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Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2020 / Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:OXBR), a provider of reinsurance solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers, reported improved results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

2020 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Net income of $165,000 in second quarter of 2020 compared to loss of $(205,000) last year

  • Premium income rises on normalized recognition in current year

  • No losses incurred to date in 2020

  • G&A expenses continue to decline due to cost savings initiatives

  • Operations back to normal

  • Book value stands at $1.37 per common share

  • Sidecar investors in Series 2019-1 participating notes earned a 36% return

  • Operations not materially impacted by COVID-19

"We remain optimistic about the long-term prospects of our core reinsurance business as well as the prospects of the side car. In addition, we continue to evaluate additional opportunities for growth as well as diversification of risk." said Oxbridge Re Holdings President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Madhu. "We are also pleased that our sidecar investors earned a strong 36% return for the treaty year ended May 31, 2020, and we anticipate growing this portion of the business in the future," Mr. Madhu concluded.

Financial Performance

For the three months ended June 30, 2020 the Company generated net income of $165,000 or $0.03 per basic and diluted common share compared with a net loss of $205,000 or $(0.04) per basic and diluted common share in the second quarter of 2019. For the six months ended June 30, 2020 the Company incurred an improved net loss of $199,000 or ($0.03) per basic and diluted common share compared with a net loss of $351,000 or $(0.06) per basic and diluted common share in the same period last year. The improvements were due primarily to higher net realized premium earned coupled with net realized games on investments generated through the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.

Net premiums earned for the three months ended June 30, 2020 increased to $135,000 from $93,000 in the prior year. For the first six months of 2020 net premiums earned increased to $400,000 from $93,000 in the prior year. The increases are due to only one month premium being recognized through the first six months of the prior year as a result of previous accelerated premium recognition compared to normal premium recognition in 2020.

Total expenses, including policy acquisition costs and underwriting expenses and general and administrative expenses were $297,000 in the second quarter of 2020 compared to $290,000 in the second quarter of 2019. For the first six months of 2020 total expenses were $572,000, up from $554,000 last year. Policy acquisition costs increased in 2020 due to the normal recognition of policy acquisition costs during the current year compared with no recognition in the prior year due to the previous acceleration of such costs upon suffering limit losses on reinsurance contracts. General and administrative costs continued to be stable in the second quarter of 2020, and lower in the six months ended June 30, 2020, due to cost savings initiatives implemented by the Company.

At June 30, 2020, cash and cash equivalents, and restricted cash and cash equivalents, totaled $7.0 million compared with $8.0 million at December 31, 2019.

Financial Ratios

Loss ratio, which measures underwriting profitability, is the ratio of losses and loss adjustment expenses incurred to net premiums earned. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 the loss ratio was 0.0% due to no loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred to date.

Acquisition cost ratio, which measures operational efficiency, compares policy acquisition costs and other underwriting expenses with net premiums earned. The acquisition cost ratio for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 increased to 11.1% and 11.0%, respectively, from 10.8% in the same periods in 2019. The increase is due to marginally higher weighted-average acquisition costs on reinsurance contracts in force compared with the same period in 2019.

Expense ratio, which measures operating performance, compares policy acquisition costs, other underwriting expenses and general and administrative expenses with net premiums earned. The expense ratio for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 improved to 220.0% and 143.0%, respectively, from 311.8% and 595.7%, respectively, for the same periods in 2019. The improvement is due to the reduced general and administrative expenses in the current year, and a higher denominator in net premiums earned as recorded to date in 2020, when compared with the same periods in 2019.

Combined ratio, which is used to measure underwriting performance, is the sum of the loss ratio and the expense ratio. If the combined ratio is at or above 100%, underwriting is not profitable. The combined ratio for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 was 220.0% and 143.0%, respectively, compared to 311.8% and 595.7%, respectively, in 2019. The improvement is due to a higher denominator in net premiums earned and reduced total expenses in 2020 compared with the prior year.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call later today to discuss these financial results, followed by a question and answer session. President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Madhu and Chief Financial Officer Wrendon Timothy will host the call starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The live presentation can be accessed by dialing the number below or by clicking the webcast link available on the Investor Information section of the company's website at www.oxbridgere.com.

Date: August 10, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
Listen-only toll-free number: 844-602-0380
Listen-only international number: 862-298-0970

Please call the conference telephone number 10 minutes before the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact Issuer Direct at 919-481-4000 or operations@issuerdirect.com.

A replay of the call will be available by telephone after 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day of the call and via the Investor Information section of Oxbridge's website at www.oxbridgere.com until September 9, 2020.

Toll-free replay number: 877-481-4010
International replay number: 919-882-2331
Conference ID: 36473

About Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited

Oxbridge Re (www.oxbridgere.com) is a Cayman Islands exempted company that was organized in April 2013 to provide reinsurance business solutions primarily to property and casualty insurers in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Through Oxbridge Re's licensed reinsurance subsidiaries, Oxbridge Reinsurance Limited and Oxbridge RE NS, it writes fully collateralized policies to cover property losses from specified catastrophes. Oxbridge Re specializes in underwriting medium frequency, high severity risks, where it believes sufficient data exists to analyze effectively the risk/return profile of reinsurance contracts. The company's ordinary shares and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbols "OXBR" and "OXBRW," respectively. The company's ordinary shares are included in the Russell Microcap Index.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project" and other similar words and expressions are intended to signify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties are identified in the Company's filings with the SEC. The occurrence of any of these risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press release, even if the Company's expectations or any related events, conditions or circumstances change.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The pandemic has had and is expected to continue to have a significant effect on the reinsurance industry. The industry is currently being impacted by a number of factors including: uncertainties with respect to current and future losses, reduction in interest rates, equity market volatility and ongoing business and financial market impacts of an economic downturn. The insurance industry is likely to experience material losses resulting from COVID-19, which will reduce available capital and we expect will help to sustain the upward pricing trend for reinsurers that we were seeing across many lines of business before COVID-19. However, the ultimate impact on current business in force as well as risks and potential opportunities on future business remains highly uncertain.

OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share and share amounts)

At June 30,
2020

At December 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

Assets

Equity securities, at fair value (cost : $1,297 and $715 respectively)

$

949

692

Cash and cash equivalents

5,567

5,962

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

1,473

2,054

Accrued interest and dividend receivable

1

12

Premiums receivable

923

506

Deferred policy acquisition costs

100

48

Operating lease right-of-use assets

263

133

Prepayment and other assets

108

79

Property and equipment, net

19

9

Total assets

$

9,403

9,495

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Liabilities:

Notes payable

$

216

600

Unearned premiums reserve

905

440

Operating lease liabilities

263

133

Accounts payable and other liabilities

159

279

Total liabilities

1,543

1,452

Shareholders' equity:

Ordinary share capital, (par value $0.001, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 5,733,587 shares issued and outstanding)

6

6

Additional paid-in capital

32,278

32,262

Accumulated Deficit

(24,424

)

(24,225

)

Total shareholders' equity

7,860

8,043

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

9,403

9,495

OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

(expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except per share and share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

2020

2019

2020

2019

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Revenue

Assumed premiums

$

864

1,116

864

1,116

Change in unearned premiums reserve

(729

)

(1,023

)

(464

)

(1,023

)

Net premiums earned

135

93

400

93

Net investment and other income

25

64

57

128

Net realized investment gains

320

-

326

3

Change in fair value of equity securities

2

(48

)

(324

)

3

Total revenue

482

109

459

227

Expenses

Policy acquisition costs and underwriting expenses

15

10

44

10

General and administrative expenses

282

280

528

544

Total expenses

297

290

572

554

Income (loss) before income attributable to noteholders

$

185

(181

)

(113

)

(327

)

Income attributable to noteholders

(20

)

(24

)

(86

)

(24

)

Net income (loss)

$

165

(205

)

(199

)

(351

)

Earnings (Loss) per share

Basic and Diluted

$

0.03

(0.04

)

(0.03

)

(0.06

)

Dividends paid per share

$

-

-

-

-

SOURCE: Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited



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