Exhibit 99.1

ALLEGHANY CORPORATION

1411 Broadway, 34th Floor

New York, NY 10018

ALLEGHANY CORPORATION REPORTS 2017 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS

NEW YORK, NY, August 3, 2017 – Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y) announced today its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. Highlights are listed below.

 

    Book value per common share1 was $547.06 as of June 30, 2017, an increase of 6.2% from book value per common share1 as of December 31, 2016.

 

    Book value per common share1 increased 3.1% from book value per common share1 as of March 31, 2017.

 

    Alleghany reported net earnings2 of $101.8 million for the 2017 second quarter, compared with $77.1 million for the 2016 second quarter.

 

    Alleghany reported net earnings2 of $251.0 million for the first six months of 2017, compared with $231.6 million for the first six months of 2016.

 

    Alleghany reported $6.60 of earnings per diluted share and $6.37 of operating earnings per diluted share for the 2017 second quarter, compared with $4.99 and $2.96, respectively, for the 2016 second quarter.

 

    Alleghany reported $16.27 of earnings per diluted share and $13.65 of operating earnings per diluted share for the first six months of 2017, compared with $14.99 and $12.32, respectively, for the first six months of 2016.

Weston Hicks, President and chief executive officer of Alleghany, stated, “Our second quarter results reflect strong underwriting performance despite continuing price competition. The consolidated (re)insurance combined ratio was 92.4% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with 97.0% in the second quarter of last year. Each of our (re)insurance subsidiaries delivered profitable underwriting results in the second quarter and demonstrated excellent underwriting discipline in a challenging environment. The 2017 second quarter underwriting results reflect favorable prior accident year reserve development of $63.6 million, primarily at TransRe and RSUI, compared with $90.0 million of favorable prior accident year reserve development in the second quarter of 2016. The 2017 second quarter was impacted by $11.4 million of catastrophe losses, primarily at RSUI, compared with $124.8 million in catastrophe losses, primarily at TransRe, in the second quarter of 2016.

Strong equity and bond market performance contributed to our book value growth in the quarter.

Net investment income was impacted in the quarter by a $12.6 million charge related to our equity investment in Ares Management, L.P. (“Ares”), reflecting our share of a one-time transaction support payment made by Ares in connection with an acquisition made by an unconsolidated investment fund affiliated with Ares. Ares expects to receive future management fees from the acquired entity.

 

 

1  Stockholders’ equity attributable to Alleghany stockholders divided by common stock outstanding.

 

2  As calculated in Alleghany’s financial supplement.

 

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It is also worth noting that TransRe and Gen Re just passed the one year anniversary of their exclusive North American broker market underwriting partnership. The first year results were an unqualified success for all involved—ceding companies and their brokers, as well as Gen Re and TransRe. Over the past year, TransRe delivered Gen Re’s high-quality capacity through 19 brokerage organizations to 150 clients across 18 diversified lines of business. In total, the business bound during the first year is expected to generate approximately $350 million of premiums for Gen Re on an underwriting year basis.”

The following table summarizes results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016:

 

         Three Months Ended June 30,            Percent       

    Six Months Ended June 30,    

       Percent    
     2017      2016      Change      2017      2016      Change  
    

(in millions)

 

 

Net premiums written

   $   1,293.1       $   1,334.3         (3.1%)      $   2,526.2       $   2,656.5         (4.9%)  

 

Earnings before income taxes

     140.1         133.5         4.9%         348.0         345.9         0.6%   

 

Underwriting profit

     95.3         37.3         155.5%         196.7         187.4         5.0%   

 

Net investment income

     101.7         106.9         (4.9%)        217.2         211.7         2.6%   

 

Net earnings attributable to Alleghany stockholders

     101.8         77.1         32.0%         251.0         231.6         8.4%   

Mr. Hicks continued, “Alleghany Capital continued to grow and show improved results in the second quarter. Earnings before income taxes for the manufacturing and services businesses were up strongly to $5.3 million compared with $0.1 million in the prior year quarter. The manufacturing and services businesses also generated Adjusted EBITDA of $13.5 million in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of 59% over the $8.5 million of Adjusted EBITDA in the prior year second quarter. Oil & Gas losses before income taxes were ($6.6) million in the 2017 second quarter, roughly flat with prior year second quarter.

Alleghany Capital further expanded its portfolio as it recently closed its investment in Wilbert Funeral Services, effective August 1, 2017 and completed its acquisition of W&W|AFCO Steel during the second quarter. Corporate and Other expenses reflect approximately $6 million in one-time diligence costs and finders fees incurred in connection with these acquisitions.”

SEGMENT RESULTS

The following table summarizes the segment results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016:

 

    

    Three Months Ended June 30,    

     Percent          Six Months Ended June 30,          Percent  
     2017      2016          Change          2017      2016          Change      
    

(in millions)

 

Net premiums written:

                 

Reinsurance Segment

   $ 978.8      $ 1,010.5        (3.1%)      $ 1,928.2      $ 2,066.5        (6.7%)  

Insurance Segment

     314.3        323.8        (2.9%)        598.0        590.0        1.4%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
   $   1,293.1      $   1,334.3        (3.1%)      $   2,526.2      $   2,656.5        (4.9%)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Underwriting profit:

                 

Reinsurance Segment

   $ 62.2      $ 12.0        418.3%       $ 115.7      $ 107.5        7.6%   

Insurance Segment

     33.1        25.3        30.8%         81.0        79.9        1.4%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
   $ 95.3      $ 37.3        155.5%       $ 196.7      $ 187.4        5.0%   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Reinsurance Segment

The decreases in TransRe’s net premiums written in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 from the corresponding 2016 periods primarily reflect cancellations, non-renewals and reduced participations in certain international treaties, the impact of rate pressures and increased retentions by cedants and, to a lesser extent, the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The decrease in net premiums written in the first six months of 2017 from the first six months of 2016 also reflects lower premiums related to a large whole account quota share treaty, or the “Quota Share Treaty.” Premiums related to the Quota Share Treaty were $183.9 million and $180.0 million in the second quarter of 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $374.1 million and $424.8 million in the first six months of 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

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Premiums related to the Quota Share Treaty in the first six months of 2016 reflect elevated premiums written in the first quarter of 2016 due to differences between initial premium estimates at contract inception, which were recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015, and actual data subsequently reported. TransRe remains disciplined in its approach to the market and continues to focus on profitable growth opportunities.

TransRe’s 2017 second quarter combined ratio was 93.5%, compared with 98.8% for the 2016 second quarter, and TransRe’s combined ratio for the first six months of 2017 was 93.9%, compared with 94.4% for the first six months of 2016. TransRe’s lower combined ratio and higher underwriting profit for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 primarily reflects a lack of catastrophe losses compared with significant catastrophe losses in the 2016 periods, partially offset by less favorable prior accident year loss reserve development. The catastrophe losses in the second quarter and first six months of 2016 relate to wildfire losses in Alberta, Canada and earthquake losses in Japan and Ecuador. TransRe’s combined ratio in the first six months of 2017 was impacted by a $24.4 million unfavorable adjustment arising from the U.K. Ministry of Justice’s decision to significantly reduce the discount rate, referred to as the Ogden rate, used to calculate lump-sum bodily injury payouts in personal injury insurance claims in the U.K.

Insurance Segment

The increase in the insurance segment net premiums written in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 from the corresponding 2016 periods reflects continued growth at PacificComp and CapSpecialty, partially offset by competition-driven property insurance premium declines at RSUI. For the second quarter and first six months of 2017, PacificComp’s net premiums written increased by 22.9% and 20.8%, respectively, CapSpecialty’s net premiums written increased by 4.1% and 3.9%, respectively, and RSUI’s net premiums written decreased by 8.9% and 2.7%, respectively.

The insurance segment’s combined ratio was 88.4% for the 2017 second quarter, compared with 91.0% for the 2016 second quarter, and the insurance segment’s combined ratio for the first six months of 2017 was 85.8%, compared with 85.8% for the first six months of 2016. The lower combined ratio and higher underwriting profit for the second quarter of 2017 are primarily due to improved results at RSUI, reflecting lower catastrophe losses, partially offset by the impact of lower net premiums earned and less favorable prior accident year loss reserve development. The slightly higher underwriting profit for the first six months of 2017 is primarily due to improved results at PacificComp, reflecting favorable prior accident year loss reserve development and the impact of higher net premiums earned.

 

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Alleghany Capital

The following table summarizes earnings (losses) before income taxes and Adjusted EBITDA for Alleghany Capital for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016:

 

    Three Months Ended June 30,  
    2017     2016  
        Mfg. &    
Svcs.
      Oil & Gas           Corp. &    
other
          Total               Mfg. &    
Svcs.
      Oil & Gas           Corp. &    
other
          Total        
    ($ in millions)  

Adjusted EBITDA

     $    13.5       $ (3.6)      $ (7.5)      $ 2.4       $ 8.5       $ (2.8)      $ (3.4)      $ 2.3   

Less: depreciation expense

    (2.4)       (3.0)       -            (5.4)       (1.8)       (3.6)       -            (5.4)  

Less: amortization of intangible assets

    (5.0)       -            -            (5.0)       (6.1)       -            -            (6.1)  

Less: interest expense

    (1.0)       -            -            (1.0)       (0.3)       -            -            (0.3)  

Add: net realized capital gains (losses)

    0.2        -            -            0.2        (0.2)       -            13.2        13.0   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (losses) before income taxes

     $      5.3       $ (6.6)      $ (7.5)      $ (8.8)      $ 0.1       $ (6.4)      $ 9.8       $ 3.5   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2017     2016  
        Mfg. &    
Svcs.
      Oil & Gas           Corp. &    
other
          Total               Mfg. &    
Svcs.
      Oil & Gas           Corp. &    
other
          Total        
    ($ in millions)  

Adjusted EBITDA

     $    22.5       $ (7.3)      $ (10.9)      $ 4.3       $ 15.9       $ (6.7)      $ (4.6)      $ 4.6   

Less: depreciation expense

    (4.5)       (5.8)       -            (10.3)       (3.1)       (7.2)       -            (10.3)  

Less: amortization of intangible assets

    (9.3)       -            -            (9.3)       (10.2)       -            -            (10.2)  

Less: interest expense

    (1.8)       -            -            (1.8)       (0.6)       -            -            (0.6)  

Add: net realized capital gains (losses)

    0.1        -            -            0.1        (0.3)       -            13.2        12.9   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (losses) before income taxes

     $      7.0       $ (13.1)      $ (10.9)      $ (17.0)      $ 1.7       $ (13.9)      $ 8.6       $ (3.6)  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

Alleghany reported net investment income for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 of $101.7 million and $217.2 million, respectively, a decrease of 4.9% and an increase of 2.6%, respectively, from the corresponding 2016 periods. The decrease in net investment income in the second quarter of 2017 from the second quarter of 2016 primarily relates to a $12.6 million charge related to our equity investment in Ares, partially offset by higher income from partnerships and higher bond interest income. The increase in net investment income in the first six months of 2017 from the first six months of 2016 primarily relates to higher income from partnerships and higher bond interest income, partially offset by a $12.6 million charge on our equity investment in Ares.

Financial statement total return3 on investments was 1.8% for the 2017 second quarter, compared with 1.4% for the 2016 second quarter. Year-to-date financial statement total return was 3.5%.

OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

As of June 30, 2017, Alleghany had 15,419,347 shares of its common stock outstanding, compared with 15,410,164 shares of its common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2016. As of June 30, 2017, Alleghany had $379.2 million remaining under its share repurchase authorization. There were no repurchases of shares during the first six months of 2017.

 

 

3 As calculated in Alleghany’s financial supplement.

 

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Additional Information

Concurrent with the issuance of today’s earnings press release, Alleghany has posted a financial supplement to its website, www.alleghany.com, containing additional schedules that provide further detail pertaining to Alleghany’s financial results.

Additional information regarding Alleghany’s 2017 second quarter and first six months financial results, including management’s discussion and analysis of Alleghany’s financial condition and results of operations, is contained in Alleghany’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017 (the “Form 10-Q”), to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on or about the date hereof. The Form 10-Q and the financial supplement will be available on Alleghany’s website at www.alleghany.com. The Form 10-Q will also be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Readers are urged to review the Form 10-Q for a more complete discussion of Alleghany’s financial performance.

About Alleghany Corporation

Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y) creates value through owning and managing operating subsidiaries and investments, anchored by a core position in property and casualty reinsurance and insurance. Alleghany’s property and casualty subsidiaries include: Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (referred to herein as “TransRe”), a leading global reinsurer; RSUI Group, Inc. (referred to herein as “RSUI”), a national underwriter of property and liability specialty insurance coverages; CapSpecialty, Inc. (referred to herein as “CapSpecialty”), an underwriter of commercial property, casualty and surety insurance coverages; and Pacific Compensation Corporation (referred to herein as “PacificComp”), an underwriter of workers’ compensation insurance, primarily in California. Alleghany’s subsidiary Alleghany Capital Corporation (referred to herein as “Alleghany Capital”) engages in and oversees strategic investments and acquisitions. Alleghany Capital’s investments include: (i) Bourn & Koch, Inc. (referred to herein as “Bourn & Koch”), manufacturer/remanufacturer of specialty machine tools and supplier of replacement parts, accessories and services for a variety of cutting technologies; (ii) IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC (referred to herein as “IPS”), a technical engineering-focused service provider focused on the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; (iii) Jazwares, LLC, (referred to herein together with its affiliates as “Jazwares”), a global toy, entertainment and musical instrument company; (iv) R.C. Tway Company, LLC (dba and referred to herein as Kentucky Trailer), a manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry and other markets; (v) Stranded Oil Resources Corporation (referred to herein as “SORC”), an exploration and production company focused on enhanced oil recovery; and (vi) WWSC Holdings, LLC (referred to herein as “W&W|AFCO Steel”), a structural steel fabricator and erector. For additional information about Alleghany Capital Corporation, please visit www.alleghanycc.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Throughout this press release, Alleghany’s results of operations have been presented in the way that Alleghany believes will be the most meaningful and useful to investors, analysts, rating agencies and others who use financial information in evaluating the performance of Alleghany. This presentation includes the use of underwriting profit, operating earnings per diluted share and Adjusted EBITDA, which are “non-GAAP financial measures.” The presentation of these financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). Also note that these measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes. A discussion of our calculation and use of these financial measures is provided below.

Underwriting profit represents net premiums earned less net loss and loss adjustment expenses and commissions, brokerage and other underwriting expenses, all as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP and does not include net investment income, net realized capital gains, other than temporary impairment losses, other income, other operating expenses, corporate administration, amortization of intangible assets and interest expense.

 

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Alleghany consistently uses underwriting profit as a supplement to earnings before income taxes, the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, to evaluate the performance of its segments and believes that underwriting profit provides useful additional information to investors because it highlights net earnings attributable to a segment’s underwriting performance. Earnings before income taxes may show a profit despite an underlying underwriting loss; and when underwriting losses persist over extended periods, a reinsurance or an insurance company’s ability to continue as an ongoing concern may be at risk.

A reconciliation of underwriting profit to earnings before income taxes is presented below.

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,      Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2017      2016      2017      2016  
     (in millions)  

Earnings before income taxes

     $       140.1         $       133.5         $       348.0         $       345.9   

Adjustments to earnings before income taxes:

           

Net investment income

     101.7         106.9         217.2         211.7   

Net realized capital gains

     9.3         54.0         68.9         89.9   

Other than temporary impairment charges

     (3.8)        (5.7)        (7.0)        (26.5)  

Other income

     202.8         165.4         354.1         302.8   

Other operating expenses

     (225.2)        (185.0)        (400.3)        (347.1)  

Corporate administration

     (14.4)        (13.5)        (31.3)        (23.2)  

Amortization of intangible assets

     (4.6)        (5.4)        (8.4)        (8.4)  

Interest expense

     (21.0)        (20.5)        (41.9)        (40.7)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
           44.8               96.2               151.3               158.5   

Underwriting profit

     $       95.3         $       37.3         $       196.7         $       187.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating earnings per diluted share represents earnings per diluted share excluding (on an after-tax basis) net realized capital gains and other than temporary impairment losses, all as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Alleghany uses operating earnings per diluted share as a supplement to diluted earnings per share, the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, to provide useful additional information to investors by highlighting earnings per diluted share attributable to its performance exclusive of realized capital gains or losses and impairments. A reconciliation of operating earnings per diluted share to diluted earnings per share is presented below.

 

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     Three Months Ended June 30,      Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2017      2016      2017      2016  
     (dollars in millions, except per share amounts)  

Net earnings attributable to Alleghany stockholders(1)

     $     101.8         $       77.1         $       251.0         $       231.6   

Adjustments to net earnings:

           

Net realized capital gains

     9.3         54.0         68.9         89.9   

Other than temporary impairment charges

     (3.8)        (5.7)        (7.0)        (26.5)  

Income taxes

     (1.9)        (16.9)        (21.6)        (22.2)  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     3.6         31.4         40.3         41.2   

Operating income

     $       98.2         $       45.7         $       210.7         $       190.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding

     15,419,034         15,438,859         15,422,069         15,445,525   

Diluted earnings per share

     $       6.60         $       4.99         $       16.27         $       14.99   

Diluted operating earnings per share

     $       6.37         $       2.96         $       13.65         $       12.32   

 

  (1) The numerators for calculating diluted earnings per share and operating earnings per share may be further reduced for the effect of dilutive securities.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) is a non-GAAP financial measure for our non-insurance operating subsidiaries and investments held by Alleghany Capital. Adjusted EBITDA represents other revenue less certain other expenses and does not include: (i) depreciation expense (a component of other operating expenses); (ii) amortization of intangible assets; (iii) interest expense; (iv) net realized capital gains; (v) other than temporary impairment losses; and (vi) income taxes. Because Adjusted EBITDA excludes interest expense, income taxes, net realized capital gains, other than temporary impairment losses, depreciation and amortization, it provides an indication of economic performance that is not affected by levels of debt, interest rates, effective tax rates or levels of depreciation and amortization resulting from purchase accounting. Alleghany uses Adjusted EBITDA as a supplement to earnings before income taxes, the most comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, to evaluate the performance of certain non-insurance operating subsidiaries and investments. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to earnings before income taxes is presented above in “Segment Results-Alleghany Capital.”

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Forward-looking Statements

This release contains disclosures which may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “should” or the negative versions of those words or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements do not relate solely to historical or current facts; rather, they are based on management’s expectations as well as certain assumptions and estimates made by, and information available to, management at the time. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements are based upon Alleghany’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect current plans, anticipated actions and Alleghany’s future financial condition and results. Factors that could cause these forward-looking statements to differ, possibly materially, from that currently contemplated include:

 

    significant weather-related or other natural or man-made catastrophes and disasters;

 

    the cyclical nature of the property and casualty reinsurance and insurance industries;

 

    changes in market prices of our significant equity investments and changes in value of our debt securities portfolio;

 

    adverse loss development for events insured by our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries in either the current year or prior years;

 

    the long-tail and potentially volatile nature of certain casualty lines of business written by our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries;

 

    the cost and availability of reinsurance;

 

    the reliance by our reinsurance and insurance operating subsidiaries on a limited number of brokers;

 

    legal, political, judicial and regulatory changes;

 

    increases in the levels of risk retention by our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries;

 

    changes in the ratings assigned to our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries;

 

    claims development and the process of estimating reserves;

 

    exposure to terrorist acts and acts of war;

 

    the willingness and ability of our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries’ reinsurers to pay reinsurance recoverables owed to our reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries;

 

    the uncertain nature of damage theories and loss amounts;

 

    the loss of key personnel of our reinsurance or insurance operating subsidiaries;

 

    fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates;

 

    the failure to comply with the restrictive covenants contained in the agreements governing our indebtedness;

 

    the ability to make payments on, or repay or refinance, our debt;

 

    risks inherent in international operations; and

 

    difficult and volatile conditions in the global market.

 

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Additional risks and uncertainties include general economic and political conditions, including the effects of a prolonged U.S. or global economic downturn or recession; changes in costs; variations in political, economic or other factors; risks relating to conducting operations in a competitive environment; effects of acquisition and disposition activities, inflation rates, or recessionary or expansive trends; changes in interest rates; extended labor disruptions, civil unrest, or other external factors over which we have no control; changes in our plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, or intentions, which may happen at any time at our discretion; and other factors discussed in Alleghany’s 2016 Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on information available at that time. Alleghany does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent circumstances or events.

For more information, please contact:

Kerry Jacobs

Alleghany Corporation

212-508-8141

 

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ALLEGHANY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

     June 30,
2017
     December 31,
2016
 
     (unaudited)         
     ($ in thousands, except share amounts)  

Assets

     

Investments:

     

Available-for-sale securities at fair value:

     

Equity securities (cost: 2017 – $2,766,455; 2016 – $2,816,572)

   $ 3,311,294       $ 3,109,523   

Debt securities (amortized cost: 2017 – $13,205,526; 2016 – $12,927,103)

     13,369,373         12,983,213   

Short-term investments

     700,798         778,410   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     17,381,465         16,871,146   

Commercial mortgage loans

     636,537         594,878   

Other invested assets

     661,588         645,245   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments

     18,679,590         18,111,269   

Cash

     643,685         594,091   

Accrued investment income

     108,997         113,763   

Premium balances receivable

     852,765         743,692   

Reinsurance recoverables

     1,193,254         1,272,219   

Ceded unearned premiums

     196,966         201,023   

Deferred acquisition costs

     469,317         448,634   

Property and equipment at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization

     130,420         112,920   

Goodwill

     324,936         284,974   

Intangible assets, net of amortization

     465,604         378,680   

Current taxes receivable

     1,006         25,950   

Net deferred tax assets

     185,355         354,852   

Funds held under reinsurance agreements

     641,883         591,602   

Other assets

     635,710         522,922   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $     24,529,488       $     23,756,591   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities, Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests and Stockholders’ Equity

     

Loss and loss adjustment expenses

   $ 11,060,239       $ 11,087,199   

Unearned premiums

     2,254,090         2,175,498   

Senior Notes and other debt

     1,487,475         1,476,489   

Reinsurance payable

     120,981         90,659   

Other liabilities

     1,070,759         912,081   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     15,993,544         15,741,926   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

     100,690         74,720   

Common stock (shares authorized: 2017 and 2016 – 22,000,000; shares issued: 2017 and 2016 – 17,459,961)

     17,460         17,460   

Contributed capital

     3,611,601         3,611,993   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     350,357         109,284   

Treasury stock, at cost (2017 – 2,040,614 shares; 2016 – 2,049,797 shares)

     (809,199)        (812,840)  

Retained earnings

     5,265,035         5,014,048   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Alleghany stockholders

     8,435,254         7,939,945   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and stockholders’ equity

   $ 24,529,488       $ 23,756,591   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

10


ALLEGHANY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income

(unaudited)

 

    

Three Months Ended

June 30,

 
     2017      2016  
     ($ in thousands, except per share amounts)  

Revenues

     

Net premiums earned

   $ 1,243,929       $ 1,261,516   

Net investment income

     101,656         106,860   

Net realized capital gains

     9,268         54,012   

Other than temporary impairment losses

     (3,747)        (5,728)  

Other revenue

     202,812         165,371   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenues

     1,553,918         1,582,031   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

     

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses

     734,886         815,312   

Commissions, brokerage and other underwriting expenses

     413,737         408,937   

Other operating expenses

     225,170         184,955   

Corporate administration

     14,405         13,459   

Amortization of intangible assets

     4,611         5,397   

Interest expense

     20,989         20,433   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     1,413,798         1,448,493   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

     140,120         133,538   

Income taxes

     37,461         56,278   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net earnings

     102,659         77,260   

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

     848         189   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $ 101,811       $ 77,071   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net earnings

   $ 102,659       $ 77,260   

Other comprehensive income:

     

Change in unrealized gains (losses), net of deferred taxes of $76,300 and $48,275 for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     141,701         89,654   

Less: reclassification for net realized capital gains and other than temporary impairment losses, net of taxes of ($1,932) and ($12,279) for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     (3,589)        (22,805)  

Change in unrealized currency translation adjustment, net of deferred taxes of $5,364 and $879 for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     9,962         1,632   

Retirement plans

     98         95   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     250,831         145,836   

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

     848         189   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $         249,983       $         145,647   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $ 6.60       $ 4.99   

Diluted earnings per share attributable to Alleghany stockholders

     6.60         4.99   

 

11


ALLEGHANY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income

(unaudited)

 

    

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
     2017      2016  
     ($ in thousands, except per share amounts)  

Revenues

     

Net premiums earned

   $ 2,453,117       $ 2,483,081   

Net investment income

     217,194         211,723   

Net realized capital gains

     68,919         89,905   

Other than temporary impairment losses

     (6,964)        (26,487)  

Other revenue

     354,104         302,759   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total revenues

     3,086,370         3,060,981   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

     

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses

     1,434,191         1,479,956   

Commissions, brokerage and other underwriting expenses

     822,252         815,670   

Other operating expenses

     400,308         347,119   

Corporate administration

     31,290         23,193   

Amortization of intangible assets

     8,375         8,482   

Interest expense

     41,924         40,702   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     2,738,340         2,715,122   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

     348,030         345,859   

Income taxes

     96,011         113,946   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net earnings

     252,019         231,913   

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interest

     1,032         337   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $         250,987       $         231,576   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Net earnings

   $ 252,019       $ 231,913   

Other comprehensive income:

     

Change in unrealized gains (losses), net of deferred taxes of $143,570 and $103,256 for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     266,630         191,761   

Less: reclassification for net realized capital gains and other than temporary impairment losses, net of taxes of ($21,684) and ($17,576) for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     (40,271)        (32,642)  

Change in unrealized currency translation adjustment, net of deferred taxes of $8,083 and $11,955 for 2017 and 2016, respectively

     15,011         22,203   

Retirement plans

     (297)        357   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     493,092         413,592   

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

     1,032         337   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $         492,060       $         413,255   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share attributable to Alleghany stockholders

   $         16.28       $         14.99   

Diluted earnings per share attributable to Alleghany stockholders

     16.27         14.99   

 

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