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Palomar Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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LA JOLLA, Calif., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palomar Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLMR) (“Palomar” or “Company”) reported net income of $16.6 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021 as compared to $11.8 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted net income(1) was $19.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021 as compared to $12.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020.

First Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Gross written premiums increased by 44.9% to $103.6 million compared to $71.5 million in the first quarter of 2020

  • Net income increased by 41.2% to $16.6 million compared to $11.8 million in the first quarter of 2020

  • Adjusted net income(1) increased by 56.5% to $19.3 million compared to $12.3 million in the first quarter of 2020

  • Total loss ratio of negative 9.4% compared to 5.4% in the first quarter of 2020

  • Combined ratio of 60.4% compared to 63.6% in the first quarter of 2020

  • Adjusted combined ratio(1) of 53.3%, compared to 61.6% in the first quarter of 2020

  • Annualized return on equity of 18.0%, compared to 19.7% in the first quarter of 2020

  • Annualized adjusted return on equity(1) of 20.8%, compared to 20.6% in the first quarter of 2020

(1) See discussion of “Non-GAAP and Key Performance Indicators” below.

“As we exited 2020, the Palomar team felt we had considerable momentum in our business; the strong growth in the first quarter of 2021 confirmed this belief. During the quarter we generated gross written premium growth of 45% while also executing upon new and existing underwriting actions that we believe will translate into attractive risk adjusted returns and earnings predictability,” commented Mac Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our strong top line results were led by our earthquake products, which in the case of the commercial offerings grew 96% year-over-year and 25% in the case of our Residential Earthquake offerings. Additionally, new products continued to gather momentum and grow at exceptional rates; most notably, our Inland Marine products grew 315% year-over-year. The traction we gained across our entire portfolio continues to validate our specialty insurance offerings. Lastly, our E&S carrier, Palomar Excess and Surplus Insurance Company, better known as PESIC, grew rapidly, approaching $100 million in annualized gross written premiums in just its second full quarter of operation. PESIC continues to provide opportunities to extend the reach of our existing products and expand our addressable market.”

Mr. Armstrong continued, “In addition to our focus on delivering strong top-line growth, we also started 2021 acutely focused on generating consistent earnings. Beyond underwriting changes, rate increases and winding-down certain unprofitable segments of the business, we made notable enhancements to our robust risk transfer strategy. Specifically, we successfully placed $25 million of aggregate excess of loss reinsurance limit during the quarter. The net effect of this new reinsurance facility is that it puts a floor on our operating results should we experience severe catastrophe activity levels like those in 2020. While we aim to grow and capture an increasing share of our significant market opportunity, we must also prudently protect our balance sheet and earnings. The first quarter is a stellar demonstration of this approach. Looking ahead, we believe we have made the necessary adjustments to position the Company for continued success and we are excited about the multiple avenues for profitable growth in 2021 and beyond.”

Underwriting Results
Gross written premiums increased 44.9% to $103.6 million compared to $71.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, while net earned premiums increased 35.2% compared to the prior year’s first quarter. During the quarter, Winter Storm Uri (“Uri”) caused the Company to incur additional reinsurance charges related to the reinstatement of its reinsurance program. For the first half of 2021, Uri will result in a net underwriting loss of approximately $1.0 million comprised of approximately $4.0 million of additional reinsurance expense in the first quarter of 2021 and similar additional reinsurance expense in the second quarter of 2021 partially offset by negative net losses in the first quarter of 2021.

Losses and loss adjustment expenses for the first quarter were negative $4.4 million due to attritional losses of $5.2 million offset by $2.4 million of favorable prior year development on 2020 catastrophe losses and reinsurance recoveries. The loss ratio for the quarter was negative 9.4%, including an attritional loss ratio of 11.1%, compared to a loss ratio of 5.4% during the same period last year comprised entirely of attritional losses. Non-catastrophe losses increased mainly due to growth of lines of business subject to attritional losses such as Specialty Homeowners, Flood, and Inland Marine.

Underwriting income(1) was $18.6 million resulting in a combined ratio of 60.4% compared to underwriting income of $12.7 million and a combined ratio of 63.6% during the same period last year. The first quarter of 2021 results include certain expenses related to the Company’s transactions and stock offerings, stock-based compensation, amortization of intangibles, and catastrophe bond issuances. The first quarter of 2020 results include certain expenses related to the Company’s transactions and stock offerings and stock-based compensation. Without these items, the Company’s adjusted combined ratio(1) was 53.3% in the first quarter compared to 61.6% during the same period last year.

Investment Results
Net investment income increased by 9.0% to $2.2 million compared to $2.0 million in the prior year’s first quarter. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to a higher average balance of investments held during the three months ended March 31, 2021, offset by lower yields on invested assets. Funds are generally invested conservatively in high quality securities, including government agency, asset and mortgage-backed securities, municipal and corporate bonds with an average credit quality of "A1/A". The weighted average duration of the fixed-maturity investment portfolio, including cash equivalents, was 3.97 years at March 31, 2021. Cash and invested assets totaled $436.7 million at March 31, 2021. During the current year first quarter, the Company recognized realized and unrealized losses of $739 thousand due to unrealized losses on fixed income based equity securities as compared to realized and unrealized gains of $440 thousand gain in last year’s first quarter.

Tax Rate
The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was 17.3% compared to 22.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2020. For the current quarter, the Company’s income tax rate differed from the statutory rate due to the tax impact of the permanent component of employee stock option exercises.

Stockholders’ Equity and Returns
Stockholders' equity was $376.4 million at March 31, 2021, compared to $363.7 million at December 31, 2020. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company’s annualized return on equity(1) was 18.0% compared to 19.7% for the same period last year while annualized adjusted return on equity was 20.8% compared to 20.6% for the same period last year.

Full Year 2021 Outlook
For the full year 2021, the Company expects to achieve adjusted net income of $64 million to $69 million, which considers the impact of Winter Storm Uri.

Conference Call
As previously announced, Palomar will host a conference call May 6, 2021, to discuss its first quarter 2021 results at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). The conference call can be accessed by dialing 1-877-423-9813 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8573 (international) and asking for the Palomar First Quarter 2021 Earnings Call. A telephonic replay will be available approximately two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921, or for international callers 1-412-317-6671 and providing the access code 13719028. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on May 13, 2021.

Interested investors and other parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto the investor relations section of the Company’s website at https://ir.plmr.com/. The online replay will remain available for a limited time beginning immediately following the call.

About Palomar Holdings, Inc.
Palomar Holdings, Inc. is the holding company of subsidiaries Palomar Specialty Insurance Company (“PSIC”), Palomar Specialty Reinsurance Company Bermuda Ltd., Palomar Insurance Agency, Inc. and Palomar Excess and Surplus Insurance Company. Palomar is an innovative insurer that focuses on the provision of specialty insurance for residential and commercial clients. Palomar’s underwriting and analytical expertise allow it to concentrate on certain markets that it believes are underserved by other insurance companies, such as the markets for earthquake, hurricane and flood insurance. Palomar’s principal insurance subsidiary, Palomar Specialty Insurance Company, is an admitted carrier in 32 states and has an A.M. Best financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent).

To learn more, visit PLMR.com

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Non-GAAP and Key Performance Indicators
Palomar discusses certain key performance indicators, described below, which provide useful information about the Company’s business and the operational factors underlying the Company’s financial performance.

Underwriting revenue is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as total revenue, excluding net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of total revenue calculated in accordance with GAAP to underwriting revenue.

Underwriting income is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as income before income taxes excluding net investment income and net realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of income before income taxes calculated in accordance with GAAP to underwriting income.

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as net income excluding the impact of certain items that may not be indicative of underlying business trends, operating results, or future outlook, net of tax impact. Palomar calculates the tax impact only on adjustments which would be included in calculating the Company’s income tax expense using the estimated tax rate at which the company received a deduction for these adjustments. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of net income calculated in accordance with GAAP to adjusted net income.

Return on equity is net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period.

Adjusted return on equity is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as adjusted net income expressed on an annualized basis as a percentage of average beginning and ending stockholders’ equity during the period. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of return on equity calculated using unadjusted GAAP numbers to adjusted return on equity.

Loss ratio, expressed as a percentage, is the ratio of losses and loss adjustment expenses, to net earned premiums.

Expense ratio, expressed as a percentage, is the ratio of acquisition and other underwriting expenses, net of commission and other income to net earned premiums.

Combined ratio is defined as the sum of the loss ratio and the expense ratio. A combined ratio under 100% generally indicates an underwriting profit. A combined ratio over 100% generally indicates an underwriting loss.

Adjusted combined ratio is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as the sum of the loss ratio and the expense ratio calculated excluding the impact of certain items that may not be indicative of underlying business trends, operating results, or future outlook. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of combined ratio calculated using unadjusted GAAP numbers to adjusted combined ratio.

Diluted adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as adjusted net income divided by the weighted-average common shares outstanding for the period, reflecting the dilution which could occur if equity-based awards are converted into common share equivalents as calculated using the treasury stock method. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of diluted earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP to diluted adjusted earnings per share.

Catastrophe loss ratio is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as the ratio of catastrophe losses to net earned premiums. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of loss ratio calculated using unadjusted GAAP numbers to catastrophe loss ratio.

Adjusted combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as adjusted combined ratio excluding the impact of catastrophe losses. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of combined ratio calculated using unadjusted GAAP numbers to adjusted combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses.

Tangible stockholders’ equity is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as stockholders’ equity less intangible assets. See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of stockholders’ equity calculated in accordance with GAAP to tangible stockholders’ equity.

Safe Harbor Statement
Palomar cautions you that statements contained in this press release may regard matters that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the company’s current beliefs and expectations. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Palomar that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business. The forward-looking statements are typically, but not always, identified through use of the words "believe," "expect," "enable," "may," "will," "could," "intends," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "predict," "probable," "potential," "possible," "should," "continue," and other words of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations contained in forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including unexpected expenditures and costs, unexpected results or delays in development and regulatory review, regulatory approval requirements, the frequency and severity of adverse events and competitive conditions. These and other factors that may result in differences are discussed in greater detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, which is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contact
Media Inquiries
Sarah Flocken
1-240-630-0316
sarah@conwaymarketinggroup.com

Investor Relations
Shannon Devine
1-619-771-1743
investors@plmr.com

Source: Palomar Holdings, Inc.

Summary of Operating Results

The following table summarizes the Company’s results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

Three months ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Change

% Change

($ in thousands, except per share data)

Gross written premiums

$

103,577

71,494

$

32,083

44.9

%

Ceded written premiums

(43,364)

(29,495)

(13,869)

47.0

%

Net written premiums

60,213

41,999

18,214

43.4

%

Net earned premiums

47,053

34,806

12,247

35.2

%

Commission and other income

711

738

(27)

(3.7)

%

Total underwriting revenue (1)

47,764

35,544

12,220

34.4

%

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

(4,423)

1,863

(6,286)

(337.4)

%

Acquisition expenses

19,313

13,046

6,267

48.0

%

Other underwriting expenses

14,248

7,951

6,297

79.2

%

Underwriting income (1)

18,626

12,684

5,942

46.8

%

Net investment income

2,219

2,035

184

9.0

%

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

(739)

440

(1,179)

(268.0)

%

Income before income taxes

20,106

15,159

4,947

32.6

%

Income tax expense

3,476

3,384

92

2.7

%

Net income

$

16,630

$

11,775

$

4,855

41.2

%

Adjustments:

Expenses associated with transactions and stock offerings

410

253

157

NM

Stock-based compensation expense

938

442

496

NM

Amortization of intangibles

337

337

NM

Expenses associated with catastrophe bond, net of rebate

1,683

1,683

NM

Tax impact

(712)

(149)

(563)

NM

Adjusted net income (1)

$

19,286

$

12,321

$

6,965

56.5

%

Key Financial and Operating Metrics

Annualized return on equity

18.0

%

19.7

%

Annualized adjusted return on equity (1)

20.8

%

20.6

%

Loss ratio

(9.4)

%

5.4

%

Expense ratio

69.8

%

58.2

%

Combined ratio

60.4

%

63.6

%

Adjusted combined ratio (1)

53.3

%

61.6

%

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.63

$

0.48

Diluted adjusted earnings per share (1)

$

0.73

$

0.50

Catastrophe losses

$

(9,631)

$

Catastrophe loss ratio (1)

(20.5)

%

%

Adjusted combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses (1)

73.7

%

61.6

%

NM- not meaningful

(1)- Indicates non-GAAP financial measure, see “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Condensed Consolidated Balance sheets

Palomar Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(in thousands, except shares and par value data)

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

(Unaudited)

Assets

Investments:

Fixed maturity securities available for sale, at fair value (amortized cost: $393,419 in 2021; $381,279 in 2020)

$

402,281

$

397,987

Equity securities, at fair value (cost: $10,102 in 2021; $22,291 in 2020)

10,535

24,322

Total investments

412,816

422,309

Cash and cash equivalents

23,577

33,538

Restricted cash

271

248

Accrued investment income

2,501

2,545

Premium receivable

50,205

48,842

Deferred policy acquisition costs

39,465

35,481

Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses and loss adjustment expenses

188,448

94,566

Reinsurance recoverable on paid losses and loss adjustment expenses

29,162

10,162

Ceded unearned premiums

34,156

35,031

Prepaid expenses and other assets

33,402

34,119

Property and equipment, net

677

739

Intangible assets, net

11,186

11,512

Total assets

$

825,866

$

729,092

Liabilities and stockholders' equity

Liabilities:

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

$

19,574

$

20,730

Reserve for losses and loss adjustment expenses

207,464

129,036

Unearned premiums

195,773

183,489

Ceded premium payable

17,740

22,233

Funds held under reinsurance treaty

5,750

4,515

Deferred tax liabilities, net

3,183

5,376

Total liabilities

449,484

365,379

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 25,589,750 and 25,525,796 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

3

3

Additional paid-in capital

312,745

310,507

Accumulated other comprehensive income

7,047

13,246

Retained earnings

56,587

39,957

Total stockholders' equity

376,382

363,713

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

825,866

$

729,092

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement

Palomar Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except shares and per share data)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Revenues:

Gross written premiums

$

103,577

$

71,494

Ceded written premiums

(43,364)

(29,495)

Net written premiums

60,213

41,999

Change in unearned premiums

(13,160)

(7,193)

Net earned premiums

47,053

34,806

Net investment income

2,219

2,035

Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments

(739)

440

Commission and other income

711

738

Total revenues

49,244

38,019

Expenses:

Losses and loss adjustment expenses

(4,423)

1,863

Acquisition expenses

19,313

13,046

Other underwriting expenses (includes stock-based compensation of $938 and $442 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively)

14,248

7,951

Total expenses

29,138

22,860

Income before income taxes

20,106

15,159

Income tax expense

3,476

3,384

Net income

16,630

11,775

Other comprehensive income, net:

Net unrealized losses on securities available for sale for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively

(6,199)

(5,833)

Net comprehensive income

$

10,431

$

5,942

Per Share Data:

Basic earnings per share

$

0.65

$

0.49

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.63

$

0.48

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic

25,552,629

24,119,263

Diluted

26,256,281

24,778,608

Underwriting Segment Data

The Company has a single reportable segment and offers primarily earthquake, wind, inland marine, and flood insurance products. Gross written premiums (GWP) by product and location are presented below:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

% of

% of

%

Amount

GWP

Amount

GWP

Change

Change

Product

Residential Earthquake

$

35,898

34.7

%

$

28,756

40.2

%

$

7,142

24.8

%

Commercial Earthquake

21,277

20.5

%

10,848

15.2

%

10,429

96.1

%

Specialty Homeowners

14,002

13.5

%

9,845

13.8

%

4,157

42.2

%

Commercial All Risk

8,190

7.9

%

12,456

17.4

%

(4,266)

(34.2)

%

Inland Marine

7,834

7.6

%

1,890

2.6

%

5,944

314.5

%

Hawaii Hurricane

6,137

5.9

%

2,695

3.8

%

3,442

127.7

%

Residential Flood

2,283

2.2

%

1,526

2.1

%

757

49.6

%

Other

7,956

7.7

%

3,478

4.9

%

4,478

128.8

%

Total Gross Written Premiums

$

103,577

100.0

%

$

71,494

100.0

%

$

32,083

44.9

%

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, PSIC accounted for $79.8 million or approximately 77% of our gross written premiums and PESIC accounted for $23.8 million or approximately 23% of our gross written premiums.

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

% of

% of

Amount

GWP

Amount

GWP

State

California

$

50,502

48.8

%

$

32,751

45.8

%

Texas

11,054

10.7

%

15,791

22.1

%

Hawaii

6,920

6.7

%

3,052

4.3

%

Florida

6,058

5.8

%

0.0

%

Washington

4,088

3.9

%

2,606

3.6

%

North Carolina

3,888

3.8

%

1,684

2.4

%

Oregon

2,904

2.8

%

2,097

2.9

%

Illinois

2,522

2.4

%

1,147

1.6

%

Other

15,641

15.1

%

12,366

17.3

%

Total Gross Written Premiums

$

103,577

100.0

%

$

71,494

100.0

%

Gross and net earned premiums
The table below shows the amount of premiums the Company earned on a gross and net basis and the Company’s net earned premiums as a percentage of gross earned premiums for each period presented:

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Change

% Change

($ in thousands)

Gross earned premiums

$

91,293

$

64,974

$

26,319

40.5

%

Ceded earned premiums

(44,240)

(30,168)

(14,072)

46.6

%

Net earned premiums

$

47,053

$

34,806

$

12,247

35.2

%

Net earned premium ratio

51.5%

53.6%

Loss detail

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Change

% Change

($ in thousands)

Catastrophe losses

$

(9,631)

$

$

(9,631)

NM

Non-catastrophe losses

5,208

1,863

3,345

179.5

%

Total losses and loss adjustment expenses

$

(4,423)

$

1,863

$

(6,286)

(337.4)

%

NM- not meaningful

The following table represents a reconciliation of changes in the ending reserve balances for losses and loss adjustment expenses:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Reserve for losses and LAE net of reinsurance recoverables at beginning of period

$

34,470

$

3,869

Add: Incurred losses and LAE, net of reinsurance, related to:

Current year

(1,696)

2,179

Prior years

(2,727)

(316)

Total incurred

(4,423)

1,863

Deduct: Loss and LAE payments, net of reinsurance, related to:

Current year

1,680

351

Prior years

9,351

883

Total payments

11,031

1,234

Reserve for losses and LAE net of reinsurance recoverables at end of period

19,016

4,498

Add: Reinsurance recoverables on unpaid losses and LAE at end of period

188,448

13,854

Reserve for losses and LAE gross of reinsurance recoverables on unpaid losses and LAE at end of period

$

207,464

$

18,352

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Non-GAAP financial measures discussed above reconcile to their most comparable GAAP measures as follows:

Underwriting revenue

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Total revenue

$

49,244

$

38,019

Net investment income

(2,219)

(2,035)

Net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments

739

(440)

Underwriting revenue

$

47,764

$

35,544

Underwriting income

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Income before income taxes

$

20,106

$

15,159

Net investment income

(2,219)

(2,035)

Net realized and unrealized (gains) losses on investments

739

(440)

Underwriting income

$

18,626

$

12,684

Adjusted net income

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Net income

$

16,630

$

11,775

Adjustments:

Expenses associated with transactions and stock offerings

410

253

Stock-based compensation expense

938

442

Amortization of intangibles

337

Expenses associated with catastrophe bond, net of rebate

1,683

Tax impact

(712)

(149)

Adjusted net income

$

19,286

$

12,321

Adjusted return on equity

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

Annualized adjusted net income

$

77,144

$

49,284

Average stockholders' equity

$

370,048

$

239,688

Annualized adjusted return on equity

20.8

%

20.6

%

Adjusted combined ratio

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

Numerator: Sum of losses and loss adjustment expenses, acquisition expenses, and other underwriting expenses, net of commission and other income

$

28,427

$

22,122

Denominator: Net earned premiums

$

47,053

$

34,806

Combined ratio

60.4

%

63.6

%

Adjustments to numerator:

Expenses associated with transactions and stock offerings

$

(410)

$

(253)

Stock-based compensation expense

(938)

(442)

Amortization of intangibles

(337)

Expenses associated with catastrophe bond, net of rebate

(1,683)

Adjusted combined ratio

53.3

%

61.6

%

Diluted adjusted earnings per share

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands, except per share data)

Adjusted net income

$

19,286

$

12,321

Weighted-average common shares outstanding, diluted

26,256,281

24,778,608

Diluted adjusted earnings per share

$

0.73

$

0.50

Catastrophe loss ratio

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

Numerator: Losses and loss adjustment expenses

$

(4,423)

$

1,863

Denominator: Net earned premiums

$

47,053

$

34,806

Loss ratio

(9.4)

%

5.4

%

Numerator: Catastrophe losses

$

(9,631)

$

Denominator: Net earned premiums

$

47,053

$

34,806

Catastrophe loss ratio

(20.5)

%

0.0

%

Adjusted combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

($ in thousands)

Numerator: Sum of losses and loss adjustment expenses, acquisition expenses, and other underwriting expenses, net of commission and other income

$

28,427

$

22,122

Denominator: Net earned premiums

$

47,053

$

34,806

Combined ratio

60.4

%

63.6

%

Adjustments to numerator:

Expenses associated with transactions and stock offerings

$

(410)

$

(253)

Stock-based compensation expense

(938)

(442)

Amortization of intangibles

(337)

Expenses associated with catastrophe bond, net of rebate

(1,683)

Catastrophe losses

9,631

Adjusted combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

73.7

%

61.6

%

Tangible Stockholders’ equity



March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

(in thousands)

Stockholders' equity

$

376,382

$

363,713

Intangible assets

(11,186)

(11,512)

Tangible stockholders' equity

$

365,196

$

352,201