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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  July 19, 2018

 


 

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Minnesota

 

001-10898

 

41-0518860

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

485 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York

 

10017

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(917) 778-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o            Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company      o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   o

 

 

 



 

Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On July 19, 2018, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the results of the Company’s operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, and the availability of the Company’s second quarter financial supplement on the Company’s web site.  The press release and the financial supplement are furnished as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Report and are hereby incorporated by reference in this Item 2.02.

 

As provided in General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information and exhibits contained in this Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall they be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)           Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Press Release, dated July 19, 2018, reporting results of operations (This exhibit is furnished and not filed.)

 

 

 

99.2

 

Second Quarter 2018 Financial Supplement of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (This exhibit is furnished and not filed.)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, The Travelers Companies, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: July 19, 2018

By

/S/   KENNETH F. SPENCE III

 

 

Name: Kenneth F. Spence III

Title: Executive Vice President

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

NYSE: TRV

 

Travelers Reports Second Quarter Net Income and Core Income per Diluted Share of $1.92 and $1.81, Respectively, Which Includes Catastrophe Losses of $1.40 per Diluted Share

 

Second Quarter Return on Equity of 9.2% and Core Return on Equity of 8.7%

 

·             Second quarter net income of $524 million and core income of $494 million.

·             Catastrophe losses of $488 million pre-tax increased by $85 million pre-tax from the prior year quarter. Quarter-over-quarter results also impacted by an incremental charge of $45 million pre-tax associated with a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related.

·             Consolidated combined ratio of 98.1%; underlying combined ratio of 93.6%.

·             Record net written premiums of $7.131 billion, up 7% from the prior year quarter, reflecting growth in all segments.

·             Renewal premium change in Business Insurance at highest level since 2014.

·             Total capital returned to shareholders of $559 million in the quarter, including $350 million of share repurchases. Year-to-date total capital returned to shareholders of $1.157 billion, including $751 million of share repurchases.

·             Book value per share of $84.51, down 3% from year-end 2017, due to the impact of higher interest rates on net unrealized investment gains/(losses). Adjusted book value per share of $84.93, up 2% from year-end 2017.

·             Board of Directors declared quarterly dividend per share of $0.77.

 

New York, July 19, 2018 — The Travelers Companies, Inc. today reported net income of $524 million, or $1.92 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, compared to $595 million, or $2.11 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Core income in the current quarter was $494 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, compared to $543 million, or $1.92 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Core income before income taxes decreased primarily due to an increase in catastrophe losses of $85 million, an incremental charge of $45 million associated with a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related, and an $18 million assessment from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) related to Hurricane Harvey. Core income benefited by $54 million from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Net realized investment gains of $36 million pre-tax ($30 million after-tax) decreased due to lower gains on equity securities. Per diluted share amounts benefited from the impact of share repurchases.

 

Consolidated Highlights

 

($ in millions, except for per share amounts, and after-tax,

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

except for premiums & revenues)

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

Net written premiums

 

$

7,131

 

$

6,640

 

7

%

$

13,955

 

$

13,135

 

6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

$

7,477

 

$

7,184

 

4

 

$

14,763

 

$

14,126

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

524

 

$

595

 

(12

)

$

1,193

 

$

1,212

 

(2

)

per diluted share

 

$

1.92

 

$

2.11

 

(9

)

$

4.35

 

$

4.28

 

2

 

Core income

 

$

494

 

$

543

 

(9

)

$

1,172

 

$

1,157

 

1

 

per diluted share

 

$

1.81

 

$

1.92

 

(6

)

$

4.27

 

$

4.08

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

271.1

 

280.0

 

(3

)

272.5

 

281.2

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined ratio

 

98.1

%

96.7

%

1.4

pts

96.8

%

96.4

%

0.4

pts

Underlying combined ratio

 

93.6

%

93.5

%

0.1

pts

93.0

%

92.7

%

0.3

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on equity

 

9.2

%

10.0

%

(0.8

)pts

10.3

%

10.3

%

pts

Core return on equity

 

8.7

%

9.5

%

(0.8

)pts

10.3

%

10.2

%

0.1

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change from

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

2017

 

 

 

Book value per share

 

$

84.51

 

$

87.46

 

$

86.46

 

(3

)%

(2

)%

 

 

Adjusted book value per share

 

84.93

 

83.36

 

82.71

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

See Glossary of Financial Measures for definitions and the statistical supplement for additional financial data.

 

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“Second quarter core income was $494 million, down from $543 million in the prior year quarter, due to a $122 million after-tax increase in catastrophe losses resulting from an active tornado and hail season,” said Alan Schnitzer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Results excluding catastrophe losses were strong, reflecting record net earned premiums and a consolidated underlying combined ratio of 93.6%, with each of our business segments contributing. The underlying combined ratio in Business Insurance was a solid 96.5%. The underlying combined ratio in our Bond & Specialty Insurance business was strong at 80.5%. The underlying combined ratio in Personal Insurance improved to 92.6%, reflecting a 6.9 point improvement in Agency Auto as a result of our actions in recent quarters to increase profitability. The consolidated expense ratio improved by 0.4 points from disciplined top line growth and expense management, along with the successful execution of our productivity initiatives. Our investment portfolio continued to perform well, with income from our fixed income portfolio continuing to increase. Our capital management strategy remains unchanged, and we returned approximately $560 million of excess capital to our shareholders this quarter, including $350 million of share repurchases, bringing the year-to-date total to over $1.15 billion.

 

“We are pleased with the execution of our marketplace strategies. Net written premiums increased by 7% to a record $7.1 billion. Net written premiums in Business Insurance increased by 7%. This was driven by very strong execution by our domestic field organization, which resulted in renewal premium change that reached 5.3%, its highest level since 2014, while still achieving retention of 85%, consistent with historical highs. The recent establishment of business centers in our Commercial Accounts business contributed to an 8% increase in domestic new business in Business Insurance. In Bond & Specialty Insurance, net written premiums increased by 9%, with strong production across our Management Liability and Surety businesses. In Personal Insurance, net written premiums increased by 8%, benefiting from renewal premium change of 9% in Agency Auto and continued growth in Agency Homeowners.

 

“Turning to weather more broadly, absent a severe hurricane season, we expect catastrophe losses to be highest in the second quarter. Catastrophe losses were $488 million this quarter, approximately $50 million more than we would have expected, but within the range of normal variability. This follows several recent quarters in which catastrophe losses exceeded our historical experience and expectations. Weather is inherently unpredictable, and accordingly, we take a balanced approach to developing conclusions from what happens in a relatively short period of time. As always, the impact of weather on our business has our full attention, and we will continue to use our leading actuarial expertise and the latest in weather modeling to inform our underwriting and pricing decisions.

 

“With a strong foundation, an active innovation agenda, superior talent and a track record of successfully managing our businesses for the long term, we remain well positioned to continue to deliver leading returns over time.”

 

Consolidated Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

($ in millions and pre-tax, unless noted otherwise)

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting gain:

 

$

90

 

$

173

 

$

(83

)

 

$

348

 

$

384

 

$

(36

)

Underwriting gain includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

186

 

203

 

(17

)

 

336

 

284

 

52

 

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

(488

)

(403

)

(85

)

 

(842

)

(750

)

(92

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income  

 

595

 

598

 

(3

)

 

1,198

 

1,208

 

(10

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income/(expense), including interest expense

 

(90

)

(61

)

(29

)

 

(162

)

(127

)

(35

)

Core income before income taxes

 

595

 

710

 

(115

)

 

1,384

 

1,465

 

(81

)

Income tax expense

 

101

 

167

 

(66

)

 

212

 

308

 

(96

)

Core income  

 

494

 

543

 

(49

)

 

1,172

 

1,157

 

15

 

Net realized investment gains after income taxes

 

30

 

52

 

(22

)

 

21

 

55

 

(34

)

Net income

 

$

524

 

$

595

 

$

(71

)

 

$

1,193

 

$

1,212

 

$

(19

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined ratio  

 

98.1

%

96.7

%

1.4

pts

 

96.8

%

96.4

%

0.4

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact on combined ratio  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

(2.8

)pts

(3.2

)pts

0.4

pts

 

(2.5

)pts

(2.3

)pts

(0.2

)pts

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance  

 

7.3

pts

6.4

pts

0.9

pts

 

6.3

pts

6.0

pts

0.3

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying combined ratio    

 

93.6

%

93.5

%

0.1

pts

 

93.0

%

92.7

%

0.3

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net written premiums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Insurance

 

$

3,781

 

$

3,544

 

7

%

 

$

7,775

 

$

7,399

 

5

%

Bond & Specialty Insurance

 

653

 

598

 

9

 

 

1,227

 

1,142

 

7

 

Personal Insurance

 

2,697

 

2,498

 

8

 

 

4,953

 

4,594

 

8

 

Total

 

$

7,131

 

$

6,640

 

7

%

 

$

13,955

 

$

13,135

 

6

%

 

Second Quarter 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. second quarter 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Net income of $524 million decreased $71 million due to lower core income and lower net realized investment gains. Core income of $494 million decreased $49 million. Core income before income taxes decreased primarily due to an increase in catastrophe losses of $85 million, an incremental charge of $45 million associated with a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related, and the $18 million assessment from TWIA. Core income benefited by $54 million from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Net realized investment gains of $36 million pre-tax ($30 million after-tax) decreased due to lower gains on equity securities.

 

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Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 98.1% increased 1.4 points due to higher catastrophe losses (0.9 points), lower net favorable prior year reserve development (0.4 points) and a higher underlying combined ratio (0.1 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 93.6% increased 0.1 points. See below for details by segment.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development occurred in all segments. Catastrophe losses in the second quarter of 2018 primarily resulted from nine wind and hail storms in several regions of the United States.

 

Net investment income of $595 million pre-tax was comparable to the prior year quarter. Private equity returns, although strong, were lower than the prior year quarter, while income from our fixed income investment portfolio increased due to a higher average level of fixed maturity investments and higher short-term interest rates.

 

Record net written premiums of $7.131 billion increased 7%, reflecting growth in all segments.

 

Year-to-Date 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. year-to-date 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Net income of $1.193 billion decreased $19 million due to lower net realized investment gains, partially offset by higher core income. Core income of $1.172 million increased $15 million. Core income before income taxes decreased due to higher catastrophe losses, partially offset by higher net favorable prior year reserve development. Core income benefited by $127 million from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Net realized investment gains of $25 million pre-tax ($21 million after-tax) were lower, primarily driven by gains on the sale of equity securities in the prior year period.

 

Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 96.8% increased 0.4 points due to a higher underlying combined ratio (0.3 points) and higher catastrophe losses (0.3 points), partially offset by higher net favorable prior year reserve development (0.2 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 93.0% increased 0.3 points.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development occurred in all segments. Catastrophe losses included the second quarter events described above, as well as winter storms in the eastern United States, a wind and hail storm in the southern United States and mudslides in California in the first quarter of 2018.

 

Net investment income of $1.198 billion pre-tax ($1.020 billion after-tax) was comparable to the prior year period and benefited from the same factors as discussed above for the second quarter 2018.

 

Record net written premiums of $13.955 billion increased 6%, reflecting growth in all segments.

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

Shareholders’ equity of $22.623 billion decreased 5% from year-end 2017 due to the impact of higher interest rates on net unrealized investment gains/(losses). Net unrealized investment losses included in shareholders’ equity were $(135) million pre-tax ($(112) million after-tax), compared to net unrealized investment gains of $1.414 billion pre-tax ($1.112 billion after-tax) at year-end 2017. Book value per share of $84.51 decreased 3% from year-end 2017, also due to the impact of higher interest rates on net unrealized investment gains/(losses), and adjusted book value per share of $84.93 increased 2% from year-end 2017.

 

The Company repurchased 2.7 million shares during the second quarter at an average price of $129.66 per share for a total cost of $350 million. Capacity remaining under the existing share repurchase authorization was $3.856 billion at the end of the quarter. At the end of second quarter 2018, statutory capital and surplus was $20.371 billion and the ratio of debt-to-capital was 22.2%. The ratio of debt-to-capital excluding after-tax net unrealized investment gains/(losses) included in shareholders’ equity was 22.1%, within the Company’s target range of 15% to 25%.

 

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.77 per share. This dividend is payable on September 28, 2018, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 10, 2018.

 

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Business Insurance Segment Financial Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

($ in millions and pre-tax, unless noted otherwise)

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting gain:

 

$

32

 

$

107

 

$

(75

)

 

$

105

 

$

216

 

$

(111

)

Underwriting gain includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

84

 

125

 

(41

)

 

150

 

186

 

(36

)

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

(168

)

(184

)

16

 

 

(306

)

(316

)

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

440

 

447

 

(7

)

 

886

 

900

 

(14

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income/(expense)

 

(10

)

15

 

(25

)

 

(7

)

24

 

(31

)

Segment income before income taxes

 

462

 

569

 

(107

)

 

984

 

1,140

 

(156

)

Income tax expense

 

77

 

140

 

(63

)

 

147

 

269

 

(122

)

Segment income

 

$

385

 

$

429

 

$

(44

)

 

$

837

 

$

871

 

$

(34

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined ratio

 

98.8

%

96.5

%

2.3

pts

 

98.2

%

96.5

%

1.7

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact on combined ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

(2.3

)pts

(3.6

)pts

1.3

pts

 

(2.1

)pts

(2.7

)pts

0.6

pts

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

4.6

pts

5.3

pts

(0.7

)pts

 

4.3

pts

4.6

pts

(0.3

)pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying combined ratio

 

96.5

%

94.8

%

1.7

pts

 

96.0

%

94.6

%

1.4

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net written premiums by market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Accounts

 

$

729

 

$

720

 

1

%

 

$

1,502

 

$

1,475

 

2

%

Middle Market

 

1,985

 

1,820

 

9

 

 

4,247

 

3,997

 

6

 

National Accounts

 

231

 

219

 

5

 

 

540

 

507

 

7

 

National Property and Other

 

518

 

496

 

4

 

 

898

 

882

 

2

 

Total Domestic

 

3,463

 

3,255

 

6

 

 

7,187

 

6,861

 

5

 

International

 

318

 

289

 

10

 

 

588

 

538

 

9

 

Total

 

$

3,781

 

$

3,544

 

7

%

 

$

7,775

 

$

7,399

 

5

%

 

Second Quarter 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. second quarter 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment income for Business Insurance was $385 million after-tax, a decrease of $44 million. Segment income before income taxes was impacted by a lower underlying underwriting gain and lower net favorable prior year reserve development. The lower underlying underwriting gain was driven by normal quarterly variability in both loss and expense activity, including an incremental charge of $45 million associated with a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related, and $9 million from the TWIA assessment. Segment income in the current quarter benefited from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate.

 

Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 98.8% increased 2.3 points due to a higher underlying combined ratio (1.7 points) and lower net favorable prior year reserve development (1.3 points), partially offset by lower catastrophe losses (0.7 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 96.5% increased 1.7 points driven by normal quarterly variability in both loss and expense activity, including a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related, and the TWIA assessment.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development was primarily driven by better than expected loss experience in the segment’s domestic operations in the workers’ compensation product line for multiple accident years, partially offset by higher than expected loss experience in the general liability product line for accident years 2008 and prior, including a $55 million increase to environmental reserves.

 

Net written premiums of $3.781 billion increased 7%, benefiting from continued strong retention, higher renewal premium change and higher levels of new business.

 

Year-to-Date 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. year-to-date 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment income for Business Insurance was $837 million after-tax, a decrease of $34 million. Segment income before income taxes was impacted by a lower underlying underwriting gain, primarily driven by normal variability in loss activity, including a charge of $45 million associated with a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related, and lower net favorable prior year reserve development. Segment income in the current quarter benefited from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Segment income in the prior year period included a $15 million benefit from the resolution of prior year tax matters.

 

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Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 98.2% increased 1.7 points due to a higher underlying combined ratio (1.4 points) and lower net favorable prior year reserve development (0.6 points), partially offset by lower catastrophe losses (0.3 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 96.0% increased 1.4 points, primarily driven by normal variability in loss activity, including a few large commercial losses, primarily fire related.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development was primarily driven by better than expected loss experience in the segment’s domestic operations in the workers’ compensation product line for multiple accident years and the commercial property product line for recent accident years, partially offset by higher than expected loss experience in the general liability product line for accident years 2008 and prior (including a $55 million increase to environmental reserves) and higher than expected loss experience in the commercial automobile product line for recent accident years.

 

Net written premiums of $7.775 billion increased 5% and benefited from the same factors discussed above for the second quarter 2018.

 

 

Bond & Specialty Insurance Segment Financial Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

($ in millions and pre-tax, unless noted otherwise)

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting gain:

 

$

199

 

$

177

 

$

22

 

 

$

343

 

$

289

 

$

54

 

Underwriting gain includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

89

 

78

 

11

 

 

124

 

92

 

32

 

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

(5

)

(1

)

(4

)

 

(5

)

(2

)

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

57

 

56

 

1

 

 

115

 

117

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

3

 

6

 

(3

)

 

9

 

11

 

(2

)

Segment income before income taxes

 

259

 

239

 

20

 

 

467

 

417

 

50

 

Income tax expense

 

55

 

76

 

(21

)

 

90

 

109

 

(19

)

Segment income

 

$

204

 

$

163

 

$

41

 

 

$

377

 

$

308

 

$

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined ratio

 

66.5

%

68.7

%

(2.2

)pts

 

70.5

%

74.0

%

(3.5

)pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact on combined ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

(14.8

)pts

(13.5

)pts

(1.3

)pts

 

(10.5

)pts

(8.2

)pts

(2.3

)pts

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

0.8

pts

0.2

pts

0.6

pts

 

0.4

pts

0.2

pts

0.2

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying combined ratio

 

80.5

%

82.0

%

(1.5

)pts

 

80.6

%

82.0

%

(1.4

)pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net written premiums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Liability

 

$

362

 

$

341

 

6

%

 

$

710

 

$

671

 

6

%

Surety

 

235

 

211

 

11

 

 

420

 

385

 

9

 

Total Domestic

 

597

 

552

 

8

 

 

1,130

 

1,056

 

7

 

International

 

56

 

46

 

22

 

 

97

 

86

 

13

 

Total

 

$

653

 

$

598

 

9

%

 

$

1,227

 

$

1,142

 

7

%

 

Second Quarter 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. second quarter 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment income for Bond & Specialty Insurance was $204 million, an increase of $41 million. Segment income before income taxes benefited from a higher underlying underwriting gain and higher net favorable prior year reserve development. Segment income in the current quarter benefited from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate.

 

Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 66.5% improved 2.2 points due to a lower underlying combined ratio (1.5 points) and higher net favorable prior year reserve development (1.3 points), partially offset by higher catastrophe losses (0.6 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio remained very strong at 80.5% and improved 1.5 points, primarily driven by improvement in the expense ratio from the impact of higher levels of earned premiums.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development resulted from better than expected loss experience in the segment’s domestic operations in the general liability product line for multiple accident years.

 

Net written premiums of $653 million increased 9%, reflecting an increase in surety premiums, as well as continued strong retention and an increase in new business in management liability.

 

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Year-to-Date 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. year-to-date 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment income for Bond & Specialty Insurance was $377 million, an increase of $69 million.  Segment income before income taxes benefited from higher net favorable prior year reserve development and a higher underlying underwriting gain. Segment income in the current period benefited from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Segment income in the prior year period included a $17 million benefit from the resolution of prior year tax matters.

 

Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 70.5% improved 3.5 points due to higher net favorable prior year reserve development (2.3 points) and a lower underlying combined ratio (1.4 points), partially offset by higher catastrophe losses (0.2 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio remained very strong at 80.6% and improved 1.4 points, primarily driven by improvement in the expense ratio from the impact of higher levels of earned premiums.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development resulted from better than expected loss experience in the segment’s domestic operations in the general liability product line for multiple accident years.

 

Net written premiums of $1.227 billion grew 7% from the prior year period and benefited from the same factors as discussed above for second quarter 2018.

 

Personal Insurance Segment Financial Results

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

($ in millions and pre-tax, unless noted otherwise)

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting gain/(loss):

 

$

(141

)

$

(111

)

$

(30

)

 

$

(100

)

$

(121

)

$

21

 

Underwriting gain includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

13

 

 

13

 

 

62

 

6

 

56

 

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

(315

)

(218

)

(97

)

 

(531

)

(432

)

(99

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net investment income

 

98

 

95

 

3

 

 

197

 

191

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

14

 

15

 

(1

)

 

31

 

31

 

 

Segment income/(loss) before income taxes

 

(29

)

(1

)

(28

)

 

128

 

101

 

27

 

Income tax expense/(benefit)

 

(12

)

(13

)

1

 

 

16

 

 

16

 

Segment income/(loss)

 

$

(17

)

$

12

 

$

(29

)

 

$

112

 

$

101

 

$

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined ratio

 

104.9

%

104.1

%

0.8

pts

 

101.3

%

101.9

%

(0.6

)pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact on combined ratio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net favorable prior year reserve development

 

(0.5

)pts

pts

(0.5

)pts

 

(1.3

)pts

(0.2

)pts

(1.1

)pts

Catastrophes, net of reinsurance

 

12.8

pts

9.6

pts

3.2

pts

 

11.0

pts

9.7

pts

1.3

pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying combined ratio

 

92.6

%

94.5

%

(1.9

)pts

 

91.6

%

92.4

%

(0.8

)pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net written premiums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automobile

 

$

1,258

 

$

1,159

 

9

%

 

$

2,441

 

$

2,246

 

9

%

Homeowners & Other

 

1,137

 

1,077

 

6

 

 

1,969

 

1,871

 

5

 

Total Agency

 

2,395

 

2,236

 

7

 

 

4,410

 

4,117

 

7

 

Direct to Consumer

 

99

 

88

 

13

 

 

191

 

171

 

12

 

Total Domestic

 

2,494

 

2,324

 

7

 

 

4,601

 

4,288

 

7

 

International

 

203

 

174

 

17

 

 

352

 

306

 

15

 

Total

 

$

2,697

 

$

2,498

 

8

%

 

$

4,953

 

$

4,594

 

8

%

 


(1) Represents business sold through agents, brokers and other intermediaries, and excludes direct to consumer.

 

Second Quarter 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. second quarter 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment loss for Personal Insurance was $(17) million, as compared to segment income of $12 million in the prior year quarter, due to lower segment income before income taxes. The segment loss before income taxes resulted from higher catastrophe losses, partially offset by a higher underlying underwriting gain and net favorable prior year reserve development, compared to no net reserve development in the prior year quarter. The higher underlying underwriting gain resulted from improvement in Agency Automobile, driven by earned pricing that exceeded loss cost trends, partially offset by a reduction in Agency Homeowners & Other due to normal variability in loss activity as well as the inclusion of $9 million from the TWIA assessment. Segment loss in the current quarter was impacted by a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate.

 

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Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 104.9% increased 0.8 points due to higher catastrophe losses (3.2 points), partially offset by a lower underlying combined ratio (1.9 points) and net favorable prior year reserve development compared to no net reserve development in the prior year quarter (0.5 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 92.6% improved 1.9 points from improvement in Agency Automobile, driven by earned pricing that exceeded loss cost trends, partially offset by an increase in Agency Homeowners & Other due to normal variability in loss activity and the TWIA assessment.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development resulted from better than expected loss experience in the domestic Automobile product line for recent accident years.

 

Net written premiums of $2.697 billion increased 8%. Agency Automobile net written premiums grew 9%, driven by renewal premium change of 9%. Agency Homeowners & Other net written premiums grew 6%, benefiting from year-over-year policies in force growth of 6% and positive renewal premium change.

 

Year-to-Date 2018 Results

(All comparisons vs. year-to-date 2017, unless noted otherwise)

 

Segment income for Personal Insurance was $112 million, an increase of $11 million. Segment income before income taxes benefited from a higher underlying underwriting gain and higher net favorable prior year reserve development, partially offset by higher catastrophe losses. The higher underlying underwriting gain was driven by earned pricing that exceeded loss cost trends in the Agency Automobile product line, partially offset by a reduction in Agency Homeowners & Other due to normal variability in loss activity. Segment income in the current period benefited from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate. Segment income in the prior year period included a $7 million benefit from the resolution of prior year income tax matters.

 

Underwriting results:

 

·                  The combined ratio of 101.3% improved 0.6 points due to higher net favorable prior year reserve development (1.1 points) and a lower underlying combined ratio (0.8 points), partially offset by higher catastrophe losses (1.3 points).

 

·                  The underlying combined ratio of 91.6% improved 0.8 points, primarily driven by earned pricing that exceeded loss cost trends in Agency Automobile, partially offset by an increase in Agency Homeowners & Other due to normal variability in loss activity.

 

·                  Net favorable prior year reserve development resulted from better than expected loss experience in the segment’s domestic operations in the Automobile product line for recent accident years.

 

Net written premiums of $4.953 billion increased 8%. Agency Automobile net written premiums grew 9% and Agency Homeowners & Other net written premiums grew 5%, benefiting from the same factors as discussed above for second quarter 2018.

 

Financial Supplement and Conference Call

 

The information in this press release should be read in conjunction with a financial supplement that is available on our website at www.travelers.com. Travelers management will discuss the contents of this release and other relevant topics via webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Central) on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Investors can access the call via webcast at http://investor.travelers.com or by dialing 1.866.393.4306 within the United States and 1.734.385.2616 outside the United States. Prior to the webcast, a slide presentation pertaining to the quarterly earnings will be available on the Company’s website.

 

Following the live event, an audio playback of the webcast and the slide presentation will be available on the same website.

 

About Travelers

 

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.

 

Travelers may use its website and/or social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, as distribution channels of material Company information. Financial and other important information regarding the Company is routinely accessible through and posted on our website at http://investor.travelers.com, our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/travelers and our Twitter account (@Travelers) at https://twitter.com/travelers. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about Travelers when you enroll your email address by visiting the Email Notifications section at http://investor.travelers.com.

 

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Travelers is organized into the following reportable business segments:

 

Business Insurance — Business Insurance offers a broad array of property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its customers, primarily in the United States, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world as a corporate member of Lloyd’s.

 

Bond & Specialty Insurance — Bond & Specialty Insurance provides surety, fidelity, management liability, professional liability, and other property and casualty coverages and related risk management services to its customers in the United States and certain specialty insurance products in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Brazil, utilizing various degrees of financially-based underwriting approaches.

 

Personal Insurance — Personal Insurance writes a broad range of property and casualty insurance covering individuals’ personal risks, primarily in the United States, as well as in Canada. The primary products of automobile and homeowners insurance are complemented by a broad suite of related coverages.

 

* * * * *

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains, and management may make, certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates” and similar expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements include, among other things, the Company’s statements about:

 

·                  the Company’s outlook and its future results of operations and financial condition (including, among other things, anticipated premium volume, premium rates, margins, net and core income, investment income and performance, loss costs, return on equity, core return on equity and expected current returns and combined ratios);

·                  share repurchase plans;

·                  future pension plan contributions;

·                  the sufficiency of the Company’s asbestos and other reserves;

·                  the impact of emerging claims issues as well as other insurance and non-insurance litigation;

·                  the cost and availability of reinsurance coverage;

·                  catastrophe losses;

·                  the impact of investment (including changes in interest rates), economic (including inflation, recent changes in tax law, rapid changes in commodity prices and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates) and underwriting market conditions;

·                  strategic and operational initiatives to improve profitability and competitiveness;

·                  the Company’s competitive advantages;

·                  new product offerings; and

·                  the impact of new or potential regulations imposed or to be imposed by the United States or other nations, including tariffs or other barriers to international trade.

 

The Company cautions investors that such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements.

 

Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

·                  catastrophe losses could materially and adversely affect the Company’s results of operations, its financial position and/or liquidity, and could adversely impact the Company’s ratings, the Company’s ability to raise capital and the availability and cost of reinsurance;

 

·                  if actual claims exceed the Company’s claims and claim adjustment expense reserves, or if changes in the estimated level of claims and claim adjustment expense reserves are necessary, including as a result of, among other things, changes in the legal, regulatory and economic environments in which the Company operates, the Company’s financial results could be materially and adversely affected;

 

·                  during or following a period of financial market disruption or an economic downturn, the Company’s business could be materially and adversely affected;

 

·                  the Company’s investment portfolio is subject to credit risk and interest rate risk, and may suffer reduced or low returns or material realized or unrealized losses;

 

·                  the Company’s business could be harmed because of its potential exposure to asbestos and environmental claims and related litigation;

 

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·                  the intense competition that the Company faces, and the impact of innovation, technological change and changing customer preferences on the insurance industry and the markets in which it operates, could harm its ability to maintain or increase its business volumes and its profitability;

 

·                  disruptions to the Company’s relationships with its independent agents and brokers or the Company’s inability to manage effectively a changing distribution landscape could adversely affect the Company;

 

·                  the Company is exposed to, and may face adverse developments involving, mass tort claims such as those relating to exposure to potentially harmful products or substances;

 

·                  the effects of emerging claim and coverage issues on the Company’s business are uncertain;

 

·                  the Company may not be able to collect all amounts due to it from reinsurers, reinsurance coverage may not be available to the Company in the future at commercially reasonable rates or at all and we are exposed to credit risk related to our structured settlements;

 

·                  the Company is also exposed to credit risk in certain of its insurance operations and with respect to certain guarantee or indemnification arrangements that we have with third parties;

 

·                  within the United States, the Company’s businesses are heavily regulated by the states in which it conducts business, including licensing, market conduct and financial supervision, and changes in regulation may reduce the Company’s profitability and limit its growth;

 

·                  a downgrade in the Company’s claims-paying and financial strength ratings could adversely impact the Company’s business volumes, adversely impact the Company’s ability to access the capital markets and increase the Company’s borrowing costs;

 

·                  the inability of the Company’s insurance subsidiaries to pay dividends to the Company’s holding company in sufficient amounts would harm the Company’s ability to meet its obligations, pay future shareholder dividends and/or make future share repurchases;

 

·                  the Company’s efforts to develop new products, expand in targeted markets or improve business processes and workflows may not be successful and may create enhanced risks;

 

·                  the Company may be adversely affected if its pricing and capital models provide materially different indications than actual results;

 

·                  the Company’s business success and profitability depend, in part, on effective information technology systems and on continuing to develop and implement improvements in technology, particularly as our business processes become more digital;

 

·                  if the Company experiences difficulties with technology, data and network security (including as a result of cyber attacks), outsourcing relationships, or cloud-based technology, the Company’s ability to conduct its business could be negatively impacted;

 

·                  the Company is also subject to a number of additional risks associated with its business outside the United States, including foreign currency exchange fluctuations and restrictive regulations as well as the risks and uncertainties associated with the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union;

 

·                  regulatory changes outside of the United States, including in Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union, could adversely impact the Company’s results of operations and limit its growth;

 

·                  loss of or significant restrictions on the use of particular types of underwriting criteria, such as credit scoring, or other data or methodologies, in the pricing and underwriting of the Company’s products could reduce the Company’s future profitability;

 

·                  acquisitions and integration of acquired businesses may result in operating difficulties and other unintended consequences;

 

·                  the Company could be adversely affected if its controls designed to ensure compliance with guidelines, policies and legal and regulatory standards are not effective;

 

·                  the Company’s businesses may be adversely affected if it is unable to hire and retain qualified employees;

 

·                  intellectual property is important to the Company’s business, and the Company may be unable to protect and enforce its own intellectual property or the Company may be subject to claims for infringing the intellectual property of others;

 

·                  changes in federal regulation could impose significant burdens on the Company and otherwise adversely impact the Company’s results;

 

·                  changes in U.S. tax laws or in the tax laws of other jurisdictions where the Company operates could adversely impact the Company; and

 

·                  the Company’s share repurchase plans depend on a variety of factors, including the Company’s financial position, earnings, share price, catastrophe losses, maintaining capital levels commensurate with the Company’s desired ratings from independent rating agencies, funding of the Company’s qualified pension plan, capital requirements of the Company’s operating subsidiaries, legal requirements, regulatory constraints, other investment opportunities (including mergers and acquisitions and related financings), market conditions and other factors.

 

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release or as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, see the information under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our most recent

 

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annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 15, 2018, as updated by our periodic filings with the SEC.

 

*****

 

GLOSSARY OF FINANCIAL MEASURES AND RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

The following measures are used by the Company’s management to evaluate financial performance against historical results and establish targets on a consolidated basis. In some cases, these measures are considered non-GAAP financial measures under applicable SEC rules because they are not displayed as separate line items in the consolidated financial statements or are not required to be disclosed in the notes to financial statements or, in some cases, include or exclude certain items not ordinarily included or excluded in the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Reconciliations of these measures to the most comparable GAAP measures also follow.

 

In the opinion of the Company’s management, a discussion of these measures provides investors, financial analysts, rating agencies and other financial statement users with a better understanding of the significant factors that comprise the Company’s periodic results of operations and how management evaluates the Company’s financial performance. Internally, the Company’s management uses these measures to evaluate performance against historical results, to establish financial targets on a consolidated basis and for other reasons, which are discussed below.

 

Some of these measures exclude net realized investment gains (losses), net of tax, and/or net unrealized investment gains (losses), net of tax, included in shareholders’ equity, which can be significantly impacted by both discretionary and other economic factors and are not necessarily indicative of operating trends.

 

Other companies may calculate these measures differently, and, therefore, their measures may not be comparable to those used by the Company’s management.

 

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO CORE INCOME AND CERTAIN OTHER NON-GAAP MEASURES

 

Core income (loss) is consolidated net income (loss) excluding the after-tax impact of net realized investment gains (losses), discontinued operations, the effect of a change in tax laws and tax rates at enactment, and cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles when applicable. Segment income (loss) is determined in the same manner as core income (loss) on a segment basis. Management uses segment income (loss) to analyze each segment’s performance and as a tool in making business decisions.  Financial statement users also consider core income/(loss) when analyzing the results and trends of insurance companies. Core income (loss) per share is core income (loss) on a per common share basis.

 

Reconciliation of Net Income to Core Income less Preferred Dividends

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

($ in millions, after-tax)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

524

 

$

595

 

$

1,193

 

$

1,212

 

Less: Net realized investment gains

 

30

 

52

 

21

 

55

 

Core income

 

$

494

 

$

543

 

$

1,172

 

$

1,157

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

($ in millions, pre-tax)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

631

 

$

790

 

$

1,409

 

$

1,550

 

Less: Net realized investment gains

 

36

 

80

 

25

 

85

 

Core income

 

$

595

 

$

710

 

$

1,384

 

$

1,465

 

 

 

 

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

 

($ in millions, after-tax)

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

2,056

 

$

3,014

 

$

3,439

 

$

3,692

 

$

3,673

 

$

2,473

 

$

1,426

 

$

3,216

 

$

3,622

 

$

2,924

 

$

4,601

 

$

4,208

 

$

1,622

 

Less: Loss from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(439

)

Income from continuing operations

 

2,056

 

3,014

 

3,439

 

3,692

 

3,673

 

2,473

 

1,426

 

3,216

 

3,622

 

2,924

 

4,601

 

4,208

 

2,061

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized investment (gains)/losses

 

(142

)

(47

)

(2

)

(51

)

(106

)

(32

)

(36

)

(173

)

(22

)

271

 

(101

)

(8

)

(35

)

Impact of TCJA at enactment (1)

 

129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core income

 

2,043

 

2,967

 

3,437

 

3,641

 

3,567

 

2,441

 

1,390

 

3,043

 

3,600

 

3,195

 

4,500

 

4,200

 

2,026

 

Less: Preferred dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

Core income, less preferred dividends

 

$

2,043

 

$

2,967

 

$

3,437

 

$

3,641

 

$

3,567

 

$

2,441

 

$

1,389

 

$

3,040

 

$

3,597

 

$

3,191

 

$

4,496

 

$

4,195

 

$

2,020

 

 


(1) Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)

 

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Reconciliation of Net Income per Share to Core Income per Share on a Basic and Diluted Basis

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1.93

 

$

2.13

 

$

4.39

 

$

4.32

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized investment gains, after-tax

 

(0.10

)

(0.19

)

(0.08

)

(0.20

)

Core income

 

$

1.83

 

$

1.94

 

$

4.31

 

$

4.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted income per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

1.92

 

$

2.11

 

$

4.35

 

$

4.28

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized investment gains, after-tax

 

(0.11

)

(0.19

)

(0.08

)

(0.20

)

Core income

 

$

1.81

 

$

1.92

 

$

4.27

 

$

4.08

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Income/(Loss) to Total Core Income

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

($ in millions, after-tax)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Insurance

 

$

385

 

$

429

 

$

837

 

$

871

 

Bond & Specialty Insurance

 

204

 

163

 

377

 

308

 

Personal Insurance

 

(17

)

12

 

112

 

101

 

Total segment income

 

572

 

604

 

1,326

 

1,280

 

Interest Expense and Other

 

(78

)

(61

)

(154

)

(123

)

Total core income

 

$

494

 

$

543

 

$

1,172

 

$

1,157

 

 

RECONCILIATION OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY TO ADJUSTED SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND CALCULATION OF RETURN ON EQUITY AND CORE RETURN ON EQUITY

 

Adjusted shareholders’ equity is shareholders’ equity excluding net unrealized investment gains (losses), net of tax, included in shareholders’ equity, net realized investment gains (losses), net of tax, for the period presented, the effect of a change in tax laws and tax rates at enactment (excluding the portion related to net unrealized investment gains (losses)), preferred stock and discontinued operations.

 

11



 

Reconciliation of Shareholders’ Equity to Adjusted Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

As of June 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

$

22,623

 

$

23,858

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized investment (gains)/losses, net of tax, included in shareholders’ equity

 

112

 

(1,035

)

Net realized investment gains, net of tax

 

(21

)

(55

)

Adjusted shareholders’ equity

 

$

22,714

 

$

22,768

 

 

 

 

As of December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

$

23,731

 

$

23,221

 

$

23,598

 

$

24,836

 

$

24,796

 

$

25,405

 

$

24,477

 

$

25,475

 

$

27,415

 

$

25,319

 

$

26,616

 

$

25,135

 

$

22,303

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized investment (gains)/losses, net of tax, included in shareholders’ equity

 

(1,112

)

(730

)

(1,289

)

(1,966

)

(1,322

)

(3,103

)

(2,871

)

(1,859

)

(1,856

)

146

 

(620

)

(453

)

(327

)

Net realized investment (gains)/losses, net of tax

 

(142

)

(47

)

(2

)

(51

)

(106

)

(32

)

(36

)

(173

)

(22

)

271

 

(101

)

(8

)

(35

)

Impact of TCJA(1) at enactment

 

287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(68

)

(79

)

(89

)

(112

)

(129

)

(153

)

Loss from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

439

 

Adjusted shareholders’ equity

 

$

22,764

 

$

22,444

 

$

22,307

 

$

22,819

 

$

23,368

 

$

22,270

 

$

21,570

 

$

23,375

 

$

25,458

 

$

25,647

 

$

25,783

 

$

24,545

 

$

22,227

 

 


(1) Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)

 

Return on equity is the ratio of annualized net income less preferred dividends to average shareholders’ equity for the periods presented. Core return on equity is the ratio of annualized core income less preferred dividends to adjusted average shareholders’ equity for the periods presented. In the opinion of the Company’s management, these are important indicators of how well management creates value for its shareholders through its operating activities and its capital management.

 

Average shareholders’ equity is (a) the sum of total shareholders’ equity excluding preferred stock at the beginning and end of each of the quarters for the period presented divided by (b) the number of quarters in the period presented times two. Adjusted average shareholders’ equity is (a) the sum of adjusted shareholders’ equity at the beginning and end of each of the quarters for the period presented divided by (b) the number of quarters in the period presented times two.

 

Calculation of Return on Equity and Core Return on Equity

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

($ in millions, after-tax)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annualized net income

 

$

2,094

 

$

2,379

 

$

2,385

 

$

2,424