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Third Point Re Reports Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Results

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Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders of $54.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share

HAMILTON, Bermuda, — Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. (“Third Point Re” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TPRE) today announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

 

Third Point Re reported net income available to common shareholders of $54.7 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to $72.1 million, or $0.68 per diluted common share, for the three months ended September 30, 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, Third Point Re reported net income available to common shareholders of $233.4 million, or $2.22 per diluted common share, compared to $74.3 million, or $0.70 per diluted common share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, diluted book value per share increased by $0.50 per share, or 3.4%, to $15.24 per share as of September 30, 2017, from $14.74 per share as of June 30, 2017. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, diluted book value per share increased by $2.08 per share, or 15.8%, to $15.24 per share from $13.16per share as of December 31, 2016.

“Our strong performance for 2017 continued through the third quarter with a return on beginning shareholders’ equity of 3.5%, bringing our nine month return to 16.8%,” commented Rob Bredahl, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our investment manager, Third Point LLC continues to have a great year and has generated an investment return of 14.6% through the first nine months of the year and 17.6% through October 2017. We reported a combined ratio of 111.9% for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, which included $5.3 million, or 5.0 percentage points on our combined ratio, related to third quarter catastrophes. The small net loss from these events was within expectations given our limited exposure and reflects our decision to avoid highly volatile forms of reinsurance such as catastrophe excess of loss treaties.”

The following table shows certain key financial metrics for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016:

 

 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,
 2017

 

September 30,
 2016

 

September 30,
 2017

 

September 30,
 2016

 

($ in millions, except for per share data and ratios)

Gross premiums written

$

174.5

  

$

142.6

  

$

477.5

  

$

536.6

 

Net premiums earned

$

106.0

  

$

128.2

  

$

417.5

  

$

398.1

 

Net underwriting loss (1)

$

(12.6)

  

$

(8.3)

  

$

(33.3)

  

$

(40.5)

 

Combined ratio (1)

111.9

%

 

106.5

%

 

108.0

%

 

110.2

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

3.6

%

 

4.0

%

 

14.6

%

 

6.0

%

Net investment income

$

89.0

  

$

88.4

  

$

324.8

  

$

134.6

 

Net investment income on float (2)

$

26.5

  

$

22.0

  

$

93.9

  

$

32.9

 

Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

54.7

  

$

72.1

  

$

233.4

  

$

74.3

 

Diluted earnings per share available to Third Point Re common 
shareholders

$

0.52

  

$

0.68

  

$

2.22

  

$

0.70

 

Change in diluted book value per share (2)

3.4

%

 

5.2

%

 

15.8

%

 

5.4

%

Return on beginning shareholders’ equity (2)

3.5

%

 

5.2

%

 

16.8

%

 

5.4

%

Net investments managed by Third Point LLC (3)

$

2,525.0

  

$

2,191.6

  

$

2,525.0

  

$

2,191.6

 

Invested asset leverage (3)

1.57

  

1.55

  

1.57

  

1.55

 

ear comparatives represent amounts as of December 31, 2016.

 

Segment Highlights

Property and Casualty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written increased by $32.0 million, or 22.4%, to $174.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 from $142.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Gross premiums written decreased by $59.1 million, or 11.0%, to $477.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 from $536.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

The increase for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the period year period was primarily due to new contracts, partially offset by timing differences. The decrease for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the prior year period was primarily due to contracts that we did not renew as a result of underlying terms and conditions, lower premium adjustments in the current year period and other timing differences partially offset by new premium.

The decrease in net premiums earned in the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016 was primarily due to a lower in-force underwriting portfolio. The increase in net premiums earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was primarily due to $85.6 million of new retroactive exposures assumed in reinsurance contracts, which was fully earned when written, partially offset by a lower in-force underwriting portfolio. We did not write any retroactive reinsurance contracts in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

The net underwriting loss and combined ratio for the three months ended September 30, 2017 included $5.3 million, or 5.0 percentage points, related to third quarter catastrophes.  There was an insignificant impact on our net underwriting result from changes in estimates of prior years’ loss reserves, net of the related impact of acquisition costs, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

The net underwriting loss and combined ratio for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 did not include any impact of catastrophe losses. There was an insignificant impact on our net underwriting result from changes in estimates of prior years’ loss reserves, net of the related impact of acquisition costs, for the three months ended September 30, 2016. The nine months ended September 30, 2016 included increases of $12.5 million in net underwriting loss from changes in estimates of prior years’ reserves, net of related impact of acquisition costs.

Investments

The return on investments managed by Third Point LLC by strategy for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 was as follows:

 

 

Three months ended

 

September 30, 2017

 

September 30, 2016

 

Long

 

Short

 

Net

 

Long

 

Short

 

Net

Equity

3.5

%

 

(0.9)

%

 

2.6

%

 

4.1

%

 

(2.2)

%

 

1.9

%

Credit

0.5

%

 

(0.1)

%

 

0.4

%

 

2.1

%

 

(0.1)

%

 

2.0

%

Other

0.9

%

 

(0.3)

%

 

0.6

%

 

0.2

%

 

(0.1)

%

 

0.1

%

Net investment return on investments 
managed by Third Point LLC

4.9

%

 

(1.3)

%

 

3.6

%

 

6.4

%

 

(2.4)

%

 

4.0

%

            
 

Nine months ended

 

September 30, 2017

 

September 30, 2016

 

Long

 

Short

 

Net

 

Long

 

Short

 

Net

Equity

16.8

%

 

(3.0)

%

 

13.8

%

 

3.8

%

 

(2.5)

%

 

1.3

%

Credit

0.6

%

 

(0.5)

%

 

0.1

%

 

6.5

%

 

(0.7)

%

 

5.8

%

Other

1.9

%

 

(1.2)

%

 

0.7

%

 

0.1

%

 

(1.2)

%

 

(1.1)

%

Net investment return on investments 
managed by Third Point LLC

19.3

%

 

(4.7)

%

 

14.6

%

 

10.4

%

 

(4.4)

%

 

6.0

%

For the three months ended September 30, 2017, the investment portfolio generated positive net returns from each investment strategy with equities remaining the strongest performing strategy for the quarter.  Gains generated from long investments in every sector except consumer were partially offset by losses in the short portfolios for most sectors as well as market hedges.  Performance was primarily attributable to long activist or long-term growth investments in the industrials, healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors.  Within credit, long sovereign investments in Latin America and U.S.-based structured credit positions drove gains.  Exposure in the other strategy remains modest and positive returns from long risk arbitrage, currency, private and macroeconomic portfolios were partially offset by losses in the corresponding short portfolios. 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the net investment results were primarily attributable to our equity portfolio.  Within equities, the investment account saw positive net returns from every sector led by healthcare, industrials, consumer and technology, media and telecommunications.  The long portfolio added meaningful returns while the short portfolio generated alpha amidst a strong broader market backdrop.  Within credit, gains in each sub-strategy on the long side were partially offset by negative performance by the short performing credit book.  Positive returns from risk arbitrage, private and currency investments negated modest detraction from macroeconomic hedges in the other strategy.

Board of Director Changes

In a separate press release, Third Point Re also today announced that John Berger, Chairman, will be stepping down from the Board effective December 22, 2017Steven Fass, a current Board Director, will succeed Mr. Berger as interim Chairman. Rob Bredahl, President and Chief Executive Officer, will replace Mr. Berger on the Board as of December 22, 2017. The Board would like to thank Mr. Berger for his work as Chairman and he leaves with their best wishes.  John was instrumental in the formation of Third Point Re and the Board sincerely appreciates all of Mr. Berger’s hard work in getting Third Point Re to its current position.

Share Repurchase Program

During the three months ended September 30, 2017, we did not repurchase any of our common shares.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we repurchased 3,300,152 of our common shares in the open market for $40.9 million at a weighted average cost, including commissions, of $12.38 per share. Common shares repurchased were not canceled and are classified as treasury shares.

As of September 30, 2017, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to an aggregate of $51.7 million of additional common shares under its share repurchase program.

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2017 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2017. The call will be webcast live over the Internet from the Company’s website at www.thirdpointre.bm under “Investors”. Participants should follow the instructions provided on the website to download and install any necessary audio applications. The conference call is also available by dialing 1-877-407-0789 (domestic) or 1-201-689-8562 (international). Participants should ask for the Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. third quarter earnings conference call.

A replay of the live conference call will be available approximately three hours after the call. The replay will be available on the Company’s website or by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (domestic) or 1-412-317-6671 (international) and entering the replay passcode 13671485. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on November 16, 2017.

Safe Harbor Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond the Company’s control. The Company cautions you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “comfortable with,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from the Company’s expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: (i) fluctuation in results of operations; (ii) more established competitors; (iii) losses exceeding reserves; (iv) downgrades or withdrawal of ratings by rating agencies; (v) dependence on key executives; (vi) dependence on letter of credit facilities that may not be available on commercially acceptable terms; (vii) dependence on financing available through our investment accounts to secure letters of credit and collateral for reinsurance contracts; (viii) potential inability to pay dividends; (ix) inability to service our indebtedness; (x) limited cash flow and liquidity due to our indebtedness; (xi) unavailability of capital in the future; (xii) fluctuations in market price of our common shares; (xiii) dependence on clients’ evaluations of risks associated with such clients’ insurance underwriting; (xiv) suspension or revocation of our  reinsurance licenses; (xv) potentially being deemed an investment company under U.S. federal securities law; (xvi) potential characterization of Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and/or Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. (“Third Point Re BDA”) as a passive foreign investment company; (xvii) future strategic transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, merger or joint ventures; (xviii) dependence on Third Point LLC to implement our investment strategy; (xix) termination by Third Point LLC of our investment management agreements; (xx) risks associated with our investment strategy being greater than those faced by competitors; (xxi) increased regulation or scrutiny of alternative investment advisers affecting our reputation; (xxii) Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and/or Third Point Re BDA potentially becoming subject to U.S. federal income taxation, including as a result of the bill currently proposed in the U.S House of Representatives; (xxiii) potentially becoming subject to U.S. withholding and information reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act; (xxiv) changes in Bermuda or other law and regulation that may have an adverse impact on our operations; and (xxv) other risks and factors listed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic and current disclosures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Financial Metrics

In presenting Third Point Re’s results, management has included financial measures that are not calculated under standards or rules that comprise accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP). Such measures, including net investment income on float, book value per share, diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders’ equity, are referred to as non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures may be defined or calculated differently by other companies. Management believes these measures allow for a more complete understanding of the underlying business. These measures are used to monitor our results and should not be viewed as a substitute for those determined in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such measures to the most comparable GAAP figures are included in the attached financial information in accordance with Regulation G.

About the Company

The Company is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Third Point Re BDA and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. (“Third Point Re USA“), writes property and casualty reinsurance business. Third Point Re BDA and Third Point Re USA each have an “A-” (Excellent) financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company, Inc.

Contact

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.
Manoj Gupta – Head of Investor Relations and Business Development
[email protected]
+1 441-542-3333

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

As of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016

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

 
  

September 30,
 2017

 

December 31,
 2016

Assets

    

Equity securities, trading, at fair value (cost – $1,676,001; 2016 – $1,385,866)

 

$

2,017,463

  

$

1,506,854

 

Debt securities, trading, at fair value (cost – $676,972; 2016 – $1,036,716)

 

656,118

  

1,057,957

 

Other investments, at fair value

 

30,932

  

82,701

 

Total investments in securities

 

2,704,513

  

2,647,512

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

6,434

  

9,951

 

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

 

477,362

  

298,940

 

Due from brokers

 

387,786

  

284,591

 

Derivative assets, at fair value

 

75,781

  

27,432

 

Interest and dividends receivable

 

4,210

  

6,505

 

Reinsurance balances receivable

 

478,206

  

381,951

 

Deferred acquisition costs, net

 

223,091

  

221,618

 

Other assets

 

11,464

  

17,144

 

Total assets

 

$

4,368,847

  

$

3,895,644

 

Liabilities

    

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

24,580

  

$

10,321

 

Reinsurance balances payable

 

54,654

  

43,171

 

Deposit liabilities

 

126,491

  

104,905

 

Unearned premium reserves

 

615,375

  

557,076

 

Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves

 

699,369

  

605,129

 

Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

 

405,845

  

92,668

 

Due to brokers

 

602,230

  

899,601

 

Derivative liabilities, at fair value

 

17,280

  

16,050

 

Performance fee payable to related party

 

73,210

  

 

Interest and dividends payable

 

1,917

  

3,443

 

Senior notes payable, net of deferred costs

 

113,688

  

113,555

 

Total liabilities

 

2,734,639

  

2,445,919

 

Commitments and contingent liabilities

    

Redeemable noncontrolling interests in related party (1)

 

16,813

  

 

Shareholders’ equity

    

Preference shares (par value $0.10; authorized, 30,000,000; none issued)

 

  

 

Common shares (par value $0.10; authorized, 300,000,000; issued and outstanding, 107,383,405 (2016 – 106,501,299))

 

10,738

  

10,650

 

Treasury shares (3,944,920 shares (2016 – 644,768 shares))

 

(48,253)

  

(7,389)

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,099,998

  

1,094,568

 

Retained earnings

 

549,671

  

316,222

 

Shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders

 

1,612,154

  

1,414,051

 

Noncontrolling interests in related party (1)

 

5,241

  

35,674

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

1,617,395

  

1,449,725

 

Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and shareholders’ equity

 

$

4,368,847

  

$

3,895,644

 

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016

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

 
 

Three months ended

 

Nine months ended

 

September 30,
 2017

 

September 30,
 2016

 

September 30,
 2017

 

September 30,
 2016

Revenues

       

Gross premiums written

$

174,539

  

$

142,573

  

$

477,457

  

$

536,595

 

Gross premiums ceded

  

(927)

  

(2,550)

  

(2,352)

 

Net premiums written

174,539

  

141,646

  

474,907

  

534,243

 

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(68,564)

  

(13,463)

  

(57,365)

  

(136,136)

 

Net premiums earned

105,975

  

128,183

  

417,542

  

398,107

 

Net investment income before management and performance fees to 
related parties

119,516

  

121,208

  

427,982

  

191,084

 

Management and performance fees to related parties

(30,548)

  

(32,852)

  

(103,179)

  

(56,492)

 

Net investment income

88,968

  

88,356

  

324,803

  

134,592

 

Total revenues

194,943

  

216,539

  

742,345

  

532,699

 

Expenses

       

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

77,275

  

85,015

  

270,549

  

273,822

 

Acquisition costs, net

33,974

  

45,127

  

157,067

  

145,296

 

General and administrative expenses

13,218

  

12,354

  

38,804

  

33,885

 

Other expenses

3,846

  

347

  

8,852

  

6,226

 

Interest expense

2,074

  

2,069

  

6,151

  

6,163

 

Foreign exchange (gains) losses

5,437

  

(3,905)

  

10,233

  

(14,359)

 

Total expenses

135,824

  

141,007

  

491,656

  

451,033

 

Income before income tax expense

59,119

  

75,532

  

250,689

  

81,666

 

Income tax expense

(3,475)

  

(2,484)

  

(14,080)

  

(5,865)

 

Net income

55,644

  

73,048

  

236,609

  

75,801

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in related party

(959)

  

(967)

  

(3,160)

  

(1,473)

 

Net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders

$

54,685

  

$

72,081

  

$

233,449

  

$

74,328

 

Earnings per share available to Third Point Re common shareholders

       

Basic earnings per share available to Third Point Re common 
shareholders

$

0.54

  

$

0.69

  

$

2.27

  

$

0.71

 

Diluted earnings per share available to Third Point Re common 
shareholders

$

0.52

  

$

0.68

  

$

2.22

  

$

0.70

 

Weighted average number of common shares used in the 
determination of earnings per common share

       

Basic

101,391,145

  

103,780,196

  

102,553,346

  

104,055,946

 

Diluted

104,679,574

  

105,795,313

  

105,040,251

  

105,590,668

 

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

SEGMENT REPORTING

 
 

Three months ended September 30, 2017

 

Three months ended September 30, 2016

 

Property and 
Casualty 
Reinsurance

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

Property and 
Casualty 
Reinsurance

 

Corporate

 

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

174,539

  

$

  

$

174,539

  

$

142,573

  

$

  

$

142,573

 

Gross premiums ceded

  

  

  

(927)

  

  

(927)

 

Net premiums written

174,539

  

  

174,539

  

141,646

  

  

141,646

 

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(68,564)

  

  

(68,564)

  

(13,463)

  

  

(13,463)

 

Net premiums earned

105,975

  

  

105,975

  

128,183

  

  

128,183

 

Expenses

           

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

77,275

  

  

77,275

  

85,015

  

  

85,015

 

Acquisition costs, net

33,974

  

  

33,974

  

45,127

  

  

45,127

 

General and administrative expenses

7,291

  

5,927

  

13,218

  

6,380

  

5,974

  

12,354

 

Total expenses

118,540

  

5,927

  

124,467

  

136,522

  

5,974

  

142,496

 

Net underwriting loss

(12,565)

  

 n/a

  

 n/a

  

(8,339)

  

 n/a

  

 n/a

 

Net investment income

26,531

  

62,437

  

88,968

  

22,031

  

66,325

  

88,356

 

Other expenses

(3,846)

  

  

(3,846)

  

(347)

  

  

(347)

 

Interest expense

  

(2,074)

  

(2,074)

  

  

(2,069)

  

(2,069)

 

Foreign exchange gains (losses)

  

(5,437)

  

(5,437)

  

  

3,905

  

3,905

 

Income tax expense

  

(3,475)

  

(3,475)

  

  

(2,484)

  

(2,484)

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in 
related party

  

(959)

  

(959)

  

  

(967)

  

(967)

 

Segment income

$

10,120

  

$

44,565

    

$

13,345

  

$

58,736

   

Net income available to Third Point Re common 
shareholders

    

$

54,685

      

$

72,081

 

Property and Casualty Reinsurance – Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

72.9

%

     

66.3

%

    

Acquisition cost ratio

32.1

%

     

35.2

%

    

Composite ratio

105.0

%

     

101.5

%

    

General and administrative expense ratio

6.9

%

     

5.0

%

    

Combined ratio

111.9

%

     

106.5

%

    
            
 

Nine months ended September 30, 2017

 

Nine months ended September 30, 2016

 

Property and 
Casualty 
Reinsurance

 

Corporate

 

Total

 

Property and 
Casualty 
Reinsurance

 

Corporate

 

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

 

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

477,457

  

$

  

$

477,457

  

$

536,595

  

$

  

$

536,595

 

Gross premiums ceded

(2,550)

  

  

(2,550)

  

(2,352)

  

  

(2,352)

 

Net premiums written

474,907

  

  

474,907

  

534,243

  

  

534,243

 

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(57,365)

  

  

(57,365)

  

(136,136)

  

  

(136,136)

 

Net premiums earned

417,542

  

  

417,542

  

398,107

  

  

398,107

 

Expenses

           

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

270,549

  

  

270,549

  

273,822

  

  

273,822

 

Acquisition costs, net

157,067

  

  

157,067

  

145,296

  

  

145,296

 

General and administrative expenses

23,252

  

15,552

  

38,804

  

19,527

  

14,358

  

33,885

 

Total expenses

450,868

  

15,552

  

466,420

  

438,645

  

14,358

  

453,003

 

Net underwriting loss

(33,326)

  

 n/a

  

 n/a

  

(40,538)

  

 n/a

  

 n/a

 

Net investment income

93,857

  

230,946

  

324,803

  

32,868

  

101,724

  

134,592

 

Other expenses

(8,852)

  

  

(8,852)

  

(6,226)

  

  

(6,226)

 

Interest expense

  

(6,151)

  

(6,151)

  

  

(6,163)

  

(6,163)

 

Foreign exchange gains (losses)

  

(10,233)

  

(10,233)

  

  

14,359

  

14,359

 

Income tax expense

  

(14,080)

  

(14,080)

  

  

(5,865)

  

(5,865)

 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests in 
related party

  

(3,160)

  

(3,160)

  

  

(1,473)

  

(1,473)

 

Segment income (loss)

$

51,679

  

$

181,770

    

$

(13,896)

  

$

88,224

   

Net income available to Third Point Re common 
shareholders

    

$

233,449

      

$

74,328

 

Property and Casualty Reinsurance – Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

64.8

%

     

68.8

%

    

Acquisition cost ratio

37.6

%

     

36.5

%

    

Composite ratio

102.4

%

     

105.3

%

    

General and administrative expense ratio

5.6

%

     

4.9

%

    

Combined ratio

108.0

%

     

110.2

%

    

(1)      Underwriting ratios are calculated by dividing the related expense by net premiums earned.

      

 

 

3.5

%

 

5.2

%

 

16.8

%

 

5.4

%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Key Performance Indicators

Book Value per Share and Diluted Book Value per Share

Book value per share and diluted book value per share are non-GAAP financial measures and there are no comparable GAAP measures. Book value per share is calculated by dividing shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders by the number of issued and outstanding shares at period end, net of treasury shares. Diluted book value per share represents book value per share combined with the impact from dilution of all in-the-money share options issued, warrants and unvested restricted shares outstanding as of any period end. For unvested restricted shares with a performance condition, we include the unvested restricted shares for which we consider vesting to be probable. Change in book value per share is calculated by taking the change in book value per share divided by the beginning of period book value per share. Change in diluted book value per share is calculated by taking the change in diluted book value per share divided by the beginning of period diluted book value per share. We believe that long-term growth in diluted book value per share is the most important measure of our financial performance because it allows our management and investors to track over time the value created by the retention of earnings.  In addition, we believe this metric is used by investors because it provides a basis for comparison with other companies in our industry that also report a similar measure.

Net Investment Income on Float

Net investment income on float is an important aspect of our property and casualty reinsurance operation. In an insurance or reinsurance operation, float arises because premiums and proceeds from deposit accounted contracts are collected before losses are paid. In some instances, the interval between receipts and payments can extend over many years. During this time interval, insurance and reinsurance companies invest the premiums received and generate investment returns. Float is not a concept defined by U.S. GAAP and therefore, there are no comparable U.S. GAAP measures. Float, as a result, is considered to be a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe that net investment income generated on float is an important consideration in evaluating the overall contribution of our property and casualty reinsurance operation to our consolidated results. It is also explicitly considered as part of the evaluation of management’s performance for purposes of long-term incentive compensation.

Net Investment Return on Investments Managed by Third Point LLC

Net investment return represents the return on our investments managed by Third Point LLC, net of fees. The net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC is the percentage change in value of a dollar invested over the reporting period on our investment assets managed by Third Point LLC, net of total noncontrolling interest. The stated return is net of withholding taxes, which are presented as a component of income tax expense in our condensed consolidated statements of income. Net investment return is the key indicator by which we measure the performance of Third Point LLC, our investment manager. 

Return on Beginning Shareholders’ Equity  Attributable to Third Point Re Common Shareholders

Return on beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders as presented is a non-GAAP financial measure. Return on beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders is calculated by dividing net income available to Third Point Re common shareholders by the beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders. We believe that return on beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders is an important measure because it assists our management and investors in evaluating the Company’s profitability. For  the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we have also adjusted the beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders for the impact of the shares repurchased on a weighted average basis. This adjustment increased the stated returns on beginning shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders.

Invested Asset Leverage

Invested asset leverage is a ratio calculated by dividing our net investments managed by Third Point LLC by shareholders’ equity attributable to Third Point Re common shareholders and is a key metric in assessing the amount of insurance float generated by our reinsurance operation that has been invested by our investment manager, Third Point LLC.  Given the sensitivity of our return on beginning shareholders’ equity to our net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC, invested asset leverage is an important metric that management monitors.  It is also an important metric by which we evaluate our capital adequacy for rating agency and regulatory purposes.  Maintaining an appropriate invested asset leverage in order to optimize the return potential of the Company, while maintaining sufficient rating agency and regulatory capital is an important aspect of how we manage the Company.

SOURCE Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

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