Exhibit 99.1

 

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Chubb Limited

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News Release

Chubb Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income Per Share of $2.57 versus

$0.76 Prior Year, and Core Operating Income Per Share of $2.28 versus

$2.02 Prior Year; Consolidated Net Premiums Written of $8.0 Billion, up

8.8%, or 9.6% in Constant Dollars

Full-Year Net Income Per Share was $9.71, up 14.4%, and Core

Operating Income Per Share was $10.11, up 7.1%; Consolidated Net

Premiums Written of $32.3 Billion, up 5.5%, or 7.0% in Constant Dollars

 

   

Fourth quarter net income was $1,173 million versus $355 million prior year, and core operating income was $1,040 million versus $935 million prior year.

 

   

Fourth quarter P&C net premiums written were $7.4 billion, up 9.0%, or 9.8% in constant dollars.

 

   

Fourth quarter P&C underwriting income was $533 million, up 12.0%, leading to a P&C combined ratio of 92.7% compared with 93.1% prior year.

 

   

As previously announced, after-tax catastrophe losses in the quarter were $353 million compared with $506 million prior year. In addition, the fourth quarter Agriculture underwriting loss was $23 million pre-tax, with a 105.4% combined ratio, primarily attributable to crop yield shortfalls resulting from poor growing conditions, compared with underwriting income of $161 million pre-tax and a 49.5% combined ratio prior year.

 

   

Fourth quarter Global P&C underwriting income, which excludes Agriculture, was $556 million, up 76.3%, leading to a Global P&C combined ratio of 91.9% compared with 95.2% prior year, and a current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses of 88.6% compared with 89.8% prior year.

 

   

Full-year net income was $4.5 billion, up 12.4%, and core operating income was $4.6 billion, up 5.3%.

 

   

Full-year P&C net premiums written were $29.9 billion, up 5.6%, or 7.0% in constant dollars.

 

   

Full-year P&C combined ratio was 90.6% in 2019 and 2018. Global P&C combined ratio, which excludes Agriculture, was 90.3% compared with 91.5% prior year, and current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses was 88.6% compared with 88.4% prior year.

 

   

Full-year Agriculture underwriting income was $89 million pre-tax with a 95.1% combined ratio, compared with $385 million pre-tax and a 75.5% combined ratio prior year.

 

   

Full-year pre-tax net investment income was $3.4 billion and adjusted net investment income was $3.6 billion.

 

   

Book and tangible book value per share were up 11.7% and 18.6%, respectively, for the year.

 

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ZURICH – February 4, 2020 – Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB) today reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 of $1,173 million, or $2.57 per share, compared with $355 million, or $0.76 per share, for the same quarter last year. Core operating income was $1,040 million, or $2.28 per share, compared with $935 million, or $2.02 per share, for the same quarter last year. The property and casualty (P&C) combined ratio was 92.7% and the Global P&C combined ratio, which excludes Agriculture, was 91.9%. Book and tangible book value per share increased 1.7% and 2.5%, respectively, from September 30, 2019 and now stand at $122.42 and $78.14, respectively. Book and tangible book value per share were favorably impacted by net realized and unrealized gains of $162 million after-tax in the company’s investment portfolio. In addition, foreign exchange favorably impacted book value by $111 million after-tax and tangible book value by $33 million after-tax. Annualized ROE and core operating ROE were 8.5% and 7.9%, respectively. Annualized core operating return on tangible equity was 12.8%.

Chubb Limited

Fourth Quarter Summary

(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

                                      (Per Share - Diluted)  
         2019              2018              Change                     2019              2018              Change      

Net income

     $1,173        $355        231.0%           $2.57        $0.76        238.2%  

Chubb integration expenses, net of tax

     12        15        (20.0)%           0.02        0.03        (33.3)%  

Amortization of fair value adjustment of acquired invested assets and long-term debt, net of tax

     25        42        (40.5)%           0.06        0.09        (33.3)%  

Adjusted net realized (gains) losses, net of tax

     (170)        523        NM           (0.37)        1.14        NM  

Core operating income, net of tax

     $1,040        $935        11.2%           $2.28        $2.02        12.9%  

For the three months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the tax expenses (benefits) related to the table above were $(2) million and $(5) million, respectively, for Chubb integration expenses; $(4) million and $(8) million, respectively, for amortization of fair value adjustment of acquired invested assets and long-term debt; $2 million and $(20) million, respectively, for adjusted net realized gains and losses; and $173 million and $192 million, respectively, for core operating income.

For the year ended December 31, 2019, net income was $4,454 million, or $9.71 per share, compared with $3,962 million, or $8.49 per share, for 2018. Core operating income was $4,641 million, or $10.11 per share, compared with $4,407 million, or $9.44 per share, for 2018. The P&C combined ratio was 90.6% and the Global P&C combined ratio, which excludes Agriculture, was 90.3%. Book and tangible book value per share increased 11.7% and 18.6%, respectively, from December 31, 2018. Book and tangible book value per share were favorably impacted by net realized and unrealized gains of $3.2 billion after-tax in the company’s investment portfolio, principally due to a decline in interest rates. Annualized ROE and core operating ROE were 8.4% and 9.0%, respectively. Annualized core operating return on tangible equity was 14.6%.

 

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Full Year Summary

(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

                                      (Per Share - Diluted)  
         2019              2018              Change                 2019              2018              Change      

Net income

     $4,454        $3,962        12.4%           $9.71        $8.49        14.4%  

Chubb integration expenses, net of tax

     19        47        (59.6)%           0.04        0.10        (60.0)%  

Amortization of fair value adjustment of acquired invested assets and long-term debt, net of tax

     114        175        (34.9)%           0.25        0.37        (32.4)%  

Adjusted net realized (gains) losses, net of tax

     54        223        (75.8)%           0.11        0.48        (77.1)%  

Core operating income, net of tax

     $4,641        $4,407        5.3%           $10.11        $9.44        7.1%  

For the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, the tax expenses (benefits) related to the table above were $(4) million and $(12) million, respectively, for Chubb integration expenses; $(26) million and $(40) million, respectively, for amortization of fair value adjustment of acquired invested assets and long-term debt; $15 million and $5 million, respectively, for adjusted net realized gains and losses; and $810 million and $742 million, respectively, for core operating income.

Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chubb Limited, commented: “It was a good quarter and year for Chubb. The quarter was marked by excellent premium revenue growth globally – our strongest organic growth in over five years. Core operating income per share was up 13% while our P&C combined ratio of 92.7% was an improvement over prior year. Our fourth quarter results benefited from lower year-over-year catastrophe losses. On the other hand, adverse weather conditions impacted our U.S. crop insurance business. The health of our property and casualty business is excellent – the global P&C combined ratio, which excludes agriculture, was 91.9% compared with 95.2% prior year, and on a current accident year basis excluding CATs, improved to 88.6% from 89.8% last year.

“P&C net premiums written in the quarter grew 9.8% in constant dollars, supported by a pricing and underwriting environment that continues to improve, with rates increasing at an accelerated pace quarter on quarter while spreading to more classes of business, risk types and countries. From what we have seen so far in ’20, this trend is continuing.

“Looking at our 12-month results, we completed a very good year with per share core operating earnings up over 7%, while net premiums written grew 7% in constant dollars and underwriting income was up about 4.5%. Global P&C underwriting income, which excludes agriculture, was up 18.5%, leading to a combined ratio of 90.3% compared with 91.5% prior year. Shareholder returns were quite strong for the year, with book and tangible book value per share up 11.7% and 18.6%, respectively, driven by a combination of income and the mark from falling interest rates.

 

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“We have started the new year in excellent shape and with a lot of momentum – our organization globally was built to capitalize on market conditions such as these. At the same time, we are focused on executing our many long-term strategic initiatives that will position us for long-term revenue and earnings growth.”

Operating highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

Chubb Limited

(in millions of U.S. dollars except for percentages)

    

Q4

    2019    

 

 

    
Q4
    2018    
 
 
     Change  

P&C

        

Net premiums written (increase of 9.8% in constant dollars)

   $ 7,375      $ 6,768        9.0%  

Underwriting income

   $ 533      $ 476        12.0%  

Combined ratio

     92.7%        93.1%     

Current accident year underwriting income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ 730      $ 808        (9.6)%  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     90.0%        88.3%     

Global P&C (excludes Agriculture)

        

Net premiums written (increase of 8.9% in constant dollars)

   $ 7,099      $ 6,571        8.0%  

Underwriting income

   $ 556      $ 315        76.3%  

Combined ratio

     91.9%        95.2%     

Current accident year underwriting income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ 789      $ 670        17.7%  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     88.6%        89.8%     

North America Agricultural Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 276      $ 197        40.4%  

Underwriting (loss) income

   $ (23)      $ 161        NM  

Combined ratio

     105.4%        49.5%     

Current accident year underwriting (loss) income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ (59)      $ 138        NM  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     113.9%        56.8%     

 

   

Consolidated net premiums earned increased 6.3%, or 7.0% in constant dollars, and P&C net premiums earned increased 6.3%, or 7.1% in constant dollars.

 

   

Agriculture net premiums written increased $79 million over the prior year, principally as a result of the premium-sharing formulas with the U.S. government which increases the premiums retained because of higher losses resulting from the crop yield shortfalls.

 

   

Total pre-tax and after-tax catastrophe losses were $430 million (5.9 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $353 million, respectively, compared with $585 million (8.5 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $506 million, respectively, last year.

 

   

Total pre-tax and after-tax favorable prior period development were $233 million (3.2 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $199 million, respectively, compared with $253 million (3.7 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $202 million, respectively, last year.

 

   

Pre-tax net investment income was $858 million and adjusted net investment income was $893 million.

 

   

Operating cash flow was $1.4 billion for the quarter.

 

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Share repurchases totaled $310 million during the quarter at an average purchase price of $152.97 per share.

Operating highlights for the year ended December 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

Chubb Limited

(in millions of U.S. dollars except for percentages)

    

FY

2019

 

 

    

FY

2018

 

 

     Change  

P&C

        

Net premiums written (increase of 7.0% in constant dollars)

   $ 29,883      $ 28,309        5.6%  

Underwriting income

   $ 2,726      $ 2,611        4.4%  

Combined ratio

     90.6%        90.6%     

Current accident year underwriting income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ 3,121      $ 3,341        (6.6)%  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

           89.2%              88.0%     

Global P&C (excludes Agriculture)

        

Net premiums written (increase of 6.6% in constant dollars)

   $ 28,073      $ 26,732        5.0%  

Underwriting income

   $ 2,637      $ 2,226        18.5%  

Combined ratio

     90.3%        91.5%     

Current accident year underwriting income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ 3,104      $ 3,045        2.0%  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     88.6%        88.4%     

North America Agricultural Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 1,810      $ 1,577        14.8%  

Underwriting income

   $ 89      $ 385        (77.0)%  

Combined ratio

     95.1%        75.5%     

Current accident year underwriting income excluding catastrophe losses

   $ 17      $ 296        (94.4)%  

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     99.1%        81.6%     

 

   

Consolidated net premiums earned increased 4.1%, or 5.5% in constant dollars, and P&C net premiums earned increased 4.0%, or 5.4% in constant dollars.

 

   

Total pre-tax and after-tax catastrophe losses were $1,187 million (4.1 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $966 million, respectively, compared with $1,626 million (5.9 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $1,354 million, respectively, last year.

 

   

Total pre-tax and after-tax favorable prior period development were $792 million (2.7 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $624 million, respectively, compared with $896 million (3.3 percentage points of the combined ratio) and $706 million, respectively, last year.

 

   

Pre-tax net investment income was $3.4 billion and adjusted net investment income was $3.6 billion.

 

   

Operating cash flow was $6.3 billion for the year.

 

   

Share repurchases totaled $1.53 billion for the year at an average purchase price of $146.61 per share.

 

   

Net loss reserves increased $542 million, or $514 million adjusted for foreign exchange, for the year.

 

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Details of financial results by business segment are available in the Chubb Limited Financial Supplement. Key segment items for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 are presented below:

 

Chubb Limited

(in millions of U.S. dollars except for percentages)

    

Q4

2019

 

 

    

Q4

2018

 

 

     Change  

Total North America P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 4,885      $ 4,413        10.7%  

Combined ratio

     88.7%        89.0%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

           87.5%              85.3%     

North America Commercial P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 3,438      $ 3,143        9.4%  

Major accounts retail and excess and surplus (E&S) wholesale

   $ 2,036      $ 1,841        10.6%  

Middle market and small commercial

   $ 1,402      $ 1,302        7.6%  

Combined ratio

     82.6%        91.3%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     86.4%        88.2%     

North America Personal P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 1,171      $ 1,073        9.2%  

Net premiums written adjusted primarily for UPR transfer in 2018

           4.6%  

Combined ratio

     99.6%        93.8%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     81.4%        85.5%     

North America Agricultural Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 276      $ 197        40.4%  

Combined ratio

     105.4%        49.5%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     113.9%        56.8%     

Overseas General Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 2,381      $ 2,238        6.3%  

Net premiums written in constant dollars

           8.8%  

Combined ratio

     93.1%        92.1%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     91.2%        90.4%     

 

   

North America Commercial P&C Insurance: The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses decreased 1.8 percentage points due to a 2.1 percentage points decrease in the loss ratio, reflecting high loss activity in commercial property lines in the prior year, partially offset by an increase of 0.3 percentage point in the expense ratio.

 

   

North America Personal P&C Insurance: The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses decreased 4.1 percentage points primarily due to a 4.0 percentage points decrease in the loss ratio, reflecting elevated homeowners loss activity in the prior year.

 

   

North America Agricultural Insurance: The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses increased 57.1 percentage points primarily attributable to crop yield shortfalls resulting from poor growing conditions.

 

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Global Reinsurance: Net premiums written were $109 million, down 6.0%, or 4.8% in constant dollars. The combined ratio was 94.6% compared with 166.9% prior year. The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses was 83.3%, compared with 83.2% prior year.

 

   

Life Insurance: Net premiums written were $622 million, up 6.9%, principally reflecting growth in the Asian international life operations. Segment income was $90 million, up 0.6%. International life insurance segment income was $36 million, up 12.2%.

Key segment items for the year ended December 31, 2019 are presented below:

 

Chubb Limited

(in millions of U.S. dollars except for percentages)

    

FY

2019

 

 

    

FY

2018

 

 

     Change  

Total North America P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 19,972      $ 18,736        6.6%  

Combined ratio

     87.8%        88.4%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

           87.1%              85.5%     

North America Commercial P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 13,375      $ 12,485        7.1%  

Major accounts retail and excess and surplus (E&S) wholesale

   $ 7,950      $ 7,370        7.9%  

Middle market and small commercial

   $ 5,425      $ 5,115        6.1%  

Combined ratio

     85.6%        87.0%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     87.4%        87.3%     

North America Personal P&C Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 4,787      $ 4,674        2.4%  

Net premiums written adjusted primarily for prior year accounting policy alignment

           3.3%  

Combined ratio

     91.1%        96.6%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     81.4%        81.9%     

North America Agricultural Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 1,810      $ 1,577        14.8%  

Combined ratio

     95.1%        75.5%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     99.1%        81.6%     

Overseas General Insurance

        

Net premiums written

   $ 9,262      $ 8,902        4.0%  

Net premiums written in constant dollars

           8.4%  

Combined ratio

     91.6%        90.4%     

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses

     90.9%        90.5%     

 

   

North America Agricultural Insurance: The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses increased 17.5 percentage points primarily attributable to crop yield shortfalls resulting from poor growing conditions.

 

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Global Reinsurance: Net premiums written were $649 million, down 3.2%, or 1.7% in constant dollars. The combined ratio was 85.0% compared with 101.8% prior year. The current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses was 82.1%, compared with 81.6% prior year.

 

   

Life Insurance: Net premiums written were $2,392 million, up 5.3%, or 6.4% in constant dollars, principally reflecting growth in the Asian international life operations. Segment income was $366 million, up 18.6%. International life insurance segment income was $152 million, up 48.0%.

All comparisons are with the same period last year unless otherwise specifically stated.

Please refer to the Chubb Limited Financial Supplement, dated December 31, 2019, which is posted on the company’s investor relations website, investors.chubb.com, in the Financials section for more detailed information on individual segment performance, together with additional disclosure on reinsurance recoverable, loss reserves, investment portfolio, and debt and capital.

Chubb Limited will hold its fourth quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. The earnings conference call will be available via live webcast at investors.chubb.com or by dialing 888-204-4368 (within the United States) or 323-994-2093 (international), passcode 7119857. Please refer to the Chubb website under Events and Presentations for details. A replay of the call will be available until Wednesday, February 19, 2020 and the archived webcast will be available on our website for approximately one month. To listen to the replay, please click here to register and receive dial-in numbers.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com.

Investor Contact

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Media Contact

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Regulation G - Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In presenting our results, we included and discussed certain non-GAAP measures. These non-GAAP measures, which may be defined differently by other companies, are important for an understanding of our overall results of operations and financial condition. However, they should not be viewed as a substitute for measures determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Throughout this document there are various measures presented on a constant-dollar basis (i.e., excludes the impact of foreign exchange). We believe it is useful to evaluate the trends in our results exclusive of the effect of fluctuations in exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and the currencies in which our international business is transacted, as these exchange rates could fluctuate significantly between periods and distort the analysis of trends. The impact is determined by assuming constant foreign exchange rates between periods by translating prior period results using the same local currency exchange rates as the comparable current period.

Net premiums written adjusted primarily for UPR transfer in 2018 and Net premiums written adjusted primarily for prior year accounting policy alignment are net premiums written in the company’s North America Personal P&C Insurance segment, adjusted to exclude the year-over-year net impact totaling $(48) million in Q4 2019 and $42 million for full-year 2019, comprising of additional reinsurance, accounting actions, and reinstatement premiums. We believe these measures are meaningful to evaluate trends in the underlying business on a comparable basis.

Adjusted net investment income is net investment income excluding the amortization of the fair value adjustment on acquired invested assets from the acquisition of The Chubb Corporation (Chubb Corp) of $35 million in Q4 2019 and $161 million for full-year 2019. We believe this measure is meaningful as it highlights the underlying performance of our invested assets and portfolio management in support of our lines of business.

Adjusted net realized gains (losses), net of tax, includes net realized gains (losses) and net realized gains (losses) recorded in other income (expense) related to unconsolidated subsidiaries, and excludes realized gains and losses on crop derivatives. These derivatives were purchased to provide economic benefit, in a manner similar to reinsurance protection, in the event that a significant decline in commodity pricing impacts underwriting results. We view gains and losses on these derivatives as part of the results of our underwriting operations, and therefore realized gains (losses) from these derivatives are reclassified to adjusted losses and loss expenses.

P&C underwriting income is calculated by subtracting adjusted losses and loss expenses, policy acquisition costs and administrative expenses from net premiums earned by our P&C operations. We use P&C underwriting income and operating ratios to monitor the results of our operations without the impact of certain factors, including net investment income, other income (expense), interest expense, amortization expense of purchased intangibles, Chubb integration expense, income tax expense and adjusted net realized gains (losses).

Current accident year underwriting income (loss) excluding catastrophe losses is underwriting income (loss) adjusted to exclude catastrophe losses and prior period development (PPD). We believe it is useful to exclude catastrophe losses, as they are not predictable as to timing and amount, and PPD as these unexpected loss developments on historical reserves are not indicative of our current underwriting performance. We believe the use of these measures enhances the understanding of our results of operations by highlighting the underlying profitability of our insurance business.

Segment income includes underwriting income (loss), adjusted net investment income, other income (expense) – operating, and amortization expense of purchased intangibles.

 

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Core operating income, net of tax, excludes from net income the after-tax impact of adjusted net realized gains (losses), Chubb integration expenses, and the amortization of fair value adjustment of acquired invested assets and long-term debt related to the Chubb Corp acquisition. We believe this presentation enhances the understanding of our results of operations by highlighting the underlying profitability of our insurance business. We exclude adjusted net realized gains (losses) because the amount of these gains (losses) are heavily influenced by, and fluctuate in part according to, the availability of market opportunities. We exclude the amortization of the fair value adjustments related to purchased invested assets and long-term debt and Chubb integration expenses due to the size and complexity of this acquisition. These integration expenses are distortive to our results and are not indicative of our underlying profitability. We believe that excluding these integration expenses facilitates the comparison of our financial results to our historical operating results. References to core operating income measures mean net of tax, whether or not noted.

Core operating return on equity (ROE) and Core operating return on tangible equity (ROTE) are annualized financial measures. The numerator includes core operating income, net of tax. The denominator includes the average shareholders’ equity for the period adjusted to exclude unrealized gains (losses) on investments, net of tax. For the ROTE calculation, the denominator is also adjusted to exclude goodwill and other intangible assets, net of tax. These measures enhance the understanding of the return on shareholders’ equity by highlighting the underlying profitability relative to shareholders’ equity and tangible equity excluding the effect of unrealized gains and losses on our investments.

P&C combined ratio is the sum of the loss and loss expense ratio, acquisition cost ratio and the administrative expense ratio excluding the life business and including the realized gains and losses on the crop derivatives, as noted above.

Current accident year combined ratio excluding catastrophe losses excludes the impact of catastrophe losses and PPD from the combined ratio. We believe this measure provides a better evaluation of our underwriting performance and enhances the understanding of the trends in our property and casualty business that may be obscured by these items.

Global P&C performance metrics comprise consolidated operating results (including corporate) and exclude the operating results of the company’s Life Insurance and North America Agricultural Insurance segments. We believe that these measures are useful and meaningful to investors as they are used by management to assess the company’s global P&C operations which are the most economically similar. We exclude the North America Agricultural Insurance and Life Insurance segments because the results of these businesses do not always correlate with the results of our global P&C operations.

Tangible book value per common share is shareholders’ equity less goodwill and other intangible assets, net of tax, divided by the shares outstanding. We believe that goodwill and other intangible assets are not indicative of our underlying insurance results or trends and make book value comparisons to less acquisitive peer companies less meaningful.

See the reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on pages 30-36 in the Financial Supplement. These measures should not be viewed as a substitute for measures determined in accordance with GAAP, including premium, net income, return on equity, and net investment income.

NM - not meaningful comparison

 

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Forward-looking statements made in this press release, such as those related to company performance, including 2020 performance and growth opportunities, pricing, economic and market conditions, and our expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts reflect our current views with respect to 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 involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including without limitation, the following: competition, pricing and policy term trends, the levels of new and renewal business achieved, the frequency and severity of unpredictable catastrophic events, actual loss experience, uncertainties in the reserving or settlement process, integration activities and performance of acquired companies, loss of key employees or disruptions to our operations, new theories of liability, judicial, legislative, regulatory and other governmental developments, litigation tactics and developments, investigation developments and actual settlement terms, the amount and timing of reinsurance recoverable, credit developments among reinsurers, rating agency action, possible terrorism or the outbreak and effects of war, economic, political, regulatory, insurance and reinsurance business conditions, potential strategic opportunities including acquisitions and our ability to achieve and integrate them, as well as management’s response to these factors, and other factors identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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Chubb Limited

Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

      December 31
2019
     December 31
2018
 

Assets

     

Investments

       $ 109,234          $ 100,968  

Cash

     1,537        1,247  

Insurance and reinsurance balances receivable

     10,357        10,075  

Reinsurance recoverable on losses and loss expenses

     15,181        15,993  

Goodwill and other intangible assets

     21,359        21,414  

Other assets

     19,275        18,074  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

       $ 176,943          $ 167,771  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

     

Unpaid losses and loss expenses

       $ 62,690          $ 62,960  

Unearned premiums

     16,771        15,532  

Other liabilities

     42,151        38,967  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

       $ 121,612          $ 117,459  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

     

Total shareholders’ equity

     55,331        50,312  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

       $ 176,943          $ 167,771  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Book value per common share

       $ 122.42          $ 109.56  

Tangible book value per common share

       $ 78.14          $ 65.89  

Book value per common share excluding cumulative translation losses (1)

       $ 126.71          $ 113.87  

Tangible book value per common share excluding cumulative translation losses (1)

       $ 81.16          $ 68.87  

 

 

(1)

Cumulative translation losses were $1.9 billion in 2019 ($1.3 billion on tangible and $0.6 billion on intangible net assets) and $2.0 billion in 2018 ($1.4 billion on tangible and $0.6 billion on intangible net assets).

 

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Chubb Limited

Summary Consolidated Financial Data

(in millions of U.S. dollars, except share, per share data, and ratios)

(Unaudited)

      Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
     December 31     December 31  
     2019     2018     2019     2018  

Gross premiums written

     $ 9,934       $ 9,252       $ 40,124       $ 37,968  

Net premiums written

     7,997       7,350       32,275       30,579  

Net premiums earned

     7,935       7,465       31,290       30,064  

Losses and loss expenses

     4,865       4,610       18,730       18,067  

Policy benefits

     225       162       740       590  

Policy acquisition costs

     1,542       1,480       6,153       5,912  

Administrative expenses

     810       728       3,030       2,886  

Net investment income

     858       848       3,426       3,305  

Net realized gains (losses)

     (55     (687     (530     (652

Interest expense

     134       153       552       641  

Other income (expense):

        

Gains (losses) from separate account assets

     24       (20     44       (38

Other

     246       147       552       472  

Amortization of purchased intangibles

     76       86       305       339  

Chubb integration expenses

     14       20       23       59  

Income tax expense

     169       159       795       695  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     $ 1,173       $ 355       $ 4,454       $ 3,962  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

        

Net income

     $ 2.57       $ 0.76       $ 9.71       $ 8.49  

Core operating income

     $ 2.28       $ 2.02       $ 10.11       $ 9.44  

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

     455.9       463.4       458.9       466.8  
                                  
P&C combined ratio         

Loss and loss expense ratio

     64.0%       64.3%       62.1%       62.1%  

Policy acquisition cost ratio

     18.8%       19.3%       19.1%       19.2%  

Administrative expense ratio

     9.9%       9.5%       9.4%       9.3%  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

P&C combined ratio

     92.7%       93.1%       90.6%       90.6%  

P&C underwriting income

   $ 533     $ 476     $ 2,726     $ 2,611  

 

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