Third Point Re Reports Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Results

-- Net Income of $15.7 million, or $0.15 per Diluted Common Share

-- Combined Ratio of 107.8% for the Property and Casualty Segment

Aug 05, 2015, 16:14 ET from Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. ("Third Point Re" or the "Company") (NYSE: TPRE) today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Third Point Re reported net income of $15.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared with net income of $31.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, for the second quarter of 2014, a decrease of 49.9%. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, Third Point Re reported net income of $66.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted common share compared with net income of $71.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, a decrease of 6.9%.

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, diluted book value per share increased by $0.15 per share, or 1.1%, to $14.12 per share from $13.97 per share as of March 31, 2015. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, diluted book value per share increased by $0.57 per share, or 4.2%, to $14.12 per share from $13.55 per share as of December 31, 2014.

"During the second quarter, we continued to build out our reinsurance platform in the U.S. and generated significant growth in premiums primarily from our new U.S. focused reinsurance company. Although our combined ratio was elevated in the quarter due to $3.2 million of losses from weather activity in Texas and $2.0 million of adverse reserve development, we remain committed to our goal of underwriting profitability," commented John Berger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In the second quarter, we generated premiums written of $184.3 million, an increase of 26.7%, and we continued to develop a strong pipeline of new business.  Our investment manager, Third Point LLC, continued to outperform the broader market indices this year producing a 1.7% return on our investment portfolio for the quarter and 4.8% for the year." 

The following table shows certain key financial metrics for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014:

 

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

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

Gross premiums written

$

184.3

$

145.5

$

397.7

$

233.1

Net premiums earned

$

120.6

$

78.8

$

259.7

$

152.0

Net underwriting loss (1) (2)

$

(9.4)

$

(2.1)

$

(13.2)

$

(7.2)

Combined ratio (1) (2)

107.8

%

102.7

%

105.1

%

104.9

%

Net investment return on investments managed by Third Point LLC

1.7

%

2.3

%

4.8

%

5.5

%

Net investment income

$

38.6

$

40.5

$

103.5

$

90.5

Net investment income on float (3)

$

9.8

$

6.3

$

28.4

$

13.6

Net income

$

15.7

$

31.3

$

66.1

$

71.1

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.15

$

0.29

$

0.62

$

0.66

Growth in diluted book value per share (3)

1.1

%

2.2

%

4.2

%

4.6

%

Return on beginning shareholders' equity (3)

1.0

%

2.2

%

4.6

%

5.1

%

Net investments managed by Third Point LLC (4)

$

2,157.9

$

1,802.2

$

2,157.9

$

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 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 on float, diluted book value per share and return on beginning shareholders' equity.

(4)  Prior year comparative represents amount at December 31, 2014.

 

Segment Highlights

Property and Casualty Reinsurance Segment

Gross premiums written increased by $43.8 million, or 31.2%, to $184.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 from $140.4 million for three months ended June 30, 2014. Gross premiums written increased by $175.0 million, or 78.6%, to $397.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 from $222.6 million for six months ended June 30, 2014.  The increase in premiums for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 was primarily due to new business written in 2015, which was predominantly written by our new U.S. office where we have seen additional opportunities as a result of our U.S. presence, and contracts that renewed in 2015 that did not have comparable premiums in the 2014 periods.  The increase in premiums in both periods was partially offset by contracts that 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 June 30, 2015 increased by $42.9 million, or 55.4%, to $120.4 million. Net premiums earned for the six months ended June 30, 2015 increased by $109.7 million, or 73.2%, to $259.5 million.  The results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 reflect net premiums earned on a larger in-force underwriting portfolio compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

The net underwriting loss from our property and casualty reinsurance segment for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was $9.4 million and $2.1 million, respectively. The net underwriting loss from our property and casualty reinsurance segment for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 was $13.2 million and $7.2 million, respectively. The combined ratio for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was 107.8%, compared to 102.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The combined ratio for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was 105.1%, compared to 104.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

The net underwriting loss and combined ratio for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 included a $3.2 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 the net underwriting loss of $2.0 million and $3.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, related to development of prior years contracts. This compares to $0.3 million decrease in the net underwriting loss for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and $1.6 million increase in net underwriting loss for the six months ended June 30, 2014. These increases to the combined ratio compared to the prior year periods were partially offset by a lower general and administrative expense ratio due to proportionately higher net premiums earned.

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, that no new business would be written in the Catastrophe Reinsurer and that the Company would be redeeming all existing investments in the Catastrophe Fund. Despite the Catastrophe Fund's solid investment returns from its inception, the Company is winding it down due to challenging market conditions and competition with other collateralized reinsurance and insurance-linked securities vehicles.  Catastrophe reinsurance pricing and the fees available to manage catastrophe risk have decreased significantly in the past two years.

Net assets under management for the Catastrophe Fund were $26.5 million as of June 30, 2015 compared to $119.7 million as of December 31, 2014.  During the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Catastrophe Fund distributed $93.2 million (Third Point Re's share - $46.3 million).

Investments

For the three months ended June 30, 2015, Third Point Re recorded net investment income of $38.6 million, compared to $40.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The return on investments managed by the Company's investment manager, Third Point LLC, was 1.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to 2.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, Third Point Re recorded net investment income of $103.5 million, compared to $90.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The return on investments managed by the Company's investment manager, Third Point LLC, was 4.8% for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to 5.5% for the six months ended June 30, 2014.

The net investment results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 were largely attributable to performance in Third Point LLC's equity and structured credit strategies. The returns generated by our investment portfolio will vary based on a number of factors, including the overall markets, individual security selection, and allocation of exposure by the manager across strategies. Net investment income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 benefited from higher average investments managed by Third Point LLC compared to the prior year period due to the float generated by the Company's reinsurance operations and the proceeds from the issuance of $115.0 million senior notes during the first quarter.

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2015 results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on August 6, 2015. 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. second 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 13614718. The telephonic replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 13, 2015.

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) operational structure currently is being developed; (iii) fluctuation in results of operations; (iv) more established competitors; (v) losses exceeding reserves; (vi) downgrades or withdrawal of ratings by rating agencies; (vii) dependence on key executives; (viii) dependence on letter of credit facilities that may not be available on commercially acceptable terms; (ix) potential inability to pay dividends; (x) inability to service the Company's indebtedness; (xi) limited cash flow and liquidity due to indebtedness; (xii) unavailability of capital in the future; (xiii) fluctuations in market price of the Company's common shares; (xiv) dependence on clients' evaluations of risks associated with such clients' insurance underwriting; (xv) suspension or revocation of reinsurance licenses; (xvi) potentially being deemed an investment company under United States federal securities law; (xvii) potential characterization of Third Point Re and/or Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. as a passive foreign investment company; (xviii) future strategic transactions such as acquisitions, dispositions, merger or joint ventures; (xix) dependence on Third Point LLC to implement the Company's investment strategy; (xx) termination by Third Point LLC of the investment management agreements; (xxi) risks associated with the Company's investment strategy being greater than those faced by competitors; (xxii) increased regulation or scrutiny of alternative investment advisers affecting the Company's reputation; (xxiii) the Company potentially becoming subject to United States federal income taxation; (xxiv) the Company potentially becoming subject to United States withholding and information reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act provisions; 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. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED) As of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 (expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)

June 30,  2015

December 31, 2014

Assets

Equity securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $1,200,233; 2014 - $1,078,859)

$

1,332,489

$

1,177,796

Debt securities, trading, at fair value (cost - $776,960; 2014 - $546,933)

801,725

569,648

Other investments, at fair value

72,699

83,394

Total investments in securities and commodities

2,206,913

1,830,838

Cash and cash equivalents

46,800

28,734

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

589,231

417,307

Due from brokers

263,440

58,241

Securities purchased under an agreement to sell

17,963

29,852

Derivative assets, at fair value

27,995

21,130

Interest and dividends receivable

5,508

2,602

Reinsurance balances receivable

291,226

303,649

Deferred acquisition costs, net

180,452

155,901

Unearned premiums ceded

1,226

Loss and loss adjustment expenses recoverable

184

814

Other assets

5,923

3,512

Total assets

$

3,636,861

$

2,852,580

Liabilities and shareholders' equity

Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

12,356

$

10,085

Reinsurance balances payable

32,662

27,040

Deposit liabilities

147,161

145,430

Unearned premium reserves

571,580

433,809

Loss and loss adjustment expense reserves

312,945

277,362

Securities sold, not yet purchased, at fair value

151,115

82,485

Securities sold under an agreement to repurchase

10,992

Due to brokers

681,280

312,609

Derivative liabilities, at fair value

19,139

11,015

Performance fee payable to related party

25,059

Interest and dividends payable

3,678

697

Senior notes payable, net of deferred costs

113,290

Total liabilities

2,081,257

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, 105,262,341 (2014: 104,473,402))

10,526

10,447

Additional paid-in capital

1,073,369

1,065,489

Retained earnings

442,109

375,977

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders

1,526,004

1,451,913

Non-controlling interests

29,600

100,135

Total shareholders' equity

1,555,604

1,552,048

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

3,636,861

$

2,852,580

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED) For the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014 (expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and share amounts)

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

Revenues

Gross premiums written

$

184,342

$

145,508

$

397,676

$

233,095

Gross premiums ceded

(1,425)

(1,477)

Net premiums written

182,917

145,508

396,199

233,095

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(62,339)

(66,758)

(136,546)

(81,083)

Net premiums earned

120,578

78,750

259,653

152,012

Net investment income

38,611

40,485

103,529

90,520

Total revenues

159,189

119,235

363,182

242,532

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

76,053

44,409

157,799

90,668

Acquisition costs, net

47,498

29,583

102,155

55,014

General and administrative expenses

14,267

9,549

25,975

19,574

Other expenses

2,315

1,020

5,016

1,807

Interest expense

2,052

3,088

Foreign exchange losses (gains)

139

(54)

Total expenses

142,324

84,561

293,979

167,063

Income before income tax expense

16,865

34,674

69,203

75,469

Income tax expense

(708)

(2,375)

(2,013)

(2,375)

Income including non-controlling interests

16,157

32,299

67,190

73,094

Income attributable to non-controlling interests

(495)

(1,007)

(1,058)

(2,023)

Net income

$

15,662

$

31,292

$

66,132

$

71,071

Earnings per share

Basic

$

0.15

$

0.30

$

0.63

$

0.68

Diluted

$

0.15

$

0.29

$

0.62

$

0.66

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

Basic

103,927,761

103,264,616

103,837,545

103,264,616

Diluted

106,696,874

106,433,881

106,425,347

106,505,715

 

THIRD POINT REINSURANCE LTD. SEGMENT REPORTING

Three months ended June 30, 2015

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

184,191

$

151

$

$

184,342

Gross premiums ceded

(1,425)

(1,425)

Net premiums written

182,766

151

182,917

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(62,384)

45

(62,339)

Net premiums earned

120,382

196

120,578

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

76,053

76,053

Acquisition costs, net

47,475

23

47,498

General and administrative expenses

6,242

198

7,827

14,267

Total expenses

129,770

221

7,827

137,818

Net underwriting loss

(9,388)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

9,790

43

28,778

38,611

Other expenses

(2,315)

(2,315)

Interest expense

(2,052)

(2,052)

Foreign exchange losses

(139)

(139)

Income tax expense

(708)

(708)

Segment income including non-controlling interests

(1,913)

18

18,052

16,157

Segment income attributable to non-controlling interests

(64)

(431)

(495)

Segment income (loss)

$        (1,913)

$           (46)

$      17,621

$       15,662

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

63.2

%

Acquisition cost ratio

39.4

%

Composite ratio

102.6

%

General and administrative expense ratio

5.2

%

Combined ratio

107.8

%

Six months ended June 30, 2015

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

397,574

$

102

$

$

397,676

Gross premiums ceded

(1,477)

(1,477)

Net premiums written

396,097

102

396,199

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(136,598)

52

(136,546)

Net premiums earned

259,499

154

259,653

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

157,799

157,799

Acquisition costs, net

102,138

17

102,155

General and administrative expenses

12,809

431

12,735

25,975

Total expenses

272,746

448

12,735

285,929

Net underwriting loss

(13,247)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

28,365

68

75,096

103,529

Other expenses

(5,016)

(5,016)

Interest expense

(3,088)

(3,088)

Foreign exchange gains

54

54

Income tax expense

(2,013)

(2,013)

Segment income (loss) including non-controlling interests

10,102

(226)

57,314

67,190

Segment loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests

16

(1,074)

(1,058)

Segment income (loss)

$

10,102

$

(210)

$

56,240

$

66,132

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

60.8

%

Acquisition cost ratio

39.4

%

Composite ratio

100.2

%

General and administrative expense ratio

4.9

%

Combined ratio

105.1

%

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

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

140,422

$

5,086

$

$

145,508

Gross premiums ceded

Net premiums written

140,422

5,086

145,508

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(62,934)

(3,824)

(66,758)

Net premiums earned

77,488

1,262

78,750

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

44,409

44,409

Acquisition costs, net

29,507

76

29,583

General and administrative expenses

5,655

678

3,216

9,549

Total expenses

79,571

754

3,216

83,541

Net underwriting loss

(2,083)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

6,282

33

34,170

40,485

Other expenses

(1,020)

(1,020)

Income tax expense

(2,375)

(2,375)

Segment income including non-controlling interests

3,179

541

28,579

32,299

Segment income attributable to non-controlling interests

(338)

(669)

(1,007)

Segment income

$

3,179

$

203

$

27,910

$

31,292

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

57.3

%

Acquisition cost ratio

38.1

%

Composite ratio

95.4

%

General and administrative expense ratio

7.3

%

Combined ratio

102.7

%

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Property and Casualty Reinsurance

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate

Total

Revenues

($ in thousands)

Gross premiums written

$

222,564

$

10,531

$

$

233,095

Gross premiums ceded

Net premiums written

222,564

10,531

233,095

Change in net unearned premium reserves

(72,775)

(8,308)

(81,083)

Net premiums earned

149,789

2,223

152,012

Expenses

Loss and loss adjustment expenses incurred, net

90,668

90,668

Acquisition costs, net

54,906

108

55,014

General and administrative expenses

11,464

1,512

6,598

19,574

Total expenses

157,038

1,620

6,598

165,256

Net underwriting loss

(7,249)

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a

Net investment income

13,595

62

76,863

90,520

Other expenses

(1,807)

(1,807)

Income tax expense

(2,375)

(2,375)

Segment income including non-controlling interests

4,539

665

67,890

73,094

Segment income attributable to non-controlling interests

(529)

(1,494)

(2,023)

Segment income

$

4,539

$

136

$

66,396

$

71,071

Property and Casualty Reinsurance - Underwriting Ratios (1):

Loss ratio

60.5

%

Acquisition cost ratio

36.7

%

Composite ratio

97.2

%

General and administrative expense ratio

7.7

%

Combined ratio

104.9

%

(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

June 30,  2015

December 31,

2014

Basic and diluted book value per share numerator:

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

Total shareholders' equity

$

1,555,604

$

1,552,048

Less: non-controlling interests

(29,600)

(100,135)

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders

1,526,004

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

60,240

61,705

Diluted book value per share numerator

$

1,632,756

$

1,560,130

Basic and diluted book value per share denominator:

Issued and outstanding shares

104,000,321

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

6,005,391

6,151,903

Effect of dilutive restricted shares issued to directors and employees

954,829

922,610

Diluted book value per share denominator

115,611,704

115,123,218

Basic book value per share

$

14.67

$

14.04

Diluted book value per share

$

14.12

$

13.55

 

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

($ in thousands)

Net investment income on float

$

9,790

$

6,282

$

28,365

$

13,595

Net investment income on capital

28,640

34,170

74,914

76,863

Net investment income on investments managed by Third Point LLC

38,430

40,452

103,279

90,458

Net investment income on cash collateral held by the Catastrophe Reinsurer

12

28

27

57

Net gain on catastrophe bond held by Catastrophe Reinsurer

5

10

5

Net gain on investment in Kiskadee Fund

139

183

Net gain on reinsurance contract derivatives written by the Catastrophe Reinsurer

30

30

$

38,611

$

40,485

$

103,529

$

90,520

 

Three months ended

Six months ended

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

June 30,  2015

June 30,  2014

($ in thousands)

Net income

$

15,662

$

31,292

$

66,132

$

71,071

Shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders -  beginning of period

1,506,581

1,433,692

1,451,913

1,391,661

Return on beginning shareholders' equity

1.0

%

2.2

%

4.6

%

5.1

%

 

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, adjusted to include unvested restricted shares and the exercise of all in-the-money options and warrants.  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 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 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. 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 by the beginning of year 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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