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Atlantic American Reports Second Quarter Results

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ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlantic American Corporation (Nasdaq- AAME) today reported net loss for the three month period ended June 30, 2019 of $4.4 million, or $0.22 per common share, as compared to net income of $3.2 million, or $0.15 per common share, for the comparable period in 2018. For the six month period ended June 30, 2019, the Company reported net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.02 per common share, as compared to net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.10 per common share, for the comparable period in 2018. The net loss during the second quarter of 2019 was primarily due to $5.3 million of net unrealized losses on equity securities during the second quarter of 2019 as compared to $4.1 million of unrealized gains on equity securities during the second quarter of 2018. Changes in unrealized gains and losses on equity securities for the applicable periods are primarily the result of fluctuations in the market values of the Company’s equity investments.

Excluding the effects of realized or unrealized gains or losses and taxes, operating loss (as defined below) increased to $3.5 million for the six month period ended June 30, 2019 as compared to operating loss of $2.3 million for the comparable period in 2018. The increase in operating losses for the six month period ended June 30, 2019 is primarily the result of a higher than expected level of claims in the Medicare supplement line of business in the Company’s life and health operations.

Commenting on the second quarter, Hilton H. Howell, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, “In recent years our Medicare supplement line of business experienced unprecedented growth. While profits margins were strained in the early years of our growth cycle, we are confident profitability will improve in renewal years. Management has taken a strategic and measured approach with our pricing decisions, product development, and marketing, which gives us confidence in the long term health of our Medicare supplement line of business. We are excited about the increased sales activity within our ancillary product lines and are well positioned for the busy enrollment season currently underway. Additionally, our property and casualty operations continue to grow the top line while delivering steady profits to the bottom line.”

Atlantic American Corporation is an insurance holding company involved through its subsidiary companies in specialty markets of the life, health, and property and casualty insurance industries. Its principal insurance subsidiaries are American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company, Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company.

Note regarding non-GAAP financial measure: Atlantic American Corporation presents its consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, from time to time, the Company may present, in its public statements, press releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, non-GAAP financial measures such as operating income (loss). Management believes operating income (loss) is a useful metric for investors, potential investors, securities analysts and others because it isolates the “core” operating results of the Company before considering certain items that are either beyond the control of management (such as income tax expense, which is subject to timing, regulatory and rate changes depending on the timing of the associated revenues and expenses) or are not expected to regularly impact the Company’s operational results (such as any realized and unrealized investment gains, which are not a part of the Company’s primary operations and are, to a limited extent, subject to discretion in terms of timing of realization). The financial data attached includes a reconciliation of operating income (loss) to net income (loss), the most comparable GAAP financial measure. The Company’s definition of operating income (loss) may differ from similarly titled financial measures used by others. This non-GAAP financial measure should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Note regarding Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements due to a number of factors and risks detailed from time to time in statements and reports that Atlantic American Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information contact:

J. Ross Franklin

Hilton H. Howell, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Chairman, President & CEO

Atlantic American Corporation

Atlantic American Corporation

404-266-5580

404-266-5505


Atlantic American Corporation

Financial Data

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

(Unaudited; In thousands, except per share data)

2019

2018

2019

2018

Insurance premiums

Life and health

Gross earned premiums

$

48,591

$

44,280

$

97,052

$

87,590

Ceded premiums

(17,876

)

(14,977

)

(35,361

)

(28,792

)

Net earned premiums

30,715

29,303

61,691

58,798

Property and casualty

Gross earned premiums

16,067

14,770

31,248

28,680

Ceded premiums

(1,313

)

(1,228

)

(2,688

)

(2,431

)

Net earned premiums

14,754

13,542

28,560

26,249

Net investment income

2,313

2,537

4,647

4,896

Realized investment gains (losses), net

610

(57

)

1,995

313

Unrealized gains (losses) on equity securities, net

(5,337

)

4,089

1,152

(330

)

Other income

72

29

100

57

Total revenue

43,127

49,443

98,145

89,983

Insurance benefits and losses incurred

Life and health

24,288

23,524

50,552

47,519

Property and casualty

9,863

8,695

18,906

17,872

Commissions and underwriting expenses

11,509

9,715

22,524

19,734

Interest expense

545

506

1,091

968

Other expense

2,511

2,970

5,376

6,208

Total benefits and expenses

48,716

45,410

98,449

92,301

Income (loss) before income taxes

(5,589

)

4,033

(304

)

(2,318

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

(1,163

)

848

(40

)

(479

)

Net income (loss)

$

(4,426

)

$

3,185

$

(264

)

$

(1,839

)

Earnings (loss) per common share (basic and diluted)

$

(0.22

)

$

0.15

$

(0.02

)

$

(0.10

)

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Net income (loss)

$

(4,426

)

$

3,185

$

(264

)

$

(1,839

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

(1,163

)

848

(40

)

(479

)

Realized investment (gains) losses, net

(610

)

57

(1,995

)

(313

)

Unrealized (gains) losses on equity securities, net

5,337

(4,089

)

(1,152

)

330

Non-GAAP Operating gain (loss)

$

(862

)

$

1

$

(3,451

)

$

(2,301

)

June 30,

December 31,

Selected Balance Sheet Data

2019

2018

Total cash and investments

$

265,843

$

254,559

Insurance subsidiaries

249,403

235,796

Parent and other

16,440

18,763

Total assets

371,730

344,274

Insurance reserves and policyholder funds

202,541

189,048

Debt

33,738

33,738

Total shareholders' equity

112,770

101,372

Book value per common share

5.32

4.75

Statutory capital and surplus

Life and health

30,450

34,214

Property and casualty

44,961

43,467