MAYFIELD VILLAGE, OHIO, Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Progressive Corporation (PGR) today reported the following results for October 2019:
|(millions, except per share amounts and ratios; unaudited)||2019||2018||Change|
|Net premiums written||$||3,655.7||$||3,251.4||12 %|
|Net premiums earned||$||3,507.2||$||3,110.4||13 %|
|Net income (loss) attributable to Progressive||$||304.7||$||(31.7||)||NM|
|Per share available to common shareholders1||$||0.52||$||(0.06||)||NM|
|Total pretax net realized gains (losses) on securities||$||93.6||$||(259.9||)||(136) %|
|Combined ratio||94.0||95.9||(1.9) pts.|
|Average diluted equivalent common shares1||586.9||582.8||1 %|
|NM = Not Meaningful|
|1 For October 2019, amounts are reported on a diluted basis. Since we reported a net loss in October 2018, amounts represent basic earnings per share and basic average equivalent shares as average diluted equivalent common shares were antidilutive.|
|Policies in Force|
|Agency – auto||6,949.9||6,309.9||10%|
|Direct – auto||7,774.4||6,947.2||12%|
|Total personal auto||14,724.3||13,257.1||11%|
|Total special lines||4,560.8||4,406.3||4%|
|Total Personal Lines||19,285.1||17,663.4||9%|
|Total Commercial Lines||752.9||696.2||8%|
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 our majority owned subsidiaries, American Strategic Insurance Corp. and its affiliates (ASI).
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.
Progressive October 2019 Complete Earnings Release: http://ml.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/ffc3e9ff-1e61-4e1b-9b9b-9c08245dab36