November 8, 2021
PEMBROKE, Bermuda, November 8, 2021 – PartnerRe Ltd. (“the Company”) today reported net income available to common shareholder of $70 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to income of $206 million for the same period of 2020. Net income available to common shareholder was $317 million for the first nine months of 2021, compared to income of $2 million for the same period of 2020.
Operating income was $54 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to operating income of $18 million for the same period of 2020. Operating income for the first nine months of 2021 was $246 million compared to an operating loss of $209 million for the same period of 2020. Operating income for the third quarter and first nine months of 2021 improved over the same periods of 2020 as a result of improvements in current accident year attritional loss ratios.
Operating income (loss) is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income or loss available to common shareholder and excludes after-tax net realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, foreign exchange gains and losses, interest in results of equity method investments, prior years’ reserves development subject to adverse development cover, and loss on redemption of preferred shares. The Company calculates annualized operating ROE using Operating income (loss) for the period divided by the average common shareholder’s equity outstanding for the period. See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures – Regulation G” for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures.
On October 28, 2021, EXOR Nederland N.V. (Exor) and Covéa Coopérations S.A. (Covéa) announced they entered into a memorandum of understanding under which, following completion of Covéa’s required consultation with works councils in France, the parties would enter into a definitive agreement for Covéa to acquire the Company (the Covéa Acquisition). The Covéa Acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including antitrust, regulatory and other approvals.
PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Bonneau commented, “Despite an active quarter for catastrophic activity, we delivered positive operating income during the third quarter of 2021, demonstrating the continued positive financial impacts of our portfolio optimization, especially on the current accident year attritional loss ratio. With a profitable underwriting result across all of our segments for the first nine months of 2021, and the strength of our capital and liquidity positions, we are well positioned for the renewal season. As we look forward to 2022, our strong capital base along with over $1 billion in third party capital assets under management leaves us poised to remain a valuable, responsive reinsurance partner.”
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PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer that helps insurance companies reduce their earnings volatility, strengthen their capital and grow their businesses through reinsurance solutions. Risks are underwritten on a worldwide basis through the Company’s three segments: P&C, Specialty, and Life and Health. For the year ended December 31, 2020, total revenues were $7.4 billion. At June 30, 2021, total assets were $28.3 billion, total capital was $9.2 billion and total shareholders’ equity was $7.2 billion. PartnerRe maintains strong financial strength ratings as follows: A.M. Best A+ / Moody’s A1 / Standard & Poor’s A+.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release, such as those related to company performance, including the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (including the related impact on the U.S. and global economies), are based on the Company’s assumptions and expectations concerning future events and financial performance and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. PartnerRe’s forward-looking statements could be affected by numerous foreseeable and unforeseeable events and developments such as exposure to catastrophe, pandemic or other large property and casualty losses, credit, interest, currency and other risks associated with the Company’s investment portfolio, adequacy of reserves, levels and pricing of new and renewal business achieved, changes in accounting policies, risks associated with implementing business strategies, and other factors identified in the Company’s reports filed or furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information contained herein, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.
The Company’s estimate for COVID-19 pandemic losses and recent catastrophic events, is based on a preliminary analysis of the Company’s exposures, the current assumption of total insured industry losses and preliminary information received from certain cedants to date. There is material uncertainty associated with the Company’s loss estimates given the nature, magnitude and recency of these loss events and the limited claims information received to date. The ultimate loss therefore may differ materially from the current preliminary estimate.
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