Third Point Re Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Results

Net Investment Return of 2.8% on Investments Managed by Third Point LLC

Increase in Diluted Book Value per Share of 3.2%

Feb 25, 2016, 16:08 ET from Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. ("Third Point Re" or the "Company") (NYSE: TPRE) today announced results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Third Point Re reported net income of $42.2 million, or $0.39 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to a net loss of $14.7 million, or $(0.14) per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the year ended December 31, 2015, Third Point Re reported a net loss of $87.4 million, or $(0.84) per diluted common share, compared with net income of $50.4 million, or $0.47 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2014.

For the three months ended December 31, 2015, diluted book value per share increased by $0.40 per share, or 3.2%, to $12.85 per share from $12.45 per share as of September 30, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2015, diluted book value per share decreased by $0.70 per share, or 5.2%, to $12.85 per share from $13.55 per share as of December 31, 2014.

"During the fourth quarter, we generated premiums written of $99.2 million, a decrease of 60.9% compared to the prior year's fourth quarter.  For the year, we wrote $702.4 million of premiums, representing an increase of 14.5% over 2014. Our underwriting results for the quarter included a $3.3 million underwriting loss attributed to prior years' adverse development resulting in a quarterly combined ratio of 106.9%. Market conditions continue to be challenging and competition in the areas on which we focus has put pressure on margins," commented John Berger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "During the fourth quarter, we generated an investment return of 2.8% resulting in a negative 1.6% investment return for the year.  Although we're disappointed with the results for the year, we've managed to avoid significant investment losses experienced by many others and remain committed to Third Point LLC given their long-term track record and their ability to navigate challenging investment conditions."

The following table shows certain key financial metrics for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

(In millions, except for per share data and ratios)

Gross premiums written

$

99.2

$

253.8

$

702.4

$

613.3

Net premiums earned

$

134.4

$

183.6

$

602.8

$

444.5

Net underwriting loss (1) (2)

$

(9.2)

$

(0.5)

$

(28.3)

$

(9.6)

Combined ratio (1) (2)

106.9

%

100.2

%

104.7

%

102.2

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

2.8

%

(0.4)

%

(1.6)

%

5.1

%

Net investment income (loss)

$

61.6

$

(6.5)

$

(28.1)

$

85.6

Net investment income (loss) on float (3)

$

12.8

$

(2.2)

$

(10.8)

$

11.3

Net income (loss)

$

42.2

$

(14.7)

$

(87.4)

$

50.4

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

0.39

$

(0.14)

$

(0.84)

$

0.47

Increase (decrease) in diluted book value per share (3)

3.2

%

(1.0)

%

(5.2)

%

3.3

%

Return on beginning shareholders' equity (3)

3.2

%

(1.0)

%

(6.0)

%

3.6

%

Net investments managed by Third Point LLC

$

2,062.8

$

1,802.2

$

2,062.8

$

1,802.2

(1)

Property and Casualty Reinsurance segment only.

(2)

See the accompanying Segment Reporting for a calculation of net underwriting loss and combined ratio.

(3)

Net investment income (loss) on float, diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity are 

non-GAAP financial measures. See the accompanying Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures and Key

Performance Indicators for an explanation and calculation of net investment income (loss) on float, diluted book

value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity.

 

Segment Highlights

Property and Casualty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written decreased by $154.6 million, or 60.9%, to $99.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015 from $253.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014. The decrease in premiums for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended December 31, 2014 was primarily due to contracts that did not have comparable renewal premium in the three months ended December 31, 2015 and one contract that was not renewed.

Gross premiums written increased by $101.2 million, or 16.8%, to $702.5 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 from $601.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014.  The increase in premiums for the year ended December 31, 2015 compared to the year ended December 31, 2014 was primarily due to new business written, including one new reserve cover and new business written by our U.S. office, where we have seen additional opportunities as a result of our U.S. presence. The increase in premiums in 2015 was partially offset by timing differences and contracts for which we made a decision not to renew due to changes in pricing and/or terms and conditions. Since Third Point Re focuses on large transactions, which in some cases may not renew, period over period comparisons of gross premiums written may not be meaningful.

Net premiums earned for the three months ended December 31, 2015 decreased by $46.7 million, or 25.8%, to $134.4 million.  Net premiums earned for the three months ended December 31, 2014 included one reserve cover, where we recorded the premiums as written and earned at inception, that was not renewed in the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Net premiums earned for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 increased by $170.5 million, or 39.4%, to $602.8 million. The results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 reflect net premiums earned on a larger in-force underwriting portfolio, including new business written, compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

The net underwriting loss and combined ratio were affected by changes in mix of business, deterioration in market conditions and prior years' reserve development. The net underwriting loss and combined ratio for the year ended December 31, 2015 included a $2.7 million loss related to windstorms and other weather activity that took place in the state of Texas in the second quarter. In addition, we recorded an increase in net underwriting loss of $3.3 million and $7.8 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015, respectively, related to development of reserves on prior years' contracts. This compares to a $1.8 million increase in net underwriting loss and a $0.4 million decrease in net underwriting loss for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014, respectively.

Catastrophe Risk Management

The Catastrophe Risk Management segment includes the combined results of Third Point Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. (the "Catastrophe Fund"), Third Point Reinsurance Investment Management Ltd., and Third Point Re Cat Ltd. (the "Catastrophe Reinsurer").  In December 2014, the Company announced that it would no longer accept investments in the Catastrophe Fund and that no new business would be written in the Catastrophe Reinsurer. As of December 31, 2015, all investments in the Catastrophe Fund had been redeemed. In February 2016, the Company completed the dissolution of the Catastrophe Fund and Catastrophe Reinsurer.

Investments

For the three months ended December 31, 2015, Third Point Re recorded net investment income of $61.6 million, compared to a net investment loss of $6.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014. The return on investments managed by the Company's investment manager, Third Point LLC, was 2.8% for the three months ended December 31, 2015 compared to (0.4)% for the three months ended December 31, 2014.  

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, Third Point Re recorded a net investment loss of $28.1 million, compared to net investment income of $85.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014. The return on investments managed by the Company's investment manager, Third Point LLC, was (1.6)% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 compared to 5.1% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014.

The net investment results for the three months ended December 31, 2015, were attributable to gains in our long/short equity portfolio, which included strong performance in several large investments in the healthcare and industrials and commodities sectors.  Within our credit portfolio, positive contribution from a large sovereign debt position was offset by moderate losses in our performing credit and asset-backed security portfolios.

The net investment results for the year ended December 31, 2015 were attributable to losses in our long equity and performing credit portfolios. Losses were partially offset by gains in structured credit, sovereign debt and short equity positions.

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2015 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on February 26, 2016. 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. fourth 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 1-877-870-5176 (domestic) or 1-858-384-5517 (international) and entering the replay passcode 13629596. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 4, 2016.

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) limited historical information about the Company; (ii) fluctuation in results of operations; (iii) more established competitors; (iv) losses exceeding reserves; (v) downgrades or withdrawal of ratings by rating agencies; (vi) dependence on key executives; (vii) dependence on letter of credit facilities that may not be available on commercially acceptable terms; (viii) potential inability to pay dividends; (ix) inability to service the Company's indebtedness; (x) limited cash flow and liquidity due to indebtedness; (xi) unavailability of capital in the future; (xii) fluctuations in market price of the Company's common shares; (xiii) dependence on clients' evaluations of risks associated with such clients' insurance underwriting; (xiv) suspension or revocation of reinsurance licenses; (xv) potentially being deemed an investment company under United States federal securities law; (xvi) potential characterization of Third Point Re and/or Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. 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 the Company's investment strategy; (xix) termination by Third Point LLC of the investment management agreements; (xx) risks associated with the Company's investment strategy being greater than those faced by competitors; (xxi) increased regulation or scrutiny of alternative investment advisers affecting the Company's reputation; (xxii) the Company potentially becoming subject to United States federal income taxation; (xxiii) the Company potentially becoming subject to United States withholding and information reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act provisions; (xxiv) changes in Bermuda law or other regulation that may have an adverse impact on the Company's operations; and (xxv) other risks and factors listed under "Risk Factors" in our 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

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 Reinsurance Company Ltd. and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd., writes property and casualty reinsurance business.  Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. was incorporated in October 2011 and commenced underwriting business on January 1, 2012.  Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. was incorporated in November 2014 and commenced underwriting business in February 2015.  Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. 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

investorrelations@thirdpointre.bm

+1 441-542-3333

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

As of December 31, 2015 and 2014

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

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

Assets

Equity securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $1,156,369; 2014 - $1,078,859)

$

1,231,077

$

1,177,796

Debt securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $1,049,652; 2014 - $546,933)

1,034,247

569,648

Other investments, at fair value

51,920

83,394

Total investments in securities

2,317,244

1,830,838

Cash and cash equivalents

20,407

28,734

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

330,915

417,307

Due from brokers

326,971

58,241

Securities purchased under an agreement to sell

29,852

Derivative assets, at fair value

35,337

21,130

Interest and dividends receivable

10,687

2,602

Reinsurance balances receivable

294,313

303,649

Deferred acquisition costs, net

197,093

155,901

Unearned premiums ceded

187

Loss and loss adjustment expenses recoverable

125

814

Other assets

11,829

3,512

Total assets

$

3,545,108

$

2,852,580

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

11,966

$

10,085

Reinsurance balances payable

24,119

27,040

Deposit liabilities

83,955

145,430

Unearned premium reserves

531,710

433,809

Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves

466,047

277,362

Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

314,353

82,485

Securities sold under an agreement to repurchase

8,944

Due to brokers

574,962

312,609

Derivative liabilities, at fair value

15,392

11,015

Interest and dividends payable

4,400

697

Senior notes payable, net of deferred costs

113,377

Total liabilities

2,149,225

1,300,532

Commitments and contingent liabilities

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, 105,479,341 (2014: 104,473,402))

10,548

10,447

Additional paid-in capital

1,080,591

1,065,489

Retained earnings

288,587

375,977

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders

1,379,726

1,451,913

Non-controlling interests

16,157

100,135

Total shareholders' equity

1,395,883

1,552,048

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,545,108

$

2,852,580

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

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

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

Revenues

Gross premiums written

$

99,155

$

253,802

$

702,414

$

613,300

Gross premiums ceded

(24)

(1,876)

(150)

Net premiums written

99,131

253,802

700,538

613,150

Change in net unearned premium reserves

35,235

(70,230)

(97,714)

(168,618)

Net premiums earned

134,366

183,572

602,824

444,532

Net investment income (loss)

61,553

(6,490)

(28,074)

85,582

Total revenues

195,919

177,082

574,750

530,114

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

98,855

132,364

415,191

283,147

Acquisition costs, net

38,552

43,875

191,216

137,206

General and administrative expenses

10,236

10,310

46,033

40,008

Other expenses

2,928

2,606

8,614

7,395

Interest expense

2,074

7,236

Foreign exchange gains

(2,396)

(3,196)

Total expenses

150,249

189,155

665,094

467,756

Income (loss) before income tax (expense) benefit

45,670

(12,073)

(90,344)

62,358

Income tax (expense) benefit

(2,863)

(1,731)

2,905

(5,648)

Income (loss) including non-controlling interests

42,807

(13,804)

(87,439)

56,710

(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(614)

(875)

49

(6,315)

Net income (loss)

$

42,193

$

(14,679)

$

(87,390)

$

50,395

Earnings (loss) per share

Basic

$

0.40

$

(0.14)

$

(0.84)

$

0.48

Diluted

$

0.39

$

(0.14)

$

(0.84)

$

0.47

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the determination of earnings (loss) per share

Basic

104,217,321

103,324,616

104,003,820

103,287,693

Diluted

106,635,451

103,324,616

104,003,820

106,391,059

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

SEGMENT REPORTING

Three months ended December 31, 2015

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk

Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

99,155

$

$

$

99,155

Gross premiums ceded

(24)

(24)

Net premiums written

99,131

99,131

Change in net unearned premium reserves

35,235

35,235

Net premiums earned

134,366

134,366

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

98,855

98,855

Acquisition costs, net

38,552

38,552

General and administrative expenses

6,134

(16)

4,118

10,236

Total expenses

143,541

(16)

4,118

147,643

Net underwriting loss

(9,175)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

12,813

48,740

61,553

Other expenses

(2,928)

(2,928)

Interest expense

(2,074)

(2,074)

Foreign exchange gains

2,396

2,396

Income tax expense

(2,863)

(2,863)

Segment loss including non-controlling interests

710

16

42,081

42,807

Segment loss attributable to non-controlling interests

(54)

(560)

(614)

Segment loss

$

710

$

(38)

$

41,521

$

42,193

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

73.6

%

Acquisition cost ratio

28.7

%

Composite ratio

102.3

%

General and administrative expense ratio

4.6

%

Combined ratio

106.9

%

Twelve months ended December 31, 2015

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

702,458

$

(44)

$

$

702,414

Gross premiums ceded

(1,876)

(1,876)

Net premiums written

700,582

(44)

700,538

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(97,766)

52

(97,714)

Net premiums earned

602,816

8

602,824

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

415,041

150

415,191

Acquisition costs, net

191,217

(1)

191,216

General and administrative expenses

24,815

447

20,771

46,033

Total expenses

631,073

596

20,771

652,440

Net underwriting loss

(28,257)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income (loss)

(10,810)

69

(17,333)

(28,074)

Other expenses

(8,614)

(8,614)

Interest expense

(7,236)

(7,236)

Foreign exchange gains

3,196

3,196

Income tax benefit

2,905

2,905

Segment loss including non-controlling interests

(47,681)

(519)

(39,239)

(87,439)

Segment loss attributable to non-controlling interests

102

(53)

49

Segment loss

$

(47,681)

$

(417)

$

(39,292)

$

(87,390)

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

68.9

%

Acquisition cost ratio

31.7

%

Composite ratio

100.6

%

General and administrative expense ratio

4.1

%

Combined ratio

104.7

%

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

 

Three months ended December 31, 2014

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk

Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

253,810

$

(8)

$

$

253,802

Gross premiums ceded

Net premiums written

253,810

(8)

253,802

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(72,789)

2,559

(70,230)

Net premiums earned

181,021

2,551

183,572

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

132,391

(27)

132,364

Acquisition costs, net

43,677

198

43,875

General and administrative expenses

5,495

953

3,862

10,310

Total expenses

181,563

1,124

3,862

186,549

Net underwriting loss

(542)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income (loss)

(2,153)

284

(4,621)

(6,490)

Other expenses

(2,606)

(2,606)

Income tax expense

(1,731)

(1,731)

Segment income (loss) including non-controlling interests

(5,301)

1,711

(10,214)

(13,804)

Segment income attributable to non-controlling interests

(871)

(4)

(875)

Segment income (loss)

$

(5,301)

$

840

$

(10,218)

$

(14,679)

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

73.1

%

Acquisition cost ratio

24.1

%

Composite ratio

97.2

%

General and administrative expense ratio

3.0

%

Combined ratio

100.2

%

Twelve months ended December 31, 2014

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

601,305

$

11,995

$

$

613,300

Gross premiums ceded

(150)

(150)

Net premiums written

601,155

11,995

613,150

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(168,858)

240

(168,618)

Net premiums earned

432,297

12,235

444,532

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

283,180

(33)

283,147

Acquisition costs, net

136,154

1,052

137,206

General and administrative expenses

22,515

3,113

14,380

40,008

Total expenses

441,849

4,132

14,380

460,361

Net underwriting loss

(9,552)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

11,305

1,227

73,050

85,582

Other expenses

(7,395)

(7,395)

Income tax expense

(5,648)

(5,648)

Segment income (loss) including non-controlling interests

(5,642)

9,330

53,022

56,710

Segment income attributable to non-controlling interests

(4,725)

(1,590)

(6,315)

Segment income (loss)

$

(5,642)

$

4,605

$

51,432

$

50,395

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

65.5

%

Acquisition cost ratio

31.5

%

Composite ratio

97.0

%

General and administrative expense ratio

5.2

%

Combined ratio

102.2

%

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

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

December 31,  2015

December 31, 2014

Basic and diluted book value per share numerator:

($ in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Total shareholders' equity

$

1,395,883

$

1,552,048

Less: non-controlling interests

(16,157)

(100,135)

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders

1,379,726

1,451,913

Effect of dilutive warrants issued to founders and an advisor

46,512

46,512

Effect of dilutive stock options issued to directors and employees

58,070

61,705

Diluted book value per share numerator

$

1,484,308

$

1,560,130

Basic and diluted book value per share denominator:

Issued and outstanding shares

104,256,745

103,397,542

Effect of dilutive warrants issued to founders and an advisor

4,651,163

4,651,163

Effect of dilutive stock options issued to directors and employees

5,788,391

6,151,903

Effect of dilutive restricted shares issued to directors and employees

837,277

922,610

Diluted book value per share denominator

115,533,576

115,123,218

Basic book value per share

$

13.23

$

14.04

Diluted book value per share

$

12.85

$

13.55

 

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

($ in thousands)

Net investment income (loss) on float

$

12,813

$

(2,153)

$

(10,810)

$

11,305

Net investment income (loss) on capital

48,259

(4,621)

(18,798)

73,050

Net investment income (loss) on investments managed by Third Point LLC

61,072

(6,774)

(29,608)

84,355

Investment income on cash held by the Catastrophe Reinsurer and Catastrophe Fund

18

29

101

Net gain on catastrophe bond held by Catastrophe Reinsurer

64

10

144

Net gain on investment in Kiskadee Fund

481

1,465

Net gain on reinsurance contract derivatives written by the Catastrophe Reinsurer

202

30

982

$

61,553

$

(6,490)

$

(28,074)

$

85,582

 

Three months ended

Twelve months ended

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

December 31,  2015

December 31,  2014

($ in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

42,193

$

(14,679)

$

(87,390)

$

50,395

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders -  beginning of period

$

1,335,269

$

1,464,313

$

1,451,913

$

1,391,661

Return on beginning shareholders' equity

3.2

%

(1.0)

%

(6.0)

%

3.6

%

 

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. Book value per share is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders by the number of issued and outstanding shares at period end. Diluted book value per share is calculated by dividing shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders and adjusted to include unvested restricted shares and the exercise of all in-the-money options and warrants. For unvested restricted shares with a performance condition, we include the unvested restricted shares for which we consider vesting to be probable. We believe that long-term growth in diluted book value per share is the most important measure of our financial performance because it allows 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 from reinsurance contracts 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 and as a result, is considered to be a non-GAAP 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 non-controlling 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 (loss). 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

Return on beginning shareholders' equity as presented is a non-GAAP financial measure. Return on beginning shareholders' equity is calculated by dividing net income (loss) by the beginning of period shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders. We believe this metric is used by investors to supplement measures of our profitability.

SOURCE Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.



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