AmTrust Announces Net Income For The Third Quarter 2016

By: Jeff Hatch

November 03, 2016

Warrantech’s parent company, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) today announced third quarter 2016 net income attributable to common stockholders was $103.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to $182.7 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2015. 

For the third quarter 2016, operating earnings was $126.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to $150.9 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2015. Annualized return on common equity was 15.9% for the third quarter 2016 compared to 35.4% for the third quarter 2015. Third quarter 2016 annualized operating return on common equity was 19.4% compared to 29.2% in the third quarter 2015.

"We delivered a solid performance in the third quarter, with strong investment results, higher service and fee income, and growth in gross written premiums, compared with the same period a year ago," said Barry Zyskind, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AmTrust. "Our performance reflects a full quarter's contribution from Republic Companies, as well as continued strong policy retention and disciplined underwriting of new business in our small commercial business segment, as demonstrated by our stable loss ratio. The top-line results of our specialty risk and extended warranty segment reflect the impact of the decline in the British pound relative to the third quarter a year ago, and we are pleased with the underlying performance of this segment."

Mr. Zyskind also stated, "We are optimistic about our organic growth prospects, given our differentiated model in workers' compensation and commercial lines products in the U.S., as well as opportunities in our warranty insurance offering globally. We remain focused on building a portfolio of business that leverages our proprietary technology and our efficient operating structure to enhance shareholder returns."

Third Quarter 2016 Results

Total revenue was $1.41 billion, an increase of $181.3 million, or 15%, from $1.23 billion in the third quarter 2015. Gross written premium was $2.03 billion, an increase of $253.3 million, or 14%, from $1.78 billion in the third quarter 2015. Net written premium was $1.22 billion, an increase of $73.1 million, or 6%, compared to $1.14 billion in the third quarter 2015. Net earned premium was $1.20 billion, an increase of $150.8 million, or 14%, from $1.05 billion in the third quarter 2015. The combined ratio was 91.5% compared to 92.6% in third quarter 2015.

A summary of Q3 results is listed below along with a link to the earnings release. 

Financial Highlights

Third Quarter 2016

Gross written premium of $2.03 billion, up 14.2% compared to $1.78 billion in the third quarter 2015
Net earned premium of $1.20 billion, up 14.4% from $1.05 billion in the third quarter 2015 
Net income attributable to common stockholders of $103.6 million compared to $182.7 million in the third quarter 2015
Operating earnings of $126.3 million compared to $150.9 million in the third quarter 2015
Diluted EPS of $0.60 compared to $1.09 in the third quarter 2015
Operating diluted EPS of $0.73 compared to $0.89 in the third quarter 2015
Service and fee income of $146.6 million, up 16% from $126.1 million in the third quarter 2015
Combined ratio of 91.5% compared to 92.6% in the third quarter 2015
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 173.1 million, up 3% compared to 168.3 million in the third quarter 2015

To view AmTrust Financial Services’ Q3 earnings release, visit the Investor Relations section at http://ir.amtrustgroup.com or click on the following link: http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=997294 

Filed Under: AmTrust, earnings, Financial, gross, income, premium, Q3, quarter, third, Warrantech, written

AmTrust Announces Net Income For The Second Quarter 2016

By: Jeff Hatch

August 02, 2016

Warrantech’s parent company, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) today announced second quarter 2016 net income attributable to common stockholders was $134.8 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to $70.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2015. 
 
For the second quarter 2016, operating earnings was $140.3 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, compared to $130.5 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2015. Annualized return on common equity was 21.1% for the second quarter of 2016 compared to 14.3% for the second quarter of 2015. Second quarter 2016 annualized operating return on common equity was 21.9% compared to 26.3% in the second quarter 2015.
 
Second Quarter 2016 Results
 
Total revenue was $1.39 billion, an increase of $0.28 billion, or 25%, from $1.11 billion in the second quarter 2015. Gross written premium was $2.07 billion, an increase of $0.39 billion, or 24%, from $1.68 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Net written premium was $1.27 billion, an increase of $0.26 billion, or 26%, compared to $1.01 billion in the second quarter 2015. Net earned premium was $1.18 billion, an increase of $0.21 billion, or 22%, from $0.97 billion in the second quarter 2015. The combined ratio was 91.7% compared to 90.5% in second quarter 2015.
 
A summary of Q2 results is listed below along with a link to the earnings release. 
 
Financial Highlights
 
Second Quarter 2016
 
Gross written premium of $2.07 billion, up 23.5% compared to $1.68 billion in the second quarter 2015
Net earned premium of $1.18 billion, up 22.0% from $0.97 billion in the second quarter 2015 
Net income attributable to common stockholders of $134.8 million compared to $70.7 million in the second quarter 2015
Operating earnings of $140.3 million compared to $130.5 million in the second quarter 2015
Diluted EPS of $0.78 compared to $0.42 in the second quarter 2015
Operating diluted EPS of $0.81 compared to $0.78 in the second quarter 2015
Annualized return on common equity of 21.1% and annualized operating return on common equity of 21.9% 
Service and fee income of $138.3 million, up 28% from $107.7 million in the second quarter 2015
Combined ratio of 91.7% compared to 90.5% in the second quarter 2015
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 173.0 million, up 3% compared to 168.1 million in the second quarter 2015
Repurchased 3.58 million common shares at a weighted average price of $24.82 per share

To view AmTrust Financial Services’ Q2 earnings release, visit the Investor Relations section at http://ir.amtrustgroup.com or click on the following link: http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=982270

Filed Under: AmTrust, earnings, financials, income, quarter, second

AmTrust Announces An Increase In Operated Earnings For The Third Quarter 2015

By: Jeff Hatch

November 03, 2015

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) today announced continued growth of operating earnings and strong operating return on equity for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.
 
For the third quarter of 2015, operating earnings were $150.9 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, an increase of 11%, compared to $135.4 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 net income attributable to common stockholders was $182.7 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, compared to $156.6 million, or $1.97 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2014. In the third quarter 2015, changes in currencies resulted in a non-cash $24.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, increase in net income. Third quarter 2015 annualized operating return on common equity was 29.2% compared to 34.2% in the third quarter 2014. Annualized return on common equity was 35.4% for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 39.5% for the third quarter of 2014.
 
Third Quarter 2015 Results
 
Total revenue was $1.23 billion, an increase of $0.16 billion, or 15%, from $1.07 billion in the third quarter 2014. Gross written premium was $1.78 billion, an increase of $0.26 billion, or 17%, from $1.52 billion in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2015 gross written premium was negatively impacted by $29.4 million due to declines in European currencies. Net written premium was $1.14 billion, an increase of $138.8 million, or 13.8%, compared to $1.0 billion in the third quarter 2014. Net earned premium was $1.05 billion, an increase of $131.0 million, or 14%, from $914.4 million in the third quarter 2014. The combined ratio was 92.6% compared to 91.3% in third quarter 2014.
 
A summary of Q3 results is listed below along with a link to the earnings release. 
 
Financial Highlights
 
Third Quarter 2015
 
Gross written premium of $1.78 billion, up 17% compared to $1.52 billion in the third quarter of 2014
Net earned premium of $1.05 billion, up 14% from $914.4 million in the third quarter 2014
Operating diluted EPS of $1.79 compared to $1.70 in the third quarter 2014
Diluted EPS of $2.17 compared with $1.97 in the third quarter 2014
Annualized operating return on common equity of 29.2% and annualized return on common equity of 35.4%
Service and fee income of $126.1 million, up 7% from the third quarter 2014
Operating earnings of $150.9 million, up 11% compared to $135.4 million in the third quarter 2014
Net income attributable to common stockholders of $182.7 million compared to $156.6 million in the third quarter 2014
Combined ratio of 92.6% compared to 91.3% in the third quarter 2014
 
YTD 2015
 
Gross written premium of $5.19 billion, up 12% compared to $4.63 billion in YTD 2014
Net earned premium of $2.96 billion, up 13% from $2.62 billion in YTD 2014
Operating diluted EPS of $4.80 compared to $4.28 in YTD 2014
Diluted EPS of $4.86 compared with $4.57 in YTD 2014
Annualized operating return on common equity of 27.7% and annualized return on common equity of 28.1%
Service and fee income of $346.8 million, up 13% from $308.1 million in YTD 2014
Operating earnings of $402.8 million, up 19% compared to $339.9 million in YTD 2014
Net income attributable to common stockholders of $408.2 million compared to $362.7 million in YTD 2014
Combined ratio of 90.8% compared to 90.7% in YTD 2014
Book value per common share of $25.81, up 16% from $22.34 at December 31, 2014
AmTrust's stockholders' equity was $2.62 billion as of September 30, 2015, up 29% compared to $2.04 billion as of December 31, 2014
 
To view AmTrust Financial Services’ Q3 earnings release, visit the Investor Relations section at http://ir.amtrustgroup.com or click on the following link: http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=940010

Filed Under: 2015, AmTrust, earnings, income, operated, premium, Q3, quarter, results, third

AmTrust Reports Outstanding Fourth Quarter And Year-End Results For 2014

By: Jeff Hatch

February 11, 2015

AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), the parent company of Warrantech, issued strong fourth quarter and year-end earnings today with significant momentum for 2015.

For the fourth quarter, the company’s earnings per share (EPS) beat the $1.20 EPS street estimate by $0.26. Gross written premium (GWP) for 2014 was $1.46 billion, up 38% from the same period last year. Small Commercial Business contributed 49% of total company GWP in 2014 and grew by 81% from 2013 to 2014.

On a profitability basis for 2014, the company is running at a loss ratio of 66.4% and an expense ratio just over 24%. Precisely, AFSI’s year-end combined ratio was 90.7%, up only 0.2% points from last year.  

Lastly, the company booked $101.7 million in service and fee income in Q4, up 9.4% from the same time period last year. Most of that income was contributed by AMT Warranty/Warrantech, AMT Consumer Services, CNH Capital and Car Care Plan (the company’s overseas vehicle service contract operation).

A summary of Q4 results is listed below, and the earnings release is linked below as well. Thanks to all of our employees and agents who contributed to these tremendous revenue and profitability results. Keep up the great work!

Financial Highlights:

Fourth Quarter 2014


• Gross written premium of $1.46 billion, up 37.9%, and net earned premium of $908.2 million, up 28.4% from the fourth quarter 2013
• Operating diluted EPS of $1.46 ($0.12 attributable to gain on life settlements) compared to $1.24 ($0.03 attributable to gain on life settlements) in the fourth quarter 2013
• Annualized operating return on common equity of 27.7% and annualized return on common equity of 16.7%
• Service and fee income of $101.7 million, up 9.4% from the fourth quarter 2013
• Operating earnings of $118.5 million compared to $98.5 million from the fourth quarter 2013
• Net income attributable to common stockholders of $71.6 million compared to $64.7 million in the fourth quarter 2013
• Diluted EPS of $0.88 compared with $0.82 in the fourth quarter 2013
• Combined ratio of 90.8% compared to 89.9% in the fourth quarter 2013

Full Year 2014

• Gross written premium of $6.09 billion, up 47.9%, and net earned premium of $3.53 billion, up 55.6% over 2013
• Operating diluted EPS of $5.75 ($0.08 attributable to gain on life settlements) compared to $3.56 ($0.03 attributable to gain on life settlements) in 2013
• Operating return on common equity of 29.9% and return on common equity of 28.4%
• Service and fee income of $409.7 million, up 23.6% from 2013
• Operating earnings of $458.4 million compared to $278.2 million in 2013
• Net income attributable to common stockholders of $434.3 million compared to $278.2 million in 2013
• Diluted EPS of $5.45 compared with $3.56 in 2013
• Combined ratio of 90.7% compared to 90.5% in 2013
• Book value per common share of $22.34, up from $17.74 at December 31, 2013
• AmTrust's stockholders' equity was $2.04 billion as of December 31, 2014

To view AmTrust Financial Services’ Q4/2014 earnings release, visit the Investor Relations section at http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/ or click on the following link: http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=895835


 

Filed Under: 2014, AmTrust, earnings, fourth, gross, income, premium, profitability, quarter, written

AmTrust Reports Strong Profit Growth For Third Quarter 2014

By: Jeff Hatch

November 20, 2014

AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), the parent company of Warrantech, announced strong earnings results for the third quarter of 2014.

For the third quarter 2014, operating earnings were $135.4 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, an increase of 107.8%, compared to $65.1 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 net income attributable to common stockholders grew to $156.6 million, or $1.97 per diluted share, an increase of 168.9% from $58.2 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2013. Third quarter 2014 annualized operating return on common equity increased to 34.2% from 21.1% in the third quarter 2013. Annualized return on common equity was 39.5% for the third quarter of 2014 and 18.9% for the third quarter of 2013.

During the first nine months of 2014, operating earnings were $339.9 million, or $4.28 per diluted share, an increase of 89.2% compared to $179.7 million, or $2.31 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2013. During the first nine months of 2014, net income attributable to common stockholders grew to $362.7 million, or $4.57 per diluted share, an increase of 69.9% from $213.5 million, or $2.75 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2013. Year to date 2014 annualized operating return on common equity increased to 30.1% from 19.8% year to date 2013. Year to date 2014 annualized return on common equity was 32.1% compared to 23.6% year to date 2013.

Third Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights

• Gross written premium of $1.52 billion, up 41.1%, and net earned premium of $914.4 million, up 49.0% from the third quarter 2013
• Operating diluted EPS of $1.70 compared to $0.83 in the third quarter 2013
• Annualized operating return on common equity of 34.2% and annualized return on common equity of 39.5%
• Service and fee income of $117.6 million, up 30.7% from the third quarter 2013
• Operating earnings of $135.4 million compared to $65.1 million from the third quarter 2013
• Net income attributable to common stockholders of $156.6 million compared to $58.2 million in the third quarter 2013
• Diluted EPS of $1.97 compared with $0.74 in the third quarter 2013
• Combined ratio of 91.3% compared to 0.74% in the third quarter 2013
• Service and fee income of $308.1 million, up 29.1% from YTD 2013
• AmTrust’s stockholders’ equity was $2.0 billion as of September 30, 2014

YTD 2014 Highlights

• Gross written premium of $4.63 billion, up 51.3%, and net earned premium of $2.62 billion, up 68.0% over YTD 2013
• Operating diluted EPS(1) of $4.28 compared to $2.31 in YTD 2013
• Annualized operating return on common equity(1) of 30.1% and annualized return on common equity of 32.1%
• Service and fee income of $308.1 million, up 29.1% from YTD 2013
• Operating earnings(1) of $339.9 million compared to $179.7 million from YTD 2013
• Net income attributable to common stockholders of $362.7 million compared to $213.5 million in YTD 2013
• Diluted EPS of $4.57 compared with $2.75 in YTD 2013
• Combined ratio of 90.7% compared to 90.8% in YTD 2013
• Book value per common share of $22.56, up from $17.74 at December 31, 2013
• AmTrust's stockholders' equity was $2.0 billion as of September 30, 2014

To view AmTrust Financial Services’ full third quarter earnings release, visit the Investor Relations section at http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/ or click on the following link: http://ir.amtrustgroup.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=880060

Filed Under: Earnings, income, quarter, third