July 28, 2014
PEMBROKE, Bermuda, July 28, 2014 — PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE) today reported net income of $257.7 million, or $5.02 per share for the second quarter of 2014. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized gains on investments of $123.7 million, or $2.41 per share. The net loss for the second quarter of 2013 was $190.4 million, or $3.37 per share, including net after-tax realized and unrealized losses on investments of $230.0 million, or $4.07 per share. The Company reported operating earnings of $133.5 million, or $2.60 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. This compares to operating earnings of $51.1 million, or $0.90 per share, for the second quarter of 2013.
Net income for the first six months of 2014 was $553.3 million, or $10.64 per share. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized gains on investments of $239.6 million, or $4.61 per share. Net income for the first six months of 2013 was $20.2 million, or $0.34 per share, including net after-tax realized and unrealized losses on investments of $217.7 million, or $3.72 per share. Operating earnings for the first six months of 2014 were $310.4 million, or $5.97 per share. This compares to operating earnings of $253.1 million, or $4.32 per share, for the first six months of 2013.
Operating earnings or loss excludes certain net after-tax realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, net after-tax foreign exchange gains and losses, certain net after-tax interest in results of equity method investments and the loss on redemption of preferred shares, and is calculated after the payment of preferred dividends. All references to per share amounts in the text of this press release are on a fully diluted basis.
Commenting on results, PartnerRe President & Chief Executive Officer Costas Miranthis said, “We had a good second quarter, on the back of the strong results we posted in the first quarter. Our seasonal earnings pattern for catastrophe premium resulted in lower cat premiums earned during the second quarter. In addition, we experienced a higher than average number of mid-sized individual non-catastrophe losses, an area where we expect some quarterly volatility. We are pleased however that the underlying loss ratio on attritional losses continues to be healthy. We also had very strong investment performance during the quarter. All together, this culminated in us growing our dividend-adjusted tangible book value per share by 10.8% for the first six months of 2014.”
Mr. Miranthis added, “Market conditions remain very competitive and excess reinsurance capacity is putting pressure on premium rates as well as on terms and conditions. While this is a difficult market, I am confident that our experienced teams coupled with the strength of our franchise will enable us to tackle the challenges ahead.”