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Kemper Reports Strong Third Quarter 2020 Operating Results

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Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) reported net income of $122.3 million, or $1.83 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $129.0 million, or $1.91 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. In the third quarter of 2020, net income included a $35.7 million after-tax gain, or $0.53 per diluted share, attributable to the change in fair value of equity and convertible securities.

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1 was $90.9 million, or $1.36 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $130.0 million, or $1.93 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019.

Highlights of the quarter include:

  • Diversified operations demonstrated ability to combine stable sources of cash flow with lower required capital to create a cost advantage that drives higher growth

  • Specialty P&C earned premiums increased by $88 million or 11%, and policies-in-force grew ~8%

  • Capital position provides significant financial flexibility; balance sheet and capital structure enhanced by senior notes offering

"Were pleased with Kempers results in the third quarter, where our specialized and diversified model and disciplined execution again delivered strong performance amid a challenging environment," said President and CEO Joseph P. Lacher, Jr. "Our ability to understand our customers needs is evidenced by industry-leading market share gains in our Specialty Auto business."

"Kempers healthy balance sheet enables us to deliver on our promises and continue to make appropriate investments. We have a business that remains resilient and able to consistently deliver strong results. We continue to build on our sustainable competitive advantages to create substantial, long-term value for our stakeholders."

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

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

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

Net Income

 

$

122.3

 

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

312.4

 

 

$

406.4

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

$

90.9

 

 

$

130.0

 

 

$

333.0

 

 

$

320.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$

(53.0)

 

 

$

(11.6)

 

 

$

(79.9)

 

 

$

(48.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Net Income Per Share From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

1.83

 

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

4.67

 

 

$

6.10

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

$

1.36

 

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

4.98

 

 

$

4.81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$

(0.80)

 

 

$

(0.17)

 

 

$

(1.20)

 

 

$

(0.73)

 

Capital

Total Shareholders Equity at the end of the quarter was $4,347.5 million, an increase of $375.2 million, or 9 percent, since year-end 2019 primarily driven by net income and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income, partially offset by cash dividends and repurchases of common stock. Kemper ended the quarter with cash and investments at the holding company of $738.7 million, and the $400 million revolving credit agreement was undrawn.

On September 22, 2020, Kemper offered and sold $400.0 million aggregate principal of 2.400% senior notes due September 30, 2030 ("2030 Senior Notes"). The net proceeds of issuance were $395.6 million, net of discount and transaction costs for an effective yield of 2.52%. The 2030 Senior Notes are unsecured and may be redeemed in whole at any time or in part from time to time at Kempers option at specified redemption prices. Kemper is using the net proceeds from the issuance for general corporate purposes including taking advantage of emerging organic growth opportunities, extending and diversifying the capital ladder and bringing the company within our long-term debt-to-capital range of 17%-22%.

During the third quarter of 2020, Kemper paid dividends of $19.7 million.

On August 5, 2020, Kemper announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share.

Kemper ended the quarter with a book value per share of $66.47, an increase of 12 percent from $59.59 at the end of 2019. Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities 1 was $56.63, up 7 percent from $53.08 at the end of 2019.

Revenues

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2020 increased $109.9 million, or 8.8 percent, to $1,353.7 million, compared to the third quarter of 2019, driven by $88.0 million of higher Specialty P&C earned premiums and a $35.4 million increase attributable to the change in fair value of equity and convertible securities. Specialty P&C earned premiums increased due primarily to higher premium volume. Net investment income increased $0.4 million to $92.1 million in the third quarter of 2020 due primarily to recovery in the return from Alternative Investments and higher levels of investments in fixed income securities, partially offset by lower yields on fixed income securities and higher investment expenses. Net realized investment gains were $10.0 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. Other income decreased from $7.2 million to $0.9 million in the third quarter of 2020.

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,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

Segment Net Operating Income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance

 

$

119.2

 

 

$

78.5

 

 

$

246.8

 

 

$

220.8

 

Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance

 

(32.7)

 

 

21.1

 

 

(13.4)

 

 

29.1

 

Life & Health Insurance

 

12.2

 

 

33.4

 

 

50.6

 

 

69.8

 

Total Segment Net Operating Income

 

98.7

 

 

133.0

 

 

284.0

 

 

319.7

 

Corporate and Other Net Operating Income (Loss)

 

(7.8)

 

 

(3.0)

 

 

49.0

 

 

0.7

 

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income 1

 

90.9

 

 

130.0

 

 

333.0

 

 

320.4

 

Net Income (Loss) From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

35.7

 

 

7.8

 

 

(0.8)

 

 

78.8

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

7.9

 

 

1.4

 

 

30.2

 

 

30.9

 

Impairment Losses

 

(0.8)

 

 

(1.5)

 

 

(15.8)

 

 

(9.6)

 

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

 

(11.4)

 

 

(4.1)

 

 

(34.2)

 

 

(9.5)

 

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

 

 

(4.6)

 

 

 

 

(4.6)

 

Net Income

 

$

122.3

 

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

312.4

 

 

$

406.4

 

The Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance segment reported net operating income of $119.2 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $78.5 million in the third quarter of 2019. Results improved due primarily to higher premium volume and an improvement in underlying losses and LAE. The segments Underlying Combined Ratio 1 was 85.9 percent, compared to 91.8 percent in the third quarter of 2019 reflecting favorable short-term pandemic-related frequency trends.

The Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance segment reported net operating loss of $32.7 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to net operating income of $21.1 million in the third quarter of 2019. Results deteriorated due primarily to catastrophe losses and LAE (excluding loss and LAE reserve development) and adverse loss and LAE reserve development, partially offset by an improvement in underlying losses and LAE. The Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance segments Underlying Combined Ratio 1 improved 4.2 percentage points to 90.7 percent in the third quarter of 2020 due primarily to lower incurred losses and LAE reflecting similar auto frequency trends experienced in our Specialty segment, as well as ongoing profit improvement actions.

The Life & Health Insurance segment reported net operating income of $12.2 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $33.4 million in the third quarter of 2019. Results deteriorated due primarily to an increase in COVID-related mortality, in line with country-wide trends.

Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

1,206.5

 

 

$

1,135.2

 

 

$

3,458.2

 

 

$

3,326.6

 

Net Investment Income

 

92.1

 

 

91.7

 

 

245.5

 

 

270.4

 

Other Income

 

0.9

 

 

7.2

 

 

92.7

 

 

31.8

 

Income (Loss) from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

45.2

 

 

9.8

 

 

(1.0)

 

 

99.7

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

10.0

 

 

1.7

 

 

38.2

 

 

39.1

 

Impairment Losses

 

(1.0)

 

 

(1.8)

 

 

(20.0)

 

 

(12.1)

 

Total Revenues

 

1,353.7

 

 

1,243.8

 

 

3,813.6

 

 

3,755.5

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policyholders Benefits and Incurred Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses

 

877.5

 

 

782.6

 

 

2,460.2

 

 

2,373.4

 

Insurance Expenses

 

276.9

 

 

256.0

 

 

821.2

 

 

754.3

 

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

 

 

 

5.8

 

 

 

 

5.8

 

Interest and Other Expenses

 

47.2

 

 

37.9

 

 

142.7

 

 

117.3

 

Total Expenses

 

1,201.6

 

 

1,082.3

 

 

3,424.1

 

 

3,250.8

 

Income from before Income Taxes

 

152.1

 

 

161.5

 

 

389.5

 

 

504.7

 

Income Tax Expense

 

(29.8)

 

 

(32.5)

 

 

(77.1)

 

 

(98.3)

 

Net Income

 

$

122.3

 

 

$

129.0

 

 

$

312.4

 

 

$

406.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income Per Unrestricted Share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

1.87

 

 

$

1.93

 

 

$

4.75

 

 

$

6.17

 

Diluted

 

$

1.83

 

 

$

1.91

 

 

$

4.67

 

 

$

6.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average Outstanding (Shares in Thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted Shares - Basic

 

65,362.5

 

 

66,622.4

 

 

65,710.8

 

 

65,621.8

 

Unrestricted Shares and Equivalent Shares - Diluted

 

66,633.5

 

 

67,207.7

 

 

66,797.4

 

 

66,341.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends Paid to Shareholders Per Share

 

$

0.30

 

 

$

0.25

 

 

$

0.90

 

 

$

0.75

 

Unaudited business segment revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 are presented below.

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Automobile

 

$

792.2

 

 

$

719.2

 

 

$

2,235.2

 

 

$

2,092.5

 

Commercial Automobile

 

79.2

 

 

64.2

 

 

217.7

 

 

186.2

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

871.4

 

 

783.4

 

 

2,452.9

 

 

2,278.7

 

Net Investment Income

 

30.5

 

 

28.8

 

 

76.2

 

 

79.2

 

Other Income

 

0.4

 

 

4.4

 

 

1.4

 

 

6.2

 

Total Specialty Property & Casualty Insurance Revenues

 

902.3

 

 

816.6

 

 

2,530.5

 

 

2,364.1

 

Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Automobile

 

110.6

 

 

119.7

 

 

324.6

 

 

353.0

 

Homeowners

 

55.0

 

 

61.5

 

 

167.4

 

 

182.6

 

Other Personal

 

8.9

 

 

9.8

 

 

27.0

 

 

29.5

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

174.5

 

 

191.0

 

 

519.0

 

 

565.1

 

Net Investment Income

 

10.3

 

 

12.0

 

 

24.3

 

 

32.6

 

Other Income

 

 

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

Total Preferred Property & Casualty Insurance Revenues

 

184.8

 

 

203.0

 

 

543.4

 

 

597.7

 

Life & Health Insurance:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life

 

96.3

 

 

96.2

 

 

289.2

 

 

289.0

 

Accident & Health

 

48.9

 

 

47.6

 

 

149.1

 

 

142.4

 

Property

 

15.4

 

 

17.0

 

 

48.0

 

 

51.4

 

Total Earned Premiums

 

160.6

 

 

160.8

 

 

486.3

 

 

482.8

 

Net Investment Income

 

50.7

 

 

49.7

 

 

146.0

 

 

154.4

 

Other Income

 

 

 

2.9

 

 

0.6

 

 

5.6

 

Total Life & Health Insurance Revenues

 

211.3

 

 

213.4

 

 

632.9

 

 

642.8

 

Total Segment Revenues

 

1,298.4

 

 

1,233.0

 

 

3,706.8

 

 

3,604.6

 

Income (Loss) from Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

 

45.2

 

 

9.8

 

 

(1.0)

 

 

99.7

 

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

 

10.0

 

 

1.7

 

 

38.2

 

 

39.1

 

Impairment Losses

 

(1.0)

 

 

(1.8)

 

 

(20.0)

 

 

(12.1)

 

Other

 

1.1

 

 

1.1

 

 

89.6

 

 

24.2

 

Total Revenues

 

$

1,353.7

 

 

$

1,243.8

 

 

$

3,813.6

 

 

$

3,755.5

 

 

KEMPER CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Dec 31,
2019

Assets:

 

 

 

Investments:

 

 

 

Fixed Maturities at Fair Value

$

7,504.8

 

 

$

6,922.1

 

Equity Securities at Fair Value

788.2

 

 

907.3

 

Equity Securities at Modified Cost

48.4

 

 

41.9

 

Equity Method Limited Liability Investments at Cost Plus Cumulative Undistributed Earnings

206.2

 

 

220.4

 

Convertible Securities at Fair Value

36.3

 

 

37.3

 

Short-term Investments at Cost which Approximates Fair Value

628.8

 

 

470.9

 

Other Investments

762.8

 

 

661.5

 

Total Investments

9,975.5

 

 

9,261.4

 

Cash

352.2

 

 

136.8

 

Receivables from Policyholders

1,249.3

 

 

1,117.1

 

Other Receivables

214.0

 

 

219.7

 

Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs

578.2

 

 

537.7

 

Goodwill

1,114.0

 

 

1,114.0

 

Current Income Tax Assets

33.1

 

 

44.7

 

Other Assets

574.1

 

 

557.7

 

Total Assets

$

14,090.4

 

 

$

12,989.1

 

Liabilities and Shareholders Equity:

 

 

 

Insurance Reserves:

 

 

 

Life & Health

$

3,511.5

 

 

$

3,502.0

 

Property & Casualty

1,950.0

 

 

1,969.8

 

Total Insurance Reserves

5,461.5

 

 

5,471.8

 

Unearned Premiums

1,681.6

 

 

1,545.5

 

Policyholder Contract Liabilities

503.7

 

 

309.8

 

Deferred Income Tax Liabilities

245.5

 

 

178.2

 

Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities

677.6

 

 

733.1

 

Debt at Amortized Cost

1,173.0

 

 

778.4

 

Total Liabilities

9,742.9

 

 

9,016.8

 

Shareholders Equity:

 

 

 

Common Stock

6.5

 

 

6.7

 

Paid-in Capital

1,798.5

 

 

1,819.2

 

Retained Earnings

1,993.5

 

 

1,810.3

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

549.0

 

 

336.1

 

Total Shareholders Equity

4,347.5

 

 

3,972.3

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders Equity

$

14,090.4

 

 

$

12,989.1

 

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

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

Sep 30,
2020

 

Sep 30,
2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of Operations

Net Premiums Written

 

$

914.2

 

 

$

815.0

 

 

$

2,606.3

 

 

$

2,428.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earned Premiums

 

$

871.4

 

 

$

783.4

 

 

$

2,452.9

 

 

$

2,278.7

 

Net Investment Income

30.5

28.8

76.2

79.2

Other Income

0.4

4.4

1.4

6.2

Total Revenues

902.3

816.6

2,530.5

2,364.1

Incurred Losses and LAE related to:

Current Year:

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

589.0

579.4

1,724.6

1,702.9

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

2.1

2.3

6.8

7.3

Prior Years:

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

1.9

(4.1)

16.8

(31.0)

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

(0.1)

0.2

0.1

0.3

Total Incurred Losses and LAE

592.9

577.8

1,748.3

1,679.5

Insurance Expenses

159.5

139.2

472.8

404.9

Other Expenses

1.0

2.3

Operating Income

149.9

98.6

309.4

277.4

Income Tax Benefit

(30.7)

(20.1)

(62.6)

(56.6)

Segment Net Operating Income

$

119.2

$

78.5

$

246.8

$

220.8

Ratios Based On Earned Premiums

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

67.6

%

74.0

%

70.3

%

74.8

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.3

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.2

(0.5)

0.7

(1.4)

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

Total Incurred Loss and LAE Ratio

68.0

73.8

71.3

73.7

Insurance Expense Ratio

18.3

17.8

19.3

17.8

Combined Ratio

86.3

%

91.6

%

90.6

%

91.5

%

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

67.6

%

74.0

%

70.3

%

74.8

%

Insurance Expense Ratio

18.3

17.8

19.3

17.8

Underlying Combined Ratio1

85.9

%

91.8

%

89.6

%

92.6

%

Non-GAAP Measure Reconciliation

Combined Ratio

86.3

%

91.6

%

90.6

%

91.5

%

Less:

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.3

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.2

(0.5)

0.7

(1.4)

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

Underlying Combined Ratio1

85.9

%

91.8

%

89.6

%

92.6

%

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

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Results of Operations

Net Premiums Written

$

172.2

$

189.6

$

497.8

$

566.7

Earned Premiums

$

174.5

$

191.0

$

519.0

$

565.1

Net Investment Income

10.3

12.0

24.3

32.6

Other Income

0.1

Total Revenues

184.8

203.0

543.4

597.7

Incurred Losses and LAE related to:

Current Year:

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

102.8

121.7

293.8

361.6

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

61.9

11.9

87.3

51.1

Prior Years:

Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE

6.3

(1.1)

11.2

(10.5)

Catastrophe Losses and LAE

0.1

(15.4)

(0.6)

(15.3)

Total Incurred Losses and LAE

171.1

117.1

391.7

386.9

Insurance Expenses

55.5

59.4

169.7

174.6

Operating Income (Loss)

(41.8)

26.5

(18.0)

36.2

Income Tax Benefit (Expense)

9.1

(5.4)

4.6

(7.1)

Segment Net Operating Income (Loss)

$

(32.7)

$

21.1

$

(13.4)

$

29.1

Ratios Based On Earned Premiums

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

58.9

%

63.8

%

56.6

%

64.1

%

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

35.5

6.2

16.8

9.0

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

3.6

(0.6)

2.2

(1.9)

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.1

(8.1)

(0.1)

(2.7)

Total Incurred Loss and LAE Ratio

98.1

61.3

75.5

68.5

Insurance Expense Ratio

31.8

31.1

32.7

30.9

Combined Ratio

129.9

%

92.4

%

108.2

%

99.4

%

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Current Year Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

58.9

%

63.8

%

56.6

%

64.1

%

Insurance Expense Ratio

31.8

31.1

32.7

30.9

Impact on Ratio from Write-off of Long-lived Asset

Underlying Combined Ratio1

90.7

%

94.9

%

89.3

%

95.0

%

Non-GAAP Measure Reconciliation

Combined Ratio

129.9

%

92.4

%

108.2

%

99.4

%

Less:

Current Year Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

35.5

6.2

16.8

9.0

Prior Years Non-catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

3.6

(0.6)

2.2

(1.9)

Prior Years Catastrophe Losses and LAE Ratio

0.1

(8.1)

(0.1)

(2.7)

Underlying Combined Ratio1

90.7

%

94.9

%

89.3

%

95.0

%

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

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions)

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Results of Operations

Earned Premiums

$

160.6

$

160.8

$

486.3

$

482.8

Net Investment Income

50.7

49.7

146.0

154.4

Other Income

2.9

0.6

5.6

Total Revenues

211.3

213.4

632.9

642.8

Policyholders’ Benefits and Incurred Losses and LAE

113.6

88.8

320.2

307.7

Insurance Expenses

82.5

83.6

251.1

248.7

Operating Profit

15.2

41.0

61.6

86.4

Income Tax Expense

(3.0)

(7.6)

(11.0)

(16.6)

Segment Net Operating Income

$

12.2

$

33.4

$

50.6

$

69.8

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1 is an after-tax, non-GAAP financial measure computed by excluding from Net Income the after-tax impact of 1) income (loss) from change in fair value of equity and convertible securities, 2) net realized gains on sales of investments, 3) impairment losses 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 Net Income.

Kemper believes that Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1 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. Income (Loss) from change in fair value of equity and convertible securities, net realized gains on sales of investments and impairment losses 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 Net Income to Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is presented below.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Net Income

$

122.3

$

129.0

$

312.4

$

406.4

Less Net Income (Loss) From:

Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

35.7

7.8

(0.8)

78.8

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

7.9

1.4

30.2

30.9

Impairment Losses

(0.8)

(1.5)

(15.8)

(9.6)

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

(11.4)

(4.1)

(34.2)

(9.5)

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

(4.6)

(4.6)

Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1

$

90.9

$

130.0

$

333.0

$

320.4

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share1

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share1 is a non-GAAP financial measure computed by dividing Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income1 attributed to unrestricted shares by the weighted-average unrestricted shares and equivalent shares outstanding. The most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is Diluted Net Income.

A reconciliation of Diluted Net Income to Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share1 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 is presented below.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(Unaudited)

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Sep 30,
2020

Sep 30,
2019

Diluted Net Income

$

1.83

$

1.91

$

4.67

$

6.10

Less Net Income (Loss) Per Unrestricted Share From:

Change in Fair Value of Equity and Convertible Securities

0.53

0.11

(0.01)

1.18

Net Realized Gains on Sales of Investments

0.12

0.02

0.45

0.46

Impairment Losses

(0.01)

(0.02)

(0.24)

(0.14)

Acquisition Related Transaction, Integration and Other Costs

(0.17)

(0.06)

(0.51)

(0.14)

Loss from Early Extinguishment of Debt

(0.07)

(0.07)

Diluted Adjusted Consolidated Net Operating Income Per Unrestricted Share1

$

1.36

$

1.93

$

4.98

$

4.81

Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities1

Book Value Per Share Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities1 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 Maturities1 and Book Value Per Share at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 is presented below.

(Dollars in Millions) (Unaudited)

Sep 30,
2020

Dec 31,
2019

Shareholders’ Equity.

$

4,347.5

$

3,972.3

Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities

643.7

434.0

Shareholders’ Equity Excluding Net Unrealized Gains on Fixed Maturities1

$

3,703.8

$

3,538.3

Underlying Combined Ratio1

Underlying Combined Ratio1 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 Ratio1 should not be considered a substitute for the combined ratio and does not reflect the overall underwriting profitability of our business.

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.

Conference Call

Kemper will discuss its third quarter 2020 results in a conference call on Monday, November 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (4:00 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 2020, 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 $14.1 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 6.3 million policies, is represented by more than 30,000 agents and brokers, and has over 9,300 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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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 those factors listed in periodic reports filed by Kemper with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent global pandemic ("Pandemic") is an extraordinary event that creates unique uncertainties and risks. Kemper cannot provide any assurances as to the impacts of the Pandemic and related economic conditions on the Company’s operating and financial results.

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, including any such statements related to the Pandemic. 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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