BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA) reported today that fourth quarter 2012 Net Income was $101.3 million, or $1.64 per diluted share. Fourth quarter 2012 operating Income was $96.6 million, or $1.56 per diluted share. Gross Premiums Written were $107.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. At December 31, 2012, Book Value per share was $36.85 and Shareholders' Equity was $2.3 billion. All per share amounts and share-based results in this release reflect a two-for-one split effected in the form of a stock dividend on December 27, 2012.
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Unaudited Consolidated Financial Summary (in thousands)
Three Months Ended December 31,
Year Ended December 31,
Gross Premiums Written
Net Premiums Written
Net Premiums Earned
Net Investment Income
Equity in Earnings (Loss) of Unconsolidated Subsidiaries
Net Investment Result
Net Realized Investment Gains (Losses)
Net Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
Underwriting, Policy Acquisition and Operating Expenses
Loss on extinguishment of debt
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
Earnings per Share
The number of shares outstanding and per share results reflecta two-for-one stock split effective December 27, 2012
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (in 000's)
Net Income per share (Basic)
Net Income per share (Diluted)
Operating Income per share (Diluted)
Non-GAAP Financial Measures In addition to Net Income we use Operating Income which is a "Non-GAAP" financial measure that is widely used in our industry to evaluate the performance of underwriting operations. Operating Income excludes the after-tax net effects of confidential settlements, Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses, Debt Retirement (Gain) or Loss, and Guaranty Fund (Recoupments) Assessments. We believe Operating Income, when considered along with Net Income, presents a useful view of the performance of our insurance operations.
While we believe disclosure of certain Non-GAAP information is appropriate, you should not consider this information without also considering the information we present in accordance with GAAP, which includes the net effect of confidential settlements, Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses, Debt Retirement (Gain) or Loss, and Guaranty Fund (Recoupments) Assessments during the periods presented below. The following table reconciles Net Income to Operating Income.
Reconciliation of Net Income to Operating Income (in thousands, except per share data)
All share and per share results reflect the effect of a two-for-one stock split effective December 27, 2012
Items Excluded in the Calculation of Operating Income:
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt
Net Realized Investment (Gains) Losses
Guaranty Fund (Recoupments) Assessments
Effect of Confidential Settlements (Net)
Pre-Tax Effect of Exclusions
Tax Effect at 35%
Per Diluted Common Share:
Effect of Adjustments
Operating Income Per Diluted Common Share
Current Accident Year Loss Ratio
Effect of Prior Accident Years' Reserve Development
Net Loss Ratio
Return on Equity
Return on Equity is calculated by dividing annualized Net Income for the period by the average of beginning and ending Shareholders' Equity.
Management Commentary "Our 2012 results reflect our commitment to long-term profitability and a disciplined approach to writing business that meets our underwriting standards and provides a return that ensures our continued financial strength to serve the long-term interests of our shareholders and policyholders. We are succeeding in a competitive market by delivering innovative products that address the emerging liability risks faced by larger facilities and more geographically diverse healthcare delivery systems, while enhancing our commitment to policyholders who practice in more traditional settings," said W. Stancil Starnes, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ProAssurance. He added, "As we expand our product offerings through our Medmarc acquisition, and further address the evolving liability needs of all facets of healthcare, we are able to continue building our balance sheet to protect our policyholders and deliver real value to our shareholders. In short, we are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise from the changing landscape of healthcare."
This net favorable development comes primarily from accident years 2004 to 2010 and is significantly attributable to loss severity that has proven to be lower than previously expected.
Net Losses (in millions)
Current Accident Year Net Losses
Prior Accident Year Net Losses
Balance Sheet Highlights (in thousands, except per share data)
December 31, 2012
December 31, 2011
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Book Value per Share
Book Value per Share reflects a two-for-one stock split effective December 27, 2012
About ProAssurance ProAssurance Corporation is an industry-leading specialty insurance company with extensive expertise in medical professional liability, products liability for life sciences and the medical technology industry and legal professional liability. ProAssuranceis recognized as one of the top performing insurance companies in America by virtue of our inclusion in the Ward's 50 for the past six years and is consistently ranked as a top performing property casualty insurer in Moody's Yearly Statistical Handbook. ProAssurance is rated "A" (Strong) by Fitch Ratings; ProAssurance Group is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
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Risks that could adversely affect the mergers of Medmarc and IND into ProAssurance include, but are not limited to, the following:
The following important factors are among those that could affect the actual outcome of other future events:
Additional risk factors that may cause outcomes that differ from our expectations or projectionsare described in various documents filed by ProAssurance Corporation with the Securities andExchange Commission, such as current reports on Form 8-K, and regular reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, particularly in "Item 1A, Risk Factors.
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