

 

9

 

Earnings Per Share

 

 

 

10

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

MPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Consolidated Financial Highlights (unaudited)
$ in millions, except per share amounts

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% change

 

2019

 

2018

 

% change

Selected financial highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross premiums written

 

$

176.6

 

 

$

186.4

 

 

(5

)%

 

$

386.6

 

 

$

398.0

 

 

(3

)%

Net premiums written

 

175.2

 

 

185.0

 

 

(5

)

 

383.9

 

 

395.2

 

 

(3

)

Net premiums earned

 

175.5

 

 

178.0

 

 

(1

)

 

350.3

 

 

354.6

 

 

(1

)

Net investment income

 

21.4

 

 

20.3

 

 

5

 

 

43.2

 

 

39.7

 

 

9

 

Underwriting income (1)

 

21.1

 

 

25.6

 

 

(18

)

 

37.9

 

 

44.0

 

 

(14

)

Net income before impact of the LPT (1)

 

35.0

 

 

35.6

 

 

(2

)

 

84.4

 

 

58.6

 

 

44

 

Adjusted net income (1)

 

29.2

 

 

31.2

 

 

(6

)

 

60.1

 

 

60.6

 

 

(1

)

Net income

 

40.7

 

 

42.5

 

 

(4

)

 

92.6

 

 

68.1

 

 

36

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

 

70.4

 

 

31.2

 

 

126

 

 

159.6

 

 

21.4

 

 

646

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,954.3

 

 

3,868.5

 

 

2

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,121.5

 

 

956.5

 

 

17

 

Stockholders' equity including the Deferred Gain (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,263.2

 

 

1,111.2

 

 

14

 

Adjusted stockholders' equity (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,209.9

 

 

1,124.5

 

 

8

 

Annualized adjusted return on stockholders' equity (3)

 

9.7

%

 

11.3

%

 

(14

)%

 

10.1

%

 

11.4

%

 

(11

)%

Amounts per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share

 

$

0.22

 

 

$

0.20

 

 

10

%

 

$

0.44

 

 

$

0.40

 

 

10

%

Earnings per diluted share (4)

 

1.25

 

 

1.28

 

 

(2

)

 

2.84

 

 

2.05

 

 

39

 

Earnings per diluted share before impact of the LPT (4)

 

1.08

 

 

1.07

 

 

1

 

 

2.59

 

 

1.76

 

 

47

 

Adjusted earnings per diluted share (4)

 

0.90

 

 

0.94

 

 

(4

)

 

1.84

 

 

1.82

 

 

1

 

Book value per share (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.15

 

 

29.20

 

 

20

 

Book value per share including the Deferred Gain (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39.59

 

 

33.92

 

 

17

 

Adjusted book value per share (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37.92

 

 

34.33

 

 

10

 

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT: (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss and loss adjustment expense ratio:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current year

 

66.2

%

 

62.5

%

 

 

 

65.5

%

 

62.5

%

 

 

Prior year

 

(13.5

)

 

(9.3

)

 

 

 

(13.1

)

 

(8.2

)

 

 

Loss and loss adjustment expense ratio

 

52.7

%

 

53.2

%

 

 

 

52.4

%

 

54.3

%

 

 

Commission expense ratio

 

13.5

 

 

13.8

 

 

 

 

13.1

 

 

13.6

 

 

 

Underwriting and other operating expenses ratio

 

25.0

 

 

22.5

 

 

 

 

26.1

 

 

22.3

 

 

 

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT

 

91.2

%

 

89.5

%

 

 

 

91.5

%

 

90.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 3 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(2) See Page 8 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(3) See Page 4 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(4) See Page 9 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(5) See Page 5 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
$ in millions, except per share amounts

 

 

June 30,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Investments, cash and cash equivalents

 

$

2,871.3

 

 

$

2,829.7

 

Accrued investment income

 

16.9

 

 

18.0

 

Premiums receivable, net

 

342.7

 

 

333.1

 

Reinsurance recoverable on paid and unpaid losses and LAE

 

490.7

 

 

511.1

 

Deferred policy acquisition costs

 

52.3

 

 

48.2

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

2.2

 

 

26.9

 

Contingent commission receivable—LPT Agreement

 

32.2

 

 

32.0

 

Other assets

 

146.0

 

 

120.2

 

Total assets

 

$

3,954.3

 

 

$

3,919.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Unpaid losses and LAE

 

$

2,161.8

 

 

$

2,207.9

 

Unearned premiums

 

370.1

 

 

336.3

 

Commissions and premium taxes payable

 

55.0

 

 

57.3

 

Deferred Gain

 

141.7

 

 

149.6

 

Notes payable

 

 

 

20.0

 

Other liabilities

 

104.2

 

 

129.9

 

Total liabilities

 

$

2,832.8

 

 

$

2,901.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Common stock and additional paid-in capital

 

$

390.4

 

 

$

389.4

 

Retained earnings

 

1,108.7

 

 

1,030.7

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net

 

53.3

 

 

(13.7

)

Treasury stock, at cost

 

(430.9

)

 

(388.2

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

1,121.5

 

 

1,018.2

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

3,954.3

 

 

$

3,919.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity including the Deferred Gain (1)

 

$

1,263.2

 

 

$

1,167.8

 

Adjusted stockholders' equity (1)

 

1,209.9

 

 

1,181.5

 

Book value per share (1)

 

$

35.15

 

 

$

31.08

 

Book value per share including the Deferred Gain (1)

 

39.59

 

 

35.64

 

Adjusted book value per share (1)

 

37.92

 

 

36.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 8 for calculations and Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Summary Consolidated Income Statements (unaudited)
$ in millions

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Underwriting revenues:

 

 

 

Gross premiums written

$

176.6

 

 

$

186.4

 

 

$

386.6

 

 

$

398.0

 

Premiums ceded

(1.4

)

 

(1.4

)

 

(2.7

)

 

(2.8

)

Net premiums written

175.2

 

 

185.0

 

 

383.9

 

 

395.2

 

Net premiums earned

175.5

 

 

178.0

 

 

350.3

 

 

354.6

 

Underwriting expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losses and LAE incurred

(86.8

)

 

(87.8

)

 

(175.3

)

 

(183.2

)

Commission expense

(23.8

)

 

(24.5

)

 

(45.8

)

 

(48.2

)

Underwriting and other operating expenses

(43.8

)

 

(40.1

)

 

(91.3

)

 

(79.2

)

Underwriting income

21.1

 

 

25.6

 

 

37.9

 

 

44.0

 

Net investment income

21.4

 

 

20.3

 

 

43.2

 

 

39.7

 

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments (1)

7.4

 

 

5.7

 

 

30.7

 

 

(2.4

)

Other income

 

 

0.1

 

 

0.4

 

 

0.1

 

Interest and financing expenses

(0.2

)

 

(0.4

)

 

(0.6

)

 

(0.7

)

Income tax expense

(9.0

)

 

(8.8

)

 

(19.0

)

 

(12.6

)

Net income

40.7

 

 

42.5

 

 

92.6

 

 

68.1

 

Unrealized AFS investment gains (losses) arising during the period, net of tax (2)

29.9

 

 

(11.3

)

 

67.7

 

 

(47.1

)

Reclassification adjustment for realized AFS investment (gains) losses in net income, net of tax (2)

(0.2

)

 

 

 

(0.7

)

 

0.4

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

70.4

 

 

$

31.2

 

 

$

159.6

 

 

$

21.4

 

Net Income

$

40.7

 

 

$

42.5

 

 

$

92.6

 

 

$

68.1

 

Amortization of the Deferred Gain - losses

(3.2

)

 

(3.6

)

 

(5.2

)

 

(5.7

)

Amortization of the Deferred Gain - contingent commission

(0.5

)

 

(0.6

)

 

(1.0

)

 

(1.1

)

LPT reserve adjustment

(1.8

)

 

(2.2

)

 

(1.8

)

 

(2.2

)

LPT contingent commission adjustments

(0.2

)

 

(0.5

)

 

(0.2

)

 

(0.5

)

Net income before impact of the LPT Agreement (3)

35.0

 

 

35.6

 

 

84.4

 

 

58.6

 

Net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments

(7.4

)

 

(5.7

)

 

(30.7

)

 

2.4

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

Income tax expense (benefit) related to items excluded from Net income

1.6

 

 

1.2

 

 

6.4

 

 

(0.5

)

Adjusted net income (3)

$

29.2

 

 

$

31.2

 

 

$

60.1

 

 

$

60.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities of $6.8 million and $3.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $28.0 million and $(9.4) million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

(2) AFS = Available for Sale securities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3) See Page 10 regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Return on Equity (unaudited)
$ in millions

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

A

$

40.7

 

 

$

42.5

 

 

$

92.6

 

 

$

68.1

 

Impact of the LPT Agreement

 

(5.7

)

 

(6.9

)

 

(8.2

)

 

(9.5

)

Net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments

 

(7.4

)

 

(5.7

)

 

(30.7

)

 

2.4

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

Income tax expense (benefit) related to items excluded from Net income

 

1.6

 

 

1.2

 

 

6.4

 

 

(0.5

)

Adjusted net income (1)

B

29.2

 

 

31.2

 

 

60.1

 

 

60.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity - end of period

 

$

1,121.5

 

 

$

956.5

 

 

$

1,121.5

 

 

$

956.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity - beginning of period

 

1,071.7

 

 

930.3

 

 

1,018.2

 

 

947.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average stockholders' equity

C

1,096.6

 

 

943.4

 

 

1,069.9

 

 

952.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity - end of period

 

$

1,121.5

 

 

$

956.5

 

 

$

1,121.5

 

 

$

956.5

 

Deferred Gain - end of period

 

141.7

 

 

154.7

 

 

141.7

 

 

154.7

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss (income) - end of period

 

(67.5

)

 

16.8

 

 

(67.5

)

 

16.8

 

Income taxes related to accumulated other comprehensive gains and losses - end of period

 

14.2

 

 

(3.5

)

 

14.2

 

 

(3.5

)

Adjusted stockholders' equity - end of period

 

1,209.9

 

 

1,124.5

 

 

1,209.9

 

 

1,124.5

 

Adjusted stockholders' equity - beginning of period

 

1,195.2

 

 

1,093.3

 

 

1,181.5

 

 

1,003.9

 

Average adjusted stockholders' equity (1)

D

1,202.6

 

 

1,108.9

 

 

1,195.7

 

 

1,064.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on stockholders' equity

A / C

3.7

%

 

4.5

%

 

8.7

%

 

7.2

%

Annualized return on stockholders' equity

 

14.8

 

 

18.0

 

 

17.3

 

 

14.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted return on stockholders' equity (1)

B / D

2.4

%

 

2.8

%

 

5.0

%

 

5.7

%

Annualized adjusted return on stockholders' equity (1)

 

9.7

 

 

11.3

 

 

10.1

 

 

11.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Combined Ratios (unaudited)
$ in millions

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net premiums earned

A

$

175.5

 

 

$

178.0

 

 

$

350.3

 

 

$

354.6

 

Losses and LAE incurred

B

86.8

 

 

87.8

 

 

175.3

 

 

183.2

 

Amortization of the Deferred Gain - losses

 

3.2

 

 

3.6

 

 

5.2

 

 

5.7

 

Amortization of the Deferred Gain - contingent commission

 

0.5

 

 

0.6

 

 

1.0

 

 

1.1

 

LPT reserve adjustment

 

1.8

 

 

2.2

 

 

1.8

 

 

2.2

 

LPT contingent commission adjustments

 

0.2

 

 

0.5

 

 

0.2

 

 

0.5

 

Losses and LAE before impact of the LPT (1)

C

92.5

 

 

94.7

 

 

183.5

 

 

192.7

 

Prior accident year favorable loss reserve development

 

(23.7

)

 

(16.5

)

 

(45.9

)

 

(28.9

)

Losses and LAE before impact of the LPT - current accident year

D

$

116.2

 

 

$

111.2

 

 

$

229.4

 

 

$

221.6

 

Commission expense

E

$

23.8

 

 

$

24.5

 

 

$

45.8

 

 

$

48.2

 

Underwriting and other operating expenses

F

43.8

 

 

40.1

 

 

91.3

 

 

79.2

 

Combined ratio:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss and LAE ratio

B/A

49.5

%

 

49.3

%

 

50.0

%

 

51.7

%

Commission expense ratio

E/A

13.5

 

 

13.8

 

 

13.1

 

 

13.6

 

Underwriting and other operating expenses ratio

F/A

25.0

 

 

22.5

 

 

26.1

 

 

22.3

 

Combined ratio

 

88.0

%

 

85.6

%

 

89.2

%

 

87.6

%

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT: (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss and LAE ratio before impact of the LPT

C/A

52.7

%

 

53.2

%

 

52.4

%

 

54.3

%

Commission expense ratio

E/A

13.5

 

 

13.8

 

 

13.1

 

 

13.6

 

Underwriting and other operating expenses ratio

F/A

25.0

 

 

22.5

 

 

26.1

 

 

22.3

 

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT

 

91.2

%

 

89.5

%

 

91.5

%

 

90.3

%

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT: current accident year (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss and LAE ratio before impact of the LPT

D/A

66.2

%

 

62.5

%

 

65.5

%

 

62.5

%

Commission expense ratio

E/A

13.5

 

 

13.8

 

 

13.1

 

 

13.6

 

Underwriting and other operating expenses ratio

F/A

25.0

 

 

22.5

 

 

26.1

 

 

22.3

 

Combined ratio before impact of the LPT: current accident year

 

104.7

%

 

98.8

%

 

104.6

%

 

98.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Roll-forward of Unpaid Losses and LAE (unaudited)
$ in millions

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid losses and LAE at beginning of period

 

$

2,189.3

 

 

$

2,258.1

 

 

$

2,207.9

 

 

$

2,266.1

 

Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses and LAE

 

498.7

 

 

531.1

 

 

504.4

 

 

537.0

 

Net unpaid losses and LAE at beginning of period

 

1,690.6

 

 

1,727.0

 

 

1,703.5

 

 

1,729.1

 

Losses and LAE incurred:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current year losses

 

116.1

 

 

111.2

 

 

229.4

 

 

221.6

 

Prior year losses on voluntary business

 

(24.0

)

 

(16.5

)

 

(46.0

)

 

(28.5

)

Prior year losses on involuntary business

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

(0.4

)

Total losses incurred

 

92.4

 

 

94.7

 

 

183.5

 

 

192.7

 

Losses and LAE paid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current year losses

 

23.2

 

 

20.0

 

 

30.6

 

 

25.9

 

Prior year losses

 

82.2

 

 

86.3

 

 

178.8

 

 

180.5

 

Total paid losses

 

105.4

 

 

106.3

 

 

209.4

 

 

206.4

 

Net unpaid losses and LAE at end of period

 

1,677.6

 

 

1,715.4

 

 

1,677.6

 

 

1,715.4

 

Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses and LAE

 

484.2

 

 

512.5

 

 

484.2

 

 

512.5

 

Unpaid losses and LAE at end of period

 

$

2,161.8

 

 

$

2,227.9

 

 

$

2,161.8

 

 

$

2,227.9

 

Total losses and LAE shown in the above table exclude amortization of the Deferred Gain, LPT Reserve Adjustments, and LPT Contingent Commission Adjustments which totaled $5.7 million and $6.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and $8.2 million and $9.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Consolidated Investment Portfolio (unaudited)
$ in millions

 

 

June 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

Investment Positions:

 

Cost or Amortized

Cost

 

Net Unrealized Gain (Loss)

 

Fair Value

 

%

 

Fair Value

 

%

Fixed maturity securities

 

$

2,450.2

 

 

$

67.5

 

 

$

2,517.7

 

 

88

%

 

$

2,496.4

 

 

88

%

Equity securities

 

149.8

 

 

96.0

 

 

245.8

 

 

9

 

 

206.3

 

 

7

 

Short-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.0

 

 

1

 

Other invested assets

 

2.0

 

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

105.5

 

 

 

 

105.5

 

 

4

 

 

101.4

 

 

4

 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

0.6

 

 

 

Total investments and cash

 

$

2,707.8

 

 

$

163.5

 

 

$

2,871.3

 

 

100

%

 

$

2,829.7

 

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout of Fixed Maturity Securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Treasuries and agencies

 

$

102.8

 

 

$

2.0

 

 

$

104.8

 

 

4

%

 

$

117.8

 

 

5

%

States and municipalities

 

478.8

 

 

26.6

 

 

505.4

 

 

20

 

 

528.0

 

 

21

 

Corporate securities

 

1,066.6

 

 

31.9

 

 

1,098.5

 

 

44

 

 

1,090.4

 

 

44

 

Mortgage-backed securities

 

560.1

 

 

6.6

 

 

566.7

 

 

23

 

 

545.8

 

 

22

 

Asset-backed securities

 

64.4

 

 

1.0

 

 

65.4

 

 

3

 

 

64.5

 

 

3

 

Bank loans

 

177.5

 

 

(0.6

)

 

176.9

 

 

7

 

 

149.9

 

 

6

 

Total fixed maturity securities

 

$

2,450.2

 

 

$

67.5

 

 

$

2,517.7

 

 

100

%

 

$

2,496.4

 

 

100

%

 

Weighted average book yield

3.5%

3.4%

 

Average credit quality (S&P)

AA-

AA-

 

Duration

3.7

4.1

 

 

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Book Value Per Share (unaudited)
$ in millions, except per share amounts

 

 

June 30,
2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

June 30,
2018

 

December 31, 2017

Numerators:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

A

$

1,121.5

 

 

$

1,018.2

 

 

$

956.5

 

 

$

947.7

 

Plus: Deferred Gain

 

141.7

 

 

149.6

 

 

154.7

 

 

163.6

 

Stockholders' equity including the Deferred Gain (1)

B

1,263.2

 

 

1,167.8

 

 

1,111.2

 

 

1,111.3

 

Accumulated other comprehensive (income) loss

 

(67.5

)

 

17.3

 

 

16.8

 

 

(136.0

)

Income taxes related to accumulated other comprehensive gains and losses

 

14.2

 

 

(3.6

)

 

(3.5

)

 

28.6

 

Adjusted stockholders' equity (1)

C

$

1,209.9

 

 

$

1,181.5

 

 

$

1,124.5

 

 

$

1,003.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator (shares outstanding)

D

31,904,916

 

 

32,765,792

 

 

32,759,575

 

 

32,597,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per share (1)

A / D

$

35.15

 

 

$

31.08

 

 

$

29.20

 

 

$

29.07

 

Book value per share including the Deferred Gain (1)

B / D

39.59

 

 

35.64

 

 

33.92

 

 

34.09

 

Adjusted book value per share (1)

C / D

37.92

 

 

36.06

 

 

34.33

 

 

30.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YTD Change in: (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value per share

 

14.5

%

 

 

 

1.8

%

 

 

Book value per share including the Deferred Gain

 

12.3

 

 

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

Adjusted book value per share

 

6.4

 

 

 

 

12.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

(2) Reflects the change in book value per share after taking into account dividends declared of $0.44 and $0.40 for the six months ended June 30, 2019, and 2018, respectively. .

 

EMPLOYERS HOLDINGS, INC.
Earnings Per Share (unaudited)
$ in millions, except per share amounts

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Numerators:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

A

$

40.7

 

 

$

42.5

 

 

$

92.6

 

 

$

68.1

 

Impact of the LPT Agreement

 

(5.7

)

 

(6.9

)

 

(8.2

)

 

(9.5

)

Net income before impact of the LPT (1)

B

35.0

 

 

35.6

 

 

84.4

 

 

58.6

 

Net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments

 

(7.4

)

 

(5.7

)

 

(30.7

)

 

2.4

 

Amortization of intangibles

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

Income tax expense (benefit) related to items excluded from Net income

 

1.6

 

 

1.2

 

 

6.4

 

 

(0.5

)

Adjusted net income (1)

C

$

29.2

 

 

$

31.2

 

 

$

60.1

 

 

$

60.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominators:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average common shares outstanding (basic)

D

32,077,698

 

 

32,880,023

 

 

32,197,523

 

 

32,843,448

 

Average common shares outstanding (diluted)

E

32,450,628

 

 

33,222,706

 

 

32,639,885

 

 

33,259,759

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

A / D

$

1.27

 

 

$

1.29

 

 

$

2.88

 

 

$

2.07

 

Diluted

A / E

1.25

 

 

1.28

 

 

2.84

 

 

2.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share before impact of the LPT: (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

B / D

$

1.09

 

 

$

1.08

 

 

$

2.62

 

 

$

1.78

 

Diluted

B / E

1.08

 

 

1.07

 

 

2.59

 

 

1.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share: (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

C / D

$

0.91

 

 

$

0.95

 

 

$

1.87

 

 

$

1.85

 

Diluted

C / E

0.90

 

 

0.94

 

 

1.84

 

 

1.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See Page 10 for information regarding our use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.

 

 

Glossary of Financial Measures

Within this earnings release we present the following measures, each of which are “non-GAAP financial measures.” A reconciliation of these measures to the Company’s most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included herein. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are important to the Company’s investors, analysts and other interested parties who benefit from having an objective and consistent basis for comparison with other companies within our industry. Management further believes that these measures are more relevant than comparable GAAP measures in evaluating our financial performance.

The LPT Agreement is a non-recurring transaction that does not result in any significant ongoing cash benefits to the Company. Management believes that providing non-GAAP measures that exclude the effects of the LPT Agreement (amortization of deferred reinsurance gain, adjustments to LPT Agreement ceded reserves and adjustments to contingent commission receivable) is useful in providing investors, analysts and other interested parties a meaningful understanding of the Company’s ongoing underwriting performance.

Deferred reinsurance gain (Deferred Gain) reflects the unamortized gain from the LPT Agreement. This gain has been deferred and is being amortized using the recovery method, whereby the amortization is determined by the proportion of actual reinsurance recoveries to total estimated recoveries, except for the contingent profit commission, which is being amortized through June 30, 2024. Amortization is reflected in losses and LAE incurred.

Adjusted net income(see Page 4 for calculations) is net income excluding the effects of the LPT Agreement, net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments (net of tax), and amortization of intangible assets (net of tax). Management believes that providing this non-GAAP measures is helpful to investors, analysts and other interested parties in identifying trends in the Company’s operating performance because such items have limited significance to its ongoing operations or can be impacted by both discretionary and other economic factors and may not represent operating trends.

Stockholders’ equity including the Deferred Gain is stockholders’ equity including the Deferred Gain. Management believes that providing this non-GAAP measure is useful in providing investors, analysts and other interested parties a meaningful measure of the Company’s total underwriting capital.

Adjusted stockholders’ equity(see Page 8 for calculations) is stockholders’ equity including the Deferred Gain, less accumulated other comprehensive income (net of tax). Management believes that providing this non-GAAP measure is useful to investors, analysts and other interested parties since it serves as the denominator to the Company’s operating return on equity metric.

Return on stockholders’ equity and Adjusted return on stockholders’ equity(see Page 4 for calculations) . Management believes that these profitability measures are widely used by our investors, analysts and other interested parties.

Book value per share, Book value per share including the Deferred Gain, and Adjusted book value per share(see Page 8 for calculations). Management believes that these valuation measures are widely used by our investors, analysts and other interested parties. The Company previously referred to Book value per share as GAAP book value per share, and Book value per share including Deferred Gain as Book value per share.

Net income, Combined ratio, and Combined ratio before impact of the LPT(see Pages 3 and 5 for calculations). Management believes that these performance and underwriting measures are widely used by our investors, analysts and other interested parties.

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

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