RenaissanceRe Reports Net Income of $179.7 Million for the Third Quarter of 2013 or $4.01 Per Diluted Common Share; Quarterly Operating Income of $151.3 Million or $3.36 Per Diluted Common Share

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PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) today reported net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $179.7 million or $4.01 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $180.7 million or $3.62 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2012. Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders was $151.3 million, or $3.36 per diluted common share for the third quarter of 2013, compared to $104.4 million or $2.07, respectively, in the third quarter of 2012. The Company reported an annualized return on average common equity of 22.2% and an annualized operating return on average common equity of 18.7% in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 22.0% and 12.7%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2012. Book value per common share increased $3.20, or 4.5%, in the third quarter of 2013 to $74.58, compared to a 4.8% increase in the third quarter of 2012. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $3.49, or 4.9%, in the third quarter of 2013, compared to a 5.3% increase in the third quarter of 2012.

Kevin J. O'Donnell, CEO, commented: "For the third quarter of 2013, we reported an increase in our tangible book value per share, plus accumulated dividends of 4.9% and an annualized operating return on equity of 18.7%. Our results reflect a combination of strong underwriting performance, driven in part by light catastrophe loss activity, and solid investment results."

Mr. O'Donnell continued: "Our results were helped in no small part by our decision earlier in the year to adjust our portfolio, in an increasingly competitive environment. As we approach the next major renewal season, our flexible capital structure, multiple underwriting platforms and proven access to the capital markets position us well to serve the needs of our clients. Going forward, our ability to be responsive long term partners to our clients and investors while remaining disciplined underwriters will be a differentiator in our business."

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On August 30, 2013, the Company entered into a purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Munich-American Holding Corporation ("Munich") to sell its U.S.-based weather and weather-related energy risk management unit ("REAL") and, on October 1, 2013, the Company closed the sale of REAL. The Company has classified the assets and liabilities associated with this transaction as held for sale and the financial results are reflected in the Company's consolidated financial statements as “discontinued operations.” Except as explicitly described as held for sale or as discontinued operations, and unless otherwise noted, all discussions and amounts presented herein relate to the Company's continuing operations. All prior periods presented have been reclassified to conform to this form of presentation.

THIRD QUARTER 2013 HIGHLIGHTS (1)

  • Underwriting income of $151.4 million and a combined ratio of 48.6%, compared to $122.6 million and 53.3%, respectively. The increase in underwriting income was primarily driven by a $32.1 million increase in net premiums earned due to growth in gross premiums written principally in the Company's specialty unit and Lloyd's segment, combined with a $12.3 million decrease in net claims and claim expenses, driven by a relatively light loss quarter, partially offset by a $13.3 million increase in acquisition expenses primarily due to the Company's specialty unit.
  • Total investment gains of $88.2 million, which includes the sum of net investment income, net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments and net other-than-temporary impairments, compared to gains of $122.8 million. Although positive returns were generated in the Company's fixed maturity investment portfolio during the third quarter of 2013, the decrease when compared to the third quarter of 2012 was primarily driven by significant credit spread tightening during the third quarter of 2012. Offsetting this decrease was a $13.8 million increase in net investment income from other investments principally driven by improved returns in the Company's private equity investments and an $18.1 million increase in the fair value of the Company's investment in Essent Group Ltd. (“Essent”), which is included in other investments.

Underwriting Results by Segment (1)

Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written in the Reinsurance segment were $142.7 million, an increase of $35.1 million, or 32.6%, comprised of:

  • a $22.2 million, or 58.6% increase in the Company's specialty unit to $60.2 million, compared to $37.9 million, primarily due to higher quota share premiums in RenaissanceRe Specialty Risks Ltd. ("RenaissanceRe Specialty"); and
  • a $12.8 million, or 18.4% increase in the Company's catastrophe unit.

Managed catastrophe premiums, net of reinstatement premiums written, totaled $87.9 million, an increase of $18.0 million, or 25.7% for the third quarter of 2013.

For the the first nine months of 2013, managed catastrophe premiums, net of reinstatement premiums written, totaled $1,225.9 million, a decrease of $62.4 million, or 4.8%, principally due to reduced risk-adjusted pricing in the Florida market as a whole and the non-renewal of a number of contracts during the January and June renewals. Gross premiums written in the specialty unit for the first nine months of 2013 were $201.0 million, an increase of $25.3 million, or 14.4%, principally due to a number of new contracts and higher renewal rates in certain lines of business within the specialty unit. The Company's premiums are prone to significant volatility due to the timing of contract inception and also due to the business being characterized by a relatively small number of relatively large transactions.

The Reinsurance segment generated underwriting income of $152.4 million and a combined ratio of 38.4%, compared to $134.2 million and 41.8%, respectively. The $18.3 million increase in underwriting income was driven by a $17.1 million increase in net premiums earned and a relatively light catastrophe loss quarter resulting in a $21.2 million decrease in current accident year net claims and claim expenses, partially offset by a $10.5 million increase in acquisition expenses and an $8.6 million decrease in favorable development on prior accident years net claims and claim expenses. The increase in acquisition expenses is primarily attributable to the specialty unit, which experienced growth in lines of business written through RenaissanceRe Specialty that carry a relatively higher acquisition expense ratio.

The Reinsurance segment experienced $8.9 million of favorable development on prior years reserves, compared to $17.4 million, including $6.1 million and $2.7 million of favorable development in the catastrophe and specialty units, respectively. Favorable development on prior years reserves within the catastrophe unit was primarily due to $4.7 million of favorable development related to a reduction in the expected ultimate net loss for the 2008 Hurricanes, Gustav and Ike, as reported claims came in better than expected. The $2.7 million of prior accident years favorable development in the specialty unit was principally due to reported claims coming in better than expected.

Lloyd's Segment

Gross premiums written in the Lloyd's segment were $40.0 million, an increase of $11.2 million, or 39.1%, primarily due to continued organic growth within the segment. The Lloyd's segment incurred an underwriting loss of $2.5 million and a combined ratio of 105.3%, compared to an underwriting loss of $11.5 million and a combined ratio of 135.6%, respectively. The decrease in the underwriting loss in the Lloyd's segment reflects the increase in net earned premiums due to the growth in gross premiums written noted above.

Other Items (1)

  • The operating results of REAL, have been classified as discontinued operations in the statements of operations and resulted in a loss of $9.8 million, compared to a loss of $0.2 million. The $9.8 million loss from discontinued operations includes an $8.8 million loss on the sale of REAL and a $1.0 net loss from the operations of REAL in the third quarter of 2013.
  • Included in net investment income in the third quarter of 2013 is $18.1 million resulting from an increase in the fair value of the Company’s investment in Essent, reflecting the Company's estimate of the fair value of its investment in the common shares of Essent of $48.0 million at September 30, 2013. On October 31, 2013, Essent began publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and the Company currently holds 5,032,575 common shares of Essent. As of the close of business on November 4, 2013, Essent's common shares were priced at $22.01 per share on the NYSE. The Company has agreed, subject to certain exceptions, not to dispose of or hedge any of the shares of Essent it holds prior to April 28, 2014.
  • During the third quarter of 2013, the Company repurchased 224 thousand common shares in open market transactions at an aggregate cost of $18.9 million and at an average share price of $84.41.
  • Subsequent to September 30, 2013 and through the period ended November 4, 2013, the Company has not repurchased any additional common shares.
  • Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests of $44.3 million decreased from $51.1 million, primarily impacted by a decrease in profitability of DaVinciRe, primarily driven by lower investment income. The Company's ownership percentage in DaVinciRe was 32.9% at September 30, 2013, compared to 31.5% at September 30, 2012.

This Press Release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures including “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders,” “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted,” “operating return on average common equity - annualized,” “managed catastrophe premiums,” "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 “Investor Information - 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 Holdings Ltd. will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss this release. Live broadcast of the conference call will be available through the “Investor Information - Company Webcasts” section of RenaissanceRe's website at www.renre.com.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance. The Company's business consists of two reportable segments: (i) Reinsurance, which includes catastrophe reinsurance, specialty reinsurance and certain property catastrophe and specialty joint ventures managed by the Company's ventures unit, and (ii) Lloyd's, which includes reinsurance and insurance business written through Syndicate 1458.

Cautionary Statement under “Safe Harbor” Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements made in this earnings release contain information about the Company's future business prospects. These statements may be considered “forward-looking.” These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information regarding cautionary statements and factors affecting future results, please refer to RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

(1) All comparisons are with the third quarter of 2012 unless specifically stated.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Summary Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)
(Unaudited)
 
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September 30,

September 30,

 

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Revenues
Gross premiums written $ 182,649   $ 136,359   $ 1,521,290   $ 1,467,846  
Net premiums written $ 127,241 $ 105,035 $ 1,123,163 $ 1,025,240
Decrease (increase) in unearned premiums 167,476   157,588   (265,302 ) (239,536 )
Net premiums earned 294,717 262,623 857,861 785,704
Net investment income 59,931 46,135 129,296 126,725
Net foreign exchange gains 488 3,187 170 3,468
Equity in earnings of other ventures 7,313 4,310 16,920 16,626
Other income (loss) 651 (1,053 ) (2,186 ) 730
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 28,472 75,297 (26,788 ) 150,982
Total other-than-temporary impairments (395 )
Portion recognized in other comprehensive income, before taxes       52  
Net other-than-temporary impairments       (343 )
Total revenues 391,572   390,499   975,273   1,083,892  
Expenses
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 60,928 73,215 192,141 138,318
Acquisition expenses 37,699 24,438 94,475 74,157
Operational expenses 44,672 42,356 133,447 126,055
Corporate expenses 4,307 3,796 30,318 12,567
Interest expense 4,298   5,891   13,632   17,325  
Total expenses 151,904   149,696   464,013   368,422  
Income from continuing operations before taxes 239,668 240,803 511,260 715,470
Income tax expense (223 ) (144 ) (356 ) (1,008 )
Income from continuing operations 239,445 240,659 510,904 714,462
(Loss) income from discontinued operations (9,779 ) (166 ) 2,422   (25,505 )
Net income 229,666 240,493 513,326 688,957
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (44,331 ) (51,083 ) (96,953 ) (138,348 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe 185,335 189,410 416,373 550,609
Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (8,750 ) (19,353 ) (26,250 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 179,740   $ 180,660   $ 397,020   $ 524,359  
 
Income from continuing operations available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic $ 4.32 $ 3.67 $ 8.95 $ 10.89
(Loss) income from discontinued operations available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic (0.23 )   0.06   (0.51 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - basic $ 4.09   $ 3.67   $ 9.01   $ 10.38  
Income from continuing operations available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 4.23 $ 3.62 $ 8.79 $ 10.75
(Loss) income from discontinued operations available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (0.22 )   0.05   (0.51 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 4.01   $ 3.62   $ 8.84   $ 10.24  
 
Average shares outstanding - basic 43,330 48,394 43,412 49,683
Average shares outstanding - diluted 44,135 49,119 44,247 50,370
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio 20.7 % 27.9 % 22.4 % 17.6 %
Underwriting expense ratio 27.9 % 25.4 % 26.6 % 25.5 %
Combined ratio 48.6 % 53.3 % 49.0 % 43.1 %
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted (1) $ 3.36 $ 2.07 $ 9.45 $ 7.21
Operating return on average common equity - annualized (1) 18.7 % 12.7 % 17.7 % 15.4 %

(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)
 
 

September 30,

 

December 31,

2013

2012

Assets
Fixed maturity investments trading, at fair value $ 4,751,237 $

4,660,168

 

Fixed maturity investments available for sale, at fair value 38,530   83,442  
Total fixed maturity investments, at fair value 4,789,767 4,743,610
Short term investments, at fair value 925,329 821,163
Equity investments trading, at fair value 113,986 58,186
Other investments, at fair value 500,770 644,711
Investments in other ventures, under equity method 97,660   87,724  
Total investments 6,427,512 6,355,394
Cash and cash equivalents 266,350 304,145
Premiums receivable 735,937 491,365
Prepaid reinsurance premiums 166,340 77,082
Reinsurance recoverable 149,201 192,512
Accrued investment income 26,887 33,478
Deferred acquisition costs 103,844 52,622
Receivable for investments sold 240,191 168,673
Other assets 113,159 110,777
Goodwill and other intangibles 8,978 8,486
Assets of discontinued operations held for sale 115,556   134,094  
Total assets $ 8,353,955   $ 7,928,628  
Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Shareholders' Equity
Liabilities
Reserve for claims and claim expenses $ 1,683,709 $ 1,879,377
Unearned premiums 754,077 399,517
Debt 249,407 349,339
Reinsurance balances payable 358,988 290,419
Payable for investments purchased 407,788 278,787
Other liabilities 183,362 198,434
Liabilities of discontinued operations held for sale 56,275   57,440  
Total liabilities 3,693,606   3,453,313  
Redeemable noncontrolling interest 945,915 968,259
Shareholders' Equity
Preference shares 400,000 400,000
Common shares 44,391 45,542
Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,566 13,622
Retained earnings 3,261,757   3,043,901  
Total shareholders' equity attributable to RenaissanceRe 3,710,714 3,503,065
Noncontrolling interest 3,720   3,991  
Total shareholders' equity 3,714,434   3,507,056  
Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders' equity $ 8,353,955   $ 7,928,628  
 
Book value per common share $ 74.58   $ 68.14  
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended September 30, 2013
Reinsurance   Lloyd’s   Other   Total
Gross premiums written $ 142,695   $ 39,954   $   $ 182,649  
Net premiums written $ 88,097   $ 39,014   $ 130   $ 127,241  
Net premiums earned $ 247,461 $ 47,150 $ 106 $ 294,717
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 34,417 28,175 (1,664 ) 60,928
Acquisition expenses 28,740 8,938 21 37,699
Operational expenses 31,876   12,559   237   44,672  
Underwriting income $ 152,428   $ (2,522 ) $ 1,512   151,418
Net investment income 59,931 59,931
Net foreign exchange gains 488 488
Equity in earnings of other ventures 7,313 7,313
Other income 651 651
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 28,472 28,472
Corporate expenses (4,307 ) (4,307 )
Interest expense (4,298 ) (4,298 )
Income from continuing operations before taxes 239,668
Income tax expense (223 ) (223 )
Loss from discontinued operations (9,779 ) (9,779 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (44,331 ) (44,331 )
Dividends on preference shares (5,595 ) (5,595 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 179,740  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 43,268 $ 24,886 $ $ 68,154
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (8,851 ) 3,289   (1,664 ) (7,226 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 34,417   $ 28,175   $ (1,664 ) $ 60,928  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 17.5 % 52.8 % % 23.1 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (3.6 )% 7.0 % (1,569.8 )% (2.4 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 13.9 % 59.8 % (1,569.8 )% 20.7 %
Underwriting expense ratio 24.5 % 45.5 % 243.4 % 27.9 %
Combined ratio 38.4 % 105.3 % (1,326.4 )% 48.6 %
 
 
Three months ended September 30, 2012
Reinsurance Lloyd’s Other Total
Gross premiums written $ 107,637   $ 28,722   $   $ 136,359  
Net premiums written $

78,164

  $ 26,982   $ (111 ) $ 105,035  
Net premiums earned $ 230,359 $ 32,375 $ (111 ) $ 262,623
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 47,080 26,331 (196 ) 73,215
Acquisition expenses 18,258 6,051 129 24,438
Operational expenses 30,856   11,532   (32 ) 42,356  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 134,165   $ (11,539 ) $ (12 ) 122,614
Net investment income 46,135 46,135
Net foreign exchange gains 3,187 3,187
Equity in earnings of other ventures 4,310 4,310
Other loss (1,053 ) (1,053 )
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 75,297 75,297
Corporate expenses (3,796 ) (3,796 )
Interest expense (5,891 ) (5,891 )
Income from continuing operations before taxes 240,803
Income tax benefit (144 ) (144 )
Loss from discontinued operations (166 ) (166 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (51,083 ) (51,083 )
Dividends on preference shares (8,750 ) (8,750 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 180,660  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 64,488 $ 29,051 $ $ 93,539
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (17,408 ) (2,720 ) (196 ) (20,324 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 47,080   $ 26,331   $ (196 ) $ 73,215  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 28.0 % 89.7 % % 35.6 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (7.6 )% (8.4 )% 176.6 % (7.7 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 20.4 % 81.3 % 176.6 % 27.9 %
Underwriting expense ratio 21.4 % 54.3 % (87.4 )% 25.4 %
Combined ratio 41.8 % 135.6 % 89.2 % 53.3 %
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)
(Unaudited)
 
  Nine months ended September 30, 2013
Reinsurance   Lloyd’s   Other   Eliminations (1)   Total
Gross premiums written $ 1,339,263   $ 183,015   $   $ (988 ) $ 1,521,290  
Net premiums written $ 963,169   $ 159,581   $ 413   $ 1,123,163  
Net premiums earned $ 730,610 $ 126,862 $ 389 $ 857,861
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 126,243 68,239 (2,341 ) 192,141
Acquisition expenses 70,005 24,338 132 94,475
Operational expenses 96,745   36,193   509   133,447  
Underwriting income $ 437,617   $ (1,908 ) $ 2,089   437,798
Net investment income 129,296 129,296
Net foreign exchange gains 170 170
Equity in earnings of other ventures 16,920 16,920
Other loss (2,186 ) (2,186 )
Net realized and unrealized losses on investments (26,788 ) (26,788 )
Corporate expenses (30,318 ) (30,318 )
Interest expense (13,632 ) (13,632 )
Income from continuing operations before taxes 511,260
Income tax expense (356 ) (356 )
Income from discontinued operations 2,422 2,422
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (96,953 ) (96,953 )
Dividends on preference shares (19,353 ) (19,353 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 397,020  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 192,569 $ 71,274 $ $ 263,843
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (66,326 ) (3,035 ) (2,341 ) (71,702 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 126,243   $ 68,239   $ (2,341 ) $ 192,141  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 26.4 % 56.2 % % 30.8 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (9.1 )% (2.4 )% (601.8 )% (8.4 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 17.3 % 53.8 % (601.8 )% 22.4 %
Underwriting expense ratio 22.8 % 47.7 % 164.8 % 26.6 %
Combined ratio 40.1 % 101.5 % (437.0 )% 49.0 %
 
 
Nine months ended September 30, 2012
Reinsurance Lloyd’s Other Eliminations (1) Total
Gross premiums written $ 1,334,438   $ 133,836   $   $ (428 ) $ 1,467,846  
Net premiums written $ 916,171   $ 109,429   $ (360 ) $ 1,025,240  
Net premiums earned $ 698,473 $ 87,566 $ (335 ) $ 785,704
Net claims and claim expenses incurred 90,892 50,292 (2,866 ) 138,318
Acquisition expenses 57,742 16,229 186 74,157
Operational expenses 93,246   32,395   414   126,055  
Underwriting income (loss) $ 456,593   $ (11,350 ) $ 1,931   447,174
Net investment income 126,725 126,725
Net foreign exchange gains 3,468 3,468
Equity in earnings of other ventures 16,626 16,626
Other income 730 730
Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 150,982 150,982
Net other-than-temporary impairments (343 ) (343 )
Corporate expenses (12,567 ) (12,567 )
Interest expense (17,325 ) (17,325 )
Income from continuing operations before taxes 715,470
Income tax expense (1,008 ) (1,008 )
Income from discontinued operations (25,505 ) (25,505 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (138,348 ) (138,348 )
Dividends on preference shares (26,250 ) (26,250 )
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 524,359  
 
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – current accident year $ 196,263 $ 63,697 $ $ 259,960
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – prior accident years (105,371 ) (13,405 ) (2,866 ) (121,642 )
Net claims and claim expenses incurred – total $ 90,892   $ 50,292   $ (2,866 ) $ 138,318  
 
Net claims and claim expense ratio – current accident year 28.1 % 72.7 % % 33.1 %
Net claims and claim expense ratio – prior accident years (15.1 )% (15.3 )% 855.5 % (15.5 )%
Net claims and claim expense ratio – calendar year 13.0 % 57.4 % 855.5 % 17.6 %
Underwriting expense ratio 21.6 % 55.6 % (179.1 )% 25.5 %
Combined ratio 34.6 % 113.0 % 676.4 % 43.1 %
(1)   Represents $1.0 million of gross premiums ceded from the Lloyd's segment to the Reinsurance segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 (2012 - $0.4 million).
 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Gross Premiums Written and Managed Premiums
(in thousands of United States Dollars)
(Unaudited)
 
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2012

2013

2012

Reinsurance Segment

Renaissance catastrophe premiums $ 55,849 $ 44,699 $ 733,928 $

720,220

 

Renaissance specialty premiums 60,156   37,932   198,340   173,255  
Total Renaissance premiums 116,005   82,631   932,268   893,475  
DaVinci catastrophe premiums 26,690 25,006 404,310 438,463
DaVinci specialty premiums     2,685   2,500  
Total DaVinci premiums 26,690   25,006   406,995   440,963  
Total catastrophe unit premiums 82,539 69,705 1,138,238 1,158,683
Total specialty unit premiums 60,156   37,932   201,025   175,755  
Total Reinsurance segment gross premiums written $ 142,695   $ 107,637   $ 1,339,263   $ 1,334,438  
 

Lloyd's Segment

Specialty $ 36,545 $ 26,455 $ 145,509 $ 98,709
Catastrophe 3,409   2,267   37,506   35,127  
Total Lloyd's segment gross premiums written $ 39,954   $ 28,722   $ 183,015   $ 133,836  
 

Managed Premiums (1)

Total catastrophe unit gross premiums written $ 82,539 $ 69,705 $ 1,138,238 $ 1,158,683
Catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company's joint venture, Top Layer Re (2) 1,963 5,382 60,027 70,867
Catastrophe premiums written in the Lloyd's segment 3,409   2,267   37,506   35,127  
Total managed catastrophe premiums (1) $ 87,911   $ 77,354   $ 1,235,771   $ 1,264,677  

(1) See Comments on Regulation G for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures.

(2) Top Layer Re is accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

 
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Total Investment Result
(in thousands of United States Dollars)
(Unaudited)
 
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September 30,

September 30,

 

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Fixed maturity investments $ 24,423 $ 25,741 $ 71,148 $ 75,934
Short term investments 563 236 1,318 1,006
Equity investments trading 706 181 1,050 532
Other investments
Hedge funds and private equity investments 14,179 10,383 31,296 28,443
Other 22,735 12,735 32,874 29,295
Cash and cash equivalents 47   63   108   143  
62,653 49,339 137,794 135,353
Investment expenses (2,722 ) (3,204 ) (8,498 ) (8,628 )
Net investment income 59,931   46,135   129,296   126,725  
 
Gross realized gains 8,813 19,891 60,437 75,635
Gross realized losses (22,241 ) (2,811 ) (41,396 ) (13,055 )
Net realized (losses) gains on fixed maturity investments (13,428 ) 17,080 19,041 62,580
Net unrealized gains (losses) on fixed maturity investments trading 33,405 56,936 (85,338 ) 83,735
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments-related derivatives 3,557 (955 ) 24,488 (2,390 )
Net realized gains on equity investments trading 560 18,195
Net unrealized gains (losses) on equity investments trading 4,378   2,236   (3,174 ) 7,057  
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments 28,472 75,297 (26,788 ) 150,982
Total other-than-temporary impairments (395 )
Portion recognized in other comprehensive income, before taxes       52  
Net other-than-temporary impairments (343 )
Change in net unrealized gains on fixed maturity investments available for sale (252 ) 1,326   (7,558 ) 1,398  
Total investment result $ 88,151   $ 122,758   $ 94,950   $ 278,762  
 

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 in this Press Release within the meaning of Regulation G. The Company has provided these financial measurements in previous investor communications and the Company's management believes that these measurements 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 the comparison with other companies within the industry. These measures may not, however, be comparable to similarly titled measures used by companies outside of the insurance industry. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP measures in assessing the Company's overall financial performance.

The Company uses “operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as a measure to evaluate the underlying fundamentals of its operations and believes it to be a useful measure of its corporate performance. “Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders” as used herein differs from “net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders,” which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, by the exclusion of net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments from continuing and discontinued operations, net other-than-temporary impairments from continuing operations, and commencing in 2013, also excludes net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments-related derivatives. Prior to 2013, investments-related derivative net realized and unrealized gains and losses were included in net investment income and were also included in the calculation of operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders and related measures. 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 and equity investments trading. 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 available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders; 2) net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted to operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted; and 3) return on average common equity - annualized to operating return on average common equity - annualized:

  Three months ended   Nine months ended

September 30,

 

September 30,

September 30,

 

September 30,

(in thousands of United States Dollars, except percentages)

2013

2012

2013

2012

Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 179,740 $ 180,660 $ 397,020 $ 524,359
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from continuing operations (28,472 ) (75,297 ) 26,788 (150,982 )
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from discontinued operations 5 (6 ) 18 (2 )
Adjustment for investments-related derivative net realized and unrealized (gains) losses included in operating income prior to 2013 (955 ) (2,390 )
Adjustment for net other-than-temporary impairments from continuing operations       343  
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders $ 151,273   $ 104,402   $ 423,826   $ 371,328  
 
Net income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 4.01 $ 3.62 $ 8.84 $ 10.24
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from continuing operations (0.65 ) (1.53 ) 0.61 (3.00 )
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from discontinued operations
Adjustment for investments-related derivative net realized and unrealized (gains) losses included in operating income prior to 2013 (0.02 ) (0.04 )
Adjustment for net other-than-temporary impairments from continuing operations       0.01  
Operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders per common share - diluted $ 3.36   $ 2.07   $ 9.45   $ 7.21  
 
Return on average common equity - annualized 22.2 % 22.0 % 16.6 % 21.7 %
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from continuing operations (3.5 )% (9.2 )% 1.1 % (6.2 )%
Adjustment for net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments from discontinued operations % % % %
Adjustment for investments-related derivative net realized and unrealized (gains) losses included in operating income prior to 2013 % (0.1 )% % (0.1 )%
Adjustment for net other-than-temporary impairments from continuing operations % % % %
Operating return on average common equity - annualized 18.7 % 12.7 % 17.7 % 15.4 %
 

The Company has also included in this Press Release “managed catastrophe premiums”. “Managed catastrophe premiums” is defined as gross catastrophe premiums written by Renaissance Reinsurance and its related joint ventures. “Managed catastrophe premiums” differs from total catastrophe unit gross premiums written, which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, due to the inclusion of catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company's joint venture Top Layer Re, which is accounted for under the equity method of accounting and the inclusion of catastrophe premiums written on behalf of the Company's Lloyd's segment. The Company's management believes “managed catastrophe premiums” is useful to investors and other interested parties because it provides a measure of total catastrophe premiums, as applicable, assumed by the Company through its consolidated subsidiaries and related joint ventures.

The Company has also 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. “Tangible book value per common share” differs from book value per common share, which the Company believes is the most directly comparable GAAP measure, due to the exclusion of goodwill and intangible assets per share. 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

September 30,

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

September 30,

2013

2013

2013

2012

2012

Book value per common share $ 74.58 $ 71.38 $ 71.07 $ 68.14 $ 68.20
Adjustment for goodwill and other intangibles (1) (0.84 ) (0.85 ) (0.85 ) (0.86 ) (0.85 )
Tangible book value per common share 73.74 70.53 70.22 67.28 67.35
Adjustment for accumulated dividends 12.84   12.56   12.28   12.00   11.73  
Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends $ 86.58   $ 83.09   $ 82.50   $ 79.28   $ 79.08  
 
Quarterly change in book value per common share 4.5 % 0.4 % 4.3 % (0.1 )% 4.8 %
Quarterly change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 4.9 % 0.8 % 4.8 % 0.3 % 5.3 %
Year to date change in book value per common share 9.5 % 15.1 %
Year to date change in tangible book value per common share plus change in accumulated dividends 10.9 % 16.6 %
(1)   At September 30, 2013, June 30, 2013, March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2012, goodwill and other intangibles included $28.5 million, $29.3 million, $29.3 million, $30.4 million and $32.2 million, respectively, of goodwill and other intangibles included in investments in other ventures, under equity method.

Contact:
INVESTORS:
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Rohan Pai, 441-295-4513
Director of Investor Relations
or
MEDIA:
Kekst and Company
Peter Hill or Dawn Dover
212-521-4800
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