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Kinsale Capital Group Reports 2022 Second Quarter Results

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RICHMOND, Va., July 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: KNSL) reported net income of $27.1 million, $1.17 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $35.6 million, $1.55 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021. Net income was $58.9 million, $2.55 per diluted share, for the first half of 2022 compared to $67.7 million, $2.94 per diluted share, for the first half of 2021.

Net operating earnings(1) were $44.4 million, $1.92 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $29.4 million, $1.28 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021. Net operating earnings(1) were $82.1 million, $3.56 per diluted share, for the first half of 2022 compared to $54.9 million, $2.38 per diluted share, for the first half of 2021.

Highlights for the quarter included:

  • Net income decreased by 24.0% from a decline in the fair value of equity investments during the quarter compared to an increase in the fair value of these investments during the same period last year

  • Net operating earnings(1) of $44.4 million increased by 51.0% compared to the second quarter of 2021

  • Gross written premiums increased by 42.7% to $277.0 million compared to the second quarter of 2021

  • Net investment income increased by 42.6% to $10.6 million compared to the second quarter of 2021

  • Underwriting income(2) was $44.1 million in the second quarter of 2022, resulting in a combined ratio of 76.8%, compared to $28.7 million and a combined ratio of 79.2% in the second quarter of 2021

  • Annualized operating return on equity(4) of 24.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2022

"Our business continues to perform at high level with 43% premium growth for the second quarter over the same period last year and a combined ratio of just under 77%. These results reflect the combination of a superior business model and favorable E&S market conditions. Looking ahead, we remain confident in our ability to create shareholder value through best-in-class underwriting and technology driven low costs," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Kehoe.

Results of Operations

Underwriting Results

Gross written premiums were $277.0 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $194.1 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 42.7%. Gross written premiums were $522.5 million for the first half of 2022 compared to $362.9 million for the first half of 2021, an increase of 44.0%. The increase in gross written premiums during the second quarter and first half of 2022 over the same periods last year reflected strong submission flow from brokers and a favorable pricing environment.

Underwriting income(2) was $44.1 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 76.8%, for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $28.7 million and a combined ratio of 79.2% for the same period last year. The increase in underwriting income(2) quarter over quarter was due to a combination of premium growth and favorable rate increases from a strong underwriting environment and lower levels of relative reported losses and operating expenses. Loss and expense ratios were 56.3% and 20.5%, respectively, for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 57.5% and 21.7% for the second quarter of 2021. Results for the second quarters of 2022 and 2021 included net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years of $9.5 million, or 5.0 points, and $9.1 million, or 6.6 points, respectively.

Underwriting income(2) was $81.7 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 77.8%, for the first half of 2022, compared to $53.3 million and a combined ratio of 79.5% for the first half of 2021. The increase in underwriting income(2) period over period was due to a combination of premium growth and favorable rate increases from a strong underwriting environment and lower levels of relative reported losses and operating expenses. Loss and expense ratios were 56.8% and 21.0%, respectively, for the first half of 2022 compared to 57.3% and 22.2% for the first half of 2021. Results for the first six months of 2022 and 2021 included net favorable development of loss reserves from prior accident years of $17.9 million, or 4.8 points, and $16.2 million, or 6.2 points, respectively.

Summary of Operating Results

The Company’s operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 are summarized as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

($ in thousands)

Gross written premiums

$ 277,001

$ 194,061

$ 522,514

$ 362,937

Ceded written premiums

(34,658)

(26,308)

(63,673)

(50,886)

Net written premiums

$ 242,343

$ 167,753

$ 458,841

$ 312,051

Net earned premiums

$ 190,158

$ 137,700

$ 368,720

$ 260,741

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

107,040

79,115

209,545

149,375

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses

38,972

29,889

77,517

58,025

Underwriting income(2)

$ 44,146

$ 28,696

$ 81,658

$ 53,341

Loss ratio

56.3 %

57.5 %

56.8 %

57.3 %

Expense ratio

20.5 %

21.7 %

21.0 %

22.2 %

Combined ratio

76.8 %

79.2 %

77.8 %

79.5 %

Annualized return on equity(3)

16.7 %

23.4 %

17.7 %

22.5 %

Annualized operating return on equity(4)

27.3 %

19.3 %

24.6 %

18.2 %

(1) Net operating earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

(2) Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure. See discussion of "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

(3) Annualized return on equity is net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

(4) Annualized operating return on equity is net operating earnings expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

The following tables summarize losses incurred for the current accident year and the development of prior accident years for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021:

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2022

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2021

Losses and

Loss Adjustment Expenses

% of Earned Premiums

Losses and

Loss Adjustment Expenses

% of Earned Premiums

Loss ratio:

($ in thousands)

Current accident year

$ 116,531

61.3 %

$ 85,416

62.0 %

Current accident year - catastrophe losses

21

— %

2,834

2.1 %

Effect of prior accident year development

(9,512)

(5.0) %

(9,135)

(6.6) %

Total

$ 107,040

56.3 %

$ 79,115

57.5 %

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2022

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2021

Losses and

Loss Adjustment Expenses

% of Earned Premiums

Losses and

Loss Adjustment Expenses

% of Earned Premiums

Loss ratio:

($ in thousands)

Current accident year

$ 227,320

61.6 %

$ 162,673

62.4 %

Current accident year - catastrophe losses

83

— %

2,910

1.1 %

Effect of prior accident year development

(17,858)

(4.8) %

(16,208)

(6.2) %

Total

$ 209,545

56.8 %

$ 149,375

57.3 %

Investment Results

Net investment income was $10.6 million in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $7.4 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 42.6%. Net investment income was $19.7 million in the first half of 2022 compared to $14.4 million in the first half of 2021, an increase of 37.0%. These increases were driven by growth in the Company's investment portfolio generated largely from the investment of strong operating cash flows since June 30, 2021. Net operating cash flows were $278.7 million in the first half of 2022 compared to $194.9 million in the first half of 2021, an increase of 42.9%. The Company’s investment portfolio had an annualized gross investment return(5) of 2.6% for both the first six months of 2022 and 2021. The Company expects the current rising interest rate environment to contribute to higher reinvestment yields on fixed-maturity securities prospectively. Funds are generally invested conservatively in high quality securities with an average credit quality of "AA-" and the weighted average duration of the fixed-maturity investment portfolio, including cash equivalents, was 4.2 years and 4.3 years at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. Cash and invested assets totaled $1.8 billion at June 30, 2022 and $1.7 billion at December 31, 2021.

(5) Gross investment return is investment income from fixed-maturity and equity securities, excluding cash equivalents, before any deductions for fees and expenses, expressed as a percentage of the average beginning and ending book values of those investments during the period.

Other

On July 22, 2022, the Company entered into a Note Purchase and Private Shelf Agreement and issued 5.15% senior promissory notes of $125.0 million, the proceeds of which will be available to fund surplus at Kinsale Insurance Company, refinance indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

On July 22, 2022, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which primarily extended the maturity date to July 22, 2027 and increased the aggregate commitment to $100.0 million.

The effective tax rates for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021 were 17.4% and 18.5%, respectively. In the first half of 2022 and 2021, the effective tax rates were lower than the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to the tax benefits from stock-based compensation and tax-exempt investment income.

Stockholders' equity was $634.1 million at June 30, 2022 compared to $699.3 million at December 31, 2021. The decrease in stockholders' equity was primarily due to a decline in the fair value of the Company's fixed-maturity investments, resulting from a higher interest rate environment, offset in part by net income. Annualized operating return on equity(4) was 24.6% for the first half of 2022, an increase from 18.2% for the first half of 2021, which was attributable primarily to growth in the business from favorable market conditions and rate increases.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Net Operating Earnings

Net operating earnings is defined as net income excluding the effects of the change in the fair value of equity securities, after taxes, and net realized investment gains and losses, after taxes. Management believes the exclusion of these items provides a useful comparison of the Company's underlying business performance from period to period. Net operating earnings and percentages or calculations using net operating earnings (e.g., diluted operating earnings per share and annualized operating return on equity) are non-GAAP financial measures. Net operating earnings should not be viewed as a substitute for net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and other companies may define net operating earnings differently.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, net income and diluted earnings per share reconcile to net operating earnings and diluted operating earnings per share as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

($ in thousands, except per share data)

Net operating earnings:

Net income

$ 27,090

$ 35,635

$ 58,881

$ 67,714

Adjustments:

Change in the fair value of equity securities, before taxes

23,353

(7,565)

31,104

(14,656)

Income tax (benefit) expense (1)

(4,904)

1,589

(6,532)

3,078

Change in fair value of equity securities, after taxes

18,449

(5,976)

24,572

(11,578)

Net realized investment gains, before taxes

(1,413)

(304)

(1,708)

(1,502)

Income tax expense (1)

297

64

359

315

Net realized investment gains, after taxes

(1,116)

(240)

(1,349)

(1,187)

Net operating earnings

$ 44,423

$ 29,419

$ 82,104

$ 54,949

Diluted operating earnings per share:

Diluted earnings per share

$ 1.17

$ 1.55

$ 2.55

$ 2.94

Change in the fair value of equity securities, after taxes, per share

0.80

(0.26)

1.06

(0.50)

Net realized investment gains, after taxes, per share

(0.05)

(0.01)

(0.06)

(0.05)

Diluted operating earnings per share(2)

$ 1.92

$ 1.28

$ 3.56

$ 2.38

Operating return on equity:

Average equity(3)

$ 649,818

$ 608,601

$ 666,701

$ 602,937

Annualized return on equity(4)

16.7 %

23.4 %

17.7 %

22.5 %

Annualized operating return on equity(5)

27.3 %

19.3 %

24.6 %

18.2 %

(1) Income taxes on adjustments to reconcile net income to net operating earnings use a 21% effective tax rate.

(2) Diluted operating earnings per share may not add due to rounding.

(3) Computed by adding the total stockholders' equity as of the date indicated to the prior quarter-end or year-end total, as applicable, and dividing by two.

(4) Annualized return on equity is net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

(5) Annualized operating return on equity is net operating earnings expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

Underwriting Income

Underwriting income is defined as net income excluding net investment income, the change in the fair value of equity securities, net realized investment gains and losses, other expenses, other income and income tax expense. The Company uses underwriting income as an internal performance measure in the management of its operations because the Company believes it gives management and users of the Company's financial information useful insight into the Company's results of operations and underlying business performance. Underwriting income should not be viewed as a substitute for net income calculated in accordance with GAAP, and other companies may define underwriting income differently.

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, net income reconciles to underwriting income as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

(in thousands)

Net income

$ 27,090

$ 35,635

$ 58,881

$ 67,714

Income tax expense

5,352

7,973

12,433

15,333

Income before income taxes

32,442

43,608

71,314

83,047

Net investment income

(10,594)

(7,429)

(19,682)

(14,371)

Change in the fair value of equity securities

23,353

(7,565)

31,104

(14,656)

Net realized investment gains

(1,413)

(304)

(1,708)

(1,502)

Other expenses (6)

503

398

899

846

Other income

(145)

(12)

(269)

(23)

Underwriting income

$ 44,146

$ 28,696

$ 81,658

$ 53,341

(6) Other expenses are comprised of interest expense on the Company's Credit Facility and corporate expenses not allocated to the Company's insurance operations.

Conference Call

Kinsale Capital Group will hold a conference call to discuss this press release on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Members of the public may access the conference call by dialing (888) 660-6493, conference ID# 3573726, or via the Internet by going to www.kinsalecapitalgroup.com and clicking on the "Investor Relations" link. A replay of the call will be available on the website until the close of business on August 26, 2022.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, such forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "believes," "seeks," "outlook," "future," "will," "would," "should," "could," "may," "can have," "prospects" or similar words. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: inadequate loss reserves to cover the Company's actual losses; inherent uncertainty of models resulting in actual losses that are materially different than the Company's estimates; adverse economic factors; a decline in the Company's financial strength rating; loss of one or more key executives; loss of a group of brokers that generate significant portions of the Company's business; failure of any of the loss limitations or exclusions the Company employs, or change in other claims or coverage issues; adverse performance of the Company's investment portfolio; adverse market conditions that affect its excess and surplus lines insurance operations; and other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

About Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance group headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, focusing on the excess and surplus lines market.

KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenues

(in thousands, except per share data)

Gross written premiums

$ 277,001

$ 194,061

$ 522,514

$ 362,937

Ceded written premiums

(34,658)

(26,308)

(63,673)

(50,886)

Net written premiums

242,343

167,753

458,841

312,051

Change in unearned premiums

(52,185)

(30,053)

(90,121)

(51,310)

Net earned premiums

190,158

137,700

368,720

260,741

Net investment income

10,594

7,429

19,682

14,371

Change in the fair value of equity securities

(23,353)

7,565

(31,104)

14,656

Net realized investment gains

1,413

304

1,708

1,502

Other income

145

12

269

23

Total revenues

178,957

153,010

359,275

291,293

Expenses

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

107,040

79,115

209,545

149,375

Underwriting, acquisition and insurance expenses

38,972

29,889

77,517

58,025

Other expenses

503

398

899

846

Total expenses

146,515

109,402

287,961

208,246

Income before income taxes

32,442

43,608

71,314

83,047

Total income tax expense

5,352

7,973

12,433

15,333

Net income

27,090

35,635

58,881

67,714

Other comprehensive (loss) income

Change in net unrealized (losses) gains on available-for-sale investments, net of taxes

(54,882)

9,583

(118,812)

(10,039)

Total comprehensive (loss) income

$ (27,792)

$ 45,218

$ (59,931)

$ 57,675

Earnings per share:

Basic

$ 1.19

$ 1.57

$ 2.59

$ 2.99

Diluted

$ 1.17

$ 1.55

$ 2.55

$ 2.94

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

Basic

22,781

22,678

22,767

22,665

Diluted

23,103

23,054

23,095

23,055

KINSALE CAPITAL GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Assets

(in thousands)

Investments:

Fixed-maturity securities at fair value

$ 1,493,074

$ 1,392,066

Equity securities at fair value

139,539

172,611

Short-term investments

10,770

Total investments

1,643,383

1,564,677

Cash and cash equivalents

120,890

121,040

Investment income due and accrued

9,539

7,658

Premiums receivable, net

97,308

71,004

Reinsurance recoverables, net

135,037

122,970

Ceded unearned premiums

38,307

33,679

Deferred policy acquisition costs, net of ceding commissions

54,806

41,968

Intangible assets

3,538

3,538

Deferred income tax asset, net

43,167

2,109

Other assets

52,144

57,012

Total assets

$ 2,198,119

$ 2,025,655

Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity

Liabilities:

Reserves for unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

$ 1,036,741

$ 881,344

Unearned premiums

442,479

347,730

Payable to reinsurers

18,870

16,112

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

15,557

23,250

Credit facility

42,759

42,696

Other liabilities

7,647

15,188

Total liabilities

1,564,053

1,326,320

Stockholders' equity

634,066

699,335

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$ 2,198,119

$ 2,025,655

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Contacts

Kinsale Capital Group, Inc.
Bryan Petrucelli
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
804-289-1272
ir@kinsalecapitalgroup.com