MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO - September 13, 2018 -- The Progressive Corporation (PGR) today reported the following results for August 2018:
|(millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited)||August||August||Change|
|Net premiums written||$||2,591.3||$||2,211.8||17 %|
|Net premiums earned||$||2,453.2||$||2,019.6||21 %|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Progressive||$||274.7||$||(16.8)||NM|
|Per share available to common shareholders1||$||0.46||$||(0.03)||NM|
|Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities||$||76.4||$||(11.7)||NM|
|Combined ratio||92.3||103.8||(11.5) pts.|
|Average equivalent common shares1||586.5||581.4||1 %|
NM= Not Meaningful
1For 2018, amounts are presented on a dilutive basis; however, for 2017 basic earnings per common share and average basic common shares outstanding are disclosed since we reported a net loss for August 2017, and the calculated diluted earnings per common share was antidilutive.
|Policies in Force|
|Agency - auto||6,209.9||5,463.9||14 %|
|Direct - auto||6,808.8||5,819.1||17 %|
|Total personal auto||13,018.7||11,283.0||15 %|
|Total special lines||4,419.9||4,391.3||1 %|
|Total Personal Lines||17,438.6||15,674.3||11 %|
|Total Commercial Lines||688.8||634.0||9 %|
|Property business||1,839.1||1,349.0||36 %|
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever and however it`s most convenient - online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.
Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.
Progressive is the third largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners insurance carriers.
Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot®, and HomeQuote Explorer®.
The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.
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