EXHIBIT 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NMI Holdings, Inc. Reports Record Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 -- NMI Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMIH) today reported GAAP net income of $50.2 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, and adjusted net income of $52.6 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. This compares with GAAP net income of $49.8 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, and adjusted net income of $49.9 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported GAAP net income of $35.5 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, and adjusted net income of $32.1 million, or $0.46 per diluted share. The non-GAAP financial measures adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) and adjusted return-on-equity are presented in this release to enhance the comparability of financial results between periods. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and our reconciliation of such measures to their most comparable GAAP measures, below.
Claudia Merkle, CEO of National MI, said, "In the fourth quarter, National MI delivered record results, capping a year of standout success. In 2019, we delivered exceptionally strong financial performance, broad success in customer development, and best in-class growth in NIW and insurance in-force. We continued to innovate in the reinsurance and capital markets, and remain focused on driving disciplined growth and sustained performance across all market cycles."
As of December 31, 2019, the company had primary insurance-in-force of $94.8 billion, up 6% compared to $89.7 billion at September 30, 2019 and 38% compared to $68.6 billion as of December 31, 2018.
Net premiums earned for the quarter were $95.5 million, up 3% compared to $92.4 million for the third quarter of 2019 and 38% compared to $69.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.
Total underwriting and operating expenses in the quarter were $31.3 million, compared to $32.3 million in the third quarter of 2019 and $29.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Expense ratio in the quarter was 32.8%, compared to 35.0% in the third quarter of 2019 and 42.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018.
At quarter-end, cash and investments were $1.2 billion and shareholders' equity was $930 million. Book value per share was $13.61.
Return-on-equity for the quarter was 22.3% and adjusted return-on-equity was 23.3%.
At quarter-end, the company had total PMIERs available assets of $1,016 million, which compares with risk- based required assets under PMIERs of $773 million.
The non-GAAP measures of adjusted net income, adjusted diluted EPS and adjusted return-on-equity for the quarters presented exclude the after-tax impact of periodic capital markets transaction costs, changes in the fair value of our warrant liability and realized gains or losses from our investment portfolio.



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The following information was filed by Nmi Holdings, Inc. (NMIH) on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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